Monday, June 13, 2016

SM Supermalls and Krispy Kreme Doughnuts & Coffee are teaming up for the biggest free doughnut treat!

Hey guys!

Happy Monday! I just want to share something awesome to you guys, if you love shopping and donuts as much as I do, you'll definitely like this news! ;)

SM Supermalls is bringing back its Download Win in-app mobile game and sweetening the deal by giving away Original Glazed® Krispy Kreme doughnuts each to 100 unique SM Supermalls mobile app registered users every day from April 30 to June 30, 2016. How’s that for a tasty treat?

Embedded within the SM Supermalls Mobile App, “Download & Win” was the first digital scratch card promotion in the country. Its launch during SM Supermalls’ 30th Anniversary was marked with the giving away of exciting prizes such as free mobile data, free Spotify, Facebook, Games, Unli-Call and Unli Text every day for the entire month of March.

The celebration resumes this month with a shower of doughnuts! And joining can’t be simpler – just download the mobile app and get a chance to win.

Upon signing up in the SM Supermalls mobile app, you will receive a digital scratch card on the app. Scratch off the gray area to find out if you won. Get another shot of winning the next day until the end of the promo period. With some good luck and the daily habit of checking the app, you’ll be closer to sinking your teeth into those crave-able doughnut treats for free. 

The SM Supermalls Mobile App is free on Google Play Store and Apple App Store. It is loaded with other features that let you plan your shopping even before you get to the mall. A unique feature of the app is the Feed section that highlights the latest store offerings, discounts and promos, services, as well as movies and events in SM malls nationwide. It also has the Mall Directory that provides a complete list of establishments in the malls while the Mall Map shows the exact location of all stores and mall facilities. To keep up to date on what’s new, visit SM Supermalls website or follow them on FacebookTwitterInstagramViber Public Chat, and Snapchat.

And that's it! Isn't it awesome? I'll definitely download the App and try my luck too! ;)

'till next time!

Paula ;)

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Sun Life Financial: A Way Towards Financial Independence

Hey guys!

Happy Wednesday!

I'm currently in my 20's, and one of my biggest concerns in life right now is how will I be able to be financially independent, saving up a specific amount of money in a specific amount of time is quite hard specially when you're a shopaholic like me.

Good thing I discovered that there are lots of ways to become financially independent at Sun Life's "Ri5e Towards Money 4 Life" event held last June 1, 2016 at Makati, Shangri-La Hotel.

Sun Life of Canada (Philippines), Inc., the top-ranked and longest-standing life insurance company in the Philippines aims to serve five million clients by year 2020 under its new five-year growth plan dubbed "Rise PH"

"Rise PH" champions financial inclusion in the Philippines, where only a small percentage of the whole population utilizes financial products such as insurance and investments. "Despite the bright prospects that the country's economy has, prosperity still hasn't trickled down to the more disadvantaged sectors of society. We have to address this," Sun Life President and CEO Riza Mantaring said. "Sun Life would like to see more Filipinos looking forward to a brighter future and the whole country rising to greater heights. We would like to start by targeting five million clients in five years. 

While it may seem like an ambitious goal, Mantaring belives that it's best to set the targets high. "At Sun Life, we always dare to dream big - more so if the stakes are high. This is the country's future we're talking about, after all," she explained. "Setting high targets will push us to do more, and will allow us to make a greater contribution to our country's future."

In order to reach the company's goals, several initiatives will be launched under "Rise PH". These initiatives will have Sun Life reaching out to a broader market, further boosting its financial literacy advocacy, and expanding its reach nationwide.

Financial Independence Month

The initial set of initiatives will be launched this June, which Sun Life has declared as "Financial Independence Month." This includes the cooperation with 8990 Holdings, Inc., one of the top mass housing developers in the country, for efforts to promote financial literacy.

Another initiative is Money for Life, a comprehensive, customizable financial planning program that will ensure that a client will have sufficient funds for every stage of his life.

