OFW SHOPPING: Bakit paborito ang Prince Hypermart sa Visayas at Mindanao?

Could you imagine how hard it is when the only choice you have is to temporarily leave your loved ones just to provide them their basic needs? If yes, then this piece is a must-read for you.

“Mahirap pero masaya”- Ito ang mga salitang karaniwan nating naririnig sa tuwing inilalarawan ng mga kababayan natin mula sa Visayas at Mindanao ang kanilang buhay sa probinsya.

Ngunit sa kabila ng kasiyahan, hindi pa rin natin maikakaila ang katotohanang marami sa kanila ang nagtitiis na mawalay sa kanilang mga mahal sa buhay matustusan lang ang pangangailangan ng mga ito. Sila ang mga bayaning Overseas Filipino Workers.

And with the aim of helping our kababayans abroad, BeamAndGo was born! Here we help them provide their family’s basic needs through our digital gift certificates that they can use to buy groceries, medicines, health and wellness kit and many more!

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We were welcomed by the friendly staff of Prince Hypermart! The branches also have a section for school supplies, home furniture and appliance, kitchenware, among others.

Why Prince Hypermart brings Joy to Filipinos?

When you say supermarket in Visayas and Mindanao, the first thing on your list will surely be Prince Hypermart. One of their goals is to make their customers happy and satisfied. And with the right array of products, low priced items, and personalized customer service, we can’t deny the fact that Prince Hypermart is giving a lively grocery shopping experience for everyjuan!

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Nanay owns a sari-sari store and purchases goods weekly at this Prince Hypermart branch in Cebu. She goes to the branch with her list! OFWs and their families must learn to properly allocate their expenses

Barato at Kumpleto, Serbisyo Garantisado

Life in Visayas and Mindanao is very simple and full of contentment. Their reason for striving day by day is to earn money for them to be able to buy food to eat. Hindi bale nang wala silang magagandang gamit sa bahay, basta may maihahanda lang sa hapagkainan para sa buong pamilya. Ika nga nila, “bahala ug wala’y TV basta naay bugas”. With this, we can strongly say that they are in their simplest way of living.

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Living up to their brand promise, Prince Hypermart offers the cheapest prices that ensures your OFW family can save more!

At dahil nais ng BeamAndGo na kayo ay matulungan, inihahandog namin ang Prince Hypermart upang ibigay ang  pangunahing pangangailangan ng iyong pamilya! Sa slogan pa lang na “ Barato ug Kumpleto, Serbisyo Garantisado pa”, aba ay makakasiguro ka na hindi sa disgrasya mapupunta ang iyong pera padala!

Siguraduhin na bago magtungo sa Prince Hypermart ay nakahanda na ang listahan ng mga grocery items na kukunin sa supermarket upang produktong dekalidad ang sa iyo ay mapunta.

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Upon purchase, you will receive an SMS with the codes. Just proceed to the Customer Service counter at any of these branches listed! Bring a valid ID and say hello to the friendly staff!

 

Check the list below and pick the nearest branch for your family!

  • Abuyog – Luyonsawang, Abuyog, Leyte
  • Argao – DR T.S Kintanar St. Poblacion Argao, Cebu
  • Bad-as– Brgy. Bad-as, Placer,Surigao del Norte
  • Bago– Cor. Hilario Yulo, Bonifacio St., Poblacion, Bago City, Negros Occidental
  • Bayawan -Mabini St. Suba Bayawan City,
    Negros Oriental
  • Baybay -Zone 11, A. Bonifacio St. Baybay City, Leyte
  • Bislig– R.B.Castillo St., cor. Lapu-Lapu St., Mangagoy, Bislig City, Surigao del Sur
  • Cabadbaran-Poblacion Brgy. 5Cabadbaran City, Agusan del Norte
  • City Hall -M.C. Briones cor. P. Burgos St.,Cebu City
  • Daan Bantayan –Poblacion, Daan Bantayan, Cebu
  • Dalaguete– Poblacion, Dalaguete Cebu
  • Danao -Juan Luna St. Danao City, Cebu
  • Guiuan -Ward 4A, Guiuan, Eastern Samar
  • Dapitan -Manuel L. Quezon St., and Sunset Blvd., Dapitan City, Zamboanga del Norte
  • Isabel -Quezon St., Corner Roxas St., Sto. Nino, Isabel Leyte
  • La Carlota -Poblacion, La Carlota City, Negros Occidental
  • Maasin -Bantug St. Maasin Southern Leyte
  • Minglanilla –Poblacion Minglanilla, Cebu
  • NRA –3rd Ave. North Reclamation Area, Cebu City
  • Oroquieta -Barrientos St. Poblacion II, Oroquieta City, Misamis Occidental
  • Sagay -National Highway,Poblacion II, Sagay City, Negros Occidental
  • Silay -Corner, Rizal A. Luna St. Zone 1, Silay City, Negros Occidental
  • Tanjay -District 9 Opao, Tanjay City, Negros Oriental
  • Tuburan -Brgy. 3, Tuburan Cebu
  • Gingoog -National Highway Brgy. 19, Gingoog City, Misamis Oriental
  • Tandag -Navales Extension Road, Tandag City, Surigao del Sur
  • Hinigaran -Brgy. 4 Hinigaran, Hinigaran Negros Occidental
  • Bayugan – Poblacion, Bayugan, Agusan del Sur
  • Prosperidad -P-11 Poblacion Road, Prosperidad Agusan del Sur
  • Cabatuan -Cor. Confessor Drive – San Agustin St. Cabatuan, Iloilo
  • Larena -North Poblacion Larena, Siquijor
  • Talisay -E. Bonifacio St. Zone 4, Negros Occidental
  • Sibonga -Poblacion Sibonga, Cebu
  • Naval – P. Remedio St., Naval, Biliran
  • Opol – Zone 2 Pob. Opol, Misamis Or.

