23 December 2011

Review & Giveaway: Shout Free

Mom Central recently asked if I wanted to be a part of the new Shout Ambassador blog tour.

I feel like I am always doing laundry. It seems to be the most time consuming chore I have. It's not that I mind, really - it's just that I am floored at the amount of laundry our family of three seems to come up with! I went from doing about two loads every two weeks, if that, before I was married - to 7 to 10 loads a week these days! If I ignore it for more than a day, I loose sight of my laundry bin in the bathroom!

You would think that my daughter would be the worst stain offender in our home, but it's actually my DH. My first job way back when was a thrift store, and because of that, I learned the stain and wear patterns kids would make on their clothes. I kept this information in the back of my head all those years, and have actually done a really good job at keeping the stains from even beginning to happen by carefully planning clothes vs activities vs food choices. It's not foolproof, of course - but let's say I've avoided 50% of stains we could have ended up with if she was as bad as her daddy. Now if only I could get that to work with DH.... LOL

When stains do happen, I try to catch it immediately, use a stain remover, and let it soak overnight. I take pride in our wardrobes and I don't like fabrics to look sloppy. I really do believe taking care of your fabrics with quality laundry detergent and following care directions on garment labels can make a difference in the lifespan of the garment. You might be rolling your eyes at me, but if a shirt lasts longer, you're saving money not having to replace it AND you're helping the environment.


Speaking of the environment, some of you know I've been trying as best as I can to switch our home over to green product choices. I have always liked Shout! products, so I was happy to hear they have come out with Shout Free. Shout Free has zero dyes, zero fragrance, and 99% natural ingredients. Like the other Shout! stain removers, it works in all water temperatures, and has that convenient trigger dispenser we all know and love.

It didn't take long after the package arrived with some Shout Free for us to try for stains to appear. I should have just sat there with the bottle in my hands, lol Actually it was my fault - I served up some Thousand Island dressing with the carrots at snack time and you can guess what happened to the little dipping container. (the dogs were more than happy to lick at whatever they could get to LOL!) Even though I was in the middle of preparing dinner, it took me seconds to take her shirt off, zip on some Shout Free! and get right back to chopping veggies. When I was done, I let the shirt soak in a bin for a few hours, then tossed it in the next load of laundry. I saw no difference between regular Shout and the Shout Free! in stain removal to my eyes - it worked just as well, and the stain was pretty much gone! I'm pretty pleased, and I'll continue to purchase it in the future.

Right now, Shout is offering downloadable coupons on their Facebook page for Shout Free and Color Catcher with Oxi! Head on over to print yours now.

Win it! Two lucky winners will each win a sample of Shout Free! To enter, tell us who is the worst stain offender in your family.

As always, you can receive extra entries for:

-Subscribing to my feed OR following my blog
-Blogging about this giveaway with a link back
-Tweeting about this giveaway 1X (leave the link in your comment below or @psychotichouse)
Win Shout Free ends 12/31 http://bit.ly/rXg2uL @psychotichouse

That's four (4) possible entries! Giveaway ends December 31st at 11:59 PM PST, and please leave your email address in your entry or have it available in your profile. US only, sorry :( Good luck everyone!! :)

I wrote this review while participating in a campaign by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Shout and received a product sample to facilitate my review and a promotional item to thank me for taking the time to participate.

64 comments:

Rich said...

Lol, this is a tough one with two kids...but in the end, I have to go with me! As a single dad, I do a lot more cooking than i use to & I make good use of towels & cleaners :)

Rich said...

tweeted... http://twitter.com/#!/unevenfist/status/150330681745092608

Denise S. said...

The worst is splatter cooking grease.
lazybones344 at gmail dot com

slb3334 said...

tomato sauce.

slb3334@gmail.com

Doug Houston said...

I hate to say it but I am the worst offender. Grease and oil.

digdougx at comcast.net

jusaweecatnap said...

I'm with you - DH. But, hey, I spill, too. I'm really happy to see a version of anything that is free of perfumes. I wish everything was that way.

jusaweecatnap said...

I get your emails.

texaswithlove1982 said...

The worst offender is my husband who likes to fry foods which leaves a lot of splattered grease.

texaswithlove1982 said...

GFC follower already -texaswithlove1982

texaswithlove@yahoo.com

texaswithlove1982 said...

tweeted at
https://twitter.com/#!/ebdelacruz/status/150471318045851648


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amanda said...

i am the worst stain offender... always with oil.

amanda said...

email subscriber

Janice said...

ummmmm, considering I'm the clumsiest... I think I'll fess up and say me. :P

m8usi@yahoo.com

Janice said...

e-mail subscriber and GFC follower as "J" (blue bird pic)

m8usi@yahoo.com

Janice said...

tweeted:
http://twitter.com/#!/cappytweet/status/150631722994774018

m8usi@yahoo.com

Kia89 said...

