Win an Oreck XL Ultra

review-oreck-xl-ultra-140.jpgI hurt my back.

And not just a little twinge of pain. This is a full on, my-back-seized-and-now-I-can’t-pick-up-my-kids hurt. With a four month old and a two year old who insists on playing “two babies,” I am in a bit of trouble.

So, you can imagine, I am more than a bit excited that an Oreck XL Ultra just arrived at my door. This mighty little vacuum weighs only 9 pounds! To hold a vacuum that weighs so little is the strangest feeling – like when you have a toddler and you pick up a newborn. It is fantastic! (Now if only my kids still weighed 9 pounds!)

Considering my back is so damaged that I wouldn’t be able to use my old vacuum for months, a vacuum that is super light would be good enough for me.

But there are even more reasons I am giddy with vacuuming delight…

This tiny thing is a powerhouse, sucking up filth at the velocity of a cat 2 hurricane AND it has a hypo-allergenic filtration system that eliminates 99.9% of all allergen AND it even lays flat to fit under the bed or furniture. (Considering we are jammed with a home office and our family in a tiny townhouse, the fact that I can hide it so easily is super cool.)

Okay – I want to do a little vacuum dance right now. But, as I said, my back really hurts. So I am doing a happy dance on the inside.

(As moms, there is far too much vacuuming in our lives. Really! It is a never ending chore. So I am just counting my lucky stars that I get to use this fabulous vacuum while vacuuming again and again.)

If you haven’t seen the ads for this fabulous machine, check out the Oreck YouTube channel.

They have demonstrations, like this smoke chamber demo, that will have you dragging your husband to the computer and saying, “But Honey – look – all the smoke disappears! We really neeeed this!

Yes, it is infomercial style. But if you can move past that, it does make a darn good case for the vacuum.

Speaking of wanting the Oreck XL Ultra – do you want one?!? Cause we are giving one away!

All you need to do is:

  1. Publish a post on your own blog linking back to this giveaway post and also linking to the Oreck XL Ultra.
  2. Leave a comment on this post.

If you don’t have a blog, we understand you can’t link back, but then please spread the word amongst your friends.

This contest is only open to Continental US shipping addresses.

We’ll announce the winner on Thursday, February 28th. Please remember to check back then to see if you won and check your email (including your junk mail folder).


  1. Cathy Wilcox says

    This would be an awesome vacuum for me and my arthritis. I put off vacuuming way longer than I should because it hurts to use my old heavy vacuum. Great giveaway!

  2. shannon says

    Oh, please pick me. I’ve been needing a new vacuum for a long time and I think my current one just gave up the ghost!

  3. Kara says

    Awesome! I’d love to win it for my family that we are living with, they are in desperate need of a vacuum with 14 people, 3 dogs, and 2 cats living here and no working vacuum.

  4. Patricia Paul says

    Wow I have 3 year old twins and I can relate to the back pain! Sure could use one of these.
    Good luck to all and best wishes to the winner
    Thanks for the contest

  5. Joan says

    Ten years ago, I never would have been this excited about a vacuum, but now, I’d rather have a quality machine than a new Dooney!

  6. H Strickland says

    Im sorry I dont have a blog but really need a good vacuum! I just bought my first home and own a “labradoodle”!! (Very hairy dog!) This would be perfect for us. Pick me!!

  7. says

    Hmmmm . . . we could all use a vacuum, I guess :) My husband would probably laugh at my excitement over this contest, but he would also understand our need for a vacuum. Financially we won’t be able to afford one for a while, and we’ve never owned anything as nice as an Oreck.

  8. Jack Palmer says

    This Vacume will help me pick-up the loose bowling balls that are just laying around the house. Thank you for the drawing!

  9. Juro Kiyama says

    This vacuum is a perfect birthday present to my dad whose hobby is vacuuming. REALLY! Oh, his birthday is 2/22.

