Friday, June 20, 2014

The Contest - Week 3: Folgers French Vanilla Cappuccio

In case you have no idea what's going on with this post, check out THE FULL EXPLANATION which reveals all.

Please do not tell Joe that I have outed him for drinking French Vanilla Cappuccinos.  I'd hate for him to lose his man card.

Dear Sir/Madam,

Being a devout coffee drinker, it should come as no surprise that I really enjoy your coffee products.  My husband, on the other hand, has always been a bit of a hard sell.

Joe, like most Chicago firemen, works a second job.  He is tired all the time.  Pile on three busy little boys who demand to play or wrestle him the second he walks in the door, and it’s rather astonishing the guy is still standing.

I have gently suggested that coffee might provide the added boost needed to not topple over each day.  For years, Joe refused to even take a sip from anything in the coffee family.  His legendary stubbornness held firm.

Yet everything changed the day he saw your French Vanilla Cappuccino on the shelf at the grocery store.  He finally decided to give Folgers a whirl.

From the moment Joe took his first sip and nodded in subtle acknowledgement of enjoying his beverage, I knew he was a convert.  My husband has even taken to stocking up on French Vanilla Cappuccino, “just in case they ever stop making it.”
Joe has trust issues.

On behalf of my hard-working and cappuccino-loving husband, thank you for this wonderful product.  And if you could put in writing that you’ll never stop making the stuff, I may be able to persuade him to stop buying in bulk.  I’m running out of room in our pantry.

Much obliged,

Marianne Walsh


So now for the results.  I was desperately hoping Folgers would deliver a case of cappuccinos to help give credence to my whole "Marianne is an awesome writer" campaign.  Instead, I did score a couple of neat coupons that I just realized are about to expire.  Time to go shopping.

The Response

Coupons = 2 points.  Marianne's total to date = 12 points.

To see how my competition is doing, visit Andrea's blog for her latest!

Be sure to stop by again next Friday for the continuation of this innovative series.  And by "innovative," I mean silly and slightly off-kilter.


  1. Wouldn't it have been funny if a Folgers truck showed up with a pallet of the stuff? I hope you would have taken LOTS of pics!!!

    1. I would've hired a photographer!! I'm not giving up and twittered them in hopes of a last-minute reconsideration. But Andrea might disallow it. She's a bit of a rule-follower, that one.

  2. Poor Joe...he deserved a truckload. Get to the store, woman.

  3. I can't compete with the firefighter card...I might have to send Joe some Folger's myself!!!

    1. OK, this pains me...but regular coupons are worth 2 I get 1 point for honesty and reminders?!?!?!

    2. I married him for a reason! OH! And thanks for the point correction! I was hoping someone knew the rules because, you know, I forget things. *updating blog now*

  4. Joe should get more than a couple of lousy coupons. Sorry, Folgers.

  5. Adorable letter. They should have sent a case of the stuff.


  6. LOSERS!!! $1 coupons???? Tell him to try Hill's Bros English Toffee. When I'm going to put chemical-laden cappuccino in my system, it's the only stuff I drink.


    1. WHAT???? TOFFEE???? How did I not know this???