I wonder if one could combine the deal below with free credit card processing via Google check-out to generate a lot of $0.25 cash back transactions. 1000 credit card transactions would give you $250 cash back.
Here is a re-post of cirrus message on FW:
Sorry about the goofy message title.
Found this today:
Exclusive offer available to first-time Citibank checking account customers and existing Citi credit card members.
Get 25˘ bonus for your everyday purchases. When you use your Citi® credit card.†
To receive this offer:
Open and fund a Citibank checking account with a minimum deposit of $1,500 by 12/31/2006.
Make a direct deposit or make 2 bill payments per month at citibankonline.com.
Get 25 cents back on purchases you make with your Citi credit card! See below for details and limitations.
When you apply for your new checking account, please identify the special offer code of [CE8H] to receive 25˘ per Citi credit card purchase transaction deposited into your Citibank checking account. Below are the terms and conditions that you must meet in order to obtain the benefits of this special offer.
Terms & Conditions
†This offer is only available to first-time Citibank checking account customers and existing Citi® credit card members.
This offer is not available at Citibank Financial Centers.
IMPORTANT: By submitting an application pursuant to the offer details below for promotion code [CE8H] you acknowledge and agree that the satisfaction of all the terms and conditions of the offer is required in order to qualify to receive 25˘ per Citi credit card purchase transaction deposited into your Citibank checking account.
To receive this offer: (1) Open and fund a Citibank checking account online with a minimum deposit of $1,500 by 12/31/2006. (2) Within the first calendar month after the account is opened sign up for direct deposit or make two bill payments per month at www.citibankonline.com.
To pay a bill online means that funds are debited from your account during the applicable time period. You will begin to receive 25˘ per Citi credit card purchase transaction deposited into your Citibank checking account within 120 days of receiving your initial direct deposit or first two qualifying monthly bill payments, if your Citibank checking account and Citi credit card are in good standing. If at any point you do not meet requirements of the offer, you will not receive 25˘ per Citi credit card purchase transaction and offer will not be reinstated.
You may accumulate a maximum of $250 Cash Back in any calendar year. Cash reward is only available for standard Citi credit card purchase transactions made each calendar month. You will only receive Cash Back deposited into your Citibank checking account. You will not receive 25˘ for convenience checks, cash advances, transferred balances, finance charges or other account fees, credits and balances carried over from previous statements. Your checking account must continue to have direct deposit or two monthly bill payments in each calendar month and must be in good standing in order to continue to receive Cash Back.
All accounts are subject to approval. One offer per customer. Only available for first-time Citibank checking account customers and is valid only once for any individual. Offer is only available to primary cardholders on the Citi Credit Card account. Customer must be a citizen or resident alien of the United States (U.S.) with a valid U.S. taxpayer identification number. Taxes, if any, are the customer's responsibility. Accordingly, we recommend that the customer consult their tax advisor. Persons under 18 years of age are not eligible. Offer may be modified or withdrawn at any time without notice and is not transferable.
††Citibank EZ Checking package is free of monthly maintenance fees and per-check fees with 2 or more qualifying electronic bill payments from, or a direct deposit to, a Regular Checking account during the monthly statement period. Otherwise, when the $1,500 minimum balance requirement is not met, your package will be subject to a maintenance fee and a per-check fee. Qualifying electronic bill payments are individual or recurring bill payments that you make to a third party: by preauthorized transfer; using Citibank Online; or using CitiPhone Banking® bill payment service. Check payments do not qualify. Charges for other account-related services apply.