An Oreck Magnesium Giveaway

It’s no big secret that I’m a huge college sports fan. Basketball and football are my favorites, and a lifelong love for Mississippi State teams of both varieties has left me well-acquainted with all sorts of game-related stresses. In fact, if you asked me how, as an adult, I’m able to remain relatively calm in the midst of a stressful situation, I would refer you to a dozen different clips on YouTube that chronicle a shocking, come-from-behind win by the Bulldogs – or a devastating, last-minute loss.

The Bulldogs have taught me some ridiculously strong coping skills, y’all.

I can’t remember the exact date, but I think it was sometime back in the mid-90s when I realized that the perfect way to get through a tense basketball game was to turn down the volume of the game, plug in my vacuum cleaner and GO TO TOWN cleaning whatever rugs or carpets were in the reach of the vacuum’s power cord. Over the years it’s become my all-time favorite stress reducer when I’m just BESIDE MYSELF with game time nerves. And as an added bonus, the living room / kitchen / playroom / wherever I happen to be watching is oh-so-clean by the time the game is over. Win or lose.

A few weeks ago I got an email asking if I’d be interested in receiving a (free) new Oreck Magnesium vacuum cleaner to use and review, and it took me all of about 45 seconds to respond to the email with a hearty “YES, PLEASE.” My old vacuum was on the brink of collapse, and since my mama and my sister have always raved about their Orecks, I thought the new Magnesium model would make a lovely addition to our family.

And oh, was I ever right.

My husband assembled the Oreck Magnesium in all of two minutes, and I decided that the perfect time for its inaugural run in our house was during a Mississippi State basketball game the next afternoon. I was watching in the playroom since I could only get the game via ESPN3, which meant that the vacuum cleaner was going to be put to the test on hardwood floors as well as a lime green shag rug.

I don’t know why I felt it necessary to mention the color of the rug.

Apparently I like to overshare when it comes to the various flooring surfaces in our home.

By the middle of the first half I was vacuuming like there was no tomorrow, and there were several things about the Oreck that won me over right away and continue make me want to refer to it as “The Baby.”

1) I don’t have to stop and adjust the vacuum height when I move from a rug to the hardwood floors. The vacuum works equally well on both.

2) The Oreck is incredibly light, which means that I don’t have to wrestle with it when I’m trying to turn corners, vacuum couch cushions, etc. If I wanted to, I could lift it over my head with one hand. Which I don’t. BUT I TOTALLY COULD.

3) Much to my surprise, the Oreck is really powerful. I can pretty much control it with the tip of my finger, which is a whole new experience for me when vacuuming that shag rug.

4) Because it’s so small, the Oreck easily fits in between the bottom of my kitchen cabinets and the floor. I don’t have to sweep and then vacuum – I just vacuum. Love that.

And in addition to all that stuff, the Bulldogs beat Alabama on the Saturday when I first tried the vacuum. So I think it’s probably a given at this point that I AM A FAN OF THE ORECK.

Storage is a big plus with this vacuum cleaner, too. In the past I’ve stored our vacuum in the hall closet, but the Oreck Magnesium is so small that it fits in a little corner of our laundry room – without sticking out in the middle of the floor and without needing to be moved whenever I open our pantry cabinets.

See? Doesn’t that just make you sixteen kinds of happy?

In all seriousness, it’s so great to have the vacuum on the end of the house where we need and use it the most. It’s handy if I need to clean up crumbs at the breakfast room table or if I accidentally spill sugar all over the kitchen floor.

That last thing is an embarrassingly common occurrence, by the way.

The bottom line is that I’m absolutely thrilled to have the Oreck Magnesium, and I think you’ll love it, too. If you’ve ever lugged a vacuum up or down stairs, the Magnesium is going to be a dream come true for you. It’s lightweight, compact and powerful – which, in my opinion, is pretty much the best of all worlds as far as a vacuum is concerned.

If you’d like to enter for a chance to win an Oreck Magnesium of your very own, it’s oh-so-simple. Just visit Oreck.com, do a little reading, then come back here and leave a comment telling us one thing that you learned about the Magnesium.

If you’d like an additional entry, then just mention the giveaway on Twitter (making sure to tag @oreck) or Facebook, then come back here and leave a second comment with a link to your tweet or post.

I’ll leave this giveaway open until next Thursday, February 8th at noon central, at which point I’ll draw for a winner using random.org. The winner will have 48 hours to respond to my notification email. If the winner doesn’t respond to my email within 48 hours, I’ll draw for another winner.

Happy Oreck-ing, y’all!

The giveaway winner must be a resident of the U.S. 48 contiguous states.

Oreck Corporation provided the prize for the sweepstakes but is not the sponsor of the sweepstakes.

