Sunday, August 1, 2010

MiniMate Review & Giveaway 2 Winners!

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I know everyone has fruits & veggies that go bad before they can be eaten. I sure do! Did you know the average family throws out more than $400 worth of fruits & veggies each year because they are spoiled? I'm fairly certain that was me before we got to try out the MiniMate. You can now keep your food fresh much longer with the MiniMate!

How the MiniMate Works!

Information from website because it explains it better than I can!

For years MiniMate has been a huge part of the wholesale produce and the fresh cut flower industry. MiniMate uses activated oxygen technology to help safely extend the life of fresh produce and cut flowers by oxidizing the germs, bacteria and mold growing on them as well as oxidizing chemicals and pesticides. This process extends the life of produce and fresh cut flowers. It is not, however, only for use in commercial settings. Studies have shown that activated oxygen can quickly and safely eliminate the dangerous germs that may be growing on your foods, and it has been approved by the FDA for residential use. This process can also keep your family safe from food poisoning. The FDA on Activated Oxygen (also called Ozone)



Our MiniMate Experience!
I only go shopping at Whole Foods once a week and stock up on everything I need since it's about a 30 min drive one way. As you know it's difficult to keep produce lasting a week especially organic food. It's proven organic food doesn't last as long. With some items I could maybe last 5 days tops with my organic produce before using the MiniMate. The only thing that would keep longer is apples (of course!) and my large tub of spinach. I was really interested to see how long the MiniMate would keep my produce fresher longer. Once I received the MiniMate I put in the batteries and put it in my fridge to start the process. For the first few hours I did notice a strange smell from the MiniMate, but it goes away. I don't know if that is typical, but it did not bother me. Over the last few weeks I have noticed a definite improvement in how long my produce lasts in my fridge. Items such as lemons, mushrooms and peaches have lasted much longer now that I have the MiniMate. Something else I have experienced is that other foods taste better as well such as my cheese. I am very, very particular about my cheese. Once I open a block of cheese I have to wrap the leftovers in several layers of plastic wrap and then place into 2 zip lock bags just so it tastes fresh when I use it again. For some reason, cheese always absorbs odors in the fridge and I can not stand to eat it once it has been opened the first time if it's not "properly" re-wrapped. I know that sounds strange :-) Since having the MiniMate cheese has tasted fresher (even will less plastic wrap, etc) longer! This must be from the cleaner air quality in the fridge.


I have had such a great experience with the MiniMate. I admit I was skeptical if it would do what it says, but it really does! It has already saved me so much money on produce (and cheese) and now I can last a whole week before my next trip to the health food store!

BUY IT! You can order directly from MiniMate.
 
WIN IT! MiniMate is giving away 2 to Take Time to Smell the Rose readers! 


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                                    125 comments:

                                    Aisling said...

                                    I follow your blog publicly and I learned that the MiniMate is about the size of on and a half boxes of baking soda.

                                    Frugal Tumbleweed Acres said...

                                    I follow on GFC as frugal tumbleweed acres. I learned it is best to sit the Mini Mate on the top shelf of the fridge since activated oxygen is heavier than air and will fall down and treat the whole area.
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                                    littlelatina said...

                                    enter me thanks

                                    mogrill said...

                                    I learned the MiniMate has no moving parts so unless it is dropped or something is spilled on it, it should last for many years. It has a 1 year warranty.
                                    Thanks for the chance.
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                                    CardioBunny said...

                                    I learned that the MiniMate is the size of one and a half boxes of baking soda. Following via GFC. Thank you for the opportunity to win :)

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                                    taylorbagels said...

                                    Im a google friend connect follower, I learned that it keeps your produce fresher longer.
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                                    taylorbagels said...

                                    I signed up for email updates #1

                                    taylorbagels said...

                                    I signed up for email updates #2

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                                    I signed up for email updates #3

                                    h. mcnaron said...

                                    I follow your blog on gfc.
                                    It's cool that minimate has links to major press articles on food contamination from places like WebMd and the Chicago Tribune.
                                    The way they use activated oxygen (ozone) can help prevent these kinds of food problems.

                                    hmcnaron at gmail dot com

                                    kyla g said...

                                    I'm a GFC follower and I learned that you should put the Minimate on the top shelf because the activated oxygen will fall down and treat the whole area!
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                                    kyla g said...

                                    I'm an email subscriber!
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                                    kyla g said...

                                    I signed up for Minimate updates on email! #1
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                                    kyla g said...

                                    I signed up for Minimate updates on email! #2
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                                    kyla g said...

                                    I signed up for Minimate updates on email! #3
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                                    Jenn S. said...

                                    I learned that it is about the size onf one and a half boxes of baking soda.

                                    Debbie C said...

                                    Ozone readily kills potentially harmful bacteria, e.g Salmonella, E. coli, Listeria; Molds, e.g. Botrytis, Aspergillus; viruses, e.g. Human Adeno virus, polio; larger species such as Cryptosporidium

                                    Debbie C said...

                                    I follow on Google Friend Connect. (Debbie C)

                                    Jill said...

