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Weekend Giveaway: $200 American Express Gift Card


Weekend Giveaway: $200 American Express Gift Card

Deco headboard, via Dwell Studio, from my Retro Bedroom Design Board

Let the giveaway games continue.

As long as we are having a Giveaway Weekend (Pick your Prize!), we might has well keep the fun going, right? More chances to win something is always a good thing.

So I have a fun giveaway for you today from Apartment Guide! They are the awesome company who sponsored me for the EVO conference and the ones who are running that fabulous Your Picks. You Place. $10,000 Sweepstakes I’ve been telling you about! That sweepstakes is almost coming to a close so you have just a couple more days to vote for my Retro Design Board (vote once a day) and be entered to win! Did you see my Retro bedroom board? I think it is pretty nice if I do say so myself. Check it out!

Weekend Giveaway: $200 American Express Gift Card

Awesome chair, from Dwell Studio, also on my Retro Bedroom Design Board

But today Apartment Guide is offering one lucky reader of The Inspired Room a $200 Gift Card. Sa-wheeet! I bet you could buy something amazing with a card like that, now couldn’t you?

Weekend Giveaway: $200 American Express Gift Card

Remember when I had my own gift card from Apartment Guide earlier this year and I bought my dining room lantern? Oh how I love that lantern. It makes the room and makes every day happier for me. $200 is good to us like that, it is so much more fun to spend free money. And Apartment Guide is good to us like that to offer us such fun prizes and a great resource too for everything from help with Apartment shopping and inspiration for your place.

What would YOU do with a $200 gift card?

So what are you waiting for? Enter to win the grand prize $10,000 sweepstakes AND while you are here at The Inspired Room you can enter to win the $200 gift card to spend as you wish on some fabulous project or last chance summer fun.

THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED! Winner will be announced next week.

To Enter the $200 gift card giveaway:

  • Leave me a comment telling me what you’d do with a $200 gift card
  • Like us on facebook (Apartment Guide and The Inspired Room)
  • Give my design board and the sweepstakes a shout out on Twitter @aptguide #yourpicks.
    Four entries, leave a comment for each. Four chances to win.

Ready. Set. Go. This giveaway will end on August 10th, 10PM PST. Winner will be chosen at random and American Express gift card prize will be sent to the winner directly from the good people at Apartment Guide.

Apartment Guide is owned by Consumer Source, Inc. Apartment Guide partnered with bloggers such as me to participate in its “Your Picks. Your Place.” Sweepstakes. As part of that program, I received compensation. They did not tell me what to select or what to say about my featured design boards, or what to say in my blog posts about the “Your Picks. Your Place.” Sweepstakes. Apartment Guide and Consumer Source believe that consumers and bloggers are free to form their own opinions and share them in their own words. Consumer Source’s policies align with WOMMA Ethics Code, FTC guidelines and social media engagement recommendations.

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Sweepstakes ends at 9:00 PM on 8/10/11, subject to the Entry Periods outline in the Official Rules. Must be a legal resident of the U.S. in the 50 states or Washington, D.C. and 18 years of age or older. Sweepstakes subject to full Official Rules available at Void where prohibited.

Blessings in Unexpected Places {A Pick Your Prize Weekend!}

Blessings in Unexpected Places {A Pick Your Prize Weekend!}

It is a Pick Your Prize Weekend here at The Inspired Room! It has been a long couple of weeks for me and I’m finally getting back in the swing. As you probably know, last week my daughter had emergency surgery. She is doing so much better, I appreciate all of your comments, messages and concern.

The day of the appendectomy I was pretty much in a fog of disbelief as I drove behind the ambulance taking her to the hospital. They wheeled her inside, gave her some meds to put her to sleep for her surgery and I walked out to the waiting room. I was afraid, worried and all alone (my husband was still at home waking our sleeping son and two dogs) — or so it appeared to anyone watching me pace the hallway.

Blessings in Unexpected Places {A Pick Your Prize Weekend!}

As I walked down the hall in the waiting area, I looked over at the display window of the gift shop. I did a double take. My friend Dee’s artwork (Red Letter Words), the Urban Soul line that DaySpring carries, was in the window! If I had the strength I would have done a little jig right there in the hospital after seeing those words.  It felt like a little message just for me. I wasn’t alone at all. I felt the reassurance at that moment that everything was going to be OK.

It wasn’t an ordinary piece of art work, it had meaning and a hopeful message behind it. I needed that bit of reassurance that everything was under control. Having inspirational messages around our homes works the same way, it keeps us encouraged and focused on our blessings and what matters most.

Blessings in Unexpected Places {A Pick Your Prize Weekend!}

In case you didn’t know, DaySpring is the company behind the site (in)courage that I write for each month. They are a division of Hallmark. I’ve been a part of  the(in)courage site since its very beginning, and I was a partner with DaySpring for a year before that! DaySpring is just all around an amazingly encouraging and wonderful company I’m honored to partner with in so many ways! I’m always pleased to connect you to them and let you know about the wonderful products I actually love and use in my own home!

Blessings in Unexpected Places {A Pick Your Prize Weekend!}

Today DaySpring is offering a pick your prize giveaway on The Inspired Room, one prize will be given away per one hundred comments! You can choose any of the items you see in this post or via the links below.

What can you win?

Blessings in Unexpected Places {A Pick Your Prize Weekend!}


And even if you don’t win one of those items,  you can use the code THANKS11 to get an additional 25% off EVERYTHING in the DaySpring store!  WOWZA! It’s customer appreciation time between now and August 15th.  DaySpring is coordinating their sale with the launch of their NEW website and NEW SHOP.

Blessings in Unexpected Places {A Pick Your Prize Weekend!}

PS. The top picture of the super cute weathervane shows a little peek at my deck. I’m finally taking pics and going to show you the new and improved look next week! The sun has finally come out and now that my daughter is on the mend, I’m back outside enjoying some outdoor room makeovers. More to come on what I’ve been up to!

So do you want to pick a prize? What would you choose and why? I love each and every product I have featured, and there are so many more I love on their website so be sure to take advantage of the sale!

Leave a comment with what you would pick if you won and I’ll choose one lucky winner for every one hundred comments. That means more of you will win!


This giveaway is now closed. Winners will be announced next week!