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blue spots on clothing
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CINCINNATI, OHIO -- I have always used tide. Lately, the last year or so, I have been getting blue spots on my clothes sometimes. I first thought it was dye from some other article of clothing, now I suspect it is tide. When I really started noticing this,it was spotting where there may have been another stain, koolaid, or dirt. I wrote to tide and they said it was not their problem and maybe I was not washing clothes right. Well I have been washing clothes for 27 years. I think Id know. Any-hoo, others on the tide website also complained their clothes were staining too. Still tide denied it was their soap. Longer story short, I switched to gain He, no longer got stains. Then when tide was on sale, I bought a jug, after a few months, and guess what? I have tiny blue stains. I do not think that is a coincidence. I will stop using tide and stick with gain, gain also makes the laundry smell great.
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Anonymous on 04/12/2005:
I agree...Go Gain! Do you have an opinion buz?
tander on 04/12/2005:
Tide is over-priced anyway
Anonymous on 04/12/2005:
Overrated too. What's for dinner , Tandy?
squeekie on 03/06/2006:
I use Gain. Love it, swear by it. Its way more affordable than tide.
GenuineNerd on 08/27/2009:
I use whatever's on sale to wash my clothes. I am using Arm & Hammer right now. Tide has always been more expensive than other detergents. Ironically, the OP lives in P&G's home town...Cincinnati.
Anonymous on 08/27/2009:
I use gain detergent and the fabric softener. Clothes get clean and to me they smell better than using Tide and Downey. Uh oh...we're commenting on a three year old post. >:-)
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Advertising - Coupons
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I always look at the Sunday papers for the coupons. There were four different sections this week and one was P&G. Their coupons were the only ones written in both English and Spanish. I threw them out as I do not think it is appropriate to have them in both languages. We life in America and unless your greed is definitely showing or your company is in big trouble, all should be written in English. Your products, all of them, will not be on my grocery list in the future.
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Anonymous on 10/31/2010:
Most foods and products have bilingual labeling everywhere you shop these days. It is a competitive marketing tool and a wise business decision designed to broaden the consumer base.
DebtorBasher on 10/31/2010:
The value/savings of the coupon is still the same. You're only hurting yourself if you're throwing them away when you would normally use them.
Anonymous on 10/31/2010:
Donate the coupons to someone who would use them.
DebtorBasher on 10/31/2010:
Good idea Hottie...I fixed up a little box and filled it with coupons I don't use and dropped it off at the local food pantry about a year ago. I put a sign on it for people to help themself to the coupons they needed and to please drop off those they don't use for other people. As I gather the coupons, I just drop them off there.
Anonymous on 10/31/2010:
Puerto Ricans speak Spanish. We have about 4 million Puerto Ricans living in the USA - more than actually live in Puerto Rico. Their passport looks just like yours. They also use coupons. As long as there were coupons in English too, I don't care what other language they print them in. You were denied nothing and there really isn't any reason to be annoyed that this company is trying to accommodate someone other than you. 2 thumbs up to P & G.
FlShopper on 10/31/2010:
I don't really understand the point of boycotting an entire line of products over seomthing like this, but I do think the bilingual coupons are a good marketing strategy on the part of P&G.
trmn8r on 10/31/2010:
Perhaps P&G should sponsor an English re-education program for Spanish speaking people, so we can put everyone on the same page.
Anonymous on 10/31/2010:
Why single out P&G? Are you also boycotting every company that posts signs in English and Spanish or stocks items on their shelves with info in English and Spanish? Do you boycott all manufacturers that include instructions/manuals in English and Spanish? Do you also boycott your local schools, or home-school your children (if you have any), considering nearly every school district now offers interpreters in Spanish, Russian, etc.
raven2010 on 10/31/2010:
This country was founded on immigration, even if the original immigrants spoke "English".

Why don't you ask the "American Indians" how they feel about their land being taken over and their language obscured??

