Thursday, September 02, 2010

Giveaway: Strawlution

Kid parties are often known for concluding with a big mess for the hostess to clean up. There are cake crumbs in the carpet. Little bits of paper being chewed up by the dog (or the baby if you live at my house). And inevitably, some kid decides to make a big pink stain with his juice cup right in the middle of the living room. Right?

Recently, I came across a product call Strawlution. It is a straw that goes in, but doesn't come out. That ought to foil the neighborhood brat's attempts to ruin your carpet for sure. You can use it in juice boxes, yogurt or pudding cups, or anything else that is drinkable through a straw.

I've let Charlotte use these straws when she has a drink in the car because the number one no-no for us is pulling the straw out. It works especially well with those little chug milks too that you get in the drive thru. For those extremely rare days when nothing else is available. (Was I convincing enough?)

Enough of my fast food habit... back to the straws. These work. Period. And they are dishwasher safe, BPA free, and reusable. Unless you leave them in the half-drank milk chug in the car for days. Then you should throw them away. I am just guessing on this on though. Because we don't eat food from a drive thru. Ever. (Am I protesting too much?)

This product was so neat and original to me, that I asked if I could give one away to one of you. The 12-pack means you will have enough for the typical kids party. And if you have more than 12 kids coming over for a party... I hope you hired a nanny.

The Strawlution comes in 4 colors - blue, yellow, green, or pink and cost $4.99/12-pack. If you are a subscriber, you can more read about Strawlution in the September issue of Parenting Magazine.

How to Enter: There are five ways to enter and you can do any of them you like, for up to five entries:

1. Leave a comment telling me which drink or food your kid would use a Strawlution with,
2. 'Like' Strawlution on Facebook and then leave a 2nd comment telling me you did so,
3. Subscribe to my RSS feed or subscribe by email, and leave a 3rd comment telling me you did so, or already are subscribed,
4. Link to my giveaway on your own blog, leaving another comment with the permalink to you post, or
5. Follow Family Musings and Strawlution on Twitter, then tweet this giveaway and leave a 5th comment with the permalink.

That's it. 5 ways to win and 1 lucky winner. This giveaway will end Saturday, September 11tht at midnight. Read all contest rules here.

FTC Disclosure: I received 1 pack of Strawlutions to facilitate my review.

25 comments:

  1. My kids would love them to suck up the milk out of cereal.
    megankayden@yahoo.com

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  2. I like Strawlution on fb.
    megankayden@yahoo.com

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  3. I am a subscrbier via email.
    megankayden@yahoo.com

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  4. I'd use this for fast food sodas. They always seem to end up on my seats! ARGH!
    duncan.lisa(at)gmail.com

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  5. Bonus entry for coming from This for That. :)
    duncan.lisa(at)gmail.com

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  6. I like Strawlution on FB as Lisa Duncan
    duncan.lisa(at)gmail.com

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  7. She would use it with apple juice
    vrtheriot@gmail.com

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  8. I am from this for that
    vrtheriot@gmail.com

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  9. M dughter would need this item for her chocolate milk so she ca drink it in the car in the morning, how cool is tht

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  10. i'm here from This for that :-) great giveaway

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  11. I would use it with my sons water. He has a big boy cup that uses a straw but loves to take the straw out. This is such a great idea
    samantha.holcomb at gmail dot com

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  12. I like strawlution on FB

    samantha.holcomb at gmail dot com

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  13. I subscribe via RSS

    samantha.holcomb at gmail dot com

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  14. Oh man my Little Man would use that for EVERYTHING! At school, when we eat out, when we are on the road and stop for drinks (especially this one!). He is always losing his straw!!

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  15. my son would use this for his milk in the morning! no more milk mustache :)
    bassfamilyrma@aol.com

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  16. i am also a subscriber!
    bassfamilyrma@aol.com

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  17. I'd use it on drinkable yogurts for my kids
    nbellowsdove at gmail dot com

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  18. I linked your giveaway to my blog http://kidsanddeals.blogspot.com/2010/09/make-your-way-to-giveaways.html
    nbellowsdove at gmail dot com

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  19. My little one would just use it with water--not a big juice fan yet!
    hanniefaye at gmail dot com

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  20. My kids would use them on their white grape juice juice boxes! Less sticky mess is always a win-win! peytonsmomie at hotmail dot com.

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  21. These straws are a must for juice boxes. My nephew constantly pulls the straw out and blows on it, spraying juice everywhere. Great giveaway!
    momov29@gmail.com

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  22. I would definitely use it for juice boxes!

    kawaiicrafter@gmail.com

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  23. Strawlution would be great for my grandchildren to use when drinking chocolate milk out of the small milk chugs. Thank you for the chance!
    blondie_31971(at)yahoo(dot)com

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