TORONTO, Oct. 14, 2011 /CNW/ - From today until November 30th, 2011, TD
Bank Group is inviting Canadians to view an online video for the chance
to win an all-expense* paid cruise of the Hawaiian Islands.
Entering the TD EasyWeb Watch & Win contest is easy: visit www.tdcanadatrust.com/watchandwin and follow the prompts to watch a short video on the benefits of
EasyWeb online banking.
The video includes tips to maximize the online banking experience, as
well as ways to take advantage of online services that make saving and
managing finances extremely easy. Individuals who have successfully
viewed the video will be entered into a random draw to win the grand
prize of an all-expense paid cruise for two, of the Hawaiian Islands.
Five secondary winners will each receive a cash prize of $1,000.
Earlier this month, TD Canada Trust released the results of its Everyday
Banking Poll, which found that the most significant change in
Canadian's banking habits over the past five years has been adopting
online banking (46%), followed by paperless recordkeeping (12%) and
viewing statements electronically (10%). Three-quarters of Canadians
(76%) now use online banking to pay their bills.
However, many Canadians do not take advantage of online banking services
that help make saving and managing finances even easier. According to
the poll, less than half of Canadians (43%) take advantage of
pre-authorized payments, only 8% use mobile banking and only 28% use
automated savings programs.
"While Canadians have largely embraced online banking, there are
advantages to automating certain transactions that many people are
unaware of," says Paal Kaperdal, Senior Vice President, Online Banking,
TD Bank Group. "For example, using the recurring payments feature
within EasyWeb to make mortgage or fixed bill payments each month is a
simple, effective way to ensure payments are never missed. It also
saves money on late fees and interest and helps maintain a credit
The free EasyWeb tour is an effective way for customers to learn about
many of these services from the comfort of their home or the
convenience of their laptop.
The TD EasyWeb Watch & Win Contest is open to all legal residents of Canada who are of the age of majority
in their Province/Territory of residence at the time of entry into the
Contest. Employees, agents and representatives of The Toronto-Dominion
Bank or its subsidiaries and affiliates, or of its advertising and
promotion agencies or their subsidiaries and affiliates, are not
eligible to win, nor is any person with whom any such employee, agent
or representative is domiciled. For full information and contest rules,
please visit www.tdcanadatrust.com/watchandwin. The deadline for entries is 5 p.m. on November 30, 2011. Winners will
be selected on December 2, 2011.
Carbon credits have been purchased to offset carbon emissions resulting
from this trip. TD Bank Group is a proud partner of Carbonzero,
supporting emissions reduction projects and the fight against climate
*Contest includes one (1) travel package Prize (the "Grand Prize")
available to be won, consisting of:
(a) Round trip economy airfare for two (2) on an airline selected by the
Sponsors, from the international airport closest to the winner's place
of residence to Honolulu, Hawaii;
(b) One (1) night's standard accommodation, based on double occupancy,
at a Honolulu hotel;
(c) Seven (7) night cruise (in a balcony stateroom), sailing from and
returning to Honolulu, Hawaii;
(d) All transfers between the Honolulu Airport, hotel, and the cruise
(e) All meals; and,
(f) One thousand five hundred Canadian dollars (CDN$1,500) in spending
SOURCE TD BANK GROUP
For further information:
Laura Mergelas, Corporate & Public Affairs
TD Bank Group