Friday, October 21, 2016

Get Cash, Rewards with Snapcart’s Latest Updates

Snapcart users can now enjoy the app more as it brings in more updates and added features to increase cashbacks, simply by snapping receipts! 

Snapcart is a mobile app that gives its users cashback by simply taking a snap of grocery receipts. In turn, data gathered from receipts provide real-time shopper insights to the app’s partner brands. 

To bring in more rewards to app users, Snapcart announced users may take a snap, not just of grocery – but other retail stores such as pharmacies, health and beauty stores. This will eventually expand to all retail establishments including food & beverages, electronics, and apparels, to name a few. Rewards increase as users regularly use the app. 

“We received an overwhelming response from users. We got more than a thousand downloads per day in the first weeks of the launch, surpassing our already strong results in Indonesia, but we still got questions on what receipts to upload. To take the guesswork out and make it more rewarding for users, Snapcart decided to update its features to accept all types of receipts. We also made it more engaging by introducing in-app games that could let users win even more rewards”, said Snapcart Co-founder, Mayeth Condicion.

The new game is called Snaptastic, an in-app bonus game feature where users can accumulate coins just by filling out in-app surveys, watching videos, taking selfies with their favorite products, or guessing mystery products. These coins may be used to increase users’ chances of getting cash, and other interesting surprises like shopping vouchers from Snapcart’s partner brands. 

What’s in it for enterprises? 

On a global scale, e-commerce giants like Amazon and eBay dominate the use of real-time data analytics. Off the shelf brands continue to rely on manually gathered and limited data on consumer preferences and behavior. 

In the Philippines, the online retail market accounts for more or less 3% of the population, majority of Filipino shoppers still prefer doing their shopping off the shelf, thus the need for a more efficient way to gather offline and online data. 

Snapcart technology is able to bridge the gap in gathering online and offline data by analyzing receipts in real time, and providing meaningful insights on how to understand customers better, to grow brands, and to see what drives growth or assess effectiveness of marketing promotions and campaigns. 

As Snapcart processes more variety of receipts, the app can expand data analytics services to industries beyond Fast-Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) to fashion, electronics, or food and beverages brands to name a few, providing more brands with better understanding of shoppers’ habits and preferences. 

Snaptastic makes shopping more fun for users. While users have fun playing the in-app game, and increase cashbacks, brands on the other hand, gain more insight on consumer behavior through surveys, crowd-sourced images or more receipts that they submit while playing the game. 

This is a breakthrough in an otherwise traditional way of conducting and answering surveys, and helps obtain even deeper insights about shoppers. 

For more information, visit the Snapcart Asia website or Facebook and download the app at the Google Play Store.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

List of Christmas Bazaars

It is the time of the year again when everybody is busy making their own Christmas gift list. Bazaar is very popular during this season because it is a good alternative to buying gifts for the holidays.

Sharing with you the Christmas Bazaars around the metro. I will try to update this list for more options. #bazaar #holidaybazaar

Urban Flair Manila Bazaar

October 21-23, 2016

11AM - 9PM
Metrotent in Metrowalk
Ortigas Center, Pasig City

Momzilla Fair

October 22-23, 2016
10AM - 8PM
4/F Century City Mall

Mommy Mundo x Manila Sundance

October 28 - 30, 2016
World Trade Center

Circuit Makati Christmas Bazaar 

November 18 - 20, 2016
Globe Circuit Events Ground
11AM to 12 MN

Noel Bazaar

November 18 - 30, 2016 
World Trade Center 
11AM - 9PM Friday to Sunday 
12NN - 10 PM Monday to Thursday 

December 2 - 4, 2016 
Filivenvest Tent Alabang 
11AM - 9PM 

December 15 - 18, 2016 
SMX Convention Center 11AM - 9PM 

St James Christmas Bazaar 

November 24 - 27, 2016 
Ayala Alabang, Village

World Bazaar Festival

December 3 - 23, 2016
10AM - 12MN
World Trade Center

Sunday, October 9, 2016

List of Trick or Treat Party 2016

Halloween is fast approaching and if you have kids, I’m pretty sure that you are looking for Trick or Treat events where you can join. I’m not sure if my son is still interested in Halloween party but I searched for different events just in case he want to attend one.

