Monday, April 12, 2010
One of the easiest ways to reduce your carbon footprint and live a greener lifestyle is to stop buying water in disposable plastic bottles and use a refillable water bottle instead. We used to buy bottled water by the case, but a couple of years ago we could no longer ignore the damage we were doing to the environment. So we decided to take the plunge and break the plastic habit.
It wasn't easy, of course, but one of the things that helped was my decision to invest in some good quality reusable water bottles -- namely, SIGG water bottles. I really like them for a number of reasons: they're lightweight, they don't absorb the color or flavor of the liquid you put in it, cold water stays nice and cold in it, they're BPA-free, and they come in so many fun colors and designs. I love all our SIGG bottles and am fiercely protective of them; the kids know the easiest way to put me in a bad mood is to come home from school and tell me they've lost their SIGG bottle.
Speaking of designs, did you know that you can buy personalized SIGG water bottles on Cafe Press? I only discovered this last month when I was browsing around Cafe Press looking for a design to put on my Cafe Press organic tshirt, and I was so excited when I found out. It's truly the perfect present, because every family I know owns a SIGG bottle, and it's one of those things that you can never have too many of. Every time I'm at the kids' school I see kids with SIGG bottles, and they all have the same designs -- so I can't think of anyone who wouldn't want a personalized SIGG water bottle! And when Cafe Press invited me to try out their SIGG bottle designer -- and give away a second bottle here -- I knew it would make the perfect review and giveaway for Earth Day.
Cafe Press is the place for personalized items. You can find millions of personalized gifts at CafePress – for any topic, interest, or brand! They offer a multitude of styles, colors, sizes and designs for a multitude of products -- mugs, bumper stickers, bags, hats, umbrellas, baby onesies, hoodies, shirts -- and yes, even SIGG water bottles!
I'm so excited to have discovered the Cafe Press SIGG bottle designer! We all love to put a personal stamp on our belongings, and having a personalized SIGG bottle is so cool!! I love how you can use a Cafe Press SIGG bottle to express your personality -- there are so many designs you can choose.
Do you crochet? Cafe Press has a SIGG bottle for you. Do you knit/dance/barbecue/brew your own beer? Do you love monster trucks/calculus/Jackson Pollock/weed? Cafe Press has a SIGG bottle for you, too.
Come on, Twitter fans, I know you want this design. You know you want this design. If not this one, then one of the other 370 Twitter-related designs you can put on a SIGG bottle. If I made more money I'd probably end up ordering all 370 designs, but I decided to create my own custom SIGG bottle using the SIGG designer. It's so easy to use! Here's a rundown on how it works:
1) Go to the Cafe Press SIGG designer, choose your bottle size (0.6L or 1 L), and choose your design.
2) Add a custom message -- just type your text into the "Edit Message" box.
3) Some of the designs even allow you to add your own photo or jpeg image. You upload it from your computer, then use their editing tool to resize or move the photo.
4) That's it! Check the preview to make sure your design is just the way you want it, then add it to your cart. Cafe Press will make your SIGG water bottle exactly as you've specified!
Check out the SIGG bottle I created:
Cool, huh? What other design would you expect from Bonggamom? :) It has now taken its place of honor among all our other SIGG bottles -- but this one is MINE, and it's not ending up lost in some schoolyard lunch table!
If you're going to upload your own photo, make sure your photo has a high enough resolution -- except I'm not really sure what that resolution is, because the Cafe Press SIGG bottle designer doesn't specify.
The Bottom Line
You can help save the earth by drinking from SIGG water bottles instead of plastic bottles -- even better, you can help save the earth in style with a customized SIGG bottle from Cafe Press!
Win Your Own Customized SIGG Bottle from Cafe Press!
One Lucky Bonggamom Finds reader will win their very own 0.6-liter SIGG water bottle that they can customize with text and photos at Cafe Press!
To enter, simply go to CafePress, then leave a comment on this post and tell me which Sigg bottle design catches your fancy.
For extra entries, you can do any or all of the following, (you can only do each extra entry once; please leave a separate comment for each extra entry):
1) Write on the Cafe Press Facebook Wall, saying you've entered the Sigg bottle giveaway on Bonggamom Finds, and include a link to this giveaway (leave a comment here with your Facebook name).
2) Write on the Bonggamom Finds Facebook Wall, saying you've entered the Sigg bottle giveaway on Bonggamom Finds (leave a comment here with your Facebook name).
3) Follow Bonggamom Finds on Networked Blogs (leave a comment here with your Facebook name).
4) Tweet this giveaway (leave a comment with a link to your tweet):
Win a customized SIGG water bottle from @cafepress! Enter at @bonggafinds review blog: http://tinyurl.com/y3nzmjp #giveaway
5) Click on this link and enter the CafePress American Idol sweepstakes (leave a comment here telling me you've joined).
Maximum of 6 entries per person. This giveaway ends -- when else? -- on April 22, 2010, Earth Day (midnight PST); I will draw a winner at random on April 23 and post the winner's name as soon as the winner confirms acceptance. For additional giveaway rules, click here. Good luck!
Disclosure: I received a product sample, but was not paid to review the product or give my opinions. Unless clearly stated, the views and opinions expressed here are my own.