There’s a new checking account opening bonus at Santander Bank. If you open a checking account and set up a direct deposit of $500 or more within the first 3 months, you will get a $150 added to your account within the 4th month of your account opening. Unfortunately this does NOT work if you open their extra20 checking (which we reviewed here).
More details on the offer here. You can open online or at a local branch.
I’m always thinking when they’ll end their extra20 promotion, though it’s been more than a year since I’ve opened my account and it sounds like they’re going strong, they can still end it any time. This sign up bonus might be a safer bet.