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Survive Last-Minute Holiday Shopping With These 6 Hacks

December 21, 2023


Tick-tock goes the holiday clock, and suddenly, you’re in the holiday shopping race against time. For all you spirited shoppers sprinting through the season, consider this your guide on how to survive last-minute holiday shopping from SM Store. 

We know your to-do list didn’t wrap itself, and that’s why we’re here to deck the malls with boughs of folly-proof plans. Embrace the joy of the season with a dash of creativity and our merry little hacks that will have you filling that gift list faster than Santa’s sleigh on turbo.

1. Order via SM Store Personal Shopper

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During the bustling holiday season, SM Store Personal Shopper becomes your ultimate time-saving ally. Imagine ticking off all your purchases without the hassle of navigating crowded malls or long queues. Here’s why:

  • Same-Day Delivery: You can have your purchases delivered on the same day. Simply purchase your orders within the cut-off period and get your orders before the day ends.
  • Personalized Service: Dedicated shoppers select the finest products catering to your needs.
  • Convenience: Shop from anywhere! Just call or message, and your shopping list is good as done.
  • Expert Selection: Personal shoppers with keen eyes for quality will find the perfect items for you. They may even recommend the best products you can add to your shopping list.
  • Flexible Pick-Up Options: Choose between our Click and Collect service or have your items delivered right to your doorstep.

Skip the holiday rush! With SM Store Personal Shopper, your gifts are just a call away, leaving you with more time to spend on what truly matters – creating holiday memories.

2. Check Out Sale Dates

Before you plan your shopping spree, take a moment to mark your calendars with SM Store’s sale dates! Watch out for our Christmas sales and promos so you can grab the best holiday deals. Catch exclusive discounts during special promotions, flexible payment promos, and more.

By staying alert to sale dates at SM Store, you can plan your last-minute holiday shopping strategically to take full advantage of seasonal promotions and additional discounts.

3. Use SMAC for More Discounts

Holiday shopping can often be a whirlwind of stress and last-minute scrambles, but SMAC cardholders have a secret weapon. Here are the benefits of using your SMAC during the festive rush:

  • Earn points as you complete your shopping list with your SMAC. More points, more rewards to redeem!


  • Revel in additional savings exclusive to SMAC members—just in time for holiday deals. Enjoy access to members-exclusive sale events using your SMAC.


  • Got SMAC Prestige? Use it and step into relaxation after shopping at select SM Store branches, where the Prestige Lounge awaits ample amenities to soothe the weary shopper.


  • Experience the privilege of priority fitting rooms with your SMAC Prestige Card for a seamless shopping stint this holiday.

Maximize your shopping efficiency and enjoy distinctive perks with SMAC, making every last-minute gift purchase a delightful experience.

4. Avail Free Gift Wrapping

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Don’t let gift wrapping consume your precious time. SM Store’s free gift-wrapping service transforms your shopping experience by swiftly turning your purchases into beautifully wrapped presents ready for any festivity.

Access this fantastic service in a few easy steps:

  • Shop for your gifts at SM Store.
  • Spend a minimum of ₱500.
  • Visit the gift wrapping counter in SM Store with your proof of purchase.

For SMAC cardholders, the minimum spend is halved to ₱250! What’s more, SMAC Prestige members can enjoy no minimum purchase for free gift-wrapping.

Multiple gifts are no problem, as SM Store is prepared to accommodate your gifts. Enjoy all the extra moments you’ll save with SM gift wrapping, giving you more time to celebrate with loved ones.

5. Quick Gift Ideas

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Seeking a quick yet thoughtful gift for any occasion? Look no further than SM Store’s versatile offerings—the SM Gift Pass and SM Gift Cards. These convenient options are excellent for expressing your appreciation during Christmas, birthdays, weddings, and more.

SM Gift Pass

Give the gift of choice with the SM Gift Pass. Allow your loved ones the pleasure of buying the gift they want with this versatile gift pass. From holidays and birthdays to weddings, SM Gift Pass is a foolproof choice suitable for any occasion.

Available in P100 or P500 denomination, it’s as easy as cash and can be used across SM Store branches and partner merchants. It’s also an ideal gift choice for corporate gift-giving or events for effortless gifting. 

SM Gift Cards

Empower your recipients with the freedom to choose what they want, be it fashion, tech, or home essentials. Skip the hassle of gift-wrapping with a sleek gift card that’s easy to give during the busy holiday season. Whether it’s for personal or corporate use, SM Gift Cards enable your recipients to indulge in their shopping spree on their own terms.

6. Cash-In for Free

With the holiday season in full swing, managing our finances can add an extra layer of stress to last-minute shopping rushes. Fortunately, if you’re a GCash or Maya user, there’s one less thing to worry about because you can now cash-in to your GCash or Maya wallet for free at SM Store Customer Service counters!

So next time you’re at SM Store, remember this little holiday hack: cash-in without additional service fees at SM Store to send money to loved ones or fund your holiday shopping sprees.

With just a few days before Christmas, don’t let the holiday rush overwhelm you—visit SM Store branches today for a wide variety of gifts that will make your holiday shopping a breeze. Whether it’s for the holidays or any special occasion, SM Store offers many options to satisfy all your gifting needs. Start exploring now to find the perfect present for everyone on your list!

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