The top 15 places where you can use PayMaya
Feb 11, 2016 9:00:00 AM
Did you know you can use your PayMaya to do all these things? It’s more powerful than you think.
1. Shop for clothes and gadgets online
2. Link your PayMaya wallet to PayPal
Great news, freelancers! Need to use PayPal but don’t have a credit card? Link it to your PayMaya instead.
3. Book flights and lodging around the world
Imagine being able to book a flight yourself once you see a seat sale from airlines like PAL. You’ll never miss a sale again just because you don’t have a credit card. The best part is you can use it to book unique accommodations on Airbnb, now the most popular alternative to staying at typical hotels.
4. Buy movie tickets online
This is especially useful when big blockbuster movies come out and tickets sell like hotcakes. You can reserve your tickets online (even pick seats!) ahead of everyone else at Robinson’s Movie World, SM Cinema, or Ayala Cinema’s Sureseats. It’s easy, convenient, and much better than waiting in line at the theater, watching nervously as available seats disappear one by one. (Read: How to buy movie tickets online with PayMaya)
5. Buy concert tickets online
You can buy tickets (again ahead of everyone else!) at Ticketnet, Ticketworld, or SM Tickets to catch your favorite artists live in Manila. (Read: How to get first dibs on those Coldplay tickets).
6. Buy apps/games, game credits, and in-game items
Go wild on apps & games on Google Play Store, App Store, and PlayStation Network. We know people like to buy games and gems more than apps, but there are a lot of awesome apps on the app stores that can help make your New Year’s Resolutions come true.
7. Purchase Steam credits at P1:1 Stream credit rate
Attention all gamers: you can now buy Steam credits at the Steam store with your PayMaya. Just load your PayMaya account up, and enter your card number details on Steam. PayMaya will give you a 1:1 conversion so if you buy P200 Steam credits, you will just pay the same amount–P200.
8. Get the best discounts on deal sites
A lot of deal sites offer discounts on restaurants/buffets, spa packages, and other fun experiences like Archery, Bartending 101, shooting ranges, and more on MetroDeal, DealGrocer, or Ensogo. It’s perfect for relaxing on the weekend.
9. Get Visa- or Mastercard-exclusive promos
Anytime Visa announces that they have discounts at restaurants, concert tickets, events, and the like, you can avail of those discounts because PayMaya is powered by Visa.
10. Listen to music on the road with no WiFi or mobile data
It’s magical to be able to listen to your favorite music at high quality with no ads, just music. You can also download and listen to the songs offline if you don’t have data. You can get this on with music streaming apps Spotify and Deezer (Read: How to listen to music offline with Deezer and Spotify)
11. Buff up your hobbies and interests
The world is your oyster and there’s plenty of things to learn. Now you can buy E-books, online classes/courses, software/ programs, subscriptions to news/magazines, design resources, and more.
12. Order food online with foodpanda
Did you know you could have Omakase, Potato Corner, Food Channel and more delivered? Make a pass on the fast food and order from over 1000+ restaurants online with foodpanda.
13. Subscribe to Netflix or iflix
Netflix is finally in Manila. Now you can watch thousands of unlimited movies, TV series, documentaries and more.**
*Please note that some of the stores mentioned in this list such as the App Store or PayPal will charge a card approval/verification fee of $1 to use the PayMaya card. These amounts will will be credited back to your PayMaya.
**Netflix gives out the first month of your subscription free but will charge a deposit fee. This fee will be credited back to your PayMaya within 15-30 days.
14. Book a ride via Uber
Learn how to book an Uber ride here. New users get P100 off on each of their first 4 Uber rides!
15. Pay for utility bills
You can now pay for your PayMaya bills (Meralco, Maynilad, PLDT, Sky Cable, and more in just a tap! Read more about it here.