Tate’s Bake Shop Valentine’s Day Giveaway

January 30, 2012 · 67 comments · Print This Post

in Contests / Giveaways, To Buy / To Try

I had to eat some serious crow last Thursday when in an effort to procrastinate on a project I started watching episodes of Revenge on Hulu and liked it. OK. That’s not true. In reality I loved it! Ever since the series started last Fall I’ve heard nothing but good things about the soapy drama but I kept rolling my eyes and secretly giving people some serious “you’ve got to be kidding me” looks whenever they brought it up in conversation. But I was wrong and I am so sorry.

I’m now so addicted to this show that it’s not even funny. It’s the guiltiest of guilty pleasures. Although, I’m not entirely sure what about it is so intriguing. Perhaps it’s my residual Everwood fueled love of Emily VanCamp? Maybe it’s the gorgeous shoes, or perhaps it’s just that I’m a little obsessed with pop culture portrayals of the Hamptons? Royal Pains anyone? Whatever the cause may be I’m hooked and don’t you dare tell me any spoilers either as I’m only on episode 7.

Other fantastic things reside in the Hamptons besides fictional television characters of course. My idol Ina Garten makes a lot of chicken stock there, the beaches are gorgeous, and they’re also home to the ridiculously tasty treats that are made at Tate’s Bake Shop.

Tate’s happens to be one of the few store-bought cookies that I approve of. They make a chocolate chip cookie that’s even richer than Daniel Grayson’s trust fund. In addition, you all know I’m not usually a fan of crispy cookies, but the cookies from Tate’s make me eat my words and I often find myself seriously starring at the packaging longingly when I come across them in the store. In fact, this weekend CK almost talked me into buying a package of their chipless wonder cookies at Village Market in the Ferry Building. Proof that Tate’s makes cookies that are so good you don’t even need the chocolate.

If you haven’t had the chance to taste these glamorous gourmet goodies then you’re in luck! Tate’s has offered to send one reader of this blog a Valentine’s Day Cookie Cube Tower. Inside this pretty red package you’ll find 21 of Tate’s classic Chocolate Chip Cookies. You can share them with someone super cute like Jack Porter or horde them in your big, modern mansion like Nolan Ross. Either way it will be awesome!

To enter this giveaway all you have to do is leave a comment on this post letting me know what your favorite guilty pleasure is. I’m partial to pedicures, champagne, and over-the-top TV (obviously).

In addition, If you share the link to this contest on your own blog, Twitter, Facebook, or Google+ account you may have one additional entry for a total of two possible chances to win. If you choose this option please leave a link to your shout out as your second comment.  A winner will be selected via the nifty random number generator on Friday, February 3rd at 5:00 PM PST and then I’ll promptly arrange to have the cookie tower shipped to your home. Please note that this item can only be shipped to U.S. residents. Best of luck and Happy Valentine’s Day!

PS: If you want cookies right this very second then make sure you use the coupon code VDAY2012 to get $10 off any order you place between now and February 14th, and don’t forget to like Tate’s on Facebook.

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1 April was in CT now CA January 30, 2012 at 10:09 pm

I totally watch some trashy reality tv and I don’t tell a soul! Until now. Don’t tell anyone! lol

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2 Erica January 31, 2012 at 4:29 am

Teen Mom 2 and unnecessary beauty products (which I never end up wearing).

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3 judith January 31, 2012 at 4:34 am

One of my guilty pleasures is Atlanta Housewives!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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4 Cindy B. January 31, 2012 at 5:53 am

I LOVE Revenge too! It is sooooo good!!!!!I never miss an episode! Atlanta Housewives is also a favorite! I’m a TV junkie. I DVR the shows I love just to watch them again!

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5 Susannah January 31, 2012 at 6:12 am

Beverly Hills 90210. The old school original flavor. And any Lifetime movie with anyone from (old school original flavor) 90210 in it…. “Mother, May I Sleep With Danger?” YES PLEASE!

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6 Aimee B January 31, 2012 at 6:14 am

I love Revenge as well and can’t figure out why, not my usual tv choice type show. I think Emily is a fantastic actress as well. My guilty pleasure are Reese’s products, specifically trees at Cmas/eggs at Easter,etc. just bought 3 eggs yesterday! Yum.

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7 amber January 31, 2012 at 6:55 am

oh I am right there with you on over-the-top tv. never reality tv (except sisterwives) but drama, drama, drama!

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8 Jenny January 31, 2012 at 7:09 am

Guilty pleasure…Young and Restless and not many people know because I’m ashamed! It seems so trashy! ha!

