Grab exclusive and awesome deals from vivo E-store this during the week-long Black Friday Sale!

Traditionally, Black Friday marks the start of the Christmas season. Many stores offer highly promoted products at discounted prices and vivo Philippines is one of them!

Now is the perfect time to get the best deals from vivo as the brand is offering up to 40% discount to select products. Consumers also get a chance to win exciting freebies such as sim cards, premium tumblers, wireless earbuds, BT neckband and two-in-one (2-n-1) clock speakers if you purchase vivo V25 series, Y35, Y16, and Y22s. The promotion will officially kick off on November 23 until November 30, 2022 via vivo E-comm store.

vivo Black Friday Sale

vivo Philippines also offers more payment terms for Filipinos to enjoy – consumers can also enjoy affordable installment payment through Billease with 0% interest for up to six (6) months and with up to 34% of down payment only from November 21 until November 30.

For the list of participating smartphones on vivo’s Black Friday Sale deals, refer to the details below:

ModelDiscountFreebies
Y01PHP 100 OFF SIM CARD + Premium Tumbler
Y02sPHP200 OFFSIM CARD + FOOMEE QA05
Y15sPHP300 OFFSIM CARD + Premium Tumbler
Y15APHP200 OFFSIM CARD + Premium Tumbler
Y16 4+64GBPHP40 OFFSIM CARD + Earphones
Y16 4+128GBPHP40 OFFSIM CARD + Earphones
Y22s 4+128GBPHP200 OFFSIM CARD + Earphones
Y22s 8+128GBPHP200 OFFSIM CARD + Earphones
Y21TPHP200 OFFSIM CARD + Earphones
Y33sPHP1000 OFFSIM CARD + Earphones
Y35PHP200 OFFSIM CARD + Earphones
Y73PHP200 OFFSIM CARD + Earphones
Y76 5GPHP200 OFFSIM CARD + Earphones
T1xPHP100 OFFSIM CARD + Earphones
T1PHP300 OFFSIM CARD + 2in1 Clock Speaker
V23ePHP1000 OFFSIM CARD + Earphones
V23 5GPHP300 OFFSIM CARD + 2in1 Clock Speaker + vivo backpack
V25ePHP200 OFFSIM CARD + Earphones
V25PHP300 OFFSIM CARD + Earphones + BT Neckband
V25 ProPHP200 OFFPHP200 OFF

A vivo Smartphone for every person in the family

Begin this black friday festivities, with a gift for yourself or if you know someone who’s into fashion and photography, the Night Portrait Masters, the vivo V25 series, should be your top choice in this big sale! The flagship vivo V25 series is equipped with leading camera technology that can shoot your chic OOTDs and can capture breath-taking views. No worries for day and night memories since you’re accompanied by its Night Camera Mode feature. This includes 64MP OIS Ultra-Sensing Camera, 50MP Eye AF Selfie Camera on the vivo V25, 32MP Eye AF Selfie Camera on the vivo V25 Pro. Don’t limit yourself in maximizing all these camera features since its also packed with +256 storage! Other than the cameras, its notable Photochromic 2.0, color-changing design, in Surfing Blue for vivo V25 Pro and Sunrise Gold for vivo V25 and vivo V25e are eye-catching enough to make you stand out from the crowd.

vivo Black Friday Sale

If there is someone in the family who likes taking selfies and photos during Christmas, it is probably everyone’s sister. With vivo Y35’s 50MP rear camera and 16MP HD Front Camera, no doubt that she’ll be able to capture moments in clear detail. The vivo Y35 also has several camera features that everyone can try – from activating bokeh effect so you get the subject in focus, macro mode to capture tiny details and multi-style portrait to show how pretty your makeup is during Christmas, you name it!

The vivo Y35 boasts massive 16GB Dynamic RAM and is equipped with 5000mAh battery and 44W Fast Charging technology so you won’t have to worry about your storage and battery needs.

vivo Black Friday Sale

In any case, you’re looking for a perfect gift for your dad who’s always out-and-about to capture moments and to create meaningful connections, check vivo Y22s to max out the night! Its 50 MP Super Night Camera will make him not miss any single memory to reminisce. But more than its powerful camera, your dad will mostly enjoy its 16GB Dynamic RAM that makes him feel unstoppable to download as many apps, may it be his favorite crossword puzzle apps up to his Youtube video downloads!

And don’t let your little brother or sister miss out in this round of vivo gift giving fun! vivo Y16 is just the best smartphone to let them enjoy learning and entertainment all at the same time. Memory is literally priceless with its massive 128GB ROM and of course, a trendy design!

Finish your Christmas shopping for every person in your list by checking out these vivo devices from November 23 until November 30 via vivo E-store!

For more information and the latest news on vivo Philippines’ promotions, events, and other announcements, visit vivo Philippines’ official Facebook page or website. You may also subscribe to vivo Philippines’ newest online store on Viber to stay updated on monthly promos and watch out for surprise voucher giveaways!

Details and images provided in a recent press release.

Start your early Noche Buena shopping with The Marketplace PISO SALE


The Marketplace PISO SALE, exclusively via MetroMart will run this weekend on November 18-21, 2022. Select items can be purchased for only ₱1.00 when you order and get it delivered via MetroMart across select branches of The Marketplace.

The Marketplace PISO SALE promo will have various items available for a limited time per day. These items include Del Monte Spaghetti Pack, UFC Spaghetti Party Pack, Ruffles Chips, and so much more.

MetroMart The Marketplace Piso Sale

Check out the products available for just ₱1.00:

Date and TimeProductSRP
Nov 18, 9am-2pmDel Monte Filipino Style Spaghetti Sauce + Del Monte Spaghetti 1 Pack₱138.75
Del Monte Gourmet Carbonara₱36.25
Nov 18, 3pm-8pmUFC Party Pack Spaghetti Supreme 1kg₱129.75
Fiesta Macaroni Salad Pasta 400g₱43.00
Nov 19, 9am-2pmRoyal 4 Cheese Spaghetti 1kg₱119.75
Devondale Full Cream Milk 1L₱104.25
Nov 19, 3pm-8pmArla Nat Emmenthal Slices 150g₱205.00
Nov 20, 9am-2pmFiesta Macaroni Salad Pasta 400g₱43.00
Arla Kid Cheese Sticks 18g x 6s₱135.00
Nov 20, 3pm-8pmSanicare KT Jumbo 2P 70 PLS 2s₱123.50
Zonrox Bleach ColorSafe 900mL₱70.75
Nov 21, 9am-2pmRuffles Cheddar Sour Cream 6.5oz₱174.75
Nov 21, 3pm-8pmCDO Premium Torikatsu 420g₱154.00
*Sale items are subject to availability across The Marketplace branches.

“Just as it can be exciting to seize great bargains, the MetroMart family are equally pleased to provide these to the customers in our successive PISO SALE events. Christmas is right around the corner, and we are gearing up to share even more discounts and promos for everyone. Stay tuned!” Stefano Fazzini, CEO and co-founder of MetroMart, said.

MetroMart The Marketplace Piso Sale

Promos from The Marketplace PISO SALE are applicable to both New and Existing Users of MetroMart. A minimum spend of ₱1,500 is required in order to avail the 1-peso sale items. Only completed checkout of orders within the sale period can avail the discounted items.

This PISO SALE is available in participating branches of The Marketplace via the MetroMart app and website, all over Metro Manila and key locations throughout the Philippines, including Baguio, Pangasinan, Batangas, Davao, Cavite, Cebu, Iloilo, and more. 

MetroMart The Marketplace Piso Sale

Are you new to MetroMart? Sign up for a MetroMart account here and enjoy Php200 grocery credit.

MetroMart is the #1 online grocery delivery service in the Philippines. Our grocery partners include  S&R (with or no membership card required), Robinsons Supermarket, Landmark, The Marketplace, Shopwise, All Day Supermarket, Merrymart, Super8 Grocery Warehouse, Ever Supermarket, UltraMega Supermarket, 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 2 hours! For more updates on MetroMart, like and follow us on Facebook and Instagram at @metromartph.

MetroMart The Marketplace Piso Sale
MetroMart The Marketplace Piso Sale

Details and images provided in a recent press release.

MetroMart offers multiple ₱1 deals in 11.11 MEGA PISO SALE

MetroMart, the no.1 on-demand online grocery delivery platform, provides multiple PISO SALES with leading supermarket partners, discount sales, and FREE Delivery in the 11.11 Mega PISO SALE this November 11-15, 2022 

The 11.11 Mega PISO SALE, will feature items that can be purchased for only ₱1.00 when you order and get it delivered via MetroMart across select branches of S&R, Robinsons Supermarket, The Marketplace, Landmark, Robinsons Easymart, Shopwise, Ever Supermarket, UltraMega and No Brand. All products are available for ₱1.00 only through the entire promo duration of November 11-15.

