We’re all adjusting to the new normal which has made buying essentials like groceries and other things more complicated, especially given the new surge in COVID-19 cases. Many of us have turned to online payment apps like PayMaya to help us with buying essentials, but did you know that you can use it for so much more? We’ve compiled 8 PayMaya hacks that’ll make your life easier during the new normal:
8 PayMaya Hacks For The New Normal:
- Free Php 50 vouchers for friends that register using your code
- Free Visa prepaid card to use online
- Virtual credits and vouchers
- Grab Promo codes
- Quick and painless Easytrip and RFID reloading
- Contactless grocery shopping via Maya Mall
- Easy way to purchase Beep QR tickets and load
- Easy way to add money via bank accounts
Get Free Php 50 each For Every Successful Registration
This time-limited promo encourages existing upgraded PayMaya users to share an invite code to first-time PayMaya users. For every new successful upgraded PayMaya that registers using your invite code, both you and your friend get a Php 50 credit that’s just as good as cash in your PayMaya wallet. Here’s how to get your free Php 50 credits, better hurry because this promo is good until April 30, 2021 only.
For Existing Users:
- Open your PayMaya app and tap on the menu or drawer.
- Tap on “Invite Friends”. You’ll see your unique invite code.
- Share your code to as many friends as you can
For New Users:
- Download the PayMaya app and register an account.
- Input your friend’s invite code in the “Get Free Credits” screen and tap “Submit Invite Code”.
- Upgrade your account for free. Just prepare one valid primary ID or two supplementary IDs.
- To complete the proccess: Add money to your PayMaya account via Kiosk or via your bank account. Check valid add money channels here.
Free Visa Prepaid Debit Card
Every upgraded PayMaya account with at least Php 100 in its balance is eligible to receive a virtual PayMaya Visa Debit Card. You can get yours by tapping “My Cards” on the app’s home page, choose “Online Payment Card Number” and tap “Activate Now.” You’ll be issued a virtual Visa Debit Card that you can use in online shops and apps like Lazada, Shopee, and Zalora among other places. Already got a physical PayMaya Card? Learn how to link it to the app here.
Purchase Virtual Credits and Vouchers
Buy gaming credits via Paymaya by taping “Gaming” on the PayMaya homepage. From here you will find an extensive list of games such as Mobile Legends, League of Legends, Valorant, Genshin Impact, and One Punch Man to name a few. Gaming credits for e-shops such as Steam Wallet, Blizzard Balance, Playstation Network, Xbox Live (US Account), and Nintendo eShop are among the choices that you can buy. The list is quite extensive, thankfully there’s a search function to help you find a specific gaming wallet or app.
Apart from gaming credits, there’s a vast selection of content streaming app credits, restaurant, and store vouchers you can purchase. Among them are Vivamax, Viu, iflix, Tinder, OKCupid, and Kumu; for food, there’s Greenwich, Auntie Anne’s, Jollibee, and McDonald’s. Some of the listed stores include Bratpack, R.O.X., fitflop, and David’s Salon. Do note that these are different from time-limited PayMaya deals and promos.
Grab Promo Codes
Ever wanted to gift Grab promo codes? You can get them in Php 100 and Php 200 denominations for GrabCar and GrabFood with your Paymaya Wallet. To find these credit options tap the “Shop” button located on the bottom of the apps’s homepage then tap the magnifying glass on the top-right edge of the screen, and type “Grab”
Reload your Easytrip and RFIDs
One of the PayMaya hacks that will make life easier for motorists is being able to top-up their EasyTrip and RFIDs with their Paymaya Account. Just note that a Biller Convenience Fee applies to each transaction. Here’s how you can top up:
- Log into the PayMaya app
- Choose the “Bills” icon
- Select magnifying tool on the top right of the app and type either “RFID” or “EasyTrip” and select the biller
- Input the account number and the amount you want to top up
- Press “Continue” and confirm the details of the transaction
- Receive a notification that the transaction has been completed
- Check your Activity List to see the status and details of the payment
Get your groceries done via Maya Mall
This is an especially handy tool to keep you from physically going to the grocery. Maya Mall lets you shop from supermarkets and stores like Landers, Mercury Drug, All Day Supermarket, Ever Supermarket, and more. You may need to sign up separately for membership on the respective grocery’s website to take advantage of select deals and shipping options.
Purchase Beep QR Tickets
Among the PayMaya hacks that will make life easier for commuters is the Beep QR ticket that’s valid for 24 hours upon purchase. For now, these QR tickets are valid at Beep routes that have QR scanners, particularly at the BGC – Market! Market! bus stations and at the Topline Express Ferry routes in Cebu. Alternatively, if you own a Physical Beep Card check the back of the card for its number and top up with Php 100, Php 250, or Php 500 peso denominations. To do this, tap “Shop” on the homepage, then tap the magnifying glass on the top-right of the screen, type “Beep”, select your preferred denomination, enter your beep card account number then press “Continue.” The top-up should reflect on your “Recent Activities” and when you tap in or tap out of your next Beep-funded ride.
Ways to Add Money to your PayMaya wallet for Free
Loading your PayMaya wallet is free via any of their select Add Money partners or virtually via a BPI Bank Account, or with any debit or credit card. Most of their Add money partners don’t charge a convenience fee so long as it is within the Php 10,000 monthly threshold. 7-Eleven and Ministop have waived their add money fees until further notice, and for a complete list of Add Money channels where you add money without a fee, click here.
Do you have your own PayMaya hacks for the new normal? Let us know in the comments!