Ain't Love Grand?

Salon Staff
January 26, 2000 10:28PM (UTC)

Surprise your sweetie with something out of the ordinary for Valentine's 2000 and give an array of amazing gifts! You'll have to fan the flames with this exclusive package of fabulous items. We've even included tips on writing a special love-filled message. Whether you want to shower your sugar with bath essentials or red roses -- we've got you covered.

Valentine's Day only happens once a year, enter to win and create the prefect atmosphere!


How to Write a Love Letter by eHow staff:

Profess everlasting love for your one and only in a proper love letter.

1. Select stationery appropriate to your personality and sentiment. Decide whether you prefer torn-out notebook paper or perfumed sheets crawling with flowers.

2. Consider other creative means of expressing your devotion: Scrawl confessions on a mirror, fan or piece of cloth. Fire off a quick succession of postcards.

3. Use faxes or e-mail sparingly, since these tend to be impersonal.

4. Finish your letter or envelope with a wax seal. Strap a flower onto it. Enclose a poem.


5. Hand write the letter in dark ink for a personal touch - unless your handwriting is illegible.

Grand Prize: will send our lucky winner 12 dozen roses! That is right, 144 beautiful red roses in your home. Isn't this everyone's Valentine's Day fantasy? gives an absolute dream of self-indulgence with their Spa in a Box to our winner. The Spa in a Box includes all you need to cleanse, purify and relax. will sweeten our winner's evening with an exquisite bottle of Pol Roger Brut Rosi and a pair of Riedel Millennium 2000 Champagne flutes. Sip on something fabulous while you relax.

Advertisement: knows how to be a girl's best friend by giving our winner a $200 gift certificate. will give our winner all that is needed for a quiet night at home. Violet.coms Pajama Game Bundle includes their capri pajamas, translucent enamel frame, and Verveine bath oil.

What a way to light a flame on Valentine's Day!


Enter to win:

Click here to read the Offical Rules.

Ain't Love Grand -- official rules


The Sweepstakes is brought to you by Salon Internet, Inc. (""),,,,, and ("the Sponsors"). By entering, participants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the judges, which shall be final.



Sweepstakes is offered only within the 50 United States. Sweepstakes is open to all persons who are legal residents of the United States and are 21 years of age or older at the time of entry. Employees, officers, and directors of Sponsors, their parent companies, affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising, promotion, fulfillment agencies and legal advisors, their immediate family members and persons living in their same household are not eligible to participate in the Sweepstakes. Void where prohibited. All federal, state, and local laws and regulations apply. No purchase necessary to enter.

How to Enter:

Participants must fill out the form provided. All submissions, whether postal or electronic, must be received by 11:59 P.M. PDT on Feb. 14, 2000.


You may only enter once. Multiple entries will be discarded. Though electronic entries are preferred, submissions may also be mailed to "Ain't Love Grand," 22 Fourth Street, San Francisco, CA 94103. Submissions by mail must be typed, double-spaced and on white paper, with the participant's, mailing address, phone number and e-mail address (if available). NO PHONE INQUIRIES, PLEASE.

Sweepstakes Details:

You may enter only once. Duplicate entries will be deleted. One winner will be selected to win the Grand Prize. Grand Prize winner will receive twelve dozen roses, a Spa in a Box set, a Champagne package, a Pajama Bundle and a $200 Miadora gift certificate. All gifts must be redeemed using the vendor's chosen method.

The approximate value of the prize depends on the prize winner's location but will be approximately $1,008.00 for the roses, $195.00 for Spa in a Box, $187.00 for the Pajama Bundle, $127.00 for the Champagne set, $200.00 for the Miadora gift certificate, for a total value of approximately $1,717.00.



All prizes are non-transferable, non-replaceable and cannot be redeemed for cash, bartered or sold.
The Miadora gift certificate is redeemable 1/18/2000 and expires 04/30/2000 at midnight. The gift certificate does not apply to watches, loose diamonds or estate items. Tax may apply to the purchase price before the coupon is applied.

Winner will be required to sign and return a release of liability, affidavit of eligibility and, where lawful, a publicity consent agreement, all within 7 days of notification.

By accepting and/or participating in the sweepstakes, entrants agree to the use of their names, voices and/or likenesses for the purpose of advertising, trade or promotion without further compensation, unless prohibited by law, and acknowledge as a condition of participation their names may be used in conjunction with the business of By accepting and/or using the prize(s), winner agrees to the use of their name, voice and/or likenesses for the purpose of advertising, trade or promotion without further compensation, unless prohibited by law. If a selected winner cannot be contacted, is ineligible, fails to claim a prize(s) or fails to timely return the complete and executed affidavit and releases as required, the prize will be forfeited and an alternate winner will be selected.


Selection of Winner:

Winner will be selected from all eligible entries at random. The winner will be notified by phone, e-mail or mail. Sponsors are not responsible for and shall not be liable for late, lost, misdirected or unsuccessful efforts to notify winner. By entering, participants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the judges, which shall be final. Sponsors, agents and representatives of Sponsors, their parent companies, affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising, promotion, and fulfillment agencies, and legal advisors, are not responsible for and shall not be liable for:

(i) late, lost, delayed, damaged, misdirected, incomplete, illegible, unintelligible or postage-due entries;

(ii) any condition caused by events beyond the control of the Sponsors that may cause the Sweepstakes to be disrupted or corrupted;


(iii) any injuries, losses, or damages of any kind a rising in connection with or as a result of the prize, or acceptance, possession, or use of the prize, or from participation in the Sweepstakes; or

(iv) any printing or typographical errors in any materials associated with the Sweepstakes. reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to suspend or cancel this Sweepstakes at any time. By participating in the Sweepstakes, participants agree to release and hold Sponsors and the employees, officers, directors, shareholders, agents, representatives of Sponsors, their parent companies, affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising, promotion and fulfillment agencies, and legal advisors, harmless from any and all losses, damages, rights, claims and actions of any kind in connection with the Sweepstakes or resulting from acceptance, possession or use of any prize, including without limitation, personal injury, death and property damage, and claims based on content of the story, including but not limited to publicity rights, copyright infringement, defamation or invasion of privacy. Winners will be selected and announced once all affidavits of eligibility have been satisfactorily completed and returned.

Sweepstakes Home Page

Thank you for entering. We will notify you if you are a winner. In the meantime, check out other Special Offers. Good Luck!


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