12/09/16 11:32am

Festive night nyc

We’re giving away a very merry December in NYC, including:

  • A pair of tickets to see the Radio City Christmas Spectacular (worth $150)
  • Two VIP tickets to ice skating at Rockefeller Center (worth $300 because you get to skip the lines, enter through the heated VIP igloo and get cookies and hot cocoa too!)
  • Dinner for two at French bistro Bagatelle NY in the Meatpacking District, with wine pairings (worth $200)

Get caught up in the magic of skating beneath a 94-foot-tall lit up tree, seeing an iconic show at Radio City, and sitting down to a fancy French meal—for free! You can choose to spread out the fun over time instead of packing it all into this month, but why not go for it all now?


11/11/16 10:50am
You'll get to taste what it's like to have a 200-year-old smokehouse on site.

Where else can you taste the effects of a 200-year-old smokehouse?

A lot of you have been looking into Canadian and Costa Rican property. We get it. But we have a much easier escape for you.

We’re giving away a gift-filled weekend for two at the new boutique Hudson Valley hotel, Hasbrouck House.

That’s two nights upstate at a gorgeously appointed inn where nightly bonfires are a thing, and there are miles of walking and biking trails to get out into the woods and clear your mind.

You’ll also enjoy a $100 credit toward dinner at their in-house restaurant, Butterfield, where the farm-to-fork menu pays homage to original Hudson Valley cuisine, sourcing only from local farms and orchards.

Plus, you’ll get perks including a three-month subscription of reBloom sleep drinks, a $200 credit to Jaf Gifts and a $200 credit to Jars by Dani!

While you’re visiting, be sure to explore Kingston, NY, too, and all of its artistic, revitalized charms–it’s just a 20-minute ride away.

Enter to win your weekend upstate!

08/19/16 8:32am


The lead-up to Labor Day always makes us feel as though we need to do every last, fun thing before September. But it’s not as if this supremely pleasant weather is going away. We have another full season of beautiful weekends ahead, one of which could be spent cruising the New York harbor in a tall ship, with a Bronx Brewery beer in hand.

Enter now for a chance to win a sweet afternoon aboard the Clipper City with 3 of your friends during one of their craft beer cruises Sunday, Sept. 11. You’ll get cheese, charcuterie and tastings of 5 different Bronx Brewery ales and lagers as you sail around lower Manhattan in a 158-foot-long sailboat, the largest of its kind in New York. You can even help the crew raise the sails!

07/08/16 6:53am


If you live in Brooklyn, then you already know Brooklyn Brewery through their beers on tap around the city, the events they host at their tasting room, and (of course) the neighborhood Immersions they help us produce. But for all the cities where they’re not the hometown brewery, they’ve created the MASH, an immersive event that brings good beer, food and music to cities around the U.S. and Europe every summer. The next stop is in Philly, and we’re sending one lucky winner and a guest to get in on the fun.

The grand prize includes an all-access MASH pass–which means starting Thursday, August 25, you’ll have four days to explore Philly and enjoy a beer-paired dinner, a night of live music, a tricked out venue that hosts a beer festival called Beer Mansion, and an Immersion-like tour. We’ve also lined up hotel accommodations at the Kimpton Hotel Monaco Philadelphia, tickets there and back on Amtrak, plus a dinner for two courtesy of Spotluck.

The all-access passes aren’t for sale to the public–you can only get one if you win. Enter now and we’ll notify the winner by July 28, plenty of time to add an awesome weekend in Philly to your summer calendar.

06/13/16 12:42pm

This Steak Lover Gift Box from Hamlet Meats would make one dad very happy, but you can also enter to win these grass-fed, dry-aged, antibiotic and hormone-free steaks, plus lots of fixings for yourself. The gift box is valued at $184.99 and Hamlet Meats includes the following in each:

  • 2 Rib-eye, Sirloin, or Porterhouse Steaks
  • 2 Filet Mignon Steaks
  • 1 Jones Of Boerum Hill Workwear Apron
  • 1 Armstrong’s All Natural Butcher Block Wax
  • 1 Greenpoint Trading Co. T-Bone Spice Rub
  • 1 Hamlet Meats Thermometer

Enter your email in the form below (or right here) and we’ll notify the winner by 5pm tomorrow.

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05/13/16 1:00pm

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As you map out your summer concert calendar, make room for the Montreal Jazz Fest. We’re giving away a trip for two to the festival, whose lineup includes jazz greats like Wynton Marsalis and Chick Correa and fun surprises like Kool and the Gang, Cat Power and Rufus Wainwright.

You really can’t beat the location, either, so even if you are going for the music, you should also make time for dinners at killer restaurants like Joe Beef, shopping the farmers and flea markets, and exploring the waterfront by BIXI (their version of Citi Bike).

Together with media partners like Daily Pnut, Newser and more, we’re giving one lucky winner two Gold Jazz fest packages, which includes two nights at the Hyatt; two Jazz fest passes that let you pick a concert of your choice in the three main festival venues; and $600 toward travel, which you can use for the hour-and-a-half flights, a scenic train ride or a border-crossing road trip.

We’ll notify the winner at the end of May. Enter here for a chance at a fabulous summer weekend getaway.

01/15/16 12:24pm

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Break up the long gray of winter with a foodie weekend in February, on us. We’ve teamed up with some great partners to treat one lucky reader to a pair of tickets to the NYC Winter Wine Festival on Feb. 6. We’ll whisk you to and from the festival in an Uber and take you out to dinner at Lincoln Square Steak. And, you’ll get a six-month subscription to the Jamesport Vineyards Wine Club, so you’ll start each month, through the summer, with a couple of bottles to enjoy. Enter now.

11/06/15 9:37am

Bet this isn’t what came to mind when you heard the word, “barn.” Photo: The Barn at Copake Lake

We love New York. Love it. Especially this time of the year. But to truly appreciate this city, you have to leave it from time to time. And boy have we lined up a great way to refresh, recharge and explore the Hudson Valley. We have not one, but two getaway packages that are, no kidding, so good.


10/29/15 2:49pm


It’s the busiest time of the year in New York City and as those mellow summer vibes start to fade to distant memories of beach days and long weekends, it’s all too easy to run yourself ragged. Keep that summer glow with this energizing wellness package. From an indoor cycling experience that will revolutionize your workout routine, to deliciously healthy dining while you’re out and about and at home, plus a smoothie delivery service–breakfast, handled–and a customized nutrition program designed just for you, this package will help you live your best life starting now. Enter now!

10/23/15 10:27am


There’s a certain freedom that goes along with freelancing or starting your own company–you get to be the boss. You work the hours you want to, take on the projects that excite you. The flip side though, is that well, you’re the boss. You have to be self-directed at all times and good at everything from social media and networking to bookkeeping and tax prep, on top of doing whatever it is that you love, be it writing and reporting, coding or design.

That’s why we’re so excited to offer this amazing prize package to a lucky independent worker out there–a little help can go a long way when you’re trying to get ahead. If you’ve been thinking about taking the plunge and striking out on your own, maybe this is the leg-up you need to get started.

Grand Prize

  • Six-month membership at Cowork.rs, a sweet new co-working space in Gowanus
  • $500 gift certificate to Poppin, a New York-based design company that makes office supplies and furniture that are actually aesthetically pleasing
  • A class with Live in the Grey, a community that helps you figure out how to love what you do
  • A ticket to Indie Media Camp on Nov. 4, our annual conference designed to connect and cultivate independent voices in media (if you’re on the fence, go ahead and claim your space, they’re limited and we’ll refund you if you’re the winner!)

Two second place winners will each receive a three-month co-working membership.

Enter now to win!

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