Contigo Giveaway – What Makes a Good Travel Mug?

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U.S. residents logged 460 million person‐trips for business purposes in 2012, according to USTravel.org. On each one of the 50+ business trips I took in 2012, I always walked out my front door with my laptop bag and luggage in my right hand; and a beverage in my left hand. Always. Coffee in the morning, water in afternoons and evenings. Whether driving or flying, I always have a beverage with me.

When Contigo asked if I’d like to try their travel mugs, and to offer my readers a chance to do the same, it was an easy Yes. After all, Starbucks wouldn’t have sold over $9 billion worth of coffee products in 2012 (according to their 2012 fiscal year report) if all of you were heading off on your trips with no cup in hand.

My criteria for a coffee mug or water bottle that is travel-friendly:

  • Leakproof (an absolute must as I’ve had several mugs where lids looked like they were tight until I found out otherwise on the first sip)
  • Spillproof if knocked down. Who doesn’t have liquid-phobia with all the gadgets surrounding us?
  • Easy to open with one hand.
  • Easy to grip. No extra-large super-size cups that need a forklift to get it up to my lips.
  • Keeps my coffee warm or my cold drinks cold for an extended period
  • Dishwasher safe.
  • Fits easily in a car’s cup holder
  • Possible to fit in my laptop tote when I want to travel with my own mug or bottle.

Contigo mugs and water bottles fit all these criteria and I’ve enjoyed using both the travel mug and water bottle over the past several weeks.  The days are numbered for my mugs with the worn-off lettering and questionable lids.

Contigo travel coffee mugs are insulated to keep hot beverages hot for 6 hours or cold for 18 hours. (Note: I down my coffee much faster than this so I really never tested the extent of the hot/cold timeframes). Their patented AUTOSEAL technology automatically seals the spout between sips – this I tested by turning the cup upside down and shaking.

How’d you like a chance to have your own Contigo coffee mug or water bottle?

Simply post a comment with your favorite beverage (non-alcoholic please!) that would have you turn off the road or run to the nearest airport stand for. Do this by midnight eastern time on Tuesday, August 13, 2013.

Three randomly-selected responses will be chosen and your very own Contigo mug or bottle will be on its way to you.

Can’t wait? Order your own Contigo travel mugs and/or water bottles at GoContigo.com, check out the videos showing their product features, and take 20% off your purchase with coupon code “commute20.”

Respond now with:

I’ll turn off the road or run to the nearest airport stand for _______, my favorite beverage!

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Pearls of Travel Wisdom was provided mugs and bottles free of charge for this review, as well as nominal gift cards for Starbucks and iTunes.

Comments

  1. Diet Coke from McD’s! I love my two 32 oz Contigo water bottles! I have one in green and one in blue!

  2. I’ll turn off the road or run to the nearest airport stand for Hot Earl Grey Tea,my favorite beverage.

  3. I’m a coffee-addict, and drink more than I should admit to.

    On a side note, I have a Contigo mug and it doesn’t keep my coffee hot for six hours (more like 3, which is plenty 90% of the time). Other than that, I love it!

  4. I’ll turn off the road or run to the nearest airport stand for ice-cold water, my favorite beverage.

  5. I’ll turn off the road or run to the nearest airport stand for an ice cold arnold palmer, my favorite beverage! 🙂

  6. I’ll turn off the road or run to the nearest airport stand for an iced coffee, my favorite beverage!

    Thanks!

  7. I’ll turn off the road or run to the nearest airport stand for Thai Iced Tea, my favorite beverage!

  8. Black sesame soy milk is awesome. Some places sell it as a bubble tea which is even better!!

  9. Black sesame soy milk is one of my favorites. Some places sell it as bubble tea which is awesome.

  10. I’ll turn off the road or run to the nearest airport stand for black sesame soy milk bubble tea, my favorite beverage!

  11. I’ll turn off the road or run to the nearest airport stand for a caramel frappuccino, my favorite beverage!

  12. I’ll turn off the road or run to the nearest airport stand for a few bottles of water, my favorite beverage when travelling!

  13. I’ll turn off the road or run to the nearest airport stand for a hot Grande Americano with extra extra cream, my favorite beverage! Perks me right up.

  14. I’ll turn off the road or run to the nearest airport stand for Black Assam tea, my favorite beverage!

  15. I’ll turn off the road or run to the nearest airport stand for the perfect latte, my favorite beverage!

  16. I’ll turn off the road or run to the nearest airport stand for a frappuccino, my favorite beverage!

  17. I’ll turn off the road or run to the nearest airport stand for double-tall, non-fat, no-whip mocha, my favorite beverage!

    (Sadly, Coffee People is no more, or it would be a Black Tiger Mocha.)

  18. I’ll turn off the road or run to the nearest airport stand for caramel latte with whipped cream, my favorite beverage!

  19. I’ll turn off the road or run to the nearest airport stand for __iced green tea latte with soy milk_____, my favorite beverage!

  20. I’ll turn off the road or run to the nearest airport stand for a sugar free red bull, my favorite beverage!

  21. I’ll turn off the road or run to the nearest airport stand for a vanilla latte, my favorite beverage!

  22. I’ll turn off the road or run to the nearest airport stand for San Pellegrino sparkling water, my favorite beverage!

  23. I’ll turn off the road or run to the nearest airport stand for a Starbucks latte, my favorite beverage!

  24. I’ll turn off the road or run to the nearest airport stand for a vanilla latte, my favorite beverage!

  25. I’ll turn off the road or run to the nearest airport stand for ginger ale, my favorite beverage!

  26. I’ll turn off the road or run to the nearest airport stand for a DC (Diet Coke, my favorite beverage!

  27. I’ll turn off the road or run to the nearest airport stand for mango juice, my favorite beverage!

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