IBQ announces World Cup promotion winner
With the FIFA World Cup in South Africa now just a matter of weeks away, IBQ has already named the tournament’s first big winner. Madeeha Rana, an IBQ Elite Customer, walked away with an all-expenses paid trip for two to South Africa to watch the games after a draw ceremony on 5 May 2010.
“This is really a wonderful surprise for me and I am really delighted to be given this fantastic opportunity to watch the World Cup finals in South Africa, it is of course a dream come true to watch such a spectacular football tournament in person,” said Madeeha, an attorney at the international law firm of Latham & Watkins LLP, after her memorable win.
“To win the grand prize and two live tickets for the greatest football spectacle in the world was completely unexpected, and I would like to thank IBQ for this wonderful opportunity. It reminds me of why I chose IBQ as my bank. The rewards and benefits are really outstanding: it really pays off to be an IBQ customer,” Madeeha added.
The promotion had been running throughout the entire month of April, with any IBQ customer who used their Visa Credit Card (IBQ Visa Platinum and IBQ Visa Infinite) being automatically entered to win the trip for 2 to South Africa. In addition to the fantastic grand prize, all entrants also received the exclusive 5% Cash Back on all their credit card purchases.
“This is another exciting moment in our ongoing efforts to make the customer experience at IBQ highly rewarding throughout. We were very aware of the outstanding popularity of football in Qatar and saw this World Cup as a great opportunity to pay back the confidence our customers have put in us. Madeeha will witness the FIFA World Cup live courtesy of Visa, and enjoy the amazing atmosphere and witness the very best of football history being made in the wonderful surroundings of South Africa. We have the pleasure of ensuring that the trip is entirely complimentary and we are working to produce further such rewards and customer benefits in the future, in line with our goal of being the Bank of Choice in Qatar,” said Philip King, Assistant General Manager of Retail Banking at IBQ.
Madeeha will be flown to South Africa for the World Cup finals for a 5 day trip which includes 4 nights’ accommodation on double occupancy, as well as daily breakfast, an exclusive Safari Tour, 2 pre-paid Visa cards worth $150 each, pre-match hospitality, and of course the tickets to the matches themselves.
“Our customers are at the very heart of our banking experience, and we are going great distances – in this case all the way to South Africa - to making sure that they feel at home banking with us,” added King.