PayMaya: Making Holidays More Fun in the Philippines!

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Calendar check: it's December 23, 2015: crunch time! - It’s that time of the year when everyone’s just so busy with last-minute shopping, parties and of course, holiday vacations.Worry no more! Make your holidays extra special , hassle-free and fun by getting the best deals and one-of-a-kind finds with the most convenient way to shop - through your PayMaya mobile app, the all-in-one digital payments innovation that can give you an instant virtual Visa. Let PayMaya spell out a whole new world of digital commerce and online shopping convenience for you!

Check out how PayMaya can make wonders on your virtual shopping spree!

1. Gift-shopping  
Still completing your holiday shopping? Everyone’s looking for unique gifts they can buy for their loved ones, and there’s no better place to look than online shopping sites. Shopping online also allows you to access online-exclusive fashionable clothes from websites like ZALORA, various goods from and limited edition beauty products from Beauty MNL. The things you can buy will be unlike the things you’ll find going to the mall, and are guaranteed to make your loved ones smile.

2. Staycations
For people looking for unique experiences, PayMaya partnered with Airbnb to give a promo to PayMaya users so they can book unique accommodations around the world. Up to December 31, PayMaya users can enjoy P1,500 discount (for minimum P4,500 booking cost) on their first Airbnb stay by just using the promo code PAYMAYA + first 6 digits of PayMaya card upon checkout to enjoy the discount. With Airbnb, you can book beautiful and inspirational spaces that deviate from the regular hotel bookings that people usually resort to: from entire houses, to cozy lofts, even castles and villas.
Meanwhile, if you’re not going out for the holidays, you can use your PayMaya Visa card for exclusive dining discounts at the Sofitel Philippine Plaza. Visa often offers exclusive-only promos all year round, and as a partner of Visa, PayMaya users have the special privilege to avail of discounts at hotels and other restaurants just by using their PayMaya Visa.
3. Food deliveries
You can spice up your salu-salos and order Japanese, Korean, Greek, Spanish, and plenty of other cuisines from over 1000+ restaurants by ordering from foodpanda. Customers get P200 off their order by using the code: NOCHEBUENA.
4. Music, movies, books and so much more!
The holidays are a time for rest and celebration of thanksgiving with family and friends, and there’s no better way to do this than with music, movies, and books. To start off, you can get
get Spotify Premium with PayMaya so you can listen to your favorite artists offline non-stop, with no ads, just music. First time Spotify Premium users can get Spotify Premium for just P9.00 for 3 months.
Going out to watch a movie? If you don’t want to wait in line, especially for the new Star Wars movie, you can reserve tickets online with your PayMaya Visa at SM Cinema, Robinson’s Movie World, and SureSeats for Ayala malls.
Meanwhile, for all the book lovers who want to tuck themselves in with a good book and a cup of hot chocolate, they can use their PayMaya to purchase books for themselves or friends at Amazon with a 30% discount off the regular price, with a maximum discount being $10. To avail the offer, customers will simply have to type in the promo code HOLIDAY30 while checking out the item.
5.  Buy and send load - as a gift!
It’s a heavy call and text season, when we’re all busy sending well wishes to everyone. As a special treat, PayMaya is giving an 8% discount off Smart load packages. PayMaya users can either buy Smart load packages for themselves or better yet, send the load as a gift for loved ones this Christmas. Share the love!
6. Last minute traveling
Thinking of some last minute get-away for the holidays? You can easily book a flight around the world with Philippine Airlines using your PayMaya Visa. All the seat sales will be popping up this season so make sure to keep a watchful eye out!

All these and more? With PayMaya, #NowYouCan !

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Fireworks and Up Dharma Down on SMGS' Grand Year-End Party!

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The 2nd Pyrotechnics Competition in General Santos City has just concluded but SM General Santos wants to bring you more! End the year with a bang with Up Dharma Down on SM's grand Year-End Party on December 30, 7pm at The Roof Deck. Enjoy the spectacular splash of colors in the sky with their grand fireworks display.

Up Dharma Down is a Filipino pop-rock band who was nominated as the Coolest Band in Yahoo! OMG Awards in 2011. One of their famous songs is “Tadhana” which was the theme song of the blockbuster movie, “That Thing Called Tadhana”. Their electric music was enough to be featured in the July 2007 issue of Time Magazine.

To jam up close with the renowned band, just simply avail a VIP pass through a single receipt purchase of P1000 at any SM City General Santos mall tenant plus 1 pair of SM Cares Bears of Joy available at the Mall Atrium. Avail now as the VIP seats are limited to the first 500 customers only.

Bring the whole family to an absolutely year-end bash!  Get entertained with the world-class voice, witness the magical fireworks display and enjoy the get-together dining at The Roof deck! 
Let SM fill you with an awesome serving of beautiful fireworks across the Gensan Skyscape! See you there! Happy Holidays, Generals!

SM Mindanao Malls go Extra Mile for ChriSMiles

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December 16 marks this year's "ChriSMiles" Project of the Employees of SM malls across Mindanao . “ChriSMiles” is an initiative of the SM Supermalls’ human resources department which encourages its employees to make people smile this Christmas. Participation of mall employees are through cash or donation in kind, as well as share their time in various activities for their identified community beneficiaries.

Over 200 underprivileged children in SM Mindanao Malls will be treated to a fun-filled day and the most wonderful holiday season they deserve.

SM City Davao will accommodate 57 kids from Isla Swerte Day Care Center which they adopted from Brigada Eskwela last June. The kids will have a fun morning at the mall with a short program showcasing the talents of the kids, mascot interaction, fun games, gift-giving and sharing a meal with the mall administration employees. The children will be toured around the mall and will get to ride the mall’s kiddie facilities for free- cartoon mill, mall train and the carousel.

In SM City General Santos, 50 children from different sectors including St. Agnes Orphanage, kids of agency personnel, Substitute Home for Girls and Gensan Center for Boys will be delighted for mall rides, gifts and snacks. Adding to the kids’ delight will be the appearance and the dance number of the well-loved mascot, Hamburglar.

ChriSMiles beneficiaries with SM City General Santos 
employees met McDonalds’mascot, Hamburglar 

SM Lanang Premier have chosen 67 children from their agency personnel. Their program includes parlor games, mascot appearance and giving of presents at SMX Lobby. 
ChriSMiles beneficiaries had fun with an activity prepared by SM Lanang Premier empoyees last year.

Meanwhile, SM City Cagayan de Oro will grant 50 smiles for 50 excited children with 50 wonderful moments they will create from 50 generous employees who will get the chance to make a difference in the lives of their chosen beneficiaries.

Kids from DSWD Reception and Study Center and DSWD Haven for Women Dependents enjoyed a fun-filled day SM City Cagayan de Oro last ChriSMiles 2014 

This ChriSMiles project is being implemented simultaneously in all SM Supermalls. For the past years, this has brought smiles for thousands of Filipinos this Christmas and will continue every year hereafter- a tradition of giving to the communities.