Condo Blues: Add a Blanket to Your Bed Giveaway




Sunday, November 22, 2009

Add a Blanket to Your Bed Giveaway

My furnace is just a touch under the Energy Star rating, is less than 5 years old, and works well so we’re keeping it. However, I am able to make it run more efficiently by cleaning the reusable filter on the first day of the month (so I remember to do it) and by installing a programmable thermostat which sets the furnace to 62 degrees (F) when we sleep. Since I can’t sleep when I’m cold, I like to pile blankets on the bed during the winter. Make that a lot of blankets on the bed during the winter. Because I hate being cold. Hate. It.

Sadly, I can’t cut down on bed blanket bulk with a warm and cuddly down comforter. Husband is allergic to down (drat!) I had to find an alterative. I was surprised to find it in a microfiber blanket. Oh excuse, me a Classic Plush Blanket by Select Comfort, you know the Sleep Number mattress people?
 
I have to say I was intrigued because while I tried (and subsequently loved) cleaning with microfiber cloths I wondered what the heck makes a microfiber blanket any more special than a regular cotton blanket? Of course I realized right off the bat that a microfiber blanket is made with synthetic materials, so it isn’t a green product; however this was in its favor for us because of Husband’s allergy. As always, your mileage may vary.

I took the cotton quilt off of our bed and replaced it the Classic Plush Blanket. Well I must say that this blanket is aptly named
because it is soft and plushy and very, very warm which is surprised both husband and me because Classic Plush Blanket is quite thin. And warm. Did I mention the warm part? Much warmer than the cotton quilt the Classic Plush Blanket replaced (sorry Grandma.) So while the microfiber blanket itself isn’t a green product, it does allow us to do green things – keep our thermostat low during bedtime, use less energy, and not freeze to death. Yay microfiber blankets!



Win a Classic Plush Blanket! *Closed*


Select Comfort offered to sponsor a giveaway. One Condo Blues reader will win one Classic Plush Blanket in the size and color of your choice. Here’s how to enter.

Go to the Sleep Number by Select Comfort Web site  take a look around, and leave a comment on Condo Blues telling me which color and size of Classic Plush Blanket you’d like to win along with your email address so I can contact you if you win.

You can earn extra chances to win by doing any of the following after you’ve made your initial comment on my blog:

1. Blog about my contest with a link back to Condo Blues. Please leave the URL of your blog post so I can verify it.

2. Subscribe to Condo Blues by Email.

3. Subscribe to the Condo Blues RSS feed.

4. Follow Condo Blues on Twitter AND tweet about the contest. Please leave your username and the URL of your tweet in your comment so I can verify it.

5. Put my Condo Blues button on the sidebar of your blog.

You must leave a separate comment for each method you used to enter the contest. If you choose to use every method of entry, you have up to six chances to win! Remember folks the holidays are coming and a Classic Plush Blanket would make a great gift for yourself or for someone you love.

I will use a random generator to select the winner. The Classic Plush Blanket Giveaway will run from November 22, 2009 – December 6, 2009 12 midnight EST. Good Luck!


Update Monday, November 23, 2009 6:14 PM: Please leave your email address in your contest entry! I can't contact you if you win unless I have your email address. Thank you, Lisa.

Legal mumbo jumbo: This contest is open to US residents only. Full disclosure: I received a free Classic Plush Blanket from Select Comfort as a sample because I can’t tell you what the blanket is like without trying it out now can I? Select Comfort didn’t pay me to say nice things about their blanket or to run this giveaway. All opinions are my own and long time readers know I can be very opinionated. I will not share your email address with any third parties, with the exception of Comfort Select because I hate email spam probably more than you do. Seriously. Even fuller disclosure: My dog Blitzkrieg sleeps in my bedroom and he snores – LOUDLY.

12/15/09 UPDATE: Congratulations go to Cheryl, the winner of the giveaway! Did you enjoy this post? Get more like it by subscribing to the Condo Blues RSS Feed or to Condo Blues by Email.

117 comments :

Christina said...

I guess I'm first! I also can't sleep if I'm the slightest bit cold. A new warm blanket would be great to replace our worn out cotton comforter.

