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Enjoy Nets QR code discounts at selected hawker centres till August

From today, July 4, to Aug 29, you will be able to earn discount rewards when you make a Nets QR code payment at participating hawker stalls. 

The homegrown payment services group Nets has announced that it is extending its Go Cashless campaign for another two months, according to a press release on Tuesday, July 3. 

Diners will receive a $0.50 discount off every NETS QR code transaction every Wednesday at any of the participating stalls. This is subject to a minimum spending of $2 per transaction.

The first round of the “Go Cashless” promotion was held from April to May and included 22 participating hawker centres and canteens. The second round of the promotion from July to August will feature more hawker centres and canteens – with coffee shops joining the promotion for the first time.

Photo courtesy: NETS
Photo courtesy: NETS

In total, the promotion will see more than 1,000 hawker stalls offering discounts to diners who choose to use make NETS QR code payment.


Mr Ang Sok Hong, Head of Sales, NETS, shared that more diners are now opting for QR code payment. In fact, the overwhelming response to the first “Go Cashless” promotion was what prompted NETS to bring back the campaign.

“We witnessed a 2000 percent increase in the number of NETS QR code transactions at the participating hawker centres over the two-month campaign period. Even after the campaign ended, the number of NETS QR code transactions still saw an average increase of close to 500% compared to before the campaign," he said.  

"This shows that more diners are switching from cash to QR code payments, and is proof that NETS’ efforts in driving cashless payments are paying off." 

He also thanked the participating merchants for the strong support, citing that many of them had been "promoting the ‘Go Cashless’ message by educating their customers and encouraging fellow hawkers to adopt QR code payments”. 

The NETS QR code is able to accept payments from customers using NETSPay, DBS’ PayLah, OCBC’s Pay Anyone or UOB’s Mighty mobile apps. 

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