Enter to win the new iRobot Roomba 980 Vacuum Cleaning Robot

by Editor in Chief ‎10-23-2015 10:45 AM - edited ‎10-28-2015 11:08 AM

 

There will come a day when all domestic tasks will be discussed alongside statements like “we used to walk 10 kilometers to school in the snow, uphill ….” For example, in the not too distant future you’ll see the old style of vacuum in museums and have to explain to little children what they were used for.  Times are changing thanks to the innovative technology produced by iRobot. 

 

iRobot has been making robotic domestic servants for about 25 years now. Their latest wonder, the Roomba 980, is one giant leap toward space age vacuuming efficiency for your home. You don’t “do” vacuuming with the Roomba 980, it does the vacuuming—independently. You tell it to vacuum the floors and it does. You can even tell it to vacuum the floors on Wednesday and Fridays, and it will remember. It remembers a lot of things: the layout of your home, the areas it has already vacuumed and more.  It has sophisticated sensors that allow it to map out a floor of your home for incredible vacuuming efficiency.

 

Here are just a few of its cool features:

 

  • iAdapt 2.0 Navigation: while it follows a pattern to clean a whole level of your home, its sensors will enable it to negotiate around objects , stairs and drop-offs; it adapts its pattern to your home
  • iRobot HOME app: forgot to vacuum? No problem. While you are still at the office you can use your smartphone to tell the Roomba 980 to start cleaning.
  • Aeroforce cleaning system: it will automatically detect when it changes from a floor surface to carpet and boost the suction to provide the cleaner power needed to capture the dirt hidden in carpet fibers
  • Recharge and Resume: (this amazes me!) when the Roomba detects that its battery is getting low, it will return to its charging station, and once its battery is charged it will go back to where it left off cleaning and continue.

I can’t wait until iRobot comes out with the laundry robot and the dishes robot. Until then we can enjoy the vacuuming robot. One lucky person may even win one from Best Buy.

 

How to enter:

 

This contest is really easy to enter. Simply post a comment below saying which of the features listed above is your favourite and why.  You can only do this once, but there is a bonus entry too: leave a comment below and let us know what is your favourite robot from TV or film. That means you can enter a maximum of two times.

 

 

What you can win

 

We will randomly select one entry from all eligible comments entered here on the blog. That person will win a brand new iRobot Roomba 980.

 

This contest will run from October 23rd until October 25th.

 

 

Remember you can enter only twice, once by naming your favourite Roomba 980 feature, and one by naming your favourite robot.  You can also share this article with friends and family so that they too have a chance to win this really cool robot. Who knows, if your friend win the contest because you told them to enter, you might get some visitation privileges.

 

 

Good Luck.

 

 


 


By Martin Renaud, Editor-in-Chief

 

Martin loves working with the talented editors and writers on Plug-in Blog as Blog Editor-in-Chief. During his spare time he is either working on his next novel, cooking up a masterpiece in the kitchen or having fun with his teenagers on the tennis court. He regularly shares fun and interesting articles on his Twitter account.  

 

 


 

 

 

Contest Rules for Best Buy’s
iRobot Roomba 980 Contest

(the “Contest”)

October 23 to October 25, 2015

 

 

 

How to Enter

 

  1. No purchase necessary.
  2. Entries may be made between 12:00 noon PST on Friday, October 23 and 11:59 p.m. PST on Sunday October 25 (the “Contest Period”) in the following method:

     

    1. Leave a comment here on the iRobot Roomba 980 contest blog announcement telling us which one feature of this vacuum is your favourite:
    2. Leave a comment here on the iRobot Roomba 980 contest blog announcement telling us about your favourite robot from film or television.

 

  1. Only one entry per person per method of entry, for a total of 2 entries per person.. Participants making more entries than these two may be disqualified. Entries that are fraudulent are not permitted and will be declared invalid. 

 

Who Can Enter

 

  1. The Contest is open to residents of Canada who have reached the age of majority in their province of residence before the end of the Contest Period. Where an entrant is a minor, a parent or guardian who has reached the age of majority in his or her province of residence by the closing date of the Contest, must indicate acceptance of the Contest rules.
  2. The Contest is not open to employees of Best Buy Canada Ltd. (“Best Buy”), and its parent, subsidiaries, or affiliated companies, their advertising and promotion agencies, or their other representatives or agents, or anyone with whom any of the foregoing is domiciled.

