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2006 Take Note E-newsletter

10 Oct 2006
Dear Friend,

How are you? We hope you're doing fine and enjoying life! We've had this e-newsletter since 2004 (and beyond) so for a change we wanted to hear from YOU! We want to know what features you want more of and if you have any suggestions for Papemelroti. Please do give us a message and we will surely TAKE NOTE of it :)

Send all your "notes" to and though we can't promise to answer all of them, we will try to respond to all the feedback we receive!

E-Newsletter Editor

In this issue

Stretching Your Budget
Big Jewelry Sale!
Mallwide Sale Dates
Books for Less Inventory Sale
Children's Art Exhibit of Hope
Globe Bida Kard
In the News
Give and Take ... Our Home We Make!
New Products from Papemelroti

Stretching Your Budget
With malls starting to play Christmas songs, one can't help feel a bit of pressure to stock up on Christmas gifts. Rising prices, busy schedules, increasing family needs and incidental expenses also pile up so it's time to work up a strategy to save some money and stretch our wallet power!
Make a Christmas list early on before the crowds kick in. Take advantage of Pre-Christmas sales and stock up before prices skyrocket. This way you can still do some price comparisons before you make your final purchases. You'll also spend less time in lines and will get the best quality products.

  • Use your credit card sparingly. Cash purchases are less costly and help make your budget easier to keep track of.
  • Buy items that are an asset rather than a liability. A good example is saving up for a sewing machine and dressmaking classes rather than an expensive dress that may get ruined in the washing machine after the first night out. Sewing your own clothes may seem too hard but in the long run, you can save a lot of money by being able to alter old styles into new, do repairs or even start your own business!
  • Sell your recyclables: used paper, newspapers, bottles, scrap metal for extra cash. Have a garage or yard sale to get rid of useless clutter in your home.
  • Save on meal expenses by drinking water instead of juices and softdrinks. You will also get healthier since it's less sugar in your diet.
  • Use public transport, ride a bike or walk to destinations instead of taking the car if you can. Save on fuel, reduce smog and get some exercise too while you're at it!
  • Get a lot of free stuff online - pictures, fonts, software, music, e-books, games, websites all for free! Just log on to and click on the numerous freebie sites. You can even donate for free! Just click to for the cause closest to your heart.

Big Jewelry Sale
Get 30% off our jewelry with the vintage look! Necklaces, pendants, earrings, bracelets all in Papemelroti original ensembles. Great as gifts to all the women in your life. See our Birthstone collections and new designs. Take note that purchasing Papemelroti jewelry supports the mothers of the street children of He Cares Foundation Sale applies to selected items only. This sale starts this October at ALL papemelroti branches!

Mallwide Sale Dates!
Shop smart! Get a hold of the items you've been eyeing at these mall sale days!
Oct. 13-15 at SM Megamall (our branch is on the Ground Floor next to National Bookstore in the SM building with the skating rink) and Sta. Lucia East Grandmall (our kiosk is on the Ground Floor beside Body Shop and Department Store).

*See our newly renovated Ali Mall branch! Bright lights add up to a whole new look and feel for our very 1st Papemelroti branch!!!

Books for Less Inventory Sale
Still ongoing is the BFL sale with many books giftworthy! Stop by your nearest BFL branch today!
It's easy to find the book you need at Books for Less! Just e-mail or contact the TEXT Hotline at 630-9999 (no format needed). For other BFL inquiries, please e-mail or call 371-4539 for details. For branches and other information visit their updated website at

Children's Art Exhibit of Hope
All Together in Dignity (ATD) Fourth World Philippines, an international non-government organization, invites you to view an Art Exhibit of Hope to commemorate October 17, the World Day for Overcoming Extreme Poverty.

The one-week exhibit is entitled Listen to Us and We’ll Change the World Together! Children’s Art Exhibit of Hope. It will be held at the Museo Pambata from October 14 – 22, 2006. The exhibit features life-sized fabric silhouettes created by children living in poverty from Manila , Bangkok , and various European countries. The art works expresses the hopes and dreams of these children for a better world. Program of activities on October 14 and 15 includes storytelling, children’s activities, and art workshops by our very own award-winning Papemelroti artist, Mr. Robert Alejandro.

Children are encouraged to visit the exhibit and be part of the various activities. They can create their own miniature silhouette and write their message of hope. To participate in the various activities, contact the ATD office at telephone number 563-9312 or Museo Pambata’s office at telephone number 523-1797.

Globe Bida Kard
now accepted at Papemelroti branches! Globe users just text BIDA to 2888 to get your free bonus and discount card (on your phone)! Look for the star logo at participating city and provincial outlets or get the text list from Glove.

In the News
Papemelroti on Shop Talk - Lots of laughs amidst funny anecdotes filled last September 12's Shoptalk episode with Pia Hontiveros. Papemelroti owners and artists Pa-Patsy, Pe-Peggy, Mel-Meldy, Ro-Robert and Ti-Tina appeared over the air to share the favorite products they designed. Products featured were the ever popular Tic tac toes, Philippine Wildlife Adventure Game, Filipiniana greeting cards and more! Shoptalk airs on ANC Channel.
Entrepreneur Magazine, October Issue - Papemelroti artist Tina shares a few tips on logo-designing and display!

Give and Take ... Our Home we Make!
A Fundraising Event for a Community Center

Come to an event with shopping, mega-buffet, activity hub at Miriam High School Sports Complex, Katipunan Ave. QC - this Sunday, Oct. 15, 9 AM to 2 PM - Shop early for Christmas, do some crafts, blood test, puppet show, story telling, have a massage, sing your heart out and more! Eat Chinese, Filipino, Italian, American, Chinese and Spanish food! There's a garage sale, bazaar with old and new items at low low prices! Stalls and oodles of fun stuff for the whole family! Come fill your day with something new - it's for the building of a community center of the Ang Ligaya ng Panginoon Community

New Papemelroti Products!
  • New Kraft Paper Bags #7133-161 May blessings blossom in the pathways of your life with matching tag. Size 12.5"h (without handle) x 12"l x 3.75"w, 70g. P35 / $1.00 and #7133-160 Christmas Bear with matching heart tag. Size 9"h (without handle) x 6.75"l x 4"w, 50g. P29.75 / $0.85 view online
  • New Full Color Stationery #7171-97 Celebrate this day, #7171-99 Blue Quilt, #7171-100 Philippine Islands, P19.75/$0.57 view online
  • New Full Color Posters #9044-47 to 49 with various designs like the ever-popular "Today's Advice". Only P19.75 / $0.56. view online
  • New One Color Posters #141 with 5 new office and inspirational themes! Only P14.75 / $0.40. view online
  • New 2007 Planners #9040 Get a headstart on our newest designs for next year. We have twelve new designs for our 2007 collection! view online.
  • More products at the stores!
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