Reserving your Lumina home this week? Enjoy a 50% discount at Shopee!

Gone are the days when people believe August as a ghost month. And for Lumina Homes, August means celebrating its anniversary with its growing number of homeowners. You can say that it also marks the start of its long Christmas giveaways, beginning with this awesome 50% reservation discount during Shopee 8.8!

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Here’s the step-by-step guide to claim your discounted e-voucher:

  • Proceed to Lumina Homes Shopee Mall store at www.shopee.ph/luminahomesofficial;
  • Browse through the available or featured home reservation e-vouchers;
  • Read the e-voucher description and chat with the seller to inquire about Lumina Homes projects location where you can use the e-voucher;
  • Choose your preferred e-voucher and click “Buy Now” or “Add to Cart” and pay for the e-voucher through Shopee Pay, GCash, or credit card.
  • The Lumina Homes Expert will receive a notification of the sale, then he/she will contact you to schedule an online appointment for marketing briefing and completion of documents.

Times are changing, and the ease of reserving your new home only gets more and more appealing, at least when you’re dealing with Lumina Homes. 

Choose your preferred location, whether you’re in Luzon, Visayas or Mindanao. The projects are available in over 50 key cities and municipalities in the Philippines, such as Rizal, Bulacan, Bataan, Zambales, Nueva Ecija, Tarlac, Pangasinan, La Union, Cagayan, Cavite, Batangas, Laguna, Quezon, Albay, Sorsogon, Iloilo, Cebu, Negros Occidental, Agusan del Norte, Zamboanga del Sur, Bukidnon, Misamis Occidental, and Davao del Norte.

Is stepping into your home your 2022 Christmas wish? This Lumina Homes x Shopee 8.8 could be your sign to fulfill that goal and more! With Lumina Homes’ beautiful houses and modern community centers, right away you’ll definitely feel that you belong.

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Here’s how to get Php500 off when reserve your own Lumina home online:

  1. Visit Lumina Homes’ website.
  2. Click “E-Services” and “Reserve Online” then fill out your details.
  3. Fill out the project name, phase, block and lot of your preferred Lumina project.
  4. Proceed to payment and use my code JLBLMN500. Payments via GCash or debit/credit cards are accepted.

For more information and announcements, follow @luminahomesofficial on Facebook or visit Lumina Homes’ official website at www.lumina.com.ph.

How small businesses can tap the power of micro-influencers

So now you’ve launched your own business, congratulations!

I’m sure you’re all excited to bring your particular brand of products and services to customers who need it.

The challenge is how to let them know that it exists, right?

As a small business owner, you might already find your hands full handling the day-to-day operations of your enterprise as well as coming up with long-term strategies to grow your business.

Promoting your business consistently and effectively may be quite beyond your bandwidth at the moment.

Also, while the proliferation of various social media platforms may provide a myriad of possibilities in increasing your business’ visibility, mastering how to use these digital outlets will entail a lot of time and effort that might be better used for your core business.

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Why not secure the help of people who are already adept at using these platforms?

Tapping top-tier social media influencers to promote your brand may not be within your budget, but take heart: you can opt to partner with a category of social media mavens who can bring the most bang for your bucks.

I’m referring to, of course, micro-influencers.

A 2021 Forbes article by Kelly Ehlers posits that brands who want to work with any level of influencers should consider several factors which include the following:

  • Cost. Influencers with high follower counts command hefty fees which may limit the actual output that can be negotiated with them but the number of followers who actually make purchase decisions based on their recommendations may not be as high as expected. This would bring your brand’s return on investment (ROI) into question when working with macro-influencers. In contrast, micro-influencers with a smaller follower base may be more affordable for brands to tap and may tend to bring more into the collaboration in terms of additional posts or other services as a way of building a long-term partnership.
  • Authenticity. Social media users follow influencers because the lifestyle and views depicted in the influencers’ content resonate with them. A seemingly off-brand collaboration may prove to be off-putting, not just to the influencers’ followers, but also to the brands’ existing customers. Micro-influencers, on the other hand, often reach out to brands that they actually love and want to support, or brands that they feel can resonate with their audience.
  • Reach. While an individual micro-influencer’s follower count may limit the reach of a single sponsored post, working with various micro-influencers of varying ages, geographic locations and other demographics can allow you to expand your brand’s reach across different market segments. Furthermore, micro-influencers also have the potential to engage with niche audiences, especially if they specialize in a particular topic or interest.
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So are you now ready to work with micro-influencers to grow your business?

The next challenge is how to go about finding and engaging them.

Intellifluence is an influencer marketing service that helps brands and influencers collaborate to achieve their respective goals.

Its roster of influencers include celebrities, niche authorities as well as peer-level micro-influencers which can be tapped for campaigns aimed at increasing social sales, pre-launch product testing, branding, amplification of communications and search engine optimization (SEO). Its covered platforms run the gamut of popular social media sites such as Facebook, Instagram, Youtube, Tiktok, Twitter and LinkedIn, as well as custom marketplaces, Amazon, and blogs.

Sign up here for more details and to get 50% off your first month at Intellifluence.

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MetroMart gives tips on how to make the most out of your online grocery shopping

One great thing that came about with the new normal is the convenience of shopping for our groceries online. Here are some tips so you can really maximize your budget and time on your next digital shopping journey with MetroMart – the #1 online grocery delivery service in the Philippines.

Make a list

Just like a physical trip to the store, go into the shopping platform with a plan, and stick to it. Try writing down all your meals for the coming week so you know all the ingredients you’ll need. If you come across something you like but can’t buy yet, don’t worry, just click the heart or like button and you can add it to your wishlist for later!

MetroMart

Save through sales

Try to schedule your checkout time when there’s a sale. These are usually during payday periods like the 15th and end of every month. Check out featured items on sale in MetroMart’s “Payday Specials” to score a big bargain. In this way, you not just save with your online shopping by foregoing the gasoline and transportation expenses, but you also get more savings on your groceries and essentials. 

Buy in bulk

Take advantage of the wholesale and retail prices of supermarkets such as UltraMega, that’s now also available on MetroMart! Re-stocking for your home pantry or for your sari-sari store is now 1, 2, easy, and just a few taps on your phone. Especially with the wide selection of items with budget- and retailer- friendly prices from UltraMega Supermarket. You can also avail FREE Delivery for orders with a minimum spend of ₱1,000 until August 2.

MetroMart

Pay and get more discounts

All customers of MetroMart have a wide selection for modes of payment on their online shopping. These include Cash on Delivery, via e-wallet through GCash, or via Debit/Credit cards with leading banks nationwide. Even more promos and discounts will be available through the different modes of payment availed by the customer.

Buy for your special someone

Did you know that you can order your groceries with MetroMart and then get it delivered to another address, even when you’re out of town or abroad? This would be especially helpful if you want to get fresh vegetables and food for your family, but they’re in a different location. What’s really cool too is that MetroMart has expanded to new locations throughout the Philippines like in Davao, Bicol, Cabanatuan, Cagayan de Oro, Iloilo, Palawan, and Pangasinan. The big convenience of online grocery shopping is definitely for every Pinoy!

MetroMart now in Bicol and Davao

Try new things, love local

Sometimes, you just never know what kind of food you may want to try or what you’ll suddenly need for your home. Never fear, just go straight into your MetroMart app and order right away! Apart from the leading supermarkets, MetroMart has other specialty stores in different categories like hardware, toys, novelty items, pet care, food products, furniture and medicine. It’s a great way to check out and support new brands by awesome Pinoy entrepreneurs, all in the comfort of your home and on your smartphone.

