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It’s A Giveaway! Win a $100 ToysRUs Gift Card and Scotch-Brite Botanicals Disinfecting Wipes!

2013 6:16 pm

Congratulations Rita G!

If you’ve been reading for awhile, you know by now that I’m a wipe-junky. I think they are one of the best cleaning inventions I’ve seen in my lifetime. They make my “jobs” so much easier, are super convenient and they get the job done even better than the alternative!

Just in time for cold and flu season, I was offered to try out 3M Scotch-Brite™ Botanical Disinfecting Wipes by participating in their “Keep Toys Clean Scotch-Brite Botanical Disinfecting Wipes Challenge.” I told them, “you had me at wipes”. 😉

If you have yet to try these, let me familiarize you! 3M Scotch-Brite™ Botanical Disinfecting Wipes kill 99.9% of household germs* and cold & flu viruses leaving surfaces like counters, tables and toys residue-free.  Surprisingly, most disinfecting wipes that are used in homes or schools on any non-porous surface, require rinsing after wiping.  However, the “no-rinse” feature found in the Scotch-Brite™ Botanical Disinfecting Wipes provides a safe and effective way to  clean surfaces and toys alike.

  • Leaves no residue
  • No rinse required
  • Made from botanically pure plant extracts
  • Clean easy, breathe easy

*Kills over 99.9% of household germs: Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Salmonella enterica, Staphylococcus aureus, Methicillin Resistant S. aureus (MRSA), Enterobacter aerogenes, Influenza A virus, Rhinovirus type 37. Sanitizes hard non-porous non-food contact surfaces of Staphylococcus aureus and Enterobacter aerogenes in the presence of light or moderate soil load with a 30-second contact time.

It seems like everyone around us has the flu right now, so we’ve been extra diligent in frequent hand-washing as well as keeping surfaces and toys GERM FREE! 3M Scotch-Brite™ Botanical Disinfecting Wipes make that job a breeze! I’m keeping my family healthier this winter by using them them on everything from remote controls to doorknobs; from bathroom sinks to computers and everything in between!  In fact, we recently purchased Kambell a new Calico Critters house (she collects these) and added it to her “Calico Critters land” which we have set up on top of storage units (shown above). The wipes are great for not only keeping her toys clean, but also for cleaning and disinfecting those countertops. I love that they don’t use harsh chemicals and the smell is pleasant, not overbearing – even a 6 year old can do it! 🙂

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The Giveaway:

(1) Reader will win a $100 ToysRUs Gift Card and Scotch-Brite Botanical Disinfecting Wipes!

To enter to win, just follow the instructions on the Rafflecopter below. It’s super easy, so don’t let it intimidate you! All options are just that – options (no mandatory entries). That means you can pick and choose the entry methods you like and skip those you don’t. Of course I would love for you to “follow me”, but if you just want to leave a comment for your entry (be sure to check that one on the Rafflecopter), then that’s all you need to do. All other options serve as extra entries into the giveaway.

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I was provided a duplicate prize pack for the purpose of this review. All opinions remain my own.

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  1. we usually clean toys in the tub

  2. Mary Happymommy says:

    I use disinfecting wipes on toys.

  3. I clean toys regularly, and make sure to use a fresh wipe on each toy as to not spread germs.

  4. Spray with water and bleach!

  5. Trista mj says:

    My toy cleaning tip is to have a routine of toy cleaning. If it is part of your cleaning regimine, it will actually get done. Scotch Brite Wipes are a necessity of course!

  6. Lots of disinfecting wipes and bleach!

  7. bleach water

  8. Lisa Paone says:


  9. jessica thompson says:

    wipes and lysol spray

  10. i love to use lysol wipes,and would love to use scotch wipes.

  11. my kids are older now but i used to wash their toys with bleach water.

  12. Karen English says:

    baby wipes!

