Merry Christmas From 5 Minutes for Mom and Skype

Christmas can be difficult if you’re away from your family and friends.

My husband’s entire family lives in Italy and while he misses them everyday of the year, holidays sting more.

But earlier this year, Rob’s parents finally got Internet access at their home and the first thing his brother did was set up a webcam and Skype for them.

For Nonno and Nonna, seeing and hearing their little granddaughters through the computer is priceless.

Every Saturday morning, we call Italy computer to computer through Skype. Julia loves to show off her toys to her little cousin Emily and say “Ciao” to all her aunts and uncles. It means so much to us that Julia can still be seeing her family in Italy every week and really knowing who they are. She constantly talks about Nonno and Nonna and her memories of being there on their farm stay fresher when she can see and talk to them regularly.

Skype is bringing families together and they want to help you stay connected with friends and family over the holidays.

So as a special holiday hardware giveaway, two of you will receive a Skype Certified Logitech QuickCam Pro 9000 webcam.

If you’d like to win one of these two Skype Certified Logitech QuickCam Pro 9000 webcams leave us a comment and tell us if you have ever used Skype before and if you win the webcam, who you’ll call first.

The folks at Skype sent us a webcam to test out, and my 3 year old Julia recorded a special message for you…

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This giveaway is open for entry from Tuesday, December 23rd, 2008 through Friday January 9th, 2009. The winners will be announced on Saturday January 10rd, 2009. This giveaway is open to both US and Canadian shipping addresses.

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Comments

  1. says

    I have never used Skype but I’ve been reading about it this week because I’m looking at ways to cut down on our long-distance phone bills. Thanks for doing the giveaway!

  2. says

    Hmmm…I’ve never used Skype but if I won, I would call my parents in TX because we are supposed to be there but due to car trouble, are having to miss the festivities with the WHOLE fam…

  3. says

    We love skype. My DH is in Iraq so Skype is the only way my 4 daughters and I communicate with him. They love to kiss daddy on the computer… my screen is always a mess these days! We’ve just bought a web cam for Gamma (DH’s mom) who lives 5 hours away from her 4 granddaughters and plan to begin skyping with her soon as well. Thanks for the great giveaway!!

  4. Jamaise says

    My hubby’s parents are from England, & have retired to Greece (Corfu). We visit every few years but inbetween, phone calls can really be impersonal. I just looked over the Skype features & it sounds like something we really should look into. I kinda can’t believe we haven’t before. It would be great for Nana to be able to see her juju boy while talking to him!

  5. says

    We do use Skype so The Bean can chat with her grandparents. She loves calling them on the computer. We do need a new webcam though. Ours is having problems lately!

  6. says

    You know what’s funny about this is that I loaded Skype on my computer many months back and have yet to figure it all out. I would love for my parents to be able to interact with my parents on the other side of the country.

    Merry Christmas to you all as well!

  7. Heidi alexander says

    OOOOH! I would love this cam I was just talking to my friends about Skyping saw it on a blog and I loved it! I have friends all over the country and this would be awesome! What a great giveaway!!!

  8. Aura says

    I have never used Skype at home, only at my parents when they speak to my uncle in south africa or cousins in Israel. My older sister and her family are moving to a different continent this summer and we were just discussing adding international calling (we use phone cards now) to our phone plan. For some reason we never thought of skype (until now). I would love to be able to keep up with my sister on a daily basis like we do now and be able to see my neices and nephews growing up. My twins are under a year and I would hate for them to grow up without “seeing” their cousins.

  9. says

    I have never used Skype before but I know just who I’d call first…my mom while holding my little boy in my lap. A drunk driver hit my mom head-on last year and she has been hundreds of miles away unable to visit very much because of all the pain she’s in and the physical therapy she’s had to undergo. It breaks her heart that she doesn’t get to visit with her one and only grandchild that much and seeing him through a webcam every day would be the next best thing!

  10. says

    I have never used Skype before and have never heard of it until today but if I won the first person I wouldd call would be my mom :)

    Merry Christmas to every one and hope that everyone who reads this has a HAPPY and HEALTHY NEW YEAR :)

  11. Jill H. says

    Haven’t used Skype, but the first call would probably be to daddy while he’s traveling for work.

  12. Sheree Warner says

    I have never used a Skype, or any webcam. If I won the first person I would call would be my son who is in California, with no family. I just talked to him and he won’t be in TN for Christmas, but I want to see him so badly!

  13. says

    Oh, I’ve been wanting this SO bad! I’ve never used Skype before, but I’d call all of our family members all over the place! We rarely get to see everyone because everyone is so scattered all around the US..this would be a great device to keep us connected! :)

    ncpnkr@aol.com

  14. Michelle Jadaa says

    We love skype.Last weekend i called England from canada ,first my mum then my grandmother then my aunt and in total it cost me aprox $3.50!!!

  15. t.c. bakalla says

    My daughter has a skype phone and talks to family overseas all the time. And the nice thing is i never see any long distance charges like i had before with her sister.

  16. Carol says

    I would call my parents, I have never used Skype before but know of a friend that does and he loves using it.

  17. says

    I’ve never used skype before but think it would be easy even for my low-tech parents. The web cam would great to give to the them so they can see/talk to the kids. They only get to see the kids in person 1-2 times a year.

  18. says

    My children have wanted to use Skype to communicate withtheir friends in GReat Britain. Maybe now is the time for them to start.

  19. says

    We use Skype all the time, especially since we’re living in Brazil. It’s so wonderful to be able to keep in touch with family and friends….but my parents need a better camera, so this would be perfect!!!! My son Camden would definitely call Papa and Gamma!

  20. amy ormsby says

    I’ve never used Skype, but if I win- I would love to call my brother who lives in Florida. I live in Ohio and don’t ever get to see him.

  21. says

    I tweeted…and I’m an RSS subscriber! My son uses Skype; my friends and their four grown children and their families all stay in touch via Skype, and with a new grandson on the way (March) in a far-off state, I’d love to Skype, too!

  22. BRMcD says

    I’ve used Skype to speak to my brother-in-law in Austria. He’s probably the first I’d call if I won.

