***This Giveaway is now closed and no longer taking entries. Thanks to all who commented. The results will be announced Wednesday, October 21, 2009***
Pump me up and call me Hans…I am so excited to share with you another amazing giveaway. Fasten the seatbelts. This one is going to the 21st century and beyond!
DuPont (as in those fine folks that produce Corian® and Zodiaq® countertops) want to give you a chance to explore one of their lastest and greatest DIYer’s applications. It’s called mysurface. And it is actually super cool if you are ever in the market for chic new countertops. Basically you can go into iTunes and download the app (that’s short for ‘application’, mom) for free. Then anytime you are dreaming about a new color scheme for your kitchen, bathroom or laundry space – you can whip out the application and pull up your favorite hue. This is dreaming in color people!
But what if you don’t own a device to download this ever-so-helpful application on to?
DuPont to the rescue! They are giving away to one lucky ABP reader a brand spanky new iTouch for you to download mysurface! Want some more details? I am here to deliver 🙂
PRIZE : iTouch device
NUMBER OF WINNERS : One (1)
TO ENTER : Leave a comment with the phrase “I’D DO DUPONT” and tell me your favorite iTunes application.
PRIZE SHIPS : Within the USA
NITTY GRITTY : This giveaway ends on Tuesday, October 20th at 8am EDT. Only one contest entry per email address. The winners will be chosen using Random.org and announced on Wednesday, October 21st.
So if you know me, you know that I am not super-techy-savy. Yes, I can text message. Yes, I have even been known to record every singing and dancing reality tv show known to man on our DVR. But iTunes? I usually leave that up to the boyfriend. I just write down the name of the ditty that I want to shuffle my cellulite to and Jeremy (after a little scoffing at my song choice) downloads it for me. Until now….
I got my very own iTouch in the mail and actually dared to download mysurface all by myself.
AND IT WORKED!
After the initial setting-up process, all I did was enter ‘mysurface’ in the search box on iTunes. And low and behold:
All that sweating for nothing.
And the down-low low-down on the download? Well, it took less than a minute. I am so down with that.
So now you must be wondering what this shmancy new application does and how you can use it, right? Well, it is basically a countertop sample book at your fingertips. It contains a slew of information – such as a hue-chart, sample ordering info, and even a gallery of DuPont countertops. And the way it helps all you contractors, designers, and DIYers, is that you can select a countertop color at any time and make the full screen show exactly how the details of that surface would look like in your space. Pretty cool, huh?
And because I don’t want anyone to walk away empty handed – I also made a list of my top 10 favorite FREE home improvement applications. The giving just doesn’t stop 🙂
#1 – Mysurface – use it anytime you need to make a countertop selection and see that choice in action by simply laying down your ipod.
#2 – Bolt & Nut – Find that right nut (and I don’t mean the one you married!), get a handy reference list for screws, and a ruler all in one.
#3 – Ben Color Capture – Benjamin Moore colors at your fingertips, log your favs, and find a store nearby!
#4 – Evernote – Keep notes on your latest home improvement projects, file inspiring photos, and keep those measurements handy with this 21st century trapper-keeper.
#5 – HGTV’s Staging and Property – Watch HGTV shows, get tips and ideas, and see those beautiful before/after photos without the cable company.
#6 – Hole spacer – Bad at spacing out holes? This little gadget will help get your holes in a row 🙂
#7 – iHandy Level – A level and a surface level for hanging picture frames and adjusting feet on the kitchen table.
#8 – A Home Decorating Book – The ten commandments of home decorating – a few simple reminders for your own space!
#9 – Home Stuff – A directory listing of every possible home improvement need you could ever have. Get on the phone today 🙂
#10 – Units – Bad at math? Yeah, me three. (Sorry for the cheese, ya’ll). But no need to invest in that graphing calculator…this app has got your conversions in a split second.
Any other free apps I should know about? Maybe something that can simulate the taste of bacon without any calories? Or maybe you just want me to stop typing so you can enter the contest already….well…oka…