Tide spreads “Loads of Hope” (Gift #2)

Each and every review I have done on The Not-So-Blog has been a fun and enlightening experience.  But rarely (ok, never) have I done a review that hit so close to home.  As most of you know, my family and I were seriously impacted by Hurricane Katrina.  My home took in water, my place of business was under 6 feet of water, my job was moved almost 90 miles from home, and my husband lost his job.  We all of a sudden found ourselves homeless with a 6 month old baby in tow.  I have never felt so hopeless and lost in my life.


But because of the generosity of friends, family and public programs such as Tide Loads of Hope, we were able to pick up the pieces and start over.  The days and weeks that followed Katrina were filled with countless surreal experiences.  You never quite understand what humility is until you are on the receiving end of charity.  Once New Orleans was reopened about 3 weeks after the Storm, help came by the truckloads.

One of those trucks contained help in the form of washing machines, dryers, laundry detergent and friendly faces.  I am not sure if Tide knew what they were getting themselves into when they arrived, but their services were much needed.  About Tide Loads of Hope:

In times of disaster people turn to the most basic of human needs—and one of those is clean clothes. The Tide Loads of Hope program provides relief by means of a mobile laundromat. One truck and a fleet of vans house over 32 energy-efficient washers and dryers that are capable of cleaning over 300 loads of laundry every day. We wash, dry and fold the clothes for these families for free. Because, as we’ve learned, sometimes even the littlest things can make a big, big difference.

tidebottleBetween Hurricanes Katrina and Gustav, Tide washed 13, 871 loads of laundry in the New Orleans area which delivered even more hope to the faces of residents!  However, these programs can get quite expensive to operate.  Now, you can support victims of natural disasters by purchasing Yellow Cap Tide!  Ten cents from the purchase of each bottle (make sure it has a yellow cap!) goes to support families affected by natural disasters.

I had the opportunity to try out the Yellow Cap Tide on a recent load of laundry.  Well, honestly, my hubby did this load without my knowledge.  As I took the newly washed and dried clothes out of the dryer, I saw a dress of Lily’s that I KNEW she had spilled a RED snoball (that’s a sno-cone for you non-New Orleanians) on and I began to panic.  I asked my husband if he had put stain remover on the huge red stains and he said, “I didn’t realize it was stained!” ACK!  I slowly unfolded the white dress and was so relieved to see the stain gone!!  Amazing!

So, not only do you get a great product, but you support a great cause by doing your laundry with Tide!  Want to help more?  Buy a vintage Tide tee and ALL of the proceeds go to help these families in need!


Tide has been generous to not only New Orleanians, but to many other cities trhoughout the United States including Galveston, Texas, San Diego, California and Waterloo, Iowa to name a few.  And now, they have generously donated one entire YEARS worth of Tide detergent, one Yellow Cap Tide bottle and one vintage tee to a lucky Not-So-Blog reader!

How to enter:

1. Visit Tide’s product page and tell me another product you would love to try!

Additional entries:

1. Blog about this giveaway and link to The Not-So-Blog.

2. Follow me on Twitter and Tweet this giveaway. Every time you tweet you get an additional entry! Unlimited!

3. Subscribe to my blog.

4. Become a Fan of The Not-So-Blog on Facebook.

5.  Follow @TideLoadsofHope on Twitter.

6.  Sign up for the Tide newsletter.

Contest ends at 11:59pm CST on July 22nd. Prizes not claimed in 72 hours will be forfeited. Open to U.S. Residents only.

1,362 thoughts on “Tide spreads “Loads of Hope” (Gift #2)”

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  2. TideLoadsofHope Help us renew hope for families affected by natural disasters.
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  3. I can only use Tide Free because of scent and skin allergies. I have to stick with it or face doctor bills.

  4. Tide HE with Downy is what I would like to try. Laundry is the only chore I like to do.

  5. Tide w/Simple Pleasures would have it all and would be a great win for the whole family.

  6. I would also love to try the Tide Free, it keeps my kids from breaking out. I would also like to try the Tide to Go, for the stains I get, not even the kids!

  7. I want to try the Tide with a touch of Downy. I always forget fabric softner in the rinse cycle!

  8. Tide Simple Pleasures……I have ALWAYS used Tide, and this is a great project from the makers of a great product!

  9. One of my favorite tide products is tide with bleach alternative. It’ sthe best for dingy socks!

  10. Tide Simple Pleasures in Waterlily and Jasmine! That sounds so calming and refreshing at the same time!

  11. I would like to try the Tide with a touch of Downy ( I love Downy) and also the Tide Free.
    I am even more impressed with this company for what they did to help the people of New Orleans, to some it may have been silly, but clean clothes can make you feel so much better even in bad times.
    Thank you Tide, I am now on your side 🙂

  12. I would try Tide HE with Febreze Freshness, since HE detergents are preferred with my front load washer. I knew that they had brought in washers & dryers for emergency relief, but didn’t know about the ongoing project with the yellow caps.

