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My Dyson! Notice the clean area rug and hardwood floors?

A few weeks ago, I received an invitation to attend a Dyson event at the TIFF Lightbox. I immediately replied: “How did you know my carpets needed vacuumed? Would love to attend this event.”.

I’m not kidding. I moved into my apartment at the end of September and purchased an area rug in October. Guess what hasn’t been vacuumed since? This event could NOT have been more timely.

At the event I learned more about Dyson and the team of 700 engineers who work on these innovative products. I was in awe of the determination of James Dyson (the founder) to make the first vacuum that has balls. (their words, not mine). Dyson has a great product and a great ad campaign. Everywhere I go, people are talking about Dyson. Either they have one or they want one. This is the type of buzz every brand dreams of!!

As for my “vacuum cleaner” history – it goes likes this:

Childhood: Grew up with an Electrolux that was shlepped around and hit every wall known to mankind. I can still hear my mother shrieking “watch the walls” as I did my chores.

University: Lived in Israel for 4 years and carpets arent really popular in hot climates. So for 4 years I didn’t see a vacuum.

Adulthood: Bought a stand up vacuum cleaner that lasted for years and then graduated to a house with central vac. Recently I moved into an apartment with hardwood floors and one small area rug.

I am delighted to finally own a DYSON so I can finally clean my floors and Β my area rug. Β Wouldn’t you know that my mom is visiting next week? Another reason, that this event was so timely.

I’m also delighted to announce that I will be giving away a Dyson Vacuum cleaner!! All you have to do to enter this contest is CLICK ON “ADD REPLY”Β (at the bottom) and answer the following question:

“Are you a pusher or a puller?”.

The contest will close on Monday June 11th at midnite. Β The winner will be selected using random.org. Please note that this contest is open to Canadians only and the prize will be mailed to you directly. If the winner does not reply within two weeks, another winner will be selected.



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139 Responses to “Contest Alert: You Could Win a Dyson!!”

  1. Vince Tripp
    May 27th, 2012 at 15:29 | #1

    I’m a puller πŸ™‚

  2. May 27th, 2012 at 15:29 | #2

    I’m a pusher and I have one of those area rugs which need some vaccuming that you speak about.

  3. marsha manson
    May 27th, 2012 at 15:29 | #3

    β€œAre you a pusher or a puller?”. I am a pusher because then I can see the sleeping dogs on the floor in front of me.

  4. May 27th, 2012 at 15:41 | #4

    Cool contest!

    I grew up with central, have used traditional old vacuums for a while and finallt bought a “pet” vacuum for home use. Also use a shop vac for metal bits in the basement. I’m a puller πŸ™‚

  5. Cathy Martin
    May 27th, 2012 at 15:44 | #5

    I am a pusher and my university aged son could really use a vacuum so I’ll keep this one and give him my old but working vac.

  6. May 27th, 2012 at 15:50 | #6

    I’m a “pusher” when I use a vaccum although the one we currently have is so heavy all the pushing in the world is required! Ha! P.S They don’t have many carpets in India either. I had to explain what a vacuum was to my grandmother.

  7. May 27th, 2012 at 15:56 | #7

    Definitely a pusher!

  8. May Moniz
    May 27th, 2012 at 16:30 | #8

    Definitely a pusher….send the Dyson my way!

  9. Jennifer
    May 27th, 2012 at 16:52 | #9

    I’m a pusher! And we have a 10-month old husky whose fur I’m sure a new Dyson would love!

  10. May 27th, 2012 at 18:45 | #10

    I am a pusher. I have a miele and the beater bar just died and I was saying to my hubby just today, I want a dyson! How cosmic that I go online and you are having a contest!

  11. @Chinacharlie
    May 27th, 2012 at 19:36 | #11

    I’m definitely a pusher. But recently just steam cleaned my carpet with a puller which was very intense.

  12. Rowena
    May 27th, 2012 at 19:45 | #12

    Im a “pusher”

  13. Florence
    May 27th, 2012 at 20:51 | #13

    I am a pusher. Could definitely use this for my (soon-to-be) new house!

  14. May 27th, 2012 at 21:24 | #14

    Well, I’m a puller – don’t mind dragging a friend behind me, he just has to be able to keep up with me! Unfortunately needs to be replaced … fortunately you are having this awesome amazing contest! My fingers are crossed.

  15. Kirsten
    May 28th, 2012 at 04:35 | #15

    I’m totally a puller! My parents had (and I think still have) a massive electrolux that I had to drag around as a kid. I hated it, which is why I covet Dysons!

  16. N. Ramsingh
    May 28th, 2012 at 04:54 | #16

    A pusher. Don’t they say it’s better to be a ‘pusher’ than a ‘puller’?

  17. Laurie Warwick
    May 28th, 2012 at 05:01 | #17

    Definitely a “pusher”. Perfect time to teach my boys to be pushers with a new Dyson πŸ˜‰

  18. Denise Rosenberg
    May 28th, 2012 at 05:14 | #18

    I’m a pusher and a puller I like to work my upper back and biceps at the same time! I’m getting carpets cleaned this morning so a new Vac would be great!

  19. May 28th, 2012 at 05:32 | #19

    I am a pusher. Have had dogs growing up and now two of my own. Have to push against the carpets to pull up all the hair. Hear Dyson has a pet vacuum, would love one!

  20. Lissie
    May 28th, 2012 at 05:49 | #20

    I’m a pusher!! Would love to try the dyson!! I have the old Electrolux that I bought when I got married 25 years ago!!

  21. Noelle
    May 28th, 2012 at 08:37 | #21

    I am a pusher too!! Love to vacuum, but it’s even better with a great vacuum!!

  22. NYM
    May 28th, 2012 at 09:22 | #22

    Pick me! ooh! Pick me!
    I’m a pusher AND a puller….and I can promise you that I need a new vacuum more than anybody here! No offense, you all.
    Plus I have been waiting forever to get a Dyson Ball…just can’t afford one.

  23. Meghan
    May 28th, 2012 at 11:33 | #23

    Pusher ftw! πŸ™‚

  24. May 28th, 2012 at 11:49 | #24

    I’m a puller… and it looks like I am a rare species judging by the responses thus far!

  25. Cheryl
    May 28th, 2012 at 11:51 | #25

    I’m a puller who has hardwood floors with 2 big black dog and 2 cats in the house, never mind the 4 kids! I could certainly use a new vacuum!!!

  26. May 28th, 2012 at 11:53 | #26

    I don’t know if I’m a pusher or puller! I guess I do both. I have the Dyson vacuum with the attachment for pet hair — and I’ve got to say, it sucks. Really! People come to my place and don’t even know I have two cats, because there’s no hair on the furniture. I loves it.

  27. May 28th, 2012 at 11:54 | #27

    I’m a pusher…. Our vacuum cleaner is as old as me (20+). I think it’s time for a new one!

  28. May 28th, 2012 at 11:59 | #28

    Puller. We have 3 dogs (2 huskies and an Aussie Shepherd) we use a shopvac because nothing else has been able to keep up. πŸ™‚

  29. May 28th, 2012 at 11:59 | #29

    How exciting! Everyone I know who has a Dyson raves about it, so I’d love to win one.

    I’m definitely a pusher! I vacuum like I mow the lawn!

  30. May 28th, 2012 at 12:05 | #30

    I am a pusher! Surprisingly I actually like vacuuming πŸ™‚

  31. AdrienneCarolyn
    May 28th, 2012 at 12:11 | #31

    I’m definitely a puller…and a go over each spot ten times-er. πŸ™‚

  32. Courtney
    May 28th, 2012 at 12:16 | #32

    I’m a puller. I feel like a get a bit of a workout in that way. πŸ˜€

  33. Sean Coutts
    May 28th, 2012 at 12:37 | #33

    Puller…i hate lines in the carpet πŸ™‚

  34. Cheryl
    May 28th, 2012 at 12:44 | #34

    Im a puller with 2 big dog and 2 cats in the house. Oh yeah, and 4 kids! A new vacuum would be awesome!

  35. May 28th, 2012 at 12:59 | #35

    I am definitely a “pusher,” and my current vacuum has all but died. I could really use a new one!

  36. May 28th, 2012 at 13:11 | #36

    I’m a pusher! Right now I sweep EVERYTHING (area rugs included) because my vacuum broke. Talk about working up a sweat in this weather!!

  37. Nicole C
    May 28th, 2012 at 14:33 | #37

    I’m a pusher when I absolutely have to. I hate getting our heavy and awkward vacuum out to use so I only do it when the dust bunnies threaten to take over. Thanks for the great contest!

  38. Shaun
    May 28th, 2012 at 17:47 | #38

    Definitely a pusher – of vacuums. πŸ˜€

  39. May 29th, 2012 at 07:59 | #39

    I’m a pusher, then I’m a puller..then a pusher, then a puller..and on and on..

  40. May 29th, 2012 at 08:01 | #40

    I’m definitely a pusher!

  41. Jason Fernandes
    May 29th, 2012 at 08:01 | #41

    I’m definitely a pusher!

    Although right now I don’t have a functional vacuum, so technically I’m a sweeper πŸ˜€

  42. Colleen C
    May 29th, 2012 at 08:04 | #42

    OMG! You had me in stitches! I remember my Mom yelling at me as I hit every single doorway with that old Electrolux! Bang! Bang! Bang! and yanking my arm out of my socket each time it happened! Remember that? Ow! Would it ever hurt when I hit a doorway!

    I’m a puller! Or I would like to be. Right now I have a push vacuum that is getting a bit long in the tooth! With four shedding cats in this house, there is a lot of fur that needs to be picked up, and our old vacuum isn’t up to snuff anymore! A new Dyson would be awesome!

    Thanks for hosting this awesome giveaway!

    • admin
      May 29th, 2012 at 18:38 | #43

      isnt it bizarre what we remember from our childhood!! Thanks for taking the time to leave a reply and entering the contest.

  43. May 29th, 2012 at 08:08 | #44

    Pusher πŸ™‚

  44. Charles Trapunski
    May 29th, 2012 at 08:09 | #45

    Definitely a pusher.

  45. Rossy
    May 29th, 2012 at 08:13 | #46

    I’m a pusher!

  46. Francis
    May 29th, 2012 at 08:16 | #47

    I’m a pusher. I think it has something to do with the direction the brush spins in my vacuum. Pulling isn’t as effective.

  47. Not Daniel
    May 29th, 2012 at 08:25 | #48

    Pusher AND Puller… I suck both ways, baby.

    (get your minds out of the gutter, we’re talking about vacuum cleaners, people)

  48. Chrissy
    May 29th, 2012 at 08:29 | #49

    I’m a pusher, for sure. And I love having vacuum lines in my carpets! Shows they’re clean. πŸ™‚

  49. Taylor
    May 29th, 2012 at 08:44 | #50

    I am definitely a pusher.

  50. Jennifer
    May 29th, 2012 at 08:54 | #51

    I’m a pusher!

  51. Jane
    May 29th, 2012 at 10:50 | #52

    I’m a pusher. Always have been, always will be…for everything. It started out with baby carriages with non-swivel wheels for my children and ending up to my self-propelled lawn mower. It’s always better to push – proactive – vs (be) pulled. Agree? LOL at my cleverness πŸ˜€

  52. May 29th, 2012 at 12:11 | #53

    I’m a pusher! Lol in all things related to cleaning, life and people! Push, push, push!! Lol never frag behind…

  53. Wendy
    May 29th, 2012 at 12:16 | #54

    Pusher just like mowing the lawn! Can’t wait to roll a Dyson vacuum around the house!

  54. cindyw
    May 29th, 2012 at 14:02 | #55

    I actually go both ways!! I have a puller for wall to walls and a pusher for hardwood and area. An all in one would be great!

  55. May 29th, 2012 at 17:01 | #56

    I love Dysons and would love to own one! I borrow one from a friend periodically to get my rugs really clean

  56. Caroline
    May 29th, 2012 at 17:01 | #57

    With two dogs (furry ones) and three cats – hardwood and area rugs, a Dyson would definitely be amazing. Probably more of a pusher than a puller, but a bit of both!

  57. Vanessa
    May 29th, 2012 at 17:41 | #58

    A pusher for sure!

  58. Eva
    May 29th, 2012 at 17:47 | #59

    I’m a pusher. Pushing is way easier than pulling…

  59. pmd
    May 29th, 2012 at 17:48 | #60

    Iam a pusher and always breaking vaccums need a new one

  60. May 29th, 2012 at 18:02 | #61

    Pusher all the way. Berber in the basement requires me to be!

  61. susan
    May 29th, 2012 at 18:45 | #62

    Interesting question. I would say I am a pusher. My vaccum has just stopped working, so timing is pretty perfect for this contest.

  62. Suzy
    May 29th, 2012 at 19:56 | #63

    I’m a pusher, 100 per cent! Totally love a good vacuum!

  63. ellen
    May 29th, 2012 at 20:01 | #64

    i am proud to be a pusher.

  64. May 29th, 2012 at 21:05 | #65

    as the good book says, neither a pusher nor a puller be!
    i say pusher

  65. May 29th, 2012 at 21:07 | #66

    one of my favourtie imaginary creatures from early childhood was a “push me pull you” – how come there was no Dyson Ball in the late 60’s?

  66. Diane52
    May 30th, 2012 at 01:57 | #67

    I am a pusher.

  67. Susan
    May 30th, 2012 at 02:32 | #68

    both!!it’s the only way to make sure you have cleaned properly!

  68. Libby
    May 30th, 2012 at 04:11 | #69

    Pusher, which is really satisfying, since for so many other things I get pushed around. You could call me a pushover!

  69. Tripta
    May 30th, 2012 at 04:59 | #70

    I’m a pusher. Pusher, pusher, pusher. A really pushy pusher. And I NEED a vacuum! Me, me, me! I don’t have a vacuum, having just bought a house with carpeting. It’s very, very sad :-(. Don’t you feel sad for me right now? I do. Will pity get me the vacuum?

  70. May 30th, 2012 at 06:02 | #71

    I grew up with a canister Electrolux too! I then got an upright but over time I realized I’m a canister girl at heart. Mine is now a few years old and just doesn’t suck like it should. I soooo want a Dyson that never loses suction! And I’m a pusher…

  71. lila
    May 30th, 2012 at 08:19 | #72

    looks like I’m in the majority- a pusher too!

  72. Mike
    May 30th, 2012 at 12:21 | #73


  73. Nancy
    May 30th, 2012 at 12:47 | #74

    I like to pull, pull, pull…. ^^;

  74. Danielle D
    May 30th, 2012 at 16:20 | #75

    Pusher. I could for sure use a new vacuum.

  75. Lorrie Zwer
    May 30th, 2012 at 16:21 | #76

    Definitely a pusher!

  76. Meghan
    May 30th, 2012 at 16:30 | #77

    A little bit of push, a little of pull. Depends on where I’m cleaning.

  77. diana
    May 30th, 2012 at 18:15 | #78

    I’m a bit of both but if I had to choose, I’m a bit more of a pusher than puller.

  78. Nekky
    May 31st, 2012 at 05:53 | #79

    Love Dyson, the company and their adverts! Pusher πŸ™‚

  79. Amy
    May 31st, 2012 at 08:26 | #80

    I’m a pusher. Would LOVE to win a Dyson!!! Have dog, need Dyson!

  80. May 31st, 2012 at 08:27 | #81

    I’m a pusher. Have dog, NEED a Dyson!

  81. May 31st, 2012 at 08:27 | #82

    I’m a pusher. Have dog, NEED a Dyson!

  82. Carolann Barton
    May 31st, 2012 at 12:33 | #83

    I am a pusher. I would love to win a dyson. thanks for hosting this great contest.

  83. May 31st, 2012 at 12:34 | #84


  84. May 31st, 2012 at 12:34 | #85

    Pusher! My little girls would love a little DYSON for their play area! ; ) They like to vacuum … they think it’s a game!

  85. May 31st, 2012 at 12:35 | #86

    Pusher. And I know someone who’s jonesing for a Dyson!

  86. macfsh
    May 31st, 2012 at 12:39 | #87

    I’m a pusher and a puller

  87. Marie-France
    May 31st, 2012 at 12:45 | #88

    A pusher. With 1 kid and a shedding lab at home … need a good vaccuum to keep the house clean. Just in process of getting a new one… your contest is very timely. here’s hoping …

  88. Charles Trapunski
    May 31st, 2012 at 13:02 | #89

    Definitely a puller.

  89. June 1st, 2012 at 13:20 | #90

    I’m a pusher.

  90. Anne
    June 1st, 2012 at 13:22 | #91

    I’m a pusher!

    I actually kind of love vacuuming and this would it just that much more fun!

  91. June 1st, 2012 at 13:23 | #92

    Always a pusher. Pulling is for sled dogs!


  92. June 1st, 2012 at 13:43 | #93

    When push comes to shove, I’m definitely not a push over. So…pusher πŸ˜›

  93. Saarp
    June 1st, 2012 at 13:48 | #94

    I push like it owes me personal space.

  94. meg
    June 1st, 2012 at 13:48 | #95

    Both! I have a pet & a gunky kid, it takes a lot of arm work to get the floors clean πŸ™‚

  95. June 1st, 2012 at 14:17 | #96

    I’m a pusher!

  96. Dave
    June 1st, 2012 at 16:05 | #97

    Im a pusher and puller could really use a vaccume

  97. June 1st, 2012 at 17:26 | #98


  98. June 2nd, 2012 at 06:43 | #99

    Oh yeah, definitely a pusher. πŸ˜‰

  99. June 2nd, 2012 at 06:48 | #100

    I go both ways! (as far as this question is concerned.)

    I can’t live without a vacuum. I actually enjoy cleaning, I find it therapeutic.


  100. June 2nd, 2012 at 06:49 | #101

    Imma push puller… after all you must push to pull

  101. Lidia
    June 2nd, 2012 at 06:56 | #102

    I’m a pusher for sure. Thanks for such a great contest.

  102. Nick
    June 2nd, 2012 at 07:02 | #103

    I’m a pusher!

  103. June 2nd, 2012 at 07:08 | #104

    I’m a pusher! And my vacuum just died last week, so this contest couldn’t have come at a better time!

  104. Mopiku
    June 2nd, 2012 at 07:11 | #105

    Definitely a pusher.

  105. Alex
    June 2nd, 2012 at 07:14 | #106

    I’m a pusher!

  106. Zoe Theysmeyer
    June 2nd, 2012 at 07:20 | #107


  107. June 2nd, 2012 at 08:16 | #108

    Most definitely a pusher!

  108. Lindsay
    June 2nd, 2012 at 11:30 | #109

    I’m a pusher!! And desperately in need of a new vacuum!

  109. Sarah Sherman
    June 2nd, 2012 at 20:38 | #110

    I push and when I get bored I switch to pulling.

  110. Sophia
    June 3rd, 2012 at 01:22 | #111

    I’m a pusher and a puller! I like to giv’er when I vacuum! haha

  111. June 3rd, 2012 at 17:21 | #112

    Pushy…er…, I mean, pusher.

  112. Nice Jewish Boy
    June 4th, 2012 at 14:21 | #113

    Pusher. most definitely and unreservedly a pusher.

