Last weekend, Rhea and I made the long trip to SM San Lazaro to join in the exciting 3 – day sale / 3- way save madness! Living all the way in Quezon City, my trip last weekend marked the first time I ever stepped into SM City San Lazaro. It’s clean, modern facade was a surprising yet delightful contrast to the surrounding area. To Rhea, I said that it looked to me like an oasis in an otherwise unfamiliar landscape.
SM San Lazaro, I discovered, was within walking distance of the Tayuman LRT Station. Rhea and I took the MRT to Taft, then switched to the LRT Line 3 to Tayuman from there. During the 3 – day sale, SM San Lazaro offered free shuttle rides to shoppers coming the train station – a very thoughtful move on the mall management’s part.
Most of the mall shoppers came from the surrounding residential communities. Hence, the mall had a chill, family vibe that I liked. Everyone was taking their time and no one seemed to be in a stressful shopping frenzy. 😉 Despite the crowd, I never felt the need to rush and hustle, which was good for my nerves. Instead, the mall had a very festive atmosphere. There were even drum beaters (I’m not sure what to call them) at the entrance to welcome everyone in. 🙂
Inside was sale heaven! Red signs were on most of the stores – it was too difficult to resist as you can literally feel everyone buzzing with the excitement of the sale. Moreover, SM City San Lazaro had what they called the 3 – Way Save:
ONE: Additional ten percent off the first two hours of Friday with SM Advantage Card!
TWO: Free P100 shopping coupon for every P2,000 single-receipt purchase on Saturday and
THREE: 5% rebate with BDO credit cards for all three days!
Plus, if those were not enough incentive, they also gave everyone a chance to win iPad minis and smart TVs with every PHP1,000 worth of shopping in a single receipt purchase.
I, for one, took the opportunity to buy myself a luggage big enough to hold my stuff for international travel. Hopefully, I’ll get to use it soon pending the approval of Chinese VISA. And look, I had a P100 savings coupon due to my purchase! 🙂
For those who missed the sale last weekend, fear not! SM San Lazaro is celebrating the Cartoon Fest until May 31. In the mall, kids and kids at heart can see displays featuring Hello Kitty Pastry Shop with Kitty and Mimi, Spongebob Box of Jellyfishing and Barbie Ballerina in Pink Shoes. There will also be toon-fest pocket activities happening on APRIL 22 for Spongebob Meet & Greet and APRIL 26 for Sesame Street so everyone can have a toon-crazy summer!
There’s even more good news in store for all SM San Lazaro shoppers with the opening of mall tenants:
- Chicken Charlie LGF
- Sisig Hooray LGF SM Foodcourt
- DQ Express LGF SM Foodcourt
- Potato Corner LGF SM Foodcourt
- Globe Telecom 3F
- In a Nutshell LGF
Hope you guys have fun shopping this summer! Watch out for more 3 – Day Sales in your favorite SM Malls. 🙂