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mod*mom giveaway :: 1 dyson vacuum $150 + 15 meet sir dyson in nyc
would you like to meet sir james dyson + see the latest in dyson technology??? click ~mod*mom~ to email me asap + 15 winners will be invited to attend a private event with sir dyson in new york city april 9th
dyson is also offering mod*mom readers a space age dyson root 6 vacuum.
to enter to win a futuristic dyson root 6 vacuum, tell me in the comments,
"what are your favorite features or design elements of the root 6 + why?"
(include your email address + web url, before midnight, wednesday april 30
vacuum winner announced may 1
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by ~mod*mom~ at 4.4.08 Â©
I love the fact that the root 6 is only 3.3lbs! A great size for vacuuming the car, or those hit and miss areas. It would be great to meet Sir Dyson, I love his products!
Definitely has to be the weight for me...A little over 3 pounds, WOW! I could get some big messes cleaned up in a snap....Even when I have the little man attached to my waist! Thanks for the awesome chance to win one!
Wish I was in NYC to meet Dyson, he seems like an interesting man.
as a mother of two and a wife of a guy who misses every detail, this vacuum is perfect for car cleaning and quick pickups. im a big fan all Dyson vacuum cleaners. a friend of mine owned one and I would end up borrowing it almost every other day. It was so easy to clean out that I wouldnt mine "co-owning" one.
I love my Dyson Animal Vacuum...but it is hard to clean the stairs with it. The Root 6 would be perfect for the stairs, and as a great replacement for the "other" cordless vacuum I keep on hand for the small messes.
I am so lucky already that you are having a Dyson contest again! I love the root 6 style.
Lightweight for picking the eternal little messes around my house!
Yes, I live in NYC.
Oh wow! That looks awesome. My vaccuum obsessed husband would flip if he had one of those! I love that is is cordless and light weight, but still powerful!
Oh I love my Dyson. I have the original upright vacuum. The very first one! I would love this for various incidents involving my four year old. I love the easy empty feature. It's so awesome not to have to touch the filth.
Cool giveaway! I love that it recharges so fast, and that it's easy to empty out. My current handheld vac (a cheapy from Sears) fails on both of those counts. And really, this one looks so cool - like a Star Wars ray gun. That's just an extra bonus feature!
I love that I can use it in small areas, especially my car! I love that it recharges fast and that it is Hygienic !
Greetings! First of all what I like about the Dyson brand is its' reputation! This particular model is very nice because of its' smaller size and lesser weight! This makes it easy to handle. I like that it has a wall mounted battery charger and I can hang it in my laundry room for easy access. Please enter me in your drawing. Thanks,Cindi
No more dusty bags!
I've been lusting over the Dyson since it came out. it is one of the most modern design-savvy piece of cleaning equipment ever made! I know that James Dyson cares more about the cleaning ability than the design, but it really is a beautiful piece of equipment. Plus I have a couple of cats, so this is the ONLY way to go!
I want a Dyson. My favorite feature is that it's Hygienic and quick to empty. My current vacum has a filter and it takes a lot of time to clean the filter for reuse.
I think that my favorite feature would be the SIZE - perfect for all those little things - even stairs I would think would be easier with this than my big old thing!!
My favorite feature? Aside from the snazzy shade of orange, I'd have to say the light weight and easy portability.
The snazzy shade of orange, my favorite feature - light weight and portability.
Vacuum??? It's a ray-gun!!!
Love the compact size (easy for a mom who's carrying a baby to use) and that it's hygenic and quick to empty. With the need for quick pick-ups everyday in my family, my fingers are double-crossed!
There are two things I really like about it. First, it is supposed to sweep well on all floor surfaces. Many times a broom doesn't get everything so being able to sweep the kitchen floor with this sweeper would mean I would probably get more dirt picked up. But what I like best is that it is great for those with allergies.
I love that it's lightweight, easy to empty. But the best feature is that it doesn't remit all of the dust and allergens back out through the exhaust-great for people with allergies, like my son & husband. I covet the large Dyson vacs, and this is great for our little place!
I like that it is easy to empty. My vacuum kicks up so much when I use it, I have to have my kids go in another room and wear a mask. I am highly allergic to several things. This would be so nice to have, to be able to breathe while I vacuum!!
I love the info about been asthma friendly! I suffer with this since I was 6!! And here all vacuum cleaners are so big and heavy! I really need one of this...I can´t go to NY to meet him because I live so, so far, in Brazil! kisses!
The canister instead of the bag so that it is easy to empty, and the filter because my whole family has allergies and how it is lightweight so that it is easy to carry around! Thanks!
