Cleaning was not something I really thought about until I had children. I was too busy being out and about and not getting my flat dirty. Then I has kids and guess what? If you spend time in the home it ends up in a right old mess. Now I have an unhealthy interest in cleaning products. I want stuff that cleans easily, doesn’t smell like a chemical bomb has gone off in my house and that doesn’t cost the earth.
I’ve been trying out some cleaning goodies from Bar Keepers Friend. They first launched in 1882 but have recently added new lines like the Power Cream and Power Spray, both of which made short work of my sink. They also don’t smell toxic, which is a pet hate for me in anything cleaning product related.
Here’s the interesting bit – Bar Keepers Friend has oxalic acid in it – found in rhubarb and unique to Bar Keepers Friend and well, rhubarb (I guess.) A chemist in the USA noticed how his pans were incredibly clean after cooking rhubarb in them. He worked out the reason, extracted the acid and sold it on to tavern owners. Hence the name.
I have a hamper of Bar Keepers Friend goodies to giveaway worth £50 – enough to keep your house clean for about a year. There are lots of ways to enter – see the Rafflecopter form below. The first way is just to leave a comment on this post. Easy peasy. Closing date 12th July 2013.
How to enter:
- Complete the Rafflecopter form below to confirm your entries made via blog comments, Twitter, Facebook etc.
- This giveaway will close on 12th July 2013.
- Please read the rules below.
- Winners are announced on the Rafflecopter form after the prize has been claimed by the winner.
- First timers: Please watch how Rafflecopter works (video)! It is 46 seconds long. It explains everything.
- If no form is showing, hit refresh and it should appear.
- Complete the form – or your beloved entries will not go into the draw. And that would be such a waste of time.
- Mandatory entries need to be completed first – so leave a blog comment before you try and complete any of the other methods of entry.
- Want more chances to win? Come back daily after tweeting about the giveaway and fill the form in again.
- If you are viewing this by email you will need to click through to enter.
Rules and things:
- Only open to people who live in the UK, over the age of 18. Sorry to those who are younger or who live further afield.
- There’s one prize of Bar Keepers Friend cleaning goodies worth £50. There’s no cash alternative to the prize and the prize is not transferable. No part or parts of the prize may be substituted for other benefits, items or additions.
- Instructions form part of the terms and conditions. Entries using any software or automated process to make bulk entries will obviously be disqualified. The winner will be picked at random using software and then contacted by email. If you win and then don’t respond to this email within 7 days then another winner will be picked so check your emails and your spam! The goodies will be delivered to the winner as soon as possible after you have sent me your delivery address.
- I am running this giveaway on behalf of Bar Keepers Friend who will be responsible for sending the prize to you should you win. Their decision is final and binding and no correspondence will be entered into. So there.
- This is where I get all stern – please don’t say you have liked the post and followed me on Twitter and Tweeted away like a Tweety thing if you haven’t as guess what? If you win I will check you did do the things you said you did. It’s only fair after all. And I do like fairness.
Good luck everyone!
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wow this would really help me out with my belated spring clean lol
Fantastic giveaway thankyou for the chance x
Fab giveaway!! x
Great products. Hope I win!
Count me in, please
Hoping that I clean up !!
Fab prize x
this would keep me going for a while!
Awesome prize, good luck everyone
Would LOVE this amazing basket of goodies. Something for every job :)
Fantastic Prize x
Such great products that need to buzz down my place :)
Great prize :)
Great prize, fingers crossed
Lovely prize. Thank you for running this competition :)
I love Bar keepers friend and have been using it for years.
Thanks for the giveaway, would love to win
hope i win; good luck everyone
Thanks for giveaway – would love to win
I’d like to see how good this stuff is ;)
Thanks for this
Good Luck everyone!
I miss my BarKeeper products ….
Thankyou for running the giveaways, keeps me busy while i’m stuck at home x
Id love to give the products a try! Great competition!
looks great! thanks for the comp
lovely prize, thank you for another fab giveaway
Good Luck Everyone :) !!!!
brilliant give away thank xx
thanks for the great giveaway
Top giveaway. Good luck to all.