This giveaway is now closed.

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Comments

  1. Kaitlin L says:

    Telescoping wand? No more need to put 2 tubes together to get to the hard-to-reach stuff? Awesome!

  2. Mary Ellen says:

    I love lots of things about it! I love that it lays flat to get under furniture and I love the HEPA filter for allergies. It is lightweight, which is great when you have to carry it upstairs to vacuum. I would love, love, love to own an Oreck!!!!!
    Thanks, BooMama!

  3. No laughing, but I like the way it looks :-). It’s blue and small and kinda cute. Oh, and the 7.7 pounds? Um…yes, please.

  4. Melissa S says:

    I like the HEPA filter the best.

    hePA , hePA , hePA , kinda sounds like a chant at a basketball game, don’t cha think!?!?

  5. The 30 foot long cord is a real plus! I also love that it only weighs 7.7 lbs!

  6. Stephanie says:

    I see that this vacuum works on tile. And between my husky and long-haired kitty, we have “some hair” in our carpeted upstairs and tiled downstairs. I would LOVE to win this vacuum!!

  7. Love a HEPA filter and the lights!!!

  8. Kelli Lollar says:

    I lOOOOOVe to vacuum. I love that it has a hepa filter!

  9. Stephanie says:

    I love that this works on tile!! With a husky and long-haired kitty, my entirely-tiled downstairs is a struggle to keep clean. Not to mention the carpeted upstairs just hides all that hair :)

  10. There are so many good things about the Oreck. You had me at Hepa filter and then 7.7lbs and 2 headlights.

  11. I’m digging the HEPA filter. My house is over 100 years old and has all kinds of dust!

  12. I learned a few things about the Magnesium…1. it weighs 7.7 pounds without the cord; 2. has a magnesium frame; 3. it is WAY out of my price range! So…here’s hopin’ I get lucky!

  13. My mom loves her Oreck…and I am realizing I would love to have a lightweight vacuum. I love that the Magnesium is only 7.7 pounds and is really powerful. Lots of great features.

  14. Charlotte says:

    Less than 8 lbs!!! Yes, please.

  15. Oooohhhhhh…. It lays virturally flat on the floor to get under the furniture. Gotta love that cuz’ I hate moving my furniture when I vaccuum. Love the hepa filter too!

  16. I think you should be the official spokes person for Oreck. You could travel the 48 states in a Winnebago and hit fairs, stock shows and expos. The merits of the Oreck vacuuming anti- aniexty method could win you a Nobel Peace Prize.

  17. Love that is has a 30 foot cord, so I could drag it all over the house without having to stop and unplug!

  18. i love their maintainance…once a month they will service your stuff

  19. Given that my current vacumn is HEAVY, I am impressed that this one would be light weight (sigh) and has over 100 mph air flow. Features that would make one of my least favorite chores a little more tolerable!

    P.S. The Orek website was acting a little wonky for me…..

  20. 7.7 lbs? That’s less than my baby boy weighed when he was born (9lbs 6.5 oz)! That’s just awesome!

  21. I LOVE that it lays flat and would be able to get under my furniture and cabinets!!! Love this giveaway!!!

  22. Love the fact that it has a Hepa filter. You know living in NE MS when everything turns yellow from pollen a hepa filter would be a wonderful thing.

  23. Kim Hopper says:

    I would love to win a vacuum! I learned that the Magnesium has 2 speed settings.

  24. It has a hepa filter! Wonderful!

  25. Like the Hepa filter – bunches of allergies in this house….

  26. I love that it’s safe on Oriental and Persian rugs.

  27. I love that it lays flat to clean under furniture, great to get those dust bunnies under the sectional! I need a new vacuum SO bad. I’ve always wanted a Oreck!

  28. Love that it is under 8 lbs!

  29. charlotte says:

    Great giveaway! I learned that it has a hepa filter- all 3 of my kiddos have asthma, this would be so great for them!

  30. I learned how to spell Magnesium! I should be left out of drawing just because I couldn’t get the links to work. I do hear many postive comments from friends who have the Oreck!

  31. Kelly Thompson says:

    The HEPA bag. Our allergies are legendary in our family.

  32. Three annual tune-ups!?!?!? I’m in love.

  33. Love that long cord for stairs!

  34. I’d love to have this vacuum. The Oreck site says it weighs 7.7 lbs. And has a magnesium frame. Cool! My current vac weighs in at a strapping 213 lbs. Approximately, of course!

  35. Looking at the pictures,one would never guess that a good cleaner be so light.I hsve a problem.I was drooling at the website.I luv to clean floors.My moma who would never buy anything else but Oreck turned me on to them.I always got her older models.When she died a few years ago that was the one item I wanted,not to use but for the memories of her using it.

