ABC Family and Stitch Kingdom are proud to offer the opportunity for one of our readers to win a free copy of ‘Jane by Design: Volume One’ on DVD, available to own on March 20, 2012 (now available for pre-order).
‘Jane by Design’ is a light-hearted drama about Jane, a teenager who lands a job at Donovan Decker, a hip fashion house, when they mistake her for an adult. Jane soon finds herself juggling life both as a regular high school student and as an assistant to a high powered executive in the cutthroat world of fashion… all while trying to keep her true identity a secret.
‘Jane by Design’ stars Erica Dasher as Jane Quimby; Nick Roux as Billy Nutter, Rowly Dennis as Jeremy Jones, India de Beaufort as India Jourdain, Meagan Tandy as Lulu Pope, Matthew Atkinson as Nick Fadden and features Andie MacDowell who stars as Gray Chandler Murray — Jane’s steely boss whose constant demands keep her on her toes.
The entry period runs though March 19, 2012. See the entry form below to how to enter on Facebook and/or Twitter. Enter daily through Twitter (see below for details).
Beginning February 27 and through March 30, residents of the United States and Canada (minus Quebec) will be able to enter to win a National Parks vacation for six provided by the nationally-syndicated ‘LIVE! with Kelly’ hosted by Kelly Ripa and Air Wick. Participants will be able to enter the drawing once per day and can elect to earn a bonus entry for each day within the contest period as well.
From the entries, one person will be chosen to win a vacation for up to six people to one of four national parks, at the winner’s choosing. The potential vacations are:
a) Kailua-Kona, Hawaii National Park Vacation. The Kailua-Kona, Hawaii National Park Vacation includes: round-trip coach airfare for the winner and up to five (5) travel guests between the major airport that is near the winner’s residence and Kona International Airport, Hawaii; five (5) nights hotel accommodations for the winner and his/her guests (up to three (3) room(s), double occupancy) (actual hotel selected by Sponsor in its sole discretion); ground transportation for six (6) between the hotel and airport in Hawaii; a customized tour for six (6) of the Kailua-Kona village and surrounding national park(s) (actual tour selected in Sponsor’s sole discretion and will take place in one (1) day limited to 12 hours or less and cannot exceed $1500); a one thousand dollar ($1000) cash award for expenses awarded to the winner only in the form of check; and a one thousand five hundred dollar ($1500) cash stipend for additional ground transportation (e.g. rental car, etc.) awarded to the winner only, in the form of a check. The approximate retail value (“ARV”) of the Kailua-Kona, Hawaii National Park Vacation is $23,500. OR;
(b) Yellowstone National Park Vacation. The Yellowstone National Park Vacation includes: round-trip coach airfare for the winner and up to five (5) travel guests between the major airport that is near the winner’s residence to West Yellowstone, Montana; five (5) nights’ hotel accommodations for the winner and his/her guests (up to three (3) room(s), double occupancy) (actual hotel(s) selected by Sponsor in its sole discretion); a customized tour for six (6) of Yellowstone National Park (actual tour selected in Sponsor’s sole discretion and will take place on one (1) day limited to 12 hours or less and cannot exceed $1500); a one thousand dollar $1000 cash award for expenses awarded to the winner only in the form of check; and a one thousand five hundred ($1500) cash stipend for additional ground transportation (e.g. rental car, etc.) awarded to the winner only, in the form of a check. The ARV of the Yellowstone National Park Vacation is $23,950. OR;
(c) Glacier Bay, Alaska National Park Vacation. The Glacier Bay National Park Vacation includes: round-trip coach airfare for the winner and up to five (5) travel guests between the major airport that is near the winner’s residence to Juneau, AK; six (6) air transfers from Juneau to Gustavus, AK; five (5) nights hotel accommodations for the winner and his/her guests (up to three (3) room(s), double occupancy) (actual hotel(s) selected by Sponsor in its sole discretion); a customized tour for six (6) of Glacier Bay National Park and (actual tour selected in Sponsor’s sole discretion and may be an air tour not to exceed $1500); and a one thousand dollar ($1000) cash award for expenses awarded to the winner only, in the form of check. The ARV of the Glacier Bay – Serene Waters Vacation is $29,000. OR;
(d) Virgin Islands National Park Vacation. The Virgin Islands National Park Vacation includes: round-trip coach airfare for the winner and up to five (5) travel guests between the major airport that is near the winner’s residence to St. Thomas; five (5) nights hotel accommodations for the winner and his/her guests (up to three (3) room(s), double occupancy) (actual hotel(s) selected by Sponsor in its sole discretion); ground transportation for six (6) between the hotel and airport in St. Thomas; ferry boat transportation for six (6) to/from the Virgin Islands National Park; a customized tour for six (6) of Paradise Flowers National Park and (actual tour selected in Sponsor’s sole discretion and not exceed $1500); and a one thousand dollar ($1000) cash award for expenses awarded to the winner only in the form of check. The ARV of the Virgin Islands – Paradise Flowers Vacation is $24,000.
he Downtown Disney® Resort Area Hotels has partnered with Walt Disney World® to once again honor outstanding K-12 teachers with its 2012 A+ For Teachers at Downtown Disney essay contest.
