Friday, July 10, 2009

CLOSED: Fab Friday Giveaway: Rockin' Green Detergent

{Woohoo! We made it to Kansas City after a 14-hour car ride with two babies. Joyous.}

{Without further ado, here is this week's giveaway!}



I'll admit it, I joined Twitter to get an extra entry for all The Cloth Diaper Whisperer giveaways. But, then I stuck around and found some other fun moms and twitterers.

One of them is Kim behind the outrageously fun-colored diapers, GAD (Green Acre Designs) Baby. When I first "met" her, I found Kim to be funny and creative and about to open a brand new business--all-natural (cloth diaper) detergent.

I say "cloth diaper" in parenthesis because this detergent is for ANYONE who wants a more natural alternative to name-brand, run of the mill, detergent you can find anywhere. And pretty much everyone has to do their laundry...and pretty much everyone loves a greener-alternative to everyday household cleaning items...and pretty much everyone loves yummy scents!

So...who is this detergent for? Say it with me: "EVERYONE"!

Okay, now that we know everyone can use and has use for it, let's find out more about it!

Kim said that Rockin' Green was born out of necessity. Her kids' skin are incredibly sensitive to just about everything she bought, eventually causing her to start making homemade soaps and lotions. On top of her children's skin sensitivities, Kim found that the hard water in her area made it "hard" to get her clothes truly clean.

So Kim set out to find a better way. Six months later, she now knows more about chemistry than I ever learned in college and has gone through several rounds of testing to bring Rockin' Green to her customers.

It's a cloth diaper safe formula, that won't cause repelling and works great on battling stinkies. And best of all, you don't have to do a bunch of rinses. It rinses clean with just one rinse which saves you time and money. And, how is this for WAHM-Cool? Each and every batch is made in my kitchen with love! I bet her house smells delicious!

Rockin' Green comes in 2 rockin' formulas and tons of sweet fragrances, which is music to anyone's ears.
  • Soft Rock: A mellow tune that is great for the sensitive little ones in your life.
  • Classic Rock: This is the sound that started it all. Our original formula is great for diapers and regular clothes. So use it on everything!
I was a lucky tester for the Classic Rock detergent. Kim sent me a sample size of detergent and I used it five times--three times on my cloth diapers and twice on regular clothes. How did it work? Super well! I thought that it got my clothes and diapers just as clean, if not cleaner, than other detergents and it smelled incredible! Baby C is usually pretty sensitive to soaps, lotions, and detergents but she had no sensitivity issues with this detergent! I'd definitely recommend this detergent to everyone. And, if you aren't so sure, consider just buying a sample pack--you can't go wrong with a $3 investment.

Want it right now?
Buy it!

Buy a sample packet for only $3! What deal! Or jump in head first and buy a 45-load package for only $9. I actually think that the packets last longer than Kim says, especially if you have a front loader HE washer! You can buy your detergent here.

Want to try your luck?
Win it!

Kim is giving one lucky winner a 45-load package of detergent in the winner's choice of scent and "soft" or "classic".

How?

Mandatory first entry: Please tell me how many loads of laundry you do a week and what fragrance you'd would want to try if you won! (you can find a list of fragrances here)

Extra entries: (please leave me an extra comment for each valid entry)

  • Follow Kim on the GADBaby blog (one entry)
  • Follow Kim on Twitter @gadbaby or @rockingreensoap (one entry for following one twitter account, two entries for following both)
  • Become a fan of GAD Baby and Rockin' Green on Facebook (one entry)
  • Tweet this giveaway. (One entry/day) Please tweet:
Win a 45-load package of @rockingreensoap detergent from @monkeysonthebed http://tinyurl.com/lyzquh
  • Follow me or subscribe to my RSS feed (one entry for one or both)

The fine print:

This giveaway is open to the residents of the USA and Canada, aged 18 and older. The giveaway will end sometime on Saturday, July 18th. You must leave the mandatory comment before receiving extra entries. You must leave a way for me to contact you with each entry! I will draw a winner via a Random Integer Generator and announce the winner on this blog and email the winner as well. If the winner does not reply to me within 48 hours, I will draw a second winner. I reserve the right to delete your entry if you do not follow the rules listed above.

118 people think...:

AimeeS. said...

