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Earn A Bonus Of Up To $500 When You Open A Capital One 360 Savings Account

Open and fund a new Capital One 360 Savings Account before Feb. 29, 2016 and earn a cash bonus of up to $500. Learn more about the Capital One 360 Savings Account, a high-yield online savings account that’s perfect for your emergency fund or other savings goals.

What’s the most important thing you can do today for your financial health?

Set up a system to pay yourself first using automatic transfers into a savings account that’s separate from your primary checking account.

I’ve been saving this way since 2006 with a Capital One 360 Savings Account (formerly ING Direct). I’ve used this account to save for a down payment on a home, vacations and a new car. Today, my wife and I share a joint Capital One 360 account that holds about a year’s worth of living expenses in an emergency fund.

If you’re ready to open a savings account, here’s an offer you won’t want to miss.

Open and fund your very first Capital One 360 Savings Account before 11:59 PM (Eastern Time), February 29, 2016 and receive a cash bonus of up to $500.

How can you earn the bonus?

To qualify, you must:

  • Have never before had a Capital One 360 or ING Direct savings product.
  • Deposit at least $5,000 within the first 10 days of account opening and maintain at least a $5,000 average daily balance for the following 90 days. Deposits made from another Capital One 360 account won’t qualify.

How much can you earn?

Capital One360 Bonus Tiers

Your average daily balance during the first 90 days will determine the bonus you can earn according to the following schedule:

  • $5,000+ earns a $50 bonus
  • $10,000+ earns a $100 bonus
  • $20,000+ earns a $200 bonus
  • $30,000+ earns a $300 bonus
  • $40,000+ earns a $400 bonus
  • $50,000+ or more earns the maximum $500 bonus

When will you receive the bonus?

If you qualify for a bonus, you will be paid on or before day 130 (measured from the day after your account is opened).

About the Capital One 360 Savings Account

Yes, as a blogger, I am an affiliate of Capital One 360, but their savings account is one of a few financial products I would enthusiastically recommend without being paid for it.

Put simply, the Capital One 360 savings account is simple, secure and friendly.

The account is fee-free and there is no minimum deposit requirement to open an account. (You’ll need to deposit at least $5,000, however, to qualify for a bonus.)

The account pays a great everyday interest rate, currently percent Annual Percentage Yield (APY). The percent Annual Percentage Yield (APY) is variable and effective 1/12/2016.

With Capital One 360, setting up automatic savings deposits from your existing bank accounts is foolproof. It’s equally fast to withdraw your savings when you need it. One feature I love is the ability to set up multiple accounts on the fly – perfect for compartmentalizing your savings for different goals (e.g. your vacation fund, emergency fund and new house fund).

If you want, you can also open a linked free, interest-bearing Capital One 360 checking account that includes mobile check deposit, a MasterCard® debit card and thousands of free ATMs nationwide.

Capital One 360 offers some of the most convenient and friendly banking I’ve experienced via Web and mobile app. I’ve rarely needed it, but contacting a live Capital One 360 customer service rep has always been a fast and pleasant experience, too.

Next steps: How to open a Capital One 360 Savings Account

Opening an account should only take about ten minutes. You’ll want to have your Social Security number and the account and routing numbers for your existing checking account at the ready.

Once your account is approved, you’ll need to prove you own your linked checking account by logging into Capital One 360 and verifying the amounts of two small deposits into your other account. This takes a couple of business days.

After that, you’re set and ready to start saving!

Visit the Capital One 360 site to learn more or open an account now.

Disclosure: Money Under 30 is an affiliate of Capital One, meaning we may be compensated if you follow our links and open an account. As such, consider this a paid endorsement. If you choose to support our free content in this way, thanks!

Published or updated on January 12, 2016

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  1. Emmie says:

    Too bad they don’t have this offer longer, I just found out about it and would have definitely enticed me to move my money from my current bank where I make .07% interest.

    • Billy says:

      Hi Emmie, I know how you feel. Last year I discovered Everbank. I was so pleased! They pay a 1.60% APY intro rate for 6 months, then afterwards, mine went to 1.18% APY This Capital One 360 1% bonus after 90 days plus interest sounds great!.

  2. Angie says:

    All these years I never thought to open a savings account. I came across the capital one bonus and decided to put 10k in, and after the 90 days I got $100 back. Including the monthly interest, I got back $122 without having to lift a finger. You can never say no to free money. Haha

  3. John O says:

    Just called Capital One because the bonus did not appear after 90 days. They said it was a misprint and the time is actually 115 days.

  4. Cobo says:

    Really doesn’t seem like a very good deal. If you have that much cash sitting around and are under 60 there are are better ways to invest it.

  5. Albert says:

    I just deposited $50k in this bank after reading this article. It should give me $500 come late September. Thank you for letting me know about this no risk outlet. If you know of any more please post them on your website. I’ll keep an eye out. BTW I’m 30 now. I hope I’m still allowed on this site :- )

  6. Kelsey says:

    Well that’s a disappointment. I don’t have anything close to $5,000 lying around, let alone the $50,000 I’d actually need to get a measly* $500 bonus, and I doubt most people reading this blog do either. (*”Measly” only in comparison to $50,000. In my current financial situation $500 would be a miracle.) And if I did have that kind of cash, I’d already have it in a savings account, so I’m not sure what kind of demographic Capital One is aiming for here. Certainly not the under-30 crowd.

    • Nikki says:

      It’s free money Kelsey… Why wouldn’t you deposit your $50k for a little over 90 days and earn an extra $500 including interest. After this Cobo, you can invest your fluid money with an extra side bonus. Come people this is why you’re struggling… Please go see your banker &/or financial advisor today. This is an excellent deal and product… There are not many fluid, interest earning options out there today. Thank you, Capitol One!!

  7. Matt says:

    I love my 360 savings and checking accounts, and in general Capital One has pretty cool products. Their new 5th generation mobile banking app is beautiful and simple to use, as is the Capital One Wallet. I also really like the Level Money app that they acquired. Hopefully we’ll see that functionality built into a future generation of their mobile banking app.

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