Plastic Fantastic

There’s more than just penises and vaginas that make men and women different.

It’s their spending habits and the way they make their financial decisions that sets them apart, too. Those moneytypes at Standard Bank have come to realise this (finally) and they’ve decided that it’s time that women (and only women, mind you) get access to a very special kind of plastic. The kind we all love – credit cards.

Standard Bank Group has launched a first of its kind credit card for women in South Africa. This reinforces the status of South African women who make the majority of buying decisions and have better financial records than most men.  Called MyCard, it has been designed and conceived especially for women, taking into account the unique financial needs of this market as well as the financial status that women currently enjoy in South African society.”

Read the full press release here.

One of the perks of this card is the cash back system that’s called “MyGift”.  It’s completely reformed market standards because it’s all about allowing for maximum choice.  Most  reward schemes either limit the shops from which you get rewards or the shops in which you can spend your rewards, but the  new Standard Bank MyCard gives you you cash back on all your purchases that you’re given on a gift card – leaving you free to spend the money as and where you please.

As usual, these kinds of campaigns are excellent opportunities to win cash, awesome prizes and various other desirables. And there are two ways to win here:

What do you need to do? It’s deadsimple.

1. Apply for a MyCard credit card (who doesn’t need more credit, right?) and if your application is successful, you could win the booty grand prize of R 50 000!  All it takes is a successful MyCard credit card application and you could win. Fifty grand is a LOT of shoe money!

The MyCard grand prize competition runs from 19 July to 19 November 2010.


2. Enter the weekly Facebook competition to win R500 gift cards when you share your MyCard moment, which will run until 12 November 2010.

To win here, all you need to do is decide how you’d use your cash-back to create a special moment for yourself. Why? Because, as women we tend to put everyone before ourselves. We’re selfless like that. This competition is about embracing the selfishness, celebrating YOU and doing something for yourself. Whether it be going on a shopping spree and splurging on   only recipe books, having a pedicure or going for sundowners on the beach with your mom,  your moment shared could get you winning one of 5 weekly gift cards worth R500! 

The weekly competition cycle runs from 19 July to 12 November 2010.

Get started by joining and liking the Facebook page and enter the competition by sharing your moment here.

Note: as with everything in life – terms and conditions apply. Please be aware of these.

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3 Responses to Plastic Fantastic

  1. Saw it on my email! I like the handyman assist idea.
    .-= cat@juggling act´s last blog ..Pink =-.

  2. Luca's Mum says:

    NO CREDIT CARDS FOR ME! I had four, have two left and should have those two paid up and CHOPPED up before the end of the year. Danger, danger.
    .-= Luca’s Mum´s last blog ..Thoughts on Becoming a Working Mum =-.

  3. kyknoord says:

    Credit cards are tools of the Devil! (Actually, if that’s true, it kind of makes makes me wonder how the Devil uses them to remove wheel nuts)
    .-= kyknoord´s last blog ..How do I loathe thee Let me count the ways =-.

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