Banking is very competitive today. Financial institutions are practically throwing freebies and money at you to get your business. Here's an easy one just to start off with:
ING Direct will give you a $25 bonus to open and absolutely FREE Orange Savings account with a minimum opening balance of $250 (valid through 9/29/08). No service charges, no hidden fees, AND you'll get a great 3.00% Annual Percentage Yield (effective 3/19/08) on your money. There's no minimum balance requirement, no changing banks, and your money is FDIC-Insured.
You have to be referred by someone who already has an account, and the person who refers you will get a $10 "thank you" bonus as well. So, if you would like a referral invite to get your $25 and get me a $10 bonus as well, you can e-mail me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please include your first and last name, just put "ING BONUS" in the subject and I'll send you a referral e-mail as soon as I get your message. Simply click the link in the e-mail invite and open your account.