Dial Complete Campaign For Clean Hands giveaway

by Valerie, Mom Knows It All

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You:   “Go wash your hands.”
Child: “I did.”
You look at your child’s hands and see that they are dirty.
You:   “That was this morning. Go do it again.”

Sound familiar? Moms, you know what it’s like to have to tell your children to wash their hands when they’re little. At times our gentle (or maybe not so gentle) reminders may seem like nagging, but we keep at it so that our children do in fact clean their hands and learn that good hygiene is important. If you’ve ever questioned yourself on putting too much importance on having clean hands, or if you’ve ever started to wonder if you were nagging your children about hand cleanliness too much, you are not alone.

I’d just started reading about their new campaign when I read that Dial agreed that in most instances mother does know best. At that point I knew I had to keep reading and see what it was all about, because you all know how much I enjoy being right. According to a study of 1,024 adults for the Dial Campaign For Clean Hands, 76% of Americans said they were taught proper hand washing by their mother.

The Dial Campaign For Clean Hands is a program that hopes to educate families about the importance of proper hand washing. Dial has put together a great website, www.campaignforcleanhands.com, for this campaign that offers two contests, games and activities, educational materials and a hand washing chart for home use. One of the contests is a sweepstakes where the winner will receive a year supply of Dial Complete. The other contest is a video contest that asks children 18 and under to create a 15-30 second long video stating why clean hands are important to good health. The contest winner will receive a trip to Washington, D.C., provided by NWA WorldVacations, and $1,000.

Dial Complete isn’t just soap, it’s an antibacterial foaming handwash. It’s gentle enough to use many times per day and yet it exceeds FDA standards for use in the healthcare industry and has been proven to be 10 times more effective at killing germs than ordinary liquid soaps. It’s available to purchase in food and drug retail stores nationwide. It comes in a 7.5 fluid oz. pump bottle that retails for between $2.29 and $2.79, and is available in Original, Fresh Pear, Cool Plum, Soothing White Tea and For the Kitchen scents. Refill sizes are also available in 32 and 50 fluid ounce bottles.

I got to try out Dial Complete in the Fresh Pear scent. It smells really terrific. The soap felt sort of silky smooth when I used it, probably because it has a little lotion in it. One of the things that I liked best about it was the pear scent. It was totally yummy! Did I already mention that? I get excited when things smell good in the bathroom, because let’s face it, it’s the bathroom. The other thing I liked best about it is that after I used it my hands didn’t feel dried out like they do after using some antibacterial soaps. I’m guessing that’s the lotion at work again. (I use tissue with lotion to protect my nose when I have a cold, why not soap with lotion to protect my hands? Seems logical to me.)  CJ has been enjoying it because it’s got “bubbles”. RB likes it because even with lotion he has no residue on his hands, he says it just feels clean. TJ was happy we’d finally finished the Huggies Clean Team soap that dispensed from a hippo and didn’t care about much else.

The giveaway
I’ve got a great prize for one lucky winner in honor of National Clean Hands week. You did know it was National Clean Hands week, didn’t you? Of course you did. Moms know these things. The prize for this giveaway is a case of Dial Complete soap. Yep, a whole case. That ought to keep the kids clean for a little while anyway. At least let’s hope so.

How to enter.
To enter, you’ll need to visit the Dial Complete site and decide which soap you think you’d like best or want to try. Then you need to visit the Dial Campaign For Clean Hands site, click on the orange activities and sweepstakes button in the bottom right and find the when to wash/how to wash activity that you think your child would most enjoy/benefit from. Then come back here and leave a comment on this post telling me which soap and which activity. I have set both of those links to open in new tabs so that you don’t have to go back and forth ten times. You can thank me later. Or, thank me now by submitting this post to StumbleUpon, Kirtsy, MomRanks or whatever social media site you like.

Want an additional entry?
If your child makes a video to enter the contest, leave the youtube link for your video on this post for an additional entry.

The fine print
Only comments containing both of the requested pieces of information will be eligible. US addresses only please. Contest ends Saturday 10/04/08 at 11:59 pm est. The winner will be selected at random from eligible comments.

Good luck to all that enter.


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Kim @ What's That Smell? September 24, 2008 - 8:41 pm

Cool Plum sounds awesome!

I think my son would like the activity sheet the best. He loves mazes and such!

Awesome giveaway, thanks!!!

Rebecca C September 24, 2008 - 10:38 pm

I like the soothing white tea. I think stickers because my daughter loves stickers.


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Karen R September 24, 2008 - 11:07 pm

Light Citrus. I think Rylee would like the coloring pages.

Tracye September 24, 2008 - 11:21 pm

I think I’d like the soothing white tea. Bath and Body Works used to have a scent similar to that (not sure if they still do) and I LOVED it!

