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Snobbish Thoughts July 2012

The 2012 Summer Olympics kick off tonight!

We’re getting really excited about the start of the Summer Olympics, and are eagerly anticipating tonight’s opening ceremony! Called the “Isles of Wonder,” this year’s ceremony promises to be a dazzling spectacle, complete with 15,000 performers, dancing, fireworks, and lots of surprises. Although most of the details are still being kept a secret, we do know that the show will begin with a barnyard scene, “Green and Pleasant,” featuring actual farm animals!

Dress Rehearsal for the Opening Ceremony of the 2012 Olympics

Dress Rehearsal for the Opening Ceremony of the 2012 Olympics

Tell us, will you be watching the ceremony tonight? Even if you’ll be celebrating from the comfort of your bed (as we will be!), you can still get into the spirit with our festive London bedding!

Cuddledown’s Pillows Featured in The Washington Post!


Washington Post features Cuddledown pillows

Washington Post features Cuddledown pillows

We were thrilled to be featured in a recent edition of the Washington Post illustrating the benefits of various types of pillows!  Reporter Jura Koncius highlighted three of our most highly rated Cuddledown pillows, starting with our quality 235 Thread Count Cotton Cambric Synthetic Pillow, our comfy 600 Fill Power European Duck Down Pillow and ending with the superbly soft and lightweight Batiste 800 Fill Power European White Goose Down Pillow!

The article also includes some great tips for purchasing pillows as well as caring for them, which you can also find on our website, and mentioned several interesting statistics about pillows as well!

 

 

Our annual pillow sale is going on now!

Now’s your chance to save on all of our luxuriously lofty, Maine made Cuddledown pillows! Whether you prefer down or synthetic, soft or overfilled, they’re all on sale! We even have sleep solution pillows specially designed to support your head and neck. If you’re not sure which type of pillow would best suit your sleeping needs, our pillow picker can help you find the one that’s right for you.

Annual Pillow Sale

Annual Pillow Sale

Our annual sale in Freeport starts today!

Today is also the first day of the Yarmouth Clam Festival - stop by and see us after enjoying the day’s events!

Tomorrow, radio station 94.9 WHOM will be broadcasting live from our store from 10am – 1pm. We’ll be giving away great prizes, too!

If you’re not able to stop by our Freeport store, but still want to catch a great deal on the perfect bedding for summer, our bestselling voile sheets are on sale through Sunday!

Save up to 70% during our Annual Freeport Store Sale, July 20-22!

If you’re looking for great deals on your favorite Cuddledown bedding, apparel, gifts and more, there’s no better time to stock up than during our Annual Sale! This weekend, save up to 70% on select merchandise at our outlet store in Freeport, Maine. Plus, you can find awesome deals in our bargain tent, including plush pillows, lofty comforters and cozy sleepwear!

On Saturday, July 21, WHOM radio will be broadcasting live from the store – and we’ll be giving away several luxurious Cuddledown products! You can find additional information about the sale in our ad below, which is now airing on Maine stations. We hope to see you this weekend!

 

Why we love Maine in the summer!

Sunset, Higgins Beach, Maine by mikepick, on flickr

Sunset, Higgins Beach, Maine by mikepick, on flickr

We’re having a beautiful summer here in Maine – warm days, lots of sunshine, and perfect beach weather! If you’re thinking of vacationing here and want to visit some of the state’s gorgeous beaches, the Maine Office of Tourism is a wonderful resource for planning a trip. Our Employee Favorites page also highlights several of Maine’s best outdoor venues – and a few hidden gems!

If you happen to be in the Freeport area this coming weekend (July 20-22), come check out the great deals at our Outlet Store! Save up to 70% on select items, and take 20% off all regularly priced merchandise during our Annual Sale. We’ll also have some fantastic deals on factory seconds and irregulars – and product giveaways, too. We hope to see you there!

Cuddledown’s “Naked Pillow” catalog caption contest

Cuddledown Fall 2012 catalog cover

Caption our Cuddledown Fall 2012 catalog cover!

At Cuddledown, all of our pillows, until properly dressed with a pillowcase, are referred to internally as “naked” pillows. With our Fall 2012 catalog featuring said pillows in our Annual Pillow Sale, our creative team came up with this “out of the box” catalog cover!

Whether you find it humorous, or over the top – you have to admit, it’s memorable!

Although we wrote  our own copy, we decided it’d be fun to have our customers and fans post their own catalog cover caption on our Facebook page!

You have from now until 8:00 a.m. July 17 to post your caption. The winner with the best caption (to be determined by our panel of experts) will win a pair of Cuddledown’s premium 700 fill power down pillows!  So put your best “Mad Men” ad agency creativity to work and have fun!

We encourage the use of humor, but we will reserve the right to edit posts as necessary :)

Why pick percale?

500 Thread Count Italian Cotton Percale Bedding

500 Thread Count Italian Cotton Percale Bedding - on sale now!

If you’re looking for cool, crisp sheets that are perfect for year-round use, why not give percale a try? Here are just a few of the qualities that make percale a time-honored favorite:

  • Light to medium in weight — slightly lighter than sateen
  • A soft appearance without a sheen, yet an elegant drape
  • The perfect ‘go-to’ sheet with a familiar soft feel
  • Not only machine washable, but 30% stronger when wet, so it can withstand many washes and high temperatures
  • Absorbs moisture and evaporates it into the surrounding air without feeling damp
  • Great year-round, for warm and cool sleepers

Better yet, our customer favorite 500 Thread Count Italian Cotton Percale Bedding is on sale now!

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