Stay tuned for lots of upcoming promos, discounts and sales events at MetroMart this 2022. Carpe diem and carpe discounts, happy shopping!

MetroMart

MetroMart is the #1 online grocery delivery service in the Philippines. Our grocery partners include Robinsons Supermarket, S&R (with or no membership card required), Landmark, The Marketplace, Shopwise, All Day Supermarket, Merrymart and over 500+ specialty store retailers like Pet Express, Baby Company, Toy Kingdom, Toys R Us, National Book Store, Office Warehouse, Southstar Drug and AllDay Rx. Customers can order from their favorite stores on the MetroMart app and have it delivered to their door in less than 2 hours! For more updates on MetroMart, like and follow us on Facebook at https://facebook.com/MetroMartPH. Order groceries online or download the app via https://bit.ly/DownloadNowMM.

Australian brand Coles now available exclusively at SM Markets

When you think of Australia (the continent and the country!), what comes to mind?

Is it the unusual fauna such as koalas, kangaroos and wallabies that make Austrialia their home? Is it Australia’s iconic landmarks such as the Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbor Bridge? Is it the natural wonders that abound in the continent such as the Great Barrier Reef and the Great Outback?

Being the sixth largest country in the world, Australia is filled with awe-inspiring wildlife and sceneries, which also makes it one of the top tourist destinations of the world.

And while visiting Australia is not something you can do everyday, you can definitely enjoy some of the flavors that make The Land Down Under a delicious place to be.

SM Markets exclusively brings home hundreds of Coles products and makes them available in select SM Supermarket, SM Hypermarket and Savemore branches.

Coles SM Markets
Coles SM Markets
Coles SM Markets
Coles SM Markets

Coles is one of Australia’s largest supermarket chains with over 800 outlets. It made its way tot he Philippines for the very first time through its sole distributor, SM Markets, giving Pinoys the chance to experience Aussie flavors at home. With high-quality, yet practical and budget-friendly products ranging from cookies, chocolate bars, milk, Australian honey, coffee, tea and cereals to baking needs, condiments, hearty soups, tasty liquid stocks and more, Coles is all set to expand Pinoys’ gastronomic horizons.

Coles SM Markets
Coles SM Markets

“We’re very proud to exclusively carry great selections of Coles products as part of our already wide range of offerings,” shares Jojo Tagbo, SM Supermarket president. “Coles is a very practical brand that offers value for money and we definitely recommend it for everyday use, especially because of its affordability. It has always been SM Markets’ endeavor to bring the world’s best products to the grocery carts and, ultimately, the tables of our customers. We feel very privileged to be the only store where people can find and satisfy their Coles cravings.

Coles SM Markets
Coles SM Markets
Coles SM Markets
Coles SM Markets

Coles products are available in thirty branches all over the country:

  • SM Supermarket: Baguio, Aura Premier, Davao, Megamall B, Mandurriao, San Lazaro, Bacolod, Fairview, Makati, Naga, Lucena, Cebu Reclamation, Southmall, Dasmarinas, Roxas, and soon in Lanang Davao, Olongapo Central, North EDSA, Puerto Princesa, Seaside Cebu, Sta. Rosa, Marikina, Bacoor, Cagayan de Oro and Pampanga
  • SM Hypermarket: Mall of Asia, Clark, Pasig, Fairview, Marilao, North EDSA, Taytay, Bicutan, Sucat, Cherry Congressional, Las Pinas, Jazz, Molino, and soon in Baliwag, Rosales, FTI, Marketmall Dasma, Jmall, and Dagupan
  • Savemore Market: Acacia, La Trinidad, and soon in Light Residences, Parkmall, Dumaguete, Tacloban, Bangkal, Angono and Boracay

Product samples were provided to facilitate this feature. Details provided in a recent press release.

Shop, Sell and Be Entertained on TikTok Shop in the Philippines

TikTok, the leading short-form video platform, recently launched its online marketplace, TikTok Shop, in the Philippines. Through this brand new e-commerce platform, TikTok Shop aims to open up more business opportunities not only for brands, but also for small- to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). All these, whilst providing a fresh new shopping experience for users and opportunities for local content creators alike.

TikTok Shop products can be purchased through product anchors embedded in short videos, live streams, and the TikTok Product Showcase tab of a merchant’s TikTok page, making it easy for users to be entertained and yet shop at the same time. 

At TikTok Shop in the Philippines, affordable and unique items are on offer locally, even those hard-to-find must-haves. TikTok users can purchase items from various categories of products including fashion, home&living, beauty and personal care. They can enjoy shopping from favorite brands such as realme, Unilove, Perysmith and Kily.phonline 

During June 15 to 21, TikTok Shop held its maiden mid-year sale in the Philippines, highlighted by super deals and users enjoyed up to 70% discounts, subsidised shipping and first-time buyers received coupons and discounts. For shipments to the Luzon region, there were shipping vouchers of up to PhP 150 off with a PhP 10 minimum spend. For shipments outside Luzon, there were shipping vouchers of up to PhP 150 off with a PhP 50 minimum spend.

#TikTokShopSuperDeals

Celebrities and top content creators joined the very first sale, including top actress Glaiza De Castro, TV host Macoy Dubs, and top creator Alfea, who did key live sessions and short video posts via TikTok Shop. 

The week-long mid-year sales campaign saw TikTok Shop Philippines gain a 33% growth in its daily gross merchandise value (GMV). The e-commerce platform’s number of daily orders likewise jumped by 29%, while the volume of livestream climbed 36% compared to the previous week (June 8 to 14).

Top products bought and sold during the mid-year sale were air fryers, high-waist skinny jeans for women, water bottles and colortint make up. Top brands were Gaabor, KILY.PH and Uni-Love. The top creators includes HaroldBalilo, Kntxyrl, Nina Cabrera, actress Glaiza De Castro. 

Kimberly Duyag, CEO of the well-known local cloth and garment brand KILY.PH, shared her experience, “We created more than PhP 5 million sales during the first mid-year sales campaign, and we just began to do livestream on a daily basis one month ago. Many sellers have been surprised by the platform’s support, especially the free shipping vouchers and discount promotion. Plus it also enables merchants, brands and creators showcase and sell their products directly on TikTok via feed, content or livestream.”

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The creator Harold Balilo achieved more than 500% GMV growth in one single live session compared with his best live before the campaign.  “I started on TikTok Shop in late April. It’s my very first time doing live selling. I’m so thankful and happy as a student and as a small creator looking for a part-time job as a live streaming creator. I can say that TikTok Shop has changed my life and offered huge help for me and my family,” said creator Harold Balilo. 

Sell products seamlessly and maximize branding on TikTok

TikTok Shop in the Philippines aims to provide local businesses a new avenue for reaching out to customers. It also aims to make purchasing possible and more accessible for Filipinos without leaving their favorite mobile entertainment platform. Merchants will be able to enjoy zero commission fees on the platform for selected products whilst payment service fees are capped at one per cent to payment service partners. 

Businesses can check out the Merchant page or view the Seller Recruitment page for more information about being part of TikTok Shop.

For additional information, please visit the Seller Center while the Seller University offers local trainings to sellers.

Download the app on your iOS and Android devices today. 

