Tuesday, September 1, 2009

PUR Flavor Options Pitcher - Review (Giveaway Closed)

In my family, we're drinking more water than ever. We've cut way back on our intake of sugary drinks for reasons of health and frugality. But I've found it a challenge to drink enough tap water--and the more I hear about contaminants in tap water, the less I want to drink it! We have city water, so I know that the water company checks for specific contaminants. I'm confident that our tap water meets all the legal requirements for safe drinking water. However, it's simply impossible to test for every potential contaminant, and an extra filtration step just makes sense.

Enter the PUR Flavor Options Pitcher. It filters out common contaminants--while not removing the fluoride--and leaves the water tasting fresh and clean. I think the result tastes like bottled water, and I find that I'm drinking a lot more water now that we're using the PUR pitcher.

The other special feature of the PUR Flavor Options Pitcher is the option to add flavor--or not--to each glass you pour. When the flavor cartridge is inserted, you simply press the button to add flavor. Each press of the button adds just a little flavor, so you can adjust the intensity of the flavor by the number of times you press the button. The flavors are sweetened with acesulfame K and sucralose, so you get the sweetness without calories or carbohydrates. I like the lemon flavor, but I love that it's an option: I use it about every third glass of water, and the rest of my family prefers unflavored water all the time.

I haven't comparison-shopped for the pitcher, the replacement filters, or the flavor cartridges, but the Amazon prices will give you an idea of the cost:



While using the PUR Flavor Options Pitcher obviously costs more than drinking unfiltered tap water, it's far less expensive than drinking bottled water all the time. You can even bottle your own water, and PUR estimates that you can save up to $600 a year. For my family, I think that the health benefits--drinking cleaner water and drinking more water--are worth the cost.




If you'd like to try the PUR Flavor Options Pitcher, you have two choices:

Buy it at Amazon or one of the many retailers that sell PUR products. I just searched for local retailers on the PUR website and found listings for Kmart, Bed Bath & Beyond, Walmart, and Sears, as well as the pharmacies, home improvement stores, and warehouse stores.

Win it - Thanks to PUR, one Frugal Creativity reader will win a PUR Flavor Options Pitcher.

This giveaway is closed. Congratulations, Bridget!

If you'd like to win, just leave a comment with the flavor you would most like to try. Be sure to leave a way for me to contact you. Limit 1 entry by this method. This must be done in order to qualify for extra entries.

Here's how you can earn additional entries (please leave one comment per entry):



  • Leave a comment to tell me which benefit of filtered water (saving money, reducing waste in landfills, drinking cleaner water, etc.) most appeals to you. (1 entry)
  • Follow me on Twitter and tweet about this giveaway (include @FC_Melissa in your tweet). (1 entry per day)
  • Subscribe to my feed in a feed reader or by email. Leave an extra comment to let me know you've done this. If you already subscribe, leave a comment to let me know. (1 entry)
  • Blog about this giveaway with a link back to this post. Leave a comment with a link to your blog post. (1 entry)
More details: Open to residents of USA, age 18 or older. Giveaway ends 9/15/09 at noon (Eastern time). Winner will be chosen by the random number generator at Random.org. Winner will be contacted by email and must claim the prize within 72 hours, or another winner will be chosen. Void where prohibited.

Disclosure: I received the PUR Flavor Options Pitcher and a 2-pack of flavor cartridges, at no cost to me, for review purposes. I had the opportunity to participate in this review and giveaway because of my membership at The Product Review Place.

94 comments :

  1. About all I drink anymore is water. I was drinking alot of diet coke just because it says diet doesn't mean it helps you lose weight. But I hate our tap water. So it would definetly be for cleaner water. Lemon or strawberry would be the flavor I would like to try.

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  2. I would LOVE to win this! Please enter me :) The saving money one is what makes me happy!

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  3. I would love to try the strawberry flavor!

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  4. I subscribe by email.

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  5. Saving money appeals to me the most!

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  6. I would love to try strawberry

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  7. I like the purity of filtered water

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  9. Drinking cleaner water is appealing to me.

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  10. Drinking water that is more pure & helping the enviroment.

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  11. Twitter follower & tweet

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  13. Please enter me! :)
    Flavor: strawberry

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  14. I'd love to try the lemon
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  15. drinking cleaner water really appeals to me. oheeyore at hotmail dot com

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  17. I'd like the lemon.

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  18. Thanks for the chance to win! I would most like to try the peach flavor!

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  19. Saving money is most important to me! I can't believe how much we spend on bottled water!

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  20. Yum! I'd love to try the strawberry flavor.

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  21. I like that filtered water cuts down on waste in landfills - plastic bottles are expensive and so wasteful!

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  22. Raspberry! Definitely my favorite flavor. :)
    TitaniaBlossoms@hotmail.com

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  23. And we have well water, so filtering the water we drink is a must. I typically take the filtered water and add flavor to it, by having this pitcher I'd be eliminating the extra step! :)
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  24. Saving money... but all the rest are great reasons too!
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  25. This is a great idea to save $. We'd like to try the strawberry flavor.

