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I'm not a huge fan of fruit leathers, but this turned out super good! And, really, you can't go wrong with blackberries, mint and rum.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Giveaway: Another heated blanket to warm you up

Freeze Yer Buns Challenge 2008I know a lot of you are still freezing your buns and signed up for the last heated blanket giveaway. Well, now you get another chance at winning, this time with a bigger blanket!

Today's giveaway is a Sunbeam Luxurious Herringbone Heated Blanket (Full Size). This blanket includes a 10 hour auto-off back-lit digital control with multiple warming settings. It also features a preheat setting to warm up cold sheets before bedtime and a warming system that can sense and adjust to deliver consistent heat. You can machine wash and dry it as well and the color is dark blue. The list price on this product is $125.

Sunbeam claims that you can save up to 10% a year on your heating bill by turning on your heated blanket and setting your thermostat back 10% to 15% for 8 hours while you sleep. The benefit here is that you are heating locally rather than the whole house.

Caveats: this blanket is 70% polyester and 30% acrylic, so if you have issues with synthetic fibers, consider yourself warned, or, should I say, "warmed"? Also, some people have concerns with using electric blankets and EMF, but it is up to you to determine if the alleged risk is worth it. I suspect there's just as much a health risk burning oil heat in the house every night all winter, but that's up to you. There's also the pre-heat option if you don't want it going all night.

Okay, now that I've alerted you to the obvious, if you want to be entered in the giveaway, add your name to the comments of this post. This giveaway is open until Wednesday, November 26th, 6:00 pm PST. I'll be doing a random drawing and announcing a winner on Thanksgiving, Thursday, November 27th.

Good luck!

Related posts:
Freeze Yer Buns Challenge 2008
Bun warmin' bed warmers

91 comments:

Lisa said...

Im first?? Is that a good thing or not?

Just yesterday, I put the heated bed pad on and found that it didn't work anymore! :( At least I found out before I remade the bed!

I could use an electric blanket now!

Frugal Pursuit said...

I will throw my hat (bed?) in the ring for this one. Electric blankies are nice in cold weather! Thanks for this lovely offer!

Perplexed said...

Oh yay, Heat....
Yes Please.

emergingcrone said...

OK It is 16.5 degrees outside and 62 inside! Which feels balmy when I come from outside to inside...

but right now... I am freezing my buns off!

Chris said...

Sign me up, please!!

knittinandnoodlin said...

OooOooooh...an electric blanket would come in very handy right about now. =)

Robin said...

Ohhh, me me me.... It's cold in here!

fernwise said...

I'm in! My toesies are cold, and my husband HATES it when I try to defrost them on his legs in the middle of the night....

Sue said...

oh ooh! me me! It's chilly here - even more so than usual.

Michelle said...

I live in MN, so I can use it for months and months!

Katie said...

This would be so nice as it gets colder!

Anonymous said...

Well, my buns are now colder than durin the last contest, so this would be a welcomed addition to my home. LOL!

Lee in KY

Quoda said...

That would be an awesome addition to my bun-freezing temperatures! I'm at 60 now (it's supposed to get warmer today anyway, up to like 55 here... wish the weather would make up its mind), but I'd like to keep the temp lower at night.

Humble wife said...

I am in too!
Jennifer

mnultraguy said...

What the heck, the Quinces are in

kssnflwr said...

My son would love this! He hates how cold I keep the house!
Happy Thanksgiving!!
Melissa

LimeSarah said...

Meeee! Massachusetts is very cold...

kimberly said...

i'd love to be entered. my boyfriend and i are trying to figure out how to warm ourselves up. we don't have a heater or any disposable income, so it's been a bit of a challenge. we'd love this =) thanks for the offers!

Sweetproserpina said...

I'd love if my name could be added to the hat. It's -10 here, and the house is 12C. We have been freezing our buns off ;-p
Cheers! - meg

kidk4m said...

Count me in for the drawing please!!

Nancy said...

I'd love this for my kids. Thank you so much!

Jen said...

