Microsoft Touch Mouse Giveaway – CAN

Anyone who has met me knows that I LOVE gadgets, always have. Usually I cannot figure out technology by myself and so I have a valued roster of friends who I call for help.

Today I’m so happy to tell you all that the kind folks at Microsoft Canada have sent me a very cool Touch Mouse to check out.

Microsoft Touch Mouse

 From the Microsoft Art of Touch website:

With this multi-touch mouse, designed exclusively for Windows® 7, all tasks become more natural, fluid, and intuitive.

multi-touch Controls

Contoured Shape

BlueTrack Technology

Plug-And-Go Nano Tranceiver

Microsoft is running a contest based on the Touch Mouse family products, Art of Touch Contest.

Microsoft’s Art of Touch Contest is running from December 5 – February 26, 2012 with winners eligible for a Microsoft prize pack each week.

To enter the sweepstakes you have to create a piece of art on the website and save it online to be eligible for the weekly prizes.

Go on over and check it out, I must say I’m quite a talented artist after visiting!!

Microsoft has also generously donated one Touch Mouse  valued at $79 for me to giveaway here to a Canadian resident!!!

It’s simple to enter, simply fill out the Rafflecopter form below, contest ends Jan 26!

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College Expenses High? Save $ by Renting Textbooks

When I went to college I was shocked at the prices of textbooks, with working 3 jobs I barely had enough to eat!

Recently I’ve come across a great company website where you can rent textbooks for a fraction of the cost.

By renting textbooks, you can save  40-90% off of bookstore prices and get free shipping both ways. When you rent the books, you can still highlight in them and you get flexible renting periods.

Campus Book Rentals also donates to Operation Smile with each textbook you rent!

Operation Smile is an international children’s medical charity that heals children’s smiles, forever changing their lives. Since 1982, Operation Smile — through the help of dedicated medical volunteers — has provided more than 2 million patient evaluations and over 200,000 free surgeries for children and young adults born with cleft lips, cleft palates and other facial deformities.

For more information about Campus Book Rentals, watch this video…

Win a Kindle Touch or $50 Gift Card to Amazon from Winter Wonderland Giveaway Event~US

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Welcome to the Winter Wonderland Giveaway Event. We have partnered up with lots of different and wonderful bloggers to bring you some fabulous prizes, just in time for the Holiday Season!

Giveaway starts December 2nd at 12:01 AM EST to December 15th at 12:01 AM EST. Giveaway winners will be announced through the Rafflecopter widget and notified by email by the end of the day on December 17th, 2011. Winners must reply to email notification within 48 hours of delivery, or a new winner will be chosen.

Participating Blogs that made these giveaways possible:

 

Pink Dandy Chatter
Outnumbered Mama
PS Mom Reviews
Pawsitive Living
Spilled Milkshake
Thrifty Divas
Indiana Coupon Savings
Social Studies Momma 
The Frugal Mom
Debs Dealz 
Mamalou’s Gems 
Magical Mouse Schoolhouse
Disney Contests and Sweepstakes
$uper $avin’ Momma 
Personalized Sketches and Sentiments
Half-Pint House Handouts
Horseshoes 
Chitown Cheapskate 
Get Outta My Head Please 
Capturing Magical Memories
Finger Click Saver
Tenuous Thoughts of Candy
Reading Teen
Sober Julie Doing Life
One Busy Moma
All In One Mom
Luv Saving Money
Jenny At Dapperhouse
My Secret Home
Black, Divorced and Virtuous
A Gal Needs…
Mommy2Nanny3Doggy1 
Sweeping The USA
Between The Lines
Mommies and Beyond
Crunchy Beach Mama
Savin’ It Up 
 Mayra’s Secret Bookcase 
The Working Writer’s Club
Counting My Kisses 
Lily’s Laundry 
Thrifty Mommas Tips 
Yummy Boy Mummy

* Winner will receive one Wi-Fi, 6″ E Ink Display Kindle Touch

 

*This giveaway is open to the US Only
*There will be 1 winner chosen to win this giveaway
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* Winner will receive one $50 gift card to use at Amazon.com


*This giveaway is open to the US Only
*There will be 1 winner chosen to win this giveaway
GIVEAWAY ENDS THURSDAY, DECEMBER 15TH AT 12:01 AM EST
GOOD LUCK!!!
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 THE WINNERS ARE:

The Kindle Touch winner is April Taylor

The Amazon GC winner is Tiffany Drew


Toshiba Tablet, thanks @ShesConnected for the challenge ~ #ToshibaTablet @ToshibaCanada

Recently I was honored by being chosen as a Brand Ambassador for Toshiba Canada thanks to ShesConnected social media network!!

My Challenge: To go to Future Shop with check out the Toshiba Tablet, and tell you all about my experience. For my convenience, I received a Toshiba Camileo camcorder to take visual stills, record footage on my shopping trip, or record a vlog after your excursion (or a combination of the three). The Camileo, valued at $139.99, is mine to keep in appreciation of my efforts.

I am obviously not an on camera Pro…ignore me directing my Hubby

 
 
Head on over to Toshiba on Facebook  where they are having a fantastic contest “Holiday Hero”, or the Toshiba Canada website
where I’m certain you will find more inclusive information to help choose the perfect gift!
 

#Blogiversary~Giveaway~Kodak Easyshare M590

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It’s Monday and from November 6 – December 7th that means a GIVEAWAY!!!!

Christmas is coming and you all know how much I love electronics so I was totally JAZZED when Kodak Canada agreed to provide me with a beautiful digital camera to celebrate my 1 Year Blogiversary!

Yes friends, I’m giving away the KODAK EASYSHARE M590 Digital Camera  ($149.95) to one very fortunate Canadian reader!

“Sharing pictures has never been easier than with the KODAK EASYSHARE M590 Digital Camera. Kodak’s Share button lets you instantly tag pictures for e-mailing, or uploading to KODAK Gallery, YouTube, FACEBOOK, FLICKR, and ORKUT sites. And the M590 is the world’s thinnest 5X optical zoom digital camera”

To participate you must be a Canadian resident.

For each entry please leave me a comment below telling me you’ve completed the step, each will become an entry. I will be using random.org to draw the winner.

Main Entry: Follow Sober Julie Doing Life on Google Friend Connect

 #2 Entry: “Like”  Sober Julie Doing Life on Facebook

#3 Entry: “Like” Kodak Gallery Canada on Facebook

#4 Entry: Follow SoberJulie on Twitter

#5 Entry: Follow @KodakGalleryCA on Twitter

#6 Entry: Subscribe to SoberJulieDoingLife via RSS

#7 Entry : Tweet and leave the link in the comments below: “#Win Kodak camera ($149) @KodakGalleryCA @SoberJulie http://www.soberjulie.com/?p=1123 {CanadaNov/28}”  (You can tweet this up to 5 times per day)

 For everything you do, please leave a comment with the link.  All entries will be verified.  This contest closes at 11:59pm EST November 28, 2011.

The winner will be selected via Random.org and will have 48 hours to respond before another entry is chosen

THE WINNER IS: Krystal – @missxkrystal

 

Wordless Wednesday – Field of beauty

This is a photo I took last year, I love the way it shows a field of possibilities.

When I take the time to see the scope of  beauty around me, I’m always amazed!

I took this photo and began playing with my new photo editing  program, Corel’s new Photo & Video X4 Ultimate Bundle.

I’m not technically inclined but I found it very simple to understand the editing functions. Here I added a blur.

Next I made the photo look like a badge by adding a raised edge and used the contour effect (not a favorite).

My final photo is lovely, I used the blur effect and changed to sepia.

The same photo edited simply has entirely different looks, in total it took me about 8 minutes to edit. Imagine what I will be able to do after some practice and forethought!

In case you didn’t notice it, I’m giving away a copy of this Corel Software to one lucky Canadian in honor of my Blogiversary Here!

Giveaway – Celebrate My 1 year Blogiversary – For a MONTH!

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On December 7th, 2010 I wrote my first blog post Initiating.

My Twitter friends really HAVE to go read it, I say “Well I’ve tried Twitter and found it boring, I’m just not the type to tweet” Oh how times change over a year, now I have the Twitter bug and you can find me @SoberJulie tweeting often to say the least!

Frankly I can’t remember exactly why or how I began to blog, this is one of the joys of short-term memory issues…everything is a surprise! Within that first post I said: “I’m slow in thought and want a space to write how I feel to help me be “REAL” in this Journey which is my life.”

That statement is true today, I seek to learn, grow, connect and be “REAL” in order to experience this journey fully.

This year has been full of experiences, speaking as a BLOGGER (I’m awarding it with caps today) I had no idea how this community of people in the blogisphere would affect me. I’ve been welcomed into this fantastic fellowship with open arms and have seen what open hearts and positive support can do. Within the blogging community I’ve experienced friends lives, births, deaths and everything in between and I’ve been learning and growing through it all!

Sober Julie Doing Life seems to have a life of its own at times, it’s brought a World of supportive people to me. I’m grateful for this and want to reflect this over the next month by celebrating with you all. I have contacted some amazing bloggers who will be guest-posting for me, I will be hosting a blogger meet up in early December and there are some fantastic companies who have blessed me with products to giveaway to my readers!!!!!

Can you tell I love a good celebration???

Is anyone fist-pumping with me here??

If you’ve read anything on Sober Julie Doing Life you’ve probably noticed that I use a lot of photos. I love to take photos and when I use them here it helps me document the memory more clearly. I have always used Corel software for editing my photos and recently I met up with reps from Corel at a blog conference.

Corel has provided me with an AMAZING gift to giveaway to one lucky reader for my Blogiversary!!

One reader will win a downloadable copy of  Corel’s new Photo & Video X4 Ultimate Bundle!!

Designed for photographers and video enthusiasts who are passionate about capturing life’s moments, Corel’s new photo and video solution brings together two award-winning software packages in one compelling bundle. The perfect complement to any HD-DSLR purchase, Corel’s new Photo & Video X4 Ultimate Bundle enables users to push their creativity to new levels and apply more advanced effects to their favorite photos and HD-videos.

Corel’s new Photo & Video X4 Ultimate Bundle brings together PaintShop Pro X4 Ultimate and VideoStudio Pro X4 Ultimate. Retail price = $149.00

To participate you must be a Canadian resident.

For each entry please leave me a comment below telling me you’ve completed the step, each will become an entry. I will be using random.org to draw the winner.

Main Entry: Follow Sober Julie Doing Life on Google Friend Connect

 #2 Entry: “Like”  Sober Julie Doing Life on Facebook

#3 Entry: “Like” Corel on Facebook

#4 Entry: Follow SoberJulie on Twitter

#5 Entry: Follow CorelSoftware on Twitter

#6 Entry : Tweet and leave the link in the comments below: #Win photo/video editing software @CorelSoftware @SoberJulie http://www.soberjulie.com/?p=1039 {Canada Nov/21}  (You can tweet this up to 5 times per day)

 For everything you do, please leave a comment with the link.  All entries will be verified.  This contest closes at 11:59pm EST November 21, 2011. Canada only.

The winner will be selected via Random.org and will have 48 hours to respond before another entry is chosen

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The WINNER is: Cindy!!!!!