Giveaway Contest | New Tide Pods

by Beth Montgomery on March 28, 2012 · 58 comments

in Contests, Giveaways

I hate doing laundry.  Of all the daily chores, it has to be one of the worst.  With three active little kids, I look at each piece of clothing before I put it into the washer and debate on if it will really come out clean. Of course I’ve tried all the tricks, but there are somethings that can’t be saved.

My son can’t eat without getting food all over his outfit and he can’t play outside without coming in looking like he may have rolled in mud.  My younger daughter thinks that leggings are a daily must-wear and I often catch her playing in the sandbox and grass in one of her many white pairs.

I can’t tell you how many pair of white leggings have had to move on because of black knees, often with holes worn in them.  This weekend was no different.  Izy had managed to find and dirty the knees of three pairs of white leggings – dirt, grass stains, and even red marker.  I looked at each one sadly as I dropped it into the washer, knowing they were her favorite and the stains would probably still be there when they came out.

I dropped two Tide Pods in just to be safe, crossed my fingers, and started the washer on cold.  Shockingly enough, they came out clean!

Innovation that Improves Daily Life from P&G:

  • Get Small: Tide Pods offer the power of Tide in the palm of your hand, giving you the proper dose each time you do laundry. They are compacted to use less water than traditional detergents. Tide Pods packages also weigh approximately 50% less than comparable packages of liquid detergent – making them much easier to carry and use!
  • Get Multi: Tide Pods’ new, patented three chamber design helps to separate such ingredients as hard water modifiers, stain fighters, perfume and whitener so that they remain stable and potent and mix only in wash water. This allows the Tide Pods to deliver a deep-down clean in a range of conditions.
  • Get Cold: 40% of Americans do their laundry in cold water more often than not in an effort to save time and money. In response to this, Tide Pods are made with a new, best-in-class film that dissolves and works effectively in all water temperatures – even in very cold water

Though June 2012, P&G will be featured in the Good Housekeeping sweepstakes.  You’ll have an opportunity to win one of 50 P&G product baskets each month, so enter for your chance to win, plus read on for a special In Good Cents sweepstakes.

Giveaway Sweepstakes

One (1) lucky In Good Cents reader will win a FREE Tide Pods (14 ct.) valued at approximately $5. Enter for your chance to win.

How to Enter

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We’re keeping it simple! To enter leave a comment with your answer to this question:

What is your biggest laundry challenge?

Entries will be accepted from now until 11:59 P.M. Eastern on Tuesday, April 3, 2012 and announced here on or after Wednesday, April 4, 2012 on the giveaway page.

This giveaway was sponsored by Proctor & Gamble and conducted by In Good Cents. For more information, please visit the disclosure policy.

No purchase necessary to enter or win. To enter you must be a resident of the United States, be of majority age in your state or residence, and provide a legitimate email address. Giveaways and contests are subject to all applicable federal , state, and local law. Odd so winning depend upon the number of eligible entries received. For a full set of rules, please read the full terms & conditions.

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1 Janet S March 28, 2012 at 1:36 PM

My biggest laundry challange is the stains I get on the clothes from my dogs jumping on me with their dirty outside paws.

2 Tanya March 28, 2012 at 1:48 PM

My biggest challenge is getting our socks white again. Once they’ve been worn a few times, I just can’t get them white again. I’ve used bleach and that made them worse! The stains just turned darker.

3 Alisa March 28, 2012 at 1:58 PM

My biggest laundry challenge is getting missed stains out. I hardly ever remember to pre-treat clothes, so often find the stains when it is too late.

4 Meghan Sanchez March 28, 2012 at 2:04 PM

Getting stains out of my children’s clothes.

5 JENNIFER KAUFFMAN March 28, 2012 at 2:19 PM

Having the time to do it :) But also getting baby milk stains out of clothes.

6 April March 28, 2012 at 2:19 PM

Getting out the “red” stains….blood, salsa, spaghetti sauce.

