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.
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