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Helping our college age students develop healthy habits is a task most of us as moms find a daunting task. When they’re home, its easy to remind them to eat healthy, get plenty of sleep and lay off the sugary sodas. When they’re away from home(on their own, at school for the first time or the 12th time) grabbing fast food, a cup of coffee and a doughnut , or a pizza and a brew is the easiest way to take care of the hungries. Sleep is often not the 8 hours we’d like for them to get and sugar laden soft drinks are often their choice of afternoon pick me ups. All of these habits are known to bring on the Freshman 15 (those 15 lbs almost every freshman acquires) and some keep well through graduation. Plus students AND parents need to stay hydrated for good brain function as well, but most find that the most difficult part of staying healthy, particularly away from home!
We all think of books, supplies and dorm room fix ups when getting our kids ready to ship out for college, I, frankly hadn’t considered sending a filtered water pitcher along, until now! I love the win-win factor of encouraging healthy habits for my daughter and being able to be a savvy smart money saving mama! Brita® makes it simple and convenient to stay healthy and hydrated and Target makes it easy to save! (Plus I get all the credit!)
Last month, we waved goodbye to our college senior for the start of her final year (yay). And this weekend, I’m sending a care package loaded with healthy snacks, mama’s homemade goodies, a reminder to get enough sleep and a Brita® Space Saver Pitcher. We use filtered water here at home because of all the things in our water here that make it taste bad, so getting her personal pitcher is sure to make her smile! The Space Saver holds 6 (8oz) cups of water and at only 4.75 inches wide and 10.13 inches high, its the perfect size to fit in her refrigerator door. We all know when water tastes better we drink more of it and Brita® filters out those things that make water taste bad. Plus the new electronic filter indicator counts pours, so there’s no more forgetting to change the filter. Brita® brand filters are guaranteed to fit securely and the lid locks providing for spill free pouring.
All of this adds up to keeping a busy college student healthy and hydrated (drinking those 8 glasses of water a day) and a little bit heavier in the pocket book, yeah that’s a win-win! With the average cost of 29 cents per bottle (if you buy in bulk) vs using the Space Saver pitcher and your own glass or BPA-free water bottle the savings add up quick! I purchased the Space Saver at Target where it usually sells for $18.99 (its on sale right now for 15% off, which made the shelf price $16.14) I also used the Target Cartwheel App , which lowered the price at the register another 10%. (I love a good deal, don’t you?) Plus, I signed up for the Target subscription for replacement filters and I’m saving 5% on those and they’re being shipped direct to my daughter. Now how’s that for convenience! ? The filter should last approximately 2 months, or 40 gallons, but she’ll always have a replacement at her fingertips.
Available at Target where for me, shopping is always a pleasure. From the well lit spacious aisles to the friendly associates always available to help! And finding products is a breeze ! Look for the Space Saver Pitcher by Brita® and all Brita® products in the small appliances department. Chances are you’ll see an endcap display on the aisle pointing you directly to what you’re looking for. Save 10% with the Target Cartwheel App
KEY FEATURES OF THE SPACE SAVER PITCHER FROM BRITA®
- NEW and IMPROVED Advanced quick change filter include 2x faster to change (than previous filter) with no pre-soak or black flecks.
- NEW electronic filter indicator counts pours, no more forgetting to change filters!
- NEW and IMPROVED filter fit and locking lid for spill free pouring.
- BPA-free materials.
- Easy-fill lid flips open for faster re-filling.
- Capacity 6 (8 oz. glasses).
- Fits perfectly in a full-size fridge or mini-fridge.
- Filters chlorine taste and odor, zinc, and harmful contaminants copper, mercury and cadmium.*substances reduced may not be in all users’ water.
Help your students stay healthy and hydrated, start your own Brita® habit today!
Robin Rue (@massholemommy) says
My step son is off to college this weekend. I should grab him one of these before he goes.
You so should! Its perfect for those small dorm fridges! And if he’s like most guys, beer is the drink of choice. A little good water goes a long way!
That’s so great! Using a pitcher instead of buy bottled water all the time will save a ton of money. All you need is that pitcher and some washable water bottles and you’re set.
You can save lots of money vs buying those little bottles. yes!!
Amy Desrosiers says
I love Target too! As a matter of fact, I bought my Brita Pitcher there too!
Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle says
I love pitchers. They make so much more sense than buying bottled water all the time.
It really does, and this pitcher is the right size for fridge doors too! so the kiddos who can pour their own, won’t miss it!
This is so cool that it would fit in my mini fridge. I need to get one for my office!
Brett Martin says
When you live in a college dorm, you have such limited space. This is the perfect gift for the college bound student!
Amber Edwards says
my niece in collage really wants one of these! They have horrible water in her apartment. And she likes how this saves room too.
What a great idea. I bet huge water coolers don’t fit in dorms very well.
no, we have a water cooler at home, but trying to get one into the dorm? FAIL. Huge FAIL!
What a great idea! I love the subscription program too.
Autumn @Mamachallenge says
That looks like a great product! I may not be in college anymore, but I still want one for my kitchen!
I had a Bruta in college and loved it. All the girls in the dorm would come in to get yummy water!!! Great idea
Sabrina @ Dinner, then Dessert says
I remember in college how inconvenient it was to get water in the dorms! This is a real time saver, and it filters the water too!
Mistee Dawn says
I love these pitchers! I need to get one of these for my house! They are great for anyone!
We use our Brita all of the time! What a great idea for a going to college gift.
Aimee Smith says
We LOVE our Brita! I so wish I had mine when I was in college!
I know. Right?
Liz Mays says
This is definitely a good idea for college. My son’s college had frequent red water alerts.
Frankly I would not have thought about providing this to my college student. What a smart idea. I love my Brita and did not know we could subscribe and get our filters. This is very handy.
Jennifer Pridemore says
A Brita pitcher is such a great idea to take to college with you. Sometimes the water can be questionable!
especially here in Louisiana, even the best water is questionable!
I love our space saver pitcher. I agree it’s perfect for a dorm room.
I love our Brita! I always used it – even in college! We had to drink bottles or filtered water.