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December 2009


Well, you’re probably full of food right now, and wrapping paper is all over the floor… but it’s time to hunt for more gifts! As promised, this week is something special for you shopaholics, and it’s a bit of a fun hunt as well. Many high-quality items are now on sale in the Hotel for 50% off. Can you find them? I won’t give you any hints! Who knows what great bargains you’ll nab this week, if you’ve been saving up, now’s the time to go searching. The thing you were waiting for may just be on sale!

Have a wonderful and safe holiday everyone!

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Around Thanksgiving we ran a contest giving our iWin Toolbar users the chance to win an iPhone 3G.

I’m pleased to announce that I have (finally!), using very scientific methods that may or may not have involved the throwing of darts, selected a winner!

Congratulations to Shannika in the Bronx! A Mac Store gift certificate is on its way to you as we speak.

Thanks to all who entered, and Happy Holidays!

Christmas is right around the corner. I know, people have been saying that for months. Some of you have had your shopping done since October. Some of you are shopping right now. Either way, you knew it was coming. With only one week left, there’s no denying it: it’s time for Christmas.

That being said, if you were thinking the last batch of Christmas stuff was the final one – you’d be wrong! Until it’s actually Christmas day, there’s still time to decorate. So go, decorate, before Christmas morning sneaks up on you and you’re still trying to get the tree up!

And for you shopaholics whose favorite time of year is Christmas because of all the bargains, we have something especially for you next week.

SALE ITEM CATEGORY
Genie Lamp Decor
Angel Figurine Decor
Small Brick Fireplace Wall Objects
CCTV Camera Wall Objects

This sale ends Friday around noon PST. So get your sales items today!

Here are the new items we have for you today:

ITEM CATEGORY
Gold Tinsel Decor
Red Tinsel Decor
Silver Tinsel Decor
Red Stocking Decor
Green Stocking Decor
Giant Candy Cane Decor
Hanging Wreath Decor
Table Wreath Decor

Decorate! Go!
What, you need more of an explanation? More ornaments have arrived, along with Kwanzaa and Hanukahh items to brighten up your lovely rooms. The holidays are full of cheer and are in full swing so get yourself in the spirit and show it!

And if you haven’t put up your tree yet, maybe you want to try doing it the hard way – head to the tree farm and chop one down! Santa will be waiting there for you.

SALE ITEM CATEGORY
Gold Star Decor
Axe Outdoor
Christmas Tree Farm Backgrounds
Santa Pal Pals

This sale ends Friday around noon PST. So get your sales items today!

Here are the new items we have for you today:

ITEM CATEGORY
Round Blue Ornament Decor
Round Red Ornament Decor
Round Gold Ornament Decor
Long Blue Ornament Decor
Long Red Ornament Decor
Long Gold Ornament Decor
Hanukahh Menorah Decor
Lit Menorah Decor
Kwanzaa Kinara Decor
Lit Kinara Decor

For those of you in the holiday mood – rejoice! Christmas trees have arrived in the Hotel! Not just one, but five to choose from – all to decorate your holiday rooms. Not only that, but it looks like someone dropped off some ornaments to hang all over your room. ‘Tis the season, after all.

And the season is all about giving! Wrapped gifts are on sale and waiting for you to snatch them up and pile them high.

Of course, you can never have too much holiday spirit – so I’d be lying if I told you this was all we have coming for you. Patience is a virtue – but I’ll give you a subtle “hint” – more is on the way next week!

SALE ITEM CATEGORY
Pink Wrapped Gift Decor
Red Wrapped Gift Decor
Yellow Wrapped Gift Decor
Green Wrapped Gift Decor
Blue Wrapped Gift Decor

This sale ends Friday around noon PST. So get your sales items today!

Here are the new items we have for you today:

ITEM CATEGORY
Flocked Christmas Tree Decor
Christmas Tree Decor
Small Flocked Tree Decor
Small Christmas Tree Decor
Fake Christmas Tree Decor
Large Red Ornament Decor
Large Blue Ornament Decor
Large Gold Ornament Decor

Jacob – Game Producer at iWin.com

Hey Everyone, the Jewel Quest team is back and about to unleash the biggest Jewel Quest game yet!

Jewel Quest Heritage as we like to call it, is the direct follow up to Jewel Quest 3, and if you thought that game was great, you will be blown away by Jewel Quest Heritage!

The team has spent over a year on the project and completely upped the ante in all aspects.  We have a brand new story with Rupert that kicks off right after Jewel Quest 3, gorgeous new locations, a new musical score, over 175 brand new levels, and 2 brand new game play modes!  Wow!  Looking back on it we delivered a product in scope and new game mechanics that I am still surprised we were able to pull off.

So since most of you are wondering about game play, let’s talk about the new bag of goodies you can expect from the new Jewel Quest game.  In addition to the aforementioned 175+ new levels we have an added an optional expert mode for those Jewel Quest pro’s that just found the last game too easy ^_^.  All your favorite Jewel types from previous Jewel Quest games are back, in addition we also added a really cool new padlock jewel that needs to be unlocked in order to clear from the board.

But by far, our biggest addition is the 2 new game modes.  Back by popular demand is the swaps mode from the Jewel Quest Solitaire series, updated with our new Jewel Quest Heritage art and refined game mechanics.  In this mode you have a limited amount of moves to turn all the spaces to gold.  This adds another layer of strategy as its not only a battle against the clock you also need to make every move count.

We also added the brand new Limited Jewels mode.  In this mode there is a small supply of non-replenishing Jewels for you to turn all the spaces to gold.  This one truly requires a whole different level of strategy as big chain reactions can sometimes be deadly, and want to be avoided.  This mode is pure strategy and extremely rewarding.  It is my favorite mode by far, and I hope everyone else enjoys it as much as I do.

For those new to the series, don’t worry as we totally revamped our help system and have a series of optional boards at the beginning of the game that teach you the ropes.  We have also rebuilt our interface to make it more intuitive and easier to understand.   The team really did a lot of work to try to make the game as easy to get into for Veterans and newcomers alike.

The wait is almost over – Jewel Quest Heritage is our best yet, and the best match 3 experience out there!

Check out the official Jewel Quest 4 Heritage website for your exclusive FREE: calendar, wallpapers & ringtones!

Notify me when Jewel Quest 4 Heritageis available.