Thursday, November 19, 2009

Great Cleaners.com- Kaboom, OxyClean, Arm&Hammer Review + Giveaway!

This review and giveaway is going to be different than most of the giveaways I usually do. You'll have your choice of these prize packages- you can choose either: The Dorm Room Cleaning Kit, The OxiClean Baby Care Kit, or The Arm & Hammer Stain Fighting Kit- all of which are tough on stains, dirt, and grime.

I have experience with many of the cleaners included on all three of these packages, but with all of the household chores that I do, LAUNDRY is the thing I always have way too much to do. With the two very active and messy kids, and a husband who works in construction, laundry time also takes the longest. Pre-treating, soaking, washing, folding, drying... making sure the stains are really gone- rewashing if they're not; when to use bleach, when to use color safe bleach, when to use boosters or additives to fight the really tough grimy stuff. I hate laundry.

Everyone always says they've found the new best thing in fighting tough stains- and I've even reviewed a few other products that definitely helped make my life easier- but let's face it. There are definitely more obstacles in laundry then in say... the dishes.

I was given the opportunity to try OxiClean Laundry Stain Remover from GreatCleaners.com. I've heard a lot of great things about OxiClean products, but have actually never tried them before this review. I figured my family would truly put the cleaner to great use, and provide a real testament of the products effectiveness.

In my family my children haven't quite mastered the art of telling me when their clothes are filthy. They have a laundry basket in their room that we empty and throw in the machine, but there has been many times where I've been loading the washer and find an adorable shirt that I used to love of my daughters covered in dried spaghetti sauce.. Is it ruined, or is it salvagable? Now that it's sat for god-only-knows-how-long, I have *no* idea. All I know is that I didn't take it off of her to put her 'jama's on, so as frustrated as I am now, I hope that the hot water and colorsafe bleach alternative will work.. then I remember I have the new OxiClean spray, so I run back into the house and grab it. I spray the stain, and right away the cleaner starts to foam on the shirt. I rub it in a little, add another mist, and then finish loading the washer. I add the shirt last, and hope for the best.

When the laundry finished, I found my daughters shirt and checked for any evidence of the spaghetti sauce that once coated the neckline and chest area. Nowhere could I find any remainder of a stain, not one orange outline-nothing. After that experience, I've used my new OxiClean Laundry Spray on everything.. from the dirty knees from Brian's pants, to my kids saucy clothing, to the sheets from my potty-training 3 year old, to my own shirts where the magic hole in my mouth reappeared just in time for my food to fall through.

So my final verdict- so far, so good. I love the fact that all Church & Dwight cleaners come with a 100% money back guarentee. That's how much the company believes in their own product. I will definitely keep you all posted, and let you know if I've found a stain that OxiClean just hasn't beat. On the site and the label it says that OxiClean also works on set in stains, so far the only thing that I have not been successful removing was a pee-pee stain on our bed, from an accident Abbie had awhile ago. It was washed, steamed, but alas- a water ring remained. Bri tried to get rid of it with the spray, but so far the only thing I found that works on those stains, I reviewed months ago. (Which means it's time for me to re-order.) Would I use the OxiClean Laundry Stain Remover I was given to review again, yes. Would I recommend it to friends, absolutely, because it works and is an affordable choice for our family.

Now, onto the GreatCleaners you'll have the opportunity to win-

The Dorm Room Cleaning Kit is perfect for busy families or students. This kit contains: OxiClean Versatile Stain Remover great for using as a pretreater, or for especially tough stains like grease or chocolate; Brillo scratchless cleaning pads with AEGIS Microbe Shield technology (which prevents the growth of bacterial odors in the Brillo pad) for use on all kitchen and bathroom surfaces; Kaboom Scrub Free! Continuous Toilet Cleaning System cleans your toilet for 3 months without any extra elbow grease; Kaboom Scrub Free! Refill 2 Pack, so you don't have to worry about your toilet for awhile; and Kaboom Foamtastic color-changing bathroom foaming cleanser, for all of your other bathroom cleaning needs. (A $50 Value- Currently On Sale for $35.99)

The OxiClean Baby Care Kit is perfect for new or expectant parents. This kit contains: OxiClean Baby Stain Remover, perfect for baby clothes and other washable baby items, and OxiClean Baby Stain Soaker to help with the explosive diapers, burp mishaps, and more.
(A $20.99 Value- Currently On Sale for $19.99)


