MANILA -- We've all been there – counting the days until our next pay day and constantly thinking of ways to stretch our budget. But budgeting doesn’t have to be stressful – get creative and try these “diskarte moves” to get you through gapang week:
1. Take advantage of promos and discounts
Some flyers have real worth. Better check them carefully since most of them come with discount coupons.
You should also look for discounted items in department stores and groceries. Besides the discount, they usually come with freebies.
2. Be an "Aquaman"
To avoid additional expenses, make sure you always bring a tumbler and fill it with water at your home or office. Do this before you leave in the morning and before you sign off at night. It’s a great way to stay hydrated as well.
3. The more, the merrier and cheaper
As cliche as it sounds, the more is always the merrier. Instead of driving your own car to work, why not just carpool with your friends and split the gas bill? That way, you don't have to endure the stress (and sweat) that commuting brings.
This also works when you're going on a trip. You can share transportation, rooms, and food, then split the expenses.
4. Be more creative with your #TGIF
Instead of going out for #TGIF, why don't you just throw a house party? With some beer cups, neon lights, and upbeat music, you can have an intimate, inexpensive #TGIF party with the whole gang.
5. Get the most out of your money
Stretch your money by going for filling budget meals. Try the new KFC Teriyaki Flavor Shots. For as low as P50, you can enjoy a finger lickin' good meal that satisfies your cravings. The KFC Teriyaki Flavor Shots is made with KFC's signature Fun Shots drenched with sweet and savory Japanese teriyaki sauce topped with sesame seeds and paired with steaming rice.
You can also add P15 for a regular drink, P35 with soup and drink, and P49 with drink, soup, and brownie. Craving? Check out KFC branches nationwide or order online at www.kfc.com.ph.