Cutter Insect Repellent Variety Prize Pack Giveaway

Cutter Insect Repellent

We Love Eating Outside on the Patio After a Swim

This time of year has us spending a lot of time grilling outside while we watch the boys splash in their little wading pool. They love to swim and climb their playset to slide and swing. One thing that none of us love is that mosquitoes also like to hang outside in our backyard and they are particularly fond of my four year old. The drought we are suffering from this year is terrible, but one somewhat pleasant side effect is that, for the first year in as long as I can remember, I am not seeing nearly as many mosquitoes. Usually they are eating us alive.

Even with a lighter mosquito season, my poor little guy can become covered in angry bites before I even see the pesky critters flying around, so I take pre-emptive measures with Cutter Insect Repellents. Good thing they have a wide variety of products, from natural to DEET including products. The wide variety makes their products a good choice for our family. I think that the most important thing is that no matter what type of repellent you prefer to use, you actually use one. I know many people are sensitive to or leery of strong ingredients, so I am glad that Cutter also has a natural line of products in addition to their more well known DEET containing products. We don’t send our kids out in the sun without sunscreen, so we try not to send them out into the yard without their insect repellent. We received the following products to choose from for our review: Cutter All Family Mosquito Wipes, Cutter Natural Insect Repellent, Cutter Natural Fogger, Cutter Skinsations Ultra Light, Cutter Lemon Eucalyptus Insect Repellent, Cutter Backwoods Insect Repellent Aerosol, Cutter American Holiday Candle and Cutter Backyard Control Spray.

Cutter Natural Insect Repellent

We Were Sent These Cutter Products To Choose From For Our Family

For our sensitive little boys, we chose the natural products (especially since it is a lighter mosquito season). We love the scent of the Cutter Lemon Eucalyptus Insect Repellent and the Cutter Natural Insect Repellent also goes on nicely. I like that the natural ingredient is oil of lemon eucalyptus in the first product I mentioned. According to Cutter, it is effective and a naturally based insect protection that repels mosquitoes and ticks for up to six hours. The active ingredient is recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). For the air around us, we light up our outside dinner with the Cutter American Holiday Candle. It has a light, pleasant scent and helps keep the flies away as well (that were swarming our dinner before we lit it on the day we took these photos).

Cutter Candle

The Cutter American Holiday Candle Is Pretty and Repels Insects

Cutter let me know that, in a recent survey, two-thirds of people said getting an insect bite could negatively affect their day. However, only 14 percent reported using insect repellent all or most of the time. With the risk of West Nile Virus and other diseases from bites, Cutter feels that using personal or area insect repellents should be a no-brainer. They also wanted to share tips from Dr. Gwenn, a pediatrician, mom and founder of PediatricsNow. She advises that people stay hydrated to avoid thirst (the first sign of dehydration); use sunscreen regularly; wear helmets when biking, rollerblading, skate boarding and everything in between; be on the lookout and surpervise kids around water; and, remember repellent and choose the right one for your family’s needs.

Buy: Update: Congrats to Staci A.!

Cutter Insect Repellents are available widely at retail stores and more information is available online at www.cutterinsectrepellents.com.

Win: One Potamus Prefers reader will win a Cutter Insect Repellent Prize Pack that includes all of the products pictured in this post! For the first (required) entry just tell me what Cutter Insect Repellent product your family would like to use this summer and why.

If you’d like extra entries (after the required entry is completed), please leave a comment on this post for each entry: 

1. Become a Facebook fan of Cutter Insect Repellent (like) for one extra entry.
2. Subscribe to our feed by email for two extra entries (sidebar).
3. Follow Potamus Prefers on Twitter then Tweet about this giveaway. You get one entry for following us (or if you’re already a follower). Bonus: You can tweet twice per day for one extra entry per tweet. In addition, if you’d like to share other ways (such as Facebook or other social groups you are part of) you can receive one extra entry for each of those shares. Just leave the link in the comments below.
4. Become a Potamus Prefers Facebook fan for one extra entry.
5. Follow PotamusPrefers through Google Friend Connect (sidebar) for one extra entry.
6. Tell me your favorite outdoor activity for one extra entry.
7. Tell me something you learned on their website for one extra entry.

This giveaway is open to residents of the U.S. and will end Aug. 21, 2011 at 11:59 p.m. Central Time. Winner will be posted on this blog (in this post) and will be e-mailed (please be sure to leave an e-mail address if you aren’t a blogger or if it isn’t part of your profile). You will have 72 hours to reply.

Fine Print: I received the same items we are giving away. The opinions are our own.

Comments

  1. we would like to use the Cutter American Holiday Candle.

  2. i like Facebook fan of Cutter Insect Repellent

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  8. Kimberly says:

    I would like to try the candle
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  14. Kimberly says:

    We like to picnic
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  15. Amy Brewer says:

    I would love to try the candle.

