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Feb 4th

Posted on Feb 5, 2018



Rock 101 played Viva Las Vegas last Tuesday at 5:10pm and Thursday morning at 7:20. Three trips are left.

CFOX played Vegas Baby, Vegas on Monday at 10:25 and Wednesday at 3:17. Three trips are left.

Congrats to Amanda who won the first Zed Escapes trip. Two more to go!

The names called on Beat Your Bills last week are:

Kayla Wilde, Mike Neufeld, Amilio Sibrian, Misam Mohamidi, Paul Stewart, Melissa Wilton, Maria Zwik, Agnes Kalalang, Kristy Johnson, Lonnie Frenchie, Willow Spinler, Jenna Lane Farrell, Jennifer Schultz, Katelynn Dielko, Erin (Aaron?) Smith


New This Week:


There’s going to be a major concert announcement at 7:00am Monday morning. Any guesses who it’ll be? Justin Timberlake is the top guess I’ve seen online, but someone also guessed Spice Girls! I guess that’s a possibility…

UPDATE: it’s JT! Zed will have tickets before 8. QMFM will have tickets three times per day and Virgin will have tickets 4 times per day.

JRFM is playing the Babe of the Day again. You could win your way into the Boots ‘N’ Babes Ball at the Commodore next Saturday. Check HERE daily to see who the Babe of the Day is, then text BABE followed by your name to 93777.

Kiss has a fly-away to NYC to see Weeknd at the Panorama Festival. This is one of those contests open to everyone in BC, Alberta, and Ontario, so the competition is tough. But you can’t win if you don’t play, so listen for Weeknd’s new song Pray For Me to play, then text WEEKND to 10456 when you hear it on Kiss Radio. Ends midnight on Feb 11th. Prize is worth $3000 and includes $500 spending money.

Bro Jake is trying his hand at romance. He’ll be giving away some jewellery, flowers, and a nice dinner. Listen to his show on TSN for the cue to call in.


Personal News


I’ve been holding a secret close to my chest for a little while but I want to share it with you now. It will explain why I’ll be a little distracted for the next month or two. I’m writing a new book. While that isn’t especially exciting, it’s the subject that is so very fascinating! I’m working with Annette and Marcel Poitras to write their story. You may remember them – she was the dog walker with the three dogs who was lost in the forest in Coquitlam last November. It’s a heart-wrenching story and writing it is very emotional, but I suspect it will be cathartic for them to have it all written down.

We are working closely, doing interviews, talking to everyone involved, and will be walking the route soon to get a real feel for what Annette went through. The husband’s story is as traumatic as hers and I hope I can do their story justice! This will require numerous trips to Coquitlam (I live near UBC) so I won’t be at my desk as much, meaning I may miss names and cues and such. But this is important. It’s a story that everyone needs to hear – wait until you hear all the details! It’s amazing!!

So I will need a few friends to read it as we go, to give feedback, ask questions, etc. Please let me know if you’re interested. And when the book comes out (I’m aiming for the end of March but could be sooner) please buy it! I’m doing this for free because it’s an incredible story, but the Poitras’ are such lovely people, they deserve all the good that will come from this book…




CFOX has a wicked prize for Revelstoke! Go upload a skiing or snowboarding photo HERE. Also enter to win advance screening passes for “The 15:17 to Paris” on Feb 7th, which will include a cocktail reception. I’ve been to one of these and it was amazing – it left me dreaming about those VIP seats at Marine Gateway! Go enter HERE.

You can also win that movie prize via Rock 101 HERE. Also on Rock 101, Home & Garden Show tickets (HERE), Santana tickets (HERE), Big Wreck tickets (HERE), and a George Thorogood VIP package (HERE). There are no end dates for these CFOX and 101 online-entry contests, so I guess if they’re still up you can enter…

Zed has 2 more all-inclusive trips to Cancun. To qualify for the draws, listen for the mariachi band to interrupt a song. If you hear it, be caller 9 to win a $50 gift certificate for Las Margaritas and get your name into the draw. Once you have qualified, you are in for all draws – if you don’t win the first one, no need to re-qualify for the following draw.

Breakfast Television is sending someone to Disneyland – watch for the code word every morning and enter it online before midnight. You can enter once per day, per person, per email address. Basically, only enter once per day no matter how many email addresses you have! Otherwise they can disqualify  you, and you don’t want that – this prize is worth over $8000 and is good from April to October!

