What’s on in Toronto this weekend

February 25, 2014

If your New Year’s resolution was to get out more often, we’ll get you off to a good start this first weekend of 2014!

Jan 5 Start Point: 1730 Queen Street West

The 501 Queen Streetcar route is the longest surface route in North America AND one of the longest in the world! This line runs approximately 24.8 kilometres (15.4 miles) traversing Toronto from the east-west. You will go through countless distinct Toronto neighbourhoods and experience its many faces. The tour will visit 6 neighbourhoods and 6 stops! Ding ding….time to hop aboard!

For more information, check out the Foodies on Foot website.

Jan 5. Du Cafe (St. Clair and O’Connor)

Feeling caught in the post-holiday blahs? Well don’t worry – so was William Shakespeare and he wrote Twelfth Night to drive away the winter blues. Filled with a cast of zany characters, mistaken identity and a ship wreck, it’s guaranteed to warm the hearts of even the scroogiest. Draw for parts from a hat and dive into your best Illyrian accent.

For more information, check out the East End Arts website.

Jan 4 College/Shaw Branch (Toronto Public Library)

The Phoenix Poetry Workshop is Toronto’s longest running poetry workshop, now more than thirty years old. They welcome poets of all ages, aspiring and experienced writers of any style to join a supportive and friendly environment. It’s free.

For more information, check out the Phoenix Poetry Workshop website.

Jan 4 Steady Cafe & Bar

Go to TRAMP early for readings by your favourite queer authors including Zoe Whittall, Mariko Tamaki and Vivek Shraya. TRAMP is a dance party for female identified folks, but all respectful people are welcome. For more information, check out the event’s Facebook page.

Until Jan 5 Ontario Science Centre

Lots to check out including an exhibition of Rowland Emmet’s whimsical Dream Machines, IMAX films, he ever popular hair-raising demos and much more.

For more information, check out the Ontario Science Centre website.

Jan 5 MasterCard Centre

Raise $125 or more and skate with your favourite Toronto Maple Leafs Players at the MasterCard Centre. Meet current and alumni Leafs players, get autographs, have your photo taken with players, and skate with the Leafs on the ice.

For more information, visit the Easter Seals Skate website.

Jan 3 to Jan 12, TIFF Bell Lightbox

Canada’s Top Ten Film Festival celebrates and promotes contemporary Canadian cinema and is intended to raise public awareness of Canadian achievements in film.

For a line-up of films, check out the TIFF website.

Jan 3 Buddies in Bad Times Theatre

The game is played a lot like strip poker, but it’s a spelling bee, and it’s played in front of a live audience of hooters, hollerers and hecklers who want to see some smart and sexy skin! For more information, check out the event’s Facebook page.

Jan 4 Harlem Restaurant

Toronto crooner Chris Rouse brings some soul and funk to the downtown restaurant. Check his music out at the CBC Music website.  

MansionPoker.com Announces Sponsorship of the 3rd Annual B.C. Poker Championships

February 25, 2014

Gibraltar (PRWEB) November 17, 2007

MANSIONPOKER.COM (mansionpoker ) announces sponsorship of the 3rd Annual B.C. Poker Championships, to be held in Canada’s largest Poker Room at the River Rock Casino Resort in British Columbia, between November 18 and 25, 2007.

As Presenting Sponsor of the 2007 B.C. Poker Championships, the MANSIONPOKER.COM (mansionpoker ) logo will be prominently displayed on the Main Event Final Table felt during the B.C. Poker Championships, which will be filmed and post-edited into an action-packed two-hour highlights package.

"We are delighted to sponsor Canada’s premier Poker event. With hundreds of thousands of dollars being staked over four days of play, and the final table action to be aired on Global TV in December, viewers are in for a thrilling couple of hours of Poker entertainment," says MANSION.com Ambassador and well-known U.K. Poker professional Marc Goodwin.

The Championships boast an impressive $3.6Million overall prize pool, and a Main Event prize pool of $2.45Million alone is anticipated to attract an increasing number of international Poker professionals, including a growing North American contingent keen to steal the title across the border.

The Main Event is a $2500 (+$200) buy-in No Limit Texas Hold’em Poker tournament capped at 1,000 players where a first prize of $612,500* is up for grabs, and the top 10% of players will finish in the money.

With Day One split into two flights, and the start-bank set at 15,000 chips, expect a nice slow blind structure to deliver some skilful card play, consolidating the B.C. Poker Championships’ status as one of the most prestigious land-based Poker events outside of the United States.

MANSIONPOKER.COM (mansionpoker ) has a vision, style and brand strength that is complementary to the B.C. Poker Championship, a world-class terrestrial Poker tournament that is growing in reputation year on year.

