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Win a Box of La Gloria Cubana Serie “R” No. 7’s!!!

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Casas Fumando is making one lucky winner’s Valentine’s day, a special one.

Ties? Cologne? Deodorant? Who needs any of that when you have fine cigars. Casas Fumando has teamed up with the amazing people at Bonita Smoke shop to offer one lucky winner a chance to get what they really want for Valentines day. A brand new box of La Gloria Cubana Serie “R” Natural #7’s!!

Win a Box of 25 La Gloria Cubana Serie "R" Natural #7

I didn’t want to open the cellophane on the box, so I used a stock image, but you get the jist of it I’m sure.

La Gloria Cubana Serie “R” Natural #7:

Size: 7×58  –  Wrapper: Ecuadorian Sumatra  –  Binder/Filler: Dominican & Nicaraguan Blend

Anyway, now for the good stuff. Entering is easy!

Simply comment under this post and let me know what you plan to do for your wife, husband, boyfriend, girlfriend, self, dog, cat, pet rock…whatever, for Valentines day! One randomly selected winner will be chosen Friday, January 29th, and will be shipped this fine box of cigars just in time for Valentine’s day!

To obtain a second entry in our drawing:

all you have to do is tweet “Win a box of La Gloria Cubana Serie “R” from Casas Fumando, check out for details. @tonycasas” make sure to include the @tonycasas so that I can track the retweets.

Pretty simple eh?! Now get to commenting. I need ideas as I’m not the hopeless romantic my wife wishes I was! Good luck!!

Tony Casas is a 32 year old Creative Managing/Webdesigning/Craft Beer Drinking Cigar smoker from El Paso, Texas. When he isn't loving his wife he is either sleepy, hungry, or suffering from a headache.


  1. Dan Reeve

    January 17, 2010 at 6:52 pm

    This will be my first Valentines day with a wife not a girlfriend. Unfortunately we’re still paying off the honeymoon so no BIG gifts this year. Luckily one of our wedding gifts was a gift card to the place we had our wedding reception. So I think we’ll be dinning there and remembering all our great moments in that building.


  2. Dalamscius

    January 17, 2010 at 6:59 pm

    Planned a surprise vacation. Called her boss and booked the time off secretly. She’s got no idea!

  3. Bradinbuffalo

    January 17, 2010 at 7:07 pm

    a card….we don’t get crazy..

  4. Pedro Martinez

    January 17, 2010 at 7:09 pm

    I’m planning to Rosemarry out for a nice dinner on the 13th; haven’t decided which restaurant yet. That would be followed by a fine brunch with plenty of mimosas.


  5. Mike Wilson

    January 17, 2010 at 7:10 pm

    While I”d love to “gallantly show up at her doorstep, 1500 miles away” I think an unexpected visit isn’t quite in the cards. However, I do have a special gift I’m preparing. Mum’s the word though.

  6. David Allen

    January 17, 2010 at 7:11 pm

    A nice dinner out and a movie.

  7. JaimeVR

    January 17, 2010 at 7:19 pm

    What I have planned for Valentine’s Day weekend is to take my nephews and niece to an island close to St. Thomas (USVI) called Culebras for some fishing, sea food, and some boat time. It’s a surprise, so let’s keep it between us.

  8. Matthew

    January 17, 2010 at 7:19 pm

    Great contest and idea Tony! And congrats on the sponsorship! Hmmmm, Valentine’s Day…we’ve got a 16 month old and another one on the way, so there won’t be much romanticizing! We’ll enjoy a nice dinner out, probably the movie “Valentine’s Day” and then call it an early night. Romantic, right!? I feel so old!

  9. Vic81

    January 17, 2010 at 7:21 pm

    Thanks for the contest. I am taking my wife out to dinner and then spending the night out with her. Babysitter is scheduled to stay with our boys overnight, so mom and dad (us) can have a night away.

  10. BigSmokeDan

    January 17, 2010 at 7:23 pm

    La Glorias are a very fond memory, I got a box of Serie R as a signing bonus from the last place I worked. Man what a cigar! If I win, I will be out with the wife on Valentines Day at the Daytona 500 and guess what we’ll be smoking them, I’m sure since she loves cigars now too. I thought that this would be a bad thing but she likes med bodied smokes and isn’t afraid to be seen with a large ring gauge! Afterwards, we’ll hit a late night dinner at the beach somewhere like the Upper Deck. Sweet ! Thanks to Bonita Smoke Shop for this killer give-away!

