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  • Go Early Christmas Gift Shopping at Giant Book Fair! Where to Go on September 14-15

    by Kate Borbon .
Go Early Christmas Gift Shopping at Giant Book Fair! Where to Go on September 14-15
PHOTO BY Courtesy of Facebook/Jollibee and Adarna House
  • Celebrate payday weekend with the family by visiting a massive book fair, shopping for adorable Mickey Mouse-inspired shirts and sweaters, and trying out new pizza flavors and burgers! Here are just some of the exciting deals and promos you can score this weekend.

    What to do

    Score new reads at MIBF

    Manila International Book Fair is happening this week! Tickets are priced at Php35, but if you want to score free tickets, check out local publishers. Adarna House, St. Matthew's Publishing, Tahanan Books and more are offering free ticket vouchers you can print at home. Visit their booths at the second level of SMX Convention Center. Get a chance to score picture books for as low as Php50 each (if you purchase 25 pieces or more) and big books for as low as Php150 each (if you purchase 10 pieces or more). 

    Many authors will launch their new books at MIBF and hold signings including Heart Evangelista! She will be there to launch her first book on fashion, Styled With Heart, on September 15, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Stage 2, 2/f SMX. The book will be available at the MIBF-Summit Books booth starting September 11. Copies will be available in bookstores nationwide for Php450. 


    The 40th Manila International Book Fair is happening from September 11 to 15, 2019 at the SMX Convention Center, Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay City.

    Shop for cute new sweaters

    Uniqlo’s newest UT line features everyone’s favorite animated mouse, Mickey Mouse. The Mickey Art Collection comprises of graphic tees, hoodies, and sweatshirts with modern illustrations of Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, and their friends. Children’s shirts are available for Php390 each, adults’ shirts and children’s sweaters are available for Php790 each, and adults’ sweaters are available for Php1,490. Check out some of the cute designs below:

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    Splurge on new kicks

    Check out Converse’s new collection, which features the brand’s classic kicks made with material from old blue jeans. Just like jeans, you can choose between shoes that are made in light, medium, or dark wash, depending on which you feel will really add a breath of fresh air to your daily OOTD. The collection is available at Converse Greenbelt, Commonwealth, Sole Academy, and Case Study Atelier for Php4,990 each.


    Get huge discounts on shoes

    Another exciting shoe sale to look out for is Complex Lifestyle Store’s End of Season Sale where you can score up to 50% off on sneakers from brands such as Sperry, Keds, Polo Ralph Lauren, Saucony Originals, Skechers, Pony, and more. The sale is happening until September 30, 2019.

    Buy kawaii bags

    Attention, Hello Kitty fans: Lesportsac’s new collection features bags, pouches, purses, and more bearing the iconic kitty we all love. The collection celebrates the 45th anniversary of Hello Kitty and is currently available at Rustan’s.


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    Where to eat


    Jollibee is offering yummy new treats! First is the Bacon Cheesy Yumburger (Php59/a la carte), which contains crispy bacon strips, creamy cheddar cheese, and a savory beef patty. The Bacon Cheesy Deluxe Yumburger (Php89/a la carte) has additional lettuce and red tomatoes.

    No burger meal is complete without fries. Another new addition to Jollibee’s menu is the Crispy Spice Fries (Php49/regular, Php69/large), which are coated with spicy seasoning and are thinner and crispier than the regular Jollibee fries.

    Both new additions are available in Jollibee branches all over the country.



    Are you a fan of fruits on pizza or just thinking of trying out a new pizza flavor? S&R is now offering the Peaches & Bacon Pizza, which is topped with bacon strips, sliced peaches, and lots of cheese, making for a unique sweet-and-savory experience. You can get a slice of the Peaches & Bacon Pizza for Php129 and a whole pizza for Php699 at S&R clubs and S&R New York Style Pizza outlets nationwide.

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    Pancake House

    Pancake House is now hopping on the milk tea bandwagon with the launching of its new milk tea drink, Three Layer Tea! This beverage features milk, black tea, and muscovado sugar pearls. You can get it for Php79 (12oz) or Php99 (16ox).

    Another new drink you can try out is Lemon Mint Tea, a blend of lemon juice, green tea, and sugar syrup, topped with refreshing mint leaves. You can get it for Php79 (12oz) or Php99 (16oz).

    Both new drinks are available this month in all Pancake House branches, except in the Mall of Asia Arena.

    Yellow Cab

    Have a pizza party at Yellow Cab! For only Php999, you can get a 10-inch #4 Cheese Pizza, a 10-inch Roasted Garlic and Ricotta Darla Pizza, and two servings of their Garlic Parmesan Wings. This deal is available in select branches until September 15, 2019.


    Churreria La Lola

    On all Tuesdays and Wednesdays of September and October, you can score free dip for every large order of Clasicos at Churreria La Lola! You can choose from three dip flavors: Chocolate, Dark Chocolate, and Caramel. Now we know where we’re going for dessert!

    To learn more about different affordable buffet restaurants you can visit with your family, click here.

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