For over a year now I’ve seen several other bloggers & readers sign up and use ING Direct accounts since so many of us bank online and it’s been on my “To Do” list for a while now to set up an account. And about once a year I see that they are offering $50 cash just to try out their accounts…..to be honest I’ve just never gotten around to signing up so this year I was determined to do it for the extra $50! With earning a little bit of money here and a little bit of money there it seems to be hard to keep track and save money in one spot – I just end up dumping it in our checking account so that we can use it for bills. Every 5 years the *plan* is that my husband & I would take an anniversary vacation without kids, and so far we’ve been saving up for 3 years now. BUT every once in a while we end up “borrowing” money from our vacation fund that just never gets replaced. I also tried using Paypal to save money just to have a “separate” account from my bank but ended up using it to pay online bills or Christmas bills. SO I thought signing up through ING Direct with an online bank account would be a great idea for saving extra money not to mention getting the extra promo cash! I’ve deemed it my “hands-off” account. I have committed to only putting money in, and taking out money only for our anniversary vacation every 5 years or so. This is also a great idea for families that have a tough time saving money for Christmas, or for an emergency fund – just set a few dollars in your account every now and then and watch it grow! Or even your own family vacation! I’m thinking of opening up a second account for our Disney family vacation that we are planning on in 3 years too!
If you sign up for a new ING checking account & make 3 transactions with their ATM card OR Person2Person payments (online payment) in the next 45 days you’ll receive an EXTRA $50 cash in your account in 50 days! I’m SO excited as this is an awesome way to help kick off my new vacation fund & keep it growing! The cash that I’ve already saved is hidden in my house in an envelope and I’ll be depositing that (for free of course) in one of their ATM machines. There were no fees and my favorite – NO minimum! I put $5 in my account just until I get my ATM card to deposit the rest of my cash.
How do you earn the extra $50 CASH?
1. Sign Up for an ING Direct checking account here.
2. Make 3 different transactions using their ATM card or Person2Person payments online in the next 45 days.
3. Look for your $50 in 50 days!
How do you save up for that special occasion and NOT spend it? Have you thought about opening up a completely separate account in a different bank just to ensure that you’ll actually save the money and not use it for other bills? I’ll update you guys in about a month or so after I’ve been using the ING Direct checking account & let you know how I like it!