SodaStream Jet Soda Lover’s Start-Up Kit Giveaway ($99.95 ARV)




Soda? Juices? Flavored water? Yes, yes and yes. These are drinks that you can find in our cabinet or refrigerator at any given time. We all have our favorites, so we are always well stocked! I find that during the hot summer months especially, our drink supply is extra plentiful, which leads me to frustration. Why frustration? Well, it limits my much-needed space in both my refrigerator and the cabinets. Oh, and let’s not forget the expense of all of these beverages!

I was super excited when the nice folks at Sodastream offered to send me a machine to review! I have been eyeing these for several years now, and am thrilled to finally have one of my own. If you are not familiar with SodaStream, just wait until I show you what it is all about.

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For review, I received a SodaStream Genesis as well as a huge variety of flavors. They have over 60 varieties! So if anyone thinks the SodaStream is just for soda lovers, they are very, very wrong.

Setting up our SodaStream was very easy. The instructions were easy to follow (which is a good thing for me, as I am easily frustrated), and we had it up and running in no time. It was comforting to know that if I did have any problems or questions, there is a wealth of information to be found on the SodaStream website.

Now my daughter loves her flavored sparkling waters quite a bit. She buys the 1-liter bottles (store brand) mostly, and goes through a lot of them. She was delighted when she discovered that the with the SodaStream she can make her very own flavored sparkling water using the MyWater Flavor Essences! Not only are these all-natural and unsweetened, they are 100% vegan too!

These cute little bottles shown below were included with my review items, and after my daughter adds carbonation to her SodaStream reusable carbonating bottle, she just adds a little flavoring and voila! She can drink as much as she wants and it costs me very little.

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I love soda and juices, so naturally I was very pleased to see brands such as Hawaiian Punch, Crystal Light and Country Time included in the assortment of SodaStream flavors!

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But back to the soda!  Honestly, I was a little skeptical, wondering if they soda flavors would taste like “real” soda.  I needn’t have worried as I really couldn’t tell the difference.  They all taste rich and very much like the real thing.  From root beer and cola, to lemon-lime flavors, there is certainly a flavor to please just about everyone.  Of course there are also diet options with these varieties too.

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Ahhh – very refreshing!  I had a friend over so we could play with my new SodaStream and she was really impressed.  We spent the afternoon sampling different flavors, and we were so happy with the flavors of each one.  The root beer was really good – rich and bold, just as root beer should be.  The Crystal Light Pink Lemonade was tart without being overly so.  I will definitely be enjoying this flavor especially over the years, and during the hot weather. Oh who am I kidding, I will enjoy it daily, mostly likely!
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Save money with SodaStream

I am over the moon excited with how much money my family is saving, since we started using our SodaStream. Our grocery bills have been cut drastically since we used to buy big bottles of juice, cases of soda and individual 1 and 2 liter bottles of both soda and flavored water. With so many flavors to choose from, it is highly unlikely that we will ever get bored. The nice thing too is that you can order additional 1-liter carbonating bottles so that every family member has their own, or you might decide to share and mix & match. When you have a craving for something, it is super easy to just make a bottle of whatever you want!



sodastream,ecofriendly,earth friendly Speaking of carbonating bottles, I love that the whole SodaStream system is eco-friendly. Since the bottles are reusable (eventually they should be replaced). This means that there are less plastic bottles manufactured, which leads to less waste being created. In fact, more than 80% of plastic bottles end up in our landfills, as folks do not recycle them (according to the US Recycling Institute). That is a REALLY scary figure. I feel good knowing that with SodaStream’s help, my family is doing its part to help our environment.

SodaStream is an “Active Green” product, meaning that consumers are actively reducing their CO2 footprint every time they make soda or sparkling water at home instead of buying it from the store. The more the system is used on a daily basis, the more CO2 footprint the user actively saves. (This differs from “Passive Green” products, which use green-friendly production processes, but their products are not inherently helping the consumers save on their daily footprint).

