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Monday, December 9, 2013

Why I Am Head-Over-Heels In Love with My Carpet Cleaning Machines {Giveaway!}

This giveaway is now closed, but keep reading to learn about some really great carpet cleaning tools and to find out the winner!

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Happy Monday! Time for more Gifts & Giveaways!

Let’s talk carpet Remember my non-camo carpets? This is the them if you would like a refresher:

white carpet |

This lovely almost white carpet is in our ENTIRE HOUSE. The bathrooms are tile as well as the kitchen part of the kitchen (you know, where you cook), but the rest of the house is blanketed in snow, including the dining area where our everyday kitchen table resides.

If I had no kids and lived alone, I think I might actually love this carpet. But, alas, this is not the case. I was pretty terrified of this carpet when we bought the house and told Nate that the very first thing we had to do before moving in was put hardwood floors in the dining area. But, then, uh, yeah. We spent all of our money on the house, so here we are. White carpet in the dining room! Woo-hoo!

BISSELL DeepClean Premiere Carpet Cleaner Review & Giveaway |

When we moved into our house, I had a BISSELL SpotBot that I received at one of my SocialLuxe Lounge parties. When I first received the SpotBot, we lived in a house with tile, so I never used it. But I can’t tell you how glad I am that I hung onto it anyway. When we moved into this house, I was really happy I had that little machine, but little did I know just how handy it would become. I use it all the time. For example, one of my kids splattered chocolate all over the floor under the kitchen table. I grabbed the SpotBot and it was NO BIG DEAL. I’m telling you, it’s a dream.

But as much as I love my SpotBot for quick clean-ups, we have large areas of carpet that need to be cleaned fairly regularly, especially the hallway and dining room. I got in touch with BISSELL to see if they had a machine they would recommend and they kindly sent me the DeepClean Premier upright carpet cleaner.

I don’t think I can express how delighted I was when my new carpet cleaner arrived. And it has worked GREAT. I personally love owning  my own carpet cleaner rather than needing to call and schedule cleaning with a professional carpet cleaning service. Like I mentioned, some areas of the carpet need cleaning very regularly, but other parts of the carpet do not. I love that I can do the hallway and dining room several times a year as needed. The flexibility is great and I don’t have to constantly pay for carpet cleanings.

And that is why I am head-over-heels in love with my carpet cleaning machines.

If you’re looking for a big ticket gift item for a clean freak, someone with white carpet and kids, someone with pets and carpet, or someone who just really likes clean carpet, I can recommend both the DeepClean Premier and the SpotBot, depending on your needs. I love them both!

UPDATE 3/16/16: I LOVE my upright Bissell carpet cleaner and use it regularly. It does a great job cleaning the floors and I seriously love having it, especially with my light carpets. I’ve been seeing these at Costco lately. In fact, our piano teacher bought one and is equally as in love as I am. I highly recommend it! Side note: I ended up getting rid of the small spot bot because I found it to be a bit redundant. I also did a poor job cleaning out the hose the first time I used it and it got SUPER gross, so make sure you rinse the hoses with clean water after every use! If you don’t want a huge carpet cleaner, though, that Spot Bot is super handy and works great.

Giveaway time! One of you lucky people will win a BISSELL DeepClean Premier upright carpet cleaner (retail value $199.99)!

BISSELL DeepClean Premiere Upright Carpet Cleaner Review & Giveaway |

Here is how to enter the giveaway (comments must be posted by Midnight PT on Sunday, 12/15/13. Prize must be shipped to a U.S. address):

In addition to my giveaway, starting today BISSELL is doing 12 Days of Messes on their Facebook page, where they are highlighting 12 “classic” holiday messes, solutions for cleaning those messes, and, of course, more giveaways! Just visit their Facebook page to find out more.

Good luck! Happy Cleaning!

The winner of this giveaway was comment #254 Vic Herreria, who said, “My dog Diego would love this!” More power to Vic if he can get Diego to learn how to use the machine! 😉 Congrats, Vic!

 BISSELL provided me with product to review for this post. As always, all opinions are 100% my own.


  1. 1

    I’d love this machine to clean my carpets! Pick me!!!

  2. 2

    Four boys + light carpet in much of my house = I need this!!

  3. With three kids, this would be a great win!

  4. 4
    Kathy Schrenk

    kids, check. Carpets, check. pet, check.


  5. 5
    Kathy Schrenk

    and I already like “this week” on fb 🙂

  6. 6

    Ooh, I would use this all the time!

  7. 7
    Jayme C.