The fourth annual contest, which kicks off today and runs through April 13, 2012, asks students in grades 1 through 12 to nominate their favorite teacher by writing a brief essay of no more than 300 words and submitting it via www.downtowndisneyhotels.com. The essay should explain how the teacher has made a difference in the student’s life and will be judged on its relevance to theme, creativity, originality, and the merit of the teacher’s accomplishments as outlined in the essay.
Seven winners will be chosen, and those students and their favorite teacher nominees each will win a vacation prize package that consists of:
Five-day / four-night accommodations (for up to four family members) at one of the Downtown Disney® Resort Area Hotels
Four free Walt Disney World® one-day, one-park passes
Four free tickets to the DisneyQuest® Indoor Interactive theme park
Complimentary breakfast at the hotel each day (for up to four family members)
One $100 gas card
“We’re excited to kick off our fourth annual contest to celebrate those teachers who truly make a difference in the lives of their students in spite of the many challenges their schools are facing,” said Kevin Renzi, chairperson of the organization’s marketing committee. “We’ve been amazed by the stories we’ve received in prior years, so we look forward to selecting even more gifted teachers for the recognition they deserve.”
Downtown Disney® Resort Area Hotels has awarded 60 vacation trips to deserving teachers and their students since starting the annual essay contest in 2009. Prior winners have been recognized for home schooling students struggling with challenging illnesses, persevering in their teaching careers despite life-threatening medical conditions, supporting the work of non-profit organizations, helping their students excel academically, inspiring learning in the classroom, and other professional and personal feats.
This year’s A+ For Teachers at Downtown Disney contest winners will be notified directly by May 1, 2012 and also announced on the hotels’ website and Facebook page.
Beginning at 12 pm EST today, Disney Cruise Line is inviting online guests to enter in the The Magical Cruise Adventure Sweepstakes at DisneyCruiseAdventure.com. At stakes is one grand prize consisting of a seven night Mexican Riviera Cruise aboard the Disney Wonder for four, including roundtrip airfare (must be taken on April 15, 2012, April 22, 2012 or October 28, 2012). The winner will also receive a selection of upgrades achieved during the virtual gameplay.
To place an entry into the sweepstakes, eligible entrants may play once per calendar day by spinning the board game’s wheel and moving x amount of spaces along the gameboard. There are four different game space types to land on, each rewarding or penalizing the entrant: the Disney Cruise Line Space adds 25 points to the voyage ; Treasure Space adds an upgrade to the cruise along with 100 points; Disney Hero allows you to choose between the nearest upgrade spaces; and Disney Villain eliminates a nearby upgrade space. Gameplay ends when you reach Castaway Cay at the end of the gameboard. If you’ve managed to rack up 500 points or more, you’ll gain a bonus entry into the sweepstakes. If the winning entrant manages to collect all the upgrades, a special bonus upgraded will be added to the prize.
Initially players will be limited in how many potential upgrades they can receive, but by inviting friends to play (the rules specifically state referrals must be known on an in-person basis), entrants will increase their upgrade capacity by five for each referral who plays. However, if an entrant plays eleven times during the contest period, they will be awarded everything regardless.
Possible upgrades include: Adults Only Dinner for two at Palo Restaurant, Adults Only Champagne Brunch at Palo Restaurant, Private Tour of the Galley, Flounder’s Reef Nursery Care, Entertainment Pack, Elemis Pro-Collagen Marine Facial, Couples Absolute Spa Ritual (Pro-Collagen Marine Facial + Well-Being Massage, Daily Passes to The Rain Forest for two (2) people, Salon Visit – Ladies ‘Up-Do’ Each Evening, Salon Visit – Ladies wash, cut and style, Salon Visit – Men’s wash, cut and style, Ship Shape Desk Set, Choice Photo Package at Shutters (Twenty (20) Photo credits to use in any combination), Premium Photo Package at Shutters (Thirty (30) Photo credits to use in any combination), Bon Voyage Memory Box, Bon Voyage Stateroom Celebration, Private Airport Transfers, Classic Wine Package, Bon Voyage Package, Puerto Vallarta Port Adventure for Four (4) people, $50 in Arcade Credits, Cabo San Lucas Port Adventure for Four (4) people, $400 in Shipboard Credit. The bonus upgrade for obtaining all upgrades is a Private Character Meet & Greet.
