Friday, December 3, 2010

closed GIVEAWAY: Seventh Generation Laundry Products

Well, there are only a few things I like better than a good giveaway, and there are only a few things my husband likes better that a good experiment, so I was super excited when I was asked to do this giveaway/review/experiment!

Before I explain the experiment and the prize pack, let me tell you a bit about Seventh Generation (I am quoting from the information I was sent):

Did you know that the laundry detergent you may be using could contain little-known chemicals called optical brighteners? And According to scientific research, these can cause allergic reactions, are toxic to small fish and other aquatic life, and can pollute your waterways.

When ultraviolet light hits optical brighteners coating your clothing, the brighteners convert UV rays into visible light to create an optical illusion. This tricks the eye into thinking the clothing is whiter and brighter, and therefore cleaner than it really is.

So how can you avoid these optical brighteners? Seventh Generation makes it easy because their laundry detergents are not only free of optical brighteners, but they´re also non-toxic . In addition, because Seventh Generation liquid laundry detergents are both hypo-allergenic and biodegradable, you can rest easy knowing you made a considerate choice for your family and the environment.

So, to conduct my own experiment, Seventh Generation through MyBlogSpark sent me a prize pack including 2 identical test t-shirts, a black light, and Seventh Generation liquid laundry products. I was asked to then wash one shirt in my normal laundry detergent and the other in the provided Seventh Generation laundry products. Well, check out the results (remember the shirt looking light means it DOES have optical brightners):

As you can see, my Conventional Laundry detergent is brighter under the black light and thus contains optical brightners.  Seventh Generation does not! Now, I was really excited to try this experiment out and to see these results! You can learn more about the Seventh Generation Laundry Products here and you can sign up for their newsletter here.
You can click here to print a coupon for $1 off Seventh Generation Liquid laundry products.

AND one LUCKY Beckeesdeals reader will win a prize pack of their own from Seventh Generation with a set of Seventh Generation laundry products:

Here is how to enter the Giveaway (PLEASE make sure to leave an email address in each comment so I can reach you should you win):

MANDATORY ENTRY (Must do this first for other entries to count): Just leave a comment sharing your favorite tips for keeping their families healthy at home.

Once you have done that, you can get up to 7 extra entries by doing the following things (Just make sure to leave a separate comment for each entry, and leave me your email address in each comment so I know how to contact you should you win):

1. Become a Google Friend follower of my blog (You can do this over on the right side of the blog where the followers box is). If you are already a follower, just let me know that in your comment.

2. Subscribe to my blog via Email or an RSS feed/reader. (Yes-you can use this entry if you are already an email or RSS subscriber- just let me know how you subscribe to my blog).

3. Become a Facebook fan of the blog here.

4. Follow me on Twitter here.

5. Tell me how you found this giveaway/blog.

6. Go like Seventh Generation on Facebook

7. Go Follow seventhgen on Twitter

This giveaway is for USA and Canada residents only.

Be sure to leave a comment for each entry with your email address. The winner will be chosen using Random.org on Thursday December 16, 2010 at at about 11:59 PM Central Time.

***Please note that I was sent the above mentioned package from Seventh Generation, through MyBlogSpark along with information about this Project, but any opinions expressed are my own. They are also providing the Prize pack for the giveaway***



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144 comments:

Cheryl F. {The Lucky Ladybug} said...

We stay healthy and germ free with lots of disinfectant including wipes, hand sanitizer, and hand-washing :) *Thanks* for the giveaway!
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Michelle said...

I use Clorox wipes to sanitize things that get touched a lot in our home--light switches, door knobs, remotes, phones, computer mouse/keyboard, etc.
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EmiG said...

We do lots of hand washing to keep people healthy!

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And I found this giveaway by following you on my Google Reader. :)

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Jenna Z said...

I make sure to keep a supply of bottled water in case of boil orders. There is always a mad rush at the store after they call a boil order but I'm always prepared!

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We try to stay healthy by putting up picture signs for the little ones to remind them to wash their hands often!

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7mom said...

We routinely use Lysol/Clorox wipes to wipe down light switches, door knobs, keyboards, etc. And I keep hand soap by every faucet in the house! We also open the windows just a bit every so often to clean the air inside the house during the winter months.

7mom said...

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clenna said...

I use a humidifier in the winter.

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Kait said...

We do a lot of things in our household to keep our family healthy, including everyone taking vitamins, drinking lots of water, and frequently washing our hands to avoid colds, etc. My hubby and I also get yearly flu shots so reduce the likelihood of our little one getting sick.

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Christy said...

We try to keep the germ sharing to a minimum when we have sickness in our house by not sharing drinks or food, and using paper towels.

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sunshine9 said...

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Laura said...

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Katelyn said...

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Ronda said...

We stay healthy by washing or wiping down everything. I also make sure my children wash their hands often. I keep lots of fruit and fresh veggie on hand for thems to eat also.

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Roxy said...

lots of hand washing and the flu shot annually.

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Marci J said...

We drink lots of water - no soda - and wash hands with soap before every meal
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One Cryptic Mama said...

we go though bags & bags of local mandarins & kiwis during the winter- great on vitamin C
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Kimberly said...

I keep my family healthy by having hand santizer everywhere. If I keep a bottle in every room, it serves as a visual reminder to use it and kill germs. :)
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I keep my home as dust free as possible, it cuts down on the sniffles!
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Erin said...

My tip? Make sure EVERYONE washes their hands after preparing food, using the toilet, coughing or sneezing, nose-picking, etc.

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i give my kids vitamins everyday
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virgold said...

I use the Norwex cloths! They are fantastic. Environmentally safe, no chemicals required, and kills 99% of germs.

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TheTreeHugginMomma said...

We wash our hands constantly!

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