Giveaway: Keep Your Family Safe from Carbon Monoxide with the First Alert 10-Year Battery CO Detector!

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Known as the “silent killer”, CO is a colorless and odorless gas considered the number one cause of accidental poisoning in the US. Carbon Monoxide poisoning shows itself in nausea, headaches, dizziness, weakness, chest pain, and possibly vomiting. Unfortunately, those relatively-common sickness symptoms may be written off as a flu coming on or food sickness. The longer someone is exposed to the gas, the more dangerous the outcome: severe poisoning cases can cause unconsciousness, long-term neurological disabilities, breathing failure, or death.

Now that we’ve gotten the grim facts out of the way, what can you do to prevent accidental CO poisoning? The easiest way is with an accurate CO Alarm. CO Alarms should be installed outside every sleeping area (such as a shared hallway) and on every level of the home. Alarms should be regularly tested and cleaned of all dust and debris. Any fuel-burning device should be serviced by a qualified technician every year, but even then, that’s no guarantee that there’ll be no danger. The easiest and safest way to keep your family safe is to ensure that you have an alarm will alert you to this unnoticeable danger so you can evacuate your home and get the problem fixed. Yet studies show that 90 percent of American homes don’t meet the National Fire Protection Association’s recommendation for basic protection from CO poisoning through CO alarms.

Protecting your home and family is vital, and FirstAlert wants to help. Their latest product, the 10-Year Battery Carbon Monoxide alarm, is a powerful alarm that includes a sealed lithium battery that powers the alarm for 10 years without worrying about the battery. You’ll never have to worry about not being covered in case of an emergency; the end-of-life alarm will let you know when it’s time to replace the unit in 10 years, but otherwise, you’ll never have to worry about your CO alarm. You’ll have peace of mind without having to worry about keeping your peace of mind well-powered with new batteries.

The stylish, modern design ensures that you’ll be content keeping this First Alert Carbon Monoxide poisoning alarm sitting out in your home. By default, the alarm displays the ambiant temperature to be a helpful fixture to your home – but don’t worry, it will also alarm and display the CO levels if it detects carbon monoxide in your home.

Is protecting your family important to you? Are you sure that they’ll be safe if this odorless, hard-to-detect poison gets lose in your home? Let First Alert help you out – they’re helping me give away a First Alert 10-Year Battery Carbon Monoxide Detector to a lucky winner!

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First Alert has generously offered to send a First Alert Carbon Monoxide 10-Year Alarm to one lucky winner! To enter, simply complete the form below (one entry per person, per method). Info collected will only be used to verify the winning entry and contact the winner. This giveaway will close on June 15th at 11:59pm EST. The contest is open to readers in the US only.

One winner will be picked randomly through Giveaway Tools, and I will contact them via email. Winner will have 48 hours to respond with mailing address or another winner will be chosen.

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Giveaway: “Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Joy of Less” Book

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Having less is more sometimes. I know, I know, it’s a great saying to live by, but I’ll definitely admit that I have problems always sticking to it. After all, that dress at the store is SO cute! And look at that new end table! I need it, right? I’ve been trying to cut down on the clutter and excess stuff in my home for the last year, and I have to admit: I feel better about it. I’ve figured out that we can’t quite get rid of our video game or book collection yet, but we’ve definitely cleaned out a lot of the excess stuff that we were keeping around, and I do feel better about it.

“Chicken Soup for the Soul” wants to ensure that you can find the same peace within yourself as you start to simplify your life. A lot of people can find the process to be frustrating, difficult, and stressful, so they want to help inspire you with their latest release: “Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Joy of Less“. Featuring tons of stories about people finding happiness as they reduce their workload and material clutter, this book is going to be a fantastic read if you’ve been thinking about cutting back.

