Tuesday, January 29, 2013

20 Mule Team Borax - Review & Giveaway

 *** Giveaway Now Closed ***
Congratulations to Lynn and Michele!

Okay, you might be thinking - What is Borax?  Great question!  Borax is the common name for sodium tetraborate - a naturally occurring substance produced by the perpetual evaporation of seasonal lakes.  20 Mule Team Borax is 100% natural mineral from the Earth.  It is removed from the ground, washed, dried, and boxed up for consumers.  Absolutely nothing is added :).

Another term you may be more familiar with - hard water.  Do you have hard water?  Hard water is said to be in over 85% of homes and it is defined as water that contains calcium and magnesium (ions).

Alright, how does this affect your laundry?  Well, when you add detergent to hard water, some of the compounds attach to the calcium and magnesium granules that settle on the bottom of your washing machine, eventually retreating down the drain without cleaning your clothes - now that is a waste!

Why, 20 Mule Team Borax?  It naturally softens hard water, protecting your detergent and maximizing cleaning power!

Simply, add 1/2 cup of 20 Mule Team Borax to every load, along with your regular detergent.

The water here where I live in Austin is considered moderately hard.  To be honest, I didn't even know that before trying out this product.  Not only have I used my 20 Mule Team Borax as a Laundry Booster but I have also found it helpful in my dishwasher - helping to keep my dishes really clean.  It is a breeze to use and it makes a difference.  I would really recommend it, especially if you know you have hard water.

And I need to tell you about the The Borax - Fresh Year, Fresher Laundry Facebook Sweepstakes going on right now!  From now until February 22nd, 2013 you can sign up daily.  What are the prizes?  You could win the $1,500 grand prize or one of 171 coupons for free Borax!  Why 171 coupons - the total prize value is $2013!  Simply go here to enter.

Want to try 20 Mule Team Borax for yourself?  Keep reading...

Now, onto the giveaway!  Three winners will each receive a free product coupon for 20 Mule Team Borax (coupon max value $3.50 and expires 9/30/2013).

Mandatory Entry:  Follow me on google friend and let me know, that's it!  Please be sure and leave your email so I can contact you if you win! 

Extra Entries
, leave a separate comment for each extra entry.  As you can see, there are lots of extra entry opportunities so don't be shy!

1.  Enter the 20 Mule Team Borax sweepstakes found here (5 extra entries)
2.  Follow my google+ page (2 extra entries)
3.  Follow my facebook page (2 extras)
4.  Follow 20 Mule Team Borax on facebook (2 extras) 
5.  Follow me on Pinterest (2 extras)
6.  Follow me on twitter here (2 extras)

Giveaway will end on February 10th at Midnight.  Winners will be selected using a random number generator and will have 48 hours to respond.  If there is no response, I will randomly select another winner.  Open to US residents only.

Disclosure:  I was selected to participate in this campaign as a Purex Insider.  Thanks so much to Purex and 20 Mule Team Borax for providing me with a sample of 20 Mule Team Borax to facilitate my review and coupons for this giveaway.  All opinions expressed are 100% my own. 


Lynn said...

Good info..I recently started using Arm and Hammer Washing Soda and it has done amazing things with even some really old stains. I'm thinking to try out Borax when I go through this box.

Michele P. said...

already follower via GFC Michele P

micaela6955 at msn dot com

Michele P. said...

Borax FB fan Michele P. #1

micaela6955 at msn dot com

Michele P. said...

Borax FB fan #2 Michele Pineda

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Michele P. said...

I already follow you on google+ as Michele Pineda #1

micaela6955 at msn dot com

Michele P. said...

I already follow on google+ as Michele Pineda #2

micaela6955 at msn dot com