It has been  a while since we have posted from Tutuka 🙂

However our silence does mean that we have not been busy coming up with products and solutions that best support our clients.

We thought as a start we would share a little personal post that has been keeping our staff busy.

Tutuka’s partner company Paycorp (http://paycorp.co.za/) recently  issued a challenge in celebration of their 15 year anniversary. The challenge was to perform 15 Acts of Kindness in 15 weeks. The team at Tutuka eagerly took up the challenge.

Team Tutuka spent fifteen weeks supporting causes and initiatives that staff members nominated. The Tutuka staff gave up weekends and worked after hours to collect donations, arrange visits and took part in several events and activities. The drive ended with a party thrown on 18 July (Nelson Mandela Day) for around 170 under privileged children. We are proud of everyone at Tutuka that gave generously and made a difference.

 

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At the end of 2012 we reviewed a mobile money offering that was just at the beginning of its growth. The service allows you to purchase prepaid airtime and electricity, receive money, and deposit or withdraw money from Pick n Pay or Boxer stores. Nineteen months later, MTN have launched a mechanism which will allow you to take your money everywhere.

MTN have launched a VISA card for the Mobile Money users. This card can be purchased at Pick n Pay and Boxer stores, and can be ready for use within three days.

What can it do

The card will be connected to your Mobile Money, and has access to the funds that are stored in your Mobile Money account. The card can be used to pay for goods and services at merchants that accept VISA, as well as allow you to withdraw funds from it at ATM’s around the country (for when you need cash).

Costs

After purchasing the card pack for R29 (once-off), the MTN Mobile Money VISA card offers the card service without any annual or monthly fees, including unlimited free swipes.

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How to get your card working

After you’ve set up your Mobile Money account, simply follow the below easy steps to get your Mobile Money VISA Card working:

  1. Get your Mobile Money VISA Card at any Pick n Pay or Boxer store
  2. Dial *120*668# and enter your Mobile PIN
  3. Select “More”, then select “My Account”
  4. Select “Mobile Money Card”, then select “Activate Card”
  5. Select the account on which to activate your Card if you have more than one account
  6. Accept the Mobile Money Card Terms & Conditions
  7. Enter the 11-digit barcode number displayed on the back of the Card
  8. Enter the last 4 digits of the 16-digit number on the front of the Card
  9. You will receive a confirmation SMS that your Card has been successfully activated

 your Mobile PIN

Step 3: Select “More”, then select “My Account”

Step 4:  Select “Mobile Money Card”, then select “Activate Card”

Step 5:  Select the account on which to activate your Card if you have more than one account

Step 6:  Accept the Mobile Money Card Terms & Conditions

Step 7:  Enter the 11-digit barcode number displayed on the back of the Card

Step 8:  Enter the last 4 digits of the 16-digit number on the front of the Card

Step 9:  You will receive a confirmation SMS that your Card has been successfully activated

– See more at: http://www.mtnblog.co.za/mobile-money-card/#sthash.xVICNDEQ.dp

After you’ve set up your Mobile Money account, simply follow the below easy steps to get your Mobile Money VISA Card working:

Step 1: Get your Mobile Money VISA Card at any Pick n Pay or Boxer store

Step 2: Dial *120*668# and enter your Mobile PIN

Step 3: Select “More”, then select “My Account”

Step 4:  Select “Mobile Money Card”, then select “Activate Card”

Step 5:  Select the account on which to activate your Card if you have more than one account

Step 6:  Accept the Mobile Money Card Terms & Conditions

Step 7:  Enter the 11-digit barcode number displayed on the back of the Card

Step 8:  Enter the last 4 digits of the 16-digit number on the front of the Card

Step 9:  You will receive a confirmation SMS that your Card has been successfully activated

– See more at: http://www.mtnblog.co.za/mobile-money-card/#sthash.xVICNDEQ.dpuf

After you’ve set up your Mobile Money account, simply follow the below easy steps to get your Mobile Money VISA Card working:

Step 1: Get your Mobile Money VISA Card at any Pick n Pay or Boxer store

Step 2: Dial *120*668# and enter your Mobile PIN

Step 3: Select “More”, then select “My Account”

Step 4:  Select “Mobile Money Card”, then select “Activate Card”

