Tide Pods Review + A Giveaway

My husband and I are empty nesters but for some reason we still have a ton of laundry. We are both busy with our jobs, church, meetings and outdoor activities so our laundry baskets stay full. I have a hard time keeping up with sorting, washing, drying, hanging and folding (just ask my husband!).

I am always looking for ways to make doing our laundry easier. Especially when the weather starts to warm up, I don’t want to spend any more time than I absolutely have to indoors. I love Tide detergent and I’ve used it for years. It has kept my clothes looking and smelling great! That’s why I was super excited when I recently got the opportunity to try Tide Pods. I loved the ease of just throwing in a pac and turning the machine on. Could it be any easier?

Tide Pods & a Giveaway

The best part of using the Tide Pods, is there’s no mess! When using a liquid detergent, the detergent seems to always run down on the handle and I end up getting sticky hands. I love that there’s no more stickiness with the Tide Pods.

With spring right around the corner, I’ll be wearing a lot of color and a lot of white. I want my colors to pop and my whites to look bright. It’s important to me, as a fashion blogger, that my clothes look their best. Now I can pop in a whole new kind of clean with Tide Pods.

Tide Pods Collage

Each pac has a powerful 3-in-1 detergent that cleans, brightens, and fights stains which I think is awesome. We get 3 things in 1 pac just like I can get 3 outfits from 1 shirt. That’s a great deal!

There are several more things about Tide Pods that are worth noting.

  • They’re the only 3-chamber unit dose on the market.
  • Just one removes more stains than 6 caps of the liquid bargain brand. (Based on stain removal performance of one pac of Tide Pods vs. 6 doses of the leading liquid bargain brand base variant in a standard top loading machine.) Wow!

*****Now For The Giveaway!*****

Tell me about something in your wardrobe that’s versatile and provides 3-in-1 style. By leaving a comment, you’ll be entered for the chance to win a Visa gift card for $100.


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This sweepstakes runs from 2/19/13 – 3/19/13.

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  1. I have a pair of soft, black slacks that are as comfy as sweats but look great dressed up or down.
    Thanks for the contest.

  2. My black Michael Kors blazer. I wear it with jeans, dresses and shorts year round.

    pokergrl8 at gmail.com

  3. Black jeans and a white short sleeved knit top. Change up with boots, blazers and jewelry to dress up or down.

  4. my favorite is my denim jacket…with skinny jeans and boots,skirts with flats..with long dresses…thansk

  5. I love my boot cut matte black yoga pants! I can dress them up with a sparkly top, heels and jewelry; go casual in a tee and flats; or add a shirt, blazer and boots to go almost anywhere.

  6. I love your styles. Clean and fresh. My floral silk scarf in my wardrobe that’s versatile and provides 3-in-1 style that I love. Thanks for hosting this giveaway.

    amy [at] utry [dot] it

  7. I have a pair of dark denim jeans that I love, and they work with everything! I wear them all year.

    Thanks for the chance to win!

    wildorchid985 @ gmail dot com

  8. I’m afraid I just rely on the boring t-shirt: Wear it alone, under a sweater, or over a long-sleeved shirt. s2inamug at aim dot com

  9. I will have to go with my jeans! Since I am pregnant and going in for my c-section next week, the choices are getting limited. I can wear them with loafers and a long sleeve t-shirt or dress them up with flats and a fitted sweater. Of course, adding a necklace or scarf always gives it a different look!

  10. My black leggings. I can wear them with a long sweatshirt, cute short top, or a nice long pretty blouse

  11. Entry 2/2 I’ve a crop top tee that can be worn alone, with a tank under it, or even a regular tee underneath!

  12. My most versatile piece is my black knit “wearever.” It can be worn as a long skirt, or as a dress; paired with a shrug, a denim jacket, a cute little cardigan, or just about anything; worn with boots, flats, or heels; almost always with one of the multiple scarves I love! couldn’t live without that piece of my wardrobe!

  13. That’s a great top! My tops are all pretty versatile I think, especially a tshirt hoodie, I layer it with different tank tops and tshirts, and sweaters on top. Thanks for the giveaway.
    songyueyu at gmail

  14. My black leggings

    – under a skirt with boots for night out
    – with a tunic for daytime
    – with a t-shirt for the gym

  15. I would have to say its a tie between my white button down blouse and my trouser fit jeans. Either can be dressed up or down and are classic staples.

  16. My cardigan sweaters are the most versatile pieces in my wardrobe, I can wear them alone , as a light coat, with pencil skirts, jeans, pants or dresses all year round. Perfect to dress up and down for all occasions.
    tcarolinep at gmail dot com

  17. Jeans are probably the most versatile item in my wardrobe. You can always dress them up or down and they can be suited to fit warm or cold weather.

  18. Hmmm… I think probably my slim fit denims. I can wear them with heels and a jacket for a dressier occasion, I cuff them with ballet flats for a comfortable but put together look for a flight, and can tuck into boots for a casual look. Love them 🙂

  19. My dark denim jeans are by far my most versatile item in my wardrobe. I dress them up or dress them down! I love denim!

