Customer appreciation days at TD Canada Trust used to involve free coffee and cake at the local branch. This year, the company said thanks with cash and a few life-changing gifts. At 2 p.m. on July 25, more than 20,000 TD employees gave green envelopes containing a $20 bill to every customer in more than 1,100 TD branches across Canada. The company also informed those using TD’s phone and online banking services that they would receive a $20 direct deposit. All told, more than 30,000 customers received a thank-you gift. “We thought we’d really kick it up a notch [this year],” said Chris Stamper, SVP corporate marketing at TD Canada Trust. TD also had a special thank you in-store for some customers. The company set up four “Automated Thanking Machines” (ATMs) at branches in Toronto, Montreal, Calgary and Vancouver. Pre-selected customers who used the machines were given personal gifts from the “talking” ATMs, including a Disney trip for a mom who’s never been able to take her kids anywhere, tickets to Trinidad so an elderly mom could visit her daughter, who is battling cancer, and the chance for a Blue Jays fan to throw the opening pitch at a game.