Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Stanley Steemer Review & $100 Gift Certificate Give Away!

This give away is now closed.
 


I am so excited because today Stanley Steemer came to clean our carpets and they definitely needed it!  We bought our home almost 8 years ago and it was is a fixer-upper.  The carpet has been on our list of things to replace since we bought the home but it always seems to get bumped to the bottom of the list.  Major foundation repairs and water in the basement are more of a priority than carpet and that's ok because the carpet is not terrible.  It is a neutral color and it is in descent condition so I can live with it for a little while longer.

My goal was to have Stanley Steemer clean our carpets so I would know they are clean.  I did not expect to see much of a difference.  I was wrong!!!  The carpets look amazing!  They even cleaned the VERY high traffic area in our dining room.  I don't know what the architect of our home was thinking, but the main path to our kitchen goes right through our formal dining room and so that carpet was looking very worn & dirty.  I have before & after pictures below but the dramatic difference did not show up well in the photos.

I decided to have the carpet in 3 rooms cleaned:

 
Living Room


 
Dining Room
 
 
Hall
 
 
I went online to schedule an appointment.  It was so easy and I was able to get a next day appointment!  I entered my zip code and then chose the rooms to be cleaned.  I received the total cost and that is exactly what my cost was today (no hidden fees, etc.). 
 
The Stanley Steemer technicians arrived on time and were very friendly.  They moved all of the furniture and thoroughly cleaned the carpets.  Afterwards, they put everything back just as they had found it.
 
Here are a few before and after pictures but the results are much more dramatic than it appears in the pictures.  My old carpets look new!
 
 
Dining Room Before:


Dining Room After:
 
The pictures above are of the most high traffic area in our home.  It is hard to see in the photo, but the carpets were filthy and there was a very obvious walking path.  After cleaning, the path is completely gone!
 
 
Hall Before:
 
 
Hall After:
 
Living Room Before:
 
Living Room After:
 
 
 
Would you like to win a $100 Stanley Steemer Gift Certificate?






 
 
Here are the 4 very easy ways to enter for a chance to win:
(All entries must be received by midnight CST Saturday 12/8/2012.)
 
 
1. Leave a comment on this post & briefly tell us why you need Stanley Steemer to come to your home.
 
2. Subscribe to this blog as a follower, by e-mail or through a reader and leave a separate comment. It counts if you already subscribe or follow.
 
3. Post about this give away on your blog and leave a comment with a link to your post. Your blog must be family friendly.

4. Add my button (or let me know if you already have my button) to your blog and leave a comment with a link to your blog. Your blog must be family friendly.
 
 
This give away is open to US residents only. All entries will be verified and a valid e-mail address and/or contact information must be provided. All entries without valid contact information are considered invalid and will be deleted. Entries with inappropriate content and/or advertisements will also be deleted. All entries must be received by midnight CST Saturday, December 8, 2012. One winner will be randomly selected and notified by e-mail. The winner will have 48 hours to respond to the notification e-mail or another winner will be selected.

 
 
Disclosure: I received a $100 Stanley Steemer Gift Certificate for myself and one to give away on my blog from Stanley Steemer. The opinions in this post are my own and were not influenced in any way. I did not receive any monetary compensation for this post.


 


146 comments:

  1. We need them to come because we have stains on our floor from our engagement party!

    cc_girly@yahoo.com

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  2. email subscriber

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  3. We have kids and animals . . . enough said!

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  4. following your blog
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  5. I haven't had my carpets cleaned in awhile, with my son and the animals- they need it.
    twoofakind12@yahoo.com

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  6. I am a email subscriber.
    twoofakind12@yahoo.com

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  7. we have a fairly large spot of unknown origin that i gave up trying to clean anymore and has been covered with furniture for more than ten years....maybe a professional cleaner could do wonders!

    joyceholsman(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  8. I would love to win this for my stepfather. He has been a huge help with my son, taking over babysitting duties since my Mom died last year. I would love to make his house nice for him.
    imnstitches(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  9. My children painted on the family room carpet (not once, but twice) and a professional cleaner is the only way that paint is coming out. davidjohnson323(at) aol(dot)com

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  10. I need my carpets cleaned because we are about to put the house up for sale.
    candyo0217@hotmail.com

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  11. I need my carpets cleaned because of my kids.

