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This is a sponsored review from BlogHer and Seattle’s Best.  Click the link below to read all about the review and GIVEAWAY!

***This giveaway is now closed.  Thanks for your participation!***

Get ready!  This is the first of (not one, but) two giveaways this month that will be sponsored by BlogHer.

As many of you may have noticed, Seattle’s Best has recently been kicking things up a notch.  Amongst other things, they’ve taken on a new logo, a new website, and now a new “levels” system for their different kinds of coffee!  So to test things out, they sent me and these other BlogHer food bloggers some samples of the new coffees to taste-test.

But before the coffee ever hit my french press, I went online to check out this intriguing new levels system.  Read on to hear about it, and get details for entering the giveaway for a $100 Amazon giftcard!

Now I have to admit, this “levels” system appealed to me for a few reasons…

First of all, I’m admittedly somewhat of a coffee novice (who happens to be good friends with a bunch of coffee snobs experts).  :)  I definitely give opinions whenever I really like (or don’t like) a specific cup of coffee.  But I couldn’t tell you the difference between a macchiato and a latte to save my life.  (Although Google just told me in 0.12 seconds.)

Second, I have a secret love of numbers and systems.  I may be an artist by profession, but I was a total math nerd in high school (and may have even competed in a math contest or two!).  So as much as I enjoy sometimes reading the fine print about the specifics of the flavor of each bag of coffee, the idea of a simple numbers system — especially when in a hurry — is a welcome option.

Third, as much as I love coffee shops (and the occasional drive-thru before an early morning at work), I’m making a conscious effort this year to make most of my coffee at home, and only do coffee “out” when I’m with friends.  So I’m in the slow process of beginning to taste-taste more blends and narrow down some of my favorites.  So if these levels will help narrow down my favorites with Seattle’s Best, bring it on!

So I went to www.seattlesbest.com to give it a go…

And while each of the 5 profile descriptions definitely make you feel good about yourself, I was surprised to find that “Level 2” seemed most like me. “Spontanteous and fun, you’re a curious optimist.  Fond of going off the beaten path, you enjoy creating your own adventures and seeing where your heart leads you.” The tagline for this level also says that “it makes ‘woke up on the wrong side of the bed’ obsolete”.  Um, yes please.

***This giveaway is now closed.  Thanks for your participation!***

ENTER THE GIVEAWAY:

So to enter this giveaway, here are the official rules:

Sweepstakes Prompt:

  • Which Seattle’s Best level you think YOU may be (1, 2, 3, 4 or 5!)?  Visit the Official site and click on the “Coffee Level System” link to read about each level if you’d like.

Rules:

  • Giveaway ends at 11:59pm Central Standard Time on April 17.
  • No duplicate comments.
  • You may receive (2) total entries by selecting from the following entry methods:
    • a)      Leave a comment in response to the sweepstakes prompt on this post
    • b)      Tweet about this promotion and leave the URL to that tweet in a comment on this post
    • c)      Blog about this promotion and leave the URL to that post in a comment on this post
    • d)      For those with no Twitter or blog, read the official rules to learn about an alternate form of entry.
  • This giveaway is open to US Residents age 18 or older.
  • Winners will be selected via random draw, and will be notified by e-mail.
  • You have 72 hours to get back to me, otherwise a new winner will be selected.
  • The Official Rules are available here.

Also, feel free to read the round-up of other bloggers’ reviews for more chances to win here!

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330 comments on “giveaway: $100 amazon giftcard (*first round*)”

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  1. tweet

    http://twitter.com/#!/Ardy22/status/59676064913428480
    ardy22 at earthlink dot net

  2. Level 3 with a little sugar and milk!

  3. I would be a level 3 with cream and sugar!

  4. Level 5 sounds like me
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  5. http://twitter.com/#!/dresdenrain/status/59686577961574400
    spcale at yahoo dot com

  6. I’m a level one light and crisp loaded with sugar

  7. I participated in their little test/game/giveaway and they declared me a level 5. Honestly, I like my coffee to be like melted coffee ice cream…lol…lots of cream and sugar!

  8. I tweeted here: http://twitter.com/#!/FotoMacro/status/59704406727335936

  9. I would be a 1 – mild and light with cream and sugar.

  10. Level 5 here I’ve always enjoyed strong coffee, that and a dessert and i am in heaven Thanks for the giveaway nupa123atgmaildotcom

  11. http://twitter.com/#!/rewcath/status/59709158139756544 tweeted @rewcath nupa123atgmaildotcom

  12. I would def go with a level 1 because I am not a big coffee drinker but when I do drink it I like it to taste more like the flavoring/sugar/creamer/whatever than the coffee! :D

  13. tweet
    http://twitter.com/#!/RePurrPussed/status/59707731757633536

  14. I’m a level 3 -I love my coffee not too strong, no milk, no sugar. I really love chocolate mint coffee, but that is hard to find, so I drink hazelnut a lot!
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  15. I’d be a level 3 to 4

  16. I think Level 3 would give me the flavor I crave and the jolt I require!

  17. I would love to try the level three, sounds good!

  18. I’m a level 3

  19. tweeted http://twitter.com/smash906/status/59746053058084864

  20. The darker and bolder the better, guess that would be level 5.

  21. I’m a level 4

  22. I’m definitely a level 3, flavorful but smooth!

  23. I think I would like the level 2.

  24. Thanks for the giveaway…I think Seattle’s Best Level 4 coffee blend would work for me !

  25. Tweet: http://twitter.com/#!/brianpiero/status/59767440397176832

  26. I would say level 3 love coffee. great giveaway thank you!
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  27. Tweeted too
    http://twitter.com/#!/latishajean/status/59770894918225920
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  28. Level 3!

  29. Level three with cream and sugar

  30. level 1 or 2 with lots of milk, little sugar or s/f vanilla syrup