  11. Chris Campbell

    January 17, 2010 at 7:45 pm

    No candies this year we’re on the diet kick. I found a nice stuffed animal frog and maybe dinner at Wasabi for some sushi and some hibachi goodness.

  12. Andy K.

    January 17, 2010 at 8:03 pm

    I’m here to win cigars and read reviews.

  13. Zé do Charuto

    January 17, 2010 at 8:17 pm

    We’ll be getting down at carnaval in Brazil

  14. Agent 86

    January 17, 2010 at 8:40 pm

    Second Valentines in a long time with no one. Wife and her girlfriend seem to be having a nice time though.

  15. Elijah

    January 17, 2010 at 9:40 pm

    I am going to take Sonny on a date, <3 sonny. lol

  16. Joseph

    January 18, 2010 at 7:01 am

    My wife and I always have a romantic dinner at home for Valentine’s Day. Our anniversary is on Feb. 18 (15 yrs!) so we always have a big night out on that date.

  17. Chris M.

    January 18, 2010 at 7:09 am

    I’ll be treating myself to a nice cigar and a drink.

  18. DaByrdman33

    January 18, 2010 at 7:13 am

    I have planned a weekend getaway at Lansdowne Resort in Leesburg, VA. It’s a long weekend with the Presidents’ Day holiday on that Monday so it should be fun. Thanks for the contest. I certainly hope I win.

  19. FriedBob

    January 18, 2010 at 7:23 am

    We are going to try to go away for a cruise.

  20. Carl (

    January 18, 2010 at 7:23 am

    I will be grabbing a nice fat stick, sitting down at the lounge and just relaxing….

  21. WIlliam

    January 18, 2010 at 7:41 am

    My girlfriend and I typically spend our valentine at home. Since she is a vegetarian and I am not, I typically whip her something up and nice and then I throw a big slab of meat on the grill for myself. After a couple bottles of wine we typically dip into some single barrel bourbon and she sits outside with me while I light a stick! -W

  22. Kyle H.

    January 18, 2010 at 7:43 am

    My wife loves to shop so we’ll go on our annual shopping/dinner trip. I love to eat, she loves to shop. It’s a win-win!!!

  23. Jacob Krell

    January 18, 2010 at 9:41 am

    My wife and I got married on Valentine’s Day 6 years ago so I holds extra significance to me. Do to the nature of my work and having very little seniority. I have been away from home and trying to hold onto a job during the winter months. This year I have been laid off and have no options. Financially we are in serious trouble so I can’t afford to do all the wonderful things I want to do for her. I can’t afford any fancy gifts.

    This year I am going to write her a letter to tell her what she means to me. We are going through hard times and I know it is equally stressful on her. I am going to make sure the house is clean so she can totally relax. I am going to take care of the kids so she can have some time to herself. We will have a nice dinner cooked by yours truly and served by candlelight. Maybe after that just cuddle up with a good movie.

    This year I can’t afford anything really but I am going to try to give my wife more of me. I am just glad that she is very down to earth and not materialistic. She also supports my love of cigars which makes her extra special. Now if I could just get her to start liking the Xbox 360!

  24. The Champ

    January 18, 2010 at 9:47 am

    Well I wasn’t planning to do anything for Valentine’s Day b/c I didn’t have a girlfriend but now I do so I’m thinking a nice dinner possibly in D.C., maybe a movie and just spending the evening together.

  25. soxnfinsfan/patrick sherer

    January 18, 2010 at 9:56 am

    This will be our 12th Valentines day together (my wife and I) so we don’t get too crazy.(4 kids) We’ll probably get rid of the kids, have dinner together open a nice bottle of wine and have a quiet evening together…or we’ll stay at home and just look at each other…and talk about how romantic I used to be! LOL

  26. Keith1911

    January 18, 2010 at 10:08 am

    I don’t have exact plans yet but my wife and I will probably stay home and avoid all of the crowded restaurants.