D23 Expo ‘Ultimate Disney Trivia Tournament’ to Award Disney Fantasy Cruise, Presented by Hasbro ‘Trivial Pursuit: Disney For All Edition’
D23’s ‘Ultimate Disney Trivia Tournament Presented by Hasbro® TRIVIAL PURSUIT: Disney For All Edition’ kicks off the weekend’s activities at this year’s D23 Expo with a full day of mind probing on August 18. Participants will demonstrate their Disney knowledge before hundreds of onlookers in hopes to win the ultimate prize, a coveted cruise vacation on the Disney Fantasy, the newest vessel in the expanding Disney Cruise Line fleet. The nail-biting semifinal and final rounds, held on Stage 23 during the D23 Expo on Friday, August 19, will feature questions directly from the new Hasbro® ‘TRIVIAL PURSUIT: Disney For All Edition’ which releases this fall just in time for the holiday season.
The spectacular special Disney Cruise Line Fantasy vacation prize was announced during D23’s Destination D: Walt Disney World 40th event. This new 4,000-passenger cruise liner will boast 14 towering decks, 1,250 staterooms and more than 1,450 cast and crew members. Specially designed with families in mind, the Disney Fantasy will provide entertainment for all ages, with a variety of pools, youth clubs and restaurants. The prize includes accommodations for four, plus air travel.
Not just Disney trivia, ‘TRIVIAL PURSUIT: Disney For All Edition’ (SRP $29.99) connects the whole family by revealing personal “remember when” moments from every Disney touchstone. Created for the whole family, ‘TRIVIAL PURSUIT: Disney For All Edition’ features three innovative question types: ‘Take 2 Trivia’ — giving two chances to earn the wedge; ‘My Disney’ — little personal trivia sparked by favorite Disney moments or characters; and ‘Disney List’ — work together to create lists or choose which don’t belong. With these questions, players don’t have to be a Disney genius to play, and with the help of a ‘secret reveal’ device players can see just how much their family loves Disney! ‘TRIVIAL PURSUIT: Disney For All Edition’ arrives in stores this fall.
Registration information, as well as additional details on the D23 Expo 2011 and D23’s Ultimate Disney Trivia Tournament Presented by Hasbro® ‘TRIVIAL PURSUIT: Disney For All Edition,’ can be found on the D23 Expo website at www.D23Expo.com.
Goldline International, Inc. announced today that the company is sponsoring an antique gold coin giveaway as well as the distribution of exclusive, limited quantity Disney “Pieces of Eight” tribute coins in celebration of the four week run of Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides at Hollywood’s historic El Capitan Theatre. The El Capitan engagement will run from May 20 through June 22, 2011. An exclusive collection of props and costumes direct from the movie will be on display.
“We are proud to join with the El Capitan Theatre in honoring the Pirates debut with these exciting giveaways,” said Scott Carter, Chief Executive Officer of Goldline. “The historic 8 Escudo coins that will be given away match the time period of the film perfectly and have considerable value as physical gold coins, adding to the excitement to this exclusive run.”
Goldline is also sponsoring a national no-purchase-necessary sweepstakes with a Grand Prize of an authentic 1792 Peruvian 8 Escudo gold coin with an estimated retail value of approximately $2,800. The antique Peruvian 8 Escudo prize coin has been independently graded by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) as “XF 45,” meaning the coin is in “extremely fine” condition. According to NGC, coins of this grade have well defined design features with only light wear evident throughout. The coin has been encased in a sonically sealed coin holder by NGC to ensure its authenticity and condition.
To enter the sweepstakes, visit www.goldline.com/coin-contest before June 30, 2011 and enter your contact details. There is no purchase necessary to enter the sweepstakes. Limit one entry per person. The winner will be chosen by random ballot in July. Full official rules are available at the site above.
In addition to the sweepstakes, Goldline is giving away four authentic 18th century Mexican 8 Escudo gold coins to lucky El Capitan patrons attending Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides film during its four-week engagement. Three of these historic gold coins have an estimated retail value in excess of $2,000 and one (to be given away the final week) has an estimated retail value of approximately $2,800. Each week, the El Capitan will select one showing of the film randomly and a winner live before that show begins to identify the lucky recipient of a coin.
While supplies last, patrons of the El Capitan will receive a soft drawstring bag containing two “Pieces of Eight” tribute coins during the Disney film’s four week run. These alloy coins, designed exclusively by Disney for the El Capitan showings, have a look reminiscent of coins common to the period depicted in the film.
