The Great Cebu Sale brings back consumer confidence, sees growing online traffic

The Great Cebu Sale (GCS) 2020, Cebu’s first-ever industry-wide virtual sale event, has noted growing online traffic, as organizers urged consumers to take advantage of the best deals they could get from their favorite merchants. Most of the site visitors come from the Philippines, followed by the US, Japan, Singapore, and Qatar. On a city basis, top visitors come from Cebu City, followed by Iloilo City, Davao City, Quezon City, and Makati City.

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The Great Cebu Sale brings back consumer confidence, sees growing online traffic

Camille Aldeguer, the Chairperson of GCS, shared that for the first week of the virtual sale, which started on September 15, they have recorded over 3,000 visitors on the GCS’s official website.

“We expect this to increase moving forward especially if more people will be aware that some of Cebu’s famous brands are offering great deals and promos this time,” Aldeguer said. “Based on the feedback we’ve received, people are eager to go out and relax, many have therefore purchased overnight stay promos offered by our resorts and hotels.”

Great Cebu Sale Chairperson Ms. Camille Aldeguer | CebuFinest
Ms. Camille Aldeguer, Great Cebu Sale (GCS) Chairperson

The sites of tourism-related companies are the most accessed by GCS visitors. They are followed by electronics, lifestyle, home essentials, and food and beverage.

“The promos offered by our resorts, hotels and F&B establishments are our top deals,” she said.

Aldeguer said they seek to further raise awareness on the ongoing online sale event among shoppers. The GCS official website is up and running to promote the promos offered by the participating merchants.

“The website does not have a payment platform. The fulfillment of the order or purchase lies directly under the responsibility of the participating company,” she said.


GCS organizers have also scheduled various webinars throughout the sale period to stimulate interest from the public, said Raki Urbina, co-chairperson of the GCS.

“Apart from the industry-wide virtual sale, the GCS will also be hosting various webinars to help guide businesses, retailers, and consumers on the new normal,” he said.

Mr. Raki Urbina, Co-chairperson of the Great Cebu Sale | CebuFinest
Mr. Raki Urbina, Co-chairperson of the Great Cebu Sale

On September 28 and 29, GCS has scheduled a two-part webinar series entitled “Rethinking our Business and Repurposing our Facilities for Survival and Sustenance #Diskarte” on September 28 and 29 (Part I) and on October 5 and 6 (Part II).

The Great Cebu Sale Webinar Resource Speaker Mr. Francis Dela Cruz | CebuFinest

On October 12 and 13, another webinar dubbed as “Redefining and Optimizing the Essential Components of Retail in these Most Challenging Times” will also be conducted. GCS will also host a webinar on “Leading by Emotional Intelligence with Stressed-out Workforce and Anxious Guests and Customers” on October 19 and 20.

The Great Cebu Sale Webinar Resource Speaker Mr. Francis Dela Cruz | CebuFinest

According to Chester Lim, President of the Philippine Retailers Association in Cebu, the main organizer of the GCS, they are planning to extend the webinars through the holiday season.

Philippine Retailers Association - Cebu Chapter President Mr. Chester Lim | CebuFinest
Mr. Chester Lim, President of the Philippine Retailers Association – Cebu Chapter

“Extending the webinar towards the holiday season is a good idea. In fact, the initial plan is to do a monthly sale per industry. We will just probably wait for the outcome of this one before deciding to proceed with the next sale,” Lim said.

If the virtual sale will be extended, there will be a different set of offers and promos for the Christmas season, Lim added.


GCS organizers also announced they are raffling off prizes every week to stimulate participation from the public. There are three ways for you to join the raffle, namely through Facebook, by joining the webinars, and through submission of proof of purchase of at least ₱1,000 and above from any of the participating merchants between September 15 to October 31, 2020.

