Monday, November 22, 2010

Giveaway Time!

This is a compensated review by BlogHer and Intel.



We have been having a blast with our new laptop, and are still pinching ourselves over it.  I suppose the fancy name for the processor is an Intel®Core™i5 processor with TurboBoost technology (say that three times fast) but around here we just call it “awesome” for short.

I was intimidated by the whole Intel® Wireless Display (akaWiDi) box, assuming that I would give it my best shot and then scream for someone smarter to come help me hook it up. Not even 3 minutes later, it was up and running with absolutely no glitches. It is the COOLEST thing, and I am really surprised at the (lack of) lag time between the computer and the T.V. We decided to let the girls pick a movie from Netflix to watch instantly and they chose Eloise. I told them to get comfortable and go grab some popcorn while it loaded, assuming it would take as long as it had on my computer. Well, they didn’t make it halfway down the stairs and it had started. This may not sound that exciting to you, but Todd and I are documentary aficionados, and we are seriously excited about all the shows we can now watch on our main T.V.  from the computer. There aren’t any cords that go from the computer to the T.V…it’s wireless!

And the fact that I hooked up the entire thing in less than 5 minutes and the house did not explode? 

Noteworthy.

We have been using the computer (or I guess, really, the processor of the computer) to do so many things, including schoolwork, school videos (no more fighting over the computer screen glare…all three can see it now!!! Yippeeee!!!!), music, and a TON of organizational stuff. We have also watched videos of how to churn butter to go along with our colonial times study (let’s mark that last sentence as one I never planned to say when I was 16 years old) and researched some fun Thanksgiving crafts.
It’s really intuitive and there’s basically no learning curve. I’m having fun with this little “bulletin board” feature that lets me have lists of things that need to be accomplished as well as reminder notes and pictures that I want to stick up there.

Each of the girls has a little “to do” list that they can come and check off, and they think it’s so cool that they get to do it on the fancy computer. The best part is, when we are out of town we can have everything with us in one tiny little package. This Intel® WiDi hooks up easily to other T.V.’s, so we are planning on bringing their school DVD’s to watch on the bus or in a hotel room. They have loved being able to spread out all their stuff and see the math guy look life-sized J

I think the thing I’m the most excited about is the fact that it moves SEAMLESSLY from one task to the next. With our computers there was a definite effect from having a lot of things open, and with this little guy, it’s insanely fast. It is common for me to have several word documents, a few websites, scheduling stuff, photos etc. open at the same time and it doesn’t ever seem to matter for the speed. On my other laptop, the little rainbow ball of death starts spinning and we know it’s not going to turn out well…but I can’t help it! My brain only works when there are 5 or more things going on, and I have officially met my match in Mr. Intel.

You all know I don’t review things very often on my blog, but I am so glad this one worked out.  We are trucking along, trying to be efficient and good stewards of our time. I can honestly say that this processor has helped us do just that.  Thank you Blogher and Intel!!!

No duplicate comments.
You may receive (2) total entries by selecting from the following entry methods:
a)      Leave a comment in response to the sweepstakes prompt on this post
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d)      Follow this link and provide your email address and your response to the sweepstakes prompt
e)      Sweepstakes ends at 5 PM PST on December 22, 2010
This giveaway is open to US Residents age 18 or older.
Winners will be selected via random draw, and will be notified by e-mail.
You have 72 hours to get back to me, otherwise a new winner will be selected.
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I don’t want you to feel left out, so please leave a comment on this post and you will automatically be entered to win a Best Buy gift card worth $250!!!! In addition, you can click here for 19 more chances to win a Mr. Intel of your very own J













1,777 comments:

  1. THis sounds awesome! I'd love to try something like this. :)

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  2. Oh wow!! That looks so awesome!!

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  3. How great is that?! That would be so helpful and fun.

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  4. That is awesome. Brett would put that to good use with Netflix!

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  5. Love the chore charts!! What a great tool!

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  6. Awesome!! Sounds like a great computer!

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  7. this would be a tremendous blessing! awesome giveaway.
    kevindormer at hotmail dot com

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  8. Count me in! My laptop is a dinosaur. :)

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  9. What a great giveaway! My hubby would love a new toy!

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  10. Oh my goodness, this would be SOOO Awesome!!! Our computer crashed a few weeks ago and I've been using an old one that is SOOO slow (took me 40 minutes to edit a blog - just open it - and insert a video) This would be such a blessing and answered prayer! Plus, a huge time saver to help with all my writing projects that I have going on (that have been nearly impossible to finish)!!! Awesome giveaway!!!
    Plus, it looks like your family is having such a wonderful time with it! Love the to-do lists for the kids! Really great!
    jamie_habermaas at yahoo dot com
    www.inspiredmess.com

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  11. i dont know how to leave the url to a tweet, but i tweeted it from my twitter account:
    http://twitter.com/itsalexx

    the tweet was:
    @angelac519 is has a laptop giveaway on her page: http://tinyurl.com/347yb45 check it out and enter yourself!