  13. My front loading machine specifies HE detergent, so I’d like to try the Tide HE with a Touch of Downy. It’s a little difficult to find Tide in many varietys’ here at home.

  14. I would like to try the Tide Free for the baby and the Tide Simple Pleasures Vanilla and Lavender for me

  15. The Sensitive skin formula Tide Free would be great for my newborn granddaughter’s laundry needs

  16. I’d like to try the Tide Free for Sensitive Skin. My granddaughter has extremely sensitive skin and has a lot of problems because of it.

  17. Believe it or not, I’ve never tried Tide To Go. So I’d love to try it!

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  18. I would love to try the Tide HE with fabric softener. I already use the HE and love it. Thanks for this contest.

  19. As We are dealing with unemployment We are thankful for all things…this would help alot..

  20. I would love to try the Tide Smart Design Space Fresheners. This would be great for my daughter’s gym locker at school. I had no idea Tide made products like this (or some of the others I saw listed). Thanks for the review and giveaway!

  21. My mother used Tide as I grew up and now I use it as well. All the Tide products look great but the next one I’ll try is Tide With Febreze.

    I subscribed to your delightful blog.

    Thank you for the contest. Happy Fourth of July!

  22. I would love to try the Tide with Dawn StainScrubbers, because, as much as I hate to admit it, the hubs can be kind-of a slob!! 🙂 I’m not so neat either — I am constantly dropping ice cream with chocolate sauce (mmmmmm) on my shirt front.

    Thanks for the chance to win this great giveaway

  23. I want to try the Tide Free
    Get outstanding cleaning that’s gentle to your skin, with no dyes or perfumes!

  24. I’d be interested in trying Tide To Go. Tide detergent is the rescuer at home but away it has to be Tide To Go.

  25. I would like to also try the Waterlily & Jasmine Tide Simple Pleasures.


  26. Id love to try Tide Coldwater,im trying not to use as much hot water to keep our bills down,ive been not using the dryer an hanging clothes out,but thats the one id love to try Tide Coldwater

  27. I’d like to try the Tide for coldwater since I wash mostly in cold water, thanks for the great giveaway

  28. We use the Tide Free and love it, but I wish I could buy the Loads of Hope cap on it! Thanks! thebubbledies(at)gmail(dot)com

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  30. They have an he free sensitive skin? I had no idea. I just got an he washer and have been looking for he detergents (I went with regular Tide he). I’d love to try that. I’m definitely going to look for it next time.

  31. I love tide any scent but would like to try Tide with Febreze Meadows & Rain
    Tide with Febreze Freshness™

  32. I would like to try any tide products, since I have never had the chance to try it, I’ve never bought tide.when I win then I will try this I may like it, I did hear my mom say it works good tho she’s bought it.

  33. The Tide with Dawn StainScrubbers™ in the Whitewater clean scent is another product from Tide that I would love to try. With 3 young kids I sometimes need that extra cleaning power! Thank you so very much for the chance to enter.

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  35. I’m so sorry to hear about what your family went through with Katrina!

    thank you for doing this awesome giveaway for us-I love the vintage tees lol

    I’d love to try the Tide Simple Pleasures Scented Hanger Pendants:)

  36. I just signed up for the Tide newsletter

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  37. Whoa, am I not hip enough to know about that Tide w/ Dawn Stain Scrubbers? That looks like some AWESOME stuff! That’s what I wanna try! Thanks for the giveaway!

  38. I’m also following both you! and Tide’s Loads of Hope Twitter pages. You can find me at @JennSweepsAlot.

    Thanks again!

  39. I am fascinated by the Tide High Performance Lint Roller. A scented lint roller?! That sounds awesome!

    Thank you for the awesome giveaway, and also for sharing your story about Katrina.

  40. I would like to try
    Tide HE with Bleach Alternative. I use the Tide HE but I have not seen the Bleach Alternative.

  41. I would like to try Tide with Febreze Freshness….it most likely smells wonderful!

    Thank you. 🙂

  42. I would love to try the Tide to Go! I have always wanted to try it…it would be handy! I love Tide this would be so helpful and awesome!

    Thank you so much for the chance!

  43. I would like to try the Tide w/Bleach! I have 2 small boys so Laundry Detergent is important around here!

    Thanks for the Chance!

  44. New Twitter Follower 🙂

    Thanks for the Chance!

  45. I am a new Fan on Facebook!

    Thanks for the Chance!

  46. I signed up for their newsletter

    Thanks for the Chance!

  47. I have been wanting to try the new “Tide Pure Essentials with Baking Soda” but my husbands stinky work clothes have kept me from it. This would be an AMAZING win.!!