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$100 Checking Account / Direct Deposit Bonus at Bank of the West in Several States


Bank of the West
Bank of the West has a new promotion in which you can earn $100 for opening any new personal checking account with monthly direct deposit of at least $250. The promotion details are listed in bank's promo page at Checking account must be opened by 6/19/09. Some important details mentioned in the small print include:
  • First recurring direct deposit must be posted to your account within 60 calendar days of your account opening date
  • Bonus will be credited to your account within 60 days after satisfaction of conditions
  • Offer valid for a new personal checking account opened from with $100 or more from a financial institution other than Bank of the West
  • Offer does not apply to second or multiple checking accounts and/or existing checking customers
  • Limit of one $100 bonus per household per calendar year
  • Value of the offer reported to the IRS on Form 1099
I called Bank of the West yesterday, and the CSR wasn't too helpful for additional details. It appears to be available at all of Bank of the West branches. Make sure to check with local branch. They do have an online application, but I don't know if you'll qualify for this promotion if you apply online.

Branches are located throughout the Western and Midwestern states including Oklahoma, Kansas, Minnesota, Nebraska, Colorado, Arizona, Nevada, Wyoming, Washington, Oregon and California. The bank has been FDIC insured since 1934 (FDIC Certificate # 3514).

Thanks to the readers who emailed me news of this promotion.

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Comment #1 by larkin (anonymous) posted on
A bit of a change...looks like you can either do the DD thing or make 10 on-line bill payments within 60 days for the bonus.

Comment #2 by ramesh (anonymous) posted on
Per my conversation with CSR at Union City office, this bonus has been extended for two more weeks.

Comment #3 by Anonymous posted on
I opened an a/c online without a branch visit. Live in a state with a branch but not near. Hopefully they will honor the bonus.