28 Days of Love Giveaway

28 Days of Love Tampa

Welcome to 28 Days of Love Giveaway 2021!

Why celebrate Valentine’s Day on just one day, when you can celebrate it every day in February? Tampa Bay Date Night Guide’s annual giveaway extravaganza is back this year with the return of our 28 Days of Love Giveaway.

Every other day in February, a different winner will score one of the spectacular prizes below. With 13 drawings, you’ve got 13 opportunities to win a spectacular date experience for you and your sweetie!

Questions? Email [email protected] for more info.

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There are TWO ways to enter (Hint: You’ll get multiple entries if you enter both ways):


Enter via Email

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Enter via Instagram

Starting Monday, February 1, we’ll post the following day’s prize on Instagram. To enter:

  • Follow @tampadatenightguide on Instagram
  • Like that day’s prize post
  • Leave a comment that says “Pick Me” to receive an entry for that day’s prize
  • For an extra (optional) entry on that day’s prize, mention a friend (in another comment)

Instagram entries are only valid for that specific day – so be sure to repeat these Instagram instructions for each day you want Instagram entries. By the way, this giveaway is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Instagram. Your entry indicates your acknowledgment of a complete release of Instagram.


Drawings will occur every other day beginning Tuesday, February 2, and we’ll contact the winner through email or direct message. There are no substitutions of prizes – you get what you get and you don’t complain! Official rules are at the bottom of this page. All email entries are automatically added to our newsletter email list.


**LIST OF PRIZES**

Tuesday, February 2, 2021

WINNER: Nicole Simmons (2/1/2021 9:24:35 pm)

Four Drive-Thru Safari passes, Giraffe Feeding Encounter and Gator Park admission at Wild Florida. (Value: $136)
Wild Florida is proud to be the World’s Only Airboat Tour, Gator Park & Drive-thru Safari Adventure! Drive your own car through the 2-mile Safari Park to see 100+ exotic animals and native Florida wildlife. Then, hand-feed beautiful giraffes from the feeding platform and explore the gator park with hundreds of native and exotic animals you can get up close and personal with. wildfloridairboats.com/drive-thru-safari-park.

Thursday, February 4, 2021

WINNER: Katherine Evans (1/29/2021 12:52:00)

“TT & Chill” Date Night in a Box from Tampa Theatre! (Value: $99)
The box includes a personalized, framed Love in Lights keepsake print; premium dried pasta from Alessi and a jar of sauce from neighborhood partner Bavaro’s; sweet treats from our newest downtown neighbor, Peterbrooke Chocolatier; a Mystery Bottle of wine (valued at $10-$100); a shareable bag of Tampa Theatre’s famous popcorn; a link to stream Leona, a romantic new feature from the Tampa Theatre Virtual Cinema program; and some Valentine’s Day goodies to set the mood. Must be picked up curbside under the Tampa Theatre marquee between 11:00am and 1:00pm Feb. 13 or 14. tampatheatre.org/virtual-valentines

Saturday, February 6, 2021

WINNER: Michelle Osei (2/1/2021 21:38:00)

$100 gift card to Bulla Gastrobar to indulge in Bulla’s tantalizing creations inspired by Spain’s tapas scene. (Value: $100).
Bulla Gastrobar in Tampa has recently unveiled its new winter menu! With the same Spanish flair that Bulla fans have come to love, the new menu items that we have introduced include: Cream of Butternut Squash, Braised Brisket Caldoso, Natillas, Parillada de Verduras, Spiced Old Fashioned and Rose Sangria. bullagastrobar.com/locations/tampa

Monday, February 8, 2021

WINNER: Tom Rumpf (2/2/2021 7:57:00)

Two (2) pairs of tickets to The Office! A Murder Mystery Parody: Who Is The Scranton Strangler? on February 23, 2021 at 8pm. (Value: $196)
Team up with the World’s Best Boss and several of your favorite characters from TV’s THE OFFICE for The Office! A Murder Mystery Parody: Who Is The Scranton Strangler?, a one of a kind, all-new interactive and immersive parody walking tour starting at the Bilheimer Capitol Theatre and taking you through Downtown Clearwater’s Cleveland District to solve the case of The Scranton Strangler! rutheckerdhall.com/event/office-murder-mystery

Wednesday, February 10, 2021

WINNER: Shy Hirji (2/3/2021 18:58:00)

ABC Fine Wine & Spirits gift basket full of wine and goodies (Value: $100). abcfws.com

Friday, February 12, 2021

WINNER: Jessica Yeh (2/2/2021 5:40:00)

