California Closets and Peter Walsh Announce "Organize This!" Facebook Contest

CALIFORNIA CLOSETS AND PETER WALSH ANNOUNCE “ORGANIZE THIS!” FACEBOOK CONTEST

Win $50,000 in custom home storage solutions and daily giveaways

SAN RAFAEL, CA – (May 7, 2010) – Today, California Closets®, the leader in home storage solutions and an authority in design, is announcing the launch of their first Facebook contest with the opportunity to win a $20,000 free custom storage solution and an in-home consultation from best-selling author and organization guru, Peter Walsh, also known for his appearances on the Oprah and Rachael Ray shows. Second Prize will win one $10,000 custom storage solution, Third Prize will win one of four $5,000 custom storage solutions, and there will be daily prizes given to participants at random.

Visit www.facebook.com/CaliforniaClosets and enter to win.

“I’m thrilled to be working with California Closets. Together we’re delivering innovative solutions that transform homes and lives,” said organizational guru Peter Walsh. “I’m proud to be working with a company that cares about its customers’ happiness and overall well-being.”

Being organized can change your life. Research has found that organized people do better in school, earn more money, and get promoted faster. According to a California Closets survey, 64 percent say they are either stressed or frustrated by disorganization.

“This is the perfect opportunity to channel that frustration, become more productive and take the next step toward de-cluttering your home. California Closets has been in the business of changing people’s lives for over 30 years and we are excited to be working with Peter Walsh to help fans get the life they want,” said California Closets President Bill Barton. “With franchisees across North America, we take on the challenge of disorganization every day, providing free designer consultations and custom home solutions that continue to deliver on our commitment to organizing everything from a closet to the home office.”

How to Enter to Win

In 1,000 charactersor less, participants enter to win by writing about a room in the house that needs some organization and how a proper solution would improve day-to-day life – a kid’s room, home office, living room, laundry room or even the garage. Participants fill out a simple registration form (name, address, phone, email) and upload a photo of their “organization challenge” through the Facebook contest page.

Just for entering, participants will also receive one of the following coupons as a gift with purchase:

  • UP TO $500 coupon off exclusive California Closets accessories
  • UP TO $500 coupon off drawer and/or door upgrades
  • UP TO $500 in savings on any Lago® Finish

The eight week contest will run from Friday, May 7 to Monday, July 5, 2010, closing at 11:59 p.m. Pacific time. Adults in the U.S. and Canada (excluding Quebec) are eligible to participate.

Voting

The Grand Prize, Second Prize and Third Prizes will be selected based on a combination of Facebook Fan voting and judging by Peter Walsh and California Closets. Entries with the most Fan votes will be shortlisted for final judging and selection. Winners will be selected in July 2010.

Facebook Fans who visit the contest can vote for their favorite entries by reviewing stories and selecting the vote button. Participants will be encouraged to let friends and family know about their entry, so they can vote. The more votes an entry has, the greater the opportunity of getting into the finals.

What You Win

The prizes consist of the following:

  • Grand Prize: $20,000 in custom storage solutions and a consultation with organizational guru Peter Walsh
  • Second Prize: One $10,000 custom storage solution
  • Third Prize: One of four $5,000 custom storage solutions
  • Daily Prizes: Random draw for five daily winners of a Peter Walsh book or DVD

In July, the Grand Prize winner will be featured on the California Closets Facebook page along with a video of Peter Walsh’s visit to the winning home. For full contest details, visit http://tinyurl.com/298bd6v.

About California Closets

For over thirty years, California Closets has designed custom storage solutions for every room in the home. With franchisees in the U.S., Canada, the Caribbean and Mexico, it is the largest custom storage franchise-based company in the world, known for intuitive organization, innovative design, and a commitment to creating an exemplary customer experience. California Closets provides consumers more of life’s most valuable commodity – time.

Additional information can be found at www.californiaclosets.com, in our showrooms, or by calling us at 800.274.6754.

California Closet Company, Inc. is owned by The Franchise Company, a subsidiary of First Service Corporation.

© 2010 California Closet Company, Inc. All rights reserved. Each franchise independently owned and operated.

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