Surprise Date with Globe Rewards
Posted by Jonel Uy on September 12, 2013
My wife and I have an SM Prestige Card, a Suki Card, a Robinsons Privilege Card, and some more. Needless to say, we are discount cards aficionados.
On the other hand, I hate carrying multiple cards in my wallet so wifey is the one in-charge of keeping and bringing them whenever we go out. So imagine the relief we had with the card-less Globe MyRewards mobile rewards system which is inherently associated with my Globe prepaid sim.
While the other rewards cards gives you benefits from its own products, Globe Rewards lets you use your accumulated points to purchase goods with other merchants.
A Date with Globe MyRewards
In our monthly household budget, it’s the wifey who handles the food and transportation budget. I just get a minimal ‘allowance‘ for my work-related food and transportation cost. So whenever we are together, she is the one who pays the bills for our food and public transportation. Purchasing a car though is still on the pipeline a few years down the road.
In one of our trips to the SM Mall of Asia, I surprised my lovely wife when I offered to shoulder our merienda (snack) at a branch of Wendy’s Hamburgers. So she left me with her order at the counter while she goes to one of the dining tables to reserve our spot.
Without her realizing it, I used the Globe Rewards Points I have accumulated over time from every load. It was easy to use since redeeming the rewards is as instant as if it’s cash! Remember that each rewards point is equivalent to Php1.00.
Globe Rewards Points
I ordered her favorite Shrimp Sandwich combo (P149) while I got the Bacon Cheese Burger Combo (P125). And since we both love Wendy’s Frosty, I added two 6oz cups for each of our orders with an additional P25 per order.
First, I sent an SMS with the keyword “BAL” to 4438 to check my Globe rewards points balance. I proceeded with our orders at the Wendy’s counter. After the cashier totaled our bill (which exceeded the 50 points minimum), I sent an SMS to 4438 again this time with the format:
As simple as that, the crew verified the transaction on their phone and viola – I’m done!
Globe MyRewards Partner Merchants
Furthermore, Globe’s partner merchants also include Figaro and KFC branches nationwide! Non-food partners include Rose Pharmacy, Bench, Enchanted Kingdom, Ayala Cinemas, Sunglass Hut, and Petron. You can even have your PAL Mabuhay Miles converted into Globe Rewards and vice-versa! Know more about Globe Rewards Points at http://rewards.globe.com.ph/.
I later on revealed the ‘secret transaction’ to my wife. She was not surprised, amused nonetheless, since she also knows about the Globe Rewards Points. She’a a Globe subscriber herself, and postpaid at that! :p
How about you? Have you had any Globe MyRewards experiences? Share it at the comment section below.
About the Author
Jonel Uy is the Chief Creative of GadgetGambit.com. Hailing from UP Diliman with a degree in Computer Science, he is also the Managing Director of Blogger Circles Inc. engaging and amplifying social media campaigns for brands. On Mondays, he teaches information technology classes at a local college.