Monday, October 13, 2008

HOLIDAY GIVE-A-WAY and WHOI-TV are giving away tons of free prizes in November! I am so excited about this opportunity. These are some REALLY great gifts that parents like you can appreciate!

Soderstrom Skin Institute:

$50.00 gift certificate to Skin Dimensions$50.00 gift certificate to the new Shoppes at Grand Prairie store. I have five of these prizes worth $100 a piece! What a generous offer from Soderstrom. I wish I could put my own name in!

Skin Dimensions Boutique opened its doors at the Shoppes at Grand Prairie in November of 2007. This sister aesthetic shop to Skin Dimensions Day Spa, was the first boutique of its kind, and is one of the most unique shops in town; that’s because it was conceived with our clients’ variety of needs in mind. The boutique offers the highest quality skin care products and services within the convenience of a shopping mall.

Services provided, include: facials, microdermabrasion, glycolic peels, waxing, eyebrow and lash tinting, and Bare Escentuals makeovers performed by our specially trained and licensed estheticians. The estheticians work closely with our physician staff, and are able to recommend complete cosmetic care, ranging from at home skin care regimens to cosmetic surgery. More than 30 national and international skin care lines, as well as our own private label line, Skin Dimensions, SB are available at the Boutique.

Complementing Skin Dimensions Boutique is, where you will find a variety of facial skin care products to help keep your complexion looking fresh and radiant. The online store is up to date on the latest available in cosmetic skin care, offering customers the highest quality products at reasonable prices. Skin Dimensions Online carries over 25 National and International skin care product lines, including: Bare Escentuals, Eminence, Guinot, MD Formulations, Kinerase, Obagi, Peter Thomas Roth, and Skin Dimensions, SB, their own private label skin care line. Browse through the site, and you’ll find great gift ideas and hot new items. Skin Dimensions Online does more than just provide customers with great skin care treatment products; the site also educates customers about good, natural skin care techniques. The “SB Lounge” provides subscribers with monthly tips for facial skin care, free samples with orders, and special discounts.

Berean Bookstore:

Your favorite Christian book store is giving away a $50 gift card each night of the contest! It's a great chance to get your family something spiritual they will truly treasure for Christmas. The owner was glad to help out deserving families as we prepare to celebrate Jesus's birthday. Berean Bookstore is located next to Kroger at 801 West Lake Street. It opened its doors in 1946. Berean is open Monday-Saturday from 9a.m.-9p.m.

Rainbow Play Systems Birthday Party:

What a great place for a birthday party! The kids can play inside or outside on state-of-the-art Rainbow Play Systems. If you have never been, you are missing out. My kids love this place. You can even pay a small fee and your kids are free to roam the play sets all day! Rainbow gave us FIVE FREE BIRTHDAY PARTIES to give-a-way! During birthdays, you get the entire area for 14 kids for two hours! Table, chairs and privatre party room included!

Britches and Bloomers:

This adorable shop is the place to go if you want something unique for your little one or if you want to get a special gift for a friend. Britches 'n Bloomers, located in Metro Center in the heart of Peoria, specializes in the best for children ages infant through approximately 8 or 9. Having been in business for 30 years, they are experts in fit and design.

Whether it's a special occasion, birthday, new baby or "just something different" you will not be disappointed. Toys, books, clothing, shoes and accessories are just some of the wonderful items they carry. Come take a peak today!

AAA Chicago Motor Club:

AAA is giving away two memberships! The memberships include 24 hour road side assistance, show your card and save at stores like and Best Buy and nationwide bond protection.

AAA is also handing out three piece red luggage set made by American Trunk and Case. It comes with a 25 inch expandable upright, a 20 inch expandable upright, and a 19 inch satchel!

You can also win a prize package that includes a 29 inch wheeled duffle bag and a limited edition David Ragan collector car.

And don't forget, AAA is the exclusive place to purchase a vacation with the Chicago Cubs this year! The trip takes you to Universal Orlando Resort for four days. I am taking my family. My boys will be hitting, pitching and catching with players like Aramis Ramirez and Billy Williams! This link has more information.

Fired Up:

Fired Up is donating one $50 gift certificate for the pottery store. If you have never been, it's located on Prospect Ave. in Peoria Heights and on Fort Jesse Road in Normal. You pick out a piece of pottery and paint your own design. There are a lot of ideas on the walls and the employees are very helpful if you're not sure which colors/shapes to use. I take my five-year-old and he absolutely loves it.

