Soft Scrub Mold and Mildew Gel Cleaner – Review & Giveaway!

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As a Purex Insider, I received the NEW Soft Scrub Mold and Mildew Stain Remover Gel for review.  The NEW Soft Scrub Mold and Mildew Stain Remover features:

  • No Harsh Fumes or Overspray
  • Spray Gel that Clings to Stains
  • Cleans Tile, Grout, Showers & More

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The New Soft Scrub Mold & Mildew Stain Remover Gel is a unique spray gel that is tough on stays and is gentle on surfaces.  It’s thick gel clings to bathroom surfaces to penetrate and remove tough stains… without  those harsh fumes or overspray.  This stain remover is absolutely perfect for cleaning tile, grout, tubs, showers, along with most other surfaces in the bathroom.

I tried the Soft Scrub Mold & Mildew Stain Remover Gel in our upstairs bathroom – which needed a good cleaning anyway.  I  sprayed the ‘problem areas’ of the tub surround (tile) and the tub itself (porcelain), and noticed that the gel stayed where I sprayed it!  I let it sit for a minute, then I scrubbed the walls and tub down with warm  water. Wow!  I was thoroughly impressed with how well it got rid of the spots of mildew, dirt, and gunk, leaving my tub/shower area sparkly clean!

I really like how New Soft Scrub Mold & Mildew Stain Remover Gel really CLEANS well, and quickly too.  And I am enamored that it’s a gel in a spray bottle, with great clinging power!

GIVEAWAY TIME!

Three (3) of my readers will win a coupon valid any one (1) Soft Scrub product of their choice! This giveaway will end June 17th, 11:59 PM EST.  Winners will be notified by email and will be posted on HW&K.  The Winners will have 48 hours from time of notification/posting of winner’s names to respond before another will be drawn.

Entering the Giveaway is super easy!

  1. Like Soft Scrub on Facebook.  Leave me a comment letting me know you did this (Mandatory).
  2. Follow me on Twitter (@crimmylynn)  Leave me a comment  letting me know you did this and your twitter @handle.
  3. Leave me a comment and let me know which what Soft Scrub Product you would get if you were one of the lucky winners.
Disclosure:  I received this product free of charge as a Purex Insider in exchange for an honest review.  No other compensation was  given.  All opinions are my own.

ENDED – Dry Idea Advanced Dry Product Review/Giveaway – Purex Insider

Congratulations to Lynn Romer on winning the FREE coupons!  Lynn Romer, I have sent you an email with additional instruction so I can get your coupons to you.  Congratulations again!

In terms of deodorant/antiperspirant, I typically use the clinical strength “super-duty” dries clear solid.  I’ve tried all the brands, but never been completely satisfied.  So, when I had the opportunity to sample Dry Idea Advanced Dry Deodorant from the Purex Insiders program, I was more than willing.  Purex Insiders provided a free sample of the Dry Idea Advanced Dry Fresh antiperspirant and deodorant so I could review it.  All of the opinions expressed here are my own.

Continue reading for my review and how you can win coupons for FREE Dry Idea Advanced Dry Idea Deodorant for yourself!

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The sample of Dry Idea Advanced Dry I received to try was a roll-on liquid, which is not the typical type of deodorant I use.  I was concerned about the length of time the liquid would take to dry, but I roll-on the deodorant and in just a few seconds, it was dry.  I was impressed.

I received the Fresh scent.  At first, when applying the deodorant, the scent seems a little strong, but once it dries, the scent subdues and is quite pleasant.  I rather like how the light fresh scent lasts all day.

I live on the East Coast, and the weather has been all over the place – which I suppose is good when you are testing a deodorant.  The Dry Idea Advanced Dry deodorant did everything it was supposed to do – it kept me dry and smelling fresh – from the early morning application all the way through to late night networking.  I have been thoroughly impressed!

In conjunction with the Purex Insider blogger reviews, Purex is holding a sweepstakes called Never Let Them See Them Sweat, where you can enter to win $500!

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And now for the Giveaway!  One Lucky Reader will win Three Coupons valid for one FREE Dry Idea Advanced Dry Deodorant (maximum value of $5.50), either Roll-On, Gel, or Aerosol.

