I spend a good amount of time looking for deals and bargains to pass along to my readers. One of the best rewards I have found comes from CitiBank. From now until 10/31/12 CitiBank is offering up to 300 dollars in gift cards to anyone who opens a checking account in The CitiGold, Citibank or Basic Banking account packages. After that you have 45 days to enroll your account into the “Citi Thank You Rewards” program and compete one direct deposit and one qualifying bill pay in two consecutive months and the rewards are yours.
As far as rewards go this is among the largest I have found. It’s not as good as cash but you could use the gift cards for things like gas, movie tickets, and restaurants. This could offset those expenses in your budget or you could use the gift cards to treat yourself to things you don’t normally indulge in. Either way its a great deal.