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Friday
Feb252011

Where to Go: A Sweet Giveaway For a $50 Amex Gift Card

Photo: Bakery NouveauSo. Recently Where.com offered to donate a $50 Amex Gift Card to one lucky reader on my site for giving their site a plug. (See how I just gave them a plug right there?).

Thanks for the giveaway, WHERE!And this offer got me to thinking about how many delicious baked goods could be purchased with $50, so I agreed--because surely there's got to be someone out there who would be thrilled to have money with which to go buy baked goods, right? Plus, I already have a giveaway going on for the kids--this one is for the grownups!

But here's the thing. To enter to win, you've got to do two things.

First, you've got to promise me that you will use the $50 gift card to buy baked goods or some sort of baking related equipment. You've got to PROMISE ME, and not be lying.

Second, you've got to leave a comment below telling me where you'd spend this gift card, and on what. I'll tell you right now, if I were the winner, I would, right this instant, get my butt over to Bakery Nouveau and buy an entire King Cake, and with any leftover money I'd buy a bunch of smaller pastries and be sure to leave the counter staff a nice tip. Wouldn't that be a sweet way to spend $50? 

How about you--what sweet treat would you buy with $50, care of Where?

This giveaway will close one week from today, on March 4 at 3pm PST.

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Reader Comments (122)

Penzeys Spices! Saffron and Black Salt! So much black salt. It's high in sulfur, so it has a very eggy taste -- something I miss, as a vegan! I wouldn't normally spend the money just to have it around, but man.
February 26 | Unregistered CommenterPaige
I have been dying to buy some silpat non-stick baking mats. It seems like all of the blogs I follow use them- I must be missing out on something great!
February 26 | Unregistered CommenterJess :)
I would love to spend $50 on anything baked as well any baking products!!!
February 26 | Unregistered CommenterJessica
I pinky swear that I would use it on baked goods. My boyfriend's sister's birthday is coming up, I would go and get her as many cupcakes as $50 could buy...or a cheesecake from the Cheesecake Factory and cupcakes. Yum.
February 26 | Unregistered CommenterSara
cross my heart! i would spend it on attachments for my kitchenaid and as many cookbooks as i could get my hands on. : )
February 26 | Unregistered CommenterSam D.
I would so buy my 40th bday cake at one of Philly's special bakery shops that do all the cool cakes that I would love to do. I promise I would buy a really good baked good.
February 26 | Unregistered CommenterLisa in NJ
I would go down to German Village in Columbus and buy macarons from Pistacia Vera and macroons from Jergans(did I spell it right?). I promise that I would spendi it on this or some other baked good if I was not able to get to Columbus.
~thechildcooks
February 26 | Unregistered Commenterthechildcooks
Bakery on Locke would see my $50.00 gift certificate. Lovely little local bakery with the coolest bakers!
February 26 | Unregistered CommenterJan
I know of a very good bakery that sells the most delicious croissants ever, so I'd either splurge on those or put the card towards a Belgian waffle iron.
February 26 | Unregistered CommenterJen
I would go to my local cupcake shop and buy one of every kind they sell! I've always wanted to do that!! :)
February 26 | Unregistered CommenterKelly Santos
I PROMISE to spend it on baking supplies. I'd go to the grocery store and spend an hour in the baking aisle picking one of everything. Then I'd go to the dairy case and spend $15 on butter. Haha. Then this way my husband couldn't give me a hard time for spending our grocery money on baking.
February 26 | Unregistered Commentercandin
I would use the $50.00 to buy more cake decorating and baking supplies. I would have to indulge at layer cake bakery with some french macarons too!
February 26 | Unregistered CommenterWendy
Oooh, I'd get myself some donut pans and a cupcake stand. Any money left would go towards vanilla beans - or more flour!
February 26 | Unregistered CommenterAnna
I would lovelovelove to blow $25 dollars on cupcakes at SweetArt Bakery in St. Louis, MO and then $25 on some delicious French treats at La Bonne Bouche Bakery (also in St. Louis!). Yum!
February 26 | Unregistered Commentersacre_blues
Oh, I not only promise, I pinky swear!!!

I would take that hot little gift card right into Seattle where I would do the Toure de Cupcake in no time at all. With pictures!! I might even make a pitstop at the new High 5 Pie store, because... crust! Can't deny it!
February 26 | Unregistered CommenterAimee Stewart
Well if I won i would have to go to the best cupcake place in chicago which would be a 3 way tie to Crumbs, Sweet Mandy B's, and Molly's cupcakes! I would get cupcakes from all of them! It would be the best day EVER!
February 26 | Unregistered CommenterPaige
I would definitely go to William Sonoma and buy the set of Star Wars baking supplies.I really want a storm trooper spatula!
February 26 | Unregistered CommenterMelissa
I would spend the $50 at Simply Desserts in Fremont. I would probably choose the White Chocolate cake.
February 26 | Unregistered CommenterCarole
I would use the gift card at Whole Foods and buy awesome baking supplies like King Arthur Flours, organic extracts, rose water, organic citrons (key limes! Meyer lemons!), baking cocoa and baking chips! I would have a BLAST!!!! :-)
February 26 | Unregistered CommenterJen H.
I would spend some of the money on an icing tips set so I can get all fancy with my baked goods. Then I'd probably spend the rest of it on cupcakes and danishes. I can't resist that sticky fruity goodness.
February 26 | Unregistered CommenterTeri
I'm always baking & if I baked too much, I give it away. I'd definitely buy baking related products.
February 26 | Unregistered Commenterk1006
I would buy a new mixing bowl for my kitchenaid mixer!
February 26 | Unregistered CommenterCassandra
hmm. i can think of at least three different cupcake shops and a cookie/cake bakery i could hit with that giftcard.

yellow leaf, belltown
trophy
cupcake royale, cap hill
sugar, first hill

and i'd have to share, because i don't think i'd be able to handle that many baked goods on my own :P
February 26 | Unregistered Commenterlyra.cole
I solemnly swear that I would only use this go to every pie place in Seattle and check out what each has to offer in the way of my favorite dessert, apple pie. And of course I'd bring a friend or two in order to help judge other pies.
February 26 | Unregistered CommenterJoanna
I promise that this card would go toward bakery trouble. Most likely I would put it toward the mini pie maker by Breveille, but it might be better spent on a bunch of odds and ends for baking madness from Crate and Barrel. Fun!
February 26 | Unregistered CommenterNoreen
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