Personal Capital Black Friday Promo: Free $20 Amazon Gift Code

pc_logoPersonal Capital is a free tool that allows you to connect all your financial accounts to track your balances, asset allocation and performance. If you are familiar with, it is somewhat similar but more focused your investment portfolio.

For Black Friday weekend, Personal Capital is offering the first 1,000 users to sign up for a free account and link at least one account via will get a free $20 gift card. The next 3,000 users to sign up and link at least one account will get a $10 Amazon gift card. Easy money!

Valid from 12:00 am PT on Friday, November 28, 2014 and expires at 11:59 pm PT on Monday, December 1, 2014. But it really ends when the $50,000 of gift cards runs out, so probably a lot sooner.

Capital One 360 Black Friday $100 New Account Promo

Cap One 360 Checking BannerCapital One 360 has a few Black Friday weekend deals including …

This has to be your (or your joint account holder‘s) first 360 Checking Account (including Electric Orange Checking). Additionally, this has to be your (or your joint account holder‘s) first 360 Savings Account (including Orange Savings Accounts).  Good from Black Friday, November 28th at 12am ET to the end of Cyber Monday, December 1st 11:59pm ET.   This is usually the biggest bonus they’ll offer all year.

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