This Stay At Home Mom Has An Invention For You

by Susan

Christmas Giveaway 2007 Sweepstakes

Stephanie left her career as a lawyer 6 years ago to be home with her two children.

And like many of the moms we feature here at “5 Minutes for Mom”, she decided to turn a problem into a product and add to her family’s income.

Go4-It TowelStephanie liked to exercise at the gym, but she hated placing her towel on the dirty floor or having it fall off the machine and land on the dirty floor.

So she solved the problem and invented a product that is great for all women and men who like to exercise.

Introducing the Go4-It Towel… A magnetic exercise towel with detachable pocket. The towel sticks to all exercise equipment so you can keep it near you and off the germy floor.

The detachable pocket holds up to 2 lbs. of your personal valuables such as your keys, ipod, cell phone, money, jewelry, gym card, etc.

The pocket and magnet are removable so that you can easily toss the towel in your washing machine.

Although the inspiration for the towel came from exercising at a gym, the uses are far broader. Here’s a few ideas of where the magnetic towel would come in handy:

  • Exercising on your own home gym equipment.
  • Playing tennis.
  • Shooting hoops at the basketball court.
  • Working on car repairs.
  • Jogging with your baby in a stroller.
  • And of course exercising at a public gym.

This clever invention makes a perfect Christmas gift. Visit http://www.goforitproducts.com to stock up and start checking names off your Christmas shopping list.

Stephanie is donating five Go4-It Towels for prizes in this Christmas Giveaway.

If you want to be one of the lucky five, all the instructions are in the Christmas Giveaway 2007 post (including the code to put our Christmas Giveaway button on your site.)

But here is the quick run through:

  1. Leave a comment on this post to be entered.
  2. Either post a link to this contest OR post a button linking to our Christmas Giveaway post. (If you post the button and link to the Christmas Giveaway, you are qualified to enter in all the upcoming Christmas Giveaway contests. And we have many more contests to come!) Non-bloggers are welcome too – we understand you can’t link – but feel free to pass the word on to your friends.

(This giveaway is open to US shipping addresses only.)



Email Author    |    Website About Susan

Susan Carraretto and her identical twin, Janice Croze, created 5 Minutes for Mom in 2006. Susan loves all social media, but her top addiction these days is Pinterest. She recently published a children's book titled "The Pest Detectives" which you can download now in digital format for free.

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1 Melissa Styler November 18, 2007 at 5:05 pm

This is the perfect gift for my hubby! Sign me up!!

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2 Courtney November 18, 2007 at 5:24 pm

How clever! Sign me up!

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3 Angela November 18, 2007 at 5:45 pm

Oh what a great idea!

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4 ELLIE November 18, 2007 at 5:53 pm

now this is something that I could so use!!!
Count me in!!

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5 sue November 18, 2007 at 5:54 pm

MAN, I wish I had thought of that!! I am forever tucking a sweaty towel into my pocket etc and carrying a bag with all my stuff. Hope I win!!
Thanks
Sue

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6 Ginny November 18, 2007 at 5:58 pm

Very cool, enter me!

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7 Heather November 18, 2007 at 5:58 pm

What a great idea!

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8 Peggie November 18, 2007 at 6:09 pm
9 Shana Bell November 18, 2007 at 6:38 pm

Super idea! Count me in!

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10 michelle November 18, 2007 at 6:48 pm

Sounds like a handy towel to have! Count me in!

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11 Mama Zen November 18, 2007 at 7:04 pm

Very cool!

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12 bebemiqui November 18, 2007 at 7:11 pm

I would love to have this at the gym.

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13 Michele November 18, 2007 at 7:53 pm

Great idea! Perfect for my workouts!

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14 devildogwife November 18, 2007 at 7:59 pm

My husband would absolutely love this. Sign me up!!

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15 robin November 18, 2007 at 8:32 pm

what a cool thing! I can think of a few people these would be great for. Thanks!

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16 Krista November 18, 2007 at 8:57 pm

This sounds really handy! Sign me up please!

