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CoolBot PRO Giveaway

**UPDATE: We have a winner! Congratulations to Reagan Johnson, owner of  Copper + Bloom (Phoenix, Arizona) on winning a CoolBot Pro! Hope it’s helpful in that AZ heat.

If you didn’t win, but are still thinking of purchasing a CoolBot or CoolBot Pro, click here to receive $20 off your purchase as a way for us to say thank you for entering. xx

And, thank you to our friends at CoolBot for providing our industry with a business-changing product – and for your generosity in gifting a CoolBot PRO to one of our BB Community friends. We appreciate you!

Hey Flower Friends! 2020 just keeps gets better and better around here! We’re making it a priority this year to curate our favorite resources and get the information into your hands saving you time and energy so you can do what you do best – create extraordinary floral designs and grow show-stopping blooms.

Today, we’re crazy excited about the opportunity to introduce you to the Coolbot Pro and give you the opportunity to win one! If you’re not already using a CoolBot, chances are good that you’ve heard about it from a fellow floral designer or flower grower. If not, you’re in for a treat because this little device can change your business! We’re going to do our best to answer the questions you might have and give you links to more information about the Coolbot Pro. Then, be sure to follow the instructions for entry into the giveaway at the end of this blog post.

CoolBot PRO unit next to two smartphones

What is a CoolBot PRO?

The CoolBot PRO is a patented Wi-Fi enabled temperature controller that enables users to create a low-cost walk-in cooler using a standard digitally controlled Window or Mini Split A/C unit. Plus, with CoolBot PRO you can monitor your cooler remotely and receive critical text alerts if your cooler gets too hot or too cold.

Whether you need a cooler for a cut flower farm, a budding wedding flower business or a potted peony operation, the CoolBot is a perfect choice. CoolBot customers around the world save on upfront installation costs, monthly electricity bills and expensive technician visits compared to traditional refrigeration systems.

To learn more about Coolbot for Flowers, click here.

What’s needed to get started?

  • a Coolbot PRO
  • a room insulated with Rigid Foam to a value of R25
  • a compatible Digitally-Controlled Window or Split A/C unit
  • an available Wi-Fi Network and Internet Connection

What can the Coolbot be used to cool?

  • flowers
  • fruit/vegetables
  • meat
  • beer/wine

How do you construct a walk-in cooler?

Click on the resources below:

Will the CoolBot dry out flowers?

Humidity in a CoolBot controlled cooler will be exactly the same as in a conventionally chilled cooler. If you do want to increase the humidity level, you can oversize the air conditioner from the sizing chart. By oversizing the air conditioner from the normal recommendations, the greater surface area of the coolant coils is used to cool the air rather than a high fan speed. With larger air conditioners, CoolBot customers can run in the lowest, most gentle fan speed.

Some customers occasionally ask if they can use humidifiers in their rooms with the cut flowers. Sure! CoolBot recommends checking out this commercial humidifier. That being said, they generally find that it’s not needed, and the fact that it encourages and facilitates disease in the cold room means you really shouldn’t. If you want to do some quick spritzing on especially sensitive flowers that seem to be getting a bit more air flow than others, then go right ahead. Otherwise, it’s not necessary.

Where can I find more CoolBot information?

You can find in-depth information on CoolBot at or check out the Store It Cold Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter accounts.

Retail Value: $399.00

“The CoolBot is amazing, it was a total game changer for our business. Now we can hold the flowers and extend our sales window. “

ERIN BENZAKEIN | Owner/Founder, Floret Flower Farm


To enter the CoolBot PRO Giveaway:

  1. Leave a message at the end of this blog post – a simple hello will do (unless you have more to say, of course!)
  2. Subscribe to the Botanical Brouhaha mailing list here.


Comment must be posted by Tuesday, March 10th at 11:59 pm Central time. Winner will be announced on Wednesday, March 11, 2020 on the Botanical Brouhaha Instagram page.

Giveaway open to entrants in the US only.

Special thanks to our friends at CoolBot for making this giveaway possible!



  1. So excited about this giveaway! It would definitely be a game changer!

  2. NANCY says:

    LOVE reading your newsletters, excited for Spring to come soon and more info on Joseph Massie online courses!

  3. Debbie Thornton says:

    Thank you for your podcasts! I love them.

  4. Kate says:

    I love my cool bot- it has lasted me 5 years now! I’d love to upgrade to the wireless one now, so I can monitor while I’m away. This product is awesome and such a game changer!

