Disclosure: I am a judge in the Sam’s Club Patio Perk Up Contest and will receive a stipend for my time. The honest opinions are my own.

As you know Sam’s Club recently held a contest for a $2,500 Patio Makeover. Entrants were required to take a photo of their current patio, to follow Sam’s Club on Twitter, to write a tweet about why they needed a Patio Makeover. The tweet needed to include the @samsclub handle, the hashtag #PatioPerkUp, and the link to their patio photo. The contest ended on Friday, April 22nd.

Sam's Clube Patio Perk Up Contest

Tweets were judged on relevance to theme (50%) and creativity of photo (50%).

And The Winner Is…

I’m excited to announce that the winning tweet and photo was very creative and stood out from the crowd of over 100 entries! It was written by @rmgm – Melissa Maringer of the blog Mom On the Edge. Here’s Melissa’s winning tweet and photo:

@rmgm @SamsClub My patio is flatlining, but it could be gorgeous, if only it had a little #PatioPerkUp http://twitpic.com/4nlzbv

Sam's Club Patio Perk Up WinnerCongratulations Melissa! Enjoy your new patio!