Morning Pep! Starbucks $10 Giveaway!

July 12, 2008 by  
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Are you a big fan of Starbucks? Do you need a little extra pep to get you going in the morning? DoubleBugs is happy to help you in your endeavors to GET GOING in the morning. I know there are days when you just don’t feel like getting out of bed, but I am here to help you!

Ok here is the Deal…Now do your thing!

Leave me a comment on what it takes to get you going in the morning, a favorite breakfast recipe, or some hint or tip.

Please leave me a way to contact you.

Contest starts Monday July 14th and Ends Sunday July 20th.

Good Luck

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391 Responses to “Morning Pep! Starbucks $10 Giveaway!”
  1. Carla Pullum says:

    Starbuck in the morning only gets me going and if I go to bed around 8-9PM then I really will have a good morning!

  2. Cheryl W says:

    Well, to be honest, it just takes a glass of water! I get up and feel tired and drink a glass of water, and about 15 min. later I feel wide awake. Thanks!

  3. Theresa says:

    I drink a large mug of coffee and get lots of kisses from 3 silly retrievers. After about 15 minutes I’m as awake as I’m going to get.

  4. The contest hasn’t started yet but I might as well leave my lit’l say soo now…or else I’ll forget!

    To get me going in the morning…short version…(good sleep helps!!) But mainly its a cup of Starbucks Italian Roast and a nice quick shower!~!
    The long version(meaning NOT in a rush)…::coffee brewing::…yoga/stretching and a morning devotional time. Then drink coffee slowly throughout the morning.


  5. Sonya Sparks says:

    I can’t get going in the morning unless I get a tall glass of orange juice. It’s the best.

  6. Kelly says:

    It’s really my shower that wakes me up, but I can’t function at work without my morning coffee. Heavy cream, heavy sugar adds just the right touch.

  7. Dolores Olsen says:

    the thing that gets me going in the morning is looking at the clock and screaming, “I am going to be late, I could just scream!”

  8. michelle rosborough says:

    Dr. Pepper. And when its cold outside I heat the Dr. Pepper. Sorta like hot tea

  9. Patti says:

    McDonalds Bagel sandwich. LOVE IT!

  10. Nora Scott-Platt says:

    I have to have immediately 2 cups of coffee before I can even hit the shower.

  11. Meredith Peters says:

    Before I even get out of bed I do a good half hour of stretching to get my blood moving and lubricate the joints and then I am ready to make the French Vanilla coffee!

  12. Marilyn Wons says:

    What gets me going in the morning is my coffee!

  13. Lorraine says:

    At least 2 cups of coffee.

  14. Kim N says:

    One cup of coffee and about 10 minutes to just sit and do nothing.

  15. Eileen Olson says:

    Coffee, coffee, coffee, I love my morning coffee!

  16. BRYANT says:


  17. diane redcay says:

    If I don’t get at least 5 cups of starbucks coffee I’m no good for the day!

  18. joanne117 says:

    Two strong cups of coffee.

  19. Patricia Bergman says:

    I get up very, very early in the morning, have my cup of coffee; then begin entering sweepstakes on my computer.

  20. Alecia Gibson says:

    When I get up in the morning, I like to enjoy a bagel with cream cheese and a small glass of milk. Yummy!!

  21. Tanya says:

    I love my cup of spiced Chai in the mornings, for sure… Especially while I am getting the kids breakfast ready. We go through a lot of canned biscuits, but here’s what I do. I put all the biscuits out to bake in a pan, but I brush a little bit of butter on top of them before cooking, then I take some maple sugar sprinkle (in in the spice aisle) and sprinkle it over the butter. Bake. Walah! YUMMY!

  22. Diane Sattler says:

    A brisk walk gets me going in the morning…then relaxing with a cup o’

  23. Cheryl Free says:

    It takes two cups of black coffee, a cigarette, and some fresh air ;) *Thanks* for the giveaway!

  24. Lynda C says:

    Besides coffee—-my puppy gets me up too early and likes to play. I’m awake then!

  25. Ann Pinkerton says:

    My morning starts with my coffee pot already set up for my wake me up Starbucks coffee. My dogs wait patiently while I get my first sip, before being fed.

  26. Deborah Wellenstein says:

    The wake-up for me is Diet Coke! My husband is the serious coffee person in our house. Thank you for this giveaway!

  27. Jenn S. says:

    A glass of orange juice or water gets me going, then a cup of coffee keeps me going.

  28. Shannon Asbell says:

    A good cup of coffee

  29. Jennifer C. says:

    I need a cup of my Hills Bros. cappuccino mix with some flavored creamer to get my day going.

  30. mindy says:

    a good strong cup of coffee or two or three

  31. Sierra says:

    I like diet coke in the morning!! But I also like Starbucks — My favorite drink there is a Chai Tea Latte with FF milk! Thanks!

  32. Thomas McElwee says:

    A venti soy white chocolate mocha really gets me started in the morning.

  33. Li Eldridge says:

    Nothing gets me going like a good breakfast and a cup of coffee. My favorite morning meal is probably a spinach omelette with a couple slices of a fresh peach. Then I sip my coffee slowly to savor that favorite moment of the day.

  34. Mya Brooks says:

    Honestly, I usually wake up refreshed and ready to start the day. But, I LUV my starbucks, but I usually have a frapp at night.

  35. Kristy Blanco says:

    I wash my eyes with a splash of cold water and do two or three jumping jacks!

  36. Rita M says:

    Diet Pepsi every morning — doesn’t matter if it’s Summer or Winter!

  37. Kelly says:

    Coffee. Do not talk to me before I’ve had my first cup.

  38. Betty N says:

    Get up and eat my breakfast cereal before any one else is up and all is quiet. (I am not a Starbucks fan but my daughter in law and oldest granddaughter are and I would love to treat them with the Gift card)

  39. Patricia Hill says:

    I have to have coffee first thing in the morning.