    7 kids + 2 dogs and a home based craft business = I NEED THIS MACHINE!! 🙂

  8. 8
    Jayme C.

    I like you on FB. 🙂

  9. 9

    I felt the same way when we moved into our house–the carpets needed to go, but there was no money left. I’d love to be able to deep clean on my own as needed!

  10. 10

    I follow you on pinterest

  11. 11
    Laura R

    I so need this for our bedroom carpet!

  12. 12

    I follow you on pinterest

  13. 13
    Laura R

    I already follow on Facebook!

  14. 14

    I follow Bissell on FB

  15. 15

    I follow Bissell on Twitter

  16. 16
    Laura R

    following you on twitter!

  17. 17

    I already follow you on Pinterest

  18. 18

    Who doesn’t want to have clean carpets.

  19. 19

    I already follow you on Twitter

  20. 21
    Laura R

    Liked Bissell on FB!

  21. 22

    I follow you on Twitter

  22. 23

    I follow you on Pinterest

  23. 24

    I follow you on Facebook!

  24. 28

    Liked you on facebook!

  25. 29

    Already following you on Pinterest!

  26. 30

    Liked Bissell on Facebook!

  27. 31

    I would love this so much!!!

  28. 32

    I would love this cleaner!! Living in apartments with crappy carpet, due to the fact we are eternal students makes for some dirty floors! This would be a lifesaver!!

  29. 33

    I’ve seen this guy in action!

  30. 34

    I follow you on FB.

  31. 35

    I follow you on Pinterest.

  32. 36

    I follow you on twitter.

  33. 37

    This would be fantastic to win.

  34. 38

    I would love to give this to my mom. With four dogs, she’s constantly having to clean the carpet.

  35. 39
    Jessica Johnson

    Oh I love this and NEED this – right now!

  36. 40
    Jessica Johnson

    I follow you on Pinterest

  37. 41

    Would love to have a carpet cleaner to trail behind my messy toddler!

  38. 42
    Jessica Johnson

    I follow This Week for Dinner on FB!

  39. Pick me, pick me, pick me! In the name of Leap/Cricket – pick me! 🙂

  40. 44

    This looks great, I hope I win!

  41. 45

    I Like This Week for Dinner on Facebook

  42. 46

    I follow This Week for Dinner on Pinterest

  43. 47

    I Like Bissell on Facebook

  44. 48

    I would love to have this! My carpet cleaner is on its last legs and I, too, have kids and white carpet.

  45. 49

    I follow you on Pinterest.

  46. 50

    We are buying a house right now and sadly it doesn’t have the hardwood I desire but carpet and this would be well used!

  47. 51

    I like you on facebook

  48. 52

    I follow you on Pinterest

  49. 53

    I would love to win! Clean carpets would help my allergies.

  50. 54
    debbie rough

    i follow you on pinterest

  51. 55
    debbie rough

    i follow you on twitter

  52. 56
    debbie rough

    i follow you on fb

  53. 57
    debbie rough

    i liked bissel on FB

  54. 58

    Our carpets are also white… well they used to be. This would be amazing!!

  55. 59

    I like you on FB

  56. 60
    Erica Warfield

    I too have white carpets! Ugggggh!!

  57. 61
    Erica Warfield

    I already like you on Facebook 😉

  58. 62

    Follow you on Twitter!

  59. 63

    We keep a clean house, but I am starting to see the need for something like this!

  60. 64
    Kim from PA

    We have hardwood floors on the 1st level of our home, but I would welcome the opportunity to deep clean our upstairs hallway and bedroom carpets with this Bissell carpet cleaner!

  61. 65

    I already like your Facebook page, too 🙂

  62. 66

    Wow, I totally need this. My carpets are in pretty rough shape.

  63. 67

    I would love to have a carpet cleaner!

  64. 68

    I like you on FB!

  65. 69

    3.67 million spilled drinks+3 boys that love to play in the sand and mud+1 sneaky pants-wetter+1 frustrated mother=a HUGE desire for a carpet cleaning machine!!

  66. 70

    Shiny new carpet cleaner- what every house with two toddlers and a geriatric indoor cat needs!

  67. 71
    Kim Parrott

    Our family needs a carpet cleaner very badly! Maybe Santa will bring us one! Happy holidays!

  68. 72
    Kim Parrott

    I follow on Facebook

  69. 73
    Kim Parrott

    I follow on twitter as kimbly1020

  70. 74
    Kim Parrott

    I follow Bissell on Facebook

  71. 75
    Kim Parrott

    I follow Bissell on twitter as kimbly1020

  72. 76
    Wendy Shriber

    Scrub scrub. We need a clean rug.

  73. 77

    LOVE the spotbot, a total lifesaver with kids and pets! would love the upright.

  74. 78

    I follow you on FB!

  75. 79

    I follow you on Pinterest 😉

  76. 80
    Sarah Reynolds

    Oh man I could seriously use one of these! Pick me Jane! 🙂

  77. 81
    Sarah Reynolds

    PS I follow you on Facebook. 🙂

  78. 82
    Sarah Reynolds

    … And I follow you on Pinterest too. 🙂

  79. 83
    Sarah Reynolds

    AND! I liked Bissell on Facebook. 🙂

  80. 84
    Christin Attebury

    I have almost-white carpet too and am in desperate need of something like that!

  81. 85
    Shannon Smith

    Love it, need a clean carpet for sure

  82. 86
    Shannon Smith

    I like bissell on facebook

  83. 87
    Shannon Smith

    i follow on pinterest

  84. 88
    Jessie C.

    This would be perfect to help in cleaning.

  85. 89
    Jessie C.

    follow you on Pinterest

  86. 90
    Lori H

    This would be awesome to own!

  87. 91

    With 5 kiddos…wee really need this!

  88. 92

    I follow on Pinterest…already.

  89. 93

    This is an awesome giveaway! Thanks

  90. 94

    What a great giveaway! Awesome!!!

  91. 95

    I’ve never tried one of these…or should I say my wife hasn’t! Hahaha, we could get some use out of this.

  92. 96
    Jessica H

    I’ve thought about the spot bot, but wondered if it worked that well. Now I know! 🙂

  93. 97

    I follow on Pinterest

  94. 98

    I would love to try this!

  95. 99
    Ali B

    Life with two dogs and a one year old and somehow I still don’t own a carpet cleaner yet. Would love to try this one!

  96. 100
    Ali B

    I follow you on Pinterest

  97. 101
    Ali B

    I follow you on Twittet

  98. 102
    Ali B

    I follow you on Facebook

  99. 103
    Ali B

    I liked Bissell on Facebook

  100. 104

    What a much needed tool!

  101. 105

    I follow you on Facebook

  102. 106

    It would be a dream to own my own carpet cleaner…Thanks for the opportunity!

  103. 107

    I follow TWFD on Facebook.

  104. 108

    I follow TWFD on Pinterest

  105. 109
    Katja Shockey

    Light beige carpet in kids’ playroom downstairs is light beige no longer….I need this asap!

  106. 110

    I would love this machine!

  107. 111

    my carpets are perpetually filthy. pick me!

  108. 112
    Deairdre Miller

    I love bissell carpet cleaners. I borrow my cousins all the time!

  109. 113

    Such a fun giveaway

  110. 114

    Like you on facebook

  111. 115

    Would love to win this!

  112. 116

    I follow you on FB.

  113. 117
    Barbara Baker

    Hi, Miss Jane, I could REALLY use that carpet cleaner. Pick me, pick me.

    and I am going to your Facebook page for extra credit. Do I go to the head of the class now? love your white carpet!!

  114. 118

    With a dog and three little kids, I’m thinking a carpet cleaner is starting to become a need, rather than a want.

  115. 119

    I follow on Pinterest.

  116. 120
    Barbara Baker

    Hey, missy, just posted myself on an old date — last week — message is — YEAH, extra bonus points for liking you on Facebook! SUCCESS!

  117. 121
    Barbara Baker

    I think I just liked you on Pinterest. Really need some social media classes — not enough time!

  118. 122

    I totally need this because my old one is falling apart!

  119. 123

    I follow on facebook!

  120. 124

    I follow on pinterest!

  121. 125

    Kids and a light beige carpet over here… We’d love to win this carpet cleaner! 🙂

  122. 126

    This would be a dream! We have a dog an two little girls, so our carpets are never clean!

  123. 127

    liked on fb
    sara peterson davis

  124. 128

    follow pinterest @saramama

  125. 129

    follow you on twitter @saramama

  126. 130

    follow bissell on twitter @saramama

  127. 131

    like bissell on fb
    sara peterson davis

  128. 132

    Me! Me! Me! I’m a neat freak! Would love to win! 🙂

  129. 133
    Lynn BB

    Sounds like a terrific machine!

  130. 134

    You have NO idea how useful this would be in my house.

  131. 135

    I follow you on pinterest.

  132. 136

    I also follow you on Facebook.

  133. 137

    On my way to cleaner carpets???

