Friday, August 26, 2011

Best Part of Wakin' Up™- Folgers Review and Giveaway {CLOSED}

AND FINALLY WE HAVE A WINNER!  Sorry I was late on this but I couldn't get to my comments earlier because of a technical difficulty.......and the winner is:  Kristen O'Donnell congrats!!

The Best Part of
Wakin' Up™
 is about to get better!

As I told you earlier in the week, the folks at Folgers®  contacted me about their new product unveiling event which I hope you liked their Facebook page to RSVP for the event to get your own little prize!  They also offered to send me the new products to sample and review including their new Instant Packs and the convenient Coffee Filter Packs.  I don't love anything more than getting coffee in the mail so I couldn't turn this down.  Hello - free coffee is only the beginning people and just like the Bozo Grand Prize Game, someone will be winning matching prizes to what I've received!



When I got the package, it instantly became coffee time so we made a pot with the filter packs and they were basically operator error free which was a great start.  I like my coffee strong so I was a little nervous about the quantity of the grounds in the filter pack because I would normally use more for a pot of coffee.  I have to say was surprised - never having used filter packs before - when the coffee was not at all weak looking as I had expected, in fact it was actually a fuller taste than I would have thought.  On the other hand, my husband does not like anything resembling strong coffee and enjoyed it as well commenting on how good it was.  These easy filter packs will definitely come in handy when we run out of coffee filters or could eliminate the morning fumbling of the coffee filters we are all familiar with and would be convenient in a work setting to avoid coffee ground mess.

Now I must admit just this morning I braved the instant coffee packs as I am leery of the instant as I consider myself a hard core coffee drinker - which also means I have never met a coffee I didn't like.  I altered the recipe using two packets instead of one just because I know myself and like the taste of coffee. Being that they were nice enough to include an iced coffee recipe with the package, I followed their instructions abandoning my hot coffee routine and really, I was not disappointed. Except about the fact that I had no whipped cream in the fridge to top it off.. 

Being that the recipe is also part of the giveaway, I won't share it here (yet) but let me just tell you it included caramel sauce which is my absolute favorite so they already had me at caramel. It was a nice little switch up and added a sweet and chilly little kick to my otherwise hot coffee routine.  Quick, easy and full of caramel all at the same time really has it's ways of perking a girl's morning right up!


So without further ado, I am excited to share what I have for you!!!





The Folgers®  Product Premier gift basket includes:

Ø  Samples of two new Folgers products
Ø  Cuisinart Drip Coffee Maker! - HELLO!!
Ø  Travel Mug
Ø  Customized Boat Bag
Ø  Iced Coffee Recipe
Ø  Coffee Travel Case


Folgers is unveiling two new products coming soon to a coffee isle near you.  What enhancements would you make to your coffee routine that would make The Best Part of Wakin’ Up even better?

To Enter:
Mandatory Entry the one that really counts:
Ø Leave a comment below answering the question above or just let me know why you might be needing a new coffee maker and how you can't wait to win!


Optional Entries but still just as important if you like extra chances:
Ø Follow this blog via GFC or let me know you already do
Ø Follow Coffee Lovin' Mom on FACEBOOK
Ø Follow Folgers on FACEBOOK 
Ø Grab My button for your side bar and let me know you are a Coffee Lovin' Mom!
Ø Help me get the word out and tweet the following: (once a day at most)
" Best Part of Wakin' Up™ Folgers Giveaway including a Cuisinart coffee maker from @coffeeluvinmom http://bit.ly/n4Rvvy"






GOOD LUCK AND TWEET AWAY GOOD PEOPLE!




...FINE PRINT FOLLOWS...


*Please leave a separate comment for EACH entry/tweet and make sure your email is included so you can be easily contacted.


*Contest will end Friday September 2, 2011 by noon CST Giveaway open to U.S. residents only. The winner will be contacted by email and must respond within 48 hours or another winner will be pulled.








**Please note:  I was sent the premier Gift Basket to sample and review for this post.  I have not yet received the coffee maker as of the time of this post which is why it is not pictured.





41 comments:

Reality Jayne said...

Uhhh...Because coffee is my life.

Reality Jayne said...

The best enhancement....would be to have a fresh pot ready every morning..
Hmmmmmm...Just sent me the prize Coffee Lovin Mom

Reality Jayne said...

BTW...I have a blog too...http://thepalacepost.blogspot.com/

Melissa H said...

I have 7 kids...and my coffee pot just went out! ACK!!

Melissa said...

I follow you on FB! :)

Melissa H said...

I also follow Folgers on FB. :)

Nicole said...

I need a new coffee maker! You know how much I love coffee and I think that is why I have been through 6 coffee makers in the past 4 years.. I work those poor machines to death. lol

Nicole said...

Your facebook.. check

Nicole said...

Folger's facebook.. check

Nicole said...

Your button on my blog... check

Nicole said...

Twitter.. done

Sandra J Gasker Hamilton said...

