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Win a 25” Delsey Helium Sky suitcase for your next trip (contest ended)

August 2, 2013
Delsey Helium Sky

9/1/13 We have a winner!!!

Congratulations to Daphne Palmer Romero!

Thanks to everyone who entered.

Daphne Palmer Romero

Daphne Palmer Romero and her new Delsey suitase

Read my review of the latest Delsey Helium Sky suitcase and enter for a chance to win one.

Traveling to Huatulco, Mexico was a bit more challenging than going from point A to B. Departing from JFK in NYC, we had to change planes in Mexico City, one of my least favorite airports because of its lines, crowds, distance between gates and overall complexity. Upon arriving at Terminal 1 on Aeromexico, we had to take a train to reach the ticket counters for Interjet at Terminal 2.

This entailed reclaiming our checked bags and carrying them with us because the two airlines had no arrangement for making the transfer and long walks to and from the train. Fortuitously, this turned out be an excellent trial for my Delsey Helium Sky 25” spinner suitcase. This is what I loved about it: 

Easy Maneuvering

The four spinner wheels worked with precision. I was able to easily maneuver the suitcase alongside me, the wheels all flat on the ground, without bearing any weight on my back. It felt effortless. If your old luggage has only two wheels, you might think about making an upgrade.

Lightweight 

I’m obsessed with packing light. The 25” size was perfect for a one or two-week trip. Because the suitcase only weighs in at 8.6 pounds, I was able to carry home a 2.2 pound 5  bag of organic Pluma coffee without approaching either airline’s 50-pound baggage limit.

Durability 

Whenever I travel with a new suitcase, I worry about what will happen to it after its journey along bumpy airport conveyer belts and in and out of taxi trunks. Made of a lightweight but robust Micro Ballistec™ material, the suitcase looked as new after my trip as when I left home with no signs of wear.

Expandable

I’m a stasher. I always find last-minute items that need to be packed. The three deep outside pockets were perfect for stashing laundry and papers.

Have I whetted your appetite?

Through the end of August, anyone who leaves a comment on this post telling where they would like to travel with their new Delsey Helium Sky suitcase will be eligible to be selected in a random drawing. The contest winner will be announced here on Sunday, September 1, 2013. (Sorry, this offer is limited to U.S. addresses only.)

Reminder: Contest ends on August 31, 2013.

  • Reply
    Amy
    August 2, 2013 at 5:46 pm

    Does it come in pink? If I win, please donate to a homeless or domestic violence shelter.

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    noel
    August 2, 2013 at 7:34 pm

    Excellent, I’m going to travel to San Francisco and then later I will travel to Vienna for the start of an Eastern Europe tour.

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    Suzanne Fluhr (Just One Boomer)
    August 3, 2013 at 8:18 am

    Off to New Mexico at the end of September. We are definitely in the market for new suitcases.

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    Marlene M
    August 3, 2013 at 8:35 am

    Sounds like a great suitcase!! Light weight and good looking! How do I get my name in the hat to win it??? 😉

    • Irene S. Levine
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      Irene S. Levine
      August 3, 2013 at 8:40 am

      Just write here and tell us where you might take one if you were the winner!

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    Barbara Younger
    August 3, 2013 at 8:41 am

    I’d like to take my brand new suitcase to Greece. My daughter just honeymooned there and says it’s now her favorite place on earth.

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    Cathy Chester
    August 3, 2013 at 8:42 am

    Going to Scottsdale (obligatory, for the millionth time to visit family) and then New Mexico to celebrate our 25th anniversary in September. A new suitcase? Much needed. Makes life easier when you have a disability and your suitcase is getting kind of tired. A better suitcase = better walking if it’s lighter.

    I loved the post, Irene.

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    Carol Cassara
    August 3, 2013 at 8:44 am

    I’d like to take it to India with me in the fall!

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    Patricia aka BoomerWiz
    August 3, 2013 at 8:49 am

    I need this suitcase to travel to Ikaria for an inspection trip for a group getaway I am planning in late Spring.

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    Bonnie
    August 3, 2013 at 9:01 am

    I’d use this beauty to pack for a weekend getaway to Cape Cod. Fingers crossed!

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    Carla Gesell-Streeter
    August 3, 2013 at 9:17 am

    Planning a Walt Disney World trip with my BFF. It will be our third one and I can’t wait!