Freebies and deals await at OPPO’s 7.7 Sale on Shopee and Lazada

Global smart device brand OPPO gives you more reasons to shop, as it rains down freebies and exciting deals for its 7.7 Sale on Shopee and Lazada! From July 7-11, you can get up to 56% off on your favorite OPPO devices, like bestselling A Series phones OPPO A94 and OPPO A55, and Portrait Experts OPPO Reno5, Reno6 and Reno7 Series, as well as IOT devices OPPO Band and Enco Buds. 

OPPO Reno6 Z gives perfect gaming experience
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OPPO Reno5 4G Product Photo
OPPO A55 with System Booster

When the discounts rain, there are plenty more freebies that pour! Tons of freebies await shoppers during the sale, including free G25 Bluetooth Earphones going to all smartphone buyers in the 12:00am-2:00am window of July 7. If you’re not one of the early birds, there’s no need to worry about missing out on freebies, as OPPO will be filling your carts with even more free items! Take home free TG113 Bluetooth Speakers with your A94 purchase; a free Neon Island Deskpad when you check out any Reno6 series phone; and free A8 Long Speakers plus a Neon Island Deskpad when you shop Reno7 series.

Throughout the 7.7 Sale, you can also avail of limited time bundle deals for smartphone and IOT purchases. Get the OPPO Band + Enco Buds bundle for only Php1,999; the OPPO A55 + Enco Buds bundle for Php9,499; the OPPO A94 + Enco Buds bundle for Php11,999; OPPO Reno5 + Enco Buds bundle for just Php15,999; and finally the OPPO Reno5 5G + Enco Buds bundle for Php19,999. That’s more savings and more to take home for you! 

OPPO Enco Buds
OPPO Band Lifestyle Photo - 2

That’s not all – discount and shipping vouchers also await you when you check out during the sale period. Get vouchers worth Php200 off and Php400 off with minimum spends of Php9,999 and Php14,999 respectively. And with just a minimum spend of Php500, you can also avail of Php55 shipping voucher on Lazada, and Php50 shipping voucher on Shopee. Lazada customers can also avail of 10% coins cashback on every purchase, and can collect and redeem Lazada Bonus vouchers worth Php50 off for every Php500 spend. 

Give yourself a rainy day treat and check out OPPO’s official stores on  Shopee and Lazada to start adding to cart!

For more updates and detailed promotion mechanics about the sale, visit OPPO’s official website at www.oppo.com/ph or its official Facebook page at OPPO Philippines

Details and images provided in a recent press release.

#ISpawnedAReader: How to encourage kids to love reading

We all know that reading is a fundamental skill that not only facilitates more effective learning at school for our kids, but may also set them up for greater success in life.

Reading helps to improve vocabulary and language skills, stimulates imagination and creativity and promotes stronger analytical thinking.

However, with many distractions as well as alternatives for entertainment or information-gathering, reading is often not given priority by youngsters.

This may be because, to them, reading is not a fun activity, or they may be experiencing difficulties in reading that curtail their enjoyment.

As a parent, here are ways you can encourage your kids to love reading:

  • Being a role model. Show them that you also get entertained and well-informed through reading. Read newspapers or magazines and share tidbits that could interest them. Apply what you read in a joint activity by following a recipe to bake your children’s favorite treat or an instruction manual to assemble a toy.
  • Make it reading a priority activity. You can establish a “reading time” at home when you can read to your little one, or you and an older child can read side by side. Having some snacks in-hand, as well as a comfortable reading are, will help make reading a special bonding activity between and you kids.
  • Give them the right tools. If your child doesn’t relish the idea of lugging around books throughout the house or when you go outside, an e-reader may be your best bet.
  • Expose your children to different book genres. Join your kids in exploring different genres, especially those that they have expressed prior interest in like mystery, science fiction adventure or non-fiction books related to their interests.

What is a Kindle?

Kindle is a line of portable and wireless electronic reading devices (e-readers) produced by online retailer Amazon.com. They make use of a display technology called electronic paper which produces a sharp screen image that resembles text printed on paper, ensuring an easy and comfortable read.

For kids, an Kindle is more appropriate as a reading device as opposed to other personal mobile devices because:

  • It is purpose-built for reading with a glare-free display that reads real paper, even in direct sunlight. Its brightness van be adjusted to let the little ones read comfortably – indoors and outdoors, day and night.
  • A single battery charge lasts weeks, not hours.
  • The kids are subjected to less distractions as there are no games, ads or videos to go to and they can highlight passages, look up definitions, translate words, and adjust text size—without ever leaving the page.
  • Purchase of Kindle Kids includes a 1-year subscription to Amazon Kids+, where they can explore popular titles and series. It also includes access to the complete Harry Potter series, and the first book from other popular series such as Artemis Fowl. Parents can purchase additional titles from the Kindle Store.
  • It can hold hundreds of e-books, encouraging the little ones to grow their library which they can take with them wherever they go.
  • It comes with a 2-year worry-free guarantee. If it breaks, Amazon will replace it for free.

Ready to get this new nifty reading device for the kiddos? Check out your options below!

Kindle Kids
Kindle Paperwhite Kids

Get ready to build your kids’ library with the best-selling books below, available in both print and e-book versions.

For kids ages 1 to 3 years old

Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown
The Wonderful Things You Will Be by Emily Winfield Martin
I Love You to the Moon and Back by Amelia Hepworth
If Animals Kissed Goodnight by Ann Whitford Paul
How to Catch a Mermaid by Adam Wallace

For kids ages 3 to 5 years old

A Frog Ate My Sandwich! by Christine Durkin
The Angry Dragon by Michael Gordon
Strictly No Elephants by Lisa Mantchev
Elvin and Brayden, Friends Forever by Sandra Morrison
Do Not Wish for a Birthday Unicorn! by Sarina Siebenaler

For kids ages 6 to 8 years old

The Big Book of Silly Jokes for Kids by Carole P. Roman
You are an Amazing Girl: A Collection of Inspiring Stories about Courage, Friendship, Inner Strength and Self-Confidence by Nadia Ross
Oh No! My Dinosaur Is Sick! by JE Comet
The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein

For kids ages 8 to 12 years old

The Secret Zoo by Bryan Chick
Wish by Barbara O’Connor
The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill
When You Trap a Tiger by Tae Keller
Diary of a 6th Grade Ninja by Marcus Emerson

Take advantage of Amazon Prime Day deals

Ready to shop for your books and Kindle devices? The good news is that you can enjoy great discounts on your Amazon.com purchases during Amazon Prime Day!

On July 12 and 13, 2022, Amazon.com will hold a mega summer sale offering lots of deals on its myriad of products, exclusively to Amazon Prime members.

To take advantage of the awesome deals that await you during Amazon Prime Day, you need to be an Amazon Prime member.

You can also enjoy these exclusive benefits:

  • Fast and free delivery. Get two-day, next-day or same-day delivery to a US address for millions of items.
  • Prime Video. Get access to fresh movies releases and original award-winning Amazon productions.
  • Prime Reading. Get access to a rotating catalogue of e-books and audio books including one free pre-release book every month from editor’s picks.
  • and more!

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Shop for amazing new kitchenware on #AmazonPrimeDay

Did you use to have all these exciting plans of preparing fantastic meals at home but get bogged down by old-fashioned or obsolete kitchenware?

Are you planning to remodel and revamp your kitchen into a place where you can let your creative culinary juices flow?

Then you should start shopping for new and modern kitchen appliances soon. And there’s no better time to shop than on Amazon Prime Day.

What is Amazon Prime Day?

