Hey, You, Get Off of My Cloud

I’m getting older. I can feel it in my bones. And I can feel it in every pop culture reference I make these days. I’m sure I need to explain the title of this post. For you young’uns, you should check out a little old rock band called the Rolling Stones. In 1967, they released the song, Get Off of My Cloud.

But the cloud I’m referring to is my new bed. My precious Tempur-Pedic TEMPUR-Cloud Supreme mattress.

So why do I want you to get off of my cloud?

King Cloud Attribution-ShareAlike License by akakumo

Because I want you to get busy entering my contest to win your very own cloud.

Your very own cloud?

Oh, yes. That’s exactly what I mean.

Tempur-Pedic TEMPUR-Cloud Supreme

As some of you may remember (because of my non-stop tweeting and three separate posts about it), I attended BlogHer ’10 in New York City way back in August. I wandered through the Expo Hall collecting all my swag. And then I reached the mecca of tired feet: the Tempur-Pedic exhibit with the lovely ladies there asking me if I would like to lay down and test out the mattress.

Thank you Tempur-Pedic!

They eventually had to peel me off of the mattress and asked me if I’d like to do a video testimonial. Oh sure. Why not? I gave a 30 second heartfelt plea as to why I’d love to win the Tempur-Pedic giveaway and then walked away. Thinking nothing more of it.

A few weeks after BlogHer, I was home with my husband and checked my email. “I think I won a bed,” I told him in complete disbelief. Yes, I was the Grand Prize winner of any size Tempur-Pedic TEMPUR-Cloud Supreme bed of my choice. After getting over my excitement, I could believe that I was also going to be able to share the same joy with someone else.

So my mind started working thinking of the best way to give this bed away. I tweeted a few things. Found plenty of people desperate for a new bed. Desperate for ANY bed. Desperate for THIS bed. And there are plenty of people that simply know the allure of Tempur-Pedic, like I did.

I also asked for your thoughts on holding a contest. How should I give this bed away? What would be fair? What do you not like in a contest? You were pretty clear about that.

Here’s what you don’t have to do:

  • Tweet about it (although I don’t mind if you do. Just use a link to this post and the hashtag #tempurcloud)
  • Like me on Facebook (because I’m sure you’ve done that already)
  • Like anyone else on Facebook
  • Leave a bazillion comments
  • Come back and vote all day every day
  • Write a blog post about it (more on this).

Without further adieu, here are the down and dirty details on how I want you to have the same fantastic opportunity I have had to get a good night’s sleep.

Here’s what you do have to do:

  • Create a video 60 seconds or less in length based on the theme “Why I need a good night’s sleep”
  • Post your video somewhere. It can be simply on YouTube. It can be included in a post on your blog. It can be uploaded to my all.things.fadra Facebook page.
  • Wherever you post your video, you must leave a comment here on my blog with the link to your video.
  • Your comment must include your email address. Your email address will not be shown publicly and will never be used for anything other than communication during this contest.

Now for the rules.

  1. You must be at least 18 years of age to enter the contest.
  2. You must be a resident of the United States (including all 50 states and the District of Columbia).
  3. Your video must be original content.
  4. Your video should be no more than 60 seconds in length.
  5. The link to your video should be posted in the comments no later than Friday, October 22nd at 11:59 pm, EDT.
  6. Please, no nudity or profanity. This is a family show.

So how do you win? This is the fun part for me. No random drawings. No popularity contests. I will personally be judging along with my judging committee, consisting of my husband and my son. Together we’ll pick our 3 favorite videos based on the following: creativity, originality, and adherence to the theme.

My judging committee

My judging committee

And just so you aren’t completely at a loss for how we’ll judge, I’ve asked the judging committee to provide you with their favorite movies so you get a sense of their style:

Judge #1 favorite movies: Rushmore, Out of Africa, The Razor’s Edge

Judge #2 favorite movies: Apocalypse Now, Shawshank Redemption, Blade Runner

Judge #3 favorite movies: Toy Story, Toy Story 2, Toy Story 3

After the close of the contest, we’ll select our 3 favorite videos and announce them on Monday, October 25th.

From the 3 top videos, Tempur-Pedic will select the final winner that we hope to announce on or about Wednesday, October 27th.

Are you excited? I’m so excited. Can you tell I’m excited? If you have any questions whatsoever, leave them in the comments and I’ll reply as quickly as possible so that everyone can see the answer.

And that’s it! Good luck everyone!

THIS CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED. THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO ENTERED!!!

FINALISTS WILL BE REVEALED ON MONDAY, OCTOBER 25TH!!!

