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The Unpakt Network Finally Makes Moving to a New Place Funny!

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Remember Unpakt? They’re that rad price comparison site I wrote about that helps ease the pain of finding a trustworthy (and affordable) company to lift, pack, and transport all of your worldly possessions (read: weird shit you’ve been hoarding) from one home to another. Well now they’re not only making moving easier, they’re making it funnier too…well at least the concept of moving that is. Plus they’re giving you the chance to win a shit load of different prizes.

Last week Unpakt announced the launch of the Unpakt Network and the #UnpaktReality social media contest. The Unpakt Network includes a series of reality television parodies inspired by the moving industry while the #UnpaktReality social media contest allows for you creative little bastards to dream up a reality parody of your own for the chance to win cash and prizes totaling $10,000. All you have to do to enter is watch the parodies and Tweet your own moving show idea to @unpakt with hashtag #UnpaktReality for a chance to win. The grand prize winner receives $1,000 Amex gift card and the chance to see their show idea brought to life. The reality TV parodies are:


MoveBusters – Is it true that you can book a mover entirely online? This season, we’re testing the craziest moving myths out there. Tune in to the new season of MoveBusters to find out which will be busted or confirmed.

America’s Next Top Mover – Who will be packing up and who will be moving on? See how the nation’s best movers stack up as they go head-to-head on the dramatic new season of America’s Next Top Mover.

Mover Wars – The new season of Mover Wars is going lower than you thought possible! Who will be getting down and locking in lower prices than ever before? Tune in this season as the price drops, only on the Unpakt Network.

The Moving Truck Whisperer – In a world riddled with terrible moving experiences, The Moving Truck Whisperer is on your side, helping to find the perfect mover match. Watch the newest season to learn how to become the leader of the Pakt.

While these are all pretty clever, I bet you my dear little broke-asses could do better. Plus fuck it, when was the last time you won $1,000? The contest ends Wednesday, so you better start tweeting now!

Also, considering this is the season for moving Unpakt is offering all BAS readers a 5% discount on anything you book through them! Just use the code: BROKEASS. Your move must be booked by 7/31/13.

Good luck!

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Stuart Schuffman, aka Broke-Ass Stuart, is a travel writer, poet, TV host, activist, and general shit-stirrer. His website is one of the most influential arts & culture sites in the San Francisco Bay Area and his freelance writing has been featured in Lonely Planet, Conde Nast Traveler, The Bold Italic, and too many other outlets to remember. His weekly column, Broke-Ass City, appears every other Thursday in the San Francisco Examiner. Stuart’s writing has been translated into four languages. In 2011 Stuart created and hosted the travel show Young, Broke, and Beautiful on IFC and in 2015 he ran for Mayor of San Francisco and got nearly 20k votes.

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