MetroMart

Check out the products available for just ₱1.00:

SupermarketProductSRP
S&RSPAM Luncheon Meat 25% Less Sodium₱228.00
Robinsons SupermarketSelecta Fortified Milk 1LX2pcs₱150.50
The MarketplaceCDO Hamon de Bola 850G₱313.00
LandmarkDelimondo Ranch Style Corned Beef 380g₱174.00
Robinsons EasymartGardenia Classic White Bread Regular Slice 600g₱79.00
ShopwiseRuffles Original Potato Chips 6.5oz₱168.50
Ever SupermarketPurefoods Corned Beef₱174.25
No BrandNo Brand JJAJANG RAMEN 135GX5₱193.50
UltraMegaWhite King Fiesta Filipino Spaghettipid Pack₱124.80
*Sale items are subject to availability across participating supermarket branches. 

The 11.11 Mega PISO SALE promo is applicable to New and Existing Users of MetroMart. A minimum spend per transaction is required in order to avail the 1-peso sale items, varying per supermarket or specialty store. Only completed checkout of orders within the sale period can avail the discounted items.

Here are even more discount deals for the double digit weekend sale! Customers can avail various discounts and promos for their orders during MetroMart’s 11.11 Mega PISO SALE on November 11-15, 2022.

  • Get discounts up to 70% off on premium items like home and kitchen appliances, storage solutions, pet care and more from partner specialty stores like Handyman and Pet Lovers Centre
  • Get lots of Buy 1, Get 1 deals on beauty products, pantry food items, and even ice cream from supermarket partners Robinsons Supermarket, Shopwise, No Brand, Shopwise, The Marketplace and more
  • Use code: 1111SALE to get ₱111 off on orders with a minimum spend of ₱3,500. Valid across all stores, and applicable up to 2x Use for ALL USERS
  • Use code: HOLIDAYSALE and get FREE Delivery on grocery orders with a minimum spend of ₱1,011. Valid across all stores, and applicable up to 4x use for NEW USERS. 
MetroMart

“MetroMart’s mission to provide fellow Pinoys with great deals continues through this 11.11 Mega PISO SALE weekend. As we provide affordable and convenient solutions to everyone through our online grocery shopping platform, we can enjoy the Christmas season and celebrate the spirit of generosity and kindness, especially for the upcoming holidays. Watch out for so many more big treats and promos from MetroMart this holiday season.” Stefano Fazzini, CEO and co-founder of MetroMart, said.

MetroMart’s successive PISO SALES will continue towards the holidays, and next up is The Marketplace PISO SALE, exclusively via MetroMart this November 18-21.

All of these promos are available throughout the Philippines, wherever MetroMart has expanded its serviceable locations. The 11.11 Mega PISO SALE is available in participating branches of S&R, Robinsons Supermarket, The Marketplace, Landmark, Robinsons Easymart, Shopwise, Ever Supermarket, UltraMega and No Brand via the MetroMart app and website, all over Metro Manila and key locations throughout the Philippines, including Baguio, Pangasinan, Batangas, Davao, Cavite, Cebu, Iloilo, and more.

Are you new to MetroMart? Sign up for a MetroMart account here and enjoy Php200 grocery credit.

MetroMart is the #1 online grocery delivery service in the Philippines. Our grocery partners include  S&R (with or no membership card required), Robinsons Supermarket, Landmark, The Marketplace, Shopwise, All Day Supermarket, Merrymart, Super8 Grocery Warehouse, Ever Supermarket, UltraMega Supermarket, 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 2 hours! For more updates on MetroMart, like and follow us on Facebook and Instagram at @metromartph.

Details and images provided in a recent press release.

Scan on the Go With Portable Scanners

Scanners are one of the most important devices when it comes to transferring physical information to digital information. The value of a scanner depends upon the job that it is trying to accomplish and whether or not it was designed to handle that particular task. For instance, you wouldn’t use a scanner designed to process and replicate beautiful art and photography in an industrial setting that needs to process tens of thousands of scans in a given day. While the high-volume scanner will perform the task, it is not designed to replicate the nuance and color depth of a professional photo scanner.

What Is a Portable Scanner?

Portable scanners are small, electronic devices that allow documents or images to be captured and converted quickly and efficiently to digital format. They are designed to be light and small so that they can more easily be transported from place to place. 

The small size and light weight of the portable scanner are as valuable as its ability to process the physical into the digital. They’re small enough to bring on the road. Indeed, some are small enough to put in your pocket. 

A Minimalist’s Guide To Scanning

Portable pen scanners are slightly larger than your average fountain pen and can scan the text of a document line by line. Users simply pass the scanner over the text of letters, memos, brochures, magazines or newspapers, at which point it is uploaded immediately and turned into digital data. 

Other portable scanners are as wide as a page and roll quickly down the page, capturing the data. Some models will read the text back, which is convenient for users with vision or reading challenges.

While portable scanners are ideal for many purposes, they aren’t meant to capture data in high resolution. This means that they aren’t suitable for scanning photographs or other applications in which a high-quality result is desired.

True Mobility

There are many scenarios in which a portable scanner is an important tool to have on the scene. Consider a drive-through flu and COVID booster shot station, in which the medical staff still needs signed permission to administer the shots. With a page-sized portable scanner, each of those critical signatures is digitized, probably to a cloud-based database, and secured immediately. 

If a library was having an event that brought its borrowables to remote locations, a portable barcode scanner and a laptop can effectively create a circulation desk on the spot. As each book is assigned a particular bar code, inventory can be tracked precisely and efficiently, whether books are being checked out or returned. 

Portable scanners can be the difference between clean, efficient and timely data entry and a process that entails other steps that could compromise that data. They are as easy to travel with as popping one into your backpack, briefcase or pocket. They also effectively help create a functioning office space wherever you have the internet as you can immediately begin to process your uploads. Visit an office supply website today and check out the newest portable printers so that you can expand your printing options from anywhere.

Image by Lifestylememory on Freepik

Holiday season shopping now in full swing at MetroMart with exclusive sales from Shopwise and Landmark

MetroMart, the no.1 on-demand online grocery delivery platform, provides a series of PISO SALES, weekly discounts, promo codes and freebies this October, leading into the holiday season.

EventDatesHighlights
Shopwise PISO SALE, exclusively via MetroMartOct 21-24Premium items can be purchased for ONLY ₱1.00
Landmark PISO SALE, exclusively via MetroMartOct 24-27Premium items can be purchased for ONLY ₱1.00
S&R PISO SALE, exclusively via MetroMartOct 28-31Premium items can be purchased for ONLY ₱1.00
The Marketplace PISO SALE, exclusively via MetroMartNov 18-21Premium items can be purchased for ONLY ₱1.00
Halloween SpecialsOct 25 – Nov 2₱200 off of total order
Shopwise’s Wise WednesdaysEvery Wednesday this Oct-Nov 2022– Up to 70% off items
– ₱300 off of total order
– FREE Delivery
– FREEBIE with purchase

First up is the Shopwise PISO SALE, exclusively via MetroMart this October 21-24, 2022. Immediately following the weekend sale event is Landmark PISO SALE, exclusively via MetroMart, running from Monday to Thursday, on October 24-27, 2022. Premium items can be purchased for only ₱1.00, and each of the sale days will have the 1-peso products available throughout the whole day, from 9AM – 8PM.

Next on the lineup is yet another S&R PISO SALE, exclusively via MetroMart. This will be held on October 28-31, perfect for both Halloween and early Christmas shopping. And for next month, be on the lookout for The Marketplace PISO SALE, exclusively via MetroMart scheduled for November 18-21. The final roster of products for the S&R PISO SALE and The Marketplace PISO SALE will be published on MetroMart’s social media channels. Items will also be available for a whole day, spanning 9AM – 8PM.

Metromart Q4 Sales

Sprucing up the home is now also a breeze with Shopwise’s Wise Wednesdays, available every Wednesday this October and November 2022. 

  • Get discounts up to 70% off on premium items like cookware, food storage solutions, and even home internet products. 
  • Use code: FREEDELSW to avail FREE Delivery on grocery orders with a minimum spend of ₱1,500. 
  • Use code: SW300 to get ₱300 off on orders with a minimum spend of ₱6,000. 
  • Customers may also get a FREE Large Glass Dispenser with a minimum purchase of ₱10,000.

Going trick-or-treating? Use code: HALLOWEEN to get ₱200 off an order with a minimum spend of ₱2,500. This promo is valid for ALL Users, for a one-time use and applicable across all stores and supermarkets, from October 25 to November 2, 2022.