  13. Lysol!

  14. Tabitha Willette says:

    fill a bucket and do it while playing outside with your little one

  15. I love wipes! If things are really grimy, I will dip them in water w/lysol.

  16. sarah brushaber says:

    i keep wipes in the playroom for a quick wipe down of everything

  17. These wipes are great to clean the toys

  18. I like to use wipes on toys, too! So easy!

  19. I let my son take toys in the tub and wash them with a washcloth and soap.

  20. Allie Dunn says:

    stick stuffed animals in the wash in a garment bag on gentle to keep the germs away!

  21. bleach

  22. I use dish soap and water.

  23. Kari Holland says:

    I frequently use bleach to clean bath squirt toys. I also use lots of wipes on all hard surfaces, including the eyes of our dear stuffed bears.

  24. I wipe down the toys with Lysol wipes – I love those wipes!

  25. Using a bleach water solution for everyday cleaning….use wipes for deep cleaning

  26. gina galeana says:

    I love wipes too. I use them to get an extra week out of cleaning my bathrooms!

  27. laura boyanton says:

    I try to clean once a week going through my daughter’s room! I put whatever I can in the dishwasher!

  28. I use wipes and sometimes wash them in the bathtub.

  29. Bernadette says:

    I soak them once a week in one part bleach to three parts warm water.

  30. The $100 ToysRUs Gift Card would be great! I spray the kids toys down at night with Lysol and in the morning they are fresh and ready to go and in the past I have used wipes but not this brand. I would be excited to try them as well.

  31. I love your web page. your sales are 1 week ahead of mine, so it give me plenty of time to get my coupons ready

  32. Wild Orchid says:

    We use the dishwasher sometimes to clean toys.

    Thanks for the chance to win!
    wildorchid985 at gmail dot com

  33. Christine G. says:

    Love your site! Thanks for this giveaway!

  34. I use wipes as well! In fact I have a bunch of the Scotch Brite wipes from when they had the B1G1 free coupons a while back. I do wipe once every two weeks and here and there whan i have time. The wipes are a life saver I agree!

  35. my tip is to use dishwasher, and to always wash any toys used after playdates, to get rid of any germs left behind

  36. Candice D. says:

    The dishwasher is great for a lot of them.

  37. I like to use special microwave cleaning wipes to clean the microwave carbona wipes work best. I also use a lot of viager to clean the windows and all glass in the house it works great. Eva

  38. I like to put toys in the dishwasher when I can or I just clean them with wipes.

  39. I love disinfecting with wipes/

  40. rick williams says:

    i put in sink with some lysol

  41. katherine d says:

    soak in baking soda and vinegar!

  42. I’ve always thrown in washer or dip and dried in dish rack. Great new ideas for me
    on this blog! thanks!!

  43. Lisa Brown says:

    Use diluted bleach on plastic toys.

  44. Wipes and Lyson Spray for a quick clean-up – warm, soapy water at least twice per year. Thanks CK….you are a blessing even to a “veteran ;D” couponer!

  45. I’m soooo terrible at cleaning my own toys at home…just terrible….I was really good with kid #1, I washed them all the time….then when kid #2 arrived, I would just get toys washed for #1 and #2 would drool all over them…then when kid #3 arrived I’m just lucky to get all 3 in the tub for their own baths..i don’t even have time to think about their toys…oh man….wipes are a good idea though…hmmm…I’ll have to pick up some of these Scotch wipes and have the kids clean their toys! Thanks Kroger Krazy – your posts are SUPER helpful to me here in Denver – shopping at King Soopers! 🙂

  46. :)I LOVE KROGER KRAZY!You have helped me snag lots of deals and save lots of money!Thank You! 🙂
    I wipe down my sons toys using baby wipes(so he can help me) every few days.My daughter cleans her own toys now by washing them in hot soapy water.Bath toys get soaked in a little bleach and hot water.Those wipes sound great…I will have to try them!A Toys R Us giftcard would be amazing….my sweet miracle baby’s birthday is in a couple weeks.:):)

  47. Love your site!

  48. So excited for the give away! I am going to check out those wipes too.

  49. Ronda Kinnett says:

    I usually soak most toys in a bath of 1 tablespoon of bleach per 1 gallon of water. Soak the pieces in your bleach/water solution for about two minutes. When they are through soaking, rinse them with plain water and let them air dry. Also, using equal parts of white distilled vinegar and water for wooden toys. My biggest battle is allergens with cloth toys. A great solution is tossing them in the washing machine and run it on a gentle cycle. During the rinse cycle, add about 3 teaspoons of vinegar to the load. Allow the objects to air dry or place them in the sun for that fresh-outdoor smell.

