If you have ever taken a Psychology or Marketing/Communications course, you probably know that commercials and advertisements are never selling a product. They are selling something intangible: love, friendship, romance, safety, etc.
After all, if a company can get you to believe that their product will truly bring you satisfaction or spontaneity or sexiness, then you will be more likely to buy it. Deceiving? Perhaps. But it works like a charm.
Unfortunately, most products can't live up to those sky-high expectations...which is why so many people end up with "buyer's remorse." You buy the product and realize that those shoes really didn't turn you into a fashionista with a charming personality or that cleaning spray really didn't transform your home into the spic-n-span haven you had imagined.
Protect-A-Bed, however, is one company that really gives you what it promises. They're selling "peace-of-mind" and "better sleep"...and I can say that the mattress protectors really have provided our family with both. These waterproof protectors are non-"crinkly," super soft, AND machine-washable.
So, if your baby throws up or your toddler has an accident or if you're pregnant and your water breaks while you sleep, you don't have to worry your pretty-little-head about that pricey mattress you're sleeping on. Thanks to P-A-B, you can just strip the sheets and put new ones on - without having to try to soak up the "yuck" as quick as can be (and - really - does scrubbing the spot with a towel truly work to eliminate odors and such? I think not...).
I have written about Protect-A-Bed in the past (you can click on the following links to read about why I think the pads are especially great for co-sleepers and potty training tots) because it's a product that I truly believe in.
Retailing between $59.99 and $149.99 depending on the size and style you select, P-A-B mattress protectors are sold online and at a variety of mattress retailers.
WIN IT! One winner will have his/her choice of an AllerZip Mattress Protector, a Premium Mattress Protector, OR a Crib Mattress Protector in the size of his/her choice...PLUS a Premium Pillow Protector. To enter, leave a comment on this post prior to Sunday, February 15 at midnight (Don’t forget to follow the rules…all generic comments like “Enter me!,” “Love it,” and “Cool stuff!” will be disqualified.). * Winner must provide a U.S. mailing address.
*UPDATE* The winner is #155 Chrysa. Congratulations!
I would like tp protect the mattress for the next baby
ugh great idel I have no protection on my bed or it would be nice for when the little one gets older to move to a crib =]
We had one for my son due to allergies but Thanks to some friends moving, we are waiting for a new bedroom set for him. He will be moving up into a queen bed. So it would great to get a new queen size one for him.
My husband has horrible allergies and asthma, this would be great for him.
My mattress protector is so old it is misshapen from so many washings and barely fits. So please count me in.
These products are great. I've checked out their website and think they would do wonders for my allergies. Or at least help me sleep much better.
My 7 year old daughter suffers from asthma and allergies and I would love the mattress protector for her full size bed.
These mattress covers sound like a terrific idea! Allergies are a big problem in our household. Just the thought of dust mites is making me squirm at my desk! This is one necessary item which seems to go on the bottom of the list of things to purchase. I always think, one of these days I’ll go out and find something to protect our mattresses, and then I never do. It would be wonderful to win these, and then spread the word on how they work.
Thanks so much for a great giveaway!
Zippered Mattress Protector - Terry Cloth in Queen would be my pick!
I would love to try the mattress protector, since my allergies are really bad this winter. Thanks for having the contest!
My husband has tons of allergies so this sounds great, thanks!
I have asthma so bed protectors have been in place for a long time.
I've been looking for crib mattress protectors. These sound like they fit the bill perfectly!
The pillow protectors are so important since the face is literally on pillows every night.
I have been wanting to try one of these to see if it helps with my alergies
We really need mattress protectors in our home. I would love to get pillowcase covers too, someday. UGH. ONE DAY. HAHA.
Thanks for the chance!
This is wonderful. We have a desperate need in our "in restoration" home!
My kids have allergies, so this would be perfect for them!
I really would love the allerzip cover. I have bad allergies and really would use it.
Thanks for entering me! Great Contest!
we could really use this as I have eczema, thanks!
The allergy version be great. We're allergic to so many things and mattresses are the perfect breading ground for germs and allergens. Like most people we can't afford to replace our mattress as often as we like but it would be great to have one of these covers to seal everything away!
My husband has really bad allergies. We've used some pillow protectors before, but the mattress covers are so expensive. We're talking about getting a new mattress in the near future, so it'd be great to start out fresh with protection!
It is horrifying to think of all the skin flakes and dust mite detritus that accumulate in an unprotected mattress. I shudder at the thought.
