If the Holiday Shopping Has You Whipped, Check Out the Dunkin Donuts Shopping Cart Derby Is Steaming Hot– with Maria Maria Menounos
“Access Hollywood” correspondent Maria Menounos along with an excited crowd of intrepid coffee drinkers enjoyed the first-ever “Dunkin’ Donuts Shopping Cart Derby” Saturday, December 8, at the Santa Monica Pier in California.
Geared to raise funds for America’s Second Harvest — The Nation’s Food Bank Network, it also promoted the launch of Dunkin’ Donuts packaged coffee in retail outlets across the country.
Over 30 teams participated in the competitive obstacle course for the chance to win a two-year, one-year or six-month’s supply of their preferred brew. P&G Coffee provided a donation for every team participating in the derby to America’s Second Harvest The derby tallied up a total donation of $20,000 to the non-profit organization that helps feed the hungry across the country through a network of member food banks. Packaged coffee at the event was donated to the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank.
It’s great to be part of this event that supports America’s Second Harvest,” said Maria Menounos. “Having worked at Dunkin’ Donuts as a teenager in Boston, I’m a big fan of their coffee and excited to know I can now pick it up at my local grocery store on the West Coast. This event helps to capture the enthusiasm we fans have for the brand while helping out a worthwhile cause.”
Teams with names such as “Better Latte Than Never,” “The Espresso Kids” and “Cream & Sugar” worked the Derby course as fast as they could, collecting and shelving all six current varieties of Dunkin’ Donuts packaged coffee. After multiple qualifying heats and semi-final rounds, five teams were chosen to compete in the final race. Among a throng of animated spectators, Maria Menounos crowned the following winners:
First Prize (Whole Bean gold medal) — Team “MMM Donuts” — John and Julie Benham from Cincinnati, Ohio
Second Prize (Vanilla silver medal) — Team “Jolt & Bolt” — Sandy and Christa Meola from Los Angeles, California
Third Prize Medal (Hazelnut bronze medal) — Team “The Sweet and Lows” — Dan Lange and Justin Shabsis from Los Angeles and Culver City, California
“We’re so proud to have won the Dunkin’ Donuts Shopping Cart Derby. Our weeks of intensive training — mainly drinking lots of coffee and frequent supermarket trips — really paid off,” said Julie Benham, captain of first-place team, “MMM Donuts.” “Now that Dunkin’ Donuts packaged coffee is available locally, it will be easy for us to restock after we enjoy our grand prize, a two-year supply of our favorite drink.”
Dunkin’ Donuts packaged coffee is available in grocery stores, mass merchandisers, club stores and drug stores throughout the U.S. Ground varieties are available in Original Blend, French Vanilla, Dunkin’ Decaf®, Hazelnut and Cinnamon Spice flavors. Original Blend is also available in a whole bean variety.
Dunkin’ Donuts coffee is available in a 12 oz. package for a suggested retail price of $7.99 and a 40 oz. package for a suggested retail price of $15.99.
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