  5. I am just beyond enamored with everything you do, Amy!! Thank you for this amazing giveaway!

  6. Emily Lin says:

    Yesss! Would love to experience the magic that is CoolBot!

  7. Gaylene Seibold says:

    I would love to win a Coolbot Pro!!

  8. DeAnne Benedict says:

    What an awesome giveaway!🎉

  9. Tami says:

    Brrrr, what a “cool” giveaway!!!

  10. Adam Cook says:

    Hello from Iowa.

  11. Love CoolBot and it would do wonders for my at home floral design business to have a walk-in cooler!! Thank you for all this info!!

  12. This is super exciting! A great tool.

  13. I would love a cool bot to kick start my cooler building project!

  14. Lucy Blooms says:

    What a great giveaway! So grateful for the opportunity to enter this contest.

  15. Tammy Chinn says:

    Pick me pick me!!!

  16. Evann Wehman says:

    So stoked for this giveaway! What an awesome gift. Amy, you are so kind!

  17. Amy says:

    I am moving into a new studio space soon and would love to upgrade to the new wireless controlled cool bot. What an amazing giveaway!

  18. Melissa Varnell says:

    I would love this!!

  19. Alison Fleck says:

    This would be absolutely AMAZING!

  20. Sarah says:

    What a great giveaway!!

  21. Fatima says:

    Would love to win a Pro! Time to upgrade 🙂

  22. Mary Briley says:

    Love your podcast, Fist year flower farmer and a coolbot is defiantly on the list ! 💕

  23. Hi friends!
    I’m really excited about this giveaway! One of my 2020 goals is to purchase my own home with a space to do my work where I can be creative and serve my clients better. After talking to many other florists, a CoolBot is key to having a successful in home studio. Fingers crossed to win this awesome giveaway and continue my dream!

  24. Elizabeth says:

    Eeeeeee!!! Been dreaming about owning one of these. 👏🏼Next👏🏼Level👏🏼Let’s👏🏼Go👏🏼

  25. Kim says:

    This is an amazing giveaway. I would love to win!

  26. Jo says:

    Love your podcast. This is an amazing giveaway. I would love to give this to a flower farmer that I help!

  27. Kristal says:

    I have heard nothing but amazing things about the Coolbot Pro! I have been wanting one knowing it will be a game changer for my business!!!

  28. Marcie says:

    What an amazing and generous giveaway. I’ve heard all the buzz about coolBot and how it is definitely a game changer for growers and designers. What a dream it would be. – Marcie, Revel & Hearten

  29. Hello! Thank you for the opportunity!

  30. Hello! I’m a florist from Sacramento, CA and would love to win a coolbot pro. Thank you for this awesome opportunity! 👏🏼

  31. Kat says:

    Omg the pro sounds AWESOME! I have the original but we are building another cooler and I’d love to add the pro! 🤗

  32. Linda Goodall says:

    Great give away!

  33. Erin says:

    This would make a world of difference for my new business venture. I am finally making my dreams into reality and getting my flower farm up and running. However with little toddlers at home the funds are tight and my investments this year are at a minimum. One of my biggest concerns is having a cool place to store my harvested flowers. Thank you for this awesome giveaway and the opportunity!

  34. Hello! I have owned a floral business for 10 years and have worked all of this time without a cooler. I would love to change that, and to be able to have a place to store my flowers so I can offer more services to my local clientele. Thanks so much for the opportunity of this giveaway!

  35. Hello!! Love the blog and podcast!

    This giveaway is such a great opportunity. So generous, fun – and well timed! I am planning to build out a cooler this summer! 🤞🏻🤞🏻

  36. Lynette Lowrance says:

    Hello. We are investigating coolers since we are restarting flower growing after many, many years away. This would give us a leg up.

  37. MaryAnn Webb says:

    Love love love to have a Coolbot!

  38. Kelly Bordonada says:

    Couldn’t agree more on the ‘game changer’!

  39. Suekena Ginsburg says:

    What a generous offer! Thank you. Fingers crossed!

  40. Shane meehan says:

    Hello! This would be a game changer for my studio!

  41. Dana says:

    Ive sold my coolers in hopes of building a cool bot. Such an amazing giveaway!

  42. Ellen Sweeney says:

    Hello, Thank you for this generous giveaway opportunity!

