Buhay OFW: TOP 4 smartest gift ideas to surprise your loved ones with!

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Papalapit na ba ang kaarawan ng iyong inaanak?

Graduating with honors ba si Ate o Kuya?

O gusto mong 24/7 connected kay Nanay at Tatay even you’re miles away?

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APPRECIATION – tunay na nakakagalak ng puso para sa mga overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) ang bawat achievements at magagandang balita na natatanggap nila mula sa mga minamahal sa Pilipinas. Hindi nga ba’t ito ang isa sa mga motivation ng ating mga Kabayan para patuloy na kumayod, malayo sa piling ng pamilya?

That’s why in return to their loved ones’ achievements, OFWs make sure to give gifts as rewards and token of appreciation – bukod pa sa pagsuporta sa pangangailangan ng pamilya. But in reality, it’s the other way around dahil kung tutuusin, these achievements are actually the family member’s way to be thankful of their loved ones’ hard work abroad!

In short- these modern heroes are the one who are supposed to be rewarded, pero dahil sa labis na pagmamahal ng ating mga Kabayan, they’re very much willing to spend for gifts out of their hard-earned money.

Still, does this mean you should spend big-time just to send gifts back home? BeamAndGo says NO!

Gadgets Launching.jpgTo save our OFWs from the hassle, stress, thinking and over-spending on what to give your loved ones, BeamAndGo offers you the NEWEST OPPO SMARTPHONES and HUAWEI SMARTPHONES na pwedeng ninyong ipadala sa minamahal ninyo anywhere sa Pinas, DISCOUNTED PA until March 31, 2019!

GIFT IDEA #1: HUAWEI Y6 2018

Looking for competitive quality but affordable smartphone for your loved ones? HUAWEI Y6 2018 is the right device for you!

 

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Features:

  • Display: 5.7-inches, S-IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
  • OS: Android 8.0 Oreo with EMUI 8.0
  • Processor: 1.4GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 processor
  • Storage: 16GB internal storage, expandable via microSD up to 256GB
  • RAM: 2GB RAM
  • Main Camera: 13MP
  • Front Camera: 5 MP
  • Battery: Non-removable Li-Ion 3000 mAh battery

Available colors: Black and Blue

WHY YOU SHOULD BUY THIS: Full view display, face unlock capability, powerful speaker, camera quality

GIFT IDEA #2: HUAWEI Y6 PRO 2019

Does your loved one need a phone upgrade that won’t blow your budget? Surely, Huawei Y6 Pro 2019 won’t disappoint you!

 

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Features:

  • Display: 6.9 inches IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
  • OS: Android 9.0 (Pie); EMUI 9
  • Processor: MediaTek MT6761 2.0GHz quad-core
  • Storage: 32GB internal storage, expandable via microSD up to 512GB
  • RAM: 3GB RAM
  • Main Camera: 13MP
  • Front Camera: 8 MP
  • Battery: Non-removable Li-Ion 3020 mAh battery

Available colors: Black and Blue

WHY YOU SHOULD BUY THIS: Face unlock capability, low light photography, Huawei Supersound (loud speaker good for music and movies)

GIFT IDEA #3: OPPO A7

Advanced tech design, excellent dual rear camera with 4230mAh battery capacity that frees you from the concern of battery drain! All of these you can get at an affordable price with OPPO A7!

 

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Features:

  • Display: 6.2″ 19:9 HD+ 1520 x 720 pixels
  • OS: ColorOS 5.2 based on Android 8.1 Oreo
  • Processor: Qualcomm SDM450 Snapdragon 450 (14 nm) Octa-core Cortex-A53
  • Storage: 32GB
  • RAM: 3GB
  • Main Camera: 13 MP, f/2.2, AF + 2 MP, f/2.4, depth sensor
  • Front Camera: 16 MP
  • Battery: 4230 mAh battery

Available colors: Glaring Gold and Glaze Blue

WHY YOU SHOULD BUY THIS: Selfie Camera, Bigger Battery

GIFT IDEA #4: OPPO A3s

Let us help you deliver happiness to your family with this budget-champion phone that gives great value for your money! Give your loved one this top-selling phone with long-lasting battery and impressive camera with OPPO A3s!

