Monday, April 11, 2011

GIVEAWAY: It's So Easy Going Green - Quick and Easy Ways to Save the Planet ENDS 4/18 (CLOSED)

Going Green has Never been This Easy...

I am pretty sure that most people are aware that April is Earth month. Every time this month rolls around, it serves as a reminder that I need to be more responsible with the resources that I have been given. As a busy mom with a job, a family and a blog, I am always looking for easy ways to get everything done.

So what are some of the easy ways to go green?

Recycle more that just bottles and cans for Cash!
When most people think of recycling, the first thing that usually comes to mind are bottles, and cans. But recylcing can go far beyond the obvious. My son tends to collect video games that he no longer plays. So twice a year, I ask him to pick out the ones that he no longer wants and we trade them in for a store gift card. His last trade-in netted him $22 toward the purchase of a new game.

Gamestop, Target, Dell, Apple, Verizon, and tons of other companies accept trade-ins on video games, cell phones, tablets and old computers which earn you cash while helping these things to stay out of landfills.

Plastic Bags No More!
Each Earth Day, we are asked to try to switch plastic bags for cloth and this year I have made a concerted effort to do my part. I now carry a whole stack of very fashionable cloth bags in my car so that I remember to use them when I go shopping.  And of course the fact that I get 5 cents for each bag I bring in is just icing on the cake :)

Take the Scott Naturals Pledge!
Scott Naturals is challenging Americans to pledge to go green by testing out its line of hybrid paper products for four weeks.

Scott Naturals is the world's first line of hybrid paper products that features bath tissue, paper towels, flushable moist wipes and napkins made with a blend of virgin material and at least 20% recycled material in products or packaging. I have been chosen to participate in a blogger program to test drive the new Scott Naturals in my home for the next 4 weeks. This week I started using the Scott Naturals Mega Roll Tissue in both my bathrooms and I cannot tell the difference between the natural and the regular.

The Scott Naturals' motto is "You Won't Feel the Difference, but the Environment Will" and I have to say that is a true statement.

Between April 4 and September 30, you can go to and pledge to participate in the Scott Naturals 4-Week Test Drive Program. While you’re taking the pledge, you can enter for a chance to win a Ford Fusion hybrid sedan. You can also get coupons to save money on your Scott Naturals purchases.

And for every person that takes the pledge using the link above, Scott Naturals will make a donation to the National Wildlife Federation of $1 (up to $25,000 total).

So, you see Going Green and being good to Mother Earth has never been so easy.

One FREEISMYLIFE reader will win the entire line of Scott Naturals products which include bath tissue, paper towels, flushable moist wipes, and napkins.  HOLLA to the FREE!


· Visit and Make a virtual pledge to take the 4-Week Test Drive and enter to win the Ford Fusion Hyrid.

· Leave a comment on this blog post sharing that you’ve taken the pledge and have entered the 4-Week Test Drive Sweepstakes. Make sure you leave an email address so that you can be contacted if you win.

· The individuals that complete these giveaway requirements each week will be entered to win.

· Registration and entry into the sweepstakes is free.  This giveaway ends on Monday, April 18th at Noon.

(2) Extra Giveaway Entries

- You can get 1 extra giveaway entry for following FREEISMYLIFE on Facebook.  Leave a separate comment on this blog post indicating you follow FREEISMYLIFE on Facebook.

- You can get 1 extra giveaway entry for Tweeting the following message on Twitter "I just entered the @freeismylife giveaway to win a #ScottNaturals Prize Pack #ScottTestDrive". Leave a separate comment on this post with the URL of the tweeted message.

2) PRIZING: One Scott Naturals Kit includes (Scott Naturals Tissue, Scott Naturals Towels, Scott Naturals Napkins, Scott Naturals Flushable Moist Wipes). Limit one prize per person per week in the sweepstakes regardless of the number of entries submitted. One person can win up to four times during the four weeks of the sweepstakes, but only one time each week.

3) ELIGIBILITY: Open to legal residents of the 50 United States and District of Columbia who are 18 years of age or older at time of entry. Employees of, its affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising and promotion agencies and their immediate family members and/or those living in the same household of each are not eligible to participate.

4) WINNER SELECTION: One winner will be selected in a random drawing during each week of the promotion using or comparable service. Winners will be notified by email. In the event the winner does not respond within 48 hours of first notification attempt, prize will be forfeited and an alternate winner may be selected.

5) FULFILLMENT: The Motherhood will ship prizes when giveaway winners have been announced and a mailing address has been provided. Allow 3-4 weeks for delivery.

This week's winner is David Kinney of Trenton, MI. Congratulations David.

Disclosure: I wrote this post as part of a sponsored blogging tour by The Motherhood and Scott Naturals.  I was compensated for my time to participate, but all opinions are my own.


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