To Enter the Giveaway, Follow these simple steps, one entry per step completed!

  • Like Dry Idea on Facebook – Leave me a comment that you liked Dry Idea’s Facebook page and your Facebook page.
  • Post a Comment on Dry Idea’s Facebook Page stating you found out about this giveaway on Hershey Wishes and Kisses and leave a link to my blog – Leave me a comment with a link to the comment you left.
  • Like Hershey Wishes and Kisses on Facebook and leave a comment – Leave a comment on this blog post indicating you have done this and a link to your comment.
  • Leave me a comment and tell me what type of deodorant you get if you won.
  • Leave me a comment and tell me what is the most important characteristic in a deodorant to you.

This Giveaway is limited to the US.  The Giveaway will end Friday April 5th, 2013 at midnight EST.  The Winner will be notified by email.

Good Luck!

Play Spin the Bottle with Soft Scrub and WIN BIG!

Do you remember spin the bottle from parties in our youth (or am I dating myself?) =)

Play Spin the bottle with Soft Scrub Total Bath & Bowl for a chance to win $1,000 and lots of other fabulous prizes from Soft Scrub.

Visit the Soft Scrub Facebook Page to learn more about the promotion!

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You can instantly win great prizes from Soft Scrub and you’ll automatically be entered into the $1,000 grand prize.

Dial Antibacterial Foaming Hand Soap in Holiday Designs – Review

I am excited to share with you Dial’s Antibacterial Foaming Hand Soap, in Holiday Designs!

I love conducting product reviews — they are fun.  You get to try new things, sometimes products and foods you would would otherwise probably not try.  Dial’s Antibacterial Foaming Hand Soap doesn’t fall into that category, but I was excited that this was a holiday-themed review.

I’m a stickler for washing hands.  Its a major factor in keeping yourself and those around you healthy (we’ll get back to this).

So, for all those factors, I was really excited to do this product review, and then the icing on the cake was when the box arrived in the mail.  I mean check out this awesome box!  Kudos to Purex Insiders for even making the box the Dial Holiday Foaming Hand Soap Fantastically Holiday Oriented and super cool!

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And here are the contents of said awesome box….

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I love to decorate for the holidays, in most every room, including in the bathroom.  I change the hand towels, hang a small set of lights on the window, add a special night light, add a votive in a festive holder, and now add a Dial Antibacterial Foaming Hand Soap in a Holiday Design Bottle.  There are four designs – the Santa, the Snowman, the Candy Cane, and the Holiday Scene. My favorite is the Candy Cane.

And these bottles aren’t just pretty – they contain Dial Complete’s No. 1 Doctor Recommended Antibacterial Foaming Hand Wash.  This formula kills 99.99% of germs encountered in the household setting while still  being gentle on the skin.

Check out more information about Dial Soap on their Facebook Page and their website!

Did you know that keeping your hands clean through improved hand hygiene is one of the most important steps we can take to avoid getting sick and spreading germs to others.  Many diseases and conditions are spread by not washing hands with soap and clean water. If clean, running water is not available, use soap and what water is available.  If soap and water are unavailable, use an alcohol-based hand sanitize that contains at least 60% alcohol to clean hands.

So, now you have this fabulous Antibacterial Foaming Hand Soap, but do you when you should be washing your hands?

  • Before, During, and After Preparing Food
  • Before Eating Food
  • Before and After Caring for Someone Who is Sick
  • Before and After treating a Cut or Wound
  • After using the Facilities (Restroom)
  • After Changing Diapers or Cleaning up a who has gone to the Bathroom
  • After Blowing Your Nose, Coughing, or Sneezing
  • After Touching an Animal or Animal Waste
  • After Handling Pet Food or Pet Treats
  • After Touching Garbage

Interested in sharing essential information on Why Frequent Hand Washing is so critical in stopping the spread of germs and disease?  Check out the links below!

Dial provided a free sample of their Holiday Foaming Hand Soap for this Post.  My participation is voluntary, and as always, my opinions are my own.

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Lets Be Honest Purex Triple Action Detergent Giveaway!

