Chase $600 Checking and Savings Bonus

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Chase is offering a $600 bonus for opening up a checking and savings account. This is one of the best bank bonuses that can be done over and over again. We recommend you do this whenever you become eligible.

Chase $600 Checking and Savings Account Overview

Chase has brought back an incredible promotion right now that gives you a chance to get up to $600 in bonuses. This is open to the public and ends in a couple of months, but don’t wait until the last minute! Sometimes they pull the offer before the expiration date, so I would jump on it if you’re interested.

The current offer summary:

  • Get $300 with a new checking account and another $200 with a new savings account with qualifying activities. Plus, get an extra $100 bonus when you do both!

Where do I enroll?

You can enroll directly at the promotion page Chase set up for this special offer:

Update 05/22/20: It’s back! Valid until 7/2.

Direct Link

Who qualifies for the Chase $600 bonus?

Everyone is eligible for one checking bonus and one savings account opening related bonus every 2 years from the time you last received a bonus from Chase. That also means if you had a checking bonus from Chase in the last 2 years, but never opened a savings account, you can get the bonus for the savings (and vice versa).

Chase $600 bonus offer

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What are the details?

The Chase $600 bonus is broken up as follows:

  • Checking Account: Receive a bonus of $300 when you open a Chase Total checking account with $25 or more and have a direct deposit within 60 days of account opening
  • Savings Account: Receive a bonus of $200 when you open a Chase savings account and deposit $15,000 or more within 20 days of account opening and maintain a balance of $15,000 for 90 days
  • Extra Bonus: Receive an extra $100 bonus for completing both account bonuses

Availability: Nationwide
Expiration: 07/02/2020
Household Limit: None (everyone in your family can get the bonus!)
Direct Deposit Required: Yes, any amount for checking account (see what counts as a direct deposit)
Early Account Termination Fee: Must keep the account open for 6 months or you will forfeit the bonus

You can either apply directly online, or enter your email address and Chase will send you a coupon which you bring with you to a Chase branch.

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Avoiding Fees

The checking account has a monthly fee of $10-12 and the savings account has a monthly fee of $5, both can be waived if you do ONE of the following:

Checking Account:

  • Keep a minimum daily balance of $1,500 or more
  • Keep an average daily balance of $5,000 or more in all your qualifying Chase accounts combined

Savings Account:

  • Keep a minimum daily balance of $300 or more
  • Have at least 1 repeating automatic transfer of $25 or more from your Chase checking account (one-time transfers do not count)
  • Have a linked Chase Better Banking Checking, Chase Premier Checking, Chase Premier Plus Checking, Chase Sapphire Checking, or Chase Private Client Checking account

The Bottom Line

This is the best promotion Chase has offered to the public. In the past, you could have done this every year, but since it got so popular, they have increased the time required between receiving bonuses to every two years.

The savings account’s requirement of leaving $15,000 in there for 3 months may be difficult for some people to do, but everyone should at least be opening up a checking account. Getting $300 for putting $25 in and having one direct deposit is easy breezy, lemon squeezy.

I’ve done this for 6 years now, and between 4 family members, this is an easy $2,400 in free money every other year!

17 COMMENTS

    • I just updated the link. The $600 offer expired, but I suspect Chase will offer it again as they have in the past. There is a $350 one that is available right now though if you don’t want to wait.

  1. I was reading in the information section the direct deposit should be a paycheck, pension, or government check, ex. Social Security. Is my understanding correct?

  2. I heard Chase is cracking down on both push and pull methods. No hard data, but wondering if anyone else heard anything with Chase Bank?

    • Of course you will get a 1099-INT. Chase says so in its fine print terms. Besides which, IRS treats all bonuses of this kind as interest, which they are, because they are payments to you for the use of your money over time.

  3. Anyone know when you become a new customer again? I know it’s 24 months, but is it 24 months after you opened an account or 24 months after the bonus gets posted or 24 months after you close the account?

  4. all bank bonuses are taxable as interest. think of the bonus as interest you normally earn from your accounts.

  5. Just finished my deposits and waiting for the bonus to show up. I can’t believe I have been signing up for bank accounts for things like a free beach blanket……

  6. I received my bonus last Friday. I deposited the required amounts through Fidelity by connecting my Fidelity account to Chase and doing an electronic transfer initiated from the Fidelity account.

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