I am sooo sick and tired of this foolish debate. It is disgusting beyond words.
Anonymous on 10/31/2010:
Because, Raven...some people are ignorant and can't see outside the tunnel they live in.
raven2010 on 10/31/2010:
Just, on most issues, I am downright conservative. However, this and a few others get my back up to the point of emotional involvement.

Ben There on 10/31/2010:
People spoke Spanish on these lands well before English. In fact Texas, California, Florida, Puerto Rico, New Mexico and Nevada are all Spanish names, and many are the Spanish translation of the original Indian name.
Venice09 on 10/31/2010:
I never thought to leave coupons at a food pantry. That's a great idea. I usually cut them and leave them on the shelf next to the product at the store. It would be a lot easier to just leave them all in one place. I can't believe I didn't think of that!
Ytropious on 10/31/2010:
OK OP, might as well stop shopping at most stores and buying most food items because guess what, if you read the labels, MOST items have a second language on them. Have fun finding English only food items.
werelucky on 11/01/2010:
You might as well start boycotting Home Depot, Lowes, Pep Boy's and a lot of other stores because they have signs in Spanish also. I don't see what the issue is for making communication a little easier for a increasing segment of the population.
Venice09 on 11/01/2010:
These coupons were in my paper, too, and if I hadn't read this review I wouldn't have even noticed the Spanish wording. My only complaint is that it takes up additional room, making the print on the coupon smaller. It would be helpful if the coupons were a little bigger to accommodate the extra wording. I can't understand throwing them away though.
Mike in FL on 11/05/2010:
I love it when the "This is America! Speak English!" crowd comes out to play. I don't think any of them realize that Spanish and French were ALREADY being spoken in the Americas by the time the English arrived. They live in cities and states with non-English names. They attend schools and universities with non-English mascots for their sports teams. The sheer volume of ignorance from these people is amazing, especially with regards to the HISTORY OF THEIR OWN COUNTRY!
FlShopper on 11/06/2010:
Recently, a customer complained to the manager about the fact that many announcements in our store are made in English and Spanish. The customer said that all we were doing was making it easier for those who refused to learn the language.
We live in South FL, where the biggest percentage of revenue comes from tourism and so many tourists are from Central and South America; the store is a business and it knows and understands its clientele. It's a smart business move to make bilingual announcements. And running a business in a way that is profitable and that looks out for the needs of its customers sounds like doing something the American Way.
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Reduce Paper
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Dear Sirs,

I think coupons are a waste of time and money. A company has to find a printer, a consumer has to clip it out, a cashier must scan it, the merchant has to send it back to the company, the company has to reimburse the merchant. How about just putting a little sign next to your product stating,"Price reflects $.25 (or whatever amount) off regular price". I would be more likely to purchase an item displayed in this manner.

Thomas Weidner
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trp2hevn on 05/19/2010:
Why stop with Proctor and Gamble? Why not every company under the sun?
Just think of all those people that buy that product and don't use a coupon. $.25 times a bunch of people can be pretty profitable.
goduke on 05/19/2010:
If you think that coupons are a waste of paper, don't use them. If people don't use coupons, then the vendors won't pay for them.
FlShopper on 05/19/2010:
I save a lot of money by using coupons.
Venice09 on 05/19/2010:
In a way, I agree with you and have wondered the same thing myself. It certainly would be easier for the manufacturers, retailers and consumers if the amount of the coupon was built in to the price. But I think coupons are popular because they give consumers a feeling of power, satisfaction and accomplishment. Redeeming coupons also gives people some sense of control over prices, more than if the prices were simply reduced. Something has more meaning if you work for it instead of just having it handed to you. I think it's partly a psychological thing. And then there's the matter of double coupons. That can result in enormous savings, much more than just reduced prices.

