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Vancity Bride’s Christmas Giveaway 2015

December 14th, 2015 by Jeannine

5 Christmas Gift Ideas for the Bride-to-Be

It’s that time of year again, time for giving and showing people how much you appreciate them. It’s time for my annual Christmas contest and I have some great gifts lined up just for you, my loyal readers. :)

UPDATE, December 21, 2015: The winners have been announced! Scroll down to see if you’ve won!

A Night’s Stay at Opus Hotel

Opus Hotel

Popular Vancouver boutique hotel, Opus Hotel, is feeling generous. They’re inviting a lucky reader to enjoy an unforgettable night’s stay in a Deluxe King Room. I’ve been collaborating with Opus Hotel for the last couple years and I have also been a very satisfied customer. The hotel has an awesome location in the heart of Yaletown, which satisfies both night owls and nature lovers. Go for a walk on the seawall, then have a cocktail at the Opus Bar, dinner at La Pentola and follow up with a stroll in Yaletown for some late night eats and drinks sounds like a great date night! Huge thanks to the lovely ladies at Opus Hotel for sponsoring this amazing prize.

Offer expires on May 31, 2016 and is subject to availability and black-out dates may apply.

Update: December 22, 2015 – a new winner has been randomly drawn, as original winner has not come forward within allotted time.

The winner of the OPUS Hotel gift certificate is… @craftybun (Twitter entry)! Congratulations!!

Please contact me within 24 hours to claim your prize, otherwise your entry will be forfeited and a new winner will be drawn.

A $25 Etsy Gift Card from Vancity Bride

Etsy is one of my favourite online shopping sites because of the large variety of beautiful things they carry and I love supporting small businesses. I am an Etsy affiliate but also, a loyal customer… a bunch of my Christmas gifts this year are from Etsy. I can’t share what they are now because certain recipients may be checking out this blog as we speak and well… I don’t want to ruin the surprise :) I would like to buy a lucky reader a $25 CDN Etsy Gift Card so they can discover the awesomeness that is Etsy. They have a large wedding section and even a wedding registry.

The winner of the Etsy gift card is… Jenny Plavcic (Blog comment entry)! Congratulations!! 

Please contact me within 24 hours to claim your prize, otherwise your entry will be forfeited and a new winner will be drawn.

A $50 TopTable Gift Card from Vancity Bride


Who loves food? I do and I’m sure you do too. I would like to treat a lucky reader to dinner or perhaps some of the best macarons in the city! I will buy a lucky reader a $50 TopTable Gift Card which is good for any of the following restaurants: Araxi, Bar Oso, Blue Water Cafe, CinCin, West and Thierry. I’ve been to 4 of the 6 and have enjoyed myself each time. The picture above is from Araxi 2 years ago… and it tastes as amazing as it looks.

The winner of the TopTable gift card is… Melody (Blog comment entry)! Congratulations!! 

Please contact me within 24 hours to claim your prize, otherwise your entry will be forfeited and a new winner will be drawn.

Contest Rules and Conditions

  • Vivid Moments | http://www.vividmoments.ca This contest is open to Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley residents over the age of 19! The prizes will be mailed to the winners.
  • Each person can only have a maximum of 3 entries. For blog entries, you must provide a valid email address, and for Twitter entries, I must be able to send you a message if you win. It is each entrant’s responsibility to check their inboxes as well as their junk mail / Other folder (in Facebook) for my message in case they win.
  • This contest will run for 7 days from Monday, December 14, 2015 to Sunday, December 20, 2015. Entries will be accepted until 10PM on Sunday, December 20, 2015.
  • 3 winners will be drawn randomly on Monday, December 21, 2015 and will be announced on my blogTwitter, and Facebook page.
  • I will contact the winners, if I don’t get a response within 24 hours of notifying, a new name will be randomly drawn. Prizes will be mailed to the winner.
  • There will be no prize substitutions and  it cannot be redeemed for cash. If the winner chooses to forfeit the  prize, no compensation will be given and another name will be drawn.
  • Opus Hotel is responsible to the winner for the care and quality of offered products and services for their own sponsored prize. Vancity Bride is not liable for the products and services provided by Etsy and Toptable Group of restaurants. Vancity Bride is responsible for purchasing the prizes and delivering it to the winners.

Thank you everyone for all your support throughout the years. May you have a wonderful holiday season full of love, laughter and good times. Sending my love to you this Christmas time.

