Have a Pumpkin Spice Latte—On Me
If you’ve ever read my blog or used my cookbooks or worked with me privately, you know that I am not a fan of Starbucks’ flavored coffee and tea drinks. (Well, it’s not just Starbucks…. I don’t love any of the flavored coffee or tea drinks from Dunkin’ Donuts or any other chain.)
You can go here and learn why.
But if you’ve ever worked with me, you know I am not above bribing clients. I bribe my kids, too—even my husband. And now, I am here to bribe you.
The idea came about when I was chatting with my publicist, Ms. Sherri Mclendon. I was telling her how excited I was to get 20 new reviews for my Pumpkin Pie Spice Cookbook (Sterling Publishing). This is one of my favorote of my own cookbooks. It’s a small gift book, crammed with recipes and great information on one of America’s favorite spice blends.
I am always getting happy emails from people about the book (the Vegan Spice Nog, The Caribbean Pulled Pork, Spicy Ketchup and the Scandinavian Pumpkin Spice blend are personal faves), but leaving a review is a bit of a pain. I know it is. So many of my friends are writers and we often talk about how difficult it is to get people to take time out from their busy days to review their books without creating some big publicity giveaway around them.
Sure I have asked you to review books, but beyond a polite “Would you please review my latest book?” request on Facebook or in my newsletter, I have to admit I’ve been a bit lazy or scared or apprehensive to push too hard. But today I have a new desire to have my recipes reviewed. Hence the bribe. (And if you have never read The Pumpkin Pie Spice Cookbook, you still are eligible to leave a review. More on the ethical way to do this in a few paragraphs.)
So here is the bribe.
From now until midnight (ET), Saturday, November 12, 2016, I am asking you to post a review of The Pumpkin Pie Spice Cookbook on Amazon.
If you’ve read the book or not, here is how the contest works:
1a. If you’ve read the book, fantastic. Hopefully posting a review will be easy! You can go here to to that.
1b. For those of you have not read the book, but who have worked with me, you’ve probably encountered recipes from The Pumpkin Pie Spice Cookbook in one of the group programs you’ve done with me, or in our one-on-one work. Go here to post a review sharing that you’ve made a recipe from The Pumpkin Pie Spice Cookbook.
1c. For those of you who are new to me, here are a list of recipes here on my site that come from The Pumpkin Pie Spice Cookbook. Feel free to take a look and make one or two. Go here to post a review sharing that you made a recipe from The Pumpkin Pie Spice Cookbook.
— Make your own Pumpkin Spice Blends! And learn why using this yummy spice blend can improve your health
— This yummy Pumpkin Pie Smoothie is a filling, health-supportive breakfast or snack. In my house, we even use it as a dessert.
— Pumpkin Chutney, a delicious, different, nutrient dense condiment that easy to make and economical.
— Savory Pumpkin Dip is basically a souped-up hummus that is so easy and so much more delicious (and healthy) than the regular stuff.
2. Post a link to the review on social media.
–If you use Twitter, don’t forget to tag me so I can find you! My twitter handle is @StPedersen.
–If you prefer Facebook, that’s good too. Like my page here, then be sure to tag my page when you post the review.
–And if Instagram is your thing, my name there is @stephaniepedersenlovesyou—be sure to tag me!
3. I will announce the two winners of a $5.00 Starbucks gift card on Sunday, November 6 at noon ET, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
4. Everyone who writes a review and posts the link (again, this is how I can find you) will get an even larger gift from me: A $25 Gift Certificate to be used toward my upcoming January 2017 New Year’s Cleanse (this is online group program) or private consulting or any of my upcoming programs. Use the Gift Certificate yourself or save it to give a loved one as a holiday gift. The choice is yours.