{CLOSED} OMG: Oreck Magnesium Giveaway!

Winner was picked! Cara from The Marvelous Flight of Cara.

OMG. Yup. I am now the happy mama to an Oreck magnesium vacuum cleaner Goodness. Our last vacuum probably weighed 500 pounds and sounded like an angry hippo (slight exaggeration). But, my sweet love (yes, that’s what I call this vacuum, my sweet love) weighs in at just under 8 pounds. I can easily pick it up to vacuum the sofa and my cats (ok, I don’t actually vacuum my cats. I just dream of doing it somedays… hairy kids. Do not vacuum your cats.).

Anywho, this thing is super strong! Gets all those roving hairballs that hide here and there all over our hardwood floors. This thing is so strong is just kept rolling along when I let go of it.

What about it:

This thing lays flat so you can get it under your furniture. Wha? Yeah. The cord: I wish it was cordless… BUT, I know it wouldn’t be as strong without it. So, I’m cool with it… it’s really long and I don’t have to keep changing plugs. There are 2 different power settings. Awesome. It’s made of magnesium…. which is stronger than most types of steel. Downsides: it uses bags. I know I can get used to this, but I prefer bagless. It’s pretty darn spendy, but I have a feeling we will have this guy for quite some time.

To be completely honest: I should let you all know that I have given this vacuum a hug. But, really. This vacuum is awesome. I’ve been the owner of many cheap-college-days vacuums. They never do anything right. The Oreck Magnesium has the right stuff (do you have New Kid’s on the Block stuck in your head now?).

P.S. Ruari really wanted in on all the photos I was taking… so, she set this photo up. Adorable:

GIVEAWAY:

You can win an Oreck Magnesium vacuum for yourself! That’s a $499.99 value!

Mandatory entry: Visit Oreck.com and tell me one thing you learned about the Oreck Magnesium.

After the Mandatory entry, there are 6 extra chances to win (Please leave separate comments for each entry):

o   Follow @oreck on Twitter.

o   Like Oreck on Facebook.

o   Sign up for Oreck’s email list by clicking on “Sign up for Email” in the top navigation bar and entering your email address.

o   Tweet about the giveaway, mentioning @thepapermama and @oreck with a link to this post.

o   Follow my blog somehow (gfc, RSS, email, bloglovin’…. your choice)

o   Follow me on one/all of these (twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest)

Note: The giveaway winner must be a resident of the U.S. 48 contiguous states. Oreck was kind enough to send me this vacuum to review. Oreck Corporation provided the prize for the sweepstakes but is not the sponsor of the sweepstakes. All opinions are my own. Last day to enter the giveaway is Monday, June 4th, 2012. 11:59 PST.  One winner will be chosen at random on random.org and has 72 hours to get back to me, after I email them. Good luck!

341 comments

  • Shani on said:

    It's the light model that Oreck has made to date.

  • Kaelah on said:

    Learned that it has 2 speeds (whaaa?!)

    XX

  • Molly Bussler on said:

    Following you on Twitter @mollydo2

  • Molly Bussler on said:

    Liking you on FB – Molly Ann Bussler

  • Molly Bussler on said:

    Email subscriber to your blog

  • Molly Bussler on said:

    Signed up for Oreck's Email

  • Molly Bussler on said:

    Liking Oreck On Facebook – Molly Ann Bussler

  • Molly Bussler on said:

    Following Oreck on twitter @mollydo2

  • Molly Bussler on said:

    I learned that the high-performance rear wheels with cylindrical wheel bearings give the Magnesium maneuverability.

  • Chelsea on said:

    That it’s light weight & you can use it on hardwood/tile– which is perfect for my house!

  • Brianne R. on said:

    Awesome giveaway! ^_^ I visted the Oreck site and I love the "Quickswitch"! I have different floors throughout the house from laminate to carpet, to tile, and it's a pain with my heavy vacuum, who can only vacuum carpets!

  • Jo C on said:

    I also follow you on Facebook and Pinterest.

  • Jo C on said:

    I am following your blog (via e-mail).

  • Jo C on said:

    I signed up for Oreck's e-mail list.

  • Jo C on said:

    I liked Oreck on Facebook.

  • nanettep on said:

    I follow your blog.

  • nanettep on said:

    I'm their email subscriber.

  • nanettep on said:

    I follow you on Twitter/Facebook/PInterest.

  • nanettep on said:

    I follow them on Twitter.

  • nanettep on said:

    I learned that it lays flat.

