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"May is a big gifting month for Filipinos because of Mother's Day and the start of back to school season," said Julian King, Xoom's Senior Vice President, Marketing and Corporate Development. "We are excited to offer customers this incentive of a $50 Amazon.com Gift Card, and for people to discover how convenient, safe and fast it is to send money home with Xoom.com."
Filipino customers can visit
www.xoom.com/fifty click the designated link, and then send their money transfer to the Philippines. Xoom will email the customer a $50 Amazon.com Gift Card claim code, usually within one hour after the transaction is complete. This offer is valid for new Xoom customers who send their first money transfer from May 6-31, 2013. The $50 Amazon.com Gift Card does not expire and can be used towards millions of items at
www.amazon.com (terms and conditions apply; Amazon is not a sponsor of this promotion).
Mother's Day in the Philippines this year is May 12. A Filipino mother is called "ilaw ng tahanan" (the "light of the household"), with all activities revolving around her on her special day. June 10 is the official start of the new school year in the Philippines with millions of students heading back to their classrooms. "Sending money on Xoom.com is a great way to celebrate mom for Mother's Day, and to provide school supplies and other amenities to family members heading back to school," added King.
Xoom is a digital money transfer provider, focused on helping consumers send money in a secure, fast and cost-effective way using their mobile phone, tablet or computer. During the 12 months ended March 31, 2013, Xoom's more than 840,000 active customers sent more than $3.6 billion to family and friends in 30 countries worldwide. The company is headquartered in San Francisco and can be found online at
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Robin Carr, Xoom