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Happy Veterans Day from Cuddledown

Today, we’re honoring all those who have served our country, past or present. We sincerely thank you for your time and dedication.

Veterans Day by brianjmatis, on flickr

Veterans Day by brianjmatis, on flickr

On a different note, today is also the final day of our president’s birthday celebration – which means that it’s the final day of free shipping at! Click through the link to start shopping: Free Shipping 

It’s our president’s birthday – and you get the present!

Don’t tell our boss! While he’s out celebrating his birthday, we’re offering you free shipping sitewide! Click through this link to activate the promotion: Free Shipping

Hurry, free shipping ends Monday, November 11th. Now’s the perfect time to start picking out comfy holiday gifts for your friends and family (and yourself)!

Free shipping this weekend, November 8-11!

Free shipping this weekend, November 8-11!

The easiest way to improve your guest bedroom

It’s that time of year again! We’re starting to think about making our homes a little cozier for the holidays, and what better place to start than with the guest bedroom. If you’re a little strapped for time (who isn’t?) but want to perk up a tired guest bed, why not add …

Cuddledown Extra Thick Waterproof Comfort Pad

Cuddledown Extra Thick Waterproof Comfort Pad

A mattress pad! Although they aren’t the most glamorous element of a top-notch bed, mattress pads are essential in transforming a comfy bed into one that you’ll never want to leave. Not sure which mattress pad to choose? A couple of our favorites are the Ultimate Comfort Mattress Pad (with an average of 4.8/5 stars in 69 reviews) and the Plush Wool Fleece Pad that’s both cushiony and moisture wicking. For more help picking the perfect mattress pad, our article on How to Choose the Perfect Mattress Pad and mattress pad video are handy resources.

We’ll have more tips for getting your guest bedroom in tip-top shape soon – stay tuned!

The Dempsey Challenge takes place next weekend, October 12-13!

Dempsey Challenge 2012 participants

Dempsey Challenge 2012 participants

There is still time to sign up for the Dempsey Challenge, taking place during Columbus Day weekend! Celebrating its fifth year anniversary, the Dempsey Challenge is a run/walk/cycle fundraiser for the The Patrick Dempsey Center for Cancer Hope & Healing in Lewiston, Maine.

Founder Patrick Dempsey (of “Grey’s Anatomy” fame) created the Cancer Center for Hope & Healing after his mother was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. The center provides counseling, integrative medicine, and support for patients, as well as resources for families and loved ones. This event is their major fundraiser, with 100% of the proceeds benefiting the Dempsey Center.

Cuddledown employees have participated in the Challenge since it began, and this event is one that we hold close to our heart. If you’d like to support the wonderful work of the The Patrick Dempsey Center for Cancer Hope & Healing, please visit their website for more information or to make a donation. And, for anyone participating in the Challenge next weekend, good luck!!

Daily cuteness: 14 baby panda cubs snuggling

Baby pandas at China's Chengdu Research Base for Giant Panda Breeding

Baby pandas at China's Chengdu Research Base for Giant Panda Breeding, photo via Huffington Post

Cuteness overload! On Monday, 14 baby pandas were brought out for a viewing at China’s Chengdu Research Base for Giant Panda Breeding. These sweet cubs were born between July and September of this year and are currently being raised in two delivery rooms at the base. Click through the link for a video of these cuddly cubs in action!

Show us your bed, and you could win a pillow!

Not actually my bed - here's where I stayed in Seoul, Korea!

Not actually my bed - here's where I stayed during my trip to Seoul!

It’s true! Our first-ever Instagram contest is going on now, and you could win a lofty, luxuriously soft Cuddledown pillow. To enter, simply:

1. Follow Cuddledown on Instagram (username: @cuddledown).

2. Pick one of our three contest themes – Humor, Pets, or Family – and take a picture of your bed.

3. Upload your picture to Instagram, and tag it with the hashtag #lovetocuddledown 

4. That’s all there is to it! If you don’t have a smartphone but still want to enter the contest, simply email your picture to and include your name, email address, and home address (so we’ll know where to send your pillow if you’re selected as a winner)!

For more information on contest details and prizes, visit We can’t wait to see your photos!

