There are only 74 days until Christmas! But who’s counting, right? (We are. It’s us. We’re counting.)
Our team of holiday decor installers has been hard at work throughout the city installing lights on trees, roofs, shrubs, walkways, and more for our amazing customers.
As we’ve chatted with new customers about what holiday decorating services we offer, we’ve noticed a lot of questions come up regarding our 3 Year Rent-to-Own Christmas Lights Installation Program works. So, today we wanted to break it down year by year and ensure that it’s all perfectly clear.
Before we get started, please note that this program is no obligation so, if at any point, you decide to go a different direction with your lights (like maybe switching to our amazing permanent lighting solution), you can do so without penalty!
We’ll take you through what’s included in the program, what you’ll be paying each year, and details about your lights themselves. Plus, at the end, we share an example of what the yearly costs could look like for you, so make sure to read to the end! Let’s dive right into it with year one.
So, you’ve decided to start your first year of the Five Star Holiday Decor 3 Year Rent-to-Own Holiday Lighting Program! Welcome. We hope you enjoy and have the five star lighting experience that you deserve.
When you get started with this program, our team will work with you to create a custom-designed lighting package for your specific property. Once we’ve collaboratively figured out what aspects of your property you want to light up and what colours you want your lights to be, our team will hand-string your lights for you.
Then, we’ll get your lights installed on your property for you within your desired timeframe. Because our installation window is short (we light up as much of Edmonton as possible within a few short months), installation slots are on a first come, first served basis. This means that the earlier you can book your spot, the better! Throughout the season, we will maintain your lights and ensure that they are sparkling beautifully for you with no issues.
In terms of your payment for your first year, you will be making your initial investment and paying the yearly maintenance fee. The investment that you make your first year will be the largest and you’ll see this cost decrease in the coming years of the program.
At the end of the holiday season, our team will come back to your property, take down your lights, and we will then store them in our warehouse over the spring, summer, and fall months. That means a few less boxes just taking up room in your garage.
Plus, anytime throughout your three years, if you want to skip a year, we will provide a free year of storage for you. The next year, we can pick up right where we left off.
And voila! Year one is complete.
Year two means it’s discount time! Now that you have already completed your first year of the Five Star Holiday Decor Holiday Lighting Program, we’ll take 20% off of your initial investment.
For your second year, you’ll pay 80% of your initial holiday decor investment and, of course, the yearly maintenance fee for those mid-season fixes. Yay for second year savings!
For year two, our team will once again come out to your property and do your Christmas lights installation for you. If you end up having any issues throughout the holiday season with your lights, we’ll come back to your property to make sure that they stay in tip-top condition.
And, once again, when the season is over, we’ll come grab your lights and keep them in our shop so you don’t have to worry about storage.
It’s year three and the lights will officially be yours after this holiday decor season! As a little treat just for you, we’ll give you an additional 10% off your price for year three. That means that you’ll be paying 30% less than you paid for your first year of this Christmas lights installation program and then the normal yearly maintenance fee.
For year three, we will follow the same pattern as the two previous years: our team of holiday decor professionals will install, maintain, take down, and store your holiday lighting for you so you won’t have to lift a finger.
At the end of the year three season, we will get in contact with you to chat about the next steps. At this point, the custom-designed, hand-strung holiday lighting package is officially yours for keeps.
You have a few different options after the third year which are as follows:
- Continue on with our same holiday lighting services (see below for details on pricing)
- Our team will continue installing, maintaining, taking down, and storing your holiday lighting for you as we have for the past three years.
- Take possession of your lights and discontinue Christmas light installation services with us
- You can come grab your lights from our shop whenever works for you and take care of your own holiday lighting installation, maintenance, takedown, and storage from there on out. You’ll get to continue using your custom-designed, commercial-grade lights for years to come. (But, we’ll be sad to see you go!)
- Have your custom-designed holiday lighting package recycled
- If you’re done with your temporary lights (because you’re ready for something different like permanent lighting), we can recycle them properly for you. Simply let us know you want to go green with them and we’ll take care of the rest.
If you do decide to continue the same service moving forwards, here’s what that will look like for you:
Year Four & Onwards
If you decide to continue on with your Christmas lights installation services once the lights officially belong to you, you will basically get to enjoy all of the perks of year three moving forward.
Your cost will continue to be 70% of your initial investment plus the yearly maintenance fee each season, even if the price of these services increases for new customers. (Perks of rent-to-own! Woohoo!)
Our team of professional holiday decor installers will continue with your lighting installations, maintenance, take down, and storage each year for as long as you desire.
Don’t forget that if you want to take a year off at any point throughout your three years, we’ll happily store your lights for you for free and pick back up where we left off the next holiday season.
Example of Lighting Program Costs
Please note: this cost breakdown is just an example and may not actually reflect your own costs.
Year 1 – $1000 for installation, takedown, & storage of your lights + $90 yearly maintenance fee = $1090 total
Year 2 – $800 for installation, takedown, & storage of your lights + $90 yearly maintenance fee = $890 total
Year 3 – $700 for installation, takedown, & storage of your lights + $90 yearly maintenance fee = $790 total
Year 4 & Beyond – $700 for installation, takedown, & storage of your lights + $90 yearly maintneance fee = $790 each year
There you go! There’s the complete breakdown of our 3 Year Rent-to-Own Holiday Lighting Package. If you have any questions or are ready to get started with this program, contact our team today!