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!

  • Eric Schultz
  • Meg Quine

    It has been so long since I’ve visited Mackinac Island! I would love to win and who knows maybe even get married on the island during the stay :)

  • Josh Littell

    Entering from New York. Would love to take my wife on this trip

  • Gwen Fannon

    I am in LOVE with Michigan and Mackinac Island! I would love the chance to spend this special time with my amazing hard working husband!! Thanks for this great contest!! So fun;)

  • Gwen Fannon

    I am in LOVE with Michigan and Mackinac Island! I would love the chance to spend this special time with my amazing hard working husband!! Thanks for this great contest!! So fun;)

  • Tiffany Selvidge

    I’m new to Pinterest so hopefully I did this right. :) My husband and I love Mackinaw and Mackinac Island. We have never been lucky enough yet to stay at the Grand Hotel. My parents have though and can’t say enough great things about it. I love the feel of Mackinac Island. It’s a true step back in time.

  • Tiffany Selvidge
  • Kristen Washington
  • Tracy Miller

    I worked for a summer on the island and love exploring it by bike with my husband every few years. We’ve never been to the Grand though! That would be wonderful!

  • Donna Armstrong

    We would love to visit Mackinac Island.

  • Julia Randolph

    I would love to go back ‘Somewhere in Time’ at the Grand Hotel on Mackinaw Island!!! How wonderful that would be… :)

  • Julia Randolph

    I am sending a second comment and putting my Pinterest link on this page as well just in case… :)

    After 21 years of marriage, we would love to spend some wonderful, serene quality time at the Grand Hotel on Mackinaw Island. I have the perfect ‘Victorian’ styled dress to wear to dinner there…and just slip ‘back into time!’

  • Julia Randolph

    MackinaC Island…on both comments! It has been awhile since I spelled Mackinac… and I am of French descent, ha.

  • Jennifer Wilson

    I grew spending my summers at mackinaw island and I would love to share my love it with my hubby. It’s been a stressful year so far and enjoying the beauty of Michigan would be a great turnaround.

  • Shelby White

    Beautiful pictures! Would love to visit Michigan!

  • Steve Vos

    I’d have a heart attack if I won, but that would make my life….

  • Deborah Jane Anderson

    Mackinac Island is one of the most romantic and relaxing places in the world. Being there is like going back in time, and I don’t just mean like in the movie “Somewhere in Time,” either. I first visited Mackinac Island when I was on a school trip at age 8, stayed overnight at the Grand Hotel when I was 11 and have been back many times as an adult.

    I’m a “Yooper” gal who now lives in Virginia, but MY heart is (and always will be) in Michigan. I’m totally in love with Mackinac Island and that’s because I’m totally in love with Michigan, because Michigan’s Upper Peninsula is my HOME! I mean, who couldn’t help but to fall in love the island and the hotel that helped make it famous?

    Being on Mackinac Island AND staying at the Grand Hotel, are experiences everyone should have. It’s a “PURE MICHIGAN” experience to be sure, and it best represents the “MICHIGAN IN LOVE” theme. My husband and I have been married only a short time, we’ve never had a honeymoon, and he hasn’t yet been to Mackinac Island, so winning this contest would be a honeymoon dream come true! <3

  • Alison Grau

    I grew up in Michigan, and currently live in Colorado. I’m a Michigander at heart and especially miss the Great Lakes! I would love to stay at the historical and beautiful Grand Hotel with my husband! We thought about having our wedding on Mackinac Island this past August. Such a romantic place!

  • Sarah Godfrey
  • Sarah Vigiletti

    I’ve never been to Mackinaw Island, so this would be awesome! :o)

  • heather miller
  • Lyla

    This would be so much fun! We watched the episode on Dirty Jobs and put it on our list of places to see! –

  • Stephenie Sutton
    What a lovely tip in a lovely state!

  • Sherry Scarpaci

    My boyfriend and I stayed at the Grand Hotel in The Royal Suite. in September 2011. We loved the history and the charm of Mackinac Island and the Grand Hotel. Everything about our stay, from the weather to the accommodations was perfect. For us, it truly was a romantic getaway as well as a dream vacation. We can’t wait to go back.

  • Janet Schultz

    Nothing better than to see the sailboats cross the finish line on Mackinaw Island.

  • Marie

    It’s been so long since we’ve been to Mackinaw…and I’ve never crossed the bridge! I’d take my Buick Regal and enjoy the drive – Thanks to Buick and American Airlines! We could celebrate our 24th wedding anniversary in style.

  • Justin
  • Erin Koontz
  • Amber Van Karsen

    Thank you for this wonderful contest!

  • Lauren L.
  • Lorrie Wolfgang

    Michigan is a great place to live. So many beautiful places to see and things to do. Whether you like outdoor activities, shopping, or playing…there is something for everyone to do in Michigan.

  • Febra Johnson

    Mackinac Island looks so charming! Hope to be able to visit soon.

  • Veronica Myers
  • Connie Ward

    I’d love to win this contest! My husband and I spent our honeymoon on Mackinac Island 20 years ago this June. Going back to your beautiful and romantic island would be a great way to celebrate our anniversary!

  • Sean Morrison

    Woooo hooooo !!!! Michigan just simply is Beautiful. Its a must come place too see. Love this stATE #puremichigan

  • Jan Warner
  • Jan Warner

    Love Michigan and Michigan products! Mackinac Island is so much fun too!

  • Marie Muckey

    I grew up in Petoskey, so our family would take many trips to Mackinaw. We’d hop on the Sheplers Mackinaw Island ferry and enjoy the day relaxing on the island, biking and going for rides in the horse drawn carriages, but my favorite part was getting Murdock’s fudge. I haven’t been there in years, since I moved away about 5 years ago, and I miss the beauty of Michigan everyday, can’t wait to get back to #puremichigan Thanks for the chance to get back to my roots.

  • Patrice Perry
  • Sally Ann Smith-Hooks

    “There are SO many “Romantic get a way places”, in “ OUR” great state of Michigan!! Where else in the US could a couple, experience such a wonderful variety of things to do in every season? WELL, take a look at my page, and then the only Question left to ponder is “OMGosh honey, where and when can we go”???!!

  • Sally Ann Smith-Hooks

    “There are SO many “Romantic get a way places, in “ OUR” great state of Michigan!! Where else in the US could a couple, experience such a wonderful variety of things to do in every season? Thank you for this wonderful opportunity for a lucky couple a “romantic get a way”.

  • Katie Rinke

    Great idea–had fun pinning Michigan love!

  • Kristy Stecker

    I love living and vacationing in Michigan. The Grand Hotel is one of many treasures our great state has to offer. Michigan is a great place to get away!

  • Lauren Baker

    Would love to win!! I’ve heard Mackinac Island is a beautiful place to visit.

  • Raquel Gillis

    I want to get married here. I love the island and hotel. Simply beautiful!

  • LAUREN It would be fun to stay in that hotel and see all the sights.

  • Raquel Gillis I want to get married here. I love The island and hotel. Simply beautiful <3

  • Sarah Sischo

    Would LOVE to win. Getting married there 6.29.13!!

  • Kathryn Boase

    Love Michigan- Mackinac Island is my favorite place and most peaceful place to relax.

  • Angela H

    Would LOVE to win! What a great prize! #puremichigan