Tell insets to bug OFF! this Labor Day weekend (giveaway ends 9/5/14)



Sadly the end of summer is near. We have just one more weekend to squeeze in all our favorite summer activities before vacation season is over and kids return to school.

Do you have plans for the long holiday weekend?

My family and I are going upstate to have a barbecue with friends whom we haven’t hug out with in about 15 years. Aside from that and some last minute back to school shopping that is all that we have planned.

Many people have plans to go to the beach, camping or backyard barbecues.

Did you know that  97% of Americans think it’s important to spend time outside, but two-thirds don’t think they get enough of it. Do you think you get enough time outside?

Also, I find it interesting that eight in 10 stressed people agree that being outside allows them to relax, and exactly three quarters think getting outside is important for their physical health.

So people WANT to be outside. One reason why people don’t spend as much time outdoors as they’d like is insects (bugs). Bugs are the number one factor (70%) that can spoil time outdoors, even more than sudden swings in weather (47%) and allergies (36%).

Mosquitoes are probably one of the #1 nuisances. I can’t stand those pests! Not only are they annoying but they also carry serious diseases. Growing up they didn’t bother me as much. I just swatted them off my skin or smashed them dead. I wasn’t as fearful of mosquitoes as I am now. Back then we didn’t know about things like West Nile.

OFF! has some great tips to help protect you and your family Labor Day weekend (and year round) from the West Nile Virus.

West Nile Tips OFF

Thankfully OFF! carries products to help protect you and your family.

OFF Products

I didn’t even know that OFF! had an aerosol spray. OFF! Active® Aerosol Spray is idealfor those who plan to work up a sweat playing volleyball, or chasing the kids, OFF! Active is a great solution that resists sweat.

I am familiar with OFF! Deep Woods Aerosol Spray. This is perfect for people who enjoy going on hikes or camping in the woods.

I remember camping when I was younger. The bugs were horrible! They made me not want to leave the tent. They were relentless too! They wouldn’t give up and kept coming after you no matter how much you swatted at them.

One product that OFF! makes that is great for most family members is their OFF!® Clip-On™ repellent. It’s a personal mosquito repellent that doesn’t have to be applied to the skin. You simply clip it on to your belt (or another part of your clothing). It can provide you with up to 12 hours of protection. Perfect for those who want to enjoy a stay-cation reading a nice book under the sun, or for people like me who don’t like to spray stuff on their skin.

If you are planning on hosting a Labor Day backyard barbecue or pool party you might want to consider using OFF!® Bug Control Backyard Pretreat. This product can protect up to 6,000 sq. ft. of outdoor space from a whopping 110+ insects for up to eight weeks on hard, non-pourous surfaces. It also help protect trees, shrubs, ornamentals, structures and a number of vegetables from insect damage. 

If you would like to learn more about OFF! products you can visit www.Off.com. You can also check out the brand on Facebook (www.FB.com/OFF) and on Instagram, www.Instagram.com/OFFOutdoors. You can read what others are saying about being outdoors and bring protected against nasty bugs with the hashtag #TheOutdoorsMissesYou.

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OFF! would like to give a lucky winner an OFF! prize package which includes;

  • 2 OFF Clip-On Insect Repellents
  • 2 OFF! Family Care Spray
  • 2 OFF! Bite and Itch Relief Pens

Thanks OFF!

This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only and will end on September 5, 2014 at 11:59 PM (EST). The winner will be chosen at random using a random number generator from all eligible entries. The winner will be notified via e-mail and will have three days to reply or a new winner will be chosen in their place.

To enter please comment on this post and tell me what is your favorite outdoor activity?

For extra entries you can use the Rafflecopter widget (below) but you must complete the initial entry requirement or the additional entries wont’ qualify (I do check). Extra entries are optional.

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*I was not compensated for this post. I posted this for the enjoyment of my site readers. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way. OFF! will be providing the prize package.

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About Kimberly

Kimberly Vetrano resides in the suburbs of New York City with her family and "mini zoo" consisting of five cats, a dog and a Goldfish. Kimberly is a teacher's assistant for a Kindergarten class. When she is not working or blogging, Kimberly enjoys taking photos of nature and hanging out with family and friends.


  1. Almost anything with the kids! I think the highlight of our summer is when we take trips to the beaches along the Great Lakes.

  2. Patricia Wojnar Crowley says:

    We love roasting smores on a campfire!

  3. Having picnics at the park down the street is my favorite thing to do outdoors.

  4. playing games, like dodge ball or soccer

  5. My favorite outdoor activity is playing tennis!

  6. Melissa S says:

    My favorite outdoor activity is hiking through the woods near our home.

  7. Virginia Rowell says:

    My favorite outdoor activity is going on nature walks.

  8. My favorite door activity is to go fishing with my family.

  9. Amy Pratt says:

    I love rock hunting in the west desert of Utah.

  10. Cynthia C says:

    I enjoy walking at the park or in my neighborhood.