Dinner for 2 including a bottle of wine at Bianchi’s Enoteca in South Tampa. (Value: $100) bianchis.square.site

Sunday, February 14, 2021

WINNER: Lauren Whittaker (2/13/2021 3:31:44)

3 day 2 night stay at Plantation on Crystal River, a Scenic River Cruise for 2 and 1 round of Golf for 2 (Value: $700). plantationoncrystalriver.com

Tuesday, February 16, 2021

WINNER: Armando Orozco (1/29/2021 15:19:00)

Luxury Curated Picnic Experience for two (Value: $285).
Picnic includes: Customized picnic setting, Pillows, Rugs and Blankets, 2 Mini Champagne bottles and a Gourmet Grazing Box provided by @morsidamore. www.thecuratedpicnic.com

Thursday, February 18, 2021

WINNER: Nancy Chan (2/4/2021 21:48:00)

One-night stay at the new Aloft and Element Hotel in Midtown Tampa plus dinner for two at Sal Y Mar (Value: $300, inclusive of room and dinner).
The winning couple will receive a 1-night stay for two at the all-new dual-branded Aloft and Element Hotel located in Midtown Tampa. The stay also includes dinner for (2) at their stylish new rooftop bar, Sal Y Mar taking in 360-degree views of the Tampa, Westshore, and St. Petersburg skylines.

Saturday, February 20, 2021

WINNER: Stacy (2/19/2021 10:30:45)

One night stay at The Karol Hotel and a dinner for two at Vantage Rooftop Bar (Value $300).
Centrally located in beautiful Feather Sound between Clearwater, St. Pete and Tampa, The Karol is the perfect backdrop for wonderful things to come. The new boutique hotel features 123 guest rooms and suites dressed in a rich and pleasing palette of white marble, tawny beige, gray, and bold accents of clear Florida sky blue carpet with an abstracted feather motif. From our vantage point, The Karol Hotel’s rooftop bar is like none other in the area. Sipping cocktails in climate-controlled comfort, guests can enjoy light bites 12 stories high, while taking in stunning views of downtown Tampa and more. thekarolhotel.com

Monday, February 22, 2021

WINNER: Danielle Houston (2/18/2021 21:20:00)

Dinner For Two and a $50 Shopping Voucher at Ole Red Orlando (Value: $100+).
Dinner voucher is good for an appetizer OR dessert, two Entrees and two non-alcoholic beverages. *Does not include tax, gratuity or alcohol. olered.com/orlando

Friday, February 26, 2021

Love is on the Horizon TradeWinds Island Resorts Getaway on St. Pete Beach (Value: $840).
The winning couple will receive a 3 day, 2 night romantic retreat for two in a tropical hotel room at TradeWinds Island Resorts overlooking Florida’s sparkling west coast. The stay starts with (2) complimentary welcome cocktails and continues with an array of amenities that are sure to leave hearts in their eyes. Cushioned beach cabanas, award-winning dining, ample activities and more await. Visit JustLetGo.com for more information.

Sunday, February 28, 2021

Two-night stay at the Orlando World Center Marriott (Value:$700).
Stay includes the resort fee, which comes with a $20 daily dining credit and an additional $50 hotel credit to be used for dining or resort activities. worldcentermarriott.com

28 Days of Love Official Rules

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN, NOR WILL A PURCHASE IMPROVE ONE’S CHANCES OF WINNING.

Participation in the Tampa Bay Date Night Guide’s 28 Days of Love contest (the “Contest”) constitutes contestant’s full and unconditional agreement to, and acceptance of, these Official Rules. The Contest is intended for play in Florida only and is void where prohibited. Do not participate if you are not eligible and located in Florida at the time of entry. The Contest area (“Contest Area”) consists of the following Florida counties: Hillsborough, Pinellas, Pasco, Polk, and Hernando. Void outside Contest Area and where prohibited.

