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With the transition of Metro Manila to slightly looser quarantine restrictions, many of your favorite establishments in Araneta City are once again opening their doors to welcome customers! 

Gateway Mall, Ali Mall, and Farmers Plaza are now open from 10 AM to 7 PM for all shoppers. Whether you’re shopping for clothes, the latest gadgets, or essential items such as food and medicine, you can now do so at the City of Firsts! 

Meanwhile, as the health and safety of its customers is the top consideration for the City of Firsts, they have devised a few innovative solutions for customers who need alternative ways of shopping. 

1. Curbside pickup 

Araneta City offers Drive & Go curbside pickup service for shoppers who are looking for a quick and convenient way to purchase their needs. Through this offer, customers can get the items they bought without the need to step out of their car. To place an order, customers just need to call the store they want to place their order in, settle the payment, and determine the pickup schedule for the ordered items. Just check www.aranetacity.com to see the contact details of the store you want to purchase from. 

Five locations around Araneta City have been determined as pickup spots. These are: 

● Gateway Mall (fronting Boulangerie 22 at Gen. Roxas Avenue) 

● Ali Mall (fronting Starbucks, Times Square Entrance) 

● Shopwise Arcade (fronting Tour Les Jours at Gen. Aguinaldo Avenue) 

● Farmers Plaza (fronting BDO at Gen. Roxas Avenue) 

● Farmers Market (fronting JAM at Session Road) 

Customers only need to wait for a maximum of 10 minutes for their items to be brought to them by store attendees, making each transaction quick and stress-free. What’s more, the use of the Drive & Go curbside pickup service is absolutely free of charge! 

2. Item reservation 

Araneta City’s Ask Ara virtual shopper and delivery service allow shoppers to buy items at the City of Firsts without having to leave their homes or offices. All they need to do is message Ara, the virtual shopper, and she’ll do the shopping and delivery of items. 

But do you know that you may also request Ara to reserve items in a store for future pickup? Just visit the Ask Ara Facebook page and send a message to virtual shopper Ara. Identify the items you want to reserve, discuss pickup date and how payment will be settled, and it’s all set! 

3. Cashless/electronic payment 

Meanwhile, to ensure that customers also have a safe option to pay for the freshest fruits, vegetables, meat, and seafood, Araneta City has also teamed up with GCash to enable vendors at the Farmers Market to accept contactless digital payments. This can be done through the Scan to Pay feature via GCash’s QR technology. 

Customers who have GCash will only need to scan the unique QR code conspicuously placed in any Farmers Market stall so that they can pay for the goods they purchased. 

Safety protocols in place 

To ensure the safety of all customers, Araneta City is also strictly implementing government-mandated health protocols to keep visitors, workers, and residents safe and healthy. Temperature checks at every point of entry, the mandatory wearing of masks and face shields, and intensified disinfection of various surfaces are some of the measures implemented throughout the property to ensure the well-being of everyone. 

Aside from these measures, shoppers can also be reassured by the fact that all Araneta City’s malls have been awarded with Safety Seals from the local government of Quezon City, proof of its exemplary adherence to safety protocols set by the government. 

“Services like this are specifically designed to improve the shopping experience of our customers even amid a pandemic,” Araneta City AVP Marjorie Go said. “Through these services, we enable them to shop for the things they need while ensuring their health and safety in every step of the process.” 

To know more about the latest promos, activities, and happenings at Araneta City, please visit www.aranetacity.com or download the Araneta City mobile app on the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store. You may also like and follow them on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok.