Tide Pods Contest

The key to a happy marriage is having your husband do the laundry. I know it makes all the difference in ours. I hate doing laundry. I do it because I was afraid of my husband pouring the wrong things in with my clothes. He is a chemist by degree so I figured he may mix a little of this and a little of that. The tide pods are the key to his success. (I am joking my husband can do the laundry without making a mess or doing it wrong but your spouse may be laundry challenged. ) It is also a great idea for someone living in the dorm or a place with limited space.

I took the laundry challenge. I have three stain makers so I figured I might as well see if these Tide pods work.

 The result? I can find the picture but it all came out! I was so excited. I swear my children go through two outfits before 9:00 am.

The details:

Innovation that Improves Daily Life

  • Get Small: Tide Pods offer the power of Tide in the palm of your hand, giving you the proper dose each time you do laundry. They are compacted to use less water than traditional detergents. Tide Pods packages also weigh approximately 50% less than comparable packages of liquid detergent – making them much easier to carry and use!
  • Get Multi: Tide Pods’ new, patented three chamber design helps to separate such ingredients as hard water modifiers, stain fighters, perfume and whitener so that they remain stable and potent and mix only in wash water. This allows the Tide Pods to deliver a deep-down clean in a range of conditions.
  • Get Cold: 40% of Americans do their laundry in cold water more often than not in an effort to save time and money. In response to this, Tide Pods are made with a new, best-in-class film that dissolves and works effectively in all water temperatures – even in very cold water!

Tide asked me how has innovation changed your life. I have to say the greatest innovation was skype. It was very difficult for me to be away from my husband when he traveled for the Navy or for his job. The tool that saved us was skype. We would eat dinner together or watch TV. It made us feel less alone. It was a great way to keep in touch and it was very reasonably priced. We now use skype so our parents can stay in touch with our children. It allows us to share the greatest gifts we have on a weekly and sometimes daily basis.

What is an innovation that has changed your life?

Leave a comment below to win you very own tide pod package.

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  1. Bridget Merker says

    The innovation that has changed my life is the cell phone. Although at times it is not the best thing to be connected and reachable all the time, the cell phone has been my godsend when my car broke down on a very quiet road. (This was of course before the invention of OnStar). I was able to call for help and not feel like I had to leave my car to find a phone.

  2. Laurna Hamilton says

    I just got my free sample in the mail and am very excited to try them out, anything to make laundry easier.

  3. Deb Graham says

    The innovation that changed my life was the personal computer and copier – I worked 35 years as an admin. assistant – working back in the 60’s and 70’s we used typewriters and carbon paper to make multiple copies. If you made a mistake you used an eraser – my work life changed dramatically in the late 80’s with the invention of the personal computer…

  4. Angela Busker says

    The computer, and specifically, the internet is an innovation that has changed my life. It is remarkable to have so much information at my beck and call 24/7 in my home. I use it to keep in touch with family and friends, to do research about everything from travel destinations to furniture prices. I can’t imagine my life without it.

  5. Alicia Whittaker says

    The innovation that changed my life are a few. Well the portable dvd player, because it keeps my children quiet and occupied on long trips to visit family in Louisiana. The tide pods, because they really do work to get stains out and make my clothes brighter and clean. My carpet cleaner because it keeps my kids rooms clean and is always handy to have for the red juice my kids tend to spill.

  6. beck pitcher says

    Since sliced bread? Scoopable cat litter is my money saving, quick clean, convenience innovation that has improved my life.

  7. Caren Sue Evans says

    An innovation that has changed my life is the IPAD. I have two boys with autism and I can’t wait to see them progress with their skills! It is amazing!!

  8. Melisa says

    The innovation that has changed is when internet became easier and less expensive to access! It’s a wonderful tool in my family right now – love knowing that I can actually see my husband on the other side of the world. I can’t even imagine how my grandparents survived with nothing but letters to each other when they were apart!

  9. anne says

    The innovation that made the most difference in my life was the Black and Decker “Lids-Off” jar opener. After being hurt, I had to stop buying anything in a jar because I could no longer open one. My daughter was over looking for something to make for dinner…she asked why I had no jars of sauce, or any other jars. That Mother’s Day shortly after, she bought me the jar opener that I didn’t know existed..now I am able to purchase foods in jars and do lots of canning from the garden. :)

  10. Andrea says

    I think the Pods would would great!, My kids are responsible for their own laundry (14 & 8) I’ve ran out of the previous Target dropps and can’t find them anywhere. So this would be a lot better than the messy cups the kids leave me.

