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DOT Marks the Spot Accepted for Walmart's "Get on the Shelf" Contest
Colorado Springs, Colorado -- Mar 5, 2012 --

Local Colorado Springs Invention Could Get Featured Placement on or a Spot on Walmart Store Shelves.  Contest to Begin March 7, 2012.

Visit DOT Marks the Spot's submission to Walmart's Get On the Shelf contest.

DOT Marks the Spot, Inc. is pleased to announce their inclusion in Walmart's "Get on the Shelf" contest, a campaign developed by Walmart's social media wing, @WalmartLabs.  Walmart, the nation’s largest retailer, is promoting the contest as a way to find new and innovative products, like DOT Marks the Spot, for and Walmart stores nationwide.

DOT Marks the Spot made the first cut for the contest as one of over 4000 submissions.  It's a unique, patented picture hanging system that solves the frustration of hanging pictures, shelves, TV mounts, mirrors, sconces, etc., right the first time.  DOT Marks the Spot is perfect for the home consumer, tradespeople, home decorators, realtors and anyone involved in home decor and design.  It uses a simple three-step process to hang wall projects and alleviates the need for tape measures and pencil marks, leaving no extra unsightly holes in the wall.

Susan Grillo, President/CEO, Colorado Springs mom, and inventor of DOT Marks the Spot, was frustrated with the thought of hanging a shelf she had purchased for her daughter’s room. She recalls, “I remember thinking to myself…there has to be a better way! I let a beautiful shelf sit on the floor of my daughter’s room for six months because I dreaded the difficulty involved in hanging it. I wanted an easier way…so I invented it!”

The first round of voting for Walmart's "Get on the Shelf" contest begins March 7, 2012 and goes through April 3, 2012.  The top ten entries will move on to Round Two, which will be held from April 11 - 24, 2012.  DOT Marks the Spot's entry can be viewed at the following link:

About DOT Marks the Spot, Inc.

Brainchild of Colorado Springs mother and inventor Susan Grillo, DOT Marks the Spot, Inc., is dedicated to providing solutions to everyday problems that frustrate homeowners, renters, home designers, and home builders alike.  DOT Marks the Spot is Grillo's premier invention that makes hanging any home decor project simple, quick and easy.  An innovative yet simple idea, DOT Marks the Spot answers the need to hang wall projects right the first time, every time.  For more information, visit

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Susan Grillo
President/CEO/Product Development & Marketing
719-344-2191 Office
719-246-1112 Cell


DOT Marks the Spot, Inc. PO Box 62102 Colorado Springs, CO 80962  Phone 719-344-2191  Fax  407-877-8341  Email:

PATENTED PRODUCT  - US Patent 7350312; US Patent 7185442