Marcal Small Steps Review & Giveaway


I have to admit, I haven't "gone green". I mean, I recycle all the time and have a few energy saving lightbulbs in the house, but I don't go out of my way to be green. But Marcal Small Steps makes it easy to take a step in that direction.


Marcal has been making paper products for 60 years. That's A LOT of paper! In 2009, they decided to help the cause and created 100% green paper products that are affordable and good quality. ALL the paper products in this line are made from 100% recycled paper, not trees.

If only all the other paper brands did this, think of how many trees we could save! But, unfortunately, they don't. So do your part, and support Marcal in this "small step" toward a better future, and maybe we'll get there one day.

Check out their website to learn more, and to see lots of interesting facts. Did you know that 98% of the tissue products on the shelf at the store are made from freshly cut trees? WOW!

My Opinion

I was given a roll of paper towels and 2 packs of toilet tissue. I'll start with the paper towels. The day after I got them, I had to give my cat a pill. I decided to use wet cat food, which I never give him, to disguise the medicine. He ate it ALL. And a minute later, it was all over the floor! Quickly, I ran for the paper towels. I scooped up what I could and rubbed what was left to dry it up (I have carpet). I was very glad to see that after all that rubbing, the paper towels did not tear at all! My fingers didn't poke through the wet towels either.

The toilet tissue did its job just as well as the paper towels did. Now, I won't go into detail, but my favorite thing about this tissue is the fact that it is 100% lint free! Ladies, you know what I mean.... Like the towels, it was strong when wet and there was no poke through. It wasn't as soft as other brands, but it's hardly worth a mention. I did buy another pack of tissue when I ran out, and was very pleased to see it was cheaper than my regular brand! I also like the heart design on the paper :)

I would recommend both products. They live up to their claim of "stronger when wet", are affordable, and I feel good knowing that no trees were cut down to make them.

***Win It!***  

 2 rolls of Marcal Small Steps toilet tissue & 1 roll of paper towels!

Mandatory First Entry: Leave a comment answering this question: Have you "gone green" yet?

Extra Entries: (Available after mandatory entry is completed. Please leave separate comments for each entry)

1. Vote for my son and fiance's photo here. Simply leave a comment under the photo saying "I vote for A Kiss from Daddy". You can vote daily until July 10th. (2 entries)

2. Check out this post about the new BARE Bottles that need our help to make it to production and leave a comment about something you like about them for 1 entry. If you pledge $1.00 or more, you get 5 entries!

3. Follow me on GFC (1 entry)

4. Follow me on Twitter (1 entry)

5. "Like" me on Facebook (1 entry)

6. Subscribe to my blog via email (2 entries)

7. Subscribe to my blog via RSS/reader (1 entry)

8. Tweet this giveaway. Leave link to tweet (1 entry, can be done once daily for 1 extra entry per day)

" Enter to #win a Marcal Small Steps paper product pack! #giveaway Ends 7/13 http://tinyurl.com/3bknne3 "

9. Blog about this giveaway. Please link back to this post, and leave an address where it can be found (5 entries)

10. Put my button on your blog. Leave an address where it can be found (3 entries)


Giveaway will end on July 13th at 11:59pm EST. The winner will be chosen be Random.org and emailed. Winner has 48 hours to respond to email before a new winner will be chosen. Make sure you leave your email in comment or make sure it is visible in your profile so I have a way to contact you if you win! This giveaway is open to US residents only.

I received several paper products mentioned above to review so I could form an opinion of  the product. No other compensation was received, and all opinions are 100%  mine. Sponsor is responsible for prize fulfillment.


275 comments:

«Oldest   ‹Older   1 – 200 of 275   Newer›   Newest»
Jeannie Holley said...

I go green as much as possible, I compost, I use energy saving bulbs and recycle whatever I can :)


Jeannie Holley
jeanniesprecious@aol.com

Anonymous said...

I am doing my best to go green. I recycle, plant trees, and use as little electricity as I can.

katychick said...

i go green when i can-i carry by grocery bags and we receylce platic and the newspaper
tcogbill at live dot com

katychick said...

i follow you on twitter
katychick123
tcogbill at live dot com

katychick said...

i get your emails
tcogbill at live dot com

katychick said...

i get your emails
tcogbill at live dot com
2

fabfina13 said...

