October 25, 2015, it has been two months since we enjoyed our first Blogapalooza experience. I wanted and even tried to write immediately but my schedule was tight. I have no intention of publishing posts out of pressure, I'm so sorry.
What is Blogapalooza?
"Blogapalooza Bloggers is a community of bloggers and businesses. It’s a link between big and small businesses who have something cool to share and the online community of people who love to tell stories. This is a chance for big and small businesses to present their product, brand, event, advocacy, and other thingamajig to several Influential bloggers and social media influencers and advocates."
VENUE: 1 ESPLANADE
1. I AM CARDBOARD PH
|J.W. Diokno Blvd, Pasay, Metro Manila|
1. I AM CARDBOARD PH
IAC representatives were very accommodating and generous to everyone who wanted to try the VR cardboard. They had an Instagram photo contest during the event: just take a photo of I am cardboard, post it on IG with the proper hashtags, and get a chance to be their hourly winner. Yes, they picked a winner every hour. I may not be lucky with raffles but I am competitive enough to win contents. We joined and won an I AM CARDBOAD, which I'll be reviewing on my next blog post.
2. JB MUSIC
JB Music is one of the trusted brands of quality musical equipment. May be the best booth for music enthusiasts and music bloggers. They brought Kamikazee and other bands in their booth. Free photobooth souvenir by just liking their Facebook page. Check out their page or website for promos and discount updates. As of today, JB Music has Happy Himig Christmas Sale from November 15, 2015 to January 15, 2016. Do not miss the up to 50 % discount!
Breville Philippines is the exclusive distributor of Breville products, an Australian owned world leader in culinary appliances. They offer durable and efficient kitchen equipment especially juicers that may give 70 percent more nutrients. The juice fountain max is worth 9,300 pesos, if you have money to shell out, juicing is really worth it. They gave free taste, juiced from Breville juicer. I am not into juicing but it was not as bad as I thought. I wanted to get on if only I had the budget for it.
According to their website, vOffice is a leading provider of Virtual Office and business services in the country for over 7 years. Virtual office is a service that offers business startups a flexible and expandable conventional business office. They provide almost everything you need in running the business such as work space, meeting space, dedicated business telephone and fax number and various business assistance: secretarial services, book keeping/ accounting service, tele-marketing services and even personal concierge services.
I have no idea how they can manage everything for every business but vOffice is very promising . They are one-stop service provider for small business owners who want to take it to the next level. You want to take start a business but afraid to take high risk startups? Then you might want to check the offers of vOffice, for as low as 750 pesos.
5. MINOXIDIL REGROE
Regroe's description is not provided on their website but it can be self-explanatory. It is a brand specializing for hair fall and promotes hair growth. It comes with two types: Minoxidil for hair growth solutions and Pregroe for shampoo and conditioner maintenance.
Regroe is one of the most generous brands as they gave us a loot bag with sample products and a quality notepad. I am not sure if that amount of product can make a visible result for a decent review. Although, I am going to use this because of my severe hair fall. I won't hesitate to purchase the whole line if it's effective. Review soon.
Flawless is a face and body clinic running for over 11 years in different clinics nationwide. They offer quality and affordable services from head to toe. Local artist Maxene Magalona was present in the event and shared why she chose Flawless.
We had to take a photo with the huge Instagram prop and play golf for a chance to get a Flawless free service/s. It was hard for a first timer like me to shoot the ball even in three attempts. I love the 500 pesos discount voucher as consolation prize though. I haven't tried any services of Flawless but I'm willing with this voucher.
Dr. Kong offers healthy footwear since 1999, specialized in different food conditions. They will examine first your feet through "check and fit" foot examination and recommend the most suitable footwear product. You can still be comfortable and stylish with the wide range of designs for all ages.
They had free foot examination and it was a great opportunity for me to know my foot condition. I'm experiencing heel pain as I take few steps after getting out of bed and after sitting for a long period of time. I though I have high arches and bow legs until I took their examination. I went through some test and asked some questions about my foot pain. The representative told me that I have mild flat foot condition, resulted to Plantar Fascitis, small tears in Plantar fascia.
Due to my condition, I wanted to get a pair so good thing, they gave me a membership/VIP card for 10 percent discount in every purchase. Good deal, huh?
Amanda's leche flan is a delicious homemade family recipe leche flan. They put the packing to the next level with the 4oz jar, perfect as a gift this holiday season. Well, try to send them right away before temptation kicks in. No physical store but you may place your order thru their FB or SMS.
They offered free taste to tease our palettes. Sweetness was not overwhelming yet very creamy, felt like melting in the mouth. I've tried a lot of leche flans but so far, Amanda's the best. It was hard not to buy especially when they announced their buy two take one promo for 160 pesos. Yes, expensive but I got what I pay for.
(0917) 714 6737
Curves is not your ordinary gym because they promote women strengthening. A gym for women, tested and proven fitness phenomenon from the U.S. Two branches available here: BGC and Eastwood. If you can't enjoy the gym, then you might enjoy Curves. No intimidating men and mirrors-- no pressure. Also perfect for on-the-go and busy women. I am thankful that they gave us free one week trial of Curves.However, both branches are quite far from where I live. I want it to try on weekends *fingers crossed*
10. MANONG'S LECHON CEBU
Manong's Lechon Cebu offers mouthwatering lechon in the Metro. They have a store in Roosevelt Ave., Quezon City and offers door-to-door delivery within Metro Manila. They had food tasting, two whole lechon for the day. Crispy skin and tasty meat so, already delicious as it is even without drowning in sauce. Rate is reasonable too. I am pnot fond of Lechon but I'm considering this to be part of our New Year celebration.
