"UnlockSummer is a chance for us at Vodacom to give back to our loyal customers over the festive period," says Jorge Mendes, chief officer of consumer business at Vodacom.

"This year, our customers can look forward to a summer campaign designed to reward them with cash, amazing prizes, gifts and benefits," adds Mendes. 

As part of the 'UnlockSummer' campaign, customers collect keys that unlock different levels of treasure chests to win prizes, as well as rewards and exclusive offers. Additionally, customers will be given Daily Unlocks to increase their chances of winning.

The 1 billion VodaBucks up for grabs lets customers shop using their bucks in the VodaBucks Store. Located in the My Vodacom App, the VodaBucks Store has a range of rewards and products that aim to alleviate some of the pressures many South Africans are experiencing.

VodaBucks can also be used to purchase Mega Unlocks for greater chances of winning other prizes. For those who would rather make a difference in the lives of others, Vodacom has introduced Connect for Change, which allows customers to donate their VodaBucks to a cause of their choice.

The VodaBucks Rewards Programme rewards customers for the things they already do, such as paying their monthly bill, downloading the newly launched VodaPay app or buying data bundles. The more of these behavioural goals they achieve, the more chances they stand to unlock and win many prizes. UnlockSummer will also be available on the VodaPay super app. 

"Whether shopping for festive season deals on VodaPay, topping up their connectivity before going on holiday or even spoiling themselves in the VodaBucks Store, consumers can truly benefit from our innovative products and services to go further together through technology," concludes Mendes.

Customers get three free plays when playing via the VodaPay app, two free plays on the My Vodacom App and one free play if the customer engages via the *133# USSD string.

The campaign will be running from Monday, 29 October until Sunday, 6 February 2022. Download VodaPay or My Vodacom App or dial the *133# USSD string. Alternatively, customers can add 082 009 8624 [ToBi] to their contacts and WhatsApp “Hi” to follow the prompts.

Join in the fun this summer to win a share of R250-million worth of cash and prizes, plus a share of 1 billion VodaBucks.

For more information, visit www.vodacom.co.za. You can also follow Vodacom on Facebook or on Twitter.