[FL only] Community First Credit Union $175 Checking Bonus


Update 4/9/22: Deal now $175. Hat tip to mangorunner

Offer at a glance

  • Maximum bonus amount: $150
  • Availability: Must live or work in Baker, Brevard, Broward, Clay, Duval, Flagler, Indian River, Lake, Martin, Nassau, Orange, Palm Beach, Putnam, Seminole, St. Johns, St. Lucie, or Volusia counties in Florida
  • Direct deposit required: Yes, $300+ required within 30 days
  • Additional requirements: See below
  • Hard/soft pull: Soft pull, reader via e-mail suggests it’s a hard pull but that is based on what a customer service rep said
  • ChexSystems: Unknown
  • Credit card funding: Up to $1,500
  • Monthly fees:
  • Early account termination fee: $10, six months
  • Household limit: None listed
  • Expiration date: December 31, 2020 December 31, 2021

The Offer

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  • Community First Credit Union is offering a bonus of up to a $200. Must use promo code CHK2022 Bonus is broken down as follows:
    • $25 When you open a new debit card (Advantage Checking or Bonus Debit) and enroll in the Save My Change Program upon opening.
    • $150 for starting a Direct Deposit (at least $1,000)
  • You also get a $25  for every friend you refer

The Fine Print

  • Membership is open to anyone who lives, works, or attends school in one of the following counties: Baker, Brevard, Broward, Clay, Duval, Flagler, Indian River, Lake, Martin, Nassau, Orange, Palm Beach, Putnam, Seminole, St. Johns, St. Lucie, or Volusia. Membership is also open to any relative of an existing or eligible Community First Credit Union of Florida member. We also offer membership to Select Employer Groups, including all employees of Brooks Rehabilitation and Web.com.
  • When applying online use code CHK2019. Must mention this offer at time of account opening.
  • Receive $25 upon account opening for opening a checking account and enrolling in the Save My Change Program, $125 for recurring Direct Deposit of at least $300 that posts within 30 days of account opening and we’ll post the credit within 6-8 weeks of account opening, and $50 for every friend you refer that opens a checking account.
  • Credit provided when your friend opens a checking account and mentions you as the referrer.
  • Credit and other restrictions apply.
  • All bank account bonuses are treated as income/interest and as such you have to pay taxes on them

Avoiding Fees

Monthly Fees

Advantage checking has no monthly fees to worry about.

Early Account Termination Fee

You do need to keep the account open for six months otherwise an early account termination fee of $10 will be charged

Our Verdict

If it’s a soft pull to open then I do think it’s worth doing if you live in an eligible area. If anybody goes for the bonus, share your experiences in the comments below. We will likely add this to our best bank bonus page if we can confirm the soft pull.

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Post history:

  • Update 8/14/19: Bonus is back. Hat tip to reader newbie
  • Update 8/2/19: Bonus is now cash instead of an Amazon gift card. In addition the $10 bonus for loading the debit card has been removed.

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