Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Best Hotels to Celebrate New Year's Eve in Baguio City

In a few days, we'll be welcoming 2016! Fireworks, family celebrations and house parties will be everywhere! Where will you spend New Year's Eve?

Wouldn't it be great to enjoy the chilly atmosphere, the festive fireworks or simply relax at this time of the year at the City of Pines?

Well, if you still plan to welcome the New Year in Baguio City, there are still available Hotels and Properties where you can stay.

Let's check these Hotels in Baguio City:

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Check availability and book online now!
Azalea Residences Baguio

Azalea Residences Baguio

Hotel Elizabeth
Hotel Elizabeth Baguio City

Hotel Enrico Kisad

Hotel Veniz

Egi Albergo Di Ferroca Hotel Baguio


Or do search to and choose the best value hotel for your stay.

Maybe there are still available rooms at The Manor at Camp John Hay or at Le Monet Hotel.

Le Monet Hotel (Photo: Hotelscombined)
Cheers to the New Year!

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Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Earn while shopping online at Shopback

Happy holidays! It is 3 days before Christmas! Are you done with your shopping yet?

No need to get stressed with the Christmas rush. Beat it by shopping online. What's more? When you shop online, you'll get cash back or rebates!

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If you still don't know that you can also earn while shopping online - then here it is. Yes, with Shopback, it's really possible. It's where we can get a portion of our purchases back.

Isn't it great to get your money back?

How does it work?
1. Create an account at Shopback
2. Check the list of merchant stores and click the store where you want to shop online.
Note: Make sure to complete the transaction in the same browser.
3. Check the cash back rewards in about 2-4 days.

Celebrate Christmas with up to 90% discounts from your favorite online stores like Ensogo, Lazada, Zalora, Asos, Luxola, Ebay, Booking.com, Agoda.com, Hotels.com, Old Navy, and a lot more.

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Plus, get the Shopback love this season of giving. You'll receive Php 100 when you register now!

So, what are you waiting for?

Monday, November 30, 2015

5 Tips to Boost your Immunity During the Holidays

Give the gift of immunity!
I love the Holiday season! I love to feel the Christmas spirit wherever I am!
All those bright lights, lovely decors and ornaments, and people spreading good cheer truly make my heart smile.

The Holiday is the best time to celebrate, but the worst time to get sick.

But the Holidays also coincide with the flu season. With malls and bazaars getting more crowded and people gathering in enclosed places - those bacteria are doing their rounds and illnesses start to spread. Plus, all the stress, sleepless nights, and unhealthy food indulgences can affect not just our waistlines but our immune system as well.

The last thing we want is to get sick or attend a party with streaming nose. When we're sick, we have no choice but to stay in bed, rest and miss all the holiday fun.

This Holiday season, we need to stay strong and healthy,
have more energy and be stress-free --- Santa can't be sick!

I'm sharing these 5 Tips for us to have a healthy, stress-free and happy Holiday - and keep that dreaded flu-Grinch away from us this season.

Tip 1: Power up with healthy foods!

Eat & be merry!
What you eat determines whether you face the season in sickness or in health.

A meal filled with fresh fruits and vegetables, and other nutritious food is the best way to boost your immune system. Most fruits and veggies contain antioxidants and Vitamins A & C which strengthen cells and gives our body shield against viruses and bacteria.

Nourish yourself with healthy snacks, drinks and desserts!

At most holiday parties, be mindful of what you feed your body. Avoid the temptation of over-indulging in sweets, fats, carbohydrates-loaded, low-nutritious food and alcohol. Remember, you can eat ham and lechon, but do so in moderation.

Share the meal too!
Feed yourself - Feed the hungry! 

Making a real difference couldn't be more simple. Give moments of joy and make a huge difference. Your goodness can fill other's life with love. Remember the homeless, the families who have nothing on their table and the seniors in the nursing homes waiting for someone to share a meal with. This will make your holiday meal more fulfilling.

Tip 2: Make sleep a top priority!

Give yourself adequate ZZZs!
No matter how busy you are this Holiday season, your body needs to rest and recharge. Sleep gives us energy to last the busy day and makes us less vulnerable to stress. It even boosts our mood and keeps our skin glowing (that's an added bonus!)

