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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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Berne Veneski says …

With the extremely high temps. in Austin this summer,it is important to stay hydrated. There is nothing like an ice cold bottle of sparkling water to get the job done!!!

Nancy says …

Expecting high heat and humidity in Miami this summer. Can't live without lots of cool water.

Tina Risley says …

Easy - I do it daily by working in my vegetable and herb garden.

Brenda says …

I'm thirsty from hiking!

Anna says …

With the heat index already at 105 and two more months of summer to go, water is the best refresher!!

Joyce M Demers says …

Water is and always has been my favorite drink.I know most people drink more in the summer because of the heat and the type of foods we eat, I think I drink just as much bottled water all year round, Since Spring water is my choice, I would love to win a case of Mountain Valley Spring water, How great that would be!!

Donna G says …

The hot summer weather makes a cold glass of water just that more enjoyable.

carrie obrien says …

Summer is a time of plenty of thirst for us and delicious water would hit the spot!

Elaine N says …

Because it's hot here in Texas!

Carol says …

It will be 100 degrees over the next couple of days, so I will need it to stay hydrated and I can share it with friends. :-)

Jo Griffiths says …

I am thirsty for great water that tastes amazing! Plus I would use the water to make other drinks for the start of this hot but beautiful summer.

Rachel M Clark says …

Why I am so thirsty? I live in Florida and it's 85 but the humidity makes it feel like it's 120. Its so warm I never feel like I'm drinking enough.

gary reiser says …

Mountain valley sparkling water is so good going down that it is the only water I will drink forget any other I buy only mountain valley its the best

Claire Ryan says …

I volunteer at a day care for kids with HIV. They always need water, and they think sparkling water is like a fancy grown-up drink! I would share with them.

Holly says …

Water is so refreshing. It is my favorite drink to quench my thirst.

Carol Potaczek says …

Why am I so thirsty? We don't have central air, we've had no rain, and I'm starting a grueling new exercise program!

Junko Card says …

can home-made maraschini cherries

John Hausmann says …

A good bottle of Scotch truly enhances the flavor of Mountain Valley Sparkling Water!

Elliott Teters says …

Nothing quenches my parched thirst like fresh, room temperature, spring water. This summer is exceptionally dry so I have been drinking over 1 gal a day. Spring water is my favorite drink regardless of the choices I have in front of me.

Mia says …

Easy, after a cycling working!

Kaile says …

I am thirsty this summer because I moved to Las Vegas, NV about a month ago and this desert heat is insane. It hasn't been less than 100°F in two weeks! I already go through a case of bottled water every week or two already. But don't worry, I recycle all the bottles!

Melissa W. says …

I am currently serving as a Youth Garden Coordinator which equals some very hot and dirty days!

Rachel says …

I need to drink a lot of water when I volunteer for animals.

Ashley Peeler says …

Miami is hot, I have never sweat so much in my life, just because of the humidity, so it is essential to keep hydrated, as well as my son. I remember taking a road trip to Hot Springs in the 90's and bottling up some of the spring water. I will never forget how crisp and clean the water tasted. I yearn to have that taste again and to share it with my family.

Jason says …

90 degrees at midnight in Dallas. I am thirsty!!

QUI says …

Heat, noise, pollution, traffic, hectic schedules, dead-lines, taxes, politics, and bills makes the day’s events needing of thirst questing sustenance, and if it heals while it quenches even better.

S Kay DeGroot says …

Summer is the best time sparkling water, we add fruit juice to it.

Elizabeth says …

I'm a 53 year old female who cuts our grass, it gets hot. This would hit the spot.

marnie says …

I work for a large social service agency, we serve 1,000s of people a year who are trying to get out of poverty. I would share it with our clients.

Faleen Fedol says …

Actually this summer isnt much if any different than any other summer since i lived in South Florida. I find myself purchasing bottled water all of the time as i feel it is cleaner and better tasting than what comes out of the tap. I would love to win the case of bottled water. Thank you for your consideration.

pat krzyzanowski says …

The bible says:"Drink lifes water free." both physical and spiritual water is essential for life and I LOVE LIFE!

Roger says …

With my kidney problems I have to drink lots of water and my Dr. recommends bottled or filtered water. Water is my best friend especially in the summer.

Anne Savage says …

It is great to buy a product made in the USA! I also prefer to buy water that is bottled in glass because I do not like the fact that plastic can contaminate the water with outgassing and chemicals. Lastly, the water stays colder in glass and is so much more refreshing! Oh, one more, I also like to pour into my Bolthouse smoothie juice to make is a little effervescent! love the Mountain Valley!!!!!

ann sdonas says …

my whole family are heavy water drinkers but i only like the best

Lotus says …

It's summer in Texas and needless to say it's HOT! I work at a library shelving books and pushing heavy carts, and also volunteer at the local animal shelter doing laundry/ dishes and working with cats. Both jobs are very physically demanding, and the laundry and dish rooms get quite hot with four commercial machines running constantly. I always make sure to have a thermos filled with ice cold water, and my giant 1+ liter bottle has quite the reputation among my friends and coworkers!

colleen says …

I practice yoga, and walk my dogs on the beach so always need lots of high quality water to rehydrate

Barbara says …

whata nice gesture to offer a cool drink of water in the hot summer time...you can drink the water and add fruit to it for extra flavor, with or without the fizz...thank you

Allison says …

My fiance is always thirsty because he is a firefighter and those fires get HOT!

Andrea says …

I am thirsty cause I live in the sticky hot and humid nation's capitol!

Suzi says …

Water is the most refreshing beverage!

Kim says …

Water is such a vital part of our bodies and I am realizing it more & more as I grow older. I have been trying to drink 1/2 of my body weight in water each day.

Annie says …

It's one of those things you can't live without so you should try to make sure it is the healthiest you can get. Sometimes I flavor it with some lemon which makes it double good for you. All I know I thank God for Mountain Water on those REALLY hot days.

Diane says …

I'm working from home now and drinking too much soda! Sparkling Mountain Water would be sooooo much better.

Mike says …

I inspected chemical plants in South Louisiana. I'm always thirsty for good water or good beer

Christie Jensen says …

I live in AZ and its hot and I can't get enough water!

kelly barr says …

I am so thirsty because I need some Mountain Valley water to drink!

Venessa says …

I'm always on the go, so I'm constantly thirsty in this summer heat.

Mara ONeill says …

Nothing builds up my thirst like getting into the dirt to tend my garden. I always make sure to bring plenty of water out with me, because I don't want to go into the house caked with mud. Now if I could only remember where I put my bottle of water...

Kim says …

I'm signed up to start a hot yoga class next month so I will definitely be very thirsty!

Barb says …

Triathalons, decathalons, sale-a-thons, and dance-a-thons. Not really. More like: yard work-a-thons, dog walking-a-thons, music festival-a-thons. And just being in Colorado RIGHT NOW. If I could accept a case of rain for everyone, you bet I would share!!

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