Free iPod Touch Checking Account Promotion with Bank of the West

Bank of the WestBank of the West is offering a free iPod Touch for opening a new checking account.

To get your free iPod Touch you must open a personal checking account with new funds by September 3rd and either:

  • Set up a recurring monthly direct deposit of no less than $500
  • Pay 10 Online Bills
  • Or make 20 Debit Card Transactions

Check out all our Checking Account Promotions.

I placed a call to Bank of the West to get information concerning the promotion and the iPod you will receive.  The gentleman on the phone told me the easiest way to qualify for the promotion is sign up for the free checking account and fulfill the 20 debit card transactions. There is no minimum dollar amount per debit card purchases which means you can eat off the McDonalds dollar menu 20 times and that would satisfy that requirement.

All requirements need to be met before October 31st and the iPods will ship after that. Be sure your 20 debit transactions are completed before this day.

To open a free checking account you will need a $100 deposit.

This promotion is not available in all states.

If you live in CA, CO, UT, WY, and NV you can visit a local branch to open a checking account and qualify for this promotion.

Those living in AZ, CA, CO, ID, IA, KS, MN, MO, NE, NV, NM, ND, OK, OR, SD, UT, WA, WI and WY can apply online to receive this promotion.

Bank of the West has 3 options for Checking accounts.  Ranging from Free to Bonus accounts there may be something for you.  The offer does not apply to second or multiple checking accounts.  Be sure to read the fine print.  You can go here if you would like to get more information.

Please take note in the fine print… The iPod touch® shipped may differ from the iPod touch® shown. This typically means that they will ship the lowest end iPod Touch on the market.  When I was speaking with the representative I was sure to ask about this.  The iPod is…

  • 8 gig
  • Valued at $199
  • unsure of the Generation. (but it sounds like a recent model… if not the most recent.)

Please be sure to let us know if you were able to take advantage of this checking account promotion.  And remember to share this with your friends via Facebook or Twitter.


  1. Jaren
    August 5th, 2010 | 10:54 am

    Its too bad that I live in Alaska, I think I would sign up for this promotion. 20 Debit card transactions seems very simple to complete.

    This is a good promotion. Thanks for sharing.

  2. S.
    December 2nd, 2010 | 2:02 pm

    I signed up for this promotion and completed the 20 debit card transactions. I was originally told the ipod would ship by Dec. 15th. I haven’t received it yet. I am curious if anyone else has, and if so what Generation of iPod Touch it is. Thanks!

  3. Donna D
    December 14th, 2010 | 11:11 am

    I see on my bank statements there is a credit for $170 and says prmo ipod but I to have not seen it. I was told 12/31

  4. December 20th, 2010 | 9:17 pm

    If you have not gotten it yet then you probably are a “$199er” (which means you got a $199 on your statement for taxes) and will be receiving a 4th generation ipod touch. They shipped out of IN on the 15th/16th for everyone and you will be getting it very soon.

  5. M D
    December 23rd, 2010 | 4:45 pm

    I open a checking, saving account with direct deposit. It has been 3 months stiil have not see the ipod. went to the branch today and ask them for the status. I was told Corporate office needs to review the flier and will take a few months to compete that. This is BS. I will close my account and move my money some where else. just wondering if anyone receive an ipod from BOTW…

  6. KN
    December 28th, 2010 | 10:56 pm

    I opened my account online. Did 25 or so debit card transactions andI got my ipod touch in the mail on the 23rd…just in time for christmas. Newest model as well. Kids are so happy.

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