Labor Day sale at our Freeport store!

Cuddledown's Labor Day sale!

Cuddledown's Labor Day sale!

Today through Monday, September 2nd, save on comforters and pillows at our store in Freeport, Maine! All sleep pillows are up to 30% off, and all regularly priced comforters are 20% off. Plus, all other regularly priced items are 20% off! Enjoy great outlet savings on our selection of sleepwear, comfortable apparel, slippers, gifts and more. We hope to see you in Freeport this weekend, and have a wonderful Labor Day!

Happy National Dog Day!

Happy National Dog Day!

Happy National Dog Day!

We’re celebrating our furry friends today! (That’s my four-legged best friend Toby, pictured above!) Started in 2004, National Dog Day brings attention to the number of adoptable shelter pets looking for good homes. If you’re looking to adopt a pet, and the ASPCA are great resources for finding shelters near you. Or, if you live in Maine, Animal Shelters in Maine has information on rescue groups around the state.

If you already have a canine companion, why not treat him or her to a little something special today? These homemade frozen treats  are a great option if it’s hot where you live. Or, why not give your pet a comfy new place to relax? All of our dog beds provide both support and comfort – and many ship free!

A summertime treat

High bush blueberries at Libby & Son U-Picks

High bush blueberries at Libby & Son U-Picks

We can hardly believe August is already half over, so we’re eagerly indulging in as many summer activities as possible. (Lobster rolls for lunch AND dinner? Yes, please!) If you’re visiting Maine, or if you’re just trying to check things off your summer bucket list, we highly recommend fitting blueberry picking into your schedule. Looking for the perfect place to go? The Bangor Daily News has compiled a wonderful list of farms across the state where you can pick your own berries. Or, if you want to bring home a few more treats, like apples or raspberries, has a handy chart outlining what fruits and vegetables are in season at any given date.

For more ideas about summer activities in Maine, visit our Maine places page. We’d also love to hear what you’re squeezing in before the summer ends – share with us in the comments section below!

Cuddledown’s Annual Pillow Sale is going on now!

If you’ve been thinking of replacing your pillow, there’s no better time to do so! During our annual pillow sale, save on all plush, comfy Cuddledown pillows, with styles to suit every sleeper (check out our Pillow Picker!). Plus, the more you buy, the more you save, so it’s a great time to stock up on holiday gifts. Click on the image below to find your perfect pillow!

Cuddledown's Annual Pillow Sale!

Cuddledown's Annual Pillow Sale!



The Maine Lobster Festival takes place this week!

revenginator by newneonunion, on flickr

revenginator by newneonunion, on flickr

Summer in Maine just isn’t complete without lobster, so why not get your fix at the Maine Lobster Festival from July 31 – August 4! This annual event takes place in the beautiful coastal town of Rockland, known for shipbuilding and its artsy downtown district. At the Lobster Festival, which brings in thousands of visitors from around the world, you’ll find a wide range of lobster-related activities (naturally), from a lobster crate race, to a seafood cooking contest, to the coronation of the Maine Sea Goddess! Plus, there’s no shortage of lobster in all forms, including lobster Caesar salad and the traditional lobster dinner.

For more information including directions and a schedule of events, visit the Maine Lobster Festival Website. 

Design inspiration: the world’s most beautiful college dorms

Utrecht University, the Netherlands (photo courtesy of Flavorwire, Scagliola and Brakkee, and designboom)

Utrecht University, the Netherlands (photo courtesy of Flavorwire, Scagliola and Brakkee, and designboom)

With back-to-school time coming up next month, we thought it would be the perfect time to take a peek at some of the world’s most beautiful dorms.  From a building with the country’s largest exterior climbing wall in the Netherlands to a dorm with a 125-seat theater at MIT, these residence halls get high marks for both aesthetics and amenities.

The Campagneplein Dormitory at University Twente, the Netherlands (photo courtesy of Flavorpill/Eikongraphia)

The Campagneplein Dormitory at University Twente, the Netherlands (photo courtesy of Flavorwire/Eikongraphia)

Tell us, how did your dorm compare to these palatial spaces? We’d love to hear from you in the comments below!

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