Archive for November 18, 2010

Thursday’s Giveaway: $25 at Viva Salon and $25 at Briarhurst Manor from (closed)

Today we are giving away…

A $25 Gift Certificate to Viva Salon

and a $25 Gift Certificate to Briarhurst Manor


By now, you may have noticed that I like to support local businesses.  When you shop locally, three times as many of your dollars are reinvested in our community.  This creates jobs and funds city services through sales tax.  By shopping locally, you are also protecting our community character and ensuring product diversity.  Think about it:  you can’t find an “I survived the drive” Pikes Peak t-shirt at Walmart, can you?  Another benefit of keeping your dollars local is environmental sustainability by reducing shipping and transportation costs.

A common misconception exists that it’s always more expensive to shop locally.  Not necessarily true.  I’d like to introduce you to a great resource for saving money while supporting local businesses. offers impressive discounts on gift certificates to restaurants, retail shops, services, bed & breakfasts, and attractions.

Old Town Guesthouse Bed & Breakfast

I thought I would highlight a few of the best deals available TODAY on (but don’t forget to check out for all the details):

  • The Pita Pit:  2 Pitas for $5 (a $13 value)
  • La Carreta Mexican Restaurant:  $10 gift certificate for $3
  • Old Town Guesthouse Bed & Breakfast:  one night stay and Treasures of Colorado book for $45 (a $260 value, two-night minimum stay)
  • Glacier Homemade Ice Cream & Gelato:  4 buy-one-get-one-free coupons for $2 (a $20 value)
  • Planet Beach:  A Day at the Spa for $15 (a $75 value)
  • Double Eagle Hotel & Casino:  One night stay and dinner for two for $60 (a $165 value)

Some of these deals would make a great stocking stuffer.  No one needs to know that the $10 gift certificate you gave only cost you $3.

Briarhurst Manor

Viva Salon

Everyone is a winner today! is giving away a $4 gift certificate good for anything on their site to every reader of Colorado Springs Giveaways.  Several of the gift certificates cost less than $4, so that means you could get something for FREE! is giving away a $25 gift certificate to Viva Salon and a $25 gift certificate to Briarhurst Manor.

Today, you may enter to win up to four times. Choose any one, two, three, or all four options. Please leave a separate comment for each entry.

1. Visit the website. Check out the certificates available, then return to this post and leave a comment with your first name and last initial followed by your favorite deal (example: Leigh S., China Kitchen $10 GC for $3).

2. Become a Facebook fan of by visiting their Facebook page and clicking “like”. Once you have become a fan or if you are already a fan, return to this post and leave a comment with your first name and last initial followed by “Facebook” (example: Leigh S., Facebook).

3. Register on to stay up to date on new deals. Everyone who registers will receive a $4 credit to anything on the site!  Once you have registered, return to this post and leave a comment with your first name and last initial followed by “registered” (example:  Leigh S., registered).

4.  Click on the little “Like” Facebook icon at the top of this post.  Once you have clicked on “Like”, return to this post and leave a comment with your first name and last initial followed by “Like” (example:  Leigh S., Like).

The winner of the $25 gift certificate to Viva Salon and $25 gift certificate to Briarhurst Manor from will be selected using and announced by 8 a.m. tomorrow morning, November 19. Be sure to check if you won; if the prize is not claimed within 23 hours, we will announce a new winner the following day. The winner will not be contacted.

This giveaway is open to residents of the state of Colorado. The winner will be contacted to redeem the prize.

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Thursday’s Winner: Nicole Powell Photography Session & Cards

The winner of the session and Christmas cards from Nicole Powell Photography is:

Karen W.

Please email by 7 a.m. tomorrow morning (11/19/10) to claim your prize.  Include your full name, phone number, and mailing address.  If we don’t hear from you, we will select a new winner tomorrow.  The winning comment was selected using  Enjoy your prize!

Have you ordered your Christmas cards yet?  Now is the time to book your session with Nicole Powell Photography if you want your Christmas cards to arrive, you know, before Christmas.

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About Me

Hi there! My name is Callie Helm. I live in Colorado Springs with my husband, Tom, two daughters (age 14 and 12) and son (age 7). I am grateful to live in such a beautiful city! Colorado Springs Giveaways serves to bring our community and local businesses together in a fun and interactive way. My hope is that this blog will encourage and inspire our readers to shop locally, and to discover all that Colorado Springs has to offer!

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