Lysol Mission for Health: Disinfecting Wipes Giveaway – 3 Winners – Ends 01/03

Holiday Gift Guide 2010

Holiday Supplies

Lysol Disinfecting Wipes

Can you believe that Christmas is this Saturday? Now that we’re entering the busiest week of the holiday season, most of you will probably be preparing your homes for guests. So how can you make cleaning for the holidays that much easier? With Lysol Disinfecting Wipes! Lysol wants to help you keep your home clean and healthy this holiday season, through their new Mission for Health program. And THREE lucky Contest Corner readers will win wipes for their home or children’s classroom, so read on!

I started using Lysol Disinfecting Wipes fairly recently, and they’ve ended up becoming a very useful tool in my cleaning arsenal. I had literally just used my last wipe cleaning the sink and was sorry that I was all out – and then Lysol emailed me and asked if I’d like another tub to review! You better believe I would! This latest canister of wipes did not disappoint, and is a multi-purpose tool for cleaning the bathroom, kitchen, and wiping down messes anywhere! The only thing I had trouble with was opening the canister – I really struggled with it, but I’m not sure if that’s the design or user error. ;)

The new Lysol Mission for Health initiative aims to encourage and help moms to do more for health in their communities. Here’s some more information about this program:

LYSOL® EMBARKS ON A MISSION WITH MOMS

The Lysol Mission for Health is promoting health in communities across the U.S. through the following strategic programs and partnerships:

· New Moms: First-time moms will be provided with educational resources about how to keep mom and her infant healthy with information available at OBGYN offices, pediatrician offices, on www.lysol.com/missionforhealth and other online communities.

· Schools: According to the CDC, nearly 22 million school days are lost each year to the common cold alone. LYSOL is empowering schools, through a program developed with a leading pediatrician, to teach healthy habits to children and help improve school attendance. The LYSOL Blue Ribbon School Attendance Challenge will reward schools for low absenteeism.

· Disaster Relief: LYSOL has partnered with Save the Children, a global non-profit humanitarian and disaster relief organization, to support the needs of families whose health and safety are affected by disasters.

With the help of actress and mother Cheryl Hines, LYSOL and Hines have teamed up to demonstrate and reward moms for things they can do in their community to help keep her family thriving.

“I’m excited to be teaming up with LYSOL because it’s a brand that understands my priority to help keep my family healthy, safe and protected,” said Hines. “Not only does the brand promote healthy living, they are also recognizing moms for making a difference. I love this about LYSOL because every moment as a mom is special, and they understand I am happier when my child is happy and healthy.”

In keeping with the Lysol Mission for Health, LYSOL is running the Mission for Community Health Contest* and is recognizing moms who do more for health in their communities by awarding prizes worth up to $10,000 to be donated towards local community organizations. To enter, share videos, photos or stories about how you made a difference in your community at www.lysol.com/communitycontest. Contest entries will be judged based on both relevance to improving the health of your community, and the possible impact of your community improvement effort.

For more information about the Lysol Mission for Health, including how you can get involved, please visit www.lysol.com/missionforhealth.

*Open to US residents 18 years or older. Void where prohibited. No purchase necessary. Contest ends January 31, 2011.

Check out these tips from tips from Cheryl Hines on how to support health in your local community:

Getting Health in Motion within Your Community

Through the new ‘LYSOL® Mission for Health’, LYSOL is doing more for health across America by launching programs to educate new moms, teach healthy habits initiatives in schools, as well as partner with Save the Children® to support families affected by disasters. The iconic brand has teamed up with actress, mother and spokesperson, Cheryl Hines, to demonstrate simple ways that mom can take action in her local community.

* Gather your Girlfriends: Get together with your neighbors, friends or playgroup and make a date to volunteer in your community. Some great ways to get involved include starting a health committee in your local PTA group, cleaning up a local school, or educating children on proper handwashing.


