Countdown to Summer Giveaway: Good Energy On The Go with Starbucks Refreshers

Start packing away those heavy sweaters, mittens and toques, because the countdown to summer is on. Mother Nature was great to us this spring, so I can’t wait to see what she has in store for us for the summer.

What I look forward to the most in the summer is enjoying the extra hours outdoors and having barbecues with friends and family. There’s just something great about everyone gathering around the BBQ in their shorts and tees, eating off paper plates with plastic utensils, and playing outdoor games until the sun goes down. This means finishing my work on time and getting out of the office at a decent hour.

starbucks refreshers

My energy starts to fade around mid-afternoon, and instead of drinking hot coffee, I can go for something more refreshing, like the Starbucks Refreshers™ Raspberry Pomegranate (Left) to get me through the last few hours of managing projects, attending meetings, or answering emails. The real fruit juices give it some good flavour, and it doesn’t leave a weird taste in my mouth like some other energy drinks do. With some great patios in Vancouver, it helps to get out of the office a little earlier so I can grab a coveted spot and enjoy cocktails in the sun with friends. In the meantime, I can practice making some cocktails at home. In this instance (Right), I used vodka, Starbucks Refreshers™ Strawberry Lemonade, a splash of soda water, added some frozen strawberries and sprinkled some freshly chopped basil on top. If you prefer to keep your caffeine separate from your alcohol, feel free to add more soda water, or even some apple or white grape juice if you like it more sweet.

We also look forward to getting back into shape in order to feel good and, well, fit into last year’s summer clothes. Since our return from our recent vacation in Japan and Korea, we haven’t been as diligent in getting back to our regular workout routine. I’m starting to take walks during my workday lunch hour, and I’m also doing some weight training at home. Eventually I’ll be running again, or feel energized enough to try something new.
mighty ducks pangs

Meanwhile, Dennis is starting to play ice hockey again. Last weekend, he brought the Starbucks Refreshers™ Blueberry Acai with him, to give him some added nutrients and energy on the ice.

No matter what season it is, we all deserve some good energy, and everybody has their own way about it. As great as summer barbecues are, Vancouver isn’t the sunniest of cities, so they don’t happen as often as I’d like. I always have a great time when traveling, but that can get really expensive very quickly. Luckily, I can find pleasure in catching a great sunset, talking a stroll in my neighbourhood with my husband, flipping through old photo albums, or even giving myself a manicure.

To welcome summer and promote some good energy, we are giving away a good energy package to one lucky reader (valued at $150). This gift pack includes a variety of must-haves for a daily dose of inspiration and good energy on-the-go, such as:

  • All three flavours of Ready-to-drink Starbucks Refreshers™
  • Personal Journal
  • Yoga mat
  • Inspirational quote tote
  • Refreshing body mist
  • Lip balm
  • Portable cell phone charger
  • Moist towelettes
  • Ear buds
  • And much more!

To enter, you must post a comment below and tell us how you find your good energy. For an additional entry, post the following on Twitter:

I just entered the @Starbucks Refreshers giveaway contest via @Pangcouver

Note: Your additional entry will only be counted if your comment is posted in the comments section. This giveaway starts now and ends on June 21, 2014, at 12pm PDT.

Good luck!

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27 Comments to “Countdown to Summer Giveaway: Good Energy On The Go with Starbucks Refreshers”

  1. Carmen Tse says:

    I find my ” good energy” by.. cutting out anything “white” aka rice, noodles, bread while doing physical activity 3-4 days a week =)

  2. carly says:

    Find my best energy by a good sleep And a nice day with friends!

  3. connie says:

    I find my good energy after eating desserts and tea and browsing at my local bookstore.

  4. Lots of water and a good amount of sleep the night before! A quick nap is also ideal for finding my good energy 🙂

  5. Dilara Litonjua says:

    I find my ‘good energy’ when I’m well rested and hydrated. I make sure to get a good night’s sleep and always keep a water bottle handy.

  6. Natalie says:

    I find my good energy when I am balanced. When work is fun and interesting. When I get to play by yoga or swimming, and when I have friends who are loving and supportive!

  7. Areta says:

    I find my good energy by surrounding myself with friends and family who love me and with people who are positive and non-judgmental.

  8. Radhika K says:

    I find my good energy by being nice to others even if it’s something as small as holding open a door or buying a coffee

  9. Sophia says:

    I find my good energy by going to dance class, taking a nice relaxing bath, and having a well rested sleep!

  10. Yuen Ch says:

    I find good energy by doing yoga and taking quick naps! =)

  11. Vivian says:

    I find my good energy by eating clean food such as salad and exercising.

  12. flowerchild23 says:

    I find good energy when I get outside in the fresh air and take a walk or play with my kids.

  13. angela mitchell says:

    I find my good energy by hiking, walking, and bicycling:)

  14. Eldon Lai says:

    How I find my good energy is to have good quality sleep which means no watching tv/internet an hour before bedtime.

  15. Glogirl3 says:

    I find my energy by walking outdoors enjoying the sunshine. It rejuvenates me!

  16. Janie N says:

    Chasing my niece around the park gives me so much joy & inspiration. #love

  17. Brianne says:

    I get my energy for other people, usually! Nothing hypes you up more than having another person by your side, hyping you up as well! Oh, and sunshine helps.

  18. lizzysdarcy says:

    I find my good energy by spending time outdoors.

  19. lori b says:

    i find good energy from mostly children, they are so innocent and carefree

  20. Bree says:

    I find my good energy through cuddles with my kids!

  21. Lesley Chang says:

    I find good energy just by being at work. The people and culture here is amazing and truly uplifting!

  22. wwong17 says:

    Practicing yoga and eating healthy- helps me find good energy and build strength!

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