If you read this blog, you know I almost never write about or review products–unless I just happen to be writing about a product or service just because I feel like writing about it. Once I did a review of ProFlowers because I liked their non-nonsense blogger outreach approach. I was a BitMom blogger because I’m genuinely passionate about online safety for kids and teens. But mostly I just blog because I like writing.
About a year ago I wrote a post about Dunkin’ Donuts and Foursquare. The guy behind the DCDunkin account reached out to me to tell me he liked the post and my ideas. I liked that he liked my post and that I wasn’t just a number to him. So when he recently invited me to a blogger event at a local Dunkin’ Donuts, I went. And I have to say it was awesome.
We got to try all kinds of Dunkin’ Donuts stuff–drinks and food. The best were the frozen drinks–frozen lemonade, frozen iced tea and frozen hot chocolate. Since these drinks have sugar and I’m a diet drink kind of gal, I wouldn’t have bought any of these to try but I have to say they were all awesome. I learned that the flavor syrups for their coffees are sugar-free, though, so I can now have hazelnut or blueberry iced coffee instead of my usual plain. (By the way, in case you’re thinking “oh, I didn’t know Maggie was diabetic and couldn’t have sugar”…I’m not; I’m just vain.)
While the food and drinks were tasty and I enjoyed meeting the Dunkin’ Donuts staff and local marketing people, The BEST thing I learned was that Dunkin’ Donuts K-Cups will soon be available!!!
So kudos to DC Dunkin’ for his personalized approach to blogger outreach. I already was a Dunkin’ Donuts fan but I admit attending the event broadened my horizons as far as what I order there–I have already gone back for the frozen lemonade/iced tea combo. Even though it is swimsuit season.
The good news for you? They gave me a $25 Dunkin’ Donuts gift card to do a giveaway for my readers. The handful of times I’ve done giveaways I haven’t gotten too much interest, but who would not want a $25 Dunkin’ Donuts gift card?! All you have to do to enter to win is leave a comment with your name and either Twitter handle or email address so I can contact you if you win. On Friday, June 10 sometime after 5 pm I will use Random.org to generate a winner. Giveaway only available to US residents–sorry but making it to the PO is not one of my strong points and I wouldn’t know how to send a piece of international mail if you put a gun to my head.
Disclosure: I received a gift card and some other DD goodies, including the most awesome swag of all time–the DD flash drive–as well as yummy food and drinks at the event.
UPDATE: Congrats Rebecca Frank! You won the gift card! Thanks everyone for entering!