Tuesday, April 17, 2012

ZeroWater Review and Giveaway!


I don't know about you, but I don't like drinking tap water.  I just don't like the taste.  In our home we either drink the water from the filtration system in our refrigerator or we drink bottled water. 

But why do so many people not like the taste of tap water?  I think most people are aware that not all tap water tastes the same.  I would say that every home has water with a distinct taste.  And as a person who usually orders water at restaurants, I can say that I have had some pretty bad tasting water!!

Well, if you can't taste the stand either, and have been looking for a way to save money, and the environment, by not buying bottled water, I have a solution - ZeroWater!


ZeroWater filters produce the only filtered water that meets the FDA definition for Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) in purified bottled water. So you get purified-quality water without the plastic bottles or the high cost.

When you purchase a ZeroWater pitcher, it comes with a TDS meter so you can test your water.  Below is a nice guide to see what could be in your water.  Yuk! 


 We ran three tests.  The first was on our tap water.  It had a TDS reading of 106.  According to their guide, that is about right for our region.


The second test we ran was on the filtration system in our refrigerator.  It had a TDS reading of 86.  That's better than the average conventional filtered water, but still kinda grosses me out, and is really not that far from the tap water. 


Then we tested the ZeroWater.  It had a TDS reading of 0.  


The ZeroWater Pitcher is very easy to use.  Simply fill the water reservoir and the water goes through the filter into the pitcher.  


It fits in the fridge fine and when it is too heavy to lift, there is a water dispenser I can use.


My Thoughts:  I think the ZeroWater pitcher works great and I really like having the TDS Meter to test water.  I'm even thinking of carrying it with me when we go out.  That would be a fun experiment.  

I was surprised at how slow the water is filtered to the pitcher but found out that it is regulated that way to ensure the water has enough time to pass through each filtering stage and be cleaned thoroughly.  So I just fill the water reservoir, put the lid on, and place it in the fridge while it filters through.


Find Out More:  You can find out more online at ZeroWater.  The 10-Cup Pitcher, which includes 1 filter and 1 TDS Meter sells for $34.99.  Additional filters are $29.99 for two.  Also use coupon code MC30, which will give you 30% off a 10 Cup ZeroWater pitcher!!  You can sign up to receive more coupons online.  You can also find ZeroWater on Facebook.

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GIVEAWAY!!

So, here's how TWO lucky readers will win a ZeroWater pitcher!  For each comment, you will get one (1) entry.

1. Leave a comment telling me why you would like to win

2. Follow my blog using Google Friend Connect

3. Subscribe to my blog by email through Feedburner

4. Like Our Homeschool Reviews on Facebook

5. Like ZeroWater on Facebook.

6. Follow me on Twitter @OurHSReviews

7. Post about this giveaway on your blog or Facebook

8. Tweet about this giveaway up to once a day:  I entered to #win a #ZeroWater Pitcher @OurHSReviews http://ourhomeschoolreviews.blogspot.com/2012/04/zero-water-review-and-giveaway.html #Giveaway ends 4/25

**Remember to please leave a separate comment for each entry**

Contest ends on Wednesday, April 25, 2012 at 11:59 EST.  The winner will be chosen by Random.org.  This contest is open to U.S. residents who are 18 or older.  If I am unable to reach the winner by email within 48 hours, an alternate winner will be selected.  Your entry is only valid if you include a way for me to contact you (either an email address in your comment or on your profile).  The winner's name will be obtained and publicly announced.  The number of eligible entries determines the odds of winning.  No purchase is necessary to win and this contest is void where prohibited by law. 

Disclosure:   I wrote this review while participating in a blog tour by Mom Central Consulting www.momcentral.com/mcc on behalf of ZeroWater and received a water pitcher to facilitate my review, two pitchers to giveaway, and extra filters to thank me for taking the time to participate.


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Laura Lane

Our water tastes so bad, I have to buy bottled.

Wendi

We use a Brita pitcher right now...I'd love to try out this one :)

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eclairre

I 'd like to switch away from bottled and go towards eco-friendly alternatives.

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corey1971

I don't really like the taste of tap water, but I feel guilty for buying all those plastic bottles, so this would be great! (Corey Olomon)(olomon@hotmail.com)

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Lis

I'd like to try this out (Compare to our Brita Filter) AND I think that the TDS meter would satisfy some of the scientist in me. :)

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Debbie

I'd like to try this. It sounds like a very high quality filter.

