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Get a Free Garmin GPS at Key Bank

Key Bank is offering new customers a free Garmin GPS for signing up for their free checking account. It’s a pretty sweet deal if you live in one of the states where Key Bank operates!

Get a Free Garmin nüvi 205W GPS

Key Bank is offering new checking account customers a FREE Garmin® nüvi® 205W GPS when you open a Key Express Free Checking account or a Key Advantage® Money Market Checking account. You will also need to make one debit card transaction plus a combination of two direct deposits and/or automated payments each of $100 or more.

Get a Free Garmin nüvi 265WT GPS

Key bank is offering a higher model GPS system to new customers who sign up for any of the following checking accounts: Key Privilege® Checking and Key Privilege Select Checking.

The requirements for the free Garmin® nüvi® 265W GPS are the same – make one debit card transaction plus a combination of two direct deposits and/or automated payments each of $100 or more. However, there is a $25 monthly service charge for the Key Privilege Checking accounts unless you maintain a minimum balance of $25,000.00 in any combination of checking, savings, CDs, retirement deposits, investments, credit cards, loans and lines of credit. The Key Privilege Select Checking account requires a minimum balance of $100,000 to avoid monthly service charges.

Unless you are already a Key customer, you would probably be better off getting the free Garmin 205 GPS and putting your money into a high yield savings account to earn better interest rates.

Get your free Garmin soon!

You must open a qualifying checking account at KeyBank by May 15, 2009 and meet the other requirements (debit card transaction and 2 direct deposits or automated payments of $100+) by July 17, 2009. I noticed they have extended this deal twice already, so it is possible they will do it again – but probably only until their supplies are exhausted. So take advantage while you can!

Here are the official details. Note – only available in the following states: Alaska, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Idaho, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Michigan, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Utah, Vermont, and Washington.

*Like all bank referral offers, the value of the GPS will be reported on your 1099.

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