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April 13, 2012

To celebrate the 5th Anniversary of Champion of My Heart, we’re doing our biggest giveaway to date — a high-end air purifier from Oreck (retail value around $400).

On April 13, 2007, which also was a Friday the 13th, we began Champion of My Heart. Since then, Champion of My Heart has become an award-winning dog blog of some note. Thank you!

To celebrate, we’re giving away ONE Oreck AirInstinct air purifier through a random drawing of qualifying entries.

Product Review: Oreck AirInstinct 200 Air Purifier

best dog blog, champion of my heart, oreck air purifierThis isn’t a wimpy or average air purifier. This bad boy has a three-stage air filtration system, including a 3-year HEPA filter that captures 99.97% of dust, allergens, smoke, pet dander and pollen as small as .3 microns from the air that passes through the filter.

Since I’ve always been an allergic girl, that intrigued me. Technically, I’m allergic to dogs, but can you imagine my life without dogs? Yeah, me either!

While I’m allergic year round, my severe allergy season runs from April through October, so I cannot report on the effect (if any) on my allergy symptoms yet.

The AirInstinct 200 Air Purifier also features an automatic mode, where the device speeds up or slows down air processing based on need.

For example, when the sun swings around and shines in my office windows in the morning, that warms the air in the room, which gets things flying as warm air rises. The air purifier automatically worked harder until it had processed anything kicked up by the warmer air, then it would slow down again.

best dog blog, champion of my heart, air purifier mood lightThere is what I’ve been calling a “mood light” that tells you just how hard the air purifier is working:

  • Monitoring is blue.
  • Low is sort of a purple.
  • Medium is more pinkish.
  • High is full-on red.

I find the white noise of the lowest setting and the mood lighting kind of restful as I work.

Pretty often, for reasons I don’t understand, the automatic mode of the air purifier goes on full blast when I’m doing phone interviews or having conference calls. In those cases, mostly because I’m trying to listen and engage on the phone, I find the higher speed noise a bit much.

Automatic Mode Funny!

The funniest thing I noticed about the Oreck AirInstinct 200 Air Purifier automatic mode is that it went on FULL BLAST every time Ginko walked by the device.

It became a running joke. We’d ask him, “You stinky much?”

best dog blog, champion of my heart, oreck air purifier with dog standing next to it

Oreck AirInstinct 200 Air Purifier Giveaway Rules!

You must be at least 18 years of age.

You must be a resident of the U.S. 48 contiguous states, with a valid email address and (if asked, if you win) a valid shipping address.

You must report back here, by posting a blog comment to this blog post, about the steps you took to earn an entry into this random giveaway.

For each step you take, you earn one entry. You can report more than one step in your blog comment. No need to post multiple comments. The deadline for entries is midnight mountain time Friday, April 27, 2012.

How to Earn Entries:

You must visit and come back HERE to tell us one thing you learned about the AirInstinct air purifier.

You can also follow Oreck on Twitter – @oreck.

You can also LIKE Oreck on Facebook.

You can also sign up for Oreck’s email list (click on “Sign up for Email” in the top navigation bar and enter your email address)

And, finally, you can tweet that you’ve entered our giveaway with the following tweet: I just entered to win an @Oreck air purifier from @champofmyheart.


Remember, you must come back here and post a comment to this blog post telling us what steps you took to finalize your prize entry / entries.

We’ll accept entries through midnight mountain time Friday, April 27, 2012. Then, we’ll assign numbers to each valid entry and use a random number generator to pick a winner.

We’ll contact the winner via email (so be sure to give us a valid one in the right box when you post your comment) so that we can get your shipping address and give it to the folks at Oreck … who will ship the air purifier directly to the winner.


FTC Disclosure

Oreck sent me an air purifier for FREE so that I could try it out in advance of this product review. I was not, however, compensated in any other way to post the review.

Champion of My Heart is the official sponsor of this giveaway. Oreck Corporation provided the prize for the sweepstakes but is not the sponsor of the sweepstakes.

About the Author Roxanne Hawn

Trained as a traditional journalist and based in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado, USA, I'm a full-time freelance writer for magazines, websites, and private clients. My areas of specialty include everything in the lifestyles arena, including health and home, personal finance and other consumer interests, relationships and trends, people and business profiles ... and, of course, all things pet related.

I don't just love dogs. I need them in my life. Seriously.

  1. 3 year Hepa filter and a 3 yr odor filter which would be great. I also like that it is enclosed so the dog hair cannot clog up the fan. Its is energy star rated which is important as we try to minimize are energy usage.

    I liked them on Facebook
    and signed up for the Oreck e-mail

  2. My blood red eyes and drippy nose would love cleaner air. I also like the safety features they describe at Oreck, especially the “security panel that covers the fan surface”. Sounds like a great product!

