With Thanksgiving out of the way, it is officially the most wonderful time of the year. The Nassau Guardian and Star 106 Hits, along with our sponsors, are looking to make the yuletide season even more grand as we kick off an amazing “21 Days of Christmas” promotion, featuring prizes that are sure to bring some holiday cheer.
Beginning today, we will randomly pull names out of our “Santa sack” to dole out these fantastic prizes in this season of goodwill. Participation is open to residents throughout the islands of The Bahamas. To get your name into the goodie sack, simply fill in and clip out the entry form printed in The Nassau Guardian, drop it into the “Santa sack” at the Carter Street, Oakes Field location, and then listen to Star 106 Hits to hear your name called as a winner. Alternatively, you can enter online via thenassauguardian.com or star106fm.com; winners from these websites will be announced live on Star 106 Hits.
Nassau Guardian Lifestyles Editor Shavaughn Moss, who came up with the idea for a Christmas giveaway several years ago, said she was delighted that the promotion has returned for another year.
After teaming up with Star 106.5 FM, Moss reached out to her contacts to curate the gifts for the promotion.
“The first year it was just a way for The Guardian to give back to its readers,” she said.
“It was a lot of fun, but the promotion fell to the wayside. After the pandemic in 2021, people were hurting and we wanted to bring a bit of joy in tough times. We curated gifts that were both practical and luxurious.
“So, during the pandemic, this was our way to give back to the readers of The Nassau Guardian and listeners of Star 106.5 FM.
“Last year, we gave away 31 prizes over 21 days with a value of more than $10,000. We had such an amazing time last year, I said let’s do it again.
“I reached out to our amazing corporate sponsors and people were happy to donate. This year, we are giving away more than $15,000 in gifts. We’ve outdone ourselves this time around.”
The winners will be announced live on morning radio show, Good Mornin’ Dis Morning on Star 106.5 Hits, which airs between 6 a.m. and 10 a.m. on weekdays.
Among the prizes are an Atlantis Paradise Island resort three-day/two-night stay for two, and a Sandals Emerald Bay three-day/two-night Luxury Included stay for two adults. Sandals also donated two day/night passes.
Comfort Suites Paradise Island has donated a three-day/two-night stay, in addition to a dinner for four at Crusoe’s Restaurant.
Graycliff Hotel will also provide a three-day/two night stay for two with continental breakfast included.
Amber Spa at the Warwick Hotel threw in its lot with a couples retreat package, their most luxurious experience alongside a loved one in their VIP suite, which entails a 30-minute aromatic bath soak, along with a glass of champagne and chocolate covered strawberries followed by a 50-minute massage.
Commonwealth Brewery Limited and 700 Wines & Spirits, supplier of leading alcoholic beverages, went all in again this year, with a monetary gift card, as well as an amazing cross section of its libations from its brands: Jose Cuervo, Hennessy, Amstel Ultra, Don Julio, Vitamalt, Santa Margherita, Heineken, Ricardo Rum, Belvedere and Guinness.
“Commonwealth Brewery Ltd. is pleased to once again partner with The Nassau Guardian and Star FM for their annual 21 days of Christmas,” Media, CMI & Sponsorship Manager Margo Gibson said. “This partnership affords us the fabulous opportunity to spread holiday cheer via our extensive portfolio of beers, wines, and spirits to all of the loyal Guardian and Star FM fans. We encourage everyone to drink responsibly and enjoy the holidays.”
Sun Isles Watch and Clock has provided a number of his and her time pieces, including a Ladies Elgin gift, an Anne Klein gift set and two Invicta time pieces.
For those who love to travel, there’s something for you as well. Western Air has donated two round trip tickets to Fort Lauderdale from Nassau.
John Bull has also stepped up to the plate in a major way, donating a $500 gift card, a $250 gift card and a gender neutral Movado Bold timepiece.
And for the culinarian, or the person that would love to learn kitchen tricks and tips from a professional chef, Master Chef Charles Missick has offered a six-week cooking class to his Simply Better Institute’s six-week gourmet cooking class.
“I always like to give back,” said Missick. “I was more than happy to partner with The Nassau Guardian and Star 106 Hits for this promotion which is my way of giving back.”
Seafire Steakhouse at Atlantis threw in a $300 gift certificate.
Those looking for a sweet treat may get excited about Bakehouse’s yummy cookie pack and gift card donation.
Mandara Spa donated a gift certificate, which includes a 60-minute Mandara customized massage along with a classic pedicure.
Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. Iota Epsilon Lambda Chapter has donated a laptop.
Sun Oil has provided gas vouchers.
And, Poinciana Public Relations has donated a $1,000 consulting gift certificate.