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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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Karen says …

I am so thirsty this summer because my mind, body and soul need a refreshing taste Mountain Valley Water.

Brandy says …

I'm thirsty because I spend my days working part time, home schooling a 6 year old, chasing chickens, cats, and dogs, maintaining a fruit and vegetable garden, as well as the house, all before my husband gets home and I have to cook dinner! Aagh!

Teresa Link says …

Because I have a 20 month old sweet little boy that I am constantly chasing around! :)

Michael says …

I'm thirsty in the summer because I live in Louisiana and use a motor scooter to get around. It's been in the upper 90's all week and we broke triple digits the other day. It's hot out on the road.

Michael says …

I'm thirsty in the summer because I live in Louisiana and use a motor scooter to get around. It's been in the upper 90's all week and we broke triple digits the other day. It's hot out on the road.

Marissa says …

I'm thirsty because its hot in NC this summer and I go to the gym and walk my dog outdoors everyday. Also spent time hiking in the mountains and enjoying the beach. Water is the only way to quench my thirst.

Elaine says …

I would love to hand them out to the homeless on the streets of DC. It's a scorcher out there.

Leah R says …

What a deal--sweet, sparkling, refreshing. Perfect with any light meal, at the end of the day, and with ice, juice and a little wine.

Abbe says …

I always long for nice, wet water, but this summer is all about replacing the large deck in my patio - so that water is even more refreshing, more longed for! Pounding nails, tossing planks - yes, I need that case of water!

Margo says …

Water is my drink of choice...what a treat it would be to have a case of Mountain Valley water...either Spring or Sparkling. I would add an ounce of juice to make it extra refreshing.

Lori Johnson says …

I'm FIFTY years old and got Braces on my teeth, UUUGH! My lips and mouth are always so dry. I would love to have this H20 ! P.S. You have the BEST store. LOVELOVELOVE your store !!!!

Sandra says …

I would love to have a case of Mountain Valley Spring or Sparkling water. I have to drink a lot of water and it would be wonderful to taste the Mountain Valley bottle water.

Tom says …

I am thirsty because its summer and I am out in the heat, so plenty of water is always a good thing.

Anthony says …

Thirsty from all of the yard work.

Lynn Taormina says …

The weather is very hot so a cool refreshing drink of Mountain valley will hit the spot!!

Tracy says …

I am thirsty this summer because I live in the beautiful and enchanting sub-tropical city of New Orleans and I am a Bikram yogi. Practicing 5-11 times a week = 450-990 minutes in the "hot room" (108 degrees) detoxing weekly. Keeping hydrated is a must. I enjoy mixing fresh fruits and herbs to water for flavour. The sparkling water is refreshing and effervescent as well.... just like me! :) MOUNTAIN VALLEY has introduced me to a healthier way of life, as sodas and alcohol are now a thing of the past!

S M Fete says …

My toddlers and I will work up a thrist hiking the trails in northern Illinois this summer.

Steph says …

Love love love this water. I visit the Mountain Valley Spring Water museum every summer when we go to Hot Springs. I am a supporter of this company and their wonderful water! Yay for giving away a case of it. Hope it's me who wins it. I would share with the other walkers on my walking trail.

Victoria Ridge says …

One of the prides of Arkansas, Mountain Valley Spring Water is with out a doubt my favorite drink for the ultimate refreshment, It is my favorite drink to quench my thirst during any season. It is an elegant way to accent the finest meal as an alternative to wine, or you can take it on your favorite outdoor outing. I used to live in the Village and enjoyed opportunities to visit the bottling plant only a short drive away. The taste is amazing and undeniably the best water and it is right here in Arkansas.

Joanie says …

I am always so thirsty living here in AZ where the temperatures are 111 degrees by day and we are lucky if they get under 95 degrees during the night. With nearing dehydration earlier this year, my doctor said I need to be sure to be drinking a gallon of water per day. It is sooo hot here. My son plays year round soccer in this heat outdoors as well and consumes water like a full grown man and he's only 10! My daughter is a cheerleader and she also sings and has to drink contantly for both!!! Thirsty? I know we are ALWAYS thirsty!! Thank you, Joanie

mike says …

It is incredibly hot in Colorado and the whole state seems to be on fire with no relief in sight. We need water for drinking! And we would sure appreciate water from above on these fires and to offer relief from the awful heat.

Michael Crowden says …

We do not drink our local water(since they FREQUENTLY have water warning alerts - often WITHOUT telling us). This would go toward our efforts to aleviate this problem

melanie says …

I'm thirsty from living in the south and working out!

