Several months ago I started buying bottled water at Sam's. It was really cheap, at $4 for 35 bottles. Then it starting getting hot outside and my family was drinking more and more water; nearly a case a week. That meant spending $16 of my monthly budget on water!!! I just didn't want to do that. About a month ago I went to a bridal shower and the sweet bride got a Brita water pitcher. It got me to thinking and researching. I discovered that the price of a case of water from Sam's was the same as a Brita filter from Sam's. So for the same $4 I was spending on 35 bottles of water, I could filter 40 GALLONS with a Brita pitcher. That was a no brainer! I bought a pitcher from Bed, Bath & Beyond and a pack of filters from Sam's immediately!