Chinese New Year 2020: 8 Exciting Deals to Welcome the Year of the Metal Rat

January 24, 2020 | Posted by: Venus Zoleta | Lifestyle

January 24, 2020


Chinese New Year 2020 Deals | Moneymax

The rat is the first sign in the Chinese zodiac. This zodiac sign in Chinese astrology signifies vitality. And because Chinese New Year 2020 starts the Year of the Metal Rat, it’s considered a year of new beginnings.

With the Year of the Rat officially starting on January 25, the city will be once more draped with reds and golds, as well as motifs of dragons, tigers, and rats. It’s also the season to stuff our tummies with tikoy, noodles, dim sum, round fruits, and other food that brings good luck all year round.

The number 8, which sounds like “wealth” or “prosperity” in Chinese, is regarded as the lucky number in the Chinese culture. And so, we’ve rounded up eight promos to celebrate Chinese New Year 2020.

1. Chinese New Year 2020 Buffet for P599 at RED Hotel

Chinese New Year 2020 Deals - Buffet Promos

Promo period: January 25, 2020, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Looking for an affordable place to celebrate Chinese New Year with your family? For only PHP 599 per head, you and your loved ones can enjoy a bountiful feast of authentic Chinese cuisine, from appetizers to desserts. Just visit the LA MUSE restaurant on the 5th floor of RED Hotel along EDSA Cubao, Quezon City. [1]

The dinner buffet rate for Chinese New Year 2020 applies to adult guests and children four years old and up. Kids up to three years old can eat for free.

The paying guest can pick an AngPao from RED Hotel’s LUCKY AngPao tree for a chance to win a free overnight stay and other exciting prizes.

If your family books a room overnight, a 50% discount on the breakfast buffet can be availed for kids aged four to 10.

Related: Hungry? Take Note of These Buffet Promos in Metro Manila

2. Free KFC Treat for Citibank Cardholders

Promo period: Until February 21, 2020

Eligible cards: All Citibank credit cards

Every purchase worth PHP 3,000 on your Citi credit card (single-receipt straight or PayLite spend) [2] entitles you to any of these free KFC meals:

  • 1-pc. Fully Loaded Box
  • Zinger Combo
  • Sisig Rice Bowl Meal

More swipes mean more treats! A friendly reminder, though: be mindful of your credit card spending to avoid maxing out your card.

Related: Credit Card Promos for Dining, Traveling, and Shopping in 2020

3. Klook Chinese New Year Sale

Chinese New Year 2020 Deals - Travel Promos

Promo period: Until January 25, 2020

This is the perfect time to save on your travels for 2020 with Klook’s Chinese New Year Sale! Enjoy PHP 88 off any activity booked via Klook using the promo code LUCKY88PH. Only first-time users can avail of this promo. No minimum purchase required. [3]

Klook also offers country-specific deals where you can get as much as PHP 380 off your booking. If you’ll visit any of these destinations in 2020, consider yourself lucky:

  • Hong Kong
  • Japan
  • Singapore
  • Taiwan
  • Korea
  • Thailand
  • Indonesia
  • Malaysia
  • US
  • Europe
  • Australia
  • China

Related: Visa-Free Countries for Traveling Filipinos in 2020

4. 2020 BDO UnionPay Chinese New Year Rebate

Chinese New Year 2020 Deals - BDO Credit Card Promo

Promo period: Until January 26, 2020

Eligible cards: BDO Gold and Diamond UnionPay

Earn up to PHP 8,880 cash rebate with your BDO UnionPay credit card! When you charge at least PHP 15,000 or USD 300 to your card within the promo period, you can get an 8.88% rebate [4]. The minimum spend requirement per transaction is PHP 3,000 or USD 60.

5. Ramen for Only P150

Chinese New Year 2020 Deals - Dining Promos

Promo period: Until January 26, 2020

Who says you can’t enjoy a steaming bowl of ramen on a Chinese New Year? It’s still noodles, anyway.

At Ramen Dojo, you can even have stacks of bowls of ramen because each one costs only PHP 150! Other Japanese fare like gyoza, teriyaki, and yakisoba are also available at affordable prices. [5]

This promo is valid only at Ramen Dojo’s branches in SM Manila and SM Masinag.

Related: 11 Best-Tasting Yet Affordable Ramen in Metro Manila

6. Dim sum All You Can for P598 at Lugang Cafe

Chinese New Year 2020 Deals - Dining Promos

Promo period:

  • Ayala Malls Manila Bay branch – February 15, 2020
  • SM North EDSA branch – February 1, 2020

Feast on unlimited xiao long bao and other dim sum favorites at Lugang Cafe this Chinese New Year! The buffet rate is only PHP 598 per guest, so avail of it while it lasts. This promo is valid only at Lugang Cafe branches in Ayala Malls Manila Bay and SM North EDSA from Mondays to Saturdays. [6]

7. Serenitea Lucky 88 Drinks

Chinese New Year 2020 Deals - Food Promos

Promo period: January 25 to 27, 2020

Milk tea lovers! Here’s a great reason to celebrate Chinese New Year. Serenitea is offering large cups of these three drinks for only PHP 88 each:

  • Matcha Latte (house-blend matcha green tea with creamy milk over ice)
  • Aloha Fruitea (pineapple, passion fruit, and jasmine green tea with sliced apples, oranges, and calamansi over ice)
  • Brown Sugar Taho (chilled soy pudding with brown sugar, ice, and freshly cooked pearls)

With this promo, you can save as much as PHP 62 per cup at any Serenitea branch nationwide. [7]

Related: Best Milk Tea in the Philippines: Where to Satisfy Your Bubble Tea Craving

8. J.CO Donuts and Sandwiches for Only P398

Chinese New Year 2020 Deals - Food Promos

Promo period: Until January 26, 2020

Cheese is considered a lucky food this 2020—obviously because rats love to eat cheese, and it’s the Year of the Rat.

J.CO ‘s Chinese New Year 2020 promo brings good luck and saves you money. Buy a set of pre-packed half-dozen donuts and half-dozen J.Club sandwiches for only PHP 398. [8]

The donut set includes the following flavors: Cheesecakelicious, Blueberry More, Berry Spears, Alcapone, and Meisissipi. The J.Club sandwiches include these flavors: Cheezy Rich, Red Velvet, and White Velvet.

During the promo period, every customer can buy only up to two sets per transaction. The promo is valid in all J.CO branches nationwide, except for the stores in Robinsons Iloilo and SM Iloilo.

Final Thoughts

Chinese New Year is said to be a time for wishes and prayers for abundance, good fortune, and prosperity in the year ahead. Thus far, it looks to be quite the abundant start to the celebrations of the Year of the Metal Rat as other establishments across the metro offer various deals and Chinese cuisine at its finest.

Enjoy your Chinese New Year celebration! Kung Hei Fat Choi!

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