Pumpkin Spice ..and Everything Nice | GIVEAWAY!

"Do you collect anything?"

...My only blood-related Auntie asked me that question years ago, and I racked my brain trying to answer her question. It shouldn't have been that difficult, but I was raised moving from one new house to another and can confidently report I am by all means not a hoarder! 

I joke about being a professional packer and mover; however, on my latest relocation I realized I do collect a few things!

I collect Impromtu Cards, also known as Kim Anderson Cards:


  

I remember always seeing a poster or calendar of these photos at my Grandma's house -- I credit my obsession to her and have almost an endless supply of these beautiful blank cards. God forbid they ever go out of business, I'll be forced to buy them out for fear of running out!

I also collect Willow Tree Angels and Figures:




My sweet sister-friend Karyn gave me my first Willow and initiated this blessed trend when we were in high school. I mostly buy these for gifts rather than for myself, so I only have a few; but I credit her for introducing me to Susan Lordi's Willow's and will always love them:)

And last but certainly not least..

I collect Starbucks Cards!

I have this habit of grabbing while standing at the cash-rap at any given Starbucks... Apparently there is a "rule" that you can't take a card with out loading it -- but oh contrar. I am a ninja like impulse grabber, and who ever works the till never sees my stealth-like actions. My very first job (13 years old w/a workers permit thank you very much) was Starbucks, so perhaps I feel entitled for this larceny. 

I'm an advocate for Starbucks, carry a gold card, keep their stocks high, and seriously doubt they care I have sniped their cards from all over the country, season upon season, limited editions and literally have stacks I randomly find in my belongings. I have tried to organize them for the last 5+ years, and I'm proud to say I am definitely making progress;) I suppose if Starbucks starts locking down their cards it's because they read this post and in that case, my apologies.

Anyway, without further adieu, the very reason for this post is to share the wealth!

You may or may not already be part of the Starbucks Reward Program--I highly suggest you become one immediately--even if you only enjoy toasting Autumn with a Pumpkin Spice Latte or Falling into Winter with those fabulous red cups... Any purchases with a registered Starbucks Card = discounts and rewards, so wise up friends! Soy milk = free. You're welcome!

There are tons of awesome cards in circulation -- here's the latest Fall 2011, Starbucks Card in honor of Autumn's changing leaves, and October's National Disability Awareness Month:


States even have a few of their own ~ Check out Hawaii's:

Don't you want one!!?? 
Yesterday I was craving a Pumpkin Spice Latte (PSL) from the moment I woke up and didn't have a chance to get one until 7PM! I couldn't seem to concentrate on anything, making the composure of this post extremely difficult. Thankfully it was worth the wait because I successfully converted yet another friend to be equally obsessed with this calorie exempt luxurious treat.

It tastes like Pumpkin Pie!!
So here's the deal-yo. I think everyone should go out and try this fabulous seasonal beverage. Trust me when I say get the whipped cream -- it seriously makes the drink. Order Non-fat milk if you feel you need to balance it out -- it's beyond worth the extra mile you may or may not run -- trust. 
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Here in my hand is an brand new Hawai'i Starbucks card, which is unregistered, but has a $10 Balance on it just for you...


All you have to do is the following (leave a comment for each) and you'll instantly increase your odds of winning!

Mandatory
+1 Follow my blog via Google Friend Connect (to boost my ego), which is found on the right sidebar. If you're already a follower--you're awesome--and still need to let me know you follow:)

Additional Entries:
+1 Follow @JennsAdventures on Twitter

+1 Tweet about this giveaway: “I just entered a great #giveaway from @JennsAdventures – enter to win a #Hawaii @Starbucks card: http://tinyurl.com/638j7sk“

+1 "Like" Jenn's Adventures on Facebook (Brand new! Spread the word!)

+1 Blog, Facebook, or share this giveaway on any other social media website

+1 Share with me something you collect

+1 Donate to support my friends Allan & Suz over at Cows & Lasers efforts to meet their fundraising goal in this years Liz Hurley Ribbon Run (Comment saying "I donated")

How's that for a boat load of opportunities to win?!

