Win free rent for a year in American Family Insurance sweepstakes

(April 4, 2012) — Consumers can now enter to win a year's worth of free rent - valued up to $10,596 - in American Family Insurance's "Win Free Rent for a Year" sweepstakes.

"We're going to make one renter's dream come true by providing a year of free rent," says Sarah Pettit, American Family Insurance brand strategy manager. "But we also want to make renters aware of both the importance and affordability of renters insurance."

Before entering the sweepstakes, consumers take a quick tour of a virtual apartment, where they'll see how quickly common household items can add up in value, why it's important to protect their belongings, and how affordable renters insurance can be.

Many renters believe insurance is cost-prohibitive. Or, they mistakenly assume their belongings are covered by their landlord. However, a property manager's insurance usually only covers the structure itself, not the renters’ property inside.

The sweepstakes entry period ends June 15, 2012. For more information and official rules, go to

Entrants must be 18 and over, have a valid residential lease as of March 30, 2012 and be a legal residents of the following nineteen states: Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Georgia, Minnesota, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Colorado, South Dakota, North Dakota, Utah, Idaho, Nevada, Arizona, Oregon, and Washington.

Based in Madison, Wis., American Family Insurance offers auto insurance, homeowners insurance, life insurance, health insurance, business and farm/ranch insurance in 19 states. American Family Mutual Insurance Company is the nation's third-largest mutual property/casualty insurance company. Web:; Facebook:; Twitter: