Mother’s Day Giveaway- Windows 8 Phone

Jennifer, assistant at 5 Minutes for Mom, shares her thoughts about the cool Windows 8 Phones . She was provided with one to give away, but her opinions are her own.

What mother would not like a new phone for Mother’s Day? I know I would — that’s for sure! This Mother’s Day, we are teaming up with Windows to bring you a spectacular gift to present to your mom this year — a Windows 8 Phone!

Nokia Lumia 920


Built with moms in mind, Windows Phone comes equipped with a few one-of-a-kind family-friendly features built-in, including:

 Kid’s Corner: Only Windows Phone gives little ones their own space within Mom’s phone – and away from her stuff – so she can take a few worry-free minutes for herself while the kids are off playing.

  • Accessible by a simple swipe to the left
  • Filled with apps, games, music and videos you choose specifically for them
  • Keeps your mission-critical areas password protected, so you don’t have to worrying about your kid’s stumbling upon inappropriate content on the internet or racking up a huge phone bill purchasing apps and games
  • Purchasing, web browsing, and calls are disabled

 Rooms: This feature lets Mom create a private space to stay in touch with her family. Rooms lets Mom share a family calendar, group chat, upload and share photos, videos and even grocery lists via OneNote built-in.


 Camera: Equipped with an easy-to-use camera that lets you snap and share to your social networks in less than 5 seconds flat, the Nokia Lumia 920 camera offers PureView technology that takes in five times more light per picture than other smartphone cameras without the use of a flash. This camera helps Mom capture clear memories at a dark concert or at her kid’s ballet performance.

 Must-have apps for every multitasking mom:

  • AboutOne Organizer: Your one-stop family organizer that makes it easy to store notes, receipts, doctor’s contact info, and precious memories so it’s all available at your fingertips whenever you need it.
  • Pandora: Take a break from the little ones and pop on your favorite station and listen to your favorite tunes, ad free and with free unlimited monthly streaming throughout 2013 – exclusively on Windows Phone.
  • ShopSavvy: The busy mom is always a bargain hunter! Search for the best prices both online and in store with ShopSavvy. You can even pin your favorite products to your Start screen for real-time updates on the lowest prices.
  • Baby Monitor: Save the cash set aside for a baby monitor by turning your Windows Phone into one! This app allows you to keep a watchful eye on your little one via audio and video so you can set your mind at ease when you’re in the other room.
  • Fashion: Follow all your favorite fashion blogs in one place with Fashion app on Windows Phone. Stay on top of the latest fashion buzz and find your favorite looks straight off the runway.
  • Allrecipes: Getting tired of those quick and easy kid friendly meals? Find something fun and unique to make the family for dinner. Search from hundreds of recipes and pin your favorite’s right on your Start Screen. It’s the easiest way to stay organized in the kitchen!
  • Chase Mobile: Managing the finances can be difficult, but now with Chase Mobile you can keep track of your spending, pay bills, transfer money and deposit checks directly on your Windows Phone.
  • Delta: Facing the ins and outs of travel, need a girls weekend or pre-planning your summer vacation with the family, Delta can help provide you with all the latest up-to-date flight information to keep you on track.
  • MyFitnessPal: Lose weight with MyFitnessPal, the fastest and easiest calorie counter available on Windows Phone. With the largest food database of any calorie counter and amazingly fast food and exercise entry, you’ll be summer ready in no time!

Windows Phones are available in a variety of colors (red, yellow, blue, cyan, white and black) and styles on all major carriers starting at just $49 at Microsoft retail store near you or online at

Enter to win

One lucky reader is going to get their choice of one of the Windows 8 Phones shown above on their cell carrier. Use the Rafflecopter form to enter this giveaway. New to Rafflecopter? Watch this 45-second video on how to enter!

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So — which phone would you choose?


  1. Cindi says

    My phone is so antiquated, that I am not sure what wonderful
    new phone, I would choose…
    I believe that our carrier is AT & T.
    Thanks, Cindi

  2. says

    I would choose the Nokia Lumia 920. I use a regional carrier for my cell phone, if I have to choose a major carrier, I would use Verizon.