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  12. Tweet! Tweet!
    http://twitter.com/inspiredmess/status/6782733137223680

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  13. Oh my WORD- yes please, sign me up!!

    ~Lisa-Jo

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  14. very cool! the techie in me is swooning. :)

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  15. wow super giveaway! My girls would be thrilled

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  16. That looks awesome! Glad it's working out so well.

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  17. Looks like a WINNER, Winner, Chicken Dinner!

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  18. Tweeted! http://twitter.com/#!/SurvivorDiane/status/6783829935136768

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  19. What a great giveaway!

    adw7984 at gmail dot com

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  20. I love the bulletin board feature. I have so many to-do lists (and a hunny-do list) it's hard to keep them all in one place. I think it would make checking off my "to-do's" so much more fun.

    I'm also impressed with the wireless Computer to TV capability - that's impressive and so simple! It's not often that you hear such a rave review of a laptop!

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  21. I would love to win this! I need a new computer for my school work so bad!

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  22. Wow! What an amazing giveaway, and perfect timing as the holidays approach. I would really love this computer to give to my husband before he begins his graduate program next year. As students, we certainly don't have the money to buy this ourselves so winning would be a blessing.

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  23. This looks awesome! I am the same way with having 15 different tabs open at once! My computer geek husband is constantly lecturing me about how that slows my speed down.

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  24. That looks awesome! I would love something like that!

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  25. I tweeted about it here: http://twitter.com/grownuprachel/status/6786101515653121

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  26. Oh how our family would LOVE this!! Thanks for the chance at such a fabulous prize!!
    Kristin

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  27. Awesome! We just started with netflix and the "rainbow ball of death" has almost driven me away! Would LOVE something wireless that connects that way.

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  28. This would be wonderful for our film loving, homeschooling family of 3!

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  29. Very very cool! I love it when things integrate seamless like that!!! So cool!!!!

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  30. tweet tweet!
    http://twitter.com/kristin7477

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  31. would love to try this out! So cool to hook to the TV!
    christycrosby@gmail.com

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  32. This would be great for my little sister who's headed off to college!

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  33. Wow! This would be wonderful to use as we home school as well!

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  34. trying so hard not to drool on the keyboard .... *sigh* :D

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  35. Here is my tweet! So excited for this giveaway! http://twitter.com/amwest3

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  36. Love it!!! My 3 year old would love to check off his chores if they were on a computer!!!

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  37. I'm with Alex here - have no idea how to find my tweet's url. I tweeted from this account: http://twitter.com/#!/pltmarket and said this: Angie reviewed an Intel laptop and is now hosting a giveaway for one! http://angiesgiveawaysandreviews.blogspot.com/

    hope I win!!!

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  38. Great! Thanks for the opportunity!

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  39. I would love to win a lap top- or even a gift card! :)

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  40. I Tweeted http://twitter.com/Heathymom/status/6797408038031361

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  41. This would be a wonderful Christmas gift for our family!

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  42. I would love this! It's amazing and we totally need a new computer!

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  43. tweeted-- http://twitter.com/smith_jamie

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  44. This laptop looks very cool!

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  45. I would love to win this! Our computer is on the outs!

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  46. this sounds amazing! Would love to have something like this!!!

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  47. What a cool compy. We are looking at laptops and I'm pretty sure we would not have considered an Intel if it weren't for your review.

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  48. This is awesome - I need a laptop!

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  49. This looks awesome... great giveaway! Would love to get to try it out!

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  50. Mom would love a NEW computer!!!! Her's is so SLOW! Thanks Angie!

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  51. Re-Tweeted your Laptop Twitter post on my Twitter page!
    https://twitter.com/jekuthiel

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  52. I would love to win this - it would help me take that giant leap into the 21st century! :)

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  53. I tweeted the giveaway!
    http://twitter.com/PKPastor

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  54. That superfast laptop would help me in my MBA classes, of which I have TWO more years! :)

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  55. Oh wow! Wireless? Sounds like a dream come true!

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  56. I tweeted! http://twitter.com/ampaetka/status/6839341124947968

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  57. And I tweeted!

    http://twitter.com/#!/tippaglover

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  58. That is amazing!!! Love the organization aspects of it!!!

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  59. This would be awesome for me to do all my schoolwork with!

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  60. That is very cool! I've heard about it but thought it would be above my head to set up. My kids and I would love this.

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  61. this sounds like a GREAT laptop! :)

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  62. WOW sounds fantastic! We are always hooking up cords doing this!!

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  63. a best buy card would be such a blessing to me right now. thanks, angie!

    lissabug143@hotmail.com

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  64. wow, that looks and sounds really nice.

    Melissa M.

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  65. I love the bulletin board on there! Very cool!

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  66. I really need a new computer, this one looks awesome!!!

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  67. This looks so cool, I love that you can use WiDi to make things even bigger!

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  68. Our family could really use a new computer and this one is perfect!

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  69. Neato-mosquito! Been wanting something like this for my son to do his math on. :)

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  70. Tweet, tweet! :)

    http://twitter.com/#!/Hom4HeavensSake/status/6897761500794880

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  71. Our kids are blessed to grow up in this day and age! So many advantages for them. Ofcourse, parental involvement keeps these technological advances a blessing. Glad you are enjoying yours so much!