  11. Marguerite Miller says

    Glad press’n seal has helped my tremendously! I use it after I use my numbing cream for my medi-port and my arm for dialysis access! Much easier than using regular plastic wrap and tape!!

  12. Sondra says

    I’d have to say the cell phone too. I need it. If I only wanted it, It wouldn’t have one. I need it because my husband is disabled and I need to be able to get ahold of him and vice versa if he needs me.

  13. Lynn Haiar says

    I love the tablets for the dishwasher. This makes me very excited about the Tide Pods!! I still haven’t tried them, but on the list to do!

  14. tiffany stephens says

    The SmartPhone!! My mini take wherever, keep in touch via phone, email, FaceBook, Twitter best invention ever!!!!!!!

  15. katie (gamie) mathews says

    my favorite innovation is definitely the cell phone. I can’t imagine leaving home without it!!

  16. Amy McCoskey says

    I have a house full of messy boys! Clean clothes are a must but that’s so hard to achieve! I am really hoping that these little pods do the trick!

  17. Pam (Sheridan) Donica says

    The Litter Robot. OMGosh…if you have cats (and I have 5), this is the greatest invention aside from the toaster.
    I did try my free sample Tide Pod yesterday though, and it comes in high on the list ;)

    Pam A.K.A. The Cat Lady

  18. Jessica F says

    the iPhone has changed my life! Most importantly, I never get lost when I have it.

  19. says

    Skype. I moved to Pakistan to get married in 2010, and skype allowed me to keep in touch with my family in Texas. When I became pregnant, it allowed my parents to see my weekly progress and ultrasounds, which was awesome! It also allowed me to see all the cute baby things they were buying. My husband and I decided I should come back to the states to deliver our son as the medical facilities would be better. So at 28 weeks gestation I came home to Texas, and skype allowed me to see my husband daily. Being away from my wonderful husband while pregnant was very difficult, but skype allowed us to feel connected. It also allowed him to see my quickly expanding belly, and even allowed him to see the baby moving lol. He was such an active baby. Sadly at 39 weeks gestation we found out our sweet boy’s heart had stopped and I had to deliver him via c section without my husband. It was the most horrible thing ever. However, skype allowed my husband to see our angel baby Nayab. The only family photo we will ever have is a picture my dad snapped of me holding our baby in recovery, and my husband on the computer screen via skype. It has torn my husband up that he never got to hold or kiss our sweet baby, but thanks to skype he atleast got to see him in real time…..

  20. ChrisS says

    Laundry products like Tide pods are the innovation that have made my life so much easier. Now there is no excuse for my teen not to learn how to do his own laundry and no fear of him using to much detergent. Thank you Tide!

  21. Kim Eckard says

    Laundry products have changed my life..I get the laundry done quicker now because I dont forget the softner and or stain fighters anymore..Seems I was running down the basement to add these to the laundry to late…Now I can start the machine and when it’s done I know I didn’t forget anything because its all in one!!!!!!!!!!! thanks!

  22. teresa harvey says

    Technology in general-I so appreciated when my son was deployed to have contact of messages once in a while, and we skyped at Christmas. Eased this mama’s heart being able to have response from him whenever I did.

  23. Camiele says

    I would say that smartphones have changed my life. I mean I can sit anywhere, literally and read anything on the internet that I want to.

  24. Kara L says

    The innovation that changed my life would have to be texting and emails. Its so much easier to stay in touch with people and with kids teachers! Thanks tide for this awesome giveaway.

  25. Trezlen says

    The innovation that has changed my life is the ability to keep a cell phone number when changing providers. It makes it easier for my family to keep up with me since I no longer live near them.

  26. Jessica T. says

    The dishwasher is my favorite innovation. I had to hand wash dishes as a child and hated it! I love my dishwasher.

  27. Jessica says

    My dishwasher. It saves me time, water & money. It’s so much better sticking baby bottles and sippy cups in the dishwasher, rather than hand washing them all of the time.

  28. Terry says

    The best innovation in my life is my clothes washer and dryer. Can’t imagine the time it would take to hand wash and line dry everything!

  29. nancy wolfe says

    I got a free sample in the mail and tried it. It really does work great and is so easy to use!!1

  30. vickie says

    Email has changed my life! It allows me to keep in touch with friends as well as family and share pictures

  31. SARAH says

    the portable dvd player has really changed my life. more quiet time on the road with the kiddos in the backseat

  32. Brandi Price says

    Definitely the cell phones… glad to have it with me at all times JUST IN CASE! :)

  33. Lisa S. says

    The one thing that has changed my life most is the DVR. Now I can record shows that I enjoy that aren’t appropriate for my 4 year old (ie CSI, Ghost Hunters, etc) and watch them after she’s in bed. I can record a show or 2 for her to watch while I get some housework done, and I don’t have to fight with my fiance’ over which is more important – family functions or football games. He can watch it when we get home from visiting with family.

