Fair Trade Month: I’m Lovin’ It
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!
*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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Nutty hazelnut sounds great!
I love Sumatran Reserve, any French Roast…Love the dark magic extra bold. I really wouldn’t turn down any cup of coffee…ever :). Tweeted the giveaway https://twitter.com/mistydawnrigdon
Love the Breakfast Blend but would like to try the Pumpkin Spice!
I love the nantucket blend.
I don’t generally drink flavored coffees… My parents have a Keurig (I would love to have one) and I loved the Half-Caff when I was pregnant and limiting my caffeine.
Mine would be the hazelnut for sure
Our Kuerig broke! We have piles of our favorite Fair trade sitting around and no Kuerig to use! We love the plain roast flavor. Absolutely love it. And there is no shopping in Afghanistan for new stuff. LOL!
I’ve never tried a k-cup, because I don’t have a Keurig! But I love coffee, and sweet food flavors are my favorites!
Pumpkin Spice is my favorite!
I love pumpkin spice and also breakfast blend
I like the black tea and lemonade
Green Mountain French vanilla.
Pumpkin Spice ! ! Yummy! !
I love Green Mountain Pumpkin Spice……..it’s so yummy!
I love coffee and would love to have a Keurig! A mini one would be just perfect, too. My favorite flavor for the fall is Pumpkin Spice. It’s one of the reasons I love the Fall season so much!
I think Pumpkin Spice is my fave right now! It’s the fall y’all!
I like the Donut Shop coffee – would like to try the pumpkin spice – would love to win, thanks!
I don’t tweet – but I did share this on my page!
The butter toffee sounds amazing!
French roast is my favorite but I think I am going to buy the Vanilla Cream this weekend. Sounds great!
I love the Caramel Vanilla Cream K-Cups. Yum!
Colombian is my fav!!
Vermont Country Blend
Pumpkin Spice is my favorite! Love the pumpkin color of the Keurig.
I love the Pumpkin Spice, so this would be a great win!! Thanks!
Pumpkin spice all the way……are there really other flavours?? ahahaha
I like the Dark Magic
love my hazelnut decaf in the afternoon!
I looooove Pumpkin Spice but have never tried the K-cup form of it! I am an avid K-cup user and thats all we use at work too. I would love to own a mini brewer!!!! My favorite GMC coffee flavor right now is Dark Magic.
https://twitter.com/CarlyDenee/status/259248401659617280 is where the link to my Tweet is!
Thanks for the great party, I hope you have a wonderful weekend!
I’m loving “pumpkin spice” in the fall!
I love the mocha, but I haven’t tried the pumpkin spice yet!
Oh coffee- how I love it. I would have to say anything that gives me a good jolt would make the favorite list.
The pumpkin spice is a great afternoon pick-me-up when you have lots of work meetings!
Love, love, love Timothy’s Rainforest Espresso! Makes the BEST Iced “lattes”! 🙂
Why, pumpkin spice, of course! I have just, in my 32nd year, discovered a love for smooth, sweet, creamy coffee. I don’t drink a lot of coffee, so I love the K-cups! I don’t have a Keurig brewer, so I only get to enjoy when I’m at my friend’s home. 🙂
Wow, how does one pick just ONE Green Mountain flavour.
They’re all great.
Re-tweeted yours, and also tweeted one (as above).
If I win; I’ll give the brewer to my son, who just moved into a new place, and the previous room mate took all his (and my son’s) belongings when he moved out.
I don’t have a keurig and I’ve never tried a k-cup, but I do love me some pumpkin. So my pick would probably be pumpkin spice, mmm.
I actually like all their flavors, I have yet to try the pumpkin spice though so that’s a must try asap!
apple cider all the way
Well, I guess that would depend on what time if the year you would ask, but right now it is definitely Pumpkin Spice!!
It definitely has to be the Pumpkin Spice!!! Love your site & blog… thanks for offering this give-a-way.
I really like the Donut Shop and Jet Fuel, but there are lots of others I haven’t tried yet! Thanks for the chance to win!
I don’t use K-cups, but I am definitely a decaf lover. And I do like Green Mountain Coffee.
I love all things pumpkin, so I know I’d love the pumpkin spice.
I haven’t tried too many, but the Colombian Fair Trade Medium Roast is great!
I have many favorites…..but will narrow it down to Emeril’s Big Easy! Bold but so smooth!
This is so silly, but don’t have one or have ever tried! I do coffee in a coffe press every morning, lot’s of work, but my hubby says it saves, maybe I should put on my Birthday list. Love fall and pumpkin so would love to try