Shopee’s new game lets us relive our Tamagotchi-toting days

I remember my first Tamagotchi. It came in a little red egg that I carried everywhere, even at the dinner table (much to my mom’s annoyance). If you’re like me and miss taking care of a small virtual pet, the e-commerce site Shopee brings that experience to your smartphone. The site’s mobile app gets the new Shopee Pets.

Like that small pixelated pet, you’ll need to care and raise for your pet through daily activities. Your Shopee Pet brings you the extra perk of getting opportunities to win Shopee Coins, ShopeePay Credits, and more.

You can level up your pet’s XP (experience points) and unlock diamond points throughout the game by feeding, cleaning, sending them to school, and playing with them. You can use accumulated points to redeem rewards at the Points Redemption Store. You can take care of your pets all day, and once your pet reaches level 50, you can choose another pet and repeat the life cycle.

But that isn’t all that’s new on Shopee. The company kicked off its 3.15 Consumer Day celebrations yesterday, March 3. That includes its Mega Brands Sale, where you can shop for exclusive deals from brands like adidas, Infinix, OPPO, Havaianas, Johnson & Johnson, Huawei, deerma, and more.

Part of this Shopee extravaganza is a new Shopee Mall Sampling Counter. Starting March 15, you can discover new brands by allowing you to try sample-size products from best-selling brands like Uni-care, COSRX, AHC Philippines, Trizie, and Johnson & Johnson. This new feature will come in handy for trying out new skincare products! Shopee promises you’ll get a free voucher when you decide to try the regular-sized product.

If you’re loyal to the brands you buy on Shopee, over 80 of these companies are part of its Brand Membership Program. It offers you the chance to earn double the rewards points for purchases made on March 15 when you sign up.

Shopee is even hosting a special 3.15 Women’s Sale on International Women’s Day (March 8). The platform celebrates the women in the country and highlights the inspiring stories of its female sellers. You also need to watch out for themed days on Shopee to find your best deals.

And you might have already seen her across your socials; Marian Rivera joins her husband Dingdong Dantes and daughter Zia Dantes as a Shopee brand ambassador. She’s the face of the 3.15 Consumer Day promotions, and she’ll be part of the 3.15 TV Special happening at 5 PM on Tuesday, March 15.