Spoiling yourself doesn’t have to hurt your wallet - SCOUT

OCTOBER 27, 2022


Anyone who says they aren’t motivated by rewards is probably bluffing. It doesn’t even have to be material rewards; sometimes that personal, intangible gain fills the void just fine.

While the occasional splurge is valid, there are tons of ways to spoil yourself without making your wallet hate you the next day. Like, say, scouring the internet to numb yourself from the stress of school and work.

Lucky for us, Globe’s got a ton of treats to keep us sated while we drown the dread of the next year.

Binge watch fresh picks

Tired of seeing red and black? Get into HBO GO (yeah, it’s finally available via Globe), which has all the best HBO content that isn’t just “Rick and Morty” and “Game of Thrones.” 

You’ve got spin-offs of cartoon series you’ve loved since childhood, like “Adventure Time: Distant Lands.” Now you can relive the origins of your fave slowburn ship (and find out once and for all what’s up with that band shirt). 

If you’re looking for new protagonists to root for, check out the all-girl skateboarding crew of “Betty,” the parallel universe-traveling kids of “His Dark Materials” or the cast of psychological thriller “The Undoing.” 

Peep some new stuff from your all-time faves, too. There’s the latest season of “Succession” or even the special post-season one “Euphoria” episodes. 

Just take your pick from an HBO GO monthly subscription for P149, add-ons to your current Go promos or the 14-day trial that comes with your HBO GO account if you’re still thinking about it.

Catch local movies

There’s something for y’all cinephiles, too: You can stream titles from this year’s first-ever virtual Metro Manila Film Festival through Gmovies and Upstream. 

Tickets cost P250 each, which is a great deal because you can watch with a whole group for that price. We’re already pumped with their promising lineup, so you can catch us booking tickets early to see “Fan Girl.” 

See your faves

Missed 88rising’s Double Happiness music fest early this month? Globe’s Virtual Hangouts got more up their sleeve, so fingers crossed for local acts to get the recognition they deserve (manifesting Paradise Rising, SB19 and even more of our indie faves).

Snag sweet deals

Did you just add something to your cart again? Can’t blame you, these sweet deals are just… everywhere. We got acquainted with e-wallets, and GCash’s new feature GLife has tons of vouchers to nurse your impulse buying: Lazada, Zalora, even Boozy? We’re sold (but remember to drink responsibly, my dudes). 

Climb the leaderboard

More into games? League of Legends: Wild Rift is getting its own data promos so you can keep grinding for that rank.

And we’re not kidding: You can even do all this with Globe’s new data promo, SURF4ALL. On a budget? No prob, take your pick between 9 GB (SURF4ALL99) or 20 GB (SURF4ALL249), both of which are consumable within seven days.

With that much surfing data, you can do everything you want in a week and even divide the data between multiple devices, which is great when you want to share the experience with your friends and family. And that’s getting into the holiday spirit.

Don’t forget to download the necessary apps like GCash and GlobeOne to get all these Globe treats and more that you, your friends and your fam can enjoy.


Art by Yel Sayo

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