To fellow Mommy-milis, mark these dates if you want to save on your grocery shopping next month. The Department of Trade and Industry or DTI will hold 5 Diskwento Caravans in Metro Manila in November.
You can get discounts of at least 10% and as much as 50% on food items like canned goods, noodles, rice, juice, coffee, milk, and processed meats and other products like detergent, laundry and bath soap from participating manufacturers.
The Diskwento Caravan was launched in 2008 to give consumers relief from rising prices. †Itís usually held in city halls so itís more accessible to the public.
Diskwento Caravan in Metro Manila
|November 7, 2014***||Pateros Municipal Hall|
|November 7, 2014||Makati City Hall Quadrangle|
|November 13-14, 2014***||Pasay City Hall Compound, F.B. Harisson St|
|November 19, 2014||Pateros Municipal Hall|
|November 28, 2014***||Navotas City Hall grounds|
***schedules are subject to change so call the DTI focal person for inquiries.
There will be two more Diskwento Caravans tentatively scheduled for the 2nd and 3rd week of† December at the grounds of the Taguig City Hall. To find out more, you may call the DTI focal person for NCR: Araceli Alagar at 5512989/8118278.
For the caravanís schedule outside Metro Manila, click DTI.
As the holiday season nears, expect prices to go up so itís best to take advantage of the caravan.
The DTI will also hold a Diswkento Caravan Noche Buena edition, where mostly Noche Buena products will be sold. For Metro Manila, this will be onNovember 20 and 21 at the DTI head office in Makati City.
For a list of current prices, you can check the weekly reports of the DTI and the DA (Department of Agriculture). The DA is in charge of monitoring agricultural and market products such as poultry, beef, and pork. †DTI PRICE WATCH
You can also check if these prices are within the SRP or suggested retail price mandated by both the DTI and the DA. LATEST SRP