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Balikbayan Box: Most Requested Items

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As Filipinos, we always look forward for Balikbayan boxes or care packages from our loved ones abroad. Because of the internet and social media, we became more acquainted with famous imported products. The unique fragrance you smell as soon as you open the box makes us so excited to rummage inside it. I asked a few people on Facebook what they expect or want to see inside their Balikbayan boxes when they receive one. These are the common answers I got:

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Chocolates and Candies

When I asked them the question, the first thing they all answered were either chocolates or candies. This is the all-time favorite of Filipinos. You can never say it’s a Balikbayan box without chocolates inside. That is how Filipinos love sweets so much, especially kids. Chocolates from other countries are way cheaper compared here, that’s why it is in demand. Aside from the sweet chocolates, some Filipinos also like the sour candies and gummy candies which are not found locally.

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Clothing and Shoes

Normally, OFWs would send branded clothes because it can be purchased in a much cheaper price abroad. It wouldn’t matter if it’s brand new or slightly used as long as it’s been sent by their loved ones and has value. Some forms of clothing they would send are shirts, jackets, coats (even though it’s hot in the Philippines), shorts and more.

Filipinos are such big fans of shoes from abroad. The most common shoes we normally ask from our loved ones abroad are either running shoes, basketball shoes or casual shoes. We like shoes abroad, especially from the US, because we think that shoes and other products in US are of excellent quality.

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Toys

Whenever we send care packages to our families, kids would always look for the toys.  If you are receiving Balikbayan boxes from USA, you might have seen Ty™, the small-sized stuff toys brand, which is commonly found inside the boxes. I’ve always heard from kids that they wanted either Lego, Barbie or Gundam toys. Can you imagine the excitement and joy they would feel as soon as they open the box and see the toys they’ve always wished to have.

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Electronic Gadgets

Having the latest electronic gadget these days, especially for younger generation, is such a big deal. When OFWs would ask their children what they wanted, they would either request for video game consoles, smart phones, or tablets. As technology speedily upgrades, there are lots of new electronic devices in the market.

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Canned Goods and Other Food Products

This is where everyone becomes happy. It’ll never be a Balikbayan box without Spam. Food products in some countries are not that expensive so families would prefer all of these in the boxes. Be careful with packing too much because cans contribute a lot on the weight of the box and it could cost you a lot. Also, be aware that we are not allowed to send perishable goods and fluids.

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The fear of Balikbayan boxes going through the customs can already be laid to rest because there are lots of online grocery shopping stores where you can buy groceries online for your family without sending them overseas.

There are more unique things you can put inside your box. The most important thing here is, you try to make them happy and make up for the years that you weren’t physically there for your family. Sending care packages to your families is a great way to show love to them. Not because of the material things found inside that box, but because you’ve given every strength and effort to support and love them.

BayanMall.com, the best online grocery shopping store in the Philippines,  offers a wide variety of imported grocery items, electronic gadgets, and clothing just for your family. We can even prepare your Balikbayan box for your family.

We’d like to help you make your lives better even though you’re far from your loved ones. We help connect families together through the products and services that we offer, as if you’re the one shopping for them.

 

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Pre-Holiday Promo | BayanMall Online Shopping

Who said it’s too early for Christmas? When -Ber Months start, it sure feels like Christmas already here in the Philippines. BayanMall Online Shopping brings you a Pre-Holiday Promo! We’re giving out discounts and free delivery as an early treat for Christmas just for you! Here’s how:

Mechanics:

  1. Purchase P5,000 worth of groceries or above at BayanMall.com.
  2. Promo applies ONLY to grocery items and packages.
  3. Promo runs from October 17-31, 2016.
  4. Payment must be not later than October 31, 2016.
AMOUNT OF PURCHASE PROMO
P7,000.00 – Above Free Delivery* + 5% Discount
P5,000.00 – P6,999.99 Free Delivery*
P3,000.00 – P4,999.99 Freebie (2kg rice)

*Deliveries within the city are free. For deliveries outside the city, customer will get P500 off their total delivery charge.

