Today I want to talk about airline travel, and specifically, the way I travel based on how airline travel currently works. Unless I’m flying Southwest (which still allows 2 checked bags FOR FREE!), I work VERY hard to fly with just my carry on luggage. Many airlines charge even for your first checked bag. If I’ve just spent close to $300 for a plane ticket, I’m unwilling, on principle, to fork over an additional $30 for bringing my stuff. And while that might sound really cheap, I am pretty sure I’m not the only one who feels this way, because have you noticed in the past few years that overhead compartments almost always get filled up before all the passengers are on the plane? It’s a bit of a nightmare, and causing the loading and unloading process to take a long time, as folks are having to go to the back of the plane to store (and retrieve) their luggage, even though they made be sitting in the middle of the plane. Basically, it’s a hot mess because nobody wants to pay the price to put their luggage under the plane.
So anyway, because I cram my world in a carry-on, I have to abide by the rules for liquids (these rules don’t apply to checked baggage). The limit for liquids and gels is 3 oz. Wanna know how big the average tube of toothpaste is? 7.8 oz. So more than double what is allowed. Once I tried to bring a full tube of toothpaste that actually had less than an ounce of product left in it. I had to pitch it! The rule is that if the container can hold more than 3 ounces it cannot come on the plane, even if it obviously doesn’t have more than 3 ounces of product inside. So occasionally I have to buy the travel sized toothpastes, and it makes me mad to have to do it! I should probably reserve my anger for things that aren’t quite this petty, but it is true! It just feels like such a waste to me. Anytime I have a travel toothpaste at my home, I guard it with my life, because I want to go as long as possible before having to buy another one.
It should come as no surprise, therefore, that when I heard about a product called Toothpaste 2 Go, I was really and truly THRILLED. Melissa is a stay-at-home-mom who invented a solution that I’ve often thought about, but never had any idea how to make happen. Basically, Toothpaste 2 Go is a toothpaste transfer device that enables you to transfer toothpaste from your larger tube into a smaller one! The smaller tube is refillable. No more travel size toothpaste purchases!!!!
Pretty awesome, right?! Toothpaste 2 Go starter packs are available for $7.99 each, and you can buy additional toothpaste tubes for $4 (you’ll get 3 more tubes). Everyone in your house can have their own travel tube of toothpaste! Melissa wants to offer you a 10% off coupon to use toward your purchase, as well. Just use code FRIENDS10. Also, free shipping is offered for any purchase over $15! These also make excellent stocking stuffers or gifts for the people out there like me, who love gadgets that keep money in their pockets!
Win it!: One lucky Stuff Parents Need reader will win a Toothpaste 2 Go starter kit! The contest will run until April 17th at 11:59pm EST when a winner will be selected via Random.org. The winner will have 48 hours to respond to winning notification before the prize is forfeited and a new winner is selected. Open to residents of the United States. Limit one entrant per household, please.
Mandatory entry: What feature of the Toothpaste 2 Go transfer system do you like the most?
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