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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.

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Robert Launahy says …

It is an awfully hot summer! Who says climate change is not real? In the meantime, drinking a lot of water is essential.

Kristine Aman says …

water is life!

Jennifer says …

I exercise and like to run. I am also breast feeding a 5 month old! And I make extra milk and donate it. Gotta drink a ton. I could use some fabulous spring water!

Vicki Parks says …

I would love to be able to have a refreshing drink after working in the yard and the garden~

Andria says …

Im so thirsty because of ive started to exercise again.

carole berkowitz says …

Kick back and celebrate great weather, great day and top it off with cut up orange, lemon, lime, kiwi pieces: a great drink.

Olga says …

I am so thirsty this summer because it's 108 degrees outside!

Mike Seyfried says …

I live in Las Vegas and it's HOT! Plus, I go hiking alot and you need plenty of water to get you hydrated.

colleen gilgenbach says …

I would love to win this. Our city water has so much chlorine in it, especially after storms that when I drink it it doesn't seem to quench my thirst. Plus I can't stand the smell.

Kerri C. says …

My favorite summer activity is go on a long run about 14 miles early in the morning. I follow my this activity up with a large class of cold sparkling water. Nothing tastes better and the bubbles make me smile.

April says …

It's hot! And with all the outdoor summer activities from biking and volleyball, to concerts and festivals, I drink a lot of water.

Kim C says …

I've starting up my workout and daily walk routine again since i'm finally done with my program!

Kate says …

Ooooo! I'd use sparkling water to mix with juice for spritzers. Yummy and refreshing!

Mark McCormick says …

This water is fantastic and I enjoy it after a good workout and like taking the 6-packs with me to work or just drinking some with a sliced lemon & lime for a refreshing Sprtizer.....It's great that we still have some Natural water left round to drink.............Thanks for your commitment to keeping it going and selling it National!!!

Jeff says …

We haven't had much rain lately in our part of Wisconsin and there's a heat advisory today. Refreshing, natural spring water would sure be welcome right now.

Angela G. says …

Summer in Kansas City, Kansas - What a hot and humid time and place. I absolutely love exercising and playing outside. Whole Foods Market is an excellent place for me to fuel my body with healthy and wholesome food full of nutrients and calories to keep my body going. Working out and playing ultimate (frisbee) makes me sweat ridiculously, so I drink as much water as I can. Luckily I can usually keep up drinking cool water throughout the day that I do not get to the point of thirst. Sometimes, I am occupied with work for long hours at a time and get thirsty. Water is so refreshing and important! I *heart* water :-)

Gary says …

I drink too much coffee at work, and I love re-hydrating when I get home. Water tastes so good. Mmm Mmm Good.

Cathy says …

It's so hot! Between gardening, going to work and the gym.. It's all water all day

Dawn says …

I love working on outside projects on the hottest days (strange, I know). And on those days I drink even more water then normal; and what better water to drink than Mountain Valley Spring Water.

Vivian Xu says …

The only thing to quench my thirst at a hot summer evening swim meet is---- cool spring water!

Dianne Madison says …

I walk dogs every day as a part-time job. Both the dogs and I love to stop, sit in the shade and share a drink of water. It's very hot today 90+ degrees in Minnesota and everyone's thirsty!

Marcie says …

great after golf

Robyn Howard says …

Just moved into my first home & caring for my yard with a manual mower is really building up a thirst.

Kris H says …

I would love to try this refreshing water. The heat and humidity here in the south is excruciating. Water is just what is needed to keep hydrated and refreshed this summer. Thanks!

Jan says …

I'm thirsty because I have to take my child to swim and golf classes, and it's hot out!

Heidi Taylor says …

We would help save the planet by turning off our air conditioner, sitting back and enjoying the lovely water thinking we were in teh mountains for a time.

M L says …

We love adding fresh squeezed fruit juice to ice cold sparkling water. Super refreshing!

Sarah McIver says …

I love sparkling water!! Drink it plain and sometimes mixed with a bit of cranberry juice. I'm thirsty from working hard and playing with my baby.

nancy says …

I drink a lot of fresh plain water, but frequently when I am thirsty I crave sparkling water- so satisfying!

Sandee says …

Drinking water all the time - from the faucet. I'm thirsty for some great spring water!

