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I am a great fan of sales and great deals! That is why I am a great fan of Booky!
As a mom, I find it important to enjoy good food with the family while saving money.
Which is why I think the Booky App is great!
Are you also a fan of Buy 1 Take 1 deals? If you are, have you ever heard of Booky?
I am obsessed with coffee, donuts, gelatos, ice creams, milk teas and all things food.
I’m trying to save on money but I am having trouble stopping myself when it comes to coffees and donuts and cakes.
But, when I heard about Booky, I was so elated because now, I can definitely have my favorites without hurting my wallet.
I always set a budget for eating out and I make sure I don’t go over it.
As important as going out and having fun with family, is as saving money and sticking to your budget. Most especially if you’re not earning much but still wanted to live comfortably, just like me.
I love Booky and I think I will be a loyal subscriber.
WHAT IS BOOKY?
Booky is currently the #1 Food App in the Philippines. The app offer Buy 1 Take 1 deals and great discounts up to 50% off from a lot of restaurants.
Booky Prime is their membership subscription that lets you claim exclusive member offers at over 4,000 partners across the Philippines.
Why go Prime?
- Save money everyday
- Get new recommendations
- Stress-free reservations
- Feed others
I’m a discount addict and when I can save money, I’d take that, fo sho! The best thing I love about it is that they offer great deals from my favorite restaurants.
Booky is priced at ₱199/month for Booky Prime if without promotion. But, GOOD NEWS! Booky offers 1-month free subscription that allows you to take advantage of the BOGO deals for a month! Yes, a month! In my first month, I was able to buy 2 medium-sized Signature coffee with 2 Glazed Donuts *my faaaaave* for only ₱129!
Booky also got deals not just for restaurants but also for Gym subscriptions and Skin Clinics. The app allows you to search for a place so you can get deals wherever you are.
Say, we were at MOA and we wanted to have coffee, so we looked up SM MOA and the deals showed up in three different categories: Eat, Move and Glam.
We chose what we wanted and went to the cafe.
All you have to do is show it to the cashier and that’s it.
After a month, when our Free Booky Expired, we upgraded to Booky Prime where they offer 3 months of Prime for only ₱9 *parang Spotify lang eh* if you haven’t tried Booky Prime before. Which is also a steal, so we took advantage of it.
This is when we tried 2 Medium Mocha Javakula Coffee for only ₱195 at Seattle’s Best which is deemed pretty reasonable considering the price we’ll pay to get two.
Gave me an extra buck to try their Yema Cacao Cake *luuuurve it btw*.
Imagine spending almost ₱500 pesos for coffee and I know, you can have coffee at home but sometimes, it feels good to splurge a little and treat yourself.
So far, we had a great experience with Booky and we loved it.
Always make sure to update your Booky App because they add new coupons every week.
How do you claim your BOGO?
STEP 1: Select a coupon
Open the App and select a coupon. On the upper side, there’s a tab that says “Buy 1 Get 1 deals” – this is where you’ll see all the BOGO deals.
It’s easier to use the search button to look up your current location and the deals would show up.
STEP 2: Select a branch and swipe the orange button to claim.
Swipe the CLAIM NOW button once you’re inside the restaurant because there’s a 10-minute timer and you have to claim your BOGO before the timer runs out.
STEP 3: Show the staff your unique code.
They will note it down, and start prepping your 2 for 1 order.
Will I use it again?
Yes, for sure. I actually just renewed for another 3 months.
Download Booky Here
How Can I Save Money While Eating Out?
1. Take advantage of food apps and deals:
Like Booky, and GCash — these two are what we always use to get discounts. You can also try Eatigo, a new app that offers great deals if you reserve in advance.
2. Get The Birthday Discount:
You’re already eating out with your family so why not take advantage of this one? A lot of restaurants offer Birthday Discounts most especially buffets. This is a really good deal to take advantage.
3. Skip The Appetizer:
You’re eating out because you’re hungry and appetizer will make you hungrier thus ordering more foods. We’ll just take the entree, Monsieur. Merci.
4. Go during happy hour:
A lot of restaurants are having promotions at around 2-5 PM. We always take advantage of the BOGO sushi at Tsuru Restaurant when we were still in Davao during happy hour.
5. Avoid the upgrades.
The Iced Tea and pineapple juice upgrades are a rip-off or any juices at all. You know water’s still your best choice right? Or go with the free soda if there’s one. Seriously, it’s an extra 25php for that upgrade, and they won’t tell you how much the upgrade price is unless you ask. Bad cheetah!
Anyhow, these are the ones that I apply whenever we eat out. I hate spending grand on restos that’s why we use apps like Booky.
Check out their list of best cafe’s and plan that date night with your loved ones!
UPDATE: Booky Prime has updated the categories in their app. From Eat, Move, Glam. They’ve updated it to EAT, MOVE, GLAM, RELAX, PLAY!