All of these promos are available throughout the Philippines, where MetroMart has expanded its serviceable locations. The PISO SALE is available in participating branches of Shopwise and Landmark via the MetroMart app and website, all over Metro Manila and key locations throughout the Philippines, including Batangas, Bicol, Palawan, Tagaytay, Pangasinan, Cavite, Cebu, Baguio and Davao. The same will be applicable for the upcoming S&R PISO SALE and The Marketplace PISO SALE. The Shopwise Wise Wednesdays promos can be availed in all participating branches of Shopwise.

Check out the premium items below, up for grabs for just ₱1:

Shopwise
Metromart Q4 Sales
Date and TimeSale ItemsRetail Price
Oct 21 (Fri), 9am-8pmWoolworths Pasta Macaroni 500G₱ 109.00
Woolworths Australian Diced Tomatoes 400G₱ 89.00
Oct 22 (Sat), 9am-8pmWoolworths Yellowfin Tuna with Mild Gherkins 95G₱ 99.00
Woolworths Salmon – Lemon & Thyme 95G₱ 99.00
Oct 23 (Sun), 9am-8pmWoolworths Canned Chicken – Sweet Chilli 750G₱ 119.00
Woolworths Pasta Macaroni 500G₱ 109.00
Oct 24 (Mon), 9am-8pmWoolworths Fully Loaded Cookies – Chocolate 210G₱ 209.00
*Sale items are subject to availability in Landmark branches. 
Landmark
Metromart Q4 Sales
Date and TimeSale ItemsRetail Price
Oct 21 (Fri), 9am-8pmNutella Hazelnut Spread with Cocoa 200g₱ 162.00
Snickers Classic Singles 51g₱ 43.00
Oct 22 (Sat), 9am-8pmLoacker Quadratini Napolitaner₱ 106.70
Loacker Quadratini Dark Chocolate₱ 106.70
Oct 23 (Sun), 9am-8pmCheetos Corn Puffs₱ 159.30
Lay’s Honey Butter₱ 50.25
Oct 24 (Mon), 9am-8pmHershey’s Kisses Special Selection – Truffle 135g₱ 195.00
*Sale items are subject to availability in Landmark branches. 

“The MetroMart family always aims to provide affordable and budget-friendly promos and discounts to our customers, especially now that we are moving ever closer towards the Christmas season. We are cooking up even more and even better PISO SALES, with bigger discounts and sale items for the best value. Stay tuned and ready your carts!” MetroMart CEO and co-founder Steffano Fazzini said.

The Shopwise PISO SALE and Landmark PISO SALE, exclusively via MetroMart, are applicable to New and Existing Users of MetroMart. A minimum spend of only ₱2,000 is required in order to avail the 1-peso sale items. Only completed checkout of orders within the scheduled day and time can avail the discounted items.

MetroMart now in Bicol and Davao

Are you new to MetroMart? Sign up for a MetroMart account here and enjoy Php200 grocery credit.

MetroMart is the #1 online grocery delivery service in the Philippines. Our grocery partners include  S&R (with or no membership card required), Robinsons Supermarket, Landmark, The Marketplace, Shopwise, All Day Supermarket, Merrymart, Super8 Grocery Warehouse, Ever Supermarket, UltraMega Supermarket, 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 2 hours!

Metromart Q4 Sale

Over 160,000 products are available with MetroMart’s 500+ partner supermarkets and partner specialty stores. Order your groceries through http://www.metromart.com, or download the app on iOS or Android app store.

For more updates on MetroMart, follow it on Facebook and Instagram at @metromartph.

Details provided in a recent press release.

Bigger rewards and deals abound during GCash’s birthday week

It’s that time of the year again when GCash showers its users with deals and rewards as it celebrates its birthday week. From October 17 to 23, GCash has been giving away up to Php240 million of vouchers and freebies, all day, everyday.

So, GCash users, be sure to download the latest version of the app and make the most of its convenient features to make the most our of its #ReadySetGBirthday offers, such as:

Services
  • Citibank. Apply for a Citibank Credit Card and enjoy no annual fees forever plus get Php 1,000 GCash eGC via giftaway, redeemable within 60 days! Plus, applicants who avail a Citi Personal Loan can get as much as Php 5,000 GCash eGC via giftaway during GCash Birthday week!
  • DHL. Get a 20% discount when you pay via GCash Pay QR using the code GCASH20 on your next DHL delivery!
  • Entrego. Users are entitled to Entrego Vouchers when they pay via Gcash QR! Receive vouchers worth Php 50, Php 30, or Php 20 throughout Birthday week. 
GCash Birthday Week 2022
GCash Birthday Week 2022
Shopping
  • Zing. Get 100 Zing Points with a minimum spend worth Php1,000 on your first transaction during Birthday week. For succeeding transactions, get 10 Zing Points for every minimum spend of Php1,000 when you pay with GCash. Plus, get Ayala Mall GC worth 100 pesos, with a minimum spend of Php1,000 when you check out with GCash on ZingMall.
  • Zalora. Get 25% on your Zalora purchases when you pay online via GCash with a minimum spend of Php2,000.
  • Charles & Keith. Get PHP 350 off with a minimum spend of Php 3,500 in all Charles & Keith stores when you pay with GCash! Applicable on all regular, sale, and promo bundle items.
  • Puregold. Shop at Puregold and buy Php1,500 worth of participating items and Scan to Pay via GCash to receive a Php50 Puregold exclusive discount voucher on your GCash app! Or you can buy from Puregold in the GLife app and get a Php100 discount voucher with a minimum purchase worth Php2,800 of participating items. 
GCash Birthday Week 2022
GCash Birthday Week 2022
Food
  • Pancake House. Buy One, Get One on 2pcs. Classic Pancakes at Pancake House when you pay using GCash. Available for dine in, takeout and curbside pick-up transactions only.
  • Bo’s Coffee. Enjoy FREE Drip Coffee when you Buy 1 any Large Espresso or Froccino Beverage from Bo’s Coffee and pay via GCash QR code/
  • Auntie Anne’s. Awesome food deals are also available throughout GCash Birthday week! Order from Auntie Anne’s on GLife to avail a Buy 1 Take 1 promo on the Chocnut Pretzel Twist! Those who Scan to Pay in any Auntie Anne’s store can also get a Free Chocnut Pretzel Twist with minimum spend of Php250.
  • Peri-Peri Charcoal Chicken & Sauce Bar. Scan to Pay when you dine in or order takeout from Peri-Peri and receive a free Cheese Quesadilla for a minimum purchase worth Php 500!
GCash Birthday Week 2022
GCash Birthday Week
Tech
  • Cherry Mobile. Get a chance to win freebies from Cherry when you purchase select items! A LoveMarie Powerbank 5k mAh, LoveMarie Powerbank 10k mAh, and free Car Ionizer Filter are all available as freebies with specific purchases of Cherry gadgets and items!  
A+ Rewards
  • Claim a variety of exciting freebies on A+ Rewards on the GCash app! Some exclusive Birthday week deals to look forward to include discount vouchers on your next Agoda booking, 2 months free Apple Music subscription, and 1 month free subscription to Google One!
  • You can also claim discount vouchers on A+ Rewards and enjoy the following exciting discounts: Php 40 off on your next FoodPanda delivery, Php 40 off on Google Play Store, Php 20 off from iHerb, Php 20 off from IQIYI, Php 20 off from Shein, Php 20 off from SmileOne, Php 20 off from Spotify, or Php 20 off from Steam! 
GCash Birthday Week 2022
GCash Birthday Week 2022

This GCash Birthday, you can claim free vouchers on the GCash Birthday landing page found easily on your GCash Home Page. Scroll through the landing page to claim the various vouchers available. Remember to read all its terms and conditions before redeeming any voucher!

To claim these exciting perks, simply tap the GCash Birthday banner on your GCash app’s home page and scroll through the available vouchers. Be sure to check out the terms and conditions before redeeming your vouchers.

You can also claim and use vouchers to redeem discounts on GCash Pay QR transactions. To use your vouchers, open the GCash app and select ‘Pay QR’ and ‘Scan QR Code,’ or simply swipe left on the home page. Align your phone’s camera over the merchant’s GCash QR code to scan, and then enter the non-discounted amount for the goods you bought in the Payment screen.

Confirm the total and choose whether to pay with GCash or GCredit. To select and use a voucher, tap the arrow in the Discount row. After selecting the voucher, you will be able to see the discount that will be applied as well as your new total amount. You can also see all of your claimed vouchers in your Voucher Pocket, which is accessible through your profile.

