a VERMONSTER giveaway!

Alright folks, here it is! The long-promised giveaway! Didja think I’d never follow through?!

Not so! While thinking of what to include, I bounced back and forth between doing a fun VermontPride giveaway, or one that included some of the products I so often rave about that some people may not be able to find due to where I shop. (Are Hannafords and Price Choppers places other than New England?) This sort of made me realize I eat relatively local anyways – so I’d start out with a Vermont-themed giveaway and maybe in another couple weeks, I’ll do one with some of the crazy jams, mustards, and other fun stuff I find.

So! Here we go!

First Up: and also including the one thing not Vermont based:

The best travel mug EVER – a Copco cup! I have one, and will never use another travel mug again. I would always have problems with it spilling and leaking all over! But with these, I have not had a single problem – I think the secret is in their special screw-top lid. And yes, yes, I know; it’s baby pink. But! They support breast cancer research, so I chose that one over the brown because I wasn’t sure if the brown one’s proceeds would benefit research too. So at least it’s for a good cause πŸ™‚

In addition? Some of the coffee that I am always raving aboutGreen Mountain! If you’ve never had it, your life will be changed once you do. And this Gingerbread flavor? Ohh, it’s like a little bit o’ heaven. I’m pretty sure this coffee is pretty widely available (i.e. not just Vermont & New England) as well, but I couldn’t not include it! That, and – I think this flavor is getting harder to find now that the holidays are over. So consider yourselves lucky that I have my sources πŸ™‚

And not only does GMC taste delicious – they’re also brewing for a better world! And you know how I love supporting those types of companies. Copco is also 100% “Reduce-Reuse-Recycle.”

Next Up?

A sample of McLure’s Maple Syrup, some of the best mints ever created, and equally delicious crackas!

No aspartame or splenda here, kidlets πŸ™‚ They’re addicting though – you have been forewarned. As is maple sizzurp. REAL maple sizzurp! Contrary to what some may believe – Aunt Jemima is quiiiiite far from what you will be receiving.

These crackers are locally made, and deee-ricious. I’m kind of glad I’m doing this giveaway because I’d forgotten about them myself for a little while! I promise I want eat your bag, though.

In Addition to what I’ve pictured, I’m also going to throw in two Woodstock Cookie Company Granola Bars. While these aren’t necessarily the granola bars packed full of protein that you grab to replace your lunch, they are all natural and handmade, as well. Hey – real food is better than fake processed stuff, and these are ridiculously good as well. Of course, I wouldn’t giveaway stuff I thought was gross.

I didn’t pick these up ahead of time because I figured I’d let you chose your flavors, and I wanted to get them fresh off the truck, too. While I can’t promise I can get my hands on all of the flavors on their website, if you give me a couple choices I should be able to get whatcha’ want.

So! That’s that. Now you’re wondering how to enter, right?!

I’ll allow up to three entries:

1. The usual – sorry, shameless plug – mention this giveaway with a link on your blog, and post a comment with a link to your post that mentions it.

2. Go to any of the above mentioned product/company’s websites and post a comment saying which product or flavor you would most be interested in trying.

3. Okay, another shameless plug. Girl’s gotta do what a girl’s gotta do, right? Go to my photography website or my flickr and post a comment with a link to your favorite image. If you hate them all, say you hate them all πŸ˜›

PLEASE! Make sure that if you take advantage of the ability to enter all three times, you do so in three separate comments, one for each “task.”

I will use a random number generator on Sunday, March 7th – one week from today to determine the winner.

And, unfortunately – Continental U.S. residents only, please 😦 Sorry! Hopefully I’ll be able to change that in the future.

SO! What are you waiting for? GO!


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56 responses to “a VERMONSTER giveaway!

  1. Jess

    I would love to try the triple chocolate granola bars from woodstock!

  2. Jess

    I really like this photo! I love fisheye lens pictures!
    Long Walks, Short Bridges

  3. This is super exciting!
    I posted a link to this on the bottom of my most recent post! I made Maple Sandwich Cookies which fits perfectly with a VERMONSTER giveaway!!

  4. I posted on my blog for you! This is a very nice giveaway – I’d especially love the cute travel mug :-).


  5. I’d like to try the CinnaMint VerMints :-). Though the Chai looks good too!

  6. Seriously, chose a favorite picture?? They’re all amazing, but I did really like this barn picture – it’s so vivid and I love the sky!

  7. ooo everything looks so good! i want to try the chocolate granola bars!

  8. Pam

    Wow…what a fun and great giveaway……thank you!

    I would love to try the Woodstock Cookie Co Granola Bars….Peanut Choc. Chip!


  9. Pam

    Gosh…there are so many…but I love the one’s with your horses…so cute!



  10. That’s the only time I have ever seen a mug cuter than mine πŸ™‚ Chocolate is my fave flava! The Cinnamints look yummy too.

