*CLOSED* Review and Giveaway: SodaStream Machine

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WINNER:  cdenigan@xxxx
Emailed 11/3/2012

With 3 kids, a husband, this website and a dog, I admit that I need my daily caffeine fix.  My beverage of choice is not coffee, but rather Diet Coke.  That means I am always on the lookout for a discount or deal to help me save money in any way I can.  When I was asked about a SodaStream machine, I instantly knew that this could be a great way for me to save money for my family — without giving up my favorite soft drink.

The way this machine works is simple.  You attach the carbonation container.  Fill the bottle with water to the line and then attach it to the Soda Stream machine.  You make 3 simple presses to carbonate the water.  You add in a capful of your flavor (which there are TONS of flavors) shake, pour and enjoy!!  The beauty of this machine is that it doesn’t just make soda, you can even make your very own sparkling water!!

The big thing people always wonder about is the cost.  This is the part that I love.  Here is the information as shared on the SodaStream Machine site:

After your initial purchase of a home soda maker package, you’ll enjoy soda water in a reusable 1-liter PET bottle for just $0.20 per liter and flavored sodas for as little as $0.57 per liter, before any applicable shipping charges.

Penguin soda maker users will pay just $0.46 per liter of premium sparkling water and as little as $0.83 per liter of fresh gourmet soda. (The glass carafe holds about 2/3 of a liter.) When applicable and depending on location and order size, shipping adds $0.02 to $0.06 per liter.

As you can see, it truly is a less expensive alternative to the cans and liters at the store.  The other thing that I really appreciated (as a mom) is that I can make all sorts of flavors for my kids.  This means I am not purchasing 4 different types of soda to have it sit and not be consumed and then thrown away.  It can really save us money!

My kids and I have had a lot of fun trying all sorts of soda.  They can’t tell the difference between the soda I make at home and that purchased from the grocery store.  If you love soda, diet or even sparkling water, you might want to check into one of these machines!

The systems retail for around $80 at most retailers like Target and the syrup is sold for $5 at Target and Walmart stores.


One Reader will receive a Soda Stream Machine Starter Kit

Entry is simple — just leave a comment answering the question.  You can gain bonus entries if I’ve listed them below — just leave a separate comment for method of entry. Note: All comments must be left HERE on the blog. Comments left via Facebook, Google+ or Twitter will not be included.


1.   What is your favorite type of soda/sparkling water to drink?  If you don’t drink these, which flavor would you want to try out (visit SodaStream.com to learn more).


2.  Follow SodaStream on Facebook.

This contest will be open until November 2, 2012, at 11:59 p.m. CST. The winner will be chosen at random and contacted via email. Said winner will have 48 hours in which to provide me with their mailing address so that the prize can be forwarded to them. GOODLUCK!!!

Penny Pinchin’ Mom received a SodaStream Machine system in order to facilitate her review.  All opinions contained within this post are her own and were not influenced by any other parties. Be entering this giveaway/sweepstakes, you are attesting that you have read and can comply with the Giveaway Terms & Conditions.

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  1. My favorite soda is Caffeine Free Diet Dr Pepper.

    I’ve seen ads & am very curious about it. Does it really work? MAN! It’d be great to win one for then, trips to the grocery store wouldn’t be quite the workout. *hee*

  2. Abby Craig says:

    Diet Grapefruit! I love the light and fruity flavor if it! I want one of these so much! Would cut down tremendously on waste and we are avid recyclers!!

  3. Abby Craig says:

    I am following SodaStream on FB!!

  4. I don’t drink pop..But I would love to try out there mixed berry tea…I don’t know if I need to put this or not but I’m following them on FB also..

  5. My favorite is diet root beer

  6. The sparkling teas sounds delightful

  7. sheri grennille says:

    i love dr pepper

  8. sheri grennille says:

    i like soda stream on facebook.

  9. Lena Naef says:

    I like to drink Sprite!

  10. Lena Naef says:

    I liked Sodastream on FB.

