Lindork’s 12 Days of Christmas Giveaways (2019)

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HO, HO, HO! HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!

I’m so excited to celebrate the season with the return of my annual social media Christmas giveaways! 

Since 2017, I’ve been running December giveaways for new and old followers and visitors of this blog. It’s been a way to thank YOU for following me throughout the year, and also a way to highlight some amazing businesses! They’ve been 24 whopping days of giveaways in the past, but for 2019 I’ve scaled back to 12 Days just because Mike and I are in Mexico and have a few other Alberta travel winter adventures planned this December, I didn’t want to go nuts trying to coordinate 24 giveaways in between all of that too, lol!

Plus, this year’s 12 Days of Christmas Giveaways are primarily travel-themed!! Which, as a topic I’ve been focusing on much more over the last couple years, and a topic I know readers love, I’m thrilled about! 

From December 10-21, 2019, I’ll be announcing a new Christmas giveaway on my blog and social media accounts. Each day I’ll feature a new prize presented by an awesome Alberta business! 

Lindork’s 12 Days of Christmas Giveaways! 

Check this blog post and my social media daily from Dec. 10-21, 2019 to see that day’s giveaway, and to enter for a chance to win! 

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I'm excited to celebrate the season and thank new and old followers in this year's 12 Days of Christmas Giveaways!

How to enter will be the same for all giveaways (except for the final day, which I’ll explain on Dec. 21!)

GIVEAWAY ENTRY INSTRUCTIONS

  • On Twitter:
    • Follow me @lindork and the Twitter account of the business featured that day 
    • Retweet my giveaway tweet 
  • On Instagram:
    • Follow me @lindork and the Instagram account of the business featured that day
    • Tag a friend in the comments of my giveaway post to spread the word! 
  • On Facebook:
    • Like my Lindork – Linda Hoang Page and the Facebook Page of the business featured that day 
    • Tag a friend in the comments of my giveaway post to spread the word! 
  • On this Blog:
    • Leave a blog comment telling me which giveaway prize you’d like to win! 

You can enter to win the giveaways across all four platforms (Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and my blog), but there will only be one winner selected daily, out of all entries received across the platforms. You can (and are encouraged) to enter each day’s giveaway across all platforms to increase your chances of winning! 

Note: When tagging friends in comments, each additional comment counts as an entry.

You also don’t necessarily need to live locally to win, however many of the prizes must be used within Alberta, so it makes a lot of sense if you’re nearby! 

Keep scrolling for giveaway details!

And thank you so much to each of the businesses I’ve partnered with to put on these giveaways!

I can’t wait to tell you more about them, why they’re awesome, and give you a chance to experience their products and services too. And I can’t wait to thank YOU for following along with my travel, food and life adventures, by giving you a chance to win some awesome stuff! this holiday season! I hope you enjoy #AVeryLindorkChristmas (working title lol). 

LINDORK’S 12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS GIVEAWAYS (2019)

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Share Lindork's 12 Days of Christmas Giveaways (2019)! Enter for a chance to win travel and food experiences.

Check back daily Dec. 10 – 21, 2019 to see which prize / business is being featured and what you can win! 

DAY 4 (December 13, 2019)

Day 4 (December 13, 2019): Breakfast or Lunch Each Month for a Year courtesy of Brown Butter Cafe

Details: For the fourth day of A Very Lindork Christmas, I’m excited to highlight the amazing Brown Butter Cafe!!

Brown Butter Cafe Edmonton
The Brown Butter Cafe's signature dish: the Good Morning bunwich with egg, avocado, pickled onions and spicy mayo on a housemade bun.

The Brown Butter Cafe is one of my favourite cafes in Edmonton, run by a husband and wife team who met in NAIT’s Culinary Arts program and eventually decided to open a cafe! They love making food, but also love building community through their cafe. 

The cafe serves some seriously delicious and affordable, Asian-inspired eats (see my previous blog post raving about it!) From their breakfast bunwiches to their delicious rice bowls and amazing drinks, when Brown Butter Cafe first started, they were not open weekends (wanted to ensure the parents/owners could spend time with their newborn baby!)

Now you can visit Brown Butter Cafe Monday through Saturday!! Yay!!

This holiday season, they are taking a part in Monogram (their coffee roaster)’s Giveback Charity Collaboration with Ellen Doty, where a portion of a retail coffee bean bag sold, goes to The Mustard Seed of Calgary and Edmonton. They will have these bags at the Cafe until the end of the year, and hope that anyone looking for a good coffee for home, a gift for a coffee-lover in their lives or anyone who just wants to support the cause will come out and grab a bag from them!

