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Thursday, April 22, 2010

Swiffer Sweeper Vac – Review and Giveaway


When My Blog Spark asked me to review
the Swiffer Sweeper Vac, my response was…

Hello?  Do I not live with 3 crazy little llamas? 
Who leave a LOT of crumbs in their wake?


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They sent me the neatest package… with canisters of all the samples to lay out on the floor and test out the Swiffer Sweeper Vac.   As if my floors weren't dirty enough!
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So if you guessed in yesterday's post what was in those nifty canisters… below is the answer. 
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I also received the Swiffer Sweeer vac
and the dry sweeper wipes that attach

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Here is some information from the Swiffer site about the
Swiffer Sweeper Vac
The new Swiffer SweeperVac has a textured Swiffer Dry Sweeping Cloth to trap and lock fine dirt and dust plus a powerful cordless vacuum for grabbing larger pieces of crumbs, leaves, pet hair, and cereal. It's an amazing all-in-one tool for getting a clean you can feel.

Lightweight and compact, the new Swiffer SweeperVac works great on virtually any surface in your home and cleans better than a broom and dustpan. Plus it doesn't require any vacuum bags. You can easily dispose of dirt, dust, and particles from the see-through dirt cup with just one push of a button.

First—I assembled it… it was super easy!
Then plugged it in and being the impatient me that I am,
I did not give it much time to charge…
I was so eager to test drive this baby.
But within an hour (or less)  it was charged enough to begin sweeping… (Swiffer does recommend a full overnight charge to get the battery fully juiced)   

I then enlisted the help of my little llama
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Super plus of the Sweeper Vac is that it is light enough for little ones to help do the sweeping.
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Check out the swivel head action..
I always have crumbs hiding under the legs of my table and my broom and electronic sweeper just don’t get it.  But this Swiffer Sweeper Vac just sucked the crumbs and dirt right up.
Then, you can just detach the canister and toss the contents.

So how about seeing this little baby in action?  My little llamas helped me film a little video review for you!

Thoughts on the Swiffer Sweeper Vac

Pros--
-Light weight
-has a vacuum action
-can fit in tight spaces
-picks up a lot of dirt and crumbs, dust, hair, craft debris
-can fit in between your fridge and cabinet/counter if you have space there
-you can also use the Swiffer wet cloths on the Sweeper Vac (though not WHILE vacuuming!  And I would do that AFTER I did the vacuuming…but it is the same holder for cloths as the regular swiffer)
-I charged mine completely and left it out in my kitchen unplugged for a few days and it continued to work well for 3 days straight without charging…but I was just sweeping up my kitchen and DR.

Things to consider--
-Needs a plug to charge.  This can be tricky if you are keeping in a closet
-It didn’t do great at picking up the big big items.
                   (but for me, that is stuff I can grab by hand easily)
-Does not work well on carpet.  Though I did run it over a thin floor rug and it picked up some paper scraps.   I think it depends on how thick your carpet it is…but not recommended for carpet (the pad makes it get stuck)
-If you are needing to sweep your entire house it may not hold the charge

Overall Thoughts--
I was impressed with the vacuum ability.  I will admit at first I wondered how much it could really pick up.  But this little Swiffer Sweeper Vac really surprised me.  I have been using an electronic sweeper…and while I like it,  it (my current sweeper) has no vacuum ability. 
              So I either use my electronic sweeper, or I have to drag out my HUGE vacuum.   The Swiffer Sweeper Vac is a great addition to my cleaning, especially to pick up the crumbs, dust, dirt, and hair.  I think this is a great option for anyone with small and messy children and hard floors.

This Mama Llama gives the
Swiffer Sweeper Vac 2 thumbs up.
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So--- here is the exciting news! 
Swiffer wants to give one my readers a chance to
try the Swiffer Sweeper Vac out for themselves! 

They are providing one of YOU with a
$40 gift card to Walmart
so you can purchase your own Swiffer Sweeper Vac!

How can you win?
1-Leave a comment
Just leave a comment letting me know the room that most need the Swiffer Sweeper Vac

2- Tweet about this Giveaway!
“I just entered to win a $40 Walmart Giftcard for a Swiffer Sweeper Vac from @Littlellamas”
   -- Come back and leave a comment that you did!

3- Subscribe to Little Llamas or Follow me on Twitter
Just let me know you did!
4- Join the Facebook Page for Little Llamas

Winner will be chosen Wednesday by Random.org!

Rules:
Contest Ends Tuesday at 11:59\
Only 1 comment per entry (leave a comment for each entry you do)
This giveaway is open to US Residents aged 18 and older.