  34. Christine Beasley says

    cell phone and trxting: they let my husband and myself keep in touch no matter what or where. especially when one of us is at work or in a meeting or in emergencies.

  35. William Thim says

    The PC has changed my life, because of it I am able to read and share on sites like this.

  36. Glenna Faccenetti says

    My kindle changed my life, I can now read on the go a lot easier. I love the new Tide pods and would love to win.

  37. JourneysofTheZoo says

    Great giveaway, is it open to Canadians? If so, please email me as I would love to enter (swak50 at hotmail dot com). Regards, Sarah

  38. jennifer horn says

    I love the HE washer and dryer. They have saved a lot of time and money for our family

  39. Amy Brown says

    This may sound silly, but disinfectant wipes changed my life. Made it SO much easier to clean bathrooms, kitchens, etc. No more dragging out the sponge and multiple cleaners.

  40. Rust says

    Cell phones have changed my life – they allow me to keep in immediate touch with my kids and family.

  41. Kayla Minor says

    An innovation that has changed my life is the cell phone. I love knowing that if i have car trouble I can just pick up the cell and call someone for help. Before I was always worried about having to walk with kids to call for help!

  42. Jon T says

    Definitely my ebook reader – I never ever run out of things to read now, having to resort to ketchup packets and billboards….

  43. mary fanara coleman says

    Definitely the internet has helped alot with life and looking info up faster.

  44. Seyma Bennett Shabbir says

    The computer/laptop. I can do my work, chat with friends, skype with family overseas!!!

  45. Valerie says

    Email and texting has changed my life. I was never a big phone talker so having these other options has been amazing.

  46. Ellen S says

    I think the internet has changed my life. Everything is so accessible. When I need to know something I can just look it up. I find research things and keep in touch with people.

  47. Aliya D. says

    The best innovation in the last 10 years that has changed my life is laser hair removal… Don’t laugh! LOL! But seriously, its brilliant. Not only has it saved me tons of time and money, but it also makes me feel great. And its not painful. Thanks!

    Aliya D.

  48. Julie Harris says

    Mine is the computer, without it i would have never met my husband from England, he changed my life in so many ways and has made me the happiest ive ever been

  49. Corey Olomon says

    The internet has changed my life…and as a single father of three VERY messy kids, the Tide Pods sound great! :)

  50. Rebby says

    Twitter has changed my life! SO much information, so quickly! It’s nice to know what is going on in the world before it actually hits the news!

  51. Debbie Ellis says

    I love the computer, I really spent a lot of time on mine, looking up things I have questions on, listening to music, watching movies with my Grandkids, and entering giveaways, trying to win things for my Grandkids, Thanks for the great giveaways.

  52. says

    I love Tide Pods I bought them for the first time In the beginning of March they work fantastic .. thanks tide.. and thanks for the great give away

  53. desiree says

    i can say the program dragon ball which i can talk to the computer when i do not feel
    good it for the disabled and then i had surgery on my shoulder and could not type
    so it doe the typing for me i have to buy t he tide pod for my stupid step son who is over 40
    and act like a 3 year and says mom i can not do the laundry but t hat would be great addition to
    me for laundry

  54. Rebecca Parsons says

    Having the internet. Most importantly that I can be able to communicate with my family that is all over the US.

  55. Sandra Brower says

    The internet changed my life. I have been online since 1985, right after I joined the Army. The Army taught me to use Computers and to network and I have been learning something new every day I have been online. The internet is a learning persons heaven and I get excited knowing that most everything I ever want to know or learn about is at my fingertips. The internet has made my life richer and brought me so many rewards and friends and keeps my family close to me. Whatever we need is here. Whatever we need to know is here. Like you. I met you here and you have become a part of my life to interact with and learn what you know and believe and how you see the world. You give me information I can use or store, nothing is ever discarded. Even your community branches me out to learn more about your world and the reach it has in your community, which now can mean anywhere and with anyone in the world. The internet brings anything or anyone thousands of miles from your front door to within arms reach and ear shot with just a few clicks on the keyboard or a few words through a voice command software or through a computer driven telephone system like Skype. I love being here and knowing that night or day I can interact with people, with companies, with objects I want or information I want to know. The internet is our voice and I love being heard. Hi, my name is Sandy. It is so very nice to met all of you. :)

  56. Cynthia R says

    i love how this works great in cold water, I rarely use warm or cold weather so I’m glad to have this innovation

  57. Angela Qcrazy says

    The ceramic hair straightener!! I have been plagued with unruly curly hair my whole life and now I can finally have pretty hair :) Too bad they didn’t invent it while I was in high school but at least my daughters will be able to use it!

