SM Department Stores will once again treat state employees to a three-day nationwide sale on September 17 to 19, 2013.
A 5% discount will be granted on all regular items for every minimum purchase of P500 to those who present an official government identification or GSIS card, while a 10% discount for every minimum purchase of P500.00 will be granted to those who will be able to present their SM Advantage Card, SM Prestige Card, MOM Card or BDO Reward Card along with their government IDs.
The special promo exclude purchases at Snack Exchange, Camera Shop, Customer Service Counters, and items like chemical, toiletries, diapers, pharmacy, small appliances, business machines, and other promo items.
Civil servants will also get to enjoy free train rides courtesy of the Metro Rail Transit (MRT) and the Light Rail Transit Authority (LRTA) through the Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) on September 19.
Only bonafide government employees with valid IDs may avail of the free rides. Free MRT-3 ride starts at 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. and will resume at 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Free LRT Lines 1 and 2 rides may be availed at 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. and from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. only.
Meanwhile, national art galleries, the Museum of the Filipino People, the Planetarium and branch museums will grant complementary entrance to all government officials and employees for the whole month of September. The offering of free entrance and on official time aims to encourage public servants to visit the country’s rich cultural treasures. However, the privilege is only limited to public servants and will not be extended to their companions.
For further inquiries, contact the Public Assistance and Information Office (telephone no. 931-4180, email address firstname.lastname@example.org) or the nearest CSC regional or field office. Guidelines and further information are available at the CSC’s website: SM mall and free train rides, or the official PCSA blog.
Note: Guidelines for the free museum visits will be posted soon.