Is Your Drinking Water Dead? (Big Berkey Giveaway: $258 Value!)

May 11, 2012 · 159 comments

A few years ago we spent $4000 on a new water filtering system, and it wasn’t until a few years after that, that I put things together and realized that our Reverse Osmosis system removes everything from the water, leaving just H20.  This sounds like a good thing when you consider that our water supply is full of scary stuff these days like trace amounts of drugs, lawn fertilizer and crop pesticides, not to mention Fluoride and a whole bunch of other junk I don’t want going into our bodies.  It’s not that far-fetched to think that a little of all of these over time could definitely have detrimental effects.  So I want all of that out, for sure, but I really want the life-giving minerals left in, and unfortunately not every water filter system can do that.  (So I try to remember to add these mineral drops to our drinking water, what a pain…)

Thankfully the Big Berkey does leave the minerals in, and now you have a chance to win one!

Here’s how to enter:

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***By entering/commenting below you are agreeing to these Official Rules:

  • No purchase necessary.
  • The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning.
  • Winner will receive a Big Berkey water filter, worth $258.
  • Only open to those 18 or older and who reside in the United States.
  • Contest ends on 5/18/12 at 12:01 am Eastern.
  • One winner will be chosen using Rafflecopter.  If I find an entry to be invalid (they did not do what they said they did), a new winner will be chosen using Rafflecopter.
  • Winner will be announced here on the blog on Saturday, 5/19/12.  The winner’s name will be published in the post (email address will not be published) and will have 48 hours to contact me so I can forward your name and address to the LPC Survival.
  • By the way, this is technically called a “sweepstakes” not a “giveaway” because the winner is chosen at random based on an entry.
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    1 Fran K May 11, 2012 at 6:14 am

    Awesome giveaway! A Big Berkey has been on my wishlist for a long time!!!

    2 Lynne B. May 11, 2012 at 6:24 am

    Nice! Conrats to whomever wins. This is really a great gift.

    3 Melissa B. May 11, 2012 at 7:46 am

    OOOoh, I’ve wanted one of these for a long time!

    4 Jill May 11, 2012 at 7:50 am

    Cool! Thanks for the giveaway! Those filters look amazing!

    5 Lori Lynn May 11, 2012 at 8:00 am

    We’re saving to buy the Big Berkey now. What a great giveaway!

    6 Chris May 11, 2012 at 8:36 am

    I want one! Please!

    7 Linda May 11, 2012 at 8:37 am

    Great giveaway!

    8 Shannon Kohlman May 11, 2012 at 8:53 am

    Juat found out my wellness brand filtration system that is 2 years old went bankrupt and I can’t get filters for it anymore! I need a new one and would love this one!

    9 CarolM May 11, 2012 at 9:01 am

    would love to have a berkley

    10 RonnieC May 11, 2012 at 9:10 am

    What a fantastic giveaway!

    11 Misti May 11, 2012 at 9:33 am

    A Berkey is definitely on our wish list right now!! It would be awesome to win one! Thanks for the opportunity!

    12 Leanne May 11, 2012 at 10:05 am

    Great contest. My Brother-in-law has one and I would love to get one!!! Thanks!

    13 Pak May 11, 2012 at 10:11 am

    Hi Kelly,
    When I went to Like the BerkeyGuy on Facebook, I got an error message of some sort. I “liked” the LPC Survival Facebook Page, is this correct?

    14 KitchenKop May 12, 2012 at 5:16 pm

    I fixed it, thanks for bringing it to my attention!

    15 kris May 11, 2012 at 10:26 am

    Great Giveaway! I would love to win this. This is a good item that will help to give my family healthy drinking water. I have a friend who has one of these and they love it!

    16 Kathy May 11, 2012 at 10:29 am

    Looking forward to winning; my “like” for the Berkey guy also did not work, but I tried!

    17 Liz May 11, 2012 at 10:51 am

    I really want this! :)

    18 Kymberly May 11, 2012 at 11:03 am

    Hope I win! Thanks for the chance!

