Because there’s always laundry

By Mir
August 29, 2009
Category Contests

After I posted about how much I love my new washing machine, a nice lady who works with the folks at Wisk sent me an email to remind me that high efficiency washers require HE detergents to work properly. She sent me a handy link to to learn more. And then she sent me a bottle of Wisk HE 2x Ultra to try out, and said hey, if you like it, how about we give a couple of bottles to one of your readers?

She was singing my song. My bottle will get me through 32 loads of laundry, which means that the lucky winner of today’s contest will receive enough detergent to do 64 loads. I don’t know about you, but I do about 3-4 loads of laundry per week, here, so that’d be enough detergent to last me for around 4 months. Not bad.

So, do you want to win a couple of bottles of Wisk HE? Of course you do! First go read the contest rules and regulations, then come back here and leave a comment on this post by 11:59 p.m. Eastern (8:59 p.m. Pacific) on Sunday, August 30th, 2009 to be entered. Winner to be determined by random number generation and merciless obliteration of ring around the collar.

Ready? Go!


  1. Ok — I’m in. I don’t WANT to win anything that may cause me to DO more laundry — but seriously, we could use it — thus I shall enter.

    (Speaking of which, yes I do have an HE washer.)

  2. Working on baby #4 is fun, but thinking of more laundry isn’t. I think some free laundry detergent would brighten up my day! (And free house cleaners would make me eternally blissful, in case you were offering.) 🙂

  3. With 6 boys, I do a LOT of laundry. This is why I bought an HE washer and the matching dryer last year. I could really use more laundry soap!

  4. Doing laundry isn’t very exciting, but winning free laundry detergent is!

  5. Since my daughter changes 4 times a day I could SO use this!

  6. Great count me in.

  7. Count me in!

  8. All about the help with laundry . . .

  9. Thank goodness my daughter has stopped requiring 3 or 4 outfits a day! Then again, laundry never stops with cloth diapers.

  10. Just got an HE washer! Free detergent is awesome!

  11. With 7 kids I do about 3 loads a day. Free laundry would be great! Thanks!

  12. Doing laundry makes me peaceful- I know it is weird, but you are a nerd. So there!

  13. I can’t believe I’m entering to win a contest so I can do more laundry ! But here goes!

  14. I love Wisk! It’s actually one of my favorite laundry detergents.

    And an unsolicited tip….I sold my partially used bottle of *non*HE detergent for $5 on Craigslist! LOL I couldn’t stand the thought of just throwing it away, and I was too afraid of messing up my frontloader, using it. So, someone got a great deal on a giant jug of laundry detergent, and I got $5 toward some HE. LOL

  15. I have piles that need to be washed!!

  16. I’ve got an HE washer but have been a bad girl and have never used HE detergent. I probably should!

  17. I’d happily give these to my MIL who has an HE washer.

  18. Not much could make me like the 5-6 loads of laundry I manage each week, but free detergent for my HE washer would help (slightly)!

  19. Would love to win some detergent!

  20. Doing laundry with free soap many somehow make me smile while folding all those clothes! 🙂

  21. That’s exactly what I use! My son is allergic to Tide 🙂 This would be fantastic!

  22. I love my HE machine!

  23. My HE currently uses Tide, but I’m willing to try Wisk.

  24. I have plenty of dirty clothes!

  25. would love to try it.

  26. I sing the praises for Wisk HE – I love it, I love it, I love it. My front-loading washer doesn’t smell funky after it sits empty for a long time when I use Wisk, along with great smelling and very clean laundry.

  27. Free laundry detergent sounds wonderful!

  28. This is a fantastic contest Mir! Thanks!! I’m currently switching out seasons and this would help make everything smell whisky.

  29. Oh, please count me in! If you saw how my youngest ate a slice of orange you would understand why we need MUCHO laundry detergent around here…who knew that an orange slice could contain that much juice!

  30. I do at least seven loads a week (it’s hot; we get stinky) so I could totally use this!

  31. Free laundry detergent could make baby poop laundry just a little nicer!

  32. I’m slightly unhappy with my current detergent and I’m trying to figure out what I’ll switch to…this will definitely help me make a decision! Thanks so much!

  33. I love my HE and I love Wisk and I love clean clothes!

  34. My HE Machine would think it awesome to win this 🙂

  35. OOH-I have 2 stinky boys (actually 3) in my house that would really benefit from some detergent!

  36. I need more HE detergent. We are discussing with the cat the proper location of the litter box, and the difference between a bedspread and cat litter.

  37. WOW I did not even know WISK had an HE option. My son seems to think clean clothes belong in his clothes hamper too, so the more detergent the merrier. 🙂

  38. we would use this up even sooner than 4 months!

  39. I would love to try the new detergent! WISK products are great!

  40. always, always need laundry detergent. who doesn’t?

