Tuesday, March 31, 2009

WFMW - Frugal Womanhood AND Giveaway!

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Never in my wildest dreams did I think that I would learn so much from trying to be frugal. But fortunately my commitment to frugality has led me to some treasures that in wealthier days I would have passed up...never even considered...missed out on. And today's giveaway is one of the things that I'm so glad I gave a try.

The Lunapad company sells 100% cotton reusable menstrual pads, pantyliners and menstrual panties along with several other products. Now, just a few years ago I would have balked at the thought of any kind of reusable menstrual product but as you can see HERE, I'm quickly becoming a convert. Not only is it extremely cost effective to be able to skip buying tampons or pads every month (think...a penny per use), but it's also so good for the environment considering over 14 billion tampons, applicators and pads end up in landfills every year.

Being a tampon user and not much of a pad or pantyliner user I was hesitant to revert back to my teenage years of wearing what seemed like a diaper for the duration of my period but since the Lunapads company sent me some samples in various sizes and absorbency's I thought, "What the heck," and gave it a try.
Lunapad products come in cute prints and designs so that appealed to the girliness in me. But they were also very comfortable...no sticky wings getting bent in the wrong direction and sticking to my leg (or worse), no extreme bulkiness, no strange odors, and no rough fabrics. They were soft and thin and very comfortable. And when it came time to wash them, I thought surely they would be ruined. But I rinsed them in cold water and then washed them in warm and they came out looking like they had never had anything on them. And with all cotton fabrics, the more they are washed, the softer they get.

I'm sold!

So I'm excited to let you know that the Lunapads company wants to give away not one...not two...but THREE sampler packs worth $24.99 each to three lucky winners.

Here's how to enter:
  • Leave a comment to enter . Please include an e-mail address to contact you with.

  • For an extra entry post about this giveaway on your blog and come back to leave a second comment.

And in the meantime go over and check out the Lunapads website to see all the things they offer. They have been gracious enough to provide

a special code for the Grocery Cart Challenge readers to use that will save you 10% extra on any purchase over $35. Just use the code "gcc09" at checkout!

My favorite items were the Lunapanties (which are on sale right now) and the Mini Pads on my lighter days when it was overkill to use my DivaCup.

Open to US and Canada residents. Giveaway ends on Sunday, April 5th. Winner to be announced on Monday, April 6th and will have 48 hours to respond.

Good Luck!

***Participating in Works For Me Wednesday.

210 comments:

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Stretch Mark Mama said...

Oh. You know me. I've wanted Lunapads for a few years now.

And also, probably TMI, but I think they'd be just great for the lighter days when a pad seems almost unnecessary and also, too chafing.

Tj and Amy said...

So I have actually never heard of these but I would love to try them. anything to save money. amsbolda@hotmail.com

Sila Lumenn said...

What an interesting product! I never knew anything like this existed. While I'm past needing any menstrual product, my daughter is just weeks or months away from beginning. These might be just the thing.

cpa momma said...

please enroll me in the drawing:

crp1385@comcast.net

Balazs & Leah said...

This is awesome. I have been looking for something like this but was unsure which company made one that had great reviews. So thanks for the review and thanks for your site too!
Leah
blstanzel@gmail.com

Shawna Bates said...

Wow! Interesting! I never heard of these products before!!!
Shawna
dash_02@netzero.com

Steph- said...

Oh! I've been wanting some of these! Maybe I'll be lucky and win this one! My email addy is sahm2g1b at gmail dot com.

~*Michelle*~ said...

I have not tried the LunaPads but I would love to!

I have been using "mama cloth" for over three years now and I'll never go back to paper stuff.

Thanks for a fantastic giveaway! :)

*if* I am blessed enough to win......you can contact me at michelle [at] ct.metrocast [dot] net

Have a great day!
*~Michelle~*

Gina said...

Count me in!

Gina
hessrealty1@juno.com

Kate said...

I am very intrigued, these sounds great!
kcreehan {at} gmail {dot} com

KaeleyAnne said...

The Lunapads sound great. I've been thinking of trying them for awhile.

Jennifer said...

