Bright Green Review & Giveaway

Just as promised, we are letting you know of some great products this month for Earth Day.  This time, I had the opportunity to review some of the Bright Green™ cleaning products. Bright Green is a new line of home care products featuring cleaning and laundry soaps made with biodegradable and naturally derived ingredients, energy-efficient light bulbs and paper products made from 100% recycled content.  The Bright Green products are sold exclusively at Safeway stores.


I was able to review the Bright Green dishwashing liquid and all purpose cleaner.  The question that I have often asked myself is, “Is it possible to use green cleaning products and get the same results?”  My experience so far has been a positive one.  In all the environmentally friendly products I have tried, I have not found a difference in the way the product cleans from the other products. 

The Bright Green dishwashing liquid cleaned my dishes very well.  It took the grease off my dishes and had a very pleasant lavender scent.  My son especially enjoyed it.  He asked if he could wash dishes, which in our house means that I put some soap and water in a bowl and he “washes” some of the dishes in the sink.  He ended up using 1/2 of the bottle, so there were lots of suds and my kitchen smelled great for days.  lol  The Bright Green all purpose cleaner is great for the kitchen or garage and it has a refreshing lemon scent.

And now, on to the giveaway!


The giveaway includes an attractive  reusable shopping bag and $1 coupons for Bright Green cleaning products.  Safeway credits customers $.05 each time they use any reusable bag at the checkout.

There are many ways to enter this contest.  You can choose as many as you’d like.

You can earn an entry for each item you complete, but you must leave a separate comment for each one.  It just makes it easier to tally and pick a random winner.

1) Leave a comment telling me why you’d like to win this prize or why you use green cleaning products.

2) Give this post a thumbs up at Stumble Upon and leave your Stumble name.

3) Tweet this post and leave your Twitter name or status url. To retrieve your Twitter status url, simply click on the timestamp of your tweet. It will say something like, “5 seconds ago from the web”. You can earn 3 twitter entries each day for each time you tweet this giveaway. You must leave a comment for each tweet.

4) Follow @thriftymommy on Twitter. Leave a comment with your Twitter name.

5) Blog about this giveaway and leave a direct link to your post.

6) Mention this giveaway on any forums or message boards and leave me a link.

7) Add Thrifty Mommy and/or Keeping the Castle and/or to your blogroll.  You can earn a separate entry for each one.

This contest ends Sunday, April 12, 2009 and is available to those with a U.S. shipping address (no P.O. boxes please). The winner will be contacted by email and will have 72 hours to respond or another winner will be chosen. You will not be put on a mailing list, but you must include your email address in the second box under your name (not in the comment box).

Good luck everyone!


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    • Chris P

      We are trying to go green-recycling everything possible; buying smarter products; conserving energy at home; reducing trips; downsizing to high MPG vehicles. Going green has been a family project-something we can all do together and it makes us feel like we are making a positive contribution to the environment. It is fun, too!

    • evi

      I loooove reusable bags for shopping and have one with me whereever I go – one’s right next to the door, one’s in my handbag, one in the car, one in the bike’s basket. So an additional would come very handy for me because by now, my bags are a little worn… Thanks for the giveaway!

    • lise

      have been getting into using more green cleaning products because it’s not just healthier for the environment but for my family’s well-being as well.

    • Carol

      I would like to win because I now use only GREEN cleaning products…and I love the bag!


      love taking bags to the store and need more- and hate the ones for the stores becuase they think we just got them that visit so I like to stand out

    • Carol
    • Carol

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    • Susan@my2boyz

      I am addicted to green cleaning products and I have never heard of this brand but would LOVE To try them!!! I have been “green” for almost 15 years now way before it was hip and trendy.

    • Susan@my2boyz

      follow you on twitter my2boyz

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    • Sue

      We’ve been taking small steps towards being a greener family and looking back over the past year or two, I think we’ve come far. My newest goal is to only use green products and ALWAYS remember to bring my own bags when I go shopping. Thanks for the chance~

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    • Kathy Scott

      My kids really want us to be green.

    • patricia skinner

      I am battling MS and other cleaners are simply too harsh for me. I would love to win this!

    • joni chadwell

      this is so practical

    • K. Cleaver

      I’m in the process of changing over the Green cleaning products.

    • Catherine copeland

      i use green products because they are good for the environment and good for my family. i don’t like my family exposed to harmful toxins.

