Great Gaiam Reversible Rug Giveaway!

Posted on March 9, 2009 by Allie

I’m so excited about this giveaway.  I love Gaiam and their commitment to personal health and green living.  And this week’s giveaway is a big one!

Gaiam is giving away an Oriental Pattern Reversible All-Weather 5X8 Floor Mat (an $84 value) to one lucky Allie’s Answers reader.  The mat is made from recycled soda bottles and can be cleaned with a quick spray from the garden hose!  How cool is that?

Keep reading to find out how to enter.

  1. Visit the Gaiam website and come back to Allie’s Answers to leave a comment about what you learned about the featured product for your first entry in the giveaway.
  2. If you have your own blog, you can post about the giveaway with a link back to this post.  Then come back and leave the link in comments for a second entry.
  3. If you’re on Twitter, tweet about the giveaway, and leave a comment here linking to your status. Example: for a third entry.

I’ll use a random number generator to select a winner on Monday, March 16th, and will announce the winner then.  Comments that appear to be spam will not be counted.  And stay tuned.  I’ll give you a chance for a fourth entry on Thursday.

Good Luck!


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  1. I am determined to win one of your contests someday! Does it help that I am right this very minute sitting on a Gaiam product in my work office?

    March 9th, 2009 at 1:30 pm
    Comment by nancypearlwannabe
  2. I learned that the rug is made in Thailand from soda bottles. That is one beautiful use of recycling. I love Gaiam products and often use my yoga mat, bag, and balance ball from the brand.

    I love your blog and am so glad to have found it. I will be linking to your page as well as putting up a post about this content. Thanks!

    March 9th, 2009 at 2:21 pm
    Comment by Leslie
  3. Here’s my link about the giveaway:

    March 9th, 2009 at 2:27 pm
    Comment by Leslie
  4. That is so cool! If I don’t win it I’ll looking into buying one. That’s cheaper than a washable regular rug and perfect for the kitchen.

    I passed it along on my Facebook status, but, sorry, I’m not a Twit.

    March 9th, 2009 at 2:32 pm
    Comment by Marty Heresniak
  5. Well, firstly, I learned that the Gaiam pages take forever to load!

    I like the brown and teal color pattern: how do they do that? I’d expect a soda bottle rugs to be clear and green! I like the idea of just hosing it off.

    I’m off to poke around the Gaiam site.

    March 9th, 2009 at 2:58 pm
    Comment by Marty Heresniak
  6. I learned the rug is reversible and made from soda bottles and comes in teal.

    March 9th, 2009 at 3:09 pm
    Comment by Katie
  7. I’m with Nancy, I’m determined to win one of your giveaways!

    I’m a big fan of Gaiam products. I have their yoga mat, yoga block (for my husband), exercise ball, and exercise dvds.

    I also just picked up 2 pairs (brown and black) of the J-41 Vegan Yoga Slides that I saw on their site! And I LOVE them. So cute and comfy.

    What can I say about this rug that hasn’t already been said? It would look great in my house on my bamboo floors. :-)

    March 9th, 2009 at 3:29 pm
    Comment by Charm City Kim
  8. I just got Claire’s birtday present from Gaiam. I have been ogling these for a while for our deck, but I hate to spend money on such things(cheap, ya know). I will link.

    March 9th, 2009 at 3:35 pm
    Comment by Roger
  9. I love the sleepwear. The organic cotton bathrobes look so comfy!

    March 9th, 2009 at 3:47 pm
    Comment by Ann
  10. I’m down with this one.

    Made in Thailand, which is a minus (long way to ship a rug.) Fair trade, which is a plus.

    I can use one of these.

    March 9th, 2009 at 3:57 pm
    Comment by mickey
  11. Blogged about your giveaway. Here’s the link.

    March 9th, 2009 at 4:03 pm
    Comment by Katie
  12. I could so use this in my kitchen, a virtually maintenance free rug made by Thai artisans who were paid a fair wage (the things I learned), what could be better. Oh and it’s durable, that’s good because I have a feeling my cats are going to love it.

    March 9th, 2009 at 5:49 pm
    Comment by mudnessa
  13. Love Gaiam – here’s what I learned – Made from recycled bottles in Thailand by Thai artists who get a fair wage. Sounds like a great carpet for us as my kids need something durable and I’d want something stylish. I’d really love to feel this carpet. Is it soft? plasticy? Hmmm???

    March 9th, 2009 at 6:48 pm
    Comment by Candi
  14. Now, THIS is a gorgeous rug! VERY COOL :)

    Went to the website, and found out that they have a gift registry, perfect for earth-friendly moms and brides-to-be! :)

    March 9th, 2009 at 7:13 pm
    Comment by Lauren Hurtgen
  15. Man, do I ever love products made from recycled polycarbonate! I’m really glad the workers who make this in Thailand receive a fair wage for their work.


    March 9th, 2009 at 7:19 pm
    Comment by Stephanie PTY
  16. I learned (and think it’s very cool) that all rugs are handcrafted by Thai artisans who get fair wages for their work!

    March 9th, 2009 at 8:54 pm
    Comment by Jamie
  17. I learned they have many items there that I want! Also, they make my favorite water bottles. :)

    March 9th, 2009 at 10:27 pm
    Comment by Mrs. Money
  18. I learned that it was made in Thailand, where I used to live!

    I totally deserve it. It was practically made by my relatives. :) Hehe. OR not.

    March 10th, 2009 at 12:54 am
    Comment by
  19. I’ve wanted this rug for awhile now. I love that the crafters of this rug were paid fair wages. Once I figure out how to – I’ll twitter about it, too. Thanks!

