Planning a trip to South Korea? Pay with GCash at these stores

With the growing popularity of Kdrama, KPop, Korean food and fashion in the country, Filipinos have put the South Korea on top of their travel bucket list.

GCash makes it easier and hassle-free to roam the country without worrying about running out of Korean Won or having to exchange money and paying pricey foreign exchange fees.

If you’re planning a trip to South Korea, here's a list of retail partners where you can pay with GCash: 
  • Lotte Duty-Free - A haven for tourists seeking the best brands of the country at the most attractive prices. Found in several locations in South Korea, they offer exclusive items that you can only find on their shelves, such as collabs with popular idol groups.
  • Shinsegae Duty Free - The first department store in the country, Shinsegae Chaebol opened in 1930. Shinsegae Duty Free is a stone’s throw away from their first and main shopping mall, and you’ll find everything you want, from luxury goods to affordable finds, from electronics to character goods. There’s even an art space inside!
  • LINE FRIENDS – Flagship Store - If you're someone who gets excited seeing cute knick-knacks, then you're definitely going to love the super cute characters of LINE FRIENDS. LINE FRIENDS carry their mainstay characters called Brown & Friends and BT21, the super popular characters of the world-famous idol group and South Korea’s pride, BTS
  • Hai Di Lao - The world-famous street food and convenience store treats in SK and popular for their hot pot restaurant. Hai Di Lao is One of the largest hotpot chains hailing from China  now found in different countries, including South Korea.
  • Starbucks, Hongdae neighborhood - For those looking for the comforts of a familiar place, Starbucks in Seoul is your place. Make sure to check out the exclusive merch that can only be found in South Korea, and to try their seasonal drinks. 

Pay with GCash
Here's how you can pay with GCash
  1. Look for the Alipay+ sign at the store.
  2. Log in into the GCash app, select the QR or PayQR button at the bottom of the screen.
  3. Scan the merchant’s QR code, or tap “Pay Abroad with Alipay+” to have the merchant scan your generated QR.
  4. Check the amount, and click Pay to see the receipt
To learn more about paying with GCash in South Korea, tap the  “A+ Rewards” page in the
app and select South Korea as your destination.

Andre Ibarle

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