    19 Connie May 11, 2012 at 11:28 am

    great sweepstakes!

    20 Angela May 11, 2012 at 11:38 am

    I am in the market for one of these. We are working on our emergency preparedness.

    21 Dee May 11, 2012 at 11:42 am

    what a gift this would be!

    22 Michelle May 11, 2012 at 12:11 pm

    I have been wanting one of these for a long time and just the thought of winning thisw is exciting!

    23 Kristy May 11, 2012 at 12:18 pm

    Thanks for the opportunity!

    24 Glenna May 11, 2012 at 12:43 pm

    Thank you so much for sponsoring this. I am currently saving for a whole house water system. This would be a great start.

    25 Donna May 11, 2012 at 1:59 pm

    Thanks for an awesome “sweepstakes”! We have been wanting one of these for a long time.

    26 Amy May 11, 2012 at 3:10 pm

    Would LOVE to win! This water filter looks great and would be perfect for renter nomads like us ;)

    27 rachel May 11, 2012 at 3:44 pm

    Wow! I was just telling a friend about how much I would like to get a Berkey filter!

    28 Michelle May 11, 2012 at 10:02 pm

    I would love a Berkey! Great Giveaway!

    29 Kathryn May 11, 2012 at 10:05 pm

    saving my pennies for a berkey, would love to win one!

    30 Joy Bellamy May 11, 2012 at 10:25 pm

    Oh, I have wanted one for so long!! Great give away.

    31 Ashley Clark May 11, 2012 at 10:49 pm

    This is great!

    32 carolin May 11, 2012 at 11:05 pm

    Oh, would so love one of these…. been on the wishlist!

    33 Linda St. Laurent May 12, 2012 at 8:39 am

    Great sweepstakes !!!!

    34 Denise May 12, 2012 at 8:53 am

    Signed up for their newsletter. Would love to win this!

    35 Steph E May 12, 2012 at 9:11 am

    Thanks for the chance to win!

    36 Lisa Gruich May 12, 2012 at 9:20 am

    How cool it would be to win one of these!

    37 heather b May 12, 2012 at 9:29 am

    pick me! pick me!

    38 Rebekah May 12, 2012 at 9:39 am

    My family could really use this!

    39 Jennifer May 12, 2012 at 9:42 am

    I would LOVE one of these!!

    40 Amanda May 12, 2012 at 9:58 am

    I so want one of these. Thanks for the chance.

    41 Sheri May 12, 2012 at 10:17 am

    I clicked on the mineral link to search for minerals to add to my filtered water but it took me to a blank page. Could you post another link?

    42 KitchenKop May 12, 2012 at 5:20 pm

    I fixed it, thanks for telling me!

    43 %kelly the kitchen kop% via Facebook May 12, 2012 at 10:18 am

    So excited about this. I have been wanting one for a few years. I signed up!

    44 David May 12, 2012 at 10:41 am

    The great thing about a gravity filter like the Berkey is that it is not dependant on electrical power in order to operate!

    45 Holly May 12, 2012 at 10:49 am

    Thanks for the chance to win!

    46 Melinda May 12, 2012 at 10:59 am

    This would be great to win! I hope I am entered. I don’t understand the “mandatory” entry (the first one). I didn’t see a link to click to sign up for their newsletter. Sorry for being dense or blind! I don’t want to be disqualified if I do win! Thanks! =0)

    47 KitchenKop May 12, 2012 at 5:20 pm

    Just scroll down at the page where that link takes you and you’ll see the newsletter sign up box.

    48 Shannon May 12, 2012 at 11:19 pm

    I see no link to click to take me anywhere.

    49 Melinda May 13, 2012 at 9:15 am

    I was not clear… I’m sorry. I meant, I don’t see a link on your wall to take me to their page so that I can sign up for their newsletter. I view your page with Chrome… is that the problem?

