Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Simple Fit Giveaway!

Please note this giveaway event is now closed.
The post provides my review of this product which I 100% endorse!
You will love how these shades install and work!


If you see this symbol, this means I have tried the product and fully endorse it.

The following offers a full review on Simple Fit shades and a video on how I installed the product.

The giveaway event is now closed.



 Dear blind bracket: 

You will never be my BBF. 

Sincerely yours, venetian blind detester.

Window blinds of all types are not new to me. I've had them in many of my previous homes. And four things have ALWAYS stood in my way from liking them.

1. I don't like looking through them all day.


2. They're clunky to scooch up out of the way.


3. They are fiddly to clean.


4. Installing is a royal pain.

In fact, NONE of my windows in my current home even HAVE blinds of any kind, for all of the above reasons. I. JUST. DON'T. LIKE. THEM.

BUT. Our needs required privacy and room darkening features in some rooms. So I was rather stuck. And chose to do nothing because I didn't know WHAT to do.


And then, the clouds parted, the angels sang and Dave from Simple Fit became my super hero!

Ok, you know I jest. That isn't Dave. But that's how this whole story makes me feel with how these custom shades managed to solve my problems.

So, what makes the Simple Fit system so special anyway?

I actually came up with three reasons.


#1. They install FAST. 

Know why? They don't have hardware. Isn't that crazy?

 Once the shades  arrived, they sat in the boxes. I truly wasn't eager to tackle them.  And then when I bit the bullet and just did it, I laughed. Because it was so ridiculously easy!!! I kid you not. And I'll show you how it's done in a moment.


2. They really REALLY darken your room!

You have a choice of light filtering or black-out. My son has trouble falling asleep during the long summer nights so I chose the black-out. And oh my GOSH is the room dark! He adores that!

As for me? If they were in my room I'd go the light filtering route. Isn't it nice to have that option?


3. They scooch out of my way!

I sooooo detest looking through traditional blinds. I like privacy by night and window with view by day. Better yet? These go up easily with a one finger touch. How cool is that?

And you know what? I'm gonna show you just how I installed them.

Dave asked if I could videotape my experience installing the shades and you KNOW how foreign that is to me. :)  Kidding! Any chance to work with video editing software I consider a scream, so here you are!  Flubs and all. :)

And.. the first window in the video is the same window you see in the above pic. The editing program shrinks your window viewing area which I didn't know. Whoops! No worries. You'll see more on window #2.





So, wanna get in on some of this action? I'd bet you do!

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When you first get to Simple Fit's website, you land on this page. (visit HERE)


 Check out the options

 Simple Fit offers you all kinds of different custom shades at different price points with different features. So it pays to read what each type of shade offers. But just know, they all install easily, requiring no hardware, but rather, by means of either peel and stick or spring loaded, which mine had.


 Dave was very generous and sent me the higher end cellular shades and their features are:
  • spring loaded install system
  • aluminum rails
  • cordless (excellent for kiddos!)
  • honeycomb insulating cells made from spun linen
  • snow or cream
  • light filtering or black-out
~ The Giveaway ~
    And here's where you come in! Dave is offering one of you one Cellular shade so you can also give them a try too! You just wait. You are gonna LOVE these. I'm giddy for ya. :)

    Value - $99-$253! (depending on size and type)
      
    Minimum width of 19 inches.
    Maximum width of 64 inches.
    Maximum length of 72 inches.
    How to enter the giveaway:


    In comments, tell us what intrigues you most about these shades or why you desire to give them a whirl yourself, and you're in!


    Follower or subscriber of the blog   Funky Junk? Comment to enter again!

    (1 entry for following the BLOG, not Facebook)


    Blog, Facebook or tweet about the giveaway, and comment to enter again!

    (must ADVERTISE to get this entry)


    Follow or 'like' Redi-Shade on Twitter or  Facebook and enter again!

    (1 entry)

    Giveaway event will be open for 1 week and winner will be chosen by random.org. 
    Email or blog contact must be avail to deem a winner.


     Simple Fit is sold in the States but now will also ship to Canada!


     I'm super happy with my new shades! They're up, they're pretty and they work!!

    Dave, even if you don't wear a cape, you're still a super hero in my book :)


    Good luck friends!

    Sept 2011 promo - 'like' Simple Fit on Facebook to get a 20% discount!



    Please note this giveaway event is now closed.
    The post provides my review of this product which I 100% endorse!
    You will love how these shades install and work!


    106 comments:

    1. I would LOVE one of these shades for my guest room. I made a simple lined curtain to block the light but now the only way to get light in is to pull the curtain completely out of the window! I hate hanging blinds and the idea of something that just springs into place (and stays there!) is so cool. Thanks for the opportunity to win and try one!

