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Mar 16, 2015, 14:19 ET
Goodnight Moon is the first of three free books offered in Sun-Maid's Snack 'n' Read promotion in partnership with HarperCollins Publishers. People can enter to win every day. 200 winners are randomly chosen daily and 10 winners will receive a sweepstakes prize package of HarperCollins Story Time Library sets. Details at

Sun-Maid And HarperCollins Free Book Offer Starts Today

Sun-Maid and HarperCollins Publishers kick off "Snack 'n' Read" where 200 daily winners through May 23rd will receive one of three best-selling...

Oct 03, 2014, 06:57 ET
Look for in-store graphics on display in retail throughout the US promoting the purchase of Sun-Maid Raisins and Chiquita Banana Bread Mix! (PRNewsFoto/Sun-Maid Growers of California)

Sun-Maid® Raisins and Chiquita™ Banana Bread Mix launch "Sweeter-Together" campaign for the Holidays

Some foods are made to be paired together. The fusion of flavors that results when you mix Sun-Maid® Raisins and Chiquita™ Banana Bread...

Jun 25, 2014, 11:05 ET
Merry Maids logo. (PRNewsFoto/Merry Maids)

School's Out, and Kid-Made Messes are In: Merry Maids Helps Moms Take Mess Out of Summer Vacation

From melting ice pops and wet towels, to sandy shoes and glittery art projects, the cleaning chores pile up during summer vacation, and moms pull...

Jun 18, 2014, 14:07 ET
Sun-Maid's Snack 'n' Read book offer and sweepstakes features  "The Mixed Up Chameleon"  by HarperCollins Publishing, now through July 14th. (PRNewsFoto/Sun-Maid)

"Mixed Up Chameleon" Hardcover Book Now Available As Sun-Maid Snack 'n' Read Sweepstakes Continues

 The Mixed-Up Chameleon, by Eric Carle is the third and final picture book being offered in the Sun-Maid "Snack 'n' Read" series with...

May 20, 2014, 07:07 ET
Three different hardcover books are being offered as part of the Sun-Maid Snack 'n' Read Book Offer and Sweepstakes. Details are at (PRNewsFoto/Sun-Maid)

"Pete the Cat" Hardcover Book Offer Starts Today

 Pete the Cat and His Magic Sunglasses, by Kimberly and James Dean is the second picture book being offered in the Sun-Maid "Snack 'n' Read"...

Apr 22, 2014, 10:07 ET
Three different full-size, hardcover picture books will be offered in Sun-Maid's Snack 'n' Read book offer and sweepstakes, beginning with "If You Give A Mouse A Cookie." A new book title, published by Harper-Collins, will be available every four weeks.  (PRNewsFoto/Sun-Maid )

Sun-Maid Kicks Off "Snack 'n' Read" Promotion With HarperCollins Picture Book Offer And Sweepstakes

 Sun-Maid Growers of California is partnering with HarperCollins Publishers to promote early childhood reading with a healthy twist –...

Mar 26, 2014, 12:50 ET

Molly Maid Survey Reveals Majority of Homeowners Won't Spring Clean

It's officially spring, and while conventional wisdom suggests most Americans will spring clean their homes, that's just not true. Molly Maid, who...

Mar 11, 2014, 08:09 ET

Freshen your Closet this Spring with tips from The Maids

Spring is the perfect time to give your home a fresh start, and one of the best places to begin is with your clothes closets. Admit it: There are...

Jan 28, 2014, 14:20 ET
The Maid of the Mist unveils new ad campaign linking America's monuments to iconic Niagara Falls tourist attraction.  (PRNewsFoto/The Maid of the Mist)

President Lincoln Spotted in Iconic Blue Poncho

 Iconic landmarks such as the Statue of Liberty, Mount Rushmore and The Lincoln Memorial have taken on a new look as part of a brand campaign...

Dec 03, 2013, 08:09 ET

Win free housecleaning from The Maids and make 2014 a "Happy You Year"

 One lucky winner will say goodbye to scrubbing toilets, mopping floors and other household chores for up to a year, and 20 others will win a...

Nov 14, 2013, 09:00 ET

Bring Back Brunch this Holiday Season

Sun-Maid® conducts national survey, finds Canadian families that eat brunch will consider a festive brunch as a fresh take on a traditional...

Oct 14, 2013, 10:17 ET

Molly Maid Sends Teddy Bears to Children Affected by Domestic Violence

 Molly Maid, the nation's largest residential cleaning company, is giving people the chance to make a difference in the lives of children...

Sep 16, 2013, 11:26 ET

Take a Bite out of Thanksgiving! 'Good Gobbles' Meatball Recipe Contest

 Let's face it: when cooking for a holiday crowd, we all need a few shortcuts, right? Frozen meatballs can slash hors d'oeuvres prep time in...

Aug 06, 2013, 13:49 ET

Molly Maid Launches End-of-the-Summer Party Facebook Sweepstakes

 Summer's heading into the final stretch, but Molly Maid wants to help a few lucky fans gear up for one more party in the sun. Molly Maid, the...

Aug 01, 2013, 13:45 ET
Infographic: Make Your Home a No Bug Zone by Molly Maid.  (PRNewsFoto/Molly Maid)

Molly Maid's Tips to Keep Your Home Pest Free This Summer

 Summer brings the return of bugs and other pests to your home. The first line of defense against an invasion is keeping your home clean and...

Jun 18, 2013, 08:30 ET

Maui Maid Brings a Distinctive Teriyaki Marinade to Shoppers with New The Fresh Market and Whole Foods Approvals

 The Fresh Market Stores and Whole Foods' Northern California Division now have a distinctive new item on their shelves: Maui Maid Teriyaki...

May 07, 2013, 10:08 ET

Hit it out of the park on Mother's Day!

 Women spend less time doing housework today (13.3 hours a week) than their mothers did (25.7 hours a week) in 1965, but women still do...

Apr 25, 2013, 13:34 ET

Molly Maid Launches "Moms Hate Grime. Give the Gift of Time" Sweepstakes for Mother's Day

 For Molly Maid, the nation's largest home cleaning service provider, Mother's Day is one of the best, and busiest, times of the year. To...

Apr 18, 2013, 15:00 ET

Join The Maids and be kind to the environment this Earth Day

This Earth Day -- April 22 -- pledge to help protect our planet by taking actions that will lead to future sustainability. One simple – and...

Mar 19, 2013, 08:09 ET

Spring Cleaning Checklist from The Maids

 Old Man Winter soon will wave goodbye as sweet spring stops in for a visit. This is the season to start anew, and that includes freshening up...