YaY!  I am so excited be able to bring you the Lets be Honest Purex Triple Action Detergent Giveaway, brought to you by Purex Insiders!

THREE (3) Winners of this Giveaway will a coupon valid for a FREE bottle of new Purex Triple Action Detergent! That means THREE times the chance of winning!  And who doesn’t use laundry detergent? Wouldn’t you like to get a bottle for FREE??

There are a couple ways to enter this giveaway – the more items you complete, the better your chances are of winning!

How to Enter the Giveaway:

  1. Watch the Purex Lets Be Honest Videos HERE or HERE.  Leave me a comment on this post letting me know which site you watched the videos on.
  2. Leave me a comment and let me know which Lets Be Honest video was your favorite and why, if there was any particular reason you liked that video so much more than the others. My favorite video is the static cling video — so funny, so true, and I can totally relate!
  3. Like your favorite video by either using the Facebook like button on Purex site, or the “thumbs up” on the You Tube site. Leave me a comment letting me know you have completed this.
  4. Share your favorite on Facebook video using the appropriate buttons below the video.  Leave me a comment letting me know you have done this and leave me a link to the share on Facebook.
  5. Tweet about your favorite video.  Leave me a link to your tweet in the comments.

That’s FIVE easy entries into this giveaway!

The Lets Be Honest Purex Triple Action Detergent Giveaway will end Tuesday, July 17th, at 11:59 PM EST.  Entries after this time will not be accepted.

Disclosure:  This giveaway is sponsored by Purex.  No compensation for this giveaway was received, but I may receive coupons as a “thank you” once the giveaway had closed.  As always, all opinions expressed are my own.  Winners will be contacted by email and will have 45 hours after notification to respond before another winner is chosen.

Dry Idea – Review, Giveaway, and Sweepstakes! CLOSED

As a Purex Insider, I love being able to try out exciting products, write my reviews, and sometimes best of all, be able to host giveaways to you, of the products I that tried.  And no, since the group is called ‘Purex Insiders,’ it’s not just laundry products! =)

This time, I was given the opportunity to try Dry Idea Advanced Dry Roll-On Antiperspirant.   For more information about Dry Idea Deodorants, check them out on Facebook!  For this review, I was sent a full-size bottle to review.  To be honest, I can’t remember the last time I used a roll-on antiperspirant.  Since they came out on the market, I’ve stuck to the “clinical strength/protection” products, thinking they work better, but to be honest, lately I haven’t been too sure.  I do switch back and forth between brands, but always have stayed within that “clinical strength/protection” realm.  At any rate, I was more than happy to try Dry Idea.

When I applied Dry Idea, it dried quickly (I was very happy about that, I was afraid I would be flapping my arms around like a chicken with it being a roll-on, but there was none of that – that would be the Fast-drying MicroCotton Formula!).  And Day One of Dry Idea testing was very much a test:  It was in the high 90s in the Mid-Atlantic!  Oh my goodness!  But thankfully, Dry Idea came through, and kept me dry and odor-free throughout the entire day.  They weren’t kidding about the 24 hour protection, the stuff lasted ALL day long!  Day Two of the Dry Idea testing:  Heat Wave continues, it hit over 100 (I don’t care for weather this hot…who the heck does??)… but the Dry Idea Antiperspirant came though in strides!  It kept dry throughout the entire day, and yes, I even had to trek outside at one point, and not just to get in my car.  =)

 So, want to win some moolah?  

Here’s the $1,000 Dry Idea Advanced Dry Sweepstakes! There is one Grand Prize at $500 and ten Second Place Prizes for $50 each!  Enter here!  (FREE money, hello?!?)

And for the all important GIVEAWAY! =)

I mean, apart from winning the sweepstakes, which would be totally awesome, and you should enter (like I said, FREE money, where can you go wrong there?!?) the GIVEAWAY is FREE PRODUCTS!

Two lucky readers will win coupons for One FREE Dry Idea Advanced Dry Antiperspirant.  To enter all you need to do is leave a comment and tell me what aspect of an antiperspirant is the most important to you.  This giveaway will end Saturday, July 7th at 11:59pm EST.  The winners will be chosen at random and will be notified by email and will have 48 hours to respond.

