Freebie Friday Collaborations!

Kestrel Coffee prizes from a past Freebie Friday contest

There are many fantastic businesses that we have collaborated with for our Freebie Friday Giveaway! We want to highlight each business in a blog format so you can learn more about them! Feel free DM us on Instagram (@uvmbored) if you have any businesses you would want us to collaborate with in the future.

Rosie’s Confections and Market: We collaborated with Rosie’s for Valentine this year and gave away a box of chocolate. They are located in Winooski, right near the roundabout. Rosie’s is owned and run by women and values thoughtfulness, sustainability, fair wages, and quality of life. They employ direct trade practices for sourcing food and make sure to source sustainably and ethically. They sell amazing chocolates, coffee, pastries, ice cream, cupcakes, and more!

Metro Rock VT: Metro Rock has many locations throughout VT, and we were so happy to collaborate with them and give away some day passes! They are frequented by the climbing team and other rock climbers for a fantastic experience. They are located in Essex Junction, VT, and hope you check them out soon.


The Café HOT: This breakfast brunch hotspot opened up August 2021 and is a favorite as it was featured in our 10 Restaurants To Try This Year Blog and has been highlighted plenty on our Instagram. We were fortunate to collaborate with them a 4 times since they opened! They have excellent baked goods and breakfast sandwiches! It is a must-try downtown!


Flynn Center: Right on main Street, the Flynn center is where you can catch fantastic music, shows, comedy acts, and more. We worked with Flynn several times to showcase some music events. Recently their musical tickets became available, so if you are interested in checking out a show for the weekend, we suggest the Flynn!


UVM Greenhouse: Did you know that UVM has a Greenhouse? Well, they have a fantastic variety of plants you can get for your door room, garden, or apartment! They have many sales throughout the semester, so keep an eye out on their Instagram for those days! You can also walk around the greenhouse while they are open, see some fantastic plant varieties and get some relaxing and happy plant vibes. If you don’t have time to check out the greenhouse, you can buy some of their plants at Cat Pause!


Vermont Comedy Club and Happy Place Café : With many laughs, bring hungry stomachs! We worked with the Vermont Comedy Club’s Happy Place Cafe 2 times and Vermont Comedy Club 3 times. They gave us a gift card, student discounts, tickets, merchandise, and more! They have coffee, mocktails, salads, sandwiches, donuts, and more! Also, they occasionally have drag brunches, so keep your eyes posted on their Instagram and website!

Wild Lark: Need candles, plants, mushroom growing kits, totes, and more? Wild Lark can be you’re go-to more than a “little urban jungle” campus! They are located on Church street and have so much to offer.  If you want to relax with some botanical products, they also have fantastic bath and body products.


Home & Garden Vermont: This family-run shop is adorable and can fulfill all of your environmentally friendly home product dreams. They have products you can use daily in your home and on the go! Need door mates, they got recycled plastic door mates. Need plastic bags? They got Stasher reusable bags in all sizes. Need flowers? They got beautiful floral bouquets that will be amazing in any room! Keep an eye out on their Instagram for sales of their unique products!


Aqua VitTea: Vermont Kombucha and Seltzers, oh me, oh my! Aqua ViTea is a Vermont product through and through focused on sustainability and unique flavors. They are centered in Middlebury and sell Aqua ViTea all over campus! We were lucky to work with them and to drink some of their kombuchas. Some flavors include elderflower, blueberry social, peach out, pineapple lemonade, and ginger!


Kestrel Coffee Roasters: Coffee Coffee Buzz Buzz Buzz! We are grateful that Kestrel Coffee has worked with Bored and Campus programs! The owners are dedicated to heightening the coffee experience and want people to learn about the coffee process. They just opened up a second location on pine street, so if you need caffeine, they are a great place to go!


Tailfeather: What do festivals, crystals, art, and the environment all have in common? The ability to center you! Tailfeather’s mission is to support artists and designers while bringing people beautiful and sustainable clothing, jewelry, and art. They have collaborated with us and given us the perfect biodegradable glitter for any festivity!


Common Deer: Common Deer can be your Vermont souvenir gift shop of choice! They pride themselves on only selling things that are American Made and have a great map in store of where some of the companies and artists are from. They have anything you can think of, whether you buy browse or peek your head in!

Shelburne Farms: We were so excited tp collaborate with Shelburne Farms  as they have amazing trails, events such as cheese making tours, gardens, and their plentiful farm store! They are a great place to stop if you ever want to get out of Burlington!

Shy Guy Gelato: Their gelato is out of this world if you make it down to Saint Paul Street! Shy Guy makes there gelato in house everyday with a rotation of so many delicious flavors such as black forest cake, creamy mango, rice pudding, dark chocolate sorbet, strawberry rhubarb and more (check out their instagram to see the flavors of the day)! Make sure to get a punch card when you get there when you go as after 9 scoops, the 10th one is free!

May Day: Heading for the North End for this one, May Day is a must try! Their chef Mojo Hancy-Davis was nominated for Best Chef Northeast by James Beard Foundation in 2023! They are focused on bringing the best of VT farms, orchards, and more to diners. Their menu changes weekly, and can be found on their website! Keep and eye out on their instagram as well for special events such as brunch, special chef’s, or a party!

Vintage Inspired Market:

Morning Light Bakery:

Pitchfork Pickle:

Bolton Valley:

Always Full Market:

Asiana House:

Higher Ground:

Eastern Mountain Sports:

The Great Escape Burlington:

UVM Department of Theatre and Dance:

Pizzeria Verità:

Reuben James:

Eat Vermont: