Back to School #Giveaway: Win a Windows Laptop & Office 365 Home

We’re so thrilled to announce this awesome Back to School Giveaway from our friends at Microsoft. Thanks to the Windows and Office teams, one of you will win a new Windows Laptop & a year subscription to Office 365 Home.

Back to School Giveaway Event

What’s better than a laptop?

>>> A laptop that transforms into a tablet!!!

ASUS Laptop & Tablet in One

The Asus Transformer Book T100 is a 10.1-inch ULTRAportable device with detachable HD display than can be used as a Windows 8.1 tablet or a laptop. Microsoft Office Home and Student 2013 comes pre-installed. With battery power that can last up to 11 hours. Energy efficiency and multi-tasking performance at it’s finest.

And the Asus Transformer Book T100 comes with OneNote.

Have you used OneNote? We’ve posted before about how awesome it is…

OneNote lets you collect all you the info you need, all in one spot. OneNote is available for Mac, PC, phone, & tablet.

Why use OneNote? Here are some great reasons why:

  • Notes without limits. OneNote allows you to upload up to 7GB of content to OneDrive for FREE, anytime.
  • Work better together. Get things done with family, classmates, & colleagues. OneNote offers simultaneous co-authoring for free without loosing changes, and changes made by others are highlighted, with the authors initials.
  • No web access, no problem. Offline access is FREE.
  • All in one. OneNote works beautifully with Office.
  • Your notes everywhere. OneNote comes with Office 2010 & 2013 as well as Office 365 for PCs. OneNote is also available for Web, Windows, Phone, iPhone, Android phones, and as a Windows 8 application for tablets. You can also use OneNote in web browsers with the OneNote web app.

Office 365 – From home to business, desktop to web, and all the devices in between, Office has the tools to get your work done.

Top Features of Office 365

Now thru September 6th, Microsoft is offering $150 off Surface Pro 3 for college students to help them get the tablet that can replace their laptops at a reduced rate. With the all-new Surface pen you can turn out term papers or use it for hand written notes or doodles.

Take advantage of this offer at Microsoft Stores, Best Buy, Staples and Tiger Direct in the U.S., and Microsoft Stores and Best Buy in Canada. To be eligible for this promotion, students must be enrolled in college or university and have a valid .edu email address.

Gear Up for Back to School

Check out this great post on the Office 365 blog for Top 5 Tips for Back-to-School on a Budget.

Gear Up for Back to School

Enter to Win

Would you like to win a Asus Transformer Book T100 and a one year subscription to Office 365 Home, a combined value of $449?!

Of course you would! Use the entry form below to enter!

Enter More Back to School 2014 Giveaways

Here’s the list of Back to School 2014 Giveaways we’ve published so far… Check here daily for updates.

Don’t miss any of these giveaways. We’ll be updating our Back to School Giveaway Event 2014 post daily with new giveaways.

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Back to School Shopping Guide

We’ve pulled together an awesome collection of shopping suggestions to get your kids ready to head back to school… check out our Shopping Guide now!

Back To School Shopping Guide School Supplies


  1. says

    Thank you for the chance! We’ve been discussing getting my daughter, who is going into 6th grade starting THURSDAY, a laptop of her own. I’ve seen the work she’ll be doing it, and I know that it’ll almost be a requirement by the time she goes into 7th grade.

  2. Carolina Dhabolt says

    I have three sons & also two step kids all (but one) in school that would really appreciate this awesome prize!

  3. Karen Glatt says

    My nephew who lives with me could really use this laptop for school. He would not have to go to the library and do all of his homework.

  4. Sonya Morris says

    I would love to win this because I just dropped my daughter who is partially paralyzed at college today! This would be great for her to carry the tablet with her to class instead of lugging her laptop around.

  5. Christine Jensen says

    I want to win to help organize my crazy life with 5 super busy kids and a full time job in retail!

  6. sara haaf says

    Because it is AWESOME. I have a touch screen laptop, but not one that is awesome and clicks apart like that!

  7. Dawn says

    This would be SO helpful when multiple kids need to do homework and only one computer in the house is available, especially with a homeschooler in the midst. :)

  8. anne says

    I would love this laptop since I have never had one and need a practical and lightweight laptop since my wrists are painful. Thanks.

