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Vancity Bride’s Christmas Giveaway!!

December 2nd, 2013 by Jeannine

Vancity Bride's Christmas Giveaway!

Christmas is my favourite holiday and giving presents is just as amazing as receiving. This is the time of year when I can thank you, my readers, for your continued support, whether you’ve been following me since the beginning or you’ve recently discovered my little resource. I appreciate each and every one of you! <3 With the help of some very special people… I’ve got some presents to give away… and without further ado…

*** Updated – December 9, 2013 *** 

Wow a whopping 144 entries later (all platforms combined) and over 1200 views… we finally have 5 winners. I just want to thank my sponsors again for generously donating these wonderful prizes. Thank you also to those who entered… I love your enthusiasm and reading through your Christmas wishes was a treat! OK let’s get to it… read below each prize to find out who won. All of you have been contacted so check your email, FB inbox, spam folder (in case it ended up there) so you can reply and claim your prize within 24 hours! Congratulations and have a great holiday season everyone!

The Presents

$75 Gift Certificate from Jeweliette


One of my favourite jewelry stores in Vancouver is at Hornby and Helmcken. Jeweliette is the go-to place for bridal bling in the city. A mother and daughter team, Madalena and award-winning designer Elsa Corsi, run this little boutique and regularly help brides choose some sparkle to complete their wedding look. But you don’t have to be a bride to shop here… Jeweliette is a great place to find the perfect gifts for your glamourous girlfriends. Jeweliette is offering a $75 gift certificate to a lucky winner so you can do just that!

Fine Print: Gift certificate will be mailed to the winner or picked up at the store. The prize may be subject to an expiry date, at vendor’s discretion.

Congratulations Chelsea Harman for winning the Jeweliette prize!

A Mini Grinch Tree from Sunflower Florist

Sunflower Florist

Vancity Vendor Sunflower Florist has a special treat every holiday season… whimsical Grinch trees! It’s as if Dr. Seuss’ creations have come to life! They make a perfect hostess gift or an alternative to a Christmas tree (for those with small condos like me). Sunflower Florist would like to give away a mini Grinch tree to a lucky Vancity Bride reader to start your holiday season right.

Fine Print: Winner must pick up prize at Sunflower Florist’s store in Downtown Vancouver, at a mutually agreed time. The prize may be subject to an expiry date, at vendor’s discretion.

Congratulations Melissa Goulet for winning the Grinch Tree from Sunflower Florist!

*** Update Dec 10, 2013 *** Re-draw – original winner didn’t claim her prize.

A Double Check Consultation with Epic Events

Epic Events

Vancity Vendor Epic Events has the perfect gift for any bride. The Double Check Consultation is a 2-hour one-on-one meeting with an experienced wedding planner to make sure you are in the right track. Perfect for the DIY bride who wants to go over plans so far to make sure there are no gaps or holes. Principal Planners Briar Johnston & Brittany Walker are both amazing at their job and want nothing more than for you to have the wedding of your dreams. Enter for yourself or for the bride-to-be in your life!

Fine Print: Prize must be redeemed at a mutually agreed time and place and may be subject to an expiry date, at vendor’s discretion.

Congratulations Lexia Nash for winning the Double Check Consultation with Epic Events!

Tasting Menu for 4 at P2B Bistro and Bar

Photo by Denise Lin Photography

Catering Manager Koreena Singh is a longtime friend of Vancity Bride and this year she has 2 amazing prizes to give away to my readers. The first is a unique tasting menu for you and 3 friends, courtesy the Renaissance Vancouver Harbourside Hotel Executive Chef Kevin Greehy. It is a 6-course masterpiece that is sure to impress your friends, family… or perhaps treat your bridesmaids out one night?

Fine Print: Winner must contact the Outlets Manager at p2bbistro@renaissancehotels.com to book a reservation. One week’s notice is required. Gift certificate is not valid on “special occasions,” inquire with Outlets Manager. Gratuity is not included. Gift certificate expires on June 30, 2014.

Congratulations Nicole Zroback for winning the Tasting Menu for 4 at P2B Bistro!