 

The Prize

 

  1. There is one (1) prize available to be won: iRobot Roomba 980.  The total retail value of the prizes is approximately $1099.99.
  2. Prize must be accepted as awarded. The prize may not be sold, transferred and no component thereof is convertible to cash.
  3. Prize to be administered by Best Buy. All of the above Prize details are subject to change without notice at the Best Buy’s sole discretion.
  4. All other expenses not specified herein are the sole responsibility of the winner. 
  5. Prize are subject to the following restrictions:
  • Prize is non-transferable, non-exchangeable, and not redeemable for cash;
  • Prize must be accepted as awarded and may not be sold; and
  • Best Buy reserves the right to substitute any of the prize with a prize of equivalent retail value in the event the prize are not reasonably available at their discretion.

 

Contest Draw

 

  1. The contest will take place from October 23 at 12:00 noon PST until October 25 at 11:59 p.m. PST. Winner will be selected by random draw from all eligible comments made here on this blog announcement.  Draw will be made on October 26 at 10:00 a.m. PST at Best Buy’s office located at 8800 Glenlyon Parkway, Burnaby, BC, V5J 5K3. 
  2. Following the draw, the selected entrant will be contacted using the contact information on their blog profile.
  3. In order to receive a prize, the selected entrants must:
    1. Respond to the prize notification email or telephone call within forty-eight (48) hours of transmission;
    2. correctly answer, unaided, a time-limited, mathematical skill-testing question; and
    3. sign a declaration stating that he/she:
      1. has read, understands and complies with the Contest rules;
      2. releases and discharges Best Buy and its parents, subsidiaries affiliates, officers, directors, employees, and agents(collectively, the “Released Parties”) and
      3. consents to the announcement of the winner's name and the use by or on behalf of Best Buy of the winner's name, address, photograph, likeness, voice or statements, and/or use of winning room for advertising and promotional purposes without any further compensation to the winner.
  1. Should the prize winners fail to comply with any of the requirements set out in paragraph 13, their applicable prize will be automatically forfeited and another entrant will be selected by random draw.  
  2. The chances of winning a prize depends on the number of eligible entries received.

 

Consent to Personal Information Use and Disclosure

 

  1. By entering the Contest, participants consent to Best Buy’s collection, use and disclosure of the personal information provided in Contest entries for the administration of the Contest and in aggregated, non-personal form in order to create reports regarding Contest entrant demographics and consumer habits, which reports Best Buy’s may disclose to others.
  2. Participants who indicate on their entry form that they wish to receive Best Buy’s e-newsletter further consent to the collection, use, and disclosure of their personal information (including their email address) by Best Buy for the purpose of providing the e-newsletter.  Signing-up for the e-newsletter will not affect the odds of winning.

 

Disclaimer and Liability Exclusion

 

  1. Best Buy and its parent, subsidiaries and affiliates will not, under any circumstances, be responsible for, or liable to any Contest entrant or any other person for:
  • any erroneous, lost, damaged, late, incomplete, misdirected, deleted, defective, or altered Contest entries, regardless of the cause;
  • any failure for any reason whatsoever of the selected entrant to receive a prize notification email;
  • any changes in email addresses or email address assignments after Contest entry forms are submitted;
  • any computer, online, telephone, or technical malfunctions or errors that may occur, regardless of the cause; or
  • any damage or loss, including any loss of use, loss of production, loss of profits (anticipated or otherwise), loss of markets, economic loss, special, indirect or consequential loss or damage or punitive damages, whether in contract, tort or under any other theory of law or equity, arising from, connected with, or relating to the Contest or the submission of entries to the Contest or participation in the Contest or the Contest prize, or the use of the caweb site (including the downloading of any materials from that web site) and regardless of the cause or any negligence by Best Buy or anyone for whom Best Buy is responsible, and notwithstanding that Best Buy may have been advised of the possibility of such loss or damage being incurred.

