Fukubukuro At Royal Hawaiian Center


Pearlridge Center celebrates 2013 with a New Year, New You promotion starting in January.

On Jan. 18, 19 and 20, shoppers will receive three Hawaiian Miles per dollar spent at any Pearlridge Center merchant with a minimum purchase of $100. Also, enter for a chance to win one of many fabulous prizes, including the grand prize of a $500 Pearlridge Center shopping spree, plus a one-year free membership to Powerhouse Gym Aiea and 30,000 Hawaiian Miles. For more information, visit pearlridgeonline.com or call 488-0981.


Hospice Hawaii is holding a T-shirt design contest in preparation of its fourth annual Hot Pursuit fundraising event April 20, 2013. The winning design will be printed on all event T-shirts and will receive a $500 prize. The contest is open to all ages, and entries must be submitted via upload to hospicehawaii.org by midnight Feb. 25.

Contestants are challenged to create an original design that features the Hot Pursuit logo, Hospice Hawaii logo and event date. The design must fit within a 10-by-10-inch space to be displayed on the front of the shirt, and can use no more than four spot colors. The winner will be notified by March 25.

Hot Pursuit, which is similar to the TV show Amazing Race, is held each year at Ward Centers. Like the show, participating teams solve a puzzle or complete a task at one location to get the clue to the next location in a dash to the finish. Prizes are awarded to the fastest teams and top fundraisers. All the funds raised for Hot Pursuit help Hospice Hawaii in its mission to bring hope, reduce fears, and impact the lives of patients and their families. For more information, call 924-9255.


Royal Hawaiian Center kicks off the popular Japanese retail tradition of Fukubukuro on New Year’s Day with a lively performance by Kenny Endo’s Taiko Center of the Pacific in The Royal Grove at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 1.

Then, at 10 a.m., shoppers can purchase Fukubukuro, or “lucky bags,” full of mystery gifts at 32 participating merchants and restaurants to receive great discounts. Each Fukubukuro bag will contain products from the merchant and its contents will be revealed only after purchase. Red balloons at each store or restaurant will indicate participation. Participating retailers will fill grab bags with a variety of merchandise that will be sold at 50 percent or more off its retail value. Select restaurants will offer a limited number of gift cards ranging from $20 to $50 that can be purchased at up to 50 percent off.

Royal Hawaiian Center is open on New Year’s Day from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. The Fukubukuro shopping event specials are available while supplies last. For more information, visit RoyalHawaiianCenter.com or call 922-2299.