Bad Hair Day Sweepstakes!

October 1, 2015

The Counting Sheep are having a bad hair day! Check out the video:

The Counting Sheep in Bad Hair Day

Everyone knows how it feels to have a bad hair day. Serta wants fans to share their own bad hair photos for a chance to win a Serta Great Hair Day Basket!

 

From October 2, 2015, through October 9, 2015, embrace your own bad hair day with the Serta Counting Sheep. To enter the Sweepstakes, submit a photo showcasing your bad hair on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram. Each day, one participant will be randomly selected to receive a Serta Counting Sheep plush toy. At the end of the Sweepstakes period, one lucky participant will win the grand prize: A Serta Great Hair Day Basket! This includes a pair of Serta Perfect Sleeper Pillows, Serta Luxury Fleece Blanket, and a Simon gift card valued at $240 ($200 Salon Fee + 20% gratuity) for use at any Simon Mall salon in the United States.

 

There are three ways to enter:

 

-To enter on Facebook: Fill out the entry form on Serta’s Facebook Page and submit a photo of your bad hair day.

-To enter on Twitter: Follow @SertaMattresses and Tweet a photo of your bad hair day with the hashtags #BadHairDay and #SertaSweepstakes. To be considered a qualified entry, your profile must be set to “public.”

-To enter on Instagram: Follow @SertaMattress and post a photo of your bad hair day using the hashtags #BadHairDay and #SertaSweepstakes. To be considered a qualified entry, your profile must be set to “public.”

 

Contestants may enter as many times as they like, as long as each entry includes a unique photo. If chosen, participants may only win once.

 

Official Rules:

SERTA BAD HAIR DAY SWEEPSTAKES

 

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. 

SWEEPSTAKES PERIOD:  The Serta Bad Hair Day Sweepstakes (“Sweepstakes”) begins at 11:00 a.m. CDT on October 2, 2015, and ends at 11:59 p.m. CDT on October 9, 2015 (“Sweepstakes Period”).

SPONSOR: Serta, Inc., 2600 Forbs Avenue, Hoffman Estates, Illinois 60192 (“Sponsor”). The Sweepstakes is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with Facebook, Inc., Twitter, Inc or Instagram, LLC.  All inquiries, questions, comments, or complaints should be directed to Sponsor.

AGREEMENT TO THE OFFICIAL RULES:  By participating in the Sweepstakes, all entrants fully and unconditionally agree to and accept these Official Rules and the Sponsor’s decisions which are final and binding in all matters related to the Sweepstakes.  Winning the prizes (described below) is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein.

ELIGIBILITY.  Legal residents of the 50 United States who are the age of majority or older are eligible to enter, except (i) employees of Sponsor, and any other organizations affiliated with the sponsorship, fulfillment, administration, prize support, advertisement or promotion and/or their respective agents, affiliates, subsidiaries, and members of their immediate families or persons residing at the same address; or (ii) individuals who entered a promotion sponsored by Sponsor and received a promotion prize valued at $600 or more during the period of October 2, 2014 through October 1, 2015.

 

HOW TO ENTER:  There are two ways to enter the Sweepstakes during the Sweepstakes Period:

1.         Follow @SertaMattress on Instagram or @Sertamattresses on Twitter and post a photo showcasing your own bad hair day.  Entries must include the hashtags #BadHairDay and #SertaSweepstakes.

2.         Complete the entry form on Serta’s Facebook page (www.facebook.com/sertamattress) and submit a photo of your own bad hair day.

All entries become the property of the Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned. Sponsor assumes no responsibility for lost, mutilated, late or misdirected entries.  There is no limit to the number of entries per person, but each entry must feature a different photo. An individual can only win once, if chosen.

Entries (i) must be the original and sole creation of the submitting entrant, and all right, title and interest including but not limited to the copyright in any entry, must be owned solely by the submitting entrant;  (ii) may not have been submitted in any other competition, (iii) may not have been published; (iv) may not infringe upon any third party’s rights, including but not limited to, copyright, patent or trademark, or rights of privacy or publicity, or contain material that is or may be considered defamatory, slanderous or libelous, or portray or depict any person, product or entity in a false light; (v) may not violate any law, rule or regulation; (vi) may not contain any virus, bugs, or other deleterious material; and (vii) may not contain inappropriate content, for example but not limited to, profanity, defamatory statements, words or symbols widely considered offensive to individuals of any certain race, ethnicity, religious, sexual orientation or socioeconomic groups, threats to any person, place, business, or group.  Each entrant warrants and represents that his/her entry complies with all of those conditions. Any non-complying entry will subject the entrant to disqualification in Sponsor’s sole discretion.

