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Special Treats: HKO cash & loyalty points for free!

December 13th, 2010 by news:hellokitty.com.sg

babycortex Attention iPhone/iPad Users! Until December 22, 2010, earn up to 720 HKO game points every time you buy a Baby Cortex iPhone/iPad app from iTunes! This is an amazing source of cash points, so don’t miss out!

Earn Sanrio Cash Points and Sanrio Loyalty Points every time you show proof of purchase of iPhone or iPad apps by Baby Cortex! Every time you buy a Baby Cortex app you will receive a proof of purchase email from iTunes. Forward that email to babycortex@hellokitty.com and include your SanrioTown account name so we can add your points.

App Price   Your Reward

US$ 1.99     280 SCP + 540 SLP

US$ 2.99     420 SCP + 810 SLP

US$ 3.99     560 SCP + 1080 SLP

Baby Cortex has been climbing the charts with its unique offering of iPhone and iPad edutainment apps for children. Ranked in various iTunes Top 10 lists around the world, Baby Cortex products are fun, colourful, and designed to entertain children while stimulating their learning abilities. Check out Alphabet Car HD, Baby Painter HD, Baby Piano HD and many more Baby Cortex apps by clicking here or searching “Baby Cortex” in your iPhone/iPad.

There is no limit to the number of loyalty points you can earn. This offer applies to any app in the Baby Cortex product line (other apps do not apply). Offer expires December 22, 2010 (UTC).

 

Put some Pink in Black Friday with Hello Kitty Online Premium Edition! Double Cash Points!

November 26th, 2010 by news:hellokitty.com.sg

Sanrio Digital is splashing pink all over this “Black Friday” shopping weekend and the holidays with a special offer! Purchase Hello Kitty Online Premium Edition and enjoy DOUBLE Sanrio Cash Points: that’s $15 $30 worth of cash points! To take advantage of this amazing deal, simply buy a HKO Premium Edition box and redeem the retail code it comes with on the following dates:

  • Thursday, Nov. 25 through Sunday, Nov. 28, 2010 (Thanksgiving Weekend)
  • Wednesday, Dec. 1 through Thursday, Dec. 9, 2010 (Hanukkah)
  • Friday, Dec. 24 through Friday, Dec. 31, 2010 (Christmas and Kwanzaa)

Grab a copy now and enjoy this limited time offer!

Hello Kitty Online Premium Edition is an ideal gift for the holidays. Each cute box includes the following goodies:

  • $15 ($30 if redeemed during this Holiday offer) in Sanrio Cash Points to equip characters with premium in-game virtual items
  • Choice of one out of four exclusive and cute virtual pets to be faithful companions on players’ adventures
  • Hello Kitty Online game client on DVD
  • Full-color 82-page Hello Kitty Online game manual
  • Hello Kitty Online collector’s postcards

For more information regarding this promo, please email us at .
We have more great things coming this Holiday Season so stay tuned and come back often!

See you in-game!

The Hello Kitty Online Team

HKO Birthday Cheer Weekend Celebrations

November 7th, 2010 by news:hellokitty.com.sg

The party is still on! To cap off this week’s festivities, we’ll be holding huge parties this weekend in Hello Kitty Online!

Please see the schedule below:

November 6, 2010

English International Server 1st party for Singapore and Malaysia – 9pm GMT+8

English International Server 1st party for Europe – 10pm CET

US & Canada Server 1st party – 9pm EST

November 7, 2010

English International Server 2nd party for Singapore and Malaysia – 9pm GMT+8

English International Server 2nd party for Europe – 10pm CET

US & Canada Server 2nd party – 9pm EST

We will be holding each party in the International server twice to cater to users from different timezones. The parties are open to everyone, so feel free to join all of them!

We’ve got a lot of fun games and prizes in store for you so block off your calendar and join the party!

See you there!

The Hello Kitty Online Team

SanrioTown Game Online Profiles!

November 4th, 2010 by news:hellokitty.com.sg

Attention HKO Players!

