Tide Free & Gentle Coupon Giveaway (5 Winners)

by Marcy on September 16, 2012 · 95 comments

UPDATE #2: This giveaway has ended. Winners are: #28 – Emily

#38 – Debbie

#85 – Cecilia

#83 – Betty

#21 – Ashley S

UPDATE: Because my site was experiencing technical issues that prevented some people from entering this giveaway, I am re-posting and extending it until Tuesday, 9/18/12 at 3PM EST. The issue has since been resolved! :-)

I have super sensitive skin. As in, I react to shampoo, deodorant and and laundry detergent/fabric softener etc… that has even a hint of scent to it – and it isn’t pretty!! That’s why I love Tide Free & Gentle. I’m able to get the same result as regular Tide but with this dye and perfume free version!

The great folks at Tide sent me 5 coupons good for a FREE 32 Load Tide Free & Gentle Liquid Detergent, to give away to 5 lucky winners!

What am I giving away?

5 winners will receive 1 product coupon good for a FREE bottle of 32 Load Tide Free & Gentle Laundry Detergent

How can you win?

You can enter up to 4 times:

1) Leave a comment letting me know your best laundry tip. (Note: Scroll to the bottom of this post and click “Post Comment”. You must be on my site – you can’t do this through a reader.)

2) Tweet about this giveaway on Twitter:

@stretchingabuck is giving away FREE Tide Free & Gentle! 5 Winners! https://www.stretchingabuckblog.com/?p=50148 #giveaway

3) Promote this on your Facebook Page. (Be sure to check out Stretching a Buck on Facebook!)

4) Subscribe to my feed or email newsletter and stay on top of all of the deals that I write about each week! If you already subscribe, please leave a separate comment letting me know that you are currently a subscriber (thank you!).

Who is eligible?

You must have a valid US address to be eligible.

When does this giveaway end?

Saturday, September 18, 2012 at 3 PM EST

The winner will be chosen via the random number generator at random.org and will be notified via email. Please note that if I do not hear from the winner within 4 days that another winner will be chosen.

Good Luck!

Disclosure: This giveaway was sponsored by Tide. Opinions expressed here are strictly my own. View my disclosure policy here.


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1 Rebecca A September 12, 2012 at 1:59 PM

I probably don’t have any great laundry tips. With three boys it is all I can do to get it run and folded before the basket is full again.

2 Camille W September 12, 2012 at 2:14 PM

I subscribe to your e-mail newsletter.

3 Sharon September 12, 2012 at 2:16 PM

Treat stains as soon as possible. I have been using OxiClean stain fighting stick and it works pretty well and you can treat it and leave it for up to a week before washing.

4 Sharon September 12, 2012 at 2:18 PM

I subscribe to your emails.

5 Sarah C September 12, 2012 at 2:30 PM

My best laundry tip: read the label!

6 Sarah C September 12, 2012 at 2:30 PM

I am an email subscriber :)

7 Cathy September 12, 2012 at 2:47 PM

I try to pre-soak any hard stains and use a toothbrush to scrub them out.

8 Cathy September 12, 2012 at 2:47 PM

I’m an email subscriber

9 Lindsey September 12, 2012 at 3:08 PM

I like to use my drying rack as much as possible for mesh shorts, bras, underwear and other things that don’t need to go in the dryer per se. It cuts down on number of items in my dryer which equal less overall drying time and protects the items I hang-dry, so it’s a win-win!

10 jeri September 12, 2012 at 6:11 PM

i receive your emails

11 jeri September 12, 2012 at 6:12 PM

i put stain remover on stains then soak

12 Kerry G September 12, 2012 at 9:28 PM

If you’re not sure whether to dry or not, hang it up! I don’t know how many things I’ve accidentally shrunk! Only use hot water for towels and whites :)

13 Connie September 12, 2012 at 9:52 PM

Pre-treat any stains and have different dirty laundry bins so clothes are already sorted prior to laundry day.

14 Connie September 12, 2012 at 9:53 PM

I’m an email subscriber.

15 Amy S September 12, 2012 at 10:27 PM
16 Amy S September 12, 2012 at 10:30 PM

My best tip would probably to get sme wool dryer balls to cut down on the amount of time it takes to dry a load of laundry. I used plastic ones for years and noticed nothing. This year I bought 6 wool balls and immediately noticed a difference. What used to take 60 minutes is now dry in about 40!

17 Amy S September 12, 2012 at 10:37 PM
18 Lucinda September 13, 2012 at 6:21 AM

my best laundry tip…for stains from fresh fruit (like strawberrries, blackberries, etc) pour boiling water over the spot, the stain comes out immediently!

