Access Bank Plc will in season 12 of its DiamondXtra saving scheme give out N1 billion to its numerous loyal customers who participate and emerge winners in the monthly draws.
Since the inception of the scheme in 2008, the bank has given out a total of N5.7 billion to 22,000 customers across the country.
“Season 12 is a wonderful season. In this season, we are going to be introducing several good stuff over what we did last season,” Victor Etuokwu, executive director, retail banking, said at the official unveiling of the season 12 on Friday in Lagos.
The season 12 will feature 63 winners for ‘Rent For a Year’, which is 200 percent compared to 21 winners recorded in the last season.
Also, there will be three winners for ‘Salary4life’ in the new season. The bank has in this season introduced a free health insurance scheme that would cover the customer, his spouse, and three children.
“We are going to have the normal N1 million winners category like we had today. We have a lot of loyalty schemes like those that won N20,000 and N50,000,” Etuokwu said.
Another new development in this season is the introduction of women category where nine women will be winning N300,000 each. One of them will be winning a shopping allowance of N100,000 and will shop at any of the markets approved by the bank.
“This year we are also introducing senior citizens where nine customers will be winning N500,000 each and one customer will get N100,000 a month,” he said.
To participate in the promotional draws, an existing or new customer is required to save N5,000 to qualify. “The more you fund your account, the more you increase your chances of winning”.
Adaeze Ume, head, consumer banking, said DiamondXtra season 12 has been unveiled and will last till one year. She explained that the insurance coverage is N1.6 million and it is for the family.
“We are having as many as 21 winners. Every month we will be having draws. We will also have the quarterly draws and the special draws like the women draw, senior citizen draws and others,” Ume said.
The bank at the event presented N1 million cheque each to the eight winners in the last draw. One of the winners, Folashade testified that she was excited when the bank contacted and informed her about her win.
Speaking at the event, Onuzuru Priscilla from the National Lottery Regulatory Commission (NLRC), said the promo keeps getting better and re-loaded, promising that the commission will also cover the season 12, being present in all the states.
“Access Bank so far has kept the faith and we believe that it is going to keep better faith so that the standard will not be compromised”, she said.