Events and Promotions

Follow the Frog Week 2013

What's happening during Follow the Frog Week? Public events, online contests, in-store promotions, travel discounts and more! Find an event near you, brought to you by the Rainforest Alliance and friends.

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Follow the Frog to Union Square with the Rainforest AllianceFollow the Frog to Union Square with the Rainforest Alliance
(United States) Saturday, Sept. 21, 10-4 p.m

Union Square Greenmarket (North Pavilion) -- New Yorkers are invited to celebrate "Follow the Frog Week," a global event highlighting sustainable choices, at Manhattan's Union Square Greenmarket.  This free, public event presents celebrity NYC chefs -- Marco Moreira of Tocqueville, Larissa Raphael of Telepan and others - talking food and sustainability in their kitchens from 12 p.m.-1 p.m. It also features giveaways, contests, and more. The event is part of the third annual Follow the Frog Week, an international campaign by the Rainforest Alliance (Sept. 16-22) that encourages consumers to support a healthy planet.

Follow the Frog Week Twitter PartyThe Rainforest Alliance Follow the Frog Week Twitter Party (Global)

Join us on Sept. 17 from 2 - 3 p.m. for a live Twitter party celebrating sustainable food. We'll team up with with Delicious Living magazine to discuss sustainable food, where to find responsible and natural products and tips for green living! You'll also have a chance to win great prize packages featuring products bearing the Rainforest Alliance’s little green frog and the latest edition of Delicious Living. Join us by following @RnfrstAlliance and @DeliciousLiving on Twitter and using the hashtag #frogchat.

Rainforest Alliance (Minnesota) Follow the Frog Scavenger HuntRainforest Alliance (Minnesota) Follow the Frog Scavenger Hunt (United States)

Join us in a Follow the Frog scavenger hunt on Sept. 19, beginning at 8 a.m. at the Rainforest Alliance’s Minnesota office (19 Bridge Square, Northfield). Participants will visit local businesses within walking distance to look for products with the green frog seal. Participants should return their punch cards to the Rainforest Alliance office by 4 p.m. on Sept. 20 to be eligible to win the grand prize: a basket filled with Rainforest Alliance Certified goodies.

Follow the Frog Week Kick-Off Blogger EventFollow the Frog Week Kick-Off Blogger Event (United Kingdom)

We will kick off Follow the Frog Week with our first-ever blogger event on Monday, 16 Sept., from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. We’re inviting bloggers to our London office to see our recently re-designed blog and hear from 2degrees Editor Tom Idle about the importance of sustainability blogging. One of Drury Coffee’s expert baristas will also be on hand giving a coffee art lesson & showing some innovative designs.

Invitation-only; please contact Alison Young ( 020 7947 4910) to book your place. Rainforest Alliance, Warnford Court, 29 Throgmorton Street, London, EC2N 2AT


Allegro CoffeeAllegro Coffee (United States)

The first 100 customers who visit our coffee bars at any Whole Foods Market in NYC on Thursday, Sept. 19, will receive a free 12 oz. cup of our Rainforest Blend coffee, which is 100% Rainforest Alliance Certified. Our Rainforest Blend will be on sale for $8.99/12-ounce bag ($2 off) at all Whole Foods Markets from Sept. 18 – Oct. 1.

Balance BarBalance Bar (North America)

Save 15% on your entire purchase of any variety of Balance Bars when when you Shop Balance using code BALFTF2013. Enjoy free shipping and a free 6ct box of our Dark Chocolate Crunch Bars, which carry the Rainforest Alliance Certified seal, when you spend $75 or more! For more details click here.

BirchallBirchall (United Kingdom)

During Follow the Frog Week, all Birchall tea customers are eligible to win a Rainforest Alliance plush frog toy with their online order for Rainforest Alliance Certified™ tea. Drawings will be once a day!

HR HigginsHR Higgins (United Kingdom)

HR Higgins Ltd will be offering a 10% discount off all of their Rainforest Alliance Certified coffees during Follow the Frog Week.

Timothy'sTimothy's (Canada)

During Follow the Frog Week, we will offer a $2.00 discount on all Rainforest Alliance Certified™ coffees purchased via Timothy’s World Coffee website. Offer valid Sept. 16-22. Also see check out our live, in-store events (under Live Events).

