May 20, 2011

A Chance to Win a Subscription to Better Homes and Gardens®

The fresh, clean look
of the new
BHG homepage.
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Gardens. Home. Food. Aren't we all hungry for gardening, decorating and cooking ideas—not to mention gorgeous photos with all the details?

When the staff at Better Homes and Gardens® asked me to preview their newly designed website, I happily agreed. As a former marketing strategist for a software company, I know that when it comes to using a website, it is all about a great customer experience. Plus, they offered to give FIVE of my readers a 1-year subscription!

The top five new features of the redesigned include:
  1. a fresh, clean design
  2. new slideshow formats
  3. easy-to-use navigation
  4. bigger, beautiful images
  5. daily updates
The new slideshow format impressed me with the ability to easily advance through the slides. There is also an option to select a slide by clicking on a "see all" thumbnail view of the slideshow gallery.

See a garden inspiration? It is easy to save the photo to your BHG member space as well as share it with your friends. The new slideshows boast larger images so that you can see all the details.

Garden slideshow view.
There are now three ways to navigate
  1. From the top bar that lists the favorite topics. Hover over the tabs to preview the channels.
  2. From the side bar groupings, you can click to the most common topics.
  3. From the search bar at the top of the page, type in your search term. The recipe channel also provides a quick find menu.
The website is updated daily, so that you can view the current "Top 10" popular topics for each channel as it changes throughout the day.

FIVE of my lucky blog readers will win a 1-year subscription! How? Take a look at the new, then leave your comments here on my blog. I'm going to draw five numbers to select the winners, corresponding to the numbered order of the comments.

Enter as often as you like through midnight EDT, Sunday, May 22. I'll publish the names of the winners on Monday, May 23 with instructions on how to send your contact information to me to pass along to the folks at Better Homes and Gardens®.

Good Luck!

There are now three ways to navigate the BHG website.

No payment was received by the writer for this review. Words by Freda Cameron, Defining Your Home, Garden and Travel. Images courtesy of Better Homes and Gardens®. All company or product or patented names mentioned are registered trademarks, copyrights, or patents owned by those respective companies or persons.
Freelance travel writer. My current fiction writing projects include a completed manuscript and several works in progress.

By the way, my name is pronounced fred-ah, not freed-ah. Thank you.

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