  40. Just what the Witch Doctor ordered.

  41. My friend the Witch Doctor told me about Starbucks.

  42. Ellan B says:

    My husband gets up first, around six. I wait until I can keep my eyes open and then I watch a craftshow on TV. Then my brain is working enough to start the day.

  43. Charity S. says:

    I have to splash cold water on face, just to get me going.

  44. dana says:

    Venti, non-fat Latte :)

  45. Nicole says:

    We just moved to Texas from Ohio and now we are addicted to the “mexican breakfast”, which is scrambled eggs, crumbled bacon and salsa on a heated tortilla, yum!

  46. Jeff Donahue says:

    Some coffee and a breakfast sandwich are what gets me going!

  47. Pamela Brigance says:

    I usually drink about 3 cups of regular coffee in the morning, but when I treat myself to Starbucks, I only need one because I get something large and special.

  48. Sharon says:

    All I need in the morning is a shower, a kiss and a hug from my family, and a quick stop at the Staebucks drive-through then I am good to go for the day!

  49. Jaime says:

    Oh Lordy, it’s gotta be coffee! Without that, forget it. Actually, I drink it all day. I’ve been told I should just have it run through an IV in my arm. That’s what my husband says.

  50. Kelli says:

    I need a big hearty breakfast in the morning to get going

  51. Jenny says:

    A cup of coffee (or two) is what gets me moving each morning. I love coffee! Thanks!

  52. Jennifer Barnett says:

    I make a pot of tea and eat a yogurt. I get to wake up and feed myself at the same time!

  53. Kelly Ann T says:

    I need to eat some protein with my caffeine. Something hot such as coffee or tea in the winter and something cold in the summer. Iced coffee, tea or diet coke. To make a low fat scrambled eggs I use two egg whites and one yolk. I add low fat cheese too.

  54. Louise Brouillette says:

    In the summer: iced tea~!

  55. joanmurraycefalu says:

    CAFFEINE and Starbucks is my favorite form :)

  56. susan gauthier says:

    I take a brisk walk early in the morning and have at least 3 cups of coffee and I am ready to go.

  57. Martha Snider says:

    coffee , just what the doctor ordered !! Yummy

  58. Brian E. says:

    …depending on how I am feeling, copious amounts of one of the following: hot or iced coffee, hot Irish breakfast tea, skim milk, or a fruit & yogurt smoothie…

  59. Holly says:

    All it takes to get me going in the morning is a great workout! That and some caffeine of course :)

  60. Rodney K says:

    For me it is an energy drink and a doughnut.

  61. Mary Casper says:

    coffee in the morning, tea in the afternoon

  62. cathy miller says:

    a good strong pot of starbucks Italian roast gets me going every morning

  63. lisa Perez says:

    To get up on my own not to a crying baby and sit down with a big mug of starbucks coffee and check my emails!

  64. Angela Enloe says:

    I need some stretching and caffeine to get me going in the morning! I also need a good breakfast with plenty of protein and fiber.

  65. Gina Stratos says:

    Lots of coffee and a nicely made bed.

  66. Brittany Campbell says:

    A drink from Starbucks & one of Starbucks’ many tasty treats gets me going in the morning!
    I don’t know how i would manage with out it! =D

  67. Erin says:

    Tai chi and a latte!

  68. Pam says:

    taking a shower…if im not fully awake by then, then i need to grab some coffee!

  69. Soha Molina says:

    I love to wake up to Slim Fast Chocolate Shake. It’s tasty and invigorating.

  70. jean M. says:

    The thought of breakfast gets me going!

  71. amy mayer says:

    this is tooo easy–starbucks coffee made very strong!

  72. BeccA's Buzz says:

    It’s usually very difficult for me to get out of bed and get on with my day sometimes. Occasionally I have to remind myself that I can do it, the same Holy Spirit who raised Christ from the dead is in me and if He can come back like that, the least I can do is stumble out of bed! ;-)

  73. Amy S. says:

    What gets me up and going in the morning is the sound of my son’s voice saying, “Good Morning, Mommy” while he leans over me and I haven’t even opened my eyes yet. Now when he gets older, I’ll teach him to bring me a cup of coffee to REALLY get me up! :)

  74. valerie mabrey says:

    I need a grnola bar to get moving in the morning

  75. Dan Smith says:

    A shower gets me going in the morning

  76. Abigail says:

    Coffee, whether from Starbucks or brewed at home is the best part of waking up! I have 2 young active little boys and if I miss out on my coffee, the day is ruined!

  77. Pat says:

    There’s no better start to the day than my favorite
    Starbucks brew.

  78. Rob Calkins says:

    Starbucks Latte and a piece of fruit- a bananna or something like that-

  79. Carolyn Nedrow says:

    I begin every morning with a nice large mug of Tazo Chai tea to wake me up!!!

  80. Alicia says:


  81. Linda Ellis says:

    two cups of coffee in the morning

  82. Teresa N. says:

    I run four miles in the morning it’s the only way to get me energized for the day.

    Thank you for the great giveaway!


  83. cynthia mccoy says:

    a shower and of course coffee are the only things that can get me out of bed!

  84. Theresa Shafer says:

    The knowledge I have others depending on me to get up.

  85. Susan Newman says:

    First thing…. a ice cold glass of water, it wakes me right up!

  86. susan varney says:

    one ring of the alarm

  87. lorene says:

    coffee and a good sense of humor

  88. Lynne says:

    I don’t function without a couple of cups of coffee

  89. Constance Spanios says:

    Seriously….. sometimes I just have to force myself to blast some freezing water on me at the end of my shower… you asked what got me going in the morning… you didn’t say I had to be happy about it!!!!!!

  90. Catherine copeland says:

    My alarm clock allows me to dock my ipod. I listen to some really up music while I run around getting dressed and ready to go. I’ve got the music in me.

