PayPal calls on Australians to throw their best iso-party

7 May 2020

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It has launched a new national competition.

While social distancing restrictions are gradually starting to lift, Aussies still face a long winter of not being able to venture far from their own homes or have large indoor gatherings.

But there’s good news for everyone dreading another minute of cabin fever: PayPal Australia has launched a new national competition and is challenging Aussies to throw the best ‘iso-party’ and go into the running to win one of six, $500 prizes every week.

The competition, It Pays to Keep Your Distance, kicks off this weekend and will run for the month of May.

To enter, all people need to do is gather their family or friends together virtually, throw an awesome party, and share a screenshot of it in full flare on Instagram.

They also need to follow the @PayPalAU Instagram page, include the hashtag #PayPalisoparty and tag @PayPalAU in the post.

Each week, PayPal will select the top six party pictures and deposit $500 in the party hosts' PayPal account.

To spice things up and inspire partygoers to get inventive, PayPal has set weekly themes:

  • May 7 to May 13 – Mother’s Day party
  • May 14 to May 20 – Saturday night house party with your crew
  • May 21 to May 27 – Sunday brunch with your mates
  • May 28 to June 3 – International food party

Birthday parties, anniversary parties or baby showers, are still eligible to enter.

PayPal will be awarding these celebrations throughout the competition.

PayPal shopping expert Danielle Grant says now there is no reason for any Aussie to say they have nothing to do this weekend.

“Over the last couple of months, I’ve really missed hanging out with my extended family and my friends. But I’ve learnt during this time is that keeping your physical distance doesn’t mean you have to be completely isolated and connecting online is a great way to hang out and look after our mental health during this challenging period," Grant says.

"While the social distancing restrictions are gradually easing, we still all need to do our bit to help flatten the curve and avoid gathering in large groups. So, if you’re looking for things to do this weekend, look no further, gather your friends online and throw an iso-party! We want to see creativity, flare, and out-of-the box thinking!"

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