From January 15 to March 14, 2020, Malaysians will receive RM30 in their e-wallets (Boost, GrabPay and Touch ‘n Go). This is part of Malaysia’s e-Tunai Rakyat initiative. Are you eligible for the RM30 and how can you use it on Boost? Read on more to find out.


Why free RM30?

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As announced during Malaysia’s Budget 2020 plans, all eligible Malaysians will be able to redeem RM 30 from their Boost, GrabPay or Touch ‘n Go accounts to promote the transition to cashless payment. This is part of the Shared Prosperity Vision 2030 (SPV2030) agenda, which aims to lower barriers to access digital technology and to make the digitalisation process inclusive for all.

When should we redeem the RM30 by?

The stipulated period for the initiative is from January 15 to March 14, and the RM30 will expire on March 14. 

Who is eligible for the RM 30?

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Malaysian citizens above 18 and an annual income of RM100,000 are eligible as long as you have an e-wallet with Boost, GrabPay or Touch ‘n Go. If you don’t have an account, the best time to sign up is now!

How do I redeem GrabPay’s and Touch n’ Go’s e-Tunai Rakyat?

For GrabPay:

For Touch ‘n Go:

Earn ShopBack’s cashback on top of the RM30 when you redeem through Boost!

Not only can you redeem your RM30 credit, but you can also earn 2% cashback with every purchase with Boost through ShopBack. You get to save more, and at no extra cost. Now, isn’t that a good deal? 

How do I redeem Boost’s e-Tunai Rakyat with ShopBack?

Firstly, Search for Boost on the ShopBack app. Click the button and you’ll be redirected to the Boost App through ShopBack.

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Secondly, click on the Boost e-Tunai Rakyat banner.

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Thirdly, click the ‘Upgrade to Premium Wallet’ button.

Lastly, submit a picture of your NRIC or Passport and a recent selfie and wait for verification, which will take up to 48 hours.

Once you’re verified through Boost’s e-Tunai Rakyat, redeem your RM 30.

What else do I get from the Boost e-Tunai Rakyat on top of the RM30?

According to Boost CEO Mohd Khairil Abdullah, “The Boost app and e-Tunai Rakyat claims mechanism are up and running smoothly and users can use our e-wallet to claim their RM30 with no issues. We will also be offering a cash prize of up to RM8,888 as an additional reward to those who submit the claim with Boost.” 

There are also plenty of other offers up for grabs after you claim the Boost e-Tunai Rakyat. So, as long as you claim the RM30, you are eligible for the cash prize!

What can I redeem the RM30 with to earn cashback?

Utilities and vouchers

You can pay your bills with any service provider on Boost, buy vouchers to offset your purchases (Merchants include Baskin Robbins, llao llao, Boost Juices, HappyFresh, MBO Cinemas, MooCow Yogurt and more), and in addition, top up your Boost balance on your mobile. If you make an RM30 balance top-up, for instance, you’ll get it free! Scan a QR code of a participating Boost merchant, and you’ll be able to pay and deduct the amount from your RM30.

Food and transport

Craving Ayam Penyet or Nasi Padang? Now, you can have your favourite foods delivered with DeliverEat, and Dahmakan through Boost! Need a ride? Book a seat on a bus with CatchThatBus, or get a ferry slot with Langkawi Ferry Line and more. 

Pay for your parking fees in a few clicks with Boost and use its on-demand services to bring you greater convenience!

Online Services

Shopping online? Redeem your Boost e-Tunai Rakyat with a wide range of its merchant partners. Sign up with Boost for Viu and get a complimentary two-months subscription voucher! Want to play games? You can offset the RM30 when you pay on UniPin through Boost and use it to buy game credits!

Digital payments can be simple and convenient

The e-Tunai Rakyat Initiative is only the beginning of Malaysia’s efforts to digitalise online payment. As our world becomes more technologically advanced, companies like ShopBack and Boost bring more convenience to people. So, don’t forget to claim your e-Tunai Rakyat payout and earn cashback with ShopBack!

Read more about how to use Boost with ShopBack!


Note: The information presented in this article is accurate at the time of writing and subject to change without prior notice.