Sponsored Edition: Reward Yourself

It's said that you only get as much as you give. And that's usually true. In life — and in shopping.

But this weekend, that whole equation gets turned upside down. At Ward Centers' Friends+Family+Community ReWARDS Weekend, you only give a little and then get a whole lot more.

Here's how it works: Just buy a ReWARDS ticket for $5. The proceeds benefit one of the nearly 40 nonprofits selling the tickets (each organization keeps 100 percent of the ticket sales money). Then, take your ticket to Ward Centers, April 9 to 11, and use it to get deals, discounts, gifts with purchase, and other special offers at numerous Ward Centers stores. (The full list of deals is here.)

While you shop, check out the live entertainment, enter to win Ward Centers gift cards, and even get a free tote with a $100 purchase.

Talk about a rewarding experience.

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Shopper's Delight
Ticketholders receive exclusive deals at over 85 Ward Centers shops and restaurants. Take advantage of special discounts, from 10 to 15 percent off, at stores like Cinnamon Girl, MisFortune, Red Pineapple, Cupcake Boutique, The Wedding Cafe, Alliway, Dueces Hawaii, The Growing Nest, Martin & MacArthur, and more. Score fantastic dining offers at California Beach Rock n' Sushi, Mocha Java Cafe, Ryan's Grill, Satura Cakes, Wahoo's Fish Taco's, and more.

Lei ChicIt's In the Bag
Spend $100 and snag a FREE eco-chic cotton tote bag. Bring your Ward Centers shopping and dining receipts, dated April 9 – 11, 2010, to the Redemption Counter (open 10 a.m. daily) next to Pa'ina Cafe at Ward Warehouse to claim.

Lei ChicGiveaways Galore!
Head to Ward Centre and spin the Pepsi Wheel to win cool prizes. Once you're done shopping, enter to win 1 of 5 $100 Ward Centers Gift Cards by dropping your completed ticket stub in one of the entry boxes located throughout the Centers.

Lei ChicFamily Fun Activities
Flash your ReWARDS tickets for access to a ton of fun, totally free activities for the whole gang. Hit up the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation's booth for Whale-of-Fortune Trivia, play financial games with Hawaiian Community Assets, learn how to make a kupe'e bracelet from the Mehetia Productions Polynesian dance troupe, and much more. For a complete list of activities, click here.

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That's the Ticket
Your ReWARDS ticket not only gets you deals galore, it also gives back to the community. Choose which of the nearly 40 local schools and non-profits to support by purchasing in advance (a complete list of sellers is here), or visit one of the activity booths throughout Ward Centers listed here.