  23. says

    Well, I can’t compete with ITALY (LOL) but I’m on the opposite side of the state from my mom and I’m her only child so the Vikings are her only grandbabies. She would be THRILLED to no end if we could hook her up like you did for your family overseas!

  24. ellen cunningham says

    We have never used skype before but I’d like to give it a shot. If we won the cam we would probably call my husband’s grandmother since we have not seen her in a while. Thanks for the chance.

  25. Jenn S. says

    I have not used Skype before but was just talking to someone who has used it and loves it. I would call my dad first. :)

  26. says

    Cute video!

    I have Skype installed on my computer and have only used it once for business. I would probably use the web cam with my dad and mom.

  27. Michael Capp says

    I have no used Skype, but the webcam would be convenient for my kids talking to their Mother in Hawaii.

  28. Gary Kennedy says

    Never used Skype before. I would call mamaw if she’s figured out how to use hers yet.

    Merry Christmas!

  29. Erin Walsh says

    I’ve never used Skype before. We would probably try calling David’s friend in England first for their yearly gabfest.

    Thanks!

  30. Kat R says

    I have never used Skype before but if I won we would call the in-laws as I have yet to meet my husbands family up close and personal the three thousand miles between us puts a bind on us!

  31. says

    My husband has skyped and tried to tell me about it, but I don’t have a webcam to do it. We would probably skype with our child’s grandparents since none of our family lives close-by.

  32. says

    My husband is from England and he also misses his family much. He has been using Skype to call them at deeply discounted rates for about a year. It would be so great to have a webcam to “enhance” our calls a little… especially with a new baby on the way in Feb. It would be great for them to see her “live” rather than in still pictures.

    commentsweeps [at] gmail [dot] com

  33. says

    This would be awsome. I never have been able to use Skype as i dont have a webcam but i would love to use it. We have family all over the east coast but mainly we woul dlove to use it with my Aunts and Grandma in FLorida who only get to see my boys once a year. I know my 85yo grandma would love to see her babies everyday instead of once a year.

  34. Jessica Maurer says

    I currently use Skype to speak with my hubby who is stationed in Iraq. If I won I would call him first.

  35. says

    i have never had the opportunity to use skype. but i know that i would love it and i would use it to talk to my friend that is on missions in Africa! thanks for the opportunity!

  36. Christine Groce says

    My daughters and I use Skype all the time. My sister is the only one who doesn’t have a webcam yet and I would gift her this one if I win. Please count me in. Thanks!

  37. Barbara says

    Have never used it before would call my sister in Wisconsin and after my daughter goes back to college would use it to call her.

  38. Ann Fantom says

    I have never used Skype before. If I won this, we would set it up so my daughter could talk to her Nana and Pap in another state

  39. BogiesMom says

    I’ve never used Skype. My sister recently moved across the country from me. She is my only living relative, and I would LOVE to surprise her with a Skype call from me!

  40. AmandaK says

    I’ve only used Skype once, and that was for my cousin who is in Iraq. So, if I were to win the webcam, that’s who I would call. He would love to hear his family’s voice again!

    orchestratenoise0726[at]yahoo[dot]com

  41. Amanda R. says

    I have not used one of these, but the first person I would call would be my cousins in Utah, they just had a new baby boy and this would be a great way to be able to “meet” him(we live in WA). Thanks!

  42. Jenny says

    I use Skype currently, and love it! I do not have a webcam, but would use it to call my Sister-in-Law and brother that live in another state. Thanks!

  43. says

    I would have our little boy call his little cousin who lives in a different country. They have not seen each other since the summer and we don’t want them to forget about each other.

  44. karen c. says

    I love Skype! I chat with my sister all the time on it and it’s really helped strengthen our relationship.

    I’d love to win the camera for my brother-in-law though. He’s in the midst of a divorce and this would save him a lot in traveling so his son can still see his mommy.

  45. says

    OH, this is super exciting! I have never used Skype, but I have heard all about it and am eager to get on the bandwagon. Last year we moved from Oregon to Texas, and we have been missing our family *desperately*. My son was only 3 months old at the time, and some either haven’t met him at all, or haven’t seen him since he was tiny! I know for sure I would call my mom in California first. I hope I win!

  46. Robyn says

    I have never used Skype but have heard alot about it. If I were to win the first person I would get ahold of is my mom. I would want to share an amazing moment with the most amazing person and that would be her

  47. pammyb says

    I have used it before and would use it again – I have a son who lives in England — THANKS!!!!

  48. Reva Skie says

    I have not used Skype but I have used Yahoo’s online phone. I would web chat my friend who lives in Seattle with the camera.

  49. stephen meyer says

    I have never used skype before but if i won i would definantly use it to call my wife in iraq. she hasn’t seen our baby since he’s been 8 weeks old. its been more than a year.

  50. stephen meyer says

    I have never used skype before but if i won i would definantly use it to call my wife in iraq. she hasn’t seen our baby since he’s been 8 weeks old. its been more than a year

  51. Anne says

    If I won this, the first person I would call would be my cousin Victoria, who lives in a castle in Scotland and then I’d call my Auntie who lives on the Isle of Mann!

    I’ve not ever used Skype before!

    Thanks so much!

  52. Doris says

    I have SKYPE and it’s really easy and affordable to use. I would use the webcam to call my relatives in Virginia. I haven’t seen them in quite a while. Thanks!!!!!!!!

  53. amandasue says

    Your daughter is so adorable. I’d use this to communicate with my family in russia! I’ve never tried skype but I’ve heard its nice. Thanks for entering me.

  54. Janice Ford says

    I have never used Skype. I see Oprah has people “Skype” in…perhaps, I will get to “skype” with Oprah (LOL). Actually, I would like to skype with my sister who lives 600 miles away. Thank you.

  55. Daphne says

    My brother called (the conventional way) this morning from Dubai. He had just heard about Skype and so told me about it. I am SO excited! My brother wants me to sign my Dad up for Skype so we can connect more often. Mom passed away last April, and the family (5 brothers spread all over the place: China, Saudi Arabia, Oregon) are doing our best to keep in touch with Dad and make sure he knows he is LOVED! Skype would be just the ticket. The first person I’d call is … I’d have Dad by my side and WE’D call my brother in Dubai!

