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).
The great people at Green Mountain Coffee have provided TidyMom readers with a special discount code for all Fair Trade Certified Products on www.greenmountaincoffee.com. 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.
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 http://ow.ly/eAqsY
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 random.org. 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’……. Fair Trade Month
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Let us know what you’re lovin’ this week!
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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.