Despite having to wake up very early to pay respect to the Gods, they later get to taste many yummy foods and count the red envelopes full of money. But once we get older, that joy seems to disappear because this holiday brings with it countless unpleasant questions from our extended family members, ranging from when will you get married to when will you have a baby. Moreover, the most painful thing is when it is our turn to give back the reward. This is especially tough for first jobbers, many of whom do not yet have a lot of savings but are already facing great pressure and expectation from family. UnionPay, the best payment companion, recommends five ways for first-jobbers to spend money wisely during this Chinese New Year.
One benefit of this holiday is that it can be an excuse to shop for new clothes, bags and shoes because Chinese believe owning new stuff during the new year increases luck in life. We suggest heading straight to your favorite shops at your usual department stores. The price may higher than when there are Mid-Year Sale or End-of-Season sale but there will be more sizes and styles for you to choose. Plus, during the Chinese New Year festival, the department store usually offers many promotions. If you plan your shopping wisely, you may get a few cash coupons for your next shopping therapy.
2.It’s holiday but where to go?
Chinese New Year is a holiday where families get together, so it is normal that every place will be crowded especially in the temples and shrines. But if you feel dizzy from people or getting headaches from hearing kids crying, you can escape to a peaceful, semi-secluded place and focus on yourself for a couple of hours by watching a movie. If you miss the feeling of butterflies in your tummy, watch a romantic movie. If you want the year to be full of laughter, watch a comedy movie. Chinese believe how you begin the year will reflect how the rest of your year will be.
3.The Big meal is on me!
Family meals during Chinese New Year do not need to end up at luxury restaurants. You may change to restaurant which you know both the taste is good and your parents will enjoy it at affordable prices. This may be the best choice for treating the family with your first earned money. There are many restaurants that offers rewards and promotions even if you are not a member. For those looking to make the meal extra special, why not teaming up with your siblings and cook something nice yourself?
Most people drive and eat around town during this festival, which brings the inevitable chaos of finding a parking space in alleys or department stores. If you do not want to waste your quality time with family, leaving your car at home may be a good choice. The taxi service application becomes a better choice instead of facing the dust and sunlight or waving for the (un)available taxi that may or may not send you to your desired destination. This way, everyone stays happy and could get even happier with discount promotions.
5.Get all the promotions in one single card
This Chinese New Year, UnionPay promises to be the best payment companion for all first jobbers, with numerous of promotions for every lifestyle when paying with UnionPay credit card or debit card.
For shopping, receive 500-baht gift voucher when spend 3,000 baht or more at department stores under The Mall Group, Central Group and Zen Department Store. For entertainment, if you want to enjoy a movie and save some money, it is only 88 baht for all cinemas at Major Cineplex group. For dining, satisfy your cravings at S&P and Maisen with UnionPay card and get 100 baht discount when spend over 500 baht or get 200 baht discount at Vanilla Brasserie when spend 1,000 baht. For groceries, UnionPay has variety of promotions for supermarket lover at Gourmet Market, Villa Market, Max Value, Foodland, Central Food Hall and Big C. For transportation, ride with Grab Taxi and get a discount of 100 baht for three trips per month.
Additional promotion for Central’s The 1 members, receive 200 baht Central or Robinson Gift Voucher at customers service when you spend over 2,500 baht per slip at shops and restaurants under CPN Group with UnionPay card.
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