19 Lucinda September 13, 2012 at 6:21 AM

i’m an email subscriber

20 Lucinda September 13, 2012 at 6:22 AM
21 Ashley S September 13, 2012 at 10:36 AM

My best laundry tip is doing it twice a week and not waiting until you are out of everything!

22 Ashley S September 13, 2012 at 10:36 AM

I am subscribed. :)

23 Jessica Beard September 13, 2012 at 11:50 AM

Soak stains in cold water as soon as possible.

24 Jessica Beard September 13, 2012 at 11:51 AM

I subscribe to your feed.

25 Jessica Beard September 13, 2012 at 11:51 AM
26 Hannah September 13, 2012 at 12:20 PM

Fels Naptha bar – it does wonders on dirt, grass stains – all those stains from sports etc

27 Hannah September 13, 2012 at 12:20 PM

I subscribe to your feed

28 emily September 13, 2012 at 12:32 PM

Air dry some things so you dont use as much energy.

29 emily September 13, 2012 at 12:32 PM

I am an email subscriber

30 Carmen September 13, 2012 at 1:19 PM

Treat stains as soon as they happen – don’t wait for laundry day when they’ll be set in.

31 Carmen September 13, 2012 at 1:19 PM

I’m subscribed to your feed

32 Melissa H September 14, 2012 at 12:29 AM

I really like Oxyclean. I spray it on stains and let it dry, then when I throw it in the washer I respray it.

33 Melissa H September 14, 2012 at 12:30 AM

I am a daily email subscriber

34 Melissa H September 14, 2012 at 12:30 AM

I shared on facebook!

35 debbie jackson September 14, 2012 at 3:14 PM

My tip is to to use tide stain release pods………they work great
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36 debbie jackson September 14, 2012 at 3:15 PM
37 debbie jackson September 14, 2012 at 3:16 PM

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38 debbie jackson September 14, 2012 at 3:18 PM

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39 Camiele September 15, 2012 at 3:08 PM

My best tip would be to just throw everything in there that’s washable until the washer is full!

40 Camiele September 15, 2012 at 3:23 PM

Tweeted it on Twitter.

41 Joyce Wallace September 16, 2012 at 3:59 PM

I actually found this out by accident, my husband is a EMT and wears a light blue button shirt. But when he’s working and putting people into the ambulance he tends to get auto grease on his shirts. I found out by using Dawn dish detergent and a tooth brush can help remove that stubborn auto grease. I hope that’s helpful to you and your readers.

42 Malania September 16, 2012 at 4:02 PM

My best tip… I don’t have much of a tip except, with 6 kids, I do the laundry daily so I don’t get behind.

43 Malania September 16, 2012 at 4:03 PM

I am an email subscriber :)

44 Joyce Wallace September 16, 2012 at 4:08 PM

I posted a tweet about the giveaway, and I already subscribe to your feed ect.

45 Linda Fulton September 16, 2012 at 4:52 PM

Get clothes out of dry before they sit too long and get wrinkled.

46 Veronica September 16, 2012 at 5:08 PM

I’m not sure how, but we make a lot of dirty clothes. My tip is that I do one load of laundry a day, that way it doesn’t pile up and I don’t feel overwhelmed by the end of the week.

47 Anne Marie September 16, 2012 at 5:12 PM

My best tip is to do laundry often – do not let it pile up – fold clothes immediately and put away – repeat – do not let it pile up.

48 Anne Marie September 16, 2012 at 5:12 PM

I am an email subscriber/follower.

49 Jamie September 16, 2012 at 5:16 PM

I like adding vinegar to the rinse cycle to help remove odors and soften fabrics.

50 marci h September 16, 2012 at 6:06 PM

for stains–pre-soak over night–then do laundry as usual–most stains will come out pretty easily :)

51 marci h September 16, 2012 at 6:07 PM

subscribe via e-mail :)

52 Sandra C in Moulton, AL September 16, 2012 at 7:38 PM

Just subscribed to your news feed.

53 Sandra C in Moulton, AL September 16, 2012 at 7:45 PM

I just shared the giveaway on Facebook.

54 Sandra C in Moulton, AL September 16, 2012 at 7:47 PM

Pre-treating asap, but when it stays in the laundry basket for a period of time, I re-treat.

55 Rose Wise September 16, 2012 at 7:53 PM

Spray & Wash in gigantic quantities.

56 Linda B September 16, 2012 at 8:01 PM

Pre-treat stains as soon as possible. Wash in cold water to save money.

57 Linda B September 16, 2012 at 8:02 PM

I’m an email subscriber.

58 Wendy B. September 16, 2012 at 8:46 PM

I use Clorox 2 in every load for whiter whites & cleaner clothes in general.

