I bought this cool stainless steel reusable water bottle from Starbucks using a gift card a good friend gave me for my birthday.
I was out of town for 8 days and decided to keep my bottle full of filtered water and not buy one plastic water bottle. Besides morning coffee and evening wine, water is what I drink.
Before I officially decided on my challenge, I purchased a gallon of filtered water at the grocery store. Rest assured, people, this jug was refilled about 4 times and was used to fill up my cool stainless steel water bottle.
I took advantage of the filtered water at Wahoo's Fish Tacos when I ate there five times.
The Sheraton had a gym with a water filtration system, so I was able to fill up anytime between 6am and 10:30pm. Before I discovered this, the bartender filled up my water bottle.
Overpriced $3.25 bottles of water weren’t my motivation, but I've heard enough about BPAs in plastics that I find myself guarding my reproductive system. And yes, I did refill that plastic gallon jug... but I didn't heat it up!
I wasn't shy about asking Starbucks to fill my bottle up with water.
The Warwick Hotel had an awesome workout room on the 15th floor overlooking downtown Denver. And, yes, we did actually workout and didn't just fill up on water.
The Warwick's workout room also had lemon water, which is my favorite.
I also managed to avoid the $5 Fiji water bottles at the Warwick.
I DID IT!
I made it 8 days without buying a plastic water bottle (other than the initial gallon jug). Some other places that filled up my water bottle: Whole Foods, The Randolph Room, 24-Hour Fitness, and Red Rocks Grill.