One Night’s Stay at the Vancouver Marriott Pinnacle Hotel + Breakfast for 2

Vancouver Marriott Pinnacle Hotel

The second prize from Koreena is a little staycation… a one night’s stay in a Harbourview Room at the Vancouver Marriott Pinnacle Hotel. Stay the night after enjoying some downtown nightlife and have some breakfast the next day, it’s included! Thanks for treating my readers out! If you’re a bride or groom still looking for a venue, don’t miss the latest promos the Marriott and Renaissance Hotels have at the moment.

Fine Print: Room bookings are subject to availability. Gift certificate will be mailed to the winner. The prize may be subject to an expiry date, at vendor’s discretion.

Congratulations Li Leng for winning the 1-Night Stay at the Marriott!

Contest Rules and Conditions

Upon entering this contest, you consent to these terms and conditions.

  • This contest is open to Greater Vancouver residents only.
  • Each person can only have a maximum of 3 entries. For blog entries, you must provide a valid email address, and for Facebook/Twitter entries, I must be able to send you a message if you win.
  • This contest will run for 7 days from Monday, December 2, 2013 to Sunday, December 8, 2013. Entries will be accepted until 10PM on Sunday, December 8, 2013.
  • 5 winners will be drawn randomly on Monday, December 9, 2013 and will be announced on my blogTwitter, andFacebook 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. Winners are responsible for picking up their prizes at a mutually agreed time and place, unless otherwise stated.
  • 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.
  • Each vendor is responsible for delivering their respective prize to the winners.

Good luck everyone! Enter, one and all! You don’t have to be a bride to win this :) Merry Christmas everyone!

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  • December 2nd, 2013 at 8:09 am
    Susan P says:

    For Christmas I’d love to set our Wedding date. Even more so, I’d love a clean bill of health to enjoy the day.

  • December 2nd, 2013 at 8:26 am
    Jovita Vytasek says:

    What an awesome Christmas giveaway :)
    For Christmas, I would like to go see the lights in VanDusen Gardens with my sweetie.

  • December 2nd, 2013 at 8:31 am
    Elaine Deng says:

    Thanks for holding this awesome contest! I’d love to receive a dress for Christmas!
    Happy Holidays!

  • December 2nd, 2013 at 8:33 am
    Areta says:

    For Christmas, I’d love some new bling! Maybe from Jewliette?

  • December 2nd, 2013 at 8:34 am
    angie says:

    What a great Christmas gift!

  • December 2nd, 2013 at 9:01 am
    Arjun Rudra says:

    Want my family to be super happy and for my sister who is going to the Philippines to help out to be safe and healthy.

  • December 2nd, 2013 at 9:18 am
    Jessica says:

    All I want for Christmas is to make Vancouver feel more like home by creating new holiday traditions for me and my husband, since I just got married and moved here a couple of months ago. :)

  • December 2nd, 2013 at 9:41 am
    Stephanie says:

    This Christmas I’d like to take my wonderful maids out for an amazing meal! Some of them are going through a tough time and are still being an amazing help to me!

  • December 2nd, 2013 at 9:48 am
    Kim says:

    What a great contest! For Christmas I am looking forward to a quiet holiday just my hubby-to-be, me, and our two fur-babies. Last year the holiday season was pretty chaotic, so this year we wanted to keep it simple and just enjoy the time spent with each other.

  • December 2nd, 2013 at 9:53 am
    Sarah says:

    This Christmas, I’d love to be able to surprise my friends and family with the “perfect” gifts for Christmas. I love trying to find something for them that they didn’t even know they needed or wanted!

  • December 2nd, 2013 at 10:06 am
    Beatrice says:

    This Christmas, I want to spend as much time as I can with my family. Sometimes, I feel so busy and that I don’t have time. :( This year, I’d like to make a change.

  • December 2nd, 2013 at 10:19 am
    Lauren says:

    Awesome, thanks so much for the opportunity !! I hope you and your family have a fantastic Holiday :)
    This year we aren’t giving presents in our family, instead we are all going away on a vacation together !

  • December 2nd, 2013 at 11:08 am
    Heather says:

    All I want for Christmas is a little snow this year before I head to Mexico for Christmas with my fiancé and family!!!

  • December 2nd, 2013 at 11:19 am
    coral seabrook says:

    I absolutely love your blog! My best friend is getting married next year and we gab over it together!

