The ₱50K looloo Summer Giveaway!

Posted by on Mar 22, 2016 in Promos | No Comments

UPDATE: The giveaway has been extended! You can now write your qualified reviews until April 20, Wednesday, 11:59PM!


The upcoming Holy Week break could mean many things to different people: a religious occasion for some, the beginning of summer getaways for others, and for the rest of us, it just means we’ll be doing a lot of just. straight. chillin.

And now that we have the new looloo app (make sure you download it!), what better way to put our extra time to good use by writing reviews that will earn us entries to win prizes that can potentially ruin our “summer bodies”?!!

Yes, ladies and gents, we’re giving away Php 50,000 worth of prizes for this giveaway! And yes, most of them are food. Because what is life without food.

Summer-Body-Pooh

3 Raffle Prizes + 4 Category Prizes

There will be 3 randomly selected winners of Php 10,000 worth of food from our partner restaurants. The category winners will win Php 5,000 worth of prizes each from our partner restaurants and our sponsor, Digital Walker. Here are the categories: Best Restaurant Review, Best Hotel Review, Best Review Photo, and Best Travel Review.

In case you’re wondering — why yes, you can win multiple times! (Just ask Mary Love S. on the looloo app!)

Category Details
Random Winner #1 Php 10,000 Worth of Prizes:
Php 3,000 worth of GCs from Morganfield’s, Php 3,000 GC/loyalty card from House of Wagyu, 2,500 worth of GCs from IHOP, and Php 1,500 from Johnny Kahuku
Random Winner #2 Php 10,000 Worth of Prizes:
Php 3,000 worth of GCs from Morganfield’s GCs, Php 3,000 GC/loyalty card from House of Wagyu, Php 2,000 worth of GCs from IHOP, and Php 2,000 worth of GCs from Alab Restaurant
Random Winner #3 Php 10,000 Worth of Prizes:
Php 3,000 worth of GCs from Morganfield’s, Php 3,000 GC/loyalty card from House of Wagyu, Php 2,000 worth of GCs from Alab Restaurant, Php 1,000 worth of GCs from The Halal Guys, and Php 1,000 worth of GCs from IHOP
Best Restaurant Review Php 5,000 Worth of Prizes:
A Fitbit Flex worth Php 4,599 from Digital Walker and Php 500 worth of GCs from IHOP
Best Travel Review Php 5,000 Worth of Prizes:
A Fitbit Flex worth Php 4,599 from Digital Walker and Php 500 worth of GCs from Johnny Kahuku
Best Hotel Review Php 5,000 Worth of Prizes:
Php 2,000 worth of Alab Restaurant GCs, Php 2,000 worth of IHOP GCs, and Php 1,000 worth of GCs from Johnny Kahuku
Best Review Photo Php 5,000 Worth of Prizes:
Php 2,000 worth of Alab Restaurant GCs, Php 1,000 worth of Morganfield’s GCs, Php 1,000 worth of Johnny Kahuku GCs, Php 500 worth of The Halal Guys GCs, and Php 500 worth of IHOP GCs.
NEW: Best Adventure Review The Capra Rapid from Merrell Philippines!
Slip on a pair of the newest addition to the Capra collection – the Capra Rapid! Perfect for wet, slick, and unpredictable terrain thanks to its M Select ™ Wet Grip and mountain goat hoof-inspired siped sole. #getawaytoadventure #MerrellPH

 

HOW DO YOU JOIN?!

  1. First of all, we need to know you even want these prizes! To do that, you’ll just need to add the hashtag #50ksummergiveaway to ONE of your looloo reviews. Just one! When you add this to any of your reviews (even if you add it during the last day of the giveaway), your qualified entries will automatically be added and categorized. So whether it’s a restaurant, hotel, or travel review, it will be entered automagically! (Guys, we don’t want you adding the hashtag to all your reviews, please. Just ONCE and it will be counted! We pinky swear!)
  2. You can check if you’ve successfully joined the giveaway by going to amipartofthelooloogiveaway.com. Just type in your email address that’s associated with your looloo account and hit enter to find out!
  3. Now that you’ve let it known that you’re joining the giveaway, it’s now time to start earning entries!
    • There are SEVEN prizes you can possibly win — Best Travel Review, Best Hotel Review, Best Restaurant Review, Best Review Photo plus THREE prizes where you get chosen randomly no matter the category. You can start writing your looloo reviews about places under whatever category but remember:
      1. the review has to have a nice photo,
      2. they have to have at least 1,000 characters,
      3. and they must be written beginning today, March 22, 2016.
      4. For hotel reviews, the hotel stay must be within the last 12 months. We may ask for proof (receipt or booking confirmation) if your review is selected.
    • Contest ends on April 20, 2016 at 11:59PM. We will announce the winners live on Facebook and Twitter on April 21, 2016. We may run a looloo Twitter pop quiz! So make sure to tune in!

