#wingiveaways 2011 Father’s Day Bash: $125 TruGreen Gift Card Giveaway

by Marcy on June 8, 2011 · 151 comments

I hope you have enjoyed all of the Win Giveaways Father’s Day Bash Posts that I have been posting this week! My final giveaway for this bash is courtesy of TruGreen, and I have a feeling many of your dads would love the gift of lawncare service!

TruGreen makes maintaining your lawn easy by delivering customized care solutions that are effective, innovative and responsible. They listen to you and, after a thorough inspection, they will recommend a solution that’s right for you and your yard.

Here are few FREE tips from Ben Hamza, Ph.D, director of technical operations of TruGreen to prepare your yard for a healthy summer:

  1. Clean Area: Thoroughly clear dead leaves and debris from flower beds and lawn that may impede new spring growth.
  2. Prune: Conduct corrective pruning of trees and shrubs to enhance plant appearance and vigor, and thin rather than top-shear overgrown shrubs and trees to preserve their overall shape. Make sure not to prune trees and shrubs that bloom in early spring, with the exception of removing dead branches.
  3. Mulch: When your lawn is actively growing, return grass clippings back to the soil for added lawn nutrients and consider using composted materials to nourish plants. Apply three inches of organic mulch to base of shrubs and trees to help conserve soil moisture and to reduce weed pressure, but be mindful not to cover the flare of the tree base.
  4. Right Plant, Right Place: Plant the right type of grass for your lawn to ensure a green, healthy turf. Where grass has difficulty growing, plant shade-adapted ground covers for landscape appeal.
  5. Feed: Spring lawn, tree and shrub roots seek nourishment after the dormancy of winter. Keep fertilizer on target to prevent run-off and sweep fertilizer granules that may reach pavement back onto your lawn. Use a trained professional company, such as TruGreen, that offers customized solutions to lawn and landscape problems based on your region’s needs.
  6. Check Irrigation: Follow the owner’s operating manual to take an automated sprinkler system out of hibernation. Ensure sprinkler heads and related water lines are working properly. Give your lawn a slow, steady watering about once a week, but adjust depending upon rainfall, grass and soil type in your area. Also ensure the irrigation system covers your landscape efficiently. For example, you can place a one-inch deep food can in the middle of the lawn area to measure the depth of water collected after each watering cycle to ensure uniformity.
  7. Protect Against Elements: The beautiful blooms of spring are vulnerable to frost. With an expected cold snap, cover flowering plants before the sun goes down to maximize heat trapped by the plants. Create a tent of warmth with plastic tarps, cardboard, bed sheets or special plant frost protection blankets available at your local nursery or home improvement retailer.

Interested in creating a Outdoor Oasis? I bet you could with $25,000! TruGreen is celebrating real stories for creating your ideal outdoor living room by offering the TruGreen TruStories Sweepstakes through October 16, 2011. One Grand Prize winner will win a $25,000 MasterCard gift card, which would be perfect for creating your perfect outdoor space. There are only prizes too. See complete details www.TruGreenSweepstakes.com/win.

To get kids interested in the diverse plant world, TruGreen has collaborated with Memphis Botantical Garden to launch My Botanic Planet. This is a FREE (we love FREE) online educator resource to inspire elementary students interest in the plant world. Visit www.mybotanicplanet.com to access lessons in botany and related games & activities for your child.

How would you like to win a $125 TruGreen gift card? One lucky Stretching a Buck reader will win a gift card, which is good for approximately two TruGreen treatments for lawn, tree, and shrub care.

What am I giving away?

1 winner will receive a $125 Gift Card to use toward TruGreen Lawn Service (this would work toward approx. 2 treatments for lawn, tree, and shrub care.)

How can you win?

You can enter up to 4 times:

1) Leave a comment letting me know who does most of the yard work in your house. (Note: Scroll to the bottom of this post and click “Post Comment”. You must be on my site – you can’t do this through a reader.)

2) Tweet about this giveaway on Twitter:

Enter to win a $125 Gift Card for TruGreen Lawn Service! http://www.stretchingabuckblog.com/?p=24528  @stretchingabuck #wingiveaways

3) “Like” Stretching a Buck on Facebook (if you already do, promote this contest on your page)

4) Subscribe to my feed or email newsletter and stay on top of all of the deals that I write about each week! If you already subscribe, please leave a separate comment letting me know that you are currently a subscriber (thank you!).