  134. 138

    I have a new baby and will be moving into a new home soon. This would be AMAZING!! 🙂

  135. 139

    I follow you on pinterest.

  136. 140

    I follow you on twitter.

  137. 141

    I follow you on facebook.

  138. 142

    I follow Bissell on twitter.

  139. 143

    I follow Bissell on facebook.

  140. 144

    Such a great giveaway since with kids and pets, my carpets need help!

  141. 145

    I follow you on Facebook

  142. Oh man, I would love this so very much! Thanks Jane.

  143. 147

    I follow you on pinterest and Facebook

  144. 148

    Wow. I REALLY could have used that Spot-Bot (and the NAME is even cute!) over Thanksgiving! We took our pets and kids to an auntie’s house, and . . . well, it would have come in super-duper handy!

  145. 149

    I am now a follower of several of your Pinterest boards 🙂

  146. 150

    I am now your 5,397th Twitter follower! looking forward to “this week for dinner” tweets xoxo

  147. 151
    Sarah P.

    Uh, I’d love to own a carpet cleaner! Thanks for the chance to win!

  148. 152
    Patty B

    Love it! Thanks for doing this drawing!

  149. 153
    Patty B

    already following you on Facebook! 🙂

  150. Would love this! Thanks!

  151. 155
    Greg H

    Great blog!

  152. 156
    Greg H

    Just liked on FB.

  153. 157
    Stephanie P.

    Having carpet and 2 dogs those Bissell machines are really invaluable in our house!

  154. 158

    Three kids, a hubby and a chihuahua. Enough said.

    Pick me! Pick me!

  155. 159
    Casey B.

    This would be great with my apartment!

  156. 160
    Casey B.

    Also, I follow you on facebook!

  157. 161
    Casey B.

    And I follow you on twitter!

  158. 162

    I followed you on Pinterest

  159. 163
    Casey B.

    Also I follow you on pinterest!

  160. 164

    I followed you on twitter!

  161. 165
    Casey B.

    I like Bissell on facebook!

  162. 166
    Casey B.

    And I follow bissell on twitter!!!

  163. 167
    Molly C.

    I need that standup cleaner! My cat is a furry ball of mess.

  164. 168
    Molly C.

    And I follow you on Pinterest 🙂

  165. 169

    Ohhh I need this with my two furry friends.

  166. 170
    Nikki CB

    Ahh, this would be nice!

  167. 171
    Nikki CB

    I like you on facebook

  168. 172
    Nikki CB

    I follow you on Pinterest

  169. 173
    Nikki CB

    I follow you on twitter

  170. 174
    Nikki CB

    I follow BISSELL on twitter

  171. 175

    Hard to believe I wish for a carpet cleaner, but I do!

  172. 176
    Dawn H

    One black dog, one black cat, one teenage boy who loves to snack in his room + beige carpet and THREE sets of stairs! Oh yes, I would LOVE to win this carpet cleaner!

  173. 177
    Angela Schott

    With small kids and dogs, I could really use this. 😉

  174. 178
    Nora B

    this would be so HELPFUL!

  175. 179

    This carpet cleaner looks amazing!

  176. These would be awesome!

  177. 181

    Another great giveaway!!! I watch my 1, 3 and 5 year old grandbabies while my daughters work so this would come in very handy!

  178. 182

    I am a clean freak and would love to win this carpet cleaner!

  179. 183
    Laura in San Diego

    With our new puppy, I need one for sure!

  180. 184

    I would love to win this carpet cleaner. My carpet needs it!

  181. 185
    Sarah Darby

    Oh my goodness! This would be a dream come true!

  182. 186
    Sarah Darby

    I like you on facebook

  183. 187
    Sarah Darby

    I follow you on pinterest

  184. 188
    Cindy A.

    I would love a Bissell carpet cleaner! Thank you so much for offering such a wonderful giveaway.

  185. 189
    Cindy A.

    I like This Week for Dinner on Facebook.

  186. 190
    Cindy A.

    I follow you on Pinterest.

  187. 191
    Cindy A.

    I follow you on Twitter.

  188. 192
    Cindy A.

    I like BISSELL on Facebook.

  189. 193
    Cindy A.

    I follow BISSEL on Twitter.

  190. 194

    If there was ever something I needed, this is it! 🙂

  191. 195

    I like you on Facebook.

  192. 196

    I follow you on Pinterest.

  193. 197
    Andrea L.

    I have owned and loved my SpotBot for 6 years and it has been a great friend during messy times. The upright machine would be a great addition to our household.