  20. My most versatile piece in my wardrobe is my red knee length rain coat. I’ve had it for years. It dresses up or dresses down…and is cute!

  21. My most versatile wardrobe staple is a black 3/4 length cardigan. I can wear it year round with dresses, jeans, and everything in between. Thanks for the chance to win!
    mrsmchappell at gmail dot com

  22. I have a dress that I wear by itself in the Summer with sandals and I also wear it with black leggings and boots in the Winter

  23. Just thought I’d mention that these pods are very dangerous for children, hundreds of whom have been hospitalized after ingestion. They are super toxic and concentrated and cause burning and unconsciousness. This was brought to my attention on tonight’s wabout a local child who was severely burned. I guess the container and packaging look like candy. I know you have a grandchild so it’s just something to keep in mind.

  24. my black flower leggings. I love them, I can create any look with them. I can wear a t-shirt or tank top with them, a long sweater dress, a denim shirt. I can wear boots, sandals or pumps with them. They look good with anything.

  25. Hi Cindi – I have to agree with you. My most versatile item is my chambray shirt. I wear it under sweaters, jackets, by itself, and over tanks & tees. I have been wanting to try the Tide Pods. I’ve heard they are great. Blessings, Missy

  26. I have a black ponte skirt that I can wear multiple ways. I can add a chunky sweater and boots for a dressy casual look for a party, I can wear it with a bouse, structured jacket and black pumps for a business look, or top it with a dressy top or sweater with high heels and lots of jewelry for a night out.

  27. My most versatile piece is my black blazer. I wear it with jeans, skirts, and dress pants. Perfect for breezy days and stylish.

  28. For me it’s a classic button down white shirt, it goes with skirts, suits and instantly classes up my favorite jeans, it can be worn alone or layered under a cardi or jacket, that’s definitely 3-in-1 action right there! Second place would be Black Skinny Jeans as I can wear those with longer jackets for casual Friday at the office and then still rock them on the weekends too!

    Tracy @ Ascending Butterfly

  29. My 3-in-1: red, turtleneck sweater. I love to wear it with my black skirt and Coldwater Creek black/red jacket, with my red flannel-lined blue jeans, and with a coordinating scarf.

  30. My 3-in-1: white button down shirt. I wear it with a black sheath dress for business meetings, I wear with jeans for casual Fridays and I wear it under a cardigan. 🙂

  31. My 3-in-1 all around, “go to” piece is my button down white Brooks Brothers shirt/blouse. It was a pretty penny, but it is now 3 years old and looks as good as it did the day I bought it. I wear it with jeans or trousers, a denim skirt, under a sweater or with a cardi, and sleeves rolled up, 2 buttons open with khaki shorts in the summer.

  32. My black cardigan. I leave it open over a t-shirt for a casual look, with a button up blouse for something dressier, and over a tank with a slim belt for a more fitted look. It’s one of my favorite pieces besides a neutral scarf.

  33. My favorite multi-tasker is a simple white button-down shirt. I wear it over a t, under sweaters; it turns a sundress into a fall outfit and I even just wear it with a pair of jeans and a big necklace

  34. My most versatile piece is a scarf. I can tie it around my neck, use it as a belt or around my shoulders over a dress in the evening.

  35. Best 3-in-1 piece in my wardrobe? A scarf. My favorite is a multicolored oblong gem from Coldwater Creek. It can be tied multiple ways around my neck, worn with a turtleneck, collared shirt, Tee, … wear loose to brighten up a winter jacket. Use it as a belt with jeans or a long tunic. And of course, as a headband or around a hat in summer. Is there anything more versatile??

  36. My scarves keep me warm, dress up my basics, and remind me of my mom! I have a whole wardrobe of them that she has knitted for me — many with matching hats, boot socks, or mittens!!

  37. A classic white blouse is a great 3-in-1 dress it up, keep it casual, however you choose to wear it it always looks great! Enjoy your blog! Thanks for the give-away!

  38. My tan cardigan is very versatile. It can be worn with jeans, dress pants or a skirt and different shoes that coordinate each look.

  39. My jean jacket would be my versatile wardrobe piece with so many ways to wear differently. Can’t wait to try the Tide Pods. Thanks for the giveaway!

  40. My mother taught me the importance of having a white blouse in my wardrobe. I wear it with jeans, dress pants, and skirts. I wear it under cardigans and pull-over sweaters, or add color to it with a scarf or statement necklace. So versatile! Mother was always right!

  41. My most versatile item is a white tank top. I can wear it solo with jeans, under any V-neck top with slacks, jeans or skirts, and wear it over some long sleeved or 3/4 sleeve tops for a layered look.

