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P&G’s Have You Tried This Yet + $100 giveaway

Please note, the giveaway has now ended and Blogher has randomly chosen comment #49 as the winner.

With the holiday season in full effect, I hope you enjoy my participation in P&G’s “Have You Tried This Yet?” campaign, where I reviewed Bounty® Basic Paper Towels and COVERGIRL’s blast flipstick. I also get to host a giveaway to give my readers a chance to win a $100 Visa gift card.

I’m pretty familiar with the Bounty® brand of paper towels, and it’s my top choice when I’m buying paper towels. I find the Bounty® brand to be noticeably thicker and softer feeling compared to other brands. Plus, Bounty® cleans the mess with less because one sheet traps and locks the mess

So there’s the Bounty® I’m used to which usual has bright green packaging, but have you heard of Bounty® Basic, which has a yellow label? (Sorry, I had a picture, but seemed to have lost it. I will update a picture of the Basic paper towels later.)

Recently, I was selected to review Bounty® Basic Paper Towels as part of the “Have You Tried this Yet?” program from P&G. The idea of the program is to introduce brands to consumers to help improve everyday life. You can check out more details here. In addition, BlogHer is doing a Sweepstakes for a $100 Visa gift card, which you enter by leaving a comment.

Have You Tried This Yet? offers consumers various value saving opportunities throughout the year to try some of the program’s participating products like Bounty®:

  • brandSAVER: Complimentary coupon booklet, distributed in local Sunday newspapers nationwide, featuring more than $80 in savings on the campaign’s featured products.
  • brandSAMPLER: Samples and valuable coupons mailed directly to you.
  • eSAVER: Get coupons downloaded directly to your own personal shopper card.

The biggest difference about Bounty® Basic is that it’s only 1-ply, whereas the regular Bounty® is 2-ply. It does not feel as soft and absorbent as the Bounty® I’m used to, but it’s also priced less (about half the price). There are definitely situations in my life where I sometimes feel the thicker Bounty® towels go to waste when being used. For instance, a tiny spill, covering food being microwaved, or when they are being used as napkins.

Even though Bounty® Basic doesn’t feel as soft and thick as the 2-ply Bounty® towels, the 1-ply Basic ones still feel nicer than the 1-ply towels offered at my office and most business offices, which feel almost as rough as regular paper.

While I wouldn’t use these for a heavy duty clean-up, they are good for something small. You can save some money by using the cheaper priced paper towels for smaller situations and saving the super absorbent ones for bigger messes. It is also more environmentally friendly to use the 1-ply ones whenever possible rather than waste and use the 2-ply ones when they aren’t needed.

In addition to the Bounty Basic paper towels, I was also given a chance to review COVERGIRL’s blast flipstick. No it’s not edible and not really about food, but I think lipsticks still appeal to a lot of my readers, right?

The new blast flipstick provides two lipstick shades on one stick, which makes carrying lipstick around more convenient. There are quite a few color combinations to choose from, ranging from big contrasting dark to light shades on one stick, to more similar shades on one stick. On each stick, one side is a creamy shade and the other one is a shimmery shade. You can wear them individually or blend them into one, creating different shades for different occasions.

After much contemplating with all the color combinations, I chose a stick that had two shades of pink. A lighter, creamy pink for the daytime, and a darker shimmery pink which works great for the evening. The two colors work well together too, and I added a little bit of the sparkly pink to my daytime shade to highlight my lips a little more. So far, I’m loving my new lipstick. I love carrying around one stick that I can use multiple ways and I was impressed with the different combinations offered so that I can change it around depending on my mood, clothes, or the occassion.

Now about that $100 Visa gift card, courtesy of BlogHer. To be entered for a chance to win, simply tell me:

How would Bounty® paper towels or the COVERGIRL Blast Flipstick fit into your everyday life?

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This giveaway is open to US Residents age 18 or older. Winners will be selected via random draw, and will be notified by e-mail. You have 72 hours to get back to me, otherwise a new winner will be selected.
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This sweepstakes runs from 12/06 to 12/31
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131 comments on “P&G’s Have You Tried This Yet + $100 giveaway”

  1. Who won this contest giveaway?

  2. I love using Bounty paper towels. I use them in place of my rag to dry dishes, clean spills and stains on my white kitchen floor.

  3. this brand would be perfect for my wife because its 2 in 1 and whatever makes her happy makes me happy


  4. Bounty would make it easy to clean up behind four kids after dinner

    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

  5. I use Bounty paper towels all the time everywhere.

  6. I don’t wear much makeup so the lipstick would be more of a special occasion thing. Now paper towels, that’s another story. I love the way Bounty keeps my messes under control so I don’t end up with a major cleaning job.

  7. i use Bounty daily i love it

  8. I don’t wear makeup, so the paper towels would be the item I would use. I would use them to clean up after my cats and for the rare occasions I deep fry foods…to drain the oil from the food.

  9. I use Bounty and love how well they clean up spills.

  10. Bounty helps with my messes.
    Thanks for the contest.

  11. I blogged:
    Thanks for this snazzy giveaway!
    email: anashct1 [at] yahoo [dot] com

  12. i use bounty instead of baby wipes! Thanks for a super giveaway!

