Volume 46, Issue 9 - November/December 2007
Rebates & Special Offers
Fill ‘Er Up for Free
Allied Building Products Corp. recently announced the launch of its “AlliedBuilding.com Free Gas Giveaway,” in which five winners will receive free gas for one year.
The East Rutherford, N.J.-based distributor of residential and commercial building products says the contest is limited to construction industry professionals 18 years of age and older.
“Allied understands that rising gas prices continue to put a strain on businesses nationwide,” says Tim Williams, director of sales and marketing. “As a result, we wanted to put together a fun promotion that can help alleviate some of that strain while driving our new and existing customers to AlliedBuilding.com to view some of its beneficial features.”
The promotion began on November 1, 2007, and will run through January 11, 2008. Five winners will be selected at random and notified during the week of January 14, 2008. For official contest rules, stop by one of Allied Building Products’ more than 190 branch locations nationwide or visit the company’s website. www.alliedbuilding.com
A Quick Selling Incentive
The current federal tax credit program available to homeowners who make energy-efficient upgrades only runs until the end of the year. The federal tax credit offered for replacing exterior windows, purchased and installed by year’s end, is 10 percent of the product cost, up to $200. The credit for exterior doors is 10 percent of the product cost, up to $500. The maximum amount of homeowner credit for all improvements combined is $500 during the two-year period that this program has been available. The program ends December 31, 2007. www.irs.gov
JELD-WEN Wants to be Scared
If you sell JELD-WEN products, then be sure your customers know about the company’s “Scariest Utility Bill Window and Door Replacement Contest 2007.” This contest is open and offered to all homeowners within the 50 United States or the District of Columbia. Your customers can encourage their clients to enter and the first-place winner will receive either JELD-WEN vinyl windows and doors, or JELD-WEN pocket wood windows.
Entries will be judged on: 20 percent based on the utility bill divided by square footage of the home; 40 percent based on a compelling essay on why energy-efficient products are needed; 20 percent based on the impact that energy-efficient windows and doors will have on the home; and 20 percent based on the viability of JELD-WEN product being used in the home. www.jeld-wen.com
Multiple Offers from USG
USG, a Chicago-based producer of gypsum wallboard, joint compound and other related products, currently is offering several rebate and sweepstake opportunities for builders and contractors:
Paper-Faced Bead Rebate
USG currently offers a 50-percent rebate for contractors on the purchase of Paper-Faced Bead—up to $45. This offer is good through February 3, 2008. www.usgpfbrebate.com
Dust Control Rebate
USG currently offers a 20-percent rebate on the purchase of Dust Control—up to a total purchase price of $500. The offer ends December 31, so hurry and get the details. www.downwithdust.com
If you have customers who love NASCAR, tell them to hurry up and register to win a NASCAR VIP weekend from USG. The sweepstakes ends December 31. www.securocksweepstakes.com
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