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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: Josean Gutierrez & Bethany Cybulski
Votes: 31

Views: 3515
Tell Us Why You Should Win: I first met my fiancé when we were in the 8th grade. He was my first boyfriend and first love. We dated for 3 years. After high school I joined the Army active duty and had to say goodbye to him. I served 10 years on active duty and 1 deployment. We lost contact with each other throughout those years but he stayed in contact with my parents and visited them often, asking about me and my life so many miles away. His heart and mine still belonged to one other but our lives went separate ways. In 2016 my mother was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer and I was granted a compassionate reassignment back to New York so I could be with her. Sadly she lost her battle with cancer within 3 weeks of me getting to NY. The biggest tragedy in my life brought mine and Josean’s paths back together. He was finally back in my life after so many years apart. He was there for the funeral, having to go through her things at the house, packing, cleaning, and just being there to hold my hand through it all. The silver lining of one of the hardest moments in my life brought my true love back to me. I decided to get off active duty and took a position with the New York National Guard in Dunkirk so I could rebuild my life back home with him. We have been together since then and in 2018 he proposed to me at Salvatores Restaurant on September 11th (which is my birthday) outside at the veteran Memorial tribute. We are also now pregnant with our first child together, a son Giovanni who is due on Valentine’s Day 2020. Winning the wedding money would be something beyond amazing for us. We are each other’s soul mate and I wish nothing more than to marry the man who became my true love in the 8th grade.

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.