4 Things That Will Make You Say “Money CAN Buy Happiness”

4 Things That Will Make You Say “Money CAN Buy Happiness”

 

 

 

As the saying goes, money can’t buy us happiness. Maybe not, but it sure can buy you satisfaction. All our lives we’ve been told that the key to happiness isn’t money, but a research done by Wall Street Journal showed that wealth has a positive correlation towards life satisfaction, despite the typical day-to-day problems that they faced. Their research suggested that income has more positive impact to happiness than what was previously thought.

While it is true that money doesn’t equate to true happiness all the time, we can agree that without money, the chances of unhappiness do seem to be higher. This is not just true for the affluent, but also to the common men and women. Spending money can lead to happiness, only if you spend wisely. Material things may not lead to true happiness, but spending on these things do…

Sharing is caring

Happiness is the only thing that multiplies when it’s shared. This is exactly true according to a study conducted by a professor of Psychology at the University of British Columbia. Their study has shown that people who spend money on others report more happiness, and this is what we call prosocial spending.

Sharing is caring as they say, and the more you show affection to someone (be it your family, friends, or a special person) the more fulfilled and happy you will be. And, what better way to share your happiness than to share a table filled with sumptuous cuisines!

Although sharing is good, it is also wise to ensure that you are spending within your means. Look out for good money saving deals to cut some of those spending off, such as dining discounts that are typically offered by credit cards.

There’s a wide range of money saving dining deals that you can leverage on using your BDO Credit Card!

New World Makati Hotel

50% off at Cafe 1228 on their lunch and dinner buffet.

TimeDays offeredRegular rateBDO rate
Lunch (11AM-2PM)Mon-Fri₱2,099.00₱1,049.50
Sat-Sun₱2,399.00₱1,199.50
Dinner (6PM to 10PM)Mon-Sun₱2,499.00₱1,249.50

This promotion is available to BDO Mastercard, Visa, JCB, UnionPay, Diners Club Credit Cards, American Express Cards issued by BDO and will run until September 30, 2017. Click here for more details.

30% off on all ala carte at Jasmine

Treat yourself to a sumptuous meal at the Jasmine in New World Makati and get 30% discount on all of their ala carte menu.

This promotion is available to BDO Mastercard, Visa, JCB, UnionPay, Diners Credit Cards, American Express Cards issued by BDO and will run until September 30, 2017. Click here for more details.

For reservations at Cafe 1228 and Jasmine, call (02) 811-6888.

New World Manila Bay

Market Cafe

50% OFF on lunch and dinner buffet inclusive of free flow on selected drinks.

TimeDays offeredRegular rateBDO rate
Lunch (12NN to 2:30PM)Mon-Sat₱2,000.00₱1,000.00
Sun₱2,500.00₱1,250.00
Dinner (6PM to 10PM)Mon-Thu₱2,200.00₱1,100.00
Fri-Sun₱2,500.00₱1,250.00

This promotion is available to BDO Mastercard, Visa, JCB, UnionPay, Diners Club Credit Cards, American Express Cards issued by BDO and BDO Debit Card and will run until December 30, 2017. Click here for more details.

30% off on all ala carte at Li Li and The Fireplace

Satisfy your palate with the finest Chinese cuisine and European dishes at Li Li and The Fireplace in New World Manila Bay and get 30% discount on all of their ala carte menu.

This promotion is available to BDO Mastercard, Visa, JCB, UnionPay, Diners Club Credit Cards, American Express Cards issued by BDO and BDO Debit Card and will run until December 30, 2017. Click here for more details.

For reservations at Market Place, Li Li, and The Fireplace, call (02) 252-6888.

The Café at HYATT

Get 40% off on their lunch and dinner buffet, offered daily for a minimum of two and a maximum of twelve persons. 

ScheduleRegular Rate Exclusive BDO Rate
Mon-Wed Lunch₱1,588.00₱953.00
Thu-Sat Lunch₱1,700.00₱1,020.00
Sun Lunch₱2,350.00₱1,410.00
Mon-Wed Dinner₱1,988.00₱1,193.00
Thu-Sun Dinner ₱2,188.00₱1,313.00

 Offer does not include beverages.

This promotion is available to BDO Mastercard, Visa, JCB, UnionPay, Diners Club Credit Cards, American Express Cards issued by BDO and will run until August 31, 2017. Click here for more details.

For reservations, call (02) 691-1234.

Experience the world

The pursuit of material possessions will never fully satisfy your desire for happiness, but using your money to create memories that will last a lifetime is worth it. Instead of buying things that you don’t need, use that money to book that trip to your ideal destination and gain the best experience of your life.

Traveling can help you break out from your day-to-day routine and be spontaneous in another land. It will also provide you with unique experiences that you can always look back on. Meeting new people, learning about a new culture, and being able to discover the wonders that the world has to offer can be life changing and will give you a much better perspective in life. These are just some of the reasons why traveling can make you a happier person.

But, of course, traveling comes with a price—literally. That’s where money comes in! However, ticking your travel goals off your bucket list doesn’t have to burn a hole in your wallet. With a BDO Credit Card, you can save on your travels with these promos!

Amanpulo Grand Experience

A holiday getaway in a prestigious private island resort doesn’t have to cost you an arm and a leg! You can have a luxurious island experience for as low as ₱72,980 for 3days/2nights for 2 persons.

The Amanpulo Grand Experience includes:

  • Daily breakfast for 2 persons
  • One-time Amanpulo signature massage for 2 persons
  • One-time 60-minute Pamalican Cruise
  • Double upgrade from Treetop to Beach Casita is guaranteed for a minimum of 3 nights stay and subject to availability for stays of 2 nights only.

