Gain Flings! Review

Gain Flings Outside Costco

Costco just started carrying Gain flings! Laundry Detergent Pacs and we are excited to bring you a review of them. For years we’ve been a liquid laundry detergent or powder laundry detergent household, so the chance to try and compare laundry detergent pacs for the first time was very enticing. Thanks to Gain for providing the product so we could do a thorough review of it. Gain flings began reaching Costco stores last week, so make sure to look for them on your next Costco run. It is not available in all Costco locations at this time, but the majority of stores around us had them. You can always call your local Costco to see if they’re carrying it, just ask about item number 1355134!

When doing our Gain flings review the first thing we did was find out what makes it stand out against the rest of the available laundry detergents. If you didn’t know, the Gain brand is well known for two things that set it apart. First of all, everyone loves the scent. Secondly, the scent “lasts forever” as all the reviews we read said. Using Gain you’ll get up to 6-weeks of freshness. Can you imagine your bed sheets smelling fresh every single night?

Considering those two claims you can see why Gain flings were rated the best laundry pod for odor. These pods also have some additional features that make them stand out. They are a 3-in-1 pac, with Oxi boost and Febreze odor remover in addition to the Gain detergent. Oxi boost is an oxygen-based bleach like a Chlorine bleach but it works slower, is less damaging to the fibers and is more environmentally friendly. So in short Oxi boost helps remove stains while Febreze helps remove odors. Another advantage to the Gain laundry pacs is that they have 50% more scent than Gain liquid laundry detergent. Lastly, by buying at Costco you get 12 bonus flings, helping bring down the cost per pac even more.

Gain Flings Oxi and Febreze

Gain Flings 3-in-1 with Oxi Boost and Febreze


Now that we knew what the main product benefits were it was time to give the Gain flings laundry pacs a try. Their ease of use definitely saved us a good 15 seconds per load. Multiplying that by 132 loads and you’re saving 33 minutes per box. Depending on how much your time is worth that can easily pay for the box right there! Anyway, we threw a pac in the drum, washed a standard load and the clothes definitely came out clean and fresh. After running through the dryer the famous Gain scent was definitely noticeable, and pleasant. Some laundry pacs sometimes have issues dissolving properly but we had no issues. We tried a load in both cold and hot water and there was no plastic or residue left on any of the clothes. The box also mentions that they’re designed to be used in any temperature water as well as both HE and standard washers.

If you’re wondering what the benefits of a laundry pod is vs liquid detergent or powder detergent we will fill you in. Pods are much more convenient. Not only do they save you time on every load, but you can easily carry them with you if you’re a student or anyone using a coin-operated or shared laundry machine where they must carry the clothes and detergent to the machine. They also create a mess free environment. No longer will you have spilled liquid detergent or powders all over the top and front of your washing machine. A popular misconception is that pods are more expensive due to the convenience factor and added costs of manufacturing. However, when comparing this extremely good Costco deal to regular pricing of Gain liquid laundry detergent they are about the same per load! Costco is selling the 132 pac box for $24.89, which comes out to $0.19 per pod. Keep in mind price and availability may vary.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are Gain flings?

Gain flings are laundry detergent pacs that include Oxi boost and Febreze odor remover in addition to the Gain laundry detergent.

Can i use Gain flings in my HE washer?

Costco May and June 2020 Coupon Book

Costco May 2020 Coupon Book Cover

We just published the Costco May and June 2020 Coupon Book. This months Costco coupons bring back a little more sense of normalcy now that food items are on sale again. When you click the link above it will display all of the coupons for you. The May and June Costco coupons run from May 20th through June 14th. Keep in mind there’s also the May Hot Buys coupons which run through May 17th! You will not receive this months coupon book in the mail, however starting next month you will start receiving them in the mail again. If you’re one of those members that never gets it in your mailbox or you want to see an early preview before you get it in the mail you can be notified as soon as we release the next coupon book by signing up for our email list, Liking us on Facebook and Following us on Instagram.

It’s so nice to see food items back in the May and June 2020 Costco Coupon Book. We feel like there’s less than in a normal coupon book, but we’ll take what we can get. The Sheila G’s Brownie Brittle is pretty delicious, especially dipped in some vanilla ice cream. The Braun Series 8 Shaver is our favorite and is $50 off. The BOGO on the Boom Chicka Pop Kettle Corn is a great value. Bai drinks are our favorite, so very excited to see those at $4.50 off. We haven’t seen the Humm Organic Kombucha before but it sounds pretty tasty. The Costco tire coupon for this month is Michelin again.

If you’re looking for the coupon book and can’t find the link you have to check on two things. First step is to make sure you’re on the post page titled Costco May and June 2020 Coupon Book. Next, you want to click the link in the very first sentence, which is titled Costco May and June 2020 Coupon Book. If that does not pull up all the coupons for you you click this link to go directly to the first coupon book page. What are your thoughts on this months coupons? Better than last month? Does it excite you enough to go into the store and do some shopping?