I have never heard of such a thing. I'd be interested in trying these. Very interesting... :)

Jenn said...

Wow... I was just recently talking to a friend about trying these- their just not in our budget right now. I would love to win this one!!

Thanks so much for the great giveaway!!

JLWalden1{at}gmail{dot}com

Melinda said...

I would love to give these a try.

Mestrada 1018 at verizon dot net

elizabeth said...

I've been wanting to switch to reusables for years! I keep looking and looking. Maybe now is the time...

secondofwett said...

Well, I have 3 teenage daughters and I'm afraid we spend a small forune on 'sanitary products' each month. These would be great!

Rhonda said...

I'd so use these! Thanks for the chance to win some.

Rhonda

Kathy said...

Wow. I didn't know they made washable pads. I would love to try these. Thanks for the giveaway.

Heather Kay said...

Count me in!

Rachel said...

I would love to try these!
rachel7134 at charter.net

Lori said...

Awesome giveaway!

This would be a great starter kit for someone like me! :)

Lori said...

Just posted about your giveaway in my blog!

http://txmykindarain.blogspot.com/

Snow White said...

that's pretty cool. I'm up for trying.

Jennifer said...

I have a few of these and love them! They are super comfortable and wash easily. And they last forever! jennifer@alternativebaby.com

Heather said...

I've wanted to try them for a while, but have been hesitant. woo hoo

hdornbusch at gmail dot com

ckaal5 said...

OH I have been thinking about making the switch to reuseable for a while now. I would love to win this!

melissa
searl7@comcast.net

Anonymous said...

I wouldn't mind trying these out...especially for free!

camillea74@hotmail.com

Kat said...

I love lunapads and would love the chance to win some more!

Jenny said...

I would love some, i am very environmentally friendly and conscience and have actually wanted to try some of the other brands out there but like you, afraid of the pads. Still very curious and excited about this! I hope i win!

rlandau said...

count me in i'd love to win this.

Wanda said...

I cannot stand tampons....they hurt!
I would love to try these.
I'm very curious!
I also have two teen girls....we are spending the money on girl stuff!

bluehairedwoman said...

I would LOOOOOOVE to be entered the Luna pads. I found out about your blog from Lori at http://txmykindarain.blogspot.com/ so I think she deserves an extra entry! :)

kristina said...

I would love to win this. I once (mistakenly) ordered a set of lunapads, only to discover that they were the just liners, and not holders. (oops).

TEXAUS MOMMA said...

Sign me up too...

Laura said...

Count me in, you've convinced me to try them :)

Anonymous said...

I've been looking into these. Great giveaway!
Michelle F.

Becky D. said...

Put me in for the drawing. I'm willing to give them a try the paper ones are irrating to me.

KJsMom said...

I was totally sold on the Diva cups, but I'm not sure about this one. I would be willing to try though!

Sarah said...

I have been wanting to try cloth pads for some time now. Thanks for the chance to win!

Kim said...

Hi Gayle...love your blog! I would love to try the Lunapads. My email is kimberlymgreene@hotmail.com
Thanks for the opportunity! Kim

mommustwrite said...

I've been wanting these forever. Sign me up!

My email address is on my blog about me page.

Hope I win!

Michelle @ Leaving Excess said...

These are on my list! I hope I win, but if not I will use your code!

Anonymous said...

Please enter me in your giveaway. I would love to try these.
Emily
ebolde at hotmail dot com

Tina said...
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Tina said...

I've been toying with the idea of using these and fabric TP for awhile now, but I've been hestitant to invest in the in case I hate them. I would love an opportunity to try them out!

oops, forgot to add this:

gingerclip (at) yahoo (dot) com

Anonymous said...

I would love to try them.
barbaraserna@hotmail.com

Monica S. said...

Honestly not sure about this product, but willing to give it a try! Amburle4@gmail.com

Cheryl said...

sounds interesting...I'm willing to give them a try. shs.warrior.mom@gmail.com

Tannis said...

I've heard of these but haven't taken the jump to using them. I would like to try though! blahdidum(at)hotmail(dot)com

Elizabeth said...

