Switch to online only statements and you could win $25,000!

By Michele Scott
October 31st, 2011

Autumn is a season of change. It’s also the time of year when our office, school, and group event schedules get more structured and busy. And sometimes, with all this added activity, it’s hard to stay organized.

That’s where we come in! One way we can help is with free Online Statements. By going paperless, you can reduce the amount of paper that arrives in the mail, and your statements will be conveniently organized and available online anytime you need them.

Did you know?

We’re committed to finding ways we can work together to protect our environment through everyday actions and financial decisions. As a company we are focused on four areas including our customers, communities, team members, and operations (for instance data centers).

• We’re a member of e-Stewards® Enterprises, a group of companies committed to meeting the world’s highest standards for responsible recycling. These standards were created by the Basel Action Network, along with leading electronics recyclers, certification industry experts, and occupational, health, and safety specialists.

And now’s a great time to go paperless because you still have time to participate in our Fall Online Statements Sweepstakes where you could win $25,000, or one of twenty $1,000 prizes1!

When you switch to Online Only Statements for qualifying products by November 4, 2011, you’ll automatically be entered for a chance to win for every eligible account you switch to paperless delivery.2 So if you turn off paper for a personal Checking and Savings account, you’ll receive two sweepstakes entries. And if you turn it off for your Business Credit Card as well, you’ll be entered for yet another chance to win!

Wells Fargo ran its first Online Statements Sweepstakes in 2007, and since then we’ve given away cash prizes to 171 lucky winners. Since Wells Fargo began offering Online Statements, more than 570 million paper statements have been eliminated. This translates into an environmental savings of more than 185,000 trees, the avoidance of 46 million pounds of greenhouse gas emissions, or the equivalent of removing over 4,177 cars from the road each year!3

Choosing to switch to Online Statements4 can help you get more organized, have less paper clutter, and reduce the risk of mail fraud. So as you get back into your busy routine this autumn, take a moment to consider the benefits of Online Statements. The advantages can add up over many seasons!

1 NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN THIS SWEEPSTAKES. SIGNING UP FOR ONLINE ONLY STATEMENTS DOES NOT IMPROVE THE CHANCES TO WIN. Sweepstakes runs on www.wellsfargo.com/fallsweeps from 12:00 AM Pacific Time (PT) on 9/26/11 to 11:59 PM PT on 11/4/11 (“Promo Period”). Open to legal residents of the U.S. who are Wells Fargo customers, 18 years of age or older as of 9/25/11. One sweepstakes entry will be automatically given to the primary Account holder for each eligible personal or business online-only statement signed up for during the Promo Period. Odds of winning depend upon the total number of automatic and mailed entries received. For complete details, including how to enter without signing up for online-only statements, see Sweepstakes Rules. Void where prohibited.

2 Online Statements require a computer with internet access. The length of Online Statement storage varies depending on the product: up to 24 months for credit cards, loans, lines of credit (including home equity, home mortgage, BusinessLine® accounts and personal loans and lines), and student loans; and up to 7 years for deposit accounts and private client accounts. The amount of time which the specific product statements are available online is indicated on the ‘Statements and Documents’ page when viewing your Online Statements.

3 Data as of June, 30, 2011.

4 Requires Adobe® Acrobat Reader® 4.05 or greater.

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Russell Rameyon November 14, 2011 at 2:24 pm:

This morning I went to my local Wells Fargo ATM machine and was surprised to see misleading information. The ATM machine reads “Our customers have helped save over 185,000 trees by switching to online statements”.

I then pulled up the Wells Fargo website and under “In the Community” there is a web page dedicated to “Improving Our Environment”. When you go to the web page there are 20 bullet points and 5 out of the top 6 bullet points highlight that by using less paper you somehow “Conserve Trees”.

These statements could not be further from the truth and enhance the public perception that both print and paper are “bad for the environment”. A reduction in the use of paper, print and paper products results in LESS trees, not more. When you use paper you grow trees, gopapergrowtrees or printgrowstrees.org. For every 1 tree that the paper industry harvests 3.5 trees are planted. The US now has 12 million more acres of forestland than 20 years ago.

I’m not advocating wanton waste of paper or any other material but avoiding the print option does nothing to save the planet or forests. “Forestry is the most sustainable of all the primary industries that provides us with energy and materials. To address climate change, we must use more wood, not less. Using woods sends signals to the marketplace to grow more trees.” Dr Patrick Moore co-founder Greenpeace/Chair & Chief Scientist.

I look forward to opening a dialogue with Wells Fargo on these very important issues.

Russell Ramey
The ColorNet Group

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Go Paper Grows Trees

It’s ok to print this e-mail. Paper is a biodegradable, renewable, sustainable product made from trees. Growing and harvesting trees provides for millions of Americans. Working forests are good for the environment and provide clean air and water, wildlife habitat and carbon storage. Thanks to improved forest management, we have more trees in America today than we had 100 years ago.

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