Double VIP points, as expected. No mention of free shipping, but I don't recall if they typically advertise that ahead of time.
10229 Winter Village Cottage and 10227 B-Wing Starfighter will be available (the Cottage is explicitly stated as October 1, and I would assume the B-Wing would be the same).
No freebie (other than the lame magnet set on Halloween). Last year they had the Big Apple set for orders over $75.
No mention of a limited edition holiday set either. Last year they had Set #1 of 2 for the 2nd half of the month.
Monthly Mini Model Build is a black cat (I thought it was a black wolf, until I read the back).
Monthly PAB Model is "The Monster" aka Frankenstein. Not great, but it is at least recognizable.
Some sort of Monster Fighter moonstone hunt event in-stores, to earn yourself some glow-in-the-dark stickers. My kids are looking forward to this.
Monster Fighter club meeting is the last one of the year (no club meetings in November or December).
The 2012 LEGO Design Challenge didn't show up well in my scan (sorry bout that), so here it is:
"Design a LEGO Holiday Postcard using the LEGO City Comic Builder on http://city.LEGO.com/comicbuilder
, and you could be featured on the November LEGO Catalog Cover! To enter and get complete contest details, go to http://city.LEGO.com/DesignChallenge
" Enter by September 30th! 10 Finalists will receive the new #10229 Winter Village Cottage. 1 Grand Prize Winner will receive 14 new 2013 LEGO City sets, AND your design featured on the November 2012 LEGO Catalog!