Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Protect Your Mattress from Bedbugs! (Giveaway)

When is the last time you bought a new TV?  How about a phone?  Is it surprising that most people replace these items more often than one of the most-used items in the home -- the mattress?

With all the recent buzz surrounding bed bugs (those icky, nasty bugs that can live inside mattresses and bite you when you sleep), it's important to know the facts about mattress care and purchasing.  According to a study from Kansas State University's Institute for Environmental Research, an innerspring sleep surface (rather than foam or other materials) dissipates heat at a faster rate than other sleep surfaces.  This means that they not only help you to feel cooler when sleeping, they also reduce heat and moisture (which are the best friends of breeding bedbugs.)

You should also work to keep your mattress clean from the very first day you bring it home from the store.  One good solution is with a mattress protector, which keeps bed bugs from getting into your mattress and protects it from sweat and those horrible accidents from a toddler crawling in bed with you. (Know what we mean?)

The Invisicase Surround Protector from Leggett & Platt does both of these functions AND allows the mattress to breathe, which keeps it from getting musty, moldy, or otherwise gross. With 127 years in the business of making mattress innersprings and developing products to protect them, Leggett & Platt is well-versed in keeping nasty things far away from where you sleep!


Wanna Win?  We are offering an Invisicase Surround Protector for one lucky winner (ARV $79).  To be entered to win, just comment on this post with why you want to win.   You have until September 2nd at 11:59 pm CST to get your entries in, and you CAN ENTER EVERY DAY!  (Just comment as directed for the first entry, and then enter with "today's entry" for each entry after that. 

Giveaways are subject to complete site rules. Open to persons 18+ U.S. only, please.  (Be sure to give us a way to reach you if you win, and remember that we will never use your email or contact info for anything other than to send your prize.) Good luck, and be sure to check out all of our other giveaways! 
And don't forget to check out these sleep and mattress buying tips from The Better Sleep Council!


*Prize provided by Leggett & Platt.


100 comments :

Carolyn said...

For our first year wedding anniversary this year, my husband and I splurged and bought a brand new mattress. Next on our list to buy was a great mattress protector . . . but instead I got pregnant and quit my job, and now we don't have any extra income for such luxuries ;) We'd sure love the chance to preserve this mattress, before a little one comes along and who-knows-what might happen! ;)

Rebecca Graham said...

I would like to win this so that I can sleep cooler.

rhoneygtn at yahoo dot com

MOMFOREVERANDEVER said...

would love to get some protection for a mattress here

Erin said...

We desperately need a new mattress and are in the processing of saving up for one. This would be perfect timing for us! Thank you for offering this giveaway!

Renee said...

I would love to have a mattress protector because I have a four year old that likes to eat and drink on the bed.

McKim said...

You're right - we haven't replaced our mattress pad since we got our mattress probably 10 years ago! We obviously are in need of a new one.

mogrill said...

We could use this. Our mattress is old and needs some protection.
Thanks for the chance.
mogrill@comcast.net

Sue D said...

Would love to protect our mattress from nasty things and that it lets the mattress breathe.
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

mverno said...

could really use this my husband and i eat alot in bed while watching tv
mverno@roadrunner.com

Jennifer H said...

I would love to win one of these! I have been reading about them on other blogs and just had no idea how many bugs are on your bed!! Jenprincess88 at yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

As a NYer this is my new fear of the week. Would love to win one of these wiseoldcrowatgmaildotcom

mmentor said...

sign me up

Snowflake07 said...

I would love to win because we'll (hopefully) be purchasing a new mattress soon and I'd like to make sure and have a protector for it. I had forgotten how expensive a mattress can be until we started shopping for one. I would hate to spend that kind of money and then ruin it (and I can't even stand to think about the bed bug issue)!

hotpepper71 at bell south dot net

windycindy said...

Our son is leaving soon for his first year of college in another state that is far away from us!
This Invisicase Surround Protector
would be perfect for his dorm room.
Many thanks, Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

GALENA said...

want this believe in protecting your matress

Sue D said...

Today's Entry.
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

Tarynlc said...

