Shop Local Giveaway, Pick Your Prize


Friday, December 3rd, 2010 — 9:49am PDT
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It’s the season of giving and my inbox is full of generous prize donations for my readers this month. Two in particular that caught my eye were both from female business owners who operate shops in Vancouver.

Kube Computers
Kube Computers is a boutique computer store that specializes in stylish laptop bags and non-intimidating computer repairs and upgrades. Open since 2006, they have recently moved to 16th avenue at Main Street. They are offering up three laptop cases aimed at the fashion-forward and practical woman who doesn’t want to carry her computer around in a big black rectangle of a bag.

Kube Computers

Prize: (Left to Right) Elsapel is a line of bags designed by Portland based Ellington Designs. This laptop bag sits laptops up to 15.4″ and has a vertical design (value $79). The Danica large bag in Dandelion features two compartments with a secured sleeve for your laptop up to 15.4″. The front compartment is divided with holders for your smart phone and books (value $56). The Danica slim bag in Dandelion has one padded compartment and can hold a laptop up to 15.4″ (value $46). Danica bags are designed locally, in Vancouver.

My Little Green Shop
My Little Green Shop is an eco-boutique complete with backpacks, journals, coloured pencils, toys for tots, gifts for mom, and apparel all available online.

My Little Green Shop

Prize: A $50 gift card to spend on everything from organic clothing, kid and environmentally safe bath products, eco-friendly school supplies, toys, raingear, essentials for mom, and more are all available in the e-boutique. There will be free shipping within the city of Vancouver as well.

Crave Vancouver
The latest Crave Vancouver book is now in stores featuring over 150 businesses, services, and shops founded by entrepreneurial women in the area. Crave Vancouver is a part of the global Crave network focusing on promoting and supporting businesses women in over a dozen cities.

Crave Vancouver Book

Prize: The Crave book. “Crave Vancouver is a celebration of women entrepreneurs that showcases some of the most creative, interesting, and gutsy proprietors throughout our city.”

For the contest I will have 3 laptop bag winners, 1 gift card winner, and 1 book winner. To enter, please leave a comment stating which prize you would like to take home (it can be one, two or all three). The laptop winners can pick up their prizes in-store, the gift card winner has the convenience of shopping online, and I will send the book out to the Crave Vancouver winner.

I will draw all five names at random (based on their stated prize entry) on December 9th.

Update Thank you for entering this contest. As a small business owner myself, I really appreciate all of the support my readers have shown these businesses. The prize winners are: Ceci (Danica slim laptop bag), Ryan (Danica 15.4 laptop bag), anne marie slater (Elsapel laptop bag), Brenda (Crave book), and Michelle (gift card for My Little Green Shop). Congratulations!

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167 comments

  1. Josh says:

    I would love to win the gift card to buy something for my nieces!!! πŸ™‚

  2. Karen says:

    Ooooh, those laptop bags are gorgeous!

    Thanks for the head’s up about the change in location!

  3. Alv says:

    The gift card or laptop bag would be handy.

  4. lisa says:

    im liking the laptop bags; as of current im stuffing my comp in my backpack…not working well

  5. Tracey Flattes says:

    I would like to win the gift card so I can shop for my daughter…

  6. Helena says:

    That book looks great – me please!

  7. Emily says:

    Laptop bag or book, please! And thanks for spreading the word about local, women-owned shops.

  8. Amy E says:

    I would love to win the My little Green Shop gift card, because I have the sweetest little niece and I would love to be able to get her a super cute Christmas Gift!! She is the apple of my eye and their stuff looks so sweet!!!

    I do really love all three laptop bags too though!!! All these prizes are amazing!

  9. A.J. says:

    Who wouldn’t want all three prizes? Sign me up!

  10. Sheila says:

    What fabulous laptop bags! Yes please.

  11. Rachel says:

    The laptop bags look awesome!

