I stopped by our friendly branch of Suntrust Bank here on Hilton Head Island and said hi to the branch manager and our new account specialist Megan who will be processing your new personal (15K Delta) and business (25K DL) checking accounts.
They indicated all is going well with the new account process and wanted me to pass along, they are not able to actually open the account until the funding is received. At that point they will order your debit cards. They appreciate your business and kindness on the phone and look forward to helping all of you. If you have a business in another state they will help you out BUT you must provide proof that the business exists, by DBA (doing business as) or state registration ( each state varies in forms and fees).
I’m asking you as a personal favor as they have helped us each of the last two years that you actually consider using Suntrust as your bank for at least part of you banking, or at the least keep the account open 6 months so they can earn and keep their commissions.
Thanks. I’m glad they are going the extra mile for you. I just opened our personal accounts for the 15K bonus.
We still have no word on the authorized users as of yet. One call said yes and one said no. Only time will tell and I’ll post when I get the results of our attempt at authorized users.
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Those of you that have kept your Visa debit cards from Suntrust should be getting an email shortly where they are giving you another 2500 points for keeping your account open. Now that is bank service for ya.
IHG® Rewards Club Select Credit Card
- Annual Fee: $49 fee waived for the first year
- Foreign Fees: No
- Card Type: Hotel
The IHG Rewards Club Visa is often cited as one of the most underrated hotel credit cards, with good reason. The official offer is for 70,000 points after $1,000 spent within three months, with the first year’s fee waived. The card comes with an annual free night certificate that can be used at any IHG property, including Intercontinental hotels - making this certificate worth upwards of 50,000 points. This is far more generous than some other hotel cards, which limit the categories in which free night certificates can be redeemed.
Cardholders earn 5 points per dollar at IHG hotels; 2 points per dollar at gas stations, grocery stores, and restaurants; 1 point per dollar everywhere else. Moreover, you’ll get a 10% rebate on award redemptions, up to 100,000 points per year. The card also comes with Platinum status, though that doesn’t get you much with IHG. Still, this is a fantastic card to have in your wallet, with benefits that far outweigh the already low $49 annual fee.
- Earn 70,000 bonus points after you spend $1,000 in the first 3 months of account opening
- Enjoy a free night of card membership at over 4,700 hotels worldwide
- Earn 5 points for each $1 spent at our hotels
- Earn 2 points per $1 spent on purchases at gas stations, grocery stores and restaurants
- Bonus points redeemable at hotels such as Intercontinental® Hotels & Resorts, Crowne Plaza® Hotels & Resorts and Holiday Inn®
- Automatic platinum elite status, as long as you remain a cardmember
- $0 introductory annual fee the first year, then $49