Monday, December 17, 2018

Grab Philippines Offers Bus Service to Alleviate TNVS Shortage


Recognizing traffic and limited transportation options (including the lack of Grab units lately), Grab Philippines is augmenting this with the Grab Christmas Express service. The free bus and jeepney ride service will ply high-demand locations from today until December 24, 2018.

Grab users can easily avail of the Grab Christmas Express Bus and Jeeps by claiming their Christmas Express Unlimited Pass from the in-app GrabRewards catalog. The ticket can be used multiple times, but is equivalent to one seat only.

The Grab P2P buses are operating from 5:00 PM -11:00 PM covering SM Megamall to SM North in partnership with Froehlich Tours Inc., and Mckinley Hill to San Lorenzo Place route from 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM,in partnership with Citylink Coach Services.

To bring even more yuletide joy to commuters of the Grab Christmas Express Buses, every trip will feature the Christmas Power Hour. This will be a fun mix of games for passengers with freebies to be given away as prizes.

Grab Christmas Express Jeeps can also be availed using the same Christmas Express Unlimited Pass. Grab jeep units will operate on busy and high-demand locations covering the following routes and schedules:
  • Ayala-Market-Market - 11 AM - 11 PM
  • EDSA-Pasig - 11AM - 8:00 PM
  • EDSA Crossing-Kalentong - 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • PRC-Mantrade-Kayamanan C - 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Guadalupe-Gate 3 (Modern Jeep) - 11 AM - 11 PM
Seating is on a first-come-first-serve basis.

The Grab Christmas Express allows consumers to get around easily and serves as a solution to their commuting woes.

“There were many challenges that Grab faced this year. 2018 is indeed a big learning opportunity for us. We are thankful for our consumers who opened up and shared their concerns, pushing us to do better and continue improving. As we end this year, we want our consumers to take away the feeling of home, the joy of being with the people and things that matter to them. We are privileged to be the conduit of this feeling this Christmas ” said Cindy Toh, Grab Philippines Country Marketing Head.

“The Grab Christmas Express campaign all comes together in Grab’s Better Everyday credo, which, among its services, only has one goal—to improve your everyday experience. We are mindful that going home can be more challenging this season and we are happy to provide support for our commuting public,” added Toh.

More Grab Christmas Express Services 

Home is more than just a destination. It can be about connecting, sending out your love, or even just reaching out to show you care. As part of Christmas Express campaign, GrabPay now allows users to buy or send prepaid load and connect to their loved ones. What’s more is that every prepaid load purchase using GrabPay Credits will entitle them to a raffle entry for a chance to win a Siargao trip for four (4).

GrabRewards will also be in the in-app stocking offers for the 12 Days of Christmas Raffle Promo. Each day within the duration of the promo, GrabRewards will offer a “mystery gift box” in the catalogue from 9:00 AM to 11:59 PM. To participate in the raffle promo, user must purchase a “mystery gift box” for only 100 GrabRewards points. Every purchase entitles a consumer to a surprise gift.

For GrabExpress, users will get a surprise gift when they use GrabExpress.

And finally, GrabFood will kick off outreach program for children in underprivileged areas, making sure that will be less hungry Filipino bellies.

“As an everyday app, we want our consumers to have a full Christmas Express experience. On top of our transport offers, we are happy to bring in other services that will allow our consumers to discover their own feeling of home. It can be about staying in touch with a faraway friend through GrabPay, getting delighted and rewarded through GrabRewards, giving back and satisfying the cravings of those who need it through GrabFood,  or just as simple as showing care by sending gifts using GrabExpress. We are glad to provide everyday services that will ignite their own feeling of home,” said Toh.

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