Monthlong Liveblog | Birth Month Shopping Haul Boxes

We are all shoppers. Set. Schedule. Shop!

I shop more in September than in December. The first reason is, I intend to spoil myself with rewards during my birth month (I work like hell while waiting for September.) Second, I gradually start shopping for Christmas gift items earlier to avoid the Yuletide bustle from sensationalized “Christmas Sale” and “Year-End Sale”. How about you? Have you set a shopping schedule for your self?

This month-long liveblog is dedicated to document my shopping behavior throughout September. Concurrently, it aspires to review the items which you might be interested of buying as well. Johndappercloser earns when you shop such items through the links below. It is rest assured that we only feature here an item which we vouch for quality and reasonability.

First Haul: The Vax Box

Shopping Haul, September 5.

Knit Vest (Khaki, Medium) : This is the item that I am most excited to wear from the first haul. I intend to strut with this as a sole top on my anti-Covid19 vax day. (Well, let us see!). Furthermore, with its color and fit, this is a perfect layering piece both for the virtual Yuletide invitations and  year-end branch e-gatherings at work. SHOP IT HERE NOW: https://shp.ee/xnub2y7

Sweat Short (Brown) : Tentatively, this is the pair-in-mind of the vest for my vax day garb. I have been really looking for a loose white pants though for a better look. Nevertheless, this short is a sure favorite piece for home workout, lounging and athliesure-ly strolls. I also got a bloody red one. SHOP IT HERE NOW: https://shp.ee/rn5b6kp

Cylinder Bag (White) : I find the shape of this bag really unique and functional. This would be a complementary accessory for those comfortable fits you don for errands (wearing this for vax day as well). Its size looks easy to carry yet can contain your extra mask, alcohol spray, face shield, quarantine pass and your phone. An extra shirt can still hitch as well. SHOP IT HERE NOW: https://shp.ee/qbw8t5p

Silicone Mask (Transparent) : I really do not guarantee the protective function of this mask when used alone. I purchased this because I plan to wear it with a brown surgical mask as an inner mask to enhance filtration power. Aesthetically, that way it gives a look like you are only wearing one mask. Consider this a double masking style tip. Try it on! SHOP IT HERE NOW: https://shp.ee/tdjj7i7

Automatic Alcohol Dispenser (White) : Seamless hand disinfection! If you are like me who is whiny to the challenging act of spraying a sanitizer onto my palms, you will love to buy more than one of this dispenser with ultra-sensitive infrared sensor. Perhaps, one for each room in your house. Easy to refill, battery life saver, non-drip design. SHOP IT HERE NOW: https://shp.ee/fz7u287

Shopping is owning what you need. Thus, we are all shoppers. We buy things that we need from time to time. The only bad thing one gets from shopping though, is when one does it without a schedule, thus compromising the other financial needs. Do not just shop because it is a leisurely thing to do nor since the item is cheaper. You can “add to cart” all the time. But “check out” deliberately. 

By scheduling, this means shopping at the set time. A time when your target budget is already available. Set. Schedule. Shop! Until the next box!

Your Wellness Routine And Your Planet

Our Earth has its own looks and health as well. Do good.

The world now more than ever, is inhabited by people who are consciously taking care of their looks and wellness. Do you belong to this health-conscious club? It is highly likely! Has it ever crossed your mind that while caring for your well-being, you can actually contribute in sustaining a more habitable Earth? Let us talk about that correlation. It is seriously simple.

YOUR WELLNESS ROUTINE AND YOUR PLANET

The packaging of the product you are using for your skincare routine or your grooming regimen, stays as a pollutant for more than 450 years before it is biodegraded. Exponentially, all of your friends, old and new, real and fake, are also using health products with similar packaging materials. It does not mean though that we should stop paying attention to our health. It means that we should simply stop patronizing those health products and consider changing our preference into brands which foster sustainable lifestyle. This is just one of the gravely situations which Watsons’ Sustainable Choices campaign comes into play.

