KeyBank is giving away a free iPod Nano when you open an account! About six months back Dawn and I got our spiffy iPod Nano this way and have been enjoying them ever since. It tends to be a very limited offer that could end at any moment, so jump on it quick.
(that’s a iPod Touch pictured next to the Nano, you get the Touch if you sign up for a fancy account)
It is completely free to sign up (at least for the iPod Nano 4GB 3rd gen). When I did it there were a few key steps, here’s what I remember:
Of course, be sure to check on KeyBank’s web site for the details and specific steps they require for the free iPod. It looks like they’ve actually updated the rules for this promotional period to get you a little more involved by needing to “make one debit card transaction plus a combination of two direct deposits or automated payments each of $100 or more”. Though that should be easy, when I signed up, I just used an “Automated Bill Pay” from my current bank, but that was the last promotional period, so I’d recommend checking with them on what constitutes an “automated payment”.
Sign up During Business Hours My #1 tip of advice, start the process and do all the steps during normal business hours, best by 1pm if you’re on the west coast. You can do all the steps in one fail swoop (~20min) if it’s during business hours, because even though it’s all online, the banking system can create the account and each step of the way in real time only during business hours. I did mine that way, then I did Dawn’s without thinking about it at ~4pm my time (PST) and since it wasn’t during ‘normal business hours’, I had to wait a day or two for the account to be created.
Some other notes…
Cheers and enjoy the free iPod! ( if you sign up from reading this post, please leave a comment to let me know it was worth the time writing about it :) )