It’s the season of giving and my inbox is full of generous prize donations for my readers this month. Two in particular that caught my eye were both from female business owners who operate shops in Vancouver.
Kube Computers is a boutique computer store that specializes in stylish laptop bags and non-intimidating computer repairs and upgrades. Open since 2006, they have recently moved to 16th avenue at Main Street. They are offering up three laptop cases aimed at the fashion-forward and practical woman who doesn’t want to carry her computer around in a big black rectangle of a bag.
Prize: (Left to Right) Elsapel is a line of bags designed by Portland based Ellington Designs. This laptop bag sits laptops up to 15.4″ and has a vertical design (value $79). The Danica large bag in Dandelion features two compartments with a secured sleeve for your laptop up to 15.4″. The front compartment is divided with holders for your smart phone and books (value $56). The Danica slim bag in Dandelion has one padded compartment and can hold a laptop up to 15.4″ (value $46). Danica bags are designed locally, in Vancouver.
My Little Green Shop
My Little Green Shop is an eco-boutique complete with backpacks, journals, coloured pencils, toys for tots, gifts for mom, and apparel all available online.
Prize: A $50 gift card to spend on everything from organic clothing, kid and environmentally safe bath products, eco-friendly school supplies, toys, raingear, essentials for mom, and more are all available in the e-boutique. There will be free shipping within the city of Vancouver as well.
The latest Crave Vancouver book is now in stores featuring over 150 businesses, services, and shops founded by entrepreneurial women in the area. Crave Vancouver is a part of the global Crave network focusing on promoting and supporting businesses women in over a dozen cities.
Prize: The Crave book. “Crave Vancouver is a celebration of women entrepreneurs that showcases some of the most creative, interesting, and gutsy proprietors throughout our city.”
For the contest I will have 3 laptop bag winners, 1 gift card winner, and 1 book winner. To enter, please leave a comment stating which prize you would like to take home (it can be one, two or all three). The laptop winners can pick up their prizes in-store, the gift card winner has the convenience of shopping online, and I will send the book out to the Crave Vancouver winner.
I will draw all five names at random (based on their stated prize entry) on December 9th.
Update Thank you for entering this contest. As a small business owner myself, I really appreciate all of the support my readers have shown these businesses. The prize winners are: Ceci (Danica slim laptop bag), Ryan (Danica 15.4 laptop bag), anne marie slater (Elsapel laptop bag), Brenda (Crave book), and Michelle (gift card for My Little Green Shop). Congratulations!