I think my girl would like the memory game and the stickers. She loves games and stickers… even if they have products on them!

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michelle September 25, 2008 - 12:18 am

I would try the soothing white tea (I already have the original!) and I would use the stickers activity. Stickers can be REALLY big incentive!

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Sara September 25, 2008 - 8:42 am

I like the Fresh Pear!

My daughter is just now learning about washing her hands and she loves stickers so I think that activity would be perfect for her.

Amy S. September 25, 2008 - 9:27 am

I would like to try the Fresh Pear foaming soap. And I think my son would enjoy the stickers activity. Thanks so much for the giveaway!

magidraki September 25, 2008 - 10:05 am

Fresh pear and definitely the stickers!

Mom Spark September 25, 2008 - 11:24 am

I too would like the soothing white tea. My son would love the mazes. Great giveaway!

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Gina Stratos September 25, 2008 - 12:17 pm

I’d love to try the Soothing White Tea and the stickers activity.

Pam September 25, 2008 - 12:33 pm

I think we’d like the cool plum scent, that sounds very nice. My daughter would probably do best with the stickers, they are great motivational tools in our house!

s September 25, 2008 - 5:01 pm

soothing tea- dial and good smell together- wow finally- love the quality of dial- these should be great

Jenna September 25, 2008 - 6:25 pm

I think my son would like the stickers the best! (He’s only 2) And the scents…I can’t decide! I think I’d have to go for the Cool Plum.

MaryBeth I September 25, 2008 - 11:56 pm

Cool Plum sounds great!

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Shilo Beedy September 26, 2008 - 12:19 am

The cool plum looks great! I think my kids would have fun with the memory game or the coloring.

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Kristan September 26, 2008 - 12:49 am

fresh pear sounds good.

Elisa September 26, 2008 - 10:45 am

Cool Plum sounds refreshing.

Robyns Online World September 26, 2008 - 11:31 am

My son is a bit older, but he would use the bookmark. We never can have enough of those in our house. The Soothing White Tea scent is the one I would like to try (we use the original scent right now).


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ellen cunningham September 26, 2008 - 12:42 pm

My son would most benefit from the stickers. I think cool plum scent sounds great. Thanks for the chance.

Patricia Hill September 26, 2008 - 1:19 pm

The Yogurt Vanilla Honey appeals to me in the liquid soap line, also in body wash. As far as activities are concerned, I think I would like the Washing Chart to teach when to wash. I take care of 5 grandkids and I could really use this.

Abby September 26, 2008 - 1:22 pm

I want to try the soothing white tea!

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brandy September 26, 2008 - 2:35 pm

i lik ethe fresh pear soap. my kids would like the stickers the best. they are like sticker fanatics.
i really want to win this!

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Gloria Walshver September 26, 2008 - 2:37 pm

Great prize everybody should wash their hands with soap.

Kari September 26, 2008 - 2:56 pm

I would choose the fresh pear scent, it sounds really refreshing! We would also use the stickers, what child doesn’t like stickers!

Kellie September 26, 2008 - 5:54 pm

Fresh pear sounds really clean & crisp!! My toddler loves to color so I would choose the coloring pages.

zoz September 26, 2008 - 7:21 pm

The Cool Plum Scent sounds yummy, and the coloring pages look like great fun. Thanks for the contest!

Kathy September 26, 2008 - 10:04 pm

I would like to try soothing white tea. I think the memory game would work the best here. Thanks for this contest.

Angel September 26, 2008 - 10:21 pm

Fresh pear.

Barb Baker September 27, 2008 - 12:35 am

I love the soothing white tea…now that definitely sounds soothing.

The coloring pages are always a fun thing to do with my girls, so I’d definitely go with that activity any day!!!!

Thanks for the giveaway, Please count me in!!! I’ll be WASHING AND CROSSING MY FINGERS FOR THIS ONE 🙂

clenna in NH September 27, 2008 - 10:40 am

I would like to try the Fresh Pear foaming soap.
My grandkids would like the stickers.

Eloise Carlson September 27, 2008 - 10:54 am

The Cool Plum soap sounds really nice. Thanks for the opportunity!


Linda F September 27, 2008 - 11:48 am

I like the Soothing White Tea.

My son would like the When to Wash Washing Chart.

Clarissa September 27, 2008 - 12:37 pm

The Fresh Pear sounds great.

Cori Westphal September 27, 2008 - 5:57 pm

My kids would probably pay more attention to a chart with stickers. What kid doesn’t love stickers?

I would love the White Tea. MMMMMmmmmmm. I can almost smell it already!

Thanks for the great contest!