  12. Angela says:

    I would like the laptop bag! thanks πŸ˜€

  13. bekki says:

    I would love to have the laptop bag!

  14. Sandra says:

    I would love to win either the “My Little Green Shop” gift card or the Crave Vancouver book. Thank you so much!

  15. dorcas says:

    I would love the giftcard as I know plenty of litte ones who would love it too. =)

  16. Angela says:

    I would love to win the gift card to shop for my 1 yeard old nephew! I would really like the book as well!!!

  17. Jessica says:

    I would love to win a laptop bag. the designs all look great and what a good way to lug my laptop around ubc for classses.

  18. Dee says:

    I’d love the laptop bag and the Crave book.

  19. Chris says:

    One of those laptop bags would be sweet!

  20. Gladys says:

    I’d love to enter for all three, please — awesome prizes!

  21. Tricia says:

    Love the laptop bags! Gorgeous πŸ™‚

  22. Anne says:

    a bag would be sweet

  23. Ceci says:

    I love the laptop bags!! Would love to win one of those!

  24. Marline says:

    I would love to win one of the funky-styled laptop bags!

  25. Holly says:

    Kube Laptop Bag would be awesome…but the other prizes are pretty amazing too!

  26. Christine says:

    I would love the Crave book! Please and thanks.

  27. Grace says:

    I would love to have a laptop bag for the new macbook my son bought me! πŸ™‚

  28. jean says:

    The laptop bag or gift card would be a great holiday treat!

  29. Ian says:

    Laptop bags for my girlfriend please!!

  30. Alan says:

    I would love the gift card if I win. πŸ™‚

  31. Dana says:

    Either the gift card or a laptop bag would be fantastic! Thanks so much for offering these great prizes!

  32. Sanaz says:

    I would love the laptop bag, my old laptop bag is just plain fugly!

  33. Sita says:

    My little green shop gift card πŸ™‚

  34. Richie says:

    I’d love the green shop gift card for my wife!

  35. Sunny says:

    the green shop has neat stuff, i’d love to win the gift card.

  36. Chelsea says:

    I would love to win the green shop gift card to get something for my 2 year old daughter, Holly!

  37. Jen says:

    The gift card from My Little Green Shop would be great so I can buy my niece some Christmas presents πŸ™‚

  38. Jeremy says:

    I would love either the Kube laptop bag or the gift card from My Little Green Shop!

  39. Blessy says:

    Winning the laptop bag would be a great gift to give for my friend. The gift card would allow me to buy more presents! :D!!!!

  40. Jen says:

    The Kube laptop prize would also be wonderful, I love that shop!

  41. Marina says:

    ooo, I’d love one of those laptop bags!

  42. Melanie McEwen says:

    I would love the My Little Green Shop Gift card!

  43. Michelle says:

    Love the laptop bags!!!!

  44. Michelle Williamson says:

    Of course I’d love all three, but I like the Danica the best!

  45. Those laptop bags have “I’m swanky – read my blog!” all over them.

  46. Alice Wong says:

    Kube laptop bag or the My Little Green Shop gift Card!

  47. tracy says:

    My Little Green Shop’s gift card ! They have beautiful stuff don’t they !

  48. Jeff says:

    I’d like to take home the book personally. It’ll give me some ideas for a website I’m currently building.

  49. Sara says:

    I would love to win either the Ò€œMy Little Green ShopÒ€ gift card or the laptop bag. Such pretty things!

  50. Lindsay says:

    I would love to win the My Little Green Shop gift card… but I’d be happy to win any of these prizes!!!

  51. Jessica R.F says:

    I would love to win the My Little Green Shop gift card, so I can surprise my friend with great gifts for her young son:)

  52. stephanie says:

    I would love the lap top bags or the my little green shop gift card. It would be great to give as gifts at this time of year. THanks

  53. Cynthia says:

    I would love to win the gift card! Love that shop. πŸ™‚

  54. Renn says:

    The laptop bags are gorgeous! Would love to show it off in class πŸ™‚

  55. Meaghan says:

    Gift card please!!