Haven't gone green yet

fabfina13 said...

i like you on facebook fabfina13@gmail dot com

brandy harris said...

as bad as it is, I haven't gone green yet, I think I will, I just have so many other things going on, I odnt think about it right now, I know I will tho!!
learnn2coupon@yahoo.cm

mommyto2 said...

we have went green:)
billycarrie@windstream.net

mommyto2 said...

Like you on fb-carrie h.
billycarrie@windstream.net

Elyce said...

I'm on the green path! I live in an apartment right now and I hope that when I finally get into a house I will be able to live even more green.

elycesch (at) aol (dot) com

Elyce said...

I follow you via GFC!

elycesch (at) aol (dot) com

Elyce said...

I follow you via twitter under ElyceHackley!

elycesch (at) aol (dot) com

Elyce said...

I like you on FB under Elyce Hackley!

elycesch (at) aol (dot) com

Elyce said...

I subscribe via email!

entry 1

elycesch (at) aol (dot) com

Elyce said...

I subscribe via email!

entry 2

elycesch (at) aol (dot) com

Shannon said...

I have begun to 'go green'! I recycle EVERYTHING I can, I buy recycled items, take pledges on Recyclebank and actually do them, such as recycling my shampoo bottles! :)
momofjayme at hotmail dot com

Shannon said...

I am already a fan on FB!
momofjayme at hotmail dot com
Shannon Gallagher

Shannon said...

I am a blog follower via email
momofjayme at hotmail dot com

mary fallon said...

I have gone green and so have my kids, our family can barely fill a garbage can on garbage day and the neoghbors with no kids have two full each week! I even take recycling home from work to put out on our recycle day!

mfallon@unitedbankcard.com

mary fallon said...

i follow you via gfc

mfallon@unitedbankcard.com

mary fallon said...

i like you on facebook as mary becker fallon

mary fallon said...

i follow via email on your blog

mfallon@unitedbankcard.com

timerunning said...

yes i try to be as green as possible!

Jammie said...

we are slowly going green, we have cut the use of water and light use! sweepmorey@gmail.com

Jammie said...

I am a google follower Jammie

Jammie said...

I follow you on twitter Jammie79

Jammie said...

I like you on fb Jammie M

Jammie said...

I subscribe via email.

Teresa said...

Yes I have started to go green. I also liked your facebook page.

Crazylicious85 said...

I recycle, but I haven't gone completely "green".

crazylicious85@suddenlink.net

Crazylicious85 said...

Follow on GFC as Crazylicious85
crazylicious85 at suddenlink dot net

Crazylicious85 said...

Follow on Twitter as @crazylicious85
crazylicious85 at suddenlink dot net

Crazylicious85 said...

I "Like" you on Facebook as Allison L.
crazylicious85 at suddenlink dot net

Crazylicious85 said...

Subscribe via email #1
crazylicious85 at suddenlink dot net

Crazylicious85 said...

Subscribe via email #2
crazylicious85 at suddenlink dot net

Crazylicious85 said...

Subscribe via RSS/reader
crazylicious85 at suddenlink dot net

Crazylicious85 said...

Tweeted:
http://twitter.com/#!/crazylicious85/status/85975458310651904
crazylicious85 at suddenlink dot net

Crazylicious85 said...

Button: #1
http://crazylicious85.blogspot.com
crazylicious85 at suddenlink dot net

Crazylicious85 said...

Button: #2
http://crazylicious85.blogspot.com
crazylicious85 at suddenlink dot net

Crazylicious85 said...

Button: #3
http://crazylicious85.blogspot.com
crazylicious85 at suddenlink dot net

Michigan_Mom said...

No we haven't gone completely green yet :( Kelly Burroughs Crowell kjb1977@live.com

Michigan_Mom said...

Follow you on GFC (Michigan_Mom) kjb1977@live.com

Michigan_Mom said...

Follow you on Twitter (KellyCrowell77) kjb1977@live.com

Michigan_Mom said...

Like you on FB

Kristina said...

No I haven't gone green. Wish I could.

Kristina said...

Follow you via Facebook

Kristina said...

Follow you GFC

Pamcakes said...

