ZAP in High Definition

Dining out in Metro Manila is an exercise of our fundamental freedom of choice. With thousand of restaurant offering everything you could possibly desire, there's always something for the Filipino palate. All you have to do is choose. Alas, each choice comes with a cost -- a very tangible cost that eats into the limited monthly budget. But what if you can earn while eating out?

A group of wide-eyed dreamers came up with a solution: ZAP. "It's a cross between a rewards card and a loyalty program", said ZAP co-founder and Marketing Director Angelique Uy. "Basically, you spend X amount and earn back a percentage of that amount using just a registered mobile number. Redeem points when you buy anything from any of over 450 establishments where Zap is honored.

"For example, you buy sneakers at Adidas for Php3,000. You get 5% cashback points or Php150 by typing in your mobile number into a Zap terminal. You can then head off to Happy Lemon and use your points to buy a milk tea. Merchants also have special promotions for returning Zap users.

Tech savvy shoppers and foodies can download Zap's free mobile app, available for iOS and Android. Wherever they are, they have a list of the best places to get the best deals, literally right at their fingertips! The app lists merchants nearest your location,supplies directions getting there, allows users access and update their accounts anytime, and provides 24/7 chat support.

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Zap's merchants include restaurants, bars, gadget stores, fitness centers, spas, salons and more -- right now, they are also present at the movies! By entering the promo code "GHCINEMA" in the ZAP mobile app, you can even earn 50% cashback at Greenhills Cinemas.

Stores like Burgoo, Draft Gastropub, Banana Leaf, Vyne, Pepper Lunch, Happy Lemon, Red Mango, Illy, Mrs Fiields, Adidas, Puma, Converse, Beyond the box and Urban Ashram Manila are among over 450 establishments in Metro Manila offering 5%-20% rebates to ZAP users to date.

The super versatile ZAP platform needs no cards, smartphones or even the mobile app. All you need is a registered mobile number, and you can earn points right away! Just visit to create your account free, and start spearning (spending AND earning!)Choosing where to dine and shop has thus been simplified: Check the app or just look for the Zap cashback sign to get more out of every peso you spent.

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