Sohar International recently announced the winners of the Salary Transfer Monthly Draws for the month of February as part of the Prize Scheme for 2019 that celebrates the spirit of saving and winning under the theme ‘Now That’s Winning. The draws were conducted at Jalan Bani Bu Ali’s Polyclinic in attendance of nursing cadre from the polyclinic, coinciding with the celebrations of the GCC Nursing Day. The event saw 10 lucky customers, who transfer their monthly salaries to Sohar International, walk away with equal shares from a total cash prize of OMR 5000.
Mr Khalil Salim Al Hedaifi, Chief Retail Banking Officer at Sohar International reiterated how the Prize Scheme 2019 is reflective of the Bank’s new purpose of helping customers achieve more in life and in promoting a winning spirit in the community. Mr Khalil said, “Our commitment to bring the joy of winning to more people stretches across different customer segments around the Sultanate. Conducting the Monthly Draws in Sur for the general, wealth management and youth segments, followed by the Salary Transfer Monthly Draws in Jalan reflect this drive and we will make sure to carry on this tradition throughout the year.”
The event in Jalan served a two-fold purpose of celebrating the winners of the Salary Transfer Monthly Draws along with honouring nursing staff in line with the GCC celebrations. Mr Khalil added, “The Salary Transfer draws have been introduced this year to give more opportunities to our customers to win, and we are happy to align the event with the GCC Nursing Day that celebrates the efforts and valuable contributions of employees in the critical healthcare sector. We take this opportunity to congratulate the lucky winners and look forward to more life changing winning in the upcoming Quarterly Draws to be held in Willayat Saham.”
The winners are Mr Roberto B. M. from Seeb Branch, Mr Sultan Al Alawi from Seeb Branch, Mr Sultan Al Zidi from Privilege Banking, Mr Said. A. Tabook from Salalah Branch, Mr Hilal Al Hidaifi from Sinaw Branch, Mr Ahmed Al Mukhaini from Avenues Mall Branch, Mr Manoharan D. from Al Qurum Branch, Mr Cheenicode Suresh from Avenues Mall Branch, Ms S. A. from Al Mabella Branch and Mr Malik Al Shahi from Nizwa Branch.
Customers transferring their monthly salaries to Sohar International in 2019 with a value equal to or more than OMR 500, while also maintaining a minimum monthly average balance of OMR 100 will be eligible to enter the Salary Transfer Monthly Draws.
In addition to the Salary Transfer Monthly Draws, Sohar I Prize Scheme for 2019 offers monthly draws with prizes worth OMR 100,000 equally split between four customers; two from the General and two from the Wealth Management Segment. Catering to youth aged 18 to 25, the bank also introduced the Monthly Youth Draws for 10 lucky winners of OMR 200 each.
For the months of March and September, the bank will conduct Quarterly Draws, which will give away OMR 200,000 in total equally split between two customers in the General segment and two customers from the Wealth Management segment. The biggest prize of the year will be in the 2019 Year-End grand draws, giving away a total of OMR 400,000 distributed equally between four customers; two from the general segment and two from the wealth management segment.
Additionally to the Youth and Salary Transfer monthly draws, Sohar | Prize Scheme for the year 2019 introduced two other new categories to celebrate special occasions, namely the Omani Women’s Day with OMR 10,000 in total for ten winners getting OMR 1000 each, and the 49th National Day with OMR 49,000 to be won by 49 customers who will grab OMR 1000 each.
All Sohar I Prize Scheme 2019 accounts will have four chances for every minimum average balance maintained in their accounts, while Minor accounts will enjoy double these chances. The Sohar I Prize Scheme 2019 is not exclusive for accounts in Omani Riyal only; saving accounts that are maintained in AED, GBP and USD are also eligible to participate in the Sohar | Prize Scheme 2019. For those seeking to save without participating in the prize draws, they can instead choose interest bearing accounts.