Monday, September 24, 2012

BUY LOCAL!!! // $1000 giveaway from Yakima area businesses

We are SO excited to announce this week's giveaway, featuring 12 amazing Yakima area businesses! We are just blown away by the generosity of those who contributed. It just goes to show how awesome these local businesses are! Having been born and raised in Yakima, we have a love for the community and the desire to see small businesses succeed. I'm going to quote my friend Nicole who posted about this topic last month and stated it quite well. "In hard economic times, it seems even more important to me to buy local. When you invest your money back into your local economy, you bolster it. When local businesses prosper, it makes your area look attractive to other businesses, bringing jobs and money into the community. I'm not saying go on a spending spree, but if you have an item you want to buy and you have the choice between a locally-owned store and a cheaper version somewhere else, I hope you will seriously consider all the benefits paying that extra few dollars will bring to your community."

Please join me in supporting these local businesses!
The grand prize is $1000 in gift certificates including:
  • A La Mode Spa & Salon - $250 gift certificate for spa services
  • Memory Montage Photography - 1 hour family session + disc of 5x7 images ($195 value)
  • Baron Farms - Helen the Hen - $100 gift certificate towards farm fresh eggs
  • Yoga Hot Spot - Gift Certificate for 10 classes, $140 value
  • Fontaine Estates Winery - $50 Gift Certificate
  • Christie's Cakes - $100 gift certificate
  • Wink Eyelash Studio - $50 Gift Certificate
  • Fiddlesticks - $25 gift certificate
  • Essencia Artisan Bakery - $25 gift certificate
  • Busybee Magazine - 1 year subscription + $10 gift card to Cafe Amore
  • Rave Salon - Ashley Veliz - $20 gift certificate for any service with Ashley
  • Northtown Coffeehouse - $15 gift card

*******  HERE'S HOW TO ENTER  *******
(you must log in through facebook)
  1. CLICK "Log in w/Facebook" in the box below - allow Rafflecopter permission to share your email with us. The Rafflecopter app will not post anything on your profile, newsfeed or your friends' walls; it just gives us your contact info so we can email you if you win. 
  2. Click "do it", like the page, then click "I'm a fan"
  3. Each time you press "like" for a page, it counts as an entry for this giveaway. Up to 13 total entries per person.
  4. There is one grand prize for all gift certificates. The different certificates may be kept for yourself or given separately as gifts... think Christmas presents!
  5. The drawing for the grand prize will be on Friday, October 5th!!


A La Mode Spa & Salon
$250 gift certificate for spa services
phone: (509) 457-3388

"A full service AVEDA spa and salon where we believe that our BEST is the least we can do!
At À La Mode our mission is to create balance in every service we provide as well as in our own daily lives. We do this by continuing to care for our environment by the products we use and the way that we strive to set an example in our community."

Memory Montage Photography
1 hour family session + disc of 5x7 images ($195 value)

"VIBRANT + FUN weddings, families, seniors & photo classes. Now booking fall family sessions, 2013 weddings and the photography workshops on 11-3-12"

Baron Farms - Helen the Hen
$100 gift certificate towards farm fresh eggs
phone: 866-9MY-BEEF

"HelentheHen Eggs have lower cholesterol, less saturated fat, more vitamin A, more vitamin E, more beta carotene, and more Omega 3 fatty acids."

Yoga Hot Spot
Gift Certificate for 10 classes, $140 value
phone: (509) 453-9642

"Hot Yoga is designed to work every muscle, organ, glad, tendon, joint, ligament, and cell in the body. The room is heated, so be prepared to sweat. Hot Yoga is for the experienced athlete to the couch potato...and everyone in between. Think of hot yoga as Yoga for Sore Backs. Yoga for Weight Loss. Yoga for Flexibility. Yoga for Bad Knees. Yoga for Athletes. Hot Yoga is for You."

Fontaine Estates Winery
$50 Gift Certificate
phone: (509) 972-8123

"Fontaine Estates Winery has indoor and outdoor accommodations,
and can be rented out for Weddings, Reunions and Private Parties."

Christie's Cakes
$100 gift certificate
phone: 509.961.5430

"Anyone can design a “pretty” cake, but if you want it to be memorable, “taste” is critical, so we focus on both!"

Wink Eyelash Studio
$50 Gift Certificate
phone: (509) 961-1699

"Yakima's premier licensed, trained, and experienced eyelash extension specialist."

$25 gift certificate
phone: (509) 452-7718

"Located on the corner of Summitview and 16th since 1976! Locally owned an operated for 35 years,
Fiddlesticks is a destination favorite among locals and visitors. Fiddlesticks is filled with a great selection of home decor - furniture, pictures, lamps, glassware & dishes, framed pictures and wall art. PLUS - a terrific little department of fantastic clothing - affordable, casual and unique. 
                        Shoes, jewelry, purses, socks, scarves and hats are only a few of the amazing selections of really cute stuff you're going to discover here! Complimentary gift-wrapping available."

Essencia Artisan Bakery
$25 gift certificate
phone: (509) 575-5570

"An artisan bakery that provides handcrafted baked goods, artisan breads, and quality espresso in a relaxed social environment with an emphasis on seasonal produce and the local agriculture and farming of the Kittitas and Yakima Valley"

Busybee Magazine
1 year subscription + $10 giftcard to Cafe Amore

"Busybee's got the buzz for Yakima Valley families. The magazine is published every two months and distributed throughout Yakima County, including all branches of the Yakima Valley Libraries.
Mission: To provide information that will help families have fun and raise happy, healthy children in the Yakima Valley."

Rave Salon - Ashley Veliz
$20 gift certificate for any service with Ashley
phone: (509) 469-5001

"Conveniently and centrally located in Yakima next to Fiddlesticks, Rave offers a variety of services to fit your lifestyle." Ashley has  been working at Rave for two years and specializes in LoReal Professional color. She offers color, haircuts, men's and children haircuts, along with
updo's for weddings and special occasions.

Northtown Coffeehouse
$15 gift card
phone: 509-895-7600

 "Located in the heart of a downtown Yakima, and now in Selah too! North Town Coffeehouse is a great place to hang out, meet friends, read a book, and most importantly; enjoy the best coffee (we think) in town."
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