2 - 1 - IMAG2964 Child's Green ApronI’m doing a quick giveaway! I was at the Starbucks Coffee Gear Store  recently and noticed this cute child-size green apron. I thought that would be especially cute as part of a Halloween costume! Of course, there might be kids who would wear it any time of the year!

This is going to be a quick giveaway. You have to post your comment to enter before Friday, October 17th at 3:00 PM PST. I’ll stop counting at 200 entries (I don’t think there will be nearly that many but I am putting that cap on it). You may only enter once. (One entry per person – multiple comments by the same person will be deleted.) Your odds of winning depend upon the number of valid entries (up to the max of 200). I’ll put all the names on little cards, and ask someone to pull a name out of a Starbucks bag. Winner chosen at random.

You are entering to win one Starbucks child-size green apron and a Starbucks Gift Card loaded with $15.00 on it.

Here’s what you need to do to enter: You must have an address within the United States or Canada. You must be over age 18 to enter. You must leave a comment below on the blog. Tell me what your favorite past article on this site was. I realize that there are now well over 1,000 published articles on this blog. I’d like to know what resonates with you. I find it interesting, for example, that articles on Coffee Education Seminars usually get few comments but when I meet people and talk about the blog or get emails, lots of people tell me how much they enjoy reading those articles. I thoroughly enjoy Starbucks history lessons articles, such as the story behind Breakfast Blend, the story of the Eggnog Latte, or articles like this that tell some of the stories of the current whole bean coffee packaging. The articles that get the most comments tend to be those that stir up disagreement and strong feelings. I suppose if I really wanted to always inspire lots of comments, I’d make sure to post plenty of controversial topics. But I try to keep those to a minimum. Maybe your favorite articles are about Teavana? I know that there are many people who read this site for information about products and/or beverages in the testing phase. Maybe it is the giveaways that you especially like seeing on this site?

I would encourage you to use a real email address to enter: this will make it much easier for me to reach you if you’re a winner. I would also encourage you to use more than one single first name if you have a common first name. Sometimes it’s confusing to have multiple entries by “Michelle” or “John” – You can be Michelle S. or Michelle 3 or whatever you like. This is not required, but is recommended. And lastly, I’d encourage you to put your email address in the left side column and subscribe to future updates.

Your comment must be posted before Friday the 17th at 3:00 PM PST. I would note, it’s very common for people to send me an email or post on Facebook thinking that’s an entry. You do have to write a comment on the actual blog. And please be specific about what past article(s) you especially liked. I won’t approve a comment that’s just “Love this blog.” I appreciate that very much, but it’s not what I contemplated with this giveaway! Thank you for being great readers! Your comments are great feedback to help me guide what I’ll write about in the future.

Thanks! Enjoy!