A PayPal India Diwali Gift offer has been spotted online, and it reportedly gives users free Rs. 200 discount voucher. We haven't been able to confirm this yet, but here's what we know so far.
The offer which was shared by user Roushh on the DesiDime forums, indicates that users are getting a gift voucher that is worth Rs. 200, which you can use to get a discount for the same amount. But there is a catch, you can only use it for Indian transactions, i.e., domestic payment only. Even though PayPal is a global payment gateway, the company is restricting this offer regionally, possibly because of currency conversion issues.
To use the PayPal India Diwali Gift voucher, you must make a purchase on any Indian website, that accepts PayPal. There doesn't seem to be a minimum purchase requirement, because a screenshot of the email says "Instant discount up to Rs. 200." There aren’t a lot of Indian websites which accept PayPal, so that could be an issue.
Unfortunately, there is no way to check if you are eligible for the PayPal India Diwali Gift voucher. If you are, the company will send you an email, which has a unique link. Follow the link, to claim your gift voucher.
We checked with several PayPal users, and have arrived at the conclusion that this PayPal India Diwali Gift voucher is being sent to users who haven't made any transactions. So, in a way PayPal is trying to get users to try the service, with this offer.