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Landers Super Crazy Sale 2017

I’ve heard about Landers Superstore since they opened their doors but never really got a chance to sign up for membership.  They offered a 20% off on membership before and I missed it!  So now that they are celebrating their 1st anniversary I asked my hubby if we could go and we did!  It was last minute but its better late than never right?  They have a buy 1 take 1 on membership so that’s Php800 for 2 people already!  Normal membership rate is Php800 for 1 person and Php400 for the extension card.  B1T1 on membership is valid until the end of July.  A member can bring in a maximum of 5 adults inside.  So you can definitely bring the whole family or your friends.

Signing up is a breeze.  They have the forms by the membership area so you just fill it up together with a valid id, wait for your name to be called, they will take your photo, wait again and pay the membership fee then you are off to shopping!!  I was so excited that I wasn’t able to take pictures inside.  Hahaha.

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These are some of the goodies that I got.

landers2B1T1 Thomas & Friends Cookies Php199.75

landers4B1T1 Dough and Co. Apple Crumble Php249.75

landers5B1T1 Coloring Books Php99.75

landers12B1T1 Hersheys Kisses Deluxe Php135

landers22B1T1 Babelle Wipes Php129.75

landers15B1T1 Gavottes Crepes Php144.75

landers14B1T1 Colgate toothpaste Php99.75

landers13B1T1 Glico Black Sesame Cracker Php50

landers24B1T1 Coffee Bean Sparkling Iced Tea Php50

Some items are discounted and well I can’t find them in our “usual” grocery so I had to grab them.

landers6Dulce de Leche cake Php99.75

landers7Frozen Cauliflower and Broccoli Php119.75

landers8Milkfish Loins Php149.75

landers9Alaskan Salmon Php80-90 depending on the weight

landers10Honest Kids Organic Juice Drink Php184.75 (10pcs)

landers11Minced Garlic Php99.75

landers16Parsley Php79.75   Chives Php54.75

Lemon Juice Php79.75 , EVOO Php199.75, Huggies Swim Diaper Php169.75

After shopping of course we had to eat there and guess what?!  We also ordered buy 1 take 1 meals! Great right?

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We ordered the lobster bisque soup at Php99.75  and the pasta marinara with half meatballs for Php149.75.  Drinks are refillable and food is served in ready to go containers.

All in all I was very happy with our 1st ever Landers experience!  Considering it was the last day of their sale it wasn’t really crowded when we got there.  There were also a lot of counters so check-out was fast.  Since the membership is good for one year hopefully we could score some more good stuff within the year.  It was a bit far from where we live but it was worth it.  How about you have you been to Landers?  How was your experience?  For more info you can check out their website’s FAQ http://landers.ph/faq.html  Enjoy!

 
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Posted by on July 16, 2017 in Savings

 

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Hotel Memberships

Long before I became a mom I have always been on a look-out for savings.  So when I was working in the travel industry I stumbled upon hotel memberships.  My very first hotel membership was with Priority Privilege which has discount vouchers for Holiday Inn, Crowne Plaza and Intercontinental Hotel. I enjoyed my first membership card which obviously led me to enroll in other hotel memberships depending on the cost of the membership of course.  Hehe.  So here are some of the hotel memberships that I’ve tried and currently using.

Note : All memberships are valid for 1 year.

Let’s start off with the farthest…

Widus Hotel – W Card

Location :  Clark, Pampanga

Website : https://widus.com/

Rate : Php7,500 (*Got mine about 3 years ago)

What I like :  Free 1 Family room and 1 Executive Room, Free cake on your birthday, swimming pool pass and 20% discount on all your hotel purchases.

I got my W Card when one of my friends suggested that we go on a road trip with our families and stay in a hotel.  They suggested Widus Hotel which was the 1st time that I’ve heard of it.  I searched on the internet and found out that room rate starts at Php7,000!  I immediately told my friend that there is no way I am spending 7k for a 1 night stay!  Hahaha.  She then told me that they have a hotel membership!  A ha!  So I called the hotel and asked about their hotel membership.  The front desk lady was kind enough to explain to me the benefits and she later on sent me an email.  Needless to say we all bought our membership because it was a great deal.  Imagine you pay Php7,500 which is already good for 2 rooms valid for 1 whole year plus you get a booklet of vouchers! Hehehe.  What’s also great is if you decide to get the membership you can avail of the free room during your 1st stay.

Update :  As of 2016 only 1 free executive room plus the usual vouchers.  Currently I am no longer enrolled to this.

Shangri-La Hotel – Club Gourmet

Location : Makati

Website : http://www.shangri-la.com/manila/makatishangrila/

Rate : Php8,000 (*can’t remember exactly how much as it was 4 years ago)

What I like :  Discounted room rates.  Free buffet. It was very near where I used to work.

