It’s true, we love a good coffee mug. There is something extra satisfying about cradling a hand-made mug of beautifully brewed coffee.
Choosing a great mug even has benefits beyond the aesthetic: there are real scientists who have published articles in academic journals talking about how different cups can affect your experience of flavor.
And when you get thinking about it, it kind of makes sense. When you eat your favorite ice cream or drink a perfect latte, where do you experience the flavor? Your brain! Sure, your tongue and nose get to do the fun part of smelling and tasting, but it’s your brain that turns that data into the experience of flavor. It’s part of the reason why a well plated dish “tastes” better than something slopped on a dinner plate.
Our friends here in Portland, Mazama, happen to be really good at ceramics and make what we think is a beautiful mug. Their sister company, Tanner Goods, is known for their leather goods, among many other house-made products.
We decided to combine it all together in a lovely kit, which will be given to one lucky recipient this month.
Retail value: $790
To enter, simply enter your name and email below before 6pm PST on Friday, February 23rd. We will use a random number selector to choose the lucky winner on Tuesday February 27th.
Terms & Conditions
ELIGIBILITY: Open only to persons who are 18 years of age or older and U.S. residents. Employees of Ratio, LLC are not eligible to enter or win a prize. All applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations apply. Void where prohibited or restricted by law. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. A PURCHASE WILL NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.
SWEEPSTAKES PERIOD: The Sweepstakes entry period begins at 12:01am PST on Monday, February 19th 2018 and ends at 6pm PST on Friday February 23rd 2018. (the “Sweepstakes Period”). Winners will be selected from entries properly submitted and timely received during the Sweepstakes Period.
HOW TO ENTER: During the Sweepstakes Period, purchase a qualifying product and you will be automatically entered in the sweepstakes. Limit one (1) entry per person, per e-mail address, and per household during the Sweepstakes Period via online entry, regardless of whether a person has more than one address or more than one person uses the same address. Orders that are cancelled or returned will not qualify for the sweepstakes, unless a new entry is submitted via terms outlined below.
ALTERNATIVE MEANS OF ENTRY: In lieu of an online entry, you may enter the Sweepstakes by mailing a standard-size postcard with your name and email address to: Ratio, LLC 1204 SE Water Ave Suite 15, OR 97214. Postcard entries must be postmarked during the Sweepstakes Period to be included within the random drawing, and no more than one postcard/email address may be submitted during the Sweepstakes Period. The postcard must be received within 7 days of the end of the sweepstakes entry period. Each postcard must specify the Ratio model and color desired, and only one prize may be specified per postcard.
WINNER SELECTION: One winner will be determined by random drawing to be held on or about February 27th, 2018. Winners will be selected from entries received during the Sweepstakes Period. The potential winners will be notified via email to the email address submitted with the potential winner’s entry within two (1) week after the drawing. The drawings will be conducted by Ratio, LLC, the judge of the Sweepstakes, whose decisions on all matters relating to the Sweepstakes shall be final. In the event that a potential winner is disqualified for any reason, Ratio, LLC may, in its sole discretion, award the applicable prize to an alternate winner selected at random.
PRIZES/ODDS OF WINNING PRIZE: Ratio Eight, 2 Mazama Camp Mugs and 4 Tanner Goods Coasters, Value $790. Overall odds of winning depend on number of entries received during the Sweepstakes Period. No prize substitution or cash equivalent of prize. No prize transfer.
Shipping is not included in this offer.
CONDITIONS: Ratio LLC reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Sweepstakes (or portion thereof). Ratio, LLC also reserves the right at its sole discretion to disqualify the entry of any individual. All federal, state and local taxes on prize and any expenses not specified herein are the sole responsibility of winner. Should a dispute arise regarding the identity of the claimant, Ratio, LLC reserves the sole right to determine the eligible party. BY ENTERING, ENTRANT WAIVES ALL RIGHTS TO BRING (AND COVENANTS NOT TO BRING) ANY CLAIM AGAINST RATIO, LLC OR ANY OTHERS ASSOCIATED WITH THIS SWEEPSTAKES. ENTRANTS FURTHER AGREE TO RELEASE AND HOLD HARMLESS RATIO, LLC FROM ANY AND ALL LIABILITY ARISING FROM THEIR PARTICIPATION IN THE SWEEPSTAKES, OR RATIO’S USE OF ANY ENTRY INFORMATION. Any disputes that may arise hereunder shall be governed in all respects by the laws of the State of Oregon without regard to the conflicts of laws principles of any jurisdiction. Venue with respect to any such disputes shall be had in the state and federal courts of the State of Oregon.
PUBLICITY AND RELEASE. As a condition of entry into the Sweepstakes, except where prohibited by law, each entrant and each winner by accepting a prize grants to Ratio, LLC all right, title and interest in, to publicize, broadcast, display and/or otherwise use, the Sweepstakes entrant’s name, city, state, and biographical material (collectively, “Licensed Rights”) in any media for advertising and publicity purposes, without additional review, compensation, or approval of the winner. If Winner does not respond to notification, or is not present when prize delivery is attempted, such prize will be forfeited. By participating, entrants agree to be bound by the Official Rules and the decisions of the judges, which are final and binding in all respects.
OFFICIAL RULES/WINNERS LIST. For notification of the winners, send a self-addressed stamped envelope to Ratio, LLC 1204 SE Water Ave Suite 15, OR 97214. Requests for winners’ lists must be received within one month after the end of the Sweepstakes Period.
SPONSOR: Ratio, LLC 1204 SE Water Ave Suite 15, OR 97214.