Audiences will recognise the MANSION Poker brand from the company’s television debut as the headline sponsor of the innovative and internationally acclaimed, Emmy-award winning televised Poker series, known worldwide as the MANSIONPOKER.net Poker Dome Challenge.

For additional media information, please contact:

Kathryn Farrell Communications Manager

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Email: kathryn.farrell(at(mansion.com


MANSION.COM is headquartered in Gibraltar and is focused on establishing itself as a leading brand in online Casino, Poker and Sportsbook. The company is funded by private equity investors who share a passion for the thrill of games of skill and a vision to become the world’s leading multi-platform betting product, providing customers worldwide with premium gaming entertainment.

MANSION Casino offers over 90 dynamic downloadable and Flash Casino games, including a selection of action-packed favourites and the most exciting slots around, all with superb graphics and true-to-life sound effects, plus take advantage of one of the best First Time Deposit bonuses in the industry with the new Download Casino – 100% up to US$500/£250/€375.

Through the MANSION Poker portal, Members can compete with 35,000 concurrent users at peak times, and participate in frequent guaranteed tournaments with some of the most exceptional player value to be found online.

Substantial brand awareness has been generated through a key partnership with the English Premier League’s Tottenham Hotspur Football Club, via the now completed innovative Las Vegas-based televised tournament series, the MANSIONPOKER Poker Dome Challenge, and sponsorship of UK poker professional Marc Goodwin.

Further details about MANSION are available at mansion


Freerolltourny.com Has Added Two New Poker Sites Offering $10 Free

February 23, 2014

Holiday, FL (PRWEB) November 19, 2005

Freerolltourny has added two new poker sites to their site Poker time and Dream poker. Both of these sites are offering a $10 sign up bonus no strings attached. With these two additions Freerolltourny has a total of thirty poker sites offering their members special deals every day.

Dream poker is part of the prima network. The benefits that come with being a Dream poker player, $10 no deposit sign up bonus when registered or a 120% match bonus up to $500. They offer $50 each time that a player refers a friend to register with them. Their promotions will always top the industry norm, making sure that players are rewarded, no matter what they do. Dream poker link: dreampoker

Poker time is also part of the prima network also is offering players $10 free. When a player opens their first Poker Time account, they will receive $10 in their account within 24 hours. Plus the added bonus buy $20 get up to $1,000. Sign-up Bonus, players simply have to open a first time new Real Poker Account and make a deposit of $20 or more. The maximum total Sign-Up Bonus in terms of this Promotion is $1,000. Poker time link: fortuneaffiliates

About Freerolltourny

Freerolltourny, the ultimate poker site and forum, was established in September 2005. They offer a friendly and active poker communities that will help members become a profitable poker players. Freerolltourny covers all the latest poker news from around the globe both in the online and off-line poker community. They also carry live news feed from Poker Gazette and a complete listing of upcoming tournaments from 13 different poker sites. Their forum has some of the top online poker players from around the world to answer any of your questions. They have a complete listing of poker sites, casino sites, poker tips and strategies.


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KeysCaribbean Luxury Resorts Serves up Super September Getaway Deals with up to 50% Off, Complimentary Nights & Book Now Pay Later

February 22, 2014

Key Largo, Florida (PRWEB) August 27, 2013

This September, KeysCaribbean Luxury Resort Villas & Marinas presents three appealing reasons to enjoy the perfect vacation and save while in the Florida Keys: "The Longer You Stay in Paradise, The More You Save” special discount offers a lower nightly rate for each additional day booked; guests can receive a generous up to 50 percent off rates or complimentary night stays at all KeysCaribbean luxury resorts all season; an advance booking special that requires no deposit until two weeks prior to arrival date; plus a 100 percent cancellation guarantee.

The Florida Keys showcase many signature events during September, including a celebration of beer, a fun poker run and a challenging lionfish derby.

In Key West Aug. 29 – Sept. 2, more than 150 beers and micro-brews will be on tap at the annual Key West BrewFest that benefits the charitable efforts of the Key West Sunrise Rotary Club of the Conch Republic. The BrewFest features a wide range of fun activities including beer dinners, beer brunches, happy hour parties, pool parties, late-night parties, seminars and the Signature Tasting Festival Event. Attendees have the opportunity to enjoy first-rate Key West accommodations at Ambrosia Key West where a complimentary night with a four night minimum stay or up to a 50 percent discount is offered.

On Sept. 17, the Lionfish Derby for Divers will take place at John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park in Key Largo. Team up in a group of four to compete for up to $3,500 in cash and prizes. Derby divers who successfully remove invasive lionfish from sanctuary waters can win in categories for the most, the largest and the smallest lionfish. Derby attendees and participants can enjoy luxury Key Largo accommodations at Mariner’s Resort Villas & Marina and Ocean Pointe Resort Suites & Marina, which offer courtesy Wi-Fi Internet and unlimited local and long distance calls, the up to 50 percent off special discount and every fourth night on-the-house with a minimum three night stay.

