Merry December – it’s giveaway time again! I know what you’re thinking. You’re saying to yourself, “The last Spoiled Pretty contest hasn’t even ended yet, and now there’s another giveaway?” The answer is a resounding YES!

It’s the season of giving, and I’m in a munificent mood. Christmas, Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa are coming early for some of you – because I’m showering my readers with fabulous products all month long. Wait. Maybe “showering” isn’t quite accurate – it’s going to be more like an avalanche! I’m so excited about the prizes, I can hardly contain myself!!!

The first giveaway of the month is generously sponsored by SpaFinder. SpaFinder offers the only gift certificate and gift card that can be used toward any spa experience offered at over 4,000 fine spas across the nation and world – from a manicure, massage or beauty treatment at a local day spa, to a luxurious spa vacation. Starting at just $50, SpaFinder gift certificates can be easily ordered at, or by calling 1.888.ALL.SPAS, and arrive in a beautifully wrapped gift box (with optional spa and luxury gifts included). Recipients can log on to to find their ideal spa experience, a major convenience given the thousands of available spas, treatments and options!

For December’s first contest, two winners will receive a $50 SpaFinder Gift Certificate. And because these certificates are redeemable around the world, everyone is eligible! But this time, you’ll have to work for it…

To enter, leave a comment in the comments section below or email me at by 9 pm EST on Thursday, December 6th – and tell me why you deserve to be spoiled pretty by SpaFinder in four sentences or less. On Friday, December 7th, I’ll announce the winners’ names. Please, only one comment per person; duplicate comments will not increase your chances of winning.

Good luck!

29 Comments on Win A $50 SpaFinder Gift Certificate!

  1. angelaandconnor at
    December 3, 2007 at 3:54 PM (11 years ago)

    Oh wow.. How incredible would it be to win that? I have a 7 month old and Im a full time student so I have NO time for myself. What I would do for a massage!!

  2. Kristen
    December 3, 2007 at 6:03 PM (11 years ago)

    Once upon a time, I was spoiled and I was pretty. Now my skin is dull and my pores are huge; my feet are scary and just about every part of my body could use a wax. It would be a much better world for everyone if someone would spoil me pretty.

  3. Bebemiqui
    December 3, 2007 at 6:24 PM (11 years ago)

    I need to be spoiled because my 3 yr old has been crying nonstop for 10 minutes now!

  4. Anna in Seattle
    December 3, 2007 at 6:46 PM (11 years ago)

    Hi Daneen,
    For one, I absolutely love that you wrote your thesis on Rent. That soundtrack is my go-to, “pick-me-up” cd to sing along to in the car; in fact, I have a lip-synch all choreographed (in my head) to “Take me as I am”.

    Secondly, thank you for doing the dirty work and reporting back to us on the thousands of new beauty products out there…my latest fave that I know of only because of your site – The Mix Tape Breakup Mix. So awesome!

    Finally, I used to allot at least two hours of prep time before going out. I rarely left home without at least concealer, foundation, thick black eyeliner and mascara on. Nor would I ever travel without my hot rollers in my carry-on bag. I could easily blow hours wandering around Sephora. Now, with a beautiful new baby, squeezing in a three minute shower is about the extent of my beauty routine. Fortunately because she’s so cute, she makes the trade from curls to a pony-tale all worth it. And while I don’t have time to browse the cosmetics’ counters anymore, I am able to browse your site while nursing Mabel – which is the next best thing. Thank you!

    Did you say four sentences or less? 🙂


  5. Amanda
    December 3, 2007 at 7:07 PM (11 years ago)

    4 sentences or less:

    I deserve to be spoiled pretty because I am a stay at home mom to twin 18 month boys. I have never been to a real spa. I haven’t had a hair cut in 2 years. And finally because my overgrown eye brows and crunch dry feet would LOVE it 🙂


  6. Kimberly B.
    December 3, 2007 at 8:23 PM (11 years ago)

    I deserve to be spoiled pretty because I am a poor, hardworking graduate student living in the frozen north!

  7. nor_lou
    December 3, 2007 at 10:58 PM (11 years ago)

    I am about to celebrate my 10th wedding anniversary and I want to look as good as I did 10 years ago, before two toddlers 🙂

  8. lusciousnis
    December 4, 2007 at 1:51 AM (11 years ago)

    I deserve to be spoiled because(wow- it sounds so selfish to say that, doesn’t it?!) I’m a mom. Moms do the toughest work there is, for the least amount of money. The benefits are pretty good, though. 🙂

  9. Christine
    December 4, 2007 at 6:28 AM (11 years ago)

    Oh, I am in dire need of some pampering. Let me tell you why…

    I have six kiddos, all ages seven and under, with twins thrown in the mix. Only one of them is a girl, and I homeschool them all!

    Oh, and I posted a link to your giveaway HERE. 😉

  10. Elaine
    December 4, 2007 at 4:30 PM (11 years ago)

    Wow, im no Mom, or student….but I work 60+ hours a week and have never ever been to the spa. Or even gotten a manicure/pedicure for that fact.

  11. Tuesday Girl
    December 4, 2007 at 4:42 PM (11 years ago)

    I really would love this! I am six months pregnant and have four year old twins. My husband lost his job last months so no Christmas gifts for us this season (which is OK) but this would be so nice to win.