  1. Eligibility: Contestant must be a legal US resident, residing in the Contest Area and at least 18 years old as of the Contest start date. Employees of Tampa Bay Date Night Guide (“Sponsor”), and individual prize providers, and of their respective parents, subsidiaries, and affiliated companies, and of any other entities associated with the Contest (collectively with the Sponsor, the “Promotion Parties”), and the members of those individuals’ immediate families (defined as spouse, parents, siblings or children and their respective spouses) and households, are not eligible to enter or win. The term “household” includes all persons residing together in a single residence, whether or not related. Winning a prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein.
  2. Entry Period: The Contest is a series of 14 drawings that will occur February 2 through February 28, 2021. The entry period for the Contest begins on January 29, 2021 at or around 2 pm. ET and ends on February 28, 2021 at or around 11:59 p.m. ET (the “Entry Period”). The Contest will be divided into 14 separate drawings taking place every other day in February. The entry window for each day’s drawing begins with the beginning of the Entry Period and will end on at or around 11:59 pm ET on that day. For instance, the Entry Period for the February 2, 2021 drawing begins January 29, 2021 and ends at 11:59 p.m. ET on February 1, 2021, and for the next drawing on February 4, 2021, the entry period ends at 11:59 p.m. ET on February 3, 2021. Each subsequent day, that day’s Entry Period will end at 11:59 p.m. ET on that day.
  3. How to Enter:

Email Entry Method:  To enter via email (“Email Entry”), go to tampabaydatenightguide.com/valentines-giveaway and follow the instructions to submit your email address.  Submitting your email address will enter you in all daily drawings where the daily entry period has not already occurred.  For example, if you enter your email address as instructed at noon on February 3, 2021, you will be entered in each daily drawing starting with the February 4, 2021 drawing and continuing each day through the February 28, 2021 drawing.  Duplicate email addresses will be discarded and you will not improve your likelihood of winning by entering the same email address more than once.

Instagram Entry Method: As an alternative entering the Contest via the Email Entry method described above, or as a means of obtaining multiple entries in addition to an Email Entry, or both, you may enter one or more day’s drawings via Instagram as follows (“Instagram Entry”):  To enter using the Instagram Entry method you must (a) go to Instagram.com/tampadatenightguide; (b) follow tampadatenightguide; (c) find the current day’s Contest post on Instagram.com/tampadatenightguide; (d) LIKE the current day’s Contest post; (e) leave a comment on the current day’s Contest post that says “PICK ME” or something similar.  If you follow these instructions you will receive an entry into that day’s drawing.  You may receive additional bonus Instagram Entries for the current day’s drawing if you leave a comment that tags a friend on separate lines.  An Instagram Entry only enters you into that day’s Contest drawing; it does not enter you into any additional day’s drawing – to enter on additional for future days, you must return to Sponsor’s Instagram account on a future day and repeat the Instagram Entry process.

Entries will be accepted for each day’s drawing using the Email Entry method and the Instagram Entry method until 11:59 p.m. ET each day.  Sponsor will not accept screen shots as proof of entry. Any use of robotic, repetitive, automatic, programmed, script, macro, or any other automated means or similar entry methods or agents (including, but not limited to, contest-entry services or multiple or different email addresses, identities, registrations or logins) is prohibited and will void all entries submitted by that entrant if discovered by Sponsor. Each Email entry must include a valid email address for the entrant. Sponsor is not responsible for electronic communications that are undeliverable as a result of any form of passive or active filtering of any kind. If there is a dispute as to the identity or eligibility of a winner based on an email address or Instagram user id, the entry will be deemed made by the “Authorized Account Holder” of the email address or Instagram account used for entry. The Authorized Account Holder is the natural person who is assigned to the email address by the relevant Internet access provider, online service provider, or other organization responsible for assigning email addresses for the corresponding domain; the Instagram Authorized Account Holder is the natural person who first interacts via Instagram direct message. Entrants who fail to provide any required information may be disqualified without further notification by Sponsor. Sponsor is not responsible for entries that are lost, misdirected, garbled, distorted, truncated, incomplete, illegible, incorrect or late for any reason, and all such entries are void. Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any entry at any time that in its opinion does not comply with these Official Rules. Received entries become the property of Sponsor and will not be returned or acknowledged. The information that you provide in connection with the Contest will be used by Sponsor for communication and marketing purposes, including but not limited to receiving newsletter and other emails from Sponsor and/or its affiliates, which you consent to.

