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Giveaway Day 3 – Surprise Gift from JouéClub

I know a lot of the blog readers are married with children (my circle of friends at least!), that’s why I decided to reach out to JouéClub and was so glad to have them participating in the giveaway series. Settling on the gift/toy to offer however wasn’t an easy task for us since they vary so much from one age to another, so we decided to leave it till after I do the draw, and the awesome staff at JouéClub will then pick a suitable gift depending on the age of the winner’s kid.

JouéClub of course needs no introduction as it is the go to place for everything toys related and is with no doubt the dream store for every kid! What some people probably don’t know though is that they also have many toys and gadgets for adults as well. In addition to the popular Parrot drones for example, you can also find some cool board games such as the Game of Thrones edition of Risk and Monopoly. So basically it has something for almost anyone!

To qualify for the draw, go to +961’s page on Facebook, like the giveaway post and tag your friends in a comment. One winners will be randomly chosen and announced tomorrow morning, and I will make sure to coordinate with JouéClub in order to choose the right toy depending on his/her kid’s age.


Giveaway Day 2: Two $50 Roadster Diner Vouchers

It’s the second day of the giveaway series and Roadster Diner are pitching in today with a couple of $50 vouchers to be spent at any of their branches. For this giveaway I will be randomly choosing two winners to get one voucher each.

What I love the most about Roadster is the homie feeling you find at their outlets, it’s more like a comfort place for me and I guess a lot of people my age feel the same way.

For lent season by the way, Roadster Diner is offering two types of value meals, the delivery meal for two ($20) with a variety of seafood and vegetarian sandwiches, and the dine-in meal ($15) with also a variety of non-meat items. Both options are served with a half appetizer portion per person and are quite fulfilling.

To qualify for the draw, go to +961’s page on Facebook, like the giveaway post and tag your friends in a comment. Two winners will be randomly chosen and announced tomorrow morning, and I will message them for instructions on how to claim their vouchers.


Giveaway Day 1: Dinner For 2 At Pier 78 Kempinski Summerland

For the first day of the giveaway series, Kempinski Summerland Hotel & Resort was kind enough to provide a voucher for 2 persons for a dinner at their Mediterranean restaurant Pier 78 ($150 value).

I personally have experienced Kempinski Summmerland’s service on several occasions and they impressed everytime. Aside from the programs they present on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays evenings at Pier 78, I specifically love the family brunch they also offer on Sundays. The open buffet has a lot of variety and is nothing less than what you would expect from a 5-star venue, but what really makes them stand out from other hotels offering similar formulas is that they also provide free kids entertainment so that parents can enjoy their meal at ease.

So, to qualify for the draw, go to +961’s page on Facebook, like the giveaway post and tag your friends in a comment. A winner will be randomly chosen and announced tomorrow morning, and I will message him/her for instructions on how to claim the voucher.


10 Years of +961 and 10 Days of Giveaways!

Today is a special day for +961 as it marks the 10th anniversary since I started it!

I can’t say I saw this day coming when I first registered the domain name… at first I just started the blog to share cool finds with Lebanese online community and see how much traffic I can drive to it, but I have to admit that later on I even started enjoying the attention that media and businesses was giving to me. And here it is now, part of my everyday life and celebrating its 10th year online.

A lot has changed since February 2008 and +961 definitely had a lot of ups and downs. I got heavily praised for some posts that received thousands of hits but also heavily criticized for inappropriate or silly stuff that I shared. At times I was posting on a daily basis but also got inactive for a relatively long duration more that once (blame it all on having babies but family comes first!). However, what changed the most is actually how blogging is in general done in Lebanon. Back in time most of the posts contained original content generated by the blogger himself/herself, but nowadays society and lifestyle blogs are more like news aggregators that feed on bits and pieces collected from various sources with a lot of sponsored content in between (a special thanks to the Lebanese subreddit for being a huge inspiration for us bloggers by the way! 😀 ), and as long as this appeals to the people then you just go with the flow! I’m being just plain honest here.

Right now I have no idea if the blog will stay around for another 10 years, but what I’m certain of is that I enjoyed the past 10 thanks to you guys being part of it, and will definitely keep posting for as long as I simply enjoy doing it.

Now on to the really big news!