More reviews mean more chances of winning!!! Good luck everyone! 

Show off your latest looloo reviews on YOUR Facebook Page!

Posted by on Mar 8, 2016 in Product Updates | No Comments

Attention restaurateurs and business owners! We have a brand new product just for you!

With the looloo Facebook Tab App, you can now highlight your most recent looloo reviews to your Facebook Page Followers.

looloo app de Facebook es muy bien!

The looloo Facebook App will show off your restaurant’s overall rating and the most recent reviews from looloo and display it in a fancy tab on your Facebook Page. This will always be updated because it will pull the most recent information from looloo. It will display the address, most recent overall rating and its breakdown, and the most recent reviews submitted.

If you’re interested to try this out, holla back by sending an email to hello@nulllooloo.com.

 

We’re giving away Morganfield’s GCs worth ₱2,500 to TWO lucky looloo reviewers!

Posted by on Jan 30, 2016 in Promos | No Comments

Ginormous pork ribs flown in from Spain await two lucky looloo reviewers who submit their reviews using the new looloo for web! With GCs worth ₱2,500, you can get a crazydiculously filling meal – get their Spare Ribs, Baby Back or maybe even their sausages!

Morganfield's Philippines

Read all about the newly-opened Morganfield’s in Uptown Mall, Bonifacio Global City here: http://insights.looloo.com/morganfields-philippines/

Morganfield's Giveaway

“OK OK, how do I join?”

  1. Submit a looloo review (with a photo and at least 1,000 characters) using the new looloo for the web. Read about how you can do that HERE.
  2. All qualified looloo reviews submitted beginning January 29, 2015 (12:01 AM) until February 7, 2015 (11:59PM) will be automatically added to the list of possible winners!
  3. The two winners will be chosen randomly and announced live on Twitter on February 8, Monday, at 1:30 PM.
  4. Remember, to be eligible for this giveaway, you must:
    • Submit a looloo review using the new looloo for web.
    • Submit a looloo review that has a photo.
    • Submit a looloo review that has at least 1,000 characters.
    • Any category counts! So it doesn’t matter whether it’s a restaurant, hotel, spa, or travel review!

Calling All Filipino Photographers! Display Your Local Travel Photo on looloo!

Posted by on Jan 26, 2016 in Community | 4 Comments

UPDATE:

Hello Shutterbugs!

After opening up photo submissions to our creatively-charged community, many of you have shared spectacular imagery with us. We’ve taken your photos and put them in the spotlight on hundreds of key location pages throughout the all-new looloo.com, where they’re now representing some of the most pristine locations in the world.

And more opportunity awaits!

We still have open slots for many less traveled, yet equally gorgeous areas within the Philippines.

Below is our “short list” of additional locations that we’re looking to shower with photo-love. And here’s the full list.

  • Pagadian
  • Paco, Manila
  • Lanao del Norte
  • Abra
  • Lucena
  • Little Tokyo (Makati)
  • Agusan del Sur
  • Mandaue
  • Masbate
  • Tagbilaran
  • Taytay, Rizal
  • Tagum
  • Katipunan (QC)
  • Maginhawa (QC)
  • Olongapo
  • Silang
  • Cainta
  • Marinduque
  • Catanduanes
  • Isabela (Cagayan Valley)
  • Malolos

Have a match on either list? Send your best shots to photos@nulllooloo.com. Have a snap-happy friend? Send them this post and help spread the news! We’ll always give credit to the photographer, and are grateful for each and every submission.

photo submissions 3

Here’s a handy checklist for your submissions:

  • No selfies, please!
  • The bigger the better, large photos work best.
  • Photos should be in landscape/horizontal orientation.
  • Submit photos by emailing them to us at photos@nulllooloo.com. Include your name and the photo location in the subject line (“Panglao Island, Bohol – Spongebob Squarepants”).

For multiple photos or if you have more to tell us, just jot it down in the email.

By submitting your photos, you give us permission to use it and assure us that it’s your original work. Don’t worry, we won’t pretend that we shot the photo ourselves.

looloo is on iOS, Android, and now on the WEB!

