Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Summit on the Summit and PUR Pitcher Giveaway

During the holiday season, many people spend some time thinking of the less fortunate around them, both near and far.  I know that my family donated some items to a food bank and our giving tree at church, and we sponsored a couple of Angel Tree children through the Salvation Army.  But one thing I would certainly take for granted is that even poorer people in my community have access to clean water.  However, for many people around the world, this is not necessarily the case.  Did you know that 4,000 children a day die from illnesses related to unsafe drinking water?

Last week, I was contacted by a representative of PUR water filtration systems about an important charity event that the company is sponsoring in conjuction with the Children's Safe Drinking Water Program (CSDW): Summit on the Summit.  On January 7, a group including celebrities Jessica Biel, Isabella Lucas, and the musician Kenna, will climb Mt. Kilimanjaro to raise money for the cause of clean drinking water.  You can read more about the climb and PUR's charity efforts here.



One way that everyone can be involved in this effort is by purchasing a PUR water filtration system.  Not only does the PUR system remove a variety of contaminants in your own water, but for every PUR system purchased PUR will donate a week of cleaning drinking water to a child in a developing country.

In my opinion, a water filtration system for your home is a very worthwhile investment and a much more frugal choice than commercial bottled water.  My family has one of the larger water filtration tanks that you can keep in your fridge, and we use stainless steel reusable water bottles.  Now I never buy bottled water, even for trips, and we always have good-tasting cold water to drink.

In honor of this special charity event, PUR has generously offered to give one Frugally Blonde reader a PUR water filtration pitcher.  This giveaway begins today and will run until January 7, the day of the climb.  To enter, please leave a comment below, including your email address if it is not in your profile.  To gain extra entries, you may do any or all of the following:

1) Become an email subscriber to this blog. (If you already are, it counts.)
2) Subscribe to my RSS feed. (Or confirm that you already do.)
3) Follow me on Twitter AND tweet about this giveaway.  You can copy and paste the tweet below:

Frugally Blonde is giving away a PUR water filtration pitcher in honor of Summit on the Summit.  Enter here: http://tinyurl.com/ylelcqb.

Please leave a separate comment for each entry.  The winner will be selected by random number generator and notified by email.  He or she will have 72 hours to respond, after which a new winner will be picked. Good luck!

Disclaimer: The prize for this giveaway is provided by PUR.  I did not receive any compensation for this post or giveaway.

202 comments:

  1. i would like to have one of these for myself mverno@roadrunner.com

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  2. This is a real nice item. Someone in my office has one and I had promised myself that when I get a chance I'll get one.

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  3. I'm not frugal nor am I blonde, but this is a good item.
    elyaklang@hotmail.com

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  4. Water, clean water, is so very important! It is very good of Pur to help people of 3rd world nations get clean water to drink. Like the video said, the water most of these people drink has worms and other parasites that give the people river blindness and other terrible diseases! (Revelation 22:1-2) "And he showed me a river of water of life, clear as crystal, flowing out from the throne of God and of the Lamb down the middle of its broad way. And on this side of the river and on that side [there were] trees of life producing twelve crops of fruit, yielding their fruits each month. And the leaves of the trees [were] for the curing of the nations."

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  5. Hi,

    PUR water filters are great and taste alot better than tap water. In addition this product would work great for college houses which I live in with numerous roommates.

    -Michael Steffen
    steffenm@indiana.edu

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  6. I would love to win this!

    thanks so much


    nancyrobster@gmail.com
    (in Canada)

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  7. Email subscriber


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    nancyrobster@gmail.com
    (in Canada)

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  8. Google Reader Subscriber


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    nancyrobster@gmail.com
    (in Canada)

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  9. Follow you on Twitter (greeeneyedwhwom)

    Tweeted

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    nancyrobster@gmail.com
    (in Canada)

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  10. I'm an email subscriber and would love to win the PUR water pitcher.

    abfantom at yahoo dot com

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  11. Timely contest since I need a new filter pitcher to fill my drink bottles.

