Don't Bite Me! Patch Review & Giveaway - CLOSED -

Friday, October 30, 2009

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I live in Indonesia, which is a tropical country where we have only two types of weather: summer and rain. Living in a tropical country means: Lots of Mosquitoes ! Yes, we have many mosquitoes here, especially at my house where we have "an open-air design" -- we have an open-air / no-roof style in our living room -- so you can imagine the many mosquitoes that would annoy us the whole night while watching TV. Usually they come out at night, 6 pm onwards. So what me and my family used to do is spray some bug repellent lotions and / or put on some mosquito-repellent device which use electricity or we burn a traditional mosquito-repellent incense (actually it's not like an incense stick but I don't know what i should call it in english).

Anyway, it's been bothersome to me and my family. We hate to burn the incense because it would creates smokes, we also hate to plug the device because they usually don't last long and it would certainly add to our electricity bill, and I don't like to use the repellent lotion everyday, it's sticky and it's not good for my skin health. So when I stumbled upon "Don't Bite Me! Patch" on a website I thought "this is what me and my family needs" (and maybe what people in tropical countries might need too ;p). Of course at first the name strikes me as "odd" too, but I was curious and here's what I learned from the website:

The "Don't Bite Me! Patch" operates in Houston, TX, where insects are a huge problem. The owners of the company are not chemists, just parents who wanted to make a difference.
The Don't Bite Me! Patch uses a patent pending technology and formula to deliver natural ingredients into the body via a topical patch application. Only two ingredients are in the patch, Vitamin B1 and Aloe. The body's natural response to excess Vitamin B1 is to excrete it through the pores, covering up the carbon dioxide that we emit naturally. (Carbon dioxide is what attracts insects.) This process makes an invisible barrier around the body, making the user unattractive to insects. The Aloe serves as an anti-inflammatory agent, minimizing the reaction in the event you do experience a bite.
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I am so lucky to have the opportunity to try this "Don't Bite Me! Patch". When it finally arrived I eagerly ask my family to wear it that night. They provided the instructions on how to wear the patch at the website and it's really easy, kinda like putting on band-aids. We all wore our patches except for my mom who was not at home when I handed the patches. Because the mosquitoes usually came around 6 pm so we put our patches at 4 pm. IT WORKS! the mosquitoes weren't even near us, it seems that they suddenly lose interest in us. They were just flying around in our house but AWAY from us. This patch is Magic!
My mom came home at around 8 pm and she was the only one in the living room who were busy trying to make the mosquitoes away from her while we were all relaxing, sitting and watching TV without having to shoo away any mosquitoes ;p
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I love this product! The patch is thin and clear so I almost forgot that it's there. It's also safe for children, waterproof and lasts for up to 36 hrs! And it's a natural product too!
Hubby got a little tiny rash though, it happened when he take off his patch but I think it's because of the adhesive or maybe just a little minor side effect, the rest of my family doesn't experience it at all. It also stated in the website that Dermatitis or more serious hypersensitivity reactions occur rarely.
Anyway, I was up to the challenge of putting it on for 36 hrs to test it, I didn't remove it while showering because it's waterproof (you could even wear it while swimming), and it does work it's magic in that 36 hrs, I only got 2 mosquitoes on my thigh but I don't think they even bite me. So, all in all, this product really exceed my family's expectation (my mom even begged me to give her a patch the next day!) :D

Do Good While You Shop:
And what I love most of this company is that they are determined to get their product into the hands of people in countries where diseases and deaths are so common in their way of life. They are currently working together with several organizations and they also would like to see their product get to Africa, where one child dies every 30 seconds from Malaria, and if you want to help their mission please check out their "our mission" page in the website to help make a difference.

Of course this excellent patch is not only good for mosquitoes but also for other biting bugs that you found in the garden, at the camp park or at your backyard and it's totally safe for kids and children! So it should be on the must-have item list for your kids camping trip or when you take them out to play in the park. And just like what they said in their website; whether you're swimming, camping, golfing, gardening, hunting, fishing or watching an outdoor event, you can now enjoy your time outdoors, not dread it!



WIN WIN WIN !
The people at Don't Bite Me! Patch are really generous, they have kindly offer A Box of Don't Bite Me! Patch (10 patches) as our giveaway prize! And SURPRISE: there'll be THREE WINNERS !! Yep, you heard me. Three Winners! ^o^


Please pay attention to The RULES before you enter.


