Wednesday, August 12, 2015


This morning I attended the event to find out who are the winners for "GO GASHLESS CONTEST". The concourse at Giant USJ was filled with cheers and applause this morning, as 10 lucky customers received their prizes, including a Proton Exora 1.6 standard, for winning in the “Giant Go Cashless” shopping contest. Joining them in the joyous celebration were their family members.

Above Norine Majaman, General Manager, Marketing of GCH Retail (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd, the owner of Giant stores in Malaysia; and Peter Schiesser, Managing Director of Malaysian Electronic Clearing Corporation Sdn Bhd (MyClear) together awaiting Grand Prize winner announcement.

The Go Cashless contest is one of GCH Retail’s ongoing efforts to encourage consumers, especially those who shop at Giant, to pay for their purchases with ATM or debit cards. It was organised in conjunction with (MyClear) in support of the Government’s aspirations to make cashless transactions a way of life in Malaysia.

This contest has attracted over 73,000 entries in the eight-week contest, which is almost double the number entries received in the 13 weeks last year.

The results are very encouraging as it shows that customers are ready to embrace the e-debit habit and to make cashless transactions a way of life.

Giant is the first hypermarket chain to offer customers the convenience of shopping with their ATM cards at all Giant stores throughout the country.

Apart from eliminating the risks and costs arising from handling cash, e-debit transactions also lowers the cost of doing business, as the merchant discount rate for ATM/debit cards is at least 40 per cent lower than international branded debit and credit cards. For customers, e-debit gives them another option of a convenient and safe way to pay for their shopping.

The ATM cards issued by 15 banks – Affin Bank, Alliance Bank, Agro Bank, AmBank, Bank Islam, Bank Muamalat, Bank Rakyat, CIMB Bank, Hong Leong Bank, Kuwait Finance House, Maybank, OCBC, Public Bank, UOB Bank and RHB Bank were accepted for participation in the contest.

The winners of the contest are as follows:

 Naziah Binti Mohd Yusuff took home the Grand Prize of Proton Exora 1.6 Standard, worth RM56,500;
 Henery Anak Sigan walked away with the 1st prize of Air Asia Travel voucher worth RM8,000.00;
 Samehah Binti Wan Abdullah took home the 2nd prize of Air Asia Travel voucher worth RM5,000.00;
 Anwar Ul Haque won the 3rd prize of Air Asia Travel voucher worth RM3,000.00.

Six others each received a consolation prize of RM1,000 worth of Air Asia Travel vouchers, they were.
Teh Fatihah Binti Hassan
Che Rosli Bin Che Othman,
Mohd Arif Fadzli Bin Ibrahim,
Faizzah Binti Mohtar,
Jaliyah Binti Jalil
and Mohd Ilyas Bin Mohd Jamin.

Once again congrats to winners, it's a joy looking at everyone's happy face during the prize giving ceremony.

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