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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


Cara says ...
I am so thirsty because it is 80 degrees at 5 in the morning and 95 at 9 at night.
06/26/2012 12:49:22 PM CDT
Tiffany Laughlin says ...
I'm so thirsty because I love soaking up the sun at the beach! I need Mountain Valley Spring Water to cool me off.
06/26/2012 2:32:39 PM CDT
Laurial says ...
I'm thirsty because the Oklahoma heat wave of summer 2011 has returned for summer 2012. ;;)
06/26/2012 3:02:38 PM CDT
Catherine says ...
Running after 2 little ones all day and nursing a baby makes me pretty thirsty! :)
06/26/2012 3:19:05 PM CDT
Donna says ...
I am sooooooooo thirsty this summer because good tasting water is not always readily available!
06/26/2012 5:09:40 PM CDT
Melindda says ...
I am thirsty because there is wild fires raging all over Colorado
06/26/2012 5:17:19 PM CDT
matt says ...
It's 95 degrees, no breeze, and the air conditioner just broke. That's why I'm thirsty!
06/26/2012 5:35:26 PM CDT
kari says ...
just started the beginning of my cleanse, and distilled doesn't cut it for nutrition or flavor. with so many other things i'm giving up,don't want to compromise on my important choices; especially since water is a key componenet ncecssary to flush the system, restore energy levels, rev up the metabolism, and of course remain hyrdrated in the 102 degree heat of summer.
06/26/2012 7:28:19 PM CDT
Jenny says ...
I'm thirsty in Seattle from all that biking around town!
06/26/2012 8:38:22 PM CDT
Dane says ...
I'm so thirsty because I need some refreshing Mountain Valley Spring Water!
06/26/2012 9:06:34 PM CDT
Sarah says ...
Because I'm trying to become a runner!
06/26/2012 9:39:59 PM CDT
thom says ...
Old Sol Summer Heated nights-bummer! Give me sparkling Spring waters!
06/26/2012 10:19:51 PM CDT
Julia says ...
We're already dealing with the second heat wave of the summer, and summer only started next week! It's going to be a loooong summer, so might as well drink up with a splash of ginger juice or some cut strawberries mixed in with the sparkling water!
06/27/2012 7:47:07 AM CDT
Pat Herlocker says ...
I'm thirsty all the time and not sure why, but Mountain Valley Spring Water quenches that problem and I am amazed!!
06/27/2012 8:02:11 AM CDT
Kristin says ...
I'm thirsty because it's so hot!!!
06/27/2012 8:28:37 AM CDT
Amy says ...
This hot, humid, salty beach air in Florida makes me so thirsty!
06/27/2012 8:44:13 AM CDT
Katie O says ...
Because it's hot and humid here lately!
06/27/2012 9:10:31 AM CDT
Jonnie (JB) says ...
I'm so thirsty because of a new medication I'm on that makes me very dry.
06/27/2012 9:48:16 AM CDT
Lisa says ...
I'm so thirsty because I run here there and everywhere!
06/27/2012 10:19:18 AM CDT
Barbara says ...
Thirsty because the weather is warm and sunny and dry--the way summer is supposed to be--so need to drink more Mountain Valley water.
06/27/2012 10:34:11 AM CDT
Matt says ...
I am thirsty because once you taste water from a green glass bottle---you NEVER go back!
06/27/2012 10:57:59 AM CDT
Sarah Fitzgerald says ...
I'm thirsty for TAP WATER! Get bottled water off of your shelves, Whole Foods! It's wasteful, not eco-friendly, and expensive. We are blessed with a wonderful safe public water system in this country- let's use it.
06/27/2012 11:02:25 AM CDT
eliza says ...
This is so silly-- we ALL can enjoy delicious, cold, refreshing, safe water that comes RIGHT OUT OF THE TAP. Think about how much more beautiful that picture of wilderness would be if there weren't a HUGE BOTTLING PLANT right in the middle of it. Let's support the tap and stop investing in bottled water!
06/27/2012 11:13:01 AM CDT
Adam says ...
I'm so thirsty because the private water industry has bottled up all of our resources and now my well is dry.
06/27/2012 11:14:47 AM CDT
Teresa says ...
I'm so thirsty because I just started working out and eliminating toxins from my body is hard work!
06/27/2012 11:36:51 AM CDT