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  12. I would love one of these for my home!

    square_sessil@yahoo.com

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  13. I've been wanting to give the PUR a try!
    mrsadams84 at yahoo dot com

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  14. I'm a subscriber.
    mrsadams84 at yahoo dot com

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  15. I subscribe.
    andreaschwen at yahoo dot com

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  16. I would love to win this.

    andreaschwen at yahoo dot com

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  17. I typically put tap water into my water bottle. I would love to win this!

    kristin.harris80(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  18. I would love to win this!
    austma7@aol.com

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  19. I love water and this pitcher is awesome!

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  20. Following on Twitter and tweeted

    http://twitter.com/genny315/status/7213685974

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  21. Our water tastes like sulpher, so i really need it, gcgranny72@hotmail.com

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  22. What an Awesome Organization CSDW..I would really love ro win this..Thanks
    tatum810@yahoo.com

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  23. Subscribe via email..
    tatum810@yahoo.com

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  24. I would love this. amypugmire@live.com

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  25. email subscriber. amypugmire@live.com

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  26. follow on twitter and tweeted. amypugmire@live.com
    http://twitter.com/1amypugmire/status/7222685626

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  27. subscribe to your feed. amypugmire@live.com

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  28. I'd like to win, thanks.

    annabell_lee_dk (at) yahoo.com

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  29. I subscribed via e-mail.

    annabell_lee_dk (at) yahoo.com

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  30. I follow you and tweeted: http://twitter.com/sweepstakelover/status/7231397986

    annabell_lee_dk (at) yahoo.com

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  31. Please enter me into this contest.

    brandon_ralston@hotmail.com

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  32. this is fabulous thanks minsthins at optonline dot net

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  33. Timely contest since I need a new filter pitcher to fill my drink bottles

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  34. I'd love to have this to help our drinking water
    msboatgal at aol.com

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  35. HORTON111@AOL.COM ... WOULD ALSO LIKE TO HAVE THIS ITEM

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  36. PUR is something I have been wanting to try. Thanks for the chance.
    mogrill@comcast.net

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  37. Thanks for entering me! Great Contest!

    Janna Johnson
    janna@FeedYourPigBlog.com
    jannajanna@hotmail.com
    www.FeedYourPigBlog.com

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  38. Our water does not taste very good and I'd love to try this. Happy New Year!

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  39. I have a Britta counter top but I never use it, I have been wanting to switch over to a Pur pitcher for quite a while
    singermagic1(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  40. I have been needing one of these pitchers. I would love to win!

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  41. I twittered

    hellrzr(at)juno(dot)com

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  42. I am following your blog

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  43. I subscribed to your email.

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  44. I subscribed to your rss feed.

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  45. My daughter has one and they really do work. So, now I want one for myself. carolmathesen@gmail.com

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  46. I subscribe to your newsletter. carolmathesen@gmail.com

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  47. I would love to have a PUR pitcher. Thanks for the chance!

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  48. I would love a chance to win. I don't drink my tap because we have hard water, and it always looks a little cloudy. This would be great. Thank you.

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  49. I would love to win this too! I want to cut out the use of bottled water around here.

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  50. Oh! Please enter me! I would love to have one of these! My tap water is GROSS!! Thanks for the contest!

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  51. I love having a water filtration system and having a pitcher in the fridge is so handy!

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  52. I subscribe via Google Reader

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  53. I'm an email subscriber

    glass.stephanie(at)gmail(dot)com

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  54. Hi, I'm a new email subscriber.
    lvjuneau at yahoo dot com

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  55. Following you on Twitter (Aarrghhhh)

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  56. Tweeted the contest, too!
    http://twitter.com/aarrghhhh/status/7290408075

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  57. I would love for you to include me in your contest. I could really use this water purifier.
    dksugarpaws@yahoo.com

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  58. I subscribed to Frugally Blonde by email.
    dksugarpaws@yahoo.com

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  59. I subscribe in Google Reader. opo16[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  60. Like you, we're trying to live more frugally and green. This would help us do that!

