MT. LAUREL, N.J., Dec. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Getting a charming—but unwanted—Christmas gift is a time-honored tradition as old as your Aunt Tillie's fruitcakes. But now, that leopard-print necktie or combination music box/lava-lamp can earn you something a lot more fun AND useful: a brand new SodaStream Source soda maker.
From now until 11am Eastern time on Thursday, January 2nd, SodaStream International, Ltd. (NASDAQ: SODA) encourages you to take a photo of any unwanted item you received this holiday season. Post the photo on SodaStream's Facebook page or to Instagram or Twitter with the hashtag #SodaSwap; SodaStream will pick the top 5 winners from each of the three social media sites (15 winners total) and trade the items for new Source machines. SodaStream will then donate the winners' unwanted gifts to charity.
SodaStream's Source, designed by world-renowned designer Yves Behar, combines beauty, functionality and efficiency. The elegantly-designed, easy-to-use countertop device makes up to 60 liters of great tasting carbonated beverages per CO2 carbonator. A $99.95 value (MSRP), the Source includes one carbonator, a 6-flavor Sodamix Taste Sampler, and a reusable one-liter, BPA-free carbonating bottle with fizz-preserving cap.
"This year, SodaStream is giving people the chance to swap the one item they don't want for something that's truly indispensable," said Gerard Meyer, President of SodaStream USA. "With a SodaStream Source soda maker on your counter, you can save money, help save the environment and enjoy your favorite carbonated beverage any time you want. But you only have until 11am on Thursday, January 2nd to enter. So send in your photos today and make the best trade of this—or any other—holiday season."
For more information, including contest rules, visit: http://bit.ly/SodaSwapRules.
SodaStream manufactures beverage carbonation systems, which enable consumers to easily transform ordinary tap water instantly into carbonated soft drinks and sparkling water. Soda makers offer a highly differentiated and innovative solution to consumers of bottled and canned carbonated soft drinks and sparkling water. Our products are environmentally friendly, cost effective, promote health and wellness, and are customizable and fun to use. In addition, our products offer convenience by eliminating the need to carry bottles home from the supermarket, to store bottles at home or to regularly dispose of empty bottles. Our products are available at more than 50,000 retail stores in 42 countries around the world. For more information on SodaStream, please visit the Company's website: www.sodastream.com.
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