Republic Bank announced that two of their credit card cardholders are going to get a chance to win one of two cashback prizes of TT$7,500 each (scroll to the end for details on how), and we immediately started talking about what we would each do with the cash. Then we asked around some more. It’s interesting because $7,500 can’t buy you a house or car, but it can buy…
A really nice phone
The cell phone penetration rate in T&T is pretty insane, so no duh this was the first answer posted in response to our question. An S6 will run you close to that amount, and an S6 Edge will take you a little over if you’re rolling pre-paid.
Well yes! That cash will get you your costume and more for the season, unless you want frontline in which case… depends on the band.
A nice set of rims
If you’re a gas brains… you’re a gas brains. And at that price point you’ve got some tempting options.
$7500 today, but way more later. People talked about buying shares, contributing toward the principle on a loan, or putting into an interest building account. One person also specified that she would convert it into $1,177US first.
SMH… The man who posted this one did his math, and his suggestions got a lot of likes. Pass us two with slight yes.
We heard about a new computer, a gaming system and games, and then there was an interestingly high number of people who hit ‘like’ on a package of: GoPro, drone, and video editing software.
A quick trip
Very popular choice, especially for the young and single. Depending on where you’re going $7,500 could pay for the ticket, or the whole thing!
3 rally tyres
There’s nothing wrong with spending on beloved hobbies, and we take the point that $7,500 can’t buy the full set but… 3? That feels dangerous.
Ok maybe not the actual sleep but you can find some pretty fabulous, luxury mattresses out there. Until you’ve tried one, you may not understand how hot this idea is.
All in lotto! How many tickets is that?
An extra $7,500 isn’t just hypothetical for at least two people out there using their Republic Bank credit cards right now. Get in on the action if you’re an existing Republic Bank Cardholder. There’s a sister competition for debit cards too.
- Prizes will be drawn on or before October 20, 2015
- The winners will be required to appear in a photograph in promotion of the campaign
- Staff members of Republic Bank and Publicis Caribbean and their immediate families are not eligible to participate
- If the winner declines to agree to the terms and conditions governing the promotion, their eligibility will be voided
Republic Bank Credit Card Cardholders, with an account in good standing, who spend an average of $3,000 and over per month on local purchases during Jul 1- Sept 30 2015 will get a chance to win one of two cashback prizes of the full value of their purchases made during the promotion period up to $7,500TT. Every TT $1,000 spent is a chance to win. Cashback will be credited to the winners’ Republic bank credit card account.
Republic Bank OneCard Cardholders who conduct transactions at Republic Bank Merchants during Jul 1- Sept 30 2015 will be eligible to win either $6,000, $3,000 or $1,500 based on the highest number of transaction during the promotion. Contact will be attempted using the Cardholder’s phone number as found in the Bank’s records. If the winner cannot be contacted by telephone within five days, the customer with the next highest number of transactions will be selected. So please update your contact info with the bank if it has changed!
Weekly Prizes Too
Republic Bank Credit Card Cardholders who use their Credit Card at specified Republic Bank merchants will have a chance to win one of 48 weekly instant cashback prizes (4 a week) of a $300 Visa Gift Card if found to be using their Republic Bank Credit Card for a transaction.
Republic Bank OneCard Cardholders who use their Card at specified Republic Bank merchants will have a chance to win one of 48 weekly instant cashback prizes (4 a week) of a $200 Visa Gift Card if found to be using their Republic Bank OneCard for a transaction.