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  12. We recently bought a new home, but our carpets are original to the house and they desperately need to be professionally cleaned!!! The previous owners had large dogs and didn't do a great job of keeping things clean... plus my husband and one of the kids has pet allergies. This would help us immensely!!

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  13. I would love to win this as we are renting and the people before us had a dog, the floors need a cleaning! trishbazin(at)yahoo.com

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  14. My kids have taken a liking to finding the stickiest items in the pantry and dumping them on the couch and carpet...sigh. mrs dot dunlap at live dot com

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  15. We need Stanely Steemer b/c we have 4 kids and lots of carpet.
    rbjj32825[at]lycos[dot]com

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  16. We have 3 dogs, 1 toddler, a preschooler and a gravel driveway - hence the reason we need some cleaning help!

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  17. It would be such a blessing for them to come to our house. The carpets at our house are so worn out because I have so many little ones running around on them. I try to clean the carpet myself but last time I did so I broke our carpet cleaner!

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  18. I follow your blog now:)

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  19. I desperately need Stanley Steemer to come clean my carpets! They are getting dingy and stained! My husband is a mechanic and he is in a terrible habit of coming home and just throwing his dirty clothes on the floor - those oil stained, greasy, filthy clothes are leaving residue on the carpets and they're getting horribly dirty/stained! This would help me make them look brand new again and feel better about my 2 year old son playing on the carpets each day!

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  20. With 2 boys and an animal and some very stained carpets, we could do with some professional.cleaning.

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  21. I follow your blog in my reader!

    moneysaavingdiva (at) gmail (dot) com

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  22. Awesome giveaway! I would LOVE to have them come clean our carpets. After having twins and a lot of traffic through our house it needs some freshening up! :)

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  23. I have a toddler and 2 dogs. Yes we need this.

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  24. We have 3 cats and they haven't been so nice to my carpets lately! With the twins and our 5 year old as well, we seriously need our rooms cleaned! I've actually been thinking and talking about this the last few days. This would be such a blessing!

    momtaylor37@yahoo.com

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  25. We moved into our home 2 years ago and I'm not sure when the floors have last been professionally cleaned. This would be such a treat.
    Myeshia

    lejane84@yahoo.com

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  26. I like your blog and would love to have a chance at this!!!

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  27. I have a daughter and a messy husband

    Violet101580@yahoo.com

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  28. When I moved into my apartment I could see that the carpets had not been cleaned or replaced. I'd love to have them deep cleaned!

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  29. I need them for my mom (80 y/o) whose dearly departed dachshund lost control of bodily functions before she passed.

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  30. I subscribed via RSS Google+. Sdfroman1 at Gmail dot com

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  31. My carpets are in dire need of a deep cleaning! A toddler and a small dog have made a mess of them!

    as985 at aol.com

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  32. My carpets are a total nightmare. They need cleaned so bad. Thanks for posting your before and after pictures. Now I know if I win or lose this give away, I need to get my carpets cleaned.

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  33. We have stains on the carpet under the dining room table that just will not come out. Our hall carpet I've given up on.

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  34. Your floors look fantastic! We just sold our farm and I would love to have the carpets clean for the new owners. They are such a great family.

    missysids at yahoo dot com

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  35. I need this because I have 3 very messy kids!!!

    Francofamily4@aol.com

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  36. my son has bad allergies- this would be great to get the house carpet cleaned
    tcogbill at live dot com

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  37. i get your emails
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  38. Because with our large family, carpets get dirty very quickly!
    designsbydaystar(at)gmail(dot)com

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  39. We have a dog who isn't the best at going outside so we need our carpets cleaned badly!

    msk0512@gmail.com

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  40. I need my carpets cleaned badly. Kids and dogs. Ugh! Help.

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  41. we are in the process of moving, and this would be awesome for our new home, especially right before Christmas!
    onecheaplady@yahoo.com

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  42. Oh we could really use a good carpet cleaning with the dog and toddler....who is potty training....needless to say..the carpets could use a clearning. :)
    landfjacobson @ charter.net

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  43. I NEED Stanley Steamer! I have three children that are notorious for spilling things on the carpet. I have tried to set a rule that we have no food or drinks outside of the kitchen, but inevitably I still find messes. Our carpets are aweful!

    NStrong3604 at yahoo dot com

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  44. Two boys and two dogs..need I say more? My family is coming for Christmas and would like to get everything cleaned before they arrive.

