Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Back to School with 8 O'Clock Coffee! Review & Giveaway Ends 10/24/11

It's that time of year... Back to school! Kids are just starting school for the first time... returning after summer break... going off to College. Teachers are in their classrooms... Professors at their lecterns...

And parents are enjoying some quiet time! (Yes, me included!)

At 8 O'Clock Coffee -- they are determined to make the Back to school daze... uhm... DAYS a little less stressful for us all.

I recently received two bags of fresh ground coffee from Eight O'Clock Coffee:
The wonderful French Vanilla (A sweet French Vanilla infused into 100% Arabica Beans, lightly roasted to bring out sweet caramel notes) and 100% Columbian (Medium Roast, rich, and full-bodied).

The French Vanilla is just incredibly good. I love to use a caramel-flavoured creamer in it and serve it cold with whipped creme! Makes a coffehouse frappe or iced coffee at a fraction of the cost and no need to leave the house! Love it!

The 100% Columbian is the perfect morning coffee. It wakes you up and gets you moving -- but it's so smooth and leaves no bitter 'after' taste like some coffees do.

The nifty Travel mug I received is a blessing. I love to take my coffee with me and I *HATE* carrying around styrofoam cups. They just never keep the coffee hot enough or fresh enough. (Not to mention the disaster if you happen to slosh the cup... ask me how I know.)

“Back-to-School Survival Tips” from Eight O’Clock Coffee:

TIP 1: Become Your Own Brewista – Save time, money and gas this back-to-school season by brewing your morning coffee at home. You can even set your coffee maker’s timer the night before to wake up to great-smelling Eight O’Clock Coffee.

TIP 2: Preplan Lunch – A few days before school starts, sit down with your kids and create a grocery list of healthy snacks and lunches they would like for school. Rotate each of their selections throughout the week. Make Tuesday “Turkey Tuesday” or Wednesday “Wrap Wednesday” – adding variety to keep lunch exciting. When possible, pack their lunch the night before to reduce stress in the morning.

TIP 3: Assemble Weekly Wardrobes – Every Sunday check the upcoming weekly weather forecast with your kids. Then, have them pick out five outfits for the upcoming school week. Hang them in daily order in their closet to avoid the inevitable, “Mom, I can’t find my favorite blue shirt!”

TIP 4: Be Prepared for School Projects – Avoid late night rushing around to complete school projects by having art supplies on hand. Create an arts and craft bin that includes more than just crayons and colored paper. Collect items like pipe cleaners, stickers, figurines, beads – even coffee beans – and other creative finds, and put the fun back in school projects.

Great tips! Guaranteed to make your life easier! :)

The folks at Eight O'Clock Coffee would love to hear your School Days tips! Connect with them on Facebook and @8OClockCoffee on Twitter.

Right now, when you visit the Eight O'Clock Coffee website, you can print out a $2.00 off coupon!

The lovely folks at Eight O'Clock Coffee have generously offered one of my readers a Back-to-school survival pack consisting of two bags of Eight O'Clock Coffee, one travel much, and one cotton drawstring bag!

Just follow the instructions below for your chance to win.

Open to USA only. Contest ends 10/24/11

DISCLOSURE: I received a Back-to-School Survival Pack for the purpose of review. I received no monetary compensation. The opinions expressed herein are my own and based on my own use of and experience with the items.


Unknown said...

I like Hazel Nut and French Vanilla. Thanks. gahome2mom/at/gmail/com

KMP50 said...

I like the original. Can't go wrong with that! I'd like to try the Italian or French roasts...

Stacy said...

Italian & Colombian!!!!!!

ann said...

my favorites are french vanilla and 100% columbian coffee

amhengst at verizon dot net

Amy Orvin said...

Hazelnut and Mocha

KAT said...

I like Hazel Nut

Unknown said...

I want to try the French Vanilla and the Mocha.