    50 Melinda May 13, 2012 at 9:31 am

    I found this link on their facebook page:
    Is this correct? I signed up for the newsletter there. Thanks! =0)

    51 KitchenKop May 13, 2012 at 11:01 pm

    Nope, sorry for the trouble, but you have to click to sign up through this page. If you can’t see the link, that means you might have an ad blocker on? Or try a different browser.


    52 Melinda May 14, 2012 at 1:48 am

    Thanks for taking the time to try to clear this up. I’ve tried another browser, and to my knowledge I don’t have an ad blocker (I see a lot of ads). I still don’t see it. I even tried signing in with another e-mail to see if I could “try again” on the rafflecopter, but I still don’t see a link. Is the link part of the rafflecopter or is it somewhere else? Maybe I have signed up the correct way, and I am just experiencing brain damage! =0) No worries! Blessings!

    53 KitchenKop May 15, 2012 at 12:43 am

    So you don’t see text that you can click right under where it says, “Here’s how to enter:”?????

    If not, you’ve got me stumped. Maybe try one more different browser?? IE, Firefox, Chrome, Safari…….

    54 Melinda May 15, 2012 at 12:52 am

    Thank you for telling me specifically where to look! But nope… it is blank! So weird! No worries! There are plenty of others here who want/need the prize! Maybe another time! =0) (I always use Chrome…I also have Internet Explorer when needed for sites that don’t work on Chrome… but I don’t have another other browsers installed. Neither of those two are working. Must be my location!) At least NOW I know I’m not blind! ha ha! Blessings! =0)

    55 KitchenKop May 15, 2012 at 1:09 am

    I think after all that you owe it to yourself to just download Firefox (it’s fast, free, and my favorite!) and sign up!!! :)

    56 Laura King May 12, 2012 at 11:12 am

    Our whole home is on a reverse-osmosis system, and I have been worried about trace minerals, etc being removed, and also the possible leaching of them from our bodies. Thank you for offering the contest!

    57 Michelle May 12, 2012 at 12:04 pm

    Yea!!!! This would be so AWESOME!!! I have been trying to save up to get one of these!!!! Great job!!!

    58 Michelle May 12, 2012 at 12:11 pm

    would love to win this!!! :)

    59 Jennifer W. May 12, 2012 at 2:44 pm

    Do you have to click the link to enter, because that link doesn’t take me to a place to enter anything…it’s just their home page. I then thought about skipping the link and entering with the widget, but don’t want to waste my time if I have to enter through the link first. Please tell me what to do with that link…as there’s no way to enter a giveaway there.

    60 KitchenKop May 12, 2012 at 5:21 pm

    Do you see the newsletter sign up box on that page if you scroll down a little bit, though?

    61 Jennifer W. May 12, 2012 at 11:06 pm

    Oh, it didn’t say anything about clicking on the link to sign up for a newsletter. I’ll try that.

    62 Juliette May 12, 2012 at 3:19 pm

    This would be a God sent, I could give it to my husband for his birthday on the 16, or when I get it. Technically I get all the benefits too, hee hee. This would be so great for my one kidney too! (Donated the other one 12 years ago). I have been drooling over the BERKEY for a long time.

    I love H20 :0)

    63 caroline May 12, 2012 at 4:13 pm

    i am in need of new water!

    64 Sarah May 12, 2012 at 8:56 pm

    Yay! I have been trying many methods and none are working for me yet; I would put one of these to good use!

    65 Cindy Wilson May 12, 2012 at 10:13 pm

    Thanks for a chance to win such a fabulous prize…

    66 Bethany May 12, 2012 at 10:32 pm

    I’ve never wanted to win a giveaway more!

    67 KateR May 12, 2012 at 10:33 pm

    Awesome giveaway! Berkey has been on our wishlist for awhile!! Thank you!

    68 Karin May 12, 2012 at 10:34 pm

    Great giveaway!

    69 Dana Gill May 12, 2012 at 10:34 pm

    Ooh! I hope I win. We’re switching from well to city water soon and I will be using RO filters for it. This would be awesome to put the minerals back into the water.

    70 Karen White May 12, 2012 at 10:38 pm

    Someone is getting a HUGE blessing. What a great give away!

