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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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Joey Allen says …

I love great tasting water. I mean, who doesn't!! I will definately have to try this water when I go to whole foods today.

Rebecca GARRETT says …

UH HUM GOOD...Real Good Stuff

maria zeitz says …

I get so thirsty this summer because I love eating my homemade chips and salsa (tomatoes from my garden).

Kimberly says …

Takes a lot of water to flush out my lympathic system. Gotta keep those infections, aches and pains away!

Rita says …

We have some wonderful brothers in the Lord who would absolutely be blessed by the waters from the bottles of Mountain Valley Spring. They are laboring in the sun to build a meeting hall in Arlington for the love of Jesus Christ. www.thechurchinarlington.org If I win I surely would donate water to them and then Whole Foods would be blessed as well. Thanks.

Mamata says …

Just moved from the over 100 degree heat in Arizona to North Carolina and thought I was getting away from the heat. I couldn't be more wrong. It's still over 100 degrees!

Mia says …

I'm an avid (even if not gifted) gardener. Rather than wait for "the last frost" I don my gardening gloves on the first spring warm-up day, so filled with anticipation for the upcoming growing season. Neither rain nor shine (or humidity) can keep me from continuing my valiant efforts throughout the summer. Of course as the humidity rises, my movement in the gardening slows, and the sweat seems to drip even more profusely. Knowing the importance of good hydration for the body's health and the skin's glow, I make sure I drink lots of water throughout the day! I've never been a fan of the taste of tap water, and have long been searching for a way to avoid plastic with my bottled water, and so am ecstatic to know that Mountain Valley Springs shares my values and offers their deliciously refreshing and revitalizing water in glass bottles! Having spent much of my childhood in France, I have vivid memories of the glass liter bottles adorning the table at every meal. I'm glad to be able to provide my own children with the same level of purity with Mountain Valley water in glass bottles.

Eileen says …

Thirsty from traveling in the heat!

james young says …

thanks

Kathy says …

Hot Springs rock and this water is yummy.....share with your best friends on a hot Minnesota day......like today!

miss j says …

it's the only water i drink! love the bottle.

DEBRAH BOONE says …

With all the bad vibes surroundng sodas and FLAVORED water, I'd rather get my water from the REAL Mother Nature. Get some people !! just sayin....

Marilyn says …

I have to drink a lot of water every day to prevent frequent kidney stones. Having this delicious water available to me would make this preventative measure so much easier.

Carmine says …

Refreshing

Alicia Pearlman says …

Summer means warm weather and being outside more. I walk and swim outside which is why I'm so thirsty.

Joana Armann says …

With record breaking heat and humidity at 12%, there is no drink like sparkling water after gardening, hiking, etc. to moisten the lips and satisfy the thirst.

p says …

we don't drink soda, so sparkling water is our beverage of choice when we want something refreshing. plain chilled, or with some muddled organic raspberries, or poured over homemade lemon ginger syrup for a lovely sparkling lemonade. yum!

Edith says …

Working at the beach on the weekend, went through 4 bottles of water in 4 hours, HOT!

Anthony says …

It's so hot and humid in NYC so I get thirsty just from walking around. I need the big bottle when playing sports like tennis and basketball in this heat!

Sharon O says …

I am thirty this summer because there is a heat wave and my ac unfortunately, does not replenish the water i keep losing from my body!!!

Susan Ricer says …

We would love to win the Mountain Valley spring water! So delicious, so healthy, so yummy! Help our family stay hydrated during this hot beautiful summer! help our family increase our Moutain Valley spring water consumption! and live the Whole Foods lifestyle!

ml says …

Why am I thirsty? I just went to Chattanooga where it was 108 degrees! It felt like opening an oven door!

Nancy Coupland says …

Love this water in it's beautiful glass bottle. I drink a lot of water which helps with my diet.

Veronica says …

Naturally hot. Add to that the record high summer temperature, humidity and power outages and good Hydration is key to survival. A single drop of purity from Mountain Valley Spring is a superb solution!

Stephanie Risco says …

The water is pure and refreshing!!!!!