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    Marlene M
    August 3, 2013 at 9:29 am

    Irene, We would love to take this blue beauty to Ottawa Canada and to Maine with us!! We will be traveling with 2 little pups and this awesome suitcase would hold so much!! Thanks!

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    Sheryl
    August 3, 2013 at 9:41 am

    To italy! To Venice!

    Have suitcase will travel.

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    Phoebe Wulliman Graber
    August 3, 2013 at 9:52 am

    When I traveled to Las Vegas this summer, I realized I need a smaller suitcase. Even though mine “technically” qualifies as a carryon, it’s cumbersome. Would love to win a new one!

    I’m not sure where my next trip will take me…perhaps somewhere warm (Florida, Jamaica, Bahamas) this winter when the snow is flying!

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    Jennifer Wagner
    August 3, 2013 at 10:52 am

    I need a new suitcase and the Delsey Helium Sky suitcase looks beautiful. I am going to Atlanta in September for the Type A blogger conference and then going sometime this fall to visit my son in San Francisco. Would love this.

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    Daphne Romero
    August 3, 2013 at 10:58 am

    My own suitcase! That’d be nice considering I’ve always borrowed my kids. 🙂 I’d travel to Europe.

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    Laura
    August 3, 2013 at 11:10 am

    I would like to go somewhere warm and tropical in November 2014 for my 30th wedding anniversary.

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    Teresa Mears
    August 3, 2013 at 12:22 pm

    Where do I want to go? The Galapagos. Where am I going? Business trips to Denver and St. Louis. But I am traveling.

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    Katherine Belarmino
    August 3, 2013 at 2:26 pm

    This would be perfect for our upcoming trip to China! My husband desperately needs a new suitcase. Crossing my fingers that I can win a blue one for him! 🙂

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    Lynda @MommyPowers
    August 3, 2013 at 3:51 pm

    I’d take it to FL, for the Niche Parent Conference! Thanks!

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    Stephen
    August 3, 2013 at 5:38 pm

    I’d take it to sunny L.A. with me on my trip out west!

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    Sandra Sallin
    August 3, 2013 at 7:14 pm

    This would be perfect for my monthly trips up north to visit my grandchildren. Perfect.

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    Annemarie
    August 3, 2013 at 7:59 pm

    I am leaving for Rome, Italy in September would love to take that with me…

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    Stephanie, The Recipe Renovator
    August 3, 2013 at 8:13 pm

    I would love to go to New Zealand… it’s definitely on my bucket list. I have two Delsey bags and adore them! But I don’t have a spinner… they didn’t have one when I was purchasing last.

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    Susan Williams
    August 3, 2013 at 8:20 pm

    I’m going on a girl’s trip in October. Would LOVE to have a new bag!

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    Jan
    August 3, 2013 at 8:22 pm

    I am going to visit my daughter in Europe this fall and I love the idea of taking a light weight suitcase with 4 spinning wheels instead of the colossal behemoth that weighs a ton in my attic!

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    Jody - Fit at 55
    August 3, 2013 at 11:02 pm

    My 30th wedding anniversary is in October. I want to go to Hawaii for renewal vows but not sure we can afford.. but would like to try to get away if we can – we are trying. 🙂

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    Elinor Garely
    August 4, 2013 at 8:19 am

    If it as lovely and useful and sturdy as described – it would spend the first six months perched in my living room with a prominent sign – would you believe I actually won this- and then I would take it with me for an extensive rail journey through Europe to see if it really stands up to serious abuse from taking it on and off trains. I will let you know the outcome of my research

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    Laura B.
    August 4, 2013 at 8:47 am

    I am planning on traveling this fall ~ either to Las Vegas, or down to the coast of the Carolinas.

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    Elizabeth Lee
    August 4, 2013 at 1:40 pm

    I’d love to win a blue one!

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    Ginger Kay
    August 4, 2013 at 3:36 pm

    I want to go to Budapest, but I would settle for a weekend in the mountains.

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    Katherine H.
    August 4, 2013 at 4:43 pm

    I’ll use it for when I visit my family in NYC!

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    Gayle J
    August 4, 2013 at 5:16 pm

    I would use it to go visit my son in San Francisco

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    Lisa L.
    August 4, 2013 at 6:21 pm

    Colorado is waiting for me :o)

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    Yesenia
    August 4, 2013 at 6:53 pm

    I would love to travel to Puerto Rico with this.

