Recyling my Refrigerator

When we moved back from California, our house there wasn’t sold yet. The old owners (of our new home in Iowa) left their appliances behind so we figured we might as well leave our old refrigerator in California for the new owners.  Unfortunately, the realtor said that since we didn’t have a buyer for the house, we shouldn’t leave it.  He explained that if they didn’t want it, we would have to pay an arm and a leg to have it removed from the house.  And since it was in fine working order – more or less – we figured bringing it back and putting it in the garage for overflow (read: drinks) was a better option.

Except we only plugged it in a few times and as we gradually reduced the amount of pop we drank, we had no reason to plug it in at all.  So it sat… 

Until, of course, it came time to remodel the kitchen and the white fridge that matched the old appliances no longer matched the new kitchen.  Redoing a kitchen is expensive and we wanted to save money wherever possible so we decided recycling the old black California fridge into the new kitchen (with stainless appliances) was our best option.  DH ordered a part, read a lot of do-it-yourself websites and went about fixing the old fridge to make it usable in the newly remodeled kitchen. 

We had it repaired, cleaned, sanitized and installed in the kitchen before we discovered a problem.  We had both forgotten that the ice maker didn’t work.  I decided a black fridge that matched was more important than ice so we stuck with it.

But hope is not lost.  There are always opportunities online to win a refrigerator.  This isn’t the first time I’ve blogged about the fabulous chances offered for appliances.

This time Kelly Ripa is offering a chance to win One (1) Electrolux All Refrigerator and one (1) Electrolux All Freezer. (Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”) of prize: $4,298) between June 29, 2010 and September 7, 2010. Log on daily and create a virtual banana split at Kelly-Confidential.com or on the Banana Split tab on their Facebook page and you’ll be entered to win the grand prize as well as daily prizes. At the same time, Electrolux will donate $1 toward the fight against Ovarian Cancer for each day you log on and create or share your banana split. You can find all the details on their rules page.  The picture with Kelly Ripa shows the refrigerator and freezer side-by-side. You can’t even tell that they are two separate units.  I’m pretty sure that they play on words for “split” refers to these two individual units. 

Entering is pretty simple… If you’re like me, you already clicked away from this SahmReviews.com post over to Kelly-Confidential and entered then came back to finish reading!  So thank you for coming back.  Which leads me to the next great part of this post…

With the help of BSM Media (MomSelect), Electrolux is spreading the word on this fantastic promotion.  They’ve provided me with a $25 American Express Gift Card to help encourage YOU to enter and help spread the word.  So here’s the deal…

The Prize: $25 American Express Gift Card
Participants -
…must provide a US shipping address
…must provide an email in the first comment, email me directly with an email address or have email accessible from their profile.

Sometime on July 27, 2010, a winner will be chosen at random from all valid comments left. Winner has 72 hours from posting/notification to respond. If winner cannot be contacted, I will move on to the next random selection.

How to enter:

For the first entry (required) -

(1) Subscribe to the SAHM Reviews feed via RSS or email
(2) Create a virtual banana split on the Kelly-Confidential website or Kelly-Confidential on Facebook.

(3) Leave a comment on this post at SahmReviews.com letting me know you created a “Split for the Cause”.

If you want to increase your chances of winning, here are some options to earn additional entries. Leave a comment for each additional entry -
– Three Entries: If you have a blog or website, add my button to your page. (Here’s the code:)
– Three Entries: Publish a blog post regarding this contest and link back to it.
– One Entry (Daily): Follow SahmReviews on Twitter and Tweet this contest by clicking here or copying the following text:
“I made a no-calorie banana split for a good cause and a chance to win! @KCbyElectrolux @SahmReviews http://bit.ly/c8B7DX #bananasplit” Comment with a link to your tweet.
– One Entry: “Like” SAHM Reviews on Facebook.
– One Entry: Follow SAHM Reviews using Google’s Friend Connect feature.
– One Entry (Each)“Like” Kelly-Confidential on Facebook, “Like” Electrolux on Facebook, Follow KCbyElectrolux on Twitter or even Electrolux on Twitter.  All I ask is that you post a note for them saying that SahmReviews.com sent you.
– One Entry (Daily): Read any non-giveaway review here at SahmReviews.com and leave an appropriate comment on that post. Come back here and leave a comment stating which product/post you left a comment on.

Thanks to Electrolux and BSM Media (MomSelect) for providing the prize for this giveaway as well as the opportunity to win some great prizes! And if all this talk of virtual banana splits has you itching for a real one, check out the REAL recipes created by Serendipity 3 founder Stephen Bruce.

On a side note, I also want to share a quick snip about the Frigidaire “Make Time for Snack Time Promotion” refrigerator giveaway that runs through July 31, 2010.


