Winners in the Purex Complete and Bove’s Pasta Sauce Giveaways

On May 11, 2011, by Glenda Embree- BusyAtHome

Purex Complete with Zout Giveaway Winners: #10  Wanda M #198 Mandala Boves Roasted Garlic Pasta Sauce Winner: #14  Lisa W Emails have been sent with info on claiming your prize.  Please reply within 48 hours, with the requested shipping information. Congratulations to each one of you and thanks for participating in our giveaways.  We have [...]

Purex Complete with Zout Giveaway Winners:

  1. #10  Wanda M
  2. #198 Mandala

Boves Roasted Garlic Pasta Sauce Winner:

  1. #14  Lisa W

Emails have been sent with info on claiming your prize.  Please reply within 48 hours, with the requested shipping information.

Congratulations to each one of you and thanks for participating in our giveaways.  We have four giveaway promotions currently in progress.  Be sure to enter for your chance to win each one!

Purex Complete with Zout Stain Remover: Review and Giveaway!

On April 23, 2011, by Glenda Embree- BusyAtHome

As a Purex Insider, I have the great good fortune to let you know about the latest products Purex is releasing to help make your work at home easier to complete and easier on your budget.  It’s no secret that I love Purex for the money they can save in our budget over other name [...]

As a Purex Insider, I have the great good fortune to let you know about the latest products Purex is releasing to help make your work at home easier to complete and easier on your budget.  It’s no secret that I love Purex for the money they can save in our budget over other name brand laundry products.  They do a fantastic job of cleaning and caring for the clothes my family uses every day and at a fraction of the cost.

I was able to test new Purex Complete with Zout Stain Remover, over the last several weeks, doing our regular laundry and using it to pre-treat two of our family’s most stubborn previously washed and dried stains.  While this isn’t exactly a “fair” test, since these were definitely pre-set stains, I was curious how the Zout would do on them.  My husband is a machine operator for an automotive parts manufacturer.  Hands coated in machine-grease and oil are regular parts of his workday.  Then those hands reach into his pockets for a key, a part or a pair of pliers, etc.  The stains this creates around the pockets of his jeans are grimy, greasy and tough, and even using expensive detergents and pre-treaters, I have not been successful in removing it completely.  I was anxious to give the Zout a chance to tackle this problem.

Pre-treating our grimy grease stains on work jeans.

I pre-treated the stained areas, applying Purex Complete with Zout Stain Remover and then allowing it to set for one hour.  I then threw the jeans in with a regular load and found that they still had a faint gray haze of the stain.  I wasn’t really upset or surprised, as the original stain had been washed and dried many times and then re-stained at work that day.  After a second wash, the gray haze was still visible, but lighter than when I started.  My conclusion was that tough stains that have been through your washer and dryer multiple times, already, may not be able to be removed with this new product.

I only pre-treated one side of the jeans, so I would be sure to be able to see the effects, if any, that the Zout Stain remover had on our set-in stain. In keeping with my menopausal absentmindedness, I spaced taking an "after" picture of the greatly faded stain. I will definitely get one if I conduct this test, again, with my brand-spanking-new washing machine.

My second test of long-term stains was tomato sauce on a t-shirt.  Like the jeans, this shirt had been washed and dried previously.  By the time I caught it, the stains were set.  I used the Purex Complete with Zout Stain Remover to pre-treat the orangey stain and after an hour, washed it in a regular load.  The stain was not removed completely, but is much fainter, so my results were pretty much the same.

Regular laundry and stained items that had not been through my dryer, first, washed up beautifully, without even needing to be pre-treated.  I will also say that my washing machine was languishing, near death, (It exploded and created a small flood on  my laundry room floor, on Friday.  Oy!) when I conducted these tests.  David installed a new high-efficiency washing machine for me over this past weekend, so my results may very well be different with this better machine and I may try again to remove some set-in stains.  I’ll update this post if I do.

So, overall, Purex Complete with Zout Stain Remover did everything I expected it to do and almost succeeded in doing what I hoped for, but didn’t expect.  It smelled wonderful doing it ( I tested the Fresh Morning Burst scent.) and as always, it’s a budget-conscious product that can easily be found at your local Wal-Mart or Target.  For those with sensitive skin, or allergies to fragrance, this economical and effective product is also available in a Free & Clear variety.  It works in conventional OR high efficiency machines, too.  The great news is you can receive a FREE SAMPLE for yourself or win one of two full-size bottles that Purex is giving away, here at Busy-at-Home.  The winners will receive a coupon, by mail, for a full-sized bottle!

