Lucky Customer Wins Backyard Makeover from Internet Retailer,

July 27, 2010

Customer Appreciation month culminates at in personalized “Thank You” cards and an extravagant backyard giveaway, as one of the nation’s leading internet retailers chooses to give back to their patrons., rated one of the nation's top 300 online retailers by Internet Retailer®, has learned that the best way to create passionate customers is to offer unparalleled service. Doing just that, the company gave a recent nod to their patrons who have ferried them to success over the past decade. While celebrating Customer Appreciation Month throughout May 2010, the company sent out recycled tote bags and hand-written "Thank You" cards to thousands of customers who have touched the Living Direct brand over the years.

Included in the festivities was a giveaway that was promoted through social media and emails to existing customers. With the help of generous vendors like Vifah, Minden and Surya, awarded the grand prize winner an outdoor entertaining prize package—retail valued at $2,000–that included a luxurious 5 piece patio set, a propane gas grill, an outdoor rug and to really kick-up the party, a deluxe margarita maker. The grand prize winner was announced June 18 as being Robert B. of California.

When asked about his recent win, Robert replied, “Thanks so much for everything [Living Direct]…We're gearing up for a weekend of fun and the new BBQ will feature prominently, not to mention the margarita production line that will be operating at full tilt.” To see a photo of Robert and his new backyard, please visit the Outdoor Giveaway homepage.

“Our number one goal as a company is to create customers who rave about us,” says Rick Lundbom, CEO of Living Direct, Inc. “Customer Appreciation Month and the Outdoor Giveaway were ideas conceived and followed through by employees wishing to go the extra mile to help us reach that objective.”

While the Austin-based Internet retailer,, has been an industry leader of compact appliances for more than a decade, they have been expanding their patio and garden offerings for the past three years. Their outdoor selection now spans more than 10 categories of furnishings, including cast iron, teak and wicker patio furniture sets, outdoor appliances and all-weather electronics. Their wide selection of grills, kegerators and portable ice makers will equip any space for comfortable outdoor living. Find them and their high-quality products online at

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