Valentine’s Day 2011 Giveaway: Spa and Chocolatesby
There’s nothing like telling the love of your life how much they mean to you and although you can do so any day of the year, Valentine’s Day is a special opportunity to crank up the romance in your life. For this reason, I have been working to put together a few Vancouver-specific Valentine’s Day packages and the first prizes that came to my mind are the following:
Fairmont Pacific Rim’s Willow Stream Spa
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Recently ranked within the Top Ten Luxury Hotels in Canada, the Fairmont Pacific Rim is home to the Willow Stream Spa. There is a wide range of services available from facials and pedicures to special package deals. Not to jump the gun, but the Fairmont Pacific Rim also offers several services as a part of their “Perfect Proposal” package.
My contest winner will enjoy a 60-minute side-by-side massage with their partner followed by time on the exclusive spa terrace with hot tubs, couples’ lounge, and steam room.
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Vancouver’s own Mink Chocolates is located between Cordova and Hastings on the plaza that would be Hornby Street. They have a cafe that will take your senses for a whirl, serving up treats such as Chocolate Chai, the Minknog Latte, personal s’mores-style fondue, and belgian waffles. Of course the main attraction is their chocolate – my personal favourites being Mermaidâ€™s Choice (burnt caramel, fleur de sel, rosemary), Key Lime (lime in white chocolate ganache in dark chocolate), and Open in Case of Emergency (mint & Kentucky bourbon).
My contest winner will receive an “Oh, Baby!” gift box of chocolate bars and a 16 piece assortment of bonbons – perfect for sharing.
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Banana Republic’s “Wildbloom” Eau de Parfum launched Valentine’s Day and they have offered a 50ml bottle (value $60) to add to my prize package.
The new scent is described as “soft and feminine” with notes of “guava, pear skin, kumquat, and pink grapefruit on top of light exotic floral notes and the warm, woodsy scents of patchouli, sandalwood, musk, and pink suede at the base.”
Here’s how you can win this Valentine’s Day ‘Spa and Chocolates’ giveaway:
When you book your spa appointment, make some extra time to stop by Mink Chocolates (about 5 minutes away on foot) to see the cafe and pick up your chocolates. One winner will be drawn at random from all entries next Wednesday, February 9, 2011 at 9:00am. If you would like to use an anonymous name so your partner doesn’t know you’ve entered or won the contest, please be sure to provide a valid email address for the sake of prize notification.
Update The winner is Lori (with a comment February 3, 2011 at 2:43 PM) – congratulations!
Fine print: This contest is open to all residents of BC.
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Sounds like a lovely Valentine’s gift.
Would love to surprise the girlfriend with this gift…Valentines is also our anniversary!
I would LOVE to go!
Would love to win this. My gf would love the spa and chocolates. 🙂
This sounds fabulous! I love MINK!
My sweetie is flying all the way from New Brunswick to wish me a (slightly belated) Happy Valentine’s Day (my birthday’s a week later). Wouldn’t it be nice if I could treat him to a massage and chocolates while he’s here?
Mmm chocolates and spa! Amazing
happy valentine’s day everyone!
Great giveaway. I’d love win. Keeping my fingers crossed.
Valentine’s day just so happens to coincide with my gf/bff’s birthday. Spa and chocolates makes a great bd/vd gift.
perfect for valentines day! (or any day, really) would love to go ! 🙂
This sounds so lovely!
Would love to win this for my wife.
We moved into our new place on Valentine’s Day then we had a beautiful child. Now I’d love us some chocolates and spa day! Yes thank you!
Pretty please!! This is such a fantastic gift.
My wife would love this!
Fingers and toes are crossed for this! 🙂 Thanks for hosting such a great competition.
Mmmm… what a delicious contest!
what an awesome combination!..so perfect for valentine’s day.
Wouldn’t this be lovely!
This sounds like the perfect Valentine’s Day experience!
that would be the ideal Valentine’s Day! Mink Chocolate & the spa, enough said.
Sounds like a great way to spend the day!!
