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2016 Product of the Year Winners & A Giveaway #POYUSA2016

Last week I was invited to attend the Product of the Year award ceremony. Hubby & I went last year and had such an amazing time so I was looking forward to it again.  A few months ago, I was given an opportunity to actually be a consumer voter. I was eager to see which of my personal favorites won if any.

2016 Product of the Year Award Winners

The Product of the Year USA is the largest consumer voted award for product innovation. Over 40,000 consumers (I was one of them!) vote through a survey. Product submissions are placed into categories such as food, beverages, home improvement etc with one product named in each category. Most are products that you may use in your own home each day. Once a product is selected as a winner, a red product of the year award seal is labeled letting consumers know that this was a winning product.

The party was a great event to mingle with a few of my favorite blogging ladies.


Now ladies & gents, here are your 2016 Product of the Year award winners!

Oral Care

Act Advanced Care Mouthwash


Gold Emblem abound Unsalted Pistachio & Almond Blend

Feminine Care

Playtex Sport Collection


Energizer EcoAdvanced

OTC (Over the Counter)

Flonase Allergy Relief

Paper Products

Kleenex Perfect Fit Facial Tissues

Pet Food

Beyond Purees

Sugar Confections

SweeTARTS Soft & Chewy Ropes

Liquid Laundry

Tide HE Turbo Clean Liquid Detergent

Laundry PACS

Tide PODS Plus Febreze

Vitamins & Supplements

Emergen ZZZ

Beauty Tools

Amope Pedi Perfect Extra Coarse Foot File w/Diamond Crystals

Kitchen & Home

Finish Powerball Max in 1


French’s Tomato Ketchup

Shower & Bath

Lysol Click Gel


Durex RealFeel Condoms

Eye Care

Clear Care Plus

Specialty Laundry

Downy Fresh Product

Frozen Foods

Ore-Ida Bold & Crispy Steakhouse Fries

Better For You

Weight Watchers Smart Ones Smoothies


M&M’s Crispy Chocolate Candies

Pet Treats

Milk-Bone Good Morning Daily Vitamin Treats

Hair Styling

got2b mind blowing fast dry hairspray

Men’s Hygiene

Right Guard Xtreme Heat Shield Deodorant

Hair Care

Schwarzkopf essence Ultime Omega Repair 11 IN 1 Leave in Conditioner

Lip Care

Softlips Cube

Coffee Beverage

Skinny Cow Creamy Iced Coffee

Ice Cream

Skinny Cow Dipped Ice Cream Bars

Car Care

Turtle Wax Dash & Glass

I was excited to see that several of my selections won! A few that I have never used so I get to try at home now. And so do you!


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Disclosure: I attended the event as press. I received a gift bag of the winning products. All opinions expressed are 100% my own.

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<3 Denise


  1. Cheryl Cheryl

    I use Finish Powerball Max in 1, M&M’s Crispy Chocolate Candies, and Skinny Cow Creamy Iced Coffee.

  2. Linda Bradshaw Linda Bradshaw

    I use Act Advanced Care Mouthwash and a couple of other ones. Just started using the Tide pods too.

  3. DJ DJ

    I really love Ore-Ida Bold & Crispy Steakhouse Fries and Weight Watchers Smart Ones Smoothies.

  4. Em Mahr Em Mahr

    I currently use the Lysol Click Gel, I’m excited to try the Emergen ZZZ

  5. Debbie Garrett Debbie Garrett

    Tide Pods with febreeze

  6. Cindy C. Cindy C.

    I use the Tide Pods! So easy to use and works awesome!

  7. Alveda Sizemore Alveda Sizemore

    First, I want to say you ladies look radiant and beautiful in the blog photo! My favorite product listed is definitely the Tide Pods with Febreze! I use a lot of these products.

    • thank you for the compliment!

  8. Kelly D Kelly D

    I don’t think I’ve tried any of these… but I have used Emergen C, so I would also like to try Emergen ZZZ.

  9. Julie Wood Julie Wood

    I use Kleenex Perfect Fit Facial Tissues, Tide Pods, Right Guard Xtreme Heat Shield Deodorant.

  10. Elena Elena

    I use Tide Pods Febreze

  11. Stephanie Stephanie

    i wanna try M&M’s Crispy Chocolate Candies

  12. kelly tupick kelly tupick

    I choose Finish Powerball Max in 1.

  13. Bridgett Wilbur Bridgett Wilbur

    I use the Tide pod frebreeze.

  14. shelly peterson shelly peterson

    I have used the M&M’s Crispy Chocolate Candies and the Ore-Ida Bold & Crispy Steakhouse Fries.

  15. Melissa S Melissa S

    I use Tide Pods, I have never used the Tide Pods with febreze though, I am going to have to look for them and give them a try too.

