Source Webtickets.
Pick n Pay vouchers can be bought through Webtickets or at any Pick n Pay Money counter. Source Webtickets.
  • National retailer Pick n Pay has launched digital grocery vouchers up to R1,000, which can be sent to a phone or email and can be used at any Pick n Pay store. 
  • The new vouchers can help in transferring funds for food during lockdown with payday on its way and a large portion of the country’s sizeable unbanked population unable to access cash or earn money. 
  • The vouchers can be bought online through Webtickets or at any Pick n Pay Money counter. 
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National retailer Pick n Pay has launched digital grocery vouchers up to R1,000, which can be sent to a phone or email and can be used at any Pick n Pay store. 

With payday on its way and a large portion of the country’s sizeable unbanked population unable to access cash or earn money, the new vouchers can help in transferring funds for food during lockdown. 

Photo supplied by Pick n Pay.
Photo supplied by Pick n Pay.

Richard van Rensburg, CIO at Pick n Pay, says that the timing of the new feature is particularly relevant as many customers look to support each other, from a distance. This includes making it that bit easier for people to support charities or those who don’t have access to essential items, especially with payday around the corner and many South Africans who don’t have bank accounts or are unable to access cash. 

“Many have been separated from their friends, family, domestic workers, staff or colleagues during lockdown. The new digital grocery voucher helps you virtually send essential food items to each other’s homes,” said Van Rensburg.   

The vouchers can be bought online through Webtickets or at any Pick n Pay Money counter. Once bought, customers can send the digital grocery voucher via SMS or email. The voucher recipient will get a message via the platform selected (SMS or email) with the voucher value and a unique voucher code, which they then use when paying for their purchases.  

The Shoprite Group also initiated a voucher service during lockdown selling vouchers on Computicket

The vouchers are valid for three years, can only be used for in-store purchases, and no change is given if the purchase value is less than the voucher value. The remaining value is loaded onto a gift card in stores.

Customers can also transfer money to recipients without bank accounts using money market counters in Shoprite, Checkers and Usave supermarkets.

Compiled by Jay Caboz

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