January 17, 2014 |
In honor of its new series "#RichKids of Beverly Hills," E! is sharing the wealth with Chicagoans. The new reality series, debuting at 9 p.m. Jan. 19, takes viewers inside the closets of wealthy 20-somethings. To promote the show, E! has launched the "Finders Keepers" promotion in which fans can win five luxury items in Chicago and other participating cities. E!'s "#RichKids" Team will be plant five items around the city for you to find on Jan. 19. Fans can check Instagram - the show's sign is @RichKidsOfBH - for visual clues to the locations of the five items.
March 11, 2013 |
St. Patrick's Day falls on a Sunday this year, so most of the green-tinged festivities will have already happened by the time the actual day arrives. But any Chicagoan who isn't too hungover to solve a riddle on the holiday morning will have a chance to win a leprechaun's gold coin. Seriously. UltraPawn.com, an online pawn broker with offices in Chicago, will be giving away a Krugerrand worth $1,500 through a leprechaun named Marius O'Mustard (not his real name) on Sunday. At 9 a.m., the riddle will be posted on the website, and...
September 14, 2013 |
If you're a gamer who lives in the Chicago area and is a fan of the Grand Theft Auto series of video games, you'll want to be at the Midnight Launch that Microsoft is holding next week! Here are the details: On Monday, September 16 starting at 10 p.m., Microsoft at Oakbrook Center and Woodfield Mall will host a midnight launch party for Grand Theft Auto V where fans can compete for fun and bragging rights. Customers will enjoy food, swag and raffle prizes. Currently, customers can pre-order the game...
July 27, 2012 |
Lollapalooza fans don't have to wait a week to stand in long lines for a shirt at the merch tent to commemorate their experience. In fact, Chicagoan's don't even need tickets to the fest at all this year to get their hands on Lolla swag. New this year to the fest is the Lollashop -- situated on the corner of Michigan Avenue and Van Buren Street -- which opened Friday to the public. Part boutique for designers like Threadless, Gap and other brands and part showroom for The Thompson Hotel set to open in 2013, the shop is fest organizer C3's space to offer...
November 7, 2012 |
When sports teams suffer postseason defeats, the pre-printed merchandise celebrating their would-be championships is often shipped off to impoverished countries. That means there's still a Bears 2007 Super Bowl champions hat floating around out there that would have gone on Rex Grossman's stupid head. In the case of losing presidential merchandise, however, the results aren't always so kind. The Postcard Factory, which produced election swag for both candidates, destroys whatever is left from the losing side.
December 17, 2012 |
UPDATE: Wingfest tickets are now sold out. --- Wing fans, mark your calendars: The details for Wingfest 2013 have been announced. The 14th annual wing-tasting competition is slated for 1-5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24, at Bailey Auditorium (1340 W. Washington St.). General admission tickets are $25 and include wings from an estimated 25 vendors, which attendees are encouraged to sample and vote for their favorites. VIP tickets ($55) include drinks, parking, access to a VIP area and a swag bag. The event is 21 and up and tickets are now on sale at ...