  11. Diet Dr Pepper and Coke Zero are my faves!

  12. I love Dr. Pepper, but I would really like to try some of the sparkling water!

  13. My favorite is Diet Coke!

  14. I like SodaStream on facebook.

  15. Like Sodastream on fb!

  16. Trinity Bennett says:

    I’m a classic Coca-Cola girl. 😉

  17. Cybil Smith says:

    Dr Pepper is my favorite.

  18. Cybil Smith says:

    I am following Soda Stream on FB.

  19. Trinity Bennett says:

    I also liked SodaStream’s Facebook page!

    Thanks for this opportunity!

  20. katie kitterman says:

    My favorite is root beer!

  21. katie kitterman says:

    I like soda stream on fb!

  22. Brandy Asleson Cockrell says:

    I am addicted to Dr. Pepper, lol!

  23. Brandy Asleson Cockrell says:

    I follow SodaStream on FB.

  24. My favorite soda is Sierra Mist.

  25. Alison V. says:

    My favorite type of soda is Root Beer

  26. sarah rainey says:

    root beer is my favorite. we go through a lot in our house!

  27. Ashley Vazquez says:

    My favorite is Cherry Pepsi :)

  28. Dr pepper!!! Would love to win one!

  29. Ashley Vazquez says:

    I like Soda Stream on Facebook :)

  30. Alison V. says:

    Liked SodaStream on facebook

  31. Mindi VanKampen says:

    I love Diet Coke! I’ve had to cut back on it recently due to the cost so this win would be great!
    thank you

  32. Mindi VanKampen says:

    I liked SodaStream on Facebook.

  33. I love Dr. Pepper.

  34. Dr. Pepper :)

  35. Dr. Pepper but I would love to try the Red Bull one just to see how it compares

  36. Tabathia B says:

    I enjoy drinking mt dew

    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

  37. Coke is my favorite. Thank you!

  38. caffeine free diet coke

  39. I followed SodaStream on FB

  40. My favorite soda is Coke! :)

  41. Tabathia B says:

    sodastream facebook fan (michelle b)

    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

  42. I like SodaStream on FB.

  43. I like Sodastream on Facebook!

  44. Teresa Price-Vest says:

    My favorite soda is Dr. Pepper

  45. Teresa Price-Vest says:

    Soda Stream facebook fan

  46. I love Mr. Pibb! But I saw on their website that they have Crystal Light Raspberry Lemonade. I’d be all over that!

  47. My favorite soda is Welch’s Strawberry soda.

  48. Shari H :) says:

    I am a Diet Dr. Pepper junkie, but have a friend who has a soda stream & loves it. :)

    (I am also now following Soda Stream on Facebook!)

  49. I love plain sparkle but I would love to try Orange!

  50. I am now a fan of Soda stream on FB

  51. Sabrina Taylor says:

    My favorite is Diet Coke but my kids love Dr. Pepper.

  52. I favorite soda is Welch’s Strawberry soda.

  53. I live on Diet Dr. Pepper and when that is not available, then it’s Diet Coke.

  54. Renee Benson says:

    I really love my diet coke….On the soda machine I looked up and would like to try the gingerale and the Lemonade.
    I just liked Soda Stream on Facebook too!

  55. I love Coke Zero. I am also following Soda Stream on Facebook.

  56. Stephanie says:

    I am a plain original coke girl!

  57. I love grape soda and I wish they had a grapefruit flavor.

    I also liked Sodastream on Facebook!

  58. bridgett macinnis says:

    would love to try the grape soda

  59. bridgett macinnis says:

    i follow soda stream on fb

  60. Cheryl Abdelnour says:

    I drink diet pepsi, but I would like to try the diet energy drink.

  61. Soda Stream…that would be the best. What a frugal way to cut down on my soda buying purchasing

  62. Cheryl Abdelnour says:

    I like sodastream on facebook as Cheryl Abdelnour.

  63. sheryl brewington says:

    I love dr.pepper have liked sodastream on fb :) thanks for the give away

  64. I have never tried soda stream before, but the citrus green tea would be my choice.

  65. I like Dr Pepper. I would like to try the orange Soda Stream.

  66. I am following Soda Stream on Facebook.

  67. I liked sodastream on facebook.

  68. Jenifer H says:

    I would like to try the lemon iced tea.