  • Jo C on said:

    I was amazed that this vacuum has 102 mph airflow (that delivers powerful cleaning) and that the motor spins at approximately 7,000 RPM! Plus it can lay flat to vacuum under things! Sweet!

  • Kathryn on said:

    I love that it goes flat! I also have always loved Oreck's customer service in their local store!!

  • nat on said:

    I can finally get under my couch without having to rearrange the living room

  • Nat on said:

    And I just started (legally) following your blog and The Haps…Ok I stalk your blogs :)

  • Nat on said:

    I already follow you on Facebook :)

  • Nat on said:

    I can finally get under my couch without having to rearrange the living room, It lays flat!!!!!!

  • Nathalie on said:

    I not only signed up for there email but donated to breast cancer too…..awesome!!!!!

  • Nathalie on said:

    I just liked them on Facebook :)

  • Rochelle on said:

    Following you on twitter @romapr09

  • Rochelle on said:

    Following your blog via RSS feed in Google Reader

  • Rochelle on said:

    Liked Oreck on Facebook under Rochelle Martin

  • Rochelle on said:

    Following Oreck on twitter @romapr09

  • Rochelle on said:

    I learned that it can be used on low for hardwoods and tile. So cool! Thanks!

  • jenniaustriagermany on said:

    i like that it's virtually flat, for easy access to beneath the couch. and the design is so sleek, too.

  • Mallory on said:

    I learned that you get three yearly tune-ups with the Oreck Magnesium- awesome!

  • Diane Zielinski on said:

    I follow your blog via email.

  • Diane Zielinski on said:

    I follow you on Twitter and Facebook.
    (@hollytwig4)

  • Diane Zielinski on said:

    I'm signed up for oreck's emails.

  • Diane Zielinski on said:

    I "like" oreck on facebook.

  • Diane Zielinski on said:

    I follow @oreck on Twitter.
    (@hollytwig4)

  • Diane Zielinski on said:

    I learned that the Magnesium is their lightest upright ever.

  • Melanie on said:

    WOW, this is like the best giveaway EVER! No joke… our vaccuum just died. We REALLY need to get another… but dude, spending $ on one is just no fun!

    I learned that it lays flat as a pancake to easily clean under furniture. LOVE it SO!

  • ginny on said:

    I follow @oreck on twitter {@chasingoursun}

  • ginny on said:

    I visited the Oreck website and it is awesome that it glides over all floor types!

  • Jessie on said:

    signed up to follow you through e-mail!

  • Jessie on said:

    followed on twitter!

  • Jessie on said:

    tweeted! @mrsjeburns

  • Jessie on said:

    I already signed up for their email list.

  • Jessie on said:

    I alread 'like' Oreck on FB!

  • Jessie on said:

    Has two speed quickswitchon the back of the vacuum that allows you to move across all floor types.

  • Lisa on said:

    It is the lightest Oreck upright ever

  • angelgenius27 on said:

    liked you on facebook betty baez and followed on pinterest angelgenius27 and on twitter @angelgenius27

  • angelgenius27 on said:

    follow oreck on twitter @angelgenius27

  • angelgenius27 on said:

    it has cylindrical wheels!!! drooling*****

  • Jennifer W on said:

    I love that they weigh less than 8 lbs. So easy to drag throughout the house.

  • lisa cox on said:

    now i follow you on twitter!

  • lisa cox on said:

    i follow on twitter , photogirl42

  • lisa cox on said:

    two speed Quickswitch!!!! love that for carpet to floor and back again!

  • Coffee and Cashmere on said:

    It's even gentle on oriental and Persian rugs!! Always a plus! Thank you so much for giving us the chance to win such an awesome gift!! much love!!

  • Jana Alexander on said:

    I learned that it can vacuum on all different types of floors. Great for my house!

  • Katy on said:

    I can use it on all my fancy rugs. Yay! (oh wait. i don't have any fancy rugs….good thing it's great on cheap rugs, too!)

  • Farrah on said:

    I learned that they can switch floor types with just a flick of the switch! thanks!

  • Kimberly on said:

    I follow you on Pinterest as Kim G/kirbycolby. THANK YOU!

  • Kimberly on said:

    I subscribe to your blog via email.
    kirbycolby at gmail dot com

  • Kimberly on said:

    I am signed up for the Oreck newsletter.
    kirbycolby at gmail dot com

  • Kimberly on said:

    I follow Oreck on twitter @Aerated.

  • Kimberly on said:

    I learned that it includes 3 annual tune ups. This is really good because, with 2 dogs and a baby, my vacuum gets a lot of work!

