Friday, November 30, 2012
Share your recommendations on which homes to check out, and upload photos of the best displays.
Touring local streets for brightly lit homes is a holiday tradition, and the west metro has no shortage of festive houses. Patch would like your help sharing the best displays with the community. To tell your neighbors where these are, please add a marker to the map above. Simply click the "Add" button, enter an address and share a little about what makes that display special. If you don't have an exact address, an intersection will do. Are you proud of your own display? After sharing its location on the map, enter Patch’s Deck the House Contest for a chance to win $100,000 for your local school district and and/or $500 to pay your electric bills. To enter, just visit the appropriate Patch contest site:
Sunday, November 25, 2012
Did you decorate your house for the holidays this year? Enter our "Deck the House" contest and you could win $100,000 for your local school district and $500 to pay your electric bills!
Sunday, November 25, 2012
We’re launching our annual Deck the House Contest to find the most over-the-top holiday decorations in America—the best “decked” house in the country—the one home so spectacularly decorated that everyone in town jokes your holiday decorations could rival Rockefeller Center’s. If this sounds like your house, upload a photo or video of your home to our contest page from Nov. 26 to Dec. 16. Only residents of Patch towns are eligible to enter. We’ll select 24 regional finalists, and from them, pick one grand prize winner. Patch will pay up to $500 of the utility bill for each finalist, while our national winner will have $100,000 donated to his or her local school district. Our contest is right around the corner, so now’s the time to get your …
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Campaigners urging a switch to efficient LED lights, and offer a way to get rid of the old ones.
For anyone who gets serious about holiday decorating, the older, incandescent style of Christmas tree lights can be a real drag. They burn out all too frequently—in some older models completely knocking out the entire chain—and they can draw so much electricity to burn a big hole in your wallet. Even Patch felt compelled to offer up to $500 to pay for the electric bills of the finalists in our Deck The House holiday lights contest this year! Now, two Minnesota nonprofits are urging people to switch to more energy-efficient LED-based lights, and giving people a way to recycle their old lights. The Recycling Association of Minnesota and Clean Energy Resource Teams are working together to coordinate five drop-off locations in Southwest …