Giveaway: Win an Electrolux TURBOPRO™ Stick Mixer

December 5, 2012

{Competition is now closed. Congratulations Robyn Little!}

The holiday countdown is officially on and to celebrate, I’m reaching into my Christmas sack a little early and brightening up someone’s kitchen with a new toy.

A few months ago my old stick blender died a pitiful death, which for a raging soup lover during winter, was friggin’ annoying. But as good timing would have it, a few weeks later, I was invited to check out a demo of the new Electrolux TURBOPRO™ stick mixer at Quay. Not something I usually do but I was on a serious mission for a replacement so I was eager to check it out. In a nutshell, this mixer churned out the most silkiest and smoothest purées and crushed ice and nuts without missing a beat. My old mixer retailed for nearly double the price and couldn’t even blend my soups without leaving tiny chunks *grumble grumble*

I was incredibly lucky to be given one of my own to take home and it has been such a good workhorse since. Once you go turbo-powered triple blades, you can never look back.

So thanks to Electrolux, I have one TURBOPRO™ mixer in a spanking watermelon colour to giveaway. This is the top of the range model that comes with the mini chopper bowl, the measuring beaker and a handy double whisk attachment.

To be in the running, leave a comment on this post by 11:59pm AEDT Tuesday 11th December and answer the question below. I’m in the mood for an entertaining story so I simply have to know:

What’s the worst Christmas present you’ve ever received?

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Terms and Conditions:

1) Prize on offer is 1 x Electrolux TURBOPRO™ stick mixer in watermelon. Sorry but competition is only open to Australian residents.

2) Competition ends 11:59pm AEDT Tuesday 11th December. You may only enter one answer so make it count!

3) Chance plays no part here. Winner will be chosen based on the quality of their answer and will be announced on the blog once confirmed.

4) Judges’ decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into regarding the result.

5) Winner will be notified via email by Thursday 13th December and will have 48 hours to reply with their name, address and contact number (purely for delivery information purposes and absolutely will not be shared or used for anything else). Failure to do so and another winner will be chosen immediately so make sure you use a valid email address, check your inbox and reply asap. I want to make sure that it reaches you by Christmas :D

6) Prize cannot be transferred or redeemed for cash.

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Full disclosure for your information: I only ever conduct giveaways for products that I’ve actually road tested and love so all opinions and words here are my own and were expressed willingly, honestly and happily. This giveaway was sponsored by Electrolux.

For stockists please call 1300 366 366. Electrolux TURBOPRO™ Stick Mixer (watermelon red includes mini chopper and double whisks) retails for $139.

RagingCravings December 11, 2012 at 16:27

My worst Christmas present was a crumpled up old foldable umbrella that was obviously free – it had some society’s logo printed on it and had obviously been used before…

Kess December 11, 2012 at 14:48

I am one of those girls who does not at all like pink. Mum puts it down to being dressed in it for my first 3 years. So two years ago at the work Christmas party, as we unveiled the annual Secret Santa gifts, I was truly appalled when I unwrapped a dreadfully hot pink set of travel accessories. But as there was no sign that this was a ‘joke’ gift, my workmates for the most part unaware of my pink-hatred, I had to coo and praise. Mostly to the effect of “OMG it’s so pink!”
Needless to say, I palmed that one off as soon as possible. Mum loved it.

PS Watermelon is a lovely colour ;)

Todd December 11, 2012 at 10:56

I received a suitcase… yay

Berti December 11, 2012 at 10:46

A bag of clothes pegs from a very close relative!!!!!

Crystal December 10, 2012 at 19:38

My nan gave my husband see-thru boxer shorts – I believe it was accidental as she couldn’t tell but still a bit awkward!

Julia December 10, 2012 at 19:15

A couple of years ago my sister decided to make Christmas lunch as her gift to the family. What we thought was a harmless meal turned out to be the worst Christmas present ever – food poisoning hit. So instead of ending the day with a nice Christmas dinner and general celebrations, we bickered into the night to see who could go to the toilet next!