How to avail gift certificates from Prince Hypermart?

Anyone can be part of BeamAndGo community! How? Start by creating your own BeamAndGo account at www.beamandgo.com for free! You just have to fill in the required details (full name, location overseas, valid email address and mobile number).

Next thing to do is Log in your BeamAndGo account and go to our STORE page. Select PRINCE HYPERMART which is worth PHP 1000/ GC and you can buy as much as you want for your family! Kung marami ang mabibili ng iyong pamilya, mas masaya sila!

Next step is to check your recipient’s FULL NAME and MOBILE NUMBER. Make sure that it is correctly spelled and see to it that his/her mobile number is active for smooth receiving of the transaction codes.

And lastly, you can now proceed to checkout page. You can pay via credit card, debit card (PayPal), online bank transfer, at any remittance centers that accepts BDO deposit and through our partners, Pacific Ace and iRemit!

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Just show this BeamAndGo SMS with serial number and confirmation code to the customer service counter! Bring a valid ID!

After your transaction and payment, we will then process your order and send the transaction codes to your recipient’s mobile number. He/She just need to present the SMS that contains the codes and 1 valid ID upon redemption. Worried if your GCs are redeemed smoothly? Worry no more because our Customer Service team is here to assist your recipient in redeeming the GCs.

Easy, diba? So what are you waiting for? Visit our website now, and start sending for your loved ones here in the Philippines. We are always here to build a better future for you! And if you’re not in any of those locations, don’t worry because we are available nationwide! Here are the rest of our partners.

 

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OFW Shopping Advice: Buy more, spend less!

Overseas Filipino Workers’ life is never easy. They are like soldiers, and their biggest weapon is courage. It is not a surprise that these people have a universal trait called selflessness. For them, the struggle of working abroad is not a hindrance to attain their dreams for their loved ones here in the Philippines.

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Did you know that 82% of OFW remittances goes to their families’ basic needs? Spend them on the most affordable supermarkets such as Gaisano Capital!

Isa sa mga misyon ng BeamAndGo na mapadali at maging safe ang pag-ba-budget niyo ng inyong padala. Gamit lamang ang gift certificates, mawawala na ang worry mo dahil siniguro namin na sa tamang gastusin ito mapupunta.

Bakit nga ba maganda bumili sa Gaisano Capital?

Gaisano Capital is one of the well-known malls in Visayas and Mindanao. It has a wide selection of grocery and department store items. Gaisano Capital Group started this shopping mall with an enthusiasm to serve the community when it comes to their consumers’ needs.

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Food is one of the basic needs of our family. Isa sa pamilyar na linya ng mga OFWs ang, “Hindi na baleng wala akong maayos na kain, basta mabusog lang ang pamilya ko”.

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One mark of a financially literate OFW is knowing where you can save without compromising quality! Gaisano Capital is both affordable and trusted by OFWs because their products are of superior quality and never spoiled!

Ito ang isa sa mga rason kung bakit ka nagpupursigi na magtrabaho sa ibang bansa. Dahil naniniwala tayo na mas malaki ang kinikitang pera, mas maibibigay natin ang pangangailangan nila.

At dahil nais kayo matulungan ng BeamAndGo at ng aming trusted merchant partner, through our digital gift certificates, makakabili na ang ‘yong pamilya ng pang-araw araw na pagkain nila sa Gaisano Capital supermarket. Walang tapon dito sa Gaisano, dahil lahat ng produkto nila ay 100% fresh! Ang saya pa mamili rito dahil lahat ng staff ay sobrang accommodating!