  56. Catherine copeland says

    I have used skype a few times but hubby just loves it. we will probably be using it more soon because my son will soon be leaving for iraq. this wil allow us to keep in touch with him more.

  57. Denise M says

    I would call my son Jonathan first! He is just 18 and a long way away from his mom! I miss him so much and wish he were here tonight for Christmas.

  58. Roxanne says

    I haven’t tried Skype yet, but heard great things. The first thing I would do is call my daugther so I could talk to my granddaughter

  59. sue ursel says

    I have never used a webcam before but I would love to own one so I could see my little 3yr old grandson who is in Cambridge Bay Nunavut for a yr

  60. Kendra says

    have not really used before, but know alot of ppl that have, I would call my best friend in Indiana !
    thanks for the opp

  61. Don Amos says

    I havent tried skype but it would be a great way to see and talk with my nephew who moved to Mexico and their baby who is on the way

  62. amber says

    I havent tried Skype, but I’ve really been wanting too. I could talk to my best friend who lives out of the country right now. Thanks!! Happy holidays!

  63. Carol Harrity says

    I must be living a very sheltered life….there are so many products that I never knew existed and the accronyms on the internet leave me wondering.
    If I win we’ll call my sister in California. her uterine cancer is back and we need to be in touch with each other.

  64. Heather says

    I use voice Skype all the time for work, but haven’t tried the video. It would be great for keeping up with my brother on the other side of the country.

  65. Tamara Henry says

    i’ve never used skype—but i’m willing to learn! the first person i would call is our daughter Mollie who lives in Las Vegas. she’s in the air force and we don’t get to see her NEAR as much as we’d like!

  66. Jennifer Short says

    Yes, I’ve used skype.Didn’t work so well when I called a friend in Utah, but when friends called me from Russia, it worked really well.

    I’d call my friends in Russia if I won. :0

  67. Amy L says

    I’ve never used a webcam, Skype or any other brand. I would call my son who lives in MA (we are in Ohio)

  68. Mary B says

    Sadly I’ve never used Skype, but if I got the one in a million in chance to actually win this, I’d call my Dad first. I haven’t seen him in several years. We only talk on the phone once or twice a year, so this would be a great treat for my sons and myself

  69. John OBrien says

    I’ve never tried it but know people who use it happily, and we’d use it to call my wife’s sister in Belgium.

  70. JoanK says

    I don’t have it and have not tried it. But… would call my grown up grandkids to show them I am ‘with it’.

  71. Shane says

    I have never used Skype before, but if I won I could phone up one of my best friends way west in Calgary!

  72. Christine burd says

    Yes , I have used skype to call my brother in Scotland. I would make my first call to my daughter at the University of Hawaii.

  73. Kimberly B says

    I don’t have one. I would call my brother who is in the Airforce and is in Germany for the moment. It would be nice to see his face and his family too.
    Thanx for the contest.

  74. TiffanyO says

    I use Skype, but I don’t have a webcam. I’d call my niece who lives on the other side of the country first!

  75. Vanessa C. says

    I haven’t personally used Skype before by my sister does all the time and loves it! She is a FA and often goes overseas and it is the only way we can stay in touch! Thanks for the giveaway & Merry Christmas!

  76. Vanessa C. says

    I am a subscriber…oh and I would definitely call her first! She is in Kuwait today and Germany tomorrow and I miss her. :(

  77. G Smith says

    I’m already subscribed to your email list.
    I’ve never used Skype before, but if I win I will use it to call my cousin in New Brunswick.

  78. Zoly says

    I have never used Skype. I would call my Army buddy in Toronto. We were together in Germany in 1957, and still keep in touch.

  79. Frances Carty says

    I used Skype for the first time last night, Christmas eve at my uncle’s house. We spoke to my cousin.

    First one I would call would be my nephew.

  80. Dinah says

    I do use Skype to keep in touch with a friend in Montreal who also has a webcam, and I have been putting off getting one myself so this contest is very timely ! Thanks !

  81. VickieA says

    I have never used Skype, if I won, the first person I would call would be my 5 year old grandson, Myles and see what all he got from Santa!

  82. Barbara says

    I’ve not used Skype. If I won I’d first call my best friend from high school in Montana. Thanks!

    oinkmoobaa (at) yahoo (.) com

  83. Les says

    I haven’t used it since we don’t get high-speed internet service until next month. I have a friend I would like to try it with…

  84. Stanford Axel says

    “have ever used Skype before and if you win the webcam, who you’ll call first.”

    No, my Texas daughter who has a webcam.

  85. Cathie says

    I have never used the Skype before but I’d love to win it and I’d call my sister in Idaho first.

  86. Diana says

    I have never used skype, but it sounds great. I would first try to call my friends that live in England and also my friends in other states. Thanks!

  87. Kim says

    I’ve never used Skype before, but it looks great! I would call my best friend who lives in another state. Thanks for the terrific giveaway!

  88. John Stetson says

    Although I’ve never used Skype, I’d would like to call my family in MA a lot more often

  89. Susie says

    I was introduced to Skype this year by a friend and now I use it daily to grow my relationship with him even though he lives on the other side of the country from me (I live in AB and he lives in NS, Canada). The first person I’d contact if I won this new webcam would be Heath. We use Skype almost every day to speak about how our day went, listen to music together and even play games. I have been introduced to his mother via Skype and I am looking forward to my parents meeting him via Skype as well (a new webcam would enable them to do that). I am hoping to travel to spend some time with Heath in 2009. Using Skype together is definitely the next best thing to being there in person.

  90. says

    wow i love to well try and win this and well i have both rss feed and by e-mal for news letter and i love to win this it would be so grate please enter me in thanks

  91. Andreah says

    I have never used Skype. I would call my mother first if I won because my children have been bugging me to get a webcam so they can talk to her through the net since she lives 4 hours away.

  92. says

    Oh what a great giveaway!! I haven’t used Skype yet, but can’t wait to try it out. We have lots of friends that live all over the country… and I travel alot. So I’d probably talk to my little girl first while on one of my business trips. :)

    :)
    ~Tabitha~

    freshmommyblog.com

  93. sarah says

    i have never used skype but i know many people who use it. i think i’m tempted to sign up and if i won, i’d call my dad who lives overseas!