Posted by on Jan 13, 2016 in Product Updates | No Comments

After working feverishly on making sure our friends on Android can also write looloo reviews, we thought we’d come up with something special for our friends who use their desktop computers/laptops a lot!

Write your looloo reviews using your favorite web browser.

It doesn’t matter whether you want to write reviews while at work (we won’t tell anyone!) or just because it’s much faster to write using your computer keyboard – the important thing is, you can now write reviews using your web browser! We just hope your favorite browser isn’t Netscape!

Step 1: Sign in to your looloo account!

looloo Web Sign-In

Go to looloo.com and click on that sign-in button at the top right!

Step 2: Start writing reviews!

Write Reviews looloo

Yup! You can now write looloo reviews using your web browser!

Aside from writing reviews, you can also do all sorts of things that you used to only be able to do using the looloo app!

  1. Write comments on reviews – you can even tag/mention people you follow!
  2. Show your appreciation and like reviews.
  3. Follow other awesome looloo reviewers.
  4. Check your notifications!
  5. And even save places to your looloo lists.

Read about different cities and provinces in the Philippines!

Not only do you get to learn about all these places, you also get to see gorgeous photos – some of them submitted by awesome (and very generous) photographers! Take a look at some of our province profiles like Cebu, Palawan or Banaue! Want to read more about the cities in Manila? Check out Quezon City, Bonifacio Global City, and Manila!

Join looloo’s 12 Days of Giveaways!

Posted by on Dec 10, 2015 in Promos | No Comments

The hugot tweets we got from those who didn’t win anything from the last looloo giveaway finally got to us. Tao lang kami guys, may damdamin din. #loljk

But seriously, we just wanted another opportunity for those who were a bit unlucky in the last giveaway. So in the spirit of the holiday season, here’s one more giveaway before the year ends!

Hopefully, you’ll win something! Especially if you’ve been bad this year, since you’re obviously getting jack squat from Santa.

12 Days of Giveaways

Beginning tomorrow, December 11, we’ll start giving away prizes every day for 12 days to random (but very lucky) qualified looloo reviewers!

One reviewer (who wrote a qualified review for each day) will be randomly chosen and announced live at 2PM the very next day on our Twitter account.

We’ll do this every day until December 22, 2015.

What are the prizes?!?

We can’t tell you right now but what we can tell you is that the value of the prizes will just keep going UP! Here’s a clue: this giveaway will not be possible without our friends from The Bistro Group, World Traveller, and Toby’s Sports! Woohoo!

Tomorrow, we’ll start off looloo’s 12 Days of Giveaways with Php 1,000 worth of GCs from Fish and Co.!

Keep checking our Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram accounts to find out if you won and what the prize is for next day’s giveaway!

How to join:

  1. Make sure you show your intent to join the giveaway by adding #12Days anywhere in ONE looloo review. (You do not need to keep adding this to your reviews. Once added, it will automagically qualify you for the entire duration of the giveaway.)
  2. Write a qualified review.
    • Must have a photo.
    • Must have at least 1,000 characters or 150 words.
    • ANY category counts! So whether it’s a restaurant, hotel, spa, or travel review – they will count!
  3. Find out if you’re part of the 12 Days of Giveaways by going to amipartofthelooloogiveaway.com.

The First-Ever Enchanted Kingdom looloo rendezvoos! [Sponsored]

Posted by on Nov 5, 2015 in Community | No Comments

Just because it’s a looloo rendezvoos (intentionally double o for looloo branding hehe), doesn’t mean it always has to be a restaurant!

This past October 10, we were lucky enough to have Enchanted Kingdom sponsor our visit to their magical kingdom in Laguna.

Since a lot of us haven’t been to EK in years, we weren’t quite sure what to expect from our Saturday adventure. Will it still look like the awesome theme park that it was when we were younger? Will the rides still be as scary? More importantly, will we see Eldar the wizard?!

Enchanted Kingdom

As we entered, we quickly saw that the park was packed! It may have been a bit crowded but it was pretty refreshing to see young kids still going with their families and friends to a theme park instead of going to the mall on a weekend… or playing Minecraft.

And surprisingly, after all these years (they’re celebrating their 20th year this year w00t!), Enchanted Kingdom still looks the same! The park is kept clean and you’ll always see someone cleaning up – whether it’s in the food court or near the rides.