PRIZES AND THE VALUE OF THE PRIZES.

A.        Eight (8) First Prizes:  Each First Prize winner will receive one (1) Serta Counting Sheep Plushie.  The approximate retail value (ARV) of the First Prize is $5.

B.        One (1) Grand Prize:  Grand Prize winner will receive one Serta Perfect Sleeper/Great Hair Day Basket.  Grand Prize includes two (2) Perfect Sleeper pillows, one (1) Serta Luxury Fleece Blanket, a Simon gift card valued at $240 ($200 Salon Fee + 20% gratuity) for use at any Simon Mall salon in the United States. ARV of Grand Prize is $368.98. ARV may vary based on size of blanket selected by winner.

ARV of all prizes is $408.98.  Any difference between the stated ARV and the actual value, if any, will not be awarded.

Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value for any reason whatsoever. The prizes are non-assignable and nontransferable. Winners are solely responsible for payment of all federal, state/provincial and local taxes on the prize value awarded and for all costs and expenses not specified herein, related to any merchandise prize, including but not limited to delivery, installation, service activation fees, and other expenses incurred by accepting the merchandise prize are the sole responsibility of the Winners.

TIMING OF DRAWINGS AND NOTIFICATION TO WINNERS.  TIMING OF DRAWINGS AND NOTIFICATION TO WINNERS.  First Prize winners will be selected from all eligible Entries received during the respective Entry period in random nine (9) drawings (each a “Drawing”) to be held on the dates below (each a “Drawing Date”).

Drawing Number Entry Period for Eligible Entries Prize Awarded Approximate Drawing Date
1 October 2, 2015 at 12:00 a.m. CDT – October 2, 2015 at 11:59 p.m. CDT First Prize October 3, 2015
2 October 3, 2015 at 12:00 a.m. CDT – October 3, 2015 at 11:59 p.m. CDT First Prize October 4, 2015
3 October 4, 2015 at 12:00 a.m. CDT – October 4, 2015 at 11:59 p.m. CDT First Prize October 5, 2015
4 October 5, 2015 at 12:00 a.m. CDT – October 5, 2015 at 11:59 p.m. CDT First Prize October 6, 2015
5 October 6, 2015 at 12:00 a.m. CDT – October 6, 2015 at 11:59 p.m. CDT First Prize October 7, 2015
6 October 7, 2015 at 12:00 a.m. CDT – October 7, 2015 at 11:59 p.m. CDT First Prize October 8, 2015
7 October 8, 2015 at 12:00 a.m. CDT – October 8, 2015 at 11:59 p.m. CDT First Prize October 9, 2015
8 October 9, 2015 at 12:00 a.m. CDT – October 9, 2015 at 11:59 p.m. CDT First Prize October 12, 2015
9 October 9, 2015 at 12:00 a.m. CDT – October 9, 2015 at 11:59 p.m. CDT Grand Prize October 12, 2015

 

Non-winning eligible Entries will not be included in subsequent Drawings (if any).  Sponsor will conduct a random drawing from among all remaining eligible entries during regular business hours on or about October 12, 2015 to select one (1) Grand Prize winner.  The First Prize and Grand Prize Provisional winners will be notified by Sponsor by tweet and/or direct message within three (3) days after the Grand Prize drawing and will asked to provide his/her full name, shipping address, phone number and email address. In order to receive a direct message from Sponsor, you must (a) be following @SertaMattress on Twitter and (b) have your account settings set to “unprotected” and/or “public,” during the Sweepstakes Period and for a period of fifteen (15) days thereafter.

