U.S. Bank is at it, yet again! Through October 8th, open a new checking account at any in-store Albertsons branch (Oregon) of U.S. Bank and they will give you $75. No joke. And there are no gimmicks. They just want to earn your business with excellent customer service.
Here’s what you need to do:
1. Go to an Albertsons U.S. Bank branch in Oregon or SW Washington
2. Open a new, no-fee checking account.
3. Deposit at least $75 into the account; you will immediately receive a temporary debit card
4. Go through Albertsons and purchase at least $75 worth of groceries or gift cards using your new debit card. This must be a non-PIN purchase.
5. Immediately take your receipt(s) to the U.S. Bank counter and the teller will reimburse your account the $75 by the next business day.
Don’t be worried about messing this up. The tellers at this branch are incredibly helpful and they know you are coming in just for the $75. Just tell them Frugal Living NW sent you! They will make sure you do it correctly.
You do not have to immediately make your purchase nor do you have to do it at Albertsons. You can bring in receipts worth $75 from any store and receive the credit. Just make sure you use your new debit card in a non-PIN transaction (the cashier pushes the credit key instead of the debit key). I always suggest just doing it in the store so you can get it done in one trip.
Yes, this offer takes a bit of work: driving to the bank, setting up the account (10 minutes if there’s no line), buying $75 worth of stuff or gift cards while you’re in the store (10 minutes), handing in your receipts (5 minutes), and driving home. Even if you live super far away, you’re looking at making at least $20 per hour.
I have to give a big shout-out to the people at the Sunnyside Rd branch in Happy Valley/Clackamas. They are FANTASTIC. If you’re scared at all about doing this deal, just hit that branch. They are expecting you and will walk you through the entire process!
You will probably get a tax form next January describing that you received the $75 as income, so you’ll be taxed on it for 2010. And I’m not sure if other branches are participating in this offer.
This offer is open to new U.S. Bank customers only.
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