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Tide to Go Instant Stain Remover

Travels Easily to Stop Stains on the Spot

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Tide to Go Instant Stain Remover

  • #1 instant stain remover*

  • Powerful solution breaks stains down; microfibre pad lifts and absorbs them

  • No mess, nothing to throw away, nothing to get on hands

  • Works well on tomato juice, ketchup, BBQ sauce, grape juice, coffee, wine, tea, chocolate syrup, and more

  • Doesn't contain bleach

Overview

Make sure you’re prepared to face unexpected stains with the Tide to go stain pen.

Tide to go is an instant stain remover designed to help eliminate some of the toughest fresh food and drinks stains on the spot. Thanks to its powerful cleaning solution, this easy-to-handle stain removing pen gets small stains out of your clothes before they set in. Best of all, Tide to Go travels easily to stop stains on the spot.

*based on sales

Tide to Go Instant Stain Remover - #1 Instant Stain Remover* *Based on sales

Dosage

  1. Remove excess residue from stain.

  2. Press the tip onto the stain several times to release some stain remover solution onto the stain.

  3. Rub tip gently across the stain to remove it. When necessary, add more liquid and continue rubbing gently.

  4. Important: If treated area will be exposed to direct sunlight, wipe with a damp cloth or napkin to remove excess solution left on fabric.

For Best Results: Follow all four steps above. Safe on most colourfast, machine washable and dry cleanable fabrics. Some fabrics may be susceptible to colour change. Test on a hidden area prior to use

How to use Tide to Go Instant Stain Remover: 1. Remove excess residue from the stain. 2. Press the tip onto the stain several times. 3. Rub tip gently across the stain to remove it.

Overall Review

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Value1.9/5
Quality1.9/5
Pros
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Cons
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A must have to
StarStarStarStarStar5/5

A must have to keep in your purse! I did notice the tip used to be felt like a marker and now it’s plastic. So it’s a little weird to just be rubbing the plastic tip into the stain. I do wish they were refillable

01/04/2022
I can’t tell you
StarStarStarStarStar5/5

I can’t tell you how many days this have saved. And it smells like tide! Doesn’t leave a weird ring around the stain, as if you spot treated it. But it does remove the stain.

12/30/2021
Works but I wish
StarStarStarStarStar4/5

Works but I wish the pen was more efficient in terms of releasing liquid but it does remove stains

12/29/2021
As someone who wears
StarStarStarStarStar5/5

As someone who wears a lot of white, I always carry this with me everywhere I go. I love how small it is and easy to use. It gets the stain out and I know I can trust it

12/14/2021
I used to use
StarStarStarStarStar3/5

I used to use these all of the time because of cheerleading. They are helpful to get little stains out but you want to act quick cause if not it leaves a little yellow stain until you wash it out. It takes a couple tries before you learn how to use it correctly

12/10/2021
The Tide Team
You're so right! Tide to Go pens are great for getting those little stains that always seem to happen out. Wiping off the excess solution will help to keep the yellow spot from showing up. If you ever have any questions, or if we can help you further, give us a call at (800) 879-8433.
12/11/2021
I’ve always bought these
StarStarStarStarStar5/5

I’ve always bought these as a just in case thing to put in my diaper bag , my daughter makes messes often & this is one of the best quick on the go stain removers!

12/09/2021
Very convenient stain remover
StarStarStarStarStar5/5

Very convenient stain remover to keep in your purse at all times! This has came in handy for me many times and works very well

12/08/2021
Ohh we all know
StarStarStarStarStar5/5

Ohh we all know a mothers life kid getting stains off her mini and herself, great for in the go moms. I love it so much there’s one in my purse, my car, and my desk lol. So far it gets every stain I have come across on a shirt out ! Worth every penny !

12/07/2021
I absolutely love Tide
StarStarStarStarStar5/5

I absolutely love Tide to Go Instant Stain Remover! Everyone and anyone needs to stop what they’re doing and go get these asap. They’re the greatest thing since sliced bread! I have literally dropped sauce on myself right before a big event I was going to but I just stopped, pulled out my Tide to Go Instant Stain Remover, rubbed the stain, and poof, it was gone like magic! If you don’t have a Tide to Go Instant Stain Remover go get one today, it will change your life.

12/07/2021
Miracle worker! I carry
StarStarStarStarStar5/5

Miracle worker! I carry a tide stick with me at ALL TIMES. The tide stick gets out stains when you are on the go. Easy to use and barely takes up any space in your bag. I definitely recommend this product!

12/05/2021
This didn’t really work
StarStarStarStarStar2/5

This didn’t really work that well for me. I used to keep one in my purse because I’m messy but just seems kind of like a waste of money. I’d say it maybe helped a little bit, but a stain is a stain… so

12/03/2021
The Tide Team
We're a little messy too, which is why we love the Tide To Go Pen so much. For the best results with our pen, use it while the stain is fresh. Remove any excess residue from stain. Twist and pull to remove cap from pen; then press the tip of the pen onto the stain several times to release some stain remover onto the stain. Rub the tip gently across the stain to remove it. If necessary, press the tip again to add more liquid and continue rubbing gently. If you have any questions, or if we can help you with your pen, feel free to give us a call at (800) 879-8433.
12/04/2021
RUINED MY NEW SHIRT
StarStarStarStarStar1/5
Value1/5
Quality1/5

I used this when I got a drop of ketchup on my white shirt. The area that was treated is no longer white and I could not recover the damage.

