Get Engaged on Valentine’s Day with Help From Philadelphia Tourism

Get Engaged on Valentine’s Day with Help From Philadelphia Tourism


Philly, one of my favorite cities in the world is going to help one lucky guy (or gal) propose to their unsuspecting significant other this Valentine’s Day.

To enter the contest you must:

“Tell us about Philadelphia’s role in your love story. Once we select a lucky man (or woman) on or about February 4, we’ll work with him or her to craft a Valentine’s Day proposal scenario involving a personalized proposal letter that will appear on the side of a Philadelphia Trolley Works trolley. You’ll also work with Bernie Robbins to secure your Hearts on Fire Acclaim ring.

We’ll help you create a ruse to get your beloved to the proposal spot on Valentine’s Day. Once we’ve set up the proposal moment, we’ll meet you and your intended at the proposal spot and surprise you with the personalized engagement letter. You and your beloved will then ride around the city on the trolley, which will stop at various romantic sites so that you can have your engagement photos taken.”
– With Love, PhiladelphiaXOXO

The contest winner will receive:

  • A personalized proposal love letter in the With Love, Philadelphia XOXO style that will appear on the side of a Philadelphia Trolley Works trolley
  • A 1.05-carat Hearts on Fire Acclaim engagement ring—valued at $5,000—from Bernie Robbins Jewelers
  • An engagement-day photo shoot
  • An overnight stay in a corner suite at the Hotel Monaco Philadelphia

The contest ends on Sunday, February 3, 2013 at 12:00 p.m
Click here to enter and read the official contest rules.

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An engagement is one of those things that you’ll remember and talk about for the rest of your life; where you were, who was there, how s/he proposed, etc. This contest is a chance to turn current residents or frequent visitors into evangelists for the city of Philadelphia.

So it makes total sense for this to be sponsored by the city’s tourism office because they can showcase the best that the city has to offer; from the chosen destination to the city’s hospitality (Hotel Monaco), attractions (Philadelphia Trolly Works Trolley) and even local businesses (Bernie Robbins Jewelers). 

And, over the last few years, proposals have become huge productions, with many of them going viral and landing a few lucky couples on national morning shows such as The Today Show where they have the potential to attract an even bigger audience.

So, if the winner of this contest comes up with a clever proposal idea and it goes viral, it could be a huge PR coup for Philly tourism and their brand partners.

Win/win situation for all involved.