    Laura in TX
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  26. I like saving money not buying the flavored drinks!
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  27. Great product!

    tanyashah31@yahoo.com

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  28. I'd like to try the Raspberry flavor.

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  29. The miney saving aspect appeals to me the most.

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  30. According to the little quiz thing on the site, my falvor is crystal clear, but I would love to try the peach.
    Thanks for doing the giveaway!
    -Leslie

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  31. I'd like to try lemon flavor !

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  32. I would love to try the lemon flavor. I love putting lemon slices or lemon juice in my water.
    talonsmom731 at gmail dot com

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  33. The benefits of drinking cleaner water and saving money both appeal to me the most.
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  34. I am following on Twitter and tweeted: http://twitter.com/talonsmom731/statuses/3801023996
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  35. I blogged about this giveaway: http://goyay.blogspot.com/2009/09/pur-flavor-options-pitcher-giveaway.html
    talonsmom731 at gmail dot com

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  36. This would be perfect for me - I need to invest in a pitcher since our normally good tap water has been tasting not-so-great recently. As for what appeals to me about it - everything you mentioned! Saves money, saves water bottles from hitting the landfill, and keeps cold, great tasting water on hand. Thanks for the giveaway!

    ~Beeb
    supercoupongirl AT gmail.com

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  37. I would love to try their Lemon flavor.
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  38. The number one benefit of filtered water is not filling up the landfills with all of the plastic bottles that I buy every week.
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  39. I am a subscriber by email.
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  40. After checking out the site and playing the addictive game, I would love to try out the strawberry flavor...

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  41. the benefit to me would be filtered water, free of contaminants

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  42. I would love to try the peach flavor
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  43. I like the fact that you can save $600 a year using Pur filtered water.
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  44. twitter follower and tweeted
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  45. email subscriber
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  46. daily tweet
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  48. I'd love to try the raspberry flavor! I used to drink Fruit20 and always liked the hint of berry.

    Fingers crossed! ;)
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  49. I think the most appealing benefit is the cleaner water... I usually drink tap water anyway, to avoid costs and waste. The flavor option would be a huge bonus too!

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  50. Subscribed via email now!! ;) Looking forward to your posts... and I'd love to have you check out my blog sometime too!

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  51. I think the Lemon sounds most refreshing.

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  52. The benefit of filtered water that most appeals to me is drinking cleaner water.

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  53. Follow on Twitter and tweeted:

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  54. I'm an e-mail subscriber.

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  55. daily tweet
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  56. i would love to try strawberry!

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  57. i love drinking water not only to save money but its also healthier!
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  58. I drink lots of water and unfortunately it's lots of bottled water so I would definitely say reducing landfill waste. :)

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  59. I follow you on Twitter and tweeted about the giveaway...

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  60. The Lemon flavor looks great! Thanks for the chance.

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  61. I would like the grape, my hubby would definitely go for the raspberry and my boys would like them all!

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  62. Many benefits - adding flavor to the water without adding extra calories is cool. Using less plastic bottles is great for the ecosystem, and saving money is great for the budget. Plus, our tap water is okay for cooking and brushing teeth, but for drinking I just don't like the taste of it. So improved taste thanks to the filtering and/or flavoring would be the best benefit to me. It would help me drink more water!

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  63. Drinking cleaner water is the most important thing for me and my kids. Here in LA our tap is sooo gross, it comes out with little pebbles and black soot!

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  64. I'd like to try the lemon flavor.

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  65. I love drinking water, but can't stand drinking nonfiltered. As well as saving on plastic waste.

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  66. This sounds awesome! I'd love to try either peach or raspberry.

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  67. Blogged about the giveaway here.
    Thanks for doing the giveaway!
    -Leslie
    carykhepburn@yahoo.com

    P.S. The Anonymous post September 5 @ 2:08p.m. was me. I was silly and forgot to include my e-mail address. Sorry!
    Thanks again!

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  68. Having a pitcher to filter out water would save me money at work. I bring bottled water now and reuse the bottle all day. This would help by not having the bottle at all and saving the landfill.

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  70. It's definitely about the cleaner water for me, but I've got to say I'm so glad I'm not purchasing cases of water bottle anymore!

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  71. I'd love to try the lemon flavor - I love lemon water and am trying to cut back on bottled water.
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  72. I'd like to try the Raspberry. Thanks!
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  73. The benefit I like best is clean drinking water.Thanks!
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  74. I'd like to try the Rasberry flavor the most, I love Rasberry!

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  75. I like that this will save my family money, AND that I know we will be drinking clean, good water best!

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  76. Email subscriber

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  77. Follow and tweeted-
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  78. I would like to try the strawberry

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  79. drinking cleaner water for sure!

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  80. Strawberry water sounds good to me

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  81. I choose filtered water over bottle for the environment and my pocket book

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  82. brand new subscriber through google reader

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  83. following on twitter

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  84. I would love to try the strawberry!
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  85. I subscribe!
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  86. What most appeals to me about filtered water is that it saves me money and it's better for the environment!
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  87. I follow you on Twitter and Tweeted! http://twitter.com/tobinsmommy08/status/3993173099
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