Get travel deals this 10.10 via ShopBack’s ShopFest

Long days at work and long nights looking after the family can definitely take a toll on us moms. One of the best ways to get refreshed and reenergized is by unwinding at the beach or just chill anywhere outside the city.

Fortunately, Manila is blessed with a myriad of nearby destinations that are just perfect for those 3- to 4-day getaways. These places offer activities that suit different interests, all reachable in just a matter of hours.

Batangas
Just a two-hour drive away from Manila, Batangas is one of the go-to destinations for people wanting to escape the city, thanks to its numerous beaches. Apart from its stunning coast, Batangas is also known as the home of the popular Taal Volcano, one of the popular active volcanoes in the Philippines. For non-beachgoers, Batangas offers a good amount of hiking spots perfect for thrill seekers looking for their next adventure.

Rizal
Named after the National Hero, the province of Rizal is the nearest travel destination outside of Manila and one of the best options for nature lovers. Accommodating the largest portion of the Sierra Madre mountain range, Rizal offers tourists unparalleled nature spots like Hinulugang Taktak and Masungi Georeserve. There’s also a wealth of art galleries and historical destinations for the culturally inclined!

La Union
The province of La Union has been getting a lot of attention in recent years thanks to its popularity among surfers and the budding local community eager to cement Elyu as the next best destination in the North. Aside from its signature waves, La Union is also known for its monuments, religious sites, and even grape farms that attracts a number of tourists visiting the province.

Zambales
A three-hour drive away from Manila, Zambales is home to a number of jaw-dropping beaches that serve as great diving spots in west Luzon. The province of Zambales is also home to a few historical sites in the country, including the Ramon Magsaysay Ancestral House. There’s also the great Mount Pinatubo, which erupted in 1991 and changed the landscape forever.

Bataan
Situated between West Philippine Sea and Manila Bay, Bataan is a province rich in culture and history. One of the most famous landmarks in the province is the 90-foot tall Dambana ng Kagitingan Memorial Cross, which was erected to commemorate fallen Filipino and American soldiers who fought during World War II.

Get more out of every trip. Plan your upcoming long weekend ahead and book your next getaway destination accommodation this 10/10 during ShopFest, ShopBack’s biggest online shopping event that will let you get cashback for every peso you spend booking trips, tours, and accommodations.

For ShopFest, ShopBack and its partner merchants are giving out some of the year’s biggest cashbacks when you use ShopBack before you book your next getaway destination. Travel deals are up for grabs this 10/10, including:

18% cashback from RedDoorz
PHP 400 cashback from Travelbook
10% cashback from Agoda
10% cashback from Expedia
9% cashback from Trip.com
8% cashback from Metrodeal
20% cashback from Zen Rooms

These nontravel deals are also available only on 10/10:
14% cashback from ZALORA
20% cashback from Sole Academy

Make your travels more rewarding this 10/10 and visit ShopBack’s website (shopback.ph) before you make your booking!

Earn back what you spend with the Shopback app

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There’s no doubt that Filipinos love to shop. As one of the heaviest users of the Internet usage, it is safe to say that online shopping or e-commerce comprises quite a substantial chunk of Filipinos’ average time of 10 hours spent on the Internet daily. And just as you thought it couldn’t get any crazier with the battle of popular e-commerce websites and apps, it seems Filipinos are finding even more and more reasons to click and buy.

One of the most compelling reasons is Shopback, an innovative cashback rewards program that returns up to 30 percent of money spent on online shopping. Enter your favorite partner e-commerce sites through the Shopback app in order to enjoy these rewards, and claim the money you earn back by transferring to your online bank account or mobile wallet, like GCash or PayPal.

Shopback currently has over 12 million users in seven countries in the Asia Pacific and is partnered with over 2,000+ brands from all over the world. The award-winning, Singapore-based e-commerce startup eyes the Philippine market as one of its newest and most exciting markets.

“The reputation of Filipinos for being online-savvy is once again affirmed by the phenomenal growth we’ve experience in just a couple of years since we launched Shopback in the country,” says Karoline Santiago, parnerships head of Shopback in the Philippines.

As of August, Santiago reveals that transactions on the app have increased to 29,000 orders every day compared to just 800 in the same period last year. “This is still relatively small compared to our operations in Singapore, Taiwan, Indonesia, and Thailand but we are optimistic that the Philippines will definitely catch up with these more established markets very soon,” adds Santiago.

Top items purchased through Shopback provide a peek into the online shopping habits of Filipinos these days. Prepaid load and gaming pins lead the list, followed by electronics and products for moms and babies. Travel packages, tours, and hotel accommodations come next. The rest are a myriad of everyday essentials, from food to toiletries.

Since Shopback’s entry in the Philippines in June 2015, the app has enjoyed 1.9 million downloads and has paid a total of P119,888,596.93 in cashback rewards. Interestingly, the biggest cashback paid in a single transaction was P422,055.34. The highest total cashback paid to an individual app user, meanwhile, racks up to P1,006,437.54.

“Incentive programs such as cashback reward is a vital evolution in e-commerce that will help expand the sector even further, especially in markets such as the Philippines where there is high mobile penetration and Internet usage rates,” explains Santiago. Given their rosy prospects for the Philippine market, Shopback is expanding its local operations and partnering with more e-commerce outlets and brands.

After the exciting 9.9 Shopfest last September 9, where shoppers enjoyed as much as 40% cashback and items sold at only P99, Shopback is gearing up for the next round of sales on 10.10, 11.11, and 12.12. “It is the aim of Shopback to make online shopping not just more enjoyable and exciting, but rewarding as well,” concludes Santiago.