GIVEAWAY: Oreck AirInstinct 200 Air Purifier ($500 value)
As most of my regular readers know, I have spent a large portion of the last few months with a bad case of laryngitis.
I'm currently seeing an ENT, a speech pathologist, and an allergist all trying to help me fully regain my voice. One of the things they all recommended was to get an air purifier.
Which was funny because I had recently received an Oreck AirInstinct 200 HEPA Air Purifier to review and give away on Mommy Shorts.
It was sitting unattended in a box in our hallway for over a month, waiting for my husband to find the strength within himself to open the box and set it up.
"Do air purifiers really work?" I asked the allergist.
"They purify the air," She deadpanned as if I had asked the stupidest question on earth.
Later that evening, I asked Mike once again to set the thing up. "Doctor's orders!"
He looked at me like I was asking him to move the refrigerator to the sidewalk. Then he took the air purifier out of the box, put it in the bedroom and plugged it in.
"That's it?? Why couldn't you have done that weeks ago?"
"Why couldn't YOU have done that weeks ago?"
Turns out, the Oreck AirInstinct is a very cool-looking machine (see above). I imagine if Apple made an air purifier, this is what it would look like. Sleek, white and modern. It's also incredibly quiet, child-safe and the filter lasts for THREE YEARS.
But that's not all.
Later that night, as my husband and I got into bed, Mike turned to me with a huge smile.
"What are you so happy about all of a sudden?"
"The air purifier says it's 'sexy time'."
"Take a look."
I looked over and sure enough, the air purifier was glowing a purplish color like we had just turned on the mood lighting in an hourly Vegas motel room.
Apparently, the AirInstinct continuously checks particles passing through its sensor and adjusts its air flow speed accordingly. Then it glows different colors depending on how hard it is working to purify the air.
It's pretty cool because when you open a window or someone walks in the room, you may see the color change indicating the air suddenly needs some additional purifying.
This, of course, is a great feature for which to harrass your friends.
"What the hell did YOU do last night?' you can ask. "My air purifer went on RED ALERT the second you entered the room!"
Doesn't that sound FUN?
If not, you can opt to turn off the lighting function entirely. It will continue to do it's job either way.
My husband, of course, insists on keeping our mood lighting on. For the past few weeks, the Oreck AirInstinct 200 has become his favorite new thing.
"Guess what the air purifier is thinking…"
"The air purifier would like you to join me in the bedroom…"
"The air purifier says to put on that purple number I got you for Valentine's Day…"
Or sometimes he simply cocks his head ever so sightly in the direction of the AirInstinct's pink glow and employs a less-than-subtle eye brow raise.
"You realize this is the least sexy foreplay EVER."
Still, I'm embarassed to say: IT WORKS.
Would you like to clean your air of pollutants and get it on with your significant other at the same time too?
Well, lucky you! Because I am giving away an air purifying aphrodisiac to one of my readers today! The Oreck AirInstinct is a $500 piece of top-of-the-line equipment so this giveaway is NO JOKE.
Enter by following the rules below.
1) You must be a Mommy Shorts Facebook Fan to enter. If you are not one already, you can become one by clicking here.
Then visit Oreck.com and tell me one thing you learned about the AirInstinct in the comment section below. (If you can somehow turn it into a double entendre or a lame pick-up line, that would be AWESOME, but not required.)
2) For a second entry, leave a second comment after tweeting the following:
I entered to win a $500 @Oreck Air Purifier via @mommyshorts. http://bit.ly/wQPaWi #giveaway
3) For a third entry, follow Oreck on Facebook.
Winner will be announced Friday, March 16th.
UPDATE: Congratulations to Cdnkaro who was selected by the RANDOM NUMBER GENERATOR to win the super sexy Oreck AirInstinct. What was the winner air purifying innuendo?
"When you open the door, it shuts itself off. Kind of like adult sexy time when kids walk in the room."
Please contact me at email@example.com to claim your prize!
Oreck Corporation provided the prize for the sweepstakes but is not the sponsor of the sweepstakes. I also received an AirInstinct in return for my review. The giveaway winner must be a resident of the U.S. 48 contiguous states.
The AirInstinct’s tagline is “Turn it on and walk away.” I can’t wait for it to ‘turn me on’ too!
(How was that?)
“Oh, honey, according to the AirInstinct we have a 3 year odor filter, go ahead and eat those beans for dinner.” wink, wink.
what I learned: mood lighting AND a white noise feature? This air purifier is amazing.
P.S. I’m following Oreck on facebook.