    March 10th, 2009 at 2:26 am
    Comment by Alana @ Gray Matters
  20. I have to try for this! I love Gaiam!

    March 10th, 2009 at 3:53 am
    Comment by Nicole
  21. I’m very glad to learn that the Thai artisans are paid a fair wage. That’s one of the reasons I love Gaim — responsible company.

    Another great giveaway. Thanks

    March 10th, 2009 at 5:49 am
    Comment by Beth @ Smart Family Tips
  22. Tweet:

    March 10th, 2009 at 6:26 am
    Comment by Beth @ Smart Family Tips
  23. [...] Allie at Allie’s Answers has a great Gaim reversible rug giveaway. The rug, made from recycled soda bottles, is crafted by artisans in Thailand who receive fair [...]

    March 10th, 2009 at 7:18 am
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  24. Blogged it:

    March 10th, 2009 at 7:19 am
    Comment by Beth @ Smart Family Tips
  25. mad mats! we have some of these where i work on occasion and they’re awesomely awesome.

    * to the reader who wants to put one in her kitchen tho, beware, they tend to slip a bit on tile. easily remedied, tho.

    and i learned that there are no reviews up yet, which i think is a bit odd.

    March 10th, 2009 at 10:03 am
    Comment by rachel / no.hunting
  26. [...] Check it out! [...]

    March 10th, 2009 at 12:33 pm
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  27. You can wash this rug with the hose! No soap required…how amazing is THAT?!!!!!! And made from recycled soda bottles. AND pretty! Love it.

    March 10th, 2009 at 2:14 pm
    Comment by Lara
  28. I also posted a link on my site!

    March 10th, 2009 at 2:17 pm
    Comment by Lara
  29. This is a great rug! I learned from the question/answer section that the rugs do not trap dirt and you can use a mop to clean them. Way cool!

    I have a blog and will post about the contest there, then come back and link for my second entry!

    March 10th, 2009 at 8:20 pm
    Comment by Lilla
  30. Here’s the link to my blog post:

    March 10th, 2009 at 8:47 pm
    Comment by Lilla
  31. No maintenance required, which makes it my kind of rug! :)

    March 10th, 2009 at 11:28 pm
    Comment by Linz
  32. I love that you can just hose it off.

    March 10th, 2009 at 11:34 pm
    Comment by Heather H.
  33. I blogged about it at

    Hope it brings you some new readers. :)

    March 10th, 2009 at 11:43 pm
    Comment by Tia
  34. I love that it sounds so easy to clean and resilient. Great give-away!

    March 11th, 2009 at 12:30 am
    Comment by Penny
  35. Made from Polypropylene, sounds like it would be great for my back patio!

    March 11th, 2009 at 1:40 am
    Comment by Val
  36. This rug is made of 100 percent spent soda bottles by artisans who receive a fair wage. Looks like it could keep up with the foot (paw) traffic caused by my hubby and two pooches! This is a fantastic giveaway!!

    March 11th, 2009 at 2:08 am
    Comment by Ally
  37. this rug is awesome! i love that it’s made from recycled soda bottles.

    March 11th, 2009 at 3:08 am
    Comment by Theresa
  38. I learned that the rug is made by Thai artist who are paid a FAIR WAGE. Fantastic. I love the rug!

    March 11th, 2009 at 1:44 pm
    Comment by Stephanie
  39. I learned that the rug is made from spent soda bottles and can be cleaned by spraying with your garden hose. Too cool.

    March 11th, 2009 at 2:24 pm
    Comment by Monkey
  40. [...] another entry to win the Oriental Pattern Reversible All-Weather Mat made from recycled soda [...]

    March 12th, 2009 at 2:07 pm
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  41. I learned that the rug is handcrafted by Thai artisans who receive a fair wage for their craft.

    March 12th, 2009 at 5:07 pm
    Comment by Michelle
  42. Tweeted:

    March 12th, 2009 at 5:09 pm
    Comment by Michelle
  43. I learned it’s all weather and durable. Thanks! skyxsky27(at)

    March 12th, 2009 at 5:44 pm
    Comment by A Casson
  44. Comment by A Casson
  45. Tweet!


    March 12th, 2009 at 5:50 pm
    Comment by A Casson
  46. Not only is it made from recycled materials, but it’s also fair trade?? Amazing!!

    March 13th, 2009 at 12:17 am
    Comment by Erin
  47. I twittered!

    March 13th, 2009 at 12:19 am
    Comment by Erin
  48. And I blogged it:

    March 13th, 2009 at 12:27 am
    Comment by Erin
  49. I learned it’s made from recycled bottles which is pretty cool.

    March 13th, 2009 at 8:51 pm
    Comment by Carolyn G
  50. I tweeted:

    March 13th, 2009 at 8:52 pm
    Comment by Carolyn G
  51. IT made from Recycled Soda Bottles and it would be very easy to clean. Great RUG!!

    March 14th, 2009 at 2:55 pm
    Comment by Susan F
  52. I want it. Trying to figure out how to beat the random number generator. I’m pretty random.

    Teal. Moonpie. Gingko. Chickpea. Boxer. Macro. Scuttlebutt. Truman.

    March 15th, 2009 at 12:14 am
    Comment by Marty Heresniak
  53. I love the fact that the rug can be used outdoors as well. It would definitely add more color to the back yard, for example. Durability is a huge + and I’m in love with the colors.

    March 15th, 2009 at 4:20 am
    Comment by Lana

    March 16th, 2009 at 3:44 pm
    Comment by Allie

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