***This giveaway is no longer accepting entries – see who won below!***
Wow. You guys are a lot more opinionated about the periodic table than I had assumed. Anyways, random.org selected the winner of this giveaway as… Andi W. (who likes Sodium for all of the salty snacks it provides, but admitted “My inner nerd wants to vote adamantium.”) Congrats Andi!
Hold onto your seats, chemistry nerds. We’re giving away some magnesium this week. It’s coming in the form of Oreck’s latest and lightest-weight upright vacuum ever – the Magnesium. In fact, at less than 8lbs it weighs in at about half the poundage of an ordinary upright. Not to mention its skinny but strong frame slides naturally under furniture and other hard-to-reach dust bunny havens. Oreck’s also throwing in the Ultimate Handheld Vac to round out your cleaning repertoire – and to boost the prize value to nearly $600!
- PRIZE: An Oreck Magnesium upright vacuum and the Oreck Ultimate Handheld Vac (a $599 value).
- TO ENTER: Comment on this post with the words “Mg ME!” and tell us…
- BONUS QUESTION: … (you ready for this?) what’s your favorite element on the periodic table? Are you a big fan of Oxygen because of the whole breathing thing? Or Sodium because you’re a salty food addict? Or perhaps good ol’ Au & Ag (aka Gold and Silver)?
- GIVEAWAY CLOSES: Wednesday, June 27th at 8pm EST or at 10,000 entries (whichever comes first)
- NUMBER OF WINNERS: One
- DISCOUNT: 15% off any Oreck product with code YOUNGHOUSELOVE (valid through July 9, excludes sale or refurbished items)
- PRIZE SHIPS: The United States (although we do try to wrangle as many international giveaways as possible)
- USUAL STUFF: One entry per e-mail address is permitted. The winner will be selected using random.org and announced on Thursday as an update to this post. That’s right, come right back here on Thursday for the announcement of our winner. Good luck…
Note: We aren’t paid or perked for hosting these giveaways, we just do ‘em to thank you awesome folks for stopping in. See our Giveaway FAQ page for more info. Pics courtesy of Oreck.
Sarah Edwards says
I like Neon, just because it’s fun!
Mg me! I like carbon just because.
Laura Beth says
Mg Me!! We need a new one and I’ve been eyeing this one!
As a huge nerd, I’m going to have to go with Zn because I work with proteins for which zinc is a necessary metal!
Aylon P, says
My favorite’s Neon. In 8th grade each student was assigned an element and we had to report on them, and answer by element name during attendance. Plus Neon’s awesome! A noble gas that lights up. Can’t beat it.
Mg me! I would have to say Silver….I’m a big fan of silver/gray everything!
Mg ME! I think I’ll have to go with Oxygen since I like breathing so much.
Mg ME! Hmmmm…I’m having terrible flashbacks of high school chemistry right about now, but I guess I’ll have to go with that old standby, OXYGEN. I’m slightly partial to breathing. :o)
Mg ME! Li Lithium because it allows me to have a computer, hybrid car and cell phone! ;)
My favorite element is Ch (chocolate!)
Mg ME! Since oxygen is pretty important in life, I guess that would be my pick for favorite
My favorite element is potassium… because I love bananas and that’s one of the few I always remembered!
Mg ME…definitely Ununtrium (uut)..duh?!
Shell Li says
Mg Me! Einsteinium!
Andrea in KS says
I don’t have a favorite element. I was terrible at chemistry.
I’ll go with “Co = Cobalt” since I like the color Cobalt Blue, haha!!
What a great giveaway! Crazy, I know…but I LOVE to vacuum!
I’m an AG gal all the way!
Sodium! Got to have my salt!
I myself am a HUGE fan of gold (Ag?):)
Bonus Question: Helium!
Never really pondered it, but I’d probably have to go with Oxygen… can’t really go wrong with it. Plus, it’s one of my favorite excuses for being plant obsessed. Clean air, anyone?!
Favorite Element on the Periodic table? Pt – Platinum!
Sulfur will be my choice for this exercise. I like that it’s represented by my initial – S – and when living in Yellowstone Park, there was something strangely comforting about the smell of sulfur driving past some of the park’s geothermal features. I knew when I passed the Mud Volcano are in the Hayden Valley, I was almost home.
I’m going to go with Carbon; I am a carbon-based life-form, after all.
Great giveaway, and so necessary with a toddler in tow. :)
I’m gonna say my favorite element is Co(balt)–cuz it’s such a purty color. (Though I was tempted to go with Na!)
Mg ME!! My favorite element is NEON right now… just like the hot pink shirt I am wearing for my birthday today! :)
Happy Birthday, Libby!!!!!! :D
Now, can I borrow your hot pink shirt when you’re done wearing it? We have a gender reveal to do on Saturday….it’s a girl! :)
Kathy PH in LH says
Mg ME!! please, please, please…
gold and silver are always nice and oxygen is necessary, but loves me some salt (she says as she finishes off a ham sammie and Cheetos?)
My favorite element is helium because of the whole balloon thing.
Mg Me! ….um…. hardest bonus question ever.
Suzanne A says
Mg ME please! I would have to say my favorite element is Ne for neon – really digging the bright yellows and pinks right now in design (& in fashion too). Love your site – you both are brilliant!
BR – Bromine… because it sounds like a nickname I’d give to a pal.
Kelly M says
# 10 Ne for Neon because it’s the latest trend in fashion this Summer :)
Mg Me! Definitely gold and silver–I love me some jewelry!
Mg ME! I like “K” because I love bananas :)
Mg ME! I think oxygen is probably the most important one! LOL not a science major, but my day wouldn’t be good without it!
Jessica Astarita says
Mg ME…feeling stupid now that I don’t remember any of this science stuff from high school.
I’m a fan of Potassium–always tricky as “K”! :)
Mg ME! I like K as in potassium and Karmina (my name)!
Mg ME! My favorite element is Aluminum. My husband’s name is Alex, and someone once pointed out that he and I together make AL2 or Aluminum. I know it’s dorky, but it’s something we’ve gone with ever since then.
Good ol’ oxygen is my favorite :)
I’m going with magnesium as my favorite element in hopes the fates will smile on my choice and award me a new vacuum!
Oxygen? Nah! Au, please! :)
–Oddly enough I’ve been squirreling money away for a new vaccum. please,please,please pick me!!! :)
Sarah M. says
Aimee C. says
Mg ME! My favorite element is Neon!
Mg ME! I am a big fan of Oxygen, in fact, I just can’t live without!!! lol
Mg ME! Uup on the chart (upupentium) because it’s a cute name and I have no idea what it is….Why be predictable, I say!
Cu, because I like copper in just about any form, oxidized or polished. In jewelry, on a roof, used to make a bathtub, in turquoise… copper is gorgeous.
Carbon, for it’s ubiquity!
Andrea Meyer says