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Ruthla's Avatar Ruthla 05:26 PM 04-22-2008
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There are a few less expensive alternatives. You could buy a Sobe bottle, drink the Sobe and then use the bottle until it breaks (it's glass). My friend runs them through the dishwasher and everything. Not as durable as a Sigg or one of the stainless steel ones but then again you get what you pay for
I do this with assorted brands of iced tea.

The only thing to watch out for is that I'm not allowed to bring glass into certain gov't buildings that have security guards (such as the social services building). Last time I went to DSS to deal with paperwork stuff, I ended up throwing out (not recycling) a perfectly good glass bottle (I could have left it in my car but I was parked too far from the entrance and I simply wasn't up to the extra walking that day) and had to purchase a plastic bottle of water from a vending machine so I'd have my water for the day. A stainless steel bottle wouldn't have been a problem.

alysmommy2004's Avatar alysmommy2004 05:31 PM 04-22-2008
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Originally Posted by CathToria View Post
We use Klean Kanteens, adn I love them. At home, we drink out of glass, but I have a few KK's for each of us that I fill with RO water and store in teh fridge. My kids use 12oz or 18oz, and I use a 27oz or 40oz.

My 8yo is having a Bday party this weekend. Instead of the traditional goodie bag, we're decorating KK's with paint pens, adn each girl will take theirs home.
Good idea! I'll have to remember that the next time we do a bday party.
angelcat's Avatar angelcat 05:36 PM 04-22-2008
I'm going to get a Tupperware water bottle. it's under $30, lifetime guarantee, and safe.
bigeyes's Avatar bigeyes 05:42 PM 04-22-2008
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I'm going to get a Tupperware water bottle. it's under $30, lifetime guarantee, and safe.
Isn't tupperware plastic?
neetling's Avatar neetling 07:11 PM 04-22-2008
subbing for the coupon code
bjorker's Avatar bjorker 09:27 PM 04-22-2008
SIGG also always seems to have coupon codes (for mysigg.com). I just googled for it and found a 30% off code when I was buying some.

Although, FTR, I think I like my Kleen Kanteen better. Although I do really like the SIGG coffee mug!
KBinSATX's Avatar KBinSATX 10:59 PM 04-22-2008
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SIGG also always seems to have coupon codes (for mysigg.com). I just googled for it and found a 30% off code when I was buying some.
How clever are you. I never thought of googling for coupon codes but from now on I will all the time!

found:
30% discount code
site: www.mysigg.com
code: VIP302008

could be expired but anybody is welcome to try...
jeca's Avatar jeca 01:25 AM 04-25-2008
Bumping to say damn damn damn! By the time I had my little paycheck was deposited all the 18 oz klean kanteens were gone. Now Dh and I have one but not the kids. I'm bummed.
aolinsmama's Avatar aolinsmama 01:46 AM 04-25-2008
sorry to butt in here...but anyone know if you can travel (air) with your sigg/kk? it has been a couple years since i have flown and you were able to bring food/water with you...
this is the only thread i have found while searching for the answer...thank you
MamaRBH's Avatar MamaRBH 01:53 AM 04-25-2008
I'm thinking no... You can't even take a plastic water bottle past the initial security check. Or any liquid over 3oz for that matter. I bet you might be able to pack it empty in your carry-on and then fill it once you get past that security check... but I'm not 100% sure on that. I've flown twice in the past few months...out of 4 different airports...and they are all very particular. I learned the less you bring - the better.
angelcat's Avatar angelcat 03:20 AM 04-25-2008
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I'm going to get a Tupperware water bottle. it's under $30, lifetime guarantee, and safe.

Tupperware is safe, though. I don't have all the info on hand, but I have seen it. I"ll have to ask my dealer for the info.
bigeyes's Avatar bigeyes 03:45 AM 04-25-2008
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Tupperware is safe, though. I don't have all the info on hand, but I have seen it. I"ll have to ask my dealer for the info.
Ah, that's where we differ. I don't even use the plastics they say are 'safe.' I just don't believe it.
aolinsmama's Avatar aolinsmama 10:41 AM 04-25-2008
thanks! i thought maybe not, but i wanted to check anyway bummer!
KBinSATX's Avatar KBinSATX 10:44 AM 04-25-2008
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Originally Posted by aolinsmama View Post
sorry to butt in here...but anyone know if you can travel (air) with your sigg/kk? it has been a couple years since i have flown and you were able to bring food/water with you...
this is the only thread i have found while searching for the answer...thank you
We've flown long distance (to Europe) and because we had a baby with us they let us bring more juice/water than the 3 oz. I think it depends on flight duration, too.
CathToria's Avatar CathToria 10:48 AM 04-25-2008
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Originally Posted by aolinsmama View Post
sorry to butt in here...but anyone know if you can travel (air) with your sigg/kk? it has been a couple years since i have flown and you were able to bring food/water with you...
this is the only thread i have found while searching for the answer...thank you
I've flown with my KK's, empty though. I drank teh water before security, adn then refilled at my destination (my mom's house). I had teh KK in my carry on, and they didn't say anything

