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Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Cool! Grippies

SUPERDUMB BONUS! Get 10% off your order of two or more sheets of Grippies with code COOL10 through June!


***WINNER PICKED 5/22 WITH RANDOM.ORG*** ***CONGRATULATIONS, JenO!!!***
her comment: I would use them on baby socks since we have a decent amount of linoleum in this house. I also might use them on the bottom of some ceramics that were handmade for us, as they need something to protect the furniture, and this would keep them from sliding around, too. :)




Once in a while, I come across a product so simple and ingenious, I immediately ask myself "why didn't I think of that?" This one was dreamed up by two moms on their daily mass-transit commute who wondered why only some of their kids' socks and none of their tights had non-slip soles. Their solution? Grippies are little rubbery shapes that adhere to the bottoms of your socks or tights to provide traction on slippery floors. They come in self-adhesive and iron-on varieties. (I prefer the stick-on version because I am lazy and abhor ironing.)



Grippies are clear so they blend in on whatever they are rendering slip-proof. Each package contains 16 stars and sells for $5, so they are very affordable. Once adhered, Grippies are machine washable, actually becoming even more, umm, grippy. You could also use them on the palms of gloves or on the knees of your beginning crawler's pants or legwarmers. Heck, you could even stick them to non-clothing items that you want to stay in place. Baby dishes, vases, you name it. I am also contemplating trying them in high heeled sandals to prevent slipping in sweaty foot season.



Support mompreneurs and buy some Grippies!

To enter and win a Grippies gift set (a pack of iron-on and a pack of
stick-on GRiPPiES in a handy mesh wash bag), please comment on this post with your favorite use for Grippies would be.


Entries will be accepted through May 21st and I'll pick the winner using Random.org. All readers are eligible, internationally! (As Corrie, one of Grippies' founders points out "It's getting cooler in Australia now, no? Lots of cold tootsies in the house.") Only one entry/comment per person, please.

Make sure you leave an email address in your comment or that you have one accessible on your blog so you can be contacted if you win! Or, you may choose to check for your nickname at Prizey.Fetch, a new site that compiles winners in one convenient place:

112 comments:

  1. Well, I would use the grippies on my kids' socks as we have hardwood floors and they are just too slippy to run on. Thanks for the great giveaway!
    ann dot guns at mac dot com

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  2. My little one is learing to walk & we have hardwoods so we could use these for sure!

    mcginnisfamily5(at)gmail(dot)com

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  3. We have wood floors so we really need the extra gripping power. I would add them to socks, slippers, tights and anything else that goes slip.

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  4. Kiddo's socks for me too! The hazard area in my house is the kitchen (as the dogs are forever dripping water) and the bathroom.

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  5. I would also use the Grippies on my little one's socks, so they don't slip on the floor.

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  6. I've been making cute baby shoes for my son and all of my friends who are having babies. These would be perfect for the soles to keep them from slipping as the little ones learn to walk!

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  7. Yep, I too would use them the traditional way, on Little Man's socks. Right now he has to go barefoot in the house 'cause it's too hard to walk with socks on.

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  8. I like your idea of trying them out in my summer high-heels...but I also think that as far as the bambina goes, I'd put them on her tights....those buggers are slippery!

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  9. Making some of his super cute non-grippy socks grippy!

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  10. I crochet my kids slippers and always worry about this aspect! These would be awesome!
    Thanks for offering this!
    ~Tanya
    the4moyers(at)msn(dot)com

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  11. We have cement floors...we'd use these on every sock and tight we have!

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  12. Our second will start walking soon and these would be wonderful to put on her socks!

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  13. I second the others' - we'd use them on my son's socks!

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  14. I love to sew little shoes for my kids, so I would put these on the soles!
    claireroach81(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  15. I would like to put them on my kids socks. We've got slippery floors!
    Thanks

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  16. A friend gave me a pair of homesewn fleece slipper/socks for Christmas. I love wearing them around the house in cold weather, and they'd be perfect with the addition of these Grippies. I'd also use them on my baby girl's socks.

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  17. Wow you can use them on gloves, socks, and tights. I would use them on socks for sure. Great giveaway, thanks!

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  18. I would use them on baby socks since we have a decent amount of linoleum in this house. I also might use them on the bottom of some ceramics that were handmade for us, as they need something to protect the furniture, and this would keep them from sliding around, too. :)

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  19. Genius since I have brand new polished concrete floors. Though I'll miss watching my husband slide across the floor

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  20. we have hardwood floors so i would definitely use these grippies on socks! karen_jen at hotmail dot com

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  21. Ooh, I'd never thought of sticking something like this on baby's pant-knees.