  91. Michael Schleicher says:

    It takes the sound of my alarm to initially wake me up and then to stay awake I need a hot shower and a filling breakfast.

  92. Laura Collins says:

    coffee and pancakes with sausage on a stick

  93. bob says:

    Exercise! Either the gym or jogging.

  94. Denyse says:

    I start w/ a cup of Joe- but LOVE sausage gravy!

  95. sandy says:

    shh keep a secret a burrito..really and a large cup of java

  96. Shelley Johnson says:

    My puppy barks LOUDLY at 6am to pee. After standing outside in the cold for 10 minutes while he does his business I’m usually awake.

  97. Andrea says:

    I cannot really mention what it takes to get me going in the morning but it is black, strong and hot!

  98. Naomi says:

    The double chocolate chip frappachino if I can get one at the airport.

  99. James says:

    I glass of Coke is what I need in the morning.

  100. Kara says:

    cold water splashed on my face and a few ninja moves!

  101. Lora says:

    Two black relentless purring cats. :)

  102. darryl says:

    It is 6:00 am the alarm goes OFF
    Shower time, get dressed and into the car by 6:12 am It is time to now really wake up with my morning Latte Grande, blueberry muffin and a Big SMILE from all my friends at the Starbucks down the street. The Starbucks employees are my BREAKFAST BUNCH Every singl morning.

  103. david coward says:

    just a good old cup of coffee

  104. Trisha Dowling says:

    7 pump venti triple white mocha from starbucks. yum.

  105. Erica C. says:

    I have to do a little bit of exercise to really feel energized in the morning!

  106. Linda Moeller says:

    A cup of Constant Comment tea!

  107. Sheila says:

    Hearing my sweetheart whisper the words, “I love you.” It makes me feel like I can tackle anything.

  108. Vickie Stinnett says:

    Venti of Morning Pick with cream from Starbucks gets me going!!

  109. AmandaK says:

    It takes me an hour to fully wake up in the morning. So what I like to do is simple- start a cigarette (I know, bad for me) and then grab some coffee, and a little cheese bread. The caffeine and food wakes me up just as quickly!

  110. Tabby says:

    I have to have at least two cups of coffee with skim milk and a little bit of sugar free hazelnut syrup.

  111. Angela Palmer says:

    Two cups of coffee with sweet n low and soy milk or I can’t function. A shower helps too.

  112. Tricia Moreno says:

    The smell of coffee brewing is enough to get me going!

  113. Marquita Weaver says:

    What gets me going??

    A venti, quad, extra hot, with whip, mocha from Starbucks and a smile from my barrista…then my morning is all good!

  114. amy schultz says:

    I have to have that first sip of steaming hot coffee with cream hit the back of my throat, then I am good!

  115. Lindsay says:

    A nice cool shower

  116. Autumn H. says:

    I’m not sure I have even found a way to get me going yet =) Usually my husband has to pretty much drag me out of bed but if I can get a nice cup of java from Starbucks I do feel a little more awake =)

  117. Belinda says:

    Either a nice cup or coffee or tea.

  118. Kathy Bruins says:

    Coffee is definitely needed….

  119. debi w says:

    My special mix of cappacino in a hot cup of coffee..

  120. Sharon Jones says:

    I am a very early riser…what gets me going is a hot cup of fresh coffee and my cat…then when my family wakes up…the requests-what’s for breakfast, got any $, can I have a ride, etc…:)
    THANKS for great contest!

  121. Cynthia C says:

    Coffee first, then a large bowl of oatmeal. Thanks for the chance to win.

  122. s. ross says:

    I wake up to watch the sunrise and meditate. then, only a good cup of coffee will get me rolling for the day. I love the smell, taste and warmth of my freshly perked Starbucks cup of coffee.

  123. Adrienne Gordon says:

    coffee is essential in the morning.

  124. Kay F says:

    Coffee,coffee,coffee where is my coffee.
    Sip it & stare at the tv for a few minutes.
    Then my breakfast & paper & more coffee
    Thanks for the win

  125. Jodi says:

    What gets me going in the morning? A two year old pushing and prodding and yelling “Mommy, wake up! Mommy! Chocolate milk!” After I see to his highness, what makes me feel awake is a cup or two of coffee and an online crossword puzzle.

  126. Kari Follett says:

    Coffee. It’s the first thing I do. I have a senseo machine so i dont have to wait long!

  127. Casey H says:

    Ive just recently realized waking up and getting out of bed before the kiddo gets up gives me time to wake up and function at my own pace! Please enter me!

  128. Heather says:

    A hot shower is the only things that really wakes me up

  129. TONI SULLIVAN says:


  130. James Jenkins says:


  131. david basile says:

    coffee and a bowl of cereal

  132. amir says:

    A quick shower and a cup of coffee works for me!

  133. Diane Maher says:

    My really cute terrier pokes me with her nose and when I open my eyes, she is smiling at me. Who could resist that?

  134. Pam says:

    I definitely need a shot of coffee in the morning to get going, and I prefer Starbucks. I don’t always have time to stop in, but I do try.

  135. Lisa says:

    If I can talk myself into it, I get up a little early and do a workout.

  136. FPresley says:

    A cup of coffee and feeding the birds. Busy, chirping birds remind me that there’s a great day ahead just waiting to be filled!

  137. Carolyn says:

    My kitty cat sharpening her claws on the mattress and then jumping across the bed several times. ;-) Thanks. Love Starbucks and hope to win.

  138. Frank Winter says:

    More then a kiss but that is a man thing, right girls?

  139. Judy says:

    A Good Cup of Coffee!

  140. Vicky Boackle says:

    i get up great.

  141. victoria lynch says:

    New baby kitten licks my face and ears and wakes me up crying for her Food.
    On the weekends I get up after making wonderful love to hubby to start the coffee for the day

  142. Denise B. says:

    A 2-liter bottle of Diet Pepsi!

  143. Judy P says:

    Listening to my favorite radio station and a cup of tea gets me moving in the morning.

  144. Gayle says:

    What wakes me in the a.m. ( this is true ) is my sweet hubby grinding the coffee beans in the kitchen …..
    sweet anticipation of my 1st cup of coffee of the day !

  145. Catherine says:

    My date with my running shoes gets me going!

  146. Judith G. says:

    I never feel really awake until I have a good very strong cup of black coffee. I’ll usually have more than one and a large glass of water as well. But that first cup of coffee is what really gets me up.

  147. tangie c says:

    If I don’t have my morning coffee, than I’ve decided that the day doesn’t start! No coffee for me means nothing nice for anybody around me:) Here’s a tip: to flavor your coffee quick, on the go, without lots of calories, buy the Swiss Miss low calorie hot chocolate packets, dump 1/3 or 1/4 of the packet in your coffee!!! Yummy! and easy to do at work!!

  148. Nico Bonvouloir says:

    I take my dog for a 30 mintue walk around the lake. That is the only thing that gets me going in the mornings!

  149. hazel hunt says:

    What gets me going in the morning is my coffee!

  150. Mark says:

    The local alternative rock radio station as my alarm. Nothing gets me out of bed and moving faster than Smells Like Teen Spirit at 6 AM.

  151. Leona P says:

    my cat gets me up then coffee finishes waking me up

  152. Cherie J says:

    Hot chocolate in the winter. Chocolate milk in the summer. Got to have my chocolate.

  153. Jennifer M says:

    My four-year-old leaps onto me screaming, usually…so I have no choice but to wake up!

  154. Monique Rizzo says:

    I start each day with a grande iced vanilla Latte and a Apricot Raspberry thumbprint scone!

  155. Oh I just Love Starbucks ,get my vente size everyday.

  156. Carol says:

    It doesn’t take much for me to get going in the morning. I say a prayer, that motivates me.

  157. christina radich says:

    I don’t need an alarm clock in the morning, i’ve got a 2 year old who refuses to let me sleep once he’s up, which is usually about 6 am!! When i am up, i usually make peanut butter & jelly sandwhiches for everyone and drink a red bull on occasion.

    When i get the chance to go to starbucks there iced caramel macciato and iced chia are like a little sip of heaven!

  158. Kathy Scott says:

    I am a morning person. I get up at 5:30 every morning without an alarm clock. I do enjoy my cup of coffee. Thanks for the chance.

  159. Amy says:

    In the morning, my 2-year-old wakes me pretty early. Then the first thing we do is go sit outside on the back porch. If I’m really tired, then coffee helps, but usually just the sun and breeze are a happy start to my day!

  160. Dan says:

    Just some coffee and yogurt

  161. Eloise Carlson says:

    A Bagel either with cream cheese or Kraft Singles and a glass of orange juice really gets me going in the morning. Thanks for the great opportunity!

  162. Linda Lansford says:

    coffee and quiet time

  163. Rebecca Peters says:

    I like one cup of coffee..a nice flavored kind like mocha or blueberry…

  164. Anna says:

    It definitely takes a little bit of caffeine in some form or another to get me good and awake! Whether it’s Coke or coffee. Thank you for this giveaway, I’d use this!

  165. Linda Pinto says:

    I usually need several cups of tea and a little peace and quiet to go from groggy to fully functioning. If I am able to get a soy latte later from Starbucks it is a perfect morning.
    Thanks for the giveaway.

  166. Marlena says:

    The smile on my one year old’s face when she wakes up and I walk in her room. Any *blah* feeling fly out the window and I’m consumed by her happiness! (A grande nonfat white mocha helps too!) LOL!

  167. Derek Smith says:

    I tell you what, about the only that gets me going is black coffee straight out of my coffee maker. Really doesnt matter what the brand is, as long as it wakes me up and gets my engine going.

  168. Denise says:

    Kids yelling in my ear!

  169. Michael says:

    1 Qt of COFFEE

  170. Carol S says:

    The only thing that gets me going in the morning is 2 cups of strong coffee.Then I have a fighting chance

  171. Mary says:

    A bowl of oatmeal with a teaspoon of brown sugar in it!! Yummy!! Prefer to have a cup of Good Earthy Sweet & Spicy tea too if I have time.

  172. Molly Capel says:

    I need a hot shower & a Monster energy drink.

  173. Sherry Sullivan says:

    I start each day with a couple cups of strong coffee(Starbucks), and sit on the front porch enjoyiong the new blooms on my flowers

  174. Melissa says:

    coffee, lots of coffee

  175. April Young says:

    I just cannot function without my daily 2 cups of coffee followed by a round of good mornings to my dog, cat, bird, and turtle.

  176. Deborah R says:

    I need a big cup’o'coffee and a nice, hot shower and I’m ready to go.

  177. Carla Spence says:

    Play with dogs for a few minutes and stretch!

  178. Ed VanEtten says:

    I start every day by thanking the lord and eating two hot dogs.

  179. Laureen says:

    I like to have a couple glasses of water and some organic yogurt or Kefir to start the day off.

  180. Kate says:

    I have to have breakfast and coffee or tea to get going in the morning. Before that my mind is mush.

  181. pat s says:

    cranberry juice, a hot fresh bagel with butter and jelly and fresh brewed coffee with cream!

  182. Dawn Yates says:

    I have to have a shower first thing, then coffee then parrot kisses and I’m fully awake!

  183. jeanne says:

    A cup of coffee followed by a half hour brisk walk and I’m good to go.

  184. Lisa Fosses says:

    definitely, a good cup of coffee

  185. Barbara M says:

    Splashing cold water on my face does it for me.

  186. Rita S says:


  187. Ashley says:

    i have to eat something, anything

  188. pamela k says:

    I need massive amounts of coffee to get my engine running in the morning.