  36. Kim Johnson says:

    I learned that Oreck doesn’t just see vacuum cleaners, they also sell air purifiers. That is an area of interest for me and my family also!

    Kim

  37. Nate's Mom says:

    Your link to the Oreck website did not work for me, so I hope that doesn’t matter for entry purposes. I went on over there via Google and learned that the Magnesium is the lightest Oreck upright ever at 7.7 lbs. Boy, would my back ever love that!

    Nate’s Mom

  38. The low-profileness of it is a big bonus for me! I would love to have a vacuum that gets into all my dusty nooks and crannies. What is a cranny, anyway?

  39. shelley in cali says:

    From one stress vacuum-er to another…sign me UP!

  40. Jennifer W says:

    Definitely the best thing is the warranty!!! 7 years?! I’m so tired of buying “disposable” vaccuum cleaners that only last a year or so! Bring on the Oreck!

  41. I like that it is light… I can put the kids to work and they can start earning their keep around here! Ha!

  42. I have three cats. That alone leads me to say, “Oh, PLEASE let me win!”

  43. Debbie in Tennessee says:

    I have been checking out Hepa Filters, because of our allergies, especially those of a certain man that lives at my house and when he sneezes, whoa boy! This vacuum looks amazing. Love and Blessings to you.

  44. I love that this is a light weight vacuum. We are training our children to vacuum and it would be so nice for them to use a light weight vacuum that easily switches for different floors.

  45. It lays flat! Flat! Ohhh I love that!

  46. Shared to my facebook wall.

  47. I love that it’s lightweight, and that it has such a great warranty and a filter…and my vacuum cleaner is on the verge of a complete breakdown, so I really need it!!

  48. Love that it has a Hepa filter and that it is lightweight.

  49. I love the 7 year warranty AND how light it is. Looks very compact and easy to store as you mentioned. That would be great for me since I don’t have a lot of storage space.

  50. I have an Oreck, which I love but this one is even lighter! 7.7 lbs is awesome!

  51. I love that I wouldn’t have to adjust height to go from carpet to my tile or wood floor.

  52. Definitely love the headlights. My hallway is a little dark.

  53. I like that is lays flat for cleaning under furniture. Dust bunnies under the bed, beware!

  54. I cannot even tell you what an answer to prayer this vacuum would be. lol Let me just say this: it’s light! it can go under my couches! it can do carpet and hardwood floors! it has 7 YEAR warranty – and a headlight!!! :)

  55. I have always used an Oreck, thanks to my Mom! I love the light weight of 7.7 lbs. and the fact that it will go flat to get under furniture. I would love a new one!

  56. Rachel R G says:

    Love, love, love the low profile to get under furniture and that you can go between different floor surfaces!!!!!!

  57. 7 year warranty! Wow! I would love to win this vacuum! Thanks for the chance.

  58. 7-year warranty with 3 annual tune ups! Are you kidding me??!!

  59. It folds virtually flat to fit under furniture!! The motto at our house is if you are cold, get up and vaccuum!!

  60. Katie Moore says:

    Just why is this vacuum such an impressive dirt sucking machine, you ask?! Because its 102 mph of airflow deliver powerful cleaning when you turn it on!! Now if that wouldn’t help take care of the dirt and dust that settle in my house thanks to the good ol’ Oklahoma winds, I don’t know what would! What a fun giveaway!

  61. I learned that of the 9 reviews it has 8 of them are 5 star! It has 2 speeds and a nice long cord! Looks like this is the newest item on my wish list for sure!

  62. I love that the Magnesium is self-propelled. I, too, love to vacuum, but my recent neck and shoulder problems make me less likely to pull out my dinosaur vacuum. A quality lighter weight self-propelled vacuum is just what I need to be happy again!

  63. Here is the link to my Facebook post:
    https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=17830065

  64. Love that it will get under furniture – beds, couch, etc….the 30′ cord is a major plus, too!

  65. Kimberly/OKC says:

    The rear wheels have cylindrical wheel bearings!! Wow, I love Oreck! I have one of their air purifiers and they are awesome too!

  66. I do the exact same thing when I watch my favorite sports teams. My house is spotless after an exciting game! I would love to win this, thanks for the opportunity.

  67. The Quickswitch! I have hardwoods and carpet – and currently two vacuums, one for each floor type….what a great timesaver to be able to clean all floors with one! So excited about this giveaway!

  68. I love a HEPA filter because I hate dust!

  69. This summer we moved into our first two-story house and lugging my 19.5-pound vacuum upstairs is no fun. To top it off, it doesn’t suck very well. The Magnesium only weighs 7.7 pounds, and I love that you can go from hardwoods to rugs with ease.

