KeyBank Checking Bonus - Free iPod Touch Promotion

KeyBank has a new checking account promotion with an iPod touch bonus. This offer is only available online to certain areas.

Here are the requirements to qualify for the iPod touch gift:

  • Open a qualifying KeyBank checking account online and enter offer code ONTT0311 by June 24, 2011
  • Make at least 10 payments and/or purchases per month for 3 months after account opening
  • Make 3 direct deposits each of $500 or more within 3 months of account opening

The comparison chart tab in the promotions page shows the qualifying checking accounts. All have potential monthly service charges. The account that is easiest to avoid monthly fees is Key Express Checking. You can avoid fees by making at least $500 in deposits or initiating five transactions per statement cycle.

Here's the small print from the offer:

Limit one gift per qualifying account. Limit one gift per individual. The value of your gift will be reported on Form 1099-INT. Your gift will be shipped within 90 days of meeting requirements. Qualifying purchase and payment transactions include checks, MasterCard signature, PayPass and PIN-based purchases, Key Bill Pay, debit card automated payments, PayPal transactions, and Automated Clearing House (ACH) direct payments. Direct deposit transactions are limited to payroll, Social Security, pension, and government benefits. Offer available to individuals without an existing checking account at KeyBank as of 3/25/11. Offer not available to individuals who have opened a KeyBank checking account in the last 12 months.

There are some additional details in the promotion's FAQs.  If you close your account within 180 days of account opening, you will be charged a $25.00 account early closure fee.

When you apply online, you have to enter your zip code. Not all zip codes are accepted. Like previous KeyBank promos, it appears to be only available in areas where they have branches. KeyBank branches are located in the following states: Alaska, Colorado, Connecticut, Idaho, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Michigan, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Utah, Vermont, and Washington.

The offer expires on June 24, 2011. Visit the promotions page for more information.