Shirley Y says …

I am more thirsty in the summer because of the heat and we certainly have had our share of the heat so far this summer. And the summer is so young! We have a long way to go. Water is the best way to quench your thirst!

Diana K says …

I'm thirsty bc I'm nursing and my baby is drinking up all my water. Also, take my children out to play so they can get their daily sunshine Vitamin D.

Miranda says …

I'm thirsty from running after my kids!

A.Hu says …

I am thirsty because I am more sportive in Summer, try to do more running, walking.

rose dougshiit says …

me love sparkling water very much

Connie says …

The hot humid days of summer are best quenched with ice cold water. Yard and house work create the need for water replenishment.

Linda says …

It is getting pretty hot here - high 90's and will get to 100 before the end of the week. That makes working in my garden pretty tough. And I know I will get thirsty and will need to replace that water I lose, so I am sure I will go for the water! God's own provision!

Michael Crowden says …

We do not drink our local water(since they FREQUENTLY have water warning alerts - often WITHOUT telling us). This would go toward our efforts to aleviate this problem.

Carolyn Flynn says …

After spending time outdoors in the glorious weather of Northern California, nothing is more refreshing than a glass of ice cold sparkling water!

brad says …

I need some liquids in my life! Its so hot in arizona! Probably drink it all in one hour. Help a broke student outtttt!

Iris Lee says …

I live in Arizona! Cold water is a must, and sparkling cold water is a plus. :)

Gail says …

I'm so thirsty because I haven't been able to find Mountain Valley water since I moved to Austin from Dallas. I'm so glad to know Whole Foods carries it. It is without a doubt the best tasting water on the planet.

Jennifer Thomasian says …

My husband and I are very active and try not to let the heat beat us ... we walk our 2 Jindo dogs at least 2 miles in the morning, work our 10'x20' garden plot in our community garden most evenings and weekends and hike at least one weekend morning. With all that, we build up quite a thirst that needs quenching!

Gail says …

I'm so thirsty because I haven't been able to find Mountain Valley water since I moved to Austin from Dallas. I'm so glad to know Whole Foods carries it. It is without a doubt the best tasting water on the planet.

Emilie Unkrich says …

I would be most grateful to have a case of this lovely spring water. You are most generous to have this for a give-away. I only drink spring water. :-)

Heather says …

I am 4 months pregnant and missing my adult beverages. I'm on the go with 6-5year old girls. Love to have Mountain Spring as my Summer drink of choice- at the pool, concerts in the party, radom parties during the weekend. Baby due around thanksgiving!

Carol P says …

I'm thirsty this summer from working in the garden, weeding and just making my garden a work of art!

LadyLep says …

I'm thirsty from breastfeeding my 16 month old son, chasing after him and my other 3 boys and from working out to Cathe Friedrich DVDs!

Leslie Botko says …

I am thirsty because I try and walk a mile every day.

Daniel says …

Moving my body in this Southern heat makes me thirsty. Thank goodness for clean water!

Gina says …

I try to drink almost a gallon of either purified or spring water a day. Love it :)

Rick says …

I am thirsty because: Up to 60% of the human body is water, the brain is composed of 70% water, and the lungs are nearly 90% water. Lean muscle tissue contains about 75% water by weight, as is the brain; body fat contains 10% water and bone has 22% water. About 83% of our blood is water, which helps digest our food, transport waste, and control body temperature. Each day humans must replace 2.4 litres of water, some through drinking and the rest taken by the body from the foods eaten.

Lana Moskalyuk says …

Absolutely love sparkling water and all the minerals that go along with it. Since I have become pregnant, this is the ONLY water I drink. Also, you can make sparkling peach or raspberry drinks. They are so good. Thank you for the opportunity.

Connelly says …

Will be enduring 100 degree heat while my Son plays baseball. Can't think of anything else that would complement a hot summer day! The team consists of 7 year olds who would be thrilled to have such a great, healty treat!

Elena says …

In Florida the humidity is sometimes 100% and water is elemental for replenishing lost fluids. After a run or a long bike ride Mountain Valley's sparkling water with a slice of fresh lemon is delicious. How about while dining outside, make a spritzer with fresh cherry juice lots of ice and relax. Can't beat this!

Katina says …

I'm thirsty because I'm always chasing after kids!

Kathryn says …

Top 5 reasons why I am SO thirsty this summer... 1. Living in central Texas with 100+ degree heat; 2. Keeping fit (physically, mentally, and spiritually) as much as I can; 3. Being mommy to 3 very active young children and trying to keep them preoccupied to prevent the "I'm bored" syndrome during summer vacation; 4. Operating a small business with the hubby; And finally... 5. Trying to quench my "thirst" for "quiet, relaxation" time so I don't burn out! :)

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