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Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Chief Family Officer's Third Anniversary Celebration: Giveaway #3 #4 - $10 CVS gift card & Cascade products


Unless you're brand new to CFO (and if you are, welcome!), you know that I love playing The Drugstore Game and that my new favorite store is CVS. So it seemed only right to give away a CVS gift card! And we all know by now that giving away a $10 CVS gift card is like giving away $500 ;)

In addition to the CVS gift card, Cascade will give the winner a bottle of dishwashing gel. And, four other readers will receive their own bottle of Cascade gel!

To enter, head over to the Cascade site and look around. Then come back and leave me a comment telling me something you learned.

For an extra chance to win, subscribe to my feed via RSS or email and leave a separate comment telling me you have done so (or that you're already subscribed).

And for a third chance to win, write about this giveaway on your own site, then leave me a separate comment with a link to your post.


The giveaway ends at 6:00 p.m. PDT on Wednesday, June 11. I'll use Random.org to generate a number that corresponds with the winning comment.

The winners will be announced here on CFO. If I can easily locate the winners' email address, I will also email the winners. The winners will have 48 hours to claim their prizes; otherwise a new winner will be randomly selected.

One entry per type per person. This giveaway is open to residents of the U.S. and Canada.

Good luck!

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105 Comments:

  • At 6/4/08, 7:09 AM, Blogger elliekarhan said…

    Cascade Plastic Booster removes red stains and odors from plastics and makes them like new again- which means all my nasty tupperware is going to look great!

     
  • At 6/4/08, 7:09 AM, Blogger elliekarhan said…

    I also subscribe to your site via RSS! Go Google reader!

     
  • At 6/4/08, 8:13 AM, Blogger Kait said…

    Here's something I learned:
    Tip: There's no need to overload the dishwasher because even small loads are still more energy efficient than doing dishes in the sink.

     
  • At 6/4/08, 8:13 AM, Blogger Kait said…

    I also subscribed via email.

     
  • At 6/4/08, 8:18 AM, Blogger Kait said…

    Also made a post:
    http://kaitsplate.blogspot.com/2008/06/winning-wednesdays.html

     
  • At 6/4/08, 8:31 AM, Anonymous Tinna said…

    Tips for loading silverware in your dishwasher. Load some handles up and some with handles down to prevent nesting. For better cleaning results

     
  • At 6/4/08, 8:41 AM, Anonymous aande said…

    tips for loading the dishwasher. apparently, i am doing it all wrong!!

     
  • At 6/4/08, 9:07 AM, Blogger Marin... said…

    Well, I learned that "The first automatic dishwashers became popular during the post-World War II housing boom, thanks to an outstanding economy and improved technology." I like little history tidbits like that.

     
  • At 6/4/08, 9:08 AM, Blogger Marin... said…

    I also subscribed via Google homepage reader.

     
  • At 6/4/08, 9:11 AM, Blogger Marin... said…

    I also posted a link:
    http://frugonomics101.blogspot.com
    /2008/06/cvs-101-sale-stock.html

     
  • At 6/4/08, 9:41 AM, Blogger barbara said…

    According to food science experts, eggs are among the toughest foods to clean from dishes.

     
  • At 6/4/08, 9:57 AM, Anonymous Shannon said…

    I had no idea that Cascade has a plastics product. I wonder if CVS carries it?

    mudgie@twcny.rr.com

     
  • At 6/4/08, 10:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I always face my dishes in one direction, didn't know you should face them all toward the center!

     
  • At 6/4/08, 10:04 AM, Blogger Denise Sawyer said…

    I learned about the plastic booster. I didn't know there WAS such a product that could remove those icky stains from spaghetti and chili!

    Denise
    The "Cent"sible Sawyer

     
  • At 6/4/08, 10:46 AM, Blogger Brett said…

    I'm subscribed via google reader

     
  • At 6/4/08, 10:47 AM, Blogger Brett said…

    I wasn't aware that...
    (in the dishwasher) Placing glassware over the tines can cause breakage and water spots.

