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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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Joscelyn Lampman says …

I am thirsty for some delicious thirst quenching beverage after a long day at work. Mountain Valley Spring and Sparkling Water would do it! At Girl Scout Camp we are always looking for fresh and healthy food and drinks. My campers would love this option. Bring on the water!

Melanie Rogers says …

I just got the cancer all clear after a five year fight. I would drink every drop since I only drink spring water and freshly squeezed juice... Its been pretty hot so it would definitely drink it quickly...

Carol says …

Chasing after kids makes me thirsty

Susan S. says …

I'm thirsty this summer because it's so hot and there is nothing like a cold Mountain Valley sparkling water on a hot day.

Yan Huang says …

I am thirsty this summer just by reading the story of Mountain Valley Spring and Sparkling Water. Can't wait to try this "thousand-year-water" : )

Joe Burnett says …

This heat in north Texas is unbearable!! It makes a man thirsty!

Michelle says …

It's already 106 degrees in Texas! My thirst needs to be quenched!

Katherine says …

I'm thirsty because it's hot. I'm also trying to exercise regularly. Summer naturally makes one thirsty.

Barbara L. says …

Working with my church's youth group to go to a huge gathering and mission trip in New Orleans. That's thirsty work and a thirsty trip.

Kim Lencsak says …

I have just changed most of my drinking habits from regular spring water to sparkling anything....I love how it refreshes you when you drink it so I would love to try this brand!!I like to go out and just run around in the yard with my Shih Tzu...after that you can always use a good drink of water(both of us as a matter od fact!)

Vivian B. says …

I am thirsty because it has been the hottest spring on record here in North Carolina and it's bound to be a hot summer! Sparkling water is refreshing, bubbly, satisfying, and versatile. I love to drink it straight or mixed with fresh fruit for a little flavor. Bring on the Mountain Valley Spring Water!!!

Gaby says …

We are trying not to use our air-conditioning (unless temperatures really become unbearable). Nothing is more refreshing than mixing a bit of Belvoir Ginger Cordial with ice-cold sparkeling water! It's the perfect mix and it cools us down in an instant (while saving energy!).

Virginia Alrikabi says …

Water is so refreshing, and I'll need plenty of it since we started a garden this year.

gail says …

This is my beverage of choice, replacing (as they say in the South) sodas. Everything tastes better when it is sparkling. In a glass of chilled Mountain Valley Sparkling Water, freshly squeeze the juice of 1/2 each: Lemon, lime, orange with a few drops of liquid stevia and maybe a sprig of fresh mint...ice cubes or not as preferred. My time is spent in physical activities, especially in the summer; walking, Zumba classes, yoga and water aerobics:hydration is paramount and thirst is always on the horizon!

Terresa Dipuma says …

I'm thirsty all the time since I'm feeding a newborn. I love the versatility of sparkling water because I can add whatever flavor I want and it never gets boring.

Yan says …

I am thirsty this summer just by reading the story of Mountain Valley Spring and Sparkling Water. Can't wait to trying this "thousand-year-water" : )

Sarah says …

Water is by far my favorite beverage and I find I actually drink more when it's bottled. I've noticed I've been fighting dehydration this summer. My mouth is dry and my legs cramp up, which makes running hard!

Charlotte says …

Water is our main beverage for the whole family ... we can not get enough !!

Katie W. says …

I need tons of good water after all the running in this hot & humid Minnesota weather!!

Sarah says …

3 dachshunds and a 9 year old boy keep me on the run, and very thirsty! Summers in Seattle are short, so we have to cram in as much biking, hiking, boating, travelling and sports as possible and it would be wonderful to throw out the sports drinks and quench our thirst with the spring water -- and there's nothing better than crisp sparkling water for a calorie-free treat!

Kimberly says …

I'm thirsty because the toxins in my body are screaming to be set free! Between the Lyme Disease bacteria dying off and the drugs I must take to keep them dying, I need lots of good clean pure water, and no sugary drinks, to flush my system and keep me on the path to a healthy recovery!

Charlotte says …

Water is our main beverage !! My family can not get enough!!

Paul Cimino says …

add to summer coolers

Beverly says …

I exercise almost every day, and drinking water is crucial. In the summer, especially, it is important to always have water at hand. I haven't yet tried Mountain Valley water, and now intend to do so.