I am in the process of "Going Green." I have decided to finish out my cleaning products instead of tossing them and I am replacing them when they are out with only "green" items. I like that I feel like I am helping to lesson my carbon footprint!
b dot ringer at hotmail dot com

Pamcakes said...

I follow you on GFC as Brooke
b dot ringer at hotmail dot com

Pamcakes said...

I follow you on Twitter
@ContestMom

Pamcakes said...

I follow you on Twitter
@ContestMom

Pamcakes said...

Tweet!
https://twitter.com/#!/ContestMom/status/86573247377838080

damiesmom said...

i try to go green as much as i can working on switching to cloth diapers! and buying more green products
damiesmom@ymail.com

damiesmom said...

i follow you via gfc as damiesmom
damiesmom@ymail.com

damiesmom said...

i follow you on twitter as damienrorymom
damiesmom@ymail.com

damiesmom said...

i like you on fb as damiesmom stevens
damiesmom@ymail.com

damiesmom said...

i subscribe via email
#1
damiesmom@ymail.com

damiesmom said...

i subscribe via email
#2
damiesmom@ymail.com

damiesmom said...

i follow you via yahoo reader
damiesmom@ymail.com

damiesmom said...

tweeted
http://twitter.com/#!/Damienrorymom/status/86597176154796032
damiesmom@ymail.com

BethElderton said...

Now that the kids are grown, we've dramatically downsized our living space (this was a boon for the kids and for Freecycle as we gave away much of our "stuff.")We have gone to cfl bulbs throughout and use LED in the two lamps we use most (hoping for the price to come down enough to use those throughout.) We invested in a water filter and some good reusable bottles. We have a local market that we can walk to for some things and combine errands for everything else. We use reusable shopping bags everywhere, not just the grocery store and have bags for produce and bulk items. We eat slow food at home and, while we are not vegetarian, we have drastically reduced the amount of meat we eat. Yes, we have gone as green as we can in an urban setting.
bethelderton59 at gmail dot com

BethElderton said...

I'm a gfc friend (Beth Elderton)
bethelderton59 at gmail dot com

BethElderton said...

I follow you on twitter as mbm218
bethelderton59 at gmail dot com

BethElderton said...

I'm an email subscriber
bethelderton59 at gmail dot com

BethElderton said...

#2 email subscriber
bethelderton59 at gmail dot com

BethElderton said...

tweet:
http://twitter.com/#!/mbm218/status/86611774694105088
bethelderton59 at gmail dot com

Rebecca Graham said...

I am almost green. I still need to work on going greener.

rhoneygtn at yahoo dot com

Rebecca Graham said...

Follow you on Twitter: rhoneygee

rhoneygtn at yahoo dot com

Rebecca Graham said...

Tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/rhoneygee/status/86697983244111872

rhoneygtn at yahoo dot com

crystletellerday said...

ive gone green a little bit i recycle and use reusable shopping bags crystletellerday@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

HORTON111@AOL.COM

I AM TRYING ...BUT HAVE TO DO MORE I ADMIT

Anonymous said...

HORTON111@AOL.COM

GFC FOLLOWER

Anonymous said...

HORTON111@AOL.COM

E-MAIL SUBSCRIBER

Anonymous said...

HORTON111@AOL.COM

E-MAIL SUBSCRIBER #2

PAIGE said...

Not yet...but I'm trying.
elysesw@aol.com

PAIGE said...

I follow on GFC. elysesw
elysesw@aol.com

pmernick said...

Yes. We compost and recycle, and I use vinegar/baking soda for cleaning. We also have a rain barrel for water for plants. This all saves $ too!
PMNSL95 at triad dot rr dot com

pmernick said...

I follow your blog via GFC as pmnsl95
PMNSL95 at triad dot rr dot com

pmernick said...

I follow you on Twitter as pmernick1
PMNSL95 at triad dot rr dot com

pmernick said...

I’m an email subscriber
PMNSL95 at triad dot rr dot com
1

pmernick said...

I’m an email subscriber
PMNSL95 at triad dot rr dot com
2

pmernick said...

I subscribe via RSS feed
PMNSL95 at triad dot rr dot com

pmernick said...

Tweet
http://twitter.com/#!/pmernick1/status/86818604766593025
PMNSL95 at triad dot rr dot com

llinda29 said...

I have gone green

llinda29 said...

I gfc

llinda29 said...

"Like" me on Facebook

llinda29 said...