And naps aren't just for kids. Squeeze in a short 20-minutes siesta time especially if you're sleep deprived. It's good not only as an energy booster, but also for our heart, blood pressure and stress levels.

Give yourself the gift of sleep. 

Have at least 7 to 9 hours each night, plus, few minutes nap each day to recharge. Make rest your best friend as it helps your immune system stay strong. 

Tip 3: Chill and Laugh it Off!

Don't sweat the small stuff!
True, Laughter is the best medicine. It serves as our bodies’ natural pain killer. From boosting our mood, improving our immune system and reducing stress hormones, the benefits of laughing is endless.

Laugh and be merry.
Laughter is indeed a beautiful gift.

The Holidays is a time to connect more with family and friends - near or far. Enjoy your time with them.  Share wonderful stories and sing Christmas carols together. Not only will this keep your body healthy, but your relationship as well.

Share the Smiles to everyone!
Life offers us an opportunity to give something back.  

Cheer people up especially those who need them at this time of the year.

Even if things don't go as planned this holiday, relax and see the bright side. Take things easy. Be positive. If you feel stressed out and worried - close your eyes, take a deep breath and look at the sky. Realize the true meaning of the season and what you should be thankful for.

Tip 4: Move your body! Soothe your mind!

Exercise and meditate!
Just because it’s a Holiday means that your physical activity should be on holiday too. The Holiday is a time to celebrate, but not a reason to put on more weight.

So sweat it out! Get moving!

Exercise boosts the immune system and slows down the release of stress-hormones. Better make exercise a fun activity rather than a strenuous routine. Try walking around the neighborhood with your family, go biking with your friends, take the stairs instead of the escalator or elevator, do Zumba or dance with the old folks. That's more fun than dragging yourself to go to the gym.

And, remember that when you sweat it out - keep yourself hydrated. Water flushes our harmful toxins from the body.

Take time for a quiet reflection
and fill your heart with hopes for the coming year.

Meditate to fight fatigue and stress. Meditation is the easiest and most practical way to soothe your mind and body. When you breathe deeply, the blood pressure lowers, giving you more ability to handle stressful situations. This is a good way to feel relaxed, rejuvenated and re-energized.

Tip 5: Be smart about supplements!

Take Fern-C vitamins!

Boost your immunity with FERN-C vitamins!
Getting sufficient nutrition from food alone is challenging. Some of our foods today are overly-processed, saturated with synthetic pesticides or lack essential nutrients our body needs. Vitamin C deficiency leads to weaker immune system, aging and illnesses. But this is something that Fern-C vitamins can solve!

Vitamin C plays a vital part in our overall health and wellness.

Why Fern-C?

Fern-C is an immune system booster and potent anti-oxidant. This supplement increases our body's resistance against infection and diseases especially this Holiday season.

Make Fern-C your daily dose for added immunity to ensure adequate nutrient support and build your immune system.
  • Fern-C increases body resistance from diseases
  • Fern-C protects the body against infections
  • Fern-C fight the harmful effects pollution
  • Fern-C ease stress and protects against stress related disorders

Fern-C Sodium Ascorbate

Fern-C is pure, natural and non-acidic. It does not upset the stomach. This is why I prefer FERN-C over other Vitamin C.

Compared to ascorbic acid, sodium ascorbate is soluble and provides the added benefits of the calcium. This calcium salt and alkaline content counter balances the acidity of ascorbic acid making it less irritating to the stomach. It aids in iron absorption that helps you feel energized throughout the day. Also, sodium ascorbate is easier absorbed by the body than ascorbic acid.

#FernCSubokNa #StressFreeChristmas #HealthyHoliday

Dito tayo sa subok na! 
I'm a True Fern-C user! Well, my entire family are Fern-C users for more than 8 years. We can all attest to the benefits it has been providing us not just during the Holidays, but all year round. It remains to be our best defense against cold and other diseases. I’m thankful for Fern-C - 

Fern-C is my immune system booster and wellness partner!

Dito tayo sa Subok Na!