  10. Tracey Byram says

    I would love to own an Oreck vacuum. With a 2 year old and 6 year old in the house, the messes never stop. I’d like to see if the Oreck vacuum lives up to the hype and can tackle my carpets.

  11. Margaret Smith says

    What a wonderful giveaway. I really want to win this. I too hurt my back. For the past number of years my back tends to ‘go out’ on occasion, but last summer, during our family vacation was the worse. I guess with packing for the family, I over did it and sure enough my back went out. It was so bad, that while on vacation, my husband had to bring me to the er to get shots and medicine. After that trip, I was knocked out the whole week. With 2 young children….this was not the ideal vacation.
    Please enter me, not only for my back, but we could really use a good vacuum.
    Thanks for the awesome contest.

  12. Ricka says

    Would love to have this Orek, especially with it’s filtration system and light weight would be very important to me.

  13. Cecelia Dietz says

    My sister has an ORECK and they are EVERYTHING they say they are!! I have used it at her home they they are light and easy to manuver and do an excellent job. I would love to own one of these.

  14. Valerie Furr says

    I clean houses for a living and I have used the Oreck but never could afford one. They are the best vacumns out there. I would truly love to have one for my own house. Thanks

  15. Teresa Caroselli says

    A vaccume so light would make me ecstatic as I too have bad back problems and lugging my big monster up and down the stairs is killing me.

  16. Denise Montgomery says

    please pick me! I have 3 teenagers, dog, cat and guinea pig that thinks he’s a dog-my carpets really need help!

  17. Teresa Eastridge says

    Wow! Just want I need. I have two small boys and two very long hair furry cats that make a vacuum part of my everyday life. :)

  18. Mary Boldin says

    You don’t even know how badly i could use a new vacuum. I know people who have oreck’s, and they are great

  19. Dana Brown says

    I would feel so SPOILED to upgrade to this Oreck! Sorry I don’t have a blog to link to it. Thanks for the opportunity to enter for this great giveaway!

  20. Ally P says

    I understand the back deal. I have a 2 herniated discs in my back so vacuuming is always a chore I really dispise especially with my vacuum which was built in 1974 (5 years before I was even born)… not only do I get a nice work out lugging it up & down the stairs, but I have learned to be a vacuum repair person, because I have to fix it every time I use it. Oh and I have to vacuum every room twice because of the lack of suction.
    Winning an Orek would be a dream come true.
    Thanks for entering me :)!

  21. says

    I SO want to win this! My husband actually does the vacuuming because I had hurt my back a while ago. My back is fine, but I do not want to reinjure it by lugging around the vacuum – so, he still vacuums, which is a great thing…however, once in a while, I would like to do it while he is at work. So, this would be great to win! We have actually been talking about looking into this!

  22. Robert B. says

    Our Phantom Lightning broke down earlier this month and we need a new vaccum because their company went out of business. This one looks like a great replacement

  23. Carol Harrity says

    With two indoor pets (a black lab and a black kitten) my home has a definite dark haze. I could really use a lite weight vac for daily use.

  24. cathy philipps says

    my vacuum is almost 20 years old its a signature commerial vac and i need a new quality vac before this one dies! i have had it repaired twice already.

  25. Ali D says

    Seeing as I have to vacuum at least once a day (side effect of two toddlers running around the house) this would be GREAT to have. I will definately tell everyone I know.

  26. Jennifer says

    Yes, I really really want one! I need a vacuum that doesn’t smell like it’s burning every time I use it… or I should just get mine checked out!

  27. says

    I need this so bad. I have pergo downstairs in my house and my current vacuum won’t do anything but push the dirt and crumbs around. I have a 1 and 3 year old so there are a lot of crumbs.

  28. Rebecca Robertson says

    I would love to surprise my mom with this. She could us a new vacuum and she is always thinking of others before herself

  29. Judith Hopkins says

    This is a fantastic machine and oh so easy to use! I had one a couple of years ago but can you believe I lost it to my ex-husband in the divorce? Would love to have another one:)

  30. Lori Hilts says

    My current vacuum sucks. Well, actually, it doesn’t and herein lies the problem. I could really use a new vacuum!