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  72. I tweeted

    http://twitter.com/gabc/status/6905193383854080

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  73. That's great! I would love to win!

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  74. Would be nice this time of year to win this!
    Thanks!
    kmassmanATgmailDOTcom

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  75. I would love one for my hubby. I just got a new one but my hubby needs one.

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  76. http://twitter.com/fargonation

    I tweeted about it

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  77. How neat.. Thanks for allowing us to enter!

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  78. I love my macbook but that computer sounds amazing! Great giveaway!

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  79. My computer so slow, it needs to be replaced.

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  80. I need this! I was just trying (without any success) to get the virtual tour of Plimouth Plantation up on the tv the other day. Thanks!

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  81. This computer sounds "amazing"!

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  82. Wow! What an awesome product! I would love to win this!!! Thanks for the entry!!

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  83. This would be so helpful! What a treat to be in the running for this prize!

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  84. Wow! This would be a big help with all my school work!

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  85. I tweeted about your giveaway! http://twitter.com/jenn_624

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  86. This sounds wonderful. Thanks!!!

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  87. This looks so cool! Count me in!

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  88. i would love to win! thanks for the great giveaway!

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  89. As a multi-tasker, a faster computer processor is a life saver, a blessing! Need I say more :)

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  90. tweet.http://twitter.com/tcarolinep/status/6975724699258880

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  91. How awesome! I think that would be the best gift ever!

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  92. A new laptop would be a huge blessing to our family!

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  93. that is one bad boy of a computer!

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  94. I need a new computer. My 3 year old Dell crashed as soon as the warranty expired... Isn't it amazing how they do that?! This laptop would be amazing!

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  95. This would be so much fun! My computer is a.n.c.i.e.n.t.!

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  96. This would be so awesome to have! Thanks for the giveaway!!

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  97. Would love to win something like this!!

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  98. My friend told me about this since she's canadian and can't win.

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  99. Love anything that keeps me organized!!!

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  100. We are so behind the times and don't have a laptop, but would love one someday. Thanks for the opportunity!

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  101. I would love this. I would also Tweet it, but since I have no followers, it would be to no avail (poor Twitter account).

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  102. This would be an incredible Christmas gift! I posted on my Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/#!/profile.php?id=100000962688238

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  103. Would love to win. Thanks for the chance.

    MCantu1019@aol.com

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  104. way cool...would love to win the gift card. thanks!

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  105. I love the speed because I always have several tabs open
    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

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  106. This laptop sounds like a really good one. It's nice to read reviews that are written by people who aren't computer experts and are using the computer the way most of us would use it. I like that this computer is fast at doing various tasks. LPoser1 [at] gmail [dot]com

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  107. awesome! the to do list is a great idea!

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  108. To-do lists and bulletin boards sound great! Tired of fighting over computer time here too, 4 of us on one laptop is getting a bit dicey. I had to chuckle at the butter churning comment, I've said SO many things I never thought I would too :).

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  109. Wow! What an incredible giveaway! Thanks for hosting it!

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  110. Thank you so much for the chance....It is wonderful!!

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  111. tweet
    http://twitter.com/ChelleB36/status/7299724298158080
    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

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  112. Awesome, I would love to win. Thanks for the opportunity!

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  113. winning would be a VERY nice holiday gift

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  114. That looks fabulous! I love the idea of having the chore chart for kids and making it fun for them.

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  115. How fun would this be for Christmas shopping!

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  116. I tweeted about the giveaway here: http://twitter.com/#!/rebeccastt

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  117. that looks like a very neat laptop.

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  118. What a great giveaway! It's worth a shot! :)

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  119. That would make for a FUN Christmas!

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  120. I'd love a gift card!! Woohoo!

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  121. This would be awesome (and make husband really happy too).

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  122. What a great giveaway! I can think of quite a few gifts that my husband would love from Best Buy!

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  123. This is a great give away! Thanks!

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  124. Wow...this would be awesome to have in our house!

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  125. What an AWESOME giveaway!!! I would LOVE to win! paulamckaughan@yahoo.com

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  126. Wow...what a blessing this would be for our homeschool! Thanks for the opportunity!

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  127. This is exactly what my family needs!!!

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  128. I've been wanting a laptop for sometime, however, things keep coming up! This would be an awesome win!

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  129. what an awesome give away! http://twitter.com/#!/2011PugChair

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  130. what a great giveaway!!! I would love this!
    aprilcsimpson (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  131. It looks great! Would love to try one!

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  132. Yep, this would be great at my house too!

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  133. So cool! Its amazing the things we are able to do with computers these days!

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  134. Wow, nice, would love to have one!!

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  135. It looks awesome! I love the chore chart! ;)

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  136. What a great giveaway!!! Happy Thanksgiving!
    theweisgerbers@gmail.com

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  137. This sounds awesome I would love this!!
    radfords1@frontier.com

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  138. Awesome giveaway. Fingers crossed for me.

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