 

Other Matters

 

  1. If for any reason the Contest is not capable of being conducted as intended by Best Buy, including due to computer viruses, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other cause that corrupts or interferes with the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the Contest, Best Buy may, at its sole discretion, disqualify any entrant responsible for such misconduct and cancel, terminate, modify, or suspend the Contest.
  2. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEB SITE OR INTERFERE WITH THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE CONTEST MAY BE A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS, AND BEST BUY RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES AND/OR OTHER RELIEF FROM ALL RESPONSIBLE PERSONS TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
  3. Return of any prize notification email as undeliverable may result in disqualification, and an alternate winner may be selected.
  4. Decisions of Contest judges in respect of any aspect of the Contest are final and binding on all entrants.
  5. Participation in the Contest constitutes acceptance and agreement to these Contest rules.
  6. Best Buy reserves the right, at their option, to publish the winner's name, address, photograph, likeness, voice or statements without any further compensation to the winner.
  7. The Contest is subject to all applicable federal, provincial and local laws and is void where prohibited by law. Best Buy may, where required by law, disclose contest entrant information to the government.  If any provision of these rules is found by any court of competent jurisdiction to be unenforceable, all other provisions will remain in full force and effect.
  8. Best Buy may, where required by law, disclose contest entrant information to the government.
  9. Any litigation respecting the conduct or organization of this publicity Contest may be submitted by a resident of the Province of Quebec to the Régie des alcools, des jeux et des courses for a ruling. Any litigation respecting the awarding of a prize may be submitted by a resident of the Province of Quebec to the Régie only for the purpose of helping the parties reach a settlement.  

 

 

Comments
by biggles1984
on ‎10-23-2015 02:42 PM
  • Aeroforce cleaning system: it will automatically detect when it changes from a floor surface to carpet and boost the suction to provide the cleaner power needed to capture the dirt hidden in carpet fibers Cuz I have hardwood and a rug and hate changing my vacume setting.
  • Would name it Cleanster
by CairineDoughertyStade
on ‎10-23-2015 02:43 PM

Pretty clever, will go back to recharge then return to the point it left off!

by CairineDoughertyStade
on ‎10-23-2015 02:43 PM

I think R2D2 is probably the best robot.

by asadzarrar
on ‎10-23-2015 02:46 PM

Recharge and Resume

because the Roomba returns to its charging station on its own and resumes operations once its battery is charged.

 

MAkes it 100% autonomous

by asadzarrar
on ‎10-23-2015 02:47 PM

ultron

by TerryDenisPerron
on ‎10-23-2015 02:47 PM

To beable to use my cell  to tell the Roomba 980 to start cleaning. Come home to a clean house.

 

R2D2 was my favorite

by skeetersden
on ‎10-23-2015 02:57 PM

I really like the Recharge and Resume feature as I am always forgetting to charge my gadets

by mcfulton5
on ‎10-23-2015 03:03 PM

I love the reset and recharge ability! You don't have to remember to plug the roomba in, it just does it by itself!

by skeetersden
on ‎10-23-2015 03:05 PM

The Robot from the TV series Lost in Space  was my first robot encounter on TV when I was a kid and he is still my favourite

by VivianMok
on ‎10-23-2015 03:09 PM

i would like to enter the contest tks it would great have a app to use the robot it would lile playing games when we cleaning the floor.!

by jak_7612
on ‎10-23-2015 03:09 PM

My favourite feature would be the iRobot HOME app.

by kderewianko
on ‎10-23-2015 03:10 PM

I have an older roomba and the new feature of " Recharge and Resume " would be fantastic to have.  

by mytaru
on ‎10-23-2015 03:10 PM

I really like the iRobot HOME app. If I find that I don't have time to vaccuum, or if I didn't get a chance to clean before leaving for vacation or work I can schedule it to clean from my phone and the floors will be clean by the time I get home.

 

by kderewianko
on ‎10-23-2015 03:11 PM

I would name the roomba TIME SAVER ONE.

by mytaru
on ‎10-23-2015 03:11 PM

My favorite robot is Wall-E. Such a cute little robot.

by Caligari
on ‎10-23-2015 03:19 PM

iRobot HOME app: forgot to vacuum? No problem. While you are still at the office you can use your smartphone to tell the Roomba 980 to start cleaning. Righteous!

by wishbig13
on ‎10-23-2015 03:19 PM

I like the recharge and resume feature since it will detect that it needs charging by itself and then also start cleaning again all by itself!

by PaulaConnors
on ‎10-23-2015 03:19 PM

My favorite feature would be that iknows when it's battery is low and goes back on it's own to recharge.  No finding it dead in the middle of the floor with the cleaning half done.

by PaulaConnors
on ‎10-23-2015 03:20 PM

R2D2 is my favorite.

by wishbig13
on ‎10-23-2015 03:20 PM

My fave robot is Robocop since he's a robot doing good deeds.

by ilya
on ‎10-23-2015 03:21 PM

The auto recharge feature is by far the coolest.