  189. Angie Brady says:

    Caramel Frappuccino VENTI

  190. TERESA OTWELL says:


  191. Don says:

    Perfect for me as it takes COFFEE to get me going…thanks for the giveaway.

  192. Gwen L says:

    Oatmeal (the quick-cooking kind, not instant) with a dollop of homemade jam. And, of course, coffee.

  193. Carol says:

    That first cup of coffee is soooo good and gets me going.

  194. I listen to energetic music, grab a bagel… and Starbucks makes it a really good morning!

  195. Wendy says:

    My morning doesn’t begin until I have my cup of coffee!

  196. Janet F says:

    My morning cup of coffee is what gets me going in the morning.

  197. Tony says:

    I need a nice hot cup of coffee.

  198. Donna Vance says:

    Morning cup of coffee and then a glass of fresh orange juice.

  199. Marina says:

    Thanks for the contest, I would love to win this! I need a cup o’ joe in the morning!

  200. Cynthya Petzen says:

    A cup of Chai gets me going in the morning.

  201. judy brittle says:

    Alarm clock,coffee,cigarette and a hot shower. I’m good to go.

  202. Rebekah bautista says:

    My dogs whining next to my bed gets me up every morning. Even if its a weekend I simply cannot sleep in because I feel sorry for them because I know they have to go to the bathroom outside!

  203. Catherine copeland says:

    Are you looking for a great breakfast recipe? The bonus here is that blue berries provide antioxidents. Awsome.

    Blueberry French Toast

    8 oz loaf French bread
    1 cup fresh blueberries
    2 cup milk
    3 large eggs
    ¼ cup sugar
    ¼ tsp vanilla extract
    ¼ cup sugar
    ¼ tsp cinnamon
    2 tblsp butter or margarine
    Cut bread diagonally into eight 1½” thick slices. Cut a 2” long slit 1” deep in top of each slice to form a pocket. Divide blueberries into 8 portions; fill pockets with berries.
    Whisk together milk, eggs, ¼ cup sugar & vanilla. Combine ¼ cup sugar and cinnamon in cup. Set both aside.
    Soak bread slices in egg mixture 30 seconds to 1 minute.

  204. Tari Lawson says:

    I require a large cup of black tea to get me going each morning, along with breakfast. I recently discovered steel cut oatmeal. What a find! I highly recommend it to anyone who hasn’t had the pleasure of trying it. Yummy!

  205. M. Mills says:

    COFFEE!!! And my cat licking my toes… that usually gets me out of bed too…

  206. Suzie says:

    Coffee…coffee…coffee….If I haven’t had my morning coffee yet…then don’t even bother to talk to me unless you would like your head removed from your body. LOL.

  207. Kirsten says:

    Honestly, I just kind of drag myself around until I find the coffee pot.

  208. Kathy Conley says:

    Not much helps until I have the first cup of coffee!

  209. Earl Bergeron says:

    20 minutes of meditation, followed by coffee and a good-morning roughhouse with the dogs.

  210. M.A. says:

    Up ‘n’ attem!
    Off for a walk.
    Home for a cuppa!

  211. Emily D. says:

    I am a coffee junkie. I can’t properly function without it. I love the Chai latte but recently I have been getting the skinny lattes! Always add a shot

  212. Debra Ford says:

    I’m absolutely no good in the morning until I’ve gotten 2 cups of coffee in me!!

  213. Rachel B says:

    my kids smiling faces… awh

  214. karen rosenfelt says:

    I always start my day with a cup of hot chocolate

  215. Janet Lintemoot says:

    I walk every morning and it would be wonderful if there was a StarBucks on my route. I get my coffee at home and then do my three miles. I will be 71 soon and I heard StarBucks. I have to get in the card to get to mine.

  216. Steve Scott says:

    A big diet coke!!!

  217. israel y says:

    a very strong cup of coffee gets me going and blasting some music gets me going in the morning, thanks for the contest

  218. Kathy R says:

    I get pumped up after working out for about a half an hour. Sets my day off to a great start and makes me feel good about myself

  219. Emma says:

    omg what ever it is it has to be not sweet very light and citrusy like lipton tea

  220. Lisa Kent says:

    A huge pot of coffee or a bottle of Mt. Dew.

  221. Susan Ledet says:

    Got to have my Zero Coke and music.

  222. Karen M says:

    There is nothing like a refreshing shower to get me going in the morning.

  223. Kat says:

    A little caffeine. Even if it’s just a cup o’ tea!

  224. Terri D says:


  225. betty c says:

    A cup of coffee with cream and sugar, a glass of milk, and an oatmeal cookie.

  226. sarah says:

    A banana in the morning is all I need

  227. Tammy says:

    A good rush of sweetness does it for me == if I have it on hand, some diet pop gets me going.

  228. Dave says:

    It takes a few hours and a cup of coffee….Nothing else works

  229. Jean Ann Donnel says:

    It takes a nice Starbucks double shot espresso and a pastry to get me going in the morning. Love those doubleshot espresso’s and other coffee’s with 2 shots of espresso added to them.

  230. Maria says:

    a big cup of coffee gets me going in the morning, sometimes it takes two LOL!

  231. Diane Nava says:

    Coffee and a McDonald’s McGriddle.

  232. James Harris says:

    Not much. I just takes time.

  233. reeva says:

    to get me going takes a fresh breath (brushing teeth) and some yoga stretches.. really perks you right up

  234. Kerry Lang says:

    Starbucks coffee is what gets me moving.

  235. Vicki Wurgler says:

    a big mug of coffee gets me going in the morning

  236. Tammy Kennedy says:

    My husband has gotten me hooked on the french vanilla or mocha slushies at our local gas station.
    In the summer my family adapts to my husbands work schedule which he works 7:00 pm – 7:00 am on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. On Monday and Tuesday its from 4:30 am – 2:00 pm and Wednesday its from 1:30 am – 7:00 am. So we wake up late so its hard not to want a cool refreshing drink in the Florida heat.
    I’v never tried Starbucks so this would be a great prize to win.
    Thank you.