    Karen White

    71 Jodi May 12, 2012 at 10:40 pm

    Thanks for the great opportunity!

    72 Christine Myers May 12, 2012 at 10:42 pm

    I added a link about the contest on my blog:

    73 Jess May 12, 2012 at 10:43 pm

    I didn’t know my reverse osmosis took out all our minerals! Really want to win the berkey!

    74 Natalie F May 12, 2012 at 10:44 pm

    I would love to win this giveaway! I agree to the rules and am excited about this opportunity.

    75 Valerie May 12, 2012 at 10:46 pm

    Thanks A Million…. A Big Berkey has been on my Twins and I NEED LIST for a long time!!!

    76 beth May 12, 2012 at 10:48 pm

    I’ve been wanting a Berkey for a very long time now! This is an amazing giveaway!

    77 Candace May 12, 2012 at 10:50 pm

    What an awesome giveaway! I have been eyeballing these for awhile.

    78 DJ May 12, 2012 at 11:03 pm

    fingers crossed! this would be an amazing product to have for my family :)

    79 Keller de Aguero May 12, 2012 at 11:18 pm

    What a great giveaway! I have wanted one of these for a long time!

    80 Mary Kate May 12, 2012 at 11:22 pm

    I really could use this!! We have horrible water here in Florida.

    81 Juliette Cagnolatti May 12, 2012 at 11:31 pm

    I liked you on facebook, joined your newsletter, and love water! :0)

    82 Mia Harrod May 12, 2012 at 11:32 pm

    Would love to win this, thanks for the opportunity!

    83 Juliette Cagnolatti May 12, 2012 at 11:38 pm

    Also liked and signed up for LPC survival newsletter

    84 Christina R. May 13, 2012 at 12:05 am

    Been wanting a Berkey to clean up this awful chlorinated water we have!

    85 Tamara May 13, 2012 at 12:28 am

    Would love to win this, as it was on my list to purchase after saving up the money! Thanks for the chance to win one!

    86 Erin May 13, 2012 at 12:44 am

    I’ve wanted a Berkey for awhile now…would love to win!

    87 Elizabeth Skalinski Peters May 13, 2012 at 1:30 am

    What a spectacular giveaway. Having a child with autism, this is on my priority list! Thank you!

    88 Lynell May 13, 2012 at 1:43 am

    l would love to with this .I’ve wanted one for awhile.

    89 Colleen B May 13, 2012 at 2:15 am

    OK, I am missing something. I can’t find the link to get thru to their newsletter. I tried going thru to their website thru FB and can’t find it there either. Can you help me with that? This is on my bday list (3 weeks away!) so it would be amazing to win it instead! Thanks!

    90 KitchenKop May 13, 2012 at 11:02 pm

    Do you have an ad blocker on? Otherwise, try using a different browser! Thanks!

    91 %kelly the kitchen kop% via Facebook May 13, 2012 at 2:24 am

    Would love to win this !

    92 Diane Forrest May 13, 2012 at 2:47 am

    I’m going to be moving to the city and really need to remove the chlorine from the water I will be drinking. Would love a Berkey!

    93 Daphne May 13, 2012 at 3:14 am

    I’ve been looking for a good
    system. This one looks great!

    94 Deb Gifford May 13, 2012 at 7:25 am

    Great giveaway. I’m still trying to get enough money saved to get me one. Hope to do it soon.

    95 Brandy May 13, 2012 at 7:28 am

    Winning this would probably make my year, hah. :)

    96 Shellie May 13, 2012 at 8:24 am

    I would love a Big Berkey! Thanks for having this sweepstakes :)

    97 Erin May 13, 2012 at 8:56 am

    I would LOVE this as part of my kitchen. Did everything I could to win it! :) Good luck to everyone entered!

    98 Regina May 13, 2012 at 10:57 am

    I would so love to win this. What a great Mother’s Day gift it would be!

    99 Viki May 13, 2012 at 11:15 am

    What a fantastic give away!!

    100 Sarah May 13, 2012 at 11:29 am

    Did 5/9… Really want one of these!!

    101 Tara May 13, 2012 at 4:37 pm

    I’ve been wanting one of these. Even though we move every few years with the Army, it would definitely be worth it.

    102 felicia May 13, 2012 at 5:10 pm

    i just signed up on the berkey site! thanks! :)

    103 Jenni Peters May 13, 2012 at 8:25 pm

    I’ve become more and more concerned about our water. This would be awesome!

    104 Juliette May 14, 2012 at 1:10 am

    :0) -, fingers crossed. Here’s to H20 that is whole and good for you! BERKY…

    105 Colleen B May 14, 2012 at 2:44 am

    OK…I can’t see the link in Chrome, but I could see it in Internet Explorer. I didn’t try Firefox. However, since I had to relog in, who knows if it is showing up for me. But, I did sign up for the newsletter. I can’t wait until more websites support Chrome! It is such a good browser (especially for people like me who tend to have like 10 websites open at once)!! Oh well! Thanks for the chance to win!

    106 KitchenKop May 15, 2012 at 12:44 am

    Browser glitches are such a pain!

    107 Chandra May 14, 2012 at 7:49 am

    I have been needing a water filter for a long time, would love to win it!

    108 Gina May 14, 2012 at 8:05 am

    What a fabulous giveaway!!

    109 Kris F. May 14, 2012 at 8:06 am

    This is an AWESOME giveaway!!!!!

    110 Lori May 14, 2012 at 8:17 am

    This is on my wish list so it would be so great to win this!

    111 Erin May 14, 2012 at 8:19 am

    Would love to win this!

    112 Stacey May 14, 2012 at 8:20 am

    Wow, this is such a great opportunity! Can’t wait to win! :)

    113 Donna Bauman May 14, 2012 at 8:24 am

    Thanks for the chance to win one of these!

    114 Deanna May 14, 2012 at 8:29 am

    Thank you for the giveaway! It sounds awesome!!

    115 deb May 14, 2012 at 8:44 am

    I hope I win!! I have had this on my wish list forever!! :)

    116 Rachel K May 14, 2012 at 8:45 am

    Yay! Thanks for doing this giveaway! :-)

    117 Stacy May 14, 2012 at 8:54 am

    Great sweepstakes!

    118 Nancy May 14, 2012 at 9:03 am

    This has been on my “wish list” for so long! What a great giveaway!!!

    119 Amber May 14, 2012 at 9:07 am

    I can smell the chlorine in ou taP water. I often wonder what else is there that I can’t smell. Would LOVE this!

    120 Maureen May 14, 2012 at 9:15 am

    Would love to win. Thank you! Here’s my blog post:

    121 Carol May 14, 2012 at 9:15 am

    Awesome giveaway!!

    122 Lauren May 14, 2012 at 10:09 am

    Would love to win!

    123 Monique Verdin May 14, 2012 at 10:41 am

    Does the Berkey remove Chloramine?

    124 Jasmine May 14, 2012 at 10:44 am

    I love the Berkey Light Water Filters! Would love to win one!

    125 Raven May 14, 2012 at 10:56 am

    Fantastic sweepstakes. Thank you.

    126 chandelle May 14, 2012 at 11:49 am

    Cool giveaway!

    127 Rachel Quick May 14, 2012 at 12:09 pm

    Awesome! I’ve wanted a Berkey forever but can’t afford one.

    128 Jill B May 14, 2012 at 12:39 pm

    Thanks so much for the chance to win! I signed up for the newsletter and am looking forward to learning more. :)

    129 Vicky Carlson May 14, 2012 at 2:38 pm

    I blogged about it. :)

    130 Kimberly Anderson May 14, 2012 at 4:06 pm
    131 MIriam May 14, 2012 at 6:41 pm

    I would love a Berkey! I have been eyeing them for years! Great Giveaway!