  27. Felix Gonzalez

    January 18, 2010 at 10:08 am

    I have three women in my family to gift each Valentines Day. My wife, and my two daughters 13 and 11 years old..For my wife, a dozen roses, sweet treats, and a nice weekend away. For my daughters each a single rose and a gift card to their favorite store…it’s been my tradition for many years now to treat them all to something nice. For my girls its a reminder of how a man should respect them, love them, and treat them like a fragile vase….

  28. CAOFanatic/Jerry Kontur

    January 18, 2010 at 10:12 am

    Dinner at the Melting Pot (Fondu Restaurant) – they have private booths you can reserve. Then what ever she wants to do.

  29. GPK3

    January 18, 2010 at 10:16 am

    I am taking my fiance to a Pens game and then we are staying at a hotel by the arena and hitting the casino.

  30. Jared

    January 18, 2010 at 12:44 pm

    This is my first Valentine’s Day with my wife. Last year I was in Iraq. So i plan on taking her out to a nice dinner with a a couple hours with no crying baby and just some peace and quiet. No stogies that night though, Gots smoochin to do.

  31. Adam

    January 18, 2010 at 1:25 pm

    Honestly, i would love to just spend Valentine’s day with my wife. Alone, something romantic. But since my newly inherited step-children play such an important role in our lives we will probably end up doing something as a family. I’m thinking, take the day off, movies, lunch, shopping, followed by a lovely dinner at home only to end the day with some family fun and boardgames around the fire. It’s cold up here, so we can snuggle up around the fireplace .

  32. JoeyV

    January 18, 2010 at 10:02 pm

    Im luck enough to have a wife whose Bday is Feb 14. Double whammy, so I took the initiative of “moving” Valentines day to March 14th for her. She was excited about my romanticism and I get to save dough on flowers. They are MUCH cheaper in March. On top of that we had a baby in Dec ruining all hopes of any romance that day. Ill be smoking cigars on the patio (God willing).

  33. Johnny Brooke - The Weekly Cigar

    January 19, 2010 at 12:54 am

    I have no clue what I am doing for Valentine’s Day. I’ll probably just go out to eat with my wife and maybe go see a movie. Valentine’s Day is a lame holiday IMO. lol

  34. Thomas R.

    January 19, 2010 at 1:41 am

    Since I’m somewhat of a chef, I would likely turn it out in the kitchen. We don’t typically go out that day since it’s always crowded and overpriced. We’ll celebrate it on our time. Afterwards, I’ll enjoy a delicious cigar and she’ll enjoy the aroma. It’s always a nice evening.

  35. MadRobusto

    January 19, 2010 at 2:21 am

    Probably a big fat nothing! I’m single, and it’s probably best at this time of my life. Since I found cigars to be my one true love. I will probably be online trying to luck up on a good deal at some of those sites that keep you addicted to them. I’m no Daddy Warbucks so my options are limited. So I’ll be in the company with my dates, from a low end Brocatus to another cutie Puros Indios. If La Gloria Cubana wants to join me, she is always welcomed, I’ve never had the pleasure of making her acquaintance and I’ll take every measure to make her feel right at home! ;0)

  36. dj

    January 19, 2010 at 8:42 am

    Special box-o-chocolates; flowers, BABYSITTER & Dinner!

    I love my offspring, but I do so miss simply going out to dinner with the dear wife–“just us” outings are a special treat for all involved.

  37. Michael williams

    January 19, 2010 at 10:06 am

    For VTines day, I’ll be taking my girlfriend to Annapolis,MD. She likes the small shops dock-side. We will have dinner Sunday Night and dance at Ram’s Head Tavern to The Billy Price Band. Chocolate strawberries for dessert. Enjoy!

  38. Richard Feller

    January 19, 2010 at 11:00 am

    Enjoy a cigar and a good drink and toast to love of life

  39. Ron Hollatz

    January 19, 2010 at 4:05 pm

    We are having a group valentines day dinner with three other couples. We’ve all been together long enough that we don’t want to deal with getting reservations or getting dressed up. We’d rather spend a nice quite evening and a good meal with friends

  40. David R.

    January 19, 2010 at 9:30 pm

    Valentine’s Day is usually pretty quiet: I make a nice omelette and coffee for the wifey, rub her feet, and like that.