Have you already checked out your Game Online Profile? You can access your Hello Kitty Online game account on SanrioTown by clicking on the “Game Online Profile” below the site banner.  From there, you can view your Hello Kitty Online character profile, your character’s stats, in-game buddies, farm, pets, and your in-game home! You can even access the Item Mall (Dream Shop) to purchase premium HKO stuff.

Visit your Game Online Profile now!

Hello Kitty’s Birthday Cheer is live!

October 29th, 2010 by news:hellokitty.com.sg

November 1 is Hello Kitty’s birthday, and to celebrate HKO is holding a special charity event called Hello Kitty’s Birthday Cheer! From October 28 to November 15, 2010, come, be merry, and contribute to charity simply by taking part in this event! Win prizes, earn rewards, and try a bunch of new things! Learn more at the event guide page, read the release notes, or talk to the Party Clown in Sanrio Harbour to begin the adventure!

Charity details

Your efforts during this event will determine the sum of money that Sanrio Digital is going to donate to two worthy causes.

On October 18, super typhoon Megi slammed into the Philippines, causing widespread damage including rendering 200,000 people homeless and destroying hundreds of thousands of tons worth of food crops. The aid organization Save the Children is working to provide relief in the affected regions. The higher your donation score in this special event, the more money Sanrio Digital will donate to Save the Children. Two thirds of the total donation amount are reserved for Save the Children.

One third of the total donation is reserved for the Asian Youth Orchestra, which offers tuition-free opportunities for young pre-professional musicians to hone their skills and be exposed to varied artistic experiences.

Have fun!

The Hello Kitty Online Team

Sneak Peek: Hello Kitty’s Birthday Cheer!

October 23rd, 2010 by news:hellokitty.com.sg

 November 1 is Hello Kitty’s birthday and Hello Kitty Online has something special in store for you! The fun starts on October 28, 2010, in London! Read on for a preview.

 

Attention new players: we recommend that you download the full version of HKO (it’s free!) now to make sure you are all set to join this amazing event!

The Fun Starts Oct 28, 2010

New mechanic!
And we’re not talking about when Badzt-Maru tries to fix stuff! On Hello Kitty’s birthday, try a fascinating new system to deal with grumpy monsters! There’s a saying about honey and vinegar…

Get a little taste of winter!
Hello Kitty’s Birthday Cheer will take you to a jolly little area called the Snowy Wonderland: it’s wonderful, it has snow, and peril stalks among the snowmen and party balloons.

New items!
Some of them belong to the fireworks family! Some can be upgraded! Plus: Learn how to wrap a gift! ‘Nuff said!

Quaternary Megafauna!
According to the good Professor Doctor (and many other less illustrious authorities), animals of gigantic size trundled all over our planet until just over 10,000 years ago, before being wiped out in the Quaternary extinction event. In Sanrio Land there was no extinction event….

Special hats!
Come, be merry, and behold some very slick and fashionable party hats. These hats are so fantastic, they risk blowing themselves away! You might even manage to own one yourself!

Another good cause!
Hello Kitty Online is about helping people, and this event is no exception! Participate in this funfest to earn rewards and generate donations to charity – all for free! Compete as an individual or a guild, or just participate to have a good time - your efforts will count towards charity either way!

There will be cake.
Maybe. Who doesn’t enjoy a bit of cake after completing a sequence of arduous and demanding tasks?

Join us for birthday fun and games beginning on October 28, 2010. We’ll post more details about this epochal event a day or two before it begins, so check back here!

The Hello Kitty Online Team

Chocolate Harbour Rescue results and winners!

October 13th, 2010 by news:hellokitty.com.sg

The results for the Chocolate Harbour Rescue charity event are in! Hello Kitty Online players amassed an impressive 11,945,872 points by cleaning up a veritable horde of hazardous chocolates and colossal chocolates during the event. The point score translates to a US$ 11,945.87 donation, to be split half-half between Oceana and UNICEF. Thanks to your efforts, each of those charities will receive US$ 5,972.94 from Sanrio Digital.

In addition, here are the winning guilds for the Full Throttle on the Chocolate event!

