Tuesday, February 27Multi-awarded Filipina blogger, ocial media specialist, publicist and content creator

Join my small housewarming online giveaway!

Hi everyone! This Mindanao blogger is back from a weeklong trip to Singapore and Malaysia. Yes, this is my second time in both countries…having been there last February 2011 with my mom. Needless to say, I have fallen in love with these two Asian countries! This time around, I traveled with my brother, a female friend and two female cousins. Since I was the “returnee” in the group, I was also the self-appointed tour guide.

Our trip went really well (I’ll make kuwento!) except that I had terrible flu the night before our flight. On the day of our departure for the Philippines, I still had fever. I was so scared I couldn’t go through immigration since they might check my body temperature and all. I took some medicines and thankfully, my temperature decreased. I was able to pass through Singapore immigration without any glitches. Yay!

Anyways, since I’m now back and ready to rumble…errr, blog some more…I thought of giveaways contests promos! So now I’m holding a small housewarming online contest πŸ™‚ This will just be a small blog giveaway for now but believe me when I say that this will just be the start of many raffles and blog contests here on Mindanaoan.com! If you notice, Mindanaoan.com now has a spanking brand new WordPress theme (blog makeover!) so I thought of holding this small blog makeover giveaway a.k.a. online raffle. Housewarming raffle kumbaga!

This is a really simple blog contest and we hope that you can all participate. Please let others know about this mini online contest as well! We would really appreciate that πŸ™‚ Just share this post to your friends via Facebook, Twitter, Plurk or even through email!

For this mini Mindanaoan.com blog contest, I’m giving away two (2) pairs of Starbucks beverage coupons! This means there will be two (2) winners of two (2) Starbucks* beverage coupons πŸ™‚

Starbucks has over 150 stores all over the Philippines. In Mindanao, Starbucks has two outlets so far — Starbucks Limketkai Mall Cagayan de Oro and Starbucks Abreeza Mall Davao.

Before we share with you the mechanics of this contest, we strongly encourage you to:

– Follow the Official Mindanaoan.com Facebook Page πŸ™‚

Contest mechanics:

– You must be a subscriber of Mindanaoan.com CLICK HERE to subscribe (don’t forget to verify your email address, okay? πŸ™‚ )

– Tell me what you want to read more of here on Mindanaoan.com. Your comment can be long or short provided that it must at least be one (1) complete sentence AND that you must mention “travel blog” OR “lifestyle blog” somewhere in your comment πŸ˜‰

– Tell me what you like about Starbucks — your comment can either be about your favorite Starbucks drink or your favorite Starbucks outlet anywhere in the Philippines. This should be at least one complete sentence πŸ˜‰

– Post your answer as a comment below


starbucks cagayan de oro

– Please include your name, location (MUST NOT be your full address, just your town, city or municipality will do!) and email when posting your entries on the comments section below so we can contact you if you win. You also have the option to just leave your first name or a pseudonym but you must leave a valid email address since I will contact you should you win!

– All valid entries will be raffled off via Random (dot) org

– Deadline of sending in your comments/entries to this mini online contest is on July 10, 2011

– We will announce the winner of this blog giveaway here on this site on July 12, 2011

Terms and conditions:

– Contest is open to everyone no matter where you are in the world (I would love to receive comments from all of my readers!) — HOWEVER — we will only ship the items to a Philippine address. This means that if you’re in New York and you have a relative in the Philippines, then we can ship the items to your relative’s Philippine address ONLY. I wanted to do this because I’m aware that I have a lot of readers outside the Philippines (thank you!) πŸ™‚

– The winner must give his/her full name, complete valid Philippine address and contact number for shipping purposes

– Use of profanities / slurs / sexual insinuation etc will automatically disqualify the entry

– Decision of Mindanaoan.com will be FINAL and no correspondence will be entertained


Daghang salamat!

* Each Starbucks beverage coupon entitles the holder to a tall drink. Redeemable at ANY Starbucks coffee store in the Philippines. Each coupon will also entitle the holder to two add-ons. Bottled beverages not included. Each coupon is valid until December 31, 2013

* Thank you so much to Starbucks Philippines!

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  • I really love Mindanaoan.com because it’s a travel blog and lifestyle blog rolled into one! Simply the best. The site is just like my favorite Cafe Americano Venti in Starbucks! Just the right kick of caffeine goodness!:)

  • I love Mindanaoan.com as a travel blog since it is a great source of information for travel lovers like me. Please post more budget-friendly travel tips, and native delicacies from the places you’ve been to. πŸ™‚

    What I love about Starbucks is how they are able to adapt their ambiance and service depending on their location. Those branches near schools are ideal for studying (while having my frappe or green tea latte and butterscotch brownie on the side) and those located inside the malls are perfect for hanging out and catching up with friends. Plus, they have the BEST tumbler quality!

