Archive for the ‘Incentives & Promotions’ Category
The Macau Daily Times recently reported that Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW) working in area are now eligible to borrow from 300,000 Pesos up to 2 million Pesos with a fixed interest rate of 7.5 percent per annum. This program is a joint effort of the Department of Labor and Employement (DOLE), the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA), the Development Bank of the Philippines (DBP) and the Land Bank of the Philippines. This special loan program is open to all migrant and overseas Filipinos legally working abroad.
Eligibility rules require the applicant to have a net monthly income of no less than 10,000 Pesos and has made at least one contribution to OWWA. Approved applicants have seven years to pay the loan.
Source: Macau Daily Times
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Coffee Bean is a great place to hang around telecommuting. Their “Eggs Ben” (eggs benedict) are by far the best in the city. Cap it out with their newly launched and hotly raved frozen yogurt.
Valid only on Sunday, September 26, 2010.
Just print the coupon, cut it out and present it to your Coffee Bean Barista. Valid only at Greenbelt, Trinoma, Alabang Town Center, Midtown, Four Seasons, Rockwell, Eastwood, Greenhills Promenade and Bonifacio High Street.
Source: E-mail from coffeebean.com.ph
Globe recently introduced its newest mobile phone service offer – SuperIDD which gives Globe Handyphone prepaid and postpaid subscribers unlimited calls to the continental US and Canada at 99 Pesos per day or 1,999 Pesos in a month.
Unlimited calls can be done daily during the hours of 11:00pm up to 5:59am Philippine time zone (GMT+8:00). That’s 8:00am – 2:59pm in the westcoast (Pacific Standard Time or PST) for British Columbia, Washington and California residents.
This service is only available while in the Philippines and will not work if you are roaming outside the country.
If you call outside the allowed hours and you are a prepaid subscriber, your call will be dropped. However, for postpaid subscribers, the call will go through at normal rates of US$0.30 per minute. Calls made within the allowable hours but extend beyond 5:59am will still be considered under the SuperIDD service.
Read more at Globe’s website
Think you can just get it for free? It’s a promo by McDonald’s.
Every order worth at least P400 via mcdelivery.com.ph gives you a chance to win 2 tickets to Cats Musical.
One winner of two tickets worth P 3,500 each and one winner of two tickets worth P5,000 each will be electronically drawn daily!
For the weekly grand draw, a total of 16 tickets worth P7,000 each will be raffled off to 8 lucky winners!
Promo runs from May 15 – June 7, 2010 only!
PAL is going to run another midnight sale on May 2, 2010, starting 12:01am up to 6:00am, Manila time.
Interested people are advised to visit PAL’s website starting May 1, 2010, at 6:00pm, Manila time, to know more about what’s at stake for their Midnight Special promotions.
Source: Philippine Airlines.
Philippine Airlines or PAL introduces a year-long series of incentives and promotions:
A grand seat raffle that covers all customers who purchase PAL revenue tickets in the Philippines and via PAL’s website, and who travel between March 16 and December 31, 2010. A total of 16,000 winners will be chosen during nine monthly raffle draws. Prizes include free tickets for routes equivalent to those in tickets bought and flown. On March 15, 2011, PAL’s 70th anniversary, up to 3,000 lucky passengers get to travel for free.
A major discounted-fare promotion that features generously discounted rates on all domestic PAL routes. A flat rate of P700 on one-way flights between Manila and points in Luzon or the Visayas, and P1,700 to/from Mindanao destinations are offered. International flights are also covered by the promo; fares vary according to route.
A “Philippines Free” international campaign features free travel within the Philippines. It will be offered to passengers who travel on PAL’s international services during selected periods of the year. The sale period is between March 15 and April 7, 2010.
A promo for seniors 70 years old benefits these passengers celebrating their 70th birthday between March 15 and April 15, 2010. These senior celebrants receive a free domestic ticket when a companion’s ticket is purchased for travel on the same date and route. This promo is valid for travel from May 15 to August 20, 2010.
