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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!


ConsciouslyFrugal said...

The things I use most often that is American made are my drinking glasses (don't know the company at all, natch) and crochet yarn. I'm happy to say that all of my yarns are American made, but I am looking to support smaller biz folks who weave yarns. We'll see if I can afford to do that!

Woman, I don't know how long I've been reading your blog. I know that I've seen one major redesign. But you know some of my extracirricular activities, so it shouldn't be surprising that I have no memory.

BTW--Preserve toothbrushes are AWESOME. Whoever wins this (should totally be me) is gonna love it.

ConsciouslyFrugal said...

That ARE American made. Things ARE.

Please ignore any other typos and/or grammar issues. I'm tired.

Faren said...

Hi, I'm a brand new reader sent over from ConsciouslyFrugal. I love my Pyrex containers, just started really using them instead of those plastic Glad containers. So much better to use in the microwave! I've been wanting to try the Preserve toothbrushes for awhile now, so I would love to win this. Thanks!

ConsciouslyFrugal said...

On a side note, I took a gander at Faren's blog and it seems that she weaves yarn! Get that Etsy site up, sister! I crochet and would love to take a gander at your yarn. There's a good American made product, eh? :)

Babs said...

Just found your blog (and subscribed) thanks to Consciously Frugal. One thing we use that is American is tools from LoggerHead Tools. I also use lots of pyrex.

Faren said...

Thank you for looking, ConsciouslyFrugal! I'll try and get some pics taken today!