What a #GWGrand Weekend in Auburn Hills!

We are so thankful to our customers for making the grand opening of the new Gardner-White store in Auburn Hills, MI (located at 4445 N. Atlantic Blvd. behind Sam’s Club and the Home Depot) a success! Our new flagship location and warehouse has over 90,000 square feet and showcases a wide range of furniture, TVs by Best Buy, the dreamiest mattresses and amazing deals all from a convenient location near Great Lakes Crossing.

One of the ways we celebrated the grand opening was with our “Blog for a Grand” contest for Michigan bloggers. The entries we received came from across the mitten; they were creative, well thought-out and entertaining. The entire Gardner-White team enjoyed reading the blogs and to say it was “difficult” to narrow down to a final 3, is an understatement!

Our #GWGrand blog winners were announced on Saturday: a $1,000 grand prize gift card went to Michigal and our two runners up, Saving Dollars and Sense and SimplyRaising8, each received a $500 gift card. We were excited to learn what items the bloggers said would make their homes grand! From a mattress, to a sofa to a dining room table, a Gardner-White Furniture gift card will certainly be put to good use in these bloggers’ homes. Two of our winners were even able to stop by Auburn Hills this weekend to get a jumpstart on their shopping.

2 of our 3 #GWGrand Blog Winners: Kristie of Saving Dollars & Sense, and Alysia of MichigalMom

We are so thankful to all the bloggers who put the time and effort into entering our contest and look forward to seeing you in our stores to use your gift card. (PS To all entrants, in case you didn’t see instructions on Facebook, please private message us with your mailing address, please include your blog name and we will mail out the cards to you ASAP.)

Throughout the weekend, we had a blast giving away gift cards ranging from $100 to $1,000 in a raffle that was free for all customers in the store to enter.  Here are some photos of our customer winners!

Besides the hourly drawings, customers could enter to win a $10,000 shopping spree as well as have a chance for two tickets to the Tigers game 4. For ways you can still win the tickets, please click here.

Do you like music when you shop? We certainly do! The StoneyCreek High School wind ensemble played in our Auburn Hills store on Saturday and customers enjoyed the Avondale High School marching band on Sunday. Each school received a $1,000 donation from Gardner-White. The performances were beautifully conducted and it was a great experience for customers to get to hear talented local musicians while they shopped.

Besides all the activity in the store, there was plenty buzzing in the virtual world on Twitter about our #GWGrand opening. Members of our TweetTeam were tweeting all afternoon from our Auburn Hills store about the various furniture, mattresses, in-store activity and exceptional deals customers were getting at the grand opening weekend. The team members talked to customers about the “hashtag” for the event (#GWGrand) and even tweeted Gardner-White team member testimonials about their pride and happiness working at the new flagship store.

What item catches your attention?

Thanks again to all customers for your participation. If you haven’t been to our Auburn Hills store, we look forward to seeing you there!

Be sure to connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Pinterest.

Gardner-White is Calling All Bloggers in Michigan! Write a Grand Blog to Win a Grand!

Introducing The Gardner-White Auburn Hills Grand Opening Blogger Contest! #GWgrand

Well friends, we all know there’s usually a piece of tired furniture in each of our homes we’d love to replace.  Whether you are putting together your first home, wanting to redo a family room to enjoy with the kids, or need an amazing new mattress, Gardner-White has you covered!  Through the power of your blog, you can tell us what items would be grand for your home and enter to win grand prizes!

The Grand Opening of the new Gardner-White store in Auburn Hills, MI (located at 4445 N. Atlantic Blvd. behind the Home Depot) is happening on October 20, 2012. This store is going to ROCK with big screen TVs by Best Buy, the dreamiest mattresses, amazing prices and a convenient location close to Great Lakes Crossing.

To celebrate the Grand Opening, Gardner-White has launched a “Blog for a Grand” contest for bloggers like you and Gardner-White is offering a grand prize of a grand!

A $1,000 gift card will be given to one winning blogger and a $500 gift card will be given to two individual bloggers.

The winners will receive their prizes at the October 20th Grand Opening in Auburn Hills!

We’re excited to celebrate the fabulous bloggers in Michigan and the homes you blog from; read on to learn how you can participate today!

TO ENTER:

  • – Write a blog post to publish on your own personal blog.  Use the title, “My Gardner-White Blog for a Grand”
  • – Tell us about your current furniture, mattress, TV or anything you’d LOVE to replace and why it’s time for what you have to go!
  • – Feel free to include photos of your old furniture (for visual emphasis of course)
  • NOW – the fun part!  In order for your blog entry to be complete, you must include at least 1 photo from the Gardner-White website of the item YOU would get if you were the winner of a grand prize.  You are welcome to include as many Gardner-White website photos as you’d like; we’d love to see what you think is grand.
  • – Finally, please share a link to your blog post on the Gardner-White Facebook page, tweet the link with #GWgrand, or add a link in the comments below on our blog and you are entered for the prizes!
  • – Your blog post must be submitted by Wednesday, October 10, 2012 at 11:59pm.
  • Comfy in front of the camera? Video blog posts are also welcome!

We’ve included a 125×125 “Gardner-White Blog for a Grand” button for your blog post as well

http://www.gardner-white.com/blog/2012/09/gardner-white-is-calling-all-female-bloggers-in-michigan-write-a-grand-blog-to-win-a-grand

<a href=”http://www.gardner-white.com/blog/2012/09/gardner-white-is-calling-all-female-bloggers-in-michigan-write-a-grand-blog-to-win-a-grand” target=”_blank”><img src=”http://www.gardner-white.com/blog-content/uploads/2012/09/blogforagrand-1.jpg” alt=”http://www.gardner-white.com/blog/2012/09/gardner-white-is-calling-all-female-bloggers-in-michigan-write-a-grand-blog-to-win-a-grand” width=”125″ height=”125″ /></a>

SELECTING THE WINNING BLOGS

The winning bloggers will be selected by our team of designers on Monday, October 15, 2012 and the winners will be privately notified by Gardner-White at that time. The winning bloggers will be publicly announced and will receive their gift card prizes on Saturday, October 20, 2012 at the new Gardner-White Auburn Hills Grand Opening.

The contest is open to any blogger located in Michigan.  For more details on the Gardner-White delivery service areas and customer pick-up options, please click here.

GIFTS FOR ALL

Don’t stress!  This blog contest if designed with busy bloggers in mind and we look forward to seeing your fun, creative posts.  Any blogger who enters our “Blog for a Grand” contest will receive a $50 gift card to Gardner-White as a thank you for your creative efforts.

TWEET WITH US!

Don’t have a blog?  No problem!  You can still stay in our conversation using the #GWgrand hashtag as we talk about the rooms in your home, the Auburn Hills store Grand Opening, upcoming family activities and all Gardner-White has to offer to make your home grand.  Follow #GWgrand for details about all the Grand Opening happenings on October 20, 2012.  We’d love to see you there!

VIP BLOGGER EVENTS

We look forward to tweeting with everyone in the social media community about home design questions and ideas at the #GWgrand hashtag.  Stay tuned as Gardner-White tweets fabulous deals and happenings including an upcoming VIP blogger event available only to our social media community!

Thank you very much for your interest and we look forward to seeing your posts. Please spread the word and have a grand time blogging!