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LUTRON Serena Cellular Shades

 

Lutron Shades

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LUTRON, a brand commonly known for its innovations in light control and dimmers, recently added a new and more affordable—starting at $299—line of cellular shades with Serena.

The remote-controlled Serena Cellular Shades, which can be mounted easily inside or outside window frames, are available in more than 50 fabric colors and a choice of opacity, from sheer and translucent to room darkening.  Since all fabric shades come with a white backing, they not only provide a uniform look from the outside but offer light reflecting benefits that help keep interiors cool during summer months.

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Enter Today to Win One of Two Fire Pits from TRUE VALUE

Today, December 24, is the final day of Bob Vila’s 24 Days of Holiday Give-Aways and your chance to enter to win one of two (2) Four Seasons Courtyard Wood Burning Fire Pits from True Value, each valued at $109 (MSRP).  But, you must ENTER TODAY to be eligible to win.

The Four Seasons Courtyard Fire Pit features a decorative stamped tabletop, cast iron legs, and a porcelain-coated fire bowl. Measuring 35″ diameter, the wood burning fire pit comes with a mesh fire screen and poker, and can easily be converted from outdoor fire pit to decorative table by adding a center cover.  The perfect addition to any patio, deck or open outdoor living area.

For official rules and entry, click here.

To see more True Value products and find a store near you, visit the company’s website.

 


Today’s Holiday Give-Away from LOWE’S

Today, December 23, is day twenty-three of Bob Vila’s 24 Days of Holiday Give-Aways and your chance to enter to win a $1,000 Gift Card from Lowe’s. But, you must ENTER TODAY to be eligible to win. (This is the fourth and final Lowe’s Gift Card of the contest period.)

Imagine starting the New Year with a $1,000 shopping spree at Lowe’s to spend at your local store or on the company’s well-stocked website. Whether your project is large or small—tool, material or product-specific—Lowe’s is the place to shop for all of your home improvement/DIY needs.

And, don’t overlook the opportunity to make your home-related projects a family affair. The Lowe’s Build and Grow clinics, held on average two weekends a month at store locations around the country, offer parents and adult mentors the opportunity to teach their children basic DIY skills and build confidence in the bargain.  The clinics challenge kids to a simple woodworking project that they can take home.  Each participant receives a free apron, goggles, a project-themed patch and a certificate of merit upon project completion. The clinics are recommended for children in grades 2 to 5 and provide hands-on instruction to approximately 50 children.

For official rules and entry, click here.  To see tomorrow’s prize—the last of the contest period, check out the Bob Vila 24 Days of Holiday Give-Aways slideshow.

To find out more about Lowe’s products and services, including the Build and Grow clinics, visit the company’s website.


Today’s Holiday Give-Away from KENMORE

Kenmore Elite Trio RefrigeratorToday, December 22, is the twenty-second day of Bob Vila’s 24 Days of Holiday Give-Aways and your chance to enter to win this Kenmore Elite Trio Refrigerator in Stainless Steel, valued at $3,139.99 (MSRP). But, you must ENTER TODAY to be eligible to win.

The 31 cu. ft. Elite Trio, which measures 70-1/4″ tall, 35-3/4″ wide, and almost 36″ deep, features smooth contoured doors and an integrated, extra-tall ice and water dispenser. The refrigerator’s GeniusCool Technology with linear compressor and dual evaporators provides smooth, quiet operation and energy efficiency that exceeds Energy Star standards. Multi Air Flow Technology provides even cooling by circulating cold air into every nook, while seven electronic temperature sensors work to ensure accurate, consistent temperatures for refrigerated and frozen contents.

Additional features include a CleanFlow Air Filter to fight food odor, an AirTight Crisper with moisture lock to keep vegetables fresh, and a Gourmet Pantry Drawer for storing meat and produce. Two SlideAway Shelves and a three-tier freezer drawer make for easy access and better organization.Kenmore Elite Trio Refrigerator

For official rules and entry, click here. To see what prizes will be offered during the final days of the contest period, check out the Bob Vila 24 Days of Holiday Give-Aways slideshow.

For more information on Kenmore appliances and products, visit the manufacturer’s website.


Today’s Give-Aways: 10 Sure-Grip Laser Levels from BLACK & DECKER

Today, December 21, is day twenty-one of Bob Vila’s 24 Days of Holiday Give-Aways and your chance to enter to win one of 10 Black & Decker SureGrip All-In-One Laser Levels, valued at $29.97 each (MSRP). But, you must ENTER TODAY to be eligible to win.

The new SureGrip Laser Level features both visual and audio cues for maximum accuracy and visibility. The device securely suctions to non-porous wall surfaces—from painted drywall and wood to glass and polished stone—for up to two hours without leaving surface marks. To eliminate the need for second-guessing, a color change vial automatically adjusts from red to green when level is achieved. For accurate leveling when the device is out of sight, like installing a new refrigerator or hanging a curtain rod, the SureGrip laser level can also be set to provide an audio alert that gently beeps until the item is aligned.

Additional features include the SureGrip’s ability to project a laser line on either side of the fixed level—handy when hanging a row of pictures or wallpaper­—and lines that conveniently wrap around corners for leveling objects on perpendicular walls.

For official rules and entry, click here. To see what other fabulous prizes will be offered tomorrow and the remaining days of the contest period, check out the Bob Vila 24 Days of Holiday Give-Aways slideshow.

To find out more about Black & Decker’s complete line of products, including appliances, hand and power tools, and lawn and garden equipment, visit the manufacturer’s website.


Today’s Give-Away: The Total Air Sanitizer from HUNTER

Today, December 20, is day 20 of Bob Vila’s 24 Days of Holiday Give-Aways and your chance to enter to win a Total Air Sanitizer from Hunter Fan Company, valued at $179.99 (MSRP). But, you must ENTER TODAY to be eligible to win.

