Africa’s leading money transfer and remittances provider Mukuru is launching a shopping discount initiative in which every SA-based Mukuru customer sending money home will gain access to R500 in grocery discounts. The discounts will be available on over 60 staple products (such as canned items, household cleaning products, maize meal, baby products, dairy products, etc.), and the discounts will be valid at any Shoprite and Checkers store in South Africa. Mukuru customers simply have to create and pay for their orders on the Mukuru platform to receive access to the discounts. Customers then access the codes on the Mukuru self-help platforms such as USSD and Whatsapp and present the codes at the Shoprite and Checkers stores to claim the discounts off the selected products.
“We are always looking for ways to recognise and reward our loyal customers, and the Mukuru Shopping Discounts are a great way in which we can pass valuable savings onto our customers by funding the discounts ourselves,” says Andy Jury, CEO, Mukuru.
Once Mukuru customers have received the SMS discount codes, they will have 30 days to redeem the discounted products in store. Customers can view a full list of the discounted products on the Mukuru website and WhatsApp platform, giving them the ability to choose carefully and to maximise the discounts on offer.
“Having helped our customers send money home to their family and friends for over 14 years, we feel part of their daily lives, and as a result, Mukuru is constantly engaging with customers and adding tangible value wherever – and whenever – we can,” adds Jury. “We are able to leverage both partnerships and technology to pass important benefits on to our customers and to reward them for their loyalty and engagement over so many years.”
Importantly, the Mukuru Shopping Discounts initiative will help customers and their families achieve savings at a time when many are still recovering from the economic fallout of South Africa’s lockdown.
“As a company, we are with our customers side by side through both the good times and the difficult ones, and we are well-positioned to continue innovating and to provide important benefits to our loyal customers around the world,” says Jury.