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From Produce, Frozen Meals to Medication: Delivery Services Available During Community Quarantine

Your best options if you’re looking to restock but stay put during the rest of the lockdown



Heading into weeks three and four of the lockdown, we now have to come to terms with one tricky part of navigating community quarantine: restocking on resources. With anti-hoarding policies in place in some cities, trips to the supermarket today could take hours, easily becoming a half-day errand for the single member in the household allowed to get it done.


In light of this, brands and companies are switching things up to make sure pantries, medicine cabinets and fridges stay stocked. They’re coming straight to you. Scroll through for ways you can restock at home but stay put with these delivery services bringing essentials straight to your doorstep.


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MedExpress

MedExpress’s home delivery service was made available long before the quarantine was announced. And during the lockdown, the drugstore is doubling down on its efforts to get prescription drugs, over-the-counter products, medical supplies and devices to the people who need them.


Delivery is made via the MedExpress in-house delivery service or its partner couriers for deliveries outside Metro Manila and key cities in the Philippines. Delivery is free for orders worth P1,000 and above while a P50 delivery fee is fixed for orders below P1,000. A minimum delivery purchase of P250 is also required. Lastly, MedExpress offers flexible payment options, accepting cash-on-delivery, credit and debit card payment, online bank deposits and online credit and debit card payment.


Get in touch through any of the following mobile numbers: 0917 895 3333 (Globe), 0920 918 3333 (Smart), 0923 716 5515 (Sun). Tap here to buy medication online.


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Instafamealy Heat-&-Eat Meals

Family-friendly servings and the best of lutong bahay, Instafamealy Heat-&-Eat Meals offers homecooked dishes that are delivered frozen and are ready to eat after a quick 10-minute reheat.


Menu items change every week, so be sure to check the Instafamealy Heat-&-Eat Meals official Facebook page regularly. To order, simply send a private message, SMS or Viber message with the following information: your name, complete address, mobile number, orders and preferred delivery date. Wait for the confirmation message detailing availability of items along with your total bill. Settle payment (modes of payment available are BPI Savings, BDO Savings and Metrobank Savings, all of which can be settled online) by 5PM the day before your delivery is scheduled. Lastly, send a screenshot of your transaction as proof of your payment.


Get in touch through mobile at 0917 832 2482 or email at [email protected] to inquire or place your order.



Bounty Fresh

Apart from updating its list of stores still operating during the community quarantine, Bounty Fresh Philippines has expanded into metro-wide pickup and delivery, which means you can skip the lines at the frozen foods and fresh meats section at the supermarket. Starting March 31, shoppers can have the following items shipped to their houses.


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For details, get in touch with Princess Diaz at 0999 228 4868.


Julie’s Bakeshop

One local bakeshop taking current events in stride is Julie’s Bakeshop. Promising to serve the Filipino people and remain open every day (granted that local government mandate on store operations and curfews permit it to), select branches of Julie’s Bakeshop now offer the delivery of freshly baked goods via Grab Express and Lalamove. Bulk orders are also available for purchase.


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Mercato Centrale

Mercato Centrale returns with the soft launch of its Mercato Favorites Cloud Kitchen. All-time favorite selections such as BBQ pork ribs, lasagna, roast beef and beef teriyaki are now available for next-day delivery within Quezon City and Pasig; delivery is free for the first order, too. The only catch is Mercato Centrale accepts orders strictly between 9AM and 5PM only with a maximum of 100 orders accommodated per day. It’s best to plan ahead and act fast.


Follow Mercato Centrale on Facebook or Instagram for updates or get in touch via SMS through 0977 608 6353, 0933 546 3084 or 0933 091 8967.



Watsons

On top of its existing delivery service, Watsons Philippines has made placing orders during the quarantine easier and more convenient with direct calls now being accommodated. Inquire at the nearest Watsons stores below and see if they deliver to your area.


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Want to do your part in extending a helping hand? Support the health workers braving the frontlines by donating your Globe Rewards points. Here’s how:


  1. Download the Globe Rewards app on Google Play for Android or the App Store for Apple.

  2. Launch the app and tap “Donate” on the main dashboard.

  3. Select “PGH100” and tap “Redeem.”


Your donation will help provide much-needed test kits, alcohol and complete sets of personal protective equipment to Filipino front liners.



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