* Inspire the Community: Share videos, photos or stories about how you made a difference in your community at www.lysol.com/communitycontest. It’s an uplifting way to inspire others, and LYSOL will award up to $10,000 in donations towards local community organizations. Entries will be judged based on both relevance to improving the health or happiness of your community, and the possible impact of your community improvement effort. Also, become a fan of Lysol on Facebook at www.facebook.com/lysol and post pictures of your personal mission.

* Donate Products to Teachers*: If you have a hectic schedule or can’t physically help clean a classroom, ask your children’s teacher if he or she needs products for the year. This can help stop the spread of germs at school – note that some schools may require permission in order to donate. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends placing disinfecting wipes in classrooms, and encouraging students and staff to wipe down frequently-touched surfaces and objects before each use.

* Be an Advocate for Health: You can be an advocate for health in your community by encouraging proper hygiene habits. According to the Center for Disease Control, hand washing can help prevent illness from spreading among your family members and broader community. The CDC recommends using soap and water, scrubbing your hands thoroughly for 20 seconds, rinsing well and drying with either a paper towel or air drier. Also, minimize the likelihood of spreading illnesses by getting in the habit of disinfecting commonly touched surfaces. Tell these things to other moms.

* Confirm school policy allows for use and/or donation of product. Adults must deliver donations directly to schools.

Lysol Disinfecting Wipes are available in grocery and drug stores and retail for $2.99, if you want to toss any in your shopping cart for your child’s classroom or last-minute cleaning projects around the house!


Giveaway time!

Lysol Mission for Health

THREE lucky Contest Corner readers will win a tub of Lysol Disinfecting Wipes! Here’s how to enter:

1. For your first entry, click here to visit Lysol Mission for Health, then come back here and leave a comment on this post mentioning something that you learned. This step is required to qualify for the drawing.

Want extra entries? Do any of the following, and leave a separate comment for each one:

2. Write a post on your blog linking to this giveaway and Lysol Mission for Health. Then come back here and leave me the link!
3. Write about this on Twitter, then come back and leave me the link to your tweet! One Twitter entry per person. You can use the button at the bottom of this post to tweet with one click!
4. Subscribe to my blog updates by clicking here. Then come back and leave me the email you subscribed with!
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Rules, regulations, and other important stuff: Giveaway ends on January 3rd, 2011 at 11:59 PM, PST. Winner will be chosen the following day via Random.org. Winner has 48 hours to respond to my notification email, or a new winner will be chosen in their place. Giveaway is open to US residents.

Holiday Gift Guide 2010: Cracker Barrel Review

Holiday Gift Guide 2010

Holiday Supplies

Cracker Barrel Limited Edition Holiday Reserve Cheese

The holiday season is a time of family, fun – and food! Whether you’re munching on appetizers at a holiday party or planning your Christmas day feast, food is an integral part of the season’s festivities. And just in time for the holidays, Kraft has introduced Cracker Barrel Limited Edition Holiday Reserve Cheese, perfect for all your festive gatherings. Our household loves cheese, so when the Family Review Network and Kraft Cracker Barrel invited me to sample these new flavors, I was more than happy to take them up on their offer!

Cracker Barrel Limited Edition Holiday Reserve Cheese

We received two bricks of Cracker Barrel Limited Edition Holiday Reserve Cheese – Natural Extra Sharp Cheddar Cheese and Natural Extra Sharp White Cheddar Cheese. One of my favorite ways to enjoy cheese is to serve it on top of Ritz crackers, so we sliced up the cheese and set out a tray of cheese and crackers to enjoy. You may recognize my serving tray from NOVICA! I love arranging a pretty platter, whether I’m serving guests or just putting it out for Jai and I to enjoy. It’s easy to create a “Picture-Perfect” cheese tray – just use a selection of cute plates and arrange the cheese with your choice of crackers. This would be a great way to serve a yummy, quick snack to visitors over the holidays!

