Sending ‘Aguinaldo‘ or Christmas cash gifts are now easier with PayMaya Pamasko and their ‘Digital Aguinaldo‘ service in Facebook Messenger.
It is a tradition in the Philippines that ‘Ninongs’ and ‘Ninangs’ would give ‘Aguinaldos’ to their ‘Inaanaks’ as a Christmas present. The usual way of doing it is handing it directly, some even in envelopes. Now it is made easier by just sending it through Facebook Messenger via PayMaya.
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“Today, just like many facets of our modern lives, sending ‘aguinaldo’ to godchildren during Christmas has now become digital,” said Paolo Azzola, Chief Operating Officer and Managing Director at PayMaya Philippines. “This is yet another way we are helping our account holders #ShareTheLove this Christmas, at the same time helping build a ‘cashless’ society in the Philippines through services that are relevant to Filipino culture.”
To be able to do this via PayMaya in Messenger, anyone can follow these simple steps:
- If the sender already has a PayMaya account, they only have to link their account to Messenger by chatting with @PayMayaOfficial. If not, they can sign up for an account using any mobile number from all networks using Messenger.
- Once the account is linked to Messenger, they can upgrade their accounts to use the ‘Send Aguinaldo’ feature and load up their accounts via the more than 15,000 top-up partners that PayMaya has nationwide.
- To send an ‘aguinaldo’, simply chat with @PayMayaOfficial in Messenger, click the ‘Promos & Gifts’ tab, and click the ‘Send Aguinaldo‘ option.
- Choose which Facebook friend to send the ‘aguinaldo’ to, enter the amount of money to be sent, and swipe right or left to choose the perfect design to go along with the money gift.
- After tapping the ‘Pay‘ button, the user will be asked to enter their Facebook password, after which the money will be sent to the recipient.
The PayMaya Pamasko feature, however, is currently only available to Android users and those with upgraded PayMaya accounts. Once the money has been transferred via Messenger, it will be automatically go to their PayMaya account if they have registered. If they haven’t registered, they will be given the option to do so.