Monday, June 14, 2010

Review and Giveaway: all Free Clear Detergent CLOSED



Two years ago, I was in my last trimester, waiting impatiently for my first baby to come into the world. I was in full-blown nesting mama mode, washing and folding those tiny newborn onesies into perfect little piles. I received loads of advice (some helpful, some not so helpful, some welcome, some unwarranted) on everything from strollers to toys to laundry detergent. The overwhelming consensus on the latter was that Dreft was best. So, my husband and I stocked up on the pink-labeled jugs in anticipation of our new arrival. Little did I know that my bouncing baby boy would come complete with sensitive, eczema-prone skin. While the scent of Dreft was undoubtedly pleasant, I was worried the fragrances would irritate him. So, I switched to all Free Clear and I haven't looked back since.

all Free Clear is a pure, concentrated detergent without dyes or perfume. Like regular all detergent, all Free Clear contains powerful stainlifters, so it is tough on dirt but gentle enough to use on the entire family. It is the #1 recommended brand by dermatologists and allergists and is safe for both standard and HE machines.

I love that all Free Clear leaves our clothes feeling and smelling fresh and clean. I no longer have to buy or store two separate jugs of detergent. And best of all, it is only $.14/load, meaning it costs 50% less than Dreft! Can't beat that!

To help new moms weed through all the "shoulds" and "should nots" of parenthood, all Free Clear has teamed up with author Kerry Colburn to create a forum on the all Facebook page, where first-time moms can seek advice and share tips with been there, done that moms. Both first-timers and seasoned moms can help each other to save time and money on baby necessities, without sacrificing quality or performance.



I had the pleasure of reviewing Colburn's new book, How to Have Your Second Child First: 100 Things That Are Good To Know...the First Time Around, co-authored by Rob Sorensen. As a new parent, I'll admit that I was a bit neurotic about germs at first. I wanted to sanitize the entire house and quarantine my baby from bacteria-infested play pits. I envied the parents that could simply wipe a dropped pacifier with the underside of their shirts, while I was busy running to the nearest restroom in search of hot, soapy water. I've chilled out a bit as Nate has gotten older but I didn't know better back then. If only I had had this book!

As second-time parents, Colburn and Sorensen offer empathetic wisdom and smart advice - straight from the horse's mouth. Part how-to, part self-help guide, How to Have Your Second Child First serves up a helping of humorous - yet so true! - tips and tales to help you become a more efficient, more confident, more relaxed parent. With chapters like " Don't Forget to Feed the Grown-Ups", "Make Peace with the Pacifier" and "Discipline is Not a Four-Letter Word", you will be laughing out loud. I found myself nodding in agreement as I read, guilty as charged. This would have been a sanity saver during my maternity leave. If you know someone who is pregnant with their first child, this book would make a great baby shower gift.

Bottom line: Clean your clothes - and your conscience - with all Free Clear. And if you want to stop yourself from turning into the paranoid parent you always said you wouldn't be, check out How to Have Your Second Child First.

BUY IT: You can purchase all Free Clear in most grocery stores and major retailers nationwide. You can also purchase the book How to Have Your Second Child First online at Amazon.com (ARV $12.89).

DELECTABLE DEAL: Visit the all Facebook page for a $1.00 off downloadable coupon!

WIN IT: One lucky GGG reader is going to win two coupons for free all Free Clear detergent PLUS a copy of the book, How to Have Your Second Child First!

MAIN COURSE (MANDATORY ENTRY): Tell me which laundry detergent you currently use for your family. Remember to please leave your email address in your comment if it isn't visible on your profile to prevent disqualification!

SUGAR ON TOP (BONUS ENTRIES): To maximize your chances of winning, you may do any or all of the following. Be sure to complete the above mandatory entry or your bonus entries will not count!

1.) Follow my blog and/or subscribe via reader or email. Comment telling me which method you chose. If you already follow or subscribe, that counts! (1 entry each)

2.) Follow me on Twitter and tweet about this contest. You can do this daily! You may use the following tweet or come up with one of your own:

#Win an all Free Clear laundry detergent prize pack perfect for new parents @kris10chumley ENDS 7/1 http://bit.ly/c08tsP

Just leave me a comment with your tweet link. (1 entry per day max)

3.) Add my button to your site and comment with a link where I can find it. (1 entry)

4.) Become a fan of all Laundry on Facebook. (1 entry)

Giveaway will end on July 1, 2010 at 11:59pm EST. Open to U.S. only. Winner will be chosen via Random.org and will have 48 hours to respond to congratulatory email or prize will be forfeited and another winner will be chosen.

Disclaimer: Thank you to MomSelect for this review and giveaway opportunity. I received a free 32-load jug of all Free Clear detergent and a copy of the above book to facilitate my candid
review. I was in no other way compensated for this post. The thoughts and opinions expressed are purely mine. Your experience may differ.

176 comments:

mom2boys said...

I use Purex detergent for our laundry, but would love to try this! Thanks!


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Ferret Finds said...

I currently use Ecos. No dye or perfume is a must.

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My son also has very sensitive skin and eczema. If any weird fragrances touch his skin he breaks out in hives. We use all Free Clear. Its great for his skin.
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I use Purex 3-in-1 sheets, and I love them.


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I currently use whatever is on sale, or what I have a coupon for...currently on my shelf is Tide.

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I use Kirkland Signature laundry detergent.

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TZel said...

I use Tide Total Care. Works pretty well.

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we use tide cold water and dreft
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MOMFOREVERANDEVER said...

use tide most of the time

Tethered Mommy said...

I currently use Dynamo Free and Clear.

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Denise S. said...

Right now I am using Arm & Hammer liquid.

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Darcie K. said...

Right now I use Tide
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Laura said...

I actually use All Free and Clear right now, it doesn't irritate my son's sensitive skin!
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We use tide.

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7th generation free & clear liquid detergent.

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1993wel said...

I actually use All Free and Clear as my regular detergent. I hate fragrances and my son has eczema, so this is the perfect choice!

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I use whatever I can get the cheapest. Currently, I am using a bottle of Tide.

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Louis said...

we are currently using Gain

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right now i have purex because walgreens had a great deal on it a few months back
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We use Tide!

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CuddlesAndCamo said...

I use Gain for the husband and I, Dreft for the baby, and a homemade detergent from Etsy for cloth diapers.

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Jennifer said...

we use Purex

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Mommy T said...

We've actually been using All Free&Clear since we had our son 2.5 years ago - great stuff!

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Jinxy and Me said...

Right now we are using All 3x concentrated.

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Gianna said...

I currently use Tide liquid.

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Thanks for the giveaway...we use Tide Free & Gentle Liquid Laundry Detergent.

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We use Seventh Generation right now.

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