The Arm & Hammer Stain Fighting Kit is perfect for the family who just needs a back up plan. This kit contains: Arm & Hammer Super Washing Soda to use as a detergent booster or throughout your home as a household cleaner; the OxiClean Laundry Stain Remover Spray that I got to review- for all of the stains that might occur on your clothing, upholstery and more; and OxiClean Spray-A-Way Instant Stain Remover 2 pack- for unexpected stains that occur at the worst possible time. Unlike sticks you might find on the market, the Spray-A-Way Remover doesn't dry out, lose effectiveness, or allow the transfer of the stain from one piece of clothing to another, perfect for the mom or dad on the go! (A $15.99 Value- Currently On Sale for $14.99)

WANT IT?
Visit GreatCleaners.com and customize the perfect cleaning combination, or order one of the kits mentioned above.

CONGRATS TO OUR WINNER!!

Please read the WINNERS POST for more information on how to claim your prize!

This giveaway is open to residents of the US and will end on November 27th, at 11:59pm EST. Two winners will be chosen at random using Random.org. Special thanks to our new friends at GreatCleaners.com for sponsoring this review and giveaway, and allowing our family the opportunity to save our clothing. This review is soley the opinion of 4BabyAndMom.com, and your personal experience may differ.

121 comments:

bettycd November 20, 2009  

Signed up for the updates
The Dorm room kit sounds fantastic and would be my choice. We've gone from dorm room to off campus apartment and more floor space means more to clean.

bettycd November 20, 2009  

following both, tweeted - bettycd
http://twitter.com/bettycd/status/5886682643

bettycd November 20, 2009  

Tweet #2
http://twitter.com/bettycd/status/5886716162

bettycd November 20, 2009  

Facebook fan of both and I wrote on everyone's wall the appropriate comment which took extraordinary concentration this early into my first cup of coffee.

bettycd November 20, 2009  

posted Holiday button
http://morecoffee-bettycd.blogspot.com/

bettycd November 20, 2009  

Hyped button #2
http://morecoffee-bettycd.blogspot.com/

bettycd November 20, 2009  

Hyped button #3
http://morecoffee-bettycd.blogspot.com/

bettycd November 20, 2009  

Email subscriber

bettycd November 20, 2009  

Faved you on technorati
bettycd

bettycd November 20, 2009  

Placed your Hyped for Holidays button on Facebook page also. http://www.facebook.com/betty.dennis2?ref=name
Not sure if you meant 3 entries for placing it in any of the locations ... or 1 entry/location up to max of 3.
At this point, I'm going go finish my coffee and quietly watch some news as I'm not sure which you may need to delete to get me straight.

Brandy November 20, 2009  

I subscribed to their newsletter via email.

Thanks,
brandyellen@happilyblended.com

Brandy November 20, 2009  

Sorry didn't include this in my first comment: I subscribed via email and the three kits I would love to try are:

Kaboom Foam-Tastic because it would make cleaning my shower easier & I love the commercials.

Kaboom® Scrub Free!™ Continuous Toilet Cleaning System - because I don't like cleaning my toilet all the time!

Cameo Copper, Brass & Porcelain Cleaner - because I have yet to find a good cleaner to get some areas in my home CLEAN.

thanks,
brandyellen@happilyblended.com

Brandy November 20, 2009  

I tweeted and followed @greatcleaners (already a follower of you)

https://twitter.com/brandyellen/status/5887527150

thanks,
@brandyellen

brandyellen@happilyblended.com

Brandy November 20, 2009  

I am a fan of both 4BabyAndMom and Great Cleaners on FB and wrote on both of your walls. (Brandy Tanner)

thanks,
brandyellen@happilyblended.com

cdziuba November 20, 2009  

The Dorm Room Kit appeals to me for my daughter at college!


I signed up!

cdziuba@aol.com My email is easily seen in my profile.

cdziuba November 20, 2009  
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cdziuba November 20, 2009  

http://twitter.com/cdziuba/status/5888570123


I follow you and Great Cleaners on Twitter cdziuba and tweeted

cdziuba November 20, 2009  

Became a FAN of 4BabyAndMom AND GreatCleaners on Facebook. Told GreatCleaners that you've entered to win their contest on 4BabyAndMom & mentioned it on your wall.

Carol P Dziuba

cdziuba November 20, 2009  

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cdziuba November 20, 2009  

Follow 4BabyAndMom on Blogger

Julie November 20, 2009  

I signed up for the newsletter.

