On Catladyland we offer cool giveaways from time to time and, my friends, this one is extra-super-cool! It's an Oreck DualMax air purifier ($399.00 value). The nice people at Oreck know people who live with animal companions sometimes deal with issues concerning....smell. They asked if we'd like to try the DualMax and we were excited to say YES!
First of all, I have to say I am hopeless when it comes to directions. With this air cleaner, all I basically had to do was open the box and plug it in (of course I read the manual first). Seriously, even I can handle that.
For several days we used the sleek, attractive purifier in the living room area, where the cats also have their cat tree and play space and then we moved it to the litter box zone. One of the great things about the DualMax is the three-speed settings button (and a nifty little remote control). In our living space we used the medium-speed and in the kitty-loo we used the high-speed, which, surprisingly, wasn't very noisy. I also liked the blue night-light feature, which is adjustable (off/dim/bright). If it were to be placed in a bedroom, I can see where this would prevent a midnight toe-stub!
Our house is a major dust-magnet and I avoid dusting unless guests are due to arrive. While the purifier was in the living room I definitely noticed less dust when I dragged my finger across the coffee table. You know when the sun shines through the window and you can see the sparkly dust pieces floating in the air, gentle as the first snowfall in winter? Less of that too. The litter area is in our laundry room so whenever we are throwing a load in the washer, we enter the cat-poo zone. Sometimes the smell is more fragrant than other times, but I could tell a difference in the sharpness of the smell when the odor-reducing purifier was on "duty" (hee hee).
Ohhh....guess what else? You don't have to replace filters! Both the pre-filter (which filters the larger pieces) and the Truman Cell Filter (which handles the smaller pieces) are easily removed and cleaning is a snap. You just run them under water and allow them to air-dry. That's a cost-savings, plus a bonus for the environment!
Our friends at Oreck are soooo nice that they offered Catladyland one of these fantastic DualMax air purifiers to give away to one lucky reader! That's right, this odor-reducing, dust-capturing, air-cleaning machine could be all yours! Here's how the giveaway will work:
You MUST visit Oreck.com and leave a comment on this post indicating one thing you learned about the Oreck DualMax. That alone will qualify you for one entry in the giveaway. You must leave a message on this post, telling me you've done this AND leave a contact e-mail.
ADDITIONAL CHANCES FOR WINNING
But wait, there's more! You can increase your chances of winning by doing one or more of the following. For each of these items you do (and leave a comment for each one, telling me you did it), you will receive one entry. That's the possibility of 7 total entries!
- Follow @Oreck on Twitter
- Like Oreck on Facebook
- Sign up for Oreck's e-mail list by clicking on "Sign up for E-mail" in the top navigation bar and entering your e-mail address.
- Follow @catladyland on Twitter
- Like Catladyland on Facebook
- Sign up for Catladyland's weekly newsletter (on the right sidebar of this blog)
Remember: a separate comment must be left for each item you do in order for it to be considered an entry.
Interested in winning even more goodies from Oreck? Check out their Days of Giving Program! Every day until December 9th, they will give away an Oreck product to one lucky person. Each one of those entries add you to the drawing for $10,000! Click here for details.
IMPORTANT DETAILS AND RULES FOR ORECK DUALMAX GIVEAWAY: THIS GIVEAWAY IS OPEN TO US RESIDENTS ONLY. YOU MUST BE 18 YEARS OLD OR OLDER TO ENTER. THERE WILL BE ONE WINNER OF THE ORECK DUALMAX AIR PURIFIER. THIS GIVEAWAY WILL RUN FROM SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2011 (MIDNIGHT, CENTRAL) TO THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2011 (MIDNIGHT, CENTRAL). I WILL NOTIFY THE WINNER VIA E-MAIL AND HE/SHE WILL HAVE 72 HOURS TO GET BACK TO ME OR A NEW WINNER WILL BE SELECTED. WINNER WILL BE DETERMINED VIA RANDOM.ORG. ODDS OF WINNING ARE DEPENDENT ON TOTAL NUMBER OF ENTRIES.
DISCLOSURE: ORECK GAVE ME A FREE DUALMAX AIR PURIFIER TO REVIEW AND KEEP AS MY OWN. ALL OPINIONS STATED IN THIS POST ARE MY OWN. ORECK PROVIDED THE PRIZE FOR THE SWEEPSTAKES, BUT IS NOT THE SPONSOR OF THE SWEEPSTAKES.