Thursday, November 26, 2009
I made a list of all entries in order, numbered them, and eliminated 2 double comments.
So here is what random.org came up with:
Congrats to Jamie!
And thanks for playing everyone.
Next week I've got a review and giveaway of a washing machine cleaner.
Friday, November 20, 2009
So I was intrigued by an email that offered me the opportunity to review a Memory Foam Contour Pillow sold by Sleep Number by Select Comfort. Sleep Number sponsored at least one blogger to go to BlogHer, which I think is a cool thing for a company to do, and I must have passed on my business card (I gave out a lot of business cards; forgive me for my lack of memory).
We already have a memory foam mattress topper on our bed and I LOVE IT. I started getting lower back pain after the babies were born and it totally eliminated it. It even comes back if I sleep on a different bed that isn't quite so wonderful.
So I received my pillow about a week ago, used the foam inserts to take it to its highest height, stuck a pillow case on it, and got a little excited to go to bed. Because, sleep, right? Sleep is good.
Sleep keeps me sane. Sleep means I am less grumpy. My relief at my children normally sleeping through the night, and thankfully sleeping very well, is palpable. Select Comfort would also like to point out the following benefits of a good nights' sleep:
1. Make sleep a priority: Put sleep at the top of your to-do list.
2. Consistency is key: Maintain a consistent bedtime routine and schedule sleep all week long - even on the weekends - since altering your sleep schedule can create jet-lag-like symptoms. Remember that sleep is not negotiable.
3. Avoid anti-sleep activities: Don’t eat, exercise or consume caffeine late in the day.
4. Pay attention to your environment: Go into a dim, quiet room one hour before you plan to go to bed, and turn off all screens so you start to relax.
5. Check your bed: Take advantage of innovations in bedding that allow you to customize your comfort, like the Sleep Number bed and accessories.So I tried the pillow - and just the one pillow, rather than my normal two. And lo, it was good. And comfortable. I really, really like this pillow. I would really, really recommend it. I'm still sleeping with it. I haven't gone back to my old trusty pillows yet.
And hey it's Christmas - it's a good time of year to splurge on a gift for yourself or your family. I'm glad I got to try it out and I will be looking at more memory foam pillows for our family. And I understand the company has some pretty big sales coming up. You can follow @SleepNumberSara on twitter for more info. And look, a contest!
I was not compensated for this review. I was provided with a pillow to review and keep.
Would YOU like to try one out? Sleep Number by Select Comfort has graciously offered me a pillow to give away.
Here's what you need to do:
- Leave a comment on this post between now and Thursday, November 26th, 7pm EST.
- Include your email address (even in the format of name dot name at gmail dot com, I will figure it out).
- Be living at an American or Canadian postal address.
- Only enter once. (Please, play fair).
What I will do:
- Use random.org to pick one winner from the entries received before the deadline.
- Provide names and email addresses of entrants to the company for their newsletter.
- Provide the name and email address of the winner to the company so they can arrange delivery.
- Post details of the winner after the contest is closed.
Monday, November 16, 2009
Sunday, November 8, 2009
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
Here's some info from the company:
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.
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 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.
What you need to do:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- If I get more than 10 comments, I'll use a random.org to select the winners.
- And if I get less than 10 comments, you'll be lucky and get more than one coupon!