Are you a Daiso-holic? I think I can’t deny anymore that I am. I’ve shared a beauty haul and an office haul before, but I’ll soon be sharing the major haul that just happened when I was invited by Daiso to attend their Shangri-la Plaza branch’s opening. But first, a little info on this worldwide sensation of a Japanese value store:
Originating from Japan, Daiso is a popular supplier of living ware goods, known for value items that retail for JPY 100. Anything you could think of, and even stuff you haven’t thought up, you will usually stumble across inside those highly-addictive stores. Since opening its first shop in the 70’s, Daiso has branched out all over the world with stores in countries like Korea, Australia, USA, Brazil, and the Philippines. Locally, Robinsons Retail Holdings Inc. holds the exclusive sub-license to sell authentic Daiso merchandise from Japan and operates the legitimate Daiso Japan store concept in the Philippines. There are currently over 40 branches in the Philippines already, and more are on the way. Yasss! Feed my addiction! So now let’s move onto their newest branch that opened just last August 28 at Shangri-la Plaza:
From my experience, making the trip to store openings is usually worth the time and effort for two reasons: First, you’ll appreciate the opening day promotions, especially if you’re already a loyal patron of the brand to begin with. Second, there are often fun activities and freebies lined up. I have also gone to the opening of Handyman, another brand under Robinsons Retail Holdings Inc., and there was free popcorn for any purchase. It’s a nice little bonus when you’re in there buying hardware. (lol) Granted, you’ll be in a crowded place as there are bound to be others who appreciate a good deal as much as you do, so some level of patience is involved.
Like a wise consumer, I already did my research prior to setting foot in the store. I knew that the dish washing liquid, laundry detergent, and hand soap had buy-1-get-1 deals. I like that they chose practical household items to put on promotion. Regularly used items means all the more reason to stock up!
Further inspection brought me to these displays:
Aaaand I ran into these lovely ladies:
Finally, the shopping was done.
I’ll share the full haul later, but I did get free green tea ice cream as I was standing in line. I was also given a small bag of Jagabee Potato Snacks upon entering.
Congratulations to Daiso on the latest branch! I had a blast shopping for… everything. Haul post coming next!
*Bloggers and media partners were invited to the opening by Daiso Philippines. We were treated to GCs to pick out our favorite items. I was not paid or otherwise compensated for this . Save for some facts presented from the press kit, the opinions expressed here are entirely my own.*