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Friday, June 21, 2019

The Best Way to Lock your Mobile Phone

Every mobile device has a built-in capability to screen lock for security reasons. Most of us set our device to automatically lock when it goes to sleep to avoid accidentally calling someone or delete important apps or files. Also, we don't want other people to readily have access to our devices. 

But have you thought about what is the best way to lock our phones? 

Whether you choose to set a PIN, Pattern or Swipe, one should opt to lock his or her phone screen in a way it would allow them to get free mobile load or gift certificates. 

Is this even possible and legit? Yes, definitely. PERA SWIPE is the latest popular mobile app available for Android users. You can download it for free at Google Play Store

PERA SWIPE aims to provide an efficient all-in-one lock screen platform for Filipino smartphone users. PERA SWIPE will also bring added value to content and promotions by rewarding users with points that can be redeemed for mobile load and other prizes.

How do you get points? There are actually various ways to get PERA SWIPE points. 

First, by swiping left or right.
  • Get +1 point from every swipe.
  • Get +3 points for up to 4 times every hour.
  • Get more points from lock screen events and app installs.
  • Swipe and scroll up and down on your PERA SWIPE lock screen 100 times a day and get 30 bonus points the next day.
  • Earn up to 200+ points every day by just swiping!

Second, joining events and contests conducted by PERA SWIPE.
  • Follow PERA SWIPE’s events and announcements in the app or on their Facebook page to join contests and win exciting prizes from Gift Certificates to Smartphones and even flight tickets!

Lastly, inviting friends to install PERA SWIPE. 
  • Earn 555 points from referring friends. The more friends you invite, the more points you can get.

It's very easy, right? So, what are you waiting for? Download now at and sign-up using this referral code: mymetrolifestyle and get 555 points instantly! 

Do you have any questions? Feel free to comment below.

Thursday, June 20, 2019

FREE Premium Bus Rides and Shuttle Transfers from NAIA

Public transportation has drastically improved because of the availability of premium buses. Due to the traffic and high fuel prices, I  personally prefer not to be picked up at the airport whenever I am in Manila. Instead, I just take these P2P buses. After all, it's safe, convenient and very cost-effective.

So if you haven't tried this service or if you love taking these NAIA shuttle transfers, you are in for a treat! Here's how you can get a free ticket/ ride: 

Go to:

Pick a bus schedule that's most convenient with your arrival time and choose among many premium bus options. 

Aside from non-stop travel from the airport to your choice of destination, these buses are also equipped with Wi-Fi to keep you connected while on the road. No need to worry about your time of arrival as a new bus will come every 30 minutes. 

Bus Service Routes and Schedule:

NAIA to/from Century City Mall Makati

  • NAIA Terminals 1-3 to Century City Mall: 4:30am-9:00pm
  • Century City Mall to NAIA: 6:00am-11:00pm
NAIA to/from Roxas Blvd. Area
  • NAIA Terminals 1-3 to Heritage Hotel, Midas Hotel, Atrium Hotel, Networld Hotel, Hotel Jen, Diamond Hotel, Robinsons Place Manila, New World Manila, Pan Pacific, Century Park Hotel, Manila Pavillion, Manila Hotel, Bayleaf Hotel Manila, Bayview Park Hotel, and Luneta Hotel: 8:00am-11:00pm
  • Roxas Blvd. Area to NAIA: 10:00am-10:00pm
NAIA to/from SM Mall of Asia and Entertainment City Vicinity
  • NAIA Terminals 1-3 to SM Mall of Asia (MOA), Kabayan Hotel, Conrad Manila, Microtel, Golden Phoenix Hotel, Hotel 101, Red Planet, Solaire Resort & Casino, City of Dreams, Icon Hotel, and Paranaque Integrated Terminal Exchange (PITX): 8:00am-11:00pm
  • SM Mall of Asia and Entertainment City Vicinity to NAIA: 10:00am-10:00pm

Point to Point Bus Service:

  • Please note: For arrival transfers, participants originating from Terminals 1,2, and 4 will be picked up and transferred to Terminal 3
NAIA to/from Ortigas
  • NAIA Terminal 3 to Robinsons Galleria: Departs every 6:00am, 7:30am, 9:00am, 11:00am, 1:00pm, 3:00pm, 5:00pm, 7:00pm, and 9:00pm
  • Robinsons Galleria to NAIA: Departs every 6:00am, 7:30am, 9:00am, 11:00am, 1:00pm, 3:00pm, 5:00pm, 7:00pm, and 9:00pm
NAIA to/from Cubao
  • NAIA Terminal 3 to Araneta Cubao: Departs every 4:30am, 5:30am, 7:00am, 9:00am, 11:00am, 1:00pm, 3:00pm, 5:00pm, 7:00pm, 9:00pm, and 11:00pm
  • Araneta Cubao to NAIA: Departs every 12:00am, 2:00am, 4:30am, 5:30am, 7:00am, 9:00am, 11:00am, 1:00pm, 3:00pm, 5:00pm, 7:00pm, 9:00pm, and 11:00pm
NAIA to/from Alabang
  • NAIA Terminal 3 to Alabang Town Center/Ayala Southpark: Departs every 4:30am, 8:00am, 11:30am, 3:00pm, 7:00pm, and 11:00pm
  • NAIA Terminal 3 to Starmall Alabang: Departs every 4:00am, 7:00am, 10:30am, 2:00pm, 6:30pm, and 10:00pm
  • Alabang Town Center to NAIA: Departs every 3:30am, 6:30am, 10:30am, 1:30pm, 5:00pm, and 9:00pm
  • Ayala South Park to NAIA: Departs every 3:00am, 6:00am, 10:00am, 1:00pm, 4:30pm, and 8:30pm
  • Starmall Alabang to NAIA: Departs every 2:30am, 5:30am, 9:00am, 12:30pm, 4:00pm, 8:30pm, and 11:30pm
NAIA to/from Sta. Rosa
  • NAIA Terminal 3 to Solenad 2 Nuvali: Departs every 3:30am, 7:30am, 12:30pm, 5:30pm, and 10:30pm
  • NAIA Terminal 3 to Robinsons Tagapo: Departs every 4:30am, 9:00am, 2:00pm, 7:00pm, and 12:00pm
  • Solenad 2 Nuvali to NAIA: Departs every 2:30am, 5:00am, 10:00am, 3:00pm, 8:00pm, and 12:00am
  • Robinsons Tagapo to NAIA: Departs every 3:00am, 6:30am, 11:30am, 4:30pm, and 10:00pm

Meet Up Information:

  • Please be at the meet up location 15 minutes prior to your preferred departure time
  • An UBE Express representative will be waiting at these meet up locations holding a Klook placard for 30 minutes before proceeding with the transfer
  • If you arrive past the waiting time and cannot be contacted, you will be considered a no-show. The bus will leave and you will have to catch the next bus
Makati to NAIA
  • Location: Century City Mall
  • Address: Century City Mall, Kalayaan Avenue, Barangay Poblacion, Makati City, Metro Manila, Philippines. Please see map for reference
Roxas Bldv. Area to NAIA
  • Location: Robinsons Place Manila
  • Address: Robinsons Place Manila, Pedro Gil Street, Ermita, Manila. Please see map for reference
Entertainment City and Mall of Asia to NAIA
  • Location: Paranaque Integrated Terminal Exchange (PITX)
  • Address: Paranaque Integrated Terminal Exchange (PITX), Diosdado Macapagal Blvd., Paranaque City. Please see mapfor reference
Ortigas to NAIA
  • Location: Robinsons Galleria, waiting shed of Robinsons Ortigas beside EDSA Shrine Chapel
  • Address: Robinsons Galleria EDSA Shrine Chapel, Ortigas Center, Quezon City, Metro Manila. Please see map for reference
Cubao to NAIA
  • Location: Araneta Center Bus Terminal, General Aguinaldo Ave. at the back of Shopwise
  • Address: Araneta Center Bus Terminal, Times Square Ave, Cubao, Quezon City, Metro Manila. Please see map for reference
Alabang to NAIA
  • Location: Ayala South Park
  • Address: Ayala South Park, National Road, Brgy. Alabang, Muntinlupa, Metro Manila. Please see map for reference
  • Location: Alabang Town Center
  • Address: Alabang Town Center, Ayala Alabang, Muntinlupa, Metro Manila. Please see map for reference
  • Location: Starmall Alabang Entrance
  • Address: Starmall Alabang, South Super Highway, Alabang, Muntinlupa, Metro Manila. Please see map for reference
Sta. Rosa to NAIA
  • Location: Solenad 2 Nuvali near Roinsons Supermarket, Solenad 2
  • Address: Solenad 2, Santa Rosa - Tagaytay Rd, Nuvali Boulevard, Don Jose, Santa Rosa, 4026 Laguna. Please see map for reference
  • Location: Robinsons Tagapo near Robinsons Mall, old National Sta. Rosa Laguna
  • Address: Robinsons Sta. Rosa, Old National Highway, Santa Rosa, Laguna. Please see map for reference

Important reminders: 
  • Valid for new accounts only. 
  • Just choose Dragonpay/ OTC-Bank as the payment method. Since order total is zero. The order will be automatically be confirmed.
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Wednesday, June 19, 2019

[NATIONWIDE] Where can you donate your old clothes?

Did you know that you can donate your old clothes to H&M?