I do about 10-12 loads of laundry a week ( we are trying to potty train and DH's work clothes). I think I would get either the monkey snacks or the cherry lemonade. Maybe if the soap smelled good DH would help with the laundry:)

Julie said...

about 12 loads a week

i like the vanilla lavender

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AimeeS. said...

I am following both twitter accounts!!
@aimeelove375

AimeeS. said...

I tweeted the correct phrase as well and Im a fan of the facebook page

Carrie said...

I do an average of 10 regular loads of laundry, diapers 2-3 times a week.
If I won I would LOVE to try Cherry Lemonade, or Cucumber mint. So hard to decide, I imagine they all smell wonderful!

XTiGGerRoo@hotmail.com

(Eeeek..I'm so very sorry for the deleted entry, seems Blogger enjoys eating my comments...frequently.)

Carrie said...

I follow both accounts on Twitter (EatCrayons)

Carrie said...

I'm a fan on Facebook too.

XTiGGerRoo@hotmail.com

Carrie said...

Tweeted giveaway :)
http://twitter.com/EatCrayons/status/2571045706

XTiGGerRoo@hotmail.com

Carrie said...

Am now following your blog too.

XTiGGerRoo@hotmail.com

Lauren said...

I think with diapers, I do about 8 to 9 loads of laundry a week.

I think I would want to try the cherry vanilla...although I'm curious as to what "monkey snacks" smell like, lol! :o)

Lauren said...

Oh, and I'm a Monkeys on the Bed follower. ;o)

Jess said...

I do about 5-7 loads of laundry a week. Diapers 2x a week. Although, we're about to start potty training, so I'm sure that'll go up soon.

I had a hard time choosing a fragrance. Although my husband was screeching for Fresh Linen, Cherry Almond and Lemonade are definitely top on my list.

Tami said...

I do 8-9 loads of laundry a week, 2-3 of diapers. Baby powder for the diapers and lemon for us!

Tami said...

I'm a fan!

Tami said...

I am now following your blog.

Jess said...

Followed the GAD blog.

Jess said...

Followed @GADbaby

Jess said...

Followed @RockinGreenSoap

Jess said...

Fan on FB

Jess said...

Already follow and subscribe to Monkeys on the Bed. :)

Jess said...

Tweeted!

Stephanie said...

OK I know I am going to sound crazy but I do about 1 load per month in the actual washer and dryer. I hand wash and outdoor dry most of the clothes and am extremely strict about rewearing (if it isnt dirty/smelly/etc)! So this would be a great years supply! I would love to try the berries and creme or the cherry lemonade!

Stephanie said...

following you!

Nancy said...

I do about 10 loads of laundry a week and would love to try berries and cream

Nancy said...

I subscribe to the GADBaby blog

Nancy said...

I follow @gadbaby on twitter: nanceattack

Nancy said...

I follow @rockingreensoap on twitter: @nanceattack

Nancy said...

am a fan on facebook: Nancy Wenzel Swain

Nancy said...

tweeted giveaway: http://twitter.com/nanceattack/status/2572179636

Nancy said...

following your blog

Jennifer said...

I probably do 8-10 loads of laundry a week, but at least 5 of those are small diaper loads.

I would love to try the lavender vanilla.

Jennifer said...

I follow your blog. :)

Jennifer said...

I tweeted! I am following GADbaby on twitter.

Jennifer said...

I'm a fan of Gadbaby on Facebook!

momof3munchkins said...

I do 7-8 loads of laundry a week and I would love to try the cherry almond!

momof3munchkins said...

I follow GADBaby blog

momof3munchkins said...

I follow GADBaby on twitter

momof3munchkins said...

I follow RockingGreensoap on twitter

momof3munchkins said...

I am a FB fan

momof3munchkins said...

tweet! http://twitter.com/momof3munchkins/status/2572869036

momof3munchkins said...

I follow your blog

Hally said...

Sweet! I'm already a FB fan of GADBaby, and I've already linked her to my blog (http://globalfluffybum08.blogspot.com)
Is that worth two? I'd use the Ocean Rain for sure! Is it bad that I lust after her GAD bamboo? 'Cuz I totally do. :)

Kristy said...

I do about 10 loads a week, but i actually like to do laundry, so it doesnt bother me too much, lol!
I'd love to try the fresh linen scent!

jellibeenz1978@hotmail.com

Kristy said...