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  22. please enter me in the give a way i would love to try to win this thanks i have never tryed them so i dont know what thay are like but well would love to win out

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  23. For my baby boy's socks and booties of course! :)
    dansan826 atyahoo.com

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  24. These are awesome.... my girls are just learning to crawl... so, i'd put them on the socks, and knees of some of the pjs...lol... i'd love to see their reaction at instant traction... lol.. didn;t mean to rhyme.. but once walking def. socks... no carpet=potential for disaster..lol..

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  25. Grippies would be great on the slippery hard wood floor!
    Thanks
    palmersf(at)bellsouth(dot)net

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  27. This is a great concept. I always wear socks in the house, never shoes. These would be great on my sock bottoms so I would never slip. thank you for the contest!

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  28. My favorite use is definitely for the bottoms of socks. Great idea!

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  29. Great on the boat to keep plates from sliding!

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  30. What a neat product! I would use the grippies on my little girls socks. When they are running around our house on the hardwood floors they often times slip and fall. I think the grippies would keep them from falling down so much. Thanks so much!

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  31. I would use them on my socks!!

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  32. this is the best invention ever! i would use them on my daughter's tights. i never put her in dresses in the fall/winter because as soon as her shoes come off, her tights must too. we're in an apartment covered in wood floors so that's a lot of slipping!

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  33. on socks to keep them from slipping

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  34. Vickie CouturierMay 09, 2008 5:49 PM

    these are the coolest things,we sure could use this with our little ones,please count me in too,thanks


    vlbelk@hotmail.com

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  35. i sure could use non slip socks here.

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  36. We have hardwood floors and a no shoe rule. Thanks for the chance.

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  37. Well, I would use the grippies.

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  38. I would use the grippies on my baby's socks--that is such a great idea!

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  39. I need some of these to keep some place mats in the kitchen... in place!

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  40. Hmm, other than socks (great idea!), I would probably love to use them on the bottoms of my toddler's plates and bowls so they don't slide all over the table while she's eating. :)

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  41. We have hardwood floors and it is near impossible to get my kids to wear slippers. These would be great to put on more of their 'bedtime' socks so they aren't slip sliding around so much.

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  42. good for my elderly aunt who cant fit slippers very well and put them on some socks for her

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  43. On DD's tights. She takes her socks off easily, but tights are a problem and then she slips.

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  44. I would use them for yoga. I hate when my bare feet get sweaty and slippery so I would use these on my socks on my yoga mat.

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  45. I would definitely be putting these on socks and slippers, we have laminate flooring and I'm always afraid someone will have a colossal slipping accident. Such a clever product! Thanks for the contest!

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  46. Definitely my babies socks that don't already have them!

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  47. Ingenious! We have 1/2 hardwood and sometimes even *I* slip!! I'd love to win. Thanks!

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  48. wish they had these when my kids were babies. These would make a great new mom gift

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  49. I'd definitely use them on the bottom of socks...or maybe of sleepers for my son! They are slippery when he runs on our non-rug floors!

    andraya3 at yahoo dot com

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  50. I would use them on the bottom of my daughter's socks to keep her from falling.

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  51. I can imagine a million uses, but #1 would be the bottom of my toddlers socks

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  52. These would be great on my kids' socks (I might have to use them on a couple pairs of MY socks too LOL).

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  53. these are awesome for both of my boys i would definitely use them on their socks!

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  54. The non slip socks are great!

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  55. i'd put them on the soles of my boys' socks so they get some traction when they're running around causing havoc.

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  56. I would put them under the rug in the kitchen so it doesn't slide around when the dog comes flying through the back door, through the kitchen, and then the rest of the house. Thanks for the giveaway!!

    agsweeps(@)hotmail(.)com

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  57. My son could use these just to stand up w/o falling.

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  58. on tights, you can find grippy socks but cute tights that also have grippy stuff on the bottom, good luck

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  59. Great idea! I'd love to try using these to keep vases and knick knacks in place despite my cats

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  60. My 3-1/2 yo daughter is very into 'fancy' dresses but tights just never come with grippy feet! I'd stick them on her tights so she could run and have a blast all the time.
    ovendon AT gmail.com

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  61. I would be using these for my girls' socks and tights. What a fabulous idea!!

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  62. I would use the grippies on my kids' socks.

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  63. I would put them under the rug in the kitchen so it doesn't slide

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  64. keep rugs in place

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  65. I'd put them on my socks. So I can turn the corners better than my cat when I'm chasing her through the house. She really likes being chased and slidding on the floors.

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  66. We could all use these for our slippery Saltillo tile floors

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  67. the kids socks for sure! Running around the kitchen table is oh so fun but too dangerous in this house!

