Enter to Win our 2013 Local Holiday Gift Giveaway

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Local Gift GiveawayIt is better to give than to receive! Our Gift Giveaway was a huge hit last year, and we love playing Santa, so we thought we’d do it again! Starting November 1 at noon you can enter and share to win great local prizes. We have partnered with some of our favorite Winston-Salem businesses to bring you some holiday cheer!

How To Enter

1. Sign up for the MyWinston-Salem.com Weekend Roundup e-newsletter

2. Like us on Facebook

You may wonder, “What if I already subscribe to the Weekend Roundup and Like the MyWinston-Salem.com Facebook page?” No worries! If you are sure you have done BOTH, then you are automatically entered to win!

We will randomly select a winner each Friday in November and December. Note: The earlier you sign up and like, the more chances you’ll have to win our amazing local holiday gifts! Each week we will unveil a new exciting prize! (Check our last year’s list of prizes for some ideas of the great prizes and partners we have worked with in the past!)

Stay Tuned for more Holiday Gift Giveaway 2013 Announcements, Prizes and Partners Every Week!

In the spirit of giving, be sure to share the #MyWS love by sharing our Local Holiday Gift Giveaway with friends so they can have a chance to be on the receiving end as well!  There will be lots of exciting new prizes to announce each week and also some bonus giveaways in late November and late December so pay close attention to the updates on our Facebook page to make sure you do not miss out on our local gift giveaway for 2013!

See the Gift Reveals

To discover what gift we’ll be giving away each week, follow our Facebook page for regular updates!

Week 1 Giveaway: Camino Bakery Gift Card

camino break

A bakery, cafe and wine bar, Camino Bakery is owned by passionate baker Cary Clifford. Serving everything from breakfast pastries, to fresh vegetarian sandwiches for lunch, to late night cheese, wine and beer, Camino Bakery is a great place for coffee meetings and unwinding with friends. They also serve up some great cakes for your next special event. Located in the heart of the downtown action at 310-B West 4th St and open seven days a week. This week’s winner will win a $20 gift card to Camino Bakery. 

Week 2 Giveaway: a/perture cinema Package

aperture cinemaThis independent, locally-owned movie theater in the heart of downtown a mix of independent, foreign, documentary, local, and festival films and has recently added a third screening room! See their current film screenings at www.aperturecinema.comWinner will receive a pass for two tickets, large popcorn & large drink and a t-shirt. Check out an upcoming holiday flick!


Week 3 Giveaway: SciWorks Winter Day Camp Enrollment

SciWorksSciWorks is a hands-on science center, allowing both children and adults to learn more about science through interactive exhibits, a planetarium and an outdoor Environmental & Science Park. Check out their schedule of exhibits and events at www.sciworks.org. Do your kids get the winter break blues? Sign them up for Winter SciCamp! This one-day camp features hands-on demonstrations, crafts, time to explore the museum and more. Winner will receive a Winter Day SciCamp enrollment for one child for December 27, 2013 from 9am-4pm (value $45).

Week 4 & 6 Giveaway: Noble’s Grille $50 Gift Card

Nobles Grille

Our prize for week four of the MyWinston-Salem.com Local Holiday Gift Giveaway is a $50 gift card for Noble’s Grille. Featured in US Air Magazine and Southern Living Magazine, Noble’s Grille isn’t just your neighborhood restaurant, it’s a regional destination. Noble’s serves a wide range of appetizers, small plates and gourmet entrees that will pair perfectly with their extensive wine list, with something for everyone –  whether it be a holiday happy hour with girlfriends sipping two buck cluck ($2.99 select wines on weekdays), a company party or a romantic dinner, make sure Noble’s Grille is on your wish list and shopping list this holiday season.

Week 4 BONUS Giveaway: Haute Chocolate Holiday Truffle Collection

Haute Chocolate truffleChocolatier Jiliana is the artisan behind Winston-Salem’s premiere chocolate shop, Haute Chocolate, located on Burke Street. Here she crafts chocolate truffles, caramels, cupcakes, cakes, French macarons and more. Vist www.hautechocolatenc.com for more info. Winner will receive the Haute Chocolate Holiday Truffle Collection, full of festive flavors such as candy cane, Moravian spice cookie, gingerbread, egg nog and several other flavors!

The Fine Print

Winner must “like” MyWinston-Salem.com on Facebook and subscribe to the MyWinston-Salem.com Weekend Roundup weekly email.  Winner does not need to be a resident of Winston-Salem to win but must be able to pick up prizes at retail locations in Winston-Salem, NC. Must be 18 to enter and a U.S. resident. Employees and relatives of employees of Cover Story Media, Inc. are excluded from winning. Total value of prizes are approximately $500. Winner will be contacted via email with details of how to arrange pick up of their prize. First name and last initial will be shared at time award is announced and may be used in future promotional materials. All prizes will be awarded and must be redeemed in 2013. This promotion will begin on Friday, November 1, 2013 at 12:01PM EST and will end on December 27, 2013 at 3:00PM EST. No purchase is necessary and a purchase will not enhance one’s chances of winning. This promotion is void where prohibited. 