  94. says

    Yes, I have used Skype and actually own a skype phone and sent one to Guatemala for hubbys relatives… they don’t have high speed internet yet but they have a computer coming so we will be able to talk via Skype for free soon enough. The first people we’d call would be hubby’s mom and dad in Guatemala.

  95. Jack Davis says

    I have never used SKYPE but I like the idea of saving money. It would be great to see what it is all about and how much you can save

  96. says

    I have used Skype, but I don’t have a webcam. My daughter is living over seas and keeps begging me to buy a webcam. She and I can type to each other on Skype and I can even see her, but she can’t see me. Ok…crossing fingers on this one.

  97. Malaika says

    Yes, we use SkyPe but have no web cam. The first web cam call we´d make would be to my husband´s family in South America.

  98. says

    I have never used Skype before. If I win I’ll call my relatives in Washington and let the kids talk and show off! Thanks for the giveaway and Merry Christmas. (PS – I love your office cabinetry!)

    Homemaker Barbi (Danelle Ice)

  99. david basile says

    i have been getting the invitations from freinds to join skype i am thinking it is the next step

  100. Brenda says

    I’m a subscriber. Thanks for the giveaway. Never used before but I would love to have to let mom with alzheimers talk to her son in another state. Thanks.

  101. says

    I signed up for Skype with the intention of using it to keep in touch with my family who is in another state, but I never bought the equipment! So to win this giveaway would be great! Thanks so much!

  102. says

    I currently use Skype for work, it’s great! I work a PT job for a call center, all of us working virtually can log on and chat while doing the phones in our home.

    I love the idea of having a video chat with a grandparent. We have grandma in CA that is not mobile and has never met her 4y/o and 18mo grandchildren. I know she would love to see them!

  103. Cindi says

    Hi, Our family of four would get a lot of use out of this “Skype Webcam!” Please enter my name in your delightful drawing. Many thanks…..Cindi

  104. Cindi says

    We have never used Skype, but I would call my son who is away at college very first! I am subscribed to your feed via my Yahoo Reader Page. Thanks, Cindi

  105. says

    I have not used Skype before, but would love the chance to be able to have my mom talk with her grandsons through the computer! She is getting really comfortable with her computer and email, but missing the face to face time with the boys. What an awesome giveaway!

  106. Jonathan S says

    If I won the Quickcam Pro 9000 (I previously owned the quickcam pro 4000) i would cam with my brother in Japan… the quality of my webcam sucks now and i miss my brother.

    i have used skype with other people in the past, but i really need a logitech upgrade…

  107. Terra Heck says

    Not sure if my first post went through. I’ve never used Skype. I’d use it to talk with my sister who I do not see very often.

  108. becky fitzpatrick says

    I have never used Skype before, but I would use it to call my aunt in CA who has never met my little girl before

  109. susan says

    I’ve never used Skype however we would use it to call our all grandma’s, grandpa, and great grandma who live on another island. thanks!

  110. Sarah says

    i’ve never used skype before, if I win the webcam i’ll call my uncle! i only get to see him once every couple years!

  111. Susan K says

    I used Skype about 5 years ago but the friend who used it stopped. I know I could do a lot more with it. If I won I would delve deeper – and call my friends in Sweden. The first call would be for my daughter to call her grandmother there.

  112. Shaymaa says

    I never used Skype before but my family told me to join recently. The first person i’d contact would be my cousin in Egypt to see her new baby.

  113. christin says

    i have never used skype before, but if we did the first call would be to my sister who goes to school in CO…my kids REALLY miss her when she’s gone and they would love this! thanks!

  114. says

    I’ve never used it. I would call my father in NC and introduce my daughter to him b/c they’ve never met. It would be just so amazing!

  115. Melanie Lee says

    This would be so cool. I would give one to my sister who is 300 miles away from me. That way we could communicate for very little money. Thanks!

  116. Alecia Gibson says

    I have never used Skype before but if I won, I would call my mom first.

    agsweeps (at) hotmail (dot) com

  117. says

    I’ve never used Skype before but it sounds really interesting. I love the video with your daughter! I live far away from all my family so I’d probably call my Mom first and then my sister. Thanks!

  118. Katharine says

    I have never tried it nut I would love too! I would call my parents so they could talk to and see the grandkids!

  119. says

    I so neeeeed this webcam! I haven’t used Skype, as I don’t have a webcam, but I would definitely use it for business and to keep in touch with my family in New Mexico and Oregon. My son will be moving to Denver soon as well!

    Thank You!

  120. Chris says

    Yes, I use Skype. My best friend and I live over 800 miles apart (in different countries) and we haven’t seen each other in years. The webcam view is nice and large and the sound is clear. I would really love to win this prize as my ancient cam is in serious need of replacing.

  121. Lauren S says

    I have never used Skype, but have heard about it. I would call my best friend who lives across the country. We don’t get to talk too much these days.

  122. denice p says

    i’ve never used skype. and the first person i’d call would be my mom on her computer. thank you 1

  123. Emily Gareis says

    Just launched a website for my biz – I have never used SKYPE but look forward to in the near future! The camera would be awesome for uTube videos for my new site launch after the first of the year!

  124. says

    This giveaway has us in mind . . . we are in the same position as you – my entire family lives in Africa and its awful having my daughter grow up not knowing her grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins and so on. My sister just got skype and she has been begging me to get hooked up, this would be so perfect! I’ve never used skype, but the first person I’d call would be my sister – I know there’d be a line a mile long at her house with family waiting to chat to us!

  125. Annalisa Kraft-Linder says

    I would call my best friend in Cicinnati, Michelle, who already uses Skype and has been hinting for me to use it.

  126. Celeste says

    We use Skype to talk to my SIL and her husband and sons who live on the other side of the country–they’re who I’d call first with a new camera.

  127. sally wess says

    i have not used skype before, but we were just talking about getting webcams. my daughters live in new mexico and i live in pa. i have a grandaughter that is almost 3 and i have not been able to see her except for pictures in over a year. we realized i can watch her grow as wll as keep up with the girls with this. what a great prize.!