When your SodaStream Carbonator is empty, you can refill them at participating SodaStream C02 Exchange stores such as Bed Bath & Beyond, Target, Crate & Barrel, Staples, Best Buy and many more. The retailer will sell you a full carbonator for the price of the gas contents only (make sure you check your local store for availability).

A SodaStream machine would be SO helpful to those with large families, or organizations that go through massive amounts of drinks. A SodaStream would make a fantastic holiday or birthday gift too – I think this should be on everyone’s wish list!

Good news!  You can take advantage of free shipping on all home soda makers on the SodaStream website! Simply enter code FREEFIZZ when you checkout.



One (1) winner will receive the Sodastream Fountain Jet Soda Lover’s Start-Up Kit ($99.95 ARV), which includes:

  • Fountain Jet – winner’s choice of color (black/silver, red/silver or white)
  • 1 carbonating bottle, reusable for up to 3 years
  • Reusable carbonator to fizz up to 60L of soda
  • Variety 6-pack of popular sample-size flavors
  • 3 full-sized flavors of the winner’s choice

Open to US only. Ends 10/28.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

No purchase necessary. Open to residents of US only. Giveaway ends October 28, 2013 at 9:00 p.m. (PST). ONE ENTRANT PER HOUSEHOLD/IP Address! I check all entries – cheating will not be tolerated. Winner will be notified via email and needs to reply within 48 hours, or a new winner will be chosen. Please make sure you check your spam folder – I will not be responsible if you did not receive winning email notification. Winners name(s) will be displayed on the post, and will also be posted on Winners List shortly after drawing has occurred. Winners will be chosen randomly by Rafflecopter. Screenshots of winners available by request. Prize will be shipped directly from sponsor or their PR Agency unless otherwise noted. Eighty MPH Mom is not responsible for prizes lost in transit, although every attempt will be made for prize delivery.

**By entering this giveaway, you confirm that you have read and agree to my giveaway rules. Sponsor reserves the right to limit one prize per person/household (of this item/prize pack). Please allow 6-8 weeks for deliver of prize {though it is usually much sooner}. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. We hereby release Facebook of any liability. Odds of winning: The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. All prizes will be awarded. Void where prohibited by law.

*I received the above product, free of charge, to facilitate this review.  All opinions are my own.


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Jennifer Regan is the owner/editor-in-chief of Eighty MPH Mom, a family-friendly blog. She is active in Brand Ambassadorships and campaigns, and is active in social media, helping brands promote!


  1. I’d love to win this to make more healthier soda flavor and all natural – I might first start with some Strawberry

  2. I would love to gift this to my son! He just got his first place and loves soda. This would be a much better way for him to have it. Not sure what flavor, perhaps root beer.

  3. I am tired of lugging big bottles home from the store that cost a fortune so that is why I would like to win and try it out. I would love to try the Country Time Pink Lemonade

  4. I would love to win this because it would give us a healthier soda option plus many other drink choices. I also like the fact that I am not adding to the landfill problems, even tough we recycle all our cans and bottles. It still takes a lot of energy to make those cans and bottles. I would love to try root beer.

  5. Tabitha Shrader on

    I’d love to win a SodaStream because it seems like so much fun to use. I’d especially like to try carbonated Country Time lemonade 🙂

  6. I would like to win because I’m tired of wasting money by soda by the liters and would love to try the Crystal Light Pink Lemonade

  7. Id love to try the Country Time lemonade.. Id like to win because it costs so much money buying different sodas and beverages. Thanks for the chance.

  8. I’d love to win this for my dad, he’s always talking about how cool it looks but won’t go out and buy it himself! I think he’d like the Cola flavor because he likes Diet Coke


  9. I’d love a soda stream because I love drinking plain soda water, all of the fizzy goodness without the sugar! but my love for soda water results in a ton of empty plastic bottles, and I would love to help prevent all the waste!

    I’d also kind of like to try the Orange or Grape soda flavors.

  10. I want to win because I have heard they are great and can save you money. I would like to try the diet cola first myself

  11. I love soda- even plain soda water- so I’ve wanted a Sida Stream since I heard of them! I’d love to try their Cola and Root Beer!