  194. 198
    april v

    I would LOVE to win this!!

  195. I really need this…we just moved into a house with light carpet. And by we I mean 5 kids, 4 cats, a dog, a husband and me.

  196. I follow on Twitter


  197. I follow all your boards on Pinterest

  198. 204

    Nice vacuum

  199. 205

    I like you on facebook

  200. 206

    I follow you on pintrest

  201. 207

    I like Bissell on facebook

  202. 208
    Amy Estes

    Oooooo, a carpet cleaner! Perfect for a toddler.

  203. 209
    Amy Estes

    I Liked you on Facebook.

  204. 210
    Amy Estes

    I Follow you on Pinterest.

  205. 211
    Amy Estes

    I Follow you on Twitter

  206. 212
    Amy Estes

    I Liked Bissell on Facebook

  207. 213
    Amy Estes

    I Followed Bissell on Twitter

  208. 214
    Kyrstin Cook

    This would be fantastic! The stains in my house can never happen on the hardwood floors or tile, they ALWAYS seem to be right on the carpet. I can’t seem to win the war haha

  209. 215
    Kyrstin Cook

    Liked you on Facebook!

  210. 216
    Kyrstin Cook

    Following you on Pinterest!

  211. 217
    Kyrstin Cook

    Following you on Twitter- @kcook160

  212. 218
    Kyrstin Cook

    Liked Bissell on Facebook!

  213. 219
    Kyrstin Cook

    Following Bissell on twitter! – @kcook160

  214. My fiancée would love me even more if I won this for her…

  215. I already follow This Week for Dinner on Facebook.

  216. 225
    Tara Vickers

    I need a steam machine bad! My kids keep the carpet a mess.

  217. 226
    Tara Vickers

    Like This Week for Dinner on Facebook

  218. 227
    Tara Vickers

    Like your facebook page

  219. 228
    calista macalino

    Liked Bissel on fb

  220. 229
    calista macalino

    I follow. U on pintrest

  221. 230
    Erica Warfield

    I follow you on twitter! @thewarfields

  222. 231
    Lisa Z

    Children and dogs- the Bissell carpet cleaner would be beloved at my house.

  223. it always seems like night and day after the carpets have been deep cleaned like that

  224. I Like This Week for Dinner on Facebook

  225. I Follow you on Pinterest

  226. I Follow you on Twitter

  227. I Like BISSELL on Facebook

  228. 237

    I definitely could use this after we watch our furry “grand pets.”

  229. 238
    Julie D.

    With kids and a dog, winning this carpet cleaner would make my year! Bissell makes great products.

  230. 239
    Julie D.

    I followed you on Facebook!

  231. 240
    Julie D.

    I’m a follower on Pinterest!

  232. 241
    Julie D.

    I liked BISSELL on Facebook!

  233. 242
    Tina Truex

    Would love to have one of these! Carpets are so old. Maybe this would help clean them up until we can afford new. With pets and husband need this. Thanks for the chance – Good Luck to all!

  234. 243
    Tina Truex

    Following on Facebook 🙂

  235. 244
    Tina Truex

    Following on Twitter ( tweet )

  236. 245
    Tina Truex

    I follow you on Pinterest 🙂

  237. 246
    Tina Truex

    Following BISSELL on Facebook.

  238. 247
    Tina Truex

    Following BISSELL on Twitter.

  239. 248
    Ashley Outland

    This would be sooooo nice to have!!!!

  240. 249
    Ashley Outland

    I “like” This Week for Dinner on FB!

  241. 250
    Ashley Outland

    I follow This Week for Dinner on Pinterest!


  242. 251
    Ashley Outland

    I follow This Week for Dinner on Twitter!


  243. 252
    Ashley Outland

    I “like” Bissell on FB!

  244. 253
    Ashley Outland

    I follow Bissell on Twitter!


  245. 254
    Vic Herreria

    My dog Diego would love this!

  246. 255
    Debra Lee

    This would come in handy with five cats!

  247. 256
    Debra Lee

    I Like This Week for Dinner on Facebook under Distracted Debra Lee.

  248. 257
    Debra Lee

    I Follow you on Pinterest under Debra Lee.

  249. 258
    Debra Lee

    I Follow you on Twitter @Distracteddebra

  250. 259
    Debra Lee

    I Like BISSELL on Facebook under Distracted Debra Lee.

  251. 260
    Debra Lee

    I follow Bissell on twitter @Distracteddebra

  252. 261
    Michele S

    I REALLY need this carpet cleaner! Pick me!

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