Going out to shop
Stepping out to buy groceries is the quickest and cheapest way to restock. It’s also a one-stop shopping experience — you’ll likely find everything you need in one place. You also get the chance to inspect items and choose from different brands and packaging sizes.
However, going out to shop is no longer as simple as it used to be. Since most stores close earlier, you’ll have to time your shopping accordingly. You’ll have to wear a mask and carry a quarantine pass. Without public transport, you’ll have to walk or drive to the grocery. Given the social distancing rules imposed by most stores, you’ll also line up for an hour or more before getting to shop.
Going out also increases your risk of illness. You can contract virus from surfaces, crowded grocery aisles, or even cash, as per the World Health Organization. And that’s not mentioning the added layer of exposure when you get cash from ATMs, banks, and remittance centers.
To remain safe whenever you go out, practice social distancing, keep your hands clean at all times, and wash your hands as soon as you get home. The use of cash can also be prevented by using GCash Pay QR to pay for your supplies. Not only is this payment method instant and convenient, you can even use GCredit to save you from petsa de peligro moments!
Pay safely and conveniently with GCash at your nearest Puregold, Waltermart, Mercury Drug, 7-Eleven, Army Navy, and more groceries and takeout establishments! Check out all partners who accept GCash Pay QR here.
Online grocery services and online sellers have become more popular after the lockdown. Getting deliveries right at your doorstep also lets you skip all the cons of in-store grocery-shopping. Most stores have strict disinfection practices, encourage no-contact deliveries, and accept contactless payments. It’s also easier to find specialty items online, such as imported meats and seafood or fresh-baked goods.
However, you’ll have to visit different online sellers to find everything you need. Stocks are so limited that an item in your cart may be gone by the time you check out. Most online stores also have delivery delays due to the surge in demand. You’ll have to order in advance, from one day or up to two weeks ahead. Lastly, shopping online is costlier than in-store shopping, because you’ll pay extra for labor and delivery fees.
Lazmart, MetroMart, and Walter Mart are just a few of your online grocery options. Lazmart is especially convenient because you can pay right away with GCash. Just choose ‘GCash E-wallet’ on the Select Payment Method screen after you check out. Then input your mobile number, and authorize the transaction by punching in your OTP and MPIN to confirm your payment.