Fab Freebie: All Time Lowe’s

***This giveaway is no longer accepting entries***

For our big two year blogiversary and we’re celebrating with one of the biggest freebies we’ve ever freebied: a $500 Lowe’s gift card.

Did that sink in yet? It still hasn’t for us. When we started hunting for the perfect blogiversary prize a few weeks ago we never thought we’d land something so exciting. It’s like Lowe’s is giving one of you the chance to take on a big project and they’re footing the bill. And we couldn’t be more thrilled to be giving it away.

We probably don’t need to remind you of all the items you could snag during a $500 shopping blitz at Lowe’s – paint, lighting, power tools, holiday decor, flooring. Heck, you could even get a new dishwasher or something. So in case you’re having any trouble picturing where you’d put five hundred Lowe’s dollars, allow us to lend our expertise (that is, our money-spending assistance). Here are a few items that we’ve got our eyes on:

This Idylis air purifier: Since the cold weather will have us closing up our windows and doors soon, the HEPA filter on this baby keeps indoor air from getting stale and could really help Sherry as we get into allergy season.

A new lawn mower: I know the season’s ending, but I’ve had it up to here (picture my hand above my head) with the used mower we bought when we moved back in 2006 (let’s just say it’s no longer self-propelling). Lowe’s online Mower Selector tool helped turn up a bunch of options that we could snag for well under 500 beans.

A cool bathroom sink: With a full bathroom redo moving closer to the top of our to-do list we’re already starting to fantasize about where we can add some special touches, like plopping a vessel sink on top of a thrifted piece of furniture-turned-vanity. And Lowe’s has a bunch of awesome vessel sink options.

I’ve also been contemplating adding some outdoor path lighting or taking our garage organization a step further with some more sophisticated shelving. But we’d better quit letting our minds wander because we’re not the ones who get the $500 gift card… one of you does! Here’s how:

  • PRIZE: A $500 Lowe’s gift card (in case you forgot)
  • TO ENTER: Comment on this post with the words “GIMME THAT $500” (why dance around it, right?) and…
  • BONUS QUESTION: Tell us what project you might spend the prize on. Surely we’re not the only ones daydreaming about where $500 could go (and no, we won’t be picking a winner based on this answer – it’ll still be random)
  • CONTEST CLOSES: Thursday, September 24th at 8pm EST (that’s an extra day!)
  • WINNER: One lucky lady or gent
  • PRIZE SHIPS: Anywhere in the USA (but Lowe’s loving Canadians with friends or family in the states can enter and we’ll send it to your US relative/friend who can forward it on to you).
  • THE USUAL: One entry per e-mail address is permitted. The winner will be selected using random.org and announced on Thursday. Good luck!

Get more info on our freebies at our Giveaway FAQs page. Images courtesy of Lowe’s.


  1. Megan says

    GIMME THAT $500! A standing freezer for our garage. We live in a townhouse apartment and are blessed with a 1 1/2 car garage. Until someone invents a “1/2 car” I’ll be totally content outfitting the space with a standing freezer. I’d fill it to the top with homemade chili, red sauce, perhaps a quarter steer and enough boneless, skinless chicken breast to last until the ground thaws in April.

  2. Grace says

    GIMME that $500!!!! We could use it to help pay for patio stone for our backyard. Who knew that stone can be so expensive!

  3. Alicia says

    GIMME THAT $500!!!!!!!!

    Just moved into my first home two months ago and could easily spend that $500!!

    Happy 2nd Blogiversay!

  4. says

    GIMME THAT $500!!!! We need new carpet. Our house has wood floors every where except for 3 bedrooms and after two very active boys it is to time replace the carpet!
    Awesome giveaway!

  5. Tashia Doyle says

    “Gimmie that $500” There are a million things I can think of for the house, but I think the first thing I would do would be putting in a new vanity and sink in our main bath. It really needs some work!!

  6. Alicia says

    GIMME THAT $500!!!

    I would definitely be giving the money to my mom. She worked so hard as a single parent, I would love to be able to give her the $500 improvement money to make her life a little easier! Most likely options: bathroom floor tile, new dryer, new lawn mower, new snow blower.

    Thanks YHL!!

  7. Eugenie says

    GIMME THAT $500! (Please!)

    My husband and I have been dreaming of the perfect “bungalow yellow” to paint our dining room and living room. We can’t seem to find it, though. This would also help us remedy our sagging living room cieling.

    I’ve had so much fun on your site. Thank you!

  8. says

    Gimme that $500!

    What wouldn’t we do? My husband and I are moving into our first home on October 1st. We are so excited, because it was built in 1896 and has tons of character. However, it also needs a lot of work! So, if we had that $500 then I think we could use that towards the paint for different rooms or I might just put that straight towards the bathroom! I cannot wait to start working on each room!

  9. Crystal says

    GIMME THAT $500!!
    Were turning our attic into a third bedroom in the spring and that $500 could be a HUGE start!

  10. Lisa in Toledo says

    GIMME THAT $500! We’re trying to update many things in our house including insulation. We need to get it done soon, winters in Ohio are pretty crazy!

  11. Stephanie says

    GIMME THAT $500!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    There are so many things to get!! Definitely would love to get some new light fixtures/fans. Maybe new hardware and of course of landscaping stuff :) Projects projects projects!!

  12. says

    Gimme That $500! I would finally, FINALLY be able to finish my bathroom. We only have one full bath in our house, and it is in dire straits.