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Monday, July 20, 2009

Product Review & Coupon Giveaway: Dove Ultimate

A few months back I received a beautifully-packaged free sample of the new Dove Ultimate Visibly Smooth deodorant in the mail. I was impressed by the presentation, but I was VERY skeptical about the product. True confessions here..... While I promote not being brand-loyal in order to be frugal, I don't practice what I preach when it comes to deodorant! My secret is out!

I have tried so many different kinds of deodorant in my quest for the perfect one, and I've been using the same kind for a couple of years now. I've truly had trouble finding one that worked year-round. Wintertime is easy. It's summer that's killer! But I was pretty satisfied with the brand that I've been using.

That's why I raised an eyebrow when the Dove sample arrived. I figured if I was going to test it out, I would wait until it really counted.... summertime! And I was pretty impressed. This is one tough deodorant! I liked it so much that I actually stocked up on it during the last Kmart super double coupon days. Coming from me, the brand-loyal-deodorant-girl, that's a compliment.

The Dove Ultimate that I got in the mail was the Visibly Smooth kind. Here's what the flyer that came with it stated:
  • 24-hour odor and wetness protection

  • Alleviates white marks

  • Conditions and cares for underarm skin with Dove 1/4 moisturizers

  • Reduces that prickly feeling between shaves

  • Keeps underarms smoother for longer

  • Within weeks of regular use, hair feels softer, finer and easier to remove for a cleaner, closer shave

I would have never purchased this product off the shelf... simply because I'm so brand loyal in the deodorant department. But I'll definitely buy this one again.

If you're interested in trying it, Dove sent me some $2.00 off coupons for my blog site readers. If you use these during the next Kmart super double coupon event, you should be able to try it free. The first five people to email me at can claim a total of four coupons each. Just email me with your mailing address, and I'll send them right out to you.

Thank you all for your kind responses. The five sets of coupons are going out to:
Shannon B.
Celia C.
Lisa M.
Monica L.
Kristin F.

For those of you who didn't get a set this time, I'll be sure to let you know when I get more goodies from companies. I love to share!!


The Thrifty Divas said...

I love this post and I just wanted to tell you that I am a very brand loyal person when it comes to deodorant. Yes, it is my "secret" too! Anyway, I did buy 4 of the Dove Ultimates 2 weeks ago when K-Mart had their double coupons so I basically got them free. I have NOT tried them yet but after reading your post....I will be trying them when my other deordorant is finished and I will feel great about it!!! No need to send me any coupons....since I have 4 on hand. Thanks for the great post!!! I love your blog!

Anonymous said...

You are so kind!! Thank you again! Lisa M.