On July 12 and 13, 2022, e-commerce giant Amazon.com will hold a mega summer sale offering lots of deals on its myriad of products, exclusively to Amazon Prime members.

Whether you’re considering a minor kitchen upgrade or gunning for a major overhaul, shopping on Amazon Prime Day will let you score a haul that will make you excited to work in your kitchen!

Add these must-have kitchen appliances to your cart in preparation for the big sale:

Induction Cooktops

These are a type of electric cooktops which use electromagnetic waves to heat the cookware, as opposed to gas or or other electric stoves which conduct heat to the cookware. Induction cooktops have faster boiling times as well as precise temperature control, and are very easy to clean.

NutriChef Double Induction Cooktop
  • Ceramic Tempered Glass Induction Cooktop
  • Simple Electronic Plug-in Flameless Burner Design
  • (2) Circular Top Panel Heating Zones
  • Independent Configurable Temperature Zone Setting
  • High-Powered Heating Elements
  • Quickly Heats for Instant Food Prep
  • Safety Certified & Approved
AMZCHEF Double Induction Cooker
  • Silver edge and black polished crystal glass surface
  • Two independent heating zones
  • Power Mode and Temperature Mode
  • Comes with a countdown digital timer
  • Compatible with cast iron, iron, enameled iron, stainless steel manufactured with a magnetic bottom

Espresso Machines

If you ever dreamed of enjoying a freshly brewed cuppa – just like what you would get from a cafe barista – right in the comforts of home, an espresso machine may be just what you need.

Espresso machines brew coffee by forcing pressurized, nearly-boiling water through ground coffee and a filter to produce a thick and concentrated coffee called espresso.

Philips 3200 Series Fully Automatic Espresso Machine
  • Beverages: Espresso, Hot water, Coffee, Americano, Espresso Lungo
  • User Interface: Touch screen display
  • Milk Solution: Classic Milk Frother
  • Product dimensions: 246x371x433 mm
  • 3 Aroma Strength Settings
  • 12 Grinder Settings
  • 3 Temperature settings
Tchibo Fully Automatic Coffee & Espresso Machine
  • Bean-To-Brew.
  • Single Serving.
  • No Pods. No Waste.
  • German Technology.
  • Compact Size: (W) 7” (H) 12.4” (L) 15.6”

Kitchen Mixers

As appliances that grind, beat, stir and whip food, kitchen mixers have made the process of preparing dishes and culinary creations so much easier for many home cooks.

If you’re planning to try your hand at baking breads or making mousses and meringues, a higher-powered stand mixer will prove to be your best friend.

Kitchenaid Artisan Mini Plus 3.5-Qt.
  • 3.5 Quart Stainless Steel Bowl
  • Flex Edge Beater
  • Coated Dough Hook
  • 6-Wire Whip
DOBBOR 9.5QT Stand Mixer
  • 9.5-quart large capacity to meet the daily use of the family which can up to 10 people.
  • 660W power of planetary mixing system to evenly mix the ingredients in the bowl with low noise (<40dB).
  • Tilt-head design helps the kitchen electric stand mixer to lift its head smoothly.
  • Five silicone suction cups on the bottom to keep it secure to your countertop with no moving.

Multi-Cookers

Do you recall the times when home cooks used to slave all day in the kitchen, using various pots, pans and cooking equipment just to produce one complicated dish?

Multi-cookers do away with all of that with its ability to boil, simmer, bake, fry, grill roast, stew or steam food, all in the same device!

Instant Pot Duo 7-in-1 Multi-Cooker
  • Easy to use, easy to clean, fast, versatile, and convenient
  • Functions: pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker, steamer, sauté pan, yogurt maker & warmer
  • With 13 built-in smart programs
MasterChef Electric 10 in 1 Multifunctional Cooker
  • Combines many kitchen appliances in one
  • Has a range of 10 smart cooking programs 
  • Energy saving

Air Fryers

Healthy eating is becoming a way of life for many of us and one way to do so is by reducing our use of oil in our cooking.

Air fryers help us achieve this by simulating deep-frying without submerging the food in oil. Hot air is circulated within the device at high speeds, resulting in crispiness that you usually get from deep-frying, but with much less oil.

COSORI Air Fryer 6.8 Qt
  • Patented 360 ThermoIQ Technology
  • Customize and save 10 cooking functions with your preferred time and temperature
  • Free VeSync app lets you control your air fryer remotely
Chefavor Air Fryer Toaster Oven Combo
  • Wide temperature range of 200°-450°F
  • The high-speed convection fans speed up cooking for a quick fried finish
  • Equipped with advanced over-heat protection for added safety
  • Watch your foods cook to crispy perfection with wide windows and an interior light
  • Includes wire rack, baking tray, air fry basket, removable crumb tray and tray handle

Smokeless Grill and Hotpot

We’ve all fallen in love with Korean barbecue, but can you imagine the sheer gastronomic pleasure of enjoying your freshly grilled meats while slurping on freshly made soup from a Chinese-style hotpot, right at your dining table?

That’s what a smokeless grill and hotpot can do. With this gadget in your arsenal, an Asian-style food party can be done in a jiffy.

Food Party 2 in 1 Electric Smokeless Grill and Hot Pot
  • Fast and Even Heating Technology
  • Easy to Clean
  • Multi-functional cooker
4YANG Hot Pot with Grill
  • Multi-function Hot Pot
  • Independent Dual Temperature Control
  • 8-seconds rapid heating
  • Smokeless and safe

So, are you now excited for Amazon Prime Day? Be sure to mark July 12 and 13 on your calendars!

Not yet an Amazon Prime member?

To take advantage of the awesome deals that await you during Amazon Prime Day, you need to be an Amazon Prime member.

You can also enjoy these exclusive benefits:

  • Fast and free delivery. Get two-day, next-day or same-day delivery to a US address for millions of items.
  • Prime Video. Get access to fresh movies releases and original award-winning Amazon productions.
  • Prime Reading. Get access to a rotating catalogue of e-books and audio books including one free pre-release book every month from editor’s picks.
  • and more!

Now, how to get your goodies home…

You might be getting worried about how much your Amazon Prime Day haul will set you back when it comes to shipping.

One way to minimize your shipping costs is by consolidating your packages via ShippingCart. It allows you to have your orders from e-commerce sites based in the US, UK, Australia and Japan delivered to a single shipping address in those countries where they are consolidated, then carefully packed into one parcel before shipping to your home address in the Philippines.

This also means that you can also purchase items that are not eligible for shipping to the Philippines!

Know more about ShippingCart and sign up for the service here. Indicate the US address provided by ShippingCart when you checkout your purchases on Amazon.com. Plus, use my code JELLYB to enjoy 15% off when you ship your consolidated parcels. (Discount will apply to first-time Shipping Cart users only. Code is valid until December 31, 2022.)

Happy shopping!

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Save the Date: July 12 & 13—Amazon Prime Day Returns Offering Amazon’s Lowest Prices Ever on Select Products

The two-day savings event includes must-have brands such as Beats, Casper, ELEMIS, Levi’s, iRobot, and SharkNinja; fashion styles from Amazon Essentials and Simple Joys by Carter’s; and Amazon’s lowest prices ever on select products from Sony, Bose, and GE

Early deals start June 21, including 55% off select Amazon devices, up to 50% off Fire TV, and more deals from top brands like De’Longhi, Dove, and SodaStream

Prime members can also win big prizes by supporting small businesses from June 21 to July 11

Amazon’s annual Prime Day event is back. The 48-hour event kicks off July 12 at 3 a.m. EDT and runs through July 13 for Prime members in Austria, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Mexico, the Netherlands, Portugal, Singapore, Spain, the U.K., the U.S., and for the first time ever in Poland and Sweden. Later this summer, Prime Day deals events will be held in India, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates, as well as in Egypt for the first time.

