RANDOM GIVEAWAY – Oreck XL Gold Vacuum Cleaner ($499)

by Kelsey Norwood

in Giveaways

{The lucky winner of the Oreck XL Gold vacuum cleaner is Nikki! She said, “I vacuum nearly once a day, and sometimes I have to run my vacuum just to get my fussy 3 month old baby to sleep!”

Congratulations! Email your address to kelsey[at]vanillajoy[dot]com BEFORE WEDNESDAY to claim your prize.

And I’ve been having lots of prizes go unclaimed, so from now on I will be choosing a winner and a runner up. If the winner doesn’t contact me before the following Wednesday, the runner up gets the prize.

The Oreck runner up is Ruth McKimson.

Thanks!}

THE PRIZE

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One reader will win an Oreck XL Gold upright vacuum cleaner! ($499.95)

MY REVIEW

I really didn’t understand how much I needed a new vacuum cleaner until I got the Oreck XL Gold. The first thing that is AWESOME about this vacuum cleaner is it takes up only a 12″ x 10″ rectangle of my precious closet space. That is a big deal! Our old vacuum was a canister style and took up sooo much space, didn’t store well at all/anywhere, and was akward to use. This Oreck is like going from a covered wagon to a Porsch, and I’m serious!

So it’s great before I even turned it on, and how well it works is just the icing on the cake. Weighing only 9 pounds, the Oreck upright vacuum cleaner is light enough to carry up and down our 2 flights of stairs and also to use with a baby on my hip. It’s also the quietest vacuum cleaner I think I’ve ever heard, so Elliot doesn’t mind it so much. And he really likes the little light on the front too!

oreck_vacuum_pathAir flow travels at 102 mph so you’d think the vacuum would need a huge motor, but because of the direct path from your carpet to the bag, the XL series actually has a pretty small motor (the reason for its light weight and the use of only 1/3 of the electricity of regular vacuums). The XL Gold also has just the right shape for cleaning under and against furniture and walls, making those hard-to-reach spots not so hard-to-reach.

And most importantly, with a brush that rotates over 6500 times per minute and 102 mph air flow, this upright vacuum picks up more from your carpet. Clean carpet is pretty high on my list of priorities so we have a no shoe rule in our home that is strictly enforced. But the carpet gets dirty anyway, and with two little kids crawling and laying on that carpet, I want it to be as clean as possible! oreck_handheld_vac

The XL Gold also includes a handheld vacuum with 8 attachments. The Oreck website suggests using the handheld for areas like stairs, furniture, ceiling fans, molding, bookshelves, curtains, drapes, corners, and lampshades. Frankly, most of those items have not been cleaned at my house in a very long time. I just needed the right kind of gadget!

Oreck is one of the top vacuum cleaners, and the XL Gold fits right in with all their other hard working and easy to use vacuums. Thanks, Oreck!

GIVEAWAY RULES

  • Visit Oreck.com
  • Come back here and tell me how often you vacuum (I want the the TRUTH people…) before midnight Thursday, September 10.
  • A winner will be selected and announced at the top of this post Friday.
  • Only one comment per person unless you earn extra entries.
  • Giveaway open only to residents of the continental United States…sorry.
  • Winners must email me to claim their prize within 5 days.

EARN EXTRA ENTRIES

You may earn 1 extra entry each for doing the following (make a separate comment for each thing you do):

  • Follow me on Twitter
  • Follow Oreck on Facebook
  • Tweet about this contest with link back here (copy and paste http://www.vanillajoy.com right into the text box)
  • Subscribe to my feed
  • Sign up for my newsletter
  • Add my button to your sidebar
  • Comment on any non-contest post (must contribute to the conversation)
  • Facebook about the contest

GOOD LUCK and THANKS!

{ 498 comments… read them below or add one }

1 SWirfs August 31, 2009 at 6:46 am

Maybe if I had this Oreck, I would vacuum more often!
Sadly, I vacuum once every two weeks when my Shiba Inu isn’t shedding. When he is “molting” as I call it (2 times a year at least), there is fluff EVERYWHERE, and I have to vacuum 2x/week. We’re in the habit of removing shoes (Far East-style) at the entry to reduce the amount of dirt tracked in, so I think that helps some.

2 SWirfs August 31, 2009 at 6:47 am

Ooh! I added your RSS Feed to my Feed Folder, so I think I get an extra entry? Need a vacuum, mine is the “covered wagon” and I sure would love a “Porsche”!

3 Em August 31, 2009 at 7:18 am

I actually vaccuum about every other day. THe reason is my daughter is asthmatic and it helps keep her clear to vaccuum up all the gunk and dust mites.

4 Tracy C. August 31, 2009 at 7:50 am

I have to say I don’t vacuum as much as I used to. We replaced the carpet downstairs with wood flooring, but we still have carpet on the stairs and in the bedrooms. I probably vacuum these one every two weeks, more if something gets spilled or broken.

5 Kaye August 31, 2009 at 7:54 am

I used to try and vacuum every couple of weeks, but with a newborn my goal is more often, but not always achieved…

6 Gigi Griffis August 31, 2009 at 8:12 am

I vacume the living room every day. I have a cat and GRAND~girls!

7 Gigi Griffis August 31, 2009 at 8:19 am

Button, button i have your button, on my side bar :)

8 Gigi Griffis August 31, 2009 at 8:19 am

I’s signed up to get your emails.

9 Gigi Griffis August 31, 2009 at 8:24 am

I don’t tweet but I do blog and I blogged about your contest: http://gigigriffis.blogspot.com/2009/08/great-giveaway.html

10 Gigi Griffis August 31, 2009 at 8:32 am

I Facebooked about the contest!

11 Gigi Griffis August 31, 2009 at 8:36 am

I commented on the blog about reusing old t-shirts!

12 Danielle E. August 31, 2009 at 8:42 am

Okay I try for twice a week but it is really more like once a week or whenever the dog smell gets to me whatever happens first.

13 Melissa August 31, 2009 at 8:46 am

Fantastic giveaway~! I vacuum about twice a week. I really could stand to every other day with a toddler and 2 dogs!!

14 Melissa August 31, 2009 at 8:47 am

I subscribe!

15 Melissa August 31, 2009 at 8:47 am

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16 Megan Aaron August 31, 2009 at 8:48 am

I never vacuum. I have a cleaning person every other week and they vacuum. I know I should do it more often, but I just plain dont have time. Anyway, I hope I win this because our vacuum just broke!

17 Shauna August 31, 2009 at 8:48 am

I do about once a week. Sometimes more if something needs to be picked up!

18 Connie C August 31, 2009 at 8:49 am

I am ashamed to say I only vacuum about once a month or when company is coming! I hate hauling our canister up and down the stairs. This one looks a lot more usable!

19 Monica August 31, 2009 at 8:49 am

I vacuum about 5-6 times a week. My son has allergies, so I have to do it often.

20 Connie C August 31, 2009 at 8:49 am

I subscribe

21 Monica August 31, 2009 at 8:50 am

I follow you on Twitter.

22 Monica August 31, 2009 at 8:50 am

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23 Melissa Y August 31, 2009 at 8:50 am

Ugh. My almost one year old HATES when I vacuum – he cries every time and if I hold him he shakes, and if I do it while he’s sleeping sometimes it wakes him up. Sigh. So… I only vacuum about every 2 weeks even though I need to be doing it 2 times a week or more!! I would LOVE a more quiet vacuum!!

24 Melissa Y August 31, 2009 at 8:51 am

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25 Melissa Y August 31, 2009 at 8:52 am

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26 Melissa Y August 31, 2009 at 8:53 am

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27 Megan R August 31, 2009 at 8:57 am

We have to borrow my mom’s vacuum currently so honestly, I am embarrassed to say that it is only like once a month, sometimes every 2 months. In desperate need of a vacuum here!!

28 Megan R August 31, 2009 at 8:58 am

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29 Megan R August 31, 2009 at 8:59 am
30 Megan R August 31, 2009 at 9:02 am

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31 Megan R August 31, 2009 at 9:02 am

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32 Megan R August 31, 2009 at 9:03 am

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33 Megan R August 31, 2009 at 9:04 am

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34 Megan R August 31, 2009 at 9:08 am

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35 Jackie August 31, 2009 at 9:20 am

I vacuum once a week, sometimes more, especially during shedding season (we have 4 cats of various fur lengths). I have heard wonderful things about Orecks – a friend of mine who cleans houses for a living swears by hers and I know it would do a great job on cat fur!

36 Jackie August 31, 2009 at 9:20 am

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37 Emmi August 31, 2009 at 9:21 am

I vacuum maybe every other day or every two days…

38 Emmi August 31, 2009 at 9:21 am

I am a follower on Twitter; simplywonderful

39 Cindy B. in Montana August 31, 2009 at 9:25 am

Honestly….I vacuum when I start to see it needs it :) It’s just hubby and I most of the time, so it doesn’t get too bad and most of our time is spent where there’s hardwood floors.