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17 Sara November 18, 2007 at 9:03 pm

This is GREAT! Sure wish I was creative enough to come up with something so neat and useful! This would be something we could all use around here! Thanks for the info….And the GREAT chance to win!

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18 Angela and Nate November 18, 2007 at 9:23 pm

I work at a gym and this looks great! I’d love to win one!

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19 Rhen (yestheyareallmine) November 18, 2007 at 9:27 pm

That is such a spiffy idea! Sign me up please.

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20 Alice November 18, 2007 at 9:31 pm

My husband exercises at the gym every morning. He needs one of these.

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21 Julie Robinson November 18, 2007 at 9:39 pm

How smart . . . I bet a mom created this! Thanks for the giveaway, I’d love to win!

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22 Sara K November 18, 2007 at 9:40 pm

great idea!

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23 Jill November 18, 2007 at 9:50 pm

this would be so great for the gym. Thanks for the contest.

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24 SJ November 18, 2007 at 9:52 pm

Oh that is the neatest little idea! I could use that for sure!

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25 Jill at the Well-Read Child November 18, 2007 at 10:13 pm

Very cool invention! Please count me in!

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26 Noreen November 18, 2007 at 10:28 pm

Wow, a really great idea and I could use one!

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27 Donna November 18, 2007 at 10:32 pm

I’d love to get one of these for my sister!

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28 Lisa November 18, 2007 at 10:41 pm

I would love this—thank you!

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29 Elizabeth November 18, 2007 at 10:43 pm

I exercise at the gym! I want. I want. LOL

So many cool giveaways.

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30 Angie November 18, 2007 at 10:52 pm

Very cool product! Please enter me.
http://angierambles.blogspot.com

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31 stacey November 18, 2007 at 10:57 pm

how cool!

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32 sue November 18, 2007 at 11:04 pm

How cool is that…I would love to win one of the towels.

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33 Stephanie Lanza Harvey November 18, 2007 at 11:32 pm

great idea! count me in…. =)

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34 Melanie November 18, 2007 at 11:58 pm

What a neat idea!

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35 Amanda November 19, 2007 at 12:31 am

this is awesome. hubby and I could both use it

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36 heather h November 19, 2007 at 12:48 am

I’ve had my towel fall on the floor a zillion times and the gym and it totally grosses me out. Ewww. This is such a cool invention!

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37 cheri November 19, 2007 at 1:12 am

I’ve mssed out on the inventing gene, but I’m more than willing to take advantage of others. Sign me up!

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38 Caryn Bailey November 19, 2007 at 1:19 am

Very cool! Count me in!

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39 LivingforGod November 19, 2007 at 1:26 am

Please count me in. Thanks!

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40 LifeofFaith November 19, 2007 at 1:34 am

Please enter me. Thank you!

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41 Natalie November 19, 2007 at 1:46 am

That’s great! Count me in!

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42 Katie November 19, 2007 at 2:29 am

This is great! Please enter me!!

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43 melody is slurping life November 19, 2007 at 2:43 am

Oh, oh! Ms. Exercise Fanatic Former Personal Trainer And Aerobics Instructor breathing heavily for this one. Me! Enter me, pick me, please and thank you. :)

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44 TNChick November 19, 2007 at 2:44 am

Wow, that’s a pretty nifty idea! Please, enter me, too!

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45 Sheena November 19, 2007 at 3:04 am

My future mother in law would love this.

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46 Cryssy November 19, 2007 at 3:35 am

Cool, my hubby would love it.

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47 Renae November 19, 2007 at 5:29 am

I would love to win one for my sister. She’s a gym-a-holic!! :)

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48 Carey November 19, 2007 at 7:41 am

Count me in please! I know exactly who to give this one too.

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49 Bess November 19, 2007 at 8:36 am

Count me in! :)

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50 April Russell November 19, 2007 at 8:54 am

Please enter me. Thanks!

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51 Jenny M November 19, 2007 at 9:10 am

Great Idea;). This would be good for our umbrella stroller too with the metal poles. Thanks for hte chance!