  128. Andrea says

    I’ve used Skype twice before. My grandparents received webcams for Christmas so that they can call my parents. If I win this I’ll be calling them first :-)

  129. Cynthia Shern says

    Skype is a foriegn language to me. But, If I won I really would love to talk to my Nephew in the Airforce and his family over in England.

  130. nancy says

    I’ve used Skype and would use the webcam for our little one to talk to her grandparents, both far away!

  131. keith reardon says

    i have never used skype before, but if i win i would use it to connect with my brother who lives in Sweden

  132. Danielle says

    I’ve used Skype before, but I’d love to give this to my friends to use to keep in contact after they leave!

  133. Audrey says

    I’ve never used Skype but would love to have it. I live 800 miles from my family so I’d give 1 to my mom so we could feel like we are chatting in person ‘almost’…

  134. Kristie says

    I haven’s used Skype yet. I have an acct but haven’t had the chance to use it. I would call my mom first.

  135. bina edwards says

    i’d tell my baby sis if i won and prob give it to her so that i can see my neice who is gonna be 2 in march…my sis posts lotsa still pics on facebook, but it would be nice to see moving pics

  136. gala says

    I have never used Skype but I’ve heard about it because I’m looking at ways to cut down on our long-distance phone bills. I would like to call my parents who is abroad now

  137. says

    I used Skype just this Christmas to talk to some relatives across the country. They were amazed by the experience. I’m away from my mother, so if I won this, I’d send it to her and set her up to talk to me face-to-face.

  138. says

    I’ve never used Skype before but my mother in law has family in England that we’d love to communicate with more so we would probably get it set up with the younger crowd over there so we could communicate with them! My mother in law would be amazed.

  139. Sue R says

    I’ve never used Skype but have seen it on Oprah. Looks like it would be a lot of fun to be able to connect with friends and family. I’d call my girlfriend Karen in Rhode Island. We’ve been friends since 1965 and i’ve only seen her about 5 times since that time.

    Thanks for offering this contest! suzila@gmail.com

  140. Carla says

    I’ve never used Skype but if I had it I would use it to communicate with my family in Vancouver and the Philippines.

    plur268 at yahoo dot com

  141. cathy b says

    I do use skype on a daily basis. It’s incredible.. The service was much better in the early days before so many discovered it. Now the background noise is very loud, I was told due to so many users…. over 11,000,000 on christmas! AND you do lose calls after talking more than 20 mins usually. They offer several plans, pc to pc free and then you can pay as little as $3 monthly to call landlines and cell phones from your pc. My friends wish I had a better webcam tho which would make it so much nicer when calling friends and family far away. I didn’t have one at all for years… I have used skyped for a couple years now… so finally got an inexpensive one but it doesnt work that well. and doesn’t adjust or angle at all. It would be great to win this webcam…
    cathy b
    project hope 7 at g mail dot com

  142. Sam Eskenazi says

    I have used Skype to talk to family and friends overseas. I will use the webcam to have my daughter talk to and look at her grandma.

  143. Sandra F. says

    i have never used Skype before, but have heard really great things about it. we would definitely use this to keep in touch with Papou, Yaya and all our other relatives in Greece. thanks so much for this awesome giveaway!!!!!

  144. Sarah says

    I used Skype in the spring of 2006 when I was living in an apt. with no phone. If I win, I’m going to call Anne, my cousin’s wife, in Cleveland.

  145. says

    I haven’t used Skype, but now some who do. I think I would probably call my mother-in-law!

    I’ve got the “5 Minutes” button on my sidebar, too, so add another entry, please.

  146. says

    I have never used Skype since I don’t have a webcam! The first people we would “call” would be my parents so the kids can talk to Grandma and Grandpa face to face. Thanks for the great giveaway!

  147. Abby says

    I’ve downloaded but not installed Skype because I don’t know enough about getting the best webcam for the lowest price.

    Who would I call? My best friend, Filio, a reporter for Hellenic Broadcasting, who’s been spending every Athens day up to her lungs in tear gas.

  148. michelle maddock says

    I have never used before got me interested now probably use it with relatives in Florida.

  149. says

    I would love to win a webcam! I’ve never used skype, but I’d love to! :)

    My brother in law and his family just got a webcam for Christmas. He’s called us 10 times (or more) wanting to video chat, but we don’t have the capabilities. They have a 3 month old baby who we’ve never met. We’d love to “meet” Luke over webcam. So, they are the first ones we’d call. They live in Ohio and we’re in California.

  150. says

    We used Skype while in China this past September 20008 while adopting our new daughter. It was wonderful to talk to family and share our new daughter with them. I will give the webcam to my mom so that we can continue to Skype; so she can see her granddaughter! Thank you!

    Alyzabeth’s Mommy for Fourteen Weeks!
    LID 01/27/06
    Forever Family Day 09/16/08

  151. Deirdre says

    I have never used skype and we have tried to do webcams with my inlaws in Ireland but ours is broken (no sound) and since we just left the inlaws we should really get our act together and keep on it since my 3.5 yr old on the plane was already missing Nannie and her bff/cousin Katie! So I would skype my brother in law

  152. Linda Little says

    I presently subscribe to Skype and if I won I would call my children and grandchildren in New Brunswick and British Columbia.

  153. says

    I’ve never used Skype but we have chatted via webcam before. We’d use this camera to keep in touch with grandparents and cousins who live 5 hours away, my brother and wife who are 14+ hours away, and my hubby’s sister and kids who are only home for a brief two weeks from the DR!

  154. Alissa says

    No, I’ve never used Sykpe, but I heard a lot about it and would be eager to try it. I’d love to own a webcam and would talk to my cousins with it!

    lilacflowers180 AT yahoo DOT com

  155. Dawn Sittler says

    I use Skype to talk to my mom who lives in Australia. A new camera would be good, I have a cheap little thing.

  156. says

    I’d love the Webcam. I’ve signed up for Skype but haven’t used it yet. (Need a webcam :) ). I’d call my family in Montana.

  157. Shelly Miller says

    my mother has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, this would be so wonderful to keep in touch with her since we live apart, i’ve never used skype, but i hear it’s such a great way to be with your loved ones.

  158. says

    I haven’t used Skype ‘yet’. My parents who live in Australia just mentioned it on Christmas day to me so we are hoping to get it set up so that they can see more of their grandkids.

