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Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Vaseline: 140 Years & Counting (with a Giveaway)

Original - Bedazzled USDid you know Vaseline Petroleum Jelly is 140 years old? It's been around since 1870! And it's been a staple in my life since childhood - my parents always had some around, and I've always kept some around since I started living on my own. I'm guessing most of you have the same experience?

What you might not know is that there are a gazillion uses for Vaseline:

Apartment Therapy's suggestions include using it to keep ants away from your pet's bowl and preventing frozen locks.

Christina Loves's list of 50 uses for Vaseline includes coating your eyelashes before you go to bed, making your flavored lip gloss out using powdered Kool Aid (great for little girls!), and removing makeup stains from clothing.

Just do a search for "Vaseline uses" and you'll get more ideas than you know what to do with.

Lately, I've been using Vaseline to moisturize the boys' lips.

Vaseline recently launched their official Facebook page, where you can submit your favorite way to use Vaseline for a chance to win a Limited Edition Swarovski Crystal Jar of VPJ (worth around $100 - isn't it awesome?!) and a $500 gift card.

Plus, one lucky CFO reader will win a sample of Original Vaseline. To enter this giveaway, simply fill out the form below. Email and RSS subscribers may need to click through to the blog in order to see the form. If you're having trouble with your entry, you can go directly to the published form.

For a second entry, subscribe to CFO via RSS or email and fill out the form again to let me know you've done so. You'll get the latest on CFO delivered right to your favorite feed aggregator or inbox. If you're already a subscriber, just fill out the form to let me know (and thanks!).

For a third entry, follow me on Twitter and tweet about the giveaway. Then fill out the form to let me know you've done so (include the link to your update).

For a fourth entry, blog about the giveaway on your own blog. Then let me know about it by filling out the form again with the link to your post.

You can enter up to four times (one for each type), and you must complete the form once per entry. Only one entry of each type per email address will be counted. I'll select the winner using and announce them here on CFO as well as contact them by email. Winners must respond within 24 hours, otherwise their prize will be forfeited and a new winner will be selected. Additionally, these guidelines apply to all giveaways here at CFO.

The giveaway ends at 6:00 a.m. PST on Sunday, December 19, and is open to U.S. residents only. Good luck!

Disclosure: I received samples of Vaseline to facilitate this review and giveaway.


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