Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Back To School Giveaway: Win a $50 spa gift card



Today, I had the sad realization that summer was gone and I hadn't gotten myself a single pedicure (cue the mournful violin music). I didn't get one last summer, either. I am already pretty low-maintenance about beauty stuff; I don't require regular manis, highlights or blowouts. I barely have the patience to sit through a haircut. I don't even like massages (I know, that's weird). But I used to go for regular pedicures come June; it made me happy to look down and see pink polish peeking out of my sandals. I think it's clear, from my untrimmed head to my undone toes, that I need to spend a little more time on me.

Meanwhile, I'm happy to play beauty fairy and give away three $50 spa gift cards, because I'll bet a lot of you don't have much time for pampering, either. They come to you courtesy of Spa Week, which kicks off on the West Coast and in Chicago this week and will be coming to the East Coast, Midwest and Toronto the week of October 11th. Spas around the country offer massages, facials and other services at the discounted price of fifty bucks.

The gift cards, which don't expire, are good at lots of places around the country; to see which spas in your area accept them, type in your zip code at the Spa Week site. Whether or not you win, you can get a $50 treatment; check out which spas are participating.

To enter to win a gift card, leave a comment below telling me which beauty treatments you most adore getting. Me: pedi (duh), and European facials in which someone squeezes my pores silly.

Bonus entries:
Like Spa Week on Facebook.
Subscribe to the Love That Max feed; you can do that here or another way, and leave a comment saying how you subscribed.
Tweet about this giveaway and leave the link below. Here's a tweet: #Giveaway: Win a $50 spa gift card courtesy of @LoveThatMax and @SpaWeek, expires 9/22, http://tinyurl.com/2cf55ad
Follow this blog on Blogger.
Like Love That Max on Facebook
Blog about this giveaway, and leave the URL below.
Come to my house and babysit so I can go get a pedicure. Kid-ding!

This giveaway is open until Wednesday September 22 10:00 EST, and is for U.S. residents. I'll randomly pick three winners, announce them here and send out e-mail alerts. Note, please leave your email if it is not visible on your blog.

Now, enjoy this video on the perils of getting naked!


Update: The winners of the $50 spa gift cards are Jana Weaver (who will surely be getting a massage), Shellycox (ditto) and nhnoblitt (who's going to run, not walk, to get a pedicure). Happy pampering, ladies!

75 comments:

  1. Hi there! I love pedis but have never had a facial....might like them too!!

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  2. Oh boy, where to start? I most enjoy getting massages, but I'll also go for a manicure or a haircut. Actually, pretty much anything where I sit back and get pampered would be nice :-P

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  3. Would have to be a lovely massage for me. Thanks!

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  4. someday you should have a giveaway that is specifically for NON-US residents because it's kind of not fair. Especially because as I read, I had already decided that if I won, I was going to give the gift card to a special friend of yours out of the goodness of my heart (and fine, for her birthday!) But now i'll have to spend actual money on her birthday. Thanks!

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  5. And PS, my fave spa treatment is the FREE kind. I love a massage but most often get pedis because its a nice treatment thats like a goody bag at a party- you get the pretty toes to take away. But when we were in Borneo and massages were like $3 for an hour, we got lots and lots and they were AWESEOME!

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  6. My favorite would have to be a massage. I've never had a professional one (yet!) but I know that would make my month.

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  7. Liked Spa Week and Love That Max on FB, following on blogger, and Tweeted @SiobhanWolf :D

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  8. My favorite spa treatment for enjoyment purposes is a massage - for beauty purposes it's a facial/mini-peel. I could really use both right about now!

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  9. Tweeted! http://twitter.com/TravelMamas/status/24635264340

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  10. Always the pedicures; manis never last long enough when you're a therapist washing hands vigorously between each home visit. And a facial helps keep me looking younger despite the stress . . . :) lesliejane@gmail.com

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  11. I love a massage and I've been wanting a pedicure!
    annemolino at hotmail dot com

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  12. tweet http://twitter.com/amolino/status/24640223736

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  13. I Like Love That Max on Facebook

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  14. I love a massage most, but am more likley to get a pedicure - they are great value and last for ages, while a manicure is destroyed preparing one meal.

