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 http://puremi.ch/WTvaLp.

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!

  • http://pinterest.com/lawsofmichelle/pin-to-win-michigan-in-love/ Michelle Law

    I have always want to go to Mackinac Island. I would love the chance to go!

    http://pinterest.com/lawsofmichelle/pin-to-win-michigan-in-love/

  • http://pinterest.com/snoopygohme/pin-to-win-michigan-in-love/ Joe Brekke

    Never been to Mack…would love the opportunity with that special someone!

  • Pam Howell
  • Rita Ruud

    Ice fishing on Michigan’s lakes looks cool!
    http://pinterest.com/pin/20758848254508676/

  • Elizabeth McLatchy

    This has been my dream honeymoon for 14 years… still looking to have that long anticipated trip to Michigan’s U.P. http://pinterest.com/lizziemcl/pin-to-win-michigan-in-love/

  • Catheryn Vella

    My husband and I got engaged on Mackinaw Island 2 years ago. When we got engaged it was blistering cold, we would love the opportunity to go back when it is warm #michiganinlove #PureMichigan

    http://pinterest.com/CatherynLee/pin-to-win-michigan-in-love/

  • Kathy Hanson

    I really, really want to go back to Mackinaw Island!!! This getaway sounds amazing!! Visiting Mackinaw is at the top of my bucket list!!!
    http://pinterest.com/heyyou4117/pin-to-win-michigan-in-love/

  • http://pinterest.com/lanevs21/michigan-in-love-pin-to-win/ Laura Neville

    Mackinac is one of the most magical places in the world. It holds a very special place with my family and I have been going since I was a little girl. I would love the opportunity to bring my husband so he can experience the magic of the island and the Grand too.

  • http://pinterest.com/amandalynndeel/pin-to-win-michigan-in-love/ Amanda Deel

    I have always been in love with Mackinaw Island, ever since I was a little girl. It would be more than a blessing to win this getaway for my husband and I! Thank you for this amazing opportunity. #puremichigan :)

  • http://pinterest.com/cynthiam0728/michigan-in-love-pin-to-win/ Cynthia Patterson

    HAVE GOWN AND TUX- Will travel! Yes, we’re ready to strut our stuff down the long, luxurious dining room of Grand Hotel, and lead the glamorous life! Yes, the idea of dressing for dinner is old fashioned, and I Love re-living those good old days! Beginning with our jet-set journey, a stylish vehicle transporting us from the airport, then a ferry ride across the Straights of Mackinaw- life will come to a screeching retreat to one of a hundred years ago. I can feel the island breeze, and imagine the cool, fresh air blowing my hair about. Ahhhh…..

  • http://pinterest.com/jakismith24/pin-to-win-michigan-in-love/ Jaki Smith

    I’d love to have a romantic get-away with my husband of 29 years. Mackinaw Island would be absolutely perfect. We visited there last summer with our family that was visiting here from Australia and they were awed by it’s beauty as much as we were. We didn’t get to the Grand Hotel but it looks amazing from the outside. Thank you Pure Michigan, you are the best!
    #PureMichigan :)

  • http://pinterest.com/penguinite/pin-to-win-michigan-in-love/ Jeannie

    I was married on Mackinac Island at the Mayor’s house. My mom and dad used to work on the island. It is a beautiful and magical place and one of the most romantic getaways.

  • Sarah Wiseman

    I would love to have a family vacation at Mackinac Island! I have lived in Michigan all my life, but have never been there. Thanks for the opportunity #puremichigan :)

    http://pinterest.com/sarahlynn006/michigan-in-love-pin-to-win/

  • Elizabeth Glover

    Grand Hotel is the best romantic destination we have ever found! We drove there from Chicago the last time, enjoying the scenery, the wines and the beautiful towns along the way. There is nothing quite like waking up to the clip-clop of horses rather than the horns and screeching tires of cars. The Grand Hotel is a wonderful place to stay and appeals across generations, bringing in young newlyweds as well as those who have been together for years and year. Hands down, it is our favorite getaway!