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    Amy G
    August 4, 2013 at 8:41 pm

    I would love to travel to Scotland!

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    Jeanne
    August 7, 2013 at 6:13 am

    I would love to go to The Grand Canyon with my hubby!!

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    Zan C
    August 7, 2013 at 12:00 pm

    I’d love to go to Italy but I will settle for a trip to New Mexico.

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    Lisa Evanoff
    August 7, 2013 at 12:34 pm

    No trip planned yet, but would love to go to Israel

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    Kitty
    August 7, 2013 at 1:43 pm

    I want to go to Morocco with this!

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    Lauren Domene
    August 7, 2013 at 2:19 pm

    Well, I’ve always wanted to go to Paris, and I finally get the chance to for my honeymoon soon! So, I’d love to have a nice new piece of luggage!

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    Therese
    August 7, 2013 at 4:50 pm

    You had me from the start, but it was ‘the stasher’ comment that sealed the deal. I’m feeling lucky today [and positive!] so if I get it in time, this suitcase will take me on a fall jaunt up North to breathe fresh air [ahhh] and see some spectacular changing of the leaves; possibly to Minnesota to partake in another week-long language immersion program at Concordia University outside of Bemidji. Thanks for making this offer!

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    Danielle Porter
    August 7, 2013 at 4:53 pm

    I want to travel out west and see the grand canyon and Yosimite and Yellowstone!

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    md kennedy
    August 7, 2013 at 5:46 pm

    I want to take my Delsey suitcase on a trip to see my Mom!

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    beth
    August 8, 2013 at 3:07 pm

    I would love to go the Egypt with this

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    tina reynolds
    August 8, 2013 at 3:07 pm

    I would take it with me to visit the smokey mountains

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    Lin Gorenkoff
    August 8, 2013 at 8:32 pm

    I’d love to take my new suitcase to New York City.

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    Mary N.
    August 10, 2013 at 8:11 pm

    I just purchased the 21 inch in purple but would love to add the 25 inch for a holiday trip to Colorado and a trip to Spain next spring to celebrate my daughter’s high school graduation.

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    Ashlen
    August 15, 2013 at 8:57 am

    I would visit Canada then tour the Rockies!

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    BJ Nguyen
    August 15, 2013 at 10:48 pm

    If I won it, I would take it with me to visit my grandbaby girls (13 & 2 1/2) in Pennsylvania. I’m in California & they are definitely too far away!!! Looking forward to seeing them soon.

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    LaNita H
    August 22, 2013 at 2:17 am

    I would love to attend a christian convention in Long Beach, California this September, and I find that this piece is perfect. I have been looking forward to this trip all year, and would like to take looking for luggage off my to do list.

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    A Herring
    August 22, 2013 at 2:26 am

    Hope you enjoy the Convention.

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    Kesha P
    August 22, 2013 at 11:05 am

    Definitely a stasher (Mom taught me well). I would love to go to Singapore, except I will be in Europe this fall. So, who knows where this bag could take me.

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    Sharon Brown
    August 22, 2013 at 4:29 pm

    When I first met my husband 14 years ago he used a Nordstroms bag as a suitcase. (And he didn’t even shop at Nordstroms

    • Irene S. Levine
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      Irene S. Levine
      August 22, 2013 at 4:33 pm

      Hope he didn’t marry you for your suitcases:-)
      Best of luck! Irene

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    wendy b
    August 25, 2013 at 3:22 am

    I would love to take this suitcase with me on a trip to Iceland.

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    Beckie A
    August 25, 2013 at 3:47 pm

    I would like to incorporate this along with my other luggage for a trip to New Zealand.

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    Robert H
    August 25, 2013 at 4:19 pm

    I would love to use this piece on our trip to Europe.

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    tam childers
    August 27, 2013 at 10:55 am

    id go to australia with it

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    Michele P
    August 31, 2013 at 12:19 pm

    now this sounds like a great suitcase for my upcoming trip next summer to Guatemala (unless I go before then, of course!) love the blue (my fave color) and of course the pockets, and the light weight too!

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    Dimitrius K
    August 31, 2013 at 11:28 pm

    I’d like to take a trip down to Guanacaste and relax for a couple of weeks.

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    laurie
    August 31, 2013 at 11:49 pm

    I want to take it to hawaii

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    Sarah Wilson
    November 22, 2013 at 5:00 pm

    There’s another contest going on to win a Delsey

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