Los Angeles Family Wins Angie’s List $20,000 Sweepstakes 150 Other New Members Win Upgrades as Company Celebrates New Free Offers

INDIANAPOLIS, August 3, 2016 – When the Loncar family moved into their Los Angeles area home, they knew it needed work. They did some of that work themselves but also worked with a contractor who came recommended by a friend to do a remodel.  

“We chose the house because it’s in a great school district for our children, but early and unexpected obstacles made it a difficult experience,” said Charles Loncar. “Our contractor insisted on doing much of the work himself and used an inexperienced crew, and we weren’t happy with most of the work. He eventually stopped coming and thankfully, I hadn’t paid all of money upfront.  So we had a small budget to correct the worst of it.”

With more work to do – including a deteriorated driveway, a deck in need of structural support, and inefficient windows the Loncars turned to Angie’s List and their collection of user reviewed venders.
They had no idea that signing up would be free-of-charge, nor did they know their online sign-up the morning of July 13, 2016, would enter them into a sweepstakes celebrating the new, free membership level and ultimately result in them being the winners of the $20,000 grand prize.

“It’s been a struggle and we were prepared to just be patient and tackle what we could as we could afford it with quality workers and contractors” Loncar said. “This prize means our children can now play and ride bikes on a safe drive way...far sooner than we’d expected. It’s a tremendous help.”

In addition to the grand prize, Angie’s List upgraded the membership levels of 150 others who signed up the day the company announced its Green, Silver and Gold membership tiers, offering a free level for first time in the company’s 21-year history.

The membership tiers start with access to the company’s more than 10 million verified reviews and a digital, monthly magazine and adds additional values at premium tiers. Those premium tier values currently include a print magazine, service quality and fair price guarantees, customer support and complaint resolution.

Benefits planned to be added in the coming quarters include tools for project pricing, scheduling and financing (through partnerships), a handyman chat line, a home emergency service line, instant hiring, as well as eCommerce savings.

About Angie’s List

Finding a pro for a job well done is made easy online by visiting Angieslist.com. More than three million consumers nationwide use Angie's List, a leading provider of reviews, offers and information in over 700 service categories to help them improve their homes. Built on a foundation of more than 10 million verified reviews of local service, Angie's List connects consumers directly to its online marketplace of services, and offers unique tools and support designed to improve the local service experience for both consumers and service professionals.

CONTACT: Cheryl Reed, External Communications, 317-396-9134 or cherylr@angieslist.com

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