QMFM has an amazing RV adventure package. Go enter HERE by Feb 4th at midnight.

Sportsnet is taking folks to the February 24th Canucks game – IN VEGAS!!! Stay at New York New York for 3 nights, take in a Canucks game, and get a tour of the strip. If you’re free to travel Feb 22 – 25 and are over 21, go register at Sportsnet and enter the contest HERE. There are 5 trips to be won and 1 draw left: Jan 19th, 26th, Feb 2nd, and Feb 9th. One entry per person. Must live within listening range of the station to be eligible to win.

Sportsnet also has Canucks tickets on home game days. Listen to their morning show (650 on the AM dial) from 5:30-9 for the cue to call (ticket window opening) and be caller 6 at 604-280-0650 to win tickets to that night’s game.

They also have tickets to Avenged Sevenfold (enter HERE for those) and the Golf Expo (enter HERE.)

Log in at CFOX HERE to enter to win a go-karting prize for you and 7 friends, including passes to the Auto Show and $100 gas card.

Z95.3 is giving away a wedding! If you’ve got someone in mind, go enter HERE.

JRFM has Granger Smith tickets. Enter HERE before midnight on Sunday the 4th.

Peak has invites to Judah and The Lion in the Peak Lounge on Feb 17th. Log in and enter HERE. You can also enter HERE to Netflix and Chill (eat and maybe drink chilled bevvies) with James and Casey-Jo on Valentine’s Day. Enter HERE to try for a $3000 Contiki travel voucher. Or see Gogol Bordello at the Commodore by entering HERE.

On Virgin, enter HERE for a flyaway to see Marshmello in Toronto. Concert is on Feb 12th, travel Feb 11th – 13th. Enter before Feb 8th.

Log in on LG and enter to win lunch for your office supplied by The chopped Leaf. They’ll choose one winner per month.

Roundhouse Radio is having a Valentine’s Day contest – a getaway at Hester Creek Winery in Oliver on Feb 16th and 17th. Listen for a cue to call at 7am, 12pm, and 4pm to qualify for the draw. Their number is 604-449-8983.

CTV has a Sparkling Hill Resort package. Enter HERE.

CKNW has RV Show passes (enter HERE before Sunday the 4th at 1opm) and BC Home and Garden Show passes. Enter HERE before Wed the 7th at 10pm.

Global has Def Leppard/Journey tickets. Enter HERE before midnight Sunday Feb 4th.

Jack has some online entry stuff. Choose from them HERE and log in to enter.

CFOX has a nice prize to watch rugby at The Pint. Enter HERE.

Rock 101 also has Steve Miller tickets – enter HERE. There’s also a Rock the Mic prize at Hard Rock HERE.

Just for fun, I like to guess which days the Vegas trips will happen. It’s simply a shot in the dark so don’t arrange your day around it. My guesses for this week are:

Rock 101: Mon 10-2 and Wed 2-6

CFOX: Tues 6-10am and Fri 2-6

Major contests this week:


JRFM: Boots & Babes Ball

Peak: Sasquatch Fest passes

Virgin: Justin Timberlake tickets

QMFM: Justin Timberlake tickets

Z95.3: Mexico trip


CFOX: trips to Vegas

Rock 101: Viva Rock Vegas

LG: Paul Simon tickets

Kiss: flyaway for Weeknd

Sportsnet: Vegas fly-away

TSN: Valentine’s package


Monday Updates:


Zed played the cue at 8:17am and around 5:25pm. They have Whistler Blackcomb tickets at 3:30 too.

Alos, text “family” to 953-953 for a shot at a $500 Tsawwassen Mills gift card.

Justin Timberlake tickets on Zed around 8am and 5:15 pm with a guess-this-backwards-JT-song game. Virgin has them at 8:10am, 12:10, 4:10, and 8:10pm. Kiss has them with Ara’s show, and QMFM has them at 7:05, 11:05, and 4:05.

LG has Paul Simon tickets. Listen for the code words at 8am and text them in.

Peak has Sasquatch Fest passes.

Willy had some kind of Whistler Ice Festival prize this morning, not sure if he’s doing it again tomorrow. He also talked about the Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats concert, not sure if he’ll have tickets.

I didn’t listen to CFOX at all today – too busy. Did they play the cue??