  9. Jake B says

    I would love to win this so I could give my mother her laptop back that I have been borrowing for awhile now……

  10. Meagan bs says

    I want to win this because my daughter has been begging for something to play games on, plus i’d love to have something for her to some online educational things.

  11. says

    I actually saw a commercial for this laptop last night and was so impressed. I don’t currently have a laptop and would love one.

  12. vickie couturier says

    id love to win because I don’t have one right now and need one that is easy to pack and take with me on the road

  13. says

    Because I love how it provides two solutions in one! It seems silly to have so many pieces of electronics around when you can do the job of two with just one! And I’m not buying a tablet AND a laptop for my teenagers!

  14. Julie Cutshaw says

    I’d love winning your ASUS Transformer Book T100 & Office 365 Home giveaway so that I can use it on the go when I am many places with my family such as camping, vacations, in the school car line, but mostly now while at the VA 35 miles away as my husband gets his chemo treatments. A great way to keep in touch with family by sending emails, pictures. Thanks for the chance to win. :)

  15. Terra Heck says

    This would be great for my oldest daughter to take to college with her and take notes. Thanks.

  16. samantha wagner says

    Would love to win this because I would love to have a portable laptop to use when needed on the go.

  17. Idaho Jill says

    My husband’s laptop is on the fritz so it would be great for him to be able to have a new one…and he doesn’t have a tablet either so this would fulfill both wishes!

  18. JD Northwest says

    Our kids are ready for a laptop for their school work. This would be perfect and very flexible for kids to use.

  19. Nicole says

    I could use a tablet for easy use to access important things while traveling or on the go and stay connected, I also write a lot and run a small business, so the office 365 could help a ton.

  20. Amy M says

    I’m starting graduate school and I could really use a new laptop to take notes, study, research, and write papers on!

  21. Ru says

    DH and I are constantly competing to get to the desktop first. Would be nice if the two of us could use a device at the same time!

  22. Gina M says

    I would love to win this fabulous prize because my son is getting older and will need a laptop of his own!

    Thanks for the chance to win!
    wildorchid985 at gmail dot com

  23. Nancy Serrano says

    I would like to win because I am a college student that is in desperate need of a laptop in order to complete homework and write papers. Going to the library every night has been the ultimate struggle.

  24. Susan D says

    I do freelance writing and am starting my own blog. I currently need to borrow my daughter’s laptop if I need to write away from home, so having my own laptop would be a dream come true :) Thanks for the opportunity. Here’s hoping!

  25. Brandy W says

    I would love to win this laptop for so many reasons. I am looking to go back to school and need one for that. The laptop itself is perfect.

  26. Ashley C says

    This would help our family out as we’re typically always “fighting” over the computer


  27. Charlotte W says

    I would love to win this for my daughter since her laptop is starting to fall apart. Thanks for the chance to win.

  28. Sharon Schoepe says

    I would love to win this because it would make our homeschooling so much easier. We wouldn’t be tied down to a desktop pc anymore

  29. jenn giannetto says

    i think it would be a great tool for my household that everyone could get some use out of. my fiance could use it to work on his website (he’s an independent artist trying to get a start) my first grader could use it for school and my youngest son would use it for learning games

  30. Sarah Hall says

    I would love to have this as my friends all have them and take them when we travel and I always just sit and watch them.

  31. Erin Ellis says

    I would love to win so that my kids can have their own laptop and I could get mine back. Thank you for the wonderful giveaway.

  32. Marlena U. says

    Our family doesn’t own a tablet and we would love one! My kids have been begging and claiming that we’re the ONLY family in town without one. lol! This would also be a nice asset to use at work. Thank for the amazing giveway!!

  33. Tammy S says

    I would love to win this because there are days I work from home. This would make my life so much w=easier. I wouldn’t have to lug my heavy laptop from work.

  34. Jeanna says

    I love to win this to make homework time easier! With 2 kids in school now our only computer has to be shared by everyone and you hate to rush someone while they are trying to do their work!

  35. chris legrand says

    Would love to win this for school especially because my old dell laptop is literally starting to come apart

  36. says

    We are using a very old laptop at home and would love to upgrade our personal computers. I think we end up on our work laptops quite frequently and would love to stop that habit!