Conchtoberfest Nights & Poker Run will take place Sept. 23-27 in Marathon. On each night, a Marathon restaurant will host a uniquely themed and decorated event that includes food, specialty drinks and menu items. Pick a card at each venue and play for the best poker hand. Proceeds each night are to help benefit a different local nonprofit or charity. Nearby, KeysCaribbean properties Coral Lagoon Resort Villas & Marina and Indigo Reef Resort Villas & Marina in Marathon, and Village at Hawks Cay Villas & Marina in Duck Key, offer luxury Florida Keys accommodations with free Wi-Fi Internet and free unlimited local and long distance calls. The resorts also offer the up to 50 percent special discount or a complimentary night with a minimum stay of three nights at Village at Hawks Cay or five nights at Coral Lagoon or Indigo Reef.

"The Florida Keys offer so many unique events this September that it’s a wonderful time to come to the Keys. We are pleased to provide our guests with great deals, including our special discount of up to 50 percent off our normal rates, as well as our complimentary night stay packages and advance booking rate,” said Sam Schorr, KeysCaribbean managing director.

Discounts are subject to availability. Some restrictions apply to the 100 Percent Cancellation Guarantee. To receive the advance booking special, booking must be made a minimum of 30 days prior to arrival date. Complimentary night stays require minimum night stays, have limited availability and certain restrictions apply. Please see the KeysCaribbean website for more details. For reservations book direct at keyscaribbean or call #

About KeysCaribbean

KeysCaribbean is a dynamic, boutique resort company specializing in operating Florida Keys resort villas and marinas from Key Largo to Key West. CEO Craig Hunt, the former vice chairman of Intercontinental Hotel Group and past president of Holiday Inn Worldwide, along with managing director Sam Schorr, possess more than 60 years of experience in operating and marketing unique and exclusive destination resorts and marinas.

KeysCaribbean is committed to the Florida Department of Environmental Protection Green Lodging Florida program. Mariner’s Resort Villas & Marina is designated as a Green Lodging property by the Florida Green Lodging Program.

Absolute Poker Becomes Scholarship Headquarters with Offer of Free Tuition

February 21, 2014

Miami, FL (PRWEB) March 3, 2009

In a time when more Americans are finding a college education to be far too out of reach, one online poker site is making life a little bit easier. Absolute Poker today announced the return of the Absolute Poker College Challenge, an online Texas Hold’em competition featuring three major contests with a range of prizes, including tuition, swag and gadgets.

"Due to overwhelming demand from students and poke r fans across the world, we’re thrilled to bring back our wildly popular college campus competition," stated an Absolute Poker spokesperson. "With free tuition money, notebook computers and cash on the line, this year’s Absolute Poker College Challenge is more rewarding than ever."

In between cramming for finals and blowing off steam when the pressure cooker of Campus life gets too intense, Absolute Poker has put together a 12-week competition of free online poker qualifiers that’s sure to fit nicely in your schedule – plus there’s three ways to play and win.

At stake in the May 11th Main Event are $10,000 for a college education, cash prizes, and a MacBook notebook computer amongst the gizmos on offer. To make it easier for online poker players to make their way to the Main Event at a time that’s convenient for them, daily freerolls and daily $2 rebuy tournaments have also been added to Absolute Poker’s tournament schedule.

In addition to the Main Event, the Absolute Poker College Challenge promotion features two leaderboard competitions. College students who register for the 12-week online poker tournament series will automatically compete for the top spot on a Player Leaderboard. Finish as King of the cards in the Player of the Year Leaderboard to walk away with the bragging rights amongst your frat buddies, plus pocket a handy $3500 and other cool prizes.

A secondary School of the Year Leaderboard that echoes the spirit of campus camaraderie will award the players from the top Colleges with freeroll entries and swag.

Online poker players who enter the Absolute Poker College Challenge will share in a prize pool that includes cash for tuition, top of the line computers, an iPod touch, thousands of dollars in Tournament Dollars, and Absolute Poker branded t-shirts. Complete details on the Absolute Poker College Challenge can be found at: absolutepoker

About Absolute Poker

Absolute Poker is part of the CEREUS poker network and is dedicated to providing players from around the world with an online poker game experience that is second to none. Players worldwide can access Absolute Poker online 24 hours a day, 7 days a week from any PC or Mac and experience the best multi-player game online poker has to offer. Absolute Poker is committed to remaining the most trusted and best online poker experience, created by poker players for poker players.


