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Tuesday, March 30, 2010

FREE Comic Book Day

I stumbled upon this at this really great treat for both comic freaks and people who just love free stuff.

It's Free Comic Book Day this coming May and to be updated on what shops and establishments will participate this year, just visit their Facebook from time to time.
Just click here.

As of today, only Comic Odyssey in Robinsons Galleria has confirmed that they'll be giving away comic books on May 1 from 10 am onwards.

Just a little background, FCB Day is a single day - the first Saturday in May each year - when participating comic book shops across North America and around the world give away comic books absolutely FREE to anyone who comes into their stores. This annual event started way back in 2002.

Winner ka ba? Make Me Smile, Win Slimmers World GCs

I had so much fun with this mini contest and honestly, there are a lot of deserving winners but I only have 5 GCs to give. Thanks for my friend from the Philippine Daily Inquirer who gave me the said GCs from a recent tie-up event with Slimmers World.

I won't prolong the waiting game and besides, I'm in the summer break mode now so here are the winners of the Make Me Smile, Win SW GCs:


To pick the winners, i needed the help of my officemate Darwin and my wife to prepare a shortlist of the funniest and the most amusing entries.

The other two (2) winners which posted the most entries also get the same prize. I counted even the chessiest entries (hehe).

nicolo - 53 posts
ohmieness - 49 posts

To the winners, congratulations, guys! Please wait for my email and make sure to claim the GC as soon as possible since you only have April 15, 2010 to avail of the service.

Mapanghingi ka ba? is just less than a month old in the cyberworld and there are definitely a lot of contests coming soon so just keep on visiting the site and if you have contributions about freebies and promos, please don't hesitate to share 'em here. Spread the good word: Freebies for every Juan!

Monday, March 29, 2010

Updates re Make Me Smile Contest

Hi Everyone!

Due to some unavoidable reasons, I need to cut-short the promo period of the Make Me Smile, Win Slimmers World GCs. Instead of my first announced March 31 deadline for entries, it will be moved to March 30 (until 12 nn only)--- and that's tomorrow!

I already talked to my guest judges and they said that they have already a short list of favorites jokes and amusing one-liners that they can finalize not later than 3 pm tomorrow. Of course, their list has still some blank spaces since we still have 24 hours more before the contest ends so keep 'em pouring in!

If my time table goes well as planned, the list of winners will be posted on or before 5 pm and email notifications will be sent to the winners after an hour. I really need to finish everything before I take my summer break.

But of course, I'll still keep you posted with freebies and promos even if I'm soaked in a pool or drowned with water melons under a coconut tree. So stay tuned and visit this blog from time to time!

Have a great summer vacation and a meaningful Holy Week to everyone!

Friday, March 26, 2010

Winner Ka Ba?

Here are the winners of the two contests by Manila Bulletin Style Weekend that I posted in this blog. The winners list is also published in today's issue of the said magazine.

One (1) winner of the Twinkle Ferraren getaway goody bag that includes a bikini and sarong:

Rita Pariñes of Quezon City

Five (5) winners of Nivea Double Effect and Nivea Calm&Care gift packages:

China Ledesma of Antipolo
John Paulo Manat of Quezon City
Ronah Mayor of Manila
Elmery Molinos of Parañaque
Noemi Noveloso of Quezon City

To claim your prizes, please call Ms. Mae of the Manila Bulletin at tel. no. 450-7073. Prizes unclaimed 60 days from today will be forfeited.

I hope someone from my followers won from any of the two contest.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Escape to a Dream Destination for FREE

Summer is now!

I bet you and your family are all in the summer getaway mode. Beach resorts and private pools are definitely top destinations these days as the temperature keeps rising.

What if I tell you that you can actually go on a 3 days and 2 nights stay at Shangri-La, Boracay + plus airfare with a love one for FREE? Whether you beleive me or not, why not visit the Hyundai Scape official website to know the details of their summer getaway promotion.

You'll just have to answer a 10-question quiz and you're already qualified to win. That easy!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

FREE Easter Sunday Activities for Kids

I have been looking for a place to to spend Easter 2010 with my wife and son Charles but all I get are activities with fees.

Good thing, Araneta Center's multiply site is my online buddy and got this good news from them:

Don’t just laze around watching endless repeats on television.

