EDITED TO ADD:
We have a winner! Congratulations, Katherine!
I’m just going to straight out cut to the chase: I’m GIVING AWAY a brand spanking new $500 Oreck Magnesium vacuum cleaner, and a Oreck Ultimate Handheld Vacuum Cleaner to go with it!
BECAUSE I LOVE Y’ALL.
(And because I love my new Oreck Magnesium Vacuum Cleaner, too.)
You can find out all about how to enter to win this vacuum at the end of this post, but first, the back story.
As the luckless cleaner-of-my-own-house, I am somewhat obsessed with housekeeping. It’s important to me to keep things clean and neat, but cleaning does not come naturally to me. I’m not good at it. And so I’ve struggled over the years to find products that work and make my life as a housekeeper a little easier.
A big part of this, obviously, is the vacuum cleaner. I’ve had a vacuum cleaner that many of my friends swoon over for a few years. I’ve had two of them, actually. Both worked GREAT out of the box. But after a year or so, both of them broke in the very same way. When I took one in to be fixed at the best vacuum cleaner repair shop in town, the owner told me to never buy that brand again. Oreck was the best brand, he told me.
I’ve had my Oreck for two weeks now and I use it almost every day. My favorite thing about it is that it weighs just seven pounds, yet it cleans with the same intensity as my older, MUCH heavier vacuums. The weight of the Oreck Magnesium alone makes cleaning seem so much easier- No more lugging a heavy vacuum up and down the stairs! YAY.
Now I have vacuuming help!
The Oreck Magnesium uses bags that are easy to put in and remove. Some prefer bagless vacuums, but I love having vacuum bags– They keep the vacuum much cleaner than my prior bagless vacuum, and reduce the amount of dust and grime that I normally have to deal with.
Other than the fact that it’s lightweight and has powerful suction, there’s another factor that makes this vacuum cleaner well worth the $499.99 it costs: That price includes a 7-year warranty and THREE vacuum cleaner tune-ups a year.
People, I paid $150 to have my last vacuum cleaner repaired and cleaned out ONCE … and no parts were replaced! I am beyond thrilled that I can take my Oreck in three times a year and have it tuned up, for free! This alone makes it a far better bargain than the $399 vacuum I’ve been using. It basically guarantees that I’ll have a perfectly-running vacuum for at least the next seven years.
And that will be a first.
The Oreck Magnesium also lays virtually flat, so it goes underneath most of my furniture, which is very helpful.
The ONLY drawback of this vacuum is that it has no attachments. Oreck obviously realized that I’d want something that could address cobwebs and corners, so it also sent this $149.99 Ultimate Handheld Vacuum Cleaner, which has an extension wand, as well as every attachment I could possibly desire…
So… have I convinced you yet that you simply MUST have an Oreck Magnesium Vacuum Cleaner and Oreck Ultimate Handheld Vacuum Cleaner? Well, one of you is going to win them both!
Doing each of the following things will earn you one additional entry:
o Following @oreck on Twitter
o Liking Oreck on Facebook.
o Signing up for Oreck’s email list by clicking on “Sign up for Email” in the top navigation bar and entering your email address.
Please note that the giveaway winner must be a resident of the U.S. 48 contiguous states.
Oreck Corporation provided the prize for the sweepstakes but is not the sponsor of the sweepstakes.
Good luck, everyone!