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!

  • Tera Pfortmiller

    My fiancee proposed on my first trip to Mackinac Island. It certainly is magical and will always have a special place in my heart! We would love to visit again!

  • Kathy Greene

    Haven’t been to the island in years and then it was by sailing and didn’t have much money. Have always wanted to stay at the Grand Hotel and this would be a great way to do it! Would love to win and share this trip with my special guy.

  • Pamela Miller

    I would LOVE to win this trip! My husband and I will be celebrating our 20th anniversary May 29th and even though we’ve both lived in Michigan our entire lives (with the exception of 5 yrs) we’ve never been to Mackinac Island! We’re from Marquette and now live downstate so we drive past it about once a month and would love to spend a wonderful weekend there!

  • Sarah McKenna
  • Andrew Gordon
  • Kim Hancock

    Mackinac Island is simply beautiful and the Grand Hotel a truly unique Michigan Landmark.

  • Patti Thompson
  • Patti Thompson

    It will be our 20th anniversary this year and I have loved learning about the Grand Hotel ever since I saw “Somewhere In Time”. I put this trip on our bucket list and hope to come this year.

  • Callie Curtis

    My husband and I got married on the beach of Lake Michigan last June, winning this trip would be the best way to celebrate our FIRST year of marriage in the same fashion we entered it, the Pure Michigan way.

  • Amanda F

    I would love to win this trip to Mackinaw Island. I got engaged the first time I went to Mackinaw Island for a quick day trip and I would LOVE to go back and be able to spend more time on the island. I have grown up all my life in Michigan. I work in Detroit, go up north to Port Austin every summer and I’m getting married in Grand Rapids. I love Pure Michigan.

    Please check out my Pinterest board!

  • Amy Strauss

    We honeymooned on the Island 25 years ago and it has always been a dream of mine to be able to go back for a big anniversary like our 25th (this August) and stay at the Grand Hotel! I have a black and white picture of my grandparents sitting on the porch of the Grand back in the 1940′s! Of course they are dressed to the nines!! The Island is one of my favorite places on earth!

  • Dawn Wiedenfeld

    We got engaged on the porch of the Grand Hotel last year. It would be a dream come true to return for our honeymoon!

  • Micah Rowe
  • Erin Fritz

    Hope I did this right! Oh I so hope we win! We could really use a getaway after having three kiddos :)

  • Lisabeth Curnow

    Mackinac Island should be on everyone’s bucket list –
    I worked for many years at the Grand Hotel…I have fond memories

  • Kelly Gargus

    I would love to win the trip! It has been so long since I visited Mackinac Island and my husband has never been there!

    My link is:

  • Aimee Sergent

    I grew up in the Straights area, and miss it so much! We took the kids to Mackinac Island last summer for a day, but it wasn’t nearly long enough.

  • Stephanie Schacher

    Mackinac Island is my dream vacation, there really is no place quite like it anywhere else in the world. It is the epitome of classic romance! What a fun way to capture that, thanks, Pure Michigan!

  • Catherine
  • Sandy Smith

    I have really been thinking about Macinknaw Island alot lately. My granddaughter visited for the first time a couple of months ago. When
    she posted pictures of her visit it just brought back my desire to visit there. I have dreamed about it for over 40 years. i think it’s about time, and winning the contest would just be wonderful.

  • Katelyn West

    Looking for a weekend in one of my favorite places! I visited here when I was in school. Would love for my husband to experience Mackinac Island!

  • Diane Bracher

    I have been trying to get up to the U.P. in the winter for the past 5 years. I lived in Houghton for 2 years when I was in my 20′s. Winters up there aint for sissies!! <3

  • Sarah Service

    I would love a chance to stay in the Grand Hotel and to share the magic of Mackinac Island with my New Yorker boyfriend!

  • Chelsey Harding

    Love Pure Michigan! Would love to win this trip and gift it to my parents who will celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary and due to unexpected health concerns will not be able to afford to take a celebratory trip like they deserve!

  • Ami Fischer
  • Natalie

    I adore Mackinac Island. I haven’t been there in 10 years and I would love to show my husband who has never been!

