Thursday, April 15, 2010

Hoover LiNX Review and GIVEAWAY! CLOSED

I have two, toddler, boys.  I have officially resigned to the "we will have nice things, when they are older" Our house is small, it's a rental.. ya know..
It gets messy. That's all there is to it!
I clean, then I clean the same thing again 5 minutes later & then the next day I have this weird deja vu feeling as "I've been here before.. " Oh wait.. because I clean the same things, 5 times a day, every single day!!

When its time to vacuum is the worst, in our house. Someone loves it, or they hate it, they want to help, or they want it off. The cord doesn't reach, then you have to turn it off & restart which sometimes coincides with one of the screaming toddlers finally settling down.
It's a pain.

Ryan, however loves the vacuum. Unless he needs a nap. He calls it his cow. Photobucket

So, in celebration of having 2, toddlers, now than my Ryan is officially TWO, to clean up after, Hoover sent me the Platinum Collection  LiNX Cordless stick vacuum.

The Hoover Platinum Collection™ Cordless Stick Vacuum combines cordless convenience with powerful upright performance. Includes Hoover's best-in-class six year limited warranty on vacuum and two year limited warranty on battery and charger.

Upright Performance
  • Windtunnel Technology™ and cyclonic filtration combine to outperform traditional corded uprights on hard floors.*
Fade Free Lithium-Ion Power
  • Fade Free Power: Interchangeable 18 Volt Lithium Ion battery ensures the battery sustains power until it is completely drained.
Windtunnel Technology
  • First cordless stick vacuum with Hoover's patented WindTunnel Technology™, which utilizes 3 suction tunnels to lift and remove even the hidden dirt on carpet.**
One Step Cleaning
  • One-touch Brushroll activation makes easy transition from hard floors to carpets.
  • Edge Cleaning Bristles allow for closer access to walls and corners.
  • Low Profile Base and Extreme Recline Handle allow for easy access under furniture.
  • Unique Wide Mouth Opening makes quick work of vacuuming cereal, pet food, etc.
  • Stands like an upright. No leaning it on walls.
Battery Fuel Gauge
  • Battery Fuel Gauge: Battery Level Indicator instantly registers remaining battery life.
Energy Star
  • Powered by an ENERGY STAR qualified battery charger.
Everyone was thrilled to see this arrive. Mike's engineer side wanted to study it, Andy wanted to check it out & study it as well,"like dad does" and Ryan yelled COOOWW!!!
However, he then got hysterical when he realized he couldn't keep it for his very own, for it had a greater purpose.

Melt downs ensued over this vacuum, and with due right!!
(Plus, the packaging apparently makes amazing sand castle, minus the sand, and mess!)

It's light as a feather, easy to maneuver & has a SIX year warranty on the battery pack. My problem is ALWAYS the battery, with chargeable vac's and 6 years has me feeling confident that I won't have this same worry with the Hoover LiNX.

Our house has hard wood floors, but we have a wool carpet in the living room. I swear the vacuum eats it. Mike has even asked "someday, will it just be gone??" because it sucks SO much of the wool out.
With the carpet switch, I can clean the carpet with out removing the carpet itself. I can switch right over to just suction for the hard floors, and it's small, enough to fit in tight space with its amazing maneuverability. I cleaned places that haven't been cleaned in awhile with just a flick of my wrist, to be corny. It's seriously that perfect for us.

With the cords, Mike will occasionally drape one over his shoulder, with insights dirty looks & a lecture about how wrapping cords around necks isn't a good example for the kids to see. Duh.
It's so nice to have the safetyfreedom of a cordless vaccuum & yes, the battery lasts long enough for my entrie house, plus much more!

I did my entire house in under 15 minutes, thoroughly!

<-----  Look what I got, and we just did a full vacuuming 3 days earlier, plus, daily I use a dust buster.

The brush roll really does pick up on the carpets, it literally picked up my front door floor mats, the suction is full sized vac quality.

I love it, I can't believe I ever lived with out it. All those lame cliche lines you hear in commercials about great things, apply here. I LOVE when I find a product that hands down is EXACTLY what you needed, wanted & expected. No disappointment's here, and with a 6 year battery warranty? I'm not worried about it dying on me, or losing steam.

Mike, as an engineer said "I love this, actually. I cant believe how much suction it has for being so light, never mind that it's battery powered."

Basically, it SUCKS.

Seriously. And that is exactly  what you want in a vacuum, right???I mean, a vacuum that doesn't SUCK, isn't going to pick anything up!!!!

