Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Irwin - Final Cut Into The Top-Three

We received that most wanted and waited for email from the Irwin “Tell Us Your Vice-Grip Story” people!

“Congratulations! You have been selected to receive a prize by registering in the Tell us your vise-grip story, administered by ePrize.

Howdy – are we excited! Pending verification, we made that final cut into the top-three finalists! This means that we will be flying to New York, New York for a press event! Paul and I have never been to New York, so this will be quite an adventure. Anyone have any must see destinations there?

By making it into the top-ten finalists, we had already won a Tool bag of Irwin Vise-Grip pliers and wrenches (ARV: $550). Our move into the top-three promises even more rewards. In addition to our trip to New York, we will receive $500.00 spending money. Further, we are still in contention for the top prize!

THANK YOU to all who voted for Paul's story!

The Top – Three Prize Breakdown:

  1. Grand Prize: Winner's choice of a) A custom all-new IRWIN Vise-Grip custom chopper (motorcycle) or b) $25,000.

  2. First Runner-Up Prize: $1,000 Cabela's gift card

  3. Second Runner-Up Prize: $500 Cabela's gift card

Paul and I want to thank IRWIN Industrial Tools®, a Newell Rubbermaid® company and maker of the most reliable and versatile locking tools, the IRWIN® VISE-GRIP®, for running the “Tell Us Your IRWIN VISE-GRIP Story” promotion. They receive hundreds of stories which shared different and unique ways the Irwin VISE-GRIP were used to solve various problems.

"IRWIN VISE-GRIP tools have been a mainstay in the toolboxes of professional tradesmen, contractors and home owners for more than 80 years. During that time, we've seen many imaginative ways that people have used VISE-GRIP tools to solve a variety of construction or every day challenges that highlight its performance and durability," said Curt Weber, director of marketing, IRWIN Industrial Tools. "We're excited to create a formal opportunity for consumers to share their unique VISE-GRIP stories with us and reward them for their loyalty and creativity."

The VISE-GRIP Locking Tool was invented in 1924 by William Petersen, a Danish immigrant and blacksmith in DeWitt, Neb. Today, as a result of innovation and product development at IRWIN, the VISE-GRIP brand includes a variety of innovative pliers, wrenches and tools for specialty jobs.

We are honored to be chosen one of the top three entries in the Irwin “Tell Us Your Vice-Grip Story” promotion. You can bet we got our affidavits in the return mail as quickly as possible. We are looking forward to attending the IRWIN VISE-GRIP Tell Us Your Vise-Grip Story Press Event in New York, New York.

We will be blogging about our trip and posting photos as well!

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