P.P.S. my daughter will be 1 on the day of the prize announcement. This is totally on her wish list.
I learned that the AirInstinct captures 99.97% of dust, allergens, smoke, pet dander and pollen at .3 microns from the air that passes through its filter.
Holy crap! Filters good for three years! And it filters out 99.97% of dog grossness?! I might buy one anyway. I love our dogs, but man they crush our sinuses when they sleep in our room at night!
I also followed Oreck on Facebook.
My two-year-old son has terrible sinus issues – this would be PERFECT 🙂
I liked on Facebook – Oreck that is.
and I tweeted…what else can I do?! this would be the best prize ever!
“Turn it on and Walk Away” It figured out my dating profile! 🙂
A 360-degree spin radius? If that doesnt inspire new moves in the bedroom, I don’t know what will!
Also followed Oreck on Facebook!
I like the built-in child safety considering the child I have, I would need it!
Following Oreck on FB!
oh the never ending question men have in the bedroom, “when should i turn it on, and what speed should i use?” “set it on automode and it does the thinking for you” isn’t that ironic? i know something else that comes on automode and does the thinking for the man 🙂
What I learned: The filters last 3 years! So much sexy time.
ps. that thing is awesome! i hope i win! i am a fan already and am a fan of oreck on fb now! and i don’t tweet, but i did put the tweet message on my fb wall, does that count?
Following Oreck on Facebook
You said “It works” and their slogan says “turn it on and walk away” – the fact that it works – when you can turn it on AND walk away – can it get any better than that??
“During Stage 1 the pre-filter captures large particle matter like hair and pet fur.”
Sexiest. Stage. Ever.
Odor & purifier! Can’t get much better than that! With all the stinky boys and my husband being the cat person he is (and me being allergic to cats) this would be such a great addition to our home!
It has a 5 year warranty. Just like sex. I’m not great at double entendres.
And I also liked (followed) Oreck on Facebook!
Learned those things last 3 years. Fun times.
Talk about child friendly…Not only are there great child safety features, but the sexytime lights may lead to a few more kids…
Also just gave Oreck a big thumbs up on Facebook.
It’s EnergyStar rated and reduces VOCs and allergens. That’s Oreck-speak for “BOW CHICKA WOW WOW…”
“Turn it on and walk away” sounds like my college dating strategy!
Learned that a filter is good for three years. I can live with that.
I followed Orek on Facebook!
I follow Oreck on facebook
When you open the door, it shuts itself off. Kind of like adult sexy time when kids walk in the room:)
So disappointing these contests are tied to Facebook.
Its energy star certified AND removes odors. Awesome… I want want want!!!
ps I already like Mommy Shorts on facebook 🙂
AND now I like Oreck on facebook too
energy star qualified. great feature for things that have to be plugged in all the time
I like Oreck on Facebook
First, Oreck merged technology, superior design, HEPA filtration and tired mommies (who have no time for REAL foreplay) together to make the AirInstinct 200!! It is smart and CLEANS!!! (That should be enough for the for mentioned tired mommy!! Think less dust!) Second, my 9 year old son, has VERY bad allergies! This would be a HUGE blessing for him!
I wish everything was this easy! Why we have dogs and a cat with our sinus problems is a mystery! The child safety issues are a huge plus too, the only one I would consider getting.
(cue sexy mood music) You had me at Electrostatic Precipitator!
Oreck knows that you have to MOOOVE the air to CLEAN the air…so get movin’….
Oh, and Ilana, have you thought about the possibility that this purifier just might increase the chances of having another?! And I think his name should be Oreck (BEST advertising plug EVER!–“Air purifier aides in fertility–Woman names son after purifier”).
I’m your facebook fan. 🙂
I like that it can be quiet or a little bit noisy, depending on the situation!
(I’m talking about the white noise setting on the air purifier, of course. 😉 )
and… now I like Oreck on facebook, too. 🙂
When the front panel of the purifier is opened the unit automatically switches itself off. This is great for my inquisitive toddler.
I like Oreck on Facebook.
I like Oreck on Facebook. And you, but, I have always like you.
It’s for rooms up to 248 sq. ft so I’ll be needing 10 of them to cover the entire square footage of my house.
I learned it has a child safety feature. I can only assume that means it acts as birth control. Bonus!
I learned that it can be “whisper quiet” or provide white noise, which is awesome, because I like to have a fan on for noise when I sleep.
power saving and sleep modes – if only it had a sleep mode for the baby also!