I would choose the Arm and Hammer Fighting Stain kit-I have a husband who loves to tinker with cars-gets grease on his clothes

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Julie November 20, 2009  

email subscriber

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Julie November 20, 2009  

follow your blog as jelaws5

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Xmas Dolly November 20, 2009  

Signed up for updates letter with GreatCleaners.

Xmas Dolly November 20, 2009  

Sorry, forgot to include in first comment: I subscribed GreatCleaners & the 3 kits I would love to try are:

Kaboom Foam-Tastic: Making cleaning easier is for me due to a bad back.

Kaboom® Scrub Free!™ Continuous Toilet Cleaning System: the water around here puts these rings in our toilets & I'm hoping this will make em' disappear.

Cameo Copper, Brass & Porcelain Cleaner: I've got pans with copper bottoms & I want to make em' shine.

Xmas Dolly November 20, 2009  

Following GreatCleaners on tweeter and already following 4babyandmom - tweeted

https://twitter.com/xmasdolly/status/5900104687

Xmas Dolly November 20, 2009  

Tweet #2
https://twitter.com/xmasdolly/status/5900220919

Xmas Dolly November 20, 2009  

I was a fan of 4BabyAndMom and I'm now a fan of Great Cleaners on FB and wrote on both your wall and Great Cleaners that I've entered the contest.

VickeC November 20, 2009  

I signed up for their newsletter an
The Dorm Room Cleaning Kit would be my choice because I have teenagers still in the house,an grandchildren running all over the place
vlbelk(at)hotmail.com

Xmas Dolly November 20, 2009  

Holiday button already posted on my blog - right handside

http://thenewxmasdolly.blogspot.com/

Xmas Dolly November 20, 2009  

Hyped holiday button #2

http://thenewxmasdolly.blogspot.com

VickeC November 20, 2009  

I •Follow GreatCleaners and 4BabyAndMom on Twitter and tweeted
http://twitter.com/vickiecouturier/status/5903441656
vlbelk(at)hotmail.com

Xmas Dolly November 20, 2009  

Hyped holiday button #3

http://thenewxmasdolly.blogspot.com

VickeC November 20, 2009  

I am a FAN of 4BabyAndMom AND GreatCleaners on Facebook an posted on both walls as asked
vlbelk(at)Hotmail.com

VickeC November 20, 2009  

I am a email subscriber
vlbelk(at)hotmail.com

Xmas Dolly November 20, 2009  

I xmasdolly at comcast dot net is already subscribed to the mailing list of All Things 4 Baby And Mom!

VickeC November 20, 2009  

I follow via google friends
vlbelk(at)hotmail.com

VickeC November 20, 2009  

I fave on technorati
vlbelk(at)hotmail.com

LuvnLife00 November 20, 2009  

i really want to try the baby oxyclean. Ive never heard of it before but love oxyclean products

luvnlife00@gmail.com

LuvnLife00 November 20, 2009  

follow you and great cleaners on twitter and tweeted
http://twitter.com/luvnlifeOO/status/5903849611

LuvnLife00 November 20, 2009  

FB fan of yours and greatcleaners

LuvnLife00 November 20, 2009  

email subscriber

luvnlife00@gmail.com

LuvnLife00 November 20, 2009  

follow in google friends

Xmas Dolly November 20, 2009  

Posted about this giveaway on my blog with a link to 4BabyAndMom & GreatCleaners.

http://thenewxmasdolly.blogspot.com/

entry #1

Xmas Dolly November 20, 2009  

Posted about this giveaway on my blog with a link to 4BabyAndMom & GreatCleaners.

http://thenewxmasdolly.blogspot.com/

entry #2

bettycd November 21, 2009  

tweeted
http://twitter.com/bettycd/status/5916174399

bettycd November 21, 2009  

tweet #2
http://twitter.com/bettycd/status/5916198907

bettycd November 21, 2009  

tweet#3
http://twitter.com/bettycd/status/5916227028

Patty Herbert,  November 21, 2009  

I subscribed to email alerts at greatclearner

Patty herbert,  November 21, 2009  

I follow great cleaners and 4BabyAndMom on twitter @lambchop1965

Patty Herbert,  November 21, 2009  

I tweeted 4BabyAndMom

LuvnLife00 November 21, 2009  

DT
http://twitter.com/luvnlifeOO/status/5932626078

LuvnLife00 November 22, 2009  

DT
http://twitter.com/luvnlifeOO/status/5949990790

LuvnLife00 November 23, 2009  

DT
http://twitter.com/luvnlifeOO/status/5997510778

LuvnLife00 November 24, 2009  

DT
http://twitter.com/luvnlifeOO/status/6037948277

Jennifer November 25, 2009  

I signed up for Great Cleaners e-mail newsletter. I would want The OxiClean Baby Care Kit because I have a toddler that loves blueberries and ketchup. (Not together, of course).

