#HGG Primo Enclosed Bottle Bottom Loading Hot/Cold Water Dispenser Review [CLOSED Giveaway]

by Heather Smith on November 28, 2011 · 155 comments



Primo Stainless Enclosed Bottle Bottom Loading Hot/Cold Water Dispenser


Our family drinks a lot of water. Emma and Ethan drink a little milk and mostly water. We have been encouraging them to fill their water bottles when they need a drink. Unfortunately they are short people and filling their cups and water bottles at the fridge usually ended up in a watery mess down the stainless front of my fridge.


Primo Water offered to send us a bottom loading water dispenser. I have always wanted a water dispenser but disliked the look of the bottle on top and I really didn’t think I could put the bottle in myself. After reading about the bottom loading dispenser I was excited to give it a try.

When it arrived I was impressed with the clean contemporary look of the chrome front. It matched our kitchen appliances nicely. I was impressed with and I loved how easy it was to slide the bottle into the bottom compartment… no lifting or flipping the water bottle. This particular dispenser allows us to have fresh, safe, hot or cold water instantly. If you are a household that already purchases bottled water, using this dispenser would help eliminate having to dispose of single-use plastic bottles.

The Primo Bottom Loading Hot/Cold Water Dispenser features:
Designer styling with stainless steel front panels and black accents
• Bottle sits in base for easy loading and unloading
• Flashing light alerts you when bottle needs to be replaced
• High-flow mechanism dispenses cold water twice as fast as competitors’ models
• Near boiling hot water is great for instant beverages, soups and cereals
• Convenient top-mounted pushbutton controls
• Child safety latch on hot water button
• Leak-proof design
• Dual nightlights for using dispenser in low light conditions
• Accepts all 3- and 5-gallon bottles
• Includes coupon for free Primo Water (water bottle not included)
• 1.0 gallon per hour output with our fastest recovery time
• Removable dishwasher-safe spill tray
• No filters to maintain
• CSA listed
• ENERGY STAR rated ¬– uses 25% less power than traditional dispensers
• Power down switch for hot tank saves even more energy
• 2-year mfr. limited warranty
• Assembled dimensions – 43.2″ (H) x 12.6″ (W) x 15.0″ (D)
Note: This device intended for dispensing water only – do not use other liquids.


Emma and Ethan have enjoyed being able to fill their own cups/water bottles without making a mess (and freaking mom out). I’ve noticed the water consumption in our house has increased because of the ease of dispensing and that makes me a happy mommy.

We love our dispenser and the convenience for the children to serve fresh filtered water for themselves. This will allow them to feel independent and stay hydrated at the same time. The size of the dispenser allows us to tuck the dispenser in the corner and it’s not in the way at all. Having hot and cold water at the touch of a button makes the water more palatable. I was a bit worried about the hot water button. We had a “talk” with Emma and Ethan about what buttons were okay to push, but there is also a child lock on the red button. If they were to try to push it the hot water wouldn’t work.


The cost comparison of a 5 gallon bottle to a package of single serving bottles will win you over. Inside the Primo Water dispenser box is a $5 off coupon to use on your initial bottle purchase. When you return to the store with your empty bottle you receive a ticket that will allow you to purchase a full bottle for only $6. To find a retailer of Primo water near you click here. My local retailers include Wal-Mart and Lowes.

This is a great savings and super convenient.  If you don’t mind having to be a little careful with your full bottles you can refill your bottle even cheaper. Inside our local grocery stores, Wal-Mart and outside our gas station up the road are refill stations. We brought our 5 gallon bottle and refilled it for $1.75.

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You can purchase a Primo Stainless Enclosed Bottle Bottom Loading Hot/Cold Water Dispenser for $199.99


ONE OurKidsMom reader is going to win a Primo Bottom Loading Water Dispenser!

This giveaway ended at 11:59 PM EST on December 19, 2011.

Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention/review it on my blog. I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.” The opinions expressed in this post are entirely my own. Your experience with the product may differ from mine. The sponsor is responsible for prize fulfillment and will be shipping the winner(s) their prize(s). For more information read my disclosure policy.



1 brooke t November 28, 2011 at 6:34 AM

Flavorstation 500

2 Jen Allo November 28, 2011 at 8:47 AM

Love that it’s bottom loading. Cool feature!

3 Paula Lee November 28, 2011 at 8:50 AM

You can survive for up to a month without food, but only five to seven days without water.

4 Tabitha Evans November 28, 2011 at 9:07 AM

I’d love the 900116 top loading dispenser.

5 Audrey Griffis November 28, 2011 at 9:08 AM

i learned that they are a Energy Star Rating company

6 mamabunny13 November 28, 2011 at 9:27 AM

I like the Primo Water Pump withe the handle (900179H).

7 Jennifer Rote November 28, 2011 at 9:42 AM

I like the bottom loading. I can’t lift the bottles.

8 Fawn H November 28, 2011 at 9:45 AM

I learned that Primo Water is bottled locally at over 60 locations nationwide

9 Claire November 28, 2011 at 9:51 AM

I’d love the 900116 top loading dispenser.

10 Nicole Edwards November 28, 2011 at 9:57 AM

It comes in a 3 or 5 gal bottle
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11 catherine thomas November 28, 2011 at 10:11 AM

I did not know water coolers come in stainless steel.

12 darlene miller November 28, 2011 at 10:12 AM

i learned they also have flavoring you can add to your water

13 Catie November 28, 2011 at 10:59 AM

I learned that 60% of the US population drinks bottled water – me included!

14 rachelle jones November 28, 2011 at 11:20 AM

The bottom loading is a great idea, no heavy lifting, and it looks better :)

15 Jacqueline Griffin November 28, 2011 at 11:24 AM

You can survive for up to a month without food, but only five to seven days without water.
Thank You!!

16 Sherry S. November 28, 2011 at 11:25 AM

I love the 900116 top loading dispenser.

17 Rochel S November 28, 2011 at 11:35 AM

Love that the bottle is hidden and how easy it is to load it!

18 Tina M November 28, 2011 at 11:42 AM

Learned that the company produces the top-selling line of water dispensers in the United States,

19 Pam Anderson November 28, 2011 at 12:16 PM

Primo Water is purified to the highest industry standards using a 9-step process
Most people say that water doesnt have any taste….I’ve always disagreed!!! Must be in the processing, I guess

20 Brandy Lewis November 28, 2011 at 12:23 PM

The Primo Flavorstation looks like it would be perfect for my house. Three picky children and I’ve always been weird about my water.

21 Ashley rexrode November 28, 2011 at 1:06 PM

I would love to have the Diet energy beverage mix

22 Cindy November 28, 2011 at 1:19 PM

Flavorstation 100.

23 paige chandler November 28, 2011 at 1:56 PM

I’d like the Water Dispensers > Portable > 900199

24 D Schmidt November 28, 2011 at 2:00 PM

Something else from their site I like is the beverage mixes especially Lemon Lime



25 Nicole S. November 28, 2011 at 3:07 PM

I LOVE that it is bottom loading!!! Also, the flavor station 500 is cool. Can’t wait for it to come out.

26 Lauren November 28, 2011 at 3:30 PM

I like that you can load it at the bottom!

27 renee walters November 28, 2011 at 5:03 PM

I like that is is bottom loading! Thanks so much for the fantastic giveaway!
Renee Walters

28 Tiffany Iverson November 28, 2011 at 9:02 PM

I want the Primo Flavorstation.

29 Alison F November 28, 2011 at 10:32 PM

I like the Primo Water portable dispenser. I could certainly make use of it!!

30 Trasina McGahey November 28, 2011 at 11:36 PM

I learned it dispenses cold water twice as fast as other brands!

