This promotion is not listed at Wachovia's website. I verified this deal by calling Wachovia's Century Park East Financial Center at 310-286-0381. The branch address is 1840 Century Park East, Los Angeles, CA 90067. It's only available at this branch. The service rep said it's scheduled to last until the beginning of December.
For those who don't live near this branch, there's still a $50 checking account bonus that's available online. Please refer to my Wachovia bonus review for more details.
Wachovia's free checking account has the basic components of free checking: no minimum balance requirements, no monthly fees, etc. A reader in the previous post mentioned that Wachovia does a hard credit pull (via Experian). Checks are not free, but they are optional. Prices vary by state. A reader just mentioned that Wachovia offered 50 duplicate checks for $8. There is a $25 fee if the account is closed before 6 months. Also, beware of Wachovia's dormant account fee.
Wachovia also has a $25 refer-a-friend bonus. The details of this bonus is located at this Wachovia page.
Credit for this find goes to SlickDeals member mindovermatter who posted it at this SlickDeals thread.