  37. Hai says

    My daughter is now a senior in high school that will take mostly college classes for her last year of high school. Now that she is taking mostly college classes, she will need a reliable laptop that can can do homework and apply to scholarships/ colleges. Winning this will help her a lot!

  38. Delaina says

    My computer is currently dying a horrible, unavoidable death and I have no money to fix it. School is right around the corner and it would be lovely to have a new computer to use.

  39. Sonia says

    To utilize apps that will help my son with accommodations in all setting and help him increase his independence!

  40. Dawn Therrian says

    I am going to school myself this year.. so a new laptop would be amazing and a God send. This way i could donate my old one to my mom and she would be able learn how to use a laptop. She is not techno savvy and lives in AZ while i am in WI… so i can’t really teach her. She would be so excited as would I.

  41. Nichole says

    I want to win this fabulous prize because it will greatly help me be successful in college. I will be able to do research, email my family back home, and I will save money because I will not have to catch the bus to the library. I would be forever grateful if I win!

  42. Stacey b says

    We’re a family of 5 with only one computer, no laptop. This would be amazing for us to have! Thanks so much.

  43. Gina Brandt says

    I would love to win this for my family. I know I could use it since I started classes again and the kids for their school work or even entertainment.

  44. Samantha says

    I really need a new laptop for this new up coming school year cuz I’m starting college and my laptop is obsolete :(

  45. Holly F says

    Our laptop is 9 years old and takes forever to boot up! With two 2nd graders & a first grader we need a new one soon.

  46. Dara Nix says

    I want to win this because we only have one laptop for the entire family –and I am not sure how much longer this one is going to last. And a new laptop is NOT in our budget!

  47. Shannon M. says

    We are in need of a newer computer & are always sharing the one tablet we have. This would be great to have another tablet!

  48. Shannon P. says

    Winning a tablet would be awesome – maybe even help reduce the number of arguments over who is going to use the ipad first?!

  49. Sarah VM says

    I want to win this for my son. He will have a lot of school projects to do this year and this would come in very handy for him.

  50. Kamla L. says

    I only have an old outdated Desktop that is practically obsolete. I am desperately on need of a new computer and would love to have the versatility and mobility of the ASUS Transformer.

  51. Laura J says

    I would love to win, as our laptop died about a year ago. So hard with everyone trying to use the desktop and will be much harder once school starts. This would be so wonderful for our family!

  52. Tawney M. says

    My current Asus laptop is showing it’s age – this would be a wonderful replacement with added flexibility.

  53. Natalie F says

    Our laptop is from 2006 and getting a bit run down and slow — yet we really can’t replace it yet. Would be fun to win! Looks like a great laptop.

  54. says

    I would love to win this for myself. I could be so much more productive if I brought this portable device along with me to do some work while my kids are at practices and games.

  55. Allison Downes says

    I want to win this because I am needing a new laptop, and the tablet part will come in handy. I have never had a tablet before.

    Thanks for the chance!

  56. says

    I’d win it for my 15 yr old son. He’s a sophomore in high school and has dealt with a lot of changes the past couple of years and has taken on so much responsibility!

  57. says

    Hello, I would love to win this because I am now working on an old desk top that I waste a lot of time trying to get it to work smoothly, I am constantly trying to debug it. A new sleek fast laptop would help me run more efficiently and also free me from the confines of my office. Thanks for a great giveaway!

  58. D Schmidt says

    I would love to win because I am going to be homeschooling my son this year and this would be ideal for the situation.

  59. Shawna O says

    My current laptop is old and not working good and on it’s last leg. I’d love to win this for my own personal use and to also share with my oldest son to use for school.

  60. Arlene T. says

    I would love to win this laptop for my son to help him with his college courses.
    Thank you, 5MinutesforMom, for this opportunity.

  61. Irene Newstead says

    I have been trying to save enough to buy one , with no success. Those darn emergencies do keep cropping up to gobble up my savings. To ein one would be wonderful.

  62. saminder gumer says

    i need a new computer and 2 in 1 is even better. i love asus and its products and have heard great things about the transformer. i also use office all the time for work and personal reasons so this would be great for me.

