Thursday, April 19, 2007

Impulsive?

yesterday, when i reached the mrt ayala station from market! market!, i was greeted by the usual looong line of people, but aside from the usual lines for both the ticket booth and the entrance, there's another one (actually three!) and it's rather noisy, parang palengke. and the usisero in me took over.

aha! eto pala! Buy P100 worth of Belvita products and get 1 can of Oreo FOR FREE!!!

when i saw the word FREE, syempre pila agad ako. never mind kung ano man yung belvita products na yun, basta me libreng Oreo hehe. yung mga nasa likod ko, ginaya na lang kaming nakapila, tapos magtatanong-tanong, ano yun? ano yun? pumila, di alam kung para san! hahaha, ang mga pinoy talaga sobrang mapagbiro hehe.

1 minute, the two lines on the right are moving, ours is not...
2 minutes, the other lines are still moving, ours just moved a bit (or does it?)...
5 minutes, i am now near the counter and then the sales rep shouted: "last eight pieces! last eight pieces!" huh?! with my eyes bigger than its usual size, i immediately count the persons on the other two lines and those in front of me, one, two, three, four, five... yes, abot pa ko! and when my turn came, goodbye to my P100 and hello to this:


i was like a child who was given a new toy, and later on realized do not know what to do with the toy. ha! now i have five packs of Belvita with six pieces each, a huge can of 40 pcs single packed Oreo cookies, i handed them a 100 pesos, now what? tingininginiiiing!


was i impulsive or what? this time, i think i am. i did not even consider the reason why they're giving away free oreo, baka naman malapit nang mag-expire! i checked on the expiry date, buti meron and it's best before December 2007. yes, pwede to! ngayon, ano nang gagawin ko dito?

hmm, it's only later in the house that i thought of our upcoming Sagada trip next week, these biscuits/cookies can be a good trail food on the hike! yes. even though you are too sweet for now, oreo, i think we'll love you up there in the mountains. oreo and belvita you can be the partners the sagada coffee/tea has been looking for. hahaha, pathetic me, i'm just consoling myself for an almost worthless impulsive buying.

buti na lang me Sagada next week or else mapupurga ako at ang mga officemates ko sa binili ko hehehe.

and speaking of Sagada, eight more days and our group will be shouting at the Echo Valley, hanging out with the hanging coffins, wetting ourselves in the cave and falling in love with the big and small falls and hopefully raise our historical and cultural knowledge about our forefathers! basta, overly dramatic na naman hahaha.


Banawe, bontoc, sagada, here we come!


am i excited? not really, i didn't even bought this bag (at 40% off) for this trip. hehehe.



Any impulsive buying lately? have you been to Sagada? how was the experience?

27 comments:

vernaloo said...

of course I've been to Sagada, DUH! (yabang hehehehe)

Oh I hope you'll have a great time there. Goodluck sa pagsinghot kay mary jane hehehehe di ba pot session ang sabi mo? ayos! hehehe joke lang people...hindi nagmamarijuana si win-win...shabu lang...ay joke ulit hehehe :)

About the Oreo...I bet gawa sa pusa yan o di kaya sa palaka. Yung belvita naman..gawa sa..uhhmmmm...malay natin, sa paniki hrhrhrhr

Me..not an impulse buyer...kaya yung mga nasa cashier na mga mentos or mint gums, ayun binibili ko last minute. Ay yun pala definition ng impulse buying noh? hehehe

Sorry daldal ko...parang na shock kasi ako na nakaka comment na ako ulit! hehe

ladycess said...

hahaha! hinid ka nga impulsive lol!

ako, hindi talaga. kung ako siguro ang nasa ayala hindi mo ako mapapapila -- pero mapapa-usi mo ako, hehehe.

zelle said...

i love Oreo! kaya ako healthy diba?! hehehe. enjoy sa sagada!

mitsuru said...

never been to sagada although i've been to the deeper parts of the cordillera and the bondoc peninsula in my "other" life before i left pinas. lol

but i'll probably go there pag umuwi ako. lol

goodluck and enjoy the adventure.

zherwin said...

verns, welcome back! hahaha, nde halata na deprived sa blogspot comment, ilang days nga? hehe. pot session? marijuana? *evil laugh*.

at ano naman ang kinalaman ng pusa at paniki sa oreo at belvita???

mentos, mint gums, meron din dung batteries, toothbrush, magazines... :)

zherwin said...

ladycess, ako sa food medyo me pagka-impulse buyer pero sa clothes... kuripot ako eh hehe. :)

zherwin said...

zelle, thanks. :) ang oreo kasi comfort food din eh, sa sobrang comforting nakakarami tayo hehe. :)

zherwin said...

hi mitsuru, hmm what was your other life? intriguing hehehe. :)

vernaloo said...

wala naman masyado..naisip ko lang..medyo fishy kasi yung magbibigay ka ng free hehe

at bakit ikaw di pumupunta sa blog ko aber? esnabero! hmmmmp!

jho said...