  43. Jenna Cook says:

    This is next on our list of must haves to keep providing our community with local flowers. Thank you for the opportunity.

  44. Alejandra says:

    Just found out about you a couple weeks ago and I have been binge listening. I used to dread my hour and half commute to work but listening to your podcast makes it fly by! Also I just moved to TX, Houston to be exact, so I was so thrilled to find out you live near by! Hello and thank you so much for what you do!

  45. Beth says:

    This has been on my list of items I want to buy to finally get a walk in cooler!! So glad to see you promoting this, reinforces my need for one!!!

  46. Krisanna says:

    Cool 🤖 I need you! I know you’re in my future. Thank you for this fabulous giveaway.

  47. Maribel says:

    Hello!! So excited for this 🙏

  48. Kelly says:

    Oh man! It’s a SMART coolbot? Ok, now I’m getting more motivated to break away from the home studio and explore a brick and mortar dream. 🙂

  49. Suzanne Linton says:

    Hey there!

  50. Oh, how I wish I had a CoolBot pro!

  51. Shelby Patterson says:

    Ooh this would be a game changer! ♥️

  52. Would be a total game-changer, YES! Thanks for running such a relevant give-away.

  53. Laura C. says:

    Always wanted to build a cooler with a coolbot. One day – one day!!!

  54. Staci Andro says:

    Hello from Minnesnowta! You never know what to expect with our silly climate, a CoolBot PRO would be a total game changer and a wonderful way to regulate our beautiful blooms! Thank you for this generous opportunity 🙂

  55. Mary B Hayes says:

    Wow, what a great giveaway! I’m needing floral storage, this would be amazing.

  56. Jewel Mann says:

    Thank you for the opportunity to win this wonderful price!

  57. Jenna says:

    Excited to see who wins. I love this podcast.

  58. Janet Schuhl says:

    Wow I’d love to win this since my project wine room starts this month. So cool 😎

  59. Allyson says:

    What an exciting giveaway! I love your work. Thank you for spreading positivity through flowers!

  60. Angela Hall says:

    Hi! Would live to try a Coolbot.
    Thanks for sharing so many flower stories with us,

  61. Molly says:

    My partner and I are planning on turning my garage into a studio with a mini cooler and we LOVE ourselves a coolbot! We’re looking forward to getting one later this year 🤞🤞🤞

  62. Whitney says:

    This is exactly what I need for my flower farm. I’m building a cooler this spring and winning a CoolBot would help me so much!

  63. Thank you for all the excellent info!

  64. Mary Heiar says:

    Pick me! Pick me!

  65. Dana says:

    Yes!!!! 😍

  66. Dawn Huss says:

    I’ve been dreaming of installing a Coolbot and then read about your giveaway – how amazing would it be to win?! I hope I find out! 😁🤞

  67. Emily says:

    Hello! Love listening to the podcast! Coolbots are so neat, I’ll have to have one for my micro peony farm once the peonies mature.

  68. So exciting! This would be a great help in starting my new business!!

  69. Robin Wilson says:

    This is such an awesome opportunity! Thanks, BB!

  70. Aelish says:

    I love the CoolBot!!! Would love to win this for our new studio space this summer 💛

  71. Megan says:

    Wow…this would be beyond amazing! I have sourced an old walk in cooler that was destined for the land fill from a building contractor. I just need the cool bot now! Love your podcast and blog! Thanks for the chance!

  72. Sally Patella says:

    This would be great! Thanks for the chance.

  73. Stacey says:

    My handy husband has been researching these for a walk in he is building for the farm. So excited for this. Thank you Coolbot and Amy.

  74. Rachel says:

    Hello, hello! My name is Rachel Mabry and I started my floral business at the end of 2019. I work from my kitchen island, overtaking my counters and kitchen table with buckets and vases and all the stuff!! I don’t have a cooler and this handy little gadget would make a HUGE difference in the pace of my flower week. Thank you for all you are doing to give back to the flower community. I’m already so happy for whomever wins this little gadget, knowing it will change their game!

  75. Landace says:

    So exciting 🤞

  76. This would be such a blessing!!

  77. Becky says:

    I’ve learned so much through your podcast, thank you! And so excited about this giveaway!

  78. Colleen says:

    I have been loving all of your podcasts and listen whenever I am in the car. Thank you for all of the work you have put into sharing so much important information and for being so inspiring. We are ramping up floral production on our farm, so not only have you been extra inspiring, but a cool bot would be a game changer. What an amazing giveaway!

