First Friday Giveaway for May

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It’s Giveaway Friday! 
And today, I would like to invite you to consider a Starbucks gift card. 
I’m not sure what I have for you yet.  It will be at least $10. 
It could possibly be more. 


I personally hate coffee, but I’ve been told that an iced coffee on a hot day?  Nothing like it!  
Blech! 
I know I’m totally in the minority SO 
I am offering to all you who love it, 
a Starbucks giftcard! 
(that’s how much I love you!)


Here’s how you enter. 


Mandatory Entry
(Leave a comment for each task you do) 
You must leave a comment suggesting a way I may learn to like coffee (I will give the best 5 ways a try, but I can guarantee you that I am not going to like it!). 


Extra Entries (to be done only after the mandatory entry has been completed)

  • Become A Follower of A Traveling Thought
  • “Like” A Traveling Thought on Facebook
  • Tweet about my giveaway
  • Post my giveaway on your Facebook wall

Contest will close at noon (central time) on Friday, May 25, 2012.

About giannarae

I am a child of God who has been given the humbling job of being a wife and a mother to 4. Those whom He has given to me are my Sweet Peas and Buddies and one Honey.
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48 Responses to First Friday Giveaway for May

  1. Pamela Olsen says:

    OMG I live off coffee – it I could main line it probably would LOL. If you have never had a Cinnamon Dolce Latte, you are missing out. My real suggestion is to try a latte flavored like your favorite candy bar – snicker is a great one, but they can do lots of them, to help.

    I so hope I win this, as I usually us up my monthly starbucks budget by around the 10th of the month…

  2. Pamela Olsen says:

    I am a GFC Follower – OutnumberedMama
    Thanks for the chance
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  3. Pamela Olsen says:

    I “like” you on Facebook
    Pamela Olsen
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  4. Anash says:

    I subscribe via email

    email: anashct1 [at] yahoo [dot] com

  5. Anash says:

    Tweeted:
    https://twitter.com/#!/anashct3/status/199109935596965888
    Thanks for the chance to win!
    email: anashct1 [at] yahoo [dot] com

  6. Anash says:

    Mandatory Entry:
    try small coffee shops or try moroccan coffee! there are different blends out there from different lands and you never know, one might capture your heart!
    Thanks for the opportunity!
    Email: anashct1 [at] yahoo [dot] com

  7. Alaine88 says:

    Try the Almond Joy creamer w/ coffee! It is so delicious! 🙂
    family74014 at gmail dot com

  8. Alaine88 says:

    I like you via FB
    Alaine Elise
    family74014 at gmail dot com

  9. Mysharona says:

    try peppermint mocha latte.

  10. Cindy Loo says:

    Coffee ice cream! Ben and Jerry's Coffe Heath Bar Crunch is my favorite!

    kcindyloo at gmail dot com

  11. shirley fin says:

    Drink it when you're really tired!

    abile27 at yahoo dot com

  12. shirley fin says:

    like you on fb

  13. Try a Caramel Macchiato at Starbucks. It will change your mind about coffee.

    rhoneygtn at yahoo dot com

  14. Anonymous says:

    You should try the Cinnamon
    Dolce Latte at Starbucks
    with extra whipped cream
    it is the BEST
    CATHY TRUMAN
    kbtruman(at)att(dot)net

  15. mogrill says:

    I like them iced with vanilla flavor.
    Thanks for the chance.
    mogrill12@gmail.com

  16. yeppy2012 says:

    i like ice coffee i add so much to it that it taste like a mudslide without the alcohol, so lots of sugar, cream and a hint of vanilla.

  17. kyl neusch says:

    add flavored creamer

  18. kroch says:

    Try coffee in foods, like tiramisu and mocha cookies.

    Dancehottie1621 at aol dot com

  19. crystalf says:

    You have to try the peppermint mocha creamer. It makes coffee so very yummy! thank you!!
    crystalfaulkner2000 at yahoo dot com

  20. I actually hate coffee, too. I don't even like coffee flavored baked goods, etc. But when I tried Iced Coffee, I liked it (just not too often).

    If I make any coffee at home (hot or iced) I like it if I put loads of yummy flavored Coffeemate Creamer in, then add some whipping cream.

