20 October 2013

Giveaway: Fair Trade Month With Green Mountain Coffee

Did you know it's Fair Trade Month? For those unfamiliar with fair trade, it basically means that the farmers and workers in another country (or even here, really) who have a hand in the items you are purchasing have been justly compensated. We tend to forget that while the farmer in Iowa might have been paid fairly for the grains he's grown, the farmer in a developing country who grew the same crop might have been paid 1/20th of what the farmer in Iowa was paid. You might want to scream that this helps keep prices down - after all the grain has to be shipped here - but wait one second. The farmer in the developing country was then taken advantage of, and think of all the other things in the supply chain that maybe was taken advantage of too. When the earth is abused, we're abused. It's all one cycle.


Green Mountain Coffee is a leader in specialty coffee and coffeemakers. Did you know they are the owner of the innovative Keurig brewing technology, those single brewing cups that are all the rage? They are also the world’s largest purchaser of Fair Trade Certified coffee. The newest member of the Green Mountain Coffee family the Fair Trade Certified Three Continent Blend. It unites the flavors and aromas of South America, Africa and Asia: Sumatran beans from Asia provide a lush, hearty body, the South American beans offer smooth and balanced fruity flavors, while the Ethiopian beans account for the unmistakable floral finish.

Craving a cup of coffee yet? I am! New Green Mountain Coffee Fair Trade Certified Three Continent Blend is available in 12-count and 18-count K-Cup packs, as well 12 ounce bags, at your favorite local grocery store (as well as online via the Green Mountain Coffee website).

Win it! In honor of Fair Trade Month, Green Mountain Coffee is going to offer one lucky reader a prize package that includes their new Three Continent Blend. To enter, please share with us whether you knew about Fair Trade. Did you know only one in three consumers is aware of what Fair Trade is all about?

And as always, you can receive extra entries for:

-You choose: subscribing to my feed OR publicly following my blog via GFC OR Facebook (You can follow all three ways, but only 1 counts for this entry choice TOTAL)
-Blogging about this giveaway with a link back
-Tweeting about this giveaway 1X (leave the link in your comment below or @psychotichouse)
example: #win Green Mountain Coffee! http://bit.ly/18AgS5b ends 10/26 @psychotichouse

That's four (4) possible entries! Giveaway ends October 26th at 11:59 PM PST, and please leave your email address in your entry or have it available in your profile. US only, sorry :( Good luck everyone!! :)

I didn't receive anything for this post, but one lucky reader will win the prize stated above, as fulfilled by the giveaway sponsor.

150 comments:

Ann Fantom said...

Yes, I was aware of Fair Trade products before and have bought Fair Trade coffee (and other products) before.

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Ann Fantom said...

I'm an email subscriber

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slb3334 said...

I am aware of fair trade.

Anonymous said...

I was unaware of Fair Trade until this offer and if I don't win I may buy some!

I am subscribing also.

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Tricia316 said...

Yes I have been aware of fair trade items for about 11 years now. It's one of the main ways I shop for things!

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JC said...

I knew about Fair Trade and buy when given chances.

JC said...

I am a subscriber

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Rebecca Lock said...

I recently became aware of Fair Trade and Fair Trade coffee.

Elena said...

I knew about fair trade and bought some fair trade products in the past

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Margie said...

I have heard of Fair Trade, but your post helped clarify it further for me. Thanks for the giveaway.
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Maryann D. said...

I have heard of Fair Trade and read about it on blogs. It is terrific to purchase Fair Trade Products.
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clc408 said...

I am aware of fair trade products and feel good about purchasing them.

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debbie said...

I have not only heard of it, but I have bought many products that were fair trade.
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debbie said...

I am a email subscriber.
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calvad said...

Yes, I have been aware of Fair Trade and that is typically what I purchase. calvad at aol dot com

bison61 said...

yes, I am aware of fair trade

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Christina Marie said...

Yes, I've heard about Fair Trade. I think we should adopt the policy here in our own country. Minimum wage has not kept up with inflation. Thanks for the giveaway!

Colin_conversation_killer said...

I know all about fair trade. It is awesome and keeps people from getting screwed over on a global scale.

Rachel said...

Yes, I was aware of Fair Trade and their practices. I'm always on the lookout for products that use fair trade practices. Thanks so much!

Rachel said...

I subscribed via GFC (Rachel).

I tweeted the giveaway.
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Christina Marie said...

I subscribed via GFC (Christina Marie).

kellyr78 said...

I know a little about fair trade, and the farmers being paid a fair price for their products and work.
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Christina Marie said...

I tweeted: https://twitter.com/BitsyButters/status/392387590701056000

channallocks said...

i heard about it but really didnt know about it

Anonymous said...

Yes, I am aware of fair trade.

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sweepmom said...

Yes, I knew about fair trade.

Emmy Coffee said...

I am aware of fair trade products and that Green Mountain is fair trade

Mya Murphy said...

I am aware but can't afford it. myamurphy@mail.com

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Anonymous said...

I was not aware of fair trade thanks for sharing this one
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Rebecca Graham said...

I am aware of Fair Trade and buy fair trade coffees.

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Felicia said...

I was not aware of Fair Trade products. I subscribed to your email. Icetwofire@aol.com

Maryann D. said...

I do follow this blog via GFC as Maryann D.
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Jean said...

I wasn't totally aware of Fair Trade

Jean said...

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CatOLuck said...

