Miss604's DQ Grill and Chill Contest

Comments 27 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Some would think it was a mistake to scarf down an entire cookie dough Blizzard right before a 5km run in an afternoon PE class but it never seemed to phase me in high school. The DQ on King George played host to many lunches, $2 cheeseburger combo meals (split 4 or 5 ways), and Peanut Buster Parfait samples in my youth. Now the Dairy Queen that many grew up with is growing as well, offering up a refreshing new menu alongside the classics with their flagship “DQ Grill and Chill” restaurants.

Photo credit: houseofsims on Flickr

Vancouver’s first DQ Grill and Chill will be opening this Saturday, March 7th and throughout the day proceeds from every single ice cream cone purchased there will go to the Childrens Miracle Network. On top of that, $1 for each cake sold at this location every day will go to the cause.

The Next Miss604 Contest

To celebrate, I have four gift cards (of $25) to give away to my readers, here’s how to enter:

  • Two winners will be drawn from those who comment on this post or create online content such as tweeting or blogging about this contest (tag #Miss604DQ) — receive a double entry in the draw for including a link to our local Childrens Miracle Network foundation, the BC Children’s Hospital
  • Two winners will be drawn from those who upload a photo or Flickr video to the Miss604 Flickr Group featuring pretty much anything you want as long as it relates to this contest — receive a double entry in the draw for including ice cream treats of some kind
  • I’ll give away all four gift cards on Thursday, March 5th so that the winners will have time to catch the grand opening on Saturday if they like. Feel free to pop by the new location at 5907 Fraser street to check it out and have a chance at winning some fun prizes including a cake that they’ll be giving away each hour.

    Gift cards are good at any Dairy Queen location.

    Update March 6, 2009: I have drawn the winners – some of which had multiple bonus points for photos on Flickr, along with Tweets, but thanks to everyone for entering and I hope you can make it out to the new location to support the great cause.

    Winners are:

  • Rachel
  • JP Holecka @JayPiddy
  • Michael Yurechko @Yurechko
  • @Brandice
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    27 Comments  —  Comments Are Closed

    1. Michael KwanMonday, March 2nd, 2009 — 5:07pm PST


    2. Brenden LeeMonday, March 2nd, 2009 — 5:20pm PST

      Done! http://twitter.com/bumbleblee/favourites (added to favourites)

    3. Tyler IngramMonday, March 2nd, 2009 — 5:22pm PST

      I’m hungry now!

      Retweeted Michael’s tweet!

    4. KevinMonday, March 2nd, 2009 — 5:28pm PST


    5. Dave @ Techness.comMonday, March 2nd, 2009 — 5:35pm PST

      I’m a sucker for anything Dairy Queen and Free

      Tweeted! http://twitter.com/Techness

      P.s. Very smart idea. Very!

    6. Rob CampbellMonday, March 2nd, 2009 — 5:38pm PST

      Cool. If I had a frozen deserts blog I’d be all over it.

    7. Jayne LeeMonday, March 2nd, 2009 — 6:02pm PST

      Tweeted twice! Can’t stop thinking about their blizzards now… YUM! http://twitter.com/chuenoi

    8. CandiceMonday, March 2nd, 2009 — 6:17pm PST

      Tweeted and posted to FB. What an AWESOME and generous idea to donate $1 for every cake. I love ice cream cakes, I’ll go out of my way to buy one from this store!

      Thanks for the post!

    9. MarieMonday, March 2nd, 2009 — 6:59pm PST

      mmmm dairy queen blizzard. I gained some well worthy pound on these tasty treats.

    10. JennyMonday, March 2nd, 2009 — 7:28pm PST

      I remember the good ‘ol Chili and cheese fries days during double blocks in QE.

      Now I’m a sucker for cookie dough blizzards

    11. JP HoleckaMonday, March 2nd, 2009 — 7:50pm PST

      I happened to have a cute shot of my little guy at the DQ from last week!http://www.flickr.com/photos/rebel_base/3324565104/

    12. KylerMonday, March 2nd, 2009 — 11:05pm PST

      Mmmm, Blizzards.
      Nice to hear about the donations to the Children’s Miracle Network.

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    14. MarkTuesday, March 3rd, 2009 — 8:18am PST

      Tweeted! http://twitter.com/markbakker/status/1274314192

    15. AidanTuesday, March 3rd, 2009 — 9:30am PST

      I will blog about this, as well as tweet! 🙂



    16. Rjun RudraTuesday, March 3rd, 2009 — 10:59am PST

      Seems like a fantastic idea going into the summer ….!

    17. Jon JenningsTuesday, March 3rd, 2009 — 1:26pm PST

      Tweeted – http://twitter.com/JonJennings/status/1275624860
      And now I’m hungry

    18. KirbyTuesday, March 3rd, 2009 — 3:46pm PST

      I’m in! Nice week for an ice cream, it will be.

    19. JenTuesday, March 3rd, 2009 — 9:36pm PST

      The mention of DQ always reminds me of my Grandma. Every time that I would stay at her place for the weekend when I was a little girl, a trip to Dairy Queen for a dilly bar would be a guaranteed part of the plan.

    20. RachelWednesday, March 4th, 2009 — 1:02am PST

      Yum ! Cookie dough blizzards are my favorite!

    21. AndrewWednesday, March 4th, 2009 — 8:37am PST

      DQ burgers have to be some of the best around… somehow the mustard and pickles combination is so much better than any other fast food burger. Really, I’m trying to cut back on that type of thing, but I should go there sometime soon for a meal.

    22. lwordWednesday, March 4th, 2009 — 1:41pm PST

      i have so many after-school memories at my local DQ too! it was like the cool, hip place to meet before we were old enough to go to bars! all of the cool kids had DQ cakes for their birthdays…and i still crave it today!

    23. jennWednesday, March 4th, 2009 — 11:23pm PST

      Tweeted (but forgot to comment here)


    24. octThursday, March 5th, 2009 — 3:51pm PST

      yummers! ice cream is the perfect treat to enjoy on a sunny vancouver day.

    25. MichaelThursday, March 5th, 2009 — 4:46pm PST

      Tweet Tweet. Oreo Blizzard, om nom nom nom.


    26. TawcanThursday, March 5th, 2009 — 5:06pm PST

      Ummm I love DQ ice cream! 😀

    27. Miss604Thursday, March 5th, 2009 — 5:08pm PST

      Thanks for entering, everyone! I think Michael just said it best on Twitter… A $25 gift card can buy a Blizzard a week for like 6 weeks hehe.

      Also, according to my sources, the owner of the new DQ has a daughter who unfortunately is in and out of the Childrens Hospital – hence the very generous donation of $1 from every cake sold (every day) going to the cause.

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