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Watsons Switcher's Feud

Sunday, March 19, 2017

     I'm a self-confessed cheapskate that's why when buying products for family, I always make sure to compare prices before purchasing. Even if I don't have a tight budget, I see to it that I buy products that are cost-effective. Raise your hands if you're one the many Filipinos who always check the price before buying products in the supermarket or at the groceries.

     Five years ago, the country’s economy was going through unstable times. Consumers were faced with tightening budgets, forced to choose where they would spend and where they would cut down. Watsons wanted help. So in 2012, they launched the “Switch & Save” campaign, an educational effort that showed smart shoppers how to save on their personal care essentials in order to afford more of the things they really wanted. All they had to do was shift from the leading brand to the Watsons brand. 

Watsons Switcher's Feud

Watsons Switch Test Launch

Thursday, June 23, 2016

     A wise shopper knows what to pick between quality and savings, right? If asked, quality or savings? I noticed that most of the consumers now will choose savings over quality because of high prices of products in the market. They will scrimp and sacrifice quality because they think the money they have can only take them so far. But here’s the thing- neither one is actually right, now that Watsons has a better answer. Switch & Save with Watsons.

     I've said this before, I'm a loyal Watsons shopper and I've made a switch long time ago. For several years now Watsons has been running its Switch & Save campaign where customers can save up to 80% less if they switch from the leading brand to Watsons label and still get excellent quality personal care products. Just recently, they set up unbranded booths in their store to make an experiment named Watsons Switch Test. More details about the #switchtest and highlights of the launch below :)
Watsons Switch Test Launch
Tessa Prieto Valdez, Christian Bautista, Patty Laurel, and Iya Villania
     This campaign of Watsons has met a massive success after convincing tons of people from everyday shoppers to high-profile endorsers like Iya Villania, Christian Bautista, Tessa Prieto Valdez, and Patty Laurel to make the change. Even with such unbelievably great savings, some skeptics remained unconvinced that Watsons products could be as good as the leading brand. To settle the question once and for all, the Watsons team decided to put it to the test- The Switch Test.
Watsons Switch Test Launch
L to R Jared De Guzman, Ines Bernardo, Karen Fabres, Tessa Valdez, Krisel Macatangay, Christian Bautista, Janelle De Leon and Helen Capunong
The Switch Test works like this:

  • Setting up unbranded booths in major cities around the country.
  • Watsons put its products up against the best of the best- the category leaders. 
  • Without showing or telling them what brands were involved, the Switch Test mediator had each customer try out two products- Watsons and the leader. 
  • They were asked to hold them, examine them, test and compare them, and eventually to choose the one they would buy. 

The Switch Test results:
“Brand A lotion smells good, and is softer on the skin, compared to Brand B,” said one shopper who was surprised to learn that Brand A was actually Watsons. She was even more surprised when she found out Watsons costs 80% less.
     During the Watsons Switch Test launch held at Makati Shangrila, Watsons team selected a couple of media guests and bloggers to participate in the switch test. Beauty blogger Kaycee Enerva of Kikay Si Kat came up on stage with Miss Tessa Prieto Valdes to do the test. There are two bottle of lotions labeled A and B. Kaycee slathered lotion A and B on her arm. Made an observation on both lotions' texture and scent. 
Watsons Switch Test Launch
Ms. Tessa Prieto Valdes with blogger Kaycee Enerva doin the switch test
      The team tested lotion, toothbrushes, body scrubs, tissue, even hair irons, and, in the end, less than 20% of shoppers chose the leading brand over Watsons quality. But when informed of the sizeable savings afterward, even they were easily swayed to switch. 
Watsons Switch Test Launch
Valerie Tan test Watsons product with Host Ines Bernardo
     Indeed, with the Switch Test done, the results are clear- 8 out of 10 shoppers prefer Watsons quality, not to mention the Watsons price. And as for that age-old question about quality or savings- it finally has an answer it looks like everyone can agree upon. Take both. Switch to Watsons and save!  One in particular summed it up perfectly, “Up to 80 percent savings on body lotion, 60 percent on body scrub, and 55 percent on hair iron, what’s there to think about?” So with Watsons Label products, you get quality and savings in every product you buy. My faves? Watsons Body Scrub and Watsons Body Lotion.