Make sure lang na bago magpunta sa supermarket, nailista na lahat ng mga kailangan bilhin at pumili ng pinaka-the best ang kalidad.

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Sa mga misis naman na palaging may listahan, make sure you compare prices or even ask the crew for recommendations!

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Hindi rin mawawala ang pag-sa-shopping ng pamilya ng mga gamit na maaaring magamit sa bahay. Damit, sapatos, school supplies, appliances o mga pang-regalo ay makikita mo rito sa Gaisano Capital Department Store. Hindi ka naman magsisisi dahil lahat ng produkto nila ay reasonable ang price at pang-long term dahil sa quality nito.

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You may even purchase your children’s school stationery needs: notebooks, reference books, gift wrappers, yellow pad, pencils, etc. at Gaisano Capital

Huwag rin kalimutan na tumingin at magtanong ng mga promos na ino-offer ng Department Store para mas sulit ang pamimili!

Check the list below and pick the nearest branch for your family!

  • Gaisano Capital South – Henry Gaisano Bldg. Colon Cor. Leon Kilat St., Cebu City
  • Gaisano Capital Tisa – F. Llamas St., Tisa, Cebu City
  • Gaisano Island Mall – Pajo, Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu
  • Gaisano Capital Danao – F. Ralota St., Danao City, Cebu
  • Gaisano Riverside Mall – Brgy. Alegria, Ormoc City, Leyte
  • Gaisano Central – J. Romualdez St., Tacloban City, Leyte
  • Gaisano Capital Guanco – Guanco St., Iloilo City
  • Gaisano Capital Kalibo – Andagao, Kalibo Aklan
  • Gaisano Capital Ozamiz – Rizal Ave., Ozamiz City, Misamis Occidental
  • Gaisano Capital Sogod – Zone V, Sogod City, Southern Leyte
  • Gaisano Capital Surigao – Brgy. Luna, Surigao City, Surigao del Norte
  • Gaisano One Pavilion Mall – No. 7 R. Duterte St., Banawa, Cebu City
  • Gaisano Saver’s Mart – Basak, Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu
  • Gaisano Capital Casuntingan – M.L. Quezon Ave., Casuntingan, Mandaue City, Cebu
  • Gaisano Capital SRP – Laray, San Roque, Talisay City, Cebu
  • Gaisano Capital Calapan – Tawiran, National Road Calapan City, Oriental Mindoro
  • Gaisano Capital Masbate – Quezon St., Crossing, Masbate City
  • Gaisano Capital San Francisco – Brgy. 4 National Highway, San Francisco, Agusan del Sur
  • Gaisano Capital San Jose – National Road, Brgy. Labangan San Jose, Occidental Mindoro
  • Gaisano Capital Ormoc – Lopez Jaena & Real St., Ormoc City, Leyte
  • Gaisano Capital Tacloban – J. Romualdez St., Tacloban City, Leyte
  • Gaisano Capital Iloilo – Luna St., Lapaz, Iloilo City
  • Gaisano Oton Iloilo – J.C. Zulueta St., Oton, Iloilo City
  • Gaisano Capital Passi – Simeon Aguilar St., Passi City, Iloilo
  • Gaisano Capital San Carlos – Ledesma St., San Carlos City, Negros Occidental
  • Gaisano Capital Pagadian – Rizal St., Pagadian City, Zamboanga del Sur
  • Gaisano Capital Bislig – Purok 3, Castillo Village District, Mangagoy, Bislig City, Surigao del Sur
  • Gaisano Capital Tandag – Cabrera and Navales Poblacion, Tandag, Surigao del Sur
  • Gaisano Saver’s Mart Inayawan – Inayawan Bldg., F. Jaca St., Brgy. Inayawan, Cebu
  • Gaisano Saver’s Mart Danao Cental – GF – 03 Danao Central Mall, Juan Luna, Tuburan Sur, Danao City, Cebu
  • Gaisano Saver’s Mart Bacayan – Talamban Road, Bacayan, Cebu City
  • Gaisano City Soho Mall – B. Rodriguez St., Brgy. Guadalupe, Cebu City

How to avail gift certificates from Gaisano Capital?

The first thing to do is create a BeamAndGo account at www.beamandgo.com. Registration is FREE! Just provide the required details (full name, location overseas, valid email address and mobile number). Welcome na welcome ang lahat ng OFWs sa BeamAndGo, kaya try na!

Log in your BeamAndGo account and go to our STORE page. Choose GAISANO CAPITAL as your selected product and it’s up to you kung ilang worth PHP 1000 GC/s ang i-sesend mo sa ‘yong pamilya. The more, the merrier! Also, do not forget to check your recipient’s FULL NAME and MOBILE NUMBER. And finally, you can now proceed to checkout. You can pay via credit card, debit card (PayPal), online bank transfer, at any remittance centers that accept BDO deposit and through our partners, Pacific Ace and iRemit!