  13. I love Bounty paper towels and they help every day with all kinds of messes.

  14. I use Bounty paper towels all the time. I especially like them for bacon draining

  15. Bounty are perfect for cleaning up after 2 active and messy little boys.

  16. Bounty paper towels fit in our everyday life for quick clean ups of those spills. sweepmorey at gmail dot com

  17. It would be wonderful to only carry one lipstick in my purse instead of two or three.

  18. I love the versatility of the Covergirl Blast Flipstick!

  19. the bounty would help me to clean upafter my 3 kitties
    [email protected]

  20. i love trying out new lipsticks – this one looks great! Love the 2 in 1

  21. We make a lot of messes in the kitchen – Bounty is what helps clean them all up!

  22. I love that its 2 in 1 so I wouldnt have to carry two lipsticks and could change the shades from day to night!

    pokergrl8 at

  23. I don’t wear lots of makeups. This COVERGIRL’s blast flipstick would fit into my everyday life by giving me the beautiful look in a blink. I love it.

    Amy [at] utry [dot] it


  25. I make a lot of messes and Bounty would help me clean them up.

  26. I like the duo colors in the COVERGIRL Blast Flipstick, I can apply one shade in the morning and the other in the evening, I would keep one tucked away in my clutch to keep handy while on the go, no searching for multiple lipsticks in the bottom of my purse.. Makes me feel confident and pretty when I add a little lip color.
    karenmed409 at comcast dot net

  27. I’d use the COVERGIRL Blast Flipstick pretty often, especially in the winter to keep my lips soft.

  28. Saving time is important to me, so having a paper towel that doesn’t fall apart the minute it’s damp, and having a lipstick that doesn’t have to be re-applied all day sounds great!

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    wildorchid985 at gmail dot com

  30. This would be perfect for me to wear to work, and easy to carry along.
    Thanks for the chance to win!
    wildorchid985 at gmail dot com

  31. As a student who goes to class in the day and hangs out with friends at night, the COVERGIRL Blast Flipstick lets me change up my look without wasting time searching through my makeup bag for the perfect lip color.

    Thank you for this contest!!

  32. Bounty 2-ply is like egyption cotton soft.

  33. I have used Bounty towels on and off for many years and have never been disappointed. Very good absorbency and help me wipe up little spills all the more expeditiously. As for Cover Girl, I haven’t used their makeup in a long time because I have had to cut back on my spending, as I’m out of a job right now, BUT the lipsticks I used were always nice with many vibrant colours to choose from!

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  35. I use several sheets of Bounty everyday, I don’t use lipstick.

  36. i like to wear lip gloss etc and this would be a fun addition! Thanks for a chance to win and have a great day!

  37. I don’t usually wear lipstick, so this would be a fun way to dress up!

    chambanachik at gmail dot com

  38. I would use the Bounty as the breathable cover over my Kombucha brewing jar and the lipstick…well, that can be for the weekends when I go out to relax after I begin student teaching this January.

  39. Bounty helps me clean kitchen mess and make my life easier.
    tcarolinep at gmail dot com

  40. I almost always buy the Bounty single sheets. Tried other brands and generics but always go back to Bounty.

  41. Bounty paper towels clean up the heavier messes in the kitchen and definitely less sheets used on a day to day basis in my life.

  42. Bounty is my favorite kind of paper towels; they’d probably be used for what I use them for now – cleaning up after my little brother. Even though he’s a teenager, he manages to make a mess doing anything in the kitchen.

  43. I’m looking for pretty, neutral, and affordable lip products that I can wear to work!

  44. im so lazy to wear lip stick… i mean i love burts bees chapstick. but would love to try covergirl blast

  45. I currently don’t have any lipsticks, so getting a two-in-one would be perfect!

  46. I have a 6 year old so Bounty paper towels are constantly used in my house! And I can always use a great new lipstick!

  47. I wear COVERGIRL lipstick all the time. I’d like to try this COVERGIRL Blast Flipstick

  48. I like the 2 in 1 flipstick. I use bounty towel for everything, cleaning kitchen, bathroom, vegetables, meat. I use the basic 1 ply towels to use as few as possible. Thanks for the review and giveaway.
    songyueyu at gmail

  49. we use bounty multiple times a day as napkins and for spills

  50. I love Bounty paper towels. I use them to clean pot & pans, scrub the shower and for cleaning my kitchen counters and table.

  51. Bounty would help me clean up whenever necessary.

  52. I’ve tried a lot of brands, but the Bounty select-a-size ones are the only ones I buy in bulk. I love grabbing the right-sized towel for the specific mess. Shoot, I use the single section as a napkin most of the time. =X

  53. Bounty paper towel would fit into our everyday life for the spilled milk, the greasy pizza, and lunches

  54. I love to bake so Bounty would definitely help me clean up in the kitchen. 🙂

  55. bounty paper towels would be good to have to clean up puppy ‘puddles’
    [email protected]

  56. Bounty fits b/c it is strong and always tears right when I grab it.

  57. We use bounty for everything!

  58. I like my 2-ply paper towels. When it is too much for my needs I tear it in half.

  59. With this being the season of colds and flus we wash our hands a lot and Bounty Paper towels would be perfect. We can choose a larger size or smaller size to our preference.
    Thank you for the opportunity(;

  60. I buy and use Bounty® paper towels all the time.

  61. The Bounty paper towels will be helpful for cleaning up and getting ready for the holidays.

  62. I would love to try the blast flipstick! It would be fun to get so many looks from one product.

  63. Likes Bounty!

  64. Since I live alone, the Bounty Select-A-Size paper towels fit perfectly into my life! I LOVE them!

    Thanks for a chance at the giveaway!

