Friday Five (College World Series Edition) Giveaway

College World Series Girl Gone Veggie Erin Fairchild (Source)

1. The College World Series starts today! While the games don’t start until tomorrow, today is the Opening Celebration. I love baseball and I love Omaha. There’s always so much fun stuff to do and the city gets excited about it all. Midwest living is pretty grand guys. I also  love that I moved from the town that hosts the Little League World Series to the city that hosts the College World Series.

2. Another quintessential Omaha experience is Scooter’s Coffee. Have you heard of them? Before I moved to Omaha, I had no idea what a Scooter’s was. They’re huge in the Midwest, with one practically on every block in Omaha.  People in Nebraska are die-hard Scooter’s fans, much like they are die-hard Husker fans. I appreciate this, since when I love something I don’t just love it, I LOVE it. So naturally, in our quest to embrace all-things-Omaha Josh and I jumped in head first.

3. Scooter’s has all the usual fancy coffee drinks and snacks, as well as yogurts and smoothies. To be honest, I’ve been keeping it simple with their plain hot coffees and plain iced coffee.  I used to love all the fun concoctions, but I’m really trying to get my weight in check, so I’ve been going the plain coffee route to skip the calories while still getting the energy. It’s amazing how you start to appreciate the natural taste of things once you cut out the excess sugar. Scooter’s iced coffee is cold-pressed, too, so it has all of the rich coffee flavor I want, without the bitterness that often creeps into iced coffee.

#teamscooters Girl Gone Veggie Erin Fairchild Scooters Giveaway

4. To celebrate the College World Series, Scooter’s is running a #TeamScooters Instagram contest! If you have a Scooters near you, I really encourage you to enter. They’re giving away either free coffee for a year or tickets to see the College World Series Championship game. All you have to do is take a picture of your Scooter’s cup capturing the spirit of baseball (summertime grilling, family time, baseball games, cute little kids in little baseball outfits, etc.) and upload it to Instagram with the hashtag #TeamScooters. The contest ends this Tuesday the 16th.

5. Here’s my entry. :) Because Scooter’s is awesome, they’re offering an additional giveaway to Girl Gone Veggie readers. Here’s what you can win:

Scooter’s Prize Pack

  • $15 Scooter’s giftcard
  • 1 pack of Scooter’s new K-Cups. (They’re coming to stores this Monday – I can’t wait! I make coffee in my Keurig every morning. It’s so convenient when I’m trying to get ready while still being half-asleep.)
  • 1 Scooter’s Koozie
  • 1 Scooter’s Mug

How to enter (Do one or both of the following):

  • Leave a comment letting me know your favorite summertime Scooter’s drink.
  • Leave a comment with a link to your #TeamScooter’s Instagram entry.

Contest ends Tuesday, June 17th at 10pm CST.

Good luck!

Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Scooter’s Coffee. All thoughts and opinions are my own.


  1. Kelsey Buskirk says

    I love Scooters! As a native Nebraskan and an avid lover of coffee, I’ve had Scooters MANY times. I love so many things on their menu, but here is my absolute favorite – the Scooters Shooter. It’s on their “hidden” menu, so that’s why you don’t see it or have probably not heard of it. It consists of a double shot of espresso with Scooters’ dark roast. I usually get it as a small, but I’m definitely not afraid to upgrade to a medium or large if I need it :) It’s the perfect drink in the morning to get you energized! I am also trying to watch my weight, so I don’t add any syrup or sugar in it (I use my own Stevia) and OCCASSIONALLY add half-and-half or almond milk. There are so many options! Give it a try!

  2. Erica says

    Turtle Espresso Blender with whip! AMAZING. I wish they would open a Scooters in Columbus, NE. I love them and stop all the time when back home in Omaha :)

  3. Ann says

    My husband and I LOVE Scooters. We really like their gift cards when you get $5.00 for free. My favorite is the Carmelious!!!

  4. says

    I actually would love to visit the midwest soon! Omaha looks like fun and I’m a huge coffee fan so I’m always looking for new coffee shops to try 😉 The College World Series in your town is probably awesome! I love going to college sporting events and love the vibe around them.

  5. Valarie says

    I’m not a coffee drinker, but I’m definitely a Scooter’s fan! I love their smoothies – fabulous fruit flavors. They will also customize one for you! Try a strawberry banana smoothie and ask them to add chocolate – a banana split in a cup! Their chai tea and flavored iced teas are perfection.

  6. says

    The CWS is one of my favorite things about Omaha! (And Scooters is an Omaha favorite of mine too!) My ABSOLUTE favorite Scooter’s drink is the Pumpkin Latte which I think is the best pumpkin latte around! 😉 On a regular basis I get their iced coffee though with a hint of skin milk! Mmm!

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