I HAVE BEEN A FOLGERS COFFEE DRINKER MOST OF MY COFFEE
DRINKING LIFE. NOW THATS ABOUT 45 YRS GIVE OR TAKE A FEW YEARS , AND I HAVE TRYED SOME OF THE BEST AND I ALWAYS COME BACK TO FOLGERS. RIGHT NOW THE ONLY THING IS THE PRICE . BUT GOOD THINGS COME AT A PRICE BUT COUPONS WOULD BE NICE. SANDRA J HAMILTON

Janis Gonzalez said...

OH My~~~ The Best enhancement to my Best Part of Waking up with Folgers would be a pre-measured creamer w/ sugar. Something I could just automatically have to plop into my cup! I work evenings with KIDS! I Have to have my Java!!!! Currently I am enjoying the Folgers single packs, but would love a better way..IDK maybe break down & get a single cup maker for the job. BTW~ Coffee lover for some 25 years...I have the coffee stained teeth to prove it :)
so...please...
pick me pick me!

Aubreylaine said...

I would love to win because it's about time that I need a new coffee maker. I love Folgers products.
littlegray88 at yahoo dot com

Janis Gonzalez said...

following you on Facebook :)

Janis Gonzalez said...

Following you on twitter now too!

Janis Gonzalez said...

trying to follow your blog but have to off the home computer...my laptop & iphone wont let me...

Miss Donna said...

folgers instant is the only kind of coffee i buy. it's the only kind my mom buys. can't wait to get my hands on the iced coffee recipe!

Dwija Borobia said...

Oh, we are coffee LOVERS in this house! Our machine is very slow brewing right now so we would be so excited to get a new Cuisinart. That would be amazing!

Kristen_odonnell46 said...

I love coffee. I can't stress that enough. @coffeeluvinmom was so nice to let me know about this giveaway b/c I am. In the process of buying a new pot. The hub's says that our Keurig isn't worth what I drink in coffee. I simply drink too much. (I disagree. How much is too much?) However, the giveaway makes complete sense- I will take a chance, and he gets his way! Anyway, I love the coffee, the pot has high reviewa, and I enjoy coffeeluvinmom's blog! Thank you Folgers and Cuisinart for all of their great products.

Sincerely,
Kris
Aka @wecandoit46 on twitter

TheBKeepsUsHonest said...

My husband is a major coffee addict. He's been using the same maker since before we got married and it is on the verge of dying. I know he will be so sad when it dies.

TheBKeepsUsHonest said...

I follow you on Facebook

TheBKeepsUsHonest said...

Like Folgers on FB

TheBKeepsUsHonest said...

follow in GFC

MamaRiceCake said...

I already drink Folgers and really REALLY want to try the caramel packs! YUM! I'd also love another Cuisinart coffee maker... I've had one for 4 years and I love that thing! Having another one would be handy when company comes since Hubby and I tend to drink a whole "leaded" pot ourselves and our parents like "unleaded"!
The "enhancements" I'd like... a way to add flavoring without loads of sugar. I love flavored coffees but the sugars really do a number on me. I'd definitely drink 'em more often if there was a limit to the sugar!

Shanna-Marie Farmer said...

The best part of waking up would be a programmable coffee pot that I could set up the night before. Nothing better than the wonderful smell of coffee brewing just as your eyes open in the morning!

I can't wait to find out who won all of the lovely Folgers coffee goodness!

Shanna-Marie Farmer said...

I follow Folgers on Facebook :)

Shanna-Marie Farmer said...

I follow your Facebook page!

Carinn said...

Since I probably won't be able to convince my husband to make me coffee every morning before he leaves for work I'll say that the second best thing would be a coffee maker with a timer to get my day started with the wonderful smell of caffeine!!! :)

carinn.hall [at] gmail [dot] com

Carinn said...

I'm a new follower on Facebook

carinn.hall [at] gmail [dot] com

Carinn said...

I follow folgers on Facebook

carinn.hall [at] gmail [dot] com

Carinn said...

Tweeted via @nightowlmomma

http://twitter.com/#!/nightowlmomma/status/108211814118068224

Susan Bryant said...

The best part of wakin' up would be to have a coffee pot that I can program & set up the night before so my coffee is all ready for me when I get up! Thanks for the chance to win this awesome prize pack! I could use a coffee maker!
sbuttercup{at}roadrunner{dot}com

Susan Bryant said...

Like you on FB-Susan Huffman-Bryant

Susan Bryant said...

Like Folgers on FB-Susan Huffma-Bryant!

Susan Bryant said...

tweeted giveaway: http://twitter.com/#!/Susanbryant1972/status/108561632820609026

Laughing Abi said...

Does a super-hot man delivering coffee to my bedside table every morning count as an enhancement? Luckiest girl on the planet has now entered your contest ;)

Workwifemomlife said...

our coffee maker gets used every day!! so we could use a replacement b/c it's old and falling apart (buttons don't work)

Fromthecompound said...

I would love a fresh donut enhancement to my coffee maker. Get on it Folders...team up with Krispie Kreme. Its win/win. Except for my chins.

Fromthecompound said...

I did all the facebook liking and such.

belovedgreen said...

I need a new coffee maker because...well *bites lip* I don't have one right now. Help!

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