Win a WINDOWS LAPTOP during our Live Spreecast with Microsoft at Blissdom 2012

by Janice

Friday, February 24th 11am PT/2pm ET, Microsoft Office and Windows will be with 5 Minutes for Mom LIVE from the Microsoft booth at BLISSDOM for a Spreecast!

Microsoft WindowsWe will be chatting via web cast with you and other Windows Champion bloggers about life online as a blogger and a parent and how Windows products can help meet your needs. We will be discussing the Windows products that Microsoft is featuring at Blissdom, answering your questions, AND giving away some FABULOUS prizes to the attendees of the Spreecast, including a Windows Laptop!

As the #Blissdom tweets pepper your Twitter stream, and you find yourself wishing that you were boarding a plane and heading to Nashville too, we have some GOOD NEWS for YOU!

We are bringing some Blissdom fun LIVE from Nashville right to YOU with a very exciting Spreecast sponsored by Microsoft.

YES — during this Spreecast, we will be giving away a copy of Microsoft Office Home and Business, a World-Class HD Optics web cam, an Arc Touch Mouse, AND, Acer’s most mobile and responsive notebook ever, an Aspire S Ultrabook™ Windows PC!

Enter to Win One of These Fabulous Prizes

During the live Spreecast with Microsoft Office and Windows, we will be giving away the following prizes:


Acer Aspire S


Enjoy life on the go in an instant with the Aspire S Ultrabook™ — Acer’s most mobile and responsive notebook ever. This techno-wonder comes in an ultra-aerodynamic, super-slim design, yet delivers everything you expect from a standard-size notebook.



Microsoft Office Home and Business 2010

Microsoft Office Home and Business helps you stay connected and productive — at home, at the office, and on the road.

I can’t work without Microsoft Office on my machines! Every PC I ever use has to have Microsoft Office Home and Business on it. Love it!



Microsoft LifeCam Show

World-Class HD Optics with a glass element lens provides vibrant, rich video quality that is always focused-even in dim lighting.

I haven’t had a chance to try out this fabulous camera — but oh I want to! This ultra-thin web cam has a 2.0 megapixel sensor, a focus depth of field from 21” to 60”, video effects and a noise-cancelling Microphone. Sounds incredible!



Arc Mouse

Arc Touch Mouse’s innovative design allows for quick use and storage. Curve it comfortably to get started. Then smoothly glide your finger up or down the scroll pad. Arc Touch Mouse responds precisely to the speed of your finger movement, using Haptic feedback (light vibration that signals scrolling speed) to scan through documents or web pages as quickly—or as cautiously—as needed, entirely by feel.



How to Win…

In order to enter to win, simply join the Spreecast and winners will be chosen from the attendees section. (If you are attending Blissdom, come join us at the Microsoft booth in Cheekwood B during the live webcast.)

So JOIN US, Friday, February 24th, at 2pm Eastern/ 11am Pacific for our special Spreecast with Microsoft and Windows. You can ask questions live via chat OR choose to come on camera yourself to talk!

(Open to US and Canadian shipping addresses. Please see our terms and conditions for more contest information. This giveaway is void where prohibited.)

Please RSVP here for a reminder to join the web cast: and let me know if you have any questions before the Spreecast! Hope to see you online then!

5 Minutes for Mom’s Upcoming Spreecast:

Live With Microsoft at Blissdom 2012

Friday, February 24th, 2 pm ET/ 11 am PT

RSVP for reminder:

Feel free to spread the word! *smile* We would love it if you tweeted or Facebooked about this upcoming Spreecast.

Thanks so much! We really appreciate your support of 5 Minutes for Mom.

P.S. Leave your Microsoft Windows and Office related questions below in the comment section or tweet them to us with the #MSFTBlissdom hashtag. We want to make sure we get to your question!

Written by Janice Croze, co-founder of 5 Minutes for Mom.

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Please Note: We are Windows Champion Bloggers and Office Ambassadors. Microsoft is sponsoring this webcast. As always, our opinions are 100% our own.

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{ 28 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Rachel - A Southern Fairytale February 21, 2012 at 2:11 pm

That is so exciting and fun and generous!
Can’t wait to see you again!


