Bahrain Exchange Company (BEC), specialists in worldwide money transfers and foreign exchange, announced the winner of its ‘Million Pesos Campaign’ on 29 January. The promotion which ran from 4 December, 2016 to 28 January 2017 was designed especially for the Filipino clientele of BEC.
Elmer Mariano Jacalne from the Philippines was delighted to be chosen as the grand winner, and said, “I have been using the services of BEC since the last 15 years. I am thrilled and happy on wining a Million Pesos as this money will help me fund the higher education of my children. Thank you BEC.” Mr. Jacalne was handed the prize money of Million Pesos by Jabbar M. Adiong, Charge d’ Affaires of Philippine Embassy in Kuwait.
Speaking on the occasion, the Charge d’ Affaires said: “It is great joy and pride to know that a Filipino engineer in the State of Kuwait is the lucky winner of a Million Pesos from Bahrain Exchange Company (BEC). The Embassy thanks BEC for its continuous service to Filipino workers in the country. BEC’s remittance services have been of immense benefit to all of its clientele, including our modern day heroes, the OFWs. Congratulations to the winner and all the best BEC.”
Customers who had transferred money to the Philippines, or exchanged currency to or from the Philippine Peso during the campaign period were entered into the promotion’s weekly draw. Each week, seven lucky winners were randomly selected to win attractive prizes including iPhones, Apple watches, Beat headphones and many other attractive prizes. Further, every customer who had made a transaction was also included, by default, in the lucky draw for the mega prize.
The Million Pesos campaign was aimed at making transactions cost effective and convenient for the Filipino patrons of the company, who responded positively to the campaign and participated wholeheartedly. The campaign was available at all of the 40+ branches of the BEC across Kuwait, as well as to customers transacting through the online money transfer service, BEC Online.
Commenting on the campaign, Mathews Varughese, BEC General Manager said: “The response to the ‘Million Pesos campaign’ has been extremely positive from our customers and we are confident that this campaign will help to strengthen the relationship with customers sending money to the Philippines. We look forward to holding similar campaigns for our customers from other countries. With many competitors in our market, we recognize and appreciate the patronage that our customers show to the BEC, and will continue to complement their loyalty with exciting promotions and chances to win fantastic prizes.”
Bahrain Exchange Company (BEC), a subsidiary of BFC Group Holdings, Bahrain, has been providing unparalleled money transfer and currency exchange services for over 25 years. The company currently has over 40 branches across Kuwait and specializes in sending money around the globe safely and quickly, to over 40,000 locations in 30 countries, through its own money transfer product – EzRemit. Its global reach is extended to over 200 countries through its partnership with MoneyGram, an international remittance company.