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OFW Shopping Advice: How to take care of your family’s needs in Bicol!

Mga kababayan nating Bicolano! Miss mo na ba ang pamilya mo dito sa Pinas? May good news kami sa inyo mga ka-Beamer! Hindi hadlang ang layo mo dahil swak na swak na magpadala ngayon para sa inyong loved ones. Here’s Liberty Commercial Center (LCC) to provide a  variety of good quality products with excellent service. You can send your love through our gift certificates from LCC Supermaket and Department Store. Bukod sa grocery items, pwede din makabili ng other items na pwede nila magamit every day.

Summer Shopping for your loved ones!

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Ang bilis ng panahon, summer is approaching! For sure na madami nang plano ang pamilya mo na mga outing. At siyempre, una sa listahan nila kung ano ang mga ihahanda. Para ‘di maging drawing ang swimming, bili na sa BeamAndGo ng LCC gift certificate dahil dito affordable na kalidad pa sa LCC Department Store!

  • Electronics,
  • School supplies,
  • Uniform,
  • Household needs

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Sikat na sikat naman ang Supermarkets ng LCC! Tiyak na makakatipid ang inyong pamilya! Alam niyo naman na ang groceries ang priority niyo sa kanila bilang isang OFW. Kumpleto po ang selection nila from snacks, milk, meats, and fresh vegetables.

RELATED STORY: Ang Magaling na OFW, marunong mag budget ng grocery!

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New branches!

Dahil sa galing ng serbisyo ng aming trusted supermarket merchant, nadagdagan na ang Redemption Centers na kung saan pwede i-redeem ang BeamAndGo gift certificates. Mas mapapadali na ang pagkuha ng ‘yong pamilya ng mga items para sa daily needs nila.

LCC is not new for our consumers in Bicol, it has been considered as one of trusted stores in their place. They serve really well, kaya naman pinagkakatiwalaan ng mga kaibigan nating Bicolano. Sa dami ng tumatangkilik ng kanilang mga produkto, nagawa nilang magkaroon ng department store at supermarket. They offer a lot of items kaya naman winner para sa mga tao.

Redeem at the following branches in Camarines Sur:

  • LCC Daraga – Cor. Rizal and Regidor St, Daraga, Albay
  • LCC Labo – Bry. Poblacio Labo Camarines Norte
  • LCC Legazpi- Peñaranda St,. Legazpi City
  • LCC Market Plus Daet- Barangay 6 Market Site, J. Lukban St., Daet Camarines Norte
  • LCC Masbate- Zurbito St., Brgy. Bapor, Port Area, Masbate City
  • LCC Naga – Felix Plazo St., Naga City
  • LCC Polangui – Ubaliw St, Polangui, Albay
  • LCC Sorsogon- Magsaysay St., Sorsogon City
  • LCC Tabaco- Ziga Avenue Tabaco City

Upon confirmation of digital gift certificate, beneficiary may now purchase at any of the LCC participating branches below. For the complete list of participating branches, visit niyo lang ang website nila sa http://lcc.com.ph/malls/

How to avail LCC gift certificates?

Para sa mga kababayan naming OFW na gustong magpadala sa pamilya nila sa Bicol, para sa inyo to! Madali lang ang pagsali sa BeamAndGo. First is you have to visit our website. Mag-sign up lang at ilagay ang lahat ng iyong details sa required fields. Para mapadali din kayo, pwede din ninyo panuoring ang instructional video ng BeamAndGo. Tandaan na free po ang membership at mahigit 100,000 members na ngayon ang BeamAndGo!

Once the registration is done, you can now log in and select LCC Supermarket or LCC Department Store as your chosen store. One gift certificate is worth Php500, ikaw ang bahala kung ilang GCs ang gusto mong ipadala sa family mo. To proceed, you need to put the full details of your recipient. If you’re already a member, just continue your order. Last step is the payment, you can choose whatever payment method you want.

If you are from another province and would like to know our other supermarket partners, you don’t have to worry because we have 12 supermarkets across Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao! edm_beamandgo_supermarkets

Once na matanggap na ng iyong recipient ang transaction codes, pwede na niya ito i-redeem sa kahit saang LCC Redemption Centers na malapit sa kanila.

Madali lang diba? Visit na sa www.beamandgo.com at bumili na!

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Christmas Gift Ideas: Naka-tipid ka na, napasaya mo pa sila!

December na! Panahon na para kumpletuhin ang mga Christmas shopping dahil 12 days nalang bago ang Pasko! Tandaan, marami-raming kailangan bigyan ng regalo this Christmas!

We heard you and we listened! Ito na ang mga regalong pinakahihintay ng iyong loved ones dito sa Pilipinas. Pwede mo silang sorpresahin sa paraang hindi mabigat sa bulsa!

