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What’s Up? Media loves our community and wants to give back. Below are some fun ways our loyal readers can win prizes such as gift cards, tickets to popular local events, and more! 

Are you looking to promote your local event or business? Check out our free online calendar and business directory to help you gain more public exposure.


What’s Up? For Grabs

What's Up? for Grabs is an opportunity for our loyal readers to win tickets to local happenings, gift cards from local businesses, and more in Anne Arundel County, on the Eastern Shore, and beyond. Who doesn’t like free stuff? And you deserve to win! Simply sign up for our E-newsletters to see what is being given away each week. Only those subscribers to the What’s Up? Healthy Living and What’s Up? Events E-Newsletters are eligible. See this week's giveaway opportunity.

Newsletter Schedule:
What’s Up? Healthy Living — Every Wednesday at 2pm
What’s Up? Events — Every Thursday at 4pm

Check our newsletters each week to see what giveaways will be up for grabs. Subscribe to our newsletters here.

**If your business is interested in promoting an event, service, or product through our What's Up? for Grabs contest, please email ahaley@whatsupmag.com for details.


Be Our On-The-Scene Food Critic!

Have you dined at a delicious new spot or want to rave about your favorite restaurant? We want you for your restaurant review! Send your short and sweet tasty reviews by using the quick form here OR Instagram a photo and description of your favorite dishes with the hashtag #myWUMdish. Winners will win a $50 gift certificate to a local eatery. Plus, the winner’s review will be printed in a future Readers' Restaurant Guide in What’s Up? Magazine.
Instagram Profiles must be public for consideration. By using the hashtag #myWUMdish, you agree to allow What’s Up? Magazine to publish your Instagram profile image, photo, and words. We reserve the right to edit and excerpt captions for clarity.


What's Up? Wilma: Find Wilma and Win!

Now in her 19th year flying the What’s Up? skies, Wilma is ever-busy and happily having fun finding the best local purveyors, entertainment, and services. Ever since she first zipped off the runway in May of 1997, Wilma has known that to find her favorite landing spots, she needs to read the pages of her favorite magazine. 

Here’s how the contest works:

Wilma appears next to three different ads in our What's Up? Annapolis, What's Up? Eastern Shore, and What's Up? West County print publications. When you spot her, write the names of the ads and their page numbers on the entry form online below or mail in the print version of the form and you’ll be eligible to win a gift certificate to a local restaurant. Only one entry per family. Online form here.

What’s Up? Events: #TBT Photo Contest

What’s Up? Events Throwback Thursday Contest (#TBT Photo Contest) is an engaging way to interact digitally with your local community. We all love reflecting back on fun times. Now will be your chance to share these moments with your local community. Did you learn about a cool happening from What’s Up? Did you document the good times? Share the photo of your memory at the event and you could be a winner! One photo will be selected to be chosen each week and featured in our weekly What’s Up? Events E-Newsletter, website, and social media pages. What do you win? You get to bask in the limelight of your 15 seconds of fame, you win bragging rights, and who knows? The photo may even make it into a future issue of our print magazines in the Out and About section, which features the month’s most notable events. Details on how to submit your photo here.



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