Posted by William Charles on August 2, 2016
Bank Account Bonuses

Published on August 2nd, 2016 | by William Charles


[Expired] Wells Fargo $100 Checking Bonus Available Online

Unfortunately this looks expired. You should still be able to get a $100-$150 bonus by doing a withdrawal at a Wells Fargo ATM.

Offer at a glance

  • Maximum bonus amount: $100
  • Availability: Nationwide (requires Wells Fargo branch visit)
  • Direct deposit required: No
  • Additional requirements: 10 debit card transactions
  • Hard/soft pull: Soft
  • Credit card funding: Can fund up to $50 online
  • Monthly fees: $10, waivable 
  • Early account termination fee: None
  • Expiration Date: September 1st, 2016

The Offer

Direct link to offer

Receive a $100 sign up bonus when you open a Wells Fargo checking account and complete the following requirements:

Wells fargo 100 bonus

The Fine Print

  • Purchase requirement must be completed within 60 days of account opening
  • We will deposit the bonus into your new checking account within 45 days after eligibility and qualifications have been met
  • All consumer checking accounts except Teen CheckingSM and prepaid WellsFargot EasyPay card are eligible for the $100 bonus
  • You cannot be: a current owner on a Wells Fargo consumer checking account, a Wells Fargo team member, or a recipient of a consumer checking bonus in the past 12 months
  • A qualifying direct deposit is your salary, pension, Social Security, or other regular recurring monthly income of an accumulated $500 or more
  • Offer can not be paid without providing a valid U.S. taxpayer ID (W-9)

Avoiding Fees

Monthly Fee

The Everyday Checking account comes with a $10 monthly fee. Get the fee waived with one of the following:

  • 10 debit card purchases and/or payments each statement cycle from this checking account, OR
  • Direct deposits totaling $500 or more each statement cycle, OR
  • Maintain a $1,500 minimum daily balance, OR
  • Link checking account to a Wells Fargo Campus ATM or Campus Debit Card

If you have a Wells mortgage, you might be able to get a higher-level account with no fees.

Early Account Termination Fee

There is no early account termination fee.

Our Verdict

Keep in mind you might be able to get a higher $150 bonus with the same requirements by doing a withdrawal at a Wells Fargo ATM with a non Wells Fargo debit card. This bonus will probably be a lot easier for most people as you can open the account online. This is a pretty great bonus as it doesn’t require a direct deposit and it’s available nationwide, because of this we’re adding it to our best bank account bonus page. If you need help meeting the debit card requirements, I’d recommend this page.

In addition to this, Wells Fargo usually requires you to have an existing relationship before applying for one of their credit cards. They do have some credit cards that are of interest:


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I have a WF checking account that is about 7 years old (ie, I haven’t received a bonus in the last 12 months). Could I potentially close that account, then do this bonus? If I close now, then at time of opening a new account I wouldn’t be a “current owner” on a WF consumer checking account.

Same question here

Suntrust has new offer for $250, easy requirements

Is this offer to open account online or open in-branch?

When I click the link, it says open it online, but your terms and conditions state it should be opened in-branch. Please clarify.

Any idea what whether AMEX can be used for CC funding?

I think you have old terms?

Open an Everyday Checking account from this page by September 1, 2016, and:

Deposit at least $25 to fund your account.
Make 10 debit card purchases/payments within 60 days.
Qualify to receive a $100 bonus in your account.

Be vary cautions when dealing with Wells Fargo. If you have a problem with Wells Fargo reporting your credit, good luck getting Wells Fargo to admit they did wrong and then try and get them to reimbursement.

Please evaluate my problem wholeheartedly.

At the end of 2014 I requested guidance from Wells Fargo(WF) about my interest rate increase. This simple request has turned into a fight for honesty and having integrity when there’s a mistake. WF has fraudulently destroyed my 800+ credit score, discriminated against me, and broken several key loan servicing laws. All of the allegations against WF are supported by my documents. I want to hold WF accountable for the indiscretions against me. You may find my story and supporting documents on .

I wish someone could help me, the complaint system is broken.

you should take legal action.

No direct deposit option to trigger bonus?

not available in Louisiana. enter zip code and click the link will result in error message and tell you to call in

Online account application from offer page doesn’t work for MA zip.

Indeed. I got an error message “We’re Sorry We are unable to process your request at this time. Please call 1-800-932-6736 for assistance.”

Then I called that number and spoke to someone who didn’t really understand what I was asking him. But then he looked into his list of promotions for new customers and found nothing. He said over and over again that all promotions are for people with existing relationships with Wells Fargo and that there was nothing for brand new customers.


Called the toll free number on the mailer , 1-877-250-2240, banker was able to open the account with promo code, and fund max $300 with visa/mc/discover

What’s the promo code?

Hi Skay, the online account application from the offer page does not work for my MA zip either. When I put CA zip in, it works. Did you call the phone number on the message? What did they say? Can we open accounts by phone? Wonder did you find out any alternatives? I will report back if I find out more inf. Thanks

Skay, the same thing happened to me with MA zip. Just call 800-932-6736 24-7 to open your account by phone with a rep. You can use cc to fund up to $300. I used Chase Freedom went through with CA 100. The debit card will come in 5-7 calendar days. The welcome package will come in 5-7 business days which need to be signed and Mail back in enclosed envelope. The pin will come separate a few days before or after the card. The rep. will help setting up your account if you have access to an your email and can confirm by reply to his email package while he is on the phone. He will connect you to an automation system to set up your 6 digit temp. Pin which is your temp. Pw. Your user id is your ss. Need to change your temp. Pin in 48hrs. Hope this help

Hi Shaun, I also have a MA zip and got the same error online. I called that number and a rep said there were no new offers for brand new customers, only those with an existing relationship with Wells Fargo. Did you get any sort of coupon by email?

This link is dead.

Dead link.

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