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Review of OFF! FamilyCare Smooth & Dry Insect Repellent

8:23 AM


'Tis mosquito season at our hot and humid farm. Working in the garden, playing in the yard, or simply watching a bit of TV (yes, I get to once in awhile) brings about opportunities for the icky skeeters to harass my family and leave those nasty, itchy welts all over our bodies.

As if the irritation wasn't enough, reports of West Nile Virus have us more than concerned for the safety of our family. Is there any option for protection that isn't as oily or stinky as conventional bug sprays?

When we had the chance to add OFF! FamilyCare Smooth & Dry Insect Repellent to our list of products to review, I was psyched. From the makers of Skintastic, this was ONE product that wasn't going to wait its turn before I got around to trying it. I sprayed some on before my very late (11 p.m.) weeding routine in my overgrown garden, and headed out into the night. I could hear them buzzing around me -- but not one mosquito touched my skin!

How is this formula of OFF! better than others? In addition to the superb protection it offers, the smell is rather pleasant (just don't breathe it in, people.) But the best part is how it doesn't leave you feeling heavy, sticky, and like you just stepped out of a corn syrup fight. It really is dry. It really is light. It really does feel like a dusting of powder!

The fine mist comes out of the spray can with ease, so there's no goofs (like accidentally spraying into the eyes or mouth.) An effective way to ward off unwanted visitors, we give OFF! top shelf space in our outdoor arsenal!

For more info on the complete OFF! line, visit their website at OffProtects.com! (And for more great product info on OFF! products, check back with us for a review of the new OFF! Powerpad Lamp.)

Want to win some OFF! gear? Just visit the OFF! website from now until Monday, June 30th at 11 pm CST and comment here with the OFF! product you would like to try most! We will randomly pick 2 lucky winners to score some Smooth & Dry for their own family (as well as one of those cool Powerpad Lamps we mentioned). Giveaway subject to site rules.

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159 comments

  1. Sounds like family care smooth and dry is a great product. I hate stinky wet sprays that you breathe in.

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  2. I'd love to try the OFF! Powerpad Lamp and Lantern. We sit outside on our deck in the summer and the mosquitos can be horrible.

    Shannon

    completelyme at gmail dot com

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  3. The Yard and Deck Fogger is the product I would like to try the most. thank you for the contest

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  4. I would like to try the OFF! FamilyCare Insect Repellent I Smooth & Dry becuase it leaves your skin with a dry feeling, not sticky and wet.

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  5. I'd like to try the Off Woods Deep repellant. We do alot of camping and this would be great!

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  6. I would love to try the off FamilyCare Insect Repellent III Tropical Fresh because all the other repellants have a nasty odor and dont taste to good either

    alyssasmom9807 at gmail dot com

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  7. I would like to try the smooth and dry. Really need this, mosquitos are bad where I live..

    liquidkite@yahoo.com

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  8. I have been wanting to try the Smooth and Dry since I saw it on TV, and the Yard and Deck fogger looks great, also. Thank you for the chance to win!

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  9. The smooth and dry would be great.

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  10. The Smooth and Dry looks great

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  11. I'd like to try the smooth and dry since I haven't tried it yet.
    k_cook30@yahoo.com

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  12. The OFF! Powerpad Lamp and Lantern is my first choice because we stay outside until 9 or 10 each night working on something in the yard or garden and my husband is always in the garage until at least then, it would come in handy.

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  13. I would love to try the Smooth and Dry. I hate sticky bug sprays!

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  14. I would love to try the lamp on our camping trips.

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  15. i would like to try the smooth and dry.

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  16. I would like to try the OFF!® FamilyCare Insect Repellent VI Towelettes.

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  17. angelina115@hotmail.com
    smmoth and dry

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  18. the lamp is cool

    joliexox@hotmail.com

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  19. meza-angel@sbcglobal.net

    lamp is my choice

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  20. I want to try the off power pads. Mosquitos are awful at our house this year, and this would be great for our deck.