31 Sara Roney November 29, 2011 at 12:14 AM


32 Taryn November 29, 2011 at 1:22 AM

I’m am liking the beverage mixes. My favorite feature is that it’s bottom loading. :D
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33 Suzanne B November 29, 2011 at 1:53 AM

I like that the bottles are on the bottom. I have to load the one at work and it just about kills me. This I could do.

34 Estelle November 29, 2011 at 2:34 AM

I learned that Primo uses a 9 stage purification process.

35 ericka coello November 29, 2011 at 8:45 AM

Flavorstation 100

36 Debra B November 29, 2011 at 10:01 AM

I learned that you can use either 3 or 5 gallon bottles, that is a huge plus since they get heavy

Thanks for the awesome giveaway

37 trishden November 29, 2011 at 11:46 AM

Hello, I learned that 75% of Americans are chronically dehydrated. Wow, I didn’t know it was that high. Thanks for a great giveaway!

38 Lindsay Sorensen November 29, 2011 at 3:58 PM

I LOVE that the bottle goes on the bottom and no more spills trying to get it up top!

39 Stacey P (cosaver213) November 29, 2011 at 5:10 PM

I learned that Primo Water Corporation was started in 2004 by Billy Prim.

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40 heather stewart November 29, 2011 at 6:02 PM

love that it is bottom loading and that you don’t see the bottle.

41 Monique Rizzo November 29, 2011 at 8:23 PM

I like that they have a handle.
Thanks for the chance.

42 Adrienne gordon November 29, 2011 at 9:12 PM

I like the Primo Water portable dispenser.

43 tracy davis November 29, 2011 at 11:28 PM

Flavorstation 100.

44 Mary Calabrese November 30, 2011 at 12:43 AM

It as kept nearly 500,000,000 bottles out of landfills

45 Denise B. November 30, 2011 at 12:52 AM

I also like the “Flavorstation 500″.

46 Carrie Phelps November 30, 2011 at 7:01 AM

I love flavored water & would LOVE the Flavorstation.

47 Jenny Lloyd November 30, 2011 at 7:15 AM

i would love to have a portable water dispenser to use for picnics, outdoor cook outs, etc – i really like this one http://store.primowater.com/WaterDispensers/Portable/900131.aspx

48 Teri November 30, 2011 at 3:14 PM

The 900131 portable dispenser is pretty cool. I would love to have it for camping
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49 Megan Parsons November 30, 2011 at 8:50 PM

I learned that there has been 2,494,851 Gallons of Oil Saved By Primo So Far

50 Ellen B November 30, 2011 at 10:10 PM

I love this – bottled water takes up too much room in refrigerator

51 Kim December 1, 2011 at 2:31 AM

I love the bottom loading feature!

52 Tawnya S December 1, 2011 at 4:08 PM

I learned that they have portable water dispensers too!

53 Arlene Whitfield December 1, 2011 at 4:13 PM

You can get 3 or 5 gallon jugs!

54 michelle beggs delgado December 1, 2011 at 4:16 PM

I learned they have a portable one too!

55 Donna B. December 1, 2011 at 8:26 PM
56 Kathy S December 2, 2011 at 11:28 AM

I learned that Lowe’s sells their products. Good to know.

57 shelly Donahoe December 2, 2011 at 12:46 PM

I learned Primo Water Corporation was started in 2004 by Billy Prim

58 Jessica Cox December 2, 2011 at 2:41 PM

I would like to try the Flavorstation 100

59 Renee Richardson December 2, 2011 at 5:38 PM

I learned that two of the flavor cups are cola and berry pomegranate. Thanks for the wonderful review and giveaway :)

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60 sarah shult December 3, 2011 at 11:56 AM

i like the portable primo water pump

61 Rita Spratlen December 3, 2011 at 4:59 PM

I like the flavor station and all their flavors for sparkling water. I love this site.

