Tuesday, November 20, 2012

A “fun.” Time at Ben and Jerry’s Campus Consciousness Tour Preview in the Bowery Ballroom

By: Finance Foodie

Over the last two weeks, the band fun., the non-profit REVERB and the tasty Ben & Jerry’s held a two-week Campus Consciousness Tour that allowed all fans attending the opportunity to connect with their campus LGBTQ organizations, to learn how to be an Ally, get involved in the fight to get corporate money out of politics, and of course, sample free Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream.
My New Best Friends
A few weeks ago, Ben & Jerry’s, fun. and REVERB gave selected media an exclusive, behind-the-scenes look at what the Campus Conscious Tour was all about. At the event, held at the hip and happening Bowery Ballroom in NYC, fun. gave an acoustic performance followed by an informal question and answer session with Ben & Jerry’s Social Mission Director, Rob Michalak.
We are young...
Yours truly was present and got to not only sample some delicious ice cream (loooove me some Americone Dream!), but also got a chance to chat briefly backstage with the band. We chatted about the fun stuff like the band’s fave B&J flavors (they, like myself, have good taste and love them some Americone Dream too!) as well as more serious topics as in how the group planned to get people who don’t fundamentally “get” gay marriage to see that it’s legit. Fun.’s response to this was that since the “majority of the people [who don’t believe in gay marriage] don’t have all the information, they don’t know how normal it is.” Therefore, by helping to educate the public by these concerts, they hope that over time, “the more [gay marriage] becomes out in the open....you realize it’s not a big deal.” Food for thought indeed.
Interviewing the Band
The Campus Conscious Tour officially kicked off with a very special Halloween show at Portland, Maine’s State Theatre benefiting Mainers United for Marriage, a broad coalition of groups and people working to win the freedom to marry for same-sex couples in Maine. The tour ended on November 18th this year, but to learn more about this awesome organization, please visit www.campusconsciousness.org.

***Giveaway*** 
Congrats Karen!

For those who missed out on the music, there is still a chance to get in on some yummtastic Ben and Jerry’s ice cream! One lucky reader will win a month worth of Ben and Jerry’s – in the form product coupons good for five free pints of Ben and Jerry’s!
Grand Prize:
 Five (5) free product coupons for Ben and Jerry's Ice Cream Pints

There are THREE ways to enter
1. REQUIRED: In my comments section, tell me what is your favorite topping for your Ben and Jerry's ice cream (mine is marshmallow fluff - it make everything better!). Also please include your email address so I can contact you if you win!
2. Follow Finance Foodie on Twitter (leave separate comment telling me this)
3. Reblog / Retweet this giveaway (leave separate comment telling me this)

Contest ends Friday, November 23, 2012 at 5pm EST. Winners will be chosen via random integer generator on random.org announced on the financefoodie.com site shortly afterwards!!

Full Disclosure: The coupons are being provided by Ben and Jerry's. Finance Foodie Media Productions was not compensated for this post.

62 comments:

kdkdkd said...

I love nuts like chopped pecans on my B&J ice cream

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Anonymous said...

I don't add toppings to ben and jerry's. I like it just the way it is
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Robert Fantom said...

I like hot fudge and chopped peanuts on my Ben and Jerry's ice cream.

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ky2here said...

homemade caramel sauce

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slb3334 said...

I don't put anything on mine.

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debbie said...

I like hot fudge and marschino cherries.
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clc408 said...

I like hot fudge.

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sweepmom said...

I usually don't put anything on my icecream but when I do, it is Hersheys syrup.

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Jeni said...

I love Maraschino cherry on mine
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julis55 said...

hot fudge!

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EMMAHORTON said...

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PINEAPPLE SAUCE TOPPING

Karen said...

sprinkles on their plain vanilla

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ebjwrites said...

B&J does not need any toppings. :)

Mary Calabrese said...

I love cherries on top.

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Derk Thomas said...

hot fundge

Karen said...

Nothing....I like the ice cream just the way it is !!!

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tatertot374 said...

hot fudge and cool whip
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Robin T said...

I love adding hot fudge

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Deb Christie said...

No toppings. I don't want anything to come between me and my Ben & Jerry's flavor!

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SB said...

I like hot fudge and sprinkles (jimmies up here)

ThriftyAnnabella said...

Chocolate and strawberries
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kyl neusch said...

hot fudge

Trisha McKee said...

I love chocolate syrup for the Chunky Monkey.

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susan1215 said...

I love hot fudge

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Joy said...

I don't put anything on it. They have tons of stuff already in the ice cream.
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mogrill said...

I like Caramel.
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slehan said...

Hot fudge.
Thanks for the contest.

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Joseph Gersch said...

I love walnut for a topping jwark@mail.com

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Brian E. said...

Thanks for the giveaway... I top my B & J's ice cream with crushed pineapple !

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Lynde Foy said...

I add almonds to the Chunky Monkey-my fav!

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Sumer Blaker said...

I like hot fudge on my ice cream.
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Tanya White said...

Mine is Hot fudge
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Erica C. said...

I'm a plain jane and don't like toppings :)
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Kristy Thiel said...

I love caramel sauce! Thanks for hosting!

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laurasloves said...

I love caramel, chopped walnuts and chocolate fudge sauce on my B&J ice cream.
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Breanne said...

Hot fudge

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Deanna Marie said...

cherries on top!

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Amy Delong said...

nuts and chocolate fudge
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mail4rosey said...

I don't like any toppings on my Ben & Jerry's, I just like it as-is.

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