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  • Chief Family Officer’s Third Anniversary Celebration: Giveaway #3 #4 – $10 CVS gift card & Cascade products

    Unless you’re brand new to CFO (and if you are, welcome!), you know that I love playing The Drugstore Game and that my new favorite store is CVS. So it seemed only right to give away a CVS gift card! And we all know by now that giving away a $10 CVS gift card is like giving away $500 πŸ˜‰

    In addition to the CVS gift card, Cascade will give the winner a bottle of dishwashing gel. And, four other readers will receive their own bottle of Cascade gel!

    To enter, head over to the Cascade site and look around. Then come back and leave me a comment telling me something you learned.

    For an extra chance to win, subscribe to my feed via RSS or email and leave a separate comment telling me you have done so (or that you’re already subscribed).

    And for a third chance to win, write about this giveaway on your own site, then leave me a separate comment with a link to your post.

    The giveaway ends at 6:00 p.m. PDT on Wednesday, June 11. I’ll use Random.org to generate a number that corresponds with the winning comment.

    The winners will be announced here on CFO. If I can easily locate the winners’ email address, I will also email the winners. The winners will have 48 hours to claim their prizes; otherwise a new winner will be randomly selected.

    One entry per type per person. This giveaway is open to residents of the U.S. and Canada.

    Good luck!


    1. elliekarhan says:

      Cascade Plastic Booster removes red stains and odors from plastics and makes them like new again- which means all my nasty tupperware is going to look great!

    2. Here’s something I learned:
      Tip: There’s no need to overload the dishwasher because even small loads are still more energy efficient than doing dishes in the sink.

    3. Tips for loading silverware in your dishwasher. Load some handles up and some with handles down to prevent nesting. For better cleaning results

    4. tips for loading the dishwasher. apparently, i am doing it all wrong!!

    5. Marin... says:

      Well, I learned that “The first automatic dishwashers became popular during the post-World War II housing boom, thanks to an outstanding economy and improved technology.” I like little history tidbits like that.

    6. Marin... says:

      I also subscribed via Google homepage reader.

    7. Marin... says:

      I also posted a link:

    8. barbara says:

      According to food science experts, eggs are among the toughest foods to clean from dishes.

    9. Shannon says:

      I had no idea that Cascade has a plastics product. I wonder if CVS carries it?


    10. Anonymous says:

      I always face my dishes in one direction, didn’t know you should face them all toward the center!

    11. Denise Sawyer says:

      I learned about the plastic booster. I didn’t know there WAS such a product that could remove those icky stains from spaghetti and chili!

      The “Cent”sible Sawyer

    12. I’m subscribed via google reader

    13. I wasn’t aware that…
      (in the dishwasher) Placing glassware over the tines can cause breakage and water spots.

    14. Usually, I swear by Electrasol. But, the Cascade plastic booster does sound like something that would work well with my dishes, so it might be worth giving a shot.

      I hope that it will generate ECBs at CVS sometime soon!

    15. I’m subscribed to your feed, have been for ages. πŸ™‚

    16. Shelly (mrs.frugal@sbcglobal(dot)net says:

      I learned that Josephine Cochrane invented the dishwasher more than 100 years ago because she was tired of servants chipping her china. Wow. πŸ™‚

    17. Shelly (mrs.frugal@sbcglobal(dot)net says:

      I am subscribed via Google Reader!

    18. Hmm, i never knew it was more energy efficient to do a load in the dishwasher than wash them in the sink!!

    19. Through Thick and Thin says:

      The advanced formula of Cascade Complete not only removes food particles from your dishes, it helps dissolve them. They rinse away clean and don’t get stuck on other dishes or in your dishwasher.

    20. I didn’t realize that doing a small load of dishes in the dishwasher is still more energy efficient than washing by hand!

    21. NICU101 says:

      I also learned about small loads being more energy efficient. I thought the dishwasher had to FULL! πŸ™‚


    22. “Avoid running your washer, taking a shower, or filling the bathtub while your dishwasher is in use.” I guess I never really thought about this before.

    23. I subscribed to your RSS feed a few weeks ago!

    24. The site says that the dishwasher doesn’t need to be overloaded, that it uses less energy to wash them in the dishwasher than the sink (and water savings too?). Must tell this one to my husband, who won’t start the dishwasher unless every possible space is jam packed.

    25. ababe28 says:

      The overloading is news to me…I didn’t know that!

    26. laura519 says:

      I can’t believe that it’s even small loads in the dishwasher are more energy efficient than hand washing! This makes my day with twins who drink out of bottles AND sippy cups!!

    27. Here’s something I learned. Cascade use the heat generated by your dishwasher, releases light, kitchen-freshening scents through your dishwasher’s vents.

    28. I just subscribed for the email too!

    29. I didn’t know that Cascade had a plastic booster cleaner. I am going to be on the lookout for it the next time I am in the store.

    30. Mercedes says:

      You can enter the cascade giveaway on their website for $3k towards cleaning services! I need something like that. I love cascade. Thanks for the wonderful give aways.

    31. Jennifer says:

      I learned that using your dishwasher is more energy efficient than doing dishes by hand. Great to know!!

    32. Mercedes says:


      I already had planned writing about your giveaways. Thank you so much for all of this.


    33. Chrissy says:

      i learned that cascade and dawn are working together to clean our dishes!

    34. So I had no idea that it was so economical to run my dishwasher…that the water it takes to run a load usually costs less than a postage stamp…with that price continually rising, though…:)

    35. Sarah's Savings says:

      I learned that you should not place glasses over the tines in the dishwasher — I *always* place them over the tines — I thought it held them better! OOPS!

    36. Sarah's Savings says:

      and I did a little blog entry about your contest/blog πŸ™‚ CHeck it out here: http://sarahssavings.blogspot.com/2008/06/because-theres-never-enough-cvs.html

    37. i didn’t know you’re supposed to face the dishes towards the center!

    38. I subscribed to your email – thanks!

    39. windycindy says:

      I learned not to let stemware items touch in the dishwasher because of breakage. Please enter me in your fabulous contest! Thanks,Cindi

    40. Michelle says:

      The fun trivia on the Cascade site ROCKS! “A combination dishwasher/clothes-washer was made in 1945, and a combination dishwasher/range was made in 1953. Neither idea caught on.”

      Huh. Wonder why that didn’t catch on?

    41. I learned that to get better getting cleaning results you should put some handles up and some down to prevent nesting in your dishwasher. Thanks so much for the opportunity.


    42. I also subscribed via email.


    43. mannequin says:

      hhmmm… I always wondered…what happens to the plate food in the dishwasher?
      Cascade not only removes but also helps dissolve the food.


    44. MrsAdams06 says:

      I learned that “on average, you can wash a load of dishes in your dishwasher for less than the cost of a postage stamp.” Hmmm… who would have guessed that? I thought I was splurging by running the dishwasher so often!

    45. MrsAdams06 says:

      I am an email subscriber as well.

    46. MrsAdams06 says:

      I have also just posted on my blog about your blog and giveaway.

      My blog is:

      Thank you! Great giveaway.

    47. JenMarie says:

      Hi! I just found out there was a plastic booster to remove stains!!!
      Woo Hoo!

    48. JenMarie says:

      I just signed up for emails! LOVE your blog, this is my first visit!

    49. CrystalGB says:

      I learned tips on loading the dishwasher and that it cost less than a postage stamp to run the dishwasher.