Have an Egg-Citing Easter at Araneta Center on April 4 from 10am onwards!

Make the most of the long weekend with these cracking events at Gateway Mall, New Ali Mall and Farmers Plaza: Egg Hunt, Coloring Contest, Face Painting, Glitter Tattoos, Picture Taking, Bubble Show, Costume Contest, and many more!

Join for FREE!

Kudos to the people behind Araneta Center for coming up with great and exciting activities for children for free. Fun, especially for kids, should always be free, right? I am laking-Araneta Center who has fond memories of my first kiddie ride at Fiesta Carnival, first "bulakbol" at Alimall and first movie date with my wife at Gateway.

So count us in 'coz we'll definitely join your Egg-Citing Easter next month!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Win Cash and GCs at Egg-Decorating Contest

Too bad, my son is to young to handle a paint brush and mixed colors. Maybe you have a young Picasso at home who wants to join this on-the-spot egg decorating contest.

Here's the prizes at stake:

One (1) Grand Winner = P2,500.00 cash + P2,500.00 Gift Certificates + Certificate
Fourteen (14) Non- Winners = P500.00 cash + P500.00 Gift Certificates = P14,000.00

Non-Winners? Yes! Because only fifteen (15) kids aged 5-10 years old will be allowed to participate in this event at Sta. Lucia East Mall on April 4, 2010.

To join, you need present a photocopy of your child's birth certificate or any valid ID with his/ her birthdate together with Php 200 receipt from Planet Toys dated March 15 - 31, 2010.

Participants needs to bring their own coloring materials and three (3) hard boiled eggs. For more details, you may contact the Sta. Lucia East Mall admin at 681.5191 to 93.

For more Easter activities, visit for suggestions.

FREE Plastic Containers at SM Warehouse Sale

For a bargain bin hunter like me, what can be bigger than a warehouse sale?

How about a 60-liter plastic container for free? Now that's what you call really big. However, it's not like you'll gonna get for it free by just being at the SM Warehouse Sale happening from March 26 - 28 at SM Megamall Megatrade Halls 1,2 & 3.

You have to buy Php 3000 worth of items that will be on sale for as much as 50% off to get one big container that I really need now since the water crisis is far from over. Also, you need to have an SM advantage card, SM Prestige or BDO Rewards card.

Now, if you find it as a good deal, start making that shopping list in preparation for this weekend's sale. If you don't, there's always Divisoria to get one of these Orocans.

Monday, March 22, 2010

100% OFF on Kids Electronics

It's either you find this post ridiculous or you actually believe that you can actually get an appliance absolutely for free.

Well, I actually felt both the first time I saw this print ad yesterday. I just feel it's worth sharing to you guys.

I'll just type the actual text of the ad so you can get the real score on this one:

"Television sets! Video game consoles! Computers! Every single one, switched off! Go Unplug all your kids favorite electronics and get them to have fun and play outdoors on March 27, 2010 starting at 6 pm onwrads. Join us at Trinoma, SM Mall of Asia or Bonifacio Global City for our Kids Earth Hour events."

Got it? Now, I hope this made you smile :-)

FREE Funky Windmill Insect

My wife and I were at Robinson's Galleria yesterday to hunt for some stuff for a surprise birthday party for my father-in-law tomorrow. I saw these cute insect-shaped windmills that were sold at less than Php 100 (Sorry I forgot the actual price).

But you can actually get them for free (4 designs to choose from) for a minimum single receipt purchase from the following Toys "R" Us zones: Sports & Outdoors, Family Fun and Games and R-Zone. The offer is good until April 15, 2010.

I was not able to get one for free because the toys that we purchase did not reached the required minimum amount. But it's alright because I think we got a bargain when we got assorted stuffed toys at Php 20 each. If your thinking that those toys might be of low quality, nope. They are cuddly softies that might be priced Php 200+ in other toy shop. Tip: hunt for the Toys "R" us mini shops near Filbars at Galleria to find out if I'm just exaggerating or not.

Also, Toys "R" Us has another promo when you purchase Php 300 worth of Thomas & Friends items. The receipt will serve as your Free pass to play at the Thomas Giant Slide at Robinsons Place Manila from April 23 - 25, 2010.