Hazel @ The Cupcake Ballroom December 10, 2012 at 00:26

Having day off’s at work leading up to Christmas would’ve been the best present to me. When I was still working in the retail industry, it was horrendously busy with customers shopping for presents in the last minute. The day doesn’t get any merrier when customers are rude and disrespectful when you’re already cleaning up the mess they’ve made…and then finishing up your shift for staying back without being paid extra on top of your actual hours.

caroline t December 9, 2012 at 23:54

the worst Christmas present i’ve ever received was from my aunty last year. She gifted me a size XL dress (i’m a size 6!). But that is definitely not the worst part of it. The dress was a long sleeve, with the top half resembling a grizzly bear, covered in a long, brown hairy material. And the bottom half resembling a ballerina cross witches tutu. Needless to say it provided some laughs amongst the family.

isLa December 9, 2012 at 16:23

The worst Christmas present I ever received was a can of prescription diet cat food
not only was it humiliating knowing one of my colleagues thought I had a fat cat ,
I felt so low, like I wasn’t a responsible pet owner…

Luckily, I have had better Christmas presents since! :)

Three Cookies December 9, 2012 at 06:08

My worst (and also most funny) Xmas present was a simple Christmas card and gift voucher. The Christmas card was the card that I gave to my friend who recycled it by crossing off and switching the names. It is probably a good thing from the environmental perspective! Inside the card was a hand written gift voucher (IOU) for a very generous amount, redeemable one day before I received the card. So while the gift had no monetary value, the entertainment value was well worth it.

Carolyn G December 8, 2012 at 14:06

My mother i law once gave me a sweatshirt with a puffy winnie the pooh and glitter and yarn.It was the most atrocious thing ever,

missklicious December 8, 2012 at 09:35

I once received, from a Kris Kringle gift, a metallic lilac lipstick and Aquarius bear key ring (I’m an Aries!)

ROBYN LITTLE December 8, 2012 at 05:43

The “worst” Xmas present I got, when I was about 13, was my school uniforms for the coming new school year! Don’t know what possessed my mother, but I felt really cheated. I am pretty sure that was it too. Underwhelming to say the least, but I guess it was useful and got a lot of use. Hardly a consolation when you are 13!

Kindest regards,

Flick Your Food December 7, 2012 at 17:23

A few years ago my sister pointed out these Retro Garfield placements she wanted for Christmas so as a good sister I brought her them. The next year she re-gifted them to me without even realising. I did bring it up in a funny way one drunken night- most awkward moment!

Davina December 7, 2012 at 14:11

I love my husband and he has great taste (normally giving me beautiful handmade jewellery). One year he gave me a ‘suprise’ which was a small dancing doll on a spring to sit on my dash. She looked like one of the Supremes and was called – disco diva. I never have figured out what prompted that decision……. I guess I’ll find out if I have to tell him why I won this! Ha Ha. Merry Christmas everyone and thanks for sharing.

Daisy@Nevertoosweet December 7, 2012 at 11:27

The worse Christmas present I have ever received was a box full and I mean FULL of erasers… I was about 8 and I’m not sure why my mother’s friend thought it was a great idea to get me a full box of erasers…they weren’t even all pretty… I never collected them and I think I just left it in the box for a couple of years until my mother chucked it out hahaha

Thank you so much for this giveaway!

Amanda December 7, 2012 at 04:28

One year two of my friends decided to make rice crispy squares… either for fun or to give as gifts, I don’t think even they remember now. We don’t know how they did it, but they realized they made their rice crispies rock hard, so before it completely solidified they shaped it into a heart bigger than my head.. this thing was now shiney, massive, and literally as heavy as a rock. They then lugged it to my house as it was slurrying (a very wet snow, for those who are blessed enough to come from somewhere without winter), rang my doorbell, and presented me with my christmas gift: a glistening rice crispie treat that was mushy on the outisde and cast iron on the inside, essentially.

When I was incredulous as to what in the world I would do with such a gift, they decided to demonstrate to me its edibility by each gnawing on a lobe of the heart. 15 minutes later, the heart was still completely in tact and they each had given up. They suddenly dumped the ‘gift’ in my hands, screamed ‘merry christmas, we love you’ and ran off before I could give it back.

Either the best, or the worst, christmas gift ever–still can’t decide.

Mary Ann D December 6, 2012 at 12:02

Banana pins (jewelery) with moving eyes. Thery were hideoue. Also a sweater that felt greasy. Never wore wither of them.