To Win a No-Limit Hold’em Poker Tournament: Don’t Look at Your Cards

February 21, 2014

Mill Valley, CA (PRWEB) May 7, 2008

If you’ve ever played in a no-limit hold’em poker tournament you know that you can go a long time before getting good cards. As you wait and wait, your chips stack keeps getting lower and lower as the blinds and antes increase. What should you do?

Don’t let your lousy cards ruin a smart play. Tournament Poker: 101 Winning Moves explains that if your chips drop below fifteen times the big blind you need to make a move. The "no-look" blind steal is when you are in a late position and everyone folds to you. Rather than looking at your cards, just raise to steal the blinds.

Does this play work? Absolutely! Just don’t get caught…

"I used this move and raised the blinds. To my shock the player in the big blind called me out and said, ‘You didn’t look at your cards.’ I was taken aback," explains Mitchell Cogert, the author of Tournament Poker: 101 Winning Moves.

"Of course the best course of action is to ignore and then deny. Which I did," continues Mitchell. "But my opponent wouldn’t let go. When the flop cards hit the table and my opponent checked, I resisted the temptation of looking at my cards and just bet. My opponent wouldn’t fold. He just kept looking at me maybe thinking I was going to confess."

"Finally, I said ‘I’m not an idiot, of course I looked.’ Yeah, he folded, but from then on whenever I make this move I just pretend to look at my cards."

In Tournament Poker: 101 Winning Moves, Mitchell conducted a search of almost 20 years worth of poker materials to compile the first reference book for no-limit, hold’em poker tournaments with one hundred and one moves used by the experts. And he includes a few interesting stories of his heads-up battles against the top poker pros. And poker players love the book:

"I have read over thirty poker books in my life and I can honestly say that this is the most important one of them all. I only wish I could have read this sooner!" — Dayton2Vegas.com

"I just wanted to say that your book is SUPERB! Even after reading Harrington and Sklanksy, I wasn’t very good. Your book showed me the way. I now play a very aggressive game and it works. People at the local casinos tell me I play like Gus Hansen, which is never a bad thing."     — Jules Carter    

Tournament Poker: 101 Winning Moves is an invaluable reference book for the poker player who wants to know what the poker pros know and strives to be a winner. The book is comprehensive and easy to understand with moves for pre-flop, flop, turn, river and heads-up play. The e-book is available today and the paperback will be available later this month on amazon.

The book is written by Mitchell Cogert a successful strategist to Fortune 500 companies and author of Play Razz Poker to Win. A series of video No-Limit Poker Tournament Quizzes will highlight a few key moves in the book. For media information go to apokerexpert

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Rock Out at Elvis Fest 5, a Tribute to the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll, at Seminole Casino Immokalee, June 22-24

February 21, 2014

Immokalee, FL (PRWEB) May 31, 2012

Seminole Casino Immokalee invites Elvis Presley enthusiasts to its Elvis Fest 5 on Friday, June 22 through Sunday, June 24. The best Elvis tribute artists from all over the United States will celebrate and compete to become King. The big weekend kicks off with a concert by award-winning and nationally acclaimed Elvis tribute artist Dwight Icenhower. Elvis fans will also enjoy musical performances by The Great Pretenders and Todd Martin, winner of Elvis Fest 4. Admission to all Elvis Fest 5 events (excluding Dwight Icenhower concert) is free for Seminole Player’s Club members. Anyone who’s 21 or older can join; it’s fast, free and easy.

“We are proud to host this yearly festival and to bring award-winning Elvis tribute artists to loyal fans in Collier County,” said Jim Gibson, director of marketing at Seminole Casino Immokalee. “At Elvis Fest 5, our visitors will see several eras of Elvis through song, wardrobe and looks. We look forward to another wonderful competition and King-size celebration.”

On Friday, June 22, Dwight Icenhower will perform at the casino’s air-conditioned Event Pavilion at 8 p.m. Tickets are $15 and are available at the Casino Cage or by calling #

On Saturday, June 23, the Elvis Tribute Artists’ Contest qualifying round will begin at 11 a.m. (doors open at 10:45 a.m.) in the casino’s Event Pavilion. They’ll take a break at 1 p.m. and resume the contest from 2:30 p.m. until 4:30 p.m. Among the qualities the judges look for are musical talent, performance, and overall stage presence evoking the late, great Elvis Presley. First place will receive $2,500, second place $1,500 and third place $1,000.

Todd Martin, winner of last year’s Elvis Fest, will perform in the casino’s Zig Zag Lounge at 5:30 p.m. Also on Saturday, at 7:30 p.m., The Great Pretenders will perform in the Pavilion.

On Sunday, June 24 at 2 p.m. the Event Pavilion doors will open again, and from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. the Elvis Tribute Artist’s finals will begin. After an hour break, the Tribute Finals will be held from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. At 6:30 p.m. The Great Pretenders’ free concert starts, followed by the crowing of the King at 8 p.m.