40 Cindy B. in Montana August 31, 2009 at 9:26 am

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41 Cindy B. in Montana August 31, 2009 at 9:26 am

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42 Cindy B. in Montana August 31, 2009 at 9:26 am

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43 Cindy B. in Montana August 31, 2009 at 9:27 am

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44 Janet Carpenter August 31, 2009 at 9:29 am

Thanks for doing this – not only would I love, love, love to win this vacuum, of course! But I’ve been wondering how often other people vacuum. I try to vacuum once a week, with the key word being “try”. The result and truth, every other week. That’s my carpeting in the bedrooms. The kitchen and family room, every three days or so. When my daughter was a food-throwing baby, three times a day. When she was a food-throwing toddler, three time a day. Whew, our food-throwing days are over and she’s even gotten very good at not spilling! The stairs are my least favorite – once a month. Our mostly unused living room and dining room – every two weeks.

Now that I’ve put you to sleep and made you sorry you asked….

Thanks to you and Oreck for a great giveaway.

45 Carla August 31, 2009 at 9:30 am

I vacuum once a week, MAYBE? I should more often, but I don’t!

46 Cindy B. in Montana August 31, 2009 at 9:31 am
47 Janet Carpenter August 31, 2009 at 9:32 am

I follow you on twitter, I’m janetmom2maya.

48 Janet Carpenter August 31, 2009 at 9:32 am
49 Janet Carpenter August 31, 2009 at 9:33 am

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50 Janet Carpenter August 31, 2009 at 9:34 am

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51 hayley August 31, 2009 at 9:37 am

i commented on a post

52 Janet Carpenter August 31, 2009 at 9:38 am
53 hayley August 31, 2009 at 9:38 am

i’m good if i vacuum twice a week

54 hayley August 31, 2009 at 9:39 am

i’m a subscriber

55 hayley August 31, 2009 at 9:39 am

i get your newsletter

56 hayley August 31, 2009 at 9:39 am

you’re on my facebook

57 Janet Carpenter August 31, 2009 at 9:41 am

I have your button at http://www.giveawaysonblogs.com

Is there a limit on how many non-giveaways we can comment on for entries?

Thanks again for a fantastic giveaway!

58 Jessica August 31, 2009 at 9:43 am

I vacuum every other day. We don’t have a lot of rug space, but the area rug in the family room seems to be CRUMB central…and the baby loves to find these crumbs and eat them, along with any fuzzys, dust, paper that is left down there. Yuck.

59 Jessica August 31, 2009 at 9:44 am

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60 Baba August 31, 2009 at 9:47 am

I don’t vacuum often enough because my current vacuum spits dust back into the air and makes a mess. I hate not being able to keep the dust down. It drives me crazy. Still I only vacuum maybe once a month because of it. Yuk!

61 Baba August 31, 2009 at 9:47 am

Following on Twitter
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62 Baba August 31, 2009 at 9:48 am
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64 Baba August 31, 2009 at 9:49 am

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65 Baba August 31, 2009 at 9:52 am

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66 Megan August 31, 2009 at 9:54 am

I have 2 boys under the age of 2 so my vacuum sees power 1-5 times a day and I only have carpet in one room.

67 Kenyetta August 31, 2009 at 9:54 am

Truthfully, I vacuum once every two weeks!

68 Kenyetta August 31, 2009 at 9:55 am

I subscribe to your newsletter

69 Darci August 31, 2009 at 9:55 am

Oh I vacuum every week, but I should vacuum LOTS more than that I know. Hopefully this new vacuum if I win would inspire me to vacuum more.

70 Kenyetta August 31, 2009 at 9:55 am

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71 Darci August 31, 2009 at 9:56 am

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72 Megan August 31, 2009 at 9:56 am

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73 Barbara H. August 31, 2009 at 10:15 am

This is timely — I need a vacuum cleaner!!

Usually my children vacuum, but I have them do it about twice a month. I’d like it done every week, but Saturdays when they’re available are sometimes busy with other things.

74 Lisa Magaoay August 31, 2009 at 10:17 am

I vacuum my laminate floors downstairs about ever other day. Carpet areas downstairs about once a week, staircase and upstairs about every other week, unless my husband gets annoyed and does it. I’m 8 months pregnant and using the “I cant carry my canister vacuum up the stairs” excuse to get out of vacuuming the stairs and upstairs more often =)

75 Stephanie August 31, 2009 at 10:20 am

On average I probably vacuum 1-2 times a day, but in reality what actually happens is that every 2-3 days I get on this vacuuming kick and vacuum like 3-4 times in that day. It’s ridiculous. I absolutely hate how dirty my carpets look. As soon as I come across an extra $100 to get the carpets cleaned a no shoe rule will be enforced at my house too. The carpets are just sooo yucky. I sure hope I cmoe home with this vacuum soon, because my poor vacuum is on it’s last legs of life…

76 Stephanie August 31, 2009 at 10:21 am

I am a subscriber.

77 Stephanie August 31, 2009 at 10:23 am

I put a status update about this awesome contest on my Facebook page.

78 Stephanie August 31, 2009 at 10:27 am

I commented on your Roadtrip Kids Activity Bag #1 blogpost.

79 Barbara H. August 31, 2009 at 10:30 am

Second entry: I subscribe to your feed.

80 Annette W August 31, 2009 at 10:34 am

I vacuum 1-3 times a week. Before I stayed at home and had children it was every two weeks or so. Staying home really makes more mess!

81 Kim August 31, 2009 at 10:36 am

Ummm, we do it maybe weekly, if THAT. so bad, I know.

82 Kim August 31, 2009 at 10:38 am

twitter follower- kgail11

83 Nicole W August 31, 2009 at 10:38 am

I HONESTLY vacuum 5 or 6 times a week. My carpet shows every little tiny crumb, and I have an 11 month who gets into everything and makes messes out of everything, and a husband who is the same way :) So I vacuum just about every day.

84 Kim August 31, 2009 at 10:39 am

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85 Jeannine August 31, 2009 at 10:40 am

I vacuum maybe a couple times a week. Why you ask? Because every vacuum I have bought in the last few years only lasts a few months! Sometimes the hose doesn’t work. Or my favorite, the bottom sucks things up and then spits the stuff back out! (feels great on your legs, lol)
I am currently using my stick vac that I have had for a few years. Yup, it has outlasted about 4 vacuums! So I do know the importance of a good vacuum!

86 Jeannine August 31, 2009 at 10:41 am

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87 Jeannine August 31, 2009 at 10:46 am

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88 brooke August 31, 2009 at 10:54 am

I vacuum about twice a week. I love that it is instant cleanliness gratification. Plus the hum of the vauum blurs out all the random craziness around me.

89 Jen Cleary-Peeples August 31, 2009 at 10:54 am

I vacuum 2 times a week. But with 4 dogs and a new little calico kitty, I would love to have the new OreckGold. I have always wanted an Oreck, but have not been able to afford it. Now hopefully I will win it.
I need it with 4 dogs a kitten and soon 7 Grandkids running around. Pick me Pick me!
Thanks for all your wonderful ideas. I have used quite a few for my daughter who is expecting in early Nov. Keep up the great site!
Jen

90 Heather D. August 31, 2009 at 10:54 am

i honestly try to vacuum every two weeks but sometimes it’s more like every 3…so sad!

91 Danielle E. August 31, 2009 at 10:54 am

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92 Heather D. August 31, 2009 at 10:54 am

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93 Danielle E. August 31, 2009 at 10:55 am

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94 Connie August 31, 2009 at 10:57 am

I vacuum probably every other week. My vacuum is currently not working, so I have been using my shop vac, which cleans fine, but is sure a pain to haul around, especially since I have a 4-level, multi-level house. Not fun! I would love to win this vacuum, so glad you are offering it!

95 Rebecca August 31, 2009 at 11:01 am

I have a toddler that seems to create crumbs and other messes. I vacuum most days, some day more than once. Lets just say I can imagine my hand me down vacuum, that I have had for 6 years getting ready to kick the bucket soon. And we aren’t even talking about vacuuming stairs (or even bedrooms). Its all in the living room and dining room.

96 Sue D August 31, 2009 at 11:12 am

I usually vacuum once a week but most of the house is hardwood floors or tile and I use a broom in high traffic areas more frequently.

97 Sue D August 31, 2009 at 11:12 am

I am a subscriber.

98 Sue D August 31, 2009 at 11:12 am

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99 Laura P. August 31, 2009 at 11:16 am

Wish I had time to vacuum everyday, but it’s acually somewhere around once a week (twice if I can con my husband into pitching in!)