    J Allyssa
    Quezon City

  • swara sin sug: ELMO NATU!!

    Fellow Mindanaon, mga anak sin Mindanao, join and share your views and tag it in your face book or in twitter this site, MINDANAOAN.COM, where you can get reliable information, and to express your sincere thoughts to help improve this island.LOVE THE OUR MINDANAO.If ever you are in Davao CITY, do yourself come and enjoy this place and experience the wholesome place and delicious beverage. We thank for having this place as STARBUCKS ABREEZA MALL DAVAO.

  • I came across this site and thought that this is one cool travel blog. What I expect more from Mindanaoan.com is a summary of the beautiful places found in here thus encouraging tourist to go in Mindanao. I also wish that food, restaurants and other activities would be highlighted.

    My favorite drink from Starbucks is their Green Tea Frappucino. It’s so refreshing and light.

  • Reinard

    One of the assigned place for us to make insights in Philippine History is the land mass of Mindanao, so as I arrived home-open the pc-search for the info bout Mindanao. Upon searching for the different links. Mindanaoan.com appears to have the bunch of information that I would be needing for my insights. Above all the information that I need, didn’t expect that this blog offers great deals with their readers – the online giveaway. With that I used to join this contest for a game of luck.

    Great deals for the readers that the blog not only offers a travel blog but also sweet rewards o be given away. Just like Starbucks fulfilling everyone’s satisfaction.

  • I haven’t been to Mindanao and I think Mindanaoan.com is a very helpful travel blog for people like me who has not seen the scenic places in Mindanao. Hope you can also feature estimated budget for a trip to a certain place that you feature. By the way, the site layout is classic and elegant πŸ™‚

    I love Starbucks because they have friendly baristas and aside from delicious coffee blends they also have delectable pastries πŸ™‚

    Mandaluyong City

  • hana

    What I’d like to read more from Mindanaoan.com are articles about the best shopping places in Mindanao, especially bargains and thrift shops! I love shopping, and I haven’t been to Mindanao yet, so I would definitely have to read travel and lifestyle blogs regarding the best places to go to in Mindanao when I get to visit.

    Hana A.
    Pasig City

    • hana

      I forgot to includethat I love Starbucks Caramel drinks — Caramel Frappe, Caramel Macchiato, Extra coffee caramel Frappe, anything that has caramel on it! <3

  • My friend referred me about this site Mindanaoan a few days ago and so far so good I am enjoying reading your blog posts. I really find this site helpful because even though I am also from Mindanao but I don’t know much about those interesting places to visit with as well as those budget friendly accommodation to stay with. This is indeed a very informative travel and lifestyle blog!

    Speaking of Starbucks, it was actually my first time to visit Starbucks Limketkai CDO and I feel in love with their Mocha Frappucino. (I wish I could win this prize so I could go back there LOL! )

    Karen Chayne
    kayeshayne21 at yahoo dot com
    Cagayan de Oro City

  • ben son

    Followed in Facebook and subscribed na po.
    I want to read more job hunt posts because I’m in the prowl. A job is important for one’s life and lifestyle, thanks to this lifestyle blog for tips.
    I don’t have a favorite Starbucks drink yet but I would be very happy to try the new Abreeza Starbucks for the first time.
    Benson, Davao, bensoljune at gmail.com

  • Aida

    Followed the official Mindanaoan.com Facebook Page as Aida Villanueva
    Already subscribed to your blog.

    What I like about this blog is how the writer/blogger gives information about some scenic landscapes and places in Mindanao. Its a great help for those people who have not been there to gain some information about the place. I, myself found this blog interesting.

    Speaking of Starbucks, it is my guilty pleasure. I’m a big coffee drinker, they have the best chain that is open for everyone and it was perfectly comfortable to hang out with my friends. My favorite is Caramel Frappuccino with extra extra caramel syrup, its the best. I think Starbucks put something in the coffee to make us keep coming back!

    Aida Villanueva
    Batangas City

  • josh liza

    More Mindanao backpacking features pls in your travel blog…

    As for Starbucks, anything but Cafe Americano πŸ™‚

    Josh @dabaw c/o joshua22ryan at gmail dot com

  • camille quiambao

    I hope to read more about budget-friendly travel tips on your lifestyle blog. I love Cafe Americano in Starbucks! πŸ™‚

  • gerc

    Thanks for the Mindanao snippets in your travel blog.

    Can you please feature tea hot spots in the country? I would love to try the tea in Starbucks.

    Roger of Davao

  • jam_es

    Hi, Taga Mindanao! I already subscribed and confirmed.