I love the fact that you don't have to buy bags for it. And I badly need a handheld vacuum for when I don't want to pull out my floor model (a Dyson, by the way).
I love the hygenic and quick to empty. The lightweight handvac that I have now is so icky to clean. :( And a handvac is sooo necessary in our house with one toddler and one preschooler. :)
This vacuum looks so snazzy! I love that it is easy to use because it is small lightweight! I also like the removable canister-no more icky bags! I like idea of a battery charger, too. Hope I win!
wow-it's just so futuristic looking! You can just tell it has POWER which is amazing cause it is so lightweight!
I love the portability due to its size and the fact that it is a bagless vacuum.
I keep hearing about Dyson vacuums, but I've yet to try one out. I love the lightweigh-ness of this one, and the color is great, too! :-)
First off, I love that it's a Dyson, because I've heard nothing but awesome things from people who have them. I think it's great that it charges quicker than other models - I've had trouble with that on other hand vacuums I've had before. And also, the weight (or lack of) is an incredible feature that makes this truly a first choice for quick pick-ups. :)
Very cool design! Bagless, great power. I'm sold!! :)
Very cool design! Bagless, great power. I'm sold!! :)
The two things I like the best about the Root 6 is that it are:
Love the low weight, high ower, and fast recharging. Totally can kick my dustbuster to the curb.
When reading the advertisements and the design features about the Root 6 hand held vacuum, I can't help but get excited about 3 things. 1)I don't have to wash my hands or scrub my nails after empty the canister! 2)I don't have to wait a day for the Root 6 to recharge! 3)It is lighter then my exercise dumbbells! The Root 6 would make cleaning up after a toddler a dream!
it's lightweight, innovative, and has the best suction power of all handhelds.
What a Great giveaway!! I would have to say the size of it. Small and lightweight but it sounds like it packs a punch! Thanks so much! :)
What I would like most about the DC16 Root 6 Dyson is the fast charging time and the ability to have the motorized brushbar for pet hair pick-up. We have pets and it would be very useful. We also like the Dyson brand and have the full size pet Dyson vacuum and it does a great job. Very cool product. Thanks for the opportunity to enter.
the light weight is good for me,with a back problem that really helps,an it is such a good quality product,count me in please,thank you
I love all the cool engineering that has gone into this vacuum (I'm a nerd, I know). I also like that it is lightweight! Thanks.
I love that it's light. Also that it's cool looking, which might make the boys more interested in cleaning up!
I love the fact that it is light weight. You can't ask for more then that. Of course, the technology of Dysons....it always sucks, is awesome! Especially in a house with pets, I need all the sucking that I can get.
when you empty it, it's fast and clean. super important to me, cause if it's gross, i won't go near it.
I love the lightweight feature b/c I loathe heavy vacuums! And I need something to vacuum the car with too! :)
My absolute favorite feature is the fact that Dyson vacuums really clean like they say they do. My friend has one and I pine for it. One day! My favorite techincal feature for this one is the weight. At just 3.3 lbs it is easy to wield and works great for tight spaces. Oh please please please pick me!
I would love to win one of those as it's such a lightweight! The whole design is perfect. Thanks for the great give away!
My husband would want this more than I do to clean out the car. The best part is it is light weight. Who likes hauling around a 20 pound vacuum cleaner? Oooo! Pick me!
One of my biggest cleaning challenges is lugging around our heavy old upright vacuum. Having the Root 6 would definitely help me keep things tidier around here and make it possible to keep the car clean too. As for meeting Sir Dyson? That would be beyond cool!
What a wonderful giveaway. Thank you for offering this prize. I like that this Dyson Root 6 recharges quickly and can be used in small spaces. I have an old small hand vac that I currently use for quick clean ups after my kids, and it seems that I use it for only a few minutes and it needs to be recharged again. In addition, I find that the hand vac I have now doesn't fit well into small areas and this Root 6 sounds like it would do any job wonderfully. Thank you again for this great giveaway and please enter me.
I like that it's cordless, so I can quickly run around an do touchups or clean my car without having to wrangle a cord or an extension.
I love that it's lightweight, thus I can easily do my stairs!
The weight! Vacuums are SO heavy lately! Dyson surpasses all other in every area! Including price though. I would adore one of these!
I have really been wanting one of these vacuums. It has so much more power than my current "old fashioned" vacuum.
I like the light weight
i have heard such good things about the dyson
the lightweight and fast recharge are the most important to me
I love that the Root 6 is so portable and maneuverable, it would be fantastic for the very long, steep stairs we have.