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Remember to bring your valid ID and BeamAndGo SMS with serial codes and confirmation codes. Simply show it to the credit department staff and they will replace it with the GCs

When everything is processed, makakatanggap ng transaction codes ang iyong recipient thru SMS. Pupunta lang sila sa branch ng Gaisano Capital na pinakamalapit sa kanila at i-pe-present ang SMS codes at isang valid ID sa Credit Department. Since we have your recipient’s details, our Customer Service will call and assist them right away.

Simple lang dito sa BeamAndGo, kaya simulan na ang pagbili ng digital gift certificates para sa iyong loved ones. Bukod sa hassle-free, kontrolado mo pa ang iyong perang padala!

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At Gaisano Capital, their staff are all trained to assist every customer’s needs! You’ll be surprised at how friendly and quick they are! I was lost going around but they have memorized every section in their heads! It’s amazing!

Mga sikat na Festivals in Davao: Adto ta Didto! Celebrations that make OFWs miss home!

Davao is home to a lot of our hard-working kababayans. Aside from being hard-working, kilala ang mga Davaoeño at Davaoeña sa pagiging malinis, disiplinado, masayahin, at festive. From family gatherings, such as birthdays and weddings, to community gatherings like fiestas, celebrations in Davao are definitely something to look forward to. Kaya nga hindi natin masisisi ang ating mga kababayang OFW for missing their hometown while abroad. Sino ba ang hindi makaka-miss sa masarap na pagkain sa handaan, sa sayawan at kasiyahan, at syempre, ang pagiging malapit sa mga kapamilya at kaibigan?

Related: Balik-Pilipinas: What Makes You Miss Home?

Kung kailangang mamili para sa mga handaan sa Davao, GMall ang dapat puntahan!

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Send GMall Supermarket GCs using BeamAndGo!

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Uuwi ka man sa Davao bilang balikbayan o bibisita bilang turista, heto ang mga celebration na hindi mo dapat palampasin:

Araw ng Dabaw

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Kung uuwi ka ngayong summer, isakto mo na sa week-long celebration ng Araw ng Dabaw! Sa linggong ito, the people of Davao celebrate their foundation as a city. From March 10 to 16, kaliwa’t kanan ang kantahan, sayawan, cultural performances at competitions. Magsusulputan ang mga vendor ng local food and delicacies na siguradong nakakatakam. Hindi mawawala dito ang paborito nating Durian at iba-ibang pagkaing gawa dito.

Sa huling araw, may masaya at makulay na paradang magiikot sa Davao City. Ito ang pinakamasaya at nakaka-enganyong bahagi ng celebration na ito.

Kadayawan Festival

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Sino pa ba sa atin ang hindi pa nakakarinig sa Kadayawan Festival? It’s one of the most popular festivals in the region and in the Philippines. Nagdadagsaan ang mga turista sa Davao para makisama sa kasiyahang ito!

Every third week of August, Davao celebrates its abundance of culture, harvest, life, and oneness of the people. Nakakatuwang masilayan ang mga tradisyon ng mga lumad, mga tribong muslim na binibigyan ng pagkakataong ipamahagi ang kanilang kultura sa Kadayawan. Makikita ang mga ito sa Tribuhaning Pasundayag Cultural Show at Tribuhanong Dula games. Sikat din ang sayawan sa street dance parade o Indak-indak sa Kadalanan. Dancer groups from all over Mindanao come to showcase their culture through music and dance. Another highlight of the festival is the pageant, Hiyas ng Kadayawan. This is where the smart and beautiful young women of Davao compete to become the representative of Davao’s colorful culture and tradition.

Like Araw ng Dabaw, Kadayawan also ends with a parade. Pamulak Kadayawan is a parade of flowers and fruits by communities, organizations, and businesses. The flowers and fruits symbolizes the abundance of bounty in Davao.

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The parties and festivities don’t just stay on the streets. Different establishments, like GMall, participate during these festivals by having sales and bazaars. Mas marami kang mabibili, kahit may budget ka, kapag may piyesta!

‘Wag mong kalimutang magpadala ng BeamAndGo Supermarket GCs para makapaghanda ang iyong pamilya ng inyong mga paborito!

Related: Balik-Pilipinas 2: Kain Tayo Dito!

