Wells Fargo $300 checking bonus (certain areas only)

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I ran across some ads on other forums where WF is offering $300 for opening a checking account, in branch or online, until 11/25 with relatively easy terms. The terms say this only applies to the following areas (based on your ZIP code):

  • Baltimore, MD
  • Denver, CO
  • Richmond-Petersburg, VA
  • Norfolk, VA
  • Portland, OR
  • Seattle-Tacoma, WA
  • Washington, DC-MD
  • San Diego, CA
  • Raleigh, NC

The direct link is: https://bonusoffer.wf.com/get300

I’m in San Diego, so it worked for me. Credit card funding up to $50 allowed if applying online.

Enjoy :slight_smile:


Detailed offer terms:

Bonus Offer Disclosure and Additional Requirements

Account opening bonus disclosure (Después de la versión en inglés, sigue una versión en español de estas declaraciones informativas).

How to qualify for your $300 bonus:

Bonus Eligibility:

All consumer checking accounts (except Teen Checking SM) are eligible for the bonus of $300 when opened in a branch. The prepaid Wells Fargo EasyPay ® Card is not eligible.
Only certain checking accounts are available when opened online.
You cannot be:
a current owner on a Wells Fargo consumer checking account
a Wells Fargo team member
a recipient of a consumer checking bonus in the past 12 months (limit one bonus per customer)
Bonus Qualifications:

Complete both of the following:

Open a new eligible Wells Fargo consumer checking account with a minimum opening deposit of $25 by November 22, 2017

Within 150 days of your account open date, your account must receive total qualifying direct deposits of at least $1,500 per month for three consecutive months
A qualifying direct deposit: Your salary, pension, Social Security, or other regular monthly income, electronically deposited (by an employer, the government or an outside agency) to the account opened for this offer
A non-qualifying deposit: Transfers from one account to another, deposits made at a branch or ATM, and deposits from payments for the sale of goods or services
Offer available in a participating Wells Fargo branch or online.
Offer available only in the following participating locations (branch and online): Baltimore, MD; Denver, CO; Richmond-Petersburg, VA, Norfolk, VA; Portland, OR; Seattle-Tacoma, WA; Washington, DC-MD; Raleigh, NC; San Diego, CA.
Offer subject to change and may be discontinued at any time.
Offer cannot be:
paid without a valid U.S. Taxpayer Identification Number (W-9)
combined with any other consumer deposit offer
reproduced, purchased, sold, transferred, or traded
Bonus Payments:

We will deposit the $300 checking bonus into your new consumer checking account within 45 days after eligibility and qualifications for the checking bonus have been met.
You are responsible for any federal, state, or local taxes due on your bonus, and we will report as income to the tax authorities if required by applicable law. Consult your tax advisor.
The Wells Fargo Everyday Checking account monthly service fee is $10.

The monthly service fee can be avoided with any one of the following each fee period:

Maintain a $1,500 minimum daily balance
$500 or more in total qualifying direct deposits
A qualifying direct deposit is a direct deposit of your salary, pension, Social Security, or other regular monthly income electronically deposited to this checking account by your employer or an outside agency. Transfers from one account to another, or deposits made at a banking location or ATM, do not qualify as a direct deposit.
10 or more posted debit card purchases/payments from this checking account.
This includes posted debit card purchases or posted debit card payments of bills from this checking account. This does not include transactions at an ATM.
Included: Debit card purchases include PIN, Signature, Online and Phone purchases that post during the fee period. Debit card payments include one-time and recurring payments of bills made with your debit card that post during the fee period.
Not Included: Any transaction at an ATM (Wells Fargo or non-Wells Fargo).
A linked Wells Fargo Campus ATM or Campus Debit Card.
There is a $5 monthly service fee discount when the primary account owner is 17-24 years old.

Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. Member FDIC.

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Is this a $300 bonus for the one account? What about all the other accounts that they will open for you, without any effort from you? :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:

Like their car insurance program https://jalopnik.com/wells-fargo-executives-knew-how-screwed-up-their-car-in-1830265476

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A $3 billion fine is a lot, except their balance sheet is approaching $2 trillion!

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