On my last trip, I didn't even bother since I was staying in a hotel and knew I woudl just be buying plastic packaged water anyway (you know, what's the point of pouring it out of teh plastic gallon into my KK), I just used sposie water bottles that weekend
KBinSATX's Avatar KBinSATX 02:01 PM 04-25-2008
Woohoo. My package from Reusable bags already came. And my new Sigg (Maha Red) is beautiful. Hopefully it will help me stay hydrated much better so my DH won't rat me out to the Midwives anymore...
vm9799's Avatar vm9799 02:56 PM 04-25-2008
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Woohoo. My package from Reusable bags already came. And my new Sigg (Maha Red) is beautiful. Hopefully it will help me stay hydrated much better so my DH won't rat me out to the Midwives anymore...
LOL! yeah, resusablebags.com is lightening fast with their shipping. i really love shopping with them.

so glad you love your new bottle!
alysmommy2004's Avatar alysmommy2004 03:33 PM 04-25-2008
I hope my order comes soon. I placed it on Monday and Wednesday they contacted me to let me know they were out of something and asked for a sub. I got immediately back to them, but they still haven't shipped it out. I was kind of hoping I'd get lucky placing the order on Monday that I'd have my produce bags before I go grocery shopping this weekend (I know it was a longshot anyway).
vm9799's Avatar vm9799 03:38 PM 04-25-2008
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I hope my order comes soon. I placed it on Monday and Wednesday they contacted me to let me know they were out of something and asked for a sub. I got immediately back to them, but they still haven't shipped it out. I was kind of hoping I'd get lucky placing the order on Monday that I'd have my produce bags before I go grocery shopping this weekend (I know it was a longshot anyway).
i know they were pretty backed up with orders......they had a big note on their home page as of monday saying that while they usually ship in 24 hours that due to a huge increase in orders that they were taking longer. in fact, the note is still there now. i ordered my bottles on sunday (when i put up the coupon code in this thread) and they were shipped out on monday and delivered on tuesday afternoon. but i put in my order before the "surge" they had. i'm sure that has everything to do with it because they are SUPER fast in their shipping.
marsmom's Avatar marsmom 07:01 PM 04-25-2008
We've flown with our siggs quite a few times with no problems at all - domestic US, US - Europe, and intra-Europe. We just make sure we drink/empty all the water before we reach security. Then we refill again once we're through. The only places where it's a real problem are the bathrooms with the automatic faucets where the water temp is preset so you can't get cold water only. But even if we can't refill for the flight, we're still always glad to have them for our travels so we're not having to buy new bottles every day. Love our siggs! And even reuseable bags often has them on sale for much less if you're not fussy about colors. Thanks for the coupon code too as I had been thinking about going on there to get another bottle for dh and a new lunch bag, hope it still works.

