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Fair Trade Month: I’m Lovin’ It


Green Mountain Coffee Pumpkin Spice K-cups at

Did you know that October is National Fair Trade month?

Not sure what Fair Trade is? Fair Trade means that farmers and workers are justly compensated for their harvest, allowing them to invest back into their farms and communities.  By establishing Fair Trade prices farmers are able to practice sustainable growing techniques and are supported in learning new skills that will preserve their land for generations to come and create safe working conditions .  It means helping workers and helping families improve their standard of living, keep their kids in school, and strengthen their local communities and economies.

With Fair Trade, the money you spend on day-to-day goods can improve an entire community’s day-to-day lives.  For more than a decade, Green Mountain Coffee® has been a leader in the fair trade movement, providing a better cup of coffee to consumers and a better quality of life for coffee farmers.

Green Mountain Coffee Roasters® commitment to Fair Trade makes me proud to be apart of their team as a K-cup Ambassador.

Check out this infographic on Fair Trade USA for a better understanding of how Fair Trade works.  It demonstrates what happens when you choose products with the Fair Trade Certified label (like Green Mountain Coffee).

Save on Green Mountain Coffee Fair Trade Coffee

 Special SAVINGS

The great people at Green Mountain Coffee have provided TidyMom readers with a special discount code for all Fair Trade Certified Products on Simply use code GMCFTC8123 at checkout between now and November 5th for 10% off already reduced Fair Trade Certified products! Be sure to also visit Green Mountain Coffee’s Facebook page,where you can enter to win a trip to Costa Rica, one of the many locations where Green Mountain Coffee Fair Trade Certified coffee is grown.

Win a Keurig Mini Plus Brewing System at



GIVEAWAY HAS ENDED – Congrats to comment #28 Cindy

To celebrate National Fair Trade Month, Green Mountain Coffee is giving one lucky TidyMom reader the chance to win a  Keurig Mini Plus Brewer in Orange and one box of Fair Trade Certified Pumpkin Spice K-Cup packs! This mini brewer is easy to use in the home, and its small size means you can enjoy your perfect cup just about anywhere: vacation home, home office, off-campus apartment or loft living. The Mini Plus allows you to brew 6, 8 or 10 ounces in less than 2 minutes, with no water left in the reservoir.


How to Enter:  Simply leave a comment on this post telling me which Green Mountain Coffee K-Cup flavor is your favorite! (if you are reading this post via email or reader, you will need to click over to the blog to comment and enter)

Extra Entry:  You can get an extra entry by tweeting this giveaway (be sure to leave a comment to let me know you tweeted)

sample tweet:  Celebrate National Fair Trade Month #win a Keurig Mini Plus Brewer from @TidyMom & @GreenMtnCoffee #yourperfectcup 


Official Rules: No purchase necessary. US Residents Only. Must be over 18. Giveaway will end on Oct 22, 2012 at 11:59 pm CST. One winner with a valid entry will be selected at random using Winner will be notified by email and  will have 48 hours to claim their prize or another winner will be selected. TidyMom and Green Mountain Coffee are not responsible for lost or undelivered emails.

I'm Lovin It Party at every week!

I’m Lovin’……. Fair Trade Month

Now it’s your turn! Please remember to link back to

Let us know what you’re lovin’ this week!

*Don’t forget to come back over the weekend for the I’m Lovin’ It Wrap Up post……where I feature a few of the great links!!

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Disclaimer:  I am thrilled to be a paid brand ambassador for Green Mountain Coffee.  All thoughts, opinions and love of coffee and my Keurig are all my own.

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  1. 870

    I love Nantucket Blend !!!!! Would LOVE a Keurig!!!! Green Mountain coffee ROCKS!!!! I am a True blooded New Englander and it doesn’t get any better than Vermont!!!!!

  2. 871
    Wendy Annal says:

    Tree Hugger. Great name and great flavor!

  3. 872
    Crystal Stagg says:

    French vanilla is definitely my favorite.

