Bank of the West is offering $150 bonus to new customers opening a qualifying checking account by 03/18/2013. The bonus is actually two parts. You get $100 for establishing a direct deposit of at least $250 before the end of May. Only one direct deposit is required and your bonus will be in the account by 06/28/2103. To receive the other part of the bonus you must request a Bank of the West debit card and use it for 10 transactions per month for the first 2 months after account opening. Each one of the transactions must be for at least $3 and they must be posted to your account by the end of May.
This offer is limited to the following states: AZ, CA, CO, ID, IA, KS, MN, MO, NE, NV, NM, ND, OK, OR, SD, UT, WA, WI, WY.
Bank of the West does charge monthly service fees if you do not fulfill their requirements. The Easy Checking account has the lowest requirements, and the service fee of at least $8 will be waived when you have a $1,000 average monthly balance OR a direct deposit of at least $250, OR 10 debit card purchases.