     
  • At 6/4/08, 10:50 AM, Blogger Kacie said…

    Usually, I swear by Electrasol. But, the Cascade plastic booster does sound like something that would work well with my dishes, so it might be worth giving a shot.

    I hope that it will generate ECBs at CVS sometime soon!

     
  • At 6/4/08, 11:02 AM, Blogger Angela said…

    I'm subscribed to your feed, have been for ages. :)

     
  • At 6/4/08, 11:02 AM, Blogger Angela said…

    I learned to put silverware both up and down.

     
  • At 6/4/08, 11:10 AM, Anonymous Shelly (mrs.frugal@sbcglobal(dot)net said…

    I learned that Josephine Cochrane invented the dishwasher more than 100 years ago because she was tired of servants chipping her china. Wow. :)

     
  • At 6/4/08, 11:11 AM, Anonymous Shelly (mrs.frugal@sbcglobal(dot)net said…

    I am subscribed via Google Reader!

     
  • At 6/4/08, 11:13 AM, Blogger Kari said…

    Hmm, i never knew it was more energy efficient to do a load in the dishwasher than wash them in the sink!!

     
  • At 6/4/08, 11:42 AM, Blogger Through Thick and Thin said…

    The advanced formula of Cascade Complete not only removes food particles from your dishes, it helps dissolve them. They rinse away clean and don't get stuck on other dishes or in your dishwasher.

     
  • At 6/4/08, 11:42 AM, Blogger Through Thick and Thin said…

    I added you onto Google Reader - yeah!!

     
  • At 6/4/08, 12:03 PM, Anonymous Carrie said…

    I didn't realize that doing a small load of dishes in the dishwasher is still more energy efficient than washing by hand!

     
  • At 6/4/08, 12:03 PM, Anonymous carrie said…

    And I added you to my feed!

     
  • At 6/4/08, 12:49 PM, Blogger NICU101 said…

    I also learned about small loads being more energy efficient. I thought the dishwasher had to FULL! :)

    -Kristie

     
  • At 6/4/08, 12:49 PM, Blogger NICU101 said…

    I also subscribe to your feed!
    -Kristie

     
  • At 6/4/08, 1:12 PM, Blogger kamewh said…

    "Avoid running your washer, taking a shower, or filling the bathtub while your dishwasher is in use." I guess I never really thought about this before.

     
  • At 6/4/08, 1:52 PM, Blogger Holly said…

    I subscribed to your RSS feed a few weeks ago!

     
  • At 6/4/08, 1:53 PM, Blogger Holly said…

    The site says that the dishwasher doesn't need to be overloaded, that it uses less energy to wash them in the dishwasher than the sink (and water savings too?). Must tell this one to my husband, who won't start the dishwasher unless every possible space is jam packed.

     
  • At 6/4/08, 2:29 PM, Blogger ababe28 said…

    The overloading is news to me...I didn't know that!
    ababe28(at)hotmail(dot)com

     
  • At 6/4/08, 3:26 PM, Blogger laura519 said…

    I can't believe that it's even small loads in the dishwasher are more energy efficient than hand washing! This makes my day with twins who drink out of bottles AND sippy cups!!

     
  • At 6/4/08, 3:45 PM, Blogger Mrs. J said…

    Here's something I learned. Cascade use the heat generated by your dishwasher, releases light, kitchen-freshening scents through your dishwasher's vents.

     
  • At 6/4/08, 3:48 PM, Blogger Mrs. J said…

    I just subscribed for the email too!

     
  • At 6/4/08, 4:03 PM, Blogger Trish said…

    I didn't know that Cascade had a plastic booster cleaner. I am going to be on the lookout for it the next time I am in the store.

     
  • At 6/4/08, 4:53 PM, Blogger Mercedes said…

    You can enter the cascade giveaway on their website for $3k towards cleaning services! I need something like that. I love cascade. Thanks for the wonderful give aways.

     
  • At 6/4/08, 4:53 PM, Blogger Jennifer said…

    I learned that using your dishwasher is more energy efficient than doing dishes by hand. Great to know!!

