August 21, 2010

Kiwi Back-to-School Kit Review and Giveaway!

As the mother of a growing preschooler, and the wife of a math teacher, this time of year can only mean one thing - Back-to-School Shopping! My daughter and I love shopping, but my husband... not so much. Which means I have complete reign over the family finances and what ends up in our closets. This year instead of going completely crazy, I've vowed to only buy what we need instead of buying things just because I like new things. The Kiwi Back-to-School Kit has given me the opportunity to do just that!


My daughter grows like a weed, and can play just as dirty. As a result, it seems like we are always in the market for new shoes. Boots, sandals, tennis shoes, dress shoes, she's got to have them all. I just bought her new tennis shoes 2 months ago, and they are already looking kind of scruffy.

To spruce them up, I used the KIWI Fast Acting Cleaner. All I had to do was shake the cleaner up, and spray the foam directly onto the shoes.


After 10 seconds, the foam, dirt, and grass stains all wiped away, and I was left with these -


new looking sneakers for a very low price! Another idea for brightening up sneakers is to swap out dingy laces for something new and fresh.

My husband would love it if I let him wear tennis shoes every day. But since I am in charge of the money and wardrobe, he gets dress shoes to go with his dress pants. I don't know how he does it, but he is even harder on his shoes than my daughter is on hers. Thanks to the KIWI Express Shine Sponges this should no longer be an issue. His shoes went from this


to this


in less than a minute. The Express Shine also comes in easy to carry wipes to help moms take care of on the go emergencies.

Now I have to be honest, I did buy a couple of pairs of new shoes during one of my back to school shopping trips. But the bottom of my old shoes were falling out and I really did need them! I love my new shoes and I love that KIWI sells products that will keep them looking new all winter long. The KIWI Protect All and the Kiwi Suede and Nubuck Protector create an invisible shield over shoes that will repel water and stains all winter long.

Here's a little tip - the water protectors also work great on backpacks!

To Buy It - You don't have to take my word for it! Visit KIWIcare.com and refresh your closet.

To Win It -
KIWI is giving one lucky reader their very own Back-to-School Shoe Care Kit

1st Mandatory Entry -
Go to KIWIcare.com and then come back and tell me another product you would love to try

Optional Entries -
To increase your chances of winning, do any of the following and then leave a comment on this post telling me what you did. Each comment is worth one entry (unless otherwise specified) so make sure and leave a separate comment for each one you do. Also make sure that I have a valid email address so I can contact you if you win!

  • 1 Entry for each method - Follow One Day At A Time with Google Friend Connect ( just click the followers link on the sidebar), Facebook, or Twitter.
  • 1 Entry - Add my button to your blog & leave me the link
  • 1 Entry (Per Day) - Tell others about the giveaway (you can blog it, email it, facebook it, whatever - just tell me how you did it) If you're tweeting it, please use the following

    I just entered to win a KIWI BacktoSchool Kit from @Alena1DyAtATime and KIWI Shoe Care

  • 1 Entry - "Like" KIWI Shoe care on facebook


    Giveaway ends Monday August 30th, 11:59 PM MST. All entries submitted after the closing time are void and will be deleted. Only one entry allowed per method - items cannot be repeated daily unless specifically stated. Failure to comply by this rule will result in disqualification. This contest is open to residents of the U.S. only. The winner will be selected at random.org and then announced on my blog and contacted via email. The winner will then have 48 hours to respond before a new winner is selected.

    Disclosure: Opinions expressed in this post are strictly my own. I received no monetary compensation for this post. I did receive a KIWI Back to School care kit for review from VaultCommunications on behalf of KIWI. If for some reason you didn't receive your winnings or if loss or damage has occurred to yourself or you property from participating in the giveaways, One Day At A Time cannot be held responsible.







59 comments:

lmurley2000 said...

i would like to try the protect all

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tristatecruisers said...

i would like to try the comfort gels :)

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follow via GFC :)

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allthingsnew said...

I love their sport laces with the stars on them! Very cute!

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La Mailleraye said...

Gel soles, gel soles!!!!

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Carolyn said...

They express shine would be great for my work boots!

Strawberry Shimmer said...

I like the Sports Care kit to take care of our athletic shoes. Thanks! Amanda
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I follow you on GFC :) thanks! Amanda
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Henria O. said...

I'd like to try the Leather Lotion!
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ruslady said...

i'd like to get heavy duty cleaner
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Cheryl F. {The Lucky Ladybug} said...

I'd like to try the Heel Savers :) *Thanks* for the giveaway!
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Penny W said...

i'd love to try their crazy laces

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Tabathia said...

I like the boot protector
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Stephanie said...

I would like to try the Gel Soles Heel Cushion - Women
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Fish-wife said...

We could sure use the Shoe Tree around my house. Everytime my husband goes on a business trip he says he wishes he had one.

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Julie said...

http://www.kiwicare.com/kiwimcmssite/us/products/outdoor/boot-protector.html this for my husband-he works outside at his job

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