    • Maria Garibay

      I would like to win this to help me go green.

    • Linda Fish

      I would like to win because I am interested in using more ‘green’ products than I do

    • Janet F

      I would like to win because I have started to use and learn about Green cleaning products.

      janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

    • Janet F

      I follow on Twitter:

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    • Janet F

      Keeping The Castle is on my blog roll:

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    • Vicky Boackle

      i need this to help me go green.

    • Tari Lawson

      I have been trying to make more of an effort to be environmentally concious. These products would help me in that endevour.

    • Mary Marlatt

      I like green products because they usually don’t aggravate my allergies like regular ones do. They don’t have all the perfumes and dyes that give me a headache.

    • Paige

      I would like to win because I am trying to convert to green products and I could use a reusable shopping bag for my trips to Aldi. Thanks!

    • beth shepherd

      I would like to win as we trying to be as green as we can. We recycle most everything and cannot wait for the weather to warm up to plant my garden. THank you

    • Heidi Kukta

      My kids all have sensitive skin, several have allergies and one is asthmatic, so I try to use products that won’t irrate their problems, these sound like they would work wonderfully.

    • Angela J

      I take my own bags to the store and would like more, need some delegated to stores other than the grocers.

    • Ruth Utterback

      I purchased one of these bags at my local vons and would love to win another and coupons also
      Thanks for the chance to win these great products

    • jolene

      i use green products because it’s healthier for my family

    • Sarah

      I’m subscribed through Bloglines! :)

    • Renee clark

      I would love to win this give away because a.) I’ve GOT to do better at taking reusable bags to the store and that one is so cute, how could I not? and b.) I do use coupons and would love some more!
      Thanks! I just found your blog and so far I love it!

    • Leslie S.

      We are working on becoming a more “green” family.I like all natural cleaners because I feel they are better for my children.I do not like all the harmful chemicals around my kids.Thanks!

    • Rachel Newman

      I’d like to win this because I’ve seen this brand in the stores for awhile, but hadn’t gotten a chance to try it, and this would be a great opp to do so.


    • Judith T

      Hi just recently started to buy more green, and try and do our part. This would be fun to win and another good way to save trees/bags of course! thanks!

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    • Jason

      I would like to win because I do not really use green products right now, but some coupons will push me to go buy some green cleaning products

    • Sarah Z

      I want to win because I want to be more green but it can be expensive to buy all new cleaning products!

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    • Christine V

      trying to be as green as we can.

    • monica

      I would love to win this reuseable tote because I only have one.The coupons would be great so I could try thr products.

    • Colleen S

      I use Green products because the work just as well as the not-so-green ones and they make less of an inpact on our environment.

    • Gregory Hill

      i’ll give them try

    • Jodene Gildea

      I use these bags when I’m shopping so it would be very helpful. I try to do my part so I can leave a healthy planet to my daughter.

    • Heather

      I only use green products only I have never seen this line!

    • carol

      I try to use natural products for cleaning and also personal products. We also use organic as much as possible. The reason we so it is to keep them chemicals away from the family and to try to live healthy.

    • rebekah arnold

      I tried some green cleaning supplies my neice had gotten for my mother and they worked great

    • rebekah arnold
    • Jennifer gersch

      I’m trying to be more green



    • Susan P

      I’d like to use more green products thanks!

    • Gabriel J.

      I am using green products as much as I can.

    • Lori Harrison

      I’m allergic to a lot of chemicals… green products make my life easier.

    • Kelly F

      I have been using green products to clean for years. Vinegar and baking soda are great alternatives to many harsh chemical cleaning products. I like knowing that the air I breathe in my house is clean and not full of harmful chemicals.

    • Kelly F

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    • Kelly F

      I am following you on twitter!
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    • Dan

      I’d like to win because I use green cleaning products for a safe home for my kids

    • Jennifer Hedden

      I use green products because they are a lot safer

    • Jennifer Jozwiak

      I would like to win this so i can have green products to clean with now that there’s a new baby in the house.

    • Gianna

      I would love to win so I can try some of these products just to see if they really work as well as what I already use.

    • Pat

      Our family has shopped at Safeway for years and we’ve purchased Bright Green products there recently because we’re more sensitive to sustaining a cleaner healthier planet. Thank you for the contest.

