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Tuesday, June 8, 2010

How to Win Php 5000 with 260 Words

Last Saturday, I accompanied my wife to claim her prize Php 5000 worth of SM gift certificates. I should be the one receiving the GCs since I thought I have a better essay and entry to the My City, My SM photo essay contest.

I can't believe it, in 260 words along with 8 photos she got 5K. I even researched online to make my essay much much better than hers. But I just end up being her escort while she shops using her GC. Actually, she promised to get me something from it but I have to wait until Father's Day.

My wife's entry is simple but heartfelt so maybe that's the reason why she won. Tell me what you think, her winning entry is posted in

By the way, the contest is still ongoing. I'll just re-post the mechanics that can also be found along with the winner of the week every Sunday in Philippine Star:

Let us know why you love your city and why you love SM and get a chance to win P5,000 worth of SM Gift Cards. Simply send an e-mail of your photo essay to (underscore after Star) or write to us at the following addresses: the Lifestyle section, The Philippine STAR at R. Oca Jr. and Railroad Streets, Port Area, Manila or The Publicity Department, SM Retail, Inc. Building C SM Corporate Office at JW Diokno Avenue, Pasay City.

You can also join My City, My SM’s special category using a camera phone and get a chance to win one of six Sony Ericsson phones — five C50 Cyber Shot phones with the famous smile shutter; and a Grand Prize, the Sony Vivaz that introduces HD video capabilities in the portfolio.

Winners may claim their prize at SM Corporate Offices, Building C Publicity Department, J.W. Diokno Blvd., Mall of Asia Complex Pasay City and look for Ms. Rachell Pineda and Ms. Jhai Jara.


  1. Hello po, just want to ask how did you know na nanalo po kayo? Did you receive call or email from them? Sumali po kc ako sa contest and I forgot to buy Phlippnie Star yesterday.. I don't know kung may nakapaskil sa kanila ng winner sa cotest ng SM

  2. Hi Shen!

    They don't send email e. you need to call their office to tell them when you will pick up the prize.

    Last Sunday's winner is a certain Mr. Tañada of Lucena City. It is posted in the same day.

    To everyone:

    Watch out for more promos and freebies as soon as Globe internet connection here in Mandaluyong is completely restored