Disclosure: I was awarded the Grand Prize from Tempur-Pedic as a result of entering their contest at BlogHer ’10. The Grand Prize consisted of any Tempur-Pedic TEMPUR-Cloud Supreme bed of my choice. I was not required to review this item and all posts and opinions are of my own accord. The rules of the giveaway contest were created by me with terms approved by Tempur-Pedic.

  • http://twitter.com/AndreaUpdyke Andrea(LilKidThings)

    What a cute video! I have that pillow and I.LOVE.IT. And I seriously need a mattress that will apply my makeup as I sleep. :-)

    MY wheels are turning turning.

    • Anonymous

      You are a cutie pie, regardless. And remember, I did say that actual results may vary ;) Can’t wait to see what you come up with!!!

  • http://twitter.com/AndreaUpdyke Andrea(LilKidThings)

    What a cute video! I have that pillow and I.LOVE.IT. And I seriously need a mattress that will apply my makeup as I sleep. :-)

    MY wheels are turning turning.

  • Jodiehepp

    Momma needs so sleep! I need to get to work on a video!!!!!!

    • Anonymous

      You go, girl. This bed is DIVINE!!!

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  • http://www.motherhoodandme.com Motherhoodandme

    LOVE this! SO funny! Plus, my audio is configured all weird so you had a really high pitched voice and sounded like you were in a tunnel.So weird. But love the video it was awesome, bet they will be so excited! Maybe I might enter, but you know the mattress won’t help with my sleeping…lock up the kids and maybe then we are talking!

    • Anonymous

      Umm, that’s not weirdness. That’s how my voice sounds.

      You BETTER enter the contest. You have plenty of good reasons to need a good night’s sleep :)

  • Anonymous

    OK! I LOVED your vlog. FABULOUSNESS!

    And man, I could sure use a good night’s sleep. I am going to have to see what I can come up with.

    • Anonymous

      Hello? TRIPLETS!!! You have some very good reasons. Now just put that on video!!

  • Anonymous

    Oh, that video was way too cute. I love your cat, Arnie, but your poor puppy didn’t get his name in the credits, totally unfair.

    Oh, by the way, I totally want that bed. ;)

    • Anonymous

      HER name is Emma. Emma, Emma, Emma, Emma. Now she has been credited :)

      Please enter so I have a reason to give it to you.

  • Erica

    I wanted to win this sooo badly. I am so going to do a video about it and try again!

    • Anonymous

      You won’t be competing with me this time so your odds of winning are much better ;)

      I had a really good bed before but I have never slept better than on this bed. That’s for realz.

  • http://ofmiceandramen.blogspot.com veronica lee

    Cute video!

    Hi! Stopping by from MBC.
    Have a nice day!

    • Anonymous

      Thanks for stopping over! Hope you consider entering. It’s a fab bed.

  • http://mommythisandthat.com Melisa

    Wait…this bed dresses you, does your hair and makeup while you sleep??? I NEED this bed. I NEED a good night’s sleep. I NEED to come up with something creative!

    • Anonymous

      Melisa – I already wrote the disclaimer that “Actual Results May Vary”. My hair doesn’t take an hour to straighten so I think your results might be dramatically different.

      BUT ENTER! PLEASE!!

  • Sean Nally

    I love this bed. Every morning when I wake up Fadra looks so pretty and ready for a day of dancing! Every husband needs their wife to have one of these so they are not afraid to open their eyes in the morning.

    I loved the video Fadra!

    • Anonymous

      Thanks for the plug, honey, and admitting that I really do wear ball gowns to bed :)

  • http://www.stringbean17.com kym

    Hi! After reading my last post, you know I need this bed, too! :) I will get to work on a video… Love your blog, loved meeting you…and I am loving that I am beginning to learn that you really do win a LOT of contests! :)

    • Anonymous

      Do it, enter! You can win!!! People really do win!! Look forward to your video :)

  • http://www.letsbegreentogether.com/ Cathy Let’s Be Green Together

    What a great bed and a great contest! I remember chatting about it at Type-AMom and have been looking forward to your post. Getting the creative juices flowing…..

    • Anonymous

      Okay, Cathy. I’m waiting. Now that I know we’re both “green” according to Microsoft, we need to have the same bed in common too. It’s sooo wonderful.

      • Cathy

        Hey, we are part of such an elite group thanks to Microsoft, aren’t we? ;) I WILL come up with something…..going for the funny, hopefully. LOL

  • http://www.dailyinfluences.blogspot.com Jo

    Ok, here it is http://dailyinfluences.blogspot.com/2010/10/good-nights-sleep.html

    It’s a little over 1 minute, if that disqualifies me let me know and I will try to shorten it! I am keeping my fingers crossed!!!!!!

    • Anonymous

      Hooray for the brave first entry!! You are right on target :)

      Good luck!!!

  • Robin

    Ok! I am thinking of a good video idea! This is very stressful!