This would really help to make my home shine!
Love the name Bar Keepers Friend, great comp thanks :)
i was introduced to barkeepers friend by a kitchen installer years ago and it’s amazing and gentle on the hands too what more could a girl want
If only they could clean without me having to actually be there! Perhaps this stuff is the next best thing!
Lovely prize I’ve heard nothing but good this about these products. X
great comp thanks. no excuses if you have this lot at your disposal
Could do with a bit of (useful!!) help with the housework
I hate cleaning but if I win this prize it will motivate me to be a cleaning goddess (my mum would be so happy!)
Great prize thanks
I’d love to try this brand as I’ve heard its great for getting rid of water stains on draining boards and taps ;o)
my boyfriend is OCD so he would love me to win these!! lol
House needs a good scrub. Good luck to me! :)
Anything that helps with the cleaning is always my friend
Family of 5 so these would be of very good use as I get through so many cleaning products!!
Hate cleaning these products may make it easier
These are brilliant products!
would love to win this great prize
every one needs a little help with their cleaning and this prize would be a BIG help
I would love to try the cleaning range
fantastic giveaway, would love to try these products
Anything to make cleaning more fun x
great giveaway x
Haven’t tried Bar Keepers Friend, but anything that helps with cleaning I’d love to try.
Would be really useful in my attempt to keep my house clean despite my husband, daughter and dog!
i don’t get the link between bar keeping and rhubarb but I love a shiny house so would love to win
good prize – would save me so much money!
Fantastic prize,I’d love to try them :)
Decorating at moment and these would be so handy for the preparation
Good products, would be very useful
Should come in useful, nice prize
could really do with this x x x x but then if I do win I will have to do more cleaning!!!!!
Great prize, fingers crossed!
brilliant prize!! would love to win xxx
fantastic i REALLY could be doing with this
Great prize. If their secret is rhubarb perhaps its time I started making rhubarb crumble, at least I can enjoy making my pans all nice and shiny.
Thankyou for the competition. Fingers crossed.
Ooh would love this!
would love to see how good this product is – the test would be in my house :-)
I love my cleaning bits, be great if I won!
:) like it
heard so much about this stuff but never tried! would love too! X
I’m about to move in with my boyfriend. It would be lovely to win this to spruce up our new pad! Good luck everyone ;-)
Great competition :)
with this prize I could really clean up ;)
ooh lovely prize!!
Would love to win this, fab
good prize, would love to win x
oh, lovely smelling cleaning things, a revelation!
Thanks for running this
I know its probably a bit weird to be so excited about winning cleaning products…but I am!
Would love to win these, I’m feeling the vibes for a massive spring clean lately! :D
Might encourage me to take up cleaning lol :)
Would love to try these!
Fab giveaway. I am always in search of the perfect cleaning products
cleaning!!! urghhh lol
I need to get stuck into that kitchen window sill.
Super products, I would love to win them
love to win
I probably would still put off cleaning though!
This would come in very useful, my house is well overdue a spring clean!
Keep hearing fab things about this brand – thanks for hosting the competition.
I would love to win!
So very good!!!!!
Icouid use these
Ooh, yes please :)
yes please want my house spotless
I’ve got rhubarb in the garden. I wonder if I should use all my pans in turn when I cook it?!
omg i am a clean freak, this would be great
I’m obsessed with cleaning products, especially good ones like these. My husband shakes his head when he opens my cupboard of spares that I have accumulated
Wonderful prize…Fingers crossed!!!!
Hmmm I don’t enjoy cleaning, but maybe I will with this lot!!
Great for spring cleaning the whole house :)
anyway to make cleaning the house easier is a bonus
A cleaner for every job, no excuse to have a clean house lol
Perfect for cleaning up after a one year old! :D
Puts me in the cleaning mood :0)
Perfect for our spring clean :)
I need all the cleaning help I can get!
Will need these when I move house!
I love cleaning products, what an awesome giveaway!!
