###### Give Away: Magnet Ball and Ultra Power Plus Combo – $64.98 Retail Value is now closed.

The winner is entry #3: Janet Van der Kooi. Janet please contact me at marilyn@urbanhomemaker.com to claim your prize.

**The Magnet Ball** softens hard water without the use of any chemicals or other consumable products. Softened water will enable you to cut the amount of detergent needed by 50% in your washing machine or your dishwasher. The magnet ball will eliminate mineral deposit build up on appliances, clothes, and dishes. If you use this in your dishwasher it eliminates the need for a rinse agent. This product has a five year warranty. I’m on year three with my magnet ball and it does fantastically in my dishwasher.

**Ultra Power Plus **is filler free and unscented and will not leave any residue in your clothing. It has superior stain removing properties, whitens whites, brightens colored fabrics, cuts through grease. Since this detergent is ultra concentrated you only use 1 tsp of detergent for a front loader or 1 Tbsp for a top loading washer. Use it with the Magnet ball in a top loading washer and you can cut the amount of detergent needed some more. You will get at least 140 loads at a cost of about 15 cents per load in a top loader and 3 times as many loads in a Front Loader.

I also use Ultra Power Plus as my stain remover by dissolving 1 Tbsp in 1/2 Cup of water and spraying it on stains before laundering.

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