Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Mainstays Plug In Air Freshener Review and Giveaway!

I LOVE candles, scented oils, melting tarts, and all plug in type air fresheners. I can never have enough yummy smelling scents around the house but because my sinuses are sensitive, I cannot have floral scents or strong perfumey scents, and often find myself sticking to the sweet foods or earthy autumn scents. (Think: apples and cinnamon, pumpkin spice, etc).

So the other day, overwhelmed by two children in diapers, I declared my independence and left my husband to fend for himself and all three children and headed to Wal-mart. I seriously used to live in Target and Wal-mart before NewBaby came around... but now, it's too difficult with a clingy toddler and a needy newborn. I'm a label reader, and well, reading labels is rather difficult when between every other word there's a "MOMMYYYYYY!!!" or a squeak from underneath the mountains of blankets. I digress...

Anyway, as I'm walking through the aisles, I notice that they finished the new Mainstays candle aisle, so I turn my cart and narrowly avoid a head on collision with a frazzled mom juggling twin toddlers and two pink candles. I smile as she apologizes- why do we always feel the need to apologize for our crazy children? It's not like her kids were frazzling me.. So I get into the aisle, situate myself near the beginning, as the echoes of a babbling brook (playing out of one of those buttoned machines) turns the aisle into my own personal getaway. I begin sniffing all of the candles, and stumble upon cranberry mandarin. Holy Yum, Batman!! What could be better?Oh yeah, it's available in a plug-in style air freshener- You wanna know what's even better than that?? It was only $4.74!! You have no idea, I wanted to screetch with happiness! There's only two scents in the regular plug ins that I can tolerate, and the fancy Febreze versions are too expensive, unless you have double coupons and a money maker deal at Walgreens. This plug-in scent holder part is glass, and the picture really does it no justice- it looks more "upscale" than it's price. Once the fragrance is used up, the glass refills are readily available and interchangable.

I am so in love with this product, (and the scent!), that I wanted to share my happiness with you all, so I am offering one lucky reader a $10 Wal-mart gift card, so you can go and check out their new line of home fragrance scents and purchase your favorite plug-in! My only rule for this one, is whoever wins this one, you need to drop me a line and let me know which one you picked out, and how much you love it!

Here's how to win:

  • Leave me a comment on which room you need to freshen up and why.
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Fine Print: Please include your email or contact information in your comments. YOU MUST post separate comments for each one of the tasks above that you complete. This drawing ends Saturday, 2/21 at 11:59pm EST. Any comments posted after that time will be deleted. If you post one reply saying you did all methods of entry, you will only receive 1 valid entry. One lucky winner will be selected using Random.org. Winner will be announced on Monday, 2/23. Any questions, please click on the Contact Us button on our sidebar. Thank you for participating!

41 comments:

Janna @ Feed Your Pig February 19, 2009  

Getting you started!!!

I need this for the bathroom!!!!


Thanks for entering me! Great Contest!

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Janna @ Feed Your Pig February 19, 2009  

Following you as always!!!


Thanks for entering me! Great Contest!

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trisha too February 19, 2009  

oh, the living room--this is where the giant stinky dog spends most of his time . . .
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trisha too February 19, 2009  

updated blog candy around the world, and moved you to the top of the list!

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following/subscribed

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Beth February 19, 2009  

Of course the BATHROOM!!! I love scents. Having the house smell good makes my day feel better! :)
Beth
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Beth February 19, 2009  

I have your button on my blog
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Beth February 19, 2009  

I follow your blog!
Please check out my giveaway at http://joeandbethany.blogspot.com
Thanks for the chance! Appreciate it!
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Jennifer February 19, 2009  

I need it in my bathroom for sure! Thanks for the chance!

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Jennifer February 19, 2009  

I follow!

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Mommyhood is Thankless February 20, 2009  

I need this for the bathroom, for obvious reasons :D

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Mommyhood is Thankless February 20, 2009  

I have your button on my blog: Here

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I blogged about this giveaway: Here

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I am a follower!

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I stumbled your giveaway

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crystal,  February 20, 2009  

I like trying new scented products because i need it in the bathroom,where the cats litterbox is:)
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judybrittle February 20, 2009  

I need this in my home office. I spend most of my day here and love great scents plus I'm a smoker and this room needs it. Thank you!

judybrittle February 20, 2009  

I'm a follower.

northerngirl February 20, 2009  

This would definitely go in the main bathroom (aka the kids washroom)...need I say more?!?

northerngirl February 20, 2009  

I subscribe and follow.

3boyzmom February 21, 2009  

I totally need to freshen up my boys' bathroom! My 13 and 7 year old sons share it, and it is also our guest bathroom. So I want it to stay fresh smelling!

auntrene February 21, 2009  

Downstairs Bathroom,
Very tiny, 5 small boys using the potty and a cat litter box. Need I say more..
I literally clean in there at least once a day sometimes twice.

3boyzmom February 21, 2009  

I'm now following your blog!!

techyone February 21, 2009  

I need it for the bathroom because...(it stinks).
techyone at gmail dot com

3boyzmom February 21, 2009  

I posted your button on my sidebar!
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3boyzmom February 21, 2009  

Stumbled...user name is
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Anonymous,  February 21, 2009  

I would use it in the bathroom :)

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jenny February 21, 2009  

wow i love to give this stuff a try i realy could use this in the bath room thanks

Rebecca February 21, 2009  

I need to freshen my kitchen, thanks for the great giveaway!

Eloise
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Danielle February 21, 2009  

This would be great for our 2nd bathroom. Thanks!
yellyjohnsen@yahoo.com

Lory1317 February 21, 2009  

I would use this in my bathroom or even the bedroom. What a nice smell.

Samantha R February 21, 2009  

We need this for the hall because that is where our changing table for the baby is!
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Steph February 21, 2009  

I'd like to have this for my bedroom. It's the only room I don't have an air freshener or candle in at the moment.

Alexis AKA MOM February 21, 2009  

I'm not sure what it is but man the boys room always stinks ... LOL. My hubby has done the carpets I've washed the beding and stink it's a funk. NEED help please - ha-ha :)

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Lisanne,  February 22, 2009  

The utility room has a cat litter box so it could use a fresh clean scent. Thanks!
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prairie mom of 2 girls February 22, 2009  

I would put it in our main floow bathroom
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prairie mom of 2 girls February 22, 2009  

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Lauren @4BabyAndMom February 22, 2009  

This giveaway is closed! thanks to all who participated!

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