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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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LISA S. says …

I'm so thirsty because the heat in Dallas this summer has been extreme! It started early and with a bang.......lots of over 100 degree weather! It's important to stay hydrated and I do love to buy Mountain Valley anyway!

Gina says …

why am i so thirsty? i live in st. louis, missouri! it's hooooot here.

Stephanie says …

I would love to bring this on the set for the crew of 32TEN Studios!! It's so important to keep the stage hands hydrated while a shoot is taking place!!

Ilene D says …

Water is my favorite beverage and post surgery, I need to make sure to hydrate daily during rehab work...ditto my daughter with severe MS. And since I do extensive volunteer work for a variety of causes in which I believe, the water would be wonderful to take with to help the volunteers keep up their good works. Can never get enough H2O... ilene

Lisa Michel says …

I would love a case of your water to quench the thirst this hot summer. I work in my garden every day and it's important to stay hydrated.

Malinda says …

I suffer from leg cramps caused by dehydration, i need that mountain water please please

penni says …

I buy Mountain Valley spring water by the case and am a loyal and happy customer! Mountain Valley's water tastes great and keeps me hydrated. It's the only water I drink!

V thompson says …

Our Huntington Beach Community Garden has over 100 gardeners and we all work vigorously in our garden plots, we donate 10% or more of our crop to the needy every week. That means some very thirsty people digging in the dirt in the hot sun, so a case of bottled water to share would allow us all to stay a bit longer and grow more food for the needy people of Huntington Beach!

Janelle says …

Sparkling water is my favorite drink and i would love to try this new brand! I am thirsty because I work 2 jobs and am constantly running around! i love keeping a bottle of sparkling water with me to quench my thirst but it also feels like a treat without all the calories of soda or juice!

Diane says …

Water is going to be my drink of choice this summer as I am going to try to lose weight. It would be a delight to have a wonderful, clean tasting beverage such as Mountain Valley water. Not only will the drinking of this delicious water help with weight loss, but also in making me healthier. Thank you so much for this fantastic giveaway!

elaine manza says …

Water makes you feel better. It gives you energy, healthy skin and makes you feel full. Why wouldn't everyone want that!

crystal adkins says …

I've , never had this water before. I, would share with all my customers here at our health food store at work .

Felina M says …

I am so thirsty because I walk everyday in this lovely Nevada humidity (or lack there of.)

Laine Dailey Papke says …

I am coordinating an effort this summer combining dog walking and senior citizens. The benefits to the dogs and the humans are heartwarming and indisputable. Obviously, we all get thirsty. Sparking water would definitely keep us all moving in the right direction to a healthier and more active life.

Daisy Wong says …

I gave myself the gift of going back to school to be a better entrepreneur in sustainable leadership. A case of Mountain Valley would be my best reward after tackling the books!

Carol Jones says …

I would re-hydrate myself after hiking in the mountains surrounding Frisco, Colorado. At 9097 feet above sea level, we drink significant quantities of spring water during and after our hikes. With meals, we prefer sparkling water.

Bruque says …

I'm thirsty this summer because it's so hot and I don't want to get dehydrated. It also replenishes the body and flushes out the system.

Tabatha H. says …

The body is half water so I will need that case to hydrate daily. I have never had it and would love to try this water.

Yan says …

We had to have a tree in the backyard cut down because of heat stress from last year's drought. Without its shade, the backyard is now so hot. That's why I'm so thirsty this summer. If I win, I'd like to try the sparkling water please.

Terri says …

I'm thirsty because it is June and already they predict it is going to be 102 degrees this week! I have diabetes and need to exercise and stay hydrated. I had three surgeries to remove two giant kidney stones. I suffered terribly for 3 months and the doctor said the best way to avoid another stone is to drink lots of water. Mountain Valley spring water is the perfect way to stay healthy. I have no health insurance so this water would be helpful in keeping healthy.

Molly says …

I am new to Texas and have learned hydration is very important in the heat!

Margot Tobias says …

Water is the best way to rehydrate. It is my go-to drink. I would love to win this!

Mary Anne Little says …

I live in the mountains and my well water just doesn't pass my taste test; so I lug home gallons of water each time I make a grocery run, which can be an infrequently as once a month. Until this competition, I was unaware of the unique qualities of Mountain Valley water and I would love to have my first sample of it be the case I would win! Looking forward to enjoying and cooling off with this prize!