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  21. I'd love to try the FamilyCare.


    lilacbutterfly [at] earthlink.net

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  22. I would like to try off! Active.

    samsakara@twcny.rr.com

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  23. I'd like to try the OFF! Powerpad Lamp and Lantern on our deck and in the pool area. We like to sit out and enjoy the night air, but we'd like it even more without pesky bugs.

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  24. I'd like to try the Off Family Care Clean Feel insect repellent. I usually don't like the residue feeling from most bug sprays.

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  25. I have been wanting to try the Off! Lantern for a long time now...

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  26. I would like to try the OFF!FamilyCare Insect Repellent VI Towelettes. They would be perfect for on the go!!

    Thank you for the great giveaway!

    themonkinme(at)gmail(dot)com

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  27. The OFF! Powerpad Lamp and Lantern sounds great for evenings outdoors.

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  28. A new product I'd like to try.

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  29. I have wanted to try for a long time the lantern

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  30. Mosquitos are a huge problem in our backyard. I'd love to try the smooth and dry Off.

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  31. Aside from the items in the giveaway, I'd really love to try the PowerPad Lamp and Lantern.
    gkstratos@ yahoo.com

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  32. the Dry Insect Repellent and Powerpad Lamp!

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  33. Thanks for offering this giveaway. I would love to try this Off PowerPad Lamp. We love and trust Off products and I'm sure this one would be great too.
    Thanks and please enter me.

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  34. I want to try the power pad lantern but havent done so yet. Thanks

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  35. I would really like to try the lantern. Thanks for a great opportunity to win!

    guysrose at aol dot com

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  36. I have been wanting to try the Smooth and Dry. Hubby and I take a walk on our local nature trail every day and there are lots of misquitos.

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  37. love to try the Off Woods Deep repellant

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  38. I am so tired of being sticky or oily. I'd love the Smooth & dry.

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  39. That's a cool lamp!

    gieferj@excite.com

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  40. The Lamp is cool and stays off my skin

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  41. I would like to try the Smooth and Dry Off product. I have three young children that get eaten up from mosquitos. Smooth and Dry would be a safer product for them because it goes on dry. The stickiness of wet and oily bug sprays would irritate them causing itching regardless of the mosquito bites.

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  42. I would like to try the family towelettes.

    triciacus76@yahoo.com

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  43. I would love to try the Off Powerpad Lantern on my deck.

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  44. The powerpad lamp would be terrific for our deck! Finally! A really decent lantern that's useful!

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  45. the smooth and dry seems nice!

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  46. I would love to try the Smooth and Dry Off because I HATE the sticky feeling from normal repellant.

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  47. I'd most like to try the FamilyCare towelettes.
    partymix25(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  48. The deep woods off since it's so strong.

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  49. I would love to try the lanterns for the backyard area...Florida summer nights make it a necessity!
    ashlyn@chuparkoff.com

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  50. My daughter really wants to try this kind of off.

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  51. I'd like to try the Off Woods Deep repellant

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  52. Smooth and Dry sounds like a good product. I hate the way most sprays smell. aewalls425@hotmail.com

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  53. We were just talking about trying something the other day. With the weather being so hot and humid nobody wants to go outside until dusk and then the bugs are just bad, bad, bad. I think the one that I'd like to try this summer is the Yard & Deck repellant.
    beausdorei@gmail.com

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  54. DD is allergic to mosquitoes, and her bites swell up like golf balls. Would love to try the Family Care Clean Feel.

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  55. I would love to try the lamp on our deck. We live in the woods and it can be so buggy that we won't sit outside.

    peragine (at) gmail (dot) com

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  56. I have wanted to try the smooth and dry product

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  57. The insect repellant towlettes look intriguing.

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  58. Just put on a new deck, so we could use the yard and deck fogger.

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  59. I would like to try the yard and deck fogger, to keep bugs away from us while we're outside

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  60. I would love to try the Smooth and Dry when I'm working in the garden. The repellant that I use now doesn't smell very nice at all! Thanks!

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  61. I would like to try the "smooth and dry"

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  62. Thank you for sponsoring the giveaway. I'd love to try the OFF! Powerpad Lamp and Lantern.