  56. Steven says:

    Laptop bags for me…which will be my wife’s!!! please please please!

  57. Janet says:

    I love all 3 prizes! The laptop bag would be my fav!

  58. Tracy says:

    Any of the three prizes would be great for me!

  59. maria says:

    I would be happy with any of the prizes!

  60. Linda says:

    “big black rectangle of a bag” is exactly what I have right now and would love a change. And the book is such a clever idea. That’s what I’d like… but hey! I could easily spend a gift card too. πŸ™‚

  61. Brenda says:

    I’d love to win the gift card or the Crave book!

  62. May says:

    Oooh! Such beautiful, hip laptop carriers! I’d love to win a bag, and get rid of my boring, blah, black one. Or the gift card would also be fab!

  63. Amy says:

    The book or the laptop bag!! Wow! Those look GREAT!!

  64. stefanie says:

    I would love to win the latest Crave publication, so I could give it as a Christmas gift to a friend that is new to Vancouver!!! πŸ˜€

  65. Steph :) says:

    I would love to win the gift card as my new niece or nephew is due soon!

  66. Mel J says:

    I’d like the gift card from My Little Green Shop for my baby nephew πŸ™‚ but the laptop bag is great for me too πŸ™‚

  67. Lindsay says:

    Could use a trendy laptop bag!

  68. Ed says:

    I would like to win a laptop bag.

  69. Linda says:

    I’m always on the lookout for eco-friendly products and like to try different brands. I’d love the gift card πŸ™‚

  70. Bons says:

    I would love to win a laptop bag!

  71. Yasuko says:

    Hi Miss 604, I’m expecting my baby in January!
    I would love to win the gift card of My Little Green Shop πŸ™‚

  72. Lindsay says:

    Would love the giftcard as Im going to be an auntie x2 soon

  73. Chris says:

    organic toys sound awesome!

  74. lindawwww says:

    I would love to win the Crave book so I can shop, shop, shop.

  75. BJ says:

    The giftcard for the Little Green Shop would let me surprise my girlfriend who has recently become a new mom! And the Kube computers laptop bag would definitely help to keep my laptop safe during commutes to school!

  76. Alisa says:

    The My Little Green Shop prize would be great for buying my kids a gift!

  77. Winnie says:

    I would love to win a designer laptop bag!

  78. Mehgan says:

    I would love to win the Danica Large Bag with the Dandelions:-)

  79. Vanessa says:

    All three of course! There are many people I can think of who would benefit from those gifts.

  80. jules says:

    I’m a student and would love the laptop bag to replace my gross BCIT one.

    I also have a two-year-old niece that the gift card would be perfect for.

    I have the CRAVE book already and love it.

    Cheers!

  81. Melissa says:

    The gift card would be a great way for me to spread the word of My Little Green Shop – and green giving in general!

    The laptop bags are also beautiful, and as a graphic design student, one would be a perfect Christmas gift for myself!!

  82. Lauren says:

    Love to win the laptop bag for my mama!

  83. brianne sheppard says:

    I would love the gift card! Thanks!!!!

  84. Taylor Loren says:

    a laptop bag would be great!

  85. Rob Masson says:

    I would love to win either the laptop bag or the book. I know my wife would adore them!

  86. Tiffany R W says:

    the book would be awesome!

  87. jeff pierce says:

    the gift card would help out with xmas shopping….thx for the opportunity.

  88. MaryBeth I says:

    My DH is from the Pacific NW so we go out every 2 – 3 years. Went twice this year and do not anticipate going back soon. I LOVE the Danica laptop bags but picking up in person is not an option. I am a greenie so also love “The Little Green Shop” – the items are very cute. Pls count me in for that πŸ™‚

  89. tania says:

    The gift card would be my choice!

  90. Robert says:

    Would love that gift card for some help holiday shopping!

  91. Amy says:

    I would love to win both!!