  159. Joyce Beardslee says

    We got a new lap top from our kids for a 50th anniversary gift.We just set skype up today and talked and saw our son in law in TX. HOW NEAT !!!Would be great to get this and give it to our oldest daughter so she can join too.

  160. says

    I used to use Skype to talk to my husband when he was in Iraq. Now I would use it to call my brother-in-law when he goes back to Germany(he’s home for the holidays right now.) Or my best friend who lives in Utah.

  161. says

    I have never used Skype before. I’m not sure who I would call first. We have friends that just moved to Chicago or my DH has family in Italy that have never met our children (only via pictures and email).

  162. says

    What an awesome giveaway! I have heard of Skype, but have never used it. If I won, I would call my friend in California.

    I am a subscriber and have your button in my sidebar.

  163. Sierra says

    I love Skype and I would love to use it with my in-laws so they could see the grandkids, who they only get to see about once a year…

  164. says

    I have never used Skype before, but I have used a similar program. I would let my sons call their grandparents who would get a kick out of seeing them!

  165. Debra F says

    How exciting! I’ve never used the Skype before, but I’d love to win one to call my brother and niece in Colorado. We rarely get to see them. Thanks for the great giveaway.

  166. Shelley Cameron says

    I would LOVE this! My brother in South Carolina is begging me to get a webcam so we can chat via Skype. He’s desperate to see our little daughter grow, so he’d definitely be the first person I called!

    While I have never used skype on my own computer, I have used it on my sister in law’s computer while she was visiting (again, to chat with my brother).

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  167. C. clemens says

    hi have never used it (or really heard of it), but first person i would call would be my mom or hubby.

  168. Michael R. says

    Living in Canada while my whole family lives in Denmark my parents and my brother would definitely be first on the list. We regularly use skype, but the camera I have now is of really poor quality which is really too bad.

  169. JoAnne H. says

    Yes, I have tried Skype before, and found it to be quite a useful tool. I would call my family in different parts of Saskatchewan, since we are so wide-spread, and only get to see each other about once a year.

  170. Rebecca says

    Thanks for your blog and the promotion for a webcam. I would call my cousin in Japan first, she’s a regular skype user.
    Thanks!

  171. Dawn Taylor says

    This would be great to have. My husband is in the Army and he is gone alot. This would help us stay in close contact!

  172. Debbie Criss says

    Haven’t tried it yet, but would love to call my life time friend all through school. Please enter me, thank you

  173. Aisling says

    I’ve never used a webcam, but my granddaughter and several of her college friends have them. She’s the first person I’d call.

  174. says

    I have used skype before and the first person(s) I would call are my nieces who live several states away and I miss dearly. We’re lucky to see each other once a year and this would certainly solve that!!

  175. teresa shaver says

    I would love to use skype to call my mom who lives in the UK.. it would be nice to see her.

  176. says

    I have never used Skype but have heard of it. If I win a webcam, I would call my friend, Amy. Please enter me in your giveaway. Thanks!

  177. Christine says

    I have heard of skype but have not used,would love to win this…All my family lives in NY and I live in FL…I have not seen my family in 9 years…

  178. Annette Burke says

    I am part of an online forum. All women who had babies in December 2006. We’ve all become close and some of us have even met in person. All across the US, Canada and even in Germany. I’d love to be able to Skype chat with my friends. I know a lot of them use Skype to chat with one another. I’ve not used Skype since I don’t have a webcam.
    Great giveaway, thanks! :D

  179. Jill L says

    I have used it a few times to talk to a friend. I’d use it to talk to him and my other friends. Thanks for the great contest!

  180. Melissa Goodwin says

    I need skype. I have used it for online classes and to keep in touch with friends abroad and so my daughter can “see” her family that is spread out over the country. My webcam is old though and I ducktape it to the top of my laptop and it’s pretty grainy. But…I LOVE skype, it’s revolutionary.

  181. charlie anderson says

    I would give it to my mom so she could see my kids when we talk. She moves to Fla. in the winter and my kids really miss her!

  182. Theresa C says

    Never used it yet, I would call Oprah first, that is where I always see via Skype. Sounds like an interesting device. Thanks for the contest.

  183. Stephanie Sullivan says

    I use Skype, but Vista doesn’t support my webcam!!!

    It’s so frustrating… But I love Skype!!!

  184. Stephen says

    I’ve used skype to talk with my bro in Sweden. If I won this I would talk/video my bro in Sweden.

  185. Douglas says

    have never used it but would definitely call my niece and nephew who live about 8 hours away

  186. Cynthia O says

    I’ve never used it but my husband has for a work call to Australia. If I won, the kids and I would use it to call Grandma the next state over.

  187. Jean says

    I’ve never used Skype before. If I won, I would use it to call my daughter who will be studying abroad in Italy starting later this month!

  188. Michael York says

    I have never used Skype before, but if I do win I would first cantact my sister and her son who I only see maybe once a years.

  189. Heather says

    I have never used Skype but I would talk to my sister and mother, they both live in TX, I am in MN.

  190. Sheila Pepe says

    I call my son at college on Skype every weekend. I would use the webcam when I call him!

  191. David Clark says

    I used Skype once at a friends house. Very cool! The first call would have to go to my father. He’s always saying how he wants to see my boys and interact with them more, but he lives too far away. This would be much more personal than a traditional phone call!

  192. kayleigh ann farris says

    i have never used skype, but the first person i would call would be my neice in arkansas- a long way away from my home in california.

  193. Tylecia Brown says

    If I won… I’d call my mom, I haven’t been able to see her or my little sister but 4 times in 6 years. My little sister is 6 and I’m 18 so it’d be nice to catch up.

  194. Regina says

    Never used skytype. Would call my sister, and the rest of the family on the east coast to start.

  195. Dawn Langis says

    I have never used this, but would love to try. I would call my cousins in Florida first. They have never seen all of my grandchildren,

  196. Jamie Lea says

    I’ve never used Skype but had somone in another state ask me about it the other day. I’d love to talk to old friends in SC. Thanks for the chance to win.

  197. Judy says

    My son calls us using Skype from Japan; though we don’t have a web cam, the sound quality is great!
    It would be great to see him! He would receive the first call!

