14 Jan2015

P1020147

I was at the Dimasalang flower market bright and early yesterday morning. I forgot, Tuesday is absolutely the worst day for flowers. The selection was abysmal and the prices of roses after the recent cold snap and before the ridiculous Valentine’s rose rush were exorbitant so I ended up with loads and loads of these blooms instead. Their name temporarily escapes my mind, but that isn’t important.

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They were a relative bargain in comparison with some of the stuff you can blow your budget on at the flower market. And I managed to make three large arrangements out of my purchases, and they sit in three different spots of our living/dining room as I type this. I promised some contests/giveaways so here goes. ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS GUESS WHAT THE TOTAL COST OF THE THREE ARRANGEMENTS ARE. Leave a comment with the guess (Ex. PHP2,300 or PHP112) and make sure you use an email address that is active and where I can contact you.

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Only one entry per email address, but to increase your chances, you can ask all your family members or friends to post an answer and I will still consider that an acceptable entry. The answer that is closest to the actual amount will win two bottles of jam, for pick-up in an agreed location in Manila or from one of our branches in Cebu. I would offer to LBC it to you anywhere in the Philippines, but oddly, LBC doesn’t like bottles with semi-liquids in them like jam. If you live abroad you can play as well, but a relative of yours will have to pick up the goodies here in Manila or Cebu.

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Remember, just guess the total cost of the three large arrangements (not four, just three) by leaving a comment on this post. Florists and professionals who buy flowers often are welcome to join, just don’t let anyone else know you have insider information. But then again, prices fluctuate from day to day so it’s still a guesstimate at best. Good luck everyone! Sister’s jams are homemade, and some experimental, but they aren’t ever for sale, so just think of this as a priceless prize. :)

 

COMMENTS:

  1. psychomom says:

    500 pesos???

    Jan 14, 2015 | 5:11 am

     
  2. Guia says:

    I have been away too long. Guessing PHP 2000.

    Jan 14, 2015 | 5:34 am

     
  3. Connie C says:

    Moonshots…..won’t it be nice if MM auctioned his artwork in photos above?

    My wild guess for the long lasting three alstroemeria arrangements Php 540?

    Is that you MM with a camera behind the smoky glass window pointing the camera to someone across on the other side who has his/her camera aimed in your direction?

    Jan 14, 2015 | 5:39 am

     
  4. MayS says:

    950?

    Jan 14, 2015 | 5:43 am

     
  5. Eileen says:

    My guess is P1,200.00.

    Jan 14, 2015 | 6:08 am

     
  6. Joey says:

    PhP 873.50 ;-)
    Ganda pati ng BenCab…

    Jan 14, 2015 | 6:47 am

     
  7. Liv says:

    800

    Jan 14, 2015 | 7:12 am

     
  8. scott says:

    guessing P1860

    Jan 14, 2015 | 7:15 am

     
  9. Lady says:

    435 pesos?

    Jan 14, 2015 | 7:16 am

     
  10. ldlr says:

    300

    Jan 14, 2015 | 7:46 am

     
  11. Debbie says:

    My guess – P900 for the 3 arrangements

    Jan 14, 2015 | 7:47 am

     
  12. Lucy says:

    PhP450

    Jan 14, 2015 | 8:12 am

     
  13. Rona Y says:

    PHP 375

    Is the winner the closest without going over?

    Jan 14, 2015 | 8:19 am

     
  14. Richard says:

    Php450

    Jan 14, 2015 | 9:05 am

     
  15. Betchay says:

    P750

    Jan 14, 2015 | 9:06 am

     
  16. hiddendragon says:

    P375. On my way to buy wheat bread now.

    Jan 14, 2015 | 9:11 am

     
  17. Mike says:

    PHP 1500. They look like they’re from the rhododendron family

    Jan 14, 2015 | 9:16 am

     
  18. Irene says:

    600? Nice Bencab btw :)

    Jan 14, 2015 | 9:16 am

     
  19. csp says:

    300

    Jan 14, 2015 | 9:29 am

     
  20. pepeng kaliwete says:

    Php660.00

    Jan 14, 2015 | 9:42 am

     
  21. rosa says:

    Php1100 :)

    Jan 14, 2015 | 9:42 am

     
  22. jay p says:

    750!

