These past few weeks during the lockdown, I’ve been happily spending a good amount of time learning and enjoying a new game app on my phone called “Breakthrough.”
The full name of this new game app is, “Breakthrough: The Financial Choices We Make.” And ever since I discovered it, the game has been happily keeping me entertained, and at the same time educating more about personal finance and investments. Aliw diba?!
Hey, everyone! It’s 2020 already! Can you believe it? I hope you guys had an enjoyable holiday season, free from problems and safe from thieves and cybercriminals who have been taking advantage of many people’s ignorance and gullibility.
And so, with the start of a new year (and a new decade), let me emphasize the importance of cybersecurity.
As all of you may know, I’m someone who loves technology and gadgets. I’m always on the lookout for the latest tech accessories, trying them out and reviewing them on my blog. One site that I browse frequently is Zalora. While it is known to many as an online fashion site, it actually has a nice range of gadgets out of its other offerings.
I’ve already mentioned on a couple of my blog posts before that I never fall for generic low-quality accessories displayed in tiangge stalls and bangketa stands sold at dirt cheap prices. I am a fervent supporter of legitimate products and services, so being assured that my gadgets are authentic is something I value. We must show our support to developers and manufacturers so that we can have new digital gadgets to check out.
Anyway, I found out about a campaign that Zalora is holding. I have some good news for all of you who like shopping online for gadgets or just about anything under the sun – Insta-prize.
So, how do you win? Here are some instructions.
Make a purchase on Zalora. BPI card holders get an insta-prize ticket mailed to them together with their monthly statement.
Key in the insta-prize serial number and click “go.”
Win a prize from Zalora!
Simple, right? I like sites which reward their customers with treats like this. To learn more about insta-prize, click here. Head over to their website by clicking here.
We are all familiar with group buying sites, aren’t we? You check what’s on promo and you impulsively go on a buying spree… regardless if you’re on a tight budget or not.
The “Hurry! Get it now at dirt cheap prices before stocks run out!” approach that group buying sites use to promote their merchant’s products compel YOU, the potential buyer, to frantically grab your credit card and buy-buy-buy. A marketing ploy that mentally conditions you to act now and worry later.
In the end, you’re left with expiring vouchers you haven’t found time to use, products you purchased out of WANT and not out of NEED, and in most cases – the dreaded credit card debt that keeps you up at night wondering how to pay back.
Apart from the unnecessary stress caused by debt which you could have easily avoided, what you get in exchange for dirt cheap prices are, more often than not, compromised quality of services.
Localroam offers prepaid vouchers with huge discounts on products and services that range from travel packages to health and wellness treatments. Payments for these prepaid vouchers may be conveniently made through BPI Express Online, or at any BPI branch nationwide.
My wife and I had the pleasure of being at the Localroam media launch earlier. We, together with a few individuals from traditional and social media, were introduced to this new cooperative buying platform which is similar in some ways to the usual group buying structure BUT BETTER in every way because of how partner merchants are handpicked as well as they way their commodities are offered out.