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The most delicious crispy chicken bowl at the Brown Butter Cafe on rice with Asian slaw and sesame.

For Day 4 of my 12 Days of Christmas Giveaways, enter to win a Breakfast or Lunch Each Month for a Year courtesy of Brown Butter Cafe! You essentially get one breakfast or lunch on us once per month for 12 months. 

Approximate Prize Value: $120 ($10 per month)

Website:

Enter to win the Brown Butter Cafe prize package:

Thank you to Brown Butter Cafe for donating this wonderful prize for A Very Lindork Christmas!

DAY 3 (December 12, 2019)

Day 3 (December 12, 2019): A stay + shop + breakfast package to Calgary courtesy of the Sheraton Suites Calgary Eau Claire and The CORE Shopping Centre!

Details: For the third day of A Very Lindork Christmas, I’m excited to highlight Sheraton Suites Calgary Eau Claire and The CORE Shopping Centre.

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Stay at the lovely Sheraton Eau Claire located in beautiful downtown Calgary!

The Sheraton Suites Eau Claire is located in downtown Calgary with direct access to the beautiful Bow River! . This upscale hotel is a short walk from urban centres and landmarks or nature nestled right into the city! Retreat to their all-suite accommodations, where floor-to-ceiling windows provide excellent views of Bow River and Prince’s Island Park. Their restaurant Flower & Wolf newly opened last year, featuring familiar food favourites with international twists, a great cocktail and spirits selection, and live music Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays On weekends, brunch is served right up until 5 p.m.!

The CORE Shopping Centre features over 140 shops and services, located in the heart of downtown Calgary. This season there are daily holiday performances over lunch in front of their 45 ft. Christmas tree and you can get gift wrapping by donation to Making Changes Association.

Note: This package must be redeemed prior to April 30, 2020. You’re welcome to add additional days, meals, and shopping to your getaway however this prize package is specifically for one-night stay, one breakfast for two and a $150 gift card for shopping!

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Win breakfast for two at the Sheraton Eau Claire's Flower & Wolf, then go shopping at The CORE Shopping Centre!

For Day 3 of my 12 Days of Christmas Giveaways, enter to win a one-night stay at Sheraton Suites Calgary Eau Claire Downtown + $150 gift card to The CORE Shopping Centre + Breakfast for 2 

Approximate Prize Value: $500

Websites:

Enter to win the Calgary getaway prize package:

Thank you to Sheraton Suites Calgary Eau Claire and The CORE Shopping Centre for donating this wonderful prize for A Very Lindork Christmas!

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DAY 2 (December 11, 2019)

Day 2 (December 11, 2019): A romantic Jasper, Alberta getaway courtesy of PursuitPyramid Lake Resort and Maligne Canyon Wilderness Kitchen

Details: For the second day of A Very Lindork Christmas, I’m excited to highlight Banff Jasper Collection by Pursuit, Pyramid Lake Resort & Maligne Canyon Wilderness Kitchen! 

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Enter for a chance to win a one-night stay at the stunning Pyramid Lake Resort in Jasper, Alberta!

Banff Jasper Collection by Pursuit brings the Canadian Rockies to life! This awesome tourism and hospitality group has gathered a collection of adventure travel experiences, thoughtfully united by their unique power to inspire and invigorate. Pursuit stands for amazing places, journeying further, collecting memories, life-long learning, honouring place, a natural connection, and local experts. I’ve had the pleasure of working with Pursuit Banff Jasper Collection to highlight their amazing mountain properties before and now I’m thrilled to give you a chance to experience a romantic mountain getaway too! 

This prize is a one-night stay at Pyramid Lake Resort and meal for two at Maligne Canyon Wilderness Kitchen (presented by Pursuit).  

Pyramid Lake Resort is a lovely, chalet-style alpine resort featuring 62 guest rooms—all with a fireplace and views of both Pyramid Lake and the Canadian Rockies. It’s one of the very best spots to explore Jasper! 

Maligne Canyon Wilderness Kitchen is a restaurant Inspired by an iconic natural landmark that’s rich in history! The Maligne Canyon Wilderness Kitchen serves up a smokehouse-flavoured menu seasoned with exploration and adventure—because every adventure deserves a feast. 

Note: you’re welcome to add additional days or meals to your getaway however this prize package is specifically for one-night stay and one meal for two!

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Experience a delicous meal for two at Maligne Lake Wilderness Kitchen in Jasper, Alberta!

For Day 2 of my 12 Days of Christmas Giveaways, enter to win a one-night stay at Pyramid Lake Resort and meal for two at Maligne Canyon Wilderness Kitchen (presented by Pursuit).