It's the season to celebrate good health and cherish what we have. With these tips, we can truly celebrate the season with joy and good health!

One of the most wonderful ways to have yourself 
a "Merry Little Christmas" is to make someone else’s life 
a little better and more brighter!

Making a real difference couldn't be more simple.

Live the spirit of giving, and bring comfort, goodness and cheer to everyone. This is why I'm sharing the goodness of Fern-C to you. Share it with your family and friends too. With Fern-C, you can give yourself and your loved ones the gift of good health.

I'm also encouraging you to know more about Fern-C and follow their social media accounts:

Fern-C Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/fernconline/
Fern-C Twitter: https://twitter.com/FERNCOnline
Fern-C Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ferncofficial/

Cheers to a healthy, happy and stress-free Holiday!

Check out my grocery haul from Ensogo

Sharing with you some of the grocery items I've bought during Ensogo's flash sales and the 11.11 shopping event.

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ensogo promo doritos tostitos-dip sale

del-monte-sauce_argentina-corned beef_tropicana_cup-noodles-sale

Okay, it had been my juice-and-chip-dunking madness.

Not that my family consume chips everyday. I allow my kids to eat chips occasionally (just 1 pack or 2 small packs). Friday and weekend are our chips sharing day.

I don't deprive my kids of having a weekend-chips-treat. They are in good health as they eat healthy, nutritious and balanced meal everyday, and even bring milk to school. They consume fruits and vegetables without pressure; and prefer fish and seafood viands.

That is by widening their exposure to food; they'll understand, make better choices and hopefully do good decisions on their own. They know which ones are good for their body and support their health and which are simply fun to eat at the moment.

The more kids are denied of something, the more it becomes desirable and the more they wanted it. Since it's okay with me to eat chips as it helps keep cravings at bay, it's better to purchase it at a discount at Ensogo than pay in full.

Ensogo Philippines has great deals on almost everything I need. The best thing is we can get it at discounted prices, plus free delivery for a minimum spend. I got my boxes in about three days.

So, keep checking the site especially this holiday season! They've got New Arrivals everyday and more great deals coming!

Ensogo Philippines

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Pinoy Cyber Sale at Ensogo Philippines

Gear up for the biggest online shopping sale! Pinoy Cyber Sale will start tomorrow!

It's great that we already have this local Cyber Sale version in our country. This event coincides with the popular retail shopping days in the United States - the Black Friday and Cyber Monday.


This is a weeklong sale. So from November 27 to 30, we can visit over 20 e-commerce retailers like Ensogo Philippines, and do our Christmas shopping.

Ensogo Philippines offers wide selection of groceries, fashion, beauty and electronic items on sale. They've got something for everyone on your Christmas list, including for yourself. With those markdown prices and unique deals, they really make shopping online worth it.

Check this out -

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pinoy-cyber-sale ensogo fashion nivea promo deal cyber-monday
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I'm giving my support to this biggest Filipino online shopfest from Black Friday to Cyber Monday.

I love online shopping since it's more convenient and enjoyable. There's no need to battle the crowd of overly eager mall shoppers and fall in line at the cashier. There's really no stress at all.

So, let's all enjoy our cyber holiday shopping weekend! This is a sale we don't have to miss.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Dunkin' Donuts surprise in a cup

After our Dunkin' Donuts weekend meryenda, I got another classic donut for free! I just love this sweet treat from Dunkin' Donuts. Okay, my kids love it more!

Dunkin Donuts surprize in a cup  #DDCoffee #DunkinMoment #DDSurprize
coffee and donut
#DDCoffee #DunkinMoment #DDSurprize

Buy. Peel. Win! Here's how to get a surprise? 
  • Buy a medium-sized Dunkin' Brewed coffee
  • Enjoy your coffee :)
  • Peel the green tab at the rim of the cup to reveal the hidden surprise
  • Claim your surprise together with your cup & receipt
You can win a free Classic Donut, a dozen Classic Donuts, or a year's worth of Classic Dunkin' Donuts!

Keep the surprises coming!

Monday, November 23, 2015

Babypalooza Bazaar 2015 + Cake Giveaway!