I would love to try these!
Thank you!
Elizabeth
elizabethsgems@gmail.com

Karlene said...

I had been thinking of making some of these. Winning would be better!
bond-k@hotmail.com

Heather & Chaos said...

I've thought about trying this! This would be perfect!

dsn05 said...

So I'd think i'd give'em a try....your so convincing! -Sonja dsnarvesen@hotmail.com

Tammy said...

What a great giveaway! I would love to win this.
Please enter me into the drawing
thanks!
tammys[at]tampabay.rr.com

Rachael said...

Thanks for the giveaway...these sound like a way to be frugal and environmentally friendly!

Murmer said...

Oh...I would love to try mama cloth...also have your tried a menstrual cup....they are amazing and reusable and bye bye tampons...I just got one and LOVE it

Krista said...

These sound interesting! Cool to save money and the environment at the same time!!
design_lady05 at yahoo dot com

Salsa Mama said...

Cloth is so much more comfortable! My email is pswhetten@gmail.com

Thanks!

Terri said...

oh, please enter me! my e-mail is luvjesus2762 (at) yahoo (dot) com. Thanks!

Frogi Girl said...

I would LOVE to win a product that I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE! meganmary@sbcglobal.net

Glennda said...

I already use a diva cup, so I'd love to try these as back-up or for lighter days!
glenndag_44@yahoo.com

Amy said...

I'd love to enter. I've never tried Luna Pads. They look nice. errejasu @ msn.com

Glennda said...

I just posted about the giveaway on my blog! http://thekeeperofourhome.blogspot.com

TL. said...

Please enter me too!
I already have lunapads, and love it!!
If I win I'll give them to my sister :)
and thanks for the 10%, I think about getting mini liners...

tiphainerosa@aol.com

Michele @ Frugal Granola said...

These have been on my wish list for quite awhile now! I would love to win some. I'm trying to build up a supply of cloth pads for postpartum this summer.

Blessings,
Michele

Milehimama said...

I've seen homemade versions online, and have thought about trying them. No way I'm brave enough for a Diva, but these might work out!

mommyjo2[at]yahoo{dot}om

Charlotte said...

I became aware of these when I started cloth diapering last year. I'd give anything a try and it sounds way better(softer) than the alternative, and I like that!

Anonymous said...

Would love to win!
saawback@charter.net

Amy said...

I'd like to try these. Sounds interesting.

Julie said...

I've seen these and thought gross. But, if I win, I will try them. :)

Julie

Heather said...

Sounds interesing.

Anonymous said...

I have wanted to try these for some time now. Add me to the list too!
chris
chrispina1999@gmail.com

Michele said...

I have been wanting to try these for awhile now. Thanks for a great giveaway!

Magerrells@comcast.net

Tanya said...

Excellent frugal giveaway!

Robin M. said...

awesome! ty :)

lizardsphree@aol.com

Ellen D said...

I'd love to win these for a friend! They're wonderful!

TX Doodler said...

I'm more game to give these a try, than the diva cup. They sound wonderfully comfortable. Please enter me to win.

Ellen D said...

Looking for my second entry. Posted on my blog at:

http://epkade.tumblr.com/

I also didn't leave an email address to contact me at. Please use: walkinlightandlove@gmail.com

Minda said...

I'm up for adventure! Count me in!

mindascookin at yahoo dot com

Marie C said...

I would love to give these a try!
alaskadreamin@gmail.com
thanks!

Rebeca said...

I'd love to win these!

ihchicky said...

These are neat. I am very impressed with all the fun patterns they have. They actually might help make that time of month not so bad. My favorite pattern is the Spirograph
(Limited)(Dark).

Thanks for sharing!

shelly said...

I would love to try these

thanks

Mistress of the Black Rose said...

Oooh, LunaPads are teh AWESOME! I *LOVE* my LunaPads!

blackrose78@gmail.com

I'm gonna twitter this, plus blog it, too! :D

Anonymous said...

I'll try my luck, 'Becca.
funny.farm4 (at) yahoo (dot) com

Anonymous said...

