Giveaway: Win Platinum Tickets to Jazz Legend Herbie Hancock!

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When JACC first told me Herbie Hancock was coming to Kuwait, the name sounded familiar but it didn’t ring a bell until I was going through some of his songs and came across Cantaloupe Island and Rock It. That’s when I realized, I already knew his songs, I just never knew they were his!

Herbie Hancock is considered a jazz legend whos been making music since the early 60s. He’s won 14 Grammy Awards including album of the year as well as winning an Academy Award for original soundtrack. Next weekend, Herbie Hancock will be performing live over two nights, Friday October 5th and Saturday October 6th at the Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad Cultural Centre. Tickets start at KD35 for the bronze and go up to KD75 for the VIP seats. Once again I’ve teamed up with JACC to giveaway 4 platinum seat tickets worth KD265 to two of my blog readers. So there will be two winners for this giveaway and each one will get two platinum tickets for the Saturday evening show!

To win tickets for this giveaway I’m trying something new this time. The previous method of leaving a comment was driving me insane because I’d get an email for every comment left here. So imagine getting over 400 emails in under a day, it made me hate holding giveaways. So for this one, I’m trying something new so check it out below.

Win Platinum Tickets to Jazz Legend Herbie Hancock!

As usual, please make sure you use a working email since that’s how I will be contacting the winners. If a winner doesn’t respond within 24 hours, another winner will be randomly chosen. Good luck!

For more information on the concert, click [Here]


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Giveaway: Win 4 Platinum Tickets to the Opera!

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Have you ever been to the opera? Because I haven’t but I’m going to next week. “The Magic Flute” opera is going to be performing in Kuwait next Thursday and Friday at the Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad Cultural Centre and they’ve given me four platinum tickets to giveaway to my readers.

“The Magic Flute” is one of the most popular operas composed by Mozart, and one of the most performed operas in history. The opera is described as an enchanting masterpiece, a fairy-tale adventure that will transport you to a world of fantasy. I don’t think I’m an opera kind of person, but I always like trying new things so I’m pretty excited about this.

The opera is going to be held next Thursday the 27th and Friday the 28th of September. Tickets start at KD35 for the bronze seats but I’m giving away 2 platinum tickets worth KD170 for the Thursday show, and 2 more platinum tickets for the Friday one. So there will be two winners for this giveaway! If you’re interested in winning these tickets all you need to do to enter the draw is answer this simple question in the comments below: Where is “The Magic Flute” opera going to be held? I will stop accepting entries in the comments section tomorrow (Thursday) at 2PM and then randomly choose two winners and notify them via email.

If you haven’t been to an opera before this is a great opportunity. JACC also gave me a sneak peek of their upcoming events for this season and there are some really interesting things coming your way so stay tuned. For more information on “The Magic Flute” or if you want to buy your tickets, click [Here]

Giveaway Rules: Only one entry per person and please make sure you use a working email since the winner will be contacted by email. There will be two winners for this event, the first winner to respond to my email will get to choose which day of the opera they want to attend, the second winner then gets the other day. If a winner doesn’t respond within 24 hours, another winner will be randomly chosen. Good luck!

Update: Commenting has been closed. Thanks for participating, will randomly draw two winners later today!

Update2: Using Random.org I got two winners and contacted them. If they don’t respond within 24 hours I’ll draw another number out.


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Giveaway: Two Platinum Tickets for the Bucharest Philharmonic Orchestra

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The George Enescu Philharmonic Orchestra will be performing over three nights in Kuwait at the end of the month from March 29th to March 31st. Founded in 1868, the George Enescu Philharmonic Orchestra of Bucharest is one of the oldest musical institutions in Eastern Europe and they’ll be holding their performance at the Sheikh Jaber Al Ahmad Cultural Centre.

I’m collaborating with JACC to giveaway two platinum tickets valued at KD110 for the March 31st performance which will also feature the popular Kuwaiti opera singer Amani Al-Hajji, as well as 15 minutes of Kuwaiti songs performed by the philharmonic orchestra.

If you haven’t been to an orchestra before this is a great opportunity to experience it. All you need to do to enter the draw is leave a comment below mentioning where the event will be taking place. That’s it. I will stop accepting entries in the comments section tomorrow (Wednesday) at noon and then randomly choose one winner and notify them via email.

For more information on the event, click [Here]

Rules: Only one entry per person and please make sure you use a working email since the winner will be contacted by email. If the winner doesn’t respond, another winner will be randomly chosen.

Update: I closed the post for comments. Using random.org I drew a number which turned out to be 226, and that comment belongs to adribanko. Thank you everyone for participating, I didn’t expect so many people to be interested in this.


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Giveaway: Two Tickets to Ah! Kosmos

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Red Bull Music Academy is bringing the acclaimed audiovisual artist Ah! Kosmos for a night of house and electronic music that will be held on the rooftop of Radisson Blu this coming Friday night. Local artists Boom Beats and Essa Hashemi will also be performing that night.

Tickets to the event are KD10 each but I’ve teamed up with Red Bull to giveaway two tickets to my readers. All you need to do to enter the draw is leave a comment below mentioning which energy drink is hosting the event. I will stop accepting entries in the comments section tomorrow at noon and then randomly choose one winner and notify them via email.

