Starbucks coffee or tea — it’s on me.

th-1El Niño is messing with us. Whether your weather is running weirdly hot or punishingly cold, chances are you can use a little treat. That’s why I’m giving away $10 worth of Starbucks gift cards.

If the winner lives in subzero territory it’s time for a steaming coffee, chai or hot chocolate. Maybe a second one, too, to pour over his or her frozen toes.

And if you’re walking around in shorts and a T-shirt in Philly or New York? Further the “hey, it’s spring already!” illusion with a fancy iced drink. (Or hang on to it for the inevitable return of cold-and-damp days, when you’ll really need a little consolation.)


You could also be a nice person and give the card away to a relative or friend. Myself, I’d recommend being really nice to yourself in the winter. Bonus frugal points if you save your savings, i.e., set aside $10 cash in exchange for the $10 in buying power you now have.

First, of course, you have to win. To enter:

To enter:

If you do any (or all!) of these things, please leave separate, additional comments to get credit for each entry.

The deadline to enter is 7 p.m. PDT Sunday, Jan. 24. If I don’t hear back from the winner by 7 p.m. PDT Monday, Jan. 25, I’ll have the random number generator pull a new name.

Note: A winner from outside the United States will receive an Amazon gift card in lieu of Starbucks scrip.

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  1. Gipssy T Lupin

    Sounds like a nice treat! We’re freezing here! Thanks!

  2. Linda G.

    A hot chocolate would be a great treat – it’s even chilly here in South Carolina!

  3. Hot chocolate sounds great! Follow on Facebook and email.

  4. We are freezing here in PA too. Thanks for the great giveaway. Its so very nice of you. Take care and keep warm!

  5. This would pay for the entertainment on a much needed date for my husband and I (taken after dropping kids at school/before he hates to work to save on a sitter)

  6. i follow u on twitter

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  8. i love gift cards…..never have to return! lol

  9. Funny, I was just going to hop on over to pay you a compliment on your article on Get Rich Slowly. You’re the best contributor they’ve got! I thought your suggestions for starting/funding an EF were spot-on and found the article very interesting, despite the fact that I’m doing fine in the EF department, thank goodness.

  10. Starbucks mobile order has changed my commute. I’d love to win!

  11. I’d love some hot chocolate right now. Freezing here in Chicago!

  12. I could definitely use a hot beverage in these single degree temperatures.

  13. I follow you on FB.

  14. Cold here! Very cold! Thanks for another great giveaway. I do the saved savings thing…putting it all into an account saving for a particular future dream. It does add up over time!

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  17. I also subscribe to WriteABlogPeopleWillRead. Thank you!

  18. What a treat! Thank you.

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  20. Cakester

    A gift card right about now sounds perfect. Around here it would be to combat the midwinter doldrums, and maybe an after-calculus reward treat. Class starts tomorrow!

  21. Cakester

    I also subscribe to the newsletter

  22. cold here in Israel and rainy too!

  23. 16* at midnight in Maryland and just 10* where my son goes to school in Pennsylvania. He loves Starbucks hot chocolate and I love flat white etc. Would be nice to share a drink fueled by a giftcard next time we see him.

  24. I follow you on Facebook

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  26. I’m not on twitter often but I also follow you on twitter

  27. It’s sub zero here, we’re freezing

  28. I subscribe via feedburner

  29. I have daughters who would LOVE this card.

  30. I subscribe via e-mail…

  31. Gloria Jackson-Nefertiti

    I can’t get enough of Starbucks. I really hope I win.

  32. Gloria Jackson-Nefertiti

    I subscribe via email.

  33. Gloria Jackson-Nefertiti

    I follow you on Twitter.

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  36. hot chocolate would be my drink of choice – follow your blog

  37. It’s always fun to have something to look forward to….like winning a gift to Starbucks!

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  40. This would be awesome! Thanks from the (other) frozen North!

  41. OH, I would be able to afford a frew-frew coffee.

  42. I get you e-mails.

  43. I like seeing you on facebook. You are in me feed.

  44. We’re gonna get freezing snow by Friday!
    Would love to have swanky coffee.

  45. I think winter has finally arrived here in NJ. Hoping we don’t get the snowstorm they say we might get this weekend. Thank you for the generous giveaway

  46. I subscribe via email

  47. I follow on twitter and facebook

  48. I guess the East Coast is currently paying the price for the exceptionally warm weather we had through December because it’s freezing now! A hot Chai sounds so good right now so hope I win this one!

  49. I also subscribe by e-mail.

  50. Maggie G

    Thanks for the offer! I felt my face freeze when I stepped outside this morning. 🙂 A hot cappuccino sounds great!

  51. Maggie G

    I also subscribe via email.

  52. Maggie G

    I follow you on Facebook.

  53. Tina in NJ

    Yup, winter has arrived. A nice hot chocolate sounds about right just now. We’ve been drinking hot apple cider lately. Instant in pouches found at the local grocery.

  54. Michelle Maloney

    Sounds great!

  55. Ro in San Diego

    I am in Southern California drying my hair so I don’t freeze! I would love to win. Hot chocolate sounds wonderful! I follow you on Facebook.

  56. Ro in San Diego

    I follow you by email too

  57. The cold has finally reached the northeast….love some hot coffee!

  58. Count me in, as I am sitting here with my cup of Joe right now. I don’t think it is Spring in Philly today. I am about 85 miles away and we are freezing. Very windy too!

  59. Mami2jcn

    My husband loves Starbucks. Thanks for the chance!

  60. Mami2jcn

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  61. Mami2jcn

    I like you on Facebook under the name Mary Carmen.

  62. We’ve are below zero at this time and I could certainly use a chai!

  63. Subscribe via email

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  67. Thanks I would love to splurge on a mocha or two!

  68. I love Starbucks……especially when someone else is paying!

  69. Thanks for the giveaway. I enjoy everyone of your articles because I was always learn something new.

  70. I am a newsletter subscriber.

  71. I follow you on Facebook.

  72. Wendy Roberson Welch

    I would love to win this! Thanks for the giveaway!

  73. Wendy Roberson Welch

    I subscribe via email.

  74. Such a nice giveaway. Thanks.

  75. I follow by email

  76. We’ve got snow in the forecast all week!

  77. Great Giveaway! It’s cold and miserable here in Chicago.

  78. I subscribe via email.

  79. I love Starbucks! My favorite is their peppermint, white chocolate mochas.

  80. I like you on Facebook.

  81. I subscribe via email.

  82. Always special in any kind of weather. Stopping by Starbucks means a moment for myself and a treat to enjoy. Thank you!

  83. I subscribe via feedburner

  84. I follow your tweets (moeyshay)

  85. I am signed up for your WriteABlogPeopleWillRead newsletter

  86. I feel warmer already! And I have a particular friend in mind to join me.

  87. And I subscribe to your newsletter, too, and I always get a smile on my face when I see that you’ve posted! Thanks for warming all of us up!

  88. Fighting pneumonia this week so could use that card for tea

  89. I follow via email also

  90. We’re on the cold end of it. I’d probably give the coffee to a friend, but only after I held the cup for a couple minutes to warm my hands up.

  91. Mary Jane

    It’s less about the weather and more about the caffeine for me, but I’d love some Starbucks!

  92. Its cold and rainy here – Coffee sounds great!

  93. Carrie V

    Oh, my. I follow you on Twitter.

  94. Carrie V

    I follow you on Facebook.

  95. Carrie V

    My email address is signed up for your Facebook.

  96. Carrie V

    I subscribe to your newsletter.

  97. Carrie V

    I’ve just signed up for your WriteABlogPeopleWillRead.com/blog

  98. I like to drink hot tea when it gets cold outside.

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  101. teinegurl

    hope im not to late but enter me im subscribed via email

  102. Cathy in NJ

    Latte please:)

  103. Cathy in NJ

    Write a blog

  104. I would love some Starbucks!

  105. I subscribe by email

  106. I follow you on FB

  107. Amanda Paige

    I could use some hot chocolate now lol

  108. Amanda Paige

    I follow on facebook

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    I follow you on twitter

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  111. Amanda Paige

    I subscribe via feedburner

  112. Amanda Paige

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  113. I subscribed via email! 🙂

  114. Thanks for the great giveawAy & takin care of us during these long & cold winter months!

  115. I subscribe via email

  116. I follow on fb & twitter

  117. I’m signed up for your writing blog too:)

  118. I could go for a free latte! Because you know, based on the “latte factor”, I never get Starbucks, but make coffee at home! Being frugal rocks!

  119. Hot coffee is my fuel in the winter and tastes so yummy! Even have my own starbucks cup so can help environment with refills 🙂

  120. Jennifer B

    Starbucks? Yes, please!

  121. Jennifer B

    I subscribe by email

  122. Jennifer B

    And on Facebook

  123. Jennifer B

    And to WriteABlog…

  124. Love, love, love coffee

  125. Cinnamon Dolce Latte for me!

  126. Thank you for the giveaway!

  127. I subscribe via email.

  128. I follow you on FB.

  129. Follow via e-mail

  130. Juliannac

    Hello from your former home, the Seattle area. It’s actually not raining today and I could get the mail without a coat on. That was fun 😉 My teenage son loves Starbucks so that’s the treat he chooses when a treat is called for…Thanks for the opportunity to win a gift card there.

  131. Juliannac

    I follow you on Facebook…

  132. Juliannac

    …and get your wonderful blog posts by email. Thanks, and best wishes!

  133. I would love a vanilla latte (or two).

  134. Mirabella

    I’m a sucker for a Starbucks gift card.

  135. Mirabella

    Hope my lucky number comes up on the random number generator.

  136. Mirabella

    At least my odds of winning here are better than they were for the Powerball.

  137. I’ll treat my grandaughter!

  138. Maureen C

    No matter how cold it is out, I like my lattes iced!

  139. I am on the e-mail list..Its so cold in KANSAS I will take any drink that is hot.

  140. Snow on its way to us!

  141. Punkin Pye

    Thank you, Donna

  142. Starbucks – my guilty pleasure on Friday morning drives to work.

  143. Naturally, I don’t drink Starbucks without a gift card (that I didn’t pay for) so it might have been a long while since my last. Actually I think my last was my birthday drink last fall when it was free 🙂

  144. Obviously I remain a happy subscriber.

  145. And naturally, I follow you on Twitter 🙂

  146. Conee Corning Banks

    Love your blog

  147. Conee Corning Banks

    Follow you on facebook

  148. love this giveaway!

  149. i subscribe to email

  150. i follow on twitter @oshkoshbgosh321

  151. i signed up for newsletter

  152. Beverley

    Thank you so much for the opportunity! I

  153. Beverley

    I follow you on Facebook (and your postings on Get Rich Slowly).

  154. Beverley

    And I receive your e-mails. Thanks for the great info and insights.

  155. Bev Smith

    A warm treat for a chilly season.

  156. Love some Starbucks!

  157. I could go for a hot cocoa or vanilla latte about now!

  158. Thanks for another giveaway!

  159. I get your emails!

  160. I follow on Twitter and FB

  161. I receive your newsletter too.

  162. Would love to win this. One of my goals for 2016 is to win 10 things!

    • Donna Freedman

      I like this goal! Come back regularly because I have a giveaway almost every week. Keep an eye on the S&T Facebook page, too, because I post other giveaways there.

  163. I follow you on Twitter.

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  166. Thanks for this great give away! I have yet to win, but keep trying!

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