  41. Awww, I love the smell of Wisk. Reminds me of being a kid.

  42. Maybe if I win, my husband will buy me some HE machines to go with the detergent!!!! 🙂

  43. Can’t beat free laundry detergent!

  44. I love Wisk!

  45. Ohhh!! Yay!!! I just switched to cloth diapers for my 2 youngest, so detergent is going fast around here!

  46. I usually feed my machine Tide HE, this would be a great way to give Wisk HE a try!

  47. That would be sweet for my MIL’s He machine.

  48. I have never used Wisk HE in my machine. Fingers crossed I can win this time!

  49. Please!!!

  50. I just had my HE washer set up last night. Pick me!!!

  51. Unfortunately laundry is a daily task at our house. Thanks for the chance to win a bottle of Wisk HE.

  52. Wow that’s great that you got a new Washer…I would love a new washer but I’ll settle for detergent now. 🙂

  53. pick me, i do laundry!

  54. I’m lucky to get by with 3-4 loads of laundry every 48 hours, let alone by the week! I envy you! lol

  55. We do SO MUCH laundry at my house. I would love to win!

  56. Always can use more laundry detergent – thanks!

  57. Me, pick me, oh dear random number generator. I have 5 kids..lots of laundry…I can always use more laundry detergent. :p

  58. I have to do laundry in a spider infested basement. Some detergent might make it better. !

  59. Thanks!

  60. I do enough laundry that this would be an amazing gift! Crossing fingers!

  61. I do 7-8 loads a week, sadly.

  62. I totally NEED some HE detergent! Because, you see, in the 2 years I’ve had our HE washer, I’ve never used special detergent! So now it’s time!

  63. This would be great!

  64. You know, I just bought a new front loading HE washer and dryer….my big problem..I’m a coupon stock piler and I have 5 jugs of regular detergent, unopened, sitting in my laundry room.
    I could use a free jug (or two) of Wisk

  65. Wisk me away! 🙂

  66. Your post reminded me I needed to start the next load of laundry (our washer/dryer are in the garage so I don’t hear them). Thank you, and thanks for the chance to win some detergent!

  67. Laundry detergent is so expensive… count me in!

  68. I’d like to try this!

  69. We have six to wash for in our family. Let me win!

  70. Sounds wonderful and practical!!! I am all for practical.

  71. I didn’t know WISK had an HE detergent either. Consider me entered!

  72. Please enter me!

  73. I want no ring around the collar!

  74. I need detergent! Thanks!

  75. me

  76. I do more laundry than I like to, so this would be a huge help!

  77. I have 4 kids and 1 on the way in October. Boy do I do lots of laundry. This would be great!

  78. I’d love to win! I easily do at least 6 loads a week!

  79. I like my ALL HE, but was excited to learn a while ago that Wisk is now making HE detergent. I’d love to try it for free! Thank you!

  80. I would love to win.

  81. I do laundry, too! I’d love to try Wisk’s new detergent! Thank you!

  82. Woo Hoo!!!! THank you…

  83. I’d love some HE detergent from Wisk. I’ll have to check and see if it’s on the no-no list for ABU’s but it’d be great for all our other laundry.

  84. I love my HE washer and free detergent would be fabulous!

  85. I would love to win some laundry detergent!

  86. Would it be logical to assume that owning HE detergent would require me to have to buy a new washer and dryer? I think so.

  87. Hey, free laundry soap? I can take it!!! Thanks for the give away!

  88. I love having an HE machine for the most part, although I’m not in love with the model I bought. Haven’t settled on a favorite HE detergent, still trying them all. Haven’t tried Wisk yet!

  89. Sounds great to me! Would love to try Wisk! I normally can’t afford it!

  90. I’d love to “clean up” on this contest!

  91. I’m in for the Wisk contest- have an HE machine and a family of four!

  92. I’d love to win. Count me in!

  93. Yeah, I do at least 10 loads. What up with that?

  94. ohhh i need to buy detergent save me some money

  95. Baby and a preschool kid. We do a ridiculous amount of laundry!

  96. fun!

  97. Laundry = YUCKY. Free = AWESOME! Hope I win!

  98. bring it on, mama!

  99. I just started another load… and yes I need more detergent.

  100. If I win the detergent then all I need is a new washer. Thanks

  101. OMG… I go through detergent like it’s candy… which would make it MUCH more fun to go through it that quickly.

  102. Would be so great!

  103. I had my washing machine for over a year before I realized I was supposed to be using HE detergents… Sheesh! Now this Wisk looks awesome and I’d love to try it!

  104. I can always use an extra bottle or two of detergent. Thanks!!

  105. I love my high efficiency washer!! And detergent is such a huge expense!

  106. Anything to add a little excitement to the drudgery that is laundry!

  107. What a great giveaway. Who wouldn’t love some free detergent. 2 boys and a mechanic for a husband leaves me with lots of really dirty laundry. Thanks.