Photo sources: Opus Hotel, Etsy, Vancity Bride, headshot by Vivid Moments Photography

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  • December 14th, 2015 at 7:38 am
    Annie says:

    What a great giveaway! @aanniejensenn on twitter

  • December 14th, 2015 at 9:14 am
    Hayley Tatosky says:

    Would love a little snow for Christmas morning! @xohailzxo on intagram/twitter

  • December 14th, 2015 at 9:22 am
    Coral says:

    Love this – and LOVE, LOVE, LOVE reading your blog!

  • December 14th, 2015 at 9:23 am
    Mary says:

    Would love to win this especially a stay at opus as I can use it just before my fiancé birthday! We’ve been so busy planning our wedding this would be a perfect opportunity to relax :) twitter handle is @maryrunning_

  • December 14th, 2015 at 9:24 am
    Yalda says:

    I love this blog:) all I want for Christmas is hnm moneh to pay for my wedding?lol

  • December 14th, 2015 at 9:31 am
    Jamillia says:

    Just looking forward to some quality time a with lived ones and rest. @Jamillia.w on instagram

  • December 14th, 2015 at 9:35 am
    Olivia says:

    I find your blog really useful and hope I win something this time. Im stlil not sure what I want for Christmas other than relaxing and good family time.

  • December 14th, 2015 at 9:52 am
    Krystal polson says:

    Excited for this contest. Good luck everyone

  • December 14th, 2015 at 10:00 am
    Amy Wang says:

    Hoping for some Guildford Town Centre gift cards this Xmas!

  • December 14th, 2015 at 10:03 am
    Amy Wang says:

    My twitter @Im_patient

  • December 14th, 2015 at 10:17 am
    Erica-May says:

    Looking forward to some time off with the family this Christmas. @morsecodebird

  • December 14th, 2015 at 10:46 am
    Allyson says:

    Looking forward to time away with family. @allysonhayward

  • December 14th, 2015 at 10:50 am
    Melody says:

    I would like rest for this Christmas. @melodyama on Instagram

  • December 14th, 2015 at 10:52 am
    Diane To says:

    What I want for Christmas this year is a new camera. @dianexto

  • December 14th, 2015 at 10:54 am
    Lexia Nash says:

    For Christmas this year, I’d love an adult colouring book. So beautiful and a great way to relax!

  • December 14th, 2015 at 11:33 am
    Raymond Chan says:

    I want to win one of the prizes and have a romantic date with my fiancé for Christmas and her birthday!

    FB: Ray Chan

  • December 14th, 2015 at 11:58 am
    Vivian Lee says:

    Want to spend some quality times with my family and friends in this Christmas! Wish everyone a happy Christmas and happy wedding planning!


  • December 14th, 2015 at 12:17 pm
    Candice Jones says:

    I want my baby for Christmas!!!! (And a stay at Opus ;) @candice_0203

  • December 14th, 2015 at 12:42 pm
    Jeannie says:

    This year I want nothing more than to sleep in and spend an entire day in my PJs with my family and the TV in constant loop of all my favourite holiday movies: Elf, A charlie Brown christmas, The Holiday, etc.

  • December 14th, 2015 at 12:45 pm
    Jeannie says:

    Forgot to leave you an alternate way to contact me! Twitter: @nomnombearinyvr

  • December 14th, 2015 at 12:57 pm
    Cynthia says:

    I would love a nice massage and a huge box of donuts!! Twitter: tictactoeteaches

  • December 14th, 2015 at 1:05 pm
    Brittany says:

    I’d love to have a nice getaway with my fiance – since he works out of town 3/4 weeks each month, we don’t get a lot of opportunity to get away for a weekend.

  • December 14th, 2015 at 2:24 pm
    Jovita says:

    Thanks for the great contest! I know this sounds lame but I really want to spend some time with friends this Christmas. I’m so busy all year that all I really want is to relax and be sounded by people I love :)

  • December 14th, 2015 at 3:40 pm
    Rita Leung says:

    All I want for X’mas is a prize from Vancity Bride :P and some quality time with family & friends! (instagram: weetapeeta)

  • December 14th, 2015 at 3:49 pm
    Monique says:

    For christmas. ..i want nothing but for everyone around me to have good health

  • December 14th, 2015 at 6:08 pm
    shannon says:

    For Christmas! I want my mom to get her new dentures! (twitter: @Craftybun)

  • December 14th, 2015 at 7:31 pm
    Monique says:

    I love your blog! I hope to win this prize and use it for a birthday staycaton with my fiancee, who deserves it!!! (Twitter @moooreo)

  • December 14th, 2015 at 7:36 pm
    Christina Wiebe says:

    Aw these gift giveaways are so awesome! What a generous thing to do. This Christmas, I only want two things: to see my husband (we’ve been in diff cities since November 1st) and a wheelchair, though I don’t think I’ll be getting the second one anytime soon. My Twitter handle is @ChristinaRenu

  • December 14th, 2015 at 8:45 pm
    Areta says:

    I am looking for all the delicious food this holiday season (@awabia).

