Fab Freebie: Come To My Windows

***This giveaway is no longer accepting entries – see who won below!***

And this week’s lucky winner is Amy (who says she has an “unhealthy addiction to my iPhone, between email, Facebook, Pinterest etc. but I put it away for family time.”) Congrats!

Whether it’s googling around for a tutorial, answering comments on the go, or making a list of project materials on our phone, gadgets have definitely wormed their way into our DIY routine. So we thought one of you might enjoy being hooked up with over $700 worth of Microsoft’s newest Windows devices – a Surface RT and a Windows Phone. The Surface is like a tablet, laptop, and e-reader in one – and has fun features like a kickstand for watching movies and a spill-proof keyboard for, well, when your toddler watches movies. And the Windows Phone is equally kid-friendly since it allows you create a dedicated “Kid’s Corner” so they can play without accidentally deleting all of your emails.

  • PRIZE: A Microsoft Surface RT with Touch Cover and a Windows Phone (a Nokia Lumia 920 for AT&T customers, a Windows Phone 8X by HTC for others)
  • TO ENTER: Comment on this post with the words “WINDOWS ME” and tell us…
  • BONUS QUESTION: … what’s the most invaluable thing that your computer, tablet, or phone does for you? Is it the ability to check your email on the go? Do you love packing your tablet or e-reader on vacation instead of lugging a stack of books? Or would you be lost without access to Facebook?
  • PRIZE SHIPS: We always beg every vendor to ship internationally but some companies are not legally able to vend things beyond specific areas (more on that here). This giveaway is open to the United States.
  • GIVEAWAY CLOSES: Wednesday, May 8th or at 10,000 entries (whichever comes first)
  • USUAL STUFF: One entry per e-mail address is permitted. The winners will be selected using random.org and announced on Thursday as an update to this post. That’s right, come right back here on Thursday for the announcement of our winners. Good luck…
  • ***COMMENT ISSUES? If you’re trying to enter but keep getting a “duplicate comment” warning, click here to see how to solve it!

Note: We aren’t paid or perked for hosting these giveaways, we just do ‘em to thank you awesome folks for stopping in. See our Giveaway FAQ page for more info. Pics courtesy of Microsoft.


    • Lauren says

      Windows me! Must have access to my e-books after becoming a recent convert…and love having always-on access to anything I need to know. Also, need a tablet as my computer has died. ;)

    • caitlynp says

      Windows Me!!! Will love to have something portable for when I am doing research on the 4th floor and in the basement! Will make life so much easier

    • Jillynn says


      I keep in touch with my long distance friends, organize my photos (I have 2 adorable little boys, so I have an abundance of them!), and when I find spare time I read my favorite blogs and get crazy ideas from pinterest! And, my laptop is actually starting to fall apart, so winning would be amazing!

    • Sara says

      Windows me! Best thing my iPhone does is let me Skype with my sister in England!

    • Rachel says

      Windows Me! I must have all my photos, they are treasures from my travels!

    • Beverly says

      “WINDOWS ME” – I enjoy receiving and taking pictures of my family.

    • Jeff Thurgood says

      WINDOWS ME! Checking email, my fav blogs and staying informed with the latest news

    • Christie says

      WINDOWS ME!!!!
      Cannot live without keeping in touch with friends and family through text and Facebook on my phone.

    • Kerri says

      Windows me.. Must have access to emails and Skype during the day! My fiancé is a canadian forces solider and is in Afghanistan for the next nine months. Skype is way nicer than a phone call :) I like being able to show him the painting I’ve done (coral bedroom.. i told him it was more orange than pink in real life..)and our puppy Stella and how she is growing

    • suzy says

      windows me! I love to give it to my son on car rides to play games and keep him happy on the ride!

    • Lisa says

      Windows me! My must have is something I can easily take outside to enjoying reading e-books and blogs in my backyard.

  1. Amanda Miller says


    I don’t have a smart phone or tablet, but I would imagine it would make reading on the train ride to work so much easier! Even just one book takes up room in my bag that I could be using for other things, since I don’t get home from the city until late.

  2. Jamie says


    Gotta have my phone for the maps and listening to baseball games when I don’t have a radio around.

  3. Diana says

    Windows me! I love the IMDb app. It keeps me far more up to date, and helps me get the pop culture references on Community the first time around lol

  4. KLL says


    I’m a writer, so the most valuable thing my incredibly old laptop does is keep my writing safe.
    A close second is storing my photos.

  5. michelle f says


    I love the compactness of our ipad – keeps staying in touch very easy and portable! :)

  6. Allison says


    I love that I can get stuff done on the go like checking emails. This is especially important as I get my doula business up and running.

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