Sunday, February 13, 2011

Coffee Giftcard Giveaway - Ends Feb 25 - Closed

This contest is now closed. Thanks for your interest.

So I really want to do a jewelery giveaway of one of my sisters amazing works, but I don't think I have enough followers to give her work the justice it deserves. So I'm hosting a self-funded giveaway to generate more followers.

The winner will get a $10 gift card. For my American friends, it will be a Starbucks card (in their new electronic format). If the winner is Canadian, then you will get snail mailed a choice of a Starbucks or Tim Hortons card for $10.

Mandatory Entry: Follow me publicly on GFC and leave me a comment telling me a food you refused to eat as a child but love as an adult (1 entry)

Optional Entry: Follow me on Twitter @ChrisRFretwell and tweet this "Get your caffeine fix in this #giveaway @ChrisRFretwell http://bit.ly/gUJViE US/CAN" (can be done once daily, you must leave a link to the tweet)

Contest expires Midnight pacific time, Feb 25. Open to US and Canada. 

For good karma, but no extra entries, please click the Top Mommy blogs button to vote for me in the Twins and Multiples category (just click the button and you'll be voting).

118 comments:

edmontonjb said...

I follow with GFC and as a child I hated mushrooms but now they are one of my favorite foods.

dftrew(at)gmail(dot)com

AubreyLaine said...

I follow via GFC! As a kid, I hated green beans. And still do!
aubreyfick (at) yahoo (dot) com

traciet said...

gfc follower, I detested chicken as a kid and love it now! tracietrump@yahoo.com

JC said...

GFC follower. I hated broccoli and love it now.

JC said...

@tcarolinep follower.http://twitter.com/tcarolinep/status/37250089248362496
tcarolinep at gmail dot com

Anne-Marie T said...

I am following on google friend connect as Anne-Marie T.
I refused to eat cauliflower as a child but love as an adult.
amt(at)telus(dot)net

Anne-Marie T said...

Tweeted (@amt946)
http://twitter.com/amt946/status/37362741740052481

amt(at)telus(dot)net

Tina said...

GFC follower. I hated green pepper and love it now.
merleandtina@yahoo.com

Tina said...

http://twitter.com/#!/HappyTina0115/status/37528117467815936
merleandtina@yahoo.com

Tina said...

http://twitter.com/#!/HappyTina0115/status/37913401653084161
merleandtina@Yahoo.com

Laurie Harrison said...

Cooked carrots. Is that weird or what. I would it raw but not cooked when I was younger...now, I'm taking second helpings!
Thanks for the chance and linking up on
www.grandmasezso.com
geneveve2@gmail.com

A (Daily) Woman said...

Follow on GFC
I now like onions, I didnt as a kids.

A (Daily) Woman said...

Tweet http://twitter.com/ASDsupportNC/status/38268710728765441

Kimberly said...

Follow you on GFC (Kimberly); I used to hate Brussels Sprouts...I'm still not crazy about them, but I can tolerate them!
kcoud33 at gmail dot com

Kimberly said...

Follow you on twitter (@kcoud33); tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/kcoud33/status/38291247680462848
kcoud33 at gmail dot com

leanne_mac said...

I follow you and used to hate asparagus but love it now.

leannemacg at gmail.com

Lisa K said...

I did not like brussel sprouts but now I love them (roasted with some olive oil and a touch of salt)!

Jen M said...

follow via GFC
i hated mushrooms & egg yolks now i love them
jenyasha87 at hotmail dot com

Jen M said...

follow you via twitter @mysecrethome
tweet http://twitter.com/#!/mysecrethome/status/38386803505512448
jenyasha87 at hotmail dot com

Crazzyone_79 said...

I follow with GFC! I didn't like brussel sprouts and now I love them!!
heather_caners@hotmail.com

Crazzyone_79 said...

I follow you on twitter @crazzyone_79
heather_caners@hotmail.com

Crazzyone_79 said...

Tweeted http://twitter.com/crazzyone_79/status/38417482163167233
heather_caners@hotmail.com

Tina said...

http://twitter.com/#!/HappyTina0115/status/38619154541973506
merleandtina@Yahoo.com

Heather said...

I follow you on GFC. I never used to refuse to eat anything.

mysticbutterfly37 at yahoo.com

Heather said...

I follow you on twitter and tweeted.

http://www.twitter.com/matthewsmommy

Heather K.
mysticbutterfly37 at yahoo.com

Glogirl said...