The trusted health product retailer, through the Sustainable Choices campaign, puts sustainability at the core of brand development and sourcing, from packaging to ingredient choices. These are aimed to help shoppers make Sustainable Choices by providing them with Earth-friendly options for their wellness needs.

YOUR NEXT WATSONS RUN

On your next wellness essential shopping at Watsons, the following four initiatives are encouraged as part of a long-term commitment to protecting the environment anchored on four pillars – Community, People, Customers and Planet. Indeed, look good, do good, feel great.

Clean Beauty

Carrying a wide range of Clean Beauty products available at affordable prices, the store’s Clean Beauty products contain better ingredients that are sourced responsibly with an eye toward sustainability.

Reuse & Refill

Watsons Philippines believes in reusing so it will make refill packs available for
purchase so they can reuse the original containers of shampoos, conditioners, lotions, and other personal care products, enabling them to create a habit that helps reduce waste going into landfills.

Better Ingredients

Palm Oil and its derivatives are used in 70% of beauty products and with its yield being far better than any other crop, there is no way to remove it from formulations. The problem with palm oil is that it is extremely harmful for the environment.

Better Packaging

Biodegrading of plastic bottles take 450+ years, while plastic bags take a grueling 20+years, adding grave impact to the environment.

Watsons Philippines promotes products packaged in recycled containers by encouraging use of 100% sustainable paper packaging that come from sustainably and responsibly managed forests and plantations or using bio-based or post-consumer recycled plastics. In stores, it has been encouraging shoppers to refuse single-use plastics wherever they go and instead, bring
their reusable shopping bags or use eco-friendly totes.

YOUR CALL

It is indeed imperative to take care of one’s health – to look good, to feel great. But I hope, from now on, we shall stop the self-centered type of care. Our Earth has its own looks and health as well. Do good.

*Here is an easy and fun to-do list to Do Good.

Take care of yourself. Take care of her.

My Kadayawan Revelry | From Food Hopping To Food Grabbing

Indulging in arrays of local Davao food was transitioned gracefully and appetizingly in the new normal, by the GrabFood PH superapp.

In the pre pandemic celebration of Kadayawan Festival, there are two things that excite me. One, attending Habi Kadayawan, a style spectacle of apparels made by various local designers, inspired from the rich 11 tribes of the city. Two, hopping through spreads of local dishes from Davao-grown restaurants, feeling that festive vibe traversing gleeful streets from one plate, platter rather, to another. The Festival is always about Fashion and Food, for me.

READ MORE: HABI KADAYAWAN

The New Normal Kadayawan Festival Celebration

When the regulation of social gatherings is mandated due to CoVid-19, the city’s festival steering body gracefully transitioned the celebration by airing the awaited events live through the Kadayawan sa Davao Facebook account. Such regulation also implied a feast-at-home celebration of the Festival. Indulging in arrays of local Davao food was transitioned gracefully as well and appetizingly at that, by the GrabFood PH superapp which lists more home-grown restaurants in their menu, offering more choices, availability and FEASTivities! 

Here are five Davao-grown restaurants and my respective favorite “Grabs” for the FEASTival or even for a usual day’s food cravings. 

  1. Dod’s Ihaw-Ihaw

READ MORE: A World Street Food Master In Davao

Feast At Home Through The GrabFood Kadayawn FEASTival Raffle Promo

HOW TO JOIN:

 STEP 1: Order from a select list of restaurants on Grab (Grab Superapp).

STEP 2: Use the promo code “MADAYAW”.

STEP 3: Accomplish the raffle form here:https://grb.to/FEASTival (1 order equivalent to 1 raffle entry.)

* Promo runs from August 16, 2021 to August 31, 2021

PRIZE DETAILS:

● Grab will be awarding 10 winners with 40 GrabFood vouchers worth P250 off, no min. order required, and 25 winners with 8 GrabFood vouchers worth P250 off, no min. order required. Voucher can be used for any restaurant, in any city, and with no expiry date. 

● Electronic raffle draw will be on September 6, 2021 via online Zoom meeting with the presence of a DTI Representative.

● Winners will be posted on Grab’s Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram (stories) accounts on September 9, 2021. Winners will be contacted by a Grab Representative on the same date. Winners will be notified via registered mail and in-app inbox message, too.