  42. Looking over the other entries for memory jogs of what multi-use items that I have in my closet. I would say my Coldwater Creek denim jacket is one of the best items I have. It has beading on it which means I can wear it with a skirt and heels to church or over a t-shirt and jeans for a more casual look or just as a jacket in the Spring for warmth! My other favorite is my black skirt, as it, too, can be dressed up or down.

  43. My black skirt is the workhorse in my wardrobe. Casual, dressy, with tights and shoes, with sandals, with boots, with Ts, with sweaters, with a nice blouse, my black skirt fills the bill.

  44. I have a couple sweaters that are my most versatile. I can wear them by themselves with jeans, or with a button up under it with pants, or dress it up with a scarf and a skirt or pants.

  45. My short length white wrap dress. Can be a dress, a tunic to go over leggings, flared/boot cut jeans, or over a pencil skirt. So versatile.
    jslbrown_03 at yahoo dot com

  46. The most versatile I have is a dark blue tunic. I can wear with everyday jeans or over many colors of leggings. I can even get by with wearing as a short dress.

  47. OK, it would have to be my black cardigan. It can be worn alone or over a top, or as a jacket with a dress. In fact, I have two of them in different weights! Super-versatile!

  48. I would have to say my most versatile piece of clothing is my black cardigan. I can wear as a business casual attire with a pair of nice slacks or skirt; or I can use it to dress down with denims and any sleeveless blouse/tank; and I can even wear it with a sleeveless dress to church (especially since the air conditioner in the sanctuary always seems to be directed at me where ever I sit!! lol)

    I’ve never used the tide pods, would love to give them a try!

  49. It would have to be my white shirt! You can wear it with jeans, a skirt, or dress slacks! I love the Tide Pods! Spring Meadow makes your laundry smell soooo good!!! Enjoy your blog!

  50. I forgot! My 3-in-1 piece would have to be Levi501 student cut jeans. I wear them with everything, dressed up a bit or down. They’re no longer making them(I think they replaced them with relaxed fit), so someday soon I’ll have to find another pair. CTD

  51. This would be great to simplify my routine. Now all I need is a robot to hang dry and iron my things:) Thanks for the chance. I don’t think I’m actually entered though because I don’t know where to find the sweepstakes prompt. .CTD

  52. I have a dress that I can wear with sandals in summer, with leggins and boots in winter and with jacket and high heels for a night out

  53. My black boots! I wear them with jeans and dresses. Paired with certain skirts and black tights, I can fold the tops down for a unique look.

  54. I have some black leggings that are very versatile. I can wear them with sandals and a sundress for a summer look, with UGG boots and a sweater during the winter, and with sneakers when I exercise.

  55. I would have to say my white button up shirt is my most versatile item. Wear it with jeans, dress pants or with a sweater or cardigan. I have never tried the pods yet. Seems like it would be less waste for my recycle bin which is always overflowing.

  56. Its just me and the hubs at home too and we have a TON of laundry! How does this happen?! My three in one is my 1969 darkwash bootcut jeans from Gap. I wear them with sneakers and Ts , I wear them a litle dressed up with a scarf and low heeled boots, and I dress them up with heels and a blazer. They go everywhere

  57. Hands down, a black tee! Dress it up, dress it down…it’s a staple and works with everything. It goes with every color, every style, over or under other items. Jean jacket runs a close second.

  58. My cardigan lightweight sweaters are my most versatile items. I wear them over a blouse or turtleneck, with a scarf, or with a cami and necklace.

  59. I guess it would be my khaki jacket since I can wear it with different tops/pants/jeans. I’ll have to try the Tide pods!

  60. My black turtleneck sweater is one of my most versatile pieces in my wardrobe! Wear it under something, alone with jeans, tucked in with a belt and a cute skirt, or with a scarf or piece os statement jewelry! I just love it and don’t know what I would do without it! It just a classic piece.

  61. I am loving my white blouse. I can wear with with jeans for casual, add a sweater for a different look or with dressier slacks. Those TIde pods would keep it white and bright!!!!

  62. Hmmm…that’s a tough one… I have several go to pieces that I love to use in different ways. I guess my current favorite is my jean jacket. Throw it with dress pants, skirt or even on top of capri’s as we come to Spring. I really like having pieces that have more than one role in my wardrobe. Have a great day!

  63. My straight long knit grey skirt is my most versatile wardrobe piece. I wear it with a jacket and pearls to church, with my black or fuchsia vests and a black tee to errands, with a denim jacket out for lunch, or around the house with most any top; in fact, I am wearing it today. I need to update it since I wear it so much!

  64. I purchased a chambray shirt after reading about how versatile it was on your blog. I can switch it up and wear it over t-shirts or under sweaters or jackets. I love it!

  65. My 3 in 1 wardrobe item would be my nice white Ts. They can go from layered under a jacket/sweater, plain with a nice necklace, or casual for a walk.

  66. My 3 in 1 item; my brown cable sweater. I can wear it buttoned over a shirt, or unbuttoned with sleeves pushed up, and it’s thin enough to wear under my brown tweed blazer for a layered look.