I follow your blog via GFC.
I'm the opposite. I ate foods as a child that I loved but now hate. I used to love mushroom soup as a child and now I refuse to eat it as an adult!

ajmizen(at)hotmail(dot)com

Glogirl said...

I am following you on Twitter @glogirl3 and tweeted:
http://twitter.com/glogirl3/status/38720152996556800

ajmizen(at)hotmail(dot)com

Caroline said...
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Caroline said...

I follow you via GFC

I used to hate broccoli as a child but now it's my favorite veggie!

Caroline said...

I follow you on twitter as Carolineinbc and tweeted about giveaway

http://twitter.com/#!/Carolineinbc/status/38755653971492864

Fiona said...

Eggplant! (and many other things)

Following you in GFC (Fiona)
fmgregory at myway dot com

The Good Nurse said...

I'm following you via GFC :)

ghirardellichic at gmail dot com

I used to dislike tomatoes when I was a kid and throughout my teens. Now I can eat them on almost anything.

The Good Nurse said...

Following you on twitter as @ghirardellichic and RT.

http://twitter.com/#!/ghirardellichic/status/38961547803893760

Caroline said...

http://twitter.com/#!/Carolineinbc/status/39000044195692544

Tina said...

http://twitter.com/#!/HappyTina0115/status/39037231737864192
merleandtina@yahoo.com

Glogirl said...

Daily Tweet:
http://twitter.com/glogirl3/status/39061805611491328

ajmizen(at)hotmail(dot)com

esluka said...

I refused "red sauce" on my Spaghetti amnong very many other foods..mashed potatoes, green beans, sour cream, now I love it!
erinnsluka@gmail.com

esluka said...

I tweeted! http://twitter.com/#!/3sonshavei/status/39155722184949760
erinnsluka@gmail.com

Tirza @ Canadian Mommy Giveaways said...

Following on GFC. I hated broccoli as a kid but love it now!

canadianmommygiveaways at gmail dot com

Caroline said...

daily tweet

http://twitter.com/#!/Carolineinbc/status/39363900382248960

Glogirl said...

Daily Tweet:
http://twitter.com/glogirl3/status/39422442233397248

ajmizen(at)hotmail(dot)com

Tina said...

http://twitter.com/#!/HappyTina0115/status/39488227370868736
merleandtina@yahoo.com

Texas Type A Mom said...

This is pretty sad but I refused to eat regular cheese (that wasn't melted) as a child and LOVE it as an adult!
texastypeamom(at)gmail(dot)com
www.texastypeamom.com

Nathania Auger said...

New follower!!I used to HATE onions...after I had my 2nd daughter, instantly after...I LOVE them! nathania.a@gmail.com

Nathania Auger said...

follow and tweeted!
http://twitter.com/#!/Nathania_H
nathania.a@gmail.com

-=This:Envy=- said...

I follow you via GFC!
I refused to try brussel sprouts as a kid but as an adult, I think they're delish!

-=This:Envy=- said...

@thisenvy tweeted: Get your caffeine fix in this #giveaway @ChrisRFretwell http://bit.ly/gUJViE US/CAN

on 2/20 circa 10:15pm

I don't know how to direct link tweets. Never could figure that out.

Erin said...

I follow your blog via GFC.

When I was a kid, I used to hate pizza (believe it or not!). I still didn't eat a lot of it until the past few years, but now I really like it.

glycine.max at gmail.com

Caroline said...

http://twitter.com/#!/Carolineinbc/status/39715705557491713

Tabitha Pye said...

I follow you with GFC and I refused to eat broccoli as a child but now I love it!

Tabitha Pye said...

Following and tweeted:
http://twitter.com/#!/tabithapye/status/39754221393940480

wifemomandmore said...

I followed you on Google Friend Connect and I hated peas as a child but tolerate them as an adult.

Glogirl said...

Daily Tweet:
http://twitter.com/glogirl3/status/39801390242992128

ajmizen(at)hotmail(dot)com

mintaburst said...

GFC follower.
As a kid I HATED spinach. Now I eat it in everything...smoothies, pasta, sandwiches...etc.

beyondthestarvingartist at gmail dot com

mintaburst said...

Following you on twitter and tweeted:
http://twitter.com/mintaburst/status/39896585672458241

beyondthestarvingartist at gmail dot com

heartnsoulcooking said...