  92. Teresa K says:

    Laptop carrier

  93. Kathleen Delorme says:

    Hi I love all the prizes you have to offer and I would be excited to receive any of them. I particularly like the items from My Little Green Shop as I have purchased items from them and they are of great quality plus have more sensitivity in respecting our Earth Mother. The second item I feel drawn to is the Crave Book as it inspires me to start my own enterprise, being a Mom and woman interested in self-sustaining, small business entrepreneurship. This book would give me alot of ideas and “push” to get my own business going, which is a fantastic way to start the year! Finally, I love the LapTop Computer Bag as it would make a wonderful gift for a couple of family members this Christmas! Thanks , and I look forward to WINNING!! πŸ˜€

  94. Maryanne says:

    Would love to get a laptop bag. So pretty!

  95. Lori says:

    Laptop back would be wonderful, but the book looks great too!

  96. Lori says:

    Uh, that would be a laptop BAG…..

  97. Kelly says:

    The Gift Card or The Crave Book would be pretty awesome seeing as i dont have a laptop so the bag i wont really need.

  98. SixBalloons says:

    The Crave Book and the organic clothing gift certificate would be great!

  99. Elaine says:

    I would love a laptop bag!

  100. Jewels says:

    Rebecca you have such a great variety of contests! It’s fabulous!

    As for my choice, any of them…I totally need a laptop bag, my girlfriend is preggers so something cute from an eco friendly boutique would be a good gift and i always like a good read πŸ™‚

    Love your site.

  101. Michelle says:

    Would love the book or gift card. My beautiful daughter puts up with listening to me singing all day so it would be great to spoil her a bit with the gift card….and the book well – it’s always great to read about great women in your own hometown!

  102. ruby says:

    I would love to win the laptop bag as I am in dire needs of one. The giftcard would be awesome too so I could do some shopping for my niece & nephew.

  103. Raia says:

    Love the laptop bags. Designed and sold locally, does it get any better?

  104. Lisa says:

    Would love one of those fabulous laptop bags.

  105. Brenda says:

    My Little Green Shop! Gifts for all my friends cute babies!!!

  106. rino says:

    My Little Green Shop sounds great.

  107. Meghan says:

    Any of the 3 prizes would be great! My Mom could use a laptop bag, I could use the giftcard on my newphew of friend’s little ones and I could def use the book myself!

  108. Meghan says:

    Any of the 3 prizes would be great! My Mom could use a laptop bag, I could use the giftcard on my newphew or friend’s little ones and I could def use the book myself!

  109. Caroline says:

    Enter me for all three please …they’re all great!

  110. Would love to win the Elsapel laptop bag!

  111. Meghan says:

    Would love the giftcard!

  112. catherine says:

    I would love to win a laptop bag, thanks for offering the contest!

  113. kelsey says:

    All 3 prizes would be nice!!

  114. mona says:

    I would like the crave computer bag! Thanks

  115. mona says:

    I mean the Kube computer bag, thanks!

  116. Marissa says:

    I would love to win the Crave Vancouver book. I have a Crave Seattle book already but would love to add this one to my collection.

  117. Belinda says:

    I would love to win the laptop bag.

  118. Su says:

    Please enter me in the laptop bag and giftcard contest. Thanks

  119. Lucretia says:

    Would love the book as am recently returned to Vancouver from time abroad and need tips! Also the gift card to buy thank-yous for the children in the family that are so kindly putting me up on my return.

  120. Addie says:

    I would love to win a laptop bag, they’re gorgeous.

  121. Ashley Weathered says:

    I would definitely love to win laptop or gift card

  122. Isadora says:

    love to win a laptop or the gift card

  123. Joshua Rabbitskin says:

    Love to win the laptop bag or gift card

  124. li lian says:

    I would love to win Any of the 3 prizes!