    • Rachel Newman

      I’d like to win these products because I know I already love them! I’ve been buying Bright Green stuff for awhile now at Pavilions and it would be great to get some free coupons for more.

    • Tash Miller

      The following is why I’ll like to win this prize:
      I want a clean & healthy home. I want a beautiful reusable Bright Green shopping bag. I want coupons to purchase Bright cleaning product; however, I have a problem. I am an American With Disability (ADA) & live on a limited income. If I won, I will tell everybody to use Bright cleaning product because they care about protecting Mother Earth.

      MY STORY:
      About a month ago, my local Safeway Store started displaying the Bright Green Reusable bag right up front when a customer walks into the store. Did I tell you how beautiful the bags are? After checking the price, I knew I could NOT afford the bag. However, before I left Safeway, I especially visited the usual home care product area. I read then compared what was in Bright Green products with my usual cleaning and laundry soaps.

      I was impressed that Bright Green products were made with “…naturally derived ingredients”. After all Earth Day is this month…so I said “I want a clean & healthy home”. I want some Bright Green products. If I could afford it, I buy, try & compare the Bright Green dishwashing liquid.

      I saw the giveaway opportunity where I could win that beautiful reusable Bright Green shopping bag. discount coupons AND each time I use the beautiful reusable Bright Green shopping bag, Safeway would give me a $.05 customer credit instead of the $.03 cents when I use my regular brown shopping bag. Every nickel helps.

      I do not own a computer/Internet, so I made a special trip to the Public Library to enter this giveaway because I want to win this prize. I want a clean & healthy home. I want a beautiful reusable Bright Green shopping bag. I want coupons to purchase Bright cleaning product. I look forward to my winning. Thank you.

      Happy 2009 Earth Day

    • Melanie Pace

      Well, I am definitely not Ed Begley, Jr, but I do like to be ecologically responsible. I firmly believe that our families and our world are worth any additional effort it may take, and even the smallest efforts add up.

    • Melissa Barnes

      I would love to win this because my family is in the process of converting over to more green products and getting the toxic cleaners out of the house.

    • Lia Casson

      Would love to win these products because I think Green is the way to go and it’s worth help saving our world in whatever way we can do that. skyxsky27(at)

    • Lia Casson

      Following you on twitter as skyxsky27.

    • Dddiva

      I’d like to win this because we’re trying our best to go green and we love using environmentally friendly products. Saving $ on them is even better.

    • Jennifer

      I tried some green cleaning products a few years ago and wasn’t that impressed with them but I would love to give this brand a chance. Thanks for the giveaway!

    • Benita Glickman

      Environmentally safe is the way to go! When we product the environment, we protect ourselves.

    • Lily Kwan

      I would like to win this prize because it sounds very useful!

    • Donna K

      It is a cute bag.

    • Donna K

      I follow you on twitter. (donnak4)

    • Donna K

      I put your link on my blogroll.

    • Bea

      I love using these green bags and saving the environment at the same time.

    • Baltimore gal

      Do not buy Bright Green All Purpose Cleaner! I bought it and left it in my car rear floor and that night went to get it and it had opened and the whole bottle went into my car carpet and it’s not coming out no matter how much I try to rinse with we towels. This stuff also streaked the door paint where I work. And you are supposed to rinse and dry so I am not sure if my carpet will be stained at this point. They should not make packaging where if the spray nozzle is hit the whole top unscrews! Bad packaging and I will never buy it again.

    • Jenny Pruim

      Bright Green All-Purpose Cleaner is excellent. I have a month-old living room rug that got black ash ground into it (don’t ask….a fondue party gone wild). I tried well-known carpet and upholstery cleaners, etc. Finally I thought I have nothing to lose. I poured Bright Green All-Purpose Cleaner all over the black groundi in spots, waited an hour, took a good quality towel and rubbed—–stains came right out. I use it all over the house. One does need to carefully dry it off of shiny surfaces otherwise it leaves streaks, but if there’s a cleaner with which this is not necessary, I’m not aware of it.

    • Sharon Polichar

      I’ve been using and enjoying Bright Green glass cleaner on my kitchen table for many months. I recently bought the All Purpose cleaner by mistake, as the labels look a lot alike, and couldn’t figure out why my table had a smeary film on it. finally looked at the instructions, and then the label, and the mystery was solved. I’ll try the All Purpose cleaner on my counters and sink, even though I have to rinse it off. Thanks for making an environmentally friendly product that works!