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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 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!***


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.


  • 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. I would definitely be a level 5. I love Seattle’s Best!

  2. I’m a 4! I think it fits me pretty perfectly, really. And that’s the boldness I’d be most likely to order…weird.

  3. I’m definitely a Level 3. I love dark roasts (levels 4-5) but I like having a more balanced flavor and more caffeine. (The darker the roast, the less caffeine your coffee has!)

  4. Think I’d be a 4.
    Such a clever site — I could spend some time there! :)

  5. I think I would be a 3! Coffee! YUM

  6. I’d be a 1, but I’d drink a 3 or 4. ;)

  7. Based on the flavor profiles of the 5 different levels. I’d probably have to go with 4 or 2. Four because I eat (and am addicted to) chocolate and peanut butter. And then 2, because there are some mornings when I need something light and easy to drink. :-D

  8. I think I’m a level two!

  9. tweeted!!/chocandcarrots/status/53894782753320960

  10. I am definitely a 5!

  11. I think I’d be a level 1!!

  12. Definitely a 4. Of course, I’m basing that more on the coffee description than the personal description. :-)

  13. I think I am a level 4.

  14. I think I’m a 4, but I want to try them all!

  15. I tweeted (@mischiefml)!

  16. I’d say I’m a 3.

  17. Definitely #2, though some days #4 ;)

  18. Definitely level 1

  19. My college used to serve Seattle’s Best Coffee… it wasn’t something I’d be too excited about back then, but I think if my school brought SBC back now, it looks like it would be awesome!

    I think I’m a level 4. I’m rather quiet and reserved. As for consumption, I’d drink a 1. I love my sweetness and hate bitterness!

  20. I am a definite 5! I love the new website and new clean look of SB!

  21. I think I would be a level 2…but I’m curious to try them all!!

  22. I would most definitely be a level 5! Im loving this new label of Seattle’s Best!!

  23. I think I’m a 3. Maybe a 4. I would need to taste them! Maybe I will go do just that!!

  24. My husband is definitely a 5! Wow!

  25. i am a level 2!

  26. Pretty sure I’d be a level 1; sounds like it fits me well.

  27. after working 3rd shift and then coming home to take care of my kids…..i’m a 4 with some yummy chai or hazelnut:)
    Jenny B

  28. I’m definitely a level 5!

  29. Level 3. I love coffee with buttery things and I love vanilla, so it sounds like the right level for me!

  30. I’d be up there in the 4 or 5 range–definitely a 6 if they had that!

  31. Definitely a 4!! What a fun system!

  32. Hmm… I’m gonna go with Level 4. Sounds good!

  33. I’d say I’m a level one – I prefer “wimpy” coffee!!

  34. probably a 2 for me!


  36. I think I’m a 4 or a 5, once I was able to find the correct site.

  37. This makes me wish I drank coffee! I’ll pass this post along to my coffee drinking friends though.

  38. … By the way, it took some serious headscratching to figure out how this worked. Might want to just provide a link to the SB site that explains it, because there’s no direct link anywhere.

  39. I’m a 2!!

  40. I’m probably a 3 or 4

  41. I’m a level 2. I drink it almost every day!

  42. I think I’m a 1 :)

  43. I’m a level 2~~

  44. tweet!/sleatham1/status/54095953162014720

  45. I am a level 4, love my coffee dark with lots of cream.

    gmissycat at

  46. Tweeted here too!/gmissycat/status/54135882499895297

    gmissycat at yahoo dot com

  47. I’m a level one!