Right when we got our park bands, we talked about our first order of business: hit up a lula-friendly ride safe for everyone. (Some of us just haven’t overcome our roller coaster phobia just yet hehe.) Looking at the handy Enchanted Kingdom map, it was an easy decision to make – the Flying Fiesta: a ginormous swing ride that rotates, lifts, drops, and tilts.

Falling in line took about twenty to thirty minutes which gave us more than enough time to chitchat with fellow looloo reviewers …and also try to calm ourselves down before the (one minute) ride. It was a good starting ride that got some of us already screaming at the top of our lungs, holding on for our dear lives. For some though, it was only a teaser ride.

From the famous Anchors Away to the kid-friendly Roller Skater to the classic Space Shuttle, the hunt for the most laglag-puso ride was on. And find it we did!

Called the EKstreme Tower, expect to be brought up 40 meters high before suddenly being dropped at 76 kph with your heart still in the air. Jairus D. even called it a “split second near-death experience!”
 

Even though we stayed at the park for 5 hours, we still thought it felt a bit bitin! It was definitely a well-spent Saturday with looloo friends at a theme park that’s been bringing friends and families together for twenty years! Thank you again to the Enchanted Kingdom team for having us! You can read what reviewers are saying about Enchanted Kingdom here.

P.S. We also got really lucky that when we went, there was a fireworks competition going on!

The looloo Explorer Pack Giveaway!

Posted by on Oct 19, 2015 in Promos | One Comment
The looloo Explorer Pack Giveaway!

This time of the year is usually when we start hunting for cool prizes to give away to lucky reviewers. While a 5-bedroom condo unit would have been a nice prize, we thought that was a bit boring.

Instead…we’re giving away multiple sets of cool prizes!

Up for grabs are different looloo Explorer Packs that we put together for specific category winners.

1: The looloo Travel Reviewer Explorer Pack
An explorer pack that’s perfect for the adventurous who love the outdoors, this prize package is just begging to be taken to Mt. Pulag, Nagsasa Cove, or even Tumalog Falls!

What’s inside:

  1. The North Face Backpack (Special thanks to our friends from R.O.X Philippines!)
  2. A Coleman sleeping bag
  3. A Coleman camping tent
  4. Anker external battery
  5. Other cool items we’ll reveal soon!

Coleman Tent Prize

 

2: The looloo Hotel Reviewer Explorer Pack
These days, what is traveling without taking photos and videos you can post on Facebook and YouTube?! Whether you just want wide-angle selfies or crazy videos of your latest adventure, this looloo Explorer Pack should help with that.

What’s Inside:

  1. A brand-new GoPro HERO4 SILVER. o__O
  2. Anker external battery
  3. Other cool items we’ll reveal soon!

GoPro Hero4 Silver

3: The looloo Restaurant Reviewer Explorer Pack
True explorers don’t just discover new travel destinations or activities, they’re also open-minded when it comes to eating. This means constantly trying new flavors and visiting all sorts of restaurants!

After all that eating, you probably won’t be thin and light, but review enough restaurants on looloo, and you may just win something that is.

What’s inside:

  1. A brand spankin’ new Apple iPad Air 2 fresh from our friends at Beyond the Box.
  2. Other cool items we’ll reveal soon!

BTB iPad Air2

BUT WAIT, THERE’S MORE!

More chances of winning guyz. If you can’t rely on luck, rely on your abilities!

Best Review Photo Winner
The looloo gods of luck may not choose your qualified review as the looloo Explorer Pack winner but if you bank on your photography skillz, you may just win the following:

  1. A 3-Day stay at the Remington Hotel. Because you deserve a break from taking such gorgeous photos!
  2. Resorts World restaurant vouchers worth Php 3,000. Because you need to eat after resting!
  3. Other cool items we’ll reveal soon!

Most Liked Review Winner
No luck and also no photography skillz to rely on? You better hope you’re popular. Because if you are, you may just win these:

  1. Php 5,000 worth of Starbucks anything! Spend it on frappuccinos or spend it on a sh*t-ton of Cavendish bananas, we don’t care!
  2. Anker external battery. In case your battery runs out while you’re at Starbucks.
  3. Other cool items we’ll reveal soon!

Longest Review Winner
Not lucky, no photography skillz AND not popular?! They say hard work pays off and maybe this time, it will. Write the longest review and this one’s all yours:

  1. A Fully Booked gift certificate worth Php 5,000. Get all the Feng Shui books, Photography for Dummies books, and How-To-Be Popular books!
  2. Anker external battery. In case your battery runs out while you’re reading.
  3. A looloo hoodie. A hard worker like you deserves to have one.
  4. Other cool items we’ll reveal soon!

