Monday, February 25, 2013

Review Roundup and a Contest too! - February 25, 2013

The fact that I love getting to try new products and then write about them sometimes gets me into a bit of trouble. I'm not a review or a giveaway blogger, nor do I aspire to be, but I like throwing both things in from time to time. So when I got two big packages from Purex Insiders at the same time (and right after I got the Dry Idea package), I must admit I was a bit overwhelmed! But I am going to tell you about both things right here.

First, I got to try Honey Bunches of Oats Tropical Blend cereal. And I didn't like it. It was just a mashup of far too many flavors, overly sweet and then tangy and then coconutty, fighting for space on my tongue. It didn't work for me - but I do LOVE Honey Bunches of Oats Vanilla Clusters, so I'm not giving up on this particular cold cereal brand. I'm just not going to be buying a box of this flavor any time soon.

That said, I would be all about winning a prize from Honey Bunches of Oats and Outrigger Hotels and Resorts. The grand prize is a four-night stay at Outrigger Waikiki on the Beach for two people. Ah, that's a lovely dream - a vacation with just me and my husband...alone... Maybe instead one of you will win and you'll take me as a guest, and he can stay home with our beautiful child having oodles of fun. Right? First place winners get a year's supply of Purex Natural Elements Tropical Splash Detergent (I've used Purex Natural Elements detergent before - without being given a free sample, no less! - and liked how it cleaned my clothes) and Honey Bunches of Oats Tropical Blends. (Hey, you might like it better than I did!) ENTER HERE! You totally want to!

Next, I got to try Soft Scrub All Purpose Bath and Kitchen Cleanser in the lemon scent. And this stuff I really liked. I tried it on my kitchen countertops and it got off a ton of gunk. I tried it on various sinks in my house and it was excellent at making them shine. The lemon scent wasn't overly perfumey and didn't linger (nor make me want to run out of the room). I'd buy this again.

Soft Scrub is also holding a contest - lucky you! You can win some great prizes, including $1,000 cash and a year's supply of Soft Scrub - ENTER HERE!

Now for my contest. Two people will win two coupons each - one for a free Soft Scrub product and one for a free box of Honey Bunches of Oats. (Yes, that's a random combination.) Contest open to U.S. addresses only. Contest runs until March 8, 2013.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

I was given free samples of both Soft Scrub Total All Purpose Bath and Kitchen Cleanser and Honey Bunches of Oats Tropical Blend so I could review them. My participation is voluntary and all opinions are mine - obviously.


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  6. Thanks for the chance!

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