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Valentine’s Giveaway: Sprinkles Cupcakes

Update: Congrats to our winner Jess L.! You are the lucky recipient of $50 worth of Sprinkles Cupcakes! Yay!

We’re giving away some delicious cupcakes just in time for Valentine’s Day!  We’ve got a $50 gift card for one lucky winner, courtesy of Sprinkles Cupcakes.  That’s enough to buy a dozen cupcakes of your choice, including the special Sprinkles XOX box ($39/dozen, pictured) available February 8-17, 2013–a dozen Valentine’s Day favorites like Red Velvet, Chocolate Marshmallow, Dark Chocolate and Vanilla, all topped with X’s, O’s and hearts.

To enter, tell us–what is your worst/most embarrassing/most mortifying Valentine’s Day memory and how will $50 worth of cupcakes help erase it?

One winner will be selected by random drawing on February 5, 2013 at 12:00 pm noon to receive a gift certificate good for $50 towards any purchase at all Sprinkles Cupcakes locations in the U.S. Winner(s) must respond at email address submitted, within 24 hours of notification to avoid forfeiture of prize.  Open to all Girl Meets Food readers in the U.S. One entry per person, please. Contest ends February 4, 2013 at 11:59 pm. Void where prohibited.

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Mary Kong-DeVito

Mary grew up in New York where the food-centric city and her family's restaurants were literally her playground. Instead of eating dirt, she ate duck blood and rotten eggs. You never know what you'll find on the sidewalks.Mary is a veteran of the hospitality industry who's worked with numerous celebrities such as Barbra Streisand, Patrick Ewing, Vanessa Williams, Michael Stipe and Jane Krakowski. Her writing has appeared in DC Modern Luxury, Washington Post Express, Eater, Scoutmob, Washington Flyer and Washington City Paper.She eats "normal" stuff too, like cheeseburgers. Kangaroo cheeseburgers.

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  1. Laura 29 January, 2013 at 08:59 Reply

    We were at a fancy restaurant, and I came out of the restaurant with my skirt caught up in my pantyhose. Not my best Valentine moment.

  2. Laura 29 January, 2013 at 09:27 Reply

    We were at a fancy restaurant, and I came out of the restaurant with my skirt caught up in my pantyhose. Not my best Valentine moment.

  3. Ellen 29 January, 2013 at 12:24 Reply

    Accidentally booking a dinner meeting for work. Oops! I definitely could have saved that by coming home with cupcakes.

  4. Meg 30 January, 2013 at 09:57 Reply

    My boyfriend made reservations for the wrong night! It ended up fine, but he was so upset! Cupcakes definitely would have helped.

  5. Megan 31 January, 2013 at 16:01 Reply

    I was cooking V-day dinner for my boyfriend (now husband) and everything that could go wrong did go wrong. It was especially embarrassing because first, usually I am very capable in the kitchen and two, my significant other is an absolutely fabulous cook (bad cooking in front of a good cook is just a sad affair). If we would have had cupcakes at the time, the bad dinner would have been long forgotten. Cupcakes make everything better.

  6. Amy 31 January, 2013 at 18:17 Reply

    These cupcakes will surely erase the most awful Valentine’s day moment for me. It was a few years ago and this cute guy and I made plans to go see a movie. Well, he called me and asked could he bring a few of his guy friends along. I was devastated! I actually called my cousin and we got together instead. That guy was so mad.

  7. Jess 1 February, 2013 at 13:45 Reply

    Went on a date with a cheapskate. “3.50 for tea?!” I’ll bet he’d enjoy these cupcakes–”Ha ha, they were free!”

  8. Maureen 2 February, 2013 at 20:40 Reply

    In college, I mistook a flower arrangement meant for a girl whose name was very similar to mine as mine and took the arrangement up to my room. It was embarrassing when I looked closely and saw that they were meant for the other person and had to take them back down to the front desk.

  9. Hanna 2 February, 2013 at 21:53 Reply

    I’ve never had a Valentine so spending each Valentine’s Day with myself would’ve been a better date if there were more sweets around, like cupcakes. ;)

  10. Leanne 4 February, 2013 at 07:51 Reply

    I second Missy’s answer, and adding to it, when I was working at a Kid’s Club on Valentine’s Day, and a child asked if I had a boyfriend, and I said I didn’t, the child responded, “Yeah, boys are too hot for you these days.”

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