Would LOVE to win this, thanks! 🙂
Would love to win this!
I love massages. I also love chocolate. I’m just chock full of love!
Sounds divine. *drool* Pick me, pick me!
I left one.
Would be nice!
Love the Fairmont!
Oh please pick me!!!!
Make me look good, Miss604!
What a great prize – I can feel the soothing relaxation already!
Me! Me! Me! (Please!)
Yeah free prizes!!!
Oh I would love to win this!
That would be great.
I love spas and chocolate.
Sounds so relaxing and romantic…please pick me!!
Sounds perfect for those of us who dont have a partner! A little pampering goes a long way to uplift a day…
I’ve spent the last two weeks researching Vancouver chocolate and the people who make it and judge it. I’ve watched countless hours of other people enjoying it. It’s not enough – YouTube is just not cutting it anymore. And to add insult to injury, the chocolate envy has now given me tight shoulders. I need chocolate and a massage. (and that bonbon with the bourbon.)
I would love to surprise my boyfriend with this!
Wow, what an amazing Valentine’s prize 🙂 Since by birthday and our anniversary is so close to Valentine’s day, this would be such a special way to celebrate!
My fiance would love to have this as a Valentine’s surprise!
This prize sounds heavenly! I absolutely adore MINK!
Would so want it for Valentine’s Day!
I’d love to win this! I need a little pick me up after being laid off today. 🙁
massage and chocolates? me!
Get out of doghouse gift… CHECK!
Would love love LOVE to win!
‘am soooooooooo loving it and dying to share it with my uhhmmm!!!
advance happy valentine miss604!!:)
This sounds incredible! It will be my first valentines day in Vancouver this year and it would be great to celebrate like you’ve mentioned above!
Would love to win this amazing contest!
This would be the perfect surprise for my boyfriend:)
I would love to win this awesome prize : )
You have the best contests!
Spa and chocolate, does it get any better ? 🙂
Oh please, oh please, oh please….
Sign me up! I love both those places.
Spa treatments and chocolates would be a great Valentine’s Day treat!
Oh wow! It would be delightful to have a spa treatment for Valentine’s Day. I’ve never been to a spa before, but was thinking about going to make Vday feel a little bit more special. <3
I would love this!
This sounds awesome! 🙂
So need a spa day…this would be wonderful
oo sounds awesome! i’ve never been to a spa before 🙂
I would looooveee to go to a spa! And chocolate?! Too awesome 🙂
Sounds like an amazing staycation too!
Chocolates and spa are the perfect combination to set the tone for a romantic Valentine’s day!
I am 35 and haven’t had a boyfriend in 7 years…that right, 7 years. And, I am FINALLY seeing someone amazing!! I would love to treat the both of us (actually, have you treat us!) to this amazing prize.
<3 would love!
Definitely a great Valentine’s gift.
This would be so wonderful!
Would make an awesome gift for my honey
spa + chocolates = BEST VALENTINE’S DAY EVER!!
I love Valentine’s Day!
I would LOVE this!!! 🙂
Id love to have this!!
Yum! I’d love to win this.
Chocolate and a massage, nothing beats that!
This would score some brownie points!
I am a chocoholic- pick me, pick me, pick me 🙂
The perfect way to spend the day!
Sounds terrific! Happy Valentines Day 🙂
never had a couples massage…is it as romantic as it sounds?
The spa and some indulgent chocolate… what more does a girl want! Sure I’ll share it with my hubby 🙂
What a great prize!! Mmmmm, chocolate and massage, sounds like a pretty perfect day to me.
can’t even explain how wonderful this would be as a surprise V Day gift for me & my sweetie!
This would be delightful!!! A lovely way to spend Love Day.
Oh, i walked by Mink the other day! So popular now~
I would love to win this contest! My man and I desperately need a relaxing spa day… we are both hard working students. Please and thank yous.
Amazing giveaway. Thank you!
Hopefully I’ll have a man to do this with lol
sounds like a wonderful day !!
Spa + Chocolate= heaven.
