Posted by Chuck on August 6, 2018
Bank Account Bonuses

Published on August 6th, 2018 | by Chuck

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Bank of the West: Use Bill Pay and Get $10 [New Bank Customers Only]

Originally posted 08/07/17. Reposting 08/06/18 as the offer is back for 2018, updated the link below. (Thanks to readers EW and Nate)

The Offer

Direct Link to offer

Bank of the West has an offer for those who open/opened a new consumer checking account anytime in 2018 between July 8, 2017 and September 29, 2017:

  • Use Bill Pay to pay 3 bills through Bank of The West by December 29, 2017 and get $10
  • Each bill must be at least $10 and must be unique (has to come up in the system as a different mailing address)

The Fine Print

  • Offer is not available to existing Bank of the West customers with an open consumer checking account as of July 7, 2017 December 31, 2017
  • Payments to oneself are excluded
  • The bonus (maximum of 1 per Bill Pay subscriber) is a $10 non-transferable credit to the checking account and will be credited by March 30, 2018; to be eligible for the bonus, the checking account from which the Bank of the West Bill Pay transactions were made must remain open at the time of offer fulfillment
  • If an eligible customer qualifies in multiple checking accounts, the account with the most recent bill pay activities will be credited the $10
  • Any applicable taxes associated with this offer are the responsibility of the account holder; to the extent required by law, Bank of the West will report total value of the offers to the IRS on Form 1099
  • Business accounts are excluded; employees of Fiserv, Inc. and of Bank of the West and their respective parent and affiliate companies, as well as board members and the immediate family (spouse, parents, siblings and children) and household members of each such employee are not eligible

Our Verdict

If you have a new Bank of the West checking account due to the current $150 bonus or any other reason, this is a nice deal to pad in an extra $10.

Hat tip to @telewatcr



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In fairness, my friend @telewatcr took that link from Eric’s post in a previous DoC thread on this subject.
So hat tip to Eric !

https://www.doctorofcredit.com/bank-west-10-bonus-using-bill-pay-existing-customers/

Trying to figure out if this means that you have to keep the account open until March 2018?

The bonus (maximum of 1 per Bill Pay subscriber) is a $10 non-transferable credit to the checking account and will be credited by March 30, 2018; to be eligible for the bonus, the checking account from which the Bank of the West Bill Pay transactions were made must remain open at the time of offer fulfillment

just initiated 3 bill pays. all three just a tad over $10. basically partial payments to 3 of my CCs. i signed up for the checking bonus on 8.06.17. might as well do this. if my $150 bonus shows up before this $10, and im already eligible to close without etf, i’ll just close. no biggie.

Got my $10 “CREDIT BILL PAY CAMPAIGN BONUS” on 12.22.17

Funny thing is, I was gonna close it today after emptying it to zero balance yesterday and deleting payees. I guess I’ll ACH Out and close in the ff days then. 😀

Thanks DoC!

Anybody receive their $10 bonus yet?

I completed the third bill pay 8/8 and haven’t received the $10 bonus yet.

The $150 bonus has arrived. Reading the language of the deal, I wonder if the $10 won’t arrive until mid-March 2018? Reasoning is that the $150 bonus showed up about two weeks before the stated deadline of receiving bonus.

Just received the $10 bill pay bonus today for completing the requirements in August

Wow! 4 months?

This is back William Charles , Chuck .

Doesn’t state when bonus will be paid out. Nevertheless, did 3 BPay’s to my CC/Utilities to go out this week. Will see when it posts. I got 3 months anyways since I just opened the account for the bonus a week ago

AlarmingConsequence
AlarmingConsequence

Jason_08 – Does the billpay have to be done via the mobile app or may it alternatively be completed through a desktop (online banking)? All the footnotes of their offer page reference mobile, not online banking. I may be paranoid.

I did mine via Online Banking (not mobile). But it seems like it just wants BillPay, not specifically Mobile.

though, i haven’t got my bonus yet. so dont know yet

AlarmingConsequence
AlarmingConsequence

Thanks for the reply and reassurance. Since I’m new to this, I don’t yet feel comfortable taking some of these risks without input from someone who is more experienced. Thanks!

DP: I did this with my $150 checking bonus, a month or two into opening the account. It was as easy as setting up 3 one-time payments.

The $150 took like 4 months to post and I was worried this was a ploy to keep the account with them and they’d take forever to post it as well. They did not. It came a couple weeks after the checking bonus — which I was then able to close easily via Secure Message.

DP: Opened account 8/14/18 for new customer checking bonus. Funded $500 with cc.
8/27/18: Did 3 BPay to 3 different cc (Citi/Discover/Barclay).
9/21/18: received $10 bonus. Statement posted on 9/22

Did bill pays on 8/14 and 8/16. Received the $10 bonus today, 9/21.

Account opened 7/17
Bill Pay on 8/15
Bonus posted 9/21

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