Pinterest Contest: Pin To Win a Pure Michigan Romantic Getaway

UPDATE: The submission period for this contest has closed. Thank you to everyone who entered, and congratulations to Megan Battaglia for being randomly selected as the winner! See Megan’s board at

It’s Valentine’s Day and love is in the air! In the spirit of the holiday, we’re offering fans nationwide the chance to win a trip for two to Mackinac Island.

The prize package includes a two-night stay at Grand Hotel, where guests will receive the Touch of Romance Package upon arrival – which includes champagne, fresh fruit and flowers. Additionally, guests will enjoy a carriage ride to the Woods Restaurant for dinner one of the evenings during their stay.

Thanks to our partners American Airlines and Buick, the winner will also enjoy roundtrip airfare for two and transportation for their stay.

To enter, simply complete the following steps:

  1. Follow Pure Michigan on Pinterest. If you do not have a Pinterest account, click here to get started.
  2. Create a new Pinterest board titled “Pin to Win: Michigan in Love” under the category “Travel.”
  3. Pin anything that represents what an ideal Pure Michigan romantic getaway is to you. The board must include at least five repins from Pure Michigan’s “Pin to Win: Michigan in Love” board.
  4. Once your board is complete, leave a comment on this post with a link to your board plus your email address (we won’t share it or sell it to anybody).

Please note that of the five or more repins from Pure Michigan’s board, one must be the contest graphic (above) and one must be of your vehicle of choice from Buick. All pins must include the #puremichigan hashtag.

The contest kicks off today and runs through February 28, 2013. The winner will be selected and announced the following week on the Pure Michigan blog. See official rules and regulations here.

Check out Pure Michigan’s Michigan in Love: Pin to Win board and start pinning today!

  • Judith Carlow

    I would love to go to Mackinac Island, it looks so peaceful and the pictures are amazing !

  • Teresa Foltz

    My favorite vacation of all time was five and a half years ago, when I traveled to Michigan with my mother and daughter. It had been a dream of mine for over 26 years. By the time we landed in Traverse City, and drove along the lake through the quaint and interesting towns, north to Mackinac Island, i was in love. The beautiful scenery, the weather, nothing could have been more perfect, it was well beyond any of my expectations. Mackinac Island and the Grand Hotel was so beautiful and so grand. I have married since then and want so much to visit with my husband. That is my next dream. :)

  • Tyler Hoover

    My pin. Pure Michigan!

  • Ruth Ann Santiago

    I was born and raised in Michigan. It is truly Gods country. My favorite spots are Mackinac Island and Paradise, Michigan.

  • Kimberly & Kelly Witmer

    We are sisters who love the island. Ever since our first time on the island as young children we have grown an obsession with everything Mackinac! This last year our parents took us (Kimberly, Lance(boyfriend), Kelly, Joe (husband)) to the island to celebrate Kelly and Joe’s one year wedding anniversary. There are no words that can describe the experience we had on the island celebrating such a loving occasion. As a thank you for giving us the chance to visit the island again, we are going to give the gift of this trip to our parents who have done so much for us throughout the years. We love Mackinac Island and are still reminiscing over the pictures we have posted on our pinterest board.

  • Victoria

    Please take a look at my Pinterest board and consider me for the Pure Michigan Pin to Win: Michigan in Love contest. I recently lost my aunt to breast cancer this past October and our favorite place to go together was Mackinac Island after visiting family and going to our cabin in Luzerne, MI. This would be a wonderful way to celebrate her life.

    Thank you

  • Sarah Hirsch
  • Brittany riehl

    I also am born and raised in Michigan! Every summer I try to make it up to Mackinac Island- simply the best vacation spot in the US for everyone at every age:) please see my PIN

  • Amanda Beek

    Michigan will always be home, no matter where life takes me! I love Mackinac Island, it’s one of the most beautiful places on earth!

  • Brittanyriehl

    Pin is brittanyriehl

  • Shannon Weidemann

    I would absolutely love to win this contest. Here is the link to my Pinterest board

  • Erinn Swan

    I love Michigan!
    My Pinterest board is attached! I have included my own pictures of my travels around Michigan! From Lower Michigan to the Upper Peninsula, we truly live in the most beautiful of lands!

    Thanks for giving me the opportunity to share my pictures of MICHIGAN!

  • Dilhara Muthukuda

    Thanks #PureMichigan!!!

  • Helen Taras

    Thank you for providing this awesome contest. Mackinac Island is such a beautiful and romantic place.

  • Angie Patterson

    My fiancé wants to marry me on Mackinac Island and he won’t until we can afford it. This would be the PERFECT chance to nudge him a little. Thank you SO MUCH for this chance!

  • Debby Antonie

    I fell in love with the Grand Hotel the first time I saw Somewhere In Time. It’s still my all-time favorite movie! I wanted to plan a honeymoon there, but at the time could not afford it. My husband and I would absolutely love the oppurtunity to visit Mackinac Island and take in all the beauty! Please Please Please! Pick me!

    It would be a trip of a lifetime for me, and a most meaningful memory! We could really use this right now!

  • Kristina Berry

    Check out my Pin to Win: Michigan in Love board on Pinterest.

