4.14.2010

*CLOSED* Review and Giveaway: Crunchy Clean Detergent


If you are a cloth-diapering mom then you will probably understand what I mean when I say that it is kind of exciting to try new cloth diapers, accessories, and cleaning products. Well, several weeks ago, I had been eagerly awaiting the arrival of my Crunchy Clean detergent samples! I’ve been searching for a detergent that will get my son’s cloth diapers nice and clean, leave them smelling fresh, and without being harmful for the environment. When I recently heard about Crunchy Clean and read great reviews, I decided that this was a detergent I needed to try.

Here’s what really sold me though, I heard that the ingredients in Crunchy Clean meet the requirements to be used on military uniforms! Actually, it’s the ingredients that aren’t in Crunchy Clean (enzymes and optical brighteners). In theory I could wash my son’s diapers and my husband’s Army uniforms all in one load (not that I would). Previously, I had a couple different detergents I used depending on what I was washing, and as a mom I always jump at an opportunity to simplify. I emailed Ashley, the creator of Crunchy Clean, and asked about using the detergent on military uniforms. She confirmed the rumors and said that her Crunchy Clean detergent mixed with a little borax was the only solution she found to getting tough stains out of her husband’s military uniforms while he served.

A little info about Crunchy Clean:
Crunchy Clean  is a WAHM business that makes all natural, earth-friendly detergents for everyone and every day use, not just cloth diapers!

My Thoughts:
First I tested out Crunchy Clean on a load of my son’s cloth diapers and liners, and chose the Baby Essential Oil Blend. For my washer, two scoops (and the scoops are really cute I might add) was the perfect amount for cleaning the poop and urine soiled diapers. Other detergents were leaving an ammonia scent in the diapers, but not Crunchy Clean! They smelled so sweet that I wanted to bury my nose in a clean diaper and breathe the fragrance in! That’s something I wouldn’t have done with the old detergents… Also because Crunchy Clean does not use soap in the diaper detergent, you will not get buildup or clogging in the fabric.

Then I waited until my husband came home from another muddy field training excursion before testing out Crunchy Clean Everyday detergent in Lavender and Grapefruit on his Army uniforms. WOW! It worked wonders! Crunchy Clean detergent was able to remove red clay mud stains from the fabric and left a lovely scent behind as well, which is a nice change from how his uniforms typically smell. I hope he doesn’t get teased too much about it. Note: I tried Crunchy Clean alone first and it performed extremely well, but when I added borax to the wash I did notice the uniforms seemed a little brighter. 


What I love about Crunchy Clean :
  • All Natural and Earth Friendly!
  • Phosphate, Chlorine, and Dye free
  • Non-toxic
  • Great for babies and sensitive skin
  • Gets out tough stains and odors
  • Formulated for Hard Water
  • Lots of scent to choose from
  • It smells wonderful (I’m especially a sucker for lavender) and because my washer and dryer are next to the kitchen and living room, the wonderful fragrances drifted into the rest of the house
  • Many uses for Crunchy Clean besides laundry
  • Affordable! I have a top-load washer so I will get about 80 loads from a regular size bag of detergent. At $10.95 each, that’s only ~$.17 a load! If you have a front loader you will get up to twice as much out of it. The Large size is an even better deal too!

Buy It: Crunchy Clean is offering my readers a 10% discount with the code: CheapandCreative, from now until May 1st.


Win It: Crunchy Clean has graciously offered to give one reader a $30 gift certificate to www.crunchyclean.com! The first mandatory entry is to visit Crunchy Clean and pick out what you would use the gift certificate on, then comment below.

Extra Entries:
You must complete the mandatory entry above before you qualify for any extra entries! Post a comment below for each entry you complete, along with your email if it isn't visible in your blogger profile.