GCash Birthday Week 2022
GCash Birthday Week 2022

View all the exciting offers this GCash Birthday celebration from October 17 – 23 by visiting the GCash website. Download the GCash app today on the AppStore or Google Play Store. 

GCash (G-Xchange, Inc.) is the #1 Finance App in the Philippines. Through the GCash App, 69M registered users can easily purchase prepaid airtime; pay bills at over 1,600 partner billers nationwide; send and receive money anywhere in the Philippines, even to other bank accounts; purchase from over 5.2M partner merchants and social sellers; and get access to savings, credit, loans, insurance and invest money, and so much more, all at the convenience of their smartphones. GCash is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Mynt (Globe Fintech Innovations, Inc.), the first and only duacorn in the Philippines.

Godel Chocolate: home-grown yet world-class from #BeanToBar

We Pinoys are such chocolate lovers, aren’t we?

We have it in our desserts, drinks, breakfast cereals and, sometimes, even our entrees!

It’s no wonder, then, that local chocolate brands have emerged, not just to cater to the Filipinos’ craving for chocolate, but to also spur the growth of local chocolate farming and production.

One such brand is Godel Chocolate.

Godel Chocolate
Godel Chocolate
Godel Chocolate
Godel Chocolate

Established in mid-2020, Godel Chocolate has been providing top quality tools and equipment for cacao bean processing and fine chocolate or compound chocolate production.

To fully demonstrate the exciting possibilities from the local cacao plant, Godel Chocolate came out with its own line of premium-quality chocolate products. As the company continues to hone its expertise in the chocolate craft, it shares its knowledge and experience to budding entrepreneurs. Its advocacy is to help create a new movement of chocolate makers to boost local consumption and production of chocolate, thereby encouraging growth among local chocolate farmers.

I recently attended a tour of its factory in Paranaque, another one of its initiatives to spread knowledge on the local chocolate industry.

Chocolate 101

The tour started with a review of the history of chocolate as well as the basics of chocolate farming and production.

Godel Chocolate
Earliest record of the use of cacao – the plant that chocolate comes from – was 5,450 years ago with the discovery of traces of theobroma cacao in vessels by archeologists. Cacao was mainly used to produce a bitter beverage consumed in the Mayan and Aztec civilizations.
Godel Chocolate
The cacao plant was introduced in the Philippines in the late 17th century via the Manila-Acapulco Galleon Trade. From the Philippines, the cultivation of cacao spread to other Southeast Asian countries, especially those within the Cacao Belt, land within 20 degrees north and south of the equator with fairly loose soil and humid climate suitable for the growing of the cacao plant.
Godel Chocolate
Chocolate comes from the cacao bean which is extracted from the cacao fruit. The beans are fermented, then dried for seven days to eliminate moisture, before being packed and sold to manufacturers for processing.
Godel Chocolate
Chocolate production involves roasting, cracking and winnowing the beans to extract the cacao nibs, which are then refined and conched, prior to being tempered and molded into bars, then packaged for distribution.

Test-run for budding chocolatiers

Tour attendees also got a sneak peek into chocolate making by making our own personalized chocolate bars.

Godel Chocolate
Tempered chocolate is poured into moulds then agitated to get rid of air bubbles.
Godel Chocolate
Nuts, dried fruits, marshmallows and cacao nibs are added to the chocolate.
Godel Chocolate
The chocolate is then chilled, then wrapped.
Godel Chocolate
Here’s my finished product!

Chocolate-making solutions

At its core, Godel Chocolate is a solutions-based company. It sells a line of equipment to help small chocolate producing businesses manage the processes involved in chocolate making from bean sorting to packaging.

Godel Chocolate
After quality checking, the cacao beans are sorted according to size to ensure even roasting. Roasting is done to develop flavor, eliminate moisture and bacteria, and loosen the beans outer covering.
Godel Chocolate
The roasted cacao beans are then cracked and winnowed to separate the husks from the nibs. While other chocolate manufacturers would usually discard the husks, Godel has created a process to turn these into cacao tea.
Godel Chocolate
The cacao nibs ground and refined and conched to produce a smooth mixture called a cocoa mass or cocoa liquor.
Godel Chocolate
The cocoa mass is then pressed to extract the cocoa butter – used in cosmetics, among others – and cocoa powder which is used for chocolate production.
Godel Chocolate
The cocoa powder is then mixed with correct amount of cocoa butter, prior to tempering and moulding.
Godel Chocolate
The resulting chocolate bars are then cooled and demoulded, scanned for impurities then packaged for distribution.

Want to get in the chocolate-making business? Get more details about Godel Solutions by visiting its website or calling +63 2 88693754 to 56.

The tour ended at the factory’s store which showcases Godel Chocolate products and dessert creations.

Chocolate Products

Godel Chocolate products are made from fermented cacao beans directly sourced from organic farmers in Davao, North Cotabato and South Cotabato. By adhering to chocolate making fundamentals and carefully managing its production processes from bean to bar, Godel Chocolates is able to craft chocolate products that are simple in formulation but packed with flavor.

Godel Chocolate
Specialty Bean-to-Bar Chocolates: Chocolate Peppermint, Milk Chocolate with Dried Mango, Chocolate with Nibs
Godel Chocolate
Cacao Nibs. High in antioxidants with anti-inflammatory and anti-diabetic effects. Can be eaten as a snack, added to a slightly sweeter food for texture and flavor or used as an ingredient in desserts.
Godel Chocolate
Cacao Tea. Available loose-leaf or in tea bags. Rich in antioxidants and flavonoids.
Godel Chocolate
Tablea. Made of 100% pure cocoa mass, no sugar added, and produces a smooth and rich chocolate drink
Godel Chocolate
Godel Chocolate

Other products include:

  • Bean-to-bar Chocolates: 70% (cocoa mass, sugar, cocoa butter), 50% (cocoa mass, sugar, cocoa butter, soy lecithin), 50% milk (cocoa mass, sugar, cocoa butter, soy lecithin)
  • Specialty Bean-to-bar Chocolates: Tablea Bar, Organic 70% Chocolate, White Chocolate, Salted Caramel Chocolate, Milk Chocolate with Cashews, Milk Chocolate with Almonds
  • Origins Bean-to-Bar Chocolates
  • Instant Tsokolate: Hot Chocolate Bomb, Stir-in Hot Chocolate
  • Dragees: Milk Chocolate-Covered Almonds
  • Seasonal Bonbon ad Milk Chocolate Bars
  • Gift Boxes and Chocolate Bars
  • Baking Ingredients

Chocolate dessert creations

Godel Chocolate products can also be made into these mouth-watering desserts.

Godel Chocolate
Cookies
Godel Chocolate
Cocoa Jelly
Godel Chocolate
Chocolate Mousse
Godel Chocolate
Salted Caramel Cake

This factory tour has certainly opened my eyes to the myriad possibilities for budding entrepreneurs in the local chocolate industry and strengthened my appreciation for our home-grown chocolate products.

Want to check out these chocolate possibilities for yourself? Book your slot at an upcoming Godel Factory Tour here.

Tours are priced at Php800/head with private group tours for up to twelve persons priced at Php8000.

Godel Chocolate

Godel Chocolate is a trademark of JCG Marketing Group, Inc. Its factory is located at 11C Sampaguita Avenue, UPD IV, Paranaque City.

To know more about Godel Chocolate, follow it on Facebook, Instagram, Tiktok and Youtube.

Godel Chocolate
Godel Chocolate
Godel Chocolate
Godel Chocolate

Shop for Godel Chocolate Products at:

  • Official Online Shop, Shopee and Lazada
  • Godel Chocolate Kiosk at SM City North EDSA
  • Gourdo’s: Alabang Town Center, Glorietta 4, Trinoma, UP Town Center, The Podium, SM City Fairview
  • Salcedo Community Market (Jaime C. Velasquez Park, Saturdays, 7am-2pm)
  • Ayala Alabang Saturday Market (117 University Avenue, Ayala Alabang, Muntinlupa, Saturdays, 6am-2pm)

5 signs it’s time to consider buying your own home

For most of us, home ownership is a major milestone.

It is not just the hallmark of the ability to make a significant long-term financial commitment, it is also the start of putting down roots. It involves creating a home and establishing your presence in a community for a long period of time, perhaps even permanently. When you own a home, your family has a place to grow up in, and you have a legacy to pass on to your children.

Home ownership also demands some sacrifice: aside from the major financial investment involved, you also need to maintain the home, keeping it clean and in good condition and ensuring that its facilities – from its furnishings and appliances to its fixtures – are working well.

Lumina Homes

With all of these important considerations, how can you know if you’re ready to own a home?

