Keeping Kids Hydrated on Hot Summer Days With Contigo {Giveaway}

by Christine - From Dates to Diapers on July 23, 2012

I don’t know about you, but we have been constantly on the go this summer. We’ve been on road trips, had park days, spent afternoons swimming at the lake, and hours visiting with friends and family. It’s hard to keep my kiddos hydrated with so much fun activity, especially in this heat.

Having lots of water and juice at the ready is so important. I’ve always given my toddlers their own special “sippy cup” that they could carry around the house and never leave home without. Having these cups full of yummy liquid so readily available for them insures they are getting the proper amount of fluid AND gives me peace of mind knowing I won’t happen upon little spills in the house or in the car.

Now, thanks to Contigo, even my older kiddos have special no-spill “sippy cups” that they carry around with them. Their reusable water bottles of choice are the Contigo AUTOSEAL Kids Trekker Mugs. Not only are they affordable, they help cut the cost of plastic cups and bottles while we’re out and about. Each Contigo mug has AUTOSEAL no-spill technology, meaning the lid seals between sips with an easy press-to-sip/release-to-seal button making it 100% spill and leak-proof!

While the Kids Trekker Mug is slightly difficult for Timmy to maneuver, it really is a perfect water bottle for the older kids at home or on the go. And, because I’m not too old for spills, I have my very own travel mug from Contigo, too!

Win it!

My friends at Contigo have offered to give away 25 Kids Trekker Mugs here at From Dates to Diapers! That’s a whole lot of avoided spills!

To enter, simply share a story in the comment section of this post with a memory of your worst spill or a time when your kiddo may have caused a scene with a big (or little) spill of his own. For additional entries, leave separate comments when you “like” Contigo on Facebook and/or follow @GoContigo on Twitter.

Winners will be chosen after 9pm on Sunday, August 5th, and notified by email.

Buy it!

If you simply can not wait and would like to purchase your kiddos a mug of their very own, visit GoContigo.com and use the discount code SUMMER 2012 to receive 20% off the Contigo AUTOSEAL Kids Trekker Mug. It’s a perfect additional to school lunches!

I received product for the purpose of this review and have been compensated to host this giveaway.

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Eloise Carlson July 24, 2012 at 11:45 pm

Worst spill had to be the time we were at Chili’s and my little one knocked my glass of soda off the table and all over me. There was a little bit of a scene because she got all upset. Good thing we hadn’t ordered yet and that I lived close enough to the restaurant so I could run home and change clothes! Thanks so much for hosting this great giveaway!

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Eloise Carlson July 24, 2012 at 11:46 pm

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pat July 25, 2012 at 12:46 am

I would love to win this one.

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Joyce M July 25, 2012 at 5:48 am

When we were kids we were on vacation and my little sister knocked over a glass of water. It fell from the table and shattered into pieces. Could have been worse I guess, if it was a milkshake or something like that.

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Joyce M July 25, 2012 at 5:51 am

I likedI liked on FB.

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Joyce M July 25, 2012 at 5:52 am

I followed on twitter.

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Tracie Brown July 25, 2012 at 8:45 am

we were in Austria on vacation and we were eating breakfast at the hotel when I hear a “craaaaaaaaaaaaaash”. My daughter had tossed my glass cup off the table and made a huge scene!

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Tracie Brown July 25, 2012 at 8:46 am

i follow contigo on twitter

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Allyson Bossie July 25, 2012 at 11:25 am

I went through an “Awkward phase” as a kid and was spilling my drink or something every night at the table. What’s worse I got a spanking every time I did it so I was constantly nervous about spilling and I think that made me spill more. I laugh thinking about it!

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Carly July 25, 2012 at 2:58 pm

I don’t know if it was the worst spill – but it seems that my kids sippy cups are always spilling in my purse, which drives me nuts! Thanks for the giveaway!

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Carly July 25, 2012 at 2:59 pm

I follow contigo on twitter – @carlylc

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pam clouse July 25, 2012 at 3:27 pm

our worst spill so far has been when my 3 year old asked for a cup of grape juice, my husband suggested apple, she got grape anyways (thanks mom) and after her very first, very careful drink, she set it on the edge of the table and off to the floor it went ;)

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pam clouse July 25, 2012 at 3:28 pm

i followed on twitter @Pamc13

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Stacy Darby July 25, 2012 at 3:35 pm

My most recent spill was a cup of soda, it was on my table in the living room and the table has glass inserts well i spilled a full cup and it got in between the glass and all over the carpet and on the window and everything, even on my laptop, it was the biggest spill i think i have ever made.