1) Sign up for the Crunchy Clean Newsletter
2) Become a Crunchy Clean Facebook Fan
3) Follow Crunchy Clean on Twitter
4) Subscribe to Cheap and Creative by email or RSS
5) Become a Facebook Fan of Cheap and Creative
6) Follow Cheap and Creative on Twitter
7) Grab my regular button and comment with the URL of where it's posted (2 entries)
8) Grab my blog birthday button and comment with the URL of where it's posted (3 entries)
9) Vote for Cheap and Creative on Top Mommy Blogs, just click the link on the right sidebar (1 entry per day)
10) Enter any or all of the other giveaways posted during the blog birthday event (1 entry each)
11) Email 3 friends about this giveaway and cc cheapandcreative@gmail.com on the email (1 entry)
12) Tweet about this giveaway and comment with your tweet URL (1 entry per day), you can use this tweet:
Win a $30 Gift Certificate from Crunchy Clean @cheapandcreativ and @crunchyclean 
http://cheapandcreative.blogspot.com ~ Ends 4/28!
13) Share about this giveaway in your Facebook status along with a link, then comment below with the status URL (you get this by clicking on the time of your status update) for 1 extra entry per day. 


The giveaway ends April 28th at 11:59pm CT. One winner will be selected using random.org and notified by email. The winner must respond to the email within 48 hours or a new winner will be selected. Open to readers in the US.

Disclosure: I received sample product from Crunchy Clean in order to facilitate my review. No other compensation was received. This post is based on my own personal opinions and experiences. Thank you Crunchy Clean for sponsoring this review and giveaway!

298 comments:

  1. @busyworkingmama is following crunchy clean on twitter

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  2. OOps - my mandatory entry is that I would use the gift certificate for their automailing subscription to their laundry soap

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  3. @busyworkingmama is following you on twitter

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  4. I think I'd want the detergent scented in Vanilla Lavendar.

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  5. I follow Crunchy Clean on Twitter (@ThePeacefulLife)

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  6. I'm a fan on facebook (First name same, last name Julien)

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  7. I follow on Twitter (@ThePeacefulLife)

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  8. I would use the gift certificate to buy a couple of scoops, Lemongrass Essential Oil and Crunchy Clean detergent.

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  9. Signed up for the Crunchy Clean Newsletter

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  10. Became a fan of Crunchy Clean on Facebook

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  11. Already a subscriber of Cheap and Creative

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  12. Already a Facebook Fan of Cheap and Creative

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  15. Voted for Cheap and Creative on Top Mommy Blogs

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  16. I would use the gift certificate on some of those cute wooden scoops and since I have never used it before, the starter kit!

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  17. I am fan on facebook
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  18. I joined their mailing list
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  19. I am a fan of Cheap and Creative on FB
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  20. Cheap and Creative blog is already on my Google Reader

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  21. I would get the Cruchy Starter Kit and an Everyday detergent-large size.

    Katlovesmath at gmail dot com

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  22. I am a Crunchy Clean fan on facebook (Kat McLean).

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  23. I follow CrunchyClean on twitter (Katlovesmath)

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  24. I voted for you on Top Mommy Blogs.

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  25. I tweeted: http://twitter.com/katlovesmath/status/12189091148

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  26. I subscribe to your blog by email.

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  27. I follow you on twitter (katlovesmath)

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  28. I am a fan of Cheap and Creative on facebook.

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  29. I want to try the oxygen cleaner.

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  30. Crunchy Clean twitter follower

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  31. I signed up for the Crunchy Clean newsletter. I'd use the certificate to buy the peppermint scented detergent.

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  32. I signed up for the Crunchy Clean newsletter.

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  33. I'm a CC fan on Facebook.

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  34. I really want to try the oxygen cleaner! And I'd get some more scour powder in peppermint it makes my kitchen/bathrooms smell wonderful and works great
    christina dot sternberg at gmail dot com

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  35. I'm also a FB fan of CC
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  36. I also follow CC on twitter @CTri17
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  37. I would use the gift certificate to buy some hard rock!!!

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  38. I'm also a fan of Cheap and Creative on FB
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  39. facebook fan of cheap and creative

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  40. facebook fan of crunchy clean

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  41. I also get CC's newsletter
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  42. I would use the gc on a large size everyday detergent in cherry almond!

