Go-Go-Gadget Energy!

Starbucks Doubleshot® Energy+Coffee sent me a few cans of their elixir and on Wednesday, I was running late and had no time to make coffee, so I innocently grabbed a can of the vanilla flavor.

Little did I know I was opening a can of AMAZING. I literally felt a rush of energy while I drank it. I was seized with the ability to focus and finally tackle my mess of a desk. (After which I incredulously tweeted this.)

Now, let’s get this out of the way right now – this doesn’t taste like your average coffee. No, this has super powers, so it tastes a little less typical Starbucks iced coffee and a little more energy-y. If I’m going to drink an energy drink, you’d better believe I’m picking up one of these over nasty Red Bull (sorry, dude, but you tasted like carbonated lint-covered lollipops. No bueno.)

If you’ve been reading my blog, you know I’m struggling to keep my head above water when it comes to my new job. (Cliff’s Notes: I work a lot and whine about it.) These little babies really help me get going in the morning and squeeze more into my already-full day. Which is a major WIN.

The only shortcoming I can find is that the cans are labeled as two servings. Ha. Funny, right? Silly Starbucks, don’t you know I love caffeine?

Now, for the fun part: Time to giveaway some prizes!

What’s in it for you?

Um, coffee!

Okay, how about this:

Five (5) STANDARD PRIZE PACKS (valued at $30 each): Stealth Switch™, $5 Starbucks® Card, Starbucks Doubleshot® Energy+Coffee coupons, Starbucks Doubleshot® Energy+Coffee-branded white board.

That Stealth Switch? It’s this awesome little doohickey that allows you to switch between windows on your computer so you can deftly avoid being caught browsing the internet/blogging/on Facebook/tweeting/stalking your ex-boyfriend/picking up a new outfit. Awesome, right? For more ways to feign productivity at work, check out www.energypluscoffee.com.

What’s in it for me?

There is a prize for the three bloggers who get the most comments. An awesome prize. And I’m not above begging for your comments. I promise. (Or taking photos like this.)

Okay, how the heck do you enter?

Just leave a comment answering: Why do YOU need more energy? by Monday, Novemeber 9th at 9am EST.

UPDATE! For another entry: Tweet or blog about the contest and leave a comment with the URL.

For yet another entry, load this badge in your sidebar:

Copy and paste this code into your sidebar: <a href=”https://mylittlereviews.wordpress.com/2009/10/26/starbucks/”><img src=”http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2462/4046682759_c107575856_o.jpg&#8221; width=”150″ height=”100″ alt=”badge” /></a>

Sorry, non-US-residents, I love you, but you can’t enter.

That’s what she* said:
a. This promotion is solely sponsored by Ashley/Our Little Apartment and has not been endorsed or approved by North American Coffee Partnership. By entering, you agree to look solely to Ashley/Our Little Apartment for any claims in connection therewith, and not the North American Coffee Partnership”

b.NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Subject to Contest guidelines. Open to U.S. residents only. Contest ends November 9th. Void where prohibited.

c. All the opinions expressed here are mine.

* “She” being the lawyer, of course.


100 Responses to “Go-Go-Gadget Energy!”

  1. Since energy has gotten very expensive lately, a little free caffeine could never hurt.

    P.S. your CSS formatting looks really funky on my PC (IE7, Windows XP).

    Bleh! I know – I’m working on it!

  2. I need more energy because getting up at 4:45 to hit the gym (while energizing) takes a toll after many days! Enter the lazy girl’s method to energy :)

  3. Great giveaway – I hope I win! I definitely need more energy to get through my day at work. There are days when I’m super busy and get a lot done, but nine times out of ten my days drag because my work can be boring, and having some extra caffeine (aka energy) would make me way more motivated!

  4. I love these! I need more energy b/c I’m starting a new job soon with a longer commute and longer hours, but a fantastic opportunity. I need to be at my best and wide awake!

  5. I need more energy because I’m three weeks away from completing a yoga teacher training program and I have SO MUCH STUDYING to do!

  6. Mmm, I absolutely love Starbucks. Unfortunately, the closest one is 45 minutes to an hour away. This would be great to try out.

    I wake up around 5:30am every morning, so it’s a little hard actually waking up. Then, after work, I have three classes of school work to spend my time doing. I would love the little boost in energy!


    Hopefully you are lucky enough to have another coffeeshop around you. Otherwise…oy!

  7. I totally need more energy to keep up with my 14 month old son. He is a little firecracker and just never stops moving!

  8. I need more energy so that I don’t nearly fall asleep on my way to work like I did this morning and also so that I can accomplish all those pesky things on my to-do list (you know, the ones that are done after work.)

  9. Because I have to wake up for work at 4:30 a.m.!

  10. I know I just won one- but I would love some caffeine- if not for me but for my husband. Oh the joy it would cause him! Please please please!

