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Lifestyle Buzz: Brands Making Contactless Shopping A Lot Easier!

Lifestyle Buzz: Brands Making Contactless Shopping A Lot Easier!

The global pandemic has contributed to the steady shift in the way people shop and transact. Now, over cash, more consumers are choosing to pay for things and services digitally—either through the traditional debit and credit cards or digital mobile wallets.

And because many other establishments want to ensure their customers' health and safety, consumers are slowly shifting to the cashless lifestyle, too. Check out the list of brands already on this new normal!

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Miss going to Forever 21? The wait is finally over as they re-open some of their retail stores. For those still hesitant to go out, there are two other ways you can shop from Forever 21: Lazada online store or thru their Call to Deliver service! Just visit their Facebook page and browse through the catalog, and call the customer service number or the nearest branch!

With more people allowed to head out to work, buy their daily needs, or even dine in restaurants, practicing hygiene and safety in virtually anything has become paramount. PayMaya, for one,  understands the need for contactless payments through its QR feature. It's its way to help lessen the risk of transmitting the virus through cash-handling. Pay using PayMaya QR at supermarkets, drugstores, gas stations, and restaurants—deals also await once logged in!

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7-Eleven is celebrating its birthday this July with huge discounts and promos on grocery items. From July 1-14, snacks, soaps, deodorant, detergents, batteries, and other select essentials will be at 30% off!  And on July 7-11, with a play on its name, get bigger discounts at 50% off! It also has some free (signature) treats—a free 12oz. Gulp for every purchase of 1pc. Crunch Time Fried Chicken from July 9 to 11, or a free 1 pc. Fried Chicken for every purchase of 1 Crunch Time Crunch Carrier of 6 pcs. chicken from July 6 to 11! 7-Eleven values health and safety, and thus offers a cashless payment method via CLiQQ app or GCash.

In celebration of National Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Month, the Metro Retail Stores Group, Inc. (MRSGI) in partnership with Vicsal Foundation Inc. (VFI) is holding the first Virtual Metro Community Bazaar from July 6 to 31, 2020. Frank Gaisano, MRSGI Chairman and CEO said of the event, “We invite our shoppers to take part in this continuing cycle of malasakit by supporting CSR brands that help uplift fellow Filipinos.” Find food and lifestyle merch from select social enterprise brands on the Virtual Metro Community Bazaar site and The Metro Stores' Facebook page

Just when everyone thinks Lazada stopped with its monthly promos (its newest one: another Bounce Back Sale this July 15!), there's more. The platform is now a place, too, to book workout sessions, salon appointments, purchase insurance, and more. "With the shift in consumer behavior, Lazada has expanded its product offerings through onboarding car and motorcycle brands, insurance providers, and other service providers making it easier and convenient for Pinoys to get a hold of what they want and need while staying indoors,” said Lazada Philippines’ Chief Operating Officer Carlos Barrera of this shift.

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