Here are some signs:

  • You have a stable income. Paying off your home mortgage will take a significant portion of your budget over many years. You need to be able to count on a steady job or other revenue streams such as investments or side hustles to afford your monthly mortgage payments.
  • You have saved – a lot! – for a rainy day. Should an emergency occur while you are making those monthly house payments, you need to be able to handle both without putting yourself in a sticky financial predicament. A good rule of thumb is to have money equivalent to six months of your monthly house payments set aside as savings prior to signing the deed.
Lumina Homes
  • You have good credit. How you handle small debts – such as credit card payments – can be a strong indicator of how you will handle major financial responsibilities such as house payments.
  • You are comfortable with managing and maintaining a home. Aside from making your monthly payments, home ownership also comes with many responsibilities such as maintaining the property, making repairs and remodeling when needed.
  • Your life is aligned with home ownership. If you are at a time when you want more space to raise a family, pursue hobbies and interests, or to put down roots in an area you love, then it may be time to set up a home of your own.
Lumina Homes

So if you think you’re ready to dive into home ownership, be sure to check out your nearest Lumina Homes project!

These projects are available in over 50 key cities and municipalities in the Philippines such as in Rizal, Bulacan, Laguna, Isabela, 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, South Cotabato and Davao del Norte.

Each is strategically located close to major thoroughfares, transport hubs, schools, hospitals, and business and leisure centers.

Inside these communities are well-designed and constructed house models for one that will suit your needs from single-story starter home rowhouses to two-storey townhomes and detached units, all built with living and dining areas, provision for bedrooms, service areas, as well as toilet and bath.

Aside from having an affordable yet comfortable abode, living at a Lumina Homes community also affords you with amenities that are conducive to enjoyable times spent out of doors.

These include a basketball court, children’s playground, function hall, and mini gardens enclosed in a perimeter fence with 24/7 security, plus free shuttle service to and from town.

Lumina Rosario

Getting your own Lumina dream home is made even easier, thanks to various financing options, such as:

  • Pag-Ibig Financing which offers the lowest possible interest rate with a 14-month downpayment term and a 30-year maximum loan term
  • Bank Financing which has faster loan processing with a 16-month downpayment term and a 20-year maximum loan term
  • Deferred Financing which involves straight payment of total contract price over 24 month at 0% interest
  • Spot Cash which involves full payment of total contract price applying a 6% discount if made within 30 days from payment of reservation fee, 8% if made within the reservation month, and 10% if made within 10 days of reservation date
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.

Prima Casa Land & Houses, Inc., known through its “LUMINA” brand, has evolved to be the practical choice of everyone in realizing their dream of home ownership. Lumina is the leading mass housing developer in the country with its roster of value-priced homes in affordable and self-sustaining communities.

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

Maximize your budget and groceries with Robinsons Supermarkets’ PISO Sale at MetroMart this October 14-17

As we are heading into the holiday season, the double digit promos, payday discounts and PISO SALEs are also ramping up! And with this payday weekend, you can definitely double down on the deals from the Robinsons Supermarket PISO SALE, exclusively via MetroMart this October 14-17, 2022.

Metromart Robinsons Piso Pay

Power to the Piso

Don’t miss out on the upcoming Robinsons Supermarket PISO SALE, exclusively available via MetroMart topbilling the mid-October payday weekend this October 14-17, 2022. You’ll have a chance to snag premium brands and products in big quantities for ₱1.00 ONLY! It’s perfect for stocking up your pantry, and the big quantities are great for sharing among members of the family.  These include Delimondo  Ranch Style Corned Beef, Coke Zero Sugar, Oreo Vanilla Cookies, Selecta Fortified Milk, Gardenia Sliced Bread, and Colgate Triple Action Toothpaste.

The Right Timing

Select products are available for only ₱1.00 within schedules of 9AM- 2PM & 3PM-8PM throughout October 14-17, 2022, Friday until Monday. The first PISO SALE day will also have the 1-peso products available the whole day, from 9AM – 8PM.

Metromart Robinsons Piso Pay

Please see the PISO SALE itinerary below:

Date and TimeItemRetail Price
Oct 14, 9am-8pmDelimondo Ranch Style Corned Beef 380G
Gardenia Regular Slice Whitebread
₱185.00
₱79.00
Oct 15, 9am-2pmRuffles Cheddar Sour Cream 6.5oz
Coke Zero Sugar 2L
₱157.50
₱74.50
Oct 15, 3pm-8pmSelecta Fortified Milk 1L x2
Oreo Vanilla x9
₱150.50
₱74.00
Oct 16, 9am-2pmCoke Zero Sugar 2L
Mi Sedaap Spicy Chicken 87g x5
Mi Sedaap Mi Goreng 91G x5
₱74.50
₱88.00
₱88.00
Oct 16, 3pm-8pmColgate Triple Action Toothpaste 175G 2pcs
Zonrox ColorSafe Bleach 900ML
₱185.00
₱67.25
Oct 17, 9am-2pmCDO Funtastyk Chicken Tocino 450g
CDO Chicken Ham 250G
₱173.00
₱99.75
Oct 17, 3pm-8pmGardenia US600 Thick Slice Whitebread
Libby’s Vienna Sausage
Robinsons Interfold Kit 1ply 120 pulls 3 pcs
₱79.00
₱65.00
₱98.00
*Sale items are subject to availability in Robinsons Supermarket branches. 

Bank promos and cashbacks

200 or 300 pesos shaved off of your total tab can go a long way, and the trick may lie in the payment method! Most banks offer discounts for both their debit and credit cardholders. Even e-wallet fintech platforms like GCash and Maya do the same. Partnered with the PISO SALE, you can definitely stretch your peso and purchasing power with your MetroMart order!

Metromart Robinsons Piso Pay

Nationwide PISO SALE

This payday weekend event is also available throughout the Philippines, where MetroMart has expanded its serviceable locations! The PISO SALE is available in participating branches of Robinsons Supermarket via the MetroMart app and website, all over Metro Manila and key locations throughout the Philippines, including Bicol, Palawan, Tagaytay, Pangasinan, Cavite, Cebu, Baguio and Davao

The Robinsons Supermarket PISO SALE, exclusively via MetroMart, is applicable to New and Existing Users of MetroMart. A min. spend of only ₱2,500 is required in order to avail the 1-peso sale items. Only completed checkout of orders within the scheduled day and time can avail the discounted items.

Metromart Robinsons Piso Pay
Metromart Robinsons Piso Pay

Are you new to MetroMart? Sign up for a MetroMart account here and enjoy Php200 grocery credit.

MetroMart is the #1 online grocery delivery service in the Philippines. Our grocery partners include  S&R (with or no membership card required), Robinsons Supermarket, Landmark, The Marketplace, Shopwise, All Day Supermarket, Merrymart, Super8 Grocery Warehouse, Ever Supermarket, UltraMega Supermarket, 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 2 hours!

Over 160,000 products are available with MetroMart’s 500+ partner supermarkets and partner specialty stores. Order your groceries through http://www.metromart.com, or download the app on iOS or Android app store.

For more updates on MetroMart, follow it on Facebook and Instagram at @metromartph.

Details provided in a recent press release.

Why you should design your bedroom with a Scandi aesthetic

The Scandinavian aesthetic – which originated from Nordic countries such as Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland and Iceland – has stayed in prominence among design styles preferred by home owners for quite some time.

Characterized by clean lines, light spaces and the absence of clutter – hallmarks of Nordic minimalism – this design theme has the surprising ability to imbue the look and feel of warmth and welcome into a space, as well as having a strong visual appeal.

IKEA Lifestyle
IKEA Lifestyle
IKEA Lifestyle
IKEA Lifestyle

Basic Principles

Scandinavian design is guided by the principles of balance and harmony with one’s environment using well-crafted and high-quality items while remaining unencumbered by excess clutter.

This design philosophy uses a minimalist and well-considered approach which seeks to combine beauty and functionality, resulting in a sleek and modern decor that still feels warm and inviting.

IKEA Lifestyle
IKEA Lifestyle
IKEA Lifestyle
IKEA Lifestyle

Scandinavian design principles for the bedroom

It’s not surprising then that Scandi themes translate quite well in bedrooms.

The bedroom is space within the home dedicated to resting and restoring oneself – where one shakes off the concerns from the outside world at the end of the day, and then prepares for the challenges of a new day.

Within this space, one should be able to take a restful slumber, do relaxing activities like reading or meditation, or just enjoy one’s solitude.

The bedroom should definitely be a welcoming place, somewhere to let loose and relax. Applying Scandi design principles to one’s bedroom helps to bring about these desired effects.

IKEA Lifestyle
IKEA Lifestyle
IKEA Lifestyle
IKEA Lifestyle

Here are rules of thumb that will help you design a tasteful Scandi bedroom:

Keep it simple.