  69. Jenifer H says:

    I “liked” SodaStream on Facebook as Kipper Jo.

  70. I’m a Diet Mtn. Dew kind of girl=D I have been wishing for one of these SodaStream machines nearly forever!
    Thanks bunches for a chance=)

  71. Jennifer Rote says:

    I like to drink root beer soda.
    wildnmild4u at yahoo dot com

  72. Jennifer Rote says:

    I am following Soda Stream on Facebook.

  73. I like SodaStream on Facebook.

  74. Lucia Leydens says:

    I love cherry soda. My husband is a straight cola kinda guy.

  75. I would love to try the orange drink. My kids go through so much of this and a less expensive/healthier alternative would be amazing!

  76. I am a Coke person!

  77. I like Soda Stream on FB

  78. Andrea Williams says:

    My first to try would be their Dr. Pete.

  79. Andrea Williams says:

    Follow Soda Stream on facebook.

  80. I would really like to try the grape.

  81. I like Diet Coke.

  82. I love Zevia Soda! excited to try the natural soda flavors!

  83. I would love to try the lime sherbert soda! I remember as a kid my mom always boght lime soda but it was Green and you could only purchase it at one specific store. I always drink Cola everyday so this would be a change for me,The Soda Stream will be a new item I add to my Christmas list, Thanks so much. Maggie.

  84. I love cream soda.

  85. Janice K. says:

    I like pepsi. This looks awesome!

  86. I follow soda stream on FB

  87. I like SodaStream on Facebook

  88. Sandra Lopez says:

    I like apple soda the best.

  89. Marie Ulrey says:

    My favorite soda is Diet Pepsi. :)

  90. cream soda for me! Thanks for a chance to win and have a great day!

  91. i follow Soda Stream on FB! :-)

  92. my favorite soda is dr pepper, i cant live without it :)

  93. cdauen68@yaoo.com says:

    Cream~soda is my favorite….

  94. cdauen68@yaoo.com says:

    I liked them on FB…..

  95. COKE!

  96. Jaimie Adams says:

    I don’t drink much pop but when I do I love to have Root Beer. Thanks!

  97. Jaimie Adams says:

    I like SodaStream on Facebook.

  98. Diet Coke is my go soda.

  99. I like them on facebook

  100. My favorite soda is Dr. Pepper!!

  101. I love Cherry Coke Zero.

  102. Amanda Moore says:

    DIET DR PEPPER! Everyday!

  103. Coke!

  104. Diet Coke!

  105. cherry soda!

  106. I like Sprite the best.

  107. Diet Dr. Pepper all the way!

  108. Pamela Ray says:

    I love Dr. Pepper…and my daughter loves sparkling water…Thanks for the chance to win

  109. Coke

  110. I liked SodaStream on facebook.

  111. Cherry Coke Zero

  112. I liked SodaStream on FB

  113. nicole hutchins says:

    Coke!! :)

  114. Root beer would be fun to make!

  115. Sprite

  116. Dr. Pepper

  117. Diet Coke :)

  118. I like Sierra Mist

  119. Diet Mountain Dew, my addiction!

  120. Tamah Collier says:

    coke zero or pepsi one

  121. Tamah Collier says:

    I’m following Soday Stream on FB

  122. Jonathan Parnell says:

    Classic Diet Coke!

  123. Diet Coke!

  124. Follow SodaStream on Facebook

  125. I love grapefruit flavored sparkling water. My daughter is desperate for one of these, even if we just put unsweetened fruit flavor in the carbonated water.

  126. I just signed up to follow Soda Stream on Facebook.

  127. Janelle Gerber says:

    My favorite flavor is ginger ale.

  128. Michelle Hisle says:

    Diet Coke is my all time favorite but I would be willing to try any flavor if I had one of these.