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    2. And I am a follower! By the way, your video for the blinds was the best I have seen(there have been several)...and I am NOT just saying that! :)

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    3. I am a follower! What a great product. I would love to have one of these for a window in our family room-- then my daughters would stop pinning blankets to the window frame when they want to watch a movie...

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    4. I'm a new "liker" of Redi Shade on Facebook.

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    5. I luv these....so simple to put up....I would luv to try them in my bedroom.

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    6. I am a regular follower from the USA

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    7. These are awesome! Love your video, we are moving soon and will need to get new shades, so I am really happy to get this info :)Thanks!

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    8. I am a follower, thanks for the chance :)

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    9. Oh my! I would love to have one of these wonderful shades for my "new' kitchen! I haven't had any blinds up there for years, because when I open the blinds, the cord hangs down in the sink!
      count me in! yay!
      gail

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    10. follow you on your blog and on fb! why wouldn't I?
      pick me!
      gail

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    11. These shades are too cool. So easy to install, and seem to go up and down so smoothly. I'm thinking they'd work real well in my bathroom and/or my kitchen.

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    12. Oh yeah, and I'm a big time follower of Funky Junk Interiors

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    13. I love the idea of the shades blacking out my baby girl's bedroom when she's trying to nap during the day.

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    14. I'm a follower of your blog and love it! :-)

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    15. Love the shades!! Installation looks so easy and the shades are attractive, too.

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    16. Love your blog. I've been a follower for quite a while and always look forward to your posts.

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    17. ...love this look great for my daughters (black out neeeded!) room...Thanks for the tip!...even will consider this if I don't happen to be the winner!

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    18. Wheeeeeeeeeee, another giveaway of something I really want! I live in an apartment. The miniblinds (*spit*) in my office window are not just stuck in the up and CROOKED mode, they're also terribly filthy (because I can't get them DOWN, don't you see). I'm highly intrigued by the apparent ease of raising and lowering these SimpleFit blinds, plus, if I had a room-darkening, I might actually be able to sit in my office in the morning without FRYING to death! (Through lined drapes, no less!)

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    19. Also, I'm a stalker. Oops! Follower! I mean follower! :)

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    20. ooh I have been stalking these shades for a while now. totally love how easy they are to install and the fact they are not plastic, oh the gawd awful noise those make in the wind... like nails on a chalk board. Also love how purdy they are inside the window sooo need one for my sad kitchen window, it gets to like a THOUSAND degrees in the afternoon in my kitchen!

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    21. I am a HAPPY follower!!! Love your blog!

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    22. I blogged!
      http://collectionsfrommyheart.blogspot.com/2010/10/redi-shade-giveaway-at-funky-junk.html

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    23. Ok- you must read my mind. I need to get a shade for a larger window upstairs and you know what is holding me back? Installing it! So I totally think this is the bestest idea EVER! Pick me.

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    24. And I posted about it on my home reno blog: homestory-anita.blogspot.com

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    25. I'm a loyal follower of the blog.

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    26. Great video and I LOVE these blinds. They look so easy to install and no strings!!! I also like how they go up and down...cool.

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    27. I shared the giveaway and this post on my Facebook page!

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    28. And...I "liked" Redi Shades on Facebook. Hope I win!! :-)

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    29. I just had fun watching your video:) Made me laugh outloud-all the sound effects. Looks easy to me! {Thanks for sharing-way cool}

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    30. I love the ones that actually black out the room,, totally need those. Very cool!

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    31. I posted about the giveaway on my facebook as well,, Thanks

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    32. I love these new blinds/shades! All I have in our home are the original beige color blinds that came with the house. Probably from 1985 like our house. :/
      EWWW They're gross & old! I, like you can't stand things over my windows. Thank goodness I have woods behind me also, because most of the windows are naked! LOL
      I'd really like to try these, especially in my son's "loft" bedroom where it's very light all the time. (poor kid)

      Thanks Donna!

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    33. These blinds are fantastic. I love not having to deal with hardware, especially since I have to hang these myself. I also love how these raise and lower (since I'm a sunlight lover too)
      If I win, I'm going to use it in my breakfast room which faces directly East and gets too much sun mid-morning--right now I have this temporary curtain that isn't doing anything but gives me a sense of privacy at night.

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    34. I would love to try these out. I want to be rid of the dust 2' blinds I have and have something that will go all the way up with no cords!

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    35. I would love to try the black out style, the sun is very bright in our bedroom on the weekends. Plus the cats wouldnt be able to destroy it as easily as the last one we tried.

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    36. I'm a subscriber, and I follow.
      chelsea

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    37. Okay. THis is what I've been waiting for...no hardware! Now, I can take down the paper shades in the bathroom! Woo Hoo!
      Yes, I'm a follower.