Have you made the switch to Watsons Label? What's your favorite personal care products from Watsons?

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Watsons Switcher's Surprise Campaign Launch

Tuesday, February 02, 2016

     As a mother, my mind is set to save money for my family's needs. Our budget is allocated for my son's education and everyday basic expenses. Saving for the more essential things in life is more important now than buying things that goes under the 'wants' list.When I was in my college, I want the latest gadgets and shop till I drop buying branded clothes and other stuff. I don't have a responsibility back then that's why I always attain these pleasures anytime. Now that I have a family, first things first. I learned to be content with what I have now.

     But it's not bad to dream of having a new gadget, or go to your dream destination because if you know how save on things that you buy everyday, you will have that extra money to achieve what you want. There’s hope, however, as Watsons, Asia’s leading health and beauty retailer, helps customers to shop wisely and strategically by providing them with quality products at friendly prices. This 2016, Watsons further rewards its smart shoppers who make the SWITCH and SAVE with the SWITCHER’S SURPRISE campaign. Reasons why switching to Watsons label will help you save money and highlights of the event below :)
     The Watsons Switcher’s Surprise campaign brings to life the idea that by switching to the Watsons label, customers are able to save money for things that they really want or that matters the most to them. Last January 26 and January 28, I was invited to witness how several shoppers at the SM Mall of Asia had a double surprise waiting for them simply by making the switch and choosing Watsons Label products.
Watsons Switcher's Surprise Campaign Launch
     I'm a proud Watsons Label products user, I swear that these products are cost-effective and really cheaper than the leading brands in the market today. We are loyal Watsons Hand Soap user, I already emptied three big bottles of Watsons Argan Oil Hair Shampoo, I have stocks of Watsons Facial Wipes inside my bags. I take Watsons Generics Vitamin E and Vitamin C everyday. These vitamins and supplements offered by Watsons under the Watsons Generics brand are very affordable and the quality is same as the branded ones!
Watsons Switcher's Surprise Campaign LaunchL-R:  Ms. Tessa Prieto-Valdes, Macbook Air winner Jonalyn Pano, Ms. Karen Fabres Group Marketing Head of Watsons Philippines, Ms. Krisel Macatangay, Marketing Manager of Watsons 
     During designated hours of the day, shoppers who pick up specially marked Watsons Label products instantly get the chance to win fabulous prizes, such as a flatscreen TV, a Macbook Air, and a trip for 2 to Hong Kong! The lucky shoppers were guided to a specially designed booth where they get their surprise – a most coveted prize personally handed by celebrity endorsers Lorna Tolentino, Iya Villania, Tessa Prieto-Valdes, Patty Laurel-Filart and Christian Bautista! I witnessed how Jonalyn Pano had switched to Watsons Label that day, bought two tubs of Watsons Label hair wax and won a Macbook Air in an instant!
Watsons Switcher's Surprise Campaign Launch
Ms. Krisel Macatangay, Marketing Manager of Watsons with Macbook Air winner Jonalyn Pano and Ms. Tessa Prieto-Valdes
“On top of the savings they get from purchasing Watsons Label products, our loyal shoppers have also gotten used to receiving cute items and tokens, so this year we decided to raise the stakes and reward them with something truly unforgettable,” says Karen Fabres, Group Marketing Manager of Watsons Philippines.
Watsons Switcher's Surprise Campaign LaunchKaren Fabres, Group Marketing Manager of Watsons Philippines
“Our customers shop at Watsons to save on the things they really want in life, but with the Switcher’s Surprise promo, they might just bring home that thing they’ve saving up for but with a single purchase,” Fabres says. “It’s definitely a lot easier to enjoy what life has to offer when you choose to Switch and Save the Watsons way.”
Watsons Switcher's Surprise Campaign Launch
Ms. Lorna Tolentino
     During the event, the newest addition to the Watsons’ family, Lorna Tolentino, was introduced and has switched to Watsons Generics for her medicine and vitamins. Do you know that you are guaranteed to get quality medicine and save as much as 80 percent with Watsons Generics?
Watsons Switcher's Surprise Campaign Launch
Watsons Generics medicines
     Watsons Label believes that with more value from hard-earned money spent on quality affordable products, every Filipino gets more savings to enjoy the other important things in life with their loved ones. With a wider variety of products, from personal care items, beauty essentials, and now medicine, Asia’s leading personal care store provides smart shoppers the choice to save as much as 80 percent without compromising on quality.
Watsons Switcher's Surprise Campaign Launch
Watsons has the Watsons Buy 2 Take 1 Promo on selected Watsons Label Products from January 22 to March 2016
     Thank you so much Watsons Philppines for having me! Great news to all, especially if you're a loyal Watsons shopper. Watsons has the Watsons Buy 2 Take 1 Promo on selected Watsons Label Products from January 22 to March 2016. I advise you to shop now and hoard on your favorite Watsons Label products.

