What You'll Get
An impeccably painted room not only adds warmth and life to a home, it also renders the walls more tumbleproof against trumpet-sounding Israelites, Ronald Reagan oratory, and sledgehammer-wielding Berliners. Prevent messy and time-consuming demolition with today’s Groupon. For $69, you get a one-room painting from BidMyCrib (up to a $183.71 value). Though not included in this Groupon, BidMyCrib will caulk, apply primer, patch large holes, install drywall, and laser one’s caricature into the walls for an extra fee.
BidMyCrib creates an online marketplace where customers post home projects and receive bids from a bevy of pre-screened 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 code and include it in the work order, then move your furniture away from the walls, and remove all pictures, mirrors, and wall fixtures prior to service. You'll receive painting services for one room, which includes two coats of Behr paint and covers rooms sized 12’x15’ or smaller with up to 14-foot ceilings.
Showcasing a sense of style isn’t just restricted to donning a keyboard necktie or strutting through church in an invisible suit worthy of an emperor. A perfectly painted room beams with a striking radiance and captures visitors' attention like a magic-eye image of J. Lo in a hot-dog costume. Everybody can buy two Groupons, so use the second one to cover up the damage caused by an exploding still on that fateful weekend you tried to bootleg your own chocolate pudding.
Though online reviews are scarce for BidMyCrib, a number of satisfied clients have come forward to leave beaming recommendations on the contractor kings' testimonials page:
- Wow, I have never seen contractors respond this fast before. – Paul Parry
- I posted my project in the morning and by 2PM I had a contractor onsite painting the walls and ceiling, and installing a new light fixture. It was the most stress free experience I have ever had with getting a contractor to work on our home. – Susan Bashkin
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Jul 19, 2010. Amount paid never expires. Limit 2 per household. Valid for 12X15 walls or smaller. Trim, primer, caulking, hole patching, drywall installation not included, all available for an extra fee. Valid for 2 coats. Not valid with other offers. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.