No more giveaways!

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It’s finally over, everything goes back to normal now. In case you missed it below are the 14 days of giveaways that just ended:

Giveaway Day 1: Two tickets to Under the Sea 3D IMAX
Giveaway Day 2: Yummy package from Choowy Goowy
Giveaway Day 3: Saso Lounge Gift Certificate
Giveaway Day 4: Free City from Pink Moon
Giveaway Day 5: Full car detailing from Al Falah
Giveaway Day 6: Dinner for two at Slider Station
Giveaway Day 7: Invite for 4 to The Chocolate Bar
Giveaway Day 8: Wireless DJ Music System from Logitech
Giveaway Day 9: e-GO2GO from Zain
Giveaway Day 10: Two gifts from X-cite
Giveaway Day 11: Tamiya Nissan GT-R TT-01E from My Toy
Giveaway Day 12: Car tint from Hüper Optik
Giveaway Day 13: Mobie phone from X-cite
Giveaway Day 14: PS3 from Choowy Goowy


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Giveaway Day 14: PS3 from Choowy Goowy

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Today is the final day of the giveaways. This giveaway campaign was not planned and I actually thought about it right after the post where I gave two tickets away to the IMAX film. I saw the response from just two tickets and thought to myself what about if I could give people cooler stuff and so I quickly scrambled emailing and calling people to see if they would be interested to participate. Choowy Goowy responded right away saying they would and that’s how I managed to get “Giveaway Day 2” out the door the next day.

Since that original post the response has been unbelievable and the campaign completely exceeded my expectations. The response from companies wanting to participate was also incredible and I ended up doubling the length of the campaign because of it. I actually still have enough giveaway offers to make this campaign last a month but two weeks is the limit I set and I decided to stick it.

The final giveaway is going to be from Choowy Goowy and its the just recently released Sony PS3 Slim. Someone had left a comment in the original Choowy Goowy giveaway post asking if we were going to give away a PS3 next, well here it is!

In case you didn’t know already, Choowy Goowy are one of my favorite dessert places in Kuwait. They’ve got incredible cookies, amazing brownies and they also make delicious cheesecakes. They are located at The Avenues but they also deliver right to your door. For more information on Choowy Goowy visit their website [Here] or call them on 22626559, 22620011 or 22597949 (Avenues) to make an order. Their email is webmaster@choowygoowy.com in case you have any comments.

All you need to do to win this giveaway is to leave a comment below and later on in the evening I will use random.org to select a winner.

Rules: You need to put your proper email in the email field while commenting since the winner will be contacted by email. You also need to respond to my “You Won” email within 24 hours or I will have to make another draw and choose another winner. You can only comment once, anyone caught commenting more than once will get disqualified.

Update: The giveaway is actually a Sony PS3 Slim 120GB (NTSC) with 2 gamepads and 2 games of your choice.

Update2: The post was closed for commenting at around 9PM.
The winner is…


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Comment #385, you’ve got mail!
This was the last giveaway so thank you everyone for participating.


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Sydney looks like Kuwait

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Sydney got hit by a dust storm and it’s all over the news so I checked out the pictures and it just looks like one of the regular storms that hits Kuwait. Not a big deal but I guess they just never got one before. [Pictures]


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Pinkberry opening this week

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Alshaya sent me an email telling me that Pinkberry will be opening at the Avenues on Wednesday the 30th at 6:30PM and that from 6:30 till 8PM all customers will be able to get free toppings with their frozen yogurt.

Update: Here is a nice piece in Time magazine about Pinkberry. [Link]


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Giveaway Day 13: Mobie phone from X-cite

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X-cite are back and this time they’re giving away a Sony Ericsson Walkman mobile phone. In case you’re new to Kuwait, X-cite is the largest electronics chain in Kuwait. They’ve got a total of 14 stores spread out all over Kuwait and they always have great deals on electronics.

The Sony Ericsson phone they’re offering is the W205 phone which features an MP3 player, FM tuner, 1.3MP camera, Bluetooth and the Opera web browser.

All you need to do to win this giveaway is to leave a comment below and later on in the evening I will use random.org to select a winner.

For more information about X-cite and to check out their latest offers and store locations visit their website xcite.com.kw

Rules: You need to put your proper email in the email field while commenting since the winner will be contacted by email. You also need to respond to my “You Won” email within 24 hours or I will have to make another draw and choose another winner. You can only comment once, anyone caught commenting more than once will get disqualified.