     
  • At 6/4/08, 4:53 PM, Blogger Jennifer said…

    I am also subscribed to your blog through google reader.

     
  • At 6/4/08, 5:10 PM, Blogger Mercedes said…

    http://moneycommonsense.blogspot.com/2008/06/sing-up-for-for-chance-to-win-lots-of.html

    I already had planned writing about your giveaways. Thank you so much for all of this.

    Mercedes

     
  • At 6/4/08, 5:27 PM, Blogger Chrissy said…

    i learned that cascade and dawn are working together to clean our dishes!

     
  • At 6/4/08, 5:38 PM, Blogger Jen said…

    So I had no idea that it was so economical to run my dishwasher...that the water it takes to run a load usually costs less than a postage stamp...with that price continually rising, though...:)

     
  • At 6/4/08, 6:10 PM, Blogger Sarah's Savings said…

    I learned that you should not place glasses over the tines in the dishwasher -- I *always* place them over the tines -- I thought it held them better! OOPS!

     
  • At 6/4/08, 6:10 PM, Blogger Sarah's Savings said…

    I subscribed to your blog via Google reader --- does that count??

     
  • At 6/4/08, 6:15 PM, Blogger Sarah's Savings said…

    and I did a little blog entry about your contest/blog :) CHeck it out here: http://sarahssavings.blogspot.com/2008/06/because-theres-never-enough-cvs.html

     
  • At 6/4/08, 6:37 PM, Blogger Emily said…

    i didn't know you're supposed to face the dishes towards the center!

     
  • At 6/4/08, 6:39 PM, Blogger Emily said…

    I subscribed to your email - thanks!

     
  • At 6/4/08, 7:09 PM, Blogger windycindy said…

    I learned not to let stemware items touch in the dishwasher because of breakage. Please enter me in your fabulous contest! Thanks,Cindi
    jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

     
  • At 6/4/08, 7:09 PM, Blogger windycindy said…

    Greetings! Great site, so I signed up for your newsletter. Many thanks,Cindi
    jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

     
  • At 6/4/08, 9:19 PM, Blogger Michelle said…

    The fun trivia on the Cascade site ROCKS! "A combination dishwasher/clothes-washer was made in 1945, and a combination dishwasher/range was made in 1953. Neither idea caught on."

    Huh. Wonder why that didn't catch on?

     
  • At 6/4/08, 9:19 PM, Blogger Michelle said…

    And I've got you on Google Reader!

     
  • At 6/5/08, 12:27 AM, Anonymous misty said…

    I learned that to get better getting cleaning results you should put some handles up and some down to prevent nesting in your dishwasher. Thanks so much for the opportunity.

    mistchlo[at]hughes[dot]net

     
  • At 6/5/08, 12:28 AM, Anonymous misty said…

    I also subscribed via email.

    mistchlo[at]hughes[dot]net

     
  • At 6/5/08, 3:31 AM, Blogger mannequin said…

    hhmmm... I always wondered...what happens to the plate food in the dishwasher?
    Cascade not only removes but also helps dissolve the food.
    poof.

    thanks

     
  • At 6/5/08, 4:59 AM, Blogger MrsAdams06 said…

    I learned that "on average, you can wash a load of dishes in your dishwasher for less than the cost of a postage stamp." Hmmm... who would have guessed that? I thought I was splurging by running the dishwasher so often!

     
  • At 6/5/08, 5:00 AM, Blogger MrsAdams06 said…

    I am an email subscriber as well.

     
  • At 6/5/08, 5:04 AM, Blogger MrsAdams06 said…

    I have also just posted on my blog about your blog and giveaway.

    My blog is:
    http://frugalinvirginia.blogspot.com/

    Thank you! Great giveaway.

     
  • At 6/5/08, 7:23 AM, Blogger JenMarie said…

    Hi! I just found out there was a plastic booster to remove stains!!!
    Woo Hoo!

     
  • At 6/5/08, 7:26 AM, Blogger JenMarie said…

    I just signed up for emails! LOVE your blog, this is my first visit!

