The Promo I Would Have Joined

The company where I work for is truly into giving away prizes. In 2008, I remember it was a trip for two to Bahamas. In 2009, I remember it was Switzerland, Bali and Boracay . Just recently, and I was thoroughly involved with it, we gave away a trip to New York City

Now, it's not like I wouldn't have joined those because one of our backyard tests when creating promos is asking ourselves if we would join them given the chance. This time, I truly am frothing at the mouth to join our promo but as expected we can't. So I am hoping my dear readers can join instead:

Image from the Varekai site.

All a participant has to do is to log on to {you won't miss the Varekai banner in the middle of the website!}, enter your details and an itsy bitsy question of what you think of Sun Life. It's that easy!

Sun Life Financial is a proud sponsor of Varekai™ by Cirque du Soleil® which opens on June 22 under the Blue-and-Yellow Grand Chapiteau at the Luneta, across the Quirino Grandstand.
Pronounced as ver•ay•’kie meaning “wherever” in the Romany language of the gypsies, Varekai brings you into a captivating forest inhabited by whimsical and enchanted creatures.

In celebration of its 116th year in the country, Sun Life is giving away 116 tickets to lucky winners thru the “Experience the Sun, Experience Cirque du Soleil” promo. Interested parties must log-in to and answer a simple question about Sun Life. Moreover, participants may upload a video sharing any experience they have with the Company for a chance to win a free trip to New York City, USA.

The online promo can only be accessed from sunrise to sunset (from 6am to 6pm), Mondays through Fridays, from May 23 to June 17, 2011.

"We're thrilled to be a sponsor of Cirque du Soleil and align their awe-inspiring tour de force performances with Sun Life's brand," says Sun Life Philippines President and CEO Riza Mantaring. “Both of us share the sun as our core symbol and we both trace our roots back to Canada. We look forward to showcasing how bright life is under our sun and sponsoring Varekai is a preview of that.”

Of course I can say I know Sun Life as my employer {truly one of the best employers I know!} and that it makes a difference in the lives of Filipinos by helping them achieve financial security {which leads me to this wonderfully written blog about getting insured} and all that. But no amount of flowery words can win me two tickets to Varekai, a show I've shrieked so much about since I found out it was coming here. Besides, my boss would see my poor attempt in joining this contest and would just laugh at me when I get disqualified.

So please join. For me (no, not really). And maybe you'd like to take me with you if you win. =P

Don't forget, log on to:! Good luck!