Thursday, April 22, 2010

Earth Day Giveaway: SIGG Water Bottle CLOSED



Thank you to PUR for participating in the Goodie Goodie Gumdrops Earth Week Event!

We all know clean water is an important part of a healthy, green lifestyle. But do you know exactly how important it is? Our bodies are made of 60-70% water so understandably, we need to ingest water to keep them functioning well. Even mild dehydration can lead to significant impairment of cognitive function, leading to confusion and irritability. In children, dehydration can cause reduced mental capabilities. We need approximately two liters of water (~ 8 cups) each day to replace fluids lost to perspiration, breathing and waste elimination.

Water can be helpful in preventing kidney stones and flushing away toxins that can be problematic for the liver. Drinking water can also help you prevent a heart attack! Studies show that women who drank 5 or more glasses of water per day were 41% less likely to die of a heart attack than those who drank fewer than 2 glasses per day. Amazing! Water is vital to healthy weight management as well as exercise, helping to cushion joints for shock absorption and reduce cramping.

Unfortunately, while clean water is necessary, it is a scarce and precious resource. The average person wastes up to 30 gallons of water every day. Consumers spend billions of dollars on plastic bottled water each year. Did you know that meeting America's demand for bottled water requires more than 1.5 million barrels of oil annually - enough to fuel 100,000 U.S. cars for a year?! Only 23% of these plastic bottles are recycled, resulting in 38 billion plastic water bottles being discarded to landfills each year.

One of the easiest steps to countering this issue is opting for a reusable water bottle. Refilling a portable bottle with filtered tap water from PUR gives consumers an easy way to make a healthy choice, while saving natural resources and reducing plastic.



SIGG is the creator of the original, reusable water bottle. Each bottle is made from a single, seamless piece of pure aluminum, colored with solvent-free coating powder and is 100% recyclable. The internal coating is guaranteed to be taste-neutral and is resistant to fruit acids and isotonic drinks. Elastic and unbreakable, this coating will not peel off, even if dented on the outside. Considering Newsweek recently ranked Switzerland as the greenest country in the world, it's no surprise that this Swiss company manufacturers to the highest standards. They have consistently been the market leader in consumer tests and their innovative, functional bottles are perfectly suited for both leisure and sporting activities. SIGG's beautiful bottle designs make sustainable chic.

And thanks to the folks at over at PUR, you can get the chance to show off your very own!

WIN IT: One lucky reader is going to get the chance to win a limited-edition SIGG "Thirsty For Change" .6L/20oz. bottle (shown below) from PUR! That's a $22 value!


MAIN COURSE (MANDATORY ENTRY): Take a look around the PUR website and tell me something you learned or a product you want to try. Remember to please leave your email address in your comment if it isn't visible on your profile to prevent disqualification!

SUGAR ON TOP (BONUS ENTRIES): To maximize your chances of winning, you may do any or all of the following. Be sure to complete the above mandatory entry or your bonus entries will not count! Remember to leave one comment per entry.

1.) Follow my blog and/or subscribe via reader or email. If you already follow and/or subscribe, that counts! (1 entry each)

2.) Follow me and PUR on Twitter and tweet about this contest. You can do this daily! You may use the following tweet of come up with one of your own:

Thirsty for change? Ditch the plastic and win a ltd. ed. SIGG water bottle from @PURtweets and @kris10chumley Ends 5/7 http://bit.ly/d9Zaf8

Just leave a comment with your tweet link. (1 entry per day max)

3.) Become a fan of PUR on Facebook. (1 entry)

4.) Add my blog button and/or event button to your site and leave a comment with the link to where I can find it. (1 entry/each)

Giveaway will end on May 7, 2010 at 11:59pm EST. Open to U.S. only. Winners will be chosen via Random.org and will have 48 hours to respond to congratulatory email or prize will be forfeited and another winner will be chosen.

Disclaimer: Thank you to Sarah at Devries Public Relations for this giveaway opportunity. I was not sent a product to review, nor was I compensated in any way for this post. All statistics presented in my review were provided via a PUR press release.

106 comments:

Heather said...

Using the PUR® COST-SAVINGS CALCULATOR, I learned that from cutting bottled water out of our lives (which we finally did at the beginning of the year!!), we will have an annual savings of approximately $405. Not to mention the savings to the environment!

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morganstephenson said...

I learned that I should probably buy a PUR pitcher and toss my Brita!! Yikes! Microbes!!

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aledol said...

Tap water filter would like to have

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mverno said...

Your tap water may look clean, but it may still contain potentially harmful contaminants. Depending on where you live, your water can be contaminated with everything from industrial and agricultural pollutants to heavy metals, sediments and even trace levels of pharmaceuticals
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wildcat32 said...

I would like to try the 2 Stage Water Pitcher.
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Wolvie72 said...

I use the Pur pitcher in my fridge, always have clean, cold water! gbloganx(AT)aol(DOT)com

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Chrystal said...

I'd like to try the Pur Water Dispenser.

Jolee said...

Learned thas less than 5% of plastics are recycled. Ug. joleehamlin@comcast.net

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Terra H. said...

One of their products I'd like to try is the PUR 2 Stage Water Pitcher with Electronic Filter Change Light. Thanks.
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love said...

I'd like to try their new water facet filter. Goes straight on the tap! dani at tdnet dot us

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Smooshy said...

i want the tap water filter!

Karen said...

I want to try the pitcher with flavor options

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Carolina Girl Mommy said...

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Janna @ Feed Your Pig said...

I can $400 per year with a pur filter!
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cvs927 said...

I would love to try the PUR® Water Dispensers for all our outdoor events, this sounds perfect!

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turboterp said...

I'd love this PUR water pitcher:

http://www.purwater.com/pur-products/water-pitcher/

Thank you!

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tdean30 said...

Flavor Options™ Water Pitcher

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Naddez said...

I like the PUR® 3 Stage Horizontal Faucet Water Filter.

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Awesome blog and thanks for the giveaway!
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jennem said...

Microbial cysts can enter the water from human or animal fecal waste. Cryptosporidium is a parasite commonly found in lakes and rivers. According to the EPA, cryptosporidium is resistant to disinfection, and even well-operated water-treatment systems cannot ensure that drinking water can be completely clear of it.
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k-team said...

I would also like the water pitcher that lets you add flavor to your water. Thanks!

Kate said...

The PUR® Water Dispenser sounds perfect for our barbecues!

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FDP 4 Life said...

i learned that:

Daily Drop: http://bit.ly/5VkOWf On average you should drink around 2 liters of water a day. -World Health Organization

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Charlene said...

I could use the Flavor Options Water Pitcher. We drink alot of water at my house :)

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beshe said...

PUR, in alliance with the Children’s Safe Drinking Water program, has helped educate people on the importance of clean water and distributed PUR water purification packets

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Tylerpants said...

I learned that with every purchase of a PUR system, a portion of the proceeds will go to Children’s Safe Drinking Water Program. YAY! tylerpants(at)gmail.com

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Lillian Juda Leonard-Beach said...

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Renee G said...

I would love to have a Pur 2 Stage water pitcher.
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Rebecca O said...

I like the Pu Water Dispenser a lot. It would be great to have for the summer. Thanks for the chance. bekki1820cb at gmail

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trixx said...

I learned that by switching from bottled water to PUR faucet filtered water, you’ll get 400 gallons of clean filtered water a year.

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Atreau said...

I want to own the PŪR® 3 Stage Vertical Faucet Mount-Chrome.

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lilyk said...

I learned that consumers use 1.5 million tons of plastic globally each year for water bottles-of which less than 5% of the plastic waste is recycled.

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