  198. Delores says

    I have used skype for voice call! If i win i would call my boyfriend. I always wanted a logitech quickcam pro 9000.

  199. Amy Taylor says

    I’ve never used Skype, but I’ve heard good things about it. The first person I would call is my Grandma!!

  200. R Hicks says

    I have not used Skype but very much aware of it. May try at some point in the future

    ardy22 at earthlink.net

  201. Christine says

    I have never used it but would love to! I would have my son call his grandparents who live out of state! thanks for the chance!

  202. Hannah F. says

    I have never used skype before, but I am away at college all year and would call my mom with it!!

  203. says

    I have nevre used it before but would be more than willing to, might save me on those long distance calls, last month I spent 1500 mins on long distance…lol Have to call my buds since no one lives here

  204. Tesa S. says

    I’ve never used Skype, but I’d first call my Goddaughter in Hawaii so I can see her son. I haven’t seen him in years and from pics he is such a big boy now!

  205. Janine Brotzman says

    I haven’t used Skype yet, But I would love to call me cousins in Maryland. They haven’t seen my kids yet! I would love to win this! Thanks for the great giveaway!
    misfitmookie at gmail.com

  206. Jay French says

    I’ve used Skype for teleconferences at work, but not for videoconferencing. I’d connect to our nephew first.

  207. Matt fredritz says

    we’d love to have skype to talk to my sister, brother in law, nephew and new twins in texas

  208. Jerome Walker says

    I have used skype before. It’s the best. My last camera, i used once as a webcam and it was all right, but my camera died on me. I’d love to win this! Please send it forward, when I win! I’ll be calling everybody, but probably my sister mostly!

  209. ana gomes says

    i never used one(skye). first person i would contact is my daughter who lives down south, she is having her first baby around jan 22.

  210. Imadogg says

    I have used skype before, and if I won this, I’d call my best friend in the world who goes to school 6 hours away from me

  211. Erin Daly says

    I have never had the opportunity to use Skype but I have heard great things about it. If I win I would use it to call my mom so that my kids can talk to their grandmother who they are always missing in between visits.

  212. Tara Hill says

    One time, when a girl from church was on a mission trip, we got to talk to her Sunday morning! It was really neat! I would call my parents so they could see my son!

  213. Leigh Nichols says

    I have never used Skype before- it would be fun figuring out how to- I would call my daughter who is 500 miles away.
    I miss her :(

  214. Patricia Arvanitis says

    I have never got the chance to use Skype but have heard how great it is. I would call my mother in law in Montreal first since I am in Oklahoma!!!!

  215. Amy L says

    I think I might have used it one day. I think I’d use it to call my mom, first, we live near the base in New Mexico and we’re far from everyone. My mom could see the baby regularly – the toddler! I’d use it when Daniel goes on TDY too.

  216. Melissa H says

    I’ve used skype a couple times. If I won, I’d call my dad. He loves this kind of thing!

  217. LeesaJ says

    I used Skype quite a bit when it first came out, then the dog ate my mike and I never replaced it. I’d call my friends who are planning a wedding.

  218. Erma says

    I have never used it and if I win, I would use it to call my friends. Thanks for the chance to win.

  219. james anderson says

    i’ve never used skype before, but i have a friend from st. kitts who uses it all the time to talk his mom. i would totally give it to him as a belated christmas present.

  220. Andrea says

    I’ve never used Skype before but I know I’d be sending this little puppy straight to my daughter who is 6 hours away at college. ::cries:: I miss her so much and I’d love to see her cute face and her notorious rolling of the eyes :)!!

  221. Sara M says

    This is is great prize! Skype is fantastic. My husband travels for work and we use it all of the time without a camera. I would use it to call him first! Thanks!

  222. Roseann Kies says

    I’d love to use it to talk to my brother in Michigan. I’d call my mother first about winning it. Thanks for the contest.

  223. Barbara Fox says

    Seems like I used it a long time ago but I’m not positive. What I am positive about is that I’d use Skype to call my grandaughter first!!

  224. Heather Sebastian says

    No I’ve never used Skype, but would LOVE to! I would call my best friend in NYC first!

  225. Stephanie J. says

    Hi, great giveaway! I’d say my sister so she could spread the joy of the new baby she is expecting!

  226. Kathy Emerick says

    I have never used on or even seen one before. I would call my son and grandchildren who lives 1700 miles away. Thanks for a great giveaway!

  227. Lisa C says

    I have never used Skype before, I’d love to call my sister who lives a few states away!

  228. Susan White says

    I have never used Skype before but I have heard a lot about it. The first person I would call would be one of my Internet friends.

  229. Melinda says

    I have never used it, but a good friend of mine moved to Suriname, South America, and it would be really nice to chat with her. :)

  230. Sharon Trimble says

    I have never used Skype. I would call my daughter and son-in-law in Dallas Texas.

  231. vicki andrew says

    I have never used skype but my daughter is moving to CO and it would be great to keep in touch using the computer

  232. Angel Rogers says

    I have not used Skype before but I have heard a lot about it. I place exchange student in the United States and I always let them and their host families know about Skye as it is a great way for the students to keep in touch with their natural parents in their home country. If I win it, I would love to call one of the exchange students that we hosted who lives in The Netherlands! Thank you.

  233. Geoff K says

    I have never used Skype, but I’ve seen it on Oprah’s show several times and was impressed at the clarity of the picture it gives. If I were lucky enough to win, I’d probably make my first “call” to my friend Markus in Sweden, whom I haven’t seen in several years and would love to chat with over webcam. Thanks for the chance to win!

  234. Michelle Carter says

    OHHH forgot to say the first one I would call would be my sweety who lives in Portugal

  235. K. Cleaver says

    Your little one is so cute! It’s nice meeting the face behind the person. Know what I mean? Thanks for entering me too.

    I’d set up my parents. They live 450 miles away from us and they’re older so they don’t travel much. They’d enjoy seeing their grandkids more often too.

  236. Angela Prater says

    I thought I was advanced using Vonage, so no I haven’t used Skype. But my daughters would love to use the webcam to talk to their dad.