  16. kelly g kelly g

    Tide PODS Plus Febreze. I love the smell of the Febreze.

  17. Jeane Campbell Jeane Campbell

    Quite a few of them actually, but I’ll list this one: Kleenex Perfect Fit Facial Tissues

  18. Jessica To Jessica To

    I use the Tide Pods plus Febreze. Smells so good!

  19. Keri Justice Keri Justice

    I use softlips cubes and also Kleenex brand tissues.

  20. Heather Hayes Panjon Heather Hayes Panjon

    I Have Used The Finish Powerball Max in 1.

  21. Dawn Monroe Dawn Monroe

    I’ve used the Downy Fresh and Soft lips cube. I liked both.

  22. Stephanie Grant Stephanie Grant

    I use a ton of these products but my favorite of all is the Amope Pedi Perfect Extra Coarse Foot File w/Diamond Crystals!

    • i just used it. LOVE IT! Best invention ever!

  23. steve weber steve weber

    I love these: Tide PODS Plus Febreze

  24. Laura J Laura J

    Oh we use the Finish Powerball Max in 1 all the time!! Works so great!

  25. latanya latanya

    Skinny Cow Dipped Ice Cream Bars

  26. Will G Will G

    I use Tide.

  27. Leigh Borders Leigh Borders

    I would love to try so many of them but the first one would be the Tide Pods.

  28. Susan Christy Susan Christy

    The only one I’ve tried are the M&M’s Crispy Chocolate Candies

  29. Aubrey Aubrey

    I use the tide pods.

  30. elizabeth p elizabeth p

    I use Flonase Allergy Relief and it is amazing!

  31. Janet lindsey Janet lindsey

    Would love to win this

  32. Janet lindsey Janet lindsey

    I currently use Playtex products

  33. Crystal F Crystal F

    I use the kleenex tissues. Thank you!!

  34. Cynthia C Cynthia C

    I would like to try the Finish Powerball Max in 1.

  35. Amy Pratt Amy Pratt

    I use the Lysol click-gel.

  36. Ann Fantom Ann Fantom

    I use Kleenex, Energizer, Febreeze, Tide PODS, etc.

  37. Tari Lawson Tari Lawson

    I use Playtex Sport Collection products.

  38. Ashley C Ashley C

    We like ACT Advanced Care Mouthwash! There are lots of great sounding products here I need to try!

  39. Tara Tara

    I’ve used Finish Powerball Max in 1.

  40. nickie nickie

    The tide Pods with febreeze

  41. Lisa V. Lisa V.

    I use Tide products.

  42. beth beth

    I use the softlips cube

  43. jules m. jules m.

    i use downy fresh and playtex sport!

  44. Catherine R Catherine R

    I’ve used the SoftLips cube. It’s an excellent product.

  45. Amber S. Amber S.

    I use Tide HE Turbo Clean Liquid Detergent.

  46. Michelle D. Michelle D.

    I use Tide pods and Kleenex.

  47. Cathy Howard Cathy Howard

    I eat the Skinny Cow Dipped Ice Cream Bars, and let me tell you…they are fabulous!! I’m an ice-cream freak, and when I’m trying to watch what I eat, I feel really “lonely” lol if I can’t have a ice-cream fix. But Skinny Cow to the recue with their amazing Bars!!

  48. lauren lauren

    I use the tide pods and playetx sport tampons

  49. Staci Thompson Staci Thompson

    Isn’t it amazing to be able to be a part of choosing the best products. This proves that the real consumers have a say.

  50. Jennifer Reed Jennifer Reed

    I use the Tide Pods and my husband loves the Right Guard Xtreme Heat Shield Deodorant.

  51. Lee mckeon Lee mckeon

    Ore-ida bold & crispy steakhouse fries!

  52. carol clark carol clark

    I use the Tide Pods and a few others as well

  53. Deirdre Deirdre

    Skinny Cow Creamy Iced Coffee! It is really yummy!

  54. Mary Cloud Mary Cloud

    I use the Tide Pods all the time – I absolutely love them

  55. tracy davis tracy davis

    I use Kleenex brand tissues.

  56. Julia Barnes Julia Barnes

    Kleenex Perfect Fit Facial Tissues are what I always buy!

  57. Heather S Heather S

    The Tide Pods would be great

  58. C Hui C Hui

    I use Tide, Kleenex and Downey

  59. Kathy Hanley Kathy Hanley

    I use Tide and Downy and my laundry smells great!

  60. Amy Orvin Amy Orvin

    I use Downy Fresh!

  61. Nicole Vosburgh Nicole Vosburgh

    I use the Playtex Sport Collection!

  62. Lisa Lisa

    I use a lot of these products but love the Weight Watchers Smart Ones Smoothies

  63. Jennifer W Jennifer W

    We use lots of them! The Act Mouthwash and the Playtex Sport Collection are big ones for us.