  65. The Bounty paper towels would be helpful in the kitchen because I have a bad habit of wiping my hands on my shirt after I’ve washed my hands instead of walking the 3 steps to wipe them on a towel.

  66. I just Tweeted about the giveaway here:


    katygmorris at gmail dot com

  67. I can totally see my using Bounty Basic in the kitchen and to clean up around the house. I’m using the “green” package Bounty right now but hadn’t noticed the new “Basic”. I’ll be looking for it.

    Hey, I’m always interested in lipstick! I love that by carrying one tube you basically get three colors (one on each end and one by combining them)! Great idea and definitely something I would like in my own handbag!


    katygmorris at gmail dot com

  68. I have 3 young kids who are constantly spilling around the house. These would be great to have around our home

  69. Bounty is a lifesaver at my house. I keep children in my home so we make a lot of messes.

  70. bounty paper towels are the best! makes cleaning up the kitchen so much easier!

  71. We use 1-ply paper towels as our napkins- just fold them up and they are way better then buying napkins from the store. We buy bounty for the 2-ply so I’m excited to try out the basics as I’m sure it’s better than the 1-ply we are using now!

  72. covergirl makes me feel good!

  73. the flipstick would be great for my new xmas party outfit i’m wearing this weekend!

  74. With 7 and 4 year old boys we go through a lot of paper towels. Bounty would give me more picker upper power for my money.

  75. Love Bounty! Already use it in my daily life. No other brand out there compares!

  76. It’s been a while since I’ve fit any lipstick into my life, but this might be the season to start up again!

  77. Bounty for everything! I’m very accident prone to spilling everything and lipstick seems pretty nice, two for the price of one hehe.

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  79. I use Bounty all the time for cleaning up cats and dog messes, for cleaning around the kitchen and for wiping hands.
    The Covergirl lipstick would make my lips look nicer and brighter

  80. Bounty paper towels would be a dream come true in my kitchen, I get water everywhere when I’m doing the dishes and go through so many trying to clean up after!

  81. With one dog and one cat the Bounty paper towels with definitely come in handy, love to try the covergirl lipstick, [email protected]

  82. Bounty paper towels are a good quality, I would use them every day for cleaning.

  83. The Bounty paper towels will come in handy during the holidays with all the little ones making messes!

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  85. I use Bounty all the time for cleaning up kid and dog messes. The Covergirl Flipstick sounds great for adding shimmer in the evening!

  86. I love lipstick and the idea of two lipsticks in one tube is really appealing.

  87. I have a foster dog that I’m trying to potty train. Phew, so that’s how bounty paper towels would help my everyday life.

  88. we use paper towel in the kitchen every day! so useful for everything!

  89. I am very frugal/cheap when it comes to grocery shopping and I always buy the cheapest ones, and they work like cheap ones. I am sure buying Bounty would be nice. I might not have to use half a roll for one spill.

  90. Sounds wasteful but I actually use Bounty to dry my face. And every girl could always use some lipstick.

  91. The Bounty line of towels are always more durable and of a higher quality. I would use them around my house to clean up the small messes. Covergirl Blast Flipstick would probably look delicious on my lips. I have switched over to glosses to add the shimmer, but I would gladly switch back if the shimmery side makes me sparkle just a little. =)

  92. I heard in high school (I don’t know if it’s accurate) that the average lipstick wearer ends up eating something like 2 pounds of lipstick in her (or his…) lifetime. So perhaps it is edible, even if it was just a high school rumor.

    Bounty is definitely a good brand, one I do stock up on when its on sale.

  93. I like Bounty!

  94. Bounty paper towels are convenient to use and make cleanups easy, and COVERGIRL Blast Flipstick is easy to use and would look great on.
    jslbrown_03 at yahoo dot com

  95. I also use Bounty (green label) at home, but I agree with what you said about using Bounty Basic for small spills or covering food in the microwave, good ideas!!

  96. Bounty Paper towels would help me clean up after my kids when they are done eating or working on an art project.

  97. I already use Bounty paper towels every day. I use them to wipe up my kitchen table and my toddler’s messy hands after she eats her meals. I rarely wear lipstick, but the CoverGirl flipstick sounds great!

  98. I like the promotion. Hey! $100 gift card who can pass on that? But to win is tough!
    I agree with you, Bounty is the best brand among the paper towels. 2 color lipsticks? I have tried this product in other brand about 15 years ago, not as good as I thought. Perhaps, Cover Girl has improved it. The idea was great, but the choices were poor when I tried it long time ago.