Mike has said it's sturdy, light, easy to move & the suction in it is very powerful. It's shockingly powerful for being so small, but the fact that its also battery powered, is pretty bad ass. In other words.

The dirt release, is awesome, button push & it swings open, from the bottom trap, to dump the dirt!

Mike has said "How did we ever live with out this, before?" about 10 times, since we've gotten this vacuum.
It's hands down, my new favorite review.
It's used multiple times daily & is such a helpful item to have, with kids & pets.
I absolutely give this vacuum an A++

If you have children, pets,hard floors, rugs over hard floors or hell, even floors in general, you want this LiNX!! Trust me!

WIN IT. 
One lucky reader will win a Hoover LiNX of their very own! (SRV $180.00)
Pay attention, thing's are changing a bit so make sure your entries are correct! Remember, if you do not leave your email address in at least one entry, and you have no contact button, on your profile you won't be able to collect your prize!

 MANDATORY ENTRIES
  •  Tell me why you need this vacuum, for your own home!

Extra Entries
  • Become a Fan of my page, on Facebook. HERE.
  • Follow me on Google Friend Connect.
  • Subscribe to my RSS Feed.
  • Leave me a comment, in any other post on my blog. After you do so, come back to enter & tell me which post, you left it in. You can do this unlimited times.

A winner will be chosen using Random.org on May 6th, 2010, at 12:00pm EST.
A huge thanks to Hoover, for providing me with my own LiNX and for providing one for a winner. All opinions are my own, for more, please read my full disclosure policy.
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143 comments:

  1. fb fan of yours. amy bolda pugmire. amypugmire@live.com

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  2. fb fan of hoover. amy bolda pugmire. I have a very busy toddler and yes our house is a disaster everyday. I would love a good vacuum. we have a hand me down from my in-laws that is on its last straw. amypugmire@live.com

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  3. I follow u on twitter. 1amypugmire. amypugmire@live.com

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  4. I follow your blog. amypugmire@live.com

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  5. Became a fan of hoover.

    hugsfrommandy@aol.com

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  6. I'm a fan of your facebook page.

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  7. Oh I need this vaccuum, because I have a 3 year old and an ocd loved one. Those combos don't mix well!

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  8. I need this vacuum because I swear all I ever do is vacuum dog hair and food all day long. My kirby vacuum wont pick it up. I need a easy light weight vacuum that is simple to use. This one sounds perfect
    Providense@aol.com

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  9. I'm a Facebook Fan of Hoover!
    Natalie Ahotaeiloa

    I'd love this because I have 3 animals and hair gets all over. I also would love a light vacuum because I have shoulder problems so that would be better for me to carry up and down the stairs! Thanks for the chance and great review!

    coolnatty12 at yahoo dot com

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  10. I follow on Twitter! natdey

    coolnatty12 at yahoo dot com

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  11. I follow your blog!

    coolnatty12 at yahoo dot com

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  12. I became a Facebook Fan of your page!

    coolnatty12 at yahoo dot com

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  13. I now subscribe by reader! Thanks!

    coolnatty12 at yahoo dot com

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  14. I follow you on google friend connect!

    Thanks for pointing it out to me!

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  15. I need this because I have a toddler boy too and it makes me so mad that I have to pull out our giant vacuum after every meal.

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  16. Fan of Hoover on FB.

    DanielleCorrelle @ aol . com

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  17. I follow you on Twitter-JustForMeAndYou
    Can we tweet? And can we do it daily for extra entries?

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  18. I don't care about the giveaway. I just like you and your blog. So I am commenting. Watch me do it again.

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  19. Seriously, need this thing. We actually have a Dyson, and while I loved it for the first four years, it's been a pain in the butt since...keep having problems with the hose, and it's just too bulky and heavy to carry upstairs all the time. My husband thinks he's being super sweet and helpful by leaving the kids a snack to eat in the morning before he goes to work to buy me a little more "sleep," (and he is) but I'm sure you can imagine the mess that makes with a 2 and 3 year old. Trying to lug that heavy Dyson upstairs all the time and not clonk (is that a word? lol) the kids in the head as they inevitably fly up the stairs behind me... fun stuff, haha.

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  20. I NEED this vacuum because I need an easier vacuum to carry up and down the stairs! Mine is heavy so I never end up vacuuming the bedrooms and playroom enough!

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  21. I'm a fan of your facebook page!

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  22. I NEED this because I have 3 toddlers and 3 dogs! Throw in there a cat and a husband! LOL My dyson is dying a new vacuum would rock!