Prioritize simplicity and functionality by keeping the bedroom free of clutter and unessential elements. Use sleek, clean-lined modern furniture, while implementing proper arrangement and storage of the room’s elements. Doing so will help to declutter your mind, resulting into a more relaxing space.

Use muted colors.

Scandi design uses quite a lot whites, grays and tans, and complements this neutral and nature-based palette with accents of blue and other bright colors. These contribute to less unwanted visual stimulation and gives the room a more soothing atmosphere.

IKEA Lifestyle
IKEA Lifestyle
IKEA Lifestyle
IKEA Lifestyle

Maximize natural light.

Artificial sources of illumination may increase risks for migraines and eye strain so it follows that making the most of natural light will help in minimizing these risks, and has the bonus benefit of improving one’s sleep cycle.

Painting the walls white as well as making minimal use of window treatments help to optimize the natural light the enters the bedroom.

IKEA Lifestyle
IKEA Lifestyle
IKEA Lifestyle
Ikea Pasay

Bring the outside in.

Nature plays a big role in Scandi design, attributable to the natural beauty of Scandinavian countries, as well as their long winter season which led to the desire to incorporate natural elements into interior spaces.

This can be achieved through the use of plants and flowers that add pops of color to the minimalist design, as well as through the use of light woods such as beech, ash and pine which inject warmth into the space.

Design for hygge.

Scandinavian design embraces the concept of hygge – the quality of coziness and comfort that engenders a feeling of contentment or well-being – which would definitely suit the bedroom.

Adding elements that add joy or the feeling of living well such as cool and silky bed sheets, a comfy comforter, or tasteful artwork will not only personalize your bedroom but also create a space you would look forward to escaping to.

IKEA Lifestyle
IKEA Lifestyle
Ikea Pasay
Ikea Pasay

Thinking of applying a Scandi aesthetic to your bedroom? It might be time to hie yourself over to IKEA for great ideas and exciting finds.

About IKEA

In 1951, the IKEA began operating as a mail-order catalogue business based in Almhult, a small, forested village in the Swedish countryside. Its founder, Ingvar Kamprad decided to sell good-quality furniture at low prices.

Since 2008, IKEA has been recognized as the largest furniture retailer in the world, with presence in Europe, Middle East, North Africa, East Asia, India, Southeast Asia, Oceania and North America.

In 2021, opened its largest store in the world right in our home turf, a 65,000 square meter outlet located in the Mall of Asia Complex in Pasay City which houses over 8,000 items.

IKEA Lifestyle
IKEA Lifestyle
IKEA Lifestyle
IKEA Lifestyle

You can visit IKEA Pasay at the MOA Square, Marina Way, Mall of Asia Complex, Barangay 76 Zone 10, CBP-IA, 1300 Pasay City, open daily from 10am to 10pm.

You may also order online through its website.

To stay updated on its promos and offers, follow it on Facebook and Instagram.

Header Image by Freepik | Other photos taken during store visit to IKEA Pasay.

Check out my previous posts about IKEA:

Enjoy great freebies with the ShopSM App during SM Markets’ Super Month this October!

October is not just a holding month as we wait for the mad Christmas rush in December. Thanks to all the fantabulous offers from the whole SM community, it’s actually a Super Month!

This whole month, SM Supermalls, the SM Store and SM Markets go all out discounts, promos and freebies, giving us shoppers not just a fantabulous time shopping, but awesome savings as well.

Thanks to SM’s online store ShopSM and the ShopSM App, we don’t have to leave home to shop to our heart’s content. We can simply go click-click-click on our computers or go tap-tap-tap on our mobile phones as we select and check out our purchases.

ShopSM
ShopSM
ShopSM Super Month
ShopSM Super Month

We can even earn points for our SM Advantage Card when we shop online, just as we do in-store. Plus, we could also look forward to exciting member’s only discounts and benefits.

This month, food shopping becomes super-sulit with SM Markets’ Super Month triple threat ensemble:

  • Super Tipid Deals which allows us to double down on discounts and savings
  • Super Sulit Grocery Shopping which allows us to stretch our budget and give power to our piso
  • Super Sarap Treats which gives us perks and freebies to make our shopping experience extra sweet
ShopSM Super Month
ShopSM
ShopSM Super Month
ShopSM Super Month

Simply shop online at shopsm.com/groceries with a minimum spend of Php2,000 to enjoy to enjoy these freebies!

DurationFree Gift
Oct 1-3SM BONUS SPAGHETTI 250G
CENTURY TUNA FLAKES IN VEG OIL 155G
Oct 4-6SM BONUS ISOPROPYL ALCOHOL 70% 250ML
SM BONUS FACIAL TISSUE 2 PLY TRAVEL PACK 70PULLS
Oct 7-9SM BONUS HOTCAKE MIX 500G
TANG POWDER JUICE ORANGE 20G
Oct 10-13SM BONUS MACARONI ELBOW 400G
NESTLE CARNATION EVAPORATED 250ML
Oct 14-16SM BONUS FISH BALL 200G
Oct 17-19TURON WITH LANGKA
SM BONUS MARSHMALLOWS 200G
Oct 20-22SM BONUS PEANUT BUTTER 224G
SM BONUS MARSHMALLOWS 80G
Oct 24-25SM BONUS SODA WATER 330ML
OISHI GRAB NUTS ROASTED CASHEWS 30G
ShopSM Super Month
ShopSM Super Month
ShopSM Super Month
ShopSM Super Month

Plus, you can take advantage of these perks for more savings!

DurationOnline Promo
Oct 1-31FREE DELIVERY:
Free delivery with a min. P1,500 spend. Use promo code SUPERMONTH to avail.
Oct 1-16SUPER BRANDS: UNILEVER
P90 off on Pick-Up orders with a min. P600 spend on Unilever items
Free Delivery + discounts with a min. spend on Unilever items
Virtual Bundling
Up to 25% off on select Unilever items
SUPER BRANDS: SELECTA
P80 off on delivery with a min. P400 spend on Selecta Ice Cream items
Oct 1-29SUPER BRANDS: GARDENIA
Free delivery on P199 spend of Gardenia.
Oct 1-31SUPER BRANDS: ALASKA
Free 1PC of Lock & Lock 2.6L with a min. P1,000 spend on Alaska items
SUPER BRANDS: P&G
Up to 18% off on select P&G items
SUPER BRANDS: PHILUSA
Up to 25% off on select Philusa items
SUPER BRANDS: GRABMART
Oct 1-7 – Free 2pcs SM Bonus Paper Towel 2 ply with a min. P1,500 spend
Oct. 8-13 – Free Quaker Oats Instant Oatmeal 400g  with a min. P1,500 spend
Oct.17-21 – Free Lay’s Stax Original 135g  with a min. P1,500 spend
Oct.22-28 – Jack & Jill Cloud 9 Classic 7g   36pcs with a min. P1,500 spend
Oct. 29-31- Free SM Bonus Christmas Bag P350  with a min. P5,000 spend.
Oct. 14-16 – Free delivery with a min. P1,500 spend
Oct. 1-31 – 10k Voucher Raffle Promo
Mechanics: Get a chance to win P10,000 voucher for every transaction worth at least P3,500.
No. of Winners: 3
ShopSM Super Month
ShopSM Super Month
ShopSM Super Month
ShopSM Super Month

With such super deals – free gifts, free delivery and huge discounts – October really is a Super Month for shopping!

And we won’t have to leave home! Just visit shopsm.com/groceries or download the ShopSM app on Google Play or the App Store.

ShopSM Super Month
ShopSM
ShopSM Super Month
ShopSM Super Month

Planning to shop in-store? The weekend of October 14 to 16 is great time to do so as it is Tatang’s Weekend Sale! In honor of SM’s founder Henry Sy, whom the SM community affectionately refers to as Tatang, SM Markets will offer up to 50% off on participating items, free delivery on with a minimum Php1,000 single-receipt spend, plus a chance to be one of 10,000 winners of Php10,000 worth of shopping money!

Check out my previous posts about SM Markets:

Pet Express holds exclusive Piso Sale for pet care products from October 7-10 exclusively on MetroMart

The Pet Express PISO SALE, exclusively via MetroMart headlines the weekend piso sale events of MetroMart this October 7-10, 2022. Premium dog and cat foods can be purchased for only ₱1.00 from participating Pet Express branches, via exclusive delivery order on the MetroMart app and website.

The Pet Express PISO SALE, exclusively via MetroMart will have select products available for only ₱1.00 within schedules of 9AM- 2PM & 3PM-8PM on October 7-10, 2022, Friday until Monday. These include Pedigree Dentastix, Pedigree and Cesar dog food in different flavors, plus Whiskas, SmartHeart and Sheba cat food in different flavors.

