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Samsung Experience stores ready to safely welcome customers

Will follow health and safety protocols

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Much like other businesses, Samsung Experience stores were forced to stop operating due to the coronavirus pandemic. As the Philippines slowly tried to revive its economy, the experience stores are opening their doors once more while following safety and health protocols.

Samsung Philippines adheres to the guidelines set by the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases. To keep consumers and employees safe, health and safety protocols are strictly followed – limiting the number of its customers to only 50 percent, mandatory use of masks, and frequent cleaning in all stores.

Here’s a rundown of how Samsung is complying with the rules and providing all of us a safe shopping experience.

Unique QR health declaration codes

These are installed at every entrance of Samsung Experience Stores to promote a safe and contactless contact tracing process. After completing the health declaration form, customers are greeted by Samsung Experience Store personnel, wearing face masks and face shields in the stores at all times. Health and safety precaution guidelines are also distributed inside the stores.

Product demonstrations are done side-by-side instead of face-to-face

This is also done while keeping the required safe distance of one (1) meter to make sure everyone is socially-distanced. Smart Switch self-help guides and leaflets are also issued to customers to minimize prolonged interaction in the store.

Store personnel always disinfect the display units

They do the same for frequently visited areas of the store after every customer interaction.

Acrylic sneeze shields are installed in cashier counters

This serves as a protective barrier between employees and customers. They are installed in all Samsung Experience stores.

Live Shop Assist

If you’re still not convinced there’s still Samsung’s Live Shop Assist as well as the Customer Service Hotline. Both methods connect you to a Samsung Product expert to help with your shopping needs while minimizing physical interactions in the stores.

You’ll find a list of the nearest Samsung Experience store near you here.

 

 

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Huawei devices are up to 40% off during the 3.3 sale

Vouchers are also up for grabs on Lazada and Shopee

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March marks another sale of the year, and Huawei doesn’t want to miss out on the fun. This March 3, you can get up to 40% off on select Huawei smartphones, tablets, laptops, wearables, and earbuds as part of the limited-time 3.3 Super Sale event.

Laptops and tablets on discounts

First up are discounts for Huawei’s tablets and laptops. The MateBook D series both get price discounts during the sale, making them the perfect companions for professionals and students alike. The AMD Ryzen 7-equipped MateBook D 15 is available to buy at PhP 39,990 instead of the usual PhP 40,000 retail price. Meanwhile, the AMD Ryzen 5 model has a limited-time price of PhP 35,990, down from PhP 37,990.

Meanwhile, the MateBook D 14 gets bigger discounts. From its usual price of PhP 39,990, you can now grab the AMD Ryzen 5 MateBook D 14 at PhP 35,990. The same goes for the AMD Ryzen 7 variant which goes from PhP 42,990 to PhP 39,990. As a bonus, both the MateBook D 15 and D 14 get a bundled Bluetooth speaker and a laptop bag worth PhP 2,889.

For the budding creative professionals, the MatePad 10.4 is a much tempting offer especially with its limited-time price of PhP 18,499. That is a hefty discount from its PhP 20,990 price, and you get a free Bluetooth speaker worth PhP 1,499 as part of the purchase.

Limited-time prices for a wide range of smartphones

Leading the charge for smartphone discounts is Huawei’s last year’s flagship, the P40 Pro 5G. Now at PhP 45,799, you get more bang for the buck with its top-notch cameras, blazing-fast performance, and gorgeous display. It regularly retails at PhP 50,990 so make sure to grab this deal before it’s gone. Plus, it comes with a free wireless charging table lamp worth PhP 2,499 too.

If you want to save some more but still get the best features, the Mate 30 Pro is the way to go. This 2019 flagship costs PhP 34,399 during the sale, which is indeed a hefty discount from its PhP 42,990 retail price.

Meanwhile, Huawei’s midrange devices also get discounts particularly the Nova 7i and 5T. For a flagship-like experience, the Nova 5T offers more with its tempting price tag of PhP 14,399 down from its retail price of PhP 15,990. The Nova 7i, on the other hand, will retail at PhP 11,799 down from its PhP 12,999 price tag.

Of course, smartphone discounts are incomplete without Huawei’s entry-level Y-series. You can snag the following devices at bargain prices:

  • Y9s — PhP 9,599 (SRP: PhP 11,999)
  • Y7 — PhP 5,899 (SRP: PhP 6,990)
  • Y7a — PhP 7,499 (SRP: PhP 8,999)
  • Y7p — PhP 7,999 (SRP: PhP 8,999)
  • Y6p — PhP 5,970 (SRP: PhP 5,990)

Free items are up for grabs for the Y7 and Y7a too. You get a free notebook for the Y7 while an umbrella worth PhP 499 is bundled for the Y7a.