62 lina December 3, 2011 at 5:02 PM

i learned that primo doesn’t contain the chemicals like in some municipal water systems

63 Wanda McHenry December 3, 2011 at 7:29 PM

I really like the Flavorstation 100

64 polly December 3, 2011 at 8:50 PM

i would love their flavor station 500

65 nancy December 4, 2011 at 3:12 AM

i like the lemon lime beverage mix

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66 Nora Scott-Platt December 4, 2011 at 7:00 AM

Even if your drinking water looks, tastes and smells good, chances are it contains one or more contaminates—and you can’t tell.

67 sarah t December 4, 2011 at 7:46 AM

i learned they are sold at lowes

68 Eileen December 5, 2011 at 2:52 AM

I learned they will be offering flavor cups very soon! I’d be happy to try the berry pomegranate shown



69 Mary Somerville December 5, 2011 at 11:29 AM

I also like the 900179H Portable that will hold 3-5 gallon bottles. We go camping a lot, and this would be great to take along!

70 Jennifer Anderson December 5, 2011 at 12:09 PM

I like that they have the energy star ratings!

71 dawn December 5, 2011 at 3:39 PM

Love that it’s bottom loading

72 Katydid December 5, 2011 at 9:12 PM

I love the Black portable water cooler
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73 Kerri December 6, 2011 at 1:52 PM

i love that there is no lifting involved

74 larissa brunken December 6, 2011 at 6:06 PM

I want t his! My water is awful we are always buying bottles…

75 beth shepherd December 6, 2011 at 9:16 PM

900116 top loading dispenser
thank you

76 christine jessamine December 6, 2011 at 9:32 PM

i love that you can make a variety of different drinks

77 Leslie Guenther December 6, 2011 at 9:50 PM

I like that they are available at so many locations.

78 Theresa J December 7, 2011 at 5:02 AM

I like the Flavorstation 100.

79 Terra Heck December 7, 2011 at 5:25 AM

I learned that Primo Water is purified to the highest industry standards using a 9-step process that includes sand filtering, carbon filters to remove chlorine disinfection, reverse osmosis or distillation, micro-filtration to remove very small particles and microbiological constituents and then ozonation to ensure the water is completely disinfected.

80 Stefanie December 7, 2011 at 11:48 AM

I love how you will reduce the amount of plastic bottles that end up in landfills just by using one!
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81 melissa Resnick December 7, 2011 at 12:24 PM

you can only survive seven days without water

82 Angie M December 7, 2011 at 3:14 PM

i liked that they are a Energy Star Rating company

83 lisa December 8, 2011 at 9:09 AM

they are an Energy Star Rating company

84 Christian Nunez December 8, 2011 at 2:08 PM

I liked the flavorstation 100
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85 fancygrlnancy December 8, 2011 at 10:35 PM

Primo Water is bottled locally and is not sold in single-use containers, only in 3- and 5-gallon bottles
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86 gina castro December 9, 2011 at 4:06 AM

I learned that you don’t have to have an eyesoar water bottle on top of your water cooler but rather nicely tucked away underneath.

87 Michelle Washburn December 10, 2011 at 4:29 PM

Their system has zero waste.

88 Vanessa Coker December 10, 2011 at 8:30 PM

I like the water dispensers with stainless steel accents!
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89 Erica Best December 10, 2011 at 11:36 PM

i learn that they make a Primo Sparkler

90 Sarah L December 11, 2011 at 2:14 AM

Primo Flavorstation

91 Zene snider December 11, 2011 at 2:41 AM

I really love that it is a bottom loading machine! I would love to take this to our church/school (work) staff room! The church water is super icky because od old/black pipes and I won’t touch it! Which means I’m always carrying a giant nalgene full of water from home! I’m also prone to kidney stones so I should be drinking more than one nalgene a day, but I’m NOT carrying TWO 32oz bottles each day!

