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FIA01-11-2009 11:28 AM

BREAKING NEWS: Winterfest 2009 Arrives in Webkinz World
 
Written by FIA
Sunday, 11 January 2009


It's Winterfest Time in Webkinz World, and thanks to our members with Asian accounts we can bring you a "sneak peek" of this year's event. Winterfest 2009 is scheduled to run from Monday, January 12th, through Sunday, January 18th. Since it's already Monday in Asia, members with accounts set to that time zone are already clicking on Snowflakes.

During Winterfest, Snowflakes float across the screen at random times. If you click on one of the Snowflakes, you will be rewarded with a winter-themed prize. So far our members have "caught" Snowflakes with Roasted Chestnuts, Wool Scarf Jackets, Winterfest Parkas, Snow Bear Sugar Cookies, Snowy Blue Toques, Egg Nogs, Peppermint Snowflakes, Peppermint Hot Chocolates, Potted Icicle Trees, Googles Ice Sculpture, and Framed Winter Scenes. Several members have reported clicking on Snowflakes that, much like some of the raffles in the Coral Cove, didn't award any prize.

The Roasted Chestnuts, Wool Scarf Jacket, and Peppermint Hot Chocolate are new prizes for 2009. All of the rest of the prizes were available for last year's Winterfest. The Polar Plunge Poster (last available in 2007) has not returned. The Fuzzy Winter Slippers, Hot Chocolate Frozen Mug, Snow Cone, and Snowflake Sweater (last availalbe in 2008 ) have also not returned.

For last year's Winterfest, the Snowflakes ran on a "six minute schedule". That meant that every sixth minute there was a chance a Snowflake would float across the screen. Last year's Spring Celebration and Webkinz ExtravaGANZa were both on an "eleven minute schedule" with a chance of a floating Egg or Airplane appearing every eleventh minute. For the most recent "Click to Win" event, Fall Fest, the floating Leaves were so far and few between that it was impossible to determine if they were programed to appear on any sort of schedule. Hopefully for this year's Winterfest our members will be caught up in a flurry of Snowflakes and everyone will have a chance to get some fantastic prizes.

UPDATE: Based on early reports, it appears the Snowflakes are floating on the "eleven minute schedule". Starting the moment you log on, keep an eye out every eleventh minute for a Snowflake. For example you log on at 1:00pm, there is a chance you will see a Snowflake at 1:11pm, 1:22pm, 1:33pm, 1:44pm, etc. The number of Snowflakes you see per hour is still random, and cannot be predicted. There is now debate on whether the Snowflakes are on an eleven or a six minute schedule.

We would like to wish all of our members the best of luck with this year's Winterfest!

WI Staff Winterfest Quick Meal Recipes: http://www.webkinzinsider.com/forum/...t-t195421.html

Thank you to WI members StarKatie, chapman12, bflyangel, postalone, KaileysMommy, and zapper4, for these pictures from their accounts.


2222r01-11-2009 11:30 AM

Re: BREAKING NEWS: Winterfest 2009 Arrives in Webkinz World
 
Awesome! These are so cool!

milliemay1301-11-2009 11:30 AM

Re: BREAKING NEWS: Winterfest 2009 Arrives in Webkinz World
 
So which items from last year are missing? It looks like all of last years stuff and new stuff

-Lilypad01-11-2009 11:30 AM

Re: BREAKING NEWS: Winterfest 2009 Arrives in Webkinz World
 
Were there any items that did not return from last year?

monkeecj01-11-2009 11:31 AM

Re: BREAKING NEWS: Winterfest 2009 Arrives in Webkinz World
 
It looks like some good prizes this year! Good luck to everyone with an Asian account on catching snowflakes! :)

Dixiecup01-11-2009 11:42 AM

Re: BREAKING NEWS: Winterfest 2009 Arrives in Webkinz World
 
The stuff that hasn't returned from last year is the Snow Cone, Frozen Hot Chocolate, Fuzzy slippers and the Sweatshirt :) I think our EMPTY box is a *spoiler removed* ...but that remains to be seen. I think we might see after the 2 AM Mini-Up ;)

-Lilypad01-11-2009 11:51 AM

Re: BREAKING NEWS: Winterfest 2009 Arrives in Webkinz World
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Dixiecup (Post 12456641)
The stuff that hasn't returned from last year is the Snow Cone, Frozen Hot Chocolate, Fuzzy slippers and the Sweatshirt :) I think our EMPTY box is a *spoiler removed* ...but that remains to be seen. I think we might see after the 2 AM Mini-Up ;)

Thanks so much! I hope that's what the empty box is. That would be cool. :)

AChip01-11-2009 12:00 PM

Re: BREAKING NEWS: Winterfest 2009 Arrives in Webkinz World
 
Good luck everyone and thank you FIA for letting us know....you are great!

WebkinzPaPa01-11-2009 12:01 PM

Re: BREAKING NEWS: Winterfest 2009 Arrives in Webkinz World
 
a question to the people finding the flakes.

Anyone see 2 kinda close together to get a timing down?

I have 2 computers going with accounts open, haven't seen any for the 2 hours it has been going on, been away from comp here and there, but looking at screens most of the time.

-WebkinzPapa:bas:

wistcottage01-11-2009 12:58 PM

Re: BREAKING NEWS: Winterfest 2009 Arrives in Webkinz World
 
I have two computers up and get about 1 snowflake every hour- very slow!!!
I got one empty box- everything else is from last year.


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