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Giveaway: Spring Cleaning with Arm & Hammer and Electrolux (6 Winners!)

by Tara Kuczykowski on April 13, 2010 · 1,476 comments

The following review is from the Deal Seeking Mom project administrator, Mandi Ehman:

As the weather gets warmer, spring cleaning is on a lot of people's minds and Arm & Hammer and Electrolux want to help Deal Seeking Mom readers tackle this big project with products that make cleaning easier and our homes healthier.

Arm & Hammer

We're all familiar with the orange box of Arm & Hammer baking soda which naturally reduces household odors in refrigerators, pantries and trashcans and can be used as a natural cleaning agent, but Arm & Hammer also has a line of cleaning products that use the power of baking soda to help you tackle specific cleaning jobs around your home, including:

  • Arm & Hammer Clean Shower
  • Arm & Hammer Baking Soda Shaker
  • Arm & Hammer Scrub Free Cleanser
  • Arm & Hammer Carpet & Fabric Odor Eliminator
  • Arm & Hammer Essentials Trigger Spray
  • Arm & Hammer Trash Can Deodorizer
  • Arm & Hammer Fabric Softener Sheets

In addition, Arm & Hammer vacuum bags and filters are allergist recommended and offer HEPA filtration, which keeps 99.97% of small particles like dust, pollen and pet dander from being re-introduced into the air. With more than 120 different styles of vacuum accessories, there are Arm & Hammer filters for nearly all brands and models of vacuum cleaners.


Our family has always been a huge fan of Electrolux appliances, and we recently bought our first Electrolux vacuum, the Electrolux ErgoRapido Bagless/Cordless Stick Vacuum, which we love for daily vacuuming to keep up with the crumbs and dirt that our four girls seem to create.

So when Electrolux offered us the opportunity to try the Electrolux Versatility bagless/upright model, we were excited to see if it would live up to the standard set by the stick vacuum. It's hard for us to find a vacuum that works well on our hand-crafted custom wood floors without scratching them up, but we were hopeful this would do the trick while providing us with more cleaning power than the stick vacuum or our resident Shop Vac.

The box arrived, and my husband immediately unpacked it and began vacuuming, and it really did live up to our expectations. The innovative handle quickly releases a telescoping wand system that reaches up to 14 feet. We've rarely used vacuum attachments in the past because of the extra work of hooking them up or switching power to the wand, but this process is automatic in the Versatility, making it easy to quickly dust a high shelf, vacuum hair off the couch or clean up crumbs in the snack drawer.

Additionally, the Versatility vacuum offers:

  • A three-stage cyclonic suction system that separates most of the dirt from the air before it reaches the filter, so the filter stays clean and the vacuum retains maximum cleaning power.
  • A bottom-empty dust cup to make emptying it easy.
  • A HEPA filter that removes 99.97% of small particles from the air while vacuuming and includes charcoal technology to absorb and eliminate odors.
  • Quick and easy switching from hard floor to carpet mode, making it easy to vacuum your entire home.

Coupons & Giveaways

Add Arm & Hammer cleaning supplies to your arsenal of products for less with more than $10.50 in printable coupons on a variety of deodorizing and cleaning products.

Arm & Hammer and Electrolux want to make spring cleaning a little easier for 6 lucky Deal Seeking Mom readers.

One grand prize winner will receive an Electrolux Versatility Upright/Bagless Vacuum valued at $299.99!

Five additional winners will each receive a bucket full of cleaning supplies:

  • A&H Clean Shower
  • A&H Baking Soda Shaker
  • A&H Scrub Free Cleanser
  • A&H Carpet & Fabric Odor Eliminator
  • A&H Essentials Trigger Spray
  • A&H Trash Can Deodorizer
  • A&H Fabric Softener Sheets - 100ct.
  • Microfiber cleaning cloths
  • Bathtub scrubber
  • Large, odor absorbing trash bags

To enter, tell me what spring cleaning looks like in your home.


Every reader has four methods available to enter this contest. Choose one each of any combination of method one, two, three, or four for up to a total of 4 entries!!!

