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    Coffee Drinkers 'Mug Up' with Dunkin'

    Fans can enter photo contest to win big

    This summer, Dunkin’ Donuts’ “Mug Up” promotion encourages coffee lovers to upload photos of themselves with their favorite mug of coffee for a chance to win prizes, including a $10,000 grocery gift card, a one-year supply of Dunkin’ Donuts packaged coffee, and an extra-large Dunkin’ Donuts branded mug.

    The Canton, Mass.-based coffee chain will accept submissions through Aug. 26. All eligible entries will be entered in six weekly drawings as well as one grand-prize drawing. Weekly winners will be selected randomly on or around each Monday until the deadline, with the grand-prize winner chosen on Aug. 29.

    Dunkin’ has partnered with Shaina Olmanson, founder and photographer for the popular "Food for My Family” blog, to offer the following photography tips:

    • Chin up!: Angle your forehead toward the camera to clean up the neck and jaw line. It feels weird but actually looks good!
    • Master the 2/3 Turn:  Instead of facing square to the camera, turn away about 45 degrees. It will appear to give you a slimmer profile.
    • Powder On; Powder Off: A matte finish on your face is essential to achieve a great portrait. Use a powder with a yellow, rather than white tint, to avoid a white cast on your face from the camera flash. Not using powder? Use a napkin to blot your face.
    • Experiment with Expressions: A smile is great, but a compelling portrait doesn’t rely on saying “cheese” for the camera. Act out different emotions and moods to create a compelling shot. 
    • Have Fun: You always look your best when you’re enjoying what you’re doing. Let your hair down, kick off your shoes, smile and show off your pearly whites. Don’t forget to have a bit of fun.

    Dunkin’ Donuts packaged coffee is available in the coffee aisle of grocery retailers, drug stores and club stores nationwide in 22-ounce, 24-ounce and 40-ounce bags. For more details, official rules and the Mug Up entry form, visit the promotion’s homepage.
     

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