    132 Juliette Cagnolatti May 14, 2012 at 7:32 pm

    As my granddaughter says grandma I luv wattie, yes, Bliss grandma also loves water! Hee hee :0)

    133 Monique May 14, 2012 at 7:58 pm

    Thank you for this amazing, life-giving, wonderful giveaway! Would love to win one for our family’s health!!

    134 danielle May 14, 2012 at 8:33 pm

    i’ve been wanting a berkey! thanks for the chance to win one!

    135 Natalia May 15, 2012 at 11:30 am

    I have needing something like this.

    136 Lee Ann May 15, 2012 at 3:50 pm

    thanks for the sweepstakes!

    137 Melissa from the Blue House May 15, 2012 at 4:04 pm

    I entered, liked you on facebook, liked this post on facebook, and subscribed to email updates!

    138 Barb Reinert May 15, 2012 at 4:10 pm

    That would be so cool to have!!! What a nice giveaway!

    139 Brandi May 15, 2012 at 4:35 pm

    I have sooo wanted this forever!!!!!

    140 Amber May 15, 2012 at 4:56 pm

    Ohhh I would be THRILLED to have this in my home!!!

    141 Leah May 15, 2012 at 5:24 pm

    I don’t have a blog or website of my own, I appreciate blogs like this and the excellent information that you share. I would love to win one of these.

    142 Julie May 15, 2012 at 5:34 pm

    This would be fabulous for our new place in the country!!
    Much better than digging a new well. :-)
    Signed up for the newsletter, but this site doesn’t seem to recognize that.
    Hoping I win!!!

    143 Laura May 15, 2012 at 5:43 pm

    Signed up for the newsletter, and did a bunch of the other stuff. I’d LOVE one of these, especially since I have chlorinated/floridated city water.

    144 Julie May 15, 2012 at 5:45 pm

    Figured it out! :-)
    I do not enter contest very often…. but this is something I really, really want and could use for my family!

    145 debbie56 May 15, 2012 at 5:56 pm

    A Berkey has been on our wish list for LONG time!

    146 Melanie May 15, 2012 at 6:13 pm

    Great giveaway, er, sweepstakes! We’d love to have a decent water filter system. Also, I signed up for Berkley Light’s newsletter, but I didn’t receive a confirmation, so I’m not sure it went through. I did it twice.

    147 Mishelle May 15, 2012 at 7:41 pm

    I just posted about Berkey Water Filters. And how much I would LOVE to win one!!!

    148 Laura G. May 15, 2012 at 8:14 pm

    Great giveaway!!!!!

    149 veronica May 16, 2012 at 3:37 am

    It would be the most awesome win this!!!! I got 5 entries

    150 Charlene May 16, 2012 at 10:03 am

    great giveaway!

    151 xania May 16, 2012 at 10:42 am

    Great Giveaway – Fantastic Product! Thanks for offering

    152 Juliette Cagnolatti May 16, 2012 at 9:22 pm

    Fab giveaway, Berkey, I think I love you!

    153 Sherry England May 16, 2012 at 10:52 pm

    Here’s a post on my blog about the giveaway.Check it out….

    154 Christy May 16, 2012 at 11:17 pm

    This would be a perfect birthday present for my big day this month!

    155 Olivia @ Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Healthiness May 17, 2012 at 12:22 am

    Oh man….this would be so amazing to win!! What an awesome giveaway. You rock Kelly!

    156 Ros May 17, 2012 at 3:42 pm

    This is on my wishlist, too! I’ve heard from a lot of people that these are amazing. Regardless, there will be one happy winner!

    157 kumlama June 21, 2013 at 3:57 am

    Great blog! Is your theme custom made or did you download it from somewhere?
    A theme like yours with a few simple tweeks would
    really make my blog shine. Please let me know where you got your design.


    158 Juliette Cagnolatti June 25, 2014 at 9:43 pm

    Bring a living Kidney donor with permanent nerve damage, Good water is essential for my daily needs a Berkey is so awesome and has been on my wish list for quite some time now! Thank you for the wonderful opportunity. :0) for a chance in this giveaway.

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