Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Spring Cleaning The Green Way - Giveaway

You know you are a mom of three messy kids when you get excited over being asked to participate in reviewing cleaning products as part of the Green Works® Program through Mom Central Canada.  And I do mean excited.  Seriously getting the Green Works® cleaning package was like opening a present on Christmas.  Okay it couldn’t compete with that sparkly little tennis bracelet I had my eye on but still.. it came close.

The thing is I am sensitive to harsh chemicals especially fumes and had been going through numerous products trying to find one that didn’t require me to hold my breath while cleaning the bathroom.  Then one day I bought

bathroom cleaner Green Works® Bathroom Cleaner

For the first time  in years I was able to use a bathroom cleaner that didn’t make me wheeze.  So I was already somewhat familiar with the Green Works® line.  I don’t know why it didn’t occur to me to explore the rest of their products.  All I can say is DU-UH!  So you can understand why I would be excited to receive this package.

What I have learned about Green Works®:

· Green Works® products are made with plant- and mineral-based cleaning ingredients. These ingredients are biodegradable and are naturally derived.

· Green Works® products are not tested on animals.

· Green Works® products are acknowledged by the EPA’s Design for the Environment program.

· You can find more information on these products here: http://www.trygreenworks.ca/

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The glass cleaner works excellent, has a pleasant scent and is ammonia free.  The dishwashing liquid also has a lovely scent and gets just as foamy and bubbly as  any regular dish soap, yes I checked, bubbles are important to me as it doesn’t seem like it’s doing the job unless it does.   The bonus is it’s made from biodegradable plant products so I don’t have worry about what goes into the water and down the drain.

As a general rule I haven’t been a big fan of cleaning wipes because I figure it’s  just more garbage.  But my husband loves them for that quick and easy clean/sanitizing of knobs, switches, railings etc and when I read that they are biodegradable and compostable I felt much better about using them.  You can just throw the wipes in the green bin when you are done.  Plus, I don’t know if this has happened to you but I’ve had those cleaning wipe containers pinch my fingers because the wipe broke off inside and you have to fish it out again somehow… well Green Works® has solved that little problem by making the teeth collapsible so all you have to do is push and it opens up and you can grab the cloth.  Nice!

I probably should mention that there are a lot of great deals on right now at the following retailers:

Wal-mart

April- Products available may vary by store.

o Special 2-pack offer (All--Purpose Cleaner and Dish Soap) exclusively at Wal-mart for a great price!

o Exclusive All-Purpose Cleaner refill only at Wal-mart location

o April 14/15 Weekend - In-store educational demos. Learn more about the naturally-derived Green Works products in-store at participating Wal-mart locations.

Sobeys

April - Products available may vary by store.

o Buy 2 Green Works products at Sobeys and receive 200 Sobeys Bonus points

London Drugs

April - Products available may vary by store.

o Green Works will be hosting a twitter contest at London Drugs where customers can tweet their favourite Green Works Product to #WinWithGreenWorks to a chance to win 1 of 5 $500 London Drugs gift cards

OR  …..

ONE of YOU my lucky readers can have a chance to try out Green Works® too by entering to win a Green Works® Prize Pack.

TO ENTER

1.  Leave a comment sharing what your favourite Green Works® is.

2. Earn an extra entry by following me on Twitter

3. Earn an extra entry by following me on Facebook

4.  Earn an extra entry by subscribing by Feedburner

RULES

Open to Canadian Residents ONLY. Contest ends April 14th.  Winners must include email in their entry if it’s not on their profile.  Winners will be contacted by email and must respond within 3 days or a new winner will be selected.  Please note you may enter the giveaway across multiple blogs but can only win once.

Zeemaid

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