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$75 Checking Account Bonus at a Wachovia Branch in Texas Plus Reminder of Wachovia's Nationwide $50 Bonus

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Wachovia is having a new-branch special at one of its Austin Texas branches. Sign up for its Free Checking Account with a minimum deposit of $100, and you'll receive a $75 Visa check card in the mail. There is no direct deposit requirement. The new branch is at 12301 Bee Cave Prkwy (512-263-2247). It's scheduled to expire on 1/22/08.

This promo is not listed at their website. A reader emailed me info on this, and I just called for additional details. The customer service rep said that the first order of checks will be free.

$50 Checking Account Bonus

For those not in Austin, there's a $50 Wachovia checking account bonus that's still available until 1/31/08. This one also just has the requirement of a $100 minimum opening balance with no direct deposit requirement. Please see my previous Wachovia post for more details.

These new-branch specials seem common at Wachovia. In November I reported on one in LA. So if you see a new Wachovia branch in your area, you might want to check if they have a similar promotion.

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 (both Experian and TransUnion have been mentioned). Checks are typically 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. In addition to the hard pull, Wachovia also does a ChexSystem verification. A reader in the previous post also noted that Wachovia has a dormant account fee.

Thanks to the reader who emailed me info on this promo.
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