100 Laura P. August 31, 2009 at 11:17 am

I subscribe.

101 Sue D August 31, 2009 at 11:18 am

I made a comment on your post about Travel Snack Ideas and Recipes.

102 Jeannine August 31, 2009 at 11:22 am

Commented on Travel Snack Ideas And Recipes

103 Laura P. August 31, 2009 at 11:25 am
104 JaKell August 31, 2009 at 11:30 am
105 JaKell August 31, 2009 at 11:31 am

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106 JaKell August 31, 2009 at 11:33 am

I vaccum once a day and sometimes more. lazy weeks only 3-4 times a week. with 5 kids it depends on how much we are home. in our old house it was at lease 2-3 times A DAY the carpet showed everything! I was glad when we got new carpet LOL but still should vaccum just as much…thanks to my cheap $50 walmart vaccum i get to vaccum often, somday I hope to get a nice one like this.

107 JaKell August 31, 2009 at 11:33 am

I have your button on my blog side bar!

108 JaKell August 31, 2009 at 11:34 am

I receive your newsletter and love it, thanks!!!

109 Rebecca August 31, 2009 at 11:38 am

I subscribe to your feed. And I admit I had a mild panic attack when i looked at vacuum bag prices. But, I would probably keep using our old upright (for the bigger stuff) until it dies or I get sick of having two vacuums.

110 Michelle Weymouth August 31, 2009 at 11:56 am

I actually really enjoy vacuuming, so I typically vacuum once a day. Especially since I have a big, yellow lab!

111 Michelle Weymouth August 31, 2009 at 11:57 am

I follow on twitter

112 Michelle Weymouth August 31, 2009 at 11:58 am

I tweeted this contest!

113 Michelle Weymouth August 31, 2009 at 11:58 am

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114 Summer Braxton August 31, 2009 at 12:01 pm

Do these people really vacuum every day??? I vacuum about every 3 weeks!! I would love to have a second vacuum on the top floor. I might vacuum more often if I didn’t have to lug it up and down stairs :)

115 Summer Braxton August 31, 2009 at 12:02 pm

I subscribe

116 Summer Braxton August 31, 2009 at 12:02 pm

I’m a follower

117 emily e. August 31, 2009 at 12:03 pm

We probably end up vacuuming about once a week…sometimes less…but we aim for at least once a week!

118 emily e. August 31, 2009 at 12:04 pm

I also subscribe to your feed!

119 Angel S. August 31, 2009 at 12:25 pm

I vacuum once a week. I need to more, but really our vacuum stinks so what’s the point! This would be a timely win for me!

120 Angel S. August 31, 2009 at 12:25 pm

I subscribe~~

121 shannon August 31, 2009 at 12:33 pm

It’s practically every day since our apartment has carpet under our table and high chair and my two boys (okay all of us spill stuff)! We love to vacuum in our house, it’s really my favorite job and I’m not just saying that :).

122 shannon August 31, 2009 at 12:33 pm

I subscribe to your feed.

123 shannon August 31, 2009 at 12:33 pm

I have your button on my blog.

124 shannon August 31, 2009 at 12:34 pm

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125 ShootingStarsMag August 31, 2009 at 12:37 pm

Full out vaccumming? probably once a month. We do dust bust the little things every day or so.

126 ShootingStarsMag August 31, 2009 at 12:37 pm

i follow on twitter: @shootingstarmag

127 Cassie Stevens August 31, 2009 at 12:48 pm

I vacuum probably 2x a week. I should vacuum more since my daughter has allergies but my vacuum is like 7 years old and does not work well.

128 Katherine August 31, 2009 at 12:50 pm

this has to be the best giveaway I’ve ever seen on the blogosphere. I’ve owned Oreks for over 20 years and they can’t be beat!

129 Nicole August 31, 2009 at 12:53 pm

I vacuum about once a week, but I should do it more.

130 Nicole August 31, 2009 at 12:53 pm

I signed up for newsletters.

131 Nicole August 31, 2009 at 12:54 pm

I subscribed to your feed.

132 Linda August 31, 2009 at 12:54 pm

Sign me up. I vacuum 3 times a month sadly.

133 Linda August 31, 2009 at 12:56 pm

I tweeted about this giveaway!

134 Linda August 31, 2009 at 12:56 pm

I subscribe to your feed via Google.

135 Cassie Stevens August 31, 2009 at 1:00 pm

I signed up for your e-mails

136 Tricia August 31, 2009 at 1:02 pm

I vacuum once a month…bad right? I need a better vacuum to encourage me to vacuum more!

137 Sarah August 31, 2009 at 1:04 pm

I vacuum about once a week – I want it to be two or three times

138 Sarah August 31, 2009 at 1:06 pm

I tweeted

139 Sarah August 31, 2009 at 1:06 pm

I follow you on twitter

140 Sarah August 31, 2009 at 1:07 pm

I follow oreck on facebook

141 Sarah August 31, 2009 at 1:07 pm

i subscribe to you feed

142 Sarah August 31, 2009 at 1:08 pm

I wrote about you on facebook.

143 Cassie Stevens August 31, 2009 at 1:08 pm

You are now on my facebook =)

144 Sarah August 31, 2009 at 1:09 pm

I wrote on another post

145 Amy August 31, 2009 at 1:11 pm

Sadly, I don’t vacuum but maybe once every three weeks. Maybe if I won this I would get better at cleaning!

146 Sammi August 31, 2009 at 1:16 pm

I vacuum about every other day, depending on how much dirt gets on my floor from my two girls.

147 Carrie August 31, 2009 at 1:18 pm

I vacuum at least a couple of times a week (I don’t have a choice with how many crumbs my kids get on the floor!). I would love an Oreck so I wouldn’t have to lug my big ol’ canister vacuum out all the time!

148 Dana August 31, 2009 at 1:21 pm

I honestly vacuum once a week usually on Saturday. It just isn’t my favorite thing to do. Maybe if I win the Oreck I won’t dread it so much.

149 Dana August 31, 2009 at 1:21 pm

I follow you on twitter.
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150 Dana August 31, 2009 at 1:22 pm

Fan of Oreck on facebook.
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151 Dana August 31, 2009 at 1:23 pm

I subscribe to your feed.

152 Dana August 31, 2009 at 1:23 pm

I receive your newsletter.

153 Dana August 31, 2009 at 1:24 pm

I have your button.

154 Natalie H. August 31, 2009 at 1:24 pm

i vacuum every day, mostly because my dining area is carpeted & i have kids : )

155 Dana August 31, 2009 at 1:26 pm
156 Dana August 31, 2009 at 1:29 pm
157 Michelle August 31, 2009 at 1:34 pm

I vacuum about once a week, but am not very rigid about it. If the kids decided it was Make Confetti Day, I’ll pull out the vacuum even if I just did it a day or two ago. And if I’m really busy, it might go for two weeks or more… you wanted honest!

158 Michelle August 31, 2009 at 1:35 pm

I subscribe to your feed.

159 Michelle August 31, 2009 at 1:36 pm

I comment on non-giveaway posts (like Car Emergency Kit).

160 Michelle August 31, 2009 at 1:36 pm

I also receive your newsletter. Thanks so much, Kelsey!

161 Maloree D August 31, 2009 at 1:55 pm

My family room gets vacuumed every other day. The rest of the house… maybe once a week… if you are lucky.

162 Tricia Z August 31, 2009 at 2:01 pm

We vacuum every other day here an the main floor because the cat sheds his long silky fur all over and my daughter does paper crafts just about every day. But upstairs is a different story! Probably once a week or once every two weeks even!

163 StampinCathy August 31, 2009 at 2:05 pm

Wow I sure could use this sweet vacuum. I try to vacuum the living room, dining room and hallway every other day. My DH and DD won and the dog comes in. :(
I try to do the rest of the house 2 a week. Thanks so much for a chance.

164 StampinCathy August 31, 2009 at 2:06 pm

Whooo Hooo! I get another chance at this awesome giveaway for being a subscriber. Thanks so much.

165 Kath M August 31, 2009 at 2:36 pm

Okay, I’ll be honest… lol :~) Nowadays it is only about 3 times a week. I was in the habit of vacuuming every morning before I woke everyone up. (with animals in the house…lots of hair!) I need to be back in that habit…

Thanks for the wonderful giveaway. I love Oreck products, my latest purchase was a purifier, that works great!

Blessings,
Kath

166 Barbara Holland August 31, 2009 at 2:59 pm

I vacuum at least once a week! And I go through vacuums really fast because I have long hair that somehow ends up everywhere… and ends up killing my vacuums. I really need good and powerful one that can take that on and also dog hair!

