Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Thomas Live and a Laundry Soap Giveaway

Memorial Day Saturday (cause you know it entails a whole three day weekend so this works) we got to go see Thomas the Train Live! in Lincoln.

We made a day of it, going to the Lincoln Zoo (really cute, but small. W/ our Omaha Zoo pass, we only paid $12, so that wasn't too bad.), Ben Franklin for cheap candy (and Ben Franklin 2 for a scrapbook pen), and Raisin' Canes for some of the best darn chicken fingers IN THE WORLD.

Cane's Sauce. If you're a Canic, you know what I'm talking about.

We had a lot of fun at Thomas Live! BUT, our good seats (first row, section section, floor) turned out to not be so good once the show started because the kids could not see the stage. So, we went up into the bleacher section where we could see much better (there were empty seats and I noticed a lot of the people from the flooring movin' on up). Moral of the story...height is good for a kids show.

Now, for the giveaway.

Thanks to MomSelect, I got to review Sun Laundry Detergent. Yep, the cheap stuff...AKA my best laundry friend.

When we moved to Omaha and had to buy a washing machine, we got a great deal on a front loader. I was excited, thinking of all the money I'd save on water and electricity.
Then...I realized there was no "cheap" HE soap, a must for a front loader if you want it to work for very long (just ask my friend Liz). So, all the money I dreamed of saving went out the door and in that same door entered the world of Tide and other pricey soaps, leaving me a little bummed each time I had to buy more.

I was not happy.

Sun (a frequent visitor at my house in Baton Rouge, it really does work as well, I've done tests thanks to my willing volunteers to dirty the best of clothes : ) started putting out an HE laundry soap and I got to test it out. I've used the dirtiest laundry we've got, and so far, it's all come out clean, even the shirt Jackson wore the day he ate a lot of cookies with chocolate chips and had chocolate smears everywhere! There isn't really a scent, though it says it's clean and fresh or something, so that is a plus if you don't like your clothes to smell like the washing machine. Right now I've been using Gain fabric softener, so that was not a problem (I tested it w/o the softener, first)

I am so happy to have an inexpensive option for my laundry again. I love the scent of Tide, and some of its abilities, but so far, I've loved Sun, so I know I will be looking for it the next time I need detergent.

I've got FIVE coupons for my readers to have. I will give them to the first five readers to email me at theremingtons (at) cox (dot) net. Simply send me your mailing address and I will get a coupon out to you.

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Megan R. said...

Ethan looks like he is totally diggin it! So adorable! C had cheeseburger and tater tots for dinner last night.

MamabearMills said...

MY HUBBY AND my one year old drink that damn sauce! erg

MommyRU said...

I'd never heard of Raisin Canes...but now I know where to get good chicken fingers if I'm ever near one!

MamabearMills said...

im just letting you know that I never got the Jamband cd I won.

-Veronica said...


I swear I go back to visit my family just so I can eat all the food down there! ;)