    I love to take pictures and freelance as well. Great travel photos in your travel blog! Did you try the spa at Las Casitas?

    Twice since end of June, I’ve been having the 50-peso Froccino so I would surely welcome a Starbucks treat. *grin*

    James, near Las Casitas
    dvjamesc at gmail dot com

    • Thank you for your comment! πŸ™‚ Happy to see a fellow Dabawenyo here! Unfortunately, the spa in Las Casitas has been closed na. I’m not sure if it’s open again but on those three occasions that I stayed there, close siya πŸ™

      Do you have an online portfolio of your pictures? Would love to see πŸ™‚

  • daeaSR

    It’s nice to see that you still feature Davao happenings in your lifestyle blog, despite being in and out of Davao. I may not be out much, but I still appreciate news on what’s new in the metro.

    Starbucks in Abreeza is always full to the brim the last few times I visited. Even the tables outside/along the Abreeza hallway. I hope to chance upon it and enjoy a cup of coffee sometime.

    daeaSR, daeaSR gmail com, metro davao

  • kaho din

    a travel blog with a variety of featured places and packed with photos that tell their stories is always appreciated. yours is one of them. i would want to try how the wifi in the newly-opened starbucks in abreeza would measure up πŸ˜‰ ritchie, zip code 8000, kahodin[at]gmail.com

  • puri

    We don’t travel often and to read about places I have not been to in your travel blog brings new experiences.

    My love for coffee span decades. And I have not been to Abreeza yet. Maybe it’s time to drop by Starbucks too?

    purijc at gmail.com

  • rlyn six8

    rlyn here, i’m a nail therapist/artist from jacinto street, near ateneo
    kudos on your travel blog and it’s makeover ;} i see travel blogging as an expensive blogging because of the expense and effort before, during and after trips, but you seem to juggle it with a lot other things as well :}
    starbucks, starbucks, first coffee i drink soon. wish i may, wish i might, have this wish i wish today :}

    • Hi there Rlyn! So happy to see a fellow Dabawenyo here πŸ™‚ I’m fond of going to spas…do you work in one? I think my mom will also like to avail of nail therapy sessions. Hope you can contact me and let me know where you work para we can visit πŸ˜‰ Thank you so much for the comment!

  • Elinor Semira

    Mindanaoan.com is a great travel blog site featuring stories, photos & information about Mindanao. Hats off to you because this is a good portal to eliminate formidable tales about Mindanao. I expect to see more about Mindanao’s people, food, places to visit & things to do.

    I <3heart<3 Starbucks. My favorite is the Double Chocolate Chip Frappucino. Want to have one now! ^_^

    Elinor Semira
    Angono, Rizal

  • Jess

    I would love to read more about food during your travels in this lifestyle blog.
    I love Starbucks Philippines because their drinks perk me up during tiring days. Dark Mocha Frappe is my favorite.

    Followed via email and FB.


    • Hi Jess! Thank you for visiting my humble blog and for leaving a comment πŸ™‚ Thanks for joining my small giveaway! I’ll hold more contests after this. Hope you can join!

  • Hi!
    Your lifestyle blog is n informative one and looking forward on reading more about the happenings in our country, news focuses too much non-sense crimes and dirty politics. Its nicer to just read online resources like this site. Keep it up!

    I really love Starbucks caramel macchiato, I got a sweet tooth ha ha! but I haven’t tried any tea latte yet, might try it sometimes with your free coupon (hah hah! assuming!). My usual coffee indulgence is at makati greenbelt and anywhere in makati, you can find them anywhere.

  • arce

    It’s clear that you’ve made your niche as a lifestyle blog, and earning awards proves just that. Congratulations, Mindanaoan and keep up the good work! Starbucks has captured the coffee-loving Dabawenyos and I am one of them!

  • arce

    It is clear that you’ve made your niche as a lifestyle blog and the awards prove just that. Congratulations, Mindanaoan! Starbucks has captured the taste and interest of the coffee-loving Dabawenyos and I am one of them!

  • torque15

    Yay to budget trips! What better way to explore a new place, rave in the new experience and yet not put a hole in your pocket! More to read please, in your travel blog.

    Love fraps! And I look forward to falling in love with Starbucks fraps πŸ™‚

    Beverly Dvo
    iamtorque15 at gmail

  • ako si alma

    great travel blog mam! hope i can win and try starbucks. i like anything white chocolate.
    Alma, ComVal
    almasialma at gmail.com

  • THANK YOU SO MUCH EVERYONE FOR JOINING MY ONLINE GIVEAWAY πŸ™‚ I’ll post the winner tomorrow, July 12, 2011.

    In the meantime, please visit my site regularly since I’ll also hold regular contests/giveaways from now on πŸ™‚

    Daghang salamat!

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