Pakyaw Black Bag Raffle Promo – Are you in?

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Are you a member of Pakyaw, one of the popular group-buying sites to-date? If you are, I’m sure you’ve heard of their Black Bag raffle promo where we get a chance to buy what’s in it for Php 2,000 only (through credit card) on the Pakyaw website.

I got really intrigued by this and I participated in the first Black Bag promo. I completely thought I already opted in the second week so I missed the chance to win. Boohoo.

What were in those bags, you might be asking. Well, the first Black Bag contained a Samsung 32-inch LCD TV and a fellow blogger, Richard of Tales from the Tummy, won it. The second Black Bag was won by Jessica. Here’s a video of her receiving the mystery prize:

Yes, my dear friends, it’s a Samsung Galaxy Tab! I want one!!!

Anyway, this Pakyaw Black Bag promo started last July 19th. It will go on until August 21st, so make sure you grab the chance to buy what’s in it.

I don’t really consider myself a risk-taker, but this one, I’m willing to try my luck on. So, how do you exactly opt in to get a chance to win the promo?

Step 1: Register for Pakyaw

  1. Go to
  2. Click “Register” on the upper right which will take you to the registration page.
  3. Fill in the required fields with your personal information.
  4. Click the box to agree to all Pakyaw Terms and Conditions then click on Register.
  5. Check your email inbox for a verification email from Pakyaw. Click on the link provided to verify your email address.

That’s it! Now, how do you opt in?

Step 2: Opt-in to participate in the Black Bag Promo

  1. Click on the Black Bag promo box on the main page of the Pakyaw website. For the third week, you can click here.
  2. To opt-in to participate in the promo for that given week, click the “BUY” button. Take note that there is no cost (yes, FREE) to opt-in and the price on the deal page reads P0 (zero).
  3. Once you click “BUY”, a thank you and confirmation page will appear. You should then see an order confirmation in your Pakyaw account.
  4. In order to participate in each week’s black bag draw, members will have to repeat this process for opting-in for the chance to buy the bag each separate week.

If you win, again, you get the chance to pay for it for Php 2,000. Based on the past 2 weeks, they might deliver the package to you directly. I don’t mind, as long as it’s a much-awaited gadget!

Waahhh I want a DSLR! Or an iPad2! Or a brand new laptop or netbook even! I’ve already opted in and I’m crossing my fingers that I win next time.

How about you? Have you joined? 🙂

End Date: August 21, 2011

Review: Hed Kandi Pure Kandi Blue / Pink Headphones

Ever since I was a kid, I’ve always been a music lover. I listen to a wide range of genres and I’m no hater. I can listen to slow ballads or loud metal music, whatever suits me on a given time. I even remember studying for major exams with my earphones on back in high school and college. I can truly say that music has been a big part of my life ‘cause there’s always a song that soothes my soul, however I may be feeling at the moment.

This is why it’s very important to me that I have a decent sound system wherever I go. I invested on high-end computer speakers here at home because I want to make sure that whenever I play music with hard-hitting bass and acoustics, I can clearly hear them and I can easily get into the zone, if you know what I mean. 🙂

But, I can’t always have my speakers with me so I really need a set of headphones that can give me the same quality of music while I’m on the go. I also don’t want anything bulky or would make me look silly when I wear them outside. Enter my new Hed Kandi Pure Kandi headphones.

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I may not be the most girly girl in the world, but I do enjoy wearing colorful accessories, especially when I’m in a party mood. And these Pure Kandi headphones just suit me. So, I was really curious if, aside from my eyes, it’ll also satisfy my music-lover ears.

If you’re thinking of giving this as a gift, there’s no need to gift-wrap it. Very chic, even with the packaging, eh? 😉

By the way, a quick background on Hed Kandi. I’m sure most of you have heard of them. They’re a popular music and lifestyle brand. They’re a record label, a chain of bars, a fashion brand, a radio show and an international clubbing sensation. So, it’s just perfect for them to come out with their own set of accessories like these headphones for all their music followers globally.

If you check their website, you’d find that their range of headphones and earphones mostly are designed for fashionable women. But, these Pure Kandi headphones also come in black, purple, and white coral. I say guys can go for the black one.

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What I like about these Pure Kandi headphones is they can be folded so I can keep and bring them with me easily, without having to worry about it being too bulky and even the possibility of damaging them.

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Win Ani Marie Spa & Salon Vouchers for Fabulous Semi Permanent Eyelash Extensions – Ends 08/09

Winner has been announced! Congratulations to Rachel Abajar!
I’ve already sent you a private message asking for your mailing info. Please respond by Friday, August 19th. Otherwise, I’ll draw another winner.

Since our first winner hasn’t replied yet, I raffled the entries again and picked a new winner…

Congratulations to Shermaine Dimla Capuli!
Please reply to my PM on or before Monday night. Thanks!

Check out the Facebook page for details on the raffle.

Have you ever dreamt of having those luscious long lashes that could enhance the windows of your soul?

Here’s your chance! I am giving away 2 vouchers for semi-permanent eyelash extensions from Ani Marie Spa & Salon in Metrowalk to ONE winner.

This voucher was purchased from MetroDeal. My bro and I were supposed to use them, but we changed our minds. 😀 Details of this deal / voucher may be found here.

All you have to do is help us spread the news about our giveaway over at our food blog, Certified Foodies.


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END DATE: August 9, 2011