I'd love the Indigo Blue one in a Full/Queen size.

Christina said...

I'm also already subscribed to your RSS feed.

Erika Jean said...
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Christina said...

I would like the cocoa in kings size. We live in Boston and it's about to be really cold!

Erika Jean said...

I twittered!

QuiltingFitzy said...

OH!

Pick me! Pick me!

Indigo Blue/King Size

Thanks for finding such a cool sponsor!

Erika Jean said...

I like the sand colored one! I'd pick a king size just because I like oversized things ;-)

I have a similar blanket and would love to have another (for cuddling up w/ on the couch!). they last a long time too!

Erika Jean said...

I'm subscribed Via RSS (google reader), not e-mail. I get too many e-mails as it is! If this doesn't count just delete it! sorry!!

Erika Jean said...

I have a link to you in my side bar ;-)

sphinx63 said...

I like the Twin size in Sand color. I also use cotton quilts, and they are too heavy. Thanks for the chance!

sphinxcw at aol dot com

swisewoman said...

sage color, full/queen size.

they look so luxurious!

tina said...

I would love a new blankie - king size in sand.

RR said...

I'd like a queen size indigo blue blanket.

Jessica said...

I like the sage in a queen. I'm very cold right now and would love a blanket like this.

Anonymous said...

I like the blue in Full/Queen.

Meredith said...

I like the sage in full/queen!

Anonymous said...

I like the cocoa in King! Thanks scg00387 at yahoo dot com

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RecycleCindy said...

I love the Indigo Blue blanket and need a Queen size if I were to win. Best wishes and thanks for the chance to win this wonderful blanket.
Cindy

karenmed409 said...

Indigo Blue King size, gotta have enough room to keep the little ones that sneak into our bed at night.
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Sherry said...

OMG I would LOVE to win this i am ALWAYS cold!!! I would LOVE the Cocoa in King if i were lucky enough to win! Thank you for the awesome giveaway!!

Sherry said...

I'm a follower Too :) Sherry71481 at gmail dot com
(sorry forgot to put my email in the previous comment)

nicole said...

I love the cocoa in king size

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DEBIJOT said...

I like the cocoa in full/queen. Thank you

DEBIJOT said...

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Erika Jean said...

This is for your update" a i r r i k a j s w a n (at) g mail (dot) com

Man I hate leaving my e-mail! lol. crossing fingers for no spam from other crazy internet people, it's like giving out your phone number. eek! ;-)

and you can us the same e-mail for quiltingfitzy - it's my mom ;)

Shooting Stars Mag said...

I would love the Sage in Full/Green. It looks so soft!

-Lauren
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Anonymous said...

I'm always freezing! I have a very un-eco friendly heated mattress pad because I am that cold at night!

I would LOVE an Ivory Full/Queen Classic Plush Blanket!

my email is melisme5@hotmail.com

Thanks :) Mel

Birdie S. said...

I'd like the Cocoa Queen size blanket birdson@roadrunner.com

Jennifer said...

I'd love the Cocoa in Full/queen size. Getting toasty just thinking about it!

Kristin said...

I'd love the win the sage blanket in Full/Queen.

Celeste said...

I'd love the Cocoa blanket in King size

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Karen said...

I would love a full in Cranberry. It looks so cozy!

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K. Rock said...

I wouldl ike the cocoa in queen size. Thanks for the chance.

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Dwalline said...

I like the Sand color in Queen


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Kim said...

love the King size cranberry!

Kim said...

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Cheap Like Me said...

Ooh, that looks nice (and did you say it is warm?). I would love one in cocoa, queen size. cheaplikeme at gmail dot com Thanks!

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Bebemiqui said...

I'd like the Cocoa in a King size.
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-b said...

Full/Queen in Sand
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kendra22 said...

queen in indigo--thanks for the awesome opp

Miss Mustard Seed said...

I would love to win one of those blankets. I would want to full/queen size in Ivory. It would go perfectly with my bedding and would get tons of use. Hope I win!

amanda said...

i would love the cocoa in a king
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Deb K said...

I would choose the Cranberry in Queen~Beautiful!!



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Deborah said...

