You can now see the world on ridiculously affordable prices as Singapore Airlines and MasterCard, together with SilkAir, the airline’s sister carrier, launch the largest nationwide Mid-Year Travel Fair from July 8-31, 2016. By availing of this promotional deal, you also get a chance to win a trip to Germany or South Africa. But I am getting ahead of myself….be sure to read till the end.
Be bitten by the travel and cultural bug! BPI will reward lucky clients who avail of its 24/7 Banking Channels (BPI Express Online, BPI Express Mobile, and BPI Express Phone) with dream vacations. You can be one of them.
Last year, BPI’s Get Out More promo gave away 7 all-expense paid trips for four to local tourist spots: Bohol, Davao, Boracay, Cebu, Legazpi, Iloilo, and Puerto Princesa. BPI 24/7 Banking gives you the chance to get farther away from your home, your city or your province. This year, the Get Out More 2 promo is even bigger because the lucky winners will be going Asian!
Up for grabs this time will be exciting places both here and abroad: Hong Kong, Shanghai, Seoul, Kuala Lumpur (KL), and Boracay. Every winner also gets pocket money worth PhP 24,700. If you’ve been dreaming of traveling and seeing the world, you now have the chance to cross that off your bucket list.
And why not? Aside from seeing our own beautiful Philippines, visiting our Asian neighbors lets us see the cultural diversity and beauty of nature and tourist attractions of our neighbors. I’ve visited at least half of the places covered by the promo and I certainly won’t mind visiting the remaining places (if I win, cross my fingers).
Marvel at the cosmopolitan air of Shanghai with its ultramodern architecture mixed in with traditional Chinese sights; eat your way around Hong Kong’s popular food spots and shop till you drop; visit the centuries-old Korean palaces dotting Seoul’s metro and maybe sneak in a visit to KPop sites; enjoy the hospitality of Kuala Lumpur and its rich cultural mix of Malay, Chinese and Indian races; and bask in the sun at our very own Boracay, world known for its white sand beaches and clear waters.
Watch this short, exciting video and see where and what you can do in these places.
It’s really very easy to earn raffle entries. From August 1 to November 30, 2013, all new and existing BPI, BPI Family Savings Bank and BPI Direct Accountholders who use the services of BPI 24/7 Banking are qualified to earn raffle entries. Just pay your bills (utility bills, telco bills, and other kinds of bills) using any of the 24/7 banking channels of BPI and you automatically earn raffle entries. Each payment must be at least P50 and above and must have a unique reference/account number within that month.
For Boracay, Seoul, Kuala Lumpur and Shanghai, BPI will pick one (1) winner for each place who will get a free trip for two which includes roundtrip airfare, accommodations and pocket money. For Hong Kong, three (3) winners will be chosen, each one getting also a free trip for two (roundtrip airfare, accommodations and pocket money).
|BPI Team behind Get Out More 2|
Not many people celebrate Thanksgiving here in the Philippines but that’s what’s nice about an online community. Wherever in the world you are, you can avail of Thanksgiving promos and giveaways.
Digiarty Software is at it again this Thanksgiving and guess what they are giving away until Nov. 29, 2011 or till supply lasts:
10,000 whopping FREE copies of MacX DVD Ripper Pro
Last year, I was able to download my own free copy of MacX DVD Ripper Pro so for Mac users out there, this is your chance to get your own.
You must hurry. Promo stops when they’ve given away the 10,000th free copy! I just checked and they’ve given away already over 9.600 copies! Less than 400 copies are left!
One note. Since this is a free copy, it does not come with a free upgrade or tech support service.
If you are a Windows user and want a similar free download, you need to LIKE Digiarty’s Facebook page and download MacX HD Video Converter Pro for Windows from there.
I am still in on holiday mood. Thanks to the people from Digiarty Software, they have provided 10 license codes of WinX Blu-ray Decrypter for me to give away. Yes, yes, not all of us have Blu-ray players (I don’t). But you can always give this as a gift to someone who has one. After all, this software retails at $49.95. One less Christmas gift, right?
WinX Blu-ray Decrypter is a professional Blu-ray decrypting and copy tool for users to decrypt and backup Blu-ray to M2TS video file or Blu-ray folder (compatible with Win7 Media Player). It is able to remove and decrypt encryption (AACS MKB v25), BD+ copy protection, etc. in Blu-ray disc. With this program, you can effortlessly protect your beloved Blu-ray discs from scratch or loss. WinX Blu-ray Decrypter is an ideal Blu-ray backup solution which supports both Full Disc Blu-ray Backup and Title Copy modes. It allows you to decrypt Blu-ray Disc with all known copy protections and encryptions and backup 3D Blu-ray to 2D video in only 3 clicks. It also brings fast decrypting speed while preserving original video/audio quality. If you are looking for powerful software to backup and decrypt Blu-ray video disc, WinX Blu-ray Decrypter is the way to go.
Do you remember a PC-based game called Carmen San Diego? My whole family loved that one. It’s too bad that the company that brought it to fame is now closed. We loved guessing where Carmen would show up next.
But wait…in this age of texts and Twitter, TV5 came up with a promo that is sure to test the geographical mettle of anyone.