Approximate Prize Value: $300

Websites:

Enter to win the Jasper getaway prize package:

Thank you to Pursuit, Pyramid Lake and Maligne Canyon Wilderness Kitchen for donating this wonderful prize for A Very Lindork Christmas!

DAY 1 (December 10, 2019)

Day 1 Giveaway: Holiday Take & Bake Dinner for 6 courtesy of A Cappella Catering

Details: For the first day of A Very Lindork Christmas, I’m excited to highlight A Cappella Catering and its amazing Take & Bake Dinner!

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Enter to win a Holiday Take & Bake from A Cappella Catering!

A Cappella Catering has been Edmonton’s premier event caterer for nearly 30 years. Locally owned and operated, partners Todd Rutter, Kim Mahoney and Mich de Laive continue to grow and evolve the business that currently staffs almost 100 people! Just over two years ago – they took to the streets and launched CURBSIDE Food Truck (it’s REALLY good if you haven’t tried it yet!!) and this year, the A Cappella brand underwent a big makeover! 

This holiday season – A Cappella is giving Edmontonians the gift of time and offering a HOLIDAY TAKE & BAKE PACKAGE – where for as little as $23.95 per guest, you get a full turkey dinner with salad, sides, desert and all the fixins is just a click or phone call away.

I tried this Take & Bake package for Thanksgiving and my family and I were blown away by the quality and portion sizes! You could even just order turkey and some sides if you didn’t want a full meal, just to ease some of the holiday cooking stress, and you can also order it to get the main dinner dishes taken care of, but still add your own favourite sides. It’s a serious time saver, and so affordable! 

The Holiday Take & Bake includes:

  • Assorted Breads Crusty & Whole Wheat Buns
  • Mixed Green Salad (Artisan Greens / Kale / Cabbage / Tomatoes / Carrot / Radish Served with Berry Vinaigrette Dressing OR Parmesan House Dressing)
  • Roasted Vegetables (Tomato / Bell Peppers / Zucchini / Mushroom / Eggplant / Onion / Garlic / Fresh Herbs)
  • Scalloped Potatoes (Garlic / White Wine Cream Sauce / Onion / Russet Potato / Parmesan Cheese)
  • A Cappella Signature Stuffing Assorted Bread / Cranberry / Apple / Onion / Celery / Sage) Roast
  • Turkey (White & Dark Meat) served with Cranberry Sauce & Turkey Gravy
  • Holiday Sweets (Tis’ the season for sweets. An assortment from their seasonal menu, including: Peanut Butter Fudge / Linzer Cookies / Gingerbread Brownies w/ Eggnog Frosting / Nanaimo Mint Bars / Ferrero Rocher / Eggnog Cheesecake / Red Velvet Thumbprint / Twix Bars / Bailey Mousse Tarts / Peppermint Cheesecake / Christmas Chocolate Cake / Turtle Clusters)

You can also add/upgrade the following options:

  • Roast Beef served with Gravy & Horseradish
  • Roast Ham with Maple Glaze
  • Pasta (Spinach Cannelloni Beef or Vegetarian Lasagna) Potatoes (Twice-baked Potatoes or Dauphinoise Gratin Potatoes)
  • Vegetables (Baked Tomatoes, Cabbage Rolls, Ratatouille or Cauliflower au Gratin)
  • Desserts (Apple Cranberry Crisp, Cheesecake or Yule Log (Buche de Noel))

NOTE: If you don’t win this giveaway and still want to order a Take & Bake, use my code LINDORK19 to get a complimentary dessert upgrade to the Apple Cranberry Crisp, Cheesecake, or Yule Log!

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Holiday dinners can be easy and affordable!
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Try A Cappella's Holiday Take & Bake for Christmas!

For Day 1 of my 12 Days of Christmas Giveaways, enter to win a Holiday Take & Bake Dinner for 6 courtesy of A Cappella Catering!

Approximate Prize Value: $150

Website: A Cappella Catering

Enter to win the Holiday Take & Bake Dinner:

Thank you to A Cappella Catering for donating this wonderful prize for A Very Lindork Christmas!

And thank you so much to all the businesses who have donated prizes to help spread the spirit of the season for my 12 Days of Christmas Giveaways! As they get announced, please visit their websites and social media for more information and consider supporting their business, even if you don’t win the giveaway!

Linda

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Note: this blog and my giveaways are not a paid partnership! Businesses donated these prizes for free and I’m sharing these giveaways as a thank you to my followers/readers! 

59 Comments

  • Avatar Leanne b says:

    I am going to order this! Unless of course I win this turkey dinner! Then I’ll have it twice!!

