With the 2019 Chinese New Year just a few days away, it has been a tradition to share blessings through the “Ang Pao” – a red paper envelope containing a monetary amount as good fortune for the incoming year. And together with the Ang Pao, the number 8: a number that has long been associated with luck in Chinese culture, mainly for the fact that it sounds similar to a Chinese word that means “wealth”. So to start the year right, the leading mobile wallet in the Philippines, GCash, is holding a special CNY promo for its customers!
GCash users that will send digital Ang Paos worth a P1.00 minimum to at least two other users from February 1 – 14, 2019 will get a chance to win P88,888.88! Other rewards go from P1.88 up to P8,888.88.
To send an Ang Pao via GCash, a customer should just log-in to his GCash App, select Send Money, and select Send Ang Pao. Once there, a customer must select at least two recipients of a minimum of P1.00, enter a CNY greeting, and select one of the plenty Ang Pao designs. Even GCat is there!
“With GCash’s new Ang Pao feature, we enable the digitalization of the traditional red envelope for faster and more convenient distribution to our customers. Now, they can send digital red envelopes to anyone in the Philippines within seconds,” said Anthony Thomas, President and CEO of Mynt. Mynt is the operating company of GCash.
Also known as the Spring Festival in China, the Chinese New Year is a major date celebrated in communities around the world, with the 5th of February marking the Year of the Earth Pig. GCash’s special CNY offers follow the customs during the festival, where it’s traditional to share good luck through red paper envelopes which contain money.
Update to the latest version of the GCash App or download from the App Store or from Google Play to experience the time-limited Ang Pao promo.
Getting a GCash account is easy. Just download the GCash App for free from the App Store or from Google Play and sign up for an account. Alternatively, you can look for @gcashofficial on Messenger and sign up.
To fund their GCash account, a user can visit over 16,000 GCash partner outlets nationwide, like 7-Eleven, SM Business Centers, Robinsons Business Centers, Puregold branches, and Villarica Pawnshop branches, and tell the cashier to cash-in to their GCash account. Cashing-in to a GCash account is free.