  237. trudee carreiro says:

    I reqire a cup of coffee and at least an hour of me time before I can deal with the 4 children and husband

  238. Heather B says:

    a burst of cold water in the shower, I am so not a morning person!

  239. danielle says:

    A long hot shower is what I need to get going.

  240. Tiffany Hulbert says:

    A cup of oatmeal during the week (at work) and a cup of coffee on the weekends (at home)…….that’s what it takes to get me started in the mornings :) Thank you for this giveaway!

  241. Tara Hill says:

    It takes a cup of coffee and seeing my son’s smile to get me going…that simple!

  242. Melissa V says:

    A CUP OF COFFEE of course, and some music!

  243. teresa cannon says:

    A good strong cup of coffee and a bowl of fresh fruit (Strawberries or whatever is in season at the farmers market). In the winter, go for a bowl of oatmeal or cream of wheat.

  244. Ellen Cunningham says:

    I need a bowl of fruity pebbles and a couple of good reruns on Nick at Nite.

  245. Tracie says:

    Coffee! Lots and lots of coffee!!

  246. RYAN D says:

    double shots..

  247. Kimberly says:

    Instead of taking the subway, I walk a mile and a half to work every morning. Thats guaranteed to wake you up, and gives me some exercise every day.

  248. Leah Juarez says:

    All it takes is a lovely kiss from the Hubby!!
    :D :D :D

  249. Marilyn Higgins says:

    A cup of coffee and the morning news

  250. Sylvia Belle says:

    A day without Starbucks isn’t worth getting out of bed.

  251. Rachel Roland says:

    One cup of freshly ground starbucks coffee… perfect start.

  252. Robin says:

    I do tai chi and the stretching and concentration wakes me up and refreshes me.

  253. Julie says:

    Determination….that’s what it takes to get me out of bed.

  254. Eva D says:

    Do the DEW!!!
    mountain dew wakes me every morning.

  255. Roxy says:

    Feeding my cat. He won’t stop crying until I do.

  256. jan koontz says:

    just to cool

  257. Alissa says:

    I drink a fruit smoothie every morning to jump-start my body!

  258. hetal g says:

    alarm gets me out of bed and then I think rest:)

  259. sabb266 says:

    To get started in the morning:
    First: Start the coffee
    Second: let dogs out
    Third: Drink as much coffee as possible before anyone else wakes up and enjoy the sunrise in peace!

  260. Juliette Johnson says:

    A loud alarm clock, generally…

  261. Jackie B. says:

    The morning ritual that opens my eyes is my morning shower with my fave shower gel flavor of the day. Something citrus or anything fruity! Yummy!!!
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  262. Ruby says:

    a cup of fresh coffee. without it i can’t function.

  263. runlikeagirl says:

    What does it take to get me going in the morning? Lately, an airhorn. :-o A nice venti latte will do the trick as well!

  264. DL Stephens says:

    At least 2 cups of coffee get me going along with a shower to wake me up even more!

  265. Danielle H says:

    Definitely Starbucks – a nonfat venti hot chocolate. Even in the summer I love it!

  266. Catherine Gildea says:

    Something good to eat gets me up in the morning.

  267. Storm says:

    I freely admit I have a caffeine addiction first thing in the morning. I need it to keep me going!

  268. Michelle says:

    A diet coke and a shower then a stop at Starbucks for a Cafe Mocha.

  269. Zee Seastrunk says:

    A hot shower and my first cup of Starbucks French Roast !

  270. Crystal F says:

    I usually have to have a small piece of chocolate in the morning to get going. Bad girl! lol Thank you!

  271. Shayne Lynne says:

    i wake up in the morning, make my usual coffee then a couple of hours go by and i crave another coffee. hmm. so i stop by starbucks on my way to work- everytime i work, to get my white mocha. its an addiction & im helpless.

  272. Carol Drury says:

    would have to be my diet coke but my husband cant live without his Starbucks!!

  273. Bryan says:

    A Slap in the face from my roommate and my alarm to go off about 10 ten times and a nice hot cup of joe split all over my face! haha. and a nice ice cold frapp on the way to class. thanks for the entry

  274. I need a cafe Mocha to start the day off right…

  275. Elizabeth M. says:

    I exercise first thing when I get up every morning and by the end of that, I’m fully awake!

  276. Jean F says:

    A Jennie’s coconut macaroon and two cups of strong tea.

  277. PegiL says:

    Coffee adn a cigarette

  278. Dorothy L says:

    It takes about 2 cups of coffee to get me going.

  279. It’s not very healthy, but I like a glass of Diet Coke in the morning.

  280. Gayle Morgan says:

    a Venti Latte from Starbucks

  281. mary anne smith says:

    I need lots of sunshine and fresh air and the sounds ot the morning. I like to hear birds and my neighbors moving about. I don’t like to feel like I am the first one up in the morning.

  282. Jay French says:

    Coffee. Strong. Need some now.

  283. jennelle h says:

    It takes a LOT to get me going in the morning…like for it to be over and afternoon to arrive!

  284. Jodene says:

    Coffee!! Just Coffee!

  285. Julie D. says:

    A glass of water and brushing my teeth.

  286. Sandy Miresse says:

    After coffee and a walk …. a peanut butter and pickle sandwich on toast! Grosses my husband out but I love it.

  287. Michele C. McCleary says:

    After seeing my “smiling” husband of to work, some quiet time with my favorite book (HB) and its author, then the children, is topped off with a good leaded cup of coffee…….once a week or so though a Triple Dolce Grande Vanilla Latte can be added for that extra “kick”……lol

  288. Bethany T. says:

    Starbucks of course! Us college students need to get goin. :P

  289. Christine says:

    My 5yr old is the wake up I get in the morning…but I can’t make sense of her until I get some java…I love COFFEE too much!!! yikes

  290. lorene says:

    my very energetic 2 year old gets me awake

  291. Ashley says:

    Spending family time in bed before getting our morning routine going is our favorite way to wake up.

