Rebates Alert! Try Laundry Detergent or Dishwasher Rinsing Agent for Free!

Rebates Alert! Try Laundry Detergent or Dishwasher Rinsing Agent for Free!

Are you looking to try new laundry detergent or a new dishwashing rinsing agent? Here’s your shot! I’ve loved Oxyclean and Arm & Hammer products for awhile, but when I went to the market, I saw that they were marked with a “Try Me Free!” rebate sticker! Needless to say, I picked up one of each! (I used the Crystal Burst today and loved it!)

The rebates are similar, and require mailing in the “Try Me Free” rebate coupon along with a seperate 3″x5″ card with your information as well as the receipt and the UPC from the product. BOTH must be postmarked by the end of this year (2012), so that gives you a long time to get it in! The rebate is for the full purchase price of the product (up to a limit, so if your store has really high prices, check the rebate in advance to make sure it will cover it!)

They may not be at every store, but it has been available at my local Hy-Vee grocery store. You may want to check yours.

Rebates Alert! Try Laundry Detergent or Dishwasher Rinsing Agent for Free!

For further research:
OxiClean Dishwashing Booster information from their website
Arm & Hammer Power Pak Detergents information from their website

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Arm & Hammer coupons!
OxiClean coupons (as of today, none are available, but some may pop up in the future)

Hope that helps! I saw these rebates in stores and instantly thought of you guys. 🙂 I know I love trying new stuff.

Purex Makes Life Funny!

Who knew that your laundry detergent understood your daily struggles? That’s exactly what Purex is doing with their latest campaign. With their Let’s Be Honest videos, they’ve brought Second City Comedian Molly Erdman to create a funny series of short videos that share honest moments that show the humor in everyday situations of Life, Laundry, and Whatever.

Through mid July, there will be new funny videos uploaded every few days at the Purex website alongside posts on Facebook and tweets on Twitter. Not only that, but while watching their hilarious videos, you also win too! Everyday, one lucky entrant will win a year’s supply of Purex laundry detergent! The daily sweepstakes will run all the way through July 24th which means a lot of people will be winning a year’s supply of Purex Laundry detergent!

So what are you waiting? Go get your giggle on AND possibly save on your groceries by entering to win a year’s supply of this fantastic detergent!

I Heart Giveaways is Participating in the Biannual Blogathon!

Biannual Blogathon Bash

This is the weekend starting into Spring Break, so I’m not sure how much time I’ll have (especially as my sister came over here last-minute to stay over with us), but I’d love to improve my blog, so I’m joining in on the Biannual Blogathon Bash!

My goals for this weekend:
To type up more reviews
To catch up on e-mails (so e-mail me this weekend for a really-fast response!)
Go through some mini-challenges and see if I can improve my blog
Hopefully spend at least 10 hours on my blog. We’ll see!

If you have some time this weekend, you should definitely join us on the Blogathon to improve your blog!

Biannual Blogathon Bash Mini Challenge – Improving Your Rafflecopter Giveaways

Biannual Blogathon Bash

This is a Blogathon Bash Mini Challenge – a challenge where bloggers spend the weekend devoting extra time to improving their blog and making things look and run more smoothly! You can find out more information about the Blogathon (including the prizes you can win!) on the Biannual Blogathon Bash post! There’s still time to sign up if you want a chance at the prizes and want to improve your blog! While anyone who is unregistered is certainly free to use this information, those who are registered with the event will have a better chance at the prizes by completing this Mini Challenge!

For a lot of contest/review bloggers, having a good platform to run your contests on is very vital. You want your platform to be set up to be easy to use, and you want your visitors and readers to be able to enter easily. More numbers means your sponsor will think more highly of you plus it means that more people are entering and possibly sharing your giveaway, so it may reach an even larger audience which is part of the reason you run giveaways, right? To get more people aware of your blog!

In order to do that, you have to realize that people who enter are contest-goers. When you go do giveaways, time is of the very essense! Essentially, someone entering a contest is devoting their time, for a little bit, to your blog in HOPES that they receive something. When you’re only entering for a chance at something, nobody wants to spend a long time filling out your entry methods. With that in mind, this mini Blogathon challenge is going to help you make your Rafflecopter form more user-friendly!

