Monday, July 27

Seventh Generation Under the Sink Makeover Contest + Healthy Home Kit Giveaway

This giveaway is now closed. Congrats to the winner: The Mangerchine's

Recently I was asked to help spread the word about a contest that Seventh Generation is hosting. With one of the grand prizes being a trip to an Eco-Spa how could I resist!

Here is the scoop:

Seventh Generation is hosting an “Under the Sink Makeover Contest from July 22 to August 14, 2009 that asks you to reveal your best friend’s dirtiest secrets – those hiding under the kitchen sink, that is!

With the area under the kitchen sink as a family’s typical dumping ground for chemical products, Seventh Generation wants families nationwide to know about – and detox – this potentially hazardous area, usually within arm’s reach of kids.

The “Under the Sink Makeover Contest” is seeking nominations on through August 14, for under the kitchen sink areas that are in desperate need of organization and detoxification.

  • Submit a photo of the area under a friend’s sink
  • and a 250-word description on why they deserve an under the sink makeover (e.g., she’s concerned for the health of her family and the environment, the area under her sink a toxic wasteland, she’s overwhelmed by the chaos of motherhood and wants to change but doesn’t know where to begin, etc.),

for a chance to win great prizes!

One lucky grand prize winner will receive a package that includes:

  • An in-home consultation at the friend’s house with Dr. Alan Greene, practicing pediatrician and specialist in green living
  • A one year supply of Seventh Generation products for both the entrant and the friend in need
  • A trip to New York City for the entrant and her friend that includes a one-night stay at the W New York – Times Square hotel
  • A day of pampering at New York’s Green Spa that will include a Body Polish, Wellness Massage, Ocean Vegan Spa Manicure/Pedicure along with a one hour make-up application and lesson

Four other finalists and their friends will receive:

  • A Seventh Generation Living Home Starter Kit containing a variety of home-cleaning products for their own under the kitchen sink makeover
  • A luxurious Lavera home spa kit containing Lavera’s customer favorite BODY SPA shower gel, body scrub and bath salts, and premium LAVERÉ Anti-Aging body lotion to pamper themselves.

I am pretty sure that your friend would gladly let you take pictures of the dirty little secrets hiding under their kitchen sink for the chance to win these prizes (I know I would!)

To give you a little taste of what the contest has to offer, Seventh Generation is kindly offering 1 of my readers the chance to win a Seventh Generation Living Home Starter Kit

This non-toxic, clean & green kit includes:

  • Kitchen Cleaner
  • All-Purpose Cleaner
  • Glass & Surface Cleaner (my favorite glass cleaner)
  • Shower Cleaner
  • Toilet Bowl Cleaner
  • Tub & Tile Cleaner
  • 100% Recycled Brown Paper Towels (the only ones I use)
  • Seventh Generation Tote Bag (very sturdy)

Everything you need to clean your home in a healthy, non-toxic way!

To Enter: Leave a comment telling us what dirty little secret hides under your kitchen sink. (the funnier the better)

Don't forget to include your e-mail address (if your profile does not have it listed)

Giveaway Ends: Sunday Aug 2nd when I will pick the winner!

Extra Entries: Blog about this giveaway and post the link here. Subscribe to Over Coffee -the green edition or become a follower and let me know you did (BTW, I really appreciate everyone who already has and I promise that this is the last giveaway that will include this extra entry)

Good Luck!

and be sure to let me know when you win the Grand Prize!

Misc Green Fact: If every household in the U.S. replaced just one 32oz. of solvent based cleaner with a 32oz bottle of one All-Purpose Cleaner, we could save 9.3 million pounds of VOCs from entering our environment.


greengirl said...

Great giveaway! I actually have used many of these products and can honestly say they are great and I would love to replenish my supply! As for my dirty little secret (and I hate to even admit it) is I have some of those disposable disinfectant wipes that I use from time to time :( I'm working on using them less and using cloths and natural cleaners instead...but not 100% there yet!

Dee said...

Thanks for the giveaway! I have quite a few dirty little secrets. I have recently been making the switch to "greener" products. I still have almost all of my products under there that have nasty chemicals that I want to keep my kids away from!

Danielle said...

A friend forwarded this link because she knows the dirty truth. I want to be green. Oh, how I want it... But I am an overworked lawyer and a creature of habit. I am also a packrat and I have gallons of extra poison waiting to be used. Sadly, my step-daughter gets excited to clean because she wants to "spray the poison."

My husband is a true believer that only toxic chemicals work. He will not dry his hands with a towel in the kitchen. It must be a paper towel. He will only clean with paper towels, no many how many rags I have.

I want to break this nasty cycle. I have a number of chronic illnesses. My husband and step-son have bad allergies. Just today, my cat was diagnosed with allergies. I hate cleaning the bathroom because of the toxic fumes headache that follows. It is time for change, but I feel bad since I have an arsenal of poison waiting to be used.

Here's the one that hurts the most: My hubby will take oven cleaner, like easy off, to clean the broiler pan that he then cooks our food on. I need help!

Nancy said...

My dirty little secret under my kitchen sink includes partially used containers of not-so-green products and my collection of odds-and-end jars and lids for discarding kitchen grease from cooking (so it doesn't go down the drain and clog my sink)

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Nancy said...

I follow.

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Anonymous said...

My dirty secret is that I use disposable wipes. I want to break the habit and would love to try the all purpose spray.


spitfyr323 said...

I have Seventh Generation Products AND A Better Life Products under my sink BUT there is also some yucky stuff there - like Lysol spray and Pledge.

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spitfyr323 said...

I'm a subscriber!

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Marina said...

Are you referring to the moist mouldy thing thats growing under the sponges?

wigget said...

all kinds of chemicals!

Jenny said...

under my sink is rotten boards that lead to who knows what is growing under there. it smells and looks too scary to get close to.

The Mangerchine's said...

what a great giveaway! my under the sink includes several bottles of commercial products that are laden with icky chemicals. i've never tried any green products, but would LOVE to!

The Mangerchine's said...

i also became a follower.

Nelsby said...

Underneath my sink lurks overflow from my garbage can. I clean it all the time...but it just happens again and again!
Thanks so much for the giveaway!
sierranelsby (at) gmail (dot) com

Nelsby said...

I am following your blog.
sierranelsby (at) gmail (dot) com

Nelsby said...

I'm a subscriber.
sierranelsby (at) gmail (dot) com

Nurse Mommy said...

ugh you dont even want to see under my sink! Yikes! Probably the worst thing I have is like no lie 20 cans of bug spray there too. We have someone ocme and spray for bugs but living in FLorida...ummm yea....I hate bugs lol!

justicecw said...

My dirty little secret is that sometimes I use those little diswasher detergent one time use packets that are so bad for the water. I did however just buy an eco friendly liquid so I am turning over a new leaf. Thanks for the chance...I would love to try these products.

justicecw said...

I just became a follower.

justicecw said...

I just became a google reader subscriber. thanks,

riley said...

My dirty little secret about under my kitchen sink is the complete MESS! It's kinda ironic that the place I store all my cleaning stuff is such a mess, and kinda dirty too. There's NO organization, ring stains from leaky bottles, spilled baking soda all over and all the reusable bottles I mean to clean out & re-use, but....oh well!

riley said...

I'm now a subscriber. Great site!

riley said...

I follow.

Beth said...

We have cat food, cat brushes, ant spray, dishwasher soap, dust cloths, furniture polish, window cleaners, hand soap, comet, you name it - it is probably there!