  16. Amy Brewer says:

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  17. Amy Brewer says:

    My favorite activity would be walking trails in the woods with the family. All of my other household members would say fishing (which we do a lot also).

  18. Amy Brewer says:

    I learned about their conversion table. Which is really nice that they have it on their website!

  19. Amy Brewer says:

    I am already an email subscriber

  20. Amy Brewer says:

    email subscriber #2

  21. The Backyard Bug Control would be great for our campfires!

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  24. FB fan of PP – Becky L.M.

  25. google friend

  26. our favorite outdoor activity is camping!

  27. I’d love to try the Cutter All Family Mosquito Wipes because my son hates sprays, but needs the protection!

  28. I’m a FB fan of Cutter Insect Repellent.

  29. I’m a Facebook fan of your site.

  30. I follow on GFC.

  31. Our favorite outdoor activity is playing in the sprinklers.

  32. Monique Rizzo says:

    The backyard bug control for our kiddos who like to play by the trees in the back that have bugs!
    Thanks for the chance.
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  33. want to use Cutter® Lemon Eucalyptus Insect Repellent because I’m curious to how it smells

  34. #1 email subscriber

  35. #2 email subscriber

  36. I follow this blog publicly GFC CindyWindy2003

  37. favorite outdoor activity is jogging

  38. twitter follower, @carafferty and tweet http://twitter.com/#!/carafferty/status/101026401196572672

  39. we love their spray already!

  40. im an email subscriber 1

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  42. The candle would be perfect repellent for our back deck. Thanks!

  43. Like your site on FB (Contest KAO). Thanks.

  44. The Backyard Bug Control would be great for our camping trips

  45. the candle – it’s pretty at night

  46. Linda Lansford says:

    the Cutter American Holiday Candle because it is good for the yard

  47. Linda Lansford says:

    a Facebook fan of Cutter Insect Repellent

  48. Linda Lansford says:

    I sub to email

  49. Linda Lansford says:

    a Potamus Prefers Facebook fan

  50. Linda Lansford says:

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  51. I would like to use the Cutter American Holiday Candle because it has a light, pleasant scent and it helps keep flies and ticks away while my guess are eating.

  52. I would like to use the Backyard Control Spray because we have a small creek that goes through our property and the mosquitos are awful.

  53. We would use the candle for sure.

  54. I’d like the citro guard candle, to use at our parties outdoors

  55. I follow with gfc.
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  56. jessica edwards says:

    american holiday candle

  57. I would want to use the Backyard Bug Control

  58. Carol Bryant says:

    I like the candle because I love candles.

  59. we would use the cutter natural most

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  66. our favorite outdoor activity is camping
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  67. i learned they have $1 coupon on their site
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  68. Jessica T. says:

    We would like to use the mosquito wipes.

  69. I’d like to use the natural insect repellent because its all natural
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  72. GFC follower-soccermom1
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  73. my fave outdoor activity is fishing
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  74. Melinda Mendy Dinsmore says:

    I would like to try the Cutter Back yard bug control.

    Thanks for the chances of winning.

  75. Melinda Mendy Dinsmore says:

    Facebook fan of Cutter Insect Repellent

  76. Melinda Mendy Dinsmore says:

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  77. Melinda Mendy Dinsmore says:
  78. I’d like to use Cutter All Family Mosquito Wipes. I think my daughter would let me rub this on than spray bug spray.

  79. Follow via GFC as Caryn S

  80. becky ciciora says:

    I love to go camping, & I learned that all Cutter insect repellents are gluten free! thanks & good luck everyone

  81. We would use the BackYard Bug Control. The mosquitoes are terrible in our backyard.

  82. I ‘like’ Cutter Insect Repellent on Facebook.

  83. I ‘like’ Potamus Prefers on facebook.

  84. I’m a follower via GFC.

  85. Our family likes to go camping and hiking.

  86. the holiday candle would be neat.

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  87. following on GFC

  88. joanne major says:

    the mosquitoe wipes would be great for our family. we live in mn. alot of mosquitoes and 2 of the kids are alleric
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  89. joanne major says:

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  93. I would like the wipes because they are compact and you can keep them in your pocket.

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  94. We would like to use the cutter candle for when we sit ouside, because the bugs are really bad here.
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  98. Our favorite outdoor thing is fishing
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  99. Jessica Rose says:

    cutter citraguard candle. we can all sit outside on the patio together and we are all protected.

  100. I like the cutter natural line! a few less chemicals during our picnics the better!!

  101. Tonya Dean says:

    Cutter Natural Insect Repellent is what we would use the most. There have been times when we didn’t have any insect repellant that didn’t have a ton of chemicals.

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  102. Tonya Dean says:

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  103. Tonya Dean says:

    Favorite outdoor activity is swimming.

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  104. Tonya Dean says:

    They have a $1.00 off coupon on their site.

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  105. Jill Myrick says:

    I would like to try the Cutter Backyard Control Spray.

