Thursday, November 13, 2014

EVENT| My Blogapalooza 2014 Experience

Blogapalooza 2014 was held last October 11, 2014 at the SMX hall in SM Aura. It was supposed to be last September 20 but got postponed due to the tropical storm  Glenda that hit the greater portion of Luzon including Metro Manila.

Blogapalooza is the biggest Business -to-Blogger networking event which is held only once every year. Thanks to Vince Golangco of When In Manila and Anton Diaz of Our Awesome Planet, 2 of the most influential blogs in the country who have partnered together in gathering bloggers to meet with businesses. If I am not mistaken, they have established this event since year 2011 or 2012. This year, there about over 700 bloggers who registered for the event. This is my first year to attend and I surely enjoyed it.

This year there are no less than 50 business establishments who participated showcasing their products in their respective booth spaces for the 1 day event. There were also talks and a number of raffles on stage that were hosted by various speakers and celebrities.

Take a look at the photos as I tour you on what transpired during my day at the blogapalooza :)

MAX'S was one of the merchant participant. Their ChickieBoy is so cute! I got a Gilas Pilipinas Limited tumblr from them. 

Since me and my hubz arrived in the venue without eating our lunch first, we were lucky as the good guys from Yellow Cab were so generous in feeding the bloggers and guests. "Promise, nakailang balik ako" :p

There were many other food businesses present that also gave some taste test of their products. Among them is Chef's Noodle who gave away Korean Maki samplers which comes with drinks, Chips Ahoy cookies and The house of Lasagna which has a very yummy cheesy lasagna. Chooks to Go was also there who had a very interactive game challenges.
Krispy kreme also had a booth where you can make and design your own donut. 
Unfortunately, I didn't get to try it since the line was too long when I  passed by their booth. 
Better luck next time to me :) 

The Bioessence group provided a "PREMIUM PASS"Gift Certificate for either a choice of a facial or a back massage.  
I'll blog about my experience about the bioessence back massage in the blog soon :) 

That's my name badge above. The business gets to sign in their corresponding logos right after you visit each booth,  to track whether the blogger participant has already claimed his or her loot. 

Most of the booths were interactive. I tried playing along with their games. I had fun.
I think everyone had lots of fun joining the games and having some freebies. Seriously, I felt like I was on a school fair. Best Part is everything was for FREE!

There were also booths of health and beauty products which gave away samples of their products including Slenda, Ampalaya Plus in capsule and teaFeel Good Lactium capsules that helps reduce stress and Nice Day Coffee which contains glutathione and collagen that radiates and lightens the skin. 

Vanity at its best. I lingered in Sample Room's very dainty booth.

Sample room is an beauty online membership program that entitles its members to receive samples of known beauty products that they may rate and review.
Have you ever heard of the "try before you buy concept"? That is the concept that sample room is offering to its members. 
I am an existing member of the sample room and so far I am very satisfied with their services.
(I shall blog in detail the benefits that one can get when you sign up as a member. :)
In the mean time, go ahead and sign up too so you can try out sample products before buying a full size beauty products. Signing up is absolutely free.
Log on  now at :)

 One of the most generous brand is the Ace Water Spa. Got a lot of loot from them. Later on you'll be able to see the loots of all the brands. I have a one time  photo shot of all the loots I got. 
Super funnnnn!!!

By the way, I just found out that Ace Water Spa has a Hotel and Suite property too. 

With my blogger friend, Nicole ;)

Henry's Professional was there too! For those who are fanatics of cameras, I'm sure you know Henry's too well :)

Photo with Ms. Jamille Vergel De Dios of AMPR

AMPR Publicity and Communications Inc.  is a PR agency which are partners with ACER, Gardenia, Globe, Uratex, Uniqlo and many more.... 

I enjoyed the little word game that AMPR provided for the blogger participants. Ofcourse I got a special price :) hihi! ( photo later... )

Studio Set-up of Imagine Nation Photography. I love it. I miss the HotAir Balloon Festival tuloy....

Dr Wong provided a foot analysis. Thanks to them because they have advised me the right kind of shoes for my "higher -heeled" feet.

More than getting to know about the brands, the booths have activities like pick a prize, fun games, liking their facebook page and photobooths. 
For this booth in particular, (it's the booth of Victoria Court) you have to spin a wheel to get a prize. 
Well, I got a sticker and a discount card (wink! wink!)
Below are the freebies that I got in the loots from the brands.

A shirt, mug and and a Notebook from Zomato. // Tennis caps and lots of pizza from Yellow Cab. // A cute keychain, a multi colored pen and a Sales kit from Crocs. // A mug, a tumbler, a fan, a Gift Certificate and lots of discount cards from Ace Water Spa. // Made in Candy candies from AH! // A limited edition Gilas Pilipinas tumbler from Max's. //  Food Supplements like Ampalaya Plus, Slenda & Lactuim. A notebook, a pen and a card from Zing rewards. // Zap rewards privilege and a Dog tag and a press kit from Canon. // Nice Day Coffee.

Premium Pass to experience either a facial or a back massage from Bioessence. // Press kit, an instax photo from Henry's professional. // A rubber baller and sunglasses from Easy Taxi. // Snoe Body Ritual Recipe from AMPR. // 1500Php Hair Keratin Treatment Gift Certificate from Bangs by Tony and Jackie. // Php100 GC and a VIP card from Ideal Vision. // Php 100 GC from House of Lasagna. //  VIP Discount Card from Dr. Wong. // A pen and a buy1take1 coupon in Seattle's Best Coffee courtesy of Medicare. // PhP150 GC from Sesura. // A one of a kind experience from NIU by Vikings. // Post it from the Blue Water Day Spa. // Medicated Mint product from YSA Skin and Body Experts. // Stem Cell day cream and Stem Cell night serum from Flawless (my prize from being able to hit 2 balloons in their dart game). // Zen Products from Sample Room. // And samples of the newest shades of nail polish (Blue Moon) from Caronia.

 It was indeed a fun and fulfilling event as we were able to meet the people behind the business brands. I've never seen so many bloggers that are gathered together in one roof. It was a fun-filled afternoon full of prizes, give-aways and food. Surely, all the attendees went home satisfied with their loots, taking home a lot of awesome products and experiences to blog about. 

Kudos to Vince Golangco and Anton Diaz for a job well done. Blogapalooza 2014 was indeed another successful event.

Xoxo, J

Special thanks to the hubz for the photos.
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