Monday, July 5, 2010

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Giveaway & Review: Bamboo Compost Pail from EcoMom ($20 GC) [CLOSED]

When I was given the opportunity to review something from EcoMom, I was more than a little excited. Offering eco-friendly baby products – EcoMom was my kind of website. After browsing their easily navigated site, I was in love. They have so many great, ‘Green’ products, and not just baby stuff. I immediately knew I wanted their Bamboo Compost Pail. I hadn’t actually started composting my leftovers yet, but I knew that I needed a push and this was it.

For those that don’t know what composting is, composting is "the transformation of organic material (plant matter) through decomposition into a soil-like material called compost" (from Instead of making all your food leftovers into waste, composting turns it into a usable substance: fertilizer.

This composter is a mini-sized one, perfect for sitting on your counter collecting leftovers instead of having to run out to the pile all the time. I have been dumping it every couple of days, but not for any reason other than just wanting to.

This pail comes with a replaceable charcoal filter. I’ve had no smell seeping out of it and I haven’t actually filled it up once. It is so nice looking on my counter that no one knows it’s a compost pail and it really adds convenience to my life. It’s really well made too, which is a plus so that it will last a long time. This compost pail has pushed me into finally being a composter, which makes me feel really good about being more green.

EcoMom has a new program, EcoPass, which allows customers to purchase a $99 annual membership that gets you a 15% discount on every order, as well as free shipping with no minimum requirement. First time EcoMom customers can use Code: SBBL362 at checkout for a 15% discount from now through July 31st, 2010 and also can receive free shipping on qualified purchases of $75 or more.

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Thank you to EcoMom for sending us a sample compost pail free of charge to base this review upon and for providing a gift certificate for our contest prize.

What you can win:
One lucky reader will receive a $20 EcoMom gift certificate.

This giveaway is open to U.S. and Canadian entries only. You do not need to be a blogger to enter, but you must have a valid email address and be age 18 years or older. If you enter anonymously and do not include a valid email address in your comment entries, I will not be able to notify you should you win this random drawing.

How to Gain Entries:
Browse the selection of eco-friendly products offered by EcoMom. Then leave a comment telling me the name of one item you might use your gift certificate towards if you won this contest (aside from the product reviewed in this article). You MUST do this to be eligible to win this contest.

Extra Entries:

1) For 5 extra entries, leave a relevant comment on one of my non-giveaway posts. Then leave FIVE separate comments with the name of the post on which you commented. You will earn 5 extra entries for each different non-contest post you comment on.


For 5 extra entries, enter one of my other contests. Leave FIVE separate comments here telling me which contest you entered. You will earn 5 extra entries for each contest you enter.

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(All entries will be verified prior to awarding this prize.)

Random Drawing:

This contest will be closed on Monday, July 19th, 2010 at 11:59pm EST. A random number drawing will be held shortly after. The winner will be announced here and will be contact via email or through their blog. If the winner does not respond within 48 hours, a new number will be drawn.

Good luck in the drawing!