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Giveaway Swellness: Win a Month of Sapsucker


I’m always looking for ways to hydrate with less sugar; I love soft drinks but try to enjoy them in moderation and as I’ve mentioned in the past, I’m just not a fan of plain water (except for when I’m running). But a year ago (two years? everything is a blur lately the past while, eh?) I discovered Sapsucker and I’ve been a fan since!

Sapsucker is organic sparkling tree water that is naturally sweet. It’s also bubbly (so it satisfies my craving for a bit of fizz) and contains 46 naturally occurring minerals, vitamins and antioxidants. And I love that it’s sustainably harvested from Canadian maple trees in Ontario and is a female-founded company.

Love the can design as well, and the five flavours it comes in are all great (I can’t pick one favourite, they’re all tasty!): grapefruit, orange, lime, lemon and original.

And I’m so happy to have a one-month’s supply of Sapsucker (aka four 8-packs) to give away to one lucky winner! To get five entries, comment on this blog post about which flavour you think is the most tasty! And to get more entries, you can get the details on how to enter on Instagram on my post here.

Note: This giveaway is open to Canadian residents and ends 11:59 PM, Monday, March 14, 2022. The winner will be announced on my IG Stories Tuesday, March 15, 2022.

Oh, and if you don’t win this giveaway, you can get Sap Sucker at specialty grocery stores, and also Loblaws and Sobeys, and online at the Sap Shop.

Good luck!

9 Comments March 9, 2022

Healthy Swellness: Brita giveaway!


Who’s with me in that you struggle to hydrate well each day? I’m actually no longer convinced you need eight glasses of water daily (and if you’re ready to debate that with me, may I direct to this this New York Times article “No, You Do Not Have to Drink 8 Glasses of Water a Day”  written by a researcher who points out that that number comes from a study that people/mediastarting touting as a source ages ago but everyone seems to have ignored a key point to the findings.

That said, I do think I could afford to hydrate more often with water and less often with other beverages (juice, cocktails, wine, coffee). And I, of course, think you need to hydrate adequately to keep your body functioning well.

One tool that helps me with drinking more water is my Brita. In the summer, a glass of cold, crisp water is such a relief on those humid, sticky days (especially when I get home from a run). And I appreciate that the Brita filters out impurities, which I think helps the water taste a bit purer and thus, makes me more likely to drink more of it.

Because I’m a Brita fan and because I’d like to help one of you hydrate better, and let’s all do our part in reducing the number of plastic water bottles ending up in landfills, I’ve got a fantastic Brita prize package to give away! The prize is valued at $100; here’s what it includes:

Here’s how to enter:

  1. Check out my Instagram post for this Brita giveaway and enter on Instagram (details are on the IG post).
  2. Get an additional entry by commenting on this blog post and sharing how you drink your Brita filtered water (Room temp? On ice? With a slice of lime? Cucumber?)

This giveaway ends at 11:59 p.m. EST on Wednesday, May 1, 2019. It is open to Canadian residents. The winner will be chosen at random and announced on my Instagram Stories.  The prize is awarded as is. I am operating this giveaway on my own and it is not associated with Instagram.

Here’s to happy hydrating!

20 Comments April 26, 2019

Healthy Swellness: Brita Longlast Filter


If you’ve followed me for a little while, you may know that I don’t drink very much water. Wine, cocktails, juices, coffee, tea but drinking water (other than during my runs) has always been a struggle.

Both my Bonne O and my SodaStream have helped, though, so I now happily hydrate more often. Not a lot by any means, but even just a glass or two a day (I now have about two a day) is very much an improvement for me.

Having filtered water has also helped, and I was happy to learn about Brita‘s new product, the Longlast Filter. Because if you’re anything like me, you’re maybe not so diligent about changing your Brita filter when you’re supposed to, and their BPA-Free Brita Longlast Filter ($39.99 for a pack of two filters) provides up to six months of filtering. That means you only have to change it twice a year—do it now with the new year here and you’re good until June!

This is three times longer than their standard filter, and this new filter is also able to filter out contaminants like lead, asbestos and cadmium from tap water (but it leaves in the fluoride, which, as you may know promotes dental health).

At the P&G roundtable I attended a couple of  months ago, we all talked about how drinking water is so important. Janet Tamo encouraged drinking plain tap water, but I need the bubbles and lime or lemon to make it a little more palatable, and I’m going to try to add drinking one cup with lemon in the a.m. as a new morning ritual (but I’m not giving up my coffee!).

The Brita Longlast Filter is in stores now, by the way, where you’d expect to find them (Amazon, Canadian Tire, Walmart, etc.).

Happy hydrating!


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