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9 Claire January 31, 2012 at 7:11 am

My favorite guilty pleasure is eating very dark chocolate while watching Pretty Little Liars!

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10 Anna January 31, 2012 at 7:48 am

For me it’s always chocolate, esp white, and neon nail polish!

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11 melissa n. January 31, 2012 at 7:51 am

Downton Abbey on PBS…..love it!

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12 Danielle January 31, 2012 at 7:57 am

I just started watching Gossip Girl on Netflix, very much a guilty pleasure. So much so I watch it on the computer, with headphones on, so no one can hear and wonder what the hell I’m watching.

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13 Lisa @ Sweet as Sugar Cookies January 31, 2012 at 8:44 am

I like Vampire Diaries.

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14 Alyse January 31, 2012 at 8:50 am

Watching Dance Moms, oh my.

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15 Jo January 31, 2012 at 8:52 am

Chocolate – Caramello to be exact. I try not to buy them too often, but when I do I love them

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16 Renee January 31, 2012 at 9:34 am

My current guilty pleasure is celebrity gossip. I actually don’t like gossip in real life, but those shows like Access Hollywood & sites like Perez Hilton have me hooked. Don’t tell anyone, okay?

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17 Lindsey January 31, 2012 at 9:47 am

My favorite guilty pleasure is craft beer. My second favorite is dark chocolate.

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18 Liz January 31, 2012 at 9:49 am

Downton abbey, and spoonfuls of peanut butter.

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19 Jane January 31, 2012 at 9:55 am

My guilty pleasure is: vanilla chai tea from Dunkin Donuts – it’s especially great during the holidays, I always say it smells like Christmas! I’m afraid to find out the calories of a medium cup…. so I just have avoided even looking it up – but I know it has to be a lot!!!

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20 Rosemary January 31, 2012 at 9:59 am

I love to treat myself to a pedicure 🙂

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21 Rosemary January 31, 2012 at 9:59 am

And I shared this giveaway on my facebook page: Rosie’s Country Baking!

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22 Bonnie January 31, 2012 at 10:02 am

Have loved Kathleen since 1979

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23 Lynn January 31, 2012 at 10:05 am

I am retired after 35 years of teaching elementary school. I have so many guilty pleasures. They are too numerous to list. I too am a tv junkie. My husband of 40 years is a sports junkie. Therefore I have my own giant flat screen in the bedroom and my own DVR. I love here goes……Tate’s white chocolate and macademia nut cookies. I hide them . I also love Revenge and was a fan of Everwood as well. Also tops on my list are Downton Abby, , Pan Am, Once Upon

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24 Kimiko January 31, 2012 at 10:07 am

My guilty pleasure is TMZ. I DVR it and watch every day after getting home from work…I can’t get enough of the celebrity gossip. LOL

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25 Sarah January 31, 2012 at 10:08 am

My guilty pleasure is definitely TATES COOKIES. Which is why I’m so excited about this giveaway!! Other things I’m fond of: Real Housewives and getting fake tans.

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26 Deena Martin Bailey January 31, 2012 at 10:10 am

Laying in bed eating chocolate or ice cream!!

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27 Grace January 31, 2012 at 10:11 am

I love this show. Seriously good stuff. I don’t feel guilty for liking it, so I can’t call it a Guilty Pleasure per se… but I do feel guilty for watching the various Housewives shows, Bachelor/Bachelorette (WHY do I keep on letting myself get sucked in by this nonsense?) and Jersey Shore.

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28 Michele January 31, 2012 at 10:20 am

Revenge, Royal Pains & Teen Mom are my guilty pleasures….and Lucky Charms cereal!

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29 Kiersten Todd January 31, 2012 at 10:25 am

My guilty pleasure is Teen Mom 2.. don’t tell my husband!

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30 Sandra Taylor January 31, 2012 at 10:29 am

My favorite not-so-guilty pleasure at the end of the day is a tall glass of iced coffee with a shot (or two) of Baileys.

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31 Char January 31, 2012 at 11:47 am

Watch “Dancing with the Stars”, outside on the porch, in my pajamas with a glass of good wine.

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32 leigh g January 31, 2012 at 2:36 pm

my guilty pleasure is dessert!! especially involving chocolate 😉

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33 Cristina D January 31, 2012 at 2:47 pm

handful of chocolate chips when I come home from work everyday and watching Grey’s Anatomy episodes

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34 Cristina D January 31, 2012 at 2:48 pm

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I recommended this to FB World!