Cassandra December 6, 2012 at 11:11

My worst present was given to me about four years ago by a guy who I had been dating. I’d carefully selected a fairly thoughtful gift for him (which he loved) and excitedly opened what he had given me. I was speechless – it was the most hideous, unattractive nightgown I have ever seen – pastel pink with frilled edging and the piece de resistance of a huge picture of a dog (!) on the front. You’re probably thinking “hey, that’s not that bad” but my powers of description fail me – this thing was HIDEOUS! Showcasing it to my friends later, they were in hysterics that he had actually paid for such a garment. He subsequently dumped me soon after (by the age-old method of just never calling again) but the present was obviously a sign that we were not meant to be. Luckily I was able to take it back to the shop and exchange it for a MUCH nicer one!

Tina @ bitemeshowme December 6, 2012 at 09:30

The worst present I’ve ever received was from a secret santa about 3 years ago. I got chicken in a biscuit (bascially crackers). What’s worse was that it was meant to be a $20 gift limit. Had I got maybe 4 or 5 boxes it wouldn’t have been so bad but I got the one. I didn’t even eat it. I left it behind.. was cursing Santa that year.

Felicia @ Next Stop: Food December 5, 2012 at 22:57

The first thing that sprung to my mind was my mum’s re-gifted box of white chocolate. She knows that I don’t like white chocolate but thought the purple packaging will compensate for the fact that it’s not dark chocolate. What’s worse was that she opened that present in front of me and said that she doesn’t like white chocolate.. uh.. thanks mum?

Gi December 5, 2012 at 21:34

Five Christmases ago, a guy friend I’ve had a huge crush on since high school came home from overseas and rang to catch up, saying that he had a little something for me from his trip. My mind ran wild with giddy possibilities – could it be an exotic souvenir, or an exquisite box of artisanal chocolate, or something, anything that was so carefully selected it meant he was also thinking of me! Excitedly, I met up with him, still fantasising about confessions that may possibly come after the gift-giving. I handed over my present – a dainty pack of laboriously prepared orange peel dipped in dark chocolate. He, in turn, brought out a tangled heap of fluoro-green ID lanyards, exclaiming, “Here, take one! I got them from the tour guide. He had so many left over! Cool eh?” Yes, a lanyard, emblazoned with the tour group’s logo. An gaudy strip of bright green nylon that strangled my teenage romantic dreams – undoubtedly the worst Christmas gift ever.

Dumpling Love December 5, 2012 at 19:59

The worst present? hmm..well it’s not really bad, but just made for an awkward present-opening time. One of my friends gave me a candle set…doesn’t sound so bad, right? Well, it was exactly the same as the one my friend and I gave her for her birthday that year…so we were sure she had re-gifted the gift that I (half) gave her. Was slightly awkward.

JJ - 84thand3rd December 5, 2012 at 17:29

Ok, so the worst Christmas gift ever was my current stick blender. Don’t get me wrong, it was a brilliant gift at the time – my favorite that year as a matter of fact – but after 2 years of constant abuse it broke about a week or so ago. I have puree to make for pies and nuts to grind for cookies so therefore, not such a good gift anymore. Also, following the exact same theme, the worst wedding gift was the mini food processor/chopper that broke two nights ago at the hands of almonds and sesame seeds. Not even kidding. Then there was this one time I got a magazine rack…

Dorothea December 5, 2012 at 15:47

I come from a family of eight, so we literally lived from paycheck to paycheck when we were growing up. I can remember one distinct Christmas when my two younger sisters each received a new doll; but when I opened my gift, I was staring at last year’s doll cleaned up and outfitted with new clothes. I guess as the oldest girl (there were 3 girls and 3 boys), I was expected to understand that money was tight and we couldn’t all get new toys. I understand that now as an adult, but I will never forget the hurt and disappointment as experienced as a young child.

nags December 5, 2012 at 15:10

christmas is not big in my family since we are hindus but i remember this one year, an over-enthusiastic friend of mine decided to make christmas gifts for all her girl friends. we were 22 and she made us all wear handmade friendship bands made of wool! they were thick, the colours were bright, and… well, let’s just say she’s not the most talented craftsperson. A bunch of us girls were forced to wear these all though the holidays and for some (thankfully not me), the wool faded with time and some of the colour ran on to their clothes!

But at the end of the day, it’s the thought that counts, eh? :)

Michelle V December 5, 2012 at 15:06

A cd of The Tinlids christmas carols!
You know, The Tinlids – Jimmy Barnes’ kids.
Or are you like me and have no idea who they are/were. What a terrible gift!!!!!