Will need these when I move house!
Another great giveaway ty xx
would be great, i get through a lot of cleaning materials
I agree with you, I hate toxic chemical cleaning smells, they always give me a headache.
Awesome Looks good.
moving house, would be very useful!
Wow! This would help someone save a lot of money! Good luck everyone!
Great prize for the wife!
Would like to win this
I need all the help I can get with cleaning, fingers crossed
great prize i love cleaning products!
Fantastic prize and fingers crossed
sprucing up definitely in need in our house
thanks for the comp x
I love barkeepers friend, this is a dream prize !
I’ve used Barkeepers friend before and they really do work.
Love trying new products :)
Would like to try this brand……always looking for better products to use :) x
Everything would look super sparkling after a clean with this lot
Never seen these products before. Will definitely give them a try
Never tried these, will do
Excellent products – have used previously. Hope I win this would be a fab prize :-)
What a great brand name.
THIS LOOKS LIKE SUCH A FAB PRIZE – HOPE IM LUCKY
never heard of this brand but looks like it’s made to work! Be interesting to try.
This would come in handy
Would love to enter!
They keep your house spic and span, Barkeepers Friend sounds like a plan!
Woud love to win this, thanks. I could certainly put them to good use.
this looks like good stuff
Very useful and practical prizes.
My daughter could make good use of this lol
I hate cleaning!
my house needs a really good clean
Fantastic prize! Thank you
I hate cleaning so this would make life easier !
oooh would be lovely. great to keep the house clean!!!
Anything that will help keep my new house clean!
Please enter me. Thank you.
fantastic giveaway thanks
Would love to try these, I do get excited about new cleaning products.
This prize would make cleaning cool :)
Great competition. Just what I need :)
Excellent prize – fingers are crossed
Fab prize. Am sure it will help with the grottier jobs like cleaning the oven!
A super prize. I hope it will make cleaning the oven more easier !
wonderful giveaway,would love to give my care a hamper of cleaning supplies to keep her happy whilst doing my housework for me!! ;-)
Great prize x
Just what I need after the builders have invaded my house!!!!!!!!
What a Sparkling giveaway :0) x
Spendid giveaway, my wife would be delighted…… to see me using them!
what great products, who’d have thought that rhubarb does have other uses apart from eating it
Love Bar Keepers it the best, would love to give a few things a good clean.
as the sun rises at dawn
and i get up with a yawn
i love to see my house lovely and clean
funiture polished nice to be seen
Great prize, just in time for a good spring clean x
great prize,my house will need plenty of cleaning products with the kids being on holiday from school!!!!
Come in handy, and save money too.
Great prize, love this stuff it’s magic
Not tried it, but have heard wonderful things. :) :D Good luck to everyone x
Have used the original Bar Keepers friend, would love to try the other products
Great giveaway, thanks
Great prize. xx
i need this!! lol
Would love to try it.
would come in handy :)
Great prize to give the caravan a good clean.
I would love to win I hate cleaning and this prize would definately make my life easier
My home need s agood spring clean
I need to win this!
Love this brand :)
Just what I need for spring cleaning
Never tried this brand. Looks great though, so fingers crossed.
If only the product came with a cleaner too….
Love anything that will help with the cleaning.
Please enter me into the competiton
please enter me x
please enter me thanks
Please put me into the draw – thank you xx
Superb! Thanks for another fantastic competition!
Keeps things spick and span
Can I use on granddaughters, ha ha!
Never tried it but would love to!
I’m a big fan of Bar Keepers Friend, it works like magic!
can almost use some more cleaning products :)
This would help me
Brilliant, love to give the house a good deep clean x
These are very good cleaning products
Would love to win this
These would be great – I really need to make a start on my spring cleaning
just what I need to spring clean my house
Perfect for my much neede spring clean!!!
I’d have no excuse for not cleaning!
would love to win
This would certainly last a while!
Oh boy, what a fabulous clean house I would have if I were to win this great prize
Just what i need
spring cleaning time
these products look great – would love to try them
would love these so I can start my nesting phase before baby arrives
another great prize
I would very much like to try these products.