Disclosure:  Dry Idea provided me a sample of their Advanced Dry Roll-On for this review.  My participation is completely voluntary, and as always, my opinions are all my own. 

Ladies Home Journal Giveaway from Purex

Purex has teamed up with Ladies Home Journal, bringing a fabulous giveaway of bunches of One-Year subscriptions to Ladies Home Journal!  Ladies Home Journal brings readers articles on health, beauty, relationships, and lots of other enticing topics.

ENTER HERE for your chance to win!

Promotion ends June 22nd.

Honey Bunches of Oats Review and Giveaway

Update! The Winner of the Honey Bunches of Oats Giveaway is alw6ys (m8usi@).  The Winner has been contacted via email.

Oh yes, you did read that correctly!  Today I am so very proud to bring you my very first REVIEW and GIVEWAY!

Post (through the fabulous program Purex Insiders) provided me with a free sample of their Honey Bunches of Oats – Honey Roasted cereal so I could review it and write this blog post.  My participation is completely voluntary, and as always, all opinions stated herein are my own.

It’s no secret to those who know me that I LOVE CEREAL.  It’s one of my favorite comfort foods, and ranks up there with frozen novelties, peanut butter, and of course, chocolate.  It’s also no secret that one of my favorite cereals is Honey Bunches of Oats – Strawberries.  I don’t think I had ever tried any of the other varieties of Honey Bunches of Oats, that is, until I received the Honey Roasted variety in the mail.

Just to be special and unique, one morning Jon and I swapped our normal cereal for breakfast and had the Honey Bunches of Oats – Honey Roasted instead.  Then we swapped notes.  This is what we concluded:

  • We both enjoyed the Honey Bunches of Oats – Honey Roasted cereal (not earth shattering, I know)
  • We both really enjoyed all the extra Granola Bunches in the Honey Roasted Cereal.
  • Jon noted that the cereal stayed crispy, down to the very last bite (very important!)
  • Jon doesn’t really pay attention to these things, but I was impressed that a single serving of the cereal has 10 grams of whole grains, (which is roughly 21% of your daily recommended minimum intake of whole grains for the day; many of us don’t come close to getting enough), and only 6 grams of sugar per serving.
  • Jon and I liked the Honey Roasted variety just as much as we like the Strawberry variety!  They are both very yummy!

Honey Bunches of Oats strives to stay delicious, and stay nutritious at the same time.  In addition being high in whole grains and low in sugar, it has NO Trans Fat, NO Saturated Fat, and NO Cholesterol.  For more information on Honey Bunches of Oats and all their varieties of cereal, check out the Honey Bunches of Oats Facebook Page.  They even have a $1 Off coupon available on their Facebook Page!

And now for my favorite part…The GIVEWAY!  Along with the box Honey Bunches of Oats – Honey Roasted cereal Post sent me to try, they also included coupons for a FREE Box of ANY VARIETY of Honey Bunches of Oats!

One reader will win TWO coupons, each valid for a FREE box of Post Honey Bunches of Oats (any variety, up to a $4.49 value!).  Enter the giveaway by completing the following (Please leave me ONE Comment with your email address for each item you complete, One Comment = One Entry).

  1. Leave me a comment under this post and tell what your favorite cereal is. (Mandatory Entry)
  2. “Like” this Blog Post (button is at the bottom of this post).
  3. “Share” this Blog Post on Facebook
  4. “Share” this Blog Post on Twitter.  Please leave your twitter handle in your comment.
  5. “Like” Hershey Wishes and Kisses on Facebook.
  6. Follow @crimmylynn on TwitterLeave your twitter handle in your comment.
  7. Bonus Entry: Leave a comment on another post on Hershey Wishes and Kisses. Please tell me which post you left a comment under.  I’ll give you two entries for this one!

Giveaway ends Friday, June 8th at 11:59pm EST.  I will announce the randomly chosen winner on this blog and via email on Saturday, June 9th.  The winner has 48 hours to respond to the email, or another winner will be randomly chosen.

Good Luck!