I would so love to win and treat boyfriend to this romantic experience.
This will be really special!
I think this sounds like the perfect Valentine’s Day gift!
This looks like a great package. Please keep posting more valentines specials around Vancouver as it may be something we’d like to feature on CC.
Sounds like a dreamy day……..
This is a match made in heaven!
I would love to share this with my partner! Fingers crossed!
WOW that looks amaazing! We should really be doing this at all times of the year!
This would be a wonderful valentine surprise for my boyfriend!
wife recovering from a car accident and ima taking care of her. a massage and some relaxation would do both of us good. What a lovely offer you’ve posted!
throwing my hat into the ring 🙂
I can’t wait to go 🙂
I want to win!!!
This package is awesome!
The spa and chocolates would be a great conclusion for valentines.
wee hoo. my partner would love love this!
My hubby is so into the spa I think it’s cute… isn’t it suppost to be the other way around?
What a lovely and romantic prize this would be!
Great contest! I would love to win this, it would be a great surprise for my sweetie!
These prizes sound lovely!
Mink is one of my favourite chocolate shops – the Mermaid’s Choice bar is to die for!
My wife would be very happy as she loves to get pampered.
A spa day and chocolates – Heaven
Going on my 3rd year being single since ending a 5 year relationship! I could use a choco perk up this Valentines!!
oh this would be nice
I’d love to go here with my hubby!
Seems just like what my girlfriend needs!
This would make the perfect gift for my manpanion!
Massage, oils, relaxation… definitely an important part of the path to well-being!
Couple spa massages and chocolates! What an awesome gift combo!
This would be great for me and the wife!
Oh I’d love to win this! To pamper my tired prego body and to indulge in some precious alone time with hubby before the baby arrives in a month!
Me, please, me! I mean: Us, please, us!
what a special trat that would be
Sounds nice 🙂
i can’t say no to a massage!
This sounds like a luxurious, romantic activity for a lovely couple. Even if I don’t win, it’s nice to dream. I love chocolates and I have been to Mink before. Thank you for having another wonderful contest!
these sound amazing! good combo! <3
My wife would love this. Hope I can win it for her.
That sounds amazing! I think my favourite chocolate from Mink is the fig and balsamic vinegar bar. So good!
I wonder if I could drag Hubby to this? Not to worry, I’ve got lots of galpals to go with!
i’m glad i suggested the couples massage at fairmont pacific rim 🙂
â˜º WOW!!!…could this Tooth Fairy ever use this sweet treat!
Spa + chocolate sounds heavenly to me! â™¥
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Would love to take my bf. What a cool experience this would be!
I would love to win this, not for me and my bf but me and my sister!
Wow – lovely & decadent times two. Fabulous 😀
what a lovely day that would be!!!
Lovelovelove this contest!!!
Sounds totally dreamy! Here’s hoping 🙂
Husband and I would love this!
What a great way to spend Valentine’s Day!
Wow what a great 1st valentines gift this wold be for my lovely new wife & I 🙂
Yum- i love mink!
A mama who needs a little romance … fingers crossed!
My wife would love it!
pick me! pick me! I work around chocolate so therefore appreciate it in all its forms!!
My husband would love me to have it! 😉
My boyfriend and I would like this.
This draw is being done on my birthday!!! Hoping my boyfriend and I can enjoy this!
My husband and I would love this! He has never had a massage before!
This sounds too good!
Sounds amazing!! What a wonderful prize.
Never been to a spa before, this would be an awesome experience.
Love the prizes- they sound amazing!
Spa and chocolates, yes please!
Pick me! Pick me!
Pretty pretty please!! =)
This sounds lovely!
Really in need and in hopes for this pamper with my spouse! We rarely have a date night; rarely!
Would love to win! It has been a horrible week in my work and personal life. This would really lift up me and my boyfriend’s spirits.
This sounds divine!
this would be amazing!
I would be HONORED to win this
My gf and I, both students, can’t afford treatment from such a nice spa while were finishing our studies. Would be amazing!
pick me! i love chocolate
Great giveaway! This would be SO amazing to win!
