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8 Ways to Spread “Good Energy” This Summer

You may have seen the Starbucks “Good Energy” team out and about in Vancouver, promoting the ready-to-drink Refreshers line.  This sweet, sparkling beverage is Starbucks’ answer to a naturally caffeinated version of Red Bull and other energy drinks. Housed in a slim 355ml can, Starbucks Refreshers are made with real fruit juice and contain B vitamins and naturally occurring caffeine from green coffee extract.

These refreshing beverages are perfect as a grab and go drink and comes in three flavours: Raspberry Pomegranate, Strawberry Lemonade and Blueberry Açai. I had the opportunity to try all three flavours of the Refreshers.  The taste reminds me more of sparkling juice or pop, rather than tea.  They are quite sweet, but I enjoyed them as both a late-afternoon sugar and caffeine kick. So, with an emphasis on the “Good Energy” that Starbucks Refreshers bring, Modern Mix Vancouver has come up with a list of 8 ways to spread Good Energy in Vancouver this summer:

  1. Do YogaVancouver-based yoga studio Semperviva is offering a free beach yoga class every Sunday from July 6 to September 14.  For more details, visit: semperviva.com.
  2. Participate in a Charity Run – I’ll be doing the Scotiabank 5k this weekend, in support of Big Sisters BC.
  3. Send a postcard – I recently went on vacation to Argentina, and sent postcards to my friends back home so I could share my travel experience with them and they could have a souvenir from a different country!  Not going any where this summer?  Then send your friends and family abroad a postcard from Vancouver.
  4. Grow plants – The best way to add a bit of lively colour to an apartment is to grow indoor plants or plant a pot of flowers.  My basil just started sprouting, and I can’t wait to use them for cooking this summer.
  5. Volunteer – Find a cause you’re passionate about and volunteer your time to support it.  In the next few weeks, I’ll be speaking at the SFU Social Media Network event and sharing my experiences in digital marketing with students.
  6. Take Your Dog on an Extra-Long Walk – My dog Teddy stays at home all day while I’m at work.  I know he gets super excited to go on a longer walk, especially when the weather is good!  Favourite spot for a long walk?  The Seawall!
  7. Buy Coffee for a Friend – From Starbucks, of course 🙂  Or, better yet, treat them to a Starbucks Refresher!
  8. Enter the MMV Giveaway Below – Scroll down to win a Starbucks Refreshers prize pack and if you win, be sure to share the goodies with a friend.

Modern Mix Vancouver Giveaway: MMV is giving away a Starbucks Refreshers Good Energy On-The-Go Gift Pack (value: $150) which includes all three flavours of ready-to-drink Starbucks Refreshers, a personal journal, yoga mat, inspirational quote tote, body mist, lip balm and more!

To enter, please “LIKE” the MMV Facebook Page by clicking here and ALSO leave a comment below about which Starbucks Refreshers flavour sounds the most delicious to you. Giveaway ends Sunday June 29 (10:00pm PST). Open to anyone in Canada. For an additional entry: Follow @ModernMixVan on Twitter and tweet “Win from @ModernMixVan a @StarbucksCanada #GoodEnergy Gift Pack ! Click here: http://bit.ly/UGOBXY | RT to enter!”

55 Comments

  1. Barb
    June 16, 2014 at 6:34 pm — Reply

    I am ALL over the Raspberry Pomengranate, it sounds so thirst-quenchingly yummy!

  2. Glogirl
    June 16, 2014 at 6:40 pm — Reply

    I like you on Facebook. (Amy M)
    I’d like to try the Strawberry Lemonade flavour.

  3. Glogirl
    June 16, 2014 at 6:40 pm — Reply

    I follow you on Twitter @glogirl3 and tweeted~ http://twitter.com/glogirl3/status/478713758131712000

  4. Wai
    June 16, 2014 at 6:58 pm — Reply

    Blueberry Acai sounds delish

  5. Radhika Khan
    June 16, 2014 at 7:04 pm — Reply

    Strawberry lemonade sounds delish! (Also tweeted and liked on FB)

  6. sarah sar
    June 16, 2014 at 7:28 pm — Reply

    Love the Strawberry Lemonade flavour! FB follower as Sarah Sar

  7. sarah sar
    June 16, 2014 at 7:30 pm — Reply
  8. Lisa Smith
    June 16, 2014 at 8:08 pm — Reply

    I would like the strawberry lemonaide

    • July 15, 2014 at 8:26 am — Reply

      Congrats, Lisa. You are the winner of the Starbucks Refresher Good Energy Prize Pack. We have just sent you an email with details.

  9. Lisa Smith
    June 16, 2014 at 8:10 pm — Reply
  10. Dilara
    June 16, 2014 at 9:00 pm — Reply

    The strawberry lemonade sounds delish!

  11. June 16, 2014 at 10:24 pm — Reply

    Blueberry Açai is the flavour that most interests me!

  12. Cassey C
    June 16, 2014 at 10:31 pm — Reply

    Strawberry lemonade sounds the most delicious!

  13. Natalie
    June 16, 2014 at 11:24 pm — Reply

    love the Blueberry Açai one!

  14. Helen
    June 16, 2014 at 11:31 pm — Reply

    Strawberry lemonade

  15. Amy C
    June 16, 2014 at 11:31 pm — Reply

    I liked the “LIKE” the MMV Facebook Page. The Strawberry Lemonade sounds like it would be good.

