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.


  1. Cara says

    I love that I can communicate with people with my computer. Or planning my wedding has been so much easier. Emailing vendors, finding out prices before contacting, putting together spreadsheets, researching every aspect, stalking other people’s weddings at the venue, etc. etc…

  2. Azar says

    WINDOWS ME!I think the my phone is most valuable to me as a communication tool. I’m constantly texting my family and friends, and using facebook and twitter. A lot of people say that you’re “too” connected with phones these days, but I love the instant access to information and my social networks.

  3. Sarah Flickinger says

    WINDOWS ME! I constantly get lost and use my phone’s GPS multiple times per day.

  4. Eileen says

    WINDOWS ME! I love checking emails on my iPhone–it’s better than doing it on the computer!

  5. Steph says

    WINDOWS ME! I’d love to have this so I can quit using my work issued, outdated, memory lacking laptop to check up on all my favorite blogs! Especially YHL! AND, I need a new phone since I’m issued (again) an outdated Blackberry….blah!

  6. Paula says

    Windows me!
    My calendar is so improtsnt to me! I love having it at the tip of my finger. It schedules the whole family’s events.

  7. Tara says


    It may be boring, but the best thing our devices do is sync calendars! With four kids, a working (and schooling right now) mom, and an active duty submariner dad, there is NO WAY we would ever be able to accomplish anything if we couldn’t add “late night,” “soccer game,” or “girl’s night out!” to the calendar and have it sync so that we are always on the same page.

  8. Kim says

    Windows me. Love travel with a tablet. Great for downloading travel books and then not having to lug the books along. Yay!

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