    Yeah…. that just sounds wrong πŸ™‚

  113. nancy
    June 5th, 2012 at 09:53 | #114

    We’ve got an ancient cannister that’s seen better days…gives me a real work out though. With lots of allergies in our house it gets a real work out. I’m no pushover, but when it comes to vacuuming, I “push” into action to get the job done. My tekky son is very taken with the whole Dyson concept and fascinated by the way they work…would love to take one for a spin!
    What a great contest…thx

  114. Bree
    June 6th, 2012 at 11:38 | #115

    I am a pusher and a puller!

  115. Susan
    June 6th, 2012 at 11:58 | #116

    I`m a watcher… My husband loves to vacuum which really confused me at first since we have hardwood floors throughout our house. He is a pusher but a puller when the kids jump on for a ride!

  116. June 7th, 2012 at 06:54 | #117

    Puller and a pusher – what can I say, I like to switch things up : )

  117. Chanele
    June 7th, 2012 at 12:42 | #118

    Usually a Pusher. But at the moment I’m none of the above and in desperate need of a high quality vacuum for my mother who has been through a dozen unreliable ones. I’d love to win this for my mother!

  118. Adam D
    June 7th, 2012 at 13:33 | #119

    Well that depends on what it is I’m doing. But for the context of this contest, let’s say PUSHER.

  119. June 7th, 2012 at 13:58 | #120

    I am a pusher! I love the Dyson story … very inspiring!

  120. Sand wongsta
    June 7th, 2012 at 14:51 | #121

    Definitely a puller πŸ™‚

  121. June 8th, 2012 at 06:07 | #122

    PUSHER. (look at your comments.. bravo)

  122. OttawaParks
    June 8th, 2012 at 07:41 | #123

    I think I’m a puller, but whatever gets the floors clean!

  123. Matt
    June 8th, 2012 at 10:18 | #124

    I’m a pusher and a puller!

    Its all about pushing the vacuum, changing the angle a bit and pulling it back towards you creating a criss cross pattern in the carpet like condo astroturf! πŸ˜€

  124. June 9th, 2012 at 05:39 | #125

    I have an older home with carpeting throughout. This would come in handy πŸ™‚ and I’m a pusher.

  125. Rochelle
    June 10th, 2012 at 02:22 | #126

    I am a pusher. Thanks!

  126. June 10th, 2012 at 21:28 | #127

    I’m a pusher and a puller. πŸ™‚

  127. June 10th, 2012 at 21:54 | #128

    I’m a pusher, man.

  128. June 11th, 2012 at 05:38 | #129

    I am definitely a pusher (Fab exercise too!)
    Thanks for the chance

  129. Andie
    June 11th, 2012 at 05:44 | #130

    Pusher! πŸ™‚

  130. Karen
    June 11th, 2012 at 05:53 | #131

    Pusher puller, does it matter….as long as the job gets done!

  131. Gimmellsdad
    June 11th, 2012 at 05:54 | #132

    I’m a pusher.

    I have a Beagle, who are bred to hunt rabbits. Unfortunately he won’t even chase dust bunnies πŸ˜‰

  132. June 11th, 2012 at 06:09 | #133

    I’m a Pusher!

  133. Joel
    June 11th, 2012 at 07:14 | #134

    Pulling? Who does that?

  134. June 11th, 2012 at 08:21 | #135

    Definitely a pusher.

    Awesome contest!

  135. Fumie
    June 11th, 2012 at 08:28 | #136

    I’m both! πŸ™‚

  136. June 11th, 2012 at 10:50 | #137

    I’m a puller.

  137. June 11th, 2012 at 11:07 | #138

    I’m a pusher man. Doing housework the male way–attacking dirt and dust. Okay it’s a pretend game that dirt is the enemy and the vacuum is my super power, but hey, I’m a guy; it’s what we do.

  138. SpotAStar
    July 10th, 2012 at 07:26 | #139

    I have a upright vacum and i prefer to pull.

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