Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Air Canada Picture Paris Sweepstakes

To our friends up in Canada, here's a sweepstakes for you. Air Canada is running a sweepstakes unilt June 16, 2013 for a chance to win premium economy tickets to Paris. There are four grand prizes available which include 2 roundtrip tickets in Air Canada's Premium Economy cabin to Paris (CDG) Airport. Four nights accomodation at a hotel selected by Air Canada for 2, shuttle transfers to/from Paris CDG and a 'Hop-on/Hop-off tour bus valid for two people for two days. The four 2nd prizes offer just the Air Canada Premium Economy flight portion. To enter, 'like' Air Canada's Facebook page here and upload a picture in the relevant category (food, architecture, culture, romance, etc) inspired by Paris during the two-week period each category is active. There will be a drawing approximately every week so sign up quickly and good luck to everyone!

Saturday, April 27, 2013

British Airways Instant Avios Game

British Airways is running an Instant Avios giveaway here by simply 'pulling' the lever. Two winning combinations will get you prizes. If you get Avios Logo + Avios Logo + Avios Logo, you get 1,000 Avios (30 of these available).  If you get British Airways Logo + British Airways Logo + British Airways Logo, you win the grand prize of 60,000 Avios (enough for a roundtrip from North America to Europe).  All other combinations will not win any Avios. This game ends on May 13, 2013 so remember to play everyday for your chance to win!

Friday, April 26, 2013

My Marriott Million Sweepstakes

After hitting 1 million Marriott fans on their Facebook page, Marriott celebrating by giving away 200,000 Marriott Reward points each to 5 lucky winners plus some other goodies. To participate, all you need to do is to send in a picture of you favorite travel moment via Facebook, Twitter or Instagram (you can submit 1 picture per method up to a total of 2 pictures per day) up until May 5, 2013. Then from May 6 to May 19, 2013, voting will commence and the 5 most popular pictures will be deemed the winners. So go fine your favorite travel pictures and submit them now! For more details and to submit via Faceboook, go here. Good luck to everyone!

Thursday, April 25, 2013

St Regis Princeville & Hanalei Bay

Located on the north shore of Kauai are the towns of Princeville and Hanalei. Together, they provide a breathtaking view, one of the most formidable I've ever seen. The St Regis Princeville, a Starwood Category 7 property just down the road from the Westin Princeville, sits high up overlooking Hanalei Bay.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Changi Airport Asian Getaway Sweepstakes

Singapore's Changi Airport is running a sweepstakes here for a chance for two to travel to Singapore and beyond. The grand prize winner gets return airfare for two from your country of residence to Singapore, return airfare from Singapore to a regional destination, 3 nights at a 5-star hotel in Singapore, 2 nights at a 5-star hotel in the regional destination of your choice and S$300 worth of Changi Dollar vouchers. Your choices of regional destinations include the following.

  • Bali, Indonesia
  • Chiang Mai, Thailand
  • Da Nang, Vietnam
  • Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
  • Langkawi, Malaysia
  • Lombok, Indonesia
  • Penang, Malaysia
  • Phnom Penh, Cambodia
  • Phuket, Thailand
  • Siem Reap, Cambodia
  • Vientiane, Laos
  • Yangon, Myanmar

You can enter anytime until August 31, 2013. Good luck!

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Westin Princeville Ocean Resort Villas

This gorgeous Category 6 Starwood vacation property on the Hawaiian Island of Kauai was a steal as a (then) category 5 redemption at 12,000 points/night (before it moved up to a category 6 on March 5, 2013). When combined with with the 'redeem 4 nights get the 5th free', this made for one of the best aspirational value redemptions I've ever made at 'just' 48,000 SPG points.

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Travelzoo Hawaiian Hideaway Sweepstakes

Travelzoo is running a Facebook sweepstakes here before April 30, 2013 for a chance to win a 7 day/6 night vacation on Oahu for two including round-trip coach airfare from nearest major airport and 6 nights at the JW Marriott Ihilani Resort & Spa. The potential grand prize winner can also take home $3,000 in cash in lieu of the trip so sign up now!

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Forensic Heroes II Review (2008)

Drama Rating: ****
Personal Rating: Enjoyable

The police investigation team led by Madam Leung from Forensic Heroes I returns with their forensic science division partners led by Officer Tim. Kevin Cheng and Charmaine Sheh join this series as bomb disposal expert Yeung Yat Sing and Senior Inspector Madam Ma respectively to help out on a new set of cases requiring the aid of the forensics team.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

DreamPlanGo Sweepstakes to Bora Bora!

DreamPlanGo is running a sweepstakes on their facebook page here with a chance to win a 7-day dream vacation for two to Bora Bora! You can enter until April 18, 2013 for a chance to get free roundrip coach airfare from the nearest major airport, six nights hotel/resort accommodations, ground transportation from the airport to the hotel and $1000 in spending money.  The total value of the prize is not to exceed $18000 (to be determined with their travel agents after winner is selected).

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Jean Georges Steakhouse

Continuing on with the previous trip to Las Vegas, located in the Aria Resort & Casino is Jean Georges Steakhouse, tucked away on the second floor past the entrance to the Cirque du Soleil Zarkana entrance. Having sampled Jean Georges Nougatine restaurant in New York previously for lunch, expectations were high.