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  61. I would love to win!

    egreca at hotmail dot com

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  62. Love this item!!!

    jillhaden at gmail dot com

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  63. I would love to win this. I love what they do
    Thank you
    tatertot374@sbcglobal.net

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  64. I subscribe
    Thank you
    tatertot374@sbcglobal.net

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  65. tweet
    http://twitter.com/tatertot374/status/7350624286
    Thank you
    tatertot374@sbcglobal.net

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  66. im suscribed! yay! :-D

    slippergirl04@yahoo.com

    im so glad i got a chance to win this... ive been wanting one for a while.

    thank you :)

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  67. This would be great for us. And would save us a ton of money as opposed to buying bottled water.
    Thank you so much for the chnace to win.

    jweezie43[at]aol[dot]com

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  68. I am subscribed via email as jweezie43[at]aol[dot]com.

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  69. I am a RSS Subscriber via Google Reader.

    jweezie43[at]aol[dot]com

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  70. I'm following you on Twitter and tweeted: http://twitter.com/hawaiismn/status/7386335917

    hawaiismn(at)gmail(dot)com

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  71. I would love to win the Pitcher - thanks so much for offering this giveaway! :)

    hawaiismn(at)gmail(dot)com

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  72. I'm a subscriber, via Google Reader.

    hawaiismn(at)gmail(dot)com

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  73. I would love to win this, thanks for the chance!

    Hotsnotty2@hotmail.com

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  74. Following you on Twitter

    http://twitter.com/tamintx5/status/7393609192

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  75. What a wonderful charity! Thanks for the giveaway. pamelashockley(AT)netscape(DOT)net

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  76. I would love for you to include me in your contest. Thanks!

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  77. I love this Love this item.

    Kuda1976(at)mail(dot)ru

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  78. I love this item! Thanks!

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  79. I'd love to have one, my old one broke and my water here tastes terrible

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  80. Subscribe to RSS feed on MyYahoo reader

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  81. Twitter follower - @Ziggywag
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    Tweet http://twitter.com/Ziggywag/status/7401510199

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  82. This is so much better than buying bottled water. would love to win.

    tmh29141 at hotmail dot com

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  83. i would love to win this.:-) Lubica
    lubaska dot k at gmail dot com

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  84. That's good to hear that PUR is involved in charity work with underprivileged communities. I have been looking at their pitchers but have not bought one yet. Thank you for the chance to win.

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  85. I live out in the country with well water and it is terrible. I would love to have this

    jason(at)allworldautomotive(dot)com

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  86. I've been drinking bottle water for years, but I think its time I tried filter water for both economical and enviromental reasons.

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  87. I would love to have one of these lezanac@yahoo.com

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  88. I wouldl love to try this. I have 8 people in my family and buy bottled water really adds up. Something new to try for the new year.

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  89. This would save me so much money long term. Bottled water can really add up and is such a waste.
    kirbycolby at gmail dot com

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  90. I hate the filter on my kitchen sink faucet. It's cumbersome, and horrible to change the filters. This would simplify things greatly!

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  91. C;ean water is important for all. It is good to see this project.

    president(dot)peaches(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  92. The Children's Safe Drinking Water Program is such a great thing and needed. Glad that PUR is affiliated with it. Thanks for the giveaway. would love to win.

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  93. subscribe to RSS feed by Google Reader. Thanks!