  50. Best toy cleaning advice is to use the dishwasher as much as possible! Other than that, make the kids clean their own toys!

  51. I use wipes!

  52. I use wipes on everything to keep it clean and fresh and in the house! We don’t have any kids yet so I don’t have any cleaning tips for toys.

  53. I try to wipe all toys down with wipes.

  54. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your site! I check it constantly! I don’t want to miss a thing… My cleaning tip is that I periodically wash our toys in the dishwasher with clorox or pinesol.

  55. I wipe down only toys that have been played with (or drooled on) to avoid over cleaning!

  56. To clean toys and things I use disinfecting wipes. If it’s a mass amount of toys like legos or blocks I soak in bleach for 30 minutes and rinse with water!

  57. I love that you don’t need to rinse after you use the wipes.

  58. dishwasher is great for cleaning toys, but takes alot of time, so the disinfecting wipes are awesome for the times inbetween the deep cleaning!

  59. I always let the kids help with cleaning their toys …it makes them feel special …they especially love cleaning with the wipes.

  60. cleaning tip… use vinegar! the smell goes away after a while, it is cheap and very effective!

  61. Put toys in the dishwasher for a fast easy disinfecting.

  62. My cleaning tip is, I wipe the floors with baby wipes lol 🙂

  63. Whenever I’m washing the dishes, I just add a few toys to my pile. Since we don’t have a dish washer, it’s just easier for us this way.

  64. I use wipes on my sons highchair. They make it easy to clean up. Love your blog 🙂

  65. I use wipes and Lysol spray.

  66. Stephanie says:

    Love your site. Use the wipes all the time especially at work – love them!

  67. Time and sun.

  68. I love the wipes, use them every day!

  69. Jessica Meyer says:

    Soak toys with half bleach and half water, gets rid of germs and leaves them freshly scented.

  70. My tip is to soak toys in the tub using a bleach & water.

  71. a light bleach solution soak does wonders!

  72. I spray the toys with Lysol several times a week and use wipes all the time.
    Especially during the Flu season.

  73. love these wipes…would love to win!

  74. Claudette says:

    love your site and I would love to win this…thanks

  75. I love Scotch cleaning wipes…..they are my favorite. I go through quite a bit I am a cleaning freak!!!!

  76. I would love to win this prize!

  77. I clean my sons stuffed animals by running them in washing machine and then his plastic ones I clean in the dishwasher. The big ones I use a non toxic antibacterial spray.

  78. Wipes are the best! You can run small toys through the dishwasher or the washing machine! You can use a laundry bag or the dishwasher container that holds baby bottle tops or pacifiers.

  79. thank you for the giveaway!! I LOVE wipes!

  80. litsa Jackson says:

    thanks for this giveaway tonight

  81. Love this giveaway!

  82. If the toys are hard, run them through the dishwasher. If they are made of fabric and plastic squeaky things, I run them through the washer and dryer. If they are electronic, I use antibacterial wipes.

  83. Run them through the Dishwasher!

  84. I always run the plastic toys through the dishwasher.

  85. Thanks for the giveaway!

  86. What a great giveaway!

  87. Thank you for all you do. You are great…..

  88. use a laundry sack to wash stuffed animals in the washer.

  89. Love your website. I usually wash in Dawn and hot water.

  90. Bring on the lysol wipes 🙂

  91. Amanda Green says:

    dawn and hot water!

  92. I’m a big fan of your site.

  93. Holly Arnett says:

    Thanks for all you do !

  94. To clean toys I definitely use disinfecting wipes. It gets in all the small gunky areas that you can’t get to with your finger or a sponge!

  95. nice giveaway, thanks

  96. I try to be very organized so that in itself makes cleaning a breeze. I also try to do at least a little each day instead of everything all in one day.

