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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. LOL! What project HAVEN’T we been putting off?

    We NEED:

    …to repair some badly installed tiles in a kitchen;
    …to install wooden blinds in the heater-like front windows before the hot weather comes in;
    …to get someone who knows what he’s doing to rehang a front door and install weatherstripping so water doesn’t pour in under the door during a hard rain;
    …to fix or replace the dishwasher;
    …to install a room air conditioner in a bedroom.

    We WANT:

    …to replace the heater-like front windows with double-paned windows;
    …to replace all the rest of the windows, ditto;
    …to repair a beautiful old door that someone’s dog scratched up;
    …to replace three sliding doors, one of which does not latch at all and one of which doesn’t lock, with new French doors with double-paned lights;
    …to install security doors that don’t look like prison bars on four doors.

    Not knowing whether either of us will be employed in a month or two, we’re putting off both NEEDs and WANTs. We just can’t risk spending money that may be needed for food.

  2. MJ says:

    Entering Mom, so I can go get her some of the MANY lil ol “Honey Do” projects that need to be done…

  3. Melissa V says:

    i really need to repaint a few rooms and remodel the kitchen, so this would definitely help out!

  4. Ann Wortham says:

    We have a sliding door on one bathroom and it’s been broken for years. We’ve repaired it before and it always seems to just come off the tracks again. Sigh.

  5. CGibbs says:

    I have been putting off repainitng the living room! My house needs a paint scheme update so bad!

  6. Mark W says:

    i have been putting off installing a closet organizer

  7. Tobster says:

    we’ve been procrastinating on fixing the bathroom caulking.

  8. Kayce C says:

    I’ve put off cleaning the shower.

  9. Karen M says:

    We need new carpeting for our bedroom. That is my next project and this Home Depot gift card would help us get started.

  10. Lauren says:

    Fixing up the kitchen cabinets.

  11. Annette Burke says:

    Let’s see…the basement hallway needs to be painted, need to fix some water damage in the bathroom, we can only run the washing machine on cold, need to order a part for it, need to fix the garbage disposal.

  12. Joy says:

    I’ve been putting off fixing a window that doesn’t open in my kitchen.

  13. Lisa G. says:

    I have been putting off painting the kitchen!

  14. Anthony Hill, Sr. says:

    painting living room

  15. Darcy B says:

    I take great pride in my lovely deck full of glorious flowers–over the summer my apartment complex did some work on my deck and locked my plants inside while we were away–when we returned my plants had all died. Some had been with me for more than ten years– I miss them, and would use the Home Depot card to replace them.

  16. Jay F. says:

    One project is to replace the leaky faucet in the bathroom.

  17. Robert R says:

    been putting off finishing the basement…i think the worst part is getting it clean before construction

  18. Jason Lawless says:

    Oh jeesh, where do I start? I guess with the front yard – need to plant a garden and paint!

  19. Clinton Robertson says:

    I’ve been putting off replacing some rotten boards on the 2nd floor porch, painting the bathroom cabinet, and unclogging the tub drain.

  20. SC says:

    I have put off assembling 2 chests from IKEA for a long time..must find the time.

  21. Roxann says:

    I have been putting off bathroom remodeling that really needs to get done and this would help out.

  22. Helen says:

    My husband has been putting off painting the bathroom.

  23. Tammy Marshall says:

    We need to replace and install new ceiling fans before summer, fix the clogged drain in upstairs bathroom, fix constant “running” upstairs toliet, new carpet in front room, weed the yard, replace light bulbs that I can’t reach without an extension ladder, clean the garage, ….the list goes on and on!

  24. Michelle H. says:

    I need to organize my closet (otherwise known as the abyss).

  25. justin cazel says:

    washing the house
    don’t recall my dad having to
    wash our house !?!?!?!?!
    but my vynil siding YUCK


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