167 Sharla August 31, 2009 at 3:15 pm

Okay, here’s the lowdown dirty truth. I only vacuum about every two weeks. I might spot vacuum with the shopvac but with my big beasty thing and loads of stairs….
You may think this isn’t so bad but I have four boys including twins who are two. Nuff’ said.
Needless to say winning this would be a miracle.
Serious.
Thanks!
P.S. Life has been insane and I can’t believe how long it’s been since I’ve been here but I love the new look!

168 Caron August 31, 2009 at 3:19 pm

Sadly, I vacuum only when people come over- about every 2 weeks or so. Sometimes I invite people over just for the motivation!

169 Sharla August 31, 2009 at 3:20 pm

I follow you on twitter
because you’re really coo’
I follow you on twitter
because I’m not a foo’

sorry, really weird mood today

170 Sharla August 31, 2009 at 3:20 pm

I’m friends with Oreck on facebook now. Or a fan. Or something like that.

171 Sharla August 31, 2009 at 3:21 pm

I like totally tweeted here, like. http://twitter.com/momnerd/status/3674934157

172 Jennifer Hamitlon August 31, 2009 at 3:21 pm

Oh my goodness I so need this! I vacumn every other day. Yes, I am a bit OCD. Our vacumn only works now thru the hose and attachment – which means I have been vacumning the whole house with the attachment for the past 2 weeks lol. I have worn it slap out and have asked my husband for a new vacumn for my birthday but winning this one would be AWESOME!

173 Sharla August 31, 2009 at 3:22 pm

Of course I subscribe to your feed! Duh!

174 Jennifer Hamitlon August 31, 2009 at 3:22 pm

Follow you on twitter @eclairemom

175 Jennifer Hamitlon August 31, 2009 at 3:22 pm

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176 Melanie H August 31, 2009 at 3:23 pm

I vacuum . . . embarassingly seldom. Once a week. . . at best. once every 2 weeks is more common.

177 Sharla August 31, 2009 at 3:23 pm

I signed up for your newsletter ages ago!

178 Jennifer Hamitlon August 31, 2009 at 3:23 pm

Now a fan of oreck on FB!

179 Jennifer Hamitlon August 31, 2009 at 3:24 pm

Your button is on my blog!
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180 Jennifer Hamitlon August 31, 2009 at 3:25 pm

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181 Jennifer Hamitlon August 31, 2009 at 3:28 pm

Commented on travel snack ideas post!

182 Sharla August 31, 2009 at 3:31 pm

I commented on your emergency kits for cars. I’m ready to go add a few items!

Tomorrow.

183 Sharla August 31, 2009 at 3:34 pm

I facebooked about this contest. I’m not sure how to send the link or whatever though. And I cheated because I told people to NOT enter this contest. Hope you’re not mad at me. ;)

184 FoxyJ August 31, 2009 at 3:40 pm

I vacuum about once a week or so; not as often as I should. It’s such a pain.

185 FoxyJ August 31, 2009 at 3:41 pm

I also subscribe to your feed :)

186 Danielle E. August 31, 2009 at 3:57 pm

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187 Caryn August 31, 2009 at 4:16 pm

I vacuum every Saturday. Saturday is a special day, it’s the day I get ready for Sunday :) Anyway, I love the look of freshly cleaned carpet and with two cats shedding in the summer heat, I sometimes have to vacuum twice a week.

188 Liz Memmott August 31, 2009 at 4:29 pm

I vacuum weekly. sometimes less. I love vacuumed floors, but don’t love to do it!

I love that Oreck Halo vacuum.

189 Liz Memmott August 31, 2009 at 4:31 pm

i follow you on twitter and tweeted this contest
MrsShoogiehttp://www.vanillajoy.com is giving away a vacuum.. CHeck it out!!

190 Liz Memmott August 31, 2009 at 4:31 pm

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191 Liz Memmott August 31, 2009 at 4:32 pm

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192 Liz Memmott August 31, 2009 at 4:32 pm

Your button is on my sidebar

193 Sara G August 31, 2009 at 4:35 pm

I only vacuum about twice a month, sad, huh?

194 Amy Brewer August 31, 2009 at 5:25 pm

I know this is awful but I vacuum like once a week and if I have to clean up a mess I just sweep around the mess unless it’s my once a week sweeping. My mom tells me to do it everyday but I don’t.

195 Amy Brewer August 31, 2009 at 5:25 pm

I subscribe with yahoo feed.

196 Amy Brewer August 31, 2009 at 5:26 pm

I have been a follower of yours on twitter for awhile. My twitter name is makeetis

197 Katie Lyons August 31, 2009 at 5:32 pm

First off, I have to say that this is an awesome giveaway! Secondly, I would like to let you know how desperately I’m in need of a good vacuum. The one I currently have generally needs to go over a spot 5 or more times to get it clean (and still sometimes it’s not even totally clean)
In answer to your question, I vacuum once a week. I should vacuum more, I know, but what can you do? Maybe having a vacuum that isn’t so much work will inspire me to vacuum more ;)
Thank you for the chance!
Katie

P.S. I did visit the Oreck site and totally fell in love with their Halo vacuum cleaner, not only because it has the same name of my favorite video game, but because it has a UV-C germ killing light! Who couldn’t use that?

198 Kathryn August 31, 2009 at 5:55 pm

Oh man i NEED this. Our vacuum is horrible but we will have it til it dies because a good one is so stinkin expensive!

199 Gina Loggins August 31, 2009 at 6:10 pm

UGGG! With two kids, a dog and a messy husband I vacuum way too often! I have to break it out for the spills and crumbs that drive me crazy! Once a week is the normal amount of time but it sure feels like everyday lately.

200 Gina Loggins August 31, 2009 at 6:10 pm

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201 Gina Loggins August 31, 2009 at 6:10 pm

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202 Gina Loggins August 31, 2009 at 6:11 pm

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203 Gina Loggins August 31, 2009 at 6:12 pm

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204 Suzie August 31, 2009 at 6:12 pm

I vacuum the living room at least every other day and the bedrooms 2x week. The filtration system of the vacuum caught my eye with the phrase, “Dust less often!” Dusting is one of the things right above cleaning the toilets for me. I also thought the handheld vacuum would come in very hand. Trying to vacuum the stairs can be quite the task. I’ve almost been toppled over by my current vacuum several times on the stairs.

205 bridget3420 August 31, 2009 at 6:51 pm

I vacuum twice a week.

206 bridget3420 August 31, 2009 at 6:52 pm

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207 bridget3420 August 31, 2009 at 6:53 pm
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209 bridget3420 August 31, 2009 at 6:54 pm

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210 bridget3420 August 31, 2009 at 6:54 pm

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211 APRIL August 31, 2009 at 6:59 pm

I don’t vacuum. My husband does! And he does it about every other day.

212 APRIL August 31, 2009 at 7:01 pm
213 APRIL August 31, 2009 at 7:02 pm

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214 APRIL August 31, 2009 at 7:03 pm

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215 APRIL August 31, 2009 at 7:03 pm

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216 APRIL August 31, 2009 at 7:04 pm

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217 APRIL August 31, 2009 at 7:04 pm

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218 SusanH August 31, 2009 at 7:07 pm

OK, I really only vacuum about every 2-3 weeks. But,hey, I live alone and I”m not too messy!

219 Trish August 31, 2009 at 7:19 pm

Thanks for hosting this giveaway. I would love to win a new vacuum cleaner! We have a Bernese Mountain Dog, so I really should be vacuuming several times each day, but I do not. I typically vacuum at least once a week and some weeks I get it out more often. Perhaps if I had a smaller, quieter vacuum cleaner, I would use it more often!

220 Trish August 31, 2009 at 7:20 pm

I also subscribe to your blog via email.

221 Tisha August 31, 2009 at 7:25 pm

I wish I could say daily … but really it’s whenever I can’t stand the little things sticking to my bare feet … probably once a week or so!

222 Kathy August 31, 2009 at 7:36 pm

I subscribe/Follow and have linked you and your badge to my blog. I love your site. I vacuum everyday but could definitely use a new vacuum, as mine is pretty old. Thank you for all your wonderful offers/posts.

223 susan t August 31, 2009 at 7:47 pm

I vacuum usually every weekend… semtaylor@yahoo.com

224 susan t August 31, 2009 at 7:47 pm

I am a subscriber

225 Jinii Boren August 31, 2009 at 7:50 pm

I am lucky if I get to vacuuming once a week.

226 Jinii Boren August 31, 2009 at 7:50 pm

I follow on twitter.

227 Jinii Boren August 31, 2009 at 7:51 pm

I follow your feed

228 Jenn FIsher August 31, 2009 at 7:52 pm

I vaccum once a week, I should vaccum more, but the one I have is terrible and I just got new carpet and I don’t want it to ruin it. I have waited for this carpet for 6 years now, I really should break down and buy a new one.

229 Sara August 31, 2009 at 8:24 pm

Ok you said honest. Every two weeks! I know, don’t tell my mom!