I see this on Television. I like how lightweight it would be, very easy to carry around, it wouldn't hurt my back using it.
The lightness of it plus the fact that it's bagless are big pluses.
"SNAP" Thats one HOT Little Dyson, I would love to win one, my vac. is dead :(
I love the fact that is is cordless and best of all light weight!
I love that it is battery operated and easy to empty. This would save me so much time. thank you
I like the LED battery power indicator.
I love that it is cordless and light.
would be wonderful for my wife and also for me to help out around the house.
I love the fact that it's lightweight. I have a medical condition and that would really help!
Love that you don't need bags so I can save money. Also love the size. Couldn't go to NY though.
love that its cordless and lightweight
So lightweight.....don't have the strength I used to have.
I like the pistol style grip, the light weight and bagless!
cordless and powerful!!!
Something this small would make it easier to clean my car, the stairs, and the smaller areas that my other Dyson has difficulty reaching.
I love that something so small can be so powerful. It's amazing!
I love that it's small enough to suck up the crumbs my daughter leaves on the couch.
I love his commercials, his voice is awesome! My favorite feature is that the root 6 is only 3.3lbs! A great size for vacuuming the car or all those quick clean ups from kids.
Just having a heart attack makes the 3.3 lbs sound like a cinch to use,along with the no changing of bags.
I love that its lightweight and cordless without sacrificing power.
With two small kids, a dog, and a Marine for a husband, the fact that it is up to 3 times faster to recharge is a godsend. I can't tell you how many times I've gotten one mess cleaned up, only to turn around to find /another/ one to do, as well.
Oh man, this is awesome!! We have a Dyson and it's the best thing ever. No bags...love that!! But, this little sucker (LOL!) I have to have one of these...weighing at about 3lbs. and can work like a champ for 6 minutes...that's pretty good. It'll get all the nooks and crannies too...I think I'd probably be doing more with the root 6 than blogging...
My favorite would have to be the weight because it would be easy on my arms.
I love that it is portable and the fact that it weighs so little
Love that it has twice the suction of other handhelds and that it is easy and quick to empty.
i love that its so light and portable, as i've got a second level to clean
I have lots of steps and this vac looks very lights.
As a Basset Hound rescue volunteer, I have a minimum of five Bassets at a time in my house. Despite their short coat Bassets are known to be "heavy shedders." I would use it to clean the hair out of my car, staircase and tight corners. Hey I may even vacuum a dog or too!
The light weight--for obvious reasons.
I have two cats and this handheld vacuum would be wonderful for cleaning fur off my sofa, bed, etc. I so hope that I win this little gem!
The motorized brush bar for pets is perfect for me with three dogs.
Lightweight is great!
No bags to buy
Love Dyson brand & love bagless vaccuum's!
That the Dyson root is a serious machine to do the job yet, light weight!
The light weight of this vacuum is definitely the most appealing aspect. Other than that, I would just love to own a bagless vacuum, very sick of the bags. Thank you so much!
Sir James Dyson is a true blessing to all of us that are clean fanatics -- and any one of his products would be a dream come true to anyone that would be fortunate enough to have one and be able to use one. Bagless -- awesome -- the lighter the better for those of us with lower back fragility -- the efficiency of his products are amazing! Don't throw out the kids, the husband or the animals -- buy Dyson!
I love the portability of it and the weight.
i love the powerful suction
I love the look and the weight. It would be easy to use to vacuum dog hair off my sofa.
OH, I like this product for a lot of reasons. The light weight is extremely important to me because I have a physical problem and can't lift or manuveur anything heavy. But the cleaning is just as important and when I read that it had twice the suction of most handhelds, I was excited! It is a little thing, but I also like the battery indicator so I know when it is running low on power...it doesn't just cut off.
I have lung disease but I still have to try occassionally to clean up and I desperately need a lightweight but powerful suction vacumn. I've used the full size Dyson and I know the technology and power is made into all the Dyson vacumns...I need this vacumn.
I love the fact that it just looks so sexy. t woull make thetaskof vacuuming that much more enjoyable to use such a great lookng machine.
It would be much easier to vacuum the stairs and the space between the carpet and molding.
This looks like something from Star Wars. I like the quick recharge.
I like its unique design and also that it has a battery that recharges quickly. Plus, it's only 3.26 pounds. I also like that it comes with a crevice tool for those hard-to-reach places.
I love the fact that it weighs so little and is totally portable! It looks so modern, too!