 

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Features:

  • Display: 6.2″ 19:9 HD+ Full-screen Display”
  • OS: Android 8.1 (Oreo)
  • Processor: Qualcomm SDM450 Snapdragon 450, Octa-core 1.8 GHz Cortex-A53
  • GPU: Adreno 506
  • Internal Storage : 16GB ROM Memory : 2GB RAM
  • Camera Front : 8 MP, f/2.2 Camera
  • Dual Rear : 13 MP, f/2.2, AF + 2 MP, f/2.4, depth sensor
  • Battery :Non-removable Li-Ion 4230 mAh battery

Available Colors: Red and Dark Purple

WHY YOU SHOULD BUY THIS: Dual Camera, Bigger Battery

WHAT OUR OFW BEAMERS SAY

OPPO - Harold Minguillan.jpgBagong release pa lamang ang OPPO and Huawei SmartPhones sa BeamAndGo, isang overseas Filipino na agad ang nag-regalo sa partner niya dito sa Pilipinas.

Mr. Harold purchased OPPO A3s with the help and assistance of BeamAndGo’s friendly Sales Representatives who guided him from the beginning until the phone was delivered door-to-door to his beneficiary!

HOW TO AVAIL OF OPPO AND HUAWEI SMARTPHONES AT BEAM AND GO:

PHONE INFOR

log inSince BeamAndGo was born to help, registration here is FOR FREE! Simply visit our website www.beamandgo.com and click the “SIGN UP FOR FREE” button. You only need to provide some of your details (full name, location overseas, profession, valid email address and mobile number). Once you’re done, makakatanggap ka ng email from us na successful ang iyong registration. It will only take 2-3 minutes to register, less hassle lang ‘di ba?

Next thing to do is LOG IN your BeamAndGo username and head over to our STORE PAGE. Scroll down and choose the phone unit and color that your want to purchase for your loved ones!

Second to the last step is you need to fill in your beneficiary’s FULL NAME, MOBILE NUMBER, and COMPLETE ADDRESS. Be careful lang sa pag-fi-fill in ng details para siguradong matatanggap kaagad nilang ang iyong regalong smartphone.

Payment Channels 2019 updatedLast step is you can now proceed to checkout. Don’t forget to enter the PROMO CODE to redeem your discount! You can pay via credit card, debit card (PayPal), online bank transfer at kung gusto mong magbayad ng cash, pwedeng-pwede kang pumunta sa remittance centers na tumatanggap ng BDO deposit and through our partners – Pacific Ace (Hong Kong & Macau) and iRemit!

Here’s a tip: Tumuktok lamang sa aming Facebook page para sa discount codes!

When everything is processed, BeamAndGo will ship your order to the address of your beneficiary. YES! Ganoon lang kadali, Kabayan! Hassle free na, nakamura ka na, nasorpresa mo pa ang iyong minamahal sa Pinas. Talagang hindi problema ang distansya basta naka-BeamAndGo ka!

Disclaimer

  1. Delivery Policy
    • Delivery in Metro Manila: 2-3 business days
    • Delivery in Luzon: 3-7 business days
    • Delivery in Visayas and Mindanao: 7-10 business days
  2. In Warranty Policy
    • Phones – 12 months
    • Headphones, battery, charger and other accessories – 6 months
    • As part of OPPO guidelines, all phones will have to be pre-registered for warranty before the delivery. Click here to read more.

So ano pa ang hinihintay mo? Perfect na pang-regalo ito lalo na ngayong paparating na ang graduation ng mga bata! Subok na rito sa BeamAndGo at simulan na ang wais na pag-sorpresa sa minamahal mo, dagdag pa ang mas wais pagpapadala ng iyong perang kinikita!

