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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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Heather says …

I am oh so very thirsty because I have to stay hydrated to nurse my baby and it has been over 100 degrees for more than a week straight!

Valerie says …

I am cutting out the soft drinks and our tap water has a really terrible taste! Even a filter doesn't help completely.

Jeannette says …

I'm thirsty because I'm 6 months pregnant and constantly hungry for salty and spicy foods...making me very thirsty!

Sharon I. says …

I'm so thirsty because it's hot and humid out, but that doesn't slow down my two boys.

Jensen says …

Im thirsty because I'm a runner! I just completed my first half marathon so I need lots of water!

David says …

As I write this from New Mexico, the outside temperature is 105 degrees and smoke from nearby forest fires is in the air. My nearest Whole Foods is only several blocks away -- within walking distance -- and I could sure use some Mountain Valley Spring and Sparkling Water to help me get there so I can get some more Mountain Valley water and carry back more of what Whole Foods so wonderfully offers!

Fran Rush says …

I'll be practicing Zumba routines so that I might be able to teach some classes in the fall! I work up quite a sweat.

Claire says …

One of the oddest things about living in Washington DC is that you can get so easily dehydrated in 100% humidity...that being the case, I would love to have a case of sparkling water on hand!

Molly says …

Roses are Red Violets are blue Summer is making me very thirsty How about you? :0))

Lori Riegel says …

I am thirsty because there is no such thing as "a dry heat" in Tucson, AZ. It is muggy and extremely hot, both outside and inside.

MGW says …

I'm always thirsty.

Jo says …

Mountain Valley spring water will be the best hydrator after outside runs in the humidity here!

Irene aka "polar bear" says …

I am thirsty because it's too hot and this sounds like really good h2 to try out especially since I walk quickly and a lot. =)

Regena McConnell says …

I'm so thirsty because when I'm not working in a community garden gathering food (that I'm struggling to keep alive in all this dryness) to distribute to public care facilities in Lexington, I'm standing around outside at my son's summer swim meets in the heat! I need refreshment!

Bob says …

I'll be moving throughout the next month and will need plenty of sparkling water to make it through.

Kiah says …

I'm thirsty because I love getting in a good workout at the gym on a hot summer day!

Claire Akerman says …

I am thirsty because I need to keep exercising because I just got the ok from my doctor to stop all my high blood pressure medicines because I finally took control and lost weight and exercise regularly.

Wendy Atkin says …

I am so thirsty in the summer because it is hot and humid here in Ohio.I spend a lot of time outside and water is the best way to stay hydrated and it is good for you.

Stephanie V. says …

Sun too hot and the kids make mommy run all day!

Sam says …

I'm thursty because I love taking long walks in my beautiful Dallas neighborhood even when it's hot. And it's always hot!

Cece says …

I'm so thirsty because it's 106 degrees in Texas!

Darrell says …

Tomorrow is going to be the hottest day of the year with possible record highs. No wonder I'm thirsty!

Cam says …

Water is the best to satisfy thirst quencher. Summer is hot and nothing beats the summer heat than having a glass of chilled Mountain Valley Spring Water.

Leela says …

I'm thirsty because I'm pregnant and it's darn hot...all the time!

Jessica says …

I'm reviving my love of the outdoors! After 3 years with someone who was less than enthused about being outside and active I started slacking myself. Now that he's out of the picture I can't wait to get out and kick some butt! Hiking, backpacking, kayaking, climbing... you name it and I'm game :) Bring on the hydration!

Marti says …

I got to travel in Italy last year and drank lots of mineral water!!!! I would love to enjoy Mountain Valley sparkling water and dream about being back in the Tuscan Hills!

Robert Grizzle says …

I am a firefighter and with the high temps I need to keep hydrated to do my job.

Tanya says …

Sweat less, drink more water!

Stefan says …

I'm thirsty because I'm a diabetic. I'm always thirsty. I take the water that I drink very seriously as well as my diet. The water has to be the best. For me and my future.

Marisa says …

I live in Las Vegas and it is hotter than h*ll! So I have to drink lots of water to stay hydrated.

Jennifer LaTour says …

I am so thirsty this summer because I've been enjoying the beach, parks, nature, and great outdoors. I've been walking tracks and trails. Been kayaking rivers, ponds, lakes, and streams. I've been traveling with my fiancé visiting fairs, festivals, and the New England states. Been trying to eat healthier, make wiser choices, be more active, and cut back on sweets. Water is a main staple in my house. That's all I drink all day. It's cool, refreshing, hydrating, and quenches your thirst unlike any other beverage. Bye bye soda. Hello Mountain Valley Spring Water!

Katy says …

Even though it has been raining like crazy here in Florida, we still could use some fresh water! When we aren't being pelted by a tropical depression, the heat is brutal! =)

Bethy says …

I'm always thirsty for some ice cold tasty water!

Margie says …

I love drinking water especially in this hot weather. It's refreshing and good for you.

Tina says …

We are so thirsty in this house because we are all runners that run year round - even in this miserable heat!

Debbie Koos says …

Lots of fun in the sun this summer and it is best to keep hydrated. Whether at a sports event or my own workouts, I like to keep quality bottled water on hand.

carla s. says …

It is really hot here today just can't imagine having mountain spring water on such a hot day. Hope I am the winner

Shari Prag says …

Why am I so thristy? The summer sun and heat and lawnmowing, brush trimming, backyard building is dehydrating me. Water Please...........

Kathleen says …

My deep thirst for energetic lively bubbling life is fueled by delicious water.

R Reichert says …

Water us the best, healthiest liquid you can drink especially during the hot summer months(drink frequently so you don't get dehydrated.) It is vital you stay hydrated, and water is the best way to go!

JoAn says …

I'm thirsty because it is HOT and DRY! I even put two glasses of water by my bed at night.

Kathie says …

I try to drink as much water as possible because I'm a recovering pop (can you tell I'm from the Midwest? haha)addict and I need to drink something often when I'm craving some sweet pop. Nothing better than water for our bodies!!!

Shelly Rene says …

I'm thirsty because I have no central air during these hot days of summer. Bring me some water and a fan! I never knew the history of Mountain Valley Spring Water. Sounds delicious!

Megan says …

Since I've given up coffee and soda, water is my new favorite! Also, I need to stay hydrated while training for a 10K!

Linda says …

Walking outdoors in the sun makes me very hot and thirsty!

stacy says …

Why am I so thirsty? I am busy at work constantly talking to clients or on the phone which leaves me parched. After work, I'm busy training my horse in the heat. I am beat by days end and would love a cool, refreshing drink...and I'm sure the horse wouldn't mind it either;)

Mary says …

No a/c in my car - in the 100 degree heat - need I say more!

Katrina says …

I would definitely do some food photography with it!

Susan Fine says …

Besides being a hot summer, I am thirsty this summer because I have been enjoying a special case of white wine that I purchased at Whole Foods New Jersey and it makes be thirsty for sparkling water chasers.

Chau Vo says …

I'm always thirsty since our body is made up of 2/3 of water.

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