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    38. Oh, Dear Funky Donna...I couldn't imagine NOT following you...you are such an inspiration!! I love this shade. I'm like you, LET THE LIGHT IN, and I actually have no curtians for that reason and because my windows are still in need of trim! But another fave is looking at the stars once my head hits the pillow. That makes me think of all my loved ones looking down from Heaven, and gives me such a sense of peace before dozing off for the night. Curtains wouldn't allow that!!

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    39. We're getting our nursery together and I would love these shades to darken the room when needed.

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    40. Hi Donna, you completely CRACK ME UP! you should really consider film...I could just keep watching you and it was only about blinds??? Great editing, ps love the before and after wrinkle editing in your other photo, which you don't need to do btw, I still woulda said "she's 48? my god you look good! Oh and I am from Canada, and understand I cannot win these blinds : ( Stacey

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    41. I just found your blog and would love these for my gameroom. We have our tv up there and would love the darkening shades.

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    42. I follow your blog!
      Patty
      nuestrasaventurasentexas.com

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    43. I would love to have blinds that I can istall myself!! I would be so proud!!

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    44. Amazing! I want to try out the easy installation.

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    45. Wow! I would love to try these for my living room. I don't have a pet hair problem, I have a child problem! My dare-devil son decided to use the cords as a spider web, and well... this ended in a trip to the ER and perma-open blinds due to cut strings so there are no more accidents. These would fix the spider web problems :-)
      lilsmurfette_03@yahoo.com

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    46. Following you w. GFC
      lilsmurfette_03@yahoo.com

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    47. Following redishade on twitter @vileramblings

      lilsmurfette_03@yahoo.com

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    48. I would love these in my kitchen, I have been looking for something to use for privacy but that would not be hanging there all day. What a fantastic installation system!!!! no tools! YAY!

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    49. Hi, from Rome, Italy.

      I only today realized that you were from BC, Canada. We were in Vancouver for 5 years r so... and must agree with you: NNNNEEEEEEEEEED every ray of sunlight you can get in that neck of the woods.

      Needless to say, we moved to Italy by choice. It's chaos, but it's beautiful. Can't say it never rains, but can say that almost every day the sun shines! And I/we love it.

      Love your blog, btw 1.
      and btw 2. why don't you enter a nifty tutorial one and a while (once a week) with us at our tutorial linky party. your ideas would be so, so welcome, as well, I truly dig fun junk aka upcycling with style.

      have a good one!

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    50. Ok outside of States and no shadeless windows in my house (I think). But I just want you to know you're a hoot and the reason I am asking a little video camera or something for Christmas :-)

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    51. What intrigues me? How easy they are to install and to push up and pull down. I want to try them out for myself!

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    52. no hardware == no tools requires == not much work

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    53. i'm a follower and i love ready your blog

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    54. I love this shade... we need a shade for the motorhome and it is very difficult to install one due to fixed valances... this would be the perfect solution.

      Although as you know I live in Canada... BF lives in the states so I could have it shipped there, does that count? Oh please say yes.

      Thanks for a great give away Donna, nice presentation. You have me sold.

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    55. I am also a long time follower... oh I really, really need this.

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    56. I desperately need shades in my bedroom but, being single, I've been afraid to install any. I think I can do these!!!!

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    57. I need one of these shades for my guest room. I have an old shade in there, but it is not room darkening. I don't have a lot of money for really good draperies, so I need a good shade. Thanks, Ann

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    58. You've just narrowed down my year+ search for a good shade for the odd guest room window. If nothing else, thanks for that! Thanks for the great opportunity to participate.

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    59. I'm a long-time follower via RSS feed.

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    60. I "liked" Redi-Shade on FB, but I like them off of FB, too ;-}

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    61. I would love one of these shades for my garden window!

      Thank you for the opportunity to win!

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    62. These would be great for my new Mom Cave!

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    63. Love that there is no hardware to install!!! As our fancy-name shades wear out, will replace with these. Thanks for the great video clip!

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    64. I'm a "no hassle" kind of girl and these shades look like something I could tackle! I would love to try them for myself and I have a bathroom window screaming for one!

      wissyka@hotmail.com

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    65. I'm also a daily follower of FJI blog, absolutely LOVE it!

      wissyka@hotmail.com

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    66. This giveaway is now closed. Thanks to all who entered! Watch for the winner announcement shortly! :)

      Donna

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    67. Hi, Donna

      I a m a follower of your blog

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    68. The Shade is a one click system, with no screws and mounting brackets. I love the fact it has not strings as well. This is important with having little ones.

      Thanks for this giveaway.

      Vanessa

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    69. Posted this giveaway on my Facebook page. Homesweetbutterfly

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    70. So sorry Vanessa! I share this link on occasion because of the review. The giveaway portion is no longer active. However I have plans to do another event with Simple Fit hopefully soon!

      Donna

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