If you are reading this in your email or feed reader, please CLICK HERE to visit the original blog post to enter. Email entries will not be counted.

Methods of entry:

1. Leave a comment. What spring cleaning tasks are on your to-do list? What job do you dread the most?

2. Add Deal Seeking Mom to your blogroll or add my badge to your sidebar. Make sure to come back and leave the link to your site in a separate comment!

3. Become a fan of Deal Seeking Mom on Facebook. Come back and leave a separate comment letting me know you've done so!

4. Subscribe to my feed via RSS or email. You must confirm your email subscription for it to be a valid entry! Leave a separate comment letting me know you have done so. If you’re already a subscriber, simply leave a separate comment letting me know you’re already subscribed. Lovin’ my subscribers! You guys make this all possible.

(1) Electrolux Versatility Bagless Upright Vacuum
(5) Arm & Hammer Spring Cleaning Prize Packages, as described above

This giveaway ends at noon EDT on Saturday, 4/17 and is open to all U.S. residents 18 years or older. I’ll use Comment Contest to select the winning comment. Winner will be notified by email and listed on my Giveaway Winners page. Winners must respond within 48 hours of notification to claim their prize. Good luck!

While you’re in a contest entering mood, don’t forget to check out the Giveaway Gathering for a variety of contests being hosted on Deal Seeking Mom readers’ blogs!


1 Lisa April 14, 2010 at 11:32 am

We are in the thick of spring cleaning at my house. We decided this was the year to declutter as well, so I'm not so sure it's looking better yet with all the bags of stuff to giveaway piled everywhere!

2 Sidni H. April 14, 2010 at 11:42 am

I dread having to dust the walls! We have vaulted ceilings & ceiling fans that are high up. Last year we had to rent a ladder from Home Depot just to get the rafters, we're doing it again this year. The heater tends to bring in more dust during the winter months than the AC during the summer months! Thank you for sharing this cool giveaway with us.

3 Sidni H. April 14, 2010 at 11:43 am

I subscribe via e-mail! I love your site, keep up the great blogging!

4 Rebecca April 14, 2010 at 11:48 am

Spring is my favorite time of year. I can't wait to get started each year. Would love to win this prize.

5 Jennifer Nick April 14, 2010 at 12:01 pm

I'll be cleaning windows, getting the carpets shampooed, working in the yard, filing and purging old papers, deep cleaning the bathrooms... whew, I'm exhausted just thinking about it!

6 Jennifer Nick April 14, 2010 at 12:01 pm

I'm also an email subscriber. Thanks!

7 Lauren April 14, 2010 at 12:08 pm

Our big project this year for spring cleaning is cleaning out the garage! We have 3 years of accumulation of junk, along with my husband and I's college stuff and childhood stuff to sift through. Of course, there is also the usual washing windows and blinds, touching up paint inside the house, and scrubbing the deck and porch.

8 Lauren April 14, 2010 at 12:08 pm

I am an email subscriber!

9 Ashley April 14, 2010 at 12:19 pm

We are currently renovating the entire house, how's that for spring cleaning? ;)
My vaccum just broke and we put in new carpet, so I'm gonna need a new one!

10 Ashley April 14, 2010 at 12:20 pm

I am a Facebook fan!

11 Ashley April 14, 2010 at 12:20 pm

I subscribe via email! Love it!

12 Kristen April 14, 2010 at 12:22 pm

Ugh...scrubbing out the fridge. Must be done, but really dread it!

13 sara s April 14, 2010 at 12:37 pm

I need to clean my ceiling fans. I suppose this is one I am also dreading because it seems to make more of a mess than I'm cleaning up!

14 sara s April 14, 2010 at 12:37 pm

I'm a subscriber.

15 Babs T April 14, 2010 at 12:42 pm

I am an email subscriber- love your site!

16 Babs T April 14, 2010 at 12:43 pm

I am a FB fan too!

17 Babs T April 14, 2010 at 12:44 pm

I need to clean out our porch for the is FILTHY with dust and dirt from the is a BIG BIG BIG job..but once it is clean we enjoy it all summer!

18 Susanne Schilhab April 14, 2010 at 12:56 pm

I'm a subscriber.

