Win a new HGTV Home Shaw Floors area rug — enter daily through July 26

hgtv home shaw floors mod links area rug in black

Update: It’s Thursday noon, and I have just gone through the comments one more time. Eliminated three more – mine and two repeats (moderation issues). Down to 1,018 and That is It. Getting ready to choose via the Random Number Generator… am doing it in an “audited” way for the record.  Update: Congratulations to Tracy — our winner!

 I came back late Thursday night from my second media program — for the new HGTV Home Shaw Floors line of carpeting, area rugs, and hardwood and laminate flooring. Then on Sunday, I had to whipsaw it out of here for a week’s vacation with DH. He glared at me bigtime when I said I would keep blogging daily even while on vacation. So I rethunk it and decided: Yes, indeed, he deserves my undivided attention. So we got a housesitter to watch Astro and are headed out. No daily dose for the next week — but guess what? The lovely team at Shaw Floors (the company started in 1946, of course!) capped the launch event by telling all 10 bloggers that we could each give away an area rug to one of our readers. So here’s the perfect chance for me to feature this terrific giveaway! For the next 9 days — while I take my first vacation ever from the blog — this will be my top-of-the-blog story. Here are the rules:

  • The prize is an area rug of your choice — any size, even 9 x 12! — from the new HGTV Home Shaw Floors line
  • To win,  just leave a comment below about why you need a rug and where you would put it
  • You can enter each and every day — but only one entry per day — that is: up to nine times starting today and continuing through Tuesday, July 26
  • U.S. residents only
  • I’ll choose the winner by random number generator on Wednesday morning, July 27.

When I return, I also will write more about the HGTV Home Shaw Floors product line and the super mega fun launch event. Meanwhile, you can take a look at all the new rugs and other floor coverings on the Shaw website. The Mod Links rug (shown above) is my favorite – it comes in a number of colorways. In the design competition that comprised the event, my teammate and I used Mod Links in Beige.

Disclosure: Shaw Floors hosted the media preview and paid for my airfare, hotel and meals. They are providing this rug for a free giveaway. In exchange, they did not prescribe any specific writeups or coverage — all commentary is my own. 


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  1. duki says

    Becuase I live with my parents, the rug would not exactly be for me, but for them. They have had the same green wall to wall carpeting since around the early to mid eighties. Although it was quite nice at one time, it’s seen better days. I think it would be a wonderful gift to give them since they’ve let me live with them for all these years. Where would they put it? I’m not sure, but I’m guessing either in the living room or dining room. Ultimately, it would be up to them. No matter where it would go, it would look quite lovely!

    Oh, and by the way Pam – hope you had a fun, but most of all, rested vacation!

  2. sherree benoit says

    Please pick me! I read your blog every single day . Pam, you are the reason I am now HAPPY that 7 months ago we sold our large 1901 farmhouse and bought a 1951 brick ranch! I am in love with mid century now!

  3. Debbie says

    Need a new rug for our retro living room. Hope to be able to pick the new rug’s color in a few days. May have to redo the color, oh boy a new paint color, HD where I come.

  4. Michele says

    Oh no! Is this my last chance? I would to LOVE to “Win a new HGTV Home Shaw Floors area rug” for my 1952 cottage…moving in August 22!

  5. Diane Hinkle says

    What a great prize this is…perfect for finishing the attic of our 1953 “ranch” for my teenaged daughter’s new room.

  6. Leslie says

    One of the Shaw Floors area rugs would be perfect in my living room. I have entered many retro renovation contests in the past, but I’m really keeping my fingers crossed to win this one!

  7. Matt says

    Our collection of mid-century furniture and housewares has grown in recent years. We need a Shaw “Mod Links” rug to go with our Milo Baughman style chrome loungers or under our 60’s Chromcraft table and chairs!

  8. Patricia Alber says

    We are renting a house and the landlord has put in laminate floors which are very difficult to keep clean. I could only find 2 rugs to put together in the dining room, so though they are the same, they keep creeping apart and I have to keep pushing them back together! I would like to put those in the bedroom and a one piece large rug in the dining room. Show rugs are awesome! Hope you had a great vacation!

  9. says

    MIssed the first seven days…but made the last two…hopefully one will be the winner for the new rug! My living room needs it!

  10. Frieda says

    Can’t wait to see who wins. I’ve been trying to decide which rug to choose, just in case it’s me!

  11. melinda g says

    I need a new rug for the living room, ours is getting worn and starting to look pretty used up.

  12. Pam Graham says

    OK, did I mention that I really really really need a rug? Long story — 1955 basement, asbestos, green and brown checkerboard, need to wait a year before we can afford a real floor – I think you get the picture. Random number generator be mine.

  13. Rebecca - Madison, WI says

    We have hardwood floors and puppies that slip and slide too much. They need their Mom to win a soft comfy rug to lay on.