  11. I need more energy because I am a substitute teacher, the end.

  12. I need energy because I’m a tired tired tired tired (x9 more) college senior who is desperately trying to balance school, work, a social life, job hunting and calming myself down regarding the scariness of said job hunting. Whew!

  13. I need more energy b/c I am a grad student. And a grad assistant.

  14. I just started grad school! I have midterms! Papers! Finals! A Job!!!

  15. I need more energy because I’m looking for a “real job.” And as I’ve tirelessly blogged about it, the job search is DIFFICULT (and quite sucky) so these would come in quite handy.

    p.s. your images aren’t showing up on my computer screen (i’m using the latest version of internet explorer, if that makes a difference).

  16. I need more energy because I’m a high school teacher and they have more ingested energy then me.

  17. I need more energy because just moving + job hunting = major chaos. And to tackle chaos takes a ton of energy + motivation.
    Starbucks is DA BOMB! And doubleshots? WAHOOO!! Tasty plus caffeine buzz = WIN!
    (And yeah…2 servings? For real? Sorry, I share my caffeine buzz with no one!)

  18. I need more energy because full time job + part time job + part time school + life drains a girl like you wouldn’t believe!

  19. i need energy because i am trying to finish up my phd + i am the graduate student body vice president + starting my own business. just typing that list made me exhausted ;)

  20. I need energy because in less than a month I will be moving across town. I will have 3 days to move into, fully unpacked and decorated before my dad, step mom, and sister come to Thanksgiving at my new apartment. On top of working full time and planning Thanksgiving Dinner. It’s going to take a miracle (or just a few Starbucks double shots) to get it all done.

    Tweeted here: http://twitter.com/EveryyDayy/status/5179596255
    Banner will be up here: http://everyydayygrace.blogspot.com

  21. Wow! This is amazing! And really exciting!

    I don’t drink coffee near as much as I should, simply because I’m too lazy/forgot to buy coffee at the grocery store for the last few times I was there. I need to get back into it, stat. Or get a SB giftcard. Because that’s fun, too!

    How much do I love that you’re making drinking more coffee a goal in your life? :) VERY MUCH.

  22. Entry #2!

  23. i need more energy because when i get home from work, i have no motivation to get off the couch to do things I really need to do. Such as write thank you cards for our wedding gifts…. oy… or walk the sweet pup.

  24. I only need energy if it comes from real coffee. Energy drinks, like Red Bull, Monster, whatever? They’re yucky. And I have a blog titled Caffeinate Me – are you kidding!?


  25. Oh, and I linked this on my sidebar. SQUEEE!

  26. Because 9-5 is a fairy tale.

  27. I need more energy to get through 12 hours of class and 36 hours of studying every week!

  28. I need more energy – work 11 hours each day with no nap so I need to be alert!

  29. I need more energy because there are not enough hours in the day to do everything that I’d like to, so sleep takes the backseat!

  30. because i’m a stay at home dad of two energetic little boys and it’s cyclocross season!

  31. because i work late!

  32. I need more energy because I’m going back to work TOMORROW after 12 weeks of maternity leave. I was just starting to get the hang of life with an infant, and now I have to throw another full time job back into the mix. CRAP!

  33. once i quit my day job and start writing full-time (next month) i think i’m going to need LOTS of extra energy and caffeine to keep me going. and from losing my sanity. :)

  34. I need more energy because I have a child who wakes me up early with her whining, and a husband who keeps me up late at night with his. :)

  35. I need more energy because my husband and I both work full time and go to school…did I mention we have to wake up at 3:30AM!! we pretend we are practicing for kids.

    I pretend you are CRAZY! 3:30AM!? That’s the middle of the night!

  36. I need more energy because I don’t have enough to be a college student!!

  37. I need more energy just to survive working nights and having a mini dachshund to keep up with.

  38. I need more energy because I get up with my husband every day at 5am to make him lunch before I take care of myself, go to work and so on.


  39. I need more energy to counteract lack of sleep…..

  40. Hi Ashley –
    I am an Emergency Room RN and work 12 hr. shifts and could definantly use a little more energizing to make it thru my workdays!

  41. i’m a first year resident in internal medicine… only 2 years ago a law was passed to limit my work week to 80 hours.

  42. I need more energy so its easier to get up at 630 am on the days my daughter goes to speech therapy. Thanks!

  43. I need more energy because i work 12 hour shifts at work for a printing company and from carrying around boxes of paper and finished jobs im pooped by mid day!

  44. I tweeted

  45. I need energy because I have 3 year old twins who each have twice as much energy as I do. =)

  46. hmm I need more energy because I work an insane amount of hours and still have so many hobbies and side projects I’d like to pursue


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