Ito ang ilan sa mga tipid pero useful (at thoughtful!) na gift ideas na maaari mong bilhin sa BeamAndGo at ipadala sa iyong mga mahal sa buhay dito sa Pilipinas:

PYXIS Powerbank

Putol na naman ba ang pag-uusap niyo ni Mahal dahil low battery na agad siya? Ito na ang perfect gift for Mahal! Hit na hit ito ngayon sa BeamAndGo at sigurado na lagi niya nang masasagot ang tawag mo nang hindi paputol-putol!

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Click here to buy a Pyxis Powerbank today!

KATA Touchscreen Phones: T mini 3 and i3L

 Hirap ka na bang mag-video call with the love of your life? Gusto na bang mag-let go ni Ate sa kanyang handy analog phone? Miss mo na rin bang makita ang selfie ni Bunso? Updated ka pa rin ba sa love life ni Kuya? Nakapag-catch up ka na ba sa latest trips o activities ng iyong pamilya at mga amigo/amiga?

Eto ang perfect gift for your family back home! Kata Touchscreen Phones are efficient and functional smartphones that you can give to them. Its sleek designs will surely make your loved ones happy.

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Click here to buy a Kata T mini 3 or a Kata i3L today!

Giga Naturally Organic Products

 Stressed na ba si Nanay dahil miss na miss niyo na ang isa’t isa?  Simula pagkabata, si Nanay (o si Tatay) na ang nagsisigurado na malinis at mabango ang ating mga bahay. Stay at home man o pagkatapos ng trabaho, sinisigurado nilang kumportable ang iyong buhay kasama sila.

Ngayon naming may kakayahan ka nang makabawi sa kanila, with our “The Best Mom Package”, for sure matutulungan mo si Mommy, Nanay, o si Mama na ma-relax kahit mula sa inyong bahay! Giga products use only the best organic ingredients to make sure that your favorite woman is always beautiful and happy!

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Click here to buy The Best Mom Package for the best mom ever!

Giga Naturally Organic Soap Pack

 Isang regalo ba para sa buong pamilya ang hanap mo? Make sure that your family stays calm and fresh. Nakapag-relax na sila, naka-tipid ka pa!

Sure na magiging masaya ang bath time ng buong pamilya with these organic soaps from Giga Naturally.

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Click here to buy an Aromatherapy Bath Package today!

Health and Beauty Packs from Unilab

Hindi na kailangan magpunta sa spa para ma-experience ang spa treatment! With our Health and Beauty Packs from Unilab, siguradong relax na relax ang mga papadalhan mo back home!

We have 4 different packs to suit your budget. We have Myra-E and Asian Secrets para sa healthy skin, Celeteque and pH Care for a fresh and clean feeling, at Swish mouthwash para fresh na fresh din ang breath palagi. Pwede mo na rin ipang-regalo kay amiga!

Click here to buy a Health and Beauty Pack today!

O, ‘di ba? Hindi kailangan gumastos nang malaki para sorpresahin ang iyong mga mahal sa buhay. Malay mo, may matira pang budget para makauwi this Christmas! Through BeamAndGo, maipaparamdam mo ang love this Christmas (and any other day) even while you’re away.  Anong pang hinihantay mo?  Shop na!

Buy the Christmas gifts your family will love at BeamAndGo today!

All items can be purchased using all major credit/debit cards (MasterCard, Visa, American Express, Discover Network, UnionPay & JCB cards) and via Paypal. You may also opt to pay via any remittance center near you that accepts remittances to BeamAndGo’s BDO account. Para sa mga karagdagang tanong tungkol sa iba’t-ibang offers ng BeamAndGo, email niyo lang kami sa customerservice@beamandgo.com and we’d be happy to assist you.

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If you’d like to see our other Christmas offers, we also have christmas grocery packages ready to be delivered to your family’s doorsteps. Check it out here!

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Christmas Tipid Tips!

Papalapit na ang Pasko, Beamer! For most of us, mapapadalas ang pagkikita natin with our friends, relatives, and family. Mas madalas ang tawagan, kwentuhan, at kainan! Pati ba gastusin madadagdagan? Para hindi naman maubos ang 13th month pay at Christmas bonus mo, here are some money saving tips for you and your family this coming holiday season:

Household Tips

Spending more time with our families at home shouldn’t mean our expenses have to go up! Maraming paraan para makatipid para makatipid sa mga gastusing-bahay. Ang pinaka-importante, mag-set ng budget at sundin ito!

Sa susunod mong pamimili, magpadala ng Supermarket GCs using BeamAndGo!

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Sa ganitong paraan, mas mapipilitan kang mag-stick sa iyong budget. Find a supermarket near you! We’re working on adding more supermarkets to make BeamAndGo more convenient for you.

