FINISH Quantum

Finish® BOGO: Win a $10,000 Kitchen Makeover!

 Finish BOGO Ultimate Kitchen Makeover

Have you ever been to a party where no matter how many comfortable, inviting couches there are strewn about the house, not a soul occupies them? Instead, guests huddle around the kitchen? Perhaps sitting at bar stools, or even standing? I have witnessed this phenomenon many times in my home and in others and I am sure that you have too.

Because of this, I feel safe in saying that the kitchen is the heart of any home. In our home, the kitchen is the place that many important aspects of our day take place; it’s where I make my coffee first thing in the morning and therefore where survival begins.

It’s where we gather at the end of a busy day to share a meal and nourish our bodies and our minds. It’s where I feed my creativity by experimenting with new and old recipes alike. It’s where artwork ends up, to-do lists linger and tiny fingerprints collect. It’s where the love is!


Because the kitchen is the most important place in the home, I am happy to share a fun opportunity with you. It starts with a deal; buy any two participating Finish® products in store, mail in the official rebate and receive your refund by mail.

But there’s more…when you do that, you’re entered into a contest to win one of ten $10,000 BOSCH kitchen makeovers!

The only issue you may have is deciding which Finish® products are your favourites. In our home, we are fans of the entire Finish® line from the Quantum to the Powerball to the Gelpacs. It doesn’t seem to matter which we use, the result is always the same: sparkling clean dishes!

Check out the Finish Canada Facebook page for more details.


City Mom's Kitchen

One of the things that attracted me most to our condo when we were searching was the kitchen. I have to say that it’s pretty darn close to my dream kitchen as it is, but nothing is perfect and a girl loves to dream.

What I love about my kitchen is the openness; from my sink I can see the TV in the living room, the entrance to Little S’ room, the entrance to our room and thank to strategically placed mirrors, our front door. When I’m in my kitchen, I have eyes on our whole home.

I love the amount of counter space that we have and I’m never hard pressed to make room for appliances, bowls, etc. when cooking. I love that we have a place to put bar stools so people can gather around while someone is working.

But, as mentioned, I do love to dream! So much so that I even created a My Future Kitchen board on Pinterest. If ever there is a kitchen makeover in my future, these pins showcase some of my favs.


What would your dream kitchen look like? Would you go with The Urban Kitchen or are you more a Country Kitchen kind of family? Does the Mid-Century Kitchen speak to you or is The Elegant Garden Kitchen more fitting?

Whatever your taste, the kitchen gallery has a kitchen that will suit your needs. Have some fun and check them out and build your own pin board of dream-kitchen-ideas so that you’re prepared if you become one of the ten lucky winners!

Disclosure – I am participating in the Ultimate Kitchen Makeover Blogger Campaign on behalf of Finish. I received compensation as a thank you for participating and for sharing my honest opinion. The opinions on this blog are my own.

 City Mom

Switch for Free: Finish Quantum Trade-In Event {#FinishTradeIn}

Finish Quantum Trade-In Event

I achieved the impossible this past year; I got my husband to switch from his long-time dish washing detergent to Finish Quantum.

When I met him, he already had his own place with his own habits and routines. Since I was moving into his zone I adopted many of the products he already used even though they weren’t necessarily the ones I used.

For the most part, this has worked out well for us, until I became a Finish Revolution Blogger. Not only did I get lots of opportunities to try the products Finish makes, but I also got to research the way they made them and subsequently learned the science behind why they work so well.

My husband didn’t believe that we no longer had to rinse the dishes before we put them into the dishwasher, even after proving it to him. I guess he was just so used to his old powder product that it didn’t make sense to him.

After my Finish ran out from the blogging program it was decision time. Would we buy the blue stuff or the green stuff? It was me who shopped that day and I naturally just bought Finish Quantum; he hasn’t complained since. I guess the proof is in the sparkle.

And that is the story of how I got my husband to Join the Revolution!


That’s right, from December 7th to 9th you can visit participating Walmart stores across Canada to trade in your empty dishwasher detergent for a FREE* specially marked box of Finish Quantum.

Visit the Finish Canada Facebook page to locate participating stores in your province. And what’s also exciting is that there will be live Finish Quantum teams on site at the participating Walmart locations. They’ll be able to answer any questions you may have and they’ll be answered on the spot! They know their stuff!

*Each box will have a mail-in rebate for a full refund – so essentially, trade in your empty box for a FREE box of Finish Quantum!  

Disclosure – I am participating in the Finish Quantum Trade In Event Blog Tour by Mom Central Canada on behalf of Finish. I received compensation as a thank you for participating and for sharing my honest opinion. The opinions on this blog are my own.

Happy washing!

City Mom

Finding the right dishwasher detergent {Giveaway}


If you’ve been following along with my FINISH posts, you’ll know that I’m a changed woman when it comes to my dish cleaning habits. Before becoming a FINISH Ambassador, I wasn’t a FINISH customer but I am now, and forever will be. I’ve had such a great experience putting FINISH Quantum to the test!

Today you can enter to win 2 boxes of FINISH Quantum to try it out for yourself and I guarantee once you try it  you’ll never go back. I’m also going to share some tips to finding the right dishwasher detergent and you’ll find out why FINISH is the way to go.


There are two types of cleaning agents that make up dishwasher detergents:

  1. Enzymes cleaning agent:  break down protein and starch stains. You’ll know that your detergent includes enzymes if your dishes covered in eggs, oatmeal or macaroni & cheese come out clean. If your washes are leaving these foods behind then your detergent probably doesn’t have the enzymes cleaning agent.
  2. Bleach cleaning agent: likes higher a temperature wash and will pick up where enzymes left off in the wash cycle.


FINISH Quantum contains both the enzymes and bleach cleaning agents. This is important for a couple of different reasons:

  1. Enzymes are effective in lower temperature washes like at the beginning of the wash cycle. As the main wash goes on, the temperature increases and enzymes die off at 140 degrees.
  2. As mentioned above, the bleach picks up where the enzymes left off.  Normally Enzymes are killed by bleach, which is why gels don’t work as well; bleach would kill enzymes before usage.  The Quantum capsules protect the enzymes from the bleach because the wall in the tab separates it them.


  1. White Powder
    • Enzymes
    • Bleach Activator
  2. Light Blue Powder
    • Bleach
    • Builders
  3. Red PowerBall Shine Gel
    • Surface active ingredients (rinse function)
  4. PVOH Shell (made from same lining as vitamin capsules)
    • 3 separate compartments
    • Separation of ingredients
    • Dissolves completely
    • Lowers surface tension of water

So there you have it, the science behind why FINISH Quantum works so well and why I’m a lifelong user! Now to get you some FINISH Quantum…


Today on City Mom, one Canadian reader will win 2 boxes of FINISH Quantum. Follow the Rafflecopter instructions below…good luck!

Disclosure: I am part of the Finish Blogger Program by Mom Central. I received compensation as part of my affiliation with this group.  The opinions on this blog are my own.

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