Posted by William Charles on October 17, 2019
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Published on October 17th, 2019 | by William Charles

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Wells Fargo Propel World 40,000 Point Bonus Also Available Via Phone

Update 10/17/19: Looks like it might be offered again. Reader Kyle was able to call in and get the bonus.

Update 10/2/19: Looks like this is no longer being offered, if anybody does get them to offer it let us know in the comments. For the best current credit card bonuses click here.

Update: Bonus still being offered.

Update: Looks like this bonus might have finally been pulled. Can anybody confirm?

Wells Fargo used to offer the Wells Fargo Propel World card online, then that stopped being publicly available, then our hidden links stopped working. Recently it’s still been possible to still get the 40,000 point sign up bonus by going into a Wells Fargo branch, but even that hasn’t worked for everybody.

Readers K F & Darv have shown us that there is another way to get the bonus and that’s by calling in. The process seems to be fairly easy:

  • Call Wells Fargo
  • Ask to apply for a new credit card
  • Specify the card you want to apply for (Wells Fargo Propel World)
  • Confirm the bonus & other details

Signing up by phone is almost as tedious as signing up in branch (they read a lot of disclaimers and other information out to you and I imagine Wells Fargo are very cautious when it comes to account openings now). The reason why people might want to consider this card is because of the following:

  • Earn 40,000 bonus points with $3,000 in net purchases in the first 3 months.
  • Earn 3X points on Airlines, 2X on Hotels, and 1X on other net purchases.
  • Get up to $100 in reimbursements each year for qualifying incidental airline charges like airline lounges, baggage fees, and more
  • Annual fee of $175 is waived the first year

Points are worth 1¢ each so this bonus is worth $400 + $100 in reimbursements. You can read our full review of this card here. This card is also on our best credit card sign up bonus page, mostly due to the fact I don’t think it’ll be available forever.



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Ferris
Ferris

Just a word of warning for people: When I signed up for this over the phone, they offered the option of emailing the disclosures and accepting. Being naive, I thought it would be a hassle to get on my email. I was wrong, the disclosures took 25-30 minutes to read. The whole thing took nearly an hour, but I guess for this card may have been worth it.

Lesson: DO THE EMAIL DISCLOSURES.

Dustin Mott
Dustin Mott

How many inquiries and new accounts do you have in the last 6 mo? Last 12 mo?

Wheel
Wheel

Wish I had seen this message before applying by phone! William Charles, perhaps you could add to your summary? Thanks!

Pahanin
Pahanin

Thanks for the data point

Roberto
Roberto

Thanks! Saved me some time. 🙂

Leana
Leana

Just called Wells Fargo using this number 1-800-932-6736. The rep put me on hold and came back to tell me that only those with existing Wells Fargo relationship can apply over the phone (I don’t have any WF accounts). So it seems that going to branch is the only option for people like me.

Steven
Steven

Kill two birds with one stone and open a checking account online for the $250 bonus.

Buck
Buck

The terms and conditions specifically prohibit the stoning of birds.

JTSFN
JTSFN

Can you get this card again if you have had it before?

Gary
Gary

Yes, card is churnable.

MR. SPECIFICS
MR. SPECIFICS

Meaning what exactly? I got the card in October and got the bonus already. At what point can I apply for another one? Or, do I need to cancel this one first? Please specify if you know. Thanks (also please indicate if you or anyone you know has actually done it or if it’s based on theory due to other products it was done with)

Jamie
Jamie

i believe the offer said you can’t have had one in the last 15 months and be eligible for any bonuses

CJ
CJ

Just called and got approved. Had previously stopped in branch 2 times with no success. They still only had preapproval for Cash wise card, but even without preapproval was still able to get 40k propel offer over phone.

Dustin Mott
Dustin Mott

How many inquiries and new accounts do you have in the last 6 mo? Last 12 mo?

CJ
CJ

Also one note about disclosures – make sure to do email option but you have access to computer because you have to open and verify receipt while on the phone.

savemesf
savemesf

I would say they are still pretty stingy. I applied for the Propel in branch a couple weeks after opening the checking account for the $250. No instant approval and a few days later got a letter in the mail saying denied. I think they cited too many inquiries lol. My first denial EVER. Won’t feel too bad closing the checking account now

LC
LC

stick it to them lol. sucks about the denial :/

Joey Jr.
Joey Jr.

What is your EX score (if you don’t mind)? I am 748 and wanting to apply…

tide bama
tide bama

i called and spent 15 minutes total and got approved for 10k line, they emailed the disclosure to me and i confirmed receipt even though i did not see the 40k point some where, rep read the bonus 40k to me 2 times and assured me its 40k point within 3 month spending 3k, he was super nice and said i will receive card within 10 days?

Ravi
Ravi

Is this card eligible for Amex offer?

Ha_Ka
Ha_Ka

Yes, but only the ones that you can add via Twitter.

Tom
Tom

there is a portal you go through in the login, and you will have access to a lot of amex offers. However, the very best offers did not usually show up for me when I had the card. Not true about the twitter only. I had the card for a year and I got the airline credit bonus twice. I also got several amex offers through WF. They are seperate from the amex sign in bonus offers so you will get some offers on both sites.

Ha_Ka
Ha_Ka

Is this card available to non US citizens?

OffByOne
OffByOne

Yes, available to non-permanent residents as well.
I realize that this is a late response, but might help someone.

Charles

Anyone getting this already have a card with them? I have one of the 5X points cards already. I don’t believe this should effect the bonus, but Wells Fargo is pickier than some.

Mark
Mark

Wells fargo terms say you are not eligible for bonus if you have received bonus in last 18 months. Does this mean bonus from any card or same card? For e.g. if I received bonus from WF rewards card 4 months ago, can I also get bonus from propel?

Mark
Mark

If you opened a Wells Fargo credit card account during the last 15 months from the date of this application you will not be eligible for the introductory APR(s)

This is the exact language, does WF CC mean any WF CC?

dan
dan

declined due to the frozen EX; called recon dept. requesting to pull TU, was told to wait 1-2 days for a review..will see

SamSimon
SamSimon

how did it go? did they pull TU and you got the card? thanks

Mark
Mark

DP: Declined due to “too many inquiries”. Picked-up the biz AA Citi card a few hours later…

Both pulled from Experian.

marcmsj
marcmsj

For those of you getting the card, you’ll have to be really patient to actually get the bonus. took me about 3 months after completing the spend for the points to post.

jf
jf

i would just be very cautious and willing to waste an inquiry. if you have opened tons of cards in the last 6 months (rep stressed this was the most important time frame, they want to see how you handle those) be prepared…i recon’d hard…to no avail…

Ted
Ted

How many new cards did you have in last 6 months?

wwllmm
wwllmm

yeah, this is a hard lift if you churn… stay away…

lingua
lingua

would like to know this as well…

tdjones
tdjones

I had 5 new cards over the last 6 months. Three of those were approved only three weeks prior to this application. I also had a one month old bank account with Wells Fargo.

I was not immediately approved, but their rep called the next day and approved me after verifying some information.

dan
dan

after a review, banker insisted that EX freeze get lifted, was told that once a report was pulled from an agency, that has to be used; can’t or won’t pull 1 from another agency

have folks got this same answer or may depend on different recon rep?

Lew
Lew

Walked into my branch today and approved $15k credit line in half hour. I have had accounts at the bank for many years. Amazingly, the manager who took my application doesn’t have the card even though they are eligible.

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