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  43. Signed up for the Crunchy Clean Newsletter

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  44. Crunchy Clean Facebook Fan - heatherscholten

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  45. Subscribe to Cheap and Creative by email or RSS

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  46. Votde for Cheap and Creative on Top Mommy Blogs

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  47. I love Crunchy Clean!! I would use the gift certificate to get the Everday Laundry Soap in unscented so I can start washing my little guy's newborn clothing before he arrives in August :)

    designsvanessa@gmail.com

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  48. I subscribe to the Crunchy Clean newsletter :)

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  49. I'd buy some cloth diaper detergent and some Pure Oxygen!

    kristiemcnealy at gmail.com

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  50. I'm a fb fan of Crunchy Clean :)

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  51. I follow Crunchy Clean on twitter (designsvanessa) :)

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  52. I voted for you on Top Mommy Blogs :)

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  53. I would use the gift certificate to buy some Pink Suagr diaper detergent!

    hailey_a_smith at hotmail dot com

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  54. I am a facebook fan

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  55. I'm a FB fan of Crunchy Clean

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  56. I follow Crunchy Clean on Twitter

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  57. I subscribed to the CC newsletter

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  58. I'm a fan of Cheap and Creative on FB

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  59. Subscribed to Cheap and Creative by email!

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  60. I added your blog button here: http://designsbyvanessa.blogspot.com/2007/01/lovely-links.html

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  61. I would use the certificate towards an auto ship subscription and some great smelling SPRINKLES! :)
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  62. Crunchy Clean facebook fan
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  63. The coupon code wasn't working until just now, so if you tried to use it try it again! :)
    Thanks!

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  64. I would get diaper detergent in lemongrass essential oil, a couple wooden scoops, and some samples of other fragrances

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  65. i signed up for the crunchy clean newsletter
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  66. I am a facebook fan of crunchy clean
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  67. I follow crunchy clean on twitter
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  68. I am a facebook fan of cheap and creative
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  70. I subscribe to cheap and creative by email
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  71. I have been thinking about getting their flavor of the month, the mintrus, so I would get that!

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  72. I already get the crunchy clean newsletter
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  73. I'd buy the Baby Bee Clean scent hard water diaper detergent!

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  74. I'm signed up for the Crunchy Clean newsletter

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  75. 4/15 tweet:
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  76. I entered the SKOY cloth giveaway.

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  77. I would get the Crunchy Starter Kit and the Popular Scent Sampler.

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  78. signed up for the Crunchy Clean email newsletter
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  79. following Crunchy Clean on twitter as SnowflakeDay

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  80. following Cheap and Creative on twitter as SnowflakeDay

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  81. tweeted: http://twitter.com/SnowflakeDay/status/12284061428

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  82. I would use the gift certificate for a starter kit and a scent sample for cloth diapers. So excited to read this review and try the product!

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  83. I subscribed to the Crunchy Clean Newsletter.

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  84. I would use the gift certificate for the autoship program.

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  85. I became a Facebook fan of Crunchy Clean and Cheap and Creative.

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  86. I signed up for the Crunchy Clean newsletter.

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  87. I would use my certificate for some Large Cloth Diaper Detergent packs

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  88. Became a Crunchy Clean Facebook fan

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  89. Following Crunchy Clean on Twitter (@EcoBlogz)

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  90. Following you on Twitter (@EcoBlogz)

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  91. tweet http://twitter.com/SnowflakeDay/status/12363461174

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  92. I would really like to get the Pure Oxygen.
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  93. tweet: http://twitter.com/SnowflakeDay/status/12420103616

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  94. Vanilla lavender everyday detergent would be a wonderful thing for my house to smell like! ailanna at hotmail dot com

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  95. I would get the pure oxygen, and the large size cloth diaper detergent.

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  96. following cheap and creative on twitter
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  97. Following crunchy clean on twitter
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  98. subscribing via e-mail
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  99. tweet http://twitter.com/SnowflakeDay/statuses/12476107850

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  100. tweet: http://twitter.com/SnowflakeDay/statuses/12536789255

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  101. I entered the Seventh Generation giveaway.

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  102. I entered the Skin MD giveaway.

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  103. I entered the World's Best Cat Litter giveaway.

