Win a @TravellersDeck pack

When I first moved to Vancouver, I remember one night when one of my best friends took me for dinner out and she pulled a little coupon (the Entertainment Book coupons). She paid for a very fancy dinner at a rather discounted rate. So I got hooked up on coupons. Right now, group purchasing is all the rage on every social platform, and the funny thing is, I like my coupons traditional. And one of those quasi-traditional coupons and discount cards is the Travellers Deck.

Travellers Deck

“Photo credit: Rebecca Bollwitt for Miss604.com

Travellers Deck is an insider’s eating and shopping guide with over $750 worth of savings. Uniquely packaged in a deck of 58 double-sided cards, it helps both locals and visitors get off the beaten track and discover the hidden gems of Vancouver. Packed with exclusive discounts and helpful features, such as maps, the “must tries” and “must buys”, Travellers Deck is THE independent guide to Vancouver’s best local restaurants and shops. And in case you were wondering, no one has paid to be included. All businesses are handpicked by a team of passionate Vancouverites who eat, live & breathe the city.

I have a Travellers Deck to give away and I think the best question I can ask for my contest entrants is – what makes the neighbourhood you live in awesome? I live in the Mount Pleasant (South Main Street, or SoMa as they’ve come to call it) and there are so many things I love about it. It’s close to Downtown Vancouver, yet far away enough. It has everything within walking distance (I think its Walkability Score is over 75), and it has some really cool restaurants and bars.

For a chance to win this Travellers Deck (I will mail it to you by standard mail), tell me what makes your neighbourhood awesome?. I will draw a random winner from all entries I receive from now until December 22nd at 5pm (the last day I will be in Vancouver, as I am going away on holidays). For another mode of entry into the contest, simply re-tweet this blog post directly from Twitter (if you comment AND tweet I’ll count it as two entries). Or tweet the text below:

I want to win a @TravellersDeck from @hummingbird604. Learn about what makes MY neighbourhood awesome! http://is.gd/iNkq2


Disclosure: I wasn’t given the Travellers Deck for free (I had already acquired one and had never used it and always wanted to give it away, so I’m using it for the contest). I am neither paid for this post nor am I required to write about Travellers Deck. I’m just an absolute fan of coupons and addicted to do giveaways. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me via my Contact Form.

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Comments (18)

JenDecember 15th, 2010 at 11:18 am

I grew up in the Champlain Heights (south east Vancouver) area of Vancouver and I still love the area! The area is full of families and lots of kids, so it was a great place to grow up. There is also Champlain Mall, which despite its small size actually has a lot of what is needed everyday. I find the area to be a quieter part of Vancouver, but still central to where ever you would need to get to and I love all the forests, parks and trails that are found in the community!

amfriesenDecember 15th, 2010 at 12:50 pm

i’m in the mount pleasant area as well but close to victoria/commercial drive; i’ve been here for 5 years but there’s always changes, it’s within walking or transit distance to downtown or burnaby, we have malls, eateries, shops & libraries, the events that go on at trout lake, croatian cultural, kingsgate always draw me out
i’m also an avid fan of coupons, giveaways and getting the word out on great places in a local area

Michael KwanDecember 15th, 2010 at 1:18 pm

I live just a few blocks up from you, Raul, in the mid-Main area. I like it because there are all sorts of great restaurants with all sorts of different ethnic cuisine within a few blocks of one another. No shortage of coffee shops either, while still providing a non-downtown kind of feel.
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GregDecember 15th, 2010 at 2:34 pm

I’m in the Fairview area, and there are a surprising number of great places to eat just a little to the East on Cambie. There’s not much on Oak (or at least not since Neighbours Restaurant got shot up!)

SanazDecember 15th, 2010 at 2:42 pm

I live in the Coal Harbour area and there are many reasons I love my neighbourhood; being next door to Stanley Park seawall, best place for a run or bike ride in the city, closeness to West End with tons of great places to eat and transit hubs are just a few of the reasons.