I have obviously given this more thought than its worth, but I've been clipping coupons for a long time and my parents did the same, and these are the conclusions I've come to. I wouldn't be satisfied with a sign reflecting the amount of the coupon. I want the pleasure of reducing the price myself.
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Another P & G Consumer Rip off
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The current container used by P & G for their Head & Shoulders shampoo is specifically designed to make it difficult to control dispensing of the product into one's hand. By designing the container this way the consumer can use up the contents 20-40% faster. Nice for them, bad for the consumer. Fight back. Stop buying their products, write to them and complain of just roll over like must consumers.
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karleebarlee on 10/24/2009:
how do you know that it is specifically designed for that?
Anonymous on 10/24/2009:
Specifically designed? I use it and have no trouble dispensing the correct amount.
Anonymous on 10/24/2009:
One of the greatest Marketing lines ever can be found on pretty much all shampoo bottles: "Wash. Rinse. Repeat." Adding the word "Repeat" caused consumers to double their usage.

I'm actually trying H&S out for the first time. My doc recommended it over most of the other brands. No problem dispensing only as much as I want. My problem so far is just opening the dang cap. It opens, but I have to really yank on it. (This is one of those huge-sized bottles, probably from Costco.)
andbran on 10/24/2009:
what if you got one those containers you use for travel?I use that for lotion.
GenuineNerd on 10/24/2009:
"Lather, Rinse, Repeat" is a good way to increase shampoo consumption, whether it's a 99 cent bottle of Alberto VO-5 or a $20 bottle of shampoo from a beauty salon. I only lather once-have been doing so for years. And I wash my hair every time I take a shower. My hair is still in excellent shape for a 51-year-old...most of it still there, with very little gray. Repeating is overdoing it. I also remember reading the instructions on a Prell shampoo bottle over and over again as a child, since it sounded lyrical to me: "Wet hair well, apply Prell, lather, rinse, repeat." Do they still make Prell shampoo?
Anonymous on 10/24/2009:
GN, I'm pretty sure they still make Prell shampoo.

Mundo, please let me know how the H&S works out for you. At the still tender age of nearly 41, I've developed a flaky situation.
GenuineNerd on 10/24/2009:
I used to love the smell of Prell. (That rhymes too!!!) Prell was the shampoo my mother and grandmother used mostly.
Anonymous on 10/24/2009:
Prell smell!
Anonymous on 10/24/2009:
Mundo, I did notice that the cap needs to be yanked pretty hard to open it.
DebtorBasher on 10/24/2009:
I liked turning the Prell bottle upside down and back again, over and over as I sat on my throne...watching that little air bubble float to the top of the Prell bottle.
Anonymous on 10/24/2009:
I remember doing the same thing with Prell, and also with Halo
Anonymous on 10/24/2009:
Ken, Ken, Ken.
Anonymous on 10/24/2009:
Buy a dispenser and empty your bottles into them. THEN you get only the amount you want.
laklisa on 10/24/2009:
Another good shampoo is Avon 2-in-1 shampoo/conditioner for dandruff. That is what I use-And FYI I am not soliciting the shampoo, just offering my suggestion.
Anonymous on 10/24/2009:
Thanks, Laklisa, I'm going to try that. I always order my Avon online and didn't even know they offered that. VH!
GenuineNerd on 10/24/2009:
I also remember the Prell commercials where a pearl is floating in the bottle to show how thick it is. I also remember taking a pearl from a broken necklace of my mother's, and putting it in the Prell bottle to watch it sink to the bottom slowly, like in the commercial.

And I did buy a bottle of Prell today at the grocery store-it was on sale for $2.50. I'm not in the shampoo aisle that much.
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Wanting To Share
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INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA -- Dear P&G my name is Joyce Ivey and I have an invention that will change the way consumer products are use around the world, having said that... I am homeless and have no resources to apply for a patent at this time... Does your company have a program or something to let the unknown inventors/consumers have a chance to be heard?

