Do You Have Time for Love This Valentine's Day?

MEMPHIS, Tenn., Feb. 13, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- What's better than roses for Valentine's Day? According to early survey results from, nearly 70 percent would like their home cleaned for them so they can spend more time with loved ones. Thirteen percent would like help fixing things around the house and 9 percent would appreciate someone taking care of the yard.

ServiceMaster created to help people add that 13th hour they wish they could, an extra hour most would love to have to spend with a significant other on Valentine's Day. offers expert timesaving tips for homeowners and encourages consumers to share their own best time-saving techniques.

The website helps busy people tap into valuable advice from time-saving experts. There's also a quick survey participants can take to identify time-dragging tasks and share what they'd do if they could get back "lost hours."

Survey participants also have a chance to win one of three weekly $150 prizes – or a $500 grand prize – all while learning to do more in less time.

"Valentine's Day is a wonderful time for everyone to 'stop and smell the roses,'" said Alison Boyle, ServiceMaster corporate communications. "Giving your sweetie cleaning services will not only help him or her, but it will allow more time for the two of you to do something nice – date night, preparing a nice dinner in or going to a movie without the stress of house chores. We want to help you focus more on the pleasures of life, not the things that stress you out."

The company's time-saving brands are Terminix, TruGreen, American Home Shield, ServiceMaster Clean, Merry Maids, Furniture Medic and AmeriSpec.

Now through the week leading up to Daylight Saving Time on March 10, three weekly winners will be randomly selected to receive prizes of $150 each. A grand prize winner will be announced Sunday March 10, just as the clocks spring forward.

About ServiceMaster

With a global network of more than 6,900 company-owned, franchised and licensed locations, Memphis-based ServiceMaster is one of the world's largest residential and commercial service networks. The company's high-profile brands are Terminix, TruGreen, American Home Shield, ServiceMaster Clean, Merry Maids, Furniture Medic and AmeriSpec. Through approximately 21,000 corporate associates and a franchise network that independently employs over 31,000 additional people, the ServiceMaster family of brands provided services and products to approximately 8.1 million customers during the last twelve months. Our market-leading brands provide a range of residential and commercial services including termite and pest control; lawn, tree and shrub care; home warranties and preventative maintenance contracts; furniture repair; home inspections; home cleaning; janitorial services; and disaster restoration. Go to for more information about ServiceMaster or follow us at or

No purchase necessary. Open to legal residents of the 50 United States and DC, 21 and older. Void where prohibited. Sweepstakes begins 1/22/13 and ends 3/8/13. For official rules and details go to Sponsor The ServiceMaster Company.

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Source: ServiceMaster