Jennifer November 25, 2009  

I subscribed to beansoup's e-mail newletter. My favorite set is the Sand Bloom set. I hope I win because I'd be keeping it for myself and my daughter who looks to be "cook-en".

Deborah November 25, 2009  

I signed up for their newsletter.

I'd like to win the The Arm & Hammer Stain Fighting Kit, because I've got to find a way to win against hubby's hobby stains.

Tiffany November 25, 2009  

I am a google follower!!
tschmidt82@gmail.com

And I'd LOOOOVE the baby oxiclean set. My daughter is now really into solids and her spit ups and diaper explosions could use some oxi help!!

furygirl3132 November 25, 2009  

I signed up for the Great Cleaners newsletter and I would love the Dorm Room Cleaning Kit. It gets pretty hectic around my home and it would be great to have these cleaners around to help me out a little bit! Thanks so much for such a wonderful giveaway!

Eloise
furygirl3132[at]comcast[dot]net

furygirl3132 November 25, 2009  

Following you both and I tweeted: http://twitter.com/furygirl3132/status/6059098799

Eloise
furygirl3132[at]comcast[dot]net

furygirl3132 November 25, 2009  

Fan of you both on Facebook and commented on each wall. (Eloise Carlson)

Eloise
furygirl3132[at]comcast[dot]net

furygirl3132 November 25, 2009  

Email subscriber.

Eloise
furygirl3132[at]comcast[dot]net

furygirl3132 November 25, 2009  

Following you on Google Friend Connect (furygirl3132)

Eloise
furygirl3132[at]comcast[dot]net

JulieMoe November 25, 2009  

I signed up. I'd like the baby care kit because I'm having a bew baby in January

JulieMoe November 25, 2009  

Tweet https://twitter.com/JulieMeagan/status/6061780382

JulieMoe November 25, 2009  

Tweet 2 https://twitter.com/JulieMeagan/status/6061803559

JulieMoe November 25, 2009  

Subscribe via rss

JulieMoe November 25, 2009  

Subscribe via e-mail

blueviolet November 25, 2009  

I signed up for the newsletter and I would like the dorm room cleaning kit if I won because it contains products that I would most use and that I actually would like to send along with my son to college.
doot65[at]comcast{dot}net

blueviolet November 25, 2009  

I'm a facebook fan: http://www.facebook.com/doot65 of both of you and commented in both places.

blueviolet November 25, 2009  

I follow on google friend connect!

blueviolet November 25, 2009  

I'm an email subscriber.
doot65[at]comcast{dot}net

LuvnLife00 November 25, 2009  

dt
http://twitter.com/luvnlifeOO/status/6071521707

Kelly Braund November 26, 2009  

I'd love the dorm kit!

Kelly Braund November 26, 2009  

Extra entry1 - on my blog at kellystamps.blogspot.com

Kelly Braund November 26, 2009  

Extra entry 2. www.kellystamps.blogspot.com

Kelly Braund November 26, 2009  

Extra entry 3- www.kellystamps.blogspot.com

heaventrees November 26, 2009  

I signed up for the Greatcleaners newsletter. I would like the Stain Fighting Kit the most but they are all very useful.

Carol EL November 26, 2009  

Signed up for the Greatcleaners newsletter and want to try the Dorm Room Kit because it contains the cleaners that would be most useful to me. jelly15301@gmail.com

Carol EL November 26, 2009  

E-mail subscriber. jelly15301@gmail.com

Carol EL November 26, 2009  

Google friends follower. jelly15301@gmail.com

Carol EL November 26, 2009  

Technorati fav. jelly15301 -- jelly15301@gmail.com

Deb November 26, 2009  

I signed up for their email
tnshadylady at gmail.com

I NEED to win the Dorm Room kit because, well, this place is FILTHY!! I guess I'm the only one around here who ever cleans, and I could use some help!! :)

Deb November 26, 2009  

tweeted jere
http://twitter.com/tnshadylady/status/6084125349

Deb November 26, 2009  

another tweet here
http://twitter.com/tnshadylady/status/6084144825

Deb November 26, 2009  

3rd tweet
http://twitter.com/tnshadylady/status/6084159745

jsc123 November 26, 2009  

I have subscribed to the Great Cleaners Newsletter as jweezie43[at]aol[dot]com.

