Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Review and $15 Walmart Gift Card Giveaway!


GIVEAWAY HAS ENDED.  WINNERS ARE BEING TALLIED NOW. 
GOOD LUCK EVERYONE!
One of the benifits of being a blogger is that you get to try out new products.  
Last week Proctor and Gamble gave me a challenge.  You know me, I'm always up for a challenge!  They sent me a sample of their Cascade Complete All-in-1 ActionPac, and a glass baking dish and challenged me to:
  1. Make a very messy meal in a glass pan,
  2. Don't rinse out the casserole dish, 
  3. Leave it out for 24 hours 
  4. Put it in the dishwasher with a Cascade Complete All-in-1 ActionPac.
  5. Blog about my results.
My dishwasher is 15 years old and certainly not the greatest out there, so I was a little worried  I would be writing a so-so review for Proctor and Gamble, but I decided to accept their challenge.

So I made Lasagna.
And left the dish out for 24 hours. (Which proved VERY hard to do.  It was quite disgusting to see that dirty pan sitting there all day!)
And here is the after:
It looks brand new!  I was seriously scared it wouldn't work and I would have to write up a bad review.  I guess Cascade really believes in their product!  And rightfully so, I was really impressed that it came out so clean and I didn't have to pre-rinse it at all.  I also noticed that the glassware I had in that same load came out completely clear with no water spots at all.

You can purchase your own trial packages that includes 3 Action-Pacs at Walmart for $1.  Try the Cascade Complete ActionPac challenge for yourself!  (it was kind of a fun experiment.) :)


Now for the giveaway part....
I have 5 trial packs of Cascade Complete All-in-1 ActionPacs for my readers to try this same challenge at home! And one ultra-lucky winner will receive a $15 Walmart gift card! That's 6 winners!

To enter:
  • Leave a comment below about what meal you would most like to try your Cascade Complete All-in-1 ActionPacs on. 
For multiple entries you can leave a comment for each of the following:
  • Follow Thrifty 101 
  • Follow on Facebook
  • Follow on Twitter
  • Post a button or link back to Thrifty 101 (or DIY Thrifty Thursday button) on your blog
  • Bonus Entries: If you have any "special entry" words, don't forget to leave a message for that too. ;)
I will randomly draw 6 winners.  The main winner will get the $15 Walmart Gift Card and the 5 runners up will get the Cascade Complete All-in-1 Actionpacs. 

GOOD LUCK EVERYONE!
I'll post the winners Monday at 7:00 pm MST.

Special thanks to P&G for providing the Cascade Complete All-in-1 ActionPacs kit, the 5 trial packs of Cascade Complete All-in-1 Action Pacs, and the $15 Walmart gift card to give away through MyBlogSpark.

Now for the legal stuff:
This product review was based on using complimentary Cascade product provided by P&G. I also received a Walmart® gift card to share with my readers. P&G does not represent or warrant the accuracy of any statements or product claims made here, nor does it endorse any opinions expressed within this blog site.
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208 comments:

  1. Oh my...so many meals! I have a terrible apartment dishwasher so anything like that would be INCREDIBLE!!

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  2. PS underwater hotels are awesome too

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  3. And I like to follow your blog. So many goodies!

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  4. I have your button on my blog.

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  5. I love following your blog.

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  6. I wish someday to stay in an underwater hotel.

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  7. The hardest thing I can think of to get clean is my crock pot pan after cooking my hashbrown casserole.

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  8. My enchiladas always leave a huge mess...this might work!

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  9. I love the underwater hotel!!

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  10. I'd try this on my enchilada stack recipe.

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  11. Lasagna will be first dish I'd like to try on

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  15. I would love to try this product on the dish from my mother-in-law's lasagna. It is hard to clean up after!

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  16. Also, an underwater hotel sounds AWESOME

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  17. That's awesome! I don't have a specific dish/meal in mind but I do know what I would want to try it on! I definitely have NOT mastered using as few pots/pans as possible when cooking. To make an average dinner I use around 4. I know! Ridiculous. What's even worse is washing alllll those pots and pans on a nightly basis! If I could get away without having to prerinse and scrub them I would be very happy indeed!

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  18. I'd like to try it out on scalloped potatoes.

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  20. That underwater Hotel looks amazing.

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  21. I would try it on oatmeal.

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  22. Have you seen an underwater hotel before?

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  23. Meatloaf always makes a hard pan to clean, so this would be great next time we make it!
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  24. I make a mean broccoli casserole for family gatherings with velveeta cheese. I usually make it in a disposable tin container so I don't have to wash it afterwards! I would love to give these things a try!

