Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Soft Scrub All Purpose Cleanser Review + Sweepstakes

As I have mentioned before, I am a Purex Insider and as such I get to try a lot of awesome products. Most recently I was sent some Soft Scrub Total All Purpose Bath and Kitchen Cleanser to test out! (Make sure you check out the Sweepstakes info at the end of the post!!)

What is it?

 Well, first, as the ads say, Soft Scrub "Makes Surfaces happy!" :)

 Here are a few other things I learned about Soft Scrub Total All Purpose Bath and Kitchen Cleanser:
  • Improved formula with superior cleaning power (more whitening power and less residue for better rinsing)
  • All new bottle design  & New cap (for improved dispensing, preventing spills)
  • Fresh Lemon Scent
What did I think?

I thought it was fabulous. The new cap and bottle design really make it easier to dispense and I did not spill it! (This may sound like it is not a big thing, but I truly have a problem with spilling things, so that was actually awesome!)

The Soft Scrub cleans well and really does leave less residue than other products I have used before. Worked really well! 

And I have to talk about the scent. Anyone who knows me or has followed this blog for long knows that I have a real issue with the smell of cleaning products and chemicals. I basically hate them and generally stick to a certain brand because that brand has a smell I can stand. I was pleasantly surprised to find that the smell of the Soft Scrub Total All Purpose Bath and Kitchen Cleanser is actually nice! I actually LIKED it (shockingly)! It really smells lemon-y! It is a true Lemon Cleanser that smells great-not in that fake lemony smell, but like actual lemons. I was so happy with that! My favorite part of this was that it was a smell I liked in a product that cleaned my house well!!

Where can you find Soft Scrub Total All Purpose Bath and Kitchen Cleanser online?
  1. Check the Soft Scrub Total All Purpose Bath and Kitchen Cleanser website here
  2. Like them on Facebook here
"What's this Sweepstakes you speak of, Beckee?!"

So, Soft Scrub is hosting a sweepstakes along with the release of the new Soft Scrub Total All Purpose Bath and Kitchen Cleanser website here. One grand prize winner will receive $1000 AND a one year supply of Soft Scrub coupons. 250 additional winners will receive one Soft Scrub coupon. You can enter that sweepstakes here!

And FYI, I will be hosting my own giveaway for a few free Soft Scrub coupons. Coming soon!! Watch for it! 

By way of disclosure, Soft Scrub provided a free sample of their Soft Scrub Total All Purpose Bath and Kitchen Cleanser website here so I could review it. As always, all opinions expressed are my own! 

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Tropical Blend Honey Bunches of Oats Review AND Tropical Trio Giveaway

As I have mentioned before, I am a Purex Insider and as such I get to try a lot of their awesome products. Most recently I was sent some Honey Bunches of Oats Tropical Blend to try out (because Purex and HBofO is working together with Outrigger in Waikiki on a "Tropical Trio Sweepstakes"-read more about that in this review!!)

What is it?

To quote them "Take your taste buds to the Tropics!" This Tropical Blend of Honey Bunches of Oats has crispy Mango flavored flakes combined with real coconut shavings and coconut flavored granola clusters. Here are a few of the nutritional facts:

  • 10 g Whole Grains
  • 120 Calories
  • 6g sugar
  • 9 Essential Vitamins and minerals including 60% Daily Value of Iron
  • 4 Wholesome Grains
  • Heart Healthy (0g trans fat, 0.5g saturated fat, 0mg Cholesterol)
  • WIC Eligible!
What did we think?

Well, I have honestly put off posting this review because it is the first and only Honey Bunches of Oats product I have ever tried that I did not like. :( It is unfair to say I disliked it because there were parts I liked. In fact, the parts ARE what I liked. Individually, I liked each part-the mango flakes, the coconut, and the granola clusters were yummy alone, but for some reason I did not like them together.

Thas being said, ALL my family members and friends that tried them DID like them! ALL! My 5 kids and husband thought they were really good. My parents liked them and my friend I had try them also liked them. So, I am obviously an outlier on this one! My friend felt like they did have that tropical flavor you would expect from a product called Tropical Blend! She thought it reminded her of Hawaii-which is perfect because I have a contest to tell you all about!

Isn't there a giveaway?

Yep-sure is-I want some of you to get to try these for FREE, and I have 3 coupons to give away, BUT I am out of town (literally writing this at the airport). SO, I will have to set up the giveaway part when I get home and have a bit more time-be on the lookout for that coming soon!!

What can I do now while I wait for the giveaway?

Well, go enter this awesome sweepstakes I am going to tell you about! Let me quote what it is straight from Purex so I don't blow it on the details:

The Purex® brand is teaming up with Honey Bunches of Oats and Outrigger Hotels and Resorts to launch a monumental prize giveaway: The 2013 Tropical Trio Sweepstakes!*One lucky winner will be sent on a tropical paradise vacation to Outrigger Waikiki on the Beach! Enter to win a chance to spend your days relaxing underneath the warm, Hawaiian sun and your nights exploring Waikiki’s never-ending nightlife.
Yipee!! I know you are going to want a chance to win this, so click here to enter to win!!

And be on the lookout for the Giveaway coming soon!

***By Way of Disclosure, I was sent a free box of Honey Bunches of Oats Tropical Blend for my review, and was given the 3 Free coupons as prizes for the upcoming giveaway. I was not however compensated in any other way and all opinions expressed are my own!***