Exclusively at the El Capitan Theatre see a collection of set props and costumes from the movie! El Capitan tickets can be purchased at www.elcapitantickets.com.
Rayovac, the official provider of batteries at the Disney Parks, has announced its ‘Rayovac Powers Your Vacation’ sweepstakes in which one winner will receive a vacation for four to either the Walt Disney World or Disneyland Resort.
One grand prize winner will be awarded a 5 day/4 night vacation for four to the winner’s choice of either the Walt Disney World or Disneyland resorts including round trip coach airfare, airport to hotel transportation, a standard hotel room, theme park tickets, a $250 Disney Gift Card and a ‘magic wand’-themed gift basket.
One First Place winner will be awarded the cash equivalent of ‘free batteries for life,’ in the approximate amount of $3,600. 25 Second Place winners will be awarded $50 Disney Gift Cards.
You may enter once per person through July 31. For complete rules and to enter, visit the Rayovac Powers Your Vacation sweepstakes page.
Disney today announced Mrs. Julie Schnedler’s sixth grade Mediapolis Community School class as the national grand prize winner of the inaugural Disney’s Planet Challenge, a project-based learning environmental competition for 4th – 6th grade classrooms.
“It was such a tough decision for our judging committee to make. So many of the projects submitted exhibited environmental solutions grounded in science and teamwork”
Thousands of classrooms in all 50 states enrolled in Disney’s Planet Challenge, which is just in its first year as a national program. Since fall 2009, classes across the nation have been hard at work on environmental projects of their choosing. They spent months collecting data, conducting field research, coming up with solutions for problems, promoting community involvement and documenting their efforts along the way.
“It was such a tough decision for our judging committee to make. So many of the projects submitted exhibited environmental solutions grounded in science and teamwork,” said Dr. Beth Stevens, senior vice president, Environmental Affairs for The Walt Disney Company. “Mrs. Schnedler’s class submission for ‘Operation: Save the Quail’ went above and beyond in demonstrating a dedication to understanding the environmental impacts of actions and initiating real-life change that they can be proud of.”
Winners were chosen by a judging committee made up of scientists, environmental experts and educators including representatives from the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) and WestEd K-12 Alliance. State and regional winners will be announced this week on the program web site www.disney.com/planetchallenge.
Mrs. Schnedler’s class, located in a small rural community in Iowa, focused on saving the Northern Bobwhite Quail population for their project. The waning quail population – due to harsh weather and decreased prairie land – is a significant environmental issue facing Des Moines County. To restore the quails’ natural habitat, students collected information through computer research and field work. With the help of community members, the class restored acres of existing conservation space in Luckenbill Woods by conducting a controlled burn to prepare the land and replanting native vegetation that will benefit local quails, promote diversity of wildlife and help to control soil erosion. Furthering their efforts, the students wrote to the local Pheasants Forever chapter, which fulfilled a request to help fund the project. Their dedication will make it possible for future 6th grade classes to continue the work and nurture the new land.
The winning class will be honored in a recognition ceremony and parade at Disneyland® on May 7th, 2010, and featured on Disney Channel as youth environmental leaders. Regional and state winners will receive classroom grants, Disney prize packages, NSTA memberships and more.
Disney’s Planet Challenge promotes project-based learning and provides tailored lesson plans customized to reflect the curriculum standards of each state and grade level (grades 4-6). In recognition of tightening classroom budgets and the increasing importance of environmental science education, Disney’s Planet Challenge also offered a grant matching initiative with DonorsChoose.org, an online charity that connects individual “citizen philanthropists” with classrooms in need.
Disney’s Planet Challenge for the classroom, together with Disney’s Friends for Change: Project Green for everyday life, are cornerstones of Disney’s focus to provide the youth of today with the knowledge and resources to positively impact the environment for future generations.
Disney’s Planet Challenge enrollment for the 2010/2011 school year is open now at www.disney.com/planetchallenge and will soon be expanded for middle school classrooms.
Available to own for the Nintendo DS on March 23, Stitch Jam from Disney Interactive Studios lets players assume the role of Stitch as he embarks on rhythm-based missions that take place in ten stunning locations, from tropical beaches to outer space and defeat Dr. Hamsterviel in an epic galactic showdown to save his kidnapped girlfriend, Angel.
Disney Stitch Jam is also equipped with two-player co-operative play via download, where players can share the game with friends and play as Stitch and Angel and includes special additional features such as:
- Complete story mode to unlock and play as Angel, Reuben and Felix in free mode
- Unlock special costumes and accessories to disguise Stitch and friends, and download special co-op stage and play with a friend as Stitch and Angel
- Includes access to DGamer, the online community exclusively for Disney gamers on Nintendo DS, allowing them to chat with other players and unlock additional items in their game