During Elvis Fest 5, there will be fun promotions with great prizes. Saturday features “Cash is King” with $1000 cash drawings every two hours from 1:30 p.m. until 11:30 p.m. The winning continues with “Cash is King” drawings on Sunday from 11:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Earn entries from May 29. Participants must be 21 years old and belong to the Seminole Players Club.

Event-goers will also enjoy savory southern favorites at Seminole Casino Immokalee restaurants. 1st Street Deli will delight with its Fat Elvis cupcake, a colossal peanut butter and banana cupcake with candied bacon sprinkles. The EE-TO-LEET-KE Grill will serve up Elvis’ favorite sandwich made with peanut butter, bananas and bacon on griddled white bread, served with kettle chops. Lucky Gator Café will offer its You Ain’t Nothing But a Hound Dog. This quarter pound, foot-long hot dog comes loaded with chili, bacon, onions and cheese. Additionally, all attendees will receive a complimentary Blue Hawaiian drink.

“Stay & Play with Elvis Tribute Artists,” a special 25% discount off room rate at the following hotels in Naples: SpringHill Suites # , Fairfield Inn & Suites # , and Hampton Inn # will be offered in conjunction with the event. Hampton Inn & Suites in Fort Myers Beach # will also offer the special rate. Mention offer code “Where Paradise Plays” when making reservation.

For more information on Elvis Fest 5, visit elvisfest5

About Seminole Casino Immokalee

Open 24/7, 365 days a year, Seminole Casino Immokalee is Southwest Florida’s premier gaming destination, with 1200 Las Vegas-style slots, from high-paying progressives, video poker and the industry’s newest titles like Tarzan, Betty Boop, and The Hangover, themed for the hit movie. The 75,000-square-foot plus casino offers 34 live tables games, including Blackjack, Mini-Baccarat, Pai Gow, Let It Ride, Three Card Poker, Texas Hold ‘em, Texas Hold ‘em Bonus, Blackjack Switch, Spanish 21, and Casino War. It is also contains the Zig Zag Blackjack pit, where the Zig Zag Girlz play. The new Paradise Room is a high-stakes gaming parlor with Blackjack and Mini-Baccarat pit and a separate area for high limit slot machine play. The new WPT Poker Room has both limit and non-limit games. No limit Texas Hold ‘em poker tournaments are held Wednesday through Sunday. Bonus Hand and High Hand of the Day are also featured. Seminole Casino Immokalee participates in the Seminole Players Club Wild Card Rewards Program whereby players earn and redeem points at all Seminole Casinos throughout Florida.

Dining options include 1st Street Deli, Southwest Florida’s only authentic New York-style delicatessen. This award-winning restaurant is open 24 hours, serving late-night breakfast, lunch and dinner. The EE-TO-LEET-KE (“The Camp”) Grill serves the best and freshest dishes in Southwest Florida, including its signature authentic Seminole fry bread and fresh-from-scratch classic favorites. The Zig Zag lounge, home of the Zig Zag Girlz, is “where the party never ends” with nightly live entertainment and no last call. Two, 42-inch HD televisions and a 103-inch screen at the Zig Zag bar air sporting events and other entertainment. A 10,000-square-foot Event Pavilion seating up to 800 guests is for large entertainment events, such as concerts, weddings, banquets, company outings and privately-held dances. With 1800 parking spaces, there’s always more than enough parking available at Seminole Casino Immokalee.

Seminole Casino Immokalee is easily accessible to all of Southwest Florida via I-75, and Southwest Florida International Airport is only a 45-minute drive from the casino. Located between Miami and Naples, north of Alligator Alley on Highway 846, it’s five blocks south of Highway 29. Approximately 30 minutes from Naples and Fort Myers, the casino is a 90-minute drive from Miami and Fort Lauderdale. For directions or other information call toll-free # ; fax # or write: 506 South 1st Street, Immokalee, Florida 34142.

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Jewels & Pinstripes Creates Dazzling Gift Bags For ‘EXTRA’ Awards Lounge

February 19, 2014

Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) February 28, 2006

Jewels and Pinstripes, one of the country’s premier gift bag companies announced today the products that will be included in the luxury gift bag it has created for the "EXTRA" Awards Lounge to take place on March 1 & 2 at Le Meridien Hotel, just days before the Academy Awards®.

The bag, valued at more than $12,000, includes a wide variety of exclusive items such as an Indianapolis 500 VIP Experience Package, a Bodog.com Poker Chip Set, DKNY Red Delicious Perfume and Cologne, Betties pinstriped patent leather pumps, NextSport Asphalt Carving Scooter, Chi-Chi Couture.com Dog Treats, an Official Guardian Angel for the "EXTRA" Awards Lounge from sigikid, the Cuddly Company and many other amazing items. All products will be packed in a 25” piece from the Vera Bradley Signature Luggage Collection distributed by Ricardo Beverly Hills.