Williamson TeaWilliamson Tea (United Kingdom)

Williamson Tea will offer a 25% online shop discount for all customers from Sept. 16 – Sept. 22 once the #followthefrog hashtag is tweeted to @Williamson_Tea 50 times. Those who tweet a picture of one of Williamson’s Tea Elephant caddies alongside a Red-Eyed Tree Frog or the Rainforest Alliance Certified™ seal to @Williamson_Tea will receive a free Green Nature Elephant caddy. From Sept. 9 – Oct. 8, there will be 20% discount on the full selection in Waitrose.

YogiTeaYogiTea (United States)

Get a 10% discount on all five Yogi teas that are Rainforest Alliance Certified™ on Offer valid Sept. 16-23.


AlmondyAlmondy (United Kingdom)

Almondy will run a daily Twitter competition during Follow the Frog Week, Sept. 16 - 22. To find out how to enter for a chance to win a Rainforest Alliance tote bag filled with a green, cuddly frog & Almondy goodies, follow @Almondycake on Twitter.

Clif BarClif Bar (North America)

Watch the @ClifBar Twitter and @ClifBarCompany Instagram feeds from Sept. 19 – 22. If you spot a picture with the Rainforest Alliance frog seal, reply to the tweet with the hashtag #iFoundtheFrog and/or post a comment using the same hashtag on Instagram. Clif Bar will randomly select 100 winners from both channels (10 from each photo) to receive a plush Rainforest Alliance Frog and the new Sierra Trail Mix CLIF Bar. Two grand prize winners will receive a year’s supply of CLIF Bars!

Ponti'sPonti's (United Kingdom)

To celebrate Follow the Frog Week, all restaurants at Ponti’s Group Limited will be running a competition Sept. 16 – 22 with Lavazza for a Tierra coffee gift set. The competition is open to anyone who purchases a Tierra coffee at Ponti’s Italian Kitchen, Caffè Italia, Ponti’s, Marine Ices and Ranch Burger. Customers will also receive a free coffee if they tweet a photo of their coffee to @PontisIK, @CaffeItalia_, @Pontisgroup or @RanchBurgerUK during Follow the Frog Week. Grazie loyalty members will receive triple Grazie bonus points on all coffee purchased during the month of Sept., eat-in or takeaway.


  • Ponti’s Italian Kitchen—Oxford Circus and Duke St.
  • Caffe Italia—Milton Keynes, Stansted Airport, Heathrow Airport T1, Heathrow Airport T3, Heathrow Airport T3 pier 5, and Heathrow Airport T3 pier 6
  • Marine Ices—Chalk Farm
  • Ponti’s—Liverpool st, Watford, Wimbledon, and Bluewater
  • Ranch Burger—High Wycombe

TeapigsTeapigs (United Kingdom)

Teapigs is offering a chance to win one of three packs of their everyday brew, which has been sourced from a Rainforest Alliance Certified farm, along with a plush, cuddly frog. To be entered for a chance to win simply follow @teapigs on Twitter and answer one of its questions during Follow the Frog Week.

TetleyTetley (Global)

Tetley is giving Instagrammers a chance to show off their commitment to Follow the Frog. Just mention @tetleyfarmers in your captions with the hashtags #farmersfirsthand and #followthefrog. Tetley will select one winner each day to receive a Rainforest Alliance tote bag full with Tetley goodies & a green frog toy. Find out more details here.

Yorkshire Tea Yorkshire Tea (United Kingdom)

Yorkshire Tea will give away a year’s supply of tea to one lucky tweeter who re-tweets this @YorkshireTea message along with the #FollowtheFrog hashtag during Follow the Frog Week.

Zavida CoffeeZavida Coffee (North America)

Zavida Presents the third Annual Rainforest Alliance Follow the Frog Coffee Gift Basket Giveaway! This year’s massive basket contains an assortment of 100% Rainforest Alliance Certified Zavida Coffees and other delectable treats. Contest entries will be accepted from Sept. 16 through 11:59 p.m. EST on Sept. 22.

Live Events

Drury Southern Cafe and ShopDrury Southern Cafe and Shop (United Kingdom)

We be holding a one-day event on Tuesday, Sept. 17, from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., to celebrate Follow the Frog Week at the cafe and shop at 12-18 Richardson Rd, Hove, East Sussex, BN3 5RB.

