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Adulting 101: The Perks of Loyalty

One of the things I learned in Splash is BRAND LOYALTY. Of course you have to try it first to believe it. But when you have proven that a brand (or service) works for you, you can stick with it forever (I believe it does exist!). 

Over the years, I've come up with my own list of brands and services that work perfectly for me. I am a strict critic and I really go for quality all the time. With a lot of rewards and loyalty programs available, how do you know which ones are worth it? 

In my humble opinion, you really have to know "what's in it for you" before choosing to sign up for a loyalty program and availing/purchasing a loyalty/rewards card. 

I highly recommend the following: 

1. SM Advantage

You can use it not only to earn points from Watsons, SM Department Store, and SM Supermarket but also from their wide range of partners. I've been a member since 2010 and I have already paid for a number of items (including a gift for a former boss) using the points that I have accumulated.

2. Laking National

Ever since I became a student, we have always been National Bookstore shoppers. Needless to say, I am a legitimate "laking National." I could no longer remember when I first availed the rewards card but I won't forget the times when I used the points to purchase products (mostly gifts) because those were the times when I really needed a freebie (read: petsa de peligro #WalaPangSahod).

3. Jollibee Happy Plus

I admit, I am, and will always be a Jollibee Kid! So when I learned that they finally have their own rewards card, I just couldn't miss it. While there are still a lot to improve in their system, I appreciate the fact that you can still earn points even in redeeming your Happy Load/Happy Points. Sulit talaga at walang masasayang na points. :) 

Got these for free using my Sun Rewards and Happyplus Points. :)

4. 711 Every Day Rewards

Also known as CLiQQ, which you can download on Google Play! You can't use your points to purchase products but to redeem really cool items. So far, I have already claimed a Batman Singlet and Coke Emoticon Stressballs. :D

Gave these to my ultimate stress reliever. ;)

5. Cebu Pacific GetGo

Aside from earning points from every Cebu Pacific flight you book, you can also earn points from Robinsons Supermarket and Robinsons Department Store. I used to have a Robinsons Rewards Card but I no longer renewed it since I already have a GetGo card. And you can use it to book hotels too, and avail special promos from their partners. Plus, there are also exclusive promos for GetGo members, so might as well take advantage of that too. :)

I'm sharing this because I just want to highlight loyalty. It really has its rewards. :) And also to somehow inspire you to really be critical about choosing the brands that would perfectly suit your needs. It's not about having it all, but having all that truly matters. *wink* 

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