& I tweeted @robynflem
Hoping that the 3-year filter, which reduces VOCs, will help with the lingering diaper smell (that counts as a volatile organic compound right?)
I like my air purifiers like I like my men: POWERFUL AND EFFICIENT! Also? They are smart and they clean. Aw yeah.
aaand I like Oreck on FB. Oh the lengths I will go for my asthmatic lil girl! Let’s purify that air.
I learned that the Oreck AirInstinct filters do not need to be replaced, only cleaned periodically.
I liked Oreck on FB
Tweeted! @ LolitaC
360 spin! I can’t bring myself to do the sex reference!
I tweeted (as Ironmom2011)!
And I liked them on Facebook. This is an awesome giveaway!
The 3 stage filtration system is awesome! And a 3 year filter?? You had me at 3! The Mood lighting would just be a bonus!
I’m already a fan of Mommy Shorts, but have now ‘liked’ Oreck.
i learned that i probably have way more things floating in my small apartment (also inhabited by a husband, 5 month old, and 2 kitties) than i ever wanted to know about and perhaps this magic, mood-enhancing (or inducing) machine could clean them out for me! or at least 99.97% of them.
But after that set-up, “turn it on and walk away” sounds kind of mean to me.
On the other hand, “powerful and efficient” is just my type.
Plus there is a bee at the bottom of the page, which, you know, birds and bees… okay, stretching.
What I learned is that it sucks the bad stuff in, plays with it a little bit, and then turns around and spits it back out. Lesson learned? Always spit, never swallow! 😉
‘Like’ Oreck and Mommy Shorts on Facebook. 🙂
And I tweeted it. @samluv05
It has 3 stages of filtration!
As is often the case when it comes to electronic devices in the bedroom, I often wonder “when to turn it on and what speed I should use.” I’m glad the AirInstinct’s color lighting system eliminates the guesswork.
Also glad to see that it’s powerful and efficient – always a plus.
And I like you on FB.
I learnt that unlike my husband you can “Try it out in your own home risk-free for 30 days.”
And I tweeted. Which just sounds gross in the contest of all this dirty talk.
It’s powerful, efficient, and built to last…..3 things a girl DEFINITELY wants to hear in the bedroom.
Tweeted….I’d really like to win something! I never win anything 🙁
Turn it on and walk away? Normally that’d piss me off, but for this it sounds good.
I Tweeted: https://twitter.com/#!/bybreenah/status/176722702445453313
I officially like Oreck on FB
Super powerful and Energy Star rated? Sound like clean air is blowin in the Oreck winds !
If the environment is dark for longer than three minutes in Auto Mode, the unit automatically switches to sleep mode… Three minutes is the minimum amount of time needed to reach a satisfied level of particles detected by the Air Sensor, and is safe to shut down for the night. If your room needs more than three minutes once dark then you may need to use the MOOD Lamp and set the SPEED to sensitive.
I liked Oreck on FB, but sorry I don’t tweet.
I desperately need an Oreck AirInstinct for my home!!! My family has horrible allergies, but used to have a little relief in the winter. Until we moved to Austin. Need I say more? Now, thanks to the indigenous cedar tree, our lives are hell on Earth!!! I’ve seriously considered enclosing myself and the children in a bubble to avoid the cedar pollen. Help!!! Also, I learned that the AirInstinct is whisper quiet … which my husband will really enjoy. It doesn’t really matter to me ’cause I’ll be safe in my little bubble over here!
Takes the guesswork out of air filter! It’s like a mood ring for the bedroom.
Also following Oreck on FB.
It’s whisper quiet…or can provide white noise in the bedroom, sort of like our sex life ;).
Hold up, this thing captures hair, gases, and odors? Why haven’t they asked ME to be their spokesmodel? I should have one installed in my pants.
Dude. I want this. Bad. Already like you. Just “liked” Oreck. Now I’m off to tweet you out like the shameless hussy I am.
And by the by, LOVE the way you and your husband are using the Oreck AirInstinct 200 to do more than just freshen the air in sexy town. I think Oreck should add this feature to their product spec sheet.
It adjusts the airflow based on the environment
so you don’t have to adjust it yourself?? I NEED THIS BEAUTIFUL MACHINE!! Living near a freeway, our house is so dusty and the air filters in the house are awful with filth. Please oh please oh please.
Off to tweet!!
I started following you on FB! 3 year filter – awesome! I’m in for anything that can filter out the nice spit up stench that tends to linger by our clothes basket. And it does kinda look like the back of a white iPhone…
It recirculates the air in a room every 13minutes?! That’s enough time for …never mind.