The McAllen Chamber of Commerce recently announced the winners of its “Perfect Day in McAllen” contest.

The first place winner was Lucia Aguilar of Monterrey, Mexico; local resident Grace Garza took second place.

“The purpose of the contest was to promote how many wonderful attractions, restaurants and other amenities we have in McAllen,” said McAllen Chamber of Commerce Vice President Nancy Millar. “We gave people a few examples of what we were looking for, and then let them come up with their own perfect days.”

The contest was exclusively run online, Millar said. “We have attracted many followers on our website blog and on Facebook and Twitter,” she said. Social media is the primary way we promoted the contest.”

By winning the McAllen Chamber of Commerce’s “Perfect Day in McAllen” contest, Ms. Aguilar has won a full-body massage from De Sanchez Day Spa and dinner for two to Tony Roma’s, both in McAllen. Ms. Garza won dinner for two at Macaroni Grill in McAllen.

Winning entries can be found at To register for other contests, subscribe to the blog on the site, friend McAllen CVB on Facebook or follow McAllenCVB on Twitter.