Good luck to whoever wins this prize ! and Happy Chinese New Year !
great and timely gift
Awesome, but all I heard was chocolate chocolate chocolate oooh! Pick me 🙂
My better half would love this, he is so stressed 🙂
Great contest! I’d love to surprise my husband with this!
what a great surprise this would be!
I would love to win this contest!!
Sounds great, count me in!
WOW! I would love to win this contenst prize for my little cutie and I!
Ohhh, I love sharing with my colleagues at my non-profit organization (AMSSA). Happy Valentineâ€™s Day to you all!~
This would be so amazing for my boyfriend and myself. But I have a feeling I would give it to my parents and that they’ll love it (and need it) even more.
This would be amazing!! Another great contest Rebecca. 🙂
Wow I would love to win this!
This would be awesome. I’d probably give the spa to my mom because I know she’s been kind of wanting one for a while.
Those chocolates sound amazing! Happy Valentine’s Day, indeed!
Wow, this is so awesome. Great contest!!
Yes please! Oh this sounds so sweet!
I love Mink chocolates SOSOSOSOSOSOSO much. 🙂
Hello?! Mink has Belgian waffles! Yum!
I looooooooveeeeeeee chocolate! My other half would love the massage (I wouldn’t mind that either) 🙂
this would the perfect day to spend with my friend who’s birthday is on valentine’s day =)
This is pretty incredible. Definitely a nice way to spend Valentine’s Day.
This package sounds incredible!
This sounds amazing.
This sounds amazing.
Happy Valentines Day to my beautiful wife Sandi.
Oh my! What a perfect way to spend valentine’s day!
Oooo, sounds great!
Great idea allowing people to use an ‘alias’ for entering! Would love to win this prize – have been eyeing off Willow Stream since it opened and I love mink!
I needs a vacation! To a spa! NOW!
Ooohh… sounds relaxing and delicious!
coco and spa, perfect match <3
ooOoO i’m excited 🙂 xcrossingmyfingersx !!
Wow, that’s such a great package! Great idea!!
That would be an awesome package for my gf and i!! 🙂
thanks for the contest!! hoping for a relaxing spa date. 🙂
The Fairmont Pacific Rim and Mink Chocolates are two of my MOST favourite places in Vancouver!!! Thanks for the opportunity.
am i allowed to share this with a girl friend ? Like my best friend? haha because i’m a girl and me and my bestie are both single =)
Count me in. 🙂
Looks like fun!! 🙂
Oh, oh!! Pick me!! Pick me!! 🙂
Yes, please! Perfect for an unemployed like me!
this would be wonderful! 🙂
A spa treatment would be a nice pick me up during this dreary weather.
ohhh…I’ve been wanting to book a couples massage forever. I would love to win this!!
Minks is my favorite mid-afternoon pick-me-up treat. I SO want to win!
sounds like a wonderful valentines day treat, would love to share that with my partner! 😉
Chocolate and relaxation all in the same package? It’s a Valentines Day Extravaganza! The only thing that would make it better would be winning and sharing with the love of my life.
I would love to win this great prize! Thanks!
Id want this prize! 🙂
Spa and chocolate! What a delightful combo!
I’d be a hero.
Would love to win this, great to shake off the winter blues.
Oh my, that would be seriously lovely. With two young children, we are in serious need of some romance. 🙂
This would be a lovely prize to win for Valentine’s Day!
Shannon hates Valentines day. I love it. Backwards I know. But she is different then the rest of us in so many ways. 😉
This would be amazing!!!!
Would love to get to visit this spa! On my list of spas to check-out!
Wow, sounds like an amazing prize pack! Thanks!!
love to take my mama to this 🙂
Me Julie luvs the chocolate
Sounds divine & decadent!!
Wow! Sounds amazing! We never go all out on Valentine’s Day, so this would be really special.
Oh yes please!!