    Jan 14, 2015 | 9:45 am

     
  23. Ley says:

    P1,350.00

    Jan 14, 2015 | 9:54 am

     
  24. izaia says:

    php1600

    Jan 14, 2015 | 10:14 am

     
  25. Karina says:

    Php600! :)

    Jan 14, 2015 | 10:14 am

     
  26. chad says:

    Php 1095

    Jan 14, 2015 | 10:26 am

     
  27. Annie says:

    I think it cost P620.00

    Jan 14, 2015 | 10:26 am

     
  28. heck says:

    hmmmm…960 Php :)

    Jan 14, 2015 | 10:27 am

     
  29. ihid says:

    600pesos

    Jan 14, 2015 | 10:31 am

     
  30. ariel says:

    P 900.00 is my guess, and I’m doing this because I am a sucker for fruit jams.

    Jan 14, 2015 | 10:31 am

     
  31. Charo says:

    Php530

    Jan 14, 2015 | 10:37 am

     
  32. Mylene E. says:

    P800.00 – oh that’s a Bencab…no wonder it looks really nice…

    Jan 14, 2015 | 10:46 am

     
  33. ami says:

    My guess is P480 and those are alstroemerias also called peruvian lily/lily of the incas or parrot lily.

    Jan 14, 2015 | 10:49 am

     
  34. Natie says:

    Wild guess :P800.00 for three

    Jan 14, 2015 | 11:01 am

     
  35. meekerz says:

    Php 600.00

    Jan 14, 2015 | 11:08 am

     
  36. Stinker says:

    ..Php 1200..

    Jan 14, 2015 | 11:19 am

     
  37. ysa says:

    i’d say P520.00, and those are gourgeous flowers!

    Jan 14, 2015 | 11:24 am

     
  38. resagirl says:

    650.00

    Jan 14, 2015 | 11:25 am

     
  39. kakusina says:

    My guess is P333. Hehehe 3 is my favorite number.

    Jan 14, 2015 | 11:34 am

     
  40. betty q. says:

    P1,050 for 3 arrangements totalling maybe about 21 dozens of alstroemerias.

    Jan 14, 2015 | 11:58 am

     
  41. Kaye says:

    P150.00 :)

    Jan 14, 2015 | 12:16 pm

     
  42. jenneth says:

    my guess is 850.00

    Jan 14, 2015 | 12:17 pm

     
  43. belle says:

    My guess P675.00. I hope I get those delicious jams from sister.

    Jan 14, 2015 | 12:19 pm

     
  44. Esquire says:

    780:)

    Jan 14, 2015 | 12:35 pm

     
  45. Caddy says:

    Hmm,… Php683

    Jan 14, 2015 | 12:36 pm

     
  46. lili says:

    382 :)

    Jan 14, 2015 | 12:40 pm

     
  47. Cancan says:

    315! :p

    Jan 14, 2015 | 1:17 pm

     
  48. Greens and Blossoms says:

    P360 for the 3 arrangements

    Jan 14, 2015 | 1:17 pm

     
  49. Mitz says:

    325?

    Jan 14, 2015 | 1:19 pm

     
  50. madgwenny says:

    299 pesos

    Jan 14, 2015 | 1:25 pm

     
  51. Ria says:

    585 pesos =)

    Jan 14, 2015 | 2:14 pm

     
  52. Cha says:

    Php845

    Jan 14, 2015 | 2:14 pm

     
  53. Lee says:

    I want the contents of the tray with the last bouquet.

    Jan 14, 2015 | 2:16 pm

     
  54. ALMA says:

    I agree with Lee. I want those too. -)

    Jan 14, 2015 | 2:23 pm

     
  55. Yolly says:

    P658

    Jan 14, 2015 | 2:25 pm

     
  56. Temmy says:

    PHP 180.00

    Jan 14, 2015 | 2:35 pm

     
  57. Big Al says:

    P1,225.00

    Jan 14, 2015 | 2:36 pm

     
  58. jen cadsawan says:

    Php450.00

    Jan 14, 2015 | 2:47 pm

     
  59. Edel says:

    P240

    Jan 14, 2015 | 2:47 pm

     
  60. little mary says:

    P480.00

    Jan 14, 2015 | 2:49 pm

     
  61. Libay says:

    Php750

    Jan 14, 2015 | 2:58 pm

     
  62. Eryl says:

    I bought the same flower in Baguio few days back. It’s 15 pesos per bundle, assuming you got 3 bundles per arrangement, it’s 135 pesos. Let’s say 100% mark up, my guess is 270 pesos.

    Jan 14, 2015 | 3:23 pm

     
  63. khrishyne says:

    PhP 800

    Jan 14, 2015 | 3:26 pm

     
  64. cuisinera says:

    P 300.00

    Jan 14, 2015 | 3:39 pm

     
  65. J says:

    P2200..

