30 March 2020, Bangkok – MQDC is introducing ‘Smart Vending Machines’ at its Whizdom condominiums for residents to buy essential items and healthy food and beverages during the COVID-19 lockdown.
Mr. Krissayuth Chavavitayatham, Vice President of Whizdom Society at MQDC, said: "Whizdom Society by MQDC is following its strategy of ‘For All Well-Being’ for a new generation who care about health, safety, and convenience, helping residents conveniently stay home.”
MQDC is partnering in the initiative with CP Retailink and the xCash app, which lets reward points be used as cash.
“Focusing on the new-generation lifestyle through a ‘Digital Sense of Living’, we are helping people stay home and reducing their potential exposure to banknotes,” he said.
“The services will initially be at 4 projects: Whizdom Station Ratchada-Thapra, Whizdom Avenue Ratchada-Ladprao, Whizdom Connect Sukhumvit, Whizdom @ Punnawithi Station. We aim to serve all projects within this quarter.”
The initiative continues Whizdom Society’s ‘Bright Start Breakfast’ campaign, which has been serving free breakfasts to Whizdom residents at all projects on Monday–Friday at 6–9am. The free Grab&Go breakfast has been running since February 2019, providing healthy food with over 200,000 meals.
The ‘Smart Vending Machines’ will provide essentials according to the situation, such as alcohol-based hand-washing gel or spray for disinfection.
Mr. Nonti Suptasavee, Senior Vice President of DigitaLife Corporation (DLC), the provider of xCash, said the app would give residents greater purchasing power.
“Whizdom residents enjoy a special privilege of 50 xCashPoint free when they download the xCash app,” he said. “When spending at ‘Smart Vending Machines’ they receive an immediate 50% cashback.”
Under a ‘Smart Life, Smart Spending’ concept, xCash converts your loyalty points into cash vouchers and offers cashback for shopping, traveling, and dining. Each xCashPoint can be used as cash with a value of 1 baht.