Lydia Villescas says …

I would love the water as I always enjoy good water with lemon, lime, oranges and many other fruits to flavor it not to mention just in it's natural state as we all need to drink more water!

Jeanine says …

I live in S. Carolina and run/cycle six days a week....I definitely need to drink more water than I normally would because of the heat. Also, I was recently diagnosed with a chronic disease and can no longer tolerate alcohol. My husband and I have switched from wine to sparkling water mixed with juice for our "date nights" on the weekends. We would love to have a case of sparkling water for our beverages this summer!

Joe says …

I'm always thirsty.......and after a run, I mix equal parts Mountain Valley Sparkling Water with fresh squeezed organic o.j.......mm, mm, delicious!

Denise B says …

I am thirsty for many things. I want an abundance of health, friends and inspiration. I am thirsty for adventure and living fully each day. But in order to enjoy these things, I am thirsty for good, clean, pure water so that I may have the abundant health I am thirsty for and enjoy my family, friends and life!

Palma says …

I work at a Veterans Medical Center. The staff in my office work hard for our veterans. I would distribute some of the water to them, as I know they'd appreciate it; and the acknowledgement that their jobs are important.

Amanda S. says …

Well, I'm hoping there will be a lot of sun this summer, so that'll make me thirsty!

Franne says …

I am an avid gardener. Heading outside with a tall, long container of water sustains me in the heat.

Jacob says …

I would give it to the needy who actually need water. I would then recycle the bottle to help keep our planet green.

jesika says …

Well, as it being Summer just started and it is literally 109 degrees in Texas, We will need plenty of fresh, delicious, hydrating water just to get by. Doing any work outside will call for plenty of ice cold bottles of water.

johnny chowanec says …

i need to drink a lot of water. its good for you since you must be hydrated at all times!

Julie says …

I am riding my bike almost every day, training to defend my 2012 USA Cycling Women's (65 - 69) Masters Championship. There's plenty of heat and humidity here in Milwaukee WI. I could sure use some cool Mountain Valley Spring water in my water bottles!

eva cranstoun says …

Here in the central valley of California summers are terribly dry! I am busy teaching summer school for educators and without a lot of good water I feel miserable and can't think straight. I need water all the time! In my family we serve water for every meal. sugary drinks simply don't do the job around here! Having a case of amazing Mountain Spring water would be a most appreciated and celebrated feature at our dinner table!

Beth says …

I would so enjoy this delicious and healthy water! I need it because I am drinking more water to lose weight, making more herbal teas with quality water, and adding fresh mint out of the container garden to the water! I have a lot of chronic health issues that I am battling and praying through, so water is crucial to my getting better! Sparkling water is so fun to have as an alternative to icky soft drinks or the alcoholic versions that we no longer drink. Add a little Stevia, some mint leaves, and you are on a Tahiti vacation, well at least in our minds!

Mary Vaughn says …

I love mountain spring water! I work in the operating room , frequently with pediatricsin warmer rooms and frequently with a lead x-ray gown on and we get super hot and work up a sweat to beat the band. We would drink up even more if we had Mountain Spring water right there!

Nikki B. says …

I am extra thirsty this summer because I am carrying my first child!

Cindy says …

I love sparkling water...especially on those hot, humid summer days. A little pinch of lemon or lime or even dropping orange slices in it makes it a great refresher after a grueling two-hour tennis match or a morning of pulling weeds in my garden...or just sitting in the warm evening air on my deck watching the sky, yeah...refreshing.

Jen says …

The water would be nice as I have kids, and kids like the pool. And I have to go to the pool with the kids. And bring water.

Daniel Barkowitz says …

I moved away from sodas and soft drinks to drinking plenty of water... Too much sugar in the soda and too many artificial sweeteners in many diet drinks... The more water, the more health...

Lincoln T says …

If I case of Sparkling Water, I would be so happy. I have an heart defect, and I can't drink soda, so I depend on drinking sparkling water, but not all the time because the are bit out of my budget. I would be nice to inherit a case of Mountain Valley Sparkling.

Lisa W says …

Why am I so thirsty? Because I sweat like crazy. I come from a long line of people who sweat all summer long. So we stop and chug water. How 'bout that?

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