  63. Meredith says

    I want to win it for my son!! He would love it :) I like how versatile it is. He can use it for school and for fun

  64. Teh Doll says

    My Acer laptop got the white screen of death… I am on my super old and falling apart computer now. This would be most amazing to have. =)

  65. Elaine Feliciano says

    I will be giving birth to our second child this coming September. :) It would be an amazing and perfect gift to win this for my husband. He is a very loving husband and father.

  66. Teresa Thompson says

    I have a laptop mini that collects dust because its too slow. I am in the market for a full size laptop and this one looks great.

  67. says

    I don’t have a laptop and that can be a big issue, especially when traveling. I was really hindered this summer, although less so than in that past as at least I HAVE a smartphone now! (way to join the age of technology! 😉
    And with my son getting into 2nd grade and reading more it would be nice to have something he can use as well!

  68. Anna Tran says

    My daughter is in high school at the moment, but she does not have a laptop. She is competing with the whole family to use the desktop for school work, and she is doing so well in school so I want to give her a gift that she deserves. :)

  69. Nicole Carter Weasley says

    I want to win because I’m tired of fighting with my daughter about who gets to get on the computer all the time! This would be great to have.

  70. says

    I would love to win this as my laptop is getting pretty old, and this laptop is so cool, it turns into a tablet which has been on my list of wants for a long time. Thanks for the chance.

  71. Daiva says

    I would love it for my son. His school has many activities that he can to do online so having a laptop would be very helpful!

  72. Kathleen Gereg says

    Simple said, my laptop is getting old and sluggish-even with the additional ‘maintenance’ programs I’ve purchased over the years.

  73. Robin Wilson says

    I have never owned a tablet but it would be awesome to be able to take this with me to my numerous doctor appts an treatments. The traveling and time spent there can be pretty darn boring.

  74. Jennifer Rote says

    We really need a second laptop in the home. Would love this for me. I would pass down my old one to my son.

  75. Michelle Llorin says

    We are a family of 6 and someone always has to wait to use our computer… this would be an incredible prize for our family! Thanks!

  76. Nidia H says

    My laptop is shot. I let my kids use it, and BAAM! I need a laptop to download my pictures and do my files. This would be awesome!

  77. Saver Sara says

    We desperately need a new computer for home. Our laptop is so old it barely connects to the internet. We do most of our work on our phones which isn’t so handy.

  78. ACMommy says

    Wow, I’ve never heard of this before your post, how cool!! We’d love to win due to needing something like this for our oldest for school. :-)

  79. says

    I love my laptop and I miss my tablet but my tablet didn’t always have enough for me. This would be great because it would be the best of both worlds in one for me!

  80. Nina says

    I have the original Transformer and I love it but I want to win this fabulous prize because it’s time for an upgrade!

  81. Debra L. Guillen says

    I want to win because my laptop is so old and heavy that it is impossible to travel with. This would be awesome.

  82. Daraya says

    My laptop screen doesn’t work so it has to be hooked up to another monitor, which makes me unable to bring it anywhere! I would love a laptop that is actually portable!

  83. Staci A says

    It would greatly help my kiddo get his work done faster, as handwriting is something he continues to struggle with.

  84. Carolann Leibenguth says

    I would love to win this because it is something the whole family can use. It can be used for homework, fun, and educational games.

  85. Lacey Burd says

    I’ve been researching these for a couple of weeks now. I’m on the go a lot. Between myself returning to school, my home business and running around for my daughter, this is right up my alley! It’s the perfect size and has everything I need. Super convenient to take it everywhere I need to be :)

  86. Theresa Jenkins says

    being a grandma nanny to 5 grandkids and 4 out of 5 in school with homework… the one at home does ABC mouse on line, 2 of them do online; my husband’s place of work shut their doors, so he is now doing unemployment online plus going back to school and needs a computer!!…a awesome giveaway for the whole family.

  87. Eileen Richter says

    I use my husband’s old work computer he brings home. I do not have a smaller unit to work with. I am dealing with some issues and need to do some journaling for daily medications, etc. and going to the med centers would be nice to have something like this…to have in the car (not even sure if it works like this as I am tech challenged). Also not sure about the capability but am hoping to get better enough to do some writing. It would help me organize my place in our lives right now, kids school and sport events, finances, friendships online with support groups and all, without having a heavy and hot computer on my lap or chest while I am laying on the couch. thanks.