59 cher September 16, 2012 at 9:22 PM

I use white vinegar on a lot of stains. I also add it to the laundry (whiter and cleaner) and or softener cap for towel (helps absorbency where softeners don’t). If I have extra baking soda I will add that for freshness.

Like one other poster (this is not so much a tip) but I also very rarely use my dryer. Not good for the environment, clothes or bills. I do use the dryer for towels and sheets because I am paranoid about getting bedbugs :)

60 cher September 16, 2012 at 9:22 PM

I subscribe to the newsletter via email

61 cher September 16, 2012 at 9:23 PM

I don’t use Facebook or twitter ): I do however share your newsletters and friends have subscribed.

62 judyyy September 16, 2012 at 9:46 PM

Don’t wash your clothes until they actually need it. You can wear pjs for instance more than once before washing.

63 judyyy September 16, 2012 at 9:46 PM

email subscriber

64 Sarah September 16, 2012 at 9:59 PM

Email subscriber.

65 Sarah September 16, 2012 at 10:00 PM

Laundry tip is to have a place where the rest of the family can help sort…such as mutiple baskets in the laundry room.

66 Lonnie September 16, 2012 at 10:42 PM

My best laundry tip is to have my 1 year old help! With so many dirty clothes these days, he does a great job of putting the wet clothes in the dryer and putting his own clothes away in his dresser (of course, everything ends up in the bottom two drawers and unfolded, but at least they are put away!)

67 Lonnie September 16, 2012 at 10:43 PM

I am also an email subscriber.

68 Melissa September 17, 2012 at 1:18 AM

I use baking soda in the washer in addition to my detergent to freshen up my laundry

69 Deanna G. September 17, 2012 at 4:52 AM

Don’t overload the washer.

70 Deanna G. September 17, 2012 at 4:53 AM
71 Deanna G. September 17, 2012 at 4:54 AM
72 Deanna G. September 17, 2012 at 4:54 AM

I subscribe by email.

73 Michelle September 17, 2012 at 7:04 AM

Pretreat stains as soon as you can to prevent permanent set in.

74 Michelle September 17, 2012 at 7:04 AM

email subscriber

75 marie September 17, 2012 at 8:07 AM

My husband has similiar issues with deodorant and laundry detergents. Thank goodness companies have come out with these types of products.

76 Holly R September 17, 2012 at 8:10 AM

Borateem or Baking Soda are both great for presoaking stains. I use Borateem & a small amount of laundry detergent in a bucket & soak baby stains overnight, Then wash. I also double rinse in cold all baby laundry to get detergent residue out.

77 Alicia H. September 17, 2012 at 9:11 AM

If you have a front-loader washer, remember to run the clean cycle every few weeks with vinegar or bleach. And leave the door open to keep the drum from getting smelly (I don’t have kids, so I can do this ;-)

78 Alicia H. September 17, 2012 at 9:11 AM

I subscribe to your newsletter.

79 Samantha C. September 17, 2012 at 9:38 AM

Best laundry tip is wait till you have a full load.

80 Samantha C. September 17, 2012 at 9:38 AM

I’m an email subscriber.

81 Karen September 17, 2012 at 10:55 AM

A bit of white vinegar added to the load helps knock
out strong odors.

82 Betty September 17, 2012 at 11:14 AM

I’m an email subscriber :)

83 Betty September 17, 2012 at 11:16 AM

Best tip: I love using Downy Unstopable… it makes the laudry smell fabulous!!

84 Pearl September 17, 2012 at 11:20 AM

Use products with no harsh ingredients.

85 Cecilia Tineo September 17, 2012 at 12:51 PM

I use white vinegar for my towel twice a month !!! take out strong odors.

86 Renita Hegner September 17, 2012 at 2:24 PM

I use baking soda for nasty smelly socks!

87 Amy September 17, 2012 at 2:25 PM

I am an email subscriber!

88 Sandy September 17, 2012 at 2:39 PM

I am an email subscriber.

89 Sandy September 17, 2012 at 2:40 PM

I use laundry bag for bras and delicate fabrics

90 LISA BLUMENSTEIN September 17, 2012 at 2:54 PM

ALWAYS PRE-TREAT

91 LISA BLUMENSTEIN September 17, 2012 at 2:54 PM

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92 Betsy September 17, 2012 at 8:22 PM

Hang to dry, especially delicates.

93 Amy September 17, 2012 at 11:38 PM

Vinegar can be used as a laundry softener (and it doesnt leave an odor!)

94 amber September 18, 2012 at 1:21 PM

I treat stains with oxy clean. it works the best.

95 amber September 18, 2012 at 1:21 PM

I subscribe to emails!

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