I like the fact that the premium cover regulates your body temperature. I am always too hot or too cold, and would love a product that could help that be regulated so I could get a better night's sleep.
This would be great helping with our allergies! Thanks!
I learned my lesson a few years ago when my grandson stayed overnight with me. I thought everything would be ok but I guess the stress of not being at home got to him and we had an accident that left a rather large stain on the mattress. Now I keep protectors on all the mattresses although they are cheapo ones not nice like this one.
I could really use this protector my LO's crib when she's born. I want to keep her healthy and safe at all times, but what mom doesn't?
this would be great protection for the mattress not to mention your health..what a great product :)
My daughter has one on her bed and she swears it's the best thing she's bought. I should probably get one myself, since my daughter tells me mattress covers add a bit of comfort to your sleeping as well. Thanks.
I would love to win one of these products to protect my family's beds from all the things that can invade it. Protecting my family's health is very important.
Love to win this set. Thanks!
wee man is showing some allergies and such so having a allergy mattress protector hopefully would help him out....
I sooo wish I had known about PAB when we had my son. Our very expensive mattress was ruined during breasfeeding. We are planning to upgrade to a king and I'm definitely "protecting" it! We have a PAB cover for my son's crib mattress because it's organic cotton and there is no way I want that getting ruined! : ) And a huge thank you! (you know why!) : )
I have allergies and I would love to win this.
janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com
Need new mattress. Since I can't get one right now, the least I can do is protect it. My Chubby-huggy takes her afternoon nap everyday on "Mama's bed" and the last two days in a row, her diapie-doo leaked. :(
We have 2 allergy suffers of the worst sorts in our household, this would be a GREAT help I'm sure. skyxsky27(at)gmail.com
We sould use this. My hubby has horrible allergies and this would help
I'd like to try this. Our current mattress covers crinkle when you move, and it is quite annoying.
Who hoo takes those dusty allergies away. Could use this so badly
This would be an awesome item to have. I can't count the number of times my son has had an accident after crawling into mommy and daddy's bed in the middle of the night! The wee hour changing of bed linens isn't fun. I'd love a way to ensure my mattress stays clean and dry!
This is a really great prize. I would love to win this because my son is in the process of potty training and we are getting a new bed for him soon. My husband and I were just talking about having to get a mattress protector for it. I'm so glad you posted this giveaway. This sounds like a great product.
We just got a double-sized mattress so our two toddler girls can share a bed. One is still in diapers. The other one is just now potty trained... but not at night! This would be perfect.
These all look like great products. I especially like the Premium Mattress Protector
My significant other has been dying to have a mattress topper. He has a sensitive back and our mattress is killing him :(
Thanks for the great giveaway. I'd love to win this as it looks like a fantastic product!
My daughter has horrible allergies and it was recommended we purchase such an item for her. These are great!!
Darn - the person right above me wants the exact same thing. I'm not copying. I also would need a mattress protector in queen size, allerzip.
Thanks for another awesome giveaway! I would love to win the AllerZip Mattress Protector in a queen size! Thanks again ;)
With my allergies I really could use the AllerZip mattress protector. They seem to be getting worse every year. thanks!
braaisjo at gmail dot com
My 4 yr. old still co-sleeps with us. She has terrible allergies so we could really use one of these. Thank you!
This would be useful in our home with our 2 kids!
This would be great for my daughters new twin bed!
Taking care of my 90 year old father; I could really use one of these Protect-A- Bed covers.
We have three reasons for wanting the Protect-A-Bed coverage (initials J.J., C.J. & O.J.). :)
Oh, I'd love these for everyone in our house. Being pregnant, a new one coming, and other kids makes these look really appealing.
I'd like the Premium Mattress Protector.
This would be perfect for my daughter. I have kept the poor girl in a toddler bed because she has accidents. But she is turning seven soon so I am getting her a twin bed....ready or not, this would be awesome to protect the mattress. Thank you!
My youngest has asthma and allergies and I think that this would help him.
I would love to have the Premium Mattress Protector for my bed - I don't have a mattress pad at all.
These would be really useful for our allergies
I could really use this. I have horrible allergies. I think my husband may be developing them as well judging by the way he snores lately :)
I would love to win one of the AllerZip protectors for my queen size bed!
With all of our allergies in the house, these could just very well help us out!
I really like this company for bed protection. My middle daughter has extreme dust mite allergies and her bed is covered, but we have to cover ALL the beds just in case. Apparently, the covers are meant to be replaced yearly.
The crib mattress protector would be great to have for my little one so it saves on the mattress. Thanks.