Step 5:  Select the account on which to activate your Card if you have more than one account

Step 6:  Accept the Mobile Money Card Terms & Conditions

Step 7:  Enter the 11-digit barcode number displayed on the back of the Card

Step 8:  Enter the last 4 digits of the 16-digit number on the front of the Card

Step 9:  You will receive a confirmation SMS that your Card has been successfully activated

– See more at: http://www.mtnblog.co.za/mobile-money-card/#sthash.xVICNDEQ.dpuf

After you’ve set up your Mobile Money account, simply follow the below easy steps to get your Mobile Money VISA Card working:

Step 1: Get your Mobile Money VISA Card at any Pick n Pay or Boxer store

Step 2: Dial *120*668# and enter your Mobile PIN

Step 3: Select “More”, then select “My Account”

Step 4:  Select “Mobile Money Card”, then select “Activate Card”

Step 5:  Select the account on which to activate your Card if you have more than one account

Step 6:  Accept the Mobile Money Card Terms & Conditions

Step 7:  Enter the 11-digit barcode number displayed on the back of the Card

Step 8:  Enter the last 4 digits of the 16-digit number on the front of the Card

Step 9:  You will receive a confirmation SMS that your Card has been successfully activated

– See more at: http://www.mtnblog.co.za/mobile-money-card/#sthash.xVICNDEQ.dpuf

After you’ve set up your Mobile Money account, simply follow the below easy steps to get your Mobile Money VISA Card working:

Step 1: Get your Mobile Money VISA Card at any Pick n Pay or Boxer store

Step 2: Dial *120*668# and enter your Mobile PIN

Step 3: Select “More”, then select “My Account”

Step 4:  Select “Mobile Money Card”, then select “Activate Card”

Step 5:  Select the account on which to activate your Card if you have more than one account

Step 6:  Accept the Mobile Money Card Terms & Conditions

Step 7:  Enter the 11-digit barcode number displayed on the back of the Card

Step 8:  Enter the last 4 digits of the 16-digit number on the front of the Card

Step 9:  You will receive a confirmation SMS that your Card has been successfully activated

– See more at: http://www.mtnblog.co.za/mobile-money-card/#sthash.xVICNDEQ.dpuf

After you’ve set up your Mobile Money account, simply follow the below easy steps to get your Mobile Money VISA Card working:

Step 1: Get your Mobile Money VISA Card at any Pick n Pay or Boxer store

Step 2: Dial *120*668# and enter your Mobile PIN

Step 3: Select “More”, then select “My Account”

Step 4:  Select “Mobile Money Card”, then select “Activate Card”

Step 5:  Select the account on which to activate your Card if you have more than one account

Step 6:  Accept the Mobile Money Card Terms & Conditions

Step 7:  Enter the 11-digit barcode number displayed on the back of the Card

Step 8:  Enter the last 4 digits of the 16-digit number on the front of the Card

Step 9:  You will receive a confirmation SMS that your Card has been successfully activated

– See more at: http://www.mtnblog.co.za/mobile-money-card/#sthash.xVICNDEQ.dpuf

After you’ve set up your Mobile Money account, simply follow the below easy steps to get your Mobile Money VISA Card working:

Step 1: Get your Mobile Money VISA Card at any Pick n Pay or Boxer store

Step 2: Dial *120*668# and enter your Mobile PIN

Step 3: Select “More”, then select “My Account”

Step 4:  Select “Mobile Money Card”, then select “Activate Card”

Step 5:  Select the account on which to activate your Card if you have more than one account

Step 6:  Accept the Mobile Money Card Terms & Conditions

Step 7:  Enter the 11-digit barcode number displayed on the back of the Card

Step 8:  Enter the last 4 digits of the 16-digit number on the front of the Card

Step 9:  You will receive a confirmation SMS that your Card has been successfully activated

– See more at: http://www.mtnblog.co.za/mobile-money-card/#sthash.xVICNDEQ.dpuf

After you’ve set up your Mobile Money account, simply follow the below easy steps to get your Mobile Money VISA Card working:

Step 1: Get your Mobile Money VISA Card at any Pick n Pay or Boxer store

Step 2: Dial *120*668# and enter your Mobile PIN

Step 3: Select “More”, then select “My Account”

