Hooray Todd for letting me know and for DansDeals.com for finding the promo extension. These are for the personal checking and business checking accounts. Note the extension is for the month of October ONLY. They usually extend these for 3 months at a time.
Here is the info:
Update: Offer extended through 10/31!
-You are able to open a consumer account online by using the unique coupon code generated when you click on the offer links above. Just generate your own coupon code, and apply for a checking account online. The “Chase checking” account is free with 5 debit transactions in a month. The “Chase better banking” account is free with a $1,500 balance. Chase automatically located my Continental mileage number
-Chase/Continental Miles customer service line: 877-292-4273
-With a Continental debit card you also get a free piece of checked luggage for yourself and anyone else on your itinerary when you fly Continental. See Dansdeals.com/baggage for all baggage fees and exemptions.
-The 25,000 mile consumer offer requires making 5 purchases on a Continental debit card which carries a $25 annual fee. The card earns 1 mile for every 2 dollars spent.
-The 25,000 mile business offer requires funding the account with $500 and making a purchase on a Continental debit card which carries a $65 annual fee. The card earns 1 mile for every dollar spent.
-The terms state that you can get the miles for each offer once per calendar year.
-You enter the coupon code on the page right after choosing an account and clicking “Open now.”
-Be sure to also request the $25 Continental debit card when you apply online.
-If you fund the account online via a credit card (up to $500) it may be counted as a cash advance.
-You must fund the account with a minimum of $100 of new funds.
-There is no need to open a savings account, you can however fund it with another $500 if you choose to open one.
-Only the consumer offer accepted the code for me online, the business offer did not work with the code online-you’ll have to go in a branch for that one.
-On an account that I opened last year 22,500 miles posted within a few weeks of making the 5 debit purchases, and the remaining 2,500 miles took a of couple months.
-You need to spend at least $2 on the card in 1 month within 60 days of opening the account to trigger the entire 25,000 mile bonus.
-25,000 miles is enough for a free domestic ticket (only 20,000 miles are needed for short-haul flights under 1,500 RT miles, like New York-Chicago) and is 33% of the way towards a free ticket to Israel (75,000 miles)
Thank you again DansDeals.com and Todd for bringing this to our attention.
Citi Prestige® Card
- Annual Fee: $450 fee
- Foreign Fees: No
- Card Type: Bank
The increase to 50,000 ThankYou points for the Citi Prestige card may be a signal that Citi wants back in the game, big time. The sign-up bonus has just been increased to 50K points from the previous 30K offer. An added benefit is a $250 annual air travel credit each calendar year -- so, if you sign up in April, you'll receive the credit this year, and again in January of next year -- which more than covers the $450 first year fee. When you add in lounge access for you and up to two of your guests, you’ve added another $400+ in value. One more benefit worth mentioning is the fourth night free for any four-night hotel stay booked through Wagonlit Travel. And lastly is the $100 statement credit when you sign up for Global Entry and pay for it using the Prestige card. Don’t forget the ever-growing number of airline transfer partners that work with the ThankYou points program.
- $250 Air Travel Credit each year
- Complimentary 4th Night for any hotel stay
- Earn 50,000 bonus ThankYou® Points after $3,000 in purchases made with your card in the first 3 months the account is open.
- Points are redeemable for an $800 flight on American Airlines or US Airways®, a $665 flight on any other airline or $500 in gift cards.
- Transfer points to a variety of travel loyalty programs from airlines to hotels.
- Earn 3x points on Air Travel and Hotels
- Earn 2x points on Dining at Restaurants and Entertainment
- 1 ThankYou® Point per $1 spent on other purchases