Tuesday, June 22, 2010
$10 GC Giveaway-Have a Coffee (or two) On Me!
In my town in Maine we have three places to get a good coffee... Dunkin Donuts, Starbucks, or Tim Hortons. I can tell you that my hubby has utilized all three of them at one time or another-I really am NOT a coffee person (though it smells SO good brewing!) and am more of a hot cocoa/hot chocolate person. And yes, I have also gotten hot chocolate at all three places myself too... because I definitely don't want to be left out!
Right now, hubby is drinking Central American coffee, whether it be from Antigua or Huehuetenango, he is in coffee heaven drinking the local goodness. My sister in law owns a store, and I'd already told her to buy lots of Pepsi Light or Coca-Cola Light, which is actually what they call Diet Pepsi and Diet Coke down here. I definitely wanted to be stocked up-and told her that I'd better be sure to get the darn bottle too because believe it or not, a friend advised me that a common practice down here is for the store owner to open the bottle, pour the contents of your soft drink into a plastic bag, and hand you a straw. They have glass bottles down here, but because they are returnable and receive credit for them, it's easier to hand the customer a plastic baggie with their soda pop rather than hope that the bottle comes back later when the customer is finished. (although I have now seen ads that feature plastic bottles too... I'm not sure if the practice is the same though. Maybe it only applies to mom and pop type stores with glass bottles in their coolers...) My sister in law seemed to know what I was talking about, and promised me a good inventory of "light" soda pop. My husband chuckled a bit, and threatened to put a small pinhole in the bottom of my baggie if we go someplace and I end up having to drink my "light" cola this way. I won't tell you what my response to him was, but I can tell you that it wasn't nice, lol.
So while hubby is basking in Central American coffee beans down here, and I am taking in the aroma of all that is good-I thought I'd post another giveaway. I know you all are thirsty and are in need of a quick jolt of caffeine to brighten your day. So while my Pepsi Light is kicking in this morning, I thought I'd offer my readers a $10 USD gift card to the place of choice. You can choose one of the three I've listed above: Tim Hortons, Dunkin Donuts or Starbucks. When I come back from Guatemala I will choose a winner and go buy the GC to their coffee house of choice.
Giveaway starts today June 22nd and will end July 8th at 11:59 PM EST. Giveaway is open to US AND Canadian residents (however keep in mind the GC will be in USD not Canadian $) and you will need to respond to my email within 48 hours or another winner will be chosen. You do not have to have a blog to enter, however you must leave me a way to contact you if you win. Winner will be chosen by Random.org.
Your first MANDATORY entry is easy-just tell me which one of the three places you'd want your $10 GC from: Dunkin Donuts, Tim Hortons or Starbucks!
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Disclaimer: I received no compensation for this giveaway. I am purchasing this item myself to give to one of my lucky readers to enjoy their favorite beverage of choice at one of three national establishments. I am not in any way affiliated with any of the above places, and all opinions are my own.