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Holiday Wish List Gifts 2007 - Thanks Sponsors and HB

Postby Spresso_Bean on Thu Nov 29, 2007 1:40 am

Thanks to everyone involved with this contest. So far I have a pound of Bella Vita coming from PT's thanks to the Holiday Surprise coupon. Looking forward to pulling some shots...
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Postby RogerB on Mon Dec 03, 2007 5:01 pm

I echo the big thanks. I was in disbelief when I first found this contest. Too good to be true? But it is true. Many valuable prizes and coupons--not a stinker in the bunch. Some gifts worth hundreds of dollars.

And it works, too. I've visited every sponsor and know a lot more about every one of them, and I'm certainly motivated to patronize them based on their generosity in this contest.
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Postby A2chromepeacock on Mon Dec 03, 2007 6:05 pm

I couldn't agree more. I probably wouldn't have ordered much before except from my standards--Intelly and more recently CCC. But I now have business to do with a bunch of other roasters/vendors too!

Thanks one and all! :)
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Postby drminpa on Mon Dec 03, 2007 6:14 pm

I also want to thank the sponsors of the contest and the forum. The contest was a good way to find out where to buy anything from coffee beans to coffee cups. The forum has a real wealth of information. I am getting my first real espresso machine for Christmas (can't wait!) and not only did this forum help me pick a machine and grinder with a good understanding of what I'm getting but I already feel like I have a reasonable handle on how to operate it. I'm sure all the reading I've done will translate into a shorter learning curve - an hey, I've got this great place to fall back on for help if I need it.

This is truly one of the more informative forums I've come across. Great job to all involved and thanks again to the sponsors for supporting it.
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Postby Spresso_Bean on Mon Dec 03, 2007 6:39 pm

The Bella Vita I received is awesome, and I probably wouldn't have tried it this soon if it wasn't for the coupon from the contest. PT's is a great company with fast shipping and friendly people, not to mention the coffee even though I've only had Bella Vita so far.
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Postby Philg on Mon Dec 03, 2007 8:54 pm

I've been thinking what everyone else has said. So far I have two pounds of delicious coffee from PT's : Bella and Big Planet. I'd been looked for light roasts but I'm really enjoying these so I've got Big Truck (and Morning Sun) coming from Olympia, I'm sure I'll return to PT's and am looking forward to Olympia - I only wish I had enough freezer space to use all of the discounts - I am focusing on places I haven't tried.

Thanks very much for the contest and for HB all the time, the folks who run it and everyone else. Thanks to the sponsors too, of course, and again, like others have said, I don't think I would have found most of you without HB.
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Postby cappafan on Mon Dec 03, 2007 11:07 pm

I also would like to thank all the sponsors! They're all so generous! I'm waiting for my coffees from Ecco Cafe and Counter Culture to come in soon! Thanks a million!

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Postby lerch on Tue Dec 04, 2007 1:05 pm

I would also like to thank everyone involved in the Wish List Gift contest. This contest really is a great way to inform people more about the HB sponsors. I am currently looking forward to trying the Big Truck espresso that I ordered from Olympia using a holiday surprise.
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Postby bobdc on Tue Dec 04, 2007 1:56 pm

Still another great year with a lot of fun in the HB Holiday Wish List Gifting. Early on I won a six month subscription to Intellegentsia's coffees of the month as well as a Surprise and a Delight at Espresso Parts. These vendors/sponsors serve many of us well all year and don't need these give aways for our good will. This makes me appreciate them all the more. HB has put together a great team. I just know that a vendor on HB is a vendor that can be trusted. Look at my equipment list on your left. I joined just 1 1/2 years ago with a tiny Krups steamer..and now look. Not a regret in a dollar spent. Merry Holidays y'all!
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Postby jasonmolinari on Wed Dec 05, 2007 4:56 pm

I won free shipping from PTs, and i emailed them with my "coupon code", but i never heard back from them about my free shipping, and when it would expire (i'm out of town until beginning of january).

guess i'll try emailing again!
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