Whether it is the cute and heartwarming stories of their dramas, the catchy rhythm of their pop music, or the wonders of their fashion and beauty products, the Korean fever has caught the Pinoys by storm. That is why it is no surprise that Filipinos have developed a strong desire to visit and experience Korea for themselves.
Last year, RCBC launched its Ready, Set, Seoul campaign where it gave customers an opportunity to have an ultimate Korea experience with their MyDebit Mastercard. Dr. Amy Tagaloguin Adona won the prize and embarked on a 4-day trip to Korea with her husband and daughter, enjoying five-star superior room accommodations at the Lotte World Hotel, free shopping and taxi vouchers from Shilla and Shinsegae Duty Free, and passes to some of Lotte World top attractions.
The great Seoul adventure
To start their Seoul vacation, the Adona family dressed up in traditional hanbok costumes and roamed around the Bukchon Hanok Village to explore the quiet neighborhood that is home to Korean culture. They also tasted the various street foods which Korea is known for – from fried skewers and tteokbokki (spicy rice cake), to pajeon (Korean pancake) and big ice cream.
The family had a magical experience at one of the biggest amusement parks in Seoul, the Lotte World. With free passes courtesy of Mastercard, the Adonas enjoyed sightseeing around Lotte World Aquarium, Sky Tower Observatory, and Lotte World Adventure.
“We’ve always wanted to take a break from our busy schedules and spend quality time together as a family. When we were in Lotte World, it was a nice opportunity to bond with my daughter and do fun things together,” said Dr. Amy. “The whole experience at the amusement park was something I really enjoyed and it brought out the child in us again.”
Dr. Amy also shared that they were really looking forward to going on a shopping spree in Korea. She said, “We know how Seoul is popular for its affordable beauty products and fashion items so we wanted to maximize our trip and buy what we want.”
Shopping was definitely the highlight of the family’s Korea vacation especially with Dr. Amy’s RCBC MyDebit Mastercard. With her card loaded with the P40,000 prize, the family enjoyed cashless transactions as they spent a day shopping in the malls of Seoul.
“Sobrang saya mag-shopping kapag hindi ka nagwo-worry about not having enough cash in your wallet. When you have your debit card, you can be assured na lagi ka may pang-bayad kasi nandoon na ‘yung savings mo. Nowadays, most stores, even in abroad, accept debit cards for payment so I didn’t have to worry about bringing dollars for the trip.”
On how grateful she is for the amazing Korea experience, Dr. Amy shares, “My family and I are really thankful to RCBC, Mastercard, Lotte World and Openbay Korea for giving us an opportunity to unlock great moments in Seoul. I didn’t think something as simple as using my RCBC MyDebit card can bring us to Korea.”
Aside from a trip to Korea, RCBC also gave other MyDebit Mastercard holders a chance to win exciting vacations to Japan, Thailand, and New Zealand. Want to experience the fulfilling feeling of traveling with RCBC MyDebit Mastercard? Apply for your own card at any RCBC branch nationwide. Just bring a valid ID, proof of address, and deposit a minimum amount of P3,000 and you can start enjoying hassle-free transactions with RCBC MyDebit Mastercard.