Wells Fargo Checking Account Bonus, $250 With Optional Direct Deposit


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Wells Fargo Checking Account 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 by February 17, 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 ONE of these requirements within 60 days of account opening:

  • Make at least 10 debit card purchases/payments OR
  • Set up a qualifying Direct Deposit of $500 to your new checking account

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

Offer Details

  • 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 February 17, 2017
  • Available nationwide
  • Up to $50 in credit card funding
  • No closing fees
  • Offer cannot without 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.  When it first became public, it wasn’t clear whether it was targeted or not, but it’s been confirmed otherwise. The requirements are also pretty easy, with just 10 debit card purchases. This should help those who have difficulties changing their direct deposit.

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  1. I signed up for WF checking acct on 12/15/16 for $100 bonus. Do you think they will match the bonus if I call or visit a branch with this offer?

    • It’s probably YMMV but I remember reading a dp (maybe DoC or reddit) that they were able to attach the new offer to account opened with $100 offer. You should have a better chance in branch.


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