Sunday, November 27, 2011

Hot off the press: the Coffee Book!

Hi everyone! Have you started your Christmas shopping yet? :)

As you probably know, Bo's Coffee turned 15 this year, so we thought of doing something special for you guys. We're really excited to introduce our new 2012 planner: The Coffee Book!

For every P250 purchase, you'll get one sticker. Collect 10 stickers on your Coffee Card and it's yours for free.

Check it out!


We hope you enjoy the Limited Edition Coffee Book!


Promo Mechanics
  1. For every single receipt worth P250, the customer can get one (1) Coffee Card with one (1) sticker from November 18, 2011 until January 16, 2012.
  2. In case the customer already has a Coffee Card, it must be presented upon purchase to get the corresponding sticker. The sticker will be handed out with the receipt at the time of the purchase only. No stickers will be released once the customer leaves the cash register area.
  3. A customer must complete ten (10) stickers to redeem one (1) Limited Edition Coffee Book. A combination of up to two (2) Coffee Cards will be allowed as long as the required number of stickers is met.
  4. The customer must surrender the completed Coffee Card with the required number of stickers to any Bo's Coffee outlet nationwide.
  5. Items using Bo's Coffee gift certificates and/or during other in-store promotions are not qualified for Coffee Card stickers.
  6. Senior citizens and PWD discounts are qualified for the promo.
  7. The stickers must be obtained between November 18, 2011 and January 16, 2012. The Coffee Book redemption period will be from November 18, 2011 to March 16, 2012 at any Bo's Coffee branch.

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Sunday, October 16, 2011

Bo's Coffee has a special Halloween treat for you!

Hello, coffee lovers! What are your plans this Halloween? While you're probably out shopping for Halloween costumes, why not take a break with us at Bo's Coffee? We have a special nationwide promo from October 22 to November 5 just for you guys!

Enjoy a delicious, creepy-looking cookie on us for a minimum P250 single receipt purchase!




Have a very yummy Halloween and we hope to see you at our stores!
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Sunday, August 21, 2011

Winners of the 15 and 50 Raffle

First of all, we at Bo's Coffee would like to thank everyone for celebrating 15 years and 50 stores with us. We did this for all of you and we're glad you enjoyed it ;)

On to our main topic: the 15 and 50 raffle draw was held last August 15 in our Makati office, and as it was our first electronic raffle, we were very excited—and even nervous—to go through the process. But we did emerge with the following winners (whew), and we offer them our warmest congratulations:

P15,000 in Bo's Coffee GCs
Wilson Juezan
Bo's Coffee IT Park, Cebu City



Neo B3390 netbook
Joanna Rae Banares
Bo's Coffee at the 3rd floor of SM City Cebu (near the Cinemas)

To the winners: we've already sent you notices through mail. Our marketing staff will also call you soon to assist you in the claiming of your prizes. Again, congratulations!

I'd also like to take this opportunity to thank the people at Neo, who've been great partners in this big event. They have a really nice new website, by the way, so we hope you could pay them a visit.

And most of all, my deepest gratitude goes out to the entire Bo's Coffee family. The promo was by no means 100% perfect, but we all gave it our 100%, supporting each other as any family would. It's been a pleasure working with you on this great milestone in Bo's Coffee history.



Joy Reynaldo
Digital Barista, Bo's Coffee


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Monday, August 1, 2011

Misty hot mocha cappuccino under the weather

Bo's Coffee hot mocha cappuccino
Last Saturday, I traveled to Bo's Coffee E. Rodriguez amidst the rain and the cold to meet a friend who lived nearby. The place was already quite cozy to begin with, but with a hot mocha cappuccino in my hand, I enjoyed my little weekend "ramble" even more. It made me think that rain isn't so bad after all! Try it out :)

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Tuesday, June 28, 2011

15 years, 50 stores

On June 28, 1996, we opened our first store in Ayala Center Cebu. Back then, Filipinos didn't understand why coffee should cost any more than a few pesos. There were no foreign coffee shop brands in the Philippines yet. For the typical Pinoy, coffee was, simply, for waking up.

But today, 15 years later, we're opening our 50th store and looking forward to more. We recall the past and see that we've indeed gone a long way in sharing our passion with the Filipino. So, we'd like to do a bit of reminiscing by bringing you the Bo's Coffee 15 and 50 promo. For four weeks and on certain days and times, we're offering our best-selling brewed coffee at P15 and all froccino flavors at P50—the way they were fifteen years ago. This treat is our way of thanking our customers for being with us all these years. For all the others whom we have not yet had the joy of serving, we invite you to come and see why our customers love us so much :) Read more about our promo at http://15and50.boscoffee.com/.

We'd also like to thank Neo and Salamat.ph for their support. Together, we prove that Filipino brands can make their own unique mark in the lives of the people they serve.
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Sunday, June 5, 2011

Have fun at the Monopoly Deal Card Game Showdown!

