Saturday, April 28, 2012

FOUR $10 Starbucks Gift Cards - Giveaway

Like most of you, on Monday we had some nasty weather.  After dropping the twins off at preschool, it was time for my usual run (I have to take advantage of fitting in my runs wherever I can).  When I pulled into the parking lot it was gray, windy, and cold, but I set out anyhow.  I'm a little behind in my mileage this month, so I can't afford to toss away opportunities to run at this point.

It started raining a mile into it.  Cold, drippy rain plastered my running tights and jacket.  I had not thought to wear a ball cap, and water ran in rivulets down my face, into my eyes.  It wouldn't have been so bad, except gusts of frigid wind beat against my wet clothes.  Cold. Wet.  But I was out!  I was running!  And then?  Four miles into it?  The batteries in my radio died.  And while I do run without music (in fact, I never race with music, as I want to focus), it was just an added insult. 

What I needed, at this point, was a boost to my spirits.  Well, heck, I needed a bribe!  And so, I promised myself a treat after I finished my run.  I promised myself a steaming latte from Starbucks, using the gift card my aunt and uncle gave me for Christmas. 

And so it was.  Soggy and shivering, I completed my 7 mile run and drove myself right around the corner to the nearest Starbucks.  Tall Skinny Vanilla Latte in hand, I had a luxurious 35 minutes to warm up in the car and do a little reading before picking up the twins.  Nice.

Want to treat yourself?  I have four (that's right, FOUR!!) $10 Starbucks gift cards to giveaway this week, thanks to Logallot, where you can learn all sorts of wonderful tips about blogging.  To enter, just click on the "Read More" under my signature.
Disclaimer:  I did not receive anything in exchange for this giveaway.  However, I know ya'll love Starbucks, so I was happy for the chance to offer it! 
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103 comments:

Clint Baker said...

Good Morning! We love some Star Bucks! Also I read yesterday, were you can use the cardboard sleeve to put down around your little plants to help keep bugs from crawling on them.

laughwithusblog said...

I could use some Starbucks right now! :)

kari jasus said...

i'd get an iced coffee with cream and stevia

Sonya @ Under the Desert Sky said...

That's the one thing I don't like - running in the rain. During Air Force training, there were a number of early mornings (like, before sunrise) when we'd be out running in the rain. There's just something a bit less fun about running all soaking wet.

Anyway, your treat sounds great - warming up with a latte and some reading time! I sometimes stop for a coffee "treat" during the semester. I love getting Starbucks' iced caramel macchiattos - so tasty.

TexWisGirl said...

i think that is a fine way to soothe the insults. :)

A Quiet Corner said...

I could use a Skinny Latte right about now...heading out to walk with the kids! Seven miles in the rain...no wonder you had a sore throat!...:)JP

Gretta said...

I would totally get a White Chocolate Hot Chocolate

Mami2jcn said...

I would get a Caramel Macchiato at Starbucks.

Thanks for the chance!

I entered on the rafflecopter with my Facebook username (Mary Happymommy).

Laura Railing said...

I LOVE their Java Chip Frappe with whip. Mmm. Or their chai latte! Yum!!

Out on the prairie said...

I relish going out for a good cup.I fix it at home but it doesn't have all the goodies i like.

Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...

a frappuchino!! yum!! thank you!

Myya said...

You know I looooove Starbucks! Even though the weather is warming up I still enjoy a nice hot cup, just the thought of a Venti 2 pump white mocha with a pump of peppermint sets my nerves at ease :)

Jo said...

I haven't had Sbux in waaaay too long. I love it so. If I got a gift card, it would be a triple grande skinny cinnamon dolce latte, all the way baby.

PS: Do you announce giveaway winners on your blog? Or do we have to check back in comments?

Yoga Mommy said...

Vegetables, egg and Monterey jack cheese on an artisan roll and Double Chocolate Chip Frappacino

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Rachel said...

Hmmm, probably something warm...its kind of cold out lately!

Danielle PB said...

A mocha mint frap Yum!

Naomie said...

I would get a Java Chip Frappucino! It's my favorite!

beth said...

a tall iced coffee with half and half and one splenda!

Danielle S. said...

I'll get my favorites, the Cinnamon Dolce Latte and Caramel Frapp

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tree said...

i'd get a caramel latte. Yummy! thanks for the chance!

Andrea (ace1028) said...

Grande skim iced chai latte. :>

Barbara Montag said...

Will treat my sis & I to a Skinny Latte!
Thank you.

Texan said...

Yep that would certainly be a good bribe on the running :O) ... I will toss my hat in on this one :O)

*Brittany C* said...

I'd get a white chocolate iced latte! Thanks:)

Yolanda @ Chickens on the Moon said...

A cappuccino! I love coffee so much, and some kind of pastry to go with it!

4kids1mom said...

A grande mocha. Yumm. Do you like that book? I read it on a rec from someone else. . . Way different than I thought it would be. Let me know what you think of it. -Denise

Elizabeth said...

I would get a Strawberry Smoothie!
Thanks for the giveaway

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G said...

mocha frappecino

Rebecca Shockley said...

XL Mocha!
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amramazon280 said...

mocha frap

Tina Fariss Barbour said...

A coffee and a book? A little bit of heaven . . . .

I am so impressed with your fortitude to run in the cold rain.