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Ashley Wolfe July 25, 2012 at 3:41 pm

The worst spill I had to clean was bubbles on a hardwood floor my daunghter was in her room playing when she decided to pour bubbles in the floor I heard her yelling help because every time she would try to stand up she would fall back down because of the floor being so slippery

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Stacy T. July 25, 2012 at 3:44 pm

Worse spill would have been the one I found this morning. My son’s un-lided cup got knocked over sometime in the night and we found the counter top stained by Kool-Aid!! Now I have a nice pink spot on my light colored wood counter!

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Stacy T. July 25, 2012 at 3:44 pm

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Stacy T. July 25, 2012 at 3:46 pm

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bonnie m July 25, 2012 at 4:02 pm

with 5 of my own and 15 grndkids there has ben lots of spills! thankfully none to rememberale! but I would need 2 of these so fights wouldnt occur among the 2 youngest at my house the most.

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Gina H. July 25, 2012 at 5:32 pm

The worst spill was an entire punch bowl on a friends carpet. Oh that was bad!

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Gina H. July 25, 2012 at 5:39 pm

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Gina H. July 25, 2012 at 5:40 pm

follow @GoContigo on Twitter.
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Teresa Jones July 25, 2012 at 6:30 pm

My 5 year old is out growing the sippy cups but I’m wondering if he’ll ever out grow spilling. He LOVES Strawberry milk and we stopped at the convenience store to get a donut and milk in the plastic 16 oz. bottle. I opened the milk, popped in a straw and handed it to him, before he could he get it up to his mouth he spilled the entire bottle of Strawberry milk into my backseat! All over my cloth seats and puddled under the seats. The smell of rotten milk remains in my car today! I need this cup! :)

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Teresa Jones July 25, 2012 at 6:32 pm

I like you on Facebook

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Teresa Jones July 25, 2012 at 6:33 pm

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Ora Emmerich July 25, 2012 at 8:46 pm

The worst spill ever? The one 10 years ago that still has me banning fruit juice from the house!

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amber July 25, 2012 at 9:40 pm

of course milk on my brand new beige fabric seat in my car with dirty butts after the park, to make sure it got noticed…. total bummer… :-(

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Roberta PetteysB July 25, 2012 at 10:23 pm

TRYING TO FILL HER GLASS WITH MILK AND SPILLED THE HOLE CARTEN

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Laura Jacobson July 26, 2012 at 1:57 am

Our worst spill was at the zoo during the dolphin show. Made a huge mess and ran down the steps to the seats below us. Would of loved to have this!

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Laura Jacobson July 26, 2012 at 1:59 am

I “like” Contigo on Facebook

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Laura Jacobson July 26, 2012 at 2:00 am

I follow @GoContigo on Twitter
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corinne p. July 26, 2012 at 2:22 am

Worst spill, my daughter knocked over her great-grandmothers red wine all over her white tablecloth during a very formal dinner party at her house!

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Amanda Phillips July 26, 2012 at 3:01 am

Our worst spill was when my autistic nephew spilled his entire thing of just opened strawberry milk in the car and told me he drank it all. Oh the stench!

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Nicole Sender July 26, 2012 at 2:46 pm

Worst spill happened in my car when my grandson squeezed his juice box too hard and the juice went in the air and then all over the inside of the car.

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Nicole Sender July 26, 2012 at 2:49 pm

“Liked” Contigo on Facebook: Nicole Sender.

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Nicole Sender July 26, 2012 at 2:50 pm

Following @GoContigo on Twitter @minibea.

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elven johnson July 26, 2012 at 4:08 pm

My little sister spilled milkshake all over me while we where in town (45 mins from home) It was so hot that day the milk spoiled.

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jaimee wood July 27, 2012 at 3:46 pm

our worst spill was grape juice (it was a cup with a lid that burst open when it got dropped) on Grandma’s white carpet!

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jaimee wood July 27, 2012 at 3:47 pm

follow @gocontigo on twitter (@crypticmama)

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jaimee wood July 27, 2012 at 3:49 pm

like contigo on FB

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Jenn Alexander July 27, 2012 at 6:33 pm

My daughter spilled grape juice on my sister’s cream coloured couch.

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Jenn Alexander July 27, 2012 at 6:35 pm

“liked” Contigo on facebook

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Jillie July 27, 2012 at 6:36 pm

Could not have been avoided with a cup, but my son tried to pour himself a cup of milk and spilled almost an entire gallon of milk on the kitchen floor!