7 Andrea D. March 28, 2012 at 3:11 PM

My kids spill a lot and anything red, chocolate or grease is hard for me.

8 Jennifer Madigan March 28, 2012 at 5:14 PM

We have hard water. My biggest challenge is keeping the whites, white.

9 Jessica March 28, 2012 at 5:19 PM

My biggest challenge is whites. No matter what I do they just lose their “brightness” after awhile.

10 debbie March 28, 2012 at 5:26 PM

Someone putting something in the laundry that is stained and not telling me. I hate greasy food stains.

11 Robin Bouza March 28, 2012 at 8:58 PM

My biggest challenge is getting my hubby’s work clothes clean. He works in manufacturing and production, and does you name it. He always comes home with grease, oil, and I couldn’t tell you what.

Thanks for the giveaway!
Robin Bouza

12 Kelly March 28, 2012 at 9:43 PM

My biggest problem is getting out the stains my kids make on their clothes from the outdoors and messy food! :)

13 Emily March 29, 2012 at 8:22 AM

My biggest challenge is when my 6 year old gets chocolate or spaghetti sauce on her clothes.

14 Thabal March 29, 2012 at 4:55 PM

This will sound odd, but I live in an apartment. So getting quarters for laundry is such a hassle. They run out so very quickly.

15 Sarah March 29, 2012 at 5:31 PM

My biggest laundry challenge is that both my husband and I work a lot of hours at a restaurant, he’s a fry cook, meaning he comes home in his BLACK uniform covered in flour, and I am a server meaning I come home in my BLACK uniform covered in all kinds of food and it shows, after work, we are both so exhausted, its all we can do to get our clothes in the washing machine, we take turns staying up to put the clothes in the dryer. Did I mention we have a 4 year old boy that has recently discovered the fun of playing in dirt?

16 mary warrick March 30, 2012 at 6:41 PM

My worst laundry challenge is getting stains out

17 Julie March 31, 2012 at 12:50 PM

clothes getting dingy looking-our water is hard thanks

18 Susan March 31, 2012 at 8:11 PM

The stains that go unannounced and unclaimed make me crazy!

19 Nikki Martin April 3, 2012 at 2:00 PM

I know EXACTLY what you mean! ;)

20 Carolsue March 31, 2012 at 9:28 PM

My biggest challenge is getting stains out and having laundry smell nice!

21 Saving Your Sense and Cents! April 2, 2012 at 9:49 AM

My biggest laundry challenge is getting the stains out of the kiddos clothing!

22 amy April 2, 2012 at 3:03 PM

The biggest challenge is finding time to do laundry!

23 Nikki Martin April 3, 2012 at 1:59 PM

My biggest laundry challenge is getting out the stains that my kids get all over their clothes…They like to play outside, and they get really rough!

24 Adrienne Spare April 3, 2012 at 2:00 PM

My biggest laundry challenge is doing it!!!! lol!!!

25 Erica April 3, 2012 at 2:02 PM

My biggest laundry challenge is getting the clothes folded and put away. I don’t mind throwing clothes in the washer and dryer all day, but getting the big mound of clothes folded, it a BIG challenge!

26 Susan April 3, 2012 at 2:03 PM

Hahahaha. I HATE folding clothes and putting them away also. Luckily, my husband hates clothes that sit in the dryer so he will do that. =)

27 Susan April 3, 2012 at 2:02 PM

My biggest laundry challenge is finding a detergent that wont make my clothes look dingy even though I always use cold water.

28 Cynthia Jackson April 3, 2012 at 2:03 PM

Getting stains out of Husband’s work clothes..especially his shirts and socks!

29 Heather April 3, 2012 at 2:04 PM

baby food stains!

30 Elizabeth April 3, 2012 at 2:16 PM

Mud/grass stains from the dog park and lots of dog hair are my biggest laundry problems!

