MTN Ghana to reward Mobile Money subscribers for patronising digital payments
In a bid to promote digital payments in this era of COVID- 19, Mobile Telecommunication giant MTN has launched the ‘MoMo Pay & Win’ promotion to reward customers who make payments for goods and services through Mobile Money Merchant IDs and QR codes in the months of August and September.
The service provider, in a statement, said the points based promotion gave customers the opportunity to earn and accrue points when they make payments.
“Customers earn one MoMo point for every GH¢1.00 paid. Payments should have been made to at least five unique Merchants ID numbers within the month to qualify for a prize.
“At the end of each month, the top 2,000 customers who earn the most points will be declared winners. The 2,000 selected customers will be presented with e-cash prizes ranging from GH¢10,000.00 to GH¢50,000,” it said.
Speaking on the promo, the General Manager of MTN Mobile Money Limited, Mr Eli Hini, said that the promotion was to “encourage customers to enjoy convenience of making payments using a merchant ID or a QR code which eliminates the handling of cash and ensures a safe and secure transaction”.
He urged retail outlets, churches, hospitals, associations and unions, etc to embrace Mobile Money payment as a means of receiving all forms of payments to reduce the time spent on sorting, counting and transporting cash to the banks.
“Digitisation is facilitating the new normal and at the centre stage of this is digital payments. With the merchant pay, your money is kept safely and sales can easily be tracked,” he noted.
The ‘MoMo Pay & Win’ promotion was launched on August 5 as part of activities to celebrate MoMo month under the theme “The Relevance of MoMo in a COVID 19 World”. It was to encourage customers to adopt digital payments over physical cash.
The MTN ‘MoMo Pay and Win’ promotion will end on September 30, 2020. Customers can check their accrued points for the month by dialing *120#. At the end of each month, the winners will be presented with their prizes.
Other activities outlined to create excitement for customers during 2020 MoMo month celebration are digital fairs and social media quizzes.
With the launch of the promotion, MTN has intensified its campaign against fraud. The service provider advised customers to be careful of the activities of scammers.
It said the company did not charge any money or its equivalent before prizes were redeemed, hence “any request for money, recharge cards or airtime before a prize is redeemed is fraudulent”.
“Calls originating from MTN on the promotion will be made through the official line 0244300000 only,” it added.
MTN MoMo Month was instituted in 2012 and had for the past eight years been instrumental in driving awareness, influencing policy and deepening the use of Mobile Money services.