• Family Weekender Guide! Where to Go, Eat, and Shop on Sept 14-17

    It’s payday weekend!
    by Kitty Elicay .
  • Family Weekender Guide! Where to Go, Eat, and Shop on Sept 14-17
  • Payday weekend is here again, so why not take a break and reward yourselves? Take advantage of the sales and fairs happening all over the metro and have fun, eat good food, shop, and de-stress! We have activities you can either enjoy alone or with the whole fam:

    WHAT TO DO 

    Visit the Manila International Book Fair (MIBF) 2017



    This annual fair should not be missed because it’s the biggest book event in the country that offers huge discounts (up to 70% off!) from over a hundred local and international publishers. And even if you’re not there to buy books (if you can resist, that is), you can still take advantage of the many book signings, storytelling sessions and workshops that will happen during the five-day fair. Find out more reasons to swing by the MIBF from September 13-17 at the SMX Convention Center in Mall of Asia and how to score FREE tickets here.

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    Go back to prehistoric time



    Embark on an educational tour and have loads of fun at the same time with the Dinosaurs Around the World exhibit at The Mind Museum. Marvel as the Age of Reptiles comes to life with advanced animatronics that will see the beasts moving, plus an extensive collection of fossils and authentic casts. The exhibition is currently running until March 2, 2018. Tickets are priced at P300 per pax. Use your Mastercard and avail of a 3+1 treat to any admission ticket to the Museum and any of its special exhibitions.

    Indulge in organic and homemade goodies



    If you’re a fan of weekend popups, then you’ll love Rockwell’s Weekend Market, where you can enjoy a selection of artisanal goods and all-natural products, from food to bath essentials. They also have a selection of healthy and delicious dishes and treats, which you can check out after you shop. Plus, learn about the science of essential oils and how to get creative with bento boxes! The weekend market runs for two weekends starting from September 16-17 at One Rockwell Retail Row located at Rockwell Drive.

    WHERE TO EAT

    Unlimited Xiao Long Bao



    Lugang Café is offering The ULTeaMATE Feast, where you can avail unlimited dimsum dishes for only P298! Starts September 13-October 13 in all Lugang Café branches between 2:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. from Monday-Friday.


    Happy meal deals for the whole family




    If your kids love Taiwanese fare, then they’ll love what Din Tai Fung cooked up for them. Starting September 16, children can avail of the Kiddie Passport, which they can use to earn stamps to win different dishes and freebies for every visit! Prizes and freebies include stickers, Black Lava Buchi, Chocolate Xiao Long Bao, and a limited edition Memory Card set. Visit their Megamall and Bonifacio High Street Central branches for more information.

    Unlimited wings

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    Celebrate payday with unlimited chicken wings, iced tea, and rice at Main Street! All for P299! Main Street is located at 10 East Capitol Drive, Kapitolyo, Pasig City.

    Unlimited steak



    There seem to be a whole lot of unlimited deals in restaurants, but we’re not complaining! Sobremesa is offering all you can eat rib-eye steak for only P750. The catch, you’ll only have two hours to dig in, but that’s more than enough to get your fill. Sobremesa is at The Sapphire Bloc, Sapphire Road, Ortigas City.

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    WHERE TO SHOP

    SM Malls Big, Big Sale



    SM Mall of Asia will be having a big sale starting September 13, while SM City Clark, SM City Consolacion, SM City Iloilo, SM City Lucena, SM City Molino, SM City Rosales, SM San Jose Del Monte, SM City Santa Rosa, SM City Taytay and SM Center Sangandaan will all be having three-day sales from September 15-17! Get up to 70% off on selected items. SM Prestige and BDO Diamond and Sapphire Rewards members will get an extra 10% off on Friday, September 15, while SM Advantage, SM Prestige and BDO Rewards members get the 10% off on Saturday, September 16, up to 12 nn, when they shop at The SM Store and select SM Retail partners.

    LEGO Warehouse Sale



    Go to LEGO’s warehouse in Quezon City from Sept 14-17, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and get up to 80% discount on selected items! LEGO Warehouse is located at Topy IV Building, Calle Industria, Bagumbayan, Quezon City.

    Spectrum Fair Manila



    Avoiding the weekend mall rush? Come shop instead at the Spectrum Fair Manila on September 16-17 at Whitespace Manila, Makati City. Apart from highlighting local lifestyle brands in one roof, you also get a stress-free shopping experience with yummy food and live music, plus a lounge where you can relax when you’ve finally exhausted yourself. Opens 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

    Holly Dolly Warehouse Sale



    If you’re looking for baby and infant wear, you can score huge discounts up to 70% off at the Hello Dolly Infants Wear and Baby Beddings from September 15-16. Choose from brands like Hello Dolly, Canadian, Little Wishes, Twinkles, Disney Baby, Winnie the Pooh, Disney Princess, Peppa Pig, Crayola, Hello Kitty, Fisher Price and much more! Grand Bodega Sale is located at New Creation Building, 675 Quirino Avenue, Paranaque City (between Kabihasnan and Bamboo Organ. Call 826-5571 to 73 or visit their Facebook page for more details.

    Seat Sales

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    Planning a summer getaway with the whole family? Cathay Pacific has a treat for you! Drop by their event on September 15 at Shangri-La Plaza and enjoy special rates on all destinations, plus three months 0% installment! More perks (and even bigger discounts for qualified Elite and Platinum card holders) are in store when you book using credit cards from BDO, BPI, Citi, HSBC, Metrobank and Security Bank.


    Now's the time to act on those travel plans. Air Asia's Red Hot Sale is happening from September 11-17 and you can book fareas as low as P17 All-in One Way Fare from Clark, Pampanga, P202 All-in One Way Fare from Manila and P217 All-in One Way Fare from Davao to local destinations like Iloilo, Caticlan, Tacloban, Puerto Princesa, and Kalibo, or international destinations like Kota Kinabalu, Taipei and Macau. Click here for more details. 

    Rustan's Luggage Sale



    Take your travel plans to the next level and buy the essentials! Head to Rustan's Shangri-La from September 14 to 17 and get up to 55% discount on luggage brands Samsonite, American Tourister, Lipault, High Sierra, Saville Row, and Jack Niclaus. The promo is exclusive to FSP (Frequent Shoppers Program) members.



    WHERE TO HAVE A DATE


    Catch a movie with the hubby



    Reserve a date night and catch Cine Europa on September 16-17 at Shangri-La Plaza. This year, the film festival will have a special lineup of 24 classic and contemporary films from 16 European Union countries. Don’t know what to watch? Check out the opening film, Souvenir, a French romantic film about a forgotten European singing contest winner who meets a young boxer and who convinces her to make a comeback. Admission is free on a first come, first serve basis. For the full list of screening schedules, click here.

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