  79. Joamne says:

    I would like to enter your contest for the cool it give away. Not very clear about entry information and where to place it. Your details about the product were very informative and gave great details about many facets of the product. It was very helpful. Thank you and please enter me into the giveaway. Thank you. Joanne

  80. Colette says:

    What a fabulous giveaway! And botanical brouhaha you da bestttt!

  81. I really appreciate your podcast. It’s a really enlightening thing for me, a flower farmer, to listen to.

  82. I was just looking at this product and am looking to build my cooler ASAP!

  83. Emily says:

    Hello!! Love your podcast, and have been wanting to get a cool bot!

  84. Lindsey says:

    This would be a game changer! Thanks so much for this giveaway and all that you do to inspire and encourage 🙂

  85. Dana Maize says:

    So kind of you to offer the giveaway. Thank you for all the information you share on a regular basis, I appreciate your space in the Flower world!

  86. Just about to tackle my cool room build – it’s going to change my farmer florist game. Would be thrilled to win a CoolBot!

  87. Emily says:

    Such a cool giveaway!
    And a great Q&A episode with Allison.

  88. Hello! Thanks for the chance to win a CoolBot 😎

  89. Moving a cooler around the country isn’t a realistic option as a military spouse. Thanks for the opportunity to win a Coolbot! I think it would be a great fit for my nomadic flower life. P.S. Loving the mix of shorter format podcasts, too. Smart move.

  90. Rachel Berry says:

    Love your podcasts! They are beyond helpful since I’m still a new farmer/florist. It gets awful hot down here in SC, and a CoolBot would be a game changer. 😊

  91. Lisa Joyner says:

    Yes! Yes to Botanical Brouhaha! Yes to Coolbots! Yes to 70 degrees on our flower farm tomorrow! Thanks for offering this giveaway and your overall flower power awesomeness.

  92. Kathy Horn says:

    YES! As a grower (flower wrangler) we need a cool bot to augment and surpass our small reach-in cooler. More flowers need more cooling! Fingers crossed!

  93. Thank you for sharing your insight Alison Ellis and BB+! I love your mindset about how you determine price points. And let’s just say… as much as I tried NOT to collect a storage space full of floral design rentals…I have! I’ve been in the floral design wedding and event business for about 4-5 years part time and am now trying to minimize that storage space full of rentals. Its true, some items have only been used once for a client…maybe twice. Heck I can’t remember everything that’s in the storage space! Getting creative about how to sell those rentals and selling them at a smart price too!

    The CoolBot giveaway is so generous – thank you for the opportunity! It’d be invaluable tool especially for the hot summer wedding season here in New York. I know it would work better than when I motivate with my floral studio AC unit to keep keepin’ it cool! ; )

  94. Rebekah Hart says:

    This is absolutely amazing, thanks for the great giveaway! You always have the best floral resources and I listen to EVERY podcast religiously. Blessings ✨

  95. Lynda O'Hara says:

    I love BB so much! I have followed the podcast for a long time now and always learn so much!

  96. Katie says:

    What an awesome giveaway!

  97. Joyce Camhi says:

    Wining this would be amazing!

  98. Jess says:

    Loved this week’s podcast with Alison, she’s always so down to earth and straight to the point.

  99. Robin says:

    A Cool Bot is absolutely a game changer, and I’d love the opportunity to win one! I also want to thank you for taking the time to write this blog post as well as sharing the audio podcast. The written transcript is a blessing to those of us with hearing loss.

  100. Tina Fottler Sawtelle says:

    Always enjoy listening to Alison help make our businesses financially sustainable!

  101. Terri Carstens says:

    Since my small cooler finally bit the dust, I would be so thankful to win one!
    I really enjoy the BB+ podcasts, and Alison Ellis always has great information! Thanks to all of you!

  102. cindy graham says:

    How cool a Cool Bot would be. My flowers would be so pleased !

  103. Peg says:


  104. Rachel Pepin says:

    Hello… As a new small cottage florist I am excited to learn everything floral and the tools to keep my blooms happy!

  105. Sandy says:

    I enjoy your podcasts! Thank you!

  106. Carissa Schnell says:

    I’ve heard so many great reviews about the Coolbot – it is definitely on my wishlist, as I can’t get a traditional cooler down my basement stairs! LOL! #homestudioproblems So thankful for Alison’s FB page & podcasts like B&B to guide me through this journey!

