Open a Chase Total Checking account before May 15, 2013 and set up a direct deposit to receive a $200 bonus from Chase.
Chase regularly offer bonuses to open a checking account, but a bonus higher than $125 is usually difficult to achieve. However this $200 sign up bonus is accessible to everyone. You need a bonus code, but these codes are generated on the Chase website through this link. You can either print out the code or bring it to your branch and open the account in person. You can refresh the website and print as many unique codes as you desire, but any one person can only take advantage of this type of bonus offer once per calendar year.
To open a Chase Total Checking account you are required to make an opening deposit of at least $100 within 10 days and to qualify for the bonus you have 60 days to set up a direct deposit. There are no requirements listed regarding the amount of the direct deposit, but if it is more than $500 then you avoid a $12 monthly service fee. Two other options to avoid this service fee are either to keep the daily average balance above $1,500 in the account or the average daily balance in a combination of qualifying Chase accounts above $5,000.
This offer is only available to non Chase Checking account holders and those who have not had an account closed within 90 days or with a negative balance. Your bonus will be reported to the IRS on form 1099-INT and if you close the account within 6 months the bonus will be deducted from your account.