So hurry! SHOP NOW! Visit our website at BayanMall.com. We deliver door-to-door anywhere sa Pinas! If you have any questions about this promo or about BayanMall Online Shopping, CLICK HERE.

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BayanMall Free Delivery Promo, Extended!

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FREE DELIVERY CHARGE PROMO

DISCOUNT OFFER

  1. All new and returning customers who will purchase products from the BayanMall Website during September 25-30, 2016 (Philippine Standard Time) will get Php 500 OFF their delivery charge.
  2. Minimum purchase is worth P7,000.
  3. Promo applies to ALL ITEMS purchased at the BayanMall website.
  4. Interested participants need to access www.BayanMall.com and place their order. The promo code of “100%off” must be used upon checkout.
  5. The promo applies to deliveries within city limits only. Additional charges will be collected for deliveries outside cities.
  6. Payment of the products ordered must be done not later than September 30, 2016 (PST).

So, what are you waiting for? SHOP NOW! Visit our website at BayanMall.com. We deliver door-to-door anywhere sa Pinas!

If you have any questions about this promo or about BayanMall Online Shopping, CLICK HERE.

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Mga OFWs Hindi Na Magpapadala ng mga Boxes

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Sa mga taga customs department sa pilipinas panuorin nyo tong video na ginawa ng kasama ko at upang matauhan kayo sa mga pinaggagawa ninyo sa mga package na ipinapadala nila sa pinas!#huwagpuropabebe#atpabobo#moron! \m/

Posted by Lloren Leo on Sunday, August 23, 2015

Ito ay isang kumakalat na video sa facebook. At dito tampok ang mensahe ng mga kababayan natin mula sa Saudi. Kung makikita nyu po sa video maayos na maayos po ang mga balikbayan boxes na yan na pinagpuyatang ibalot ng mga ofw, kahit pagud na pagud na, para ipakita ang pagmamahal nila sa mga kamag anak dito sa Pinas. Pero ang mangyayari po ay mabababoy ang mga ito sa customs, masisira na ang ilan at mananakawan pa. “Mas masaya sanang makita na ang pamilya mo ang unang makabukas ng iyong padala pero mukhang uunahan ka pa ng iba.”

ofws Ayon dito sa video makikita natin na huminto na sa pagpapadala ang mga OFW ng mga balikbayan boxes. Eh! sino ba naman ang may gusto na ganyan mangyari sa packages nyu. MAHIYA naman kayo! “Sa tuwid na daan daw? Basura galing Canada, lusot sa Customs. Mga pekeng bigas, lusot sa Customs. Mga smuggled cars, lusot sa Customs. Mga druga galing Tsina, lusot sa Customs. Meanwhile, balikbayan boxes ng mga OFWs na itinuturing na bagong bayani ng bayan, hindi lumusot sa Customs?” Bureau of Customs or BUREAU OF CORRUPTION? Need kasi ng pang 2016 election eh. “BOC huwag nyu namang gawing legal ang pagnanakaw nyu, masyado nang halata eh”. Sample lamang yan ng mga kumakalat at nagiging viral na  na mga mensaheng lumalabas sa facebook at iba pang social media. Na ang iba ay dinadaan na lang sa biro ang seryoso nilang patama.

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Kung iisipin natin ang dami pa naman sana nilang dapat gawing matino, bakit eto pa na subrang obvious. Mukhang nagiging makitid na ang paraan nila sa mga bagay na eto. Eto naman ang babala ni Mayor Duterte- ” If I become a president, I can assure you upon the grave of my father..the charges wont be corruption but it would be something like multiple murder and genoside..But if I  ever file a certificate of candidacy for president. I’m telling the Filipino people now! Do not vote for me, because it will be bloody.” Eto ay sinabi nya sa interview sa News5 na EXCLUSIVE | MAYOR DUTERTE, NAGBABALA SA LAHAT NG GUSTONG BUMOTO SA KANYA.
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