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Does anyone know if there's a geographical restriction for this deal? I live in Texas.

I did bonuses with Fifth Third back in 2008 and in 2011. ING worked as DD.

ungar2000 said:   I did bonuses with Fifth Third back in 2008 and in 2011. ING worked as DD.
Are you local?

^^ yes

ungar2000 said:   ^^ yesyou felix or gerald?

I'm in Orlando Florida. My promotional postcard stated I would get 150 dollars. So each region is different I assume. ymmv

anyone know if there is a way to get this if you don't have the postcard offer from them?

Silverthunder said:   anyone know if there is a way to get this if you don't have the postcard offer from them?

Dang, I had no idea you had to have a postcard. I'm just going to walk to my local branch and see if I can still get this deal.

skunker said:   Silverthunder said:   anyone know if there is a way to get this if you don't have the postcard offer from them?

Dang, I had no idea you had to have a postcard. I'm just going to walk to my local branch and see if I can still get this deal.


Report back how it goes.

Nearest branch is 180 miles away.. Anyone geographical coverage on opening the account?

can CA residents open this account over phone or through their website?

skunker said:   Silverthunder said:   anyone know if there is a way to get this if you don't have the postcard offer from them?

Dang, I had no idea you had to have a postcard. I'm just going to walk to my local branch and see if I can still get this deal.


or you could call them, since the terms say with a phone call you only need to mention the code.

Silverthunder said:   anyone know if there is a way to get this if you don't have the postcard offer from them?

yes, call the 800 number to open the account and give them the code.

is bank to bank ACH transfer OK for DD?

5/3 Bank asks you for your mailing address and if you're not in a branch area they will not open the account over the phone.

STEALfromCAGgive2FW said:   Direct Deposit required

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MA Code when calling is 10387


Is this code state specific or does it apply nationwide?

Received the promo mailer card in Chicago. It has 10387 MA code as well.

stompoutloud said:   I'm in Orlando Florida. My promotional postcard stated I would get 150 dollars. So each region is different I assume. ymmv

I also got one for $150, and I just opened my account this morning.


alextan

I will go to the branch and try my luck. I don't have a post card.

Not for Californians. I called to open the account, they accepted the promo code on the phone, but application could not be processed due to California zip code.

Based on the terms and conditions, I think one could sign up for the eAccess checking account which has no fees, but at the cost of no check writing or paper statements.

Can anyone confirm?

Answering my own question after talking to rep:
E-Access account is eligible, however it does require $500 per month in Direct Deposit. (Hopefully ING will still work for DD) The promo code worked over the phone in Missouri (make sure to mention it to them). CSR said bonus should post within a few days of the direct deposit.

jolapo said:   I will go to the branch and try my luck. I don't have a post card.

Please post back after you done. I don't have it also but want to use it

I will go on Friday and then report back to this group. I don't have a postcard, either.

Caution: Not FDIC insured...may lose value.

Bah

Based on the information provided, there are no locations within 1,000 miles. Please refine your search.

ahmadcpa said:   Caution: Not FDIC insured...may lose value.

Fifth Third Bank provides access to investments and investment services through various subsidiaries, including Fifth Third Securities. Fifth Third Securities is the trade name used by Fifth Third Securities, Inc., member FINRA/SIPC, a registered broker-dealer and registered investment advisor registered with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Registration does not imply a certain level of skill or training. Securities and investments offered through Fifth Third Securities, Inc., and insurance products:...

Checking Information & Disclosures: "Direct deposit transactions are limited to: payroll, Social Security, pension, and government benefits."
Probably won't work for me anyway since the closest branch is 300 miles away (in PA).

USrules said:   Checking Information & Disclosures: "Direct deposit transactions are limited to: payroll, Social Security, pension, and government benefits."
Probably won't work for me anyway since the closest branch is 300 miles away (in PA).


That quote about DD doesn't really mean much.

I opened a $100 bonus account with them 03/2012. Alliant CU ACH push triggered the DD bonus on the same day the push posted. YMMV

Opened an account over the phone using the MA code listed in the OP. Never received a postcard.

In addition to all other term & conditions posted previously in this thread, the phone rep advised that the account needs to remain open for 90 days, otherwise the $200 bonus will be taken away upon account closing. Forgot to ask if the accounts are FDIC Insured, but Fifth Third's web-site states on their home page that they're an FDIC member (see lower right-hand corner of main site). Previously in this thread, "invetsment" accounts were listed as not having FDIC coverage. A checking account is not an "investment" account, so hopefully it's FDIC insured.

ahmadcpa said:   Caution: Not FDIC insured...may lose value.

Who cares if the reason to open the account is to get the bonus? No need to deposit millions if so, therefore; FDIC does not come into play and can go pound sand.

Why the talk about FDIC insured? The checking is FDIC insured. The previous quote about not FDIC insured pertains to the fine print for the investment account.

I used the code that OP posted and I successfully set up a new checking account (basic 'eaccess' option) over the phone. Thanks, Op! PS> I live in Midwest and have a bank a few blocks down, so it was a no-brainer for me.

Any deadline (expiration date) listed on the postcard?
Also, what options for funding were given when opening by phone? Thanks.

The only funding options I was given over the phone was either mailing in a check or dropping one off at a branch. No credit/debit funding or even bank to bank transfers.

myndreamland said:   Why the talk about FDIC insured? The checking is FDIC insured. The previous quote about not FDIC insured pertains to the fine print for the investment account.

And investment accounts typically have SIPC insurance

No go in Washington, DC. They told me you need to be within a 50 mile radius of a branch or within a state they do business in.

on the postcards what are the deadline dates you must open the account by?

Push from alliant triggers bonus.



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