  • Avatar Jackie Bradt says:

    I would love to treat my family to a holiday dinner! I love A Cappella Catering and I know my family will too!

  • Avatar Paula D says:

    I’d love to win this awesome prize for my bestie in Edmonton whom I will not be spending Christmas with, unfortunately. She has recently lost both parents so I know that Christmas is a tough time for her, but it would be amazing to gift her with this most wonderful dinner that she can share with her local pals!

  • Avatar Lauren Wallace says:

    Oh my goodness.. that catering prize of food would be awesome to win.!!!

  • Avatar Lisa says:

    I would love to win any of the giveaways as all would be appreciated so much during this wonderful but stressful time of year thank you for this amazing opportunity and your generosity and kindness

  • Avatar Brian says:

    I’d love to win this because I LOVE FOOD!!!!!

  • Avatar Lyndzee says:

    Because I host and cook dinner for 25 at Christmas and thanksgiving so a delicious catered meal that I could enjoy (and not have to do all the work 🙈) would be just great haha!

  • Avatar Sandra Keating says:

    This would be an amazing gift for my family. How very kind and generous of A Cappella to do this.

  • Avatar Laura Young says:

    This is incredible. I saw your blog post about heat and go before. I almost forgot how easy my holidays will be. Thanks

  • Avatar Amber Smith says:

    I would love to win this scrumptious catered me from A Cappella Catering for my family. Thanks

  • Avatar Jennifer Wilson says:

    I would like to win A Cappella Catering so I can spend more time with the family!

  • Avatar Cheryl Leverette says:

    This would be awesome, you give the best food recommendations Linda!

  • Avatar Cindy Kirby says:

    Would love to try A Cappella Catering this Christmas, then I could relax and enjoy the festivities instead of being stuck in the kitchen.

  • Avatar Adriana Gomez says:

    To help out my MIL!

  • Avatar Micki Baydack says:

    Would love to win this dinner and take away the stress of holiday cooking!!

  • Avatar Lauren R says:

    Truthfully want to win to make myself feel better because I scraped my car badly yesterday (thankfully not against another car but a stationary object 🤦🏻‍♀️) and I now feel like an idiot. Lol

  • Avatar Irene says:

    I would love to win this! This looks so delicious! It would be so nice not to have to cook during the holidays!

  • Avatar Amelia L says:

    Skip the cooking AND still have a delicious meal? I’m in!

  • Avatar Marie McKevitt says:

    Love love this blog! Your posts on Sundre are excellent.
    Thank you for the tips!!

  • Avatar Marie McKevitt says:

    I would absolutely be so thankful to win this beautiful and generous prize! My boys are coming home for Christmas and what an amazing treat it would be.

  • Avatar Jocelyn Nicholson says:

    Such great advertising!! I bet my family would love this!

  • Avatar Bonnie Humphrey says:

    Always hope to win

  • Avatar Siobhan Bonardi says:

    I would love to win the Jasper Getaway!! Being in the mountains is the best!

  • Avatar Brian Furman says:

    Oh, Linda….I *need* that Jasper getaway badly. Breathing fresh air and leaving my stresses for a couple days would do woundrous things for my well being. Plus, I’ve been thinking about buying snowshoes. This is the perfect reason to pull the trigger!

  • Avatar Tammy Lawrence says:

    Merry Christmas!
    My husband, Johnny, has been away for 3 months opening a new business in B.C. A good thing! He’s been working very hard and I’m very proud of him.
    He is only home for Christmas and Boxing Day and is flying in. Meanwhile, I have had no vehicle, making it very hard to get groceries etc. I will have my hubby, 2 grown children and their spouses here for Christmas dinner.
    This package would make life so much easier! Now that it’s cold, lugging a turkey dinner home from the store is brutal.
    Thank you for the opportunity!

  • Avatar Jennifer Y says:

    Amazing and wonderful idea. I love the holiday season

  • Avatar Laura Young says:

    Jasper is such a great getaway. It’s close enough but far from the busy life

  • Avatar Brenden Kunimoto says:

    I’d love to win the Take & Bake to host some holiday cheer!

  • Avatar Brenden Kunimoto says:

    I’d love to win a stay at Pyramid Lake Resort and meal for two at Maligne Canyon Wilderness Kitchen for a great winter vacation.

  • Avatar Cindy Kirby says:

    Would be awesome for a mother/daughter getaway! Thanks for the chance! Love Jasper!

  • Avatar Nneka Alleyne says:

    I would love to win giveaway prize for day 2: the jasper getaway!