  • Kristina Fitch

    This would be the perfect destination wedding! Yes, Please!
    Fingers crossed:)

  • Tanya Bailey Stewart

    I love Michigan and have been trying to get back to to see the island! But either way it was fun to make this board :)

  • Brian Hommes

    My wife and I spend out honeymoon on the island, unfortunately we couldn’t afford to stay at the Grand Hotel for our honeymoon and we would love to go back to for another stay. My wife had a stem cell transplant 8 1/2 years ago for MDS and I would love to be able to bring her back to the island to celebrate her remission by winning this trip! She definitely deserves it after all she has been through!

  • Audrey Griswold
    I would love to win this prize for my husband and I. We have been together since 1999 and married since 2004. When we got married we really did not get a honeymoon so this would be the perfect get-a-way for the two of us. He will be so surprised if we win <3.

  • Liana Carter

    Would love to spend our wedding anniversary in Mackinac this year!

  • Sarah Blackburn

    There is no place better to have a romantic getaway than Mackinac Island and The Grand! I started visiting Mackinac as a child and have been going back ever since. My husband and I married almost two years ago and never got the chance to go on a honeymoon. This would be a perfect way to celebrate our anniversary!

  • Kimberly Pawlowski

    This would be the BEST 21st anniversary present…

  • Kimberly Pawlowski
    This would be the best 21st anniversary present…

  • Micky Malmborg

    Love Mackinac Island. One of the most beautiful places to visit in the entire country. Love that there are no cars allowed on the island; makes everything more peaceful and simple.

  • Katie Hather

    This would be so awesome! My hubs and I had our engagement pics taken on the island and used a photo of the Mighty Mac on our wedding invitations!

  • Lindsey McMillan

    I grew up in Michigan and Mackinaw is one of my favorite places. Would love to win a trip for my husband and I to return to one of the most beautiful places ever!

  • Beth

    Love Michigan

  • *chriss*

    I would love <3 to win this contest, but just going to Mackinac isn't really getting the entire experience…I LOVE <3 <3 Munising…the Pictured Rocks, Manistee, Lake of the Clouds, Christmas, and Paradise!!! I hope someone else wins so that they get a taste of the experience, and they want more! Our state is so beautiful…there's always something to remember…..

  • Alison Tuma

    My fiance proposed to me on Belle Isle in Detroit and we’ve traveled all over the state together through the years. I’ve never visited Mackinac Island and have always wanted to go!

  • Ronda

    How beautiful and peaceful….

  • Heather

    I love visiting the lakeshore, Mackinac Island, or going to visit other cities. My boyfriend and I have talked about getting married on the island, like my mother did last fall. It would be awesome to win a trip and get away for awhile!!

  • Alison Tuma
  • Amanda Robards

    Great idea for a contest! It’s would be the vacation of a lifetime, my boyfriend has never been to mackinaw or the UP for that matter!

  • Amanda Wininger

    My husband and I spend all of our time traveling through this beautiful state. We have plans to see all the lighthouses in Michigan and we already have been to 20. This trip would be incredible for us to continue showing off our Michigan tattoos to places we’ve never been before.

  • Debra Marcy Collins

    We are getting married in Michigan next fall. This would make a wonderful honeymoon.

  • Craig Gauss

    Visiting Michigan has been a part of my life since I was born, I had to extend that and got engaged on our trip in 2011 :)

  • Rachel Werner
    Mackinac Island is one of my favorite places in Michigan, and I have memories there from all stages of my life. I have never been able to visit the Grand Hotel, though, and would love to add that to my memory bank! This would be a wonderful anniversary trip to take with my husband.

  • Melissa Buot-Favazza

    I would like to win this trip…not because I’m wanting a “romantic trip” but as a tribute to my mom who passed away 2 weeks ago with pancreatic cancer. This kind of trip would have been perfect for her, she loved the water, and she liked to travel. I was my mom’s primary care giver since she got sick back in September 2012 as well as my for my dad who is paralyzed from a stroke in 2005. I was with my mom throughout her illness and wishing I was able to spend more time with her doing nothing and watching the sights in Mackinac Island. She would’ve loved the tradition of the island, no motor vehicles and just plain peaceful. The other reason would be for me to have some respite as a caregiver. Taking care of both parents, especially with one who recently passed has been a struggle. The challenge of keeping myself emotionally stable is more than I can handle at this time. I’m wanting to take time for myself and my aunt (my mom’s sister) who was here with me during all the difficult times. Both us would love to spend sometime resting and celebrating my mom’s life and her memories at such a grand place.

  • Lisa Plotts

    I absolutely LOVE My Michigan! Born and raised here, met my husband here, and raising our beautiful boys here. I would love love love this vacation!!