FAQ: How Do I Find the Right Filter for My Fridge?


If you have access to your current filter, your filter part number should be printed on a label on your filter. Here's a common one:  Water-filter-refrigerator-ge-smartwater-mwfSee? It's an MWF

Other examples of filter Part Numbers:

 

Don't know your filter part number? It's easy to search for your filter with your Refrigerator Part Number.

Your refrigerator model number should be printed on a label inside your fridge:

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Questions? Send us an email and we'll respond within 24 hours. Or give us a call at 1-800-277-3458.

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FAQ: Is Bottled Water Safer than Tap Water?


Not at all!

 According to a report commissioned by Switzerland-based World Wildlife Fund International, "bottled water may be no safer or healthier than tap water, while selling for up to 1,000 times the price." 

Glass water

 

 

The Government Accounting Office says that bottled water isn't any safer than tap water and could actually be more dangerous.  The Consumerist notes that "tap water is covered by the Safe Water Drinking Act, administered by the aggressive and powerful Environmental Protection Agency, while bottled water falls under the Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act overseen by the powerless anything-goes industry-lovers over at the Food and Drug Administration."

 

 

National Geographic notes that bottled water is a drain on the environment:  Bottled water money

  • The U.S. public goes through about 50 billion water bottles a year, and most of those plastic containers are not recycled.
  • Transporting the bottles and keeping them cold also burns fossil fuels, which give off greenhouse gases.

The plastic in water bottles may pose a health risk. According to the NRDC, "chemicals called phthalates, which are know to disrupt testosterone and other hormones, can leach into bottled water over time."

The Pacific Institute estimates that producing the plastic in water bottles requires more than 17 million barres of oil and produces more than 2.5 million tons of carbon dioxide. 

Tap water

 

 

So why do some people still insist on choosing bottled water? The number one answer is simply "taste" according to surveys conducted by the IBWA. Yet a simple water filter installed in your refrigerator, faucet, water line, or water pitcher drastically reduces the chorine and impurities that can give tap water an unpleasant taste.

 

 

 

Aren't you ready to give up the bottled water habit? 

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DiscountFilterStore Real Customer Reviews : “Makes your day nicer”


Vivian contacted us when she realized the filter she ordered for her parents was the incorrect model. Initially, she wasn’t sure that we would be able to exchange the filter for the correct one. We happily explained that once we knew which filter her parents needed, she could either exchange the filter or return it.

Makes your day nicer

Over the Thanksgiving holiday, Vivian realized the filter had already been opened and we received this email:

“After all this, I just realized while beginning to pack up the filter for return, that it was opened – the cellophane/plastic wrapper was removed. So, I will not be returning this after all. I will try to find someone who uses this. The order is closed – put to rest. Thanks again for all your help.”

You can almost hear the discouragement in that email! When we reassured her we could still accept the return, regardless of the condition of the filter, Vivian sent this comment:

“Megan has been responding to my various inquiries and problems over the past few weeks, and it was always a pleasure to hear from her. She was above all polite, kind and provided in an organized way any information I requested or that she felt would be appropriate. It really makes your day nicer, and of course makes you feel more inclined to deal with people who are like this.”

DiscountFilterStore Real Customer Reviews : “Without hesitation the best service”


Rick contacted us after receiving and installing a full set of filters for his RO system. He had replaced the filters before, but this was the first time he had to change the membrane. He checked all the water connections to make sure they were correct, but “when we use the water the ROM vibrates aggressively until it fills the water resorvoir.” Obviously, something was wrong with his system, but he didn’t know what it could be.

dedicated customer support

We reviewed the installation steps and he had followed each one meticulously, but the “vibration happens everytime you draw water from the faucets that draw from this filtration system”. Fortunately, Rick knew exactly which system he was using and when we dug a little deeper we found the problem.

The RO system he was using had an old membrane, which Rick found “was discontinued and the one I got was what was suggested by your site”. The vibrations in his RO unit were caused by the incorrect membrane. Once we found the membrane he needed we sent it to him right away. After we got the correct membrane shipped out I received this email from Rick, which really made my day!

“I have done business many times with many vendors and I would have to say without hesitation you have provided the best service but what is most important is the interaction and response with the focus and respect of the customer. I manage a very large team and part of that is a service desk I will use this many times as an example of how to provide customer service.”

DiscountFilterStore Savings Spotlight : Shopping Online


Save Money Shopping Online

You’ve probably heard about all the money you can save by shopping online. You may already be one of the millions of Americans who do all of their gift shopping for birthdays and Christmas on the web. One of the things I like best about online shopping is how quick and easy it is to compare prices and find the best deals. Sometimes it even makes sense to pay a little bit extra for the expedited shipping (because if you’re like me you probably waited until the last minute to buy gifts) to have your order arrive in just a coupe of days. When you order online you have more options and can find the best match of price and shipping speed to meet your needs.

When I was in college I loved buying all my textbooks online. Every semester I paid a lot less for my books than my classmates and never had to wait in line at the bookstore on campus. It’s a great feeling when you know you made the smart decision and saved a bunch of money! That’s the whole point of the DiscountFilterStore Savings Spotlight. The Savings Spotlight is a way to share ideas and tips to save money!