  • Avatar Sandra McG says:

    I would love to win the Jasper getaway (day 2) because it looks and sounds wonderful and it would be a nice change of scenery coming from Manitoba….

  • Avatar Misty Lambert says:

    Jasper getaway

  • Avatar David French says:

    The Jasper getaway has peaked my interest! We have been meaning to take our kids to experience the magic of Pyramid Lake but haven’t had the chance yet. Thank you for this opportunity.

  • Avatar Eileen says:

    I’d love to win the Jasper getaway prize because I’ve never been to Jasper!

  • Avatar Tiffany says:

    I would love the getaway to Jasper. Hubby and I have not been on a trip since before our son was born and could use a little getaway!

  • Avatar Lee-Ann J says:

    I would love to win a stay in Jasper. Been a while since I have been there, and could use the beautiful scenery!

  • Avatar Lauren R says:

    Would love a trip to Jasper! A nice getaway would be good for my mental health in the dreary winter.

  • Avatar Kelsey G says:

    I’d love to win a night in Jasper! My boyfriend and I passed through this past summer but couldn’t afford to stay the night in town.

  • Avatar Micki Baydack says:

    The getaway to jasper cause I need a break!!

  • Avatar Irene says:

    I would love to win the one night stay in Jasper & a meal for two! Winter is the perfect time to go & enjoy the mountains.

  • Avatar Sandy says:

    I love traveling! Winning any getaway would be awesome!!

  • Avatar Barb matwie says:

    I would love to win the jasper trip. My fiance’ and I have been together for 20 years. We used to go to Pyramid lake Resort for our anniversary every year and tour Maligne canyon. We haven’t been able to swing it the last couple years and sure miss the routine!. Who knows there could still be a proposal!❤👏

  • Avatar Ghalia Farid says:

    Omg day 2 giveaway is perfect. This year has been hard on me and ever since my accident 3 months ago we haven’t traveled anywhere. We haven’t been able to travel back to our home country this December too which is kinda sad so I think this retreat will be an amazing oppurtunity for me and SO to get out of the house and treat ourself with some fun!
    I have never been to Jasper in winter as well and it’ll be nice to see how Jasper is in winter.

  • Avatar Barb Matwie says:

    So many friends and family in Calgary. This would give us an opportunity to get them all to meet in this amazing room with snacks and beverages! Would love that!!

  • Avatar Eileen says:

    I’d love to enter for the staycation at Sheraton Suites Calgary Eau Claire and The CORE Shopping Centre because it’s been YEARS since I’ve been to Calgary.

  • Avatar Jess says:

    I would love to win day three because I’ve heard a lot of good things about Sheraton Suites Calgary Eau Claire Downtown but I’ve never had the chance to stay there yet! ;)

  • Avatar Debbie S. says:

    I would love to win the third day of a Very Lindork Christmas, the stay in Calgary. It would be an incredible weekend of fun, food and shopping. I would love to spend some time at Sheraton Suites Calgary Eau Claire and The CORE Shopping Centre.

  • Avatar Brenden Kunimoto says:

    We are planning to go to Calgary over the break and this would be awesome to complete it!

  • Avatar Cindy Kirby says:

    The third day of giveaways would be awesome to take a trip to Calgary for an overnight stay. Could celebrate my birthday and enjoy some shopping with my daughter Ruby Anne.

  • Avatar Debbie Wolf says:

    I would love to win the day 3 prize to surprise my husband with a trip to Calgary to see the Panda’s and Penguins at the zoo.

  • Avatar Debbie Wolf says:

    I would like to win day 2 because there is nothing more relaxing than fresh mountain air. I love our mountains but get to visit rarely.

  • Avatar Micki Baydack says:

    I’d love to win a getaway to Calgary to escape

  • Avatar miranda says:

    I’d gift the Sheraton Suites Calgary Eau Claire and The CORE Shopping Centre prize to my parents next time they visit me so they can get some R&R

  • Avatar Jeri Wolf says:

    I’d love to win the getaway to Calgary. I really, really, really want to visit the new library :)

  • Avatar Mica says:

    Would love to win day two’s prize at Pyramid Lake Resort, I drove through the Rocky Mountains this past summer but never got a chance to explore!

  • Avatar Sandy says:

    third day of A Very Lindork Christmas – I love getaways to Calgary. Roadtrips are my jam & I love to check out the gluten free eats while I’m there.

  • Avatar cailey says:

    I would love to win the breakfast or lunch at Brown Butter Cafe!!

  • Avatar Danika says:

    I would love to win the Calgary Sheraton and Shopping spree prize, it’d be a perfect overnight stay for a trip to the mountains, trying new food and buying something special!!

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