Get a Load of This: Gain Detergent Giveaway!

As a wedding gift, my in-laws gave us a brand new washer and dryer.  As you can imagine, we were elated!  The set served us well for eleven years even making it through Hurricane Katrina.  However, over time, a less than pleasurable odor rose from the washer even after several attempts to clean it from top to bottom.

You can imagine my excitement when I was recently chosen as a Whirlpool Mom!  I received the Whirlpool Duet set which has tons of great features to test on my mountains of laundry.  Because this is my very first High Efficiency washer, I needed to check out the detergents appropriate to use in my new machine.

Now that my kids are no longer infants, I admit to looking for the detergent that not only cleans my clothes but leaves a nice, fresh scent.  I have never bought Gain before, but have heard from friends that the scent was amazing and long lasting.  I figured because I had a new washer, I should branch out and try a new HE detergent!

We received the one bottle of Gain laundry detergent, one bottle of Gain fabric softener and a box of Gain dryer sheets in Original Scent.  I immediately opened the detergent and confirmed what my friends had professed!  I quickly learned that HE machines use much less detergent (and water), so it is imperative that HE detergent is used in HE machines.  One of the features I love about my new Whirlpool is the precision dispenser which allows me to pour enough detergent into a reservoir for up to 32 loads of laundry.  With each cycle, the proper amount of detergent is released into the load which eliminates waste. There is even a reservoir for fabric softener!


After my very first load of laundry, I opened the door to remove the clothes from the washer and was greeted by the lovely smell of Gain.  I definitely love the Original Scent, but did you know that there are many more scents (lavender, island fresh and apple mango tango, to name a few).  Not a fan of scents?  Try the Ocean Escape which is the

lightest of all the Gain varieties.  While I am now officially in love with the HE Liquid Original Scent, there is an impressive lineup of Gain products including powder detergent, Gain with Febreeze and even Gain Dishwashing liquid. Not sure of your laundry personality?  Take the “Get a Sniff of Me” Quiz!  Already know you love Gain?  Join the Fan Club to get insider info and exclusive offers.


One reader will win one bottle of Gain laundry detergent, one bottle of Gain fabric softener and a box of Gain dryer sheets (ARV $30)!

How to Enter:

1. Tell me which Gain scent is your favorite!

Additional entries:

1. Blog about this giveaway and link to The Not-So-Blog and Gain (10 extra entries).

2. Follow me (@BridgetteLA) on Twitter and Tweet this giveaway. Every time you tweet you get an additional entry! Limited to 10 a day, please. (You must have over 50 Twitter followers to qualify for unlimited entries!)

3. Subscribe to my blog.

4. Become a Fan of The Not-So-Blog and Gain on Facebook.

5. Place my blog button on your sidebar.

Contest ends at 11:59pm CST on October 11th. Prizes not claimed in 72 hours will be forfeited. Open to U.S. Residents only.

This post is the opinion of the Experimental Mommy. Others may have a differing opinion of the product. While a sample product was received to facilitate this review, all opinions remain 100% honest.


  1. Jennifer J says:

    I love Hawaiian Aloha!!

  2. Charlene Kuser says:

    My favorite scent is Island Fresh

  3. Charlene Kuser says:

    Following you on Twitter (@Swtlilchick)

  4. Charlene Kuser says:

    I am a subscriber to your blog

  5. Charlene Kuser says:

    I am a fan of The Not-So-Blog and Gain on Facebook (Charlene Kuser)

  6. Veronica Garrett says:

    Citrus Splash is my favorite scent.

  7. i like Island Fresh

  8. Island fresh or the original

  9. I am a subscriber

  10. I follow both on FB.(Donna Kozar)

  11. Mountain Fresh is my favorite

  12. email subscriber

  13. fan on face book-laura deluca

  14. got your button

  15. We love the Ocean Escape scent the most. Cool and fresh smell that lasts.