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Monday March 7th

Posted on Mar 7, 2016

The personal bit:

The puppies are opening their eyes!! They still sleep most of the time but they are starting to walk better than a disoriented drunkard. They’ll be crawling out of the box soon – then I’ll really have my hands full! Ugh! They get cuter by the day though, so while it will be a lot of work, they will probably worm their adorable way into my cold and calcified heart. Little buggers…

When I got that money from ZFX, I enrolled my kids in a thing called StageCoach – it’s acting, singing, and dancing classes for kids. They said it would boost my introvert’s confidence. They were right! Her final class was on Saturday and on Sunday was the grand finale – a performance at The Orpheum! There were about 500 kids from all over the lower mainland performing – North Van, Langley, East Side, West Side, Coquitlam. These kids were amazing – it definitely wasn’t your average school recital! I cried. I always cry at live theatre. It’s weird. Anyway, it’s done wonders for her and I can’t say enough good things about Stagecoach. If you have an introvert or just a kid who needs a stage, definitely check them out – there’s probably one in your neck of the woods. If not, it’s worth the drive!

New this week:

JRFM is starting their Artist of the Day contest. When you hear a song by that artist between 6am and 11pm, text WIN followed by your name to 88000. I don’t know how the winner is chosen (it doesn’t say if texter 93 wins or if they just randomly choose one) but it DOES say that you can play multiple times. So if you win $100 once, you can keep playing. If anyone actually wins more than once I will eat my hat! With text-in games they can pick and choose who they want to give the money to – odds are they won’t want the same person winning twice. If it were truly random then you could possibly win twice or even three times. But hey, you can’t win if you don’t play, so put your ears on and keep your phone at the ready!

TSN will have tickets to the FIFA World Cup qualifying match taking place on March 25th. All three shows will have them all week.


QMFM’s Beat the Bank is in its second week. Last week there was $36,450 in the vaults and winners took home $12,700. I don’t think I’d have the nerve to get much past $1000, but I’d sure love a chance to try!! Play 4 times per day at 7:05, 8:05, 11:05, and 4:05. I definitely have trouble catching the 11am play because there’s too much going on – maybe you can catch it for me??

Jack’s Name Those Tunes game is awesome! The trick is getting the title exactly right. Last week they gave it to you even if you added extra words before and/or after the actual title – as long as you said the title in your answer, they gave it to you. Then they play all of them even if the player taps out before all 5 are done – they will be using the same song sets over again later in the game so it’s a good idea to keep a list of them handy if you plan on playing! Play at 8, 12, and 4. They take the 96th texter to 969007.

Jack’s Win at Work will be going on until May. If I haven’t got you on my list of “people to call if I hear their name”, shoot me an email and I’ll add you: And go enter the contest HERE – maybe you’ll hear your name and win $100 or $250 or $500 or $5000! But remember – you have to call back within 30 minutes to win.

Kiss Radio hasn’t given away that $10,000 yet – will it be this week? Ara and DJ Trouble announced on Sunday that they will be co-hosting their own show. I kinda freaked out when I saw the post, but was let down when I saw that they were still in the 3-7 spot. Boo! That’s when I’m listening to Janice & Cory and/or Matty B. Humph.

ZFX: BLARGH! That’s about all I can say about it at this point. But I did start a new category on the blog called “ZFX” so any post I’ve ever written on the subject can be found there. This includes lists of previous guesses and answers.

Rock 101’s Cheque or Cherokees continues. Nothing note-worthy here. 32 out of 40 people have chosen to go into the draw so far. They have really spread out the call-in times – it can happen anytime within the hour. This actually works out well for me, so thanks for that guys!

CFOX is giving away their 8th trip to Mexico this morning! There are 7 people in the draw. Again. Damn good odds!!

