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Summer Giveaway: Mountain Valley Spring and Sparkling Water

By Elizabeth Leader Smith, June 26, 2012  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Elizabeth Leader Smith

At Whole Foods Market®, we love sharing good food and drink. Whether it’s a peak-of-the-season berry, a team member creation from our bakery, sausages made in house or a new grocery discovery, we love celebrating great flavors and products. But we don’t just want to tell you about it; we want you to enjoy it too. So, we’re doing a series of summer giveaways through mid-August.

Thank you to everyone who entered the giveaway. Congratulations to our winner Nan W. from California!

Sweet sodas, fruity smoothies and herbal ice teas seem to be an arm’s reach away during the summer, but sometimes nothing refreshes like water. That’s why we’re giving away a case of nature’s perfect thirst quencher. Read on to find out how to enter to win. Bottled at the spring in Hot Springs, Arkansas since 1871, Mountain Valley Spring Water is America's oldest continually operating bottled water company.

Today, they offer spring and sparkling water. This is no ordinary spring. Protected by approximately 2,000 acres of natural forest lands, the Mountain Valley spring is the deepest natural spring currently operating in the contiguous 48 states.

Geologists have determined that the water takes up to 3,500 years for the rain falling on Cedar Mountain to travel to the aquifer and return as Mountain Valley Spring Water. Yup, 3,500 years! So the natural filtering of this ancient water and the minerals it collects along the way likely make it different from many other options out there.

Maybe it’s the taste from the long filtering process or the depth of the spring or maybe it’s something else all together, but Mountain Valley Spring Water has collected quite a fan club including the White House, where 13 US Presidents have served it. It has also twice been named “Best Tasting Non-Carbonated Bottled Water in the World” at the Berkley Springs International Water Tasting Competition. (Is it just me or is there a joke about the judging panel going out for drinks after the competition somewhere here?)

Available in 1-liter recyclable glass bottles, Mountain Valley Spring Water is naturally sodium free and certified Kosher and Pareve for Passover by the Orthodox Union. Whether you’re enjoying it straight up, mixing the sparkling with your favorite juice or serving it to a President, Mountain Valley Spring Water and Sparkling Water are refreshing additions to summertime.

Why are you so thirsty this summer? Tell us in the comments below by Tuesday, July 9 and we’ll pick a winner at random to receive a case of Mountain Valley Spring Water or Sparkling Water (winner’s choice)!

The fine print: No purchase necessary. Promotion ends July 9, 2012, 11:59 PM CDT. Must be a legal resident of the US or Canada (except in Quebec, where it is void) age 18 or older to participate. Taxes on prize, if applicable, are the responsibility of the winner. Employees of Whole Foods Market, Inc., are not eligible. Void where prohibited.