Protect-A-Bed® Premium Mattress Protector in King. My son sometime pees in the bed so this would be nice.
forget "want"... I NEED one of these!
I'd love this. My kids still sleep with me most nights, or at least the youngest, and of course it never fails that he'll have an accident or get sick the day I clean all the bedding ;) I'd love this for those times!!
Queen sized and anti-allergy would be a blessing.
This would be great to use with my asthma.
My daughter has nighttime asthma coughs, so the allerzip would be awesome.
I'd love to have a zippered protector for a twin mattress! It's pretty hard to get the dust accumulation of years out of a mattress--so I'd like to start by just sealing it up.
oh hoe my allergic wife needs this
I have allergies and they are worst at night this would help me
I just got new pillows & have been thinking about getting pillow protectors. I want to protect my comfy new pillows.
jwright (at) iowatelecom (dot) net
I'd have to decide between the Allerzip and the Premium mattress protector. I coveted these the first time you wrote about them.
I have a hard time deciding if I'd rather have one for our bed or our son's... but I think I'd pick his since he's sleeping on a hand me down crib mattress... ew!
My husband is really sick because of his allergies. He carries his bag of pills with him everywhere and we do all we can to protect him from allergens. This mattress protector would be great for him.
This mattress protector sounds like one I could use.
My protector got thrown out sometime ago!
The mattress protector could help prolong the life of our new "investment". Thanks.
I can't tell you how many times I have woken up with our 6 month next to me and a wet spot on our bed. This would be great! Thanks! thebubbledies(at)gmail(dot)com
perfect for the little ones and anyone with allergies, the physicians i work for often prescribe them
I was just wondering what I should do to protect the mattress just in case my water breaks while I'm in bed...this would be so great! It would also be nice once the baby is here and possibly sharing the bed. Thank you!
Great giveaway! I just found out I am allergic to dust mites so the allergy control one would be perfect.
Grandmoms need their beds protected too.
We don't have a mattress protector, but I'm super-allergic to feathers & dust. I've always wanted one- & I hope it'll work for my baby (I'm pregnant)!
I would love to have an Allergy Control for the bed. We all suffer from the dust and my son has asthma attacks triggered by allergies. Thanks for a great giveaway!
we got a mattress and crib from a yard sale. a crib mattress protector would be ideal. thanx
My son has asthma and allergies and I think that this might help him.
I have been looking for a great mattress protector that stays on! This would fit the bill! m04taes(at)verizon(dot)net
I could really use this. My son is a bedwetter and we're pretty sick of the crunchy plastic mattress cover he has now. He'd feel so much more confident about having a cover that doesn't feel like a garbage bag! Thanks for the great contest!
I need a king mattress cover
I have terrible allergies and if this helps, I will talk it up like there is no tommorow!
madamerkf at aol dot com
My son is 5 and still wets the bed so I have to put pullups on him everynight, though he still "goes" through onto his sheets a lot. This would help out sooo much to protect the mattresses
I have a king matress with deep sides without a cover.
I need Queen Premium Mattress Protector to protect my mattress! I love that it's waterproof yet breathable and it's machine washable :)
I just found out I have Asthma and this would be nice. I would love the Premium Mattress Protector. Thanks so much!
I would love the Premium Mattress Protector for my adult son. He is sleeping on a used (by someone else) mattress-yuck!
Would love this - our protector is old and worn.....
We co-sleep with our 7 week old, this would be great.
This is a wonderful product. I would love this. I think it would help with my familys allergies. Thanks for the chance
This would be a great help in controlling allergies.
I'd love to win a Premium Mattress Protector for the new bed we'll be buying in a month or two.
a wonderful time and laundry saver
With everyone in my house having allergies, I think that we could all use one of these.
I'd like the anti-allergy cover for my daughter. She has bad allergies.
I really want that AllerZip one. Maybe then I could wake up with my eyes NOT sealed shut!
This would be great to have since I have a toddler
who is trying to keep dry through the night.
I keep entering your contests hoping to win.
I'd love a queen mattress protector and king pillow protector.
My daughter has many a accident in our bed, this would be a god-send!!
Great prizes! Count me in. I want to win :)
this sounds great for allergies.
I have terrible allergies, so I would like to have the AllerZip mattress protector.
I would love a chance to win the AllerZip Mattress Protector. Often I wake up a little sniffly and stuffy, and I bet this would help.
