Sunday, January 29, 2012

Dunkin' Donuts Coffee at Grocery {Giveaway}

The Dunkin' Donuts Coffee at Grocery Giveaway is now closed. Thank you to everyone who left comments, I got a kick out of reading the morning routines of some of my HWM readers. I used to select the winner...drum roll please... Congrats to Ms. W!

Contact me at homewithmandy @ gmail dot com with your mailing address and Dunkin Donuts at Grocery will ship you one bag of Original Blend, one bag of Decaf, and two Dunkin’ Donuts mugs.

Have a SUPERbowl SUNDAY everyone!

Original Post
Sticking to a morning routine is essential for me. I've been out of college for ten years and one would think that I would have this morning thing down by now. When one wrench is thrown my way, I'm either late or probably forgot something and I'm for sure frazzled by the time I reach the office.

Here is my IDEAL morning routine:
  • 5:30 AM, Alarm goes off, I snooze for 10 minutes.
  • 5:40 AM, Jim calls from CA (it's 3:40 AM there and he's working a night shift.)
  • 5:45 AM, Jim has talked me out of bed and my feet hit the floor.
  • 5:55 AM, I've managed to brush my teeth and put on workout clothes (yoga pants, t-shirt, sneakers, head band).
  • 6:00 AM, I'm out the door on my way to the gym (water bottle, protein bar, ipod, towel, chapstick).
  • 6:50 AM, Legs are tired, arms are exhausted, I'm sweaty and in need of a shower...bad!
  • 7:00 AM, Feed the dogs, (second) breakfast for me, shower, COFFEE, get ready for work.
  • 8:00 AM, *Out the door and headed to the office.
There are any number of things that can go wrong - starting with me turning my alarm OFF instead of snoozing and then ignoring the phone call from my husband, which never goes over very well.


One part of my morning routine I couldn't do without is that first cup of coffee. I know... I'm turning into my mother... who can hardly function until her second cup in the AM.  When Dunkin’ Donuts Coffee at Grocery asked if I would review their product, of course I said "yes!"

I thought it would be fun to get my co-workers in on a coffee taste test, so I set up an experiment at the office.

I used two portable coffee pumps and filled one up with Dunkin’ Donuts Coffee at Grocery (Original Blend) and the other with Folgers (Classic Roast).

To make this a completely blind experiment, I didn't label the carafes but numbered them one and two. On my survey sheet I asked for each person to taste from both carafes and write down their preference along with a few words to describe why they chose the coffee they did.

We have a LOT of coffee drinkers in our office, so I set up two stations at separate ends of the building. This is about to get fun! After a couple hours, I went back around to check on my coffee carafes and it wasn't a surprise to see that the pot filled with Dunkin’ Donuts Coffee at Grocery was an office favorite. Comments that I collected in favor of the Dunkin’ Donuts Coffee at Grocery included "Better flavor", "Brighter flavor", "Smooth taste", "More body, no bitter aftertaste." I couldn't agree more, ya'll!

I'm telling you, one taste and you will understand!

Dunkin’ Donuts packaged coffee is available in the coffee aisle of grocery retailers nationwide. Visit the Dunkin' at home web page for more information and to find a store near you.

The following Dunkin’ Donuts products are available where you buy groceries:

  • Original Blend: A unique mix of 100% Arabica beans with the smooth, delicious flavor that has made Dunkin’ Donuts famous.
  • Dunkin’ Dark: Made with 100% Arabica beans, this rich coffee experience is carefully roasted for those who prefer a darker coffee.
  • Dunkin’ Decaf: Made from a full-flavored blend of 100% Arabica beans, this is one decaf that has all the taste of the original.
  • Dunkin’ Turbo™: This rich, smooth, medium roast coffee has an extra boost of delicious Dunkin’ Donuts flavor to kick-start your day! One taste and you’ll understand.
  • French Vanilla: Smooth and creamy with the taste of vanilla for those craving a flavorful experience.
  • Hazelnut: Provides a distinctively rich hazelnut flavor and aroma.
  • Cinnamon Spice: Imbued with warm flavors of cinnamon and spices. (I saw this one at Target today!)

