Chase’s Octagon hits the road to take rewarding experience to U.K. shoppers this festive season
Digital bank Chase will bring its rewarding experience to U.K. shoppers this festive season, giving away thousands of pounds in gift cards for free alongside mood-boosting experiences to thousands of shoppers* around the country.
From Tuesday 23rd November until Sunday 5th December and Saturday 18th December until Tuesday 28th December Chase will bring its Octagon experience to Westfield London (White City), giving shoppers a moment away from the hustle and bustle of festive shopping to explore an immersive sensory experience that enhances their shopping visit. Each experience is selected by the visitor based on their mood, including sessions to relax those in need of an unwind, invigorating light displays to energise shoppers who are feeling tired, and interactive creative activities to entertain shoppers.
Visitors will receive a gift card of £5 and be entered into a prize draw for a chance to win up to £1,000 to spend on themselves or a loved one**. In each location, three lucky winners a day will receive a £100 gift card, and one winner a week will win a £1,000 gift card.
The Octagon’s arrival follows research*** revealing that 8 in 10 U.K. adults are planning a physical shopping trip this year, naming Christmas markets (29 per cent), Christmas lights and trees (19 per cent), Christmas window displays (11 per cent), Santa’s grotto (8 per cent) and as the parts of physical shopping they missed the most last year.
But despite the enthusiasm for real-life shopping this year, shoppers say they expect to find it stressful – naming crowds (57 per cent), queues (52 per cent), finding a parking spot (27 per cent), being out in bad weather (21 per cent), and getting over-heated (14 per cent)as the top stress-inducers.
Deborah Keay, Chief Marketing Officer of Chase’s new digital bank in the U.K., comments: “We’ve created the Octagon to give shoppers an opportunity to experience Chase in an exciting new way. By offering thousands of pounds worth of giveaways and a moment away from the hustle and bustle, we hope people enjoy a more rewarding in-store shopping experience this festive season.
“But wherever you shop, we’re dedicated to making the festive season more rewarding for our customers this year by offering cashback on everyday items – both online and in the shops – as well as 5% interest on small change round-ups to help customers set aside and save as they spend.”
Shoppers can sign up for the free experience by visiting the Octagon and booking a same-day slot.
The Chase current account recently launched with a rewards programme offering 1% cashback on all eligible debit card spend for 12 months****. Customers can also save as they spend by rounding up their debit card purchases to the nearest £1, and depositing the small change into a separate account where it will earn interest at 5%*****.