Going back with the windmills, I'll try to get at least one next time :-)

Friday, March 19, 2010

FREE Globe Unlimail

This one is a sure great promo for Globe users. But this is only good until March 31, 2010 so you better hurry and act fast.

I saw this promo from Cheftonio's Blog. Visit the site to know how to avail the promotion.

According to the site Globe Unlimail allows you to receive and send emails wherever you are. You can also attach files or download email attachments just like how you do it in regular PCs.

Globe Unlimail supports the following:
- Gmail [Inbox, Contacts and Calendar]
- Yahoo Mail
- Windows Live Mail
- Microsoft Outlook Email [Inbox, Contacts and Calendar]
- Outlook Web Access [Inbox, Contacts and Calendar]
- AOL [Inbox]
- ISP based POP3 or IMAP accounts [Inbox only]

Lots of FREE Stuff at H&B Show

I'll be accompanying my wife tomorrow in a parenting forum at Dusit Thani Hotel in Makati City. I just hope the event ends early so we can still go to the Health and Beauty Show 2010 at the 5th Level of SM Megamall.

I saw this ad on Business World and this might interest my fellow freebie-natic especially those health buff out there. It says admission is Free. Then more free stuff

Free Check-up

Free Massage

Free Health seminars

Free sample products

plus hourly raffle! Woohoo!

This event which is also a Food and Nutrition Expo will run from March 19 - 21 (9:00 am - 8:00 pm)

FREE Treats for Newly Graduates

It's nice to be a graduate. You get gifts from your love ones and friends. You get more if you'll graduate with honors.

Also, there are a lot of generous establishments that give special treats to these individuals who are about to start another important chapter in their life.

One of them is Dads Restaurant with branches in SM Megamall, Glorietta, West Ave., Padre Faura and along EDSA.

Aside from their usual Free one buffet meal for every group of 10, they offer Free dinks w/ stuffed toys to graduating students who will dine in. This promotion is also applicable in Kamayan and Saisaki.

Somethin' Fishy also offers both promotions less the stuff toy giveaway. I used to be a suki of SF's famous eat all you can promo when I used to work in Eastwood. Kaka-miss!

Style Weekend Freebie - Nivea Gift Packs

Style Weekend Magazine is giving away Nivea Double effect and Nivea Calm&Care gift packages to the five (5) senders of the best answers to this week's question:

"How are you going to chill out this hot summer?"

Text your answer to 0926-7231823. Include your full name, age, and city. Promo ends on March 21 at 11 pm. Winners will be announced in the April 2 issue of Style Weekend, a FREE magazine that comes along the Friday issue of The Manila Bulletin.

Buy a copy of Manila Bulletin on the said date or you may check out for the names of the winners on this blog.

FREE Tuition Fee

I heard over an FM station this morning that Access Computer College is offering FREE tuition fee to new enrollees but I was not able to get the complete details on how to avail it so I just googled it.

Yup, they do have the banner Free tuitin fee in the home page of the school's official website

I browsed the site and found out that the promotion is only applicable in some of their branches namely Lagro, Camarin and Novaliches.

Below are the contact information of the said branches of Access Computer College:

Access - Novaliches
(02) 572 2170
(02) 572 2171

Access - Camarin, Caloocan City
(02)962 9386
(02)788 9548

Access - Lagro, Quezon City
(02) 357 0614
(02)357 5708
(02)461 7603

Thursday, March 18, 2010

FREE Call Center Trainning and Placement

While sitting in the lobby of our office, I saw this small card on the floor. Actually it's a calendar in one side and an ad/ invitation in the other side.

Well, I thought of sharing this for the benefit of people who wants to try working in a call center especially the newly graduates. I worked for three years in a call center before and I can say that it was such an experience wrestling with weird calls, angry callers and graveyard shift. I missed the "fabulous" pay and perks and most especially the people who became my second family. Iba ang kultarang call center. Masarap na mahirap ang experience.

This card says it's from TeleDevelopment. I think I've been in their office in Ortigas Center just at the back of Robinson's Galleria two years ago when I accompanied a friend who was looking for a job. To our surprise, their receptionist is one of the members of Vanna Vanna aka as FOJ, the one who sang the now classic "He loves me"... di n'yo pa din gets? I-google n'yo na lang basta siya yung pinakamaganda sa tatlo.

