Stanbic Blue Weekends has partnered with two major social events for the September edition of the promotion. This month, attendees of the Kampala Fashion Week, slated for September 27th to 29th will get a chance to buy tickets using their Visa Cards at discounted prices. In addition, revelers at Oktoberfest, the world’s largest beer and food festival set to take place in Kampala on the 29th of September will also enjoy discounted tickets under the same promotion.
Blue Weekends, which happens every last weekend of the month is a platform that allows customers to pay for goods and services using their Visa or Master Cards and enjoy discounts at various outlets by using Stanbic Bank’s Point of Sale (POS) terminals across the country in a bid to build and encourage digital payments.
Sonia Karamagi, the Stanbic Senior Marketing Manager said, “We aspire to be the bank for the future and as such we are consistently digitizing our customer experiences in Uganda. Since we launched Blue Weekends earlier this year, we have seen notable growth in on-boarding new merchant’s month on month. This month, we are happy to add two of the biggest social events of the year namely Kampala Fashion Week and Oktoberfest onto our campaign. We are positive that this partnership will provide the much-needed convenience for all individuals that will attend the events.
Under Blue Weekends, sitting Tickets for Kampala Fashion week will go for UGX 90,000 as opposed to the set UGX 100,000.
On the other hand, Oktoberfest ‘early bird’ tickets will be sold at Shs 15,000 under the Blue Weekends promotion as opposed to Shs 20,000 for those paying in cash. These are available at the Junction Bar and Uganda Museum. Tickets at the event itself will also be discounted at Shs 15,000, for revelers using with their Visa or Master Cards.
Blue Weekends has continued to grow since its launch in March of this year with new merchants on-boarded on a monthly basis. This month, the promotion will take place from September 28th to September 30th. Participating merchants include, Kahawa Café, Game Stores, Le Chateau, The Pantry, Gabiro, Piato, Karveli, Pizza Hut, H20, Atmosphere bar, Epicurien, The Bistro and Risco Kids.
“Convenience is at the core of our customer service. Our goal is to see card usage grow exponentially by building structures that make digital usage a lasting habit for customers,” she concluded.