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52 Wendy November 19, 2007 at 9:12 am

This would be perfect for my husband! Please enter me:)

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53 Mary_Freebies November 19, 2007 at 9:22 am

Interesting towel!

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54 Laura H. November 19, 2007 at 10:11 am

Great invention!!

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55 Keara November 19, 2007 at 10:15 am

Very cool!

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56 BP November 19, 2007 at 10:17 am

What a great idea!

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57 Chondra November 19, 2007 at 10:53 am

How cool is that! I gotta have one!

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58 Courtney November 19, 2007 at 11:16 am

What a great product. I could really use this.

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59 Heather November 19, 2007 at 11:24 am

Great idea and a wonderful website!! I posted it up at work!

heather

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60 Andrea P. November 19, 2007 at 11:31 am

what a great idea! good job stephanie.

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61 Cindi Hoppes November 19, 2007 at 12:07 pm

Hi, Please enter me in this great idea contest! I have always hated gyms floors, etc. I would love to win one of the towels. Thanks, Cindi

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62 rachel November 19, 2007 at 12:15 pm

oh, that sounds like a great idea! I’d love to win one!

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63 Amy P November 19, 2007 at 12:16 pm

Please count me in for this one!

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64 Charlotte November 19, 2007 at 12:29 pm

Wow! This is something that I could definitely use. Count me in!

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65 Barbara November 19, 2007 at 1:47 pm

You go girl! Great idea!

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66 Christine November 19, 2007 at 2:00 pm

Brillant idea. Please count me in!

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67 Stephanie J. November 19, 2007 at 3:17 pm

Great invention! Enter me please!

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68 Richelle F November 19, 2007 at 3:23 pm

How clever! Sign me up!

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69 Kelly November 19, 2007 at 3:57 pm

Please enter me. :-)

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70 Andrea November 19, 2007 at 4:23 pm

What a fabulous invention!

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71 Julie Sivley November 19, 2007 at 6:44 pm

I am so excited about this product! I whipped up a homemade version of this about 5 years ago (without the magnet), but this is amazing… so great! Pick me— and I’m ordering more!

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72 Heather November 19, 2007 at 8:03 pm

I know just the person I would give this to.

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73 Fuzzy November 19, 2007 at 8:34 pm

love it. Please enter me!

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74 jo evans November 19, 2007 at 8:48 pm

love it soooooooo much.

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75 Regina November 19, 2007 at 8:48 pm

please include me…i’ll pass the word…my blog is down

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76 betty rood November 19, 2007 at 9:48 pm

grown kids could use this! enter me…
happy holidays!

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77 HollowSquirrel November 19, 2007 at 10:43 pm

oooh that’s a good idea. My mom would love it, too!

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78 Melissa November 19, 2007 at 11:20 pm

Very clever! I just started working out again and this would be perfect!

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79 Michelle November 19, 2007 at 11:30 pm

Wow! That is incredibly clever! I never knew where to put my towel and this genius. Please enter me!

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80 Nancy Jachcik November 20, 2007 at 12:07 am

Great idea!

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81 Saph -Walk With Me November 20, 2007 at 1:00 am

Please enter me!!!

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82 Tab November 20, 2007 at 1:01 am

That is awesome, sign me up!

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83 Kerith Collins November 20, 2007 at 1:09 am

i want in!

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84 @nnaliza November 20, 2007 at 2:08 am

ahhhh awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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85 A Bishops wife November 20, 2007 at 7:39 am

Really nifty.

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86 Barb Szyszkiewicz, sfo November 20, 2007 at 9:15 am

Genius idea!
My link is up.

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87 Pamela Kramer November 20, 2007 at 9:28 am

Sure count me in! Give me a reason to get back in the gym. lol

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88 Two Sisters November 20, 2007 at 10:56 am

Oh wow. This sounds like a wonderful invention!

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89 Amanda Rigsby November 20, 2007 at 1:17 pm

Great gift for that fitness buff. Great idea too!