Aside from these festivals, the different communities in Davao and its neighboring provinces celebrate their heritage during different fiestas. Pagpapakita ito ng pasasalamat para sa mga biyaya. This is why a lot of festivals celebrate bounty and agriculture: Palay Festival, Banana Festival, Durian Festival, etc. Marami din ang fiesta para sa mga santo at santa, o mga sinaunang diyos ng mga ninuno sa Davao. But one thing Davaoeños and Filipinos are most thankful for is being with loved ones to celebrate life. Wala talagang tatalo sa piyestang Pinoy dahil nandito ang lahat ng makakapagpasaya sa atin.

Tamang Alaga para sa inyong Pamilya (Part 1)

HEALTH IS WEALTH!

Bilang OFWs, alam na alam na natin ang halaga ng pag-aalaga sa ating kalusugan. Mahirap nang magkasakit lalo na’t mahalaga ang bawat oras sa ating mga trabaho. At kahit nasa malayong lugar tayo, siyempre, priority pa rin natin ang kalusugan ng ating mga mahal sa buhay dito sa Pilipinas.

At ang good news d’yan ay mas makakatipid ka na sa healthcare needs ng iyong pamilya dahil narito na ang BeamAndGo upang tulungan kang magpadala ng generic medicines na talaga namang mas mura kumpara sa branded counterparts nito.

GENERIC O BRANDED NA GAMOT?

Ano nga ba ang kaibahan ng generic na gamot sa branded na gamot? Bakit nga ba mas mura ang generic medicines? Mas marami nga ba itong side effects kaysa sa branded na mga gamot? Mas safe nga ba ang branded medicine kaysa sa generic counterpart nito?

Maraming katanungang bumabalot sa mga generic medicines, kaya naman katulong ang RiteMed (Powered by MedExpress), sasagutin ng BeamAndGo ang ilan sa mga katanungan tungkol sa generic medicines mula sa ating mga kapwa-OFWs:

patentedIsa sa malaking sanhi ng pagkakaiba ng presyo ng generic at branded na gamot ay ang pag-aaral at pagsusuri na ginagawa upang mabuo ang mga branded na gamot. Pino-protektahan ng patent ang sangkap, gawa, at disenyo ng mga branded na gamot, at pinapayagan lamang ang mga pagawaan na bumuo at magbenta ng generic na gamot kung nag-expire ang patent ng isang gamot. Ito rin ang dahilan kung bakit nauunang lumabas sa merkado ang mga branded na gamot.

Gluten-in-OTC-and-Prescription-Medicines.jpgBukod sa pangalan o brand, kinakailangang magkaiba ang hugis, kulay, inactive ingredients, at laki ng branded na gamot at ang generic counterpart nito. Walang pinagkaiba sa active ingredients at proseso sa paggawa ng mga ito. Katulad ng mga branded na gamot, ang production ng generic medicines ay alinsunod sa health standards mula sa FDA.

1Ang allergies o side effects mula sa gamot ay hindi naka-base sa brand ng gamot. Depende ito sa kalagayan ng kalusugan at allergic reactions sa mga piling kemikal, at maaaring iba-iba ito sa bawat tao. Branded o generic na gamot man ang nais na gamitin, mahalagang magpa-konsulta sa doktor upang malaman ang nararapat na gamot para sa iyong katawan. At kung branded naman ang i-recommend ng iyong doktor, maaari mo rin tanungin ang generic counterpart nito.

Read The Truth on Generics: 9 Myths and Facts on Generic Drugs by RiteMed

PREVENTION IS BETTER THAN CURE

Mas maigi nang maging praktikal bilang mga #SmartShoppers ng BeamAndGo. Mas mabuti nang maka-iwas sa sakit kaysa sa gumastos upang gumaling dito, kaya naman kasama mo ang BeamAndGo at RiteMed (Powered by MedExpress) upang magbigay sa iyong pamilya ng dekalidad na generic medicines sa presyong abot-kaya.

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Click here to buy RiteMed GCs at BeamAndGo!

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ALAMIN KUNG PAANO MAG-ORDER

1.Just purchase your desired amount and quantity of Ritemed GCs from www.beamandgo.com and your family in the Philippines gets them via SMS within 24 hours. Take note that the minimum order is Php 1,000 and are sold in multiples of that amount.

2.As soon as your family member receives the GCs, a representative from Ritemed will contact your loved one in the Philippines to verify the GCs and to take the medicine orders.

3. Ritemed, powered by MedExpress, delivers these medicines to your family ( Delivery time frame will vary depending on your family’s location). But the best news is that delivery nationwide is free until June 30, 2017.

4. If the recipient or family member chooses to purchase items in excess of the amount you bought for them, he or she will need to pay the excess in cash upon delivery.

If you’d like to know what products your family can get at Ritemed (Powered by MedExpress) click here

Feel free to contact us at customerservice@beamandgo.com para sa mga karagdagang tanong. Keep healthy, Beamers!

Masubukan nga! OFWs buy their groceries in Pampanga!

