Citibank’s Latest Campaign Rewards Customers For E-Wallet Reloads And Contactless Payments

by Christine Tay

Credit Card News

Citibank’s Latest Campaign Rewards Customers For E-Wallet Reloads And Contactless Payments

Citibank is offering rewards to cardholders who reload their e-wallets and pay using contactless methods using their Citi Visa credit cards in its latest Top Up & Tap To Win campaign.

The campaign, which will run for two months from 10 September until 9 November 2019, is open to all existing or new Citibank Visa credit card cardholders. Those who participate stand a chance to win either 80,000 AirAsia BIG Points in grand prizes, or RM100 cashback as consolation prize.

Participating in the campaign is as simple as reloading selected e-wallets or paying via Visa PayWave and/or Samsung Pay with your Citi Visa credit card. Performing either of these transactions will earn entry points, where the winners will then be randomly selected.

For e-wallet reloads, participants will earn 5 entries for every RM50 reloaded in a single transaction. The e-wallets eligible for contest entries are: BigPay, Boost, GrabPay, TNG eWallet, Lazada Wallet, ShopeePay, Razer Pay, WeChat Pay, and 1Pay E-Wallet. However, reloading Boost, GrabPay, or Touch 'N Go earns you double the entries for each transaction.

As for contactless payments, you also earn 5 entries for every RM50 spent in a single transaction with your Citi Visa credit card via contactless transactions (PayWave and/or Samsung Pay). If you complete 8 or more contactless transactions during the campaign month, you earn double the entries for each transaction made.

Naturally, the more you spend, the higher your chances of winning. Finally, Citibank also confirmed that all transactions eligible for this campaign will still earn the cashback or rewards points that your Citi Visa credit card offers. To participate in this campaign, SMS "R1" to 66399 to register with Citibank.

The Citibank x Visa Top Up & Tap To Win campaign is similar to CIMB's ongoing campaign, which rewards cardholders who perform e-wallet reloads and card-linked payments. If you are an existing Citi Visa cardholder who also regularly use e-wallets and contactless payments, this campaign would definitely be appealing at a time when banks have either been removing or reducing rewards for e-wallet transactions.