Cheese tray

These cheeses are rich and flavorful, and taste great both on crackers and alone. When Jai tasted the Sharp Cheddar Cheese, he told me that this was the first time that he’s had straight cheddar that he liked. He enjoys cheddar when it is used as an ingredient in cooking, but usually finds it too strong by itself. So he was surprised at how much he enjoyed this – the regular Cheddar was actually his favorite of the two, so that’s quite a compliment!

Natural Extra Sharp Cheddar Cheese

I enjoyed them both, but my personal favorite was the White Cheddar Cheese – I loved the sharp, delightful flavor.

Natural Extra Sharp White Cheddar Cheese

Cracker Barrel Limited Edition Holiday Reserve Cheese would be a great addition to your holiday buffet. Serve it with a glass of red wine for an elegant dinner party starter, or with a selection of crackers for a delicious Christmas day appetizer. This cheese will only be in stores until January 1st, 2011, so get it while you can!

Cracker Barrel Limited Edition Holiday Reserve Cheese can be found in grocery stores for $3.99 – $4.99. This post was written for Family Review Network & Kraft Cracker Barrel who provided the complimentary product for review in exchange for my honest opinions.

Salonpas “Shop til You Drop” Giveaway – 3 Winners – Ends 12/07

Holiday Gift Guide 2010

Holiday Supplies

Salonpas

With Black Friday right around the corner, many people will “Shop ‘Til They Drop” – literally. All the hustle and bustle of the season can wear you out and leave you with tired feet and an aching back. And Salonpas wants to help! THREE lucky Contest Corner readers will each win a prize pack of a shopping bag and Salonpas samples, so read on!

Salonpas sent me a fun package with a reusable shopping bag and a couple of samples of their pain relief patch. I’ve reviewed Salonpas in the past, and as I said before, I could wear these patches all day! I love putting a soothing patch on achy muscles. I was also glad to get another reusable shopping bag – in addition to reducing waste, these bags are also more durable than plastic and often earn you a small discount at the grocery store.

Salonpas Pain Relief Patch is “The first and only over-the-counter FDA-approved pain patch in the United States and has been designed specifically to reduce a variety of pain symptoms”. You can learn more about Salonpas by clicking here. To help you stay fashionable and pain-free during the holiday shopping season, Salonpas would like to pass along these tips:


Giveaway time!

Salonpas ”Shop til You Drop” Giveaway

THREE lucky Contest Corner readers will each receive 3 Salonpas samples and a reusable shopping bag like the one pictured above! Here’s how to enter:

1. For your first entry, just leave a comment on this post and tell us how you stay pain and stress-free during the busy holiday shopping season! This step is required to qualify for the drawing.

Want extra entries? Do any of the following, and leave a separate comment for each one:

2. Click here to become a fan of Salonpas on Facebook. Then come back here and leave a comment on this post with your Facebook username!
3. Write a post on your blog linking to this giveaway Salonpas. Then come back here and leave me the link!
4. Click here to follow Salonpas on Twitter. Then come back here and leave a comment with your Twitter username!
3. Write about this on Twitter, then come back and leave me the link to your tweet! One Twitter entry per person. You can use the button at the bottom of this post to tweet with one click!
4. Subscribe to my blog updates by clicking here. Then come back and leave me the email you subscribed with!
5. Become a follower of my blog by clicking the “Follow” button in my sidebar! Then come back here and let me know in a separate comment!
6. Post Contest Corner’s button on your website – just copy and paste the following code, and let me know where you put it:

7. Add the Holiday Gift Guide 2010 badge to your website – just copy and paste the following code, and let me know where you put it:

Rules, regulations, and other important stuff: Giveaway ends on December 7th at 11:59 PM, PST. Winner will be chosen the following day via Random.org. Winner has 48 hours to respond to my notification email, or a new winner will be chosen in their place. Giveaway is open to US residents. SALONPAS provided me with complimentary samples and a shopping bag for this feature.