11/25/2021
The Tide Team
We're sorry that you weren't able to completely erase the ketchup stain on your white shirt. That's certainly not something we'd expect from our Tide To Go. We'd like do see how we can help you with your shirt. Give us a call at (800) 879-8433. We're here for you with tips, tricks and remedies. We look forward to helping you.
11/26/2021
Bleached my favourite shirt
StarStarStarStarStar1/5
Value1/5
Quality1/5

I bought a shirt off of Patagonia and the next day as luck would have it i spilled food on the front of my shirt. Went for the tide to go stick that was in my bag, took it home, washed it. The Tide stick ended up bleaching the color out of the stain. Sure it got rid of the stain but it also wrecked a perfectly good, somewhat expensive shirt.

08/18/2021
The Tide Team
We're sorry you had that experience. It's certainly not one that we'd expect from our Tide To Go pen. To remove the spots, just wash the item again using the hottest water safe for the fabric and the recommended amount of Tide. Don't forget to test for colorfastness prior to use, in case your item has unstable dye. If you have questions, or if we can help you further, please give us a call at (800) 879-8433.
08/20/2021
Bleached my favourite shirt
StarStarStarStarStar3/5
Value3/5
Quality2/5

This product has worked well for me in the past, but when I used it on my favourite dark grey shirt it left two massive spots (that are not stains, it appears the tide pen has removed the dye abs left fade marks on the shirt. Genuinely ruined my favourite shirt and even though it has worked on other items if the past I will never be using this product again because of this. Do not risk ruining a favourite garment

06/24/2021
The Tide Team
We're sorry this happened, Anne! Don't worry, as this isn’t permanent damage. To remove the spots, just wash the item again using the hottest water safe for the fabric and the recommended amount of Tide. Give us a call if we could help further at: (800) 879-8433. Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review.
06/26/2021
Great Product
StarStarStarStarStar5/5
Value5/5
Quality5/5

This little pen works really, really well. Having this little pen handy, I never have to worry about a food stain standing out at meetings or when I meet colleagues at functions.

11/18/2020
Amazing product
StarStarStarStarStar5/5
Value5/5
Quality5/5

While eating beet salad I unfortunately spilled some of it on my white uniform. Fortunately Tide to go was in my truck. Works like a charm

09/13/2020
Defective Product
StarStarStarStarStar1/5
Value1/5
Quality1/5

I can’t rate something that I can’t use, your review system is flawed!!!! Spent $6.77 Canadian and could not use the product as it was missing the top piece, my guess is that this missed the quality standard testing.

08/14/2020
Leaves a yellow stain on your white shirt
StarStarStarStarStar1/5
Value2/5
Quality1/5

Please don’t buy this. It’ll ruin your shirt. I just recently got a new white hoodie and used this to go remove a small stain on my makeup foundation. Left a huge yellow stain on the area.

05/31/2020
Didn't work at all
StarStarStarStarStar1/5
Value1/5
Quality1/5

The product states it works on spaghetti sauce. However, within 12 hours of the stain occuring, I attempted to remove it and absolutely nothing happened. A waste of $6

06/27/2019
WARNING: Use with caution on white cotton
StarStarStarStarStar1/5
Value2/5
Quality2/5

I now have a "new" yellow stain on my white cotton blouse where the "old" tomato-based stain used to be. The bleach in the Tide stick reacted unfavourably with the fabric.

06/15/2019
Ruined My Shirt
StarStarStarStarStar1/5
Value1/5
Quality1/5

The pen did not remove stain from shirt and caused permanent white discolouration, ruining my shirt. DO NOT RECOMMEND

04/28/2019
The Tide Team
We can understand your frustration. Please know that this shouldn't be permanent. If you haven't already, we suggest rewashing your shirt in the hottest water safe for the fabric with a dose of Tide. It's possible that your shirt has unstable dye, and we always recommend testing a small, inconspicuous area before general use. Your satisfaction means a lot to us, and we'd like to look into additional ways to help. When you have a moment, please give us a call at (800) 879-8433.
05/01/2019
Did not work for me
StarStarStarStarStar1/5
Value1/5
Quality1/5

I am extremely unhappy with the Tide to Go stick - it didn't work. I still have the stain on my shirt, very visible, and for the rest of my day today. The product actually smells terrible too!

02/22/2019
The Tide Team
We never want to leave our fans feeling unhappy, Sarah. Or Tide To Go Pen is designed to help stop food and drink stains in their tracks, and we're sorry to hear this wasn't the case. We do our best to create products that everyone will love, and we understand that the scent of our Tide To Go Pen isn't your favorite. Your input is important to us, and we've passed all of this along. So we can help you even further, please give us a call at (800) 879-8433.
02/25/2019
Wast of money
StarStarStarStarStar2/5
Value1/5
Quality2/5

I’m on a student budget& I had a few little stains to get out on my white shirt, so I thought I’d buy this $5 stick to get them out. Well it ran out after 3 uses & I wish I could get my money back.

10/26/2018
The Tide Team
We understand your frustration, and how important it is to save when you’re a student! Please give us a call at (800) 879-8433 as your satisfaction is important to us, so we’d like to see how we can help further.<!--[if ReviewResponse]><![endif]-->
10/30/2018
Works great!
StarStarStarStarStar5/5
Value4/5
Quality4/5

I dropped a lot of coffee on my white shirt and bought a Tide to Go. It saved me; definitely works!

