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!

  • Nina Van Dop

    My husband were born and raised in Michigan! We moved away for a couple of years, but took the first opportunity to move back as we missed the lakes and 4 seasons!!! There is nothing like a Michigan summer !!!

  • Leslie Schonfeld
  • Tabatha McMillan

    I grew up in Michigan and spent many summers on the enchanting Mackinaw Island. My husband has never been there and I would love for him to experience it’s wonder. My page is and the pins are under pin to win Michigan in love.

  • Claire W.

    I created my board on Pinterest!

  • Dani
  • Claire W.
  • Courtney Satko

    This sounds like a fantastic giveaway! One of my family’s favorite places and much needed as we’re dealing with a recent layoff and cannot afford a vacation this year.


  • Kara Collins

    My husband and I spend our honeymoon on Mackinaw Island and would love to go back!

  • Laura

    I grew up in Michigan and would love to have the opportunity to bring my husband back to the place I love most…Mackinac Island! I love the atmosphere, the horses, the history, and the sites. It’s an amazing place to visit, and I’d love to be able to take a belated honeymoon with him!

  • Virginia McCoskrie
  • Kellie

    I miss Michigan so much, And would love so much to be able to go back since I haven’t been there in over 20 years!!

  • ClaireWhite
  • Kara Collins

    I love Michigan!

  • Corri Clark
  • Tara DenHerder

    My husband and I live in Antrim County with our two young sons (and one more on the way!). We love to camp and enjoy the outdoors but have never taken the boys to Mackinac Island. It would be such a treat to enjoy this vacation as a family!

  • Cathy Burnsed

    I would love take my husband back to Michigan (my home) for our upcoming 20th anniversary!

  • Corri Clark

    Mackinaw Island is one of my very favorite places :)

  • Valerie Gondek

    It’s wonderful that the sponsors gathered together to offer a dream holiday to lucky participants! We are ambassadors if you will, for great products and services from stellar organizations and businesses! In return, we are hoping to be the contest winner! All participants have their own special and worthy reasons for wishing to win such a lovely grand prize. Thank you Pure Michigan, Grand Hotel, Buick, American Airlines and Pinterest!

  • Melissa Kearis
  • Tara DenHerder
  • Kathy Lehman

    We spent our honeymoon in Michigan. Marshall, to Detroit, to Mackinaw, to Traverse City, to stops down the west coast, to Grand Rapids, and back home to Chicago. It was beautiful and romantic.

    Coincidentally, we are actually looking to buy a Verano turbo very soon. :)

  • Jenni

    I love Michigan so much we are getting married there this Fall! Perfect time to see the colors. We visit the northern part of Michigan any chance we get. It’s stunning and I tell all my friends from Chicago and other parts of the US that they have to visit Michigan…who knew we had such beauty just hours away from us in Michigan. :)

  • Ali Herman

    My husband has never been to macinaw Island, would love to be able to take him there. Plus we love Michigan ;)

  • Mellanie Cobb
  • Christina Maki
  • Kate @KateMovingForward

    New Michigan transplant and would love to take my husband to Mackinac for the first time!

  • Mary Adams

    Just entered the contest! Getting married in a week and a half and would love to go back “home” to Michigan for a honeymoon!

  • Jaquelin White

    Great idea for a contest! Can’t wait to see the winner announcement. Thanks for the chance to win a wonderful #puremichigan trip!

  • lori

    This Pin to Win has been really fun – I’m enjoying looking at all the Michigan things on Pinterest…..thanks!

  • Jamie Faas

    This is such a fun contest!! I love Michigan!! =]

  • Mich

    I have always loved Mackinac Island and visiting there on vacation. I would love to sleep at the Grand Hotel just once in my life. #ADreamCometrue

  • Trish A.

    Fell in love with Michigan on a trip a few years ago. Would so love to have a romantic getaway on Mackinac! Celebrated my wedding anniversary this month and we weren’t able to afford to do anything so this trip would be so fantastic!!! Here’s my link:

    I have a “Michigan Dreaming” board too where I post all my inspiration for future visits. :-)

  • Heather Miller

    My husband and I spent our honeymoon in Saint Ignace. We had a wonderful time visiting the island, parasailing by the bridge, visiting Whitefish Point, Tahquamenon Falls, horseback riding, and visiting Oswald’s Bear Ranch. 2 years later, we are expecting our first baby and would just LOVE to win a getaway for our babymoon.

  • amy rhymer
  • Lisa Gagna

    My grandfather and his brothers opened 2 copper mines in the UP. After meeting my husband and traveling to the UP to visit my grandparents he has become very interested in the history of our state and the many beautiful cities in Michigan. I would love to give him a vacation he so desperatly needs right now and Mackinaw Island would just bring him to tears.

  • Tami Klouse

    My husband and I were married in 1998 at Mission Point. We enjoyed ballroom dancing at the Grand Hotel on our wedding night, a beautiful midnight carriage ride, and dinner the following night. We love returning to Mackinaw to relive our fantasy week spent there almost 15 years ago! This would be a great year to return in style! Hope we win!!!!

  • Lisa

    would be an amazing 14 year anniversry

  • Beverly Evans

    Winning this contest would be a wonderful way to celebrate 18 great yrs. of marraige! Thanks Pure Michigan, Buick and American Airlines!

  • Stephanie Lawson

    I have dreamed of a romantic stay with my husband of almost 22 years at Grand Hotel. Everything about Mackinac Island whispers romance and rest.

  • Brenda Lynch

    I grew up in Michigan and left in 1981. I will always call Michigan “home”. What I miss the most are the four seasons, especially the good ole Michigan summer time! Please take me home to the place I belong!

  • Audra Witgen

    my husband i were married almost 33 years ago this Oct. With being young, newly married young couple, we never had a honeymoon.
    Although I grew up in CA, i love living in MI. We have so much to see and do in our state. This past year, we finally made it to the UP and had the joy of taking our grand kids to Mackinaw Island for the 1st time.

  • Audra Witgen
  • Mary Beth

    My husband and I visited Mackinac Island as newlyweds and had a great day exploring the island on foot. We recently revisited 20 years later with our two children and spent the day there as well – so fun and memorable !! Would love to spend the night on the island at some point – maybe our next trip will include a night at the Grand Hotel !!

  • Courtney Kosloski

    I think this is just a cool contest! I had fun doing it :) Most of our vacations are trips to random places in #puremichigan. Born and bred, and happy to raise our kids here! :)


  • Julia Schnute
  • Ashleigh Wilson

    Born and Raised in Northern Michigan now living in Thermopolis Wyoming. I miss Michigan, I miss the smells and the beaches and the colors. I miss taking a vacation every summer just to drive up North to Mackinaw City and take the ferry to the Island. That smell of horse poop and fudge never gets old and no matter how many times I have toured the Island, it never ceases to amaze me.
    This trip would be amazing!! Just to go back home to see the beaches and colors, smell those smells and hear those waves crashing again would be so relaxing.

  • Devi Haria

    Moved to Michigan from Kenya 4 years ago!! Absolutely love it, the season changes, the natural scenery!! #hiker forever!

  • Beth Henninger

    We love love love, the Island and especially the Grand Hotel. We love seeing pictures of the days activities…even in the off season.

  • Kristine Woodland

    I love the Island and the Grand Hotel….have had to move to Texas and so miss my beautiful Michigan……The Island is the only place to relax and sit a spell and take in the view of the lake……OH I sooooo miss you!!!!

  • Katie