Cathy says …

Pure water..so basic..so needed

Julia says …

We're already dealing with the second heat wave of the summer, and summer only started next week! It's going to be a loooong summer, so might as well drink up with a splash of ginger juice or some cut strawberries mixed in with the sparkling water!

Pat Herlocker says …

I'm thirsty all the time and not sure why, but Mountain Valley Spring Water quenches that problem and I am amazed!!

Kristin says …

I'm thirsty because it's so hot!!!

Amy says …

This hot, humid, salty beach air in Florida makes me so thirsty!

Katie O says …

Because it's hot and humid here lately!

ANNIE says …

I'M SO THIRSTY FOR CRISP CLEAN,REFRESHING WATER,THAT WILL KEEP ME HYDRATED IN THIS HOT WEATHER,AND HELP ME TO STAY HEALTHY.

Kathy says …

I'm thirsty during the summer from all the outdoor activities - gardening, sports, walking the dog, painting the garage, staining the deck...love to treat myself to some sparkling water after all that!

Barbara says …

I always have a bottle of water by by my side -whether in the house or in the garden.

Ruth says …

I am thirsty for long afternoons chatting with family and enjoying the summer breeze (while drinking sparkling water!)

Vanessa says …

Summer is hot and my family and I need it to chase the thirst away!

Mona says …

Of course, we all need water for our health; some of us more than others. I don't really like water, and must trick myself into drinking 64 ounces a day. This is the perfect impetus for me to drink more water (winning a case). I usually dilute anything I drink with water!

Angela says …

Me and my family ride around in Houston with no A/C working in the car and the heatwaves get up to 104° almost everyday, we need water to drink in order to keep us cool and hydrated.

Lynn Garvais says …

I work up a thirst walking, hiking in Maine and going to the beach

Joanne says …

Drink tons more water in the summer to keep hydrated, and replenish from being outdoors more, enjoying the beach, parks, especially with our 4 yrs old great niece visiting from FL. We freeze water bottles so on summer outtings they keep our things cool, and water nice and cold too.. awesome since water can be so versatile with putting fruits in it, good grade essential oils, etc. so many options! :) Thank you for the contest!!!

shannon says …

We like water and we really like free stuff!

Stacey says …

I'm thirsty from the heat! All the outdoor activities keep me constantly seeking cold H20, and the sparkling taste is definitely a treat, and the bubbles are more refreshing that plain water!

Janet says …

I'm thirsty this summer simply because of the weather. It's easy to get parched when you're outdoors on a hot day.

Peggy Holt says …

As I age I find my body no longer retains water like it used to and with RA it becomes even more important to stay hydrated. I find myself drinking even more now that summer is here but regardless, I'm always thirsty and never without something to drink. How nice to have special water to satisfy that constant thirst.

Melanie Giglietti says …

Mountain Valley spring & sparkling water is a refreshing beverage to have after I go hiking through the woods, swimming in the ocean, ride my bike for miles, play tennis & softball, work out at the gym, talk a long walk with the dog, camping on a warm summer night, rollerblading down a path or just relaxing at home.

LINDA says …

All the usual reasons we get thirsty in summer but more importantly, getting my daily "dose" 8 glasses!

Carol says …

It is hot out! No matter the time of year it is important to stay well hydrated. I keep water with me throughout the day and try NOT to get thirsty. Sometimes when it is extra hot, humid and/or I'm exercising I tend to get thirsty. That is when I lift a cool glass of water. The fresher the better! As my 93 y.o. mother's caregiver, I also monitor her water intake and encourage her to drink more throughout the day to keep her from becoming dehydrated. This can be a little more challenging but is a MUST!

sara says …

I am thirsty because it is unbearably hot outside!

Eunice says …

I definitely need lots of them by the pool.

bonnie l hunt says …

Oklahoma = very, very, very thirsty in the summer. RIDICULOUS - I'm going to pair my free sparkling water with my free cherries that I'm going to win from Whole Foods, and sit under the shade of the biggest tree that I can find and watch the asphalt melt....hahaha

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