Western Union makes Eid celebration more special with 10-fold chance to increase remittance pay out

10 Guna Zyada promotion see international remittances vie for prize pool of INR 7500,000


MUMBAI, July 29, 2013, Thirty international remittance receivers across ten states in India have the opportunity to increase their principal amount received ten-fold thanks to Western Union’s ‘10 Guna Zyada’ promotion launched to recognize and celebrate Ramadan.

The Western Union company (NYSE:WU), a leader in global payment services launched the ‘10 Guna Zyada’ to reward international money transfer recipients; as they receive additional funds to support the holy season of fasting and breaking of fasting. 


The promotion conducted via a raffle of money transfer transactions received within the states of Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, West Bengal, Rajasthan, Punjab, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Kerala and Karnataka - continues until August 6th, 2013.


Over 5,000 consumers stand a chance to win ‘Eidi’ ranging from INR 501 upto INR 5,001, while 30 lucky winners have the opportunity to win a grand prize of up to INR 1,20,000.


Nine winners have already won a collective pool of INR 14,94,000  from the states of Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Punjab, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh.


“The holy month of Ramadan is observed and celebrated by the Muslim community across the globe, and it is no different in India. Among them, there are thousands of Indians working and living overseas who make an extra effort to send money to family and loved ones to support them in observing the traditional religious practices of fasting during Ramadan and in celebration the festival of Eid-ul-Fitr,” said Mr. Kiran Shetty, Managing Director & Regional Vice President, Western Union India.

“Research conducted by Western Union revealed that festivity and culture are the strongest values connecting overseas Indians back to India. In recognition of this, we felt it was important to reward our consumers sending money to family and loved ones the opportunity to see these monies increase ten-fold.

“Western Union understands that for our consumers and their families, the ability to move money means personal growth, empowerment, and achieving potential — immaterial whether they receive money on special occasions such as Ramadan or for regular support,” he said.

Western Union has brought the world to Indians, connecting loved ones for over 20 years by providing convenient, reliable and fast, international money transfer services.  In 2012, Western Union moved money into India from 198 countries. Consumers can receive money in minutes# from over 100,000 Western Union Agent locations all across in India^

 Maximum prize limited to INR1,20,000.  Other terms and conditions apply.

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.

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