  • http://pinterest.com/mystiiglover/pin-to-win-michigan-in-love/ Elizabeth Glover

    Grand Hotel is the best romantic destination we have ever found! We drove there from Chicago the last time, enjoying the scenery, the wines and the beautiful towns along the way. There is nothing quite like waking up to the clip-clop of horses rather than the horns and screeching tires of cars. The Grand Hotel is a wonderful place to stay and appeals across generations, bringing in young newlyweds as well as those who have been together for years and year. Hands down, it is our favorite getaway!

  • Holly Lash

    My husband and I love Michigan. We go to Muskegon a few times a year for our “get a ways” Have never been to the island before…so we would LOVE to win this! :)

    http://pinterest.com/hollykris1/pin-to-win-michigan-in-love/

  • Holly Lash

    Forgot to add the #puremichigan

  • http://pinterest.com/mystiiglover/michigan-in-love-pin-to-win/ Elizabeth Glover

    Grand Hotel is the best romantic destination we have ever found! We drove there from Chicago the last time, enjoying the scenery, the wines and the beautiful towns along the way. There is nothing quite like waking up to the clip-clop of horses rather than the horns and screeching tires of cars. The Grand Hotel is a wonderful place to stay and appeals across generations, bringing in young newlyweds as well as those who have been together for years and year. Hands down, it is our favorite getaway!

    (Geez, I hope those two previous entries can be deleted)

  • Molly K

    http://pinterest.com/making/pin-to-win-michigan-in-love/

    Michigan is so beautiful! My husband and I want to go there soon.

  • Melinda Young

    The Island is lovely in all seasons – it is for sure Pure Michigan! Glad to add a board on Pinterest, and maybe win a get-a-way! :)

  • Dara

    Have been visiting the Island for decades now. Love the sounds of horses hooves as day breaks. Still debating about calling Grand Hotel for their Early Opening special. Have loved it in the past, am certain I’d love it again!
    http://pinterest.com/mackisland/

  • Rick McClenthen

    I have been to Mackinaw Island once, but spending a romantic weekend with my wife at the Grand Hotel is still on my bucket list. Being able sit on an rocking chair on the 660 feet long porch at the hotel would be icing on the cake!

    http://pinterest.com/justspecial/pin-to-win-michigan-in-love/

  • Nichole Baumgartner

    I’m not sure if this worked or not the first time. I tired putting my email address on a post, then it deleted for some reason. So here it goes again!! I am hoping to win to take my mom on her dream trip! We’ve been to the Grand Hotel once, but only got to look at the building and have never been inside. Good luck to everyone!

    http://pinterest.com/nelsnr2010/michigan-in-love-pin-to-win/

    nelsnr2010(at)gmail(dot)com

  • http://couponsavvysarah.blogspot.com/ Sarah Muennix

    I would love to visit Mackinaw with my husband – it is a dream of ours to do together!

    http://pinterest.com/couponsavsarah/pin-to-win-michigan-in-love/

  • Stacy

    http://pinterest.com/borkborkbork/pin-to-win-michigan-in-love/ Pick me,pick me! I have lived here since 1970,married a Michigan boy & raised two kids here. Never had a honeymoon… Macinac Island would be perfect for our 24th wedding anniversary in May.

  • http://pinterest.com/khubba88/pin-to-win-michigan-in-love/ Kristin Hubbard

    Me and my fiance just got engaged this January and was wanting to have our anniversary weekend in Mackinaw, it is a beautiful city! I have not been there since I was young and this would be a trip of a lifetime for us to share! <3

  • http://pinterest.com/asidaway/pin-to-win-michigan-in-love/ Ashley Sidaway

    My Fiancee and I are planning our wedding to be along Lake Michigan. We absolutly love everything about our great state and have promised eachother to never move away. One of our very first trips as a couple was to Mackinaw Island where he showed me where he carved is name in to a cave on the island when he was a kid. At the time he said that he will bring his wife back to carve her name next to his. Well now I need a trip to go back and do this :)

  • Alyse
  • Jenny Dufore

    I would love to go to Mackinac, I’ve never been, and I always hear such lovely things about it. I think the trip would be a wonderful chance to spend quality romantic alone time with someone you love.

