We tried to score some savings on adulting needs this PayDay and this is how it went

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*In partnership with PayMaya

Ah, yes, Payday. That feeling of bliss never gets old when you see a fresh drop of sweldo in your bank account, especially after a grueling period of Petsa De Peligro.

But even with the blessed touch of thy Payday gods, this grace period can go as quickly as it arrived. Bills, needs, wants, all of these contribute to your hard-earned salary ghosting you as fast as your last fling. Fortunately, there is a way to exteeeend your paycheck via sweet deals, courtesy of PayMaya’s PayDaySave.

#PayMayaPayDaySave offers customers exclusive savings on wants and needs to fit their budget. Whether it’s your bills, digital subscriptions, or a random item from your fave brands, PayMaya gives solid savings for your payday purchases from October 10-17, 2021. Taking advantage of all these offers can help you earn up to over PHP 1,500 in savings!

PayMaya users can access these deals on the app under the ‘Missions’ feature. To find this, simply tap the Profile button on the upper left side of the PayMaya Homepage and go to Missions.

Payday, <b> We tried to score some savings on adulting needs this PayDay and this is how it went </b>

We went ahead to scour the PayMaya app for things that made us shout ‘NEED!’ while scoring some savings. As 20-somethings just trying to survive adulting, we’ll take all the help we can get.

This cool stainless steel tumbler

Payday, <b> We tried to score some savings on adulting needs this PayDay and this is how it went </b> Payday, <b> We tried to score some savings on adulting needs this PayDay and this is how it went </b>

As the great Filipino poet Mimiyuuuh once said ‘Drink your water bish’. Our mid-to-late 20s is where we traded our hard liquor sabog college days for the chiller comforts of wine and the good old H20.

We figured a tumbler comes in handy whenever we’re in need of a quick sip, and we found a decent one at The SM Store for PHP 649.75. We got PHP 129.95 cashback as savings when we paid via PayMaya QR at the counter, but you can save up to PHP 200!

The offer also works on other partner establishments such as Mercury Drug, Watsons, Petron, Shell, and others. The full list of merchants can be seen here.

Our Internet bill (coz staying online is literally our job)

Payday, <b> We tried to score some savings on adulting needs this PayDay and this is how it went </b>

Payday, <b> We tried to score some savings on adulting needs this PayDay and this is how it went </b>

While fresh sweldo (paycheck) in our bank account is an instant high, anyone who’s ever adulted knows most of it will go to taxes and bills.

Savings that will ease the weight of the latter are always welcome, and that’s exactly what we got when we used our PayMaya to pay our PLDT bill. Here, we received PHP 150 savings or 10% cashback (first-time users get this when you pay any bill worth at least PHP 1,000). Returning users don’t have to worry though, because you’ll get 5% cashback for a minimum spend of PHP 1,500.

We got to use the offer to pay for our Internet – you know, our livelihood – so yay! Plus, is it just us, or do you also get this major separation anxiety whenever you get disconnected from Facebook and Co.? You can also get these savings when you pay for any of the 600 billers featured on the PayMaya app.

Gaming credits (coz life is stressful AF and we all need an outlet)

Payday, <b> We tried to score some savings on adulting needs this PayDay and this is how it went </b>

Payday, <b> We tried to score some savings on adulting needs this PayDay and this is how it went </b>

Between adulting responsibilities, a tumultuous social media space, and the constant presence of burnout, things can get hectic for your mental health. Outlets are a lifesaver, and gaming just so happens to be ours, given the Steam store’s insane discounts during their holiday sales.

PayMaya happens to offer up to P100 savings when at least PHP 200 is spent on load, gaming, lifestyle, and transportation items on the in-app store. We bought PHP 280 worth of Steam credits and gained a PHP 28 cashback in return. Neat!

Spotify Premium (soundtracking your life through music and podcasts)

Payday, <b> We tried to score some savings on adulting needs this PayDay and this is how it went </b>

What do you guys think of the latest Ben&Ben album? With many Filipinos starting their day by playing their favorite music or listening to podcasts, Spotify is the ultimate audio companion to energize your day and care for your wellness. From starting the day, while working from home to winding down in the evening, access more than 70 million music tracks and 2.2 million podcasts with the latest Spotify Premium offer.

First-time Spotify users can now purchase Spotify Premium subscription plans and enjoy savings of up to P194. Get up to 100% cashback off your first month when you use your registered PayMaya mobile number to pay. This offer is applicable for the following Spotify Premium Plans:

  • Student (P65) Monthly Subscription Plan
  • Individual (P149) Monthly Subscription Plan
  • Duo (P169) Monthly Subscription Plan
  • Family (194) Monthly Subscription Plan

Food eats (coz who’s got time to cook?)

Payday, <b> We tried to score some savings on adulting needs this PayDay and this is how it went </b>

Look, we know that, ideally, every one of us needs to learn how to cook. It’s healthier, and cooking is just an all-around cool skill to have.

But in a world of never-ending Zoom calls and naggy bosses, who honestly has time to be Gordon Ramsay? Sometimes, it’s simply much more convenient to nab a ready-made meal. Plus, ordering online has its perks, especially when you use PayMaya to pay.

We ordered Army Navy for lunch, paid PHP 605 and received PHP 121 in return as savings! All we had to do is pay with our PayMaya mobile number, wait for our extra savings, and dig into our food – no more cooking necessary.

See where else you can enjoy these Payday savings here.

Our Meralco Bill

Payday, <b> We tried to score some savings on adulting needs this PayDay and this is how it went </b>

One of the earliest things one learns about adulting is how electricity bills can creep up on you. Expect a lot of ‘HOLY CRAP, how did that get so high?!’  remarks every cutoff.

Fortunately, PayMaya offers up to PHP 500 cashback when you pay your electric bill through the app for the first time (min. spend of PHP 1,500). Deals like this help to ease the mini-heart attack we get every cutoff!

A bonus PHP 200 (coz why the heck not?)

If like us, you’re trying to rack up the savings by spending your sweldo with PayMaya, you’re in luck because you can get extra PHP 200 savings by simply completing these smart spending missions:

  • Cash in at least PHP 5,000
  • Send at least P1,000 to another PayMaya user – if you’re giving bunso allowance or paying a casual seller from your community, this would be a great way to pay and get rewarded!
  • Spend at least P200 at the PayMaya in-app shop OR pay bills worth at least PHP 1,500.
  • Pay at least PHP 500 via PayMaya QR at your go-to establishment OR via your registered mobile number online

This is an arguably easy to accomplish deal, given that we’re all hellbent to splurge this PayDay anyway. We might as well be super smart about it and take advantage of every savings we can get.

All in all, PayMaya helped us save PHP 1,277 this payday while settling our bills and splurging on our wants.  Not bad, right? Check out the complete list of savings and how you can take advantage of them in this cheatsheet below.

Payday, <b> We tried to score some savings on adulting needs this PayDay and this is how it went </b>

Payday, <b> We tried to score some savings on adulting needs this PayDay and this is how it went </b>

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