In nearly two weeks school will open again. And as early as last month (April), I already have plans on what to shop for my kids’ school needs. When I was young, I’m always excited when the month of MAY comes because that means mom and me will be going to the nearest bookstore to buy my school needs.
Now that I’m a mom myself, I also wanted my kids to have the best even with the things that they need in school. So a very timely invitation from Tutuban Centermall had me going on a Monday afternoon in Divisoria.
As we all know Divisoria is also a haven for moms like me who likes to stretch the capabilities of her money. I like Divisoria because I know and I CAN haggle the prices of the items I want to buy. I haven’t been to Divisoria for the past 6 months and I’m excited to exercise my “tawaran” power !!!
This time Tutuban Centermall gave us Php1,000 cash money to buy whatever “Back-To-School” needs we can buy with that amount.
Since my two boys are already in elementary, (Zeus in First Grade and LJ in Second Grade); I plan to buy their school uniforms (pants and polo), Socks, briefs, school supplies like notebooks, pencils, crayons and etc.
I was too excited to go on a Monday since it’s in the afternoon, I don’t have any appointments and the weather’s cooperating (brief rain showers over the weekend) and most of all, it’s a shopping date as well with blogger friends lariza, Jing, Rain and Vin.
We were toured by the very nice and accommodating staff of Tutuban Centermall Ad and Promo, Ms. MJ.
Our group decided to check out the PRIME BLOCK AREA first. Actually, if you were to ask me how to go there, Sorry, but I’m just bad with directions, I just always rely on my memory to guide me.
What do I have in my list? Well, I'm planning to buy my boys their school uniforms (pants and polo), and some school supplies also. I'm wishing and praying that I could at least buy them all with a budget of Php1,000.
We first went to Prime Block.
Tutuban Centermall is divided into 3 shopping areas: The Prime Block, Cluster Building and CenterMall.
For me the best area to shop for uniforms is at the Prime Block because it is where I was able to buy my son's pants and uniforms in way much lower price.
Fortunately with the Php1,000 allocated budget, I was able to buy the items above; Alphabet Flashards for Php35 from PaperMart, A Backpack for Php 230, Two pants for Php140 each, Polo at Php130 and 75 (for polo sizes of 10 and 16), Notebooks and school supplies((all amounting to Php215) for Zeus at Php12.50 each and a Shape sorter for only Php35 . If you want to see more photos f our shopping challenge , please click here.
I had fun fun shopping at Tutuban CenterMall. I miss those days when I was a kid and mom would bring me along to shop here. Things sure has change since Tutuban Centermall was built. Shopping here makes shopping less cautious of pickpockets (although we can not really avoid things like that can happen in a mall), more cooler ambiance and more shopping choices too. And before I forgot, there are food choices too, just in case you get hungry after all that shopping. You might want to check out Chicken Deli too! Chicken Deli's having their Buy1 Take 1 on the Liempo Meal! That would be a lot of savings, right!
So guys prepare your lists now and troop to Tutuban Centermall and for sure you'll find all the things in your list.