Using e-wallets like PayMaya can be a life-changing experience. Before, you needed to visit banks to send money (or remittance centers if the recipient doesn’t have a bank account) or payment centers to settle your utility bills. Now, you only need a properly funded e-wallet app to do all of these things, right at the comfort of your own home.
What’s even better is that there’s so much more you can do using your PayMaya e-wallet. These include the following:
- Purchase mobile prepaid load and mobile data packages at a discounted rate
- Buy gaming credits for online and mobile games, or codes for online shops
- Claim remittances sent from around the world
- Pay for your purchases by scanning QR codes
- Load your travel cards or pay for your airline tickets
- Shop online
Besides all of these amazing functions, did you know that there’s another exciting benefit to using PayMaya? And that is that you can earn money by simply signing up and adding money to your account.
That’s right! You can actually receive up to Php 10,000 when you create your PayMaya account. All you have to do is share your invite code so your friends can also enjoy cashless convenience. Here is how you can do it:
PayMaya Referral Rewards
As earlier mentioned, using e-wallets like PayMaya has a lot of benefits and PayMaya wants more Filipinos to experience them. That’s why they came up with their PayMaya Referral program. This rewards you with Php 50 in credits when you refer someone to use PayMaya with your own unique invite code. What’s even better is that the friend who used your invite code will also get Php 50!
To get your invite code, you need to open your PayMaya app. Then, tap on the icon found on the top left of the screen. This will open the menu or drawer, where you can see the “Invite Friends” button (along with other options like Quick Guide and My Favorites).
Tap on the “Invite Friends” button to see your unique invite code. You can copy it from there and then share the code with as many friends as you want! For every friend that signs up with your invite code, you’ll instantly receive Php 50 in your PayMaya account. So just share, share, share to enjoy more, more, more bonuses!
Things to Remember
It’s definitely exciting to earn money simply by using a great service! However, before you can fully unlock PayMaya Referral, you need to make sure of a few things first. Here are some important reminders.
Upgrade Your Account
Before you can get your invite code, you first have to upgrade your PayMaya account. To do this, access the menu by tapping the icon on the top left and then tap on “Upgrade Your Account.” Then, fill out the necessary information and prepare one valid ID. These include your driver’s license, digitized SSS ID with photo, NBI clearance, passport, postal ID, PRC license, and UMID. If you have a UMID, use that for faster approval.
Afterwards, follow the instructions in uploading a photo of your ID and taking a video selfie. These two processes will help PayMaya verify that you’re really the person who owns the account and the ID.
Once you complete the simple steps above, you’ll receive an SMS that your account upgrade application is under evaluation. You can also check the status of your application through the app. Usually, the verification will take a few hours up to a maximum of 3 days. You’ll receive another SMS confirmation that your account is already upgraded.
Earn Money by Adding at Least Php 100
If you don’t have a PayMaya account yet, you can use a friend’s invite code. All you have to do is to register, and then input the code when you get to the “Get Free Credits” screen. Make sure that the code is correct before you tap “Submit Invite Code.”
Then, you need to upgrade your account (simply follow the steps above). Finally, you need to cash in at least Php 100. You can do this via online banking, through convenience stores and other PayMaya Add Money partners, or via self-service kiosks. After you add money to your PayMaya account, you’ll also receive the free Php 50 credits.
If you already have an account and you shared your invite code, your friends need to upgrade their account and add at least Php 100 before you receive the bonus Php 50. You can earn multiple bonuses as long as people use your referral code. These bonus credits can be used like your regular PayMaya credits to pay bills, shop, and more.
Right now, cash is still king in the Philippines. However, there are also signs that this status quo is changing. There are more and more FIlipinos using e-wallets each year, especially since it doesn’t require having a bank account to be able to use them. With programs like PayMaya Referral, it’s even more enticing to make the shift.