Who is eligible?

You must have a valid US address to be eligible

When does this giveaway end?

Monday, June 13, 2011 at 3PM EST

The winner will be chosen via the random number generator at random.org and will be notified via email. Please note that if I do not hear from the winner within 4 days that another winner will be chosen.

Good Luck!

Enter my other 2011 Father’s Day giveaways here!

Be sure to enter for your chance to win on these blogs as well:


This post sponsored by TruGreen as part of the Win Giveaways 2011 Spring Giveaway Bash. This post was written by me and was not edited by the sponsor. Read more in my disclosure policy. Find more information on the terms for this giveaway on the Win Giveaways Facebook page.


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{ 151 comments… read them below or add one }

1 wendy ober June 8, 2011 at 11:42 PM

My husband, Dan, does most of the yardwork. He works hard to keep it nice and green and I love him for it.

2 Cassie June 9, 2011 at 12:39 AM

My husband does all the lawn care but he has so little time to devote to it. This would save him a ton of time and allow him to spend that time with his three little girls instead.

3 susan adams June 9, 2011 at 7:11 AM

My husband does most of the lawn work. He has had a rough medical year. I would like to win to help maintain the yard, but save some of the effort he has to put in

4 Chrissy Goodwin June 9, 2011 at 7:40 AM

This would be for my fater-in-law. He’s out there for HOURS every week. I just want him to sit back and relax. Even so, since he just got into a motorcycle accident. Fingers crossed. Thank you

5 Sandy June 9, 2011 at 7:40 AM

My husband does most of the yard work. He takes pride of a beautiful mowed lawn. :)

6 Sandy June 9, 2011 at 7:40 AM

I am an email subscriber.

7 Wendy June 9, 2011 at 8:34 AM

My husband does.

8 Wendy June 9, 2011 at 8:38 AM

I like you on FB

9 Wendy June 9, 2011 at 8:38 AM

I tweeted about it!

10 Krista June 9, 2011 at 9:28 AM

I already subscribe

11 Krista June 9, 2011 at 9:29 AM

My husband does most of the yard work. But I just quit my job to stay at home with our daughter so I am afraid that might change!

12 Lisa M June 9, 2011 at 9:46 AM

My husband and I share the lawn work. We enjoy planting, trimming and pulling weeds together!

13 Lisa M June 9, 2011 at 9:46 AM

Email subscriber

14 Meredith June 9, 2011 at 9:54 AM

My husband does most.of the yard work. I help with the garden beds…but he definitely does the hard labor.

15 Meredith June 9, 2011 at 9:54 AM

I like you on facebook!

16 Meredith June 9, 2011 at 9:55 AM

I am an email subscriber!

17 jess June 9, 2011 at 10:25 AM

My husband does the yard work.

18 Jeremy June 9, 2011 at 10:32 AM

I do all of the yard work, and would love the help.

19 MaryT June 9, 2011 at 10:52 AM

My hubby does the yard work, he’s been trying to get rid of the weeds, but this year the weeds are winning!

20 Vanessa June 9, 2011 at 11:02 AM

Absolutely my husband!

21 Heather June 9, 2011 at 11:46 AM

We share the responsibility at our house. I would rather work in the flower bed!

22 Heather June 9, 2011 at 11:47 AM

I am an e-mail subscriber.

23 Terry June 9, 2011 at 12:41 PM

Hubby does the yard and I work in the flower beds!

24 Kara Finch June 9, 2011 at 1:18 PM

My husband does most of the yard work at our house!

25 Kara Finch June 9, 2011 at 1:19 PM

I am an email subscriber!

26 Kara Finch June 9, 2011 at 1:19 PM

I like Stretching a Buck on Facebook!

27 Lila June 9, 2011 at 2:15 PM

Son mows the lawn, I plant and garden, Hubby helps sometimes. We need some help for the lawn though, just moved here and it is mostly weeds.

28 Lesli June 9, 2011 at 2:50 PM

My husband does the yard work!

29 Lesli June 9, 2011 at 2:50 PM

I like you on Facebook.

