Christmas Seems Particularly Magical as Gcash Reveals Joshua Garcia as Newest Endorser

MANILA, Philippines—Christmas is still a few days away, but the holiday season has already begun in earnest all over the country.

With a little help from the Philippines’ new leading man in entertainment, GCash, the nation’s top e-wallet app, is bringing back the magic to the holidays, which may have been a little less joyous in recent years.

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Joshua Garcia has been igniting televisions all over the country with his starring role as Brian Robles in “Mars Ravelo’s Darna” and an upcoming historic deal for Dreamscape productions’ “Unbreak My Heart.”

To his already impressive list of accomplishments, his new position as the face of GCash to celebrate a Merry G Christmas and uphold what truly warms his heart—traditions with his family and friends—is a welcome addition.

“The family tradition I look forward to every Christmas is our family reunion wherein my family spends Christmas together,” he said. “We take advantage of the time we can have our bonding during this season when we are not too busy with work with some games and a simple feast for the whole family.” 

Christmas Magic Lives On 

When Joshua spends Christmas with the right people, it becomes truly magical for him, just like it does for many Filipinos. “My most magical Christmas experience was when I was living in the province and I went caroling in our neighborhood with my friends. Afterwards, we attended the Simbang Gabi with our family. I’m really glad that I got to experience Christmas that way,” he narrated.

Finding the ideal presents for your loved ones is undoubtedly a vital component of any Christmas celebration. Joshua, despite his high-profile stature, maintains his modesty in the face of his fame and favors thoughtful presents and conservative spending.

“To find the most meaningful Christmas gifts for my loved ones, I always think about what they really need at that time so the gifts are useful and that, through those gifts, they will also remember me somehow,” Joshua said. “I don’t really give very expensive gifts. As long as they make them happy, then I am, too.” 

Gift-giving, the Joshua way 

Finding these practical items will be difficult as Joshua has so many Christmas celebrations planned for this year. What’s his trade-secret? He uses GCash to pay for his purchases.

According to the actor: “One of my favorite GCash services is GLife because there are lots of merchants to choose from. It is a one-stop shop for a quick purchase of my favorite products and services. It is very timely since Christmas season is almost here, I can definitely use it for my Christmas shopping to buy gifts for my loved ones.” 

With the help of GCash, holiday shopping can become a magical experience, especially if you take advantage of the cashbacks and discounts offered by the GCash Online Bazaar between November 28 and January 5, 2023. Payment options include using your GCash wallet, deferring payment with GCredit, and paying over time with GGives.

Even though a plethora of Filipinos will celebrate the holidays with their families this year, some, like Joshua, won’t be able to attend family gatherings and might spend the holidays apart. No matter the distance, GCash makes it possible for everyone to send holiday cheer to their loved ones.

Pamasko can be sent to anyone, anywhere, using Send Money for GCash users only, Bank Transfer or GCash Padala for non-GCash users, or Send with a Clip to add a personalized note to your Aguinaldo. You can use GLife to shop online and use GCash to pay for actual gifts if you prefer that option.

Additionally, every gift you buy with GCash becomes a gift for you because GCash wants everyone’s Christmas to be truly magical.

For every PHP 100 spent on GCash services, including GLoan, GGives, and GCredit, users can earn parols and enter the Merry GCash raffle. Five iPhone 14 smartphones, five Macbook Air M1 laptops, and five Sony PS5 video game consoles will be given away in raffle draws held by GCash on December 5 and December 19.

Interestingly, 65 lucky winners will each receive P10,000 in Petron e-fuel cards, P10,000 in gift cards from Mercury Drugstore, P20,000 in IKEA gift cards, and P30,000 in gift cards from SM Appliances.

With so many ways to hunt and shop for gifts, Joshua leaves his fans with just one piece of advice: “To be honest, I think for me what’s more important is that every time I give my loved ones gifts, they are pleased with what they received, whether they may be simple or otherwise.” 

Use your GCash for every purchase to make every spend count, whether you opt for expensive presents or small tokens.

No GCash yet? Download the GCash App on the Apple App Store, Google Play Store, or Huawei App Gallery! Register and get verified today, and discover how you can have a Merry GCash celebration!