Margaret says …

While traditionall I am not a sparkling water drinker, I make my own homemade lemonade that I share and using this would be a nice refreshing twist on the usual.

Charlotte says …

Water is our main beverage. My family can not get enough.

theresa says …

I will work up my thirst working in the garden like crazy!

Maureen Murphy says …

My seven-year-old son and I will work up a thirst when we work in our community garden plot. We belong to an apprentice garden and each week we plant, weed, fertilize and water all kinds of yummy things!

cheryl says …

Besides the typical Texas summer heat, I've taken up Bikram yoga - 90 minutes in 105 degrees. Staying hydrated is a must since I'm pouring sweat!

Laura says …

I just moved and I've been unpacking! I live in a walkable city and enjoy walking to the store and for other errands. I like to stay hydrated, and being hydrated has helped me lose weight and be healthier! Winning Mountain Valley Spring Water would help me meet my health goals!

Virginia Gomez says …

This sparkling water would be an added drink for evening meals and workout routines. It would quench my thirst and provide me with the strength to finish out my workout. Not only would it help me thirst wise but it would help me in maintaining my weight with less calories then soda pop.

ehrenkranz says …

It gets up to 112 degrees with massively high humidity where i live, so that's why I'm so thirsty. water is by far what we drink the most of. I'd love to have a case of this delicious water to quench my thirst on these really hot days - and cooler one's as well!

SheilaH says …

Our family of 5 would use it to make fruity drinks with less sugar than 100% fruit juice which we avoid. Very refreshing for the summer!!!

Susan says …

This seems like a good time to acknowledge Mountain Valley as my aunt's favorite water. Her memorial service was yesterday; she passed away five wks before her 98th birthday. When I was a kid she always had a bottle of MV on her kitchen counter, years before the trend to drink bottled H2O. Who knows, it may have contributed to her longevity! (I am as thirsty as my lawn; we are currently in a drought, sweltering days, no relief).

Val K says …

The public water supply hooked up in my locality isn't the best. The water always tastes and smells of chlorine. I like to purchase bottled water for my daughter, but it can get very expensive! A case of this would not only quench her thirst, but also lighten up my grocery budget!

Denise says …

Water is the perfect hydrator. With the temp being so hot this summer it would be perfect for the entire family.

Julie Forrest says …

Mostly so thirsty because we have had unusualy very hot (100 degrees) weather so far this year in Colorado! My skin is always dry and need to hydrate as much as possible. Plus it doesn't help when my meds make me feel like I am not getting enough water to drink..Besides that, I have never tried this water, and would love to!

Wanru says …

Love the refreshing spring water. It is the best beverage for thirsty. Clean water with a little mineral from the mountain is the best for your body.

Jesse says …

I've been more active running and hiking, and I try to be conscious of staying hydrated.

Shelly Winter says …

...because it's so extremely hot- hence why winning the water will do me well :) !!!

Sandi says …

I love drinking water in the summer especially sparkling water. I enjoy the crispness and it is so refreshing. With a splash of lime or lemon provides a freshness to the water.

Sharon V says …

I drink water all day, especially now that it's vecome so hot. Sparkling water is such a great alternative to sodas!

Brianne says …

I'm 8mo pregnant currently and staying active and hydrated are definitely a priority. Mountain Valley Spring Water would ensure I continue to only give the best to my unborn child as he continues to develop and grow and will continue to do this as we transition to breastfeeding.

Mary Beth Crowey says …

I play a lot of golf in the summer...I love sparkling water to quench my thirst!

Shelly Bland says …

Well living in a place where temps are reaching triple digits..we need all the help we can get. I live on a farm and everyday I go outside to tend to animals and take care of a large garden. No matter how much I drink, it's never enough!!!

katherine garcia says …

I am so thirsty lately because I drink so much coffee!

Julie Baniewicz says …

It's HOT this summer...much hotter than usual and staying hydrated is very important for my family!

Chris Butkevicius says …

Well, living in an unair-conditioned apartment does lead to losing a lot of water...

Erica Best says …

we are having a hot summer

Tirza says …

My husband and I have been dedicated to a new exercise routine and have recently conquered a mountain! After hiking we get really thirsty! What better way to quench it than with a new mountain spring water case. :-)

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