This is awesome, a friend of mine and I have been talking about trying to sew some. I would love to win some instead. So exciting!!
Kristal in Southwest Virginia
kristal_pup@yahoo.com

Mistress of the Black Rose said...

Ok, tweeted it, blogged it on livejournal, myspace, Yahoo 360, and my own Blogger blog. :)

blackrose78@gmail.com

Jill said...

I'm willing to try! Thanks for the info.
hymas@adelphia.net

micaela6955/Michele P. said...

I would love to try these, I use regular pads now and have for years, but something about these sounds good-especially now that I am older and becoming aware of "green" issues and our environment. Thanks for the review!

micaela6955 at msn dot com

Anonymous said...

What a great money saver! I would love to try these out. Thanks for the chance! jakenmatty@verizon.net

Betsy said...

I cloth diaper my babies, so I suppose it makes sense to go the cloth route myself! Sign me up.
fyonaf@gmail.com

angie said...

I would love to win these!

Anonymous said...

This is wonderful and healthy. Berdie Brennan Count me in. brennanmomof5@yahoo.com

Miki said...

Oh Gayle, please sign me up too!
fourvoses@aol.com

Blessings,
Miki

April in CT said...

I would love to try these!

jaclynmuelheim said...

I would love to try these!
jaclynmuelheim (at) juno (dot) com
Thanks!

Shirley said...

These would save a lot of money over the years.

scrappylouisa@yahoo.com

Donna said...

I'd love to try them! I am trying to get the guts to cloth diaper my next when God sends him/her. Thanks for the AWESOME blog!

sgriffie@centurytel.net

Kristin Koglin said...

I was very close to making my own...but these would save me some time! With 3 women in the house we are looking for every chance to trim the budget. email is southkogs@comcast.net
Kristin Koglin

Annie said...

I've used Glad Rags for 8 years, but I'd love to win these!
reynoldsfour at aol dot com

Becky said...

I'd be interested to try these.

starlightsmile@hotmail.com

April said...

These are very interesting! Yes I would love to try them! I enjoy reading your blog everyday!
Thanks-
April
baldwinlak@aol.com

Anne said...

Would love to try these!

a_schoeneich@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Please put me in the drawing

philzgirl2u@yahoo.com

Kristine said...

Sounds interesting! Count me in.
krissy.mom@hotmail.com

Lisa said...

Please enter me. Thanks!
iluvchrisnlevi@aol.com

Amy said...

I'd love something for days when I don't really need the Diva cup. These sound great.

momofEAP said...

I would love to try these. If I were to win you can reach me at claassenclan@sbcglobal.net

Momma Nugglebug said...

I'd like to try these...and a Diva CuP??? I need to look into that too.

Dezira`e said...

awesome! musikistleben@gmail.com dezirae hood

Paul and Christy said...

Gotta get in on this one. Thanks for the opportunity.
Christy
imasharp@yahoo.com

Kristen said...

I am hesitate but interested in trying these.

LovingLynden said...

They sound like something my daughter might need in a very short while.... fvandriel@yahoo.com

Jill said...

Hmmm, I'm not sure about this but I like saving money and I'll give it a try for free.

Lisa B. said...

I've been wanting to try these so bad, but didnt have the money now that I lost my job. All the reviews I've read have been great.
lbmoore66 at hotmail dot com

Andrew & Chaina Lemmons said...

What a great idea and a wonderful savings. I'm in!

ac.lemmons@hotmail.com

Helen said...

What a great product! Please enter me in your giveaway

aunthoney@frontiernet(dot)net

Sarala said...

Don't need them now while pregnant, but there's always those many weeks after birth to try them out. :)

kandscrawford@gmail.com
thanks!

Jess said...

I cloth diaper my baby I guess I might as well cloth diaper me too! :D

Anonymous said...

Count me in!
lorimotherof3@hotmail.com

Jadekitty said...

I didn't finish reading this and I put my order in. tear.. I would love to win a sampler pack!

Jadekitty said...

I've linked you up on my blog!

Glenda said...

I have been wanting to try these for over a year.

JAMBA said...

Interesting concept. I've never heard of these. I would love to try them!

balbert1205 (at) gmail . com

JAMBA said...

