ZAP: Earn with your purchases, pay with your points

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One of the products I was introduced to last Blogapalooza was ZAP. It’s a rewards program established in 2013 here in the Philippines that lets people earn with every purchase.

ZAP Philippines
ZAP Rewards Program

Technically, when you spend a certain amount at any of the over 450 ZAP merchants in the country, you earn back a certain percentage, ranging from 5 to 20%, of that amount using the mobile number you registered in ZAP. You can redeem points, called CashBack points, when you buy anything from any partner merchants.

To put it simply, imagine this: you buy sneakers at Adidas worth PHP 3,000. With ZAP, you get 5% CashBack points (around PHP 150) just by typing in your mobile number on the store’s ZAP terminal. You can then head to Happy Lemon and use those CashBack points to buy a milk tea.

So easy, right? What’s even special about ZAP is that its platform needs no cards or mobile apps. You just have to enter your registered mobile number on the ZAP terminal and you get points that you can use right away!

ZAP does have a mobile app, free for download on iOS and Android, that shows you a list of the places where you can get the best ZAP deals. Also, ZAP also has what they call the ZAPtag that you can use to tap on the terminal instead of manually entering your registered mobile number. But actually, just getting your number registered is enough for you to instantly enjoy the services and perks ZAP has to offer.

Partner merchants of ZAP include Beyond the Box, Crossfit, Elorde Boxing Gym, GNC, Puma, Converse, Periwinkle, Louis Phillip Kee, Status Hair Salon, Shangri-La Cinemas, Greenhills Cinemas, Pepper Lunch, Kitchitora of Tokyo, Jack’s Loft, Borough, Plaza Cafe, Figaro, Red Mango, Sugarhouse, and Mrs. Fields.

Ready to get ZAPped? Go to and register your mobile number. Signing up is free! 🙂

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