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90 Kierra November 20, 2007 at 3:11 pm

Nice one for the gym! Thanks!

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91 Cute2Carry Handbags November 20, 2007 at 3:17 pm

I’m a runner, and this is a really cute idea for the treadmill!

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92 Heather November 20, 2007 at 4:01 pm

This will be great to help me stay organized at the gym!

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93 Nissa H. November 20, 2007 at 5:00 pm

That is Way cool!

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94 Janine November 20, 2007 at 5:18 pm

perfect for the treadmill! :)

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95 spaghettipie November 20, 2007 at 5:19 pm

Gym? what’s a gym?

Just kidding. Please count me in.

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96 Carrie November 20, 2007 at 6:52 pm

count me in.

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97 Laura November 20, 2007 at 8:05 pm
98 T. Thomas November 20, 2007 at 10:19 pm

Sounds interesting. Thanks!

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99 Mommy Bee November 20, 2007 at 10:33 pm

This is so smart! Wow!

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100 Amy November 20, 2007 at 10:49 pm

Oooh! This is great. Thanks so much for the awesome giveaway. Please enter my name!
Amy

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101 Kristal November 20, 2007 at 11:07 pm

This is such a great idea. This would definitely be a great towel for the gym. I love it.

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102 rod November 20, 2007 at 11:55 pm

handy..

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103 Linda SS November 21, 2007 at 12:14 am

Now this is one of those ingenious ideas that I’m asking myself “Why didn’t I think of that!” Great idea – I’d love to win this:)

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104 Kristi November 21, 2007 at 12:19 am

great gift for hubby

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105 Lindsey November 21, 2007 at 12:29 am

Please add me in

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106 Kimbrah November 21, 2007 at 2:24 am

How clever!

Thanks again for hosting. :)

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107 Diana November 21, 2007 at 4:21 am

Interesting invention! Sign me up!

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108 Marianna Ballard November 21, 2007 at 5:05 am

Cool idea! Thanks for the giveaway!

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109 melissa November 21, 2007 at 7:32 am

Very cool. I always put stuff in my pockets that falls out when I lay down to do sit ups!

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110 Alicia November 21, 2007 at 9:03 am

what a great invention – anything to keep all my stuff together

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111 Ron Miller November 21, 2007 at 9:26 am

win this, and I’d need to start working out… oh boy

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112 Melanie November 21, 2007 at 9:51 am

Great idea- I love one.

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113 CoachJ November 21, 2007 at 10:12 am

I love it!! I hate putting my towel anywhere at the gym ’cause you don’t know who’s been there before you! Great idea, and I want one!

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114 Heather Walker November 21, 2007 at 11:14 am

Cool – that would be fun.

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115 Mommy Brain November 21, 2007 at 11:48 am

What a great invention! Since one of our family presents is a membership to the Y, this would be great.

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116 Not the Queen November 21, 2007 at 1:06 pm

Great invention! Count me in, please!

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117 Jennifer November 21, 2007 at 1:17 pm

Sign me up!

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118 Deanne November 21, 2007 at 2:00 pm

Cool invention, and so practical! Sign me up!

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119 The Estrogen Files November 21, 2007 at 2:26 pm

Thanks! Count me in.

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120 Nicole November 21, 2007 at 2:30 pm

Whoo Hooo. count me in….

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121 Megan K November 21, 2007 at 3:25 pm

Sign me up!

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122 Mama Pajama November 21, 2007 at 4:43 pm

Please count me in! Thanks!

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123 Ginny November 21, 2007 at 7:33 pm

Hope I win :-)

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124 Dawn November 21, 2007 at 7:59 pm

What a great idea. I would love one.

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125 Kristin November 21, 2007 at 8:40 pm

My SIL needs this!

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126 Lesha November 21, 2007 at 9:01 pm

Awesome!

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127 Sarah November 21, 2007 at 9:02 pm

count me in…looks handy, and I know someone who could really use this!

