99-Cent Only Stores is running a Countdown to 9-9-09 promotion involving a Word of the Day Game and a grand prize drawing for a Nintendo Wii game system. However, don't bother to enter unless you live in California, Arizona, Nevada or Texas. All other states are excluded.

If you live in any of the favored states, you can enter the sweepstakes online during the promotion period between Sept. 1-8 by visiting the 99-Cent Only Store Web site and following the directions provided to complete and submit an entry form.

You are limited to one sweepstakes entry per person, per e-mail address and per household per day but can enter every day during the promotion, if you wish.



Once you've entered the sweepstakes, you will receive one game play for the Word of the Day Game but you've got to trek over to a 99-Cent Only Store to find the Word of the Day code. Each day, they are giving away gift cards to the store and the total amount being given away varies as the contest progresses.

Today's gift card is worth $19.99 and two people can win. Days five and six will see three winners of $19.99 gift cards and day seven will have four winners of 99-Cent Only Stores gift cards in the amount of $19.99 each.

On day eight, the gift card awarded will be worth $99.99, with only one winner. Gift cards are redeemable for future purchases in any U.S. 99-Cent Only Store. A total of 72 Word of the Day wins are on offer and the total value of all daily win game prizes is $3,689.28.

The Grand Prize winner of a Nintendo Wii game system will be selected from a random drawing of nine potential winners on September 9, 2009. The winner has the option to take the cash equivalent of the game system in the form of a certified check for $249.99. An awards ceremony will be held at the 99-Cents Only Stores location nearest to the winner. Get all the dope by reading the Official Rules.

Marlene Alexander is a freelance writer and dollar store diva. She writes ideas and tips for home decorating using only items from the dollar store.


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