Customers will be able to shop products from top national brands and more third-party sellers than last year’s Prime Day, including many small and medium-sized businesses. New deals—from fashion and electronics to toys and home—will go live throughout Prime Day, offering savings on products across categories, including from Customers’ Most Loved, Internet Famous, and a selection of Climate Pledge Friendly products.

“With the small businesses and national brands our members love and trust, we’re excited to offer some of our best Prime Day deals yet to even more customers around the world,” said Jamil Ghani, vice president of Amazon Prime. “This year, we’re making it simple for members to find the best deals, from personalized deal recommendations to Alexa reminders. It’s never been easier for Prime members to shop, save, and make the most of Prime Day.”

Shop early, save big

Customers don’t have to wait to save this Prime Day. Early deals and new, member-only offerings start June 21.

  • Score Big on Amazon Devices: Get deals starting June 21 and save up to 55% on select Amazon devices, including Echo Show 5 (2nd Gen) and Echo Show 5 (2nd Gen) Kids, Kindle Paperwhite, Amazon Glow with Tangram Bits, Halo Band, Luna Controller, Fire 7 Tablet (2019 release), Echo Dot (4th Gen) with a Free Smart Bulb, Ring Alarm Security Kit 8-Piece (2nd Gen), Blink Video Doorbell, eero mesh WiFi routers, and more.
  • Save on Fire TV smart TVs: Starting at just $89.99, save early with Fire TV smart TVs from brands including Toshiba, Insignia, Pioneer, and Amazon.
    • Insignia 24-inch HD Smart Fire TV: $89.99 (47% off)
    • Insignia 32-inch HD Smart Fire TV: $99.99 (44% off)
    • Amazon Fire TV 55-inch Omni Series 4K UHD smart TV, hands-free with Alexa: $299.99 (46% off)
    • Amazon Fire TV 43-inch 4-Series 4K UHD smart TV: $199.99 (46% off)
    • Amazon Fire TV 50-inch 4-Series 4K UHD smart TV: $259.99 (45% off)
    • Amazon Fire TV 55-inch 4-Series 4K UHD smart TV: $284.99 (45% off)
    • Toshiba 75-inch M550-Series 4K UHD Smart Fire TV: $699.99 (50% off)
    • Pioneer 43-inch 4K UHD Smart TV: $199.99 (37% off)
  • Shop on Amazon Live: Starting June 21, customers will have an opportunity to shop early Prime Day deals alongside their favorite celebrities and influencers, including Porsha Williams, Joe and Frank Mele, and Lala Kent. On June 28 at 1 p.m. EDT, Hilary Duff will join some of her favorite small business owners who will showcase their products and share inspiring stories behind their brands. To watch, visit amazon.com/liveprimeday or download the Amazon Live Shopping app on Fire TV.
  • Buy Now, Pay Over Time with Affirm: From June 28 through July 11, Prime members can get 0% APR on three equal monthly payments when they spend $50 or more on eligible products on Amazon upon credit approval by Affirm. For example, a $300 purchase might cost $100/month over three months at 0% APR. Visit amazon.com/affirm to learn more.
  • Save with new Amazon Fresh Stores Prime Benefit: Starting June 29, Prime members will save 20% on select everyday essentials at Amazon Fresh stores across the U.S. Members can enjoy this new benefit year-round by scanning their Amazon app at the register or paying with a credit card registered to their Prime account.
  • Earn Rewards with the Amazon Prime Rewards Visa Card: From July 1 through July 29, Prime members get a $200 Amazon Gift Card instantly upon approval for the Amazon Prime Rewards Visa Card. Cardmembers with an eligible Prime membership can earn 6% back at Amazon and Whole Foods Market on Prime Day and 5% back year-round, plus 2% back at restaurants, gas stations, and drugstores, and 1% back everywhere Visa is accepted.
Shopping small businesses

This year we’ve made it easier than ever to support small businesses.

  • Win Big by Supporting Small: From June 21 through July 11, for every $1 spent on eligible small business products, customers will receive a chance to win epic prizes. In the U.S., this includes a pre-game experience and tickets to Super Bowl LVII, VIP passes to music experiences in Los Angeles and Las Vegas, tickets to a special New York City screening and cast meet-and-greet for Prime Video’s upcoming The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power seriesand a VIP trip to Amazon’s first-ever clothing store, Amazon Style, near Los Angeles. Plus, hundreds of thousands of sweepstakes entrants globally will have a chance to win Amazon gift cards. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited. Must be 18 or older to enter. To learn more about the sweepstakes and to see official rules, visit amazon.com/primedaysweepstakes.
  • Look for the Small Business Badge: Prime members can discover and shop products from small business brands in Amazon’s store with the new Small Business Badge. This new badge makes it easier for members to identify products from small business brands and artisans. To learn more and shop curated collections—including from Black-owned, woman-owned, and military family-owned small businesses—visit amazon.com/supportsmall.
Get ready ahead of Prime Day

This year, Amazon makes preparing for Prime Day easier and more rewarding than ever. Members can earn credit to put toward their Prime Day purchases, receive custom product recommendations, and set up deal notifications and reminders to get ready. Amazon is also offering an exclusive gaming experience just for Prime members to celebrate before Prime Day. Customers can join Prime or start a free trial at amazon.com/primeday to participate.

  • Create Deal Alerts for Personalized Recommendations: Prime members can subscribe to receive deal alert notifications related to their recent Amazon searches and recently viewed items. All they have to do is visit the Prime Day event page on the Amazon app between now and Prime Day to create deal alerts. Once Prime Day arrives, members will receive push notifications on any available deals.
  • Earn a $10 Credit Through Prime Stampcard: From June 16 through Prime Day, members are invited to explore the perks of membership to receive a $10 credit toward their Prime Day order or future Amazon purchase. To participate, members collect a stamp for completing each of four Prime activities: stream Prime Video, listen to Prime Music, borrow a Prime Reading or Kindle Unlimited book or add one to their library, and make a Prime-shipping eligible purchase. Members can visit https://amazon.com/cer/stampcard/home to learn more.
  • Get Deal Notifications from Alexa: Prime members never have to worry about missing a deal thanks to Alexa. Members can add products to their Wish List, Cart, or Save for Later, and then ask Alexa to notify them about the deal when it’s live or even order it on their behalf.
  • Set a Reminder: Prime members can tell their Alexa devices, “Remind me when Prime Day starts,” to be alerted when the two-day deals event begins.
  • Tune in to Ultimate CrownOn July 9 starting at 7 p.m. EDT, Prime members can tune in globally to the gaming event of the summer—Ultimate Crown—on Twitch.tv/Crown and Prime Video. An all-star lineup of gamers and streamers will battle live from Las Vegas at the HyperX Arena. Prime members will have a chance to attend in person or participate in live chats for a chance to win exclusive giveaways and gifted subs.
Prime day deliveries

Fast, free delivery of Prime Day orders is made possible thanks to Amazon’s global transportation network, which is powered by a combination of innovative technology, transportation services, dedicated associates, and partners. Amazon continues to build, innovate, and scale this network around the world—from rail and trucks to planes, vans, and more—while focusing on the safety, well-being, and career advancement of the people and partners who work across the Journey of an Amazon Package. From a veteran loading cargo into the belly of an Amazon Air aircraft to the driver who delivers that familiar Amazon box, it’s the people and partners across the operations network who make it all possible.

