This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Brita. All opinions are 100% mine.
I’m happy to be teaming with the folks at Brita® to tell you about their new Back to College essential, the Brita Space Saver Pitcher, and to give you a little help with your back to school shopping, I’m giving away a $50 Target gift card to one lucky winner!
As the mom of two college grads and one current 3rd year college student, I’m all too familiar with the daunting task of preparing your children to leave the nest each year. I swear, I was adding new items to our college shopping list on a daily basis in preparation of that first year. This can be a challenging time for Mom but it’s good to have something to focus on when you’re in the midst of one of the most emotional times of your life. Being organized and thoughtful about the process is one of the best ways to help yourself. As the list grows, you will feel more and more comfortable knowing they will have everything they need to feel at home in their new college home.
And, if you forget something, don’t worry! It just gives you an excuse to send a care package soon after they are settled.
Adam’s first year at UCSB was spent in the campus dorms and we went through the planning, shopping and packing process with this small, shared dorm room in mind. He basically had a bed, a desk, a closet and a mini-fridge.
Last year he moved to this off-campus townhome style abode that he shares with 5 other guys. We’re talking 6 college guys in a very small two story structure with a teeny tiny kitchen and 3 bedrooms. Although he’s got an actual kitchen (yay!), the space is still very limited as it is for almost all college students.
Adam is an athlete and has always had a natural interest in health and fitness. Hydration is a huge part of this picture. Water polo players learn quickly that if they don’t drink enough water, they pay the price with less energy out of the pool and the tendency to get painful leg cramps during games. Having cool, good tasting water available at all times is vital and encourages both college athletes and non-athletes alike to drink more.
Make it easy for them to stay hydrated by sending them on their way with a Brita Space Saver Pitcher and a couple of refillable water bottles and remind them of this basic rule of thumb – they should be drinking 8×8 (8 ounces/8 times per day) to stay hydrated. It will be so good for them and will give peace of mind to Mom and Dad. Win win! Using a Brita pitcher is a better economical and environmental choice as one filter can replace up to 300 water bottles!
The easy-fill lid flips open for re-filling and locks for spill-free pouring and the new quick change filter is fast and easy to change. You see that little indicator on the top of the pitcher? That will tell you when it’s time to replace the filter. If you sign up for Brita replacement filters on Target subscribe and save, you will save 5% and the filters can be sent directly to your student at school when they need them. The BPA-free Brita Space Saver Pitcher was designed to fit perfectly in either a full-size or mini-fridge and is available at Target. Save 10% with the Target Cartwheel App.
Enter to win a $50 Target gift card and get shopping! Whether you are a college student or you are the parent, grandparent, sibling, or friend of a college student – everyone is welcome to enter! Just leave a comment below and you will automatically be entered to win.
The giveaway portion of this post is sponsored by From Valerie’s Kitchen. Contest runs through midnight PST on August 22, 2015. Winner will be chosen at random and contacted by email within 48 hours of contest end. Winner must respond within 48 hours of notification or another winner will be chosen. Contest open only to U.S. residents, 18 years and older, and is void where prohibited. Only one comment allowed per person. Only comments left on this post are valid for entry.