{facebook.com/a.little.umbrella}

30 Lesli June 9, 2011 at 2:50 PM
31 Lesli June 9, 2011 at 2:51 PM

I am a subscriber via RSS

32 Ann June 9, 2011 at 5:07 PM

My husband does.

33 Ann June 9, 2011 at 5:07 PM

I tweeted about this.

34 Ann June 9, 2011 at 5:07 PM

I subscribe to your emails.

35 Cheryl Abdelnour June 9, 2011 at 5:31 PM

My husband does the yard work now as I have tremors,

36 Cheryl Abdelnour June 9, 2011 at 5:31 PM

I follow you on email.

37 Cheryl Abdelnour June 9, 2011 at 5:32 PM

I am one of your facebook fans.

38 Julie K June 9, 2011 at 7:14 PM

My husband does the majority of the yard work with our boys helping when they are available.

39 Julie K June 9, 2011 at 7:15 PM

I receive your emails

40 Julie K June 9, 2011 at 7:16 PM

I liked you on facebook

41 Brenda H June 9, 2011 at 7:18 PM

My dear husband does most of the yardwork. I do enjoy working outside, but he does too, so it’s a win-win! :-)

42 Shell Holland June 9, 2011 at 7:30 PM

My mom does yard work but my dad mows the lawn

43 Shell Holland June 9, 2011 at 7:30 PM
44 Shell Holland June 9, 2011 at 7:31 PM

I like you on facebook

45 Shell Holland June 9, 2011 at 7:32 PM

I subscribe to your emails

46 Shelly T. June 9, 2011 at 8:42 PM

My husband does most the yard work. I do try to keep the front yard mowed.

47 Diana June 9, 2011 at 9:50 PM

I live by myself so I do all the yardwork!

48 Diana June 9, 2011 at 9:53 PM

I subscribe through a reader.

49 Kaylan June 9, 2011 at 10:05 PM

My husband and I split the duties. I hate it!

50 kat amber June 9, 2011 at 10:34 PM

my fiancee does the majority of the work

51 kat amber June 9, 2011 at 10:36 PM
52 kat amber June 9, 2011 at 10:37 PM

follow sb on FB

53 kat amber June 9, 2011 at 10:38 PM

subscribe to rss feed

54 Connie June 10, 2011 at 5:24 AM

We rent and no one does our yard. :(

55 Connie June 10, 2011 at 5:25 AM

I am also an email subscriber.

56 Betty June 10, 2011 at 9:09 AM

My husband takes care of our lawn and my parent’s yard! I would love to win this giveaway so he can have a break!

57 Betty June 10, 2011 at 9:10 AM

I’m a subscriber… I enjoy reading your emails.

58 kate June 10, 2011 at 9:23 AM

I like you on FB

59 kate June 10, 2011 at 9:24 AM

I subscribe through a reader.

60 kate June 10, 2011 at 9:24 AM

My husband does the majority of the yard work

61 Susan Audrey June 10, 2011 at 12:03 PM

My husband does all of the mowing and weed-eating, and I do all of the gardening and “delicate” flower and shrub care.

62 Susan Audrey June 10, 2011 at 12:09 PM

I tweeted about this giveaway here:
http://twitter.com/susanaudrey/status/79218197089370112

63 Susan Audrey June 10, 2011 at 12:09 PM

And I subscribe to your blog via Google Reader (RSS).

64 brooke June 10, 2011 at 3:00 PM

my husband does ALLLL of the yard work. i don’t do nature :)

65 Zena Barrett June 10, 2011 at 3:38 PM

My husband does most of it. I’ll do some of the little stuff.

66 Zena Barrett June 10, 2011 at 3:39 PM

I subscribe via google reader.

67 jeri June 10, 2011 at 5:21 PM

my lawn man does my lawn

68 Cassia June 10, 2011 at 5:54 PM

My husband does most of our yard work right now.

69 ms_fleur June 11, 2011 at 5:44 AM

We all pitch in. :)

70 ms_fleur June 11, 2011 at 5:44 AM
71 ms_fleur June 11, 2011 at 5:45 AM

I like you on Facebook. Email contains name.

72 ms_fleur June 11, 2011 at 5:45 AM

I subscribe via email.

73 Camiele June 11, 2011 at 1:09 PM

I do most of the yardwork at this house!

74 Camiele June 11, 2011 at 1:09 PM

Tweeted it on Twitter.

