PayMaya: Mommies' Newest Best Friend

By Mommy Donna and Kib - June 06, 2017

Life nowadays is fast-paced; people do not like wasting time so they are finding ways to make things easier for them.  Thanks to technology, people can send emails, check Facebook status, research, listen to music, among others while they're on the go.

Like me, I have been maximizing the power of the Internet so that I can do a lot of things.  I do online banking, teach English to Japanese nationals via Skype, promote events and business on Facebook, call friends and loved ones via Facebook Messenger or Facetime, even contact friends at Viber.  I am a very busy person, so these things that makes things convenient for me helps me to be more effective and do more.

I have heard about PayMaya before, but I didn't bother to really learn about it.  When I was invited to their event last Saturday, May 27th, my curiosity about PayMaya heightened.  I began to wonder what PayMaya can do to a busy mom like me and if it will make my life easier.

PayMaya is a free and secure app that gives users a reloadable mobile wallet, which allows them to send and receive money, pay their bills, and shop anywhere online even without having a credit card.  Users simply have to download the PayMaya app (both available in Google Play and App Store), register, load in up to over 15,000 touch points nationwide (SM Business Centers, Robinsons Department Stores, 7-eleven with Cliqq kiosks, Petron stations along NLEX, Ministop outlets with Touchpay kiosks, Unionbank, Shopwise, 2Go outlets, Wellcome, Smart Padala Centers, Palawan Pawnshop branches, and online banking via BDO), and you can now start using it!  It's so easy to register, I promise!  I've tried it and it didn't take 5 minutes of my time to register :)  

You can also avail of PayMaya's Visa physical card.  You may order it online at and pay Php150 for one card and it will be delivered at your doorstep at no additional cost.  You may link your card at your PayMaya app.  You may link up to three (3) cards per PayMaya online account.  You can use the PayMaya Visa card to pay at groceries, bookstores, malls, or any stores which accept card (Visa) payments.  

With its growing services and uses, PayMaya is indeed an ideal tool for parents, 'digipreneurs', entrepreneurs, and freelancers.  

For parents, they can issue a PayMaya card under their kid's name and give their school allowances on that card.  Some big schools in the Philippines are already honoring PayMaya as a means for paying at the school cafeteria so that children will no longer need to bring cash.  It makes sense because children have a tendency to lose their money.  In addition, parents can also provide their househelp grocery money through PayMaya.  We are now becoming a cashless society!

Worried about losing track of your mobile wallet balance?  A real-time SMS notification is sent for every transaction.  A transaction record is also automatically recorded in PayMaya app as well.

For online entrepreneurs like me, PayMaya can be used to pay for web hosting and sponsored posts on social media or on their respective websites.  PayMaya credits can also be used to pay suppliers and receive payments from their customers.  Furthermore, PayMaya can be linked to a global payment platform like PayPal to withdraw their earnings.  Good thing about PayMaya is that the transfer is made real-time, no need to wait for days in order the international payment to be credited to your PayMaya account.  With that, you can immediately use your e-wallet credits to do online shopping, to pay bills, to reload credits on your mobile phones.  

Good news!  You can withdraw your PayMaya credits at any Bancnet ATMs!  Just upgrade it and you can enjoy full benefits of having a PayMaya Visa.

The physical PayMaya card can be used to pay where Visa or Mastercard is accepted, which includes but not limited to airline seat sales, paid mobile apps, and on-demand services such as Uber, Netflix, and Spotify.  When you reload your mobile phones via PayMaya app, you can get 5% discount!  

So many things to do with PayMaya app!  It'll really make your life easy!  Very convenient for busy moms like me :)

So what are you waiting for? Download now the PayMaya app and enjoy the great benefits and conveniences it can offer you!

For more information, visit  Join the conversation online by tagging PayMaya on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram (@PayMayaOfficial). Get support at @PayMayaCares on Facebook.

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