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The Design Intervention: "We're going to get you help."

True Value Launches "Design SOS: Friends to the Rescue" Contest

Do you have a friend with a disgustingly designed home? True Value wants to hear about it. And maybe just give you both $2,500.

From now until October 7, the hardware company is taking video and photo submissions from individuals with friends in need of design help. Go to StartRightStartHere.com to enter and check out some existing submissions for inspiration.

The winning pair--meaning the person who most clearly needs some help and the friend who was kind enough to bring it to the world's attention--will each get $2,500 to spend at a True Value store as well as the services of a design and DIY consultant.

Do you have a friend perfect for this contest? Get on it!

Win a New Refrigerator | Kitchen Appliances and Contests

Want to win a new fridge? Daisy Brand Cottage Cheese is sponsoring its second annual Freshen Up Your Fridge contest and giving away a new Whirlpool side-by-side refrigerator with 6th Sense Technology (it can see dead vegetables), a year's supply of Daisy Brand Cottage cheese and an in-home visit by a registered dietitian.

To win, all you have to do is describe in 50 words or less "why and how your eating habits could be improved through a fresh fridge makeover."

50 words is not a lot, but it's certainly more than a Tweet. I'd love to see a similar contest run with the 140 character limit. Here's what mine would be: "Fridge Freshening Fun Frees Up Freezer Space for Fruits, Fishes and Folgers." With characters to spare...

Are you entering the contest? If so, share with us what you wrote for an entry.

Enter to win home improvement supplies!

Summer DIY Give-A-Way | Contest and Giveaways

Home improvement supplies running low? Restock your shelves by entering Renovate Your World's Summer DIY Give-A-Way, sponsored by Loctite. We are giving away 25 Loctite Projects Packs containing a great selection of glues and adhesives that are sure to come in handy for your next project.

Visit our contest page to submit your entry to win.

To learn more about Loctite’s products click here

Good luck on your next project!

Father's Day Contest

Attention handy fathers and children: SKIL, Lowe's and Worlds of Discovery have teamed together to create a contest for father-child projects. The grand prize is an all-expense paid family vacation and that's just one of the 130(!) prizes. To enter, download and build one of the four project plans then submit three or more photos of the project in process and one of the completed along with an entry form. Two of the project plans include a how-to video, so no "I'm not good building things" excuses. The contest has different project plans for different age ranges and the contest. Get started by going to the SKIL Building Memories Web site.

My House Stinks Contest from Dutch Boy

Do you have a smelly room in your house? This contest from Dutch Boy can give you the means to clean it up. The first place winner of the My House Stinks contest will win 50 gallons of Dutch Boy's Refresh paint and $5,000 to beautify the room. Second place wins 25 gallons of Refresh paint and $2,500, and third place wins 10 gallons and $1,000. To enter, submit a photo and the room's stinky story following the rules documented here. You can also win four gallons of Refresh paint by rating story submissions.

Kick Off Spring Giveaway

Register to win a Rain Bird irrigation system or a pair of Wolverine work boots in renovateyourworld.com's Kick Off Spring Giveaway. Three lucky winners will receive Rain Bird irrigation systems with a approximate retail value of $750 and five winners will receive Wolverine work boots valued between $110 and $160. Read more about the prizes here. Enter today!

Win a $4,000 Lennox Hearth Fireplace

If you are working on an energy-efficiency project this winter, be sure to enter our Winter Warm-Up Giveaway! To help keep you warm, we are giving away a Lennox Hearth product of your choice valued up to $4,000. Register and describe the project you are working on and you are entered into our drawing to win any one of these Lennox Hearth products. Enter today!

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