November 27, 2007

Comforts of Home Holiday Contest

marlboro_man.jpgAppliance Parts Pros is running a cool contest that gives you the opportunity to not only win a new iphone, but to also contribute to care packages going overseas to our troops stationed in Iraq and Afghanistan. Each entry adds additional items to the care packages; items such as calling cards, magazines, snacks, and hygiene products, stuff that we take for granted.

Details about the contest are here and info about the care packages is here.

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November 26, 2007

Big Bosch Promotions

bosch_12_inch_miter_saw.jpgFor the remainder of the holiday season Bosch has a couple of really nice promotions. One, in particular, when combined with Amazon's current promotions, translates into freaky savings...

Free Bosch PR10E Colt Single-Speed Palm-Grip Router with the purchase of a Bosch 5412L 12-Inch Dual Bevel Slide Miter Saw with Laser Tracking - We've extensively used both of these tools and can vouch for their greatness. The miter saw is accurate and has all the controls up front and the Colt has both power and maneuverability in a small package. The Dual Bevel Miter Saw costs $589 at Amazon, which puts you over the $500 mark for a Bosch tool purchase, meaning that, in addition to the $100 Colt Router, you'll also get a Bosch PS20-2 Litheon 10.8-Volt Lithium-Ion Pocket Driver for free ($115 value). Not to mention that Amazon is also taking $50 off the price of the miter saw. So that's a palm router and a pocket driver free with the miter saw, which has a $50 instant rebate. And if that's not enough, Amazon is also offering 20% off any accessory for the miter saw, this includes things like stands and digital protractors (scroll down on this page for a list of available accessories). Please note that the Palm Router deal is a mail-in rebate available directly through Bosch, while the other offers are through Amazon and may require you to add in rebate codes during checkout. We've had some trouble with Amazon promotions before, so make sure that you dot all the i's and cross all the t's before completing your order. Details of the Bosch promotion here.

Free 10.8-Volt Litheon Flashlight with the purchase of a Bosch Ultra Compact Tool (Bosch PS10-2 10.8-Volt Lithium-Ion I-Driver, Bosch PS20-2 10.8-Volt Lithium-Ion Pocket Driver, or Bosch PS40-2 10.8V Impact Driver) - This doesn't look like a mail-in rebate, so our guess is that the tools come in a bundled package in stores. We do know that it is a 'while supplies last' deal and that the flashlight has a value of $40. Details here.

Doug Mahoney at Permalink | Comments (0) | social bookmarking

November 15, 2007

Vermont American turns 60

60_logo.jpgVermont American, makers of fine power tool accessories turns 60 this year. The company, started in 1947 has a long track record of innovation, including:

  • 1947 - first circular saw blade
  • 1948 - first dado blades
  • 1959 - develops high-speed steel router bits
  • 1982 - first titanium drill bits for the consumer.
  • 1998 - first titanium saw blades for the consumer

Their current catalog has over 200 items including sawzall blades, jigsaw blades, drill bits, driver bits, hole saws, router bits, band saw blades, and on and on.

We use their bits all the time and want to pass on a congratulations for hitting the 60 year milestone.

Vermont American at Amazon.com

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November 13, 2007

Irwin Parallel Jaw Clamps Sweepstakes

irwin_clamp.jpgIrwin is giving away a set of their new Parallel Jaw Quick Clamps and if you want to get into the running, you just have to go to their site and fill out a quick form. The clamps have a big 3-3/4" jaw depth which can exert 1150 lbs of pressure on the work piece.

Irwin is accepting entries until December 14th and you can keep entering every day until then to increase your chances. The random drawing to determine the winner will be on December 17th.

Enter the contest here.

Doug Mahoney at Permalink | Comments (0) | social bookmarking

November 7, 2007

Home Depot $25,000 Gift Card Contest

winner.jpgHome Depot has just started a contest that's perfect for all of you who enjoy putting yourself on camera. To enter, just video yourself talking about what you would do with the $25,000 grand prize and post it up on youtube.com.

Videos can be submitted from November 10th (this Saturday) until December 15th. A winner will be announced on December 17th. Your insane spending spree starts moments later.

Submissions will be judged on creativity, originality, and number of viewers. Official rules can be accessed here.

There are a few submissions up already and so far they're pretty underwhelming. At this point, Melissa's the clear winner, but that isn't saying much. So until the contest really gets rolling, you're better off watching flaming pianos get catapulted across the desert.

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October 30, 2007

Northern Tool Milwaukee Giveaway

milwaukee_contest.gifThe guys at Northern Tool are giving away a Milwaukee V18 Li-Ion 4-Piece Combo Kit and all you have to do to get in the running for it is to rate a product on their site. It looks like a simple three step process; find an item you know about, create an account (it only takes a sec, we've done it), and then rate the product.

The combo kit comes with a circular saw, a hammer drill/driver, a work light, and a reciprocating saw. It's got a value of about $600. If you're not lucky enough to get the combo kit, you could still walk away with one of five $50 gift certificates to Northern Tool.

The best part about the contest is that it started yesterday (Oct. 29th) and it ends Friday (Nov. 2nd), so there's not a whole lot of time for people to hear about it and enter. That translates into higher chances of you hitting the jackpot.

More information at Northern Tool.

Doug Mahoney at Permalink | Comments (0) | social bookmarking

October 19, 2007

Home Depot Holiday Gift Cards

hd_giftcard.jpgIf you're one of those people who is desperately trying to get all of your Christmas shopping done by November, you should investigate Home Depot Gift Cards as a way to knock at least a few people off your list.

They've just rolled out all of their holiday designs and there are a few different types of gift cards to choose from. They've got the standard card, one that comes with a free coke, one that has an added security feature, one in Spanish, and one that comes with a little DVD filled with DIY tutorials.

So head to Home Depot, throw them some cash, and walk away with no more Christmas shopping to do until October 2008.

Doug Mahoney at Permalink | Comments (0) | social bookmarking

October 10, 2007

DeWalt Nano Hammerdrill Sweepstakes

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DeWalt is giving away one of their new Nano-powered hammerdrills. All you have to do to get in on the action is go to their website and enter to win. It's pretty easy.

Entries will be accepted until December 31, 2007 and the random drawing will be held on or about January 10, 2008. The winner has a choice between a 18-volt hammer drill, a 28-volt hammerdrill, or a 36-volt hammerdrill.

Enter the contest here.

Doug Mahoney at Permalink | Comments (0) | social bookmarking

August 3, 2007

We Have a Winner

scrabble_winner_170.jpgWell we put all the names in a hat and did our drawing and are happy to say that reader Joe is now the owner of Ridgid's new 18 Volt Li-Ion drill. We want to thank everyone who entered and shared their thoughts on the website. There was a lot of great feedback and we really appreciate you guys taking the time to let us know what you think. So, for Joe, congrats, and for the rest of you we can guarantee that there will be other tool give aways in the future. Thanks again.

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July 27, 2007

Vent Your Spleen - Win a Drill

drill_top.jpgThis is your last chance to win a drill just by letting us know what you think of us. Since we're going to be clearing out of town for the weekend, we'll extend our timeline and accept entries until Sunday at midnight. Remember, the drawing is random, so you can be as honest (read: brutal) as you want to be. We'll have a winner early next week.

Everything you need to know about the contest is here.

Trust us, it's a killer drill.

Good luck and have a great weekend.

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