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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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Wendy Hays says …

I thirst for plenty of water to help me lose the weight the doc said said was putting me in near danger of diabetes. Drinking lots of water helps a lot, she told me.

Geneva Sachs says …

It's very hot here; 95-100's. We're burning up here in New Mexico, literally, and all around us too, in Colorado and Arizona! May God help us all (especially those who have lost homes) and send rain to stop the fires! In the meantime, I would love to quench my and my family's thirst with sparkling water! I love it with some ice cubes and real lime juice mixed in! It's a very refreshing drink! Thanks for letting me be in the contest. God bless you!

Nancy S says …

It's blazing hot outside and you must stay hydrated if you spend more than a few moments in the heat and humidity.

NW says …

Wow, I would really love to win this. We don't have this brand here in Oregon. I love fresh spring water and the fact that it is ancient with wonderful minerals that have collected along the way intrigues me. Exciting!

Tina says …

It gets so warm and humid in summer but I can't stand air conditioning. It's bad for the environment and for the body. That's why I drink as much water as possible. Hydration and cooling are essential and water is the best quencher available.

Lilly says …

nothing better than cool refreshing water.

kate daly says …

I love to run 2-3 miles per day. As a nurse in a busy surgery center I seem to need to drink constantly. For New Endland it has been hot lately!! Water is great and so refreshing!! thank you for the possibility!

Mary Weed says …

I am so thirsty do to the nice warm temps this summer:)

Arlenee P says …

Summer heat. Needs quenching.

Erie says …

Too keep me hydrated from Bikram Yoga and running...

Debra Tucker says …

Nothing tastes better than good, cold water especially when you are hot and need to quench your thirst. At least that's how I feel...

Jess B says …

I'll work up a thirst volunteering with Volunteer Outdoors Colorado to clean up and re-route the Continental Divide Trail so it can be used for the Leadville 100 in August. Since I'm an avid backpacker and barefoot runner, it makes me incredibly grateful that this year I can give back to the wilderness that's given me so much joy.

Karen Czerniejewski says …

Looks like we are heading for record highs in St. Louis this week so a bottle of cold spring water would be Wonderful!!!

Chas Childress says …

Sparkling water makes a whole lot of difference in quenching your thirst. You can be at dinner or at the beach it satisfy you.

Arlene says …

I am so thirsty because of how hot it has been here in New Jersey this summer. Also, I need to drink water when I exercise.

CJ says …

I have a huge thirst that can only be quenched by Mountain Valley Spring water!

Janice Polk says …

My husband's family had a ranch in the sandhills of NE where would get fresh artisian water. It was a real treat for us. I love water.

Lilly A says …

I love this water! The sparkling water is better than any soft drink.

Sara says …

My family and I are so thirsty because we live in Phoenix, AZ! We are outdoors people, spending the summer off of school playing in the pool, having picnics and soaking up the sun to cure my vitamin d deficiency! We are so so so thirsty because water is the best thing to drink and my "cure" for everything ;)

melody says …

Water,the best way to quench a thirst and no calories.

Rob says …

Add some lemon and freeze it for a bit and have my own slushies!

Michelle Zwicky says …

I'm thirsty because every cell in my body calls out for water, especially Mountain Valley Spring Water in glass bottles.

Brenda says …

Here in South Carolina we are expecting temperatures in the 100's this week....I drink, drink, and then drink some more while doing gardening and yard work!

Rhoda says …

Who doesn't like water?!? After having given up soda MANY years ago, my drink of choice is sparkling water; a squeeze of lemon or lime, crushed mint and ready to go!!

Maria B says …

Sparkling water with a splash of cranberry would cool me off after a summer hike.

Jodie Knapton says …

I'm a history instructor, and I give big performance lectures, singing and dancing, so my students CARE about history, LOL. I actually work up a thirst!

Lynn says …

I forget to drink water throughout the day, especially when I've got a busy one. So when I'm able to tune into my body, it usually tells me I'm in need of some water!

Dijah4 says …

I've been working out 6 days a week, so we've been going through water very fast!

Michelle Zwicky says …

I’m thirsty because every cell in my body calls out for water, especially Mountain Valley Spring Water in glass bottles.

Kimberly says …

It's almost July and it's still storming here in Oregon! I'll be working up a thirst catching up on outdoor projects and putting in the garden when summer truly arrives!

Lisa Math says …

I am always looking for ways to increase my fluid intake since I don't like to drink a lot during the day. By winning this, I would have no excuse since I wouldn't have to travel far to grab a delicious bottle of water. And because I'm a big fan of recycling, every bottle would go into the recycle bin. So not only would I be taking care of my body, but I would be looking out for the planet too. What a win-win situation!

Sharon c says …

I get thirsty because of the warm weather, being on the go, and it is busy and dry at work..this would be great to win!!

Tim H says …

I get hot while gardening in the summer. Mountain Valley sparkling water quenches my thirst.

Sharon says …

It is 95 degrees and rising – just thinking about the heat makes me thirsty. Time to grab another cold, glass bottle.

Helen L. says …

Whether I'm sitting on the beach, helping my daughter practice her field hockey moves or eating a meal, water is my go-to drink of choice. No other beverage is as refreshing and good for your body as water.

Emily says …

Well, I live in Memphis, so it's just plain hot here!! I'm also trying to get back to exercising on a regular basis, which definitely requires hydration. I could use some awesome free water to help me out!

Sharon Kopetic says …

I am soooo thirsty because this water tastes soooo good and water is the only thing I drink!! Playing sports with 5&6 yo boys and nursing also adds to my thirst!!

Patricia F says …

I have a medical condition that requires me to sip water constantly. Nothing tastes better that pure water!

Steve says …

I am usually more active in the summer, and moving around makes me work up a need for hydration. Nothing quenches thirst better than water!

Sheila N. says …

I only drink water.have recently began walking for health reasons and only WATER satisfies thirst. This would be wonderful as my grandchildren are big Water drinkers. This would be awesome. Wow!how exciting to win something that your Love and enjoy.

Christine says …

Having a family of five we go through alot of bottled water. This would be great to have for the summer!

Victoria says …

I'm out in the heat most of the day at work, going from home to home in a mh/mr residential center training staff and residents on various things. Its a constant battle to hydrate as I sweat and overheat easily, and I normally carry and drink over 2 liters of water per work day. It would be great to have natural clean sparkling water to make the day go by faster and smoother.

Tiffany Windham says …

I'm so thirsty because I started a new workout regimen and I need to stay hydrated.

June Cunningham says …

Starting Boot Camp Training in Mid July A Case of Mountain Valley Spring Water would be a refreshing drink at the end of the class.

Anna says …

I would love some water for the hot fires in colorado right now!!

John B says …

Sparkling water to go with cherries.

Linda S. says …

I love to drink TONS of water each day, and the hot summer makes me even thirstier. Sparkling water would be such a treat! I could add some fresh produce to it to make yummy flavored waters.

Audra says …

I have been teaching Art this summer for 6 weeks. I have nine classes of art every day, ages ranging from 5 to 12. I have one class that is horrible, so I have been reading books to them since they refuse to sit and work. My throat is extremely dry since I am talking so much, so therefore, I am drinking a lot of water.

Lee R. says …

We don't have a working air conditioner so not matter how little or how much we do, we tend to be thirsty!

Poupak says …

I recently started training for a half marathon so I've been trying to drink more water and stay away from juices and soft drinks. To keep things from getting boring, I've been buying seltzer and flavouring with lemon. The sparkling water would be great!

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