American Express is making a play to get more people to treat the Bluebird program as a real checking account. To help incentivize people to do that with direct deposits, they are offering $50 when you initiate two direct deposits over $250 into your Bluebird account.
$50 Free With Direct Deposit To Bluebird
Here are the details about how to receive the money:
- Enroll in Direct Deposit – Link
- Receive at least two Direct Deposits of at least $250 or more each to your Bluebird Account, the second of which must post on or before July 31, 2014
- A qualifying Direct Deposit is defined as a recurring Direct Deposit of a paycheck or other periodic income electronically deposited by a payor into your Bluebird Account.
- Statement credit will be posted to your Bluebird account within 30 days of meeting the requirement.
Important Things To Know
First of all, my wife and I each received these e-mails but my e-mail says only $25. Also, the terms say that the offer is only available for the e-mail address that received it.
However, according to a press release from American Express (that can be seen here), anyone who has not previously enrolled for direct deposit is eligible for this statement credit. If you enroll and do not receive the bonus cash, definitely contact them to inquire about it. The number is 855-306-7394.
After the bonus posts, you can change your direct deposit back. I know it can be a little hassle, but for $50, I think it is worth it!