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Miss604's DQ Grill and Chill Contest

Monday, March 2nd, 2009 — 4:58pm PDT
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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
  • Current contests on


    1. Tyler Ingram says:

      I’m hungry now!

      Retweeted Michael’s tweet!

    2. I’m a sucker for anything Dairy Queen and Free


      P.s. Very smart idea. Very!

    3. Rob Campbell says:

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

    4. Jayne Lee says:

      Tweeted twice! Can’t stop thinking about their blizzards now… YUM!

    5. Candice says:

      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!

    6. Marie says:

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

    7. Jenny says:

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

      Now I’m a sucker for cookie dough blizzards

    8. JP Holecka says:

      I happened to have a cute shot of my little guy at the DQ from last week!

    9. Kyler says:

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

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    11. Rjun Rudra says:

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

    12. Kirby says:

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

    13. Jen says:

      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.

    14. Rachel says:

      Yum ! Cookie dough blizzards are my favorite!

    15. Andrew says:

      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.

    16. lword says:

      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!

    17. jenn says:

      Tweeted (but forgot to comment here)

    18. oct says:

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

    19. Michael says:

      Tweet Tweet. Oreo Blizzard, om nom nom nom.

    20. Tawcan says:

      Ummm I love DQ ice cream! ๐Ÿ˜€

    21. Miss604 says:

      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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