Retail group Shoprite has announced a new funeral benefit offering, which is underwritten by insurer Outsurance, for its Xtra Savings members.
In a statement on Tuesday, Shoprite said the offering will provide free month-to-month funeral benefits to beneficiaries of those who opt in and swipe their Xtra Savings cards four times or more during a calendar month.
“In the event of a successful claim, the Xtra Savings Funeral Benefit will provide a predefined beneficiary access to a R4,500 Shoprite grocery voucher,” the group said.
“The voucher is sent via SMS directly to the beneficiary’s phone, and can be redeemed at any Shoprite store via the Shoprite Money Market Account.”
How to sign up for Shoprite Xtra Savings Funeral Benefit
Shoprite revealed that Xtra Savings members can sign up for the funeral benefit in three ways:
- USSD: Dial *134*569#
- WhatsApp: Add Shoprite (087 240 5709) as a contact and type “Hi”
- Online: Visit https://www.shoprite.co.za/free-monthly-funeral-benefit and click “Simply join now.”
Once you sign up, you need to swipe your Xtra Savings card in a Shoprite store at least four times per month, on four different days, to qualify for the benefit.
In addition, you will need to spend a minimum of R100 per swipe to qualify. The free cover will apply for the following month.
“There are no signup costs or waiting periods, and no need to complete forms or undergo medical checks. Members simply need to opt in and meet basic monthly Xtra Savings card swipe requirements,” the retailer said.
South African citizens aged between 18 and 64 can sign up as long as they have a valid South African ID number.
How to track your swipes
You can track how many swipes you have made in a month as follows:
- Till slip: See the bottom of your till slip.
- USSD: Dial *134*569# and select the Xtra Savings Funeral Benefit option.
- WhatsApp: Add 087 240 5709 as a contact, say “Hi” and select the Xtra Savings Funeral Benefit option.