230 Sara August 31, 2009 at 8:24 pm

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231 Sara August 31, 2009 at 8:25 pm

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232 Sara August 31, 2009 at 8:25 pm

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233 Sara August 31, 2009 at 8:26 pm
234 Sara August 31, 2009 at 8:30 pm

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235 Mindy Bird August 31, 2009 at 8:44 pm

I vacuum once every 2 weeks… I would like to start vacuuming more and I sure would if I had a good vacuum!!

236 Mindy Bird August 31, 2009 at 8:46 pm

I subscribe to your feed.

237 Mindy Bird August 31, 2009 at 8:47 pm

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238 Mindy Bird August 31, 2009 at 8:47 pm

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239 Mindy Bird August 31, 2009 at 8:51 pm

I commented on another non-giveaway post.

240 Mindy Bird August 31, 2009 at 8:58 pm

(your button is on my blog here: mbirdgiveaways.blogspot.com)

241 Deb August 31, 2009 at 9:03 pm

interesting question. It depends on the week or on the day. Sometimes I’m just busy with other things. Years ago I used to have a cleaning routine. I do like to have the floors vacuumed because it helps the whole house look cleaner, at least every few days. If I only get one room done, the vacuum sets out; and if someone stops by, at least they know it’s a work in progress. : )

242 Amanda N August 31, 2009 at 9:06 pm

We have five kidlets and we seriously vacuum every day. we rotate chores and so *lucky me!* it is always someone’s day to do the floors. We dont do major suckage until Saturday where we do both flights of stairs and the whole downstairs.
Am i tough? Perhaps! :D\
We’ve gone through two eurekas in the past two years….I need a good one!! :)

243 Amanda N August 31, 2009 at 9:08 pm

i have your button! :D

244 Amanda N August 31, 2009 at 9:09 pm

i signed up to your feed thingie too :)

245 Denise August 31, 2009 at 9:39 pm

Honestly? Eeeck. I vacuum when somebody is coming over. Shhhh…don’t tell!!! I would so love this vacuum…I use a canister that was a wedding gift and we’ve been married 25 years!!

246 Emily S August 31, 2009 at 10:30 pm

I’m horrible at vacuuming! We got a new kitten and if I wait too long in between vacuums his allergies start getting to him. Our vacuum {doesn’t} suck! I’d love to get this!

247 Janet Ang August 31, 2009 at 10:44 pm

Prior to my vacuum completely giving up on me (smoke coming out and the repair guy telling to buy a new one), I cleaned every other day because of the cat fur! Now, I have to wait to be able to buy a new one….. sad.

248 Kathy August 31, 2009 at 10:57 pm

I as a rule vacuum once a week because I hate my vacuune.
Ithink I would do better with an Oreck????

249 Deanne September 1, 2009 at 4:54 am

awesome giveaway!!!….I hate to vacuum! Mine is so heavy!! i can hardly get it up the steps

250 Rebecca September 1, 2009 at 5:48 am

I should totally vacuum more often than I do because we have a furry dog and a toddler…I vacuum about once a week. I think I would vacuum more often if I had a nicer vacuum;)

251 Rebecca September 1, 2009 at 5:51 am

I follow you on twitter (rebeldwell)

252 Rebecca September 1, 2009 at 5:54 am
253 Rebecca September 1, 2009 at 5:54 am

I subscribe to your feed.

254 Rebecca September 1, 2009 at 5:57 am

I subscribe to your newsletter ( bec289 at hotmail dot com)

255 Rebecca September 1, 2009 at 5:59 am

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256 Michelle W September 1, 2009 at 6:04 am

I try and vaccum every 3 days since we have a husky dog that shed A LOT. I should vaccum every day though.

257 Michelle W September 1, 2009 at 6:05 am

I follow you on tweeter.

258 Michelle W September 1, 2009 at 6:07 am
259 Julie B September 1, 2009 at 6:15 am

I vacuum twice a week and we also have a no shoe rule in the house. The exceptions are the princess dress up shoes that my daughters try to wear 24 hours a day :) I have watched the Oreck commericals and have always been tempted to get one as the one we have is a pain.

260 Julie B September 1, 2009 at 6:15 am

I subscribe to your newsletter

261 megan loukota September 1, 2009 at 6:21 am

I sweep every day, we have hardwood floor, carpet is full of dust mites, made out of plastic, formeldahyde and flame retardents, which have been shown to be toxic to children. This vacuum has a bag, which means it has to be thrown away and I am not up for throwing more into landfills.

I love the steam mop, I have totally been considering buying a steam mop and this one just might be it. If I won the vacuum could I trade it for a steam mop?

262 megan loukota September 1, 2009 at 6:21 am

i have your button

263 megan loukota September 1, 2009 at 6:22 am

i subscribe by email

264 megan loukota September 1, 2009 at 6:22 am

i get your newsletter

265 Julie B September 1, 2009 at 6:33 am

I commented on your Vacation photos

266 Dawna W September 1, 2009 at 6:35 am

You would think that with teenagers, I would not vacuum very much. I WISH that was the case! I find myself vacuuming more than twice a week. The traffic that comes through our home is unbelievable! This amazing vacuum could really make living on a four level home a lot more manageable considering it only weighs 9 lbs!!!

267 Dawna W September 1, 2009 at 6:35 am

I have your cute little button on my blog!

268 Dawna W September 1, 2009 at 6:35 am

I subscribe to your newsletter.

269 Dawna W September 1, 2009 at 6:36 am

I “facebooked” about your great giveaway!!!

270 Megan R September 1, 2009 at 7:25 am

Commented on Vacation Pics.

271 Megan R September 1, 2009 at 7:30 am

Commented on Binki Clip Tutorial.

272 Danielle E. September 1, 2009 at 7:43 am
273 tracey calix September 1, 2009 at 7:58 am

2 dogs + 2 little children + husband who is a brick mason = me vacuuming at least every other day. My mom has an Oreck and loves it, I think I would love it too!

274 Regina D September 1, 2009 at 8:03 am

i vacuum every 7 to 10 days. i have a heavy vacuum. thanks

275 Regina D September 1, 2009 at 8:04 am

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276 Regina D September 1, 2009 at 8:04 am

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277 amy p September 1, 2009 at 8:08 am

I vacuum about 3 times a week! I should do it more often though

278 amy p September 1, 2009 at 8:09 am

I follow u on twitter. 1amypugmire

279 amy p September 1, 2009 at 8:09 am

I follow oreck on facebook. amy bolda pugmire

280 amy p September 1, 2009 at 8:10 am

I subscribe to your feed.

281 amy p September 1, 2009 at 8:10 am

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282 Annalee September 1, 2009 at 8:11 am

I vacuum about twice a week, but that doesn’t seem to be often enough to keep my carpet free of dog hair.

283 amy p September 1, 2009 at 8:11 am
284 amy p September 1, 2009 at 8:11 am

I have your button.

285 Caryn September 1, 2009 at 9:39 am

I posted a comment about Oregon

286 Caryn September 1, 2009 at 9:40 am

I signed up for your newsletter :)

287 Jen Cleary-Peeples September 1, 2009 at 9:50 am

Just saw vacation pics. Great looking family. Still would love the Oreck XL Gold for the Zoo I have aquired.

288 Jen Cleary-Peeples September 1, 2009 at 9:51 am

Ih yes, I add the RS feed.

289 Jen Cleary-Peeples September 1, 2009 at 9:53 am

Also added you to Facebook for all my nieces and daughters to check it out.

290 Liz S. September 1, 2009 at 9:54 am

I really need a new vacuum too! Yeah! I’m kindof obsessed and vacuum every other day! It’s actually my favorite chore. I hope I win!

291 Liz S. September 1, 2009 at 9:54 am

I have your button

292 Liz S. September 1, 2009 at 9:55 am

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293 Liz S. September 1, 2009 at 9:55 am

I subscribe too!

294 Andi September 1, 2009 at 10:20 am

Maybe twice a month??
But I don’t have carpet!!

295 Jennifer M September 1, 2009 at 10:20 am

I admit I’m a vacuum-acholic, I can’t stand to see a crumb on the floor, it’s my main cleaning thing. The dishes can be pile head high, but the floor must be cleared out and clean, very hard to accomplish with a 2 yr old.

296 Andi September 1, 2009 at 10:22 am

Feed subscriber.

297 Andi September 1, 2009 at 10:23 am

Got your button.