Sa BeamAndGo, we make sure that our partner supermarkets provide a convenient and pleasurable experience for your loved ones wherever they are, here in the Philippines. Kaya naman binibisita namin ang mga supermarkets na ito, para ma-experience din ang grocery shopping ng iyong mga kapamilya dito.

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Kakadating palang. Nag selfie na agad si Albert sa BeamAndGo Jenra banner!

Before you can send Supermarket GCs to your loved ones, kailangan mo munang mag-register sa BeamAndGo! Libre lang ang pag-register para makapag-padala ka sa iyong mga mahal sa buhay sa Pilipinas kaya register na!.

Today, we will feature a supermarket in Dau, Mabalacat, ang Jumbo Jenra. Our SVP, Albert Christian Go, together with Aica, a BeamAndGo customer and volunteer, headed to Pampanga to check out what Jumbo Jenra has to offer! Tara, samahan kami sa pag-discover!

Albert was immediately greeted by our friends from Jumbo Jenra. Everyone in this store seems to be happy serving their customers kaya naman good vibes ang pamimili. Pag pasok palang, makikita na ito ay isang one-stop shop for everything you need!

Ang Pampanga ay tinaguriang “Culinary Capital of the Philippines,” dahil sa dami ng masasarap magluto sa lugar na ito. Ilan lang sa mga sikat na Kapampangan dishes ay Tocino, Sisig, Halo-Halo at Pancit Palabok. Kaya naman pag naisipang lutuin ng inyong pamilya ang ilan sa mga sikat pagkaing Kapampangan, kailangan lamang nila gamitin ang kanilang BeamAndGo gift certificates upang bilhin ang mga ingredients sa Jumbo Jenra. Makasisigurado ka pang fresh at kumpleto ang mga tinda!

Gaya ng sabi namin sa aming OFW Shopping Advice, dapat unahin ang mga pangangailangan sa household. Albert and Aica roamed around the spacious aisles of Jumbo Jenra to shop for the necessities for their stay in Pampanga. Rice, water, snacks, fruits, and fresh meat — kumpleto sila! Siguradong hindi ka magugutom dito!

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Murang mura ang mga damit! Hindi kailangan ng branded at imported!

Sa Jumbo Jenra, pwede rin mag shopping ng mga damit. They make sure to stock up on variety kaya naman siguradong may makikita ang bawat miyembro ng iyong pamilya. Ang mga kapampangan rin ay kilala sa pagiging mahilig sa shopping. This is evident in the number of shopping malls and mall goers in the area. Pero hindi dapat mag alala dahil ang mga damit sa Jumbo Jenra ay siguradong swak pa rin sa budget niyo.  
Kung kailangan mo ng mga budgeting tips, click here.

Hindi natatapos sa necessities ang grocery shopping ni Albert at Aica. They also looked for different items your family may need. Kung kailangan nila ng brand-new appliances at iba pang mga kagamitan sa bahay, dito rin nila ito mahahanap. Hindi na mahihirapan ang inyong mga mahal sa buhay na maghanap ng kanilang mga pangangailangan. Madali na, enjoy pa! Nakapag-karaoke pa nga si Albert, while grocery shopping dito eh!

Nagtapos ang enjoyable shopping trip nila by using BeamAndGo’s supermarket GCs. It’s easy and hassle free! Tulad ng experience ni Albert at Aica, your family won’t have a difficult time grocery shopping in Jumbo Jenra. Para sa mga katanungan tungkol sa BeamAndGo digital gift certificates, you may contact us at customerservice@beamandgo.com.

Ano pang hinihintay mo? Tara na at mamili sa Jumbo Jenra! You can choose among the three branches in Pampanga: Dau, Angeles, and San Fernando (Sindalan.) Click here to see the full list of branches, their store hours, and full address. Kung walang Jumbo Jenra sa area niyo, ‘wag kang mag-alala! Sa BeamAndGo, we make sure that we cover all areas in the Philippines para sa inyong mga kapamilya. There are many supermarkets to choose from!

Top 5 Supermarkets in Luzon for OFWs

When BeamAndGo first opened its social enterprise and financial technology services for Filipinos in 2014, we made it loud and clear that our mission is to empower OFWs by providing them an alternative means to ensure that their hard-earned savings are invested on their families basic needs: food, medicine, bills payments, and education.

Granted the fact that most money remittances by Filipinos are intended for their families’ supermarket shopping for their daily needs, BeamAndGo today offers digital gift certificates or vouchers at  9 supermarket chains spread throughout the entire archipelago.

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Out of the 10.23 million  overseas Filipinos (Commission on Filipinos Overseas, 2014), did you know that close to 50% are from Luzon, the largest and most populous island of the Philippines?   Can you imagine the millions of overseas Filipinos from the north who provide for their families? In some cities in Ilocos, almost 60% of the population of families rely on OFW remittances.