I sub to email

llinda29 said...

I sub to email2

Lois S said...

I have have trying harder to be green, we use cfl bulbs, watch when we do things like laundry, use a low flow shower head and green cleaners
ljsin2win-at-gmail-dot-com

Lois S said...

I tweeted https://twitter.com/#!/ljshores/status/87000417363439616
ljsin2win-at-gmail-dot-com

Lois S said...

I follow you on Twitter @ljshores
ljsin2win-at-gmail-dot-com

h. mcnaron said...

There is a lot more I could do, but we do use low energy light bulbs and recycle. Moving to products like marcal would be a next step.

hmcnaron at gmail

h. mcnaron said...

gfc follower- h . mcnaron

h. mcnaron said...

I like wishful thinking on facebook. My fb name is A marie hj saver. thanks!

pmernick said...

Tweet
http://twitter.com/#!/pmernick1/status/87290146424242176
PMNSL95 at triad dot rr dot com

Lois S said...

tweet https://twitter.com/#!/ljshores/status/87312801395245056
ljsin2win-at-gmail-dot-com

Jenn Spencer said...

Yes I have started to go green.

Thanks!
Jenn
learnquilling@gmail.com
Hair Bow Making for Beginners

Jenn Spencer said...

I'm a GFC follower.

Thanks!
Jenn
learnquilling@gmail.com
Hair Bow Making for Beginners

Jenn Spencer said...

I followed @aeris321 on twitter.

Thanks!
Jenn
learnquilling@gmail.com
Hair Bow Making for Beginners

Jenn Spencer said...

I liked Wishful Thinking 247 on FB!

Thanks!
Jenn
learnquilling@gmail.com
Hair Bow Making for Beginners

pmernick said...

Tweet
http://twitter.com/#!/pmernick1/status/87641635235700736
PMNSL95 at triad dot rr dot com

Lois S said...

tweet https://twitter.com/#!/ljshores/status/87689275549810689
ljsin2win-at-gmail-dot-com

pmernick said...

Tweet
http://twitter.com/#!/pmernick1/status/87917402599342082
PMNSL95 at triad dot rr dot com

Lois S said...

tweet https://twitter.com/#!/ljshores/status/87983545003417600
ljsin2win-at-gmail-dot-com

dawns41 said...

We have gone green in alot of ways from gardening to rainbarrels and energy saver appliances.
dawns_horizen@yahoo.com

Alicia C. said...

Oh, yes, we've gone green! In fact, I REALLY miss paper towels, especially with a toddler in the house! (Uh, we still use toilet paper, thought! LOL)
ohmiss14 at yahoo dot com ☮

Alicia C. said...

I'm a GFC follower
ohmiss14 at yahoo dot com ☮

Alicia C. said...

I'm an email subscriber #1
ohmiss14 at yahoo dot com ☮

Alicia C. said...

I'm an email subscriber #2
ohmiss14 at yahoo dot com ☮

Alicia C. said...

I follow you on Twitter
amccrenshaw
ohmiss14 at yahoo dot com ☮

Alicia C. said...

I like you on FB
alicia crenshaw
ohmiss14 at yahoo dot com ☮

pmernick said...

Tweet
http://twitter.com/#!/pmernick1/status/88311859706466304
PMNSL95 at triad dot rr dot com

pmernick said...

Tweet
http://twitter.com/#!/pmernick1/status/88624926000558080
PMNSL95 at triad dot rr dot com

Tanya Kozak said...

Hi there! I am not as green as I like but I do try to recycle and use recycled products. I also liked you on Facebook! Thanks!

pmernick said...

I voted for your photo
PMNSL95 at triad dot rr dot com
1

pmernick said...

I voted for your photo
PMNSL95 at triad dot rr dot com
2

pmernick said...

Tweet
http://twitter.com/#!/pmernick1/status/89018383449853952
PMNSL95 at triad dot rr dot com

Shelley said...

We try: we recycle what we can-I wish we had a curbside recycling program, I hang clothes out to dry,use reusable shopping bags, use some green cleaners etc. Thanks
mrspoofa(at)aol.com

Shelley said...

tweeted http://twitter.com/#!/Mrspoofa/status/89088983853842432
mrspoofa(at)aol.com

Shelley said...

