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BankMuscat Visa card campaign offers 2 packages for London Olympics

MUSCAT, 12 February 2012 – Offering a once in lifetime chance to experience the electrifying live action of the 2012 London Olympics, BankMuscat in association with Visa has launched a campaign offering an opportunity to existing and new cardholders to win two packages to witness the world's biggest sporting event.

The 'Go London' campaign is part of efforts to provide value added services for BankMuscat cardholders. The campaign entitles BankMuscat Visa debit and credit cardholders to pay with their cards in Oman or abroad and earn chances to enter a draw to win two packages offered to witness the London 2012 Olympic Games.

The mechanism for the draw is that for every BankMuscat Visa card transaction, customers have a chance to win the Olympics package. Each transaction is equal to one chance, thus the more the card is used, the better the chances to win. The promotion is valid till 5 March 2012.

The fully paid package to London Olympics includes return economy class air tickets for two to London, hotel accommodation and tickets to watch the Olympics events. BankMuscat's existing and new Visa credit and debit cardholders can participate in the draw.

Tariq Atiq, AGM – Cards & e-Banking, said: “Oman is a sporting nation. Hence, the opportunity offered to BankMuscat customers to witness the greatest sporting event endorses the national enthusiasm and fervour for sporting excellence. BankMuscat is committed to supporting varied sporting activities. The policy stems from the Bank's firm belief that citizens need to experience wholesome development."

Tariq Atiq added: “BankMuscat is delighted with the opportunity to choose the 2012 Olympics theme to reward and attract existing and new cardholders. Creating awareness on the wide range of BankMuscat card products and services, the campaign is expected to motivate a change in consumer behaviour that makes 'payment by cards' both a habit and a preference."

Tariq Atiq said: “The BankMuscat Visa Olympics campaign is promoted in all branches offering winning chances to customers across the Sultanate. The Bank's partnership with Visa is yet another example of its commitment to delivering memorable experiences that reward loyal customers. The campaign is an attempt to encourage and promote the e-Payment culture in Oman, thereby lending a strong support to the government's e-Governance initiative. The campaign encourages customers to pay by cards, underscoring the fact that payment by cards is both convenient and secure."