Last week I spent a few days in Miami to attend P&G’s “Have you Tried This Yet?” media event. In celebration of their new brand saver coupon guide coming out – with over $100 of coupon’s in the Sunday paper, they hosted a media event to show off over a dozen new innovative products all introduced in the last 6-18 months.
And besides getting to go lab crazy testing out new products to see just how they worked, I also got to spend time with some of my closest blogging friends – Audrey McClelland (also my co-author!), Vera Sweeney, Danielle Smith and also Ashley Nuzzo – couponing star who I had never met before but became a wonderful kindred spirit.
Here’s the girls and I hitting the beach before we took to the Media event. What a perfect day with girlfriends. Miami is stunning – I feel like it’s a combination of New York City & European culture but set on the beach.
And here we are at the Media event in Miami – yes we posed for this silly picture as we tweeted away but no joke half the time we were together we were all non stop on our smartphones or ipads. In any other company this would be considered the most RUDE behavior but with each other, since all of our careers really do rely on our social media updates, this works and we all get it each. Sometimes it is just AMAZING to be amongst others who are just like us in every way – particularly when it comes to our “digital addiction”.
Ashley & I spent the evening together sampling and testing everything. Product experts from the brand and industry experts like Dentists, Doctors, and Scientists were on hand to answer questions and explain just how the P&G products innovate for top performance.
P&G’s Have You Tried This Yet? Brands that we tested and experimented with included:
Crest Complete with Scope dual Blast
Scope Dual Blast mouthwash
Vicks Nature Fusion
Charmin Freshmates Cleaner (aka toilet paper wipes!)
Dawn Power Clean
Gillete Fusion ProGlide
Olay Professional ProX Acne Protocol
Cover Girl Mascara, Eyeshadows, and Lip products
Swiffer 360 Duster Extenders
Duracell Ultra Power
Here’s my friend Vera getting beautiful as we received makeovers from Olay & Cover Girl.
Seriously our jobs are so much fun. I can’t believe this kind of stuff is part of my work. You better believe we all love our jobs as blogger correspondants!
As a fan of Dawn’s Power Foam, I was especially impressed with Dawn Power Clean, a new product from Dawn.
This liquid dish wash rocks with overnight soaking power in 5 minutes. We all put it to the test to see how the unique enzymes in Dawn enable it to beat out the competitors with it’s ability to cut the starch & grease to help us Mamas clean our dishes as fast and easy as possible.
Here’s Dawn Power Clean a few minutes in……. on the left and already beating out the competitor.
And here’s Dawn Power Clean again a few minutes later. I knew there was a reason I loved Dawn!
We also put Charmin to the test. Here’s my video showing Charmin’s strength. Impressive as this TP doesn’t break when put to the test with coins or lots of wetness as shown below. I felt like a scientist doing these tests – it all seems so practical but by testing the products I really learned just how much the innovation of P&G helps consumers like me every day at home. Awesome.
Olay. What more can I say as the name just speaks to me since I’ve been obsessed with Olay for years. Love their anti wrinkle Regenerist line and all of their moisturizers too.
Disclosure: Thanks to P&G for paying my travel expenses to attend the “Have You Tried This Yet” media event in Miami. As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own.
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