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How to Brave the Cold and Crowd at Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in NYC

TaskRabbit and The Warwick New York Hotel are giving out “front-of-the-line” passes so guests can score unobscured views of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade next month.

The Warwick New York Hotel has partnered with TaskRabbit to provide Taskers to hold prime viewing spots on the parade route to any guest who books a VIP package. 

The VIP package – starting at $500/night – includes overnight accommodations, one Tasker per adult and daily, complimentary breakfast for two at Murals on 54, with reservations recommended 48 hours in advance.

For reservations and more information on the Warwick New York, please visit or call 212-247-2700. For more information on TaskRabbit, please visit


REPORT: Elves to Take Over American Offices Weeks Before Christmas

It may sound straight out of a Tim Allen movie or children’s Christmas e-book, but elves are actually moving in to help small businesses prepare for the busy holiday season — the only difference is, they’ll be ditching Santa’s signature color of crimson and trading it for TaskRabbit green.

Beginning October 27, Office Depot and OfficeMax are launching the Elf Who Helps Small Business contest to give select small businesses the assistance they need as they juggle daily tasks and prepare for growing business activity and office parities.

Powered by TaskRabbit, a peer-to-peer marketplace that helps Clients get things done like home and office services and skilled tasks, Elf Who Helps will give the winning small businesses the boost they need to close out the year feeling organized and ready to tackle 2015.

Now through November 12, small business owners and employees can participate by visiting the Elf Who Helps website and submitting, in 150 words or less, what task they need assistance with and how it will help them. Fourteen small businesses will be selected to receive a variety of products and a $1,000 gift card supplied by Office Depot and OfficeMax to organize their businesses, as well as up to two days of on-site services from TaskRabbit.

The Elf Who Helps Small Business is part of the overall ‘Office Depot and OfficeMax Your Holiday Workshop’ campaign to ensure businesses and individuals are prepared to give the right gifts to everyone on their list and satisfy their everyday office needs, all at a one-stop shop and at a great value. From gifts under $20 to personalized items such as designer holiday and photo cards, photo canvases and calendars, and convenient in-store mailing and shipping via UPS, FedEx and USPS, Office Depot and OfficeMax have some of the seasons most sought after gifts and services at great values. A go-to gift-giving headquarters, Office Depot and OfficeMax will also have extended shipping hours.

To enter the Elf Who Helps Small Business contest, please visit Contest ends November 22 and winners will be announced on December 8. Official contest rules are as follows: No purchase or payment necessary to enter or win. A purchase will not increase your chances of winning. Void where prohibited by law or regulation. Contest is open to legal US/DC residents (18) years of age or older and who either own or is an employee of a small business are eligible to enter the Contest on behalf of an eligible Small Business. Entry begins on 10/22/14 at 12:00:01 a.m. EDT and ends on 11/12/14 at 11:59:59 p.m. EST. All eligible entries will be judged to determine up to (14) winning entries. Winners announced 12/8/14. Sponsor: Office Depot, Inc., 6600 North Military Trail, C513B,Boca Raton, FL 33496. For important terms, conditions and Official Rules visit



Finding an apartment in San Francisco is challenging, to say the least. So, when Scott found a room that he loved (“14 foot ceilings! Sweet back patio!”), he wanted to put himself ahead of the other applicants and turned to TaskRabbit for help. Tasker Rick purchased a box of cookies from a local bakery and delivered them to Scott’s potential roommates, along with a note proclaiming Scott to be an “exceptional third slice of the roommate pie.” No word on whether he got the room, but we wish him luck!


Halloween can be a nightmare if you don’t have time to take care of all the odds and ends. One enterprising Client in Atlanta enlisted TaskRabbit’s help in setting up a large Halloween display in his yard, having a Tasker haul boxes and props from his basement and assembling the spooky scene. And we’ll be on hand after the holiday to help disassemble and put the decorations back into storage.

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Treat yourself to a stress-free holiday with our help. Our Taskers can:

  • Make hand-made costumes to your specifications
  • Load up your candy bowls for the onslaught of trick-or-treaters
  • Pick up and deliver the costume you ordered from the local shop
  • Schedule your next dental appointment to address any post-holiday cavities

What can we help you with this Halloween?


The practice of giving a specific gift for a specific wedding anniversary is centuries old. For the 1st anniversary, you give paper, for the 25th anniversary something silver, for the 50th anniversary – gold! In this spirit, Emily decided to surprise her husband on their first anniversary by having the Sunday New York Times delivered to their porch. Tasker Gloria fought her way through the bustling streets of Brooklyn to her “one house paper route” in time for the couple to spend hours reading the paper and reminiscing about their first year of marriage. Congratulations to you and your husband, Emily!



It’s October, which means crisp air and baseball playoff season! This week’s Task of the Week features a surprise delivery to cheer up a lamenting fan whose team didn’t make the playoffs.

Client Henry turned to TaskRabbit to spread some cheer to a friend who was bummed when her baseball team got knocked out of playoff contention. Tasker Carrie came to the rescue, delivering a 3-pack of canned whipped cream to Henry’s friend Dominique when she was at work. The hardest part of the task was getting Dominique to smile and pose for pictures with the surprise gift, photos that Henry plans to unveil at her future wedding ceremony. We’re sure there’s an inside joke here somewhere, and we always love seeing the creative ways people use TaskRabbit!

How can we help you during playoff season? Let us know.



The glitter and glamour of Fashion Week is wrapping up in NYC, but it’s been a hectic scramble of last-minute sewing and fittings and a whirlwind of events! One harried and slightly overwhelmed designer worked smarter by hiring a TaskRabbit to carefully move samples and fabric from a downtown loft up to sewing factories in the Garment Center for a frenzy of final production. Tasker Paloma T.’s profile caught the designer’s eye with a killer combination of organization skills and creativity, with plenty of great reviews. Paloma also helped the designer choose models and send invites out for her show. Whenever it’s crunch time in your line of work, TaskRabbit can offer an extra pair of hands to obliterate your to-do list. Pssst, London! Fashion Week moves across the pond next week, and we can help you with everything you need to have a stress-free experience.