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Peek-A-Newz is a click-to-win contest on the Webkinz Newz website. The contest is available periodically with different characters offering different prizes to be won.
The objective of the contest is to hunt through the Webkinz Newz website looking for a particular Webkinz character. Players who find the character five different times are rewarded with a Webkinz prize.
How to Play
In order to play, you will need:
- A Webkinz World account
- Popups enabled on your web browser
- To live in either the USA or Canada, but NOT in New York, Florida or Quebec
NOTE: Although the contest rules specifically exclude those who live outside of the USA and Canada, and those who live in New York, Florida, Quebec, some members from those locations have reported being able to participate anyway.
Step 1: Entering Contest
Go to the Webkinz Newz website. When a Peek-A-Newz challenge is in progress, you will see a log-in box located on the main Webkinz Newz website page; this box has been seen in the top left and right hand corner or in the center bottom of the page.
The log-in box may vary. Here are some examples:
Click on this log-in box and a log-in window will pop up. You will be asked to:
- Confirm that you have read the official rules and regulations
- Enter your Webkinz World ID
- Enter your Webkinz World password
- Submit the form
Step 2: Successful Log-In
A successful log-in will bring you to the instructions screen. This is what the instructions screen looked like for first event:
Step 3: Click Play
From the instructions screen, click "Play" to start the Peek-A-Newz challenge. This will take you back to the Webkinz Newz website all logged in and ready to play.
Step 4: Tips for Finding Peeking Character
Browse around the Webkinz Newz website and try to find the character who is hiding.
The characters hide along the edge of the ads. They are not "floaties".
A few helpful hints are
1) Don't rush to change pages. Let the entire page load.
2) Don't rush to click on the Peek-A-Newz character. Unlike the floaties the character will stay on that page until you refresh it and won't vanish.
3) Make sure to scroll down the page (or set your view to less than 100%) before you leave the page.
4) Make sure that you have opened your screen wide enough. In the pictures of Screen 2 and 3 below, the peeking character (Patty) is in the blue margin around the Webkinz Newz website.
Screen Shots Showing Where to Find Peeking Character
Step 5: Enter Security Code
Once you find a character click on it. You will receive a screen similar to the following. If it does not appear you probably still have your pop-up blocker turned on. It will need to be turned off for you to see the screen where you will enter your security code to win your prize.
After finding the character 5 times you will be awarded a prize. You will know that you have seen the peeking character 5 times because a screen requesting you to enter a security code will appear.
In order to win a prize, you need to find the hidden character 5 times during a single Peek-A-Newz event. Events usually last for 24 hours, but at least one event was repeated for several days in a row: the 2011 St. Patrick's day event in which you looked for Patty the hamster was available for several days (between 9 am and 9 pm EST), and players could participate once per day per account). In the past you needed to provide a valid email address to receive the feature code for your prize. For the latest events, you only needed to enter a security code to win the prize since the prize is now automatically entered into your dock instead of being sent to you as a code in email.
Ganz has indicated that if you exit the challenge before earning your prize, you can simply clear your web browser history and log back in at Webkinz Newz in order to continue right where you left off.
For a given user and WW account, you may only participate in a Peek-A-Newz challenge once per day. However, if you have more than one account in a household, you should be able to log into Webkinz Newz with each account and win the prize. Furthermore, for events that last more than one day, players are able to participate each of the days the event lasts.
|Wacky Zingoz||August 5-6, 2010||Dancing Zingoz|
|Arte Fact||August 20-21, 2010||Arte's Azure Zingoz Photo|
|Pollie Jean Collie||September 8-9, 2010; June 6, 2011||PJ's Rares|
|Zofia||Scheduled Sept 17-19, 2010; June 5,2011||EITHER a Zofia Zumbuddy OR a Winged Tee|
|Plumpy||January 12, 2011; June 4, 2011||EITHER a Plumpy's Chair or Writing Desk|
|Chef Gazpacho||January 26-27, 2011||Chef Gazpacho Sandwich Maker|
|Flora the hamster||February 2011||Flora's Flowerpot|
|Patty the MAZIN’ Hamster||March 12-16, 2011||Clover Patch|
|Fruits||April 1- April 5, 2011||W-Shop Fruit Food Item|
|Golden Dragon||April 7 - 11, 2011||Golden Dragon Statue|
|May Makeover||May 1 - May 31, 2011; June 3, 2011||May Makeover Clothing Items|
|Amanda Panda||June 7, 2011||Amanda Panda Chest|
|Moolah Mountain||June 8, 2011||250 KC|
|Kinzcrew||Friendship Month, |
June 9 - June 30, 2011
|Adventure Park|| |
August 19- September 2
|Adventure Park Clothing Prizes|
September 10th - September 18th
|Nafaria Themed Prizes|
September 19th - September 23rd
|Fall Fest Prizes|
|Halloween Peek-a-Newz Challenge||Oct. 1-Oct. 31, 2011||Acorn Placemat Setting, Happy Halloween Banner, Leaf Glasses, Mini Pumpkin Tarts, PB & J Chococup, Small Inflatable Jack O'Lantern|
|Adventure Park Peek-a-Newz||November 1-11, 2011||Prizes include a series of 'Kinz inspired virtual plushies and two Adventure Park posters.|
|Spirit of Giving||December 4-6, December 19-31 2011||Prizes included Bloomin' Desk Lamp, Full Earth Zodiac Costume, Full Zodiac Water Costume, Full Zodiac Fire Costume, Reindeer Candy Cane, Holly Jolly Sweater, Whimsical Window, Victorian Path Pieces, Stoogles Plush Toy|
|Chipwrecked Peek-a-Newz Challenge||Dec. 7 - 18, 2011||Packages containing one or more pieces of the Alvin, Simon, and Theodore Costumes|
|Elwin's Creative Peek-a-Newz Challenge||Apr. 1-15, 2012||Prizes are a random Creative Studio Theme items.|
|Persephone's Glam Peek-A-Newz Challenge||April 16-30, 2012||Webkinz Newz exclusive Glam Boutique items|
|Wacky's Road Trip Peek-A-Newz Challenge||May 2-23, 2012||Webkinz Road Trip-themed items|
|Elwin's MegaModern Peek-a-Newz Challenge||May 24- June 6, 2012||Prizes are a random Mega Modern Theme items, including the WKN exclusive Glowing Lamp, the Glowing Vase and the Glowing Coffee Table|
|Plumpy||June 7-28, 2012||Summer Sun Dress, Ruffled Summer Sun Sandals, Summer Sun Bonnet, Kinzstyle Summertime Skirt, WKN Sensational Summer Shades|
|Kimmy Koala||June 29-July 19, 2012||CampKinz Theme Items, CampKinz Sleeping Bag, CampKinz Pup Tent, Campkinz Picnic Blanket, Letters From Camp|
|Elwin's Beach House Peek-a-Newz Challenge||Apr. 1-15, 2012||Prizes are a random Beach House Theme items (including three WKN exclusives).|