Follow And Mommy Makes 3 via GFC [Geraldine Sandoval]
heartnsoulcooking[at]gmail[dot]com

heartnsoulcooking said...

Follow on twitter @Gerisandoval
and tweeted
http://twitter.com/#!/Gerisandoval/status/39914948872249344
heartnsoulcooking[at]gmail[dot]com

Anonymous said...

Hated onions as a child - picked them out of everything - love them now! GFC follower, too!
Rosanova Family
rosanova_family@comcast.net

Anonymous said...

Twitter follower (@rosanovafamily) and tweeted

http://twitter.com/#!/rosanovafamily/status/39930224724414464

rosanova_family@comcast.net

Lesley Mitchell said...

Broccoli was enemy No. 1 as a child, but I love it in everything now.
lesleymitchell52@yahoo.com

Lesley Mitchell said...

Follower and tweeted
@frugalhappy

Tina said...

http://twitter.com/#!/HappyTina0115/status/40043462598332416
merleandtina@yahoo.com

Caroline said...

daily tweet

http://twitter.com/#!/Carolineinbc/status/40079768980422656

Glogirl said...

Daily Tweet:
http://twitter.com/glogirl3/status/40148854657523712

ajmizen(at)hotmail(dot)com

Tabitha Pye said...

Daily Tweet:
http://twitter.com/#!/tabithapye/status/40152124109225984

Lindsay's Family Reviews and Giveaways said...

I follow on GFC and hated spinach when I was little. I now like it!

Lindsay's Family Reviews and Giveaways said...

I follow @ChrisRFretwell on twitter and tweeted http://twitter.com/#!/LindsaysReviews/status/40159457354846208

lindoussa at gmail dot com

mintaburst said...

Daily tweet:
http://twitter.com/mintaburst/status/40217225659023361

beyondthestarvingartist at gmail dot com

Tina said...

http://twitter.com/#!/HappyTina0115/status/40432945860853760
merleandtina@yahoo.com

Caroline said...

DAily tweet

http://twitter.com/#!/Carolineinbc/status/40457179286876160

Glogirl said...

Daily Tweet:
http://twitter.com/glogirl3/status/40520553999634432

ajmizen(at)hotmail(dot)com

Dawn @ Two-Handed Mommy said...

Following via GFC - I hated peanut butter as a child...teen...adult... and now at 32 I LOVE it!! Not sure what happened, lol!

Tabitha Pye said...

Daily Tweet:
http://twitter.com/#!/tabithapye/status/40573443330015232

Rosanova Family said...

Tweeted 2/23

http://twitter.com/#!/rosanovafamily/status/40582328212402176

rosanova_family@comcast.net

mintaburst said...

Daily Tweet: http://twitter.com/mintaburst/status/40601865137692673

beyondthestarvingartist at gmail dot com

Tina said...

http://twitter.com/#!/HappyTina0115/status/40783892000546817
merleandtina@yahoo.com

Caroline said...

http://twitter.com/#!/Carolineinbc/status/40846447826059264

Glogirl said...

Daily Tweet:
http://twitter.com/glogirl3/status/40860401881194496

ajmizen(at)hotmail(dot)com

thatlittlehouse said...

I follow you publicly on gfc and refused to eat eggplant when I was a kid, now it's one of my favorites.

nblexp (at) gmail (dot) com

Tabitha Pye said...

Daily Tweet:
http://twitter.com/#!/tabithapye/status/40942214553141248

mintaburst said...

Daily Tweet:
http://twitter.com/mintaburst/status/40964858514124800

beyondthestarvingartist at gmail dot com

Denise G said...

Follow with GFC - Denise G
I hated fish now I like it :o)

Saving Mama said...

I follow you on GFC (staciefrost). A food I would not touch but love, love, love now is guacamole! YUM! Thanks for entering me!
savingmama at live dot com

Saving Mama said...

I follow you on twitter and tweeted! (@savingmama42).
http://twitter.com/#!/savingmama42/status/41124838235967488
savingmama at live dot com

kmogilevski said...

Follow you through GFC (katie, kmogilevski). I used to hate eating yogurt, but now I can't get enough
kmogilevski at gmail dot com

kmogilevski said...

Follow you on Twitter (allnaturalkatie) and tweeted (http://twitter.com/#!/allnaturalkatie/status/41127672394424320)
kmogilevski at gmail dot com

Marilyn's Money said...

New google follower, I hated asparagus, but love it now! mjjaegly@yahoo.com

Marilyn's Money said...

