Wells Fargo bank is offering a $100 bonus when you open a new personal checking account by October 22, 2014, and use your debit card to make 10 purchases or payments within 60 days.
Update: Besides the $100 Wells Fargo checking bonus that is available in select branches, there is also a promotion for up to $250 in bonus cash through November 21, 2014, but it is for targeted customers only. Please see below for more details.
$100 Wells Fargo Checking Account Promotion
The fine print at the bottom of the promo page indicates that this offer is available only at participating Wells Fargo banking locations in the following areas: Austin, TX, including Round Rock, Georgetown, and San Marcos; Cedar Rapids, IA, including Iowa City, Marion, and Waterloo; Connecticut; Greenville, SC, including Anderson, Spartanburg, and Asheville, NC; Harrisburg, PA, including Hershey, Lancaster, and York; New York (except Manhattan locations); Washington; and Wilkes-Barre, PA, including Scranton, Pottsville, and Stroudsburg.
Just open a new Wells Fargo checking account and use your debit card to make 10 purchases or payments within 60 days to receive a $100 bonus.
You can visit wellsfargobank.com/checking100 to review the terms of the offer.
In order to apply, you must visit a participating branch in person and mention Promo Code GET100 to qualify for the promotion.
You must be a new consumer checking account customer in order to qualify.
How To Get $100 Wells Fargo Checking Bonus
1. Visit a participating Wells Fargo branch and mention Promo Code GET100.
2. Open a Wells Fargo checking account and fund it with at least $50.
3. Make 10 purchases or payments with your new Wells Fargo debit card in the next 60 days.
4. The $100 bonus will be deposited into your account within 45 days after you’ve completed all of the above steps.
Wells Fargo Promotional Details
You must have a certified U.S. taxpayer identification number (W–9) on file with Wells Fargo.
The value of the bonus will be reported as income to the IRS, state, and local tax authorities, if required by applicable law, and the customer is responsible for any federal, state, or local taxes due on this bonus.
All consumer checking accounts are eligible for this offer, including non-interest-earning checking accounts, except the Teen Checking account.
This offer is available only at participating Wells Fargo banking locations in the following areas: Austin, TX, including Round Rock, Georgetown, and San Marcos; Cedar Rapids, IA, including Iowa City, Marion, and Waterloo; Connecticut; Greenville, SC, including Anderson, Spartanburg, and Asheville, NC; Harrisburg, PA, including Hershey, Lancaster, and York; New York (except Manhattan locations); Washington; and Wilkes-Barre, PA, including Scranton, Pottsville, and Stroudsburg.
The 10 Wells Fargo debit card purchases or payments must be from the consumer checking account opened for this offer.
The bonus will be deposited into the new checking account within 45 days after all the bonus offer qualifications have been met.
This offer may not be:
- Combined with any other offer — limit 1 $100 bonus per customer.
- Given to customers who have received any cash or cash equivalent bonus from Wells Fargo in the past 12 months.
- Given to Wells Fargo team members.
Please note that these Wells Fargo personal checking accounts do have fees associated with them, so check the account details closely before opening your account.
A special thank you goes out to Reddit member Happy Harry for posting about this promotion.
Up to $250 Wells Fargo Checking Account Promotion
There is also a promotion for up to a $250 Wells Fargo Checking Bonus, but this promotion is targeted for select customers who are recipients of the direct mail piece or email, so not everybody may be able to qualify, although it may be worth trying to qualify by phone or in person if you want to open a PMA Premier Checking account linked to a PMA Package to get the full $250 bonus.
This offer gives targeted customers a $100 bonus with Everyday Checking, a $150 bonus with a Preferred Package, or a $250 bonus with a PMA Package.
In order to qualify, you must open and fund a new eligible checking account by November 21, 2014, with at least:
1. $50 when opening an account at Wells Fargo stores and business banking locations (not including the bonus).
2. $25 when opening an account through Wells Fargo Phone Bank or Wells Fargo Online (not including the bonus).
Within 60 days of opening and funding the checking account, you must either make 10 purchases or payments with your Wells Fargo Debit Card or establish a qualifying direct deposit.
A qualifying direct deposit is your salary, pension, Social Security, or other regular monthly income of an accumulated $500 or more, electronically deposited to your new 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.
The 10 Wells Fargo Debit Card purchases or payments must be from the consumer checking account opened for this offer.
This offer is available at all Wells Fargo stores, by phone at 1-866-203-9507, or online at wellsfargo.com/250bonus.
A special thank you goes out to Doctor Of Credit for posting about this targeted promotion.
You may also be able to get this $200 Wells Fargo ATM Receipt Bonus for even more rewards cash.
The Wells Fargo American Express Cards are also a great way to earn bonus rewards with Wells Fargo.
Review our new Interactive Bank Bonus List as well for a variety of other banking promotions.
Get a $100 Wells Fargo checking account bonus for a limited time.