 

If a First Prize Provisional winner fails to respond to Sponsor’s direct message within two (2) days of the message, the First Prize Provisional winner will be disqualified and no alternate winner will be selected.   If the Grand Prize Provisional winner fails to respond to Sponsor’s direct message within two (2) days of the message, the Grand Prize Provisional winner will be disqualified and a substitute Grand Prize Provisional winner will be selected from among the remaining eligible entries using the process set forth above.  The first eligible Grand Prize Provisional winner that the Sponsor successfully contacts and who claims the Grand Prize in accordance with these Official Rules will be declared the Grand Prize winner. Delivery of the prizes will be coordinated with each winner by the Sponsor.

A PARTICIPANT IS NOT A WINNER UNLESS AND UNTIL SPONSOR HAS COMPLETED ITS VERIFICATION OF PARTICIPANT’S ELIGIBILITY AND COMPLIANCE WITH THESE OFFICIAL RULES.

ODDS OF WINNING.  Odds of winning will depend upon the number of eligible entries received from all entry methods.

DISPUTE RESOLUTION.  Except where prohibited, by participating in the Sweepstakes entrants agree that:  All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of participant(s) and Sponsor and its agents shall be governed by and construed exclusively in accordance with the laws of the State of Illinois without giving effect to any principles of conflicts of law of any jurisdiction.  Entrant agrees that any action at law or in equity arising out of or relating to this Sweepstakes, or awarding of the prizes, shall be filed only in the state or federal courts located in the State of Illinois and entrant hereby consents and submits to the personal jurisdiction of such courts for the purposes of litigating any such action. Except where prohibited, by participating in this Sweepstakes, each entrant agrees that:  (a) any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Sweepstakes, or awarding of the prizes, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action; and (b) any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with participating in this Sweepstakes but in no event attorneys’ fees; and (c) under no circumstances will any  participant be permitted to obtain awards for and hereby waives all rights to claim  punitive, incidental and consequential damages and any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses, and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or  otherwise increased. Some jurisdictions do not allow the limitations or exclusion of liability for incidental or consequential damages, so the above may not apply to you.

 

OTHER.  Sponsor assumes no responsibility for entries it is unable to process due to network, hardware or other technical failures, or any other reason, or incomplete, damaged, misdirected, illegible, stolen or lost entries.  Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion to disqualify any person tampering with the entry process, the operation of the web site or otherwise, in violation of the rules.  CAUTION:  Any attempt by an entrant or any other individual to deliberately damage any web site or undermine the legitimate operation of the Sweepstakes is a violation of criminal and civil laws and should such an attempt be made, Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages from any such individual to the fullest extent permitted by law.

 

Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any non-conforming entries.  Sponsor further reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel, terminate or modify this promotion if not capable of completion as planned, including infection by computer virus, technical corruption, non-authorized human intervention or force majeure.  In the event of cancellation, Sponsor reserves the right to select Winners from among all eligible entries received prior to date of cancellation.  The use of automated entry systems or any other conduct that impedes the integrity of the Sweepstakes is prohibited.  In the event of a dispute regarding online entry, entry will be deemed made by the authorized account holder of an established e-mail account associated with the entry.  “Authorized account holder” is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an email address by an Internet Access provider, online service provider, or other organization (e.g., business, educational institution, etc.) that is responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted email address.

 

GENERAL. Except where prohibited by law: (i) entry constitutes permission and a license to use entrant’s submission in tweets, in advertising and on web sites including Sponsor’s website and third-party social media websites; and (ii) entry constitutes permission to use each Winner’s name, hometown, voice, likeness, photograph and any statements regarding this Sweepstakes for editorial, public relations, promotional and advertising purposes on behalf of Sponsor without compensation.

 

BY PARTICIPATING, ENTRANTS RELEASE INSTAGRAM, LLC, FACEBOOK, INC., TWITTER, INC., SPONSOR, AND THEIR PARENTS, AFFILIATES, SUBSIDIARIES AND AGENCIES AND THEIR RESPECTIVE DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES AND AGENTS FROM ANY AND ALL LIABILITY WITH RESPECT TO ANY PRIZE WON AND PARTICIPATION IN THE SWEEPSTAKES.

 

Void where prohibited.   Taxes on prizes are sole responsibility of Winners.  For Winners’ names, available after October 16, 2015, send a separate, self-addressed, stamped envelope to Serta Inc., 2600 Forbs Avenue, Hoffman Estates, IL 60192 Attn:  Serta Bad Hair Day Sweepstakes Winners. VT residents may omit return postage.  Requests must be received no later than October 30, 2015.