  129. aimee mcpherson says:

    I LOVE ginger ale (especially since I found out I was pregnant, lol)

  130. aimee mcpherson says:

    I follow Soda Stream on FB

  131. Dr. Pepper

  132. Following on FB:)

  133. I love classic coke.


  134. I am addicted to diet Dr. Pepper! ADDICTED! 😉

  135. Like SodaStream on FB!

  136. I choose coca cola

  137. I have had the diet cola, cola,and the sprite flavors of the soda stream. We as a family tend to prefer sprite or 7 up – lemon-lime sodas so that would be my answer to the question :)

  138. Orange is my fave!

  139. following on fb

  140. Don’t really have a fav one at the moment…but would love to try their sparkling tea :) sounds delicious!

  141. Sherry Compton says:

    My husband and daughter LOVE diet Dr. Pepper. I would want to try the tea.

  142. my husband and i love Diet Coke,well, I love Diet Coke, He drinks it because I buy it. If we had the SodaStream, he could drink his regular Coke. Thanks for the giveaway!

  143. chantal cooper says:

    dr.pepper or coke

    chantal cooper
    chantalgiardina (at) yahoo (dot) com

  144. chantal cooper says:

    sodastream fb fan

    chantal cooper
    chantalgiardina (at) yahoo (dot) com

  145. I would love to try the cherry cola flavored sodastream! My husband and son would love it as well! I also saw they have crystal light, awesome!

  146. Kim Washington says:

    My favorite is Dr Pepper, but Dr Pete I would like to try.

  147. What is your favorite type of soda/sparkling water to drink?
    I would love to try any of the cola’s. But I would have to say I would love to try the cherry flavored.

    Follow SodaStream on Facebook — Yes

  148. I would love to try Dr. Pete. Been trying to decide if I would use this or not. I’m a huge Dr. Pepper drinker, so didn’t know if I would taste the difference.

  149. I love Diet Coke..but also like to mix sparkling water with my juice so this would be ideal.

  150. I enjoy Dr Pepper.

  151. I like Dr Pepper the most

  152. I LOVE diet Barq’s root beer.

  153. I FB follow sodastream.

  154. Susan Wallach says:

    Diet Mt. Dew:)

  155. I love diet coke.

  156. My husband drinks Diet Dr.Pepper and I love Diet Coke. We have 4 kids and run a pet store, bait shop and dog grooming and are always on the go with all the kids in sports. I HAVE to have a diet coke in tow! Always thought about the soda stream machine because it can make drinks for all of us! (my kids don’t get pop)
    Thanks for the offer!! :) Love your site!!!!

  157. I’m a Diet Coke addict!

  158. I am a Mountain Dew girl while my husband likes Pepsi

  159. We are Pepsi addicts in our household

  160. i’d like to try the root beer!

  161. i follow Sodastream on FB!

  162. I love Dr. Pepper and would love to try to sodastream Dr. Pete!!!

  163. I’m following SodaStream on Facebook!

  164. I love cherry cola!

  165. I follow sodastream via fb.

  166. I like Sierra Mist, regular.

  167. good old cola or dr pete

  168. i follow sodastream on fb!

  169. I have always wanted to try this. Sodas are very expensive and I like the idea of making your own flavors. It could be fun to mix and match!

  170. Jessica To says:

    I like to drink Mountain Dew.

  171. CHERRY!! Cherry Coke, Cherry Pepsi, Cherry Vanilla Dr Pepper!!

  172. Follow Soda Stream!!

  173. alcee clayborne says:

    I love love love diet coke

  174. alcee clayborne says:

    I have liked soda stream on fb

  175. cherry cola

  176. I follow Sodastream on facebook

  177. I love Rootbeer, and Diet Cola!

  178. I follow sodastream on Facebook

  179. We love to mix sparkling water with cranberry juice for a healthy version of a sparkling drink!! It is our favorite! My son loves it because it tickles his mouth and calls it his special drink. :-)

  180. I started following soda stream on FB.

  181. Crystal Pepsi

  182. I like SodaStream on Facebook.

  183. Kari Seger says:

    I love Dr. Pepper!