To help inspire the public to create their own Money for Life plan with a financial advisor, Sun Life created a 360-degree virtual reality (VR) video, transporting them to different scenarios based on their chosen life stage. This will enable the viewer to live the dream for a minuite and be encouraged to start planning for their future through Money for Life and Sun Life's life insurance and investment products.

Viewable with a VR headset, the video can be experienced in a customized bus called "Bus to the Future," which will be makibg its way to different malls and campuses nationwide.
Among the stops are:
Bonifacio Global City High Street - June 11
Eastwood - June 19
SM City Cebu - June 25
and Solenad, Nuvali - July 2.

Meanwhile, to ensure that the youth will also be inspired early to save and invest, the "Bus to the Future" will also park at the ff schools:
Mapua Institute of Technology - June 2
Ateneo Graduate School of Business - June 12
De La Salle University - June 16
University of the Philippines Diliman - June 17
San Sebatian College - June 20
University of San Carlod Cebu - June 24
Lyceum of the Philippines University Manila - June 29
and UP Los Banos - June 30.
In all of these stops, Sun Life financial advisors will also be on hand to accomodate inquiries.

Of course I was able to experince viewing the VR Video at the Bus to the Future.

For those who will not be able to visit the "Bus to the Future" stops will still get a boost in theif financial journey with the Money for Life e-Planner. They simply have to go to and they can immediately start their financial planning, get product recommendations, and even buy mutual funds from Sun Life Asset Management Co., Inc

"Financial Independence Month" is now on its third year of highlighting the national importance of financiak preparednesa among Filipinos. "This June marks a new beginning as Sun Life embraces its goal of serving five million clients in five years," Mantaring said. "We are very much excited about the possibilities, and we look forward to helping our country rise to reach its full potential."

And that's it for today!

If you want to know more about Sun Life Financial, you can visit their SNS accounts;
IG, FB, Twitter and YT: SunLifePH

'till next time!

Paula ;)

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

SM Stationery's Art Fest Leg 2 Starts today at SM City North Edsa!

Hey guys!

Calling all my fellow art and crafts lovers / enthusiasts out there! SM Stationery's Art Fest's 2nd Leg will start today at SM City North Edsa, the first leg was held last April 13-17 at Mega Fashion hall. Unfortunately, I wasn't able to join any of the fun activities last time because I was out of town, that's why I'm really happy when I learned that the 2nd leg will be happening at SM City North Edsa, which is 20 minutes away from where I live, yay!

Interested in any of the scheduled activities / workshops (listed on the photos below) that will happen at the Art Fest? Details on how you can join are down below. ;)

Here's how you can join:

1.) SM Stationery's Art Festival will happen from June 2-5, 2016 at The Block Atrium.
2.) Here is the list of participating brands/booths;
Fuji, Faber Castle & Dong-A, Simbalion, IFEX Fine Paper, M&G Pens, Titus Pens, and Pilot.
3.) A minimum single purchase receipt worth Php300 from one brand/booth at The Block Atrium within the mentioned duration of the event qualifies you to any of the scheduled workshop(please see photo below) for free!
Also, purchases made at the SM Stationery area in the block atrium qualifies you to join one workshop of your choice.
4.) To register for the workshop/s, simply present your proof of purchase/receipt at the registration area anytime from June 3-5.
5.) Your receipt will be stampedwith the title of the corresponding workshop you are qualified for, and your name will be logged on the registration form. NOTE that ONLY the FIRST 120 REGISTRANTS for every workshop schedule will be accomodated.
6.) On the day of the workshop, please present the stamped receipt at the registration area as your entry pass.
7.) A colored sticker will be placed on the shirt of the participant for identification.

And that's it! I will be attending either on June 4 or June 5, I'm really interested on the Calligraphy workshop and I'm definitely attending the Watercolor Painting workshop, because if you're following my other blog,, you would know that I'm good at using acrylic paint, but watercolor is one of my enemies, and I want to change that! hehe.

Hope I could meet some of you guys there!

To know more about SM Stationery, please visit their SNS accounts;
IG and Twitter: @smstationery

'till next time!

Paula ;)