The Hunter Total Air Sanitizer is the only portable unit in the U.S. proven to effectively capture and kill harmful airborne particles, airborne germs, viruses and bacteria. It is capable of moving 100 cubic feet of air per minute and features an innovative electric HEPA filter technology that eliminates up to to 99.5 percent of pollen, mold, viruses and bacterias in a 12′ x 14′ room. In addition to being more effective than UV or UV-C air purifiers, the device carries an Energy Star rating and comes with a five-year manufacturer’s warranty.

For official rules and entry, click here. To see what other fabulous prizes will be offered tomorrow and for the remainder of the contest period, check out the Bob Vila 24 Days of Holiday Give-Aways slideshow.

To find out more about Hunter Fan Company’s products, visit the manufacturer’s website.


Today’s Holiday Give-Away from LOWE’S

Today, December 19, is the nineteenth day of Bob Vila’s 24 Days of Holiday Give-Aways and your chance to enter to win a $1,000 Gift Card from Lowe’s. But, you must ENTER TODAY to be eligible to win.

With more than 40,000 products in 20 categories from lumber and tools to appliances and nursery products, Lowe’s offers everything you need to accomplish your home improvement projects—regardless of size, scope and budget.  And if you’re looking for inspiration, tips, and expert how-tos, check out the retailer’s consumer publication and companion website—Creative Ideas, where you’ll find everything from simple weekend projects to instructional home maintenance videos.  There’s also Allen + Roth, Lowe’s private label décor brand, featuring 40 product groups and an online tool to help you visualize your personal style.

For official rules and entry, click here. To see what other fabulous prizes will be offered tomorrow and throughout the remainder of the contest period, check out the Bob Vila 24 Days of Holiday Give-Aways slideshows.

To find out more about Lowe’s products and a retail store near you, visit the manufacturer’s website.


Today’s Holiday Give-Away from AMANA

Today, December 18, is day eighteen of Bob Vila’s 24 Days of Holiday Give-Aways and your chance to enter to win a stainless steel 2.0 Cu. Ft. Countertop Microwave from Amana, valued at $269 (MSRP). But, you must ENTER TODAY to be eligible to win.

Amana, the brand that developed the first countertop microwave, introduces their largest one yet with this 2.0 Cu. Ft. model.  Available in black, white and stainless, it offers 1,000 watts of cooking power and can easily accommodate a 9″ x 13″ dish.  In addition to its sleek, contemporary styling, the microwave offers a variety of innovative features, including a Touchmatic control panel, 10 power levels, and a Sensor Cooking system that monitor’s humidity levels and adjusts cooking time for best results every time.  There is also a Custom Program that lets you pre-set the system to prepare all your microwave favorites.  In short, everything you expect from a brand like Amana.

For official rules and entry, click here. To see what other fabulous prizes will be offered tomorrow and throughout the remainder of the contest period, check out the Bob Vila 24 Days of Holiday Give-Aways slideshow.

To find out more about Amana appliances and products, visit the manufacturer’s website.


Today’s Holiday Give-Away from PORTER-CABLE

Today, December 17, is day seventeen of Bob Vila’s 24 Days of Holiday Give-Aways and your chance to enter to win one of two (2) Cordless 32-Piece Lithium Oscillating Multi-Tool Kits from Porter-Cable, valued at $159 (MSRP) each. But, you must ENTER TODAY to be eligible to win.

The Oscillating Multi-Tool Kit is designed to offer remodelers, carpenters, general contractors and other avid builders the quality and control they need to complete a variety of applications, from cutting wood and sanding to removing grout and scraping paint.  This Porter Cable Oscillating tool comes with a wide assortment of accessories that can be changed easily and quickly with a Tool-Free System, and features a variable speed control to accommodate any task. Other features include a comfort-grip, ergonomic handle design and an LED work light for enhanced visibility.  The Oscillating Multi-Tool Kit comes with two Lithium Ion batteries, one charger, a soft-sided storage case, and an accessories case.

For official rules and entry, click here. To see what other fabulous prizes will be offered tomorrow and throughout the remainder of the contest period, check out the Bob Vila 24 Days of Holiday Give-Aways slideshow.

To find out more about Porter-Cable tools, visit the manufacturer’s website.


Today’s Holiday Give-Away from CHAR-BROIL

Today, December 16, is day sixteen of Bob Vila’s 24 Days of Holiday Give-Aways and your chance to enter to win The Big Easy 2-in-1 Electric Infrared Smoker & Roaster from Char-Broil, valued at $249 (MSRP). But, you must ENTER TODAY to be eligible to win.

This innovative, dual-purpose cooker is ideal for backyard chefs that want all the flavor benefits of a traditional smoker without the time constraints and clean-up associated with charcoal slow-smoking. Unlike regular smokers that have only one temperature setting, Char-Broil’s 2-in-1-Electric Smoker & Roaster has 15 preset temperature settings—ranging from 125º to 525º F—giving cooks the ability to cook low and slow, roast at high temperatures, and cook a wide variety of foods in between. The TRU- INFRARED cooking system uses more than 65 percent infrared heat to cook the food directly, preserving natural juices. In addition, The Big Easy comes with cooking and warming baskets, adjustable racks, a digital thermometer sensor, and auto-clean function.

For official rules and entry, click here. To see what other fabulous prizes will be offered tomorrow and throughout the remainder of the contest period, check out the Bob Vila 24 Days of Holiday Give-Aways slideshow.

To find out more about Char-Broil’s products, including grills, fryers and outdoor fireplaces, visit the manufacturer’s website.