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  45. I would love to have the carpets cleaned in the bedrooms! (hard wood in rest of home) but what a treat!!! (also would love to have tiles in bathroom cleaned!!!!!

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  46. I have 2 kids and a husband. Need I say more as to why I need the carpet cleaned?

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  47. i live in an apartment and have two kids, just finished potty training a puppy and now i am pregnant with number three and would love love love to bring the new baby home to clean carpets.

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  48. We are selling our house soon, and I'd love to get my carpets cleaned before we put it on the market!

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  49. I need them because I have an 8 month old crawling around on the floors and I can only imagine what is in the carpet!

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  50. We haven't had our carpets cleaned since we moved in. It would be great!

    kristen_yeh at yahoo dot com

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  51. GFC Follower: Kristen

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  52. It's been ages since the carpets were cleaned, and we've had a sick puppy leaving all kinds of messes.

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  53. My son and dog have totally ruined my carpets, they haven't been cleaned in ages!

    acartwrightmorell at gmail dot com

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  54. Follow via GFC: AlyKyD

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  55. We have lived in our house for 4 years now and have never had the carpets cleaned. Enough said!! hahaha.
    jenncutie at hotmail dot com

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  56. Follow on GFC!!
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  57. Blogged!!
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  58. Blog button
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  59. My home was built in the 40's and my hardwood floors are soooo dingy! I really need them cleaned!

    sara.stewart at hotmail dot com

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  60. I'd love to have them come for the stains in my living room rug
    klconn7 (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  61. subscribed by google reader

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  62. We live in a rental home & the carpets desperately need to be cleaned!

    tarak2126 at gmail dot com

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  63. I would love to win this because my floors are quite a mess I have a three year old and another on the way shortly,Having clean floors for them to play on is important.
    Burningmoonproducts@yahoo.com

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  64. we moved into a new to us house!!

    brookehell at gmail dot com

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  65. there are annoying carpet stains i would love to be able to get rid of, and why not start fresh? lmlynch2 at gmail dot com

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  66. i also subscribed to your email newsletter lmlynch2 at gmail dot com

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  67. 3 little boys, 1 cat, 2 bedroom apt - enough said.

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  68. our carpets have lots of stains
    bwebber2779 at andersonuniversity dot edu

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  69. I need Stanley Steemer to come to my home to rescue my couches that are subject to 2 dirty little boys!

    nathansmommy619(At)aol(dot)com

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  70. subscribed via rss google - stacey0711n(at)gmail(Dot)com

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  71. I bought a condo that has cheap carpets. The carpet has looked bad since the day I moved in. I would love to have it looking nice for the holidays.

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  72. We have a dog and we live in an area with a lot of snow, mud, and gunk that doesn't come out of the carpets with simple vacuuming so we definitely need Stanley Steemer!

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  73. My dogs have dirty feet!! And we have light carpeting.

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  74. with all my grandkids running around..my carpets always need cleaned

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  75. my mother needs it (christmas present!!!) because she has cats, dogs, and grandchildren that have all gone through potty training and made stains on the carpet.
    deannalw47 AT hotmail DOT com
    xoxo

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  76. google reader subscribed
    deannalw47 AT hotmail DOT com
    xoxo

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  77. I really want to win for my grandparents! Their house was destroyed by a tornado 7 years ago and completely rebuilt. I know they haven't had their carpet cleaned since then - and they can't afford to pay for it on their limited income. This would be a great surprise for them!
    wilburnnewsome atyahoodotcom

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  78. I have a 2 year old who is constantly spilling things on the carpet. We really need our carpets cleaned.

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  79. I subscribe via email. maryannecochran at gmail dot com

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  80. I just moved back after getting my house back after 2 years

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  81. We need them to come because we are broke newlyweds who just moved into a house with dirty, stained 25 year old carpet! Probably can't do much about the stains but I would feel much better knowing our carpet was clean :)

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  82. I need Stanley Steemer to clean my furniture.
    jenswps at yahoo . com

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  83. Toddler and. Two dogs! Costana78@gmail.com

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  84. michelle gilliland mcafeeDecember 6, 2012 at 9:02 PM

    2 dogs, 2 cats, 2 kids, nuff said
    ml_mcafee@yahoo.com

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  85. michelle gilliland mcafeeDecember 6, 2012 at 9:04 PM

    email subscriber at ml_mcafee@yahoo.com

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  86. Because we have all white carpet with a 2 year old and a 4 year old

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  87. We've lived in our home for about 2 years now. It's a rental, and the carpet was cleaned before we moved in. But it's definitely worn, and definitely time for a deep cleaning!

    coriwestphal at msn dot com

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  88. I'm a Google Friend (follower): Cori Westphal

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  89. I have your main button (it's alphabetical): http://asahmlookingforadeal.blogspot.com/2009/09/sahm-looking-for-deals-favorite-blogs.html

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  90. i need it for relatines coming over
    heath_david_w@yahoo.com

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  91. We have 2 dogs, 4 cats, and 2 boys. Do I need to say more?!