In this blog post, we will give spotlight to overseas Filipinos from Ilocos, Calabarzon, National Capital Region, Central Luzon, and Bicol.

If you are one of them, here are our Top 5 Luzon Supermarket picks for you:

1. LCC Supermarket 

Branches: LCC branches are located in Daet, Iriga, Legazpi, Masbate, Naga, Sorsogon, and Tabaco. List of branches, store hours, and address can be accessed here.

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Why we think it’s best for you: Almost every corner and every street in Bicol is filled with LCC supermarkets. From fresh seafood and vegetables to poultry and choice meats, you can count on LCC. It’s located almost everywhere in Bicol.

2.  San Roque Supermarket

Branches: San Roque Supermarket has 10 branches in Luzon scattered in Manila, Novalichez, Cavite, Navotas, Antipolo, and Valenzuela. List of branches, store hours, and address can be accessed here.

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Why we think it’s best for you: We know you are gonna love San Roque Supermarket because OFWs get the best deals for their Sari-Sari stores and household needs. No further explanations needed!

3. Super 8 Grocery Warehouse 

Branches: Super 8 Grocery Warehouse has branches in Laguna, Cavite, Metro Manila, Tarlac, Pangasinan, Pampanga, and Bulacan. List of branches, store hours, and address can be accessed here.

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Why we think it’s best for you: This place really defines “Super!” The prices are affordable and they provide a variety of items. From groceries to school supplies, anything that your family would need can be bought here.

4. Jumbo Jenra and Jenra Supermarket

Branches: Jenra Supermarket has branches in Dau, Sindalan (San Fernando), and Angeles City. List of branches, store hours, and address can be accessed here.

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Why we think it’s best for you: Jenra is popular among Kapampangans. Sari-sari store owners  as well as Kapampangans in Japan and Hong Kong have taken advantage of their incredibly cheap prices and wide selection of items.

5. Johnson’s Supermart (new merchant!)

Branches: Johnson’s Supermart has two branches in Laoag City for your family to enjoy. It is also the trusted and friendly neighborhood supermarket in town.

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Why we think it’s best for you: You wouldn’t know what no-frills means until you go to Johnson’s Supermart. Its compact space lets you find what you need in an instant. Fast and easy!

Here’s our remittance advice and more tips for your supermarket shopping!

Budgeting:  Daily, weekly, or monthly shopping.

Shopping must be done weekly so that food at home is kept fresh. It’s also dangerous to bring a lot of cash inside the supermarket. Plan your weekly or monthly visit and have a grocery list prepared.  When using BeamAndGo gift certificates, your sister, mother, or children only need to show the SMS at the customer service counter or cashier.

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Just show this SMS with the serial number and confirmation code. The cashier and customer service are trained to encode them in the system for validation. Don’t forget to bring a valid ID

Pay close attention to the amount you are comfortable sending to your families using  BeamAndGo. Purchase any Supermarket GC now and within 24 hours, your family member in the Philippines will receive an SMS with a serial code and confirmation number to present at your selected Supermarket.

You may use your credit card, debit card, PayPal, or even pay cash through a remittance center once you have selected a Supermarket. Check out the list below to see the best option for you:

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Save up to Php 560, on us! Just enter the discount code BNG7 before checkout and we’ll give you a 7% off on your first purchase.

So what are you waiting for? If you want to ensure your remittances will be spent on supermarket needs and not on anything else, visit BeamAndGo and try out our digital gift certificates.

Kadto ta sa Iloilo Supermart! Bonding ideas para sa mga kapwa OFW

Marami rin ang lalaking OFW. Yun nga lang iba siyempre ang kadalasang trabaho nila. Sa maraming mga lalaking Ilonggo, isa na sa pinakamadalas na trabaho ang pagiging marino. Ibang klaseng pakikipagsapalaran sa malalayong lugar at wala kang ibang makita kundi barko ninyo at ang parang walang katapusang dagat. Tubig lang sa kaliwa, sa kanan, sa harapan, at sa likuran. Iyan ang buhay marino at sa araw-araw, alam mong miss na miss mo na ang asawa mo at ang mga anak mo.

Ang ilan sa kanila, nilalabas ang lungkot sa Dondi Acuesta.jpgpagpunta parati sa gym kung may gym ang barko. Kung wala, jogging na lang nang katakut-takot. Ganyan talaga habang nasa laot at habang malayo sa pamilya.

Kapag nakarating na sa Pilipinas uli, aba, gimik na! Shopping na! Ilabas na ang lahat ng frustration na hindi kasama ang pamilya.

