Wednesday, February 24, 2010


Looking at the picture above, would you know with this little lovely is?   Most probably wouldn't.  It is a wonderful little timer that can be used differently than most timers we are used to.  Kathleen Whitehurst, CEO and founder of double u products, originally designed the DaysAgo to help busy moms keep the food in refrigerators safe for their families. The DaysAgo™ was invented by two friends, Kathleen Whitehurst and Debbie Stephens Stauffer, who were inspired by a desire to keep the food in their own refrigerators safe for their families. Their company, double u products, inc., is based in the city of Saint Helena in California’s Napa Valley. To find more information or to learn about purchasing DaysAgo, visit

The DaysAgo is the winner of a Good Housekeeping “Good Buy Award,” the DaysAgo is the first digital day counter to answer the age-old question, “How many days ago did I open this?” The gadget has a digital screen that starts counting with just the touch of a button. By counting up days, the DaysAgo can help determine when food has been opened and needs to be used, or can track days between household chores -- from taking care of plants to giving family members their medications. 

The DaysAgo is available with a number of attachment options, including; magnet to adhere to metal objects; a suction cup for those items that are not metal or are oddly shaped; or with two different sizes of bands.  The large band can wrap around bigger items such as a bag of coffee beans or a carton or bottle of milk, which often needs to be consumed in seven to 10 days of being opened. The small band fits perfectly around such items as baby bottles, juice boxes, bottles of olive oil or wine, and medication.

In addition to offering families this unique household gadget, DaysAgo co-inventor Kathleen Whitehurst also offers a special Pink edition of the counter. A 10-year breast cancer survivor, Whitehurst is committed to supporting breast cancer awareness – and to encouraging women of all ages to get into the habit of doing regular self breast exams. The Pink DaysAgo comes with the suction so that women can put it on their vanity or bathroom mirrors and keep track of when it is time for their monthly self exams. 
Whitehurst has partnered with Breast Cancer Network of Strength as part of her effort to promote early detection and self breast exams. Her company will be donating 10 percent of all sales from the Pink DaysAgo to provide emotional support to all those touched by breast cancer.

This wonderful line of digital day counters range in price from, $5 to $8 and may be purchased on the siteI received the magnetic two pack of this little ingenious product in orange and blue and couldn't wait to put it to use. My husband really has a terrible habit about putting things in the fridge and forgetting them. Then when I mention it to him, he always says that it hasn't been there that long. This little gem has helped put an end to that age old disagreement and made the “what is this in the refrigerator” conversation almost non-existent. I really love this product and plan to pick up more, because two just aren't enough. 

I’m sure you will feel the same after you begin to use these day counters.  And, just so I can find out if you will be craving more of these like I am, the wonderful creators of this product have offered to give away three two packs of the magnetic timers to three lucky readers.

Giveaway Rules – Each entry must include your name and email. A comment should be left for each entry. You must complete the mandatory entries to be eligible for the optional entries. This giveaway will end at 10 pm on 3/6/10. The winner(s) will be chosen using from all valid entries and notified via email. Winner(s) will have 48 hours to contact me before another winner is chosen. Giveaway is open to U.S. residents only. Please look for the You’ve Won email from desperatelyseekingdeals(at)yahoo(dot)com.

Mandatory Entries
required*1 entry * Share what you would use this item on to track the time elapsed.
required*1 entry * Follow me via Google friend connect in the right sidebar, or tell me your user name if you already follow.

Optional Entries
*1 Entry * Follow me on Twitter (button in the right sidebar) and let me know your Twitter name.
*1 Entry * Tweet this giveaway once daily by posting the following (be sure to include your tweet link in the comments). Win one of 3 DaysAgo magnetic timer packs @scrappydz Ends 3/6/10 10pm.
*2 Entries * Write a post on your blog linking back to this post and leave the link.

Kathleen Whitehurst and double u products provided me with one two pack DaysAgo magnetic timer in order to complete my review. No other form of compensation was received. The opinions expressed are my own and have not been influenced.