Every day, made better with Prime

Prime offers the best of shopping, savings, and entertainment to more than 200 million paid members around the world. In the U.S., that includes unlimited access to award-winning movies and series with Prime Video, ad-free listening of 2 million songs, thousands of stations and playlists, and thousands of podcasts with Amazon Music, free games with Prime Gaming, more than 3,000 books and magazines with Prime Reading, unlimited photo storage with Amazon Photos, and incredible savings with Prime Day. Prime was built on the foundation of unlimited fast, free shipping. Prime members enjoy ultrafast grocery delivery and pickup from Amazon Fresh and Whole Foods Market in more than 5,000 cities and towns, free Same-Day Delivery on hundreds of thousands of items in over 90 major metropolitan areas, and free One-Day Delivery on more than 20 million items coast to coast. Prime members also receive fast, free delivery on prescriptions from Amazon Pharmacy and prescription savings at more than 60,000 participating pharmacies in the U.S. To join Prime or start a free trial, visit amazon.com/prime.

About Amazon

Amazon is guided by four principles: customer obsession rather than competitor focus, passion for invention, commitment to operational excellence, and long-term thinking. Amazon strives to be Earth’s Most Customer-Centric Company, Earth’s Best Employer, and Earth’s Safest Place to Work. Customer reviews, 1-Click shopping, personalized recommendations, Prime, Fulfillment by Amazon, AWS, Kindle Direct Publishing, Kindle, Career Choice, Fire tablets, Fire TV, Amazon Echo, Alexa, Just Walk Out technology, Amazon Studios, and The Climate Pledge are some of the things pioneered by Amazon. For more information, visit amazon.com/about and follow @AmazonNews.

Details provided in a recent press release.

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Don’t Skip Dad’s Day: 3 gift ideas for Father’s Day

Buying gifts for mom can be a bit tricky, but we’re sure you’ll agree that picking gifts for dad is an unmatched kind of difficulty. Father’s Day is just around the corner and we are sure you are still struggling with what to get him. We know this, he basically claims to want nothing when asked.

Power Mac Center’s Don’t Skip Dad’s Day campaign offers the most exciting deals specially made for our loving fathers. We have rounded up the best tech gifts that he will surely use. Side note, all of these practical finds come with a discount!

So whether you’re looking for a gift for your all-around dad, your hardworking father who deserves a break, or your dad on the go who loves adventures, we have just the right gift idea for you!

For the all-around dad

All-around dads deserve all-around gifts! Present and active in all respects of work, house, and fatherly duties, surely your multifaceted dad is an incredibly dependable person. On his special day, what he needs is an equally reliable device that he can count on whenever he performs his tasks.

Get your hands on these Apple products with up to a big discount! Power Mac Center offers up to P12,000 off on iPhone 13 and up to P8,490 off on iPad Pro M1. These exciting gifts that reflect how much you support all his ventures will definitely surprise him on Father’s Day.

Power Mac Center Father's Day Sale

Wait, there’s more! You can also enjoy up to P3,000 off on AirPods Pro and up to P1,500 discount on select Apple Watch series.

These promos are available in Power Mac Center and The Loop stores nationwide, Web Store, Viber Store, and The Loop by Power Mac Center official stores on Lazada and Shopee.

For the hardworking dad

Dads are like superheroes we can always count on to protect the family. On his special day, why not return the favor even with just a simple gesture? Give him the essential accessories so his day-to-day devices are protected, too. With a strong focus on his work, a perfectly functioning charging cord and an undamaged iPhone case are not at the top of his priority list. Nothing screams thoughtfulness more than recognizing the little things and understanding his needs. 

Power Mac Center gives you up to 95% discount on accessories like cases, charging cables, connectors, storage, audio, and car accessories. And if you’re feeling a little extra, get the rest of the family too to purchase gifts for dad to get free shipping when you purchase a minimum of P2,500 worth of accessories on Power Mac Center online stores from June 15 to June 19, 2022.

Power Mac Center Father's Day Sale

These offers are available at Power Mac Center and The Loop stores nationwide, Web Store, and The Loop by Power Mac Center official stores on Lazada and Shopee.

For the dad-on-the-go

Still confused about what to get your gym buff dad? If he doesn’t skip leg day, then you definitely shouldn’t skip dad’s day. You can allow him to try new Saddle Row classes for a change. It can be the next fun activity he can enjoy with you or your mom. Plus, with its health and fitness benefits, it will be well worth it, too!

In collaboration with Saddle Row, Power Mac Center gives you the exclusive opportunity to try out the best fitness classes, like indoor cycling and indoor rowing. Purchase a minimum of P30,000 worth of items at Power Mac Center and The Loop stores to be one of the five lucky winners of a whopping P10,000 gift certificate from Saddle Row, where your dad can engage in a holistic level of fitness that will benefit his health and mental well-being.

Launched in 2015, Saddle Row is a boutique fitness concept creating tailor-fit indoor workouts for cycling and rowing. If you’re looking for a safe and smart fitness experience in the shortest possible time for your dad, let him try Saddle Row’s indoor workout programs.

Take advantage of the week-long promos of generous discounts from June 14, 2022 (Tuesday) to June 19, 2022 (Sunday). Sale activities are available at all Power Mac Center and The Loop stores nationwide, web store, Viber store, and Power Mac Center official Lazada and Shopee stores.

For more information on the amazing deals, click here and follow Power Mac Center on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok. Subscribe to the PMC Viber community for any inquiries or to learn the updates about the latest Apple offerings.

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You car purchase does not have to bust your budget

With many of the lockdown restrictions easing up, I was happy to realize that I now have greater mobility around the metro and even beyond. I now have more options on the places I can visit and even farther destinations that I can travel to. So now, I can start acting on my previous plans to wander around, see new sights and embrace new experiences.

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A huge factor in these plans, of course, is transportation. Despite the waning number of cases, it is still a COVID-19 world and the risks posed by the pandemic is still very real. I have found that using my private vehicle, especially for out-of-town staycations, is still the safest, most convenient, most cost effective and most comfortable way to travel as opposed to doing so by public transportation or car rental.

For one thing, with only myself and my immediate family as passengers, we are able avoid contact with other people during the trip. Secondly, we don’t have to produce documents like antigen test results and vaccination cards just to board our car. Also, we don’t have to pay for luggage and other miscellaneous expenses usually encountered during commercial travel. Another plus point is that, since we are all relatively healthy and we are traveling inside our own vehicle, we don’t have to wear protective gear like facemasks, gloves or similar items that would hamper our comfort, and we have the freedom to make ourselves as comfortable as we see fit.

Clearly, owning a car opens up a world of fun possibilities when it comes to domestic travel.

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If you are in the market for a new car, however, you should know that buying a car is one of the biggest purchase decisions you can make, and it is not one to take lightly. As shared by author Kathleen Elkins in this CNBC article, there are myriad pressing financial items to consider other than your vehicle’s purchase price. These include your car registration fees, automobile insurance, fuel consumption (especially with today’s soaring gas prices!), maintenance and parking fees. Really, all these could add up to quite a lot!

Even the car’s actual price can actually balloon up once you factor in sales taxes and loan interest rates, plus, of course, your dealer’s commissions.

