Solo Summer Sippers #Giveaway #ad

by Jennifer Donovan

5M4M contributor Jennifer Donovan is here to share about the Solo Summer Sippers contest. We were compensated for helping them get the word out.

I live in Texas. It’s HOT here (and yes, it’s so hot that it deserves all caps). Like a good Southern girl, I like iced tea. I love it. But I’m a bit of an anomaly here in the South, because I like “unsweet,” as it’s called when you order it (“Sweet or unsweet?” the waitress will ask).

I always have brewed iced tea in my fridge, but for those who drink sweet tea, adding sugar  just isn’t the same.  I have one friend who has spent lots of time with me enjoying my backyard pool this summer  A couple of times when I was making tea, and I knew she was coming over, I put some into a smaller pitcher and added sugar while it was still warm, lots of sugar. That’s the secret, you know. You add more sugar than you think you need to (that’s where I went wrong when I tried before), and you mix it in while the tea is still warm. Start with a nice strong brew, too.


Solo cups wants to know about your favorite summertime sipper. Like their Facebook page and then look at their summer sippers contest page. You have until August 12 to enter your own favorite by leaving a comment. You can also scroll through the recipes that others have left to get some ideas. Give a few of your favorites a “like” and you’ll be helping determine the winner.

What’s better than a cold drink in a Solo Cup on a hot summer day?

We’re giving Solo fans the opportunity to win prizes for sharing their favorite drink recipes this summer. From Alabama Slammers and Arnold Palmers to sangria and Shirley Temples, we want to know what will be in your cup this summer!

We’ll select four weekly winners to receive $50 AMEX gift cards and Solo gift packs. One grand prize winner will receive a Solo gift pack, a cocktail gift pack and a $150 AMEX gift card for a total value of over $300.

Here’s how it works:
1. Tell us the name and recipe of your favorite summer beverage.
2. Vote for your favorite “Solo Summer Sippers” entry.
3. For 4 weeks starting on July 16, 2013, the Solo Facebook community’s votes will lead to one winner per week.
4. One grand prize winner will be selected on or around August 12, 2013 .
Our promotion will run from 10:00:00 am ET on July 16, 2013 until 12:00 pm ET on August 12, 2013.

Win it -  just for 5 Minutes for Mom readers


We have a Solo prize pack including some Solo cups (which I always have on hand when entertaining casually), a cocktail recipe book, and a shaker so you can mix your drinks up like the pros.  Use the Rafflecopter form to enter this giveaway. New to Rafflecopter? Watch this 45-second video on how to enter!


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Email Author    |    Website About Jennifer Donovan

Jennifer Donovan has been a part of the 5 Minutes for Mom team since 2007. She writes product reviews, covers events, and manages the 5 Minutes for Books weekly column and website. She lives in Houston and blogs at Snapshot about life with her family.

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{ 45 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Tabitha P. August 9, 2013 at 1:25 pm

I would have to say Lemonade!
it’s the color of the sun after all.


2 DEBIJOT August 9, 2013 at 1:33 pm

My favorite summer drink is wine spritzer.


3 Kari August 9, 2013 at 2:01 pm

I’m an Unsweet tea drinker, too! I live in Kentucky where most people prefer sweet tea. They sometimes look at me like i’m crazy when I order “unsweet” but I love it!


4 Harmony B August 9, 2013 at 2:42 pm

I like lemonade or iced tea


5 Anne August 9, 2013 at 3:15 pm

Green iced tea.


6 latanya August 9, 2013 at 3:44 pm

I love sweet iced tea


7 Jessica To August 9, 2013 at 3:50 pm

Sweet tea is my favorite.


8 Mary Beth I August 9, 2013 at 7:19 pm

lemonade or a strawberry daquri


9 Patricia Wojnar Crowley August 9, 2013 at 9:26 pm

A nice cold, Iced Tea!!!


10 Heather Hayes Panjon August 9, 2013 at 10:43 pm

Lemonade Is My Favorite Summer Drink.


11 Christina N August 9, 2013 at 10:43 pm

Chilled Sangria is our favorite summer drink.


12 Janet F August 9, 2013 at 11:08 pm

I like Pink Lemonade.

janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com


13 lizzy August 10, 2013 at 9:14 am

I love drinking Watermelon margarita’s in the summertime!


14 Heather August 10, 2013 at 10:34 am

My favorite summer drink is sweet tea!!


15 Sonya Morris August 10, 2013 at 11:22 am

Lemonade is my favorite summer drink!


16 Jennifer B August 10, 2013 at 12:50 pm

I love sun tea with fresh lemon


17 Dawn Monroe August 10, 2013 at 1:25 pm

Daily my summer drink is ice tea or water. Socially I drink beer or tom collins.


18 Jessica August 10, 2013 at 8:32 pm

I love iced chai.


19 Noreen August 10, 2013 at 9:14 pm

Ice tea with sugar


20 Julie Raye-Rod August 10, 2013 at 11:04 pm

I love lemonade and chai tea!


21 Susan P. August 11, 2013 at 3:31 am

Lemonade – regular or raspberry.


22 hollowsins August 11, 2013 at 4:29 am

I love slushies!!!!


23 Marti Parks August 11, 2013 at 6:07 am

I’m with you, I drink “unsweet tea” too! I go through a gallon every other day. I live in Florida, so it’s HOT here too. Thanks!


24 Wehaf August 11, 2013 at 12:01 pm

I love sparkling lemonade!


25 Charlene S August 11, 2013 at 12:23 pm

Any drink that is fruity.


26 Kristie August 11, 2013 at 3:49 pm

Strawberry Lemonade :-)


27 beth cole August 11, 2013 at 6:42 pm

I love icees!


28 DebbieKL August 11, 2013 at 10:41 pm

i love a nice cold IPA!


29 amy pugmire August 11, 2013 at 11:23 pm

i love raspberry lemonade


30 Cynthia R August 12, 2013 at 9:56 am

my favorite summer time drink is sweet iced tea.


31 kelly mcgrew August 12, 2013 at 12:26 pm

my favorite is a cosmo!


32 Ann Fantom August 12, 2013 at 3:14 pm

I love margaritas in the summer


33 Shannonl August 12, 2013 at 3:43 pm

Strawberry Sangari or Margarita


34 nannypanpan August 12, 2013 at 10:59 pm
35 Crissy D. August 13, 2013 at 4:17 pm

I love to drink iced green tea, it is even better with some frozen peach slices in them.


36 Dorinne Hammons August 13, 2013 at 5:11 pm

I love sweet tea! Super sweet…


37 Mary W August 13, 2013 at 5:23 pm

Iced coffee is one of my summer time favorites.


38 courtney b August 14, 2013 at 9:46 am

i like a midori sour!


39 Tabathia B August 14, 2013 at 2:15 pm

sweet ice tea


40 Theresa J August 14, 2013 at 7:54 pm

I love Limeade


41 Lee August 15, 2013 at 6:55 pm

Lemonade is my favorite.


42 Julie August 16, 2013 at 4:52 pm

I really love drinking shirley temples. My mom makes the best ones!


43 Ellen C. August 16, 2013 at 5:07 pm

I like a nice glass of iced tea. Thanks for the chance.


44 Lisa Carr August 16, 2013 at 11:36 pm

My favorite summertime drink is iced tea.


45 Tina Konegan August 16, 2013 at 11:56 pm

My favorite summertime drink is sangria!


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