  3. What a great review! This product seems to have some interesting features, including that mood lighting and the white noise. I don’t suffer from any allergies myself, but I have friends, who owns cats and dogs, that do. I’m going to share this with them. Thanks.

  4. During this allergy season this would be so awesome for the allergy sufferers in our house.

    I visited and learned that it has a 3 year odor filter as well as a 3 year HEPA filter. I also like that it is EnergyStar qualified!
    I followed Oreck on Twitter.
    I liked Oreck on Facebook.
    I signed up for Oreck’s email list.
    I tweeted that I’ve entered this giveaway.

    What a cool giveaway. If I don’t win I may need to invest in one of these myself.

  5. Great Product review! i’m so excited to have this air purifier. Thanks for the opportunity to win this awesome giveaway.

  6. 1. I learned that the unit circulates the air in a room about the size of a master bedroom every 13 minutes. I would be putting it in my two year old son’s bedroom for his severe seasonal allergies.

    2. I like Oreck on facebook.

    3. I follow Oreck on twitter.

    4. I tweeted about the giveaway.

    Thank you so much for hosting!!!

  7. Thanks for hosting this great giveaway!

    I visited Oreck and learned that the air cleaner has a safety feature to keep child’s hands safe from the fan (which i assume goes for doggie noses too)

    I “liked” Oreck on facebook.

    I signed up for Oreck’s mailing list.

  8. I’m glad to see it has child-safety features– not because I have children, but because my black lab mix likes to stick his nose everywhere!

    I have also liked Oreck on Facebook.

    And now that I get there email newsletter, maybe I can get a good deal on a new (designed for hairy pets) vacuum!

    Hugs & kisses to Lilly & Ginko.

  9. I liked Oreck on Facebook — i do have an Oreck vacuum that I like also because of it’s light weight. I have hay fever, and my girlfriend is allergic to dogs. I’d like the air purifier to help both of us and to make her feel more comfortable in my home with little Guinness!

  10. Wow, I just came back from Oreck where I signed up for their news letter and found out that the AirInstinct covers 248 square feet!

    I’ve also followed Oreck on Twitter and liked them on facebook or and I just tweeter that I entered your contest.

    What a great contest!

  11. This looks a great giveaway! I am sure more people would want to try this giveaway..

  12. Very cool giveaway! Happy anniversary, Rox! And happy belated Friday the Thirteenth!

    Don’t enter me though — while it would be very cool to win, I feel there are others who could make better use of the product than I could.

  13. I learned that it is lightweight and captures particles as small as .3 microns from the air that passes through its filter. This is simply amazing!!!!!!!!!

    I subscribed to the newsletter, follow on twitter @jennywong16 and liked on facebook.

    This will be great to have in the house with our newborn!

  14. I learned that it is lightweight and captures particles as small as .3 microns from the air that passes through its filter. Thats simply amazing!!!! We live in a small one bedroom in new york with a little baby, so the comfort i will get from knowing my baby is breathing clean air is just wonderful.
    I signed up for the newsletter and am following on twitter @jennywong16, i also liked oreck on facebook.

  15. That Air Purifier sounds very intersting. Great product. This is safer for the kids.

  16. This air purifier looks interesting and I will really love them so much! I wish I can win this one..

  17. Thanks for this product review! And I am very much happy with it. Now I can save more money in buying air freshener every two weeks! And I love it when you said that it can actually eliminates odor from your pet. I should place my order now!

  18. I follow @Oreck on Twitter,
    “like” Oreck on Facebook,
    and subscribe to Oreck’s email list.

  19. I like that it’s not only energy efficient and quiet, but also lightweight enough to be easily moved around the house as needed. That would be great for both daytime and nighttime use with two furry critters (going into peak shedding season!).

  20. What a fantastic giveaway. That might really help us out with my husband’s asthma as we have two dogs.

    I shared on Twitter that I entered the giveaway.

  21. Really cool giveaway! I tweeted and also learned that this air purifier will do the dishes if left alone in a room with them. “Turn it on and walk away” – my kind of gadget.

  22. I like that it has a 5 year warranty. I signed up for e-mails. Thanks for the chance to win!

  23. … and I follow them on Facebook. (And I just realized I didn’t need to post multiple comments. Sorry about that! Duh!)

  24. I have some crazy allergies this season, so I would love to try one of these out! I am very impressed that the filter lasts for 3 years… seems like a long time to not have to think about it! Thanks so much for the chance to win, and happy blog-iversary!

  25. The most interesting thing I learned is that it is ENERGY STAR rated, which is very important to us here at Our Little House! I went to the website, liked on Facebook, signed up for emails, followed them on Twiter and also RT’d that I entered! I would like to win! 🙂

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