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35 Sharon H January 31, 2012 at 3:25 pm

Would you believe it was my husband who got me hooked on Revenge? Like you, I wasn’t too sure I’d like it, but got hooked VERY quickly! My guilty pleasure would have to be those new peppermint white chocolate kisses (at least new to me) that were out this past Christmas.

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36 Sharon H January 31, 2012 at 3:31 pm
37 Jennifer January 31, 2012 at 4:56 pm

Mumm Napa “Santanna” Champagne

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38 Ruth Chaisson January 31, 2012 at 5:10 pm

It’s all about the reality TV here. Total guilty pleasure.

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39 alex January 31, 2012 at 6:01 pm

perhaps all the trashy reality shows i watch?

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40 Nicole H January 31, 2012 at 7:28 pm

My guilty pleasure is Jersey Shore. nmh001@lvc.edu

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41 Fran K January 31, 2012 at 7:28 pm

One of my guilty pleasures is when I drive (without kids- they would have me committed)I Love listening to 80’s music really loud while I sing along and sip on a starbucks vanilla latte!

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42 Angie January 31, 2012 at 7:34 pm

White wine, cookies or dark choc covered raisins, & trashy tv like greys anatomy.

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43 dani h January 31, 2012 at 8:16 pm

hmmmmm….. guilty pleasure? it’s got to be pie! any kind. any time. anywhere. {smile}

thanks for a chance at the giveaway, Erin. hope you have a wonderful Valentine’s Day.

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44 Meryl February 1, 2012 at 1:36 am

My homemade brownies, chocolate chip cookies, and bittersweet chocolate truffles!

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45 Louis February 1, 2012 at 1:38 am

Deep, dark chocolate ice cream and strong coffee ice cream.

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46 Trish Turk February 1, 2012 at 7:27 am

40+ years of AMC and OLTL and they cancelled em. pooey. Moving back to WPB and now in search of nearby perfect marguerita.

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47 Karen February 1, 2012 at 10:17 am

Pie! Pie! Pie!

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48 Wummy February 1, 2012 at 4:41 pm

Love Revenge!! About time you started watching. Tates cookies are the best!!

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49 Geri February 1, 2012 at 4:56 pm

Watching Revenge even before my TIVO has finished recording it!

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50 Julie February 1, 2012 at 7:35 pm

Desperate Housewives is my guilty pleasure, especially considering how delightfully terrible it has been for the past few years! But I will see it through to the end!

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51 Stacey February 2, 2012 at 7:33 am

My latest guilty pleasure is brownie-in-a-mug…so quick and easy to make!

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52 Stacey February 2, 2012 at 7:34 am
53 Jo @ The Hungry Crafter February 2, 2012 at 8:36 am

Oooh yum, free cookies? Sign me up 🙂 Does Top Chef count as a guilty pleasure? I’m not really all that embarassed about it, except for the fact that I’m embarassed to watch *anything* on Bravo 🙂

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54 becky February 2, 2012 at 9:46 am

gossip girl and lay’s potato chips!

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55 Donna O'Neil February 2, 2012 at 10:56 am

Red wine and chocolate and catching up with Grey’s Anatomy after my daughter is asleep.

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56 Donna O'Neil February 2, 2012 at 10:57 am
57 Linda S. February 2, 2012 at 11:18 am

Double dark chocolate gelato–

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58 Stephanie February 2, 2012 at 12:02 pm

I love a good bath with lavender essential oil!

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59 julie February 2, 2012 at 5:38 pm

guilty pleasure is some reality tv and some tates cookies-gluten free. Hopefully they can send the gluten free version if I win!!

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60 Tanya February 2, 2012 at 5:58 pm

A piece of velvety milk chocolate and a glass of smoky red wine when I finally get the little one to bed.

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61 Phyllis A February 3, 2012 at 10:12 am

B&W movies with brownies or cookies. I love Bette Davis, Barbara Stanwyck or Joan Crawford movies.

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62 Stephanie B February 3, 2012 at 3:08 pm

Baileys and Millionare Matchmarker! I’m a sucker for Patti Stanger!

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63 julie L February 6, 2012 at 11:10 am

a massage 🙂 thanks

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64 Erin Brooker February 15, 2012 at 11:16 am

Cookies, when I make them I can never just have one… sweet buttery goodness ahhh…

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65 Rita January 29, 2013 at 11:42 pm

I LOVE CHOCOLATE! I feel bad whenever I eat it, but it’s sooo good. yumm

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66 Elizabeth January 30, 2013 at 9:53 am

I LOVE champagne, and brownies.

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