Globe GCASH, American Express® brings the US' Black Friday Sale to the Philippines
November 20, 2012
Another first in the country
Every year in the United States, millions of shoppers take advantage of massive savings offered by malls during Black Friday, a special discount shopping day after Thanksgiving Day that only happens in the US. During Black Friday, people come in droves, often lining up in the wee hours of the morning outside the stores just to catch the best deals.
Now you too can avail of the huge discounts offered by some of the biggest online shopping sites in the US like Best Buy, K-Mart, Target, and Amazon during their Black Friday Sale with the new GCASH American Express® Virtual Card!
A tie-up between two giants—GCASH, the pioneering mobile commerce service of Globe Telecom, and American Express, the global services company—the GCASH American Express Virtual Card, which is linked to the user's existing GCASH mobile wallet, enables customers to use their GCASH to pay for purchases conveniently and securely at international online sites and app stores that accept American Express.
"Black Friday is the biggest pre-Christmas shopping sale in the US and now that Christmas is fast approaching, you can enjoy your gift-buying in the US with big discounts using the GCASH American Express® Virtual Card! This is the most-awaited sale in the US and now, we can all shop even if we're here in the Philippines," said Globe President and CEO Ernest Cu. Black Friday this year will be held on November 23 in the United States.
"For many years, shoppers in the US have enjoyed massive savings on great products as a result of 'Black Friday. Now Filipinos can too," added Cu.
"With the GCASH American Express Virtual Card, you simply need your GCASH wallet to pay for your purchases even if you don't have a credit card. And what is good about the Virtual Card is that even if most US online sites only deliver within the US you don't have to worry how to get the goods delivered to the Philippines. We provide you with a personalized US address where your goods can be delivered and from there, you can have them shipped to the Philippines right to your doorstep at very low shipping rates," said Paolo Baltao, President of G-Xchange, Inc. (GXI), a fully-owned subsidiary of Globe Telecom and operator of GCASH.
Getting the GCASH American Express Virtual Card is fast and easy. Simply register your GCASH wallet and email address online at www.globe.com.ph/gcash-amex. Once we have validated your account, you will immediately receive your virtual card number, your personalized US shipping address, and other pertinent information via email so you can already start shopping. Just remember that you need to have enough balance in your GCASH wallet for the transaction to push through. Converting cash to GCASH is FREE at any over 7,000 GCASH outlets nationwide.
First-time subscribers get a one month free trial. After the trial, subscribers can continue with the subscription by paying as low as P250 per year via GCASH or charge it to their postpaid bill. Monthly and semi-annual subscriptions are also available.
To find out more about the GCASH American Express Virtual Card, just visit www.globe.com.ph/gcash-amex.
For more information, please contact:
Ms. Yoly C. Crisanto
Head, Corporate Communications
Globe Telecom, Inc.
Tel. No. (02) 730-2627
Email address: [email protected]