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Santa Ana Star Casino offers Balloon Fiesta shirts and a truck giveaway

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — It’s that time of year again where the Albuquerque sky will be decorated with colorful hot-air balloons and thousands of out-of-town visitors from around the nation and the globe will congregate for the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta.

To keep in the spirit of things Santa Ana Star Casino is giving away free balloon sweatshirts to Star Rewards Club members who earn 500 points in one visit now through Oct. 12. Star Rewards Club members can earn a sweatshirt per day with a maximum of five sweatshirts per person.

A view of one of Santa Ana Star Casino’s gaming floor areas. (Courtesy of Santa Ana Star Casino)

A view of one of Santa Ana Star Casino’s gaming floor areas. (Courtesy of Santa Ana Star Casino)

Santa Ana also has a few tricks up its sleeve in celebration of Halloween month. One lucky patron will win a heck of a treat – a new Ford F-150 – during the “Trucktober” promotion that runs through Oct. 25. It’s easy to earn entries.

Earn an entry for every 1,000 points earned on your Star Rewards Club card. The drawing will be held at 8 p.m. Oct. 25. Bonus giveaways will follow drawing.

Every weekend in October be part of the “Hallo-Win” Hot Seats. Two lucky players will be selected and will win $100 each hour between 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays in October.

Spend your Sundays at Santa Ana to catch all the NFL football action and win some cool prizes. Make your weekly winning predictions and you could win a share of the $1,000 prize pool or a trip to the Super Bowl in Arizona in February.

SAN FELIPE CASINO: Get ready to walk the plank toward some big prizes this month at San Felipe. Get your favorite parrot and put on an eye patch for the “Pirate Plinko… Shiver Me Timbers” promotion. Every Sunday this month at 1 p.m., 3 p.m., 5 p.m. and 7 p.m., 40 players will get their chance to win up to $2,500 cash.

Take that pirate attire or wear another snazzy costume and be part of the Halloween fun during San Felipe’s “Hallo-win” costume contest at 7 p.m. Oct. 30. Register to be part of the contest at the Player’s Club between 2 and 6 p.m. for your chance at a share of $2,000 in cash prizes.

San Felipe is making the middle of the week easier to get through with its “Midweek Mayhem Slot Tournament.” Earn 100-base points on Wednesdays this month and be eligible to enter the tournament. You might also earn your chance to play in one of the “Employee Beatdown” rounds where participants can earn free play prizes.

On Thursdays, Players Club members earn three-times the points during the “3X Points” promotion throughout October. Participants can redeem points for gas purchases, free play or purchases throughout the casino.

Active and retired military rejoice, Saturdays in October are “Government Employees Day” at San Felipe. Every Saturday all active and retired military personnel can be part of the promotion and enjoy a two-for-one buffet.

Casino employees have their day on Wednesdays at San Felipe. Casino and gaming employees throughout the industry can enjoy $10 in free play and an additional $10 and 200-base points earned during that day. For more information, visit