Sunday, November 7, 2010

Mr Clean Magic Eraser with Febreze Review

I absolutely love the Mr. Clean Magic Erasers. They literally saved my ancient bathtub, my baseboards from having to be repainted, our aging outdoor chairs, and so much more. When I saw the Mr. Clean Magic Erasers with Febreeze I was ecstatic and thought, "what a wonderful combination of two great products. " You could smell the wonderful clean smell before you even opened the box. One side of the sponge is the original Mr. Clean Magic Eraser, the other side is a green sponge apparently soaked in a solution of Febreeze and activated when wet. The fresh smell was a wonderful treat for the senses, but I was quickly disappointed when I realized that the green side was NOT the same as the Magic Eraser and did not perform the same as the Mr. Clean Magic Eraser sponges and in fact was like most normal sponges. This put me in a dilemma should I tear the green sponge off so I could use both sides of the Mr. Clean sponge or keep it on there and just rinse more often? I opted to tear it off because if you have ever used a Mr. Clean Magic Eraser, you know that as you use them they start to disintegrate and unless you turn them and use both side equally, they don't last as long. But then I was without that wonderful clean smelling Febreeze effect. I actually purchase 6 boxes of 2 of them at Big Lots since they were such a deal. Still a deal even though I have to tear off the green side, but I wish they could figure out how to infuse the Febreeze into the Mr. Clean Magic Eraser in it's original state.

Friday, November 5, 2010

New Direction for my blog

I have not written on here in a VERY long time. I think one reason was that there were so many other coupon blogs out there and it really seemed that they were just all copying and pasting the same information. Don't get me wrong, I really enjoy the blogs I follow, but I just felt like me writing another one was like reinventing the wheel. Then the other day it hit me as I was walking through our local Save-A-Lot looking for garbage bags.. I wished there was a blog that actually reviewed products that weren't from the major brands. I will be the first to day that I am a name brand snob sometimes. I fear the off brands because I have had problems with them before and hate wasting money and pair that with the fact that I get most name brand items so cheap with coupons that I rarely need to buy off brand items. So... a new focus for my blog- though I will still try and share outstanding coupon deals.

Today's items- Save-A-Lot brand tall kitchen trash bags.


They have the name Poly Steel on them and there 30-13 gallon twist tie trash bags in the box for about $2.69. I have purchased some name brand trash bags on a roll before that were thinner and of a much lesser quality then these bags. I have stuffed them, compressed them, dropped them(while full), and have not had any problems with them. The only thing I would like to see improved is a little more of a flap at the top of the bags to make it easier to tie them shut, but am very happy with them and even with coupons paired with sales, I have not been able to get trash bags for this low price. So if you have a Save-A-Lot near you and need trash bags-I suggest you try these.

On a side note, if you go to Save-A-Lot's website and register for their Smart Shopper Club, you will be emailed a printable coupon worth $5.00 off any purchase of $25 and have access to other printable coupons on their website.