Friday, August 18, 2017

MamatheFox's Back to School Giveaway (US Only)

Welcome to the 2nd Annual MamatheFox's Back to School Giveaway

hosted by MamatheFox

Sponsors include: Wean Green, Momobaby, Gina's Soft Cloth, I See Me! 

and Teach My

This years giveaway will have (1) winner, who will take home: (1) pair of MomoBaby Shoes (up to $54 value), (1) Kitchen Set from WeanGreen ($55 value), (2) Teach My Yoga Mat Sets ($50 value), I See Me My U.S.A. Road Trip Gift Set with Map ($50 value) and a set of reusable lunchbox napkins from Gina's Soft Cloth!

This years prize is valued at over $200!





MamatheFox and all participating blogs are not held responsible for sponsors who fail to fulfill their prize obligations.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Multiforce Daily Supplement Giveaway


Have you wondered about what balancing your pH can do for you and your body? Multiforce helps you achieve optimal well being and all around good health. This daily supplement is easy to drink taste great and helps you on your journey to a better, healthier you. By Helping to neutralize the effects of harmful acidity caused by everyday lifestyles and diet, Multiforce helps you live life balanced.

Read more about Multiforce and to learn why you want to balance your pH

Sponsored by: Multiforce

Hosted by: MamatheFox.com

Enter for your chance to win (3) bottles of Multiforce valued at $90

(1 bottle of mango flavor, 1 bottle of unflavored and 1 bottle or lemon flavor)

Open to US only

Runs 8/16-8/31 - Winner pulled on 9/1

   
MamatheFox and all participating blogs are not held responsible for the sponsor who fails to fulfill their prize obligation.

Friday, August 11, 2017

How to Hire the Right Contractor?

You might find yourself in need of the services of a skilled contractor at some point in the future. A contractor is a person who is in charge of a crew of workers during a construction project. Needless to say, you need to be sure you hire a really good contractor. Otherwise, there is a chance that your construction work will not be done correctly. Therefore, it is important that you take the hiring of your contractor very seriously for the safety of your family. Here are some of the things that should be your primary concerns when you are going to be hiring a contractor.



1. What sort of track record does the contractor have?

You should always investigate the track record of any person you are thinking about hiring to do work at your home. This is especially the case when it comes to contractors. You need to be sure that this person is legit and has not been sued by any of his previous clients. A great place to find out a lot of good info about contractors in your area is the Better Business Bureau (BBB) website. They will give ratings to contractors based on a variety of factors. You should only consider hiring a contractor if he has received a high BBB rating. It is always important to know exactly who you are dealing with where your contractor is concerned.



2. Does the contractor have a valid license?

Why is it important for the garage remodeling contractor you hire to be licensed? You need to be sure that the contractor who is in charge of your construction project has received all of the necessary training that your state requires. There is no way to determine this unless you see a contractor's valid license to work in your state. Many people try to work as a contractor without a valid license. They are able to do this because many people simply assume that the contractor they hire is licensed. However, that is not always the case. Hiring an unlicensed contractor could mean that you will receive construction work that is substandard and dangerous.

3. Are the contractor and all of his workers covered by a current insurance policy?




It is essential that every person who performs construction work on your property have insurance coverage. This is because damage to your home and property can happen during the course of the construction project. The insurance coverage that the contractor has will compensate you for any damage that is sustained to your property. Do not take the contractor's word for it that he is insured. Make sure you ask to see his valid proof of insurance.

Monday, August 7, 2017

#WHERETONEXT : SADDLEBACK HAVEN

Summer has officially started. It simply means packing our bags, getting out of the house and enjoying a much-deserved vacation. 

With the right research and timing, no one has a concrete excuse of not being able to afford a vacation. We have so many options nowadays including the free seats offered by airlines and no more fuel surcharge. 

I have always dreamed of spending one summer vacation is a mountain haven but I do not have the courage to go mountain climbing. I want to be close to nature yet keeping the luxuries. Something cozy, inspiring and perfect. 

So, do you have any guesses about our #WHERETONEXT destination? 
Well, it's part of the 7,107 islands of the Philippines and it's going to be at the SADDLEBACK HAVEN.

SADDLEBACK HAVEN is a villa 2,800 feet above sea level. It is a 45-minute drive from Davao City. 

