Me and pretty much the whole Philippines grew up in National Bookstore. To me, NBS is my second home. Why? because for bookworms, like me, growing a book collection (because my resolution includes: shying away from ebooks) and for nifty office/school supplies, NBS is the nearest place on earth and home with great price + points.
2 and a half years ago, I got myself a Laking National Card because (1) I bought school supplies worth 500 pesos (2) the cashier insisted I should get one because “sayang ang points, ma’am” lol sales talk and (3) I misplaced my old LNC. Anyhoo, here are the perks and things to know if you’re planning to avail for the card.
On another note, let’s have my misadventures since one’s misfortune may be entertainment to another haha. A few days ago I was in major hysteria when I overlooked at my card’s expiration day. I currently have 900++ points then and it would be very disheartening if I don’t renew it on or before the said date. So I went to the nearest NBS branch (which is in Q.Ave), asked the teller to renew my card which was really embarrassing and quite funny because she was having problems renewing it and called 3 people to help her out. Turns out I still have a year to maximize it. Also, the 100 pesos fee (which I only paid for 70 pesos cos e-purse perks) for the renewal isn’t refundable so they asked me to just pick out an item worth 100 pesos. On my ride home, the jeepney I was riding u-turned so I had to walk home for 4 good minutes which isn’t bad at all since the weather was great.