$100 American Express Giveaway

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Have you been wanting to do a makeover or remodeling of any rooms in your house?  If so, enter the Apartment Guide “Your Picks.Your Place” sweepstakes for a chance to win the grand prize of $10,000 or 1 of 8 $250 weekly prizes with home decor items.  From now thru Tuesday, August 14th, you can visit YourPicksYourPlace.com & vote once per day for your favorite bedroom design. There are 4 bedroom styleboard designs with home decor & furniture items selected by bloggers.

One of the featured styleboards – Coastal Escape – I love how serene this looks!

While at the Your Picks, Your Place website , you can also find design & decor tips from Kim Myles, a TV host of “Myles of Style” & design expert as well as ideas from the featured design bloggers. I always have a list of improvements I want to make in various rooms in our house, so I’m always looking for new ideas & inspiration & I found some interesting ideas on the website.

Here are some of the topics you’ll find at the Your Picks, Your Place blog:

  • Decorating & organizing in small spaces
  • Making a rustic style bedroom
  • Organizing your home office & reducing clutter

Giveaway – $100 American Express Gift Card

The Apartment Guide is offering a $100 American Express gift card to provide the opportunity for a Thrifty NW Mom reader to do a mini-makeover in a room at your house.

This giveaway will end on Wednesday August 15th at 9pm pst.

The winners will be drawn using “And the Winner Is” plugin and announced on the blog.  I will also email the winners. The winners will have 48 hours to contact me, otherwise a new winner will be drawn. US residents only & you must be 18 yrs or older to enter the giveaway. This giveaway is not affiliated with Facebook in any way.

Here’s how to enter this giveaway::

1st Entry (required entry): Head to the Your Picks, Your Place blog & tell us your favorite design tip you learned. 

Optional Entries : (make sure these are all separate comments, with a comment for each entry)

2) Leave a comment here on the blog stating that you entered the Apartment Guide “Your Picks, Your Place” sweepstakes.

Disclosure:  Apartment Guide and owner Consumer Source, Inc. partnered with bloggers such as me to promote the “Your Picks. Your Place. Sweepstakes.”  As part of that program, we received compensation.  They did not tell me what to say in this post, and believe that consumers and bloggers are free to form their own opinions and share them in their own words. Consumer Source’s policies align with WOMMA Ethics Code, FTC guidelines and social media engagement recommendations.The winner of this giveaway will be randomly chosen and gift card fulfillment will be handled by a third party.  See our disclosure policy  for more details.


  1. My favorite design “tip” was from the “Say no to clutter How to organize your home office” which was to buy a board. I think that this will really help keep the clutter off of my desk but still in my minds eye :)

  2. The No Space? No Problem post is something I need to incorporate more of in my house. Some things I have done but there were a couple good ideas I hadn’t thought of!

  3. I liked the tips for renters and how to update and decorate on rental homes without doing anything permanent. :] thanks for this opportunity!

  4. My color choices of white and greys say that Im a simple person so I learned about how showing my personality a bit more with some color!

  5. My favorite design tip is about revamping rented space by painting walls and hanging curtains rather than ripping and tearing.

  6. I learned that if your furniture is simple, use an eclectic print(curtain) to make a statement, in the “Revamp Don’t replace” Article.

  7. Say “No” to Clutter: How to Organize Your Home Office. I liked the advice to look for a desk model that comes with built-in drawers and lots of storage space

  8. I love the series on decorating the dinning room. That is the room we are working on right now!

  9. I learned about No Space? No Problem. I have a small house, and seem to always have issues with space.

  10. I liked many tips, especially how to organize your home office. Definitely will be using these tips for my projects.

  11. My favorite tip is “Hang It”: If you can’t stand the sight of those chunky shutters or broken window panes, curtains are an easy fix.

  12. i like the revamp, don’t replace tip for painting. it’s so simple and it feels like you did a lot of work!

  13. I love the tip for “Revamp Don’t Replace”: If the lack of separation drives you insane, use a tall shelving unit or bookcase to segment your space. The right item will help you create a living room or dining room where there used to be just, well, room. It will also provide extra storage and give you a place to display your décor.

  14. What Your Apartment Color Scheme Says About Your Personality – I like blue and purple so according to this blue indicates patience and understanding purple introverted, yet open-minded personality

  15. My favorite tip: Revamp, Don’t Replace. Apartments are notorious for having open floor plans and minimal division. If the lack of separation drives you insane, use a tall shelving unit or bookcase to segment your space.
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  16. I entered and voted for the “Rustic Retreat” Bedroom.
    jslbrown_03 at yahoo dot com

  17. I entered this sweepstakes and I enjoyed Kim Myles tip on how to make bird’s nest lamp shade. Brilliant!

  18. The tip that resonated with me was to use a tall shelving unit or bookcase to segment your space. I really like this idea.

    Thank you.

  19. My favorite tip I found on their site was in the article “Say No to Clutter: How to Organize Your Home Office”. I love the idea of having a bright colored desk chair. It makes the work area a little more fun and it can help incorporate the desk into the other colors flowing in your room.

  20. I also entered their giveaway – I chose the Southern Bungalow room in the bedroom category – so pretty!

  21. Use a floor-length tablecloth on a side table for a discrete place to store extra stuff.

  22. I liked the idea of having armless furniture to make your space appear bigger…I could sure use that! ;)

  23. A design tip I learned was to find a piece of furniture you like and keep looking until you find it or similar in your price range online.

  24. I like the “Put an easy-to-read label on the front of each bin so you won’t have to tear your whole place apart the next time you need a stapler.” for our home office.

  25. My favorite design tip was: Texture is a wonderful way to add layers to your room and makes the space feel more lived in.

  26. Use magnets to mount a new lampshade or create your own light fixture replacement using a plastic basket.

  27. I really like the idea of incorporating architectural details into a home to add more visual interest.

  28. I liked the idea to make your bed everyday from Organize your bedroom: Nine ideas. I do this and it is absolutely true!

  29. I learned that to save space you can use a floor length table cloth so you can store things under the table

  30. I love the Coastal Getaway as well. It’s the look I’m going for with my new babies nursery!

  31. I like the Top 10 things you can do to make a room post. I know my living room really needs a big mirror and this just confirms it.

  32. I liked Organize Your Bedroom: Nine Ideas… now if I could get my husband to comply. :-)

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