Enter the That’s What SHEEP Said Sweepstakes!

September 14, 2015

Another couple has parted ways with the Counting Sheep, and this time, they were broken up with via text! Ouch! But the Counting Sheep had a response. Watch here: The Serta Counting Sheep in “Text Breakup”

 

Serta That's What SHEEP Said Sweepstakes

What did the Counting Sheep say to the couple? Between September 15, 2015, and September 18, 2015, Serta invites you to share how you think the Counting Sheep responded to the couple for a chance to win a Serta Counting Sheep plush toy or the grand prize: a Serta gift basket with pillows and a Luxury Fleece Blanket!

 

Tweet and win!
To enter, Tweet what you think the Counting Sheep said to the couple with the hashtags “#ThatsWhatSHEEPSaid” and “#SertaSweepstakes.” The first 50 qualified entries retweeted by @SertaMattresses will receive a Serta Counting Sheep plush toy. Then, one lucky grand prize winner will be randomly selected to receive the Serta gift basket!

Here are examples of qualified entries:
You don’t know how to count anyway! #ThatsWhatSHEEPSaid #SertaSweepstakes

You snore loudly, so the joke’s on you #ThatsWhatSHEEPSaid #SertaSweepstakes

At least we still have all our hair! #ThatsWhatSHEEPSaid #SertaSweepstakes

 

To be considered a qualified entry, the participant’s profile must be set to “public.”
The sweepstakes will run from September 15, 2015, through September 18, 2015, exclusively on Serta’s Twitter page.

 

Official Rules

SERTA’S THAT’S WHAT SHEEP SAID SWEEPSTAKES

 

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. 

SWEEPSTAKES PERIOD:  Serta’s That’s What SHEEP Said Sweepstakes (“Sweepstakes”) begins at 12:00 a.m. CDT on  September 15, 2015, and ends at 11:59 p.m. CDT on September 18, 2015 (“Sweepstakes Period”).

SPONSOR: Serta, Inc., 2600 Forbs Avenue, Hoffman Estates, Illinois 60192 (“Sponsor”). The Sweepstakes is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with Twitter, Inc.  All inquiries, questions, comments, or complaints should be directed to Sponsor, not Twitter, Inc.

AGREEMENT TO THE OFFICIAL RULES:  By participating in the Sweepstakes, all entrants fully and unconditionally agree to and accept these Official Rules and the Sponsor’s decisions which are final and binding in all matters related to the Sweepstakes.  Winning the prizes (described below) is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein.

ELIGIBILITY.  Legal residents of the 50 United States, and the District of Columbia and Canada (excluding residents of Quebec), who are the age of majority or older are eligible to enter, except (i) employees of Sponsor, and any other organizations affiliated with the sponsorship, fulfillment, administration, prize support, advertisement or promotion and/or their respective agents, affiliates, subsidiaries, and members of their immediate families or persons residing at the same address; or (ii) individuals who entered a promotion sponsored by Sponsor and received a promotion prize valued at $600 or more during the period of September 15, 2014 through September 18, 2015.

 

HOW TO ENTER:  To enter the Sweepstakes, during the Sweepstakes Period tweet what you think the Counting Sheep said to the couple in response to the couple’s text break-up with the Counting Sheep.  You must include the hashtags #ThatsWhatSHEEPSaid and #SertaSweepstakes. All entries become the property of the Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned. Sponsor assumes no responsibility for lost, mutilated, late or misdirected entries.

Limit one entry per person. Entries by the same person in excess of the limits stated herein will be disqualified. Attempts by the same individual to submit multiple entries by using multiple Twitter accounts may result in disqualification, at Sponsor’s sole discretion.  Entries will be deemed to have been submitted by the authorized account holder of the Twitter account submitted at the time of the entry.