There will be competitions throughout the day, giving customers the chance to win free coffee for a month and a Rainforest Alliance goody bag filled to the brim with products carrying the little green frog seal. There will be plenty for the children too, including art competitions and the chance to meet Fernando, the giant frog. Drury Southern’s expert baristas will also be demonstrating their art form by creating eye-catching designs to top your coffee.

Ducale CoffeeDucale Coffee (Australia)

Ducale Coffee will host a Follow the Frog Laundry Party on Wednesday, Sept. 18, at 7 p.m. at the Potts point Headquarters at 248 Dowling Street in Sydney, Australia. The night will feature Rainforest Alliance Certified coffees from Cofi Com coffee brokers, DJ Lou Lou and complimentary food and beverages.

EcoverdeEcoverde (North America)

Ecoverde will set up coffee stations with complimentary Rainforest Alliance Certified coffee at the following locations:

Wed. Sept. 18: University at Buffalo 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Thurs. Sept. 19: University of Rochester 8:00AM to 4:00 PM
Fri. Sept. 20: University of Rochester Medical Center 8:00 AM to 12:00 Noon

Timothy’sTimothy’s (Canada)

Timothy’s World Coffee will have a tent at Scarborough Town Center, located at 300 Borough Drive, Scarborough, Ontario, M1P 4P5, Canada, Sept. 20 – 22. On Friday, we’ll be there from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. and on Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. The tent will be located in the parking lot between Sears and Famous Players. Passers-by will get a free Rainforest Alliance Certified coffee and learn about Rainforest Alliance certification.

Hotel Best Western Los Andes de AméricaHotel Best Western Los Andes de América (Peru)

During Follow the Frog Week, there will be an exhibition of the ancient techniques used to create Andean textiles. Visitors can purchase the textile products and directly benefit Andean Communities families. Visitors and guests are also invited to enjoy a delicious Andean Menu with 20% off at our restaurant Kusi Sonqo.

Verdes y ColoresVerdes y Colores (Costa Rica)

You are invited to attend our Sept. 19 Open House celebration in honor of Follow the Frog Week. For details, check our Facebook page.

Travel Deals

Detour DestinationsDetour Destinations (Global)

During the Rainforest Alliance's Follow the Frog Week and for the rest of Sept., we will be offering 10% off any Rainforest Alliance Verified™ trip in 2013, and 5% off any Rainforest Alliance Verified trip in 2014. For more information, click here.

Dreams Riviera Cancun Resort & SpaDreams Riviera Cancun Resort & Spa (Mexico)

During Follow the Frog Week, Dreams Riviera Cancun Resort & Spa will host various ecological activities, such as recycling with kids, reforestation projects with guests and bike tours around the beach and mangroves.

EcoHotel Uxlabil AtitlánEcoHotel Uxlabil Atitlán (Guatemala)

Book your two-night Follow the Frog special with EcoHotel and get a courtesy Bird Watching Tour, Kayak use and a surprise gift!

Hands Up HolidayHands-Up-Holiday (Costa Rica)

Hands Up Holidays and the Rainforest Alliance work together to promote sustainable tourism in Latin America. This is why we are offering you this Rainforest Alliance Verified trip at a discounted rate if you book before the end of Follow the Frog Week, Sept. 16 –22, 2013.

Hotel MayalandHotel Mayaland (Mexico)

Immerse yourself in the Mayan culture during Follow the Frog at Hotel Mayaland. You can participate in a traditional Mayan Ceremony, Mayan Cooking Class, Numerology and language Lessons, explore the sacred city of Chichen Itza, and observe the universe at the Maya Universe Planetarium. For more information, contact

Il Viaggio TravelIl Viaggio Travel (Costa Rica)

Discover Costa Rica with a responsible itinerary and receive a 10% discount for reservations made before Sept. 30.

Ruta40 Tour OperatorRuta40 Tour Operator (Italy)

During Follow the Frog Week, Sept. 16 - 22, book a tour with Ruta 40 Tour Operator to receive a discount. For more information, click here.

Travel ExcellenceTravel Excellence (Costa Rica)

Follow the Frog in Eco Friendly Costa Rica by booking a trip with Travel Excellence during Follow the Frog Week. A special discount is applied to trips booked Sept. 16 – 22 and on Sept. 27, 2013, to celebrate World Tourism Day. For more information, contact

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