  97. Good ole bleach!

  98. Danielle Rundio-Walker says:

    I love your site, it is very helpful! The wipes make a for a wonderful quick clean of countertops, bathroom sinks, and more!

  99. Lysol spray, soap & water, sometimes bleach.

  100. I also use these wipes for toys, my 4 year old loves to help me clean with these!

  101. stephanie says:

    love your site. wash with dawn soap or bleach.

  102. I just use bleach as needed 🙂

  103. Love your blog!

  104. kayla harris says:

    i use white vinegar and hot water…but if in a hurry i use wipes very frequently. thank you SO SO much for this giveaway…this is SO awesome!! 🙂

  105. Deb Mullins says:

    Love your sites Katie!! You ROCK!!!

  106. I LOVE your site and I tell EVERYONE that I know! I’ve had so much fun following your deals! I want to win! How fun! Keep the great deals coming & Thanks!

  107. A friend just recently told me about your site! I’ve been following for a few months now, and I love it, You have helped me out SO much with my Kroger shopping! Thank you!!!

  108. whitney darville says:

    I would love to win! Thanks for the giveaway!

  109. Thank you for all you do. I just started couponing about a year ago.
    You make my life so much easier! THank you again.

    I love the storage unit above. Where did you buy it?

  110. Wow. What a great giveaway. Thanks

  111. I use diluted bleach and wash and wipe them. Just be sure to get all the liquid out and off because any droplets left will ruin good clothes!

  112. soap and water

  113. I just soak them in bleach water… Things that would get ruined I just wipe them down with a soapy rag..

  114. LauraD143 says:

    Thanks so much for bringing this giveaway to us 🙂

  115. I usually soak them in bleach water and wash the stuffies. Thanks for this!

  116. I am also a wipe person!

  117. Kristen eby says:


  118. Lysol spray

  119. Elizabeth says:

    I absolutely love your site!! And these wipes are AMAZING! Plus, that gift card would by a LOT of diapers and wipes. 🙂

  120. wipes, wipes, and more wipes

  121. Sarah Ashmore says:

    A little bit of bleach goes a long way to make toys safe for all children to play.

  122. Anne Marie says:

    I use soap and water for all toys followed by a swish of a wipe.

  123. Margarita says:

    Lysol spray I always thought was best

  124. I fill the tub with hot water and dump all the toys and a capful of bleach. After a good soak, I put what I can in the dishwasher and give the rest several good rinses.

  125. Katherine Weiss says:

    Usually use hot soapy water = )

  126. I am with you I love using wipes for quick and easy cleaning!

  127. I usually use a disinfecting wipe to clean everything!

  128. bleach

  129. Toy cleaning tips… Scotch wipes! Love your blog… I am a dedicated follower for over a year now. You are THEE one to follow! Thank you for all you do for us.

  130. Wipes and Lysol spray!

  131. Julianne Torielli says:

    I use a mixture of water and white vinegar for an all-natural toy cleaner. For bath toys I use water in the tub with a splash of bleach so I can clean the toys and tub all at once! 🙂

  132. $100 for Toys R Us would be great!

  133. Elizabeth says:

    Soaking legos in bleachy water!

  134. This is an awesome gift!!! Thanks a bunch……L O V E your web page!

  135. Throw some in the dishwasher or bathtub for a quick wash!

  136. Followed your site for a couple of years now. Thanks for all of the tips!

  137. Tiffany Kiesel says:

    I try to clean the toys that are always played with on a weekly basis and then devote my leftover 10 minutes or so to getting others that aren’t played with as much. 🙂

  138. Ang Musick says:

    What are your toy cleaning tips? I wash them in the tub with him once a month. A lot of his toys are “washable”.

  139. Jessica M says:

    A friend told me about your blog a couple months ago via facebook–I’m an avid Kroger shopper and already loved using coupons and finding great deals. Now I follow you on fb and it. is. awesome!! I’m a new mommy and having deals and coupons on my newsfeed has made saving money at Kroger easier than ever! Thank you! Winning a giveaway like this would be soo sweet, but win or no, I’m a proud Kroger Krazy for life 🙂