    Jan 14, 2015 | 3:45 pm

     
  66. Jess Sanchez says:

    Php900

    Jan 14, 2015 | 3:51 pm

     
  67. odessa says:

    PhP 900.00

    Jan 14, 2015 | 4:00 pm

     
  68. joey @ 80 breakfasts says:

    I am clueless about flower prices but I want that jam!! I guess P801 :)

    Jan 14, 2015 | 4:23 pm

     
  69. RandomizeME says:

    Guessing 710

    Jan 14, 2015 | 4:24 pm

     
  70. millet says:

    @P525.00, and i have a stash of blue goat cheese that will be perfect with the jam.

    Jan 14, 2015 | 4:25 pm

     
  71. Rowina says:

    Happy New Year, Marketman and Sister!

    Hope your flight went smoothly and you arrived in good shape, Sister.

    Your Alstromeias are lovely in its simplicity, MM.

    Am joining the flower game for fun – my guess is PHP1140.

    Cheers!

    Jan 14, 2015 | 4:27 pm

     
  72. ness says:

    My guess is p847.

    Jan 14, 2015 | 4:37 pm

     
  73. Gigi says:

    php 750.00

    Jan 14, 2015 | 4:47 pm

     
  74. Melody says:

    275 for five bundles of Alstroemerias

    Jan 14, 2015 | 4:47 pm

     
  75. -g- says:

    PhP 999

    Jan 14, 2015 | 5:00 pm

     
  76. EbbaBlue says:

    Yes, they are Alstroemerias, a type of Lily. I bought a bunch 2 years ago when I visited Dangwa.

    My guess is 260.00 pesos.

    Jan 14, 2015 | 5:05 pm

     
  77. Skye says:

    Php 380.00

    Jan 14, 2015 | 5:21 pm

     
  78. tonet says:

    my guess is its 150 for the three

    Jan 14, 2015 | 5:32 pm

     
  79. Kristine says:

    PhP 357.00

    Jan 14, 2015 | 5:33 pm

     
  80. dianne orpilla says:

    240.00

    Jan 14, 2015 | 5:39 pm

     
  81. mylene says:

    Php630

    Jan 14, 2015 | 5:41 pm

     
  82. Lenlen says:

    690.00

    Jan 14, 2015 | 5:58 pm

     
  83. florafauna says:

    775.00

    Jan 14, 2015 | 6:13 pm

     
  84. lizcuy says:

    P660 for all three arrangements.

    Jan 14, 2015 | 6:41 pm

     
  85. MONIQUE says:

    Php 560.00

    Jan 14, 2015 | 7:02 pm

     
  86. marvien de leon says:

    Php 785.00 :-)

    Jan 14, 2015 | 7:23 pm

     
  87. Gej says:

    150.

    Jan 14, 2015 | 7:29 pm

     
  88. divina says:

    240.00 for the 3 arrangements

    Jan 14, 2015 | 7:57 pm

     
  89. Helen says:

    500

    Jan 14, 2015 | 8:02 pm

     
  90. Chinky says:

    680

    Jan 14, 2015 | 8:25 pm

     
  91. Cindy Lara-Sarmiento says:

    500

    Jan 14, 2015 | 8:37 pm

     
  92. Nina says:

    P750 original price but with tawad, P700 na lang. Haha!

    Jan 14, 2015 | 8:41 pm

     
  93. jd says:

    P400

    Jan 14, 2015 | 8:41 pm

     
  94. Super.me says:

    1050. Yes? :)

    Jan 14, 2015 | 8:43 pm

     
  95. ragamuffin girl says:

    PHP350

    Jan 14, 2015 | 8:57 pm

     
  96. arvie milag says:

    How about 840 pesos?

    Jan 14, 2015 | 9:10 pm

     
  97. ying says:

    PHP 750

    Jan 14, 2015 | 9:37 pm

     
  98. bellejv says:

    php 345

    Jan 14, 2015 | 9:42 pm

     
  99. imelda r. fortunato says:

    should be 400

    Jan 14, 2015 | 9:44 pm

     
  100. jong says:

    960

    Jan 14, 2015 | 9:48 pm

     
  101. Marketman says:

    Nothing like freebies to bring out 100 commenters in less than 18 hours… :) Keep guessing, no one has nailed it on the head, but a few are close. So if you want to put in another guess, just make sure you use another functioning email address… only ONE entry per valid email address. Thanks.

    Jan 14, 2015 | 9:57 pm

     
  102. angela says:

    360!