Start Now: Provide for your family’s basic needs! Click here to choose from BeamAndGo’s wide range of supermarket partners.

Ganyan si Captain Dondi Acuesta. More than 29 years in service bilang isang marino na nagdadala ng tanker vessel sa iba’t-ibang lugar – Sweden, Germany, Norway, at sa iba pang lugar sa Europa. Galing no? Pero kung tatanungin ninyo siya, ano ang sasabihin niyang mas gusto niyang gawin?

Mas gugustuhin niyang pumunta ng Iloilo Supermart kasama ang asawang si Agnes na 26 years na in service sa government. Ngayon naman, siya ay isang School Registrar sa Iloilo State College of Fisheries.

Malalaki na ang mga anak nila. Si Tom ay isang Creative Professional sa BeamAndGo, si Pearl ay isang account manager ng isang fashion styling company, si Ereka ay nag-aaral ng Culinary Arts sa College of St. Benilde, at si Doneza, aba, first year proper na sa med school.

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Bili na! The family can’t wait!

Hindi biro ang makapagpalaki ng ganyan. Hindi rin biro ang buwan-buwan mo silang hindi kasama at hindi nakikitang lumaki. Kaya nga sobrang halaga ng mga bonding moment sa mga lugar na tulad ng Iloilo Supermart. Sa sandaling panahong iyon, bawing-bawi na ang mga panahon ng pangungulila.

Kuha na ng BeamAndGo GC para sa Iloilo Supermart!

Halimbawa, to celebrate, gawa na ng spaghetti! O kaya pangahasang gumawa ng La Paz batchoy sa bahay. At para maganda, kailangang bumili ng sariwang karne at iba pang mga sahog. Alam ninyo naman, kung hindi sariwa, iba ang lasa. Swerte lang at sigurado kang sariwa lahat sa Iloilo Supermart. Malapit na sa bahay, maaliwalas pa, masarap pa ang mga benta.

Gusto mo mas mag-manage ng iyong finances?

Tumingin lang dito.

Puro good time na lang ba?

Family bonding e pero paano ba maging good parent sa loob ng isang supermarket? Kasama sa mga pagsubok nina Dondi at Agnes ang maituro sa mga anak nila ang tamang paggamit ng pera. Sabi nga ng matatanda: Hindi iyan tumutubo sa puno.

Idea 1: Compare prices. With a place like Iloilo Supermart, you don’t just have one brand of spaghetti sauce. Look at all the varieties available. Tapos, isipin mo: Ako ba ay sobrang walang oras o tinatamad na hindi ko kayang maggisa at maghalo ng tomato sauce at giniling na karne at keso? Baka mas marami kang magawa at mapakain kung sa halip na ready-made ang bibilhin mo, ikaw mismo ang magluto.

Idea 2: Learn to window shop for future planning. Ano kamo? Walay ka pang kwarta kaya tingin lang muna. Tignan mo kung anu-ano kaya ang magandang ihanda. Halimbawa, para sa isang darating na birthday. Baka may gusto kang panregalo. May pera ka na ba? Baka kailangan mong mag-ipon. So, ipon muna! Ganyan din kasi ang turo nina Dondi at Agnes sa mga anak: Kung wala ka pang pera, wag manghingi. Pag-ipunan mo ang gusto mo. Kung birthday mo, puede ka sigurong manghingi pero kung hindi, sariling kayod, di ba, anak?

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Ito kaya? O ito? Ay magugustuhan nila ito!

Idea 3: Don’t give too much allowance. Kids, don’t ask for too much allowance. Yung tipong sakto lang. Ano ba ang kailangang pera sa school para makakain? Yun naman dapat ang allowance e. Kung may gusto ka, save 10% ng baon. So kung may PHP 1,000 per week, aba, dapat naman at least may matitirang PHP 100 sa dulo ng linggo. Isipin ninyo na lang, kung PHP 100 kada linggo, sa dulo ng isang taon, mayroong PHP 5,200 siguro ang isang bata. Hindi na biro iyon!

Idea 4: Andyan ang BeamAndGo. Gamit na ng mga digital gift certificate para siguradong mabantayan ang lahat ng gastos. Mas madaling mag-budget gamit ang mga GC ng BeamAndGo. Wala nang hassle, aalagaan ka pa nang todo sa Iloilo Supermart.

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Madaling mag-manage ng gastos basta gamit ang mga GC.

Ganyan dapat ang mga magulang: Kailangang magturo magtipid at pahalagahan ang pera pero, kapag puede naman din, salu-salo na. Habang wala pang bagong lakad si Daddy sa kanyang barko, game na game na. Kain na muna lahat!

Punta na sa BeamAndGo website at pumili na ng gusto mong GC!