Citizens Bank $600 Checking and Savings Bonus

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Citizens Bank logo on phone screen

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

Where do I enroll?

Direct Link

Citizens Bank usually has online links that you can apply for, but it looks like this is as snail mail only so check your mailbox (I found the online link!). Here’s what the mailer looks like:

Citizens Bank mailer back
Citizens Bank mailer front

Who qualifies for the bonus?

You must live in one of the following states:

  • Connecticut (CT)
  • Delaware (DE)
  • Massachusetts (MA)
  • Michigan (MI)
  • New Hampshire (NH)
  • New Jersey (NJ)
  • New York (NY)
  • Ohio (OH)
  • Pennsylvania (PA)
  • Rhode Island (RI)
  • Vermont (VT)

Along with residing in one of those states, you can’t be a current customer or had a Citizens Bank personal checking or savings account in the last 6 months.

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What are the details?

The $600 bonus is broken up as follows:

  • Checking Account: Receive a bonus of $300 when you open a Citizens Bank One Deposit checking account or Citizens Bank Platinum checking account and make a direct deposit of $500 or more within 60 days of account opening
  • Savings Account: Receive a bonus of $200 when you open a Citizens Bank Green savings account or Citizens Bank Platinum Savings and deposit $15,000 or more and maintain a minimum balance of $15,000 for 3 months
  • Extra Bonus: Receive an extra $100 bonus for completing both account bonuses

Availability: CT, DE, MA, MI, NH, NJ, NY, OH, PA, RI, VT
Expiration: varied by the mailer you receive
Household Limit: None (everyone in your family can get the bonus!)
Direct Deposit Required: Yes, $500 or more for checking account (see what counts as a direct deposit)
Early Account Termination Fee: None

You can either apply directly online, call, or come into the nearest branch:

Avoiding Fees

The checking accounts have a monthly fee between $9.99 and $25 and the savings accounts have a monthly fee of $0 to $4.99, both can be waived if you do ONE of the following:

Citizens Bank One Deposit Checking Account:

  • One deposit of ANY amount each monthly statement period

Citizens Bank Platinum Checking Account:

  • Combined monthly balance across all Citizens Bank accounts (including investment accounts is $25,000 or more

Citizens Bank Green Savings Account:

  • Keep a minimum daily balance of $200 or more (account will automatically receive a fee waiver on the first 4 monthly maintenance fees)

Citizens Bank Platinum Savings Account:

  • No fees, but this account is only available if you open the Platinum checking account

The Bottom Line

This is Citizen Bank’s highest offers. The mailer also requires 6 months from the last time you had an account with them, which is better than the usual 12 months.

If you’re opening it for the bank bonus only, the easiest checking and savings account to open would be the Citizen Bank’s One Deposit checking and Green savings combination. Both of those two accounts are super easy to avoid fees.

I’ve done this for 3 years now, and between 4 family members, this is an easy $4,800 in free money every year!

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