Costco May 2020 Hot Buys Coupons

Costco May 2020 Hot Buys Cover

After no Costco coupons for food in April it’s nice to have some food on sale again! The May 2020 In-Warehouse Hot Buys coupons start today and run through May 17th while supplies last. These coupons fill the gap between the April – May Costco Coupon Book and the May – June Costco Coupon Book. There’s also a note that says, “Warehouse merchandise availability is subject to limitations or prohibitions imposed by applicable emergency orders.” Basically, some states are still limiting Costco to only selling essential items, such as Vermont, Michigan and parts of Colorado. If you want to be notified as soon as we release the May – June Costco coupon book make sure to sign up for our email list, Like us on Facebook or Follow us on Instagram.

There are a lot of little caveats with the May 2020 Hot Buys coupons. First of all, prices may vary in Alaska, Hawaii and Puerto Rico. That’s mostly due to the added cost to ship the product outside the mainland USA. Secondly, items may not be available at all locations. Every single item has a purchase limit on it except for the Kirkland Signature Gourmet Chocolate Chunk Cookies that are found in the bakery. Also interesting is that some items mention that they can be purchased from sameday.costco.com in select delivery areas. The Columbus Seasoned Turkey Burgers look pretty good, it might be time for us to try them.

What are your thoughts on the May 2020 Hot Buys coupons? It’s really nice to have some food coupons again isn’t it? Read more to see a list of items and prices.

Tide Free and Gentle Liquid Laundry Detergent Review

Tide In Cart

It can be overwhelming when you’re in Costco looking for laundry detergent and there are so many options. There’s often Tide, Kirkland Signature, ECOS, and more. Then, each brand has HE, Free and Clear, pods, liquid, powder, and more. What is the difference and what does it all mean? We’ll break it all down for you as well as give an honest review of the new to Costco Tide Free and Clear Liquid Laundry Detergent.

Tide laundry detergent is known for being the top brand. Several tests by Consumer Reports, Cnet, and more have confirmed Tide is the best at getting stains out compared to all other leading brands. Now that Costco is carrying it we figured it’d be a great time to review it and see if it’s as good as they say. Having a two year old (that loves to play with her food) leaves no shortage of stained clothing. Spaghetti sauce, ketchup, peanut butter, red wine (just kidding!), blueberry juice, and more are just some of the food stains we are constantly trying to get out of clothing, not to mention grass and dirt stains.

Our first impression was that Tide did a great job. All clothes came out extremely clean. We didn’t do a side-by-side comparison like the CNET article we linked to, but we were very happy with the results compared to the other detergents we’ve used before. Another reason we’ll be using this going forward is that we have another infant in the household now. Infants skin is generally very sensitive, which is where the Free and Gentle part comes in to play. This means it’s free of dyes and perfumes, which is very important for a 2 week old baby. The Tide Free and Gentle is dermatologist recommended, accepted by the National Eczema Association and recognized by the National Psoriasis Foundation. Anyone with sensitive skin or skin allergies should be using this type of laundry detergent. Tide Free and Gentle is considered hypoallergenic.

Over the years we’ve tried Kirkland Signature, ECOS, All, and other laundry detergents. After doing in-depth research for this article and our own testing we can comfortably say that Tide is the best laundry detergent out there. We’re excited Costco is now carrying the Tide Free and Gentle liquid laundry detergent. We definitely recommend looking for it next time you’re in the store. In short, with Tide Free and Gentle you get a deeper clean that is also gentle on skin. Read on for a list of frequently asked questions about laundry detergents that will help you make a more informed decision for your next purchase.

Costco April 2020 Coupon Book

Costco April 2020 Coupon Book Cover

Just like everything else in this world right now, the April 2020 Costco Coupon Book is changing as well. Since so many Costcos are having shortages and fluctuations on supplies they’ve decided to not send out a regular monthly coupon book. Instead there are special instant rebate coupons for various items. If you’d like to see the items that will be on sale starting April 15th then click the link above to see them all. The sales will last through May 10th, just like a regular Costco coupon book. Most members will receive a piece of mail with a QR code that when scanned from their phone will take them to the list of items on sale. Or, you can simply click the link above and see all the items right now! Also make sure to check out our post on all the Costco Coronavirus Covid-19 changes happening besides the coupon book change. If you want to be notified as soon as we release the next coupon book make sure to sign up for our email list, Like us on Facebook or Follow us on Instagram.

