According to an old saying, your home is your castle, your television is your court jester, and your dog is your moat. Keep your kingdom colorful with today's Groupon: for $399, you get $800 worth of exterior house painting from BidMyCrib.
BidMyCrib is an online marketplace where customers post home projects and receive bids from a bevy of prescreened contractors, similar to the popular online farm auction site KeepMySheep. The result is a headache-free process that avoids time-consuming phone calls, having to schedule estimate appointments, and getting swindled by the paperboy and his all-singing, all-dancing crew of newsies. Once you've found a painting service you like, simply select a paint color you want to buy and include the color code in the work order.
Because BidMyCrib bids each job separately, the amount of painting covered will depend on the bidding contractors and the difficulty of the job. Comparable recent projects at this Groupon's price point include trim work on roughly 20 exterior windows or shutters, one side of a two-story house (up to 600 square feet of surface area), two sides of a one-story house, all sides of a half-story house (up to 600 square feet of surface area), or all exterior trim work on a single-story home (up to 200 linear feet, excluding windows, shutters, and garage door).