As many of you know, I’m a big fan of ING Direct. I have an ING Direct savings account and checking account, and I’ve never had any issues with ING Direct. They have a decent online savings interest rate, their online checking has a ton of features, and their online security is great. They are also really cool about doing a lot of promotions, including $50 and sometimes even $100 cash back promos when you open new accounts. Check out our ING Direct review for more on the company and their services.
In the past couple of years, ING has even begun to delve into the Black Friday scene, but with a twist. Instead of encouraging you to spend all of your money on Black Friday deals and shopping, ING is running some promos to help you save money during the busiest shopping weekend of the year. ING knows we love them, so they gave us a sneak peak at some of the promos they’ll be running this Friday and through the weekend:
1. 100% Cash Back Giveaway – Customers who use their ING Direct Electric Orange debit card on Black Friday between 8:01am ET and 7:59pm ET will have a chance to win 100% cash back. They will select one transaction every hour during this time period and deposit 100% of the transaction amount back into the Customer’s Electric Orange checking account. Essentially, your purchase will be on them if you win. All signature and PIN-based transactions are eligible. The maximum giveaway amount customers can win is $5,000. On Black Friday, follow @INGDirect on Twitter or visit We The Savers to see who wins each hour. You must be 18 years old to be eligible.
2. 25% Off ShareBuilder Real-Time Trade Commissions – This holiday season, why buy a toy when you can buy stock in the company that makes the toy? In order to help new and existing customers invest in their future, ShareBuilder, which is a subsidiary of ING, is offering 25% off the cost of placing a real-time trade. As always, ShareBuilder has no minimums and offers investors the ability to purchase partial shares. The rebate applies to all real-time trades executed on Friday, November 26th and Monday, November 29th. The rebate will be credited back to qualifying accounts approximately two to four weeks following the close of the promotion. Check out our ShareBuilder review for more about their awesome service.
If you don’t already have an ING Electric Orange checking account, it’s probably too late to sign up for one and get a new debit card by Friday, but for those of you who do have one, make sure you use it on Friday! Also, if you were saving up a lump sum of money to invest, do as much as you can on Friday, because you’ll save 25% on your trades.
Pretty cool stuff! Check out the deals from ING Direct this Black Friday!