Sunday, November 30, 2008

Win Over $6,000 Worth of HP Computers

This holiday season, HP is partnering with 50 bloggers for them to EACH give away a HP prize package valued at over six thousand dollars. That's a grand total of over 300,000 dollars in prizes, certainly one of the biggest contests running right now online! Check out this list of blogs participating in the HP Magic Giveaway.

Note that not all of the blogs are open to non-US residents. Pinoy Contests wants to make your life easier by ascertaining which of these bloggers will consider entrants from outside the US, so that you too can join! Windows Connected has started the contest extravaganza, and Josh Philipps, founder of Windows connected says, "Anyone world wide can enter." Great news for Filipinos!


One winner will win the HP Magic Prize Package which includes:

- HP TouchSmart IQ816 PC
- HP HDX 18 series Premium Notebook PC
- HP MediaSmart Connect
- HP Pavilion dv4 series Entertainment Notebook PC (with Windows Live)
- HP Mini 1000 (with XP)

- HP Photosmart C6380 Wireless AIO (printer)
- HP 564 Photo Value Pak

- Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate/Home Premium or Microsoft Windows XP pre-installed on all units (Mini 1000 runs XP)
- Microsoft Office Home and Student Edition 2007 (Student-Teacher Edition) – 1 DVD with 3 licenses
- Microsoft Windows Live
- Corel VideoStudio X2

- Kung Fu Panda (2 widescreen DVDs; 1 widescreen Blu-ray disc)


1. Submit a written entry of less than 150 words to with details on how you will put all this wonderful hardware to good use.
2. According to Windows Connected, "In the spirit of the event and the season we will be giving this exceptional prize package away to the individual that we think can do the most good with it."
3. Read the official contest post for additional guidelines.
4. Winner will be selected by Windows Connected and an announcement will be made on December 4 on who the lucky winner is.


6AM, 04 December 2008

Win an iPod Touch or iPod Nano

Feeding The Crave, which covers everything from blogging tips and food trips to tech deals and personal moments from his life, is giving away an iPod Touch and an iPod Nano! Simply subscribe to his feed and once his Feedburner ticker hits 100 readers, he will randomly pick a winner, with the grand prize being an iPod Touch. He will then pick a winner for the iPod nano from the remaining 99 subscribers. Sounds easy? Join this contest now!


First prize: iPod Touch
Second prize: iPod Nano


1. Subscribe to Feeding The Crave's feed by entering your email address here and clicking on "Subscribe".
2. Make sure that the ticker hasn't reached 100 yet, since the prizes will only be raffled off to the first 100 subscribers.


No particular date. Contest closes when 100 readers are subscribed to his feed.

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Saturday Special -- Win $1,000 in Cash + $5,000 for the Charity of Your Choice

Dot com mogul John Chow is holding a new contest, giving away a whopping total of $6,000 in CASH! $1,000 will go to the winner and $5,000 will be given to the charity of his/her choice.

If I win, I would give the $5K to the Virlanie Foundation, a charity that seeks to improve the lives of impoverished Filipino children. Homeless children have become a common sight in the streets of Manila, and Virlanie Foundation aims to reach out to these children, giving them a better future. In case I win, I would put the $1K into my savings account.

The contest is being sponsored by is a tiny url service that shortens any atrociously-long-and-needlessly-complicated URL into a short URL. Ain't that sweet? It's very straightforward and useful. If you're sick and tired of posting kilometric URLs, then you must try Sign up for an account and check it out!


$1,000 for the winner
$5,000 for the charity of the winner's choice


1. First, sign up for an account at
2. Write a post in your blog linking back to John Chow's contest. Your post must include the name of the charity that you're playing for, what you'll do with $1,000 and a review of
3. Once your post is ready, send a trackback to John Chow's contest post. Alternatively, you can enter the URL of your post in the comments section here.


24 December 2008

Friday, November 28, 2008

Win an All Expense Paid Trip to Boracay with Your Barkada

Wouldn't it be amazing to win a trip to Boracay with your barkada AND have your group picture printed on soda cans? It's fame and fun, all rolled into one! Join Pepsi's 'Kada Can promo and get the ultimate bonding experience with your closest friends.


“The People’s Choice Barkada” (barkada with the highest number of total online and mobile votes) will win an all expense paid trip to Boracay.
The top 5 barkadas with the highest number of votes will get their pictures printed on limited edition Pepsi cans.
Three (3) online voters and three (3) mobile voters will win one digital camera each after an electronic raffle draw.


