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Thursday, February 11, 2010

Made in America Giveaway Green

photo: 2003 Daily Green family trip
In honor of President's Day weekend, I am following in the steps of my fellow blog sisters by sponsoring a giveaway for Made In America goods. While we celebrate the people who made our nation great, we also need to celebrate the businesses that make our nation thrive.

A few weeks ago, WAKE UP TO FRUGALITY! gave away American made cookware, and last week, Consciously Frugal gave away kitchen towels. I was so moved by my blog friends that I completely pilfered their idea and this week I have decided to write some more about Preserve Products and their fabulous mission.

Preserve recycles those pesky #5 plastics that many curbside programs do not accept. #5s are also known as polypropylene and are a different polymer than the #1s and #2s that most recycling programs accept. Preserve accepts #5s and turns them into durable kitchen and personal products. (for more details, follow the links in the prior paragraph).

I was trying to decide what I wanted to give away from Preserve and somehow relate it to President's Day. Since among many things, George Washington is also known for his poor dental hygiene, I thought it would be fitting to give away a one year toothbrush subscription.  In case you were curious, Abe Lincoln also had some dental issues. Apparently, a dentist broke off part of Lincoln's jaw bone while pulling a tooth -- without anesthesia.

Times have changed since our forefathers, and there is no reason for us to have poor dental hygiene. To encourage that, every three months, Preserve will deliver a new toothbrush to your door. You can even print out a prepaid mailing label to return your old toothbrush for recycling.

In order to win, I am asking two things from my readers. I would like you to tell me what you use that is American made, and also how long you've been reading my blog. I've made a lot of changes to it this year and I am interested in some reader feedback. I will choose the winner on Friday, February 19th, so please reply before then. Thank you and good luck!

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