As the weather warms up and spring sports start up
(hooray for lacrosse season!)
most of us are taking stock of our outdoor supplies.
PLEASE do not forget your refillable water bottles! The Earth, and all of us here at That's What She Said, thank you!
Of course, if your young sports stars are anything like mine, you'll find that you aren't finding some of your vital supplies!
Sigh. If only they made those elastic mitten strings with clips for everything your child takes out of the house!
Whether you've found your collection of refillable water bottles or not, I strongly encourage you to consider adding a Camelbak Groove to your collection.
The Camelbak Groove is unlike any refillable water bottle in my collection and its features make it the first bottle I want to grab on my way out of the door.
The Camelbak Groove features a self-contained, portable filtration system which allows you to have freshly filtered water ~ anywhere! It literally filters your drinking water while you sip!
CamelBak® Got Your Bak Lifetime Guarantee™
Easy to refill and easy to use bottle with a filter built into the straw. Turn tap water into fresh, great-tasting water anywhere you go.
Durable, BPA-Free, easy to carry and spill-proof.
Flip & Sip: Sip with ease, flip shut for storage and no spills with the patented CamelBak Big Bite™ Valve.
The Camelbak Groove works similarly to water filtration pitchers, with a plant-based carbon filter through which water travels before you drink it. The filters are functional for approximately 30 gallons of water, 2 - 3 months worth of use.
Discerning Drinkers think...Yes, my teenage daughter is a finicky water drinker. That is not to say she doesn't like to drink water, rather that she is particular about the water she drinks.
My parents retired from the 'burbs to the country a few years ago. (Twenty front acres planted with soybeans and twelve chickens and my father thinks he's a farmer ~ a story for another post!)
Their well water smells like rotten eggs and tastes terrible. I can certainly understand no one wanting to drink it, but our "city water" at home is absolutely fine.
Not, however, to Miss Picky.
With her year round commitment to sports: Cross Country, Track and Lacrosse, it has truly been a challenge to encourage her down a greener path!
Enter the Camelbak Groove!Miss Picky met her match in the Camelbak Groove!
Saves money over disposable water bottles...check
Makes water taste great...CHECK!
Design and pinkness alone, my recently received Camelbak Groove was quickly claimed by said teen, although she was very skeptical about it's ability to transform our water into something she would find palatable. Off to the Lacrosse fields it went.
I was thrilled when she returned home with glowing reports about how fantastic the Groove was and, most importantly, how well it worked!
Houston, we have a Camelbak convert!As she travels the nation this summer, playing college scouting lacrosse tournaments, her Camelbak Groove will be with her!
"It makes the water taste so good, Mom!"
The Camelbak Groove retails at $25.00, and with a 6 pack of replacement filters, enough for a full year of filtration, for $25.00, I can save over $250 a year, as compared to buying multipacks of disposable water bottles, and even more compared to single purchases!
The Groove is available in four colors: Blush, Cool Blue, Graphite and Sea Foam.
Camelbak also offers stainless steel Groove bottles and kid friendly BPA-Free Tritan Bottles in designs any kid would love!
A product you can support, a company you can feel good about...
Camelbak is a company that I can feel good about supporting, not only because of their quality product, further for their environmentally conscious mission and operations, as well as their altruistic efforts.
Hope in a Bottle Program
Nearly one billion people around the world lack access to clean water. CamelBak has partnered with Water.org to help. Water.org is a non-profit founded by actor Matt Damon and social entrepreneur Gary White to provide global access to clean water and sanitation. You can help people in need of safe water, too, by purchasing a limited edition, custom-designed CamelBak water bottle in insulated stainless steel ($24.99) or BPA-free plastic ($18.99) at http:/gift.water.org. Over $10 from every purchase directly supports Water.org to transform lives with safe-water access.
Camelbak is generously offering my readers a chance to become Camelbak converts as well! TEN readers will win a Camelbak Groove of their own!
To be eligible to enter this giveaway, you must follow That's What She Said via Google Friend Connect (mid right sidebar). This giveaway is open to residents of US and Canada, 18+ and will conclude on Monday, May 23, 2011 at midnight, EST. The winners will be randomly selected from all eligible entries and notified by email. Winner must respond within 48 hours or I must move on to runner ups. Please leave your email address in your entry comments in anti-spam format so I may contact you if you are a winner, if it is not available via your comment name.
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This giveaway is closed.
On behalf of Camelbak and That's What She Said, thanks to all for following and participating!
Congratulations to the following winners, courtesy of Random.org:
1- KIM - COMMENT #309 - CONFIRMED
2- MEL - COMMENT #171 - CONFIRMED
3 - M'S GIVEAWAY BLOG - COMMENT #205 - CONFIRMED
4 - HBBS55 - COMMENT #352 - CONFIRMED
5 - BIKE OHIO - COMMENT # 362 - CONFIRMED
6 - KAPUMAKA - COMMENT # 220 - CONFIRMED
7 - HEATHER! - COMMENT # 117 - CONFIRMED
8 - BETH ELDERTON - COMMENT #48 - CONFIRMED
9 - TINA REYNOLDS - COMMENT #425 - CONFIRMED
10 -VICKI S - COMMENT #33 - CONFIRMED
I was provided with a Camelbak Groove Bottle to explore for the purposes of creating this review. The prizes are sponsored by Camelbak, who is also responsible for shipping. Information and images taken from Camelbak website. The opinions above are both honest and my own.