Island News #24

June 22, 2012 by Kailani  
Filed under promotions

Stop by every week for some of the coolest things going on around the Blogosphere!


WB Games is looking for a musical wizard to create a contemporary, up-beat and aspirational track for their next Harry Potter for Kinect video game trailer. Harry Potter fans are invited to create a high-quality score that captures the unique, magical experience that players will have in the new Harry Potter for Kinect game, scheduled to be released this fall exclusively for the KINECT on Xbox 360. The contest, which also offers up to $15,000 in prizes, begins now and ends on August 8, 2012. To enter, or to find out more information about the Harry Potter for Kinect contest, please visit:

With the 4th of July speedily approaching we know that you are finalizing cookout plans for the big holiday. Kraft thought it would be fun to encourage Pinterest members to participate in creating a pinboard of what they would bring (or are bringing) to the ultimate 4th of July cookout.  So join in on the fun and get pinning because there are $2500 in cash prizes!

Dramamine is offering its consumers the chance to win big with “The Dramamine® Travel Challenge Sweepstakes”! Tell us why you wish you had used Dramamine on a recent trip to fight motion sickness and you can win a week-long cruise for four. Entering is easy – go to and submit your story!

Best Western International and Disney Channel are shaking up the summer and giving one lucky grand prize winner a trip for four to Hollywood to meet the stars of “Shake It Up” and take a dance lesson from a professional Disney Channel choreographer. The grand prize winner of the “Shake It Up Summer Sweepstakes!” will be able to take three guests on a two-night vacation to Hollywood to hang out with “Shake It Up” stars Bella and Zendaya and take a dance lesson from professional Disney Channel Choreographer Rosero McCoy. The sweepstakes runs June 17-Aug. 19, to enter visit

Luden’s, the tasty lozenge that soothes minor throat irritation, is having a Jingle contest right now!  Create a video of an original jingle, upload it to the Luden’s contest website for a chance to have your jingle heard by everyone and win some cool prizes, including money, tickets to see one TV’s top talent search shows, Luden’s  products and more!


This year Baby  Einstein has partnered with K.I.D.S. (Kids in Distressed Situations), a non-profit organization that provides brand new books, toys, and other products to benefit children in need in local communities. Now through the end of the year, Baby Einstein will donate $1 to K.I.D.S. for every photo uploaded to their living photo tree, up to $25,000! Join them in making a difference today and help put a smile on the faces of kids in need by submitting a photo of your happy baby here!


Storia®, the FREE eReading app specifically designed to support kids’ reading, also helps parents monitor kids’ reading progress. Storia, which comes with FIVE FREE eBooks, offers access to a wide variety of age-appropriate titles for children from toddler to teen. The selections are carefully curated to offer a range of children’s digital picture, chapter and interactive eBooks on a variety of topics and reading levels that are presented in a way that is true to the original print versions. A selection of Storia eBooks are enriched with fun, educational activities including vocabulary games, comprehension activities and fun video content as a reward when kids finish the book.

Scholastic has also introduced the FREE Sushi Monster™ app, a fun new game to practice, reinforce, and extend math fact fluency. Sushi Monster helps students build reasoning strategies for addition and multiplication by having kids choose numbers to reach a target sum or product. With correct answers, kids earn points, stars, and trophies, and unlock new levels. Sushi Monster consists of seven addition and five multiplication levels, and kids can replay each round with new numbers. The Sushi Monster game was created by leading educational game developers at Scholastic for FASTT Math® Next Generation, an adaptive, computer-based program for schools that helps students meet their Common Core fluency goals.

Radisson announced its Big Night Giveaway, where the first 100,000 people to register and stay at least one night at any Radisson or Radisson Blu hotel or resort worldwide through July 15, 2012, will earn 50,000 bonus Gold Points – enough points for a free stay at any of the properties. Travelers can register at The promotion sets the bar as summer travel season heats up.

Additional global promotions include Country Inns & Suites By Carlson who is offering SOGO (Stay One, Get One) through July 15 ( and Park Inn by Radisson with its 1+1 Stay One, Get One offer through July 22. All three promotions offer an opportunity to get a free night stay at any of its properties globally if members register, book and stay.

About the Author: Kailani:
Owner of An Island Life. A flight attendant and mother to 3 beautiful girls. . . living a blessed life in Hawaii.
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