10. CASH FLOW 101 - RICH DAD
Rich dad Philippines is a certified provider that have proven to value the same financial principles as Robert and Kim Kiyosaki. They teach about finances and how to get out from the rat race for employment's mindset. They make it more entertaining through Cash Flow board games. Financial books were available for 200 pesos.
So we met this English-speaking smart kid and he told us that he gets 10 percent commission in every book. I wanted to buy.I have attended marketing and financial seminars before. I find these topics really interesting but the book was not part of my budget.
11. HOTEL QUICKLY
I love discounts and travelling. Thus, I was thrilled with this application. They gave us discount code worth 600 pesos. We had to download their application to spin the roulette and get a chance to win 2,000 credit. I checked HQ app but unfortunately, they are only partnered with limited hotels yet.
12 CHIPS DELIGHT
One of the products of Galinco, Grand Alphatech International Corporation. If not all, most of us know Chips Delight, a household brand. They offer wide range of delicious cookie variants without hurting your pocket.
They had like the cutest booth with the ginger bread and candy backdrop. After being asked to take a photo on their booth, they gave me 120g of brittle brownie in a ziploc packaging. An instant favorite, heavenly delicious brittle brownie that satisfied my sweet tooth.
Prestiz is an electronic company that offers affordable LED televisions. They provide dealers and customers with a wide range of products apt for their specific needs, with full HD quality screens, eco-friendly features and sleek designs, viewing entertainment. You may check Lazada.com for discounted deals of their products.
We had a chance to pick a prize in the fish bowl. Since I was very lucky in prizes, I got a ballpen while my +1 got a year subscription for Bitdefender antivirus. Yes, they were generous to giveaway worth $69.95 prizes.
Snipe PH is a location-based shopping mobile application that lets you discover deals and bargains inside the mall you're in, instantly! Get shopping suggestions and sift through deals with just the swipe of your finger! Available in the following shopping malls. Alabang Town Center, Bonifacio High Street, Glorietta Complex, SM Mall of Asia, SM Megamall and SM North Edsa. Snipe looks for best of the best deals within the said shopping malls, swipe then show the redeem code to the sales representative.
Snipe representatives were friendly and entertained with our questions. Soon, I'll try this app in SM North Edsa. Go and download Snipe app if you love discounts, too.
Food Panda allows users to conveniently discover food around their neighborhood and directly order their favorite meals online or via mobile since June 2015 with over 1,000 partner restaurants nationwide. They believe that ordering food should be easy, fast and definitely fun.
Most photogenic booth in the event. I liked the clean- white and orange theme and a delivery bike. Just like other booth, they had a bowl of prizes. I had a problem downloading the app so I missed the chance to pick. However, again my +1 was lucky to get a huge Food panda umbrella which I really liked. They also gave us discount cards worth 100 and 150 pesos.
I'm not fond of taking pictures with mascots but this cute panda came to us. So we grabbed the chance to get a souvenir. Anyway, this app is perfect for those who love discovering restaurants and food delivery. Download it now.
Bagwings is a fusion of Ilocos Bagnet and Cebu Lechon, Chili buffalo wings in a flaming red food truck that makes it more attractive. You can never go wrong with chicken especially the wings. Deep fry it and made with their own oriental chili sauce. They have three branches: Southern weekends in Las Pinas, Grilla Laguna and Mckinley West in Taguig
Bagwings' food truck was placed outside together with the free food so at first, we thought it was for free until we saw the prices. We had this for dinner and it was really tummy-filling meals. It was delicious and had good amount of servings. Chili was worth bragging and even the Buffalo wings itself.
Chemworlf Fragrance Factory is driven by its Misson to assist potential entrepreneurs realize their dream to be financially independent by providing high quality training, complete and affordable supplies, and continuing guidance in perfumery business since 2004.
At first, I thought they were just typical fragrance shop until they introduced their entrepreneurial advocacy. They had this target shooting game and we almost perfected the 6 shots. They gave us two Hugo Boss scent in exchange. In fairness, the scent was close enough to the authentic but not the staying power.
18. THE DIFF
The Diff is a lifestyle brand based in Manila, Philippines that believes in the importance of self-expression. They champion individuality and reflect this in their products, thought up for every personality. They collaborate with you, DIY- style, to make personalized gadget cases and accessories with custom designs to fit your own unique style.
They had limited designs in the event but as I checked their website, I appreciate their designs even more. Designs are made by our local artists. The price seems costly but reasonable for the quality and designs of their cases. They gave us a tasty phone case-shaped sugar cookie.
Sorso Fruit Tea is a well-known tea in Indonesia that they brought here in the Philippines. This refreshing drink comes in four different fruity flavors: Guava, Strawberry, Apple and Freeze. They had one of the grandest and largest booth, free photobooth and caricature section they gave us a free refreshing bottle of Sorso Fruit Tea.
I had a great time and everything was amazing. It's been months but I can still remember the experience. Thank you Blogapalooza for letting me to be part of your annual event. I've learned a lot and made some blogger acquaintances. I was on hiatus mode lately and now, I'm trying to renew my domain. I have to write regularly on my blog, swear.