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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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  2. I start my morning with juice, i have never tried coffee but maybe I should give it a try already!

  3. I think I’d be a 4! Seattle’s Best is awesome!

  4. Love that first cup of coffee in the morning. Level 4 would work for me!

  5. I think I’d be a level 3…

  6. Yum!! Have already tried level 4 and love it!!

  7. I’d say Level Three. I like the clean finish aspect.

  8. I think I’d classify myself as a level 4.

  9. i think i’m a level one! wish i was closer to a level four, but i’m just not that mysterious!

  10. I have just started to drink Cofee this levels thing sounds like something I should try!!

  11. I am a Level 4 after taking the quiz: rich, elegant, and complex!


  12. Level 3 sounds about right.

  13. Dark and bold, I’m a level 5.

  14. I think Level 3 for breakfast!

  15. I looooove coffee, but I am a weirdo and can’t drink it after 5 PM or I won’t sleep (and I’m younge…totally makes no sense). I love my coffee sweet, milky and lukewarm (I don’t really like anything hot). It’s got to have lots of milk and at least 2 packets of Splenda. Flavoring is a definitely plus. At Starbucks I like to get the iced soy caramel lattes….yuuuum. According to the quiz, I’m a level 2. I am about out of coffee, so I’ll have to give Seattle’s Best a try!

  16. I would be the #1. I’ll have to try it.

  17. I tweeted about the giveaway!/AtTheMapleTable/status/54367386714910720


  19. 2ND ENTRY TWEET @!/kytah00/status/54390368002785281

  20. Oh, my. I think I would be a 2! I love coffee. :)

  21. Level 1 I think – I’m a coffee woosie :)

  22. I think I’d be a 3 – need to try them all to be sure though!

  23. tweet!!/LAMusing/status/54401893568495616

  24. Definitely a level 3! I kinda like this leveling system also!

  25. I’m a level 3

  26. I would love a level 3 or 4 with half and half and truvia! I love coffee!!
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  27. tweet:!/CrazyItalian0/status/54534425354043392
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  28. Definitely a level 5!

  29. Definitely 1!! Looking forward to tasting.

  30. I would be a level 4 -woo!

  31. I’d probably be a level 3.

  32. I’m a level one, I think!

  33. It seems like I’m a level 2!

  34. I think I sound like I’m a level one personality, happily pragmatic, enjoy the simpler things in life.
    But my coffee choice would be their level five coffee.

  35. I am thinking a Level 3. Flavorful but not too strong:) Please enter me. Thanks!

  36. Tweet:D!/kingsdaughter24/status/54699678104690688

  37. I’m a level 3 with sugar and cream!

  38. i would be a level 3

  39. tweeted here:

  40. I’m a level 4 by the test as well as taste!

  41. hmm don’t really drink coffee that often…so probably a level 1?

  42. I am a level three :)

  43. Tweety tweet tweet!/royaldixie/status/54933793722736640

  44. I’m definitely a level 5, all the way! The darker and bolder, the better! I really like the level system and may emply it in my home – my husband would be a level 1, maybe 2 on a tough morning. We differ greatly in our coffee preferences, and I think this would help us in the already chaotic mornings!

  45. Level 4 with lots of cream :)

  46. Mild (level 1) with one splenda and a splash of skim milk.

  47. I usually drink a cup of hot tea in the morning,but I love coffee!
    Level 3 would work for me!

  48. I think I’d be Level 3