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Biashara Ni Lipa Na M-PESA Promotion

What is the Biashara ni LIPA na M-PESA Promotion?

 

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This is a merchant led promotion aimed to incentivize LIPA na M-PESA- Buy Goods, M-PESA Business till and Pochi la Biashara merchants to accept payments through M-PESA.

Who is eligible for the promotion?

 

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The promotion is open to all Lipa Na M-PESA Buy Goods tills, M-PESA Business till and Pochi la Biashara merchants that are existing, inactive, and new ones that will be onboarded during the promotion period.

How long will the promotion run?

 

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The promotion will run for 8 weeks from 15th November 2021 to 10th January 2022.

How will these merchants enroll into the Biashara ni LIPA na M-PESA Promotion?

 

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Merchants will be automatically enrolled in the promotion on the first date and will receive this notification:

 “Dear Merchant, you have successfully opted into the Merchant Promo. Transact on LIPA na M-PESA to win prizes!”

 

Note: The sender ID for Buy Goods and Business Till is: M-PESAPROMO and M-PESA Pochi for Pochi la Biashara merchants respectively.

 Which transaction types qualify to earn merchants points in this promotion?

 

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Participating merchants will earn points in the Biashara ni LIPA Na M-PESA Promotion for the following transactions:

  1. Merchant receiving payments into till;

  2. Merchant paying to customer;

  3. Merchant paying to another merchant;

  4. Merchant paying to paybill;

  5. Merchant sell airtime

 What will the points earned during the Biashara ni LIPA Na M-PESA Promotion be used for?

 

 

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1. Pochi la biashara merchants can accumulate and redeem their points for cash or enter the daily, weekly or grand draw.

**Only Pochi la Biashara merchants will be able to redeem their points for cash credited into their tills.

 2. Buy Goods and Business Till merchants will accumulate points and will be entered into a daily, weekly or grand draw, where they stand a chance to win daily, weekly or grand prizes.

What is the value of the points earned in the Biashara ni LIPA Na M-PESA Promotion?

 

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Tier of Merchant

Value (Ksh)

Points Earned

Redemption

(1 point – Ksh 1)

Pochi la Biashara

50 and above

1

1

Buy Goods and Business Till

50 and above

1

N/A

Note: Additionally, Pochi and M-PESA Business till merchants will earn 2 mins of talk time daily for the first 3 transactions of Ksh50 and above (maximum of 6 mins daily)

How will Merchants check the points earned?

 

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  1. Lipa Na M-PESA Buy goods and M-PESA Business Till merchants will:
  • Dial *234# and select M-PESA promotions

  • Select Merchant Promo

  • Enter Store number

  • Select check points and will receive an SMS with the points earned as follows:

Your current Promo Points balance is balance is XXX. Keep transacting to win working capital and other prizes!

 2. Pochi la Biashara merchants will:

  • Dial *334# and select Pochi La Biashara

  • Select Merchant Promo

  • Select Check Point and will receive an SMS with the points earned as follows:

Your current Promo Points balance is balance is XXX. Keep transacting to redeem Cash or win prizes!

How will merchants check the prizes they can win?

 

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  • Buy goods and Business Till merchants will dial *234#

    • Select M-PESA promotions>> Select check prizes

    • Enter Store number, and the prizes to be won will be displayed

 

  • Pochi la Biashara merchants will, dial *334#

    • Select Merchant Promo

    • Select Check prizes and the prizes to be won will be displayed

How will Pochi La Biashara merchants redeem the points earned during the Promotion?

 

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To redeem the points Pochi La Biashara merchants will:

  • Dial *334#

  • Select Pochi>> Select Merchant Promo

  • Select Redeem points>> The balance of points earned will be displayed

  • Enter points to be redeemed and you will receive an SMS confirmation that the points have been redeemed successfully

Your redemption request was successful. KSH 2500 has been paid to your account with transaction OIA34GF90B. Your new points balance is KSh 2500. Stand a chance to win in the draw!

 

You will also receive an M-PESA SMS confirming that the points redeemed for cash have been credited to your Pochi wallet:

OIA34GF90B Confirmed. on 21/10/2021 at 3:29PM KSh 2500 received from M-PESA Merchant Promo. New M-PESA Business Balance is Ksh 8020.00.

What prizes do merchants stand to win in the Biashara ni LIPA na M-PESA Promotion?

 

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Pochi la Biashara merchants and M-PESA Business till merchants will earn 2 mins of talk time daily for the first 3 transactions (maximum of 6 mins daily).

 

In addition, the following prizes will be won by all participating merchants:

 

DRAWS

PRIZE

Value/Number

WINNERS

Daily Draws

Working Capital

 

Ksh 5,000 – Ksh 10,000

40 merchants daily.

Weekly draws

Tuktuks

 

128 Tuktuks

2 winners per province

2 Monthly draws

Pickups

 

16 Pickups.

1 winner per province.

Final Draw

Canter Trucks

8 Canter trucks.

1 winner per province.

 

How many times can a Pochi la Biashara merchant redeem their points?

 

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Pochi La Biashara merchants can redeem their points as many times as they wish after attaining the minimum redemption points.

Note: minimum redemption points is 1 point.

When Pochi la Biashara merchants redeem them points for cash, how will they receive their payments?

 

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Pochi la Biashara merchants will receive payments from the B2C number 783618 - Biashara ni M-PESA.

Sample message:

OIA34GF90B Confirmed. on 21/10/2021 at 3:29PM KSh 2500 received from M-PESA Merchant Promo. New M-PESA Business Balance is Ksh 8020.00.

Can merchants opt out of the promotion?

 

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Yes, to opt out of the promotion, M-PESA Business till and Buy Goods merchants will dial *234# and:

  • Select M-PESA promotions
  • Select Merchant Promo
  • Enter Store number and select opt out

The merchant will be opted out and any points earned will be lost.

 

Pochi la Biashara merchants will dial *334#

  • select Pochi la Biashara
  • Select merchant Promo
  • Select opt out to be successfully opted out;

Note: if opting out with points; the merchant will be redirected to redeem points

If I opt out of the service will I be able to redeem my Points at that point?

 

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Yes, auto redemption will be available for Pochi la Biashara merchants. 

Note: Buy Goods and M-PESA Business till merchants who opt out will lose their points

In case of a customer payment to a merchant is reversed, will the points earned by the merchant also be reversed?

 

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Yes, where a transaction is reversed points earned by the merchant will also be reversed.

  • In addition, where a transaction done by the merchant is also reversed, the corresponding points will also be reversed.

How will merchants be contacted to be informed of any winnings?

 

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Winning merchants will be called by the only official Safaricom number – 0722000000 to be informed their winnings.

*Customers are advised not to give their personal information to anyone purporting to be calling from Safaricom.

Who can merchants contact in case of any support issue that needs to be addressed?

 

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Customers can contact Safaricom through:

  • Whitelisted merchants can call Line 2222 or an email to mpesabusiness@safaricom.co.ke

  • Pochi la Biashara merchants can call line 234 for assistance.

  • Visit any Safaricom retail shops, or access any Safaricom Social Media channels:

    • Twitter - @safaricomPLC // @Safaricom_Care

    • Facebook - SafaricomPLC