Thanks for doing all this for us. Great prize.
Lovely prize :)
This would be handy
This prize would definitely encourage me to do a bit more housework!
I would love to try your products Thank you
this would keep my house clean
I would like to try these products.
never seen these before
I had no idea barkeepers friend had such a big range these days! I’d love to try the other things!
wow fab comp fingers crossed
fab prize xx
a v. useful prize
Great, i’d love to win cleaning products, then i could afford to spend the money I saved frivolously, on wine and chocolate :)
I’ve used the stain remover and would love the chance to try out the other items in this range.
just what in need
Fantastic giveaway, maybe my husband would help try out these products if I should win. I won’t hold my breath!!!!
I love Bar Keepers Friend It so great and makes cleaning easier.
Always up for trying new cleaning products!
This range looks great!
WOW bet these are good to clean with:)
Great prize – I love trying new cleaning products
enter me please
I almost feel like Spring Cleaning (almost!)
Great giveaway, thank you
Handy prize :-)
I need an excuse to crack on with the (late) spring cleaning! This would be perfect. Thanks for another great competition!
I haven’t tried these either – sounds great
Fab prize, thank you :-)
Would love to try these products
Would love to win this, fab prize :)
My Home would thank you for these
I haven’t tried these either – sounds great
Not tried these before so will be interesting
useful prize @kikicomp
Maybe this will make cleaning easier…
So need something to tackle hard water stains in my house!
never heard of this stuff before, interesting!
Cleaning robot – i’d buy one
I hate cleaning, especially the oven!
thanks for the opportunity to win :)
I was introduced to Bar Keepers Friend about 15 years ago and soooo glad I was ! I can’t believe how effective it is. Thank you BKF !
I love bar keepers friend was a completely random discovery but has been a life saver on many occasions since! Moved into a new property recently and this cleaned every room, the only problem I protecting it from being pinched by my aunts!
Thank you for the competition :)
Please include me in the draw :)
Fab prize and so useful x
These sound fantastic!
Great prize :)
this stuff looks like it might work!
Great range of products, lovely
I’m sure there’ll be a great way of cleaning my daughters drawings from the walls, floors and furniture in here
I’m a bit obsessive with cleaning so a year’s supply of products would be great!
mmm cleaning would rather bake : ) off to try your latest cake recipe ,
Very useful prize :)
I could really do with this!!
What a great & very useful prize!
Just in time for the big spring clean :)
These would come in very handy!
Have heard lots of good things about this brand!
never heard of the brand before – love to try :D
Lots of stuff to win for a delayed spring clean!
perfect for giving our new home a good clean!
i dont mind cleaning these would be handy thanks for the chance x
Would love these as cleaning is not my favourite pastime
I hate cleaning but it has to be done! I hate dust the most!
I need all the help I can get to keep things clean lol =)
I’m a clean freak so winning these would be perfect for me
ooh this would make cleaning easy
This would be so helpful!
Thanks for the chance
spring cleaning made easy!!
Would love to win these, my house could do with a deep spring clean
Rhubarb? Who knew? sounds great!
I hate cleaning, anything that helps would be great :)
Amazing prize, thank you :) x
This would be very handy x
I need all the help I can get with cleaning so this would be great haha
How I would love that.Can’t seem to find any BKF anywhere these days
Very useful prize, would help reduce the weekly shopping bill
thanks for the competition x
Oooh shiny making!
Great prize,thank you :)
Not sure it would last a year in my house lol
I’ve never used Bar Keeper’s Friend, but I’ve heard lots of good things about it!
wow this looks interesting. I have never heard of this brand of cleaning products but my husband is a big fan of rhubarb, and also an obsessive cleaner, so imagine his delight when he discovers that his favourite fruit (is it a fruit or a vegetable, technically?) can also be used for cleaning!!
I LOVE cleaning!
I am a clean-o-holic (OCD) so this prize is right up my street!
what a great idea
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