Photo Credit: Saddleback Haven/ AIRBNB

It features cool climate, fresh air, and lush greenery. The view at night is also breathtaking. 

Photo Credit: Saddleback Haven/ AIRBNB


The rooms are carefully designed to ensure that you'll have a good night sleep and prepare you for a day full of activities. 

Photo Credit: Saddleback Haven/ AIRBNB


Since part of our plan is to be close to nature, we are very excited to take a short hike nearby. 

Photo Credit: Saddleback Haven/ AIRBNB

If you are brave enough to face the cool weather, you can even take a dip in the nearby river. 

Photo Credit: Saddleback Haven/ AIRBNB


Horseback riding is also available but I am still undecided about it. I am only certain that I will be bringing lots of marshmallows because I am looking forward to spending the night underneath the stars and enjoy the bonfire. 

Photo Credit: Saddleback Haven/ AIRBNB

So, go ahead and have the vacation you have always dreamed of and feel at home with your #WhereToNext destination. It's about time you pack your bags and enjoy the world. 

Donate Your Old Clothes in Any H&M Branch and Get Discount Vouchers

Did you know that you can donate your old clothes to H&M?

H&M Philippines encourages customers to bring their old clothes (whether in good or bad condition) in exchange for store discount vouchers. This is their way of helping lessen the garbage brought about by the fashion industry. After all, fashion is too precious to end up in the landfills.  




How to donate?

There is no minimum number of pieces. You just have to fill a paper bag with old clothing (no matter what brand or condition) and bring to any H&M store nationwide. However, please take note that there is a limit of only 2 vouchers per customer per day regardless of how much clothes you are donating. (Approximately one bag full of clothes is equal to one 15% discount voucher) 




If you are curious what does H&M does with these donated clothes, these old garments are collected by their partner, I:Collect. These are then sorted into three categories: 

  • Rewear – old clothes that are still in good condition and can be resold.
  • Reuse – old clothes and textiles that can be reused and turned into other materials like cleaning cloths.
  • Recycle – everything else is turned into textile fibers, and used for things like insulation.
The proceeds are donated to H&M Foundation and split between social projects and recycling projects. Also, for every kilogram of garment collected, I:Collect donates 0.02 euros UNICEF Philippines. You can read more about it here

So, what are you waiting for? It's about time we all get stylish yet responsible Filipino citizens. 


Friday, August 4, 2017

Empyrean Bedding Giveaway

Welcome to the Empyrean Bedding Giveaway

Hosted by: MamatheFox

Co-Hosted by: Sonya's Happenings, Love, Mrs. Mommy & FROG Reviews and Ramblings

For this exciting giveaway, you have the chance to win (2) sets of Empyrean Bedding Sheet Sets!

   



MamatheFox and all participating blogs are not held responsible for sponsors who fail to fulfill their prize obligations. Open to US only. 

Thursday, August 3, 2017

20th Eigasai Japanese Film Festival is Happening on August 24-27 at SM City Bacolod

EIGASAI is the annual Japanese Film Festival held in the Philippines. It is presented and run by the Japan Foundation, Manila and in celebration of the Philippines-Japan Friendship Month. It is one of the largest and popular film festivals attracting over 20,000 audiences every year across the Philippines, showcasing a vast variety of cinematic delights from drama, romance, anime to recently released films in Japan. 


This year, it is happening across the country in 6 major cities including the City of Smiles - Bacolod. During the festival, Bacolod residents and those in nearby areas are invited to enjoy a FREE screening at SM City on August 24-27, 2017. 

Here is the list of the complete movie line-up:

  • Her Love Boils Bathwater

  • The Long Excuse

  • The Magnificent Nine

  • Tsukiji Wonderland

  • What a Wonderful Family!
  • Creepy
  • Chihayafuru Part.1
  • Chihayafuru Part.2
  • Sweet Bean (An)
  • The Anthem of the Heart
  • The Mohican Comes Home
  • Bakuman 
You read more about the movies that are going to be shown via this link. So, don't miss the chance to learn more about contemporary Japanese cinema, arts and culture. For the complete screening schedule, click here. Seats will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. 

Also, Japan Foundation, Manila and their sponsor, Canon Philippines are running a contest exclusive to residents of Bacolod where you can win a special prize plus limited edition EIGASAI polo shirt. Campaign will run until August 24, noon. You can check out the full details here.
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