If you haven’t heard of that yet, it’s probably because you haven’t gotten hold of a beep™ card—or have yet to discover the many ways it can make your life easier.

The basics: With a beep™ card, you can skip the hassle of waiting in line to get your tickets at the train and bus stations. It works on all three Metro Manila rail lines (LRT1, LRT2 and MRT3) and five bus operators (BGC Bus, Citylink, HM Transport’s Airport Loop, RRCG P2P buses from Alabang to Makati and Froehlich’s P2P buses from Trinoma & Centris to Makati and SM North EDSA to SM Megamall.

That’s precious time shaved off your commute—and more time for things that matter. Like, uh, sleep.

Kidding aside, more savvy beep™ card users will know that beep™ can be used in 80 branches of FamilyMart not only to load but also to buy items. Getting your daily fix of healthy and delicious snacks is now as easy as tapping your card on the beep™ reader at the counter, and walking out the door.

beep™ card users can also load their cards at around 300 branches of Bayad Center and partner establishments such as SM Bills Pay, Tambunting and Villarica.

Oh, and just to make sure you know what FamilyMart branches accept beep™ card, just look for the door acceptance mark (in the form of a door sticker).

And how do you get this nifty little card that makes life so much easier? Easy—just buy a card (from any of the 44 rail stations or beep™ bus partners), and load. No need to sign up, register, show old bills or proof of residence, or fill out any forms. From start to when you’re actually using it, beep™ card is the epitome of ease.

An ideal way to kick off 2017, don’t you think?

For more information, please visit www.beeptopay.com and FB page @beepcardph.

23 January 2017