I’m writing this before I’ve had my morning cup of coffee. I usually postpone it until after Graham’s been sent off on the bus so I can have a little bit of peace and quiet and just enjoy. These are my visions of coffee drinking: Sitting out on a scenic porch on a fall morning; Cuddling up with my sleepy family on a Saturday; A warm perfect sip with a chocolate dessert.
I wish all my coffee could come at quiet moments of perfection. But the truth is most days aren’t like that and yet coffee is there for me anyway.
Coffee goes with work in my head, too. I used to have to drive from Connecticut back home to Boston in the middle of the night. The only thing that was open: McDonald’s. That was when I started drinking their Newman’s Own Organics coffee. Because there are times when you need a cup in the dark of night when you have a long, dark road ahead of you.
I think of my last job where I was responsible for bringing in a Keurig machine and regular deliveries of Green Mountain Coffee for 2 floors in my building. The nice guy who brought our deliveries in every few weeks. The chit chat with people coming in for a pick-me-up in the afternoon. The relief of knowing it was there when I dashed out in the morning without anything at home.
And today I get to add another nice thought that goes with my new “work.” Today I get to give one of you a Keurig!
My old night-time drive-thru friends, McDonald’s, are celebrating National Coffee Day on 9/29 and invited me to take part. Like I would say no.
Here in the Northeast (specifically Eastern Mass, New Hampshire and Rhode Island) McDonald’s is celebrating National Coffee Day by giving away Small hot coffee for free from 9/23 to 9/29.
In addition, they’re having a livestream from Green Mountain Coffee Roasters in Vermont with Nell Newman, the founder of Newman’s Own Organics.
(As a side note, I’ve decided I need to meet Nell Newman. I already met Amy Redford and this way I’ll have met the daughters of both Butch and Sundance.)
The livestream is Monday at 10 am and you can watch it here. Nell, the folks at Green Mountain and the folks at McDonald’s (along with some of my best blogger buddies) will have all the dish about National Coffee Day. And will feature a “virtual tasting” of the Newman’s Own Organics blend unique to New England McDonald’s locations.
And now, on to the giveaway, yes?
Of course, you’re welcome to enjoy other beverages such as Hot Chocolate, Chai or Green Tea in your Keurig. They make those K-Cups, too. I honestly miss the one in my old office. So convenient. Then again, if nobody enters this contest maybe I’ll just keep this baby for myself…
Okay, okay, here’s how you win. Leave a comment telling me how you’d like to enjoy the cup of coffee you’ll be making with your new Keurig. In your office with the door closed? Hiding in your bathroom with the door locked while your kids tear the house down? Shared with your roommates or your significant other?
Rules, of course: No purchase necessary. By leaving a comment you agree to the rules of this giveaway. One entry per household according to the directions set out in the post. Limited to entrants over 18 in the United States. Contest begins as of the time of this post and ends on Friday, September 28th at 6 pm Eastern Time. One winner will be chosen. The winner will receive a Keurig Platinum, a box of Newman’s Own Organics K-Cups and a coupon with a promo code. Prize valued at approximately $200. The number of eligible entries received will determine the odds of winning. The winner will be selected using the “And the Winner Is” plugin. Winner will be notified by email and must respond within 24 hours to receive their prize. If a winner does not respond within that time, a new winner will be chosen. The prize will be provided by Don’t Mind the Mess. This contest is governed by the rules of Massachusetts, void where prohibited.
Thanks to the lovely folks at McDonald’s for making this giveaway possible. And thanks for the free coffee that I will most certainly be enjoying next week.
The prizes in this giveaway are provided by McDonald’s.