  64. Brenda C Brenda C

    i use so many of them!!! Skinny Cow ice cream, Playtex Sport, Tide pods! there are so many incredible products on that list!

  65. Breanne Breanne

    I’ve had the M&M’s Crispy Chocolate Candies

  66. Erica B. Erica B.

    I use Tide Pods.

  67. deana deana

    I use a lot of them but my favorite one that I use is Emergen ZZZ.

  68. Cynthia R Cynthia R

    I haven’t had a chance to try these except I do use the Softlips Cube. HOpe to check out the other products soon!

  69. susan smoaks susan smoaks

    i want to try the tide pods plus febreeze

  70. Lauren Lauren

    I like ACT Advanced Care Mouthwash.

  71. Katherine Katherine

    Several but the Tide POds ar emy favorite

  72. Amy Z. Amy Z.

    I use Tide, Downy, and we go through lots of Kleenex.

  73. karen mayernick karen mayernick

    I use Downy and Tide regularly! Thanks so much for the opportunity!

  74. Brittney House Brittney House

    I would like to use tide pods.

  75. Stacey B Stacey B

    My son uses Flonase to help keep his allergies from flaring up therefore preventing his asthma from flaring up.. it works so well for him!

  76. Deb C Deb C

    I buy Skinny Cow products all the time. I love the Peanut Butter bars the most.

  77. Misty Lindsay Misty Lindsay

    I love Skinny Cow Creamy Iced Coffee

  78. Jessica Jessica

    We use the Finish Powerball Max in 1.

  79. kim keithline kim keithline

    I use lots of the products the Tide Pods, Downy unstoppables, finish, flonase, and lysol and a few other of them

  80. Kimmy Ripley Kimmy Ripley

    Love the SoftLips cube!

  81. Francine Anchondo Francine Anchondo

    I use tide pods.

  82. Deborah G. Deborah G.

    I use the Tide pods all the time!

  83. We use several of the products, not all the time. However, we do use the Tide PODS Plus Febreze all the time!

  84. Stefanie G Stefanie G

    I use Downy Fresh Product

  85. Susan Smith Susan Smith

    I use the Tide Pods with Febreze!

  86. Kristi C Kristi C

    I use the Tide HE Turbo clean.

  87. Lupita m Lupita m

    I use tide and downy thanks for the chance.

  88. Peggy Rydzewski Peggy Rydzewski

    I use and enjoy the skinny cow products. They are so yummy.

  89. Leslie Davis Leslie Davis

    M&M’s Crispy Chocolate Candies

  90. carol w carol w

    I use so many of the brands I love Finish and Tide. Thanks for the chance to win this great giveaway!!

  91. Janine Hwang Janine Hwang

    I already love Softlips

  92. Roy Roy

    We use the batteries, and flo-nase. Also love MM’s!

  93. ana beltran ana beltran

    I use tide.

  94. lissa crane lissa crane

    I use and love Tide PODS Plus Febreze! My sons play sports and their uniforms and practice clothes are so dirty and smelly, but the Tide PODS Plus Febreze is the only thing that I have found that really works and does a great job taking out the stains and the smells!

  95. Justin Comeau Justin Comeau

    We use the flonase!

  96. Kathleen S. Kathleen S.

    I have used Flonase for years, it really helps with my allergies. I actually wish it was still a prescription med though because it is a lot more expensive for me to buy over the counter.

  97. kim parrott kim parrott

    We use Finish Powerball Max in 1

  98. Jeffrey Jeffrey

    We use the Finish Powerball Max in 1 and my kids love the M&M’s Crispy Chocolate Candies!

  99. april gupton april gupton

    I use the finish Powerballs. They are great!

  100. Kerry p Kerry p

    The sport tampons!

  101. Kristina Potter Kristina Potter

    I use the Skinny Cow Creamy Iced Coffee….Yummy.. I actualy use it all day every day…

  102. Sarah Mayer Sarah Mayer

    I use the Lysol and the Energizer products.

  103. Candie L Candie L

    I love the Skinny Cow Dipped Ice Cream Bars. Thank you

  104. Jaime Cummings Jaime Cummings

    I use the Tide HE Turbo Clean Liquid Detergent and it’s great!!

  105. georgie c georgie c

    M&M, and Tide but we’ve used others over the years too.

  106. Ali C Ali C

    I use the Tide Pods, and Act advanced mouthwash

  107. Bryan E. Bryan E.

    We use Flonase Allergy Relief, among others !

  108. Angela Angela

    i use tide detergent

  109. Michelle H. Michelle H.

    I have had my fair share of Skinny Cow Dipped Ice Cream Bars.

  110. Laurie Emerson Laurie Emerson

    I use the Tide and the Finish.

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