Complete the experience with a wearable and TWS earbuds

Sometimes, you just need a reliable pair of earbuds to drown out the sound while working or studying at home. This is where Huawei’s FreeBuds line of TWS earbuds come into the scene, offering superb audio quality and features at bang-for-the-buck prices. Now, you can own one especially with these discounts on the FreeBuds 3 lineup:

  • FreeBuds Pro — PhP 6,899 (SRP: PhP 7,999) with free FreeBuds Pro case and umbrella worth PhP 1,898
  • FreeBuds 3 — PhP 5,399 (SRP: PhP 8,990)
  • FreeBuds 3i — PhP 3,990 (SRP: PhP 5,590)

Health aficionados also have something to check out on Huawei’s lineup this 3.3 sale. The Watch GT 2 Pro, Watch GT 2e, Watch Fit, and Band 4 Pro are down from their usual prices, so there is no better time to snag these especially if you want to track your health and fitness.

  • Watch GT 2 Pro — PhP 11,399 (SRP: PhP 11,999) with free Bluetooth speaker worth PhP 1,499
  • Watch GT 2e — PhP 5,909 (SRP: PhP 6,990)
  • Watch Fit — PhP 4,449 (SRP: PhP 4,999) with free notebook worth PhP 299
  • Band 4 Pro — PhP 2,399 (SRP: PhP 2,990)

More vouchers up for grabs on Lazada and Shopee

Aside from these discounts, you can also grab various vouchers when you shop on Lazada and Shopee. You can snag a limited-time PhP 100 voucher, exclusive live stream vouchers worth PhP 500, and PhP 1,000 vouchers for every PhP 5,000 minimum purchase.

To get going on the 3.3 sale, visit the Huawei official store, Lazada, or Shopee store page today.

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Race For Water is a virtual race and fundraiser for clean water access

Raise funds when you run, walk, or ride your bike

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Clean water is a right, not a privilege. As per United Nations, the average distance African and Asian women walk to collect water is six kilometers, while carrying at least one 20-liter jug.

Waves for Water Philippines, in partnership with Takbo.PH launches Race For Water, in time for Women’s Month and Water Month. The virtual fundraiser is also tribute to World Water Day, addressing the global water crisis we are facing.

Runners and fitness enthusiasts can hit their personal targets through this online event while helping people along the way. This innovative race is designed to ensure social distancing and prioritize safety among participants and beneficiaries.

“I want clean water access for everyone, how do I help?”

Wherever you are in the world, you can join the virtual event, but entitlements and raffle prizes are open to Philippine residents only. To join, you can amp up your support by walking, running, and biking that extra mile.

Sign up at app.takbo.ph and record your progress using any GPS-tracking app of your choice. For every personal target hit, there’s a monetary equivalent. Waves for Water will convert the accumulated distance traveled by all participants into liters of filtered water.

Proceeds of Race For Water will go towards building a gravity-fed water system for an upland indigenous peoples’ community in Porac, Pampanga. This ensures they have water points within meters of their homes.

“When can I sign up and join the race?”

The Virtual Race starts March 1, 2021, and will be ongoing until April 15, 2021. To know more about Race For Water, visit the fundraising page.

Follow @wavesforwaterphilippines and @race4water on Instagram, for updates on giveaways, premium raffle items, and other side events. The event is organized in partnership with H&M Philippines, Aveda Philippines, The Bouldering Hive, and co-presented by TUMI Philippines, San Miguel Corporation, and Atlas.

For more information, visit Race for Water Virtual Run | Race for Water Virtual Ride.

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realme Watch S Pro: Price and availability in the Philippines

Pro experience at an affordable price tag

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Smartphone maker realme has just launched the realme Watch S Pro in the Philippines. Dubbed as the partner for your everyday lifestyle, the “pro” smartwatch packed more than just the essential features.

Currently, it’s the company’s most premium watch. It sports a 1.39-inch AMOLED round display with high resolution and brightness and uses a powerful dual-process supporting a faster refresh rate while consuming less power.

Also, it’s equipped with a 450mAh battery that lasts up to 14 days on a single charge. It also tracks up to 15 different workout modes, thanks to its advanced dual-satellite GPS sensors.

Additionally, the smartwatch measures steps, heart rate, sleep, and even blood oxygen levels. Moreover, the smartwatch comes with a premium build where you can pair over 100+ watch faces to suit your mood and style — all while only retailing for PhP 8,990.

Shopee Mega 3.3 Shopping Sale

Heads up! The realme Watch S Pro will be available on Shopee, in time for the 3.3 Mega Shopping Sale happening on March 3, 2021, at 12:00 AM (GMT+8).

Get PhP 1,300 off for the realme Watch S Pro this 3.3 Mega Shopping Sale. From PhP 8,990, the smartwatch will be available for only PhP 7,690. Make sure to use the voucher code: GADGETZONE8 before you check out.

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