Muscat: Delivering on its promise of creating more winning journeys and providing more value to customers, Sohar International is set to conduct its half-year draws under its popular Prize Scheme 2021. Everyone is invited to the virtual event which will be streamed live on the Bank’s official Instagram page - @sohar_intl – at 5:30 pm on Tuesday, July 13. While the event will witness four lucky winners win from a total cash prize of RO 200,000, as part of the half-year draws, there are prizes to be won for those who tune in to the virtual event. The Bank engages with its live audience giving them an opportunity to win cash prizes during the live draws ceremony by answering simple questions about the bank. The RO 200,000 half-year draws’ prize money will be distributed equally among two customers from the General segment and two customers from the Wealth Management segment; each receiving RO 50,000.
Emphasising on the objective of the Sohar | Prize Scheme, Mr Khalil Al Hedaifi, Chief Retail Banking Officer said, “With the purpose of helping people ‘win’, Sohar International has always advised and encouraged customers to save judicially, to help them realise their aspirations and dreams. Our prize scheme’s diverse eligibility criteria, which promises more winners and more value for all customer segments, make regular saving an easy practice for them. In fact, our virtual events, witness great attendance, and audience engagement, fulfilling the Bank’s objective of staying connected to a wider base of individuals. Therefore, we invite our loyal and valued customers to save with us, and increase their financial security. We truly seek through our innovative products and platforms to enrich and enhance the value we provide to our customers. This is reasserted through several of our efforts that encourage savings to become a lifestyle and not only a habit.”
Over the last few years, Sohar International has also successfully harnessed its digital capabilities and reach, becoming the first bank in Oman to conduct live draws over its social media platform. This in itself is a case in point where the Bank stays connected with its customer base to strongly communicate the ‘savings’ message, motivating them to be a part of the list of winners of the popular Sohar Prize Scheme.
Mr. Khalil Al Hedaifi further stated, “We were the pioneers of virtual Prize Draws, continuing to bring winning closer for all customers. We believe we must win as a nation and under the theme of ‘In Oman We Win’ (#فعماننا_فوزنا), Sohar International Prize Scheme 2021 related events highlight the Sultanate with its distinctive touristic features, giving us an opportunity to complement the government’s efforts in promoting local and international tourism. Over the last couple of months, the draws have highlighted beautiful governorates of Al Batinah (South), and the A'Dakhiliyah region, shedding light on their several famous cultural and historical sites as well as some truly breath-taking scenery.”
To be eligible in the Half-Yearly draws, customer from the general segment will need to maintain a minimum monthly average balance of OMR 100. As for the Wealth Management segment, customers will need to maintain an average monthly balance of OMR 40,000.
The 2021 Prize Scheme offers a total cash prizes worth over OMR 2.25 million to be rewarded to more than 1,400 customers. Moreover, believing in the necessity to educate and spread awareness on the importance of savings among the minors and young generation, Sohar International has created a dedicated Savings Draw for them and doubled the minors winning opportunities reaffirming the same. Catering to all segment types and increasing their benefits, this year Scheme offers customers more draws, more chances, and more winners with the introduction of the newly added Salary Account Draws and beefing up the previous categories with more overall value in cash prizes. Also, the Prize Scheme is not exclusive for accounts in Omani Riyal only; saving accounts that are maintained in AED, GBP and USD are also eligible to participate in the Scheme. For those seeking to save without participating in the prize draws, can instead choose the interest-bearing accounts.
The Sohar I Prize Scheme is an industry benchmark that has been specially designed to cultivate a healthy habit of saving and maximize the number of winners each year. It is testament to the bank’s responsiveness to the needs and aspirations of its customers.