    I would love to win the laptop bag for school, my niece would want everything from My Little Green Shop and my sister would love love love the book

  125. Dilara says:

    Those laptop bags are adorable! I’d love to win a bag or the Crave book. Thanks for running another awesome contest!

  126. Amy says:

    I just bought the crave book soooo the Gift Card would buy some great things for some little ones I know and my laptop would love one of those bags!!! Another great contest!

  127. Daisy says:

    I would love to win the Crave book. I’ve been a fan of Crave since their early days.

  128. Katrina says:

    The Danica slim bag in Dandelion is adorable! And just what I’ve been looking for!

  129. tracy says:

    stylish laptop bags are definitely a yes! for me

  130. gloomybb says:

    I’d love to enter for all three please! Thanks!!!

  131. I would love the laptop bag present for my daughter. x

  132. A L says:

    I would *LOVE* the gift card! Thanks for holding this contest.

  133. Lia says:

    Loving the laptop bags! It’d be so much more comfortable than lugging my laptop around in my backpack!

  134. Kelli says:

    The gift card would make Christmas shopping for my nieces MUCH easier!

  135. Abigail says:

    Wow all these items would make great gifts this year!!

  136. Ann says:

    Would love the baby stuff!

  137. Kathy says:

    I would like to win the book or the bag, but would happily take the gift card, too. All would be good!

  138. Mary says:

    All three are great gifts but my first choice would be the bag.

  139. Christine McDonald says:

    I have just started a new job, my first in 8 years so I would love to win the laptop bag. My job centres around entrepreneurs so winning the Crave book would be an added bonus to.
    Thanks for these great prizes.

  140. Erin says:

    I’d love gift card to treat myself but would love any of the others too.

  141. Kris says:

    I would love to win one of the laptop bags!

  142. LarissaH says:

    I have a few friends with new babies, so the gift card would come in extremely handy this xmas!

  143. Ryan says:

    My wife has been asking for a new laptop bag for months – I’d love one of these!

  144. Alex says:

    I would like the gift card to buy something for my 2 sons!

  145. Anne says:

    I’d love to win one of those gorgeous laptop bags!

  146. Emma says:

    I’d love the Elsapel laptop bag!

  147. Nicole says:

    I would love to win anything since all the prizes are amazing! so toss my hat into the draw for all the items!!! =)

  148. Jenn says:

    I’d love to *win* just one lap top bag please. Thanks!

  149. Iz says:

    Oooh a nice fashionable laptop would be really nice to carry around! So would be the gift card with cute stationery for school! πŸ™‚

  150. Ooooh… those are nice laptop bags! I’d LOVE one πŸ˜€

  151. Jeanie says:

    I like the Danica large bag.

  152. Kan says:

    I would love any of the prizes!

  153. DeeAnn says:

    Wow, so cool! I love shopping local!

  154. Xing says:

    The gift card would be nice!

  155. lin says:

    the laptop bags are beautiful, and who can say no to a gift card! great contest!!

  156. Ennie says:

    I would like all three. =P

  157. E. Tang says:

    Laptop bag please!

  158. deeds says:

    i’d LOVE a new laptop bag πŸ™‚

  159. jen says:

    The laptop bag and crave book sound great. thanks.

  160. Areta says:

    I would love any of the prizes!

  161. Megan says:

    I love all three! πŸ™‚

  162. May C says:

    I would love to get a laptop bag because I just bought a laptop and have been looking for the right bag to fit all my things in there. Or, I would appreciate the Crave Vancouver book – so many inspiring women I need to get to know!

  163. Yasmine says:

    Ooooh, yummy! The Elsapel Dandelion laptop bag and Crave book sounds FAB!!
    Thx a bunch!

  164. Yasmine says:

    The Elsapel Dandelion laptop bag and Crave book sounds FAB!! Thx a bunch!

  165. Kathy says:

    I would want to get all three items (laptop case, gift card and book) and give them aways as gifts to well-deserving people on my list.

  166. Tessa says:

    The laptop bags would make a great gift

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