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Thread: Bounce Starch Alternative

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    Bounce Starch Alternative

    I have read over a period of time how many of you use Bounce Starch Alternative as it is so much cheaper than Best Press. I have hunted high and low in several stores and have been unable to find it. Has anyone seen it lately?

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    I haven't been able to find it either

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    When I was at my local Meijer store last week, there were a few bottles of it on their clearance shelf -- whatever that may mean. (Meijer is like a Super Target).

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    I haven't sen any either. All I use is a dry iron. If anything else is needed I use a spray bottle with plain water.
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    I haven't seen it lately. I tried it when it first came out, but after the second use the fragrance - which is strong by any measure - gave me an asthma attack.

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    I can't use it due to asthma but I found mine in the laundry aisle at my Walmart. It is called Bounce ironing spray and I will post a picture of what it looks like.

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    I use the Bounce spray. Meijer has it on their shelves near the fabric fresheners such as Febreeze instead of next to the spray starch. I told my other half who works in management at Meijer that it was a stupid place to stock it. The only response I got was a shoulder shrug. So you might try the same areas at other stores.

    FYI - LOVE the Bounce spray for quilting and everyday ironing too. I'm trying to use up my Best press supply but I keep reaching for the Bounce spray
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    I use spray sizing when I need to. It is not as stiff as starch but gives the fabric quite a bit of extra body.
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    I have similar problems. Why on earth does everything have to have fragrance added to it?

    I bought some 'unscented' Dove body wash. Guess what? It lists 'fragrance' as one of the ingredients! It's near the bottom of the list, but it's in there! The Equate store brand equivalent is the same way - unscented on the label, fragrance in the ingredients.

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    I love the way the fabric handles when using the Bounce Spray. I just wish they would tone down the scent a little. It's pretty strong.

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    I have only seen Bounce at Walmart

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    That is where I got mine. Walmart. It is ok, but Mary Ellen's is still my fabric.

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    Maybe everyone should call or write the manufacturer about the fragrance!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cathyvv View Post
    I have similar problems. Why on earth does everything have to have fragrance added to it?

    I bought some 'unscented' Dove body wash. Guess what? It lists 'fragrance' as one of the ingredients! It's near the bottom of the list, but it's in there! The Equate store brand equivalent is the same way - unscented on the label, fragrance in the ingredients.
    i don't have asthma, but i do not tolerate scented products at all. so i have always bought the unscented. last year i read in a magazine from my local healthfood store, that when a product is "unscented" it is more "toxic" to us than scented, because of the scent chemicals that they use to mask the chemical smells of stuff used to make the product. that is the "fragrance" you read in the ingredients label. so now i sniff everything and buy the least intollerable odor. scented downy fabric softener sheets being the exception...good Lord...those thing make me feel actually ILL, so for downey i buy unscented.
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    I got mine at Walmart too. It was way up on the top shelf, in with laundry products.
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    Couldn't find it in stores here in So Cal, so ordered it on line. The scent is too overpowering for me and I am not usually bothered by scents. I now use the Niagara Non-Aerosol spray starch, which I also had to buy on line 'cuz I couldn't find it here.
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    I love the bounce ironing spray. I found it at Walmart but the last time I was there the shelf was empty. I hope this doesn't mean it is being discontinued.

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    My local Walmart carries it, stocked with the spray starch.
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    Thanks everyone. I've looked in every Wal*Mart I've been in, every Target, Walgreens, and all the other stores found on their site and the addresses they gave for my area. Wonder whether it's been discontinued or redone since so many say the scent is very heavy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by matraina View Post
    Thanks everyone. I've looked in every Wal*Mart I've been in, every Target, Walgreens, and all the other stores found on their site and the addresses they gave for my area. Wonder whether it's been discontinued or redone since so many say the scent is very heavy.
    Like I said above, my other half works at Meijer's and I asked about it being in the Indy store on clearance. I was told that they just did a reset in our store which is retail speak for the area is cleaned and reorganized by the manufacturer. A reset isn't done if the item is being discontinued so I think it is safe to say it isn't being discontinued. It may not move well in the other chain stores so they may stop carrying it.
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    I bought one can of Faultless Premium spray starch and it is great. It doesn't leave white flakes and we can use it for clothes. I have Mary Ellen's for fabric, but my husband (who irons his own shirts: a deal we made long ago) uses it for his shirts and loves it. that is too expensive for clothes, so I found the Faultless. Scent doesn't bother me, but it seems mild.

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    Doesn't it make you wonder what awful chemicals are in this to make them have to cover it with so much scent? Scary!

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    I have a 32 oz spray bottle In which I put about 1" of Vodka and filled with water Works great.

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    I was Bounce sizing but my local Meijers no longer carries it, it was in a pump bottle, non-aerosol which was great and had a pleasant odor. I miss it now!

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    I really like the Bounce spray, yes it is highly fragranced, still like it. I find for the price it is a good product for me. I use it when certain fabrics have a drag to them with the iron it seems to coat it, maybe it is not good to breath in continuously with all of my pressing. Not sure on that one.

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