I would love one of these. I love co sleeping, but it can sometimes be messy. My dd had the flu a couple of weeks ago. This would be very helpful at times like that and will also come in handy during potty training time. Which is coming up soon!
potty training here soon, and this would be a wonderful addition to her new big girl bed!! Thanks !!
(i have to tell you I did purchase that boon potty seat too! Thank you for your reviews and tips!!)
I would like tp protect the mattress for the next baby
would love to win this for my grandkids...they are being toliet trained at night..and would need this.,.thanks for the great giveaway
this is great. we have an old cat that has gotten sick on our bed and this would be great to protect our mattress. thanks!
Both my son and husband suffer from allergies and have an allergen fighting bed cover would be incredible. With all that we read about how important a good sleep is to your well being, this type of item sounds like a must have.
THIS IS A MUST TO KEEP THE BEDS FRESH AN STAIN FREE
My grand daughter has usch bad allergies. This might help her. Thanks for the chance.
The bed protector on our guest bed is about worn out and slides all around. It's way too thin. I would love to win one to make our guest bed even more comfortable than it is now.
would be great for my wife and all her allergies
Funny you should mention the "water breaking in your sleep" topic. Yeahhhh. Every time we flip the mattress I get chills up and down my spine from "that spot" that would never come clean. Blech. Also, hubby suffers from allergies and I do believe this would help.
What a fantastic giveaway. We need one of these sooo bad (actually need alot more then one).
I'd love to see if this would help my allergies!
This sounds like it would be great for minimizing allergies. Thanks for the giveaway.
Right before New Years, my son got a stomach bug and puked all over our bed. We soaked it up with a towel and sprayed it with lysol, but I never felt completely comfortable with that. If I don't win one of these covers, I may buy one.
We really need a mattress protector on my three year old's bed. He is trained during the day, but still has frequent accidents at night and the rubber sheet I bought isn't doing the greatest job of protecting the mattress. I scrub at least twice a week to keep away stains.
I have seen these advertised everywhere and want one so bad! My son has accidents quite often in our bed...and I spill my drinks on it all the time!
autumn398 (at) yahoo.com
I could definately use this! Potty training coming sooner than I want, with my son, and my daughter has accidents semi-often! Thanks for the chance!
wow, we really could use this ! One of our 2 year old twins always manages to crawl into our bed when we sleep and sometimes have accidents!
Just got a new bed and need a mattress cover really bad. thanks for the chance.
This sounds like a terrific product. Those late night bed changes are no fun!
Protect a Bad sounds really cool. God knows how much work it takes to clean out the sheets and mattress if a stain gets through.
New baby on the way...will be needing a crib mattress protector. Thanks!
No more stains on the mattress? This would be a very nice product to own.
I could really use this for my bed. With 2 of my grandchildren living here now they are always wanting to climb in my bed to watch tv with me and my granddaughter has allergies. Thank you!
We don't have any mattress protector at the moment. With the moldy air in Florida this would be very useful. Thanks
potty training coming soon... can't wait to win this !
I just learned that the reason I had been feeling awful is ...I have an autoimmune disease. sigh. I now need to be safer and allergen free to be healthy. Thank you for that chance.
I entered your previous giveaway for this and was sad that I didn't win, so I'll give it another go! Our daughter (just turned 3) has allergy/asthma issues and, because she has a feeding tube over night, we frequently have a disconnected tube or vomiting that make quite a mess. A mattress protector is EXACTLY what we need as we move her into her "big girl bed." Thanks for the chance to enter!
These mattress protectors really seem top notch! Our current cover has so many holes I don't even know why I bother putting it on the bed!LOL!
I always wonder how well it fits on our ginormous mattress. We have one of those over the top, super soft, pillowtop mattress...which I love, but it's hard to find bedding for it. Let alone the mattress pads.
enter me please
This would be a great thing to have because I am a dust phobia and would love to protect the mattress from accidents too.
(eating in bed)
My allergies have really gotten worse in the past couple of years, and so we're trying to switch over to allergen-preventive products at home. I have a pillow, and we switched our top bedding, but we don't have a mattress pad yet -- this would be fantastic!
Thanks for the chance,
musesofmegret (at) gmail (dot) com
I really need one- well a few. I have 3 children, a husband, a dog, a ferret- you know where I'm coming from. I need a good one that won't shrink up in the wash. My daughter and husband have bad allergies too...Thanks for this great giveaway!
i have bad allergies an da puppy too boot, this wuld help alot
This sounds exactly what I need. I have terrible allergies to dust and they get a lot worse in the winter time. These items sound perfect! Thank you for the giveaway!
kport207 at gmail dot com
Great for my son who has allergies and asthma
With my allergies, I would love to win this. Please enter me. Thank you.
