Children usually look forward to the toys at a duty-free shop.
Children are normally delighted at the chance of checking out the toys department of duty-free shops. But buyers should check the prices of these items in department stores and online shops since some toys sold in duty-free shops are a bit more expensive. But when these toys go on sale, shoppers can save money compared to buying these at regular prices at the mall. The price difference can range from around PhP800 up to around PhP4,000.
Duty-free shops hold sale events offering huge discounts.
People generally view products sold in duty-free shops as cheaper since these items are not taxed. But even with the tax exemption, some items sold in duty-free shops are more expensive than those sold in regular or online stores. However, duty-free shops also have promotions and events where prices go down when bought in bulk. You can also take advantage of promo packs offered at duty-free shops. Similar to established malls in the country, Duty Free Fiestamall also holds sale events where discounts can go as high as 70% on selected items.
Duty Free Fiestamall in Parañaque City, the flagship store of Duty Free Philippines
With online shops sprouting like mushrooms, people have started to turn to the net for their shopping needs. Competition is further heightened as regular brick-and-mortar stores have started to offer bigger discounts for some imported items. While a number of items available at duty-free shops are more expensive compared to these regular or online stores, some of them are still sold at lower prices. All you need to do is to check the price of an item you want to buy before heading over to the nearest duty-free shop. So yes, you can still save on select items at Duty Free if you keep your eyes peeled for discounts. As the saying goes “a penny saved is a penny earned.”
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Photos/Images are from the official Facebook page of Duty Free Philippines.
Promo dates/Prices may change without prior notice.
Note: Computations are based on an exchange rate of Php48 = US$1. Prices may change without prior notice.