  12. I would like it for those times when family and friends stop by unexpectedly. It would be nice to have beverages available for them that are also healthy too.

  13. I would like to try the Kool Aid Tropical Punch flavored drink, and I’d like to win because I think my nephew would like to own this!

  14. I drink far too much Dt. Pepsi and other sodas, but I’m the adult and no one can tell me no. I’d like to try the root beer.

  15. danielle johnson on

    I would love to try this to hopefully save some money down the road, but they are expensive right now. I think i would like the pink lemonade.

  16. i would love to win because it would be so much cheaper than all the money i currently spend on drinks for the family. i really want to try the cola.

  17. I would love to try lemonade and would love to win so that I can save money with the syrup versus buying soda bottles

  18. I like the fact of not having to throw away those plastic bottles. I want to try the Country Time Half & Half.

  19. I want a soda stream because my family drinks soda often. It would save us money and time running to the store. I also want to try the cola.

  20. I would love to win because I think this would be a much better alternative to regular soda. I would like to try the Ginger Ale.

  21. I’d like to win this to give as a gift at Christmas. We already have one and the only kind I use is the Cherry Cola.

  22. I’d love to win this to make more healthier soda flavor and all natural – I might first start with some Strawberry

  23. Colleen Maurina on

    The SodaStream would save us so much money from buying soda at the store. We would use the diet coke the most.

  24. I’d love to win a Soda Stream because our family loves soda but we can’t always afford it…. I’d like to try the Country Time half and half, it’d be interesting to have a carbonated lemon iced tea…

  25. I would love to win this for my family so we can save money and have less recycling. I would love to try the cream soda first.

  26. Heather Swarthout on

    I want to win since I see so many people with these and would love to have one for myself! And the Sprite flavor is one I would love to try.

  27. Jennifer Speed on

    I would love to win because I have always wanted one of these. The first flavor I would try would definitely be Cream Soda.

  28. paulette schneider on

    I don’t really drink soda–fresca (has to be the original flavor) maybe once or twice year.
    on rare occassions I might have a little club soda or seltzer water.

  29. I really want to have a Sodastream – it sounds like a really awesome product. I want to try the Country Time Lemonade flavors.

  30. i’d like to win this because my husband drinks soda and it would be cheaper and more fun to use a sodastream!

  31. I drink sodas so this is why I would love to win the soda stream. I am a cola person so that would be the first flavor to try.

  32. My husband drinks a lot of pop… he would love this. I think we would love the Cola flavor best… and Dr Pete.

  33. This would also be perfect for someone like me that likes the occasional pop and does not want to buy an entire case and have to store it around the house. Looking forward to a cherry cola!

  34. Traci Lynn Butler on

    I’d like to try homemade sodas to save money and reduce use of packaging – I’d especially like to try the Cream Soda flavor.

  35. I would love to win because it would cut down our costs of soda! And I feel it would be healthier than what I buy at the grocery! I’d love to try our their diet Cream soda!

  36. I have wanted one of these for so long. I would love to try making my own soda. I want to try the diet pink grapefruit.

  37. We drink way more carbonated drinks than we should at my house, my habit is the diet drinks, so I would really like to try that first. We would definitely get a lot of use from it.

  38. Stephanie Larison on

    I’d love to win this because my husband has been wanting one for so long. I know it would help him cut back on the sugary soda. I’d like to try the pink lemonade flavor.

  39. We love having soda on a spur of the moment basis…and I would love to try the root beer. It is my fav soda flavor.

  40. I would love to win so that I could reduce the waste my household produces from soda bottles/cans. I would love to try the orange flavor.

  41. Mysta JOhnston on

    My daughter has been begging for this since it came out. She works very hard at school and is a great student. I would love to be able to give this to her as a present!

  42. I drink soda quite a bit & would love to cut down on how many bottles I have to return to the store. The flavor I want to try is Dr. Pete

  43. I would love to win this so we can make cola products at home instead of running to the store and there’s so many different flavors that we could make, i would first like to try the Cream Soda!