2. Lachi’s Sans Rival ATBP.

3. New Davao Famous Restaurant

5. Cecil’s Snack Inn and Bakeshoppe Inc.

5. Southwing Cafeteria

READ ALSO: First-to-try Restos in Davao

We have indeed adjusted to the new normal. Working, schooling, doing business and even celebrating Fiestas, we all do these now at home, facilitated by an app or an online platform. As to for FEASTing-at-home, my app is Green! Before, hopping. Now, Grabbing. Happy Kadayawan! 

Grab Piso Festival: P1 Delivery Fee, P1 Meal Until June 30

An app-based, user-only celebration of favorite home-delivered food at its friendliest tag!

Aside from convenience, variety and safety, New Grab Users get tremendous value-for-money with the “Grab Piso Festival”. One peso delivery fee and one peso meals await new users until June 30, 2021. 

PISO FOOD DELIVERY

Indeed a generous overture for the first purchase of new users, an irresistible P1 delivery fee promotion from Grab await for the whole month of June, with no minimum fee! Open to all new Grab users from Cebu, Pampanga, Davao, Bacolod, Iloilo, Baguio, Cagayan De Oro, Lipa, Dumaguete, Tarlac, Olongapo, and Zamboanga

PISO DEALS

New Grab Users can also enjoy some of their beloved comfort food for only P1 all throughout June. Check out GrabFood app regularly to find out when you can get your favorite food at its lowest price from tap to lap! 

“In the coming months, we hope to expand our exciting promotions to include more partner brands, and more cities nationwide,“ says Greg Camacho, Head of GrabFood. 

Indeed, Grab Piso Festival is an app-based, user-only celebration of favorite home-delivered food at its friendliest tag! It is not for everyone. Download the app first. Now! 

About Grab

Grab is the leading super app in Southeast Asia, providing everyday services that matter most to consumers. Today, the Grab app has been downloaded onto over 185 million mobile devices, giving users access to over 9 million drivers, merchants and agents. Grab offers the widest range of on-demand transport services in the region, in addition to food, package, grocery delivery services, mobile payments and financial services across 339 cities in eight countries.

Grab This Treat! Get Free Burgers From Mcdonald’s Via The GrabFood App

Not just one, but two tasty burgers!

Yesterday’s afternoon break was one of those moments when I crave for something that “tastes better when it is not homemade” for snacks. I was thinking of a nugget-and-fries combo while nibbling a caramel-flavored refreshment. Imagine that during a work-from-home break time! 

“tastes better when it is not homemade”

I got my phone and purposely looked for Mcdonald’s in my Grab super app. When we talk about nuggets and caramel treats, “Mcdo! Love ko to!”.  

But how would you feel getting not just one but two tasty burgers for FREE from Mcdonald’s after ordering your cravings via the Grab App? 

Well this Grab-Mcdonald’s Promo is for you:

*With a minimum Mcdonald’s order of PhP 400 through your GrabFood app. Available at McDonald’s Bacolod, Baguio, CDO, Davao, Cebu, Pampanga, Dumaguete, Iloilo, Lipa, Zamboanga and Olongapo. This treat is only up until May 30, 2021.

Your options for work-from-home downtime cravings do not have to be home-quarantined to limited choices. You deserve an array of food offerings and exciting freebies. Check out your GrabFood app regularly! 

Grab is the leading super app in Southeast Asia, providing everyday services that matter most to consumers. Today, the Grab app has been downloaded onto over 185 million mobile devices, giving users access to over 9 million drivers, merchants and agents. Grab offers the widest range of on-demand transport services in the region, in addition to food, package, grocery delivery services, mobile payments and financial services across 339 cities in eight countries.

Holcim Raffles Off 10 Brand New Cars For Mindanao-Based Buyers | How To Join The Raffle

Are you a massive infrastructure builder or an ordinary repair-it-yourself homeowner? Build to win!

