Giveaway: Smart & Final’s Ambiance Coffee

Going without coffee during my pregnancy was tough. I’m a big coffee drinker. A couple of cups every day, at minimum. Sometimes more. Think of me as the average or slightly above-average coffee drinker.

Ambiance coffeesSo when Smart & Final asked if I’d like to try their new line of Ambiance coffees, I said yes. We’d been stuck in a coffee rut for quite a while, so a change was just what we needed. Just before Christmas we received a sweet basket with an assortment of coffee.

We started out with the French Vanilla. We almost always use french vanilla creamer, so we were pretty sure it would be right up our alley. It totally was. I enjoyed a couple of cups during my morning routine of shuffling over to my computer and starting work. We later tried the other blends, of which Gourmet Supreme is probably my favorite with the House Blend coming a close second. My husband took the French Roast to work, which they liked. I’m not a huge french roast fan, so I was more than happy to have him take it. But I smacked his hand when he tried to make off with the Kona Blend before I got to try it. What? I just wanted to try some! Then he’s welcome to take it to them and get their opinions.

I liked them all and would drink any of them again. Really. I shop at Smart & Final a lot, so I have no doubt I’ll be making a run up there the next time our coffee is getting low. And now the good news.

How would you like a gift basket of all six Ambiance coffees? And what if said gift basket also included a Smart & Final gift card for $150? I thought so.

So how do you enter? I thought you’d never ask.

1. For one entry, leave me a comment with your favorite coffee moment. Make sure you leave your email so I can contact the winner.

2. For one additional entry each day, tweet about the giveaway using the #MyAmbianceMoment hashtag: “Enter to win an Ambiance Coffee gift pack & $150 gift card from @smartfinal #MyAmbianceMoment” and then come back here and leave a link to your tweet. One per day only, please.

Contest deadline is February 8th at midnight PST. Comments after that will not be counted in the giveaway. Winner must respond within 24 hours or a new winner will be chosen.

Disclosure: As mentioned, I received a basket of coffees to try, along with an offer to send the same + gift card to a reader.

Want some more chances to win? Check out Mel’s giveaway (ends on the 8th) and Jen’s giveaway (ends on the 7th). Oh, and here’s Lily’s giveaway, too (ends on the 9th).



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And the winner was Deb from San Diego Momma! Thanks to everyone for your participation.

(Sorry for the delay in actually posting the results. I had let Deb know via Twitter, but I didn’t get a chance to note it here and then time got away from me and we’re already 2/3 of the way through February. Next thing I know, it’ll be July.)

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73 Responses
  1. Chelsea (1 comments.) says:

    MAN, I miss coffee so bad right now! Can’t wait until this baby comes. I start work really early before anyone else gets to the office, and my favorite coffee moments are those quiet times before everything gets hectic.

  2. PurpleLarkspur says:

    My favorite coffee moment is the 3pm coffee break. Great excuse to slack off for a couple minutes, and the caffeine gets me through the rest of the day!

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  3. PurpleLarkspur says:

    I tweeted on 2/1:
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  4. San Diego Momma (8 comments.) says:

    My favorite coffee moment is right now, when I have a cup ready in the hand, and am reading in the morning.
    San Diego Momma´s last blog post ..Spies Like Us

  5. Vixen (4 comments.) says:

    I think my most favoritie coffee moments are camping. Early in the morning, the quiet, the beauty, the cold….and a hot cup of coffee!
    Vixen´s last blog post ..I Can See Clearly Now…

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  7. Maria says:

    I have so many favorite moments.
    1. When the kids are still asleep and I can sit and read while drinking my coffee.
    2. After the kids are up and I have given their assigned school work for the day.
    3. After dropping them off at dance class.

  8. Elise says:

    My favorite coffee moment is when my hubby plays barista and makes us the yummiest cappuccinos!! Mmm I could go for one right now!! :)

  9. Tracy Robertson says:

    My favorite coffee moment is that first warming and soothing cup every morning. It is what I think of when crawling out of bed.

  10. Sondra (5 comments.) says:

    My favorite coffee moment is when my hubby pours me a fresh cup first thing in the morning on the weekends. We don’t get to share coffee together during the week so I look forward to these few days of slow mornings together.
    Sondra´s last blog post ..Reaching my goals

  11. Sondra (5 comments.) says:

    I shared this today:
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  12. Sarah (1 comments.) says:

    My favorite coffee moment is the 1st sip I take in the morning. My house is quiet and the sun is shining through my window.

    sierra0278 at aol dot com
    Sarah´s last blog post ..Cinda Wella!

  13. Lois S (9 comments.) says:

    I think my very favorite time would be that first cup of fresh brewed coffee in the morning

  14. Smash Bravo (9 comments.) says:

    My favorite coffee moment is sitting down with my mom when we have time to drink in peace and just chat. It’s not very often we can do this so for me this is a very special moment.
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  15. Suzette (6 comments.) says:

    Me a coffee addict? Yup and proud of it. My favorite coffee moment is when the timer on the coffee pot in my bedroom goes off and wakes me up with the aroma of freshly brewed coffee. I get up, take some milk out of the mini-fridge in my room, splash some intothe cup BEFORE I pour the coffee (so I don’t need a spoon, lol!), and then head back to bed.

    My most blissfull moment of the day!

  16. Suzette (6 comments.) says:

    Just tweeted this out, but can’t do a link. Hope you’ll check the hashtag!

  17. Sharon R. says:

    Favorite moment: Early in the morning, when the house is quiet, before everyone gets up!