This is a little bit sweeter than dinner at Komi.
Curbed DC recently reported that Apartments.com is running its annual contest to find the country’s best roommate. The winner will get “free rent” for a year, plus an extra $10,000. A closer look at the fine print reveals that the website is actually awarding free rent for a year “valued at $10,000”, plus an additional $10,000, so DC residents that are paying $3,000 a month in rent, don’t get too excited.
Rules for entry are fairly simple. All you have to do is submit a video of two minutes or less “illustrating what makes you America’s most desirable living companion.” There are four categories, one for those that like to keep things tidy and pay the bills on time (Loveable Compulsive), one for those who keep it green (The Environmentalist) or are pet-friendly and one for just being an all-around superstar roomie (fittingly, The All Star Roomie category).
The contest starts on April 25th and runs until noon on Monday, June 13th, and public voting closes on July 31st. However, it is unclear when the contestants will actually find out who won. The guidelines state that the winners will be announced on or after August 1, 2011 but no later than December 31, 2011. So, your rent might get paid for 2012, rather than 2011.
This article originally published at https://dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blog/apartments.com_launches_contest_to_pay_rent_for_a_year/3383.
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