U-Haul Launches First-Ever Boo-Haul Halloween-Costume Contest

PHOENIX, Oct. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- With Halloween quickly approaching, U-Haul is excited to launch the first-ever Boo-Haul Halloween Costume Contest. This costume contest is geared toward sustainable, creative fun for everyone. Recycle, reuse and make a costume out of it!

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"U-Haul is anxious to see what creative reuse of our moving supplies will be submitted through this contest," stated Toni Jones, Social Media Manager, U-Haul International, Inc.  "Our team of judges is looking for the most unique, creative Halloween costume made from new or leftover moving supplies.  What a great way to spend time with your friends and family, and be able to contribute to sustainability!"

If you have some extra moving supplies lying around, you already have a foot in the door. But, if you haven't, and want to make a Halloween costume for free, U-Haul and Moving Insider will be giving away U-Haul Gift certificates all month to help you buy the supplies you need to get started creating your costume.  You can visit movinginsider.com, follow U-Haul on facebook (www.facebook.com/uhaul) or follow @uhaul on twitter (www.twitter.com/uhaul)  to look for U-Haul gift certificates being given away . Or just stop by your local U-Haul facility and check out their Take a Box/Leave a Box display to see if you can pick up some boxes for free!

Participants entering their costumes into the Boo-Haul Halloween Costume Contest will be eligible to win a new Amazon Kindle Paperwhite and more.

U-Haul also encourages participation from your pets,and has created a special category just for them. For your lovable pet, we have a special prize they will enjoy as well. Your pet could be the winner of a prize pack featuring toys, treats and more, a $120 value.

The more photos you take and submit of your costume the easier it will be for the judges to make their decision. U-Haul will be judging the costumes on skill, craftsmanship, creativity and use of U-Haul moving supplies.

To Enter: 

Email photographs and/or videos of your costume to SammyU@uhaul.com.  Please include the following information.

  1. Your first and last name
  2. Name of the contestant (if different)
  3. Age of the contestant at time of entry
  4. Address
  5. List of moving supplies used on the costume

To Learn More About the Boo-Haul Halloween Contest, Please Visit: http://movinginsider.com/2012/10/10/boo-haul-halloween-costume-contest/

U-Haul will be posting photos of the costume contest entries weekly on:
U-Haul Facebook:  http://www.facebook.com/Uhaul 
U-Haul Pinterest:  http://pinterest.com/uhaul/boo-haul-halloween-costume-contest/
Moving Insider:  http://movinginsider.com/2012/10/10/boo-haul-halloween-costume-contest/

About U-Haul
U-Haul was founded by a Navy veteran who grew up during the Great Depression. Tires and gas were still rationed or in short supply during the late 1940s when U-Haul began serving U.S. customers. Today, that background is central to the U-Haul Sustainability Program: "Serving the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs."  Our commitment to reduce, reuse and recycle includes fuel-efficient moving vans, neighborhood proximity, moving box reuse, moving pads made from discarded material and packing peanuts that are 100% biodegradable.  Learn more about these facts and others at uhaul.com/sustainability.

Since 1945, U-Haul has been the choice for the do-it-yourself mover. U-Haul customers' patronage has enabled the Company to maintain the largest rental fleet in the do-it-yourself moving industry which includes trucks, trailers and towing devices. U-Haul also offers storage throughout North America. The Company provides industry leading moving and storage boxes and an extended line of packing supplies to protect customer possessions. U-Haul is the consumer's number one choice as the largest installer of permanent trailer hitches in the automotive aftermarket. The Company supplies alternative-fuel for vehicles and backyard grills as one of the nation's largest retailers of propane.

Contact:
Joanne Fried
Ashleigh Wagner
U-Haul Public Relations
(602) 263-6194
publicrelations@uhaul.com

SOURCE U-Haul



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