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I'm not done with my birthday love, folks. Yep. Thanks to Globe GCASH American Express, I'm treating one lucky reader to an online shopping experience!
GCASH is one of Globe Telecom's many services. It allows a GCASH user to pay for purchases and/or send money. It's like mobile banking! I've been a GCASH user for many many years. I buy and sell stuff on eBay and I love to shop online. But I hate hate hate lining up at the bank. So I'm probably one of the very first people who signed up for GCASH!
How GCASH works
GCASH allows my eBay customers to pay easily. They just "text" me money! On my end, I love how easy it is to confirm payment kasi GCASH sends me a text saying so-and-so sent me X amount of cash. The message also tells me the balance of my GCASH wallet. Which is very handy when I want to shop!
A lot of people ask me how I pay for my online purchases. Very easily because of GCASH for local merchants and PayPal for international sites. But now, because of GCASH American Express Virtual Card, I can use my GCASH funds to pay for practically anything in the world!
Why GCASH American Express Virtual Card is so amazing
- It's a prepaid card so it consumes the money you already have in your GCASH wallet. It's not utang!
- You get a valid U.S. address and U.S. phone number courtesy of My Shopping Box! Many times when Vince and I shop (like when we bought an iPad and a Kate Spade bag during mega-sales), our Philippine-issued credit cards are declined. These merchants want to deliver only to U.S. territories. Not a problem anymore!
- It partnered with My Shopping Box, which delivers straight to your doorstep here in the Philippines. Vince and I are Johnny Air clients but we have to pick up our packages from Megamall. It would be really nice to have our purchases show up at our door!
- The annual fee of the virtual card is just P250!!!
- You can shop from many major online merchants! Here are just a few of them:
|Vince will test the card on Playstation and iTunes! |
Watch for it on Third World Nerd!
What I bought with my very own GCASH American Express Virtual Card
As soon as I registered (very quickly!), I bought a Clarisonic Mia Face Cleansing Brush.
Hollywood celebrities like Nina Dobrev, Ashley Greene and Courteney Cox swear by this brush. And I really really really want to try it! But it's not available here. Now, thanks to my new virtual card, I can finally own one!
I can tell you that shopping with the virtual card is soooo easy. Super easy. Uh oh, this can be very bad for me haha. Anyway, I'll give a review on shipping costs and speed of delivery when the Clarisonic arrives. I'm expecting it in 10 days. Countdown starts now!
Let me shop for you with GCASH American Express Virtual Card!
Yes! You read that right! I'm giving one lucky reader PHP7,500 or US$182* worth of beauty products from Beauty.com. That's a LOT especially since I will use it to shop for your prize this coming Black Friday Sale on Nov. 23-25.
Choose from these prizes:
I'm so happy for whoever's going to be the winner!
Okay, there's a lot to do so pay attention!
- You have to be a Globe subscriber. Sorry, sponsor requirement! If you're not yet a Globe user (post-paid and prepaid), now is the time to be one!
- Answer this question in the comments below this post: What item do you want to buy online this coming Black Friday Sale?
- Like my blog's Facebook page.
- Share this on your Facebook update: "Can't wait to buy [item name] online with my GCASH American Express Virtual Card! Thanks, @Topaz Horizon! http://www.globe.com.ph/gcash-amex"
- Follow @FrancesASales.
- Tweet this to your followers: "@FrancesASales Can't wait to buy [item name] online with my GCASH American Express Virtual Card! #gcashamex"
- Plus points if you post this blog post on your Facebook and Twitter!!!
That's a lot of steps but it's also a fabulous prize! GCASH American Express Virtual Card representatives will pick the winner and I'll announce the good news on Nov. 22, next Thursday! So exciting!!! Good luck!
*Maximum amount of prize. Includes shipping costs.