  • Lifewithoutpink

    Loved this video…If I could get a bed that made me look like that in the morning, I’m in! Now I have to get my act together and do a video!

    • Anonymous

      Tina – I’m not making any claims but it *has* helped me. My hair does sometimes look better in the morning. And I do sometimes have some make-up on from the night before.

      Now get busy on that video!!

  • Anonymous

    Go Maria, get busy, you did your video. So cool! And happy you entered!!!

    • http://www.mommymelee.com Maria Melee

      I entered at BlogHer and I entered Bossy’s. I AM DETERMINED. Haha.

  • Anonymous

    Yay for Robin who really just wants to sleep like a baby!!

  • http://twitter.com/GregoryNg Gregory Ng

    Fadra, Here’s my video entry!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=12g9U2-7EJQ

  • http://twitter.com/AndreaUpdyke Andrea(LilKidThings)

    Here is my entry…Hooray Sleep! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V1k9PV0yUIM

  • Erica

    I could totally use a nap after editing this video… here’s my entry!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ks8b7ZmKRw

  • Anonymous

    I did it!!!!! Here’s my video…complete with a blooper in the post LOL

    http://www.atruckerwife.com/2010/10/ding-dong-ding-dongand-what-does-that.html

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  • http://www.stringbean17.com kym

    We have finally done our first family video for the blogging world to see! Now I am waiting impatiently for it to upload and then I will link it here…just wanted to let you know I am actually entering! And Megan helped, she is a GREAT FRIEND…and I told her I would help her,too! :) What is life, if you do not have friends! ?

  • http://www.stringbean17.com kym

    Here, finally is our nice fun video. Thank you for the opportunity to win a Tempur-Pedic mattress. We had a good time coming up with this…and while we do have 7 kids, one was gone, and a friend was here. So thanks go out to Yunxiu for being one of my “kids’ in the video! We love her! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xOnEFf9ntyY
    I feel like the donkey on Shrek, “Pick me! Pick me!”

  • http://www.pocketsmiles.com Paige

    So we are planning on saving up for a year to finally get a king mattress and decorate our bedroom. We’ve painted the whole house except for the master and it’s just sad how un-sleep conducive it is. Thanks for the chance to win a mattress and potentially get this ball rolling sooner!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i-t76fP7QeE

  • http://www.stringbean17.com kym

    Well, I am technologically challenged, and my first video hicupped, right in the “We’d love a tempur-pedic please” line….so I have upload number two up! Here it is….
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Fqop7DRZm4
    Same video, hopefully all the words will stay…and it is 1:02 seconds long… I also do not know how to shave off the first few seconds.
    Kym

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  • http://www.butterscotchsundae.com Nichole

    I love everyone’s videos! But I really hope mine wins. Here it is: http://www.butterscotchsundae.com/?p=3281

  • http://twitter.com/angieballard Angie Ballard

    I finally got brave and entered (with the help of my husband, youngest son, and all the dogs currently residing in my house). And yes, those ARE sock monkey jammies I’m wearing in the video – aren’t you jealous?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vtLovUOurYA

    angieballard@insightbb.com

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  • moosh in indy.

    With much giddy anticipation…my video.

    http://mooshinindy.com/2010/10/22/a-brief-history-on-sleep-in-my-house/

    Thank you!

  • @MaricrisG

    For the love of a new mattress…If I don’t win…this video will get deleted so as not to prolonged my embarrassment! HA! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J5odugeinIs

  • Anonymous

    Because I don’t know how to make one of those fancy vidoes.

    http://smithfamilyfollies.blogspot.com/2010/10/because-i-dont-know-how-to-make-one-of.html

    Thank you!

    • Anonymous

      Um, unless you think I am a super awesome ventriloquist, here is a synced version of my video. http://www.vimeo.com/16133241 I thought it was fine, but someone *just pointed out to me that is was a *little* off. Unless of course you liked it that way.

  • http://twitter.com/tanniah Tannia H.

    Hi Fadra,Getting in under the wire, but here we are! Hope you enjoy it.-Tannia
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4g3K-6XVY6w
    tanniah (at) hot mail dot com

  • Mommy2brady

    Well, I did it with 1.5 hours to spare!!! Hope you enjoy our video and just a side note, we do not normally sleep with the lights on, it was for the video!!! haha!
    http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=mommy2brady#p/a/u/0/TbF1BPbhk7c

  • http://twitter.com/ClairFabrizio Clair Fabrizio

    Here is my final video!!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ItM6V4865hM

    Thanks for this opportunity Fadra.

  • http://www.letsbegreentogether.com/ Cathy Let’s Be Green Together

    Really wish I had a decent camera….other than built-in webcam! Some really great entries, though…..guess I will just continue to get a crappy night’s sleep. ;)

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