Taipei Metro extends cashback claim period for frequent riders

Focus Taiwan
Date: 10/05/2020
By: Lee Wan-yu and Kay Liu

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Taipei, Oct. 5 (CNA) Regular riders of the Taipei Metro who have not claimed their monthly cashback rewards for journeys made between January and March have been given an extra month to make a claim, the metro network's operator said Monday.

According to the Taipei Rapid Transit Corp. (TRTC), NT$11.6 million (US$402,768) of the total cashback of NT$379 million during the three-month period remains unclaimed.

Under the frequent rider program the company introduced at the beginning of this year, cashbacks are paid out to passengers who make 11 or more rides in a month and pay full fare with one of the four types of payment cards accepted through the metro network, when they swipe their card at a metro station in the following six months.

The program was launched to replace a universal 20 percent discount for cardholders that was first introduced in 2002 to encourage the use of the Taipei City-backed EasyCard.

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