     
  • At 6/5/08, 9:14 AM, Blogger CrystalGB said…

    I learned tips on loading the dishwasher and that it cost less than a postage stamp to run the dishwasher.

     
  • At 6/5/08, 9:16 AM, Blogger CrystalGB said…

    I subscribed to receive email.

     
  • At 6/5/08, 9:22 AM, Blogger Mary512 said…

    I learned that Tip: There's no need to overload the dishwasher because even small loads are still more energy efficient than doing dishes in the sink. Did you know? On average, you can wash a load of dishes in your dishwasher for less than the cost of a postage stamp. Great giveaway, thanks!

     
  • At 6/5/08, 9:23 AM, Blogger Mary512 said…

    I am also a subscriber. Thanks again!

     
  • At 6/5/08, 9:32 AM, Blogger Mary512 said…

    Blogged ya:
    http://mommyland512.blogspot.com/2008/06/win-cvs-gc-and-cascade-products.html
    Thanks a million!

     
  • At 6/5/08, 9:35 AM, Blogger Eileen said…

    You cn wash a load of dishes in the diswasher for less than the cost of a stamp!!! I surely didn't know that!

    Eileen-Lilly(at)hotmail(dot)com

     
  • At 6/5/08, 9:35 AM, Blogger Eileen said…

    I am a subscriber!

     
  • At 6/5/08, 11:08 AM, Blogger The Mama Hood said…

    I learned how efficient it is to use a dishwasher that onn average, you can wash a load of dishes in your dishwasher for less than the cost of a postage stamp. I grew up washing by hand and always thought it used more water. This is good to know because with four kids, I now use the dishwasher two times a day. Thanks I am glad I learned some cool stuff!

     
  • At 6/5/08, 11:09 AM, Blogger The Mama Hood said…

    I also subscribed! Thanks!

     
  • At 6/5/08, 11:41 AM, Blogger The Frugal Homemaker said…

    I have subscribed using my RSS reader. Thanks for the opportunity to enter!

     
  • At 6/5/08, 4:49 PM, Anonymous Carolyn said…

    I learned that the dishwasher was invented by Josephine Cochrane more than 100 years ago. I never knew it had been around that long.

     
  • At 6/5/08, 4:49 PM, Blogger Jawan said…

    Who knew?.....Use the Heat Dry cycle to dry your dishes. This not only eliminates a time-consuming task, but it is more sanitary.

    Lord knows I need me some sanitary dishes, now!

     
  • At 6/5/08, 4:50 PM, Anonymous Carolyn said…

    I subscribe via RSS feed.

     
  • At 6/5/08, 4:50 PM, Blogger Jawan said…

    I have already subscribed to your feed and I love visiting your blog each day!

     
  • At 6/5/08, 5:59 PM, Blogger jskell911 said…

    Wow, one load cost less than the cost of a postage stamp! Reading that made me feel better about the fact that we seem to need to run ours almost every day.

     
  • At 6/5/08, 7:03 PM, Anonymous ddyshome@aol.com said…

    Cascade releases a fresh scent from your dishwasher vents!

    ~Faith

     
  • At 6/6/08, 7:19 AM, Blogger Stacy said…

    Avoid running your washer, taking a shower, or filling the bathtub while your dishwasher is in use.

     
  • At 6/6/08, 11:30 AM, Anonymous emily n. said…

    I learned that with Cascade Complete, there's no need to prewash. I'm in the habit of prewashing everything but now maybe I will try a load without any prewashing and see how the dishes turn out.

    gotfire (at) yahoo (dot) com

     
  • At 6/6/08, 12:17 PM, Blogger bison61 said…

    the plastic booster was new to me - it removes stains from plastic

    tiramisu392 (at) yahoo.com

     
  • At 6/6/08, 12:17 PM, Blogger bison61 said…

    e-mail subscriber

    tiramisu392 (at) yahoo.com

     
  • At 6/6/08, 1:21 PM, Blogger Jami said…

    I didn't realize that it's more energy efficient to use dishwasher for even small loads....Didn't know that. Also liked the tips for loading the dishwasher. That made my husband laugh. He already thinks I'm too particular.