09/21/2018
The Tide Team
We've always got your back when those 'oopsie' moments happen, Sarah! Glad to hear that we were able to help you keep your shirt sparkling!
09/24/2018
Do not buy waste of money
StarStarStarStarStar1/5
Value1/5
Quality1/5

I bought it and have tried it on a few things like chocolate coffee juice and it hasn’t removed any of the stains

09/16/2018
The Tide Team
Our Tide to Go Instant Stain Remover should help you bust up stains when you're out and about, so we'd like to learn more about the stick you're using and how you're applying it. Please always make sure you're following these steps: 1. Remove excess residue from stain. 2. Twist and pull to remove cap from pen. 3. Press the tip of the pen onto the stain several times to release some stain remover onto the stain. 4. Rub the tip gently across the stain to remove it. If necessary, press the tip again to add more liquid and continue rubbing gently. When you can, please give us a call at (800) 879-8433, we'd like to try to make this right.
09/17/2018
Ruined expensive pants
StarStarStarStarStar1/5
Value1/5
Quality1/5

Used as directed on light blue cotton expensive pants and it completely bleached them!? Package didn't warn about it fading the pants.NEVER would have used it had there been this warning. DO NOT BUY

05/08/2018
The Tide Team
We have good news! To remove the stain you see, we suggest pretreating the area with liquid Tide and letting it set for 20 minutes. Rewash in warm water with 1 dose of your favorite Tide. Before treating any garment, refer to the instructions on the care label. Always test solution on a hidden area first. For future success, we recommend dabbing the treated area with a damp cloth. This will remove excess solution and should prevent any staining. We'd love to learn more, and encourage you to call us at (800) 879-8433. <!--[if ReviewResponse]><![endif]-->
05/09/2018
My opinion on the TIDE TO GO STICK
StarStarStarStarStar1/5
Value1/5
Quality1/5

Does not work at all. Tried on multiple different things and the stain is still there

05/07/2018
The Tide Team
Our Tide to Go Pen should help remove fresh food and drink stains, Sierra. We'd love to learn more and help you get back to the Tide experience you deserve, so please call us at (800) 879-8433. <!--[if ReviewResponse]><![endif]-->
05/07/2018
Dry pen which was new
StarStarStarStarStar2/5
Value2/5
Quality2/5

I just opened a new pen and it was dry thus it was useless. Very disappointing. I believe that there is less liquid recently than when pens first came out.

04/18/2018
Ruined my clothing
StarStarStarStarStar1/5
Value1/5
Quality1/5

All this did was give my expensive clothing stains that wont come out. DO NOT BUY

09/06/2017
The Tide Team
Our Tide To Go pen is designed to take on food stains and this isn’t what we’d expect. We’d like to learn more and see what we can do to help. Please call us at (800) 879-8433 when you have a moment to chat.<!--[if ReviewResponse]><![endif]-->
09/06/2017
Stained my pants
StarStarStarStarStar1/5

I used this on a pair of coloured jeans and it ended up staining them this white cloudy colour....not happy.

07/06/2017
The Tide Team
We're sorry to hear you had this experience. The good news is this isn't permanent damage. To remove the spots, just wash the item again using the hottest water safe for the fabric and the recommended amount of Tide. We'd still like to learn more. Please give us a call at 1-800-879-8433 when you have a moment.<!--[if ReviewResponse]><![endif]-->
07/10/2017
Stained my white shirt
StarStarStarStarStar1/5

Used this product on a tiny chocolate stain. The product removed the chocolate but where the product wet the shirt it turned yellow. Still there despite laundering as soon as I noticed it.

05/27/2017
The Tide Team
Chocolate is great but stains are not. We're sorry to hear you had this experience. We'd be more than happy to help and have some great tips on how to remove any residue that may have been left behind. Give us a call at 1-800-879-8433 so we can help!<!--[if ReviewResponse]><![endif]-->
05/31/2017
It's works and will remove stains.... buuuuut
StarStarStarStarStar3/5
Value3/5
Quality3/5

It works and we have not had incidents where it ruins the clothing. BUT it smells AWFUL. The smell is pungent especially if you're in meetings or around people.

02/09/2017
The Tide Team
We've identified an issue with the Tide to Go pen having an unusual scent and the problem has been fixed! We'd like to gather some information from you and help further. Please give us a call at 1-800-879-8433 at your earliest convenience.<!--[if ReviewResponse]><![endif]-->
02/10/2017
Stained new shorts :(
StarStarStarStarStar1/5

would not recommend this product to anyone, it stained my shorts even more than the stain that was previously on them

09/10/2016
The Tide Team
When used as directed we expect our Tide to go pen to remove stains, larl, and we're sorry your experience was the opposite. We'd like to gather a few details and help further. At your earliest convenience, please give us a call at 855-236-3353.<!--[if ReviewResponse]><![endif]-->
09/12/2016
The Tide Team
When used as directed we expect our Tide to go pen to remove stains, larl, and we're sorry your experience was the opposite. We'd like to gather a few details and help further. At your earliest convenience, please give us a call at 855-236-3353.<!--[if ReviewResponse]><![endif]-->
09/12/2016
A Must in every girls purse!
StarStarStarStarStar5/5

Left early in the morning for a special day, had to stop for coffee....coffee was spilled on white and black dress.....instead of returning home for a change, went to the nearest store to pick up a tide to go......the clerk just looked and said COFFEE..Oh no...to which I answered...Tide to go hasn't let me down yet...and I was right....my husband was completely surprised that the there was no evidence of coffee on the dress...Best product ever!