  • Robyn on said:

    I follow you on RSS feed on my Google homepage

  • Robyn on said:

    I follow you on Pinterest

  • Robyn on said:

    I follow you on Twitter

  • Robyn on said:

    I follow them on Twitter

  • Robyn on said:

    I love the super long cord!

  • Tracy on said:

    I already follow you on many social media networks :)

  • Tracy on said:

    I learned that it is crazy easy to maneuver between different floor types.

  • barefoot in the park on said:

    i forgot to mention my fun fact: i love that it can go from carpet to tile to hardwood seamlessly with quickswitch! also: i am a fan on facebook.

  • barefoot in the park on said:

    oh how fabulous. i need this BIG TIME! i too am an owner of a college weakling vaccum. scratch that, WAS the owner, i just had a fight with it and threw it in the dumpster. happy to have found your blog!

  • Leah on said:

    I learned it has 2 speeds! it's like shifting gears :)

  • Megan A. on said:

    I follow you on Pinterest.

  • Megan A. on said:

    I follow you on Facebook.

  • Megan A. on said:

    I follow you via Bloglovin'.

  • Megan A. on said:

    I signed up to receive Oreck emails.

  • Megan A. on said:

    I like Oreck on Facebook.

  • Megan A. on said:

    The bag is a HEPA Inner Bag meaning it will keep the cat hair inside!

  • Jennifer Hamilton on said:

    I like Oreck on Facebook

  • Jennifer Hamilton on said:

    I am signed up for Orecks email list

  • Jennifer Hamilton on said:

    I follow Oreck on Twitter (@aujenn2)

  • Jennifer Hamilton on said:

    I love that the Magnesium can lie down flat enough to get all the dust bunnies and crackers under my bed and my sofa!

  • Amber on said:

    Just found you through Instagram, love the blog so far! About the vacuum, the direct suction (straight path to the bag) seems genious.

  • Dawn on said:

    I learned that it flattens out for hard to reach places–AWESOME.

  • Dawn on said:

    It flattens out for hard to reach places–AWESOME.

  • Coby M. on said:

    Oops! I forgot the mandatory comment first. I learned how it can lay flat. Which is also great for storing if you don't have a ton of storage space like in our small apartment.

  • Coby M. on said:

    I follow them on facebook

  • Coby M. on said:

    I follow them on twitter

  • lisa on said:

    I follow the Papermama on Twitter & Pinterest, new follower of Oreck on Twitter, and just tweeted about the giveaway mentioning both! I would love this new vacuum, I am in dire need of a new one that works well! Fun fact about the Oreck — it has 2 speeds and cord length of 30 ft!

  • Melissa on said:

    Awesome giveaway! I learned on the Oreck website that the magnesium frame is stronger than many types of steel! That's awesome because our family needs durability! :)

  • Dana on said:

    I'm following your blog by email!

  • Dana on said:

    I'm following you on Facebook :)

  • Dana on said:

    I signed up for Oreck's email list!

  • Dana on said:

    I liked Oreck on Facebook.

  • Dana on said:

    I love that it only weighs 7.7 lbs and can go flat under furniture!

  • fawn on said:

    I subscribe to Oreck's emails. I'd love to win! Thanks for the chances!

  • fawn on said:

    & liked them on ye olde FB.

  • fawn on said:

    Now folowing @Oreck as well

  • fawn on said:

    Following your tweets as @the_little_deer :)

  • fawn on said:

    I'm a longtime Paper Mama follower!

  • fawn on said:

    It has a 7 year warranty!

  • Chelsea on said:

    I follow you all around the social network! (Facebook, twitter etc.)

  • Amanda on said:

    I am a GFC follower! Awesome giveaway!

    xo, amanda

  • Kristina on said:

    I found out It's even gentle enough for fine Oriental and Persian rugs. Which I love!

  • Amy Awersome on said:

    I'm sold with the laying flat. I am way too lazy to move furniture when I vacuum.

  • Melissa on said:

    Also following you on Twitter!

  • Melissa on said:

    Following your blog via email.

  • Melissa on said:

    I liked seeing that it can lay flat for getting under furniture!

  • Lara on said:

    I learned it has a direct path suction, unlike other vacuums!

  • Lindsay on said:

    Follow you on FB!

  • Lindsay on said:

    I love how it allows you to get so far under furniture. This would be so very helpful as I am lazy about moving furniture!

  • Ashley M. on said:

    I follow you on twitter!

  • Ashley M. on said:

    I follow this blog!