I want to win this because I live in one of the most bedbug infected states. Our mattress is already pretty old and we can't afford to buy a new one. So I would love to be able to at least protect it.

tarynlc86(at)yahoo(dot)com

Renee said...

today's entry

Kelly said...

I'd love one b/c mattresses get so dirty and this would be awesome to keep everything clean. Thanks for the chance!
Kelly D. ~ dkad23(at)gmail(dot)com

h. mcnaron said...

my sweetie has a dust allergy and i hate the idea of mites, let alone bedbugs--and we travel a lot for work, which makes me extra scared of getting them. this would bring some peace of mind and hopefully keep the allergy factor down.

hmcnaron atgmaildotcom

windycindy said...

"Today's Entry!"
Thanks bunches...Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

Snowflake07 said...

Today’s Entry

Renee said...

today's entry

Cheryl F. {The Lucky Ladybug} said...

I want to win because we're using an old, cheap mattress cover :) *Thanks* for the giveaway!
theluckyladybug[at]gmail[dot]com

Jennifer H said...

Todays entry! Jenprincess88 at yahoo dot com

Aisling said...

We're planning a wedding and this is an item that the bride and groom will need, but probably won't put on their guest registry.

Linda said...

I want to win because we all suffer from allergies and this would help. Thanks

Snowflake07 said...

Today’s Entry

windycindy said...

Today's Entry!
Many thanks, Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

Sue D said...

Today's Entry.
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

Jennifer H said...

Todays entry-Jenprincess88 at yahoo dot com

Michael said...

I want to be prepared if bedbugs come.

Al Henneberry said...

I want to be prepared in case bedbugs attack

Renee said...

today's entry

Snowflake07 said...

Today’s Entry

windycindy said...

"Today's Entry!"
Many thanks to you...Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

Cheryl said...

I want to win because I am so creeped out by bed bugs! I definitely don't want them and I believe this matress cover will help me sleep better at night knowing, I am protected.

Tara said...

I would love to win this to protect our mattresses..and so that I wouldn't have to worry about the bedbugs! Seems like we have a lot of strange little bugs here in the Southwest! I can't even stand thinking about creepy crawlies!

Thank you :)
Tara
cloudspassby78 (at) yahoo (dot) com

Sue D said...

Today's Entry.
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

Jennifer H said...

Todays entry-Jenprincess88 at yahoo dot com

moushka said...

Bugs....UGH....I would love to win!

Ann said...

Such a nice prize, I'd like to win for myself and my daughter who co-sleeps with me. Our mattress is old and we need this badly.

shirley said...

Would love to win, potty training, sippy cups accidents need I say more.
supergrand2009@yahoo.com

windycindy said...

Today's Entry!
Thanks very much...Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

GoldenOrchard said...

I'd love to win because this mattress protector looks super comfy I also love that it protects against bed bugs which would not only help save my mattress but help me save a fortune to keep them from recurring

goldengoddiss09(at)gmail(dot)com

Tabathia said...

I would love to win because my 1 yo sleeps with me and this would be nice to have
tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

Renee said...

todays entry

Kim said...

I would love to win this because we have not bought a new matress cover and really need one. I would be so nice to have.

kimberlysummer40@aol.com

Spiphibus said...

I would love to win this because right now on the news there is reports of a HUGE bed bug outbreak in Alaska. :( Would love to keep our beds safe.

JoR said...

I'd love to get some protection for my mattress
thanks

Snowflake07 said...

Today’s Entry

Daniel M said...

want to win because my current matress cover is torn in a few places, they don't survive the wash very well - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

bleatham said...

I want to win because my current mattress pad is a piece of junk...it has several tears and looks dingy!
bleatham*at*gmail.com

Jennifer H said...

Todays entry-Jenprincess88 at yahoo dot com

Tabathia said...

todays entry
tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

Renee said...

todays entry

Sue D said...

Today's Entry
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

Ravinnia said...

I would love to win because I am expecting my first baby any day now and could definitely use a matress protector!

Kimberly said...