This promotion is exclusive to qualified BDO Elite Credit Cards. Booking period is until November 15, 2017, valid for stay until December 20, 2017. Click here for more details.

Travel Now Pay Later

Traveling doesn’t have to derail your budget if you know how to manage your cash flow well. BDO’s Absolutely 0% interest on installment offer for 3 to 6 months with 1 month billing holiday for local and international travel packages is one way you can manage your travel expenses well without depleting your daily budget.

Here’s a preview of the promo offer:

PartnerInternational Journeys
DestinationRussia
HotelMOSCOW: Holiday Inn Lesnaya, Novotel Moscow Centre or Similar

ST. PETERSBURG: Park Inn Nevsky, Sokos Palace Bridge or Similar
ValidityJune to December 2017
InclusionBuy One, Take One Package

● Airfare with taxes (via Air China from Manila)

● Domestic Flight (Aeroflot or Similar Russian Airline)

● 2 nights, 4-star Hotel Accommodation in Moscow

● 3 nights, 4-star Hotel Accommodation in St. Petersburg

● Daily buffet breakfast in Moscow and St. Petersburg

● Tours based on itinerary with English speaking guide



Travel begins in October 2017.
Total cost of travel package₱189,400.00*
3 months rate at 0% interest₱63,134.00*

*Prices have been converted from US Dollar at Php50=$1

This promotion is open to all BDO-issued Credit Cardholders whose credit cards are in active status. Booking period is until December 31, 2017 through BDO accredited Travel Agencies. Click here for more details.

Plus, watch out for more travel promos at 50% OFF only with your BDO Credit Card! Click here for the complete list of must-book travel deals.

Celebrate moments by creating memories

Our family is our primary support system; not only do they pick us up when we are down, but they also provide us the love and affection we need to feel a sense of belongingness. That’s why, every milestone of our family relationship should be cherished and celebrated.  Whether it’s a birthday, an anniversary, or the arrival of a new born, one of the keys to real happiness is turning these moments into timeless memories.

Doing so will not be burdening to the pocket with BDO’s Celebrate and Pay on Installment promo.

BDO’s Celebrate and Pay on Installment

Let’s face facts. Celebrations can be expensive. The trick is to manage your expenses well with what you have. And if you have a BDO Credit Card, you can take advantage of the Celebrate and Pay on Installment promo.

The promo offers event bookings with selected merchants at Absolutely 0% interest on installment plan until December 31, 2017. As a BDO Credit Cardholder, you will also get exclusive freebies and discounts from partner hotels!

Crowne Plaza

15% discount on Food & Beverage for Crowne Plaza’s Wedding Packages (Inspired and Dream Wedding) for a minimum booking of 100 persons, available up to 6 months installment term.

Radisson Blu Cebu

Complimentary ESC Spa Voucher worth P5,000 for a minimum installment amount of P50,000, available on 3 months installment term.

Pico Sands Hotel

Complimentary 30-minute foot massage for two (2) persons at the Rain Spa for a minimum installment amount of P50,000 , available on 3 months installment term.

The District Boracay

15% discount on buffet selections and waived corkage fee for five (5) bottles of wine/spirits for a minimum booking of 50 persons, available on 3 months installment term.

This promotion is available to BDO Mastercard, Visa, JCB and UnionPay Credit Cards and American Express Cards issued by BDO and will run until December 31, 2017. Click here for more details.

Invest in your wellness

According to the World Health Organization, “Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.” That is why if you want to be truly healthy, it’s also important to take care of not just your physical health, but also your mental and social well-being. You can do this by channeling your time and energy into pampering yourself.

Also, according to a research from Bishop’s University in Quebec, people who are more self-compassionate are healthier and less stressed than those who aren’t. So, if you’re having a rough week, it’s never a bad thing to rebound from all the stress by pampering yourself. You will also make yourself look good in the process, making you radiantly happy inside out.

With a BDO Credit Card, you don’t have to stretch your pocket’s limits paying for those exorbitant spa and wellness clinics.  Simply avail any of these delightful wellness discounts and freebies:

iSkin Aesthetic Lifestyle

30% off on all of their services until December 31, 2017.

Skin Pro

FREE one (1) Derma Pro Facial session for a minimum single-receipt straight purchase of ₱3,000 on services. Offers available at Absolutely 0% installment (6 months term):

  • 40% OFF on six (6) Revlite Face sessions (₱21,600 instead of ₱36,000)
  • Free one (1) Revlite Face session when you purchase three (3) sessions of Fotona Nightlase or three (3) sessions of Fotona 4D Non-Surgical Face Lift*
  • 5% OFF on Invisalign. Offer is available at Absolutely 0% installment (up to 12 months term)

Avail of the promo until July 31, 2017 only.

Finessa Aesthetica

30% off on oxygen facial, ultra-lift (HIFU), tattoo removal, black carbon whitening laser, IPL & diode hair removal, and all slimming treatments until December 31, 2017.

These promo offers are open to BDO Mastercard, Visa, JCB, UnionPay and Diners Club Credit Cards, American Express Cards issued by BDO and BDO Debit Card.  Offers will be available until March 31, 2018 (unless otherwise specified). Click here for more details.

It cannot be denied that money can remedy some of our everyday struggles. When our needs are met, we would be less stressed. Lesser stress means better well-being, leading to more happiness!

Money can contribute to your happiness but it can also be the root of your problems. The fine line is separated by how well you are managing your money. If you have a good grasp of control over your finances, you can use money to improve your happiness, but failing to manage your money would lead to financial dire straits.

By availing the right products and services, and spending using the right card, you will be taking control of your money and essentially achieve the “happiness” that you deserve.

To find the Right Card for You, click here.

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