New google follower, I hated asparagus, but love it now! mjjaegly@yahoo.com

Marilyn's Money said...

Tweet:http://twitter.com/#!/marilynjaegly/status/41129334379003904 mjjaegly@yahoo.com

matt0701 said...

New GFC follower. I hated rice growing up. I used to spit it into my cup and somehow, mom never said anything. I love rice now!

mattschmunk at gmail dot com

Kimberly said...

I follow with GFC. I used to hate spinach. I love it now. It turns out I just hated my mom's cooking. :)
kirbycolby at gmail dot com

Kimberly said...

I follow and tweeted. Thank you!
http://twitter.com/Aerated/status/41152373950922752
kirbycolby at gmail dot com

Dominique S said...

I hated mushrooms as a little girl, but now I love them. And as an adult I don't care for, and won't eat most meat, but loved any as a kid lol.

I follow you on GFC: Dominique S

couponcookie at gmail dot com

Dominique S said...

I follow you on Twitter: Laylees. And tweeted:

http://twitter.com/#!/laylees/status/41153878997078016

couponcookie at gmail dot com

Tina said...

http://twitter.com/#!/HappyTina0115/status/41166009016524800
merleandtina@yahoo.com

Heavensent1 said...

Hmmm...everything I hated as a child I still do...I can tolerate onions now when I couldn't as a kid and I loathed chocolate as a child and like it as an adult...heavensent1@yahoo dotcom

Heavensent1 said...

Follow you on Twitter *DNatrlBeauty*

Heavensent1 said...

http://twitter.com/DNatrlBeauty/status/41170203052224512

Caroline said...

tweeted

http://bit.ly/gUJViE

Charlene Canfield said...

I am following you in google. I used to hate broccoli. I love it now.
cjcmommy@gmail.com

Charlene Canfield said...

I am following you on twitter as cjcmommy and I tweeted at
http://twitter.com/#!/cjcmommy/status/41190089082142720
cjcmommy@gmail.com

Baby Mama said...

gfc sarah_roxy_21
Cabbage!
SARAHLOVESVEGAS@hotmail

Tabitha Pye said...

Daily Tweet:
http://twitter.com/#!/tabithapye/status/41212327713841152

Rae T. (Auqakuh) said...

I'm your public GFC follower Rae T. (Auqakuh) and I used to refuse to eat broccoli, but as an adult it's one of my absolute favourite foods! :)
rararomp at gmail dot com

Rae T. (Auqakuh) said...

I'm your twitter follower @rararomp and I tweeted: http://twitter.com/rararomp/status/41218275903930368
rararomp at gmail dot com

Glogirl said...

Daily Tweet:
http://twitter.com/glogirl3/status/41228955889577984

ajmizen(at)hotmail(dot)com

AMY said...

GFC follower. I hated Onions as a child but now I crave them on everything. awitherstine at gmail dot com

bmom76 said...

I'm a public follower
chelsea
and when I was child I hated salmon patties, now I crave them!
chelsreb(at)aol(dot)com

bmom76 said...

I'm following you on twitter as @bmom76, and I tweeted
http://twitter.com/bmom76/status/41238770770649088
chelsreb(at)aol(dot)com

meredith said...

i follow on gfc

beets and brussel sprouts

mermont84@yahoo.com

meredith said...

i follow on twitter
http://twitter.com/mermont84/status/41295648435355648
mermont84@yahoo.com

Beckeesdeals said...

GFC follower. No one believes this, but it is true-as a kid, I HATED chocolate and would tell people I was allergic to it so they would stop trying to make me eat it. Now I love, LOVE it!!!
beckeesdeals at gmail dot com

Liz said...

I hated spinach and avocados, and now I love them!

eemoody77 at gmail dot com

Liz said...

Follow and tweeted!

http://twitter.com/#!/FakeGradSchool/status/41342705388879873

eemoody77 at gmail dot com

Katie said...

I follow via GFC (DaKaWa) and I used to hate bell pepppers, but now love them !
katerwalker@yahoo.com

mintaburst said...

Daily Tweet:
http://twitter.com/mintaburst/status/41373825266487296

beyondthestarvingartist at gmail dot com

Gianna said...

Now following GFC.
I used to hate mushrooms too! Now I love them over chicken marsala, pizza and they are just plain awesome stuffed.

Kris said...

follow gfc
mushrooms
KDSyrjala at gmail dot com