How to Ace Your Holiday Shopping Game and Save Big

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One of the best parts of the holiday szn is shopping for gifts. It’s fulfilling to buy presents for our loved ones, especially when we know it’s something they want or will enjoy. While the holidays are all about giving, the hustle and bustle of crowded malls and the looming threat of breaking the bank can turn your shopping spree into a stressful affair. Fear not! We’ve got the ultimate sulit shopping hacks that will not only save you from the holiday hassle but also keep your spending at bay.

Plan your attack

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The saying “bahala na si Batman” won’t cut it this Christmas. Take charge by making a list of who you want to give gifts to and check it twice. While giving gifts should be done freely, it’s best to think things through if you want to save this holiday season. Dasurv ba nila? Another helpful tip is to set a spending limit. After all, it’s the thought that counts!

For a truly big brain move, you may even suggest an exchange gift or a white elephant for your next get-together, so you only need to get one present—a win-win for your wallet and your friends’ joy.

Explore shopping online

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Say goodbye to chaotic mall scenes and embrace the wonders of shopping online. No need to brave the traffic or navigate through jam-packed aisles to complete your shopping list. Simply open your favorite shopping app or online store, add to cart, and wait for the delivery. You can also use vouchers and wait for occasions like the upcoming 12.12 sale for even bigger discounts.

Go holiday shopping using Maya!


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The last-minute shopping rush before Noche Buena can turn ATMs into war zones. Avoid the chaos by going cashless and paying with Maya. No need to carry cash or waste time in ATM lines. Plus, enjoy exclusive perks—get up to P5,000 cashback and a chance to win an iPhone 15 when you shop at select merchants. Imagine saying “yes” to budol for your loved ones and earning cashback at the same time!

What’s more? For every transaction, you’re not just spending, you’re also supercharging your savings! Enjoy up to 15% interest p.a. on your savings, making every buy a savvy financial move.

Check out festive thrills at bazaars

If you prefer shopping in stores, visit some of the city’s most captivating Christmas bazaars powered by Maya. Get ready to dive into a world of holiday cheer at events like the Noel Bazaar, World Bazaar Festival, Mega Brand and Lifestyle Sale, and BrickConPH 2023. These bazaars will sure give you unforgettable shopping experiences that will make your heart (and wallet!) happy.

There are a lot of perks when you use Maya for your transactions! Maya is definitely everything and a bank. What more could you need? Download Maya on the App Store, Google Play, or the AppGallery.

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