Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Clinere Ear Cleaners (Review - Giveaway Closed)

Clinere ear cleaners package
When I was growing up, there was no getting away from cotton swabs.  We used them for everything!  While handy, they were also linked to a couple of medical emergencies:  my dog required emergency surgery after she ate several cotton swabs, and a family member needed urgent care after losing the cotton tip in the ear canal.  Yes, Mom was right when she said, "Never put anything smaller than your elbow in your ear."

Now, for cleaning the outer ear and the entrance to the ear canal, there's an alternative:  Clinere Plastic Ear Cleaners.  Designed to be similar to a physician's tool, yet flexible for consumer use, each Clinere Ear Cleaner has two distinctly different tips.  The "spoon" end scoops earwax and debris from the entrance of the ear canal, while the "finned" end scrapes and exfoliates the outer ear.

Mooseman and I both tried these and reached the same conclusion.  Clinere Ear Cleaners are more effective than cotton swabs for removing debris, but using them requires a gentle touch.  Although flexible, the plastic feels rougher on the skin than cotton does.  And I'd be remiss if I didn't remind you to read the directions and safety warnings on the package.

Buy it:  Clinere Ear Cleaners are sold in 10-count packages and priced between $5.99 and $6.99. Currently, they are available in Walmart, Kmart, Walgreens, CVS, Meijer, H-E-B and Shopko stores nationwide.

Win it:  Thanks to Clinere Products, one lucky reader will win a 10-count package of Clinere Ear Cleaners.

This giveaway is closed.

How to enter: Visit the Clinere Ear Cleaners site, then leave me a comment with something you liked or something you learned.  Be sure to leave a way for me to contact you. Limit 1 entry by this method. This must be done in order to qualify for extra entries.

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  • Follow me on Twitter and tweet about this giveaway ( RT @FC_Melissa Enter to win a box of Clinere Ear Cleaners! #giveaway #health http://bit.ly/9jkrfh Ends 11/3 ). (1 entry per day)
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More details: Open to residents of USA, age 18 or older. Giveaway ends 11/3/10 at noon (Eastern time). Winner will be chosen by the random number generator at Random.org. Winner will be contacted by email and must claim the prize within 48 hours, or another winner will be chosen. Void where prohibited.

Disclosure: I received a box of Clinere Ear Cleaners, at no cost to me, for review purposes.  Thanks to Clinere Products for providing the giveaway prize!

69 comments :

  1. I discovered that this is 100% made in the good 'ole USA!

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  3. Instant ear itch relief..I need that

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  4. I am an Email subscriber

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  5. That sounds interesting, especially the exfoliating tool.

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  6. The boys ear are horrible. I love both ends clean :)

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  18. I visited and learned these are scoop shaped and similar to a physician's tool. I hope I win. These look great.

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  19. They provide instant Ear Itch relief.

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  20. I like that there is an actual scoop to collect the ear wax so that the wax will not be pushed down your ear canal.

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  25. I learned that Clinere Products is headquartered in Mundelein, IL

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  36. I learned that it is instant ear relief

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  38. I liked that are found at places like WalMart and Walgreens so they are easy to buy.

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  40. oh heck yeah i definitely want to try this!

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  41. I learned and also like that they are available at Walmart! I go to Walmart about twice a week.
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  47. I like that they are made in the USA and I can buy them at HEB :)

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  48. Clinere Ear Cleaners exfoliate!

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  49. i learned that this would be great for my ear itch

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