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EcoCash announces new rewards program – Is this meant to soften the Zimswitch blow?

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EcoCash is now integrated with the national switch (Zimswitch) as was mandated by the Reserve Bank earlier this year.

A day after the integration with what used to be the mobile money service provider’s rival was announced, EcoCash has announced a rewards program that incentivises people to transact via the mobile money platform.

EcoCash Rewards works as follows. For every ZW$200 you spend you’ll get 1 point and these are points you can later on redeem. The following transactions will qualify for the Rewards promotion:

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  • Send money;
  • Merchant payments;
  • Bill payments;
  • Buy airtime and bundles;
  • Receive money via EcoCash Remit/Cassava Remit;
  • Use banking services.

The points you have can then be redeemed by dialling *151*300# and these points will make you eligible to win some prizes. People will only be allowed to redeem their points at the end of the month.

This was done in order to give EcoCash an opportunity to add more partners who will add more prizes to redeem.

A coincidence?

The fact that this promotion comes so soon after the Zimswitch integration suggests EcoCash is attempting to incentivise you and I to continue using it over the alternatives.

Whilst a promotion of this sort might make sense in the short term, in the long term EcoCash has to make their product more compelling in the face of an existential threat.


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20 thoughts on “EcoCash announces new rewards program – Is this meant to soften the Zimswitch blow?

    1. As long as Zimswitch is concerned..forget n smile.. You have to pay for zimswitch charges whenever you do a Zipit from EcoCash ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

      1. Transcation charges are applicable, even when it is Ecocash to Ecocash. The only difference will come on the amounts charged

  1. don’t be ridiculous now guys, there’s no coincidence, Econet often has promotions like Chaka Chaya to incentivize users to keep using the platforms consistently and these has been run over the years, now you’re just reaching. You thought ZimSwitch integration or wallet interoperability meant what free transactions, come on now.

  2. With the new Ecocash promotion I earn points and my points balance increases BUT it sometimes deducts from my points balance.
    How is this deduction possible if I have earned the points?

  3. Still don’t understand a thing about the promotion. The details are rather sketchy. What prices???? Iwo ma Rewards anongotaurwa kunzi rewards haana Mazita here kkkk

  4. MaRewards acho haana Mazita here???? is it definite kuti once you have the points you will be rewarded??? Or there will be a draw??

  5. I think there is need for transparency. Ecocash, list the rewards that someone will get after attaining certain points. In the past we have had ecocash reward promotions that just disappeared. You have all the access to your platforms for more details on the promotion.

    1. Thank you. Econet has never had a genuine promotion. Remember Buddie zone … it will say 99% then the moment you attempt to call it drops to 3%.

    2. Econet has never had genuine promotions. Remember Buddie zone. The system will say 99% Buddie zone then when you attempt calling it drops to 3%. Inonzi feja feja

  6. Please let us know what the points are worth. What is one able to buy with the points. Nobody seems to know this. Your advertising here leaves a lot to be desired. Great earning the points but what are they worth?
    By the way I can’t get through to finding out through *151*300# how many points I have earned. All I get told is that something happened.

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