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Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Clorox ToiletWand Review & Give Away!


If you've been reading here long you'll know that I am all over the latest deal and how to score things cheap or even better - FREE! That being said, I am also a mom that likes to find balance between cheap and time saving. The best products are those that prove to be both time saving and money saving!

Well, Clorox offered to sponsor a post here so that I could put their Clorox ToiletWand to the test. They've also offered to give three of my wonderful readers a free ToiletWand kit to test for themselves!

The kit includes a toilet wand and 6 disinfecting heads that snap on. These heads are single use and already have the cleaner/disinfectant in them. Once you've used the head you click a button and the head pops off. They aren't flushable so you just pop them into the trash when you are done and all that is left is the plastic wand - germ free!

Here's my thoughts:

  • I like the convenience - it made speedy work of cleaning the toilet bowl
  • It is not too expensive - at $2.99 (retail) for refills. However, you can purchase other cleaners for much cheaper.
  • I like that the germy part ends up in the trash and all that is left behind is the "wand" - so no worries that the baby will get into the nasty toilet brush!
  • You still need a washcloth and some sort of cleaner or wipe to clean the seat -so the product doesn't eliminate all the hands on cleaning.
  • There was plenty of cleaner on the brush - and in my trials it was plenty enough to clean two toilets - back to back before tossing the head in the trash.
So what is my final decision? It is definitely time saving - but money saving it is not. Well, that is as long as you can't find a coupon and a sale to get 'em cheap! I love the product but not sure if my cheap self can get past the extra expense - especially since we're on a tight budget around these parts! If you've got the cash and this chore is one you really hate - I'd say spring for it.

What to run your own trial?

You can get a printable coupon for $5 off HERE (two prints per computer)

You can also join the Twitter Party - Oct 23rd from 10-11pm EST
Prizes for the Twitter Party include: 3 Clorox Toilet Wand Kits and (1) $100 Visa GC for a Bathroom Makeover

And last, you can win one of three kits HERE!

Here's what you need to do to enter:
1. Visit Clorox's website HERE
Check out the section titled "Cleaner Home" and then come back here and leave a comment telling me one new thing you learned.

For extra entries you can:
  • Tweet about this give away (up to once per day!). Grab this and post it on Twitter: @CentsibleSawyer is giving away 3 Clorox ToiletWand Kits. Go enter HERE: http://tinyurl.com/yf52zye
  • Grab my button and post it on your side bar or add a text link to this blog on your side bar - then come back and leave a separate comment.
  • Blog about this give away and leave a link in the comments section here.
  • Post it on Facebook with a link back here then leave a comment here with your Facebook link.

This Contest ends October 24th at 11:59 EST. The winner will be chosen via random.org and will be announced shortly there after!

31 Comments:

Lisa said...

I just added your button to my page

Lisa said...

I just blogged about it. http://etxsaver.blogspot.com/2009/10/clorox-wand-giveaway-at-centsible.html

I tweeted earlier. @etxsaver is my twitter name

Liz @ Sweetwatersavings said...

I'm a cleaning freak, but never thought to soak sponges in bleach. What a great way to extend the life of them, I usually throw them out when they are still good because I'm worried about the germs & bacteria.

liz@sweetwatersavings.com

Liz @ Sweetwatersavings said...

I tweeted ~
http://twitter.com/sweetwatersavin/statuses/5067086065

Mandy said...

I have to laugh at myself, I never knew you could machine wash your kitchen sponges! That was a great tip! Money saver right there for me. Also I was reminded I need to clean the fridge handle more often!

Mandy said...

I did a Twitter Message...
@mandypenwell

Chris B. said...

I learned how to clean my cutting boards properly!

twocuff@precisionvarminting.com

Anonymous said...

Never thought of washing my sponges. I have always just thrown them out.

Sarah B.
allenandsally(at)hotmail(dot)com

Dina said...

I never knew about washing your kitchen sponge either. I always threw them away.

tredinadavis@yahoo.com

Tamara B. said...

To disinfect shower curtains, spray thoroughly with Clorox® Clean-Up® Cleaner with Bleach, let stand 5 minutes, and rinse or wipe down.
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Frugal Mommy said...

I learned how to clean my cutting board

Anonymous said...

My cutting boards will be a lot cleaner now that I've learned how to clean them the proper way.

Denise
pugmom@hotmail.com

soon to be MRS. K said...

I learned about washing my kitchen sponges! I would love to try the ToiletWand =)

CouponQueen81 said...

I never knew you could wash them either :)

SandyM204 said...

I learned to deodorize drains, flush with water. Pour 1 cup Clorox Regular-Bleach into the drain, then flush with hot water.

SandyM204 said...

tweeted - http://twitter.com/LMsMeeMaw/status/5085384293

Linda B said...

I never thought about it but the flush handle on the toilet is definitely one thing that needs attention. You can kill the germs with Clorox Disinfecting Wipes.

itsme10151(at)yahoo(dot)com

icunursemicki said...

I found lots of info of colds and flu, and the differences between the two.
http://www.clorox.com/healthier_lives/cold_flu/article.php?subsection=cold_flu_101&article_id=cold_flu_chart

Gina said...

I never thought of washing sponges in the washing machine. I usually do it in the dishwasher!

Laura said...

It really makes you think, when you learn all these little tidbits! I have never liked sponges and I don't generally buy them, but I totally use my cutting board all the time. It's nice to hear how to safely sanitize it!

Melissa said...

I had no idea you could wash and clean your sponges! That will reduce waste and limit my re-ups on the sponges!

Pam said...

I like the tip to use Clorox wipes to clean the trash can. We love the wipes--so convenient!

SH said...

I learned all the hot spotsn in the bathroom !
bargainfun1 at yahoo

SH said...

i have your button
www.bargainfun.blogspot.com

Susan said...

I just learned I need to clean my fridge more often. I would have never known this was as important at it is. I will defintly clean it more often.

Susan said...

I have your button!

Anonymous said...

debra.pauley@yahoo.com
i will clean it more often,

algwhitaker said...

I just went and cleaned my drain in my kitchen sink. I never think to do that.

one frugal lady said...

I have always just cut my sponges in half, and thrown them away after a few uses. I didn't know you could wash them! That is really frugal!
onecheaplady@yahoo.com

Young in TX said...

Learned you can wash sponges. Cool. Now if I could just do the same for the toilet bowl! lol.

Laura in TX
123yes456@gmail.com

Mega said...

Wow! You can wash your sponges!!! I am definitly using this tip of theirs.

homeschoollibrarygirl@yahoo.com