Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Fun in the Sun #16: Coleman Repellents {Review & Summer Prize Pack Giveaway}

Coleman Repellents{This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations, Wendi!}

When it comes to summertime, it's easy to focus on the positives: sunshine, vacations, swimming pools, barbecues, etc.

However, that doesn't mean that all of the long-awaited time outdoors doesn't come with a few negatives as well. Mainly: bugs. In my opinion, other than bad weather there isn't much that can ruin a nice afternoon outside quicker than bugs... and they're much more annoying than some rain.

With rain, you get wet and you laugh about it or you shrug and go inside. With bugs, you just continue to try to sit and relax or enjoy playing yard games, all the while swatting at your arms to keep from being bit or brushing away the buzzing sound from your ear. What a hassle!

That's why the best alternative is to find a great insect repellent from a company that knows about how to fully enjoy spending time outdoors: Coleman Repellents.

insect repellentEveryone knows the name Coleman, right? Their rugged, reliable products have long been at the center of family fun and whether you are using their lanterns, stoves, sleeping bags, coolers, backpacks, grills, or more, you know that you're going to have a great outdoor experience.

However, when I heard that they have an entire line of insect repellents and sunscreens, I have to admit that I was surprised. All this time I've been picturing tents and here Coleman has had buy spray? Who knew?

When their Coleman SkinSmart Insect Repellent and Coleman SkinSmart Wipes arrived, I was looking forward to keeping the pests away all summer long.

bug sprayColeman's SkinSmart products are DEET Free, containing active ingredients that are clinically proven to be as or more effective than DEET, Picaridin, and other common pesticides. They are odorless, long lasting, rapid drying, non-sticky and safe for use on the entire family - including children age 1 and up.

The first thing I noticed (and appreciated) about the the SkinSmart aerosol aluminum can was the twist locking cap. The last thing I want is to find bug spray leaking into my bag, so being able to know that the cap is securely closed is a big plus!

kids bug sprayTrying this repellent out for the first time in our yard, I was pleased to find that the rust resistant can was able to be sprayed at any angle and, after I had applied it all over, suddenly I wasn't feeling so bothered anymore. Instead of trying to watch my kids play while constantly twitching and swatting, I was able to sit back and relax!

This spray is even proven effective against mosquitoes and ticks for up to 8 hours, so whether we are hanging out on the deck for a little while or heading out to explore the great outdoors for a full day, we'll be covered!

Having never tried insect repellent wipes, I was interested in how easy the DEET-free SkinSmart Wipes would be for my family.

insect repellent wipesIt turned out that they are extremely convenient and simple! Also with the ability to repel insects for up to 8 hours, these soft, odorless wipes come in a resealable pack that is great for keeping tucked in a bag or backpack.

Instead of dealing with wiggly, impatient kids while I attempt to not spray insect repellent in their eyes, these wipes can be pulled out and rubbed bug sprayon their face and neck and end up exactly where it is needed quickly. How handy!

With a multitude of high quality, affordable products (the Insect Repellent retails around $5 and the Wipes around $7), Coleman Repellents makes it possible for your entire family to fully enjoy being outside together this summer.

You can even make your backyard even better by entering the Coleman Repellents Great Spa Giveaway for a chance to win a Coleman 7' Lounger Spa (valued at over $8,000) and a year's supply of Coleman insect repellents as well as other great prizes!

Whether you prefer products with or without DEET, there are a variety of sprays, wipes, portable Go Ready Pens, and more for you, your gear or to effectively protect the area you will be in. When it is time to head outdoors, Coleman Repellents has adults and children of all ages covered!

Thanks to their generosity, one person will be ready to have a fun, bug-free summer as well, because...

One lucky person will win a Coleman Repellents
Summer Prize Pack (ARV $30)!


Coleman Repellents giveawayPrize Pack contains:
Two (2) packages of SkinSmart Wipes
One (1) aerosol spray can of SkinSmart Repellent
One (1) GoReady spray pen of SkinSmart Repellent
One (1) Yard and Camp Fogger

To enter to win: Visit Coleman Repellents and tell me another of their quality products that you would like to use this summer.

Extra Entries (available after the mandatory entry above is completed; please leave a separate comment for each entry in order for them to be counted).

1 Extra Entry if you head over to A Mom's Balancing Act and enter to win a Coleman Repellents Summer Prize Pack over there as well!
1 Extra Entry (per method) if you follow Coleman Repellents on Twitter and/or Like them on Facebook.
1 Extra Entry (per giveaway entered) - Enter any (or all) of the Fun in the Sun giveaways (Fun in the Sun giveaways ONLY) running on Thanks, Mail Carrier for the duration of this giveaway.
1 Extra Entry if you follow me on Twitter and tweet about this giveaway by copying and pasting the tweet below and leaving me the link. Tweet daily for an extra entry every day!