And on the issue of "how can you spend $20 on a water bottle?" - how much would/did you spend buying disposable bottles of water - it doesn't take all that many of those to add up to $20... If you're in the city/airport, then 2 weeks worth of daily $1.50 bottles have got you your alum bottle, less if you find one on sale. I'm really pretty cheap, but these bottles win for me hands down on health and economy.
alysmommy2004's Avatar alysmommy2004 07:42 PM 04-25-2008
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i know they were pretty backed up with orders......they had a big note on their home page as of monday saying that while they usually ship in 24 hours that due to a huge increase in orders that they were taking longer. in fact, the note is still there now. i ordered my bottles on sunday (when i put up the coupon code in this thread) and they were shipped out on monday and delivered on tuesday afternoon. but i put in my order before the "surge" they had. i'm sure that has everything to do with it because they are SUPER fast in their shipping.
Thanks. I did see that so I knew not to get my hopes up too much. I was just kind of bummed out. When I talked to them via email on Wednesday about the sub they told me it was no problem and going to be shipped right out. As of this morning when I checked it still hadn't shipped.
KBinSATX's Avatar KBinSATX 07:53 PM 04-25-2008
I actually was surpised I already got it. I ordered Monday and they didn't ship until Wednesday with a note saying it was shipped standard and would take 3-7 days. So it already arriving 2 days later was a bonus!
vm9799's Avatar vm9799 08:50 PM 04-25-2008
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Thanks. I did see that so I knew not to get my hopes up too much. I was just kind of bummed out. When I talked to them via email on Wednesday about the sub they told me it was no problem and going to be shipped right out. As of this morning when I checked it still hadn't shipped.
have you received an email from them saying that your order has shipped? if so, there should be a UPS tracking link which may give you more info then you'll find on their site. i'm sure it will get to you soon though.
alysmommy2004's Avatar alysmommy2004 09:04 PM 04-25-2008
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have you received an email from them saying that your order has shipped? if so, there should be a UPS tracking link which may give you more info then you'll find on their site. i'm sure it will get to you soon though.
It just popped in my email about five minutes ago! Now I'll be stalking the UPS guy all next week.
mumm's Avatar mumm 11:05 AM 04-28-2008
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Originally Posted by aolinsmama View Post
sorry to butt in here...but anyone know if you can travel (air) with your sigg/kk? it has been a couple years since i have flown and you were able to bring food/water with you...
this is the only thread i have found while searching for the answer...thank you
As long as it is empty when you go through security. Then you need to find a fountain to refill it. Make sure the water is safe to drink first. For domestic travel KK (or whatever refillable bottle) if a good choice.
operamommy's Avatar operamommy 09:52 AM 04-29-2008
I need a new water bottle and was going to order a siggs one for both myself and ds2. However, dh says he doesn't want ds2 drinking out of one because he heard that aluminum *could* contribute to alzheimer's (I guess there is evidence that people with it have high levels of it in their body).

Thoughts?
vm9799's Avatar vm9799 10:50 AM 04-29-2008
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Originally Posted by operamommy View Post
I need a new water bottle and was going to order a siggs one for both myself and ds2. However, dh says he doesn't want ds2 drinking out of one because he heard that aluminum *could* contribute to alzheimer's (I guess there is evidence that people with it have high levels of it in their body).

Thoughts?
this is actually one of the reasons that i bought klean kanteens over the siggs......as kk are stainless steel. i've heard that same thing and decided to just play it safe.....although i didn't dig deep into research or anything.
mumm's Avatar mumm 11:22 AM 04-29-2008
Walgreens sells a SS bottle for $2.50. 750ml Why not buy that?
vm9799's Avatar vm9799 12:02 PM 04-29-2008
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Walgreens sells a SS bottle for $2.50. 750ml Why not buy that?
i'm certainly not disputing that there are other options out there......i just know that in our family we have several of the klean kanteens all with different tops (flat, loop, and sport) and they are interchangeable so we love this. and i just trust the name to be honest. i've read about their testing processes and KNOW that i can trust it not to mineral migrate, etc. i don't shop at walgreens and if i did, i wouldn't just buy some random bottle like that for my family. i need peace of mind. to me, this is no different than saying that all organic is the same so why differentiate......and i say, because it's not all the same. but this is just ME talking. to each their own.
aolinsmama's Avatar aolinsmama 02:07 PM 04-29-2008
i know the aluminum is coated, on the inside, (sigg) and sigg says if it is dinged the inner coating isn't affected. i got my sigg for a whole 'nother reason though...it is pretty and helps me drink more water when i am not at home! before that we used the old white nalgenes we got back in 1992, reusable bags.com sells them still, supposedly they are safe plastic (?) personally i feel there are many reasons, some undiscovered still, for alzheimer's. my great grandmother was a vegetarian (seventh day adventist) used cast iron almost exclusively (she had some steel pots), had a huge garden and yard in which every day but sabbath she would work in, never smoked, drank, etc. was incredibly healthy (and we always said she would outlive us all) until she was diagnosed with alzheimers. if aluminum was the (or a) reason a lot more people would have alzheimers i think. whenever i get too crazy about things my dh (toxics specialist) gets me even crazier, with all the things we are exposed to everyday, that we can't control...lol
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