For more information on the event as well as the artists, click [Here]

Rules: Only one entry per person and please make sure you use a working email since the winner will be contacted by email. If winner doesn’t respond, another winner will be randomly chosen.

Update: Post closed for comments and using random.org I drew a number which was 42. The winner of the two tickets is “AP” and I just sent them an email. In case he doesn’t get back to me another number will be drawn.


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Giveaway: Korean BBQ Cooking Class & Dinner

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PantryBee are linking up with RAW Sushi Bar and Mimi (of ShakShooka and The Secret Garden) for a one time cooking class and dinner for 12 people. PantryBee are launching their Korean BBQ Box in collaboration with Mimi at the end of the week so this is a mini pre-launch event.

Attendee will learn how to make basic Korean sauces, fried garlic slivers, sushi rice, and cook their bulgogi as they eat it in true Korean BBQ style. The evening will be broken down as follows:

– Cooking demo by Mimi
– Prep & Dinner
– Dessert by Raw

The event takes place tomorrow Monday at 6PM. The value of ticket is KD25 and they’re all sold out but, 248AM has teamed up with PantryBee to giveaway one ticket to a lucky winner. All you need to do to enter the draw is leave a comment below mentioning the name of the brand above that has a bee as their logo.

I will stop accepting entries in the comments section tonight at 9PM and then randomly choose one winner and notify them via email. Good Luck.

Rules: Only one entry per person and please make sure you use a working email since the winner will be contacted by email. If winner doesn’t respond by noon tomorrow, another winner will be randomly chosen.

Update: I closed the comments a bit later than 9PM and there were 91 comments. Using random.org drew a number between 1 and 91 which was 77. So Farheen check your email.

Update2: The winner got in touch with me but can’t make it tonight. So I drew a second number using random.org and it was 15. So Marla check your email.


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Giveaway: Nuqat 2016 Workshop Ticket

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Nuqat is one of the largest creative conference events in the MENA region and next month they will be holding their seventh annual conference titled “The Seventh Sense”. The week long program will take place at the Amricani Cultural Centre from the 10th to the 17th of November and include interactive talks, discussion panels, roundtable sessions, workshops, cultural tours, galleries, live performances and more.

All lectures and discussion panels are free to attend but you still need to register for a ticket [Here] or using the Nuqat app.

As an official media partner for Nuqat, I get a bunch of benefits including workshop invitations to do with as I please and I’ve decided to giveaway one of the workshop invites. Below is a list of all the paid workshops along with their prices that will be taking place at this years Nuqat event:

Designing and Producing Arabic fonts using Glyph app ($365)
Wall Tagging: Wajh Al Hurouf: Face of Calligraphy ($265)
Creative Pivoting: Your Business From New Perspectives ($365)
Food in Motion Videography ($365)
The Daily Future: Improve Everyday Objects or Problems Using Technology ($365)
Boosting Your Employability in the Creative Industry ($165)
Sadu Inspired Product Design ($280)
Creative Leadership Group A: Shifting Perspectives for Societal Impact ($220)
Creative Leadership Group B: Shifting Perspectives for Societal Impact ($220)

If you’d like a chance to win a workshop invite all you need to do is list the workshop you’d like to attend in the comments below. Please only enter this giveaway if you’re planning to attend the workshops (you won’t be able to resell the ticket). The workshops are going to be held during the middle of the week and during working hours so if you can’t get time off work you won’t be able to attend. You can get more information on the workshops and their timings by clicking [Here]

I will stop accepting entries in the comments section by tomorrow 9AM and then randomly choose one winner and notify them via email.

Rules: Only one entry per person and please make sure you use a working email since the winner will be contacted by email. If winner doesn’t respond, another winner will be randomly chosen.

Update: At 9AM I closed the post for comments and using random.org randomly selected a winner which was #13, LadyB. The winner will be contacted now, thanks to everyone who participated, I think this was my favorite giveaway yet.

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Giveaway: Win Two Tickets to the Kuwait Rising Music Festival

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Kuwait Rising is an alternative music festival which is going to be held in Kuwait this coming weekend (Friday, 28th October) and feature artists from around the world including:

El Rass (Lebanon)
Lebanese rapper El Rass, or Mazen El Sayed’s talent is represented in switching naturally from classical Arabic language, to the spoken Lebanese dialect, tackling a wide range of sensitive subjects and realms. An emphatic on-stage performer, El Rass draws material from the ancient and the modern, the spiritual and the worldly.

Al Nather (Palestine)
Al Nather (Mohammad Masrujah), is a flautist, percussionist, vocalist and producer based in Ramallah. As a producer, Al Nather’s focus is sampling while occassionally developing original works of art. He constitutes a part of a hip-hop crew based also in Ramallah called [ – 1]. He’s produced music for numerous artists including Edd Abbas (Lebanon), El Rass (Lebanon), Abyusif (Egypt) and Bu Kulthoum (Syria). His influences range from classical Arabic music to extremely experimental works.