I must admit that I find Monopoly's gameplay a bit too long for my average block of free time. But did you know that Monopoly has a shorter card game version? If you're up for some great weekend fun, gather yer friends up and learn how to play it at Bo's Coffee! The Monopoly Deal Card Game Showdown will travel from branch to branch from June 18 to August 6, 2011, and will give away prizes from Hasbro and Bo's Coffee at each stop.

More details are in the poster below (click to enlarge).


If you're game, just sign up using the application form below:



Hope to see you there!
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Saturday, May 21, 2011

Bo's Coffee goes international with World Racers


We've partnered with World Racers, a Facebook game that works in a similar way to Amazing Race: get a partner, go around the world performing challenges, and get prizes when you win the race. That might seem all too simple, but there are a few things about World Racers that I find very special:
  • The game was made by Filipinos. We're a Filipino company, and we love supporting the world-class products of our fellow countrymen.
  • World Racers is a revolution in Facebook games. It's not a "second-rate, trying-hard, copycat" (cue music from Bituing Walang Ningning). It's a whole new way of playing on Facebook.
  • Those who play the game, i.e. the "Racers," can post videos of the challenges they participated in to their friends on Facebook. It's like having you're own Facebook TV! Racers can also ask for support that way (see next point).
  • Even people who won't play can participate as fans. When watching Amazing Race on TV, you root for your favorite team and complain about another. But you can't do anything about it. On World Racers, fans can help their favorite team by giving them virtual goods or by buying obstacles for their opponents.
  • You can win real prizes! Over P40,000 in cash and prizes await tournament winners.
Register now to start playing when the game launches on May 30. We have a bonus for you too! you can get a cool Bo's Coffee jacket for your avatar if you redeem this code: BOSRACERFTW



Here's the World Racers teaser video:
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Saturday, April 23, 2011

Bloggers, join our Easter Egg hunt and win Bo's Coffee GCs!

Collect three Bo's Coffee Easter eggs
and win up to P3,000 in gift certificates!

Hey bloggers, we're giving away P10,000 worth of GCs this Easter! Be one of the first five to find three Easter Eggs in our stores and you'll receive Bo's Coffee gift certificates. It's simple: just purchase from three different Bo's Coffee branches and then blog about the experience and you get an Easter Egg. Winners get the following:

First place: P3,000 in Bo's Coffee gift certificates
Second place: P2,500 in Bo's Coffee gift certificates
Third place: P2,000 in Bo's Coffee gift certificates
Fourth place: P1,500 in Bo's Coffee gift certificates
Fifth place: P1,000 in Bo's Coffee gift certificates

Ready to win? Here are the detailed specs:
  1. You can get an Easter Egg by going to a Bo's Coffee store, purchasing at least P100 worth of food and/or drink (keep your receipts please), and blogging about them. Your blog post must include a description of the food and/or drink(s) that you purchased, a photo of you in the store together with the food and/or drink(s) that you purchased, the date of your purchase and the location of the branch that you went to. At the end of your blog post, you must include one Bo's Coffee Easter Egg image with a link to this post. Grab the code below.
  2. As a rule, you may get only one Easter Egg per branch for each blog. To complete the three Easter Eggs, your blog must have three blog posts from three different branches. The exceptions are the following:
    1. You may get a maximum of two eggs per blog (i.e. two blog posts) from each of our branches in Tagaytay, Bohol, Tacloban and Davao. However, your purchases in these two blog posts must be on different dates, as reflected on your receipts.
    2. You may get three eggs per blog (i.e. three blog posts) from our branches in Dumaguete and Iloilo. However, your purchases in these three blog posts must be on different dates, as reflected on your receipts.
  3. In each of your posts, you must have bought and written about a Bo's Coffee product that you did not feature in previous Bo's Coffee Easter Egg blog posts. There should be at least one unique Bo's Coffee food or drink in each post.
  4. Make sure that the facts in your blog post are accurate. Inaccurate information may be used as grounds for disqualification.
  5. Your receipts must be dated anytime from April 24 to May 1, 2011. Your blog posts, on the other hand, may be dated from April 24 to May 8, 2011. This means that you may simply make your purchases on Easter week and then write about them later (though it would be best to post as early as possible).
  6. Each time you put up a blog post that has an Easter Egg, fill out this form to submit that Easter Egg. Bo's Coffee will accept Easter Egg submissions from April 24, 2011 at 12:05 AM until May 8, 2011 at 11:55 PM. We are not responsible for any downtime that you or our service providers may experience, so we suggest you submit your entries as quickly as possible.
  7. You may submit a maximum of three (3) Easter Eggs per blog. You may win more than once if you enter more than one blog, as long as you've collected three Easter Eggs on separate blogs. Each blog must be on a unique domain or subdomain.
  8. Your blog must have at least 20 posts previous to the first Easter Egg post. Your blog must be also at least four months old, i.e. its first post must be dated December 23, 2010 or earlier.
  9. Your blog must not be about or include sexually explicit material, violence, profanity, obscenity, indecency, illegal activity, or any other immoral act that runs contrary to Bo's Coffee's company values.
  10. The first five to submit qualified entries will win prizes from Bo's Coffee. The prizes are as follows:
    1. First place: P3,000 in Bo's Coffee gift certificates
    2. Second place: P2,500 in Bo's Coffee gift certificates
    3. Third place: P2,000 in Bo's Coffee gift certificates
    4. Fourth place: P1,500 in Bo's Coffee gift certificates
    5. Fifth place: P1,000 in Bo's Coffee gift certificates
  11. Winners will be asked to produce receipts as proof of their purchase for the Easter Eggs that they gathered. The receipts must indicate the exact purchase that the winner featured in his/her blog posts. Failure to produce the appropriate receipts may be used as grounds for disqualification.