MetroMart Pet Express Piso Sale
MetroMart Pet Express Piso Sale

Participating Pet Express branches include Pet Express Finlandia, Pet Express Cubao, Pet Express SM Aura, Pet Express North Edsa, Pet Express SM Makati, Pet Express SM Megamall, Pet Express Estancia, Pet Express Masinag, Pet Express Alabang Hills, Pet Express Fairview, Pet Express Mall Of Asia, Pet Express Greenhills, Pet Express Virra Mall, Pet Express Dasmarinas, Pet Express Molino.

Check out all items up for grabs for just ₱1.00:

Date & TimeProduct and SRP
Oct 7, 9am-2pmPedigree Dentastix Small 5-10kg 7s (1week) (SRP: ₱119.75)
Pedigree Grilled Liver Loaf With Vegetable (SRP: ₱40.00)
Pedigree Beef Chunks In Gravy (SRP: ₱40.00)
Oct 7, 3pm-8pmSmartHeart Refine Cat Pouch Adult Tuna with Crab stick in Jelly (SRP: ₱39.00)
SmartHeart Refine Cat Pouch Adult Tuna with Chicken Flake in Jelly(SRP: ₱39.00)
Pedigree Pouch Chicken & Liver Gravy (SRP: ₱40.00)
Cesar Lamb (SRP: ₱74.75)
Oct 8, 9am-2pmWhiskas Pouch Ocean Fish (SRP: ₱32.00)
Whiskas Tuna (SRP: ₱32.00)
Whiskas Oceanfish In Can (SRP: ₱99.00)
Sheba Pouch Tuna & Salmon (SRP: ₱44.00)
Oct 8, 3pm-8pmSmartHeart Refine Cat Pouch Adult Tuna in Jelly (SRP: ₱39.00)
Cesar Chicken (SRP: ₱74.75)
Pedigree Chicken Chunks In Gravy (SRP: ₱40.00)
SmartHeart Refine Cat Pouch Adult Tuna with Bonito in Jelly (SRP: ₱39.00)
Oct 9, 9am-2pmSheba Premium Chicken Adult Wet Cat Food (SRP: ₱44.00)
Whiskas Kitten Tuna Wet Cat Food In Pouch (SRP: ₱35.00)
Cesar Chicken and Cheese (SRP: ₱74.75)
Whiskas Pouch Tuna & Whitefish (SRP: ₱32.00)
Oct 9, 3pm-8pmCesar Beef and Liver (SRP: ₱74.75)
Cesar Beef (SRP: ₱74.75)
Pedigree Simmered Beef Loaf With Vegetable (SRP: ₱40.00)
Oct 10, 9am-2pmPedigree 5 Kinds Of Meat Home Style Made From Real Meat (SRP: ₱115.00)
Sheba Succulent Chicken Breast Can (SRP: ₱65.00)
Oct 10, 3pm-8pmCesar Naturally Crafted Chicken Wet Dog Food (SRP: ₱74.75)
Whiskas Pouch Junior Mackerel (SRP: ₱35.00)
Ciao Jelly Chicken Fillet & Scallop Can (SRP: ₱69.75)
*Products are subject to availability in Pet Express branches. 

“The MetroMart family is excited to have this partnership with Pet Express, as we continue to provide our customers with lots of great deals through the weekend piso sales.This time, we are including the furry members of the household, and Filipino families and ‘furparents’ can shop online for their pet supplies and other pet essentials.” MetroMart CEO and co-founder Steffano Fazzini said.

The Pet Express PISO SALE, exclusively via MetroMart is applicable to New and Existing Users of MetroMart. A min. spend of only ₱1,000 is required in order to avail the 1-peso sale items. Only completed checkout of orders within the scheduled day and time can avail the discounted items.

MetroMart now in Bicol and Davao
MetroMart now in Bicol and Davao

New to MetroMart? Get a ₱200 discount for a minimum order of ₱2k. Use the promo code “MMNEW” on the MetroMart app or website upon checkout. This is applicable across all stores and supermarkets for New customers, valid for one-time use until October 16, 2022.

Sign up for a MetroMart account here and enjoy Php200 grocery credit.

MetroMart is the #1 online grocery delivery service in the Philippines. Our grocery partners include  S&R (with or no membership card required), Robinsons Supermarket, Landmark, The Marketplace, Shopwise, All Day Supermarket, Merrymart, Super8 Grocery Warehouse, Ever Supermarket, UltraMega Supermarket, 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 2 hours!

Over 160,000 products are available with MetroMart’s 500+ partner supermarkets and partner specialty stores. Order your groceries through http://www.metromart.com, or download the app on iOS or Android app store.

For more updates on MetroMart, follow it on Facebook and Instagram at @metromartph.

Details provided in a recent press release.

Get 1-peso snacks in MetroMart PISO SALE with No Brand and Robinsons Easymart

The MetroMart PISO SALE continues its weekend bargain blitzes this September 30 to October 3 with snacks and other products that can be purchased for only ₱1.00 from Robinsons Easymart and No Brand.

All participating stores of Robinsons Easymart and No Brand in MetroMart’s PISO SALE will have products available for only ₱1.00 within schedules of 9AM- 2PM & 3PM-8PM. A full-size loaf of Gardenia Classic white bread,1.5-liter and other sizes of Coca-Cola, potato chips and even cleaning supplies like Zonrox bleach are up for grabs from the Robinsons Easymart roster.

Say “Annyeong” to popular Korean snacks and drinks like Jjajang Ramen, Injeolmi snacks, dried seaweed snacks, banana milk, flavored tea stick packs, and potato chips from No Brand.

Check out all items up for grabs:

Robinsons Easymart
No Brand

*Products are subject to availability in No Brand and Robinsons Easymart branches.

“The MetroMart family is excited to be running even more Piso Sales with our supermarket and merchant partners like Robinsons Easymart and No Brand. We want to give the best deals to Filipino homes and families for different kinds of groceries and essentials, including snacks and household supplies.” MetroMart CEO and co-founder Steffano Fazzini said.

The MetroMart PISO SALE with Robinsons Easymart and No Brand is applicable to New and Existing Users of MetroMart. A min. spend of only ₱1,500 from Robinsons Easymart and ₱1,000 from No Brand is required in order to avail the 1-peso sale items. Only completed checkout of orders within the scheduled day and time can avail the discounted items.

Robinsons Easymart
No Brand

“The MetroMart family is excited to be running even more Piso Sales with our supermarket and merchant partners like Robinsons Easymart and No Brand. We want to give the best deals to Filipino homes and families for different kinds of groceries and essentials, including snacks and household supplies.” MetroMart CEO and co-founder Steffano Fazzini said.

The MetroMart PISO SALE with Robinsons Easymart and No Brand is applicable to New and Existing Users of MetroMart. A min. spend of only ₱1,500 from Robinsons Easymart and ₱1,000 from No Brand is required in order to avail the 1-peso sale items. Only completed checkout of orders within the scheduled day and time can avail the discounted items.

MetroMart now in Bicol and Davao
MetroMart

New to MetroMart? Get a ₱200 discount for a minimum order of ₱2k. Use the promo code “MMNEW” on the MetroMart app or website upon checkout. This is applicable across all stores and supermarkets for New customers, valid for one-time use until October 16, 2022.

Sign up for a MetroMart account here and enjoy Php200 grocery credit.

MetroMart is the #1 online grocery delivery service in the Philippines. Our grocery partners include  S&R (with or no membership card required), Robinsons Supermarket, Landmark, The Marketplace, Shopwise, All Day Supermarket, Merrymart, Super8 Grocery Warehouse, Ever Supermarket, UltraMega Supermarket, 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 2 hours!

Over 160,000 products are available with MetroMart’s 500+ partner supermarkets and partner specialty stores. Order your groceries through http://www.metromart.com, or download the app on iOS or Android app store.

For more updates on MetroMart, like and follow us on Facebook and Instagram at @metromartph.

Details provided in a recent press release.

Here’s your last chance to win a vivo V25e – Join the vivo Mobile Night Photography Contest

Filipinos love to celebrate, anytime, anywhere. Be it the graduation of a sibling, a friend getting promoted, or a fur baby giving birth, we always find a way to commemorate and document meaningful events.

For vivo fans who love to take photographs, vivo is inviting you to capture and share your best night shot captured via a vivo smartphone – your last chance to win the newly-launched premium smartphone, the vivo V25e as vivo is closing the submission of entries today, September 28.