Madeline Brubaker said...

I'll get a cafe misto.

Angie said...

I love their mocha frappuccino

Josiah said...

I would get the Caramel Frappachino

Tegan said...

A Green tea Frapp.

Beth said...

If I win, I'll be getting a tall nonfat dirty chai, which is my ultimate beat-the-rain comfort drink. :)

jenmalonee said...

hot chocolate

jennifer marie

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Cinderella10383 said...

I will get a hot coffee with half and half plus chocolate powder

Jamie Brigham
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The Knapps said...

I would get an iced green tazo tea :)

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Charis's Mum said...

I'd get a tall iced coffee with vanilla and half and half.

Dawn said...

I'd get a bag of coffee beans to brew my own coffee at home, French Roast or one of their limited flavors!

Dawn said...

I'd get a bag of coffee beans to brew my own coffee at home, French Roast or one of their limited flavors!

Christa said...

Double Chocolate Chip Frap! Yum!!! Thanks for the giveaway!

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

Venti Latte. That's such a good treat.

Crunchy Beach Mama said...

Peppermint Frappe! :)

Tracy R said...

I love my nonfat lattes! I would get 3 days worth with the $10 GC. Thanks for the chance!

Char W said...

Italian soda or smoothie :)

Tes283 said...

Green tea Matcha latte with extra matcha - real milk.

Valia said...

I would get a Java Chip frappuccino.

meredith m said...

oatmeal and a chai tea latte!

Marija said...

Mocha frappucino for me!

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Jenny said...

I would actually give this to my sister as a gift :)

Shelley said...

love starbucks! thanks for the chance to win :)

TheMiddleClassMom said...

White Chocolate Mocha for me anda cake pop for my son

Jessica Bleasdale (Rafflecopter: JACB)
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Kristen said...

I'd get a decaf Caramel Macchiato.

Daisy TrendyMomReviews said...

New follower! I would love to win the Starbucks gc and go crazy on their mini cupcakes! :)

ellie said...

I'd get a Caramel Macchiato for sure.

Rebecca W. said...

Iced Caramel Macchiato!

Aunt Maggie Rocks said...

a white chocolate hot chocolate in the the biggest cup i can find!!!

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slehan said...

some chai tea
Thanks for the contest.

Calli said...

I love java chip frapps!

Jodi said...

Caramel Frappuchino!

flairshare/lollimom said...

I would enjoy a vanilla latte....ooh, that sounds good right now actually!
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Nancy said...

I might get an iced coffee!

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Noelle said...

A Hot Carmel Macchiato

JoMoni10 said...

I will give it to my father for fathers day since he goes all the time

@nola727 said...

A vente mocha frap. Thanks for the chance to win!

Norleans

Ashley Morrissey said...

Double Chocolate Chip frap!

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1froglegs said...

I will get a muffin or a scone

Joretta Foster said...

Caramel Frappuchino

Erica said...

Mocha Frapuccino with cinnamon dolce and toffee nut topped with whipped cream and mocha drizzle.

Michelle P. said...

I love their orange mango smoothie!

Kathleen Conner said...

I'd get a double espresso and a scone.
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FromFurrin said...

I'd get the lemon pound cake if I win. Thanks for the giveaway.
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AmyDalrymple said...

An iced caramel macchiato!!

Rowell Reviews said...

Something decaf and a treat. kekagel(at)yahoo.com

Jessica P said...

Iced white mocha!!

Welcome To My Sweepstakes City! said...

This may sound boring but I love plain coffee with cream and sugar. Thanks for this chance.

Kristie said...

I would get a Maple Oat Pecan Scone and a Strawberry Smoothie. Delicious!
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Crib Couture said...

A caramel latte and croissant

awhartness said...

I would get a double chocolate frappuchino.

BethElderton said...

Venti Iced White Chocolate Mocha with 2 extra shots (yes, 2 extra, please) no whip.
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Becca Acker said...

I think I'd let my mom or sister get something, since they like coffee :)

savannah said...

Me and my son share a hot chocolate when we go :)

Dawn said...

I would get a nonfat latte!!! Yum!

cupcake mama said...

A blended Chai Tea!!
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Amanda said...

salted caramel iced mocha

Dianna said...

I would get an Ice Mocha Frappa-- Oh Yummmm

amweeks said...

I would love to get their iced chai!

Holly S. said...

Ready? Here we go...A Venti, Iced, non-fat, no whip, White Mocha. Heavenly! Thanks for the giveaway!
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Missy L said...

I will get an Iced White Chocolate Mocha for my hubby and a hot one for me

The Halo Effect said...

An iced caramel mocha.
Holly S.

Allisha Gold said...

I'd get a mocha frapuccino :D Thank you!

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Trasina said...

I would get hot chocolate!

jodi lasher said...

most likely a mocha cappucino

John Billiris said...

an espresso and a muffin
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Kamilah said...

caramel apple spice

Michelle said...

Iced coffee or a green tea

My Journey With Candida said...

Hubs and my Daughter love Starbucks. I would buy them a coffee

dawkinscj said...

Im after the Strawberry Smoothie!

Emily N. said...

I'd get one of their new flavors of frapuccinos.

Deal Bunny said...

a coconut mocha!!! (dealbunny20@gmail.com)

Julie said...

I would get the White Chocolate Hot Chocolate

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