The official book description says:

In the Age of Disposables—fashion, phones, glasses, and even friends!—some people are finding joy by rediscovering the simple life. They’re cleaning house, both literally and figuratively, and finding themselves better for it. By getting rid of excess “stuff” and trimming down their over-filled schedules, they feel happier and more fulfilled than ever before. It’s really true that little can go a long way.

With Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Joy of Less, spring cleaning takes on a whole new meaning. You’ll read stories about people who found happiness in an unlikely way: by saying no. No to buying more stuff, no to taking on additional time-filling commitments, and no to trying to please everyone all of the time.

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Chicken Soup for the Soul has generously offered to send an unread copy of “Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Joy of Less” to one lucky winner! To enter, simply complete the form below (one entry per person, per method). Info collected will only be used to verify the winning entry and contact the winner. This giveaway will close on June 7th at 11:59pm EST. The contest is open to readers in the US only.

One winner will be picked randomly through Giveaway Tools, and I will contact them via email. Winner will have 48 hours to respond with mailing address or another winner will be chosen.

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Giveaway: Purex Plus Clorox 2 Stain Fighting Enzymes Review!

purex_clorox_2_laundry_detergent (2)I’m back to hitting the gym. Granted, I’ve always done quite a bit of cardio, and I enjoy a good run or Zumba routine, but at the suggestion of a good friend who does a lot of weight lifting, I’ve decided to try getting into lifting heavier weights and building muscle – instead of just burning calories with cardio routines.

With the more intense workout routine comes more laundry, though – and more sweat. As anyone who’s used a regular shirt for working out and sweating in knows, even after a regular load of laundry detergent, the shirt can just start to take on that scent after awhile. It’s unfortunate, too – I’ve lost quite a few workout shirts that way after I can’t get that sweat off of it!

However, I’m hoping to see my current favorite workout shirt last even longer with Purex with Clorox 2 Stain Fighting Enzymes. Not only should it keep my white workout shirt, well, looking whiter, but I’m looking forward to seeing how much longer I’ll be able to keep my workout shirt around this time.

Purex Plus Clorox 2 combines the cleaning aspects of standard Purex with the Clorox 2 stain fighting benefits. It’s designed to remove the toughest stains and scents, and it is safe for colors and made without bleach. To ensure your laundry smells exactly how you want it to, it’s made in two scents: Original Fresh and Sunny Linen. I have to say that I’m pretty fond of the Original Fresh scent. It has a decent amount of lightness to it without feeling like it’s overly scented.

For anyone that tends to get a lot of stains on their clothing (children, right?!), Purex Plus Clorox 2 contains 3 stain-fighting enzymes that are formulated to remove over 100 stains. This detergent can remove chocolate and tomato sauce, protein-based stains like grass and blood, and food stains like ice cream and BBQ sauce. I haven’t quite spilled a bottle of BBQ sauce on my white clothes to let you know how it works, but when I do, I’m looking forward to having my white shirt back to normal with the help of Purex Plus Clorox 2!

Want to try out some of this stain fighting detergent on your own laundry?

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Purex has generously offered to send a coupon to save $7.00 on a Purex Liquid or Powder Detergent to a lucky winner! This should basically cover the cost of any bottle! To enter, simply complete the form below (one entry per person, per method). Info collected will only be used to verify the winning entry and contact the winner. This giveaway will close on May 27th at 11:59pm EST. The contest is open to readers in the US only.

One winner will be picked randomly through Giveaway Tools, and I will contact them via email. Winner will have 48 hours to respond with mailing address or another winner will be chosen.

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Giveaway: $100 iTunes Giftcard!

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Prize: $100 iTunes Gift Card

Giveaway organized by: Oh My Gosh Beck! (Please email becky@ohmygoshbeck.com with any questions.)

Co-Hosts: Jenn’s Blah Blah Blog // It’s me, debcb! // Foxy’s Domestic Side

Rules: Use the Rafflecopter form to enter daily. Giveaway ends 5/18 and is open worldwide. Winner will be notified via email.

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