  108. I would love to win! So my husband can continue the laundry! 🙂

  109. I love my HE washer and winning this would let us bond some more!

  110. As they say…”If it’s free, it’s for me!”

  111. As laundry detergent has risen drastically in my area in the last few months, I have had to buy the cheaper stuff.

    My clothes could use a detergent upgrade!

  112. Me! Because I am very … dirty?

  113. Just back after a 2 week vacation. I could really use the detergent as I have mountains of laundry. 🙂

  114. Perfect timing! I am in need of more detergent.

  115. Sounds good to me.

  116. Anything to help with laundry. Thanks

  117. I hate buying detergent because I hate carrying it from the car to my house….so if someone delivered to my doorstep that would be ohhhh so nice! 🙂

  118. HE, Pick Me! HE, Pick Me!

  119. My HE washer would be grateful. I’ve been known to accidentally put in the wrong kind. Suds, suds, suds.

  120. Free suds, that’s sounds great.

  121. We recently got a HE washer, and I’ve used both detergents and haven’t noticed much difference in the quality of the wash/amount of suds, but as long as I can get HE at the same price, I’m sticking with it. (And free is always the right price!)

  122. I love using Wisk !!!

  123. I could really use this!

  124. I love doing laundry, strange yes.

  125. My kid can’t potty train fast enough, if you catch my meaning. 😉

  126. Ah, some help with the never ending Mt. Washmore.

  127. Laundry isn’t my favorite chore but I do love how my front loaders have gotten it down to a managable 5 or so loads per week.

  128. love it

  129. I have a magic house in which there is no laundry, so I don’t need to win this contest. KIDDING!

  130. This just might make doing laundry a little more fun!

  131. Pick me! I am doing laundry as I type this!!!

  132. I can always use help with the laundry! I’d prefer someone to come do it for me, but hey, anything helps!

  133. awesome!

  134. I’m doing laundry at this very moment! Please send back-up!

  135. I’m always doing laundry….

  136. I love doing laundry.

  137. I can’t believe I’m actually trying to win laundry detergent. Is this really what my life has come to?

  138. I like clean laundry. Pick me!!

  139. I do not enjoy doing laundry, but free detergent helps make it less of a burden.

  140. We do LOTS of laundry here with 5 kiddos. . .pick me!!!

  141. I do laundry just about every day! I would love a bottle of detergent!!!

  142. Laundry is the very bane of my existence (especially now that my stepson plays football and the youngest is in soccer).

  143. I am always doing laundry. This would really help!

  144. I would love to win this for my husband who does all of our family’s laundry. Yes, he is that awesome!

  145. free is good and I have plenty of kids to generate laundry

  146. Yay for free laundry detergent! I have 2 little boys so we do plenty of laundry.

  147. Pretty Mir,
    I do three loads a day so, I would love to win!
    Thanks for being so nice and passing on the kindness!

  148. How do you only do 4 loads for 4 people?

  149. I would love this to use on my new washer!

  150. oh, for the love of laundry.

  151. I have never used wisk, but I will give a whirl, if i win.

    thanks wisk people and Mir, of course

  152. So then I could stop making my own? I’m positively giddy.

  153. I would like to win thy detergent!

  154. Love free stuff

  155. Keeping our fingers crossed!

  156. I just bought a new jug of HE for my front-loader, but free is good!

  157. I’m about to run out of detergent. Perfect timing!

  158. Of course I’d love to win good laundry detergent!

  159. would love it for my HE machine! thanks for the chance!

  160. Count me in!

  161. I love Wisk, especially free Wisk!

  162. I love Wisk too!!!!

  163. Thanks Mir (and Wisk)!

  164. Who doesn’t have laundry?!

  165. My husband just bought me an HE about a month ago. I don’t think there are enough loving words in the universe to describe how much I love my husband for purchasing this wonderful piece of machinery!!! If I were to win this, I would be sure to speak loving words about you and Whisk as well 😉

  166. I would love to win some detergent for my laundry!!!

  167. My sister has an HE machine and I would love to get this for her! Wisk is her favorite and she has a very hard time finding it in the stores!

  168. My washer uses HE detergent, too. This could come in really handy!

  169. Thanks!! I hate laundry, but love free detergent:)

  170. I’m in.

  171. I think I do at least 8 loads a week! Pick me Pick me!

  172. Laundry? That’s my second full time job!

  173. New baby=new laundry responsibilities. Would love this!

  174. Mir, I do about 20 loads a week. PLEASE pick me.

  175. hoping I win!

  176. Pick me…at the last minute!

  177. I was suprised to see that no one else knew this….but you actually don’t need to use HE detergent with your front loader. The only thing different about HE detergent is that it has more water in it so it’s less sudsy. You can use regular detergent but you just use half as much as you would normally put in. Our clothes still get clean and I pay half as much!!

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