BONUS: Do you also want to make sure na sa pangangailangan ng pamilya napupunta ang pinaghirapan mong pera? Huwag kayo mag alala dahil pwede ka ring mag-#GroceryRemit thru BeamAndGo ! Here are the Convenience StoreGas StationSupermarketDepartment StoreFast Food Restaurantand pharmacy merchants of BeamAndGo!

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Wanna learn more about the smartest way to remit? Don’t hesitate to watch this video!

 

Beamer from Bicol? Para sa indo ini!

Mga kaibigang Bicolano! Saan ka man naroroon, mas sigurado at ligtas na ngayon ang pagpapadala ng tulong sa mga minamahal ninyo sa buhay! Members of BeamAndGo, ang ating mga magaganda at magigilas na mga Beamer, you can now send everyday needs and goodies to their family through our partnership with Liberty Commercial Center (LCC). Ang matagal na ninyong inaasahan at pinagkakatiwalaang LCC ay ang panibagong offer namin sa pagtulong sa inyong mga minamahal na nakatira sa Bicol.

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Hindi lang iyon. Dalawang uring BeamAndGo gift certificate and pwede ninyong bilhin para malinaw sa inyong pamilya kung sa LCC Department Store ba sila pupunta o sa LCC Supermarket. Malabo naman yatang may bitbit silang bayong kung bibili ng damit para sa graduation di ba?

Related: did you know that BeamAndGo has more to offer than just supermarkets? Click here to find out

At totoo namang ang ganda ng ating timing ano?

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LCC Branch in Daraga

Maulan nananman sa Pilipinas at for sure, may mga kakailanganin ang pamilya mo pang-handa. Wala kang dapat katakutan kung gusto mong pagpadala ng pagamahal sa mga mahal mo. Bili lang ng LCC gift certificate sa BeamAndGo at siguradong ligtas at sigurado ang kanilang magiging pagbili.

Related: Kung BeamAndGo member ka na, silip ka muna uli sa ating website para ma-review mo kung anu-ano nga ba ang mga pinadadala mo.

Pero sandali. Bakit nga ba dalawang uring GC ang pwede mong mabili para sa LCC? Dahil pinagsikapan ng LCC mula pa noon na makapaglingkod nang lubusan sa inyo, meron silang department store at supermarket. Kailangan ba ng gagamitin para sa salu-salo? Sa supermarket ka. Kung kailangan naman ng mga kagamitan at mga kapote o payong, sa department store meron niyan lahat!

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Hindi na bago sa buong Bicol ang LCC. Matagal na itong pinagkakatiwalaan at unang nagbukas ng kanyang mga pintuan noon pang 1945. Noon pa nito naipagmamalaki na kabisado nila ang pusong Bikolano sa kanilang paglilingkod, serbisyo, at sa katotohanang madali silang mapuntahan. Para sa kanila mahalaga ang buhay pang-araw-araw ninyo kaya pinagbubuti nila ang paglilingkod nila para espesyal ang inyong araw-araw. Di ba? Parang parati na lang piyesta.

Dahil dito, tunay na pinagkakatiwalaan sila sa buong Albay at sa kabuuan ng kabikulan!

Game! Paano ba ito gawin?

Sigurado kaming maraming gustong maging Beamer ngayon sa pagsama sa atin ng LCC. Kung hindi ka pa Beamer, o may kilala kang gustong maging Beamer at nais mo siyang tulungan, eto, pag-usapan naman natin kung paano nga ba magpadala sa Pilipinas.

Una, kailangan kang maging member ng BeamAndGo.

Mag-Sign Up sa aming website at sagutin ang mga tanong doon. Kailangan kumpleto ito.

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Halina at mag sign up na.

