Tuesday, October 12, 2010

A Complete Laundry System - Wonderball Review and Giveaway! - CLOSED

This giveaway has ended.

In my effort to find all things frugal, I have been scouring the Internet trying to find ways to cut down on laundry costs. With a family of five and two pets, we have a lot of laundry. Throw in the fact that I have two of the messiest eaters, and that all of my children generally wear at least two outfits a day because of food, poop, spit-up and the like we have a lot of really dirty laundry. We do try to rewear things, and I do most of our wash in cold water. I also use very little detergent because research says that you don't need nearly as much as the little lines tell you. But, I thought if I could totally cut out detergent and fabric softener, well then I'd be golden.

So in my efforts, I came across Mystic Wonders Inc. and their Complete Laundry System. It includes one Wonder Laundry Ball for the Washing Machine, and Two Wonder Dryer Balls to be used together in the dryer. Using this system is supposed to eliminate the need for both detergent and fabric softener.

From their website:

"The Wonder Ball
works through physics. The frequency enhanced mineral blend within the ball creates an energy field when agitated in the machine. When this energy meets with the water, the water is in its best cleaning state. It is the water that does the cleaning. No detergent needed."

"Together in balance, the [dryer] balls keep your clothes separated. The nubs keep redistributing the heat; cutting drying time."

The Laundry ball is good for three years, and the dryer balls are good for a lifetime! I have had this product for some time because I really wanted to be able to give it a thorough and thoughtful review.

In the end I was really surprised at how well the Wonder Laundry Ball worked. I think it works great at really getting the clothes clean without detergent. I honestly had no problem with stains, and my clothes look really clean!

I especially recommend it for parents of infants, or families with allergies because using this Laundry System means that you don't have to use any kind of chemicals on your clothing.

But, the one concern I had is that while it worked great on stains and most odors, it did not get out my hubby's BO smell. My poor husband has had serious body odor problems his whole life, and it is a chore to ensure that he smells like Old Spice everyday and not something else. So, that is the one downside to the Washer Ball that I found, however I think there are many benefits that outweigh this one fault. And, I don't think it is a problem that most people have to deal with.

I LOVE the dryer balls. I was able to cut down our drying time by 1/3, which was not something I thought of in the beginning! So now, not only am I saving money on dryer sheets or fabric softener, but also on our electric bill too! The balls do make the dryer pretty noisy, and my laundry room shares a wall with my one-year old's bedroom, so I haven't been able to run the dryer during nap time. But, I don't care, these things are awesome.

Thanks to Mystic Wonders Inc., I get to offer one of you a Complete Laundry System of your own valued at $49.95! 

Please leave a separate comment for each entry, along with your email so I can contact you if you win!  
 
Mandatory Entry: Tell me why you want to win the Complete Laundry System!


Extra Entries:
1. Follow me using Google Friend Connect.
2. Visit Mystic Wonders' website and tell me one other product you would be interested in buying.
3. Like Frugal For My Friends on Facebook.
4. Enter one of my other giveaways listed on the right hand column of my blog.
 
This giveaway runs from October 12th to October 26th. This giveaway is open to U.S. and Canadian residents. A winner will be chosen using random.org. Make sure to include your email address with your comment so I can contact you once the giveaway has ended. Once contacted, the winner will have 48 hours to respond before a new winner is chosen. I was given sample products for review purposes and was not compensated in any other way for this review. These opinions are my own. The prize will be shipped by Mystic Wonders Inc. and not by this blog.

80 comments:

  1. So I reread your instructions (I've always been a bit of a skipper!) and saw that I'm supposed to leave my email and leave a separate comment for why I'd I want to win the laundry system. I'd love to win this system b/c I have a 2-month old baby and she is spitting up everywhere! And, I could definitely use the money toward diapers instead.

    Thanks for all you do!
    nicolefabian3@yahoo.com (for this comment and the previous comment)

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  2. First of all I have a 7 month old son who has eczema and just really sensitive skin so we use fragrance free laundry detergent on his clothes and bedding. This laundry system would work wonders for us and help save us some money. Also we do not have room for a washer and dryer where we live so I have to go do our laundry at my parent's house and it seems like the dryer takes FOREVER!! The dryer ball that cuts the drying time by 1/3 would save me so much time and I would not have to be getting home at 11 at night from doing laundry all day long!

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  3. I follow you via google friend connect

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  4. I like Frugal for my Friends on Facebook


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  5. I entered the Alice.com giveaway!


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  6. Would Love to give this a shot!
    ann.m.vuong at gmail dot com

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  7. I have a toddler who loves making messes and has sensative skin, this is why I want to win
    snugles4433@hotmail.com
    shelby

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  8. I follow you on GFC
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  9. I want to win this to try it out. With a two year old in the house I don't have a lack of laundry to try it on.

    Thanks for the chance,
    Ana
    floridafrugalfamily(at)yahoo dot com

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  10. I would love to try this out because it would save money and it seems like it would be more eco friendly.
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  11. GFC follower
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  12. Like you on facebook (Kirsten T)
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  13. I would love to get the Wonder Microfiber cloths.
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  14. I follow you on this blog.