  11. Charlene Drake says:

    It’s a toss up between working in the yard or spending time in the pool.

  12. I like to go biking on trails.

  13. Melissa M says:

    We love to go camping.

  14. D Schmidt says:

    We love to go for walks together on the trails near our home.

  15. Going for a walk and picnics

  16. Dorothy Teel says:

    We love being outside in the pool and having a family bar be que and picnic, love summer for that when all the family gets together..

  17. Selene M. says:


  18. Jenniffer Kosior says:

    I love all out door activities I love to hunt, fish, walk, beaches, bike ride but most of all I love to golf and when you have to look for balls in the woods you must have your off on or you will get bitten alive. Love my off <3

  19. Jasmine R says:

    We like to go swimming and camping! 🙂

  20. Christina G. says:

    My favorite outdoor activity is mowing the lawn. Thanks for the giveaway!

  21. We love playing sports, hanging out at the lake, and walking the dogs.

  22. I enjoy riding my bike

  23. My favorite outdoor activity is going swimming

  24. Marti Tabora says:

    My favorite outdoor activity is playing ball with the dogs. They love it a lot too.

  25. We love having all the kids over for cookouts and playing.

  26. We love to go camping, swimming and having backyard barbecues.

  27. Kimberly Schotz says:

    We enjoy picnics and BBQ’s

  28. gardening 🙂

  29. fun while walking

  30. Christina Foley says:

    We love camping! Or going for bike rides to the park, having a picnic and playing.

  31. Michele Behlen says:

    My favorite outdoor activity is gardening.

  32. I love to go walking and go swimming.

  33. Nicole Millheim says:

    We love to go fishing

  34. Jessica To says:

    We like playing ball in the yard.

  35. Jennifer Rote says:

    I like to go for walks with my son.

  36. Trisha Burgess says:

    My favorite is going on walks!!

  37. Monique Rizzo says:

    I love Softball and swimming.

  38. Valerie Taylor Mabrey says:

    I like walking in the park with my hubby.
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  39. tammy shelton says:

    My favorite is walking on the beach.

  40. My favorite outdoor activity is swimming in the pool.

  41. sitting by the pool or hiking

  42. We love going swimming and going to the beach.

  43. We like to take walks through our woods.

  44. melissaandkeith miller says:

    we love to go hiking

  45. rochelle haynes says:

    I like to walk in the park

  46. Susan Christy says:

    Gardening and working in my yard.

  47. We spend a lot of time on the patio, doing yardwork and in the pool. Different times, we are bothered by various bugs. You do have to patrol for wasps setting up nests under furniture, in hedges, sometimes right on the side of the house.
    So anyway my fave outdoor activity is swimming

  48. christine j says:

    i love going swimming

  49. Jessica H. says:

    We love to go berry picking and fishing as a family. Thank you for the wonderful giveaway!

  50. We like camping and fishing.

  51. I love camping with my family.

  52. My favorite outdoor activities are yard work& gardening!!!

  53. nicolette collazo says:

    hiking/nature walks

  54. Taj Kingston (Tonya) says:

    Our favorite Summer activity is going creeking!

  55. My favorite outdoor activity is backpacking.

  56. I like cycling.

  57. We love just playing outdoors with the boys! Love picnics and park adventures as well as swimming in our pool/

  58. Maria Gentry says:

    Catching fireflys

  59. Samii Meyer says:

    I love fishing outdoors with my family.

  60. We love hiking and camping!

  61. My favorite outdoor activity is fishing!

  62. Mihaela Day says:

    My favorite outdoor activity is playing baskeball

  63. Cheryll Shubert says:

    Camping with the kids! So fun for everyone!

  64. Jay French says:

    I enjoy hiking out doors and bugs really make it difficult.

  65. I like hiking.

  66. Samantha Daleo says:

    I love to take walks with my Beagle.

  67. Rebecca Lock says:

    Gardening is my favorite outdoor activity.

  68. Laurie Emerson says:

    My favorite outdoor activity is hiking and camping.

  69. Laurie Emerson says:

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  70. Stephanie Galbraith says:

    We like to go camping.

  71. Brittney House says:

    My favorite activity is going to the beach.

  72. Heather Sorrell says:

    Walking along the beach, collecting shells as I relax!

  73. I love camping!

  74. We love to swim in our pool and BBQ with friends and family

  75. Carolyn Daley says:

    My favorite outdoor activity is swimming.

  76. Penny Snyder says:

    I love to go hiking!!~

  77. tina reynolds says:

    We love going geocaching thanks for the chance

  78. OUr familu love to camp.

  79. ESTELA KLEMP says:

    We love riding the dunes and trails in our ATVs.

  80. We like riding bikes in our neighborhood

  81. susan smoaks says:

    i enjoy walking in the summer with my husband. we have so much to talk about and we have a great time.

  82. I love playing tennis!

  83. I enjoy hiking!

  84. Cheryl Reinhardt says:

    Kyaking is my favorite outdoor activity

  85. Christian Alejandro says:

    bike rides are a blast!