Ginny September 27, 2008 - 8:21 pm

The pear scent looks awesome! The coloring pages are a cool activity for my girls!

stacey moore September 27, 2008 - 10:08 pm

would love to try the fresh pear!
ella would love the coloring sheets!

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israel y September 28, 2008 - 12:11 am

soothing white tea looks great, thanks

Cindi September 28, 2008 - 3:00 am

The “Memory Game Activity” would be popular in our home. The “Plum” Scent would be scrumptious. Please enter me in your wonderful drawing. I could share with our church and school. Thanks, Cindi

tracey c September 28, 2008 - 2:13 pm

Fresh pear.. and my son would do best with the washing chart and would love the coloring pages.

Connie September 28, 2008 - 4:45 pm

Love the fresh pear

clenna in NH September 28, 2008 - 9:24 pm

I am a subscriber

michelle rosborough September 29, 2008 - 9:37 am

Cool Plum & Memory game

missdenise72 September 29, 2008 - 4:53 pm

Fresh pear for me and my son would love the stickers!

AJ @ A Little Bit Nutty September 29, 2008 - 5:30 pm

Cool Plum would be my choice!

The Stickers would be the best for my kids! THey love stickers!

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Bebemiqui September 29, 2008 - 5:58 pm

Ooh, the pear and I’d try the memory game…sort’ve subliminal encouragement!

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Kam A September 29, 2008 - 6:05 pm

I would love to try the Soothing White Tea and the game I would pick would be the Activity Sheets.

John September 30, 2008 - 9:56 am

I think the cool plum with the stickers. My kids go nuts for stickers all the time. Thanks for offering this, it’s very practical!

Teresa Hoyt September 30, 2008 - 3:36 pm

I would choose Light Citrus soap and I know my kids would love to do the memory game! Thanks!

Janet F October 1, 2008 - 3:40 am

I would like to try Soothing White Tea.

My grandson would like the coloring pages.

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lorene October 1, 2008 - 9:43 am

I would love to try the cool plum

sara l. October 1, 2008 - 1:54 pm

I would love to try the Fresh Pear…That just sounds yummy to me!LOL! And definitely the stickers for my little man! Thanks so much!

Kathy Conley October 1, 2008 - 2:53 pm

I would love to try the Soothing White Tea in the soap. Kelsy would love playing the Memory Game!

anne October 1, 2008 - 5:26 pm

Light Citrus scent for sure, paired with a washing chart!!! Perfect combination!

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Caryn Bailey October 2, 2008 - 12:24 am

Fresh Pear foaming handwash with lotion and we’d like to do the washing chart

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Elizabeth M. October 2, 2008 - 5:52 am

We’d love to try the soothing white tea and my kids would like the stickers the most!

Tammy Kennedy October 2, 2008 - 8:53 pm

Cool Plum, sounds so good.
Would love to try since daughter washes her hands so much she makes them so dryed out.
Thank you…


krissy October 3, 2008 - 12:58 pm

Citrus wash! and I would got with stickers, those go over well with my nieces and nephews!

Carolyn D. October 3, 2008 - 4:07 pm

Cool Plum would be my pick. Must smell yummy!

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Jennifer October 3, 2008 - 4:40 pm

Fresh Pear, sounds like it’ll smell really good.

Brenda S. October 3, 2008 - 5:03 pm

I like the soothing white tea. I think stickers because my granddaughter loves stickers. Thanks!!

Carolyn October 3, 2008 - 9:46 pm

The soothing white tea sound wonderful!

Christine M October 3, 2008 - 10:39 pm

Soothing White Tea, absolutely!! And the memory game – one of me and my daughter’s favorite games!

kathy pease October 4, 2008 - 11:44 am

the cool plum sounds awesome and my son would like the stickers…he is a sticker buff 🙂

Peggy Gorman October 4, 2008 - 12:19 pm

Freash Pear sounds so nice

tiffany pettey October 4, 2008 - 3:09 pm


Laura Cutshall October 4, 2008 - 5:10 pm

What’s that smell? Fresh Pear.

I was excited by the purple bottle – but, alas!!! It was not lavendar. 🙁

judy brittle October 4, 2008 - 5:27 pm

Cool Plum sounds very wonderful. Thank you so much!

Pamela White October 4, 2008 - 7:35 pm

I like the light citrus scent soap. I think my son will like the memory game.

Maria October 4, 2008 - 10:02 pm

Hmmmm…..cool plum sounds yummy! Stickers are always a great motivatior!

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Maria October 4, 2008 - 10:06 pm

oh…and thanks SO much for having the links open in another tab!!

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Heather C October 4, 2008 - 10:55 pm

I’d like to try fresh pear.
We’d love to try the Activity Sheet. Looks like fun!

Sandi T October 4, 2008 - 10:59 pm

I would like fresh pear

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