Yes, I'm aware of fair trade practices. catoluck at icloud dot com

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caseyle2010 said...

i had no clue about fair trade! thanks for the info!
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TreeAntoinette said...

Fair Trade is something I'm becoming more aware of and definitely see the importance of.

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Miranda Ward said...

I am aware of Fair Trade


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AnnaZed said...

Yes, I know about Fair Trade practices and i try when I can to buy products that indicate that they conform.


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AnnaZed said...

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Maryann D. said...

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Kim Drolet said...

I didn't know what Fair Trade was. Thank you for sharing your knowledge.

Lisa V. said...

I learned about Fair Trade from another blog. You guys are getting the word out.

Lisa V. said...

I left a comment without my e-mail.

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psnyder said...

I've been aware of Fair Trade & tried a few products.

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Yona Williams said...

I've known about Fair Trade for quite some time now, and have written articles on it as well. Email: yona(at)pricelesswriters.com

Yona Williams said...

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DistractedMommy said...

Yes I knew about it, I think it's great that it's included in your line!

Jennifer Reed said...

I have heard the term Fair Trade before but never read up on what it involved completely.

Jennifer Reed said...

I am a GFC follower and email subscriber.

kyl neusch said...

i have heard about it

smilekisses said...

I have heard of Fair Trade products but after reading your blog I learned a lot more.

smilekisses said...

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Lynne said...

I have heard about Fair Trade, but have never had their products.

Cassandra Eastman said...

I have heard of the brand, but didn't know what they were all about! Sounds like a great company.
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Anonymous said...

I know a little about fair trade joseph gersch jtwark@mail.com

April said...

Yes, I've known about Fair Trade practices for years.

Caryn said...

Yes, I know about fair trade

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Lori Taube said...

I was not aware, but I'll definitely research more after reading this!

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Sara Sullivan said...

I knew about Fair Trade - and I LOVE coffee!

tina page said...

I have been shopping free trade for about a decade.

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freddie said...

I have heard of Fair Trade and I am starting to learn more and more about it. dwelchert at yahoo dot com

freddie said...

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freddie said...

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Becca Ann said...

I was not aware.. I think I will be doing a little more looking into this subject
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Anonymous said...

Yes, I am glad that Fair Trade is now becoming more well known!

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irishcahbomb said...

I've heard of fair trade but wasn't sure what it meant.

Gloria S said...

I was not aware of Fair Trade products

Robin T said...

I have heard of fair trade.

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Deb K said...

Yes,I am aware of Fair Tra

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Angela Ash said...

I have heard of Fair Trade - love it & support it!

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Rose Paden said...

I was aware of Fair Trades. I have heard about it but I haven't bought coffee products from them.

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Janice Crespo said...

I wasn't aware of Fair Trade at all - my bad - thanks for the education :)

Ara Peet said...

I love fair trade products! In my hometown, we have a nonprofit store filled with entirely fair trade products. All employees are volunteers. Its an absolutely amazing store. Love this giveaway! Thank you!

Ara Peet said...

I tweeted!
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csue said...

I know when a product is fair trade, but I'm not exactly sure what it really means.

Katie said...

I did know about Fair Trade, and this new coffee is SO GOOD.

Rusty said...

I'm aware of Fair Trade and try to purchase Fair Trade products. rustysrambles(at)gmail(dot)com

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Sallee Glickler said...

I did know about Fair Trade, when I was selling Bolga Baskets for a while. I am a big supporter of Fair Trade.

Rusty said...

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Rebecca said...

I was aware of Fair Trade. I try to buy Fair Trade bananas, chocolate and coffee whenever possible!

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ky2here said...

Absolutely but I'm a tree hugging manager of a transitional housing facility for the homeless!

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Wendy R said...

Yes, I was aware of fair trade, i like to buy their coffee!

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Melanie Montgomery said...

I know a little bit about it.


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guettel78 said...

I became aware of Fair Trade, coincidentally, on a visit to the Green Mountain facility in Waterbury!

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marjeannie said...

Heard about it years ago at Trader joes' (I think).

James Coyne said...

i wasn't aware about fair trade

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James Coyne said...

i'm an email subscriber

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James Coyne said...

i tweeted

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Karen said...

I was vaguely familiar about Fair Trade, but learned so much more.

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lavonne39759 said...

I am familiar with this brand since Wal Mart carries the Fair Market coffees.

Christian Alejandro said...

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Christian Alejandro said...

I knew about Fair trade items for a while! lexbaylor27 at gmail dot com

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Breanne said...

I am aware of fair trade.

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lisagee1234 said...

I am aware of Fair Trade also.

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bettycd said...

I did know about fair trade - and always wondered if that meant all the 'non' fair trade coffee was exploitive? How does a company have only certain 'fair trade' items along with others that aren't. That's something that I really have been wondering about

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SandySue210 said...

I have never heard of Fair Trade til now!

MichelleS said...

I learned about it from the GM FB page

michedt said...

I am aware of fair trade. I didn't know so few people were familiar with it.
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Brian E. said...

Thanks for the giveaway…we are aware of "Fair Trade" practices and the global efforts to pay producers at the local level a fair price for their products / production.

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Mihaela Day said...

No, I wasn't aware of Fair Trade...

Buddy Garrett said...

Yes, I was aware of Fair Trade.

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I follow your blog via GFC.

Gianna said...

I've heard of it.

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I'm a GFC follower.

Atreau said...

Yes, I know about Fair Trade.

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Donna said...

Yes, I knew about it.
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Donna said...

I am a subscriber.
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