Fired Up is a relaxing, inspiring space to gather and create. Transform your vision into beautiful, practical works of art. Select from the finest bisque and the most vibrant pallette of colors available. Create simple, classic patterns or more elaborate designs. After you are finished with your masterpiece, someone from the shop will glaze and fire your piece. They are usually ready in about a week.

Methodist Medical Center BodyGem:

Are you trying to lose weight? Methodist's Wellness Center is giving away something that will help called a Metabolic Fingerprint. A fitness expert will use the BodyGem (in the picture) to measure your metabolism and determine how many calories your body needs to meet your goals. It is often used for weight loss. The testing takes about 30-45 minutes. The testing does require you to be fasting for up to four hours prior to the test. If you don't win this prize, but are still interesting in determining your metabolism, you can call the Wellness Center at (309) 672-5904 to schedule and appointment! Wouldn't it be nice to know exactly how many calories you can consume without gaining weight or how many calories you can consume to lose weight? Every one's metabolism is different!

You can click on the names of all the stores listed above for more information. By registering you will be automatically signed up to receive regular email updates from The email will give you a quick look at the latest parenting topics being discussed.


Email me at newsanchormomcontest {at} gmail {dot} com with the following information:

1. Name/Age

2. Where you are from

3. Your email address

4. Your telephone number

5. Your home address or the place you would want a prize shipped

If you have a friend or family member who is not a big fan of email, you can also send me this information through the postal service:

Jen Christensen
500 North Stewart Street
Creve Coeur, IL 61610

WATCH HOI 19 THIS NOVEMBER AND WIN! The drawings start on Sunday, November 16th during the 10p.m. news on WHOI TV, Channel 19 in Peoria, Illinois. We will be drawing 5-6 winners live each night. November 17-20th the drawings are during the 5p.m. newscast. I will post the winners of the contest on on November 20th.

Note: You do not have to live in the area to register, but most of the gift certificates to local stores have to be used at the location in the Peoria area.

-NewsAnchorMom Jen

HOI-19 News/NewsAnchorMom Holiday Give-a-way

Official Rules:

By entering, entrant accepts and agrees to be bound by these contest rules.

No purchase necessary. Must be at least 18 years old to enter.
Employees and families of Barrington Broadcasting, WHOI-TV/eHOI, Sponsor and their respective parent companies, affiliates, subsidiaries, suppliers and their advertising and production agencies (collectively, the “sponsors”) are not eligible to participate.

To enter, send an email to Entries may also be made by mailing name, age, address and phone number to: “Jen Christensen”, WHOI-TV, 500 N. Stewart St., Creve Coeur, IL 61610.

Sponsors are not responsible for lost, illegible, misdirected or late entries. limit one entry per person. Sponsors are not responsible for any technical difficulties or preemptions that may occur.

Entries due by noon on Sunday, November 16th, 2008.
Odds of winning determined by number of entries received.

Winners will be selected by random drawing on November 16th at 10p.m. and November 17-20th at 5p.m.

Prizes may not be exchanged for cash or any other consideration. no substitution of prizes permitted. Winner may not sell or transfer any prizes.
Except where prohibited by law, winner agrees to the use of his/her/their name, voice and likeness, without additional compensation, by sponsors for publicity. By entering this contest, the winner acknowledges that WHOI-TV/eHOI, and all other sponsors and venues have the right to publicize his/her/their name, voice and likeness, the fact that he/she/they won; and all matters incidental there to.

Upon acceptance of the prize, winner releases sponsors from any and all liability for injury, loss or damage of any kind that may result in acceptance of the prize awarded. Winner is liable for all taxes. In the event of a dispute, all decisions made by WHOI-TV/eHOI and contest sponsors are final and binding.You may be required to pick up some of the larger prizes.


Gina B said...

OOh, pick me pick me! LOL

Anonymous said...

My daughter just called to tell me she has entered my name for the drawing. All I could do is cry. She is a wonderful, caring, loving person and if I'm drawn we are going to have a Mom/Daughter day and share the prize. I love you, Nicole.

Troy said...

Oh Oh....I hope we win!!!!

Anonymous said...

it will not let me email you with my infomation . it keeps saying i spelled everything wrong . i no i didnt .

Anonymous said...

hi jen! i have a 3 month old son and a 2 yr old son so i hope i can win !!!!!!! thanks for having this :)!! said...

Have you tried emailing me at the station? Just go to
and click on Our Team.

Anonymous said...

I am sooo hoping I win something! It would be a Christmas present to me! Anyway, I missed the first few names last night because my television was muted, how can I find out the names that were picked?

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