ThermaCell Mosquito Repellent Patio Lantern Review And Giveaway!

If you’ve read my reviews in the past, you know that I am a huge fan of entertaining, especially in the summer months out on my deck. I love sharing the experience of hanging out on a warm summer night having cocktails with friends. Only one big downfall, mosquitoes! The bugs will drive you crazy and with as much rain as we’ve seen in the past couple years here in the Midwest, it’s a losing battle. All the store bought chemical sprays make you smell terrible and they don’t work as well as they say they do, plus who really likes putting that on their skin, or worse, their child’s skin?

I’ve tried everything from Tiki Torches with repellent, Yard Guard, Citronella Candles and even the special plants that claim to ward off mosquitoes. My father purchased an expensive fogger, which is great if you are okay with your friends and family being fumigated and breathing in all those chemicals. It gets to a point you pack up and go inside because you can’t win. Well, those days are over, I just got my hands on the best outdoor product since the pool float. ThermaCell Mosquito Repellent Patio Lantern has made my outdoor parties a hit again.

When I received my ThermaCell Patio Lantern I was thrilled to see that it could be used as a mosquito repellent as well as a light. I typically put out many citronella candles which illuminated my deck nicely, but never really worked to get rid of the blood suckers. Now with my new ThermaCell Mosquito Repellent Patio Lantern I have a beautiful ornament for the top of my bar that also lights up the entire area, as well as a mosquito repellent that works.

The day my ThermaCell lantern arrived it just so happened that I was having a small party so I was really excited about trying it out. The lantern itself is really easy to use. It came with a butane cartridge and a packet of repellent mats that have allethrin, which is a synthetic copy of a natural repellent found in chrysanthemum flowers. The lantern takes 4 AA batteries I got it all set up in about 5 minutes. As my guests arrived I told them all that they should tell me if they were being bothered by mosquitoes and I pointed out the lantern.

As the night progressed we were all impressed by how well the ThermaCell Lantern was working. For the first 3 hours of the party, no one sitting on the deck had any issues with mosquitoes. When the repellent mat started to turn white the  Lantern did not work as well, that is when it’s time to change to a new mat. Between 5:00 PM and 10:00 PM we changed the mat one time and the second mat should still have a couple hours left in it.

The ThermaCell Patio Lantern protects a 15’x15’ square foot area and is proven to be 98% effective, according to tests conducted by the U.S. Department of Defense, in repelling not only mosquitoes, but black flies and no-see-ums as well. It’s completely silent and extremely light weight.

On the day we tried it out, we had been pummeled with rain all morning followed by sun shine and rising humidity. I had prepared my homemade mango rum runners that are loaded with sugar and lots of snacks to be put out on the bar, the perfect playground for mosquitoes and flies. In the 5 hours spent outside in those conditions, I was not bit one time. My dog did not seem to be fighting off flies and the majority of my guests reported no bite’s either. In that time only 3 or 4 bites were counted among 10 people. That is pretty effective if you ask me.

The ThermaCell Mosquito Repellent Patio Lantern is EPA approved, U.S. Military tested and used, safer and cleaner than candles that turns off if tipped over and is an effective alternative to smelly lotions and sprays that you apply to your skin. You can purchase the ThermaCell Mosquito Repellent Patio Lantern and its refills at national retailers such as Home Depot, as well as hardware and other outdoor retailers for a MSRP of $29.99. For more information on ThermaCell’s complete line of products or store locations visit or call 1-8-NO-SKEETER (866-753-3837).

Right now you can win a ThermaCell Mosquito Repellent Patio Lantern. Follow the instructions below.

To Enter (worth one mandatory entry):

Visit and take a look around. Come back and tell me what product other than this patio lantern you’d be interested in.

Extra Credit (worth one separate entry each you do):

1. Follow me on Feedburner by clicking the heart icon on the upper left hand corner. Come back and tell me who you are.

2. Follow @mysentiment (by using the social icon on the left) and @thermacellworld on Twitter. Then Tweet “Win a ThermaCell Mosquito Repellent Patio Lantern @mysentiment” You can do this once a day. Come back and tell me who you are.

3. Follow MySentimentExactLee (by using the social icon at the top left) and ThermaCellWorld. Come back and tell me who you are.