Giveaway Rules:

Entrants must be 18 or older and residents of the U.S. to participate.  Mandatory Entry must be completed for any additional entries to be counted.  Deadline to enter is midnight (CST) Sunday, May 8, 2011.  Winners will be selected at random, using random.org.

Mandatory Entry:

In a comment, below, share your most challenging stain story.

Optional Additional Entries:

  1. Follow Purex on Twitter and leave a comment, below, letting me know you did, as well as your Twitter handle.
  2. Like Purex on Facebook and leave a comment, below, letting me know you did, as well as your Facebook Name.
  3. Follow Busy-at-Home on Twitter.  Leave a comment letting me know you’ve done it.
  4. Like Busy-at-Home on Facebook. Leave a comment letting me know you’ve done it.
  5. Follow Busy-at-Home on Google Friends Connect.  Use the “Join” button in the right-hand sidebar.  Leave a comment letting me know you’ve done it.
  6. Subscribe to the Busy-at-Home Newsletter with this link (or in the right-hand sidebar).  You will receive an email confirmation with a link that must be clicked to confirm your subscription.  Once you click the email link to confirm your subscription, leave me a comment to let me know you’ve done it.
  7. Post this giveaway on your Facebook pageEnter to win a FREE full-sized bottle of new Purex Complete Laundry Detergent with Zout Stain Remover. http://busy-at-home.com/blog/purex-complete-with-zout-stain-remover-review-and-giveaway/ Leave a comment below with a link to your post.
  8. Tweet this giveaway (1x daily) : Leave a comment below with a link to your tweet.

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I received a full-sized bottle of Purex Complete with Zout Stain Remover in order to conduct this review.  No monetary compensation was received and a positive review was not required.  As with all Busy-at-Home reviews, the views and opinions expressed are wholly my own. Purex has supplied two coupons for FREE full-sized bottles of Purex Complete with Zout for the giveaway winners.

My Laundry Smells Like Summer! Purex Complete Crystals Fabric Softener Review & Giveaway

On February 1, 2011, by Glenda Embree- BusyAtHome

This Giveaway is now closed. Congratulations to the three winners! : #63, Scott’s Gal; #96, Erin G and #11, Nan Check your emails and reply within 48 hours, to claim your prize! You remember summer, right?  Today, it’s cold and snowy and blustery and icy and dreary and gray.  It’s winter.  I usually navigate the [...]

This Giveaway is now closed.

Congratulations to the three winners! : #63, Scott’s Gal; #96, Erin G and #11, Nan

Check your emails and reply within 48 hours, to claim your prize!

You remember summer, right?  Today, it’s cold and snowy and blustery and icy and dreary and gray.  It’s winter.  I usually navigate the first thirty days, or so, of winter with a reasonable amount of maturity and patience.  After that, all bets are off and I’m ready to move on to something a little more temperate.  But, since I have yet to patent an amazing weather control machine, I have no choice but to allow winter to run its course.  Oy!

Lots of baking and candles and warm, crackling fires in the fireplace help to lift my mood and take some of the sting out of Nebraska winters.  I enjoy the heat and welcome, homey appearance they generate, but even more than that, I love the smells.  Aroma can do so much to lift our spirits or take us back to a wonderful memory.  It can make us feel warm and welcome and content.  I am so intrigued by the power scent has on the brain and delighted at its effects.

The Purex Crystals family of fragrances: Lavender Blossom, Fresh Spring Waters and Tropical Splash

About two weeks ago, I was selected as a Purex Insider, which means as new products are introduced by Purex, Busy-at-Home readers will be some of the first people to hear about them.  I’m excited to share Purex’s new Complete Crystals  Fabric Softener with you and let you in on my favorite thing about them — the fragrances.  For two weeks, my laundry room has given me hope for the end of bleak and frosty, and the beginning of the freshness of spring along with the delightful fragrance of summer blossoms.  I have had the opportunity to try two different scents of Purex Complete Crystals –  Fresh Spring Waters and Lavender Blossom.   They are both wonderful!  The fragrance fills the laundry room as the clothes are washing, but even more importantly, our clothes are infused with the fresh scents, even after drying.