My favorite feature of the Root 6 is the space-age styling. But the Root Cyclone technology is probably the must usable feature.
love the fact that it charges quickly and is light enough to take anywhere
This prize sucks, literally! I love how easy it is to dispose of all the cheerios and dog food I'll suck up with it.
I love that this vacuum is portable and lightweight. It will be great to have with 2 messy kids!
I like the fact that it has twice the suction of other hand helds and charges 3 times faster!
I love all of the features, but the fast recharging is awesome! Nothing is more annoying than needing to vacuum up a mess and it either dies before it's all cleaned up or it doesn't turn on at all! Grr! :D
I own a big dyson, and the cyclone action is fantastic. I would love to win the root 6, not only does it only weigh 3.3 pounds, I know it would work wonderful to clean up any kind of thing you needed to clean up. When they say this company is the best, they are not kidding. Mr.Dyson is a genius. Everything about his products, is unique and are going to be the best there is to use. I am a very happy consumer. They take less effort, are great for cleaning up, no bags, very economical. Will last for years and years. Great technology behind their products. It's a win, win situation. I have had my dyson for 3 years now, and couldn't be more satisfied. Top notch company. The BEST! Thanks for the giveaway.
I love the fact that it is cordless.
I love that the vacuum is only weighs 3.26 lbs and that it has a 3x faster charge.
I would love this "DYSON" vaccuum,
What I love most about any Dyson product... the commitment to good design. I would love to shake the hand of the man who manages to make vacuum cleaners sexy and thank him for inventing something that won't break in two seconds and have me running out to spend more $$$! No more heaps of plastic in the landfills please!!
I love how powerful the Root 6 is... that would be a huge relief so I wouldn't have to go over an area again and again!
My sister has a dyson and I'm jealous.
I love how powerful and light it is. We have two levels and a set of stairs, and the vacuum we have is so heavy I always feel like I am going to drop it.
This is ideal for quick picks...like when the grandkids knock cereal on the floor!! or come running in with mud. I think I like that it is cordless and 3lbs the best. Ideal for my Car as well.
Lightweight is good but the fact that it picks up cat hair is what would make me buy it.
i love the color,design,it's lightweight and powerful.
I have allergies and 5 animals, I just love that it's a Dyson!
I Love the Dyson Root 6! It's so lite weight and easy to empty. The thought and engineering that has gone into the Dyson product is impressive!
All I really know about this thing is how much I'd love to have one. The commercials make it seem awesome and the info I've read sounds great.
I need to win it to let you know what I love about it
I love that it is so light-I hate lugging a huge vacuum up the stairs!!
well the weight is the best feature of course. heavy vacuums are so old school. this ain't your mamas vacuum!
The best feature of this Dyson is the portability. I have three sets of stairs that need to be cleaned almost daily. It is a real chore. This Dyson would make life so much easier.
"I just think things should work properly." I like that it is super lightweight and the pet hair feature. Thank You.
dyson is good
I love that it is so light weight...I can easily vacuum anywhere with ease. Thanks :)
The light weight is a real plus in any vaccuum. I could use this for the small places like under cushions and along baseboards.
I could use this all over the home.
It is great that it is lightweight.
i like it because it is a lightweight version of the best vacuum available.
Bottom line is it's a Dyson and this is the best on the market
Love the size of this Dyson, would be great for the stairs and for those narrow spaces.
Love the looks of this vacuum, doesn't it look like what Dr. Who would use to tidy up the tardis?
I love that it's so lightweight! Also the battery indicator is a good idea! AND it's a Dyson. I love that guy's accent!
I love it because it's a Dyson and it's small and it would be great for cleaning up small messes and using in the car.
I would love to be able to do a quick vacuum under the boys seats at the table. We have carpet in the kitchen. Who in their right mind would have done this?
I would love to be able to do a quick vacuum under the boys seats at the table. We have carpet in the kitchen. Who in their right mind would have done this?
I love how it's so lightweight AND powerful!
I would love to win.Dyson is the best vacuum in the world
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I love that it is portable and powerful
This new product, the Root 6, looks like it would be great for someone with a bad back and arthritis in both hands,since it weighs only 3.3 Lbs., and is small enough to keep handy.
I love my upright dyson for floor cleaning. This would be perfect for our office, the accessory tool, alone is worth the whole system. That it converts to a brush for dusting is awesome, we run three computers in our home office which equals a lot of dust on not so easy to dust things, like keyboards!
The problem of vacuuming stairs is finally solved.
This would be so wonderful to own, small and lightweight. I love my dyson that I have already!
There are a couple of things--the light weight, the fact that it is easily rechargeable and therefore ready for use very quickly. I think both of these say why I like the characteristics quite well.
