Traveling with Contigo, My New Best Friend {Giveaway}

Do you ever fall in love with a product so much that you refuse to leave the house without it?  Well, that’s me and Contigo.  I bet we have gone through hundreds of water bottles and travel mugs over the years because they leak, don’t keep things warm (or cold), and are cheaply made.  I absolutely believe you get what you pay for in this instance.


Let me tell you why I said yes to reviewing Contigo products.  1) Toby is a water hog. He has to have a water bottle on the bike, in his truck, at the track, in the weight room, and while he’s watching TV.   2) Truett thinks he has to do everything Toby does so he also has to have a water bottle at all times.  3) Noe drinks coffee every single morning and always takes a cup to go.  There are lots of bumps on the ranch roads so a good travel mug is in order. 4) I’m trying to drink more water and find that if something has a straw, I get more in. 4) It takes 30 minutes to get to town so even if we’re not ‘traveling’, we’re still traveling.  Someone always gets thirsty and we love to take water bottles with us while on-the-go.

During the school year, if you notice your child getting a little sluggish, chances are they’re dehydrated.  Think about how much they drink during the school day as opposed to be home all day.  Probably not near as much as they need.   Since Truett’s bus ride was almost 25 minutes long, I started sending a water bottle with him on the bus. By the time he got to school, he already drank it and was hydrated for the morning.  Hydration is so important!   I was looking at this infographic and was shocked that only 5% choose water for on-the-go.  That’s crazy to me!  Honestly, I don’t want Truett picking up my bad soda habit so I’m trying so hard to encourage water every chance I can.

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We are traveling to Houston in a few days and will be using Contigo reusable bottles to hydrate us all the way.   I plan to follow up with you guys on our exact opinions of these but so far, they have been AWESOME!  And the AUTOSPOUT®  is fabulous! Today, I’m giving you the chance to win 5 Contigo Products!


How to Enter:

Leave a comment on this post sharing a travel tip.  You can do this daily as long as it’s a different tip.

While I never require it, I ask that you please share this giveaway via social networks like twitter and facebook. I appreciate it and the sponsor appreciates it.   Giveaway ends on July 5th at about 10pm CST. 

You can find Contigo on Twitter and Facebook so be sure to give them a ‘Like’ and ‘Follow’.  Also, for those of you who love a discount, you can get 20% off just by using the code -> COMMUTE20 <- Head to their website now! WOOHOO!   Thanks!

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    Jennifer B says

    when traveling make sure you have a spare tire

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    latanya says

    have fun

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    Ellen B says

    know where the rest stops are

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    Sunnie says

    I also like to take baby wipes as well, they make for an easy clean up. My husband takes them trucking with him

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    dawn cook says

    i pack plenty of drinks and snacks for the kids, one of the 3 is always hungry or thirsty!

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    latanya says

    pack extra sets of clothes

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    Mary Beth Elderton says

    Pack lightly. Take along clothes that “go together” so that it is possible to make multiple “outfits” out of just a few pieces.

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    Jennifer B says

    pack a first aid kit…you never know

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    Deb S says

    My biggest tip is to keep the kids busy. We have a round of activities and switch them off about every 20 minutes or so. Twenty minutes license plate game, 20 minutes coloring, etc by the time they get bored with the activity it is time to change.

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    courtney b says

    today I would say switch drivers back and forth :)

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    Katherine Donovan says

    My traveling trip is to fill a water bottle with ice only. It takes a while to melt but there is always ice cold water to drink!

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    Ellen B says

    allow more time than you think to get there

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    Leslie S. says

    I prefer to travel in the late evening.My kids nap and it is peaceful.When we drove from Fl to NJ earlier this year it made the trip a lot easier if they slept instead of hollering to go potty every 15 minutes( I have 4 kids).Thanks!

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    Terry Cross says

    Bring snacks and drinks so you don’t have to stop as often

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    Jennifer Reed says

    A travel tip is to keep healthier snacks inside your car or bag so you do not have to purchase unhealthy expensive options while out.

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    Terry Cross says

    Bring plenty of things to keep the kids occupied

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    Mary Beth Elderton says

    On a longer road trip bring along some music in case you reach an area with few radio choices.

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    Jennifer B says

    Don’t over pack. Pack clothes you know you love and not things you haven’t worn before

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    My best tip is to keep a trash bag in the car. It saves a lot of time later and helps to keep the car clean and fresh.

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    Tyneisha Fondren says

    Always be vigilant when traveling to unfamiliar territory!

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    amy pugmire says

    pack their favorite blankets , pillows or a favorite toy

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    Angela M says

    I always bring snacks and drinks so you don’t have to stop somewhere and pay in case anyone gets hungry or thirsty.

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    latanya says

    bring clothes for various weather tempatures

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    AEKZ2 says

    If you’re traveling by car, make sure your spare tire is inflated.

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    Brian E. says

    On long drives, take advantage of rest stops at least every 90-120 minutes to stretch your legs & rehydrate.

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    Jennifer says

    In the car i always travel with an audio book. The time flies by!