I follow you on twitter @mrspoofa.
mrspoofa(at)aol.com

Shelley said...

I follow you gfc.
mrspoofa(at)aol.com

Shelley said...

I like you on facebook.
mrspoofa(at)aol.com

pmernick said...

I voted for your photo
PMNSL95 at triad dot rr dot com
1

pmernick said...

I voted for your photo
PMNSL95 at triad dot rr dot com
2

pmernick said...

Tweet
http://twitter.com/#!/pmernick1/status/89383625430274048
PMNSL95 at triad dot rr dot com

Elena said...

I recycle bottles and cans, buy organic food and energy saving lights bulbs.

elena150980@yahoo.com

Elena said...

I like you on Facebook (Elena Istomina)

elena150980@yahoo.com

Elena said...

I voted for your son

entry 1
elena150980@yahoo.com

Elena said...

I voted for your son

entry 2

elena150980@yahoo.com

Elena said...

GFC follower

elena150980@yahoo.com

Elena said...

follow you on Twitter @ElenaIstomina

elena150980@yahoo.com

Elena said...

I subscribe to your emails.

elena150980@yahoo.com

entry 1

Elena said...

I subscribe to your emails.

elena150980@yahoo.com

entry 2

Elena said...

Subscribe to your blog's updates via Yahoo Reader

elena150980@yahoo.com

Elena said...

Tweeted:
http://twitter.com/#!/ElenaIstomina/status/89401813723394048

elena150980@yahoo.com

Elena said...

I posted your blog's button on my blog:

http://frugalcalimom.blogspot.com

elena150980@yahoo.com

entry 1

Elena said...

I posted your blog's button on my blog:

http://frugalcalimom.blogspot.com

elena150980@yahoo.com

entry 2

Elena said...

I posted your blog's button on my blog:

http://frugalcalimom.blogspot.com

elena150980@yahoo.com

entry 3

HomemadeBaby said...

We try to be as green as possible, from sun-drying laundry to composting! There are a few things we could improve on, especially kid's stuff (like lots of food packaging), but we do pretty well!
Marysa {at} marysa {dot} com

HomemadeBaby said...

I follow your blog with GFC (HomeMadeBaby)
Marysa {at} marysa {dot} com

HomemadeBaby said...

I follow you on Twitter (Marysa1)
Marysa {at} marysa {dot} com

HomemadeBaby said...

I subscribe to your feed (RSS/Google Reader)
Marysa {at} marysa {dot} com

HomemadeBaby said...

I added your button to my blog:
http://healthyhomemadebaby.blogspot.com/
Marysa {at} marysa {dot} com
Entry 1

HomemadeBaby said...

I added your button to my blog:
http://healthyhomemadebaby.blogspot.com/
Marysa {at} marysa {dot} com
Entry 2

HomemadeBaby said...

I added your button to my blog:
http://healthyhomemadebaby.blogspot.com/
Marysa {at} marysa {dot} com
Entry 3

Elena said...

daily tweet:

http://twitter.com/#!/ElenaIstomina/status/89711964489646080

elena150980@yahoo.com

pmernick said...

Tweet
http://twitter.com/#!/pmernick1/status/89763143374479360
PMNSL95 at triad dot rr dot com

Shelley said...

tweeted http://twitter.com/#!/Mrspoofa/status/89788763663904768
mrspoofa(at)aol.com

AJ said...

We've gone green as much as we can!
shmilgah at yahoo.com

AJ said...

Email subscriber!
shmilgah at yahoo.com

AJ said...

I voted!
shmilgah at yahoo.com

AJ said...

Twitter follower-shmilgah
shmilgah at yahoo.com

AJ said...

Email subscriber
shmilgah at yahoo.com

AJ said...

gfc follower-aj
shmilgah at yahoo.com

AJ said...

rss subscriber
shmilgah at yahoo.com

AJ said...

email 2
shmilgah at yahoo.com

Elena said...

daily tweet:

http://twitter.com/#!/ElenaIstomina/status/90104222573535232

elena150980@yahoo.com

Caryn said...

I try to be green as much as possible by recycling, using reusable totes, saving water, etc.

caryn9802 at yahoo dot com

pmernick said...

Tweet
http://twitter.com/#!/pmernick1/status/90138287854993408
PMNSL95 at triad dot rr dot com

pmernick said...