*Feel free to complete all entries but make sure you leave a SEPARATE comment for each so that all entries get counted!*

If you have been lurking in the shadows, this is a great time for you to shine. If you're a reader, and keep coming back, let me know by following vie Google Friend Connect! Following and commenting is the biggest compliment you can give--and I hope this giveaway encourages you to participate in the fun!

Good luck to all!

Giveaway Closes at 11:59PM (HST) on September 22, 2011


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Vanessa @ Gourmet Runner said... [Reply]

This made me laugh--I love that you swipe these cards, ha! I'm a follower, of course!

Vanessa @ Gourmet Runner said... [Reply]

I liked your new page on Facebook (actually I may have liked you twice? It didn't seem to work with my blog page so I did it with my personal one too.)

Vanessa @ Gourmet Runner said... [Reply]

I really should get on Twitter just for more opportunities in giveaways, but oh well...
OH! And I collect coins. Some old ones, but mostly just from around the world.

Vanessa @ Gourmet Runner said... [Reply]

I donated to Suz and Allan!

Suz and Allan said... [Reply]

Following your blog already my dear!

Suz and Allan said... [Reply]

Like the new fb page!

Suz and Allan said... [Reply]

Already following my girl on Twitter!

Suz and Allan said... [Reply]

I collect too many things to name but as of lately it's been books!!!

Suz and Allan said... [Reply]

Thanks for the shout out about the Liz Hurley! Obviously we have donated in support of our run!

Suz and Allan said... [Reply]

Just tweeted about your fabulous giveaway!

Cherloo said... [Reply]

I am totally a gfc follower!!!

Cherloo said... [Reply]

Follow your new facebook!!

Cherloo said... [Reply]

Tweeted @cherylcasperson

Cherloo said... [Reply]

I collect funky or corky looking spoons... Weird I know but I love interesting looking spoons!!

Rose @ Eat, Drink, and Be Meiri said... [Reply]

I'm totally a follower. DUH.

Cait said... [Reply]

you are FABULOUS Jenn for doing this :) I'm a follower of course! xo

Cait said... [Reply]

I liked you on FB! xo

Cait said... [Reply]

Something I collect is coins from all over the world ;) xo

Cait said... [Reply]

I donated to Suz and Allan!

Alyssa @ Life of bLyss said... [Reply]

I'm following, girlfriend! I'll do anything for some starbies.

Alyssa said... [Reply]

aand I tweeted

Alyssa @ Life of bLyss said... [Reply]

I also collect Willow Tree angels! I love them. they remind me of my grandma :)

AubreyLaine said... [Reply]

I am a follower :)
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AubreyLaine said... [Reply]

I like your Facebook page.
littlegray88 at yahoo dot com

AubreyLaine said... [Reply]

I follow you via twitter
littlegray88 at yahoo dot com

AubreyLaine said... [Reply]

I collect anything with owls on it!
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Courtney said... [Reply]

that's hilarious you take those cards! i follow!

Courtney said... [Reply]

follow you on twitter

Courtney said... [Reply]

like you on FB

Courtney said... [Reply]

i tweeted the tweet :)

Courtney said... [Reply]

i also collect willow tree. i have a few figures and working on the nativity set.

Elle said... [Reply]

Following you to Starbucks.

Elle said... [Reply]

Following you on Twitter
@eatrunsail

Elle said... [Reply]

I tweeted your giveaway.

@eatrunsail

Elle said... [Reply]

I linked your post to my blog

eatrunsail.blogspot.com

Elle said... [Reply]

Collecting things is hard for me now as we live on a boat and space is limited.

I guess I am collecting experiences and memories!

Randall Martin said... [Reply]

I collect iPhone cases. I have a ton of them! Also, I have over 50,000 baseball cards that haven't been touched in 15+ years.


I follow your blog, follow you on Twitter, and liked your Facebook page. War Eagle!!!