Time to gear up for the holidays at Babypalooza Bazaar 2015.

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Babypalooza Bazaar

November 28, 2015. Save this date and head off to the Babypalooza Bazaar. It's where you'll find great pre-loved and brand new items for you and your kids.

Entrance is FREE.

Don't worry, the room is air-conditioned. There's also a play area for kids, a diaper and a breastfeeding area.

It's an event that moms and moms-to-be shouldn't miss. It's your chance to meet and support local entrepreneurs and fellow mommy entrepreneurs.

minion cake, cupcakes, birthday cake, baptism cake, mango bravo, lego cake
cakes, cupcakes and goodies :)
If you're coming to Babypalooza Bazaar, don't forget to satisfy your sweet cravings and drop by at Jabe's Treat booth. You'll surely love those homemade cupcakes, cakes and pastries like we did! You can also order goodies now and claim it at the bazaar.

Babypalooza Bazaar 2015
November 28, 2015, 10 am to 7 pm
Walter Hogan Center Ateneo de Manila,QC
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BabypaloozaPH

+ GIVEWAY ALERT from Jabe's Treat

Jabe's Treat is having a treat for everyone! :) It's your chance to win a cake and a dozen cupcakes.

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I love giveaways! :)
Check out Jabe's Treat on Facebook and visit this link to Join the Contest.

Well, my daughter's birthday cake is a gift from Jabe's Treat. Thanks again for the love and sweetness!

chocolate-cake, birthday-cake

So, have fun at the bazaar and join the contest!

Friday, November 20, 2015

Receiving FREE product samples

I love free stuff! Well, who doesn't?

Whisper. Lux. Pantene. These are just some of the samples I've received recently.

It's good that our local companies and marketers are sending out these freebies. People got to try them for "free" and have their own experience.

For me, these samples made me aware of these new products. When I got to try them, I become more confident on buying it. Some of those samples even get included in grocery shopping list.

Whisper Skin Love ultra slim sanitary napkin

sample from Everydayme

LUX The Perfumed Bath Collection Magical Spell body wash and perfumed soap

#BatheWithLUX from their sign-up campaign

Pantene Pro-V shampoo & conditioner and Pantene 3-Minute Miracle

#DoItAllHair #DoItAllBella from Belle De Jour BDJBuzz survey

I have other samples which I've already used but failed to take photos of. Well, some are getting lost and not reaching our place. Still, I'm thankful for sample products arriving at my doorstep.

Thanks for all these! Welcoming more samples! :)

Thursday, November 12, 2015

The Great 11.11 Ensogo Online Shopping PROMO CODE

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Get additional 11% OFF! Use CODE: CZAkDa9

Don't miss this biggest online sale of the year! Ensogo's Online Shopping Festival started yesterday, and it will run until the 17th. Get up to 90% OFF on featured brands! There are special deals and exclusive discounts across all categories: Fashion, Beauty, Baby, Grocery, Electronics, Kitchen, Furniture, Health, Sports, Dining, Travel, etc.

It's our time to start and continue Christmas shopping for friends and family.

BONUS: Get EXTRA 11% discount! 
Use Promo Code: CZAkDa9 when you checkout!
  • Promo Code is valid on all deals
  • Unlimited use of Promo Code from November 11-17
  • FREE Shipping available (minimum Php 2,000 spend)
Tip: Some deals are limited, so better check them out now! Also, watch out for new deals that will be launched everyday.

So, shop now at Ensogo Philipines!

Monday, November 9, 2015

Excited for the Biggest Online SALE Event of the Year 11.11

Get ready for the much-awaited Philippine Online Shopping Festival! Save the date November 11, 2015!

Great Sale at Ensogo Philippines 
This is our chance to have best online buying experience.

It's time to beat the inconvenience that shopping in crowded mall brings. Plus, there's no need to spend on gas and food or get stuck in long queues and traffic jams.

I'm sure most of us will get crazy on the amazing deals that we can find online. I'm expect great discounts on fashion and beauty items, mobiles, small home appliances, gadgets, and other items during this event.