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  23. following you on twitter!!!!!!!!!!!

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  24. I just became a fan of Hoover...I need this vacuum cleaner because we just moved and we have killer stairs now. Our current vacuum weighs about 9000 lbs and well, I'd like to vacuum the kid's rooms more than twice a year. :X Thanks a lot Claire!

    Sarah (Ejoey01@aol.com)

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  25. added you on google friend connect

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  26. I suggested you to everyone I know who isn't currently your fan...

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  27. Oh Claire I desperately need this thing!!! Other than the fact that's it's gorgeous and it WORKS as opposed to the stupid excuse for a vacuum that I currently have.. my reason(s) for needing it..
    River is 4
    Journey is 2
    And I'm 4 1/2 months pregnant with TWINS.
    I desperately need this!!!!
    Oh and you are gorgeous and beautiful and awesomely funny and cool (following the advice above that says leave something full of compliments)

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  28. I am now a fan of Hoover (thanks for the reminder Cheli!)

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  29. Following on Google (KatieQ89123)

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  30. Been a facebook fan since the beginning ;)

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  31. My goodness, why DON'T I need one?!?!? Want a picture of the dining room floor after dinner (we have carpet there)?

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  32. oh and I became a fan of hoover :P

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  33. Ok, seriously how can you ask me WHY I Need this? Well I will tell you .. I do not own a vacuum that sucks. My vacuum does not suck at all in fact it blows. It blows little bits of sand all over my feet as I vacuum. It has now gone into a well deserved time out in the back of my closet. Since it's time out, we've started to live in piles of sand, crackers, cheerio's and food. I'm not really a fan of living in a mess, but it seems inevitable doesn't it? Without a vacuum I am sad. That is why I need a vacuum. Period. ;)

    Lovemyryley@aol.com :)

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  34. I am a Hoover Facebook fan: Bekki Orr
    I need this vacuum, because I have two cats...that shed, humungo loads of dust...even though I dust every other day, and my old vacuum doesn't SUCK!!! Thanks for the chance. bekki1820cb at gmail

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  35. Following on Twitter: @bekki1820cb
    bekki1820cb at gmail

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  36. Feed subscriber. bekki1820cb at gmail

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  37. Google Friend Conenct follower
    bekki1820cb at gmail

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  38. Facebook fan of yours: Bekki Orr
    bekki1820cb at gmail

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  39. I need this because I have a dog, a cat, two kids, and a husband...enough said.

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  40. Facebook fan of Hoover.

    laslow1 @ aol . com

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  41. Fan of your blog on Facebook.

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  42. I follow on twitter...janae13

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  43. Following you on google friend connect.

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  44. I became a fan of Hoover on Facebook.

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  45. I desperately need this vacuum because I have 2 dogs who shed like a mother. I have 2 cats. And, I have 3 boys. Sadly, my house is still carpeted and I can't afford to change to wood floors yet.

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  46. I'm a fan of yours on Facebook.

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  47. I follow you under the name dragondream on Twitter.

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  48. I subscribe to your RSS feed.

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  49. I follow you on Google Friends Connect

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  50. I am now a fan of hoover on facebook! I would love to win, because, well, our current vacuum is broken, and my floors are yuck right now! haha!
    onecheaplady@yahoo.com

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  51. I follow you via google friend connect!
    onecheaplady@yahoo.com

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  52. I am your facebook fan!
    onecheaplady@yahoo.com

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  53. Just became a facebook fan of hoover, have been a fan of yours for a while. Why do I need this vacuum? Well, I have a Oreck and I flippin HATE it!!!! I also have 3 boys that make a new mess everytime I turn around. If its as good as you say it is then its just what I need :)
    Jill from Missouri
    jrowland1@kc.rr.com

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  54. twitter, fb .. u and hoover... and i'm from the oldddddddddddddddddddddd aol boards.. yeah it's been that long

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  55. I follow.
    mommastaci33(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  56. I just became a Facebook fan. We would love this...having 2 boys (one big & one little) and three cats, I clean up more than my fair share of messes. Plus I love that this on transitions from carpet to hard floors. Sounds perfect!
    mommastaci33(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  57. And I follow on Twitter @MommaStaciA. Thanks!
    mommastaci33(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  58. I am a facbook fan of hoover
    I need this vaccuum because i have 3 boys, 2 with asthma and 2 cats and dark brown carpet we vaccuum at least 2 x a day
    scrappinmomszoo(at)aol(dot)com

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  59. I follow you with googel friend connect

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  60. I am a facebook fan of yours
    Jennifer Kasprzak