And now the really fun part! Here is where I give you the chance to win this cool Dunkin’ Donuts Coffee at Grocery Prize Pack. Leave me a message below telling me your morning routine. That's it. No trivia or hoops to jump through. Easy like Sunday Morning!  On Sunday, February 5th (one week from today) at Noon Central time, I will randomly select a comment below. 

One lucky HWM reader will receive one bag of Original Blend, one bag of Decaf, and two Dunkin’ Donuts mugs. I will notify the winner by email and they will have 48 hours to claim their prize or another winner will be selected. The prize pack is supplied by and shipped from Dunkin Donuts at Grocery. US Addresses only, please.

Even though there is going to be just one Prize Pack winner, I'm going to share some love with everyone! Hop on over to the Dunkin' Donuts web site for more information about these products and visit this page to find coffee promotions, coupons, special offers and more! I love a good deal!

P.S. Dunkin’ Donuts Coffee at Grocery compensated me for participation in this campaign. However, all thoughts and opinions are 100% my, some feedback from co-workers who didn't even know what coffee they were taste testing. I'm sneaky like that.

*P.P.S. Who am I kidding? I'm hardly ever out the door by 8 AM.


  1. I LOVE D&D coffee! I grew up in the north, with D&D shops on every corner. My town here in the South has 2. *sad face*

    So I must say, I adore the fact I can buy D&D coffee at the store!

  2. I would love to win ... I love dunkin coffee!!

    wendywynsma at gmail dot com

  3. Ohhhh, you wake up early to work out! You go girl!
    My routine...No alarm..I usually just wake up at 6:30. Coffee. Kids breakfast. kids to school.....breath! Great giveaway!

    1. IDEALLY, I wake up and work out. It doesn't happen every morning, but I do have the goal to get an hour in before work.

  4. Coffee & cereal :) Then off to work!
    littlegray88 at yahoo dot com

  5. Ooo I'd love to try the Dunkin Donuts coffee. I don't have a location by me, did a few years ago. I'm so glad new brands are coming the grocery aisle. I'm tired of the same old taste! (time to bring back those holiday creamers!)

    something frugal at yahoo dot com

  6. LOVE DD coffee!

    Routine: Alarm goes off at 5:30. Snooze for 10 minutes. Start poking my husband to wake up. Thirty minutes later he's finally up and showering. I sleep while he showers. While he gets dressed I start the coffee. He goes to work (travel mug in hand) and I catch up on the computer with my coffee next to me.

  7. Hi! New (fellow) Central Texas reader! I have never tried DD coffee... seen it a million times, though. My husband is picky! :)

    Morning routine: up by 5:30, quiet time (while drinking my coffee), get kids up at 6:00 a.m., off to school by 7ish a.m. with green smoothie in hand, gym by 8:00 a.m.

    1. I love that you make time for quiet time before your day starts!

  8. Wake up, make coffee, feed dog, pour coffee, let dog outside, check email, surf online, get dressed.

    hewella1 at gmail dot com

  9. My morning routine involves sleeping until the last possible second, making a cup of creamer with a little coffee and attempting to wake up!

    1. Ha! You are so funny. I love that you make a cup of creamer and add a little coffee. What creamer do you like?

  10. I like to spend as much time as possible in bed so all I do when I wake up is brush teeth, straighten hair, put on makeup and clothes, and get out the door!

  11. I wake up at 5:30, check my e-mail, the weather, make my lunch for work, shower, put on my work clothes, do my hair and makeup, MAKE COFFEE, DRINK COFFEE, and head to work around 6:45am. :)

    Thanks for the chance to win!
    gina.m.maddox (at) gmail (dot) com

  12. My routine: I use my smartphone alarm to wake me up at 6 AM. My coffee pot is pre-programmed so while I slowly remove layers and layers of blankets off, my nose slowly picks up whiffs of coffee. I drag myself to the bathroom for my 45 minute morning routine and then the fun begins: COFFEE TIME!

    keys90005 (at)