$250 Wells Fargo Checking Account Bonus Extended Nationwide

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Wells Fargo Checking Bonus

Wells Fargo Checking Account Bonus, $250 With Optional DD

Wells Fargo has a $250 dollar bonus available for new customers who open an eligible Wells Fargo Everyday Checking account (online or in-branch) with the minimum opening deposit of $25. The offer expired in February but it is back again and available till March 24, 2017. All consumer checking accounts, including non-interest-earning checking accounts (except Teen Checking) are eligible for this bonus.

Bonus Requirements

In order to receive this bonus, you must complete these requirements within 60 days of account opening:

  • Make at least 10 debit card purchases/payments

Bonus will be deposited in your checking account 45 days after eligibility and qualifications have been met.

Offer Details

  • Soft pull
  • Not available to those who have received any cash or cash-equivalent bonus through Wells Fargo consumer deposits in the past 12 months
  • Expires on March 24, 2017
  • Available nationwide
  • Up to $50 in credit card funding
  • No closing fees
  • Requires a valid U.S. taxpayer ID
  • Offer Page


Wells Fargo Everyday Checking account has a monthly service fee of $10. However, you have a few options to have it waived:

  • Maintain a $1,500 minimum daily balance
  • $500 or more in total qualifying direct deposits
  • 10 or more posted debit card purchases/payments from this checking account
  • Linked to a Wells Fargo Campus ATM or Campus Debit Card


This is a great bonus, higher that your average bonuses that we usually see. The previously expired offer page had some language that made it seem targeted although it worked for everyone, myself included. This time around there’s no restrictions in the offer so it’s clearly available nationwide.

The requirements are easy, just 10 debit card purchases. I received the bonus just a couple of days after completing the requirements.

HT: r/churning


  1. Is the link working for others? When I click “open an account”, I get the following “We’re Sorry

    We are unable to process your request at this time. Please call 1-800-932-6736 for assistance.”

  2. I did this in Jan – What a Fluster-Cluck!

    With that being said, in the end it was $250 each for the wife, my son, & I.

    We just did our own transfer deposit of $25 into the new account and then made $1 payments, 10 times each, to our cable bill to trigger the bonus.

    After that we initiated a full withdrawal out to another bank account- once that was completed, we called Wells Fargo and closed the accounts before any type of monthly fee could kick in. There was no hard time given by the CSR’s in closing the account- done in under 2 mins.

    Make sure to follow all the requirements, including signing & sending in the paperwork they send you. Once they process your signature paperwork, things seemed to be smoother with the account setup & delivery of debit cards.

    • I tried today and had the problem with the code…No code….no account….Plain and simple. The associate called and left a message for someone in the corporate offices but no return call as of yet!

  3. With this new Mar 24th offer, setting up direct deposits of $500 is not one of the conditions to receive the $250 bonus. It’s only to make 10 debit card purchases/payments within 60 days of opening your account. The $500 direct deposit each statement cycle is just one of the options to have the $10.00 a month fee waived.


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