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  63. I'd like to try the OFF!® FamilyCare Insect Repellent VI Towelettes.

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  64. Of course I would like to try the OFF! Powerpad Lamp and Lantern but I would also like to try OFF! Deep Woods - sounds perfect for camping.

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  65. i would like to try the smoothe and dry

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  66. I would like to try the off FamilyCare Insect Repellent III Tropical Fresh

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  67. the smooth and dry i hate feeling wet and sticky :(

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  68. stacitk@yahoo.comJune 28, 2008 at 12:35 PM

    the OFF! Powerpad Lamp and Lantern

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  69. Happy Saturday! I have been seeing the commercials for the "Smooth and Dry" formula. I would like our family to try it. I wish the towelettes came in this formula! Please enter me in your drawing. Many thanks, Cindi
    jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  70. the deep woods sportsmen for my husband and sons who fish during the summer

    tiramisu392 (at) yahoo.com

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  71. Live in the country. The yard fogger sounds great. Also thought about trying the towellettes. Off is a very good product. We go fishing all the time. Please enter me, thank you

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  72. I would like to try the towellettes. Aside from keeping bugs off my kids the spray works really good at keeping flies off my dog but the towellettes would work better around her eyes and on her nose.
    mchlls22@gmail.com

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  73. The Smooth and Dry and the Yard and Deck fogger

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  74. I'd like to try the Off Woods Deep repellant. My daughter gets horrible bites and seems to be allergic.

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  75. I don't know which I would like. They are all good.

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  76. that latern would be great to put on our patio to keep the bugs away

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  77. We have horrible mosquitos here in Georgia. I would love to try the Lantern. Thanks for this giveaway!

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  78. I would like to try the Off Family Care Towelettes because they would be easier to use on the go.

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  79. I need to try some OFF! Deep Woods® Sportsmen because it says it's good for ticks. I had to pull a tick off me the last time we went fishing. The thought horrifies me

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  80. The deck fogger is probably what I could use the most.

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  81. I would like to try the smooth and dry. Most of the time I opt to get bit because I can't stand that wet sticky feel to most repellents!

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  82. As there are a googly-billion mosquitoes outside the patio door, I would like the Off Woods Deep repellant. STAT!

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  83. 1st of all off rocks! The Smooth and Dry looks great!ty 4 the great useful contest:)

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  84. I would like to try the OFF!® FamilyCare Insect Repellent VI Towelettes




    vlbelk@hotmail.com

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  85. I would like to try the OFF!® FamilyCare Insect Repellent VI Towelettes

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  86. The Off Smooth and Dry Repellent has got to be what I would want to try. I don't like the bug sprays and even the lotions that make your skin feeling sticky all day long. I like that there's a product out there that would change all of that. Thanks for a great opportuntity!

    furygirl3132@comcast.net

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  87. I've been using Off products for years but would love to try the tropical scent - I need something that smells good.

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  88. I actually like to use their lotion repellent. It works so good!

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  89. Great Contest, because you never have enough OFF PRODUCTS. Let's all go outside and play and not be afraid!

    Edith Burch
    Camden NJ

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  90. i would like to try this smooth and dry and most repellents leave me feeling sticky and stinky.

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  91. The OFF! Powerpad Lamp and Lantern would be really cool to have when I'm entertaining guests outdoors this summer.

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  92. I would like to try the Off family care towelettes.
    xxbeccaannxx@gmail.com

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  93. I want to try the smooth and dry spray because I've always hated the gross sticky feel of bug spray. If this new stuff works as prmoised it would be awesome!

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  94. I would love to try the Power Pad Lamp & Lantern. I live in Louisiana and believe me, our mosquitos are so big that they could probably wear high top tennis shoes. Thanks for the nice bug free giveaway.

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  95. We are huge campers, and Off Woods Deep repellant would be perfect for us.

    iluv2pray@gmail.com

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  96. smooth &dry,would love to try it,i like all the products i have tried from them ahdrad2932@msn.com

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  97. I would love to try the Smooth and Dry because it will not be sticky like so many other products.

    Thanks for the great giveaway.

