No cash? Gelato chain accepts kisses on V-Day


Posted at Feb 12 2014 03:57 PM | Updated as of Feb 12 2014 11:59 PM

Part of the ad for Gelatissimo's "Pay with a Kiss" promo."

MANILA – The Manila branches of the Australian ice cream chain Gelatissimo will accept kisses as payments for their desserts on Friday, Valentine’s Day.

In a post on Facebook, Gelatissimo asked its customers to “show us your romantic kiss” at any of their branches on February 14 to get their gelato “absolutely free.”

The ice cream chain did not specify the intensity of the kiss required to get the free treat.

Netizens in the Philippines were quick to react to the promotion, with some expressing their willingness to kiss their partners in public in exchange for free gelato.

“Baby let’s try this!” one user said.

“Game na game!” another added.

Some, however, lamented how the promotion made them feel the pressure of being single on Valentine’s Day.

“Bad trip naman itong mga ganitong promo,” one Facebook user said.

“OMG this makes you want to have a BF,” another said.

Gelatissimo has branches at Trinoma Mall, Greenbelt 5, Shangri-La East Wing, SM Megamall and Serendra.