                                    I follow you with gfc and I learned that the minimate takes 4 D batteries and they last about 6 months.

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                                    Terra H. said...

                                    I follow your blog and I learned that the MiniMate has no moving parts. It should last for many years and has a one year warranty. Thanks.
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                                    Terra H. said...

                                    email subscriber
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                                    Terra H. said...

                                    have the outdoor fun button up on the right hand side of my blog
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                                    rah267 said...

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                                    I GFC follow you
                                    I learned that This process can also keep your family safe from food poisoning.
                                    I have been a big fan of activated oxygen for years. I take aerobic O7 daily

                                    Jamie said...

                                    I follow you publicly on GFC.

                                    I learned that the batteries in it will last for 6 months.

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                                    jsc123 said...

                                    I am following via Google Friends Connect.

                                    I learned that the Mini Mate uses 4 D Cell batteries that should last 6 months.
                                    Thank you so much for the giveaway.

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                                    jsc123 said...

                                    I am subscribed via email as jweezie43[at]gmail[dot]com.

                                    jsc123 said...

                                    I am a fan of Mini Mate via Facebook as Jill Myrick and have left a comment that you sent me.

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                                    jsc123 said...

                                    I am a fan of Mini Mate via Facebook as Jill Myrick and have left a comment that you sent me. #2

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                                    jsc123 said...

                                    I am a fan of Mini Mate via Facebook as Jill Myrick and have left a comment that you sent me. #3

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                                    Shellie said...

                                    I learned that this is about as big as 1 1/2 boxes of baking soda.
                                    fatmeatloaf1@gmail.com

                                    Following you publicly via GFC.

                                    Shellie said...

                                    Following you and orderminimate on Twitter and tweeted-
                                    http://twitter.com/fatmeatloaf1/status/20766862895

                                    Kimberly said...

                                    I learned that the minimate retails for $29.95 + shipping. I think it would pay for itself in a couple months.
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                                    Kimberly said...

                                    I subscribe to your blog.
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                                    Kimberly said...

                                    I follow you both and tweeted http://twitter.com/Aerated/status/20797530860
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                                    Kimberly said...

                                    I subscribe to the newsletter 1
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                                    skgaff said...

                                    I follow your blog publicly. I learned that the minimate is about the size of one and a half boxes of baking soda and it works best on the top shelf of the refrigerator.
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                                    skgaff said...

                                    subscribe via email
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                                    skgaff said...

                                    signed up for email updates #1
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                                    signed up for email updates #2
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                                    Tracysweetangl said...

                                    I follow and I learned that it is as big as 1 box and 1/2 of baking soda.

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                                    Tracysweetangl said...

                                    subscriber by email

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                                    Louis said...

                                    Following publicly as Louis on Google Friends Connect

                                    fun fact:
                                    Three atoms of oxygen make up activated oxygen. When this molecule comes in contact with another molecule like one that makes an odor in your refrigerator it attaches to it and oxidizes it.

                                    Louis said...

                                    following you both on twitter at rosidentevil
                                    http://twitter.com/rosidentevil/status/20843633874

                                    Louis said...

                                    I like MiniMate on FaceBook (Louis Here) :)

                                    Louis said...

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                                    I like MiniMate on FaceBook (Louis Here) :)

                                    Louis said...

                                    3
                                    I like MiniMate on FaceBook (Louis Here) :)

                                    femalebiker21 said...

                                    I am a GFC Follower. (Annie)

                                    And i learned that it is the size of 1 and half boxes of baking soda.

                                    Thanks for the chance

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                                    femalebiker21 said...

                                    I am a email subscriber.

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                                    femalebiker21 said...

                                    I follow you both on twitter. @femalebiker21

                                    Tweet: http://twitter.com/femalebiker21/status/20861701188

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                                    femalebiker21 said...

                                    I Signed up for email updates.

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                                    femalebiker21 said...

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                                    femalebiker21 said...

                                    I Signed up for email updates.

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                                    kimbly said...

                                    I'm a GFC follower and I learned that it is best to locate the MiniMate on the top shelf of your refrigerator, because activated oxygen is heavier than air, so it will fall down and treat the entire area.

                                    Sahm Lee said...

                                    I learned that the batteries will last 6 months! Great to know. Thanks for the contest!
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                                    Courtney said...

                                    I follow you on GFC and learned that The average person throws out over $400 worth of spoiled fruits and vegetables every year. With the MiniMate, you can reduce this number drastically, potentially saving over $40 a month! In other words, the MiniMate will pay for itself in less than six weeks.

                                    Thanks for the great giveaway!

                                    Courtney said...

                                    I subscribe via feedburner

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                                    Courtney said...

                                    I follow you and MiniMate on twitter (annasmama0702) and tweeted:

                                    http://twitter.com/annasmama0702/status/20880793476

                                    annasmama0702@gmail.com

                                    Courtney said...

                                    I like MiniMate on FB (courtney c) and commented on their wall

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                                    entry #1

                                    Courtney said...

                                    I like MiniMate on FB (courtney c) and commented on their wall

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                                    entry #2

                                    Courtney said...

