A Canadian bank took their customer appreciation days a step further this year by giving away $20, and other prizes, to their customers.
On July 25 TD Canada Trust gave more than 30,000 customers a thank-you gift of $20. The money was given by more than 20,000 TD employees in more than 1,100 TD branches across Canada.
The company told online banking customers that they will get a $20 direct deposit, so that every TD customer would get their thank-you gift.
The company said they wanted to change their appreciation day this year by thanking their customers in a unique and distinctive way. The company also gave a special thank-you to some long-standing customers that TD employees believed deserved an extra thank-you.
The company asked the customers to come into the store to do a focus group on a new ATM feature but they were surprised with gifts of all kinds.
TD set up the "Automated Thanking Machines" at branches in Toronto, Calgary, Montreal and Vancouver and when customers used the machines they were given personal gifts.
One customer received tickets to Trinidad so she could visit her daughter who is battling cancer. Another one received a personalized Toronto Blue Jays hat and jersey and the chance to throw the opening pitch at a game. TD also gave a Disney trip to one mom who has never been able to take her kids anywhere.
TD filmed the reactions of the customers. Watch below!