Nominees, Presenters and TV Personalities have been invited to the "EXTRA" Awards Lounge and the attendees will receive the Jewels and Pinstripes bag as a final gift when they leave the suite.

“The ‘EXTRA’ Awards Lounge presented an excellent opportunity for my clients to showcase their products to this year’s nominees,” said Julie Kenney, president of Jewels and Pinstripes. “We have a wonderful assortment of fabulous products and are sure that everyone who receives our gift bag will be thrilled with its contents.”

Jewels and Pinstripes created the gift bags for the "EXTRA" Award Lounge this past September in celebration of the Emmy’s®. Response from recipients to the gift bag and the lounge was overwhelmingly positive.

For this event, Jewels and Pinstripes created 75 gift bags, which were given to all invited attendees who visited the suite.

Products included in each of the bags are as follows:

  • Vera Bradley Signature Luggage Collection Designed and Distributed Exclusively by Ricardo Beverly Hills, $300.00, verabradley
  • Indianapolis 500 VIP Experience Package, $5,000.00, indy500
  • XOJET — A complimentary hour of private jet flight on XOJET’s new fleet of Citation Xs, a plane that can take you from LA to NY in 4 hours, $5,000.00, xojet
  • Bodog.com Poker Chip Set featuring 100% clay chips used in the big money tournaments and in Casinos worldwide, rarely available in a home set, $200.00, bodog
  • Joy by Mel Lim, A set of 25 letterpress personalized stationery on 100% soft cotton paper & shimmery envelopes, $200.00, joybymellim
  • Fabulously40.com is featuring D.A.Y.S. an Original Collection — Luxurious Hand Knitted Choker Necklace adorned with a Giant Fluted Shell Pearl, $168.00, fabulously40
  • Event at West Egg’s assorted custom luxury evening bags adorned with Swarovski crystal, pearls or silk flowers, $300.00-$125.00, eventatwestegg
  • Betties — The patented-leather Nitro pump or Hot Rod Slider pinstriped with elegant detail. It’s a lifestyle… $150.00 gift certificate, #
  • Chi-Chi Couture.com offers an Oscar shaped, artisan crafted dog biscuit collection for your Oscar winning pooch, $125.00, chi-chicouture
  • Passchal striking mini evening bag with textured tractor inner tube & dramatic embossed Italian leather, $110.00, passchal
  • 3-month Tortuga Rum Cake Club and 4 oz. cake, $102.00, tortugarums
  • Twisted Silver-gold plated hoop necklace with a pearl drop with gift certificate for matching bracelet , $100.00, twisted-silver
  • NextSport Asphalt Carving Scooter, $69.95, nextsport
  • DKNY Red Delicious Women Eau de Parfum, $68.00, Nordstrom Stores Nationwide
  • Shari’s Berries, gift certificate for one dozen chocolate covered strawberries, $65.00, berries
  • Good Girl Brand: Trendy limited edition "bling" tank, $59.00, goodgirlbrand
  • DKNY Red Delicious Men Eau de Toilette, $58.00, Nordstrom Stores Nationwide
  • Dunham Road Monogrammed Photo Album gift certificate, $51.00, dunhamroad
  • Allay California Turtle Scarf, $46.00, allaycalifornia
  • Pro Mom Couture Lucky Mom 24/7 Tank, $38.00, promomcouture
  • sigikid Guardian Angel — For the first time available in the US, exquisitely crafted plush animals with special protective qualities and high cuddle factor. $29.50, sigikid-usa
  • shrnk (Stylin Hip Rags for Newborns and kids) — Child’s AB (lighting bolt) CD t-shirt, $28.00, shrnk
  • Hottie Tottie Scents Sweet Orange Lime Bath Salts, $26.00, hottietottiescents
  • Playtex Thank Goodness It Fits X-treme Lace bra, $26.00, playtexnet
  • Simply Divine Brownies, baked from scratch in Maine featuring a collection of brownies including a brownie with Extra Logo, $26.00, simplydivinebrownies
  • L’Oréal Professionnel ‘s salon exclusive, premium line of haircare, Série Expert Vitamino Color and Liss Extreme products, $20.00, lorealprofessionnel
  • Swing Ltd. — Swing Designs Café Photo Tray, $19.95, swingltd
  • Picture Trivia Movie Edition, The Guess WhoWhatWhen&Where Book Series, $17.95, picturetrivia
  • Life is good Snuggly Socks, $10.00, lifeisgood

An autographed gift bag, with all contents included, will be auctioned online and all proceeds will be donated to Race to Erase MS. The gift bag can be found at charityfolks, beginning on March 3rd. To date, Jewels and Pinstripes has raised more than $175,000 for charity since its inception in 2004.