Entries (i) must be the original and sole creation of the submitting entrant, and all right, title and interest including but not limited to the copyright in any Entry, must be owned solely by the submitting entrant;  (ii) may not have been submitted in any other competition, (iii) may not have been published; (iv) may not infringe upon any third party’s rights, including but not limited to, copyright, patent or trademark, or rights of privacy or publicity, or contain material that is or may be considered defamatory, slanderous or libelous, or portray or depict any person, product or entity in a false light; (v) may not violate any law, rule or regulation; (vi) may not contain any virus, bugs, or other deleterious material; and (vii) may not contain inappropriate content, for example but not limited to, profanity, defamatory statements, words or symbols widely considered offensive to individuals of any certain race, ethnicity, religious, sexual orientation or socioeconomic groups, threats to any person, place, business, or group.  Each entrant warrants and represents that his/her Entry complies with all of those conditions. Any non-complying Entry will subject the entrant to disqualification in Sponsor’s sole discretion.

 

PRIZES AND THE VALUE OF THE PRIZES.

A.        Fifty (50) First Prizes:  Each First Prize winner will receive one (1) Serta Counting Sheep Plushie.  The approximate retail value (ARV) of the First Prize is $5.

B.        One (1) Grand Prize:  Grand Prize winner will receive one Serta Gift Basket including two (2) Perfect Sleeper pillows and one (1) Sleep To Go Luxury Fleece Blanket.  ARV of Grand Prize is $109.  ARV may vary based on size of blanket selected by winner.

ARV of all prizes is $359.  Any difference between the stated ARV and the actual value, if any, will not be awarded.

Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value for any reason whatsoever. The prizes are non-assignable and nontransferable. Winners are solely responsible for payment of all federal, state/provincial and local taxes on the prize value awarded and for all costs and expenses not specified herein, related to any merchandise prize, including but not limited to delivery, installation, service activation fees, and other expenses incurred by accepting the merchandise prize are the sole responsibility of the winners. Limit one (1) prize per entrant.

TIMING OF DRAWINGS AND NOTIFICATION TO WINNERS.  Sponsor will randomly select entries to retweet.   The entrants who submitted the first fifty (50) entries retweeted by Sponsor will be the First Prize Provisional winners.

Sponsor will conduct a random drawing from among all remaining eligible entries during regular business hours on or about September 19, 2015 to select one (1) Grand Prize winner.  The First Prize and Grand Prize Provisional winners will be notified by Sponsor by tweet and/or direct message within three (3) days after the Grand Prize drawing and will asked to provide his her full name, shipping address, phone number and email address. In order to receive a direct message from Sponsor, you must (a) be following @SertaMattress on Twitter and (b) have your account settings set to “unprotected” and/or “public,” during the Sweepstakes Period and for a period of fifteen (15) days thereafter.

If a First Prize Provisional winner fails to respond to Sponsor’s direct message within two (2) days of the message, the First Prize Provisional winner will be disqualified and no alternate winner will be selected.   If the Grand Prize Provisional winner fails to respond to Sponsor’s direct message within two (2) days of the message, the Grand Prize Provisional winner will be disqualified and a substitute Grand Prize Provisional winner will be selected from among the remaining eligible entries using the process set forth above.  The first eligible Grand Prize Provisional winner that the Sponsor successfully contacts and who claims the Grand Prize in accordance with these Official Rules will be declared the Grand Prize winner. Delivery of the prizes will be coordinated with each winner by the Sponsor.

In addition to the above, in the event a Canadian resident is a First Prize or Grand Prize Provisional winner, he/she must first correctly answer, unaided and without mechanical or electronic assistance a time-limited testing question administered by email or telephone.  Failure of a Canadian potential winner to correctly answer the skill-testing question in the time allotted will result in a disqualification.  In the event a Grand Prize Provisional winner is disqualified, he/she shall forfeit his/her prize and another entrant will be randomly selected until such time as contact is made with a selected entrant or there are no more eligible Entries, whichever comes first. In the event a First Prize Provisional winner is disqualified no alternate winner will be selected.

A PARTICIPANT IS NOT A WINNER OF THE GRAND PRIZE UNLESS AND UNTIL SPONSOR HAS COMPLETED ITS VERIFICATION OF PARTICIPANT’S ELIGIBILITY AND COMPLIANCE WITH THESE OFFICIAL RULES.

ODDS OF WINNING.  Odds of winning will depend upon the number of eligible entries received from all entry methods.