Ladytink_534 said... [Reply]

I'm a GFC follower: Ladytink_534
Ladytink_534(at)yahoo(dot)com

Ladytink_534 said... [Reply]

I follow you on Twitter (@Ladytink_534)
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Ladytink_534 said... [Reply]

Tweeted
https://twitter.com/#!/Ladytink_534/status/114968047034445824

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Ladytink_534 said... [Reply]

I LIKE you on FB~ Jen Tink
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Ladytink_534 said... [Reply]

Tweeted
http://www.facebook.com/jen.tink1/posts/124901737610346

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Ladytink_534 said... [Reply]

I collect Disney snowglobes

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Ma Belle La Vie said... [Reply]

I always order it with skim and then get the whip cream because in my mind, it balances out. So funny! And I agree- it makes the drink and is SO worth the extra mile. Have a great day!

Sarah Grecco said... [Reply]

I am a new found fan of your blog. Anyone who is a "ninja" at swiping Starbucks cards has an immediate stamp of approval from me! I love pumpkin spice and just had my first cup yesterday. Pumpkin makes me happy but not as happy as imagining you "ninja" swiping a card.

xo
Sarah
Get Up & Go

LauraC said... [Reply]

Following on google connect

LauraC said... [Reply]

Following on Twitter

LauraC said... [Reply]

I love to collect recipes!!! also good books!

Teamarcia said... [Reply]

Follower!

Teamarcia said... [Reply]

I follow Jenn on twitter

Teamarcia said... [Reply]

I linked you on my blog

Teamarcia said... [Reply]

i tweeted @teamarcia

Krissy said... [Reply]

I follow on Google Friend Connect :)

Krissy said... [Reply]

I added you on twitter! (@krissymmurphy)

Krissy said... [Reply]

I tweeted about the giveaway (@krissymmurphy)

Krissy said... [Reply]

I added your FB page...fun!

Krissy said... [Reply]

I shared this giveaway on FB.

Krissy said... [Reply]

...and I collect lots or random things, mostly related to bears, Hello Kitty, Disney stuff and paper (like tickets)

Frugal Family Fun said... [Reply]

Yay I am GFC follower #50-brianswifey05 thanks for the giveaway! frugalfamilyfunspot at gmail dot com

Frugal Family Fun said... [Reply]

follow you on twitter @brianswifey05 frugalfamilyfunspot at gmail dot com

Frugal Family Fun said... [Reply]

facebook fan lisa moore gee frugalfamilyfunspot at gmail dot com

Frugal Family Fun said... [Reply]

shared on fb http://www.facebook.com/lisamooregee/posts/286618211363573 frugalfamilyfunspot at gmail dot com

Frugal Family Fun said... [Reply]

tweeted http://twitter.com/#!/BriansWifey05/status/115835244862640128 frugalfamilyfunspot at gmail dot com

Frugal Family Fun said... [Reply]

I collect starbucks cards too but not as many as you have! I win ALOT of cards so they are all over the place, we finally gave a lot to the kids to play with cause they LOVE to play Starbucks...IDK WHERE their Sbux <3 comes from lol! frugalfamilyfunspot at gmail dot com

Suz and Allan said... [Reply]

Blogged about your awesome giveaway this morning and threw in some extra incentive for people...

Christina @ The Athletarian said... [Reply]

Why did it take me so long to enter this?? I have one of those angels too :) I am already a follower!

Christina @ The Athletarian said... [Reply]

WAHHHH I didn't know about your FB page!! Just liked you!!

Christina @ The Athletarian said... [Reply]

Posted the giveaway on my Facebook page!

Christina @ The Athletarian said... [Reply]

Is it wrong to say I collect LV bags? Haha kidding (kinda). How about race medals? I'm working on my collection!

Christina @ The Athletarian said... [Reply]

Ok I'm totally doing this in the wrong order - whoops. I already follow you on twitter!

Christina @ The Athletarian said... [Reply]

TWEETED!

simplynutritiouskate said... [Reply]

I follow you!

