"Make Your House a Home" Sweepstakes Awards $10,000 for Home Improvement Projects
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 11, 2002--With the holiday season rapidly approaching, many homeowners across the country are embarking on last-minute home improvement projects to beautify their homes. According to poll results released by Monstermoving.com, a leading online source of relocation information and a brand extension of Monster(R), the flagship brand of TMP Worldwide Inc. (NASDAQ: TMPW), nearly half of Americans believe that kitchen remodeling is the most valuable home renovation project.
A recent Monstermoving.com poll asked, "If you had $10,000 to remodel any room, which would you choose?" A total of 4,852 votes were cast, revealing the following consumer opinions:
46% voted for "Kitchen"
19% voted for "Living Room"
12% voted for "Master Bedroom"
11% voted for "Basement"
9% voted for "Bathroom"
The poll was run in conjunction with Monstermoving.com's second annual "Make Your House a Home" sweepstakes which offered a variety of decorating, remodeling, and home improvement-related prizes, including a grand prize of $10,000. Today, Monstermoving.com announced the official grand prize winner of its "Make Your House a Home" sweepstakes: Sharon Roberto of Peekskill, New York. Ms. Roberto will receive a check for $10,000 to assist in the renovation and decorating of her new home.
Ms. Roberto, who recently relocated from Massachusetts and purchased a home in Peekskill, intends to use her winnings to cover a portion of her closing costs and embark on decorating and home remodeling projects. "The process of settling into a new home is an expensive undertaking, so this prize truly couldn't have come at a better time," said Roberto. "The $10,000 prize will enable me to remodel certain areas of my house -- like the dusty blue bathroom -- while leaving plenty of money to decorate my whole house."
Monstermoving.com's "Make Your House a Home" sweepstakes, which ended October 11, 2002, awarded site visitors a wide variety of home improvement related prizes including weekly $100 gift certificates redeemable at leading home improvement, home decorating and home furnishing retailers. For more information on the winners and prize packages, please visit: http://www.monstermoving.com/Promo/ .
As one of the world's largest online marketplaces for relocation information, services and moving-related decision support tools, Monstermoving.com simplifies the way people move by leveraging the power of the Internet to successfully manage all stages of the relocation process. Monstermoving.com provides a comprehensive array of moving-related services and relocation tools, designed to reduce the time, cost and stress associated with moving. Monstermoving.com is a subsidiary of TMP Worldwide and a brand extension of Monster, the flagship brand of TMP Worldwide. More information about Monstermoving.com is available at www.monstermoving.com .
About TMP Worldwide
Founded in 1967, TMP Worldwide Inc., with more than 8,500 employees in 33 countries, is the online recruitment leader, the world's largest Recruitment Advertising agency network, and one of the world's largest Executive Search and Executive Selection agencies. TMP Worldwide, headquartered in New York, is also the world's largest Yellow Pages advertising agency and a provider of direct marketing services. The company's clients include more than 90 of the Fortune 100 and more than 490 of the Fortune 500 companies. In June 2001, TMP Worldwide was added to the S&P 500 Index. More information about TMP Worldwide is available at www.tmp.com .
Monster, headquartered in Maynard, Mass., is the leading global careers website, recording over 49.1 million unique visits during the month of October 2002 according to independent research conducted by I/PRO. Monster connects the most progressive companies with the most qualified career-minded individuals, offering innovative technology and superior services that give them more control over the recruiting process. The Monster global network consists of local content and language sites in the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, the Netherlands, Belgium, New Zealand, Singapore, Hong Kong, France, Scotland, Germany, Ireland, Spain, Luxembourg, India, Italy, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Switzerland, and Finland. Monster is the official online career management services sponsor of the 2002 Olympic Winter Games and 2002 and 2004 U.S. Olympic Teams. More information about Monster is available at www.monster.com  or by calling 1-800-MONSTER.
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