Shopping shorts: 5.5 events and summer sales


MANILA – Check out some of the sale events happening this week.

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Shopee is hosting the 5.5 Brands Festival all day on May 5, offering 50% off brand bundles, 10% off coupons, and shipping coupons sitewide.

Tech lovers who open their app at 12 p.m. sharp can get big discounts on devices and gadgets during the big midnight sale.

Deals will also be available during the Big Morning Sale, Big Noon Sale, Big Discount Sale, and Last 3 Hour Sale.

Meanwhile, the ShopeePay Milyonaryo promotion will run from May 6 to May 14, giving users a chance to win 1 million pesos when using the e-commerce platform’s mobile wallet.


Grab users can still participate in the app’s Summer Megasale, which will run until May 8. Weekly offers and promotions are also up for grabs until May 29.

GrabFood offers include giveaways from select merchants Monday through Friday, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.; 30% off at select merchants with a minimum spend of P500 (discount capped at P250) with code TAGINEAT; 25% off orders with a minimum purchase of P500 (discount capped at P200) every Saturday and Sunday from 1pm to 5pm with code EATSSUMMER; and P150 off orders with a minimum spend of P600 with code GRABSUMMER.

On the other hand, GrabMart promotions include 50% off select merchants and items Monday through Friday; free shipping, 500 GrabRewards points and 100P off next order with minimum spend of 700P on weekends with code ADDTOCART; and free shipping with a minimum purchase of P900 with code GRABSUMMER.

Summer deals under GrabExpress include P1 fee for first delivery (with code P1SODEL), first 4-hour delivery (P1SO4HOURS) and first minivan delivery (4WHEELSDEALS) for new users; Fixed rate P59 for GrabExpress 4 Hours with code 4HRTIPID; Flat rate P99 for GrabExpress Pabili with code PWEDEPABILI; and 15% off all GrabExpress services with code GRABSUMMER.


Home Credit Philippines celebrates summer with the Great 0% Festival, which includes deals and promotions on home appliances, furniture, gadgets, bicycle and motorcycle accessories, sports equipment, and more.

Customers can visit the Home Credit Marketplace or find partner stores to view available items.

For up to 3 items in a loan contract, they can choose a flexible payment term of 6, 12, 15 or 18 months at 0% interest.


Oppo is offering up to 56% off devices and gadgets during its 5.5 Super Brand Day sale, which runs May 5-9 on Shopee and Lazada.

Customers can also get P200 and P400 vouchers for each minimum purchase of P9,999 and P14,999, respectively; Free P50 and P55 shipping coupons for every minimum spend of P500 on Shopee and Lazada, respectively; and a good 100P Lazada bonus for a minimum spend of 1,000P.

Early-bird shoppers can take home free G25 Bluetooth headphones with all their cell phone orders on May 5 from 12:00 a.m. to 2:00 a.m.

Other freebies throughout Oppo’s 5.5 sale include Dito SIM card for every smartphone purchase, 32GB SD card for A16 3GB purchase, G25 wireless earphones for orders A94 and A8 long speakers with G25 Bluetooth headphones for purchases of the new Reno7 series.