Helps Do-It-Yourselfers Win $5,000 in GE Appliances
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Go to Canadian site Helps Do-It-Yourselfers Win $5,000 in GE Appliances is giving away $5,000 in GE Appliances to one lucky blogger.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

HALIFAX, Nova Scotia —, the complete online resource for the do-it-yourself repair market and official home of the Instant Repairman, is calling on bloggers across the U.S. to share their tales of do-it-yourself adventures for a chance to win $5,000 worth of GE home appliances. is searching for the most entertaining, astonishing, and empowering DIY stories, and will award one randomly selected participant the ultimate grand prize of a $5,000 home appliance makeover.’s blogging contest begins on Oct. 27, and participants will have two months to enter. To qualify, participants must publish a blog post of 300 words or more that addresses one of these five topics:

  • * What is your proudest creation or most empowering DIY moment?
  • * Tell us about your worst DIY disaster.
  • * What is the coolest thing you upcycled or repurposed in your home?
  • * Share your best “if my appliance could talk” story.
  • * What is the most innovative solution you have implemented to solve a home-related conundrum?

“This contest was inspired by our customers,” says Steve Ash, Service Director for “The do-it-yourselfers who visit our site often share amusing anecdotes or success stories about how they solved a particularly challenging appliance problem. We decided to extend the opportunity to the entire DIY community in the hopes that their stories will encourage and empower others to take on do-it-yourself repairs as well.”

Eligibility requirements

All participants must be U.S. citizens and 18 years of age or older. To enter, contestants must share on their personal blog a unique narrative of at least 300 words that addresses one of the aforementioned topics. To complete the entry, bloggers must send the URL of the post to

One entry will be accepted per blog domain. All entries must be received before 11:59 p.m. EST on Dec. 30. One winner will be selected at random and notified within seven days of the close of the contest period. For full contest details, please visit provides myriad resources to help do-it-yourselfers complete their own home appliance repair. These include replacement parts for all major North American brands, thousands of installation instructions, and hundreds of step-by-step YouTube videos. To begin your own repair project or learn more about how is simplifying do-it-yourself appliance repair, visit

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