Update: The post was closed for commenting at around 9:30PM.
The winner is…


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Comment #170, you’ve got mail!
Everyone else check back tomorrow for the FINAL giveaway.


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Giveaway Day 12: Car tint from Hüper Optik

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I haven’t posted about Hüper Optik before because I have yet to pass by and get my car tinted. I should have gone at the beginning of summer but I kept putting it off due to the fact I can be really lazy (and cheap) sometimes. The reason I wanted to tint the car is because Nat doesn’t have any shaded parking where she works so the car sits baking under the sun all day long. So Marzouq recommended I get a tint from Hüper Optik because they offer the best heat protection around.

Unlike most tints in Kuwait, Hüper Optik’s are ceramic based not metallic. I learned that it has a few advantages one being that it doesn’t interfere with mobile phones, bluetooth and GPS and the other is the fact that ceramic based film offers better heat rejection. Ceramic is an insulator while metals are great conductors of heat so ceramic based film makes a lot more sense here in Kuwait.

Here are the specs they emailed me:

100% dye and metal free
Does not interfere with mobile phones, GPS, bluetooth.
High Infra Red heat rejection of up to 96%
High Ultra Violet rejection exceeding 99%
Total Heat Rejection from 32% to 73%
Visible Light Transmission from 8% to 85%
10-year product warranty coverage

So this brings us to today’s giveaway. Hüper Optik are offering a free car tint to the winner worth up to KD250 which makes it the most expensive giveaway so far. In case you are wondering, you don’t need to darken your car windows to take advantage of the heat or UV protection. You can go for a clear film and still have some protection. All you need to do to win this giveaway is to leave a comment below and later on in the evening I will use random.org to select a winner.

Check out Marzouqs review of Hüper Optik [Here]
And here is their contact information which includes their website where you can find a map to their place.
Telephone: 2471 9999
www.huperoptik-kw.com and www.huperoptik.com

Rules: You need to put your proper email in the email field while commenting since the winner will be contacted by email. You also need to respond to my “You Won” email within 24 hours or I will have to make another draw and choose another winner. You can only comment once, anyone caught commenting more than once will get disqualified.

Note: All pictures taken by Marzouq.

Update: The post was closed for commenting at around 10PM.
The winner is…


[YouTube]

Comment #24, you’ve got mail!
Everyone else check back tomorrow for another giveaway.


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Mr. Hair Hat

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It was either this video or someone performing the dancing cane trick at Avenues. I thought this one had a funnier title. [YouTube]


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Bonjus in Kuwait

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This post is for the Lebanese living in Kuwait. If you want Bonjus they sell it at Lama, the small shop that sells Lebanese imported goods. If you don’t know where Lama is, find Dodo and then take the right at Dodo, its in that small street. The price of each one is 150 fils. For those of you who don’t know what Bonjus is, its the Lebanese equivalent of Sunkist.


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Giveaways ending soon

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For those of you who are wondering, there are four more days of giveaways left before everything goes back to normal.


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Giveaway Day 11: Tamiya Nissan GT-R TT-01E from My Toy

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I personally wish I could participate in today’s giveaway since it involves a Tamiya radio controlled car and you know how much I love these cars. My Toy who are the local Tamiya dealers are giving away a ready to race Nissan GT-R TT-01E with battery, controller and charger. It’s ready to race meaning it’s already been built, painted and put together by the factory but its the TT-01E chassis which mean’s you have a ton of parts you can replace and upgrade yourself.

I have the older TT-01 chassis which is what my Lancia car is built on and I love it, its very fun to drive right out of the box and once you upgrade it you can have a pretty serious machine.

The My Toy shop is located in Tilal Complex in Shuwaikh on the first floor right above Roche Bobois and Living Colors. It’s the nicest RC shop I’ve ever seen, its really big and they’re building a huge race track on the roof right next to it. They even have a section in the back where you can build your cars in and even an airbrush room.

This package is worth KD147.500 and all you need to do to win it is to leave a comment below and later on in the evening I will use random.org to select a winner. Please take the time to pass by the shop (don’t take the wife) and check out what they have. If you love cars its hard to leave without picking something up.

My Toy’s phone number is 22256707

Rules: You need to put your proper email in the email field while commenting since the winner will be contacted by email. You also need to respond to my “You Won” email within 24 hours or I will have to make another draw and choose another winner. You can only comment once, anyone caught commenting more than once will get disqualified.

Update: The post was closed for commenting at around 9:30PM.
The winner is…


[YouTube]

Comment #368, you’ve got mail!
Everyone else check back tomorrow for another giveaway.


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