We used up the free buffet.  We also got a special rate of Php6,000 for the room.  What I really loved was their service!  Upon check-in they immediately ask if you are celebrating any special occasion which so far in other hotels that I’ve stayed in weren’t really particular about.  They take their customer profile seriously.  We stayed there during our anniversary and when we came back to the room from dinner we found a note with a small cake and a bottle of wine courtesy of the hotel!  It was really sweet.  I guess they aren’t Shangri-La for nothing right?

Update :  I am no longer a member of this as the rates are a bit high plus I don’t really stay in Makati that often.

Dusit Hotel – Wine & Dine

Location : Makati

Website : https://www.dusit.com/dusitthani/manila/

Rate : Php8,000

What I like :  Free room and free buffet

The agent keeps on calling me and decided that since I haven’t tried their service yet now will be a great time.  I signed up this year and when I got my pack well I was kind of disappointed.  Why?  All their vouchers have a minimum amount before I could use the voucher.   Example is the free cake which will only be given if you dine at any of their restaurants for a minimum amount of Php4,000.  Free pool access if not checked-in if you consume a minimum of Php600 at their pool restaurant.  Cash voucher provided you spend at least Php4,000 in a particular hotel and so many restricted clause.  Hahaha.  Bottomline is I only got around 4 vouchers that I could actually use!  It’s like I paid for the membership just for the free room only.  Not what I was hoping for.  So the verdict?  Not to get it in the future.

Update : We will only be availing the free room this year so will definitely update on their service.  I gave my opinion to the agent and told her that she is selling false information and will no longer get it next year.

Marco Polo Hotel – MPM Dining Privileges

Location : Ortigas

Website : http://www.marcopolohotels.com/en/marco_polo/hotels/philippines/manila/marco_polo_manila/index.html

Rate : Php9,400

What I like :  Free room, free buffet, Cash vouchers, Club Hotel which you can use in other hotel chains and in other countries

This is my 2nd year with Marco Polo and what I really love about their hotel is their heated indoor pool!  Although the vouchers are all non-transferrable you can definitely get more with what you paid for. Cash vouchers amounting to Php2,500 and other freebies.  What I also like about this hotel is they have small coffee machines inside the room.  I’m not a coffee drinker but I definitely loved it.  They also have a voucher for a special rate of Php4,000 nett on your next visit.  If you are looking at future staycations and you live near Ortigas area this is a great deal as you can really maximize the usage.  Highly recommended.

Holiday Inn / Crowne Plaza Hotel – Priority Privilege

Location : Ortigas

Website : https://www.ihg.com/holidayinn/hotels/us/en/pasig-city/mnlgl/hoteldetail  https://www.ihg.com/crowneplaza/hotels/us/en/quezon-city/mnlcp/hoteldetail

Rate :  Php9,000

What I like :  Membership is applicable to 2 hotels already and all vouchers are transferrable!  No free rooms but with free buffet and a lot of cash vouchers.  Club Hotel card which is applicable for other hotels and in other countries.

This was my first membership card ever!  Hehe.  I got into this when we did an ocular visit for our wedding.  The lady who assisted us told us about the membership.  Membership then was just Php6000?  During our wedding we booked for 2 rooms and 2 nights and got the membership instead so we could save!  It was one good decision which we are thankful for the front desk lady.  :o)  Included in the membership before was the Intercontinental hotel and since I used to work in Makati I totally maximized my 1 year subscription because I go there after office for swimming at no additional cost!  Now that they only have 2 hotels under the membership package it still works for me because 1.)  Location location location as it has a direct link to Robinsons Galleria and other nearby malls 2.)  All the vouchers are TRANSFERRABLE!  I can totally share my vouchers to family and friends.  I totally recommend this membership if you are a hotel lover like me. Hahaha.

Update :  They now have a package with free rooms.  Also Holiday Inn Makati has a separate membership so if you live near Makati you can probably check it out.

 

All in all hotel memberships are really a great thing especially if you enjoy staycations or just relaxing.  Sure the price seems high but if you really intend to stay in a hotel within a year then I think this is a better way to go.  Think of it as pre-paid vacation.  Needless to say I so looove hotel memberships as long as you get what you paid for.  For more information please call the hotels using the links above.  Good luck!  How about you?  Do you have hotel memberships as well?  Do tell!

 

 
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Posted by on May 22, 2017 in Mommy matters

 

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Saville Row, Ayala Fairview Terraces

Our weekends are now packed…doing errands, chores, meeting with friends, clients, taking care of the baby and all other stuff. The other stuff include last minute shopping for my husband who needs to attend to an event and he needs some proper attire.  So we decided to head on to Wellworth at Fairview Terraces and good thing there was an ongoing sale!

