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FNB on Friday announced a couple of new features on its app which sees the bank getting into the mobile voucher and coupon space.
According to a press release sent out by FNB, the coupon feature is a combined effort with Shoprite Checkers EeziCoupons deliver in-store product coupons on the FNB Banking App. This, it says, means that FNB customers can get instant access to savings at Checkers till points.
“Coupons are easy and simple for our customers. You browse through the coupons available on the FNB App while shopping, and view the discount per product in Rands. When paying for your goods at the till, you simply tell the cashier that you want to redeem coupons, and enter the single coupon code at the checkout. All qualifying products in your trolley are discounted immediately and you simply pay with your debit or credit card,” says Johan Moolman, Head of Mobile Payments at FNB Digital Banking.
Mobile Vouchers meanwhile allows FNB’s partner retailers to offer electronic vouchers on the FNB Banking App. These vouchers can be purchased either with eBucks or Rands. FNB customers can also purchase, add a message and send these vouchers to anyone else as a gift from within the FNB App.
Electronic Vouchers available on the FNB App will include Makro, Nu Metro, Ster Kinekor, Supa Quick, iTunes and Mr Price, with more partners reportedly available soon. According to FNB, all purchased vouchers are stored within the FNB App, and can be redeemed by presenting the voucher code to the cashier at the point of purchase.
Discounted vouchers from selected retailers will also be available on the FNB Banking App.
FNB says that these discounted vouchers will bring extra value to eBucks users.
“eBucks continually brings more value to our customers at our various retail partners. This is now made more relevant to our customers by offering vouchers via the FNB App to redeem at the point of purchase” say Jolande Duvenage, CEO of eBucks.
“Mobile vouchers changes the shopping experience. Now, you can shop and browse at leisure, and when you decide to buy, then simply go to the FNB App, redeem a voucher with eBucks or Rands and pay for your goods” says Moolman.
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The new features are available with the latest version of the app and are fairly simple to use.
Here’s a point-by-point guide:
To use coupons:
- Tap on My Coupons
- Tap on your retail store
- View discounts per product
- Tap on Redeem
- Present the coupon code to the cashier before paying
To use vouchers:
- Go to Buy
- Select Vouchers
- Choose your store and voucher amount
- Pay in eBucks or Rands
- Send as a gift, if required
- Go to My Vouchers
- Select the voucher to redeem
- Present the voucher code at the point of sale