Pag member ka na, pwede ka nang bumili ng digital gift certificate. Piliin mo muna sa website ang Groceries (kapag LCC Supermarket ang nais ipadala) at Department Store (kapag LCC Department Store naman ang gusto nila). Click ka doon. Tapos, kailangan mong piliin sa susunod na screen kung saan mo planong magpadala ng gift certificate. Dahil Bicol ang pinag-uusapan natin, click mo ang Bicol Region. Makikita mo naman ang LCC sa mga puedeng mong piliin. Ngayon naman, isipin mo lang kung ilang Php 500 gift certificate ang ipapadala. Siyempre, hindi naman isa lang ang pwede mong bilhin. Puede ang isa, pero mas happy ang lahat kung mas marami! Kung lampas sa isa, pindotin mo ang Quantity para dumami. Tapos, pili ka ng padadalhan mong tao. Cell phone number niya ang kailangan mong ilagay. Kung nagawa mo na ito dati, nakalista na ang mga dati mong napadalhang cell number.

Kung tapos na iyon, bayad na. Maraming payment option na puedeng gamitin. Tandaan lang na may kaunting convenience charge ang BeamAndGo na USD 1.99. Pag nakapagbayad ka na, magpapadala kami ng SMS sa napili mong cell number na padadalhan. Para sigurado, mag-email ka o mag-text sa pinadalhan mo kung nakuha niya ang text message namin.

Once nakuha na niya ito, pwede na siyang pumunta sa LCC!

Ipakita lamang ang SMS sa mga sumusunod na LCC Redemption Centers:

LCC Legazpi- Peñaranda St,. Legazpi City

LCC Naga – Felix Plazo St., Naga City

LCC Tabaco- Ziga Avenue Tabaco City

LCC Sorsogon- Magsaysay St., Sorsogon City

LCC Masbate- Zurbito St., Brgy. Bapor, Port Area, Masbate City

LCC Market Plus Daet- Barangay 6 Market Site, J. Lukban St., Daet Camarines Norte

 

IMG_9678Pagkatapos ng confirmation sa tauhan nila, maari na mamili ang iyong kamag-anak sa kahit alin na LCC Supermarket (LCC Expressmart, Market Savers at Store Plus ay kasama rin) para magamit ang Supermarket GC at sa kahit alin na LCC Mall Department Store para sa Department Store GC.

Ang serbisyo na ito ay tiyak na mae-enjoy ng mga mahal mo sa LEGAZPI, TABACO, NAGA, PILI, LABO, DAET, GOA, IRIGA, NABUA, POLANGUI, LIGAO, GUINOBATAN, CAMALIG, BACACAY, TIWI, SORSOGON at MASBATE.

Okay na? Punta na sa BeamAndGo website at magpadara na kamo sa inda!

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Click here to send LCC SUPERMARKET GCs

Click here to send LCC DEPARTMENT STORE GCs

(For the complete list of LCC participating branches, visit their website!)

To ZAP or not to ZAP, that is the question.

We recommend the “to ZAP” option.

Because BeamAndGo has just partnered with the ZAP Group to provide you and your family with restaurant, entertainment and branded apparel options in the Philippines.

At BeamAndGo, our focus is to provide you with a better way to purchase the essentials – groceries, medicine, healthcare, etc – for your family. And now, every time you make a purchase at BeamAndGo, ZAP will reward you with points that can be redeemed at any ZAP participating merchant, like Red Mango, Banana Leaf, and Converse … the fun stuff (the full list of stores).

Here’s the deal …

For every PHP 1000 worth of digital gift certificates you purchase on BeamAndGo.com, you or your family in the Philippines will receive 5 ZAP points. The more you purchase from BeamAndGo, the more ZAP points you will receive.

And the process to earn ZAP points is simple …

The process to earn ZAP points is simpleWhen you make a purchase on BeamAndGo.com, you can select who will receive the ZAP points. If you live in the Philippines, you can even select yourself. All you or your family needs is a Philippines-based mobile phone number. The ZAP points will then be sent to the selected person’s mobile phone within 7 business days.

No forms to fill out. No registration process. Can’t be any simpler than this.

Give it a try and tell use what you think. And feel free to share with your friends and family.

To see what else we are doing at BeamAndGo, visit us at http://www.beamandgo.com. And if you have questions, suggestions or comments, you can contact me directly at jonathan.chua@beamandgo.com.