I don't know anyone from the company so don't think I'll get any referral fee for posting this in my blog. It's just happen to be FREE that's why it's in here :-)

Make Me Smile and Win Slimmers World GCs

Updates! To all who joined this mini contest, thank you guys! For your next posts kindly include your email address below your entries so i can easily send info on how to claim your GCs in case you win.

Also, because of the rate of entries coming in, I decided to ask help from a friend to help me judge and choose the top 3 funniest/ most amusing entries.

Again, thank you and keep 'em pouring in!

Guys, I have five (5) Slimmers World Face and Clinic GC worth Php 1500 each that I'll be giving away in another mini contest here at Mapanghingi ka ba?

I hope you'll agree when I say that a smile is the most inexpensive beauty secret. I am not a beauty expert or a Mr. Universe contestant but I'm quite sure my statement is valid. So here's the mechanics of the contest:

1. Follow or subscribe to this blog.
2. Post a funny joke (take note: it should be funny) or amusing thoughts/ statement/ message that you think can make me smile, laugh or explode.
3. One funny stuff per post please.
4. You can post as many entries as you can as long they are not repeats.
5. I will personally choose three (3) winners of the funniest/ most amusing posts based on their humor/ content or to make it simple: 'Yung talagang nagbigay saya sa araw ko :-)
6. There will be two (2) special awards: The top 2 most addict posters (followers/ subscribers with the most posts during the duration of the promo)
7. This contest will run until March 30, 2010 (12:00 nn – Philippine time only)
8. Winners should be willing to pick up the prize in our Mandaluyong office.

Note: The gift certificates are only valid at Slimmers World Face & Clinic – Pasay Road, Makati City branch and are good until April 15, 2010. This is not a sponsored contest. I got the GCs from a friend who works in Philippine Daily Inquirer.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

FREE Manny Pacquaio Shirt

If Manny Pacquaio failed to KO Joshua Clottey in their recent fight, here's a knock out offer for his avid fans.

Get a free Pacquiao shirt when you buy six (6) 350 ml Vitwater in leading supermarkets Luzon wide. Vitwater? You know... Pacman's favorite Gatorade.

Based on this ad that I got from the Manila Bulletin today, it says that there are six designs to collect. Hmmm... so that's 36 days of ala-Manny Pacquaio daily dose of thirst quencher. Why not! Drink your Magnolia Milk first ha? Merinda na!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

FREE Spiritual Magazine and Bible

Holy week is in two weeks time so I thought of featuring freebies that might us in one way or another in moments of reflection.

I stumbled upon in a local newspaper a small ad for requests for free subscription to Light on a New World magazine, a spiritual 30-page mag that features Bible topics and is published around six times a year with occasional special issues.

According to, this magazine is courtesy of Bexley Christadelphians who promotes the Bible (Old and New Testaments) to be the wholly inspired and infallible Word of God. Its principal theme is the salvation of mankind through the saving work of the Lord Jesus Christ and the setting up of the kingdom of God under his rule when he returns to the earth. Light on a New World is published to provide a better understanding of this true Christian hope.

Just send an email to with your full name and postal address including zip code to receive a free regular copy with no obligation nor contact unless requested by you.

If you wish to make things a little complicated as an act of abstinence, send a request via snail mail to: Correspondence Secretary: Light Bible Publications, PO Box 362, Dartford, Kent, DA1 9GT, England.

For free bibles, you could either request a single copy at or bulk order at

So can you see the light now?

FREE Items at SM Megamall this March

I got a copy of Shopmag Select magazine as an insert when I bought an issue of the Manila Bulletin last Weekend. It’s like a promotional brochure from SM which offers discounts and freebies.

For it’s first issue, it featured great savings that SM Megamall offers to this shoppers this March. Under the Deals & Steals segment of the brochure, they have discounted items of up to 70% and raffle promos courtesy of some of their establishments.

Since this blog is about freebies, I’ll just highlight the free stuff that you can get from the said mall this month.