  292. Luke F says:

    Every morning for as long as I can remember I’ve eaten toast for breakfast. Every day of my life, and I never get tired of it. Delicious.

  293. Tracy Ackroyd says:

    My favorite breakfast food that keeps me going each morning is grits.

  294. christal e says:

    Takes me a whole pot of coffee to remember my name in the morning :)

  295. John Deal says:

    Gotta have a couple of good strong cups of coffee(preferably hot.)

  296. Steven Rupp says:

    Caffeine and egg McMuffins!! –

  297. Julieh says:

    hot shower!

  298. Hesper F says:

    Exercise and yogurt get me going in the morning!

  299. John says:

    Grande Vanilla Soy Latte is all I need for a great morning.

  300. Billie Rowell says:

    My chocolate lab pounces on me to get me going, thanks!

  301. jeanette malan says:

    cant live without my morning coffee and that’s no joke

  302. Cassandra says:

    Taking a shower and drinking a big glass of water!

  303. phil stacy says:

    The alarm does off and I get up long enough to take some caffeine pills before waiting in bed for them to take effect.

  304. shawna says:

    An english muffin w/ pb&j!

  305. Amy says:

    I cannot get going until I have a cup of coffee.

  306. Zoey Smith says:

    A big steaming cup of Organic Chai tea is all I need to jump start a busy morning!

  307. Ed Nemmers says:

    Whole Grain Cereal!

  308. Andrea says:

    My recipe for a great start in the morning is being grateful for all the things I have in my life. And that includes being grateful for when my girlfriend can get her cup of coffee. Makes the day go so much brighter!!!

  309. Fred says:

    A cup of iced coffee gets me going in the morning.

  310. Annemarie says:

    A cup of hot tea.

  311. Kim Wolbers says:

    I need caffeine to get my eyes open so I can not just listen to the TV news, but I can see it, too.

  312. Sue Farrell says:

    I need a long shower with some mint soap—then a good cup of coffee.

  313. Daphne R says:

    In our early days, to wake me up
    my honey brought me just a cup
    of coffee: rich and black and hot,
    upstairs each morning from the coffee pot.

    Years flew by, age crept on up—
    and now it takes MORE than just a cup.
    My honey brings coffee AND fiber cookies, so
    when I get up, I can REALLY GO!

  314. george papakonstantopoulos says:

    Coffee of course but honestly i wont really wake up until I take my shower .

    Thanks for the gift

  315. Marisa Moser says:

    I seem to always be more awake as soon as I use the bathroom. I don’t know why…but it always seems to make work. :]] thanks

  316. Penny says:

    Starbucks is the best darn coffee I have ever tasted!!

  317. Bruce says:

    My daughter craves Starbucks

  318. Jenny says:

    Need caffeine in the morning, that’s for sure

  319. Robert says:

    Need a coffee maker for my dorm room

  320. Laura says:

    Starbucks gets me going in the morning (duh)

  321. Michelle says:

    Seriously? Caffeine. What else is there?

  322. Jennifer H says:

    My cat jumping on my stomach and licking my arm is what gets me going in the morning!

  323. Tanta says:

    I can’t do ANYTHING ’til I’ve had my coffee. I wake up with coffee at home, get the GOOD stuff at Starbucks later in the day! Thanks for the giveaway.

  324. Meredith Rowe says:

    I’m a nanny to 3 kids under 5!! I desperately need my daily Starbucks fix to be able to keep up with them!

  325. Barbara McNaney says:

    Triple shot over ice with 1 splenda and cream!

  326. Pamela White says:

    My dog gets me up in the morning but I need a thick cup of coffee to get my eyes open.

  327. Sarah Pauzauskie says:

    A cup of coffee HELPS to get me going in the morning! :)

  328. Chrysa says:

    Walking the dog always gets me going in the morning.

  329. loki says:

    I like to crank up some upbeat music good and loud!

  330. christopher h says:

    orange juice, and lots of it

  331. Angela J says:

    I need some coffee, plus some protein, omelet or the like.

  332. Peggy Gorman says:

    Coffee ,coffee and more coffee. I love my coffee in the morning,peaceful, and then the day begins! LOL
    Count me in for a cup

  333. John Wick says:

    A double shot of espresso will get me wired in no time!

  334. Kathleen McKee says:

    A nice long (slightly cool) shower usually works wonders on me. Add some decadent body wash and I’m perky!

  335. Michelle Hohertz says:

    I try to remember to pray first thing so that my perspective is right on, barring that, a nice warm shower:)

  336. tricia park says:

    black starbucks coffee none of that foo-foo stuff oh yeah and a good old fashion cigarett

  337. Melanie Miller says:

    coffee is the only thing that gets me going in the morning!

  338. Whitney says:

    Starbucks is the only thing that gets me up in the morning… when i can afford it! lol. My favorite breakfast item is Curves cereal with cut up bananas. Its a great wake up call, PLEASE PICK ME!!!

  339. Samantha Pruitt says:

    some crazy loud music! it might wake the neighbors, but they should have been up 10 minutes ago! hahah~

  340. D Johnson says:


  341. susan p says:

    a good cup of coffee then a hot shower!

  342. BariV says:

    A strong cup of coffee

  343. Sarah Ulfers says:

    Yoga, a hot bath and pain meds. I have nerve damage. Hence the meds.

  344. Lynn R Harasym says:

    I need at least two cups on Starbucks morning blend coffee, Black Please, to get me going in the morning!

  345. Veronica Garrett says:

    a bagel with cream cheese and a cup of Java.

  346. Denna says:

    I absolutely have to have breakfast in the morning. Without it I’ll drag all day. The first thing I do when I stumble out of bed is reach for a bowl of cereal or a granola bar. Once that’s down, I’m good for the day.