I would love to have the Great Cleaners Dorm Room Kit which would be perfect for my daughter in college.

THank you so much for the chance to win.

jweezie43[at]aol[dot]com

jsc123 November 26, 2009  

I am subscribed via email as jweezie43[at]aol[dot]com

jsc123 November 26, 2009  

I am following via Google Friends Connect.

jweezie43[at]aol[dot]com

jsc123 November 26, 2009  

I have favored your blog on Technorati as jsc123.

jweezie43[at]aol[dot]com

LuvnLife00 November 26, 2009  

dt
http://twitter.com/luvnlifeOO/status/6099841820

SharpTeethOfLove November 26, 2009  

half_blue_sky@yahoo.com

I signed up for the emails and I'd love the Dorm Room Cleaning Kit- it has so many useful items I'd love to try.

SharpTeethOfLove November 26, 2009  

half_blue_sky@yahoo.com

following and tweeted

http://twitter.com/halfbluesky/status/6102200641

SharpTeethOfLove November 26, 2009  

half_blue_sky@yahoo.com

tweet 2

http://twitter.com/halfbluesky/status/6102196183

SharpTeethOfLove November 26, 2009  

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tweet 3

http://twitter.com/halfbluesky/status/6102337421

SharpTeethOfLove November 26, 2009  

half_blue_sky@yahoo.com

I'm a fan on facebook and commented on both pages.- Jenna O.

SharpTeethOfLove November 26, 2009  

half_blue_sky@yahoo.com

following with google fc.

panicxduh November 27, 2009  

Signed up for their newsletter
i'd choose the "Kaboom Scrub Free! Bathroom Cleaning System"
-Thanks!
panicxduh@yahoo.com

panicxduh November 27, 2009  

now Following greatcleaners on Twitter!::

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panicxduh November 27, 2009  

now Following 4BabyAndMom on Twitter!::

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Fan of 4BabyAndMom on Facebook!::

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panicxduh November 27, 2009  

Fan of GreatCleaners.com on Facebook!::

http://www.facebook.com/erinxduh

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intime November 27, 2009  

signed up for the great cleaners newslterr and would like the Kaboom Scrub Free! Bathroom Cleaning System intime@myself.com

Diana D November 27, 2009  

Signed up for the newsletter. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway.

dianad8008 AT gmail DOT com

LuvnLife00 November 27, 2009  

DT
http://twitter.com/luvnlifeOO/status/6112870100

ktgonyea November 27, 2009  

My 11/27/09 entry :)

ktgonyea at gmail.com

Candie L November 27, 2009  

I subscribed to their newsletter. Thank you

candieluster(at)Gmail(Dot)com

ShesAnAngel November 27, 2009  

I visited Great Cleaners online and I signed up for their newsletter!

justine417@comcast.net

ShesAnAngel November 27, 2009  

I'm following GreatCleaners and 4BabyandMom on twitter and I tweeted

https://twitter.com/ShesAnAngel417/status/6121518917

justine417@comcast.net

ShesAnAngel November 27, 2009  

I became a fan of 4BabyandMom & Greatcleaners on facebook and I told them that I've entered to win their contest!

justine pierson

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ShesAnAngel November 27, 2009  

I subscribed via email

justine417@comcast.net

ShesAnAngel November 27, 2009  

I'm following 4BabyandMom via google

justine417

justine417@comcast.net

Suzanne November 27, 2009  

I signed up for the newsletter. Would love to win the Dorm Room Cleaning Kit. Thanks for the great contest!

Betty C November 27, 2009  

I signed up for their newsletter. I'd like the Dorm Room Cleaning kit.

ZESTYWONDERLAND November 27, 2009  

I subscribed to their newsletter!

I would love the Dorm Room Cleaning Kits because I have been eager to try Oxy Clean Products!

zestywonderland@gmail.com

ZESTYWONDERLAND November 27, 2009  

Follow Both on Twitter & Tweeted!
Username: ZESTYWONDERLAND

ZESTYWONDERLAND@GMAIL.COM

http://twitter.com/ZESTYWONDERLAND/status/6133460192

ZESTYWONDERLAND November 27, 2009  

I follow you on google friends connect!

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ZESTYWONDERLAND November 27, 2009  

I subscribe to rss fedd in google reader!

zestywonderland@gmail.com

ZESTYWONDERLAND November 27, 2009  

Email subscriber of yours!

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Gianna November 28, 2009  

I subscribed..
The Arm & Hammer Stain Fighting Kit because it seems like it could handle all of my family's stains :)

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