Grease stains.
austma7@aol.com

Kia89 said...

I follow via GFC.
austma7@aol.com

Kia89 said...

Tweeted
https://twitter.com/#!/DiamondStar728/status/150661576251293696
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Aileen said...

Worst stain offender is my daughter. She uses her clothes as napkins. aroibmom at gmail dot com

Aileen said...

email subscriber. arobimom at gmail dot com

Aileen said...

https://twitter.com/#!/monkeygrl59/status/150891801065177088. tweet arobimom at gmail dot com

crystletellerday said...

i am LOL crystletellerday@yahoo.com

Noelle said...

Oh dear I wish I could say hubby but...IT"S ME!!!! If it is going to stain, it will fall on me...(The corgi helps when it falls on the floor)
I would love to try this latest one so thank you for the opportunity!
Blessings,

Lisa said...

My husband is the worst. Stains seem to be magnetically attracted to him!
lafittelady at gmail dot com

amy16323 said...

grass stains
amy16323(at)gmail(dot)com

mom2gabnnat said...

It's a toss up between my husband (coffee dribbles) or my daughter (all things food).
jenswps at yahoo . com

mom2gabnnat said...

GFC follower
jenswps at yahoo . com

Jennifer R said...

The worst stain offender in my family is my youngest child. She is messy! reejen at comcast dot net

tatertot374 said...

My son for sure
thank you
tatertot3741@gmail.com

channallocks said...

Husband

Diane52 said...

I am the worst offender as I always get food on my shirt, every time I eat.
Diane Baum
esldiane@gmail.com

Kathy said...

My son is the worst offender. Football stains!

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Renee G said...

The worst stain offender in my family is usually me. I just seem to be a clutz when it comes to eating.
rsgrandinetti@yahoo(dot)com

Renee G said...

tweet
http://twitter.com/#!/rsgrandinetti/status/152614391265767424
rsgrandinetti@yahoo(dot)com

Erica C. said...

My boyfriend is the first...mainly because of his job.
ericacarnes(at)gmail(dot)com

MAC Mom said...

All of them really! My daughter always gets her lunch on her school uniform. Ketchup is the worst. My son always get chocolate on his clothes.
They're pretty messy.

Jesskaufman at hotmail dot com

MAC Mom said...

GFC as Mac Mom
Jesskaufman at hotmail dot com

MAC Mom said...

tweet http://twitter.com/#!/MACMOMof3/status/152626207387693056
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kygirl said...

That would be my husband
stanleybilly(at)bellsouth(dot)net

socialjag said...

I am!!!

naturegirl said...

I am the worst stain offender. I'm a messy eater and my shirts are frequently marred by food stains.

erma said...

The worst stain offender is grease.
erma2167@sbcglobal.net

missrantsypants said...

My husband is the worst!

clarkmurdock@yahoo.com

CherylS22 said...

My husband is the worst offender with the machining oil on his work shirts.
Thanks for the giveaway!
megalon22 at yahoo dot com

CherylS22 said...

RSS feed subscriber (Cheryl EntryAccount)
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Jim said...

My brother is with the grease from work

jim.coyne2@verizon.net

Jim said...

i follow via GFC

James

jim.coyne2@verizon.net

Jim said...

i tweeted

https://twitter.com/#!/JCoyne1031/status/153280443897221120

jim.coyne2@verizon.net

Jessica said...

My daughter is the worst stain offender, it seems like every meal something has landing on her clothes.

PaintedPony17@yahoo.com

Jessica said...

I follow via GFC- PaintedPony17

PaintedPony17@yahoo.com

samf36 said...

I am the biggest stain maker in my family. I fail to wear an apron while cooking and usually make a mess.

Erica H said...

My toddler son is the worst offender!

erica.heft(at)gmail.com

kngmckellar said...

My boys are my worst stain offenders with their grease stains.

kngmckellar said...

email subscriber

kngmckellar said...

https://twitter.com/#!/kngmckellar/status/153338962142961665

kngmckellar said...

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blogged

Breanne said...

My husband

Breanne said...

Google Reader subscriber

Gianna said...

My baby.. the celebrated pooper.

Gianna said...

I'm an email subscriber.

wallindeb said...

I agree with several of the posters. I get grease splattered on me while cooking.
wallindeb@yahoo.com

wallindeb said...

I am a confirmed email subscriber
wallindeb@yahoo.com

wallindeb said...

http://twitter.com/#!/wallindeb/status/153367868275294208
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