Related: OFW Shopping Advice: ‘Wag mong bilhin ‘yan! 

  • Magsama-sama sa isang kwarto. Christmas is all about spending quality time with your loved ones. Spend more time together in the same room to catch up and bond! Make sure that all lights, electronics and appliances in other rooms are turned off and unplugged kung hindi niyo naman ginagamit. Makakapag-bonding na kayo, makakatipid pa!
  • Hindi mo kailangan ng bagong damit. Mapapadalas ang mga gatherings ngayong holidays. Syempre kailangang maganda at presentable ang suot natin! ‘Di naman kailangang bago, basta malinis at mabango. Kung bibili ka man, buy one or two new items — hindi kailangang bago ang buong outfit! Dahil medyo malakas ang konsumo ng paglaba at pag-plantsa, make sure to wash and iron clothes in big batches. Maiging gumamit ng fabric conditioner, para mapadali ang pagplantsa at mabango ang inyong mga damit.
  • Mix your dishwashing liquid with water. Sakto lang ang gamitin mong dishwashing liquid para sa mga hugasin at laundry detergent para sa mga labada. You won’t need too much of these! Para mas makatipid, pwede mo pang ipang-dilig ang tubig na nagamit mo na.
  • Hinay-hinay lang sa Christmas lights. Syempre, gusto nating masaya ang mood tuwing Pasko. Pero hindi lahat, nadadaan sa Christmas lights. Decorate your home with simple and affordable ornaments that don’t need electricity. Kung may Christmas lights at mga parol ka, turn these off late at night to save electricity.

Handaan Tips

Paborito nating mga Pinoy ang kainan! If you’re going back to your hometown this Christmas, siguradong excited ka nang matikman ang mga paborito mo. Click here to find out some of our Beamers’ favorite dishes and delicacies from their hometowns.

  • Plan dishes and potluck with your relatives. Pag-usapan niyo ng mga kapamilya mo ang inyong mga gustong kainin ‘pag may reunion. Hati-hati kayo sa paghanda ng iba’t ibang ulam. Makakatipid na kayo sa pambili, makakatipid pa kayo sa oras sa paghahanda.
  • Make your own meals. Sa Noche Buena, Media Noche, at mga simpleng kainan, cook your own dishes. Ito ang panahon para matikmang muli ang mga favorite family recipes natin! There’s nothing like sharing a home-cooked meal with the people you love the most.
  • Isahan ang pagluto ng kanin. Naku, kulang ang handa kung walang kanin! Minsan, ito pa nga ang nakakalimutan natin. Most of our favorite Pinoy dishes are best served with warm rice. To save time and electricity, cook rice to the brim. Sa dami ng bisita at kainang sa panahong ito, hindi masasayang ang kanin mo. Before meals, reheat your rice for a short while using your electric cooker. Kapag sa tingin mo namang malapit na itong mapanis, cook it as fried rice para tumagal pa ang lifespan nito.
  • Make a grocery list. Sa pagbili ng mga kailangan mong ingredients sa handaan, gumawa ka ng listahan para wala kang makalimutan. This will also help you stick to your budget, especially if you’re using BeamAndGo Supermarket GCs.

Gift-giving Tips

  • Make a list. It’s also good to list down the people you’d like to give gifts to. Per person, mag-set ka din ng budget mo. Think about each person and kung ano ang mga bagay na gugustohin niyang matanggap this Christmas. Kung higit sa isang tao sa isang pamilya ang bibigyan mo, why not just give a gift for their whole family? Mas marami ka pang napasaya!
  • Look for items on sale. Hindi kailangang mamahalin ang ibibigay mong regalo. It’s the thought that counts naman! And cheap doesn’t mean low quality. Ngayong Pasko, maglalabasan ang mga sale at promo sa mall — look for these items and stick to your budget. Baka gusto mo rin subukang gumawa ng regalo from scratch! Pwede kang gumawa ng dessert, tulad ng leche flan, cheesecake, kakanin, at iba pa. Samahan mo na rin ito ng Christmas card with a heartfelt message!
  • Recycle gift wrappers. ‘Wag ka nang gumastos pa sa gift-wrapping. Sisirain din naman ‘yun, diba? Use old newspapers, magazine pages, or even manila paper to wrap your presents. To add extra flare, you can paint over your present or add a stylish ribbon.

Choosing a gift for your loved one can become a challenge. Abangan mo sa mga susunod na linggo ang mga tips namin to find the perfect gifts for your family members and friends!

Before we forget, may isa pa pala kaming extra holiday tip para sa’yo: subscribe to your mobile network’s unlimited promos. Siguradong marami kang tatawagan at itetext in the next weeks. Dahil marami kang babatiin ng “Merry Christmas!” at “Happy New Year!”, mag-unli ka na!

