Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Avitae Caffinated Water Review & Giveaway

I recently sampled some Avitae caffeinated water.  What drew me to it?  The concept of getting caffeine by drinking water instead of how I usually get it - by drinking soda pop.  I don't *really* need those extra calories, but I generally don't like the taste of diet. Avitae's caffeinated water means zero calories (versus the 210 calories per bottle in my preferred soda....) and a nice pick me up.  210 calories per bottle times two bottles per day adds up to 153,300 calories per year (approximately 44 pounds).

Good to know: there's only 45 mg of caffeine in the whole bottle, fairly comparable to soda (and less than coffee, by the way.)

What surprised me about Avitae?

It tasted just like water, plain old water!  Somehow I had it in my head that because it contained caffeine, that there would be a different taste to it.  Nope!  It was actually quite refreshing. 

My husband's take

You might not want to chug the water.  He drank his bottle rather quickly and was surprised to find himself just slightly jittery.  Normally, he nurses his coffee or soda, but he drank the water right down in thirst.  When I questioned whether he thought the very mild case of the jitters was enough to make him never want Avitae again, he said no.  He would just not drink the whole bottle all at once.

Buy it! 

Avitae is available both online and in some convenience stores.  Use this locator to find a store near you, which brings me to....

Win it!

One lucky person will win a four pack of Avitae to quench their thirst!  Here's how you enter:

Mandatory entry!  Use the locator link above and tell me (by leaving a comment) which store nearest to you sells Avitae.  This entry is mandatory and you must do this entry to make the other additional entries count!  Don't forget to tell me where it is sold near you. 

Additional entries (leave a separate comment for each action):
  • Follow Avitae on Twitter
  • Like Avitae on Facebook and leave them a comment there telling them Pinching Abe from Making Ends Meet sent you!  Leave a comment here too.
  • Follow me on Twitter
  • Become my Google Friend (or tell me if we're already best buds!)
  • Tweet my giveaway link (only once per day, please leave me a link to your status) by tweeting: Win a 4-pack of Avitae caffeinated water at Making Ends Meet! http://tinyurl.com/28yb7qr
That's it!  This giveaway will end on August 5, 2010 at 11:59 PM.  No late entries!   Winner will be selected via Random.org and will have 48 hours to respond, else I will need to choose an alternate winner.  Open to US only, and you just be 18 or older to enter.   If you have any questions, please contact me.

Disclosure:  I was provided with a complimentary product sample to facilitate this review.  The opinions stated herein are 100% my own (or my husband's).  Avitae also provided product and other information.
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