  4. 873

    My favorite Flavor is Green Mountains Wild Blueberry. I have shared many K-Cups with my family and co-workers. Everyone loves it.

  5. 874

    Definitely, the Wild Bleberry. It’s amazing !! I’ve shared many k-cups with my family and co-workers.

  6. 875

    The Wild Mountain Blueberry is my favorite!

  7. 876
    Cherie Popely says:

    Love my large Keurig!! Nantucket is One of my Favs!
    I have quite a few! Would love to have the new Mini!!

  8. 877
    Cherie Popely says:

    Tweet! Tweet! I went to Twitter!

  9. 878
    Wanda McHenry says:

    The Green Mountain Breakfast Blend

  10. 879
    Wanda McHenry says:
  11. 880

    I have never actually had a cup of K-Cup coffee. I have heard good things about the Donut Shoppe Coffee and I am intrigued by the pumpkin spice coffee you mentioned in this post. :)

  12. 881

    I like the Green Mountain Coffee Hot Apple Cider!

  13. 882

    My favorite – French Vanilla!!

  14. 883

    I would have to say pumpkin is really high on my list.

  15. 884

    We Love the Donut Shop….perfect blend, not to bold and not to mild((: Thanks for the offer!!

  16. 885

    Wild blueberry! I am very excited about this giveaway!

  17. 886

    Oh wow great giveaway! I’m a fan of the apple cider!

  18. 887
  19. 888
    Darlene Cox says:

    I have to say that I drink Breakfast Blend everyday!

  20. 889

    I’ve actually never had any before but I’m crazy about pumpkin in any form!!!

  21. 890

    Tully’s Breakfast Blend

  22. 891
    Lori Coke says:

    My favorite is the Doughnut Blend, but the pumpkin spice sounds heavenly. Think I want to try it!! And I’d love to have my very own Keurig!!!

  23. 892

    Wow – it’s hard to pick a favorite…French Vanilla!

  24. 893

    I love their french vanilla!

  25. 894
  26. 895

    Breakfast Blend…is the best

  27. 896
    Kelley Galyen says:

    French vanilla is my favorite!!

  28. 897
    Kelley Galyen says:
  29. 898

    What an awesome giveaway. Thanks for explaining and spreading the fair trade message. My fav blend is Sumatran Reserve by Green Mountain.

  30. 899

    I also shared this on a tweet too!

  31. 900

    Dark chocolate hot cocoa, myf av

  32. 901

    I tweeted!

  33. 902
    Amanda L. says:

    I haven’t tried any k-cups before, but I would love to try the chai latte and cinnamon pastry coffee.

  34. 903

    Green Mountain Coffee Hot Apple Cider!

  35. 904

    Yay! I Tweeted the giveaway!!! @Gansettgirl207

  36. 905

    I keep Breakfast Blend, Donut shop, chai latte, Wolfgang Puck, Starbucks French roast, , earl grey tea, and half a dozen others on hand. Just tried Dunkin Donut’s Pumpkin spice this weekend.

    And I would LOVE an orange Keurig!

  37. 906

    I haven’t tried any k-cups yet , but definetely O would like to try the pmmpkin spice and cinnamon pastry coffee.

  38. 907

    french vanilla k cup

  39. 908

    Caramel Vanilla Cream is my K-cup of choice…. yummmm…… :-)

  40. 909
    Jessica Greco says:

    Absolutely pumpkin! love it!

  41. 910

    Love all their flavored coffees – too hard to choose just one!

  42. 911
    linda sch says:

    any decaf!

  43. 912

    I am new to following blogs. I am enjoying all the advice etc that other moms and dads (where fitting) have to offer. I am a paramedic. I have yet to invest in a keuring or the like but enjoying this!!! I mean really…who doesn’t love pumpkin spice YEAR round?!? stock up!!! I will be tweeting an entry after I finish this!! follow me @wicklesshabit

  44. 913

    mmm Pumpkin Spice or Hazelnut would b e my favorites!

  45. 914

    hot apple cider


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