  44. I would like to win it for my husband, who likes soda, to give him a healthier option. He would like to try the Diet Cola flavor.

  45. I would love to win it so I could have many different flavors of soda at my fingertips! Entertaining would be much more convenient! Dr. Pepper is my favorite, so I’d have to taste-test that one first.

  46. melikegarfield on

    We often have people over but don’t have much soda around. This would be great for providing everyone variety as well as testing a range of flavors. My first pick would be the root beer.

  47. We drink too many sodas and it would be great to save by making our own. I’d most like to try the “coke” flavored soda to see how it tastes, but I would also make the healthier drinks as well.

  48. I’d like to cut down on the number of soda cans we go through a month. Even though we recycle all of them it still feels like a waste.

  49. If I won this, it would be a gift for a family member. I am pretty sure they would want to try the pink lemonade. Thanks!

  50. I’d love to win a soda stream because it seems like a real money saver! Between parties, kids, and family, drinks get expensive! I’d love to try soda stream! I can’t decide which flavor I most want to try….maybe all of them!

  51. I would love to win one because I have been wanting one for family get togethers for a while but can’t afford one. I would love to try diet root beer.

  52. I would like to try the Country Time Pink Lemonade flavor. It’s economical and greener to make your own sparkling and flavored waters. It would be great to have sparkling cider for the fal and winter holidays.

  53. I would love to win a SodaStream for so many reasons. One it would save me tons of money. Two it would save the world from tons of plastic bottles in the landfills. Three they have my favorite flavor Cream Soda and it is hard to find sometimes because a lot of the stores don’t carry it. Four I wouldn’t have to find space and deal with all those returnables and so much more.

  54. I would love to try Root beer and I would love to try SodaStream because it eco friendly and a healthier option than what’s in stores!

  55. I would like to win because it would be so nice not to have to return bottles for deposit. I would love to try the Lemon Iced tea flavor.

  56. I love water but it’s nice to switch what I’m drinking up sometimes. This would be a fun and slightly healthier way to do so. I’d like to try the Kool-Aid and Cola flavors

  57. My family has wanted to try the soda stream for sooooo long! We would be thrilled. We would love to try the rootbeer and cola.

  58. I’d love this because I’m a soda drinker, and I know it’s terrible for me. This would be a great alternative! And I’d love to give the Cream Soda a try!

    coriwestphal at msn dot com

  59. Want to win this to save a little money making our own soda. Want to try diet ginger ale!

    brich22 at earthlink dot net

  60. I would love to win because I think it would be a a great money-saver for my family. I would like to try the pink lemonade.

  61. Julie Lynn Bickham on

    Would like to have a SodaStream because it would save on the long run, also we are big soda fans in this house. would like to try the cream soda.

  62. I’d love to have one of these to save money and also make a little heathier versions of our favorite sodas. I’d like to try Dr Pete

  63. Maria J Holguin on

    Instead of purchasing so many sodas I could just get them here for a better deal and much more convenient! I’d love to try Pink Lemonade.

  64. Eileen Richter on

    My son and his family with 3 kids would love this. I think me personally would love to try the original root beer flavor, and also some of the natural ones too

  65. Michelle Tucker on

    I’ve been wanting a sodastream ever since they came out. We are big soda drinkers and this would save us so much money. I’d like to try the cream soda first.

  66. I have been wanting a Soda Stream for a very long time now but I just can’t afford to pay for one so I’m hoping to be the lucky winner of this giveaway. I think that the Root Beer sounds the best.

  67. I’d love to win to see if they really do taste better than the name brands like their add states. I also wonder if I would save a small fortune on the drinks we currently buy. I want to try the diet coke flavor, I’m not sure which one is supposed to taste like Diet Coke but I’d love to give it a try!!

  68. I would love to win a Soda Stream because my husband and I have four kids; being able to mix up sodas and other drinks like Hawaiian Punch at home would be a huge money-saver! I’m curious to try the cola to see if it’s as good as name brand!

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