09/08/2016
One time use only stick!
StarStarStarStarStar1/5

I bought a pack of 2 Tide to go mini and after using one of the sticks only once, it seemed there was nothing else in the tube. What a waste of money! I had used one of my mom's Tide sticks once and liked the convenience of it so I bought my own and was quite disappointed.

07/20/2016
The Tide Team
We're sorry you were only able to get one use out of this Tide to Go pen. We'd like to learn more about your experience so when you have some free time, please give us a call at: 855-236-3353. We look forward to hearing from you.<!--[if ReviewResponse]><![endif]-->
07/25/2016
truly amazed
StarStarStarStarStar5/5

I bought a tide pen the year before we moved to our current residence of five years this summer. I put a white dust ruffle on my husband.s bed yesterday to try to hide the obvious working parts of a hospital bed. He has very thin skin that tears easily. He opened a spot on his arm getting into bed and sure enough after tending his wound there on my beautiful new dust ruffle were three dark red drops. I used kleenex to blot them and went in search of the tide pen I had used a few times the first month I had it then it was mislaid when we moved. It turned up after a twenty minute search and the only part that still retained it,s colour was the cap and I could still make out the bold blue name Tide but anything like instructions that were printed in white were no longer legible. I decided I had nothing to lose and gave it a go. The little nib popped up and down with ease. I know I,m way long with this comment but I was truly amazed. After five years of being kicked around enough to wear off the label it worked and the blood was completely gone after sitting exposed to the air while I ransacked every drawer I could think of. My next trip to a store will have me getting three more of them for my purse, the car and one each for the pockets on his walker and wheelchair. I,m 66 and Tide was the only laundry soap my Mom ever used, she was very frugal and used it to wash our dishes too Her hands would never be used in a dish liquid commercial but our dishes squeaked after they were rinsed under the hot water tap. Good old tide made an appearance from under the kitchen sink every day of my childhood. .Thanks for the memories.

05/30/2016
Hair dye
StarStarStarStarStar5/5

I dyed my friends hair black and blue when she stayed at my house.Anyways after it was finished i realized i got blue dye all over my favourite band shirt i was heart broken.So i went to walmart and bought a tide stick it took 2 or 3 trys and the dye was all gone.I did use the whole stick but i was really happy with the result.Amazing product would recommend to everyone.

01/13/2016
LOVE this Magic Little Pen
StarStarStarStarStar5/5

I LOVE this little stain removing pen. This has saved me many times. I have always kept one in my purse. My only complaint is the design of the container; the lid keeps coming off and the liquid sometimes gets on other things and dries out. I now keep it in a snack baggy but I would love if the lid was a twist on :) "

12/31/2015
Very dissappointing
StarStarStarStarStar1/5

Horrible product and customer service. My Tide pen stained my shirt with a big red circle. Tide Customer Service would not reimburse me because they want the pen back. Why would I have kept a staining pen around my house? I threw out right after it stained my expensive shirt! I've read other reviews now about this problem. If only I had read them before. Hopefully my review saves someone else's shirt and they read this in time! I won't be buying any tide products from now on due to the customer service.

11/12/2015
not so sure?
StarStarStarStarStar3/5

heard so much about the product but I seemed to have a "defective" one....purchase 2 pkg mini ...one worked one didn't???...dried up? nothing coming out....I had emailed a couple of weeks ago...no reply? I included the UPC code at the time.

07/26/2015
The Tide Team
We’re very sorry one of your Tide To Go pen was dry when you went to use it. This isn’t the experience we want you to have with one of our Tide products and we’d like to make it up to you. Please give us a call at your convenience at 1.855.236.3353. We’re available Monday-Friday, 9am-6pm EST. Lisa Tide Team<!--[if ReviewResponse]><![endif]-->
07/29/2015
Whitecaps Whiteout!
StarStarStarStarStar5/5

I recently bought myself a Vancouver Whitecaps jersey ! After a few rough and tough games with my son I developed a nasty black stain on the chest of the jersey from the ball . I tried many times to apply other detergents and even took the jersey into the dry-cleaner without any success. A friend suggested try the "tide pen" after applying the pen and using tide detergent the stain was removed !!!!! THANK YOU FOR BRINGING BACK THE WHITEOUT!

07/24/2015
The stain is completely gone!!
StarStarStarStarStar5/5

I wore a brand new paid of white linnen pants to work today. I spilled the juice from frozen blueberries all over my left leg from the knee down. I kept applying Tide to Go on the stain and within an hour, it was completely gone!!! Everyone in my office can't believe it. Thanks!!

07/21/2015
smells, ugh.
StarStarStarStarStar2/5

I used the to go pen today and as soon as I removed the cap and started using it I could smell it... almost like parmesan cheese. The dress I was using it on had a tiny little stain on it that did seem to be coming out. I tried dabbing the dress with plain water to get the smell out but it didn't work. Even perfume didn't help. Finally threw it in the laundry and the pen in the garbage.

