Subic = Shopping

Being in Subic reminds me of so many memories especially during my childhood. It is just so sad that it’s not as it’s used to be now. When we were there last weekend, it looked a little like ghost town in some parts, not much people to be seen in the streets. The shopping centers are so old and very not well maintained anymore. It even looked dirty in some. The other shops literally didn’t have customers and even the personnel were just standing waiting for their closing time.

Since there is a newly built Ayala Mall now by the name of Harbor Point, maybe some businesses will follow. So that Subic will be back to how it’s used to be.

Here are our visits to the duty free shops and outlets inside Subic Bay.

1) Royal Duty Free Subic (old one)

2) Royal Duty Free (new one)

Same stuff being sold only the place is newly built – meaning cleaner surroundings.

3) Freeport Exchange

This place looks terrible now. It boasts of being the 1st duty free store, but it doesn’t make an impact at all.

4) Puregold Duty Free

5) Adidas

6) Nike Factory Store

I think there is still hope for Subic because it is still one of the nearest places to go to outside Metro Manila aside from the very crowded Tagaytay. People are still flocking, just not that many. I like that it isn’t that crowded but I hope the malls are kept nicely.

The prices are still competitive and some items are not found anywhere else.

Let us bring hope to Subic Bay, so our kids can experience what we experienced. Before there were Landers and S&Rs, there were Royal Duty Free, Puregold and Freeport Exchange.

Stay tuned for more of our Subic adventure!

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Shopping @ Shell of Asia (NLEX Southbound) Stopover

This is by far the best destination if your goal is to shop during a stopover!

After our food stopover at San Fernando Pampanga, we went ahead and proceeded to our last stopover at Shell NLEX Southbound.

Such a good find with all the outlets located here!

1) Outland

2) Adidas Outlet

Adidas Apparel like Jerseys, Shorts, Shirts are all on sale. They also have bags and of course, lots of shoes!

3) Giordano Outlet

It’s a treasure out here! I was able to score some work pants / slacks at less than 1000 each. You just have to browse through it all to find your size! Plus, you get to fit it also!

Shirts and Polos are about 300 to 999 pesos! In different colors and designs!

4) Puma Outlet

5) Designer Outlet

Mixture of different brands.

6) Fusion Outlet

Skechers, Sperry and Keds all together in one outlet. They also have watches and accessories.

Sorry for the photo, we were about to leave already.

So don’t forget to drop by Shell of Asia if you have enough time. For sure, you will be able to get some good deals out of all these outlets!

Shell of Asia is located at Shell Gasoline Station, along North Luzon Expressway South Bound, Guiguinto Bulacan. Right after Sta Rita exit.

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Where to go Sho(e)pping in Hong Kong?

Hong Kong is a paradise for shopping lovers like me and my husband.  But we don’t like over the top shopping.  We are bargain hunters. 

In this post, you will find out where the best spots are for shoe shopping. They are almost always on sale.  

1) Times Square in Causeway Bay.  The Bazaar is a secret shopping sale center.  It changes every week but we were in luck.  There is a Sportswear and  Casual Wear mega sale from February 9 until the 14th.  We went there on our first day, the first day of sale also.

Big brands like Adidas, Nike, Reebok, Puma, Converse, Skechers, Toms plus some more display their stuff here.  It is a big treasure chest and if you know how to dig deep, you may be able to find your own treasure.

If there is no mega sale ongoing at the Bazaar, Times Square has a lot to offer still.  From signature brands Gucci and LV and Chanel from regular Nike shops, Marks and Spencer or Zara, they all have big boutiques here.

2) Sports Outlets at North Point

These are factory outlets so they are on sale 365 days of the year. Sometimes, they have promotions, like buy 2 pairs and you will get additional 20% discount.  That is on top of the slash from the original price!  Be sure to ask!

4 outlets in a stretch. Heaven right?

3) Sports Outlets at Paradise Mall in Heng Fa Chuen Station

Newly discovered and it didn’t fail us.

Every man for himself!  

Hope you enjoyed my post today.  Be sure to go to these places when you come to Hong Kong. 

I certainly did enjoy shopping for our whole family’s shoes in these places!  

Oh by the way, there was 1 Nike Shop that was having a Removal Sale and Hubby got this pair!

Nice huh!

