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Due to special regulations, we have been informed that today’s giveaway is only for U.S. members. We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience to all of our international members, and hope that you will participate in the majority of this month’s giveaways that are available to everyone.

Welcome to Day 18 of our Holiday Giveaway! Win a Focus Iron from Rowenta! Comment on this blog article by 10AM (EST) Monday, December 19th to be entered to win!

Focus iron features:

– 3-way auto shutoff turns iron off in 8 minutes if left vertical and 30 seconds if left horizontal or tipped over

- 400 microsteam holes for perfect steam distribution

- Extra large 10 oz. transparent water tank with graduation lines for precise readings

- Large thermostat knob

- Scratch-resistant soleplate, comfort handle and soft touch rear for extra stability

Comment to Win: How would a new Focus iron help you prep for the holidays?


This giveaway is sponsored by Rowenta

Please note: If selected as a winner, any personal information you provide to receive your prize in this giveaway is subject to the sponsor’s privacy rules. These may differ from BurdaStyle’s rules, so please review the rules before entering your information. BurdaStyle is not responsible for the handling of your data in connection with this giveaway.

[Update 12/19/11] – Congratulations to member veronicareed for winning the Holiday Giveaway Day 18!


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    Dec 18, 2011, 02.54 PMby lpninpaingmailcom

    I could make a cloth garland for my tree. Right now I have an iron that doesn’t have a steam feature any more do to a cracked tank. I could also make clothing for my nieces and nephews

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    Dec 18, 2011, 02.52 PMby corvus

    I think we’re quickly running out of prep time (and I have few, if any, holiday plans- I suppose I could make sure my scrubs are neat for work on Christmas?), but I’d certainly be using it on the fabric I’m buying myself for Christmas.

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    Dec 18, 2011, 02.49 PMby kallers

    I’m currently making a tree skirt, and my iron just cant seem to steam it properly.

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    Dec 18, 2011, 02.12 PMby ErikaB3

    my iron is currently on the way out and this new one would help me be sure that my fabric/seams are getting properly pressed.

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    Dec 18, 2011, 02.06 PMby thisdamselflies

    My current iron is from the “free pile” my roommates and I had in the last house I lived in (which means it wasn’t high quality to begin with), and it’s at least 6 years old. I ironed a skirt with it for a holiday party yesterday, and it took forever, since that iron’s so shoddy. A new one would help me get out the door on time, and it would also help out with my handmade Christmas gifts!

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    Dec 18, 2011, 02.00 PMby catran

    I would finally iron those wrinkled tops and dresses I’ve been wanting to wear for the holiday season!

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    Dec 18, 2011, 01.48 PMby miaow

    This iron would help my press the holiday gifts I’ve made and help out with the ones I’m frantically trying to finish!

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    Dec 18, 2011, 01.43 PMby joen

    The Mercedes of Iron’s would help with pressing holiday tablecloths, expert pressing of my Christmas sewing gifts, and pressing my holiday outfit!

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    Dec 18, 2011, 01.41 PMby sol9design

    If I had the Rowenta Focus I could finally make the world around me wrinkle free. My 10 year old, $20 iron has done its best to get rid of wrinkles but could never quite get rid of the really deep creases in heavier fabrics. It would be wonderful to actually have an iron that could handle the work I give it!

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    Dec 18, 2011, 01.41 PMby veronicareed

    There is so much ironing to do over the holidays. Dresses to press, tablecloth and napkins to iron, not to mention all those last minute gifts I’m sewing my fingers off to finish! The Focus iron would make all that press work a breeze! The flocked taffeta wouldn’t know what hit it.

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    Dec 18, 2011, 01.35 PMby Laurie Moran

    My current iron was forgotten by my roommate when she moved out of an apartment I lived in 10 years ago. It is really time for a new one. With my new Focus iron, I would make a tablecloth for my dining room table in time for my New Year’s party.

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    Dec 18, 2011, 01.16 PMby heidilea

    I could finally iron my husband’s shirts and make that wool skirt I’ve been wanting to have for the holidays. My cat knocked my old iron off the board and cracked it, so all the water leaks out onto whatever I’m working on.

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    Dec 18, 2011, 01.03 PMby sigridjakob

    I’d use a new Rowenta Focus iron to tackle an ironing job I’ve been too scared to do with my old iron – take down all my kinda-crinkly curtains, wash them, and then iron them back to their former beauty and rehang. That would make such a difference.

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    Dec 18, 2011, 12.49 PMby mrempert

    First off, the auto shut offs would be so beneficial for me, I have two very curious animals, that like to knock things over and knock into things, especially where ever I am. I’d use it to iron some very delicate linens and my curtains. The curtains especially could really use and iron.

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    Dec 18, 2011, 12.49 PMby Margaret Hadam-Hay

    I would be able to iron the linens and napkins for the table setting and since this has an automatic shutoff if tipped over or horizontal, I wouldn’t have to worry that anything would be damaged if I needed to run to my son.

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    Dec 18, 2011, 12.49 PMby downhighway61

    I would make everything wrinkle free… clothes, sheets, curtains, my face, the cat….

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    Dec 18, 2011, 12.48 PMby dyeabolical

    Since my other iron (a 12 year old Laurastar) was taken apart by hubby in an effort to “repair” it, and we really don’t have the cash lying around to just go out and buy another quality iron, I might actually be able to get a few more things completed. Like making me a new pair of pants. For me, as all the other gifts are done enough. Girls requested little top hat fascinators for wearing on New Years, but I hesitate to even start without an iron.

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    Dec 18, 2011, 12.45 PMby Karen Caron

    Well my 25+ year old iron stopped working just last week so this would help me a great deal with all the ironing I need to do! I would love a new Rowenta iron!

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    Dec 18, 2011, 12.29 PMby photodoll

    I would be able to iron a blouse and pants instead of put them in the dry. And make the seams of my outfits im making more flat with an iron…The new Focus seems to be the right shape and weight so you are not getting tired….My husband seen the picture and he would like one toooo…

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    Dec 18, 2011, 12.20 PMby reLYME

    Considering the iron I currently own is a iron I bought ten years ago for a little under $20, this Focus iron would help me tremendously. For one thing, I have been trying to make curtains for a friend of mine using quite a durable fabric. the iron would help me press the seams, as I’ve been struggling with that. To be honest, I was trying to DIY a couple of dresses for some of my friends, but since my iron is, how you say, lame, I didn’t think I would be able to handle the task. If I had a new Focus iron, I am sure I could whip some up really quickly!

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    Dec 18, 2011, 11.53 AMby careylin

    I’d probably start using the iron on my linens and a few presents I’m still wrapping up. However, I love Rowenta irons so much that I might ask to iron guests’ clothing. Thinking that might not go over so well…

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    Dec 18, 2011, 11.36 AMby arwencayton

    I would use the new Focus iron for our dresses and all my table linens. I would use it on all my holiday orders for Christmas.

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