Thursday, August 15, 2013

Help Reduce the Spread of Germs by Taking PURELL's “Kill a Gajillion Germs" Pledge -- Review and #Giveaway

Disclosure: I was sent samples from the vendor in order to write up an honest review.  The views shared are mine and mine alone.


PURELL® Advanced Hand Sanitizer Refreshing Gel

"GOJO Industries, a leader in hand hygiene and skin health and inventors of PURELL® Advanced Hand Sanitizer, asks parents, teachers and schools to take the KILL A GAJILLION GERMS pledge towards everyday healthy hand hygiene this school year.  

     The KILL A GAJILLION GERMS campaign started back on July 15, 2013 with moms, dads and schools pledging to KILL A GAJILLION GERMS to support healthy habits with the chance to win free PURELL, dispensers and hand hygiene educational materials for their school along with individual prizes. The campaign runs until September 15, 2013 -- so, you still have time to take the pledge and towards a healthier school year.  

      Moms, teachers and principals all want a healthy school year,” said Kathleen Hooker, Marketing Director, PURELL Consumer Business.  “The PURELL KILL A GAJILLION GERMS campaign is celebrating and raising awareness for the everyday habit of good hand hygiene.  In a study conducted in schools, absenteeism caused by illness was 51 percent lower in classrooms that used PURELL Hand Sanitizer regularly and implemented a hand hygiene educational program versus classrooms that did not."
                     So, what are you waiting for?... 

             Head on over to and... 
  • Upload a video explaining a “GAJILLION” for entry to win Grand Prize Trip for four to Atlantis Resort, Bahamas
  • Take the PURELL® Pledge for a healthy school year, and enter your school for a chance to win free PURELL, dispensers and educational material 
  • Share the PURELL pledge to KILL A GAJILLION GERMS with friends and family through social media 
  • Download coupons for in-store purchases of PURELL hand sanitizer


I took the "Kill a Gajllion Germs" Pledge, and have made a point to include a few of PURELL's Portable 1 fl. oz. JELLY WRAP™ Carriers in the kids' backpacks, so that they can wash their hands whenever the need arises, and not have to look for soap and water. As a busy mom on the go, I am loving these new portable JELLY WRAP carriers, as they can be thrown in a diaper bag, or looped to the shoulder strap, carried on your pant's belt loop to have on hand at the playground or other high-traffic areas where you and your children can come in contact with illness-causing germs.  Now, whenever we go to those indoor play places, I make a point to use PURELL's Advanced Hand Sanitizer during and after we leave the facility.  I can't tell you how many times we have come home, and the girls have come down with a cold as a result of putting their dirty hands near their faces and spreading illness-causing germs.

I am no stranger to promoting the use of hand sanitizers.  Being a health educator and being in attendance at school health fairs, community events, and hospital-based fairs, I always talked on the importance of washing your hands and making sure you really scrub to wash away all the germs you may have picked up throughout the day.  But, when you are on the go and don't have access to water and soap, just having a good hand sanitizer on hand, will help reduce the spread of germs.  Many people shared their personal stories of how they didn't like the strong alcohol smell of some of the hand sanitizers on the market, while others found their sensitive skin irritated or dried out by frequent use of these products.  They would ask for alternatives to hand sanitizers, to help reduce the spread of illness-causing germs for them and their family.  I always spoke highly of PURELL and how just by using their hand sanitizers you could kill 99.99% of germs that may cause illness. Also, this hand sanitizer is "
"enhanced with emollients in a skin-friendly formulation that is gentle on hands." And, I was not the only one talking up this trusted brand, as many doctors' offices and hospital also rely on PURELL Advanced Hand Sanitizers to keep their employees and patients healthy and germ-free.  

I don't know about you, but I love walking into a public place and seeing hand sanitizer dispensers available for all to use.  I make a put to use them as I enter the supermarket and leave, as well as use when having my doctor's appointments in Boston, or bringing the girls to their wellness visits.  You would think that a hospital or doctor's office would not have that many germs -- but, this is where you find sick people, and these places are filled with illness-causing germs.  So, make a point to carry a small bottle on PURELL Advanced Hand Sanitizer with you, just in case they don't have it available to the public.  And, with school right around the corner, another highly traffic area with children and germs, make sure you also have hand sanitizer available for your children to take and use when needed.  They will love the fun colors of the Portable 1 fl. oz. JELLY WRAP™ Carriers, which are available in pleasing scents like Moonlit Moments, Ocean Kiss, Watermelon Splash, Sweet Papaya Mango.  Out of these fun summer scents, I have to say that my favorite is Watermelon Splash, as it is sweet and fruity smelling, and leaves your hands germ-free and smelling great.

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PURELL Advanced is available at major mass, food and drug locations, with a suggested retail price of $2.99 for an 8 fl oz. pump, $1.49 for a 2 fl oz. PERSONAL Pump and $1.49 for a 1 fl oz. JELLY WRAP Carrier.


The kind folks at GOJO sent along a duplicate set of PURELL Advanced Hand Sanitizer and their new fun, Portable JELLY WRAP carriers, with my samples for review.  I wanted to give one lucky reader a chance to win these must have back to school products (winner will receive four JELLY WRAP carriers and an 8 fl. oz. bottle of PURELL's Advanced Hand Sanitizer) for their kids' backpacks, and to have on hand in the house, in the car, etc.  To enter, please complete the entries on the Rafflecopter form below.  Good luck!

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About GOJO

GOJO Industries, Inc. inventors of PURELL Instant Hand Sanitizer, distributes PURELL Hand Sanitizer in away-from-home markets throughout the world. In addition, GOJO manufactures and distributes a full line of products under GOJO® and PROVON® brand names. GOJO has a 66-year history of leadership in improving well-being through hand hygiene and healthy skin. GOJO has products and programs to kill germs on hands and solve skin care-related problems in a variety of markets, including healthcare, foodservice, food processing, manufacturing, automotive, education, government and military. GOJO is a privately held corporation headquartered in Akron, Ohio, with offices in the United Kingdom, Australasia, Japan and Brazil.

Disclosure: I was sent samples from the vendor in order to write up an honest review.  The views shared are mine and mine alone.


  1. Ocean Kiss sounds like a good one to me. I would be happy to try all of them.

  2. I would like to try the Watermelon Splash!