06/23/2015
The Tide Team
We’re very sorry for your experience with our Tide To Go pen. It sounds like the pen may have been exposed to extreme hot or cold temperatures or been passed its recommended shelf life. We appreciate you taking the time to bring this to our attention and we’d like to make it right. Please give us a call at 1-855-236-3353 at your convenience. Lisa, Tide Team<!--[if ReviewResponse]><![endif]-->
06/25/2015
Effective Product, Not So Great Smell
StarStarStarStarStar4/5

I use Tide to Go on a fairly regular basis. I find that If used as soon as I spill, it will remove stains quickly. However, I'm not a big fan of the smell. I find it smells like chemicals. Also, I agree that the cap should be a twist on, to prevent the cap from popping off in purses. Otherwise, very convenient!

06/20/2015
Dissapointed
StarStarStarStarStar1/5

Greatly dissapointed!!!!! Tried to clean food stain, mud stain, and ink stain. None of them was gone / erased from Tide to go. It is a waste of money, please do not buy this product unless the company tried to improve this Tide " to go"..........

04/05/2015
LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS LITTLE STICK
StarStarStarStarStar4/5

I love this little stain removing stick. Has saved me many times. I have always kept one in my makeup bag. Unfortunately my only complaint is not in the product itself but in the design of the container; the lid keeps coming off and then the liquid sometimes gets on other things and dries out. I could keep it in a snack baggy but I think you should make the lid a twist on :)

01/28/2015
Comes in Handy!!!
StarStarStarStarStar4/5

I have had great success using this tide pen stain remover. I've used it for ink stains, shoe polish, juice stains and more.... Unfortunately, it does smell like puke...but the smell goes away after washing the clothes. It's better then perm stained ruined clothes... Keep it clean :)

12/16/2014
Only thing it made disappear was my money
StarStarStarStarStar1/5

Didn't work on pollen stains, didn't work on coffee stains, didn't work on juice stains. The stains were larger and only slightly less noticeable after using Tide to go. The only thing it removed was about $6.50 from my wallet. Hand soap and water works much better.

12/07/2014
doesnt work
StarStarStarStarStar1/5

Used now a couple times and hasn't once worked to remove any fresh stain.

10/10/2014
Not on white pants
StarStarStarStarStar1/5

I dropped a French fry covered in gravy and ketchup on myself at lunch today. It landed on my white capris in three spots. I immediately used tide-to-go and it didn't work. I am thoroughly disappointed.

09/26/2014
Thanks Tide to Go
StarStarStarStarStar5/5

Thank You Tide to Go! I am travelling on business, and was ironing in my hotel room last night. When I got to my favorite purple shirt, custom tailored I might add, I was greeted with two light blue blotches, dead center. I pulled out my Tide to Go stick, which I had not touched in at least 2 or 3 years. I hit the stains with a heavy dose, then rinsed the area, and hung to dry. This morning, I have perfect purple, no stains. Now I can buy a new Tide to Go stick instead of an expensive new shirt. Thank You!!!

01/07/2014
Awesome product
StarStarStarStarStar5/5

Purchased a Kenneth Cole winter white feather-down winter coat which was marked down due to a fairly large pink lipstick stain on the back. Tide to Go Instant Stain Remover worked wonders. Stain is now gone. Thank you for this great product. I now have a perfectly good new winter coat at a fraction of the price to keep me warm this winter.

12/28/2013
worked on Sharpie
StarStarStarStarStar4/5

Was shocked it worked on blue sharpie! Although pkg said may not work for ink I decided to try it anyway. It removed 90% of a blue sharpie stain on my sons new winter hat. I'm glad I tried it because it made a huge difference, not perfect, but much better with just a dot left instead of the whole smudge.

12/17/2013
Love it!
StarStarStarStarStar5/5

I use it all the time especially on Mustard and Chipotle sauce stains. It works every time! Thanks

12/05/2013
StarStarStarStarStar1/5

Ruined my pants :( replaced old stain with tide to go stain

10/25/2013
Awful waste of money!
StarStarStarStarStar1/5

Use it on a spaghetti stain (which listed on the packaging as something this pen removes), and it didn't work a single bit. I got better results from rinsing the stain in hot water than using this pen. Do not buy!

09/10/2013
Terrible
StarStarStarStarStar1/5

Ruined my favourite pair of pants. Did not even remove the stain, simply removed the colouring of my pants then left the original stain. I arrived at work looking like I can't do my own laundry. Awful product, would not recommend it to anyone.

08/20/2013
Made Bigger Stain
StarStarStarStarStar1/5

Please do not use this. It turned my very small stain into a larger more noticeable stain. The stain was just a spot of dirt which would have easily came out in the wash but I thought I would try this. The stain it left DID NOT come out in the wash. Ruined a $100 dollar sweater, thanks Tide.

08/10/2013
Smells like vomit
StarStarStarStarStar2/5

I like Tide to go, but use it very rarely because it smells like kiddie puke. I read through some other posts here and found others that thought the same thing. The response by P&G about shelf life of a year doesn't really mean much. I've even had that smell come from a brand new one out of the package. It's so gross!