RULES :
(To be eligible for this giveaway contest you MUST do the MANDATORY below. You only need 1 Mandatory entry to enter, but you could also have Additional entries to maximize your chances, please remember to leave each entry in a separate comment box or it won't be counted)


To ENTER (MANDATORY) : You must tell me in a comment on this post, why do you want to win this prize or why do you think you need it. (1 entry)


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NOTE : Remember to include your email in the comment box so I can reach you if you win.
Your entries will be visible after my approval so All entries that does not apply with the rules will not be counted and I will not published the entry!


This giveaway will end on Nov 13, 2009 at 24:00 pm.
This giveaway is open for worldwide !
Winner will be announced here on Nov 14, 2009.

I will use random.org to pick the winning number. If the winner does not respond within 48hrs then I will have to choose another winner and will announce it again in my blog.

Good luck to everyone! ^__^


This giveaway is also featured on FreeGrechen.
This giveaway is listed at All Things Bloggy.


I did not receive any form of cash for this review and this is written based on my own honest opinion (other people may have different opinions). Many thanks to Don't Bite Me! Patch who had provided the product(s) to be reviewed.

39 comments:

Aik said...

I live in Malaysia, which is hot and humid. In my area, mosquitoes are everywhere! I really need the Don't Bite Me Patch!

aikychien at yahoo dot com

Aik said...

Studies have shown that Vitamin B1 metabolizes in the body to reduce human odors attractive to insects. The Don't Bite Me! Patch is a revolutionary, new product that provides an alternative to traditional insect repellent.

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Aik said...

I'm a follower.

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Aik said...

I'm a follower.

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Aik said...

Commented on the Purple Pig Shirts Review.

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Aik said...

I subscribed via RSS.

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Aik said...

I follow you on Twitter @aikchien

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Aik said...

I tweeted.

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Aik said...

Follower of Two Thousand Things.

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Aik said...

I entered the Envirosax giveaway.

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Bebemiqui said...

I didn't know vitamin B could make you less attractive to bugs!
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Wendi P said...

I want to win these because my youngest daughter gets eaten alive by mosquitos during the spring and summer.

Wendi P said...

I learned from the Don't Bite Me Patch website that I can purchase these at Rite Aid which is very close to my house.

Wendi P said...

I follow you on Google friend connect.

Anonymous said...

i need it for my camping trip next month!


wibardi at yahoo

Anonymous said...

i learned that vitamin B could actually help us to avoid bugs.


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Anonymous said...

im a follower


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Anonymous said...

i'm a follower

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Anonymous said...

i entered envirosax giveaway

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Anonymous said...

i'm a follower of two thousand things

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Xenia said...

We totally need this! I love that it is safe for children because we pretty much had to avoid our yard this past summer because of the mosquitoes so it would be so great if we could go out there next year and actually enjoy it without being eaten!

xpsundell at gmail dot com

Xenia said...

From the website I learned, unfortunately, that the closest retail location to me is between 15 and 20 miles away. Too bad there isn't a closer one.

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Xenia said...

I'm following your blog now!

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Xenia said...

Blog follower. #2

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Xenia said...

I'm following you on Twitter now (@thxmailcarrier).

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Tweet! http://twitter.com/thxmailcarrier/status/5667463793

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one4earth said...

I am a nature photographer, and thus am outside a lot during bug season. I could really use these too as I refuse to use chemicals.
Angie
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one4earth said...

I learned that "Then the body's natural response to excess Vitamin B1 is to excrete it through the pores, covering up the carbon dioxide that we emit naturally." TOO COOL!
Angie
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one4earth said...

I follow your blog.
Angie
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one4earth said...

I follow your blog. 2
Angie
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one4earth said...

I follow TwoThousandThings.
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one4earth said...

I entered the Pulp Sushi Giveaway.
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nynekats said...

I spend a lot of time outdoors in the summer/spring/fall hiking and just enjoying my garden...thus skeeters. LOL
Scott
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nynekats said...

"Taking Vitamin B1 in mega doses does not deliver the same effect as our patch because the stomach digests the Vitamin B1 prior to it entering the bloodstream, therefore losing efficiency." wow!
Scott
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nynekats said...

1) following your blog
Scott
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nynekats said...

2) following your blog
Scott
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nynekats said...

following TwoThousandThings
Scott
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nynekats said...

entered the Pulp Sushi Giveaway
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