Western Union offers grand prizes this Eid Ul Fitr
14,534 Prizes worth a total of INR 75,00,000 to be won
MUMBAI, July, 2014: The Western Union Company (NYSE:WU), a leader in global payment services, promises to make this â€˜Eid-Ul-Fitr’ a memorable one for consumers. Recipients receiving international remittances via Western Union-branded money transfer services during the holy month of Ramadan in states of Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Rajasthan, Haryana, Delhi, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Kerala, Karnataka, Maharashtra and Chandigarh will have a chance to win exciting prizes, including cash prizes.
This year’s Ramadan offer runs until 28 July 2014 and allows any recipient in India of a Western Union international remittance a chance to win up to INR 5,00,000.
“The holy month of Ramadan is a time when money is sent back home to loved ones in the family. We have observed that remittances from family members are used for supporting personal needs, empowerment as well as saving back home.” said Mr. Kiran Shetty, Managing Director & Regional Vice President, Western Union India.
“Indians working and living overseas make an extra effort to send money to their family during Ramadan, to ensure that the religious observations and festivities of Eid-ul-Fitr are not compromised”, he added.
Over 14,000 lucky Indian consumers are likely to win any of the following prizes; free mobile phone time ranging from INR 150 up to INR 300, 10 LED televisions, 20 refrigerators, 500 mobile phones, and close to 1000 travel backpacks. While 3 lucky winners have the opportunity of winning a cash prize of INR 1,00,000 each and one lucky recipient will take home the grand cash prize of INR 5,00,000.
For over 20 years since Western Union® Agents began offering Western Union® services in India, Western Union has connected Indians living around the world to their loved ones in India by providing convenient, reliable and fast international money transfer services. In 2013, Western Union moved money into India from over 200 countries. Consumers can receive money in minutes# from over 1,12,000 Western Union Agent locations in cities, towns and villages across India.
#Funds may be delayed or services unavailable based on certain transaction conditions, including amount sent, destination country, currency availability, regulatory and foreign exchange issues, required receiver action(s), identification requirements, Agent location hours, differences in time zones, or selection of delayed options. Additional Restrictions may apply. See Send form for details.
About Western Union
The Western Union Company (NYSE: WU) is a leader in global payment services. Together with its Vigo, Orlandi Valuta, Pago Facil and Western Union Business Solutions branded payment services, Western Union provides consumers and businesses with fast, reliable and convenient ways to send and receive money around the world, to send payments and to purchase money orders. As of March 31, 2014, the Western Union, Vigo and Orlandi Valuta branded services were offered through a combined network of over 500,000 agent locations in 200 countries and territories and over 100,000 ATMs. In 2013, The Western Union Company completed 242 million consumer-to-consumer transactions worldwide, moving $82 billion of principal between consumers, and 459 million business payments. For more information, visit www.westernunion.com.
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