Reminder: ING Direct: $50 Bonus For New Accounts still going!

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Right now if you sign up for an Electric Orange checking account you can earn $50! We did this several years ago when they ran the promotion – you can’t beat free money! Here’s what you need to do:

  1. Sign up for a FREE checking account through this link (no minimum balance required and NO fees!)
  2. Open Electric Orange and make a total of 3 Card purchases or Person2Person Payments (or any combo of the two) within 45 days of account opening. What I recommend is make a couple cheap purchases. I think we bought 3 packs of gum (3 separate transactions). 
  3. Your $50 bonus will automatically be deposited into your account on day 50. That’s a good rate for less than an hours work!

If you like the account, you can continue to use it after the fact. The good thing is, you don’t have to. Once you get your $50 you can pull it out (or you can leave it in and use it).

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  1. do you know if this affects your credit?

  2. It’s a checking account, not sure how that would affect your credit. – Mr Frugal

  3. Checking accounts don’t affect your credit..

  4. Tereza Dvoral via Facebook says:

    do you know if you have to pay tax from ING Direct sing up bonus?

  5. Done! I need an extra $50!

  6. Hard to make an easier $50 :-)

  7. I just signed up … can’t wait for my $50. I just got $100 free from Capital One by signing up for their card and charging $500 within 3 billing cycles. Free money … got it love it!

  8. They REALLY do this with no gimmick! I got a “black Friday sale” from ING & got a $107.00 bonus. I didn’t have to remind them or do anything special, it was just deposited into my account on the pre-determind date.

  9. That’s awesome! We were very happy with the process as well. Hard to beat free money :-) – Mr Frugal

  10. I couldn’t find out how much the initial deposit is…

  11. they have over 300 ATM’s in our area… : )

  12. Plus, they have a ton if ATM’s. My bank doesn’t have that many so getting more with this account was great. :) ING was just purchased by Capital One.

  13. Yep, totally easy to access your money!

  14. Daijeri N Smith via Facebook says:

    That’s awesome! My husband and I had just decided to switch over to ING, so this is just another bonus!

  15. I love perfect timing deals like that Daijeri N Smith!

  16. Do i need to hvae $ on hand to deposit when i sign up?

  17. Samantha says:

    In response to Tereza Dvoral, this $50 will count as interest and be reported to the irs so you would receive a 1099-INT next year for this account. At least that’s how it works at the bank I work at.

  18. They do check your credit, if its bad or or unavailable you wont get account as they need credit report to give you the overdraft line of credit.

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