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SunTrust will give away two iPads a day to promote its online banking app

by David Needle

December 2 2013

Back in the day banks used to give new clients a toaster or other home appliance for opening a new account. Now you can win a tablet - and you don’t even have to go to the bank. 

SunTrust Banks said it will give away two tablets every day from now through the end of January to promote the use of its new SunTrust Tablet App for iPad.

All current and any new SunTrust clients will automatically be entered to win the SunTrust Digital Sweepstakes simply by paying bills via Online Banking, Mobile Banking or Tablet App, activating eBills or transferring funds through Popmoney personal payments service.

The free SunTrust app is available for download at Apple’s App Store. No purchase or other obligation is necessary to enter to win. The bank says a version of the app for Android tablets will be available "soon." 

Similar to the SunTrust Mobile App, the Tablet App for iPad lets you access your accounts to send payments, transfer money, deposit checks, view account activity and search for ATM or branch locations. The new Tablet App also gives you the ability to search transactions, view recent bill payments, check the running balance of checking and savings accounts and access financial tips and articles.

In a release SunTrust doesn’t say winners will get an iPad but, more generically, that it’s giving away “two tablets a day”. However, the contest details PDF page says each grand prize is a $550 Apple gift card, enough to buy a new iPad which is of course the only tablet you can buy from Apple.

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