Coming into the holiday season, the country’s leading mobile wallet provider GCash have partnered up with The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf (CBTL) to enable customers to be able to scan to pay with the GCash App. Instead of paying in cash, all a customer needs to do is open the GCash App, point their smartphone’s camera at the GCash QR code located at a partner merchant’s counter, and input the amount to pay to settle the transaction.

On top of being able to pay with the GCash App, CBTL is also one of the first coffee chains in the nation to support Alipay QR payments, letting international customers who have the Alipay App installed on their phones to be able to pay as well. This feature is currently available in select branches, with all others to follow this year.

“We’re excited with our partnership with CBTL. On top of accepting local QR payments to help us in building a cashless nation, they’re also already accepting Alipay QR payments for international visitors, a feature which will surely make them feel welcome,” said Anthony Thomas, President and CEO of Mynt. “I’m also inviting GCash customers to scan and pay with the GCash App to enjoy P100 discount on CBTL products,” he added. Mynt is the holding company of GCash.

For a limited time only, GCash customers can enjoy a P100 discount on CBTL products. They just have to scan a P100 GCash QR voucher code using the GCash App, and then scan again upon payment to avail of the discount*. This new feature allows customers to get outright discounts on the spot instead of waiting for cashbacks.

CBTL is also set to launch their new set of holiday drinks and the 2019 Giving Journal on October 27, 2018. Their Ube Ice Blended and Chocolate Nut Ice Blended new drinks, give a very Filipino feel, a perfect fit for the Yuletide season. The 2019 Giving Journal on the other hand, will feature 4 new designs inspired by the CBTL community, proceeds of which will go to the Real Life Foundation, a non-profit organization that sends out-of-school-youth to learning institutions.

“We are excited to officially launch our partnership with GCash alongside our biggest campaign of the year. One of the brand’s pillars is innovation, and we are delighted to offer a cashless mode of payment to guests in all our stores nationwide.” said Paolo del Rosario, VP of Marketing & Business Development of The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf.

Getting a GCash account is easy. Just download the GCash App for free from the App Store or from Google Play and sign up for an account. Alternatively, you can look for @gcashofficial on Messenger and sign up.

To fund their GCash account, a user can visit over 16,000 GCash partner outlets nationwide, like 7-Eleven, SM Business Centers, Robinsons Business Centers, Puregold branches, and Villarica Pawnshop branches, and tell the cashier to cash-in to their GCash account. Cashing-in to a GCash account is free.

*Minimum product purchase of P115 required for the P100 discount

By eccentricyethappy

Christian Melanie Lee is a freelance community manager/social media manager, chatbot builder, social media consultant, and web developer. She is managing her other blogs under lifestyle, food, music/concert, and Hallyu niche. Last August 2020, her first website project, Choose Khiphop is one of the news authority about Korean Hiphop. Five months later, she and her friends formed a podcast called +82 Khiphop Podcast. In 2018, she had her stint as The Itchyworms' social media manager which lead her to do music photography in her spare time. A year later, she had a short stint as road manager for the local band, Join The Club. Currently working as freelance community manager and a PR manager.