DISPUTE RESOLUTION.  Except where prohibited, by participating in the Sweepstakes entrants agree that:  All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of participant(s) and Sponsor and its agents shall be governed by and construed exclusively in accordance with the laws of the State of Illinois without giving effect to any principles of conflicts of law of any jurisdiction.  Entrant agrees that any action at law or in equity arising out of or relating to this Sweepstakes, or awarding of the prizes, shall be filed only in the state or federal courts located in the State of Illinois and entrant hereby consents and submits to the personal jurisdiction of such courts for the purposes of litigating any such action. Except where prohibited, by participating in this Sweepstakes, each entrant agrees that:  (a) any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Sweepstakes, or awarding of the prizes, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action; and (b) any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with participating in this Sweepstakes but in no event attorneys’ fees; and (c) under no circumstances will any  participant be permitted to obtain awards for and hereby waives all rights to claim  punitive, incidental and consequential damages and any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses, and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or  otherwise increased. Some jurisdictions do not allow the limitations or exclusion of liability for incidental or consequential damages, so the above may not apply to you.

 

OTHER.  Sponsor assumes no responsibility for entries it is unable to process due to network, hardware or other technical failures, or any other reason, or incomplete, damaged, misdirected, illegible, stolen or lost entries.  Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion to disqualify any person tampering with the entry process, the operation of the web site or otherwise, in violation of the rules.  CAUTION:  Any attempt by an entrant or any other individual to deliberately damage any web site or undermine the legitimate operation of the Sweepstakes is a violation of criminal and civil laws and should such an attempt be made, Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages from any such individual to the fullest extent permitted by law.

 

Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any non-conforming entries.  Sponsor further reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel, terminate or modify this promotion if not capable of completion as planned, including infection by computer virus, technical corruption, non-authorized human intervention or force majeure.  In the event of cancellation, Sponsor reserves the right to select winners from among all eligible entries received prior to date of cancellation.  The use of automated entry systems or any other conduct that impedes the integrity of the Sweepstakes is prohibited.  In the event of a dispute regarding online entry, entry will be deemed made by the authorized account holder of an established e-mail account associated with the entry.  “Authorized account holder” is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an email address by an Internet Access provider, online service provider, or other organization (e.g., business, educational institution, etc.) that is responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted email address.

 

GENERAL. Except where prohibited by law: (i) entry constitutes permission and a license to use entrant’s submission in tweets, in advertising and on web sites including Sponsor’s website and third-party social media websites; and (ii) entry constitutes permission to use each winner’s name, hometown, voice, likeness, photograph and any statements regarding this Sweepstakes for editorial, public relations, promotional and advertising purposes on behalf of Sponsor without compensation.  By participating and winning a prize, winners release Twitter, Inc., Sponsor, and its parents, affiliates, subsidiaries and agencies and their respective directors, officers, employees and agents from any and all liability with respect to the prize won and participation in the Sweepstakes, subject to all federal, state, provincial and local laws and regulations.  Void where prohibited.   Taxes on prizes are sole responsibility of winners.  For winners’ names, available after September 30, 2015, send a separate, self-addressed, stamped envelope to Serta Inc., 2600 Forbs Avenue, Hoffman Estates, IL 60192 Attn:  Serta’s That’s What Sheep Said Sweepstakes winners. VT residents may omit return postage.  Requests must be received no later than October 30, 2015.

 

Give It a Rest!

March 7, 2014

Serta Give It a Rest PledgeIn today’s technology-savvy world, it’s normal to fall asleep with the television on while your phone charges next to you. But did you know that electronic devices are a leading cause of poor sleep habits among parents and children?

The National Sleep Foundation 2014 Sleep in America ® Poll discovered that sleep quality diminished if electronics are left on overnight. People are more susceptible to having trouble falling asleep due to the bright light and are more likely to wake up in the middle of the night.

According to the poll, of the 48% of parents who report they sometimes leave one or more “active” electronic devices – tablet or smartphone, laptop or desktop computer, and/or video game – on after falling asleep, 57% say their child does the same.

To get the best rest possible, Serta challenges you to take the Give It a Rest Pledge!

Pledge to give your electronics a rest before bed and improve your sleep habits.

I pledge to turn off my television or computer at least two hours before going to sleep.

I will silence my phone while sleeping and remove it from my quiet space.

I will encourage others to take the Give It a Rest Pledge and improve their sleep habits.

I will set an example for my children to put down the electronics before bed.

No matter how many obstacles I face, I will continue to work diligently on my journey to improve my sleep habits.