Fun in the Sun 16: WIN a Summer Prize Pack (ARV $30) from Coleman Repellents! #thxmailcarrier http://bit.ly/mIC5K9 #win #giveaway

2 Extra Entries (per follow method) if you follow me with Google Friend Connect, subscribe to my RSS feed, subscribe to Thanks, Mail Carrier by email or become a fan on Facebook.
3 Extra Entries if you put my cute button up on your blog. Please leave an address where it can be found.
3 Extra Entries if you have our Fun in the Sun button up on your blog. Please leave an address where it can be found.
3 Extra Entries if you blog about this giveaway linking back to this post. Please leave an address where it can be found.

Giveaway will end on July 8th at 11:59pm CST. Do me the favor of leaving an email address or making absolutely sure it is visible in your profile, I have to have a way to contact the winner. The winner will be chosen by random.org and announced here as well as emailed and will have 48 hours to contact me or respond to notification or a new winner will be chosen. This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only.

A big thank you to Coleman Repellents for providing products for me to review as well as a prize pack for one lucky giveaway winner. The opinions shared are my own and honest and if you really need to see more, click here to see how I roll.

740 comments:

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Chris said...

I'd love to try out the citronella lantern

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Jenny said...

I so need this! We back to the woods and the ticks are really out this year.

I like the Soap Sheets too.

susanlanai said...

I'd love to also use the Coleman® Hand Sanitizer Spray in Go Ready™ Pen.

susanlanai said...

I entered at A Mom's Balancing Act.

susanlanai said...

I follow you and tweeted.
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I entered your Magic Cabin Giveaway.

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I entered your Step2 Sand Giveaway.

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I entered your Gummy Lump Giveaway.

smdrm said...

I'd like to use the Coleman® Gear and Clothing Insect Treatment

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smdrm said...

I entered the Coleman giveaway on the A Mom's Balancing Act site

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Angela said...

I would be interested to try something from the Botanicals line. Thanks for the great giveaway! couponinggibsongal at gmail dot com

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danielle said...

I think the Coleman® Citronella Candle would be cool to try.
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Angela said...

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Angela said...

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strawberry said...

I would like to try there sunscreen spray. strawberry_sweetheart39 at yahoo dot com

wigget said...

i want to try the Coleman® Citronella Candle lantern

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strawberry said...

I entered the Coleman Repellent giveaway at A Mom's balancing act. strawberry_sweetheart39 at yahoo dot com

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Jennifer said...

I would like to try the insect treatment!

Jennifer said...

I follow coleman repellents on twitter! (kennedie0605)

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I entered the fun in the sun #1 magic cabin giveaway!

Nebraska Fillemans said...

My son and I are taking a missions trip to the Dominican Republic in July....I want ANYTHING and EVERYTHING that I can get my hands on that has 100% DEET!
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Jennifer said...

I entered the fun in the sun #2 summer infant giveaway!

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Jennifer said...

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Jennifer said...

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Fleur said...

I'd love to try the Coleman® Gear and Clothing Insect Treatment.

Fleur said...

I entered the Coleman giveaway on A Mom's Balancing Act.

Fleur said...

I like Coleman on Twitter. @ms_fleur

Colleen M said...

I also like their Hand Sanitizer Spray.

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Fleur said...

I like Coleman on Facebook. Cortney S.

Colleen M said...

I like Coleman Repellents on Facebook. (Colleen Maurina)

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Fleur said...

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I follow via GFC 1

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I subscribe via RSS (see profile for email)

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I like you on Facebook. Cortney S.

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Colleen M said...

I entered your Magic Cabin giveaway.

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s said...

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Colleen M said...

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Colleen M said...

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Elaine said...

I like the Coleman® Citronella Candle
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Colleen M said...

I entered this giveaway at A Mom's Balancing Act.

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debbie said...

I would like the 100% deet repellant.
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debbie said...

I am a email subscriber.
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I am a email subscriber.2
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Annette said...

Mandatory: I would also love to try something from their botanicals line.

Annette said...

Following Coleman Repellents on Twitter (SOJAnnette)

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Liked Coleman Repellents on FB (Annette Fr)

Annette said...

Following you on Twitter

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Tweeted!
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Subbed to your RSS feed

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ann said...

I'd like to try the deet free coleman botanicals with the oil of lemon eucalyptus

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ann said...

i like Coleman repellents on facebook and also left a comment

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I follow by email subscription also



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ann said...

I entered the coleman contest on moms balancing act also

walk9 said...

Would love to try to area fogger. email subscriber walk9@att.net

vhubler said...

I would love to use the Coleman Gear and Clothing Insect Treatment

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vhubler said...

I am a GFC follower as Velvet

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B. Wilson said...

Their day hike first aid kit!
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entered at MBA
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Anonymous said...

I'd like to try the DEET FREE. It can be used on children one years old and up. nchcoloh@yahoo.com

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Lyra said...

Coleman® Hand Sanitizer Spray in Go Ready™ Pen
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Wendi said...

I would like to have Coleman® Citronella Candle for my porch.

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Wendi said...

I entered this give away at A Mom's Balancing Act

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Wendi said...

I follow Coleman Repellents on Twitter

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