Vitamins for a Hongkong trip, a hair conditioner for a P20,000 shopping spree, baby wipes in exchange for an LED TV or buying a mouthwash and getting a P50,000 change. Sounds unbelievable?

Yes, but for 10 lucky Watsons shoppers, it was a dream come true!

Last January 26 and January 28, several shoppers at the SM Mall of Asia had a double surprise waiting for them with the Watsons Switcher Surprise promotion.

During designated hours of the day, shoppers who pick up specially marked Watsons Label products (Watsons Glutathione, Watsons Travel Hair Dryer, Watsons Argan Oil Hair Conditioner, Watsons Body Scrub, Watsons Collagen, and Watsons Mouthwash, Watsons Generics and Vitamins) instantly get the chance to win amazing prizes.

Endorser Christian Bautista and Watsons Group Marketing Manager Karen Fabres with the grand winner of Switcher's Surprise Angie Mendoza
Endorser Christian Bautista and Watsons Group Marketing Manager Karen Fabres with the grand winner of Switcher’s Surprise Angie Mendoza

Angie Mendoza never thought that her next purchase of a Watsons Herbal Mouthwash would reward her with P50,000. The retired nurse was greeted by Christian Bautista who gave her a symbolic check for P50,000. “I still couldn’t believe it, I just bought a Watsons Mouthwash and was getting my regular medicine and vitamins at the pharmacy when they approached me and told me I won something. Then I saw Christian Bautista and he told me I won P50,000! “This is the first time I won something this big!” Mendoza added still shaking in excitement.

Lorna Tolentino surpised Esther Blanco with Trip to Hongkong
Lorna Tolentino surpised Esther Blanco with Trip to Hongkong

Contract nurse Esther Blanco, from Houston, Texas, was on her way to the airport but decided to do some last minute shopping at Watsons. She purchased Watsons Generics Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C) and a few other personal essentials, after paying at the cashier she was brought to the booth where Lorna Tolentino was waiting to award her with a HongKong Travel Package! “I came home for a reunion with my classmates at FEU, now I have another reason to take a vacation! Thank you Watsons for this wonderful surprise!, she said.”

Switcher Surprise Winner Julie Mamhot and Switch and Save Endorser Iya Villana
Watsons Switcher Surprise Winner Julie Mamhot and Switch and Save Endorser Iya Villana

Another balikbayan who recently returned to the country is Julie Mamhot, a pharmacist based in Edmonton, Canada. She said they were actually planning a Boracay trip, but thanks to her purchase of Watsons Twin Blade Disposable Razor, all she has to do is choose a date as she won a travel package to Boracay!

Jennifer Ariesgado asked her fiancee Andrew Wray to stop by Watsons to get some Watsons Wipes, and were shocked to bring home a Samsung LED TV as well. “She uses it for wiping the stains I get on my shirt, and we’re just overjoyed about winning!” says Wray who is visiting from Pennsylvania.

Tessa Valdez with Switcher's Surprise winner Jonalyn Pano
Tessa Valdez with Switcher’s Surprise winner Jonalyn Pano
Excited Patty Laurel surprised Melinda Canada with an Iphone 6S +
Excited Patty Laurel surprised Melinda Canada with an Iphone 6S +

Call center agent Loralyn Campos says she drops by Watsons almost every day before going to work at one of the BPOs located nearby. She was looking for a hair conditioner when one of the beauty specialists asked her to try Watsons Naturals Argan Oil Hair Conditioner. As a long time user of Watsons products she says she didn’t think twice about buying the product—her quick decision actually won her a P20,000 shopping spree at Uniqlo!

Student Mary Jane Ko was almost late for school and was rushing to the cashier when she was stopped by the Watsons Staff for buying Watsons Vitamin E. When she opened the red curtains, Ko almost screamed when she saw the GoPro Hero she had won. “This is perfect for my summer adventures!”

Housewife and mother of 3 Jaycee Dualan, was on one of her regular shopping runs at Watsons for toiletries and personal essentials, but this time, instead of just a cute token she brought home a new Technomarine Watch!

Other winners include Melinda Canada (Iphone 6S), Jonalyn Pano (MacBook Pro) and Elsa Amoncio P20,000 Watsons gift certificate.

“Our customers shop at Watsons to save on the things they really want in life, and the Switcher’s Surprise campaign brings to life the idea that by switching to the Watsons they might just bring home that thing they’ve saving up for with but a single purchase,” Fabres says. “It’s definitely a lot easier to enjoy what life has to offer when you choose to Switch and Save the Watsons way.”

Karen Fabres Group Marketing Manager Watsons Personal Care
Karen Fabres Group Marketing Manager Watsons Personal Care

The latest gadgets and phones, a trip to a dream destination, an all-expense–paid shopping extravaganza, we all have our wishlist of things we want to do and buy if we had some extra cash. But saving up extra can be challenging especially for those working on a very limited budget. As such, we often have to make sacrifices either choosing the lowest priced product or by just crossing it out of our shopping list.

There’s hope, however, as Watsons, Asia’s leading health and beauty retailer, further rewards its smart shoppers who make the SWITCH and SAVE with the SWITCHER’S SURPRISE campaign.

The Watsons Switcher’s Surprise campaign brings to life the idea that by switching to the Watsons label, customers are able to save money for things that they really want or that matters the most to them.

Watsons Label believes that with more value from hard-earned money spent on quality affordable products, every Filipino gets more savings to enjoy the other important things in life with their loved ones. With a wider variety of products, from personal care items, beauty essentials, and now medicine, Asia’s leading personal care store provides smart shoppers the choice to save as much as 80 percent without compromising on quality.

Celebrity Switchers
Celebrities such as actress-host Iya Villania, host Patty Laurel Filart, socialite-columnist Tess Prieto-Valdes and singer-actor Christian Bautista all swear by the savings they achieve when shopping for their personal-care needs at Watsons. They also commend the ease, convenience and good deals that their favorite store offers.
Host Iya Villania who revealed she and husband Drew Arellano is planning to have a baby this year, says Watsons has helped them manage their budget without having to sacrifice other things. “With Watsons I don’t have to scrimp on my personal essentials to get the things I want. “Plus I get the same quality as branded ones.”


Patty Laurel Filart
Watsons Switch and Save Endorser Iya Villana
Watsons Switch and Save Endorser Iya Villana

Practical Mom Patty adds “You have to be very practical especially when you have a growing family with Watsons, you can find all the personal items you need at the best price!

Even socialite Tessa Prieto-Valdes admits she has long made the switch to Watsons products. “A smart shopper knows when she is getting a good deal, that’s why I’m always at Watsons, you’d be surprised with the savings you get just by choosing Watsons label products!”
The newest addition to the Watsons’ family, Lorna Tolentino, has switched to Watsons Generics for her medicine and vitamins. “Women at any age need to keep themselves looking and feeling healthy and with Watsons Generics, you are guaranteed to get quality medicine and save as much as 80 percent!”

“On top of the savings they get from purchasing Watsons Label products, our loyal shoppers have also gotten used to receiving cute items and tokens, so this year we decided to raise the stakes and reward them with something truly unforgettable,” says Karen Fabres, Group Marketing Manager of Watsons Philippines

In addition to Switcher Surprise, Watsons also has the Watsons Buy 2 Take 1 Promo on selected Watsons Label Products from January 22 to March 2016.

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