dys·func·tion /dɪsˈfʌŋkʃən/ [dis-fuhngk-shuhn]–noun
1. Medicine/Medical . malfunctioning, as of an organ or structure of the body. 2. any malfunctioning part or element: the dysfunctions of the country's economy. 3. Sociology . a consequence of a social practice or behavior pattern that undermines the stability of a social system.

Monday, February 14, 2011

So Little To Lose

And so much to Gain!

A couple of weeks back, Gain Laundry Detergent went on sale at the local FreshCo at the same time that I ran out of laundry detergent and had to buy more.

What a coincidence!!

Having never used Gain before, I would like to say that I was skeptical... or at least moderately concerned about the outcome of my clothes... but that would be a dirty lie.

Five dollars for laundry detergent!?!?!

Ahahahahaha! I wanted to buy them all!

Luckily, Boyfriend is more levelheaded than I, so we only bought one to give it a try. We laundered that very afternoon and I have a serious review for you.


I have finally found a brand of laundry detergent for me.

NOT ONLY were my clothes laundered effectively, Gain removed old stains that my previous stuff had left in, AND!!! my clothes smell like happiness!

Long lasting, super awesome happiness!

Bedding, sweaters, BOYFRIEND'S NASTY SOCKS all smell like happiness.


I am in love.

And so the message of this post (other than for you to immediately drive to the store and buy Gain) is to talk about marketing. If you have a product, that is the bomb, then you NEED to put it on sale somewhere.

NOT ONLY will you reward people who are already loyal customers of your product, but you will also encourage NEW people to try it. And fall madly in love with it. And purchase only your brand of laundry detergent for the rest of their lives*!

*provided it doesn't suddenly start sucking, or Gain decides to charge a ridiculous amount for their laundry detergent. Yes, it is that awesome, but I am even cheaper.


I have been beaten to a pulp by a cold lately, hence the 'longer than usual' time between posts.

I am also extraordinarily nervous about my next post (Number 100!) since it is so personal that I may have rambled/moved outside of my normal posting format type stuff.

Be gentle.


Mediquador said...

Nice post, Happy Valentine's Day, Much love.

jedi starrunner said...

Tide is on sale at Canadian Tire right now. I usually use the 'original' scent, but all they had was some forest fresh something-or-other.

It was on sale for $4. I bought two. I hope I like it :/

Rae said...

Nice about the detergent. I also am a cheap person type so I know what you mean about these things. Looking forward to reading your 100th post :).

dys·func·tion said...

@Mediquador: Happy (belated) Valentine's Day to you too! I would have replied sooner but my cold has left me nearly inhuman.

@jedi starrunner: This is exactly what I'm talking about! Sales = purchases. Done.

@Rae: Being a cheap person type is what makes us awesome... and a little bit richer at the end of the day. I hope you enjoy(ed) my 100th post!