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Remithome – Transfer Money to the Philippines

2010 August 22

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It’s not often that I find the service from any company worth praising anymore. Remithome is an exception to that. I have been nothing but pleased with their service for the four plus years that I’ve been using them.

As most of you know some the ads that are served on my site are from Google, and I have no control over what they decide to display to you. That’s all based off the information they have about you and think that you are interested in seeing. I don’t see the same ads as you do, even on my own site.

That’s not the case with a few other ads I display. I’ve had an ad for Remithome for most of the time I’ve had my site up. That’s been my choice. I’ve even had to go to the trouble of building my own ad and link, because Remithome doesn’t have a normal affiliate program. They have a rewards program, that is basically a referral program where if the referee receives a credit every time someone signs up via your code.

The point is, I have the ad on my site because I feel they offer great service. I’ve had a few people sign up over time but not a lot, so it’s not like I’m really being paid to endorse them. I do so because it is so rare to find a company that I feel I can.

They way some companies treat you nowadays make you wonder if they care at all. My sons flew back to NY recently and again I was basically forced to use Delta for their flights. That’s been the case since they bought out Northwest Airlines. The choices just aren’t good from Spokane to NY.

I absolutely despise using Delta. As far as I am concerned they have some of the worst customer service I have ever experienced. Things like setting up unaccompanied minor pickups on the phone and then not ever having it in the system when you go to check in, calling their customer service number for any reason and having your call refused because they are too busy, changing flights for minors and NOT notifying the parents, having the highest fees for minors, charging for everything under the sun, etc. – well I could go on and on, but you get the point.

This last trip we decided to have my 16 year fly with his younger brother to save on the unaccompanied minor fee and offer a little piece of mind to my youngest son. When we arrived at the airport to check them in I found out that the older son could not accompany my youngest because he was not 18 (come to find out later that had recently changed. I guess Delta needed another way to squeeze a few dollars out of us). I thought that was really strange, and asked the attendant why that was. Probably not the best question, as I should have realized he had no clue, but his response was classic and totally caught me off guard. He said, “That’s Delta policy and if you don’t it, like fly another airline.” WOW!

I know we’ve all experienced such apathetic service, and the reason for my rambling about it is to emphasize the point that when we do get the kind of service that we can praise, we need to do so. Remithome has given me the kind of service that is worthy of praise.

Since we paid off our land I thought that we would no longer be needing Remithome on a regular basis. That ended up not being true, as I have since started paying for my Bisaya lessons through them. As always the set up for the new recipient was smooth. The first transaction went quickly and without a hitch.

Remithome has very competitive rates and a variety of ways to deliver your money including door to door and direct bank deposit.

If you are in need of a money transfer service to the Philippines, you would be well served to look into Remithome whether you use my link or not.

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6 Responses leave one →
  1. Travis permalink
    August 22, 2010

    Ya I had Xoom as an affiliate link at one time until I discovered they didn’t like to pay. I have had a couple of people tell me they used their link from my website but yet no commissions ever hit my account. I wrote them an email and they said they had no record of me and that I needed to write back to them at the address I used when I signed up which I was..Spoke to their customer service dept they said they couldn’t answer my questions but could write up a ticket and someone from that dept would get back to me.. Never happened. Called several times and they said they would relay the message.. What a joke..NOTHING.. NEVER again will I promote XOOM.

    • August 22, 2010

      Not sure if I ever used Xoom or not. I did look into them way back when.

      I’ve had no reason to change and I like that.

      • mark permalink
        January 15, 2012

        I’ll check Remit…as a backup plan

        • January 15, 2012

          I’ve found a few people that have been happy with Xoom lately. They now offer a cheaper fee then Remithome, in some cases.

          That said, I’ve been very happy with Remithome and their customer service. They have been good for me, and I plan to stick with them, though I am not often sending money to the Philippines at the moment.

    • mark permalink
      January 15, 2012

      Sounds as if your response was entirely appropriate…good luck getting your money

  2. mark permalink
    January 15, 2012

    I’ve never tried Remithome, but over the last 3 years I’ve been pleased with Xoom. I send money to the Philippines monthly and it’s all gone well without a hitch. To send dollars the recipient must have a dollar account at BDO or like bank and the sender may remit from a checking, savings, or credit card account. Once the information is entered with Xoom the transfer is just a click away…and it takes no more than 24 hours. If you are sending dollars, the fee is $7.99; if pesos is your choice, its $5.99. The only downside Ive seen to Xoom is that their exchange rate is not good…generally a full peso per dollar. To me it makes more sense to transfer dollars at a higher transfer fee and have the recipient exchange at the full rate when she retrieves the money.

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