Monday, June 14, 2010

all® Free Clear review and giveaway

I try to stay away from extra ingredients in products, whether those products are food, cleaning supplies or whatever. Sometimes it is easy (buying real fruit instead of fruit snacks or plain yogurt instead of flavored stuff) but sometimes it is more difficult. Cleaners often have dyes and perfumes in them that seem a little unnecessary. So, I try to avoid them.

Since having a kid, I've become more interested in using cleaning products especially that don't contain what could be irritating or harmful -- or simply extraneous -- ingredients. To that end, I've been using all® Free Clear laundry detergent for a while. I often use some other greener detergents, too, but the all® Free Clear is in my laundry room at least half the time.

So, the point is, I like the stuff. When I was asked to participate in a review and giveaway, I said yes because I know I'm already a fan. I like that all® Free Clear has no scent and I'm satisfied with how it cleans my clothes. I will say that there are some tough stains (mostly on my three-year-old's clothes) that the detergent doesn't get out. For those stains I turn to harsher detergents and stain lifters (sorry!) and usually have good luck.


Here is a little more information on all® Free Clear:

• #1 recommended by dermatologists for sensitive skin
• #1 recommended by allergists
• 100% free of perfumes, dyes or preservatives
• Hypoallergenic
• Specially formulated to minimize the potential for skin irritation
• Like regular strength all, it has its own powerful Stainlifters that fight tough dirt and stains
• Unlike many baby detergents, all® Free Clear is formulated with no perfumes, dyes or
preservatives
• Washing with all® Free Clear helps remove three of the top everyday allergens, dust mite matter, cat and dog dander as well as certain fragrances

In addition to the all® Free Clear, I received a copy of How to Have Your Second Child First: 100 Things That are Good to Know . . . the First Time Around by Kerry Colburn.


Now, as a mom, I can vouch for the fact that parenting is an on the job learning experience. There were plenty of things that I bought the first time that I didn't need, and many more parenting mistakes that I made that I know I won't make with my second child. I thought my three-month-old needed a night light, for example. He didn't. It only made it hard for him to fall asleep. A week into the night light experiment and I learned. So, next time, I won't go down that road.

Colburn's book is full of practical advice, tip and timesavers from real parents. Some of it falls into the obvious category but that is probably because I learned it with my son. For first time parents, I think this book would be quite useful and helpful and less stress-inducing than some of the parenting books out there!

To buy:

You can buy all® Free Clear just about anywhere -- grocery store, Target, etc. -- and if you would like a coupon to do so, you can get some from the web site.

Colburn's book, How to Have Your Second Child First, is available at most booksellers. It has a suggested list price of $18.95 and is available on Amazon for $12.89.

To win:

You can win TWO coupons to try out all® Free Clear and a copy of the book!

To enter, just leave me a comment telling me whether you'd keep the book for yourself or give it away to someone getting ready to have their first child.

As always, you can gain a few additional entries
(leave one comment per entry for the additional ones to count):
  • Follow this blog or my other blog, or let me know that you already do (leave a comment)
  • Link to this giveaway from your blog (leave a comment)
  • Become a fan of The Happy Runner on Facebook (leave a comment)
  • Link to this giveaway from Facebook or Twitter (leave a comment each time)
The giveaway will run through 11:59pm EST on Monday, June 21, 2010 and the winner will be chosen using random.org and posted on Tuesday.

Good luck!



Review/giveaway disclaimer: I received free products from MomSelect and all® . I received no other compensation and the opinions expressed are entirely my own.

39 comments:

  1. All free and clear - love it! I'm slightly allergic to the fragrant stuff so it works wonders for me. Price isn't bad either (some free and clear are expensive). Gee, I could write a commercial, huh? lol.

    I would be selfish and keep the book for myself :)

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  2. I would definitely keep the book!

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  3. I already follow both blogs.

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  4. And I linked/tweeted your giveaway.

    I'm @shannontrickey btw.

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  5. I would probably read the book and then pass it on to all of my friends who are mommy's or are mommy's to be now, or someday!

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  6. I would give the book away to a friend who is hoping to get pregnant soon. But I think I would want it back once I was ready to have kids!!

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  7. We love All Free Clear! I'm a follower of your blog.

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  8. I put your giveaway up on your blog.

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  9. I'm a fan of The Happy Runner on FB.

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  10. I'm a follower...and I use All Free and Clear. My kids have sensitive skin so we have used it since my first was a baby (he's 9 now).

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  11. Definitely a keeper! I am overwelmed with all the STUFF people say to buy with this first kiddo (due in T-minus 10 weeks +/-)!! This would aid the 'ol baby stash! ~Rachel

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  12. I would pass the book on as we haven't been able to have children...we have many friends who would benefit though! :-)

    ~eunice b
    rsmile2u @dejazzd .com

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  13. am a fb fan :-)

    ~eunice b
    rsmile2u@ dejazzd .com

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  14. follow via google friend connect

    ~eunice b
    rsmile2u @dejazzd .com

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  15. http://twitter.com/tigergal01/status/16225463330

    tweeted

    ~tigergal01
    rsmile2u@ dejazzd .com

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  16. Give the book away. I already have 3 kids and have my own mistakes. (:

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  17. I would give it my friend's daughter who is expeting.

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  18. I would give the book to my sister-in-law who is pregnant!
    sandramasters1@bellsouth.net

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  19. I would keep the book for myself even though I may only have just one child! :)

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  20. I would keep this to myself since we have a baby and our other 3 have sensitive skin. Would love to see if it works.
    rbjj32825[at]lycos[dot]com

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  21. I would give the book to my sister who is expecting her first!

    chaveli3 @ yahoo.com

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  22. I follow on gfc!
    chaveli3 @ yahoo.com

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  23. We'd keep the book. We aren't expecting yet, but plan to be soon! smithfreebies at gmail.com

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  24. I'd give the book away (no kids in my horizon). :)

    Thanks!

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  25. I would give the book to a friend who is planning on having kids soon.

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  26. And i follow you in my google reader.

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  27. I would give this away to my younger sister who is pregnant with her first child!
    babybunny1983 AT comcast DOT net

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  28. babybunny1983 AT comcast DOT net
    I BecAme a fan of The Happy Runner on Facebook

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  29. I am going to a baby shower next month-I will give the book to the new mom :)
    aunteegem@yahoo.com

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  30. like you on fb-Julie A Scott Laws
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  31. I follow this blog as jelaws5
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  32. I'd give the book away to my co-worker who is pregnant, then she could give it back to me when I'm ready for a baby!

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  33. I am a follower of your blog!

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  34. I tweeted!

    http://twitter.com/kstrembel/status/16717183152

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  35. I would keep the book and read it myself (even though we are on baby #2). I'm sure I could learn a few new things!

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