I’ve refreshed the list of $25 bonus referral links for new ING Direct customers, and I’ve discovered what seems to be an interesting problem, possibly making it more difficult to use the links. First of all, in order to qualify for the $25 bonus, you must be a new customer and you must deposit at least $250 initially, not including the bonus.
In addition to these requirements, ING Direct seems to have made it more difficult for sites like Consumerism Commentary to share links provided by readers. In short, to make sure you can tell whether a link is still valid or expired, you must clear your cookies from your browser’s cache before clicking on the link. You’ll only need to clear cookies for ingdirect.com and its subdomains.
I’ve added a note in the original post stating that anyone wishing to claim the $25 bonus must clear cookies to be confident they’re accessing the latest referral link. Nevertheless, I expect this will slow down the cycle of bonus usage, which has been about ten per week here at Consumerism Commentary.
The waiting list is still closed. If you’re interested in sharing the referral bonus links available to you — you will earn $10 when someone successfully uses a link you provide — keep reading Consumerism Commentary to find out when I open the waiting list again.