*CLOSED* Review and Giveaway: SodaStream Machine

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.

THE GIVEAWAY:

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.

REQUIRED ENTRY:

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).

BONUS ENTRIES:

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.

Comments

  1. says

    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. Teresa k says

    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..

  4. 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

  5. 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!)

  6. 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!

  7. Michelle says

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

  8. Lethea B says

    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=)

  9. Brenda says

    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!

  10. Margaret says

    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.

  11. Debi B says

    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.

  12. 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.

  13. Jennifer says

    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 :)

  14. Jennifer says

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

  15. lori says

    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!

  16. Rachel L says

    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!

  17. Cathy L says

    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

  18. Katie says

    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.

  19. Anne M. says

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

  20. says

    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!!!!

  21. Marilyn says

    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!

  22. Danielle says

    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. :-)

  23. 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!

  24. DawnD says

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

  25. 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!)

  26. Paul T/Pauline T says

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

  27. 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.

  28. DUB says

    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)