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Salvatore’s $20K Wedding Giveaway

Round one has ended.

Congratulations to our top eight contestants moving on to round two.

View our top contestants on the leaderboard tab. Voting for round two begins March 2, 2020.

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Round 1 has ended on 2/21/20
Names of Couple: Deja Thompson & Clarence Middlebrook
Votes: 410

Views: 8183
Tell Us Why You Should Win: Clarence and Deja started dating as teenagers. We have grown emotionally and spiritually into adulthood together. We come from humble beginnings, but we work hard with a plan for success. Last year, we were fortunate enough to purchase our first home at age 22. Recently, Clarence proposed. We want to get married on August 22 because we met each other on August 22, 2015 and have been inseparable ever since. Deja is a fulltime graduate student in law school while simultaneously completing her Master of Social Work. She volunteers as a court advocate for children and works part-time at a local law firm. She also serves as a mentor and public speaker for inner-city youth. Clarence works diligently to protect the rights and quality of life of persons with mental disabilities. He is a traditional gentleman who always holds the door open for women and shovels our elder neighbor’s sidewalk during the winter. He supports the home while Deja is in school. If we win this competition, we would love to have a traditional wedding at our church and a nice reception to celebrate with those who have supported us over the years.

Salvatore’s $20k Giveaway

2020 Contest Schedule

Round 1 

Participants upload pictures to  Participants encourage friends and family to vote for their pictures.  All votes must be confirmed with a valid email address.  One vote per email address.  Votes will be tallied on our website for all to see. The top 8 couples after 11:59pm on Friday, February 21, 2020 will move on to round 2.  Top 8 couples will be notified on Saturday, February 22, 2020.  

Round 2

The top 8 couples are required to make a 3-5 minute videos about their engagement/relationship story and post them to  All videos must be posted/submitted by Saturday, February 29th, 2020 at 11:59pm.  Any couples who do not submit a video by this date will automatically withdraw from contest. Voting for Round 2 begins Monday, March 2, 2020.  Votes will be tallied on our website for all to see.  The top 4 couples after 11:59pm on Sunday, March 8, 2020 will move on to round 3.  The top 4 couples will be notified on Monday, March 9, 2020.

Round 3 

The top 4 couples will schedule a time for a final interview to be filmed and posted to  Interview must take place from March 9-14, 2020.  All videos will be edited and posted by Salvatores by Monday, March 16, 2020.  Voting will run from Monday, March 16-Monday, March 23.  The total votes will not be posted in Round 3.


The top 4 couples will come to Salvatores Hospitality, 6461 Transit Rd. Depew, NY 14043 on Tuesday, March 24, 2020 at 6pm for a reception and live presentation of the winner.  Couples can bring up to 10 guests to live giveaway reception.