Category: Contests, Grocery


1 Comment


Joey Allen says ...
I love great tasting water. I mean, who doesn't!! I will definately have to try this water when I go to whole foods today.
07/04/2012 9:17:08 AM CDT
Rebecca GARRETT says ...
UH HUM GOOD...Real Good Stuff
07/04/2012 8:50:39 AM CDT
maria zeitz says ...
I get so thirsty this summer because I love eating my homemade chips and salsa (tomatoes from my garden).
07/03/2012 7:31:46 AM CDT
Kimberly says ...
Takes a lot of water to flush out my lympathic system. Gotta keep those infections, aches and pains away!
07/02/2012 6:58:21 AM CDT
Rita says ...
We have some wonderful brothers in the Lord who would absolutely be blessed by the waters from the bottles of Mountain Valley Spring. They are laboring in the sun to build a meeting hall in Arlington for the love of Jesus Christ. www.thechurchinarlington.org If I win I surely would donate water to them and then Whole Foods would be blessed as well. Thanks.
07/01/2012 8:08:23 AM CDT
Mamata says ...
Just moved from the over 100 degree heat in Arizona to North Carolina and thought I was getting away from the heat. I couldn't be more wrong. It's still over 100 degrees!
07/01/2012 7:43:21 AM CDT
Mia says ...
I'm an avid (even if not gifted) gardener. Rather than wait for "the last frost" I don my gardening gloves on the first spring warm-up day, so filled with anticipation for the upcoming growing season. Neither rain nor shine (or humidity) can keep me from continuing my valiant efforts throughout the summer. Of course as the humidity rises, my movement in the gardening slows, and the sweat seems to drip even more profusely. Knowing the importance of good hydration for the body's health and the skin's glow, I make sure I drink lots of water throughout the day! I've never been a fan of the taste of tap water, and have long been searching for a way to avoid plastic with my bottled water, and so am ecstatic to know that Mountain Valley Springs shares my values and offers their deliciously refreshing and revitalizing water in glass bottles! Having spent much of my childhood in France, I have vivid memories of the glass liter bottles adorning the table at every meal. I'm glad to be able to provide my own children with the same level of purity with Mountain Valley water in glass bottles.
07/01/2012 7:29:45 AM CDT
Eileen says ...
Thirsty from traveling in the heat!
07/01/2012 6:49:28 AM CDT
james young says ...
06/30/2012 6:51:13 AM CDT
Kathy says ...
Hot Springs rock and this water is yummy.....share with your best friends on a hot Minnesota day......like today!
06/30/2012 6:27:41 AM CDT
miss j says ...
it's the only water i drink! love the bottle.
06/30/2012 5:33:00 AM CDT
With all the bad vibes surroundng sodas and FLAVORED water, I'd rather get my water from the REAL Mother Nature. Get some people !! just sayin....
07/02/2012 6:04:20 AM CDT
Marilyn says ...
I have to drink a lot of water every day to prevent frequent kidney stones. Having this delicious water available to me would make this preventative measure so much easier.
06/28/2012 4:23:37 AM CDT
Carmine says ...
06/28/2012 4:11:52 AM CDT
Alicia Pearlman says ...
Summer means warm weather and being outside more. I walk and swim outside which is why I'm so thirsty.
06/28/2012 4:07:56 AM CDT
Joana Armann says ...
With record breaking heat and humidity at 12%, there is no drink like sparkling water after gardening, hiking, etc. to moisten the lips and satisfy the thirst.
06/28/2012 4:03:38 AM CDT
p says ...
we don't drink soda, so sparkling water is our beverage of choice when we want something refreshing. plain chilled, or with some muddled organic raspberries, or poured over homemade lemon ginger syrup for a lovely sparkling lemonade. yum!
07/02/2012 5:46:06 AM CDT
Edith says ...
Working at the beach on the weekend, went through 4 bottles of water in 4 hours, HOT!
07/05/2012 11:36:25 AM CDT
Anthony says ...
It's so hot and humid in NYC so I get thirsty just from walking around. I need the big bottle when playing sports like tennis and basketball in this heat!
07/05/2012 10:58:04 AM CDT
Sharon O says ...
I am thirty this summer because there is a heat wave and my ac unfortunately, does not replenish the water i keep losing from my body!!!
07/04/2012 7:00:21 AM CDT
Susan Ricer says ...
We would love to win the Mountain Valley spring water! So delicious, so healthy, so yummy! Help our family stay hydrated during this hot beautiful summer! help our family increase our Moutain Valley spring water consumption! and live the Whole Foods lifestyle!
07/04/2012 10:19:51 AM CDT
ml says ...
Why am I thirsty? I just went to Chattanooga where it was 108 degrees! It felt like opening an oven door!
07/04/2012 9:37:11 AM CDT
Nancy Coupland says ...
Love this water in it's beautiful glass bottle. I drink a lot of water which helps with my diet.
07/04/2012 9:28:08 AM CDT
Veronica says ...
Naturally hot. Add to that the record high summer temperature, humidity and power outages and good Hydration is key to survival. A single drop of purity from Mountain Valley Spring is a superb solution!
07/01/2012 5:50:33 AM CDT
Stephanie Risco says ...
The water is pure and refreshing!!!!!
06/30/2012 4:07:51 AM CDT