Muqata’a (Palestine)
Muqata’a (Boikutt) is a musician and MC based in Ramallah, Palestine. Creating sounds using sampled material, field recordings, and electronic devices, the results range between hip-hop, downtempo, glitch, ambient and experimental. He has composed and produced music for artists such as Kronos Quartet, Bukue One, Spiritchild, Tamer Abu-Ghazaleh and others, and has appeared as an MC on albums for artists such as Heliodrome, Slovo, Bonnot, and Lethal Skillz to name a few.

Nada El Shazly (Egypt)
Nada El Shazly is an Egyptian singer, composer and music producer who works and lives in Cairo. Nada is currently preparing for her first album, which is an extension of the first show she presented a few years ago in Cairo, Alexandria, Beirut and Montreal. Nada composes and produces her own music using her voice alongside various electronic technique besides playing sax and piano. Her journey is filled with transformations that give her music a profound identity and mirrors her experience in music from various places and different times.

Sulk Station (Nepal / India)
One of India’s distinctive talents, Sulk Station are creating their own brand of lush, moody and hypnotic music set in a heavenly ambience. Tanvi Rao’s sultry vocals layered over Rahul Giri’s minimalist production creates an innovative template of sounds, which allows the two to play out extremely compelling tunes. Their songs are a mix of contemporary electronic genres (trip-hop/ambient) with traces of Indian classical music, rendered by Tanvi, and unlike anything coming out of India.

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The event is hosted by Zahed Sultan and will take place at DAI in Yarmouk with limited tickets costing KD15 each. For more information on the event including a link to buy tickets, click [Here]

248AM has teamed up with Zahed Sultan and Red Bull to giveaway two festival tickets to one lucky winner. All you need to do to enter the draw is leave a comment below mentioning the brand of the energy drink in the flyer above.

I will stop accepting entries in the comments section by tomorrow 9AM and then randomly choose one winner and notify them via email.

Rules: Only one entry per person and please make sure you use a working email since the winner will be contacted by email. If winner doesn’t respond, another winner will be randomly chosen.

Update: I closed the post for comments at 9AM and using random.org chose a winner which was number 42, Aziz. Winner has been contacted by email. Thank you for participating!

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Giveaway: Micro 3D Printer

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I’ve been meaning to give this 3D printer away every since I published the review back in July but because I had it boxed up and packed away, I completely forgot about it until now. The printer was provided to me by Clarotek for review purposes and is currently priced at KD169. I’ll be providing 6 filament rolls of various colors including blue, white, red and orange with the printer. If you’re tech savvy and think you would make good use of this printer, then participate in this draw for a chance to win it. All you need to do is leave a comment below mentioning what you could use this printer for.

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I will stop accepting entries in the comments section by tomorrow morning at 9AM and then randomly choose one winner and notify them via email. Good luck!

Rules: Only one entry per person and please make sure you use a working email since the winner will be contacted by email. If winner doesn’t respond, another winner will be randomly chosen.

Update: At 9:02AM I closed the post for comments and using random.org I chose the winner which is comment #219 by Fahad.

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REUSE x 248AM Giveaway

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The REUSE event is taking place this weekend and we are collaborating by giving away two tickets (KD40 value) to the live musical performances that will be taking place over the two days as well as an invitation to the official meet and greet dinner with all the international and local artists that will be taking place on Thursday, March 31st.

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To win the tickets and dinner, all you need to do is let me know in the comments below what the name of the event is. Simple as that.

I will stop accepting entries in the comments section by tomorrow morning (Wednesday March 30th) at 11AM and then randomly choose one winner and notify them via email.

Rules: Only one entry per person and please make sure you use a working email since the winner will be contacted by email. If winner doesn’t respond, another winner will be randomly chosen.

For more information on the event click [Here]

Update: I closed the comments for entries and using random.org chose a winner which was #31 Serena Jackson. If she doesn’t reply by end of day I’ll draw another winner. Thank you to everyone who participated.

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Giveaway: Win Two Tickets to the Kuwait Rising Music Festival Featuring HVOB

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Kuwait Rising is an alternative Arab music festival which is going to be held in Kuwait this coming weekend (March 11) and feature artists from around the world including HVOB, Perfect Timing, Bosaina and Etyen. The event is hosted by Zahed Sultan at DAI in Yarmouk with limited tickets costing KD15 each.

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248AM has teamed up with Zahed Sultan and Red Bull to giveaway two festival tickets to one lucky winner. All you need to do to enter the draw is leave a comment below mentioning the brand of the energy drink in the flyer above.

I will stop accepting entries in the comments section by tomorrow (Tuesday March 8th) at 11PM and then randomly choose one winner and notify them via email.

Rules: Only one entry per person and please make sure you use a working email since the winner will be contacted by email. If winner doesn’t respond, another winner will be randomly chosen.

For more information on the event click [Here]

Update: I closed the post for comments and then using random.org drew a number. The first number was 115 (Dheeraj) but that person had left two comments so they were disqualified. The second number I drew was 49 (Kapish), but that person didn’t have the correct answer so they were also disqualified. Finally the third number I drew was 86 (Amal) so thats the winer and I just sent them an email.

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