Actress and social media personality Alex Gonzaga may be one of today’s hottest celebrities; but when it comes to online shopping, she’s just like everyone else—always on the hunt for the best deals!
As the newest Shopee Princess and Filipinos’ Payday Sale shopping buddy, Alex Gonzaga shares her tipid and sulit tips just in time for akinse. Here are some of Alex’s shopping hacks to help you maximize your sweldo at the 5.15 Payday Sale this May 15.
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5. “‘Pag sumweldo ka na, deposit mo muna. Tsaka ka lang mag-withdraw. ‘Wag mo i-spend ang money na wala pa sa’yo.“
[Rough translation: When you get your salary, deposit it first, and then withdraw it. Don’t spend money that you don’t have yet.]
The first thing Alex does when she gets her paycheck? She deposits all that hard-earned money into her bank account. Only then does she withdraw cash to buy essentials and pay bills. This way, she gets to budget her income and control her finances better.
4. “‘Pag may gusto ka, ‘wag mo binibili agad. Pag-isipan mo muna 3,000 times!”
[Rough translation: When you see something you like, don’t buy it right away. Think about it 3,000 times first.]
Like the best of us, Alex used to be prone to impulsive purchases. However, her husband taught her to mull things over before checking out her shopping cart. Here’s a handy trick from Alex: add the products you’re eyeing to your cart and leave them there for a few weeks. If you still want them after that long, go ahead and check them out.
3. “Don’t live grandiosely. ‘Wag mong sanayin ang sarili mo na luxurious all the time.”
[Rough translation: Don’t live grandiosely. Don’t get used to luxury all the time.]
It’s perfectly fine to treat yourself from time to time; but for Alex, it’s also important to stay practical. Her dad frequently reminds her that life will not always be as full of blessings and she needs to save some for a rainy day.
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2. “Before a sale, add to cart niyo na ‘yung namamatahan niyo. Pagpatak ng 12, check out na!”
[Rough translation: Before a sale, add the items you are eyeing to your cart. When it hits midnight, it’s time to check out!]
Pro tip from Alex: Two days ahead of a big sale, add all of the items you’re planning on buying to your shopping cart. Picking them out during the sale itself can get stressful, especially when other shoppers beat you to in-demand items. You don’t want that awesome deal to get sold out just as you’re adding them to your cart!
1. “Andaming good deals on Shopee. You always have to check kung ano ‘yung deals. I-maximize mo ‘yung pagiging user of the app.”
[Rough translation: There are so many good deals on Shopee. You always have to check what the deals are. Maximize being a user of the app.]
Users can avail plenty of big discounts on Shopee; but for even more deals, Alex advises shoppers to explore the app and always check their notifications. Alex herself recently discovered a big money-saver on Shopee: ₱1 restaurant vouchers! Shoppers can also enjoy other amazing promos such as free shipping vouchers, cashback, free coins, and more on the app.
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