I'm a subscriber

jellibeenz1978@hotmail.com

Kristy said...

Following GAD baby

jellibeenz1978@hotmail.com

Aura said...

It's just me and my husband so I do about 4 loads a week. I would like to try the fresh linen scent.

momof3munchkins said...

tweet! http://twitter.com/momof3munchkins/status/2584873242

Megan R. said...

I'm weird, I pretty much do a load of cloth diapers every day. I don't NEED to, I just prefer to. So, 6-7 loads of dipes a week, then probably 2-3 regular loads.

Megan R. said...

I follow the GAD blog!

Megan R. said...

I follow @gadbaby on twitter

Megan R. said...

Also follow @rockingreensoap!

Megan R. said...

I am a Facebook fan!

Megan R. said...

tweeted! http://twitter.com/Mom2chunkymonky/statuses/2585117916

Becca said...

How many loads of laundry i SHOULD do? or how many I actually do?

oh I kid. But seriously, I'd say I do about 4-5 loads a week. But if I really stayed on top of it, it would be more in the 6-7 load range. It's the husband - he wears FAR too many outfits every day! haha

I FOR SURE would want the fresh linen scent - or maybe Cherry Lemonade. . .

Chelsey said...

I'm guessing I do 6 or 7 loads a week. I make em as big as possible to save on water / engergy! I would like vanilla lavender if it was natural. Otherwise I'd like unscented. Thanks for the giveaway! mybabyappleseed(at)yahoo(dot)ca

Chelsey said...

I'm a subscriber! mybabyappleseed(at)yahoo(dot)ca

Slee said...

i do about 12 loads/week and cant make up my mind. i am currently basking in the vanilla buttercream's divine scent, but ocean rain sounds so good, and cherry lemonade... though id prolly end up going vanilla buttercream because i think the cherry lemonade would be hard not to taste since the buttercream is whispering pixie stix at me...

Slee said...

I follow kim on twitter as @GADBaby (@fentonslee & @mirtharesa)

Slee said...

i follow kim as @rockingreensoap on twitter (@fentonslee) (@mirtharesa)

Slee said...

http://twitter.com/fentonslee/status/2591787640
tweet o day

Slee said...

i follow the gadbaby blog! and man was that hard to figure out how to do!

Slee said...

i am a FB follpwer/fan/friend of all things Kim! sandra fenton

momof3munchkins said...

tweet! http://twitter.com/momof3munchkins/status/2600502325

Clueless_Mama said...

I do anywhere from 5-7 loads a week. I would choose vanilla buttercream. It just sounds yummy!
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Clueless_Mama said...

I follow @rockingreensoap on twitter
clueless_mama
camden44@gmail.com

momof3munchkins said...

tweet! http://twitter.com/momof3munchkins/status/2615754191

Laureen said...

I would like Ocean Rain in Classic Rock. I do about 2 full loads of laundry per week for my family of five. I try to have the kids rewear everything twice as long as it is still clean before putting it in the hamper.

Thanks!

lmarston AT yahoo DOT com

Laureen said...

I subscribed via RSS. Thanks!

lmarston AT yahoo DOT com

momof3munchkins said...

tweet! http://twitter.com/momof3munchkins/status/2634035357asers

Laureen said...

7/14 tweet:
http://twitter.com/MamandeEDS/statuses/2644375970

lmarston AT yahoo DOT com

momof3munchkins said...

tweet! http://twitter.com/momof3munchkins/status/2652985810

ali (adil320) said...

I do about 9 loads of laundry a week, I would love to get some more Vanilla Buttercream!

ali@mylifewiththem.com

ali(adil320) said...

Following @Gadbaby

My twitter is @adil320

ali@mylifewiththem.com

~ April ~ EnchantedDandelions said...

We do about 7 loads a week, including cloth diapers (1 full-time, all 3 at night).

I would like the monkey snacks scent for my little monkeys!

ali(adil320) said...

Following @rockingreensoap

ali@mylifewiththem.com

ali (adil320) said...

Tweeted the giveaway!

alysiajuanita said...

I do about 8-10 loads of laundry per week. If I won I'd love to try the unscented detergent.

~ April ~ EnchantedDandelions said...

Following @GADbaby (with my @MagicDandelions account)

~ April ~ EnchantedDandelions said...