1. Upload your barkada photos here. Follow the requirements for your barkada to be qualified to the promo.
2. Alternatively, get your barkada picture taken at the Pepsi ‘Kada Can booth. See the schedule here.
3. All barkadas must have 3-6 members.
4. Uploaded photos will undergo screening by Pepsi and upon approval, will appear on the website after 3-4 days.
5. Vote for your favorite barkada online by registering on the site or via mobile by texting PEPSI VOTE to 2861.


19 December 2008 for the submission of barkada photos
20 January 2009 for the voting period

Win a Copy of Twilight Collector's Edition or Illustrated Movie Companion

Have you caught the Twilight fever? If you're blood-hungry for Twilight stuff, then join Fully Booked's Trivia Raffle Contest! There are actually two ways to join: in-store and online. No purchase is necessary to you be part of the the online raffle.


November weekly draw -- one copy of Twilight Complete Illustrated Movie Companion
December weekly draw -- one copy of Twilight Collector’s Edition
Grand prize winner -- one copy each of Twilight Complete Illustrated Movie Companion and Twilight Collector’s Edition


1. First, you must register at Fully Booked's Twilight page.
2. After you have successfully registered, log in and answer the trivia question of the week.
3. Contestants can answer a trivia question only once per week. One (1) correct answer = One (1) raffle entry.
4. Weekly winners will be drawn at the end of the week and their names will be posted here.
5. The grand prize will be awarded to the contestant with the most number of correct answers to the online trivia game. In case two or more contestants tie with the same number of correct answers, the grand prize winner will be randomly drawn from these contestants. The grand prize winner will be drawn on January 5, 2009.


31 December 2008 for the grand draw

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Win a Sony Ericsson C902 Cybershot Phone

You've seen the latest James Bond movie; now it's time to get the phone! Sony Ericsson is giving away a brand-new C902 Cyber-shot phone through ClickTheCity. Simply download the Bond widget (the one at the end of this post) and post it in your blog, website or social networking profile and get a chance to win a Sony Ericsson C902 Cyber-shot phone!


Sony Ericsson C902 Cyber-shot phone


1. Download the widget from the Sony Ericsson - Quantum of Solace microsite. You need to copy the widget code and post it in your blog/website/social networking profile.
2. After creating the post, you need to go back to the microsite and submit the URL of the blog post, website or your social network profile, together with your registration details.
3. If you posted the widget in your social networking account, be sure to make your profile open for public access.
4. Multiple submissions are allowed, provided that each submission will have a different domain/URL.
5. Winners will be randomly selected at the end of the promo and will be notified through e-mail.


30 November 2008

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Write a Story and Win a DVD of The Aristocrats

Jessica Zafra, famous for her Twisted series, is giving away an original DVD of 'The Aristocrats.' To bag this prize, you must write a story of 1,000 words or less based on a situation involving an abandoned piano. It's time to put those writing skills to the test!


An original DVD of 'The Aristocrats'


1. First of all, you must be registered in Jessica Rules the Universe. If you're not a registered user yet, go to this registration page.
2. Write a story of 1,000 words or less based on this situation: A piano is found in the middle of a Philippine jungle. How did it get there?
3. Post your story in the Comments section of The Abandoned Piano post.
4. There is no minimum word count and according to her, "the less the better"--so bear this in mind when writing your story.


30 November 2008

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Tuesday Treat -- Win a BenQ Full HD LCD Monitor

LCD monitors are all the rage these days, a must-have in every home that wants a mind-blowing audiovisual experience. BenQ (the acronmy reflects their corporate vision of "Bringing Enjoyment aNd Quality to life") is giving a chance for you to own one of their 24" Full HD LCD monitors. The prize at stake is said to "give you the ultimate freedom in the digital realm, allowing you to surf the cyber space at ease and connect to the latest video outputs such as HD camcorder, PS3, Blu-ray DVD." Join now!


BenQ E2400HD LCD monitor


1. Contestants must complete the online registration form here.
2. They must answer the question "Why do I want BenQ Full HD LCD Monitors?" in 50 to 250 words, as part of the registration.
3. Only one entry per person is permitted; multiple entries will result in disqualification.
4. Winners will be selected randomly from all eligible entries received through drawings to be held on November 28, December 5 and December 12.


11.59 PM (Taipei time), 11 December 2008


I tried submitting my entry but I got an error message after clicking the "Submit" button, despite filling out the form completely (including my picture within the maximum size). Did anyone encounter a similar problem? Please let me know in the comment section. I have sent an email to BenQ's Philippine office re: this issue and they have yet to reply.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Win a Trip to Singapore & Tickets to ZoukOut 2008

One of the largest party of its kind in Southeast Asia, ZoukOut is a dance music festival organized by Singapore's Zouk, bringing stellar DJs and a vibrant multi-sensory experience to revellers. It is held at Siloso Beach (Sentosa, Singapore), with over 20,000 partyphiles expected to the attend this spectacular event.