Purex Complete Crystals are unique in comparison to other fabric softeners you may have tried.   They are not fabric sheets, nor are they liquid.  They are deeply fragrant, crystalline “pellets” that you add as you are loading your washing machine.  Simply add detergent as you normally would, then measure the appropriate amount of Purex Crystals for your load and sprinkle them over the top of the clothes.  Run your washer as usual and enjoy the fabulous scent as the clothes are washing, as you move them from the washer to the dryer and as you put away the clean, dry clothes.  The fragrance remains in the fabric, plus the clothes are wonderfully static-free and soft.

How does this unique product work?  Over time, traditional oil-based softeners coat fibers causing harmful oily residue to accumulate.  Purex Complete Crystals Softeners penetrate fabrics to reduce fiber entanglement and smooth frayed fibers providing a naturally soft feel.  They are safe for all laundry and will not harm, wear down or discolor your fabrics like oil-based softeners.  Purex shared that this great new fabric softener will:

  • Preserve the flame retardant benefits of your children’s clothes
  • Retain your athletic wear’s wicking ability which draws sweat away from your body
  • Maintain your towels’ built-in ability to absorb water
  • Keep your white clothing from yellowing and graying vs. using traditional softeners

Another thing that I love is how simple it is to use, even for my youngest and oldest (translated “messiest”) helpers in the laundry room.  Measuring is simple with the included cup AND there is no sticky liquid dripping down the side of the bottle the next time I pick it up.  I also don’t have the spent dryer sheets lying on the floor or sticking in my flannel jammies.  Yay!  Purex Complete Crystal Fabric Softener delivers on every expectation I have for fabric softener and gives me hope for spring, to boot.  You can’t ask much more than that from laundry.  :)

The best news of all is that Purex is going to provide three Busy-at-Home readers with their own visions for spring!  Yup, three of you will receive coupons for FREE full-sized bottles of Purex Complete Crystal Fabric Softener!  How great is that!

Giveaway Rules:

You must be at least 18 and a resident of the U.S. to enter.  Mandatory entry must be completed before any additional entries will be counted.  Winners will be selected by random drawing using random.org.  Deadline for entry is midnight (CST), Sunday February 13, 2011.

Mandatory Entry:

Leave a comment telling me which fragrance of Purex Complete Crystals Fabric Softener you would like to try — Fresh Spring Waters, Lavender Blossom or Tropical Splash.


Additional Optional Entries:

  1. Follow Purex on Twitter and leave a comment, below, letting me know you did, as well as your Twitter handle.
  2. Like Purex on Facebook and leave a comment, below, letting me know you did, as well as your Facebook Name.
  3. Follow Busy-at-Home on Twitter.  Leave a comment letting me know you’ve done it.
  4. Like Busy-at-Home on Facebook. Leave a comment letting me know you’ve done it.
  5. Follow Busy-at-Home on Google Friends Connect.  Use the “Join” button in the right-hand sidebar.  Leave a comment letting me know you’ve done it.
  6. Subscribe to the Busy-at-Home Newsletter with this link (or in the right-hand sidebar).  You will receive an email confirmation with a link that must be clicked to confirm your subscription.  Once you click the email link to confirm your subscription, leave me a comment to let me know you’ve done it.
  7. Post this giveaway on your Facebook pageEnter to win a FREE full-sized bottle of new Purex Complete Crystals Fabric Softener from Purex Busy-at-Home. http://busy-at-home.com/blog/my-laundry-smells-like-summer-purex-fabric-softener-crystals-review-giveaway/ Leave a comment below with a link to your post.
  8. Tweet this giveaway (1x daily) : Win a FREE full-sized bottle @Purex Complete Crystals Fabric Softener @busyathome #review #giveaway http://busy-at-home.com/blog/my-laundry-smells-like-summer-purex-fabric-softener-crystals-review-giveaway/ Leave a comment below with a link to your tweet.

As a Purex Insider, I received product information, a sample bottle of Fresh Spring Waters and a full-sized bottle of Lavender Blossom in order to conduct this review.  No monetary compensation was received and a positive review was not required.  Views and opinions expressed are wholly my own. Purex will provide coupons for three full-sized bottles for the giveaway and will ship them directly to each winner.

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