Family Dollar, P&G, and the Olympics

June 27, 2012

I am totally in love with the Downy Unstoppables. They smell so awesome and it’s nice not to have to worry about liquids ruining your clothes. Downy Unstoppables are cool beads that you just shake into the washer before starting the cycle.

Our clothes have never smelled so fresh!

I’m a couponer, and I’ve paid FULL PRICE for these unstoppables several times, because I love them that much. (Gasp!)

Even though we have a few months until GO time, P&G has already begun gearing up for the London 2012 Olympic Games. They are also partnering with Lolo Jones, world champion hurdler and U.S. Olympic hopeful, who recently announced that Procter & Gamble (P&G) is donating $25,000 on behalf of Family Dollar to the P&G Team USA Youth Sports Fund. Learn more about Lolo and her incredible journey at FollowLoloRun.com

Win It!!!

P&G is offering an awesome prize pack to one lucky reader containing a Tide® Pods sample, Febreze® Auto Air Freshener, Downy® Unstoppables (full size), Crest® 3D White Toothpaste, Clairol® Lash Blash Mascara – all in a reusable Family Dollar shopping bag!

Prize Tote

How to Enter:

Mandatory Entry: Leave a relevant comment on this post: Maybe visit www.followlolorun.com, learn more about Lolo and her incredible journey and leave a comment here about what you’ve learned from Lolo!

Then: Fill out the rafflecopter form.

Be sure to come back each day for extra entries!!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Rules: You do not have to be a blogger to enter/win. An email address is required to enter. The winner will be chosen randomly through Rafflecopter and contacted via email. A reply to the winning email is required within 48 hours before a new winner is chosen. One person entering per household please. US ONLY please.

This giveaway ends at 11:59 PM EST on July 20th, 2012.

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Comments

  1. Livivua Chandler says:

    she is very family oriented and hardworking

  2. Vickie Couturier says:

    she is all about family an they are very supportive of her!

  3. Her mother is another single parent that had to play both roles but Lolo understood and made her life work. Strong family ties.
    Gladys P

  4. Marisa May says:

    She moved around a lot growing up but never lost her passion for running.

  5. Lolo is so inspiring. Even though she didn’t have much when she was growing up, she never gave up her dream.

  6. LaTanya says:

    She she entered as the #1 ranked hurdler 2008 Olympics.

  7. tiffany lane says:

    She has lived in a lot of different places as a child

  8. melissa n says:

    her family is very important to her

  9. I learned Lolo is from Iowa

  10. Susan F says:

    I love watching the Olympics, especially track and field.

  11. I learned that she is hardworking.
    austma7@aol.com

  12. Stephanie says:

    she ranked #1 in hurdler 2008 Olympics

  13. Ann Fantom says:

    I learned that Lolo made the Beijing 2008 Olympic team and came in first in the semifinals of the 100-meter hurdles.

  14. crystle tellerday says:

    lolos single mom had to work 3 jobs

  15. Lolos life journey taught her to be strong and no matter how hard things were she followed her passion of running track,
    She lost the olympics in 2008 but she gained motivation for the London 2012 Olympic Games. I’m sure she’ll win a medal with hard work and determination. Thanks for the giveaway!

  16. Denise B. says:

    Lolo’s family moved between Iowa and Texas throughout her childhood.

  17. Tabathia B says:

    that her mother moved her kids to live in the church basement

  18. Amanda Hoffman says:

    Her family even slept in the basement of a local church when there was nowhere else to go.

  19. Kathlean Owens says:

    She didn’t qualify for the 2004 Olympic Games but qualified for the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games, she entered as the #1 ranked hurdler.

  20. Carla Garcia says:

    this goes to show that you can overcome many challenges and chase your dreams even if you are constantly moving and being shuffled around

  21. Debbie Ellis says:

    She moved around a lot growing up but never lost her passion for running, she even slept in the church basement.

  22. loves to run
    Thanks for a great contest! janna johnson jannajanna@hotmail.com GFC: janna@feedyourpig

  23. Kristin Sawatzke says:

    SHE is very inspiring!!

  24. Jennifer Mae Hiles says:

    I learned that she overcame adversity and that it only made her stronger – something most of us can relate to in one way or another!

  25. Her family is very important to her.

    Thanks!

