How You Can Make $25 In Ten Minutes

by Broke Grad on December 6, 2007

Here’s a simple way to make $25 in only a few minutes. Previously, I’ve written about why every college student should have a high-yield savings account and the benefits of opening a separate account. By opening a high-yield savings account at ING Direct, you’ll get a $25 bonus after 30 days if you deposit a minimum of $250. That’s a 10% return just for opening a free account.

About the $25 bonus:

  • Use an active link from the list below to be eligible for the bonus
  • Complete the application (no need to enter a promotional code, because the links have the promotional information built in)
  • Fund the account with an initial deposit of at least $250 and leave it in the account for at least 30 days
  • Disclosure: The $10 I get for referring you will go directly into my loan payback fund (my ING account is my payback fund)

After 30 days, you can withdraw some or all of your money, because there is no minimum balance requirement and no annual or monthly fees. Interest on your savings account is accrued daily, compounded monthly and credited to your available balance at the end of each month.

If everything sounds good, get your $25 by following these steps:

  1. Click on one of the “ING $25 Bonus” links below
  2. Read the terms and then click on the “Open now!” button
  3. Verify that the link is still active. The new page should say:

“Start savings with a great rate. To receive your $25 bonus, open and fund your Orange Savings Account with at least a $250 initial deposit.”

If the top paragraph says anything else, then the link has been used, and you need to come back here and choose another one. If there are none left, leave a comment or contact me, and I’ll add more. I only have 25 referrals You only get 25 referrals per year, so I’ll keep posting links until I run out.

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{ 24 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Dividend growth investor February 25, 2008 at 12:22 pm

Or you can make $25 with only $1 in starting capital ;-)
http://dividendgrowth.blogspot.com/2008/02/e-trade-savings-account-bonus.html

2 Bart March 11, 2008 at 12:57 pm

It’s funny – I posted this on my blog like 6 months ago, and I’m surprised at how many people don’t know it. Plus, if you’re like me, you may qualify for a no-interest loan (find out by visiting the student financial aid dept), where the interest is paid by the government as a form of a grant.

I save quite well and don’t need a loan to pay for school, but I’ll still get one to cash in on ING direct giving me 4-5 APY on 4-10 grand the government will loan me for free. As long as you’re disciplined not to spend the corpus of the loan …

Also, even if you need the money you can probably do something similar to credit card arbitrage, where you’ll still get a few months of interest from the savings account.

3 Andrea April 10, 2008 at 10:40 am

If you have any Canadian readers who want to take advantage of this, I have 20 referrals left (but the Canadian one is only $13 instead of $25. Better then nothing though!)

4 Seth December 17, 2008 at 6:48 am

Thanks for posting this! I just used #24!

5 Jaclyn December 19, 2008 at 9:47 am

Thanks a lot! I’m lucky 25. I’m glad I went for this one over B of A’s Keep the Change. That .2 percent APY and cash matching can only be accessed after a year! I’m desperately trying to save before starting grad school next fall. I’m putting all my Christmas gift money in this new savings account!

6 Twin XL July 16, 2009 at 12:21 pm

Woo Woo! $25 bucks on it’s way! Thanks!

7 Free Freebies September 16, 2009 at 8:47 am

gah i missed it :(

8 Katie Doyen February 16, 2010 at 7:51 pm

I’m leaving a comment cause they are all gone- can you still get more links?

9 wordpress seo May 20, 2010 at 4:02 pm

I’m leaving a comment cause they are all gone- can you still get more links?

10 Frugal Son May 7, 2011 at 9:17 pm

Man, I can’t wait til this gets up and running again.

When’s your next round?

11 tneveca July 23, 2011 at 12:44 am

Anyone with anything positive to say about survey sites is probably a marketer. By the way, I’m a serial killer and the last woman I raped and strangled with a sock happened to be a marketer (no joke, I knew her from work).

12 rent textbooks online July 25, 2011 at 8:08 am

tneveca your are one sick person

13 Make Money in College October 8, 2011 at 8:42 am

ING is wonderful! Way to share the love also by giving away the $25 for each of those people! That’s awesome! I think I will try and do that on my site also!

14 aqui_c October 20, 2011 at 9:18 am

And what’s the difference with a Pyramid scheme?

15 tneveca November 21, 2011 at 2:16 am

Don’t trust blogs that put in a good word of a business or employment opportunity. The people who write them are called “ghost bloggers,” and they are payed to write something favorable. Ghost bloggers get payed about $10 to $25 per blog post and even less for subsequent comments. For all you know, more than three quarters of the comments here were also put up by the ghost blogger. There may even be only two people here, me and the ghost blogger.

16 tneveca November 21, 2011 at 2:19 am

Don’t take a job as a ghost blogger either. It pays next to nothing, just like filling out resumes, and it destroys the internet. Nine tenths of the information on the internet is false because the people writing it are sponsored by biased parties trying to manipulate readers in order to sell something, whether it be a product, service, or idea.

17 stevemiller August 27, 2012 at 3:44 pm

looks good to me- have only made a few buks but its better than nuttin

18 college loans online January 7, 2013 at 9:58 am

That looks like a cool deal wonder if it is still valid.

19 Craig Med January 12, 2013 at 12:23 pm

I have to try this. Thank you.

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