Industry News | January 15, 2016

Gloria Jean's Hosts 'Free Coffee for a Year' Sweepstakes

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Gloria Jean’s Coffees announced this week the launch of its “Free Coffee for a Year” sweepstakes. The promotion began Monday, January 4 and will run through Sunday, January 31. To enter, guests must submit their name and contact information in the sweepstakes entry box located in each participating Gloria Jean’s Coffees location. The brand is presenting the prize to one winner at each participating location.

“The Free Coffee for a Year sweepstakes is about rewarding our fans for their loyalty year after year,” says Britt Flores, director of marketing for Gloria Jean’s Coffees. “There is no better way for us to show our thanks than to shower our guests with prizes. In fact, on the day that we award the sweepstakes winners, we will also hand out hundreds of free bags of coffee around the country to people coming into Gloria Jean’s Coffees locations.”

To announce the winners, Gloria Jean’s Coffees will host a reveal party at each participating location on February 3. The excitement begins that day at 1 p.m. when each of the participating locations gives the first 100 guests to arrive at the event a free quarter-pound bag of the brand’s award-winning Ethiopian Yirgacheffe whole beans. Their Ethiopian Yirgacheffe was recently awarded Best Overall in the Franchise/Chain category at the 2015 Golden Bean North America Competition. The Golden Bean is a globally known event designed to honor the world’s best coffee roasters by allowing their custom coffee blends to be critiqued by their peers

The sweepstakes drawing will take place later in the afternoon at 4 p.m. local time. The owner and/or manager of the local coffee house will draw a random entry card from the submission box. The winner will receive a custom-engraved golden coffee tumbler and one free 16-ounce brewed coffee per day for a year.

Underscoring the remarkable prizes is the quality of the coffee Gloria Jean’s offers.  Roasting all of its own coffees, Gloria Jean’s Coffees maintains a strong commitment to providing fresh, premium blends ranging from light to dark varieties for its guests. In addition to its award-winning origins and blends, the brand is also well known for its flavored coffees and specialty beverages such as its signature chillers, mochas, lattes, and hot cocoas. For those looking for a snack to accompany their coffee, Gloria Jean’s serves baked goods, including sweet breads and pastries.

Gloria Jean’s Coffees has 60 locations in 21 states across the country. Many of Gloria Jean’s shops are based in shopping malls. The brand also has standalone locations, some of which have drive-thru service.

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