I posted about this on my blog alanbrittany.blogspot.com

Nicole said...

Thanks!

Sheril said...

I have been eyeing lunapads for a while. Thanks for the giveaway.

drburdine (at) gmail (dot) com

Jamie said...

great giveaway!
jordenzmama@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

I have been intrigued about these, but hesitant. This would be a great chance to try them! Maggie
My e-mail is gr8teacher66@hotmail.com

Jen said...

I've been wanting to try these for ages, I'd love to win!

mom1093 said...

I would like to try these.

Mom of Many Messes said...

Sign me up...I've been eyeballing them on the side of your site for a while but haven't been brave enough to even check them out.

Liz said...

Those look really neat! Would love to try them if I got the chance!

Kelly said...

have been meaning to order some of these! this is a great way to try them out first!

ecky said...

i've wanted to try cloth pads forever! we use cloth diapers so it only makes sense!

elkesten at yahoo dot com

Blakely said...

Sign me up.
Blakely
Blakely.Mortvedt@yahoo.com

kbeeps said...

I'd love to try some Luna Pads - thanks for the opportunity!

kbeeps(at)hotmail.com

Rhonda Parker said...

Another great idea that's also good for the environment. Thanks!

Monkey Momma said...

I'm a diehard Diva user, but I still can't get over the mental block of wanting to use pantyliners...just in case. Would love to try some Lunapads to with them!

Sherolyn said...

Please enter me in the drawing. Thanks.

sherolynkonves@gmail.com

Erin said...

wow, i never heard of these before.

Joy Comes in the Morning said...

I would love to have these for lighter days. Please enter me in the drawing.

Algebra Teacher said...

I would love to win these and be able to stop contributing to filling up the landfills with those others. Sign me up!! My email address is available through my blog at http://grocerysavingsforrealfamilies.blogspot.com.

Thanks.

Amy said...

I never knew this existed. I will check the website out. Thanks!
kazam001@gmail.com

Vicki said...

I keep coming back to the thought of trying these. Something always stops me from diving in. But, if they are free, I will definitely try them out!
vickime@hotmail.com

Tina said...

I recently started using Mama cloth and LOVE it! I was very leary at first but now I'm hooked. I would love to win these and increase my stash. :)

tina.bonner@gmail.com

Mari said...

I would love to try these.

gptjunk @ gmail.com

laura said...

I'm already subscribed to your blog and love it.

Would love to try this product.

lauragutwein at gmail dot com

Southern Gal said...

I would love to try these. I still need to get that Diva Cup, too.

HeatherC said...

Sound very interesting- would love to try them!
hnc313@gmail(dot)com

Sarah @ this Beautiful Mess said...

Comment number one.

Sarah @ this Beautiful Mess said...

Comment number two. =)

Really hoping I win!

Kim said...

I would love to try these. My email is evans1330@roadrunner.com .

Thanks Gayle!

Myra B said...

I love mama cloth!
and if I should happen to win
boat4christ {at} hotmail {dot} com

Maria D. said...

I already have all the reusable pads I need (from GladRags-- also a really good company!), but I'd love to have some of these to give to my sisters!

Kari said...

I would LOVE to try these, I keep wanting too, I'm tired of the dry dry dry that happens from the others!
harleyrenee at yahoo dot com

Angel said...

I love cloth too!

Emily B said...

I keep hearing good things about reuseable cloth pads and would love to try some. I think it's a great idea. If I weren't so busy I think I would make some myself. Though that would probably be a disaster!

Emily B said...

I blogged here:
http://emilyisland.blogspot.com/2009/04/giveaways-for-thursday.html

Anonymous said...

i've seen these on some of the websites where i buy cloth diapers, and have thought about giving them a try!
Leanne
delapenafamily@comcast.net

joyfulschrammfam said...

I've actually been trying to decide what kind of cloth pad to purchase. How fantastic it would be to win! Thanks for the opportunity!
Cara

nfmgirl said...

I used these years ago, got away from them, and have been wanting to use them again. Please count me in. Thank you!

adrienne said...

