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Obvious you heard it already because these guys make noise whenever they are up to something. Anyway, we will say it again: Chakachaya ne Ecocash is back, it has been running since the 8th of this month actually.
Bear with me, I know you didn’t need me to say because you have already seen notifications that say you have been awarded points. If you haven’t then it means you haven’t transacted with Ecocash in 5 days, what on earth (Zimbabwe) have you been using for money?
This is the second edition of this promotion by Ecocash so that must mean it was successful the first time around and I guess it will become part of the Zim landscape every year going forward, at least let’s hope so.
It will join the OK Grand Challenge and the TM Pick n Pay pots thingy every year maybe… It’s funny these promotions are running at the same time more or less. Is it a winter thing?
How does it work?
I am relying on Ecocash’s ability to make noise so I won’t detail exactly how the promotion runs. The simple description is that you earn points as you transact using Ecocash.
There’s a new twist though this year. They have what they call Point Booster. Once you get to 5 points you can earn 20 more points by registering for Ecosure or paying your monthly Ecosure premium for at least a dollar.
The more points you have, the higher your chances of winning…
What could you win and what are your chances?
The chances of winning are not bad hey, there will be 150 000 instances of winning over three months (promotion ends on July 5th).
Prizes include residential plots (in Zimbabwe we call them stands), cars, cash (real cash, bond or Ecocash? Will ask), Kwese decoders, Ecosure cover, airtime…
Now to the goats
Prizes of course include cows and goats. I had to ask, what’s up with livestock in these competitions. Ecocash gave me their answer to that question but I am interested to know your answer. Let us know in the comments or on twitter or on Facebook why you think goats are part of the winnings in the Chakachaya ne Ecocash promotion and you may win a goat yourself.
So just so we are clear, by goat I mean a real goat that bleats not a feature phone. Those who don’t know, feature phones are referred to as goats in Zim; don’t ask where that came from. So if you don’t have plans for a goat, make sure you don’t win.
Back to the challenge: The winner of a goat here on Techzim is whoever gives the most creative answer to the question, “Why are goats part of the prizes in the Chakachaya ne Ecocash Promotion?” Get cracking.
You may win other prizes on our social media platforms as well.
Please note as the label up top says, this is a sponsored post so the prize is coming from Ecocash and not Techzim. Also, since Ecocash has entrusted their brand to us here, please behave in the comments there…
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