Testing Out the Eureka AirSpeed ABS Vacuum Cleaner {Giveaway}

by Melanie Edwards on October 4, 2011 · 283 comments

in Giveaways, home

Vacuums are one of those appliances you use several times a week – well, at least you probably try to, right? With so much use, they can easily break down. I know that in the eight years we’ve been married, my husband and I have gone through four vacuums. I’m not sure if this is the same for the average person or if we just have really, really bad luck with vacuums, but that’s the reality of it for us – four vacuums in eight years.

When we were recently offered the opportunity to review and giveaway a new Eureka AirSpeed ABS vacuum cleaner, I accepted knowing that many of you could probably use a new vacuum. Since we aren’t in need of a new vacuum at this time, I offered the review unit to my brother and his family to test it out. Here’s what they had to say about it:

  • The weight is convenient since it allows for more flexibility to move around.
  • It has more power than others and vacuums one area with just one sweep.
  • The attachments work better than other vacuums since you can disable the main bottom portion and redirect all the suction power to the attachment.
  • It is very easy to change the bag.
  • They appreciated the fact that the instructions come in both English and Spanish.

A couple of more details about the Eureka AirSpeed ABS, as provided to me, include:

  • The Eureka AirSpeed ABS combines AirSpeed Technology with features of a bagged vacuum.
  • AirSpeed Technology uses two wide tubes with limited bends and turns, allowing more air to pass through the vacuum.
  • The direct air path from floor to dust cup decreases the distance for dirt to travel, which increases the amount of airflow for powerful suction.
  • Unlike other models in the AirSpeed line – all of which are bagless – AirSpeed ABS uses replaceable, disposable bags to capture dust and debris and completely contain dirt and allergens.
  • The Eureka AirSpeed ABS retails for $129.88 and can be found exclusively at Walmart. (Note: I’m a Walmart Moms member, however this is not a Walmart-sponsored post.)

Overall, my brother and his family found the Eureka AirSpeed vacuum to be efficient and do its job. Now, one of you can test it out for yourselves, as we’re giving one of these vacuums away!

Eureka-AirSpeed-vacuum

ModernMami™.com Reader Giveaway

We want you to get a new vacuum, so we’re giving away a Eureka AirSpeed ABS vacuum cleaner, as pictured above!

How to Enter

Required entry: If you’d like to enter this contest for a Eureka AirSpeed ABS vacuum, simply leave a comment below sharing how often you typically replace your vacuum cleaner.

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All entries must be in by Friday, October 14, 2011 at 11:59 pm EST. You must be 18 or older and a U.S. resident. No purchase necessary. Remember to leave a separate comment for each entry. The winner will be chosen using Random.org and will be notified via email. (Please be sure to provide a valid email address with your entry.) Winner will have 48 hours to respond and claim prize, otherwise a new winner will be chosen.

Vacuum Photo Provided and Used with Permission

Disclosure: We received a Eureka AirSpeed vacuum in order to facilitate this review. No compensation received.

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Guest October 13, 2011 at 7:05 am

About three years, seems to be when they break :(
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Michelle Hagewood October 13, 2011 at 1:55 pm

I have a Kirby (huge and heavy) and I’ve had it for about 4 years now but I would much rather have something less bulky and easier to carry up and down the stairs.

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Michelle Hagewood October 13, 2011 at 1:57 pm
Michelle Hagewood October 13, 2011 at 1:57 pm

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shawna October 13, 2011 at 2:10 pm

Since I use it almost daily about every two years.

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Deb S October 13, 2011 at 5:50 pm

I have two dogs and vaccum everyday.  I have been replacing my vaccum every two years or so.

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Deb S October 13, 2011 at 5:51 pm

I follow on twitter  ErrandMom

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Deb S October 13, 2011 at 5:52 pm
Diane B October 13, 2011 at 6:52 pm

I repace my vacuum every 3 years

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valancia October 13, 2011 at 6:59 pm

oh about every 5 yrs or more

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Tonya Dean October 13, 2011 at 8:41 pm

I keep buying crappy ones at garage sales that only last a couple of months. This last only lasted a week. So my floors really need cleaned. :)

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Erica C. October 13, 2011 at 8:42 pm

I haven’t replaced my vacuum cleaner…it still seems to work…you’ve got me wondering now if I need to replace it..yikes!
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Tammy Darling October 13, 2011 at 10:12 pm

About every 10 years!

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Tammy Darling October 13, 2011 at 10:13 pm

I follow @modernmami on Twitter!
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Tammy Darling October 13, 2011 at 10:14 pm
Jennifer Paige October 13, 2011 at 10:25 pm

The last time I purchased a new one was 4 years ago.  The handle doesnt stay inside the vacuum so it’s difficult to use!

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Jennifer Paige October 13, 2011 at 10:26 pm

I am following modernmami on Twitter (jenniferxpaige)

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Jennifer Paige October 13, 2011 at 10:28 pm

I tweeted the following http://twitter.com/#!/JenniferxPaige/status/124672611895623681

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Jennifer Paige October 13, 2011 at 10:29 pm

I am subscribed by email

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Jennifer Paige October 13, 2011 at 10:32 pm

I am following you on friendfeed (jennifer paige)

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Jimmy October 13, 2011 at 11:48 pm

I replace it every 10-15 years

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Beth S. October 14, 2011 at 3:03 am

One vacuum I’ve had since college (um, about 20 years)! Others seems to have broken quickly, within a year or so. We just took a kaput vac to the dump a little while ago. I’d love a new one!

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wendy wallach October 14, 2011 at 3:34 am

i replace my vacuum every five years.

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Ana October 14, 2011 at 7:48 am

typically i replace my vacuume cleaner every 2 years or so 

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Ana October 14, 2011 at 7:48 am

i follow modermami on twitter @anagonzalez1224:disqus 

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