We can’t say the April 2020 Costco Coupon Book is like anything we’ve seen before. However, it does have a lot of seasonal items to start. There is camping equipment and summer items, such as OFF! Bug Repellent, Cascade Mountain Tech Sleeping Pad, and plenty of allergy medicine. There seems to be an unusually high number of supplement/vitamin deals this month. There is not a single food item on sale, which makes sense considering so much food is selling out in stores due to people self quarantining for a long period of time. The tire deal is back to Michelin at $110 off.

If you’re still reading and can’t get the coupon book to open you need to do two things. First of all, make sure you’re on the post page titled Costco April 2020 Coupon Book. Secondly, click the link in the very first sentence, which is titled April 2020 Costco Coupon Book. If that doesn’t work for you then you can click this link to go directly to the first coupon page. How are you feeling about this months coupon book? Understandable considering the circumstances?

Costco Coronavirus Covid-19 Updates

Costco Temporary Hours

UPDATED 4/8/2020: We have compiled a list of all the policy changes Costco has made recently in an effort to keep its employees and members safe from Covid-19. As usual we were the first to bring you many of these stories via our Instagram page. If you’re not following us on there you’re missing a ton of good insider information. The summary of all the Costco Coronavirus changes are below:

Costco special access for healthcare workers and first responders

4/8/2020: Costco is now allowing healthcare workers and first responders to get priority access to the building temporarily. What this means is that they’ll be allowed to go to the front of the line to enter the warehouse. Official ID must be presented. First responders include EMT, police officers, and firefighters.

Costco limit on number of members allowed in per card

4/1/2020: Normally with a Costco membership you’re allowed to bring in two guests and any children. Now you’ll be limited to two people total allowed in with a Costco membership card. This is a temporary policy with no set end date. No longer can a family of 6 go into the store. This policy begins April 3rd.

Costco coronavirus scam circulates

3/29/2020: There are text messages going around saying that Costco is giving $130 in freebies to loyal Costco members due to the coronavirus. It asks you to fill out a customer survey. This is definitely a scam.

Costco changes operating hours temporarily

3/26/2020: Starting March 30th Costco changed their operating hours. The Costco coronavirus hours are changed so that Monday to Friday they now close at 6:30pm and on the weekends it’s 6pm. These reduced hours are partly due to the stores not being as busy during the coronavirus outbreak. This will help Costco save some labor costs. Considering Costco is usually really busy in the morning, with long lines before they open, it makes sense that it is quiet in the evening as they run out of toilet paper, water, and more.

Costco installs checkout shields

3/24/2020: The 6 foot tall plastic shields protect cashiers from potentially being sneezed or coughed on. If all of Costco’s cashiers were to get sick then they could not run a business, so it’s definitely in their best interest to keep them as safe as possible. This provides little to no interruption to the members shopping experience.

Costco implements special operating hours for Seniors

3/21/2020: Some locations started this earlier but it became an official Costco policy on 3/21/2020. It started out as Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8am to 9am is when those over the age of 60 or those with physical disabilities will be allowed to exclusively shop. It has since been expanded to include Wednesdays as well. Some warehouses also allow those that are pregnant or those that are immunocompromised to shop as well, but that’s a case by case basis and it would be wise to call your local store ahead of time to ask. No guests will be admitted if they do not meet the criteria to enter.

Costco March 2020 Coupon Book

Costco March 2020 Coupon Book Cover

We’ve just posted the March 2020 Costco Coupon Book! The dates for the month of March 2020 Costco coupons runs from March 11th through April 5th. Clicking the link above will take you right to the coupons where you’ll be able to enlarge them by clicking on them. This is the largest coupon book we’ve seen in quite a while at 27 pages long! If you want to be notified as soon as we release the next coupon book make sure to sign up for our email list, Like us on Facebook or Follow us on Instagram.

There’s a lot to unpack in the March 2020 Costco Coupon Book. It starts out with SUN-sational savings of moisturizer and sunscreen. After that there’s a page of lawn and gardening care items by Miracle-Gro and Scotts (Turf Builder). Huggies Pull-Ups diapers are $7.50 off. For those that get spring allergies there are Zyrtec and Claritin deals that make a great time to stock up, as well as Breathe Right and Flonase for the nose. For those looking to stay clear of the Coronavirus there’s Softsoap Advanced Clean Liquid Hand Soap at $3 off. The Pots & Co Chocolate Fudge Lava Cake at $3 off is definitely the extra push needed to convince yourself to buy it. Bridgestone tires are back on sale this month and $110 off as usual.

If you can’t find the link to the get the coupons you need to check two things. First, double check you’re on the post page called Costco March 2020 Coupon Book. Secondly, click the link in the first sentence of the post, titled March 2020 Costco Coupon Book. Lastly, if you’re still having trouble then you can go directly to the first page of the coupon book here. So, with the extra deals this month what do you think? Is this a better coupon book than the last few months have been?

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