Primo makes high-quality home and office water dispensers and 5-gallon bottled water. Now, I’ll be honest, I was originally skeptical about bringing on Primo as a sponsor, because their water is delivered in plastic bottles, and I know some of my readers might have concerns about the plastic. However, many, many people still buy individual, single-use bottles of water. Not only is the price crazy (ounce for ounce, it’s often more expensive than gasoline!), but it’s incredibly wasteful (and still in plastic). Most of those bottles aren’t even recycled, ending up in landfills, or worse, the “Great Pacific Ocean Garbage Patch.”
I’m also a fan of tap water, but tap water doesn’t taste good everywhere, and there are some places where the tap water may not be safe to drink long-term. Under-counter filters can help, but they too generate waste and don’t usually filter everything (most are just carbon filters that help with taste, but not safety). Home reverse osmosis filters are another option, but they’re quite expensive and require maintenance too.
In contrast, Primo’s refillable 5-gallon jugs are reused up to 40 times before they’re ultimately recycled. That means each Primo bottle delivers roughly 1,500 times the amount of water than a single-serve bottle. So if you’re drinking something other than straight tap water, then Primo is a great option – and definitely far, far better than single-serve plastic bottles.
How does Primo work? You simply buy one or two pre-filled five-gallon jugs (at over 12,000 retail locations in the United States and Canada), and then once you’ve consumed all that water, you can either exchange the jug for another pre-filled one, or do a “self fill” at one of their 4,000 refill stations.
Here’s the filtration process for the pre-filled exchange bottles:
Of course, it’s tricky to pour a glass of water directly out of a 5-gallon jug. That’s why Primo also sells a variety of dispensers. And that’s where our giveaway comes in.
The Grand Prize
One lucky winner will receive a Primo Hot & Cold Bottom Loading water dispenser (plus two 5-gallon water jug coupons to get you started).
By putting the jug at the bottom (instead of the old-school top-loading dispensers), it’s easier to refill — and far more attractive.
The dispenser sells for $199.99, and the reusable jugs for $13.44, so the grand prize total value is over $225!
Three More Winners
Three lucky winners will receive a Primo Countertop Ceramic Water Crock Dispenser (plus two 5-gallon water jug coupons). They’re attractive, don’t need to be plugged in, and especially handy if you don’t have enough floorspace for a freestanding dispenser.
The ceramic dispenser sells for $39.99, and the reusable jugs for $13.44, so each of these prizes is worth over $66!
Enter here to win one of four Primo Water dispensers
Start by taking the October Unprocessed pledge if you haven’t already. Then, use the Rafflecopter widget below to enter the drawing. After that, you’ll be able to get bonus entries by following the steps in the widget.
The Giveaway is open to residents of the U.S. and Canada… and ends at 11:59pm Pacific on Tuesday, October 10. Good luck!