Every purchase of the new Toast Box FlashPay card entitles cardholders to redeem one free cup of Kopi or Teh at any Toast Box outlet
Collaboration is latest in series of partnerships with merchants to encourage cashless payments; follows success of McDonald’s FlashPay card launched in 2013
Singapore — Enjoy a free cup of Kopi or Teh at any Toast Box outlet with any purchase of the newly launched Toast Box FlashPay card, available at all TransitLink ticket offices from today.
For the first time in transit history, NETS and Toast Box are partnering to giveaway 100,000 cups of free Kopi or Teh with any purchase of a Toast Box FlashPay card which can be used for public transportation and retail payments.
The Toast Box FlashPay card retails for $12 (inclusive of $7 stored value) at all Transitlink Ticket Offices and Passenger Service Centres (from end-March) and comes pre-loaded with one free cup of Kopi or Teh (230ml) which can be redeemed at any Toast Box outlet.
The partnership is the latest in a series of collaborations that NETS has inked with its merchants to drive cashless payments at “last mile” frontiers where cash payments are predominant.
Said Mr Alvin Seck, Senior Vice President, Merchant Services, NETS, “As we continue to look for ways to encourage cashless payments amongst Singaporeans, what better way is there than to show them how to combine two everyday activities – travel and dining – in one convenient card?
“We hope that once they form the habit of tapping for payment for both travel and food payments, it will encourage them to embrace cashless payments for other purchases too,” he added.
This is the second time that NETS has partnered a quick service retailer to launch a co-branded transit card. The McDonald’s FlashPay card, launched in 2013, was well received by consumers and helped drive contactless payments at McDonald’s at the same time.
In January, NETS and DBS/POSB announced a long-term partnership to drive consumer acceptance of contactless payments at hawker centres.
FlashPay cards now sold at Passenger Service Centres
From end-March, FlashPay cards will also be sold at Passenger Service Centres. This in addition to TransitLink Ticket Offices, 7-11, Cheers and Fairprice Xpress stores, Buzz Pods and Changi airport.
Similar to the Octopus Card in Hong Kong, FlashPay is more than a transit card. Consumers can use it for MRT/LRT, buses and taxis fares as well as for purchases at more than 87,000 acceptance points across retail outlets and self-service machines in Singapore. Consumers can also request for a bank card with the Flashpay function from DBS, Maybank, OCBC and UOB.
Consumers stand a chance to win a condo in Pasir Ris when they tap and pay with FlashPay (outside transit points) from now to 31 December 2015. In addition to the Condo draw, FlashPay users also enjoy monthly treats as well as 5% rebate at all hawker centres as well as on all taxi rides. Terms and conditions apply.