Win a Spring Beauty Makeover! (Worth up to $6,100)

Things on your spring to-do list: clean, hide your winter clothes in the basement, buy new sandals, clean again, win a beauty makeover. American Laser Center, Spa Week’s Exclusive Skincare Sponsor and the nation’s largest and leading provider of laser-based skincare services, is giving you a chance to prance into the season looking rejuvenated. Your winter self won’t even recognize the new you. The winner will get to choose from one of three packages, each valued up to $6,100.

Face The World Package

Put your best face forward for spring with 5 FotoFacials and microdermabrasion treatments. What better way to erase the signs of winter (or years of winters)?

Tighten and Tone Package

Boost your mid-section or booty with either 4 abdomen/hips VelaShape treatments or full thigh/buttocks VelaShape treatments. Hello, bright colored skinny jeans!

Sleek and Sexy Package

If you’re getting ready to bare it all in a bikini, why not choose 6 bikini, underarm and lip laser hair removal treatments and, for the gents, 6 neck/front and back laser hair removal treatments.

How will the winner decide which treatment to choose?! If you’d like to have that problem, enter to win now!

American Laser Skincare

And Our Nutrition 911 Giveaway Winner Is…

In an attempt to stop New Year’s resolutions from dissolving into February air, we launched a health rescue mission led by Spa Week’s Food & Wellness Expert Dr. Wendy Bazilian. Dr. Wendy’s a nationally acclaimed nutrition expert, author, the Golden Door Spa Nutrition Advisor, and the perfect woman to take on the job of helping one lucky winner of the Nutrition 911 Giveaway get on the road to optimal health. Not only would the winner get Dr. Wendy to answer their health S.O.S, the winner will first take a luxurious and health-themed retreat to kick-start the plan. After all, relaxation is the one of the first steps to overall well-being.

After thousands of entries, we are happy to announce that the winner is…

Congratulations to Linda J. of Joanna, South Carolina!

Linda will get a four-night getaway for two at the prestigious Golden Door Spa in Escondido, California. This includes three private in-room massages, one herbal wrap, two skincare appointments, and a choice of a manicure or pedicure. Also included is a customized Golden Door fitness program with a personal fitness counselor and gourmet spa cuisine.

After her retreat, Linda will be taking home everything she needs to continue on her journey to wellness. The home prize package includes a copy of Dr. Wendy’s bestselling book, The SuperFoodsRx Diet: Lose Weight with the Power of SuperNutrients, a personalized nutritional counseling program designed by Dr. Wendy designed specifically for Linda and $100 in Spa & Wellness Gift Cards by Spa Week.

Here is Linda’s message after we let her know the good news, and we couldn’t have picked a more worthy winner!

It is not only an honor to be the winner of the 2012 Spa Week 911 Nutrition Sweepstakes, it is also greatly appreciated for the health benefits this will award me. Most women who have experienced Menopause understand the extreme changes that take place in hormones and metabolism at this age. Despite efforts to address such issues with a tailored blood type diet over the past 3 years, I have continued to struggle with controlling weight gain. As a result I am very much looking forward to my personalized nutrition and exercise regimen that Dr. Brazilian has combined with this amazing spa retreat at the Golden Door Spa in Escondido, California.

As a Freelance Journalist in Natural Health and Spas, I am often researching and writing about the many benefits of exercise, nutrition and spa treatments, but as a rule rarely have the opportunity to afford myself such benefits. This spa retreat will be a welcome for myself on my journey to wellness, as well as a great joy to share it with my husband of 23+ years. This will be a first since our honeymoon, for us to get away together for four full nights alone. The knowledge that our journey will take us to one of the finest spa retreats in America just makes it all the more exciting.

We are genuinely looking forward to a time together of relaxation and rejuvenation in the serene environment that is a creative beauty at the Gold Door Spa.

We’re so happy to hear that our winner is a fellow writer of health and spa, but one who rarely gets to put her work to play!

To kick your own health into high gear you can also seek Dr. Wendy’s help. Click here to order her book. No excuses!


Nutrition 911 Giveaway! Resuscitate Your Resolution with Spa Week + Dr. Wendy Bazilian

With the over-indulgent holiday season and New Year’s festivities in our rear view mirrors, many of us are struggling to maintain – or totally given up on – our resolutions to get healthy and lose weight. To help you revive your health and wellness goals in 2012, Spa Week has joined forces with nationally acclaimed nutrition expert, author and Golden Door Spa Nutrition Advisor, (and Spa Week’s very own Food and Wellness ExpertDr. Wendy Bazilian, to resuscitate one lucky winner’s wavering weight-loss resolution by entering the Nutrition 911 Giveaway. The prize package includes two parts to help you achieve optimal health and well-being…

Part One: A Rescue Retreat to the Golden Door Spa

From February 1st to March 11th, you can enter for a chance to win a four-night getaway for two at the prestigious Golden Door Spa in Escondido, California. The winner and a guest will enjoy a four-night stay in private accommodations with three private in-room massages, one herbal wrap, two skincare appointments, a choice of a manicure or pedicure. Also included is a customized Golden Door fitness program with a personal fitness counselor and gourmet spa cuisine, including three meals and two snacks a day.