  88. Jessibeth Vicenty says

    It would be great for me since I will be re-starting my studies again. Plus it would help in my little blog as well 😀

  89. says

    I’d love to win this for my daughter, who is starting her first dual enrollment class. She will have several papers to write, and being able to take notes in class would be a huge benefit!

  90. Christina G. says

    I want to win because I’m in desperate need of a new computer and this one, and the software, would be perfect. Thanks for the giveaway!

  91. Katt Lewis says

    I want to win this because I so need a backup for my old laptop, plus I need to learn windows 8 before I get any older and refuse to learn new technology.

  92. Rebecca D says

    My husband has wanted to start working on our family history and finds it hard to use our 1 computer with my boys and me using it all the time. He needs his own computer :)

  93. Courtney says

    My daughter is starting at a college preparatory school so this would be ideal for her since most of her work will be done on tablets.

  94. Stephanie says

    I would love to win this because my family and I are homeless, and this would give us a way to spend family time doing something together, playing games, or watching movies. My daughter would love it!! Thank you for the chance. 😀

  95. says

    My laptop just died, so this would be awesome. Not sure when we’ll be able to save up and get another.
    This would help with homework and office work I have to do daily.

  96. Randi C. says

    I am presently using my son’s broken laptop (screen is broken, using a monitor) and would love to have a tablet to take with me everywhere!

  97. Emily Smith says

    I need a new laptop very badly. The screen is messed up and it randomly turns off. It’s past it’s warranty timeframe. :(

  98. Kirsten says

    I want to win because could really use the ability to make Word documents on the go! (I know I could just pay for a subscription myself, but given all the competing demands…)

  99. julie p says

    My daughter’s laptop is not doing well with the back to school routine. It would be wonderful to win her this one!

  100. says

    I attend school exclusively online, so this would be helpful when I study and post to the message boards, create documents, everything! Plus I have two high schoolers

  101. Naomi says

    This would be great for my aunt, and this would be great for her work at CSU and for her daily life as her own laptop isn’t that high up.

  102. Jennifer Mathesz says

    I want to win because I think any day now our current laptop will die and it would be a blessing to get a new one

  103. Letara says

    I would love to win this prize because I am currently homeschooling my youngest two children, and borrowing my sister’s laptop… it would be SO much easier to have one of our own. Thanks for the chance to win 😛

  104. Kim Keithline says

    My son is going to college and over the summer his laptop broke and we need to buy him a new one it would be great to win one!!

  105. Susan Smith says

    I would love to win this laptop for my son to take when he goes to college. The laptop he has now is old and slow.

  106. Maureen says

    I home educate our three children and we need a device that allows for offline use too while we are having school outside the home. I also like that it has a long battery life!

  107. AnnMarie Diaz says

    I’d love to win this for my son, he is a great kid with a heart of gold, he’s been thru so much and never complains that I cannot afford to buy him things he really wants. So I thought I’d enter and if by some miracle I win he will be so happy and excited!!! Keeping my fingers crossed :)

  108. Kerrie Mayans says

    I want to win so that my kids would have an extra computer to use to do homework. Right now we have one computer and three kids who have to work on papers, internet research and IXL math websites.

  109. Sarah says

    I have a daughter with special needs and we homeschool. This would be great for her as she struggles with her motor and writing skills, in addition to other things. This would allow her to have something that she could do all of her school work on.

  110. Sheila Vives says

    I want to win because it makes study and research so much easier. It is lightweight, can do everything you need it to do, and will fit easily into a backpack.

  111. Jill Myrick says

    It has been two years since we have owned a laptop as our older one finally lost it’s battle. But I would love to win this so that I can be mobile again as I am currently restricted to my desk top only.


  112. Wendy McBride says

    I want to win this because my computer went out in a storm and not covered under warranty since it stopped working during lightning storm. Wahh
    I am borrowing an old iPad that cuts off.

  113. says

    I want to win because I keep seeing tablets like that and want to give one a try! Also — I always need Office and currently pay for a subscription, so it’d be nice to just have it and not have to keep paying :)

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