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Monday, October 24, 2011

Travel Green with Tervis!

Thanks to Tervis for sponsoring my writing. Visit their website http://www.tervis.com to learn more about the world’s first smart cup.

While I love to travel, I often think about how my actions on vacation effect the environment. I do my best to recycle everything I can, bring my own shopping bags – or reusing the ones I get on my trips – and generally leave as little waste as possible. I know it can be hard with all the brochures and ticket stubs you gather along the way, but if you truly don’t want them, make sure you recycle them. I keep all mine for scrapping when I get home. The one thing people probably don’t even think about is how many cups can be used and thrown in the garbage when they are constantly on the go. From the morning stop for coffee to stops at that yummy looking food cart. You get thirsty, and water isn’t always fun.
I have been taking along reusable water bottles on my trips, but they aren’t good for everything. I mean, I’m obviously not going to sip a hot latte out of one. A – how would I get it in there? and B – how many times would I burn my hands before I left it in the room? Here’s a new plan: Bring along a travel cup that works for everything from coffee and tea to soda and water. It makes sense and I’m not sure why I haven’t thought of it before. I take a travel mug with me on road trips and my work commutes, why not take it further? It is a ‘travel’ mug after all. This is where Tervis comes in. With affordable pricing, attractive (and customizable) patterns, the double-walled construction keeps hot stuff hot and cold stuff cold, without freezing or burning your hands.

You can choose from a huge selection of patterns for your tumbler, to show of your personality. From animal prints to your favorite sports team, there is really a style for everyone. You can also choose the type of lid you want for each cup you purchase, as they are sold separately, for a reasonable price. Your tumbler has an unconditional lifetime guarantee, so if it cracks or breaks, as long as you still have the bottom of the cup with the company logo, that’s all you need to send with the return form to get it replaced with the same or similar design. How many other companies offer that? I can name quite a few who don’t!
Get one for each person in your traveling party and fill them up and use them wherever you go. Already, it’s saving you at least 1 cup each morning for not using a paper or Styrofoam cup at the coffee shop or in your hotel room. Some places, like Starbucks, will even discount your drink purchase for bringing in your own cup. While you’re hanging out in your hotel room, you can drink from something that wasn’t covered in plastic wrap or meant for juice or teeth brushing. In short, a cup big enough to not need refilling after every two sips. You don’t even have to pack it in your bag and take up valuable room you need. Fill it up at the coffee shop or soda fountain when you get through airport security and take it onboard with you. You won’t have to wait for the drink cart to make its way down the aisle to quench your thirst! And if you take a lot of road trips, there’s never been a better reason to get one (or more) for your car’s cupholder!

turvis tumbler

With so many designs to choose from, you and your traveling companions can all be unique and help save the environment by creating less waste for landfills. When empty, toss them in your day pack to refill later.

Some other important facts:
·         Tervis products are made in the USA.
·         All tumblers come with an unconditional lifetime guarantee, even if you received it from someone else, and can be replaced free of charge.
·         Most designs are available in 10oz, 12oz, 16oz and 24oz sizes, some also available in 10oz wavy tumblers & 15oz mugs.
·         Tervis has a “Green Team” that participates in green initiatives for the surrounding communities.
·         Tervis participates in the Relay for Life with a team and campaign funding.
·         While most physical Tervis stores are located in the Southeast, you can purchase from the convenience of your own home through Tervis.com and several other online retailers (as well as local offline retailers).

I was selected for this sponsorship by the Clever Girls Collective. To learn more about Tervis, visit their website http://www.tervis.com.

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