Yay! Count me in! With the lower level of the house at 55 at night and the upper level closer to 50, it gets danged chilly in the house!

The Purloined Letter said...

We would love to warm ourselves with this blanket! Thanks for throwing my name in!

Jenn said...

Brrrrrrrr...it's cold at our house.

Elizabeth said...

I would love to enter. That's a great giveaway!

mpeachyk said...

Oh, yes please! :)

Oldnovice said...

Me, too; me, too!

Greenpa said...

Unfair! Unfair! SOME of us are so pure we don't have enough electricity for such frivolities! :-)

And, you've already given away one ELECTRIC blanket. I think you should have a giveaway for a Wood heated blanket.

Ha! You think I'm kidding?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kang_bed-stove

there's something that will come back, I betcha. Though probably in China before here.

Karen said...

We're turning the heat completely off at night - an electric blanket would be nice!

rachel, pe said...

My house is a balmy 57 degrees right now. I may have to spike my coffee to warm up. Thanks for doing this!

lauren said...

My apartment leaks heat like a sieve. Sign me up!

bekahcubed said...

My roommate could use one of these for when I turn the temp down--Sign me (us) up.

Jenn said...

Pre-warmed sheets would be lovely. Sign us up!

Jen said...

Pick me! lol

Our blankets are now spread across the apartment, over windows, etc., as the nights hit 16 degrees and this place is the insulated equivalent of a cardboard box.

Hope everyone has a great week. :)

Mistress Meeyee said...

I am cold. Please send one to me!!!

asrais said...

Throwing our name in.

Toronto Girl said...

It's minus 5 in Toronto today. I'd love you forever if I won that blanket

e4 said...

We could use one of these...

Anonymous said...

Please sign me up too! It has been colder than normal around here, and will only get worse.

Jenni in Ohio

hoorayparade said...

put me in the drawing, please.

BerryBird said...

Can I enter on Nadine's behalf?

My down comforter keeps me plenty warm at night, even with the thermostat down to 55, so I don't need another blanket of any variety. But Nadine won't have computer access for the next several days, and I know she'd love it -- she signed up last time. Many thanks!

Jennifer said...

I need one of these!! Please enter me!

jls_wss2003 at yahoo dot com

camp mom said...

I'm in for this..we had 0 on several nights already...I think this would be a really nice way to unfreeze my buns..my feet and well everything else...

Hil'Lesha said...

I could definitely use one. My bedroom gets so cold! ~lol~

lilacbutterfly [at] earthlink.net

Anonymous said...

Yeah! Count me in please!
Desiree

Maya said...

An electic blanket to pre-warm our bed would be fantastic (or to warm up the bed when my husband is out late playing volleyball on wednesdays! He's my personal furnace, and when he's gone in the winter the bed is COLD.) COunt me in!

Anonymous said...

enter me...my sheets are so cold!
Jill S

Anonymous said...

It's cold in Michigan! Sign me up!

Deborah

*~*Laura*~* said...

id love this!! we are trying to keep it as cold as we can! this will really help.. count me in!! ~laura

QWERTY said...

My kid is freezing her buns off. This will keep her warm and keep me from turning on the heat.

Alison said...

OK, put me in. I might actually get to join in with freezing my buns off if I win! I don't mind the cold, but another nameless member of my family can't deal with it, which leaves me out in the cold with this challenge. This certain family member likes heated blankets :-)

DBS said...

Count me in!

Robj98168 said...

Throwing my name in for a warm Crunchy Blanket!

Roxi Phillips said...

Oh yea, even bigger... that means warmer 'cause now my feet won't stick out. Thanks for the chance to win!

Allie said...

Oh yay! Fingers crossed!

CrunchyChristianMama said...

My husband refuses to alter the temp, but last night he sunk to a new low in protesting my settings... he slept in his winter coat. He could really use this blanket.

pugslet said...

Pick me my toes are cold!

The Green Yak said...

Oh, excellent giveaway! We've been stocking up on cheap blankets, but this would be awesome to have!


greenyak [at] yahoo [dot] com

KLund said...