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  68. We would use them on knick knacks and breakables. We are going to have a new baby n the house. This would give us some added protection from things falling.

    egreca [at] hotmail [dot] com

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  69. I didn't know these came separately. That's phenomenal. I think they'd be most handy on socks because of the wood floors being sooooo slippery.

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  70. I'd put them on the bottom of slippers

    dolls123[at]gmail[dot]com

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  71. I'd use them on the bottom of my son's socks and pj feet.

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  72. I would use them for socks -w hat a great idea!

    Carrie
    mountainrailway at gmail dot com

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  73. Would love to win this - thanks!!!
    kids take their shoes off when they come in the house so these would be great on our wood floors!

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  74. My favorite use is definitely for the bottoms of socks

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  75. These would be great for socks in the house.

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  76. My daughters slippers, some don't have rubber bottoms and she's always sliding - this would work!

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  77. I would use some of the Grippies on my own socks since but I'd save a couple to put in my open storage area in my car. I put my sunglasses case and other objects in there but they drive me crazy sliding around when I drive. Grippies could solve that problem.

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  78. My baby is learning to walk now and I will not use shoes with him until walking is totally established. However, he DOES use socks so this is such a cool invention!

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  79. under my kitchen throw rug

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  80. Under a washroom rug

    theyyyguy@yahoo.com

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  81. I would use the Grippies on my little one's socks, so they don't slip on the hardwood floors.

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  82. I must have read too many comics at an impressionable age -- my absolute first thought on "How I'd use a set of Grippies" was on the order of "well, if I attach some to my gloves, and to the knees of my pants, I should be able to crawl up the side of tall buildings like Spiderman, right?"

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  83. My husband gave me a non-skid pad to put on my dashboard, so my sunglasses, iPod, FastPass transponder, garage door opener, etc, wouldn't go sliding across the dash (and at least once, continue flying on out the window). THIS sounds like it would work as well or better. Also, these would be useful inside some waistbands, to keep blouses from pulling loose.

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  84. What a great product! I'll put them on my kids socks so they won't end up "skating" indoors and hurting themselves or anything!

    jaydonco1 (at) aol (dot) com

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  85. I would put them on my kids' socks so they wouldn't slip!

    jenniferhuff[at]gmail[dot]com

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  86. great giveaway! i'd use them on the bottom of my kids clothes (on the bum) she's so little and always sliding around in chairs. this would keep her from slipping and sliding in chairs, espeically at amusement parks and such

    great giveaway i hope i'm the lucky winner :)

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  87. So I'm selfish. I hate shoes and I'm always running around the house in my socks. I have a couple of pairs that have non-slip bottoms, but most have none. I'd put them on my socks so I don't skate around the kitchen. Thanks for the contest.

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  88. These would be perfect we are always slipping in this house we have hardwood floors.

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  89. I would let my granddaughter use them. She is always running around the house. garrettsambo@aol.com

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  90. keeping lil tootsies warm :)

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  91. They would be great to put on the back of oven mits in the kitchen to flip them around to open pickle jars or any other type of jar!

    bandista(at)gmail(dot)com

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  92. I'd use em on my daughter's pants. I have a knee walker and any extra protection is essential, particularly the grippy kind.

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  93. I would use them on socks and tights.

    carissaad at aol dot com

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  94. Definitely for my nephew, my sister has to buy him certain socks for his feet which do not come in grippie version. I'm sure she'd appreciated these!

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  95. We're going to install hardwoods this summer and my daughter will be walking shortly after that, so I know we'll need these on all of her socks! My 3-year-old might need them too, to make the transition. :)

    sara_demaster[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  96. I like to use them to keep things from moving in my curio cabinet

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  97. My kids socks...we have hardwood floors and stairs and I always worry about them running around with just socks on and slipping and hurting themselves. Grippies would give me peace of mind!

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  98. I was originally thinking you could iron them on to a washcloth and use it to open jars?

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  99. this would be great for my grandson who will be walking soon.ty 4 the contest!

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  100. These are great for the kiddos, but how about the older people in our lives? My mother will be 92 in June, and these would be great on her socks as well. She could use them on knick knacks and breakables. She could put some on a glove so she could pick up things to dust under and not fear them slipping out of her hand. I wionder how these would work on a blanket to keep the sheet and blanket together and keep her covered up better in the winter?
    Thanks for the opportunity to win!

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  101. The grippies to save the "ouchies" from the falls of whatever from toddlers to adults. Many thanks SW

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  102. These are a great idea! I would probably put them on the bottoms of my dogs' food bowls to keep them from sliding around while they eat, to start ^_^

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  103. They would be good for socks.

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  104. I would put Grippies on the bottom of my bathtub!

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