RBC is having a promotion where they will give you a $50 VISA Giftcard (as good as cash) for booking an appointment and bringing in a bank statement from a competitor (or by logging in to your competitor’s online account while at the branch.) This promotion ends February 2, 2015.
You are not required to sign-up for anything, and you can decline any credit inquiry they might want to do. The only substantial requirement is that you go over your banking needs with RBC, showing them your statement from another bank.
There is no exclusion for current RBC customers. If you’re a couple, you can go in together, and so long as each person brings in a bank statement, they will qualify for a $50 VISA Giftcard each. So go in saying you’re interested in an RBC joint banking account. At the conclusion of the appointment, each person will be given the gift card.
You can book an appointment online by finding your branch, clicking on the book an appointment link, and making the appointment on the online chat.
The promotion page has few terms and conditions, and has some FAQ answers. All in all, it’s a simple, “no-catch” promotion for quick money.