31 Beth April 3, 2012 at 2:16 PM

Cloth diaper stains. Guess you could call those ‘baby food stains’ too haha!

32 Mary Jane Jones April 3, 2012 at 2:24 PM

My daughter loves to roll around in dirt and sand and I never seem to be able to get the stains out.

33 Stephanie Dawson April 3, 2012 at 2:30 PM

Getting deep grass stains out of the white baseball pants

34 Barbara Lane April 3, 2012 at 2:33 PM

Stains from playing in my flower garden

35 Priscilla April 3, 2012 at 2:34 PM

My husband’s work clothes!!!

36 Becky April 3, 2012 at 2:38 PM

Just being able to keep up with it all.

37 agent vazquez April 3, 2012 at 3:48 PM

my wife struggles to get my work clothes clean….working on a farm u get all kinds of stains…i know shed appreciate all the help she can get.

38 Thomas April 3, 2012 at 3:48 PM

Grease stains in my shirts!!

39 Kate April 3, 2012 at 10:21 PM

2 messy boys! Never know what you’ll find.

40 Crystal Rourke April 3, 2012 at 10:22 PM

My husband’s oily work clothes!

41 Melissa Walton April 3, 2012 at 10:23 PM

Getting grass stains out of my kids clothes especially as summer comes on.

42 susan April 3, 2012 at 10:23 PM

Getting whites really white – love these new pods

43 Kitara B April 3, 2012 at 10:23 PM

My biggest challenge is dealing with all of the inside out, twisted, balled up laundry. It’s SO annoying!

44 Danielle Starcher April 3, 2012 at 10:24 PM

Having to do at least 1 or 2 loads a day and never get caught up with it.

45 Chris April 3, 2012 at 10:24 PM

The baby’s clothes with lots of food stains.

46 Judy April 3, 2012 at 10:26 PM

Not losing socks!

47 Emily D April 3, 2012 at 10:26 PM

3 kids who wipe their hands, their noses, their mouths on their clothing. And then run around outside and fall down to add in some grass stains. And, hey, let’s throw on some sidewalk chalk and markers onto that nice, brand-new shirt. That’s my biggest laundry challenge. My children.

48 Nicole Brusich April 3, 2012 at 10:27 PM

I have to do laundry at the laundry mat so my biggest challenge is lugging all my clothes down the stairs to the car, into the laundry mat and still having to carry around a giant bottle of detergent. I always buy larger quantities because I love to save $$$ but its a heavy savings :)

49 Renee April 3, 2012 at 10:34 PM

Keeping the whites white!

50 Monica April 3, 2012 at 10:41 PM

I have 3 year old boy twins. They in themselves are a challenge but then I have a husband who likes to run in mudder races. He takes dirty to an entirely new level. I need as much help keeping us clean as possible!

51 Cristina April 3, 2012 at 10:42 PM

Three boys under the age of seven = every type of stain possible! And I struggle with them all!!

52 Julie April 3, 2012 at 11:02 PM

Keeping up with laundry with 3 active boys, one who is potty training, LOL. Never ending!!!

53 Jamie April 3, 2012 at 11:02 PM

My biggest laundry challenge is just keeping up…I can usually get the clothes washed and dried, but getting them folded/hung up and put away is a big challenge. Also, if I don’t do at least 1 load everyday, it seems like the laundry hasn’t been done for a week.

54 Tracy Smith April 3, 2012 at 11:14 PM

Folding them and putting them away

55 monica April 3, 2012 at 11:17 PM

My biggest laundry challenge is using the right detergent for each person. We use 3-4 different scents/unscented/ with stain remover/without depending on which persons clothes I am washing.

56 Monica April 3, 2012 at 11:43 PM

There is always laundry to do. I love the concept of just throwing the tide pod in washer and moving on with my day!!!

57 m. zamora April 27, 2012 at 10:05 PM

Not shrinking sweaters!

58 Beth April 27, 2012 at 10:22 PM

Thank you, but this giveaway ended a while ago.

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