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$75 Checking Account Bonus at a Wachovia Branch in Florida


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Wachovia is having a new-branch special at one of its Southeast Florida branches. Sign up for its Free Checking Account with a minimum deposit of $100 by 4/15/2008, and you'll receive a $75 Visa check card in the mail. There is no direct deposit requirement. The new Veranda Falls financial center is located at 900 SE Becker Road (772-879-9193). This isn't listed at Wachovia's website. It was advertised in today's Treasure Coast Newspaper. The ad is available online here.

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

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Wachovia just recently ended its $50 checking account bonus that was available nationally. With their new Way2Save Program I wonder if we'll see as many checking account bonuses as we saw last year. Wachovia still does have a $25 refer-a-friend bonus for opening a checking account.

Wachovia has been offering some decent short term CD and money market promotions, but as many readers have mentioned in the comments, Wachovia hasn't continued with the competitive CD rates that World Savings used to offer.

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.

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Comment #1 by Anonymous posted on
I checked my fees schedule and "no charge" is listed for the dormant account fee.