                                    I like MiniMate on FB (courtney c) and commented on their wall

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                                    entry #3

                                    Courtney said...

                                    I subscribe via email

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                                    entry #1

                                    Courtney said...

                                    I subscribe via email

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                                    entry #2

                                    Courtney said...

                                    I subscribe via email

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                                    entry #3

                                    jennifer57 said...

                                    follow on GFC

                                    jennifer57 said...

                                    i learned: Activated oxygen is heavier than air, so it will fall down and treat the entire area.

                                    FDP 4 Life said...

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                                    Breanne said...

                                    I follow and I learned that the MiniMate is the size of 1.5 boxes of baking soda

                                    ladyt64 said...

                                    GFC follower. ladyt64 The MiniMate is the size of one and a half boxes of baking soda.

                                    Smarti said...

                                    comes with a 1 yr warranty
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                                    Mishia said...

                                    GFC follower. I learned that the Minimate has no moving parts!

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                                    Mishia said...

                                    I subscribe!

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                                    Mishia said...

                                    Signed up for email updates. 1

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                                    Signed up for email updates. 2

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                                    Mishia said...

                                    Signed up for email updates. 3

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                                    Mishia said...

                                    Liked on fb and left a comment 1

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                                    Mishia said...

                                    Liked on fb and left a comment 2

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                                    Mishia said...

                                    Liked on fb and left a comment 3

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                                    kathy pease said...

                                    The MiniMate has no moving parts so unless it is dropped or something is spilled on it, it should last for many years. It has a 1 year warranty.

                                    Google Friend klp1965 klp1965@myfairpoint.net

                                    kathy pease said...

                                    1 http://www.facebook.com/orderminimate?v=wall&ref=ts#!/orderminimate?v=wall&story_fbid=432797205368&ref=mf

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                                    kathy pease said...

                                    2 http://www.facebook.com/orderminimate?v=wall&ref=ts#!/orderminimate?v=wall&story_fbid=432797205368&ref=mf

                                    klp1965@myfairpoint.net

                                    kathy pease said...

                                    3 http://www.facebook.com/orderminimate?v=wall&ref=ts#!/orderminimate?v=wall&story_fbid=432797205368&ref=mf

                                    klp1965@myfairpoint.net

                                    kngmckellar said...

                                    The MiniMate has no moving parts so unless it is dropped or something is spilled on it, it should last for many years. It has a 1 year warranty.
                                    I follow blog as kngmckellar.

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                                    kngmckellar said...

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                                    follow both as kngmckellar and tweeted

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                                    kngmckellar said...

                                    http://www.facebook.com/orderminimate?v=wall&ref=ts#!/orderminimate?v=wall&story_fbid=432803545368&ref=mf

                                    like them on fb and left message
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                                    kngmckellar said...

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                                    like them on fb and left message
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                                    kngmckellar said...

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                                    like them on fb and left message
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                                    kngmckellar said...

                                    signed up for their email

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                                    mframe said...

                                    I am a follower and I learned that the MiniMate has no moving parts. It also has a 1 year warranty.
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                                    Kowanda said...

                                    I follow publicly. I learned that there are no moving parts so unless you drop it or spill something on the minimate it should last a long time.
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                                    Kowanda said...

                                    subscriber via email.
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                                    Kowanda said...

                                    Follow Smell_the_Rose AND OrderMiniMate on Twitter and tweeted:http://twitter.com/Kowanda/status/20921336594
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                                    Kowanda said...

                                    I like mini mate on facbook and told them you sent me. #1
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                                    Kowanda said...

                                    I like mini mate on facbook and told them you sent me. #2
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                                    Kowanda said...

                                    I like mini mate on facbook and told them you sent me. #3
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                                    Kowanda said...

                                    signed up for email updates #1
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                                    signed up for email updates #2
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                                    signed up for email updates #3
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                                    Chrystal said...

                                    Follow publicly via Google Friend Connect (Chrystal)

                                    I learned that the batteries last up to six months.

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                                    Chrystal said...

                                    Follow both on Twitter- @chryskay

                                    Tweeted-
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                                    tina reynolds said...

                                    I follow and learned that 4 D batteries are needed thanks for the chance to win eaglesforjack@gmail.com

                                    tina reynolds said...

                                    i subscribe thanks

                                    Romapr said...

                                    Following you blog publicly on Google Friend Connect and I learned that I will know it is working because a green light will come on and when I open the refrigerator door I will see it.


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                                    Romapr said...

                                    Subscribe to your blog via email

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                                    Romapr said...

                                    Following Smell_the_Rose AND OrderMiniMate on Twitter AND tweeted http://twitter.com/romapr09/status/20925368686


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                                    purango said...

                                    I follow your blog publicly on Google Friend Connect. I learned it has no moving parts. It should last for a long time. garrettsambo@aol.com

                                    Donna said...

                                    I am follower. I learned:"The MiniMate is specially designed to work with your refrigerator, upgrading its capabilities and fighting off the germs that can infect your food."
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                                    I am a subcriber
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                                    I liked them on facebook and left a comment.
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