Posted by William Charles on January 10, 2017
Credit Cards

Published on January 10th, 2017 | by William Charles


Wells Fargo Propel World 40,000 Point Bonus Still Available In Branch

Some readers haven’t been able to get this offer in branch, others have had no trouble. So YMMV

Recently the Wells Fargo Propel World stop being available online (even our hidden links stopped working), I thought Wells Fargo had limited this card to only their Wells Fargo Advisor customers but reader bmanamex let me know that they recently went into a Wells Fargo branch and were asked if they wanted to sign up for a credit card. They said they were interested in the Propel World and the banker was able to pull up the 40,000 point offer.

If you don’t have this card, I would recommend getting it (just for the sign up bonus). You can read our full review of the card here, but here are the card basics:

  • 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 + the $100 in travel reimbursements. If you go into a Wells Fargo branch and are able to successfully get this offer, please let us know in the comments. I’ll likely add it to our best credit card bonus page due to the fact I don’t think this offer will last for ever.

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Anyone know? Are these the same points that the WF visa signature earns? Would it be possible to combine them to redeem them at 1.5 cents per point?

Ha! Just posted a similar Q below. Been wondering about this for a couple weeks. Combine Propel w/ the Sig and you’ve got a mighty nice flight redemption going.

Yes. They are

So, I see that WF also offers this CC product –>

It offers a 1.5x multiplier for flight redemptions. The question I can’t seem to find an answer to on their site is whether one can combine bonus points from other WF cards. If so, pairing the above Visa Signature card w/ the 40K Propel could offer a rather lucrative $825 value in flight redemptions (55K points @ 1.5x), assuming my math isn’t off. Also not clear if there are limitations on ticket redemption (i.e., can you purchase 2 tickets together with points)?

Anyway, perhaps someone has some insight on all this.

This is the first time I have seen a bonus on this one – Nice! People have been shut down for abusing the 5x though.

Yeah, really not a bad bonus w/ the flight redemption multiplier. Throw in some judicious use of the 5x, and you could do quite nicely indeed:)

Wells Fargo Rewards (Go Far Rewards) is awesome for flights. It’s a legit 33% off ANY flight (except for some budget air), i’ve used it numerous times when redeeming miles doesn’t make sense.

It’s even better now that they got rid of that $24 booking fee they previously had.

So you’d need both cards to get the good flight deals? i’ve heard WF is pretty conservative when it comes to extending credit and they really don’t like churners.

Could purchasing a $100 southwest or delta gift card trigger this requirement?

Anyone know if the Amazon GC via MPX loophole still works for this credit in 2017?

Got one for me and the wife before the online links died! Just got the second bonus….$400 in free money is always great!

Did you have a checking account with them?
How many inquiries and new accounts did you have when you were approved? I’m at 8 inquiries in six months.

is this card eligible for cell phone protection benefits? couldn’t find the info on the page

Next question about combining points. How do we understand the 16 month limitation on Wells Fargo cards? Is it only one bonus or one bonus per card type? Next, does anyone know if you can hold two of the same card? I’ll start researching, anyone chime in who has insight.

Is this churn-able? If not how long you to wait before re-applying? I just closed my WF rewards last month.

Does the incidental fee go by calender year or account year?

Damn, its calender year.

No, it’s account year.

Points are worth 1.75c each, got a letter in mail lat month. I had a 5X gas, grocery, and drugstore card from 2 years ago.

I stopped at a WF branch on my way home tonight to apply, but they couldn’t find the offer. It wasn’t just a standard public offer as the personal banker didn’t have any idea about it and didn’t have any promotional material other than just generic info about the various cards (she didn’t even have the 20k offer that’s available online).. She entered in my info to pull up any pre-approved offers, but the only thing that came up was just a generic offer for their cash wise card with no interest for 15 months – once again not even the $150 that’s offered online.
DP – I’ve had a joint checking account for at least 1.5 years and am an authorized user on my wife’s Signature card (which I abused quite heavily at the beginning of those 1.5 years).

Same story as CJ said, stopped by today at local WF branch and was told they only have 20k offer. I left my info to banker and he said that he’d call me whenever 40k offer becomes available.

excited to get wf checking open to get this card!

Long time customer – went in yesterday 1/10/17 and without any hiccups in finding the offer was instantly approved for the Propel World with the sign-up bonus in writing.
Was pleasantly surprised by the short, smooth process (so far !).

If i was just approved for the wells fargo checking account, and I have a branch near me, should I wait for my debit card to come, or just go to the branch now that I have an account and see if the offer is there?

My guess is that it will not hurt to check in branch, when you have your debit card in hand, if they have the offer available and if you’re eligible. They apparently can check when in your account and pull the offer up.
I was told that there was no knowledge if the offer would disappear soon; the guess was not.

Finally, my bonus points posted 2 months after required spending was met.

DP: definitely still available with a 40k signup bonus and waived AF first year. I applied today.

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