About Jewels and Pinstripes

Founded in October of 2004, Jewels and Pinstripes is a premier designer of luxury gift bags, specializing in creating VIP thank-you bags for charity benefits. Inspired by the dedication of the organizations it works with, Jewels and Pinstripes regularly donates gift bags for auction, and has raised more than $175,000 for events that include "EXTRA" Awards Lounge, The Carousel of Hope, MusiCares Person of the Year Tribute during Grammy Week®, Muhammad Ali’s Celebrity Fight Night and Chris Evert’s Pro-Celebrity Classic. Oprah Winfrey, Halle Berry, Matthew Perry, Faith Hill, Beyonce, Sarah Jessica Parker, Tom Hanks, P.Diddy and Clint Eastwood top the long list of lucky Jewels and Pinstripe recipients. The gift bags and the extraordinary contents regularly attract the attention of leading media outlets including People, Extra, Us Weekly, Entertainment Tonight, Inc.com, and FoxNews. For more information about Jewels and Pinstripes, please visit our website at jewelsandpinstripes

Contact: Julie Kenney

Jewels & Pinstripes

Phone: #

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Nevada Jacks Introduces Barack Obama Commemorative Poker Chips

February 19, 2014

Miami, Florida (PRWEB) December 9, 2008

Barack Obama commemorative chip sets are flying off the shelves at NevadaJacks.net, the premier retailer of custom ceramic casino-grade poker chips and gaming supplies. These black, green, and blue collector’s chips feature the face of the 44th President of the United States standing tall on one side and his campaign logo on the back side. The chips, which are exclusive to Nevada Jacks, represent a unique opportunity for fans of the nation’s first African-American leader to remember where they were on November 4th, 2008, when Obama won in a landslide over Republican challenger John McCain.

Nevada Jacks has unveiled two options for the commemorative chip sets of the President-elect. First, a set of three poker chips is available. One black chip, green chip, and blue chip are included. Each chip is then covered in a protective plastic cover in order to ensure the survival of the keepsake for years to come. Free shipping is available and the three piece poker chip sets are being sold for $19.99.

Customers at Nevada Jacks have also been clamoring over the 300 piece Obama chip set, which is the perfect number for a standard home poker game. Also included are a durable aluminum carrying case, one deck of Nevada Jacks branded playing cards, and one Obama dealer button. There are 100 poker chips of each color, which will make for a memorable home game or other poker tournament. There are limited quantities available and, in order to ensure delivery in time for the holidays, interested customers are encouraged to act quickly while the special-edition chips are still in stock.

Nevada Jacks has also packaged a dozen plastic playing cards together and slashed the retail price by 50% in order to provide easy-to-purchase stocking stuffers. The cards carry the Nevada Jacks brand and are of comparable quality to Copag cards. Plastic playing cards carry a longer life span than their more traditional counterparts and can hold up to spills and other mishaps that often pervade traditional home games.

For an affordable present for the poker lover in your life, Nevada Jacks is offering a 500 piece Tri-Color chip set for just $39.99. The chip set, which is normally listed at $199.99, comes with everything needed to run a large-scale poker tournament, including 150 black chips, 150 purple chips, 150 green chips, 25 red chips, 25 white chips, a sturdy aluminum case, a deck of plastic cards, and a dealer button to keep track of the action. Free shipping is available via UPS Ground and orders placed now will arrive in time for the holidays.

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This article was printed courtesy of Nevada Jacks (nevadajacks).

Nevada Jacks is one of the world’s top sources for custom poker chips, clay poker chips, poker chip sets, collectible poker chips and poker accessories. The company is headquartered in Miami, Florida and all of its products are made in the United States.

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LetÂ?s Get Personal(Ized) Online

February 18, 2014

Buffalo Grove, IL (PRWEB) August 11, 2004

Trendsetters, fashion divas and creative spirits, we have the website for you. With over 2,000 unique personalized stationery and gift products, thereÂÂ’s something for everyone. Just ask ABC-TV celebrity personality Star Jones! View a personalized note card featuring her shoe closetÂÂ…complete with stilettos or her engagement party invitation and thank you note card. You can have the same personalized notecard with your name on itÂÂ… or create your own design! And, itÂÂ’s not just about personalized stationery! At TheStationeryStudio you can find a custom product line that is extensively cute and personalized to your taste.                        

Their products have drawn national attention in features by The Wall Street Journal, NBC-TVÂÂ’s Today Show and ABCÂÂ’s ”The View”. With over 150,000 visitors a month (and growing!) they have a dedicated customer base which they continue to delight with the best-of-the-best in unique, custom and fun personalized gifts and stationery items. ”For some of our customers,” explains Renee Redman, owner of TheStationeryStudio, ”our site can be addicting. Once you create personalized items you want to return for more.”