    I drink one or two pots of coffee very early in the morning with lots of cream and sugar! Than at 9:30 every morning I eat Bacon and eggs, any style!

  349. JESSE VETRANO says:

    I eat pancakes or waffles every morning for breakfast and drink lots of coffee!!


    I have two pots of coffee with lots of Cream and Sugar!!! Then at 9:30 every morning I have Bacon and Eggs, ANY STYLE!!! Once a week I have Pancakes or Waffles with Sausage. Breakfast Fit For A King! I’M 81-YEARS-OLD!!!

  351. Ingrid Jackson says:

    Starbucks really get me going in the mornings whether it’s at our newly opened Starbucks store or my brewed at home Starbucks. I’m ready for any challenge during the day after my Starbucks beginning. Thanks for this wonderful opportunity.

  352. Dddiva says:

    My eyes start to open with the first cup of coffee, my brain starts to function a little bit with the second and I am almost human again on the third.

  353. Vicki says:

    Music!! Definately music!! My fave CD on the way to work, my coffee in the travel mug at my side and the sunroof open! Wakey wakey!!

  354. ashley says:

    Um, coffee?? :)

  355. Betty C says:

    The best thing that ever happened was to change my schedule so I don’t have to wake up to an alarm clock. Now I have a couple of hours before I have to be at work and the coffee comes when I get to work.

  356. Megan B. says:

    I couldn’t survive in the morning without a huge bowl of all bran with organic honey and a latte with skim milk. Yummy!

  357. Hillary says:

    I HAVE to have coffee asap in the morning- would be nice if Starbucks developed a coffee IV for customers. We could plug in and go!

  358. Vicki Dahlstrom says:

    To get me going, all I need is 2-3 cups of coffee. If it Starbucks, great, because I LOVE Starbucks!!

  359. Denise says:

    It takes two cups of coffee and a protein bar to get me going.

  360. Catharine R says:

    A shower first thing in the morning gets me going.

  361. Paula Hephner says:

    Boil-n-bag scrambled eggs, you scramble your eggs with whatever ingredients, ham, cheese, etc. Put it in a ziplock freezer bag, place in a pan of boiling water until cooked, wha-la! No oil, way easy clean up. You gotta eat breakfast!

  362. Donna says:

    If a good long, hot shower doesn’t work, then a latte with a double shot of expresso usually does the trick.

  363. Aimen says:

    Having big ole brown eyes staring at me oh so patiently waiting for his 45 minute morning walk is all it takes. (The dog, not my spouse!)

  364. Susanne Troop says:

    Lots of caffeine!

  365. Suanne Giddings says:

    TNT to get me out of bed… then I like diet coke in the morning! My son in law is our Starbucks addict – any time, any where. Thanks for the chance to win!

  366. Audra Preston says:

    Coffee and some sort of protein… eggs or a protein bar if I am in a rush.

  367. kathy pease says:

    i need my pot of black coffee :)

  368. Anne L. says:

    I put the alarm clock far enough away that I cannot reach it without getting out of bed. Then I need coffee. Lots and lots of coffee!

  369. Andrea G says:

    A huuuuuuge cup of coffee is the first thing I need to help get me going in the morning. If that isn’t available I’m going to need me some Mt. Dew. Yep…Mt. Dew…the breakfast of champions!

  370. jamie says:

    starbucks for me!!!!

  371. Tammy says:

    Definately a shower, a bowl of Special K and a stop at Starbucks on the way to work!

  372. Joseph Boltz says:

    A long HOTTTT shower with my favorite CD playing!

  373. Dyan B says:

    Thinking how great it is to be alive and well and looking forward to a wonderful day!

  374. Janice Wright says:

    My kids all know not to talk to me until I’ve had my coffee. Things just don’t make sense until I’ve had at least one cup. :)

  375. Carolyn says:

    What it takes me to get up in the morning…about three hours! LOL!!!

  376. Sylvia Porter says:

    set a loud annoying alarm in another room, so when it goes off you have to walk all the way over there, it wakes you up pretty well.

  377. Judy says:

    I really love Starbucks, but I’ll take any coffee in the morning to get me going. I just need lots of it!

  378. Helen says:

    Exercise gets me going in the morning.

  379. Brandy says:

    I like to drink a SlimFast shake in the morning. MUCH healthier for you than coffee; they have quite a few vitamins and minerals, and no caffeine. I do enjoy coffee every once in awhile, but I really don’t like it in the morning ^_^

  380. Amanda Barrett says:

    It takes Starbucks coffee to get me going in the morning! LOL. I am addicted! : )

  381. susan andel says:

    Before I can do anything in the morning, I have to have my Starbucks coffee and a piece of toast. When that’s done, I’m good to go for the day!

  382. Donna Kozar says:

    I have a diet Mt Dew and later have a cup of coffee. Then I am ready for the day.

  383. Michelle H. says:

    First, I drink water. Then I go for the coffee.

  384. Kristen Hendricks says:

    The thing that gets me going in the morning is taking a long hot bath. This is a great giveaway and I really hope I win since people in my family go to Starbucks so much. Thanks.

  385. Renee Turner says:

    I cannot do anything until I have had a hot shower.

  386. Heather M. says:

    What get’s me up in the morning is when I realize my 3 1/2 year has gotten up before me and snuck downstairs. Then two cups of coffee and a yogurt, banana, soy protien smoothie.

  387. Amy says:

    I need a good Mocha Frap :)

  388. Joy Venters says:

    a good cup of coffee

  389. Lily Kwan says:

    lots and lots of coffee helps ;0P

  390. Jessica says:

    I need eggs, they give me long lasting energy that lasts throughout lunch. Everytime I skip them I feel it.

  391. amy mayer says:

    What gets me going in the morning is a VERY strong cup of coffee–I usually make the espresso blend but do add a lil milk>

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