Step 4:  Select “Mobile Money Card”, then select “Activate Card”

Step 5:  Select the account on which to activate your Card if you have more than one account

Step 6:  Accept the Mobile Money Card Terms & Conditions

Step 7:  Enter the 11-digit barcode number displayed on the back of the Card

Step 8:  Enter the last 4 digits of the 16-digit number on the front of the Card

Step 9:  You will receive a confirmation SMS that your Card has been successfully activated

– See more at: http://www.mtnblog.co.za/mobile-money-card/#sthash.xVICNDEQ.dpuf

After you’ve set up your Mobile Money account, simply follow the below easy steps to get your Mobile Money VISA Card working:

Step 1: Get your Mobile Money VISA Card at any Pick n Pay or Boxer store

Step 2: Dial *120*668# and enter your Mobile PIN

Step 3: Select “More”, then select “My Account”

Step 4:  Select “Mobile Money Card”, then select “Activate Card”

Step 5:  Select the account on which to activate your Card if you have more than one account

Step 6:  Accept the Mobile Money Card Terms & Conditions

Step 7:  Enter the 11-digit barcode number displayed on the back of the Card

Step 8:  Enter the last 4 digits of the 16-digit number on the front of the Card

Step 9:  You will receive a confirmation SMS that your Card has been successfully activated

– See more at: http://www.mtnblog.co.za/mobile-money-card/#sthash.xVICNDEQ.dpuf

After you’ve set up your Mobile Money account, simply follow the below easy steps to get your Mobile Money VISA Card working:

Step 1: Get your Mobile Money VISA Card at any Pick n Pay or Boxer store

Step 2: Dial *120*668# and enter your Mobile PIN

Step 3: Select “More”, then select “My Account”

Step 4:  Select “Mobile Money Card”, then select “Activate Card”

Step 5:  Select the account on which to activate your Card if you have more than one account

Step 6:  Accept the Mobile Money Card Terms & Conditions

Step 7:  Enter the 11-digit barcode number displayed on the back of the Card

Step 8:  Enter the last 4 digits of the 16-digit number on the front of the Card

Step 9:  You will receive a confirmation SMS that your Card has been successfully activated

– See more at: http://www.mtnblog.co.za/mobile-money-card/#sthash.xVICNDEQ.dpuf

After you’ve set up your Mobile Money account, simply follow the below easy steps to get your Mobile Money VISA Card working:

Step 1: Get your Mobile Money VISA Card at any Pick n Pay or Boxer store

Step 2: Dial *120*668# and enter your Mobile PIN

Step 3: Select “More”, then select “My Account”

Step 4:  Select “Mobile Money Card”, then select “Activate Card”

Step 5:  Select the account on which to activate your Card if you have more than one account

Step 6:  Accept the Mobile Money Card Terms & Conditions

Step 7:  Enter the 11-digit barcode number displayed on the back of the Card

Step 8:  Enter the last 4 digits of the 16-digit number on the front of the Card

Step 9:  You will receive a confirmation SMS that your Card has been successfully activated

– See more at: http://www.mtnblog.co.za/mobile-money-card/#sthash.xVICNDEQ.dpuf

After you’ve set up your Mobile Money account, simply follow the below easy steps to get your Mobile Money VISA Card working:

Step 1: Get your Mobile Money VISA Card at any Pick n Pay or Boxer store

Step 2: Dial *120*668# and enter your Mobile PIN

Step 3: Select “More”, then select “My Account”

Step 4:  Select “Mobile Money Card”, then select “Activate Card”

Step 5:  Select the account on which to activate your Card if you have more than one account

Step 6:  Accept the Mobile Money Card Terms & Conditions

Step 7:  Enter the 11-digit barcode number displayed on the back of the Card

Step 8:  Enter the last 4 digits of the 16-digit number on the front of the Card

Step 9:  You will receive a confirmation SMS that your Card has been successfully activated

– See more at: http://www.mtnblog.co.za/mobile-money-card/#sthash.xVICNDEQ.dpuf

After you’ve set up your Mobile Money account, simply follow the below easy steps to get your Mobile Money VISA Card working:

Step 1: Get your Mobile Money VISA Card at any Pick n Pay or Boxer store

Step 2: Dial *120*668# and enter your Mobile PIN

Step 3: Select “More”, then select “My Account”

Step 4:  Select “Mobile Money Card”, then select “Activate Card”

Step 5:  Select the account on which to activate your Card if you have more than one account

Step 6:  Accept the Mobile Money Card Terms & Conditions

Step 7:  Enter the 11-digit barcode number displayed on the back of the Card

Step 8:  Enter the last 4 digits of the 16-digit number on the front of the Card

Step 9:  You will receive a confirmation SMS that your Card has been successfully activated

– See more at: http://www.mtnblog.co.za/mobile-money-card/#sthash.xVICNDEQ.dpuf

After you’ve set up your Mobile Money account, simply follow the below easy steps to get your Mobile Money VISA Card working:

Step 1: Get your Mobile Money VISA Card at any Pick n Pay or Boxer store

Step 2: Dial *120*668# and enter your Mobile PIN

Step 3: Select “More”, then select “My Account”

Step 4:  Select “Mobile Money Card”, then select “Activate Card”

Step 5:  Select the account on which to activate your Card if you have more than one account

Step 6:  Accept the Mobile Money Card Terms & Conditions

Step 7:  Enter the 11-digit barcode number displayed on the back of the Card

Step 8:  Enter the last 4 digits of the 16-digit number on the front of the Card

Step 9:  You will receive a confirmation SMS that your Card has been successfully activated

– See more at: http://www.mtnblog.co.za/mobile-money-card/#sthash.xVICNDEQ.dpu

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Imagine that you are at a coffee shop or restaurant, your meal is over, it is time to pay for your bill. You pull out your phone, scan a barcode via an app, enter a pin, and the bill is settled in seconds. Well, this is now possible.

Standard Bank have an app out there that is capable of allowing consumers to pay for purchases through a combination of QR code and PIN, with their smartphones.

How to sign up:

  1. Go to your app store, download the SnapScan app (Available on iTunes, Google Play, and Blackberry World)Screenshot_2014-05-28-12-12-06
  2. Enter your email addressScreenshot_2014-05-28-09-39-53
  3. Register (a 30 second process of entering your email address and name)Screenshot_2014-05-28-12-03-49
  4. Scan your card – your phone will take a picture of the card and picks up the card number (accepts MasterCard & VISA)Screenshot_2014-05-28-12-04-50
  5. Choose a PINScreenshot_2014-05-28-12-08-18
  6. Find a merchant to use it atScreenshot_2014-05-28-11-56-20

The app can search using your phones GPS to find the closest merchants that are signed up with SnapScan, or you can search by area.

SnapScan can be used with any MasterCard and VISA credit or cheque card, as well as selected debit cards, issued by any bank in South Africa. The card details are encrypted and only stored on your phone.

Powered by Standard Bank, SnapScan do not charge any fees for this service.

Download it, give it a try & let us know what you think…

 

Though few are around anymore, book stores form part of what is left of the “hard copy” go-to place when looking for a good read. It may be a thriller, romance, action, fiction or non-fiction that one is looking for, the old school way is to go to your nearest book store and grab one off the shelf.

A week ago I was posed with the scenario: buy a kindle book online, or make my friend happy for her birthday with a hard copy of her favourite authors latest thriller. When I remembered how neat and tidy she keeps her bookshelf inside her study-I knew the answer. We all may have encountered this in our lives, and the hardest part was the choice was to figure out which was a good seller and new on the shelves. 

This problem could be solved with a more easier method, especially for a book store with a constant flow of customers, and potential buyers who are purchasing as a gift. I immediately imagined if I were a book store and thought of ways in which Tutuka’s prepaid card system could help me in my book shopping endeavors.

If I were a book store I would consider several prepaid options for my store:

  1. Gift cards
  • Gift – If for example a customer needs to buy a gift for a friend or a family member. Perhaps the person that they are buying for is fussy, so as a book store merchant I could advise them to buy a gift card so whoever they are buying for can pick what they like.
  • These gift cards could also come in handy for buying for boyfriends or girlfriends, especially when you don’t know which book/novel to get for them, so this offers them the opportunity to shop for what they like
  • Manage returns –This is helpful if I were a book store merchant who has customers who either received a gift that they weren’t a fan of or was not the correct author or even for those who are a little more fickle minded. Instead of handing a customer cash back when they return an item, give them a gift card for the same value and don’t lose out on the sale.