HOW DO YOU JOIN?!

  1. First of all, we need to know you even want these prizes! To do that, you’ll just need to add the hashtag #loolooexplorerpackgiveaway to ONE of your looloo reviews.  When you add this to any of your reviews, your qualified entries will automatically be categorized. So whether it’s a restaurant, hotel, or travel review, it will be entered automagically! (Guys, we don’t want you adding the hashtag to all your reviews, please. Just ONCE and it will be counted! We pinky swear!)
  2. You can check if you’ve successfully joined the giveaway by going to amipartofthelooloogiveaway.com. Just type in your email address that’s associated with your looloo account and hit enter to find out!
  3. Now that you’ve let it known that you’re joining the giveaway, it’s now time to start earning entries!
    • There are three main categories where you can possibly win — Travel, Hotel, and Restaurant. You can start writing your looloo reviews about places under these categories BUT:
      1. the review has to have a nice photo,
      2. they have to have at least 1,000 characters or 150 words,
      3. and they must be written beginning October 1, 2015.
      4. For hotel reviews, the hotel stay must be within the last 12 months. We may ask for proof (receipt or booking confirmation) if your review is selected.
    • Don’t forget about the consolation prizes! ;)
    • The Travel, Hotel, and Restaurant Explorer Pack Winners will be randomly chosen.
    • Contest ends on November 30, 2015. We will announce the winners live on Facebook and Twitter on December 3, 2015, Thursday.

More reviews mean more chances of winning!!! Good luck everyone! #letsdothis

looloo for Android Version 1.1: Now You Can Create Your Own looloo Profile!

Posted by on Jun 9, 2015 in Product Updates | No Comments

Woohoo! We now have an improved Early Access version of looloo for Android! Have a look at what we’ve added in this update:

looloo for Android v1.1

  1. You can now create your own looloo profile! Oh em chee! You can even add your website, your Instagram username, and something creative in there to describe yourself! Don’t forget to add your profile photo!
  2. Whether it’s your Facebook friends or suggested users, you can now follow other looloo users! W00t! This means you can now have your very own “Following” feed on looloo where you get to see only the reviews of the people you choose to follow!
  3. Spotted a place that you want to bookmark or save for later when you’re in the area? Save it to your looloo list! Add places to the pre-made Favorites or Must-Try lists — or create your own! Sort them by location, cuisine, type of place, etc. for easy access when you’re out and about.
  4. Found a bug or just want to drop us a message? Go to your Profile tab and tap the gear icon on the top right hand corner of your screen! You can choose to send us feedback (we appreciate a warm hello once in a while hehe) or report a bug!

For those itching to write reviews on looloo, don’t worry!!! We’re still working night and day to make sure you’ll get it as soon as possible! Patience as they say is a virtue… right?!

Download looloo for Android NOW!

P.S. We left a little note somewhere in our Play Store app update! ;)

 

looloo Giveaway: Write a Review and Get a Chance to Win Two (2) Movie Passes to See the Pacquiao vs. Mayweather Fight!

Posted by on Apr 27, 2015 in Promos | No Comments

Think #Laboracay is overrated? Instead, would you rather be in an uncrowded, air-conditioned movie theater, comfortably watching our Pambansang Kamao take down Mayweather — live?

That’s us, too. So you can just imagine how much willpower and discipline it took us to NOT take this one for ourselves. We have a pair of tickets to see Pacquiao vs. Mayweather at The Podium mall in Ortigas! Good seats, too!

Pacquiao vs. Mayweather

We’re just looking for the right people who want it! But of course, they can’t just be anyone. They have to be awesome looloo reviewers – or at least one of them.

The fight of the century is happening this Sunday so you have a very limited time to send in your entries! If you want to score these tickets, here’s how you can win:

  1. Write a looloo review. The review must be at least 60 words AND must come with a photo.
  2. At the end of your review, for us to count your entry, you must add the hashtag #LabanManny. This is important! We won’t be able to count your entry if you don’t add the hashtag!
  3. We will pick a random winner by Thursday, April 30, 12NN and announce it on our Facebook and Twitter accounts!

As always, the more reviews you have, the more chances of winning!

For Pacquiao fans, if there’s a better time to get rid of your looloo review backlog or to start reviewing, it’s now!