  • December 14th, 2015 at 10:00 pm
    Sharon says:

    I would like to figure out my whole wedding thing this Christmas…. It’s causing me to much stress…. I can’t wait to finally figure it all out.

  • December 15th, 2015 at 7:35 am
    Jenny says:

    Thanks for the chance to win =) for Christmas really all I want is for a less violent world next year <3
    Have a wonderful Christmas Jeannine xoxo

  • December 15th, 2015 at 8:00 am
    Ale says:

    OhhH!!! This giiiiirl would love a new pair of pegasus running shoes for Christmas :D :D
    Thanks forthe contest !!

    fb — Alejandra Cheverria

  • December 15th, 2015 at 9:27 am
    Meagen pearson says:

    Thank you for the chance to win! For Christmas I am most excited to spend the day with my whole family as everyone is able to make it this year!
    Twitter – (@meagenpearson)

  • December 15th, 2015 at 2:04 pm
    Nicole McEachnie says:

    I always love reading your blog♡ All I want for Christmas is some much needed quality time with my fiancé! Merry Christmas Jeannine! Inst: @cakebynicole facebook: Cake by Nicole

  • December 15th, 2015 at 2:30 pm
    Jane says:

    This is awesome! I love reading your blog and it has given me LOADS of ideas for my impending nupitals next year. I’ve been engaged since January and getting married late August of next year so you can imagine how much of your blog I’ve been scrolling through!

  • December 15th, 2015 at 2:31 pm
    Jane says:

    Oh and I forgot my secondary contact for my above blog comment post. facebook: Jane Tung

  • December 15th, 2015 at 2:45 pm
    Samantha R says:

    I’ve been coveting a PS4 (@Xirconium)

  • December 15th, 2015 at 3:02 pm
    Natalie says:

    Would LOVE a mini-getaway this Christmas – wedding planning is tiring! ;) Twitter: @msnlim

  • December 15th, 2015 at 3:50 pm
    Holly says:

    I would like to win this so we can have a date night out and stop fretting about not getting pregnant for at least a little while.
    Twitter @holly8526

  • December 15th, 2015 at 6:32 pm
    Ada says:

    Ohhh what a perfect night out that would be! Perfect for Valentine’s!
    Instagram @adadirect

  • December 15th, 2015 at 9:22 pm
    Salina says:

    I would love to hang out with my love ones during Christmas time! :) Thank you for having this contest! :) Wish I could win, too!

  • December 15th, 2015 at 9:25 pm
    Sunny says:

    Wish my teeth pain will be gone and let me enjoy my Christmas feasts. Merry Christmas!

  • December 15th, 2015 at 9:45 pm
    Naomi says:

    Would love to destress from wedding planning and moving! Catch me on Twitter @naozheng

  • December 15th, 2015 at 11:28 pm
    Karen says:

    Would love a new winter jacket!

    Instagram: @_karentsang
    twitter: @_karentsang

    Thanks for such a wonderful giveaway! :)


  • December 16th, 2015 at 10:19 am
    Bernadette Estrada says:

    Would love to win this package what a great present during the holidays! My number 1 request for a present this year is that one person buys someone who they meet on the street, coffee or lunch. Like all FB pages and followed everyone on Twitter and retweeted as well! ***Crossing fingers***

  • December 16th, 2015 at 10:59 am
    Ariel says:

    What an amazing giveaway! Thanks for the chance!

  • December 17th, 2015 at 6:36 pm
    Amanda says:

    Awesome prizes! Great gift ideas too :)
    Twitter is @adublyoo

  • December 18th, 2015 at 11:58 pm
    Meghann Coughlan says:

    All I want for the holidays is for life to slow down a little bit so we, (my fiance, myself and our 4 kids), can get into the Christmas spirit and take some time to breathe.


  • December 19th, 2015 at 9:30 pm
    Lee Anne says:

    Just want to spend time with my Family. I dont need anything else :)

  • December 20th, 2015 at 8:07 pm
    Gigi says:

    Would love a nice relaxing getaway and a delicious meal with my loved ones. Twitter: @indul_gence

  • December 20th, 2015 at 8:46 pm
    Jenny says:

    I would love etsy gift cards so I can buy things for my wedding! Lol. Fb : Jenny Plavcic

  • December 28th, 2015 at 4:38 am
    Rahul @ theweddingcardsonline.com says:

    Well, it is always nice, joying in festive seasons. And, of-course contests like this make those more wonderful.

    I love the post and the contest shared here as it is quite interesting.


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