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What luck!

18.04.2013 14:04:49

Mr. Zhaslan Butpayev, a 38-year old Almaty resident, never thought that a small plastic bit could help him to win a new car. A wheelchair person, he is used to see the life as it is and never waited for any miracles. However, higher justice apparently exists because the event the Butpayev’s faced is nothing else but a real miracle.

The history began 5 years ago when Zhaslan having a disability category decided to take advantage of cashless settlement form and opened Visa card with BTA Bank under “Kamkor” product designed for receipt of pensions and state allowances. That decision was correct and this year fortune smiled upon him. Mr. Zhaslan Butpayev became the main winner under joint event of Visa and Helios gas filling stations network “Try and you will like to get prizes!”.

To join this event it was enough to make at least one purchase at Helios gas filling stations with Visa payment card during the period from December 10, 2012 to February 28, 2013. During the event the participants could win 300 coupons for 20 liters of petroleum each, and the first prize being a new Kia CERATO car which was won by Mr. Zhaslan Butpayev, a customer of BTA Bank.


The news on the prize became so sudden for the winner that at first Zhaslan refused to believe in his luck and considered Bank’s telephone call as an April Fool’s joke. However, all the story proved to be the truth, and two weeks later the newly-crowned winner shared his feelings:


“Members of our family always participate in such Visa events and when paying at GFS Helios network I still hoped to win. The news on my winning became a great joy for the whole family!”


Mr. Askhat Beisenbayev, the First Deputy Chairman of BTA Bank considers it rather symbolic that despite the fact that customers of over twenty other Kazakh banks participated in the event, the main prize went to BTA customer:


“We are happy that this time the fortune smiled to our customer and kindly congratulate Zhaslan and wish him further luck in everything his does. We have had strong partner relations with VISA for two decades already and today most of our customers have appreciated all benefits of such a convenient payment instrument as Visa card. Such events help to build this confidence.”

Mr. Galym Tabyldiyev, the colleague of Mr. Beisenbayev and Head of Visa representative office in Kazakhstan also congratulated Mr. Zhaslan Butpayev with the first prize and presenting the keys for auto wished the winner to further participate in regular Visa events. According to him, owing to such events the holders of Visa cards can fully appreciate benefits of cashless settlements.

“Such events are held for people to learn that Visa card payments are convenient and safe and provide possibility to win valuable prizes. From our part this is how we express our gratitude and provide an additional bonus of Visa cards. We strive that as much people as possible pay with Visa for their purchases at any place and time and appreciate convenience of such a modern payment instrument”.

Seeing smiles of the Butpayev’s you understand that a little luck is enough to bring happiness. Let this new auto remind them that miracles happen when people believe in their luck and use such convenient, reliable and secure Visa cards for their everyday life.