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!

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