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Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Easter treat from Bo's Coffee Megamall

Offer good while supplies last.
Bo's Coffee Megamall has a treat for you this Easter! Starting April 24, 2011, you can use the coupon above to get a free cookie for a purchase of at least P200. Simply print it out and present it to our staff. Offer good while supplies last, so head over there this Easter week to grab your treat!
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Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Yummm... Bo's Coffee Summer Cakes!

We're bringing you refreshing new iced tea flavors this summer. But why only have refreshing drinks? Here's a bunch of equally refreshing cakes—chilled just right!—that will make you smile despite the warm weather. Some of you will notice that the Mango and Strawberry cakes are making a comeback, but our new flavors deserve a warm welcome (pun not intended): Macapuno Pandan and Ube!

So which flavor do you want to try out? Vote for it on Facebook.

Bo's Coffee Mango Cake

Bo's Coffee Macapuno Pandan Cake

Bo's Coffee Strawberry Cake

Bo's Coffee Ube Cake
*Note: the above products are only available in Manila and Cebu.
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Monday, March 7, 2011

Warming up? Don't forget to cool down. Our summer drinks will help.

Our summer drinks are here to the rescue!
During the summer, walking outside makes me feel like I'm getting roasted. The image that forms in my mind is a bamboo-skewered lechon being carried down the street. Yes, Bo's Coffee has its origins in Cebu, which is famous for its lechon. But that doesn't mean I should suddenly feel like I am one.

Luckily, Bo's Coffee has two new drinks that will save me from the skewer this summer. We'll offer these brewed iced tea flavors just for the season: the Apple Green Iced Tea and the Ruby Red Grapefruit Iced Tea. These fruity flavors go great with the summer theme. I find the sweeter green apple flavor definitely refreshing, while the grapefruit taste of ruby red is a citrus delight. That and I'm an iced tea lover, so you can imagine how much of a treat this is for me.

But enough about me, go try it out for yourself and let us know what you think :)

- Joy Reynaldo, the Digital Barista of Bo's Coffee
Green Apple Iced Tea
Great if you want it sweet!

Red Ruby Grapefruit Iced Tea
This one offers a more citrusy tang
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Thursday, February 24, 2011

Tea's a tease when brewed and iced



Bring me to a bar and I'll order iced tea. Yeah yeah, I know I'm KJ (I should let you know that the term killjoy doesn't delight me at all), but I'm allergic to alcohol so I have an excuse =P

It's 11am and I'm at a bar right now--a coffee bar that is--and I ordered the same: a nice serving of brewed iced tea. Our guys at Bo's Coffee Glorietta 5 made me an apple-flavored one. Like most of our other drinks, this one isn't so sweet, and that's the way I like it. I can taste the tea very well because it's not drowning in sugar.

Our brewed iced tea also comes in other flavors: passion fruit, raspberry and dalandan. Try it! :)

- Joy Reynaldo, the Bo's Coffee Digital Barista
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Win a P1,000 Bo's Coffee GC in the Monopoly Deal Card Game Showdown

If you thought that Monopoly was only a card game, lookie here: Bo's Coffee Katipunan is hosting the Monopoly Deal Card Game Showdown this March 2-5! Build a team of four to five players, follow the steps for registration and compete to win Bo's Coffee GCs and items from Hasbro. One set of prizes will be given away each day!

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Thursday, February 10, 2011

Hungry? Have a Hungarian breakfast at Bo's Coffee

I went to Bo's Coffee Megamall (5F Atrium) and ordered my favorite meal on the menu, the sausage breakfast set. My order had a Hungarian sausage, scrambled eggs and a few slices of bread. But I really like the flexibility of the Bo's Coffee breakfast set: if you don't dig that combination, you can opt to have mini franks instead of Hungarian sausage, sunny side up instead of scrambled eggs, or pancakes instead of toast. Just tell our baristas what combination suits your appetite and they'll whip it up for you. Neat, eh? :)

The Bo's Coffee Sausage Breakast Set (Hungarian Sausage)
My breakfast set cost me P190, but one great thing is that you can have brewed coffee or hot chocolate for an additional P10 if you order the meal before 11:00 am. I had a mug of our bestselling brewed coffee since I really needed to wake up. It did its job quite well!

