If there’s one good thing I can get as a loyal Globe subscriber even though I am not satisfied with their internet connection is the ability to use my Globe Rewards points to purchase any item I like in select partners.
I received a message from Globe last March 23 stating my earned rewards points accumulated since January 2013 will expire by April 7, 2014 if un-used. First, while reading the message, I thought how in this world I could possibly exhaust all those points? The message is below:
Globe Rewards: Hi! We’d like to remind you that the points you earned from Jan. to Dec. 2013 are valid for redemption until April 7, 2014 only. To check your points, text BAL to 4438. P1 per transaction.
Then I totally forget about it. Two days before expiry, I received another text message informing me of my total points. Only then I was reminded that my points are nearing expiry. So I sent CASHPOINTS to 4438 to know what partner stores I can use my points. Below is the reply:
Use your points to buy from our partner stores, just like cash! Go to participating KFC, Bench, Petron, Ayala Malls Cinemas, Figaro, Rose Pharmacy, Wendy’s, Memo Xpress, Toy Kingdom and Sunglass Hut branches! 1 point is equivalent to 1 peso. Text BAL to 4438 to check your points. T&Cs apply.
So then I went off to Bench in Glorietta 2. Doubting Thomas as I was, I asked first the saleslady if they are accepting Globe rewards as payment and just in case can I combine points and cash. I got an affirmative answer so I breeze on the denim pants section, looked for some styles and headed to the fitting room. Satisfied with my choice among the five choices I was given I then went through the counter.
I told the cashier that I will be paying through Globe rewards points and pay in cash for the part it can’t be covered by my available points. She told me to follow the instructions on my left. So I texted BUY 9177944277 798 to 4438 and yeah! I received the below confirmation:
You have successfully transferred 798 points to 9177944277. You have 0.90 points left. Continue to load to earn more Globe Rewards points.
I just shelled Php101.75 to complete my transaction!
Till next redemption!