Vantage West is currently offering a $100-$300 promotion for opening checking and credit card.
On the surface the promo seems mediocre, but I think Connects Rewards is a worthwhile card to hold on a long term. It provides 5% cashback (on up to $1500/quarter) on various categories, including amazon, that you can choose from. I’ve written about the card on the past here.
Recently Connects Rewards had a unique promotion that essentially provided 5% cashback on 7 different categories over an interval of various days.
It used to be super easy to join Vantage West but according to various readers they’ve had difficulty qualifying for membership while not residing, working, or attending school in in qualifying area.
Essential Checking account is essentially free to hold so you can think about this offer like $200 signup offer on Connects Rewards. It also comes with this sweetener.
Premium Rewards Checking is isn’t hard to keep fee free, so it could be worthwhile going with Premium Rewards Checking over Essential Checking. The criteria for waiving monthly fee on Premium Rewards Checking is as follows:
No monthly service fees with average daily balance of $3,000, or combined average daily balance in all deposit accounts of $10,000 or monthly net direct deposit of $750
Pretty good deal granted you qualify and need more options to explore 🙂