UPDATE: Here’s The Nice List of winners!
The most wonderful time of the year is back – and we’re making it even better with our annual 12 Days of Giveaways!
Most people are celebrating something festive over the next month, so whether you’re wishing everyone a Merry Christmas, Felix Navidad, Happy Hanukkah, Happy Holidays, or even bah humbug, you’ll have something to cheer about.
Our inaugural 12 Days of Giveaways campaign was launched in Vancouver in 2010 as a way to give back to our readers, and since then we’ve continued to give more and more.
The first 12 Days gave away $3,000 in prizes, and by 2015 we had increased the total to more than $20,000. This year, we’re raising the bar higher than ever before and are giving away more than $39,000 in prizes!
How it works
Starting on December 1, we’ll be launching a number of different contests each day. Every giveaway will run until 11:59 pm PST on December 15. Then, over the couple days after that, we’ll randomly draw names from all the entries to announce the winners in one major post on December 18.
There will be something for everyone to be won: snazzy shoes, coffee for a year, new tech, staycations, and much more.
Some giveaways will be available to everyone reading Daily Hive, while others are for specific cities only.
What you need to do
Come back and visit the site daily from December 1 to 12. We’ll be updating this post each day with new contests, so bookmark it and come back to see what new giveaways we’ve launched.
Follow @VancityBuzz on Twitter to get the latest updates and announcements, along with the hashtag #DH12Days.
Each contest will have different entry methods across different social media channels, so be sure to read each one carefully.
The nitty gritty
The 12 Days of Giveaways will start on December 1, 2017. Contest winners will be announced on December 18. Open to Canadian residents only, excluding Quebec. Maximum of one prize per person.
- $1,000 Starbucks card + prize pack ($1,100 value)
- Shoes from New Balance Vancouver for you and friends ($1,000 value)
- Luxury couples retreat for 2 at Rosewood Hotel Georgia ($1,350 value)
- Google Pixelbook, Pixelbook Pen, Wifi 3-pack ($2,200 value)
- Seafood feast for two with wine pairings at Joe Fortes ($400 value)
- Luxurious staycation for 2 at Fairmont Pacific Rim ($2,000 value)
- Spirit of Christmas experience at Sea to Sky Gondola ($175 value)
- Tasting dinner for 6 at Mott 32 ($1,000 value)
- Pair of men’s or women’s shoes from Poppy Barley ($400 value)
- $250 gift card to Cactus Club
- A pair of tickets to 3 Canucks games + Bo Horvat jersey + Brock Boeser jersey ($800 value)
- A made to measure Indochino suit for you and a friend ($2,000 value)
- An Aburi Shokai dinner for 4 with sake pairings at Minami ($600 value)
- A pair of YU6 speakers and SUB8 subwoofer from Kanto ($1,040 value)
- Canon Rebel T6i DSLR camera + gift card from London Drugs ($1,200 value)
- An Oral-B Genius 8000 high-tech toothbrush + Crest 3D Whitestrips ($940 value)
- Duo massage and baths access to Whistler’s Scandinave Spa ($350 value)
- 20-class pack to SoulCycle Yaletown ($540 value)
- Fitbit Ionic smartwatch, Aria 2 smart scale, Flyer headphones, and more ($830 value)
- $500 off your next tattoo from Billy DeCola
- $250 gift card to any Thai House restaurant
- HP Spectre x360 15.6″ 2-in-1 Laptop ($2,100 value)
- Roundtrip flights from Vancouver to Victoria + 2-night stay at Magnolia Hotel & Spa ($1,500 value)
- 2-night stay for 2 + dinner at Whistler’s Nita Lake Lodge ($800 value)
- Luxurious staycation and couple’s spa retreat at Shangri-La Vancouver ($1,500 value)
- Swag and coffee for a month from Blenz ($550 value)
- A year’s worth of gourmet poke from Pacific Poke ($780 value)
- 80,000 Marriott Rewards points to use at any hotel ($600 value)
- 2-night stay at Tofino Resort + Marina ($1,000 value)
- $1,000 gift card to MEC
- Custom group wellness workshop at Silk Road Tea ($1,000 value)
- 1 year platinum membership at Steve Nash Fitness Clubs ($1,300 value)
- 2-night stay at Watermark Beach Resort in Osoyoos, BC ($1,000 value)
- Diffuser set from Saje Natural Wellness ($200 value)
- 363 grilled cheese sandwiches in 2018 from Crab Park Chowdery ($3,100 value)