Learn the New School Way of Doing Laundry!

This post was written by the Experimental Mommy in partnership with Tide and Downy at Walmart. All opinions remain 100% my own.

Welcome WGNO Viewers! Join me on Sunday, June 4th from 1-6pm at Walmart in Metairie for a New School Laundry Event featuring free samples and high value coupons for the products featured in the TV segment.

If you are anything like me, a walk down the laundry aisle at the grocery store can be quite intimidating and confusing. With so many products lining the shelves, it’s hard to know which one will work best for your laundry needs. So, how do I cope? I close my eyes and head straight for the same bottle of detergent I have purchased for years. But, because my daughters are growing and their activities are changing (plus Summer is sure to add tons of swimsuits and beach towels to my laundry basket), the same old routine may need a reset.

New School Laundry with Tide
Let go of your old habits! There is a new school way of doing laundry with a fresh regimen from Tide and Downy! Did you know that the average American throws away 65 pounds of clothes every year? But how you launder your clothes can make a huge difference in the longevity of your favorite items. The new school regimen includes 4 steps which are super easy to follow:

New School Regimen TV Segment

  • Tide PODS: These 3-in-1 pacs contain exactly the right amount of detergent, stain remover and brightener. Simply throw a pac into the drum of your washer and it will dissolve in any water temperature, meaning you can save money and extend the life of your clothes by using cold water rather than warm with each load.
  • Downy Protect & Refresh Liquid Fabric Conditioner: This is so much more than a fabric softener! This product locks out bad odors, giving clothes in-wear protection from offensive odors all day long. Just add Downy to your fabric softener reservoir (drawer or center of agitator).
  • Downy Fresh Protect Scent Boosting Beads: This is one of my favorite products! The beads are motion activated and provide 24-hour odor neutralization and freshness – they’re like deodorant for your clothes! You can shake a little or a lot directly into the drum of your washer before starting the load. The level of scent is totally up to you!
  • Downy Dryer Sheets: Finally, complete the laundry regimen by controlling static, preventing wrinkles, softening and providing long-lasting freshness by tossing a Downy Dryer Sheet into the dryer with your freshly washed clothes.

If you are in the New Orleans Metro Area and would like to learn more about this New School Regimen and receive free samples and high value coupons for the Tide and Downy products listed above, join me at one of the New School Laundry Regimen Events on Sunday, June 4th from 1-6pm at the following participating Walmart locations:

Walmart Supercenter                       880 N Highway 190                                            Covington

Walmart Supercenter                       300 W. Esplanade Ave                                       Kenner

Walmart Supercenter                       4810 Lapalco Blvd                                              Marrero

Walmart Supercenter                       8912 Veterans Memorial Blvd                         Metairie

Walmart Supercenter                       5110 Jefferson Hwy                                            New Orleans

Walmart Supercenter                       39142 Natchez Drive                                          Slidell

Walmart Supercenter                       410 N Canal Blvd                                                Thibodaux

My Savings.com – Start saving money today!

I love the start of a new year.  New beginnings, a fresh start, resolutions…..and then you get the holiday bills in the mail!  UGH!

Like most families, my husband and I examine our budget every now and again and figure out ways we can trim the fat.  One thing I promised myself I would start doing this year is using coupons at the grocery.  The ones that come in the Sunday paper are good, but I found a great way to boost savings with My Savings.com!

mysavings From the website:  “MySavings is an online community dedicated to bringing together consumers to share money saving tips and offers.  We provide a comprehensive directory of brand name free samples, printable grocery coupons, online coupons, free stuff and freebies, and other discounts and deals so that consumers can save money on products they already buy and sample and discuss which products are right for them and their family.”

It just takes a few minutes to sign up for the Grocery Coupons e mail, and within a few minutes I found several coupons for things I buy weekly or bi-weekly at the store.  Hurray!   This is a free service and I liked how most of the product savings offered were Brand-name items that are commonly used in most households.  My Savings also has a page for information on free samples that might be of interest to your household, and a forum where you can get money-saving tips and advice from other families working to save money as well, plus much more.  Don’t miss a thing and follow them on Twitter, too!  Your bank account will thank you!

This post has been sponsored by MySavings.com, however all opinions are 100% mine.

Got Free Stuff?

I absolutely love the holidays!  The decorations, the food, the family and even giving gifts.  But, my bank account isn’t quite as fond of the holidays as I am!  Every year, I carefully set a budget and every year, I ignore it.  So come January, I am looking for ways to cut back and help my wallet recover from all that free-flowing holiday spirit!

I must not be alone in my search to cut back, because sites that list bargains, coupons and free samples are becoming more popular.  Recently, I hopped on over to List Free Samples to see what they had to offer. From the website:

ListFreeSamples.com is created specially to provide users with completely legal free samples , printable coupons and more. No credit card or payment needed, no spam, no scam, just the best and coolest freebies available on the internet. They are absolutely dedicated to becoming the primary source for anything that is free and update their website every single day with a fresh batch of selected free stuff collected from the internet.

kelloggs After browsing the site, I found some great free samples of lip gloss, cereal coupons, and even fast food coupons!  You will be able to find your favorite brands such as Dove, Kellogg’s or L’Oreal by using the convenient search tool.  In just a few seconds I found ways to lower by grocery bill by signing up for free samples and great coupons.  List Free Samples does not distribute the free products, but rather provides a service to it’s readers by creating a one-stop-shop for all things FREE!

If you are looking to lower your grocery bill and pad your wallet, make sure you stop by List Free Samples before heading out the door!

This is a sponsored post, however all opinions are 100% mine.

Free samples from Alice.com!

Back in June, I asked Alice to marry me.   She is so fun, efficient and convenient that I just couldn’t get enough!  Maybe I should mention that Alice is an online grocery service….not a person.  LOL!


Alice.com allows you to grocery shop from your own home.  No lines.  No hassle.  No delivery fee.  NO KIDDING!  Since my first encounter, I have actually placed several orders of my own.  Most recently, I found my favorite deodorant for $0.59!  And did I mention that I didn’t have to stand in line to get it?  (You may have noticed that I detest waiting in line.)

Just when I thought it couldn’t get any better than $0.59 deodorant, Alice.com did it again!  Beginning October 1st, each time you place an order, you will receive special little freebies packaged just for you!  The free samples will be anything from cleanser to moisturizer, floss to shampoo.


And if that wasn’t enough to get you excited, if you place in order from October 1st through October 31st, you just may find a FABULOUS prize in your box!  Prizes will be randomly distributed in boxes and will include items such as a Flip camera, iPod shuffle, gas card, free movie rental, Alice.com swag, etc.

But wait, there’s MORE! Customers who spread the word via Twitter, Facebook or Blog Post on what they liked/disliked about their free samples or prize, will be entered to win a Mac Book!

For more details, check out the Alice.com blog and make sure you are following @Alice on Twitter!