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A new checking account...

I can open a new checking account by chase and get a $100 gift card just for opening the account. I can do it online too, by phone or in person. I want to do this online but hesitant. I would get free checks, free atm's, free check card, etc... Would you do it?

No bashing please!!!!

 
aidansmom111804

Asked by aidansmom111804 at 4:55 PM on Mar. 17, 2009 in Money & Work

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Answers (5)
  • If it wasn't a bank as well known and reputable as Chase, I would be hesitant, but it is really common and it is probably legit.
    kabbot01

    Answer by kabbot01 at 5:04 PM on Mar. 17, 2009

  • Yes. Most banks do the free checking, free check card, etc. So that's not a big deal. But right now, banks need all the customers they can get so the gift card is just trying to get more people. Chase Bank is not a bad bank at all. I would do it.
    DDry

    Answer by DDry at 4:56 PM on Mar. 17, 2009

  • Just be careful about giving your social security number and other personal info over the internet. If you feel skeptical DON'T DO IT. Yes if its a well known company like Chase Bank than it should be ok. But there are so many scams out there nowadays you have to be extremely careful.
    diamondmamma

    Answer by diamondmamma at 5:28 PM on Mar. 17, 2009

  • chase is evil. don't be sucked in, bc ESPECIALLY with profit hungry banks like chase, nothing is ever free and you will pay for that $100 gift card 10 times over.
    forget all the flash and go to a credit union which is not in the business of sucking every nickel and dime it can out of you until you get so fed up you close your account anyway! lol
    you would be surprised how many credit unions are now open to the general public, usually all it takes these days is just to live nearby.
    teri4lance

    Answer by teri4lance at 5:34 PM on Mar. 17, 2009

  • some opinion and blogs sites to show common treatment of chase customers

    http://www0.epinions.com/reviews/finc-Financial_Services-Online-Banks-Chase
    http://thealphajohn.blogspot.com/2006/10/i-hope-ceo-of-chase-bank-dies-in-fire.html
    http://www.creditcardsthatsuck.com/2009/01/i-am-convinced-chase-bank-is-evil.html
    http://meaningfuldistraction.com/2009/01/29/tales-lark-side-chase-bank-evil/
    http://www.toddhamilton.net/2009/01/chase-is-the-worst-company-in-the-world/

    lol it goes on and on for ooooh 300,000 or so sites lol
    teri4lance

    Answer by teri4lance at 5:40 PM on Mar. 17, 2009