Thanks for doing this giveaway! I'd love the chance to try using Lunapads - they seem like such an awesome alternative to disposables.

Dawn V said...

I'm skeptical. But I would love to give them a try

LaurenS said...

I've been wanting to try lunapads

pinkveganmiso(at)yahoo(dot)com

sillyjrg04 said...

i have a friend that uses both the divacup and the liners. it is nice to hear so many good things about both products.

Sillyjrg04@yahoo.com

Shannon said...

i so want to try these i am sick of store bought pads!

Tricia Z said...

Hi!
I would love to give these a try, they are such a great idea!
Thanks

Anonymous said...

nanpharm@aol.com

Frugalista Mama said...

Enter me please

Chelsey said...

I've wanted to try these for a while now... I hope I win! Thanks for the great giveaway! mybabyappleseed(at)yahoo(dot)ca

Karen said...

I'm a Diva Cup fan (and have been for years). I've just never made the leap to cloth pads... I think you may have convinced me...

cpullum said...

Count me in!!!
Carla
cpullum(at)yahoo(dot)com

Amber said...

I have always wanted to try these! I'd love to win. Anything that is green and healthy for the body is good in my book. Thanks!!

patty said...

wow. that sounds really cool!!



lilchingchang09@yahoo.com

DeeDee said...

Please enter me in your giveaway. I've been wanting to try these out, not a fan of disposable items so reusable is a huge bonus for me!

http://www.small-budget.blogspot.com/

Heather said...

I'm game!!

oona. said...

I switched to mama cloth about 6 months ago and haven't regretted it one bit. I'd love to win some Lundapads.

Thanks! foxsquirrelrabbit at gmail dot com

noreen said...

I would love to try the lunapads
nor_lou at hotmail dot com

Zakadabug said...

Oh please put meon the entry.
Zakadabug@hotmail.com

Rachel said...

I started using cloth pads a few months ago, and will never go back! I'd love to add lunapads to my collection!

rachel.sutton1@gmail.com

jennifer r said...

I have never heard of these but they make so much sense to me... I can stop wasting money... Thanks for the chance to win.

Sarah said...

You know I have wanted to try these for a while now but I didn't want to shell out the cash in case they didn't work for me. Thanks for hosting this giveaway!

Better catch it! said...

Wow! The US is so far behind when it comes to feminine hygeine products and diapers.
Elaine
PS: There should be a better way to do the drawing than leaving the email address on the page. My Facebook got hacked into a few months back. I will check back, Thanks

ronni said...

Would love to try! thanks for the chance!

Anonymous said...

Oh Yes Please. I have been thinking of trying these and purchasing them for my daughter for when she is in need of them. This would be awesome.
Blessings,
Maria

Roehrigfam@clearwire.net

Risingsouth said...

I have never heard of this but would love to give it a try.

Jacky said...

I'd like to try those! =)

thesweetestpetunia@gmail.com

Susan C. in NY said...

Would love to try them. What a great giveaway!

lists at masondixon dot us

Emily said...

I've been wanting to try cloth pads for a while now. I would love to win these! Thanks for a great giveaway!

Anonymous said...

Sounds great!

kinggakong@yahoo.com

4ddintx said...

I've never tried this brand, but would like to!

tabithaspitzer@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

I would love to try them!

Thanks for the chance to win.

Michelle
miclshaff (at)hotmail (dot)come

ikkinlala said...

I'd love to enter.

ikkinlala AT yahoo DOT ca

jenny said...

wow add me in for this i realy love to give them a try thanks i think its a grate way to save some money

jenny said...

oh just in case you need my e-mail add ress its jenny9675309@yahoo.com and well i just subcribed to your feed thinks

Outrun The Halfling said...

I've heard about these (particularly the diva cup) and I'm really interested in giving them a try!

arowette (a) hotmail dot com

www.the-fuzzybunny.com said...

Cloth pads are fantastic for so many reasons...I'm glad they made you a convert!

EEEEMommy said...

why not?

Anonymous said...

I would love to win these for my wife she is a cloth fanatic :)whatever is better on the environment as well as my pocketbook (larrywalk801@aol.com)

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