  16. Amy C
    June 16, 2014 at 11:33 pm — Reply

    I follow you on twitter and tweeted
    https://twitter.com/Butterfly_012/status/478787402249433090
    @butterfly_012

  17. brandon
    June 17, 2014 at 12:10 pm — Reply

    The strawberry lemonade sounds delicious

  18. Ruby BB
    June 17, 2014 at 1:41 pm — Reply

    Strawberry Lemonade on ice 🙂

  19. angela m
    June 17, 2014 at 4:57 pm — Reply

    Liked you on facebook (angela marriott)
    The Strawberry Lemonade sounds delicious.

    flower_child_23(at)hotmail(dot)com

  20. angela m
    June 17, 2014 at 4:58 pm — Reply

    I follow you on twitter (@flower_child_23) and tweeted
    https://twitter.com/flower_child_23/status/479050415913598976

  21. Belinda McNabb
    June 17, 2014 at 6:12 pm — Reply

    The Strawberry Lemonade sounds so good

  22. Belinda McNabb
    June 17, 2014 at 6:12 pm — Reply
  23. Nicole
    June 17, 2014 at 8:17 pm — Reply

    I love the sound of the Raspberry Pomengranate refresher!

  24. darci
    June 17, 2014 at 9:43 pm — Reply

    The Blueberry Acai sounds awesome!

  25. Josh S
    June 17, 2014 at 9:57 pm — Reply

    Blueberry Acai sounds fantastic!

    tweeted: https://twitter.com/jnunavut/status/479125499235414017

  26. nicolthepickle
    June 18, 2014 at 7:29 am — Reply

    The strawberry lemonade sounds the best to me.

  27. nicolthepickle
    June 18, 2014 at 7:31 am — Reply
  28. maria
    June 18, 2014 at 6:14 pm — Reply

    Blueberry Acai

  29. Jenny
    June 19, 2014 at 10:09 pm — Reply

    Blueberry Acai sounds delish!

    Tweeted: https://twitter.com/jennierinnn/status/479853356920229888

  30. Tammy Dalley
    June 20, 2014 at 7:27 pm — Reply

    I like you on facebook as Tammy Dalley
    The Blueberry Acai sounds delicious!

  31. Chris Stockford
    June 20, 2014 at 9:12 pm — Reply

    Blueberry Acai

  32. Elly
    June 21, 2014 at 1:32 pm — Reply

    The strawberry lemonade flavour sounds the most delicious

  33. Karla Sceviour
    June 22, 2014 at 5:58 pm — Reply

    I like the facebook page ,and the strawberry lemonade sounds the best to me,,yummy!

  34. Karla Sceviour
    June 22, 2014 at 6:00 pm — Reply
  35. heidi c.
    June 22, 2014 at 9:58 pm — Reply

    Blueberry acai would be my choice!

  36. heidi c.
    June 22, 2014 at 9:59 pm — Reply
  37. Brenda Penton
    June 23, 2014 at 7:52 am — Reply

    Liked on Facebook. The Strawberry Lemonade sounds the best to me.

  38. Brenda Penton
    June 23, 2014 at 7:53 am — Reply

    Following you on Twitter as @newfiechic and tweeted: https://twitter.com/NewfieChic/status/481087554713026560

  39. Jana L.
    June 24, 2014 at 7:46 am — Reply

    I’m so eyeing the blueberry acai, it looks delicious

  40. Jana L.
    June 24, 2014 at 7:46 am — Reply

    Followed on twitter @Sukki24

    Tweet: https://twitter.com/Sukki24/status/481448299207987203

  41. Eileen
    June 24, 2014 at 1:06 pm — Reply

    I’ve tried the Blueberry Açai & it’s delicious!

  42. Eileen
    June 24, 2014 at 1:06 pm — Reply
  43. Penny R
    June 24, 2014 at 2:04 pm — Reply

    I think Strawberry Lemonade would be my favourite flavor.

    Tweeted https://twitter.com/frugalwoman/status/481543044357816320

    I follow you @frugalwoman

  44. Angela Mitchell
    June 24, 2014 at 2:59 pm — Reply

    I’d love to try the Raspberry Pomegranate.

  45. Doris H
    June 24, 2014 at 3:02 pm — Reply

    The Strawberry Lemonade sounds great!

  46. June 24, 2014 at 3:02 pm — Reply

    Like facebook page and the flavour I want to try to Strawberry Lemonade YUM and sounds so refreshing

  47. Ka
    June 25, 2014 at 12:04 am — Reply

    Raspberry Pomegranate sounds super yummy!

  48. Ka
    June 25, 2014 at 12:06 am — Reply
  49. Joyce
    June 26, 2014 at 6:52 am — Reply

    I love the Strawberry Lemonade. I had one yesterday and its the most refreshing drink ever!

  50. Joyce
    June 26, 2014 at 6:53 am — Reply

    I tweeted and liked on FB. Thank you for the chance!

  51. Wai
    June 26, 2014 at 1:56 pm — Reply

    Strawberry Lemonade is yummy!

  52. jan
    June 26, 2014 at 2:22 pm — Reply

    I’d like all three of these flavours, but Raspberry Pomegranate would probably go down first.

  53. jan
    June 26, 2014 at 2:23 pm — Reply

    followed and tweeted

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