A new loyalty program targeting the youth market called Mabuhay Miles “Y Flyer” is set to take off on Monday, March 15, 2010. The program covers passengers between the ages of two and 21 years. Current Mabuhay Miles members in this age group automatically qualify as Y Flyers. They enjoy a 10% discount off published fares, initially for PAL domestic routes. This also includes earning miles by using partner brands’ products and services. PAL will give away 50 tickets to the March 27 “Changing Lives: Timbaland Shock Value II” concert in Manila, which features Justin Timberlake and Jojo. The free tickets will go to Y Flyers who register as members and purchase tickets on March 16 at selected PAL ticket offices – Makati, Cubao, Manila (Padre Faura), SM Cebu and Davao.
Source: PAL FB Fan Page
See poster below for details.
Source: National Bookstore and SM.
Remittance king Xoom.com has launched a new program that allows overseas and migrant Filipinos, or practically anyone for that matter, to send money to the Philippines for free. The catch includes two things:
(1) The first transfer is FREE of any fees;
(2) The coupon code will expire in seven (7) days
When you login to the XOOM.com website, you have to enter the coupon code XOOM4FREE located at the bottom of the “Payments Page”.
For more information, call XOOM in North America through 1-888-993-3966 or go to their Help Center website.
Only available at Cebu, BF Paranaque, Ortigas, Malaet, Pasong Tamo, SM Megamall, Tomas Morato, Capitol Hills, Paseo de Sta. Rosa and Telus Araneta Center.
For inquiries, call 815-0732.
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SMART Communications (Philippines) is giving away over 50 Million Pesos.
Their new promo is called “BigTym Buddy Promo!” There are daily cash prizes of 500 thousand, monthly raffles of 1 million and the grand draw worth 5 million Pesos. This new promo starts today, Friday, September 11, 2009 and will run until December 9, 2009.
To register, send your name and address to 2332, e.g. JUAN TAMAD / 10 PASEO DE ROXAS, MAKATI. The registration also serves as an opt-in command to the promo alerts pushed to the subscriber at specific times in a day. These free announcements may include but not limited to winner information, registration reminder, profiling questions, promo tips as well as special messages. Special messages inform subscribers of instances to increase the number of raffle entries that they may receive by answering certain questions. Registration is a one-time process per SIM card and is free of charge. However, you may register the same name using several SIM cards / mobile numbers.
Next, you must text BIG to 2332 within the promo hours (12:01 AM to 11:59 PM). In return, you will receive a confirmation message. Each text message will cost you 15 Pesos. This entitles you to 15 raffle entries for the daily, monthly and grand draws and 15 free texts valid for 1 day only within the Smart/Talk N’ Text network only. You will also earn 15 points that you can later use to download content from the web. If you haven’t registered, you will be prompted to register. However, entries earned prior to registration will not be considered valid. Points earned prior to registration can however be used to redeem content.
You can only win once in the daily draw, but still remain eligible to win in the monthly and grand draws. Entries earned only by registered subscribers are eligible to win in the daily, monthly & grand draws. Purchases made prior to registration shall earn entries but will not be considered valid. Once a subscriber registers, previously earned entries since the promo started shall be considered valid.
For more information, visit smart.com.ph/bigtym or send BIGINFO to 2332 (2.50 Pesos per text).
Philippine Airlines is offering discounted air fares for all the members of the Iglesia Ni Cristo abroad who wants to come to the Philippines to pay their respects to the late founder and executive minister of INC, Erano “Ka Erdy” Manalo. The special “round-trip” economy fares exclude government taxes. Sales, ticketing and travel are valid from September 2 to 9, 2009. Other fare conditions are a minimum of three days and a maximum of 14 days for US and Australia; and a minimum of three days and maximum of 8 days for regional flights. Rebooking allowed on the return flight within ticket validity and fees apply. Check out the PAL website for more details.
US$699 – United States
AUD$799 – Australia
HK$1,099 – Hong Kong
MOP1,099 – Macau
SG$399 – Singapore
US$299 – Guam
THB7,999 – Thailand
Y49,999 – Japan
TW$4,999 – Taiwan
Source: The Visayan Daily Star.