MUSCAT, 10 February 2015 – Excitement gripped Muscat Festival activities at Al Amerat Park as thousands of citizens and residents witnessed the climax of Oman's popular 2014 al Mazyona savings scheme. The event turned out to be a grand celebration for 15 winners across the Sultanate who shared the RO 1.9 million al Mazyona year-end prizes.
Well-known media personalities Khalid Al Zadjali and Sharifa Al Amri picked the lucky winners, including the biggest RO 500,000 prize money by asalah Priority Banking, at the mega event attended by senior Bank Muscat officials. In keeping with the spirit of celebration linked to Muscat Festival, the grand prize draw was for the first time telecast live on Oman TV as part of its Hello Muscat programme. The bank lined up an exciting programme at the prize draw ceremony attended by senior bank officials and a large turn-out of festival visitors.
asalah Priority Banking customer from Al Khoudh branch won the biggest RO 500,000 prize money while 14 winners across the Sultanate won RO 100,000 each. A large turn-out of children, citizens and residents witnessed the most awaited event in the Sultanate's banking calendar. The family event marking the culmination of 2014 al Mazyona savings scheme included entertainment and fun activities aimed at educating people on prudent savings habits. Attractive gifts and prizes were distributed to children and winners of spot competitions on the occasion.
Ali Said Ali, DGM – Priority Banking, said: “Bank Muscat is delighted to congratulate the 15 winners of al Mazyona big prizes, including the biggest RO 500,000 asalah Priority Banking winner, who represent the generation aware of prudent savings habits. Customers banking with Bank Muscat in all parts of the country are rewarded with attractive prizes and personalised services. al Mazyona reaffirms the bank's vision and constant efforts to fulfill the aspirations and ambitions of the largest banking family in Oman. The bank attaches great importance to inculcating prudent savings and spending habits and has tailored al Mazyona scheme with this objective in mind."
Marking Oman's 45th Renaissance anniversary, Bank Muscat raised the 2015 al Mazyona prize money to RO 9 million compared to RO 8 million in 2014. Structured on the thematic '45' reflecting the Sultanate's 45 years of Renaissance under the leadership of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said, the 2015 al Mazyona savings scheme campaign reaches out with a powerful call to action 'Save more, Dream big' guaranteeing more for everyone to share in the biggest prize money in Oman and the region.
The enhanced 2015 prize money is to be shared by more winners as customers from all regions are guaranteed to win prizes ranging from RO 45,000 a week to RO 450,000 a month and RO 1.5 million at the end of the year. A special prize draw offering RO 450,000 in celebration of the 45th National Day is another highlight.
Amjad Iqbal Al Lawati, Head – Products and Services, said: “Bank Muscat understands customer expectations and big prize money is not the only way by which al Mazyona seeks to transform the lives of prudent savers. The scheme is targeted to accommodate all segments, including asalah Priority Banking, ladies, youth, children and customers, thereby inculcating the savings habit among citizens who are responsible for the future development of Oman. The underlying principle of the scheme is that the greater the deposit balance, the higher the chances of rewards. Customers can win more by saving more with Bank Muscat."
al Mazyona scheme reflects innovative customer segmentation based on two principles - region and demographics – ensuring a higher winning chance to all customers across the Sultanate. The 2015 al Mazyona scheme reaches out to all individual segments with exclusive prizes earmarked for asalah Priority Banking, ladies, youth, children and customers in all regions where the Bank Muscat branches are located. Winning with al Mazyona has never been simpler as customers are not required to block their money for long or wait for a long time to win big prizes.
Over the years, al Mazyona has succeeded in inculcating a strong savings culture in Oman. The objective of al Mazyona is to create a lifetime change for winners and allow them to invest the prize money in things that will make a lasting difference and the well-being of their families. The flexible scheme makes regular saving easier and is available across the largest network of 139 branches in Oman.