6 Ways to Use Your Beep Card Other Than in LRT and MRT

Published: August 31, 2018 | Updated: February 18, 2020 | Posted by: Venus Zoleta | Personal Finance


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That Beep card in your wallet is more powerful than it seems.

What started as a stored value card for exclusive use in LRT and MRT has evolved into a tap-and-go payment card in more places—from bus terminals to convenience stores and even cinemas.

If you’re using that blue card only as a train ticket, you’re missing out on the convenience it brings. Like a contactless credit card, the beep™ card eliminates the hassles of cash payments. No more awkward moments with the cashier after handing a 1,000-peso bill. No need to fumble for coins.

Read more: The Filipino Commuter’s Guide to Using Beep Card

How else can you use a Beep card? Let’s count the ways.

1. Pay Fares in Select Bus Lines

Beep Card Philippines - Bus Lines

Similar to Hong Kong’s Octopus card and Singapore’s EZ-Link card, the Philippines’ Beep card is made for seamless commutes in the Greater Manila Area. Getting around the city is easier with this reloadable card.

Bus Lines That Accept Beep Card Payments

Many bus lines—including P2P buses, BGC Bus, Citylink buses, and Airport Loop buses—accept fare payment with Beep cards. They typically have the beep™ logo on their windshield or side window.
Here’s a list of buses where you can tap your Beep card to pay fares:

Bus LinesRoutes
BGC Bus       All routes within BGC
Citylink Coach Services
  • McKinley Hill to San Lorenzo Place and vice-versa
  • McKinley Hill to MRT Guadalupe and vice-versa
  • Newport City to Eastwood City and vice-versa
DNS P2P Buses
  • U.P. Town Center to Glorietta 3 and vice-versa
  • Lake Front to Glorietta 3 and vice-versa
Froehlich P2P Buses
  • Glorietta 5 to Trinoma and vice-versa
  • SM North EDSA to Glorietta 5 and vice-versa
  • SM Megamall to SM North EDSA and vice-versa
HM Transport 
  • Baclaran to NAIA Terminal 3 (Airport Loop)
  • Alabang Town Center to Market! Market! (P2P)
RRCG P2P Buses
  • Alabang Town Center to Greenbelt 1 and vice-versa
  • Ayala Malls South Park to Greenbelt 5 and vice-versa
  • Starmall Alabang to Starmall EDSA-Shaw
  • Alabang Town Center to Ayala Malls The 30th and vice-versa
  • Robinsons Place Antipolo to Robinsons Galleria and vice-versa
  • SM City Masinag to Greenbelt 5 and vice-versa
TAS Trans P2P Buses
  • Robinsons Sta. Rosa to Glorietta 2 and vice-versa
  • Ayala Malls Solenad to Circuit Makati

Aside from the standard blue card, the bus lines listed above also accept other reloadable prepaid cards in the Philippines such as Globe GCash Mastercard, BPI-Ayala Malls Amore prepaid card, and PayMaya beep card.

How to Pay for Your Bus Fare Using a Beep Card

  1. Tap your card on the card reader of the beep™ Bus Validator found in the bus terminal or near the driver inside the bus. (Beep payments for RRCG bus fares are accepted at the controller’s booth.)
  2. Wait for the light to turn green and the beep sound.
  3. Check your balance and fare deduction on the screen display. When you see your card details, it means your transaction is complete.

2. Pay Toll Fees

Beep Card Philippines - Toll Fees

If you always drive along the busy expressways, you know how long the lines at the toll gates could get. Cut your waiting time by paying toll fees with your Beep card! Just look for toll booths with a beep™ signage at NLEX, CAVITEX, Coastal Road, or SCTEX.

3. Pay for Purchases at Convenience Stores

Beep Card Philippines - Convenience Stores

Did you know that you could also pay for items with your Beep card—aside from reloading it—in some convenience stores?

Beep cards are accepted as a payment mode at Circle K and all FamilyMart branches in Metro Manila. You can also tap to pay at select 7-Eleven branches (McKinley Hill BGC, Net Cube BGC, BSA Tower Makati, Buendia Makati, and Columbia Tower Mandaluyong).

A convenience store branch accepts Beep card payments if it has the beep™ logo on its door and a card reader at the counter.

4. Order Meals at Fast Food Joints

Beep Card Philippines - Fast Food

Need to grab a quick bite to survive those stressful MRT commutes? Your Beep card is here to save the day!
Tap your card to order meals faster at select branches of Wendy’s. You may also use it at select branches of Binalot and Auntie Anne’s.

Binalot:

  • Amaia Steps, Parañaque
  • California Garden Square, Mandaluyong
  • Greenbelt 1
  • Hanston, Pasig
  • Robinsons Metro East, Pasig
  • Robinsons Otis, Manila

Auntie Anne’s:

  • Gateway Mall
  • Paseo Center, Makati
  • SM Manila
  • SM Makati
  • U.P. Town Center

5. Buy Movie Tickets

Beep Card Philippines - Pay for Movie Tickets

No spare cash to purchase movie tickets for the last full show? Your Beep card got you covered. Just tap to pay for Robinsons Movieworld tickets at one of these branches: Galleria, Manila, Magnolia, Forum, and Metro East. Most of these Robinsons Malls are accessible to MRT and LRT stations, so you can use your card again on your train ride home after your movie date.

6. Shop for Clothing and Accessories

Beep Card Philippines - Shopping

Major fashion retailers don’t accept Beep transactions just yet. But Beep has recently partnered with Worship Generation, a Christian merchandise brand. This means you can buy clothing and accessories from this merchant by tapping your Beep card at the cashier.

Final Thoughts

The Beep card may not be widely accepted in the Philippines as a payment mode today. But soon, it will expand to include more retail partners. Who knows, it might become an all-in-one payment card someday.

To get updates on new establishments where you can use your tap-and-go card, follow beep™ card on Facebook and Twitter.

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