Week 5 Giveaway: Winston-Salem Theatre Alliance Tickets

Winston-Salem Theatre Alliance Winston-Salem Theatre Alliance is a community theatre with edge, producing adult contemporary comedies and dramas, smaller-scale musicals and area premieres of emerging works with wide-ranging themes. Calling the West End of Winston-Salem home, Winston-Salem Theatre Alliance is located at the corner of Reynolda and Northwest Blvd. Their current production of Every Christmas Story Ever Told is just that! Instead of performing the Charles Dickens’ beloved holiday classic yet again, three actors decide to perform every Christmas story ever told, hitting all the classics, from Dickens’ story of Scrooge to How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer, Frosty the Snowman, A Charlie Brown Christmas, and others, you’ll be feeling the Christmas spirit(s)! Visit www.wstheatrealliance.org for information on their upcoming season, to purchase tickets, or get involved with Theatre Alliance onstage or off. Winner will receive two Winston-Salem Theatre Alliance tickets good for the winter season (December 2013-May 2014).


Week 7 Giveaway: Camel City Carriage Ride for Two

Camel City Carriage company co horse drawnCamel City Carriage Company, owned by sisters who grew up in Clemmons, NC, offer tours of downtown in their Belgian draft horse-drawn carriages. Add some historic charm to your evening! Reservations are required. Private rides are available. Visit www.camelcitycarriage.com to book your carriage ride. Winner will receive a carriage ride for two from Camel City Carriage Company.


Week 8 Giveaway:

Revolution Gliding ToursAnd for our grand finale…. we’re giving away Revolution Gliding Tours for four! We took the tour ourselves and had a blast! We love these guys! Experience the history and culture of downtown Winston-Salem in a new and innovative way with Revolution Gliding Tours. Owners Terry and Joey will give a quick how-to session on the Segways® i2 Personal Transporter before you glide out on the fully-narrated, guided tour through six miles of history and culture. Your knowledgeable “Glide Guide” will introduce gliders to the sites and sounds of the city. Schedule your tour for Saturdays or Sundays at 10am, 1pm and 4pm at www.revolutionglidingtours.comWinner will win a Revolution Gliding Tour for four (value $220).

Week 8 Bonus:

Dewey's Chocolate Mint TinA visit to Dewey’s Bakery has been a Winston-Salem holiday tradition for generations! Dewey’s has been baking up favorite traditional treats like Moravian Lovefeast buns, Moravian Sugar Cake and Grandpa Coffee Cake. Find Dewey’s year-round bakery shops at Thruway Shopping Center and Reynolda Manor shopping center, and their holiday pop-up shops throughout North Carolina from November to December. Week 8 bonus winner will win a festive Chocolate Dipped Mint Cookie Gift Tin from Dewey’s Bakery. This beautiful Chocolate Dipped Mint Moravian Cookie gift tin features the vivid flavor of mint and decadent artisan blend chocolate. Pure cane sugar and the finest full-flavor vanilla make these all-natural treats both sweet and refreshing.

About The Author:

Kristi was born and raised just up the road in Mount Airy (a.k.a. Mayberry) and frequented Winston-Salem often growing up for school field trips, shopping, and dining. After attending Appalachian State University, and a brief stint living in Southern Virginia, Kristi returned to Winston-Salem, NC in 1999 and began her work in non-profit, public relations and writing. She and her family enjoy the convenience of living near downtown Winston-Salem. She enjoys the arts, photography and cooking. "I'm a small town girl at heart, but Winston-Salem isn't an overwhelming city. It is rich with friendly people, history, culture and has a vibrant art community and that is why I am proud to call this "My Winston-Salem!"

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Kristen Daukas
December 24, 2013 10:32 am

I better win this time… 😉

January 4, 2014 11:53 am
Reply to  Kristen Daukas

Better luck next time Kristen! More giveaways coming soon!

December 15, 2013 12:59 pm

Love love, love my Chocolates!!! Thank you again!!

December 18, 2013 10:46 pm
Reply to  Shaunda

Wonderful, Shaunda! Haute Chocolate has amazing confections and those festive holiday flavors sound so good! Thanks for sharing!

Kristi Marion
December 18, 2013 10:44 pm
Reply to  Shaunda

Wonderful, Shaunda! Haute Chocolate has amazing chocolates and those festive holiday flavors sound so good! Thanks for sharing!

Alex Schenker
December 18, 2013 1:21 am
Reply to  Shaunda

We’re so glad you’re enjoying them Shaunda! Congrats 🙂

December 9, 2013 2:08 pm

So excited to surprise my daughter (who has a Christmas birthday) with a day at SciWorks to celebrate! She loves science so this will be right up her alley 🙂

December 13, 2013 8:55 pm
Reply to  Jennifer

That’s wonderful, Jennifer! I hope your daughter enjoys it. Happy Birthday to her and congrats! Thanks for being a fan of MyWinston-Salem.com!

Alex Schenker
November 1, 2013 6:35 pm

Mmmmm, just thinking about getting chocolate bread pudding with a large latte to dunk it in is making my mouth water. This contest has reminded me that a trip to Camino Bakery is long overdue!

November 17, 2013 12:02 am
Reply to  Alex Schenker

You’re making me hungry, Alex! Any time is a good time for a good local latte!