  • Ashley M. on said:

    I follow Oreck on Facebook

  • Ashley M. on said:

    I follow Oreck on Twitter!

  • Ashley M. on said:

    I learned this can go on all floor types which is super convenient. I NEED a good vacuum. Ours we go over the same spot about 5 times and it still leaves stuff. Not workin for me.

  • Crystalyn Bryan on said:

    Oh my goodness, I didn't think it was possible for a post about a vacuum to make me laugh so hard! I love your photos. Especially the one with Ruari's cute little feet.

    I learned that it comes with a 7-year limited warranty and 3 yearly tune-ups. My old vacuumm was a $20 piece of junk, and it's "tune-ups" consisted of my husband taking the filter outside and beating the crud out of it with a stick.

  • amy pugmire on said:

    email subscriber

  • amy pugmire on said:

    I follow u on twitter. 1amypugmire

  • amy pugmire on said:

    fb fan of yours. amy bolda pugmire

  • amy pugmire on said:

    fb fan of oreck. amy bolda pugmire

  • amy pugmire on said:

    I follow oreck on twitter. 1amypugmire

  • amy pugmire on said:

    I like tje The two speed Quickswitch on the back of the vacuum enables you to move smoothly across all floor types using appropriate power levels

  • ThatMama on said:

    Follow you on Pinterest

  • ThatMama on said:

    Follow you on FB

  • ThatMama on said:

    Follow you on Twitter

  • ThatMama on said:

    Follow Oreck on FB

  • ThatMama on said:

    Follow Oreck on Twitter

  • ThatMama on said:

    Follow you via GFC

  • ThatMama on said:

    I think it is pretty rad that it has 2 speeds. And, can't get over that it lays flat – so perfect for cleaning under furniture!

  • andrea on said:

    It has two speeds, that is amazing..
    I love it! I follow your blog :)

  • ruthy on said:

    i learned that it lays flat for cleaning under furniture…which would be oh so helpful :)

  • Liz on said:

    It can go across all floor types and it is gentle enough to use on a Persian rug.

  • Maggie on said:

    I also followed you on Pinterest.

  • Maggie on said:

    I tweeted about my need for new vacuum.

  • sarah beth on said:

    It's great for high pile rugs or bare floors! Followed oreck on twitter and facebook. Followed you on facebook, pinterest, twitter. Tweeted about the contest. Signed up for their newsletter. Following your blog. Thanks! I'm a new reader and what a fantastic first entry to see!

  • Alba on said:

    Oreck's Saniseal® system makes changing the filter bags super easy and mess free! yay!

    • Alba on said:

      I follow your blog and your twitter feed and liked Oreck on FB, followed them on Twitter and tweeted about you guys!

  • Maggie on said:

    It is gentle enough for my fine rugs. From Ikea.

  • Elena on said:

    Great give-a-way! I love vacuum cleaners! Seriously, I can't stand a dirty, dusty floor.

  • Jen @ Ginger Guide on said:

    I love that it is awesome on carpet AND tile, perfect for our house. I follow you on twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, and blogger.

  • Lisa on said:

    I liked The Paper Mama on Facebook (Lisa Hogeland Beets)

  • Lisa on said:

    I follow Oreck on Twitter (@2krazybeautiful)

  • Lisa on said:

    I learned: The two speed Quickswitch™ on the back of the vacuum enables you to move smoothly across all floor types using appropriate power levels: high for carpets and low for hardwoods and tile. Which is AWESOME, cuz I'm tall and I hate to have to stop and bend over to switch on my vacuum :)

  • marvelouscara on said:

    I follow you on Facebook!
    Cara Lynn Howard

  • marvelouscara on said:

    I follow YOU via Twitter.
    @marveousCara

  • marvelouscara on said:

    I "Like" Oreck on Facebook!
    Cara Lynn Howard

  • marvelouscara on said:

    I follow Oreck on Twitter!
    @marvelousCara

  • marvelouscara on said:

    102 MPH of airflow, yet gentle enough to vacuum Persian rugs?! So rad! Oh goodness, how my hubby and I need this beautiful home appliance. Yes please.

  • Meghan on said:

    I follow you on Twitter, FB AND pinterest already, cause I'm totally stalking you ; )

  • Meghan on said:

    I learned it's only 7.7 pounds, which is awesome cause I'm a weakling ; )

  • The Salad Days on said:

    I don't need the vacuum but I wanted to say two things. Great job to your little one on the photo – especially her little upturned toe. Perfect! And, thanks for the tutorial on how to make a GIF a few posts back. I gave it a whirl based on your instructions and am excited to try more soon. So fun! Thanks!!