2.   SMS vouchers

I could use and issue SMS vouchers at my book store in instances where perhaps a customer wants to buy book/novel/item for a friend or family member living in another city, but would prefer them to pick their own, whatever the case may be. My customers could buy SMS vouchers from me, send them to the person they are buying for and the shopping can begin, provided that the purchase is made at one of my chain stores.

3.     Rewards cards

After all these purchases at my store, I can reward my customers for their loyalty and give them rewards cards that they can swipe every time they make a purchase. Points will eventually earn a free item from my store. It will also help move customers up rewards tiers to become eligible for discounts.

4.      Incentive cards

To encourage my staff to make sales I give them a commission in the form of points, similar to how a rewards card would work for loyal customers. They swipe their card and earn points every time they make a sale. The points will eventually allow them to get an item from the store.

As a book store owner, how do I offer this to my clients?

1- Go to Tutuka’s website

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2- Set your login details

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(NB: you will be derided for weak passwords)

3- Done

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You can now create, load and redeem closed loop* prepaid card accounts at your leisure.

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Swift and simple, the prepaid process is both easy and beneficial with Tutuka.

*closed loop cards are those issued by a specific merchant and can only be redeemed at that same merchant.

Mother’s Day

prelin —  May 9, 2014 — Leave a comment

mothers-day-giftcard-4blogIt is mother’s day time of year again dedicated to showing gratitude, appreciation and sincere devotion and honouring the beautiful females in our lives. Enduring the hardships of raising a child with a kindred spirit and an understanding of sacrifice, we all know that there is no woman on alive that could take our mom’s place.

The day which came into being due to the efforts made by Ms Julia Ward Howe and Ms Anna Jarvis, thereafter granted as a resolution signed by US President Woodrow Wilson on May 8, 1914. People across the world have been celebrating the day ever since, on the second Sunday of every May.

This off course means long queue’s at cashiers in retail shops and shopping centres this weekend. There would be many offers from your favourite brands, large to small, offering specials on items that would suit our mums, or even the simple gift card as an option. Stores such as Edgars, Green Cross, Pick n Pay, Queenspark (to name a few) could have that perfect special gift idea.

Although it may be argued that this sort of appreciation should surely be significant on any given encounter with our dearest mothers, but I mean we have Election Day, Family Day, etc. A day just for her, you may agree, is worth celebrating to show Mum just how special she is.

Old Khaki are at it again, giving away gift vouchers without much effort to the public. This time its just much easier…

You have different chances of winning, you could:

  • Post the word “5FM” onto the Old Khaki Facebook page or
  • Call into the 5FM morning show and tell them about how you plan to defy the chill by living unrestricted this winter

They are giving away vouchers everyday, so tune into 5FM and wait for the cue, or just post to their page.

 

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The closing date for the competition is this Friday, 25 April. Entering this competition is easy, as interacting on social media is already part of our daily activity. Give it a try as Old Khaki have a wicked winter offering just waiting for you to grab it.

An app that tells you exactly where there are available discounts? Sounds too good to be true. I downloaded this app, and it is true!

After downloading via my phone’s store, (available on iTunes, google Play and for Blackberry ), I completed the easy sign-up process, and then I was spoilt with competitions as well as vouchers and coupons for discounts and free items. These are available via voucher codes, links to the retailer websites, it saves on your app, and you can even print out a voucher. The service is available via the app, as well as on the vouchercloud website.

The vouchers, coupons, and links all display the expiry date, as well as the available days that it may be redeemed. The app detects your location via your phones GPS, and tells you where the available offers are closest to you.

You can even browse via category to have a look at what you may be in the hunt for, be it dining, travel, fashion, gardening, electrical, sports and much more.

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Powered by Vodacom, vouchercloud boasts deals/offering from the largest retailers, brands & franchises available to our country. Download the app or have a look at the website. Its easy to use, and will benefit every type of consumer looking for a good deal.