ATLANTA, July 15, 2009 - Apartment Guide and Penske Truck Rental today announced that people who follow @aptguide on Twitter have a chance at winning a Grand Prize of "Free Rent for a Year" ($15,000 in cash) and a credit of up to $1,000 to be used for a consumer Penske truck rental. Four runnerup contestants will each receive an 8GB iPod ® touch.
"Summer is the peak moving season and thus the perfect time to reward our brand loyalists by giving someone the opportunity to win free rent and a moving truck rental," said Arlene Mayfield, President, Apartment Guide. "Twitter is a great way to facilitate the sweepstakes since many people who are looking for apartments for rent also use Twitter to catch up on news, converse online and network."
To enter the sweepstakes, which began at 10 a.m. ET on July 15, 2009, login to your Twitter account (or establish an account) and follow Apartment Guide, which has a Twitter username of @aptguide. Followers will receive a direct message with a link to the sweepstakes home page. To finalize your entry, simply retweet the provided message – "Enter for chance to win $15,000" (free rent for year): follow @aptguide and tweet this msg. "http://tr.im/freerent #freerent."
"We're excited to be a part of this promotion and to collaborate with Apartment Guide," said Art Vallely, Senior Vice President – Rental for Penske. "Moving can be a stressful time, but Penske helps make it smooth and easy with clean, well maintained trucks and a staff who really cares about your big move. Give Penske Truck Rental a try for your next move and experience the difference in service and vehicle quality we have to offer."
The deadline to enter the sweepstakes is 11:59 p.m. ET on August 31, 2009. Winners will be notified via direct message on Twitter. To see the official rules and restrictions that apply visit www.apartmentguide.com/winfreeapartmentrent/rules.
Apple, Inc., iPod touch and Twitter Inc. are not sponsors of, nor are they associated in any way with the
Apartment Guide "Free Rent for a Year" sweepstakes.
About Penske Truck Rental
Penske Truck Rental is a service of Penske Truck Leasing. With one of the newest fleets, Penske Truck Rental provides do-it-yourself moves with clean, safe and reliable trucks as well as moving equipment, packing supplies and accessories. Penske Truck Leasing Co., L.P., headquartered in Reading, Pa., is a joint venture of Penske Corporation, Penske Automotive Group and General Electric. A leading global transportation services provider, Penske operates more than 200,000 vehicles and serves customers from more than 1,000 locations in North America, South America, Europe and Asia. Product lines include full-service truck leasing, contract maintenance, commercial and consumer truck rentals, transportation and warehousing management, and supply chain management solutions. Visit www.GoPenske.com to learn more.
About Apartment Guide
A 34 year apartment industry expert, Apartment Guide is the flagship product of Consumer Source Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of PRIMEDIA Inc. (NYSE: PRM). Apartment Guide helps millions of consumers nationwide find an apartment through innovative print, Internet and mobile solutions. A trusted brand, it is a primary apartment search resource, offering potential renters content rich apartment listings and information. Apartments for rent are displayed and distributed in 77 publications in 74 markets and nationwide online. For more information visit www.apartmentguide.com.
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