Friday, June 26, 2015

Of Being An Online Kontesera

I now officially include myself in the list of people who are into joining online contests. And I take pride in branding myself as a CERTIFIED ONLINE KONTESERA! 

I got into this thing after it was announced to me that I won a raffle from Astoria. It was a free buffet dinner and a hotel accomodation to any of their participating hotels (read the story HERE).

The first Twitter contest I've joined was Conzace's #VeyImmunePeraon promo where they would like to know about your travel plan. All you need to do is tweet your answer, tag Conzace and use their official hashtag. Easy, right? 

So I followed the instructions. I immediately received a tweet from Conzace thanking me for joining and asking me to send them a DM with my deets which I obediently and excitedly did. 

I received an email from them giving me further instructions on how I can win their promo for a Limited Edition Travel Health Kit. However, I was not really going to travel during that time so I can't show them a proof of a plane ticket or anything that will prove my travel. 

So, I failed..

Lesson learned: INTEGRITY and HONESTY are important factors in submitting your entries. 

But I didn't stop there. I started following official Twitter accounts (PH accounts) of establishments, brands, restaurants, famous people, bloggers, etc. I cleaned my list of "following" by deleting some accounts that I follow. 

From then on, my eyes were opened to the many promos being offered online. I was engaged in stalking Twitter accounts (am not really into FB and IG) with hopes of bumping into an online giveaway. I particularly join online contests which do not require any purchase. You may call me CHEAPSKATE, I don't care! At least, I am exercising my brain, enhancing my creativity and most especially, I AM WINNING!

Just to share (and to slightly brag) after less than a month of joining online contests, I've already won 17 of the promos I've participated in. And that included winning a VOOC Flash Charger from OPPO and a GC worth 1K from OLX. Isn't that amazing?! 

But I must warn you though, searching for online contests can eat up too much of your time since you need to refresh your feed every now and then. Plus, being infront of your gadget for only you know how long causes eye strain. So be wise and careful. Don't let it take you away from your other obligations and think about your health too. 

So there goes my story on how I started being an Online Kontesera. How about you? Have you joined online contests before and have won? Hope you did! 

To be updated with online contests, you may follow: 
@Hashtag_Phils on Twitter 

Just like what Hashtag PH always says.. 

" Good luck and always use the right HASHTAG! " 

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Modworld Production's #JurassicWorld

Last night, June 13, was the Special Block Screening of Jurassic World in 3D at SM Megamall Cinema 1. 

I was fortunate to have won 2 movie tickets to this event through @ModworldInc's Twitter giveaway!

I gift the movie tickets to my boyfriend's mom and she chose her apo to watch the movie with her. 

I didn't go so there was no moments to write regarding last night's experience. What I would like to share though is this.. 

What I appreciate most about ModWorld, aside from being GENEROUS in giving away free movie passes, is their EFFICIENT CUSTOMER SERVICE.

I've only known that I won free passes the day after they've posted their announcement on Twitter. And upon me knowing about their tweet, I sent them a personal message to ask if I can give the movie tickets to someone else..

Modworld said yes and proactively suggested the option to change my name on their list to the name of the person whom I'd give the tickets to. 

I very much appreciated that! 

It led to a hassle free claiming of the movie passes. I don't even have to go with them or give my valid ID so they can claim the tickets on my behalf. 

So it was a movie date between the lola and the apo. So cute! 

The boyfriend's mom and the boyfriend's nephew enjoyed the movie as much as they've enjoyed their take home lootbags!

They brought home two bags full of stuff from the sponsors. The nephew gave one bag to her ate and gave the other one to me as pasalubong. 

One thing though, the nephew wasn't able to take pictures of him showing his best dinosaur pose in the ModWorld Popcorn Club photo wall so we can have an entry to the Best Dinosaur Impression Photo Contest

But that's okay. We'll give chance to others! 

If you also want to be as lucky as me follow Modworld Productions' social media accounts and get updated with their promos and giveaways. 

Follow them on 
Twitter @modworldinc
Instagram @modworldinc

Thanks again, Modworld Production!!! 

Friday, June 12, 2015

Manila Bulletin's #MBJurassicWorld

Have you already watched Jurassic World? 

If your answer is no, you'd better go see it before everybody talks about it! 

Don't worry, I will not blog about the movie because I know you don't want to hear any spoilers. 

I just want to share how I scored 2 free passes to the Block Screening of Jurassic World. 

I was one of the lucky people who had the chance to see the movie on it's first day of screening here in the Philippines and thanks to Manila Bulletin for making that possible! 

They had this twitter contest where they post questions (related to dinosaurs and the Jurassic movies) daily and all you have to do is answer their question of the day. You can check how the game was played here.

And alas on June 06, I won! 

Joining this kind of contest requires patience (a lot of it) and creativity (in answering the question).

The day of the Special Block Screening came. We arrived at Powerplant Mall around 6:30pm. Approached Cinema 6 where the movie was shown and found Manila Bulletin's booth where I claimed my movie passes.

Since it was still early (movie starts at 7:30 as printed on the movie passes), we went around the mall and did some window shopping. And by the time we went back to the cinema, the line was already 

In the line, the event organizers/sponsors had us signed a sheet and Security Bank (one of the sponsors) gave out foldable plastic fans. 

There was a short program and a mini contest before the movie started. Questions pertaining to the sponsors were asked. And prizes were given out; Umbrellas from Security Bank and Varsity jackets from Manila Bulletin. 

I braved one question and got myself a nice jacket! 

Sponsors to the event were Manila Bulletin, Sky Cable and Security Bank.

As promised, I will not speak about how the movie ended, who died and who made it out alive. 

All I cay is, It was really an awesome movie! 

Again, thanks to Manila Bulletin for my free passes.

Until next time *wink*!!! 

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Oppo's #VOOC Flash Charger

This box came in last week via UPS. I was so excited to open it!

A few weeks ago, I joined Oppo's #FreebieFriday on Twitter @oppo. What it asked its readers to do was to simply RT their post with the proper hashtag and you might win the prize. (You can check the promo here) And guess what? I DID!

I won myself an Oppo VOOC Flash Charger!

I am not a techy, gadget-y and know-all person when it comes to specs and the likes. But what I do know is I love VOOC Flash Charger's appearance and it really does charge my phone battery fast! It's comfortable to hold in the hand. It comes in white (the kind of white that I like), it's light and thin. It also has LED status lights on the upper right part of the powerbank. This will show the current state-of-charge. And even the box looks posh!

It's slogan says, "If it's not any faster, it wouldn't be real".

As being described by Oppo, the powerbank will charge your phone up to 75% in just 30 mins, while a 70-minute charge will restore full battery. And that really is a WOW!

The rapid charge adapter needs to be bought separately. But if you have one that is compatible with
your VOOC Flash Charger, it will do.

I did join one of OPPO's online contest again on twitter. This time the prize is an OPPO R7 which is a perfect match for my VOOC Flash Charger.

I am keeping my fingers crossed!

(Sorry for the quality of my photos. This is the reason why I need to win that R7! *wink*)