Golden Door was the first-ever fitness spa (click for vintage photos!) created for devotion to the balance of body, mind and spirit and is home to one of the most inspiring, innovative and high-energy fitness and weight loss programs in the spa world today. It has a rich history that started in 1959, when Deborah Szekely realized her dream of creating a transformational Zen-influenced spa, serving a small number of guests with a 4:1 guest-employee ratio. Each guest has the option of participating in daily fitness activities, hikes, massages, meditation, spa treatments and stretching created especially for their health, fitness and weight loss needs.

Part Two: At-Home Revival with Dr. Wendy Bazilian and Spa Week

After a refreshing, restoring and luxurious trip to Golden Door, Dr. Wendy and Spa Week are giving one lucky winner a prize package to continue their healthy weight-loss journey at home. The prize package includes a copy of Dr. Wendy’s bestselling book, The SuperFoodsRx Diet: Lose Weight with the Power of SuperNutrients, a personalized nutritional counseling program designed by Dr. Wendy specifically for the winner and $100 in Spa & Wellness Gift Cards by Spa Week to relax body and mind at his/her choice of over 5,000 spas nationwide.


Meet Dr. Wendy Bazilian

We are so happy to once again work with our Food and Wellness Expert, Dr. Wendy Bazilian. Dr. Wendy’s philosophy is a harmonious balance between food, fitness and healthy living behaviors. She believes foods can be an ally for helping us achieve our weight-loss and weight-management goals. Read all about Dr. Wendy and her Spa Wek Daily Challenge: The 2-Week Cinnamon Challenge, here.

We Love Our Winners!

Bouquet of roses

Here at Spa Week, there’s nothing we love hearing more than that we were able to change someone’s life for the better. Since 2004 we’ve prided ourselves on introducing millions to the healthy spa lifestyle, making it affordable with biannual $50 Spa Week treatments. Our Health Challenges are a way to make small lifestyle changes for a great impact (and also to win gift cards!). We hear from readers and consumers all the time that Spa Week has changed the way they think about wellness!

And as you probably know if you check back often, we also love giving deserving people life-changing experiences, such as luxurious vacations to wellness destinations paired with at-home nutrition regimens. It’s also the little things – like giving away beauty and wellness products, or a $50 Spa & Wellness Gift Cards at random to turn someone’s blah day upside-down. Remember when we sent a gift card to Anna who was stuck in the hospital for Christmas? We just love spreading joy and wellness wherever and whenever we can.

In December we hosted the #12daysofwellness Tweet-a-thon, giving away a prize a day on Twitter. It was a lot of fun seeing the tweets of excitement at midnight as each winner was announced! There was ONE lucky winner, Sara M. from New Jersey, who got all 12 prizes – including a SodaStream, a Youngblood lipgloss package, hair products, dark chocolates and more, plus a $100 @SpaWeekGiftCard. We were so thrilled at how much this meant to Sara and her family – that’s really what it’s all about. Here’s what she wrote to me:
Seriously Michelle, I can’t tell you how exciting it actually is. We have 4 kids; ages 2, 4, 15 & 17 and there haven’t been many “extras” recently. My husband & I didn’t even exchange gifts this year – it was all for the kids. So this package is now our “Christmas gift” and I can’t thank you enough. Can’t wait ’til it all arrives!
- Sara, @NJMomCooks
Wow, she just received the package and we here’s email she just sent us! This is fantastic – you are incredible, Sara!
Hi Michelle! Got the package today & I love everything. The soda stream & the Elizabeth Grant perfumes came separately. Haven’t gotten the chocolates yet but I’ll let you know when I do.
We can’t wait to put it all to use! My daughter & I have both been growing out our hair super long for a few years now because we wanted to donate our hair to Pantene’s “Beautiful Lengths” program. We decided we’re going to use the $100 Spa & Wellness Gift Card to go to the salon/spa at the mall & get our hair cut for donation. I feel so blessed, it’s our way of “giving back.”
Here’s the package right before we shipped it… enjoy it all, and MERRY HAPPY, and thank you for paying it forward and giving back!

Check back on the blog,, our facebook and twitter pages often for new giveaways and promotions, because we really REALLY love making your day.

Starting right now, with our 27 prizes up for grabs in our January/February Monthly Giveaways. Look how much you can win! Or follow @SpaWeekGiftCard and you just may be the $50 eGift Card winner when we reach 1000 followers. Let us make your day too… please?

WATCH & WIN! November #SpaTube Contest

Peek inside our wonderfully wild world of spa! Ready to explore the joys of Ashiatsu back-walking? Want to learn why Chinese Cupping sucks and I love it? Are you ready to sing and get naked at the spa? All throughout November we’re giving you a chance to win, just for tuning in.

How do you enter? All you have to do is subscribe to our SpaTube channel and comment on your favorite videos. Use the hashtag #spatube. Each comment counts as one entry to win a $50 Spa Week Gift Card.

We will contact the five winners via YouTube and they will be announced throughout the month of November.