92 janell wagner December 11, 2011 at 2:56 AM

i like the bottom loading feature

93 Courtney December 11, 2011 at 10:47 AM

I love their filtration process, seems very thorough.
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94 Michelle Plummer December 11, 2011 at 12:19 PM

I want the soda maker machine!

95 Debbie Hopkins Chase December 12, 2011 at 10:49 AM

I learned about the flavorstation

96 Rochelle December 12, 2011 at 10:54 PM

Energy Star Rating!! LOVE IT!!
Love the face that it loads from the bottom and there are NO filters to change out…
doesnt get any better than that

97 jenn December 13, 2011 at 1:59 AM

i would love the flavor station 500

98 Jessica Patrick December 14, 2011 at 4:56 AM

I like that it’s bottom loading so I don’t have to lift the bottles!

99 Jennifer Ellis December 14, 2011 at 10:26 AM

There’s so many plastic bottles that are kept out of the landfill when you use this.

100 carey December 14, 2011 at 4:14 PM

the flavor station 100 looks awesome

101 Tara Liebing December 14, 2011 at 7:51 PM

I learned that they have a 9 step purification process and the do have an enclosure for the dispenser

102 Amy B December 14, 2011 at 11:19 PM

learned they have energy star rating!

103 Laura Miller December 15, 2011 at 8:39 AM

I love that they are all Energy Star rated! I also love the Flavor Station 500!

104 Kathy December 15, 2011 at 8:25 PM

I learned that you can find them at Lowe’s.

105 Dee A. December 15, 2011 at 8:28 PM

I learned that bydispensing water over 500,000 Plastic Bottles have Kept Out Of Landfills So Far

106 Christine December 15, 2011 at 8:41 PM

they are a Energy Star Rating company

107 Aaron Bretveld December 16, 2011 at 1:46 PM

I’d like to try the Flavorstation 100

108 Hoa Le December 16, 2011 at 5:02 PM

I also like the Flavorstation 100.


109 Jessica Stewart December 16, 2011 at 9:19 PM

That primo Flavorstation looks pretty neat too!

110 Mary Beth Elderton December 16, 2011 at 10:37 PM

Wow–I really like the Flavor Station 500!

111 Melanie Johnson December 17, 2011 at 12:56 AM

I love the portable water dispensers too! Especially 900131 model.
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112 steve r December 17, 2011 at 7:14 AM

They also have beverage makers for flavored drinks.

113 Jennifer Williams December 17, 2011 at 10:02 AM

Bottom loading….what a back saver!

114 Heather H December 17, 2011 at 1:04 PM

I like the 900139 Top Loader Water Dispenser-great design
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115 Jill Myrick December 17, 2011 at 1:51 PM

I also like the Top Loading Dispensers.


116 Tami C December 17, 2011 at 5:08 PM

They use a 9 stage purification process

117 Martha Boismier December 17, 2011 at 6:38 PM

I love it easy for kids to help them self and adults can use it as well

118 kimbuckjr December 18, 2011 at 3:01 AM

I would really like to have/own the “Item #900199 – Portable Water Dispenser.”

119 Toni Marie Caravello December 18, 2011 at 9:12 AM

I also like this one 900134
Bottom Loader and learned about its stylish design combined with bottom loading technology make this dispenser an attractive and valuable addition to any home or office. Owning a Primo water dispenser allows you to enjoy hot or cold purified water at the touch of a button while helping to eliminate thousands of single-use bottles from our landfills.

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120 Janet Edwards December 18, 2011 at 1:06 PM

this water cooler looks like it will be the best.

121 erma H December 18, 2011 at 1:40 PM

I liked the 900116 top loading dispenser

122 amber h December 18, 2011 at 2:11 PM

i like the primo flavorstation 500

123 Jen C. December 18, 2011 at 2:57 PM

I like the portable water dispenser!

