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Get a new iPad by banking with RBC Royal Bank, where their free iPad offer is back and you can get a 10.2" Apple iPad when you open a new RBC All-Inclusive Bank Account.

There are two accounts eligible for this offer – the RBC Signature No Limit Banking Account or the RBC VIP Banking Account. Simply open either account by September 30, then complete any two of the following before January 6, 2023 to qualify for the free iPad:

  • Set up your payroll as a direct deposit
  • Set up two pre-authorized monthly payments (PAPs)
  • Set up two bill payments to a service provider

Once complete, you'll receive an email with details on how to claim your 10.2" Apple iPad in Silver or Space Grey. The free iPad is the ninth-generation 2021 model with the A13 Bionic chip, Wi-Fi connectivity and 64GB of storage, valued at $429.00 from Apple.

This offer is available to new or eligible RBC customers until September 30 – click here to view the complete terms and conditions for this offer.

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    • So I have a joint RBC account with my wife, if I plan to switch to RBC with creating my own account, does it count? Offer terms said you must not have a RBC account in the past.
      I think it should. Different ownership, with wife was a joint account and now a single personal account. Walk in to a RBC and the agent will make it work.
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    • I've done most bank offers and RBC is the ONLY bank where the trouble and cost just isn't worth it.

      "...no cost" - hah.
      All costs aside, RBC is the easiest. Scotiabank tops the worst one for giving the bonus
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    • Not worth the free iPad if it means doing business with rbc.(though I doubt any other of the major banks are better. ). I had a really crap experience renewing my mortgage this year, and any time I have to go into the branch there seems to be a 100% chance that a customer will be arguing with a teller about one shitty rbc policy or another and leaving angry and unsatisfied. You are not a client at RBC, you are a sheep to be fleeced of every last dime they can beat out of you.
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    • Is a new iPad being announced in Sept 2022?
      Historically, does RBC run this promo again in the fall/winter where they give you the latest model?
      historically yes and yes
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    • Is a new iPad being announced in Sept 2022?
      Historically, does RBC run this promo again in the fall/winter where they give you the latest model?
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    • Love seeing the RBC iPad offer getting down voted every time they run this promo.
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    • Heads-up: I did this deal a long time ago and was gifted an Ipad mini 2. Not long after receiving it Apple stopped supporting this Ipad (this means apps will no longer work, same with facetime between newer versions, etc), as of the time of writing I can use my ipad to read manually loaded comics and view some youtube via safari (the app is no longer supported).

      When all was said and done I ended up getting my ipad for around 200$ (with the monthly banking fees factored in) but it wasn't really worth it in the end as RBC was a god-awful experience for me - be sure to research a bit before jumping at this offer, while it may sound tempting it's a commitment and I came away thinking of it as making a deal with the devil.
      Same circumstance as you; I also last did this for an iPad mini 2 back in 2015 and then closed the account IIRC in 2016 when the promotion was up. I think all told I maybe paid $200 for it? Wasn't much work but not the best deal either, probably saved $~150 on it at the time. It's mostly a paperweight now as it's so old and antiquated.

      It does say in the T&C:
      and you must not have an existing Personal Banking Account with Royal Bank of Canada or any of its deposit taking subsidiaries at the beginning of the “Promotional Period” on June 1, 2022, or in the prior five year period, and otherwise comply with the terms of the offer
      Maybe enough time has passed that we can do this again? The newer iPads seem to last much longer and I could use a discounted replacement for this old Mini 2. Does anyone know that if we closed an account over 5 years ago (but had one before and got an iPad from it) we would be eligible to do this again? Anyone else in a similar situation?
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    • I've done most bank offers and RBC is the ONLY bank where the trouble and cost just isn't worth it.

      "...no cost" - hah.
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    • Monthly fee start from $15.95… I ‘d avoid, unless there’s a way to get rid of this fee like keeping an minimum balance or something
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    • So I have a joint RBC account with my wife, if I plan to switch to RBC with creating my own account, does it count? Offer terms said you must not have a RBC account in the past.
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    • RBC employee trying to meet quotas. RBC is 🗑.
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    • What do you think?! The Ipad is free?!

      - RBC Representative.
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    • These deals are never good. You end up paying more in feeds long term than the cost of the iPad. Not sure why people keep posting these "deals". Must be RBC employees.
      Where did you learn math? Open the Signature account in September 2022 and close the account in October 2023. In the worse case scenario, you would pay 13 months *16.95 =220.35$ taxes in. That's one of the cheapest if not cheapest way to get an Ipad even If you were to give 0 value the Signature account.
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    • These deals are never good. You end up paying more in feeds long term than the cost of the iPad. Not sure why people keep posting these "deals". Must be RBC employees.
      OP's only two posts on RFD are about RBC "deals", so yeah...probably an employee.
      This thread should be deleted.
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    • Given their rates, it should be an iPad Pro
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    • "at no cost"...

      Well not really.

      I wonder if RBC thinks everyone is that stupid?
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    • I got my ipad 9th generation during there last year offer. I know monthly fees make it just a ok deal. But I am happy with ipad and services too. Maybe will downgrade or switch to other bank after completing 1 year in Feb 2023 🙂

      Regarding monthly fees, I do passive income and balance that. That way my iPad is free for sure 😂
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    • I have obtained two of these iPads in the past. Work out the fees waiver for various products - I believe I ended up paying about $10/month for 12 months so for about $120 for an iPad not bad at all. Would definitely recommend it.

      Thanks OP.

      Tip: Wait as close to Sep 30 as you can to limit the fees.
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    • I got the iPad back in Dec-2019. If you are a newcomer, see whether your monthly fee can be waived for a period. I had mine waived off for 6 months time back then.

      I still keep the account. Downgraded to Day-to-Day banking after 12-months time of account-open (mandatory period back then) and with multi-product rebate (apart from RBC credit card, some investment e.g. a mutual fund with atleast $500 account value always, should do), I have zero fees. IMO, no other bank has alerts (app/email/SMS) as good as RBC. Happy with the service so far.
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    • Also the terms and conditions say that the direct deposit and pre authorized payment need to be continued till atleast Oct 2023.
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    • Heads-up: I did this deal a long time ago and was gifted an Ipad mini 2. Not long after receiving it Apple stopped supporting this Ipad (this means apps will no longer work, same with facetime between newer versions, etc), as of the time of writing I can use my ipad to read manually loaded comics and view some youtube via safari (the app is no longer supported).

      When all was said and done I ended up getting my ipad for around 200$ (with the monthly banking fees factored in) but it wasn't really worth it in the end as RBC was a god-awful experience for me - be sure to research a bit before jumping at this offer, while it may sound tempting it's a commitment and I came away thinking of it as making a deal with the devil.
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    • Not the new iPad...
      10.2” iPad Wi-Fi 64GB (9th Generation).

      It's the latest of "normal" iPads.
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    • These deals are never good. You end up paying more in feeds long term than the cost of the iPad. Not sure why people keep posting these "deals". Must be RBC employees.
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    • There will be monthly fee for the account and from earlier discussions on RFD there isn’t a way to get rid of that. So you end up keeping account for a year unless you open around end of the year or something.

      It might have changed though, correct me if I’m wrong.
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    • Not the new iPad...
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