75 Camiele June 11, 2011 at 1:09 PM

I am a fan of yours on Facebook.

76 Camiele June 11, 2011 at 1:10 PM

I subscribe through a reader.

77 Lori S June 11, 2011 at 4:54 PM

I do most of the yardwork but I enjoy it most of the time.

Thanks!

78 Lori S June 11, 2011 at 4:55 PM

Email subscriber

thanks!

79 Lori S June 11, 2011 at 4:55 PM

Facebook fan

thanks!

80 Karla June 11, 2011 at 6:45 PM

My dad does the yard work!

81 Karla June 11, 2011 at 6:45 PM

I subscribe to the e-mail.

82 Paula June 11, 2011 at 9:17 PM

Hubby does most of the work.

83 Lisa Vance June 11, 2011 at 10:32 PM

A local lawn care/landscaping business.

84 Lisa Vance June 11, 2011 at 10:33 PM

I liked “Stretching a Buck” on facebook

85 Lisa Vance June 11, 2011 at 10:33 PM
86 Christy L June 11, 2011 at 11:15 PM

My husband does almost all the yard work. The kids and I do a little weeding, but other than that – he’s on his own!

87 Cori Westphal June 11, 2011 at 11:16 PM

Ha! Most of it! I do it all! My hubs works out of state so the yard is my responsibility…

coriwestphal at msn dot com

88 Cori Westphal June 11, 2011 at 11:18 PM

I’m an email subscriber, coriwestphal at msn dot com.

coriwestphal at msn dot com

89 Cori Westphal June 11, 2011 at 11:18 PM
90 jan June 11, 2011 at 11:27 PM

I subscribe to your email and do ALL of the yard work.

91 P Futch June 12, 2011 at 12:09 AM

My husband does most of the yard work!

92 P Futch June 12, 2011 at 12:09 AM
93 P Futch June 12, 2011 at 12:10 AM

I like Stretching a Buck on FB

94 P Futch June 12, 2011 at 12:11 AM

I Subscribe to your email newsletter

95 Anne June 12, 2011 at 10:28 AM

My teen daughters do most of the yard work.

96 Anne June 12, 2011 at 10:29 AM
97 Anne June 12, 2011 at 10:29 AM

I am a facebook fan (Anne Jolly)

98 Anne June 12, 2011 at 10:29 AM

I subscribe to your RSS in google reader (Anne Jolly)

99 Pauline June 12, 2011 at 2:08 PM

1. My husband does it all (emscout9 at Hotmail dot com)

100 Pauline June 12, 2011 at 2:08 PM

2. I followed you on Twitter and tweeted about the giveaway @emscout9 (emscout9 at Hotmail dot com)… http://twitter.com/#!/emscout9/status/79973147255914496

101 Pauline June 12, 2011 at 2:09 PM

3. I am an email subscriber (emscout9 at Hotmail dot com)

102 Pauline June 12, 2011 at 2:10 PM

4. I liked you on Facebook (Paul T…….emscout9 at Hotmail dot com)

103 Georgia June 12, 2011 at 2:11 PM

Well, I am the one that does all the yard work but I love it. I love my flowers too.

gmissycat at yahoo dot com

104 Georgia June 12, 2011 at 2:15 PM

I am also an email subscriber and confirmed

gmissycat at yahoo dot com

105 Georgia June 12, 2011 at 2:16 PM

Tweeted here too

http://twitter.com/#!/gmissycat/status/79973384682864640

gmissycat yahoo dot com

106 Georgia June 12, 2011 at 2:17 PM

“Like” Stretching a Buck on Facebook as Georgia C.

gmissycat at yahoo dot com

107 allee June 12, 2011 at 4:44 PM

I am a subscriber to your e-mails

108 nicole f June 12, 2011 at 5:44 PM

this would be a great treat for the hubby and a nice break from the extreme heat we are having. he sure loves his lawn…. I like you on facebook

109 tiffany June 12, 2011 at 7:08 PM

My husband does all of the lawn care at our house.

110 tiffany June 12, 2011 at 7:09 PM

I also subscribe to your RSS feed in google reader!