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Jaden StJohn July 27, 2012 at 6:37 pm

Worst spill was when i spilled juice all over my moms lap

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Jillie July 27, 2012 at 6:41 pm

I follow Contigo on Twitter

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Jillie July 27, 2012 at 6:42 pm

I Like Contigo on Facebook

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sarah s. July 27, 2012 at 6:55 pm

Sippy cup, milk, new carpet, couch, new shoes….. you do the math. Milk in every crevice possible. Sigh..

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sarah s. July 27, 2012 at 6:55 pm

Following on Twitter

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sarah s. July 27, 2012 at 6:56 pm

Liked on facebook

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jodilee0123 July 27, 2012 at 10:42 pm

Probably the most annoying spill is when something other than water leaks out of a sippy cup into the car…and gets in a crack…and rots…and stinks. It’s horrible. I hate having to take apart a carseat to clean it! :)

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jodilee0123 July 27, 2012 at 10:43 pm

I like contigo on facebook!
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jodilee0123 July 27, 2012 at 10:44 pm

I follow contigo on twitter!
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caroline wicklund July 28, 2012 at 9:56 am

Our worst spill was when my 3 yr old wanted something to drink and brought out the whole pitcher of orange koolaide, and dropped it on our light beige carpet :(

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Christina Kelbel July 28, 2012 at 7:42 pm

There have been soooooooooo many spills, all equally messy!!!

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Christina Kelbel July 28, 2012 at 7:43 pm

Liked on FB. Christina Kelbel

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Christina Kelbel July 28, 2012 at 7:43 pm

Following on Twitter. truthteller0722

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Cheyenne Wilkerson July 28, 2012 at 8:15 pm

Following on Twitter as CheyWilkerson and the worst spill I’ve had would be when my daughter threw her sippy cup full of milk and the bottle cracked in half and milk wet all over the place in a big explosion kinda way. Lol.

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Roberta PetteysB July 28, 2012 at 10:06 pm

would love one for the grand kids

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Sara s July 29, 2012 at 2:23 pm

This isn’t the worst, but the most recent was Friday. The valve came out of our toddlers cup so she shook the entire cup full of water into her carseat in the middle of our road trip. Spent the rest of the trip with wet shorts and a sopping wet seat.

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bonnie m July 29, 2012 at 4:14 pm

I would need 2 so no fights between them!!

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Danielle July 29, 2012 at 10:00 pm

My worst time with spills was the time we went to dinner after my son was born. He was about 2 weeks old and we were out with family. My then 5 year old daughtee spilled ice water and it went right into my lap, it was freezing. We cleaned it up as best as possible. She was really embarrassed, cried and couldn’t stop apologizing and got so worked up she ended up spilling 2 more times before dinner was over and she has never really been a drink spiller before. To top things off I had to change my newborns diaper only to realize there was no changing station in the bathroom…and my pants were wet! But we got thru it :)

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Cheyenne Wilkerson July 30, 2012 at 10:44 am

I liked, shared, and tweeted.

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Sara Rose July 31, 2012 at 12:02 am

I can think of a few spills that created a big ordeal. The first one that comes to mind is during school time Alex was drinking some chocolate milk and spilled all over his work as well as everything else that was on the table! Nothing like the spell of spoiled milk after a few days! Some of these cups would be awesome to have!! Alex is almost 6 and toddler sippy cups are just about too young for him but the Trekker Mugs looks super cool!!! Thanks for entering us!!
Sara

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Sara Rose July 31, 2012 at 12:04 am

I just liked Contigo on Facebook! Sara Rose!!
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claudia duarte July 31, 2012 at 3:08 am

following on tweeter : pukefairy

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claudia duarte July 31, 2012 at 3:12 am

i would love a contigo since im always taken meds i always need to have something to drink in hand plus this would be great for me to use in my new truck wont have to worry about spillings of mine or of friends kids..

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Cher@MomandMore July 31, 2012 at 10:49 am

The other day my son spilled his cup of orange soda and then as soon as I put the mop away, my other son spilled his cup of apple juice!

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Katie R July 31, 2012 at 9:50 pm

My worst spill ever happened when I tripped and fell in 4 inch heels and spilled hot coffee all over myself and my white dress. To make matters worse, the unfortunate spill took place at the NRA which is a large food conference with thousands of people.

