So, a funny thing happened about a month ago. I got an email inviting me to apply for a test drive program with Frigidaire, in conjunction with this new campaign they’re doing with some of their new appliances. It’s all about helping moms have more time for things other than chores, because they did some market research and discovered that—are you ready for this?—the average mom spends 200 hours every month doing household chores rather than doing things we love better. Like, shopping for shoes. (In fact, they’re so sure these appliances will give you more time, they’re guaranteeing it—buy three or more select Frigidaire appliances, and if you don’t end up having at least eight extra hours that first month thanks to their fabulousness, you can return them for free.)
I filled out the application and spent a long time deciding which of the offered appliances I’d most like to receive. On the one hand, the washer/dryer pair sounded positively sexy; on the other, my dishwasher is in the process of dying a slow and painful death. After a day of telling my husband, “But! High efficiency machines! And they’re red!” I sucked it up and applied to receive the dishwasher, because I’m all responsible and logical and stuff.
I also checked the box saying that I’d be interested in being on a special team that receives everything. I mean, why not, right? And then I promptly forgot about the whole thing. Until I got an email back telling me that I’d been selected to get an entire kitchen full of shiny new appliances.
(Feel free to scream loudly and dance around the room. That’s pretty much what I did when I found out.)
So buckle up, my pretties—I’m going to take you along on my Frigidaire adventure, and tell you how you can win new appliances, too!
Here’s what’s going to happen: I’m going to be receiving all sorts of exciting shiny things, here, and I’m going to blog about them now and then to let you know what I think. In all, I’ll be receiving a dishwasher, a flat-top electric range, an over-the-range microwave, a side-by-side fridge/freezer, and yes, the extremely sexy red washer/dryer pair that I hear holds some ridiculous amount of clothing at once and dries clothes as fast as it washes them.
Just to be clear, yes, I am getting an insane number of appliances for free in return for writing about them. However, even all those shiny things are not sufficient to put words in my mouth, so you will be hearing my honest opinions about these machines. Granted, my current sad little kitchen is filled with old appliances and it’s extremely likely I will love the new appliances with a fervor that borders on the unnatural, but if there’s something I don’t like, you’ll be hearing about that, too.
Now for the important part—why should you care? Well, because it may mean goodies for you, as well! The Frigidaire site now has a link to their brand-spanking-new site, My Motherload, where you can enter to win shiny new appliances of your own. Every day you can enter the Daily Dare for a shot at the same washer/dryer pair I’m getting (red! so pretty!), and if you enter the 5 Things contest by telling them what you’d do with an extra free hour each day, you’ll be entered to win the entire suite of appliances.
How cool would it be if a Want Not-er won? So cool! We could be appliance twins!
If you’re on Facebook, you may also want to go become a fan of Frigidaire on their Facebook page; I’m not sure what all they’re planning to do there, but I’m guessing there may be some promotions folks can get in on, that way, and who are we to miss an opportunity for savings?
Needless to say, I’m so excited about this opportunity I could just… just… um, I could just kick my cruddy old dishwasher! Also, I could start saying things to my husband like, “You know, all of those stainless steel appliances are going to make this old vinyl and crummy old cabinets and cheap counter tops look even worse….” (He is so lucky to be married to me, y’all!)
This is going to be fun.