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FREE $50 Wells Fargo Checking Deal


Wells Fargo Bank deals are fairly rare. This is a hassle-free deal too. All you have to do is open a checking account with $100 minimum deposit, and they will credit your account with $50 within 45 days.

Wells Fargo is one of the few banks that actually weathered the credit crunch quite nicely. In fact, just recently, Wells Fargo stock overtook Citi in terms of market capitalization.

This is a good deal from a great bank.

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  1. Maddy said:
    on September 8th at 02:33 am

    The fine print says “This offer is only available to consumers in the household that received the special mailing from Wells Fargo Bank”

    Would there be any special code on it? has anyone opened this account yet?

    Another question, can the account be closed after the bonus is credited?

  2. Dollar Bill said:
    on September 8th at 04:13 am

    Well if it says that in the fine print, is the account able to be opened online?

  3. Jerry said:
    on September 8th at 05:08 am

    I got a WF mailing met the criterial, used the transfere feature to draw down saving there since grade school.(IKE, DDI), I seem to recall or imagine a limit for calendar year or elapsed year before doing it a second time. That is how the mailed coupon for Chase limits (other qualificatios too of course) THAT TIME I DID OPEN IT ONLINE) Before Thanksgiving 2007.

  4. Jerry said:
    on September 8th at 05:20 am

    I got a WF mailing met the criterial, used the transfere feature to draw down saving there since grade school.(IKE, DDI),
    THAT TIME I DID OPEN IT ONLINE A Wells Fargo) Before Thanksgiving 2007
    I seem to recall or imagine Chase limits how often special offers may be exeercised.That is? how the mailed coupon led me for Chase account I opened at Brick&Mortar (other qualificatios too of course)…..
    any other comparisons, diferences? other banks terms? ANYONE

  5. Frances said:
    on September 8th at 04:39 pm

    Wells Fargo also charges many fees for their checking account. That extra $50 can be gone in no time. They charge monthly service fees and fees to return your checks. This is NOT a free checking account!

  6. Matt Whitlock said:
    on September 8th at 05:24 pm

    Fees?

    “Free Checking That’s Really Free – Enjoy no monthly service fees, no minimum balance requirements, and a Wells Farg® Check Card with no annual card fee.”

    I just signed up for an account, only took 10 minutes. Free $50!

  7. Igor said:
    on September 8th at 07:46 pm

    Yea,this deal for those who got a special mailing from the bank,not for everyone

  8. Alisa Clark said:
    on September 8th at 07:55 pm

    In NY if you open it you have to maintain $1000 or be charged $5 monthly which kind of eats up your $50.

  9. Andy Tam said:
    on September 8th at 08:53 pm

    This offer is only available to consumers in the household that received the special mailing from Wells Fargo Bank, and is not transferable. Offer expires 10/17/2008. © 2008 Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. All rights reserved. Member FDIC.

  10. ben said:
    on September 8th at 09:51 pm

    this is a fraud. I bank with Wells Fargo, and I know one thing for certain. They would never, ever give something away for free.

  11. C Calvin said:
    on September 8th at 10:37 pm

    They also pull a credit report.

  12. zach said:
    on September 9th at 01:18 am

    it doesn’t say you have to open it online…can we go into a branch? I received a mailer for this promo back in april and it expired may 15 so I wonder if i am eligible for this one. i think i’ll try going into the branch.

  13. hassen said:
    on September 9th at 01:25 am

    I have account with wells fargo for five years and till today ,they are bad they may charge you fees without reason…I keep just 1$ mounthly to keep the account open…Iagree with frances i did have very bad experience with hem…WAMU is good bank since two years Idid have account no even minor problem..even with their struggle today.AND finally this offer is not for every body;

  14. puff pass said:
    on September 9th at 06:49 pm

    good deal from great bank? hmm….

  15. BeKind said:
    on September 10th at 02:29 pm

    I just called WF, you definitely need the mailing with code.

  16. Charlie said:
    on September 13th at 05:47 am

    Could someone who got this please send me a scan of the offer?

    Thanks!
    videogamesaremylife@yahoo.com

  17. zach said:
    on September 17th at 04:52 am

    so I just signed up for this deal in the branch. I didn’t need the mailer, I simply told the guy that I had received the mailer when they did this promo back in may and I wanted to do it now…presto!!! Now the whole no minimum thing…well there is no minimum or charge as long as you set it up with a linked savings account and have a min 25 transferred from checking to savings once a month. The guy said I then take that 25 and send it back to my checking and repeat. So you could have the two accounts with 26 dollars (lol). It was real simple, to open the account and I asked him if i could close it without a fee after i got the 50 and he said sure, there is no fee. I even got in writing that I would get the 50 dollars in the first 30 days. I also got some decent ipod speakers for signing up…not great, but they’re free and i can wreck taking to the beach. not sure if this was specific to my branch or all wells fargo…anyways thats been my experience. The guy was also blown away when i showed him bankaholic.com to verify the promo etc…with all the great deals on here.

  18. Mary Ann said:
    on September 18th at 07:01 pm

    I applied for this online, then went into a branch to make the $100 deposit & they had no record of my application on file. Also, the bank manager said there are monthly fees associated with this promotion.

  19. Dean said:
    on September 20th at 11:19 pm

    I went to sign up for the promotion and received a choice of 3 checking accounts. I am in California and the basic checking account was not free; it required a minimum monthly balance or automatic monthly transfer.So I called Wells Fargo, and found that this offer for a “Free Checking That’s Really Free” checking account with $50 is not available in CA. Why couldn’t they have put this in the fine print with the other information after the * ?

  20. professor said:
    on September 26th at 07:11 am

    seems lame, plus they report the income to the IRS, so it seems worthless. There’s a local bank here in chicago that was offering $50 in gas. BUT you had to pay for checks ($17) and they reported the income to the IRS. It came to about $12 to me in the end. NOT worth my time!

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    on September 29th at 08:39 pm

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  22. zach said:
    on December 27th at 12:29 pm

    I applied for this online, then went into a branch to make the $100 deposit & they had no record of my application on file. Also, the bank manager said there are monthly fees associated with this promotio

  23. ben dover said:
    on October 2nd at 02:04 pm

    I went for this promotion, hassel free my ass. not only did they Illegaly apply for a credit card. they charged my account 40.00 in service fees and I still havent seen the $50.00. I put it in on july 15 and it is now it is Oct, 2 WF should change there name to WTF…