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Exceptional Sheets {Giveaway} – CLOSED

Disclosure: This could be a sponsored post or contain affiliate links (which means I earn a percentage of the sale), but all opinions are strictly my own.

A few months ago, I was taking all the sheets and pillowcases off the beds to wash on laundry day, and my four-year-old was outraged!  He wanted everything left where it was and didn’t want to “change” his room.  (Mind you, I was not expecting him to do anything — I was fully aware that I’d be the one stripping, washing, drying, and later remaking his bed!)  That night, after I put on the sheets and pillowcases that smelled amazing and were clean and crisp, I asked him if he loved having fresh sheets as much as I liked having them on my bed.  His reply?  “I hate fresh!”

Since then, almost every night when we crawl into bed, either my husband or I say to the other “I hate fresh!” in memory of that night.  You think it would get old, but for some reason we keep doing it…

I personally love fresh sheets and pillowcases, and I love climbing in to a newly-made bed with cold, crisp, clean linens.  We recently upgraded to a king-size bed and bought all new sheet/comforter sets; I was amazed at all the choices for these sets and had to quickly do some research to find what I wanted and liked.

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I found that the high-end product in the sheets and pillowcases world is Egyptian cotton and the higher the thread count results in smoother and softer fabric — the ideal for any types of linens.  “Exceptional Sheets is a leading website and U.S. veteran owned and operated family business that offers a wide range of luxury bed linens featuring Egyptian cotton bed sheets, duvet covers and pillow cases as well as other products like mattress toppers, goose down comforters, 5-star Egyptian cotton bath robes and towels sets. Exceptional Sheets’ mission is to provide customers with the highest quality Egyptian cotton sheet sets and bed linens in addition to top-notch customer service.”

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Egyptian Cotton Sheet Set

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Terry Cloth Robe Egyptian Cotton

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Towel Set in Egyptian Cotton

Although the prices for these linens are higher than those of sheet sets sold at your local store or even online, Exceptional Sheets owner Paul Saunders explains that some online marketplaces (Amazon, eBay, Overstock, etc.) have vendors who purchase less expensive sets of sheets from a local big box store and then turn around and market them as $300 high thread count Egyptian Cotton Sheets.  “All it takes is a quick replacement of the packaging label or insert,” says Saunders.  Instead of buying in to cheap thrills of luxury linens, Saunders offers bedding shoppers tips on how to minimize their likelihood of falling victim to vendors selling fraudulent Egyptian cotton linens.

1.    Ask the vendor how much a set of their sheets weighs. Thread count is defined as the number of threads per square inch. Thus, higher thread count sheets should be noticeably heavier. For example, 1500 high thread count sheets sets typically weigh 9-11 lbs.

2.    Ask for a quick photo of the product’s tags. If it does not say Egyptian cotton, then it’s probably not Egyptian cotton. Tags and label laws require manufacturers to disclose the materials used in their materials. Fraudulent vendors generally do not take the time to manufacture and include fake tags. They will almost certainly indicate polyester or microfiber.

3.    Call the company to speak with a customer service rep. Most companies selling fake products will not have an established 1-800 customer service number or will not answer if they do. A quick call and a few simple questions will give the prospective buyer a good sense of the seller’s legitimacy.

4.    Demand a ‘No Questions Asked’ return policy. If you buy Egyptian cotton sheets from a reputable seller they will be very confident you will love the product. Likewise, they usually offer some sort of satisfaction guarantee.

5.    Read the reviews, testimonials or ask for a reference. Fake reviews, testimonials, and references are relatively easy to spot and most fake vendors do not take the time, or what to pay for, review software.

6.    You get what you pay for. The age-old proverb rings true again. The import and manufacture of the world’s best cotton is not inexpensive. Pricing should reflect accordingly.

Exceptional Sheets is offering FIVE Exceptional Sheets gift certificates worth $50 each to FIVE of our Dandy readers!

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** This giveaway is open to U.S. entries only.

** The winner of this giveaway will be drawn no later than the morning of April 19th and will be emailed within 24 hours.  If the winner does not respond within 48 hours, a new winner will be drawn.

*This posting and giveaway were sponsored by Exceptional Sheets, but all opinions are strictly my own.

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Comments

  1. well i was going to tell you what I would get but there is nothing for $50 and if I win just one of the 5 gift cards than I don’t want to drop the extra 30-50 dollars to get something 🙁

    • Then you probably shouldn’t enter, Jen 🙂 so that someone who would appreciate the prize can win.

    • Samantha says:

      I’d be happy with $50 off anything! I would definitely get one of those comfy-looking robes 🙂

  2. those amazing sheets!

  3. Some new towels for my bathroom

  4. Definitely mire sheets!

  5. All my sheets have bleach stains 🙁 I would love some new ones!

  6. Patty wright says:

    Sheets

  7. HappyMomC says:

    Sheets for sure!

  8. Hey bloggers and followers I’m with Exceptional Sheets. Between all these comments and Heather Ann’s great work on this post, we’re pretty pumped to be giving away these gift certificates!!
    So much so, that we’ve decided to up the anti to 20 gift certificates if this post hits 300 entries! So, tell your friends and family about it, because we are in the mood to hook some people up!
    Also, I wanted to throw out that we want to hear from you, so let me know if you have any questions or suggestions! I’m at kyle@exceptionalsheets.com.

    Thanks and good luck!

  9. ReggieMann says:

    Bath 2 Piece Mat Egyptian Cotton in Burgundy

  10. Sheets! Lovely sheets!

  11. Kathy L. says:

    I would love new sheets! Thank you for the giveaway!

  12. how about the pillow cases!

  13. 600 GSM 3pc Towel Set 100 Percent Egyptian Cotton

    And I probably won’t share with the kids! lol

  14. A sheet set for my bed.
    tarter95 at hotmail dot com

  15. Bonnie Mousley says:

    I would get me some new sheets!!

  16. Amanda F says:

    some new comfy sheets

  17. I would get a Terry Cloth Robe in Egyptian Cotton in a Light Blue color

  18. New towels please!!!

  19. There we go, 300 entries! We’ll now be giving away (20) TWENTY gift certificates at $50 each!!
    Thanks to everyone for your interest!

  20. Emilee k. says:

    Sheets!

  21. towels

  22. Lovely sheets!

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