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April 2010


Everyone loves choices. Which games to play, what flavor of ice cream to eat, and what color your furniture comes in. Today, we have some new couches and tables for you, in a rainbow (well, not the official rainbow) of colors!

Is your blue themed room needing a place to sit? Your green room looking for a table? We have them today! And for those of you who have no desire for color, we even have black and white!

SALE ITEM CATEGORY
Red Beanbag Chair Chairs
Blue Beanbag Chair Chairs
Green Beanbag Chair Chairs

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

Here are the new items we have for you today:

ITEM CATEGORY
Black Love Seat Sofas
Blue Love Seat Sofas
Green Love Seat Sofas
Red Love Seat Sofas
White Love Seat Sofas
Black Coffee Table Tables
Blue Coffee Table Tables
Green Coffee Table Tables
Red Coffee Table Tables
White Coffee Table Tables

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Me again! Every month, iWin puts out a calendar, which highlights not only the big holidays of the month, but also (and more importantly!!) the hot new games that are coming out that month. Have you already collected all of yours? Well, if you have been collecting them as feverishly as I have been, then you will definitely want May’s. Cinco de Mayo, Mother’s Day, Memorial Day and… RANCH RUSH 2!
Grab a copy and put it up at home, at work… so you can count down the days until these awesome games come out!
You can print out your copy here:
http://p.iwin.com/calendar-ranchrush2/print.html?utm_source=responsys&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=newsletter%2B043010

As a species, we venerate the good guy.  The knight in shining armour, the square jawed hero, and the likable Tom Hanks.  They appeal to our better selves and serve as the archetype of the person we would like to be.  Sometimes though, a different side of us comes through either by nature, nurture, or temporary insanity.  It’s what makes Cruella DeVille more interesting than the family she appropriates the puppies from, Jesse James (the original outlaw, not the one currently in the tabloids) an historical legend, and the canonization of Gordon Gekko (from Oliver Stone’s “Wall Street”), the embodiment of and stalwart defender of greed enabled by opportunity.  Only the shadow knows what evil lurks in the hearts of each of us…

We are chuckling in evil mirth as we annouce a new contest: For this round, we want your room submissions to center around your favorite villain, historical or fictional with a brief original text (200 words should suffice) about the appeal of this miscreant.  Keep it wicked, just don’t break the rules.

To be a contender you must:

Submit your room between the posting of the contest announcement on 04/29/2010 and 05/05/2010 at 11:59 p.m. PST.  User submissions outside of this time frame will not be eligible.

Please limit your submissions to one room per user. Multiple entries will result in disqualification.

To enter, simply go to The Contest Forum and Post Reply

Winners will be announced within 48 hours of the end of the contest.  Our guest judge Bad Bad Leroy Brown will review and rank the best submitted for how your original text complements your villain’s hideout – not Opals spent in its implementation.

The winners will receive the Opals the bankrobbers dropped in their getaway:

1st Prize: 3,000 Opals

2nd Prize: 1,500 Opals

3rd Prize: 750 Opals

Please click HERE for all rules and restrictions.

We know that after recent, necessary updates to the Hotel iWin some of you have experienced some problems. Many of these had to be dealt with on a case by case basis, involving several members on our team for resolution. We know that some of you were inconvenienced and confused in the process. We want you to know that we are paying attention to your concerns. As a token of our apologies, we want to offer you the following awesome deal.

Today, we have for the first time, a new item, which is also on sale! And, even more special, it’s on sale for 98% off! It’s a real steal! Go get your Pot of Gold today, before it’s too late!

SALE ITEM CATEGORY
Rainbow Background Backgrounds
Rainbow Window Wall Objects
Goldfish in a Bowl Pets
Golden Retriever Pets
Pot of Gold Decor

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

Here are the new items we have for you today:

ITEM CATEGORY
UFO Model Decor
Levitating Top Decor
Pot of Gold Decor
Laser Light Show Decor
Digital Music Player Appliances

Francesca
Last December we launched a new adventure in the top-selling series Jewel Quest. It was a Mega Hit!

Still, after four months, Jewel Quest: Heritage is one of the bestsellers on iWin.com and the reasons are obvious: Jewel Quest heritage is a highly addictive game with an incredible amount of creativity and variety.

For one, I am still playing it and as I discover more and more boards and the boards become more and more advanced, I cannot help but feel a sense of pride of being part of a company that built such a fun game. Match 3 games are usually not so much my thing. I love to spend my play time trying hidden object games. I am a huge fun of Jewel Quest though and my favorite game on the site is Jewel Quest Mysteries. However, I keep going back to Jewel Quest: Heritage, which has now kept engaged me for weeks.

Talk about value! My initial investment of 2,000 iCoins (or about $14) had returned already more than 20 hours of fun game play and I am not even close to be done…well, that might be also because I am not an advance player but still it is an amazing value, especially because I want to keep going back to the game and try to go further.