This contest is open to both US and Canadian residents ages 18+. Contest will run until Monday July 19, 2010 at Midnight EST. Winner has 48 hours to claim their prize.

This review was written by my sister party pants Jackie.

*Jackie received a free ThermaCell Mosquito Repellent Patio Lantern for review. All opinions are her own.

Here are your random integers, generated with replacement:


Timestamp: 2010-08-12 03:29:02 UTC

Congrats Cori!


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    Sunshyn Vanderheiden says:

    I’d love to have a ThermaCELL Gray Appliance at my summer camping trip.

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    Sunshyn Vanderheiden says:

    I am following you on feedburner (chainmail)

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    Sunshyn Vanderheiden says:

    I am following on twitter and tweeted

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    Linda Kish says:

    I like the ThermaCELL mini lantern

    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

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    Linda Kish says:

    Email Subscriber

    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

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    Rebecca Graham says:

    I like the Woodlands Camo Appliance.

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    Rebecca Graham says:

    Follow you and thermacell on Twitter: rhoneygee


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    sara loud says:

    The mini lantern looks great to have too!

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    I’d like to try the ThermaCELL Woodlands Camo Appliance. It gives you a 15 x 15 foot Bug-Free-Zone.

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    email subscriber

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    ThermaCELL mini lantern

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    I’d love to own the ThermaCELL Realtree APG HD Appliance.

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    Our backyard is terrible! We would love the ThermaCELL mini lantern too!

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    I would like to have the compact appliance as well

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    I am an email subscriber

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    Jennifer H says:

    I like the big backyard special.

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    Jennifer H says:

    email sub

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    Mary Marlatt says:

    The Camper’s STarter Kit would be a great addition to our camping gear!

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    Danielle E. says:

    We’d love to try their ThermaCELL Woodlands Camo Appliance

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    Danielle E. says:
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    Danielle E. says:

    follow on feedburner

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    Denise S says:

    I’d like to have the ThermaCell Woodlands Camo Appliance.

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    Linda Lansford says:

    I like Gray Appliance

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    The ThermaCELL Olive Appliance looks great.

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    follow on twitter-missdeb1

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    Danielle E. says:
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    Cynthia C says:

    The ThermaCELL Compact Appliance also looks nice.

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    Cynthia C says:

    Like you and ThermaCELL on fb (Cynthia Conley)

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    Sunshyn Vanderheiden says:
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    409cope says:

    I would love to try the ThermaCell Woodlands Camo Appliance the most.

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    409cope says:

    I follow you both on twitter and tweeted-

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    409cope says:

    I follow you both on facebook.Shari D

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    I like the ThermaCELL Olive Appliance.

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    Debbie Welchert says:

    I like the ThermaCell Olive Appliance.

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    Debbie Welchert says:

    I follow you on Feedburner.

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    Debbie Welchert says:

    I follow you and ThermaCell World on Twitter. Tweeted giveaway. htpp://

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    Debbie Welchert says:

    Facebook fans of you and ThermaCell/Debbie Welchert

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    Danielle E. says:
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    Nicole C. says:

    I would like the ThermaCELL Olive Appliance.

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    Carol G says:

    I also like the Mini Lantern.

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    409cope says:

    daily tweet-

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    I like the ThermaCELL mini lantern

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    rachel crisman says:

    ThermaCELL mini lantern would be nice to have around.Our mosquitoes where I live are worse than anything you have ever seen and it is the worst this year.

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    Danielle E. says:
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    Janice Wright says:

    I’d like the ThermaCELL Woodlands Camo Appliance. The 15 x 15 foot Bug-Free-Zone it gives you would be nice.

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    Sunshyn Vanderheiden says:
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    409cope says:

    daily tweet-

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    I would also like the Thermacell olive appliance.

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    Email subscriber

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    runningmatey at hotmail dot com

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    i’d also like to have the mini lantern
    oheeyore at hotmail dot com

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    runningmatey at hotmail dot com

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    angela m says:

    i would love the ThermaCELL Mini Lantern

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    angela m says:

    i Follow @mysentiment and @thermacellworld on Twitter and tweeted

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    Sunshyn Vanderheiden says:
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    daily tweet-

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    Kathy Scott says:

    ThermaCELL Mini Lantern: the same great mosquito-free “Zone of Protection” as the full size ThermaCELL lanterns but in a cost- effective, compact form.