  58. says

    My favorite innovation is the cell phone because I take care of an elderly parent and when I am away I am able to keep track of what is going on and talk to his caregivers, pharmacists, doctors. Without a cell phone I would be in a heap of trouble staying connected.

  59. says

    My favorite innovation is the internet! Who knew that there was so many opportunities out there. If it wasn’t for the internet I would not have found my latest hobby: entering sweepstakes!

  60. jennifer horn says

    I love my HE washer and dryer. The amount of clothes I can do at a time and the quick dry time is great!

  61. Barbara Compton Kesterson says

    I would have to say the internet and especially Google. I use Google on a daily basis and ask it all kinds of silly things and still get answers. It was there to answer whether my Mom’s little dog needed to go to the vet when she ate one of Mom’s blood pressure pills and to explain what COPD was for when my sister was diagnosed with it. Google is my go to for everything that I want to know from homemade laundry detergent to how to get the smell of skunk off the dog Google is there for me and my favorite innovation.

  62. renee hicks says

    the one innovation that has changed my life would have to be the cell phone..iam always forgetting to call someone and i remember as i walk out the door so i can cal in the car–now on the bad side of that i have forgotten all phone numbers and if i were to be without my phone i could call no one…

  63. dana marshall says

    i would have to say the internet. having the internet at your hands anytime you need information is great. i can remember when only certain people had internet because it was so expensive and slow. now everyone has it whether on computer or cell phone, everyone has internet. it is such a helpful tool. when my kids are doing homework or a project for school, they can find information on the internet that their school books dont show or have. they learn so much more that way.. its a great way to keep up with family and friends that you dont get to see often, it allows me to connect to the teachers and principals from my kids school, i can see their grades also. it has so many wonderful uses for my family, glad we have it.

  64. Shawna says

    My smart phone has totally changed my life, though I’m not always 100% sure it’s for the better. I’m never more than a click away from work, but I can keep in touch with friends and family, read books, and play games wherever I go! I wouldn’t go back. I really do love it.

  65. Hadlee Goldberg says

    For me the cell phone has changed my life by allowing me to be in touch 24/7 no matter where i am (except when out of range)

  66. Sharon Whitaker says

    The greatest innovation for me has been the GPS. I am constantly getting lost, this has changed my life and saved me endless frustration!

  67. traci s says

    wow, i guess i would have to say the microwave, you never can imagine how often you use it unless it goes out and you need a new one!!! i remember when they came out and my mom bought one, who knew how amazing this would turn out to be!!! you can heat up , cook , boil water so many things, i could never do without ours, love how easy it has made things!!!

  68. Jana says

    I would have to say that my computer has changed my life. I can contact my cousin in Japan, look up info, type up a report all at the same time. No more waiting on snail mail.

  69. kate turner says

    the ipad it allows me to have time with 4 kids to keep up like in the kitchen kate contest girl @ gmail . com

  70. dana kirk says

    the window wipes ( because i used to always spray too much windex and itd take forever to wipe one window, now i know just one wipw willdo the trick !!! plus less mess and not as smelly !!!

  71. Annette D says

    The cell phone set me free. I can go places and still stay connected to my family.

  72. Tricha says

    My computer is the innovation that has changed my life. I go crazy when I don’t have access to it.

  73. kasey says

    internet on the phone, and so much free wireless – maybe wireless in general – it’s made my life entirely different

  74. Vicki Wascher says

    I would say the lap top computer. So easy to keep in touch with my college kids.

  75. renee says

    Motion sensor gaming systems–maybe not changed my life, per se, but they have definitely made video gaming more of a family event for us with more movement involved than ever before!

  76. Monica Young says

    The magic eraser has changed the way I clean LOL I love that product and use it all the time

  77. LeaAnna Gray says

    PINTEREST! There are sooooo many awesome ideas and tricks out there that truly have changed my life!

  78. Patricia says

    My smartphone! My husband and I move a lot and being able to find new parks and local attraction for the kids, stores, restaurants/reviews as well as getting immediate directions has been a lifesaver. No need to spend hours researching our itinerary online and printing all this paper. Just get the kids in the car and off we go!