HAHAHA! Natawa ako sa kwento mo. Typical pinoy, makiki-usi sa bagay-bagay. Impulsive buying nga pero ok naman. At least sa Dec 07 pa expiration.

Ako makiki-usi ng konti pero i wont fall in line for it. Kung sa office or bahay namin ay may nag-alok ng ganyan, malamang kukuha ako.

Lazarus said...

I think it's a wise decision. Pero, i always have second thoughts pag sobra discounted.

melai said...

wahehehehehe!! sobrang natawa naman ako dito as in habang nagbabasa ako natatawa ako hihihihi! hihihihi!

lol!! walang pinagkaiba yan sa mga Singaporean kapag may nakitang pila what the heck! lahat sila makikipila ewan ko ba.. kaya nga yung mga unang unang bukas na tindahan dun katulad nung tindahan ng donut na pinopost ko e super duper kahaba ang pila as in parang box office hits.

about sagada hay grabe di pa ko umuuwi o d ko pa namamalayan na uuwi pala ako gustong gusto ko ng pumunta dyan kaso mo di ako pwede :( sayang siguro next time na lang kaya lang kailan naman kayA YUN....ingat na lang kahit na naiinggit ako.

fingertalks said...

i love belvita! oreo, di gaano.. he he.

Goodluck sa pagpunta mo sa sagada. ako di pa nkkapunta dyan. will just wait for your update para kunyari nakapunta na ako. he he

dessy
fingertalks.com

Leah said...

Impulsive buying talaga. All these sales scheme of buy this and get this so and so for free is really catchy and most people go for it. Why not di ba?
As for you..its not too bad...especially since you're sharing it with your friends. Good luck in your trip.

I try to stay away from impulse buying. But I love to shop and I like to browse a lot before deciding whether to get it or not. I suppose anyhting that boasts 40-70% off for me is sometimes an impulse buy. Binibili miski hindi kailangan. Mostly its for my daughter so I stock up for bigger sizes for her.

Abaniko said...

I think it's a promotional offer by Belvita so people get to taste the new product. Joint promo sila ng Oreo para siguro share sila sa cost. Enjoy the biscuits! :)

zherwin said...

verns, busy! busy! busy! hehehe, naka-bloghop din ako sa wakas. lol

zherwin said...

jho, gusto ko rin kasi ang oreo kaya hehehe. baliktad tayo, kapag sa bahay me nag-alok ng ganyan, i'll decline, paranoid ako eh, baka modus operandi lang ng akyat-bahay hehe :)

zherwin said...

lazarus, eto hindi naman sobra and belvita is good, i like the milk biscuits and they're not as sweet as the free oreo. :)

zherwin said...

melai, mukhang second nature na ng mga tao ang maging usi hehehe.

sa sagada, nararamdaman ko na yung excitement kasi napapanaginapan ko na sya hehe. :)

zherwin said...

des/fingertalks, i now also love belvita, napaka-light nung lasa ng milk biscuits, yummy!

just wait for the sagada pics, *excited* :)

zherwin said...

leah, sa food medyo may pagka-impluse buyer ako, sa clothes hindi, usually i wait for the 50% off pero minsan kapag nagustuhan ko at comfortable sya at alam kong magagamit ko, go ako. :)

zherwin said...

abaniko, yes i know it's a promo gimmick but it's okey, i enjoyed the belvita milk biscuits and i now have a new favorite (nagsawa ako bigla sa voice sandwich at oreo hehe) :)

BernicE said...

wow you got that much belvita? try the vanilla cream, they're addicting.

watson said...

Zherwin, we were ALMOST in Sagada last Holy Week. Naubusan kami ng accommodations! Kaya ayun sa beach kami napunta.

Still looking forward to going there though. Sana soon. Balita ka ha how your trip went.

Nagiging impulsive ako when I see Happy Meal or Jollikids Meal toys na gusto ko... I give it to my son na lang. Or kung magkasama kami, pareho kaming may toy! Pero syempre sa kanya na rin yung akin. Bakit ba nagiging defensive ako? hehehe.

Link kita! Salamat sa pag-link mo sa akin!

zherwin said...

hi bernice, since i like the milk biscuits i might also try other belvita biscuits including the vanilla cream you've mentioned, hopefully they're not too sweet. :)

zherwin said...

watson, kahit ngayon, puno pa rin ang mga inns dun, kahit nga bus reservation pahirapan pa rin. i'll blog on my sagada experience next, pupurgahin ko kayo hehehe. biro lang. :)

naisip ko yung ate ko nung sabihin mo yung toys ng mcdo at jollibee, she has a cabinet full of toys and these toys were arranged in a way na para syang priceless collections hehehe.

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