Top Loyalty Cards And Rewards Programs For Filipino Families

Do you know that the small amounts of money you save on purchases can help a lot on your budgeting? Just take for example mobile phone promos. Telecom providers offer reward points every time you load up your prepaid number. The accumulated points can be redeemed for call and text promos, and free items such as electronic gadgets. Similar point system-based promos in the form of loyalty cards can save you serious money on groceries, medicines and other essentials (no, we’re not talking about the free flashlight batteries you get for buying thousands worth of items). Here are discount and loyalty cards every Filipino family must have.

Savings on groceries, clothes and toys

Savings on groceries, clothes and toys

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How much do you budget for your weekly groceries? A middle class family of five in Metro Manila likely spends around Php4,000 – 5,000 per week in the supermarket. Earn redeemable points every time you shop with a loyalty card that you can use to pay for future purchases. One example of a widely used grocery loyalty card is the SM Advantage card that also entitles cardholders enjoy special offers and freebies from external partners. For every Php400 you spend in SM Supermarket, SM Hypermarket, Save More and other retail partners, you earn 1 point. You can also get 1 point for every Php200 purchase made in SM Department Store, SM Cinema, Toy Kingdom, and other retailers. Moreover, you can use the SM Advantage card to earn points while you stay at Pico de Loro Beach & Country Club, Taal Vista Hotel and other hotel partners.

Loyalty card privileges on medicines and vitamins

Loyalty card privileges on medicines and vitamins

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Getting sick is expensive. It can easily ruin your budget, even drain your savings. Good thing the largest drugstore chain in the Philippines offers a customer loyalty card that can help you save on medicines, vitamins and medical supplies, among others. The Mercury Drug Suki Card is probably the most popular in this category. It allows you to accumulate points that you can use to pay future purchases. You can earn 1 Suki point for every Php200 receipt. Cardholders can get extra points, as much as 30 points, on featured products each month. The Suki Card also entitles you to the Suki Sabado Special where chosen items are offered at discounted prices. You can get about Php20 off on certain products.

Discounts, rebates and points on domestic remittances

Discounts, rebates and points on domestic remittances

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Do you regularly send money to your family in the province? You can get discounts and rebates on remittance fees with a loyalty card. The Palawan Pawnshop Suki Card – Palawan Express Pera Padala (PPS-PEPP) Suki Card allows you to earn points that can be used on future fees every time you send money. The points are equivalent to 2% of the fees collected per transaction. So if you’re paying Php50 in fees, you get 1 point or 2% of Php50.

Earn reward points on school supplies, art materials, etc.

Earn reward points on school supplies, art materials, etc.

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You probably spend around Php2,000 on school supplies before the start of classes and several hundred pesos every now and then for additional notebooks, art materials, etc. You can earn points that can be used to pay for subsequent purchases. One loyalty card you should have is the National Bookstore Laking National card. For every peso you spend on items (except certain purchases), you earn 1 point. You can start redeeming the points once you reach 1,000 points, which is equivalent to Php10 ePurse. You can then use your ePurse to pay for products and services in the store. You can get your Laking National card for Php100. Students can avail of this card for only Php60.

Discounts on school books

Discounts on school books

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Books are among the biggest purchases in a household with students. For college, law or medical students, reference books can rack up tens of thousands of pesos. Get big discounts on reference books, fiction and non-fiction titles, art materials and other items with a loyalty or discount card. Fully Booked, a specialty bookstore known for its vast selection of titles, including foreign bestsellers and hard-to-find classics, offers a discount card to its patrons. The Fully Booked discount card can save you 10% on cash purchases and 5% on credit card purchases on selected items. There’s a long list of exclusive promos such as the birthday discount on your birthday week, and perks from partner establishments, and discounted tickets at the Ayala Museum. You can avail of the Fully Booked discount card for Php700. You can get it for free if you’ve spent a total of Php15,000 in the store in a year or Php10,000 in a single visit.

Gas up and get free insurance and discount coupons

Gas up and get free insurance and discount coupons

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Fuel expenses can take up a huge chunk of your weekly allowance. This is one reason why many workers ditch their private cars and opt for public transport. But if you’re among those who can save more by driving, you should take note of loyalty cards and promos offered by fuel companies. The Petron Value Card allows you to accumulate redeemable points for every fuel purchase. You can earn 1 point with a value of Php1 for every Php250 spent in a Petron station. This Value Card also entitles you to a 24-hour towing and roadside trouble assistance, personal accident insurance and discounts on San Miguel Corporation products and other major establishments.

Discounts on lab tests, fuel and tuition fees

Discounts on lab tests, fuel and tuition fees

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Business establishments are not the only ones offering amazing promos. The Pag-IBIG Loyalty Card offers discounts as much as 50% on laboratory tests in partner hospitals and clinics, dermatology clinics, optical clinics, drugstores courier services, and a long list of restaurants. This loyalty card can also be used to earn redeemable points for every purchase of Petron fuels, engine oils and gasul. The Pag-IBIG Loyalty Card, arguably the card with the widest coverage, can be used to get tuition fee discounts in selected schools You can enjoy these privileges from national and provincial partner retailers for a card fee of Php100.

Every peso you save on your purchases can make a difference on your finances. Don’t shrug off the discounts and promos you can avail. Get the most from your hard-earned money by signing up for loyalty cards.

 

This article was written by:

Jeanette Anzon is the writer and editor for AdventureDweller.com. She mostly write about home improvements, home guides and designs, and real estate investments.

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