The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf now accepts GCash scan to pay, launches the 2019 Giving Journal and 2 new holiday drinks

A merry partnership between The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf (CBTL) and Mynt lets you scan to pay for your CBTL purchases via the GCash app, purchases like the new CBTL journal and new holiday drinks (more on these later). From Oct 24-28, GCash users can scan the merchant’s QR code to pay with the GCash app to enjoy P100 discount at CBTL (for a mininum purchase of PHP115.00). Speaking of holiday “events”, CBTL will launch on Oct 27 their 2019 Giving Journal (the theme this year is Generosity) and two new drinks with a Pinoy holiday feel (Ube Ice Blend and Chocolate Nut Ice Blend). The 2019 Giving Journal features four new designs (such as the new CBTL logo on the cover), and its proceeds go to the Real Life Foundation, a non-profit org that sends out-of-school youths to learning institutions.

CBTL is also one of the first coffee chains in the country to accept Alipay QR payments, which allows international customer with Alipay app on their phones pay without cash. Right now, this feature is available in selected branches and will be rolled to other brands this year.

To get your own GCash account, simply download the GCash app for free from the App Store or from Google Play Store, and sign up for an account. Or, look for @gcashofficial on Facebook Messenger and sign up.

L-R: Clarie Aguilar (Senior Marketing Officer, CBTL), Arielle Wang (Account Manager – Business Development, Mynt), Ana Bautista (Industry Head, Mynt), Nella Lomotan (Marketing Manager for Communities & Engagement, CBTL), Kim Cruz (Associate Brand Manager, CBTL), and Kristina Viray (Senior Marketing Officer, CBTL).

To top up your GCash account, you can visit over 16,000 partner outlets nationwide. These include 7-Elevent, SM Business Centers, Robinsons Business Centers, Puregold branches, and Villarica Pawnshop branches. At the outlet, tell the cashier to cash-in to their GCash account. Cashing in to outlet’s GCash is free.

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Irwin Allen Rivera loves his wife's cooking so much he's now twice the man he used to be. His English essay won a Don Carlos Palanca Memorial Award for Literature in 2012. His philosophical-horror story appeared in Philippine Speculative Fiction 8 (2013). He was managing editor and lead writer of Sites and Symbols 2 (2005), a coffee-table book about buildings in UP Diliman - his alma mater (BA Philosophy; MA Creative Writing continuing). He worked at the UP Diliman Information Office before shifting to web content writing. His sudden fiction, "Notwithstanding Pigs," initially a Friendster testimonial, appeared in Philippines Graphic (2006) and in Very Short Stories for Harried Readers (2007). He used to write for