Rock 101 has added a few online-entry contests. The one HERE is for a one night getaway with a fancy dinner, and this one HERE is for a helicopter ride.

CFOX has the same helicopter prize, enter HERE. They also have an interesting prize for singles – $2500 to Sleep Country and a trip for ONE to an all-inclusive in Mexico. I’ve been to Mexico by myself and I wouldn’t recommend it, but if YOU would like to go, you can enter HERE.

Despite a few innuendos, Rock 101 did NOT play Viva Las Vegas today.

JRFM has some new online entry contests too. Log in HERE to win Monster Jam tickets, BC Home and Garden Show tickets, or a trip to Penticton.


Tuesday Updates


CFOX played the cue at 8:48.

Rock 101 played the song at 1:25.

Zed played the cue at 12:39, not sure when else.

I was caller 23 for JT tickets at 4:11 on Virgin. That was with my cell phone.

I was caller 1 for JT tickets on Zed at 5:19. That was on my landline. Then my cell started to ring through, rang for 6 or 7 rings, then I heard “customer you are calling is unavailable.” HUH?? LOL! Whatevs.


Thursday Updates


Yesterday I had some rare luck getting through for stuff. I was caller 26 for QM’s backwards JT song in the morning. Caller 25 won it, which was fine since I had the wrong song anyway. Cell phone.

I was caller 11 for JT tickets on Virgin at 8:11am. Landline.

At 10:51, Zed played the cue. No luck for me.

At 4:10 I tried for JT tickets again on Virgin. This time I was caller 10, then I got it ringing again but it rang out. Probably caller 26. Blah. Landline.

But THEN, today, I tried for JT tickets on QM’s backwards song again, and this time I got through on my landline and won! The first 5 callers had the wrong song, and the only reason I knew which song it was is because Drew said it had 4 syllables. LOL! So Senorita it was. The concert is in November and the tickets don’t come in until October. And now I’m out for all Bell contests for at least 30 days, and in some cases 60 days. Ugh. But JT is worth it! I’ll have to try to win another pair before the concert – two kids, both want to go = need 2 more tix. Sigh. Sucks being poor…

Zed continues to have phone issues. It appears if you get through too soon, you are bounced into the ether and the phone just rings and rings, is never moved up in the cue. This morning I got through for Zed after about 4 redials. It rang a few times and then it was picked up and promptly cut off. I guess I was caller 8? Maybe they said “you’re caller 8” but I didn’t hear it because they said it too fast? Anyway, it was good to get a ring and actually have it answered, even though I wasn’t the right caller. Getting closer!!






5:30 – 9 – TSN, Bro-mance prize

5:30 – 9 – Sportsnet, Canucks tickets (caller 6 at 604-280-0650 on home game days)

5:30 – 9 – JRFM, Rockabye Roulette (Old Dominion tickets)

5:40 – JRFM, Secret Word (Hunter Brothers tix or Granger Smith tix)

7 – 9 – JRFM, Secret Word is said (Hunter Brothers invites or Granger Smith tix)

7:05 – QMFM, Justin Timberlake tickets

7:05 – Virgin, Finnish the Love Lyric (dinner for 2)

7:30 – 8:30 – Zed, JT tix

7:30 – Rock 101, Grand IQ Test

7:35 – QMFM, $1000 Minute

8:05 – Kiss, Not So Secret Word (Hedley tix)

8:10 – Virgin, Justin Timberlake tickets

10 – 2 – Peak, Squamish Fest passes incl camping

11:05 – QMFM, Justin Timberlake tickets

12 – 1 – CFOX, 90’s at Noon (?)

12 – 1 – Rock 101, Rock Trivia (?)

12:05 – QMFM, Paul Simon tickets

12:10 – Virgin, Justin Timberlake tickets

1 – 4 – Sportsnet, Password

3 – 6 – Kiss, Justin Timberlake tickets

3:30 – Zed, 4 pack Whistler Blackcomb passes

4 – 5 – JRFM, U-Turn (Hunter Brothers invites)

4:05 – QMFM, Justin Timberlake tickets

4:10 – Virgin, Justin Timberlake tickets

4:45 – CFOX, This is Our World (?)

6 – 10 – Rock 101, Death Wish Movie passes

6 – 10 – Rock 101, Sportsmen’s Show passes

8:10 – Virgin, Justin Timberlake tickets


As always, best of luck!