07/10/2013
Never try this product
StarStarStarStarStar1/5

A waste of money. I tried it many times. Never cleaned my shirt when I spilled coffee on it! when shall this product work then

06/18/2013
Removed the dye on my jeans
StarStarStarStarStar1/5

Removed the dye on my jeans - would not use this product again.

06/11/2013
Horrible
StarStarStarStarStar1/5

I used this product to remove a small stain on a pair of light yellow Zara jeans. It did remove the stain, but it also removed the colour from my jeans. I am now left with a large white circle on me pants which are now ruined.

05/23/2013
Almost destructive
StarStarStarStarStar1/5

I had a simple grease stain on my brand new expensive knitted shirt after dinner. I thought the "Tide To GO" product should be the ideal solution to remove the stain and re-claim my shirt back before laundry. The result was disastrous, not only that the stain was not removed but the color of the area surrounding the stain was faded. The shirt has been practically destroyed.

04/13/2013
StarStarStarStarStar1/5

I found the same problem ,when pulling cap off the the entire contents spill out . The little I soaked up with the shirt that had the stain the stain did not come out. Can,t say the product impressed.

03/16/2013
Truly Amazed
StarStarStarStarStar5/5

I am truly blown away by this product. Foundation has ruined so many pieces of my clothing and NOTHING would work to get it out, I got liquid foundation on my WHITE blazer right before my sisters bridal shower and a friend of my suggested I use Tide To Go, I was already under the impression I would have to buy a brand new one and before I knew it, it disappeared right before my eyes I literally could not believe it! I have tried every google remedy to get foundation off of my clothes tide to go has now saved me a ton of money! I tell every woman to carry one in their purses it truly is a life saver!

02/15/2013
Excellent Product
StarStarStarStarStar5/5

I have seen this product advertised for sometime now. I am opening a Bridal Boutique and have purchased some Sample dresses that had some make up stains, one someone spilled something on a beautiful gown and so I thought I would chance using this product on getting these small marks off of them and I can not say nothing bad about this product!! Thank you!

02/03/2013
2 ruined shirts
StarStarStarStarStar1/5

While Tide to Go did get rid of most of the coffee, mustard and ketchup satin on some of the shirts on which I used the product, it mostly ruined the shirts by somehow "opening" up the fabric. At the outer limits of where the Tide to Go pen is applied, the 65 % polyester / 35 % cotton fabric has become transparent due to the threads separating to a point where the vertical straight lines are now crooked. Next time I'll wait and use good old soap and water...

01/03/2013
hockey puck marks
StarStarStarStarStar4/5

I tried this remover on puck marks on our hockey jerseys, but it didn't work. Took out alot of other stains though. Do you have a product that will remove the black rubber marks from ice hockey pucks that accumulate on the jerseys?

12/04/2012
Lack of info on packaging
StarStarStarStarStar1/5

I recently purchased a tide to go mini to remove a small blood stain while on holiday. It was a fresh stain, but I couldn't believe how quickly it ran out and failed to take out any of the blood stain. I did a little search afterwards and one link noted that tide to go does not work well on blood stains. This was not mentioned anywhere on the packaging when I purchased it. Not all customers have access to the web to look this up when shopping. I was not pleased with the lack of info and how fast the product ran out. Will not purchase this again or recommend it to others.

09/23/2012
tight cap
StarStarStarStarStar3/5

e first time I used the tide stick it was to take mustard of of a canuck shirt at an NHL playoff game and it worked great since then I've used it for various stains. But we just tried to open a new stick the cap was very tight and the end came off before the lid and spilled the entire stick wasn't very happy.

09/18/2012
Couldn't open then spilled everywhere
StarStarStarStarStar1/5

Couldn't open this. Used my teeth in frustration, and it spilled all over. I still don't know how people get it open without pulling off the whole top.

09/17/2012
The Tide Team
Sorry you had trouble opening the Tide To Go. We'd like to help and learn more about what happened if you could call us at (800) 879-8433 when you have a chance.
09/19/2012
Highly recommended Tidetogo
StarStarStarStarStar5/5

On a cruise last winter, my luggage remained in Toronto. Having only my travelling clothes to wear, wouldn't you know it, I dropped a spot of sauce (from dinner) onto my shirt. Luckily I had picked up a tube of Tide to go as an emergency. I always carry a tube with me when travelling. PS the luggage caught up with me eight (8) days later.

08/25/2012
Liquid in stick spilled out EVERYWHERE!
StarStarStarStarStar1/5

This is the 2nd time that I have bought a tide to go stick that has opened up entirely while I try to remove the lid and spilled all over me!!! The first time I was lucky and the outfit I was wearing was OK. This time I was not so lucky. I would have performed a "test" patch given the opportunity--but almost all of the contents of the stick spilled all over my favorite linen skirt and ruined it!!! This is the last time I buy this product!!!!

08/14/2012
The Tide Team
Oh no, I'm sorry this happened with the Tide To Go Pen. Please give us a call at (800) 879-8433 so we can help and learn more about what happened. Thanks!
08/22/2012
Extremely lucky
StarStarStarStarStar5/5

Yesterday I wore my white linen jacket to work and during lunch I managed to spill spaghetti sauce on the right side of the jacket. Fortunately, one of my co-workers had a Tide To Go in her desk drawer and after three applications the bright orange stain was no longer visible. I will be recommending that my daughters always carry one in their purse or have one available at their place of work. Thank you Tide to Go.,

08/08/2012
Saved the day!
StarStarStarStarStar5/5

I was on my way to work, wearing white capris, and I took a bite of a strawberry, which then dripped down onto my lap! I didn't have enough time to go home and change, and I tried to blot the stain out at work, which only made it bigger. Luckily, I remembered I had my Tide pen with me, and even though it was quite old, it still worked. In 20 minutes, there was no trace of the stain at all!