My fiance and I decided this year not to spend money on Valentines day and to only do what we could make ourselves or had in the house. This would be an awesome loophole *lmao*
What a fantastic contest! Thanks!
Great contest! So romantic.
This would be lovely to have. Chocolates & Spas. I have never had the opportunity to go to a spa before.
My wonderful long-distance boyfriend will be in town for Valentine’s Day – I would love to surprise him with this!
Mink has awsome droolling chocolate.and goes best w/ a spaaaa
I would love to win this! Perfect for me and my boyfriend 🙂
That would be perfect to celebrate Valentine’s Day and our 5 year Anniversary (yes we started dating on VDay)!
this one is going to be difficult to win.
This sounds amazing!! Please!
Would love to win!
Would be lovely
Would love to surprise my fiance with this!
Yes Please!! 😀 This sounds lovely!
I would really like to go somewhere with my boyfriend this Valentines Day.
Thank you for this lovely giveaway.
What a romantic thing to do!
Thank you! 🙂
This sounds like Heaven! I would love to win this, thank you for the opportunity miss604
Chocolate and Spa – happy inside and outside !
Visiting from Nova scotia and would love to experience this while visiting my daughter!
A couples massage is a perfect date!
What a wonderful suprise for your sweetie!I’ve never been for a massage at a spa-sounds amazing,would love some downtime from the 3 kids.
this would be amazing!!
Oh my gosh I would love to win this!!! #yuminmytum
WOW! So many people entered this! I would LOVE to win!
Oh to have a message at the Fairmont.
Pick us! Pick us!
This sounds divine! I would love to win this.
Did someone say SPA!?!
Would love to win this to take my bf for Valentine’s Day and our upcoming one year anniversary!
Oh to get both a massage at a proper hotel spa, and some Mink chocolates – delicious idea!
Mmm – dark chocolate!
Love to take my hubby here!
the spa looks amazing
This is a perfect valentines treat
Fabulous prize pack! Whoever gets it is a lucky winner!
What a perfect way to vacation in your own town.
Dream prize pack!!
That would be great.
Oooh, great treat for V-Day!
Sounds like an amazing Valentine’s Day experience! that was be such a great experience, I’ve never been to the spa and would love the experience!
sounds fantastic. Would love to go!
great giveaway, i would love to win this
I need a Valentines Day retreat!
Sounds so relaxing.
I would love to win this lovely contest 🙂
What an amazing contest!!
Hi, massage yes please! =)
I just tried Mink for a hot chocolate during the hot chocolate festival and it was delicious. I would love more of their chocolates and a massage.
Maybe this’ll make him believe in Valentine’s Day!
Would love to give this gift to my girlfriend.
Happy Valentine’s Day!
my wife and I really need this. Happy Valentines Day! well, on the 14th that is
love is such a lovely thing to celebrate <3
My new husband and I are on a really tight budget and would love to be able to celebrate our first V day together as a married couple! Would love to win!
I would absolutely love to win this for my girlfriend and myself.
I would love to win this for my hubby & I…we celebrate our 10th anniversary this year and this would be awesome way to enjoy it 🙂
would love to win this!
This an amazing Valentine prize
Ok, I’m just saying… this is an incredible giveaway… INCREDIBLE!
happy valentines !!
Would really really love to make this year’s valentines day special!
Spa for her, chocolates for me!
My boyfriend and I (his personal massage therapist) would love this! Gives me a little break too! ^_~
What a nice treat for her!
would love this after 40 years of marriage 3 children and 4 grandchildren. take me away please.
Sounds like a nice gift for my parents.
Ashleigh would love this. It’d make for a great date!
My boyfriend of three years lives in Seattle, I live here in Vancouver. He’s coming up for Valentines weekend but we are tight budgeted and have no plans.. this would be amazing!
Love to be able to win this. Terrific gift.
If I don’t win this I will die.
Maybe not die.
But I’ll cry really big droopy tears.
Sounds amazing!!! Great prize lineup. 🙂
thank you for the contest!
As always, another great contest! 🙂
I’d love to spend valentines day with the man I love doing this. AMAZING!