  • catie on said:

    i follow you via blogger {plus you're on my blog's blogroll} & also bloglovin

  • catie on said:

    i learned that the oreck magnesium has been
    RECOGNIZED BY THE VACUUM DEALERS TRADE ASSOCIATION AS BEST NEW PRODUCT OF THE YEAR!!!
    that sounds so official & good : )

  • Care on said:

    I follow your blog, I liked Oreck and I love that it's light so I can carry it up two flights of stairs!

  • michelle on said:

    like your blog on fb!

  • michelle on said:

    like oreck on fb

  • michelle on said:

    I love that is goes flat!!! need it bad.

  • Elizabeth on said:

    I am loving the direct suction! Their explanation and comparison was great because I was able to visualize my current 4 year old dyson. The self propelling action would be wonderful. I vacuum everyday, so the lightweight and easy maneuverability in, under and around furniture, makes me giddy. Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Katie H on said:

    The direct suction path gives dirt a shortcut to the bag, unlike other popular vacuums! Gets the dirt in quick and allows the vacuum to work with a smaller motor.

  • Carmen V. on said:

    I follow the paper mama via Facebook, twitter, and pinterest.

  • Carmen V. on said:

    Following the paper mama via email

  • Carmen V on said:

    Like oreck on facebook

  • Carmen V. on said:

    Following oreck on twitter

  • Carmen V. on said:

    I like that I can use it on area rugs and that it has two speed options.

  • Mandy on said:

    Following Oreck on Twitter

  • Mandy on said:

    Like Oreck on Facebook!

  • Mandy on said:

    I follow you on Twitter! (@mandy_vallejo)

  • Mandy on said:

    I follow your blog :)

  • Mandy on said:

    I learned that it can go across carpet and tile/wood, with just the flick of a switch ;)

  • Heidi on said:

    I follow your blog via RSS

  • Heidi on said:

    I learned that it has two speeds and is not bag less (I think I can handle that)

  • linnielulu on said:

    I follow you on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.

  • linnielulu on said:

    I followed your blog via e-mail.

  • linnielulu on said:

    I signed up for Oreck's e-mail list.

  • linnielulu on said:

    I Liked Oreck on Facebook.

  • linnielulu on said:

    I followed Oreck on twitter.

  • linnielulu on said:

    The Oreck Magnesium has 102 mph of airflow and the motor spins at approximately 7,000 RPM!

  • Katie S. on said:

    2 speeds – very cool!

  • Shannon on said:

    I follow you on pinterest

  • Shannon on said:

    I follow you on twitter

  • Shannon on said:

    I follow The Paper mama through GFC

  • Shannon on said:

    I Lke Oreck on fb

  • Shannon on said:

    I follow Oreck on twitter

  • Wendy on said:

    Oh! And I signed up for oreck's mailing list.

  • Wendy on said:

    Oh gosh, I need this vacuum, lol. I went to the website and learned it lays flat (awesome)!

  • Libby on said:

    I follow you on all Facebook, Twitter, & Pinterest

  • Amanda on said:

    Oh lordy I need a new vaccuum! I love the lay flat feature on the Oreck!

  • Libby on said:

    It lays virtually flat so that you can easily clean under furniture without having to move it!

  • Christina on said:

    Wow! Great giveaway! I went to the Oreck website, and I love that the vacuum has 2 speeds! Boy, crossing my fingers for this one, since my old vacuum just ain't cuttin' it!

  • courtney b on said:

    im following you on pintrest courtney b

  • courtney b on said:

    twitter follower @meandbells

  • courtney b on said:

    im a fb fan of yours courtney bella

  • courtney b on said:

    GFC – courtney :)

  • courtney b on said:

    following you on bloglovin courtney b

  • courtney b on said:

    i learned this will vaccumm my persian rug which is awesome, since i haven' t been really able to find a good vaccum to do that

  • Lisa Gutierrez on said:

    It has a switch that allows you to easily move across different types of floors–high power for carpet, low for tile/wood.

  • amy on said:

    I learned that it goes completely flat, which is awesome to get under furniture! And I love it's color…ha!

  • megan on said:

    And I like you on twitter. or follow, or whatever.

  • Megan on said:

    I learned that this is gentle enough for fancy rugs, should I ever purchase a fancy rug. (I have a toddler, so I doubt that will happen soon)

  • Alison on said:

    I follow you via RSS

  • Alison on said:

    I follow you on Twitter, Pinterest, and Facebook

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