  • December 2nd, 2013 at 11:48 am
    Lexia Nash says:

    Getting married June 2014. This Christmas my wish would be that my Dad makes it through surgery.. had a rough couple years now, hoping for health this Christmas season <3

  • December 2nd, 2013 at 11:51 am
    Lori says:

    Love those sparkly jewels from Jeweliette! Merry Christmas!

  • December 2nd, 2013 at 12:44 pm
    Helen says:

    I would love for it to actually snow on Christmas

  • December 2nd, 2013 at 2:07 pm
    Brenda says:

    What an awesome Christmas treat!

  • December 2nd, 2013 at 2:09 pm
    Ali Schmidt says:

    Yay Xmas giveaways!

  • December 2nd, 2013 at 3:01 pm
    Katie Gunther says:

    What a great contest!

  • December 2nd, 2013 at 3:15 pm
    Jenny says:

    For this Christmas I would like to send some prayers to my close friend and his family as his father just past away.

  • December 2nd, 2013 at 3:20 pm
    Cheryl M says:

    For Christmas I wish for peace and joy for myself and my family and friends. I wish everyone good health and for great successes to be blessed upon them all. I wish for conflicts to dissolve and health to be restored for those that are struggling.

  • December 2nd, 2013 at 3:26 pm
    Melody M says:

    For Christmas, I’d like to be able to get time off from work to go visit my grandpa in Calgary.

  • December 2nd, 2013 at 6:19 pm
    Emilia says:

    I have been to a Christmas wedding and it was just beautiful and in air it just had a magical vibe

  • December 2nd, 2013 at 6:29 pm
    Veronica says:

    For Christmas, I would like for two very special little people to stay healthy.

  • December 2nd, 2013 at 8:24 pm
    Min says:

    For Christmas: I would like to be able to spend it with all my loved ones!

  • December 2nd, 2013 at 8:41 pm
    Stephanie says:

    Another great giveaway! I would love that one night stay and breakfast for two. Lots of luck to the ones that enter :)

  • December 2nd, 2013 at 10:39 pm
    Nicole Zroback says:

    Ohhhh…my wedding is coming up fast!! I know it’s a little over 10 months away, but man oh man, gotta start planning! Would love to get an ipad for xmas! that would be so cool!

  • December 2nd, 2013 at 10:47 pm
    Vivian says:

    This year for Christmas, I’d love to sit down with my man and get nostalgic with some of my fav movies this time of the year: Home Alone, Princess Bride, Family Man… :)

  • December 3rd, 2013 at 8:49 am
    Christie Lo says:

    The mini grinch tree is so so cute!

  • December 3rd, 2013 at 11:31 am
    Keara says:

    I would love an electric blanket!

  • December 3rd, 2013 at 12:23 pm
    Tristen says:

    Would be great to win any of those – thanks for the contest!

  • December 3rd, 2013 at 2:07 pm
    Alesia says:

    For Christmas I would love a Roomba vacuum or a new hair dryer!

  • December 3rd, 2013 at 3:57 pm
    Alesha Dittmer says:

    I’m getting married on Jun 14, 2014! And I would love to get a spa day.

  • December 3rd, 2013 at 6:51 pm
    Jenn N says:

    Looking forward to spending Christmas snuggling up near a fire with my fiancé :)

  • December 3rd, 2013 at 9:14 pm
    Linda says:

    For Christmas, I’m looking for a wool duvet.

  • December 4th, 2013 at 12:49 am
    Kristine says:

    This year for Christmas, I would like a staycation! Just some quality time with me, myself & I :)

  • December 4th, 2013 at 1:52 am
    Jamie says:

    For Christmas I would love to be able to see some of my family!

  • December 4th, 2013 at 3:10 pm
    Tanya says:

    What a treat to win something sparkly from Jewliette!

  • December 4th, 2013 at 3:42 pm
    Julie Le says:

    These are some great prizes! I’d love a mini vacation with my fiance, some place away from the city and the all the holiday craziness!

  • December 4th, 2013 at 7:21 pm
    Celina says:

    I’d love to have a spa day!

  • December 4th, 2013 at 9:28 pm
    Amy L. says:

    All I want for Christmas is to win something please!