298 Jennifer M September 1, 2009 at 10:24 am

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299 Jennifer M September 1, 2009 at 10:27 am

I follow on twitter

300 Jennifer M September 1, 2009 at 10:28 am

I subscribe to your feed, google

301 Jennifer M September 1, 2009 at 10:29 am

I’ve got your button, thanks for the extra chance

302 Jennifer M September 1, 2009 at 10:29 am

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303 Jennifer M September 1, 2009 at 10:35 am
304 Jennifer M September 1, 2009 at 10:37 am

I comment on the vac post :
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305 Kiersten September 1, 2009 at 11:14 am

Wow–this came at the right time! Our vacuum cleaner just broke, and with a little 3-month-old, not having a vacuum is not an option, so my parents’ old vacuum is on loan to us…unfortunately, it doesn’t work much better than our old one did!

306 Kiersten September 1, 2009 at 11:14 am

I subscribe to your feed on google. Thanks!

307 Kiersten September 1, 2009 at 11:18 am

I’m now following Oreck on Facebook

308 Kiersten September 1, 2009 at 11:18 am

I added your button to my sidebar

309 Kiersten September 1, 2009 at 11:19 am

I signed up for your newsletter

310 Kiersten September 1, 2009 at 11:19 am

I follow you on twitter

311 Kiersten September 1, 2009 at 11:26 am

I just commented on your Oregon post

312 Lorna DeLoach September 1, 2009 at 1:11 pm

I try to vacuum at least once a week–notice I said “Try”! I own an Oreck that I’ve had for about 15 years and I love it. I have arthritis and it is so easy to use. My daughter bought a new one last year (self propelled) and I’ve been using it. Love, love, love it!!! But, sadly, she’s moving and taking it with her. I think I need a new one:-)

313 Heather H. September 1, 2009 at 1:11 pm

I vacuum probably – 1-2 X a week – I should vacuum more since I have animals that shed a lot.
jswandrn @ gmail.com

314 kristin September 1, 2009 at 1:32 pm

i vacuum my main floors at least every other day–having a one year old who still puts EVERYTHING in her mouth encourages me to do that…

but we just moved from a place we had lived for over 2 years… and i only vacuumed the stairs one time the entire time we lived there. i can’t believe i just admitted that!

315 Melanie P September 1, 2009 at 2:40 pm

i subscribe to your feed

316 Melanie P September 1, 2009 at 2:41 pm

only once a week

317 Melinda Wilson September 1, 2009 at 3:09 pm

Since I have a sheading dog right now, I vacuum ever 2 – 3 days. When the dog is not sheading, I vacuum once a week.

318 Melinda Wilson September 1, 2009 at 3:09 pm

I am an email subscriber

319 Melinda Wilson September 1, 2009 at 3:10 pm

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320 Kathy Mc September 1, 2009 at 5:27 pm

Vacuum once every two weeks but would do more often if I had a good Oreck that only weighs 9 lbs. Thanks for the giveaway!

321 Kathy Mc September 1, 2009 at 5:28 pm

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322 Kathy Mc September 1, 2009 at 5:28 pm

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323 Angela September 1, 2009 at 7:11 pm

I vacuum once or twice a week. I prefer more, but no time.

324 Angela September 1, 2009 at 7:11 pm

I subscribed to your newsletter.

325 Angela September 1, 2009 at 7:26 pm

once or twice a week

326 Rachelle September 1, 2009 at 9:00 pm

Oh.My.Gosh. I want to win this SOOOO badly. I hate our vacuum. Probably vacuum every few months (we took our shoes off before going up the stairs) but it obviously needed it more often. We are in a new apartment now that is fully carpeted though so I’ll be vacuuming much, much more.

327 Rachelle September 1, 2009 at 9:00 pm

I subscribe!

328 Aura September 1, 2009 at 9:23 pm

I hate vacuuming and my kids are afraid of it so although I dustbuster too many times a day to count I leave vacuuming to my hubby once a week.

329 Aura September 1, 2009 at 9:24 pm

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330 Trisha September 1, 2009 at 11:15 pm

My husband has been wanting an Oreck for a LONG time! But they are just too expensive. Actually I only vacuum once every two weeks because my husband usually vacuums!

331 Trisha September 1, 2009 at 11:19 pm

I subscribed to your feed

332 Trisha September 1, 2009 at 11:19 pm

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333 Trisha September 1, 2009 at 11:21 pm

I follow Oreck on Facebook

334 Trisha September 1, 2009 at 11:22 pm

I added your button to my sidebar

335 Jessica F September 2, 2009 at 5:05 am

I actually love to vacuum! I vacuum either the upstairs or downstairs at least once week.

336 Danielle E. September 2, 2009 at 5:56 am

I follow Oreck on Facebook

337 Danielle E. September 2, 2009 at 5:56 am

Posted contest on facebook

338 Michelle W September 2, 2009 at 6:06 am

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339 Michelle W September 2, 2009 at 6:06 am

I’m a fan of Oreck on facebook.

340 Megan R September 2, 2009 at 6:35 am

Commented on Interview with a 2 year old!

341 Lins September 2, 2009 at 7:11 am

Well this is so exciting!! I vacuum the carpet once a week, but I vacuum the tile at least every other day. I swear our dog sheds an entirely new dog everyday. I find dog hair in the strangest places! Oh I really hope I win a new vacuum! :)

342 Lins September 2, 2009 at 7:15 am

I also commented on Interview with a 2 year old! :) He sounds hilarious :)

343 Laurie September 2, 2009 at 7:36 am

Why apologe? Do what you can do when you can do it! (my new cancer motto) We vacuum when we actually have the time – probably every other month. No kids at home. Don’t walk thru the house barefoot. But we certainly COULD use a new vacuum – ours is a 27 year-old Kirby and I swear it will outlast me! It’s extremely heavy! Thanks for the opportunity!

344 rebecca September 2, 2009 at 8:22 am

When I am not pregnant, almost daily, but these days its about once or twice a week. i like clean carpet!

345 Jennifer September 2, 2009 at 8:22 am

I (honestly!) vacuum twice a week. Sometimes I will vacuum more often, as I have 3 indoor cats – 2 of which are long haired and shed EVERYWHERE! I need a powerful vacuum around here and I think this Oreck would do the trick! Thanks!

346 Jennifer September 2, 2009 at 8:27 am

I follow you on Twitter (EightyMPHMom)

347 Jennifer September 2, 2009 at 8:27 am

I am now a fan/follower of Oreck on facebook, and I’ve left a comment (Jennifer Regan)

348 Jennifer September 2, 2009 at 8:28 am

I’ve tweeted about your giveaway:
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349 Jennifer September 2, 2009 at 8:30 am

I’ve added your button to my blog! (middle column, first set)

350 Jennifer September 2, 2009 at 8:36 am

I posted your giveaway on facebook (Jennifer Regan, Eighty MPH Mom)

351 emilie September 2, 2009 at 9:03 am

I fopllow you on twitter ( livinlikelarry)

352 Jen Cleary-Peeples September 2, 2009 at 9:34 am

The Oreck giveaway is one of your best so far. Loce all youe great ideas. Locwe your interview with your son. Out of the mouths of babes!!

353 Julie Bianchi September 2, 2009 at 9:42 am

I vacuum at least once a week – although I HATE to vacuum! I used to love vacuuming because every time I heard the vacuum sucking up something yucky from the floor, it made me feel like I was REALLY making the carpet clean for my kids to roll around on. But now that my vacuum doesn’t work very well – can’t hear it sucking up anything! – I don’t enjoy vacuuming as much because I feel like I might as well just be running a blow dryer over the carpet. I have ALWAYS wanted an Oreck but they are pricey and some bill, etc, HAD to be paid before I could treat myself to an Oreck. Isn’t it funny that as we get older, getting a new vacuum actually EXCITES us!! I would LOVE to win a new Oreck!

354 Jen September 2, 2009 at 11:52 am

I have to at least every other day if not every day!

355 Jen September 2, 2009 at 11:53 am

I am a fan of oreck on facebook

356 Claire September 2, 2009 at 12:36 pm

hmmm…well, I used to vacuum quite a bit until I got pregnant and realized that my heavy manual vacuum was pretty hard to use. Getting a new vacuum is on our list and will probably be what we get the family for Christmas, unless we win this!

357 Ruth McKimson September 2, 2009 at 1:12 pm

I have a bagless vacuum and it was great at first but now it just spews dust everywhere. And I have white carpet, so when my grandkids come over I have to vacuum constantly! This would be great!

358 Amy September 2, 2009 at 1:32 pm

We vaccuum the whole house once or twice a week…but we hand-vac little crumbs that get away from the little one much more frequently!

359 Dana September 2, 2009 at 2:47 pm

Commented on ….Interview with a 2 Year Old

360 Sara September 2, 2009 at 5:44 pm

I would love to win! My vacuum is OLD!

361 Ericka September 2, 2009 at 10:23 pm

I vacuum at least twice a week and probably should more with two little boys at home! I would LOVE the Oreck vacuum! I tried to vacuum out the car today and after I was finished it still looked terrible…to think of what the Oreck could do for my car!

