gcash american express virtual card review + canon digicam giveaway
I presume you all know what GCash is?
For those living under a rock (:P, JK!), GCash is the best and most convenient way to shop online.
GCash turns your mobile into a virtual wallet which you can use to pay for online purchases, bills, top up your epass and send load to your loved ones.
In other words, no more long, annoying bank lines.
I have been happily using GCash since Globe first came out with it in the early 2000s (am I right?)
Their service has been flawless and I never thought of any way they could improve it.
Much to my delight, their imagination is a lot more broad and innovative than mine...
First, they came out with this nifty app that tracks all your transactions and makes it a lot easier to send payment without having to remember all those codes and numbers...here's a screencap of mine:
Second, and definitely my most absolute favorite new feature is their latest partnership with American Express!!!
Introducing the new GCASH American Express Virtual Card!
What is the GCASH Amex Card? How Does it Work?
The GCash Amex Card is a prepaid virtual card linked to your GCash Wallet which means you can practically shop any online site abroad as long as they cater to American Express Cards...that's like 99% of all the wonderful shopping .coms out there.
Now you can take advantage of all the wonderful annual sales abroad (hello, labor day sale, end of season sales, etc) without having to wait or ask a favor from a friend or relative living abroad.
Most importantly, availing a GCash American Express Card automatically assigns you your very own US postal address and phone number which you can use as your billing address when shopping international sites.
Normally, you would have to pay an additional fee for a service such as that (which usually costs around $25/P1000) but since Globe partnered with My Shopping Box, you no longer have to pay separate subscription fees. All you have to do is apply for a GCash Amex Card for only P25/month, P140/6 months, or P250/year to avail of the free service.
International Shipping Problems....
Spell CUSTOMS. Sad but true. Most of us have had a bad experience or two picking up our packages from the post office and getting slapped with a hefty tax fee that sometimes even exceeds the cost of our actual purchase. Nonsense right?
Shopping with GCash Amex totally obliterates a possible customs official confrontation by partnering with My Shopping Box to handle all our shipping requirements.
How is this possible? For a very affordable shipping fee (one of the lowest, if not the lowest I have ever encoutered), My Shopping Box will deliver your purchases straight to your Philippine home address. No need to pick it up in their office or the post office.
SOLD? To apply for your very own GCash American Express Card, all you have to do is visit the official GCash Amex site and apply. No statement of accounts required, all you need is a Globe number registered to GCash (no gcash? download the GCash app in the appstore or visit their site for the registration codes/process).
So wonderful is this new service that I had to try it out myself, naturally! :P
I went shopping at the ZARA US site because there were some things I missed out on while they were still in stock in the PI. I couldn't get over not having my size available here anymore so I scoured the web for this beautiful sequin bomber jacket and ponyhair leopard print pumps in my size.
Yay, these investment pieces (in my opinion) will be delivered straight to my doorstep within 10-12 days!
And speaking of sales, the highly anticipated Black Friday Sale is upon us!
And luckily, while browsing, I discovered that Amazon.com is holding a Black Friday Deals week where you can take advatage of an early black friday sale. Not one to resist great deals, I decided to make the most out of it and go shopping for you guys.
Instead of buying something fashion-related for my giveaway, I decided to go with a Canon digicam.
I just recently bought a new Canon for myself and I am sooo happy with it, I want you guys to experience the beauty of Canons for yourself as well.
Also, with the holiday season plus endless parties fast approaching, I figured a new digicam would come in handy.
That, and its unisex. :P
This brand spanking new camera will be arriving in about 2 weeks and I am soooo excited to give it away to one lucky reader!
To enter my GCash American Express X Canon Digicam giveaway, just follow these simple steps:
- You must be a Globe Prepaid/Postpaid subscriber.
- You must follow my blog publicly through GFC (google friend connect)
- LIKE Ms. Eggplant's Chronicles on Facebook
- FOLLOW Me on Twitter
- Publicly share this giveaway on your Facebook profiles with this sentence: "Hassle Free International Shopping with GCash American Express Virtual Card! Join @Ms. Eggplant's Chronicles X GCash Amex Canon Digicam Giveaway here: (link to this post)" (make sure to properly tag me so I can see)
- Tweet: Can't wait to shop (insert any online international shopping site) with my GCash American Express Virtual Card and win a Canon digicam from @sarahtirona (link to this post) #GCashAmex example: "Cant wait to shop at Sephora with my GCash American Express Card and win a Canon digicam from @sarahtirona! #GCashAmex (+link to this post)
- Answer this question: What item do you want to buy online this coming Black Friday Sale and why?
- Leave a comment on this post with your name, email ad, link to facebook post, link to tweet, answer to the question.
Mechanics are a bit long but I promise it's worth it. Hope you all like what I shopped for you.
Giveaway will end on November 27.
The winner will be chosen by myself and the Globe Gcash Team so make sure you follow all the mechanics properly and give your best answer.
I will announce the winner on my birthday, November 30, 2012
Good luck everyone, thanks for reading and advanced Merry Christmas!!!