First, a disclaimer. This is not an April Fools’ Day prank.

Starting today and through the month of April, if you’re a member of the Illinois Association of REALTORS® and a new subscriber to our official blog, the IARbuzz,  you’ll have a chance to win one of four weekly drawings for a $100 Visa gift card!

It’s called “The Big IARbuzz Blog Promo” and the goal is to sign up more members to receive the blog…because if you’re not getting our weekly updates on the blog you’re missing out on some of the latest news and happenings in the Illinois real estate industry.

Here’s how it works.

1. Between April 1 and April 30, 2011, sign up to receive the blog using the official Big IARbuzz Blog Promo entry form.

2. The Big IARbuzz Blog Promo is open to all Illinois Association of REALTORS® members in good standing who are 18 years of age or older at time of entry and who are new subscribers to the IARbuzz Blog as of April 1. (Sorry,employees of the Illinois Association of REALTORS®, their affiliates, advertising/promotion agencies, immediate family or the household of such employees are not eligible to enter the promotion.) Our legal advisors cover all the bases in the official rules, available here.

3. Each week in April a $100 Visa gift card will be awarded to a randomly selected winner from qualified entries.

4. We’ll announce the winners in the Illinois REALTOR® Weekly Connection April 12, 19, 26 and May 3.

So, get in on all the buzz today and good luck! The sooner you sign up, the more chances you have to win.