I'd love to have a warm blanket that doesn't weigh me down. It's hard to sleep with your toes pointing up when the weight of that blanket feels like a ton! I would order the Cocoa in King size.

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Deborah said...

I have subscribed to Condo Blues by Email.

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I subscribed to the Condo Blues RSS feed.

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Anissa said...

I like Cranberry in Queen

Stuff Parents Need said...

I would definitely get the blanket in indigo blue! stuffparentsneed (at) gmail (dot) com

Anonymous said...

Ooh very nice! I'd love a blanket in color Sand size King. Thanks so much!

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Anonymous said...

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furygirl3132 said...

This looks like an absolutely wonderful and toasty warm blanket and would be perfect for these cold winters here in Michigan.
I would love the Cocoa blanket in Full/Queen size, thanks so much for such a great giveaway!

Eloise
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megankortepeter said...

Love your blog. The sand color goes best with my condo decor.

Allison said...

I would love the king size in cocoa!
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Allie said...

This is a great giveaway, particularly given that our only "heater" is two small (under a foot tall) space heaters. Well, and a pitbull for the feet, and a cat.

I really liked the sage colour, in a Full/Queen size, and would love to have one!

Thanks!

email: bahpeanut@gmail.com

Karen said...

I think I'd pick full/queen size in indigo blue.

Melissa said...

I'd pick the Sand in Full/Queen

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Anonymous said...

I'd Love a full/queen in indigo blue. I need warmth I tell ya!!

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Shop with Me Mama said...

I would get the Cocoa colored one in King :) THanks for the chance :)

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little bird said...

I would love the king size in cocoa!

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Rose said...

I really could use a cozy blankie! I'd love to have a cotton candy pink one, but that is not an option! So, indigo Queen sized. I also signed up for your newsletter.

Katie said...

I'd love to win the King Size Cocoa! My husband refuses to turn the heat on at night... so this would be great!

KatieDedrickson(at)gmail(dot)com

Heather! said...

I could so use a new comfy blanket! I would choose the Queen size in Cranberry!

Thanks for a great giveaway!

me said...

my current blanket is falling apart thanks to my pets.....

Sage full/queen!

Anonymous said...

I like the sage blanket in Kingsize.

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Boog the Groupie said...

I'd like Indigo blue in a queen size

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Angie said...

Ohhh, it looks so warm. I want to snuggle up in it now. Since we have a gigantic bed, a king size in Sand would work wonders during these cold Maryland winters. Just subscribed via email.

Angie said...

I just blogged about your blanket giveaway!

www.bowensblogspot.blogspot.com/2009/12/snuggly-blanket-give-away.html

Carol W. said...

I'd love the sand colored blanket in king size.

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I subscribe by email.

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the.fortes said...

My husband and I both LOVE to be toasty at night. I would love the sand one in queen size! It would match my bedroom set perfectly!
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Style Wins said...

I'd like to win the king size indigo blue blanket!
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chris said...

We have hit our first cold spell and with the thermostat at 61, it gets pretty cold at night. I'd appreciate the cocoa in king size! Thanks for the giveaway! cjohnson2021 {at} hotmail {dot} com

Wehaf said...

I also pile on the blankets at night! If I won, though, I'd love a full/queen in ivory for my mom.

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Kristie said...

I would like Sand in the queen size


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mandala said...

I like the cranberry color in queen size. I live in Alaska so this will be handy :)
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Anonymous said...

I would pick the cocoa in full/queen size. Jackie hotbunz81@hotmail.com

maxfate said...

I would pick a king size in cocoa.

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I am an email subscriber.

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I subscribe in Google rss.Thanks!

sibabe64 said...

I would love the King size in Cocoa

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Andi said...

I'd love the sage color.

Anonymous said...

I would love the full/queen one in indigo please. You have a great blog, and I read regularly.

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Suzie

With Child said...

My husband would love this in indigo blue!!

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kk said...

King size in ivory. Thanks!

tina reynolds said...

this would be so so nice to have I would choose full/queen in cocoa thanks so much for the chance to win eaglesforjack@gmail.com

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Chelsea S said...

I would love to win the classic plush blanket in cocoa in size full/queen. Thanks for the giveaway!

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