Thanks so much!
sharvey at connections-etc dot net

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128 Doreen November 21, 2007 at 10:29 pm

What a unique ‘tool’ for working out!

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129 Monique November 21, 2007 at 11:00 pm

Great idea!

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130 Jessica T November 22, 2007 at 2:17 am

Count me in!

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131 ElleBee November 22, 2007 at 2:44 am

What a great idea!

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132 Jynell November 22, 2007 at 9:33 am

Pick me! Pick ME!!! :D

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133 Michelle November 22, 2007 at 10:18 am

Thanks

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134 Michelle November 22, 2007 at 11:56 am

I would love to be entered. Moms really do come up with some of the best and most creative ideas.

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135 Jennifer Barr November 22, 2007 at 6:14 pm

would love to win :)

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136 Denise November 22, 2007 at 8:23 pm

What a great idea! count me in :)

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137 Tammy November 23, 2007 at 12:52 am

Yes, please enter me for this.

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138 esther November 23, 2007 at 8:59 am

great contest

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139 Jackie November 23, 2007 at 9:59 am

Brilliant idea – I want one of these!

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140 Shaun Wallner November 23, 2007 at 11:22 am

Wow thats a great idea, I’d love to have one

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141 Cheryl November 23, 2007 at 11:26 am

Perfect for my aerobics class!

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142 Jennifer Kmita November 23, 2007 at 12:21 pm

Very clever.

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143 Patricia Hill November 23, 2007 at 1:17 pm

Perfect for my oldest son

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144 Sleeping Mommy November 23, 2007 at 2:08 pm

Enter me please!

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145 Carliss Williams November 23, 2007 at 2:40 pm

Cute towel why didnt , I think of that !!!

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146 Julie Zep November 23, 2007 at 3:27 pm

super smart. Count me in!

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147 Kristin November 23, 2007 at 4:01 pm

Count me in!

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148 Pamela White November 23, 2007 at 5:26 pm

Count me in to exercise even during the holidays with these clothes.

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149 Shakeia Rieux November 23, 2007 at 8:41 pm

enter me

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150 Brenda Howard November 23, 2007 at 8:49 pm

Great Idea, sign me up

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151 martha brannan November 23, 2007 at 9:09 pm

thats a great idea thank u

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152 America November 23, 2007 at 9:42 pm

exercise me

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153 Pauline Burns November 23, 2007 at 11:06 pm

So cool

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154 R Hicks November 24, 2007 at 12:41 am

Great accessory

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155 Valerie Mitchell November 24, 2007 at 1:07 am

fabulous

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156 Tamara Leonard Merritt November 24, 2007 at 3:52 am

Great prize!
It’s Mahhhhhhhhhhvelous!

Linked back

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157 Joleen Larsen November 24, 2007 at 5:04 am

what a wonderful product.

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158 Vicki November 24, 2007 at 7:22 am

What a great idea!

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159 jayedee November 24, 2007 at 11:15 am

please put my name in the hat! thank you and good luck to all!

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160 Noralee November 24, 2007 at 12:38 pm

What a great idea!!! My son is a personal trainer and this would be a great gift!!

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161 gina November 24, 2007 at 1:37 pm

ha, if I win, I’ll have to get my butt to the gym- perfect inspiration. :)

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162 Janice November 24, 2007 at 2:31 pm

This would be great for all my workouts.

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163 Julie Lawrence November 24, 2007 at 4:39 pm

nice!!!

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164 CAROLYN November 24, 2007 at 4:53 pm

MAYBE THIS WILL MAKE MY HUSBAND PICK UP HIS TOWEL!

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165 Jeannie November 24, 2007 at 7:30 pm

This would go great for me and my treadmill, count me in!

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166 philip halter November 24, 2007 at 8:13 pm

love to win

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167 Michelle Carter November 24, 2007 at 10:24 pm

Thanks for all the contests!

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168 Tina November 24, 2007 at 10:45 pm

perfect for the gym!

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169 Marlene November 24, 2007 at 11:18 pm

What an awesome idea, I could really use one when I use the treadmil.

