Yep, you read that right. I have a gorgeous new Special Edition Keurig to give away! Don’t tell me you haven’t been drooling over one of these bad boys. Maybe you wanted one for your birthday, and no one (hello, loved ones? What’s up with THAT?) got you one. And then Christmas came and went, and still, you were having to brew your coffee the old fashioned way – a POT at a time. Ugh.
Not anymore…I’m here to liven up your Valentine’s Day with the brewer of your dreams.
I was recently sent a Special Edition Keurig of my own, to review, and let all of you know about. I guess the first time I had ever seen one in action was the weekend I went to Primland, and Jon was so enamored of the thing that I wasn’t sure we’d make it out of the resort without it being shoved in his suitcase. Lucky for him, I thought, when I got the email that a Keurig of our own was on the way.
Ever ever. I love the smell of it, though, but coffee itself? Not my thing. I don’t even like it in recipes, like brownies, or cookies, or Tiramisu. It just doesn’t do anything for me.
Little did I know Keurig was sending me a carton of life altering K-Cup samples. in the form of White Hot Chocolate. Quite honestly, I had my doubts. I don’t LIKE White Chocolate. It’s weird. it’s not chocolate, and yet it keeps pretending to be. But that’s an issue I’ll have to get over, as this stuff Rocks. My. World. Once it’s brewed, I throw in a handful of mini-marshmallows and off I go to contemplate life and wonder how anyone ever lived without a machine that makes life SO much easier. Those poor pioneers. Pilgrims? Less of them would have jumped overboard had they all had Keurigs on the Mayflower. Just my opinion, of course. I won’t even tell you what I think would have happened on the Donner Pass.
Now, just in case you are living in the Dark Ages and haven’t yet heard of Keurig, let me fill you in. Although I’m not sure how that could be possible, as here you are, reading my post on the internet, and surely you ventured into at least ONE store to do some Christmas shopping. Keuring K-Cups and machines were everywhere this year. And with good reason. They cure what ails you… Laziness. Fatigue. Lack of Motor Skills. (Not bed wetting, though, you’re on your own there.)
In all seriousness though, Keurig is really a remarkable machine. My Special Edition Keurig works like many of the other Keurig brewers, in that it has a special water reservoir that you keep filled up. Whenever you are considering a cup of coffee, or hot cocoa, or a spot of tea, just push the little button, and Keurig whizzes into action and heats up the water in world record time. Really – a minute? Maybe less, I can’t be sure. All I know is that by the time I’ve chosen which of the umpteen flavors of tea I want to drink, it’s ready to go. From there, I open the top, drop in my little single brew of Celestial Seasonings Lemon Zinger, and push my cup size. (Dirty minds! Cut it out! I meant mug size and you know it.) A minute later, I’m sipping away, lost in memories of Watamu, Kenya, where I’d take tea every afternoon by the pool with Jon and the resort manager, who happened to be the only other English speaker in the joint. The same person who advised me that pureed mango treats scalding equator sunburn like magic salve, not that I had one. But he was right.
So now you know. Keurig is everything it’s cracked up to be. Everything. Even if you don’t drink coffee, you’ll wonder how you lived without one.
And I am so thrilled to have the opportunity to GIVE YOU ONE. It’s just like mine – the Special Edition Keurig, as well as a sampler of K-Cups. What a treat! Here’s how to win…
One – Visit the Keurig Website. Why? Because I asked you to. No wait, because you actually have a choice. Meaning, would you rather have the Special Edition Brewer, or the uber cute RED Mini? Isn’t it adorable? And how perfect for Valentine’s Day could that be? So you choose. Special Edition or Red Mini. Leave me a comment here once you’ve decided.
Two – Follow me on Twitter and Tweet this (or something like it) “Just entered to win a Keurig from @doughmesstic – Have you? http://www.doughmesstic.com/?p=2667” Be sure to return here and let me know you did it!
Three – Follow/Fan me on Facebook. Tell your Facebook Friends, so that they can get in on the winning action. Don’t be greedy, folks. Hehe. Just kidding. But it would be nice to spread the word! Again, if you Fan me, or are already a fan, just leave me a separate comment.
Now, don’t forget, I throw out bonus chances from time to time via Twitter & Facebook, so you want to be sure to follow me both places!
Contest ends Friday, February 11 at 11:59pm. Winner will be contacted via email, so be sure to provide a REAL email, not your fake stalkerazzi one. Lower 48 of the US only, please, ages 18 and over.
Hey – if you can’t wait on winning, it really would make a fantastic Valentine’s Gift! Buy one for your husband. Hehe. He will love it, and you, of course, get to use it.
**Disclaimer – As I mentioned, I was given a Keurig to try and keep, but I was not paid for this review, and all opinions are my own, even the ones about the Mayflower. And yes, I really spent a long time in Watamu, and mango works on sunburns. There are also really cool birds nests there, as well as scary mafia run casinos. Or so I hear.