Ryan says …

Hot, hot summer with fires everywhere in Colorado - need to drink lots of water!

Randa G says …

Drinking Mountain Valley Spring is an explosion of nourishment for my body.

Dave Antis says …

I would enjoy drinking it 'Till the last drop".

E W Bruell says …

I am a vendor at the Chattanooga Market most Sundays. Standing on that concrete floor in the 90+ degree heat makes me very thirsty. Spring water would be a lovely refreshment.

v says …

I love to use this Mountain Valley Spring and Sparkling water to add to my smoothies that I make every morning. Also use it in the afternoon and add Cherry or Root Beer Stevia for a nice drink. Try it you will like it.

Gary says …

High School reunion picnic time is approaching. I will share my case of Mountain Valley with my thirsty classmates.

Stacy says …

I am so thirsty this summer because it is so humid in my area.

Maria says …

I'm a new nursing mom. I get so thirsty when I'm nursing and it would be great and convenient to grab a bottle of some Mountain Valley Spring Water when I'm rushing to feed my hungry impatient little one.

Patricia says …

My brothers are working on the garage and barn this summer along with repairing the deck. I bought my house 10 years ago and haven't done much maintance on it (remodeling the inside myself) and now that they moved in with me (both are on disability) they are repairing things left and right. They will be drinking water all summer long as they repair and fix everything for me. They are the best brothers in teh world.

cheryle says …

its hot hot hot out

Monica says …

I'll be sweating up a storm this summer land boarding and installing a patio in my backyard this and Mountain Valley will be the tastiest way to hydrate!

Rita says …

I'm thirsty from staying active and enjoying the outdoors - keeping hydrated the right way is super important!

Gail says …

I would like to add the sparkling water to lemonade! Yum

lo ja says …

I'm training for the boston marathon and nothing quenches thirst like H2O

sherry says …

Why am I so thirsty this summer? Because I live in south Texas, where we've been having 3 digit temperatures. And that's not including the heat index. Just walking from my office building to the far side of the black-paved parking lot, where the folks whom aren't eligible for a reserved parking space have to park, in office attire, is enough to make ya pass out. Then when you add in, activities like walking the dog, weeding the garden, mowing the lawn, etc...well it takes a lot of cases of water to keep hydrated. And it's only June!

Kristin says …

I'm thirsty chasing around my 2 year old son in the sun!

Tiffany says …

Because it's so hot!

Annie says …

Wildfires in every direction in Colorado. The smoky air makes us long for refreshing water.

cynia says …

I have kids in summer camp in HOT HOT HOT Sweet Home Alabama!!! so running around in this heat we could sure use some Mountain Valley water

Becky says …

I am thirsty because I work outdoors doing fieldwork and I need lots of water!

Mara says …

I exercise daily and work on the lawn and flowers in my yard.

chip bzdewka says …

I would use the case to re-hydrate myself after a hard workout at my gym (LA Fitness). I workout 5 out of 7 days, that's a lot of water consumption. I would also use the water to re-hydrate after a long hard day of yard work... I can't afford a to have a company take care of my yard work so I do it all myself, Without taking a break it usually takes me 4-6 hrs... I am thirsty and can use a case of Mountain Valley Spring water.

Ms Sandra K Swanson says …

Water is my drink of choice. Nothing quenches your thirst better. I have not tried this water, but it would be nice to have some good tasty, water to drink as the weather warms up!

rob says …

in the summer I help install Electric educational boards in grammer and middle schools that are NOT AIR CONDITIONED Mountain Valley would go along way with the crew. We bring in bottled water of all varieties but Yours is one of the Best !!

Kavita H says …

I am so thirsty from the hot, humid weather. I go for long walks and jogs around the lake and need to stay hydrated.

Lauri says …

My three year old son and I spend a lot of time outside, plaing in the sandbox, going to the park, and taking our dog for walks. It's summertime and hot, so, of course, we get really thirsty! Mountain Valley Spring water would be the perfect thirst quencher for our outdoor adventures!!

Kalisha Eddington says …

Camp, soccer, family cook-outs and the zoo. A barrage of physical activities all summer to do. The New England heat and the humidity alone dredges up thirst the moment you leave home.

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