HKO US & Canada

Place

Guild Name

Points Earned

Loyalty Points for each participating member

1st HKO Founders

464192

5000

2nd Sugar

410430

4500

3rd The Funhouse

328395

4000

4th Melodies

236766

3500

5th Dreamers

191742

3000

6th BerryWranglers

52383

2500

7th Evil

35600

2000

8th CinnamonCafe

14620

1500

9th SweetRoyalCandy

12684

1000

10th I Love HKO

12572

500

HKO International

Place

Guild Name

Points Earned

Loyalty Points for each participating member

1st Pancake Bandits

564357

5000

2nd Angelic Pretty

431254

4500

3rd EvilGenius

391146

4000

4th CherryBlossoms

372196

3500

5th Hello Kittens

351267

3000

6th Eternal

255379

2500

7th Sanrio Dream

182783

2000

8th Elite HKO

153923

1500

9th RAINBOW KIDERS

118655

1000

10th Misfits

97783

500

Remember, the winners were calculated by tallying the gains in donation points over the course of the Full Throttle on the Chocolate event. Absolute scores were not counted.

Sanrio Loyalty Points for this event have already been awarded to all members of a winning guild who took part in the event (if you are in a guild that won but you did not participate in the event, you will not receive any Loyalty Points).

Congratulations to everyone for a wonderful job and thank you for contributing your time and effort to UNICEF and Oceana! We hope you enjoyed this wacky event. We have more fun things in store for you, so stay tuned!

The Hello Kitty Online Team

HKO’s Spooky Makeover!

October 11th, 2010 by news:hellokitty.com.sg

We have a new event for you HKO fans – share your best costumes for Halloween in Hello Kitty Online and get a chance to win tons of SLP! In HKO’s Spooky Makeover, we want to see how you dress up for trick-or-treating in-game! Your costume could be scary, cute, fun, or eccentric! Will you dress up as a vampire, a skeleton, a ghost or a witch? Or will you be creative and make your own costume ensemble? This is a fun way to earn Sanrio Loyalty Points (you can use Sanrio Loyalty Points to buy cool HKO stuff in the Item Mall!).

There will be a Grand Prize Winner and 5 Runner-Up Winners for best costumes in-game!

Each submission will earn you 500 Sanrio Loyalty Points. Grand Prize and Runner-Up Winners will earn 5,000 and 3,000 points, respectively.

 

If you haven’t downloaded Hello Kitty Online or created a SanrioTown account yet, click here. You will only need a few minutes to get set up!

 

Submission Guidelines:

  1. Download Hello Kitty Online and Create a SanrioTown account.
  2. Participants must use SanrioTown blogs to write about their makeover with pictures/related screenshots of their entry. For a blog tutorial, please click here. If you want to blog in HKO, read Using the in-game mini-blog feature.
  3. Each entry must include at least 100 words describing your makeover and 1 screenshot of your costumes. Please remember that the criteria for winning aren’t based on the price of your costume! Just because you have an expensive fashion item does not ensure you winning the grand prize. Be creative and be original!
  4. Participants must send the link of the entry to marketing@hellokitty.com and use “HKO’s Spooky Makeover” as the subject of the email (without the quotes).
  5. Members can submit up to 2 entries each; all entries will be considered provided that they meet the guidelines and terms and conditions listed on this page.

Terms and Conditions:

1. Competition starts on UTC (or GMT/Zulu) October 11, 2010 and ends on October 31, 2010.

2. Winners will be announced on November 5, 2010. Loyalty Points will be given to winners on the same day.

3. Winning entries will be selected by SanrioTown.

4. All blog entries are property of SanrioTown.

5. SanrioTown reserves the right to change the conditions of this competition at its own discretion.

6. SanrioTown reserves the right to extend or terminate the competition at its own discretion.

If you have any questions, please email marketing@hellokitty.com.

 

Guild Contest: Full Throttle on the Chocolate!

September 23rd, 2010 by news:hellokitty.com.sg

The Hello Kitty Online charity event, Chocolate Harbour Rescue is entering its last week and the numbers coming in are huge! Thanks to your efforts, Sanrio Digital will be donating to Oceana and UNICEF, and this looks like it may be the biggest donation so far in HKO history. But more can be done: this is why we are now calling on all guilds to go Full Throttle on the Chocolate!