  • Elaine

    I have only been to Mackinac Island one time! I was ready to move there. So beautiful…..we drove up from San Antonio TX to get out of the heat! Michigan is beautiful!

  • Jamie Shelton

    Northwest Michigan is my home away from home…!

  • Julia Zoutendyk

    Michigan is home for our family. We lived in Tucson, AZ for 3 years, and it never felt like home. We moved back almost 7 years ago, and we are here to stay.

  • mandy ott

    here’s my entry
    would love to win, haven’t been to the Island in over 20 years and never in the Grand Hotel. Would make a great romantic vacation for me and hubby :)

  • Nicole Thompson

    My husband and I had a Son just over a year ago. We both need, and deserve, a romantic get away to the Island. Thank you, American Airline, Buick, the Grand Hotel, and Pure Michigan for giving us this opportunity. It would be a dream to win this!!!

  • Jasmine

    Here is the link to my Michigan love board!

  • Katie Hanley

    I haven’t been to Mackinaw Island since I was a little girl. I have been trying to get there the past couple years, but haven’t made the time. Would love to surprise my husband to a stay at the Grand Hotel!

  • Ann Marie Jablonowski

    Michigan will always be “home”…no matter where I live. My husband and I love traveling the state when we get the chance–camping in Petoskey, staying on Mackinac Island, or cheering for Michigan in Ann Arbor…it’s all good! My fondest memory–meeting Christopher Reeve on Mackinac Island while he was filming “Somewhere In Time”.

  • Lisa G

    A weekend at the Grand Hotel is like a week in paradise! Pin your pure Michigan favorites on my Pinterest Michigan in Love Pin to Win Board and promote Michigans crown jewel!

  • Charlotte

    I would love to win this, Mackinaw is one of the most romantic places in the world!

  • Jennie Revis Kendrick

    My husband is going blind and he talks about one of the most beautiful sights he has ever seen and that was Mackinac Island. I would truly love to win this dream vacation and surprise him with one of the most beautiful sights that may indeed be one of his last to see!

  • Beverly DeHaan

    My husband and I won a trip here in 2002. It was magical. My husband died of lung cancer November 5, 2012. It would be magical to once again go back and relive the memories. I loved having a couple of glasses of wine in the Cupola bar and riding bikes around the island. I still have the bicycle we bought at the police auction. We had to take it apart to take it home in our small car. Happy memories.

  • Kristen Variola

    What a beautiful, picturesque island! I had no idea this luxurious getaway spot existed. Definitely on my bucket list and would love to experience it for the first time with my fiance!

  • Sarrah Melendez

    I absolutely love everything about Mackinac Island, this would be such a blessing to win!

  • Melissa Medina

    I am a Born and Raised Michigandern. I would love to take my Husband to Mackinac Island since he has never been. What a wonderful place!

  • Tanya Kilgore

    I just love this contest idea so much. Michigan is so full of so many incredible things to do. Visiting Mackinac Island let alone staying at the Grand Hotel would be a complete dream come true. That is one location I have not yet been able to visit. I have highlighted some of my favorite parts about Michigan to my Pintrest page. Though some may not seem really romantic, sharing these things with my husband are perfectly us.

  • David Emerick

    We stayed there last summer for two nights and had an incredible time. My wife is in love with the island and we go there at every chance. Thanks for the opportunity to win another stay.

  • Jas Dudzik

    These are amazing Michigan experiences!

  • Jas Dudzik
  • Lindsey Van Dyk

    I have never been to the Upper Peninsula and would love a chance to go there and experience all the places I’ve heard of! Here is my website!

  • Tiffany
  • Cynthia Mims

    Thanks for offering this exciting contest! For years, I’ve dreamed of being totally spoiled with an amazing stay the Grand Hotel. What’s not to love about Mackinac Island? My fingers are crossed!

  • Tammy Coppala

    I traveled from West Virginia to Marquette, Michigan every year with my family to visit my grandparents. And around 20 years ago my husband proposed in a canoe in the middle of a Michigan lake. After returning to visit last summer I realized just how much I love the U.P. and would LOVE to go back again!

  • Katie A Mordahl

    I would love a romantic getaway with my Husband on Mackinac Island :)

  • Tammy Coppala
  • Annalee Buschbacher

    I lived on Mackinac Island and started the Spa at the Grand Hotel in the 90′s. I haven’t been able to afford such an extravagance as being a guest there, but it would mean so much to me to be able to go back as a guest.
    As an employee I have to say the Musser family treats their staff with all the same respect they offer their customers. That integrity is what makes the Grand Hotel such an incredibly special place.
    #puremichigan ❤

  • Danielle

    I fell in love with Mackinac Island when I was little. It is a whimsical place that will always have a special place in my heart. It has always been my dream to someday get married on Mackinac Island. It would be a wonderful treat to win this getaway!

  • Stacey Hanel

    Here is a Link to my Board. I would love to go back.

  • Stacey Hanel
  • Stacey Hanel

    This is really the right Link. Apparently I’m technology Challeneged

  • KF
  • Jaleel Harris

    Thank you for the opportunity! I’d love to win this and take my sweetheart with me. We’re both a little tight on cash and could use a vacation, especially to Mackinac Island!

  • Rob A

    I’ve entered to win! Yay!
    Here’s my board —