Thursday, March 29, 2012

Yuga Deals

Yuga Deals is a group buying site for gadgets and other techie things.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Deal Dozen

Another promising group buying site is Deal Dozen.

You don't need to buy a dozen vouchers to avail of the deal. And there's even a freebie deal, great isn't it?

Monday, March 26, 2012

Manila Oceanarium Summer Promo

I haven't been to Manila Oceanarium so I thought of going there (and the Mind Museum) with my nephew on the first week of April. We are both Science geeks and I'm sure he'll gonna enjoy it as much as I would. I want to instill on his mind (and keep that enthusiasm burning) the wonders of Science and nature. Until now Science never fails to amaze me. 

I was looking at the prices and saw these promo packages. I'm thinking of getting Package D with the entrance to Oceanarium, Penguin Exhibit and Musical Fountain. Maybe the Package B is too much for an activity for the day though it's the best offer.

Sunday, March 25, 2012


I've been hooked into group buying sites lately and I was shocked that there's a lot. Another one is cuponz but it's a turn off when these sites require sign ups first before you could see their deals. I do register when I purchase deals (it's a requirement), but I don't want to sign up to every single group buying sites because some were just ___ (fill in the blank type).

I was able to view their recent deals.

Did I register? Nah, there isn't much to see anyway.

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Citibank Exclusive Sale

For Citibank credit and debit cardholders, avail of great discounts on designer clothes, accessories and other items.

March 30 & 31, 2012
10am to 10 pm
Dubai World Trade Center
Hall No. 5

Friday, March 23, 2012

Deal Grocer: Bistro Filipino

I bought this Exquisite 4-Course Lunch at Bistro Filipino for 4 pax. I'm meeting my college friends on April 5 and I'm sure they wouldn't mind dining here.

A reservation is needed so I asked a friend to book it for us. I'll keep you guys updated on our experience both with Deal Grocer and Bistro Filipino.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Halo Halo Deals

As the name suggests it means mixed deals but there isn't much deals to choose from.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Metrodeal deals

I've been hearing good and bad experiences on Metrodeal, but I think it depends on their partner company and not the group buying site. But then again I might be wrong.

Monday, March 19, 2012

Pakyaw deals

Another group buying site in the Philippines.

Pakyaw means wholesale buying or hoarding.

I guess this site is fairly new as they have limited deals offered and most of their pages shows this pix (more deals coming soon!).

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Beeconomic deal: Guilly's Island Boracay

Groupon Philippines

I was browsing and saw this deal for Guilly's Island Boracay and clicked the buy button.

After several attempts on payment (I guess because I registered a Philippines address and my CCs are billed here in Dubai), I finally was able to purchase 2 vouchers worth P3000 for only P1200! 

I used my Paypal account to pay with a registered CC (i don't have PP balance).

Now I have to do the reservations, they didn't specify that it's not valid on Holidays because we are on Boracay during Holy Week. I'm crossing my fingers not to have any problems on claiming the deal. 

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Hump Day $50 Giveaway 03/14

Another round of Hump Day $50 giveaway! Games Gadgets Galore and Shop Crazy Me needs your FB likes...

Hump Day $50 Giveaway

Thanks to the 30 wonderful bloggers listed below, it's time for Hump Day $50 Giveaway once again. This week's task is for Facebook Page likes which is super easy to do. Feel free to visit all the wonderful blogs below once you're done entering the giveaway. You can log on to Rafflecopter via your Facebook account, or your name and email (just make sure you're Facebook is opened so you can easily like the pages).

Once you've liked ALL the pages (page to be opened through the Rafflecopter form), leave your Facebook Profile Name (not a Business/Blog Page) on the space provided for Extra Info after doing the task so we can verify your entry. It would be best if you enable us to see the pages that you liked in your info tab so we can announce the winner ASAP.

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Friday, March 9, 2012

Clever Buy deals

Since I already started dissecting group buying sites, here's another one from the Philippines.

Be Clever! Pay Less.

How it works

Most of their deals are vacation packages which I wanted but got no time. I'll check later for other items.

Friday, March 2, 2012

CashCashPinoy Deals

One of the group buying sites in the Philippines.

CashCashPinoy offers the most tempting deals (IMO) ranging from food and drinks, wellness and beauty, vacation and travel, liesure and lifestyle, fashion and clothing, etc.

How it works?

I said tempting because I really want to get these deals

P395 for P700 worth of food at Elias (tempting foods!)

P777 for Retro Pop Handset (I gotta have this!)

P2499 for overnight stay at Chateau Royale, Tagaytay for 4 pax
(I want but need to confirm might conflict with our Boracay trip)

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Group Buying: Deal or No Deal?

I am aware of group buying sites but never really took much interest into it. That is until recently. I had couple of friends, one in Philippines and another here in Dubai whom shared good deals that they got through those sites.

So I registered in a few like Groupon and Cobone here in Dubai. I bought one Groupon voucher for an Indian restaurant, although the food was great I didn't like the initial discussion with the restaurant staff. He was insisting that the voucher worth 100 AED was to be consumed by one person. We were 3 pax and even a 4th person can still share with the food we later ordered. I couldn't blame Groupon for the not so good experience, maybe the restaurant staff was just ignorant of the deal itself (I convinced myself that's the case). Still that was my first and last experience as of date. 

But by next week, my friend got us another deal this time from Cobone and will be sharing our yatch experience later on.

Now I am checking deals offered in the Philippines for my coming vacation this April. Alas, I found a lot of sites offering various deals from food, travel, relaxation, stuffs, etc. I also read negative feedback on some.

So which is a good deal and a bad deal?