  11. I love all your photos! You know I’m a fan, but I really like this one: http://jessicakwolek.files.wordpress.com/2010/02/94840014.jpg

  12. I looked at the Woodstock Cookie Company Granola Bars. I’m intrigued by the Weeds & Seeds flavor and the Super Chunk!

  13. I linked to your contest on my posts for tomorrow!

  14. I am most excited to try the maple syrup if I get a chance too and the mints actually. I love the chai flavor – sounds so good!

  15. What a great giveaway! I think the weeds and seeds looks too interesting to pass up!

  16. And I will be sure to link you in tomorrow’s post !!

  17. Canadians excluded – NO! ha ha kidding, I’ll look forward to the next one!

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  19. Kelsey

    those granola bars sound divine!!! especially the all fruit and peanut butter :]

  20. Kelsey

    love your photography!!! they are all so impressive.
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/jessicakwolek/4269796130/ the whole layout and exposure is incredible!

  21. Danielle

    I would love to try the Caramel Vanilla Cream coffee from Green Mountain!

  22. Oh my! The Woodstock granola bars! I am loving on the idea of triple chocolate with molasses! I adore molasses and chocolate! What could be better?

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  24. WOW! I love you November shot. I really enjoy dry grasses. Reminds me of “home.”

  25. hi there!! i want to try the woodstock super chunk cookies mmmm

  26. this pic is amazing..i absolutely love it πŸ™‚

  27. My favorite product would have to be the syrup since I’ve never tried maple syrup before! I’d try the Grade B from McLure’s.

  28. My favorite picture is:


    I am jealous of your snow! Plus I’d totally buy a postcard with a picture like that on it =]

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  30. Gina

    I agree with you, Copco makes wonderful travel mugs, I have a Copco tea infuser to-go mug and it’s absolutely stellar, use it daily!
    As for what product I would love to try, the Green Mountain’s Golden French Toast Coffee definitely catches my eye though, the Gingerbread flavor does sound intriguing!

  31. Just found your blog and I love it! What an awesome giveaway!!!
    LOVE! that picture!!

  32. My favorite product would be the syrup! I have never had the real deal before!

  33. Hey!! I just found your blog through this giveaway and glad to have done so! πŸ˜€

    I linked back!


  34. It all looks like great stuff (and as a coffee lover who is constantly on the go, that cup sounds RIGHT up my alley! :D). However, those granola bars really intrigued me. I am a “bar girl”! lol I went to their website and they have some great flavors: Peanut Chocolate Chip, All Fruit, Maple Walnut… YUM! LOVEEEE the short ingredient lists! πŸ˜€

  35. Hate them all? I LOVE them all! Great pics, really! I was really drawn to the one with the bridge in color and it looks like the bridge goes on forever in the middle of the plains with the mountains in the background and someone’s feet at the beginning of the bridge ready to take their journey. Man..that one is packed with a story! πŸ˜€

    nutritiousisdelicious at yahoo .com

  36. I would honestly love to try that gingerbread coffee! I had no idea Green Mountain sold that. I looked everywhere this holiday season searching for a good gingerbread coffee and I couldn’t find one!

  37. I would love to try the Carmel Vnilla Cream Decaf coffee!!!

  38. I like this photo the best http://jessicakwolek.files.wordpress.com/2010/02/97160010.jpg
    There is something gostly about it but yet so real!

  39. Your giveaway is awesome!!! All of these products are fab! That copco mug is outta control. Just checked out webpage…I would also go for the cold beverage tumbler.

  40. I am tossed between this one cause the snow is my favorite thing….great composition.

    and this: English meets Western riding. Excellent shot of this kid!

    You are soooooo talented!! It was truly hard to choose favorites!

  41. The Fair Trade winter blend coffee sound great!

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  43. balancejoyanddelicias

    triple chocolate with molasses @ The Woodstock granola bars sounds amazing! i’d love to try that!!! πŸ˜€

  44. balancejoyanddelicias

    your pictures are STUNNING!!! This one is like a painting http://jessicakwolek.files.wordpress.com/2010/02/walkway.jpg love it!!!

  45. balancejoyanddelicias

    I linked back! πŸ™‚

  46. elaine

    thanks for holding this wonderful giveaway! Everything looks amazing. If I had to choose, I would pick the Copco cup as the one item that I would like to have the most. As a grad student, I’m always rushing back and forth and need a resilient and stylish mug to carry my coffee (read: fuel) with me!

  47. elaine

    your photographs are AMAZING and it was so hard to just pick one, but i kept going back to this one:
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/jessicakwolek/4263691575/ . i think it’s because for me it represents the beautiful struggle that we go through in life.

  48. junghwa

    i woulod love to t ry vermint’s peppermint!

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