Gift Bag Giveaway For Fair Trade Month! – CLOSED

October 25th, 2011 - filed under: Furthermore

Did you know that October is officially Fair Trade Month? Until recently, I didn’t either! But a few weeks back I was contacted by the awesome folks at Fair Trade USA, and asked to participate in an educational outreach program. And also, there was coffee and chocolate involved.

Seriously though, this is one issue I can wholeheartedly get behind. Anyone who reads Bonzai Aphrodite on the regular, knows that food politics is a passion of mine. Most often I write about veganism and environmentalism – I’ll be the first to admit that I don’t always emphasize the human part of the equation. Which is why I’m so happy to have that opportunity now!

This short video sums up the ethos of Fair Trade; please take a few moments to watch it!

Pretty amazing, right? So, do you want to win a bag full of awesome Fair Trade goodies, like coffee, tea, chocolates, and more? (totally vegan) All you have to do is help spread the word about the importance of Fair Trade! To enter, simply:

1. Go “like” Fair Trade on Facebook and make sure to check out the new mobile app for iPhone and Android. This is a super handy tool!

2. Tweet the following – “I’m helping to raise awareness about Fair Trade practices! Learn more at and”

3. Set the following as your Facebook status – “I’m helping to raise awareness about the importance of Fair Trade practices! Please take a moment to learn more at and”

4. Do the same on your blog, tumblr, or any other way of getting the word out!

Come back here and add one comment for each option, with a maximum entry limit of four per person.

Thanks so much guys, and good luuuuuuck.
(PS – the chocolate is amazing!)

  • Leslie Chylinski

    And finally, I plurked it. :)

  • Rachael

    I liked them on FB!

  • Rachael

    I tweeted!

  • Wendy Manner

    I liked it on facebook! thanks for the info.

  • Jeanine

    Liked it on Facebook.

  • ~L~

    Tweeted! :)

  • ~L~

    Blogged as well. YAY!

  • Melody Feldman

    I “Liked” on FB! Thanks for the awesome giveaway opportunity!

  • Melody Feldman

    I tweeted too!

  • Amberle

    I “liked” Fair Trade on FB and recommended them to friends as well. I love it when spreading awareness can be this simple. Thanks for adding extra motivation for everyone Sayward!

  • Amberle

    I set my FB with the message as well : ) We are having our first snow day in CO today, so hopefully everyside inside being cozy will want to take the time to learn more!

  • krb

    i liked the FB page!

  • Rachel

    What a wonderful giveaway. I try to purchase Fair Trade when it is an option, but I had no idea this was fair trade month. I “like” Fair Trade Certified on FB.

  • Rachel

    I changed my FB status with the Fair Trade message.

  • Rachel
  • Melissa Rixey

    I had no idea it was Fair Trade Month. I liked it on FB

  • Minna Toots

    Facebook like – check!

  • Minna Toots

    Twitter tweet – check!

  • Jessica

    Yummmmmm! I liked on Facebook.

  • Jenny @ Simply Be…me

    Tweet! Tweet!

  • Jenny @ Simply Be…me

    Facebook? Check.

  • raechel

    liked on FB!

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  • raechel

    FB status’d!

  • cass

    liked it! super convenient, since i really do.

  • Jess


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  • Morgan Gates

    So tweeted, liked them on facebook, and shared this on facebook. And My blog post is up!
    I talk about some coffee samples I received, as well as the Fair Trade organization itself, and I shared a link to your site and give-away!


  • Sayward Rebhal

    Thanks everyone – contest is now closed!

  • Natalie

    i liked fairtrade on facebook!