  • December 4th, 2013 at 11:02 pm
    Yumiko says:

    For Christmas I’d love some rest and relaxation!

  • December 5th, 2013 at 12:49 am
    Sarah says:

    Ahh! could very well use a stay at the Marriott!

  • December 5th, 2013 at 10:17 am
    Gary says:

    All I want for Christmas is everyone to stay healthy!

  • December 5th, 2013 at 10:34 am
    Joanna M says:

    All I want for Christmas a 8 hours of sleep … in a row!

  • December 5th, 2013 at 12:31 pm
    Robbi says:

    I want in on this!

  • December 5th, 2013 at 3:12 pm
    linda says:

    i want a nice cozy dinner/get together. :) awesome contest. hope to win.

  • December 6th, 2013 at 9:24 am
    Kat says:

    I would love to win!

  • December 6th, 2013 at 12:59 pm
    Charmaine says:

    Getting married in February 2015! Love the site, thanks for the giveaway!

  • December 6th, 2013 at 5:53 pm
    Stephanie says:

    I would love a white Christmas! Thanks

  • December 6th, 2013 at 6:26 pm
    Debbie F says:

    A spa day would be nice.

  • December 6th, 2013 at 8:11 pm
    Brett says:

    I want a PS4

  • December 6th, 2013 at 10:01 pm
    Linda C says:

    This is an amazing contest. Will definitely be a great treat for the holiday. Thank you.

  • December 7th, 2013 at 1:34 pm
    Jenny says:

    I want to spend time with my family for xmas.

  • December 7th, 2013 at 1:50 pm
    Jerry says:

    What’s better than winning a prize

  • December 7th, 2013 at 1:51 pm
    Marcia Yu says:

    Christmas is indeed the most wonderful time of the year!

  • December 7th, 2013 at 2:07 pm
    Li Leng says:

    For Christmas, I would love to have time to sleep in!

  • December 7th, 2013 at 4:13 pm
    Erin W says:

    This looks amazing! I want a new pair of boots for Christmas, and maybe some hiking gear!

  • December 7th, 2013 at 7:40 pm
    Janet says:

    I would love to get a puppy for Christmas!

  • December 7th, 2013 at 8:27 pm
    Raji K says:

    So excited for the famjam to get together, that is all 32 of us! The best part, in additon to the dinner, is our annual karaoke competition! It gets quite interesting after the spiked eggnog kicks in! In June 2014 my cousin is getting married, so i would love to surprise her with something! cheers

  • December 8th, 2013 at 12:30 am
    Sindy Pan says:

    For Christmas this year, I would love to win any freebie for my wedding!

  • December 8th, 2013 at 12:51 am
    Melissa Goulet says:

    All I want for Christmas is a nap!

  • December 8th, 2013 at 12:57 am
    Sylvia says:

    I want to win this for my sister who got engaged on Christmas day, very fitting!

  • December 8th, 2013 at 10:12 am
    Awilda says:

    All I want for Christmas is a nice bottle of port to enjoy while I work on addressing the wedding invites

  • December 8th, 2013 at 11:06 am
    Tracy says:

    i want an iphone 5s for Christmas!

  • December 8th, 2013 at 11:47 am
    Diane To says:

    For Christmas this year, I would love to spend more time with friends and family going to local events and having cozy dinners and get togethers!

  • December 8th, 2013 at 12:32 pm
    Ariel Chiu says:

    awesome prize! would love to win it!

  • December 8th, 2013 at 7:43 pm
    Jenny says:

    For this Christmas, I would love to have a mini vacation with my boyfriend of 6.5 years. We’ve been both working very hard to save up to have a wedding. Time for a small break maybe? :D

  • December 8th, 2013 at 8:12 pm
    Anca Andor says:

    I would love to get the Coco Mademoiselle Channel perfume!

  • December 8th, 2013 at 8:15 pm
    Chelsea says:

    I just want to enjoy the day with my family

  • December 8th, 2013 at 8:28 pm
    Kam says:

    Would love a new laptop!

  • December 8th, 2013 at 9:02 pm
    Anna says:

    What a fabulous give away! I’d love something sparkly for Christmas!

  • December 8th, 2013 at 9:33 pm
    rowena wu says:

    I would love a trip to warm sunny beach!


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