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  27. I have to say...I'm a bit claustrophobic, and I cannot snorkel or scuba (I tried..It wasn't pretty). I'm not sure if the idea of an underwater hotel room is awesome or frightening. I think I lean more toward liking it though. So beautiful!

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  28. I'd try this on my meatloaf pan!
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  32. definitely would use on the lasagna pan

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  34. Where is that underwater hotel located anyway? I'm pretty sure it's not in my neck of the woods!

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  35. I think I'd try it on lasagna. That's always a harder dish to clean.

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  36. I'd love to try this on a dish my husband makes that he calls "bean slop." It has ground beef and baked beans and canned tomatoes.
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  40. I think I'd like to try it after dinner, it seems that;'s when my dishes are the dirtiest! mjjaegly@yyahoo.com

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  43. I'd use this on my baked spaghetti! Always leaves such a mess!

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  46. Oh I would really like to try it on our chicken enchilada casserole!
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  49. The meal I'd most like to try these on is supper. LPoser1 [at] gmail [dot] com

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  50. I would make my sister's enchilada casserole!

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  53. I'd like to try cascade after making so extra cheesy lasagna

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  57. a casserole dish!!
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  61. I would love to try it on my dish after making my cheesy enchiladas!
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  66. I would love to try this product on my Chicken Tortilla Casserole dish that I prepare quite often. My dishwasher is 9 years old, and wasn't a good one to start with, so I practically wash every dish before it goes in.

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  67. The meal I would like to test is cheesy pizza.

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  69. i'd try it on my brownies!

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  79. I would love to try it on my croc pot it seems like everything sticks and it takes forever to get it off!!

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  80. I would use it on our Buffalo Chicken Wing dip. That pan always has stubborn cheese that wont come off

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  81. I think lasagna.
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  82. I would make homemade macaroni and cheese!
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  86. I would like to try this on, really, anything I cook. I burn EVERYTHING!
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  88. I would try lasagna.
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  92. I'd love to try it on my lasagana dish. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  95. Mine would be the pizza casserole I make thanks
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  98. I’d like to try the All-in-1 on bbq chicken…oooo…ahhh…
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  103. I would try it on my tuna noodle casserole. All that cheese gets baked on...

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  106. I would try on lasagna!
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  109. I make homemade macaroni on the stove and that pan gets very cheesy googy. Would love to try on that!

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  111. To me, lasagna is one of the messiest things to clean because of the dried up sauce. Email: yona(at)pricelesswriters.com

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  112. I would like to try this when I make Lasagna.

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  116. baked spaghetti!

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  120. gotta love an underwater hotel

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  121. Definitely after supper when I have casserole dishes that require intense cleaning.

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  122. Hi, I'm glad I found your contest! I could certainly try this product after using my crockpot--sometimes it is hard to clean.

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  123. I love baking chicken wings, but it always makes a mess. I want to try this product :)

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  124. I'd love to use these on enchiladas!
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  127. Everything! My newborn barely gives me enough time to cook and eat much less clean up the dishes after so by the time I finally get to the dishes everything is caked on!
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  128. I'd like to try this on the pan that I bake Chicken Enchiladas in.

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  129. Id like to try it with lasagna

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  130. I would love to put my enchilada casserole pan to the test!

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  131. I would like to try my baked spagetti with extra cheese wilcarvic
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  132. My tuna casserole pan would be a Great start!
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  136. My soon to be brother in law loves Phitetas! So I might give it to my sister!
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  137. I'd like to try it on the frying pan that I've cooked fried eggs in:) annejk112233(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  141. Hubby has gotten to where he wants to cook. Bless him, he does a good job but he makes a MESS! I have grease caked on my stove and hood from him cooking two days ago that I dread cleaning. I would love to try this on the dishes he uses which also have things caked on them when he is done.

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  145. Lasagna would test it out pretty well :)!
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  147. I'd like to try the Cascade after I've baked a sheet cake.

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  154. Probably my lasagna or macaroni and cheese

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  155. id love to try this after making stuffed shells
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  156. I would love to try this on my crockpot. Everything I make in it is so messy!

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  159. I would like to use this on everything. I always think things are clean & then after I put them away & go to use them, I see stains/spots. We're getting a new dishwasher soon too. dramaqueensmum@gmail.com

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  162. I would probably have to say lasagna as well! I hate cleaning my pan after that meal!

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  167. I would love to try this on my casserole dish after I have made Chicken Enchiladas and Rice.

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  168. I would like to try it on my casserole dish after I make some manicotti!

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  177. I'd like to try cascade packs on my cheesy patatoes because they always stick to my pans

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  178. lasagna or cowboy casserole. those are always the tough ones for me!
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