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Your Take: What Project Have You Been Putting Off?

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Home Depot Dream Gift CardI normally am not a fan of gift cards because they force you to spend them at a particular store, I instead think that cash can still be a classy gift if presented in the right way (and who doesn’t like cash?). However, if I were to get a gift card, there are few stores I’d rather get a card for than Home Depot because, like all other homeowners, I seem to be one project away from being “finished.” There’s always something I can get there and Home Depot doesn’t play any of the BS gift card games like devaluing the card if you don’t use it or charging annual fees.

From now until February 28th, The Home Depot is offering a special commemorative “Dream” gift card to celebrate and support the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Home Depot will donate 5% of each “Dream” gift card to support the Center for Civil and Human Rights, up to $1 million dollars. The monies will then be used to build a permanent home for Dr. Martin Luther King’s history papers, a collection of over 10,000 items consisting of his personal writings and papers. The collection includes over 7,000 handwritten notes from 1946 to 1968 and include drafts of his “I Have a Dream” speech, his “Letter from a Birmingham Jail,” other theological writings and his Nobel Peace Prize addresses.

You can buy these cards at a store or online at Home Depot (here are some Home Depot coupons you can use).

To help get the word out, Home Depot is giving Bargaineering readers an opportunity to win a $50 gift card! To win, all you have to do is leave a comment telling us what is the one project in your house that you keep putting off? You all know what I mean, it’s the toilet with the leaky tank, the door that doesn’t close all the way, the faucet that continually drips. What is the one project you keep putting off? For me, it’s my closet door that doesn’t close all the way. My closet won’t close because it’s just too big. I’ve sanded it a little but I need to get the electric sander out and really go to town before the stupid thing will close. I haven’t done it yet because my office is carpeted and I just don’t want to deal with both sanding and cleaning up. :)

So, what project have you been putting off? Tell us all by noon on February 13th and you will be in the running. I will randomly select one commenter to receive the $50 Home Depot “Dream” gift card. Void where prohibited. Good luck!

The contest is now closed, the lucky winner is “tom rundel” (Comment ID 296068) who just put in a wood stove, I hope this $50 gift card from Home Depot can help complete the look!

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666 Responses to “Your Take: What Project Have You Been Putting Off?”

  1. Sue Farrell says:

    We’ve been putting off painting our windows.

  2. Dan says:

    Insulating the attic

  3. My hubby & I just bought our first house. Unfortunately he is overseas, so I am the one stuck fixing it up! The bathroom mirror is not longer glued to the wall, so I have to work on that. Also, the bathroom lighting is a little outdated. I would love to put up something fancy yet energy efficient.

  4. Tony M. says:

    We just got our first house and the built-in microwave has stopped working, and thus, so has the exhaust fan on the stove. We could really use to replace this unit. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  5. Joyce Jacobs says:

    Sigh…repairing the back deck before someone falls through it and gets hurt.

  6. Shonda Russell says:

    I have put off painting by kitchen have the time just keep puting it off.

  7. Laura Pruett says:

    I’ve definitely been putting off replacing the plywood and flooring in our bathroom…ugh!

  8. Carol says:

    The garbage disposal stopped working during the summer and I haven’t gotten it fixed yet.

  9. Vicki Andrew says:

    I really need to re-floor my living room

  10. Sherry R says:

    We’ve been putting off installing a Brita filter under our sink.

  11. Karrie says:

    i need a new showerhead, the one i have now is barely a drip

  12. Sharon Seneker says:

    I need to repaint the inside wall of the house! This is a BIG project! Thanks!

  13. christopher h says:

    i’ve got to rebuild our patio. but it’s raining. so, what are you gonna do, right?

  14. C says:

    I have been putting off replacing faucets – bathroom and kitchen. The last part of my home beautifying project!

  15. Julie says:

    Our yard is a barren wasteland – it needs some landscaping, fast!

  16. Molly Capel says:

    Yardwork. I need a new lawnmower & I want to plant flowers.

  17. Anonymous says:

    My hardwood floors are a disaster and I’ve been putting off refinishing them.

  18. Dianne Hurley says:

    cleaning out my garage!

  19. Tammy says:

    I’ve been putting off putting a ceiling fan in my living room. It’s the only room that needs lamps because there’s no ceiling fixture. It’s been almost 4 years. Yes, I am a procrastinator:^)

  20. joni chadwell says:

    Oh I need a whole kitchen remodel and we are planning to build a garage…Our 2nd home has been Home Depot for the last 3 years!

  21. Valerie says:

    We have been putting off changing our two
    comodes they need to be replaced and my husband just dreads doing it. This would be great to win. Thanks

  22. Tiffany S. says:

    We have been putting off repainting our walls. They desperately need it! Thank you for the giveaway!!

  23. Linda Russell says:

    Repainting my bathroom. I’ve been meaning to do this for about 2 years now. Thanks for the chance to finally do it!

  24. Auriette says:

    When we bought our house in January, 2004, we intended to rip out the carpet and lay tile in the family room. Five years later, the carpet is gone, but what we have is a bare concrete slab. I really want that room tiled this year!

  25. KD says:

    I’ve been putting off the downstairs bathroom forever, hopefully soon I will get started.


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