Make a list, check it twice, then download an app to score sale items.
WhatsOnSale is a “premium” lifestyle app that gathers all sales you can get your hands on—from gift items to dining deals. It is available for free on Apple and Android devices, and is a proudly locally made app created by Vortechnologie Labs Inc., headed by president George Soriano.
“Filipinos love shopping and sales,” he said during the recent launch in Eastwood Mall. “We want customers to have real-time information about sales and discounts even before they hit the mall.”
The app is easy-to-use and has a clean but playful interface; signing up is optional.
Clothes, shoes, food
WhatsOnSale has a search function where one can look for specifics such as shoes or bags. It also lets users browse by categories. The sales are listed under labels, such as Shopping, which has subcategories Fashion & Apparel, Bookstores & Office Supplies, Cars & Accessories, Electronics & Gadgets, Home & Kitchen.
Under Services, one can find discounts on nail care and massages, even gas station promos! Travel and Leisure lists airline and hotel offers. Entertainment features gigs and shows.
WhatsOnSale features GPS mapping that leads you to the shop you’re looking for. One may also use the Near Me function that shows sales, say, if you’re in a particular mall or city and want to check out the shops holding sales first.
Done shopping and feeling accomplished? Now it’s time to be interactive and show your stash to your followers. The Share Your Finds function lets one upload photos on Facebook and Twitter. Frequent buyers who use the app may also get coupons from exclusive merchants.
Content manager Elizabeth Bataller said using the app helps make holiday shopping easier.
“It is updated daily, and one can subscribe for notification alerts,” she added. She also clarified that orders cannot be made through the app which is a “premium” shopping guide.
Among the merchants holding holiday promos as of this writing are Xoxo, CLN, Toys ‘R’ Us, True Value, Lucky Chinatown Mall, Discovery Suites, Air Asia, Star Cruises, Lugang Café, Krazy Garlik, Buddha Bar, Eastwood Café, Brothers Burger. There are also updates on bazaar schedules.
If you enjoy the app so much and run out of battery, Vortechnologie Labs Inc. also distributes MiPow backup batteries, chargers, headsets and speakers—practical gifts for anyone, whether naughty or nice.