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Bank of the West $150 Checking Promotion - Limited States

rebelx 4,905 1,072 January 28, 2013 at 05:51 PM in Finance (3)
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Bank of the West [bankofthewest.com] is offering a $100 (direct deposit) and $50 bonus (use debit card 10 times for two consecutive months) if you open up select checking accounts.

Valid for residents of the states of Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.

There are monthly service charges (waived for the first two months). Click the link to see how to avoid them.

Important terms:

All offers valid only for new Easy Checking, Choice Interest Checking, or 55 Plus Checking* accounts opened at a branch or account application submitted on bankofthewest.com 1/26/13 through 3/08/13 with a minimum checking account opening deposit of $100 or more with funds new to Bank of the West (Bank). Offers are not available for existing Bank customers with an open checking account as of 1/25/13. Customers who received any consumer bonus from the Bank between 1/25/12 and 1/25/13 are not eligible.

To receive the $100 bonus, customer must establish a direct deposit of at least $250 (two or more direct deposits that add up to $250 do not qualify). Direct deposit must be payroll, Social Security, pension or other government benefits. The first direct deposit must be posted to the account by 5/31/13.

To receive the $50 bonus, customer must request, receive and use a new Bank of the West Debit Card for 10 or more debit card purchases per month for each of the two full calendar months immediately following the month of account opening. Each purchase must be $3 or more. All required purchases must be posted by 5/31/13.

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Thanks! I signed up.. awaiting approval
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if I use discover's direct deposit, will it be valid for the $100 sign up bonus

we have to spend at least $3 ( 10 transactions a month ) = 30$ a month for 2 months :*
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Quote from iBoo View Post :
if I use discover's direct deposit, will it be valid for the $100 sign up bonus

we have to spend at least $3 ( 10 transactions a month ) = 30$ a month for 2 months :*
I don't think you will. Terms seem pretty strict.
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Heres an idea: Can I use my tax refund direct deposit from the IRS to qualify? That'd be pretty slick.
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Had this a while ago. Very strict as to terms--looking for government or governmentally-taxed payments (what do you expect from Taxifornia bank with a bear as emblem--dislikes stock market.) Cannot pay yourself out of other forms of accounts or have 3d parties make payment to you without risk of disallowance. Minimum balances needed to avoid service charges. Few branches. But if you meet T+C does pay.
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does bank of the west count paypal ach push as direct deposit?

I just opened a free basic checking account at bank of the west for $150 bonus.
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Received my $100 last week, no need to "remind" them!
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Received my $100 last week, no need to "remind" them!
What was your direct deposit made from?

Direct deposit from Paypal/AP?
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10x for 2 mth way too much work for 50
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10x for 2 mth way too much work for 50
Im still waiting on my bonus if it ever comes through. I did a direct deposit made by paypal hoping it'll count as a direct deposit. I gotta wait until the end of july...
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What was your direct deposit made from?

Direct deposit from Paypal/AP?
I used employer for direct deposit, easier than Paypal for my company
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and No Texas.
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I got my bonus for $150 a few days ago. Did a real direct deposit back in March and have the account converted yesterday to a student checking.
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did you get a 1099 to go along with that? lol
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