Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Trudeau Stainless Steel Travel Mug Giveaway

When it comes to travel coffee mugs I have a drinking problem. Well, it’s more of a spillage problem. Once I found a travel mug that had a flap that sealed properly over the drinking hole, which allowed me to carry it around and drink from it without a potential coffee bath, I used that mug and only that mug. I donated the rest our travel coffee mugs to a thrift store.  

Several years later the plastic handle snapped off my travel mug.

Apparently, I’m not allowed to have nice things.

I still use the mug because I can drink from it like a tumbler but the sides get hot when there’s coffee in it. So now I’m doing the travel coffee mug dance thing again. I'm ready to lay out some serious cash for a mug that won't leak when walking or drinking or otherwise break.

The Soft Landing now has BPA, lead, and PVC free items for adults as well as children. They sent me a stainless steel Trudeau Board Room Travel Mug to try. I got the mug the day before Husband and I jumped on a plane to visit his sister in Texas. It was the perfect testing ground for my new travel mug.

I got positive comments on how cool the pleather wrap on the handle and mug looked when I presented it to every coffee shop I visited during our trip, which were several because for some insane reason my sister in law makes decaf coffee.

The handle as well as the mug is stainless steel, which makes the possibility of snapping the handle off remote. The wraps keep me from burning my fingers when using the handle and when gripping the mug like tumbler, a welcome change from my old mug.

The double walled stainless steel construction kept my coffee and lattes hot for hours after visiting the shop. The thing that made this little mug worth all of the tea in China (or Kona coffee in Hawaii) is the no spill locking lid. When I first twisted the lid on, a few drops of coffee seeped from the seam. However, it was nothing like the deluge of coffee mugs past. After tightening the lid and making sure that I had it screwed on properly for every use after, the seepage problem disappeared. Once I locked the lid closed, it stayed closed. Even after twisting the lid open and closed several times in row. And for the first time ever, nothing spilled out of my mug when I locked the lid and turned the mug upside down. I’ll let you decide if I was conducting a through mug test or just trying to entertain myself during layovers.

I felt so confident that the lid would stay closed and not leak that I tossed a full mug into my tote bag when I had to board the plane. No leaks!  This meant I had a peppermint mocha latte to drink on my flight home while the rest of the plane suffered with nasty airplane coffee.

The only downside to this mug is that it’s hand wash only. Some say the locking top is difficult to clean.  I gave the lid an extra soak in water and dish washing detergent the sink if I drake a latte. Problem solved.

Win a Trudeau Board Room Travel Mug *Closed*

The Soft Landing is sponsoring a giveaway of a fabulous Trudeau Board Room Travel Mug!  This mug would make a great holiday gift for yourself or for someone you love.

To enter: Leave a comment on Condo Blues telling me your favorite beverage to drink out of a travel mug.

You must leave your email address so I can contact you if you win or your entry will be disqualified. If your email address is available via your Blogger profile that counts. I am not going to do anything mischievous with your email address. I just want to contact you about sending your prize to you if you win because not being able to contact giveaway winners makes me sad.

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You must leave a separate comment for each method you used to enter the contest. If you choose to use every method of entry, you have up to six chances to win! I will use a random generator to select the winner.

 The Trudeau Board Room Travel Mug Giveaway runs from December 7, 2010 – December 19, 2010 12 midnight EST. Good Luck!