07/25/2012
Fail.
StarStarStarStarStar1/5

Unfortunately the marketing of the Tide to Go instant stain remover pen got me - so when I got a tiny dirty stain on my Brand New Trukfit hat, I washed away the mud and there was a small stain - I thought "Hey, Tide to go!" I thought wrong. Now there is a fist sized bleach stain on my perfect in every other way Brand new hat. I do not recommend nor will I ever use this product again. Big. Fat. Fail.

07/24/2012
The Tide Team
I'm sorry you have had this experience after using Tide To Go. Please be assured this isn’t permanent damage. To remove the spots, just rewash the item using the hottest water safe for the fabric and the recommended amount of Tide. If you still have further questions feel free to call us at (800) 879-8433.
08/01/2012
truly disappointing
StarStarStarStarStar1/5

I spilled some mango juice on a good quality and somewhat valuable white T shirt...immediately I tried to remove the stain with cold water but it remained. Later in the day at the Walmart checkout I notice the Tide togo...about $4 tx included...bought it took it home, tried it as directed...stain still there after 2 trys ...Fortunately I still had part of a bar of Ban-it, that I bought years ago...instantly gone...wish I'd thought of it first. Maybe it only works on P&G generated stains...

07/17/2012
The Tide Team
I'm sorry the Tide to Go pen didn’t remove the stain, and I’m sharing your comments with the rest of the team. Please keep in mind our pen works on many stains, but no product will remove all stains. It works best on fresh food stains (tomato juice, grape juice, ketchup, BBQ sauce, coffee, etc.) but does not work well on ink, blood, grease, grass, mud. Hope you'll give it another try!
07/18/2012
the best tide to go moment ever
StarStarStarStarStar5/5

Hi my name is Janet and my daughter got married last weekend at a winery in Victoria . IN limo on way she dropped lipstick on her lace dress 13 women screamed at driver to stop at grocery store-- we rushed in and bought tide to go . it saved the dress and the day and we have the pictures to prove it thanks -- what a gift that three dollar buy was and what a story all had to tell panic moment ended

07/11/2012
terrible results!
StarStarStarStarStar1/5

I used this on a top of mine...it took the stain out instantly and I was thrilled until several minutes later when it started to leave a large yellow stain where I had used the Tide to go. I have washed the shirt twice and the large yellowish stain remains...I am NOT IMPRESSED at all. I have thrown out this product and will NEVER buy it again.

06/18/2012
The Tide Team
I'm sorry the Tide to Go pen left a yellow stain. Please be assured, this is very unusual and we wouldn’t expect this to happen. Fortunately, the yellow color can be removed by pre-treating the affected area overnight with Tide liquid detergent. After pre-treating, wash the item as you normally would and add bleach (be sure to check the care tag label first). To prevent such a stain from occurring in the future, dab the treated areas with a damp cloth or napkin to remove any excess Tide to Go solution left on the fabric. Hope this helps!
06/25/2012
Popping Cap
StarStarStarStarStar4/5

Love the product, however the cap keeps popping off in my purse! Would be appreciated if you could change your design to a screw top rather than a pop top cap. Thanks!

06/14/2012
Disaster
StarStarStarStarStar1/5

Iused it on a $ 150.00 pair of dress pants that I had worn twice. When it dryed it left abrasions on the spots as if something course had been rubbed over them or a chemical had attacked them.

06/06/2012
The Tide Team
I'm sorry to hear about your experience as this is not something we’ve seen in the development of Tide To Go when used as directed. Please give us a call at (800) 879-8433 so we can help and learn more about this. Thanks!
06/12/2012
A great quick fix
StarStarStarStarStar4/5

I have been using tide to go for quite some time now and I find it to be very handy when you need a quick fix for a stain. I keep one in my purse at all times and have extra ones at home. It does dry up if not used. I would recommend it to anyone.

06/02/2012
not a great buy
StarStarStarStarStar1/5

bought the minis and they seemed to be dried up...very little liquid came out when pressed into stain..not enough to remove stain. I have used many regular :tide to go" and loved them, but sometimes it leaves a white mark

06/01/2012
The Tide Team
Please give us a call at (800) 879-8433 and we'll be happy to help and make this right for you. Thanks for your loyalty.
06/08/2012
Dissapointed
StarStarStarStarStar1/5

I was having a blueberry shake and got the littlest stain on my jean vest. I used tide to go and the stain is now gone but it left a white spot where I rubbed and also a big yellow circle around it. I should of waited until I got home to use the real stuff.

05/24/2012
It stained!
StarStarStarStarStar1/5

I always loved this product until today. I have had the stick for over a year and the exterior is getting worn. As I used the stick to remove a stain (successfully) the stick got wet and the orange coloring on the exterior of the product dripped orange dye on my white shirt and stained it in numerous places worse then the original stain! Tide - please consider a redesign!