  3. Katherine says

    I am a Verizon Customer and right now I don’t have my own (husband and I share) so I would be ecstatic with any one

  4. Holly Messana says

    I would choose the Nokia. I would use Virgin. Currently I am with Solo Mobile and my phone is basically an antique……

  5. JC says

    I honestly can’t decide which phone I’d choose. I am still on blackberry and could definitely use an upgrade so people aren’t making fun of my phone all the time! I’d have to go play with all of them to see which I like best :)

  6. Kathryn says

    either is perfect as my current phone is ancient. I would love the Nokia Lumia 920 as I have a soft spot for Nokias.
    My carrier is Rogers but I’m so willing to leave

  7. Katherine Donovan says

    I would choose the Nokia Lumia. I love that it has a special area for children. My grandson is always playing games on my phone. :)
    Sprint is my carrier

  8. Laura Jacobson says

    Oh either would be so wonderful for me! I do not have a cellphone, other than an old pay as you go. I would need to get service, so I could go with any provider.

  9. sarah sar says

    this is a difficult decision but i would pick the Nokia Lumia 920. my provider is Virgin Mobile

  10. Wayne Lecoy says

    Please enter me in your giveaway.
    It would be great to win my choice of one of the Windows 8 Phones.
    In response to your questions of
    Which phone would you choose and what is your cell carrier?
    I would choose the Nokia Lumia 920 and i don’t have a cell carrier
    because i don’t own a cell phone.
    Thank you for having this giveaway!!!!!!!

  11. D SCHMIDT says

    They are both amazing but I think I would pick Nokia Lumia 920 and the cell phone carrier would be AT&T

  12. Abby Kraynick says

    I would LOVE to have either phone, But I would pick the HTC & I have AT&T as my carrier

  13. Josephine D says

    I would choose the Nokia Lumia phone–it looks like it would be a great, easy to use phone. My carrier is AT&T but I don’t have a contract.

  14. meegan whitford says

    the htc 8x and cell carrier would be whoever has the best rate I currently use straight talk so its prepaid

  15. Candace Butler says

    Either one would be fine but I guess the HTC I have Verizon so whatever works with that carrier. My phone terrible I HATE it and want to run over it on a daily basis so a new phone would be GREAT!!

  16. says

    I’d pick the Nokia 920. I currently run on on the 800 version of the Lumia – it is a wonderful phone! I use T Mobile, great service, $30 a month for unlimited inter-webbies and texting!

  17. says

    I am entering this to give to my sister (if I win) because I don’t have a cell phone company. We live too far out in the country to get service, so we buy a month’s worth of minutes when we have to travel so we have a cell to take with us. She has Verizon, and I do’t know phones that well, but this one Windows Phone 8X by HTC looks nice

  18. Heather Boehmer says

    I think I would like HTC 8X and I currently have Sprint, but am willing to change to another carrier as my contract is up and I am looking for a better deal!

  19. says

    I would choose the Nokia Lumia as of right now I embarrassed to admit I dont have a cell phone :( My hubby has a pay as you go phone not sure who the carrier is ………… I need a cell phone!!

  20. says

    probably the Nokia and we have Verizon. Although I’m NOT very happy with them right now and I have been with them for 10+ years.

  21. Karla Sceviour says

    I would chose the htx 8x,,and this would be great because I dont own a cell for myself,,but my son and hubby do,they have Telus and Bell!

  22. G says

    My carrier is tmobile. I like both of them and would absolutely love to win a great new phone like this for me. My hubby and step daughter have fancy smancy phones and somehow I’m still using an old style flip phone. I don’t know why I have not upgraded my phone but they have both gone through several since I got this one! Lol. This would be a wonderful mothers day present for me! I’m not 100% sure at the moment which I’d choose, I would have to ask my hubby about them! I like both. Thanks for the chance to win!

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