124 Jammie December 18, 2011 at 3:23 PM

I learned in the last 5 years they have kept 370,000,000 single water bottles from the landfills.
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125 syndel valle December 18, 2011 at 4:15 PM

I learned that Primo Water is bottled locally at over 60 locations nationwide using a 9-stage purification process. 9 stages!!!! That’s gotta be pure h20!

126 Deb Smith December 18, 2011 at 6:25 PM

I learned that this is now available at Lowes.

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127 Trista December 18, 2011 at 10:16 PM

I want this because of all the gas and oil well drilling near me!! please :) lol

128 Tiffany LaCourse December 18, 2011 at 10:24 PM

I like the portable water dispenser!

129 giveaway hound December 18, 2011 at 10:28 PM

Love that it’s bottom loading.
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130 Valerie Taylor Mabrey December 18, 2011 at 10:29 PM

Primo Water is purified to the highest industry standards using a 9-step process
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131 Beth Brickell December 18, 2011 at 10:32 PM

I like the fact that there are Primo Sparkling Beverage Mixes for the water. Great idea!

132 Ann Marie Walker December 19, 2011 at 12:24 AM

I would like to try the flavor station and try the Berry Pomegranate

133 Angela December 19, 2011 at 12:42 AM

I also love the Flavor Station 500!

134 Michelle I (MidniteEcho75) December 19, 2011 at 3:29 AM

I like the bottom loader you have in the post. Besides that one, I also like the Flavorstation 500, and the Primo Sparkler.

135 Kayce Crews December 19, 2011 at 3:43 AM

I like the 900134 Bottom Loader dispenser

136 Emma Peel December 19, 2011 at 3:56 AM

I like the

137 ronda December 19, 2011 at 6:56 AM

i like that its bottom loaded… those bottle are heavy

138 nicky flowers December 19, 2011 at 8:24 AM

Bottom loading makes it easier to use!

139 kathy pease December 19, 2011 at 9:44 AM

i also like the 900139
Top Loader

140 Michelle Hagewood December 19, 2011 at 10:04 AM

I like that they also offer different flavors to add to the water. I think that would help get my kids to drink more water.

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141 cassandra December 19, 2011 at 11:22 AM

I would like to get the flavorstation 500 when it comes out!

142 Happi Shopr December 19, 2011 at 11:59 AM

You can survive for up to a month without food, but only five to seven days without water.

143 Erin R December 19, 2011 at 2:24 PM

the bottom loading feature is great! I’m always scared when i have to change the top loading ones at work!

144 Becky December 19, 2011 at 3:21 PM

At Primo we take our responsibility to the environment seriously, and we are dedicated to reusing, recycling and reducing waste. When we say our bottles are “Zero Waste,” we mean just that—they produce zero waste.
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145 R Hicks December 19, 2011 at 4:08 PM

I would like their bottom loading dispensor 900135

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146 Breanne December 19, 2011 at 4:11 PM

I like the 900131
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147 Candie L December 19, 2011 at 6:20 PM

I like that it is available at Lowes (because there is actually one 30 minutes from here). Thank you

148 Tia December 19, 2011 at 8:43 PM

I like that you don’t have to lift and tip the bottle.

149 Chris N December 19, 2011 at 9:48 PM

I learned that the product is available at Lowe’s, just around the corner from my house.

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150 Lisa L December 19, 2011 at 10:12 PM

I want the cool Primo Flavorstation 100!

151 shirley pebbles December 19, 2011 at 10:26 PM

I learned that Primo was started because we wanted to provide a more responsible way for people to drink clean, safe water. icon

152 Brittney House December 19, 2011 at 10:58 PM

I love the bottom loading feature so no heavy lifting

153 brian e. December 19, 2011 at 11:05 PM

Thanks for the giveaway…we like the Water Dispenser > Portable > 900114 !
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154 heather c December 19, 2011 at 11:38 PM

I would like to try the Primo Sparkling Beverage Mixes!

155 Gianna December 19, 2011 at 11:49 PM

Primo Water Corporation was started in 2004 by Billy Prim

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