Really need this. Please count me in. Thanks!!
My husband has terrible allergies and this would really help him. Thank you!
This would be great to protect my daughters mattress who still has accidents.
I'm potty training my son right now but I have him wearing a diaper at night becuase I don't want to clean up a yucky bed in the morning. This sounds like something I need.
We don’t have any kind of mattress protectors on our bed. :o)
VERY MUCH NEEDED. THANK YOU
This is such a great giveaway. We spend so much money on a nice mattress that this is a neccessity to protect our investment. Anything nowdays to help make things last longer is great.
I'm always concerned about the girls having an accident in my bed when they are snuggling with me.
protect a bed
I love the zip up mattress covers. Everytime they show what dust mites look like in our mattresses and pillows I get the willies.
We really need this...our mattress is a bit old...and just cannot afford a new one now...this would be wonderful thanks
I had bought some cheaper ones a year or so back and they are not holding up well. Would love a new one, especially of this quality!!
A mattress pad is a necessity at my house. Between the two cats, and the SO who has a bad habit of eating, drinking, and SPILLING in bed, we'd be replacing our mattress every two months otherwise.
We could really use a mattress protector for our bed but our son could for his also so we would have to decide who would get it. Thank you so much for the great giveaway!!
This Protect-A-Bed AllerZip mattress protector would be a perfect tool in combating my myriad allergys! Thank you. :-)
what a great idea!! Especially since we’re expecting our first in 7 weeks!!! Would love to win something so practical. 92-40 241st Street, Bellerose, NY 11426
Our mattress covers need replacing badly thanks
what a great idea!! Especially since we're expecting our first in 7 weeks!!! Would love to win something so practical. 92-40 241st Street, Bellerose, NY 11426. Whichever you can send us would be helpful.
I suffer from allergies year round. If it is not trees, it is grasses, or ragweed, or molds or dust, etc. It would be nice to get some of these covers that sound so great. Thanks for the giveaway.
My sister and her husband could definitely use one of these. Thanks for the chance.
These sound like fabulous covers. I used to use a mattress cover that was so annoying because it
felt like you were sleeping on a plastic tablecloth, it was so loud and crunchy. Aside from the mattress protection and anti-allergy features, it sounds like these are "quiet". It would be great to have one!
Thanks for the nice giveaway!
could really use a replacement!
I'm starting to think a matress protector is critical with DH's and my allergies. We're starting to look worse when we get up than we did when we went to sleep.
At 7 months pregnant we'll soon have a little one sharing our bed with us once again so this would come in handy! In fact I was just washing the bedsheets today and thinking, "I need to look into a new mattress cover."
Thanks for the chance to win!
The terrycloth AllerZip would be great for everyone in the family...
I'm going to win this one of these times! My water could break at any minute now, I'll soon have a spitting up new baby in bed with me, and my preschooler takes naps on my bed...all really great reasons to have a good mattress protector!
Very much needed - Thanks!
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THIS WOULD BE GREAT..... I AM NANNY AND SOMETIMES ONE OF THE THREE LITTLE ONES END UP SLEEPING ON MY BED
These are such excellent mattress protectors and I'd love one to help with my allergies.
I hope I win!
we seriously are looking at one of the mattress protector- these look great
Allergies, a pad is the best thing!!!!
I want to win one soooo bad! I have severe allergies,and mattress protectors help with that.
I like the anti-allergy one, for everyone in my family has allergies. Yuck.
thank you for having this contest
This is a great one! We've got potty training coming up as well, so we need to be prepared!
I'd love to have an extra mattress protector. With a little one, they ALWAYS come in handy. I can't tell you how many times they've saved my mattress, and mine aren't even as swanky and nice as the one your giving away.
my youngest is still not potty trained at night and we have a plastic sheet on her bed now, this is much better
I would *so* love one of these. Except I think if I won, I'd somehow try to buy a new mattress set first, before using it. Because, uh.... ours has been through three co-sleeping kids. Without a protector. ..... yeeeeah.
My husband keeps telling me we need to get a mattress protector on our bed considering how many nights our daughter manages to crawl into our bed!
We don't have any kind of mattress protectors on our beds other than the regular mattress pad thingy. When Cheeks makes the switch from crib to bed, however, I'd love to have a mattress cover for her bed. New situation, upcoming potty training, and the like make it a great idea. Free is even better. :) Thanks!
these products sound very dreamy! literally!