    If you don't like coffee at Starbucks, how about Iced Chai Tea Latte? That's my favorite thing there.

  21. I like you on Facebook (Carolsue Anderson)
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  22. MizVickik says:

    Try adding lots of cream and a little vanilla flavoring! =)

  23. ferriz says:

    1-2 shots of espresso, vanilla soy milk, and some flavoring like hazelnut AND chocolate syrup, over ice. You get the kick of coffee with the flavor of a hazelnut chocolate milk. 😉

    ferriza2(at)yahoo(dot)com

  24. katfam95 says:

    There is no rule that you have to like coffee. That being said, you have to have high quality coffee made in a clean coffee maker, with purified water. I honestly don't know how anyone drinks Maxwell House or the like that they've made in their nasty coffee maker with tap water. Blech!

    katfam95 at aim dot com

  25. Donna says:

    Wait until the holidays and order a peppermint mocha at Starbucks. That is how I got hooked and I HATED coffee.

    something frugal at yahoo dot com

  26. Diane52 says:

    You sound like a woman after my own heart… You will never like it, but if you add enough other stuff milk , flavoring… it becomes tolerable! i actually enjoy drinking capacinos-love the froth and add sweet and low
    Diane Baum
    esldiane@gmail.com

  27. Kim says:

    Use a yummy flavoring and some sugar. Make it takes like hot Cocoa.

    luvdatmouse at charter dot net

  28. Try a chocolate cookie crumble frappuccino. Yum!
    madelinebrubaker {at} gmail (dot) com

  29. I “like” your Facebook page (FB name: Madeline Brubaker).
    madelinebrubaker {at} gmail (dot) com

    (I can't figure out how to follow you on Google Friend Connect.)

  30. I shared this giveaway on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/shala.darkstone/posts/386900674680630
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  31. Tamar says:

    well I'm with you. I don't like coffee. But I do like caramel frappuccinos. Start with that and get whipped cream!

    tamarsweeps at gmail

  32. Anonymous says:

    i don't think you should drink coffee, it's not good for you.

    lowville04@yahoo.com

  33. goldylox says:

    You must try Starbucks Refreshers!! It is made from green coffee extract. It’s a natural source of energy from unroasted coffee, without the coffee taste. I love the lime one…..it's like a margarita!
    anglesmr(at)gmail(dot)com

  34. McKim says:

    I can't really give you any suggestions, because I'm a non-coffee drinker myself. Never liked the stuff. Tried it a couple times, but yuck! Now I do love tea! And the strawberry and creme frappacinos at Starbucks are great!

  35. Try it with a generous amount of flavored creamer!

  36. Try a light coffee to start off with, and stay away from the dark roasts.

  37. Erica C. says:

    I'm not a big coffee drinker, but the coffees that I haven't hated were ones with chocolate in it…so try a lot of those!
    ericacarnes(at)gmail(dot)com

  38. Jessica says:

    My sister isn't a big coffee person but she loves coffee ice cream. It's worth a shot!
    jessibear19(at)aol(dot)com

  39. Atreau says:

    Coffee ice cream, specifically Ben & Jerry's Coffee Heath Bar Crunch is the best way to learn to enjoy coffee.

  40. brianpiero says:

    Thanks for the giveaway…try coffee ice cream, or a cup of 1/2 coffee mixed with hot chocolate.

    senorpiero [at] yahoo [dot] com

  41. michedt says:

    I'm not a coffee fan either, however, I really do like a frappacino. Not sure why. I think when the coffee is hot it's more bitter. If I ever do partake in coffee, I make sure it has a LOT of sugar and milk in it. At least half a cup of milk. That takes some of the bitterness away. Also, buying a mild roast might work for you. Other ways to enjoy coffee would be to make a tiramisu. It'll help get used to that coffee flavor.
    michedt at yahoo . com

  42. michedt says:

    Follow by Email
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  43. buzzd says:

    ok I don't like coffee so I am with you on this. My suggestion you know those International Coffee creamers? Get some of the flavors you love and they really mask that burnt bean taste. I would try york peppermint patty.
    http://www.internationaldelight.com/American-Favorites/York-Peppermint-Pattie

  44. mail4rosey says:

    Try a coffee flavored frozen drink, like a frappe.

    msurosey@yahoo.com

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