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Personal DVD Player / iPod nano Bonus for Checking Account at TCF Bank


TCF Bank is offering a personal DVD player for opening a new personal checking account at the new TCF Bank branch located at 9475 South University Boulevard. It looks valid for any of their personal checking accounts including their Totally Free Checking account. However, the bonus requires a minimum initial deposit of $100. Also, it's only available for the first 250 new checking accounts opened at this branch. This special isn't listed at their website. It was advertised in today's Denver newspaper. The ad is available online here.

Here's the small print:
DVD offer available to households without a TCF checking account within the past 90 days. Free Personal DVD Player offer only available to the first 250 new personal checking accounts opened at the TCF Bank location at 9475 S. University Blvd., Highlands Ranch, CO 80126. $100 minimum deposit required at the time of opening new checking account. Limit one free Personal DVD Player per household, while supplies last. OFfer available to any Colorado resident, 18 years or older. Cost of the Personal DVD Player reported as interest earned on customer's IRS form 1099-INT. Account holder is responsible for any applicable taxes. Offer available for new personal checking accounts only.

Free iPod nano Checking Account Bonus

TCF Bank also has an iPod nano promotion that doesn't have branch restrictions. This seems to be a continuation to the one they started last March. The ad for this one is available online here.

This seems like an improvement over what was offered in March. It only requires a new personal or small business checking account with recurring direct deposit service. Before a savings account was also required to receive the bonus. The new checking account must be opened by June 30, 2006. Direct deposit transactions must post by August 15, 2006. Some more details were mentioned in this FW thread: direct deposit must be a minimum of $100 each, checks for the Totally Free Checking account are not free but the charge will be reversed once they receive the first direct deposit. Refer to TCF's Checking Account page for more info.

I'm not sure if they do a hard credit pull when you open the account. Refer to this FW hard pull thread.

You may be able to use ACH transfers in place of direct deposit. Refer to this FW ACH/direct deposit thread.

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I would think twice about using tcf for anything.

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