Archives For February 2014


With just over a week to go, Valentines Day is fast approaching us. For many, it’s a time to celebrate love, while for others, it may just be a day to say “love sucks” and move on.

Personally, when I think of Valentines Day, immediately what comes to mind are heart-shaped chocolates, roses and little notes handed out at school from “secret admirers”.

This Valentines Day, Old Khaki is asking “What Valentines Day makes you think back on?” with their V-Day Flashbacks competition, giving you the opportunity to win R1500 worth of Old Khaki vouchers.

-Old Khaki Giftedited

How the competition works is pretty straight forward, and with social media usage being so popular, entering this competition should come as second nature to many.

So what exactly would I have to do to enter?

The V-Day Flashbacks competition opened this week Monday and continues until February, 12th and calls all lovesick nostalgics to share their best Valentines Day memories via either Facebook or Twitter.

If you are planning on entering on Facebook, visit the Old Khaki Facebook page, like it and scroll down their timeline to the post about the competition. There, leave you comment about your best Valentines Day memory and see if you can stand out from the rest.

If you are entering on Twitter, visit the Old Khaki Twitter handle, follow them and tweet them with either a short explanation of picture of your best Valentines Day gift.

All entrants are able to enter the competition, both on Facebook and Twitter, and winners will be announced on Wednesday, February, 12.

Entrants can stand a chance at winning one of two R1500 Old Khaki vouchers, one for each of the social media platform entries.

Use your gift card to spoil your loved one for Valentines Day, maybe to get that perfect gift, or even an outfit, the choice is yours and all you need to do is enter.

So even if Valentines Day isn’t quite your thing, this Old Khaki competition might just be the perfect way to add a little extra love to your day.


declare your love

Woolworths is spreading the love this season by giving away their R10 000 share of Woolworths gift cards to love-struck social media fans with their latest #declareyourlove competition.

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, love is in the air so why don’t you share some of it and stand a chance to win a R250 Woolworths gift voucher to spend on anything from clothing to shoes, accessories, underwear or even food.


Excited about this promotion, I immediately visited the Woolworths website where I got the necessary information I needed so that I, too, could be part of all of the love and submit my entry.

How the competition works is that, as a Woolworths shopper, declare your love via social media with a short poem, pic, witticism or anything that would make a heart happy.

Whether you are in a relationship, want to share a loving moment with family or even a best friend, Woolworths is encouraging the sharing of love and wants you to join to stand a chance to win, their way of sharing their love with you.

From February, 3 until February, 14, declare your love on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram by using the hashtag #declareyourlove. Woolworths will then contact a winner via the profile you have entered with at 4pm each day.

So, I did just that. I declared my love via Twitter, by tweeting a picture and short poem, remembering to end it off with my hashtag: #declareyourlove.

Now all I need to do is wait and see if I am a winner, so that I can spread a little more love through my love of shopping all thanks to Woolworths and their giveaway of love this season.


Ever wanted to spoil someone with the perfect getaway, but you weren’t too sure on where they’d like to go?

Lately I’ve been thinking a lot about this, particularly because I know of quite a few people getting married soon. The one question I find is commonly asked is, “So, where are you guys planning on going for your honeymoon?”

Tradition believes that it is the responsibility of the groom, or the groom’s family to take care of the honeymoon arrangements, but what if you want to surprise your bride with a trip to somewhere she’s actually being longing to visit, but just don’t know the place?

Or even moving away from weddings, wouldn’t a great Christmas, birthday or even anniversary gift be a nice travel getaway to destination of choice for whoever you may be surprising?

Flight Centre has found a solution to this almost ‘travel trivia’, if I could call it that. The Flight Centre gift card has become the perfect answer to all your travel decision making dilemmas.  Loadable to any amount from R100 to R20 000, choose to surprise your new bride, a friend, a family member or a loved one with a travel voucher giving them the opportunity to choose their destination of choice.

Flight Centre gift cards are now available from any of their 120 stores nationwide and can be used as partial or full payment towards flights, accommodation, packages, tours, car hire and more. The Flight Centre gift cards are also available to be redeemed at any of the Flight Centre branches.

So whether you’ve been wanting to surprise someone with a voucher towards their dream holiday to Thailand, gift someone a weekend away accommodation stay or offer them a chauffeured car hire experience and the likes, the Flight Centre gift card seems to be the perfectly packaged gift to make anyone’s travel dreams come true.

*For more about the gift card or how to purchase it, visit your nearest Flight Centre store and speak to one of their travel experts.