CHALLENGE!

1. Look over your Rafflecopter as if you’re a guest who’s entering your giveaway. In fact, if you want, feel free to enter your own giveaway to give it a try! (You can delete your own entries or just choose to ignore them if you are chosen as a winner later). Notice what takes a lot of time, what may be misspelled, what looks tacky, what seems a bit vague, and make note of them.

2. We’re now going to make your “Master Template!” If you run a bunch of giveaways, you know that setting up a bunch of Rafflecopter forms can become time-consuming after awhile. For that reason, have a good idea of what you’d like to include as your entries for your “average” giveaway. Have all of these entries on one “template”, so you can just easily remove entries later on when making each individual giveaway. Google+? E-mail subscriptions? Votes on a leaderboard network (Like Picket Fence Blogs)? Facebook? Twitter? Don’t, of course, forget to include spaces for promotions for your sponsor. I include, default, a Facebook like, Twitter follow, and some sort of entry that requires going to the sponsor’s website. It’s up to you what you include and not all sponsors will have all three methods (and some may want other methods), but by including these “basics” in your template, it’s much easier to delete a method than it is to add it in.

3. Now that you have a good idea of what you want to include as your entries, make those entry methods as streamlined as possible.

For e-mail subscriptions, link directly to the Feedburner subscription page, so your readers can just right-click and enter. (It will lead to more subscriptions if they don’t have to hunt down the widget!) (If you use Feedburner, you can find this under Publicize>E-mail Subscriptions>Subscription Management)

For Facebook, use Rafflecopter’s built-in aspect to directly link to your page. With Facebook’s new settings, make sure your page is visible to the areas you want to be able to see it (You can set it so it’s visible to US-only and so-on.)

For Twitter, use Rafflecopter’s built-in aspect to directly link to the account.

For Google+, please, again, make sure that you link directly to your page. I highly, highly recommend AGAINST those “Vanity Links” people have been using. (The ones that make your link look like “gplus.to/yourname” versus the huge string of characters that Google+ does on default). There’s no reason to redirect your reader through another redirect, and if that gplus.to domain is down, that means none of your visitors can reach your Google+ page through your links either.

For Pinterest and other methods, make sure to link directly to your profile page, and if it’s something less-used like Etsy, you may want to include a short explanation of how to go about completing the entry method.

4. Look over your entry methods. Does your entrant have to copy and paste ANYTHING? Is there a good reason for that? Links can be formatted to be clickable in the Rafflecopter format, so don’t be lazy. Format those into clickable links to have happier giveaway-goers.

5. Look over your entry methods. Are things clearly explained? If someone has to tell you something to verify their entry, have you told them what they have to tell you?

6. Make sure your Terms and Conditions is as updated and as thorough as you’d like it to be. Things might change from giveaway to giveaway, but a lot of the basic “lingo” of most giveaways will stay the same. I’m not an expert on that, so I direct you towards these posts for more help, but if your prize is going to be huge or worth a lot of money, I highly suggest looking into a lawyer just to cover any problems that might pop up: Quora, Saving for Someday, The Work at Home Wife, When Pigs Fly.

7. Save your Rafflecopter template and preview it. In Admin mode, look through all of the entry methods. Click through each one. Make sure it goes exactly where it should. I can’t tell you how many time I’ve entered giveaways where a Facebook link is broken, a Pinterest link leads to the Pinterest homepage, or the link just plain doesn’t work. Fix this as having broken links affects your entry count AND looks pretty bad to a sponsor. You should do this for everything you change for each individual giveaway set-up and do this, fully, on occasion to make sure that things work correctly.

This is all part of having a professional-looking giveaway post. You want to make sure that your reflect the best for your website as well as what your blog can do (for current and future sponsors). You want things to be simple, and you’ll want your readers to appreciate the ease and formatting of which you’ve done for your giveaways.

If you want me to look over one of your giveaways and give you feedback, I’d be happy to do so. Just let me know!

Completed your Challenge? Comment on this post with a general synopsis of what you changed or noticed. It doesn’t have to be a book (I know you’re busy this weekend!), but just let me know what you changed in your giveaways!