As the game works, the more boards you solve, the more pieces of Rupert’s heritage you discover. I actually look forward to seeing the new characters and their short biography. Their stories are actually engaging and don’t feel like the usual “filler” between game play. Our creative team here developed some really fun personas and the boards always match the character. Check out the images below to see a sample of the amazing backgrounds and art in this game.

Jewel Quest: Heritage

Oh, what fun it is to go exploring Jewel Quest: Heritage.

If you have not tried it yet, go ahead and download the 60 minutes trial. If nothing else, you will spend one great hour with Rupert and his family.

Play now!
Play now!

One of these things is not like the others – well, many of them are. However, a bird will probably only play in one of them. Go ahead, guess! You got it, the gong!

…Wait, that’s not right. The bird bath! This week, we have a bundle of items for you, including a very beautiful marble bird bath for your room (or your yard, or parking lot, or whatever your Hotel is to you!)

Now go and make some birds happy! Or cats, depends on how you look at it.

SALE ITEM CATEGORY
Forest Background Backgrounds
Potted Pine Tree Outdoor
Bird Feeder Outdoor
Birdhouse Outdoor

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

Here are the new items we have for you today:

ITEM CATEGORY
Gong Decor
Shelved Armoire Other Furniture
Mirror With Lights Wall Objects
Black Dishwasher Kitchen/Bath
White Dishwasher Kitchen/Bath
Steel Dishwasher Kitchen/Bath
Bird Bath Fountain Outdoor
Torchiere Lighting

Here are the results of the recent “Hotel Hollywood” contest. You no longer need to appear on morning talk shows, place “for your consideration” ads in “Variety,” or scream into the phone at your agent.

It’s over – but we’re going to revisit this contest theme in the future so plot your next role carefully…and don’t get typecast.

First Place: nia2795 – 18th Floor – “The Shawshank Redemption”

Second Place: misspatacakes – 6th Floor – “The Wizard of Oz”

Third Place: emom1st – 15th Floor – “Mommie Dearest”

Winners, please take note: There may be a slight delay for the Opals awards to hit your accounts this time around but the allocation request has already been submitted.

Thanks for your participation.

Hey guys! Spring is here and in the air. I am sitting here, looking at the tulips on my table (yellow and white!) that my mom gave me for Easter, I hear the birds chirping outside and all I can think is… Spring is FINALLY here! This winter has been a long, wet one here in Northern California and we are ready to dry out and enjoy the outdoors. But sadly… not quite yet. Rain is still in the forecast so I will have to come up with something else to do. Like play outdoor video games!

Here is a quick list of some games that might satiate your Springtime feeling until you can actually get outside and bask in the sun.

Play now! Play now! Play now! Play now!

Play now! Play now!
Play now! Play now! Play now! Play now!

Play now! Play now!

So don’t let that rain get you down! Go and enjoy your Springtime. Hey look… the weatherman is changing his predictions to sunshine! Almost to the real thing!

We all do it sometimes, we see something we really want and we blow our savings on it. But then, we see something we need and we can’t afford it anymore. Sometimes it’s nice to shop in the bargain section and pick out a few things we like, but can afford. You can still have fun and save at the same time! Today we have some very affordable items for you to help.

Just think of it as saving up for that next splurge!

SALE ITEM CATEGORY
Tube TV Appliances
Tube TV – Back Appliances
Old Fan Appliances
Antique Radio Appliances

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

Here are the new items we have for you today:

ITEM CATEGORY
Pinwheel Decor
Space Heater Appliances
Camping Stove Outdoor
Wooden Side Table Tables
Folding Poker Table Hobby
Jack in the Box Hobby
Shelved Closet Wall Objects
Black Wood Shelf Wall Objects

While the Oscars are now long since past – they certainly were more interesting and carried more of a buzz about them than in recent years. On the evening of Hollywood’s most prestigious and ostentatious occasion, I was fiddling around with my rooms while watching the telecast and began to imagine an alternate movie world, full of the lush backgrounds and sets, the many and varied props, as well as the glamorous figures and dreamboat eyes of Hotel iWin. Sounds like the makings of a pretty interesting contest to me. So here’s the pitch:

We are pleased to announce a new Hotel iWin room decorating contest: “Hotel Hollywood.” For this round, we want to see room entries based on movies we know and love.

To be a contender you must:

Submit your room between the posting of the contest announcement on 04/07/2010 and 04/13/2010 at 11:59 p.m. PST. User submissions outside of this time frame will not be eligible.

Please limit your submissions to one room per user. Multiple entries will result in disqualification.

Tip: Use speech bubbles for movie dialogue, if you need to.

To enter, simply go to The Contest Forum and Post Reply

Winners will be announced within 48 hours of the end of the contest. Our Hotel Academy of celebrity judges will review and rank the best submitted for recreating a celluloid classic. Show us your directorial spirit and the winners will be receive:

The winners will receive:

1st Prize: 3,000 Opals

2nd Prize: 1,500 Opals

3rd Prize: 750 Opals

For all rules and restrictions please go to: http://support.iwin.com/ics/support/default.asp?deptID=5419&task=knowledge&questionID=1157

Below is an example from years past:

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