Submission of entries must be done by messaging the official Great Cebu Sale Facebook Page. Entries can also be sent via email at by attaching the receipt with the following customer details:

  • Complete Name
  • Address
  • Mobile number
  • Email address

Weekly winners will be announced every Monday starting September 28, October 5 and 12, October 19 and 26, and November 2. Lalamove, the official delivery partner of GCS, will deliver the prizes to the address officially registered.

Multiple transactions can be submitted every week for greater chances of receiving prizes. Visit the Great Cebu Sale official Facebook Page for more details on the mechanics.

The GCS introduces Cebu’s top brands in the hospitality, wellness, travel, automotive, fashion, hardware, electronics, and food industries. Participating in the sale are as follows:

Wellness Food and Beverage Travel and Tourism
– Maayo Well Cebu
– Prosel Pharma Inc.
– UV Care
– Cafe Laguna
– Dessert Factory
– Marget’s Deli
– Nanay’s Best
– The Lemon Co.
– Fujinoya Café and Bakery
– Amarillo
– Lighthouse Restaurant
– Freshco Cebu Brand Dried Fruits
– Uy Masuy Wine Factory
– Bubble Tea Station
– Casa Verde
– Bricklane Doughnuts
– Bon Chon
– Asian Wave Seafood Corp.
– Lemon Grass
– D+B Wines
– Global Pacific
– 10 Dove Street
– Waterfront Hotel and Casino
– Marco Polo Plaza
– Bai Hotel
– J Park Island Resort & Waterpark Cebu
– Crimson Resort & Spa
– Anjo World
– Seda Hotel
– Cebu Grand Hotel
– Kasai Village
– Mezzo Hotel
– Cebu White Sands
– Savoy Hotel Mactan Newtown
– Radisson Blu
– Plantation Bay Resort & Spa
– Citadines
– Summit Galleria Cebu
– Southwind Travel & Tours
– The Henry
– Solea Mactan Cebu Resort
– Quest Hotel
– Destination Specialists Cebu
– Cebu Parklane International Hotel
– Golden Prince Hotel and Suites
– Residencia Isabella
– Goldberry Suites and Hotels
– San Remigio Beach Club
– Tambuli Seaside Resort & Spa
– Mystical Rose Flower Farm & Lemon Orchard
– The Hotel Elizabeth
– Yello Hotel
Hardware Lifestyle Home Essentials
– Belmont Hardware Depot
– Cebu Home and Builders Centre
– Living N Style
– Worldwide Home Depot
– Worldwide Tile Depot
– ATE by Tatah
– Mi Department Store
– Island Souvenirs
– My Jewels
– Outlets at Pueblo Verde
– Loalde
– Ayala Centre Cebu
– Ayala Central Bloc
– SM City Cebu
– SM City Consolacion
– Belmont One
– Gaisano
– Gaisano Grand Malls
– Robinsons Galleria Cebu
– Prince Hypermart
– Oakridge Business Park
– SM Seaside City
– Uratex Foam
Electronics Automotives Services
– Aerophone
– Junrex
– NGenius
– RC Goldline
– Family Appliance
– Fast Autoworld Philippines Corporation
– Global Star
– Hyundai
– DMC Busa Printers
– Peel Uniform Printing Services
– Architectural & Interior Source

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The Great Cebu Sale 2020 is organized in collaboration with the Hotel, Resort & Restaurant Association of Cebu Inc. (HRRACI), Cebu Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCCI), Mandaue Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MCCI), Cebu Filipino Chinese Chamber of Commerce (CFCCC), Hardware Consolidated, Inc. (HCI), Cebu Alliance of Tour Operation Specialists, Inc. (CATOS), Cebu Business Club (CBC), and the Mactan Export Processing Zone Chamber of Exporters and Manufacturers (MEPZCEM).

The organizers of GCS 2020 would like to thank the following sponsors: Anjo World, Island Souvenirs, Ng Khai, Alcordo Advertising, Twin Bee Print Ads, Wee Doo, Lalamove, Angkas, Expree, Mober, foodpanda, Globe MyBusiness, RD Pawnshop, Aerophone, and Uratex.

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