  70. Weighs only 7.7# AND has twin LED headlights!

  71. Love that it lays flat!!!

  72. I learned that it’s light weight and love the thought of the easy transition from carpet to hard flooring.

  73. HEPA. Warranty. Sweet.

  74. Has an installed HEPA filter…will be great for my allergies! And it has a 20′ chord.

  75. I love that it is light-weight as due to illness I have limited strength and energy. I also love that it has HEPA filter for other family members have allergies. This vacuum sounds like a wonder!

  76. Summer Nelson says:

    Oh, how I would love this! My vacuum officially sucked its last breath last week. With a 102 mph of airflow and only weighing 8lbs. its a dream come true! I might even “want” to vacuum with this fancy machine. Oh, nevermind…i’ll do it…but i will never want to do it! :)

  77. Love that is lays flat to chase crumbs that hide under the furniture.

  78. Love how light weight the Oreck is and the lay down flat feature makes me want to do a happy dance. A little sad, I know. But I love me some dust bunny free floors :)

  79. I love how light it is! Would definitely ease the strain I put on my back when I vaccuum, like, twice a day. Because i can’t handle a single crumb on my floor.

  80. What appeals to me the most is that it vacuums under furniture. I have a corgi and he sheds hair like crazy– there are little corgi tumbleweeds blowing across my floor on a daily basis!

  81. Tracy Marlow says:

    I love the 30 ft cord!!! Also, how great is the 7 year warranty?! I’ve never had a vacuum last that long.

  82. I love how lightweight it is…only 7.7 lbs.

  83. Melynda Bonham says:

    That vacuum weighs less than my son did when he was born! Add to that the fact that you can go between hardwood and carpet without stopping and it seems like a perfect vacuum!

  84. Spiritmom says:

    Lightweight is the way to go, especially in a house with stairs! Yea for this giveaway!

  85. I like that it only weighs 7.7 lbs so it’s not such a pain to lug up the stairs. Like someone else said, it’s $500, so if I get one, it’ll be because I win it!!

  86. I love these vacuums, my previous employer bought one for our office and I have never used anything like it since! I really like 7 year warranty with check ups! Also love the fact it only weighs 7.7 pounds, I have stairs to go up and down! Thanks for the chance!

  87. I love how lightweight it is. Thanks for the chance to win!

  88. My husband would say that I have a vacuum cleaner purchasing addiction. I’m too cheap to spend the money up front on the good kind so I buy cheap ones, use them for a few years, they lose suction or break, & I buy another brand of cheap-o. So – maybe it’s time I learned my lesson & bought the kind that will last forever, like an Oreck – which is why I was so excited to see this giveaway! Thanks!
    So – love that it lays flat to go under things- perfect for a house with a golden retriever who sheds like crazy & a toddler and preschooler who “hide” things under various pieces of furniture.

  89. It’s light as a feather, it fits under cabinets, you don’t have to move a stupid button to change from floors to carpet, it vaccums great during basketball games, HEPA filter for my allergy infested daughter and hubby, yep sounds like it’s perfect!

    Thanks for the chance!
    Amy

  90. Oooh… a warranty? Also, my current vacuum is about 20 years old and was a handmedown. Would LOVE to win :) (I know comments like this make no diff as it’s randomly generated, but I can’t resist)

  91. Um, yes please, pick me … cause the 8lbs sounds awesome, the hepa bag will do wonders for our nasal cavities and the size will make it storable.

    So yeah … ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (please)

  92. I like that it is lightweight and moves easily from carpet to hardwood, as I have both! HEPA is also a plus!

  93. I seriously need this! I love how lightweight and compact it is, yet still powerful. We don’t have a ton of extra space, so this would be so much easier to store!

  94. I love that it has a 20 ft power cord! WOOHOO!

  95. The under furniture thing would sure be good for the dog hairs in my house.

  96. i looooove that it cleans under the kitchen cabinets because i do that sweep/vacuum thing too. so annoying. i also love that it works since ours is currently broken :)

  97. I tweeted it too … and then had to figure out how to tweet a link … why does it have to be so hard?!?!?!?!

    https://twitter.com/#!/beckyjomama/status/165192181164937216

    (I am exhausted now and cannot possibly be expected to clean with my heavy old beat up, hardly runnin, heavy ol vacuum. Now I NEED to win this thing!!!)

  98. Fact: The Oreck Magnesium weighs less than my dog.

    Fact: Its airflow is slightly slower than my husband’s speed for his worst speeding ticket ever (115 mph).

    Fact: The warranty is longer than my husband and I’s relationship.

    I learned lots. :)

  99. Cheryl Adams@cheryladams2911
    Wanna win a new @Oreck? Boomama’s giving one away https://www.boomama.net/2012/02/02/an-oreck-magnesium-giveaway/