Check: Halloween Costume Ideas

Fun Ranch

Boo-Time Halloween Party

Friday, October 28, 2016
3 - 6PM
Saturday, October 29, 2016
10Am - 1PM

Saturday, October 29, 2016
10AM to 1PM and 4PM to 7PM
Sunday, October 30, 2016
10AM to 1PM and 4PM to 7PM

The Fields, Nuvali

Monsterrific Halloween
October 22, 2016
Admission is FREE

Taal Vista Hotel

Ghost Night Out
October 29, 2016
3-6PM at Ballroom 2 and 3
P890 Adults P400 Children
1-12 years old inclusive of snack buffet and prizes

Read: Trick or Treat Experience at Taal Vista Hotel 

The Bellevue Manila

Monster Misfit 
October 29, 2016 
1PM Tower Ballroom 
P990 nett Inclusive of snack buffet, entertainment, games and loot bag. 

The Bellevue Bohol

Monster Misfit 
October 29, 2016 
12NN at the Garden 
P650 nett Inclusive of snack buffet, entertainment, games and loot bag. 

Vivere Hotel 

The Mighty Comicon “A Halloween Bash 2016” 
October 29, 2016 
10AM - 2PM Vivere Ballroom 2/F 
P700 adult P900 child Get a chance to win an XBOX 1S in our Costume Competition and other exciting raffle draws from the sponsors!

Crimson Hotel Filinvest City 

Harry Potter Staycation Package 
Php7,499 nett* 
- 3 DAYS 2 NIGHTS accommodation in a deluxe room 
- 2 tickets to Harry Potter Trick or Treat 
- Buffet breakfast for 2 at the award winning Cafe Eight 
- Wifi access 

* Early bird rate (book from Oct. 4 to 15) 
** Stay dates are from October 28 to 31, 2016 

For inquiries and reservations, please call 863 2222 and look for AJ of Reservations. 

Harry Potter Trick or Treat Crimson School of Witchcraft & Wizardry October 29, 2016 
2PM to 5PM I Grand Ballroom 


1. Magic show and games 
2. Azkaban horror house 
3. The Chamber of Secrets - kids salon featuring face painting, kiddie tattoo and nail art 
4. Half Blood Prince - cookie design booth 
5. Wizard's cotton candy booth 
6. Harry Potter photo booth 
7. Meet & greet with Harry Potter 
8. Harry Potter film showing with unlimited popcorn (conference room) 
9. More best in costume categories 

Php998 (entrance, food and loot bags) 
Ages 2 and below are free of charge (no food and loot bags) 

For inquiries, please contact Yelle of Events at landline 863 2222 local 1204, mobile phone 0998 590 0435 or email at 

Acacia Hotel Manila

Creepy Circus 
October 31, 2016 
11AM to 2:30PM at Grand Acacia Ballroom 
P1,050 Inclusive of parlor games, entertainment, heavy brunch buffet, goodies bags and raffle prizes. 

EDSA Shangri-la Manila 

Spooky Monstercation 
October 30, 2016 
1PM at Lower Lobby P2000 

F1 Hotel Manila 

Pirates and Pixies “Halloween Party on the High Seas” 
October 29, 2016 
10Am - 2PM at Infinity Ballroom 
Regular ticket rate: Php 988 nett per person including brunch. 
*Kids aged two (2) and below are free of charge. 
Adult companions are charged at full ticket price. 
To purchase, go to F All Day Dining Restaurant located at the 3rd level of the hotel from 7AM to 7PM. For inquiries, please call (02) 908-7888.