Please, please, me, me. We can't have our heat on at night because I get migraines if it is turned on while sleeping. Our room is the coldest one in the house and we can practically see our breath in there. We already have 2 comforters, a quilt and another blanket. I sleep in sweats, sweatshirt, sweater and 2 pairs of socks. I still freeze DH even with the 2 pairs of socks. Here's to keeping toes (if they are not frozen)and fingers crossed..............

Rebecca said...

sounds wonderful! Now maybe I can actually sleep in my bed instead of on the sofa beside the woodstove!

Doulala said...

It would be nice to have this since we haven't turned on our heat yet. I live in a place that still gets fairly warm during the day but it's cold when the sun disappears. My hubby and kids don't mind at all that we are trying to conserve energy because they like being cold. Me, I hate it!

Doulala said...

It would be nice to have this since we haven't turned on our heat yet. I live in a place that still gets fairly warm during the day but it's cold when the sun disappears. My hubby and kids don't mind at all that we are trying to conserve energy because they like being cold. Me, I hate it!

I also just realized that I could give it to my stepfather who is always cold due to being on dialysis. He complains when my mother stays up late and doesn't come to bed to keep him warm.

Becca said...

Mmm! Sounds nice! Pick me! Pick me!

Michelle said...

Even with flannel sheets, I still dread the initial shock of getting into a cold bed. A heated blanket sounds almost as good as a tropical vacation.

Tonya said...

It was funny to see this post as I have been sitting in front of this computer shivering for the past 45 minutes. It sure did get cold in a hurry.

Sylvia said...

I'd love to have a blanket to warm us up here... Man my feet get cold now that I'm old(er)!

brenna said...

I'd love to win. We keep our thermostat low, low at night!

Missy said...

I would love to be entered. We don't put our heat on and Boston is getting chilly! :)

Ellen said...

Sign me up! :)

Suz said...

Wow, what a huge group of frigid women! lol. And only one can win!

I'm ex-frigid. On chilly nights, I make up 2 hot water bottles a half hour ahead of bed time, and put them under the comforter. Sure, there are still icy areas, but it all gets kind of exciting, climbing in.

Sareen said...

pick me! japansara (at) hotmail [dotcom]

Jennifer said...

Me? Pick me? :) I'd love to preheat my bed with it before we crawl in!

Jennifer said...

What a great giveaway! I'd love to win it, but I'm sure my hubby would probably just hog it all for himself in his "sleep"...yeah, right. :)

Dillon said...

Posting my name!

Texan Mama @ Who Put Me In Charge said...

Hey, I hope I win! Do I have to pledge to grow my own vegetables in order to be eligible? ha ha ha

Neo@ said...

Count me in, the cold is getting worst and worst

Ann Ever said...

Yes please! That would be great!

Fluffy said...

Please enter my name in it as well. This blanket sounds oh so nice and it sure would come in handy on those c-c-c-old nights. Brrrrrr!

TurtleSoup said...

please enter me in!

Amanda said...

Enter me and my chronic cold feet!

Emerald Green said...

I <3 heated blankets...and the cat does too! =)

Amber said...

Yes Please! ~Amber

Melodie said...

Add me to the list
Thanks
:)

Carolyn said...

Please add me to the list...Living in canada with various health conditions and the heat kept low, low, low, I am always cold!!

Nancy said...

I would love this! It's so cold in my dorm!

April Smith said...

I love these blankets!

Kathryn said...

Ooo, pick me, pick me!!

HeatherMM said...

Thanks for your wonderful post. I just found it today through the simple, green, frugal co-op. Can I be entered into the contest for the heated blanket?
thanks,
Heather Morrow
check out http://fibro-life.blogstop.com

anajz said...

May I join in on the fun also? {waiting patiently...fingers crossed}

lace said...

This would be great. My room is freezing in the winter and I'd love some heat. I might not crawl out from under the blankets in the morning but it would sure get me to bed earlier at night. Knowing that there's a warm bed to climb into.

Ron and Rachel said...

I'm game!

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