Thanks and May God bless
J. Ivey
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GenuineNerd on 08/27/2009:
Depending on what your idea is, I have my doubts if P&G (or any big corporation) will take the time to even consider looking at your idea. You might want to post the idea on the internet (there are probably blogs out there regarding inventions)...but watch out for scammers. I recall reading something years ago, where someone came up with an idea...putting fluoride in chewing gum. His idea was, chewing the gum after eating would prevent cavities. He spent some good money to a company that purportedly helps to market inventions. His "fluoride chewing gum" idea fell flat when he heard from Wrigley, with that company saying that the FDA prohibits adding fluoride to chewing gum. The inventor was out a lot of money. Believe me, if fluoride were allowed as a chewing gum ingredient, Wrigley and other chewing gum manufacturers would have put it on the market.

I assume you picked out Procter and Gamble because your invention is close to the types of products P&G makes, which is mainly household cleaners and health/beauty items, as well as Pringles potato crisps. Please give us details of your invention, so other posters here can get an idea of what you have in mind. Starting small with a new invention would be the best approach, rather than to go to the top, only for your invention idea to end up in "the circular file". Good luck.
Anonymous on 08/27/2009:
Don't give up Joyce! Good Luck
MSCANTBEWRONG on 08/27/2009:
You may want to patent the idea so if it is successful you have the rights to it. Maybe think of getting an investor that can help you with the patent and getting exposure to your idea. Good Luck and keep at it.
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LEXINGTON, KENTUCKY -- P&G continually innovates specifically in this line, which attracts new customers.
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Great Products At Great Prices
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WEAVER, ALABAMA -- I have used Procter & Gamble products for many years. I have always found them to work. Dawn dish liquid is the very best especially the new, hand renewal, it really works. My hands are softer than ever.

Gain laundry detergent is the very best for removing stains, I have used gain since my son was a very young boy, he is now 46 & I am still using it I would not change using Procter & Gamble products for any one or anything.
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Crest Night Effects Whitening Gel
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TUPPERS PLAINS, OHIO -- I use Crest Night Effects Whitening Gel at least once a year. I drink 2 cups of coffee per day and get these disgusting brown lines on the edges of my teeth. Used as per the directions, the results are great! I have NO complaints about the effectiveness of this products.

There is only 1 flaw that I can see. 1. I can't find it in the store anymore.

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Anonymous on 03/03/2009:
I might try that. If it's not available in store than how do you order it? Online?
Ponie on 03/03/2009:
Try contacting Procter & Gamble. Possibly the product has been discontinued.
pizazz on 03/11/2009:

for those disgusting brown lines:

Take a flat sided tweezer, which comes to a point and use the side to gently scrape the brown stuff off avoiding a dentist. Exactly what they'd do but of course they don't want anyone to know it.

