If you don't already have a Wachovia checking account and are interested in this CD deal, make sure you sign up for the $125 checking account bonus (see post). Those in California can get a $75 bonus for opening a Free Checking with a minimum $500 deposit. Another $50 is earned with direct deposit.
For those not in California, you can still get a $50 bonus for their Free Checking (see post). However, Wachovia CD deals are not nearly as good. According to the banking rep, the best CD deal is only a 5% APY for a 6 month term for those in Florida and Texas. Other CD specials may apply in other areas, but I only asked about those two states.
Thanks to the reader who mentioned this certificate special in the comments of the finding deals post.