Plackers marks 40th anniversary with sweepstakes

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — A company that makes disposable flossers is giving away $40,000 in a contest to mark the 40 years the product has been available.

Plackers, which credits itself as the maker of the first disposable flosser, said people could buy specially marked packages of Plackers flossers, including Micro Mint, Gentle Fine, Twin-Line and GentleSlide and enter to win the grand prize. Other prize winners will receive an Apple iPad, iPod Nano or a year's supply of flossers.

"Plackers has revolutionized oral care over the years with innovations that make it easier for people to protect their smiles and enjoy good oral health," Plackers marketing manager Brett Huffman said. "Our Match and Win Game celebrates Plackers' history of innovation, beginning with the invention of the first disposable flosser, and gives Plackers customers even more reasons to floss daily."