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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*)”

  1. I’d be a Level One, I am sure. I like it mild.

    dchrisg3 @ gmail . com

  2. Tweeted!/DchrisG3/status/59052480180400128

    dchrisg3 @ gmail . com

  3. I’d be a level 3 or 4…like it strong.

    wolverina401 at gmail dot com

  4. I am a level 2 — Makes “Woke up on the wrong side of the bed” obsolete — close, but not quite.
    Digicat {at} Sbcglobal {dot} Net

  5. I posted this giveaway on my blog. Here is where you can find it.
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  6. I think I’m a level 1.

  7. I think I’m level 4.

  8. A level 5

  9. I would be a level 3. Thanks!

    ddenny20110 at gmail dot com

  10. I’m a level 4. Lots of coffee flavor but without the burnt flavor French Roast has to my taste buds.

  11. I’m a level 1, I like mild flavored coffee. I’d add 4 creams and 4 sugars!

    pauleyd68 (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  13. I’m definately a level 4

  14. I’m not a coffee drinker but my husband and oldest son are. They both like it black and strong. So they’d be levels 5.
    Thanks for the giveaway!
    eswright18 at gmail dot com

  15. tweet!/eswright18/status/59371028371087360

  16. I am level 1

    itsjustme62613 at

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  18. I’m a level 3.

  19. I would be a level 5 because of the low acidity.

  20. I am a Level 4. A coffee for both the connoisseur and those who occasionally have trouble spelling it. That fits.
    CalifKitties {at} Aol {dot} com

  21. I’m level 1

  22. I think I’m more a 4!

  23. I am a 3!

  24. I don’t drink coffee, but my hubby is a 5!

  25. tweet!/LuckyJinxy/status/59465669330223104

  26. I am somewhere between a 3 and 5 depending on how sleepy I still am in the morning. Lots of milk either way.

  27. I think I’m a Level 3!

  28. I’m level 2

  29. I’m a level 3

    nblexp ( at ) gmail (dot) com

  30. probably Level One since I like things mild in most cases.

  31. tweeted!/c5519/status/59516400510832640

    nblexp ( at ) gmail (dot) com

  32. I would like to try level 3 with lots of cream and sugar.

  33. I think I may be a level 2.


  35. I’d say I’m a Level 5 coffee drinker – I tend to prefer a bold dark roast over all other options. Thanks!

  36. Tweet:!/guettel78/status/59583502051573760

  37. I’m a Level 1 (and my DH is a Level 3). mcgillrmcgill(at)charter(dot)net

  38. Though I’m not exactly a coffee drinker, I think I’d definitely be a Level 2 – Always caffeinated and lively… and walks on sunshine… :D


  40. I’m a level 3!

  41. I’m level 3

  42. I’m a level 3 most of the time. It does change depending on my mood.

  43. Tweet –

  44. Is there a level 0? I don’t drink coffee, but several in the family do, and they range from taking it strong & black to doctoring it with a flavored creamer & sugar.

  45. I’m a level 4.

  46. Level 5 for me.

  47. I am a three. Thank you!

    dwellenstein at cox dot net

  48. I am a level two!!!
    ardy22 at earthlink dot net