Whole Story

The Official Whole Foods Market® Blog

Summer Giveaway: Mountain Valley Spring and Sparkling Water

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.

Leave a reply

To provide feedback or ask a question about our company, a store or a product, please visit our Customer Service page.

For more information about posting comments to our blog, please see our Comment Posting Guidelines.

1817 comments

Comments

Erika Magilton says …

A case of Mountain Valley Spring Water would be a wonderful addition to our days at the beach and the perfect way to stay hydrated on these hot Rhode Island summer days!!

Cara says …

I am so thirsty because it is 80 degrees at 5 in the morning and 95 at 9 at night.

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.

Laurial says …

I'm thirsty because the Oklahoma heat wave of summer 2011 has returned for summer 2012. ;;)

Catherine says …

Running after 2 little ones all day and nursing a baby makes me pretty thirsty! :)

Donna says …

I am sooooooooo thirsty this summer because good tasting water is not always readily available!

Melindda says …

I am thirsty because there is wild fires raging all over Colorado

matt says …

It's 95 degrees, no breeze, and the air conditioner just broke. That's why I'm thirsty!

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.

Jenny says …

I'm thirsty in Seattle from all that biking around town!

Dane says …

I'm so thirsty because I need some refreshing Mountain Valley Spring Water!

Sarah says …

Because I'm trying to become a runner!

thom says …

Old Sol Summer Heated nights-bummer! Give me sparkling Spring waters!

Jonnie (JB) says …

I'm so thirsty because of a new medication I'm on that makes me very dry.

Lisa says …

I'm so thirsty because I run here there and everywhere!

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.

Matt says …

I am thirsty because once you taste water from a green glass bottle---you NEVER go back!

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.

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!

Adam says …

I'm so thirsty because the private water industry has bottled up all of our resources and now my well is dry.

Teresa says …

I'm so thirsty because I just started working out and eliminating toxins from my body is hard work!

Hazel Mays says …

I am so thirsty this summer because... yesterday I discovered that I'm hypersentive to chemicals, cleaning supplies and a host of other things INCLUDING WATER! I can no longer drink water in plastic bottles as it leaches out into the water and gets in my blood causing me to be in a constant sick mode. Along with my treatment with the Enivornmental Health Center, Mountain Valley water is not just the choice of water...it's the ONLY water I can drink! Besides, it 107 degrees in Dallas,and I'm really, really thirsty.

Elyse says …

Nothing beats good, old fashioned water! Especially if it was good enough for 13 presidents!

Liz says …

Training for my first traithlon makes me thirsty!

Martha Reed says …

We've been having a terrible drought with very high temps and I work in my garden!

Nicole says …

I'm so thirsty, because it's 105 today in Texas.

brenda says …

I go through lots of water hiking the 48 !

Jenna says …

I'm always thirsty for sparkling water!

Christine M says …

I am so thirsty because i'm working extra hard, extra long, at my job to make money for my wedding! Because i'm getting married, i'm working out more too and getting sooo thirsty! I'm also taking summer classes at night for my MBA and am always on the run!

Ellis Vener says …

Why Mountain Valley? Because water is life and the better the water the better the lives of my family!

Janine says …

I'm so thirsty out in the heat working road jobs! A sparkling water sounds so refreshing!

Dan says …

Power yoga makes me thirsty.

susan smoaks says …

I am so thirsty this summer because i am in florida and the temps are over 100!

Joyce S says …

It's supposed to be 105 in Omaha today. How I wish I was at the source of this water -- drinking it would be the next best thing.

Lauren says …

I am so thirsty because they are calling for 100 degree weather here in Baltimore the next few days!

Amy says …

I'm THIRSTY for SUMMER to arrive in OREGON!!!

heather says …

i'm thirsty because the heat in this city is just that insane!

Natalie says …

I'm thirsty because it's 90+ degrees outside and my life doesn't seem to be slowing down for summer! :)

Valerie Mangum says …

I'm so thirsty because it is HOT!

LH says …

I have not been drinking enough water.

Theresa B. Inman says …

I love a sip of water all throughout the day. It makes me feel better in every possible way. If I can have a glass or two I know I would share with you.

SusanL says …

I'm thirsty because there is too much heat and humidity!

sameul S says …

I will be quite thirsty while doing gardening! What a refreshing break..

Samantha E. says …

Because we're having a heat wave in Colorado!

howard markley says …

it would give it to my loving wife who like that type of water. because i love her.

Lauren says …

Because I will be prioritizing a running habit ... living in a new place that is (a) hotter (b) more humid and (c) at a higher elevation than I am used to.

Phyllis says …

Thirst is relative. Mountain Valley Spring / Sparkling Water is the absolute.

Carmen says …

This Florida weather really works up a thirst.

Y. Mit says …

Too hot. It will be over 100 tomorrow!!!

Jeannette says …

I'm thirsty because I'm 6 months pregnant and always hungry for salty and spicy food...which in turn makes me thirsty!

Pages