The New New Look, Part 2

In The New New Look, Part 1, I described the changes we made to the BeamAndGo products page in order for our users to get all the product information at a glance. In Part 2, I will show you guys what happens after a user clicks on the Buy button.

We worked hard to streamline our screens so that a user only needs to enter the minimum amount of information necessary to complete a transaction. As users of BeamAndGo ourselves, we wanted less pages and less fields. And as a result, this is what we came up with …

It's all in the details

First, we created a section that displays all the item details related to the order.

It's all in the details

Then, we made it easier for the user to select a recipient for the order.

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And lastly, we provided an estimate on when the recipient will receive the SMS with the digital gift certificate information.

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The SMS will contain the following information: the sender’s name (you!), the value of the gift certificate, the gift certificate code, the merchant and the locations where the gift certificate can be redeemed.

In many instances, the SMS will be sent instantaneously and the recipient can redeem the digital gift certificate immediately.

In The New New Look, Part 3, I will explain the different payment options we have added to BeamAndGo to make it easier and more economical for our users to provide for their families.

To see the new changes at BeamAndGo, visit us at http://www.beamandgo.com/store. If you have any questions or comments, you can contact me directly at jonathan.chua@beamandgo.com.

New Year’s Resolutions – The 2015 Edition

Yup, it’s that time of year again. Time to learn from the misses-and-makes from 2014 and declare my New Year’s Resolutions for 2015. This year, I only have 3. Here they are …

1. Listen to a wider variety of music. For some reason, this year I mostly listened to hard rock (AC/DC, Led Zep, Guns ‘n’ Roses), classic rock (The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, ZZ Top, Living Colour) and old school hip hop (Sugar Hill Gang, Grand Master Flash, Beat Nuts, The Roots, MC Solaar).

MilesDavis_20141226In 2015, my plan is to open it up a bit and listen to more Beethoven and Hayden, more Motown, more Miles Davis, more Robert Cray, more Duke Ellington, more love songs, more classics, more standards.

I still love AC/DC, so that’s not going to change much.

 

2. Swim, Bike, Run. Last year, I made a lot of excuses for not doing any triathlons – too much work, too much Gabby, too much BeamAndGo. The truth was that I was a little lazy and burnt out.

Swimming_Dog_20141226As a I result, I gained 7 lbs and have difficulty walking 10K. Started biking and running. And once this rain stops, it’s swim time (and a lot of it). My goal is to run 10K in under 50 minutes by June and participate in an Olympic distance triathlon in September.

 

3. Be a better BeamAndGo leader. I’m not saying this cause this is a BeamAndGo blog. I’m a firm believer in what we are trying to do – creating a better way for people to take care of their families in the Philippines. My own family will always be #1, but BeamAndGo is #2 and one of the most important things in my life.

Look at these guys!

Look at these guys!

I love all the guys and gals on the team. Mariliese, Dino, Doi, Tanya, Albert, Antonette, Ross are all hard working individuals and committed to doing the best. I see it everyday and I am grateful to be working with such a good team.

To learn more about BeamAndGo, just visit us at http://www.BeamAndGo.com. I think you will like what you see.

Wow, the last 6 months was crazy!

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It has been 6 months since we first launched http://www.BeamAndGo.com and it has been crazy.

Here’s what we have done – added a bunch of merchants; offered exclusive impossible-to-beat deals; gave away smartphones, concert tickets, and gift certificates; hired some really cool people; established partnerships; gave out a bunch of BeamAndGo t-shirts; and connected with over 60,000 Filipinos living in the Philippines and abroad.

And this is just the beginning. We have some great things happening over the next 12 months: more merchants, more exclusives, more t-shirts, and more ways for our customers to take care of their loved ones in the Philippines.

I’m excited!

But no matter what happens, our focus will remain the same: to provide Filipinos with a way to buy groceries, medicine, supplies, education and other essentials for their family in a way that is affordable, convenient, transparent and sustainable.

If you have questions, comments, ideas or suggestions, you can email me at jonathan.chua@BeamAndGo.com. I would love to hear from you.