To celebrate this 10th anniversary, I decided to host a series of 10 giveaways in collaboration with very well known businesses and brands in town. So get ready as of tomorrow for some really cool freebies! The giveaways range from restaurant vouchers, to movie tickets, clothing, toys and gadgets, and fine dining.

To qualify for the draws you will only be required to interact with the giveaways’ posts on Facebook, so just make sure to follow +961’s page.

photo via jerseybites.com


Giveaway: 2 Tickets to Beirut Party Cruise

If you’re bored already of the traditional party venues in Beirut, here’s your chance now to dance the night away on the triple-decker boat “Beirut Party Cruise“.

One of the boat’s parties is happening on July 14th, and its organizers were generous enough to offer 2 regular tickets to one lucky reader of the blog, all you have to do is leave a comment on this post to enter the draw, and I’ll be randomly choosing the winner on Friday night (Just make sure to use a valid e-mail address).

For more about the party and the featured DJs you may check this Facebook event.

Regular tickets are selling for $65 with open bar, while VIP are selling for $85 with open premium bar, and they’re available  through Time Out Tickets at Cash United Booths in ABC & City Mall.


Comment #3, Marie, You’ve got mail! 🙂

Giveaway: 4 Tickets to Wickerpark Festival 2012

The awesome people behind Wickerpark Festival 2012 granted me 4 tickets to the two-day event happening on June 29 & 30, and I’ll be giving them all away to two of you guys!

All you have to do is leave a comment on this post and I’ll be randomly selecting two lucky winners on Sunday night to get 2 tickets each. Just make sure to use a valid e-mail address when commenting to receive how to claim your tickets.

As I mentioned in an earlier post, the event will include short film screenings, fairs, and exhibitions on the first day, and a music festival to follow on the second day. As for the tickets, they’re available for $30 at Librairie Antoine.


Congrtulations Joseph & Cynthia, I’ll be sending you an e-mail shortly.

Giveaway: 3 tickets to “The Dinner Party” play

Few days ago I was granted 3 tickets to a new play called “The Dinner Party” which will be performed on April 29, 30, and May 1, at Babel Theater, and presented by Haigazian University Actors’ Club

The Dinner Party is based on a one-act play of the same name by Neil Simon, but the guys at Haigazian seem to have added a twist to it.

Six people are invited to a dinner, but only one person knows why. As the guests arrive one by one, they start to realize that they all have something in common. The secretive, ambiguous, cryptic mystery is unraveled through a series of misunderstandings, passionate outbursts and other delightful dilemmas. And what does a tourist from South Lebanon have to do with all of this?

For more information, you can check this Facebook event page.

Since I will most probably not be able to attend, I decided to give them away to the first person who leaves a comment on this post. Yes, that easy! 😛

**Comments Closed**

Congratulations Dalia, I just sent you an e-mail.

Roadster’s gifts for Valentine

Roadster is giving away a heart shaped “Together Forever” fridge magnet along with a post card with every delivery order for valentine today!

Here’s what I just got.

It’s a nice gesture by Roadster while a lot of restaurants are abusing this day to overcharge their clients for a “romantic” dinner!


Movie tickets giveaway result

Few days ago I announced the second giveaway on +961 sponsored by CineKlik offering 6 movie tickets for the premiere of “The Losers”, all what you had to do is to post a comment and share the giveaway on Facebook.

Just few minutes ago I asked @vipwoody on Twitter to randomly choose the 3 lucky winners, and they turned out to be Dany Awad, Abed Salam, and Gilbert Rahhal.

The snapshot below shows how it went:

Giveaway winners

Congratulations to the winners, I have just e-mailed you the result and how to collect your tickets.


Giveaway: 6 tickets to watch The Losers premiere


Thanks to CineKlik.com for sponsoring it once again, +961 is holding a second giveaway! This time CineKlik were generous enough to grant me 6 tickets for “The Losers” premiere next Wendesday June 23rd. So this time we will have 3 winners instead of 1, and each one will get 2 tickets.

Entering the draw is pretty easy, all you have to do is to leave a comment on this post and click the Facebook Like button on the top.

Three lucky readers will be chosen at random on Tuesday night and announced in a separate post, they will also be contacted via e-mail to be informed on how to claim their tickets (so make sure you’re using a valid e-mail when commenting).

Update (June 22nd 2010, 10:01PM):

Comments are closed, will publish the name of the winners in a while.

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