Lauren @ Team Giles said... [Reply]

I SO buy Kim Anderson cards randomly (they're just so cute) and I LOVE Willowtree, I can't help but want to buy them when I see them :)
oh, I'm following your blog now! I'm surprised I wasn't already!?

shala_darkstone said... [Reply]

Hi, I follow your blog publicly via Google Friend Connect as shala_darkstone.
maddiemb {at} comcast (dot) net

shala_darkstone said... [Reply]

I follow @JennsAdventures on Twitter (@shala_darkstone).
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shala_darkstone said... [Reply]

I "Like" Jenn's Adventures on Facebook (FB name: Maddie Brubaker).
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shala_darkstone said... [Reply]

I collect shoes!
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Katy @ Fit In Heels said... [Reply]

Yayyyyyy!!!!!!! This is badass!!!! I follow your amazingness on GFR :)

Katy @ Fit In Heels said... [Reply]

YES! Badass!!! I follow your amazingness on GFC :)

Katy @ Fit In Heels said... [Reply]

I collect shoes... and clothes... :)

Katy @ Fit In Heels said... [Reply]

I follow you on Twitter! Obvs.

Katy @ Fit In Heels said... [Reply]

I just liked your new facebook page!!!! Woo hoo- way to go girl!!!

Katy @ Fit In Heels said... [Reply]

Facebooking this awesomeness. Now.

KP said... [Reply]

I follow you!

KP said... [Reply]

I now follow you on Twitter too! (katie_pelton)

KP said... [Reply]

I collect piggy banks. I love that you collect starbucks cards, they really do have a lot of cool designs!

angie on maui said... [Reply]

I'm already following your blog! :)

angie on maui said... [Reply]

And I liked you on FB! :)

Stephanie said... [Reply]

I'm a follower thru GFC!

Stephanie said... [Reply]

I like your FB page!

Jenna Z said... [Reply]

I follow your blog!

Jenna Z said... [Reply]

I follow you on twitter (corgipants)

Jenna Z said... [Reply]

I tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/corgipants/status/116241178646679552

Jenna Z said... [Reply]

I collect pressed pennies. You know the kind you get from those machines that squash a design into a penny?

Dee said... [Reply]

I follow via gfc as Dee :)

deeg131 at gmail dot com

Dee said... [Reply]

tweeted https://twitter.com/#!/DeeGee13/status/116360709083901952

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Dee said... [Reply]

I collected postcards AND starbucks cards (I began this 8 months ago...can't stop lol). Thanks for the chance.

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Dee said... [Reply]

shared on fb as dee g http://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=238188462898407&id=1449584700

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Dee said... [Reply]

stumbled as deegee13 http://www.stumbleupon.com/favorites/review/59007673/

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Dee said... [Reply]

twitter follower @deegee13

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Dee said... [Reply]

I like your fb page as Dee G :)

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Dee said... [Reply]

I dugg as deegee13

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Vanessa @ Gourmet Runner said... [Reply]

Finally getting around to Facebooking this!

Liz said... [Reply]

Thanks for the giveaway! I'm your 60th GFC follower!

eemoody77 at gmail dot com

Liz said... [Reply]

I follow you on Twitter! @FakeGradSchool

eemoody77 at gmail dot com

Liz said... [Reply]

I tweeted!

http://twitter.com/#!/FakeGradSchool/status/117149887656763392

eemoody77 at gmail dot com

Liz said... [Reply]

I like you on Facebook!

eemoody77 at gmail dot com

Liz said... [Reply]

I shared on Facebook!

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Liz said... [Reply]

I don't actively scour eBay to seek them out, but I collect small turtle figurines. I started when I was about four!

eemoody77 at gmail dot com

Kyria @ Travel Spot said... [Reply]

I am follower on GFC.

Kyria @ Travel Spot said... [Reply]

I also follow you on twitter!

Kyria @ Travel Spot said... [Reply]

I like you on FB!

Kyria @ Travel Spot said... [Reply]

I collect books. Which aren't the lightest thing to be lugging around everywhere!

Kyria @ Travel Spot said... [Reply]

Just read the time it ends. OOPS. Oh well!

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