  107. Melissa says:

    This is amazing timing!! I just purchased a walk in cooler BUT I need the CoolBot for cooling it so it is next to purchase! As a budding flower farm/design studio this will be the game changer. Love what you provide here!

  108. Alex deFaria says:

    I took Alison’s online Flower Math course last summer. I found it so very helpful. It gave me a starting point by which to analyze my pricing and profit AND to know that everything I do for a job should be charged for! I booked my first wedding this May and I honestly don’t think I could have created a respectable quote without the Flower Math course and Alison’s email input. In addition, it simply directed my focus to idea that every dollar I spend, counts. I have done the research on a CoolBot a year or so ago and know it is a game changer for small home business’ like mine. Excited to have a chance at winning it! Thanks for hosting Alison, I love your podcast – please keep them coming! I am already a subscriber!

  109. Sharon says:

    Hi, new to botanical brouhaha and really enjoying all the content you offer! Thank you


    Hi, What a great give away! I have been looking at a Coolbot system and would love to have one. During the summer months it’s difficult to keep flowers here at my home business. Without an air condiditoning system, I’m always challenged to find a way to keep flowers looking fresh. Having a Coolbot would definitely up my floral business. Thank you for offering this awesome give away!

  111. So grateful to have relocated to a new creative space! Cool bot is next on our list. Wish me luck!!! xo

  112. Reagan says:

    Hi y’all! My name is Reagan from Copper + Bloom Floral! I’m a wedding florist in Phoenix! That’s right! It’s hot here! And we’ve been looking into building a cooler for my events! This would make it an actual reality! xoxo

  113. cyndi Israel says:

    Hello! And thank you for the opportunity/giveaway!

  114. Rebecca says:

    Thanks for doing this giveaway!

  115. This is an amazing giveaway!! One of my dreams is to have a walk-in cooler. Some day. 💗💗💗

  116. Hello, this device would make my travel design shop a reality!!!

  117. Audi Vineyard says:

    Love listening to your podcast! A Coolbot sounds like the perfect solution for my home studio. Thank you for this giveaway!

  118. Dallas says:

    Thank you BB for all of your great interviews!

  119. Brenda Embry says:

    I love the podcast!

  120. Bronwyn says:

    Oh, I’d love to win a coolbot! Planning a new barn space and now I just need the hardware. Thank you for the chance to participate!

  121. Christine says:


  122. Lisa says:

    First time listener—love the shorter time so I can get through a full podcast during my commute. Will be back for more!

  123. Kate says:

    Thank You so much for having us who speak frankly about the joys and trials of flower farming and floristry! I appreciate the opportunity to win a cool bot. After four years of farming on other people’s land and doing my business on the side, I just managed to buy my own farmette. But it’s pretty hot in AZ and the Cool Bot is the next thing on my list to buy !!!
    Thanks, Kate
    Agave Maria Botanicals

  124. Karen Goza says:

    Hello! Great luck to everyone…and me!🙂

  125. Kim Esworthy says:

    I want one! Thank you

  126. Raina Mauldin says:

    It always amazes me to see successful businesses giving products to help their clients thrive. Thank you coolBot for the opportunity to enter this giveaway. I’d love to win a coolBot for my new flower business in Portland, Oregon! Thank you botanical brouhaha for hosting the giveaway. I love your insta and have learned to much from tour blog posts. Keep up the good work!

  127. Thierry says:

    Yessss a CoolBot!

  128. Mike Boyle says:

    Great blog post! This coolbot would be awesome! Thanks!

  129. Kimberly says:

    This is a great giveaway!! 🤞

  130. Love following Botanical Brouhaha. Would love to win a CoolBot to expand my business.

  131. Kim says:

    Love the coolbot. Refrigeration is key

  132. Laura says:

    What a fun giveaway!!

  133. Sidanna says:

    Howdy! I would use the CoolBot in the bedroom “cooler” of the IFTH WHEEL I am turning into my new design studio

  134. Shannkn says:

    Oooooooh!! I have always wanted to build my own coolbot cooler!!

  135. Ashley Mahne says:

    This would be awesome!

  136. Shelly says:

    I definitely need this!! My cooler froze three days before Valentine’s day this year. This could’ve been a game changer that week!

  137. Genevieve says:

    I would love to win a cool bot pro!

  138. Joan says:

    So neat!

  139. Hello there!!!

    So happy to find this community!


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