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Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Fill Your Own with Giveaway **Closed**

It all started when my husband asked for a birthday present... "I would like our household to be greener and not use disposable plastic water bottles. Can you find us some bottles that we can refill on our own?" was his request.

So I researched our options for glass, aluminum and stainless steel and presented him with the available options. We liked aspects of different bottles, but not one had everything we were hoping for. "You could do better" was his comment to me... and so I thought about it.

A week later, Fill Your Own Inc was born. We wanted practical every-day-use water bottles that were also eco-friendly, healthy and safe. We designed our bottles with our 4-year-old daughter in mind which meant quality was very important. And of course, the caps had to be leak proof. Unknowingly, our daughter tested this for us by sleeping with the prototype bottle and yes, her bed was completely dry in the morning.

We also wanted being 'green' to be fun and stylish - we added beautiful artwork to the exterior of our water bottles. Whether for kids or adults, our four different bottle sizes and three different caps are perfect for everyone. We are very proud of our bottles and want to add them to your lifestyle.

Our stainless steel water bottles -
-are from quality 18-8 grade stainless steel (#304)
-use new polypropylene, PP #5 for plastic caps
-are BPA free and phthalates free
-are 100% recyclable
-designed by local artists
-offer 3 types of leak proof caps caps: straw cap, sports spout cap and a twist cap with carabiner
-come in four convenient sizes
-are independently tested in Canada to ensure health, safety, and no leaching
-are carbon neutral and environmentally friendly

We got to try out two of Fill Your Owns bottles. A 350ml Puddle Jumper bottle for Brandon and a 500ml Puppy Power bottle. I love the designs on these bottles. They are playful and fun but no babyish so it really can grow with your child.

Kristina loved hers and wanted to use it right away. Brandon liked his as well but was a bit more patient. I loved the wide mouth and that Brandon, especially, had a straw. He felt like a big boy because it had a straw. Its like a non leaking big boy cup. The only time it leaked was when the lip was off and it was being shaken upside down. With the lid on though you could shake it as hard as you could and it wouldn't leak a drop. Its nice to know that it could roll around in the van and not leak juice all over the place.

Speaking of the lid, it was very easy to open and close. Brandon quite enjoyed opening and closing it. The only bummer is that we have tile floor and its very hard on things, like our sippy cups. They end up thrown on the floor all the time. Sadly the lid of Brandon's cup broke. This has happened many other times with many other sippy cups, so its not the cup, just our darn floor.

Fill Your Own has offered to giveaway one 750ml bottle to one winner. They will get the Green Pocket Person bottle.

To Enter:
Go to Fill your Own and tell me what your favorite bottle is called
(This must be done for any additional entries to count)

Additional Entries:

- Publicly follow Fun and Funky Mommy
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- Blog about this giveaway (and leave me the link)

***** Contest will end on December 5th at 8:00 PM. I will use Random.org to choose the winner, email the winner and post the winners name on Fun and Funky Mommy. The winner will have 72 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. Make sure that your profile is set to public or that you include your email in your comments because if I can't get a hold of you you can't win! Contest open to USA and Canada *****

59 comments:

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I like Butterflies!

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Kim said...

LOVE: Hanging Out (code: 750CL001)

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LOVE the Bamboo Zen

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judybrittle said...

I really like Puppy Power. That is really cute! Thank you!

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I like the Panda bottle!

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Ash said...

I like the Butterflies one!

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Kara's mom said...

I like the butterflies

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Sher said...

My favorite bottle is the Hanging Out!

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My favourite bottle is bamboo zen

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theacockerton said...

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i really like the bamboo zen
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Don't be Koi

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Belinda M said...

My favorite is the 750ml Don't Be Koi


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