Jul 3, 2011

A week’s worth of text promos

I often receive text ads from a few gay establishments announcing various promos they have for the upcoming night(s). To give you an idea of the type of messages that I receive, shown below is one week’s worth of text messages from BED, Queeriosity Palace, Fahrenheit, and Playroom. As expected, I have never received such messages from Club Bath and I think I received a couple or so from Epitome way, way before but that establishment now prefers to do their announcements on PlanetRomeo.

Here’s some trivia. BED only uses 1 number to send messages with. Fahrenheit has used 6 different numbers so far and all start with 0918. Playroom uses at least 5 numbers, while Queeriosity Palace has used a whopping 8 different numbers, all Globe. And one observation I have is that some of these establishments is in serious need of a good copywriter.

June 26, Sunday

Queeriosity Palace, 12pm: HAPPY PRIDE MONTH PROMO at QUEERIOSITY on JUNE 27,(MON) 100 NO TIME ALL NIGHT! Show this message to avail this promo. You're gonna Love Q for Forever!

Fahrenheit, 9pm: Last Registration for d 9th Annual Search 4 MS.F UNIVERSE 2011 wil b 2nyt June 26 Sun. at fahrenheit 10pm shrp. Pls. Bring ur she-male photos. Winner wil rcv 30k

June 27, Monday

Fahrenheit, 9am: 2nyt June 27 "HOT & COLD" Mon. at fahrenheit cum early 2 avail 120php NTRANCE FEE & Make every1 Xperience HOT by freezing in COLD w/ ur Tender & Warm embrace


June 28, Tuesday

BED, 3pm: Bed Manila brings you the Official KYLIE FEVER Bar Tour Party! july 1, Friday. get a chance to WIN 2 prime ticket to Kylie's concert at the Araneta Coliseum!

June 29, Wednesday

Fahrenheit, 7am: 2nyt June 29 at fahrenheit its Stormbreking Show Presentati0n feat."D'PRINSESAS" & "D'DREAM BOYZ" w/MR.SHOOTER 7pm-7:05 120 7:06 Onwrdz 180+1 mon. FREE mEmbrshp

Queeriosity Palace, 3pm: BIRTHDAY BASH and KARAOKE NIGHT on JUNE 30 (THU) at QUEERIOSITY! Free Entrance to ALL BDAY CELE.Just show your ID w/ BDATE to avail.150 pesos b4 7pm.GORAH NA!

June 30, Thursday

Queeriosity Palace, 10am: BIRTHDAY BASH and KARAOKE NIGHT on JUNE 30 (THU) at QUEERIOSITY! Free Entrance to ALL BDAY CELE.Just show your ID w/ BDATE to avail.150 pesos b4 7pm.GORAH NA! [re-sent SMS -ed.]

Fahrenheit, 11am: 2nyt June 30 its "SHAKE IT" Thurs. At fahrenheit cum early to avail 120php NTRANCE FEE & avail 120php 2 ol mmbers starts at "J" in 1st name or "J" in last name.

Playroom, 12nn: Tonight! JUNE 30 (Thurs) Avail the Promo 6pm-9pm 120php! 9pm on-wards 200php! enjoy the night only here at PLAYROOM Tel: 4899339

BED, 12nn: BED Manila presents! The ULTIMATE White Party 2011! This Saturday July 02, Music by the 4-Play DJs! Toy Armada, Brian Cua, Ohm-R and Arrjae Puno. This is the BIGGEST white party ever! Get a chance to win the latest MyPhone handset! This event is brought to you by Dove Men Care, MyPhone, Bliss Pleasure Enchancing Lubricant, Socie-Tee and New You magazine!

July 1, Friday

Fahrenheit, 10am: Last Regstration 4 d 9th Annual Search 4 MS. F UNIVERSE'11 July 01 Fri. at fahrenheit 10pm shrp. Pls. Bring ur she-male photos. Winner wil rcv 30k +1yr fre ntrance. [’kala ko ba last na yung sa 26th? -ed.]

Playroom, 3pm: Tonight! July 1 (fri) BRING A FRIEND! and you pay 20php! 150php all-night! just show valid ID! tara! Gora na! only here at PLAYROOM TEL: 4899339!

July 2, Saturday

Fahrenheit, 9 am: 2nyt July 02 Saturday its "PARTY FEVER" at fahrenheit Njoy dncing 0n d dnzflr by ur Manilas Hottest DJ NICO free Ntrance 2 ol d mmbers & n0n-mmbers. Pls pass.


^travis wrote on July 3, 2011 at 3:41 PM:

BED sends spam email, too. maybe there's an unsubscribe link somewhere in the msg, i'm wondering why i don't have the initiative to click it. hahaha. Just dropped by and followed your blog.

horcrux13 wrote on July 3, 2011 at 3:43 PM:

I always received such text promos from Playroom. I dont wanna go back there coz I didnt enjoyed the establishment

taurus top wrote on July 6, 2011 at 5:28 PM:

vince, you are right in stating that epitome doesnt send so much text messages because we respect the privacy of our members and guests (eg. bf accidentally reads the text without knowing that his beau goes to E? or secretary or personal asst. reads it aloud in a board meeting? he he)

but there are times we do send text messages on special occasions only..like anniversary(july) or xmas(dec) parties

and yes we only post on planetromeo through the epitome forum of the on-going promos or scheduled shows

our regular members/guests are well informed because we post the announcements on our bulletin board at epitome when they get to visit

hopefully my text messages doesnt require a copy editor (he he), its a challenge to create a precise, simplified, and correct message especially when one has to consider the lenght via text...

i hope this info would enlighten your loyal readers and fans

more power to you discreet manila!!

Vince (Discreet Manila) wrote on July 15, 2011 at 2:33 AM:

@travis, hope you enjoy reading this blog!

@horcrux13, PR can have its charms somehow, but I agree that the place is not for everyone.

@taurus top, thanks for enlightening the readers regarding E's promotional policy. ;-)

Jonny Rock wrote on September 11, 2011 at 10:14 PM:

how do you get on the lists for txt updates? I plan on being back in nov and it would be nice to know of any last minute promos

Vince (Discreet Manila) wrote on September 12, 2011 at 4:32 AM:

@Jonny, when you fill out the membership form, just provide your cellphone number.