  31. says

    OH Please Pick ME!!! I need two vaccums- I have stairs!!!! I am so tired of lugging my heavy vaccume up the stairs- I do know that in the end it is more exercise! -smiles!

  32. ~Lana B.~ says

    What a back saver this would be!!! Gona pass this one along to everyone I know!!! Count me in for sure. My back could use a break as much as my house could use a clean floor!
    ~Lana B.~

  33. Jessica Maurer says

    This sounds great! My vacuum right now is so heavy. Having to pick that thing up is torture on my back.

    Thanks for the contest!

  34. says

    I’ve never used one of these vacuums, but I’m very intrigued by it! With two kids, a husband, two cats and one very large, very fluffy dog, well….. you do the math!!!!!

  35. Rose says

    Love to win this Vacuum. My dad does all the sweeping in the house, Because all vacuum are to heavy for me to use.

    God Bless
    Good Luck to everyone

  36. Lisa Costello says

    My vacuum is horrible, this would be a dream if it is as wonderful as you say! Two kids, dog, bird and husband to vacuum up after, this would make my year!

  37. Kathleen G. says

    You always have the best giveaways!! Who wouldn’t love to own this!! So light, yet such great cleaning power!!

  38. says

    I know that several people have said they need this but ladies – I NEED IT!! Do you hear me? I NEED THIS VACUUM!! Oreck’s ROCK and I have lupus and would LOVE, LOVE, LOVE to have this!! Thanks for offering it!!

  39. says

    I’d love to own a lightweight vac! Please count me in for the contest! I’ve been looking at getting a 2nd vac for the upstairs… the timing would be PERFECT!

  40. Deborah says

    Wow! It would be wonderful to have a vacuum that really sucks. Well, ‘sucks’ as in inhales the durt. You know what I mean. :-) And one that is so lightweight would be an added bonus. I could relaly use it because the older I get, the more my back hurts. So I’m there with you girlfriend, I know exactly what you’re talking about! It would be wonderful to win this! So pick me, pick me, pick me.

  41. Joanna Protz says

    I think vacs are one of the best inventions ever. I understand that Oreck is one of the best, so I would sure like to have one.

    Thanks a lot for the offering.


  42. Heather says

    I’ve heard only good things about these vacuum cleaners, so put my name in the hat. Please? And then, have your random picker PICK my name. Please?

  43. Holly says

    You don’t need to have a bad back to enjoy using one of these. I’ve actually used one, and believe me, it’s heaven on earth. So when I saw this giveaway, I knew THIS was the one for me. So that’s why you’re seeing my comment – I WANT THIS. Please? Thank you.

  44. Janice Wright says

    I could really use this for my upstairs. My other vacuum is heavy & I hate dragging it up & down the stairs.

  45. Kristal says

    WOW! I need this. I use the same vacuum from when my husband and I got married 4 years ago. It is a small vacuum that was suppose to be temporary, but I am still using it today. I would love to win this:)

  46. Nicole says

    Wow – Are you guys awesome or what?! Please send that vacuum to my door! 9lbs of HEAVEN! It would make a great birthday present!

  47. Judy G says

    Oh WOW, what a relief it would be not having to lift a big old heavy vacuum, please send it my way.
    Thanks for a great giveaway

  48. Jill H. says

    What a great giveaway! I’d love to win, we recently adopted a dog, so now I have to vacuum daily, and the cheep stick vac we have is just not cutting it!

  49. Sara L. says

    Who would’ve ever thought that at the age of 26 I would be DROOLING over a vacuum cleaner! LOL! I’ve always had the cheapies and my carpet really shows it! Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

  50. Maggie says

    I would love this – with two BIG dogs, a messy husband, and a new baby, I could use the help. My back already aches after work and right now I have a Kirby that weighs a ton. I have been wanting an Oreck for awhile!! My fingers are crossed!

