Treat Yourself: Checking with Rewards at The Bank of Tioga

Try one of The Bank of Tioga’s free rewards checking accounts that come with great perks. The Bank of Tioga offers free checking accounts that come with perks to help you earn more money than you could with a traditional checking account. To earn the maximum reward, you’ll just need to do a few simple things you're probably doing already to qualify.

What is a rewards checking account?

Rewards checking accounts are bank accounts that offer users certain perks or incentives. Some common perks for rewards checking accounts are:

  • Cash back
  • High annual percentage yield
  • Reimbursements for ATM surcharges

At some banks, there are strict qualifications or high monthly fees when you sign up for checking with rewards. At The Bank of Tioga, we offer these checking accounts with rewards as a way of saying “thank you” to our loyal customers.

What is a cash back checking account?

Cash back checking accounts generally allow account holders to earn a certain amount of money back on purchases made with their debit card. Cash back rewards can vary greatly depending on where you bank. Some debit cards restrict cash back earnings to certain categories. With our Cash Back account, there are no category restrictions; you can earn cash back on any debit purchase.

What comes with a rewards checking account? 

A rewards account at The Bank of Tioga comes with many perks including access to online and mobile banking, an instant issue debit card and the ability to add your debit card to your digital wallet. Learn more by clicking on the icons. 

What are the rewards checking accounts?

Our rewards checking accounts offer rewards without extra fees or outrageous qualification requirements. These accounts are free, offering rewards such as cash back or high interest.

At The Bank of Tioga, we offer two rewards checking account options: Ignite and Cash Back. With Ignite*, you can earn 1.51% APY* on balances up to $10,000 and a range of interest on balances over $10,000. With Cash Back**, you can earn 3.50% cash back on debit card purchases** — up to $8.75 per month. With either rewards account option, you get free refunds on ATM withdrawals all over the country*.

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How do rewards accounts work?

Rewards checking accounts work like regular checking accounts, and we offer a number of perks alongside your Ignite or Cash Back account rewards. This includes:

What are the benefits of rewards checking?

The main benefit differs based on which account you choose. For Ignite, you get free checking that pays high interest:

  • Earn 1.51% APY on balances up to $10,000
  • Earn 1.51% to 0.27% APY on balances over $10,000, depending on balance in account
  • Earn 0.01% APY if qualifications aren't met

If you choose Cash Back, you get free checking that pays you back:

  • 3.50% cash back on debit card purchases
  • No category restrictions on purchases
  • Cash back earned on up to $200 in purchases monthly
  • Earn up to $8.75 cash back per month 

How do I qualify for the rewards?

Earning rewards is a piece of cake. Just do the following activities and transactions in your account each monthly statement cycle:

  • Have at least one ACH transaction (includes direct deposit, ACH credit, ACH payment or bill payment)
  • Have at least 15 debit card purchases post and settle (ATM withdrawals do not count)
  • Be enrolled in online banking and agree to receive eStatements

It’s that simple! If you’re using your debit card to make purchases, depositing your paycheck with direct deposit and receiving electronic bank statements, you probably already qualify for full rewards.

Even though they’re free to you, the banking basics you do to earn your rewards actually help us save money. For example, eStatements help us save time and eliminate printing expenses. Your monthly rewards and refunds on ATM fees are our way of thanking you.

Don't worry if you come up short sometimes. Your account is always free and there is no penalty fee. Plus, you can still earn cash back and refunds on ATM fees the very next cycle. For more clarification, please see our Qualifications Calendar.

How do I open a new checking account?

Stop in to either of The Bank of Tioga locations and ask us to open a new account. We would love to help you do more with your money through rewards checking!

DO MORE with your money at The Bank of Tioga

At The Bank of Tioga, we IGNITE PROSPERITY® by helping our clients do more with their money. Whether it’s saving a little extra cash each month or accomplishing a long-term strategy, our goal is to help you transform your financial life. Call and schedule an appointment today, one of our team members would love to help you do more with your money at The Bank of Tioga. The Bank of Tioga has two locations in North Dakota. For more information visit thebankoftioga.com, call 701.664.3388 in Tioga or 701.965.6333 in Crosby. #igniteprosperity


*Ignite

APY = Annual Percentage Yield. APYs are accurate as of 1/2/2023. $50.00 minimum deposit is required to open the account. To earn the rewards, meet the following requirements each monthly qualification cycle: At least one ACH transaction (includes direct deposit, ACH credit, ACH payment or bill payment); At least 15 debit card purchases post and settle; and be enrolled in online banking and have agreed to receive e-statements. Transactions may take one or more business days from the date of the transaction to post and settle to the account. Monthly Qualification Cycle means the current monthly statement cycle. Debit card purchases must be made with a debit card issued by our bank. ATM and ACH transactions and transfers between accounts do not count towards earning rewards. When qualifications are met during a monthly qualification cycle, you will receive:  Daily balances up to and including $10,000 earn an interest rate of 1.50% resulting in an APY of 1.51%; and daily balances over $10,000 earn an interest rate of 0.15% on the portion of the daily balance over $10,000, resulting in a range from 1.51% to 0.27% APY depending on the account's daily balance; and Reimbursements up to an aggregate total of $25.00 (up to $9.99 per single transaction) for nationwide ATM withdrawal fees incurred during that monthly qualification cycle. Interest and nationwide ATM withdrawal fee reimbursements will be credited on the first business day following the last day of the monthly qualification cycle. When qualifications are not met, the interest rate earned on the account's entire daily balance will be 0.01% resulting in an APY of 0.01% and ATM withdrawal fees are not reimbursed.  If the account is closed before rewards are credited, you will forfeit the rewards. APY calculations are based on an assumed account balance of $110,000 for the purpose of computing the APY range for the second tier. No minimum balance is required to earn or receive the account's rewards. Available on consumer accounts only. Limit of one account(s) per primary account holder social security number. Rates and rewards are variable and may change after account is opened. Rates may change without notice to you. Fees may reduce earnings.

**Cash Back

$50.00 minimum deposit is required to open the account. To earn the rewards, meet the following requirements each monthly qualification cycle: At least one ACH transaction (includes direct deposit, ACH credit, ACH payment or bill payment); At least 15 debit card purchases post and settle; and be enrolled in online banking and have agreed to receive e-statements. Transactions may take one or more business days from the date of the transaction to post and settle to the account. Monthly Qualification Cycle means the current monthly statement cycle. Debit card purchases must be made with a debit card issued by our bank. ATM and ACH transactions and transfers between accounts do not count towards earning rewards.  When qualifications are met during a monthly qualification cycle, you will receive: 3.50% cash back on up to a total of $250.00 PIN-based/signature-based debit card purchases that post and settle to the account during that cycle period. A maximum of $8.75 cash back payments may be earned per monthly qualification cycle; and Reimbursements up to an aggregate total of $25.00 (up to $9.99 per single transaction) for nationwide ATM withdrawal fees incurred during that monthly qualification cycle. Cash back payments and nationwide ATM withdrawal fee reimbursements will be credited on the first business day following the last day of the monthly qualification cycle. When qualifications are not met, no cash back payments are made and ATM withdrawal fees are not reimbursed. If the account is closed before rewards are credited, you will forfeit the rewards. No minimum balance is required to earn or receive the account's rewards. Available on consumer accounts only. Limit of one account(s) per primary account holder social security number. Rates and rewards are variable and may change after account is opened. Rates may change without notice to you.