FREE Powerbooks Notebook for every Php 1500 single receipt purchase until March 31, 2010

FREE Watsons Wristwatch for a minimum Php 800 single reciept purchase with any featured items until March 24, 2010

FREE Vision Express eyeglasses when you buy an eye wear worth at least Php 3000 until December 2010 (whew! So this one is a year round Buy 1, Take 1 promo)

You can also visit for future events and promos at SM Malls.

FREE Airline Ticket for your Birthday

My father-in-law will definitely love and grab this offer from Philippine Airlines (PAL). He’s turning 70 next week and that means (1) he is as old as the first commercial airline company in Asia and (2) he is eligible to avail their 70th Anniversary giveaway.

PAL is celebrating its Soaring to 70 event by offering seats for domestic travel to people who will turn 70 from March 15 to April 15, 2010. However, they need to have at least one paying companion to go with them. Travel period for celebrant and companion is from May 15 to August 20, 2010.

They did not mention if this is also applicable to foreigners but you can log on to for more details.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Style Weekend Freebie - Summer Getaway Goody Bag

Style Weekend Magazine is giving away a Twinkle Ferraren summer getaway goody bag, with a bikini and sarong, to the sender of the best answer to this week's question:

"What's the best thing about graduation?"

Text your answer to 0926-7231823. Include your full name, age, and city. Promo ends on March 14 at 11 pm. Winners will be announced in the March 26 issue of Style Weekend, a FREE magazine that comes along the Friday issue of The Manila Bulletin.

Watch out for the name of the winner on this blog.

FREE Drinks from The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf

Be one of the first people to sample The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf summer drinks!

Enjoy a complimentary 12 oz. drink! Your choice of Pomegranate Fruit Ice Blended or Lemon Zest Fruit Ice Blended on March 14, 2010 (10 am - 12 nn only) at any of their store.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Free Shirt from Mo Twister

DJ Mo Twister of Magic 89.9 DWTM is giving away cool shirts for whoever wants it. Details of his giveaway shirts can be found at Good Times with Mo.

Just a hint: follow him via 'coz he'll post his password for the day there in order for you to get 'em for free.

The shirt is also available at Spoofs Unlimited Store but it ain't free there.

Free Mizuno Php 500 GC

UPDATE! We have a winner! 13 individuals got the correct answer: I named my son to the NBA Hall of Famer, Charles Barkley.

After gathering the commenters with the correct answers, I assigned each of them a no. according to the sequence of who gave the correct answers first to the last. Drawing via, the lucky number is six (6) assigned to silverscreensurfer.

Congratulations! Wait for my email on how to claim the prize.

To all who joined, I will have more freebies to be given away in the future so keep on visiting this site. Thanks you very much!

I'm giving away a Php 500 worth of Mizuno GC to the person who can guess from which celebrity did I named my son Charles Anthony, who'll be turning one this coming March 14.


1. Follow this blog
2. Answer via comment on this post along with your email address.
3. Winner must be willing to pick up the GC in our Mandaluyong office.
4. People who can guess the right answer will be raffled via to determine the sole winner.
5. You can post as many as you want as long as it's one answer per post only.
6. This promo is until March 12 (5 pm only). The winner will be announced on the same day

Note: Mizuno is not a sponsor of this contest. I won it from an online promo.

Clue: The celebrity is still alive and kickin'.

Some things are meant to be free

It felt kinda weird when you get a couple of text messages from people who you've never seen in person from quite awhile telling you to get a copy of Philippine Star this morning.

Then, Manong guard from our office greeted me in a little different way than the usual asking if I already saw the front page of the paper. Hmmm... what's up people!?

Then I saw me in the font page of PS posing with Mr. Quinito Henson. Well, It was a blast meeting one of my favorite sportswriters in person for a podcast session on the upcoming Manny Pacquaio - Joshua Clottey match.

"Got some freebies from doing that," I told my friend who asked me why I love joining contests and promos. "You know, some things are meant to be free."

And thus, this blog was born today, March 9, 2010.

Click on the upper right portion of this site and you'll see a list of free stuff you can actually get with no strings attached. I will continue to update this blog as soon as i get information about frebbies.

You can also help me in spreading such good news by sending me an email or commenting on this post for free stuff. If you want to be updated for my upcoming posts, just enter your email address on the subscription box on the right.

Why some things are free? Why not?