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July 27, 2009   Email to Friend 

Darryal Ray
(334) 613-4187
July 27, 2009

MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- Alabama Farmers Federation members in need of extra storage room -- or looking to make a move to a new home -- can now think INSIDE the box with discounts on Portable On Demand Storage (PODS).

More commonly known as PODS, the company founded just over a decade ago is reinventing the moving and storage industry by making moving and storage more convenient and less stressful.

How? PODS brings an empty storage container to you, you load it when you want, and when you're ready, PODS picks up the container. PODS can store it in one of its secure storage centers as long as you need it, or move it across town or across the country. PODS services 48 states and has made more than 1 million deliveries.

"PODS is the latest in a continuing effort to offer Federation members a wide range of useful, practical benefits," said Mike Tidwell, director of the Federation's Department of Organization. "This is a benefit that can make life a little easier for our members at a discount not enjoyed by the general public."

Federation members receive a 10 percent discount on local delivery and the first month's local rental of PODS brand containers. In addition, members can save up to 5 percent off the first month's rental/storage, delivery and transportation on long-distance moves.

Members can receive the discount by calling PODS toll-free at 800-776-7637 (PODS) and mentioning promo code "ALFA," or booking online at www.PODS.com/alfa. Online quotes, flyers, frequently asked questions and videos are also available at the Web site.

"As an owner of the local PODS franchise in Montgomery, I am extremely proud and excited to partner with Alfa," said Matt McGinley of PODS. "Its contribution to the community and value provided to their members is a source of great pride and accomplishment, and we look forward to helping Alfa build on that tradition."

PODS offers three types of service: local on-site storage, local storage center storage and local or long-distance moving.

On-site storage may be needed, for example, for additional storage of furniture or equipment during a home renovation. For local storage center storage, a member simply fills the PODS container, which is then picked up and stored at a climate-controlled storage center nearby.

Members who are relocating from one city to another -- or across the country -- can call on PODS to make their move smooth and easy: Just fill the container, and when you're ready, the truck comes and takes the container to your new home. PODS delivery trucks are equipped with a patented hydraulic lift system, PODZILLA, designed to reduce any shifting of the contents. It securely transports the PODS container to and from members' locations and to PODS' storage centers.

PODS does all the driving and works around your schedule so you can pack at your own pace, load at ground level (no ramps!), and use the container for as long as you need. (While PODS doesn't limit the use of the containers, local ordinances may apply.)

You control access to your belongings -- you lock it and keep the only key.

PODS is the same affordable price for one day or 30 and there are no hidden fees. Prices may vary slightly between PODS franchises, but in the Montgomery area, local storage averages about $159 per month. The average cost for delivery and first month of storage is $134 for the largest size container $125 for the smallest.

Many PODS locations operate at least six days per week, seven in some locations.

To get your PODS discount, call toll-free 800-776-7637(PODS), and mention promo code "ALFA," or book online at www.PODS.com/alfa.

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