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    Kathy Scott says:
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    Kathy Scott says:

    Kathy N Scott likes both on facebook.

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    daily tweet-

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    i like the mini lantern

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    christopher h says:

    the woodlands camo appliance

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    kelly wakefield says:

    I also like the ThermaCELL Woodlands Camo Appliance

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    daily tweet-

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    I follow on Feedburner through Google Reader

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    i’d give DH the
    Woodlands Camo Appliance
    .-= Ebie´s last blog ..We have a winna- =-.

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    I am interested in the compact appliance, would be great for baseball games.

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    Follow you both as suebaby05/tweeted

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    I sooo wanna win this! I would love to try the ThermaCELL Olive Appliance too.
    .-= Shannon´s last blog ..Review- Step2 Play Up Double Slide Climber WIN =-.

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    The ThermaCELL Compact Appliance looks cool… I wonder if I could tie it to my niece and nephew.

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    Followed on Feedburner as mlc(dot)sweeps(at)gmail(dot)com

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    Followed @mysentiment and @thermacellworld on Twitter as @mlcottingham
    .-= Mary Cottingham´s last blog ..What is the deal with the big First Giving badge =-.

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    Liked MySentimentExactLee and ThermaCellWorld on Facebook as Mary L Cottingham.

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    Terri B says:

    I’d go with the Home & Away Special. Thanks txterrisweeps /at/ gmail /dot/ com

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    Terri B says:

    Following & tweeting as @txterrisweeps

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    Danielle E. says:
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    409cope says:

    daily tweet-

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    Trisha Lynn says:

    I love the ThermaCELL Olive Appliance!

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    Trisha Lynn says:

    I follow both on twitter and tweeted!

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    Danielle E. says:
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    Melissa D says:

    The Camper’s Starter Kit would be another great thing to have!
    We’re being overrun by mosquitos this summer, so I’m excited about the TermaCell!
    Thank you!

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    I like the ThermaCELL Olive Appliance-very cool!
    smchester at gmail dot com

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    I like the mini lantern too.
    .-= Jennifer M´s last blog ..CSN Stores Giveaway- =-.

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    Danielle E. says:
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    Huguette English says:

    I like the camper’s starter kit.

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    Huguette English says:

    tweet & following both (@henglish)

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    Rachel Higgs says:

    ThermaCELL Mini Lantern

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    409cope says:

    daily tweet-

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    I would like the ThermaCELL Woodlands Camo Appliance
    .-= Shilo Beedy´s last blog ..Internet fixed =-.

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    Awesome blog and thanks for the giveaway!
    Would love, love, LOVE to win this!
    .-= Bryanna P.´s last blog ..Lazy Saturday… =-.

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    Danielle E. says:
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    Huguette English says:
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    The ThermaCELL Holster in olive would be nice to have as well.

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    daily tweet-

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    I like the ThermaCell Woodlands Camo Appliance.

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    mary teneyck says:

    sign me up thanks, its might be great here, and I’m sure this would be great for our family to have and use in Fla thanks

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    phil teneyck says:

    oh, please put me down 4 it so I’d can use them in our side yard for grilling our food in the summer time, thanks

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    Danielle E. says:
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    daily tweet-

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    Daniel M says:

    the mini lantern looks handy too

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    Huguette English says:
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    This would help me enjoy the great outdoors even more so.

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    Huguette English says:

    Following on Feedburner
    Huguette E.
    henglish at nb dot sympatico dot ca

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    Huguette English says:

    Like on facebook ~ Huguette En

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    Danielle E. says:
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    Lucy Schwartz says:

    Any affective bug control has my vote. The ThermaCELL Olive Appliance fits that bill.

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    Hesper Fry says:

    I also like the mini lantern!

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    409cope says:

    daily tweet-

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    Jill Myrick says:

    I would also like to try the Thermacell Outdoor Lantern.
    Thank you so much for the giveaway.


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    Jill Myrick says:

    I am subscribed via email as jweezie43[at]gmail[dot]com.

