Friday, October 28, 2011

Starbucks Philippines' Christmas Treats

Starbucks Philippines recently gave a sneak peak on the new and exciting items to watch out for this Yuletide Season. And this will truly leave you salivating in front of your screens.

First, it brings back the favorite Christmas beverages, Toffee Nut Latte and Peppermint Mocha. At the same time, it introduces the latest addition to its handcrafted drinks: Cranberry White Chocolate Mocha.
The red cups are back: Starbucks Cranberry White Chocolate Mocha
Next, it launches its limited-edition food items -- some new, some doing a comeback. Savory fare includes Sun-dried Tomato and Basil Roll, Chicken Alfredo Turnover, Texas Chicken BBQ Wrap, Glazed Ham with Apricot Spread on Multigrain Bread, and Turkey and Chicken with Apple Stuffing on Whole Wheat Walnut Bread.
Glazed Ham with Apricot Sauce
Texas Chicken BBQ Wrap
Turkey and Chicken with Apple Stuffing
The sweet ones are the Pecan Butterscotch Twirl, Hazelnut Stollen Bread, Smores, Triple Decker Cheesecake with Snickers, and Warm Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake.
Triple Decker Cheesecake with Snickers
Pecan Butterscotch Twirl
Among the returning favorites are the Chocolate Toffee Nut Loaf, White Chocolate Cranberry Cookie, Peppermint Brownie, Gingerbread Cookie, and Molten Chocolate Cake.
Chocolate Toffee Nut Loaf
Gingerbread Cookie
Starbucks also releases is Christmas Blend, in bean and VIA ready brew variations.
Starbucks Christmas Blend (whole beans)
And the best part of all: the launch of the Starbucks Coffee 2012 Planner.
The Starbucks 2012 Planners
With the theme, "Starbucks Shared Planet," the planners are made with materials reflect the company's commitment in doing business in ways that are good to each other and the planet. This year's collection comes in 5 variants: Bamboo, Cherry, Oak, Poplar, and Spruce. Each comes with a small burlap bag that can be used for things other than storing your planner.

To redeem them, all you need to do is collect stickers by buying 9 Christmas beverages and 8 core beverages (except bottled). Another option is to purchase 23 core drinks. You can start collecting on November 3, 2012 until January 28, 2012.

All these abovementioned items are available in your favorite Starbucks stores come November 3. Excited? Head to a branch near you and grab these superb treats!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Cashsense - Efficient Remittance Services for Pinoys Everywhere

Cashsense launched remittance services in 2007 with the ultimate aim of providing true and convenient online facilities. Even today OFWs can only complete an immediate remittance transaction online if they use a credit card – which in Cashsense’s opinion is expensive and non-sustainable over any period of time.

By integrating with banking technology partners, Cashsense has been able to provide Filipinos abroad the capability to pay-in funds to a network of more than 20,000 bank branches (usually the pre-eminent domestic banks in that country) in 18 countries. Additional countries are being added on a monthly basis. Best of all, customers can simply make a domestic transfer to Cashsense’s partner bank, online, in whichever country they are in without leaving the comfort of their home or office.

Pay-out is normally made, in minutes, via the Cashsense VISA ATM card which may be used in any of the 10,000 ATM’s nationwide.  Transfers to bank accounts, door to door and pick-up facilities are also readily available. The great news is, because all transactions are technologically efficient and systemically effected in real time, money-in-minutes is available 24/7, 365 days a year – after account set-up which usually takes only 24-48 hours.

Remittance customers might reasonably expect to pay a premium for a fast and consistent service. This is not the case, however, as technological efficiencies enable Cashsense to provide a single, flat fee (take note Western Union!) and excellent exchange rates.

Cashsense has dedicated itself to helping OFWs manage their family’s finances whilst they are overseas. As well as being able to deliver cash to loved ones in minutes, the breadwinner is also able to pay utility bills and SSS contributions online and for free and also buy the kids the stuff they need from hundreds and hundreds of Philippine merchants displaying items at the Cashsense Online Shopping Mall.  


What's interesting to note is that Cashsense also has an affiliate program that allows bloggers and website owners to generate income for your participation. Learn more about its Associate Reward program on Cashsense's website

Friday, October 7, 2011

Join the Garfield Runner's Cup 2011

Are you looking for a great activity that you could do with the family and your friends? Then join the Garfield Runner's Cup 2011 happening on November 12, 2011 at Manila Ocean Park!

Organized by Garfield Apparel, this event is bound to be different from all the other fun runs and marathons that have been held in the country. Joining in the fun are Garfield and other cartoon characters, as well as celebrity endorsers like Mutya Orquia (of "Mutya" fame) and Louise Abuel (from "100 Days to Heaven"). Adults and kids can participate in the different race categories, ranging from 500m to 5K. After the fun run, there will be a show called "The Garfield Zone" where participants are treated to fun, games, activities, and a concert.

Not only is this event beneficial to one's health -- the Garfield Runner's Cup 2011 also benefits Filipino children, as proceeds from this fun run go to a children charity organization.

Registration is open until November 10, 2011 at selected Chris Sports branches: SM North Edsa Annex, SM Megamall, SM Mall of Asia, Festival Supermall, and ROX Bonifacio High Street. You can also register online at the Garfield Apparel website.

For more information and to join in the fun, visit or go to their Facebook fan page.  You can also e-mail them at or call 0917-5746323 / 0923-9347332.