As a niche website offering the ”hard-to-find” but ”need-to-get items”, TheStationeryStudio.com has emerged as one of the premier websites dedicated to personalized stationery, note cards, birth announcements, moving cards, personalized poker chips, acrylic and ceramic gifts, Louisville Slugger baseball bats, wedding invitations, gift stickers and custom gifts. Started in 1992, The Stationery Studio was once touted as a local hotspot for creating dynamic custom invitations and announcements. Often, their customers would pick up a personalized gift item while they were there looking for birth announcements, bar/bat mitzvah or wedding invitations. To provide a flexible online catalog for their out of state customers they created a website in 1998. Over the years it has grown into an online powerhouse focusing on unique specialty ”knock your socks off” personalized gift items for customers all over the world.

The spectrum of popular-priced items that can be ordered is extensive and there is truly something for everyone. LetÂÂ’s take bathrooms for example. For many, their powder room isnÂÂ’t complete without personalized paper guest towels with their name and the phrase ”WhadÂÂ’ya expectÂÂ…Linen?” Their childrenÂÂ’s presents must have the cutest gift stickers on them. A note card needs hand-lettered calligraphy address labelsÂÂ…and many will only use customized ”From the Mommy of” note sheets for correspondence to school.

”We canÂÂ’t get enough cute things to offer,” explains Redman. ”WeÂÂ’re constantly adding to our selection and there are many personalized gift ideas for all holidays.” This year, make your friends green with envyÂÂ… put your favorite pupÂÂ’s name on a ceramic dog bowl or sew ”fashioned with love by” woven labels to handmade personalized giftsÂÂ… or place a monogram on elegant, but affordable custom stationery wardrobe note cards! This summer, send your favorite little ones off to sleepover camp with their own custom postcards and stationery. Put the grandkidÂÂ’s center stage on a sweatshirt or ceramic platter imprinted with the phrase ”We Love Grandma & Grandpa” and all their namesÂÂ…and donÂÂ’t forget to order a birthstone bracelet for the little lady in your life.

One of their customerÂÂ’s favorite areas of the site provides a huge selection of adorable stick figure stationery, announcements, invitations and gift items. ”They are completely unique and personal and they allow our customers to express who they are and who they want to be. The customer decides exactly how the personalized stick figure notecards and gifts will look. We have the artwork drawn to the customerÂÂ’s specifications and they are limited only to their imagination!”

As the largest online dealer of personalized stick figure products in the U.S., they offer varied items with stick figure designs including stationery, notepads, birthday invitations, moving announcements, address labels, clothing, tote bags, gift stickers and post-its. ”ItÂÂ’s a golden opportunity to let everyone know how you want to look, your passion, your hobby or your profession. Whether itÂÂ’s real estate, jogging, being a princess, shopping, reading or basketball, the customer makes the decision,” explains Redman. Just ask Lisa Gubernick, Wall Street Journals Catalog Critic, she commented, …"But for that really special note, we were hoping for something more personalized ÂÂ- and The Stationery Studio had just the thing. Ordering online, we entered our child’s name and then "built" a stick figure to match, choosing general characteristics (boy or girl, long or short hair) and favorite activity (violin, baseball)….. Lily loved that she got to be pictured with "my stuff." We were entranced as well ÂÂ- and awarded these Best Overall."

Indeed, TheStationeryStudio.com is the place to find the hard-to-find gift. ItÂÂ’s a one-stop shop for all ages and all generations. If you love cooking, they offer personalized ”Cooked with Love” stickers you can place on your baked goods. If you love reading, there are gorgeous bookplates for all ages. Little indulgences like hand-calligraphied address labels and mommy pads are the reason their customers keep coming back.

”Another reason customers keep returning is because we offer exceptional value and excellent service. We try to provide the same special attention to all of our online orders that we would to any local customer,” says Redman. ”These are the kind of items you canÂÂ’t find at your local department storeÂÂ… or the mall,” she notes, ”specialty items like these are unique.”

Most gift items on TheStationeryStudio range from $20 to $40. ”We try to create an extensive selection of affordable items for our customers. This year we introduced online gift certificates in any denomination starting at $20 which can be sent via mail or instantly via email. They have been a big hit as they allow the recipient to make all the custom choices about their personalized gift,” she explains.

”We know from 12 years of experience how recipients appreciate the items we offer. In todayÂÂ’s world, itÂÂ’s important for many people to stay connected to their friends and family and these are the type of items that say that you took the time to order something special.” Redman adds ”ItÂÂ’s that personal(ized) touch that makes all the difference.”

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