April 14

Royal Bank Canada: Free iPad Mini With New Account

Posted by on April 14, 2014 at 11:30 AM

Royal Bank Canada: Free iPad Mini With New Account

Want a new iPad Mini free? Simply open up a new bank account at Royal Bank and they’ll give you. Of course, there are some restrictions and important details to know.

To get the free iPad, you need to open up one of two accounts. The first account is the Signature No-Limit banking account, which I actually used to have, and it was a great account. The monthly fee is $14.95, but if you have multiple products with RBC, you’ll get it for $10.95. It includes 15 free e-transfers, three free ATM fees, unlimited debits and much more.

The second account is the VIP banking account, which is $30 a month or $22.50 with a rebate on multiple banking services. You can send e-transfers, use ATMs and have unlimited debits, all included in your price. You’ll also be eligible for three other free bank accounts.

Once you’ve set up your account, you also must either set up two pre-authorized payments or have one regular payroll deposit go in. Once that happens, they’ll ship you your iPad Mini. You have until August 30th to get this done.

There are a number of FAQs, which you should read through first and one of the questions (which I had myself), was if I was a RBC bank account holder, but am no longer, do I qualify and yes you do, as long as you didn’t have an account before today (April 14th).

You can apply right online, or go into a branch.

(Expiry: 31st July 2014)

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10 Comments to “Royal Bank Canada: Free iPad Mini With New Account”

  1. johnny cash says:

    Also, if you close your RBC account before August 31st, 2015 – RBC will charge your $319 plus taxes because of cancelling your bank account.

    This ipad’s retail value is around $260 to $299. The monthly fees that you mentioned above are $14.95 per month. you must sign up by July 31st 2014 –> July 2014 to August 31st 2015 = 14 months x $14.95 = $209.30 (excluding any extra ATM withdrawals you might make).

    This deal is good if you were looking to switch banks anyways. If not, its not really worth it. You are paying for the ipad by way of monthly account fees.

    Regards,

    Johnny Cash

    • sa$ says:

      You are paying for bank frees anyway. Also is $11 a month after rebate and if you are already banking with one of the big 4 you are paying at least that anyway

  2. Josh says:

    Yes, they do charge a $14.95 fee per month, so if you’re already paying this with no benefits (“free” ipad mini) then you may as well switch to RBC. Hell, why not.

  3. AJ says:

    One thing to note also from their FAQ (http://www.rbcroyalbank.com/open-an-account/ipadmini/faqs.html) is that the iPad Mini you are getting is _not_ the most recent version of the iPad mini. It is stated as a model 1432 which according to MacTracker is the non-retina display model with a 32-bit architecture A5 chip. It will still run the forthcoming iOS 8, but perhaps not further than that.

    Just something to keep in mind.

    ____
    Q: Can I exchange my iPad mini for another product?

    A: No, you will receive the Apple iPad mini 16GB, WiFi, model #1432, which is not exchangeable for any other product.

  4. Kevin says:

    Question:
    Can you keep a min bal of 1K or 5K and NOT pay the monthly fee?
    can you have NO deposits monthly and no woth drawals, why do they want this?

  5. Betty Anne Paulson says:

    I just found out today about your promotional offer and I was really disappointed. I have been a loyal RBC customer for more than 50 years and never have I received any type of “special deal” for being a customer. I am over 65 years of age, on a limited retirement income, and would love to have an IPAD but it is beyond my reach. Maybe it’s time for me to look at another bank and what they have to offer.

  6. Betty says:

    I never recieved this offer. I had opened the account and had done everything i.was supposed to and never received the ipad mini

  7. charles says:

    I set up my account in August 2014 with correct deposit and was expecting my iPad to arrive mid October it did not arrive I went to the bank to enquire nd they told me everything was in order an I could expect it at anytime three more weeks had passed and I received a call from the bank telling me that the type of deposit I was receiving ( disability) did not qualify me to receive the offer however I could still be eligible if I set up two pre authorized bill payments I set up my hydro and my cell phone carrier. My accounts with these two parties are in good standing and cannot expect to see a payment made to each of them until late December which I am now told I too late to qualify me for the offer I feel cheated as the bank indicated to me when I set up the account with direct deposit that I qualified for the offer and I should expect delivery of my iPad mini six eight weeks after my first direct deposit was received secondly when I had equiredabout its delivery in October I was told everything was valid and in order there was no indication of any problem thirdly the account I opened I opened with the aid of the branch service manager surely this person should have known to tell me that direct deposits made by the government disability do not qualify client for this promotion offer and finally once the discrepancy was discovered I should Ave been given ample time to set up pre authorized payments and have those payments go through

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