I lov ethat it is light, so many are so heavy! Also that it never clogs, what is better then that??
With 2 kids, my house is constantly messy. My carpet always seems to be overrun with cheerios and other snack goods. I would love a Dyson, as I think it may be the only vacuum that has the power to keep up with my family!
I like the way it is so lightweight. I have a bad back so lugging a heavy vacuum cleaner around is hard. I also love the looks of the vacuum. It looks like someghing the Jetsons would use.
Dyson is the best vac for picking up dog hair.
Small, lightweight, powerful, efficient
I want a Dyson! They are great. We have two sets of stairs in our house and it would be perfect for them.
I like that it is so light and portable. We have rugs, not carpet, so we carry our vacuum from rug to rug a lot.
My fav feature is that it is lightweight and easily portable...I'm forever dragging out my (non sucking) vacuum cleaner to clean up after my daughter!
I love the size and weight of this one!
I love how lightweight it is, how cool it looks, and most of all the COLOR!
it has so many qualities, but for me, because of my fibromyalgia, the weight is most important, as well as cleaning well.
i love that its lightweight. I am not very strong and it can be difficult to handle heavier models
Something like the Root 6 would be perfect for me as I run a small business from my home and my bedroom work area is constantly in need of being vacuumed up using a smaller, lightweight cleaner like this. I need a powerful machine and this would be perfect for my in-home studio
Honestly the best feature is how lightweight it is. That is fantastic. Thank you for the contest.
I like how it's portable, cordless and bagless.
I like the fact that is cordless and bagless, and it has great suction.
I love it's cool look. It looks like some futuristic laser gun; cool enough that even my husband is excited enough to clean!!
I love the fact that it's ergonomic and looks like it would be very easy to use. Thanks, Sir Dyson!!
I think that the best thing about Dyson is that there is no extra cost. A regular vacuum would eventually need belts replaced, new bags, etc. These things add up over time and make it much more costly. Not to mention that it's very pleasing to look at and weighs less than a gallon of milk! Does it really get any better?!
Only everything is great about this little gem... the size, the sucking power, the look... love it!!
love the size and light weight!
It looks like a perfect vacuum and easy to store.
The best thing is ALLERGIES! This product is great for home where everyone is allergic to something. It would rid our home of all allergens. Great for small corners, etc. What an invention!!
The weight and durability are great. Thanks.
First of all, it is just the coolest looking hand held vac I've ever seen. I use my cheapo hand vac every day around 5 times and to be able to upgrade to this ultra light weight, easy to use, easy to empty Dyson would be AWESOME.
How about EVERYTHING. Weight is a big issue because I live in a big house and have 4 dogs and 1 cat, all of whom shed. Then there's the whole "it's spring and everything is in bloom so allergens are EVERYWHERE" aspect of country living, so the allergies aspect also means alot. But I am also a mega toolhead, and the mechanics of it floor me; yet the creative side of me loves the design. (Genes will out. Dad's an engineer, Mom's an artist. Talk about having a split personality....)
I like how light it is.
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The Dyson Root 6 is so stylish. It would fit in so nicely in our design studio that I'd frame it and hang it like artwork when not in use.
It looks so handy, great for all kinds of clean ups.
I like that it is light and easy to carry around.
I like that it says it has twice the suction of other handhelds.
The men in my life might actually find vacuuming cool with this.
I love that it is Hygienic with the allergies in our family, I love the 3x faster charge as I am always needing the floor cleaned with 5 boys and I love the 360 degree spin feature. Thanks for the chance to win!!
The features of the Root 6 that get me are there are no bags to fill, bags to throw away, bags to fill a landfill. I have always tried since being a child to consume less in a package friendly overly friendly world and it is truly tough. When Dyson came out with his vacuum and systems that allow moms to really care about cleaning their homes and cleaner the environment that means a lot. A system that truly works, truly cleans and I only throw out minimal amount of waste.
I love that it's lightweight yet effective-I have a ton of stairs in my house and it's a pain to lug around my heavy vacuum, this would be such a relief!
the light weight easy to carry side i like best. theres so many obsticles around here, i need to be able to move around stuff.
I love the accessory tool that dusts keyboards and electronics!
Two words: pet hair
It sucks...in a good way
It's the 3lb. weight it's nice to be able to carry around easily when you're cleaning the car.
I like that is has up to 6 minutes of cleaning and it recharges fast.
Absolutely love that it's so lightweight and portable!- I need this so much!!!
I love the fact that the root 6 is only 3.3lbs!