With MTV's contest, one winner from the Philippines will be chosen (along with his/her chosen companion) to attend the party. Join now and who knows, you might be dancing to Sasha, Dimitri of Paris and other topnotch DJs, getting a taste of la dolce vita in Singapore!


Flight, accommodation and a pair of tickets to ZoukOut2008 (Event date: 13 December 2008)
This prize is good for one winner and a companion that he/she chooses to go with to the party.


1. You must be a member of to join the contest. If not, register here.
2. After logging in, go to MTV's ZoukOut 2008 contest page and choose the correct answer to the question: "What time does ZoukOut 2008 start?"
3. Contestants must have a passport of more than 6 months validity from date of travel. They must also be available to travel from 12 December to 15 December 2008.


25 November 2008

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Win a Moleskine Notebook from strangely out of place

After its appearance in, the Moleskine Notebook Giveaway contest moves on to strangely out of place. And you have yet another chance to win one of these iconic notebooks, the brand used by Hemingway and Picasso!


Moleskine Large Plain Reporter Notebook


1. Answer the question: "What is your favorite month of the year, and what makes it so special?"
2. Post your answer as a comment to this particular blog post in strangely out of place. OR you may create an entry in your blog, answering the question. Just make sure to leave a comment here to let Kat know that you are joining the contest.
3. Winner will be determined by electronic raffle, and the prize will be shipped to the winner.


26 November 2008

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Win a 2009 Belle de Jour Power Planner

Romelette Lupez of Surviving Lupus is giving away two Belle de Jour planners to two lucky bloggers (one for each winner). Answer this question in your own blog: What are the names (please include the url) of her four blogs? After which, you have to leave a comment in this particular post in her blog, along with your shipping address. (Not a good idea though for your address to be in full view of everyone, for security and privacy reasons.)

The planners will be shipped to the winners, with the announcement made on 30 November 2008.

Ans since this post is my entry to her contest, here are my answers:

1. Blip Bit
2. drama of my life
3. Momie Space
4. Surviving Lupus

Friday, November 21, 2008

Launch of Pinoy Contests Is A Bright Spot Amidst Global Financial Crisis

As the effects of the global financial crisis are being felt more and more by ordinary consumers, there has been great need for a site that gives people information about contests, promos and freebies. Filipinos can now put a smile on their face amidst all the economic gloom with the timely launch of Pinoy Contests, a new blog which can be viewed at

The site features online competitions that residents in the Philippines can enter for them to win prizes, freebies and giveaways. With the ongoing slowdown, people are motivated to hunt for promos and prizes, and Pinoy Contests serves as a useful resource for them in this regard.

New content is added to the blog each day for visitors to be updated with the latest competitions that they can join. As an occasional bonus, helpful tips will also be given for them to improve their chances of winning.

The launch of the blog coincides with the release of MasterCard’s survey results indicating that 70% of consumers in the Asia-Pacific region are more inclined to cut back their spending on discretionary or non-essential items, in light of the worldwide financial crisis. A recent survey by Pulse Asia also determined that 67% of Filipinos are expecting hard times in the coming year.

Thus, visiting sites such as Pinoy Contests where one can win prizes and get freebies seems very attractive and rewarding indeed.

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Win Tickets to Trance Alliance on November 29

If you're a partyphile, then this contest is for you! DJ superstars John "00" Fleming and Digital Blonde will be elevating Manila's clubbing scene to stratospheric levels with a dance event called 'Trance Alliance' on 29 November 2008 at the A-Venue. After having just finished his wildly successful Moleskine promo, A Bugged Life is raffling off ten tickets to the trance party.


A ticket to Trance Alliance (Date: 29 November, Location: A-Venue, Makati Ave.)


1. Go to this page in A Bugged Life.

2. Answer the question "What do you love most about Manila’s clubbing scene?" and post your reply in the comment section of the said page.

3. Participants can win only once, but you can enter the raffle as many times as you want by leaving different answers. Ten tickets will be raffled off.


11.59PM, 28 November 2008

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Win a Digital Camera from Canon

Canon's Digital IXUS 980 IS combines perfection and power, with an astounding 14.7 Megapixel CCD that allows you to capture incredibly precise and detailed images. Get a chance to win this great gadget by joining their game, 'The Science of Making Things Beautiful'.


One Digital IXUS 980 IS camera


1. Go to Canon's IXUS micro-site and click on 'Game'.
2. Play the game by clicking on the tiles and matching identical icons.
3. Register your contact details in the entry form.
4. Winner will be based on a draw and not on game scores.


