LiftMaster Garage Door with MyQ Technology Giveaway

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Did you know that garage door openers can be cool?!!

Introducing the LiftMaster Elite Series 8550 with built-in MyQ Technology ~ a system that allows you to control your garage door and other household devices from anywhere in the world by using a computer or smartphone.

Last fall we moved into a new home. A pretty nice home with a two car attached garage. We were surprised that this house did not have an automatic garage door opener! Couldn’t believe it, as the house isn’t very old. Well there goes parking in the garage, but I was already used to that. The worst part was the kids couldn’t get into the garage to grab their bikes and sports equipment to play outside.  I wished for a garage door opener and it was on my ‘to do’ list to look into, when I was contacted by LiftMaster to help show off their newest gadget!

This is not just any ole garage door opener. It has some very fancy features that I can’t wait to tell you about!

Garage Door Monitor. This little device plugs into any outlet in the house. With just a glance you can tell if the door is open or closed by a light indicator. If the door is open, but you want it closed, just push the button and down it goes.

Now if someone happened to be in the garage at this time, it will warn them with flashing lights that the door is about to be shut. This is called their Alert-2-Close Warning System.

LiftMaster Internet Gateway. What you need to program your computer or smartphone. We installed the app into my iphone and now we can check to see if the door is open or closed from wherever we are. My kids love signing into the app on our way home and open the garage door so it’s all ready when we arrive.

3 Button Remote Control. Let’s you control up to 3 doors or lights with your remote.

Battery Backup. Even when the power is out, you can get in and out for your garage!

The Protector System. An invisible beam travels across the opening. If any barrier hits that beam while the door is closing, the door opens back up instantly. Safety first!

Smart Control Panel. Does lots of things! Lets you lock your garage door, tells you the temperature, and my favorite feature ~ has a motion sensor for the lights. We walk into our garage and the lights instantly come on!

The door itself is also very quiet. This is important to me as my boy’s bedroom is right above.

What do you think about all of those features?!!


There are a more options too! Here are a couple that are available that I don’t have…yet.

Remote Light Control. You can turn on a light in the house from your smartphone or computer. I am always forgetting to leave a light on at night. Now I could turn one on from wherever I am! Going on vacation? What a great way to utilize this tool!

Wireless Keyless Entry System. A fabulous thing to have, especially with kids. They don’t need to carry a key and you don’t have to keep one hidden. They just need to remember the code and they can open and shut easily anytime. We had one growing up and it was a very valuable to us!


Did I make you want one?

Win an professionally installed Liftmaster Elite 8550 with MyQ Technology

ARV $400+

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Good Luck!
I received a LiftMaster for review and was not compensated in any way and all opinions are my own. This giveaway will end on March 12, 2012 at midnight EST. Winners will be drawn via rafflecopter. Once a winner is drawn I will contact them and they will have 48 hours to reply before I draw a new winner. Giveaway is open to anyone in the US and you must be 18 years of age or older. Giveaway not affiliated with Facebook & I release them of liability. Winner will be posted in the rafflecopter widget.


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