$75 Bank Signup Bonus - HSBC's Plus Checking Account

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March 25, 2009: Here is another sign-up bonus from HSBC for its checking accounts. If you open an HSBC Plus Checking Account with a qualifying initial deposit of $1,500 of new money, then you'll receive a $75 Cash Bonus. This offer expires on March 31, 2009.
  • Sign Up Link: Deal & Details
  • Or you can open by calling 1-866-427-2104.
    75 Bonus - Details & Limitations
  • Offer expires March 31, 2009, and cannot be combined with other offers.
  • To qualify for $75 offer, you must be a new-to-HSBC Relationship checking customer and open a Plus Checking Account with an initial deposit of $1,500 of new money into any HSBC Deposit Account. New money means funds not previously held by any member of the HSBC group.
  • If you qualify, $75 will be deposited into your new checking account within 6 to 8 weeks after the requirements have been met.
  • Limited to one (1) offer per household.
  • Cash bonus is considered interest income and will be reported on IRS Form 1099-INT.
  • APY is variable and is subject to change at any time. The Annual Percentage Yield (APY) for the Interest Checking Account of 0.02% is accurate as of March 24, 2009 on balances of $5.00 or more.
  • Charges and fees may reduce earnings.
  • To avoid a monthly maintenance fee, you need to maintain $15,000 in total combined balances including personal deposit, investment, and qualifying credit balances.
  • HSBC reserves the right to charge your checking account an amount equal to the bonus if your checking account does not remain active and open for 180 days.

There is another flavor to this deal for those who don't want to invest $3000. They're offering a $25 sign-up bonus when you open a Choice Checking account with an initial deposit of $500 of new money into any HSBC Deposit Account and get an HSBC Debit MasterCard® with PayPass™ by March 31, 2009. Kindly refer to the fine print (on the above link) for more details.

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