Bo's Coffee also serves corned beef, bacon, and omelette breakfast sets, plus their big momma: the Big Breakfast Set! I'll tell you about these other meals at another time. I'm especially excited to review the last one (thus revealing the level of my appetite to the world, but never mind). If you're famished, I highly recommend the Bo's Coffee breakfast set. We serve them all day.

Going back to my meal: I have to admit that I really love Hungarian sausage, so this meal was a nice treat for me. The sausage itself was heavy on the tummy and very tasty. The eggs and toast were great companions, balancing out the strong taste of the Hungarian sausage. If I had been a bit more hungry, pancakes would have served me well, but thankfully, the wheat bread was enough. I finished off my lunch with a cookie for the gods (yum!). It was a wonderful meal. My only regret was that I forgot to use the pack of catsup that Patrick gave me along with the rest of my order =/ A pity for a catsup lover like me.

How about you, what's your favorite meal at Bo's Coffee?


-Joy, the Digital Barista of Bo's Coffee
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Tuesday, February 8, 2011

A red velvet for Valentine's

All the reds come out in Feb, and our newest offering is no exception. Bo's Coffee's Red Velvet cake will hit the stores on the second week of February 2011. In case you're not familiar with Red Velvet cakes, they're made of layers of chocolate buttered cake in deep red color, filled with creamy custard and cream cheese, and covered with whipped cream icing. We added a special touch by topping it with chocolate shavings.

Our Manila stores will carry a heart-shaped Red Velvet mini cake until Feb. 19, 2011. Our Cebu stores, on the other hand, will offer the round Red Velvet mini cake. After Feb. 19, all stores will carry the regular-sized Red Velvet.

We hope you like it!




You can get our Valentine's mini-cake for P150, but it's only P100 if you buy it with a strawberry freeze





A heart-shaped red velvet cake for Valentine's by Bo's Coffee





Bo's Coffee's regular-sized red velvet cake


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Thursday, February 3, 2011

Ateneo: Get a Bo's Coffee mug through "Stages of Love"

We have a special treat for our ADMU customers: a chance to get a FREE Bo's Coffee black mug! When you buy a ticket to Ateneo Blue Repertory's Stages of Love musical, you'll get this card:


Simply buy a Fudge Brownie Mocha Primo from our Ateneo MVP, Ateneo Matteo Ricci or Katipunan branch and you'll get a stamp on that card. Complete six stamps and you'll get a Limited Edition Bo's Coffee black mug.

See you at Stages of Love!

Ateneo Blue Repertory Valentine musical called Stages of Love playing from January 26 to February 12

Stages of Love is a musical revue that features an amalgamation of well-loved OPM hits (“Ale,” “Harana,” “Limang Dipang Tao”), Broadway classics (“Fallin,” “I Still Believe in Love” from “They’re Playing Our Song”) and other favorites (Bacharach’s “Never Fall in Love Again”).

Stages of Love follows the journey of couples through entangled complexities of relationships as they eventually discover their own definition of love.

This original piece is woven with musical arrangement by Mr. Rony Fortich, the musical genius responsible for the musical direction in Hong Kong Disneyland and Actor's Actor's Inc.'s "Once On This Island," and Trumpets’ “Honk” and “Noah’s Big Boat.”
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Monday, January 10, 2011

Tuesdays with Bo

If you own a Bo's Coffee Doodle Book, you might have noticed this page:


The Tuesdays with Bo page entitles you to a free cookie every Tuesday for the whole of 2011. Just fulfill the promo requirements, show your Doodle Book at the counter, and then claim your cookie.

Don't have a Doodle Book? Check out what's inside:
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Get free items using your Doodle Book

Do you have a Bo's Coffee Doodle Book? Check out the last few pages and you'll find this:


This page entitles you to a free item every month. Simply fulfill the promo requirements, present your Doodle Book at the counter, and you'll get the free item of the month.

Here are the free items for 2011:
  1. January: Short Hot Americano
  2. February: Banana Cream Pie
  3. March: Oatmeal Cookie
  4. April: Short Brewed Coffee
  5. May: Butterscotch
  6. June: Choco Chunk Cookie
  7. July: Brewed Coffee Refill - Short
  8. August: Lemon Square
  9. September: Side Order of French Toast
  10. October: Fudgy Nut
  11. November: Food for the Gods
  12. December: Short Hot Choco
Don't have a Doodle Book? Check out what's inside:
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