Monday, February 15, 2010

A Giveaway in honor of my 80th Follower!

In honor of my 80th follower, I'm excited to offer this Starbucks tumbler as a giveaway! It is covered in sakura -- cherry blossoms -- with a pink top and green, pink, white and yellow colors dotting the cup. I've looked forward to the Sakura design release every year since we've come to Japan and today's was its first offering and they sell out pretty quick so you've got be fast here! The sakura designs are akin to Starbucks' Christmas designs, where each year it's something different and collectible. I don't know if it's offered outside of Japan.

If you'd like a chance to win this giveaway, here are the entry rules:

1. You must be a follower of this blog!
2. You have to leave a comment to this post with either your blog name and address and / or your email so that I can contact you if you win.

& that's it!

I'll leave this post up until Thursday, February 18th and then will use's very cool services to draw a winner!
Looking forward to seeing you entered and hope the winner enjoys this tumbler as much as I do! Enjoy your week, ladies!


  1. You guys always have the best stuff in Japan! (ok, maybe not j.crew...but that tumbler is pretty sweet!)

  2. I love that they have special drinks and everything! Do they have special snack treats at Sakura time too? We wait for the cranberry bars every holiday season here. Thanks for the beautiful giveaway!

  3. Hi Kathy! Yes, they have the most gorgeous sakura flavored cakes, breads, and pastries. I look forward to this time of year every year! I'm going to miss it when we move! Thanks for entering!

  4. Oh, so cute!

  5. Ahhh - cherry blossoms are close to blooming somewhere in the world! What a wonderful thought as I wait for more snow to fall.


  6. Yay, I just started following, I'd like to think I was the 80th follower!

  7. Hi Ladies! Thanks for entering!

    AppGal, thanks for stopping by!

    Jen, wish I could send some cherry blossoms your way over there in the midwest.

    minjohnson1, you may just have been!

  8. Yay for 80 followers!!! :)

    Since I live in the area known for its cherry blossoms (outside of Japan, that is) and in an area with caffiene dripping in most people's systems at all hours, this is the perfect giveaway! (I also happen to be VERY FOND of Starbucks tumblers...)

  9. Thanks for the giveaway. Starbucks rocks.

  10. Cute! So unique :)

  11. i just became a follower and love,love the starbugs cup.
    thanks for the giveaway!

  12. Girllllll,
    Last night we went to Starbucks and I saw the beautiful sakura cups, so cute, I almost got one.
    Please, enter my name, I would love to get this one!!

    Kathy, I had a sakura macarron yesterday and it was delicious!

  13. Dina, I'd love to see the D.C. cherry blossoms in bloom some day!

    Ina, Thanks for following!

    TOOTD, the macaron was gorgeous looking, almost grabbed one too!

  14. Definitely want to be entered!


  15. Fun giveaway! Love your blog and the 'exclusive' cherry blossom tumbler!!!!

  16. What a great giveaway!!

  17. how cute. i love it!!

    Want to enter my Book Lover's Basket Giveaway?? It would help my family a ton in the long run too!!

    lauren51990 AT aol DOT com

  18. What a great tumbler (and I am in need of a new one). Thanks for the great giveaway.

    audreybellatx (at) gmail (dot) com

    (following too!)

  19. I recently made friends with a girl who used to live in Japan (her husband is military). She loves it there.


  20. Oooo, that's awesome! The flower design is beautiful and I remember seeing those trees when I visited Japan years ago.

    amy.kelinda AT gmail DOT com

  21. a new follower here!

  22. I lived in Atsugi, Japan in 2003 and I want to go back sooooo bad.

    dominican757 at gmail dot com

    Also I follow your blog

  23. SS, thanks for becoming a follower!

    Carla, I'm in Okinawa, but have heard from tons of people that Atsugi is wonderful!

  24. Thanks for the giveaway! I'm already a long time follower and would love to be entered. :)

    Thanks! :)

  25. Oooh, pretty pretty cherry blossoms. What a great giveaway.