WHERE do you get a chance to pocket P25,000 cold cash from a P2.50 load investment?
Where else but with the Instant Premyo Sa Resibo (I-PSR), says Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) authorities who guested the weekly Kapihan sa PIA Thursday March 26.
The I-PSR is an incentive and reward program using the famous short message system (SMS), explains Bureau of Internal Revenue’s (BIR) Taxpayer Service Station Chief Magna Reselosa.
It is simply text sending the details of the receipt one gets for buying goods or services and with the proper syntax, it gives you the instant chance to win P5,000, mobile prepaid load or MyPhone cellular phones day, added Evelyn Lomantas at the forum aired live over DyTR.
An enhanced and revitalized promo from the BIR, instant Premyo sa Resibo uses the current PSR game mechanics, hoping that this new and exciting way of encouraging consumers to demand for receipts of all purchases of goods or services can also work good for the government, Lomantas who also is the BIR information officer stressed.
To join, one has to type PSR(space)Tax Identification Number of the establishment issuing the receipt (space)Official Receipt Number(space)Official Receipt amount (omitting the peso sign and the remaining centavo value) and sending this to 9777 for single entry or to 9778 for multiple entries.
For example, if one was issued a P500 receipt, he would type PSR 0012345678 54321 500 and send it to either to 9777 or 9778.
9777 is used if one is on budgeted load where each sent to the message center is charged P2.50. This entitles him to a single raffle entry to a single draw, which posts him a chance for the instant premyo and the weekly P25,000 draw.
By using 9778, a sender is charged P2.50 still but he gets multiple entries for his receipt of more than P350.00. This means aside from automatically entering the instant premyo draw, he can avail of the weekly and the monthly P1,000,000 draw, according to Reselosa.
Maximum amount for single receipt however is only for 50 entries, BIR authorities said.
The message center receivers: 9777 or 9778 issues to your cellphone an Entry Confirmation Number (ECN) and this may be enough for those lucky enough as instant prizes could be won already, she went on.
Non I-PSR winning entry still gets a chance to win in the P25.000 weekly draw of the P1,000,000 monthly draw.
This simply means that the official receipt one gets for his buys, earns him the chance to win exciting instant prizes.
It can be any official receipt, sales invoice, cash invoice, cash register machine or point of sales machine receipts or those used by professionals, private businesses or commercial establishments, said Magna Reselosa, during the same forum. (Rey Anthony Chiu)