Sign up for the pledge on our Facebook page and one lucky winner will receive two Serta Perfect Sleeper® Kessner Mattress sets for their home, comfort and size of the winner’s choice.

The sweepstakes will run from March 7, 2014, through March 21, 2014, exclusively on Serta’s Facebook page, where additional details and Official Rules can be found.

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN.  The  Serta Give It a Rest Sweepstakes (“Sweepstakes”) is sponsored by Serta, Inc., 2600 Forbs Ave., Hoffman Estates, IL 60192. The Sweepstakes begins at 10 a.m. CST on 3/7/14, and ends at 11:59 p.m. CDT on 3/21/14. The Sweepstakes is open only to persons who, at the time of entry, are 18 years or older and legal residents of the 50 United States, DC, and Canada (excluding Quebec).  Odds of being selected for a prize depend on the total number of eligible entries.  Limit one entry per person. Approximate Retail Value of all prizes is $2,898.  For Official Rules visit http://bit.ly/Nx4yvL.

Take the Serta Fitness Challenge and Enter to Win

March 12, 2013

 

We all know that sleep and exercise are needed for a healthy lifestyle, but did you know that the more exercise you get, the better you sleep?

The National Sleep Foundation 2013 Poll found a significant correlation between exercise and sleep, highlighting that those who exercise more often have a better sleep than those who don’t work out. Other findings included:

Vigorous exercisers have the best sleep at night and are least likely to report sleep problems.

Less time sitting is associated with better sleep and health.

Exercise at any time of day appears to be good for sleep.

Non-exercisers are the sleepiest and have the highest risk for sleep apnea.

In order to get the best night’s sleep and improve your overall health, Serta challenges you to join the movement and have a fit 2013.

Take the Serta Fitness Challenge Pledge and make a commitment to improve your health.

I pledge to lead a healthier lifestyle by increasing my daily physical activity and getting a good night’s sleep.

I will challenge myself with vigorous to moderate exercise and experiment with new activities.

I will spend less time sitting and take short walks when I am not exercising.

No matter how many obstacles I face, I will continue to work diligently on my journey to improve my health and fitness.

Sign up for the pledge and one lucky winner will receive a Serta Perfect Sleeper Whitley’s Bluff mattress set (size and comfort of winners choice) and a $500 Serta Fitness Gift Pack!

Bring the Serta Hotel Experience Home

August 14, 2012

Have you ever stayed at a high-quality hotel and slept a million times better than you ever have at home?  Sure, the fancy linens and super comfy pillows help, but for many it’s the hotel mattress that does the trick.

We hear from customers here at Serta every day that fall in love with the Serta hotel mattress they recently slept on while traveling.  Many tell us that it was the hotel experience that prompted them to consider replacing an old, worn out mattress.  (After all, there is no better way to test a new mattress than to actually sleep on it!)  Others tell us that the hotel mattress was simply more comfortable than what they had at home.  So….what is it about these hotel mattresses that makes them so comfortable?

Made Exclusively for our Fine Hotel Partners:  Serta’s hotel mattresses are designed specifically for our hotel partners, using a combination of features that we use exclusively for this program.

Advanced Comfort and Support Features:  Our hotel partners want their guests to experience a great night’s sleep.  That’s why every Serta hotel mattresses uses advanced comfort and support features such as Serta’s KoolComfort Memory Foam and our Continuous Support innerspring.

Built to Last:  Like all Serta products, our hotel mattresses are built to stand the test of time, for years of lasting comfort and support.

Double-Sided:  The unique double-sided construction allows for an easy flip rotation and increased sleep surface.

Now, you can bring the hotel experience home with Serta’s new Boutique Suite hotel mattress collection, available exclusively to purchase online.  These mattresses are built to the same specifications used for our hotel partners.  Shop the collection by clicking here.

Serta Hotel Mattresses

 

 

Why is it so Hard to Adjust to Daylight Savings Time?

March 16, 2012

Daylight Savings Time is here!  That means longer days with more sunlight and the promise of spring.  Yet, many people struggle to adjust to the time change and feel sleepier than normal at odd times of the day.  Why is this?