by jess1ca
on ‎10-23-2015 03:24 PM

I love the recharge and resume feature! That is so cool!

by srellok
on ‎10-23-2015 03:25 PM

Having an App to control my vacuum would be great!

by jess1ca
on ‎10-23-2015 03:26 PM

My favorite robot is Linguo from The Simpsons! Smiley Wink

by srellok
on ‎10-23-2015 03:26 PM

My favourite robot is R2D2

by nancy1boucher
on ‎10-23-2015 03:27 PM
Recharge and resume is my favorite feature.
by nancy1boucher
on ‎10-23-2015 03:27 PM
My favorite robot was twiggy from Buck Rogers. He was funny.
by jalmgiven
on ‎10-23-2015 03:37 PM

My favourite feature would be the iRobot Home App. The ability to turn it on from my phone would be great.

by jalmgiven
on ‎10-23-2015 03:38 PM

My favourite robot is Hymie from Get Smart

by CanEHdian09
on ‎10-23-2015 03:49 PM

I love the iRobot HOME app. Got guests coming over after work that you didn't expect? Vacuum while you're at work!

by downtownjuliebr
on ‎10-23-2015 03:49 PM

My favourite feature is Recharge and Resume feature.This is an amazing feature, I can focus on my other chores and leave the vacuming to iRobot. I don't have to worry about the power running out since it will automatically head back to the charging station and charge, then resume it's cleaning job. Brilliant!

by CanEHdian09
on ‎10-23-2015 03:49 PM

Favorite robot would be Bender. 

by jlamace
on ‎10-23-2015 03:50 PM

I love the app idea!

by jlamace
on ‎10-23-2015 03:50 PM

R2D2 is my favorite robot! I mean, I think he's everyone's! Smiley Happy

by Diamondchick60
on ‎10-23-2015 03:51 PM

My favourite feature of the iRobot Roomba 980 is that it can detect changing from carpet to hardwood/tile and adjust accordingly.  (Aeroforce cleaning system)  I have a very bad back and just the thought of having something like this Roomba do the vacuuming, instead of always having to ask my husband is a major major plus.   My favourite robot from the movies was R2D2 (Star Wars)

by MommaMac
on ‎10-23-2015 03:53 PM

Dog shedding time again so iRobot Roomba 980 would be welcome addition to the family.  Lots of features - best is iAdapt 2.0 Navigation.

 

by MommaMac
on ‎10-23-2015 03:55 PM

Roomba 980 not quite like Stars Wars amazing R2D2 but would be welcome in my home. 

by BradJorgy
on ‎10-23-2015 04:07 PM

A app to control the cleaning would be amazing 

by BradJorgy
on ‎10-23-2015 04:09 PM

My favourite robot is r2d2 but I think he roomba 980 could easily take his place Smiley Happy

by The Bestower tazzmay The Bestower
on ‎10-23-2015 04:10 PM

My favourite robot is  Wall-E.

by haroon89
on ‎10-23-2015 04:12 PM

My favourite feature is the automatic charging feauture. When the Roomba detects that its battery is getting low, it will return to its charging station, and once its battery is charged it will go back to where it left off cleaning and continue. I like this feature as I always seem to forget doing it( on my current vacuum) and in the end will forget to clean my house.

by The Bestower tazzmay The Bestower
on ‎10-23-2015 04:14 PM

My favorite feature is the app to run the iRobot

by haroon89
on ‎10-23-2015 04:15 PM

My favourite robot is R. Andrew Martin from the bicentennial man.

by Bookclub
on ‎10-23-2015 04:24 PM
The smart phone function is handy, beats a static schedule for me.
by Bookclub
on ‎10-23-2015 04:24 PM
Bender is the coolest robot.
by EmmalicePilz
on ‎10-23-2015 04:29 PM

My favorite feature would have to be the recharge and resume.  My favorite robot was a woman ahead of her time - Rosie from the Jestons!

by pxh121
on ‎10-23-2015 04:29 PM

"Recharge and Resume" is my favourite feature because it means the vacuuming will get done.

by pxh121
on ‎10-23-2015 04:30 PM

C3PO is my favourite film robot.

by NickyMarie
on ‎10-23-2015 04:32 PM

My favourite feature is being able to turn it on from a distance with my smartphone.

by Randy1
on ‎10-23-2015 04:33 PM

Love the app feature! Lots of times remember after leaving home that wanted to start vacuum .

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