  41. CigarsThomas

    January 20, 2010 at 12:13 am

    wife and I’s 5th anniversary on the 11th so we’ll go out to a nice dinner on the 11th and stay in w the kid on the 14th to avoid crowds.

    i got her some diamond earings for the “special day”!


  42. Jerry

    January 21, 2010 at 11:43 pm

    just a simple card and dinner…nothing to exciting.

  43. Big Mike

    January 22, 2010 at 1:14 pm

    It has become a tradition in the last few years that my wife and I make reservations at the castle de blanc or white castle as most people know it. It started as a joke I played but my wife actually liked the idea so we have kept it going. Then onto a movie and after that cigars. This is one day, one day out of the whole year she will smoke a cigar with me. on the patio. Takes the stress out of the day and makes it enjoyable.

  44. Phil

    January 23, 2010 at 1:18 pm

    I’m smoking a series R #7 as I write this – last one in the humidor – so figured I had to enter. We’ll keep it simple for V Day – not working at the moment.

  45. Big-a-boyd

    January 23, 2010 at 2:29 pm

    Well I got my wife pregnant. So to save money I plan on taking her out to a nice dinner and giver her a few hours at a spa she earned it for sure.

  46. mcangeli

    January 23, 2010 at 8:36 pm

    To avoid the crowds we won’t go out on the 14th, but I’ll pickup a couple of nice steaks, some fresh veggies and potatoes and a good bottle of wine.

    We’ll either put the kids to bed early or we’ll send them to the Grandparents for a night…

  47. Jesse James Chen

    January 24, 2010 at 12:47 am

    Coincidentally, this year’s Valentines day is Chinese New Year. We gonna visit my wife’s hometown in China and meet her family first time. This is already romantic and big enough, not even have to mention a followed second honeymoon in Thailand.

    May all beings be happy.

  48. ROTHNH

    January 25, 2010 at 9:51 am

    A tradition for many years is for me and my special someone to dine at the chef’s table in the small, intimate surroundings of Lena’s place. Without a reservation and with bottle in hand (Lena’s is BYOB) we arrive. Our table is ready. We never order, confident Lena will, as she has for many years, serve us food which will be the star of a memorable experience. Lena is old now — late 70’s is my guess — and her sons and daughters run the restaurant, but on every Valentine’s Day it is Lena’s smile that greets us as is our tradition.

  49. FatloverOne

    January 25, 2010 at 5:51 pm

    Well after losing my job last week for being “too nice”, there won’t be any huge cash outlays for V-day. However, that won’t stop me from being “too nice” to my wife of 7 years. I’m opting for flowers this year, but the key here is this: I’m sending a big bouquet of flowers to her work, so she can get them in front of her co-workers. This scores MAJOR points because the women in her office love it, and she gets that great reminder that I love her, and that I still want everyone to know it. It also doesn’t hurt that you put the other guys who work there to shame.

    The rest is none of your business! Heh-heh!

  50. Stew

    January 25, 2010 at 6:53 pm

    We are expecting our new boy in March so we won’t be doing much. Dinner, movie at home and that’s about it.

  51. Lou Zava

    January 25, 2010 at 7:12 pm

    Well me and the wife never get to go out dancing. Latley she has been talking about country music and dancing, so I’m going to surprise her and take her to this hip country club/bar where some of her friends have been to. I went as far as I bought myself the whole git up. All I’m missing the hat. Hahah. We will have a blast for sure!
    This is besides giving her roses a card and dinner too. 

  52. Luis Baldon

    January 25, 2010 at 7:32 pm

    I will go to a nice restaurant, have a nice dinner an late…Of course make love all night long….jejeje

  53. Angel Vazquez

    January 25, 2010 at 8:06 pm

    Valentines Day just happens to be my mothers birthday. What I plan to do is call my sister up and have her meet me at an Italian restaurant without mom knowing. Then as soon as we walk in for them to start singing happy birthday. I plan to steal ever woman’s spotlight for a brief moment just to see my mother smile. It’ll be worth it.