Have you switched and save with Watsons Label products? 

For more information about Watsons Label products, visit their website 
Like them on Facebook: Watsons Philippines
Follow them on Twitter: @WatsonsPH
Follow them on Instagram: @watsonsph
Check out the hashtag #SwitchersSurprise

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Watsons Switch and Save Campaign with Tessa Prieto-Valdes

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

     Whenever I step inside any branch of Watsons Store, I'm always in a eureka moment! It's one of my favorite stores in the metro because of best deals and great finds under one roof. I've been a Watsons shopper ever since, I can't recall when was the exact year that both of my feet landed inside their store here in Fairview but from then on, my trip to Sm Malls and other malls where there is Watsons will not be complete if I will not pay a visit at their store.

     So when I was invited to shop with one of Watsons brand ambassador last week, I immediately said yes without hesitation. I was so excited to shop with Ms. Tessa Prieto-Valdes because I've heard lots of great things about her. She's nice inside and out. Truth be told she's really nice and approachable in person :) Dressed in a Watsons Store personnel uniform, Ms. Tessa introduced me to Watsons Label. She's a smart shopper that's why she highly recommends Watsons Label to all the shoppers. More details about this fun shopping event with Tessa Prieto-Valdes after the jump!
Watsons Switch and Save Campaign
Ms. Tessa Prieto-Valdes welcoming the shoppers inside Watsons SM Aura

     From personal care items, beauty essentials, and even medicine, Asia's leading personal care store now offers a wider variety of products under it's own label, giving shoppers the choice to save as much as 80 percent without compromising on quality. That's a big savings especially for a mother like me who wants to save money on everyday essentials.