I'm checking out deals from e-commerce site, Ensogo Philippines. I know there'll be great deals on these brands - Apple, Samsung, Go Pro, Casio, Longchamp, Michael Kors, Kate Spade, Maybelline, etc.

You can follow Ensogo on Facebook to get the first dibs on their flash sales and sneak peek deals of items on sale.

Stay Tuned for #ensogophfest

I'll let you know how you can get Additional 11% DISCOUNT when you purchase during November 11-17 at Ensogo Philippines.

Happy shopping!

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

DIY Halloween Character Costume Ideas

AquaMan, Centaur, Devil Jin and Minecraft Steve. My son really enjoys dressing up and getting in character costumes for Halloween.
Best thing is, he's always getting that Best in Costume Award, the Scariest Halloween Costume Award or the Most Unique Costume Award!

 AquaMan (2010)
A fictional comic book superhero. He looked so cute wearing that complete set of AquaMan costume.

homemade halloween costume, Aquaman

Centaur (2011)
A half-human, half-horse mythical creature. Revamped a borrowed horse costume. He wore a wig to complete the look.

Centaur costume, Centaur DIY costume

Devil Jin (2012)
A Tekken character. A costume made from rubber, aluminum, leather and old materials - chain, motorcycle gloves, etc. (except for the wings).

Devil Jin costume, unique halloween costume

Minecraft Steve diamond armor (2014)
From the famous video game. Getting up on stage with much pride that he's Steve with diamond armor. A homemade DIY costume made from cardboard boxes.

Minecraft Steve diamond armor, DIY Minecraft costume, halloween costume ideas

This 2015, he'll simply be a Martian alien from Sesame Street.

If you're looking for homemade Halloween costumes, just be creative and have fun making your own costumes. No need to spend a lot.

Again, check out my daughter's Celebrity Inspired Halloween Costume for more ideas.

Celebrity Inspired Halloween Costume Ideas

Hawk Girl, Barbie in a box doll, Lady Gaga and Maleficent. These are just few of my favorite celebrity-inspired Halloween costumes that my daughter wore in the past years. Well, Hawk Girl might not be a celebrity but a DC comic character... and Maleficent is a movie villain portrayed by Angelina Jolie.

I'll take another quick look and share these photos. Hopefully, this would give you ideas on what you or your daughter can wear this Halloween.

Hawk Girl (2010)

DIY halloween costume, hawk girl costume, costume girl

A borrowed costume. Created a mask to complete her look.

Barbie in a box doll (2011)

Barbie costume, DIY barbie in box costume, Barbie halloween costume idea

A DIY costume created the night before their school Halloween parade. That was the time when my daughter had been a sort-of-celebrity-for-a-day. I can still remember the applause and admiration that she received from people and those asking to take a photo with her. And of course, getting the Best in Costume awards in Halloween parties we've attended.

Check out my post HERE.

Lady Gaga (2012)

Lady Gaga costume, homemade halloween costume

Another DIY and recycled costume. She simply wore black tube, black shorts, yellow leggings and blue wigs. Created a simple Lady Gaga poker face mask and skirt to complete the outfit. Again, she received an award for wearing the best Halloween costume.

Maleficent (2014)

Maleficent costume, DIY Maleficent costume, halloween costume idea

She wore a plain black dress. My husband created Maleficent's horn using corrugated board and electric tape. We added a stiff collar in her cape. The scepter was made from a tree branch and placed a crow on top of tip. Again, everything was recycled and DIY.

This 2015, she'll be dressing up as the girl from the song "Chandelier" and "Elastic Heart" video.

Check out my son's Halloween costume in the next post.

Monday, October 26, 2015

Fast and easy online grocery shopping

Recently, aside from the Maybelline lipsticks I've bought, I also purchased a couple of drinks and snacks from Ensogo Philippines.

Free delivery and discounted price. These are just two things that make me purchase groceries online. I find it convenient and enjoyable at the same time.