I'd like to win because we don't currently use a mattress protector, but I think it would make me stress a lot less about spills and such.
kirbycolby at gmail dot com

Dana said...

I'm definitely in the market for a mattress protector. All the press lately regarding bed bugs is freaking me out. I can't sleep just imagining those creepy critters! Help me "sleep tight and don't let those bed bugs bite!"

windycindy said...

"Today's Entry!"
Many thanks to you...Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

Cheryl F. {The Lucky Ladybug} said...

Today's entry
theluckyladybug[at]gmail[dot]com

Snowflake07 said...

Today’s Entry

Jennifer P said...

This sounds like it would work for my daughter's bed because she has allergies and needs to have a mattress cover.

jenswins @ aol . com

sweepmom said...

I want to win this for my son to take to college with him. To many people have used those mattresses making them extra icky.

Kimberly said...

Today's entry.
kirbycolby at gmail dot com

Jenn S. said...

We have fairly new mattresses that I would like to keep protected and bed bugs creep me out.

jas8929 at gmail dot com

Jennifer H said...

Todays entry-Jenprincess88 at yahoo dot com

Tabathia said...

today's entry
tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

Sue D said...

Today's Entry.
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

Aisling said...

9/1: This would make a nice wedding gift for a couple that is very close to us.

windycindy said...

"Today's Entry!"
Many thanks, Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

Jennifer P said...

Today's Entry.

jenswins @ aol . com

tdean30 said...

My bed is about 10 years old but it's still very comfortable. I worry about all the dust mites that have accumulated over the years.

tdlsfm(at)gmail(dot)com

jsc123 said...

I have severe allergies and a really old mattress protector.
And the two jut don't get along.
This sounds as if it would do wonders for my allergies.

jweezie43[at]gmail[dot]com

Snowflake07 said...

Today’s Entry

Katie R. said...

I want to win because I'm a college student and I don't have a matress protector because I can't afford one.

Dancehottie1621@aol.com

paula michele said...

I would love to win because I have horrible allergies and this would be a help.

hafner611{AT}gmail{DOT}com

Louis said...

I would like win because it's a great way to protect my mattress

susan said...

I would love to win this to help with the hot nights sleeping.. this would cool me down. suelee1998 @ gmail.com

clynsg said...

I would like to win one for the bed in my guest room. That is where my grandson sleeps when he is here, and a little extra protection woul be good!

cgclynsg0 @ gmail dot com

Kimberly said...

Today's entry!
kirbycolby at gmail dot com

Renee said...

todays entry

Sue D said...

Today's Entry.
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

Jennifer P said...

Today's Entry.

jenswins @ aol . com

Aisling said...

9/2: I'd give this to a young couple as one of our wedding gifts to them.

Busy Working Mama said...

I'd love to win to protect our mattress. aleksa91 hotmail

ladyt64 said...

I want to win this to help with my husbands allergies.

Cheryl F. {The Lucky Ladybug} said...

Today's entry
theluckyladybug[at]gmail[dot]com

windycindy said...

"Today's Entry!"
Merci beaucoup...Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

Snowflake07 said...

Today’s Entry

Jennifer H said...

Todays entry-Jenprincess88 at yahoo dot com

Hotsnotty2 said...

I would love this to protect against bedbugs, thanks!

Hotsnotty2@hotmail.com

gnwg said...

I would like to win because my boyfriend has a bad back and I have allergies

ziggyga athotmaildot com

kathy pease said...

i would love this for my bed it looks so comfy and id feel much better with protection on my mattress which isnt that old..i just never seem to get around to getting one.Thanks for the great giveaway :)

klp1965 AT myfairpoint DOT net

Tylerpants said...

I'll be getting a new mattress soon and want to keep it nice & clean so I'd love to win this! tylerpants(at)gmail.com

memetu said...

Our queen mattress needs extra protective covering.

Julie said...

I want to keep my mattress clean and my sheets and bed cooler

trixx said...

I'd love to win this to protect my mattress from bedbugs. Yuck! peanut[at]nyc.rr.com

Gianna said...

I'd love one for my mattress :)

 
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