No big plans for Valentine’s Day so this would be perfect 🙂
MMmmmm, a massage and chocolates! Sounds like a great day!
Love the different things included in this package! Yummy looking chocolate. 🙂
Would looove this 🙂
Love, actually, is all around you 🙂
Love this prize! Here is my entry!
Miss604 I am your biggest fan, thanks for the opportunity for a special gift to share with my husband. Gail
Relaxation, chocolate, and now perfume? What more could a girl want for Valentine’s Day?
Fairmont + Valentine’s Day + Mink Chocolates + Banana Republic x 2 = a fantastic memory I’ll tweet about and then tell all my friends and family. And I’m a dude!
I need this!
I need this! Really, I’m not kidding Thanks miss604
Chocolates and spa day? Can’t think of a more perfect way to spend the day with someone you care for.
You had me at SPA!
ssspppppppaaaaa for deux!!!
This would be the perfect way to celebrate our first Valentines Day as an old married couple! 🙂
Sounds like a great Valentine’s Day surprise. Hope to win and spoil my significant other!
Would love to give this to my wife
this would be fantastic for a first valentine’s gift 🙂
Here’s my entry!
My tough guy could really use a massage and a hot tub! This would be a total treat to win. : )
What better Valentines present!
Just came back from Mink with my usual soy latte!
this would be an amazing treat for my brand new fiance and I!
Very nice Valentine’s Day treat… would love to win – who wouldn’t?!
would love, as we had “cancelled” valentines day this year!
Yummmmyy this sounds ahhh-mazing! 🙂
What an amazing Valentines day this would make! 🙂
No money for Valentine’s day this year – would love this to have some alone time with my man!
what can I say … we would â™¥ this.
Would love to go, of course 🙂
What an amazing prize! I would love to take my sister……hope you pick me
mmmm…. this sounds amazing!! Would love to knock my girlfriend off her feet with this 🙂
I have a new romance going so this would be a great valentine’s present…
This is the perfect date for our first Valentine’s together!
my wife would love this~
This would be a fantabulous prize!
I tweeted about your giveaway!
LOVE! It would be amazing to surprise the bf with this…I’m tweeting it right away!!
I dream of more time at the Willow Stream!
Yay for giveaways! I wish I had twitter just so I could have another entry!
This sounds absolutely amazing. Love the Fairmont Pacific Rim, and would love to win! What a great giveaway.
Would really love this!
Thanks for the many contests, really hope to win!
This would make a great Valentine`s gift for my wife Heather, a nurse, who deserves to be pampered!
I would love this relaxing yet delicious Valentine’s prize to share with my love-bug. 🙂
I’d love to win this one for my mom.
Awesome Valentineâ€™s Day treat. Thanks for the opportunity.
Pick me please!! 😀
This looks amazing! What a Valentine’s Day surprise it would be…
What a fabulous giveaway. I need this so badly.
Spa and chocolate sounds great!
This would be the ultimate gift for my girl on Valentine’s day! 🙂
Pick me me me !!!!!
Cool. Happy Valentines Day!
All these sound like great Valentine’s Day ideas!
I would be in heaven if I won this. Awesome prize!
Hope I’m not too late to enter.
Pick me please.
Love to win this.
loving reading your posts. Thank you!
Grief is complex, I require R & R to recover
My son moved 6 months ago to Vancouver and I miss him so much. This would be so nice to win!
This looks like an amazing experience.
I would love this!!
Would love to win a couples massage!!!!
My two favorite words: chocolate and spa!
My husband deserves to be spoiled…would be amazing to treat him to something so special…
this would not only be perfect for valentines day but for our 15th wedding anniversary!!!
For our first Valentines day in Vancouver my boyfriend and I would love to try something new like this! Chocolates and massages sound great
decadence it seems, perfect for us, why not? Tks Miss 604 for great deals, posts, contests
I just want to say a big thank you for the amazing prizes!!
Lori & Dan
I just want to say a big thank you for the amazing prizes!!
Lori & Dan