Celebrating Hari Raya during this new normal is something we have to adapt to while we combat this pandemic. How do you celebrate Raya while being financially smart in the new normal?
This year, Malaysians will need to think creatively to celebrate Hari Raya to make sure that we can still keep up the spirit and usual generosity to fill these holidays with blessings, happiness, and celebration.
Due to the enforcement of Conditional Movement Order (CMCO), we are advised to tone-down our Hari Raya Aidilfitri celebrations to protect our families and friends from the current situation. Household gatherings are only allowed on the first day of Raya, cannot exceed 20 people at one time and only for family members, with social distancing, and must avoid hugging or kissing among them.
Other than protecting our loved ones health, we should also practices safe finances management especially when you want to give duit raya, shopping, preparing food and family gathering. We provide for you some ways for healthier and easier way to celebrate raya in these tough times without causing disturbances on your pockets.
#1. It’s The Year of E-Duit Raya
One of the most fun Hari Raya traditions is the giving and receiving of duit raya. With family and friends far from you, this is the time to bring this traditions with a twist of digital era with e-Duit Raya.
Among some e-Duit Raya that you can do via fund transfer through CIMB Clicks or DuitNow. CIMB Clicks Instant Transfer allows you to immediately send funds to an account at any bank in Malaysia without transfer charges. By DuitNow, you can instantly transfer money just using their mobile phone number (only the one that registered with CIMB).
Maybank also provide e-Duit Raya application via MAE and QR Pay. With MAE, you can simply give duit raya to registered person’s account with Maybank2u only by using their phone numbers. For QR Pay, you just have to scan the QR Code of respective person and voila! they will receive their money instantly.
This year, Touch ‘n Go eWallet also introduced their “Raya Sempoi 2020″ campaign. All you have to do is send a minimum of RM5 as duit raya via their “Transfer” function, and be rewarded with guaranteed cashback ranging from RM0.10 all the way up to RM300.