I've been doing this 'blogging thing' for a couple of years now, and lately, I'm discovering it occasionally has it's perks.
For example, a little while ago, I was contacted by a representative from Procter and Gamble.
She had stumbled into the Korner and thought I might be a good marketing candidate for some of their products.
She offered to send me free 'stuff' in exchange for a blog review of the product.
How can I say no to FREE product?!?!?
Well, OK, there were a couple of offers she had that I refused, but not the ones I REALLY wanted to try out :-)
Some of you may remember the dishwasher I bought myself for xmas a couple of years ago.
In that dishwasher, I've tried the powder and the cream.
Different brands. Different results.
Spots - no spots.
Rings - no rings.
Streaks - no streaks.
Clean - not clean.
One thing I haven't yet tried are the Cascade® pacs.
This is one of the products I was sent ...
Bonus points for the pretty packaging ;-)
Usually, I rinse the dishes before putting them through the wash.
According to the Ex, I rinse them to the point of no longer needing to run through the wash! lol.
So for this experiment, I decided to fight the urge to 'clean' them first, and stuck them in as is.
No. I don't usually take pics of my dirty dishes.
Actually, now that I think about it, this would be the FIRST time I've ever taken a picture of my dirty dishes.
I ran them through the 'Normal' cycle and ...
... those same dishes after going through a wash with a Cascade® tablet.
Less streaks left on the glasses.
I wouldn't say everything was spotless, but ...
I was happy :-)
And maybe just a little bit impressed.
I'm not saying I'll immediately add it to the grocery list. When I need dish washing detergent, what I buy will usually be determined by what's on sale.
But the next time I need some, if the price is right, I'd throw it in the cart.
Now, I'm off to try the new Swiffer Dust & Shine® Furniture Spray that she sent me :-)
Actually, I received two . Lilac and Vanilla Scent and Tropical Sunshine.
The Vanilla / Lilac should be interesting. Considering I LOVE the smell of vanilla, and really can't stand the scent of Lilac.
But, I did warn the lady that I wouldn't be anything but honest about my opinions.
That's the chance they take when they give me the perks to blog about ;-)
I've also made it clear that if she has any flat screen TVs that needed reviewing, I'd be alllll over that one ;-)