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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)

I promise to go to Crave Cupcakes in Calgary with eight of my girlfriends. We would then take about three dozen cupcakes to Steeps tea house and order delicious tea and then we would indulge, talk and have a wonderful girl afternoon without the kiddies or hubbies. Hmmmm sounds lovely :)
February 26 | Unregistered CommenterLanis
A marzipan-covered vanilla cake with raspberry filling from Wuollet Bakery. Or anything from Wuollet Bakery for that matter.
February 26 | Unregistered CommenterPaula
A crack pie at Milk Bar.
February 26 | Unregistered CommenterMaryanne
I would put the money toward a KitchenAId Stand Mixer, the holy mecca of dessert making appliances. I would call it my college graduation present to myself!
February 26 | Unregistered CommenterAmanda (Eating Up)
I would go to Pollman's Bakery in Mobile, AL where Mardi Gras really started ; ) and buy their famous King cakes for my coworkers, family, and friends to celebrate Mardi Gras
February 26 | Unregistered Commentersheila
If I win, I promise I will spend the money on cupcakes for my coworkers; we are teachers at a middle school, and it's the most difficult time of the school year. Cupcakes definitely would be a welcome mood booster.
February 26 | Unregistered CommenterToni
Things I would spend it on: 1. An additional 8" round cake pan, as I only have two and many of the cake recipes in the Baked books call for three. 2. Cupcakes from the new Sprinkles near me. 3. Cookies from Uncle Biff's Killer Cookies. 4. Ingredients to bake more cakes/cookies/cupcakes.
February 26 | Unregistered CommenterLaurel
I would spend it on cookie and cake decorating supplies. I need some things for a spring baby shower dessert table I am doing for my daughter =)
February 27 | Unregistered CommenterBetsy
I would rush to Sugar Mama's Bakeshop in Austin and buy a plethora of cupcakes!!
February 27 | Unregistered CommenterCookie
I'd go to Blake's cupcakery in Green, OH...I'm craving some cupcakes!
February 27 | Unregistered CommenterHolly
I would buy enough Silpats to cover all of my baking trays (2 cookie sheets + 1 jelly-roll pan). We have one and it is FANTASTIC. Seriously the best thing ever.
February 27 | Unregistered CommenterDawn
How Exciting!!! I would definitely spend every penny (and probably more) at Sur La Table on all new gadgets. I heart kitchen gadgets :)
February 27 | Unregistered CommenterSara
i would buy anything tasty, sweet, and VEGAN! :)
February 27 | Unregistered Commentercarrie
I desperately need some baking basics - sheet pans, cupcake pans, a new springform pan - I'd buy the best available and not feel guilty!
February 27 | Unregistered CommenterDeniseMarie
I promise with all the sugar in my heart that i would spend ever single penny of the giftcard at Todd English's restaurant Olives!! His dessert menu is to melt over!!!! check it out and i am sure you will agree :)
http://www.toddenglish.com/menu.php?restaurant_id=1&type=Dessert
February 27 | Unregistered CommenterPalka
oh this would certainly go towards a new kitchenaid stand mixer. my old one is a hot mess and i need to upgrade!
February 27 | Unregistered CommenterKari M
I would spend the gift card on ramekins and a kitchen torch to finally learn how to make creme brulee.
February 28 | Unregistered CommenterJen B
I promise. Not exactly a difficult promise to make, you know? I'd be seriously tempted to buy something at the Zingerman's Bakehouse. But I've been meaning to order something from Gesine. Decisions, decisions.
February 28 | Unregistered CommenterDebbie
I was gonna say that I would spend $50 on cupcakes from sprinkles. Then I decided that I'd get more for my money by buying the sprinkles mix from williams sonoma. Plus I'd get the pleasure of making them. Win-win...win.
February 28 | Unregistered CommenterRyan
I would go to the new Sprinkles location in Chicago!
February 28 | Unregistered CommenterSusan G
i PROMISE! i would buy cupcakes for myself and all of my coworkers!
February 28 | Unregistered CommenterStephanie R.
i would buy cupcakes and cake and french desserts! yum yum!
February 28 | Unregistered CommenterDebbie D.
I would order King Cake from Louisiana for my office buddies here in Arkansas!
February 28 | Unregistered Commenterdeede
I would go to our local cupcake shop here in Xenia OH and buy as many as I could and share them with all the people I work with even the ones on Weight Watchers hehehe
February 28 | Unregistered CommenterDenise
I would take my honey out for the day at The North Market here in Columbus, OH. He is getting ready to leave on a 6 month hike on the Appalachian Trail....so as my treat I would get him ANY treats he wants since he will be living on trail mix, noodles, and beef jerky for a long time! And, boy, do I know what he would get there....Sweet and Salty Popcorn from "Pam's Market Popcorn", a Belgian Waffle smothered in salted Caramel Sauce from "Taste of Belgium", a couple savory scones or croissants from "Omega Artisan Bakery", and a final stop at "Jeni's Ice Cream" for a trio of Bangkok Peanut, Dark Chocolate, and Roxbury Road ice creams...yum!!
February 28 | Unregistered CommenterVirginia
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