Be sure to make there is a way to contact you in your comment
Winners will be selected via random draw, and will notified by e-mail.  
Winner has 48 hours to get back to me, otherwise a new winner will be selected.


**The Swiffer SweeperVac, refills, information and Walmart gift card to give away were all provided by P&G through MyBlogSpark.  The opinions stated above are my own.

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44 comments:

  1. Glad to know that it was synthetic hair :o) I would love, love, love one! We have all hard woods and tile - only carpet in one room! Hope you are doing well. BTW - I'm a member of FB group and get the e-mails. Does that count as three entries?

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  2. This is awesome to know... the new house has lots of hardwood floors and the dog just can't keep up with my kids anymore! HA!

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  3. Ps- I'm following you and on facebook/

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  4. I need it for my dorm room and the kitchen at home!

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  5. I always wondered about this product. I could really use it in my bathroom,hair is always on the floor.

    I do follow you on Twitter

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  6. This product would be great in the bathroom! Your blog is great!

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  7. Well, hard to pick just one room... we have "classroom tile" floors throughout our whole house! so... for sure the open kitchen, dining, living area could use some lovin' from this lovely machine!

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  8. My kitchen needs it the most.

    mami2jcn at gmail dot com

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  9. I follow you on Twitter @mami2jcn

    mami2jcn at gmail dot com

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  10. I joined your Facebook page (Mary Happymommy).

    mami2jcn at gmail dot com

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  11. I subscribe to your blog and would LOVE to try the Swiffer Sweeper Vac for my hard wood floors! It always takes me a long time to get them clean using a traditional vac/broom!

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  12. This would be great for my hardwood floors!

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  13. Hey! i need this for my bathroom!!! I started following your review blog and became a joined the facebook page. can you tell i need this? :)

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  14. My kitchen most needs the Swiffer Sweeper Vac :) *Thanks* for the giveaway!
    theluckyladybug[at]gmail[dot]com

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  15. I most need the Siffer Sweeper Vac in my kitchen and dining room!
    thegrants(at)live(dot)com

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  16. Tweet:
    http://twitter.com/sgrant2005/status/12721408744
    thegrants(at)live(dot)com

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  17. I follow you on twitter @sgrant2005
    thegrants(at)live(dot)com

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  18. Would be great for the kitchen floor! That floor seems to have an endless supply of crumbs!

    lempky2(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  19. Joined the Facebook Page for Little Llamas (Stephanie Petty-Grant)
    thegrants(at)live(dot)com

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  20. Loved the video Carrie! You are so cute! With 20+ college students over for dinner on a weekly basis - we could REALLY use a Swiffer Sweeper Vac for our kitchen floor!!! :-)

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  21. My kitchen needs this the most.

    rhoneygtn at yahoo dot com

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  22. Tweeted: http://twitter.com/rhoneygee/status/12753319113

    rhoneygtn at yahoo dot com

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  23. My kitchen could use the sweeper vac the most....you would not believe how much a pomerianian can shed!!! LOL

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  24. I liked you on facebook......they need to bring back the fan button :K

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  25. Would love to try this in our living room/tv room! That's where we get alot of traffic from our two kids!!

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  26. Found you through SITS, love that they sent you canisters of extra stuff. I think I could provide them with their contents, should they ever run out. Would love to win!

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  27. Tweeted:

    http://twitter.com/calidreamin87/status/12833875215

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  28. I subscribe to Little Llamas w/Google Reader.

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  29. I joined the Facebook Page for Little Llamas.

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  30. I would use the Sweeper vac in my kitchen! We are having to move from the house we are renting right now and the house we are moving to has an open floor plan for the kitchen, dining area and living room. This would help me do those quick tidy up times when people are coming over!

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  31. I am a follower of Mama Llama!!!

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  32. The room that needs the most cleanup is the basement---or the "man cave" as dh calls it! He likes to bring his snacks downstairs and sweep the crumbs under the rug!

    runningmatey at hotmail dot com

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  33. email subscriber

    runningmatey at hotmail dot com

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  34. follow on twitter as LuckyDuckyToo

    runningmatey at hotmail dot com

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  35. tweet

    http://twitter.com/LuckyDuckyToo/status/12923582190

    runningmatey at hotmail dot com

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  36. We don't have anything but hardwoods at our house. Would love the Swiffer Vac.

    Thx,
    Amy
    bbensmom@gmail.com

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  37. I definitely need this under my dining table! Thanks for the review Carrie - I can always trust your opinion!

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