Thursday, September 29, 2016

#HoarderDiaries | S&R EARLY BIRD SHOPPING!

They say the early bird catches the worm, and so it must be true. Went to S&R today to catch the sale before it starts tomorrow. 70% of all items going on sale have already been marked down! If you're near a store, I suggest you leave and go right now. LOL.

Guys, let me be honest with you. I went to today's Early Bird sale because... well, for the first time in history, I shall be missing tomorrow's first day! Waaaah! True, I have been sick lately, and I cannot afford to stay up and miss sleep. But I really have to be in Makati for work tomorrow, so I have to sit the first day out.

But anyway, it is all good because I got what I wanted, and knowing me, I will be checking out the stores over the weekend anyway. Besides, I've already overspent. Hahaha, who am I kidding? LOL!

Anyway, let's cut the small talk, and post the photos, shall we? I must apologize though because these are the only photos I got to take today. I went to the Congressional Store this afternoon, and it was crazy. Stocks were all over the selling floor, and in fact, it was such a mess that my friend Didi (syempre, special mention kita) left me. To think I went only because she wanted to go na, as in "now na" levels, then she disappears and leaves me to shop on my own. LOL! Her mom was getting claustrophobic with all the stocks and carts weaving in and out of already-full aisles. I totally understand though, because somewhere in the middle of it all, I was getting dizzy. Must be the meds.

Anyway... I overheard one of the S&R guys talking to some serious shoppers, and he confirms what head office told me about 70% of the stocks being marked down. They mark down the rest tomorrow morning. Makes me wonder what I'll be missing. Hmmm...

The photos are not in order ha? Will post as I took them. Will not add captions anymore so I can get this out asap. Prices will be on the photos. Click nalang. They are self-explanatory. Hehe.

Twin packs. At P999.95 B1T1. That comes out to P250 a pillow. Cheap!!!

I wanted to get this, but didn't know what to use it for. Hehe.

Wanted this too, until I saw the P200 discount. P200 lang?!

Shoppers were going crazy over these shirts. They were soft, but sizes are for ladies. Maybe they'll bring out more tomorrow.

I actually regret not getting this. Hmmm... If it's still there on Saturday, I shall!

I actually went to S&R for this! Yay, it's on sale!

These are beautiful sets. I've been eyeing them since I first saw them at S&R Nuvali. Induction-ready too!

The whole line is on sale. Fast-moving, too.

Buy 1 Take 1 at P799.95!

Another thing I regret not buying.

I really want these. But have no use for them.

It was after this part where I started feeling dizzy. So I stopped taking photos, and managed my way around the narrow aisles. The usual detergents were on sale. I was making my way to the end of the store to get dishwashing liquid when this sight greeted me.

Alas, a store personnel assured shoppers there were more. I stood next to the receiving area as more stocks arrived, and got myself a case.

Here's a tip: Go straight to the SPAM aisle and hoard. All Spam variants are on sale at P99.95 a can. That's the cheapest you'll ever find it in the market! Yay, Spam!

Because I was still dizzy, I managed one photo. But they have all sorts - Spam Lite, Spam Less Sodium, Spam Turkey, Spam Bacon, etc.

Look, Monet, your cheese crisps are on sale. Hehe.

There is a limit of one bag of fries per cardholder.

Meanwhile, here are some photos of the Christmas Gift Packs they have on sale.

Then some of the bath products...

The wash is on sale too, I think.

Yep, those are the only photos I took. Sorry, mahina ang kalaban. Will take more photos when I go back. Promise.

My loot for today. 

Some things in my cart were really good deals. The Keter shelves were on sale at Buy 1, Take 1. The Epicurious 5oz Chili Pot, too. In that box on top of the drink dispensers are Kotex Unscented Extra Long Liners, 22ct. that were on sale at P99.95, Buy 1 Take 1. Beneath the heap are beach towels that were on sale at P599.95, Buy 1 Take 1.

Happy hoarding, friends!

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

#HoarderDiaries | IT'S BACK!!! MEMBERS' TREAT IS BACK!!!

Interrupting regular programming with this announcement. Yes, a little late for the blog - only because I haven't had time to blog lately. Did I say lately? I feel like I have been absent the whole year!

Received this announcement from the folks at S&R some two weeks ago. Because I wasn't online much during that time, I managed to announce on social media last week. These are exciting times for the hoarder like me, I tell ya. We have Sale events happening left and right.

Yes, folks. It is back, and it is happening this week. Friday, to be exact.


Not all, but a lot. The rest they shall save for the patient hoarder on Friday - that's me. Hahaha!

I shall try to check out the Congressional store tomorrow if I have time. Meanwhile, here are some items going on sale! More announcements will be posted tomorrow. So stay tuned!

S&R Members' Treat 2016 is happening this weekend - from September 30 to October 2! And guess what? The SALE is going to happen NATIONWIDE - yes, AT ALL BRANCHES!

See you there, hoarders!

Monday, September 19, 2016


I had the privilege of meeting my favorite daily vloggers a few weeks ago. I had won a trip to the US for VidCon, but unfortunately could not go. KY went instead, and got to have lunch with Judy and Benji Travis of itsjudyslife. This was back in June.

Early last month, I received an email from Judy telling me that they were flying over for work with Convoy of Hope - the charity they had supported for Dancember, and that there was a slight chance we could meet!

Of course I was excited. But since this wasn't a sure thing, I had to keep mum about it, and only told my girls.

Judy and Benji Travis have been running Dancember, a seasonal fundraiser to give back to community, from their home garage for the past 7 years or so. Last year, their chosen charity was Convoy of Hope - an organization that helps feed street kids in the Philippines and other parts of the world. The Travis couple flew in to check on the progress of one of their projects in Iloilo.

After their trip, Judy happened to show their eldest daughter, Julianna, who will soon be 4, a video of the kids they were helping at Convoy of Hope. This is the video below.

As a parent, it warms my heart to see Julianna's compassion for these kids. Because I am tuned in to their daily vlogs, I see how Judy and Benji try to raise compassionate kids, and how they make it a point to stress the importance of sharing. I often wonder how my own kids would react to something like this.

A few weeks ago, for Linggo Ng Wika, RL came home to tell us this story.

RL, as Senator Manny Pacquiao for Linggo Ng Wika Day.

RL: "Mom, my friend Carlos came to school wearing a vest. He had no other shirt inside and the kids were making fun of him."
KAYE: "Awww. Did he cry?"
RL: "No, because I spoke to my classmates and told them to put themselves in Carlos' place. What if their moms made them wear an Igorot costume, and they had no inner shirt. And then their classmates would laugh at them. How would they feel?"
K: "Then, what happened?"
RL: "Then no one laughed anymore."

Parenting is hard work. But with kids like these, I guess we are doing something right.

Thursday, August 18, 2016

#HoarderDiaries | TOY KINGDOM TOY EXPO 2016!

Guess what's happening this weekend? It is the most awaited gathering of toys in the Philippines, and it is happening at the 2nd Level of the SMX Convention Center from August 19 through 21, 2016 - The (Amazing!!!) 2016 Toy Expo!

Get first dibs on the newest toys at special prices and deals! Lotsa fun activities for the whole family! Also get a sneak peek on upcoming Holiday toys, PLUS! Meet and greet your favorite characters!

My kids and I are looking forward to this event, but this weekend is busy, so everything is on a "we-shall-see" basis. My kids are hopeful though. Haha!

Check out the list of participating brands, as well as the schedule of activities for the weekend! And yes, if ever the stars align, we see you there!

19 - 21 AUGUST | SMX MOA 
10AM TO 10PM

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