Today’s advice may seem really obvious, because you already shop online, but here’s the challenge…to make this work we have to pool our collective shopping savvy to find the best deals. So my question to you is: what’s your favorite place to shop online? Where do you go to find the best deals? Post a comment below or on our Facebook page to share your favorite online sites to go to for great savings!

DiscountFilterStore: Smart Shoppers of the week 09/30


Big Filter Saver

DiscountFilterStore customers are saving lots of money on filters! A few of you have shared on our Facebook page how much you’re saving and it’s really amazing to see just how much you’re saving with every order. Local stores put a hefty markup on their filters and shopping online for filters saves you lots of cash. What you choose to do with the savings is entirely up to you!

Keep the feedback coming! I love to see how much all you savvy web shoppers are saving.

DiscountFilterStore: Smart Shoppers of the week


Big Filter Saver

Everyone loves to save money! It’s one of the best parts of shopping online and I think it’s great how much you’ve all saved compared to the prices at local box stores like Sears or Home Depot by shopping at DiscountFilterStore.

Recently, some of our fans on Facebook posted comments and shared how much they saved on their most recent filter order, which was awesome! I would love to hear some more feedback to see how much all you savvy web shoppers are saving.

DiscountFilterStore Real Customer Reviews : “Blown away at the customer service!”


We love to hear from our customers and this review from Brian T. of Liberty Township, OH was a particularly nice surprise! Thanks for the great feedback Brian!

5 star customer service

After receiving and installing two of the off-brand discount filters (I tried the inexpensive versions first) I was pretty disappointnted in the quality of the filtration. The water still smelled and tasted like chlorine, it was almost as bad as having no filter installed at all.

I wrote about it on a review. The store was not an issue, but the filter was less than good. To my amazement, a few days after the review was written, the store credited me for the purchase @ 100%!! I didn’t even ask for this!

I immediately went out and bought the more expensive PUR filters from them. They work great. This is the kind of great customer service that’s missing from most retailers in today’s internet world. They didn’t have to do this, but they did it because it was the right thing to do.

I’ll order my fridge filters from these folks from now on. Great store, good prices, and proactive customer focused support. What a breath of fresh air.

– Brian T.

DiscountFilterStore Contest Winners: How to Claim your Prize


Contest Winners

All contest winners will be announced on the DiscountFilterStore Facebook page. If you have been selected as the winner for one of our giveaways there are two easy ways to claim your prize.

  • Send an email to winners@discountfilterstore.com
  • DiscountFilterStore customers will receive an email notification. Simply reply to the email to claim your prize (note: we will use the email address from your most recent order).

DiscountFilterStore Contests and Giveaways: Rules and Regulations


All contests and giveaways administered by DiscountFilterStore.com will follow the general rules and regulations laid out below. In cases where an individual contest or giveaway conflicts with these rules the specific contest rules will take precedence over the general rules and guidelines.

  • Unless otherwise indicated, you must be 21 or older to play
  • Prizes will be limited to one winner per household and each participant may only enter once (unless the contest specifies that multiple entries are allowed)
  • Prize eligibility must be met by completing all requirements for contest entry (if applicable)
  • Contest winners will be selected at random from all eligible participants and entries received
  • By entering a contest you give DiscountFilterStore the right to use your name, photo, or likeness in promotional materials without further compensation
  • Employees and immediate family members of DiscountFilterStore and participating sponsors are not eligible to participate in contests and giveaways
  • DiscountFilterStore.com will be the sole interpreter of the rules and regulations and will manage all contests and giveaways in accordaance with these rules, including any disputes that may arise from participation in a contest.
  • DiscountFilterStore.com and any participating sponsors reserve the right to disqualify any entry not conforming to the rules of the promotion at any time. DiscountFilterStore.com and its contest and promotional partners assume no responsibility for entry fraud committed by any entrant. In the event it is determined that an ineligible entrant wins a prize, DiscountFilterStore.com reserves all rights to the ownership and return of the prize and all costs associated with remedying any prize award to an ineligible entry or entrant
  • DiscountFilterStore.com is not responsible for undeliverable, lost, delayed, misdirected or misaddressed email or any other issues regarding the electronic delivery of the contest form. This includes, but is not limited to, the speed at which your email service routes email through the internet. The sole determiner of eligibility for the final drawing will be the time the email is received at our offices
  • Unless otherwise indicated, prizes must be claimed within 30 days of winning. Prizes not claimed within 30 days will not be awarded. Business Hours are Monday-Friday from 9am-5pm ET. You can also reach us online at www.facebook.com/discountfilterstore. Any offer or promotion on Facebook is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. Any information used to determine the winner and/or deliver prizes for the contest: including names, email, and address information is provided to Fridgefilters and not to Facebook
  • Failure to comply with any published contest rules is grounds for immediate disqualification from the contest
  • No purchase necessary to play. Void where prohibited
  • Good luck and have fun!