Apartment Guide Contest | Free Rent For 1 Year!

And they will have residency

(Photo: apartmentresource.com)

(Photo: apartmentresource.com)

It’s tough sledding for all of us out there when it comes to making our mortgage and rent payments. Payday loans and short term loans might help once in a while, but the hard reality is that what we’re earning has failed to keep up with everyday costs.  Being in a recession doesn’t help, either.

You’d think that more people would be renting apartments after the real estate bubble burst, but the fact is that the recession has hit apartment complexes hard, too. According to The Wichita Eagle, a July 2009 survey of vacancies by the Wichita Apartment Guide shows that occupancy rate was 92.1 percent. This seems like a solid rate, but consider that the rate was 95 percent during the summer of 2008. People are remaining at home because they can’t afford to pay regular rent.

Enter the Apartment Guide contest!

Get on Twitter and follow @aptguide, apartment seekers. By doing so, you’ll have a chance to win a Grand Prize of “Free Rent for a Year” (see http://www.apartmentguide.com/win-free-apartment-rent/?WT.mc_id=55558#freerent) (which adds up to about $15,000 in cash. Furthermore, the Grand Prize includes up to $1,000 in credit for a Penske Truck Rental to transport your stuff. Four Runner Ups will each win an iPod touch of the 8GB variety.

“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 Apartment Guide President Arlene Mayfield. “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.”

Penske’s gassed about it, too

Art Vallely, Senior VP of Rental for Penske wants everyone to know that they’re looking forward to helping an apartment seeker out. “We’re excited to be a part of this promotion and to collaborate with Apartment Guide. 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.”

Of course, if you need more money than the contest can offer, payday loans and short term loans are available. And of course you can always apply here for them.

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How do you enter the contest?

Simply log in to your Twitter account (or sign up for one) and start following @aptguide, which is Apartment Guide’s account on the micro-blogging service. All users who follow @aptguide will receive a direct message with a link to the home page for the sweepstakes. Once you’re received this message, all you need to do it retweet this message:

“Enter for chance to win $15,000 (free rent for year): follow @aptguide and tweet this msg. http://tr.im/freerent #freerent.”

Deadline to enter is August 31, 2009 @ 11:59 p.m. ET

What are you waiting for? If you are in need of a good apartment, then a free year of rent is worth shooting for. And entering the sweepstakes is completely free. Start tweeting!

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