What you don’t need is to have that nagging worry that your car purchase would eventually run your monthly budget to the ground.

What you do need is a tool that helps add up the costs of your car payments so you can plan your budget accordingly.

CarPaymentCalculator.net, for instance, is a site that helps you compute your car payments. It crunches the numbers for you, whether for your loan application or based on how much of your monthly budget you can allot to your car payments. It factors in items such as rebates or trade-in obligations, giving you a more complete picture of what your car purchase will actually cost you.

You can also compute for operating costs such as your gas budget or your car’s fuel efficiency, taking out a lot of the guess work when it comes to your car-related expenses.

This allows you to more accurately forecast your monthly expenses, enabling you to budget more effectively for your family’s basic needs, as well as for small luxuries, such as traveling to exciting destinations!

Car Buying Pics from Pexels

There should be more to your life than just worrying about your car payments. You should make room for the fun stuff, like enjoying the joys that owning a car brings you just like I did!

With a clearer picture of your car budget in mind, you can now take your initial steps towards your car purchase decision!

Let me know how it goes!

P.S. If your kiddos are like mine who get antsy during long trips, CarPaymentCalculator.net can also keep them entertained with its arcade of fun driving games like Cars Lightning Speed and Nick Racing Stars. Be sure to check these out!

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Going on a Journey to the Unlimited with Yassi Pressman and OPPO

Earlier this month, lucky few were able to experience the ultimate journey courtesy of OPPO, the global smart device brand – an all-expense paid trip to one of the most beautiful locations in the world, El Nido. Accompanied by the Reno7 Series ambassador Yassi Pressman, the raffle winners spent three days and two nights in the breathtaking island destination, capturing their adventures in portrait with The Portrait Expert, the OPPO Reno7.

Yassi Pressman Opo
Yassi Pressman Opo

Flown in via airline partner AirSWIFT Airlines Philippines, the guests were welcomed to the trip with a kit containing all the summer essentials needed to make the most of their unlimited journey, including a bucket hat, waterproof pouch and a beach mat. 

Yassi Pressman Opo
Yassi Pressman Opo

Throughout their stay, Yassi and the winners explored the beauty of El Nido as they went island hopping, swimming, and snorkeling in Kingkong Island, Cadlao Lagoon and Hayag. Yassi even shared how she was able to swim beside turtles and thousands of fish under the sea,  through an Instagram post. The group capped off each full day with a four-course meal and some R & R at the luxurious Lihim Resorts in El Nido.

Yassi Pressman Opo
Yassi Pressman Opo

The journey to the unlimited would not have been complete without the OPPO Reno7, the Portrait Expert that beautifully captures and records all your greatest moments from any unforgettable trip. Its 64MP HD triple rear camera setup and 16MP front camera with AI-powered camera features like Portrait Mode, Bokeh Flare Portrait and AI Highlight, allow you to snap professional-level photos and videos. The group did not need to worry about suddenly running out of battery in the middle of their island hopping, as the OPPO Reno7 comes with a 4500 mAh battery.

Yassi Pressman Opo
Yassi Pressman Opo

Go on your own journey to the unlimited with the OPPO Reno7 and express your #UnlimitedMeInPortrait. 

To know more about OPPO’s latest Reno7 5G, visit the OPPO Philippines’ official website at www.oppo.com.ph/ or its official Facebook page at OPPO Philippines. You can also check OPPO’s official stores on Shopee and Lazada.

About OPPO

OPPO is a leading global smart device brand. Since the launch of its first mobile phone – “Smiley Face” – in 2008, OPPO has been in relentless pursuit of the perfect synergy of aesthetic satisfaction and innovative technology. Today, OPPO provides a wide range of smart devices spearheaded by the Find and Reno series. Beyond devices, OPPO provides its users with the ColorOS operating system and internet services like OPPO Cloud and OPPO+. OPPO operates in more than 40 countries and regions, with 6 Research Institutes and 5 R&D Centers worldwide, as well as an International Design Center in London. More than 40,000 of OPPO’s employees are dedicated to creating a better life for customers around the world.

Details and images provided in a recent press release.

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Things to Do in Burlington This Summer

Burlington is a city of about 42,000 people in Vermont that is known as the “City of Lakes” and “City of Parks.” It’s also known for its natural beauty and outdoor activities.

It is the perfect place for people to get away from the hustle and bustle of life.

The city offers an abundance of things to do that are both relaxing and exciting. There are lots of natural beauty spots, such as Lake Champlain and the Green Mountains. The city also has a variety of restaurants, bars, and shops that will make any visitor feel like they want to start looking at Burlington houses for sale.

In Burlington, you can find everything you need to enjoy your time off from work or school-and it’s all within walking distance!

Here are some enjoyable things to do in Burlington, Vermont, this summer.

Visit the Vermont State House

Lake Champlain is the largest lake in New England and a popular tourist destination.

The lakefront is one of the most beautiful places to walk in Burlington. It is a short walk from the waterfront to the State Street Bridge and back again.

Lake Champlain has clear water, a sandy beach, and a wide variety of wildlife. The Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife manages the lakeshore for fishing, boating, swimming, and other recreational activities, all of which you’ll love in summer.

This walk will take you along Lake Champlain with its clear water, sand beach, and wide variety of wildlife. You can enjoy fishing or swimming on the sandy beach or simply just walking along the waterfront as you see some beautiful views.

Get Some Good Food and Drinks

Burlington has many great places to eat, but these are some of the best restaurants worth checking out:

1) The Friendly Toast – Breakfast, lunch and dinner. This restaurant offers great food with friendly service. They have a wide variety of breakfast and lunch options like omelets, muffins, sandwiches and bagels.

2) The Burlington Farmers Market – This market is open every day from 9 to 2 and offers fresh produce, meat, cheese, breads, and more.

3) Cosmic Grind Coffee Shop – Cosmic Grind Coffee Shop is a small coffee shop in Burlington. The success of Cosmic Grind is highly due to its welcoming atmosphere and great customer service. Cosmic Grind is a great place to stop by for an iced coffee or a warm drink on a cold day. They also have delicious pastries that are baked fresh in-house every morning.

Ride the Burlington Greenway

The Burlington Greenway is an eight-mile-long bike and pedestrian path that runs through the heart of the city.

The Burlington Greenway stretches from the South End to Burlington’s waterfront, and it connects to other bike paths along the Lake Champlain shore.

The greenway has a few small bridges and footbridges over the tracks. It is also home to a large number of trees and plants, which provide shade for walkers and cyclists, as well as a natural habitat for all the wildlife.

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Lumina Homes showers 10% reservation discount at Shopee 6.6

It’s halfway through the year and Lumina’s promos are getting better for online shoppers! Missed the 5% discount last Shopee 5.5? Fret not because Lumina Homes is doubling the fun with 10% off your reservation free via Shopee from June 1 to June 8.

Grab this promo price using this link: http://www.shopee.ph/luminahomesofficial, and choose from the following Lumina Homes house models exclusively available at the Shopee 6.6 Promo:

Lumina Shopee 6.6

Here’s the step-by-step guide to claim you discounted e-voucher:

  • Proceed to Lumina Homes Shopee Mall store at www.shopee.ph/luminahomesofficial.
  • Browse through the available or featured home reservation e-vouchers
  • Read the e-voucher description and chat with the seller to inquire about Lumina Homes projects location where you can use the e-voucher
  • Choose your preferred e-voucher and click “Buy Now” or “Add to Cart” and pay for the e- voucher through Shopee Pay, GCash, or credit card.
  • The Lumina Homes Expert will receive a notification of the sale, then he/she will contact you to schedule an online appointment for marketing briefing and completion of documents.