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170 Nina November 24, 2007 at 11:43 pm

I’d love to win this…thanks!

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171 Natalie November 25, 2007 at 12:33 am

Great idea. Clever

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172 Kim Myers November 25, 2007 at 12:38 am

towel looks great. What a nifty idea

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173 Charlene Kuser November 25, 2007 at 5:00 am

Oh this would be nice when I workout and what a
great invention.Please enter me

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174 JoAnn zimmerman November 25, 2007 at 7:26 am

Wow this would be neat to take to gym

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175 Heather C November 25, 2007 at 8:25 am

Fabulous idea!

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176 Elizabeth November 25, 2007 at 8:51 am

I’m in!

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177 Karen Matlock November 25, 2007 at 9:20 am

please enter me.

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178 Spring November 25, 2007 at 12:25 pm

sign me up please

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179 Jessica A. November 25, 2007 at 1:09 pm

Very Clever, Enter me please.

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180 pat November 25, 2007 at 1:42 pm

I DEFINITELY need one of these towels!
It will be great for treadmilling.
thx.

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181 Melanie G November 25, 2007 at 2:44 pm

This would be a fun gift. Please enter me :)

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182 Jennifer Parrett November 25, 2007 at 2:53 pm

Count me in. I’m always looking for ways to make exercise more fun.

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183 becky huffman November 25, 2007 at 4:23 pm

pretty neat

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184 Danny S November 25, 2007 at 4:41 pm

great idea very cleaver

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185 Ginger November 25, 2007 at 4:41 pm

Count me in

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186 jessica November 25, 2007 at 5:03 pm

enter me please!

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187 Stacey Moore November 25, 2007 at 5:13 pm

We would love to win!!!!!!!

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188 Christy November 25, 2007 at 5:23 pm

Would love to win.

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189 Modern Mami November 25, 2007 at 5:44 pm

This is so great! A towel with a pocket! Why didn’t I think of that?! ;)

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190 Brit November 25, 2007 at 5:46 pm

I’m actually working out at an outdoor bootcamp right now and this would be great!!!

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191 Jennifer Smith November 25, 2007 at 6:45 pm

How handy.

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192 Reiza November 25, 2007 at 6:48 pm

This sounds like it could be very useful. Very neat.

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193 trish November 25, 2007 at 7:31 pm

my hubby is a fitness trainer…what a cool idea!

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194 Rosanne Morrison November 25, 2007 at 7:50 pm

cool idea

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195 S.P. November 25, 2007 at 8:32 pm

Great idea!

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196 Laura M November 25, 2007 at 9:24 pm

SUPER idea! Please enter me!

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197 Laurie in TN November 25, 2007 at 9:44 pm

What a great idea! Count me in!

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198 Abigail November 25, 2007 at 10:43 pm

What a cool workout towel!

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199 Sarah Berry November 25, 2007 at 10:53 pm

Boy do I need to exercise this would be great

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200 Kellyn November 25, 2007 at 11:31 pm

A much needed item! Great idea!

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201 you da mom! November 26, 2007 at 10:23 pm

maybe this will motivate me to get on the treadmill! please include me!

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202 melissa l. November 27, 2007 at 11:33 am

how practical!

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203 Romie November 27, 2007 at 6:14 pm

What a great idea – would love it!

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204 Brandi November 30, 2007 at 1:34 am

OHHHHHH! Something for me!

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205 lcahill December 2, 2007 at 8:46 am

This makes me want to take up exercising. ;)

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206 Celeste December 4, 2007 at 2:25 pm

Neat! My mom would love this!

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207 Nicola December 5, 2007 at 12:08 pm

If we stick it to the fridge, do you think the children would stop leaving their cute little finger prints everywhere?
THIS IS A BRILLANT IDEA!

Thanks,
Nicola

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208 Erin Maurer December 6, 2007 at 3:02 am

I want it

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209 Darci R December 19, 2007 at 9:57 pm

Please enter me.

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