Last Wednesday, mobile shopping app Honestbee announced its partnership with S&R Membership Shopping. Before I say more, what is Honestbee? Honestbee is a free downloadable app available at Google Play and the App Store. They’ve partnered with several food and retail outlets to make shopping more convenient for us. With Honestbee, you can shop at S&R, Farmer’s Market, Southstar Drug, Meat Depot, DECs, etc without leaving your house. Just click on what you want to order on the app and busy bees will do the shopping for you. Then they’ll deliver to your doorstep right after. How cool and convenient is that?
Honestbee has been around a while, I just never got around to giving it a try. One of their first partner establishments was Robinsons Supermarket. But since we live within walking distance of one, it never occured to me to use the app to shop there. But S&R is a different story. It could take me an hour to get to the nearest branch if traffic is bad (maybe 20 mins if there is totally no traffic). Plus, S&R has a lot of unique imported items I like. All that said, I think I’m now ready to give Honestbee a go.
It was a fun lunch event with blogger friends! I think most of us are S&R members lol.
Anyhow, I tried shopping at S&R via Honestbee this weekend and it was quite a learning experience. I’m sharing everything with you so you don’t make the same mistake(s). Ready to shop? Please read on. I had to pay a non-member fee (even if I’ve been a member since 2010) just because my app wasn’t updated. Eeep. Here goes:
- Download the Honestbee app from Google Play or App Store. If you already have it, update it to the latest version. If you don’t have an account yet, sign up HERE and get a free P500 voucher that can be used at any Honestbee partner establishment.
- Open the app. Click on “You” at the bottom of the app screen, marked #1 on the photo above.
- Click “Your store memberships”, marked #2 on the photo above. This will take you to the screen where you can input your S&R membership details.
- You should see a notice that says “Hooray, you’re a verified S&R Membership Shopping member!”, marked #3 on the photo above.
When I first shopped at S&R with Honestbee, I failed to update my app and the “Your store memberships” portion wasn’t there. Hence I was unable to input my membership details and I was charged a Non-Member Fee of P51.72 for my P1k+ order.
Anyway, I placed my order last Thursday night and had it scheduled for delivery Saturday afternoon, 2pm to 4pm today. I received a text message from my shopper that my order wasn’t pushing through because some items were out of stock. Then he called me and clarified that among the stuff I ordered, only the Ehrmann Yoginos Blueberry (P94) was unavailable. He asked me what I wanted to do. I asked him to get 2 packs of Yakult, which should cost around P90, to replace the yogurt. He said okay.
At exactly 2pm, I got a call from my shopper to confirm my house number. He was already in front of our gate. So the estimated delivery time was 2pm to 4pm, I got my order at 2pm! Impressive. I ordered 2 packs of Yakult, S&R Cage Free Eggs, Cowhead Pure Milk, and Yonsei Banana Flavored Milk Drink.
I’m pretty happy and satisfied with my Honestbee experience and I would gladly recommend it to everyone I know! I should also mention that if you reach P2,500, the delivery is FREE! I love it. Apart from shopping, they also do food deliveries — they have a separate section for restaurants.
Like I said earlier, if you haven’t yet tried using Honestbee, register for a free account now! I have a P500 reward voucher you can get upon registration HERE.
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