Great food, exciting travel opportunities, thrilling activities, and a whole lot of shopping—these are a few of everyone’s summer agenda or wish list. Of course, not everyone has that much money to afford all these on top of everyday expenses, so we have to adjust our budget and save up. Here, a few hacks you need to know to get more out of your shopping money:
1. Shopping for Groceries
When it comes to groceries, always buy in bulk. You know those jumbo packs of laundry detergent, huge boxes of soap, or shampoo and conditioner bundles? They can save you hundreds of pesos. Plus, they don't expire quickly and would be used regularly, anyway, so you don't have to worry about wastes.
Bonus tip: Traveling via plane this season? Buy some mini bottles (look for those with a capacity of 100ml or less if you don't have a baggage check-in), and transfer liquids like your shampoo and conditioner in them. This way, you can save on toiletries expenses and baggage weight.
2. Shopping for Gadgets and Accessories
Looking for a handy camera and accessories to document all your travels this summer? It's safer to buy at the mall or from established retailers than to risk buying secondhand gadgets or shopping from tiangges or sidewalk vendors. Not only will gadgets like cameras or storage devices come with a warranty Keep an eye out for sales or discounts offered to certain cardholders, too.
3. Shopping with Your Credit Card
Use your credit card when you shop for your new summer OOTDs, luggage, and accessories, and keep earning rewards points. You can even use those rewards to claim free or discounted flights.
4. Shopping for a Staycation
Maybe, just like so many of us, you can't stay away from the office too long because you gotta work, work, work, work, work. Look for a quick getaway in the city instead of flying miles or spending hours on a road trip. Compare hotel and room rates, consider the amenities and inclusions side by side with the accomodation's prices, and don't hesitate to avail discounts or freebies.
5. Shopping for Flights
As much as possible, plan and pay for flights 3 to 6 months ahead of your trip, as tickets can get pricier as the flight date gets nearer. Follow the official Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram page of airlines like Cebu Pacific, so if they cook up a piso fare or seat sale, you'll be among the first to know.
6. Shopping for Rewards Cards
The beauty of lifestyle rewards programs like GetGo by Cebu Pacific is that you can earn points that you can use to buy airline tickets, just by doing what you do everyday with their partner brands—whether it’s swiping your credit card at the mall, gassing up, or doing your groceries. You can also be entitled to discounts on partner establishments like restaurants, retailers, and hotels.
You can even earn more points when you travel through Cebu Pacific! Every P5.00 spent on your flights is equivalent to 1 GetGo point, and when you have enough, you can use your points to get discounts on flights or get them totally free! Plus, with GetGo’s Earning and Sharing Circles, you can book flights for/with your friends or family to pool or share your rewards.
Another thing that sets GetGo apart from other rewards programs is that the points never expire when you use your account at least once a year. There are a lot of promos, seat sales at very low prices, new partners, and new perks for all GetGo members, too. Start planning that epic summer you've always dreamed of, and get your card NOW!
To avail of the GetGo card, simply visit GetGo.com.ph, click JOIN, and fill out the application form. For only a P150 membership fee, you can have your personalized GetGo card delivered to your doorstep. Get more information on memberships and partners by browsing through GetGo.com.ph. The latest updates are also on GetGoPH's official pages on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.