  237. says

    Well, I’ve never had a webcam at all…but, I have looked at them on different sites. Skype is a good brand, especially the full tilt and pan. As to whom I would call…that would be you Sue…who else? I really need one of these to run my ebay sales and my blog site. It would be too kewl to win one. Being totally disabled, I have limited funds to buy anything. Thanks for the chance to win.

  238. Cassandra says

    I have used Skype. The first person I would call would be my aunt in California–she is the one that introduced me to to Skype.

  239. matt k says

    My sister when she was here from Dallas and got me hooked-up with Skype but later I had to scrub my OS. So if I got it again (with a webcam) I would call my sis.

  240. Liz S says

    I have used Skype. If I were to win this contest I’d call my sister, her husband and their 2-year-old son in Spain. They are soooo missed.

  241. Carrie Baird says

    Yes, I have used Skype before & if I won, the first person I would call would be my son who lives in Taiwan!

  242. Carole says

    I would call my friends in the Netherlands, the place I’d rather be than working. :)

    I’ve used Skype before but only the audio part.

  243. Barbara Hunt says

    I have never used Skype, but I’d love to call all my relatives in Canada….thanks for the great contest!

  244. Carole Pfliiger says

    I have never used Skype but I’ve seen it used on TV — one TV show that uses it daily is “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire”. If I was to win, I would call my son in Washington — I moved to Arizona six months ago and haven’t seen him since.

  245. Adrian Lamont says

    I have never used Skype before but if i win the webcam I would use it to contact my brother,I havn’t seen him in years.

  246. chastidy says

    I have never used it, but the first person we would call would be MawMo (grandma) my boys call her at least 5 times a day.

  247. vanessa hunter says

    I have never used Skype before, but if I won, the first person I would contact is my children’s father who is currently on active duty in Iraq.

  248. joanna smith says

    I have not used Skype before but would really like to start! If I were to win my husband and I would use Skype all the time to stay connected with both sets of our parents who both live out of state. It would be a great way for us to keep them posted on what our 3 young children are up to and also for us to stay connected with them much more effectively. Thank you for the opportunity to enter.

  249. joanna smith says

    I am subscribed via email and receive both your email updates and also you on my Google Reader and Google Homepage.

  250. Tiffany says

    I have never used Skype but it looks neat. I would use it to keep in touch with my best friend who lives in a different state.

  251. Timothy Sternberg says

    I have never used Skype but I’ve been reading about it this week because I’m looking at ways to cut down on our long-distance phone bills.

  252. Amy Griffin says

    I’d use it with my brother. He’s only in Texas, but neither of us can afford to travel, so we haven’t seen each other in over 5 years.

  253. Pat says

    Logitech makes a great webcam..I used to have one. It was great with Skype so my kids could see their grandparents in NY!!

  254. Lori H says

    I have only used Skype once at work but if I win this great webcam I would call my family in Indiana and then my friend in China.

  255. Patricia Mortimer says

    I’ve never used Skype, but it sounds like a great communication tool.I would call my sister in another state first thing

  256. Zoey says

    I have never used a webcam before . . . but I have been wanting to get one. The first person I would call is my son in Arizona.

  257. Jaylee says

    I have used Skype before, but not for a while. I should try it again, now that I have upgraded my computer. The first person I would call is my Mom, and after that, friends in France!

  258. Becky Grady says

    I haven’t used Skype, but my son uses it all the time. I would love to talk to my brother’s family over web cam. He has 5 kids and lives 1,000 miles away from me, so I don’t get to see them often.

  259. Jocelyn C. says

    Haven’t used it yet – I would call my step-grandmother in FL. She has not been well enough to travel to meet my 8 month old son.

  260. A Casson says

    I have Never used Skype before but if I win I’d call my niece probably she loves talking to me(all day on the phone):)

  261. Connie S says

    Heck, I’m too old to know what Skype is – so, I would call my son to give assistance!

  262. says

    I have never used Skype. I am sort of a Luddite when it comes to computers, so I guess I’d need help if I win this. I’d call up Grandpa Bob in Wisconsin. We don’t see him all that much!

  263. says

    Thanks for the awesome giveaway! I have never used skype before, and should i win, the first person that i would try to call with skype would be my sister in Germany.

  264. Terri B says

    Yes! We use Skype all the time. My brother just moved to Australia a few months ago. I am so grateful that I can still talk to him without going broke with long distance bills. Plus, it’s amazing to be able to SEE him on the computer… just like on the Jetson’s.
    Thanks.

  265. Carla says

    I would try to connect with my friends that are in iraq now because when I try to speak with them on yahoo it always crashes :(

  266. Renee We says

    I have never used Skype however I’d call my parents who gave us computers this past Christmas. metu18[AT]hotmail{DOT}com

  267. SharonC says

    I have discovered SKYPE this last year since I have 2 children and a grandchild who live out of state. The first person I will call if I win will be my granddaughter.

  268. Helen says

    I’ve never tried Skype before but would love to! I’d call my sister who lives in another state.

  269. Catherine KingChuparkoff says

    I think this would be fantastic for Grandmas morale in between visits to the grandkids.

  270. Tracey P says

    I haven’t ever used a Skype but would use it to call my parents. Thanks.

    traceys[at]suddenlink[dot]net

  271. melissa says

    I use skype everyday to talk to my husband who is currently working in africa..so it is hard but i still can see and hear him kiss me goodnight and say i love you..it helps alot!!

  272. Ann says

    I have never used Skype before but a friend of mine has and it is amazing. The first person I would call would be my childhood sweetheart. After 20+ years we made contact again through Facebook, we have sent pictures and talked for hours but having a webcam would just be awesome. He has a cheapy so I have seen him through black grainy black and white, I would love to blow his world and show him my pretty face.

    Thank you

  273. Evelyn says

    I have never used Skype but have heard so much about it. It sounds wonderful! I would connect with my relatives in Japan. Thanks for the fun giveaways.

  274. kathy yohanna says

    I used skype when my son lived in Australia. If I win the webcam, I will call my sister in New York.

  275. Al says

    I have never used Skype. Looks very nice. I would try to contact my friend who is traveling around the USA.

  276. Anikka says

    i haven’t every skyped but have heard great things about it. I’d call my best friend from high school first. I have seen or talked to her in years even though we email every now and then.

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