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Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Purex Crystals Fabulously Fresh review and giveaway

What makes a gloomy day better?  Getting a Purex Insiders package at my front door!  Today I got a package with the new and limited edition Purex Crystals Fabulously Fresh in-wash fragrance booster.  The first thing I noticed was the fun floral packaging.  It adds that touch of Spring we are all looking for!  Then when I opened the purple lid I was wowed by the lovely flowery scent that the tiny green crystals dispelled.  I kept smelling the bottle.  It smells lovely!  I couldn't wait to do laundry to try them out.  I added half a cap full to medium load of laundry.  When I took the wet laundry out I could smell the fabulously fresh smell but not as strongly as I once had.  Then I put the clothes in the dryer and when the buzzer went off I went over to check them out.  When I got close to any of the clothing I can smell a light scent of the fabulously fresh smell.  It was not as strong as I would like but light and fresh.  I am going to try to add a full cap full to my next load to see if I can get a bit of a stronger smell and I'll update to let you know.

Some perks of Purex Crystals:
  • Clothes smell Fabulously Fresh for weeks, not days
  • Does not reduce the absorbency of towels
  • Safe for all loads, including children's sleepwear and athletic wear.  
  • Safe on all loads
Fabulously Fresh Crystals will be available starting this March and will get you in the mood for Spring so I would suggest you check it out.

The lovely folks at Purex would like to give my readers a chance to win a FREE bottle of Purex Crystals Fabulously Fresh.  This Giveaway will be for U.S. residents, 18 years of age or older.
Also to celebrate the release of this product Purex is hosting a sweepstakes where you can win $1000 or a coupon for free Purex Crystals Limited Edition Fabulously Fresh!  Wow, that's a lot of chances to win so let's get this started ladies and gents!



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**The Purex Brand provided me with a sample of Purex Crystals Limited Edition Fabulously Fresh in exchange for a product review.  However, all the opinions expressed here are my own.  

Monday, March 17, 2014

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Just wanted to wish everyone a very happy St. Patrick's Day!  Today we are all Irish!! :)  Have a great day!

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Worse treatment from Wal-mart ever for FREE product coupons!

UPDATE 3/19/14
I received a phone call from the newly appointed store manager.  She was very nice and understanding.  I explained the entire story to her and she agreed the cashier should have just scanned the coupons with out embarrassing me. She said being new to the store she was going to work with them on customer service and understanding that without the customers they won't have a job!  Overall I was pleased that she called and listened and agreed with me! 

I know the world is a crazy, insane place.....everyone has battles they are fighting that we may not be privy too so I try to have compassion and understanding for other human beings....unfortunately my treatment at a Wal-mart store yesterday not only tested my compassion and understanding but showed that the workers there have none.  I visited a Wal -Mart while visiting family in Auburn AL.  I had a cart full of groceries.  I had a 12 pack of Diet Coke (my fav) and a Dial Hand Soap which I previously blogged about from my Purex Insiders trials (see previous posts). I had FREE PRODUCT coupons for these items.  These coupons were clearly labeled manufacturer coupons.  They had that foil on them which allows an educated person to see if they are fakes or not.   I had redeemed MYCOKEREWARDS.COM points for 3 free 12 pack coupons recently.  I had used 2 of the coupons in previous weeks at this same Wal-Mart.  So when I got up to my cashier, Sherry, I gave her the coupons for the soap and the coke with the products (trying to make it easier on her).  Well as soon as I gave her the coupons her poor attitude began and she stared at the coke one for what seemed like forever.  Then she says "free with what?!" I said "'s free."  I used my coke points for the coupon."  Sherry then says, "Huh I don't know about that." She yells clear across the store for Earl (who I am assuming was the manager of cashiers).  He was busy at the customer service counter and didn't respond.  She then flags down a young cashier walking by and says, "she has these".  I chime in with "I have used these types of coupons here before.  I got them with my coke rewards points."  By this time I was embarrassed and turning red as the line looked annoyed behind me.  Sherry says, "I never heard of coke points!" and I said "Well you should try them some time. They are under each cap of coke and inside of this box." I happened to look at the box and noticed it said "" so I pointed it out to her.  The young cashier then says, "Well did you scan them."  Sherry says "No! I wasn't sure about them!" and the younger cashier told her to try them and walked away.  Well she scanned the Dial soap which worked with no problem.  Then she scanned the coke one and it didn't work.  Without trying anything else or getting a manager she told me she couldn't do it.  I told her "I will need a manager then!" She points over to the packed customer service area and Earl who was working behind the counter.  I paid for my purchases and walked over to wait in the customer service line.  By this time I had been in Wal-Mart for an hour and my daughter and I were hungry since it was past lunch time.  After waiting a few minutes I got to Earl and placed the pack and coupon on the counter.  I then say, "Sherry would not do this for me and I am hoping you will."  He doesn't say anything barely looks up but has an aggravated look on his face.  He rings up my pack  and tells me I owe .27 cents for tax.  By this point I was so upset I say, "I hope I am never treated this way again at a Wal-Mart that I am on the verge of tears."  He didn't flinch or say boo!  He then gave me my receipt.  Not an apology, not a word, nothing!!!
I totally understand that a company would, dare I say, be suspicious of a FREE PRODUCT coupon.  But these were not dinky internet printed out coupons.  They were clearly marked "manufacturer" coupons with authentic foil labeling!  The cashier did not even try to scan them before embarrassing and hassling me.  My treatment and the cashiers laziness were clearly not called for.  The "manager on duty" was also useless.  It's basic customer service!    At least apologize for the way I was treated but nothing!!!!
I wanted to let everyone know this b/c it should not of happened to me and has upset me.  I will no longer shop at Wal-Mart.  I am aware my single person boycott will not affect Wal-Mart's bottom line, but it sure will make me feel better! 

Monday, March 10, 2014

Spring Forward

I am so glad spring is near!  I am excited for warmer weather, shorts, flip flops, sun tans (no burns).  It also makes me realize how fast time does feels like a few days ago I was thinking of New Year's resolutions and now we are 3 months into 2014 and before I know it it will be over and 2015 will be here.  Maybe I am over thinking it but that's what's on my mind right now :)  Let me know what Spring things you are excited for! 

Monday, March 3, 2014

Dial Deep Cleansing Hand Soap Review and Giveaway

Today I got a package that made me very happy.  Inside the brown box was two new Dial Deep Cleansing Hand Soaps!  Yay!!! Just what I needed!  So I anxiously took them out opened them up and let the family have at it!  First thing I will tell you is that this soaps smell fantastic!  I got to try Water Blossoms and Coconut Lime Verbena.  Water Blossoms was my personal favorite because it had a floral scent.  Next I will tell you the package is simple, not too bulky, but bright which makes it look nice on your bathroom or kitchen sink.  Then when I pumped out the soap and added water,  I could feel the micro-scrubbing beads roll around on my hands.  They were comfortable and helped leave my hands smooth after I washed them. Overall I love these Dial Deep Cleansing Hand Soaps!  There is one more scent that I didn't get to try Yellow Raspberry & Black Sugar but maybe you will be able to try it and tell me because I am I holding a giveaway for a coupon for a FREE product.  This giveaway is for U.S. residents that are 18 years of age or older.  This will be a quick giveaway because the coupon expires 3/31/14.  Good Luck!

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**The Dial Brand provided me with a sample of Dial Deep Cleansing Hand Soap in exchange for a product review for a product review.  However, all the opinions expressed here are my own.