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Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Products I love - Method

As many of you know, I'm a marketing nerd/geek -- whatever you want to call it. I pay special attention to advertisements, tweets and messaging of products, probably more than the average person.

Over the past year, I've become a big fan of method's People Against Dirty  social networking experience where they have members vote sales, product design and give exclusive insight on sales. I'm also a fan of their mission to provide the public with non-toxic products.

A couple weeks ago, they sent out a campaign that their laundry detergents, one of my favorite products, was buy one, get one 50% off on I had to wait until payday so by the time Friday rolled around, they had run out of the Free and Clear detergent.

A little bummed, I emailed method and asked if they planned to restock soon and honor the sale price. They apologized that they ran out but offered to send me two $4.99 off coupons that I could use at Target. I ended up buying scented detergent since the price was such a bargain with some Smarty Dish and Foam Handwash refill as our local Target is lame and doesn't carry all the products. ( offers free shipping if you spend over $40 too, which is a nice added bonus)

My husband noted that Method was taking over our home and when we went to Target to use the coupons I was still dismayed that our Target was still lacking the full range of method products BUT I picked up Dish Pump, another product I'm in love with.

What's your favorite green household cleaner? I would love to know.

P.S. I have no affiliation with any of the products/companies/organizations mentioned in this post


  1. I haven't used Method products yet, but I do appreciate the company's goals and they seem to be good corporate citizens.
    I took issue with their "Cleans Like A Mother" marketing campaign of a couple years ago, however. I complained to the company because not only is that slogan an abridged version of a curse-phrase, but it also implies that moms (women) are the ones that do the cleaning. I feel that is sexist in the way that "Choosy Moms choose Jif" is sexist. I don't like to see women tagged in the media as the shoppers, the cleaners, and the only ones that "care" about what the kids eat. It certainly doesn't give many dads the credit they deserve. Method did send me a very nice email in return, in which they state, "The slogan is meant to be fun and light-hearted and in no way sexist or vulgar. We completely understand that men share in domestic workload these days, which is why we chose to use a man in our original ‘People Against Dirty’ ad."

  2. Dr. Bronner's liquid soaps are a staple in our house! I use them with foam pumps for our hand soaps, and they are my go-to cleaning product as well. I use the soap to clean the bathrooms, walls, counters, toys - you name it! I wipe everything down with a mix of vinegar & water, and then scrub up with DB soaps. They smell great, I save $$$ and re-use the packaging by buying in bulk at my co-op!



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