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  15. I follow you on Facebook at nicolefabian3.

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  16. I want to win this to try it out. I love to try new stuff.
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  17. follow via GFC
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  18. follow on facebook
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  19. entered alice
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  20. My grandma is always telling me how wonderful dryer balls are so I would love to try them out!

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  21. I follow you - GFC

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  22. I would love to win the laundry system because my husband has very sensitve skin, plus we have 5 kids and 2 pets - LOTS OF LAUNDRY! As you can imagine we go through quite a bit of detergent, so this would be greatly appriciated!
    mommy saves at yahoo dot com

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  23. I have the dryer balls and they need to be replaced. I would love to try the laundry ball. We do about a load of laundry a day!

    misaacmom at gmail dot com

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  24. I would love to try it because we do a TON of laundry and I have to buy detergent ALL THE TIME! :)


    Megan
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    mommyminded.blogspot.com

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  25. I follow you via GFC!

    Megan
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  26. I would try the dishwasher set too!

    Megan
    mommyminded at gmail dot com
    mommyminded.blogspot.com

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  27. With two little kids and a messy husband, i'm constantly doing laundry-- i would love to cut down on my laundry costs!

    kathleenkmccoy at hotmail dot com

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  28. i'd like to try the Wonder Goat Milk Soap

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  29. i entered the alice.com giveaway

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  30. I have wanted to try the Soap Nuts for a while now to try to get away from commercial soaps...this laundry system would be even better!

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  31. I would like to try the wonder goat milk soap for my really dry skin.

    lten1994 at yahoo dot com

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  32. I would like to try the Wonder balls to get the clothes just a little cleaner and be as frugal as possible.

    Rachelhams at yahoo dot com

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  33. I would also like to try the ones for the dishwasher!
    Rachelhams at yahoo dot com

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  34. I entered the Alice.com giveaway.
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  35. We are a family of 6 where laundry quickly mounts up and this would help cut down on our drying time, reduce the amount of money we spend on laundry products and help me get done quicker.

    bamagv at aol dot com

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  36. My kids would like their Feng Shui Teak Wood Frogs

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  37. I read their website. I would love to try this product. We go through a ton of detergent with a family of 7. This product sounds really great. I was wondering if it works in an HE machine and couldn't find the answer to that so maybe I'll contact them. Thanks!
    hickenfam at hotmail dot com

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  38. I follow you with gfc (psychdog).
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  39. I entered the alice.com giveaway.
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  40. I would love to try the wonder balm. It sounds like a great product.
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  41. I entered the pear tree giveaway.
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  42. Trying to do all I can to be green and save money at the same time so it is a win win for the earth and for my fiance and myself.

    Terri
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  43. I also like the toilet tank condtioner
    Terri
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  44. I like you on FB.

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  45. I've always wanted to try one of those laundry balls

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  46. I like you on FB
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  47. follow u on gfc lizi serrano / mustang203@msn.com

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  48. i like the teak wood frogs lizi serrano / mustang203@msn.com

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  49. like u on facebook lizi serrano / mustang203@msn.com

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  50. entered pear tree lizi serrano / mustang203@msn.com

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  51. entered alice lizi serrano / mustang203@msn.com

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  52. I'd love to win because it looks so handy. I could save a lot of detergent.

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  53. I am on a very tight budget and saving money on detergent and dryer time would be a real help for my family.
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  54. The dishwasher ball sounds great! We go through a lot of dish detergent around here, and with the aforementioned very tight budget, it would really help.

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  55. I entered your Alice giveaway.
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  56. My biggest reason I want to win these is that I dislike waiting on the dryer to finish! It would be great to cut the drying time down.

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  57. I'm following you using Google Friend Connect.


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  58. I like Frugal For My Friends on Facebook.

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  59. I entered the alice.com giveaway.

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  60. I'd love to try this, especially to see if the dryer balls could help save money on our way-too-high electric bill!
    Thanks,
    Laura

    laurasu82 at yahoo.com

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  61. I entered the Alice and Pear Tree giveaways.

    Laura

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  62. I want to win these to annoy everyone in my apartment complex! ;)

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  63. GFC follower

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  64. I'd also like to try the microfiber cloths.

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  65. I like you on fb.

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  67. I entered the pear tree giveaway

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  68. I want to win The Complete Laundry System because I have an older dryer, and I'd love to conserve some power and quicken up how fast my laundry dries.

    Debbie P: rebbiedeed(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  69. I follow via google friend connect.

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  70. I'd also love to have the Wonder Dishwasher Ball.

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  71. I entered the Alice.com giveaway.

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  72. I would love to win these - and I love the fact that you said it cut down your drying time!!
    tcgirl11(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  73. I follow on Google Friend Connect.

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  74. I'd also like to try the Wonder Dishwasher Balls!
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  75. I love any product that is eco-friendly

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  76. Entered Pear Tree Greetings Giveaway

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  77. Would like to try Prill Beads.

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