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  92. dogs and children... nufff said!

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  93. I need it because our carpets are old and we have spots ALL over them!

    creativesouthernhome at gmail

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  94. 4 and 6 year old, dog, 4 young adults + their friends = stains!

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  95. My carpets were in bad shape when I moved in four years ago, and since then my now three year old son and made them worse with leaky sippy cups and sticky fingers.I've tried renting the steamers from the grocery store, but they're no good. It would be wonderful to have them cleaned before family comes over for Christmas.

    azawinski at gmail com

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  96. I need it beacause one of my dogs has been having a lot of accidents in the house
    sunniewoodyplus2 atmsn.,com

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  97. I need Stanley Steamer to come to my home. I have white carpet (put in by the builder, certainly not my choice) which is not very kid or puppy friendly...we happen to have both!

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  98. I subscribe to this blog by e-mail

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  99. I have three small boys so our living room carpet looks awful! I'd love to have all the stains and general grime gone. momlovesdeals at gmail dot com

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  100. i would actually love to win this for my sister...her house is completely carpeted (old carpet!) and she has dogs...she's been wanting the carpets cleaned since they moved in but haven't had the money

    hollyngunter@gmail.com

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  101. I could use this because I have such a hard time getting every one to take off their shoes when coming in from the garage. The back hall is a mess

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  102. Same carpeting and 2 boys for the last 7 years!! That says it all

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  103. I need to have my sofa cleaned. This would be so amazing :)

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  104. I have kids... need I say more?

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  105. I have a large dog and 2 little boys. Enough said;).

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  106. I could use it to clean the the steps leading to the basement. The kids go to the den from outside and destroy the carpet.

    magspie9(at)gmail,com

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  107. Following you on GFC as Megan, Thanks for a great giveaway

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  108. Tweeted about your giveaway
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  109. 3 kids and a lot of water that came in my house from Sandy and I could really use Stanley Steamer wilcarvic
    [at]gmail[dot[com]]

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  110. email subscriber wilcarvic
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  111. I need Stanley Steamer to come to my home because I have 2 golden retrievers, who are smart dogs but haven't learned to wipe their feet yet! terri.moore30@yahoo.com

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  112. I subscribed by email . terri.moore30@yahoo.com

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  113. I need them in my home-away-from-home (my office). The carpet is very old, and has not been cleaned in more than 10 years.
    sweetbettysue at gmail dot com

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  114. I subscribed by email to sweetbettysue at gmail dot com

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  115. Our dog has incontinence issues because of health problems she has so our carpet is a wreck

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  116. I am an email subscriber

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  117. I need Stanley Steemer to clean my carpets because I have never had them professionally cleaned & lived here almost 5 years.

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  118. We need this for some pet accidents on the floors...

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  119. We have a dog...and our carpets are ready for a good cleaning!

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  120. I had flood in my basement the first week I moved in! Help!

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  121. I'd like my hallway and stairs cleaned
    cbstrat (at) gmail (dot) com

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  122. We had cats and our carpets are old.

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  123. follow via GFC
    cbstrat (at) gmail (dot) com

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  124. I could use my living room cleaned by stanley cleaner!!
    wendywynsma@gmail.com

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  125. because we have a toddler with food allergies. we have washed our carpets ourselves but they still don't smell very good.

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  126. We need our carpets clean, because with two little ones, one on the way, and all the fun playgroups and such, it never stays clean for to long!

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  127. I would love them to clean my terrazzo floors

    hebb dot julie at gmail dot com

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  128. follow email

    hebb dot julie at gmail dot com

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  129. I need Stanley Steemer to come to my home because I have two kids and they are hella messy! =)

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  130. I subscribe thru Google reader... mrs.clatterbuck@gmail.com

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  131. This would be helpful because I have three cats in a mostly carpeted home and the carpets need to be cleaned.

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