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  98. The smooth and dry sounds great. We battle misquitos all year long..sigh :(

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  99. I really like the Off Towletts. few in the purse, a few in each car, and your never caught with out OFF guard

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  100. I would love to try the Powerpad Lamp and Lantern - looks like a fantastic product for the yard!

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  101. I would like to try Deep Woods Towelettes the most. I live in a fairly wooded area and I think the towelettes would do a great job protecting me from the insects that tend to always end up on me. This is a great giveaway and I really hope I win. Thanks.
    girlof80s@aol.com

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  102. i really want to get the powerpad lamp and lantern. this is really great.

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  103. I would love to try the smooth and dry insect repellant because we have so many ticks and mosquitoes in NJ and I hate sticky bug sprays.

    chris cme8397@yahoo.com

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  104. love to see/have the battery powered Off Light; many thanks and Happy July 4th!!!!!!

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  105. the powerpad lamp!

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  106. I'd like to try the OFF! Clean Feel! That sounds great!

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  107. I'd like to try the Mosquito Coil III to keep those little buggers away!

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  108. I would love to try the Smooth and Dry
    Platt
    neneelynn@yahoo.com

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  109. I would like to try the Powerpad Lamp - sounds like a great idea. Thanks for the great giveaway! :)

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  110. Dry Insect Repellent and Powerpad Lamp

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  111. I would like to try Powerpad Lamp and lantern.

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  112. the Deep Woods Sportsmen sounds really great!

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  113. i would love to try the lantern. sounds great for camping

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  114. We NEED the Yard and Deck Fogger! It's miserable in our yard....even in the daytime. My son said "I wish God didn't make mosquitos ...they're mean!"

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  115. I'd love to try to the new Smooth & Dry line. Tired of the stickiness.



    gordyneve@yahoo.com

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  116. I would love to try the OFF smooth and Dry. Both of my boys are very sensitive to mosquito bites, and are bug magnets, this would be great for them!

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  117. I want to try the powerpad lamp.

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  118. It's family barbecue season at my parent's farm house and the powerpad lamp looks like the perfect thing to keep the bugs away from the picnic table. Please sign me up to win.

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  119. I want to try the Yard & Deck Area Repellant. Never knew they had so many different products!

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  120. Smooth and Dry is the one I want to try most. You make it sound really good.

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  121. The Off Deep Woods Towelettes look effective and practical

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  122. I would love to try the powerpad lamp.

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  123. I would love to try the Off! Active, I like that its sweat resistant, which is great within our active family. Thanks!

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  124. I would like to try the Yard and Deck Area Repellent. My grown children and their children plus all of our foster children are here about every evening and we are all outside on the deck. It's a fight to keep mosquito bites at a minimum!

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  125. I would like the smooth and Dry! Thanks

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  126. I would like to try the mosquito coils

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  127. I'd like to try the smooth & dry insect repellant.

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  128. OFF! Deep Woods® would be great for when we go to our camp.

    carissaad at aol dot com

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  129. I really want to try the smooth and dry. Thanks for the contest.

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  130. I'd have to try the Powerpad Lamp and lantern

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  131. Powerpad Lamp and Lantern would be great to try. We need a solution to ward of mosquitos

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  132. I would love to try the Powerpad Lamp

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  133. I would like to try Off FamilyCare Insect Repellent 11 Clean Feel. garrettsambo@aol.com

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  134. Honestly, the item I'd most like to try is the lamp. We have a ridiculous mosquito problem here!

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  135. Would love to try the Clean Feel Off Skintastic! It would be great not to have that sticky feeling!

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  136. Any family care item. We have a baby now and I would like to keep taking him on walks, but the Texas sqeeters are tough!

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  137. I would say the Smooth and Dry for when we go lake fishing. vidomich@yahoo.com

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  138. would love the towelettes. we r going to camp for the summer and always use off, so this would be perfect.

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  139. We need something outside, the powerpad lamp would be great!

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  140. OFF!® FamilyCare Insect Repellent VI Towelettes

    luckydolls123[at]verizon[dot]net

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