  54. Carlos "CigarDR"

    January 26, 2010 at 7:30 am

    I Purchased a SPA day for the wife. Restaurants are usually so packed …

  55. DBCcigar

    January 26, 2010 at 8:23 am

    Great contest, Tony!

  56. Lee

    January 26, 2010 at 9:01 am

    We’ll have a nice quiet night at home that will end with me making sweet love to my wife or myself. (possibly both)

  57. red

    January 26, 2010 at 9:12 am

    I plan on taking the wife out to dinner to this place we have been wanting to go for years! Its a white table cloth resterant, and very unaffordable! But this is what she wants! Then we are going to go to a wine bar and let her drink up all the wine she can handle while i sip on IPAs ! Gonna be a good night i hope! Then hopefully come home and smoke a La Gloria Cubana ”R” 🙂
    thanks for the contest

  58. TimD

    January 26, 2010 at 9:15 am

    Just me this Valentine’s Day so I get off easy. I can say that the last Valentine’s Day with my ex cost me as much as several boxes of cigars… shoulda bought the cigars instead. 😉

    Thanks for the contest, Tony!

  59. BarkeepCat

    January 26, 2010 at 11:26 am

    Good question! Ask me on the 13th!

  60. Oxman

    January 26, 2010 at 12:30 pm

    I’ll be taking my lovely wife to dinner and then surprising her with a plane ticket with which she can follow me to Oklahoma City the next day where I have to spend a week for work!

  61. cigarsarge

    January 26, 2010 at 12:31 pm

    I’ve gotta work Valentines Day so the ole lady will have the gift of me when I get home.

  62. Rojo Camacho

    January 26, 2010 at 12:47 pm

    my wife and i usually dont do anything for valentines day (not that i dont get her at least some flowers and a card). this year, we probably wont do much, perhaps cook a nice dinner and spend some time with our 3 month old son.

  63. Louistogie

    January 27, 2010 at 12:09 am

    I plan on giving my girl a ring inside of her favorite cup cakes that she makes! But when shes not looking I’ll slip it in. Right before we eat.

  64. Steve Schenk

    January 27, 2010 at 7:13 am

    I usually make my wife dinner and we just do a small “date night” and I cave in and buy her a card for this “hallmark holiday”….do we need a day to show our love for eachother? Guess it makes everyone feel a little better.

  65. A well aged Cuban

    January 28, 2010 at 5:13 am

    The big one…asking her to marry me. Hope she doesn’t read this!

  66. WatchFrog(Anthony C)

    January 28, 2010 at 11:43 am

    First Sending Andy to a Babysitter. When Nikki comes home I’ll have a Mobile Massage Expert suprise her with 60 min treatment as I grill up 2 Filet Mignon and the fixings. Then after dinner, I’m running us off to the beach to “hang out” together.

  67. Anita Nava

    January 28, 2010 at 11:47 am

    I like contests ^_^ This is cool tony!

    Um, I have no one sadly 🙁 but I will buy myself some chocolates! Valentine’s Day gives me an excuse for sweets 🙂

  68. mcangeli

    January 28, 2010 at 11:49 am

    We’ll probably stay home most of the day and head to church Sunday night. Won’t go out to eat as it’s usually a mad house… may cook a nice dinner of steak, potatoes, Green beans and a good bottle of wine….

  69. Matt

    January 28, 2010 at 11:59 am

    I plan on coming back from a great dinner and suprising my wife with a cigar from the box I just won… I hope. 🙂

  70. Mike G

    January 28, 2010 at 12:00 pm

    A dozen pink roses will be delivered before I get home. We will have a nice boittle of red wine and dinner at home. We will share our evening with our one year son.

  71. Robb Hodges

    January 28, 2010 at 12:11 pm

    My wife’s b-day runs on Valentine’s Day, so I get double the dosage. Having said that, she likes is low key, so we will probably go see that cheesy flick she wants to watch and cook her a nice dinner.

  72. Mark

    January 28, 2010 at 1:23 pm

    Dinner and a fine bottle of wine will be the order of the day. Tulips as well (yep, tulips not roses – ladies preference). And if she is very lucky I’ll share one of the cigars I win in this contest!