  12. Kavita
    December 4, 2007 at 6:34 PM (11 years ago)

    i would love to be spoiled this holiday because i am a new graduate nurse, just finishing up 3 months on a new job! i could sure use some relaxation time! thanks


  13. angbrimwil
    December 4, 2007 at 6:53 PM (11 years ago)

    I can’t say that I am more deserving than others, just that I am a mom of two little ones and I don’t get much time to pamper myself… so consider it a gift to all those hard working moms. However wins! Congrats you deserve it!

  14. lev53211
    December 4, 2007 at 7:08 PM (11 years ago)

    great giveaway! i’m 7 months pregnant and haven’t seen past my belly in about a month…i can only imagine what my toes look like…a pedicure is in order!!!

  15. -TNChick-
    December 4, 2007 at 7:58 PM (11 years ago)

    Awesome gift/prize.

    I’d love to win!

    Why? I am a wife and SAHM mom of two. My kids are 10 and 5 and I’ve NEVER had a babysitter for either of them – other than their Dad when I had to run an errand (which is rare as we usually all four go). So, I could use the break.

    Also, I’ve never been to a spa and it sounds heavenly. I’ve only had a manicure ONCE in my life (when my husband was coming home from a deployment). How cool would this be? I’d love it.

    Thanks for the chance.

  16. Bad Sheep
    December 5, 2007 at 3:15 AM (11 years ago)

    What a great giveaway. I do deserve a spa getaway but I think I would give this to my sister who also could use a getaway.

    badsheep13 (at) gmail (dot) com

  17. Mary
    December 5, 2007 at 4:10 AM (11 years ago)

    I need this because I am in such dire need of a wax my husband has taken to callng me “Sasquatch!” I am also a mom of a toddler but I see that card has played alot here already!

  18. windycindy
    December 5, 2007 at 5:09 AM (11 years ago)

    Hello! I am a stay at home mom for 19 years now! My family has come before me most of the time. I also help take care of my 89 year old dad. Caregivers need to be taken care of sometimes, don’t you agree?! Thank you for sponsoring such pampering goodies for us women! Cindi

  19. Ron Miller
    December 5, 2007 at 9:30 AM (11 years ago)

    not for myself, but my wife, working full-time at blockbuster, well she calls it suckbuster. Fact is, they don’t have a chair anywhere outside of the back office, she literally stands 8 hours a day, full time, managing the store. I know she could use some “spoil pretty” time!

  20. jennifer57
    December 5, 2007 at 6:01 PM (11 years ago)

    would love to win…never been to any spa or anything :”(

  21. Krista
    December 5, 2007 at 9:16 PM (11 years ago)

    I deserve to be spoiled pretty because I feel really ugly right now. Ugly all over from being mean and grouchy. My 8 month old baby demands all my time when he’s not sleeping and my husband can’t seem to pick up anything that falls below knee level (dirty underwear, snotty Kleenexes, and socks included). I would really like a manicure for Christmas since I never have 10 minutes to do my own nails at home.

  22. Jenna
    December 5, 2007 at 11:04 PM (11 years ago)

    I don’t believe that I deserve to be spoiled any more than any other woman out there… or person for that matter. In August I moved to the high desert of Alamosa, CO and since that time my skin has been dry and cracked and would love an oil massage. I teach some of the most amazing students in the world but it means that I am on my feet a lot of the time (and up until all hours of the night at their rehearsals and stitching costumes for their plays), so a pedicure would be heavenly. I would love to end this semester being pampered at a spa, and getting the stress of opening night and finals rubbed away.

    Okay, that’s four! 🙂

  23. Stacey Moore
    December 6, 2007 at 12:11 AM (11 years ago)

    HI: I would love to win this for my friend!! We are both teachers but she deals with the students with behavior issues and she has a rough group this year!! She so deserves it!! And, what kind of friend would I be if I didn’t go with her?!?!?!

  24. Doreen
    December 6, 2007 at 1:27 AM (11 years ago)

    Well, I’m a Personal Assistant at a Special Needs School dealing with children everyday who are Autistic, Emotionally Disturbed, handicapped, etc. I love my job and the kids! However, I do find myself so stressed sometimes, my Rosacea flares up and I nearly feel like crying. It’s very draining of any energy you may have. I find myself coming home everyday very tired. It’s the hardest job I’ve ever had in my life. The children are very needy of my attention daily. It would be nice for someone to pamper me. I think I would enjoy a lil break and me time! 😉

  25. Sarah
    December 6, 2007 at 3:24 AM (11 years ago)

    I deserve to be spoiled pretty because my name is MOM. I have 3 children. I am a SAHM. I have 2 children under age2.

    Thanks for the giveaway!!


  26. Debbie
    December 6, 2007 at 12:42 PM (11 years ago)

    I would love to be pampered with this because I am a mother of 5, but 1 teen left at home, a grandmother who helps out alot with the grandkids, an owner of 2 chihuahuas and 1 horse to keep up with and I work outside the home cleaning houses and my hubby is extremely old fashioned, demanding and likes everything done for him, including serving his dinner plate in front of him at the table. This would be the ultimate pamper for sure.

  27. SJ
    December 6, 2007 at 5:56 PM (11 years ago)

    I deserve to be spoiled because I’ve never been to a spa to start! I’m a Mom of 2 boys and I’m always taking care of them first, and I forget about myself. This would be wonderful!

  28. books and shoes
    December 6, 2007 at 8:57 PM (11 years ago)

    I would use this towards a package for both hubby and me. We work hard to take care of our kids and never get to do anything for ourselves.