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*Expired* $250 Intel PC Giveaway

by Freebies4Mom on September 19, 2013 1:58 pm

$250 Intel Computer GiveawayGiveaway has ended, but there are more Giveaways to enter. The winner was announced hereDo you want to win a $250 Walmart gift card to use towards a new PC powered by Intel? One lucky Freebies 4 Mom reader will win it to splurge on a new computer! Walmart has a PC for you, with starting prices at $308 and several brands that use an Intel processor. Walmart sells HP, Toshiba, Acer, Dell and more brands of computers.

Fill out this mobile-friendly form to enter this giveaway. I’ll ask you to select a PC that you’d like to try from the selection available at Walmart. I’d love for you to share your PC Horror Story as part of your entry. Feel free to also copy & paste your story into the comments on of this post. You can only enter once per person. If you have any problems entering, please email Heather.

$250 Intel Computer Giveaway

What’s your PC Horror Story?

We all have a PC Horror Story to share, which is why I’m asking you to share yours! It could be a story about shopping for a computer, a computer catastrophe, a backup gone wrong, or crazy error messages.

My story involves my laptop. Now this laptop was kind of important to me as a bloggers because it was my ONLY computer at the time – it wasn’t a backup or a second computer, it was my ONLY computer. I made the mistake of enjoying a drink while I was blogging – one of those drinks with a large  cap that screws on (I know you can already see where this story is going). I spilled my drink on my laptop keyboard (tragedy!). I immediately flipped the laptop over to minimize the penetration of the liquid. I then was under the illusion that I could get my laptop repaired. Unfortunately it was not repairable, but I tried (and I spent money on it). I finally gave up and “buried” it and invested in a desktop PC to blog from.

I learned three lessons from my PC Horror Story:

1. Don’t drink & blog while on a laptop.

2. If you do drink while on a laptop, use a spillproof container

3. If you spill your drink on a laptop, don’t spend money trying to repair it

What did you learn from your PC Horror Story? Tell me when you enter my giveaway!

Do you want to win a $250 Walmart gift card? Only one person will win, but you have to enter before this giveaway closes on Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013 at 11:59 pm CT to have a chance to win it.

$250 Intel Computer GiveawayGiveaway Rules and Disclosure

Please read the Official Rules for this giveaway. I received compensation from Lunchbox for hosting this giveaway. My opinion is my own and not edited by Lunchbox. Please read my Disclosure Policy.

Good luck and please complete the form to enter this giveaway. You are encouraged to post comments here, but comments will not be accepted as giveaway entries. Thanks for entering and come back after this giveaway closes on Wednesday, Sept. 25,  2013 to find out who won in my Winners post.

{ 11 comments… read them below or add one }

Jacquie September 19, 2013 at 3:14 pm

I was working full time and going to school full time. I needed a new computer because I let my old one get wet. 🙁 So I ordered from a well known company online. First of all the man I was talking to tried to push me into things I didn’t need. I knew better. I got what I wanted from him even with his snotty attitude. Two days after it arrived by mail I discovered he had but 2 LAN ports in it. I was mad but just let it go. A few days later I had to call the manufacturer and get a replacement keyboard, which I had to then install myself. Every few months after that another part broke. Power cord, battery quit, wifi card. Then finally the hard drive went and I gave it to my son to play with and called it a loss. I still managed to get through school. Now I am using an old laptop given to me by a friend. I have to hook it to a monitor because the screen is broken. But hey, it works! lol.

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Jacquie September 19, 2013 at 3:15 pm

BTW that computer cost me over $650!

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Freebies4Mom September 22, 2013 at 11:54 am

Sometimes when you receive bad customer service it’s a sign that you shouldn’t buy from that company. Sorry you have a bad experience, glad you have a “gently loved” laptop that works!

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Missy September 22, 2013 at 10:57 am

I had to bring my computer to church one day to get stuff done. As we were leaving, I was trying to gather up the family (husband and two kids) but kept getting distracted by people talking to me. Finally I was able to escape to the parking lot where I thought my husband and kids were waiting, but they were not. I set my bags down beside the car so I could go look for them and not have to carry the stuff around. I would have put it in the car but it was locked and I didn’t have the keys. I made sure to put them on the side of the car that was closest to the front door of the church so my hubby would see them as he came out and put them in for me. I then headed back inside to look around for them and they weren’t in there. I went back out to the parking lot and my husband was picking up the bags and putting them in the car with kids already in and buckled. Perfect! He got my memo and was putting them in for me! He then starts to get on my case about putting the bags there…I was confused. What was the issue? He proceeded to tell me that he ran them over!!! AHHHHH! I had put them next to the back passenger tire (not in front of or behind, not where the tire would roll over them), so I couldn’t understand how you ran over them. He said he loaded up the kids and was going to pull up to pick me up (sweet husband!), but he didn’t see the bags because he went out the side of the church and was playing with the kids as he walked up to the car. So as he backed out, the front tire ran over them! Oops! My bad! We only had that computer for about 6 months too and I was in the middle of classes online and needed a computer! (A friend ended up giving us one of theirs since they no longer needed it, which worked out!)

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Freebies4Mom September 22, 2013 at 11:40 am

What a crazy way to lose your computer! Thanks for sharing.

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lacie price September 25, 2013 at 2:57 pm

My daughters had a laptop that was strictly for watching movies on and videos from online, we let a family member borrow it for a few days while they were waiting for theirs to be delivered. Their uncle forgot to plug the cooling fan in to keep it from overheating. He returned it to us with a fried motherboard and $20 to replace it. I am saving up to get them a new one because $20 isn’t enough for anything lol. I feel bad and will never let anyone borrow my kids stuff again unless I can afford to replace it myself.

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Freebies4Mom September 25, 2013 at 2:58 pm

Oh my – $20 is definitely not enough to replace it! Good luck!

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Dorothy B. September 25, 2013 at 5:03 pm

My business laptop totally crashed in the middle of editing…. I lost an entire wedding. I was mortified.

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Dona September 25, 2013 at 5:07 pm

So i come home from work and the window to my kitchen is open. i gasp because i dont remember or believe i left it open. to my misfortune, not only mine, but my 10 year old daughters laptop was yes taking, along with other small electronics. the disheartening part is i am a single mother of 3 and my daughter opted to save all her straight A reward money and buy her own laptop. so i cried to see that hers was stolen as well as mine. they could have at least left one hers bc she saved to purchase it herself. heart broken and upset to be unable to purchase her another one on a single mother income. i would love to be able to get her one for her 11th birthday in a couple of days 10/4. i am blessed to have all 3 children they are very special. a mother couldnt ask to be blessed more.

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Ped September 25, 2013 at 11:10 pm

I have not been able to have a “normal” computer since I got married. My husband is a “computer guy” and is working on a degree in IT. Any noise about spending money on a computer would be seen as treason and lack of faith in his abilities. He can go into the basement and put together parts from 6 different 10 year old broken and unmatched computers to come up with something that is good to go online and check Facebook as long as I don’t try to play any of those “fancy” new games or stream anything. I also can’t really count on being able to find or keep any pictures, music or information on a computer because he likes to try out different operating systems and often I will turn the machine on to find absolutely nothing familiar after it starts up. He rebuilt and configured and old commercial touch screen photo kiosk terminal (a big mint green, gray and red number like at WalMart or Walgreens), which is awesome for the 6 yr old to play games on, but not so awesome to have in the living room to check email on.

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Freebies4Mom September 25, 2013 at 11:13 pm

Reading your story made me laugh out loud! Ahhh, the joys of being married to a “computer guy” (sigh….)

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