Watsons Switch and Save Campaign with Tessa Prieto-Valdes
Switch and Save with these Watsons Label products
     Watsons has irresistible deals that's why their campaign has caught the attention of several celebrities who made the Switch and Save including Tessa Prieto-Valdes, Patty Laurel, Iya Villana-Arellano and the newest switcher Christian Bautista.
Watsons Switch and Save Campaign with Tessa Prieto-Valdes
Watsons Label Hand Soaps- available in gel and cream variants
     Since I'm a skin care junkie, the first products from the Watsons Label line that caught my attention was the hand soap, hand soaps! They offer a variety of hand soaps in a BOGO (Buy 1, Get 1) deal. It's amazing that they also have refills for each variant that's also in a buy 1 take 1 offer. I want to buy a pair from each variant, if you only knew me. I wash my hands more than 10 times a day at home. That's how OC I am, clean hands all the time!
Watsons Switch and Save Campaign with Tessa Prieto-Valdes
     Tessa Prieto- Valdes shared her bath essentials which include Watsons Strawberry and Yoghurt Cream Hand soap that effectively cleanses and protects hands from dryness, Watsons Scented Cream Body Wash with Goat's Milk to gently slough off dead skin cells and helps to hydrate and brighten the skin and Watsons Whitening Milk and Salt Scrub to help enhance the skin, and exfoliate dead skin cells.
Watsons Switch and Save Campaign with Tessa Prieto-Valdes
     Tessa was a very energetic and informative sales attendant that day so I was persuaded by her words to switch to Watsons Label Hand soaps. These hand soaps smell so good! Not bad for the price since a 500 ml of scented hand soap costs 74.50 php. For less than 150 php, you'll get 2 500 ml bottles of cream or gel variant. What's great about the offer is that you can also mix and match the variants from the hand soap line.

     I also found out that to keep her skin looking healthy and protect it from free radical damage, Tessa relies on a couple of products from Watsons Generics. Watsons Glutathione to lighten skin and prevent skin darkening caused by UV exposure and Watsons Vitamin E to prevent eye disorders and help her avoid a number of diseases. 
Watsons Switch and Save Campaign with Tessa Prieto-Valdes
     Tessa is the second Switch and Save Ambassador who made a surprise visit to a Watsons Store. Watsons Label believes that with more value from hard-earned money spent on quality affordable products, every Filipino Gets more savings to enjoy other important things in life with their loved ones.
Watsons Switch and Save Campaign with Tessa Prieto-Valdes
     To tell you honestly, I did not shop that day even if my hands were itching to place most of the Watsons Label products that was recommended by Tessa to me in my shopping basket. I have kept in my mind all the things she rave and the personal care products that she's truly using. So when I got home, I listed them down and last weekend I went to Watson's Fairview Terraces branch to shop, Switch and Save with Watsons Label products.

     The photo above shows my haul. I've included other brands that I'm already using here. They have great deals with other brands so I also bought them. Anyhoo, I'm so happy with my hauls! Total shopping damage spent was 2,000 php. I just forgot to include the hand soaps in this photo. I've hoarded and shared them with my sisters and in-laws. I've bought 6 bottles in different variants and 2 hand soap refills.
Watsons Switch and Save Campaign with Tessa Prieto-Valdes
Watson's Generics Vitamin E, Watsons Generics Vitamin C, Watsons Invigorating Wet Tissue in Green Tea,  Watsons Loofah Pad, Watsons Milk and Salt Scrub with Collagen, Watson's Argan Oil Shampoo, Watsons Psyllium Fiber Powder in Calamansi Flavor
     Here are the Watsons Label products that I bought which gave me a big savings! As per Tessa's advice, the Watson's Generics Vitamin E prevents eye disorder and other disease so I need to have a box! I've also included Watsons Generics Vitamin C, Watsons Invigorating Wet Tissue in Green Tea scent which is their best-seller, Watsons Loofah Pad, Watsons Milk and Salt Scrub, also a fave of Tessa but my pick was the collagen variant. Watson's Argan Oil shampoo because I'm a sucker for anything natural and Watsons Psyllium Fiber out of curiosity because it's calamansi flavor.
Watsons Switch and Save Campaign with Tessa Prieto-Valdes
     Drop by any Watsons stores now and enjoy more saving with the "Shop to Save" promo. Get a 300 coupon with a minimum single-purchase receipt of 1,500 php from the participating Watsons Label products and exclusive participating brands. Promo will run until May 20, 2015. I was not able to qualify for this promo but I'm happy that I got a pretty orange pouch FREEBIE!

To know more about Watsons and their exciting promos visit their website: 
Like them on Facebook: Watsons Philippines
Follow them on Twitter: WatsonsPH
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Good Times!~


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