• Holidays with TASSIMO™ (+ Giveaway)

    by Polly on November 27, 2013

    Want a cappuccino? Craving a mocha? How about a chai tea latte? Or maybe you’re in the mood for more of a holiday drink like a peppermint hot chocolate or pumpkin spiced latte. Whatever your coffee shop beverage of choice may be, the TASSIMO™ Brewer can whip it up right in your own kitchen! TASSIMO™ generously sent me one of their coffee brewers and TONS of different drinks to try out. Since then, I’ve had way too much fun with it and WAY too much caffeine in the past two days.

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    In fact, this morning I treated myself to a creamy cappuccino and pumpkin scone. It was a glorious combination.


    I’m amazed how quickly and easily this coffee brewer can whip up drinks. I got this just in time for the holiday season too! It will be a great addition to a holiday party OR this would make a GREAT holiday gift for someone. I digress… Here’s how it works:

    Enter the T DISC associated with the drink you want to make into the machine.

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    Close the lid, hit the start button and viola! Your drink is being made right before your eyes. The INTELLIBREW™ technology reads the bar-code on the T DISC so it knows exactly how to create a perfect cup every time!

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    There are all sorts of different beverages and recipes you can try. My current favorite is the cappuccino, with the latte coming in a close second. And in case you’re wondering, it does make regular ‘ol coffee too so you don’t have to have a coffee maker AND this machine. It can do it all of it.

    Knowing that it would be unwise to try out all of the different flavors and drinks by myself (no one wants an over-caffeinated Polly running around), I recruited some friends to brew up some drinks as well. I set up a little drink table and laid out all of the options that people could pick from (I plan to use this set up at future holiday parties too).

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    It was a hit with the ladies.

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    You should have seen them oohing and aww-ing over all the different drinks they could pick from.


    Want a TASSIMO™ coffee brewer of your own? Maybe one to give as a Christmas gift? I’ve got two options for you:

    1) Be smart and buy one on Cyber Monday (December 2nd) at TassimoDirect.com, where you can get 20% off Brewers and T DISCS by using this promotional code: TACYMON3.

    (Valid in the US only on TassimoDirect.com. Cannot be combined with other offers. Limit 1 coupon redemption per customer. 20% T DISC discount limited to 6 T DISC packages. 20% brewer discount limited to 2 brewers. Offer valid on 12/2/2013  until 11:59PM PST.) TASSIMO™ brewers and T DISCS are also available at Bed Bath & Beyond, Amazon, and the TASSIMO™ website anytime if you miss the Cyber Monday deal.



    So get this, if you comment on this post, you are automatically entered into a random drawing for a brewer. Talk about Christmas coming early, huh!?

    Just comment and answer the question: How would YOU use a TASSIMO™ Brewer this holiday season?

    Did you do it? Good. You may have a free brewer headed your way in a few weeks. Good luck!

    Sweepstakes Rules: No duplicate comments. You may receive (2) total entries by selecting from the following entry methods: Leave a comment in response to the sweepstakes prompt on this post Tweet (public message) about this promotion; including exactly the following unique term in your tweet message: “#SweepstakesEntry”; and leave the URL to that tweet in a comment on this post Blog about this promotion, including a disclosure that you are receiving a sweepstakes entry in exchange for writing the blog post, and leave the URL to that post in a comment on this post For those with no Twitter or blog, read the official rules to learn about an alternate form of entry. This giveaway is open to US Residents age 18 or older. Winner will be selected via random draw, and will be notified by e-mail. You have 72 hours to get back to me, otherwise a new winner will be selected. The Official Rules are available here. This sweepstakes runs from 11/26/13 – 12/23/13. Be sure to visit the Tassimo page on BlogHer.com where you can read other bloggers’ reviews and find more chances to win!


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    Savannah Kvanvig November 27, 2013 at 8:00 am

    I’m actually not a coffee fan myself but if I won it would be a great present for my husband! He loves cappuccinos, lattes, etc!


    Beth November 27, 2013 at 8:03 am

    I also need this much caffeine, though I’m not sure if all the people in my life would agree with me … especially my students. ;)


    Kelly Baer November 27, 2013 at 8:13 am

    I would love to try it for lattes!!! They are my weakness.


    Alexa November 27, 2013 at 8:57 am

    What a great giveaway! My husband and I are both big time coffee drinkers, but we don’t need a whole pot every day. So easy and convenient, these single serving machines!


    Abi Copeland November 27, 2013 at 10:00 am

    We would use it for our small group…lots of coffee drinkers in that group! What an easy, fast way to make great drinks!


    Tina November 27, 2013 at 12:54 pm

    i would love to surprise my hubs with this. Of course, my college student nieces would think I was cool too!


    Sara November 27, 2013 at 1:14 pm

    This would be perfect for me. :)


    Natalie November 27, 2013 at 2:34 pm

    Around the holidays it’s always fun to have friends drop by and be able to offer them a yummy hot beverage.


    Morgan Neale November 27, 2013 at 2:46 pm

    I would use it to keep me awake in between being a full-time teacher and a part-time student by making many lattes.


    McKenzie Skoog November 27, 2013 at 5:22 pm

    I don’t like coffee but I like all the “fru-fru” coffee drinks that provide me with my caffeine. However, the more delicious, the more expensive so this would be perfect for me! :)


    Tina November 27, 2013 at 10:09 pm

    I would use this brewer at a ladies Christmas coffee at my church. The girls would love it!!


    Jennifer November 28, 2013 at 7:11 am

    I would LOVE to make a nice, dark, mocha!!!


    Sheryl Brock November 28, 2013 at 7:55 am

    My husband & I would use it to have a yummy drink to wake up to after long nights with a (sweet!) newborn!


    Chelsey November 28, 2013 at 11:50 am

    There is something about coffee that makes me want to get out of bed every morning just to enjoy a cup!! This would be a wonderful way to make coffee every morning!!


    Jenn November 28, 2013 at 12:22 pm

    I am a coffee addict! I would definitely use this every day! A nice cozy cup of java on a cold winters day with a blanket and a good book!


    Elena November 29, 2013 at 1:31 pm

    My husband and I love coffee, and with this machine we would enjoy a cup of cappuccino on the porch every morning


    Elena November 29, 2013 at 1:34 pm
    Ashley H November 29, 2013 at 8:09 pm

    I’d make a cappuccino in the mornings.


    Carla November 29, 2013 at 9:38 pm

    Would love this for many reasons! So fun! It would be the perfect way to individualize drinks for get-togethers.


    latanya November 30, 2013 at 5:13 pm

    a french vanilla cappuccino


    latanya November 30, 2013 at 5:13 pm
    Jessie C. December 1, 2013 at 10:36 pm

    This is perfect to serve in holiday parties and events, my family and friends are all coffee lovers.


    Jessie C. December 1, 2013 at 10:36 pm



    Anneke B December 2, 2013 at 9:33 pm

    This would be a perfect gift to my husband who has just started drinking coffee! Thanks for the chance to win!


    Anneke B December 2, 2013 at 9:35 pm
    Melinda Lathrop December 3, 2013 at 3:48 pm

    I would love one of these machines! It would be great for me at home, but I think using it at my salon would be terrific. I own a small salon and we use a french press currently and that it is such a pain to clean out. This Tassimo brewer sounds like it is ‘slick’! Sign me up!!


    rachel December 4, 2013 at 1:14 pm

    I’d use it at our annual cookie exchange!


    susan smoaks December 5, 2013 at 10:01 am

    I would use a Tassimo brewer this holiday season to have a nice brunch and fresh hot coffee for my guests. We all love coffee and can’t wait to try the Tassimo and all the different varieties of coffee that they have to offer.


    teresa sulyok December 5, 2013 at 12:10 pm

    cappucchino and mocha lattes are some family faves.


    teresa sulyok December 5, 2013 at 12:11 pm

    mocha lattes are a favorite.


    D schmidt December 5, 2013 at 2:07 pm

    A Tassimo Home Brewing system would be fantastic at this time of year because its cold outside and a warm drink is always soothing for my family members! Warm drinks also bring back many fond memories of childhood. I will unlock the perfect cup whilst sitting around the dining table sharing stories with family members of the years gone by!


    D schmidt December 5, 2013 at 2:08 pm
    Teri Melton December 5, 2013 at 6:53 pm

    My husband and I would of course use it for ourselves, but I am sure my kids would love it too. We are a family of coffee drinkers.


    ElizOF December 6, 2013 at 4:34 am

    I love how portable and space-saving it is. I missed the cyber date and look forward to winning one of these cute coffee/cappuccino maker. Delish!


    Kelly of Simply Kelly Designs December 6, 2013 at 8:27 am

    I would invite all my mom friends over for some hot beverages while our kids are at school!


    cynthia December 6, 2013 at 12:13 pm

    I would use it over the holidays when guests come over.


    Janice Cooper December 8, 2013 at 8:26 am

    I would have fun trying a bunch of different flavors


    Janice Cooper December 8, 2013 at 8:29 am
    Jen December 8, 2013 at 3:52 pm

    Being a new mommy, this would come in handy for a pick me up when I have a brief minute :)


    Laura December 8, 2013 at 7:05 pm

    I would love to have a coffee and tea station. It would be so fun to let guests choose their drink. How exciting!!


    Erika December 9, 2013 at 9:23 am

    I would love to have a mocha or hot chocolate and curl up near the Christmas tree. :)

    chambanachik at gmail dot com


    Leith Devine December 9, 2013 at 12:52 pm

    I would make a creamy cup of mocha.


    Heather Zeh December 10, 2013 at 6:55 pm
    Heather Zeh December 10, 2013 at 6:57 pm

    i would love to wake up and brew whatever my heart desires in the comfort of my own home and not have to run out in the cold for a decent cup


    Kesha December 11, 2013 at 6:09 am

    It would be great to brew my own personal cup of coffee!


    Kesha December 11, 2013 at 6:11 am
    Amy Tong December 11, 2013 at 3:08 pm

    Oh…I have been wanting one for the longest time. I love entertaining and this would be perfect to have on my counter top for parties and gatherings. I know my guests and myself would have fun trying different brews!

    amy [at] utry [dot] it


    Amy Tong December 11, 2013 at 3:10 pm
    Cassandra Eastman December 11, 2013 at 6:52 pm

    I would use the Tassimo Brewer to make myself a latte, my husband some black coffee and the kids some Hot Chocolate I LOVE that we could all have the perfect drink for us!


    Joann Drye December 12, 2013 at 11:07 am

    I wanna win one! I could never afford it, (retired great grandmother) but wow.. would love to have one of those beautiful machines!


    betty crawford December 13, 2013 at 1:35 am

    We have three coffee lovers in this house, and I would get different flavors of coffee and we would have a coffee party on Christmas morning, and probably every Sunday after that as well.


    Wild Orchid December 13, 2013 at 7:09 pm

    I would use this brewer daily! This would replace my boring morning cup of coffee. I would also be proud to serve this to company!

    Thanks for the chance to win!
    wildorchid985 at gmail dot com


    Wild Orchid December 13, 2013 at 7:11 pm



    Vadim K December 13, 2013 at 10:53 pm

    This is a great gift for my wife shes a coffee lover.


    Vadim K December 13, 2013 at 10:55 pm
    Andrina G December 14, 2013 at 9:00 pm

    Our coffee pot glass jar is broke. This would be perfect because my husband could have his coffee the way he likes it. My favorite flavor is the GEVALIA FRENCH VANILLA.


    Jennylyn Gross December 14, 2013 at 10:07 pm

    I will be able to make everyone’s favorite flavor of coffee


    James December 16, 2013 at 7:39 am

    If I won the Tassimo Brewer, it would sit in my cubicle, where I could make coffee all day long without having to visit the breakroom down the hall, where I usually discover that a coworker has left half a cup of coffee in the community coffee pot, thinking there’s more than enough coffee left for the next guy and they don’t have to make a fresh pot.


    Tracy @ Ascending Butterfly December 16, 2013 at 1:36 pm

    I would use it for hot chocolate some brewers only make coffee and no hot chocolate, I’m excited to learn that the Tassimo makes Hot Chocolate. And yes sharing the love is a great idea, because I’m scary enough without caffeine, I can’t imagine an over-caffeinated me running around either!


    Debbie B December 17, 2013 at 11:02 pm

    i would enjoy making some hot chocolate and relaxing with a good book!


    Erica Best December 20, 2013 at 5:46 pm

    it would be fun for christmas morning to everyone to have a different treat


    Erica Best December 20, 2013 at 5:47 pm
    Allison Downes December 21, 2013 at 12:23 pm

    I am a big coffee drinker! I would use it mainly for lattes, especially Pumpkin Spiced Lattes!

    Thank you for the chance to win this.



    Allison Downes December 21, 2013 at 12:24 pm

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    ewhatley December 21, 2013 at 8:03 pm

    I would make a cup of classic medium roast, no fancy flavors, with sweetener and cream.


    Brandi December 21, 2013 at 8:42 pm

    I would entertain family and friends with fancy coffee drinks.


    Wanda McHenry December 21, 2013 at 11:17 pm

    I would brew up some amazing coffee drinks for our Christmas Eve party!


    Wanda McHenry December 21, 2013 at 11:18 pm
    tara pittman December 22, 2013 at 12:03 am
    Rebecca Graham December 22, 2013 at 1:36 am

    i would use it at a holiday party with different kinds of T-discs for everyone to enjoy.


    Rebecca Graham December 22, 2013 at 1:38 am
    Kerry December 22, 2013 at 9:58 am

    I would unlock the perfect cup this holiday season with a peppermint mocha!!


    Kerry December 22, 2013 at 12:02 pm
    darby December 22, 2013 at 2:15 pm

    If I won I would take mine to work and sharw with all my coworkers. Everyone at work has a different flavor they lole for a hot drink.


    Jessica G December 22, 2013 at 5:31 pm

    I only drink one cup of coffee in the morning, but my husband will drink it throughout the day. This is a nice option instead of him brewing a whole pot!


    Mindy Merenghi December 23, 2013 at 1:48 am

    I would use it to make espresso at home and save money!


    Betty C December 23, 2013 at 5:05 am

    This would be great when extended family and friends visit so everyone could have their own favorite drinks.


    Betty C December 23, 2013 at 5:07 am
    Annette December 23, 2013 at 10:15 am

    I’d use this coffee maker to offer everyone their choice of flavors.


    Annette December 23, 2013 at 10:19 am
    Fabio C Villaquiran Jr December 23, 2013 at 11:26 am

    With all the coffee brewers out there, having grown up drinking it (Since 12, I’m Hispanic) you learn to know what REAL coffee works. This would be the definite start to a morning of REAL coffee taste. I would LOVE to have one.


    angie lilly December 23, 2013 at 12:58 pm

    I would use it to make my daily coffee, as well as some sporadic chai tea lattes and hot cocoas!


    angie lilly December 23, 2013 at 12:58 pm
    Tabathia B December 23, 2013 at 4:23 pm

    I would use it every morning to brew a cup of coffee to begin my day

    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com


    Tabathia B December 23, 2013 at 4:28 pm

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