As of today, ING Direct is offering a 2.75% APY on the online bank’s Orange Savings Account. They are also offering $25 account opening bonuses to new customers with an initial deposit of $250 to qualify. This bonus is based on a customer referral; existing customers receive a $10 bonus for referring a new customer who receives the $25 bonus.
I’ve been a customer of ING Direct since 2003, and I’ve earned over $500 by referring customers throughout the years. I have no referrals left, but I’ve opened up an offer to Consumerism Commentary readers. Existing customers can request to be added to the waiting list (when it is open — it is not right now) and in turn, readers’ referral codes are posted on Consumerism Commentary for use by new customers.
Tonight, I refreshed the list of available $25 ING Direct referral links. If you would like to open a savings account at ING Direct and you have $250 for an initial deposit, please consider using one of these links to benefit other Consumerism Commentary readers.
Once you are a customer, you should receive your own referral links. You can then share those links on Consumerism Commentary (once the waiting list is open) and your friends and family to earn up to $500 in addition to your $25 account opening bonus.
If you don’t have $250 for an initial deposit, just click on the above graphic. You won’t earn the $25 bonus but you’ll still be granted referral codes of your own. If you do have $250, earn an additional $25 right away by choosing a referral link.
Updated June 16, 2011 and originally published October 24, 2008. If you enjoyed this article, subscribe to the RSS feed or receive daily emails. Follow @ConsumerismComm on Twitter and visit our Facebook page for more updates.