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  15. i need a facial so baD! so relaxing too

    drea8685 at yahoo dot com

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  16. liked spaweek on fb
    andrea dimario
    drea8685 at yahoo dot com

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  17. liked love that max on facebook
    andrea dimario
    drea8685 at yahoo dot com

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  18. pedi, definitely!

    momofabc at nycap.rr.com

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  19. Hands down it's a deep tissue massage! I love wraps and massages together. That's my personal heaven if you threw in a margarita and some chocolate. :)
    --Brandy
    fosterbrandy(at)msn(dot)com

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  20. Follow you on blogger
    --Brandy
    fosterbrandy(at)msn(dot)com

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  21. I'd be smitten with a facial. I'm lucky if I even wash my face each night! Thanks for the awesome giveaway.

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  22. Follow you on facebook
    --Brandy
    fosterbrandy(at)msn(dot)com

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  23. I didn't get a pedi this summer either. This would make up for it! I love pedi nd mani and hair cut and new hair styles... havne't had money to get them! :P
    wendyfonseca508@comcast.net

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  24. Me, me, pick me!! My favorite would definitely be a massage, the longer the better. I used to get one once a year for my birthday or anniversary but someow it didn't happen this past year. Running after 3 little ones and shlepping them and all their gear around can def. take its toll on my back. Massages are great for all that tension...I could go on and on, but I'll stop for now :)
    rachelncohen at gmail

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  25. You already know I follow you on blogger

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  26. I'm with you -- facial with PAINFUL EXTRACTIONS! BLISS! If it doesn't hurt a little, I refuse to believe it does any good. I am a masochist and I love it.

    ( Pedis -- without hurting -- come in second.)

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  27. love pedicures...im a distance runner, so my "me" time goes to that instead getting out for pedicures. but that's all the more reason i need to. have you ever seen a runner with pretty feet? mine are a mess :)

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  28. yay - Great giveaway! I love getting a facial done.

    becky dot fesler @gmail.com

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  29. I follow & RT via twitter: @sueberryfes

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  30. I haven't ever had any other thing than mani/pedi... I'm with you on needing to take more/better care of myself. But it seems we have our hands full with all the 'taking care of' that we can muster, huh?

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  31. I like getting anything done which will give me an opportunity to get away from life and the kids for a bit... I especially like any type of massage, but if I can plan a quick escape, I would probably even walk on a bed of nails....

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  32. OMG...what I wouldn't do for a massage! Carrying around a 2 year old sized body with 4 month old muscle tone can really wear a body down!!!

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  33. One more try for following you on google reader...

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  34. and one more for liking you on facebook!

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  35. Definitely a pedi! They are so amazing! :)

    hawaiismn(at)gmail(dot)com

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  36. I used to be a pedi girl, too, but now I feel too guilty to spend the money. Or too afraid to tell my husband I spent the money ... ha! Thanks for a great givewaway! I also liked the spa week on FB.

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  37. I'm a blog follower.

    hawaiismn(at)gmail(dot)com

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  38. I love spa pedicures with extra foot massage time. :) And my toenails could use the TLC right now!

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  39. I am a facial girl myself.

    (Just stumbled across your blog as it was a hard day with my ASD son and just needed to be encouraged. Thank you.)

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  40. I love massages. :) Pedis are fun too but I only get one every few years.

    kristisdeals1 at yahoo dot com

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  41. Love massage, facial, mani & pedi! Love love love!!!

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  42. i'd love a pedi and a facial
    nannypanpan at sbcglobal.net

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  43. I subscribe to LTM via Google Reader

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  44. I love getting pedis and facials! My skin seems to glow afterwards!
    jaime_890 at hotmail dot com

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  45. I 'like' spa week on facebook!
    jaime_890 at hotmail dot com

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  46. I subscribe via rss feed!
    jaime_890 at hotmail dot com

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  47. tweeted: http://twitter.com/perk0130/status/24909214771
    jaime_890 at hotmail dot com

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  48. I blogged: http://enteringgiveaways.blogspot.com/2010/09/win-50-spa-week-gift-card.html
    jaime_890 at hotmail dot com

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  49. I follow on blogger!
    jaime_890 at hotmail dot com

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  50. I like a good deep tissue massage....ahhh

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  51. Subscribed to the Love That Max feed

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  52. http://twitter.com/Shelliclickedit/status/24943565425

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  53. This is a great idea!
    Pedicures are my favorite- my feet always get so callused!

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  54. http://twitter.com/Shelliclickedit/status/25001755487

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  55. http://twitter.com/Shelliclickedit/status/25194735778

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  56. I am a mani/pedi girl! For a big splurge a facial is great as well.

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  57. I tweeted. http://twitter.com/SewIntoEwe/status/25241095294

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Thanks for sharing!