111 cindy June 12, 2011 at 8:13 PM

I do all the yard work, this would be an awesome gift

112 cindy June 12, 2011 at 8:13 PM

i liked you on facebook

113 Tammy June 12, 2011 at 8:16 PM

My husband does the majority of the yard work. I’ll deadhead flowers or pick fresh veggies from the garden but he does all the dirty work.

114 AQHorse June 12, 2011 at 8:42 PM

I follow you on Twitter, and I tweeted about your giveaway.

115 AQHorse June 12, 2011 at 8:42 PM

I subscribe via email.

116 AQHorse June 12, 2011 at 8:43 PM

I ‘like’ you on Facebook, and I shared.

117 AQHorse June 12, 2011 at 8:43 PM

The tractor & push mower do most of the work! My husband and I share tasks almost evenly.

118 Andrea June 12, 2011 at 9:49 PM

My husband does most of the yard work.

119 Andrea June 12, 2011 at 9:49 PM

I’m an email subscriber.

120 Andrea June 12, 2011 at 9:50 PM

I like you on facebook.

121 Lisa June 12, 2011 at 9:59 PM

My husband takes care of the outside and I take care of the inside.

122 Lisa June 12, 2011 at 10:00 PM

I follow in my Reader.

123 Lisa June 12, 2011 at 10:01 PM

I like SAB on FB :)

124 Rebecca A June 12, 2011 at 10:42 PM

I do the gardening while my husband is in charge of the lawn.

125 ANGEL JACKLYN June 12, 2011 at 11:00 PM

MY MOM DOES THE YARD WORK ALTHOUGH SOMETIMES I FEEL BAD BECAUSE I’M 25 & MORE THAN CAPABLE OF DOING IT MYSELF- THIS WOULD MAKE A NICE GIFT FOR HER! kytah00@yahoo.com

126 ANGEL JACKLYN June 12, 2011 at 11:00 PM
127 ANGEL JACKLYN June 12, 2011 at 11:01 PM

LIKED YOUR BLOG ON FACEBOOK FOR THE FIRST TIME, THANKS! kytah00@yahoo.com

128 ANGEL JACKLYN June 12, 2011 at 11:01 PM

NEW RSS SUBSCRIBER OF YOURS kytah00@yahoo.com

129 Casey June 13, 2011 at 2:16 AM

My hubby for sure, especially this hot summertime!

130 Renee June 13, 2011 at 4:53 AM

Hubby takes care of the yard.

131 John June 13, 2011 at 4:54 AM

I do the lawncare.

132 Marjorie June 13, 2011 at 8:27 AM

My poor husband does all of our yard work. Last year he spent months getting our lawn beautiful and green and this year none of the grass came back. The whole yard is dead and brown. Poor guy! Our lawn could really use some help!

mrs.marjorie.lynch@gmail.com

133 Marjorie June 13, 2011 at 8:27 AM
134 Sarah June 13, 2011 at 9:05 AM

I tweeted about your giveaway (lapsley1)

135 Sarah June 13, 2011 at 9:06 AM

Hubs does most of the yard work

136 Sarah June 13, 2011 at 9:07 AM

I subscribe via email

137 jamie June 13, 2011 at 11:05 AM

My husband does ALL the yardwork

138 jamie June 13, 2011 at 11:05 AM
139 jamie June 13, 2011 at 11:06 AM

Like you on FB (judy jamie)

140 jamie June 13, 2011 at 11:07 AM

Email SUbscriber

141 janet June 13, 2011 at 12:42 PM

Definitely Hubby…I am not a fan of the outdoor work…just relaxing on the patio!!

142 janet June 13, 2011 at 12:59 PM

Following thru email and Google Reader!!

143 janet June 13, 2011 at 1:05 PM

“likes” on Facebook!!

144 Shar June 13, 2011 at 2:17 PM

Hi – my husband does most of the yard work but the weeds are controlling him and not vice versa.

145 Shar June 13, 2011 at 2:18 PM
146 Shar June 13, 2011 at 2:18 PM

“Like” Stretching a Buck on Facebook

147 Shar June 13, 2011 at 2:19 PM

subscribe to your feed in google reader

148 Donna B. June 13, 2011 at 2:20 PM

My son does it for me :)

149 Donna B. June 13, 2011 at 2:20 PM
150 Donna B. June 13, 2011 at 2:20 PM
151 Donna B. June 13, 2011 at 2:23 PM

I’m a confirmed email subscriber

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