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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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lara says …

living in reno, i'm thirsty yearound

Edith Tarbescu says …

I take a cardio class at the Y twice a week. I hike on Tramway twice a week, and and I'm a volunteer dog walker for the Humane Society once a wk. I would love refreshing spring water to carry with me and when I return from my activities.

Rebecca says …

Gardening in 100F+ heat creates a wild thirst.

debra says …

After getting my fitness walk on. In the mornings and evenings, having my green tea (green is better for health).

Virginia says …

Love the fizz of Mountain Vally sparkling water with fresh berry or any citrus fruits. Better than any soda!!!

Ashley Bedwell says …

I'm a bicycle commuter in central Texas.

Laura Romero says …

It's triple digits outside here! Keeping up with 4 kids & working out requires lots of water to stay hydrated!

Clare Finegan says …

I just had a baby and nursing her makes me very thirsty!

Max says …

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

meg reider says …

Will drink after exercising and after walks.

Katrina says …

Well, it is 101 outside today, and sipping some cool Moutain Valley sparkling water is a requirement for maintaining a comfortable temp...that and sitting in front of an open refrigerator!

Randi Burton says …

To live in Florida in the summertime, you need to drink lots of water. Each morning I walk 2-3 miles and carry water with me. At meals I always only drink sparkling water flavored with fruit juices. What a treat it would be to have this healthy mountain spring water at home to indulge in daily!

Mary says …

It hit 109 degrees yesterday in my city. Everyone here is thirsty!

Alina says …

This year's been a dry one so far around here. Working in my vegetable garden is one of my most favorite activities of summer. Especially on dry days, I have noticed my water intake double.

Christina Turner says …

I'm trying to lose weight and to work out more frequently, so they would come in handy after a grueling work out.

Holly says …

I'm thirsty thinking about 105 degrees for the next 2 days and water is my favorite beverage!

Catherine A Kennedy says …

I get very thirsty when attending outdoor Native American Pow Wows and other outdoor festivals.

Paula says …

Sparkling water and cherries!

Kelly May says …

Pass them out after Church on Sunday to get them hooked on Mountain Valley Spring & Sparkling Water! That way, they'll bring this to Potlucks instead of sugary Soda.

Constanza says …

It's crazy to buy sparkling water that's shipped all the way from Italy when the Mountain Valley Spring Water from Arkansas is even better. Makes me thirsty just thinking about it...

Rhonda says …

Strange as it sounds, I build up a thirst working out in the pool.

Carol Feiner says …

If I don't drink enough water I get dizzy! And all I do is sit at a desk all day. I need a bottle of cool, pure water at my side at all times.

Denise says …

We always have water with us,we make our own juice and carbonate our own water, this would be amazing to have

Linda Hartman says …

One month ago I decided to stop eating sugar or sweeteners of any kind. I am drinking a lot of water now since I have cut out any sweeetened drinks. This water would be a great help to me to continue my journey toward good health and of course I would share it with my family!!!

sandra says …

…cause it's freaking HOT out!! :D

Kristina Hjelm says …

I would take it on our family vacation to the beach. I have not tried this type of water, looks amazing

Rebecca says …

It's a very hot, dry summer .... many, many days without rain, temps rising over 100 degrees ... nothing is more refreshing than ice cold Mountain Spring Water!!!

Melissa S. says …

I have a soda addiction so this summer I vowed to kick the nasty habit along with upping my exercise. I'm not going to lie, some days are hard, but I am slowly making progress and drinking more water instead of soda. I hope to be fully off soda by the end of summer!

Lizzy says …

I'm so thirsty from teaching summer school. Not only are those kids not getting the time off but I'm stuck lecturing! I want to get out and play too. Maybe pack a lovely picnic complete with refreshing spring water and hit the park with my frisbee and dog in tow.

Judy Forkner says …

Between the hikes, the weight training classes & the gardening, (& this darn low humidity in CO this summer), we're thirsty all the time!

Jennifer Chadwick says …

I'm thirsty this summer because it so hot.

Sarah B says …

Because it's 97 degrees here in Memphis today!

Diana says …

Having just had a rare tumor removed from my maxillary sinus, I now have an extra hole in my head! I am learning how to eat and drink again, and this marvelous bottled mineral water would push me to keep drinking. I would take it with me to every swimming class as I rebuild my muscles!

Cessie says …

I drink tons of water every day, mostly spring water. Great stuff.

Kim says …

I build up my thirst while gardening and also walking my dog, Bessie, twice a day! Also, cleaning my house as I have no air conditioning and this summer is already a hot one!!!!

Millie O says …

Currently, our area of the Midwest has not been receiving enough rain. It's been very hot also. Trying to keep up with my 1-year old grandson really builds up a thirst!

Pam D. says …

I just ate ten pounds of beef jerky. I just came back from being lost in the Atacama desert for 48 days. They had no water on the plane either. I have been held hostage by my cats and my pet monkey for not giving them treats. 230 long days. They let me out and said in unison "no soup for you!" err "no water for you!" I accidentally locked myself inside a large Tupperware container. My husband just set me free upon coming back from a week long business trip. Yes, indeed, all *ALL* of that happened to me. What does a woman have to do to get a drink around here?

Jana Swanson says …

We have a lot of people out of work and homeless in the area. Giving them something like this would show that there are still people out there who care about them, especially with the hot temperatures.

Brad D. says …

What's better than this natural spring water? Nothing! Gimme, please!

Chelsea says …

I love this water- so refreshing. I am thirsty from working in my vegie garden and fixing up the house.

Daphne says …

As a competitive masters women's bodybuilder, there is nothing sweeter nor more coveted that a bottle of pure, cold water the day of each competition. And...it's always the first celebratory drink after the awards ceremony!

Jason Predick says …

I'm so thirsty due to being active outdoors in the blazin' heat! Oh so hot, but I love it!

M. James says …

Working out and conducting research makes a person extremely thirsty.

Debbie says …

I am thirsty this summer because summer activities in FL require a lot of hydration and good old water is the best way to do that

Clara says …

I am extra thirsty this summer because it is my first summer in New York and running around to different castings and auditions as an actor.

felix says …

My boys will only drink bottled water, so i will work up a thirst yelling at them to get water out of the cooler and to use a glass when they do.

Veronica says …

Gotta get that daily requirement!

cheryl crain says …

I would love to win water i really would

Joe Vincze says …

I have been repairing and resealing my driveway in 90+ degree heat, I need to replenish my fluids with Mountain Valley Spring Water!!!

JUDI COFFMAN says …

THANK YOU!! 106 DEGREE HEAT CAN MAKE ONE VERY THIRSTY!!!

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