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Erica C August 1, 2012 at 2:07 am

My sons friend went to the fridge to serve himself cherry kool aid. He spilled the entire pitcher full on the kitchen floor. I had cherry kool aid infused into the grout of my tiles for months after!
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NATALIE WEEKS August 2, 2012 at 1:15 am

My worst spill …recently anyway, was on the BART going to see grandma – I packed my son’s sippy w/water (thank goodness!) and about 3/4 leaked out, thru the bag and onto the seat! ruined the snack crackers I’d packed as well as the coloring books – what’s more is as we stepped off the train, I was dripping (from the diaper bag). Yeah. not fun – especially when someone wants to point out the obvious ” excuse me, there’s something leaking from your bag” …yeah, I KNOW! lol, I just stopped taking it with us – it’s ridiculous; happy to have an opportunity to win a REAL spill proof option, especially since he’s 2 1/2 – it’s time for a “big kids” travel companion :)
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NATALIE WEEKS August 2, 2012 at 1:17 am

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katfam August 2, 2012 at 9:15 am

The worst spill we ever had was a few years ago. My husband took a bottle of juice out of the fridge and shook it up, but the cap was just sitting on it. We literally had juice everywhere. The floors, the walls, the stove. My kids learned a few new words that day. I then heard from their teachers that they decided to share those new words with the class. Good times.

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Brandi Price August 2, 2012 at 4:01 pm

The funniest spill was when he tried to unscrew the lid while drinking from his sippy cup… He Screamed like something was getting him! I couldn’t do anything but laugh!

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Brandi Price August 2, 2012 at 4:02 pm

I like Contigo on FB

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jody c August 3, 2012 at 3:51 pm

At my sisters wedding my youngest son spilt his cup of red punch on my sisters wedding dress!! Embarrassing!!

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jody c August 3, 2012 at 3:52 pm

I liked Contigo on Facebook.

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bonnie m August 3, 2012 at 10:29 pm

these cups are neat, really would love one for the pre schooler who thinks sippys are for babies, but yet I need the non spill.

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Ali Goff August 3, 2012 at 10:47 pm

My worst spill story is actually from when I was a child. My mother tripped while holding a hot pot of coffee which then spilled all over my lap. Luckily I had pants on, so the coffee didn’t land straight on my skin. It was still very hot though. lol

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Ali Goff August 3, 2012 at 10:49 pm

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Emily August 3, 2012 at 10:52 pm

Our worst spill was a full sized adult glass at a sit down restaurant. Really cold & embarrassing!
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Emily August 3, 2012 at 10:53 pm

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Teresa Thompson August 4, 2012 at 1:14 pm
Ed Nemmers August 4, 2012 at 3:52 pm

Worst spill: the punch bowl ( silver ) being carried out. The little ones ran through and caused grandpa to lose his balance and toss it on the ivory drapes!

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mell August 4, 2012 at 4:22 pm

My son was accustomed to seeing me shake orange juice in the bottle after taking it out of the refrigerator. We were on vacation and ordered orange juice with breakfast. My son took my glass of juice and shook it….all over himself, me, the table, the floor, etc.

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mell August 4, 2012 at 4:25 pm

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kathy pease August 4, 2012 at 5:04 pm

my son is always spilling something. the worst would be 2 months ago when he spilled a cup of juice on our brand new sofa..hubby is just as bad too :(

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kathy pease August 4, 2012 at 5:05 pm

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Denise Donaldson August 4, 2012 at 11:26 pm

When my daughter’s cup leaked all over her, right before pictures were taken

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Jammie August 4, 2012 at 11:49 pm

My daughter liked to clear the table when she would get made, I remember when she was about 3 she got mad and poured her drink on the couch. sweepmorey at gmail dot com
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Jammie August 4, 2012 at 11:50 pm

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Jammie August 4, 2012 at 11:50 pm

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Ericka August 5, 2012 at 12:02 am

I was taking my kids to school and my daughter had a sippy with chocolate milk and she was trying to open it and well she succeeded and I had chocolate milk everywhere in my truck, it was a mess!
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Ericka August 5, 2012 at 12:03 am

I like Contigo on fb
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Melissa B. August 5, 2012 at 10:04 am

About a week after I bought my new VW Jetta, my daughter spilled Dr. Pepper all over the back seat. I wanted to cry!

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Angela H August 5, 2012 at 11:28 am

It would have to be when I was a server in a restaurant. I knocked over a drink on one of my customer’s tables. Spilling it everywhere. I felt awful!

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Angela H August 5, 2012 at 11:29 am

I like Contigo on FB. Angela H

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Angela H August 5, 2012 at 11:29 am

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