BMO BMO: Get Up to $300.00 When You Open a New Chequing Account Get Up to $300 with a New Chequing Account!

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Head to BMO and treat yourself to a bonus, because you can earn up to a $300.00 in cash bonus when you open a new BMO chequing account!

This offer is only available to new or eligible customers and there are three chequing account plans eligible for a cash bonus.

After opening an account online or at a BMO branch, there are two additional steps required to qualify for the cash bonus:

  • Make a deposit of any amount into the account before April 30, 2019
  • Set up a recurring direct deposit and have at least one direct deposit transaction to the account before by May 30, 2019

Once complete, your eligible cash bonus will be deposited into your account by July 19, 2019.

This offer is available until April 30, 2019 to new or eligible customers -- click here to read the complete terms and conditions of this offer.

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    • This is cold deal.

      BMO needs you to keep the account open for a long time.

      It says you need to keep it open until july 2020.

      That is 1 and a half years.

      If you pay the $30 monthly fee, you are already behind.

      If you keep 6000+ in your checking, compared to an easily attainable rate of 3% (which is an attainable rate for GIC today), you would have got $270+.

      example:
      hsbc 3.1% for 15 months
      https://www.hsbc.ca/1/2/personal/special/gic-offer


      This is not to mention the loops you (may) need to jump through with the direct deposit.

      So BMO is cold deal, just like previous years.

      For comparison, tangerine is offering $200 for no fee account if you set up direct deposit or pre-auth debit.
      https://www.tangerine.ca/en/landing-pag ... index.html
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    • I would stay away from BMO. For 300, you will have to spend 600 dollar worth time.
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    • RBC has the same offer, keep open for 1 year.

      Lets wait for Cibc and Td promotion
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    • xx1what wrote:
      Jan 15th, 2019 4:55 am
      This is cold deal.

      BMO needs you to keep the account open for a long time.

      It says you need to keep it open until july 2020.

      That is 1 and a half years.

      If you pay the $30 monthly fee, you are already behind.

      If you keep 6000+ in your checking, compared to an easily attainable rate of 3% (which is an attainable rate for GIC today), you would have got $270+.

      example:
      hsbc 3.1% for 15 months
      https://www.hsbc.ca/1/2/personal/special/gic-offer


      This is not to mention the loops you (may) need to jump through with the direct deposit.

      So BMO is cold deal, just like previous years.

      For comparison, tangerine is offering $200 for no fee account if you set up direct deposit or pre-auth debit.
      google: orange 50

      I see July 2019. Where did you see July 2020?
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    • slampii wrote:
      Jan 15th, 2019 5:16 pm
      I see July 2019. Where did you see July 2020?
      If you close the Chequing Account or change to a Plan
      other than an Eligible Plan before July 19, 2020, and the
      Cash Bonus has been awarded, BMO reserves the right,
      in its sole and absolute discretion, to withdraw the full
      amount of the Cash Bonus from the Chequing Account or
      send you an invoice for any amount outstanding.

      First they say it has to be open until July 19, 2019 to receive the bonus but to keep the bonus you have to keep it open until July 19, 2020! That's a new unconventional requirement.
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    • slampii wrote:
      Jan 15th, 2019 5:16 pm
      I see July 2019. Where did you see July 2020?
      If you close the Chequing Account or change to a Plan
      other than an Eligible Plan before July 19, 2020, and the
      Cash Bonus has been awarded, BMO reserves the right,
      in its sole and absolute discretion, to withdraw the full
      amount of the Cash Bonus from the Chequing Account or
      send you an invoice for any amount outstanding.
      The payment is by July 19 2019. But BMO has their "typical claw-back clause", that tends to show up on all their checking promos over the years.

      I havn't heard of any data points of actual claw-back though, but I wouldn't recommend anyone to take this risk.

      This "claw-back" clause is also not uncommon:
      CIBC $300 (last summer) needs the account to be open for 1 year. But their account only costs $15 or $3000 deposit.
      RBC $300 (currently) needs the account to be open for 1 year. They also need the same direct deposit or pre-authorize debit to remain on the account. This seems like a tall order.
      Their account is also only $15.


      TD $300 does not have the clawback clause, and you can change the account after you receive $300.

      Tangerine $200 doesn't have clawback, but their account is free so no reason to cancel in a hurry.
      This seems like the easiest promo in comparison.
      https://www.tangerine.ca/en/landing-pag ... index.html

      You can also use a friend's referral code. The "orange 50" code is the code from the bank itself.
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    • xx1what wrote:
      Jan 15th, 2019 5:32 pm
      The payment is by July 19 2019. But BMO has their "typical claw-back clause", that tends to show up on all their checking promos over the years.

      I havn't heard of any data points of actual claw-back though, but I wouldn't recommend anyone to take this risk.

      This "claw-back" clause is also not uncommon:
      CIBC $300 (last summer) needs the account to be open for 1 year. But their account only costs $15 or $3000 deposit.
      RBC $300 (currently) needs the account to be open for 1 year. They also need the same direct deposit or pre-authorize debit to remain on the account. This seems like a tall order.
      Their account is also only $15.


      TD $300 does not have the clawback clause, and you can change the account after you receive $300.

      Tangerine $200 doesn't have clawback, but their account is free so no reason to cancel in a hurry.
      This seems like the easiest promo in comparison.
      https://www.tangerine.ca/en/landing-pag ... index.html

      You can also use a friend's referral code. The "orange 50" code is the code from the bank itself.
      is RBC having promo? -- can there monthly fee be waived with keeping a deposit?
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    • xx1what wrote:
      Jan 15th, 2019 4:55 am
      This is cold deal.