KatherineDecember 15th, 2010 at 10:08 pm

I’m in North Vancouver.. the nature, the parks, the quiet but you are still so close to the city… There are so many little neighbourhoods that provide great shopping, restaurants, markets… it is wonderful.

Benny SiuDecember 16th, 2010 at 12:03 am

I live in Richmond and what I love about this city is that variety of food you can get, especially Asian food. Especially great is Alexandra Rd, which is just filled with restaurants and cafes.

Bill TaylorDecember 16th, 2010 at 11:50 am

I love the west end, just so so so easy to walk wherever you need to go. End of story.

Alicia ODecember 17th, 2010 at 12:53 pm

I love the West End because it’s like a little quiet oasis in the middle of the big city. I can walk everywhere and I’m connected to so many areas of Metro Van but I still have a community.

MaryanneDecember 18th, 2010 at 10:36 am

I live in the West End and I love it because of its nostalgia. Its an area right downtown but you forget that you’re in the middle of a busy,bustling city. Its also a place where the people are happy to be who they are,whatever,or whoever that may be. Its a community,and its beautiful.

Peter (@polarisdotca)December 18th, 2010 at 12:22 pm

I love my neighbourhood, Cedar Cottage. We have an amazing feeling of community – we’re proud to live here in #eastvan. And we’re proud of our history – Cedar Cottage was a stop on the old Interurban line from downtown Vancouver to New West. From 100-yr-old Selkirk Elem, to a third-generation barber shop (Dominic’s at Kingsway & Victoria) to @FamousFoods and new treasures like @TheTipper, my neighborhood has it all.
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JanDecember 19th, 2010 at 9:43 pm

I live in what some people call South Cambie and I call Douglas Park. This neighbourhood is fantastic.
* the people are great
* central in the city – easy to get downtown
* Blocks from Canada Line
* Douglas Park community centre has programs for all ages
* walking distance to Hillcrest Pool, Oakridge, Choices, Park Theatre & Cambie Village
**** Yes I love my nighbourhood!

JenniferDecember 20th, 2010 at 3:01 pm

I recently moved to Coquitlam, and despite having a longer commute to work, I love my new neighborhood. We are close to a main transit route, yet at the same time we live on a quiet street where it’s nice to take a stroll with the dog in the evenings. There is a large plaza nearby with all the necessities – groceries, post office, and several amazing resturants offering Thai, sushi, Greek and Korean food. The Coquitlam Rec Centre just a short drive away has the best-equipped gym I’ve ever seen. (No more excuses for not going!)

TeresaDecember 20th, 2010 at 3:55 pm

I love my neighbourhood. It’s awesome because there’s so much to do.

AlDecember 21st, 2010 at 10:20 am

the great mix of western cuisine and ethnic cuisine in south main!

Drew SniderDecember 21st, 2010 at 11:49 am

I live in an apartment on Barclay in the West End, which brings me, if not full circle, back to where I started life (my parents were living in an apartment on Barclay when I was born). What makes it awesome really is in the “Duh” file: where else can you walk to the world’s largest multi-ethnic smorgasbord (Denman St) or BBQ year-round, jump on your bike and ride around Stanley Park to get away from it all or go in the other direction to get away to it all? People from every imaginable walk of life (I actually loathe the word “diversity” — such a cliche now) with so much to offer … a place where cats are safe (an indispensable condition for us) … and the provider of my Olympic memory: the noise from all the apartments when Sydney scored THE GOAL. Just one cautionary note: the West End is in a precarious situation right now — any more high-rises (particularly a certain 22-story project) would kill the awesomeness that made so many of us decide to live there.

JeremyDecember 22nd, 2010 at 1:57 pm

My neighbourhood is Steveston and it is awesome because it is near the water, and being able to visit Steveston village often is great! I also love to visit the Steveston Farmers Market, being held in the cannery building to pick up some items for dinner and gifts for Christmas. There are lots of independent shops and restaurants in Steveston which I like to support :)

RaulDecember 22nd, 2010 at 10:24 pm

UPDATE: Randomized entries, winner is Katharine – please contact me to mail you the Travellers Deck. Congratulations!!

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