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    Jill Myrick says:

    I am a fan of your blog and Thermacell World via Facebook as Jill Myrick.


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    joanne major says:

    The mini lantern looks great

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    Danielle E. says:
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    Melissa B. says:

    I would like to try the NEW! Compact Appliance.

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    Huguette English says:
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    Theresa D says:

    The ThermaCELL Compact Appliance looks great!

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    Theresa D says:

    I follow you and thermacellworld on twitter(terri142)and tweeted!

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    Theresa D says:

    I Follow MySentimentExactLee and ThermaCellWorld on facebook.(Theresa DeRosa)

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    Christina S says:

    Woodlands Camo Appliance

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    409cope says:

    daily tweet-

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    I’m a email subscriber (same email address)
    .-= Donna B.´s last blog ..simplydab: Enter to win a Zuvo Water Filtration System ($299.99 Value!!!) #GIVEAWAY @middayescapades (6/6) Pls RT =-.

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    I follow you both on twitter (simplydab) and facebook (Donna B*****)

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    Cassandra says:

    I would also be interested in the ThermaCELL Olive Appliance

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    Cassandra says:

    Subscribed via google reader

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    Cassandra says:

    Following both on twitter as purplepassion12 and tweeted

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    I’d like the ThermaCELL Gray Appliance for using on our boat.

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    I subscribe in google reader (Anne Jolly)
    .-= Anne´s last blog ..Fun at the Beach =-.

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    I follow you both on twitter, lunaj1456 and I tweeted
    .-= Anne´s last blog ..Fun at the Beach =-.

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    I like the mini latern.

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    I’m interested in the Woodlands Camo Appliance.

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    My son would love the Therma CELL Woodlands Camo Appriance: Repels up to 98% of mosquitoes. Also repels black flies, no-see ums and sand flies.
    Provides a 15 x 15 ft ”Bug-Free-Zone”
    Compact, Cordless and Portable – Take it anywhere!
    NO DEET!
    Odor free – undetectable to animals.
    Effective alternative to smelly lotions and sprays which must be applied to the skin.
    Tested and approved by the U.S. Army. Currently used in Iraq, Kuwait and Afghanistan.
    EPA approved.
    Perfect for hunting, fishing, camping, barbeques, backyards, decks and many other outdoor activities.

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    Sarah Z says:

    Would really like the olive appliance!

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    Darcy B says:

    I would also be interested in the ThermaCELL Olive Appliance

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    taylorbagels says:

    ThermaCELL Mini Lantern

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    The Mini Lantern.

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    daily tweet-

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    deb anderson says:

    Help! My garden is overrun with weeds because I am losing the battle with the bugs!

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    wendy fortier says:

    o want to win

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    Angela Winesburg says:

    I like the Woodlands Camo Appliance, thanks!

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    Shellie says:

    I also like the Gray appliance.

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    Shellie says:

    Following you and ThermaCell on twitter and tweeted:

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    I would also love the ThermaCELL Olive Appliance for camping. Thanks!

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    Following @mysentiment and @thermacellworld on Twitter. Here is my tweet link.

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    Following on Feedburner by email: romapup at gmail dot com

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    I think my son would like to take the ” Woodlands Camo Appliance.” with him camping. Thanks,

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    Subscribed to feed. THANKS.

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    susan smoaks says:

    i also like the outdoor lantern

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    My hubs would love the ThermaCELL Woodlands Camo Appliance!
    .-= Cori Westphal´s last blog ..WINNER of the CSN Stores 60 GC!! =-.

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    I’m an email subscriber, coriwestphal at msn dot com.
    .-= Cori Westphal´s last blog ..WINNER of the CSN Stores 60 GC!! =-.

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    and I follow both on Twitter @coriwestphal
    .-= Cori Westphal´s last blog ..WINNER of the CSN Stores 60 GC!! =-.

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    I like both on FB: Cori Eckstrom Westphal
    .-= Cori Westphal´s last blog ..WINNER of the CSN Stores 60 GC!! =-.

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    Michelle H. says:

    I like the Camper’s Starter Kit .

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    Michelle H. says:

    i subscribed via email.

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    I like the Camper’s Starter Kit .

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    I’d also use the gray appliance.


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