  73. Chuck

    January 28, 2010 at 3:17 pm

    I have not been able to take my wife out for Valentines Day for nearly twenty years because I was always out of town on business the middle of February. This year I’ll be home to spend time with her – dinner, drinks, and a movie of her choice…who knows, maybe even a great cigar with her after the movie!!

  74. Cigar Inspector

    January 28, 2010 at 3:40 pm

    We’ll be going to a small town in the countryside for the week-end, enjoying the nature, good food & wine and the XL bed in the hotel 😀

  75. Matt

    January 28, 2010 at 3:46 pm

    I plan to take my wife golfing; she recently took up the sport, and we have a great time going out together. It is surprisingly relaxing and romantic. Probably follow up the game with a trip to a nice restaurant near the course, then home for a quiet movie, etc. 😉

  76. SeanMike

    January 28, 2010 at 3:50 pm

    Well, I don’t have a girlfriend, but I have someone I’m interested in – so I was thinking of surprising her with wine and flowers.

  77. toctoc

    January 28, 2010 at 3:53 pm

    I’ll buy some flowers the day BEFORE ! Mainly because i like to do things differently. Great smokes to all.

  78. Mike Wilson

    January 28, 2010 at 3:55 pm

    Alas, we’re just getting going and we’re pretty far apart so it’s going to be an (I hope) nicely written letter.

  79. Scott Downard

    January 28, 2010 at 5:00 pm

    Well, I will be spending Valentine’s day with my kids in California since my wife has to run the business. I will make it up to her with a nice little trip she doesn’t know about yet…heehee

  80. Blake Oliver

    January 28, 2010 at 5:56 pm

    My wife and I will be going to The House of Blues in Dallas with friends!

  81. Big Rig

    January 28, 2010 at 8:22 pm

    Flowers, candy, a card. Beef tenderloin medium on the grill, red wine for her, Johnnie Walker for me. Soft music, candy and some quality time together. Life is so busy, the best gift is our time.
    Thanks for the opportunity to share.

    Big Rig

  82. Jonathan Ellis

    January 29, 2010 at 1:02 am

    Well, I’ll be cooking my wife something special and hopefully farming the kids off to the in-laws…wine, dine and music…can it be bettered? Oh, and hopefully, a nice La Gloria Cubana Serie “R” Natural #7 to round the evening off 🙂

  83. The7thStreetReserve

    January 29, 2010 at 11:45 am

    I’ll probably give her flowers left over from our flower shop and then we’ll just sleep all evening. It’s a very different day when you own a flower shop!

  84. Thomas

    January 29, 2010 at 11:46 am

    I plan on smoking a couple stogies with some friends.

  85. Danny

    January 29, 2010 at 2:48 pm

    I’m takin my girl out for a nice seafood dinner, and never calling her again!


  86. Bret Sperling

    January 29, 2010 at 2:56 pm

    I plan on taking her out to dinner and then taking her to a cigar bar and enjoying a cigar together. About 4 or 5 times a year she loves to smope cigar (usually a cuban).

  87. Tadd

    January 30, 2010 at 4:16 pm

    Get a babysitter…. take her out for a movie. I know, I know, but that is her idea of an absolute great date. No need for dinner or flowers… Just some quiet time in a theater.

  88. Dalamscius

    January 30, 2010 at 5:05 pm

    I thought my comment was already here but seems to be missing… so I’ll mention it again.
    Booked a long weekend vacation away from the city. Informed her job that she won’t be coming in but didn’t tell her a thing. Going to be a total surprise.

  89. Ryan

    February 2, 2010 at 3:27 pm

    Planning to drop the kiddo off at the folks and enjoy a nice adult meal out to ourselves. Adult beverages will be on the menu and I’ll wrap up the night with a nice smoke.

  90. jimbobber

    December 20, 2010 at 4:01 pm

    While raising my kids, on Valentine’s Day I always bought a giant box of Whitman’s chocolates. I recently found a porcelain Whitman’s replica box and I plan to fill it with chocolates and deliver it personally to my daughter and grandkids on Valentine’s Day. It should make for a wonderful keepsake for them, and another chance for Grampa to spoil the little ones!

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