Monday, November 7, 2011

Winter Planning for your PETS {GIVEAWAY}

You've removed the Halloween decorations from your home and have started preparing for Thanksgiving; a time for family and friends to come together and give thanks. While you may be somewhat prepared for the arrival of guests but are you and your pets ready for lady Winter?

Here in Chicago, we've been fortunate thus far because lady Winter has been kind to us. However, just as sure as the sun rises and sets winter is on the way. Are you prepared for what comes along with winter? It may seem as easy as grabbing a jug of ice melt from the store, but like different shampoos clean our hair, not all ice melts are created equal. Choosing the wrong melter can not only waste time and money, it can cause unnecessary harm to sidewalks, driveways, pets and vegetation. Getting educated about how ice melt works and how to select the right one can be instrumental in having a fun and safe season.

Did you know, when melted ice seeps into concrete, this liquid refreezes and expands (similar to an ice cube in a tray), pushing apart the concrete – which may cause visible damage. The more times ice melts and refreezes, the greater potential of damage to concrete. To combat this, Morton Salt developed its Safe-T-Plus Ice Melt, which is a blend of KCl, NaCl, Urea and HEC, that melts in temperatures down to 5OF. The HEC works to minimize damage to concrete surfaces, while Urea and KCl are common fertilizers which make it safer for plants, lawns and shrubs than traditional melting salt. This everyday option is the smarter solution for homeowners looking to protect their outdoor walkways and landscaping during winter.

Also - Any ice melt containing salt (such as sodium chloride, potassium chloride, magnesium chloride and calcium chloride) is irritating to pets’ paws? That's why Morton Salt developed its salt-and chloride-free solution Safe-T-Pet recommended by vets to be safer for pet paws, skin and eyes than traditional melting salt.

Right now, Morton Salt is running a winter safety campaign for pets alongside the ASPCA. Here is your chance to win a Morton Salt prize pack.

Pack Includes: Safe-T-Pet mini jugs - Ice scraper - Fleece blankets - Retractable leash - Dog paw-shaped USBs - Paper hang tag - Sharpies

To enter check out MORTON SALT at  Like their page and comment here on your winter safety plans.

"Like" Chitown Moms on facebook at!/ChiTownMoms and leave a comment about winter safety plans.

- “LikeSimply Perfect Peace Events on Facebook,  and leave a comment about your winter safety plans.


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- Follow DESIGNS BY SHAY on Twitter, and tweet about this review and/or giveaway. Please include @designsbyshay in the tweet so I can see it too. This is limited to three tweets per day.

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- Leave a thoughtful comment on a non-giveaway post on DESIGNS BY SHAY and tell me which post you commented on. There is a limit of one comment per post, but you can comment on as many posts as you want for an unlimited extra entry option.

- Post about this review and/or giveaway on your site and please link back to this post. Please provide the URL.

This giveaway is open to US residents only and will end on November 21, 2011 at 11:59 PM (CST). The winner will be chosen at random and notified via e-mail. Winner will have three days to reply with a name and mailing address (no PO Box). Failure to do so will result in a new winner chosen in their place.

*I received free product samples to do this review. There was no other compensation. The opinions expressed are my own.

Sharon Patrice Simply Perfect Peace Events, Inc. You or your brand want coverage at an upcoming event? Getting married or having a social event and need assistance? Email Me For All Your Event Planning Needs.


  1. What a great giveaway! I didn't know about the ice melt! I have to make sure to pay more attention! I'll be sharing with friends!

  2. I Tweeted!!/DrensBspot/statuses/135457598634868736

  3. Thanks for a great giveaway! We're planning on staying warm this winter bundling up in sweaters, scarves and mittens. I left a comment on Simply perfect fb page, was I supposed to on ChiTown and Morton salts' as well?

  4. Posted on my FB page

  5. I posted on my blog.

  6. I tweeted!!/Vicky_wtmw

  7. Hi, be sure when you tweet to add @designsbyshay so I can see it. Thanks for much for your support during this campaign.

    Vicky, if you liked Chitown Moms and Morton Salt that is good enough.


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