362 Ericka September 2, 2009 at 10:37 pm

Just left a comment on your Interview with a two year old post :)

363 Megan S September 3, 2009 at 8:11 am

I vacuum at least three times a week. But the vacuum we have does not do a good job, it is an old vacuum.

364 Jaen September 3, 2009 at 10:48 am

I vacuum 1-2 a week. Maybe even 3 times on the kitchen/dining/living area.

365 Rhonda September 3, 2009 at 11:30 am

We really need a new vacuum! The one we have, we got after we got married five years ago and it is on the fritz, so I’ve only been vacuuming about once every two weeks lately.

366 Rhonda September 3, 2009 at 11:33 am

I am following you on twitter.

367 Rhonda September 3, 2009 at 11:34 am

I am a fan of Oreck on facebook.

368 Rhonda September 3, 2009 at 11:35 am

I am subscribed to your feed through the RSS reader in Outlook.

369 Rhonda September 3, 2009 at 11:36 am

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370 Rhonda September 3, 2009 at 11:38 am

I tweeted about the contest.

371 Rhonda September 3, 2009 at 11:41 am

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372 Angela Stewart September 3, 2009 at 11:48 am

I must vacuum the entire house about 3 times per week – our pets and their hair do quite a number in our house! My parents had an Oreck while I was growing up and I loved it! I have been wanting to get one for some time now.

373 Angela Stewart September 3, 2009 at 11:48 am

I am subscribed to your feed!

374 Angela Stewart September 3, 2009 at 11:49 am

I am signed up for your newsletter too!!!

375 Renee September 3, 2009 at 11:55 am

I hardly ever vacuum. Once a month, if I’m lucky. Our vacuum broke when I was trying to clean the roller brush. Vacuums shouldn’t be made so that only people with very special tools can do such light maintenance! Now to vacuum we have to borrow our neighbor’s, and while they are friends, I don’t want to be a pest!

376 Rhonda September 3, 2009 at 11:59 am

I commented in the “Interview with a 2 Year Old” post.

377 Spoodles September 3, 2009 at 1:48 pm

I vacuum about 2x a week. With 3 kids, that’s not nearly enough, but—well, with 3 kids, who has time to vacuum??

378 Spoodles September 3, 2009 at 1:49 pm

Twitter follower: Spoodles

379 Spoodles September 3, 2009 at 1:50 pm

I’m following Oreck on Facebook. Cindy Greer Dyer

380 Spoodles September 3, 2009 at 1:52 pm
381 Spoodles September 3, 2009 at 1:55 pm

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382 Spoodles September 3, 2009 at 1:56 pm

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383 Spoodles September 3, 2009 at 1:58 pm

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384 Allanna September 3, 2009 at 2:38 pm

A great vacuum is a wonderful thing to have. ^_^

385 Judy September 3, 2009 at 3:27 pm

The whole house gets cleaned once a week and that includes vacuuming all the carpets. I would love this Oreck vacuum….lighweight, yet a powerful pick-me-upper on the carpets.

386 Shay September 3, 2009 at 3:58 pm

The ‘high-traffic’ areas get vacuumed once a week, the rest …. whenever I get to it :) This vacuum is awesome — much better than my goodwill cheapie :)

387 Katie September 3, 2009 at 6:00 pm

Honestly, I vacuum once a month or so. My only excuse is that I don’t have kids. Lol!

388 Katie September 3, 2009 at 6:00 pm

I subscribe

389 Katie September 3, 2009 at 6:01 pm

Your button is on my sidebar

390 Ret September 4, 2009 at 5:01 am

I vacuum once a week if I’m lucky unless one of my grandchildren spill cereal or unidendified debris!

391 Jen Cleary-Peeples September 4, 2009 at 8:57 am

Help! Just moved to my old home, and the somewhat new vacuum does not work. Runs, but does not pick up! Being unemployed for 18 months does not allow me to purchase a new Oreck. Next best thing, win one from Vanilla Joy! Thanks for the opportunity!

392 Tawnda September 4, 2009 at 10:36 am

currently, every day… black dog hair is EVERYWHERE… even 20 minutes after… lol

393 Tawnda September 4, 2009 at 10:37 am

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394 Eileen Doane September 4, 2009 at 10:53 am

I love your site and your give aways are great!!
but I have slagged on visiting because I never know if my comments go through and because I don’t have a blog and all the other ways to enter your contests I feel that my chances are so low. I hate to look at what you are giving away because I know I never stand a chance. With only one entry. I love your ideas and recipes. And goodluck to all those who have signed in other ways and lots of chances to win.

395 Rosie September 4, 2009 at 11:17 am

I subscribe.

396 Rosie September 4, 2009 at 11:17 am

I get your newsletter.

397 Rosie September 4, 2009 at 11:19 am

I probably vacuum every other week. Scratch that. One of my kids vacuums every other week.

398 Kimberly R September 4, 2009 at 2:04 pm

Ok …. the truth – maybe every other week. I have this older HEAVY vacuum and we live in a tri-level. I have to admit I don’t mind vacuuming – but hauling the vacuum up the stairs and holding the vacuum up to do each stairs is very exhausting. A lighter easier to handle vacuum (like the Oreck) sure would make the process easier. Thank you so much for the opportunity!

399 Claire September 4, 2009 at 8:06 pm

Every other week? If I get around to it!

400 Night Owl Mama September 4, 2009 at 9:01 pm

I vacuum 2x’s a day. My boys have allergies so I have to keep the carpet clean clean clean sometimes 3x’s day

401 Night Owl Mama September 4, 2009 at 9:04 pm
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404 Anny September 4, 2009 at 9:14 pm

Hello,

I vacuum twice a week :)

405 Night Owl Mama September 4, 2009 at 9:20 pm

Friends with Oreck on Facebook Tricia Fandrey

406 Night Owl Mama September 4, 2009 at 9:36 pm
407 Autumn September 4, 2009 at 10:11 pm

Hopefully this comment will post to the right area. I vacuum about every other day or more if the kids are all home and of course when something is spilled. Here’s hoping.

408 Autumn September 4, 2009 at 10:21 pm

I commented on the post about talking with your two year old.

409 Kali September 5, 2009 at 3:48 am

What a great contest! I vacuum at least twice a week, sometimes every other day. I’m a bit OCD and am comforted by the feel of clean carpet :-)

410 Kali September 5, 2009 at 3:53 am

I’m following you on Twitter…

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411 Kali September 5, 2009 at 3:57 am

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412 Kali September 5, 2009 at 4:08 am

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413 Kali September 5, 2009 at 4:21 am

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414 Kali September 5, 2009 at 4:47 am

I commented on your linen closet organization post:

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415 Kali September 5, 2009 at 5:14 am

I tweeted about the contest:

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416 Kali September 5, 2009 at 5:30 am

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417 Laura September 5, 2009 at 10:33 am

I vacum once a week on sundays… its just a routine that was at my house while growing up so i wanted to use it on my own household too.

418 Cheryl F. (The Lucky Ladybug) September 5, 2009 at 10:54 am

I vacuum weekly. *Thanks* for the giveaway!

419 Cheryl F. (The Lucky Ladybug) September 5, 2009 at 10:55 am

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426 Night owl mama September 5, 2009 at 1:30 pm
427 michelle rosborough September 5, 2009 at 1:45 pm

I vacuum once a week

428 michelle rosborough September 5, 2009 at 1:46 pm

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430 michelle rosborough September 5, 2009 at 1:49 pm
431 michelle rosborough September 5, 2009 at 1:50 pm

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432 Kathy Hawkes September 5, 2009 at 5:42 pm

I vacuum usually about every three days in the high traffic areas and once a week in the rest of my home. Boy, would I love to be chosen for this giveaway!! My church has an Oreck and it does such a wonderful job there! Many blessings…

433 Pam Romero September 5, 2009 at 11:47 pm

I vacuum once a week, but only carpeted areas, most of my house has wood floors.

434 Pam Romero September 5, 2009 at 11:47 pm

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435 Pam Romero September 5, 2009 at 11:48 pm

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436 Pam Romero September 5, 2009 at 11:49 pm
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438 Patti Martin September 6, 2009 at 2:37 pm

I usually sweep the most but only because our vacuum is old and unreliable. So I probably vacuum twice a week. Thanks for the opportunity..

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439 Patti Martin September 6, 2009 at 2:38 pm

I’m a follower.

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440 Patti Martin September 6, 2009 at 2:38 pm

I have your button in my sidebar.

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441 Patti Martin September 6, 2009 at 2:39 pm

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442 Patti Martin September 6, 2009 at 2:40 pm

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443 Johannah B September 6, 2009 at 6:47 pm

I don’t vacuum…. truth right? I have a house cleaner now, but previously hubby always vacuumed ~~ I still would love to win this!!

