Last March 15, 2017, my husband informed me that he received a text from Citibank, he was advised that we have FREE eGift credits worth P10,000. What! FREE P10,000. At first, I thought he was referring to our points since we haven't redeemed it yet but I was wrong. He sent me the text and I checked all the details.
“Congratulations! Your accumulated spend on your Citi credit card/s from December 16, 2016 - February 28, 2017 entitles you to free eGift credits worth P10,000. To redeem, register & input your redemption code: XXXXXX at www.giftaway.ph/citi from March 16 - May 15, 2017, Monday - Friday, 9am-6pm only.
You can redeem up to P10,000 worth of eGift credits. Use redeemed vouchers at selected merchant/s until May 15, 20117 only. Visit www.citibank.com.ph/egc-10K to know more. T&C apply. DTI#12656S16.”
SPEND = SHOPPING CREDITS
We are not aware that Citibank has this promo. We always use our credit card but we are not big spender since we only use the card if needed. So we were indeed surprised when we received the text. When I read the promo period, I remembered that two days before the promo ends, we bought plane tickets for our summer trip. Yey! Buzzer beater, buti na lang naihabol yun or else we won’t ever reach the required accumulated spend.
The P10,000 eGift credits are not convertible to cash so we have no choice but to purchase eGift Vouchers. You can redeem vouchers for shopping, health and wellness, travel, and food. We chose the following merchants:
Krispy Kreme P1000
Four Seasons Hotpot P3000
There is schedule on when to redeem it so I told my husband that we will discuss it after his business trip in Vietnam. There are several merchants but we only chose 3 because of our limited time to redeem it.
I chose Krispy Kreme because we always buy doughnuts here. Four Seasons Hotpot to celebrate my son's Red Eagle Award in school. Sperry because we like to buy shoes there but it is so expensive for our budget, but now we have ecredits so we can buy shoes na. hehehe!
They provided a step by step guide on how to redeem the credits so purchasing voucher is so easy. You can save the eGift code or print the eGift vouchers and present it to the store manager. I printed all the vouchers and present it to the store, they will verify the code and that's it.
We’re so happy for the free eGift credits because we were able to eat and shop for FREE. Indeed, you can really save money by just using your credit card.
Read: How to Save Money by Using your Credit Card