giveaway: $100 amazon giftcard (*first round*)

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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*)”

  1. I’m level 1. Thanks for the great giveaway!

  2. I shared on Twitter:

    http://twitter.com/Heroesgirl314/status/57346350278389760

  3. I’m usually a level 2.
    smchester at gmail dot com

  4. Definitely a level 4, maybe a 5.

  5. I’m a level 5 coffee-aholic. I prefer it rich and unflavored with just a touch of sugar, but every once in awhile, I absolutely love treating myself to hazelnut!! Iced coffee in the summer?? Nothing better!!~karen

  6. I would be a level 1.
    lazybones344 at gmail dot com

  7. Level 3 for me.

  8. Blogged: http://insanityisforthelame.blogspot.com/2011/04/giveaway-100-amazon-giftcard-first.html

  9. I am definitely a Level 2.

  10. I’m level 5.

  11. I am a level 1

  12. #3 here :)

  13. I’m a definite level 3.

  14. Tweeted http://twitter.com/#!/chipdip2010/status/57633072069349376

  15. level 3 with lots of cream & sugar
    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

  16. tweet
    http://twitter.com/#!/ChelleB36/status/57665865696542720
    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

  17. I think I’d probably be a 4 or 5.

    rogsdock[at]gmail[dot]com

  18. I think I’d like to try the level 2. Sounds really good!
    Thanks for the contest.

  19. I’m a level 3 decaf most of the time

  20. Must be a level zero because unbelievably I’ve never had a cup of coffee. I do love the smell, though. . .

  21. The smell of coffee reminds me of breakfast at my dad’s house when I was growing up, although I don’t drink it myself.

  22. I’d probably like Level 3

  23. I tweeted:

    http://twitter.com/#!/holud/status/58161431035650049

  24. Not suprising, I am a level 1; I like it light.

  25. I think I’d be a level 2.

  26. level 1 or 2, depending on how tired I am from dealing with the kids!

  27. I’m a level 3.

  28. Tweet.
    http://twitter.com/#!/mgoss123/status/58297199808880640

  29. I am definitely a level one…thank you!

  30. I’d like to try level 1 because i like sweet stuff

  31. I’m a level 4.

  32. tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/KerryBishop/status/58358162155249664

  33. I’m a 3, but some days I could slide that up or down and be happy.

    [email protected](yahoo)dot)com

  34. I’m not really a coffee drinker, so if I tried out Seattle’s Best, I’d have to go with the Level 1.

  35. I’m not a coffee drinker, but my BFF (who is) says level 4 would be awesome for her.

    Thanks for the giveaway >^..^<

  36. I’m a level 4, although occasionally I’ll take a walk on the level 5 side :)

    I like my coffee with sweetened with stevia, and with a touch of creamer (sometimes plain, sometimes flavored – at the moment, it’s Creme Brule)

  37. I like my coffee mild and light so that makes me level 1.

  38. I would be a level one for sure! Thanks so much for this awesome giveaway opportunity!

  39. I’m a level 3. Thanks for the give away!

  40. http://twitter.com/bikeohio/status/58721764825505793

  41. I wouldn’t care to try any level because I don’t like coffee (or even mocha flavoring).
    I *do* like Amazon.
    Thanks for the contest.

  42. blogged: http://slehan.blogspot.com/2011/04/win-100-visa-blogher-seattles-best.html

  43. I’m a Level 5 ‘cuz that’s what I need to wake into my days!

  44. I’m a level 5 with just a touch of half and half, no sugar.

  45. I tried this coffee a few weeks ago, Level 4 has my heart!

  46. i’m probably a 3

  47. i’m a level 1, mild with sugar.
    songyueyu at gmail

  48. i tweeted:https://twitter.com/#!/syytta/status/59051622013218817