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ME Bank Everyday Transaction Account Referral - $50 for You & Your Friend (Maximum 10 Referrals)

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If you already own an Everyday Transaction Account prior to 19/11/14, refer a friend and you could both receive $50.

When you refer a new EveryDay Transaction Account (ETA) customer, they just need to make sure they provide your ETA account number in the “Additional Information” section – promotion code field.

Terms and Conditions:
New applicant - Open your first EveryDay Transaction Account (ETA) between 19/11/14 - 30/11/14, include the referrer’s ME Bank EveryDay Transaction Account number in the promotional code field and you will receive $50 into your ETA account within 30 days of their account being opened. If you held an EveryDay Transaction Account prior to 19 November 2014 you are ineligible for this offer.

Referrer – You must have an ETA open prior to 19 November 2014. You will receive $50 for each new EveryDay Transaction Account customer up to a maximum of 10 new customers.

$50 bonus will be credited to your ETA within 30 days of your friend’s account being opened.


ME Bank Referral Wiki

If you're looking to refer please add your details in the wiki. DO NOT POST REFERRAL DETAILS OR ASK FOR USERS TO PM YOU FOR A REFERRAL IN THE COMMENTS.

Please PM users if you use their referral.

Referral Links

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$150 Coles Group & Myer Gift Card for both referree and referrer when loans are settled.

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  • +1 vote

    why are my posts always deleted when they are the same as others that are not? :(

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    How to deteremine that it reach 10 referral?
    - it doesnt mean that the referral account is used is completed until ME Bank approve the application

    Is there a way that your account was already used 10x ?

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    is the link down for everyone?

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    I am unable to add the referral code…anyone else having the same issue
    edit: working now

  • +4 votes

    I don't seem to be able to select any colour for the debit mastercard.. which prevents me from moving onto the next page on the application form. :\ Tried using Chrome and Safari too.

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    I wonder if they will hold a campaign like this again.

    Should I reopen my closed account just to wait for such an event?

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      Open a new one; you'll have one open, one closed :-)

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        Weird thing is, they keep your online banking profile open even if all your accounts are closed (Just logged into mine, showing no accounts).

        So i'll still end up with one account. Guess its not really called "reopening" then.

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    Not available anymore

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    Sorry, but we couldn't find the page you were looking for..?! deal closed?!

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    URL no longer working.

    Did anyone save a screenshot?

    I think something has happened…interesting

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    Haha, another "OzBargain effect".

  • +4 votes

    Had just spoken to ME bank. Expressed my concern about they taking off the webpage. Pointing out that if they stop the campaign they will be in serious trouble. They have ready benefitted from people spreading our words. Their action would be classified as false advertising. Existing customers' credibility is also damaged as a result.

    I was told as far as She is concerned (Lisa), the campaign is still continuing. She is aware of the issues with their website, webpage not appearing correctly.

    She further clarifies as long as the application is submitted by 30th, it is qualified for the credits. They look at the date of application not the actual date of account open.

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      She further clarifies as long as the application is submitted by 30th, it is qualified for the credits. They look at the date of application not the actual date of account open.

      Hi Ahan,
      Was this over the phone or via email?
      I find the promo rather misleading. We applied 11 Nov, account was opened 1 Dec. ME tells us today we are not qualified because our account was opened past 30 Nov. ME was literal in stating on the T & C, Open an ETA bet 19-30 Nov 2014.
      I began seeing hope because of Lisa's clarification above.

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    I was told as far as She is concerned (Lisa), the complain is still ongoing. She is aware of the issues with their website, webpage not appearing correctly.

    "the complain is still ongoing"?

    what does that mean?

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    the "refer-a-friend" page is down, but I can still enter the apply process by links from homepage. I think this gonna work as long as I enter the promotion number right?

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      Just spoke to someone from ME Bank. The campaign is on hold right now due to some technical glitches.. They will put up the link back once it is fixed. Hold on till then.

