back to article Gaming kit vendor Razer gives away face masks in Singapore – after signup to its payment system

Gaming hardware vendor Razer has offered up to five million free face masks to Singaporeans – if they sign up for its payment system. Singapore is currently enduring “circuit-breaker” measures aimed at controlling the novel coronavirus after experiencing a second wave of infections centred on hostels accommodating migrant …

  1. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Of course a simple contactless transaction of 1 cent would serve the same purpose and be a lot simpler and the customers would have to share a lot less personal information.

    I'm sure there's still a double motive here, 5 million signups to your payment system is a big boost. Similar to the many COVID 'freebies' companies are now trying to monetise: https://www.theregister.co.uk/2020/05/12/microsoft_remote_work_rebate_program/

    It's ok, I understand you need to make money. But don't try coming off like a saint doing it.

  2. macjules Silver badge
    Meh

    It's Singapore innit?

    Surprised they do not charge you S$100 in advance for disposal of the used face mask, or send a robotic dog round to check that your personal details are correct.

    1. Mike Shepherd
      Unhappy

      Re: It's Singapore innit?

      Perhaps it's our future, too, where any action against a government robotic dog (or refusal to let one into your home) will have a pack of them arrive within a couple of minutes.

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