Tuesday, February 05, 2013

A Rare Valentine's Treat, Plus a $200 Gift Card Giveaway

My husband and I, being natural rebels, usually skip the Valentine's Day hoopla because of all its furry/stuffed/chocolatey/gooey-hearted baggage. But also because it is impossible to get a reservation at a good restaurant that night (if you never plan that far ahead) and even harder to get a babysitter (if you usually wait to procure one the afternoon of the night you want to go out). This year I was prepared to really not bother at all since we are new to Lafayette and I still don't really know where to go. Oh, yeah, and we are still holding a second mortgage on our other unsold house and feeling all tapped-out after splurging on Christmas.

Despite all those reasons, I am planning a Valentine's date for my husband, anyway because I have all the bases covered (thus allowing me to make a homerun, if I remember my baseball metaphors correctly)! My mom is going to be in town, so babysitting is a non-issue—and YP – Local Search & Gas Prices app, has stepped in (like a knight in shining armor?) to help me find the perfect restaurant for our night out and is paying for us to go!

Don't be jealous, be happy— Because YP app wants to send you $200 to spend on a Valentine's Day night out, too. Woohoo! 

Here's how the YP app sets itself apart from other apps:  

First, over 300,000 restaurants have posted their menus, so I can search local restaurants for my husband's favorite dish... like mussels. And then cross-reference the menu for mine... cake!!

Jolie's, which I have never heard anyone talk about down here, looks FAB. In fact, looking at it's menu of Mussels in Garlic Cream Sauce with a side of frítes, it looks a lot like our favorite bistro back in Madison. Perfect for our date! 

Second, there is a gas price finder built-in, so I can potentially save that downer moment when I realize that we have to stop and get gas because the light's been on since yesterday, but I forgot to fill up earlier—by knowing that if I go one more block around the corner, we'll save 10¢ a gallon. (After 14 years of marriage, it's the little things, right?)

Third, it also has a movie theater finder that allows you to search by movie title, so you don't have to scroll through each theater's choices to find what times your movie is playing at all of them. Maybe if Lincoln is still in town we can finally catch a showing before the Oscars.

Fourth, it is free, has built in coupons if the business is running a special, and is completely accessible to ALL platforms—iPhone, iPad, Android, Windows, Blackberry and Palm mobile devices. PALM!! (I didn't even know they were still making devices.)


Here is what you need to do to be entered into the drawing for $200:

•  Follow me on twitter (click on my twitter feed in the right column to get there -->)

•  Tweet to me (@theBitchinWife) and YP (@YP) from the YP app’s social sharing feature:
—That entails downloading the YP app on your phone, selecting the restaurant you   want to attend on your Valentine's date and then using the "share via Twitter" through the YP app (see screenshots below).
—Include a brief description of your dream date planned with the YP app
—Use the hashtag #ypvday
Your tweet should look kind of like this:

You can enter the contest TWICE. Once for your tweet and once for re-tweeting my tweet above. The link to my tweet is here.

The contest ends on Monday February 11th, at which time I will direct message you on twitter to get your address and then YP will send you your $200.00 gift card. Good luck!! 

Disclosure: I was compensated for this post by YP app. 


  1. What a fun giveaway! The YP app is pretty great! I love the mapping feature.

    I follow you on Twitter as @katygmorris and just Tweeted you my date spot here: https://twitter.com/katygmorris/status/299635534614106112


    katygmorris at gmail dot com

  2. I follow you on Twitter-@Zakary

    Here's my tweet: https://twitter.com/Zakary/status/300699488153137154

    Thanks for the head's up on the cool app!

  3. I RT'ed you tweet: https://twitter.com/theBitchinWife/status/298835374900379649


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