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  106. Jill Myrick says:

    I am a fan of Cutter via Facebook as Jill Myrick.

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  107. Jill Myrick says:

    I am subscribed via email as jweezie43[at]gmail[dot]com.

  108. Jill Myrick says:

    I am subscribed via email as jweezie43[at]gmail[dot]com #2.

  109. Jill Myrick says:

    I am a fan via Facebook as Jill Myrick.

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  110. Jill Myrick says:

    I am following via GFC as Jill Myrick.

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  111. Jill Myrick says:

    My favorite outdoor activity is swimming.

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  112. Kimberly B. says:

    I like The Cutter American Holiday Candle because every time we sit out to eat dinner on the patio we are bugged by mosquitoes.

  113. Kimberly B. says:

    I’m a Facebook fan of Cutter Insect Repellent.

  114. Kimberly B. says:

    #1 I Subscribe to your feed by email.

  115. Kimberly B. says:

    #2 I Subscribe to your feed by email.

  116. Kimberly B. says:
  117. Kimberly B. says:

    I’m a Potamus Prefers Facebook fan.

  118. Kimberly B. says:

    I Follow PotamusPrefers through Google Friend Connect as nightowl.

  119. Kimberly B. says:

    My favorite outdoor activity is swimming.

  120. Kimberly B. says:

    I learned on the site that you can find your product based on what your needs are: for example. yard, deck, personal. etc.

  121. I would love to try the Cutter Natural Insect Repellent because i live in north dakota and i tell u what there are a LOT of mosquitoes!

  122. I would like to try the fogger, since we have been getting invaded with mosquitos.

  123. I’d like to try the Cutter Lemon Eucalyptus Insect Repellent.
    Thanks for the contest.

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  128. amy deeter says:

    the candle.looks neat
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  130. I love swimming outdoors (and indoors for that matter)

  131. I learned that they have: Cutter® Skinsations® Insect Repellent Ultra Light Aerosol

  132. Heather B says:

    we would like to try Cutter Natural Insect Repellent

  133. I like the cutter natural spray because that is my husbands preference. He is very sensitive to the buggies in the area and although I can use the solid stick cutter’s, he feels he gets better coverage with the spray. I have used only cutter since I was a girl scout. **mumbles “36 years ago” **

  134. I would love any of the products. My daughter and I are both allergic to mosquito bites so we try to find any product that works best we us the wipes alot.

  135. The Backyard Bug Control is what i’d like to try!

  136. liked Cutter Insect Repellent on fb (aly light)

  137. liked Potamus Prefers on fb (aly light)

  138. Kay Yauney says:

    I would like to try the backyard bug control spray.

  139. Kay Yauney says:

    Fan of Cutter Insect Repellent on FB.(Kaylin Yauney)

  140. Kay Yauney says:

    Fan of Potamus Prefers on FB.(Kaylin Yauney)

  141. Kay Yauney says:

    My favorite outdoor activity is to play in the yard with my grandson Micah.

  142. Kerrie Mayans says:

    I would like to use the Cutter Backyard bug control.
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  143. I would like to try the Mosquito Wipes. They sound like they would work well when applying around the face area.

  144. I like Cutter Insect Repellent on Facebook as Nancy H.

  145. I am following you on Twitter as njhhb.

  146. My favorite outdoor activity is hiking with biking being a very close second.

  147. I learned that Cutter made a naturally based insect protection product. I have always bought the Deet based product because it works so well even though I hate the thought of putting that chemical on my body.

  148. jessica hilliard says:

    i would like to use the all naturals for my daycare children :) we live near a river and the bugs are always ruining our outdoor activities.

  149. jessica hilliard says:

    our favorite our door activities would have to be exploring the woods and outdoors, we love taking the kids for long walks in new and exciting environments.

  150. DLavonne Hubbard says:

    I would like to try the Cutter Lemon Eucalyptus Insect Repellent because I think the fragrance would be one that I would like, but the bugs won’t.

  151. I like the wipes because they are easily taken wherever I want to go
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  152. GFC follower
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  153. Brandi Westmoreland says:

    We’d like to try the insect-repelling candle because it’s so easy to use. Just light it!

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  154. Cutter® CitroGuard™ Triple Wick American Holiday Candle for the patio table, keep the mosquitos at bay while we sit out and enjoy the sunsets.
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  157. Like Cutter Insect Repellent on facebook-Gumma Medlin
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  158. Stephanie says:

    I like the cutter sprays. They work great!

  159. barbara hunt says:

    Thanks for the great contest!
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  160. heather c says:

    I think we’d like the Cutter® Lemon Eucalyptus Insect Repellent because we live in such a mosquito-heavy area.

  161. heather c says:

    I’m a Facebook fan of Cutter Insect Repellent

  162. heather c says:
  163. heather c says:

    I follow via gfc as /\Heather/\

  164. heather c says:

    I love going outside for walks and jogs.