From September 24, 2010 12:00AM EST (12:00PM GMT +8) until the end of Chocolate Harbour Rescue, you can participate in a Guild-based competition for charity: Full Throttle on the Chocolate.Here’s how it works: the participating members of the top 10 guilds who post the biggest gains in donation points starting September 24 will receive rewards at the end of the event!

Since we are counting gains in donation points in the given period and not cumulative points, it does not matter who is leading the ranks now. All that matters is how many points you can earn from September 24-30. The winning guilds will be rewarded with Sanrio Loyalty Points (SLP), which you can use to buy fabulous stuff in the Item Mall.

Full Throttle on the Chocolate Prizes

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Guild Gains

SLP per participating member

1st

5000

2nd

4500

3rd

4000

4th

3500

5th

3000

6th

2500

7th

2000

8th

1500

9th

1000

10th

500

Remember, only the donations made from September 24 onwards will be counted in the guild competition! These contributions will also be included in the grand total for the calculation of Sanrio Digital’s donation for Oceana and UNICEF.The harder you work, the greater your Guild’s impact on the real world! No matter how well you place – whether you come in first or last – you will make a real difference to problems affecting our planet!

If you have any questions, feel free to ask our friendly in-game GMs or send us an email at help@hellokittyonline.com.

Good luck and have fun!

The Hello Kitty Online Team

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Hello Kitty Online charity event: Chocolate Harbour Rescue!

September 9th, 2010 by news:hellokitty.com.sg

From September 9 to September 30, 2010, players of Hello Kitty Online can participate in Chocolate Harbour Rescue, the chocolatiest event ever! Sanrio Harbour is in trouble – everything is covered in chocolate! Find out why and help cleanup efforts by participating in a brand new HKO charity event.

Chocolate Harbour Rescue

September 9 – 30, 2010

There’s chocolate everywhere in Sanrio Harbour: in the sea, on the beach, in the trees. The local wildlife is ill from eating too much chocolate and the residents are struggling to cope with weight gain and sugar rush. Even worse, there are reports of enormous chunks of chocolate terrorizing the beach! Where is the chocolate coming from? Can it be stopped before it smothers everything in an ecologically hazardous yet delicious coating?

Fortunately, Pochacco is on the case! He is organizing the Chocolate Harbour Rescue to reclaim Sanrio Harbour from the chocolaty invasion. To get started, adventurers with nerves of steel and a heroic tolerance for cocoa simply need to speak with Pochacco in Sanrio Harbour.

Participate in this event and your efforts will be converted into charity! See below for details.

Why You Should Play Hello Kitty’s Chocolate Harbour Rescue

  • Chocolaty mayhem!

  • Chocolate pets!

  • Hazardous ambulating chocolates!

  • Gigantic chocolate titans!

  • Transform into a piece of chocolate!

  • Chocolate milk! And cookies!

  • It’s for charity!

Play for a Good Cause!

Hello Kitty Online players will mop up chocolates during the event to automatically generate donation points. At the end of the event (or when the cap is reached) Sanrio Digital will use total donation points generated by all HKO players to calculate donations for the following two organizations:

50% of the total donation will go to Oceana, an international organization focused on ocean conservation. Oceana is currently researching the impact of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, the largest such spill in history.

The other 50% of the donation total will go to UNICEF to contribute to relief efforts in Pakistan, where massive floods have destroyed much of the country, with over 20 million people affected. Unfortunately, the lack of contributions is jeopardizing relief operations. Here at HKO we think the plight of disaster victims supersedes all other considerations, and we urge everyone to help. Please click on the previous link to find out how you can donate directly.

Not only can you donate to the above two organizations simply by playing Hello Kitty Online, but we also encourage you to donate to or volunteer for a charity of your choice. If we all work together, we can make the world a better place!

Good luck and we hope you enjoy Hello Kitty Online’s Chocolate Harbour Rescue! Login to the game or click here to download Hello Kitty Online!

The Hello Kitty Online Team

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