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Amzon 2/20/12 @ $47:TideHE w/ bl. altern. truly better than other HE brands I tried (and I ALWAYS hunt for the best bargain...)
on February 20, 2012
Guys: I normally don't fall for marketing hype and gimmicks, and I usually go after the no name bargain brands if I think they are just as good or get the job done after I try them once. So after trying lots of alternatives to this Tide HE, including Costco's HE brand, I can definitively tell you that Tide's HE brand (especially this one with the bleach alternative) is the best product out there to remove stinky smells (like my gym t-shirts) and to clean out the yellow rings that start to collect around my collars and underarm areas of my undershirts and dress shirts (these appeared when I stopped using Tide). With the two dollar internet coupon at Amazon and Amazon's Subscribe and Save Option, this came out to $47 (including tax) which is a GREAT price for NYC (and it's delivered right to my door...no schlepping home from the overpriced supermarket to my home). That said, U=I see the price shot up again......walmart's online still as this for $12/bottle and ships free with $45 or more, so it's basically the same deal)
If you see this again at this price and storage isn't a concern, you should pick this up since it sells out rather quickly.
My new front load washer uses very little water and therefore requires the specially formulated HE detergent with low sudsing but effective cleaning agents. Tide has it. I've washed plenty of items with older stains that did not seem to come out with other detergents, and this Tide took care of them. It's also very good with ink, oil stains, tomato sauce.