     
  • At 6/6/08, 2:47 PM, Blogger Sandy M said…

    I did not know you can wash a load of dishes in your dishwasher for less than the cost of a postage stamp. I'm already subscribed.

     
  • At 6/7/08, 12:13 PM, Anonymous Jamie JACS2002@aol.com said…

    I learned you can use Cascade Plastic Booster to remove red stains and odors from your plasticware, I always end of throwing them out, I will have to keep my eye out for this product!!

     
  • At 6/7/08, 7:22 PM, Anonymous SK said…

    subscribed

     
  • At 6/8/08, 12:21 AM, Blogger sadie said…

    I don't trust dish washers. I always wash my dishes before putting them in, so clean dishes coming out does not necessarily mean the dish washer did anything. I can't bring myself to put dirty dishes in, and the dang thing turns off everytime I open it up. I learned the Cascade site has no information concerning using your dishwasher for storage.

     
  • At 6/8/08, 12:21 AM, Blogger sadie said…

    I'm a subscriber

     
  • At 6/8/08, 11:30 AM, Blogger Pheobie said…

    Never thought about this....always load taller items away from the center of the spray arm, ensuring smaller items aren't shielded from the cleansing.

     
  • At 6/8/08, 9:48 PM, Blogger Tara said…

    I learned that even small loads are more energy efficient than washing the dishes in the sink. That's great, because I hate doing dishes by hand anyhow!

     
  • At 6/8/08, 9:48 PM, Blogger Tara said…

    I'm already subscribed. Thanks!

     
  • At 6/8/08, 10:51 PM, Blogger Trheel4vr said…

    Wow! Who knew that the scented Cascade will make your kitchen smell good too!

     
  • At 6/8/08, 10:51 PM, Blogger Trheel4vr said…

    I'm subscribed via Google Reader.

     
  • At 6/9/08, 4:59 AM, Blogger Saph said…

    I learned not to run the wash, shower while running the dishwasher.

     
  • At 6/9/08, 8:29 AM, Blogger Shelly said…

    I did not know even small loads are still more energy efficient than doing dishes in the sink.

     
  • At 6/9/08, 11:02 AM, Blogger Bhav said…

    Load silverware with some handles up and some handles down to prevent nesting.

    This makes sense but I've never done that!

    bvbabybv at gmail.com

     
  • At 6/9/08, 11:51 AM, Blogger Saph said…

    subscribed earlier today. :)

     
  • At 6/9/08, 11:20 PM, Anonymous debra pauley said…

    wow. i learned that it is economically cheaper to use your dishwasher rather then doing them by hand. who knew?

     
  • At 6/10/08, 5:19 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I learned always load plastic items on the top rack. No more melty thingees afterwards. :-)

    laura.m.hutchcroft at uscg.mil

     
  • At 6/10/08, 10:16 AM, Blogger Betty N said…

    I learned that I don't load my dishwasher the "right" way (My dishes all face the same way, my silverware is all loaded handles down....) It was good to read the sites advice; I didn't think of why I do things a particular way.

     
  • At 6/10/08, 8:27 PM, Blogger celticbikerbabe said…

    I know others have said it, but it surprised me too - I did not know that even doing a small load in the dishwasher is more energy efficient than washing by hand!!

     
  • At 6/10/08, 9:21 PM, Blogger Rebekah said…

    Oops, I've always put my glasses OVER the tines so they wouldn't bump into each other...glasses between the tines...good tip! :)

     
  • At 6/10/08, 9:23 PM, Blogger Rebekah said…

    I also subscribed to your feed via email. Thanks!

     
  • At 6/11/08, 6:52 AM, Anonymous Kimberly said…

    Subscribed via RSS last week, catching up now!

     
  • At 6/11/08, 6:53 AM, Anonymous Kimberly said…

    Who knew there was something called a "plastic booster"?!! However, that is extremely cool.

     
  • At 6/11/08, 8:48 AM, Blogger PowerSweepstaking said…

    Load silverware with some handles up and some handles down to prevent nesting

     
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