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  94. I had a competitor's similar item several years ago and it was OK. This PUR one seems to be constructed better and I am sure you will get more satisfying results.
    garyco@roadrunner.com

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  95. I would love to have one of these.
    shawnac68@hotmail.com

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  96. I need one of these, since my car is broke down and I can't get to the local spring like I used tol

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  97. i would love to win this!
    amwysoc@ilstu.edu

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  98. Such a great item. My brother and his wife had one and said they were going to let me use it when I went off to college, but they couldn't find it :(
    Amanda Barnes
    amandakbarnes90@gmail.com

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  99. Thanks for the chance, these look great!
    hawkgirl_16{at}hotmail{dot}com

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  100. Awesome blog and thank you for the giveaway!....I would love to win!.... =]

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  101. Thanks for the giveaway - I'd love to try one of these!

    emily(dot)cibelli(at)gmail(dot)com

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  102. I love drinking water, so this would be a great way to always have clean water in my house!

    jennylovesjeff (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  103. i could really use this pitcher!

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  104. Happy January!

    theyyyguy@yahoo.com

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  105. I've never had a filtration system for my home. This one seems simple but purposeful and thats a good thing if you ask ,me.
    lighthousee27(at)gmail.com

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  106. Subscribed by email, lighthousee27(at)gmail.com

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  107. subscribed by RSS feed. lighthousee27{at}gmail.com

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  108. Following you on Twitter (id- litehouse27) & Tweeted.

    http://twitter.com/litehouse27/status/7456062389

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  109. I would love to win!
    heatherstamper09@aol.com

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  110. I subscribe by email

    periwinklegirl04(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  111. I follow you on twitter and I tweeted this contest. periwinklegirl4

    http://twitter.com/periwinklegirl4/statuses/7461046369

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  112. We live in the country and use well water. I would love to win this for purified drinking water.

    periwinklegirl04@yahoo.com

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  113. I've always wanted to try one of these.
    gsm57@yahoo.com

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  114. Great prize, thanks for the contest!

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  115. We could use a new pitcher!

    stormraven at gmail dot com

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  116. We were just talking about getting one of these for work!
    Thanks for the giveaway,
    gordyneve(at)yahoo.com

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  117. I follow you on Twitter @ivansmom60 and tweeted
    http://twitter.com/ivansmom60/statuses/7464011842

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  118. This PUR pitcher would be great for my family. We need to drink more water.

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  119. I would love to have this. We "kicked the bottle" last year and started carrying reuseable water bottles. I've heard great things about this water pitcher and I'd sure put it to good use.
    dontaskme22(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  120. Subscribed to feed
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  121. Following on twitter: momunion
    tweet: http://twitter.com/momunion/status/7464456720
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  122. Email newsletter subscriber: dontaskme22(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  123. Results of a recent study suggest that Pensacola, Florida has the worst water in the world. Okay, maybe not in the world, but it's pretty bad, so I could really use this PUR pitcher.

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  124. This would be really nice to use I have cut down on buying water i would love to completely if it really tase better from the pitcher

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  125. I would love this started back on a new chemo pill and have to drink water. Our water has a lot of iron in it, would love the pitcher.

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  126. follow you on twitter and tweeted http://twitter.com/smalltownmoms/status/7470406369

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  127. I could use one of these for my new apartment!
    cassandraisawinner@gmail.com

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  128. I'm an e-mail suscriber, please enter me!

    seurick(at)comcast.net

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  129. We could seriously use a new water pitcher for our apartment!

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  130. I follow you on twitter here's my tweet http://twitter.com/Lstixrud/status/7470819928

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  131. I would love one of these for my home. My friend has one and it is great. Thanks for the chance.
    mightynaynay(at)cs.com

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  132. This looks like a really nice pitcher!

    efricke01 [at] yahoo [dot] com

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  133. I'd love one of these pitchers!
    digicat{AT}sbcglobal{DOT}net

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  134. I subscribe to your blog via e-mail
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  135. We have horrible tap water, so could really use it!

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  136. We have rusty water so this would be great!