2 Shelley February 21, 2012 at 3:54 pm

This is so exciting! I would love to RSVP but can’t seem to figure out how???


3 Rona February 21, 2012 at 4:00 pm

I love giveaways.


4 MyBitsandBleeps February 21, 2012 at 11:06 pm

wow! that’s a great giveaway


5 MyBitsandBleeps February 21, 2012 at 11:11 pm

I tweeted about it & commented on FB too!


6 Gifts For Mother February 22, 2012 at 5:49 am

Thanks for Sharing! That’s a great give away plan.


7 Vanessa February 24, 2012 at 4:28 am

great giveaway. thanks for the chance.


8 ellen February 24, 2012 at 4:41 am
9 Eryn February 24, 2012 at 5:03 am

Love your chats, they always put a little fun in my day.

See you there!


10 kandace ferguson February 24, 2012 at 5:15 am

can i import business leads and add notes to them and stuff on this software?
is it good for small businesses?


11 Molly Bussler February 24, 2012 at 5:19 am

Thanks for inviting thoughtful of you! I’ll try to be there @mollydo2


12 Melanie F February 24, 2012 at 8:33 am

Question for Microsoft during #Blissdom webcast:

Which processor would you suggest for a busy blogging Mom on the go, like me?
I’ve heard alot about i3, i5, i7.
Which would be the best for a Blogger?

Will be tweeting along at the webcast @FORESTofWISHES

Pretweet to spread the word:!/FORESTofWISHES/status/173033383641890816


13 katie mitchell February 24, 2012 at 8:45 am

I need a new laptop so I am definately going to be there!


14 Arlene February 24, 2012 at 8:56 am

RSVP This looks like fun! I’ll be a few minutes late…. picking my daughter up from the bus at 2:05 : )


15 Jennifer February 24, 2012 at 8:58 am

I’ll will until I have to pickup at school, sounds awesome! I need more technology;)
Tweeted it!/lifesandcastle/status/173043815593156609


16 Cathy B*****y February 24, 2012 at 9:18 am

rsvp’d.. but couldn’t find the place to get a reminder on the link you have… soo set the alarms!!! could soooooo use a new laptop! Mine has already been rebuilt once and is having major probs… Windows 7 is fighting with the old Vista even tho it was removed. making it very difficult when trying to update programs etc… Sometimes 10 mins for one page load! Looking forward to being educated on the Windows products and software~


17 @kimbozinni February 24, 2012 at 9:40 am

Im coming!! thanks for tweeting!


18 Carrie M February 24, 2012 at 11:38 am

Looking forward to the interesting webcast, see you all there


19 Kristy Jo Oberts February 24, 2012 at 11:45 am

When creating files in Word, Office, Paint, etc…is there a way to actually print off the file “icon snap shots” within each file folder? I want to be able to organize my files better within a 3 inch binder and have an “at a glance” snap shot print off of everything I create. Just trying to locate files faster and keep better track of everything. For the life of me, I can not figure out how to print this off. Under the area that I keep my documents if never allows me to print when viewing the snap shots and file names (note: I have Windows 7.) Also, will there ever be a way to view the actually file in a snap shot view instead of seeing the Microsoft Word default icon for each document that I have created? Thanks for any help in this area.


20 Jackie F February 24, 2012 at 1:43 pm

What a great opportunity! Thanks! I also tweeted:!/jbfoster4/status/173115831398563840


21 Nichole Patrick February 24, 2012 at 1:50 pm

Looking forward to it!


22 Candy Olivares February 24, 2012 at 1:53 pm

Wow! Great prizes!!!! I’ll be there!


23 Didi Matregrano February 24, 2012 at 2:43 pm
24 Robyn L February 24, 2012 at 2:49 pm
25 MyBitsandBleeps February 24, 2012 at 2:55 pm

What is the chat button on right hand side? How do you use it?


26 Sara Phillips February 24, 2012 at 2:57 pm

Is OneNote on the Android going to take up space, or can I move it to my SD card?


27 Kristy Jo Oberts February 24, 2012 at 3:08 pm

Great speed cast! Thanks for all the information and tips!


28 NIurka February 24, 2012 at 3:12 pm

I tweeted @lindalatina


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