Announcing the 12 Days of Grit-Mas Giveaways!


Announcing the 12 Days of Grit-Mas Giveaways!

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Happy holidays from Asheville Grit!

We're thrilled to celebrate this holiday season with our fans, and to show our appreciation, we're running a huge giveaway for 12 days: it's the 12 Days of Grit-Mas, y'all! Starting on Monday, December 12th, we've got some wonderful giveaway from some of our favorite Asheville-based businesses.

To enter, you'll just input your email address at the bottom of the daily item announcement you're gunning for. We will contact you via the email you enter to confirm your prize and send further details. Note: E-mails will not be shared or sold. Inputting your email will enter you to win, and your email will also be added to a list to receive our weekly newsletter, coming in the New Year, which will include tailored content, announcements from Asheville Grit and Ashvegas, giveaways, and more. You may opt out of a newsletter subscription at any time.

You can enter for every giveaway, but you can only win once. We'll announce the winner of each giveaway 24 hours after it begins! Whether you're looking for a present for someone else or want to get a little special something for yourself, we've got goodies to match your lifestyle. From gift certificates to tickets, food and drink to outdoor gear and more, the 12 Days of Grit-Mas will have you celebrating. If you win, you can pick up your goodies at the participating business or at the Grit office in downtown Asheville. Winners who require shipping of their prize will cover the cost of shipping themselves unless covered by the participating business. 

Here's the rundown of our 12 Days: 


Prize: $40 Giftcard and Growler of CocoNorm from Thirsty Monk

The Thirsty Monk has been serving up some of the tastiest, most interesting, and rarest beers in town since 2008. Now with three locations (downtown, Woodfin, and Biltmore Park), they've got more choices than ever, plus a delicious food menu. Our giftie will give you credit at the bar plus a growler of their very own CocoNorm, a Belgian-style porter brewed with dark malts and toasted organic coconut that clocks in at 6.4% ABV (it's one of our favorites!). Enter for this giveaway from 9 am through midnight on Monday, 12/12.

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Prize: $50 gift certificate

Our favorite gift shop in downtown Asheville, Horse + Hero (14 Patton Ave.) invites you to spend your gift certificate on their local and handmade items. Featuring the best in indy crafts, it's a wonderfully curated store that sells original art, screenprints, cards, jewelry, clothing, and more (like Andy Herod's Pretentious Squirrel print!). Enter for this giveaway from 9 am through midnight on Tuesday, 12/13.

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Prize: Bag of gifts and goodies! ($65)

We <3 WHIST (444 Haywood Rd.), the West Asheville one-stop shop for greeting cards and gifts. Check out their selection of holiday ornament kits, gorgeous stationary and cards, games, party accoutrements, and other unique materials for your most treasured friends and your special spaces. Enter for this giveaway from 9 am through midnight on Wednesday, 12/14.

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Prize: A pair of BANGS shoes ($60)

BANGS is one of our favorite Asheville-based businesses. Founder Hannah Davis (read our interview here!) unites her love of clean design, form, and functionality with a world-changing mission, donating 20% of profits to the Kiva Foundation, which supports entrepreneurs and social change all over the world. BANGS shoes are world-class, made from comfortable, durable material in a variety of colors and three styles. Put on your BANGS and enjoy a gift that will keep on giving. Enter for this giveaway from 9 am through midnight on Thursday, 12/15.

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Prize: $25 gift card and a bag o' books! ($60)

Asheville's most beloved independent bookstore, Malaprop's, is filled from stem to stern with the best reading selections out there, from today's bestsellers to the hottest in genre fiction, classics, graphic novels, spiritual texts, critical studies, and more. Book lovers rejoice! Malaprop's also has a fabulous selection of carefully selected calendars, gifts, magnets, and bumper stickers. Stop by their cafe for a warm drink and a pastry after you've perused the wonderful inventory. Malaprop's also brings in tons of wonderful authors: check their calendar here and get yourself a signed copy of something special. Enter for this giveaway from 9 am through midnight on Friday, 12/16.

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Prize: One unlimited month of yoga ($79)

Pure Yoga Asheville offers a variety of classes, from heated vinyasa flow to midday rejuvenation and Sacred Sunday Flow, in their serene space at 65A Biltmore Ave, in the heart of downtown Asheville. Highly trained teachers bring their extensive knowledge and playful spirits to the mat and invite you to breathe, stretch, meditate, and just be. Your month of yoga gives you access to every class on the schedule. Kick off your new year right by cultivating your practice, on and off the mat. Enter for this giveaway from 9 am through midnight on Saturday, 12/17.


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Prize: Neoprene gloves from Bellyak and a hoodie from Recover ($90)

Bellyak has created their neoprene webbed gloves as the next step in the evolution of water sports. Whether you're swimming, paddling, or surfing, these gloves are durable, warm, and perfect for any type of water. Specially designed for the Bellyak but versatile for wherever the water takes you. Once you're off the water, pull on your super warm hoodie from Recover, which creates comfortable, great looking clothing made entirely from recycled water bottles. Enter for this giveaway from 9 am through midnight on Sunday, 12/18.

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Prize: 2 Lever Gear Silvercards and 2 pairs of socks from Nester Hosiery ($110)

Lever Gear has designed and executed a multitool with over 40 functions that's the size of a credit card. Get one for yourself and one for a friend, and then continue to spread the love with two pairs of Nester Hosiery socks, one pair in Men's Englewood (platinum/US blue) and one in Women's Hampton (charcoal/grape). Keep your toes toasty! Enter for this giveaway from 9 am through midnight on Monday, 12/19.

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Prize: $30 Barley's gift card and A Night Out at the Movies package from Grail Moviehouse (2 GA tickets, large popcorn, 2 fountain drinks, + a t-shirt!) ($80)

We've bundled this so you can have the best date ever. Start out your night at Barley's, enjoying delicious hand-tossed pizzas and other food items, selections from their vast draught list, and more. Then head to the Grail, our favorite movie theater, and settle in for a night at the pictures. Enter for this giveaway from 9 am through midnight on Tuesday, 12/20.

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Prize: 2 tickets to New Year's Eve party, $25 giftcard ($95)

The Salvage Station is the hottest new spot in town, and it also has the best sound system around. Plan your New Year's Eve now with this prize. The venue is hosting a fantastic lineup of musicians, featuring Laura Reed, Santos Glocal Soul, and more. Have some delicious food and drink on Salvage Station with an additional gift certificate. Enter for this giveaway from 9 am through midnight on Wednesday, 12/21.

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DAY 11: ENO (Eagle's Nest Outfitters)

Prize: Hammock and Straps ($90)

Eagle's Nest Outfitters makes top quality gear for your outdoor-loving life. Their fabulous hammocks are a must-have on anyone's wish list, and we're giving one away, complete with straps! Lay back, kick your feet up, and enjoy the breeze. Enter for this giveaway from 9 am through midnight on Thursday, 12/22.

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Prize: 2-man combat tent ($449)

Made in Fletcher, your Diamond Brand 2-man combat tent is perfect for all seasons, stays dry and cozy, and is built to withstand the fiercest weather conditions you'd ever want to camp in. Perfect for a winter camping trip, it will also be great when it warms up in the spring. Enter for this giveaway from 9 am through midnight on Friday, 12/23.

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Start entering for giveaways right here on Asheville Grit beginning Monday at 9 am. Winners will be notified within 48 hours.