H&M Philippines encourages customers to bring and donate their old clothes (whether in good or bad condition) in exchange for store discount vouchers. This is their way of helping lessen the garbage brought about by the fashion industry. After all, fashion is too precious to end up in the landfills.  

How to donate?

There is no minimum number of pieces. You just have to fill a paper bag with old clothing (no matter what brand or condition) and bring to any H&M store nationwide. 

However, please take note that there is a limit of only 2 vouchers per customer per day regardless of how much clothes you are donating. (Approximately one bag full of clothes is equal to one 15% discount voucher) 

If you are curious what does H&M does with these donated clothes, these old garments are collected by their partner, I:Collect. These are then sorted into three categories: 

  • Rewear – old clothes that are still in good condition and can be resold.
  • Reuse – old clothes and textiles that can be reused and turned into other materials like cleaning cloths.
  • Recycle – everything else is turned into textile fibers, and used for things like insulation.
The proceeds are donated to H&M Foundation and split between social projects and recycling projects. Also, for every kilogram of garment collected, I:Collect donates 0.02 euros UNICEF Philippines. You can read more about it here

So, what are you waiting for? It's about time we all get stylish yet responsible Filipino citizens. Whether you are from Manila, Cebu, Davao or Bacolod, you can now donate your old clothes to any H&M branch in the Philippines. 

UPDATE: I just donated another bag last August 17, 2018. So, for those who are asking -- yes, this is still ongoing. Also, here's the voucher that they are giving away. 

FREE Trampoline Park PH Admission Tickets

If you're based in Manila, here's your chance to visit the Trampoline Park in Mandaluyong for FREE.

Trampoline Park Philippines is like a huge playground where you jump on the 60 interconnected trampolines on the floor and walls! You can fly high and dive into thousands of foam cubes waiting for your softest landing ever or you can play with or against your family and friends in an aerial game of dodgeball or volleyball. If you're feeling a bit adventurous, go slam dunking and get free parkour training from well-trained staff. 
Source: Trampoline Park FB Page
Now, here's the best part -- you can get FREE Admission tickets (1-hour Weekday Flying Adventure.)  


Here are some important reminders: 
  • Valid for new accounts only. 
  • Just choose Dragonpay/ OTC-Bank as the payment method. Since order total is zero. The order will be automatically be confirmed.
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Monday, June 17, 2019

Skip the line. Transfer funds through GCASH’s Instapay to Bank

Being a work-at-home professional is the best thing that happened to me. It gave me an opportunity to work at the comforts of our home while avoiding the stress of the daily commute. Though freelancing has gained popularity over the years, still I am often asked, “How do you get paid?” There are actually a lot of payment options available for online workers but I prefer GCASH for many reasons including its latest feature, Instapay to Bank*

GCASH is like a "central unit" for all my payment/ financial transactions. It can be readily used for online and in-store purchases, I can make withdrawals through my GCASH Mastercard, and I can readily transfer funds to my bank account.

Instapay to Bank allows users to deposit/ transfer funds without any additional cost to over 30 partner banks nationwide. A transaction can be completed in just 2-3 minutes. I bet you heard stories about people lining up inside the bank for 4-5 hours just to make a deposit. So, this option is truly a life-saver especially for online workers like me who rarely go out to complete errands or to people who are really busy and do not have the luxury of time to queue.

Let me share a recent transaction I had from one of my clients who usually pays me through bank deposit but this time, we opted for GCASH instead. 

After I said yes and in just a few minutes, she sent me another message telling me to check my GCASH account. 

Since I want to add these funds to my savings account. I immediately transferred it to my bank account and it is possible in just four (4) easy steps: 

1. Open your GCASH account and login. 

2. Select "Bank Transfer" 

3. Select "Partner Bank." Currently, the service is available to 37 partner banks nationwide. In my case, I opted for BPI. 

4. Enter details such as account number and account name. Adding the email address is just optional then click "Send money."

If you notice, it says "Your convenience fee is waived for this transaction." This means that using the service is absolutely free.  

And you're done! You can expect to receive a confirmation message that looks like this. 

So, it's very easy and please check my last screenshot, I was able to make this banking transaction at 8:24 PM. How cool is that? 

Imagine the possibilities of you paying your online suppliers anytime or scenarios where you forgot to send your kid’s allowance or simply you had a busy day and had no time to go to the bank. 

So, what are you waiting for? Download the GCASH app, sign-up today and enjoy the convenience of GCASH’s Instapay to Bank

Don't forget to register via this link: and get Php 50 instantly.

*This Service is powered by InstaPay, an initiative of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas that allows you to electronically transfer funds to and from banks in real time as well as non-bank e-money issuers in the Philippines. Funds can be transferred through mobile wallets and internet banking facility.