June 24, 2019

Donate a Book; Share the Joy of Reading

Donate a Book is one of the projects of #SMShareMovement and I think it’s been years already that I’ve been seeing this every Back to School season but I’ve never donated my son’s books. I always keep my son’s school books for future use. And if I feel that he no longer needs it, I will give it to family or friends.


But I think they never used my son’s books din kasi nakita ko na nakatambak din siya and nabaha na nga lang so I stopped giving my son’s books so from Grade 1 to Grade 4, nakatambak siya sa house. When I went to SM, I saw “Donate a Book” project again but since I was busy for my back to school preparation, hindi ko siya naasikaso.

Then last weekend, I saw one FB post, she donated 57 books and got 57 coupons so it means, one coupon per book. And because of that, I decided to give it a try so we went to SM Sta Rosa to donate my son’s books. I only bring Grade 1 books para hindi naman mabigat dalhin. Good thing I did that because we still looked for the staff pa kasi wala tao sa booth. So imagine kung ilang books ang dala ko habang naghahanap ng staff, ang bigat lang.

I thought I will get one coupon per book but I was wrong. The staff informed me na kapag may sulat na daw yung book, per bundle daw. So 5 books = 1 coupon so in the end, I only got two P50 Off Coupon. Imagine I spent P7000+ for this set of books and P100 na lang value niya after gamitin. But of course, it is better than nothing. Wala naman ko nakuha sa Nursery to Kinder books na pinamigay ko din. Hehehe! At least may pakunswelo si SM sa pagdonate mo, nakatulong ka sa ibang bata and nabawasan ka ng tambak sa bahay mo.

But keep in mind that there are terms and conditions in using the coupon. P50 Off Coupon with a minimum of P500 single-receipt purchase of regular-priced items from the SM Store’s Stationery Department Store.

1. Can only be redeemed on regular priced SM Stationery items from the SM store. May 20, 2019 - July 07, 2020.
2. Offer is not in conjunction with other ongoing promos or discounts.
3. Only one dicount coupon may be used per transaction.
4. Folded, crumpled or stapled savings coupons may still be accepted by the SM Store given that bar codes are not encroached and security features are still intact.
5. Must be surrendered to the cashier upon redemption.

I already used my one coupon and I still have one coupon pa, next time na lang pag worth P500 na yung bibilhin ko. Next year, I will donate our Grade 2 school books naman.

26 comments:

  1. Thanks for the tips having read this now I'm still unsure if I give my daughter's books away

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    1. I feel you, it took me a long time to let go some of my son’s books.

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  2. I saw this at SM Megamall, too. I'm also thinking of donating my son's books due to lack of space in our small condo unit.

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    1. We have small house lang din kaya need din ng extra space. Kaya need magbawas ng books. :)

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  3. This is a good way to declutter unused books! Nakatulong ka na, may coupon ka pa! Thanks for sharing! :)

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  4. I have lots of out grown books at home. This would be good way to declutter and save on some new books for our library. Thank you for sharing!

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    1. Yes, another way to declutter, may coupon ka pa.

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  5. Thanks for the info! Nakita ko nga ito kanina sa SM San Pablo, but only saw it in passing.

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  6. This is a very informative post. Glad I stumbled upon this. I have a few books that I could donate and yes, we will get coupons pa.

    Thanks for the share.

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  7. This is such a cool initiative! Better do this!! :)

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  8. Good thing we can donate books and share rather than just bring them to junk shops that no kid will benefit. Thanks for this!

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  9. Meron pa ba sa SM until when pwede mG donate? Ang basa oo kasi redeem until July 7, 2020 ang coupon na makukuha

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    1. Yung donation is from May 20 to July 7, 2019 pero yung sa coupon til July 7, 2020 pwede magamit. So sa next summer ulit siguro tatanggap ng books. :)

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  10. Thisis nice! I hope they also accept kumon activity books

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    1. Mas type nila yung books na walang sulat para magamit pa daw.

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  11. We donate books too. Mas maraming makikinabang kesa nakatambak lang sa house.

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    1. True, sayang kung nakatambak lang sa house.

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  12. This is a good way to encourage people to donate used books.

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  13. This is good, kasi most books ng students these days are workbooks, or they write on them. But do they accept workbooks ba?

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    1. They accept books na may sulat pero 5 books per coupon. Like nung sa amin kasi may sulat mga books ng anak ko.

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  14. I didn't know na may ganitong program pala si SM! I will donate my daughter's books next time.

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    1. Parang ilang years na rin siya pero this year lang din ko nagdonate.

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  15. This is a nice initiative by SM. Kami naman we donate my daughter's old books to our barangay library as reference books.

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    1. Ang nice naman ng barangay niyo, may library. How I wish we also have one in our place.

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