    Jan 14, 2015 | 10:06 pm

     
  103. calorie-shmalorie says:

    Php1275

    Jan 14, 2015 | 10:15 pm

     
  104. csp says:

    250 :)

    Jan 14, 2015 | 10:24 pm

     
  105. damian says:

    equivalent of US$30

    Jan 14, 2015 | 10:37 pm

     
  106. Gillian says:

    P385

    Jan 14, 2015 | 10:43 pm

     
  107. Cathy says:

    P650

    Jan 14, 2015 | 10:47 pm

     
  108. elaine says:

    Making a wild guess of Php 1,550.00/3 arrangements..

    Jan 14, 2015 | 11:13 pm

     
  109. denise says:

    I should have paid more attention when I was at Dangwa last November!

    about PHP2,750 for the 3 arrangements?

    Jan 14, 2015 | 11:20 pm

     
  110. rosalie co says:

    here in Cebu to try the zubu mami. Php470

    Jan 15, 2015 | 12:23 am

     
  111. Liza says:

    First time to comment. Cannot pass up on that jam. Php1,000 for the 3.

    Jan 15, 2015 | 1:54 am

     
  112. Michael says:

    Php500.00

    Jan 15, 2015 | 1:56 am

     
  113. kristin says:

    :) ….500php

    Jan 15, 2015 | 1:57 am

     
  114. Liza says:

    oops, thought the first one didn’t go through.

    Jan 15, 2015 | 2:16 am

     
  115. Mark says:

    Php250.00

    Jan 15, 2015 | 2:17 am

     
  116. Lucy says:

    PhP 601 :)

    Jan 15, 2015 | 2:48 am

     
  117. katiebelle says:

    Php 450 its 50/dozen here in tagaytay so u might have gotten it cheaper at dimasalang but hopefully not :) k gotta go now make me some nice toasts :)

    Jan 15, 2015 | 3:00 am

     
  118. La Emperor says:

    Nice arrangement!

    PHP 840.

    Jan 15, 2015 | 3:21 am

     
  119. Christine says:

    640 pesos … out of topic, thanks to MM’s sister for the fruitcake recipe. I made 4 batches during the holidays :) will be making it every year from now … that’s how good it was ! (even with substitution that she was strictly against with … sorry store was out of dates!)

    Jan 15, 2015 | 3:42 am

     
  120. tess mercado says:

    P250.00

    Jan 15, 2015 | 6:27 am

     
  121. marianne says:

    180

    Jan 15, 2015 | 8:01 am

     
  122. rose says:

    My guess is P 420 for all three bunches.

    Jan 15, 2015 | 8:13 am

     
  123. Annie Secretario says:

    P960.00

    Jan 15, 2015 | 8:25 am

     
  124. Knifenut says:

    P420

    Jan 15, 2015 | 8:45 am

     
  125. cg says:

    P540

    Jan 15, 2015 | 8:47 am

     
  126. Julianne says:

    Hahahahaha! The best things in life are free, Mr.M! I want to join but I’m too far! No one from my family is in Manila or Cebu. Good luck to the lucky one!

    Jan 15, 2015 | 9:01 am

     
  127. Kenikenken says:

    My guess is 390

    Jan 15, 2015 | 9:34 am

     
  128. cumin says:

    My wild guess 675 pesos. My heart always beats faster when you feature Sister’s jams :-)

    Jan 15, 2015 | 9:41 am

     
  129. tiln says:

    Been waiting for Sister’s jams to come up! 930 pesos

    Jan 15, 2015 | 10:17 am

     
  130. Libay says:

    Php780

    Jan 15, 2015 | 10:25 am

     
  131. Ley says:

    My second guess is P1,650.00 for the 3 arrangements. I have just asked my sister to make a guess as well to increase our chance of winning. Hahaha…

    Jan 15, 2015 | 10:36 am

     
  132. Or Ta says:

    Php 2,150.00

    Jan 15, 2015 | 10:45 am

     
  133. Nonoy says:

    P665

    Jan 15, 2015 | 10:52 am

     
  134. JMyra says:

    P750

    Jan 15, 2015 | 11:13 am

     
  135. Raneli Piczon says:

    P300

    Jan 15, 2015 | 11:17 am

     
  136. Ley says:

    Third guess: P750.00:) I obviously have 3 email addresses:)

    Jan 15, 2015 | 11:34 am

     
  137. Ley says:

    I have tons of things to do but here I am hooked on this:) Fourth guess: P650.00:)

    Jan 15, 2015 | 11:37 am

     
  138. general says:

    (after reading the january 15 post) my guess is P90.00!

    Jan 15, 2015 | 12:06 pm

     
  139. Che Orlino says:

    Oh MM, I believe its PHP950!

    Jan 15, 2015 | 1:16 pm

     
  140. fj says:

    120!