This exclusive discount only runs until June 8 so decide on your dream house now and don’t forget to claim your discount voucher!

LUMINA HOMES X SHOPEE 6.6 PROMO
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Lumina Polomolok
Lumina Polomolok

Lumina Homes is available in over 50 key cities and municipalities in the Philippines, such as Rizal, Bulacan, Bataan, Zambales, Nueva Ecija, Tarlac, Pangasinan, La Union, Cagayan, Isabela, Cavite, Batangas, Laguna, Quezon, Albay, Sorsogon, Iloilo, Cebu, Negros Occidental, Agusan del Norte, Zamboanga del Sur, Bukidnon, Misamis Occidental, and Davao del Norte.

Lumina Homes
Lumina Homes

Here’s how to get Php500 off when reserve your own Lumina home online:

  1. Visit Lumina Homes’ website.
  2. Click “E-Services” and “Reserve Online” then fill out your details.
  3. Fill out the project name, phase, block and lot of your preferred Lumina project.
  4. Proceed to payment and use my code JLBLMN500. Payments via GCash or debit/credit cards are accepted.

Details provided by Lumina Homes in a recent press release.

4 things to expect at the #PMC2MillionStrong celebration

Power Mac Center (PMC) recently hit another milestone after its online community on Facebook reached two million followers. To celebrate, the premier Apple partner is hosting a fun shopping weekend in gratitude to its patrons and loyal Apple enthusiasts in the country.

“The community we’ve built on Facebook has been instrumental in helping Power Mac Center grow into what it is today. With every engagement and interaction that we get on our social media pages, we are inspired to push harder in our mission of bringing world-class technology to Filipinos. This celebration is also our way of letting our patrons know how we’re thankful for our online community, as they help us improve how we serve their Apple needs. We look forward to more years of touching lives, sharing joy, and connecting with more people through technology and innovation,” said Joey Alvarez, PMC Director of Product Management, Marketing, and Space Planning.

PMC’s Facebook community serves as an avenue to inspire Apple users to showcase their creativity, simply have fun, and also work together for worthy causes. To celebrate its monumental growth, PMC prepared special surprises for customers and lucky fans.

…but first, a trip down memory lane

PMC joined Facebook on January 4, 2009. Back then, it was cool to “poke” your friends and status updates can only begin with “is.”

Over the years, it has built a lot of moments that led to the 2-million-strong PMC online community today. Among the most notable memories are the 20th anniversary celebration, which also coincided with the launch of 1 Infinite Access (then 1 Infinite Card) – PMC’s loyalty program; the successful blasting off into cyberspace of the Power Mac Center Web Store in 2019; and the much-anticipated annual launch of the latest iPhone series, particularly the “Journey to iPhone 13” livestream last year – PMC’s first-ever full online iPhone launch event. In all of these initiatives, fans generously shared their thoughts and their time to connect with fellow Apple lovers.

See some of PMC’s monumental Facebook memories at Power Mac Center’s official Facebook page.

Let’s take 5 (percent off)

Now, this is the fun part! As a simple treat to all customers and Facebook followers, ALL devices and accessories can be purchased at any Power Mac Center store nationwide at 5% off from May 27 to 29, 2022. Take home the latest iPhone 13 in 256GB for only P56,990.50 from the original price of P59,990, or get as much as P10,000 off on the 16-inch MacBook Pro Apple M1 max chip 1TB Space Gray.

Power Mac Center 2M Strong
Power Mac Center 2M Strong

The promotion is valid for cash and straight transactions, including straight credit card, debit card, bank transfer, check, HomeCredit, GCash, GrabPay, WeChat, AliPay, PayMaya, Hello Money, UnionPay, BDO Pay, ShopeePay, QRPH, Power Mac Center gift certificate, and trade-in value. No vaccination card or 1 Infinite Access membership required, but other terms and conditions will apply.

That shipping has sailed

Should you prefer to do your shopping online, PMC is also offering FREE shipping nationwide for a minimum purchase worth P2,500 on its official Web Store and Viber Store from May 27 to 29, 2022. Choose from a wide variety of devices and accessories, including iPhone, iPad, Watch, and Mac in a few clicks or taps on your device.

Join the fun online!

Stay updated on the latest announcements on deals, discounts, promos, and keep on visiting Power Mac Center’s Facebook page for more surprises in the coming weeks! Invite your family and friends to also like and follow PMC on Facebook so they can join the #PMC2MillionStrong celebration.

Established in 1994, PMC was born at a time when people didn’t think it was wise to invest in the Apple business. PMC’s founders embraced Steve Jobs’ “Think Different” mentality and built today’s largest network of Apple authorized retail stores, repair and service centers, and education resellers in the Philippines. It carries the entire Apple line in its stores, as well as a variety of premium products from partner brands.

Even better, PMC allows payments via installments with zero interest and no down payment to partner major banks and non-credit card installment options such as Home Credit to cater to all customers and enable them to invest in the quality of Apple devices that are easy on the pocket.

Join the growing community and be updated on the latest announcements, deals, and discounts! Follow Power Mac Center on Facebook,Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok.

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About Power Mac Center

Power Mac Center is a recognized Apple Premium Reseller, Apple Authorized Education Reseller, Apple Authorized Training Provider, and Apple Authorized Service Provider in the Philippines. Power Mac Center has become a reliable retail shop and service provider of Apple products to the Filipino consumer.

The company has grown to over 80 branches nationwide, with stores located in Greenbelt 3, Glorietta 5, The Annex at SM City North EDSA, SM City Fairview, TriNoma, Robinsons Magnolia,  SM Megamall, The Podium, SM Mall of Asia, SM Aura Premier, Festival Supermall, Cash and Carry Mall, Abreeza Mall, SM Lanang Premier, SM City Marikina, Power Plant Mall, SM City BF Parañaque, Harbor Point, SM City Southmall, SM City Pampanga, SM City Bacoor, SM City Lipa, SM City Sta. Rosa, SM City Batangas, SM City Dasmariñas, Circuit Makati, Vista Mall Sta. Rosa, SM East Ortigas,  KCC Mall de Zamboanga, Vista Mall Bataan, SM City San Pablo, SM City Trece Martires, Robinsons Galleria Cebu, Ayala Malls Cloverleaf, Ayala Malls Vertis North, SM City Urdaneta Central, SM City Clark, SM City Puerto Princesa, SM City Telabastagan, SM CDO Downtown Premier, SM City Legazpi, Fora Tagaytay, Festive Walk Mall Iloilo, Robinsons Place Butuan, SM City Lucena, SM City San Lazaro, SM City Olongapo Central, Ayala Malls Manila Bay, Robinsons Place Tuguegarao, Eastwood City, Neo Plaza Bldg. Ongpin, SM City Grand Central, and SM City Butuan.

The Loop by Power Mac Center stores are located in Ayala Malls Feliz, U.P. Town Center, Ayala Malls the 30th, Uptown Mall, Venice Grand Canal Mall, Lucky Chinatown Mall, De La Salle – College of Saint Benilde, SM Mall of Asia, Xentro Mall Vigan, SM Center Dagupan, Southwoods Mall, SM City Calamba, SM City San Mateo, D’Mall Boracay, Ayala Center Cebu, Ayala Malls Capitol Central, SM City CDO, SM City Davao, and SM City General Santos.

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