Most of you know that during the BlogHer 13 Conference this year, I was asked by Folgers to be a Folgers Black Silk Bold Blogger. Many would find me hanging out at the Folgers’ ReCharge Lounge. For those of you who weren’t there, take a look at where I spent Friday and Saturday morning.
You couldn’t miss the lounge. It was brilliantly located right in front of the Expo. Also brilliant……Folgers Coffee and Pillsbury Donuts first thing in the morning. 🙂
It was a wonderful place for bloggers to meet, sit and chat, charge all their devices, and of course, sip a cup of their favorite type of Folgers Coffee.
The Folgers Lounge was the place to be at the Expo. There were surprise visits from the Pillsbury DoughBoy himself, in addition to the cute little plush that smelled just like cookies. Heavenly! And speaking of heavenly, let’s just talk about the Pillsbury Maple Donuts (and yes, you can make these at home)! Perfect for fall……or hey, anytime, alongside a cup of coffee.
Speaking of coffee, the Folgers Lounge was the perfect place to try out all that Folgers has to offer. From Folgers Black Silk Bold Coffee to the many Folgers Gourmet flavors, and everything in between, the Lounge provided a great opportunity to taste test and learn about the Folgers brand.
As for me, I tried my first Folgers K-Cups, as they had Keurig Brewers available. So many options to choose, and my favorite was Mocha Swirl. Mmmmmmm.
Of course, every morning as I headed off to “work” in the Folgers Lounge, I caught myself singing the jingle, “The best part of waking up, is Folgers in your cup!”
While a certain someone I brought along to Chicago with me didn’t partake of the coffee, she certainly did enjoy those Pillsbury donuts. 🙂
But the best part of being a Folgers Bold Blogger was surprising (and selecting) winners to give a Folgers BOLD ticket to! Each of them would win a Keurig along with Folgers Coffee! Pretty amazing, right?
Here is one of my happy (and very surprised) winners:
It was such an honor to be able to select winners……and each of them had a unique story behind why they were chosen.
One was chosen because they did the honorable thing. She was awarded a valuable prize at an event as an alternate winner, when the first winner didn’t appear to be present. When the first blogger ran up (just now learning her name had been called), she willingly gave up the prize. Not many people would have done that. She certainly didn’t have to. It was BOLD! So, I searched her out and gave her a BOLD Ticket on behalf of Folgers.
Another was chosen after she asked me, a total stranger, if I wanted to share a cab. She then shared a bit about her recent travels, after which, I pulled out a BOLD Ticket. Trust me…..she was BOLD in her travels! I swear she thought there was a hidden camera. I promised her I was for real! 🙂 It was a great moment…..and we are new friends!
One was given a BOLD Ticket after I tweeted that the first person to give me a hug in the Folgers Lounge will win. And my last……..well, she was pretty BOLD in the Expo and had others laughing.
It was an amazing opportunity and I’m so grateful for the chance to work with Folgers!
Be sure to visit Folgers Facebook page – you never know what fun they’ll be up to next.