Hydrogen Pryoxide will keep gum disease away too
Just don't swallow or gargle it.
Bantyswife on 03/12/2009:
Thanks for the info - I will try that!!!
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Luvs diapers overnight leaks
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I have been using Luvs mostly because they were on sale. got one of thos cartons with something like 96 diapers. size 4 they fit my son fine. went back to get more a couple weeks later and bought anther box of size 4. They looked awful small but even the diaper had a 4 marked on them. compared it in size and it did seem smaller that the ones from the other package. they still seemed to fit but they leak badly over night. called the number on the box and explained. they said it seemed weird but they sent me a coupon for $20.00 to replace the box of diapers. Pretty cool.
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you r stupid on 03/06/2006:
If you find that the next ones you buy still leak my son is 15months and at night he wears huggies nighttime diapers, which have never leaked, but regular huggies leak on him, they are alittle more money but well worth not having to change sheets in the middle of the night. I used luvs only a few times during the day and they always leaked. He wears pampers cruisers during the day.
squeekie on 03/06/2006:
Thanks for the tip. I had used huggies on him (he is 14 months old) and they leaked badly during the day, even though I changed him regularly. I swore by huggies with my older 2. but they just don't seem to work on my little Nick, But I will try if the luve still leak. I love the cruisers. But the luvs were just so affordable and seemed to work. Oh well if these do it again, I will change. (no pun intended)
ejack053824 on 03/06/2006:
Must be nice to take a dump in your pants and still continue on with your day.
squeekie on 03/06/2006:
ejack, you are too much
dsmith68 on 03/07/2006:
Some kids stop dead in their tracks when they take a dump in their pants. They do not always continue on with their day ! :)
squeekie on 03/07/2006:
My son hates to be in a dirty diaper. That's okay maybe he will be ready for the potty early. Its just over night I have a problem with the darn things.
squeekie on 03/14/2006:
got the coupons today, they gave me not 1 but 2 coupons for free boxes (the big packages) and 1 for $5 off. pretty cool.
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Bird Deaths
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MELBOURNE, IOWA -- I recently learned the hard way that Febreze kills domestic birds due to zinc chloride being a key ingredient. There is no warning pertaining to domestic birds on this product. I have lost a valuable pet and a precious little fellow due to this company not recognizing how dangerous their product is to birds. I have been informed by several pet stores that they have written P & G pertaining to the increasing bird deaths and use of Febreze; however, P & G response has been there is no scientific proof.
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Anonymous on 09/12/2007:
Yikes, that can't be good. Hope P&G steps up to the plate soon and does the right thing. Don't use Febreze and have no birds. Well the wife says I have a bird brain.
Anonymous on 09/13/2007:
No scientific proof 'eh? I don't mean to sound crass but I would take a snapshot of my deceased bird laying next to the bottle of febreeze. I would then send copies to all of the execs at P&G and the company board members too. Let them see what their product does. I know, my idea does not show scientific proof. I'd do it anyway to show them there is a human side to the story.
Anonymous on 09/13/2007:
Urban Legend. Was an autopsy performed on the bird to determine if it was indeed the cleaner that was the cause of death?
*Brenda* on 09/13/2007:
Why would you spray something like that around your bird anyway? If I have to clean or spray anything, even air freshener, we take the parrot out of the room for a bit.
Concerned Bird Owner on 09/13/2007:
To Brenda...........Febreze was sprayed on the curtains in another room, zinc chloride leaves a residue.
Anonymous on 09/13/2007:
That's horrible. Sorry for your loss. Hope P&G takes this product off the market. I can't believe there are no warnings at the very least. Try not to use any chemicals around your pets--or family for that matter. They just can't be good for any living thing or the environment.
heaven17 on 09/13/2007:
Agree with Robf. How do you know for a fact the Febreze had anything to do with it?
Anonymous on 09/13/2007:
It really annoys me that someone posts something as stupid as this without taking even a minor effort to find out if it is true. If you can't take 20 or 30 seconds to look at Snopes first, don't bother me with this childish nonsense.
Anonymous on 09/13/2007:
Maybe because it contained zinc chloride? I do know that birds are much more susceptible to chemicals than humans or other animals.
*Brenda* on 09/13/2007:
Febreze has not contained zinc chloride since 1998.

How do you know the bird died from Febreze? Did you have a necropsy done?
Skoobedoo on 09/13/2007:
Robf and others....please read the Snopes article again. Close to the bottom there is a saying that says it may cause harm to birds. Please remember if you have parrots that any strong airborne scents can kill your bird.
Concerned Bird Owner on 09/14/2007:
To Ken: I cannot believe YOU didn't read the entire article in Snopes that YOU exampled in your comment before you shot off your remark. Be fully informed before you remark.
*Brenda* on 09/15/2007:
Well? How do you know that Febreze killed your bird? Did you have a necropsy performed or what?
GenuineNerd on 08/27/2009:
Regardless of whether it's Febreze or Lysol or Glade, it is a good idea not to use any spray deodorizer in the presence of a pet bird. Move the bird to another room if you need to deodorize. Same with Raid or other spray pesticides, if a fly got into the house. Keep the bird away.
PepperElf on 08/27/2009:
and turn off your fish tank filters too

we learned the hard way on that.
we lit off a flea bomb and left the house for weekend

came back and wooops. forgot to turn off the fish filter.
tank full of dead fish
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