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Felicia B

I do not like drinking tap water, and I am hoping this would save me money on bottled water!

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Kim

I'd like to see how good that water tastes too. :-)

Kim

#2 I do.

Kim

#3 too.

Kim

#4--Yep! :-)

Kim

#7....going to do that now.

Anonymous

we've been using zero wter for over 2 years and I wouldn't use any other kind of filter for my water!

ellen b

I would love to win - our well water never gets tested
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Lisa

I would like to win the ZeroWater pitcher because I do not like the taste of our tap water. I too use bottled water when I have to for outings. I drink water everyday and it would be so refreshing to have GOOD tasting water!

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I already LIKED ZeroWater on Facebook :) Thanks to them, I found your blog!

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Catherine

Would love to win. We live in a city. CUrrently I boil our water. Can't bring my self to pay for bottled.
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Catherine

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The Crazy Mom

I was very impressed with the test you did!

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Kendra Gillilan

We have to filter water
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burmmy77

I have such nasty water at my house and we only buy bottled water. This would be great!
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Farrah Shumway

I want to win because where I live in CA the water is terrible! We have very hard water & way to many chemicals & yucky stuff in it. The water taste Horrible & I always feel guilty drinking from bottled water because the effect on the enviroment. I could use this! I would feel better about my kids drinking water!

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Ashley

I'd like to win, because I've heard good things about this filter/dispenser.

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Kristin W.

Recently moved to a new state and don't like the taste of the water here, so I need this!

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Sherri

You have no idea how I need this! I have cracked two of the popular brand ones. This looks sturdy and I love the water tester.

Nicole22654

my water tastes icky

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Jennifer

i have to buy bottled water
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nikki bergin

I would like to win because I am pregnant and I will need to drink lots of water when I start breastfeeding!
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Lkay107

I don't like the taste of tap water, but I don't like all the waste of plastic water bottles, so I would love to try this.

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I would really love to win this because my family, and I are taking our eating and drinking habits very seriously these days. Winning this would give us a much easier way to drink water that is more healthy for us, and also save money at the same time. Thank you for giving us this chance to win such a useful prize!

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awhartness

I would like to win this because we have well water.

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Jennifer Clay

I would like to win because this looks like a great product and my husband loves anything that helps make our water taste better!
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I would love to win hopefully for a better tasting water
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Anonymous

I would love to win, our tap water doesnt even taste good using a pur filter!!

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Anonymous

I would love to try this because our water from the faucet is so horrible. reitzell7@aol.com

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Allison

We buy bottled water all the time because it seems like there is always boil water advisory in our area so this would def help.
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Nancy

I'd like to win because this would be a healthy way to drink more water.

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Mandi

I don't drink the tap water here, bottled/filtered water for me! Thanks!

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pmj

This would be a real saving for us.
We could drink the yucky tap water and not have to buy bottled water.
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I would love this, because I can't stand our water, so I find myself drinking tons of juice or going thirsty! Yikes!

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Erica

I'm curious about what's in our tap water, and I don't always feel like our Brita filter does much to clean it. I'd love to try this!

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Emily

I would like to win it so that I could give it to one of my siblings!

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Melissa

I want to win this because I drink a lot of water, especially bottled water.
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phxbne

our tap water is gross

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JoMoni10

Because our family drinks a lot of water and we have 2 growing boy and I want to make sure they get the best start at life as possible

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I would like to win, because my home is over 100 years old, and I worry about lead in the water.
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auntietina

I'd love to win this because our water doesn't just taste bad, it smells a little funny. I am also sick of buying bottle water.

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Candie L

I would love to win this because our water has a bad aftertaste. Thank you

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Mandy Kauffman

Our Brita Pitcher is getting pretty shoddy. I'd love to try this pitcher as a replacement!! Thanks for the giveaway! :)

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Niko

I would love to win so I can test to see if it is better than the Brita brand I currently have!

Thanks,
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MySimpleWalk.com

I would like to win because like you I don't like the taste of tap water!

Thanks for the chance to win
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kaseycone

I would like to win because our water tastes salty.

Jessica

I would love to win this because we are trying to drink more water but we don't always buy bottled water and the tap water tastes funny.

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[Whatever U are, be a good one!]

We usually drink tap water in our home, so I would love to try the new products that sound awesome, ZeroWater!
Thank You So Much for the great giveaway :-)
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