Following @rockingreensoap on Twitter (with my @MagicDandelions account)

alysiajuanita said...

I'm following @gadbaby & @rockingreensoap on Twitter.

alysiajuanita said...

I'm a fan of GAD Baby and Rockin' Green on Facebook.

alysiajuanita said...

I twittered about the contest http://twitter.com/artinme

alysiajuanita said...

I subscribed to your blog via rss feed.

~ April ~ EnchantedDandelions said...

Now a fan on GADbaby's Facebook page. :)

Upstatemomof3 said...

I do anywhere from 5 - 8 loads of laundry a week.

Upstatemomof3 said...

I follow both twitter accounts! Upstatemomof3

~ April ~ EnchantedDandelions said...

Following your blog via Bloglines (vamountainmomma@wmconnect.com)

Upstatemomof3 said...

I follow both twitter accounts - Upstatemomof3

~ April ~ EnchantedDandelions said...

Following GADbaby's blog via Bloglines (vamountainmomma@wmconnect.com)

Lauren Sears said...

I do about 13-14 loads a week. I have a serious droller/spitter upper!! :) She's too cute for words though so its okay.

i follow both of her twitter accounts and mine is @mrslaurensears

Upstatemomof3 said...

tweet - http://twitter.com/Upstatemomof3/statuses/2654792291

Talina @ Harvest Of Daily Life said...

I did 2 loads a week before cloth diapering, now I am up to 4 loads a week.

The classic rock in unscented seems cool to try. Is it really safe for cloth diapers?

Talina @ Harvest Of Daily Life said...

Following GADbaby on twitter.

Talina @ Harvest Of Daily Life said...

Following rockngreensoap on twitter!

Talina @ Harvest Of Daily Life said...

Just tweeted the giveaway:
http://twitter.com/GiveawayQueen/status/2655188332

fashionfrugality said...

I do 2 loads a week. I would love to try the classic scent!
kkondek at gmail.com

fashionfrugality said...

Following on twitter - @ktkatherine
kkondek at gmail.com

fashionfrugality said...

Tweet! http://twitter.com/ktkatherine/status/2660745012
kkondek at gmail.com

fashionfrugality said...

I follow!
kkondek at gmail.com

momof3munchkins said...

tweet! http://twitter.com/momof3munchkins/status/2670558501

Laureen said...

7/16 tweet:
http://twitter.com/MamandeEDS/statuses/2682072681

lmarston AT yahoo DOT com

Molly said...

I do about 10 loads of laundry a week & I would love to try Cherry Almond.

Molly said...

I follow gadbaby on twitter
theincrediblemo

Molly said...

I follow rockingreensoap on twitter
theincrediblemo

Beth said...

We currently do 3-5 loads a week. Granted this will change in the next few months as we are expecting our first, and I plan on cloth diapering. I am trying to find better detergent to use.
I think I would like the fresh linen scent.

Beth said...

I am a GAD fan on facebook.

momof3munchkins said...

tweet! http://twitter.com/momof3munchkins/status/2689704788

Tylerpants said...

I'm doing 3 loads a week right now, I thought that was a lot! The lemon scent sounds great!
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trixpixel said...

I do about 3 loads a week. Would love to try the lemon scent.

Jessie Kaitlin said...

soft rock/brown sugar sounds like it would be good!

jessiekaitlin at hotmail dot com

Jessie Kaitlin said...

I tweeted

http://twitter.com/JessieKaitlin/status/2701009408

jessiekaitlin at hotmail dot com

Jessie Kaitlin said...

I follow your blog

jessiekaitlin at hotmail dot com

Jessie Kaitlin said...

I follow @gadbaby

jessiekaitlin at hotmail dot com

Jessie Kaitlin said...

I follow @rockingreensoap

jessiekaitlin at hotmail dot com

Jessie Kaitlin said...

I'm a fan on FB

jessiekaitlin at hotmail dot com

Laureen said...

Daily tweet:
http://twitter.com/MamandeEDS/statuses/2701274746

lmarston AT yahoo DOT com

Laureen said...

I follow @gadbaby on Twitter (MamandeEDS).

lmarston AT yahoo DOT com

Laureen said...

I follow @rockingreensoap on Twitter (MamandeEDS).

lmarston AT yahoo DOT com