  1. How to Win: Every other morning beginning February 2, 2021 and concluding February 28, 2021, one winner will be selected by random to win the current day’s prize. For example, on February 2, 2021 one winner will be selected by random to win the February 2, 2021 Contest prize.
  2. Winner Notifications: Sponsor will attempt to notify the winners by email and/or Instagram direct message after each day’s winner has been randomly selected. Winners must have a valid email address and/or Instagram direct message address where they can be notified. If a winner is ineligible, unreachable after seven days, fails to sign and return required documents or provide required identification by the deadline established by Sponsor, or if that winner is unavailable for prize fulfillment, the Sponsor reserves the right to award, not award, or otherwise dispose of the prize as Sponsor, in its sole judgment, deems appropriate. All results are unofficial until winners are verified.
  3. Prizes: Each prize, including an estimated approximate dollar value, is detailed at tampabaydatenightguide.com/valentines-giveaway, above. The approximate total value of all prizes is estimated to be more than $2,500 but less than $4,000.
  4. Prize Acceptance/Restrictions: Gift cards are subject to terms and conditions thereon. All taxes are the responsibility of the winners. Winners are subject to verification by Sponsor of the winner’s name, age, address, phone number, and Social Security number (where the prize value is equal to or greater than $600.00). Sponsor will send prizes to winners by mail, email or by providing prize donor with winner’s contact information. Sponsor is not responsible for loss, delay, or damage in delivery, or failure of prize donor to comply with its donations. Contest winners may be required to sign and return an Affidavit of Eligibility/Release of Liability and Publicity within seven days of the date Sponsor sends same to winner, and may be required to provide a completed W-9, per Section 9 below. Failure to do so will disqualify the winner. Prizes cannot be redeemed for cash or substituted for any other items by any winner. The Sponsor reserves the right to substitute any prize with another prize of equal or greater value. Prizes are non-transferable and no cash equivalent or substitution of prize is offered, except at the sole discretion of the Sponsor. All properly claimed prizes will be awarded, but in no event will Sponsor award more prizes than are provided for in these Official Rules.
  5. Publicity Release: By participating in the Contest, each contestant acknowledges that his/her entry in the Contest constitutes that contestant’s consent to use, publish, reproduce and for all purposes, including publicity, promotion and advertising, in any media (including without limitation, the Internet, television or offline promotions), each contestant’s name, likeness, photograph, voice, opinions, and/or hometown and state, and any portion thereof, each extending throughout the universe and in perpetuity without further compensation, credit or right of review or approval, except where prohibited by law.
  6. Taxes: Any valuation of the prizes stated above is based on available information provided to Sponsor, and the value of any prize awarded to a winner may be reported for tax purposes as required by law. All taxes, including federal, state, and local taxes, are the sole responsibility of the winner. Any person winning over $600.00 in total prizes will receive a 1099 form from Sponsor at the end of the calendar year and a copy of such form should be filed with the IRS. Each winner must provide Sponsor with valid identification, and a valid taxpayer identification number or Social Security number for total prizes valued at $600.00 or more, before any prize will be awarded. Sponsor will have the right, but not the obligation, to require any winner to complete and submit an IRS form W-9. Sponsor reserves the right to withhold prizes until the completed W-9 form is received.
  7. Conditions: The Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend this Contest or any portion hereof, or to disqualify any individual implicated in any of the following actions, if for any reason: (a) infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, actions by contestants, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes which, in the Sponsor’s sole opinion, corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the Contest, (b) the Contest or any website associated therewith (or any portion thereof) becomes corrupted or does not allow the proper processing of entries per these Official Rules, (c) the Contest becomes corrupted due to interruption in wireless calling devices or wireless service for any reason, or (d) the Contest is otherwise not capable of running as planned. If Sponsor determines, in its sole discretion, that technical difficulties or unforeseen events compromise the integrity or viability of the Contest, Sponsor reserves the right to void the entries at issue, and/or terminate the relevant portion of the Contest, including the entire Contest, and/or modify the Contest. If Sponsor terminates or modifies the Contest, information will be posted on the official Contest website. By entering, contestants represent that they are eligible and agree to be bound by and comply with the Rules and the decisions of Sponsor, which is final on all matters pertaining to the Contest. If Sponsor learns that any contestant has attempted to tamper with this Contest in any way or use fraudulent means to participate in and/or win the Contest, that contestant will be disqualified. The Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any contestant at any time, for any reason, including, without limitation, language, activities or behavior deemed inappropriate. If a dispute arises regarding compliance with these Official Rules, Sponsor may consider, in its sole discretion, data reasonably available to Sponsor through information technology systems in Sponsor’s control, but Sponsor will not be obligated to consider any data or other information collected from any other source. The Sponsor will have the sole discretion to administer the Contest and interpret and apply the Official Rules.