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  137. http://twitter.com/kngmckellar/status/7477159237

    follow on twitter and tweeted

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  138. I would love a new PUR water filtration pitcher. Filtered water is a must! Thank you

    Sheree
    sweepermom@comcast.net

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  139. Thank you for the AWESOME GIVEAWAY.. Please count me in :)

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  140. http://twitter.com/klp1965/status/7479210318

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  141. We need this. My husband and oldest son drinks a lot of water. I would feel more comfortable with this. Thank you

    candieluster(at)gmail(dot)ocm

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  142. After having visited other parts of the world, I have never again taken clean drinking water for granted.

    ladcraig at gmail dot com

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  143. Love to try this product out. Thanks!

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  144. I stopped buying bottled water because of the environmental impact but I'm not totally trusting of our tap water. I've been keeping pitchers of filtered water in the fridge for years, and my current pitcher certainly could use replacement. I'd love to win! Thanks for the giveaway.

    wandapanda at live dot com

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  145. Email subscriber.
    wandapanda at live dot com

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  146. RSS subscriber in Google Reader.
    Wanda
    wandapanda at live dot com

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  147. Following FrugallyBlonde on Twitter as TantaDesChiens.

    TWEET!
    http://twitter.com/TantaDesChiens/status/7484253006

    wandapanda at live dot com

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  148. This is a great filtering pitcher and you are bringing attention to a great cause.
    titletowntreasures(AT)yahoo(DOT)com

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  149. email subscriber-titletowntreasures(AT)yahoo(DOT)com

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  150. RSS feed subscriber-packerfantimmy(AT)yahoo(DOT)com

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  151. Twitter follower & tweeted.... http://twitter.com/packerfantimmy/status/7484699173
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  152. This works great on well water!
    akted[at]gmail[dot]com

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  153. I signed up for your emails
    aktedd[at]gmail[dot]com

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  154. I buy bottled water but I would love to win this to use instead!

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  155. I would love to win a water filter.
    magic5905@embarqmail.com

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  156. Always wanted a water pitcher.
    emmy5905@embarqmail.com

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  157. This would help us from buying plastic water bottles..Awesome gvwy thanks..
    timdm4675@yahoo.com

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  158. Follow and tweet:
    http://twitter.com/tim4675/status/7489134546

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  159. I would love to win this. The water in my town tastes like crud.

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  160. I've been wanting to try one of these.

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  161. woud be a good product for my family

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  162. The pitcher is my fave.
    Diane Baum
    esldiane@gmail.com

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  163. I would love to win this PUR Pitcher. I want to serve my family water that is great and safe. garrettsambo@aol.com

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  164. I love clean water this look great :)Thanks for the contest

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  165. I would love to win the water pitcher. It would save us alot of money.

    cloud10277@hotmail.com

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  166. This would make a great addition to my house for my family...celeste22067@yahoo.com

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  167. This would be great at our house.
    We go through alot of bottled water.
    Our city water has been tested to not be the safest in the world 2 drink.
    I have cystinuria so I have 2 drink around 2 gallons of fluid a day.
    ty 4 the entry into this awesome giveaway.

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  168. This is a very nice pitcher and I would love to have it.
    ncschools at yahoo dot com

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  169. I follow you on twitter and I tweeted.
    http://twitter.com/ncschools/status/7501065558

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  170. This would be nice to have, since my drinking water has so many chemicals in it. Thanks for having the contest!

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  171. I would love to win this pitcher as I hate the taste of our tap water.

    longbarb1@aol.com

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  172. Thanks for the giveaway...Our water tastes like ____ (rhymes with tap).

    senorpiero [at] yahoo [dot] com

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  173. Following via Twitter: @brianpiero

    Tweeted: http://twitter.com/brianpiero/status/7503438876

    senorpiero [at] yahoo [dot] com

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  174. would love a PUR pitcher

    debbiebellows[at]gmail[dot]com

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  175. i just subscribed by email

    debbiebellows[at]gmail[dot]com

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  176. i also subscribed to your feed in my google reader

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  177. just started following you on twitter
    @bellows22 and
    I tweeted about the giveaway

    debbiebellows[at]gmail[dot]com

    http://twitter.com/bellows22/status/7505742942

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