To reward the growing number of Mindanaon users who have experienced how the Holcim products built their structures strong, durable and of high quality, building solutions provider Holcim Philippines, Inc is giving away more than PhP 8 Million worth of “Build to Win” raffle prizes this June to December 2021.

HOW TO JOIN AS A PER-PIECE CEMENT BUYER

Earn ONE raffle entry when you purchase TEN 40-kilogram bags of road infrastructure  cement  Holcim Solido, general  purpose  cement  Holcim  Excel, or  masonry cement Holcim Wallright 

Earn ONE raffle entry when you purchase  FIVE bags of Holcim Skim Coat or Holcim Tile Adhesive. 

HOW TO JOIN AS A BULK CEMENT BUYER

Earn ONE raffle entry when you purchase 800,000 kilograms of cement. 

RAFFLE ENTRY STUB

Fill-up the raffle coupon with correct details: Complete Name, Address, Mobile Number, Store ka-Partner (Hardware Store Name) & Signature.

Partner Retail Stores will also have the chance to win! Retail outlets as store ka-partner should be indicated in the raffle stubs.

Incomplete details will be invalid.

Drop Boxes are found in participating hardware stores within Mindanao.

As more and more builders in Mindanao become regular customers attesting to the unparalleled quality of the Holcim products, these users indeed deserve the prizes of Holcim’s biggest EVER raffling event.

Are you a massive infrastructure builder or an ordinary repair-it-yourself homeowner? Build to win!

Grab This Treat! P200 Off When You Gas up at Phoenix Stations in Davao City

You deserve this treat!

Save on your fuel budget by downloading the GRAB app! As a treat to new GRAB users in Davao, the leading super app in Southeast Asia, has partnered with Davao-grown fuel company, Phoenix Petroleum in giving away PhP 200 worth of fuel vouchers. There are 11-participating Phoenix stations in Davao to choose from.

How to Grab The PhP 200 Free Fuel Voucher 

  1. Download the GRAB app for free on Google Play Store or Apple App Store.
  2. Sign up for a new account within February 19 to March 7, 2021.
  3. After signing up, you will automatically receive the voucher as a welcome gift via GrabRewards.
  4. GRAB user can immediately use the voucher to gas up, if they make a minimum purchase of P300 at any of the 11-participating Phoenix Petroleum stations in Davao City.
  5. The fuel coupons may be claimed until May 06, 2021 up to 60 days after the promo deadline.

What to do When Gassing Up at a Phoenix Gas Station 

  1. Find the reward in the new user’s feed or in the Rewards catalogue
  2. Click on the reward
  3. See the terms and conditions and click “Redeem” then confirm redemption
  4. Click “Claim” to claim the reward in any of the participating Phoenix stations.
  5. Allow the pumpboy to input the 4-digit PIN to redeem your P200 OFF. 

“This is a strategic partnership between Grab and Phoenix Petroleum to be able to provide more convenience to nearly two million Davaoenos.” said Ronald Roda, Head of Country Operations for Grab Philippines.

“Together with Grab, we want to strengthen our relationship with Davaoenos as we offer more value and convenience.” said Henry Albert Fadullon, Phoenix Petroleum Chief Operating Officer

The technology which services are offered through an app does not just make our daily purchases easier. It also makes our experience more rewarding. Grab the GRAB-Phoenix Free Fuel Promo now. You deserve this treat! 

Terms and Conditions:

Coupons can only be used once. Used coupons will be automatically be deleted from the GrabRewards tab but can be viewed in the Transaction History (reference # unavailable). || All unredeemed coupons shall be forfeited and automatically deleted from the GrabRewards tab after the redemption period. || Successfully redeemed coupons through the app may neither be changed nor cancelled. || Coupons are non-transferable and non-convertible to cash or credit. || Coupons must be redeemed at the station. Management retains the right to reject any coupon that has been screenshot, tampered with or found in any way unacceptable. || Coupons may be used for in-tank fills only. Refilling of containers will not be allowed. || P.O., truck and bulk transactions are excluded in the promo. || Coupons may be redeemed until March 14, 2021 (7 days after promo end date) only.

*For more information, follow Grab Philippines on Facebook and check out the Grab app.