WesBanco is offering a $100 checking account bonus. WesBanco is calling it a $125 bonus, but $25 is for referring a friend. I consider refer-a-friend bonuses separate from new-account bonuses. One nice feature is that it does not require direct deposit. On the downside, they have a tough debit card usage requirement that's more difficult than their previous promotions.
Here's the direct link to the promotion. The requirements are below. The promo is scheduled to end on 8/31/2010.
- $50 for direct deposit OR e-statements
- $50 after your first 20 debit card purchases
- $25 for referring your friend
Below is the offer's important small print:
The minimum balance to open an account is $50. Customers with a current checking account, or who transfer funds from an existing WesBanco deposit account, are not eligible for the bonus. Debit card purchases: You must make twenty debit card transactions in 90 days of account opening to earn $50 bonus. Refer a friend: $25 bonus will be credited to account after referred friend opens checking account. One of the following must be chosen in order to earn $50 bonus and debit card sign up is required. Direct deposit: Bonus will be paid after the second recurring direct deposit of at least $100 is credited within 90 days of account opening. E-statements: Bonus will be paid after signing up for e-statements within 90 days of account opening. Valid e-mail address is required to receive the bonus. All bonuses are subject to change without notice and limited to one per customer. Customers that have received a new account opening or debit card usage bonus on any previous WesBanco checking account are not eligible for this offer. Employees are not eligible for bonus. Offer valid through August 31, 2010.
WesBanco does offer a free checking account which has no minimum balance requirements or monthly fees. Online Bill Pay is free.
I've posted on similar deals from WesBanco over the last couple of years. In those past posts readers have commented that WesBanco does require a branch visit.
Branches are located in Ohio, West Virginia and Pennsylvania.
The bank is a FDIC member (Certificate # 803).
Credit for this find goes to FW member depreshun who mentioned this promotion in this FW thread.
Other Bank Bonuses
To find other bonus deals, please refer to my bank bonus page which has all of my recent bank bonus posts. Some additional bonus deals are also in the checking account discussion forum. This checking account forum also has updates when bonuses have been extended. I just posted updates for bonuses at Chase and ING Direct.