Washday soaps? Jane tried ‘em all, And every new detergent. But, none matched Tide – and so she cried, „“Please send some Tide! It’s urgent!“
Do you find that your purchases are influenced by the products you grew up with? The products your mother used?
I certainly do.
My mother, like her mother before her, used Tide and Downy exclusively for household laundry.
It was really never anything we discussed. Tide and Downy as laundry choices were a given.
Now, as a mother, I only use Tide and Downy products. Although, I will admit to trying an "off brand" laundry detergent as a starving student.
Once was as long as that lasted.
One other time, after being swayed by a cute snuggly bear, I also tried another fabric softener. Again, I went zooming back to my tried and true Tide and Downy.
Detergents, soaps, she tried them all and wasn’t satisifed ... But now his shirts are dazzling clean! Smart girl ... she turned to Tide!
What was "true" for my mother and grandmother, were also my laundry "truths". Tide and Downy work great, leaving my clothes clean, fresh and soft, just the way I like them. It's something I can count on.
While I do seem a bit stuck in my ways, I do move with the laundry times. It took a bit of internal persuasion to make the conversion, but I did finally start using a Downy Ball. What a fantastic gadget that turned out to be!
Now I'm on the precipice of yet another technological laundry upgrade. (And the timing is just right, as my 10 year old Downy Ball has just worn it's little self out).
I recently received a Tide Retro Prize Pack from Procter & Gamble, to test out and share with my beloved readers. (Big smiles!) This coincides with a special promotion celebrating Tide's 65th anniversary ~ Tide is offering special edition packages with 1947 graphics, exclusively at Target, while supplies last!
Along with a number of Tide and Downy samples, I received a very cool retro Tide tshirt and an innovative Bounce Dryer Bar. The Bounce Dryer Bar looked very interesting, but I'll admit, as a Downy liquid girl through and through, I had to warm up to it a bit before I actually put it to the test.
After shaking the last drop out of my Downy bottle and rinsing it for recycling, I bit the bullet and opened the Bounce Dryer Bar package, looked it over with a critical eye and installed it inside my dryer. (No worries here, Readers, installing only requires the peeling of paper backing from the adhesive strip and sticking it to the wall of your dryer!)
While it will take a while for me to "learn" to stop reaching for my Downy ball, this advancement in streamlining my laundering is going to be greatly appreciated by the chief laundress in my house - ME!
Happy 65th Anniversary, Tide!
***GIVEAWAY***In celebration of Tide's 65th Anniversary, Procter & Gamble is generously offering my readers a chance to win a Tide Retro Prize Pack as shown above. Two lucky readers will win! In addition to sample of Tide, Downy and innovative, time-saving Bounce Dryer Bar, you'll receive a Retro Tide Tshirt, which is available in Blue, Green, Red or Orange, adult size large.
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Jayedee, comment #52 and Nicole, comment #118,
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