  8. Indemnification/Hold Harmless: By participating, contestants agree: (a) to release, discharge, and hold harmless the Promotion Parties, and each of their respective affiliates, parents, subsidiaries, and advertising and promotion agencies, and all of their officers, directors, employees, representatives, and agents (the “Released Parties”) from all liability, injuries, losses or damages of any kind to persons, including but not limited to invasion of privacy (under appropriation, intrusion, public disclosure of private facts, false light in the public eye or other legal theory), defamation, slander, libel, violation of right of publicity, infringement of trademark, copyright, or other intellectual property rights, death or property damage resulting in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from the acceptance, delivery, possession, misuse or use of a prize (including any travel or activity related thereto), or from participation in and/or entry into or creation of an entry for the Contest and/or the broadcast or exploitation or use of entry or any other Contest-related activity; and (b) that the Released Parties have neither made, nor are in any manner, responsible or liable for any warranty, representation or guaranty, expressed or implied, in fact or in law, relating to any prize. In consideration for his or her participation in the Contest, each contestant agrees to hold harmless and indemnify the Released Parties from any and all claims, demands and/or causes of action of any nature or kind whatsoever, whether presently known or unknown, foreseen or unforeseen, that arise out of the contestant’s participation in the Contest, including attorneys’ fees.
  9. Limitation of Liability: The Released Parties are not responsible or liable for: (a) any incorrect or inaccurate entry information or other errors in the printing, offering or administration of the Contest or in the announcement of the Contest prizes, (b) any error, omission, interruption, defect or delay in operation or transmission at any website, or wireless calling service, interrupted or unavailable network, server or other conditions, (c) failure of any entry to be received by Sponsor due to technical problems, telephone service problems, human error, or wireless calling service, (d) communication line, hardware and/or software failures, malfunction of phones (including wireless phones/handsets), phone lines, other communications malfunctions, unavailable network connections, cellular equipment towers, telephone systems or wireless service, (e) damage to any computer (software or hardware) resulting from participation in the Contest, or damage to mobile phone or other PDA device, (f) theft or destruction of, tampering with, unauthorized access to, or alteration of entries and/or entry information, (g) entries which are late, lost, stolen, damaged, illegible, and/or unintelligible (or any combination thereof), (h) any change of email address, mailing address, telephone number and/or any other contact information provided by contestant, or (i) mechanical, technical, computer, hardware or software errors, malfunctions, or failures of any kind, including but not limited to failed, incomplete, garbled, or delayed transmission of entries, traffic congestion, viruses, sabotage, satellite failures, electrical outages, on telephone lines, on the Internet, at any website, or application or lost or unavailable network connections or natural disasters or acts of God or man, which may limit an contestant’s ability to participate in the Contest. The Released Parties are not responsible or liable for any prize(s) lost during shipment due to any (i) incorrect or inaccurate shipping information, (ii) any technical or human error, omission, change of mailing address, (iii) or due to theft, or destruction of, tampering with, unauthorized access to, or alteration of shipping information, (iv) or for any lost, stolen, damaged or unclaimed shipments (or any combination thereof), (v) or due to any other factor, including but not limited to, natural disasters or acts of God or man (or any combination thereof) without limitation. Any expenses incurred by the contestant during the entry process are the sole responsibility of each contestant, and the Sponsor will not issue reimbursement for any expenses or for any prizes due to the reasons set forth herein.
  10. Disputes: By entering the Contest, contestants agree that: (a) any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or connected with the Contest, or prizes awarded, will be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action; (b) any and all claims, judgments and awards will be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering the Contest but in no event attorneys’ fees; and (c) under no circumstances will any contestant be permitted to obtain any award for, and contestant hereby waives all rights to claim punitive, incidental, attorneys’ fees, or consequential damages and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased and any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses. Some jurisdictions do not allow for limitations on the ability to pursue class action remedies, or certain kinds of damages, and so these limitations may not apply to you. All contestants agree, by participation in the Contest, to submit to the personal jurisdiction of the state courts located in Hillsborough County, Florida. Florida law will govern this Contest, without regard to Florida’s choice of law rules. The state courts located in Hillsborough County, Florida will be the exclusive forum for any dispute regarding any Official Rule or activity associated with the Contest.
  11. Names of Winners: For a copy of the names of the winners, mail a SASE to: Winners List, Tampa Date Night Guide, 320 W. Kennedy Blvd Ste 220 Tampa FL 33606. Requests for winners’ names must be received within 60 days of the end of the Entry Period.
  12. Rights Reserved: The content, information, data, designs and code associated with the Contest and Contest website are protected by intellectual property and other laws. Any unauthorized use of copyrighted materials, trademarks, or any other intellectual property without the express written consent of its owner is strictly prohibited.
  13. Sponsor: Orlando Sentinel Communications Company LLC, North Orange Avenue, Orlando, FL 32801.


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