  • http://pinterest.com/yahbeckypolly/michigan-in-love-pin-to-win/ Becky Burton

    One of my favorite places! Haven’t been there since I was a kid, but I have always dreamed of going back.

  • http://pinterest.com/jjyingzhang/pin-to-win-michigan-in-love/ jiaying zhang

    Never been to this beautiful romantic island! Hope to be there one day.

  • Katherine Duncan

    http://pinterest.com/kathduncan/pin-to-win-michigan-in-love/
    I Would love to spend a second honeymoon with my husband on this magical island!

  • http://pinterest.com/snoopygohme/pin-to-win-michigan-in-love/ Joe Brekke
  • http://pinterest.com/ljoy9025/pin-to-win-michigan-in-love/ Lydia Theakston

    I would love go with my hubby he has never been and I havent since I was a kid. Pick me :)

  • Amy Gaiski
  • Christy Jackson

    Would love to take my kids here this summer!

  • Kyla
  • Brittany

    Never been to Michigan, but I’d love to visit Mackinac and do some sea kayaking!
    http://pinterest.com/obxtany/michigan-in-love-pin-to-win/

  • http://pinterest.com/trudie55/pin-to-win-michigan-in-love/ Trudie Frick

    I love all things Michigan.

  • http://pinterest.com/trudie55/pin-to-win-michigan-in-love/ Trudie Frick
  • ellen

    http://pinterest.com/eastern1212/pin-to-win-michigan-in-love/
    Thank you for this opportunity. It has been a dream of mine to visit Mackinac Island and stay at THE GRAND HOTEL!

  • http://pinterest.com/lynnawhipple/pin-to-win-michigan-in-love/ Lynn Whipple

    Nothing beats the beauty of northern Michigan in the summer. Would love to visit Mackinac Island, the views over the lake are stunning and there is so much to do!

  • http://www.ovcyoga.com Kristen Porter
  • Kathy Dean

    I can’t think of a more romantic getaway than Mackinac Island, The Grand Hotel and Woods Restaurant! We spent our 20th anniversary on Mackinac Island (wish we could have stayed at The Grand Hotel!!) and had our celebration dinner at Woods Restaurant. Wonderful memories!!
    http://pinterest.com/kathyyoungdean/pin-to-win-michigan-in-love/

  • http://pinterest.com/cataerwin/pin-to-win-michigan-in-love/ Catalina Erwin

    I can’t wait to enjoy a romantic getaway to Mackinac with my husband! Sleeping in, no schedule to follow, and a break from chasing after our 2 young daughters….. It would be fantastic.

  • Lynne Powe

    I have always heard such wonderful stories and seen such fun photos regarding other people’s adventures at the Grand Hotel and on Mackinac Island. We would love to enjoy this magical experience in person. Thank you for the opportunity!

    http://pinterest.com/tedmaxwell/michigan-in-love-pin-to-win/

  • Rachel Zapczynski

    This would make a wonderful romantic weekend getaway for my new hubby and I.

  • http://pinterest.com/bjcmich/michigan-in-love-pin-to-win/ Beverly Carney

    First, Thank you for the opportunity to share photos from this beautiful state! I have explored most of Michigan vacationing with my family but have not had the opportunity to spend a night at the Grandest of the Grand Hotel on Mackinaw Island. We promote Michigan where ever we are and I always had out Free State maps and new travel places to anyone in need. We are once again planning to spend a wonderful summer exploring new places around the state. Michigan has always been home and will continue to be for our children and grandchildren.

  • http://pinterest.com/bjcmich/michigan-in-love-pin-to-win/ Beverly Carney
  • http://pinterest.com/uofmgrad/pin-to-win-michigan-in-love/ Kathleen McMahon

    We would love to win this trip. My husband & I will be celebrating our 20 year anniversary on May 15th this year. This would be a wonderful way to celebrate ♥