None other than Aga Muhlach is the Pinoy Explorer of the latest promo “Nasaan Si Aga?” which will run from August 10 to September 1, 2011.
|www.nasaansiaga.com site, as of this posting|
I’m a prepaid Globe user. I was a postpaid user before but shifted to prepaid when I stopped working and did not need to make as many calls as I used to.
Prepaid plans have served me well. I’ve used Globe’s UNLITXT, SULITXT, SUPERSURF and POWERSURF plans depending on whether I needed to do a lot of texting or surfing the web.
But today, Globe did a one-up by launching their SUPERUNLIALLTXT plan. From that long word alone, you can guess that it combines features from the other prepaid text and surfing plans they have.
SUPERUNLIALLTXT costs P25/day only. Not bad! And here are its features:
* Unlimited texting to any network carrier – Globe, TM, Talk ‘n Text, Smart, Sun for a day
* One hour FREE internet browsing
To register to SUPERUNLIALLTXT: Type UALL25 and send to 8888. Minimum balance of P1 is needed to continue using this service.
Mobile users who text and browse the internet have a better option now. In my case, I usually use a 3G connection while on the road to stay connected. Instead of subscribing to a text plan AND an internet plan, this is what I can use from now on.
The Coca-Cola Company and McDonald’s Corporation have partnered once again to offer a series of 6 colored Coke can glasses. Only 13 McDonald’s markets in the Asia Pacific region, including the Philippines, will be able to avail of this offer so it is a true collectible for Coke collectors.
Every time you go to McDonald’s and avail of an Extra Value Meal, you can get a Coca-Cola can glass in your color of choice: blue, charcoal, green, lime, pink and purple. Just add P25 to get one glass.
Some time back, several of us bloggers were treated to the soft launch of Goodles, a new concept in pasta-to-go. Gourmet pasta, the kind you normally have in sit-down fancy restaurants, are now available in to-go tubs that you can take with you into the moviehouse.
Goodles uses traditional imported Italian pastas and handcrafts its deliciously rich sauces using all natural farm fresh ingredients, pure dairy products, hormone-free meats, extra virgin olive oil and fresh herbs and spices.
My favorite of all the items is Grape Carbonara, carbonara with a twist — it had grapes!
On November 24, 2010 (take note, just this day and no other), Goodles will drop their prices on select popular Goodles pasta to only P100 in celebration of its 1st anniversary. Promo is good for dine-in and take-away (delivery not included).
From 11AM to 2PM, Pesto Cream al Funghi, which is a creamy mix of pesto, mushrooms and farfalle noodles, will be sold for only P100 (regularly at P175). Seven Layer Lasagna (regular, P140) will be sold at P100 from 3PM to 6PM and Grape Carbonara (regular, P165) will be sold at P100 from 6PM to 9PM.
Bulk orders for this promotion will be accepted and may be ordered in advance by calling the Goodles hotline at +63922.8737758 beginning November 22.
Those ordering via the Goodles delivery hotline 2121212 will not be able to avail of the P100 promo but instead will get 1 order of Free Iced Tea for a minimum P500 purchase.
100 unique dishes.
1 Grand Yuletide celebration.
Yes, for 100 days prior to Christmas, 100 towns are showcasing their unique dishes that feature Kraft Eden Cheese as an ingredient. And they are gunning to break the record for the longest Christmas celebration in the world!
Where else should the longest Christmas celebration be than in the Philippines. The moment BER months come around, Christmas songs are already in the air and malls start decorating for the Christmas season already!
We can all help make the Philippines break this record and, at the same time, make YOUR favorite city’s cheese dish win P2 million worth of prizes it can use as a support fund. You can also be your city’s HOME PARTNER and win a cash prize for yourself.
The Philippine Beat is rooting for the town made famous by a pancit it is named after. In truth, this is one of, if not my favorite, pancit because I just love the crushed chicharon flakes and varied seafood toppings heaped on it — Pancit Malabon!
Yes, I am throwing my vote behind Malabon City which has done a twist on their famous pancit by adding cheese cubes.
1. Buy one Eden 35g, 180g or 450g pack at any supermarkets, public market stalls, groceries, convenience stores or sari sari stores nationwide.
2. Write the following information on a piece of paper attached to one (1) empty Eden pack size:
a. Name of Favorite Featured Town (help me by writing MALABON CITY)
b. Name of Eden Dish for that Town
e. Complete Address
f. Contact Numbers
3. Submit entries at Drop Boxes within participating Towns or mail entries to
Prime Cast Event Concepts Plus, Inc.
Lower Ground Level, Grayline Ventures Building,
14 Arayat St. Boni, Mandaluyong City
ABS CBN Foundation Inc.
ELJ Communications Building
Mother Ignacia St. Quezon City
4. Deadline for Submission of Entries is on December 2, 2010.
5. Send as many entries as you want. The promo period is from September 4-December 2, 2010. The promo shall be announced on TV through participating ABS CBN Shows.
The winning town will be awarded seed money for their training materials/ livelihood projects. Additionally the winning town’s major landmark will be featured in limited edition Kraft Eden Cheese boxes.
There’s something for you too!
If Malabon City wins, a Home Partner will be chosen by raffle from among those of us who voted for Malabon City. The Home Partner wins P100,000.
(Full mechanics on the contest may be found at the Keso De Gallo website at www.sarapngpasko.com)