  51. says

    Wow!! Wonderful prize! I’ve heard nothing but good things about the Oreck vacuums. So, I think this will link me. Now I’ll go create a post!!

  52. Ramie says

    WOW….now that is the ultimate!! We have an older model Oreck, and while it works well still, it does need a cleaning, and getting a new one would never hurt! Thanks for the chance!

  53. Marilyn says

    Now that is one nice vacuum cleaner! Since mine makes such a racket and doesn’t pick up half the time I really could use a new one!

  54. says

    I get tired of wagging the Dyson up the stairs. But, if I win this I will hold another drawing and give it to someone more deserving than myself.

    My first born weighed 10 lbs 4.5 ounces at birth. It is nice to know this vac is lighter than my son at birth! LOL

  55. Terri says

    O perty please, with gravy on top…
    I need a vaccuum that can clean my nasty stairs from the grunge of my 4 boys and 2 dogs. It is easier to invent bread again than to get me to clean them. I will shout it from the mountain tops of B’ham & tell all my friends how awesome an Oreck is!

  56. says

    It seriously lays flat??? I am on the hunt for the BEST vacuum around and I am planning to rate each one as I try them out. This is now on my list. Thanks. I hope I win.

  57. says

    With all the hair on the floor and a baby who has just recently started crawling I’m in desperate need of this vacuum! Ours is old and inefficient. This is a great giveaway! Thanks!

  58. says

    oh please pick me!! my vacuum weighs 500 pounds (feels like it anyway) and I am preggers and can’t carry it up and down the stairs. this would be soooo great!

  59. says

    please please please. My new baby is at the ‘floor stage’ and I cant put him down cause of the dog hair, and my vaccum just doesnt pick up like it should.

    Plus I hate for the older kids to hold him or get in my lap after rolling on the floor!

  60. Kathy Davis says

    I feel your pain, girl! My babies were all 10 lbs., and my back hurt constantly – lots of prayers for those critters to walk early! Now that they’re all walking (read: running, and fast, and away from me), it would be great to have a 9 lb. vaccuum to clear up crumbs left behind.


    I’ve had spine surgery on my neck and have a limit of 10 pound pushing, pulling, or lifting. The Oreck is perfect for me!

  62. christina says

    I have a cat that sheds everywhere and a mentally handicapped child that eats stuff off the floor all of the time. I go through so many vaccums that it’s not even funny and I would love to win this! Pick me please!!!

  63. Debbie says

    An Oreck is an amazing machine and would lighten my load considerably (dog with double fur coat, cat and three boys). I hope I win!

  64. Linda Ellis says

    We moved into this house just over a year ago, and the previous owners had left a small Oreck. I used it for about a month and loved it! However, they eventually called looking for it, and I sadly returned it to them. I would love to have one, the small one was incredible.

  65. Tammy Kennedy says

    I really could you a new vacuum cleaner, I live in florida and even though we dont live near any beaches we still have sandy dirt that is hard to get up with normal vacuums. A hotel owner says his oreck is the best and only carpet cleaner to have so please choose my name.

  66. RachelD. says

    I don’t have a blog or website but I could really use a new vacuum :) Just found your site via on the road to glory.

  67. Israel Y says

    i have spread the word amongst friends, i could really use this prize to clean my home! thanks for the contest

  68. says

    Ok, you have got to check out my latest post-

    It is a funny story about my son and our gigantic vacuum cleaner. After seeing this awesome giveaway, I decided to embed my links to this giveaway in the post. It was the perfect ending!
    Thanks for the chance to win!!

  69. Donna Ashley says

    Vacuuming is one of the worst things that can hurt anyone’s lower back (many people have osteoarthritis in their lower backs as early as as age 30 and do not know it. Having a light weight and powerful vacuum like the Oreck XL Ultra, especially if you have children and/or pets, as I do, is imperative! Suffering from bulging disks in your lower back from vacuuming can seriously harm your back, your career and quality time with your family. It takes a long time to recover from herniated disks. Don’t risk it!

