The pandemic hit us right where it hurts: our connections, our sources of livelihood, our comforts, our pockets. The past few months have been among the most difficult we’ve all ever had to experience in our lifetime. Yet as we adjust to the new normal, we are now finding ways to save where we can as we avail not just essentials but the things we want—while helping businesses continue to make income, too.
Deals are one way for us to save where we can. Deals have become even more important during the COVID-19 outbreak: As people try to manage finances more sustainably, deals, discounts, and rewards can make a world of difference. Yet as businesses struggle to make profit, it’s challenging to find deals these days. Some brands only offer this in a paid membership to a loyalty program that might not make sense given our limited income. For those who are persistent in finding freebies, it entails going through dozens of websites just to find one single deal that may not even be valid or worth the effort.
It’s a similar situation for businesses. With the limited number of people going out, a lot of restaurants and stores need to find a way to sustain business operations. Deals are among the few effective ways to entice customers to grab their phones and make an order. However, distributing those deals can be problematic and costly.
Because of the pandemic, consumers and businesses alike have fewer opportunities to connect with one another, so this is where ZRewards by Zeal hopes to come in and become a source of discovery and deals for consumers and a platform for merchants to reach out to customers.
Since being launched last July 15, the country’s newest one-stop shop for awesome deals now gives everyone a chance to unlock exciting and exclusive freebies and discounts never offered before by some of the hottest and biggest brands. Through the ZRewards by Zeal website, users from all over the Philippines can grab hold of premium and solid offers redeemable at their favorite online shops and physical stores. Best of all, there’s no strings attached. Membership is free, so the entire family can enjoy the perks!
For foodies, Restaurant Concepts Group, Inc. (RCGI) is giving out 25% discount coupons, the first time it has ever done so. RCGI brought us top-notch restaurants Barcino, Single Origin, Bluesmith Coffee, and Meat Depot. If you haven’t tried them, now is the perfect time.
You can also indulge in international gastronomical delights from the Bistro Group and Bistronomia restaurants while at home and still get the most value for your money. There’s the posh Helm and Savage; Red Lobster and Fish & Co for seafood cravings; Las Flores, Rambla, Tomatito, BCN by Las Flores, La Lola Churreria, and El Pollo Loco for Spanish flavors; and Italianni’s and Osteria Daniele for Italian faves.
Even while in community quarantine, you can transport yourself to America with deals from Friday’s, Denny’s, Texas Roadhouse, Hard Rock Cafe, and Buffalo Wild Wings. If you love East Asia, get takeout from Modern Shanghai. Want to visit South Korea? Order from Bulgogi Brothers. Feel like you’re in Japan with dishes from Watami.
Shakey’s is also unveiling an exclusive promo on ZRewards where you can get a free large thin Hawaiian Delight pizza for every purchase of their new Supercard+. Other restos offering deals include Zark’s Burgers and Bo’s Coffee. For dessert, enjoy deals from Coldstone, Tous Les Jours, Jipan, and Goldilocks.
For your essentials, take advantage of deals from Unilever, Minimart, The Naturale Market, Breville, and Misso. Keep yourself happy, fit, and entertained with discounts from Zalora, Flowerstore, The Smile Bar, Beauty Scout, Chris Sports, Grand Videoke, WOW Fiesta, Beyond the Box, and more.
Through ZRewards, it’s a win-win situation for both parties. Businesses now have another platform to meet customers, while customers benefit from big savings and irresistible deals under just one roof. Visit their website to sign up. Globe Telecom customers may also find ZRewards inside the Globe Rewards app.
ZRewards by Zeal is a brand under 917Ventures, the largest corporate incubator in the Philippines and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Globe.