The Ultimate Holiday Rush Survival Guide

Your weapon of choice? Your smartphone!

(SPOT.ph) ‘Tis the season to be jolly; but sometimes, it’s just a bit hard to smile when you have to deal with the hassles brought about by this time of year. This Christmas, wouldn’t it be great to shop for all your loved ones from the convenience of your home? Wouldn’t it also be great to avoid gridlock traffic jams en-route to your holiday reunions and get togethers?

Whip out your smartphone and you definitely can! With a capable data/Internet connection, you can shop, book rides, calculate the least congested routes on the road, and even make restaurant reservations all from the palm of your hand. Here are some must-have apps for you this Christmas—download them and experience a hassle-free holiday season like never before.

1. Zalora/Lazada
This mobile shopping app gives you great Christmas deals on clothes, shoes, gadgets, and a whole lot more. Shopping while you chill at home and avoid the throng at shopping malls? Yes, you want that!


Spongebob just bought Patrick a new rock… and didn’t have to leave home to do it!

2. GrabCar

Book a ride through this app and avoid the stress of being behind the wheel during the holiday traffic. Oh, another benefit: You don’t have to worry about parking!


And you shouldn’t be driving after too many single malts!

3. Waze

Let this popular navigation app help you find the best no-traffic routes to your destinations this Christmas.


Your car will love not being stuck in a jam

4. Zomato

Ah, what’s Christmas without some kind of feast? Get this lifestyle app and narrow down your choices for where to eat. Make a reservation while you’re at it!


Lots to be happy about, especially when food is involved

5. HOOQ

And if you just want to stay in, catch some classic Yuletide flicks on HOOQ with your family and loved ones.


Movie marathooooon!

So sit back, relax, and let the tech do the work. Living a life with modern technological conveniences is definitely a time for celebration!




These apps will help you make the most of (and survive!) the craziness of Christmas, but you can only maximize them with a reliable data connection. Subscribe to one of the many Globe GoSURF plans and ensure your connection is stable, so you can make the most out of your handy apps, and ace the holiday rush.


Globe GoSURF also comes with free content like Spotify or HOOQ, Facebook, and Viber for all your social media, messaging, lifestyle, and music needs. You can enjoy seamless, uninterrupted Internet connectivity, and remain at ease with protection from the No Billshock guarantee.

Data plans include GoSURF99 up to GoSURF999, where subscribers will not pay more than P1500 on data; and GoSURF 1799 to GoSURF2499, where subscribers will not pay more than P3000 on data.

Visit www.globe.com.ph for more information.

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