A rundown of group-buying and deal sites in the Philippines
Group-buying sites or deal sites are popping up like crazy in the Philippines? Who can blame them? Filipinos are frugal by nature, always looking for the best deals, sales and discounts on everything. You can buy discounted services, products, vacation packages, gift certificates, food, activities and a whole lot more from these sites.
Buying is easy and there are lots of mode of payments available aside from credit cards such as PayPal, bank payment and mobile payment. Once you buy a deal, just print the e-voucher and present it to the establishment you’ll use it for. It’s that easy.
Here’s a rundown on all group-buying and deal sites available in the Philippines. Let me know if I miss something. I’ll keep this updated.
There’s a lot here to keep track of so you might want to check out these deal-aggregator sites to help you out.
Payment Options: Credit Card, Paypal, Bank deposit to BPI or Metrobank
FB Page: http://www.facebook.com/AwesomeDeals
Beeconomic is a company by Groupon which itself is a popular deal site in the US. Beeconomic is its Asian counterpart. Seems to only have one deal at a time.
Payment Options: Credit Card, PayPal, BancNet ATM, Globe GCash
FB Page: none at the moment
Payment Options: Pay at BUYanihan office, Credit Card, PayPal, Dragonpay, Globe Gcash, BancNet ATM.
FB Page: http://www.facebook.com/BUYanihan
Payment Options: Credit Card, Dragonpay, MegaLink, Globe GCash, PayPal
Another very new deal site. Not much deals going on yet so I can’t comment much but what they have right now are some cheap deals. You can mass check-out your deals here by adding them to your basket.
Payment Options: Cashsense, PesoPay, walk in at CityPoynt office
FB Page: http://www.facebook.com/citypoynt
Has deals in a lot of provinces. Always have 3 deals going on at a time and mostly beauty services.
Payment Options: PayEasy which covers credit card, PayPal, SMART and Globe mobile payment, over the counter payment and many more.
FB Page: http://www.facebook.com/cleverbuyph
Has a lot of luxurious deals including lavish vacation packages. Payment platform only accepts US dollars. Peso payments are converted. Local bank payment options are disabled 24 hours before deal ends. Refunds are credited to Deal Grocer account not back to your credit card or bank.
Payment Options: Credit Card, PayPal, Bank deposit via BDO and BPI.
FB Page: http://www.facebook.com/dealgrocer
Affordable group deals catering to the “masa”. Unappealing website design. :P
Payment Options: PayPal, Bank deposit to Metrobank, BDO, BPI or Asia United Bank
Also an international group-buying site, Ensogo Philippines has deals in Metro Manila, Cebu and Davao. They have a variety of deals going on at a time. Seem to be connected to a lot of Beauty services. You also get Ensogo credits every time you purchase a deal which you can use in future deals.
Payment Options: Pay at Ensogo office, Credit card, PayPal, BancNet, Bank deposit to BPI, Banco De Oro and Metrobank
Not a lot of variety nor much deals here and you wonder why they need to categorize deals by city. Has Live Chat. For BPI payments, what you need to do is buy credits using BPI banking and then use those credits to purchase deals.
Payment Options: Credit Card, PayPal, BPI, PayEasy
FB Page: http://www.facebook.com/LocalRoam
Deals classified by location: Antipolo, Batangas, CDO, General Santos, Cebu, Metro Manila, Davao, Zamboanga, etc. A lot of health and beauty deals which are being sold by the thousands.
Payment Options: Credit Card, Dragonpay, Paypal, Alipay.com
FB Page: http://www.facebook.com/biglaanglakad (weird page I know)
Another new deal site that’s still in beta as of this writing but with lots of interesting deals not involving spa services.
Payment Options: credit card, debit card, bank deposit or remittance centers.
Another big international deal-site with local deals. Lots of deals from food, beauty services and outdoor activities. Only accepts credit card and PayPal payments.
Payment Options: Credit Card, PayPal
FB page: http://www.facebook.com/twangoo
Conceptualized by Mr. Yugatech himself. This is the only site that solely offers IT-related deals such as gadgets, consumer electronics, IT accessories and services. Only one deal at a time here and a deal might go on for a long time.
Payment Options: Credit card, PayPal, bank deposit
FB Page: http://www.facebook.com/yugadeals
Cashsense is a cash-based solution for online shoppers which features 24/7 payment nationwide via 7-11 and M.Lhuillier.
PesoPay offers a simple, safe, and affordable service that gives you the ability to accept your customer’s credit cards.
PayEasy simplifies the online payment process by providing a secure, unified interface to multiple payment options for merchants. Pay via credit cards, internet banking, over the counter, megalink debit cards, Globe GCASH and major remittance centers.
Dragonpay is a Philippines-based alternative payments solution company. Online and Over-the-counter bank payment is supported for banks listed by the service.
- Read the FINE PRINT especially for restrictions. What good is one P200 laser hair removal treatment voucher if you need 10 sessions?
- If you want to be updated with deals, sign up for their newsletters or like them in Facebook.
- As much as possible don’t pay via ATM, debit cards or banks because it takes time to get a refund if the deal did not push through due to lack of buyers.
- A lot of these sites give you credits every time you refer a friend. You can use these credits to pay for the deals.
- Check out these deal-aggregator sites to help you keep track of deals without having to visit each site.
Are you addicted checking out these sites? What’s your favorite? Kindly leave a comment below including why you like that site. If I miss something, let me know as well and I’ll include it here.