19 Emily Eller April 14, 2010 at 1:00 pm

spring cleaning to-do list #1) Clean garage. Which also happens to be my least favorite :(

20 Emily Eller April 14, 2010 at 1:00 pm

I am your fan on Facebook

21 Emily Eller April 14, 2010 at 1:00 pm

I subscribe to your feed via email

22 Karen Eveland April 14, 2010 at 1:28 pm

I follow you on facebook.

23 Karen Eveland April 14, 2010 at 1:28 pm

I dread anything that has to do with dusting!!!

24 Karen Eveland April 14, 2010 at 1:29 pm

I subscribe via email.

25 Tracy Glasser April 14, 2010 at 1:43 pm


26 Kelly April 14, 2010 at 1:45 pm

I'm an email subscriber.

27 Kelly April 14, 2010 at 1:46 pm

The job we need to do the most and the one we dread the most is cleaning all of our faux wood blinds. They are white and really look bad. I just dread the amount of work it's going to take!

28 Lacey C. April 14, 2010 at 1:53 pm

I don't have an annual "spring cleaning." I do the major chores throughout the year instead! Thanks for the great giveaway!

29 Lacey C. April 14, 2010 at 1:54 pm

I subscribe via google reader!

30 Brenda R April 14, 2010 at 2:00 pm

My to-do list includes organizing the pantry so we don't have this over-flow problem we have now with stuff not being able to fit in it.

31 Brenda R April 14, 2010 at 2:00 pm

I'm a fan on facebook

32 Brenda R April 14, 2010 at 2:00 pm

I subscribe to your email newsletter

33 Megan April 14, 2010 at 2:01 pm

Deep cleaning the refrigerator is a chore I do not look forward to. But it must be done, as must the packing away of winter clothes.

34 nelida April 14, 2010 at 2:05 pm

I am a subscriber to your newsletter.

35 nelida April 14, 2010 at 2:05 pm

I am a facebook fan.

36 nelida April 14, 2010 at 2:06 pm

Organizing and dusting are on my spring cleaning lists. My most hated chore is cleaning all of the never-ending smudges off the walls.

37 Molly April 14, 2010 at 2:16 pm

Spring Cleaning involved buying new green cleaning products after learning about reducing chemical use with green cleaning at my new apartment! Cleaning the kitchen and bathroom floors thoroughly was a must.

38 Beth April 14, 2010 at 2:22 pm

My least favorite spring cleaning job would be WINDOWS! I am dreading that chore, but the whole house looks brighter when it's done. Great prizes--hope I win!

39 Beth April 14, 2010 at 2:23 pm

I subscribed to your RSS feed. Makes it much easier to keep up with the blogs I read.

40 Jennie S April 14, 2010 at 2:30 pm

Sweeping, Vacuuming, Going through boys' clothing, washing blankets, sheets, and pillows are high priorities on my list.

41 Jennie S April 14, 2010 at 2:31 pm

Already on my blogroll! LOVE DSM!

42 Jennie S April 14, 2010 at 2:31 pm

Facebook fan!!

43 Jennie S April 14, 2010 at 2:32 pm

Email subscriber as well. Can't get enough!!

44 Elke Betonte April 14, 2010 at 2:38 pm

Became a fan on Facebook!

45 Elke Betonte April 14, 2010 at 2:40 pm

My spring cleaning list is never-ending! Pulling down curtains to be cleaned and washing the windows on both sides is probably tops!

46 Elke Betonte April 14, 2010 at 2:40 pm

I'm a subscriber to your blog...and i love it!

47 Lisa April 14, 2010 at 2:51 pm

Spring cleaning for me is moving around the furniture to clean behind everything really good and what I dread most, taking down all my blinds to dust, dry and hang back up!

48 Kim W. April 14, 2010 at 2:54 pm

My worst job is picking up all the toys so I can get to the spring cleaning. : )))

49 Kim W. April 14, 2010 at 2:54 pm

I am a fan on facebook.

50 Kim W. April 14, 2010 at 2:54 pm

I also subscribe to your email. Thanks so much for what you do!

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