FirstMerit customers can enter their holiday-related photo into the Get Festive Photo Contest on FirstMerit's Facebook page by 12.16.2012. The photo with the most votes will earn the customer a $500 MasterCard gift card. The second place winner will win a $300 MasterCard gift card, the third place winner will win a $200 MasterCard gift card, and a random fourth place winner will receive a $100 MasterCard gift card. In addition, FirstMerit will donate $1,000 to the first place winner’s community food bank. Click here for more information.
In honor of Independence Day, Patriot Bank is giving away free American Flag Kits to customers who open a new account by 07.06.2012. Click here for more information.
Some financial institutions have capitalized on the 12 Days of Christmas to offer perks to their customers.
• Old National Bank is offering 12 free purchases in 12 days. Customers who use their Integra DebitCard when making purchases will be entered for a daily chance to win. One purchase will be randomly selected every day from 12.13.2011 to 12.24.2011 to be free. Winners could receive between $50 and $500 on a single purchase. Click here for more information.
• Wilson Bank and Trust is offering 12 days of Christmas specials from 12.09.2011 to 12.22.2011. Customers can win free gifts when they open a new qualified financial product and they can register to win a trip to Nova Scotia. Click here for more information.
• PNC created the Christmas Price Index®, similar to the Consumer Price Index, that shows the cost for one set of each of the gifts in the song "The Twelve Days of Christmas” for 2011. This has been a 28 year tradition for PNC. Click here for more information.
ING Direct will be providing a variety of new account bonuses and special promotions to celebrate their 2011 Financial Independence Days Sale on 07.01.2011 and 07.02.2011. Click here for more information.
Sovereign Bank is celebrating President's Day all month long with their auto loan special. They are currently offering rates as low as 2.99% APR on a new car loan for borrowers who sign up for automatic payment from a Sovereign deposit account. Up to 100% financing is available. Click here for more information.
In the spirit of the holidays, Mid-Missouri Bank is offering customers who donate canned food items a bonus on CDs. Customers will get a .01% rate increase for each can up to 25 cans.