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First National Bank adds coupons and vouchers to mobile app

Customers of South Africa’s First National Bank (FNB) can now redeem mobile coupons and vouchers through the bank’s mobile banking app directly at the point of sale. Participating retailers include supermarket chains Checkers and Shoprite.

FNB“Mobile Coupons is a combined effort with Shoprite Checkers EeziCoupons and FNB to deliver in-store product coupons on the FNB Banking app,” the bank says. “This allows FNB customers to access instant in-store savings at the till point. Additional coupon partners will be added to the platform in the coming months.

“Mobile Vouchers is the second new feature launched along with coupons. FNB has leveraged its partnerships with various retailers allowing it to offer electronic vouchers on the FNB Banking app. These vouchers can be purchased either with eBucks [FNB’s rewards programme] 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 being added to the platform soon. All purchased vouchers are stored within the FNB app and can be redeemed in-store simply by presenting the voucher code to the cashier.”

“Discounted vouchers from selected retailers will also be available on the FNB Banking app,” the bank adds. “Discounted vouchers unlock great value to eBucks customers, delivering up to 40% in savings when paying with eBucks.”

Immediate discounts

“Coupons are easy and simple for our customers,” says Johan Moolman, head of mobile payments at FNB digital banking. “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. 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.”

Mobile coupons and vouchers will be available to customers who download the latest version of the FNB Banking app, which is available on iOS, Android and Windows devices. It currently has over 1.5m active users, FNB says.

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