Exchanging gifts is an integral part of the celebrations for the festival of Deepavali. And this year, those celebrating will have a digital option for the customary gifting of Deepavali packets.
From October 1, uniquely designed DBS QR Gift cards will be available to all at DBS/POSB branches across Singapore, subject to availability.
Using DBS PayLah!, customers simply need to scan the QR code on a DBS QR Gift card to ‘load’ a cash value of up to SGD 999. They can then present the DBS QR Gift card to their family and friends, who can scan the same QR code with their own DBS PayLah! app to receive the loaded amount.
“In the spirit of celebrating Deepavali, we are distributing a festive edition of DBS QR Gift so customers can enjoy the benefits of going digital, even as they retain the familiar tradition of gifting and exchanging Deepavali packets among families and loved ones,” said Jeremy Soo, Managing Director and Head of Consumer Banking Group (Singapore), DBS.
In addition, those who successfully send or redeem a DBS QR Gift are eligible to participate in the DBS QR Gift Contest.
From October 1 to November 2, the person with the highest cumulative number of qualifying DBS QR Gift transactions stands to win the grand prize of SGD 8,888. Between October 27 to November 2, three people who make a qualifying transaction on each day stand to win a daily prize of SGD 188 each.
DBS and POSB Deepavali Packets
The bank has also released special Deepavali packets, which will be given to customers making cash withdrawals at all DBS/POSB branches.
This year’s DBS Deepavali packets feature a lush backdrop of nature elements, with DBS’ iconic Girl and Boy, Xing and Jaan, carrying traditional musical instruments, and a lamp and lantern. POSB Deepavali packets feature Singapore’s beloved Smiley bearing a colourful oil lamp, against a vibrant and intricate backdrop.
DBS highlighted that the packets are multi-purpose: they can be reused to create paper lantern decorations to brighten up homes. The reverse side of the packets reveal patterns that can be cut into strips and folded into a lantern.