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It’s that time of the year when thinking of what to get everyone for Christmas can get frustrating, especially now that the pandemic has made it hard to roam around shopping centers unlike before.

The solution lies in online shopping — and here are some of the best reasons to shop now, when discounts and freebies abound during the much-awaited 10.10 sales.

Shop & Pay is a one-stop shop for all of Globe’s essential products and services.

Globe launches Shop & Pay
With the resurgence of Covid-19 cases, customers are looking for an alternative, safe and convenient way to do their transactions in the new normal.

Globe continues to elevate customer experience while upholding safety with Shop & Pay, a new store concept that combines traditional brick-and-mortar with a digital retail format.

The hybrid store is a one-stop shop for all of Globe’s essential products and services. It will help address customer hesitancy to visit and transact in physical stores.

Customers can use a digital touchscreen display in purchasing products and availing services. QR codes can be scanned that will lead to online shops for payment and delivery requests.

The digital displays also educate customers of available digital channels such as GlobeOne, GCash and Globe At Home.

This initiative is part of Globe’s commitment to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDG), specifically UN SDG No. 9 that emphasizes the roles of infrastructure and innovation as crucial drivers of economic growth and development.

Cole Haan Grandpro Rally Laser Cut Sneaker.

Seiko 5 SNZF15K1. / photographs courtesy of sm

October is super month at SM
SM celebrates the birth month of its founder Henry Sy Sr. this October with Super Month, a month-long festivity filled with special treats, amazing deals and super experiences.

Shop at SM until 9 October and get a P100 super cashback voucher with a minimum P1,000
single-receipt purchase.

On 10 October, SMAC cardholders will be entitled to an extra 10-percent off with a minimum P3,000 single-receipt purchase.

A highlight of the Super Month is the Founder’s Weekend from 15 to 17 October.

Shoppers can enjoy supersized deals at The SM Store with the very first Super Shoes Day on 15 October. Discounts can be enjoyed on top shoe brands across all branches nationwide.

The Founder’s Weekend also features a Super Sale, a BDO-MasterCard Rebate and bank and e-wallet promos.

The SM Store’s Super Deal of the Day with daily deals from 19 to 28 October on essentials and extras.

SM also commemorates tireless Super Riders as a way to give back.

Customers can upload a selfie with their super delivery rider for a chance to win a Suzuki Skydrive Sport Motorcycle for the rider and P10,000 SM shopping money for the customer. SM Super Riders is ongoing until 17 October.

Bea Alonzo joins Hyun Bin as LazMall’s ambassador.

Bea Alonzo joins Lazada for 10.10 sale
Lazada takes its next mega campaign to new heights with its LazMall 10.10 Big Brands Sale.

On its turf is Kapuso star Bea Alonzo as Lazada’s newest brand ambassador. She headlines the mega sale happening from 10 to 14 October, with a mission to elevate shopper experience through LazMall.

Her participation alongside Crash Landing On You star Hyun Bin unveils 10.10 deals and exclusive offers such as 10-percent cashback, 100-percent Legit or get 2x money back guarantee, free shipping vouchers, 30-day returns, Lazada Bonus Discount Vouchers where shoppers can get P50 off for every P500 spend, up to 90-percent off on the best authentic brands, and special premium offers from LazMall Prestige Flagship Stores like Jo Malone, NARS, Lanvin, Narciso Rodriguez and more.

Joining the celebration are Lazada Ambassadors Kathryn Bernardo, Alden Richards, Maine Mendoza and Mimiyuuuh.

Shein celebrates its 13th birthday with an all-out anniversary sale from 4 to 10 October. / photograph courtesy of Shein

Shein showcases five Filipino designers for 13th birthday sale
Global fashion retailer Shein is celebrating its 13th birthday with an all-out anniversary sale from 4 to 10 October.

With up to 80-percent off on selected designs, the Shein anniversary sale will also include collections by five Filipino designers who were part of SHEIN X, the brand’s global design incubator program.

They are Candle Ray, Abimer, Raya Aleczandra, Kimble Quinto and Pamela Madlangbayan.

Shein X Candle Ray collection offers men’s and women’s clothing inspired by architectural geometry that suggests power and authority.

Shein X Abimer collection are inspired by Victorian lingerie and infused with modern techniques to showcase every woman’s best assets.

Shein X Raya collection showcases the designer’s distinct artistry in womenswear with a range of designs that reflect her ongoing creative journey.

Shein X kimble collection showcases a play on textures through different manipulations and a mix of elegant silhouettes.

SHEIN X Pamela collection take influence from musical artists to create fun, fearless and fabulous pieces that make the wearer feel like a pop star in their own right.

Visit Shein’s official website to see all SHEIN X designs. Download the Shein app to get the best deals on the Shein 10.10 Anniversary Sale.

Kim Chui is Shopee’s newest ambassador. / photograph courtesy of shopee

Kim Chiu debuts as Shopee ambassador
Shopee introduces its newest brand ambassador, Kim Chiu, alongside the launch of the 10.10 Brands Festival, its biggest brands sale of the year.

Fans can look forward to more Kim Chiu content such as behind-the-scenes videos on Shopee’s official YouTube and TikTok channels, and Kim Chiu-themed Instagram stickers.

Users can also interact with the actress herself during her Twitter takeover on Shopee’s official Twitter account this 9 October.

For the brand’s 10.10 sale, shoppers can enjoy free shipping with no minimum spend, big brand giveaways and up to P1,000 off brand vouchers.

Lucky shoppers can win P430,000 worth of prizes, such as vouchers, bundles, newly launched items and even a lifetime supply of products from over 30 participating brands.

Brands like Nestle, Deerma, GoMO!, Lactum, Colgate Palmolive, Shigetsu, P&G Beauty, Garnier and Belo Brand Days will offer discounts up to 80percent off, items as low as P179 and a free gift with every purchase.

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