Amanda@Chewtown December 5, 2012 at 14:57

The worst present I was ever given was last Christmas and it was a dustpan and brush. Seriously! Even better…. it was given to me by my SISTER?! It was a dustpan and brush in the shape of a princess and at first I thought she was joking but then she had a serious look on her face and to this day has never produced the ‘real’ present I have been expecting.

Joyce Obrien December 5, 2012 at 14:52

A subpoena from my ex.

Sue December 5, 2012 at 14:27

My worst Christmas pressie sounds made up, but I assure you it’s not! Two years ago, I got a musical toilet paper holder. Yep, it plays a lovely tune (greensleeves – as in Mr Whippy tune!) every time the roll turns around. As I got it from my housemate, I had to actually use it! It drove me mad and was very embarrassing. But it ‘mysteriously’ broke when it got knocked over by the plumber a few months later (ok, the plumber was unblocking the drain, and I may have asked him to help me out a little…..)

Barbara Good December 5, 2012 at 13:58

To be honest I’ve never received a truly terrible gift but my daughter has. For her second Christmas she was given a Barbie princess pack thing, not only was she way too young for it but I detest Barbie and everything it stands for and was aghast when she opened it. Of course this was the thing she fell in love with much to my horror.

Katie December 5, 2012 at 13:36

This was at once literally the worst present I’ve ever received, but at the same time one I can’t possibly complain about, so I share this from a place of love. I used to tutor a lovely refugee family and at Christmas time they gave me a gift. It was a plaster of paris decorative bowl of fruit…. and every piece of fruit was exactly the same size. So each grape was the same size as each banana and pineapple….. very surreal. And beyond garish. The kids had obviously spent what little pocket money they had on it so it was a lovely gesture. But something that was a bit strange to keep on display. I did for years and then tucked it away when we moved house. Just last week my hubby stumbled across it and I discovered it in our guest room :-)

Chris Lawson December 5, 2012 at 12:02

As a teenager I went snooping, as you do, to find Christmas presents and came across a parcel which was red and fluffly. Without opening I ASSUMED, and you know that that makes as ass of you and me !!! Which it did – thought it was red fluffy slippers. Couldn’t wait to open on Christmas morning & to my surprise when I did ir was a red HAT !! Never snooped again !! :) Your lovely Red Electrolux Turbo STick is still red and would more than make up for my worst Christmas present . Thanks for a great giveaway Cheers Chris

Cakebaker December 5, 2012 at 12:01

My worst gift was a ‘re-gifted’ box of chocolates which was then out of the use by date!!

Sarah December 5, 2012 at 11:40

A shaving kit for my dog. If this person knew me at all (and they really should have) they would have known that I am not now, nor will I ever be, the type of person who clippers their own dog. Woeful!

lee December 5, 2012 at 11:30

a door stop!

ciel December 5, 2012 at 10:08

The worst Christmas pressie I received last year………..was a set of Yellow Pages Telephone Books that I had lent my neighbour some 8 months prior & she forgot to return it to me…..until it was Christmas…..all wrapped up beautifully…….a cheap surprise!!

robert j December 5, 2012 at 10:04

A Breville Stick Mix – never works – would love the Electrolux version – so much more superior!

Zoe December 5, 2012 at 09:13

I think the worst present I’ve ever received was a HUGE fluoro-yellow and green wetsuit material pencil case. It was from my friend who was in the same year as me in high school, and I had specifically asked her for a pencil case, so I really had to use it. My social awkwardness at that stage didn’t help me out either – I said ‘Oh thankyou! Maybe I can cover it with some material.’ Gah! How terribly ungracious.

Maneesha Pradhan December 5, 2012 at 09:09

Wrapping paper. It was a good thought on the persons part thinking they were helping me for the next year. Just caught me by surprise.

Alfred December 5, 2012 at 08:08

There is no worst present. All presents come with some thought and all are appreciated.

Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar December 5, 2012 at 06:17

A volcano maker. I was 21…lol.

Lorena December 5, 2012 at 06:14

I’ve never received a truly terrible gift for Christmas, but I did receive one that was, at the least, highly offensive to me at the time. When I was 10, an aunt I didn’t see often gifted me with a copy of Curious George – the kids’ book. But I was 10 … so it was a LOT young for me, and I was so offended that this aunt thought my reading skills were that poor. Looking back, it may have just been she didn’t realize how old I had gotten, because I was quite small for my age, but at the time – whoo boy!

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