2359H GMT+8, 29 November 2008

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Goals and Aspirations -- Win a Moleskine Notebook from

2008 is about to end and it's time to set our goals and aspirations for the coming year.

Here's my initial list:

1. I aim to have more money in my savings.

I am financially independent but I want to be more financially secure. I should take advantage of opportunities available around me.

2. I want to develop a sustainable business within two years.

My entrepreneurial spirit needs to be sparked. I'm thinking of setting up a consultancy business for now, as it requires the least capital. I have to finish writing a business plan for this by the first quarter of 2009.

3. I want to be more fit and healthy.

I must: Practice yoga regularly. Avoid eating junk food. Lift weights at least thrice a week.

4. I aspire to create positive, nurturing relationships with my family and friends.

I have the tendency to retreat to my own private world. Most of my friends are far away. I have to call them more often. As for my family whom I live with, I should be more generous and accommodating.

5. And last but not the least: Get my creative works published!

I hope my poems and stories will see print soon.

This is my entry to the's Moleskine Notebook Giveaway Contest. As in the previous Moleskine Giveaway contest from A Bugged Life, a new Moleskine notebook is up for grabs though this time with different mechanics. You have to register in the site and post a "Goals and Aspirations" entry in your blog, like this one. Deadline is 11pm of November 21, 2008. Best of luck!

The Moleskine Notebook is courtesy of Avalon.PH

For the contest rules, please see

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Tuesday Treat -- Win Seattle's Best Coffee Gift Certificates from Circuit Magazine

Wouldn't it be nice to sip a warm cup of coffee as the cold holiday season kicks in? Circuit Magazine, a free monthly eventzine, is letting you win one of five gift certificates from Seattle's Best Coffee. Just answer a question and you'll be one step closer to that yummy caffeine treat!


The five best replies will win gift certificates from Seattle's Best Coffee.


1. Answer the question: What goes well with your favorite Seattle's Best Coffee drink?
2. Send your answer to


End of November

Monday, November 17, 2008

Win 20,000 Pesos From Reader's Digest

Get a chance to win 20,000 pesos from the best-selling monthly magazine, Reader's Digest! They have a monthly cash draw; all you have to do is to register and enter an Entry Claim Code, which will be given to you via e-mail.


PhP 20,000 (monthly, taxable*)


1. Register at the Reader's Digest online sweepstake site. Fill out the registration form.
2. A verification email will be sent to you.
3. Upon verification, an Entry Claim Code will be sent to your email. Activate the code for an entry to the monthly cash draw.


At the end of each month


*According to the rules, "Responsibility for paying the 20% withholding tax for winning prizes exceeding P10,000 and all other taxes that may be payable on prizes will be borne by the winners." So do bear this in mind when joining this promo.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Win Sony Gadgets with Sony HD World's Promo

To celebrate the release of the latest James Bond film "Quantum of Solace", Sony HD World is holding a great promo open to residents in the Philippines. All one has to do is register in Sony's 007 site and answer five questions relating to Sony's HD World line of products.


Get a chance to win one of 7 PictureStations, one of 7 Sony Ericsson Walkman Phones or a 40-inch Full HD Bravia LCD TV


1. Go to Sony HD World's Bond 007 microsite.
2. At the Promo tab, click on and enter your registration details.
3. Answer the five questions correctly.


30 November 2008


Most of the answers can be found under the Full HD 1080 tab, so make sure that you read that section!

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Win A Moleskine Notebook From A Bugged Life

Do you want to win a brand of notebook used by famous artists and writers such as Ernest Hemingway, Pablo Picasso and Bruce Chatwin? Now is your chance, with Moleskine's contest in A Bugged Life! All you have to do is answer the question: "When are you most inspired to write?".


Grand Prize - Moleskine Ruled Notebook
Second Proze - Set of 3 Moleskine Cahiers


1. Go to this post in A Bugged Life.
2. Answer the question “when are you most inspired to write?” by leaving a comment to the post.
3. Participants may enter the raffle contest as many times as they want but they need to leave a different answer each time they join.


11.59PM, 18 November 2008

Friday, November 14, 2008

Welcome to Pinoy Contests!

Welcome! Pinoy Contests features a wealth of information about contests, promos and competitions that Filipinos can join.

Like you (and a lot of people in the Philippines), I’m a certified contest junkie. So I created this site as an online resource covering fantastic giveaways, freebies, prizes and other rewards for those who want to WIN something.

If you have any contests or promos, do let me know by sending me an email through pinoycontests (at) gmail (dot) com.

Thanks for dropping by!

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