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Win with Virgin Vancouver

Posted: February 26, 2022 in All News, Broadcasting, Retail

From Monday, February 28th, Virgin Radio Vancouver is giving you the choice of either $250 in instant cash, OR a shot at $25,000! The choice is yours with 94.5 Virgin Radio’s Cash It Or Stash It!

Tune in weekdays and listen for your cue to text message at 7am, 8am, 12pm and 4pm. When you hear the keyword, text it followed by your full name to 945945. After 10 minutes, one lucky listener will get a call back, and if they answer, they will get to decide whether they want to cash it or stash it!

94.5 Virgin Radio’s Cash It Or Stash It, powered by the King Of Floors. [ Text lines are open on all national Canadian mobile networks. Standard texting rates may apply].

Tune into Ottawa’s PURE Country 94 and play the $10,000 Big Spend! You could win $10,000 to shop at Cabela’s. Listen out for your cue-to-text, 5 times daily, every day of the week (even on the weekends!!). When you hear it, text message the codeword PURE COUNTRY to 949494 (standard text messaging rates apply).



Manitoban fast food chain, PIZZA HOTLINE – is now taking home delivery orders by text message. The hurried and the hungry can simply text their meal order to the special phone number 22-22-22. PIZZA HOTLINE also offers text meal deals – where you can text deal codes to order a range of discount meal packages. The service is now available on all Canadian mobile networks. The ordering service is free although your carrier rates may apply depending on your subscribed text plan.


Best Western Hotels & Resorts® and Disney Channel have launched the K.C Undercover Mission Vacation Contest. The Grand Prize Winner – plus 3 guests – will jet off to L.A to take part in an unforgettable spy scavenger hunt to locate the star of K.C Undercover – Zendaya. Runner up prize draw winners will win Best Western Hotels & Resorts® gift certificates. Players also have a chance to win a weekly prize of a cool mini tablet device!

To instantly enter the K.C Undercover Mission Vacation Contest; send a text message starting with the codeword MISSION to the text number 288288. The text entry mission is limited to 1 entry per person per day. The competition ends 23:59:59 ET on September 5th 2016. There is no premium charge to play but your agreed standard network rates may apply. Please make sure you have the phone owners consent to play. Text contest is available on all Canadian mobile telecom devices.


97.5 VIRGIN Radio London and NISSAN auto dealership DALE DOWNIE are giving away a 1.6L Nissan Micra®. VIRGIN radio listeners can request to enter the contest by text message. From May 5th and May 31st, listeners can text the codeword MICRA followed by their FULL NAME to the short code 975975. Players will then receive an instant text back to confirm their entry.

3 daily contest finalists will be selected at random each weekday at 8:10am, 11:10am and 4:10pm on 97.5 VIRGIN Radio. On Monday June 6th all qualifying finalists will meet up to take part in a grand final showdown to be held at Dale Downie Nissan. The #TXT2WIN contest is available on all mobile networks. There is no premium fee to enter but your typical standard texting carrier rates may apply. Max 1 entry per player.


Kelowna’s 99.9 SUN FM and Orchard Park shopping mall have launched a new mobile game called Crack the Combo.

Each day 99.9 SUN FM promotes the mobile game by asking players to text message in a daily keyword to the station’s SMS number: 78636. Players are instantly sent back a unique 6 digit code to their mobile device, which is hot linked to their cell number. Players are further instructed to visit the Orchard Park shopping mall where they must enter there combination code number into specially marked sports lockers. If the locker opens; the player scores the swag!

The mobile game works on any mobile device and is supported by all mobile network operators in Canada. The game is free to play but your regular standard texting rates may apply – the typical rate you text a mate.

Halifax radio station the BOUNCE 101.3 is giving you the chance to win lunch from McDonalds! On the last Monday of each month, you could win free lunch from McDonalds! For a chance to win – tune in to the Mel B show. She will let you know a “secret code”. Text that code to the number 101-101 for a chance to win lunch on McDonalds! Competition lines can be accessed by any Canadian mobile device. There is no premium charge to enter, however, carrier standard rates may apply for off plan texters – your typical rate to text a mate.


TSN 1050 and Miller Genuine Draft have launched a new mobile contest called MGD Beyond the Basket Raptors Experience. If you are 19, or over, and reside in Ontario – then you can enter for a chance to win courtside seats to a Toronto Raptors NBA home game. To automatically enter the competition simply send a text message.

Type the code word: RAPTORS – as a new text message and send your text to the number 105050. Your usual standard text rates may apply – same rate you text a mate. Mobile contest is available on all Canadian networks. Full contest rules and regulations are available online here. Competition prize includes:

  • Four courtside seats on January 16th for Toronto vs Atlanta.
  • A private tour of the Air Canada Centre.
  • Chalk talk with a member of the Toronto Raptors front office.
  • A shoot around from courtside.
  • Meet & greet with Toronto Raptors personalities.
  • MGD hospitality.
  • And a live showcase during the game’s broadcast.

TXT2WIN with VIRGIN Radio.

Posted: November 23, 2014 in All News, Broadcasting, Retail


Calgary’s 98-5 VIRGIN Radio and Lake Louise can get you 3 free days of skiing at 5 top resorts with the Lake Louise Plus Card! Just text message the codeword SKILOUISE to 985985 for a chance to win and you could be saving on skiing, hotels, dining, entertainment and more! (standard text message rates may apply).  Every text will also auto enter you into win a GRAND PRIZE ski getaway to Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise! The grand prize package includes:

  • Three night stay at Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise
  • Two days lift tickets for two at Lake Louise Ski Resort
  • $100 Food & Beverage Credit at Chateau Lake Louise
  • $100 Food Voucher at Lake Louise Ski Resort

HPCOPYCLEAREDKelowna’s #1 hit station 99.9 Sun FM and Harmony Honda are giving away a brand new car ‐ the all new 2015 Honda Fit! For a chance to enter; tune in to SUN 99.9 FM and listen out for instructions. Discover the qualifying text to win keyword and post it to 78636 along with your full name. Competition lines are open across Canada and on all mobile networks. Standard text rates may apply ‐ the typical rate you text a mate.