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  104. I entered the reusable bag giveaway.

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  105. I entered the EcoBabyBuys giveaway.

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  106. I would use it on detergent (monkey farts) and the pail deodorizer!
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  107. I get Crunchy Clean newsletter.
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  108. I'm a CC fan on FB
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  109. I follow CC on twitter
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  110. Fan of Cheap and Creative on FB
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  111. Follow cheap and creative on twitter
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  112. I voted.
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  113. tweeted:
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  114. tweet: http://twitter.com/SnowflakeDay/statuses/12595633423

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  115. I would get the Everyday detergent in a jar in the grapefruit mango scent for hard water
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  116. I get the Crunchy Clean newsletter
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  117. I'm a fan of Crunchy Clean on Facebook
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  118. I entered your 7th Generation giveaway.
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  119. tweet http://twitter.com/SnowflakeDay/statuses/12665011223

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  124. I'd get the crunchy clean jar in vanilla lavender!

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  125. I signed up for the crunchy clean newsletter

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  126. I'm a crunchy clean facebook fan

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  128. I'm a facebook fan of cheap and creative
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  129. I would go for the detergent in Vanilla Lavender.
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  130. I get your e-mails.
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  131. I entered the reusable bag giveaway.
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  132. tweet http://twitter.com/SnowflakeDay/statuses/12966289714

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  133. I would the popular scent sampler and the everyday detergant

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  134. I follow your blog as jelaws5

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  135. FB fan-Julie A Scott Laws

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  136. email subscriber

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  137. i would get a large package of crunchy clean diaper detergent and a few samples of different scents

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  138. i am a fan of crunchy clean on facebook

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  139. i signed up for the crunchy clean newsletter

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  140. i follow crunchy clean on twitter

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  141. i have your button on my blog (entry 2)

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  142. i have your button on my blog (entry 1)

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  143. i receive the cheap and creative newsletter

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  144. i follow cheap and creative on twitter

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  145. i am a facebook fan of cheap and creative

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  148. i have your birthday button on my blog (entry 1)

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  149. i did a shout out about this contest on my facebook page

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  150. i emailed three friends about the contest and send you the carbon copy

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  151. i gave a twitter shout out about the contest

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  152. I would love to have their Everyday Cleaner in the Large Jar.

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  153. I would get the Everyday regular size Crunchy Clean bag and the "Starter kit".

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  154. tweet http://twitter.com/SnowflakeDay/statuses/13024417852

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  155. I just started using the diaper detergent and love it. I just washed my bed sheets in it because I love the smell, I want to get the everyday detergent now!!!!

    jaimegreat at gmail dot com

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  156. I subscribe to the newsletter

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  157. I am a crunchy clean FB fan

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  158. i would use the GC on a detergent and sprinkles in pink sugar scent! i'm obsessed with that scent!!

    lytedark at gmail

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  159. i get the crunchy clean newsletter

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  160. i'm a crunchy clean facebook fan

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  161. I'm a facebook fan of cheap and creative
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  162. I also entered the SKOY cloth giveaway for birthday week
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  163. I subscribe to cheap and creative by email
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  164. i entered the world's best giveaway as well!

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  165. I would buy a large diaper detergent in Buttercream cupcake!
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  166. subscribed to their newsletter!
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  167. i follow you on twitter
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  168. i am your facebook fan
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  169. i am their facebook fan
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  170. i subscribe to your blog via email
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  171. I would get one everyday detergent in large and one in regular. Thanks!

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  172. http://littlemissemmylou.blogspot.com/
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  174. http://twitter.com/missemmielou/status/13031136922
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  175. voted for you on top mommy blogs!
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  176. I also entered the World's Best Cat Litter giveaway. Thanks!

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  177. I also entered the SKOY cloth giveaway Thanks!

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  178. I am Facebook Fan and would LOVE to try the Laundry Detergent!

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  179. http://littlemissemmylou.blogspot.com/
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  180. http://littlemissemmylou.blogspot.com/
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  182. I am a huge fan and can be found trolling their Facebook Fan Site!

    I would love to try the laundry detergent!

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