It's hard to resist good deals like these offerings from Ensogo:

Loacker, Kinder Joy, TicTac and Nutella
the answer to our sweet cravings - Loacker, Kinder Joy, TicTac and Nutella
UFC, White King, Jufran, Del Monte, Datu Puti
stock up on pantry supplies - UFC, White King, Jufran, Del Monte, Datu Puti
Cheetos, Lay's, Doritos, Ruffles, Nissin Cup Noodles, Tostitos, Skyflakes
giving in to these munchies - Cheetos, Lay's, Doritos, Ruffles, Nissin Cup Noodles, Tostitos, Skyflakes and a lot more
So, if you're shopping today or tomorrow, October 27, you can even save more. It's valid on all deals with a minimum purchase of Php 2000.
Use the Promo Code: SAVE50 to get Php 250 off on your purchase

And, don't forget to download their Mobile App to get more amazing deals and be updated with their Flash Sales!

Hopefully, I'll always have the best grocery shopping experience from Ensogo.

Happy shopping everyone!

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Mango Bag Choices from Ensogo

Mango bags are must-haves in every woman's wardrobe. For me, I need a bag that's sturdy, practical and spacious at the same time, which makes a Mango bag my top choice.

It's great that Mango bags are still on sale at Ensogo!

Here are 3 bags that I am considering:

Mango Touch Saffiano Tote Bag - Navy Blue
Also available in black and red.
Php 1544
I find this sleek and basic bag extremely functional. This bag is perfect for casual shopping trip or weekend errands where I can stash my belongings easily. It's simple yet beautifully made. With a top zip fastening and inner zip pocket, smaller items can be kept safe and secured.

Mango Pebbled Cross-Body Bag - Cream
Also available in black and blue.

Php 1199
This bag fits my grab-and-go lifestyle perfectly. It is where I can carry my belongings in chic style. There's plenty of space to store my belongings and a shoulder strap that can be adjusted for a perfect fit.

Mango Woven Bag - Peach
Also available in black and red.

Php 1299
I love this travel-friendly bag. This one is spacious yet remains to be fashionable. I love that it gives a sophisticated twist to the usual shopping bag. It's roomy enough to carry everyday essentials with ease.

So if you're looking for a bag too, don't miss this exciting deal from Ensogo Philippines.

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Best Buffet Restaurant Deals

All You Can Eat! So who doesn't love that?

Dining at buffet restaurants are always "sulit." With all those overflowing food, unlimited beverages and satisfying dessert choices, those buffet restaurants are the way to go.

It's great that Ensogo Philippines offers great buffet deals that won't hurt our wallets. Yes, I always check Ensogo deals as it always give me the best value of money.

If you're looking for the best and sulit, all-you-can-eat buffet restaurant, make sure to consider Dad's World Buffet, The Food Club or Four Seasons Buffet & Hotpot by Vikings.

Four Seasons Buffet & Hotpot by Vikings

My Choice: Weekday Lunch Buffet for 4 Persons for P2225 (valued at P2889.60)
This Hotpot and Buffet with Unlimited Drinks is where you can enjoy the menu from Vikings Luxury Buffet and from Four Seasons Buffet & Shabu Shabu by Vikings. Stations in their buffet line includes carving station, pasta station, meat, seafood, Japanese, Western, Chinese, etc.

Branch: Manhattan Parkview, Araneta Center

Dads World Buffet Weekday Dinner Buffet

My choice - Deal 3: 6 Persons for P4074 (valued at P5328)
This is where you can enjoy the world’s most popular cuisines from Asia, North America, South America and Europe. Also comes with Unlimited Drinks.

Redeemable in 5 branches: EDSA, Padre Faura, West Avenue, SM Megamall and Glorietta III

The Food Club Weekend Lunch OR Dinner Buffet

My choice - Deal 2: Weekend Lunch OR Dinner Buffet with Unlimited Drinks for 6 Persons for P3594 (valued at P5589)
It's where you can indulge in scrumptious meals and selections from their fresh seafoods, sushi bar,  tea cart and unlimited drinks.

Branch: Bluebaywalk, President Diosdado Macapagal Ave. cor Edsa, Pasay City

Now we can splurge on an eat-all-you-can spree with our family or friends to celebrate or just whenever we want it.

So, which would you consider for your next cheat day? But remember, as with all promos - pay attention to the fine print.