Happy shopping!

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Promo: HSBC Red

I got offered by a telemarketer and I am so thankful.  I was hesitant first but I gave in.

She offered me a new HSBC Red Mastercard and this card has more promos than the Platinum one.  It even has a new card promo.

Once approved, an accumulated spending of Php5000.00 will entitle you to Php3000.00 worth of free shoes from Payless Shoesource!  Neat right?

After spending, once you are qualified, you will receive a text message from HSBC redeem that you can now claim your shoes in participating branches.

The message will look like this:

Check the list of participating branches, not all will allow the redemption.

We went to the Paseo de Sta Rosa Branch to claim ours.

What better feeling than having new free shoes!  Of course, my kids have their own share too!

For the terms and conditions, check this.

To apply for a new card, go to www.hsbc.com.ph.

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I Found It on Galleon.PH

Have you ever wanted something but it’s not available here in the Philippines? Now is the time to rejoice as I have stumbled a new shopping place online!

Galleon.ph is an online shopping website and most of its products are those hard to find here in the Philippines.

I must say, they have a wide selection of things, from regular toys to high end bags!!  They divided these products into 13 categories.

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I have been browsing through these categories and there are some things that I am eyeing!  Definitely gonna buy these when I get husband’s approval.

First on the list are Lego toys for my kids.

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It’s almost summer so I would like to build a beach house!

Another thing that caught my eye is this!

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Jumbo Plastic Eggs that you can customize like those in the Egg Surprise Videos in You Tube!  I’m sure my daughters would love this!  Too bad it’s out of stock as of the moment!

Lastly, after choosing some toys for the kids, I need to choose something for myself too!  And this is now on my Wish List!

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A Gucci in Red! I fell in love with this bag the moment I saw it! 

Galleon.ph has many features and these are in my top list.
1)  Prices are all-inclusive and they take care of shipping, customs and taxes.
♡ no need to worry about hidden charges!

2)  Ships nationwide and delivers via air (6-12 business days) and sea (35-40 business days).
♡ after a few clicks, you won’t need to lift a finger anymore, just wait in your doorstep until your package is delivered!

3)  Has efficient customer care. With that, buying and shipping of items not on their website can be requested.
♡ since they specialize in products not found in the Philippines, you can also request for products that are not found in their website!

4)  Has multiple payment modes.

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5)  Has a “ship my item” feature where in Galleon.ph act as a PO box service but you don’t get charged shipping fee by the box but on the item itself. www.galleon.ph/shipmyitem
♡ something worth trying for those who are shopping savvy!

Whew!  Isn’t that great?

Check out Galleon.ph now at their official website, https://www.galleon.ph

You can also connect with them through these Social Media Accounts:

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Facebook: Galleon

Instagram: GalleonPH

Twitter: @GalleonPh

Shopping time!

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Shopping: Rustan’s Sale

Here’s another SALE ALERT for everyone who wants to go Post Christmas Shopping!

Most of us shopped for our family and friends last Christmas, so it’s about time we shop for ourselves right?

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Rustan’s is running its End of Season Sale now.  It started last January 2 and will last until the 14th.

Rustan’s is known for its class and elegance.  They may be the Queen of all Shopping Venues here in Manila. 

Branded apparels, accessories and what have yous, they are all housed under one roof!

No more questions asked, go to Rustan’s this weekend and treat yourself to a Shopping Spree!

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Shopping: Forever 21 Sale

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Post Holiday Shopping Alert!

Forever 21 is still ON SALE!

You have until end of month to buy all your F21 clothes and accessories!

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Shopping: Shop at SM, Get a Free Lipstick!

I went Christmas shopping with my mom in law the other night and we got a lipstick powerbank for free!  You have to spend at least Php 4,000.00 to be able to avail of this. 

This Lipstick Powerbank comes in a Metallic Pouch inside a Pink Plastic Packaging.

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It looks like a real lipstick, only a giant one!  It looks so elegant with its black color.

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When you remove the cap of the lipstick, the pink part has an On and Off button and it’s where you plug the USB Cord which is also included in the package.

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It’s a Lipstick Powerbank with 3000mah.  It’s one of the most beautiful and practical giveaways or freebies I have ever had.

And it’s a Plus because with or without the freebie, I have always loved shopping at SM! 

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