Capturing Night Portrait Marvel

vivo representatives will choose the most creative image captured by vivo fans using any vivo smartphone. To qualify, the entry must be original work and should be shared as a comment on the official contest announcement posted on vivo Philippines Facebook page. Participants must also incorporate the #NightPortraitMaster in their captions.

vivo Mobile Night Photography Contest

The winning entry will be announced via the vivo Philippines Facebook page on September 30, 2022.

Follow the vivo Philippines’ social media accounts for more details and updates regarding the vivo Night Portrait mobile photography contest.

vivo V25 Series as #NightPortraitMaster

vivo has just officially launched its first color-changing #NightPortraitMaster, the vivo V25 Series. This latest addition to the V Series line is equipped with flagship specs that are cut above the rest. The vivo V25 Series supports Photochromic 2.0 Technology which allows the device to change into aesthetic colors when exposed to sunlight. In the camera department, the vivo V25 Series has impressive imaging capabilities such as 64MP OIS Ultra-Sensing Camera which gives users crisp and clear photo and video outputs. The series also features Natural Portrait which enables vivo fans to look even more amazing in a more natural way. Complementing this feature is the vivo 50MP Eye AutoFocus technology of vivo V25 and 32MP Eye AF of the vivo V25 Pro and V25e which capture the user’s face in glorious detail.

vivo Mobile Night Photography Contest

What makes the vivo V25 Series truly stand out is its impressive night features. Living up to the device’s title #NighPortraitMaster, the V Series Pro variant promises superb night photos with its  Real-Time Extreme Night Vision, Super Night Portrait, Super Night Algorithms, and Real-Time Extreme Night Vision features.

The vivo V25 Pro is priced at PHP 29,999 while the vivo V25 and the vivo V25e sell at PHP 23,999 and PHP 17,999, respectively. For Filipino fans who want to avail of the vivo V25 Series, order is now ongoing for vivo V25e ( via vivo websiteShopeeLazada), vivo V25  (via vivo website, ShopeeLazada) and vivo V25 Pro (via vivo websiteShopee, Lazada).

For more information on vivo’s latest news and updates, please head to vivo’s official FacebookInstagram and YouTube channels.

About vivo

vivo is a technology company that creates great products based on a design-driven value, with smart devices and intelligent services as its core. The company aims to build a bridge between humans and the digital world. Through unique creativity, vivo provides users with an increasingly convenient mobile and digital life. Following the company’s core values, which include Benfen*, design-driven value, user orientation, continuous learning, and team spirit, vivo has implemented a sustainable development strategy with the vision of developing into a healthier, more sustainable world-class corporation.

While bringing together and developing the best local talents to deliver excellence, vivo is supported by a network of R&D centers in Shenzhen, Dongguan, Nanjing, Beijing, Hangzhou, Shanghai, and Xi’an, focusing on the development of state-of-the-art consumer technologies, including 5G, artificial intelligence, industrial design, imaging system, and other up-and-coming technologies. vivo has also set up an intelligent manufacturing network (including those authorized by vivo), with an annual production capacity of nearly 200 million smartphones. As of now, vivo has branched out its sales network across more than 60 countries and regions and is loved by more than 400 million users worldwide.

Details and images provided in a recent press release.

Amazon unveils Prime Early Access Sale—A new holiday shopping event for members to save big from October 11 to 12

Amazon recently unveiled Prime Early Access Sale, a new two-day global shopping event exclusive to Prime members. The event begins October 11 at 12 a.m. PDT and runs through October 12 in 15 countries: Austria, Canada, China, France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, the UK, and the U.S.

Prime Early Access Sale gives members a chance to kick off the holiday shopping season early with hundreds of thousands of deals. As part of the new deals event, Amazon is introducing a Top 100 list of some of the season’s most popular and giftable items. New deals from the list will drop throughout the event, offering deep savings across all top categories, including electronics, fashion, home, kitchen, pets, toys, and Amazon devices. Holiday gift guides and Amazon’s Toys We Love list will also make it easier for Prime members to discover, shop, and save on deals this holiday season.

“We are so excited to help Prime members kick off the holiday season with Amazon’s new Prime Early Access Sale—an exclusive opportunity for members to get deep discounts on top brands we know they are looking for this time of year,” said Jamil Ghani, vice president of Amazon Prime. “And members can start enjoying exclusive Prime benefits and offers now, plus find gift ideas for the family with our holiday gift guides and this year’s Toys We Love list.”

Start Saving Now

Members don’t have to wait to take advantage of holiday gift guides, as well as Prime benefits and offers. They can also learn more by visiting amazon.com/earlyaccess. Customers can join Prime or start a free 30-day trial at amazon.com/prime to participate.

  • Explore Holiday Gift Guides: Prime members can find gifting inspiration for the holiday season with gift guides, featuring top items from the toys and home categories. The toys gift guide features the most popular toys and games of the holiday season. It also includes the Toys We Love list of more than 60 items only available at Amazon from top brands, including Hasbro, Disney, Fisher-Price, Bluey, and National Geographic. For more information, visit amazon.com/toyswelove. The home gift guide includes must-have products from brands like Amazon Basics, Christopher Knight, De’Longhi, iRobot, Shark, simplehuman, and ZINUS.
  • Try Amazon Music Unlimited: Prime members who haven’t yet tried Amazon Music Unlimited can get four months free—with 90 million songs ad-free and in HD, plus millions of podcast episodes—and non-Prime members are eligible for three months free. Or, Prime members can get an Echo Dot (3rd gen) for $0.99 with a one-month subscription of Amazon Music Unlimited. Both offers are available starting September 26 and ending October 12.
  • Get a Grubhub+ Membership, Free For a Year: Prime members in the U.S. can get even more delivered to their door with a free, one-year Grubhub+ membership trial valued at $9.99 per month—at no additional cost to their Prime membership for the first 12 months. This offer includes unlimited, $0 delivery fees on orders over $12, along with exclusive offers and rewards for Grubhub+ members, like free food and order discounts from hundreds of thousands of restaurants across the country. To activate this deal, members can visit amazon.com/grubhub.
  • Score Deals on Prime Video: Prime Video is just one of many benefits included with a Prime membership. In addition to a vast collection of movies, series, and sports included with Prime Video, from September 30 through October 7, Prime members can enjoy a selection of new and popular titles to rent or buy at up to 50% off.

Plan Ahead for Prime Early Access Sale

Amazon makes it easy to prepare for Prime Early Access Sale, setting up personalized deal notifications and creating shopping lists.

  • Set up Personalized Deal Notifications: 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 Early Access Sale event page on the Amazon app between now and the event to create deal alerts. Once Prime Early Access Sale begins, members will receive push notifications on any available deals.
  • Create Deal Lists with Alexa: Busy Prime members who don’t want to miss a deal can add products to their Wish List, Cart, or Save for Later list. Alexa can notify members up to 24 hours before eligible deals go live on items they’ve added to their lists—and even offer to purchase the deal once it’s available.

Deliveries Backed by Amazon’s Operations Network

Fast, free delivery of Prime Early Access Sale orders is made possible thanks to Amazon’s global transportation network, which is powered by 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 delivering that familiar Amazon box, it’s the people and partners across the operations network who make it all possible.

More Opportunities to Join Prime

Amazon offers two discounted Prime memberships with the same unparalleled value of all benefits to make everyday selection and savings more accessible.

  • Qualifying recipients of government assistance, including SNAP EBT and Medicaid, can enjoy all of Prime for just $6.99 per month. To learn more or to sign up for a free trial, visit amazon.com/qualifynow.
  • Designed specifically for higher education students, Prime Student is just $7.49 per month or $69 per year. Members also enjoy exclusive perks for college life, like up to 10% off flights and hotels through StudentUniverse. College students who haven’t yet tried Prime Student can sign up for a six-month trial at amazon.com/joinstudent.

Every Day Made Better with Prime

Prime delivers value for members through world-class customer service, exclusive savings, expansive selection, convenience, and quality digital entertainment for just $14.99 per month or $139 per year.In the U.S. that includes free, fast delivery—including on groceries and prescription medication, unlimited streaming of movies and series like The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power and live sports like Thursday Night Football 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. Members can also enjoy a free, one-year Grubhub+ membership trial valued at $9.99 per month—at no added cost to their Prime membership. Anyone can join Prime or start a free 30-day trial at amazon.com/prime.

Shop With Confidence

Customers can shop with peace of mind knowing that we stand behind the products sold in Amazon’s stores with the A-to-z Guarantee. Amazon’s protection applies to products purchased in our stores worldwide, and in the unlikely event that customers experience issues with timely delivery or condition of their purchase, Amazon will make it right by refunding or replacing it. Amazon is committed to a trustworthy shopping experience and backs the products offered in Amazon’s Prime Early Access Sale, as well as the hundreds of millions of products offered every day in our stores. Learn more here.

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.

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