    Jan 15, 2015 | 1:22 pm

     
  141. Jess Sanchez says:

    2nd guess. php250 :)

    Jan 15, 2015 | 1:30 pm

     
  142. tessa says:

    120

    Jan 15, 2015 | 4:04 pm

     
  143. EbbaBlue says:

    Guess ulit ako …
    730 pesos

    Jan 15, 2015 | 4:57 pm

     
  144. EbbaBlue says:

    690.00

    Jan 15, 2015 | 5:00 pm

     
  145. Cristy says:

    Php 375 :-)

    Jan 15, 2015 | 10:01 pm

     
  146. Rona Y says:

    P225!

    Jan 15, 2015 | 11:12 pm

     
  147. psychomom says:

    php 275

    Jan 16, 2015 | 12:56 am

     
  148. mon says:

    239 for all three arrangements…

    Jan 16, 2015 | 1:36 am

     
  149. Zerho says:

    This is probably a little low, but what the heck. I guess 60php.

    Jan 16, 2015 | 2:56 am

     
  150. ros says:

    Using the wisdom of the crowd of 144 guesses:

    PHP 663.67

    :D

    Jan 16, 2015 | 3:38 am

     
  151. Paopao says:

    Php2188??? :) Thanks!

    Jan 16, 2015 | 4:41 am

     
  152. qes says:

    Php175

    Jan 16, 2015 | 6:56 am

     
  153. Cha says:

    2nd guess: Php 255

    Jan 16, 2015 | 9:46 am

     
  154. marznery says:

    P525 :)

    Jan 16, 2015 | 10:07 am

     
  155. wilby says:

    Php 540 for 3 arrangements :D

    Jan 16, 2015 | 11:23 am

     
  156. Nicole says:

    Php 240.00

    Jan 16, 2015 | 1:26 pm

     
  157. cie says:

    Php140.00

    Jan 16, 2015 | 2:39 pm

     
  158. good day says:

    P75.00

    Jan 16, 2015 | 4:00 pm

     
  159. good day says:

    P100.00

    Jan 16, 2015 | 4:30 pm

     
  160. MARICEL HIPOL says:

    P360.00

    Jan 16, 2015 | 4:45 pm

     
  161. Mike De Guzman says:

    PhP550.00 :-)

    Jan 16, 2015 | 6:36 pm

     
  162. Mike De Guzman says:

    PhP150.00

    Jan 16, 2015 | 6:48 pm

     
  163. juandesigns says:

    135

    Jan 16, 2015 | 7:06 pm

     
  164. Cat says:

    Php105 :)

    Jan 17, 2015 | 1:22 am

     
  165. LP says:

    Php280 is my guess.

    Jan 17, 2015 | 8:45 am

     
  166. myra_p says:

    330 php.

    Jan 17, 2015 | 12:14 pm

     
  167. saney says:

    120pesos

    Jan 17, 2015 | 1:16 pm

     
  168. fran says:

    340.00 :)

    Jan 17, 2015 | 2:00 pm

     
  169. KK in Bermuda says:

    720?

    Jan 17, 2015 | 9:41 pm

     
  170. betty q. says:

    second guess…php 555 for all

    Jan 18, 2015 | 6:52 am

     
  171. betty q. says:

    Third guess…355 pesos

    Jan 18, 2015 | 7:00 am

     
  172. marilene says:

    545?

    Jan 18, 2015 | 1:06 pm

     
  173. Majo says:

    P240

    Jan 19, 2015 | 12:02 pm

     
  174. ness says:

    P100

    Jan 20, 2015 | 1:03 pm

     
  175. Kasseopeia says:

    I’d say Php360 in all.

    Jan 20, 2015 | 1:25 pm

     
  176. khrisna says:

    P 75.00 ?

    Jan 20, 2015 | 7:08 pm

     
  177. Anne :-) says:

    285?

    Jan 22, 2015 | 4:27 am

     
  178. crisma says:

    P375

    Jan 23, 2015 | 4:57 pm

     
  179. Liz says:

    P365 ????

    Jan 24, 2015 | 1:22 pm

     
  180. Liz says:

    Second guess: p235

    Jan 24, 2015 | 1:35 pm

     
  181. Carla says:

    Im guessing 1600 :)

    Jan 28, 2015 | 3:16 am

     
  182. Marketman says:

    Winner has been picked. No more entries please. Thanks for joining! :)

    Feb 3, 2015 | 4:51 pm

     
  183. pernille Harboe says:

    1,450.00

    Jan 13, 2016 | 3:10 pm

     
 

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