May 17, 2023

beep™ Card GUIDE: Where to Use, Buy, and Reload

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  • Updated as of May 17, 2023.

    Cashless payments and transactions open us up to a whole world of possibilities as it become more and more common by the day. From the moment we wake up, prepare for work, and begin our daily commute, it is more convenient to embrace digital forms of payment to start a hassle-free day.

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    This may include skipping the ticket line on our buses, modern PUVs, and rail transportation systems through its stored value ticket, the beep™ Card. But it is not just used for our everyday commute. This reloadable card can also be your ticket to buy your favorite snack and pay at toll roads!

    Here’s where you can use your beep™ Card as well as some bonus notes on where to get them and how to reload!

    Where to Use beep™

    Start Your Adventure!

    beep™ Cards are most commonly used as stored value ticket to ride the LRT-1, LRT-2, and MRT-3. By simply tapping the card on the designated beep™ Card reader near the entry gate, you may proceed to the platform for boarding the train.

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    With continuous development, these cards can also be used on P2P buses like the BGC Bus routes and UBE Express. The latter allows the use of beep™ Cards in the following malls to transfer commuters to the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) and vice versa.

    • Robinsons Sta. Rosa to NAIA
    • Robinsons Place Manila to NAIA
    • Araneta City Cubao to NAIA
    • Ayala Malls South Park to NAIA

    Ferries, provincial and city buses, as well as modern PUVs also now use the beep™ Card as alternative for journey ticket payments, making it more accessible for commuters even from as far as Davao and Cebu City.

    Of course, your card should have sufficient balance to cover the fare for your journey, so be sure to top-up from designated loading stations that may be found on LRT-1, LRT-2, and MRT-3 stations, as well as on Ministop convenience stores, now known as Uncle John’s.

    Also Read: Your Ultimate Guide to MRT, LRT, and PNR

    It’s Snack Time!

    Getting hungry at work? Aside for travel fares, you can also use your beep™ Card to purchase snacks on select Uncle John’s and Lawson stores in the Metro! A contactless payment device will be available in the cashier once you are ready to pay for your favorite pocket-saver snacks.

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    Aside from Uncle John’s and Lawson, food merchants inside the LRT-1 stations of Baclaran, Balintawak, Doroteo Jose, EDSA, and Gil Puyat also allow the use of beep™ Card to purchase snacks. Among these merchants are Turks, Potato Corner, Mister Donut, Waffle Haus, and more!

    Enter the Toll Gates!

    beep™ Cards are equipped with an RFID technology that allows card holders to pay for their toll fees at select toll roads like the North Luzon Expressway (NLEX) and the Cavite Expressway (CAVITEX). This allows you to have one more alternative to paying for your toll fees for emergencies such as losing your wallet or having insufficient cash in your wallet.

    Select toll gates usually have a designated card reader where you can tap your beep™ Card without leaving your vehicle. However, take note that not all toll gates are equipped with beep™ Card readers, so be sure to plan ahead!

    Where to Get beep™

    beep™ Cards can be bought on all LRT-1, LRT-2, and MRT-3 stations for Php 30 and is valid for up to four (4) years. These are also available on private terminals for Php 130 as these terminals are not under the government.

    Aside from the train stations, you may also buy your beep™ Card from the following malls:

    • BGC Bus EDSA McKinley: 5:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m. (weekdays) and 5:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. (weekends)
    • BGC Bus Market! Market!: 5:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m. (weekdays) and 5:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. (weekends)
    • Bonifacio Stopover: 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. (weekdays only except holidays)
    • One Ayala: 1:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. (weekdays only except holidays)
    • Glorietta 3, Makati: 2:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. (weekdays only except holidays)
    • Greenbelt 1, Makati: 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. (weekdays only except holidays)
    • Alabang Town Center: 5:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. (weekdays only except holidays)

    For a hassle-free beep™ Card purchase, however, you may now purchase your beep™ Cards from Shopee and Lazada. Take note that there is no initial load balance included in these cards. Also, please make sure that the card you are buying has the beep™ logo and is authentic.

    Also Read: 10 Apps to Check Out for Your Next Online Shopping Spree

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    Where to Reload beep™

    Aside from reloading your beep™ Card at the train stations and Uncle John’s convenience stores, a more efficient way of reloading is through the beep™ app which can be downloaded on Google Play for Android users or App Store for iOS users.

    SCREENSHOT from the App Store

    Once the mobile app is installed, you only have to register an account and you can now load your beep™ Card using your credit card or e-wallet. Aside from this, you can check your load balance, monitor your transactions, and earn reward points through the app.

    While this is just a glimpse on some of the features you should know about beep™ Card, you may keep up to date with news on where you can use your beep™ Cards by checking on their website and Facebook page for more details! 

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