      • +8 votes

        Are we the glitches?

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          I think so… may be they are going to tighten up the T&C now…

        • +1 vote

          I think ME Bank miscalculated just how popular this promotion would be, and the fact that people would be happy to share their account numbers online to get maximum benefit. I passed my details on to 3 family members so hopefully they managed to beat ME Bank yanking the offer. As far as I'm aware no one else has used my code to sign up.

          If ME Bank decides to not honour the 30 November deadline they could be in trouble if someone reports them to the ACCC for false and misleading advertising.

      • +1 vote

        Just spoke to someone from ME Bank. The campaign is on hold right now due to some technical glitches..

        The professionals strike again.

        They might be setting up a meeting to get tips from Gerry Harvey

  • +1 vote

    Guys, I'm pretty sure this is ME banks reasoning:

    MEBANK CEO "Even if we give away 20,000 referral $50s, we just need ~5x to apply for a ME mortgage and we break even".
    High 5s PR team and breaks out Cuban cigars

    I doubt they will pull the promo.

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      That would work, if ME Bank could find someone willing to lend a million dollars at 0% to the bank. Banks usually work on a 1 to 2% margin between the cost of funds and the interest pulled in from borrowers.

      • +1 vote

        ME Bank posted a 47 million dollar profit for the 13-14 tax year. So if they use $1 million of that for this advertising campaign, in the long term that million + more will come back to them as revenue from other products the new clients sign up for…. right? [I am not a banker so this may make no financial sense].

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          It's possible… but if the customers are like me then ME Bank will be crying. I never intend to take out a loan with them and only signed up to milk the 5% paywave offer. Getting more customers like me at $100 a pop is extremely expensive.

          Where did the original $50 + $50 link come from? I don't recall seeing it advertised on the front page. Did someone post a link to a page shared between ME Bank employees? That could be a reason the offer has been yanked.

          All we can do is carefully note who signed up and when. If ME Bank refuse to honour their terms and conditions we write to the ACCC.

          If any ME Bank employees are reading this I will be checking my account and that of family members to make sure the $50 per new customer arrives. Family members received print outs of ME Bank's $50 + $50 web page.

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          @Cluster: Indeed, i'm curious where the link originally came from. I didn't get an e-mail, can't see it on their website, or from within online banking, and not on their FaceBook page. Is this genuine, or a clever scam to get account numbers??

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          @danyool:I have seen sponsored Advert for both the old and new TC in my Facebook feed. Saw it few times actually

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    I reckon just do as the term conditions said.

    Keep on signing up till 30th Nov. If they don't give the $50 bonus then just cancel the account.

  • +2 votes

    This is what the original refer-a-friend page looked like in case you need it as evidence to claim your $50 bonus.

    https://img.bi/#/A0dcA2u!8yQBr5ms8Scmzc0mye2Ue2IKj4NQe2SSOWLjuurE

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    I shouldn't have waited =.=
    The worse part is that there was nothing to wait for.

  • +5 votes

    Link is live again :)

    Terms of the offer have been changed slightly

    "Once they have made 3 transactions of $10 or more within 30 days of account opening you will both receive $50"

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      I wonder if taking cash out from ATM or transferring money to another account constitutes a transactions?

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        $50 bonus will be credited to your ETA within 30 days of your friend fulfilling the 3 purchases of a minimum $10.

        hmmm

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    Good to see the offer has returned. 3 purchases for $10 each in 30 days shouldn't be difficult at all.

  • +2 votes

    Either way, for accounts that were already open in between the time when the previous promotion went up and came down, if ME Bank don't honour the $50 with no strings attached, then there's grounds for a load of FOS complaints, I guess?

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    If I closed my account in March and open it now, will it be eligible for the offer or it would be considered not "the first ETA"?

    • +2 votes

      This is currently being tested ;)

      Unfortunately, by the time there will be a definitive answer on this one, the time to apply for this offer would elapse.

      I'd say that give it a try. As the account has no monthly keeping fees or transaction fees, you will not be worse off for trying.

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    Site is back up, l've applied for an account, only thing now is it stated
    "Once they have made 3 transactions of $10 or more within 30 days of account opening you will both receive $50."
    Does this appear earlier?

  • +2 votes

    Link to FOS http://www.fos.org.au/
    I have used them before with PayPal, pretty straight forward.

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    Has anyone been in contact with ME bank to find out what the go is with people who signed up before they revised the offer?

  • +1 vote

    I posted on their facebook the following:
    Hi,
    Just a question regarding a promotion you have running at the moment, the refer a friends and receive $50 for you and your friend.
    Link: http://www.mebank.com.au/lps/eta/refer-a-friend/
    As you would be well aware, the promotion page went down for a day, then re-appeared with modified terms now requiring the new account owners to make 3 x $10 purchases within 30 days to be eligible.
    Just wanted confirmation that you will be honoring the original offer (which I have saved with the original terms and conditions), for the 6 people I referred before you changed the t&c's?
    Thanks,
    Dale

    Replied with the following:
    Hey Dale, we'll honour the Terms and Conditions for any applications lodged before they were altered. If you'd like to follow up on this, please call us on 13 15 63. Cheers! -Zac.

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      Hi Dale,

      Also, did you notice that they change the date starting from 3PM 25th Nov which was actually starting from 19th Nov. Based on this I had referred since 22nd Nov and so I am not sure whether they will honor the T&C as they promised to you.

      Actually, the main concern is that I don't have the screenshot of the previous T&C. Do you or any one has this, could you please share it here???

      Cheers,
      Shakti

  • +1 vote

    Just to be safe it's not hard to split a $30 payment at the supermarket into 3x $10

  • +4 votes

    Probably a good idea to take down the wiki now with everyone's bank account numbers…

  • +1 vote

    anyone got their debit cards yet?

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      And anyone had their accounts debited?

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      Finally got mine today

    • +2 votes

      Haven't received my referee's one yet, was wondering if they were purposely delaying sending it out so we have less time to do the three transactions within 30 days of account opening.

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      I received my card yesterday. Transferred funds into it last night and will start transactions today. Probably have three transactions by Friday.

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    How long does it take for the 5% rebate to show up, l topped up at Woolworths 2 days ago and it has not shown up yet?

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      Usually doesn't show up for about a week. At one stage took them 30 days to rebate stuff. ING's systems are infinitely better.

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    Anyone got the $50 yet?

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    nothing yet

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    Still waiting!

  • +1 vote

    I had 6 people sign up on the 24th of November..
    I've had an ME Bank rep confirm on their Facebook page that they will honor the original terms.. but I do not expect to see the $300 on the 24th of December as it is ME Bank after all..

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    Anyone else received an email from ME Bank this morning?

    Hi …,

    We just wanted to check in on how things are going with your new EveryDay Transaction Account, and to make sure you’re across some of its niftier features.

    You're already getting $50 free just for opening your account - it'll be deposited into your account soon. But that's only the beginning of the beautiful savings you and your new account will be making together.

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      Yes received the email as well. Good sign that things are progressing. I'm not holding my breath that I'd receive it before Christmas though.

  • +1 vote

    Received the first $50 from ME Bank this afternoon. I'm the referrer for at least 2 (that I know of) new customers joining ME Bank.

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    Received $150 yesterday. Expect to receive another $250-$300…

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    Got mine yesterday.

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    Got mine on Fri ($100 total). Need to ask the referrers if they got theirs.

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    Received $100! :D Woot!

    18/12/2014 Ref: ETA referral
    18/12/2014 From: COMMBIZ
    18/12/2014 INWARD DIRECT CREDIT $100.00 CR

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    Received $100 in my account through referrals, thanks.

    thought the wife is still waiting on her $50.

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    Has anyone receive credit if the account you applied before Nov 25 was opened past Nov 30?

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