Have you ever purchased something online only to regret the splurge once the item arrives at your house? You’re not alone, Cosmo girls! For all the pleasure it gives, shopping tends to give us buyer’s remorse when we do it impulsively—something we’re all guilty of, we promise!
But shopping can also be a form of self-care, especially when done right and if it supports a good cause. Check out these Pinays’ tips on how to keep yourself from overspending during your next shopping spree:
1. Don’t shop when you’re sad.
During this quarantine, many of us have turned to online shopping to chase the blues away. But according to Nikka Pesudas, retail therapy isn’t always the answer. Instead, she goes for the 7-Day Rule. She says, “I wait for seven days before purchasing an item. If I’m still thinking about the item after seven days, I buy it. But if not, I don’t.”
2. Ask family or friends to help you decide.
Do you ever get that sinking feeling when your credit card bill arrives and you realize that you spent a lot on things you don’t really need? Impulsive shoppers can probably relate.
This is why Monique Estrella, a self-confessed impulsive buyer, has learned to turn to her friends and S.O. to help her decide whether she should add to cart or not. She explains, “I ask my jowa and friends to help decide whether or not I really need an item. Will I need it in the future, or am I just bored?”
3. Always write reviews.
The reviews you write on Lazada after purchasing an item won’t just help other shoppers make smart purchases, but they can also help you earn coins that you can use on future splurges. As Maria Isabel Alves shares, “I always post reviews with pictures included because I earn points from it that I can use on my next purchases. More points equal more discounts!”
Ready to put these smart shopping tips to use? Here’s a big online sale you can take advantage of: Unilever Philippines’ Shop2Give Care Sale. In partnership with Lazada, Unilever Philippines is offering exclusive deals and discounts on your favorite Unilever products only on July 2.
It feels like an early Christmas celebration! Free shipping is available all day without a minimum spend, and you get free gifts with a total bill of P499 and up on the Unilever Home Care and Unilever Beauty official stores! If you’re eager to score a great deal, you must keep your eyes peeled for flash sales happening throughout the day. Plus, check out these vouchers you can collect in-store during the sale:
- P500 off with a minimum spend of P1500
- P100 off with a minimum spend of P499
- 25 percent off with a minimum spend of P800
But here’s the best part: A portion of the sale’s proceeds will go to Unilever Philippines’ partner charities. So when you do add your favorite self-care items to cart, you can rest assured that your money will support the ongoing educational programs of UNICEF Philippines and Gawad Kalinga’s Barangay Walang Iwanan Community Initiative. With this, Unilever Philippines hopes to celebrate Christmas early with us and those in need. Galing!
Here are some of the items you can shop during the sale:
TRESemmé Shampoo Keratin Smooth 620 mL, P380, available on Lazada
Dove Deodorant Dry Serum Collagen + B3 Intensive Renew 500 mL (bundle of 2), P303, available on Lazada
Pond's Vitamin Duo Sheet Mask Collection 20 g, P215, available on Lazada
Dove Nourishing Secrets Invigorating Ritual Body Wash Avocado 500 mL, P271, available on Lazada
Love Beauty and Planet Sea Salt & Bergamot Shampoo Deep Restore 400 mL, P371, available on Lazada