  184. Kari Seger says:

    I like SodaStream on FB

  185. I like Diet Coke. Thanks!

  186. I like SodaStream on FB(Kelly D Saver)

  187. Diet Coke is my favorite!

  188. cola free

  189. I follow on FB too!

  190. I like grapefuit soda.

  191. rachel travis says:

    love strawberry sparkling water!!
    rachelmarietravis at gmail dot com

  192. Jamie Herda says:

    I like SodaStream on Facebook

  193. Jamie Herda says:

    Diet Coke!

  194. Desiree Dunbar says:

    My favorite is Flavored Seltzer!

  195. Desiree Dunbar says:

    Liked SodaStream on Facebook

  196. Lisa Lodter says:

    My favorite is rootbeer!

  197. Lisa Lodter says:

    I like SodaStream on facebook!

  198. I drink Coke Zero daily!

  199. I follow SodsStream on facebook

  200. I’d like to try cola or grape :) These are so cool! Thanks for the great giveaway!

  201. I now like SodaStream on Facebook :)

  202. Mountan Dew!

  203. Trung Nguyen says:

    I like Sprite

  204. Trung Nguyen says:

    I follow SodaStream on Facebook (trung nguyen)

  205. Love sparkling water! (especially adding a packet of crystal light to go to it!)

  206. I follow sodastream on fb

  207. My favorite would be straight up seltzer with a slice of lime. Yummy!

  208. I follow soda stream on FB.

  209. My favorite is DIET COKE! :)

  210. I now “like” SodaStream on Facebook! Thanks!

  211. I would like to try the Grape Soda. Yum!

  212. I like SodaSteam on Facebook!

  213. Allison Garfield says:

    My favorite soda is cream soda.

  214. Allison Garfield says:

    I like soda stream on facebook.

  215. love root beer and dr pepper and i see that they are going to have a dr pete soon!

  216. liked them on Facebook

  217. I am a Diet Coke drinker when it comes to sodas. I also like La Croix sparkling water.

  218. Liked soda stream on FB.

  219. I love Sparkling Ice Carbonated water in pink Grapefruit flavor!

  220. I like diet cherry coke.

  221. Jessica Marcy says:

    My most favorite drink hands down good old iced tea. On the soda level my fav is Diet Dr. Pepper. I have 2 a day! eeekkk!

  222. Jessica Marcy says:

    Liked SodaStream on FaceBook!

  223. I looooovveee Dr. Pepper and Coke Classic!! My kids love root beer and sprite :)
    I am following soda stream on facebook!!

  224. I love Dr Pepper and Lemon Water.

  225. My favorite soda is orange!!

  226. I Liked sodastream on facebook!

  227. Nicole Vosburgh says:

    We love drinking ginger ale!

  228. Nicole Vosburgh says:

    I like SodaStream on Facebook: Mama-Nikki Vosburgh

  229. Jennifer Wagner says:

    We like Seagram’s sparkling water. When she was little my daughter LOVED San Pellegrino and called it “fizzy water!” (In fact, she still does!)

  230. Paul T/Pauline T says:

    I love Sprite and Gingerale – – Paul T/Pauline T aka Paul Tran….. emscout9 at Hotmail dot com

  231. Paul T/Pauline T says:

    I liked SodaStream on Facebook (Paul Tran …. emscout9 at Hotmail dot com)

  232. Dorothy B says:

    My favorite soda is Dr Pepper10

  233. Dorothy B says:

    I liked soda stream on facebook

  234. Jodi Miller says:

    I have a serious Diet Cola problem. I am turning into Sonic every day at 2pm for my Route 44 Diet Coke and I drink at least another liter each day of either Diet Coke or Diet Pepsi. Yikes! My husband has one of these machines on his list to Santa and he loves Dr. Pepper.

  235. Jodi Miller says:

    Following Soda Stream on Facebook.

  236. I love diet coke

  237. I follow soda stream on facebook

  238. Huge fan of ginger beer, mountain dew and red bull – not together (however, I will have to try the combination now, just to say I did)