444 Jill September 6, 2009 at 8:42 pm

Ummm….. *blush* Vacuuming is the worst housecleaning chore for me. I’d rather do 20 loads of laundry.

Perhaps the Oreck can change this for me!

445 Jill September 6, 2009 at 8:43 pm

I now follow you on Twitter as Coupons4Me :)

446 Jill September 6, 2009 at 8:46 pm

Here’s my Tweet..

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447 Jess September 7, 2009 at 10:25 am

I vacuum once a week, usually on Saturday afternoons.

448 Amy Deloach September 7, 2009 at 8:46 pm

In all honesty it depends on the week and how good my children are and if they have any accidents. I would love to only vacuum once a week but then I would have to train my kids to never spill or throw cheerios (or other foods) and not to eat in other rooms than the kitchen, but they are only little once! So for now I will vacuum several times a day with the hopes of once a week in the future

449 Amy Deloach September 7, 2009 at 8:47 pm

I receieve your newsletter

450 Jeanne September 7, 2009 at 9:44 pm

Finally subscribed to your feed! You’re the first!

I would love to vacuum only once, but necessity tells me that it must be much more often. With back surgery only 2 days away, maybe my teenagers would help out if it was a cool new vacuum! Well, I can hope, can’t I?

451 Cristinaq September 8, 2009 at 12:45 am

I love Oreck vacuums!! This would be such an incredible prize to win! My grandma has always had one, they’re the best! I vacuum about once a week and my hubby vacuums another once a week, so our house gets vacuumed twice a week, or at least the living room does. (sometimes more often, if the kiddos go crazy with crackers.)

452 Cristina September 8, 2009 at 12:49 am

I follow you on twitter

453 Cristina September 8, 2009 at 12:52 am

My other comment disappeared, that was weird! I love Oreck vacuums! My Grandma has always had one, they’re the best! I would be so excited to win this!! Between my hubby and myself our living room gets vacuumed about twice a week. (sometimes more, if the kids have crackers in there.) The stairs and the rest of the house, twice a month.

454 Cristina September 8, 2009 at 12:52 am

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456 Cristina September 8, 2009 at 12:54 am

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457 Cristina September 8, 2009 at 12:55 am

I facebooked about the contest and I’m heading over to tweet, too.

458 Cristina September 8, 2009 at 1:00 am

Tweeted!

459 Cristina September 8, 2009 at 1:11 am

I commented on the kid’s swim towel cover-up post.

460 andrea September 8, 2009 at 9:50 am

I vacuum only once a week unless there’s a special occasion :)

461 andrea September 8, 2009 at 9:50 am

I follow your blog through my google reader

462 Ronda September 8, 2009 at 10:36 am

I was debating… Dyson or Oreck. Finding a great deal on a Dyson made my decision. However I recently had a Kirby salesman show me just how my vacuum only picks up the surface dirt and carpet fibers. I’m kinda wishing I’d have bought the Oreck, but will have to get a couple more years out of my current vac before I can spend again! The Oreck would def be better for my neck and back! Oh and I vacuum twice a week, unless I see signs it is needed more.

463 Katie September 8, 2009 at 10:38 am

I try to vacuum about once a week, on Saturdays (“try” being the key word here). We got a cheap vacuum cleaner for our wedding & it hasn’t helped much. We have laminate floors downstairs, so the vacuum cleaner just blows dirt around – literally – and we have old carpet upstairs, and the vacuum often gets clogged on the carpet. (We moved into an apartment recently that had 2 dogs & 3 cats, and I’m not sure if the owners ever cleaned. It was quite a sight when we moved in!) Needless to say, we could sure use a new vacuum cleaner that works. What a great giveaway! :)

464 Lauren September 8, 2009 at 11:45 am

This is embarassing… I only vacuum the MAIN walkways in our apartment every few weeks, and the corners, under furniture, etc a few times a year (don’t tell my mom!) With a baby on the way and a transition to working from home part-time, I need to keep things cleaner!

465 Lauren September 8, 2009 at 11:46 am

I subscribe to your RSS feed!

466 Angela Baird September 8, 2009 at 4:09 pm

I vacuum my downstairs about once a week and my upstairs once every two weeks. Terrible, I know, but it is what it is! I would absolutely LOVE a vacuum. Anything’s gotta beat my little $40 vacuum I currently have! This is soooooo cool!

467 Gina Loggins September 8, 2009 at 7:28 pm

I commented on the juvenille book blog

468 Robin~PENSIEVE September 8, 2009 at 7:43 pm

ACK! I **need** to vacuum more than I do, but I hit at least s o m e rooms weekly, others go much longer.

The timing of finding your site is perfect…my vacuum broke YESTERDAY and I’m kind of desperate.

Does sympathy come into play? :)

469 Robin~PENSIEVE September 8, 2009 at 7:43 pm

I also followed you on Twitter :)

470 Michelle W September 9, 2009 at 10:59 am

I tweeted.

471 jessica September 9, 2009 at 12:49 pm

i vacuum about every threes days. My son loves to eat cheerios and when he gets full he tends to drop them. On the weekends I have been known to vacuum up to 3 times a day depending on his mood. A new vacuum would be great to win.

472 Cristine September 9, 2009 at 5:03 pm

What an amazing giveaway. Oreck’s are great!!!

473 Nikki September 9, 2009 at 7:49 pm

I vacuum nearly once a day, and sometimes I have to run my vacuum just to get my fussy 3 month old baby to sleep!

474 Sallie September 10, 2009 at 4:22 am

I never vaccuum. :(
The cleaning lady does help me out every few weeks though.

475 Sallie September 10, 2009 at 4:25 am

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476 Helen September 10, 2009 at 6:25 am

Only when absolutely necessary!

477 Hilary September 10, 2009 at 7:58 am

Ok I admit it. I generally only vacuum when I have company. I need to vacuum more often but I hate dragging the vacuum up and down the stairs. I really need another one so I will vacuum more often.

478 Michelle September 10, 2009 at 8:25 am

wow, do I need a vacuum! I haven’t vacuumed in over 2 months! ever since my oldie died.

479 Michelle September 10, 2009 at 8:25 am

I’m also a subscriber

480 Kristen September 10, 2009 at 9:01 am

I NEED to vacuum daily, but weekly, if I’m lucky. I have had such BAD luck with vacuum cleaners. They have not lasted more than a year and my current one is held together with duct tape. I HOPE I WIN!!!!!!

481 Kristen September 10, 2009 at 9:01 am

I subscribe via email

482 Sarah September 10, 2009 at 9:06 am

I vacuum every day, no joke! I have two one year olds and a three year old so there is always something to clean up. I must admit I enjoy vacuuming – maybe because it drowns out all the other noise?

483 Sarah September 10, 2009 at 9:09 am

I follow you on Twitter. (iloveagiveaway)

484 Sarah September 10, 2009 at 9:09 am
485 Sarah September 10, 2009 at 9:10 am

I subscribe to your feed.

486 Sarah September 10, 2009 at 9:11 am

I subscribe to your newsletter.

487 Sarah September 10, 2009 at 9:14 am

I have your button on my sidebar.

488 Sarah September 10, 2009 at 9:16 am
489 Susan September 10, 2009 at 9:42 am

I don’t vacuum because the weight of ours is a ton, so my hubby does it, but since I’ve been recently laid off I feel I must take more of his duties and I would love to try with this lighter vacuum. I’ve always heard great things about Oreck, but never had the money for the one of the best. I subscribe to your newsletter and I thank you for the chance!

490 Ruth M. September 10, 2009 at 2:16 pm

I vacuum before people come over.

491 Becky Rico September 10, 2009 at 2:33 pm

I usually vacuum twice per week. I try to do it on Monday and Friday but definitely before we have visitors. ;-)

492 Night Owl mama September 10, 2009 at 8:21 pm

I follow Oreck on Facebook Tricia Fandrey

493 Night Owl mama September 10, 2009 at 8:23 pm
494 Night Owl mama September 10, 2009 at 8:26 pm
495 Night Owl mama September 10, 2009 at 8:31 pm

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496 Yolanda B. September 10, 2009 at 8:50 pm

Yikes! how badly do I want this! im 27 and live in colorado with 2 messy boys! i have wooden floors and in our kitchen have stone tiles (does that make sense?) nonetheless, they are so hard to sweep, swiffer and to vaccum!! i try to vacuum once a week if not def by the end of 2 weeks i vacuum, bc if not, I will lose my mind!

497 Yolanda B. September 10, 2009 at 8:51 pm

OK! im a fan on FB. this is my first giveaway and im making the cut by 9 minutes! wish me luck!

498 Yolanda B. September 10, 2009 at 8:54 pm

This would be perfect! My bf doesnt understand good vacuum cleaners but i can show him the way!!!

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