Winners announced in’s Starbucks “What’s Your Story?” Contest

Wow, everyone has quite the story to tell!

We recently had over 120 entries in our Starbucks “What’s Your Story?” Contest, with folks sharing some pretty crazy stories about coworkers in their workplace. If you haven’t done so already, give them a read. Some stuff that will just make you laugh in there!

Starbucks Contest Prizes
Winners get this Starbucks Prize Pack

For this contest, we randomly selected 5 winners of a Starbucks Prize Pack, which includes:

  • Stealth Switch™
  • $5 Starbucks® Card
  • Starbucks Doubleshot® Energy+Coffee coupons
  • Starbucks Doubleshot® Energy+Coffee-branded white board

Thanks to everyone who contributed stories and spread the word about the contest. After analyzing our large pool of entries, the official BevReview Random Prize Machine has selected 5 winners:

  • Drew Bartell (Milwaukee, WI)
  • Tracy Beckham (Fresno, CA)
  • Alan Colgren (East Lansing, MI)
  • Kate Davis (Council Bluffs, IA)
  • Bryan Sampson (Chicago, IL)

Hear are some excerpts from their submitted stories:

Drew Bartell (Read Story)

The other day I left the fryer basket down while I finished plating up a lunch for a waitress. She looked at me completely aghast and asked, “Don’t you think you should take the basket out of the oil if there’s nothiong in it?”

“Why?” I asked.

“Well, isn’t that going to ruin the basket?”

Tracy Beckham (Read Story)

One of our employees learned a special lesson on why you don’t put naked pictures of yourself on your work computer. In doing a computer check, I discovered that, at least, I had proof that he had zero body fat… though, that wasn’t a way I really wanted to find out. It was so difficult to look him in the eye after that, and not start snickering.

Alan Colgren (Read Story)

One of my co-workers found a bun that had fallen behind one of the tables and had turned rock hard. What does one do with a rock hard hamburger bun? Exactly! Play Frisbee. We had been throwing back and forth for a while, the manager was in the freezer taking inventory, when we decided to play long range. We had made a few successful attempts from the front of the dining room all the way to the back of the kitchen when the manager stepped out of the freezer right into the flight path of the rock hard bun. A bloody nose, split lip, and an exploded case of milkshake mix later, we both got written up and were put on cleanup duty for 3 weeks.

Kate Davis (Read Story)

I once had a coworker who could not figure out how to work the coffee maker in the office. You would think it was rocket science or something. She would always ask “where do I put the water again” or she would forget to put a filter in, or forget to put the carafe back on. There would be a coffee emergency/mess in the break room at least once a week. It got to the point where the management had to have a talk with her and tell he she was banned from touching the new machine (they had replaced several others she destroyed). She was bawling after that, dithering about how she was just trying to be helpful.

Bryan Sampson (Read Story)

In our office there was this particular email that had gone through several iterations so to hide its true purpose… to turn up your volume all the way and yell, “Hey everybody, I’m watching porn over here!!!”

I work in cubicle land with only half walls, so there is aboslutely no privacy around. Unfortunately, it was accidentally sent to someones boss instead of a co-worker. This was the nicest man I had ever worked with… an older man with high moral value that did everything by the book since his days in the military… yes, your picture perfect grandfather.

So you can imagine the surpirse from the floor when suddenly, out of nowhere, this loud vocie begins to proclaim that someone is watching porn. His response… how did you guys know? The email was retired after that day.

Read the rest of the stories by clicking here.

Thanks again to everyone who participated and to the folks at Starbucks for making this giveaway possible!