Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka)

Sampath introduces book promotion for children’s accounts

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Getting young ones to save money right from his or her early years is a good habit to inculcate. Perhaps this needs a perfect timing and correct incentives to be very effective.

Sri Lanka’s leading commercial bank, Sampath Bank has put together a special promotion for their children’s accounts, with the aim of inducing the idea of saving among schoolchil­dren. The campaign that kick started from December is geared to give the ideal start for a prosperous new year.

Sampath Minor Savings accounts are ready to offer valuable gifts through a special offer open for the account holders who deposit money in a new or existing ‘Pubudu’ or ‘Sapiri’ children’s savings accounts at Sampath Bank.

Gifts are valid only for new deposits made from December 5, 2013 to January 31, 2014 onwards or until stocks last.

Account holders who deposit Rs.12,000 are entitled to receive a stationary pack consisting valuable books, school equipment and a Rs.1,000 gift voucher from DSI where they could buy bags, shoes or any other items available at any DSI outlet spread islandwide. For those who deposit Rs.7,500, Sampath Bank gifts a stationary pack including valuable books, school equipment and a Rs.500 gift voucher from DSI.

The stationary pack includes standard book list including exercise books, pencils, pastels, colour pencils, etc. This is a valuable offer for the parents as this will come in handy when they have to purchase several such stationary packs for their kids, the bank said. Deposits could be made and gift packs could be requested from any Sampath Bank branch islandwide irrespecti­ve of where the account was originally opened.

In addition to these special promotions, Sampath Bank has been offering fantastic benefits to its minor saving account holders throughout the year in the form of exciting gifts, super interests, overseas trips to top depositors, cash rewards for top achievers at year five scholarshi­p exams, free annual healthcare insurance cover and free annual personal accident insurance.

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