This is your last week to win a trip to Barbados on Virgin. If you haven’t won yet, keep trying! If you have ever been on a trip with them before, you likely won’t get to win this one. They say it’s random, but is it? Really?? I’d love to hear from you if you’ve ever won a trip twice on Bell…

Oh, and while we’re on the subject of Bell – you can’t have won ANYTHING from ANY Bell station in the last 30 days if you want to play Beat The Bank or get in on a trip to Barbados. That means no concert tickets from Virgin, no movie passes from TSN, no event passes from QMFM. No nothing. So you’ll have to choose – soccer tickets or Beat the Bank or Barbados?

One more thing: what the BLEEPITY-BLEEP-BLEEP is that frickin’ frackin’ ZFX?!?! It’s driving me mad!!

Lots of question marks today – check back later!

Links you may need:

Jack’s Win at Work names are HERE.

CFOX’s Vacay or Pay choices are HERE.

ZFX guesses are HERE.

Cheque or Cherokees choices are HERE.

Beat the Bank jackpots HERE. I’m calling it High-Priced Heist because it’s catchier. 😉


5:40 – JRFM, Secret Word (4 tix to International Auto Show or 2 tix to Gone Country Here for the Cure)

6:30 – CFOX, Stump the Show (?)

7-9 – JRFM, Secret Word is said (4 tix to International Auto Show or 2 tix to Gone Country Here for the Cure)

7:00 – Jack, No Time To Google ($100)

7:05 – QMFM, Beat the Bank

7:10 – Peak, Perfect 10 ($50 to Fatburger)

7:20 – LG, 1 Second Song ($1,000)

7:30 – Rock 101, Grand IQ Test

7:35 – Z95.3, Cash Quiz for up to $2000

7:35 – QMFM, $1000 Minute

8-8:30 – Jack, Win at Work Name

8:00 – Z95.3, ZFX

8:00 – Jack, Name Those Tunes

8:00 – Rock 101, Cheque or Cherokees

8:00 – CFOX, Vacay or Pay

8:05 – QMFM, Beat the Bank

8:10 – Virgin, qualify for Barbados

8:10 – Peak, Not So Secret Word (tix to Outdoor & Adventure Show plus Hostelling Intl membership)

9:00 – Jack, Theresa Caputo tickets

9:10 – Virgin, qualify for Barbados

10-10:30 – Jack, Win at Work Name

10-3 – QMFM, tickets to Vancouver Opera’s Madama Butterfly

10-3 – QMFM, Sea To Sky Gondola prize pack (text codeword to 103535)

10-3 – CFOX,  90’s at Noon (?)

10:10 – Virgin, qualify for Barbados

11-11:30 – Jack, Win at Work Name

11:00 – Z95.3, ZFX

11:00 – Rock 101, Cheque or Cherokees

11:00 – CFOX, Vacay or Pay

11:05 – QMFM, Beat the Bank

11:10 – Virgin, qualify for Barbados

12-1 – Rock 101, Rock Trivia (?)

12:00 – Jack, Name Those Tunes

12:10 – Virgin, qualify for Barbados

1:10 – Virgin, qualify for Barbados

2-2:30 – Jack, Win at Work Name

2:00 – Z95.3, ZFX

2:00 – Rock 101, Cheque or Cherokees

2:00 – CFOX, Vacay or Pay

2:10 – Virgin, qualify for Barbados

3-7 – CFOX, ?

3-8 – QMFM, ?

3:10 – Virgin, qualify for Barbados

4-5 – JRFM, U-Turn (4 tix to Vancouver International Auto Show)

4:00 – Jack, Name Those Tunes

4:05 – QMFM, Beat the Bank

4:10 – Virgin, qualify for Barbados

5:00 – Z95.3, ZFX

5:00 – Rock 101, Cheque or Cherokees

5:00 – CFOX, Vacay or Pay

5:10 – Virgin, qualify for Barbados

6-10 – Virgin, ?

6:10 – Virgin, qualify for Barbados

7-12 – CFOX, ?

7:10 – Virgin, qualify for Barbados

8:00 – Z95.3, ?

As always, best of luck!