Sunday, November 8, 2009

Green Works Laundry Detergent: Giveaway (CAN only) & Review

So I was recently given an opportunity to try out some Green Works by Clorox laundry detergent, as well as their all-purpose cleaner, by a company called Matchstick who does 'word of mouth' marketing.
I had already bought Green Works products many times before this opportunity came along, mostly the household cleaners.

I like them because
  • The odour, if any, is not strongly laden with perfume
  • They work
  • They are very affordable (which can be a barrier to purchasing 'greener' cleaners)
  • They are environmentally conscious
So I was interested to see what the laundry detergent would be like when it came out. I had already purchased it before Matchstick provided me with the sample, and I was happy with its performance.

Here's some info from the company:

Clorox® is leveraging its world-class expertise in the household cleaning category to develop a new platform of natural cleaning products called Green Workstm. These products are made with at least 95% natural plant and mineral-based biodegradable cleaning ingredients and clean as well as many traditional cleaners on many soils. Green Works® products are a practical way for consumers to live a greener lifestyle without compromising performance.

All Green Workstm natural cleaners are made using plant-based ingredients derived from coconuts, as well as essential oils. The products are formulated using biodegradable ingredients, are packaged in bottles that can be recycled and not tested on animals.

In lab tests, Green Workstm hard surface cleaners clean as well as many traditional cleaners on many soils.

I like the environmentally friendly elements of this product, particularly as we are on a septic/weeping tile system here (so I am very conscious of what products we use around the house). And I also like that it works.
I was concerned with the price when I first bought it. I actually bought it because although it was selling for around $9 (way more than I would normally spend on detergent), I had a coupon for $3 off, making it close to the same price as I would spend on non-environmentally friendly detergent. This week, I noticed that the price had come down to around $6 or $7 at Real Canadian Superstore and Wal-Mart.

Do you want to try it out, too? Hey Canadians, I have 10 free samples to give away.

What you need to do:
  1. Leave a comment on this post indicating you are interested, making sure you include your email address. Deadline: 7pm EST on Monday November 16th, 2009.
  2. Be willing to send me your postal address in an email once I let you know you have won. I'll send you a coupon via snail mail for free full size bottle of the Green Works laundry detergent.
  3. Be willing to answer a survey about this product located here. For every completed survey, Matchstick will donate $2 to the Redwood Shelter in Toronto. Pretty please, answer the survey? It's for a good cause.
  4. If I get more than 10 comments, I'll use a to select the winners.
  5. And if I get less than 10 comments, you'll be lucky and get more than one coupon!
In accordance with The Word of Mouth Marketing Association’s (WOMMA) guidelines, Matchstick requires that all program participants disclose that they are participating in a word of mouth marketing program.


Sueellen said...

I have seen this in the stores and thought about it. I would love to try one of the samples!

Jamie said...

I usually make my own laundry detergent, but am very sick, and am feeling the need to try some new stuff! Me me me!

Sarah said...

I use some greenworks cleaning products, but haven't tried the detergent yet. Me please!
sarahanne at gmail dot com

Chibi said...

I'd love to try a sample! Going green with cleaners is something I keep thinking about, but haven't made the leap yet. :)

chibijeebs at gmail dot com

P.S. Going to do the survey right now and retweeted here: :)

Lady Mama said...

I've been wanting to try this. Count me in!

newfiehun said...

I've been wondering about this - we use unscented/non-coloured detergent because of my son's eczema. Love to see how it works!!

fekete at telusplanet dot net

Megan said...

I would love to try it out!

(I'm here via Chibi's tweet)

witchypoo said...

I would love to have a product that doesn't make my hands break out when I handle the wet laundry. I'm hoping this will fill the bill.
psychicgeek at gmail dot com

Tatiana said...

I would like to try this out. I've noticed the detergent we use now has a smell that lingers on clothes for days, and it drives me insane. tatiana at averygoodyear dot net

annbac9 said...

I would love to try a sample of a green cleaning product!