Monday, January 9, 2012

#GIVEAWAY (ends 1/20) @Purex Crystals and @Jockey terry sports bra

I told you earlier today how much I love being a Purex Insider. I have had some great opportunities, and this might be my favorite! Purex and Jockey have teamed up!

Why you ask have the 2012 Jockey Tech Terry Performance Sports Bra and the 2012 Purex Crystals teamed up? Well, Did you know that normally you should not use fabric softener on performance sportswear because the oil content prevents the wicking process? Well, you CAN use the Purex Crystals fabric softeners because they do not contain oils!!

What are these products?

The Jockey 2012 Tech Terry Performance Sports Bra is a performance sprotswear for working out. It has moisture wicking to keep you cool and dry (LOVE), a key pocket, reflective logo, breathable mesh panels and a soft bottom band for comfort.

The Purex Crystals fabric softener are a favorite at this house (you can read my first review of it here). We have tried all the different smells and love them all. I am so glad to note that my favorite, the Tropical Splash, is back. These sweet little crystals can be used on baby sleep wear, athletic cloting with wicking and really just about any washable fabric because they contain no oil!

What did I think?

Let me start with the Crystals because my opinion of these continues to be fantastic! I like them more and more the more I use them! And I am not the only fan in the house. My kids LOVE them-even more than I do. In fact, when I was in Chicago a few months ago with my husband, they ran out of crystals and freaked out! My sister who was watching them said she actually went to get new crystals (though she had been avoiding the store entirely with all the kids) because the kids were so concerned that the laundry REALLY NEEDED them! So, I think I can safely say we are fans at the Beckee's Deals house!

I do want to mention that there is a promotion that I love on the Purex site right now where you can "Find the Yellow to Win Green." That means if you go to Purex here and search for the yellow bottle (Tropical Splash) near you, then you can enter to win some moolah!

Now about the bra. First, LOVE that I got a black one! I just  like it-personal preference I guess!

Second, you may or may not be aware that I have a 9 month old and I am nursing him. And, I am not a big fan of nursing bras. At this point he is not nursing that often (usually), so I just wear a "normal bra" and pull it up to nurse. This can get tricky with the hard underwire on my bras, but he doesn't nurse that often during the day. Usually...BUT, the child has chicken pox. (Yes chicken pox-you read that right) and he is nursing almost nonstop this week. So, my regular bra started to hurt. Boy, was I glad to have this new Jockey bra! It fits comfortably and the soft bottom makes it so I can nurse my baby without being in pain and without wearing a nursing bra.

Last, I have been trying to work out and lose this baby weight until about a month and a half ago when I sprained my ankle. Well, it is still a bit sore, but I am now going back to the gym. This bra is perfect for those sweaty workouts. It is REALLY comfortable, the wicking really works well, and it is surprisingly supportive (surprisingly only because it is so light and thin that I doubted it's support value-my bad).

So what is the deal?

The deal is, I recommend this bra for anyone that might have a sweaty job ahead, or if you just want a comfortable sports bra! Best part? Right now you can get 20% off this great sports bra. (To get the discount just go to the link.)And when you are picking up a 2012 Jockey Tech Terry Perfoemance Sports bra, stop by and grab one of my favorite products, the Purex Crystals! They are both great products and when paired together seem to be a match made in heaven.

Can't Wait to Try these? How About WINNING them?!

That's right! One lucky Beckee's Deals winner will win a terry sports bra and a bottle of Purex Tropical Splash!! YEAH!!! Please see the rafflecopter form below to enter to win! (With the new Rafflecopter form, you have to sign in to enter using wither your Facebook or just your name and email. See form below. If you have trouble with the form, please leave a comment or email me so I can help you fix the problem and enter this giveaway!!! a Rafflecopter giveaway As the Rafflecopter form says, Please note that the giveaway will end on 1/21 at 12:01 AM EASTERN time. That means you have until 11:01 PM on 1/ 20 Central time to get in entries.  Please note that winner will be picked at random by Rafflecopter after the giveaway ends!  Also, Facebook is not affiliated with this giveaway and cannot be held responsible for it in any way.

***I am a Purex Insider and now also a member of the Jockey Inner Circle. I was given the above mentioned products for free to try out for this review. No other compensation was given and as always, all opinions expressed are my own."***


Purex Triple Action Detergent (review)

Have I mentioned (a lot) how much I adore being a Purex Insider? Seriously. I am a Purex fan and to get to try out their newest stuff, tell you about it and often give it away to you is just awesome!!! Today will be a big Purex day because I have gotten a few sweet new items to tell you all about! Right now I want to tell you about this product:

This is the Purex new Triple Action formula (which is available across the entire liquid detergent line).
To quote the info I was given, "This new and improved Triple Action formula delivers even better on Purex’s promise to leave your clothes bright, white, and clean, and as always, for half the price of the leading brand!"

FYI, part of the reason I LOVE Purex is because it works so well and is SOOO affordable! I have ALWAYS loved that about Purex! They are committed to watching out for our pocketbooks as well as delivering great products which is why they have been figuring out this newly improved formula that not only is improved in how it works, but still stays affordable! As they say "It’s an even better clean, for half the price of the leading brand. New Purex Triple Action leverages the best parts of our current formula, combined with new additions, to deliver great cleaning plus improved brightening power."

I have had the chance to use the Free and Clear version at my house for the past month or so. It has been fabulous! A few things I noticed. I did not need to use as much detergent as I need to with some other detergents I have tried. We do a lot, A LOT of laundry here with 7 people in this house. When I saw the size of the bottle, I thought it might last a week or two. But like I said, we have been using it for a bit over a month. (It is at the end of the bottle now)

Also, I am not sure I would really notice a difference in brightness, but I have noticed out clothing looks better. I am not a queen if laundry. I do not have the time or patience to spot and fix every detail. Often my kids do not even tell me if their clothing needs extra attention. And I am often so hurried to get the job done, that I forget to check. We have had to get rid of a lot of clothing from just staining. I have found that I have had less of that this past month. Not sure if the kids are making less spills or if it is the detergent or both, but I have noticed less of a problem this month.

We always use the Free and Clear because we have some kids (and a dad) with really sensitive skin. This works beautifully to keep them from breakouts!

I am so happy to tell you that coming up in a few weeks here, Purex will be bringing back one of my favorite things, their “Prove it to yourself” campaign. They think you should have the chance to try this out yourself. No reason to take their word for it, you can take YOUR word for it! When that promotion returns in February, I will make sure to post a reminder with a link to the page for you to request your own sample to test out!

But in the meantime, if you are looking for a great affordable detergent, check out the Purex new Triple Action formula. It is great-you can take my word for it! :)

***I am a Purex Insider and was given a free bottle of this product to try out for the purpose of this review. No other compensation was given, and as always all opinions expressed are my own!***