Still in the lookout for great Christmas gifts to send back home? All these available at BeamAndGo. Bili na! 

 

 

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8 Things OFWs Can Do on Weekends

Buong linggo ka nang nagta-trabaho. Mag-enjoy ka naman! Your days off are perfect to spend time taking care of your well-being. Ang pagpapahinga mo ay kailangan for a healthy mind and a healthy body. Dahil dito, we’ve made a list of things you can do on the days you aren’t working.

Pero teka muna! Before getting ready for the weekend, make sure you’ve already done the tasks you need to do. Naayos mo na ba ang mga gamit mo? Nakapamili ka na ba ng mga kailangan mo? Nakapag-send ka na ba ng BeamAndGo Supermarket GCs sa pamilya mo? These are a few of the things you need to do that won’t take up much of your time – lalong-lalo na ang pagpapadala using BeamAndGo. Within a few minutes, you can already send Supermarket GCs for your family’s grocery shopping! It’s an easy way to take care of your family in the Philippines, even when abroad.

Click here to send Supermarket GCs now!

As soon as you have some free time, gawin mo na ang mga ito para naman madagdagan ang oras mo to take care of yourself. Here are 10 things you can do during the weekend or during your time-off, enjoy!

1. Just relax

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Unang-una, kailangan mong mag-relax. Hindi ka robot! Try to sleep longer, take a soothing shower, watch one of your favorite shows, and slow down for a while. Hindi mo kailangang magmadali. Makakatulong pa ang pag-relax para makaipon ka ng energy for the work week ahead.

2. Exercise

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May tendency tayong kalimutan na we need exercise to stay fit and healthy. This helps us improve our immune system to prevent us from getting sick. It’s good to have at least 30 minutes of physical activity everyday. Pero kung hindi mo ito nagagawa, it’s good to set a time during the weekend for your work out. Hindi naman kailangang kumuha pa ng gym membership o lumayo kung nasaan ka. You can simply jog around your area or follow an exercise routine on YouTube.

3. Read

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If your body needs it, your mind needs it too! Reading is your way to exercise your mind. Maraming kang pagpilian: novels, online articles, blogs, news, o iba pa. Ito rin ang paraan para maging updated ka sa mga pangyayari sa Pilipinas.

4. Go out

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Just because you’re working there, doesn’t mean you can’t be a tourist. Ang mga araw na wala kang trabaho ang oras mo para magpaka-turista! Siguradong marami pang lugar na hindi mo pa napupuntahan d’yan – malls, parks, landmarks, and other tourist destinations. Makakakuha ka pa ng mga selfie na ipapadala mo sa mga kapamilya mo sa Pilipinas!

5. Eat good food

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Paborito nating mga Pinoy ‘to! Although nothing can compare to genuine Filipino cooking, why don’t you try local foods and delicacies where you are? Para maiba naman, diba? Whether those are dumplings in Hong Kong, laksa in Singapore, pasta in Italy or paella in Spain, makakahanap ka ng masarap na pagkain at an affordable price. Since local food is frequently found in each country, siguradong may mga mura kang options para hindi masakit sa iyong bulsa.

6. Go shopping

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Whether it’s for you or or your loved ones, masarap mag-shopping. Kaya nga dito sa Pilipinas, hilig talaga natin ang magpunta sa mga mall. The weekend is perfect for you and your friends to go out and buy stuff. But of course, don’t forget that you have a budget, which you have to stick to. Always look for finds na sulit at swak sa inyong budget!

For grocery shopping advice, click here.

7. Start a business

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Hindi kailangang maging magastos ang weekend mo! This can also be a time for you to work on things you can earn money from. Gaano man kaliit o kalaki ang iyong naipon, siguradong may sideline o negosyong pwede mong pasukan. Pwede kang magsimula ng online store, mag-invest sa stock market, maghanap ng franchise business, o iba pa. Mas maganda kung ang business na sisimulan mo ay hilig mo rin, para natutuwa ka habang ginagawa mo ito.

8. Call your loved ones

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Dahil busy ka buong linggo, sa weekend lang kayo magkakaroon ng mahaba-habang usapan with your family and friends in the Philippines. May time ka dapat to catch up with your loved ones’ lives and to share your experiences with them. Mahalagang mapanatili ang open communication with your family. Ito ang napamahagi ni Kassy at Mommy Ailen sa post na ito.

Kahit malayo ka sa pamilya mo, maraming paraan para maging present pa rin sa mga buhay nila. Sa paggamit mo ng BeamAndGo, madadalian kang ipakita sa kanila na mahal mo sila. You can send Supermarket GCs, gift packages, and more!

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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!

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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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BeamAndGo’s Digital Gift Certificates in 3 simple steps

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.

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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!