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We directly went to the men’s section and checked out the polo from my husband’s usual brands and they are all a little expensive considering that they were supposed to be on sale.  So we went around and found a very eye catching sign!

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A signage wellworth looking at!  The brand is Saville Row and they are offering a whopping 70% off on their polos.  I immediately checked the price tags and then picked some long sleeve polo and asked my husband to try it on.  Since it’s a new brand for him it took some time before he decided which ones to get… plus since it’s on sale sizes are broken already.

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He has a budget per polo and since it was on sale he bought 3! He was so happy and so was I of course.  When we arrived home I removed the price tags and this is what I found.

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It was originally priced at Php1,000 then dropped to Php900 then to Php500.  Good thing my eyes are still clear and I was able to see this brand…well actually I noticed the 70% off signage first!  Hehe.  I believe their sale will last until end of the month?  You still have a few days to go maybe you could still steal some wonderful deals at the Fairview Terraces.  Have fun shopping!

 

 
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Posted by on July 26, 2015 in Savings

 

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IHOP, UP Town Center

We have all heard when IHOP opened it’s doors to the Filipinos right?  Let’s just say that we are one of those people who waits until the chaos has died down before we try a restaurant.  Hehe.  I have been wanting to try this restaurant but couldn’t find the reason to eat there.  So what changed?  First I spotted a deal at Ensogo and second we had to get a cake at the UP Town Center (which is also on a deal by the way).  Makes perfect sense.

Ihop menu                                                                                                    IHOP Menu

A few days before the trip I had to make sure I check out their menu to help me decide on what to order and just to make sure that we won’t be splurging too much.  The voucher is Php350 but you get Php500 worth of food.  Just to make sure we have enough I bought 2 vouchers.

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Print the vouchers…check! Head on to the chosen restaurant and show the server the voucher and order away!  While waiting for our orders I took a photo of the syrup on the table.  They have four!  Old fashioned, strawberry, blueberry and butter pecan.

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We ordered the following :

ihop2                                                                       New York Cheese Pancake Php254.46

The pancakes were fluffy and you can really taste the cream cheese.  I’m not a fan of pancakes but I liked this one.  You can definitely tell that this is not homemade pancake.

ihop4                                                                           Double BLT Sandwich Php343.75

This sandwich is a little normal for me.  Don’t get me wrong it tastes good but not really spectacular.
ihop5                                                                            Spicy Chicken Strips Php352.68

When I saw this in the menu I assumed that it is going to be spicy but when it was served on our table it tasted “normal”.  No sting no sweetness just plain chicken strips.  We called the server and asked if it was our order and he confirmed that it is the “spicy” chicken strips.  I had to laugh and asked the server to tell the chef that it wasn’t spicy. Not even a hint of it.  So they got it and after a few minutes they returned with a real spicy chicken strips! Hehe.  I don’t know if it’s just me or if they forgot to put some chili or what.  So if you do order this one let me know how it taste like.  Also I would have love it more if they served celery stalks than carrots.  Sad to say I’m not a carrot person.

All in all our experience in IHOP has been enjoyable.  They have a variety of food to choose from so definitely a second visit is in order.  Maybe another order of pancake?  :o)

 
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Posted by on July 24, 2015 in Yummy

 

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Max’s Special Offer

Looking for something to order for dinner we stumbled upon Max’s special deals.  So what is it about?  First is their Max’s #ChickenLove.

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If you order a regular whole fried chicken it usually costs Php438.90 and a bottle of banana ketchup at Php27.50 but if you avail of their special offer it will only cost Php328.90 so its a Php137.50 savings!  However this offer is only good until Jul 15, 2015 so you better hurry if you are craving for Max chicken.

Another great offer is their I love caramel bars.  No actual savings here but this deal gives you the opportunity to try and taste their new flavors without buying a whole box.

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So what’s new?  They now have Mango and Langka flavored Caramel bars.  If you order 1 box of these new flavors it costs Php217.80, classic flavor costs Php165 for 18pcs.  Their special pack comes with 4 classic, 3 Mango and 3 Langka flavors.  Promo will last until the end of the month.  I tried both flavors and I would say that Langka has more flavor than the Mango.  I would’ve loved it if they added more mango bits to it.  I think Red Ribbon’s Mango bars are better.  However coming up with a Langka flavor caramel bar is not a bad idea. If you want to try these flavors I suggest you head down to the nearest Max’s restaurant or better yet have it delivered to your doorstep.  That’s what we did.  Last tip  : Pick up the phone rather than ordering online as they have a difference in minimum order.  Online via  http://www.maxschicken.com  costs Php500 while if it’s done via 79000 it’s only Php300.  No difference if you’re ordering a lot right?  I’m just saying.  Hehe.

You can check out their other promos in their website.  Have you tried any of their new products?  Do share.

 
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Posted by on June 19, 2015 in Savings

 

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