We did some basic research online to shed a little light on this mystery.   It turns out that it just takes a one-hour time change to mess with our circadian rhythms and our “body clocks”.  So, when your alarm went off this morning, your brain knew it was time to get up but your body didn’t get the memo.  And, when you get home tonight, your brain will be delighted that it’s still light outside, but your body will be confused about what time it really is.  In several days time, brain and body should meet up and get on the same page.  But, what to do until then?

Check out these tips from the National Sleep Foundation on everyday sleep habits that can ease the time change and help us sleep better every night: 

    <li >Go to sleep and wake at the same time every day, and avoid spending more time in bed than needed.

  1. Use bright light to help manage your “body clock.” Avoid bright light in the evening and expose yourself to sunlight in the morning.
  2. Use your bedroom only for sleep to strengthen the association between your bed and sleep. It may help to remove work materials, computers and televisions from your bedroom.
  3. Select a relaxing bedtime ritual, like a warm bath or listening to calming music.
  4. Create an environment that is conducive to sleep that is quiet, dark and cool with a comfortable mattress and pillows.
  5. Save your worries for the daytime. If concerns come to mind, write them in a “worry book” so you can address those issues the next day.
  6. If you can’t sleep, go into another room and do something relaxing until you feel tired.
  7. Exercise regularly, but avoid vigorous workouts close to bedtime.
  8. If you are experiencing excessive daytime sleepiness, snoring, or “stop breathing” episodes in your sleep, contact your health care professional for a sleep apnea screening.

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Did you see tip #5?  That’s right, we often overlook the role our bedroom environment – including the mattress – plays in the quality of our sleep.    This is why Serta and the National Sleep Foundation recently partnered to conduct a national poll about the bedroom environment.  We’ll have the results to share with you in the coming weeks – plus an exciting contest where you can nominate someone in your life to win a new mattress.

Until then, we hope you find these tips helpful, and remember that you can always learn more about Serta’s partnership with the National Sleep Foundation and our new Perfect Sleeper mattresses by visiting http://bit.ly/perfectsleeper.

 

 

 

 

Serta Celebrates Sleep Awareness Week

March 5, 2012

Happy Sleep Awareness Week!

It’s our favorite time of year!  Serta is proud to promote Sleep Awareness Week, an annual public education and awareness campaign from our friends at the National Sleep Foundation (NSF) that promotes the importance of sleep.

All week long we will be promoting sleep, beginning with the announcement of the NSF’s annual Sleep in America poll results, and ending with the clock change to Daylight Savings Time, when most Americans lose an hour of sleep.

The National Sleep Foundation Reveals this Year’s Sleep in America Poll

This year’s ‘Sleep in America’ Poll reveals how sleep, or lack of sleep, directly impacts America’s transportation workers, including airline pilots, railroad workers, truck drivers, bus drivers, taxi and limo drivers.  Learn more with ‘Sleep In America’ poll results HERE

The results of this poll got us thinking about how important sleep is to work performance and quality of life for all of us.  Whether you are an airline pilot, taxi driver, office professional, teacher, doctor or stay-at-home mom, how well you sleep impacts how well you perform throughout the day.

Follow the #sleepawareness conversation on Twitter @SertaMattress and Facebook page or check back here throughout the week for insights and tips for a better night’s sleep.

This week, we are committed to sharing some great sleep tips with our fans on Facebook and Twitter.  We’ll explore some of the best music, movies and books to aid in better sleep as well as how switching to Daylight Savings Time impacts our sleep.  Follow us to stay up to date and to share your favorite sleep tips in return.

Could you need a new mattress?

Finally, in honor of this Sleep Awareness Week, we are shedding light on the role a mattress plays in the quality of sleep. Do any of these 5 common sleep problems impact how well you sleep at night?

  1. Tossing & Turning
  2. Lack of Support
  3. Sleeping Too Hot or Too Cold
  4. Partner Disturbance
  5. Mattress Sagging or Roll-Off

If so, then it’s probably time to consider a new mattress.   Yes, we know that mattress shopping can be intimidating.  That’s why we’ve engineered  The New Serta Perfect Sleeper, with input from the National Sleep Foundation to help address all 5 of these common sleep problems.

Watch the video to learn more, and be sure to join us on Facebook and Twitter all week for more helpful sleep tips!

Learn about the Serta Perfect Sleeper

Learn about the Serta Perfect Sleeper