(I’ve partnered with Caribou Coffee for this sponsored post. All opinions are 100% mine.)
October is one of my favorite times to visit a Caribou Coffee shop. Both the warm, delicious aroma of coffee and the cozy northwoods decor (two of my favorite things!) make it such a pleasant escape from the chilly autumn air in Minnesota.
Amy’s Blend Coffee is Back at Caribou Coffee
October is also Breast Cancer Awareness month, and every year Caribou Coffee supports those impacted by breast cancer by filling their shops with pink! In honor of Caribou’s original Roastmaster, Amy Erickson, who passed away from breast cancer 21 years ago, Caribou Coffee created a special blend of coffee called Amy’s Blend. It’s available only at this time of year, and 10% of all Amy’s Blend purchases will be donated to CancerCare, a nonprofit organization that helps those affected by support, education and financial assistance.
If you haven’t tried Amy’s Blend coffee, I suggest you head over to Caribou to try it before it’s gone! Every year I stock up on Amy’s Dark Roast Whole Bean coffee. It’s created with dark chocolate and burgundy tones for “a silky body and sweet, smoky finish.” It’s my favorite! If you like it lighter, there’s Amy’s Light Roast which “combines sweet and floral aromas with fruit undertones and a clean finish.”A one-pound bag is $16.99 (decaf is $17.99), but they have great specials all month – visit their Facebook page or subscribe to their emails for updates!
Caribou and Tribute
Caribou is also doing something special this month to honor caregivers of those affected by cancer. They’ve partnered with Tribute to thank caregivers everywhere with a community video project, and you can be part of it!
How You Can Help – It’s Easy!
In October, for every video submitted, Caribou will donate $5 to CancerCare!
Here’s how to do it:
- Visit the Caribou Tribute website
- Click the red button where it says “Record/Upload Your Video!”
- Enter your name and email, or sign in with Facebook
- Record (or upload) your video and SUBMIT!
Your video doesn’t have to be long or fancy – just speak from the heart for a total of ideally 25-30 seconds (under 60) and that’s it!
I did it and it was super easy. For me, I have been touched by the love and kindness I’ve seen from people in my life including at my church, where I also work. I’m amazed at how much they give and sacrifice for others in need. And there are nurses, social workers, and even strangers who will give of their time and energy…all of this helps lighten the burdens of people in need.
You can view videos submitted including mine here:
THANK YOU CAREGIVERS!
Stay connected with Caribou Coffee
If you’re like me and you love Caribou Coffee AND are savvy about money and deals, you’re probably already a Caribou Perks member, which is FREE! If you’re not a member, sign up now for awesome deals like BOGO’s, discounted drinks and other exclusives. Plus, follow Caribou, CancerCare and Tribute online for all the latest:
Facebook – Facebook.com/cariboucoffee
Twitter — @Caribou_Coffee – twitter.com/caribou_coffee
Instagram — @CaribouCoffee – Instagram.com/cariboucoffee
Facebook – Facebook.com/cancercare
Twitter — @cancercare – twitter.com/cancercare
Facebook – Facebook.com/wetribute
Twitter — @wetribute – twitter.com/wetribute
Instagram: @wetribute – Instagram.com/wetribute
Enter to win a $10 Caribou Coffee gift card! Two will win. Just fill out the Rafflecopter form below with your information by Thursday, October 13th at 11:00pm. Winners will be randomly selected and contacted on Friday, October 14th. Record and submit a Tribute video for an additional entry!!!
Caribou is my favorite!!??
Just lost a loved one to ovarian cancer. Grateful to Caribou Coffee for bringing attention and funding to those in need. Thanks to you for this giveaway!
I love Caribou, and what a great program! I’m off to make a video…
Cassie Merrill says
Love Caribou ‘ s Carmel Cooler! !
This is a great thing that caribou does for a great cause!
Lost so many loved ones to cancer. Great cause.
l. demsky says
My dad had cancer twice. I found it hard and rewarding to take care of him!