  70. Stacey M says

    My vacuum just went out on me this week. I’d love to win this since I’m too broke to buy another one right now.

  71. Sue Farrell says

    My back hurts too when I vacuum – – plus trying to get the darn heavy thing up and down stairs is a pain—so I would really like a nice light Oreck.

  72. Sandra says

    I don’t have a blog but will pass this on to my friends…I would love the opportunity to have a cleaner house without all of the back breaking work of hauling a much larger vacuum around.

  73. Debra Brown says

    This would be so great for me. Whole left side is swollen for over a year, of course 9 Drs and a gazillion expensive tests can’t tell me why, I can’t lift, push or bend without pain. This vaccum would be a blessing!! Did I mention I have two stairways and 2 dogs?!!?

  74. Misty says

    I would love a nice quality vacuum! It seems like you really have to spend the money these days otherwise you end up buy a vacuum every year. I think I am on my 4th or 5th one and we have owned our house for only 4 years! I remember my mom had one and it lasted about 20 years or more! Thanks for the giveaway!

  75. Sara Amos says

    love this contest too! I’m a starving student, and can’t buy a nice one on my budget, but sure would do mom proud keeping my place clean.

  76. says

    Winning an Oreck would be such a blessing!
    Just a thought — have you considered prolotherapy
    for your back? It’s awesome & it has worked
    wonders for us — just google prolotherapy and lots will come up for you to research.
    Praying healing and freedom from pain for you!
    In CHRIST,

  77. Kristi says

    I’m pretty sure mine died a couple of months ago…we were actually trying to save some money to buy a really great vacum. I’ll get my fingers crossed.

  78. The Other Elle says

    Oh my gosh, SIGN ME UP!

    My mother-in-law came to visit for three HOURS today, passing through my State while on a trip. For the past three DAYS, I have been on my hands and knees picking up little bits and crumbs from the carpet and around the furniture legs. No vacuum = lots of pain.

    It may take me three WEEKS to walk upright again. Maybe I can use the Oreck as a cane, if I win it!

  79. Howard Kohagura says

    My wife only has 1 lung due to a stabbing she got about 25 years ago. So I vaccum since she can’t what with the dust flying around. An Oreck would really be a help. Thanks!

  80. Stephanie says

    I haven’t had a vacuum in years (I use a little wire brush on my hands and knees to clean our rugs), so winning this would be fantastic!

  81. Vicki Chrzanowski says

    I wish I would have seen an ad for an Oreck, before I paid a ton for a Kirby that weighs a ton. I guess it makes sense, Pay a Ton and you can Haul a Ton.

  82. Leslie Brown says

    We inherited vacuum cleaners when we moved into this
    house, but they smell like the dogs that used to live here! I would love a new Oreck!

  83. Vikki C. says

    Oh boy could I use a new vacuum cleaner!! I have 3 cats, one of which is a persian, and we heat the house mainly with a wood stove. So, I constantly have tons of cat hair and wood dust/splinters everywhere, and it kills my vacuums quick! The one I am using right now is on it’s last duct taped legs…

  84. allie says

    i am in despret need of a good vacum i am a single mother who is struggeling to get by.every year i purchas a cheap vacum just to get me by and i have yet to find one that will work properly i am always tearing it apart for clogs.even my hoover that was given to me out to the trash it went.on top of that the cat hair and dog hairballs are growing.i am now down to borrowing a vacum. i seen this on tv and it looks like the vacum i need and so much want .thanks

  85. Kristie Noguera says

    Ever since my son got really into cutting up every little scrap of paper, I have needed to vacume more often. This sounds great.

  86. says

    My current vacuum is almost 9 years old and has been repaired several times by my husband, the most recent being a new plug, which is already almost worn out…so…A new vacuum would be wonderful!

  87. says

    I so want to win this one. My carpet is stained in many areas due to having 2 kids with projectial acid reflux. I need to keep my stain free areas just that way:) Great giveaway!

  88. Patricia Wessling says