      BMO needs you to keep the account open for a long time.

      It says you need to keep it open until july 2020.

      That is 1 and a half years.

      If you pay the $30 monthly fee, you are already behind.

      If you keep 6000+ in your checking, compared to an easily attainable rate of 3% (which is an attainable rate for GIC today), you would have got $270+.
      I agree, when you compare this to the Meridian 3.25% 1.5 year GIC offer the same $6K will get you $295.6 in interest and you don't have to go through any of the BMO hoops. Pass.
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    • EdwardA376 wrote:
      Jan 15th, 2019 5:32 pm

      If you close the Chequing Account or change to a Plan
      other than an Eligible Plan before July 19, 2020, and the
      Cash Bonus has been awarded, BMO reserves the right,
      in its sole and absolute discretion, to withdraw the full
      amount of the Cash Bonus from the Chequing Account or
      send you an invoice for any amount outstanding.

      First they say it has to be open until July 19, 2019 to receive the bonus but to keep the bonus you have to keep it open until July 19, 2020! That's a new unconventional requirement.
      You don’t have to. It’s a clause that they may or may not enforce. A lot of paperwork for them.
      xx1what wrote:
      Jan 15th, 2019 5:32 pm

      The payment is by July 19 2019. But BMO has their "typical claw-back clause", that tends to show up on all their checking promos over the years.

      I havn't heard of any data points of actual claw-back though, but I wouldn't recommend anyone to take this risk.
      I’m going for it. I’ll open an account in April, Park $6000 in it and get the bonus in July. Come August I will close. If they ask for the $300 back, fine, I like getting mail anyways.
      scoper wrote:
      Jan 15th, 2019 7:33 pm

      I agree, when you compare this to the Meridian 3.25% 1.5 year GIC offer the same $6K will get you $295.6 in interest and you don't have to go through any of the BMO hoops. Pass.
      Don’t forget taxes on the $295...


      Side note:

      IMO These promos will be disappearing in the next couple years so take advantage while you can. They are getting stricter and stricter, and if they cost you more than $300 in time and lost opportunity cost then pass. This isn’t a cold deal, it’s still a lot of free money after costs/time is factored in.

      For me it’s a part time hobby to get something back from these Big 5 profit machines.
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    • Rakalraj wrote:
      Jan 15th, 2019 6:46 am
      I would stay away from BMO. For 300, you will have to spend 600 dollar worth time.
      scoper wrote:
      Jan 15th, 2019 7:33 pm
      I agree, when you compare this to the Meridian 3.25% 1.5 year GIC offer the same $6K will get you $295.6 in interest and you don't have to go through any of the BMO hoops. Pass.
      Why are you guys complaining from BMO, is it that bad or you just had a bad experience with them? Newbie here :)
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    • When was the last similar promo from BMO? ..... Re:

      Customers who closed their Existing Account between
      January 1, 2018 – April 30, 2019
      , and subsequently
      open a new Chequing Account are not eligible for the
      Chequing Account Offer.



      I know I participated in 300 dol. BMO promo ... but can't remember now when ... Pretty sure though it was before Jan. 1, 2018.
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    • if it was only 1 year i'd probably do it but 1 year and a half =

      :(
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    • Whats the best current offer for Chequing account?

      Tangerine or RBC?

      also does RBC have a no previous account policy for this offer?
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    • but RBC has no waive account meaning you're going to lose money by paying monthly fees.
      I will go to BMO and open and account and get $300. Time flies, i will let my money make some money.
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    • Tangerine's free $200 is easily the best and easiest promo. 200% rate of return?
      RBC is bad because you have to pay monthly fees. There's no sense getting $300 and then paying your account fee.
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    • Ridinginoffice7 wrote:
      Jan 15th, 2019 6:36 pm
      is RBC having promo? -- can there monthly fee be waived with keeping a deposit?
      Yes, RBC have $300 promo right now but they don't have a waive account which means you have to pay monthly fees.
      BMO also have $300 promo with a waive account. You need $6k in your chequing account so that you don't pay monthly fees.
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    • majala wrote:
      Jan 20th, 2019 1:06 pm
      Why are you guys complaining from BMO, is it that bad or you just had a bad experience with them? Newbie here :)
      The BMO $300 is way better than RBC's. I've done all the free money promo's from BMO, CIBC, RBC, TD, HSBC, National Bank and Tangerine. Open account, park some money so you don't pay monthly fees, set up direct deposit, wait a few months, get the bonus, close the account after one year and move to the next promo. It's easy as 1, 2, 3...and it's free money. Time flies and if you don't move, you won't get anything!
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    • Darkman wrote:
      Jan 20th, 2019 9:59 pm
      When was the last similar promo from BMO? ..... Re:

      Customers who closed their Existing Account between
      January 1, 2018 – April 30, 2019
      , and subsequently
      open a new Chequing Account are not eligible for the
      Chequing Account Offer.



      I know I participated in 300 dol. BMO promo ... but can't remember now when ... Pretty sure though it was before Jan. 1, 2018.
      I've done the BMO $300 promo almost 3 years ago. It's good i kept a bank log for each account.
      Opened my BMO on July 2016 and closed the account on February 2017 which means I should be eligible on this current Winter 2019 promo.
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