Farrah Lapinid from Cebu has been gushing about her travel to Brazil last year with friends. In her Tumblr blog, she showcased how enthralling was her experience to visit the land of samba, of bossa nova, and of *gasp* World Cup fame – all because of Havaianas. The entire trip last July 2010 was extensively shouldered by our favorite flip-flop brand and finalists from Cebu bested 10 finalists all over the Philippines. This year, Havaianas once again is flying two lucky winners to Hawaii this April!

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Race to Hawaii by Havaianas | InstyleCebu

Always Summer: Race to Hawaii celebrates summer all year long by focusing on shared summer happiness and kindness among Filipinos, Havaianas believes that the summer spirit lives on even after the summer months. To kick off this campaign, Havaianas will hold Havaianas “Always Summer: Race to Hawaii”, a nationwide race that will challenge two-member teams to celebrate summer nationwide via summer tasks.

How to join:

1. Must be filipinos 18 yrs. and above who is fit to travel and engage in physical activities
2. Any single receipt purchase of two (2) Havaianas pairs from any participating Havaianas retailers from February 4, 2011 to March 27, 2011
3. One receipt, one Race to Hawaii scratch card
4. Register the unique code found after scratching your card in the www.havaianassummer.com website
5. Participants have until March 28, 2011, 11:59PM to register or add codes.
6. Weekly draw dates are on February 11, 18, and 25 and on March 4, 11, 18, and 30
7. Undrawn entries will still be eligible the following week, and additional codes will be considered as additional entries for the weekly draw.

Entries will be drawn manually on March 30, 2011 for the contest participants for the major prize – a slot to be one of the two-member teams in the regional leg of “Race to Hawaii.” The number of entries to be drawn per area is as follows:

Sixty-five (65) Metro Manila
Five (5) Central and Eastern Visayas
Five (5) Northern and Western Mindanao
Five (5) Southern and Eastern Mindanao
Five (5) Northern Luzon
Five (5) Central Luzon
Five (5) Southern Luzon
Five (5) Western Visayas


What are the Race Mechanics?
The Havaianas “Always Summer: Race to Hawaii” regional leg will take place on April 9 at 6:00 AM at the NBC Tent, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City. All participating teams will receive a special Havaianas gift pack upon registration at the venue. Teams must complete a series of fun summer-oriented tasks and those who finish the race will receive a premium gift pack from Havaianas.

What Happens in the Final Race?
Twenty (20) two-member teams verified to complete the race with the best time will be flown to Boracay, courtesy of Seair and The Tides Hotel Boracay, to compete in the finals leg for the ultimate prize: an all-expense-paid vacation to Hawaii. All twenty (20) teams must compete in a series of fun, summer-oriented tasks in Boracay to finish the race. The team with the best time wins the competition, and will fly to Hawaii to enjoy sunshine in a once-in-a-lifetime summer vacation.

Live like it’s always summer with Havaianas and experience summer fun and adventure from here to Boracay to Hawaii with Havaianas. Race begins at participating authorized Havaianas retailers.

Visit www.havaianassummer.com for more details. Per DTI-NCR No. 0554. Series of 2011. In Cebu, Havaianas Race to Hawaii participating outlets are All Flip Flops Ayala Center Cebu and SM City , Rustan’s, Republik, and R.O.X Ayala.