TXT2WIN with Pizza Nova.

Posted: August 26, 2014 in All News, Broadcasting, Retail

Toronto’s Virgin 99.9 FM is giving away a $100 gift card to Pizza Nova! To enter the competition simply text PIZZA to 999 99 from your mobile. Competition is open on all mobile networks in Canada. Standard data rates may apply – same rate you text a mate.

Specializing in fresh toppings, Pizza Nova serves over 4 million pizzas annually, and offers a wide range of menu items including hand-tossed specialty pizza, fresh salads, lasagna, panzerotti, toasted Ciabatta sandwiches like Veal, Porchetta and Meatball; amazing chicken wings and our famous BBQ back ribs.

TXT2WIN Lunch @ Work.

Posted: July 20, 2014 in All News, Broadcasting, Retail

CFMG-FM2011VIRGIN Radio Edmonton is giving listeners the chance to text in and win a sushi lunch for their work place. Tune in to VIRGIN 104.9 every Monday to Thursday morning, between 8AM MT and 9AM MT. Listen out for the cue to text EDO to 104-104.

DJ Pepper and Dylan will draw a text winner to win lunch each day! VIRGIN Radio will personally roll out an Edo Japan sushi lunch right to your workplace for you and your coworkers! Competition is available on all mobile networks. Standard text rates may apply to participate. Brought to you by Edo Japan and 104.9 VIRGIN Radio!

TXT2WIN with CRUZ fm.

Posted: April 25, 2014 in All News, Broadcasting, Retail

SING SING HERE WE COMEEdmonton’s 95.7 CRUZ FM are giving listeners a chance to win a Trek 3500 Mountain Bike courtesy of outdoor pursuits company Mud, Sweat and Gears. McCord and Bradley from the CRUZ Morning Show are sending Gary James to a different location in the Edmonton area with only a bicycle. Gary will ride that bicycle from the location back to the CRUZ FM studios on Calgary Trail.

Simply tune in to discover the location and then text in how long you think Gary will take to ride the bicycle back to the CRUZ studios. To enter simply text the word BIKE followed by your name and guess in minutes and seconds to 957-957. (be sure to include your name, guess in minutes and seconds). The person with the closest guess (without going over) will win.

BRBaton Rouge Kanata has launched Club Rouge, a new Mobile VIP Club. To join the exciting Club Rouge, text ROUGE to 288288 and win an amazing prize. Club Rouge members will be among the first to hear the latest news from the restaurant and receive exclusive offers. Club Rouge utilizes Magnet Mobile’s MStudio platform. For more information about Club Rouge or to find out how you can launch your own mobile campaign, please contact David Farnes .

This February the biggest question is how many gold medals will Canada win? Jamesons Irish Pub could give you more than a penny for your thoughts: All you have to do is text GOLD to 985985 with your prediction and you are automatically entered to win $500 cash! It is the simplest way to turn your 2 cents into $500! Standard Network Rates May Apply.

The HMV logo featuring Nipper and the gramophone

North America’s leading high street music retailer, HMV Canada, has just utilized Facebook and mobile text messaging to promote their new digital service – the VAULT,  A new sensible way to manage & store your mobile music listening! While stocks lasted – their loyal Facebook fans were able to text a unique keyword to 288288 to obtain a code to download free music tracks from the VAULT.  The VAULT is a new innovative service that enables you to download and stream music to your favorite devices. Discover more about the VAULT online here.

Retail giant YM Inc has launched a mobile and online contest for its Urban Planet store banner. The Outta This Planet contest gives players the chance to win great prizes by texting WIN to 288288 and registering at  Prizes include a $250 shopping spree at Urban Planet, free movies for a year and shopping trips to New York, Miami or LA.  From August 10th – Urban Planet shoppers, who spend $25 or more, will be awarded PIN code vouchers, which can be redeemed by SMS for contest entry.

Tune into Toronto’s 104.5 CHUM FM for the Word Of The Day and then text to win!

Every weekday morning at 9 am ET, Roger, Darren & Marilyn announce the Word Of The Day.  Text message the word of the day to 104536 ($0.50 per text entry).

Every noon hour, Ingrid Schumacher will pick a text winner and award a prize. The daily prize for this week is $100 to spend at any Highland Farms grocery. At Highland Farms, you can upgrade to a higher level of freshness at no extra charge!

Fancy winning $100 to spend at any Highland Farms Grocery store? Just listen in to Toronto’s 104.5 CHUM FM for the Word Of The Day and then text to win!

Every weekday morning at 9 am, Roger, Darren & Marilyn will announce the Word Of The Day.  Simply, text that word to 104536.  Every noon hour, Ingrid Schumacher will pick a text winner and award the days prize.

A $0.50 network message transit applies per text. Visit for their weekly flyer and for a location near you.

The Back Alley Nightclub, Calgary’s hottest night spot,  is giving its fan base the chance to win a trip to Miami to see Lady Gaga.

Winners will be jetted out to the American Airlines Arena on April 13th 2011 to see Lady Gaga preform in her Monster Ball tour.

For a chance to win clubbers must text GAGA to 388388 and must be in the club on Friday 25th March. The winner will be declared live on the night.

The Back Alley also invites clubbers to join its fan base community by texting in the word JOIN to 388388. Through the mobile club members get promo deals, bump passes and event alerts.

The mobile service is free but your standard SMS network rates may apply.