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  61. I follow you on twitter
    scrappinmomszoo

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  62. I subscribe to your feed with google reader
    tsmomof3(at)aol(dot)com

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  63. I became a hoover fan, and i am your fan on fb.
    I need it because I have three boys who just don't understand that there little sister will put just about anything she finds in her mouth. I am constantly vaccuuming up crumb of food and dirt. Even though they swear they only eat at the table.
    sarichn2boys@yahoo.com

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  64. Oh you so know why I need this vacuum for my own home! 5 boys, hello?! 2 cats, hello?! I love you, hello?! LOL
    It's me, Jessie BTW-
    Queen of the Weenies
    Teenbeendeesmama@aol.com or
    Jessplustheboys@aol.com

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  65. Oh and I am suggesting you to all my friends on Facebook <3
    Teenbeendeesmama@aol.com or Jessplustheboys@aol.com
    <3

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  66. I need a new vacum because my old Hoover just went kaput!

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  67. I am a facebook fan of Hoover!

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  68. I actually am entering this for a family member that needs a good vacuum! They've been using a wetvac since theirs broke. I know how hard it is to vacuum with one of those things ~~Michelle

    And I commented on Andy's pee story :)

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  69. I follow you on twitter. @2bnicole

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  70. I fanned hoover on FB providense@aol.com

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  71. I could really use this vaccuum, well because I have 3 kids that like to leave messes and a dog that drools and sheds.

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  72. I follow your FB page providense@aol.com

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  73. I am on your RSS feed providense@aol.com

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  74. I follow you on friend connect providense@aol.com

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  75. I signed up for RSS feed providense@aol.com

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  76. I suggested friends become your fan providense@aol.com

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  77. I am a facebook fan of yours too, of course!
    Teenbeendeesmama@aol.com

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  78. I became a fan of hoover on facebook!

    star790623@aol.com

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  79. I am a fan of yours on facebook!

    star790623@aol.com

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  80. I need this vacuum because I have 4 young boys! Just multiply your mess times 2 ...enough said I think lol

    star790623@aol.com

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  81. I'm a fan of Hoover on Facebook (WinSomethingalready Terri). I could really use this vacuum because I've tried several different brands and models over the past year or two and none do what you mentioned that this one does. I'm really tired of being disappointed and would love to love a vacuum as much as you seem to love the Linx!

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  82. I'm your Facebook fan - WinSomethingalready Terri

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  83. I follow with Google Friend. tmp95 at comcast dot net

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  84. I follow you on Twitter as @dahbou.

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  85. I suggested your FB page to all my friends. WinSomethingalready Terri

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  86. I subscribe to your RSS feed in a reader.

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  87. I read and commented on your post titled Really Easy Big Bread.

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  88. I'm a fan of Hoover on Facebook!
    outofthemist @ gmail .com (remove spaces)

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  89. I do need this vaccuum! I have a big Siberian Cat named Poof and a sweet Mama Cat named Blind Melon Kitten -- they both insist on sleeping on sofa and recliner and both shed.
    Help!
    outofthemist @ gmail .com (remove spaces)

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  90. I follow you publicly via Google Friend Connect.
    outofthemist @ gmail .com (remove spaces)

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  91. I follow @mom2aroo on Twitter @GeorgiaMist
    outofthemist @ gmail .com (remove spaces)

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  92. I need this one because I don't have one. at all. I have to borrow my friend's when I want to vacuum. It's sad.

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  93. I forgot to say but I am a fan of Hoover on facebook. I also follow your blog with google friend connect.

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  94. I NEED this vacuum. Why because we have 3 Kirby's. Yup 3. They collectively weigh about 120 pounds. They are the old ones, they are projects, my husband is always tinkering with them. I NEED a real vacuum since our whole house is carpeted except for the kitchen, bathroom and hallway. hollymarie76@aol.com

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  95. I need it mine is about to poop out lol

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  96. Facebook extra entry

    Happy Anniversary babe!

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  97. Extra FB comment #2 providense@aol.com

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  98. Extra FB comment #1 :) providense@aol.com

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  99. Aaaaaand, extra FB fan entry 2 :o)

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  100. am a FAN of Hoover on Facebook.
    and, I need this because we have a dog and a cat. Both shed like the dickens. My little $30 vacuum that I bought from Walmart just doesn't do it. It gets clogged way too easy and quits working on me.
    amomsrantings at gmail dot com

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  101. fan of yours on facebook (posted on wall)

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  102. fan of twitter as well (amomsrantings)

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