Disclosure: As a thank you for helping promote this contest, BSM Media has provided me with the prize for the giveaway as well as a $25 American Express Gift Card for myself.  In addition, my name is entered into a drawing with other bloggers for a chance to win a stand alone refrigerator and freezer from Electrolux! As for the Frigidaire giveaway – I don’t get anything for posting about that, I just did it because I wanted to.
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About Nicole

Founder and owner of SAHMReviews.com, Nicole has been involved in social media marketing since 2007. She has worked with a number of major corporations who utilized her skills to improve their social media outreach and online presence. Always a SAHM (stay-at-home-mom) and mother of two beautiful daughters (ages 11 and 9), Nicole can be your go-to person for all things social media.

139 comments on «Recyling my Refrigerator»

  1. Lori A. says:

    I am an email subscriber. I created a yummy "Split for a Cause"!
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  2. Lori A. says:

    follow on twitter and tweeted
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  3. Lori A. says:

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  4. Lori A. says:

    "Like" Kelly-Confidential on Facebook
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  5. Lori A. says:

    "Like" Electrolux on Facebook
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    Follow KCbyElectrolux on Twitter
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  7. Lori A. says:

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  8. Mari says:

    I subscribe and I created a split.

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  9. Mari says:

    Follow you on twitter and tweeted

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  10. Mari says:

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  11. mandala says:

    E-mail subscriber and created a Split for A Cause

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  17. 4tmama says:

    I put em sub 1st but it got lost-/0

  18. Becky M says:

    Email subscriber… created a split with whipped cream and a cherry on top!
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  19. Becky M says:

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  21. Mari says:

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  22. Mari says:

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  23. rose says:

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  24. rose says:

    I created a Banana Split at Kellys

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  25. rose says:

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  26. JBlanton says:

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  27. JBlanton says:

    created a split for the cause

  28. JBlanton says:

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  29. Mari says:

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  30. LStewart says:

    I subscribe to RSS using Google Reader

  31. LStewart says:

    I have created a virtual banana split

  32. I'm an RSS subscriber (get it in my google home page). And, I've created a "Split for the Cause".

  33. Mari says:

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  34. Francine says:

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  40. Mari says:

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  41. Julie says:

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  43. Julie says:

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  45. sweetheart says:

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  46. FrugalGal says:

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  48. SH says:

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  49. Mari says:

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  50. Mari says:

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  51. created a "Split for the Cause" and I am an email subscriber, carawling(at)hotmail(Dot)com

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  55. twitter follower, @carafferty and tweet http://twitter.com/carafferty/status/19355560284
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  56. "I follow this blog publicly via google friend connect
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  57. twitter follower of Electrolux and tweet msg http://twitter.com/carafferty/status/19357868186
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  58. twitter follower of KCbyelectrolux, @carafferty and tweet msg http://twitter.com/carafferty/status/19357890207

  59. Mari says:

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  60. lmurley2000 says:

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  66. shirley says:

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  67. Mari says:

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  68. Tamara B. says:

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  69. Tamara B. says:

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  71. Tamara B. says:

    "Like" Kelly-Confidential on Facebook
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  72. Tamara B. says:

    "Like" Electrolux on Facebook
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  73. Mari says:

    I commented on the Still Not Just For Babies post.

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  74. katklaw777 says:

    I am a new email subscriber sent over by 5MFM.

    I created my split, grn bowl, choc & van ice cream, caramel, nuts, chips & sprinkles, cherries and whipped cream. No sparkler today, I wasn't in the mood. lol

  75. carmen says:

    I created a "Split for the Cause" and subscribe by RSS feed. My email is enabled in my profile!

  76. carmen says:

    I follow via Google Friend Connect

  77. carmen says:

    I liked SAHM reviews on Facebook (Carmen S.)

  78. carmen says:

    I "liked" Kelly Confidential on Facebook and left a note that you sent me

  79. carmen says:

    I "liked" Electrolux on Facebook and left a note that you sent me

  80. carmen says:

    Following KCbyElectrolux on Twitter and tweeted that you sent me (http://twitter.com/atlantagalknows/status/19567641631)

  81. carmen says:

    Following Electrolux on Twitter and tweeted to let them know you sent me (http://twitter.com/atlantagalknows/status/19567684887)

  82. Romapr says:

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  83. Romapr says:

    Subscribe to the SAHM Reviews feed via email.
    I created a split in a yellow bowl, chocolate sauce, with nuts and whip cream. Thanks!

  84. Romapr says:

    "Liked" SAHM Reviews on Facebook.

  85. Romapr says:

    Following SAHM Reviews using Google's Friend Connect

  86. Romapr says:

    "Liked" Kelly-Confidential on FB

  87. Romapr says:

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  88. Romapr says:

    Following KCbyElectrolux on Twitter @romapr09

  89. Romapr says:

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  90. Mari says:

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  91. Mari says:

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  92. Mari says:

    I liked Kelly Confidential and commented on their wall that you sent me.

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  93. Mari says:

    I liked Electrolux on fb and wrote on the wall that you sent me.

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  94. Mari says:

    Follow KCbyElectrolux on Twitter and let then know that you sent me:

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