04/24/2012
The Tide Team
I'm sorry you had this happen with the Tide To Go Pen and we'd like to learn more about what may have happened. Please give us a call at (800) 879-8433 when you have a chance. Thanks!
04/26/2012
PLEASE FIX THE LID!!!!!!
StarStarStarStarStar1/5

I am a mom and a model I have a tide pen in every purse and bag I own. however The tide pen has ruined many of my expensive purses due to the fact the lid does NOT stay on!. I have had to resort to putting all my pens in ziplock bags. please please please fix your lids otherwise I will be forced to not purchase this product anymore I hate plastic ziplock baggys in my purse! This product does the trick but the problem with the lid is enough to call it quites with me. Thank you

02/09/2012
Lid doesn't stay on/makes mess in computer bag
StarStarStarStarStar3/5

Hello, If anyone at Tide is reading this post; would you please fix the above issue concerning the lid of this product. We consumers, for the most part like your product, your company, and it'd be much appreciated if this problem was solved. Thank you , Andras

02/07/2012
Terrible
StarStarStarStarStar1/5

Just purchased this product from our company convenience store for a whopping $5. Had a coffee stain on my dress shirt that had to be removed before my sales meeting. All I have now is an extended circle stain from the actual liquid in the tide to go. This product didnt get the 4 drops of coffee out of my shirt in fact it made it much worse. I willl never use this product ever again and I am going to throw it out as I write this. DO NOT USE ON EXPENSIVE DRESS SHIRTS!

12/07/2011
Lids
StarStarStarStarStar5/5

I love Tide to Go - I have it in my purse, my school bag, my kitchen, and my husband keeps one in his desk at work. My ONLY complaint is that the lids will not stay on when being tossed around in a bag, and I end up with Tide to Go all over my papers.

10/16/2011
Amazing Quick fix
StarStarStarStarStar4/5

This product is great! I accidentally cut me finger slightly and didn't realize it until I saw a few small spots of blood drying onto my nice new baby blue dress. A co-worker let me use her Tide-To-Go stick and it completely removed the stains in seconds! I was very happily surprised! I have now purchased my own Tide-To-Go stick. My only negative comment is that the lid doesn't stay on well enough and the smell of the liquid is unpleasant. The smell is worth bearing rather than going a whole day with a nasty stain that may not ever come out if not dealt with quickly...like blood!

05/11/2011
Do these sticks go bad?
StarStarStarStarStar2/5

The first time I tried the Tide To Go stick, I thought it was great. So I went and bought a three-pack. One for my purse, one for the diaper bag, etc. But last week, I broke one out for a small stain on my shirt. I can't remember what the stain was, but it took it right out. Then I spent the next half hour trying to figure out what smelled so bad. I thought one of my children or cats had thrown up somewhere. I finally realized it was coming from my shirt! It smelled very strongly of vomit. I had to change my shirt and wash my skin underneath to get the smell out. I went back and smelled the Tide stick, and sure enough, it smelled horrible. I figured I'd forgotten to clean the tip properly after the last time I used it. So I chucked it out and broke out the last one from the three-pack. This one had never been used before. I smelled it, just to see, and this one stunk too! Do the sticks go bad after a certain time? I see your "spring cleaning" article recommends checking the expiration date on your Tide to go stick, but I don't see a date on mine.

03/28/2011
The Tide Team
Ugh! Sorry you had a stinky experience while using TIde To Go. TIde To Go does have a shelf life of 1 year. We stand by our product so if it smelled like that, please call us with your product handy at: 1-800-879-8433.
03/31/2011
Broken on 2nd use
StarStarStarStarStar2/5

I bought the Tide to Go Pen and during the second use the small applicator tip fell out of the pen. I tried to squeeze it back in but it just kept falling out. I took it back to the store where I purchased it and because I didn't have the bill they would not return it. But it was great the first time I used it!!!!!

03/09/2011
Smell
StarStarStarStarStar4/5

I like tide to go a lot, but i just had a spill and i cleaned the stained and followed the instructions of the package. But could you gys change the smell of the liquid, i am in a meeting right now and i smell like bleach. Could you guys make an odorless or a more enjoyable smell?

02/02/2011
Cap falls off
StarStarStarStarStar3/5

I have purchased Tide to go 3 times now. Although the effectiveness of the product is great, the caps keep falling off and either causing the tip to break or dry up and be of no use. This is really disappointing so I've stopped purchasing them. I encourage Tide to creat a cap that is harder to remove so costumers can stop wasting money. When you do, I'd love to get credit for these 3 in way of a coupon to buy the new product. Thank you for considering my concern. Louise

01/22/2011
Bleached my shirt
StarStarStarStarStar1/5

I used this on a ketchup mark on a white cotton sweater and ended up with a yellowish mark on the lapel of the sweater. I then had to find a dye marker to try to remove the yellow and restore the white. It is still not 100% but it is wearable. Am throwing this out.

10/02/2010
great
StarStarStarStarStar4/5

I love this product I take it everywhere I go. The only thing is that I wish they would make refills. I find that it does dry out over time even if you haven't used it. When you you need it, its great!!!

09/18/2010
Confused
StarStarStarStarStar1/5

I bought a new tide-to-go have always loved the product. But this time I used it on a new white shirt and I ended up with a big yellow stain, I washed that shirt and the stain did not come out. So I am unshure to keep using this product or should I buy a new pen?? Or will it damage my cloths again?

08/26/2010
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