I voted today
PMNSL95 at triad dot rr dot com
1

pmernick said...

I voted today
PMNSL95 at triad dot rr dot com
2

Janna @ Feed Your Pig said...

partial green
Thanks so much!! Janna Johnson jannajanna@hotmail.com janna@feedyoupig on gfc

pmernick said...

Tweet
http://twitter.com/#!/pmernick1/status/90464183988137984
PMNSL95 at triad dot rr dot com

Elena said...

daily tweet:

http://twitter.com/#!/ElenaIstomina/status/90471415756763136

elena150980@yahoo.com

shebebes said...

I HAVE TAKEN SMALL STEPS TO GOING GREEN LIKE RECYCLING, HOWEVER, I KNOW THERE IS A LOT MORE I COULD DO :)

shebebes@yahoo.com

shebebes said...

I FOLLOW ON GFC :)

shebebes@yahoo.com

shebebes said...

I LIKE WISHFUL THINKING 247 ON FB :)

(SHAYNA BROOKMAN)

shebebes@yahoo.com

shebebes said...

I AM AN EMAIL SUBSCRIBER :)

shebebes@yahoo.com

shebebes said...

I AM AN EMAIL SUBSCRIBER :)

#2

shebebes@yahoo.com

Shelley said...

tweeted http://twitter.com/#!/Mrspoofa/status/90537919827296256
mrspoofa(at)aol.com

April said...

Yes,I go green as much as possible!

Sarah said...

I try to go green - reusing, recycling, reducing waste and use of chemicals, etc.

Sarah said...

GFC follower Sarah

Sarah said...

Twitter follower @sarohioan

Sarah said...

https://twitter.com/#!/sarohioan/status/90646143456915457

Brittany C. said...

"I vote for A Kiss from Daddy"

Timshaun said...

I have not gone green yet.
Shaunda.Eppes at gmail dot com

Timshaun said...

I like that the BARE bottles are 100% air free.
Shaunda.Eppes at gmail dot com

Timshaun said...

GFC Follower
Shaunda.Eppes at gmail dot com

Timshaun said...

Email subscriber #1
Shaunda.Eppes at gmail dot com

Timshaun said...

Email subscriber #2
Shaunda.Eppes at gmail dot com

Timshaun said...

Follow via Google Reader
Shaunda.Eppes at gmail dot com

Teresa said...

I just started going green, and I am doing it as much as possible.

Timshaun said...

Twitter follower @Timshaun291
Shaunda.Eppes at gmail dot com

Timshaun said...

I like you on FB
Shaunda.Eppes at gmail dot com

Timshaun said...

Tweet:
https://mobile.twitter.com/#!/Timshaun291/status/90810516859129857
Shaunda.Eppes at gmail dot com

pmernick said...

Tweet
http://twitter.com/#!/pmernick1/status/90829262516531200
PMNSL95 at triad dot rr dot com

fanofjohnston said...

Have you "gone green" yet?
Not all the way green but really trying to stay on top of it
fanofjohnston@yahoo.com

rebecca wilcox said...

Our family is starting to go green, not all the way but we are making many changes in our day to day lives!

erma2164 said...

We are slowly but surely.
erma2164@sbcglobal.net

Elena said...

daily tweet:
http://twitter.com/#!/ElenaIstomina/status/90906846960955392

elena150980@yahoo.com

Diane52 said...

I am on my way to becoming 100 percent green.
Diane Baum
esldiane@gmail.com

Erica C. said...

I do a lot of green things, but there is definitely more I could do.

EmmaPeel said...

yes have gone green in many ways- water tank, a/c heat pump energy eff., light bulbs, re-using discards, recycling, conserving water


emmaspeel(at)gmail.com

EmmaPeel said...

I follow you via GFC!

emmaspeel(at)gmail.com

EmmaPeel said...

I follow you via twitter as Emma__Peel
emmaspeel(at)gmail.com

Erin E said...

I would say that I am half way to being green. Thank you for the lovely giveaway.
sewmuchstuff at ymail dot com

Erin E said...

I would love to try those bottles, and I hope they make it into production. I love the air vent.
sewmuchstuff at ymail dot com

«Oldest ‹Older   1 – 200 of 275   Newer› Newest»
 
Web Analytics