  26. Toni Allen says:

    Family is very important and she is very hard working
    tmarie56@hotmail.com

  27. I learned that Lolo attended eight different schools in eight years — I thought I was the only one 😉 *Thanks* for the giveaway!

  28. Jamie Brigham says:

    I learned that LoLo failed to qualify for the Athens 2004 Olympic Games and look at her now!! Team USA all the way

  29. Sounds like she had a tough childhood but has always kept trying and perusing her dreams.

  30. Lolo ran track from grade school through college at Louisiana State University. She graduated with a degree in economics but wasn’t ready to settle for a 9-to-5 job; her career was running, and Lolo wanted to see her dreams through.

  31. Seyma Shabbir says:

    Very family oriented, anyone who appreciates their mom like she does is a great person!

  32. nannypanpan says:

    i learned one of her hurdles was attending 8 diff’t schools
    nannypanpan@gmail.com

  33. Lolo moved a lot during her growing up years,and she became homeless! But she was determined to reach for her dreams! Lolo is inspirational because her determination got her to where she is today!

  34. she had a single mother

  35. Amanda Alvarado says:

    I learned that she was cut from the 2004 Olympic team but made the 2008 team. She is hoping to make this year’s team (did she make it? I don’t follow the running!)

  36. Those crystals are amazing – unlike other softeners – the scent and freshness last a long time – just right too – not overpowering – and the ease is amazing – Pods and Febreeze – you have listed 2 of my other favorite prodcuts – There aren’t many products I am loyal to above all others – but you have listed 3 of the main ones – thanks for the chance!

  37. Jessica To says:

    I learned that Lolo was raised by a single mother.

  38. Melissa Belle says:

    She has lived in a lot of different places as a child.

  39. Robyn Galloway says:

    I too love the downy unstoppables and also the tide pods, thanks for the awesome giveaway!

  40. *°•ƸӜƷ Louis ƸӜƷ•°* says:

    she is an outstanding track and field athlete
    Thank you for hosting this giveaway

    Louis
    pumuckler {at} gmail {dot} com

  41. Lolo had a lot of adversity in her childhood by having to move over eight times! At times she was homeless and her mother could not provide enough for her, but Lolo persevered and was determined to reach her dream! She is an inspiration to many!

  42. Katherine (Katie) Short says:

    I learned that her experiences shaped who she was, but didn’t temper her desire to live her life like she chose to!

  43. Cynthia R says:

    learned she went to 8 schools in 8 years!

  44. melina r says:

    I learned that hard work does pay off, her mother had several jobs at one time to make ends meet

  45. Naina John says:

    She had passion for running and was hardworking. Her mother faces crisis days.

  46. Since this is the site you need to visit for a p&g rebate I learned the following. To get a $5.00 rebate you need the completed rebate form, original receipt (which is normal) but you also need upc codes from all items. So not only must I go thru the hassle of cutting the plastic bottles of the Downy and Tide but I also must use up the lg 100 load bottle within 8 weeks if I want to even be able to cut them out. Thats if you remember in a couple months. So what I learned was P&G and its partners must want to make getting rebate after you buy their products, so difficult most people say FORGET IT.

  47. Erin R. says:

    She was raised by a single mom and they are very close

  48. Michelle W says:

    Lolo not only qualified for the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games, she entered as the #1 ranked hurdler

  49. Michelle S says:

    I learned that Lolo is the daughter of a single mother and grew up in Iowa as well as Texas.

  50. christine jessamine says:

    I learned her mom was a single mom that struggled

  51. Aimee Fontenot says:

    I learned that she didn’t let anything get in her way of achieving what she wanted and it’s a good message for everyone. No matter what your upbringing or situation is, you can make the best out of anything.

  52. I learned she moved around a lot.

  53. Brittney House says:

    family is very important to her

  54. Erin N. says:

    She is extremely driven and family-oriented.

  55. Harold D says:

    It taught me to never give up and be strong.

  56. she graduated with a degree in economics…what an inspiration she is…good luck at the olympics!!

  57. she was raised by a single mom

  58. D Schmidt says:

    I learned from visiting the site that Lolo has clearly been raised to be a strong young woman by her Mother.

  59. Moving around probably made her a stronger person.

  60. Lucy Schwartz says:

    I cannot believe that the Olympics are only a few days awawy and with the background being London , how cool. Here is rooting for all of our hardworking USA hopefuls including Lola.

