A Chicago-area charity will have a chance to win a $25,000 prize thanks to a lucky winner. PODS® of Chicago, a moving and storage company, is proud to announce its new partnership with Glenview-based electronics and appliances giant retailer Abt Electronics, WLUP-FM, WKQX-FM and WIQI-FM for a one-of-a-kind, fun-filled “PODS® Store It To Score It” promotion, where entrants will have the chance to win up to $25,000 of electronics and appliances from Abt for their home. In addition, the winner will win $25,000 in cash to donate to their favorite charity. The contest runs Aug. 2 - Sept. 5.
To win, Chicago-area residents will guess the value of the Abt Electronics products stored and locked up inside the Plexiglas PODS® container to the cent. The products range from new appliances to high-end electronics. The container will be at multiple locations throughout Chicago in August and September. To find the container and view the products, residents can visit the PODS of Chicago Facebook page or listen to WLUP-FM, WKQX-FM and WIQI-FM broadcasts. Guesses will be submitted by SMS text messages to the radio stations using the following codes: WLUP-FM: 312979, WIQI-FM: 36101 and WKQX-FM: 312877.
The unique Plexiglas PODS® container will make its way to the following dates and locations:
Friday, Aug. 2: Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand Ave., 5 – 10 p.m.
- Saturday, Aug. 3: Schaumburg Boomers, 1999 S. Springinsguth Road, Schaumburg, Ill., 4:30 – 6:30 p.m.
- Sunday, Aug. 4: Taste of Orland Park, 14700 Ravinia Ave., Orland Park, Ill. 1 – 9 p.m.
- Saturday, Aug. 10: Arboretum of South Barrington, 100 W. Higgins Road, South Barrington, Ill., 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
- Friday, Aug. 16: Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand Ave., 5 – 10 p.m.
- Saturday, Aug. 17: Sycamore Speedway, 50W086 Illinois 64, Maple Park, Ill., 6 – 10 p.m.
- Friday, Aug. 23: Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand Ave., 5 – 10 p.m.
- Saturday, Aug. 24: South Loop Costco, 1430 S. Ashland Ave., Chicago, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
- Friday, Aug. 30: Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand Ave., 5 – 10 p.m.
- Thursday, Sept. 5: Schaumburg Boomers, 1999 S. Springinsguth Road, Schaumburg, Ill., 5 – 7 p.m.
“At PODS, we make it our priority to give back to the community and want to influence others to do the same. The partnership will have immense local appeal for residents to come out and try their luck at a fun contest for their charity of choice,” said Steve Yapp, sales and marketing director of PODS of Chicago. “We look forward to supplying our moving and storage services and appreciate Abt Electronics’ support in helping put together this giveaway.”
For more information about the “PODS® Score It To Store It” contest, visit: https://www.facebook.com/PODSChicago .
About PODS Enterprises, Inc.
Founded in 1998, PODS currently provides moving and storage services to a population of more than 250 million consumers and businesses, in 48 U.S. states, Canada, Australia and the UK, through its company-owned and independent franchise network. To date, the PODS network has completed more than 400,000 long-distance relocations, exceeded 2.0 million deliveries and has over 145,000 PODS® containers in service.
About Abt Electronics
Abt Electronics, founded in 1936, is one of the largest independent, single-store appliance and electronics retailers in the country. The third-generation, family-run Abt Electronics provides unparalleled customer service with its team of 1,100 expert staff members at its Glenview, Ill.-based store, which boasts a 100,000 square-foot showroom on 37 acres. The company has been recognized by the Chicago Tribune as the "Top Large Workplace in Chicago" for two consecutive years (2012, 2011). Abt services customers nationwide through Abt.com, where customers can receive advice and customer support through the site's live chat feature, email and toll-free phone number. Abt has its own 12,000 square-foot recycling center and features an atrium where customers gain access to its boutique stores-within-a-store such as The Apple Boutique. For more information, visit Abt.com.