  61. Tim Stephens says:

    She’s continued to stay focused on running even though she moved around a lot in her youth.

  62. Rebecca Peters says:

    She moved around a lot

  63. She was cut from the 2004 Olympic team but made the 2008 team.

  64. Susan Smith says:

    I learned that she moved around a lot growing up but never lost her passion for running, and she even slept in the church basement.

  65. Jennifer C says:

    Cover Girl Lash Blast is my favorite mascara.

  66. Alexa B. says:

    i learned that she was in 8 diff schools in 8 years and that at times she was homeless and had to sleep in a church basement.

  67. DAMIAN JARREAU says:

    Lolo ran track and graduated from LSU

  68. Marty Harris says:

    Lolo’s life had prepared her in more ways than one for the ten hurdles that separated Lolo from accomplishing her dreams in 2008

  69. Courtnie says:

    She ran track in grade school.

  70. allison says:

    What an incredible story- eight schools and eight years, wow.

  71. Samantha says:

    I never knew she tried out for the 2004 olympics and didn’t qualify. So inspiring to see her get even better 8 whole years later!

  72. Sharold says:

    She has been running track since she was in grade school.

  73. Jennifer Paige says:

    Lolo’s real life hurdles helped her with her olympic hurdles.

  74. Erica C. says:

    I like that she lived in a lot of different places while growing up.

  75. She still accomplished everything, only having a single mom.

    medictom@gmail.com

  76. Mary Cloud says:

    That she went to LSU

  77. Aimee Sanborn says:

    Her mom was a single mom who worked multiple jobs.

  78. She has always loves running!

  79. She is very family oriented.

  80. wendy wallach says:

    i learned she graduated with a degree in economics

    madamerkf at aol dot com

  81. Alisha L. says:

    I learned that Lolo is a very strong determined women!

  82. Lolo ran track from grade school through college at Louisiana State University.

  83. Trisha McKee says:

    I could say she “overcame” a lot, but it was not something to overcome. She saw her mother work hard, and that taught her to work hard as well.

  84. April V. says:

    I’ve always used Colgate toothpastes but I’d like to see how the Crest 3D white compares.

  85. she has a degree in economics

  86. Trevor C. says:

    Lolo has been ranked the number 1 hurdler, and is one of the most amazing athletes around.

  87. She had to a move a lot growing up

  88. susan smoaks says:

    i learned that she failed to qualify for the 2004 olympics!

  89. Melissa Shirley says:

    She attended 8 different schools in 8 years because her family moved around a lot.
    melissalucky43@yahoo.com

  90. She failed to qualify in 2004 and it pushed her to train even harder

  91. Robert Pyszk says:

    Lolo has a passion for running.

    Great contest I’ve always wanted to try the Tide Pods. Heck I love anything Tide!

    happyskunky at yahoo dot com

  92. kathy pease says:

    What Lolo lost in 2008 she gained in motivation for the London 2012 Olympic Games.

  93. Chrissy Nestor says:

    Her Mom was a single Mom.

  94. Patrice says:

    I learned that she was raised by a single parent.

  95. melissa Resnick says:

    she is very family oriented

  96. Virginia Rowell says:

    No matter what went on, she has a passion for running.

  97. LOLO WAS RAISED BY A SINGLE MOTHER .

    shebebes@yahoo.com

  98. Brenda Elsner says:

    Lola moved alot when growing up between Iowa and Texas. In eight years, she attended 8 different schools.

  99. paige jagan says:

    i learned that lolo’s mother worked 2 jobs but at times it still wasnt enough

  100. tanya white says:

    lolo is a single mom and has 3 jobs

  101. You can follow her and wish her luck.

  102. Buddy Garrett says:

    I learned she never gave up on her dream despite all the obstacles she faced. i learn you can achieve your dream if you never give up.

  103. beth shepherd says:

    She attended 8 different schools in 8 years because her family moved around a lot
    thank you
    tatertot3741@gmail.com

  104. Sasha Dang says:

    Lolo ran track from grade school through college at Louisiana State University. She graduated with a degree in economics but wasn’t ready to settle for a 9-to-5 job; her career was running, and Lolo wanted to see her dreams through. She also grew up as the daughter of a single mom.

  105. Gaines Simmons says:

    Lolo’s Christian faith is central to her life.

  106. Lily Kwan says:

    I learned that Lolo Jones grew up as the daughter of a single mother in Iowa.

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